Hello, and welcome to Faith is Hope,
Attacks. All throughout the bible and throughout history there are those who are attacked and those who do the attacking. It’s nothing new, even the majority of the reasons are the same. Land, possessions, money, riches, faith, beliefs, there’s really nothing new under the sun. People have been attacking people ever since Cain and Abel. But what’s going on right now, is different. I can’t remember any time in history when people, nations, and the world attacked a person’s faith, religion, and God the way it is now. SO WHAT’S CHANGED?
Well, the short answer is time. Look, you may not want to see, or face what is going on all around you and the world. You can stick your head in the sand, so you don’t have to look at it, but I’ve got news for you. Just because you don’t want to see what’s happening, what’s coming, doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen or that it’s going to stop somewhere. You go ahead, stick your head in the sand, because all you’re doing is giving the world a good target, and it is going to kick your butt.
So here it is. The end of this age is coming, and there’s nothing any of us can do to stop it. You can’t run from it, and you can’t hide from it, but we can accept God’s gift of salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ, and not worry about it. Think of it like this. The world is the Titanic, satan is the iceberg, and Jesus is the lifeboat. The world has run smack dab into satan, and it’s sinking. Now you can either get in the lifeboat, try swimming in the freezing water, which won’t last long, or sink to the bottom of the ocean. Which in this case is hell.
The world as we know it, is going to come to an end. It won’t be by climate change, flooding, or any other fear-mongering existential threat that rich elites and governments keep throwing in your face. God determined this day before he even created the heavens and the earth. So don’t you think God knows how it’s going to end? You’d rather listen to some man, or some government whose only interest is power, money, and control; over God? Well, you might as well jump ship now, cause this isn’t gonna end well for those who put their faith in themselves, and others instead of God. Our God is a jealous God, and he doesn’t want us to put anything before him in our lives. No other gods, governments, or people, not even ourselves.
The world as it is right now is going to attack you, because of your faith, your beliefs, or your religion. If you don’t fall in line. If you don’t accept what the world says, then it’s coming after you. And that’s a fact. Because satan, the world, doesn’t want law and order. God created the natural order of things. He gave us his commandments, laws, ordinances, and statutes. So, for satan to become god, he has to destroy everything God created.
God rejoined in marriage what he separated in the beginning. God separated women from men and created two complete people. Opposite of each other is yet equal in the eyes of God. But if you speak out against gays or other sexual immoralities the world attacks you. If you stand up against anything that the world preaches then you are a racist, a fascist, a nazi, homophobic, xenophobic, transphobic and the list just keeps growing.
You know what, I don’t care if the world says I’m all these things or calls me all sorts of names. I don’t care what the world says or does. Because I know where the world is heading. I’d rather be labeled by the world as an enemy than be sentenced by God as an unrepentant sinner.
The time is now. The clock is ticking down. You don’t have tomorrow, because none of us are guaranteed tomorrow. We’re given today, and you had better take advantage of this time and ask Jesus Christ into your life. Jesus asked, if you knew the exact day and hour a thief would break into your house, wouldn’t you be there to keep watch? But none of us knows when our house may be broken into, or when we may be killed, or die. And no one but God the Father knows the moment of Christ’s return. But we need to be awake. We need to be watching the seasons and the signs given to us throughout the bible.
The visions I’ve been given aren’t to tell you when these things are going to happen. They’re to tell you that it is going to happen. But you don’t have to believe me. Look around, see with your own eyes, hear with your own ears. Do you think that the world is full of warm fuzzies, rainbows, and unicorns? This world is tearing itself apart at the seams. The people are killing and destroying themselves and each other on a scale never before seen.
Now here’s the good news. This world, these nations, and our bodies are all a part of this age. And this age is ending. This world as we know it is ending. The nations of the world as we know them are going to end. Our bodies as we know them now are going to end, but not our spirit, our soul. 1st Corinthians 15: 50-54 “I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Behold! I tell you the mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For the perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
So how do we put on the imperishable, the immortality? 2nd Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away, behold the new has come. When you accept Jesus Christ, as your Lord and Savior. When you ask for forgiveness and accept his gift of salvation, you are made imperishable. Not here on earth, but in heaven.
They couldn’t save the Titanic after it hit that iceberg. And you can’t save your physical body from the coming of the end of this age. But you can still get in the lifeboat.
Hey, I’m Dave – Join me next time when I talk about “Watching The Seasons” – and until then, I’ll see you at the Rest Area.