Are these the last days?
When thieves come at night, it's not that much of a shocker because the bible points to that fact in Matthew 24. However when people openly practice day light robbery, it becomes a lot worrying.
Disclaimer: I am not saying stealing at night is a good thing or excusable.
Background: At our home, the most my dad ever had to pay for our monthly water bills was USD $30 which is equivalent to about 300rands. However these past two months (April and May) our bills suddenly went up to about USD $200 and USD $300, respectively (and to also note, we had the most water cuts in these two months, plus we generally use the borehole more). My parents then decided they wouldn't pay anything at all. Then the June bill miraculously dropped down to USD$25. Seeing the bill was reasonable my dad paid the bill off. Then yesterday the municipal people came over to our house wanting to disconnect our water supply because we were owing USD $732. Right! We we all like from where though? But how?
Nonetheless, as much as we were all shocked, we were definitely not surprised. The bible tells us in 1 Timothy 3:1-5 that, "...in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be...without natural affection, truce breakers, FALSE ACCUSERS..." Though it hurts, these things have to happen, the words of Christ have to be fulfilled before he could show up in the clouds. Greater tribulations are yet to come, but we should always rejoice and give thanks to our Father above, knowing that the more we see these things, the closer is the return of our Savior Jesus, it is 'even at the doors" (Matthew 24:33).
Great is His faithfulness, for revealing all these things to us before they even happen.
Moral of the Story: "We know not the hour of the Master’s appearing, yet signs all foretell that the moment is nearing, when He shall return ’tis a promise most cheering, But we know not the hour." However, "there's light for the wise who are seeking salvation, there's truth in the Book of divine revelation, each prophecy points to the great consummation." This should be our hope and prayer that, "we'll watch and we’ll pray, with our lamps trimmed and burning, we'll work and we’ll wait till the Master’s returning, we'll sing and rejoice, every omen discerning," despite the fact that, "we know not the hour."
JESUS IS COMING SOON! ARE YOU READY?