Living In An Insane World!
I’ll begin by stating the obvious – we live in a lawless society. The reason to not shrug this off, lay it aside as boring old news, is that it is part of fulfillment of Matthew 24. The disciples have asked Jesus, when will you return, what will life be like. Jesus has been describing the signs of His return.
Matthew 24:10, explains explicitly our current day of lawlessness.
Matthew 24:10-12 (KJV)
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Yes it is true, the previous verses describe our current day, war and rumors of war, earthquakes etc. But today, Matthew 24:10-12 has a whole new meaning than it did even a year ago. Gun violence alone shows a disturbing trend that has picked up momentum in the last month or so.
I am not a proponent of gun control. I believe that if guns were taken away from citizens, criminals would be the only ones with guns. I am not attempting to make an argument for gun control. That is not my intent at all! The shooting in Munich Germany exposes the myth of gun control; Germany has some of the strictest gun control legislation in the world. It was reported, others were attempting to distract the shooter from his targets by yelling at him, because citizens did not have any way to defend themselves against him.
The website listed above reveals alarming, almost daily gun violence, with several in each instance shot and killed, many of which don’t make national news, it has gotten out of hand! My point, we are living in a time of lawlessness. A time that Jesus said, when you see these signs, prepare yourselves, look up your redemption draweth nigh!
I will continue with the boring rhetoric, lawlessness against law enforcement, law enforcement officers are going to work every day not knowing if they will arrive home safe or not. Through the years, many factors have broken down the respect for law enforcement including the lack of support by government, laws that have changed that have given criminals more rights, and in a few cases that have been blown out of proportion they have done it to themselves in bad cop police brutality (which absolutely does not merit the war against law enforcement), but regardless of all the different scenarios of why, we now live with the consequences of a lawless society, a prediction fulfilling scripture that is a season sign of Christ return!
We are in the midst of the most insane presidential election that there has ever been. Our choices include a candidate that has been under investigation and that reportedly is still under investigation. You mean to tell me that we could not find individuals to choose from, that were qualified to lead America that were held to a higher standard? Is it that our society is so lawless that they don’t care? Or, is it that they are blind and disillusioned? Another biblical fulfillment of the last days.
In recent days, Apostolics have taken to social media to display their dismay in struggling to decide which candidate to vote for, or others are planning on sitting out this election. This is a no brainer, we aren’t electing a pastor or a General Superintendent, we are electing an individual that will influence our lives for at least the next four years as President. Supposedly, this is the most powerful office in the world. The wrong choice will begin with a pointing a liberal supreme court judge. This one issue alone will further change for the worst, the moral landscape of America! We have before us an opportunity to vote against a godless antichrist platform that wreaks with evilness of abortion, homosexuality, transgenderism, and immorality. Neither platform is perfect, but a vote can definitely be cast for the less of two evils. Sitting this election out is going to have detrimental results in Christianity. Jesus IS coming soon! I preach passionately the imminent return of Christ, meaning He can return at any moment. But the reason we are in the mess we are in now is that 38% of evangelicals stayed home and didn’t go vote against Obama. Now we are suffering the consequences of those decisions and Jesus hasn’t returned yet! Don’t miss the point, I believe – no I preach that we are living on borrowed time and the rapture could take place at any moment – but, somebody better start living and voting morally until that day happens! I find no where in scripture where I am to go occupy a cave in a fictional secluded region that can’t be touched by the failures of humanity! I do find in scripture, to occupy until He comes. That means I am to do all that I can to promote Godliness and His kingdom extension. Voting for a platform of immorality is not promoting His kingdom. Not voting against this platform is in essence a vote for it. Yes, prophecy is going to fulfill, we can’t change its course, but we can do our part for God to work in our behalf. I would encourage you to encourage every Christian that you know to go vote in November against the pagan platform that has been thrust into the face of the church in this hour! Sitting back and doing nothing has never been the will of God. God has always used humanity to accomplish His will and purpose. You want to war in the spirit realm, war with your vote against a physical manifestation of an antichrist system!
Love has waxed cold, hate is rampant, and false prophets have morphed from every dark corner proclaiming a multiplicity of deceptive doctrines that can be offered. We are indeed living in the last days!
What’s happened, how did we arrive here? There are many scriptural reasons, let’s look at just one!
Romans 1:24-32 (KJV)
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
The world has lost its grip on biblical reality, it has turned its back on Jesus, it seeks strange idols to worship, searching for answers in human ingenuity, and immorality. This world is a messed up place, 2 Timothy 3:13 predicted that it would wax worse and worse deceiving and being deceived! There is a driving force behind it all, it is the spirit of Antichrist!
As a society we have allowed the immoral to prevail, homosexuality to exist, transgender to become normal, the perverse to reign.
Its old news, a redundancy of daily activities that is seen and heard nightly. Presidential platforms run completely on the backs of special agenda’s message of changing societies to the new modern New World Order way of thinking. It’s a world gone mad, and the problem is that much of so-called Christianity is attempting to adapt instead of remaining separated from world system philosophy and activities!
It’s a negative message in a think and remain positive mentality world. A religious society sinking deeper and deeper in mercy and grace losing all site of judgment. I love mercy and grace, thank God for it; I am a recipient. Without mercy and grace, I would already be in the ashes of my own making.
My problem is, as I study Jeremiah, Daniel, Ezekiel and other Old Testament prophets, then I skip over into the New Testament and I begin perusing Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, the Epistles right on to Revelation, I find many warnings of the coming judgment sandwiched in-between Jesus birth, life, death, and resurrection and His second return to earth! Intertwined in all the warnings and signs is the rapture of the church.
Hosea 4:6 (KJV)
6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
There has never been a day like this hour when it is more important to understand the time we live in. Just as ancient prophets wrote and predicted things to come – the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, for example – just like the disciples and the apostles lived out prophecy, so do we, the end time church lives experiencing the fulfillment of end time prophecy taking place in our daily lives. It is vitally important that we understand – that saints of God understand the day and the hour that we live in.
Yes, there is warnings of coming judgment in prophecy, there is warnings to those not ready – get ready, there are also signs to the bride of Christ, that Jesus is soon to return for the church and there are tremendous promises of last day revival of miracles, signs, and wonders to anticipate and participate in! Knowledge is empowerment!
This is our day, this is our hour! Seize this day for the Glory of the Lord!