This commentary is directed towards my Christian brothers and sisters all around the world and particularly here in the United States.
Time is short.
Those with eyes to see and ears to hear are attuned to the reality of deterioration across the major aspects of life. Increasing instability is the trend in culture, geopolitics, and economics. If it seems to you that everything is in proper order and under control, then I implore you as a Christian to ask God for discernment and wisdom. The importance of prayer at this time cannot be understated as we must be guided by the Holy Spirit into all truth and righteousness according to the promise of God (John 16:7-14). If we rely on our own strength and knowledge, then we will be deceived. Looking to Jesus as the truth is the only way for us to remain on solid ground.
I do not know when the breaking point will occur for the global economy, but it is coming. Even the best case scenario of a clean reset of the monetary system involves changes to standards of living that most are utterly unprepared for. The body of Christ can no longer afford to sit idle while events cascade and systems crumble around us. We are commanded to occupy until Jesus returns (Luke 19:13). Each of us is called to this and must begin to take definitive action to stand up for our faith and to protect ourselves, our families, and our way of life.
Once the next phase of the ongoing global economic crisis begins to unfold, everyone’s attention will turn from maintaining comfort to ensuring survival. In such an atmosphere chaos will rise. We must take advantage of the ever-narrowing window of time that we have now before the situation turns. If we do not prepare, organize, and unify now then we risk being scattered to the winds by the coming tumult. The church is now in a race against time before the economic system collapses. We must come together now. We must cry out to God now. We must be filled with the Holy Spirit now. We must pray now.
Whether we have days, weeks, months, or years left only God knows. Our responsibility is to redeem the time that we have and operate as servants for God’s kingdom (Ephesians 5: 15-20). Let us put aside our own plans and pray fervently for God’s will to be done in our lives. There is no question that we are living in a moment of incredible historical and spiritual significance. That which we do for Christ according to the will of God will remain forever, but what we do for ourselves will come to naught.
Urgency is in the air. The time for idle pursuits has long since passed, and the time for sober spiritual maturity has arrived. We must keep God in all our thoughts. With God all things are possible to them that believe (Mark 9:23). Lord send us your Holy Spirit, your grace, your mercy, and your strength. Lord help our unbelief! Forgive us Lord for our woeful state and our powerlessness. We are to be more than conquerors. God let it be so! Jesus you are the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Show yourself mighty in this generation.
Choose this day whom you will serve. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Fear not. God is with us. Repent. Get right with God. Pray. Time is short.
Steven Menking is the founder of the Amateur Society, which can be found here.