The World Is Falling... Into Place

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”

Psalm 23:4

I have spoken to many people this past week who are worried about the future of our country and though I share many of their same concerns I am not losing any sleep over it as no matter who occupies the White House, God is still in control. I take great pleasure in reminding people that the world isn’t falling apart, it’s falling into place. Jesus told us so in what is known as the Olivet Discourse over two thousand years ago. Jesus with pin point accuracy told us that what we are experiencing in the world today must take place before He returns. How do I know? Because Jesus hasn’t returned, yet!

In Matthew 24:3-14 we read of a dialog between Jesus and His disciples regarding the last days, “Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”

In other words its going to get worse before it gets better so hang in there and don’t lose hope because even though it appears that the world is falling apart, in reality it is just falling into place. Jesus is coming back for His bride. Many will laugh, others will scoff and a remnant will be saved. Let’s be among those who are sharing the Good News of the Gospel with the hope that those who hear will be saved! How awesome would that be to lead a person to Jesus and to be praying with them and when you say “Amen” the next thing you know…

“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.”

1 Thessalonians 4:16–18


Michael Osthimer




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