Don’t Panic Over Egypt

In 1999 there was a lot of panic in the Christian community.  Everyone was afraid of what was going to happen when all the computers crashed once the year 2000 rolled around.  All lights were supposed to go off, there was going to be chaos in  the streets, people hoarded and acquired many supplies to survive the upcoming crisis. It was the Y2K crisis.  Many wrote books prophesying great doom and gloom.  Some were even ready to usher in the second coming.  2000 rolled and the world collectively held its breath waiting to see what would happen.  When  the clock struck midnight and Y2K came, and guess what?  Nothing happened!!!.  Things went on as normal.

Now with the events in Egypt unfolding,  the gloom and doom prophets are back out.  I do not belittle prophecy.  I believe God still speaks to us in a prophetic voice, but just because crisis happens in the world does not mean that the end is coming soon.  This may be a piece of the puzzle that God is putting in place to bring about his conclusion, but we cannot panic and worry because that is not our nature.  Instead we should be at peace and rejoice because our redemption is drawing close.

What should we do then when these words of despair come from our Christian leaders.  This will be my topic of discussion in my next few postings.  This post is an overview of what is to come .  In the next few weeks I will discuss judging prophecy as it comes forth, preparing ourselves in uncertain times, and preaching the word to others since time is drawing to a close.  Until the next post:  Phil 4:6-7 says

 6-7Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

See you next time and God bless

Pastor Greg T.
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  1. Jo Anne Cepeda

    You’re right about not panicking. It’s certainly not time to panic. But it is time to be wise and see the
    “writing on the wall”. I believe we should begin to prepare ourselves for a natural disaster….just like for a hurricane or such…and stock extra food and water. Grocery prices are rising rapidly.
    It’s very likely that Egypt will fall into the hands of those who hate the US and Israel. It would be wise to just be a good girl or boy scout and “be prepared”.

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