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.
1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. (2nd Timothy 3:1-7)
As the apostle Paul warned, some 1950 years or so ago, in the last days, the end of this age, we would see perilous times. A time when men would grow exponentially more evil in their practices than in any other time before. Now men have always been sinners, but the expression of evil that has entered into our times, is unprecedented. When combined with Paul's thought in verse 13 of 2nd Timothy, (“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”) the Greek grammar gives the sense of conditions or expressions of human nature that ebb and flow like waves of the sea rather than a constant state of affairs. However, when combined with the idea of things growing "worse and worse" and Jesus' comments about the day's of Noah, we can understand the situation will be especially intense in our time.
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.
As a people, the world's population is bumping right up next to the end of this age. The signs of the end of man's rule on this planet are shouting loud and clear.
I know that I keep bringing the subject up, and the reason being, the drumbeats of that beginning of a time so horrible become louder and louder, with more intensity. Just look at the symptoms that are screaming at every man, woman and child on this planet. Why do I say that?
Remember that the prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39 will bring to light, in my opinion, the rise of the Anti-Christ, as a peace maker between Israel and the surrounding nations.
Not withstanding all the turmoil we see all over the world with the Muslim invasion of democratic countries, but focusing in on what is forming in the Middle East right now that is the precursor of that prophetic event. Russia has formed an alliance with Iran, which has been their proxy in the region for years. The Russian bear has set up military bases and airfields, along with intercontinental ballistic missles capable of nuclear weapons on Israel's doorstep. One false move on either party could bring all out war between Israel and it's Islamic neighbors. I believe there will be an early attempt by fulfilling Psalm 83, but Israel will be victorious in that fight with God's help.
Coming not too long on the heels of this victory by Israel, Russia will think an evil thought, or should I say Putin will.
2“Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
3And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
4And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company withbucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:”......
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”.
“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,” (2ndThessalonians 2:7-9)...
The reference in the previous verses point to the only possible Power that is holding back rampant evil on this planet, unabated, and without limits. This Power is the Holy Spirit, and He lives in every born again believer. If our Comforter, our Counselor, and our Advocate is taken out of this world, then so are the vessels He indwells spiritually. But up to that point, before this explosive war comes to pass, and the Anti-Christ is finally revealed, the world will be going about living their life as normal as possible...It is the time we live in right now. Don't mistake me, when I say the Holy Spirit is being removed. God's Spirit is being drawn back to Pre-Pentecostal times and giving full sway to the evil that is lurking in the shadows to come out fully into the light. People will still be saved in this time for the efforts of the 144, 000 Jewish evangelist who speak to the world, along with God's two witnesses and many will be saved, but will not be sealed as the Church was, but must guard their salvation at all times, to prevent their crowns from being stolen and succumbing to the Beast power taking the mark of the beast.
JUST BEFORE THE TRIBULATION BEGINS
Jesus said, that as it was in the days of Noah, people would be going about their usual patterns in life. Those patterns have grown more and more evil with passing time.
37 “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Matthew 24:37-39)
Evil men were doing then, just as they are doing now, without even thinking that their time on earth was soon to be cut short. What was Jesus referring to, when He made this astonishing prophecy that will play out, I feel, in the not too distant future.
He was referring to the time of Tribulation, and the Great Tribulation that would see the rise of the Anti-Christ. See, I believe the man is alive, right now and just waiting for the moment to reveal himself to the world as a charismatic “peace maker”. This man, the Anti-Christ is called the “lawless one”. The horrific results of Ezekiel 38-39 will, in my humble opininon, set the stage for someone to come forward with a peace treaty that scripture says will be for 7 years.
“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (II Thessalonians 2:9-12)
The man will be glorified, heaped praise upon, and will bring a false sense of security and safety that has finally come to that region of the Middle East and the rest of the world. He will speak great and inspiring words for those who will hang on his every word, labeling him as the “messiah” a bringer of peace.
“And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.” (Daniel 7:25)
The man will proclaim peace, when there is no peace, as was spoken of in similar times by the prophet Jeremiah:
“They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, `Peace, peace,' But there is no peace.” (Jeremiah 6:14)
So begins the most evil time that has ever come upon the earth. We think the times are evil now, but my friend, you ain't seen nothing yet. I pray, that those reading this never see what I am describing.
ARE YOU READY FOR THE GREATEST EVIL ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH?
I don't know about you, but if I read any of this and read what is going on in the world that is growing darker and darker with each passing day, I would be in deep depression if I didn't have the blessed Hope that will keep me from this hour of total evil. Who is that blessed 'HOPE” I speak of?
In this time of great evil that coming upon this world, we proclaim One Name that will save us from the evil to come. His Name, is Jesus Christ...Yeshua...I AM that I AM...Jehovah...God of the Bible. Evil will abound in this period of man's history and many will die. The Bible talks of nearly 80% of the world's population meeting an untimely death, either by divine retribution or at the a hands of evil men. ..God's wrath will double down on a rebellious mankind during this period. If you are so foolish or unfortunate to not take the free gift of salvation offered to you by the grace of God, then you will experience that evil first hand, up close and personal. But Jesus made us a promise that those who belong to Him, as His followers, washed in His precious blood, can have assurance of redemption from what is to come.
And the salvation message that saves you from the wrath to come and the evil that will be exponential in this horrific time to come.
“ For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. “ (John 3:16)
Evil is rampant in the world. Evil will only grow worse, but our salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord will find us ready for Him when He comes for His church, before this dire time called the Tribulation comes into existence. Don't wait another moment...ask Jesus into your heart and repent of your sins, right now...call out to Him, and ask for His forgiveness. You do that with a humble and contrite heart knowing that without Him, you will die for all eternity...not just physically, but spiritually for all eternity. And our Great God and Savior will honor your plea and see your humble heart and come into your heart as you open your life to Him...Remember, don't wait...evil grows in this last days to overcome those who wait.
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