I think the message the Lord gave me this morning can be summed up in the words "mercy for the masses." A look at what's happening in the world today, and what has happened in the recent past, gives me the impression that all of it has been one great act of mercy.
"Are you out of your mind?"
How are job loss, home loss, food loss, pestilence, never ending war etc etc acts of mercy?
Most people live their lives our day to day never thinking of "big picture" issues until something really bad happens. It's a fact, humans get complacent. The really bad things are "paradigm changers" in that they force people to think big picture at least temporarily. Most of the time its takes something on the order of death, divorce etc to get people to sit down and ponder what really matters. Yea, ok, what's the point?
The point is, a look at the world around us is full of paradigm changing issues. A threat to all humanity from this pig/whatever flu might just force people to think "hmm, maybe I account for my life today before tomorrow comes." The lame stream media pumps a nonstop deluge of bad news on the population, but what the enemy and his agents mean for harm, our God can use for good. What happens when all the fear peddling by the propaganda arms of the ultra-rich cause men to turn to Jesus Christ instead of to the man of sin as they intend? Well, that is happening, on a small scale grant you, but it is happening.
To date, there have been no reported deaths from this flu in the United States (of US citizens, the baby that died in TX was mexican). From what I understand of the 1918 spanish flu pandemic, it started just like this, there was some spread initially, then the flu seemingly went away only to return later and kill millions. I guess it was some type of gestation period of something but that's not the point. The point is, with everything going on around us, we should pay heed, we should grasp the big picture today. All the fear peddling in the world, so far, has been non-event after non-event, but if you read the bible you will see that the fear being peddled today has real substance in the future.
The martial law police state we don't see today, the flu pandemic that is not killing millions today, the forces of anti-christ that are poised to terrorize the world but are not yet terrorizing it are all wake up calls to mankind.
Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
We have been warned just like Noah was warned of things not seen as yet. Notice the wording above..."moved with fear" ..."heir of the righteousness which is by faith."
Here we go again, that familar word "faith." By faith, Noah was moved with fear of things not seen as yet, but he knew they were coming.
I believe we are at a crossroad today that is briskly dividing people, splitting the road into the narrow and broad roads. Each time the media pumps people with fear filled stories and nothing happens to them personally, the cry wolf syndrome hardens them a little more, to the point where someday when the real events are right in their face, they still won't believe they are happening.
Those of us through faith, are already moved with fear, knowing that the things promised will come to pass just as written. Everything we are seeing today, each event is a harbinger of "coming attractions" that have not arrived just yet, but their billboards are up saying "on the way!"
Jesus could show up today for us, the escape could be today. It's also possible that we have time to wait. We must be prepared for both. Today is another pre-flood, pre-fire and brimstone day of warning and admonition for the world to get right with their Creator before he takes things into his own hands and makes things right the hard way.
Most people won't listen, especially the religious people. All the institutionalized "christians" of the world have fallen under the spell of babylon. The Lord showed me another specific warning aimed at the forehead of the "religious people," but especially the "pastors" of this world.
Consider this another warning:
Matt 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
What's he saying there? The scribes and the pharisees were the preachers and teachers of Israel. Preachers and teachers? Yea, they did what the self proclaimed "pastors" of today do. What did the Lord say about them? Your righteousness better exceed theirs or you will never enter the gates of heaven.
Warnings, warnings, and more warnings are everywhere. In a time of universal lies and deceit, what can people do? Return to the basics. Read the bible for yourself, seek God's face, pray, have faith, believe. This world is falling apart, thick darkness covers mankind and yet "churches" dot every corner of the world's landscape. The darkness that covers the earth today is the evidence that what is calling itself christianity today is a fraud. So called christians are everywhere and yet mankind is more arrogant, self-centered, deceitful than ever. How do you reconclie that? If you turn on a light in a dark bedroom, the darkness MUST flee, it does'nt get to choose whether or not it leaves. I don't see much darkness fleeing in today's world which means what's calling itself light must have no light.
We may have a flu pandemic on our hands, but realize that about 40,000 die every year from normal flu and not one US citizen has died yet from this "pig/bird/whatever flu". That does'nt mean people won't die in the future, it just might mean people have a little more time to make things right between themselves and their creator.
Grace and peace be upon you in abundance.