Where are we going from here?
That is my question, and yet how many really know what the answer is. Don’t you wonder sometimes with the wars and the surge in troubles everywhere?
Of course, perhaps we can give a reply, an answer to my question that I’ve given here. Are we going to a time of great things on the horizon beyond — new scientific discoveries, more fancy objects and electronics?
Will The Nations cease from their wars, and will a time of great peace finally come, you ask?
What sounds do you hear around you this day? Are they the sounds of children’s laughter, and birds singing?
You say that it is springtime and with that I agree. But have the flowers that have bloomed and the sounds of laughter, caused the evil in men’s hearts to leave?
The war in the east continues and the madman sits in his private chamber thinking of his next move. How many more guns and artillery are needed, he wonders. Can I subvert all around me to my will and thought?
The time will come when swords will be beat into plowshares, and spears into pruning hooks, but we still have a long way to go yet.
And some might say, “Just trust God, He’ll take care of everything,” — and yet, even a fool would know that it’s good to prepare, it’s wise to know what’s ahead.
Go ahead though, sit in your comfortable pews at Church and sing your hallelujahs and amens. Watch your favorite newscasters and follow the newest conspiracy theory, I’m certain that will see you though.
Go ahead and label me a doomsday prophet, that’s fine with me. Just don’t forget the promises I’ve given and the hope that still abides. But you’d better develop some long term endurance.
But don’t think, that just because you live in a country with much to offer, that the walls around you will be safe forever.
Don’t think that the dangers of the east will utterly spare us. We may have strong battalions and guns, but there are gaps in the fortress, and the stones are cracked.
But for now I’ll just paint and write, and I’ll weed the garden around me, and drink our coffee. I’ll tell some good jokes and go on with life.
Maybe Solomon was right when he said,
“Nothing is better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and that his soul should enjoy good in his labor. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God.” Ecclesiastes 2:24.
And remember our friend the ant:
“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.” Proverbs 6:6-8.
~ 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?