With the end of the Cold War, are we entering a time of peace? Hardly. Human nature remains the same, so war is never far off!
Without national repentance, there will be national calamity. Being the world's sole superpower matters not a whit if God is against us.
True peace is not merely the absence of conflict, but a positive, proactive, heartfelt peace of yielding to God and of good will toward all.
Hananiah made a significant mistake: prophesying good when God had called for destruction. While God's will is for good, the timing makes all the difference.
The prophets and the religious leaders bear the greatest blame for the destruction by providing a quasi-religion and not teaching the Law of God.
Because the exact time of Christ's return is not known, we must always be ready, as though His return is imminent. Those not prepared will be blindsided.
The expressions of sorrow in the Psalms far outnumber expressions of praise, indicating that the Hebrew culture has almost made the lamentation an art form.
God's selecting a particular candidate does not necessarily mean He has given America a reprieve from the results of her sins. We still need a sense of urgency.
Micah describes the current state of America, in which the former checks and balances between the three branches of government have rapidly deteriorated,
Jacob's Trouble, or the Great Tribulation, comes about because people are not meeting their God-given responsibilities: keeping His Commandments.
A Twitter user, referring to the continuing riots, posted, 'When you appease criminals to try to 'get along', they see your weakness and take over.'
Consider two end-time, dominant forces: the Beast power of Revelation 13 and God. To whom will we yield to in the coming years?