Friday, February 12, 2021

Babylon To Be Destroyed, Not Reformed

 There is no doubt in this servants mind that we are living in end time Babylon.  There has been some waffling in this servants mind over whether it is Europe or the United States but perhaps that is because both of them are in bed together.  It is the western world with a primary focus on the United States that appears to take the crown as Babylon at this moment.

As we, the Church stand captives in Babylon much as Daniel and Israel did in antiquity we can gain insight into our plight, our current situation and the future.  Our current situation is Babylon has successfully staged a coup d'├ętat against the American people and their representative sent by the Lord God, Donald Trump.  Trump had many problems, many but that does not change the fact that he was sent by the Almighty to do a job which up to this point has been done.  Cyrus was not a perfect man either.  He was neither Jew nor Christian but chosen by God nonetheless to set Israel free from Babylon.

Now we see the forces of Babylon at play trying to "impeach" Trump.  How shortsighted these people are.  As if Trump was their real problem.  Their problem is with the Almighty whom they wage war against not the servant Trump.  If they knew that they would also understand that all of their reindeer games in the house, senate and executive branch are useless exercises.  These people are trying to pass into law perma-fraud, mandatory mail in ballots, ballot harvesting and all the rest of their bag of dirty tricks along with a Trump impeachment to ensure a "Trump" never happens again.

So fine lets say they impeach Trump, that does not stop the Almighty from raising up out of the stones of the earth another servant to do exactly what Trump did and perhaps more:

Matt 3:9

And do not think you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.

A look back at history shows the Lord brought deliverance for his people and destruction upon their oppressors from outside the system, not inside.  In other words, the system that oppressed them was destroyed from outside, not 'reformed' from the inside.  Two examples fit the bill nicely here:  Babylon and Egypt.  The Lord sent Cyrus to defeat Babylon (external not internal) and set His people free.  The Lord removed Moses first from Egyptian politics then from outside the system both destroyed Pharaoh and his army while setting His people free.

So, although the Lord could do other things with Trump's removal from inside Babylon's political system, the general setup is the same.  They (Babylon) think they scored some kind of victory with their coup however what they really did was plant the seeds of their ultimate demise.  This Babylonian system will not be reformed, it will be destroyed.  Do not take this nobody's word for it, read for yourself:

The Fall of Babylon

1After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was made bright with his glory. 2And he called out with a mighty voice,

“Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!
She has become a dwelling place for demons,
a haunt for every unclean spirit,
a haunt for every unclean bird,
a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast.
3For all nations have drunka
the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality,
and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her,
and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living.”

4Then I heard another voice from heaven saying,

“Come out of her, my people,
lest you take part in her sins,
lest you share in her plagues;
5for her sins are heaped high as heaven,
and God has remembered her iniquities.
6Pay her back as she herself has paid back others,
and repay her double for her deeds;
mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed.
7As she glorified herself and lived in luxury,
so give her a like measure of torment and mourning,
since in her heart she says,
‘I sit as a queen,
I am no widow,
and mourning I shall never see.’
8For this reason her plagues will come in a single day,
death and mourning and famine,
and she will be burned up with fire;
for mighty is the Lord God who has judged her.”

9And the kings of the earth, who committed sexual immorality and lived in luxury with her, will weep and wail over her when they see the smoke of her burning. 10They will stand far off, in fear of her torment, and say,

“Alas! Alas! You great city,
you mighty city, Babylon!
For in a single hour your judgment has come.”

11And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo anymore, 12cargo of gold, silver, jewels, pearls, fine linen, purple cloth, silk, scarlet cloth, all kinds of scented wood, all kinds of articles of ivory, all kinds of articles of costly wood, bronze, iron and marble, 13cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, that is, human souls.b

14“The fruit for which your soul longed
has gone from you,
and all your delicacies and your splendors
are lost to you,
never to be found again!”

15The merchants of these wares, who gained wealth from her, will stand far off, in fear of her torment, weeping and mourning aloud,

16“Alas, alas, for the great city
that was clothed in fine linen,
in purple and scarlet,
adorned with gold,
with jewels, and with pearls!
17For in a single hour all this wealth has been laid waste.”

And all shipmasters and seafaring men, sailors and all whose trade is on the sea, stood far off 18and cried out as they saw the smoke of her burning,

“What city was like the great city?”

19And they threw dust on their heads as they wept and mourned, crying out,

“Alas, alas, for the great city
where all who had ships at sea
grew rich by her wealth!
For in a single hour she has been laid waste.
20Rejoice over her, O heaven,
and you saints and apostles and prophets,
for God has given judgment for you against her!”

21Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying,

“So will Babylon the great city be thrown down with violence,
and will be found no more;
22and the sound of harpists and musicians, of flute players and trumpeters,
will be heard in you no more,
and a craftsman of any craft
will be found in you no more,
and the sound of the mill
will be heard in you no more,
23and the light of a lamp
will shine in you no more,
and the voice of bridegroom and bride
will be heard in you no more,
for your merchants were the great ones of the earth,
and all nations were deceived by your sorcery.
24And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints,
and of all who have been slain on earth.”

The Last kingdom will not be Rome, it will be BABYLON.  The proof is right there ^^.

Speaking of Babylon it is interesting how the Lord works the end back to the beginning to complete a perfect circle.  While Daniel was in Babylon, he was praying to the Lord the way we should be praying but have failed:

1In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes a (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian b kingdom— 2in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. 3So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.

4I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed:

“Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, 5we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. 6We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our ancestors, and to all the people of the land.

7Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame—the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered us because of our unfaithfulness to you. 8We and our kings, our princes and our ancestors are covered with shame, Lord, because we have sinned against you. 9The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; 10we have not obeyed the Lord our God or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets. 11All Israel has transgressed your law and turned away, refusing to obey you.

“Therefore the curses and sworn judgments written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against you. 12You have fulfilled the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing on us great disaster. Under the whole heaven nothing has ever been done like what has been done to Jerusalem. 13Just as it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come on us, yet we have not sought the favor of the Lord our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to your truth. 14The Lord did not hesitate to bring the disaster on us, for the Lord our God is righteous in everything he does; yet we have not obeyed him.

15“Now, Lord our God, who brought your people out of Egypt with a mighty hand and who made for yourself a name that endures to this day, we have sinned, we have done wrong. 16Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from Jerusalem, your city, your holy hill. Our sins and the iniquities of our ancestors have made Jerusalem and your people an object of scorn to all those around us.

17“Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary. 18Give ear, our God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. 19Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name.”

Where are the so called "pastors" today dressed in sackcloth and ashes confessing our sins before the Lord and asking for forgiveness and mercy?  Where are they?  The same people who told us to "get involved" and "make a difference, get out and vote" have now been completely silenced by the brazen display of corrupt power that was shoved in the world's face by this coup d'etat.  Now that it is obvious the vote is rigged and the demoncrats are pushing through legal measures to ensure there will never EVER be even a remote chance of another fair vote again, no what are they going to tell us?  The fraud in the religious world has been exposed alongside the fraud in the secular world.  This was all part of Trump's assignment that he carried out to perfection because it was not his will to accomplish it but it was the Almighty's will and that will has been done.

So Daniel was confessing as we should be the sins that brought them into captivity and a seemingly unrelated answer was sent to Daniel, who was captive in Babylon (hint hint).  That message points directly to end time Babylon and the second captivity that we are no all (Jew and Gentile alike) experiencing:

Daniel 9

20While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and making my request to the Lord my God for his holy hill— 21while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice. 22He instructed me and said to me, “Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding. 23As soon as you began to pray, a word went out, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed. Therefore, consider the word and understand the vision:

24“Seventy ‘sevens’ c are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish d transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place. e

25“Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, f the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. 26After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing. g The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. 27He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ h In the middle of the ‘seven’ i he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple j he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him. k ” l

If people want to seek relief from Babylon it will come from outside, not inside.  The Lord God Himself has shown us the Babylonian system is absolutely rotten and corrupt from the ground up.  Thus the Lord tells us more about Babylon's end and there is no reform in it, it is outright destruction:

Jer 51

The Utter Destruction of Babylon

1Thus says the LORD:
“Behold, I will stir up the spirit of a destroyer
against Babylon,
against the inhabitants of Leb-kamai,a
2and I will send to Babylon winnowers,
and they shall winnow her,
and they shall empty her land,
when they come against her from every side
on the day of trouble.
3Let not the archer bend his bow,
and let him not stand up in his armor.
Spare not her young men;
devote to destructionb all her army.
4They shall fall down slain in the land of the Chaldeans,
and wounded in her streets.
5For Israel and Judah have not been forsaken
by their God, the LORD of hosts,
but the land of the Chaldeansc is full of guilt
against the Holy One of Israel.

6“Flee from the midst of Babylon;
let every one save his life!
Be not cut off in her punishment,
for this is the time of the LORD’s vengeance,
the repayment he is rendering her.
7Babylon was a golden cup in the LORD’s hand,
making all the earth drunken;
the nations drank of her wine;
therefore the nations went mad.
8Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken;
wail for her!
Take balm for her pain;
perhaps she may be healed.
9We would have healed Babylon,
but she was not healed.
Forsake her, and let us go
each to his own country,
for her judgment has reached up to heaven
and has been lifted up even to the skies.
10The LORD has brought about our vindication;
come, let us declare in Zion
the work of the LORD our God.

11“Sharpen the arrows!
Take up the shields!

The LORD has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because his purpose concerning Babylon is to destroy it, for that is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance for his temple.

12“Set up a standard against the walls of Babylon;
make the watch strong;
set up watchmen;
prepare the ambushes;
for the LORD has both planned and done
what he spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.
13O you who dwell by many waters,
rich in treasures,
your end has come;
the thread of your life is cut.
14The LORD of hosts has sworn by himself:
Surely I will fill you with men, as many as locusts,
and they shall raise the shout of victory over you.

15“It is he who made the earth by his power,
who established the world by his wisdom,
and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.
16When he utters his voice there is a tumult of waters in the heavens,
and he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth.
He makes lightning for the rain,
and he brings forth the wind from his storehouses.
17Every man is stupid and without knowledge;
every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols,
for his images are false,
and there is no breath in them.
18They are worthless, a work of delusion;
at the time of their punishment they shall perish.
19Not like these is he who is the portion of Jacob,
for he is the one who formed all things,
and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance;
the LORD of hosts is his name.

20“You are my hammer and weapon of war:
with you I break nations in pieces;
with you I destroy kingdoms;
21with you I break in pieces the horse and his rider;
with you I break in pieces the chariot and the charioteer;
22with you I break in pieces man and woman;
with you I break in pieces the old man and the youth;
with you I break in pieces the young man and the young woman;
23with you I break in pieces the shepherd and his flock;
with you I break in pieces the farmer and his team;
with you I break in pieces governors and commanders.

24“I will repay Babylon and all the inhabitants of Chaldea before your very eyes for all the evil that they have done in Zion, declares the LORD.

25“Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain,
declares the LORD,
which destroys the whole earth;
I will stretch out my hand against you,
and roll you down from the crags,
and make you a burnt mountain.
26No stone shall be taken from you for a corner
and no stone for a foundation,
but you shall be a perpetual waste,
declares the LORD.

27“Set up a standard on the earth;
blow the trumpet among the nations;
prepare the nations for war against her;
summon against her the kingdoms,
Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz;
appoint a marshal against her;
bring up horses like bristling locusts.
28Prepare the nations for war against her,
the kings of the Medes, with their governors and deputies,
and every land under their dominion.
29The land trembles and writhes in pain,
for the LORD’s purposes against Babylon stand,
to make the land of Babylon a desolation,
without inhabitant.
30The warriors of Babylon have ceased fighting;
they remain in their strongholds;
their strength has failed;
they have become women;
her dwellings are on fire;
her bars are broken.
31One runner runs to meet another,
and one messenger to meet another,
to tell the king of Babylon
that his city is taken on every side;
32the fords have been seized,
the marshes are burned with fire,
and the soldiers are in panic.
33For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel:
The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor
at the time when it is trodden;
yet a little while
and the time of her harvest will come.”

34“Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me;
he has crushed me;
he has made me an empty vessel;
he has swallowed me like a monster;
he has filled his stomach with my delicacies;
he has rinsed me out.d
35The violence done to me and to my kinsmen be upon Babylon,”
let the inhabitant of Zion say.
“My blood be upon the inhabitants of Chaldea,”
let Jerusalem say.
36Therefore thus says the LORD:
“Behold, I will plead your cause
and take vengeance for you.
I will dry up her sea
and make her fountain dry,
37and Babylon shall become a heap of ruins,
the haunt of jackals,
a horror and a hissing,
without inhabitant.

38“They shall roar together like lions;
they shall growl like lions’ cubs.
39While they are inflamed I will prepare them a feast
and make them drunk, that they may become merry,
then sleep a perpetual sleep
and not wake, declares the LORD.
40I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter,
like rams and male goats.

41“How Babylone is taken,
the praise of the whole earth seized!
How Babylon has become
a horror among the nations!
42The sea has come up on Babylon;
she is covered with its tumultuous waves.
43Her cities have become a horror,
a land of drought and a desert,
a land in which no one dwells,
and through which no son of man passes.
44And I will punish Bel in Babylon,
and take out of his mouth what he has swallowed.
The nations shall no longer flow to him;
the wall of Babylon has fallen.

45“Go out of the midst of her, my people!
Let every one save his life
from the fierce anger of the LORD!
46Let not your heart faint, and be not fearful
at the report heard in the land,
when a report comes in one year
and afterward a report in another year,
and violence is in the land,
and ruler is against ruler.

47“Therefore, behold, the days are coming
when I will punish the images of Babylon;
her whole land shall be put to shame,
and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.
48Then the heavens and the earth,
and all that is in them,
shall sing for joy over Babylon,
for the destroyers shall come against them out of the north,
declares the LORD.
49Babylon must fall for the slain of Israel,
just as for Babylon have fallen the slain of all the earth.

50“You who have escaped from the sword,
go, do not stand still!
Remember the LORD from far away,
and let Jerusalem come into your mind:
51‘We are put to shame, for we have heard reproach;
dishonor has covered our face,
for foreigners have come
into the holy places of the LORD’s house.’

52“Therefore, behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD,
when I will execute judgment upon her images,
and through all her land
the wounded shall groan.
53Though Babylon should mount up to heaven,
and though she should fortify her strong height,
yet destroyers would come from me against her,
declares the LORD.

54“A voice! A cry from Babylon!
The noise of great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans!
55For the LORD is laying Babylon waste
and stilling her mighty voice.
Their waves roar like many waters;
the noise of their voice is raised,
56for a destroyer has come upon her,
upon Babylon;
her warriors are taken;
their bows are broken in pieces,
for the LORD is a God of recompense;
he will surely repay.
57I will make drunk her officials and her wise men,
her governors, her commanders, and her warriors;
they shall sleep a perpetual sleep and not wake,
declares the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.

58“Thus says the LORD of hosts:
The broad wall of Babylon
shall be leveled to the ground,
and her high gates
shall be burned with fire.
The peoples labor for nothing,
and the nations weary themselves only for fire.”

59The word that Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of Neriah, son of Mahseiah, when he went with Zedekiah king of Judah to Babylon, in the fourth year of his reign. Seraiah was the quartermaster. 60Jeremiah wrote in a book all the disaster that should come upon Babylon, all these words that are written concerning Babylon. 61And Jeremiah said to Seraiah: “When you come to Babylon, see that you read all these words, 62and say, ‘O LORD, you have said concerning this place that you will cut it off, so that nothing shall dwell in it, neither man nor beast, and it shall be desolate forever.’ 63When you finish reading this book, tie a stone to it and cast it into the midst of the Euphrates, 64and say, ‘Thus shall Babylon sink, to rise no more, because of the disaster that I am bringing upon her, and they shall become exhausted.’”

Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.

^^ These words are just like the Word sent to Daniel.  There was partial application to then and part for the future.  There was an ancient Babylon and an end time Babylon.  The Lord God speaks clearly to both of them.  The Lord God has spoken and Babylon is doomed.  There will be no reforming her system, only destroying it.  Servants like Trump are used to perfectly align her destruction with the Lord's good, pleasing, perfect will and timing.

The "writing is on the wall" (more Babylon references) for those who have eyes to see it.

Glory to God

Grace and Peace 

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