I guess at 50 most people start looking back on their lives with a view to evaluating the kind of achievements (or failures) they have achieved in life with an intention to either build on their successes or reinvent themselves. Well, I turned 50 last September and guess what, I am doing that! I bet the best one could have gained so far is wisdom. Very interestingly, for me, it coincided with a period that I have been studying the books of wisdom in the Bible.
The reality of the presence of evil in the world and the reality of the presence of the Kingdom of God on earth results to a battle to defeat evil and the demonic activities on earth, manifesting in signs and wonders. The supernatural happenings are evident both in the Old and in the New Testaments.
Miracles in the OT were often viewed as signs (Exod4:8:23). Extraordinary events were given as signs to insure faith or demonstrate authority.
We have a Kiswahili saying; “Usipo ziba ufa utajenga ukuta” (If you don’t fix a crack, you will build a wall!)
The human society has a crack, and it is widening; causing faithlessness, hopelessness, egoistic tendencies, individualism, and many others.
The words of Jesus in Mathew 16:18 “… and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it,”
When Joshua was old and well advanced in years, the Lord said to him, “You are very old, and there are still very large areas of land to be taken over.” Joshua 13:1.
Moses, at his death, had already taken possession of some of the land that the Lord had promised to his people, Israel.