I decided to write further on the subject of the Colosseum.
The Roman Colosseum or Coliseum, which was at first known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, was commissioned in AD 72 by Emperor Vespasian. It was later on completed by his son, Titus in AD 80.
As we know from history many events were held in this huge arena where oftentimes many were killed as they fought other soldiers as well as being mauled and torn asunder by lions and other beasts.
All of this would take place even while the great and illustrious Roman ruler looked on and even cheered while many died a most gruesome death.
But you see, we are all now spectators in this present age and while the arena is no longer a huge Colosseum where its spectators may sit, we still are onlookers to the tragic and unwholesome events of our day and age.
We sit comfortably in our homes as the images around the world flash at us from our television screens and the internet. And yet even if we so proudly suggest that we longer watch television, we still are spectators on every street corner and sidewalk where we shop and do our business.
We encounter a myriad of different types of people from the most elite to the downtrodden and wayward.
The people shuffle to and fro going about their business with some of them living their daily lives without a hope for tomorrow.
It’s as if we are all strangers to them in a strange land. Many of us are just onlookers beholding the daily lives of those around us, without even offering one of them a crust of bread or perhaps even a smile.
But of course we can say to ourselves that we don’t want to get involved because that is not our business and we have our own lives to lead. And yet Jesus Himself said,
“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me,“ Matthew 25:40.
For, weren’t we at one time or another one of the least of these?
Did we not need the promise of hope, when all around us seemed like a lost and decaying existence?
Perhaps it’s time to get out of the bleachers and step among those who are in the arena.
Perhaps it’s time to no longer be spectators of this life that goes on around us each and every day and every hour.
We don’t have to wield a sword or pick up a spear, but merely to offer a helping hand and a gracious smile to brighten the day of someone else, and then to offer them hope to a lost and dying world.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?