Are you ready?

"So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near." Luke 21:32

There is a breakdown across society today. The breakdown of the American family is at the root of so many of our social ills today. You can take almost every social ill, every societal problem in our nation, and trace it directly back to the breakdown of the family and breakdown of personal relationships. And it is not just the breakdown of the family, but it’s also the redefinition of the family and, in some cases, the redefinition of a man or woman.We also see violence in our streets, a media full of lies and untruths, and the corruption of our social and political systems. Things that we could count on cannot be counted on anymore. 

 

Immorality is being promoted and pushed onto us from every direction, not only in the media but also in our schools and colleges. Pretty much everywhere we look, we see a breakdown in our culture. We live in a time when our culture celebrates wrong as right and mocks right, as though it were wrong. This reminds me of a verse from the Old Testament Book of Isaiah, which says, “What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter” (Isaiah 5:20 NLT). It seems like everything is upside down now, doesn’t it?

 

What are we to do? We are called to watch and pray. I think all the things we see happening around us are signs of the times, reminding us that we are living in the last days. Jesus, speaking of His imminent return and the signs that would come, said, “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28 NKJV). We need divine intervention. We need the Lord to hear our prayers and help us. 

 

What we need is another Jesus Movement. We need another spiritual awakening. I believe the days we are living in are going to produce another great revival before the Lord returns. Let me ask. Are you awake? Are you watching and praying? Are you ready should the Lord return today? Are you being spiritually revived? Are you hungry and thirsty for more of Jesus? Are you focused on Jesus or focused on the problems of the world? You see, one direction of focus will put us in a place for revival to happen and the other will be a place of total breakdown. But, as for me and my house we are going to serve the Lord and be ready for a great move of God! 

 

Going and Growing 2022

 

Pastor Larry