He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! (Rev 22:20)

People are always living in fear of the BIG ONE. The latest issue of Reader’s Digest featured the great earthquake that sooner or later has to happen in the California rift valley. When these tectonic plates shift, collapse of buildings and outbreak of fires may kill thousands in LA and San Francisco. Tsunamis will sweep in before there is time to escape. It could be next week, next year or the next decade. Who knows? 

A massive global stock market crash is another BIG ONE. We are experiencing one of the deepest and longest financial woes in history. Global banks are languishing. Africa and South America are facing massive problems of debt. The Middle East is ripped apart by terror and war. Japan, the world’s third largest economy has been in stagnation for a decade and can’t seem to kick-start its economy again. The EU is in trouble. China is grinding. America is printing money to buy its way out of trouble. But it is an illusion because its debts have piled up to over twenty trillion dollars. One day, the world will all suddenly wake up and realize the black pit we are in. Then BANG!

Then there’s the threat of a global pandemic by a new virus: the last BIG ONE. Who knows what it could be? We had AIDS, SARS, Bird Flu, Ebola and now, Ziklag. New viruses are emerging. More virulent mutations are spreading more quickly to larger numbers of people than before. Nations could be endangered. A global pandemic is real and realistically no one, not even the WHO can do anything to prevent it!

But the BIGGEST BIG ONE is when Jesus comes again and when history will finally be rolled up. Someone said plan your life as though the world will go on forever but live today as if it is your last! That way, you will live maximally in the present with your eye on the future! Know Him, Hear Him, Serve Him, Worship Him and serve Him and you will always be ready for the BIG ONE!  

Dr Philip Lyn

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