"I saw another angel coming down from heaven...
and the earth was illuminated with his glory."
Revelation 18:1

Global Uncertainty

Have you ever wondered why there are so many problems in the world? Wars, disease, and disasters of every kind. Sometimes we get so used to hearing about these things that we don’t notice anymore. We assume this is the way things have always been and always will be.

But, you could hardly say the world we live in is in an ideal state for the life and happiness of all. And that’s especially noticeable when things hit closer to home, when we feel our own pain instead of just seeing it in news stories, or come face to face with things that affect our own lives and families. Then we may start to question why things are as they are and what the meaning of it all might be. 

The famed Doomsday Clock, maintained by the board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists of University of Chicago, was set at 5 minutes to midnight in January, 2012. As of May, 2024, it’s holding at 90 seconds to midnight. The symbolic “clock” seems to be an expression of a general awareness that our world is on the verge of some kind of global crisis. It is set to reflect threats to mankind that have the potential to inflict irrevocable damage and lead to global disaster. 

Many such threats exist. Virulent microbes, nuclear war, economic or ecological collapse are among issues that seem to loom on the horizon. With human nature being what it is, it seems more a question of “when” than “if” there will be a serious global, catastrophic event. The Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), an international nonprofit organization that collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO), reported in 2010 that there was a dramatic increase in natural disasters just over the previous decade. As of 2024, the frequency and intensity of extreme weather continues to increase. Nature is beginning to groan under the weight of the burdens we have placed on it in fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

But with so many opinions and predictions, it can sometimes be difficult to determine what’s worth listening to. It’s essential to be able to make sense of what we’re seeing and understand how that relates to the bigger picture. There are reliable answers to be found about things that are happening in our world today. The Bible is way ahead of all this crisis and provides an anchor point amid the storm. Through it, we can know how these problems arose, how they will culminate, and what we can do to prepare as times get worse. 

It’s time to take an honest look at what’s happening around us as we see these signs increasing. It’s true that we shouldn’t be alarmist, and that taking extreme views on things can lead to mental or emotional imbalance. But, while remaining calm and objective, we need to consider these issues rather than downplaying or turning a blind eye to them.

Our only safety in times like these is in knowing Christ and seeking refuge in him. Those who do this have no need to fear. He is our constant helper and friend. These crises can draw us closer to him as we seek to prepare ourselves for troubled times by studying the Bible and purifying our lives through God’s grace.

Lighten the Earth Ministry (LEM) is a Christian outreach dedicated to spreading the word about Jesus’ soon coming and helping people recognize and prepare for prophecy fulfillments. You’ll find more information about these topics through this website and other LEM efforts. Hope you'll join us for the journey, as we consider... 

The signs of the times.

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