God is magnificent in how he has outlined what the world will be like at Christ’s return. The place where he will one day stand is now in such chaos and compassed about with armies and this gives us the answers every Christian awaits as prophecy is fulfilled. “And when you see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation therof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled”.(Luke 21:20=22).
There is a shining message Christians are given as to what part we play in all this? We see the compassion our Saviour has for Jerusalem and we are the ones who are covering the earth as we come in the name of the Lord to many. As he says we will not see him till people know and learn to say Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, yet many do not want to hear it the whole earth will be covered with his word just before we see him return! “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killeth the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord”.(Luke 13:34,35).
We are not called to sit on the sidelines hoping people will somehow learn of God. No we are his mouthpiece he speaks through to the nations and his word will not return to him void and not accomplish what he hopes for it to do! “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and let the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For y thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth; it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it”.(Isaiah 55:6-8,11).
Let’s focus on telling others of the good news of the gospel, which is of God’s mercy and forgiveness through his Son the Lord Jesus Christ!