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The Future World

What will it be like?  Will it be different from today or just more of the same?  The past year has given us some sweeping changes.  We now have an unelected president in office.  It seems that the election process is under attack and has been seriously compromised.  America began as a free, self-governed nation,  It was a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.  My how it has changed.  Why, we must ask?  How did we lose the precious freedom we once enjoyed and gloried in? 

To answer these questions we must look at the true source of the freedoms we once enjoyed and were so proud of.  At that time we had just broken free from British rule.  A few generations earlier we were a God-fearing and God-obeying people.  Much of that faith still remained and we were able to defeat the British tyrants that wished to rule over us.  We formed a Constitution and a Republic which we knew we would need to defend.  We understood that it would be constantly under attack.  Attacks that came not so much from without as from within.  Yes we knew well that our own worst enemy was our  own selfish and sinful nature. 

In a sense, nothing has changed.  Sin and selfishness are still very much with us and hamper our ability to even perceive the situation, much less do anything about it.  Evil men, though, do see and understand that they can profit from our, hopefully temporary, blindness. 

So, what does the future hold for us?  Well, very simply, it’s up to us.  We determine whether it will be good or bad and it can be very, very good or very, very bad.  We decide!  The future of the world is in our hands.  The ultimate power above all powers is God.  He is the Almighty One that created and sustains all things.  He gives us much freedom to do as we wish.  He tells us how to live good lives but gives us the ability choose otherwise. 

This ability to choosa between good and evil is always with us.  In making our choices we are able to choose the good but too often choose the evil instead.  We do so out of ignorance due to our failure to study God’s Word and turn to Him for help. 

God sent His Son to die for His wayward creatures.  He lowered Himself, took on the human nature, lived as a man and died for the creatures He created long ago.  He gave up very much so that the people He created could live forever.  How many appreciate what He did?  How many accepted the free offer of eternal life?  How many deny and even ridicule the gift?  How powerful is Satan’s grip on them that they cannot even accept this, the greatest gift anyone could possibly receive? 

Satan is indeed powerful.  He has led most of the world astray through his very subtle lies.  The current lie is that God has changed His mind and the end of the world is near.  A large number of God’s born-again people have been led astray by this lie.  They stopped working to convert the world because they foolishly no longer believe it will ever be converted. 

God, though, sees the end from the beginning.  He never needs to, and never does change His mind.  He tells us that these are not the last days and that this world will one day be a Christian world:

And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.  (Revelation 11:15)

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