“And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep;…” ROM 13:11 “And do not be conformed to this World, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” ROM 12:2
PLANT YOUR FEET IN REALITY; YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET! Many fine people are allowing their imaginations to run wild, and like a spooked horse are now terrified. It’s true our eyes have not seen what is coming…that works both ways. ISA 64:4 (quoted again at 1 COR 2:9): “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” “For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.”(A) So wake up, face reality, and ask yourself, what’s the worst that faces me—and then rather than running or fighting it, assertively in faith salvage it. Accept it & move forward. Release your pent up energy & make peace with the worst. Last, but not least, pray & unburden your heart.(B) This is exactly what Christ did the day & night before his arrest and cruel crucifixion.
CHRIST FOLLOWED HIS OWN ADVICE. Let go of the past. (“Let the dead bury their dead.”C) Don’t worry about the future. “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life…For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things…Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”(D) The worst he faced is probably the worst anyone could face….a cruel death from being tortured to death. He accepted it, relaxed & moved forward. He moved forward with a sense of peace & joy. Imagine the joy he got from saving the soul of the thief next to him on the cross. Imagine the joy he got from telling off the World’s ruler: “You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above.”(E) He had relaxed & moved forward the night before, having a meaningful supper with his close associates.
WORDS W/OUT KNOWLEDGE. “Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, & said: Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?” This question is so appropriate to those who give advice now-a-days without being informed. Daniel’s prophecy (DAN 12:4) tells us what the last days would be like—our modern transportation and information age w/ computers & the Internet are described: “…the time of the end; many shall run to & fro, and knowledge shall increase.” So it is high time to awake out of sleep.
We know that the whole World is under control of the evil one.(F) So what are we facing? The prophecy of HOS 4:3 speaks about how the land will mourn the destruction of animals, birds & fish. All kinds of animals, birds & fish are showing up dead—large quantities, and in strange circumstances. The Bible refers to the nations of these end times as “beasts”! The rule of Hitler and Stalin were beastly. The rule of our nation is becoming more beastly. Police brutality is rampant. In PS 83:3, we see an attitude that has repeated itself in history: “They have taken crafty counsel against Your people…” In the next verse it says “let us cut them off from being a nation…” If one understands Biblical language, we—the true born again followers of Christ are a nation—when it says “you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood…” at 1 PTR 2:9, the Greek word translated generation is “genos” which has the connotation of “nation”. (By the way, there are other Greek words that mean “generation” as we normally use it, and these other words are in the quotes of Christ where it is translated “generation”, not “genos”.) Not only are we a nation, but we are ambassadors of that nation. Recently, the Pope has called for a New World Social Order, and that alone reveals how the Pope is of something else—not our Kingdom of Christ. The Illuminati via the U.N. have been inviting World religious leaders to get together in Interfaith dialogue to create solidarity, tolerance & reconciliation. Christ said have no fellowship w/ works of darkness, and that he came to bring a “sword”—a war against these evil powers—not a reconciliation. These interfaith dialogues & their religious solidarity are in line with God’s prophecies about a counterfeit lamb rising out of the earth.(G) The fake lamb has power & in reality speaks like a dragon (Satan).(H) The point of all this? BE CAREFUL of religious leaders. They are Judas Goats who are being bribed & cajoled to assist the new world order in leading people to their destruction. The age old desire to destroy God’s people is still an agenda, and now they have the power & means to do it, if God grants them that power, like He did Pilate. And our response needs to be Christlike. Fellowship with your close godly associates. Unburden yourself in prayer. Accept that the worst might happen, create peace within yourself, and move forward in joy!! You may do wonderful things in these “last days” time period. By saying “last days”, I don’t mean we have merely days left— that is simply a Biblical term for the troubled times we live in.
May God’s blessings be upon you my friend.
(A) 1 COR 2:11 (B) 1 PTR 5:7 (C) LK 9:60 (D) MT 6:25b, 32b, 34 (E) JN 19:11a (F) 1 JN 5:19 (G) for instance, prophecy in REV 13 (H) REV 13:11-12