Are we observing the very last days before what we know of as the End of Time arrives? THAT no one is able to address with certainty for history after the Resurrection of Christ is littered with failed prophetic statements about the End of Time, the Rapture and the Tribulation. We may or may not be there, but one thing is certain there is a veil of darkness through which we are about to pass. In America this veil has been threatening for some time and many of our populace has ignored it and observed others around us being absorbed by it. But there is an answer, a solution.
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see. 2 For by it the people of old received God’s commendation. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were set in order at God’s command, so that the visible has its origin in the invisible. 4 By faith Abel offered God a greater sacrifice than Cain, and through his faith he was commended as righteous because God commended him for his offerings. And through his faith he still speaks, though he is dead. 5 By faith Enoch was taken up so that he did not see death, and he was not to be found because God took him up. For before his removal he had been commended as having pleased God. 6 Now without faith it is impossible to please him, for the one who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. 7 By faith Noah, when he was warned about things not yet seen, with reverent regard constructed an ark for the deliverance of his family. Through faith he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.” Hebrews 11:1-7.
I know that I have been lamenting the demise of our once great Nation for many years and have said often the end of it is near. Today, I fear that sense and smell of death is nearer than ever. Although I am unable to give a date of the final end of Constitutional law and order we have enjoyed for my lifetime, the beginning of that finality will come January 20, 2021. But there is hope for everyone who are Following the Lord Jesus Christ; those who belong to Him.
Abel died by the hands of his brother, but found peace with God. Enoch please God and escaped physical death. Noah trusted God, followed His instructions to build an ark for the survival of mankind. The answer was and remains to be faith. Manley Beasley is quoted to have said, “Faith is acting as if it is so in order for it to be so because with God it already is so.” And the Hebrew writer tells us, “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1. The songwriter sings, “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.” And as we look at this veil of approaching darkness our faith in Jesus Christ is able to surpass that darkness for in Him is our strength and light; our faith MUST rest in Him alone.
Our ark is not a boat, but our ark is the Risen Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Jesus told His disciples, “I am with you always, to the end of age.” Matthew 28:20b. He is always our Present Help in Need. We also find in the Gospel of John seven “I am” statements of Jesus:
- Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. The one who comes to me will never go hungry, and the one who believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35.
- Then Jesus spoke out again, “I am the light of the world! The one who follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12.
- So Jesus said again, “I tell you the solemn truth, I am the door for the sheep. All who came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved, and will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.” John 10:7-10.
- Jesus replied, “Your brother will come back to life again.” Martha said, “I know that he will come back to life again in the resurrection at the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live even if he dies, and the one who lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:23-26.
- “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11-15.
- “I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. He takes away every branch that does not bear fruit in me. He prunes every branch that bears fruit so that it will bear more fruit.” John 15:1-2.
- “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you have known me, you will know my Father too. And from now on you do know him and have seen him.” John 14:6.
Yes, there is a heavy and dark veil in our present physical future in America, a veil that has been approaching for some time. Many of us, including myself, felt that Donald Trump might have been the one person who might possibly bring us some hope, some light for the future of our Nation. However, there simply are not enough of us ‘Patriots,’ as we have been called. The evil forces we are facing are a ‘Clear and Present Danger’ all around us. These forces are real and most likely are bringing an end to the Law and Order our valued Constitution has allowed for more than 200 years. Fearfully, this may be coming to an end, soon and very soon.
However, our hope is, indeed, built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. We must most certainly now stand on the gift of faith our God has given us in Jesus Christ.
Jesus is Lord!!