“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.” (Rev. 13:3)
It amazes me to watch the entire planet falling into the clutches of evil, but I cannot imagine what our brothers and sisters in Christ will experience during the Tribulation period. Living completely and totally under the grace and mercy of the Most High for even their daily needs, for none who serve the Lord Jesus Christ will receive the mark of the beast during that time, and without that mark they will starve if not for the Lord.
The devastation will be beyond imagination, the tyranny will be ever present from those who will serve the beast, evil will not be hindered for almost seven years, and nearly every living creature will die. “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” (Matt. 24:22)
If the Lord has blessed you with Spiritual discernment, then He is showing you through many different avenues of His imminent return, the question is, what are you doing with that information? It is all well and good to discuss what we generally call current events with those you know and love, but are you offering the Scriptural relevant information?
Crime across the planet in many areas is going unchecked by those who swore to uphold the law, “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matt. 7:23)
Nearly every social media outlet regales with images and stories of a personal, selfish nature, “For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,” (2 Tim. 3:2)
People hide behind locked doors when the sun goes down, and in many places even during the day it is dangerous now. “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” (Matt. 24:12)
The old saying goes like this, “Desperate times call for desperate measures,” but I would offer you this instead, “Evil days call for God-fearing men and women to stand for truth.” The truth is being altered by those in charge, even hidden from the general public, for our adversary is a liar, and the father of them. His singular desire is to be worshipped, and he will do all within his power to accomplish that desire.
The future casts a shadow before it, and we are watching that shadow draw closer each day now. “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Luke 21:28) Yes, indeed, but do not forget to look around.
It is one thing to see these days of evil, it is quite another thing to speak the truth about them, and what is approaching is going to cost us something if we continue to do so. The father of lies does not want the truth about him revealed, and although none of us can reach all eight billion souls on this planet, we can reach out to one of them, the one right in front of you.
The point is to get them to debate within their mind the truths the Holy Spirit has blessed you with against the lies and fabrications being offered to them. If they will listen, perhaps the Lord will be merciful and give them ears to hear. I would suggest, if you have the ability to memorize Matthew 24:24, “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”
If you have been crucified with Jesus Christ, you are one of the elect, the Almighty has placed within you a discerning spirit, one that can tell the difference between the truth and a lie. And those lies, those deceptions are just getting started my friends.
Trust in the Lord our God, listen when the Holy Spirit speaks to you, believe what He says, and then speak those truths to others. Their response to the message is not your responsibility, giving the message is.