A lot of people can tell something unusual is taking place with all the disturbing events simultaneously occurring around the world. Christians who interpret these unprecedented occurrences from a spiritual lens usually conclude this story is coming to a climax. This saga is unfolding in real-time; and since history repeats itself, take note what is to come.
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9).
The Bible is a living document.
The other day it dawned on me the narrative that was started back in the book of Genesis and carried throughout the entire Bible is continuing to unfold. I began to connect the dots; realizing how each person’s life is intricately intertwined into this long dramatic narrative; leaving no one out.
A few months ago, I wrote a post titled: Same Plot: In that piece, I suggested the importance of not overlooking the rich history embedded in the Old Testament; it helps us to understand what’s going on in the world today.
By reading or rereading books in the Old Testament that will familiarize us with prophets of long ago like Joel, Amos, and Obadiah, it becomes obvious that our lives are structured around a two-step plot.
- God’s love and mercy always gave countless opportunities for people and nations to repent.
- Lack of repentance was followed by consequences.
The daily news has me intrigued because I analyze it from a biblical standpoint. It’s amazing that the only things that changed from days long gone, are our modern-day mechanisms and protocols; otherwise man hasn’t changed one bit.
- People worshipped false gods then; people worship false gods now.
- People were self-absorbed then; people are self-absorbed now.
- People willfully imparted injustice to others then; people willfully impart injustice to others now.
I think you understand the point I’m making.
Don’t miss your cue.
Now that the narrative has reached us on the timeline, we don’t want to miss our cue. I think it would help if we could understand that our names are written in the script; action is required; we all have assignments.
If we’re not sure what we should be doing specifically for such a time as this, we should ask the Holy Spirit to lead us in the desired direction; and by faith—when it’s revealed—not to procrastinate. In the meantime, do what you know will please God.
Until the book of Revelation is fulfilled, this saga will continue spiraling on—if you do your part or not.
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