By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

"Last week, President Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement. WTI finished the week at a year high, above $71 per barrell; Brent closed above $77. Where will oil prices go next, and how long will this season of volatility continue? The general consensus in the media is that it could take as long as six months for the full impact of the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal to play out. Meanwhile all eyes are on the Middle East as tensions escalate between Israel and Iran. For now it's watch and wait as the geopolitical chess game unfolds on the world stage."
-SA Marketplace
*WTI (West Texas Intermediate), also known as Texas light sweet, is a grade of crude oil used as a benchmark in oil pricing.
Brent Crude is a major trading classification of sweet light crude oil that serves as a major benchmark pricing for pricing of oil worldwide.
How long will this season of volatility continue?
Hmmm ...
What a curious question.
The season of volatility will escalate and continue until Christ returns.
While WTI and Brent are notable benchmarks for oil pricing; the Word of God saturates the "futures" for what's to positively come.
While a formal season of "handshake and goodwill" will sprout among nations and indulge a temporal sense of peace, protection, and passivity; a major "oil spill" is going to erupt and set the world ablaze causing catastrophic worldwide calamity.
And the world will not be the same.
Indeed a "fire" crisis is going to end this world, as we know it, one day.
This truth is attested to throughout the Scripture.
To be ready for it, prepared for it, and living our lives according to it, is part of our warning from God's word.
Be diligent and constant, my friend, in keeping near to the One who has given a "heads up" and early "foretelling" of that which is to come.
Stay constant, ready, and alert and,
Be prepared always to give an answer for the hope within you (1Peter 3:15.)
Israel is going to rule and reign with Christ on the heights one day and Gentiles composed of true faith shall share in her glorious inheritance.
Be blessed as you partake of the precious Scripture and understand the word that you've been entrusted with.
"But of the times and the seasons brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves no perfectly that the day of the Lord cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, 'Peace and safety,' then sudden destruction cometh upon them as travail upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape."
1 Thessalonians 5:1-3
"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness? Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to the promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness."
2 Peter 3:10-13
"For I would not brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved; as it is written, 'There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob, for this is My covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins."
Romans 11:25-27
If this doesn't quicken your spiritual pulse, instigate a desire to be in the Word, and catapult your desire to proclaim the good news of the glorious Gospel ... I don't suppose much will.
Return to the word,
Receive the living water from the pure well,
Rejoice in the sure and coming arrival of our blessed Redeemer.
To God be praised for His eternal word.
Read: Zechariah, Revelations, Romans, Joel, and Amos
You'll be further blessed.