Thursday, August 09, 2012

Babylon's Sins Coming Home to Roost

I have lost count of the disasters now facing New Babylon (America), but here is a sample of whats  going on today and where it is headed:

Below is a link to the story about large sinkholes appearing in Louisiana associated with mass methane release and trembling below the surface of the earth.

This ^^ is an extension of the BP planned demolition of the oil well in the Gulf.  Whats the endgame here?  The most likely is destruction of the North American land mass in the vicinity of the Mississippi river/New Madrid fault and the surrounding area.  To make matters worse the destroyer is inbound.  Call it whatever you want-Nibiru, brown dwarf, black dwarf, second sun, who cares?  The results on the ground will be the same no matter what we call it therefore this writer calls it the destroyer.

The inbound destroyer can be credited with the climate change, the earthquakes, the tornadoes, and all the other disaster related events we are seeing around us.  Don't take my word for what is happening to the world, read the Word of God.

Rev 8:6Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to sound them.
7The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.
8The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, 9a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
10The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— 11the name of the star is Wormwood.a A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.
12The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.

Notice with me that every single one of these trumpets comes from above and strikes the earth.  Look at the first angel's trumpet: "hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth.

It was hurled DOWN upon the earth which means from our point of view it came from above, just like everything else happening to this world today it is coming FROM ABOVE.

Here's another story for you from current news:

Its an unprecedented heat wave, that means never before seen in America, its the worst heat wave EVER.  Combine the heat with the drought and you get what?  Famine.  Famine is another of the Lord's judgements on a country, again don't take my word for it:

... and he that is near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and is besieged
shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my wrath upon them.


Rev 6:7When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

Of course we also know that Babylon will be destroyed suddenly, in one day so what are these precursor signals?  They are warnings given in love.  We can see what is coming from miles away:  death and destruction on a scale unimaginable.

The mercy and the good news here is were are being warned before the worst is upon this land.  Today is still a day of grace and mercy where the hand of the Lord is outstretched to those who will take it.  The Lord's ears are still listening for the cry of repentance that leads to salvation.  A day is coming when the Lord will hear those cries no more and mock men as the calamity they have brought upon themselves overwhelms them:

Prov 1:24But since you rejected me when I called
and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand,
25since you ignored all my advice
and would not accept my rebuke,
26I in turn will laugh at your disaster;
I will mock when calamity overtakes you—
27when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,
when distress and trouble overwhelm you.
28“Then they will call to me but I will not answer;
they will look for me but will not find me.

What is happening to Babylon and the world is a result of sin and rebellion, its that simple.  Men will have their own ways and reject the ways of the Almighty in the process bringing destruction upon themselves.

What is the Spirit saying to the churches today?  PATIENCE.  As we stare at the destruction incrementally bringing Babylon to its knees we still require patience to wait until the day of its sudden destruction.

The enemy's plan is simple: advertise with all kinds of false signs and signals that something great will happen soon, then let nothing happen and see how many fall away.  Rinse and repeat this technique for years and see how many have the strength to hold on.

Is the Lord slow to fulfill His promises?  No.  Does the Lord use even the devil to fulfill His grand plan?  Yes.  Will the church that is faithfull and PATIENT be kept from all that is about to happen?  Yes:

Rev 3:10Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.

The end time test is all about patience.  When people predict events on this day or that you can be 99% certain they will be wrong.  The coming of the thief (our Lord) and the sudden day of destruction are unknown to men.  It is our calling to settle in and be patient.  We are looking for that unknown day and hour that no man knows but the Father Himself knows.

This is the hand that has been dealt to us.  While we wait we can do so in peace with the promises of the Lord held close to our hearts and minds.  Never has the Lord failed me.  Never has a promise been broken.  All His ways toward me have been faithful and loving and merciful.  This is the testimony of the very least of the servants of the Most High God.

What does the parable of the virgins in Matt 25 teach us?  Bring extra oil in preparation to wait.  This will require suffering on our part-waiting is not easy.  We must summon all our strength in this pursuit of patience until the Lord reveals Himself to us in all His glory.  We must decide to be patient and to do so till the very end.  We must remain faithful while we are practicing this patience.

These are the thoughts this writer feels impressed with of the Lord.

May the grace and peace of God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with us.