On January 12, 2016, President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union Address. By 2017, America will have elected a new president, so President Obama used his final address as a chance to look back at his last seven years in office as well as cast a vision for the future of America.
The topics of his address spanned everything from the economic state of America, to the current low price of gasoline, to this year’s political race.
He even remarked that one of his greatest regrets in office is the fact that “the rancor and suspicion between the (political) parties has gotten worse instead of better.”
One of his biggest concerns is the way America will respond to the changes around the world.
“We live in a time of extraordinary change-change that’s reshaping the way we live, the way we work, our planet and our place in the world. It’s change that promises amazing medical breakthroughs, but also economic disruptions that strain working families. It promises education for girls in the most remote villages, but also connects terrorists plotting an ocean away. It’s change that can broaden opportunity, or widen inequality. And whether we like it or not, the pace of this change will only accelerate.”
This rings true with what Bible Prophecy has to say about the future. The Bible promises that in the End Times, we will see wars and conflict and political change and that is unfolding right before our eyes. So how are we supposed to respond to the coming changes and conflict? President Obama asked a similar question:
“Will we respond to the changes of our time with fear, turning inward as a nation, and turning against each other as people?”
Dr. Hindson always emphasizes that Biblical Prophecy is not supposed to give us a spirit of fear, but rather encourage us as we see that God is at work in the world. None of the changes that are happening are unknown to God and He has a plan.
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power and love and self-control.”
-2 Timothy 1:7
As followers of Christ, we are not called to be afraid. Instead we are asked to trust the Lord and share His truth wherever we go!
As we head into a year full of political debates and elections, maybe you’re wondering what the Bible has to say about the issues of today. In Battle for America in the Last Days, Dr. Hindson shows readers that Biblical Prophecy is incredibly relevant and important in today’s cultural and political landscape. In this two-lesson study, you’ll examine some of the crucial issues that face our nation today and learn how to trust God with the fate of our Nation.