Commentary By: Gordon King
The world is literally at the brink of destruction! Wars are flaring up, threats of wars are on the rise, the fear of a nuclear holocaust is in the air, nation is rising against nation, diseases once before unheard of are threatening the lives of millions with no cures in sight, severe droughts of biblical proportions are striking the earth while food supplies are dwindling and being threatened, disastrous earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and super storms are ravaging cities, towns, and villages across the globe. Immorality is the “norm” of the day. Evil is not only increasing, it is becoming good, and good is becoming evil, while the twisting of the truth is a common occurrence!
Yet, even with all of this happening, and right in their very own backyard, millions of people continue on with their hedonistic lifestyle, as if all were well! Carnival! The secular world’s answer to the ills of the day! Pleasure seekers, mockers and scoffers, atheists, and those worshiping false gods, coming together in unity in rebellion against the One who created them!
And many will say: “Just because these people are celebrating doesn’t mean that they are rebelling against God!”
And I say: “Oh really? Have you even seen what these people are doing? Most wearing nothing but a few feathers, many wearing nothing at all exposing themselves to the world, exhibiting ungodly behaviors. Worshiping false gods and idols, tell me it isn’t so! Drunkenness, lewd behaviors, immorality, sin, sexual innuendos, all blasphemy against God Almighty!”
Carnival represents the spirit of antichrist! It is a celebration of the world system and all that it represents. It is ungodly, unholy, and unpure! Don’t believe me? Then google it yourself!
Many will fall victim to the lures of this worldly tradition, seeking out what is the antithesis of God Almighty Himself!
What will it take to wake people of the world up?! Will it take nuclear annihilation? World-wide starvation? Or perhaps never before heard of natural disasters on a scale which we have never seen before? Of course, we all know that a disease epidemic such as the Zika Virus will not wake them up!
The last days will come difficult or perilous times, do we see this now?
2 Timothy 3:1-5
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! “
“For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.“
It just blows my mind that millions of people will risk getting the Zika Virus by not wearing any clothing, or very little at best! The World Health Organization has warned people in these areas to wear long pants, and long shirts. Instead, they would rather submit to their gods and false idols in a hedonistic worship celebration!
There is still much we don’t yet know about the Zika Virus, such as just what all of the symptoms are, how it is spread, and how severe the linked birth defects are. And as of yet there is no know cure or vaccination, and probably won’t be for years!
Not only are these people placing themselves at risk, many of them have traveled from foreign countries and may just bring the virus back with them! This disease is a significant crisis, and one which could ignite into a world-wide disaster very quickly!
These people are so drawn to pleasure-seeking, drunkenness, and lewd conduct and behavior that they cannot see the forest through the trees! And isn’t this how sin is? When you are in the middle of it, it’s like a frog in a pot of water, the heat is slowly increased until the frog boils to death! Sin is the same way, it slowly kills until it is too late!
This is a major sign folks, a sign of the end times, the last days! It plays a very significant role in end time events and the fulfilling of prophecy spoken of by Jesus Christ and by the apostle Paul.
Morality and what is good has been on a sharp decline in the world over the past several decades, actually since the 1960’s, and immorality and what is evil in the world has simultaneously been on a sharp rise! The following diagram is a good way to view this and makes it easier to comprehend.
The place in the middle where the lines cross represent a balance between both good and evil in the world, and I believe that we have already crossed over that line! The world has become more evil and wicked than it is good, and this will continue on the trajectory shown in the diagram! The evil will keep going up until it’s completely off the chart, and the good will continue to decrease in the world until it is difficult to find, and maybe close to impossible once the Tribulation period has begun!
This is where the world is headed, and they can’t even see it! Perhaps if they looked at this diagram it would make some sense to them! But I doubt it very much, at least not for most of them.
1 Corinthians 2:14
“ But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.“
The only way out of all this mess is through the blood of Jesus Christ! He is the way, the life, and the truth. Amen.
The lost need our prayers, they need to see Christ in us, through us, and all around us. Then perhaps they will learn wisdom and understanding!
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.“
Good Lord Almighty, may You strengthen all of Your children, giving us courage to withstand, wisdom and understanding to do what is righteous and holy, and the heart to love as You first loved us! May You soften the hearts of the lost, and remove the scales from their eyes so that they too may know You! Pour out Your Spirit O God, make Yourself known to all flesh, that they might turn from their wicked ways and acknowledge You as their Lord and Savior! Amen.
God bless my friends! Maranatha!