In the last couple of days, I have read the book called; The Final Summit by Andy Andrews. Andy Andrews has become one of my favorite authors. He is spot-on in this book when the question that is posed at this summit is; “What should humanity do, individually and collectively, in order to restore itself to the pathway toward successful civilization? It is through this question and in reading this book God opened my eyes to the many things that have happened in our world/society to have gotten to where we are today. And, that place is not a very good place.
In the last week, I have seen attempts to re-write and remove history and many of these things this country was founded on. I have seen people attempt to re-write the TRUTH to justify why they do what they do. If you are on any type of social media, you have seen mud-slinging from both sides of any controversial issue that is in the news. It seems we get off one roller coaster ride over an issue and we are soon back on over another issue. It is becoming where the offended are being offended. Sad and scary.
In The Final Summit, the main character, David is being summons by Gabriel to attend and lead this summit that will consist of former great leaders of the world to figure how to turn things around and put the world back on the right path. However, Gabriel shares that the answer to the question is two words. It is up to those at this summit to figure what the two words are that will turn humanity around.
The archangel, Gabriel points out that God does not need or will send a flood to wipe out humanity that ‘humanity is sinking of its own accord.’ (The Final Summit page 35). Gabriel points out how man has turned from what is really true and have begun to re-write the rules and created a new truth.
Gabriel goes on to say;
“What I mean is this time, quite simply, you are providing your own flood. Certainly you are aware that some so-called progress you have pursued now enables you to destroy life on this planet in several different ways, many times over, and with varying choices of speed. You don’t need Him to make it rain.”
“(The Final Summit page 36)
In other words, the last time the world was destroyed God sent a flood. He was in control of the rain. God told Noah to build an ark and who/ what would be on the ark. God planned how many days and nights it would rain. However, this time around, man is creating his own flood by re-writing the rules, believing in lies, and adjusting the truth to accommodate the desires of the heart.
As this summit progresses with much discussion and “thinking” they have the right answer to find out that the answers they are coming up with are good but not the right one. The members of this counsel discuss how wisdom, courage, hope, character building and self-discipline would help in turning humanity back on the right course. Yet, these thoughts were not the answer that Gabriel was looking for. After the last try and feeling deflated, one of the counsel members stands up and says; “it is never too late.” “There is still time.” (pg. 197)
I love the last two sentences. These two sentences spoke hope to me. As dismal as things seem to be today with the way things are happening, we still have hope. We still have time. What we must do is share the hope that we have through Jesus Christ. We have a choice to either sit around on Facebook and try to shove each other’s views down the throats we disagree with in order to get our point across or we can step up, be bold and do something to turn the path around. And, in the midst of being bold in turning the path around, be sure to seek God and his blessings. As we know, “all things work out for the good and for the glory of God.” (Romans 8:28)
I won’t give away the ending of the book but I will pose these questions to my reading audience:
What are you doing to make a positive difference?
What can you do to help turn a hurting world’s eyes to the cross of Jesus Christ?
What can you do show a world of hurt the real truth and the hope we all have when the sands of time do run out?
My challenge for all of us is to use what we have and what we know in a good way that leads everyone to the path of TRUTH and righteousness.
Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make
the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation
be gracious and attractive so that will have the right response L
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