We are living in an ever changing world that is quickly heading for a fall. Men’s heart’s must change before we see a change for the better BUT WILL WE? Scripture teaches that before the return of Christ the world will not be at it’s best, but at it’s worst! And so the birth pains of a new world have more than begun!
This world as we know it will one day be ruled in righteousness by our Lord,but first there will be many changes that must take place before His eternal reign! Scripture teaches the earth will be as a woman that travaileth in pain before the birth. Chapter 24 of the book of Matthew shows Jesus teaching His disciples of what events must first take place before His return,and this lesson is for those who are looking for the return of their Saviour.
When we look around today the earth has well begun the birth pains that will one day bring forth the change it will take to usher in a whole new world. The following passages reads as though it was written today,but is a confirmation from past writings of Paul to his son Timothy of a time that was on the horizon …… a time that mirrors our day. (2 Timothy 3:1-7). This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Much of the earth has suffered devastating and destructive storms like never before,even all at one time. Earthquakes have become more frequent and there is no coincidence in their occurrence. The earth we are told will one day reel to and fro as a drunkard before the final fall of it!(Isaiah 24:18-23) And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake. The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited. Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.
The new Jerusalem will be a place where only truth and righteousness will one day reign for all eternity, and this is the hope of every christian! (Revelation 21:1-5) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.