Commentary By: Gordon King
The world is becoming a darker place as the clock continues to speed up, even today as I write this post the clock has changed, it has moved not only in seconds but in hours ahead of time (day light savings). This is how fast time is now moving, by leaps and bounds, heading faster and faster towards the rapture of the church, the Tribulation period, and the Great Day of the Lord!
‘ “For behold, the day is coming,
Burning like an oven,
And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble.
And the day which is coming shall burn them up,”
Says the Lord of hosts,
“That will leave them neither root nor branch.
2 But to you who fear My name
The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
3 You shall trample the wicked,
For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet
On the day that I do this,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
4 “Remember the Law of Moses, My servant,
Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel,
With the statutes and judgments.
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
6 And he will turn
The hearts of the fathers to the children,
And the hearts of the children to their fathers,
Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” ‘
What is soon coming upon the world will be the darkest hours for mankind, they will be years full of fear, anxiety, hatred, and confusion. They will bring with them an evil which we have never before seen on earth! Yet, they will last for only a little while, but that little while will seem to last for an eternity to those dwelling in the world.
In that day the Lord will rain down His wrath upon the wicked, He shall pay retribution for those rebelling against Him. The Lord is a patient God, yet His patience will not last forever, and there is soon coming a time when He will exact His righteous vengeance upon those who continue to rebel. It shall be a time like no other, a time when man will plead to die but cannot, a time when man will attempt to hide from God but cannot! A time when man will seek the wicked and evil even though he knows that he is in rebellion and will endure God’s mighty wrath, not desiring to change his ways, succumbing to the sway of the evil one.
This is what the world is now facing, not only the intense wrath of God upon a wicked world, but also the wrath of Satan against all of mankind! Satan is a deceiver and an imposter, he is an imitator of what is holy and righteous, yet twists the truth into lies and false doctrines. He changes what God has ordained, and he attempts to change the hearts of men by his wicked schemes.
So now here we are, just minutes away, in the last hour, actually I believe the last remaining minutes of life as we know it. Times are not only moving at break neck speeds they are actually changing! Right before our very eyes we can see the spiritual world hard at work in our physical dimension. It can be a very scary reality if we are not grounded in the word of God, if we have not placed our faith, our trust, and our life in the hands of an Almighty God, Jesus Christ!
Know this, that if you are a born again child of the living God of the universe, Jesus Christ, then you have nothing to fear, however, if you have never been saved, if you are of this world, then you have much to fear! For the good Lord is quickly coming with a vengeance! Our time is short, but so is Satan’s and he knows it. He will exact terrible atrocities upon the world and those living in it.
After God’s wrath has been poured out upon the world then He shall come riding victoriously on a white horse with His army of saints, putting an end to the wickedness and evil in the world. He will come to rule with a rod of iron for a thousand years! He shall turn swords into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks. The lion shall lie with the lamb, and the Lamb of God will come in as a roaring Lion!
This is where we now stand, at the precipice of time, a time of great decision, a time like no other in the history of mankind. This is no time to sleep, no time to be weary, but rather a time to be wide awake, a time to discern and be aware of what is now happening in the world and to the world!
And while Satan and his evil minions attempt to bring us down with them, we can stand firm in our faith and beliefs of Jesus Christ, knowing that He is with us always, that He will never forsake us, and that we have already won the victory! Although we have many battles to fight along the way, our Lord and His mighty angels stand at our side, they go out before us, they stand to our left, and they stand to our right, they are above us and behind us, and they stand perched upon the hills overlooking us!
Know just where you are in time, know where you are going, and know just who you serve! The only way out of all of this mess is by repenting of your sins and accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior! It’s the only way out!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!