What’s God’s Will Behind the Frequent Disasters in the Last Days?
In recent years, the entire world has been in turmoil and is full of crisis, and there have been all kinds of disasters occurring everywhere, such as wars, terrorist attacks, protests, earthquakes, plagues, floods, wildfires, droughts and hailstones. All of this threatens our lives. This precisely fulfills the biblical prophecies: “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows” (Mark 13:8). As we all know, frequent occurrences of disasters are signs of the last days. From this, we can know that now is already the last days, and that diseases will become more and more serious in the future. So, what message are these disasters conveying to us?
Almighty God says: “Look back to the time when Noah built the ark: Mankind was deeply corrupt, people had strayed from the blessing of God, were no longer cared for by God, and had lost the promises of God. They lived in darkness, without the light of God. Then they became licentious by nature and abandoned themselves to hideous depravity. Such people could no longer receive the promise of God; they were unfit to witness the face of God or to hear the voice of God, for they had abandoned God, had cast aside all that He had bestowed upon them, and had forgotten the teachings of God. Their heart strayed farther and farther from God and, as it did, they became depraved beyond all reason and humanity and became increasingly evil. Then they walked ever closer to death and fell under the wrath and punishment of God. Only Noah worshiped God and shunned evil, and so he was able to hear the voice of God and hear His instructions. He built the ark according to the instructions of God’s word, and there assembled all manner of living creatures. And in this way, once everything had been prepared, God unleashed His destruction upon the world. Only Noah and the seven other members of his family survived the destruction, for Noah worshiped Jehovah and shunned evil.
“Now look upon the present age: Such righteous men as Noah, who could worship God and shun evil, have ceased to exist. Yet God is still gracious toward this mankind and still absolves them during this final era. God seeks those who long for Him to appear. He seeks those who are able to hear His words, those who have not forgotten His commission and offer up their hearts and bodies to Him. He seeks those who are as obedient as babes before Him and do not resist Him” (“God Presides Over the Fate of All Mankind”).
The people of Noah’s days were sinful to an extreme, and they did not listen to the word of God or worship God. God called on Noah to tell people that God would destroy the world with a flood, but no one believed God’s words. Thus, God used a great flood to destroy the people of that age. The people of the last days are even more corrupt than the people in the time of Noah. The whole of society is morally bankrupt and is devolving by the day. People fight with each other and slaughter each other, becoming more and more corrupt, and they have long since reached a point that merits destruction by God. However, God doesn’t have the heart to have the human beings whom He created with His own hands destroyed, so He does all He can to save every person before He destroys this evil world. God is trying to warn us through the disasters in the hope that we can confess our sins, repent, return before God to worship Him, and attain His salvation. Today, God Himself has once again become flesh and come to earth in order to save mankind. And God will guide man to break free from the bondage and leaguer of Satan’s influence and bring man a happy life without grief, tears, struggle, and pain, that God has prepared for man. Just as God’s words say: “I will correct the injustices of the human world. I will do My work with My own hands throughout the world, forbidding Satan from harming My people again, forbidding the enemies from doing whatever they please again. I will become King on earth and move My throne there, making all My enemies fall to the ground and confess their crimes before Me. In My sadness, anger is commingled, I will trample the whole universe flat, sparing no one, and striking terror into the hearts of My enemies. I will reduce the whole earth to ruins, and make My enemies fall into the ruins, that henceforth they may corrupt mankind no more” (“Chapter 27”). “As My words are consummated, the kingdom is gradually formed on earth and man is gradually returned to normality, and thus there is established on earth the kingdom in My heart. In the kingdom, all the people of God recover the life of normal man. Gone is the frosty winter, replaced by a world of cities of spring, where it is spring all year round. No longer are people faced with the gloomy, miserable world of man, no longer do they endure the cold chill of the world of man. People do not fight with each other, countries do not go to war against each other, no longer is there carnage and the blood that flows from carnage; all lands are filled with happiness, and everywhere teems with warmth between men” (“Chapter 20”).
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