“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” (James 4:17)
The general populace in nearly every nation became lackadaisical in their overview and constraint of those that are in authority over them, those who they either voted or placed into positions of governmental positions. They decided that protection was more desirous than freedom, and now that those freedoms are being removed, they have found that those who are in power are so entrenched in those agencies and governments that it is virtually impossible to remove them.
Evil, pure Satanic evil in association with sinful men and women have begun an assault, and they will succeed in their endeavors, the judgment of God is upon the face of the earth.
I understand that to some of you this sounds like a very pessimistic outlook, and for those of you that just happened to be led to this particular letter that have not been born-again, it is, for terrible days are approaching, and they cannot be stopped. “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” (Prov. 29:2)
Those in power in these nations have little desire to follow the laws that they have placed on others, the mandates do not apply to them, and behind all this, they have accumulated great weapons of destruction, both small and large, and individuals who for their own selfish reasons, whether it be for lust or pride, who will obey their every command. Things my friends, are never going back to what they once were.
Evil has always been active on this planet, Satan never stops advancing, and once he has gained ground, he never relinquishes it. You may take the time before the flood, from Adam to Noah, “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” (Gen. 6:5) And so the Lord killed everything that drew breath. The valley of Sodom and Gomorrah, the stench of their rebellion against the Most High reached to heaven, and so from heaven fire and brimstone fell. Jonah was sent to Nineveh and they repented, but just one hundred years later they were completely destroyed.
When our adversary sees an open door, he does not first check to see what is on the other side, he moves through it, and only the Lord God can send him back through it and shut that door. What is approaching cannot be stopped, not by the efforts of good men, not by the prayers of the saints of God, judgment has fallen, the wrath of God will be revealed once again.
So, these truths beg the question, what are we to do, are we to just stop trying, stop pointing out this blatant disregard for the Sovereignty of the Almighty, are we to stop praying, stop any effort to slow this progress of great sin? No, of course not, our main focus has been modified, not changed, for our responsibility is the same, to speak the name of Jesus Christ to all who will listen, to tell them of the enduring and unending love of the Lord to all who will seek for Him, but we are to add this to our repertoire now, we are to warn.
“And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matt. 3:2)
I will not be foolish enough to offer a date, or any timeframe whatsoever, but I will say this, we are closer to the great and terrible day today than we were yesterday. Those who have been crucified with Christ live a double truth, if you will, we are indeed pessimistic for the world, and rightly so, for we have been shown the truth of these days, billions of people are going to die. But we are beyond optimistic, for we know what awaits us, whether it be through death or the rapture.
The days are growing darker, on some of those days your hope may begin to doubt, but on those days comfort one another, and recall Luke 21:28, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”