Lest You Forget

Did you forget? With all the changes in seasons, vacation planning, political activity heating up, it’s easy to forget. America’s natural barrier oceans keep us somewhat protected, but they also seem to remove us from the turbulence that yet brews abroad. Israel is still at war.

The focal point of the world is embroiled in a fierce battle for survival. This small landmass is surrounded by enemies on all sides, including other nations in distant lands. Antisemitism has spiked, though the media is careful to bury this growing conflict. The matters of the Endtime bring about stress points, especially in people who are indifferent to total commitment. It is easy to see how half-hearted church members would rather not talk about wars, destruction, Daniel’s fulfilled prophecies, or the prevailing spirit of the antichrist. These subjects disturb their scheduled fishing trips and March Madness pools.

It might behoove us to pause and consider that while we rush toward spring and delve into the abyss of human ambitions, Israel and the Jews are fighting for their very lives. The world is pressing and the cry for the Messiah is being heard louder and louder. They are seeking help from the One they have been looking for. The Western Wall has been flooded with new prayers for safety, hostages which are still held, and mourning for the loss of their children. The news cycle has already removed the massacre in favor of pop star news and fashion week. However, the fact remains: Jesus, the Messiah, is coming!

Paul wrote the prophetic word: Rom 11:26-27 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

The natural branch was cut off, but it shall be returned. Isa 59:20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD. God is ready to remove the reproach from Israel; restore His covenant and forgive their sins – Jeremiah 31:33-34.

The hope is that arrogance and apathy won’t blind us from the approaching day. I pray against the human spirit of busyness. So many are consumed by an American election, they have forgotten that Jerusalem is the capital of the world. 2 Ki 21:7 In this temple and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my Name forever.

The irrevocable Word of God should lead us to a heightened awareness of that Great and Terrible Day of the Lord! The times should make us know, emphatically, that the end of this dispensation is here and the rapture of the Church is imminent. Lest you forget!

Pastor Jeffrey Harpole