Article 9 Carrying On As Usual

 

Since Israel kicked off the end times by reestablishing itself as a nation in 1948, viagra canada does this mean everyone in this last generation will experience nothing but heartache, turmoil, and tribulation? According the Bible, most of the world during these last days will be consumed and dominated by catastrophic wars, cultural breakdowns, and natural disasters. Nations will fight against other nations, long standing governments will collapse, and cultures will disintegrate. Natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornados, and famines will happen all at once or be continuously occurring. The environment as we know it will eventually become unrecognizable and irreparable. Worst of all, though, a throng of self-serving leaders, phony prophets, fraudulent teachers, and counterfeit saviors will only give us unfulfillable promises, false hope, and great disillusionment.

Yet in the midst of this, Jesus seemed to indicate according to His prophetic message in Matthew 24, that there will be those who might escape this turmoil, or at least be protected from it. The sanctuary these people will be able to secure for themselves has nothing to do with their relationship with God, because many Christians along with non-Christians will perish during these final days. But for whatever reason, probably due to where these people live, or the protection they are financially able to secure, they live somewhat normal lives while the rest of the world is perishing. By contrast they will carry on in life as usual, like those in Noah’s day before the flood hit. Nevertheless, these sheltered people won’t escape Christ’s judgment at the end when He returns. They, like everyone else in the world, will be looked at according to their faith in Christ. If they believe, they will join Him, and if not, then they won’t; it as simple as that.

Below is what Jesus said about these protected people in Matthew 24. Next week we will look at the other things He said in this chapter, particularly with what the rest of the world will see in this last generation.

“For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left. Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will. Matthew 24:37-44 (Jesus)