Over the years I have heard people say: if there is a God why does this happen, or why does he allow that to happen? I Thessalonians 4:7 -8 simply tells us that God is there and he is offering the Holy Spirit to us but if we reject it we are not rejecting our friends and neighbors but we are rejecting God. God is a gentleman. He WILL NOT force himself on us. However he sends messengers, signs and wonders to get our attention. It does not matter if the messenger is Apostolic, Pentecostal or Baptist. If they are saying that there is only ONE way to God and that is through Jesus Christ then you have heard the GOOD NEWS. Jesus Saves! God has not rejected us. Jesus has not left us. The Holy Spirit has not disappeared.
The bad things that happen are a result of God being pushed away from us and our failure to follow the Manual (Bible).
Tired of reading about kids shooting each other at school? Well, what happened to prayer in the schools?
Watching Nanny 911 and you see disobedient children that beat their parents? What happened to spare the rod and spoil the child? Train up a child in the way that he should go?
Are your finances in disarray? When was the last time you paid your tithes and offering? Are you faithful and wise with what God has blessed you with? How have you reinvested into the Kingdom?
Horrible weather, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. Scary? God is trying to get your attention. Are you PAYING attention? These are signs of the times and all are listed in the Manual (Bible)
Many will see the calamity that surrounds us and feel discouraged while others will rejoice in knowing that their Savior is about to return. I am rejoicing. What about you?