Blessings and grace to you through God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
“Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. The LORD nullifies the counsel of the nations; HE frustrates the plans of the peoples. The counsel of the LORD stands firm forever, the plans of His heart from generation to generation.” Psalm 33:8-11
Across the nations there is unprecedented tension. The governments of the earth are raging as a faltering global economy tests the desires and intentions of mankind. Beneath the political patchwork in the west and the ever-escalating antisemitic unrest in the Middle East, there lies an ancient principle at work, that is, God controls the affairs of the nations. He controls the rise and fall of nations just as much today as He has in every previous generation. Although we try to ignore it, God’s just decrees still establish every ruler and authority under heaven. Even so, mere man will hold to the false hope that mankind rules himself. Whether it be the false justice and empty promises of the liberal post-modern agenda, or the power-driven capitalism of the old guard, we humans are still being humanistic Babel-builders bent on becoming gods. Nevertheless, nothing has changed in regards to Jesus Christ, and He still frustrates the will of the nations. His counsel stands firm, and His plans and purpose for the earth in our generation will come to pass. For this reason we must return to the fear of the Lord. We are living in the most wicked and corrupt generation in the history of the world, and though sin itself hasn’t changed, our generation is shackled to an ancient evil foretold by all the prophets and apostles of our Scriptures (2 Thessalonians 2:11-12; 1 Timothy 4:1). The fear of the Lord and the love of the truth will be the only thing that will spare us from the delusion of this age. The blatant rebellion of humanism is crashing into almost every society on earth at an alarming rate, and is doing so only because God is giving might to the leaders of this delusion in the very same way He gave power to the wicked King Nebuchadnezzar during the days of Israel’s captivity. We must not be led astray by empty promises, but hold fast to patient endurance, eagerly expecting and hastening the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and the establishment of His kingdom on earth. The end times are quickly approaching, and the Church must prepare for the rise of the Antichrist and the desolation of Israel that will take place at his hands. We must also prepare for the return of our Lord and the glorification of the Church at His coming.
Concerning Israel’s desolation, who among the Gentiles will rise up and become the refuge of these chosen ones? It is quickly becoming apparent that God has judged the wickedness of America by giving us a governing administration that is hardened toward the Jews. Despite the apparent wrath that this will heap up against my beloved countrymen, I reluctantly rejoice. If the Church, God’s Holy Nation, will rise up and bless Israel, we may just see the Jews and Gentiles who are called by the name of Christ actually become one people, as our Lord and Savior so fervently longs and waits in faithful intercession at His Father’s right hand. For this reason I hope and pray that God will count, at very least a remnant of us, worthy of being a people of refuge for the Jews. As the Church, we cannot look any longer to the nations to protect Israel. Any facade of peace is just that, a facade. We must not be led astray by the “peaceful” words of men and women who do not love the truth. It is the duty of the Church to prevail on behalf of brotherly unity with Jewish believers, even if the only thing we have to offer are our prayers. Beloved, you are God’s chosen instrument.
These are the last days of this age. I do not know if the day of our Lord will be ten years or one hundred years from now, but unless we see a drastic regression of wickedness across the nations, it is most certainly coming sometime within the time frame. The nations are collapsing at their infrastructures. We need to quit looking at socialist tolerance as a weapon against terrorism and economic crisis. The mighty and wicked hand of Islamic extremism will slay many, but the spirit of tolerance will lead the nations astray and prepare the way for the Antichrist, whose warfare (after a short time of peace) will make our current terror threats seem like child’s play. Will you now hear what the Spirit is saying to the Churches, and keep the prophecy regarding the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ? There is yet a great harvest to be seen! Still to come are the most glorious days of the Church! By the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony, we will overcome the greatest evil to ever fall upon earth. For this reason, we need to begin watching and praying so that we will not fall into temptation. Jesus is coming soon. Get ready for His appearing!
The Book of Revelation holds the blueprint of God’s strategy for defeating the Anti-Christ. Jesus has a plan and a purpose and He will be faithful to fulfill it according to every word that is written. There is a reason that we are not to add or take away from the book. It is a complete testimony. It doesn’t tell us absolutely everything, but it does tell us what we need to know. Revelation 1:3 and 22:7 bookend this prophecy with the exhortation, “Blessed are those who keep the words of the prophecy of this book.” This is a commanded blessing. In these days we need to dismantle the lies surrounding this prophecy. The Revelation of Jesus is not complicated. It is not only for the theologian or the religious extremists. This book contains a relevant message to all believers, young and old, weak and mature. To withhold this book from the life of any Christian robs from them one of God’s commanded blessings! Let us return to these Scriptures and ‘keep the prophecy contained in this book!’
The days are truly drawing near. The nations speak and creation is groaning. The unrest in the Middle East, combined with the return of Messianic Jews to the land of Israel, and the nearness of the fulfilling of the Great Commission should be enough and yet there are many other signs declaring to us the times. Do not be found sleeping on clouds of apathy and compromise. God has made you for these days, and has appointed and commissioned great exploits for His people who are called by His name.
Peace and might be with you until the appearing of Christ Jesus.