When I look back at the 1950’s when the people had had enough of war and violence and just want to get on with life, a life where all could live in peace with each other, houses were left unlocked when you went out and cars were left unlocked when you arrived at your destination. What a beautiful time this was, but now this time is being criticized as being boring and out of touch with reality. Of course the 1950’s was not perfect but people went to Church and learnt the Biblical basis to life, Love God and love thy neighbour. [Matthew 22:39-40] So today we have just the opposite where people just do as they like without a care for anybody else. It is anything goes, but what does the Bible say about this type of lifestyle of hating everyone? and it is hatred in the actions of the world today and not love.
But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them. 1 John 2:11
The world is in darkness, the light has been fading over the years and the eyes of the people have slowly adapted to the darkness. In doing this they have forgotten what the light is like.
And this is the test by which men are judged--the Light has come into the world,
and men loved the darkness more than they loved the Light, John 3:19
It is time to turn the Light back on, it is time to tell of the only Light that one day will be the only Light lighting up the Universe.
And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever. [Revelation 22:5]
This is the Light we can walk in now as the world plunges head first into total darkness. It is time to bring the Light back into the lives of His creation before it is too late for them to have time to adjust their eyes to the real Light, as there will be no time when Jesus returns. There will be no time for people to repent, as the Lord will arrive when we least expect Him to.
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.
2 Peter 3:10
We went through the Sixties with a rebellious spirit and into the present time sleepwalking, not taking notice of the things of God but trying to be one with the world.
Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15
It is time to wake to the realities of God, understanding that the things of this world will one day pass.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away...Mark 13:31
If this world will one day disappear then surely we should be looking towards the one to come, the New Heaven and the New Earth. for this is where our security lies.
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had ceased to exist, and the sea existed no more. Revelation 21:1
And we have the security within God’s Word that all His prophecies will be fulfilled.
Grass dries up, and flowers wither, but the Word of our God will last forever."
We may not need to return to the 50’s to start loving our neighbours but we do need to return to the Word of God to help us do so. Then and only then will we be ready for His return.