Matthew 24:6 “You will hear of wars an rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.”
“But see to it that you are not alarmed,” is an important message for Christians today. As we turn on any radio or television station it is becoming increasingly difficult to not be alarmed, isn’t it? Yet, I believe this is when Christians get to “shine” for Jesus.
Today we are prayerful for those who have loved ones fighting for our country. They have made a choice, driven by what they believe. We too must make a choice, driven by what we believe. The choice to make today is to “not be alarmed.” By doing so, we live in direct agreement with God’s Word.
How can we keep ourselves from becoming alarmed? Do you remember in the Old Testament, when there was the plague of death to the first born sons? The Bible says in Exodus 12: 13 “The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.” Of course, this is referring to the Passover.
Our answer is in Hebrews 10:19, “Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, His body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith.” This verse gives us that promise from God that the Israelites experienced the night of Passover. It is Jesus’ blood that covers the doorframes to our hearts. As heirs to the kingdom, through faith, we are included in that house, because we are His family. We can now stand in assurance of faith and not fear as we draw near to God. So “see to it that you are not alarmed.” It is as a hurting world sees our lives at peace that we can “shine” for Him right where we are.
Come to the well today, draw the living water that saves lives, and share it with your friends that are thirsty. God Bless America!
Deborah Lovett is a speaker for Women’s Events, Retreats, and Conferences. She is also a wife, mother of one daughter, one son, and an author. Her speaking has been noted as “genuine, open, contagious, and like fresh water to the soul.” Her inviting spirit draws women in~ allowing them to experience God’s love in a non-judgmental way. God has called her~ beyond a shadow of a doubt ~to equip women– person-by-person, city-by-city. She desires to educate women on how to ADVANCE to overflowing with an authentic joyful faith that attracts others to Jesus. Visit Deborah at: http://www.deborahlovett.com/