WHAT IS HAPPENING?
ARE WE ACCOMPLICES OR OPPOSITION?
Terrorism is Abundant in this world. Buildings are being burnt, looted, and even in the neighborhood that the original protesters live. Surely, the terrorists that infiltrated the protestos were the ones committing such violence. Statues of former Confederate leaders are destroyed, yet the terroists are also seeking to destroy the statues of leaders of the northern army, and the president that signed the law abolishing slavery, and who sent the armies to free them.
We, as Christians, are concerned, but need not fret that the Lord is not in control. These things are part of prophetic fulfilment. The devil is at war with Christians. His human cohorts want to destroy us. California has outlawed singing in churches, but allow it many other places. They limit congregations to one fourth of a churches capacity, or 100 people whichever is less. We are seeing this terrorism is aided by some government leaders. The statues the terrorists want to destroy include statues of our Lord and Savior, Jesus.
Some may be ‘fainting’ in fear and ignorance of what God is allowing. We must be anxious to be of aid to those within our own ranks who are weak in battle. We cannot think we are the only one who is important in the battle. Surely, the Lord will win the ultimate battle anyhow, but we must seek to keep the most warriors in the battle for the Lord, because He so desires such.
"And for My sake, hath labored and not fainted."
We are in God's army, and we will see victory as long as we don't surrender to the enemy:
"And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet, fear not, neither be fainthearted... Thus saith the Lord God, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass."
The media and political pundits have for the most part been ignoring what is going on in this battle against Christianity. How much further is it going to go?
First, what is happening?
The devil is preparing the world for the introduction of the Antichrist:
2 Thessalonians 2:6-10 (KJV)
And now ye know what withholdeth that he (the antichrist) might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he (the church) who now letteth will let, until he (the church) be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked (the antichrist) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming: Even him (the antichrist), whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Many attempts and guesses have been hazarded by persons in the church age as to who this antichrist is, but these attempts are not only futile, but are unwise. Our gaze is supposed to be for the Lord Jesus. We are to look for Him, not for the Antichrist.
When we see the terrorism come against the church, do not look for the antichrist, rather know Jesus ic coming to rapture (catch out of harms way) the church.
This antichrist will be inhabited by a demon that will return from the abyss to inhabit him. Once, that same demon lived out of the abyss:
Revelation 17:8 (KJV)
The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
In John's day, the demon was in the abyss. This demon will drive the Antichrist to do his great conquests. Ten kingdoms will let him rule them. He will need to conquer only three of them. He will perform "lying wonders" and signs to confirm a lie. II Th.2:10) Too easily are even Christians watching only for signs and wonders. We must heed the oft-warning of the Lord to beware of some signs and wonders. The devil also uses lying signs to deceive.
The devil wants to terrorize we Christians in this time, and when we suddenly disappear in the rapture, the ones left behind are trained to anti-Christian, so they easily covert to worship of the antichrist.
Revelation 13:4 (KJV)
And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
The inferred answer to that question above, is that there is no one, no nation able to withstand the military might of this ruler of Syria-Iraq. Once Russia and the United States are negated by the war that starts the tribulation, the antichrist will rise to power, within the first three years of the tribulation.
Revelation 13:7 (KJV)
...and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
This antichrist is likely a man, currently in Tyre, gaining wealth and popularity. He is a Syrian Jew, who will step forward following the defeat of Russia in the first war of the tribulation. That war between the U.S. and Russia will have killed over a billion people. The U.S.A. will lose that war, and an almost totally and greatly weakened Russia, seeing that the U.S.A. cannot any longer defend Israel–will decide to take Israel as a spoil.
Russia will send its army to invade Israel. "Gog" who leads the armies of Russia against Israel at the beginning of the tribulation, may be called the Antichrist--but his defeat will bring the emergence of the real Antichrist.
To defend itself, Israel explodes atomic weapons in the atmosphere, and the Russian bodies fall upon the mountains of Israel. Five sixths of the Russian army dies. It takes 7 months before they can start to bury the dead, because of the radioactivity.
During that 7 months, the Antichrist, the second leader of this Syria-Iraq nation, now about to be formed, will begin forming alliances. We can see now why the nation of the Antichrist will be considered the super power of that day.
Both the shiites and the sunni of Islam believe in a Mahdi, even though a Mahdi is not mentioned in the Quran. They believe that this Mahdi will precede the prophet Isa (Jesus) who comes at the end of the world. Islam believes that a ‘jesus’ will return to earth. This ‘jesus’ will come to kill all who do not accept Mohammed, and their ‘god’, Alah. All Christians will be killed who do not convert, and this ‘jesus’ will deny any atoning death that we know the true Jesus has done for us.
So the devil is using his cohorts to make the world of sinners hate Christians, ant the Lord Jesus.
The Mahdi is supposed to be a descendant of Muhammad, from his daughter Fatimah. He was to have been born in 868 in Medina, Saudi Arabia. He is believed to be still alive, in hiding deep within a well, since he was five years old. He is supposed to be tall, with facial features like Muhammed, with fair complexion, broad forehead, and a prominent nose.
This Mahdi is supposed to precede the coming of their ‘Isa’ (jesus). A loud call from the heavens signals the Mahdi’s appearance. He then wins their ‘armageddon’ war, and then their ‘jesus’ returns. This is all false heresy, a lie the devil would like to believe himself. The ‘truth and justice’, that they say then entails, amounts to the mass murder of all Jews and Christians. This is a pipe dream of the devil, believed by millions. There are some ‘so called Christians’ who are entering into this deception, and trying to make their Mahdi and jesus to be like unto our Elijah and the true Jesus.
This deceiving one, the second ruler of the nation of Syria-Iraq, will be temporarily accepted by the Jews as the Messiah:
John 5:43 (KJV)
I am come in My Father's name, and ye receive Me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
Many religions will receive him. Apostate Christians who did not go in the rapture will accept him a Christ-reincarnated. Moslems may accept him as their great prophet, and the New Age will accept him as their promised great leader. The other religions accept him as a promised prophet.
Midway through the tribulation, the antichhrist goes into the temple at Jerusalem and has the false prophet set up a statue of him in the Holy of Holies. Anyone who goes before it and does not worship it is killed by it. Many Jews will realize at that time that he is not their Messiah, and they will flee to Petra. He tries to drown them while they flee, but the earth opens and swallows the water. There is a city in Iraq, built with the stones of the original Babylon, and awaiting a ruler to rule from it. The stated plan for that yet empty city, is that it is awaiting the time when one ruler will rule the whole of Arab peoples. The Bible indicates the antichrist will choose to rule from it for the first half of the tribulation. The last 3 ½ years of the tribulation, he rules from Jerusalem.
After terrorizing for seven years, he is puffed up in pride and returns back to Israel with the plan to wipe out every Jew. The Jews in Petra have realized by this time that Jesus is the real Messiah and call out for Jesus to return to save them. Jesus does return with us, the saints, and the battle of Armageddon ensues. Jesus does return with us, the saints, and the battle of Armageddon ensues. The Antichrist and the False Prophet are thrown into the Lake of Fire--1000 years before the other sinners are taken from hell and put there.
The anti-Christian terrorism of today is a sign this is about to occur, we are soon to be raptured. So, we are to finish our work here, and watch for Jesus to lift us out of harms way, and be taken to heaven, out of harms way.
We do not rejoice in seeing the antichrist about to be revealed, but he will not be revealed till after the rapture of the church. So, in seeing things of hatred and terroism against Christianity, assures us the rapture is soon to come. Need we despair? Need we hide and act like these things are devastating to the Christians? No !!! We pray for this world, we preach the Bible prophecy that alerts us to Jesus’ return, and preach a salvation message to the world before it is too late.
Luke 21:28 (KJV) And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
The cohorts of the devil are beginning the stirring up of some to hate us. The devils are scared to the max, and they are desperate.
LET US NOT BE ACCOMPLICES OR VICTIMS. We are in the time we will see the culmination of our ministry, we shall soon rise into the clouds and see our Savior, Jesus. During this time of terrors in the world, we will also see a revival, as Jesus gets us ready for His coming.