This past Sunday, our Pastor taught us about birthing pains. You probably think that it is weird a man could tell a room full of women about the pains of birthing. He was referring to the birthing pains Jesus describes in the book of Matthew, Chapter 24.
First I must give you Jesus’ warning.
“Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name claiming, ‘I am the Messiah’ and will deceive many.” Matthew, Chapter 24: 4-5.
Jesus continued, “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All of these are the beginning of birth pains.”
Birth pains are about a new life entering this world. Jesus is coming back, you know. He is our new life! But before He comes, the earth and the people on earth must go through these pains.
Because these are the signs of Christ coming again. And these signs will become more frequent, more destructive, and bring us much more sorrow. Some will in the midst of our pain, turn to God and devote their lives to serving Him. Some people will turn away from God, not understanding how this “Prosperity God” they believe in, could do such horrific things to His children.
That is the reason Jesus first gives a warning to us. Jesus is real, God is real and His words are the same, even 2 thousand years later. You have to remember it is easier to walk away from the sparkly Christianity, when the sparkle quits shining. And it is harder to stay when the real word of God is revealed.
Sunday night another horrendous shooting event happened in the United States, in Las Vegas. Innocent lives were lost without reason and our hearts are breaking at the thought of what their loved ones are going through right now!
So will you stay and fight the good fight, faith requires? Or will you turn away because the road is getting bumpy, lives are being lost to evil, and the golden umbrella your Prosperity Preacher held over your head is now black and reeks of sulfur?
If you are staying, buy a good bible and read it for yourself. Find a bible based church who can help you understand the true, real Living God! And be prepared to stand in unison with other faith fighting Christians, loving one another with Christian love. It won’t be easy, but since your eternity relies on your decision, I believe it will be worthwhile.
For those who walk away, I will continue to pray for you. And know this, if you stay or walk away, God still loves you and always will!
Please Pray For The Families, Friends, and Co-Workers Who Lost Their Loved Ones in Vegas!
God Bless You!