From him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen. (Romans 11:36)
What is this world coming to? The answer can be expressed in one word: Christ. Regardless of how the world may look to us in the here and now, Christian believers have the confident assurance that this world came from our Lord, exists for our Lord, and will return to our Lord when He returns from heaven. Please let today’s message bring you joy unspeakable!
The Bible tells us what we are to expect in a world that has turned its back on God. By nature, no one seeks after God. Take in the truth presented in the passage below, which describes the condition of humanity before God brought the great flood upon the entire earth.
The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become,
and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. (Genesis 6:5)
The world does not seem much different today than it was in the days of Noah, does it? And the Bible tells us that before Jesus returns things will get much worse, not better. Jesus Himself warned that, “Because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12). We know these things to be true, but we must not live in despair. Far from it! We are to live filled with the living hope that we have in Christ. The good news of the Gospel is still saving people today, when God in Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, enters into human hearts.
Always remember that Jesus is on His throne and that the Gospel will continue to triumph over hard human hearts throughout this fallen and broken world. And when that day comes — when Jesus steps down from His throne for a second time and returns to this earth — He will put every enemy under His feet, and every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
What is this world coming to? It is coming to Christ, and the question each one of us must ask ourselves and answer is this: Am I playing our role in this profound process? Are we busily engaged in expanding the cause of His kingdom in this world, rather than striving for our own cause? There is no greater joy we can experience than to be involved in expanding the kingdom of Christ, because this is the one thing that will return eternal value and live on forevermore. And so let us receive and act on the words of Paul: “Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them” (Romans 12:6).
This world is coming to Christ; who are working to bring along with you?
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!