I was at a breakfast meeting not long ago when I said, “Americans need to be prepared for the many calamities, which will soon be happening in our nation.”
A leader shook his head. “Well, I am praying these calamities will never happen,” he said.
“Really?” I said.
“Yes, I don’t believe these calamities will happen because godly prayer warriors are praying against them.”
The conversation died because I saw we were both entrenched in our views.
A few days later, I was talking with another Christian who explained his reasons for believing in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory: “I believe God loves His children so much that He doesn’t want us to suffer.”
“Oh,” I replied, “I don’t believe scripture supports your beliefs on that issue, but even so, our views on the rapture shouldn’t affect our walks with the Lord. We need to pray and seek the Lord for His leadership in our lives on a daily basis.
It’s my guess that 80 – 90% of Christians agree with these two men and disagree with me.
My prayer today:
Lord, open the eyes of American believers so that we can discern the signs of the times we live in right now. (Based on Matthew 16:3)
Join with me on Tuesdays to fast and pray for American believers’ eyes to be opened.