If they pass a law that says it is illegal for you to read your Bible in a public place, what are you going to do? If they then further say that it is illegal to own a Bible, to pray in public, to attend church, that it is an offense to speak the name of Jesus Christ, what will you do? “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” (Rev. 12:11)
In all reality, this and much more may be what our brothers and sisters in Christ who will be alive during the Tribulation period may face, not accepting the mark of the beast may be the least of their concerns. The false prophet will set up a one world religious system, possibly who the main object of adoration will not be a god, but mankind itself. “Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?” (John 10:34) And that will suit everyone just fine, for will it not be for the betterment of mankind to dispose of all these invisible deities and begin to determine for himself the betterment of all the path that man should take?
Nearly every relic of the past will need to be destroyed, from the church buildings across the planet to every book that lifts up the name of any god, for to build back better what once was must be either destroyed or abolished. Here is where those who will come to the knowledge of the saving grace of Jesus Christ will find their greatest challenge.
You understand this, at least in part, if you are saved today, because you find your greatest pleasure in the Word of God and speaking of Him to others, in worshipping His name, in seeking the strength to be a humble, profitable servant. It is life itself to do so.
As those in the Scriptures are for us, we need to be the examples for those who will be left behind, they see us today and from our actions and words they see what a born-again believer is, one who lives by faith and trust in the Sovereignty of the Most High implicitly, without question.
“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” (Matt. 24:12) And we must stand against it. By the power of the Holy Spirit is how we live our lives, we do not deviate, we do not give quarter, we do not falter in our tasks or our commitment to the Almighty.
One of the first signs, if you will, one of the first guidepost along this path was when the CDC did not exactly mandate for all but was willing to enforce the lockdowns of the churches, and sadly, and in my opinion to their shame, over 90 percent of those churches did just that, they made the CDC the ruling authority in their churches, not God. The masks followed, then the vaccinations, soon those items mentioned in the start of this poorly written letter will follow, perhaps not exactly as stated, but one cannot have a one world religion if other religious organizations exist. It is logical, deductive reasoning, if it is wisdom from the Lord, I cannot say.
What will you do if your employer denies you the right to pray before you eat your lunch, what if he sees that Bible on the dashboard of your car and says that you cannot have it on his property, what will you do when he tells you that you can no longer speak to your fellow coworkers about our Savior?
It has already started, and it is not going to go away. There is a very good chance in the near future that you are going to have to decide just who it is you serve. “Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” (Psalm 94:16)