Friday, May 04, 2018

Real Trouble Unless The Lord Intervenes

One thing the Lord has made clear through recent events (like the election of Trump) is He can intervene at any time to reverse or delay current events heading in the wrong direction.  Hillary looked like a shoe in for president which would have hastened the entire world over the cliff into world communism and chaos.  Thankfully, the Lord had other plans.  What we appear to have now (at least politically) is a delay that have shifted events down an alternative timeline.

So what is the real trouble the world is facing today?  This:

Toward the end of the video he puts up a chart that shows what kind of trouble this world is facing starting as early as the end of this year.  Think about the possibility of food becoming more scarce combined with a global population that is increasingly at each other's throats.  Think about how hostile people have become with each other today when shelves are still fully stocked with food, the electricity is still on and water still makes it into your house on demand.  Then imagine what would happen once the already hostile population started to become inconvenienced by one another over basic necessities.

Now that we have imagined how things will be let us consider what the Lord said is coming:

Rev 6:3And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat
thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there
was given unto him a great sword.

The Third Seal: Famine
5And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see.
And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in
his hand. 6And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of
wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not
the oil and the wine.

The Fourth Seal: Death
7And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say,
Come and see. 8And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him
was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth
part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts
of the earth.

Looking at the information we have at our fingertips it would not be a far stretch to imagine the tribulation starting anytime over the next year or two.  That said, could the Lord perform another Divine intervention and push the timeline out again?  Sure, He could.  The question is, will He?

As the guy in the video says, this agricultural crisis should be front page news for every news outlet in the world, but instead we get "everything will be fine as soon as Trump is out of office."  Trump should be the least of anyone's worries.

So where does all this leave us?  It leaves us with a serious and ever increasing need to pray.  We need to be praying for peace (while 100% of western politicians are trying to instigate war).  We need to pray for our food supply (while the worlds animals and plant life-our food supply-is being eradicated.  We need to pray for all mankind that they will turn to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.  We need to pray without ceasing about everything, all the time because the fabric that holds this world together is quickly coming unraveled.

Why is the fabric that holds this world together coming unraveled?

Col 1:17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

In Him, in Christ, all things hold together.  Remove Jesus Christ and the results are predictable.

If you want to know what the good news is in all this doom and gloom, its this:  the Church, His Body is still on this earth.  What does that mean?  It means this:

Matt 5:13“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

This world still has salt and light in it, and that salt and light is you and me.  The true Body of Christ has been given power over all things.  We have been given power to move mountains:

Matt 17:20 He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

You read that ^^ correctly, nothing is impossible for us.  The one thing this world hates as much as the Jew is the Christian.  Little do they understand that we are the only thing standing between them and hell on earth.

grace and peace