Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste (In Jesus Name)
Greg Laurie is saying (but not saying) that the current conflict in Israel is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
There are some things one must understand here.
Any crisis in the Middle East (especially involving Israel) is a cash cow of biblical proportions to evangelical preachers who fancy themselves as “students of biblical prophecy”.
Laurie and his like minded kin will milk this for everything they can get out of it, then move on to right wing politics to fill the seats and their bank accounts.
Just know that there are other ways to interpret the same texts…indeed, the church has interpreted them differently for centuries.
Let’s say for the sake of argument that Laurie and the prophecy wonks are (finally) right and the end is near.
The most salient fact of bible prophecy is that the main actor is God and all the other actors are acting in His behest…even, and maybe especially, the evil ones.
According to Scripture, God will allow evil to be as evil as it can be…in order to fully destroy it.
There is nothing we can say or do that will change the course of history in God’s hands.
What is our role?
First, we are carriers of the gospel, emissaries of peace, and agents of reconciliation.
We hold all human life as precious.
We are beholden to no state or earthly empire…we work for the King.
We are praying that His kingdom come and His will be done.
Our primary concern is the strengthening of the church and preparing God’s people to endure to the end.
In truth, we simply continue doing what we have already been called to do.
These are the works set before us…if you find them inadequate, you argue with God, not me.