Why be surprised at Government Shutdown, terrorism, increased violence and all of the other situations in life that are causing many people to live in fear? If each of us would turn to God’s Holy Word we would live every day in His peace, and in the knowledge that He has clearly warned us of these “signs” of His coming.

Jesus did not mention the words “Government Shutdown” or any of the conditions listed above, but what he did say was “… and there shall be a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation…” Daniel 12:1.

If God’s Holy Word contained  Matthew chapters 24 and 25 only, it would be enough to prepare us, not only for “those things that are coming on the earth,” but also for His coming.

Luke 21:25-27 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars;and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of earth shall be shaken. And then shall they see the son of man coming in a cloud with with power and great glory.

One of my favorite Bible verses, and a very sobering one, is spoken by Jesus Himself to Nicodemus, one of the Jewish rulers, John 3:12 “If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?”

Trust in God’s Holy Word, and you will be free (John 8:32) and peaceful indeed!

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