The Mystery of Malaysia Flight 370 continues to get the world’s attention. I believe that this is because God desires the world to notice what He is doing in these days.
Having studied the Bible for forty plus years I am more convinced than ever that world events are shaping up for the biblical End-Times scenario to unfold. This is based upon what the Bible plainly says that we are to look for in the End Times and upon what is actually happening in the world today.
Many have said that people have thought the Lord was going to return soon for many years. They use this as pretext to distract from the reality that judgment is coming upon the world, and that all must give an account to God. Yet it is truly only in recent history, the last one hundred and fifty or so years that biblical prophecy has been a real focus of study!
Many born-again Bible students began to rediscover the biblical view of the early church believers who had no doubt about, and taught, the imminence of the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. However, after the first two to three hundred years of church history, after church fathers like Origen and Augustine began to spiritualize prophecy into meaninglessness and to assert that the Church replaced Israel, then prophecy fell into pervasive neglect in general preaching and Christian life! God’s intention for the future of the world, the Church and for Israel was obscured. As we near the time of the Lord’s return, prophecy has been the interest of many born-again Christians who are taking the Bible and the unfolding of current world events seriously.
Yet, today, the world is intrigued by these events we are seeing and are asking: “Is there something more about life, its meaning, purpose and destiny that I need to know?” I believe this and similar life questions are latent in the curiosity and passionate interest in the reason and outcome of the mystery of Malaysian Flight 370. I believe almighty God wants us to know that in His Son, Jesus Christ, there are answers that will not only satisfy our minds, but will also satisfy and bring joy to our souls. This is because God, “so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son (to die upon the cross for our sins and to rise from the dead) that whosoever believes on Him should not perish but should have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
Any one can be saved, no matter the mysteries in your life, your sins, your regrets, your doubts or your losses. Just realize and accept that God loves you! And realize that you need to pray: “God, I believe You sent your Son Jesus Christ to die for my sins and that He rose again from the dead for me. I ask that You forgive all my sins. I do now receive by faith Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. Thank You for saving me and help me now to read your Word, to trust all my concerns to You through prayer, to fellowship with other Christians, and obey You in my new life in Christ. Through Jesus Christ I pray, Amen. (John 1:12, Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:20)
I believe that God is trying to get the world’s attention, not to confuse the world with these events, but to invite the world to trust in Jesus Christ Who knows all things and Who can reveal this and all mysteries and solve all problems in His own time and for His glorious purpose.
I trust that we will soon know the reason Flight 370 disappeared and its whereabouts! God’s timing and purpose is perfect! Hopefully, many people, as they seek to know what happened will first seek to know the Lord Jesus Christ in a personal way and to take His prophetic Word seriously when He said: “Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.” (Matthew 13:33-37)