December 18, 2020 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States | Ted N.C. Wilson
As the world faces the end of 2020 and we think about all that has happened, many would agree that this year has been one of the most difficult times in recent history. In this video, Pastor Ted Wilson shares that even in times of difficulty, nothing can stop the gospel.
This year seems to fit the description found in Matthew 24:7—“nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes.” So many difficult and discouraging things have happened this year that if we dwelt very long upon them, we could end up very disheartened and discouraged. But, praise God, we have a wonderful hope that lifts us up and encourages us to move forward!
Continuing on in Matthew 24, verses 12, 13, and 14, we read: “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” This passage is telling us that, in spite of everything that is going on around us, nothing can stop the gospel from being preached to all the world as a witness to all nations!
What a wonderful promise this is, and what an incredible message we have to share as a witness to the world—that in spite of everything happening around us, although the world seems to be spinning out of control—there is a God in heaven who loves us, who died for us, who redeemed us, who has a plan for us, who is interceding for us in the heavenly sanctuary, and who will soon come to take us home to live with Him forever! What a wonderful, incredible message we have to share with the world right now as so many people are searching for hope for today and assurance for tomorrow. We have the privilege of being anchors of stability and pillars of hope through these storms!
God’s people around the world have used creativity and fortitude to press on, helping people in need, spreading hope and encouragement through the internet and more, using every means possible to proclaim the Gospel message and the truth that Jesus is coming soon! Thank you for all that you have done and are doing through God’s power. May He continue blessing you as you move forward in His strength during these incredible times in which we live.