Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Living in the Last Days?

Turn on the news or pick up a newspaper and you probably aren't surprised by all the events going on around us. From countries like Iran who deny the Holocaust ever happened and instead wish to do all it can to ensure that Israel and any country that supports her, is wiped off the face of the map. Countries like South Korea and Iran testing long range weapons, groups like ISIS targeting Christians and beheading them in mass groups.

Being here in America, the land once blessed beyond measure, I cringe when I see what our appointed leader does in the face of all this adversity, he simply looks the other way. While I can certainly fault him for his actions, he isn't working alone. There are so many supporters who love the way things are going. Never in history have we been able to look around and see things that our forefathers would literally shake their heads at.

From Islamic terrorist groups abiding on US soil in training camps while our current government monitors the situation because they aren't doing anything against the law and they haven't been labeled as terrorist groups? Seriously?

When we can look at our supposed American president make allies with countries that support Muslim ways, and their terrorist ties like the Muslim Brotherhood. Where we can watch our troops go into third world countries only to be abandoned by the very country they serve when things go south like Benghazi while everyone claims there was nothing to do because they were notified too late.

Is it any wonder that I happened upon this passage during my morning devotions?

It is from Numbers 14 when the people were beginning to complain about waiting to enter the promised land of God filled with milk and honey. They wanted to believe what ten men said about their opinions when they went into the land and bring back a report on what they found, instead of listening to what Caleb and Joshua said.

"The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good. If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us. Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them."

But the whole assembly talked about stoning them. Then the glory of the Lord appeared at the tent of meeting to all the Israelites. The Lord said to Moses, "How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the signs I have performed among them? I will strike them down with a plague and destroy them, but I will make you into a nation greater and stronger than they." Numbers 14: 7-12.

If you look at America, which WAS founded on Christian principles, we have turned out backs on God. It has been a slow progression, but we are watching as God is slowly removing His hand of protection against this once great nation, filled with the many blessings we once held dear. We have simply asked God to take a seat for awhile while we do things our own way, right a few wrongs in our own lives first.

We don't want to be reminded that God's got some conditions for right living, so we remove those from places were corruption and sin now runs rampant, from our government offices, courts, and schools. We begin to change the laws to make everyone feel accepted instead of holding true to the truths of God's law. We have redefined His definition of marriage and family and one by one states are overturning traditional marriage standards.

Since 2001 when terror first hit home on our own soil during 9/11, have things gotten better or looking around you today, would you say things are worse?

I used to believe that in the last days during the book of Revelation when it talked about people being martyred for their faith and beheaded, they were referring to a prophetic event to happen when Christians were raptured and the Antichrist came into power, but honestly, it is happening right before our eyes and we do NOTHING to stop it.

When Israel's Prime Minister comes to speak in the House of Congress and Democrats, some Republicans but even worse our own president, don't even show up, is it any wonder that America isn't mentioned at all during the end time prophecy? I can only pray that this sleeping giant will wake up and take back the foundations that we once held dear. I pray for people to begin to make movements to stand up for our faith despite what the minority would have you believe and ask God, 'Lord, please hear this prayer and heal our hearts, and our land. Lord, please help us turn back to Your Ways, and forgive us for being a selfish people. We pray to You Lord God, to help restore us and help us to walk in our faith and bring healing back to our nation and turn our hearts back to You! In Jesus Name, we pray.

Lord, please look upon the hearts of your people even now Lord. Help us to know what to do to bring healing back to this great nation. Help us to remove people from office that are corrupt and want to walk in the path that is wide and filled with evil. Lord help us to appoint righteous women and men who will uphold your standards and your laws and give them boldness even now to begin to make changes on small levels. Rally us to hear your cry Lord, but don't abandon us. Lord, help guide us on the narrow path and heal our hearts and minds and let us stand by You and Israel now as the crisis in the world begins to dim. Help us Lord Jesus! In Your mighty and powerful name, AMEN!!!

I think now is the time for the world to rally to bring about the greatest revival in history before it's too late. Help us all to have the same passion as Israel's Prime Minister to stand firm in the face of adversity and evil and may God grant us all the power to do what we can in our own homes, communities and churches. It's time for Christians to wake up!


Mari said...

Yes - I see so much happening that tells me we are living in the last days. I was working on a Beth Moore Bible Study last night, and it "just happened" to be a chapter on last days. In the background, I could hear the speech being played as my hubby listened to it. It struck me what an important speech it was, and how our country is at such an important point. Very good post!

RCUBEs said...

How are you sister Kat? I pray and I'm glad at the same time that you're blogging again, hoping you're back in the best of your health.

Like what you said, they are the same reasons why I sort of stopped blogging.I'm just tired hearing about all these circumstances going on around us and nothing being done. It is evident that many politicians and the media are covering up for many things. Then again, if many are following a blind leader, then where is the rest heading to? I don't say that with arrogance as many would be quick to say Christians shouldn't be judgmental. But what's sadder for me are many Christians are asleep and don't see and hear for the reasons that we don't belong in this place anyway.

Thank you for speaking up and for the courage you've shown. I'm with you in praying for this country and its people. May the Lord give us His wisdom and discernment. God bless and protect you and your family. Hugs to you sister.