2020 was a very stressful year throughout the nations of the world especially for those who believe and trust in God and in the sanctity of the life He gives us. The world has been obsessed with death, there are death statistics every day caused by a viral pandemic. Billions of dollars have been spent to save lives afflicted by it, as economies the world over have been crushed in a desperate attempt to curb the viral spread and ensuing deaths. People are berated for not wearing a mask lest they infect someone who might then die. The world is wailing in travail over the mass deaths, while at the same time in total diametric moral abandonment there is celebration over the mass killing of unborn lives. Young Argentinian women and many young American women believe they cannot have fulfilled lives unless they can abort innocent unborn children. In a year of terrible images, there are many videos of young women dancing ecstatically in the streets of Argentina because the government there just legalized abortion. President Alberto Fernandez proudly announced that Argentina is now "a better society" because abortions are now free.
These hypocrites routinely ask for God’s blessings on them and their nations expecting His blessings to continue unabated, but know this; “For that person must not suppose that a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways, will receive anything from the Lord. (James 1: 8)
“Or do you presume upon the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience? Do you not know that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But by your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. For he will render to every man according to his works.” (Romans 2: 4-6)
A vast number within the populations of these and other nations have turned away from the Creator and have crowned themselves as center of their own universe having adopted Secular Humanism as their credo and the self-righteousness that they construct in their own imaginations as sufficient justification for their lives and yet; “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none that does good.” (Psalm 14: 1)
All of mankind has an innate God consciousness in spite of what some may say and God will have the final word for impenitent unbelievers.
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of men who by their wickedness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse; for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools." (Romans 1:18-22)
“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of stress. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, inhuman, implacable, slanderers, profligates, fierce, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.”
(2 Timothy 3: 1 - 4)
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct. They were filled with all manner of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice. Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them but approve those who practice them. (Romans 1: 28-32)
As of this writing the nations of the world are in extreme turmoil as the godless elements within society are wresting control from the law abiding, God conscious believers who govern and rule in a compassionate and even handed manner, to be handed over to the contemptible and disreputable destroyers of all that is good and righteous.
Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling to meet him, we beg you, brethren, not to be quickly shaken in mind or excited, either by spirit or by word, or by letter purporting to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you this? And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by his appearing and his coming. The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2 Thessalonians 2: 1-12)
We are currently witnessing the rebellion spoken of in the preceding scripture verses, the time is short and now is the time to make a decision and consider your sinful ways, repent and ask Jesus into your heart as Lord and Savior.
For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him.
(1 Thessalonians 5:9-10)
"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart" (Jeremiah 29: 11-13)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. (John 3:16-17)
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. (John 1:12)