Overtaken By Events




:forced to be changed because of something that has suddenly and unexpectedly happened.

||The original date for the meeting was overtaken by events and had to be changed.

How often is the reader ‘overtaken by events’?

The events do not have to be earthshaking–something as traumatic as a babysitter having to cancel at the last minute or a grocery store being out of the item which was planned to be the main course at the next dinner or Aunt Hazel isn’t able to make it in for Christmas.

OR, the events can be quite LARGE, as one’s life events go.  The car engine blows up and is unable to be repaired or the garage catches fire and is almost completely destroyed, along with most of the contents stored in it or a close relative gets sick and is not expected to recover.

OR, the events can be those which are considered to be catastrophic in nature. War breaks out and it is fought on on home turf or a dread disease strikes unexpectedly or the entire financial system one has become accustomed to suddenly crashes, never to rise again.

The key word to remember when one gets overtaken by events is “UNEXPECTED.” Regardless of how big or small the event might be, it is sudden and surprising.

Regardless of what the survivalist/prepping community may claim, one cannot plan for EVERY aspect which attends unexpected events.

There’s always SOMETHING.

It should be pointed out that the GREAT MAJORITY of mankind is not  prepared if events overtake them.

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And, because these events overtake them, the events–by definition–are UNEXPECTED.

AND YET, man believes that once he puts his affairs in order and establishes his daily habits , that that routine will not be disturbed UNLESS HE CHOOSES TO CHANGE IT.

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Which is a primary reason that so many folks in countries surprised by war and civil unrest are, NOT ONLY overtaken by events: they are CONSUMED by the destructive force of the events.

In countries which are involved in wars, there was usually PLENTY of warnings that the country would soon be involved in warfare.  YET, so many in those countries tried to “whistle past the graveyard” and got caught by their inability to recognize when things were about to go bad.

SO, is there a solution?

Is there someplace to turn to avoid being surprised–and overtaken–by events?

There is.

IF the reader will sincerely throw himself at the mercy of God; IF the reader will put his complete trust for his future in a saving belief on Jesus Christ; IF the reader will develop a good, healthy FEAR of GOD; IF the reader will NOT WAIT until things get bad, but turns to God NOW: the reader will find that his ability to successfully deal with unexpected events will improve GREATLY–particularly how upset or angered such events prove to be to the reader.

Unfortunately, most have been indoctrinated–in thousands of different ways–from an early age to believe that putting one’s trust in the LORD is hopeless. Many have been taught from an early age that the LORD is only a fiction.

AND SO, the ONE THING that will save a man is the ONE THING he mistakenly believes is a joke.

However, there are usually a FEW who do not believe everything they are told and who come to the LORD in time to make a difference when things go bad.



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Has the reader put his trust in the government to take care of him when things go bad?

Has the reader put his trust in hoarding gold, grub or guns?

Has the reader put his trust in his own skills and abilities?

The reader will THEN be sorely disappointed by his results.

“He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool”
–Proverbs 28:26

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.”
–Proverbs 12:15

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
–Proverbs 3:5

“Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.”
–Psalm 146:3

Do not be surprised and upset by the unexpected.


See what a difference in one’s life turning to the LORD will make.

Has the reader made many, detailed plans concerning his future?

Unless the reader’s plans take into account the information found in God’s Word, the reader had best become familiar with that well-known saying which is based on something Robert Burns once wrote.

“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go astray.”

OR, God’s Word puts it another way.

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
–Proverbs 14:12

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HAS the reader convinced himself that there is little harm in “waiting and seeing what happens“?

DOES “wait and see” sound like the most prudent way to go about one’s business?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 11-13, 2020.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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