Thursday, August 29, 2013

Do You Pay Attention to Warning Lights?

Hopefully the answer to the title is yes! Or for some of you it could be "well it depends on just what the warning lights are saying and where they are!"

But I think it's safe to say we all pay attention to them right? I mean who would ignore their cars engine warning light right? Could you imagine if it bothered someone so much, but they didn't want to address the problem, they merely covered it up with a piece of electrical tape so they didn't have to see it glow any longer? Kinda funny right?!

What about freeway warning lights or signs? Perhaps warning you that the road is closed or the bridge is out? I guess people might say when they wound up in the river, they didn't see the sign warning them that the bridge is out or that the road is closed.

But warning signs are just that. A wake up call for us to pay attention to what's going on.

So have you been paying attention to what is happening in the world today?

Does it concern you that we could be literally sitting on what could be our final days as believers on Earth?

What? What are you talking about?

All the news talks about is stuff that doesn't concern us or it's not anything we should worry about.


Believe me, every single person, especially believers should be concerned with what is happening right now in the Middle East. Here's a slight recap just in case you've taped over the warning light or weren't paying attention and why it matters anyway.

Civil unrest has been breaking out all over Egypt.

As a result, a terrorist threat was issued for ALL US Embassies in the Middle East to close. ALL of them. (Odd, has that ever happened before  you ask, NO! Not all the US Embassies in the Middle East at the same time.)

Syria is believed to have used chemical weapons against their own people. No evidence at this time has been confirmed, although some say it has.

Russia meanwhile has been supplying enriched uranium to Iran to help them power up their "Nuclear Power Plant." (Yeah, sure that its for a power plant. Perhaps so they can become a world power!)

The US has issued a threat by Obama that if in fact Syria used chemical weapons against their people, we would launch a military strike against Syria.

Iran has announced along with the ally, Russia that if the US launches a military strike against Syria, they will launch an all out attack on Israel.

Israel has said it will defend itself against any attacks that come their way.

The UN and Britain announced they don't support a military strike against Syria and if the US does so it will be all on their own.

So what, big deal, what's all this got to do with me. It's half a world away. 

Really, doesn't something special a bit fishy here.

First of all let's look at what the Middle East looks like where the US has closed all it's military bases.

Algiers, Algeria, Sana'a, Yemen; Tel Aviv, Israel; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Ankara, Turkey; Muscat, Oman; Doha, Qatar; Cairo, Egypt; Kabul, Afghanistan; Baghdad, Iraq; Amman, Jordan; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Manama, Bahrain; Tripoli, Libya; Nouakchott, Mauritania; and Doha, Qatar.

If you located any of these places on a world map, they pretty much all surround the tiny country of Israel.

Next, our own President doesn't even announce he remains loyal to Israel since taking office. Often times pushing Israel off to the side. (No love loss there!)

Next we have to take a look at the only document that has a 100% accuracy rate of predicting world events. That's right, the Bible.

You might be rolling your eyes, but name one Bible prophecy that hasn't come true when it was predicted? NONE, even scientists now are beginning to back pedal their previous claims made that the stories in the Bible are in fact now coming true, as historical and archaeological proof continues to be discovered that validate what it says. 

So if we go to Ezekiel 38, where believe we are sitting and waiting for an event like no other to culminate, we are seeing the players getting ready to perform the war of all wars.

"And the Word of the Lord came to me saying, Son of man, set your face against Gog (ruler of Magog), of the land of Magog ( Muslim countries comprised of Azerbajian, Afghanistan, Turkestan, Chechnya, Turkey, Iran, Sudan and Dagestan), the prince of Rosh, of Meshech, and of Tubal, and prophesy against him.

And say, Thus say the Lord God: Behold I am against you, O Gog, chief prince ruler of Rosh, of Meshech, and of Tubal.(Rosh - Russia, Meshech - Moscow and Tubal - Tobolsk)

And I will turn you back and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you forth and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them handling swords -

Persia (Iran), Cush (Ethiopia), and Put or Libya with them, all of them with shield and helmet,

Gomer and all his hordes, the house of Togarmah in the uttermost parts of the north and all his hordes - and many people are with you.

You (Gog) be prepared; yes, prepare yourself, you and all your companies that are assembled about you, and you be a guard and a commander for them.

After many days you shall be visited and mustered (for service); in the latter years (last days) you shall go against the land that is restored from the ravages of the sword, where people are gathered out of many nations upon the mountains of Israel, which has been a continual waste; but it's people are brought forth out out of the nations and they shall dwell securely, all of them (Isaiah 24:22).

You shall ascend and come like a storm; you shall be like a cloud to cover the land, you and all your hosts and many people with  you.

Thus says the Lord God: At the same time thoughts shall come into your mind, and you wil devise an evil plan.

And you will say, I will go up against an open country (the land of unwalled villages); I will fall upon those who are at rest, who dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls and having neither bars nor gates,

To take spoil and prey, to turn your hand upon the desolate places now inhabited and assail the people gathered out of the nations, who have obtained livestock and goods, who dwell at the center of the earth. (Jerusalem is claimed to be the very center of the Earth)."

Let's skip to verse 14....

"Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, Thus says the Lord God: In that day when My people Israel dwelll securely (Israel lives in confidence that they can counter attack any one who comes against them, look at their military status now), will you not know it and be aroused?

And you will come from your place out of the uttermost parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great host, a might army.

And you shall come up against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land. In the latter (last) days I will bring you against My land, that the nations may know, understand, and realize Me when My holiness shall be vindicated through you, O Gog, before their eyes."

So what does this all mean?


First look at all the players mentioned in scripture.

They are ALL muslim countries that hate Israel or ally with countries that do.

If the US launches a military strike against Syria (we know they have NO world support to do so), Iran and Russia will launch an attack against Israel and the proverbial match has been lit.

Of course, this is merely my speculation on what I glean from reading Ezekiel 38 and what is happening even now in the world, I believe there are no consequences. More than ever, I believe we are living in what could be our last days on earth.

If you aren't a believer, now more than ever, you should WAKE UP!

If you are not for Christ, the Bible says you are against Him. If you are, you will never see your loved ones you have gone on before you. They may be in heaven but if you don't believe in Christ, you will NEVER see them again. Are you ready for that?

Make a choice, believe Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to Heaven. Accept what He came here to do, 2013 years ago to die for your sins, so you won't have to.

Ask Him into your heart and ask Him to forgive you sins.

Believe that He was raised from the dead and in doing so, can raise you from your dead life into a new one with Him as your Savior.

Turn from your former ways, pick up a Bible, get plugged into a church, tell others what you have committed your life to, and welcome to the home of God. Without Jesus, there is NO OTHER WAY to Heaven.

Then keep your eyes on the horizon because God could be coming back for His people and we surely don't want to be left behind when He does. It will literally become Hell on Earth for those left behind. Hope you make the right choice today.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

I have often thought, especially lately, that I may live to see the Lord return. Yes, the Bible tells us that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night - and none of us knows when that will happen. But we can watch and wonder if we are observing the *labor pains*.

Be watchful, be ready.

And even though we don't know the date for certain, we know the certainty of its arrival some day.

Perhaps sooner than we know.