From a Mothers Heart for the week of May 10, 2012

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By Bea Wallen

Bea Wallen
From A Mothers Heart
God Is Trying To Shake Us From Our Lethargy

As we watch the downward spiral of our society today do we realize that an explosion is about to happen? Something has got to change.
Look at the deteriorating moral values in our nation the divorce rate, abortion, pornography, drug addiction, and child abuse. We witness what has transpired in the homosexual community. We hear of more violent crimes, drive by shootings and the terrorism that threatens our world. We wonder what is this world coming to? Is the end near?
Jesus disciples asked Him, “What will be the signs of thy coming and the end of the world?” (Matthew 24:3.) Jesus’ answer to them and to us is found in Matthew 24:37-39. “As the days of Noah were so shall also the coming of the son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark and knew not until the flood came and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
“God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” (Genesis 6:5)
As we look at our world today, we see the parallel the movie industry corrupting our values, television defiling our homes, children’s video games teaching violence, all these are polluting peoples minds until the thoughts and imagination of mans heart is continually evil. We read in Genesis 6;11 that “the earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.”
I would say that the earth or world right now is very much like it was in the days of Noah. As Jesus pointed out, the people were totally unmindful to the coming judgment of God. They ignored the warnings of Noah. It was pretty much business as usual. They did not realize what was happening until Noah went into the ark and the rain began to fall.
People today do not realize how ripe the world is for judgment. God is trying to shake us from our lethargy and wake us up. We see worldwide financial crisis, disasters, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, fires, floods, drought, famines and diseases. But try to suggest to a worldly person that these indicate the beginning of sorrows and God’s judgment and they will laugh at you. The world may acknowledge their belief in the existence of God, but they live as thought God does not exist. There is a total lack of fear of a holy and righteous God.
The Prophet Isaiah said, “Woe unto them who call evil good and good evil” (Isaiah 5:20). Speaking of the future woes that are coming upon the earth, the angel proclaims in Rev. 8:13, “Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!”
A day of reckoning is coming. We see prophecies rapidly fulfilled before our very eyes. Who and what can save us? Increased knowledge can’t save us. The government can’t save us. Science can’t save us. The only hope for the future is the coming again of Jesus Christ. Only Jesus can save us.
This is what Jesus is talking about in Matthew 24, the day of the Lord’s coming, the day of the establishing of the Kingdom of God.
As we face the condition of the world today, we realize that judgment is not that far off. So let us pray our hearts unto the things of the Spirit and free us from the bondage of corruption that holds the world in its grip. And let us pray as God’s people to have a real heart and concern for our families and for our nation for a spiritual revival in our land. As we see the deteriorating condition of the world around us, it should be a wake up call for us to live godly righteous holy lives placing our minds hearts and priorities on eternal values.
We don’t know what 2012 or future years may hold for us, joys, sorrows, victories or defeats. But we do know that the Lord has promised to be with us and he’s promised to help us and to guide us. So with this promise let us commit our ways to him, knowing that he will bring to pass his perfect will in our lives.
May the Lord be with you and bless you as we look forward to that glorious day of the Lord and the establishment of his Kingdom. For Jesus said, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days, they shall see the Son of man coming in the cloud of heaven with power and great glory.” (Matthew 24;29-30).