Don't Be Troubled When You Hear Of War
by David J. Stewart | May 2017
Mark 13:7, “And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.”
I was listening to Alexander Scourby read the King James Bible today and something caught my attention from the book of Mark. While prophesying of future events, Jesus told His disciples that wars must come, and that believers should not be troubled when they here of wars. Notice that Jesus didn't just tell us not to be troubled about rumors of wars, but also of wars themselves.
This truth is certainly applicable in 2017, when we are hearing of actual war in Syria, and also of the building North Korean conflict. It's been in the news that North Korea is threatening to fire nukes against the United States if provoked. Russia has warned the U.S. against threatening North Korea.
Certainly, Americans worry, as would any nation's people, when they hear of coming war. I have four precious children. My second is a sergeant in the Army National Guard. But I don't worry about her being deployed, because that is her choice, and the Lord told us not to worry. Okay, I worry a little. She's my daughter, and I'm very proud of her. She has my blessings. My children know my views on the Iraqi War, which was a massive fraud. I am not against the military. I believe all male youth should serve in the military. I'm against the exploitation of our youth by the U.S. federal government, to do the dirty work of the Luciferian elite. A needless 58,000 American youth were murdered in the Vietnam War, which was based upon a false flag terror attack, the fraudulent Gulf Of Tonkin incident.
Few people, even Christians, can grasp the significance of the things I just said. I highly recommend Commander William Guy Carr's (1895-1959) book, “Pawns In The Game,” for an excellent overview of what is really going on in our world today. Worry is inevitable, but we don't have to stay focused upon it. Instead, we ought to “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:2-3). Most people (and we all do it sometimes) focus on the wrong things, which gets us into trouble. If we focus on our problems, they will seem to grow bigger in our own mind. You know that what I say is very true. Most of the things that we worry about never actually happen. In fact, nearly everything that we worry over never occurs. At least that is true in my own life. I am now 50 years old. I have been a born-again Christian for 37 years. I have learned to let things go into God's hands and just trust Him. When you can't see what's ahead, trust God Who knows the future. Faith Him when you can't feel Him. Never go by your changing emotions, go by the unchanging promises of God in the Holy Scriptures.
Although the following passage of Scripture may seem like an over-simplification, it really is the answer to a happy life free of stress and worry. Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” That's why I only check my mailbox once a month. I don't care how important something may be, I really don't, because I refuse to live in fear of a mailbox. I check for mail when I decide to, not out of a feeling of worry that something important may be in there. Oh well, I'm thinking about Heaven. Amen! That is how I try to live. It works for me. When you have family time, or devotions, you ought to turn the phone off, so you don't even know if someone is calling. If you don't control your life, other people will, you can be assured of that.
Colossians 3:1-3, “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”
I absolutely love what the Lord Jesus said to all believers in John 16:33, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” How precious!!! As Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) said, “Life is a vale of tears!” When all the world seems to be crumbling around us, and war is happening, bills keep piling up, and problems seems to never go away, the Lord wants us to always BE OF GOOD CHEER, because JESUS HAS RISEN AND IS ALIVE, and everything is alright in our heavenly Father's house. What a beautiful truth!
of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”