1997-04-12 - The Times
Look in the News … stories that are unfortunate are all over the place. Look in the Bible, and the depiction of the days we live in are described as perilous times. The fallout from the tragic events that take place in society are enormous. In fact in America the statistics on crime alone are that 93% of all people living here will be the victim of a crime of some sort by the time they reach their senior years. Then there are the diseases that rip through countless lives all across the globe. Sicknesses of all shapes and sizes seem to melt the hearts of countless families the world over. Pestilences increase - Aids - Cancer - holes in the ozone layers above earth - polluted water, air and land. And with all the innovative technology of the wealthy nations, we still daily see between 42,000 and 45,000 children (yes children) starve to death primarily, or die from things such as diarrhea which could be cured with the simple use of one of the world's cheapest and abundant commodities -- sugar. Yet with all the wealth and all the influence of nations that have "subdued" the earth for billions of commodities, along with the work of the church that is doing more work and outreach in the world then ever before in it's history, the perilous times will not go away. When will all the wars, terrorism, diseases, deaths and hardships come to an end? When will the suffering cease? The answer is when there is peace in Jerusalem. (and not the chitter-chatter of "false peace" that is mentioned, which we are beginning to hear more and more about in the news)
I Thessalonians 5: 1-3 Now brothers about times and dates we do not need to write to you. For you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying peace and safety destruction will come upon them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman and they will not escape.
This day I would like to refer you to a few Messianic Jewish websites that share a deep and heartfelt prayer for the entire world, that we will see peace in Israel in our lifetime. The webpages carry some very informative articles and newsletters that are beneficial to those who seek to cooperate with God and pray for that day when peace is in Jerusalem … because the peace of Jerusalem will mean the peace of the world.
Click on these hyperlinks while you are online, and they will beam you through cyberspace to the websites.
I think this webpage will be most informative to you the reader - if you only have time to read a short while, please read this, as it will prove a blessing to your prayer life.
In His Service,