Matthew 24:2 “DO YOU SEE ALL THESE THINGS?” he asked. “I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”
From time to time, God causes things to happen in the physical to reaffirm and reassure OUR FAITH. Hence, the topic of today…WHEN SEEING IS BELIEVING.
The above words are Jesus’ spoken to his disciples almost at the end of His earthly ministry. His disciples had drawn his attention to the temple building. And Jesus quickly asked and answered his own question. ” DO YOU SEE….In other words, when you see…you will believe. Shortly after, the disciples went to Him at the Mount of Olives to inquire further into the details…Yes, they needed to know what awaited them in the physical, prior to His return and the End of the Age. Jesus’ answer may have surprised them. Why? Because, the signs which he related to them meant they had to be SEEN with the physical human eyes for one to understand. And here are some of them;
– Many will come in His name, claiming ‘I AM THE CHRIST.’
– Wars and rumors of war
– Nations will raise against nations, and kingdoms against kingdoms
– Famine and earthquakes in various places
– Believers will be persecuted
– Many believers will fall away
– False prophets will deceive many
– Increase in wickedness and the love of many will grow cold
And while YOU SEE all these thing happening….another thing will be happening which your eyes may not necessarily see. THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM will be preached in the whole world as a TESTIMONY to all nations, and then the end will come.
You see, it might be true we have SEEN on the rise more wars, earthquakes, famines, Christian apostasy and persecution in this last century alone more than any other. However, the believer’s heart should not grow faint. Why, because while we see and believe that these signs are pointing to OUR REDEEMER’S RETURN, we should rejoice because the GOSPEL OF HIS KINGDOM which is unseen with the physical eye is being preached in places which had never been reached before. My friend, you never know who you are reaching to through your blog post. This is part of the UNSEEN signs of the End of the Age…and our SAVIOUR’S RETURN. So while it is day…keep working and keep believing through the physical and invisible signs of HIS SOON RETURN.
I love you and so does HE!!!!