I Chron. 12:32 From the tribe of Issachar, there were 200 leaders of the tribe with their relatives. All these men understood the temper of the times and knew the best course for Israel to take.
How in touch with the times we live in are you? Are you aware of what is happening behind the scenes of what you see and hear in the public arena? Now, I know that it is hard to really know what is, and is not, the truth these days, but I suspect that most of us do not have a clue as to what is going on around us or in the world.
We are seeing right before our eyes the world getting ready for Christ's return. We are in a huge spiritual war that threatens to overrun us and forever change life as we know it. There are those in power who are working behind the scenes to move us into a one-world society and church. If they are allowed to pursue their goals, they will at some point achieve them. We live in very perilous times and it behooves us to be aware and be about the Lord's business while we can.
It's so easy to not get involved in anything. It's easy to go into our shells and let the world go by. It's easy, but it's not what God wants us to do. We are mandated to go into the world and make disciples. We are to be the difference-makers in society. We are to have a profound impact on the world we live in, but very few of us are willing to even make a difference in our churches and homes, let alone the world.
Don't be lulled into sleep thinking that nothing bad is going to happen to us or the world. God told us clearly that things are going to deteriate and the world is going to determine how we live in the future; it's closer than you may want to admit or think about. Now is the day of salvation and we must seize the opportunities we have now to make a difference for Christ in the world. Tomorrow may be too late.