The scripture for today is Isaiah 24:17-23.
Terror and pit and snare await you, O people of the earth. Who ever flees at the sound of terror, will fall into a pit. whoever climbs out if the pit will be caught in a snare. The floodgates of the heavens are opening. the foundations of the earth shake. The earth is broken up, the earth is split asunder, the earth is thoroughly shaken, The earth reals like a drunkard, It sways like a hut in the wind; so heavy upon the guilt of its rebellion that it falls---never to rise again.
In that day the Lord will punish the powers in the heavens above and the kings on the earth below, They will be herded together like prisoners bound in a dungeon; they will be shut up in prison and be punished after many days. The moon will be abashed, the sun ashamed; for the Lord Almighty will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before its elders gloriously.
This is sounding like the last days. It also sounds like reading the newspaper. I read about the news and hear it on TV. We are facing anarchy. We really need to pay attention to what is happening and pray that the Lord will rescue us from Satan, who is alive and well on the planet earth.
I am not trying to scare anyone but the more I see and hear, I believe we are in the last days and even though we don't know the day of the Lord's return, it is coming. We need to pay attention, read our bibles, pray to be ready because it will get worse. We have never had to face persecution for being a Christian, but that is coming as well. We need to know the word and hold it in our hearts so we will be able to withstand the evil that is to come.
Lord God of power and might, you rule over heaven and earth. Bring about your reign of justice and peace. Grant that we may know your abiding presence and be comforted, even in the face of calamity. Amen.
Prayer Concern: That we will be clothed in the armor of the Lord and girded in His word so we can stand strong for Jesus.
Alternate verses: Psalm 23 Mark 2:18-22