In short, who is perpetrating terrorism across the world? Babylon. The west in conjunction with some key players in the middle east like Israel and Saudi Arabia. Who has the Lord raised up against Babylon? The Medes: Iran. The Medes also have some powerful friends (Russia and if push came to shove-China).
What is the net result of the current situation? A stalemate, at least for the time being. There is a time for everything under heaven. Babylon is being restrained and at some point Babylon will be ruthlessly destroyed.
"But brother D, how can you say such terrible things? Israel behind middle eastern terrorism? I'm not saying that, the UN is saying that along with a whole host of other countries in the world. Does the Lord have a problem with all this Babylonian terrorism? Yes again, and He has an answer for it:
Rev 18:1After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. 2With a mighty voice he shouted:
“ ‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’a
She has become a dwelling for demons
and a haunt for every impure spirit,
a haunt for every unclean bird,
a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal.
3For all the nations have drunk
the maddening wine of her adulteries.
The kings of the earth committed adultery with her,
and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”
Warning to Escape Babylon’s Judgment
4Then I heard another voice from heaven say:
“ ‘Come out of her, my people,’b
so that you will not share in her sins,
so that you will not receive any of her plagues;
5for her sins are piled up to heaven,
and God has remembered her crimes.
6Give back to her as she has given;
pay her back double for what she has done.
Pour her a double portion from her own cup.
7Give her as much torment and grief
as the glory and luxury she gave herself.
In her heart she boasts,
‘I sit enthroned as queen.
I am not a widow;c
I will never mourn.’
8Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her:
death, mourning and famine.
She will be consumed by fire,
for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.
Luke 21:20“When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. 21Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city. 22For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written. 23How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people. 24They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
The Lord told us exactly what would happen and it is happening. The Medes have been raised up against Babylon. Problems that have no human solution are all over the earth which have people ready to kill each other at the drop of a hat. The technology to implement the mark of the beast is right at the door which no previous generation can claim. And the list goes on.
Sounds pretty dark because it is, for this world. But we are not of this world. The Lord God has made promises to punish the wicked and deliver the righteous. Over and over He has done this in the past, and He has promised to do it again in the future. So do not be troubled. Be watching and ready for the secret return of the Lord Jesus Christ:
Mark 13:32“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33Be on guard! Be alerte ! You do not know when that time will come. 34It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
35“Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’ ”
Yea, its quite a significant secret when not even the Son of God knows it....He was very clear, over and over again: WATCH. Watch for what? For the owner of the house to come back. What house? This one:
1 Peter 2:4As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual housea to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6For in Scripture it says:
“See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him
will never be put to shame.”b
grace and peace