“Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth! Sing out the honor of His name; Make His praise glorious. Say to God, “How awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of Your power Your enemies shall submit themselves to You. All the earth shall worship You And sing praises to You; They shall sing praises to Your name.” Selah”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭66:1-4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬


As I reflect on the past three or four years, I have developed a deepening desire for the future time, beyond these troubled days, when the Lord will reign. We are witnessing the unraveling of time, as the very foundations of the world we live in are crumbling. The steady has become unsteady, the sure, unsure. Nothing we relied on in the past can be counted upon.

In the light of all that darkness, the Lord once again gave me light. Reading Psalm sixty six was a great joy, as it gives a glimpse of the millennial reign of Christ, when the One True King will reign in majesty.

Gone will be the wars, the nations rising against nations, or kingdoms sin opposition, as all will worship Jesus. He came to the world to die for the sins of all, to be raised from the dead, that all would have the opportunity for salvation. With us, Jesus was humiliated. In the Father He will be exalted.

“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Philippians 2:9-11 NKJV

Because of Jesus, I look at all of this strife and hardship in the world as transitory, momentary, as we move forward to that time when those who have looked forward to HIs appearing will rule and reign with Him.

As I wait, I endure the troubles of life, as this mortal tent bears the wear and tear of these times, and the world I live in is increasingly reflective of the evil one.

“Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men. He turned the sea into dry land; They went through the river on foot. There we will rejoice in Him. He rules by His power forever; His eyes observe the nations; Do not let the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah”
Psalms 66:5-7 NKJV

The Lord has left us His word and His Helper to assist us in these times, as we wait. the Bible is full examples of those peoples who have pressed on, serving the Lord, with no hope of seeing what we may see, possibly in our own lifetime. We have the histories of God’s being for His chosen people, of His parting of the Red Sea, and the Jordan, of His promise that He will come again.

We have the great testimonies of the walking miracles around us: people whose lives have been transformed, of souls saved, families reunited, relationships once dead, brought back to life, and all being made new.

Brothers and sisters, the coming times will be tough. Right now in Europe the inflation rate is around thirty percent, and people are making choices between heat and food. That is also beginning to happen here.

We have the specter of war on the horizon as World War III is just bad day away. But we who have been saved, forgiven through the blood of Jesus, know that better days are coming.

“Oh, bless our God, you peoples! And make the voice of His praise to be heard, Who keeps our soul among the living, And does not allow our feet to be moved. For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined.”
Psalms 66:8-10 NKJV

Let us submit to the times, drawing close to the Lord, repenting of our sins, and seeking Jesus. For the follower of Jesus, struggles bring refinement, as we work out our sanctification, having clung to the One who saved us. May we go and tell all of this Jesus who holds us now, and will deliver us in the age to come.

“Come and hear, all you who fear God, And I will declare what He has done for my soul. I cried to Him with my mouth, And He was extolled with my tongue. But certainly God has heard me; He has attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer, Nor His mercy from me!”
Psalms 66:16-17, 19-20 NKJV


One thought on “Transitory

  1. It is so cool and exciting to watch, as the God of all creation tears away all our earthly comforts in strongholds. Is the Lord enough? Will he hold us fast? Can the Lord really be a strong tower? He is!!! May the Lord bless you and keep you my dear friend.


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