Friday, January 3, 2020


In Matthew 16:3, Jesus was speaking to religious leaders and pointed out their inability to recognize the signs of the times. "When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times ?" Here we are, at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century and many of us are less certain about the future than we ever have been. Social boundaries and guideposts have been literally demolished by the ideas, philosophies and opinions of many who are choosing to be controlled by something other than the Holy Spirit. Crimes of offense considered less than $950 in value, receive little or no punishment (1) but calling someone by the wrong pronoun could cost you up to $250,000 dollars. (2) How did we get here ? Human nature is predictable and the final result of sin working unchecked in the hearts of human beings is even easier to forecast. To our heavenly Father, there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9) That's why it is not hard to picture much of humanity's fate this year. Here is a sampling of what we can expect to see:

01. Aggravation, aggression, accusations, abortions and alcoholism will increase the sadness of humanity.

02. Belief in oneself, in mankind, or anything instead of God will still be insufficient for happiness.

03. Christ and his character will still be the most important gifts that anyone could ever receive.

04. Dead people will still remain dead in the grave, no matter how many movies, or human theories say otherwise.

05. Everyone will be one year closer to the final judgment described in Revelation 20:9.

06. Fathers and mothers will still be unconverted in many, many homes throughout America.

07. God will still be love and still be omnipotent and still be omniscient and still be omnipresent.

08. Hell will still mean the grave according to the Bible and not a place where God burns sinners forever.

09. I will still be nothing and know nothing and have nothing without God.

10. Jesus will still be King of kings and Lord of lords.

11. Kindness and compassion will increase in value but will be expressed less and less.

12. Love will still be a principle of action and not just a feeling or an emotion.

13. Men of moral power and excellent Christlike character will be greatly needed.

14. Ninety nine people will be unprepared for the judgment.

15. Overeating, overworking, overspending and overreactions will continue to weaken many people.

16. Power will continue to be centralized and monetized and maximized in the wrong hands.

17. Quick, deep and broad understanding will become increasingly necessary for spiritual and physical survival.

18. Rights will be exalted above responsibilities and will continue to become idols. 

19. Self-discipline and self-sacrifice will still develop beautiful characters and will still be required by God.

20. Time will be wasted and lost by many people in positions of authority and by many poor people too.

21. Unfortunate deaths, accidents, losses, and mistakes will increase because of bad choices.

22. Victory over selfishness and sin will still be possible for anyone who exercises true faith in Jesus Christ.

23. Women of moral power and excellent Christlike character will be greatly needed.

24. You will still need God every moment of your life whether you praise Him or not.

25. Zero will still be the sum total of a life without God, without Christ and without the Holy Spirit. 

Please, please, please, while there is still time; surrender your thoughts and feelings to Jesus Christ the one who loves you and died in order for you and I to be able to obtain victory over all sin and selfishness in our lives...He loves you and He wants you...Not just to be forgiven...Not to play church, but to truly become Christ-like before you die so that you can be prepared to enjoy eternity with Him. A Christlike person is the only kind of person that could enjoy heaven and the only kind of person that could be trusted in heaven.

Pray like this - Father in heaven, I am a sinner and I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins. I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior right now and I ask you to give me a new heart. New motives, new desires and new purposes that will be in harmony with your law of 10 commandments. I thank you and praise you for the forgiveness of my sins and for causing me to be born again right now,

© 2020 Tyrone Keels