Back in the 1920’s there was a woman living in Auburn, Maine with her five children. One of her daughters was my wife’s mother, Mildred, and another was her sister Jean. Those three were the only ones at home when suddenly the world seemed to be coming to an end. Years later, Jean wrote about it this way:
A phenomenal cloud and dust formation darkened the sky while the sun shone through in a ruddy. ominous light. It was frightening. We three stood looking out the south window , while Mama put her protective arms around us. one on each side. and said in perfect calm, “This is our God, we have waited for Him.” The eerie scene faded. We were safe. I have never forgotten that sense of peace and security she brought to us.
Will we be able to remember that Bible verse and feel a supernatural peace when we see God’s prophesied wrath and judgments begin to unfold before our very eyes? Will we maintain a sabbatical composure as our world falls apart around us? By faith, yes we will!
Our weekly Sabbath keeping is one of God’s object lessons for the coming of the earth’s Sabbath in the Millennium. In the midst of the weekly turmoil, uncertainty, and even fear that so many people are experiencing right now, it reminds us that true world peace and true justice are coming to us sooner rather than later! When Jesus comes back and is governing the world from Jerusalem, there will be no more war, no more evil men in charge of evil governments, no more viral epidemics, no more inflation, no more production of pornography, no more biased judges, and no more anti-Christian propaganda.
However, before that time of peace and righteousness, God will bring down his holy wrath and divine judgements on a world that is sold out in large part to promoting Satan’s evil agenda. As we look at this troubling scene around us, I believe we should remind ourselves that it will soon be coming to an end.
Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!
Pastor Joe Brown