09
Aug
11

keep your head

“Welcome To The New World Disorder”

“Why The Next Recession Could Be Worse”

“UK Shaken By Spreading Riots”

In case you missed them, these are just a few of the headlines posted on various websites in the last 24 hours.

What in the world is happening and what should we do? Well, here is what Jesus had to say about it: “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.” (Matthew 34:6-8) Author and pastor Max Lucado offers this interpretation of Jesus’ predictions: “Nature is a pregnant creation, third-trimester heavy. When a tornado rips through a city in Kansas or an earthquake flattens a region in Pakistan, this is more than barometric changes or shifts of ancient fault lines. The universe is passing through the final hours before delivery. Painful contractions are in the forecast.”

Jesus’ instruction to his followers? “Such things must happen,” so…

“See to it that you are not alarmed.” NIV

“Keep your head and don’t panic.” MSG

“See that you are not troubled.” NKJV

Pastor Lucado adds: “And remember ‘All these (challenging times) are the beginning of birth pains’ (24:8), and birth pangs aren’t all bad. (Easy for me to say.) Birth pangs signal the onset of the final push. The obstetrician assures the mom-to-be, ‘It’s going to hurt for a time, but it’s going to get better.’ Jesus assures us of the same. Global conflicts indicate our date on the maternity calendar. We are in the final hours, just a few pushes from delivery, a few brief ticks of eternity’s clock form the great crowning of creation. A whole new world is coming!”

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