I like to focus the first article of the year on what I see coming in our world. As 2024 begins, I have begun my eighth decade and released my life story in One Small Life: Revival Adventures from My Fifty Year Journal.
Thus, I’m looking at history from an older man’s vantage point. Yes, our “world view” is influenced by how much time we have left on earth.
Here’s what I see in 2024.
For years I shared the message of Jeremiah around the United States and in other nations of the world.
The prophet spent four decades warning the Hebrew people that four sins were hastening their demise as a nation: 1) Idolatry–putting other things before God, 2) Religious perversion–compromising true worship and practice, 3) Seared Consciences–the blurring of right and wrong, and 4) Human Injustice–hurting people due to the first three.
Judah sinned and fell in 586 B.C. It didn’t recover as a nation for 2500 years until Israel’s rebirth in 1948.
America faces some mortal dangers in this generation–amid some rays of hope.
Be forewarned–and incited to pray.
If you’re like me, you might find it difficult at times to stay positive and balanced while gazing at the precipitous decline of Western and American culture around you.
Watching the news is depressing. Evil forces have been unleashed in our world (through human choices) to destroy people and nations from within. It wouldn’t take much for nuclear bombs and cyber attacks to strike from outside.
How do we stay faith full while watching the deterioration around us?
Here’s a helpful perspective on Jesus and the Power Domains.