Imagine this: The news is broadcasting frightening images of a world gone crazy. The world wide governments have ordered martial law. Still, the streets are littered with rioters, gangs and innocent men and women just looking for some gas to put into their vehicles are beaten or killed.
This is not hard to imagine because we have already seen this happen in our streets.
People are stealing and hoarding supplies, food and water. They're killing each other trying to prepare for an impending doomsday. A flood of Biblical magnitude sweeps upon major coastal cities.
This is not hard to imagine because we have already seen this happen in our cities. We have seen rioting in our cities that resulted in innocent bystanders beaten and killed. We have seen parts of major cities turned into war zones as people crash into stores and take what they want and then burn the stores. We have seen attacks on our police force and police cars destroyed and burned.
Just when we thought that we have seen the worse of times and the worse of the depravity of mankind, unfortunately things will get worse. Things in our world are not going to get better or return to "NORMAL."
We will experience power outages. It may be more than just a temporary power outage. It could be the actual end of the normal life as we know it on earth. Imagine: No air conditioning in the summer of extreme heat. No heat in the winter of extreme cold. Where will you be? What will you do? Will you be stressing out trying to survive the chaos as you look for supplies, power, food and water? You think this is just hype. I watched on social media a couple days ago three grown women fight it out in the middle of a store over toilet paper. This is not people fighting to survive for something that can be the difference between life or death. This is a fight over toilet paper.
Will you be a part of the problem or a part of the solution? Will you be stressed out in worry wondering what you will do or will you be at peace, already prepared to stand in faith at the inevitable end of the world as we know it? If you've ever thought about becoming a "prepper" and preparing for or surviving the "End of the World" foretold in Matthew 24, there are some things that you need to know.
No one will survive the end.
I know this sounds doomsday in the message however we need to read and reread Matthew 24 and the Book of Revelation. We cannot pray enough, fast enough, witness enough, be revived enough to stop what is going to happen. We are in the birth pains now.
The world as we know it will be destroyed and God the Father will bring about a New Heaven and New Earth and a New City. We are not called to be survivalists but overcomers.
This does not mean that we are not to be prepared but it should change our thought process. If we are surviving as believers, tell me, how long do we need to survive? The end of the ages will not be like a major Hurricane or flood hitting an area and we try to “hold on” until things get back to normal.
Oh, but we are Americans. We have weathered every storm, pulled ourselves up by our shoestrings and moved on. We know how to outlast anything thrown against us, and rebuild anything that has been destroyed. Why, because we are Americans and it is what we do. That is a great national attitude, however, it will not stand against what God said He would pour out on the world. When God starts, there will be NO GETTING BACK TO NORMAL! The “End Times” message is just that…the end times. We cannot fast, pray, or store enough stuff to outlast or stop the end that is coming. The reason I say this is because there are those among both Christian and lost people who acknowledge that an “End Times” event will happen but that if we are “prepared enough” we will weather the storm and things will eventually get back to some state of normal with whatever and whoever is left behind.
More on this later. Rejoice the Lord is coming.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSIM USA.