Everywhere you look around you there seems to be another crisis on the news that causes you to wonder and shake your head. More beheadings and people being burned simply for the sake of preaching the Gospel and being believers of Jesus Christ; Muslims living within our own countries borders are now asking for us to change our culture to meet their needs. not to sell pork, to allow them to dress the way they want to accommodate their religious beliefs, acknowledge that they can take time away at school for prayer and even ask for days off for religious holidays according to the Muslim beliefs. Where are the people crying about separate of church and state when it comes to the religious beliefs of Muslims? Why can't believers of Jesus get the same kind of consideration and since when did our laws begin to change to accommodate people who are moving here who are worshipers of Islam?
Even more outrageous are the laws that are looking to be changed, that boys who believe they should have been born girls and vice versa now can use the restrooms of either gender in public schools? That the once honored Girl and Boy Scouts are now accepting gay men and women as scout leaders? Now the Supreme Court sits on the cusp of how they will vote on the definition of marriage to accommodate the same sex marriage groups?
Can it literally get any worse? You have droughts that are unheard of in the state of California who sits on the edge of storm fronts that should bring rain to the state, only to withhold the rain and simply by the state by without a drop: or weather forecasters who predict a storm only to have it vaporize just as it grows near the state of California, while you have biblical flooding in the state of Texas? Severe heatwaves in India that are taking the lives of people just trying to find relief from the heat, and earthquakes all over the world. I believe these are just the beginning of what is to come.
Either two things will happen, a revival will happen to cause people to turn back to God, or things will get even more worse than you'd ever imagine they are right now. It is hard to sit back at being 50 years old now and wonder when did it all get so crazy. I mean honestly looking back at a handful of years it seems like things have definitely escalated. Our current president is walking away from supporting everything this blessed nation was founded on, as an abrupt slap in the face of the American people and NO ONE is doing anything to stop it. Has America fallen asleep?
Yet, in the midst of even everything that is happening around me, the ones that ask me, "Why? God, O why?" I know that the Bible has long predicted that one day, the days would grow so bad that people would simply beg for them to end rather than go through another day. I think those days are coming up more quickly than we'd ever believe would be possible.
But as a believer in Jesus Christ, I can rest in my assurance, that the God I serve, has not forgotten His people. He never said that those times would be easy for us to bear, since the world will grow to hate us as much as they hated Him, and persecution would only grow more intense as the time of His arrival draws near. Thankfully the Bible and the words found in it, the promises God has provides is truly the only security we need. We will never be punished by God, but we will be persecuted by man, this world and the enemy that rules this world for now.
We have see the starting of the Apocalypse clock begin to tick away and mark down the minutes before Jesus returns for his church the moment that Israel was regathered after being scattered in 70 A.D. when Titus rose in Ancient Rome. The fall of the temple, the scattering of the Jewish people and that judgment would come to Israel was just as the Bible predicted. Now again just after WWII we have the Jewish people returning to their homeland in Israel and in 1948, in one day the nation of Israel became a state, just as predicted in the Bible. Now they simply needed to gain control of Jerusalem, which they did after the six day war in 1967, for the first time in 2000 years.
This is the very reason that Jerusalem remains such a contested place in the Middle East between the Jews and Palestinians. The Palestinians however refuse to believe that the Jews have a right to exist. You have to understand that God, gave the land of Israel to the Jews in Deuteronomy 1:8, "Behold, I have set the land before you; go in and take possession of the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Issac, and to Jacob, to give to them and to their descendents after them." Amplified Bible,
The Bible is beginning to set the stage for the next events in Bible prophecy, for in the last days, Israel will be isolated from the rest of the world and will stand alone. Has this happened yet? I believe it is already being staged as we watch our own president withdraw our nations support of Israel, virtually unheard of.
The Bible predicts in Ezekiel 38 that the nation of Israel will be attacked from the enemies of the North, and if you look at the tiny 9 mile wide nation of Israel, you will see that Russia is directly north of Israel. Russia has not hidden the fact that it supports the nations that despise Israel offering support in the funding of military power to those nations of Iran, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Sudan and other nations in the region. Interesting that those same nations are all Muslim nations that believe in the destruction of Israel off the face of the map. Currently there are 120,000 rockets aimed at Israel by Hezbolah today, while Iran continues to mock the world with their claims that they are building a nuclear power plant and not weapons.
The small state of Israel is at the point of truly standing alone. It is living in confidence for the first time with the most respected military in the world. The other nations know that when Israel threatens to do something, they will. They are not afraid to stand against greater nations who threaten their destruction daily.
Most terrorist groups are followers of Islam. The world right now, I believe is simply waiting for the proverbial shoe to drop. ISIS is gathering children as young as 9 and training them in what they are calling cubs of caliphate. Young women are being trained by terrorist groups and those that won't are sold into the sex traffic trade.
The Bible predicts in 2 Timothy 3:12-13 ~ "Indeed all who delight in piety and are determined to live a devoted and godly life in Christ Jesus will meet with persecution (will be made to suffer because of their religious stand). But wicked men and imposters will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and leading astray others and being deceived and led astray themselves." (Amplified Bible).
So when you see these things happening, don't worry if you are a follower of Jesus. He warned us to watch for the signs of His coming and I believe we are beginning to see that He isn't that far off.
Father, I come to You, confessing my sin and asking for Your forgiveness. I thank you, Lord, for You have promised that if I will confess my sins, You will be faithful to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I want to turn from my sins and live in Your will. I ask that You give me the power through Your Holy Spirit to live the right way.
I thank You that Jesus Christ died on the cross, paying the price for my sins, and then rose from the dead. I accept Him now as my Savior, my Lord, and my Friend. Thank You for giving me new life in Christ. I surrender myself to You; make me what You want me to be. In Jesus' name. Amen!
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