|Terry Watkins||Dial-the-Truth Ministries|
As one news commentator recently remarked, "The world is much different today than yesterday". It seems recently, everyday brings a new horror. . . A new terror. . . A new fear.
And. . .
A new enemy has just arrived in town. An enemy that stalks itís victims in silence, in innocence, ever so quiet and innocent as a typical, but very deadly piece of mail.
The world today shudders in fear of a very new and very, very deadly enemy. The threat of biological terrorism has become a frightening reality. As sporadic cases of Anthrax are spreading across the United States, someone truthfully cried, "our worst nightmare is happening!". What was only the plot of horror movies is now a terrifying reality.
With a deafening roar, frightening headlines are sounding the alarm across the globe:
Yes. Our worst nightmare is a stark reality.
Job could very much be writing of todayís hour:
"For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me."
In an article titled, "Renewed worry over smallpox threat", MSNBC News writes, "Researchers rush to head off doomsday scenario".
Is the final curtain falling for the drama of mankind?
Are biological weapons writing the last page on the history of the human race?
World renown author and cosmologist, Professor Stephen Hawking told The Telegraph, "Although September 11 was horrible, it didn't threaten the survival of the human race. . ." Sounding an alarm, Professor Hawking, also said, "I am more worried about biology. Nuclear weapons need large facilities, but genetic engineering can be done in a small lab. You can't regulate every lab in the world. The danger is that either by accident or design, we create a virus that destroys us."
And professor Hawking, made this alarming prediction., "I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, . . ."
Are we staring into the face of extinction?
Is it just about over?
And the answer is
JESUS IS COMING!
Just as the Lord Jesus Christ predicted in Matthew 24. . .
The Bible says in the "last days perilous times shall come"
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.Well, folks, the perilous times are here!
And if youíre a Christian, and you have truly trusted the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ donít waste two seconds fretting over anthrax, smallpox, biological terrorism, bombs, nuclear threat, or even death itself.
Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, calmly told us in John 14:
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
If youíre a born-again, (see John 3:3) child of God, you can lay your head down tonight in perfect peace and sleep, without one second of worry, just like a trusting new born baby. That trusting baby knows instinctively thereís nothing to worry about my parents are taking good care of me and they have everything under control. So just calm down and rest Our Heavenly Father is taking good care of us and He has everything under complete control.
Jesus Christ said in John 14:27
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Even in the worst of storms, in worst of fears and terror that peace will NEVER leave. . .
Take Mr. Horatio Spafford. . .
Horatio Spafford was a man acquainted with real pain, heartache and terror..
Oh, my friend, are you troubled and worried?
Are all the acts of terror, happening around the globe, in a dazzling speed, frightening you?
Are you fearful of tomorrow?
I have wonderful news!
Jesus Christ can give you real peace.
The peace that Jesus Christ promises is not peace ". . .as the world giveth,. . ." but real peace that no matter what the circumstances Ė His peace is there..
Friend, there is a peace that "passeth ALL understanding"
Philippians 4:7 says:
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
That "peace that passeth all understanding" is only "through Christ Jesus"!
Have you ever trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour?
Do you know that "peace that passeth all understanding"?
If not, you can!
You can right now over this computer!
Iím reminded of an event that occurred in the life of Billy Graham. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, Brother Graham was called to the White House as a spiritual advisor. Weíve only found out recently, just how near we were towards nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. There was panic everywhere in the White House. Congressmen, President Kennedy, and his staff were in a state of terror. They believed their worse fear was happening. The dreaded bomb was only minutes away. In this frightful scene, a Senator glanced over at Billy Graham, and Brother Graham was peacefully calm. The fearful Senator asked him, "How in the world can you be so calm in such a crisis?". And Brother Graham, smiled and simply replied, "Iíve read the last chapter. I already know how everythingís going to turn out".
So my Christian friend, letís go ahead and let the world have their news day. . . let Professor Hawking cry aloud about the "human race will not survive . . ." let them buy their gas masks, horde up their antibiotics, build their bomb shelters, and stay glued to the news.
Iím just gonna sit back, get comfortable, and watch for Jesus.
After all, like Brother Graham, Iíve read the last chapter. I already know how everythingís going to turn out.
22:1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Do you truly know the "peace that passeth understanding", the Apostle Paul was writing about in Philippians 4:7?
Have you ever truly received the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour?
Friend, now is not the time for playing games. Perilous times are here. Events and terrors never seen in the history of mankind are here Ė today Ė not tomorrow. They are here. . . now. . .
If youíve never trusted the Lord Jesus Christ do it this very minute. . .
I promise you youíll never regret it!
Itíll be the greatest day of your life!
God made it so simple to be saved.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Pray this prayer, and mean it with all your heart.