“Running to Instead of Running From

If you have spent time in the Word of God, you should not be surprised or overwhelmed by what is happening in this land. Jesus said to his disciples:

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines (need and want for food), and pestilences (sickness), and earthquakes in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Matthew 24:6-8 [emphasis added])

This know also, that in the last days perilous (danger or risk, hazardous) times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady (tending to intoxicate or make giddy) highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. (II Timothy 3:1-5 [emphasis added])

All these things are happening as we speak. And many of those who say they know God (but only know of God) are running around, afraid, and panicking just like everybody else in the world. I do not know who I am talking to, but I came by on my way to heaven to encourage you. If you are a child of the Most High God, truly confessed with your mouth, believe in your heart Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God, the Father, you are not like everybody else. Jesus Christ said:

Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? (Luke 12:51-56)

When everybody else is running here/there, the true church will be running to the Lord. When famine (a need for food) hits, you shall remember “. . . Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4) When pestilence (sickness ) hits the land, you will not be like everybody else, wondering around trying to figure out how to get healed, you will run to the Lord Jesus. “. . . and with his stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5) When division comes upon the land, you will not be like everybody else. The Word of God says:

Till we all come in the unity of faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to be deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: . . . (Ephesians 4:13-15)

What I am trying to tell you is while all the mess is going on in the world, you cannot be like everybody else, running around like a chicken without a head or in fear. While all this mess is going on in the last days, the church (the true body of Christ ) will run to the Lord. For it is written:

And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.” (Isaiah 2:2-5 [emphasis added])

While everybody else is running around looking for answer, you – yes, you – my brother and my sister, you must run to the Lord, simply because you are in this world, you are not of this world. Take the high road and run to Jesus Christ for He will supply all your needs according to his riches and glory.

Be blessed!
By Erick Young