Sunday, February 07, 2021

As It Has Been So It Will Be Again

 Ecc 3:15Whatever is has already been,

and what will be has been before;

Ecc 1:9

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

Unfortunately this world thinks it is "smart" because it has the internet and indoor plumbing.  They actually think they can outsmart the Creator who created the design for all things before they were ever a twinkling in the mind of man.  

This ^^ brings us to today.  We now live in a world of complete oppression, wickedness, fraud, lies, deceit, murder, theft, idolatry etc etc that is blatantly out in the open.  They dont even bother to hide it anymore.  Now it is openly shoved in our face with an iron boot behind it to ram it down anyone's throat who does not wholeheartedly embrace it all.  Perhaps before we go into an exercise of wringing our hands and saying "woe is me" we should ponder how we got here.  How did the world arrive at this dystopian evil age? Its called rebellion against God.

Of course this would not be the first time this world or its people have rebelled against God which brings our verses from Ecclesiastes into focus.  What has been will be again or we could say is happening again because we are seeing a carbon copy repeat of this:

Isa 3:

1See now, the Lord,

the Lord Almighty,

is about to take from Jerusalem and Judah

both supply and support:

all supplies of food and all supplies of water,

2the hero and the warrior,

the judge and the prophet,

the diviner and the elder,

3the captain of fifty and the man of rank,

the counselor, skilled craftsman and clever enchanter.

4“I will make mere youths their officials;

children will rule over them.”

5People will oppress each other—

man against man, neighbor against neighbor.

The young will rise up against the old,

the nobody against the honored.

6A man will seize one of his brothers

in his father’s house, and say,

“You have a cloak, you be our leader;

take charge of this heap of ruins!”

7But in that day he will cry out,

“I have no remedy.

I have no food or clothing in my house;

do not make me the leader of the people.”

8Jerusalem staggers,

Judah is falling;

their words and deeds are against the Lord,

defying his glorious presence.

9The look on their faces testifies against them;

they parade their sin like Sodom;

they do not hide it.

Woe to them!

They have brought disaster upon themselves.

10Tell the righteous it will be well with them,

for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.

11Woe to the wicked!

Disaster is upon them!

They will be paid back

for what their hands have done.

12Youths oppress my people,

women rule over them.

My people, your guides lead you astray;

they turn you from the path.

13The Lord takes his place in court;

he rises to judge the people.

14The Lord enters into judgment

against the elders and leaders of his people:

“It is you who have ruined my vineyard;

the plunder from the poor is in your houses.

15What do you mean by crushing my people

and grinding the faces of the poor?”

declares the Lord, the Lord Almighty.

16The Lord says,

“The women of Zion are haughty,

walking along with outstretched necks,

flirting with their eyes,

strutting along with swaying hips,

with ornaments jingling on their ankles.

17Therefore the Lord will bring sores on the heads of the women of Zion;

the Lord will make their scalps bald.”

18In that day the Lord will snatch away their finery: the bangles and headbands and crescent necklaces, 19the earrings and bracelets and veils, 20the headdresses and anklets and sashes, the perfume bottles and charms, 21the signet rings and nose rings, 22the fine robes and the capes and cloaks, the purses 23and mirrors, and the linen garments and tiaras and shawls.

24Instead of fragrance there will be a stench;

instead of a sash, a rope;

instead of well-dressed hair, baldness;

instead of fine clothing, sackcloth;

instead of beauty, branding.

25Your men will fall by the sword,

your warriors in battle.

26The gates of Zion will lament and mourn;

destitute, she will sit on the ground.

Sounds pretty bad right?  Lets keep it real here if the Lord's people were backslidden before and this is what happened do we expect a better result this time?  How many people had their faith in Trump to save them from the evil that has befallen this world?  Well, the Lord put Trump in, then took him right back out.  The full answer why will only be told in time however we know at least one piece of the story is timing which once again points back to Ecclesiastes:

Ecc 3:1

1There is a time for everything,

and a season for every activity under the heavens:

The Babylonians thought they had a fast track into their new world order and to all of our surprise the Lord God put the brakes on it for 4 years by installing the honey badger as president.  

Now with the latest Coup d'etat in America it appears the Babylonian World Order (BWO) is back on track.  The BWO however once again appears to be ahead of schedule.  They are trying to roll out their mark of the beast technology through vaccine mandates without which nobody will be able to buy or sell.  Their problem is a mark of the beast without the beast.  Anyone seen the anti-Christ running around the world scene yet?  If not, this mark of the beast mandate is a bit premature:

Rev 13:16

11Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. 12It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence,c and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed. 13It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, 14and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence ofd the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. 16Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave,e to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, 17so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.f

So, no anti-Christ, no first beast, no second beast but they want to roll out their mark of the beast system now?  The Lord told us exactly what would happen, this should comfort us as well as cause us to look at current events with eyes wide open.  The enemy and his servants have been trying to install their BWO system for thousands of years with the first attempt being the tower of Babel.  How interesting that events wrap up where they started. 

We know what the Lord said would happen so we know the "what" is going to happen.  The million dollar questions for most people is "how" and "when?"  The Lord also told us patience would be required.  The same Lord God who brought about a honey badger brake on the BWO can do it again with a second term down the road or some other method we have no idea of at the moment.  The key is to take our eyes off of man and put our eyes back on the Lord God.  If we are going to be saved, spared, delivered etc it is going to come from the Lord, period.  This latest coup in America has shown the republican party to be just as wretched and traitorous as the democrats.  Babylon is not going to reform itself in the end times just like it did not reform itself in antiquity.  The Lord had to send the king of Persia in to wreck Babylon from the outside to accomplish what He wanted for His people.

So, to end on a positive note the Lord can and will send whoever and whatever is required to keep His timeline on track regardless of what the BWO crowd thinks they have accomplished.  The Lord also gave some positive news right there in the midst of the calamity of Isa 3:

10Tell the righteous it will be well with them,

for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.

11Woe to the wicked!

Disaster is upon them!

They will be paid back

for what their hands have done.

While we are speaking about good news.  This servant was impressed by the Lord recently over the never ending flow of bad news coming into us from this world.  We look at the world and its almost all bad news.  So perhaps we need to start getting our news from somewhere else right?  The best selling book in world history also known as your Bible literally has "the" good news in it.  If there is anything positive, noteworthy, beautiful, encouraging, worthy of praise in our future it is going to come from one place and that is the Lord our God.  In the larger scheme of things that is what all this drama is about anyway.  We are seeing the abject failure of this world and its systems as an example for eternity to look back on and say "that can never happen again."  Thus, the Lord God is proven right again with the need for "thy kingdom come, thy will be done" because that is the only thing that works.

So keep the faith and keep your attention focused on the good news that is not found in the world but in the Lord our God.   We also must remember that our Lord and Savior is coming back to this world on a day and hour that it does not expect.  We were told over and over again to watch for this unexpected coming:

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 alert e ! 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!’ ”

Be on guard, be alert, WATCH.  How many people today willfully disregard this command.  They tell us not to bother watching because their man made doctrine tells them x, y and z are going to happen instead.  There are some things that are hard to understand in the Bible, this is not one of them.  The Lord was very clear, He is coming back unexpected and we are to be watching for this unexpected return.  Those who choose to disregard these commands do so at their own peril.

Matt 25

1“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

6“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’

7“Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’

9“ ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’

10“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.

11“Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’

12“But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’

13“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

Luke 21:

34“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. 35For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

How many times does He have to tell us to watch?

Be encouraged, the Lord our God who loves us is in full control.  He is not deaf and He is not blind.  He heard our prayers and hears our prayers today and is working 24/7, 365 on answers in accordance with His good, pleasing and perfect will.

10Tell the righteous it will be well with them,

for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.

11Woe to the wicked!

Disaster is upon them!

They will be paid back

for what their hands have done.

Glory to God.

Grace and peace