Friday, September 3, 2010

Notes to the Lord:Changing Times

Scripture Reflection: Matthew 24

15"Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),

Lord Jesus--These words refer to the desecration of the temple and the ending of sacrifices. There is debate as to what it all means right now. Was this referring to the destruction of Jerusalem that took place in 70 AD? Is it still to occur at a future date during the end times? If that is the case then a temple must be rebuilt and temple sacrifice re-initiated. The debate of what all this means continues to be discussed within those who call themselves your followers.

The events of the culmination of history continue to be debated. What can I know for certain?

I can be sure of the simple fact that desecration of what is holy signals a time when extreme caution needs to be practiced. The events that surround me right now are not the desecration of what is holy...but there are hints that point to a time in the not to distant future when this might be the case. For the time being, this is not the case

16then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains.

17"Whoever is on the housetop must not go down to get the things out that are in his house.18"Whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his cloak.19"But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20"But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath. 21"For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.

Lord Jesus--As I write this I am living in a safe time and place. A time of relative peace, a time when the darkness is not at my door. The rule of law prevails. The Holy is not profaned as much as it is simply ignored.

I understand your warning, that this time of peace may end in a climactic and chaotic way before I am aware of what is happening. Help me in this time of peace to be aware of the dangers of complacency. This time is a blessing, help me to use it in the best way possible for your kingdom.

Lord Jesus--If this age of relative peace ends during my time, let me meet the challenge of the days with your grace and leadership...with courage and the knowledge that you are in control.


  1. Very thoughtful. Complacency is the greatest temptation of the Christian and the Church.

  2. Not seeing what is right in front of my face until it is gone is the essence of complacency for me. Blessings my friend.