Perplexity and Turmoil
Luke 21:25 predicts a time that will be characterized by "distress with perplexity." This is ultimately played out in the Tribulation and we're in a run-up to that. The literal meaning is a time when problems will be so severe mankind won't have a solution. Options include weather problems, economic woes, and this year -- election issues.
Comments on our Facebook suggest that many are going to sit this election out. Others plan to write in the names of silly characters. Others will vote for a third party. They say it's all about conscience. This at a time when real issues are legion: Healthcare, life, national security, Supreme Court, immigration, religious liberty and persecution, transgender, and more. Whoever thought bathrooms would be on the ballot? Did they debate this in Noah's day? Probably.
Is Israel the Key?
The writers of this article would like to suggest that this election is about far more than just a transfer of power. We suggest it really comes down to one major issue: Israel.
Israel is now alone on the world stage, the first time since her re-birth in 1948. America is not her ally although Barack Obama insists he is. Yet he initiated a nuclear deal with Iran that insures us that Armageddon is on the horizon and that Iran has the capability to obliterate Israel.
If this election is all about Israel, we are in dangerous territory. Maybe our election turmoil is really just further judgment on our nation. This was suggested by our "Understanding the Times 2016" conference speakers October 15.
Barack Obama and many on the Left have done everything possible to harm Israel, including meddling in their election a year ago.
Genesis 12:3 warns that God blesses or curses all who come against His people. Joel 3:2 warns that He will judge the nations for their treatment of His people.
The American Left seems obsessed with Israel's existence. Yet a remnant of believers prays for her daily and who is to say that God will not allow another Jonathan moment for America? God may grant a delay in total lawlessness before the predicted rise of the Antichrist and onset of the Tribulation.
Israel's last pioneer, Shimon Peres, died recently. The White House initially stated that Obama's attendance would be in "Jerusalem, Israel." Six hours later they corrected the statement saying that Jerusalem, was, in fact, disputed territory. Israel has no claim to Jerusalem. Shame on Israel for claiming ownership to the Holy City.
God may be asking us to delay the decay and spread the gospel message just a bit longer -- but for that to happen, we must vote and vote to stop the Israel-bashing. He may want us to further occupy until He comes.
Israel faces the fight of her life on November 9. Then all election pretense will be over. The cries to harm her, divide her land, end settlement building, and more, will be shrill.
Presidents, kings, fuehrers, generals, pharaohs, and ayatollahs could care less about biblical warnings but God's people care. We cannot disregard the warnings.
Particularly if this election is all about Israel.
In addition, Paul did not intend us to suppose that everyone would express all of these traits all the time. Rather, all of them would indeed exist in each person since he is describing the elements of every human's deceitful heart, but the intensity of their expression would vary from person to person.
PROPHECY BEING FULFILLED IN OUR DAYS
But can anyone say that the above scriptures have not been being fulfilled? It seems we are seeing these prophecy warnings in ever-greater frequency, as people seem to have less and less compunction about terrorizing and taking the lives of their fellow human beings. Under the grip of a merciless narcissism, many are losing their humanity. Take a look around the world we live in. Let's start with the evil in the Middle East with Islamic terrorist in the likes of ISIS that has spread from Iraq to Libya and they have inflicted a swath of rape, death, and destruction in their march to install a caliphate with its Sharia Law into all parts of the land.
In western Europe, migrants from these lands have invaded their countries where the God of the Bible has all but been relegated to the trash can of human depravity. In its place they have been flooded with “immigrants” who commit evil acts against a people who used to enjoy freedoms that we have enjoyed in our own land. The news is awash with the deeds of Middle Eastern and African Muslims who have all but raped the country into terror for their very lives.
Thus will the time usher in a battle so feriocious that 5/6 of this invading army will die on the mountains of Israel and the “plague” will follow them back to their home country. This will happen at the Hands of Almighty God when He passes judgement and His fierce anger is taken out on the nations that dare come against His people or His land. I believe this whole scenario will be after the coming of our Lord and Savior to take His church out of this world, so that the Anti-Christ will be revealed...”evil incarnate”.
Will Barack Obama delay or suspend the election if Hillary is forced out by the new FBI email investigation?