One would have to be willfully deceived, willfully blind and/or so buried in sin that their conscience is dead not to see what has been exposed this past year. The governments of the world are losing control and they know it so what is their response? Tighten the screws on the people. Things are bad but are on track to get much much worse. Not only will mankind have to deal with the manmade wickedness and corruption which is getting grossly out of hand but they will also have to deal with satanic problems and Divinely originated problems (see Revelation 6 though18 for the details).
So what you ask? So this all has a purpose. The purpose of proving that the Creator who is forever praised was right from the beginning and mankind going their own way absolutely positively does not work. Thus we and our fathers have prayed for thousands of years:
Luke 11:1And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
2And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
3Give us day by day our daily bread.
4And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
The governments are corrupt because the people are corrupt. The people are corrupt because they have turned away from God Almighty. Sure they pay Him lip service, but their hearts are far from Him. "Brother D are you judging people?" Nope, this is exactly what He told us would happen. Not only did He tell us in advance what would happen He gave us natural and spiritual laws to observe so we can easily determine what is going to happen for ourselves. Example? Sure, when you remove light you get darkness. When you introduce light, darkness must flee. Does anyone doubt this? No, its both natural and spiritual law. When mankind decided it would be a great idea to remove the Lord God who is the light of the world from the schools, the courthouses, basically from every public place what did they get? They get darkness. Now schools have become killing grounds and places where kids are instructed more on how to become a citizen of Sodom and Gomorrah than how to add or subtract.
John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
Is it all bad news brother D? This all sounds quite depressing. No, its not all bad news. There is actually some very very good news. Our Lord Jesus Christ is coming back for us. That is not my opinion it is a Divine promise and His kingdom is coming with Him. We who will inherit this kingdom with Him will be able to say " Yes, you were right Lord. When mankind tried to do things their own way it absolutely positively did not work out well. Our future is to rule and reign with our Lord. We are being shown what does not work right now before our eyes.
These people who think they have it all bought off and corrupted to only work for them have a lesson coming their way. They will have a boot on their neck and an iron rod over their heads in the not too distant future. What are you talking about brother? This:
Psalm 2:7I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:
He said to me, “You are my son;
today I have become your father.
and I will make the nations your inheritance,
the ends of the earth your possession.
you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”
Revelation 2:27 and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces,
even as I myself have received authority from my Father. ...
Revelation 12:5 She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod
of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne
Revelation 19:15 He will rule them with an iron rod. ... From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron.
Glory to God. Enough is enough. Hillary should be in jail instead she is one step away from becoming president. What does that say about the system? What does that say about the people who dismiss it away with a yawn. The fraud, corruption, murder and every other form of wickedness present in todays 'leaders' is enough to give one nausea. But there is hope. Payback is on the way, in fact it is already arriving in waves. The wickedness of the people is being recompensed by the wickedness of those in power.
The Lord told us it would get bad and He was not lieing, look around. Knowing how bad it would get He gave us His promises that we would not be without hope and encouragement:
2 Peter 2:4For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 5And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
7And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 8(For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) 9The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
Thats right, the Lord knows how to deliver the godly. Dont you find it amazing how many proclaiming Christians are offended and enraged by this promise? The Lord's promise is very clear yet they get enraged to the point where the veins are bulging out of their neck when they tell you "There will be no deliverance! There will be no rescue! There will be no escape!" I guess they are entitled to their opinions but when their opinions directly conflict with Divine promises, those opinions are exposed for what they really are: garbage.
The Lord God said there is an escape from all and we should pray for it. Men tell us there is no escape so dont bother. The Lord God said He knows how to deliver the godly just as He delivered Noah and Lot. Men tell us there will be no deliverance like Noah and Lot. I guess this sums it up for us:
Romans 3:3What if some were unfaithful? Will their unfaithfulness nullify God’s faithfulness? 4Not at all! Let God be true, and every man a liar
We pray "thy kingdom come and thy will be done here on earth just as it is in heaven" for a reason. That reason is becoming more and more obvious with every passing day. Mankind has tried things their own way and look where we are today. Death, poverty, oppression, robbery, greed, envy, lust, hatred, murder, fraud and deceit are the 'accomplishments' they can boast of. No thanks, they can count me out.
So I pray along with you:
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
There is no other way.
grace and peace