I assume you are aware of today’s top news story. Headlines reported: “Capitol Chaos…Guns drawn on the House Floor…shots fired…lawmakers evacuated.”
Violent clashes erupting against police, the smell of tear gas, and the sounds of flash grenades filled the air. As I have watched these shocking events from my quiet home in north Idaho, I realize that there are deep, underlying issues that have prompted them. Nevertheless, these Bible verses come have come to my mind:
“The nations were angry.” Revelation 11:18
“In the last days, perilous times shall come.” 2 Timothy 3:1
“Lawlessness shall increase.” Matthew 24:12
Just to be clear. I see these Bible verses applying to people across the political spectrum, whether Left, Right, Progressive, Radical, Antifa, or Proud Boys. To me, there is no excuse for violence against others, or for breaking the law, or for the destruction of property, no matter what one’s political persuasion. Today’s events are just another window into the crisis times we live in, and to what is coming. And once again, events in the US are being watched around the world. Recently I was interviewed by Ryan Johnson, host of The Blacksmith Chronicles, about the role of America in Bible prophecy. The Lord really blessed that interview, so I decided to share it with you. To watch it, just click the picture below.
Many have been deeply frightened as they have witnessed today’s events, and they are afraid of the future. Yes, today’s events are shocking, and there will be many more difficulties in the future, but we don’t need to be afraid. Here is God’s promise to us, which applies now, and in the days ahead:
God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in time of trouble.
Therefore we will not fear.
I encourage you to keep your eyes on Jesus Christ (see Hebrews 12;2), to keep your life centered in Him and in His Word (John 8:31), and by His grace, to keep the Ten Commandments (see Revelation 14:12). Jesus will help us in these difficult days.