Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Looking Ahead at 2009

I've picked up on the radar some information from different sources that points toward flooding of low lying areas around the world next year. I normally don't mention things until I see it from a few different places. The latest place that has me posting about it this morning is a report out of the pentagon:

What has the people in the pentagon so scared is that the earth changes can't be attacked like a foreign army. You just have to brace for the changes, make what changes you can, then take the rest on the chin. Other things I've read about this same subject place the flooding sometime in 2009. As if economic collapse was'nt enough, it appears the earth is going contribute to hell on earth in its own special way.

"Global warming" has been blamed for all the climate change, and it seems as with everything else we've been told, its a lie too. From what I've read, especially from the book magnetic reversals and evolutionary leaps, its been changes in the earths magnetic field that have done the real damage throughout history. Regardless of the culprit, our God foretold thousands of years ago what was coming. When the weather starts acting up, crops are affected, when crops are affected, people starve to death. Do you remember the four horsemen of the apocalypse (Rev 6)? Famine is one of them, war is another, anti-christ is another. I have to say, from where I sit, 2009 is shaping up to be a model year for the events I see described in Rev 6.

The other things that hit me yesterday was the idea that we don't have to wait long to find out exactly whats going to happen, 2009 is 2 weeks and a day away. I've been asking the Lord repeatedly what's going to happen next year, so far I have'nt "heard" anything. Then again, I never have, I seem to have the thoughts percolate up from my spirit to my soul through whatever barrier the Lord placed there in all men. When even the heathen are using the words "end of days," then you know we're onto something here.

The Lord told us to watch and pray. As part of my watching, I'm getting a real eyefull. Never in my life have I seen the universal curtain of doom that has fallen over the people of this world. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, the only people who seem to be ignoring the hell on earth that's about to break out is the folks on The Beast Network (TBN) and its related satellites. They are still predicting good things to happen in 2009 ONLY IF people continue to GIVE MONEY...imagine that! Who would have thought? LOL. The blackest darkness is reserved for most of the people who appear on those networks. We are staring the tribulation in the face and all they seem to care about is getting you to give more money. My family gives money, but not a red cent goes to shady preachers. Every penny goes DIRECTLY to needy families. If you really want to give, give directly to the poor and needy. Do you think the Lord will be upset with you for shunning the apostate church and giving directly to the needy? I think not:

James 1:27 Pure, unstained religion, according to God our Father, is to take care of orphans and widows when they suffer and to remain uncorrupted by this world.

Looks to me like I can have "PURE UNSTAINED RELIGION" without ever giving a penny or listening to single word that todays apostate, so called christian preachers have to say, isn't that grand?

I've been saying that all appearances are that 2009 is going to be a really really bad year, but you don't need me to tell you that to figure it out for yourself do you? Just look around. The bright side is, if "all these things" are about to happen, then the "escape from ALL these things" is about to happen sooner. We know that destruction for this world is coming just like it happened with Lot and Noah. The day Lot left Sodom, destruction fell. The day Noah entered the ark, it started raining. The day the true church "escapes," all hell breaks loose on earth. When I say "all hell breaks loose" that's not exactly what the bible says, however the bible exactly says that whatever IS coming, will be so bad as to cause mens hearts to fail them for FEAR. I imagine thats pretty bad, don't you?

We should be motivated by both the bad things coming on the earth, and the good things waiting for us in the presence of our Lord. The "hell on earth" issues are like a boot to the rear-end "pushing" us toward heaven, the grace and love and the pleasure of being with our God forever "pulls" us toward heaven. Only a glutton for punishment, or those completely in love with this world would want to be around when our God's wrath falls. The church is not destined for wrath, or vengeance. What's coming is both wrath AND vengeance:

Luke 21:22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

Revelation 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Romans 2:5 But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart ...
... But because of your stubborn and unrepentant heart you are reserving wrath for yourself on the day of wrath, when God's righteous judgment will be revealed

1 Thessalonians 5 :9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ..

Luke 21 :36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Revelation 3 :10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown

I want to encourage you this morning, to keep your eyes on the prize. We are on a sinking ship called "this world." There are life boats enough for all of us, but only those found "worthy" get to enter the life boats and escape the sinking ship. The ship is taking on water faster and faster every day, but instead of people standing at the boarding area for the life boats, they are still down at the bar getting drunk, playing monopoly in their rooms, sunning themselves on the deck. Many people look at the world and ask "what can I do about all that's going on?" YOU CAN PRAY, you can watch, you can be READY. Jesus told you to WATCH, not fix the Federal Reserve system. Jesus told you to PRAY, not vote Mcbush or Obama into office. Jesus told you to BE READY like the wise virgins in Matt 25, NOT fix the economy. Everything Jesus told you to do YOU CAN DO, question is: will you?

grace and peace