HOW TO FIND AN OASIS
WHEN THERE IS A STORM IN THE DESERT
MATTHEW 24: 3 - 8
(PAGE 1449 COME ALIVE BIBLE)
JESUS CHRIST, in speaking of the "end times," said there will be
a time when there will be "distress of nations, with perplexity"
(Luke 21: 25).
He also promised for His followers "peace" amid this perplexity.
Keep that in mind amid present world conditions and in light of
the truths now to be reviewed. Current world conditions makes
the oasis of His promised peace all the more cherished.
There has never been a time of greater distress of nations than
presently. The interesting word used by Jesus is "perplexity."
It translates APORIA. It literally means "at wit's end," or "at
a loss as to how to proceed," or "finding no solution," or "no
This distress has reached an all-time high. The complexity
within the Soviet Union, turmoil in South Africa, internal
strife within China, the Arab/Israeli conflict, our own national
discord and the Storm in the Desert seem to have no ultimate
"Experts" rush around the globe endeavoring to solve world
problems. They seem to leave one trouble spot only to go to
another and the smoldering fire they have just left breaks out
again before they reach the next.
Our confusion has led one leading scientist to say the world is
like an insane asylum -- run by the inmates.
Christ said there would come such a day. He also promised to be
with His people in the midst of it all -- and He will. He has
even lovingly told us some details in order to help us know what
is happening and enabl ...
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