Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Ten Kings and Anti-christ

The bible tells us that the anti-christ only shows up after 10 kings are reigning.

Rev 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

Dan 724 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. 25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time

There are those who say that because these 10 kings have to rule first, and we don't see them today, the anti-christ and "doom and gloom" cannot be right around the corner. I have news for them.....

If you remember yesterday, this writer described the "non-linear" future that we most likely face, giving the events of 9/11 as an example. Everything that exists today as "life as you know it" could radically change tomorrow, in an instant. "Non-linear" means not in a straight line, unexpected things, things you don't see coming but are coming straight at you..etc. Who are these men who promise that doom and gloom are not at our door?

I'm not trying to make the case for why you should be depressed, I'm taking the opportunity to point out that its these very men, who misdirect you and deceive you into thinking you have more time than you actually have. Even if you have years ahead of you, is it wise to assume you do? Ever heard that saying "smell the roses?" That means smell them TODAY.

Earlier this week this writer posted on being ready today, but being patient for tomorrow (should we be here to see it). There's coming a day, a "non-linear day" when the people of this world are going to be shocked and awed again...and again..and again, by events they did not forsee because they have been misled by the hired hands within the jiffy lube-"service for fee (tithe)"-churchianity and...they are spiritually blind.

This weeks theme seems to be "anti-christ" rising week. There's no question in my mind that these days that we are living in are seeing the final prepatory touches to introduce anti-christ to the world. How long that takes is anyones guess, but a look around at the stress on people and the economic collapse that we are teetering on as a world should give us some clues as to how long things can drag on while we ride this freight train into a cliff wall.

What's going to happen when all the banks shut down for a month of two and people can't buy food, take out money, pay bills? Don't think it can happen? How many days of that do you think it would take to have people on their knees begging "rescue" them? Even if its the man of sin? That's the path we're on right now. Do you think the anti-christ system will be introduced when people are strong enough to resist it? Breaking down your resistance mentally, physically and spiritaully is the whole point of what we're going through right now. Why do you think the dumb-tube in your living room broadcasts doom to you 24/7? To break you down. They are selling you WORLDLY SORROW. This might help put it into context:

2Cor 7:10-For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Godly sorrow works what? REPENTANCE to salvation.....

I'd love to slap some happy shoes on and rest my head in a nice hole in the sand in my backyard so I could'nt see or hear what's coming, but I can't do that. Much of what needs to happen to have anti-christ arrive on the scene has already happened. The church is in full scale apostasy. What calls itself christianity resembles a worn out, circus side-show with church jargon splashed on top, rather than the the true body of Christ. They've got dancers and rock bands and theater plays and starbucks....everything but the POWER that comes with the presence of the Holy Spirit.

These things are said not to move you to fear, but to move you "in Christ" which is the only refuge from the mind blowing, unreal, "cannot grasp this" kind of evil thats already here, but yet to be unveiled. How will men react when the offspring of demons walk openly on the earth? As it was in the days of Noah, it will be here soon.

There is an escape coming from all thats about to happen. We must pray that we may be counted worthy of it. Do not be deceived, sin will get you killed. Unrighteous people will not inherit the kingdom of God. Those who mock God's word with the false assurances of how easy it is to get into heaven, reserve the darkest place in hell for themselves.

If it is so easy to get into heaven then why was this written...

1 Peter 4:18 And if the righteous man is scarcely saved, the ungodly and sinner -- where shall he appear?

or this

Matt 7:13 Go ye in through the strait gate, because wide is the gate, and broad the way that is leading to the destruction, and many are those going in through it; 14 how strait is the gate, and compressed the way that is leading to the life, and few are those finding it!

or this

Phil 2:12Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

If you are living an ungodly life right now, and your life is full of sin, I suggest you take a really cold shower and re-evaluate what you think the bible is actually saying to you. If you are trusting some hired hand "pastor" to figure out your eternal destiny for you then your problems warrant much more than fear and trembling. Those who are working out their salvation are doing it with fear and trembling. Those sinning their way down the broad path that leads to destruction are doing it with a smile and assurances from babylonian teachers that nothing they can ever do will land them in hell.... WAKE UP...time is that short

grace and peace