Monday, June 13, 2016

The Lord's Timing: Forces of Restraint

Here we are 3 or so months away from the end of the Jubilee year and what a year it has been.  We saw the culmination of the blood moon tetrad, the end of a seven year Shemitah cycle and the beginning of this Jubilee year where we find ourselves now.  These events are indicative of major turning points on the Lord's timeline. 

Have we seen turning points on the Lord's timeline?  We certainly have.  Europe is almost unrecognizable from what it was just 10-20 years ago.  It has been overrun with Islamic armies (70%+ military age males) and this happened with the full support and encouragement of European governments.  What have we not seen?  Typically blood moon tetrads and Jubilee years are accompanied by war in the middle east involving Israel.  That we have not seen.  Granted there are still 3 months left but it does not look probable.

So what?  So this brings us to something the Lord has impressed upon this writer, His force of restraint:

2 Thess 2:7 For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.

Perhaps the Islamic invasion and the moral and spiritual race to the bottom of the gutter has taken place to quickly.  What is required then?  Restraint.

Where are we seeing the power of restraint exercised in current events around us?  1.  Brexit, 2.  Trump

We have no idea whether Britain will leave the EU or if Trump will become president but assuming both come to pass what will the resulting impact be on world government (the new world order)?  It will set them back.  Britain leaving the EU will put a serious dent in the Euro and probably lead to a contagion of exits leading to a serious hindrance to one world government.  If Trump is elected, that too will hinder efforts to islamify the United States and dissolve our economy leading to integration into the world government.

The Lord is at work, working out His perfect plan with perfect timing.  Do we know when the Lord will do what He promised?  No, we have to wait and watch.  We know what is coming, everything He told us He would do, thats what is coming.  The question is always when?  The good news is if these delaying events are what come to pass, perhaps this world gets a little more time to repent and turn to the one true God, the God of the Bible.

The Lord's eyes are on those who belong to Him today and those who will belong to him in the days to come.  In His mercy and patience He delays the coming wrath to bring in those souls that can be brought into our eternal family.  Glory to God.

It is fascinating to watch our God at work.  He is absolutely awesome and we can see from the two examples given today that our God can and will use anyone and anything to work out His perfect will in His perfect time.  Let us watch and see what the Lord will do.  Will this world get more time or are we being fast tracked into the time of Jacob's trouble.  We shall see soon enough.

Keep the faith,
grace and peace