It comes in the package

We often say that we are living in the last days.

So here we are in 2021 with crises erupting around the world! Oh, my. News reports, technology and social media bring them relentlessly to our attention. Life with COVID is rough. There seems to be hardship at every turn.

But if I could dare to ask: what were we expecting? God’s Word makes it totally clear; all this comes in the end-times package. There will be a multitude of troubles in these last days. Hardships. Persecutions. Wars. Famines. Earthquakes. In fact, the days will have to be “cut short” lest we all perish (Matt 24). We are also told that the purpose of all this is to shake that which can be shaken so that only what is unshakable remains.

As much as things have been difficult, if we read between the lines, we might see that God is seeking to empower us for even more difficult days ahead. The pandemic is lasting longer than we expected (or longer than I expected). But even when it settles, the hardships are not likely to go away soon. Maybe not until our Lord returns.

I often have to ask myself what I am really longing for: an easier life on earth or an eternal weight of glory? (2 Cor 4:17)

The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come!”

~ Diane

About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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6 Responses to It comes in the package

  1. George Otieno says:

    I needed this word today, thanks 🙏🏾

  2. “What were we expecting?” Thanks for the sobering reminder. It helps to keep things in perspective!

  3. Denise Sensenig says:

    Amen! We agree 100%.
    We just had one of our elders speak on Sunday about being prepared as the Bride of Christ and have a conference next weekend on “Preparing the Bride for the Bridegroom”. We are ready and waiting for the return of our Lord but know that many are not prepared. ☹
    God bless!!


    • Thanks for your comments, Denise. I actually felt like this was kind of “off” — I mean, telling people that we should expect and rejoice in the difficult times. Your confirmation is meaningful. Blessings!

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