Recovery or Collapse?

 

The world is recovering economically!

 

The worldwide economic collapse is imminent!

 

These days you will likely see both headlines, on the same day, sometimes on the same front page. So what are we to do?

 

There is a reality which has to do with understanding what God is doing, very few people experience it, yet many, many people who have walked with Him have known that the power and glory of all the earthly kingdoms and governments is fleeting. All of the kingdoms of the earth are existing on borrowed time. We cannot shore them up, apart from the will of God and we can’t expect our puny ideas to build our own lasting palaces of hope and freedom. There is only one enduring place of hope and freedom and that is to be found in Christ.

 

You see the “church” has spent two thousand years blessing and excusing the actions of men. The problem with that is that we are busy counting things that we deem positive and worthy as good, without asking God about it, and He has made it clear that He doesn’t think like we do.

“There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death.”

Proverbs 14:12 Amplified Bible (AMP)

“All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits (the thoughts and intents of the heart).”

Proverbs 16:2 Amplified Bible (AMP)

 

As a culture we spend a lot of time consoling ourselves and rationalizing our actions, shouldn’t we be seeking Him to learn what we should really be doing?

 

We have “churches”, “megachurches”, impressive institutions, one might even call them corporations, but do we have an understanding of the things God is doing and our place in them?

 

As the dark economic clouds gather over our heads we should all be seeking His face. When a man has been living a wayward, selfish life there are small points in time when he might be able to see how things really stand, much like the prodigal son standing in the pig pen. At that point, he may realize, there is nothing further he can do to improve his lot, he must turn to the Father. We are being presented with our small moment of clarity as a nation, but we need to respond to God individually and seek our Father’s embrace.

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4 Comments on “Recovery or Collapse?”


  1. So true, Nathan

    As I believe I may have said here before, this economic downturn may be both judgement and blessing. Judgement is meant to turn us toward God in repentance. Economic plenty tends to turn us toward ourselves and our money as we deem ourselves self sufficient, forgetting that He is the One who gives us the power to get wealth (and He alone is the true wealth.)

    May this ongoing crisis turn many hearts to Him, including our own, Brother.

    Blessings, Cindy

  2. Nathan Says:

    Yes, I believe you are quite right Cindy,
    but we need to bear in mind that although we may be walking alongside our brothers and sisters, they may not count the hardships as blessings and we may have to put up with a great deal of attitude. Patience will be needed.

    I do not think that the prodigal would have considered his misfortunes as blessings until he was settled at home in his fathers good graces.

    Thank you for your comment Cindy

    Nathan

  3. Rachel Says:

    It is my prayer as I know it is yours that many do wake up, repent and truly seek God.

    Satan’s time is running out… he’s making a mess of things – how I long for God’s reign.

    Rachel

  4. Nathan Says:

    Yes Rachel;
    And I certainly hope that having our toys broken (because it really is sort of like that) will get our collective attentions away from all the hubbub and material junk and set our feet on the path. We have so much potential, but the true source of it is in His heart.

    I hear ya about longing for God’s reign, Yo, maranatha Sister!

    Nathan


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