I can remember end of the world predictions my whole life, even way back in grade school in the 1950’s when students were asked to get under their school desks practicing surviving a nuclear blast. I’m not sure what the teachers thought they would do if there was an explosion because our desks were not going to protect us from anything disastrous or of major destruction. I reckon they had to be seen as doing something at that time.
What is it about these end of the world predictions that pop up on a regular basis? Yes, the word of God tells us of a time of great tribulation, but all these world events are signs pointing to that time. Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Jesus tells us not to be troubled by what we see but to continue living in Him by faith. I am not saying we should walk around aimlessly saying, “Que sera sera,” as we do have to take life seriously, but not at the cost of our peace. Phil. 4:7 And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
I am no longer a citizen of this world system nor do I live according to its humanistic beliefs. I am a citizen of the kingdom of God and His realm. Eph. 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.
When we became Christians and devoted our lives to God, it was the end of the world for us so to speak. We no longer served our old human desires and nature, but we became servants of the most high God.
Jesus admonished us not to worry about what the world could do to us because He had overcome the world. As far as Jesus is concerned the end of the world and its hold on us had ended. John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Do not fear the onslaught of futuristic predictions that speak of non-stop destruction of this earth. The earth is the Lord’s. If we are in Him we will overcome the fears the end of the world predictions can cause. We do not have a spirit of fear reigning within us. 2 Tim. 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. We are in Christ the King of kings, and the Lord of lords. It is He who owns us. There is no end for us who are in Christ because we will live forever with our Lord. Amen!