“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” (Prov. 29:2) And right now, all across the planet, many are in mourning.
The wicked in power almost always bring with them first of all deceit and lies, it is nearly always the initial opening, they play first upon those who have some form of authority, those with financial wherewithal, those who are filled with pride and want more. Generally, these individuals take some time to fully be deceived, because one must work not only upon their greed, but their vanity, and once that vanity string is plucked properly, lust, envy, avarice, all else will slowly fall into place.
These individuals bring something with them, something very useful, money, lots of it, and money is then the key to the next step, power by strength. Whether it be the strong or the heavily armed, force by power is the dominating decree that will then compel the masses to obey.
Once these two bases are established, the last leg will become easy, the tripod is finished off with incentives, playing on the wants of what can best be described as the disposable individuals, those whose fealty is desired, but not required. This is where we are now as a planet, the tripod has been established, the base, the foundation, if you will, is secure, all that remains is to conquer those who will not willingly obey.
The principalities that we war against (Eph. 6:12) have unforeseen obstacles gathering, as it were, against them. More earthquakes occurring on a daily basis than ever before experienced on this planet, volcanoes erupting on a grand scale, weather patters that are unpredictable to say the least, these are only part of the signs. The adversary has determined to use the “Aliens are coming” card and many will be easily deceived by this ploy, how and why his intent has moved into this direction is irrelevant, it will be used to the Lord’s advantage.
There are only two ways to win a man’s loyalty in the eyes of Satan, fear and willingly. The first is no less easy than the latter, fear, especially the fear of failure or death, is a great persuader, willingly need only offer what the individual wants, and here the pride of ownership will go a long way towards obedience.
We are all offered what all truly desire above all else, but few will admit to, love. Eternal life will be had by all, but only those of us who understand that the love that the Lord offers to us is beyond anything this world can offer will be able to stand firmly, perhaps on shaking legs, but never on shaky ground.
What is approaching is probably going to hurt, and I do not necessarily mean physically, you will watch as your loved ones fall into the traps, into the lies, you may be hated for His name’s sake, (Matt. 10:22) and the pain that you may experience may actually shake your faith. The Lord is preparing to pour out His wrath upon this planet, but before He does there will be wars and rumors of wars, (Matt. 24:6) brother, your brother, may turn against you, (Matt. 10:21) even to the point of turning you over to the authorities, those that are the force part of the tripod. We are going to see much more of evil being called good, (Isaiah 5:20) we are going to watch as those in authority over us prepare laws and regulations that are meant for only one thing, obedience, and we will witness more of the Lord’s warnings increasing.
Soon the beginnings of sorrows will be over, we will leave, and the wrath of God will begin to be poured out upon this earth. “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” (Matt. 24:21) We have a responsibility, that responsibility has not changed since the cross, tell them their sin debt has been paid in full, tell them what is coming cannot be stopped, and there is only one way of escape.