Because we would become a people who are always learning yet are never able to acknowledge the truth, leaving us in a frustrated and restless state.
And folks, this is exactly what has happened to our society? We are being told today that the more we acquire this new technology, the more time it will save us, so we can spend even more time rushing here and there.
Then, if that wasn’t bad enough, we are being told that the more we can learn from this increase of information, the more peace it will supposedly produce in our lives.
But is this true? Have we really saved more time and created more peace in our lives with all this new technology? Absolutely not!
We have actually become a society on the brink of disaster! And this is exactly what the secular experts are saying. Even though we have the most highly funded educational system in the world, we are producing the most confused, ignorant and violent children ever.
Rates of depression have been doubling every ten years and suicide is the third most common cause of death among young adults in North America. Fifteen percent of Americans have had a clinical anxiety disorder and serial killers are now commonplace.
How can this be? It’s simply because we are always learning yet never able to come to the truth! You see, the truth is that the more we fill our lives with so-called timesaving devices, the more rushed we feel. In fact, we are in so much of a rush that “we tap our fingers while waiting for the microwave to zap our instant coffee.”Think about it! The truth is, these devices that are supposed to save us so much time so that we can rest more, are actually making us more restless. In fact, one researcher made this comment. See if it sounds familiar:
“This century’s mad dash of innovation has produced the most frantic human era ever. We phone. We fax. We page. We e-mail. We race from one end of life to the other, rarely glancing over our shoulders. Technology, mass media and a desire to do more, do it better and do it yesterday have turned us into a world of hurriers. Stop and smell the roses? No more. Instead, we have a world of 7-day diets, 24-hour news channels, 1-hour photo, 30-minute pizza delivery, 10-minute facials, 2-minute warnings, and Minute Rice. Fast food. Fast computers. Fast cars in fast lanes. VCRs with 5 fast-forward settings. Sound bites and the rat race and instant coffee. Get rich quick. Live fast, die young, leave a good-looking corpse. Run on empty. Just do it. Places to go, people to meet, planners to fill, files to download, bills to pay, planes to catch, frozen dinners to nuke, web sites to surf, kids to pick up, stress to manage, and speeding tickets to pay.”
One guy said, “It’s significant that we call it the Information Age. We don’t talk about the Knowledge Age. Our society is basically motion without memory, which of course is one of the clinical definitions of insanity.”
We have advanced beyond our wildest dreams technologically, yet we are still spiritually bankrupt about the true meaning of life. And it’s all because we have been tricked and seduced by a restless rat race society! You see, the problem of being in a hurry all the time is that you never take the time to stop and think about what is most important in life.
Therefore, you will never find the truth. And that’s exactly what the devil is up to.
One day the devil called a worldwide convention of his evil demons and said this...
‘We can’t keep the Christians from going to heaven, but we can keep them from forming an intimate relationship in Christ. If they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken. So here’s what we do...
Let’s steal their time, so they can’t gain any strength in Jesus Christ. Let’s distract them by keeping them busy in the nonessentials of life and invent unnumbered schemes to occupy their minds. We’ll over stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still small voice.
We’ll entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive, to keep the TV, the VCR, and their CD’s going constantly in their homes. And we’ll see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays music constantly jamming their minds to break that union with Christ.
We’ll fill their coffee tables with magazines and newspapers and pound their minds with the news twenty-four hours a day. We’ll invade their driving moments with billboards and flood their mailboxes with junk mail, sweepstakes, mail order catalogues and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering promising false hopes.
We’ll even get them to be excessive in their entertainment or recreation and send them to amusement parks, sporting events, concerts, and movies so they’ll return exhausted, disquieted and unprepared for the coming week.
And even when they meet for spiritual fellowship, we’ll involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences and unsettled emotion. Why, we’ll crowd their lives with so many things that they have no time or energy to seek power from Christ.
It was quite a convention in the end. And the demons went away eagerly causing Christians everywhere to get busy, busy, busy and rush here and there. Don’t forget what ‘busy’ means. B-eing U-nder S-atan’s Y-oke. Has the devil been successful at his scheme? You be the judge.”
I’ll say it one last time. The problem of being in a hurry all the time is that you never take the time to stop and think about that which is the most important in life. And because of that, it’s not only a sign that you’re living in the last days, but that you’ve been lassoed by satan’s yoke and therefore, you will never find the truth because you’re just too busy!
Wake up! Instead of worshipping the one True God, we have bowed to the idol of technology.
And the sad thing is that the truth about life is right before us, if only we’d stop long enough to listen.
You see, we don’t need to travel halfway across the world for truth. In fact, we don’t even need that latest computer gizmo to understand it, nor spend a dime to receive it.
Why? Because the truth about a restful life has been right under our noses all the time, in the words of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 11:28 “Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’” (NLT)
People of God, please don’t be fooled into thinking that by rushing here and there and by increasing your knowledge is where you’ll find rest. Because if you do, you will not only remain restless, but you may one day wake up to find yourself in the greatest time of unrest the world has ever known, the Great Tribulation. Just like the Bible said. When? In the last days.
And believe it or not, even with all this amazing evidence pointing to the signs of Christ’s soon return, some people still refuse to admit the truth.
The Bible says that this refusal to admit the truth would be commonplace in the last days, just like it was with Noah.
Matthew 24:37-39 “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days before the Flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat. People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the Flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes.” (NLT)
People of God, I hope you’re not one of those who are too busy partying and acting like nothing will ever change. Because if you are, you might wake up one day and discover that you’ve been left behind. And you know what? God doesn’t want you left behind. Because He loves you and I, He has given us the warning sign of Modern Technology to show us that the Tribulation could be near and that Christ’s 2nd Coming is rapidly approaching. Jesus Himself said this:
Luke 21:28 “When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (NIV)
Final Countdown by Billy Crone