By Lou Yeboah
What I mean, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none; those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away. [1 Corinthians 7:29-31]. I tell you; our entire lives are about to change.
You see, we are moving forward toward the Biblical description of the last era of human history prior to Christ’s return. [Romans 13:11-14]. Events will unfold soon to destroy the world’s way of life as we have known it. How much time is left? We do not know. That is a mystery that God holds in His hand, and He will not tell us. But what He does tell us is, “IT’S LATER THAN YOU THINK.” Time is passing quickly. It will not be long before this present age as we know it will end. I tell you our entire lives are about to change. Wake up!
The Bible reveals that the worst, most indescribably terrifying time in the entire history of this planet is soon to occur. This terrifying time [the Great Tribulation] spoken of as the time of “Jacob’s trouble” [Jeremiah 30:7] will be such an awful time that the destruction and genocide of World War II will seem like a picnic in comparison! Just thinking about the horrors to be visited on the city caused Jesus to weep. [Luke 19:41].
“For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” [Matthew 24:21–22].
I tell you, we are now approaching that time, and these things are now being revealed. War, violence and lawlessness, drought and famine, earthquakes and other natural catastrophes, disease epidemics, the rise of an aggressive, fundamentalist Islamic power, an ascendant European Union seeking global primacy, the crisis involving Jerusalem, the abomination of desolation. Understand the significance of today’s news and where it is all leading, for the end of all things is at hand. [1 Peter 4:7]. The night is nearly over the day is almost here. Our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. [Romans 13:11-14].
And Jesus said to the multitudes on one occasion: “Whenever you see a cloud rising out of the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming’; and so, it is. And when you see the south wind blow, you say, ‘There will be hot weather’; and there is. Hypocrites! You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time?” [Luke 12:54-56]. Days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation” [Luke 19:42-44]. Wake up! Everything is about to change!
Even though Moses, wrote in [Psalms 90], “Teach us to number our days aright that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” We don’t know how to do that. We don’t know how to measure the number of days we have left. And therefore, the heart of wisdom is for us to assume that today might be our last day on earth, and that we should make the most of the hours we have today, to live them to the fullest to the glory of God, and do this, understanding the present time.
None of the wicked shall understand, but those who are wise shall understand” [Daniel 12:10].
I say, and I say again, “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand!”