Monday, December 15, 2008

Hanging by a Thread

People in America really do not understand just how thin and fragile the thread they hang from is. People go on with life as if its business as usual. I guess there are two approaches to living during the end of the world. One approach is to party and/or pretend like nothing bad is happening, hoping that everything will just go away. The other approach is to see things as they are and prepare yourself. Before I go into more of this, let me turn the spotlight around and put it on some current events that should have your eyes open wider than they are already.

1. The entire economy of Iceland has already collapsed

2. Civil unrest in Thailand causing troops to be deployed, airport closed, tourists stranded etc

3. The untra-rich talking about "The end of days"

4. The one with the most impact, that you should really be paying attention to, is what's happening in Greece right now. You really need to read this entire article:

What's happening in Greece right now could easily be happening right here in America. Do you think the US government understands this? You bet they do, which is why we now have over 20,000 combat hardened Army troops at the disposal of US Northern Command for the sole purpose of "homeland security."

Normal life, whatever that is, is hanging by a thread right now. The rich are trying to find places to hide from the unrest of the unwashed masses. Things are about to turn upside down. This is no reason to become fearful. People ask, what can I do about all the things happening in the world? You can watch, you can pray, and you can be ready. Being ready does not mean building a bunker in your backyard, it means being filled with oil...the Holy Spirit (Matt 25).

During one 24 hour day, the real tipping point for this world will come. That one day is when the true church, the few, the weak, leave this world. Our bibles tell us how things are going to go down:

Luke 17:
27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all

When did the real destruction start in Luke 17? The day that Noe entered the ark, the day Lot left Sodom. When will the coming destruction really start in this world? The day the true church escapes (Luke 21:36/Rev 3:10). The signs are all around us. I find it amazing that people all over the world are looking and talking about the "end of days" scenario playing out all around us, while so called churchianity has its head buried in a hole.

In todays troubling days, you can do can pray. The faithless within churchianity seem to think praying isn't "doing something." They'd rather have you get involved with some political action committee or things of that nature. Prayer moves mountains. The faithless would have you get more involved with the world, but what does our bible tell us?

1 Peter 4:7
The end of everything is near. Therefore, practice self-control, and keep your minds clear so that you can pray.

Be clear minded and self-contolled so you can do what? So you can pray...

Its not easy for many to be clear minded these days. There are many things competing for your attention. In fact, this whole world is one big distraction machine setup to keep you from praying/focusing on Jesus. We need to watch, we need to pray. Those are simple things, but simple does'nt always mean easy. Satan, the world and your flesh conspire against you, to throw everything including the kitchen sink at you to keep you from praying.

Satan could care less what kind of "getting involved" activities you pursue with the world, he knows the worthlessness of that activity. Satan does get very concerned however when you pray. Keep your minds clear so you can pray. The end of this world is a GOOD thing. We are looking for a new kingdom, our true home where righteousness and justice are found. Where there are no crooked politicians and bankers who rape you. We pray "thy kingdom come, thy will be done" for a reason. This world is a real mess, and men have made it this way. Knowing this, should'nt you take your eyes off of men for a change and put them on someone who can actually do something about this mess? Jesus can fix it all, but he's going to do it his way. Time is very very short for this world. Look around you, the proof is everywhere. When even the heathen are talking about "end of days" conditions around us, should'nt you be paying attention? Wake up, wake up, wake up. Don't allow this world to sing you a lullaby. Be alert, be watching. In our weakness our Lords strength is made perfect.

2 Corinthians 12:9 And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient
... And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strengthis made perfect in weakness

Perhaps this is why the church that is kept from the hour of trial is a WEAK church.

Rev 3:8 I know what you have done. See, I have opened a door in front of you that no one can shut. You only have a little strength, but you have paid attention to my word and have not denied my name.

grace and peace