Commentary By: Gordon King
Are we in the midst of a reprieve or is it merely an illusion? Has the world slowed down in its erratic and chaotic behavior, perhaps even come to its senses just a bit?
The good Lord just may have given us just a bit of a reprieve in order for us to come to our senses, to turn from our wicked ways and repent, to put Him above all things, to follow Him first and foremost.
However, after saying that I must say that I do not believe that things have actually slowed down nor has the world come to its senses one iota! While it may seem that the world is in a bit of a calm the storm is brewing and there is plenty going on behind the scenes, things which have been in the works for a very long time.
So then, why does it seem that things have calmed down in the world? Why is it that things just don’t seem so bad to most? The answer is that the world has gone through so much chaos and confusion during this past decade that any momentary pause will give the illusion that things are going to be ok, that everything is working its way out. Well, things are working their way out, but perhaps not as most of the world believes that they will!
Opposition to President Trump is still high, the Middle East is still a powder keg waiting to explode, Islamic radicals continue on with their rampages and threats to the world, economic security is at high risk, religious freedoms are hanging in the balance, and natural disasters threaten millions of lives. These things are have not lessened in intensity but rather have picked up steam and intensified. Like a boiler building up steam and pressure, it may seem quiet, like all is well, but with the heat intensifying its only a matter of time before it explodes, and when this happens all of hell will break loose!
Have you ever heard the phrase “The calm before the storm”? That’s all this is, the calm before the storm, a momentary period of relative calm before the storm unleashes its power upon the world. Many may think that I am crazy or that I am being a “chicken little”, running around yelling “the sky is falling, the sky is falling”! When in reality I am neither of these two things, but warning of things soon to come! You can take heed to these warnings or you can ignore them and brush them off as ridiculously absurd, that’s your choice!
How many of you are believers in Jesus Christ? And as believers do you not also believe what scripture tells us to be the truth? Do you believe all of scripture or only bits and pieces which fit your lifestyle? If you are an unbeliever in Jesus Christ, then how do you believe that things will just work their way out? What hope do you have in a world gone mad? Is your hope in the government, or is it in evolution? Or perhaps it’s in aliens, the hope that aliens will come to earth and rescue us from this insanity? And if you place your hope in any of these things then you have greater faith than I do! You either place your faith in man or you place your faith in theories which have not been proven to be true, that takes Great faith! And if there are aliens as many people believe, then where did they come from, were they created beings or did they also come from slime?! I actually know where they came from and it’s not a good place, its evil, dark, and demonic!
Scripture tells us plain and clearly that the end times will be like no other, that things will increasingly get worse until the second coming of the Messiah. Scripture also gives us signs and warnings of the end times, the last days, and bible prophecy is coming to pass right before our very eyes! You would have to be blind not to see it!
The number one prophecy which ignites this end time period will be the reunited state of Israel, and that happened in 1948! How much longer could it be?!
I am not writing this post to scare anyone, although maybe that’s what many people need, but to inform you that while things may seem to have quieted down a bit, they surely have not stopped and have actually intensified! Perhaps you are a believer who is sensitive to the spiritual, sensitive to the world around you, and able to sense that things are not right, things are way out-of-place and changing, that there are now forces covering up the darkness, covering up the lies and the deception in an attempt to lead others down the wrong path. I don’t know about you, but I can sense these things, I can sense the evil spirits hard at work, I can sense them attempting to take out the good and replace it with evil!
My point is that we must not rest on our laurels, we must continue on with the Lord’s work, continue on with becoming more like Christ, and continue on with building our relationship with God! When the times get tough the tough get going, but when times are easy many rest upon their laurels. Do not slack in any good thing, and even though you may not know exactly what is happening in the world around you, know this, that God is true to all of His words, He cannot lie, and what He says will happen will happen!
Remember what Jesus told us, that the end times will be like a pregnant woman in travail, as if in labor pains. What happens during labor pains, they come and go, with brief periods of calm and rest, then they come again yet with greater intensity, this cycle continues in frequency and intensity until the child is born, or until Christ comes again! Isn’t this what Christ told us would happen in the end times? And say it isn’t so now! It most certainly is, more of the signs happening, more often, and with greater intensity!
Keep your faith, remain strong, hold fast to what is true, listen to the Holy Spirit within and follow His lead, know that God is with you! He is your helper and comforter.
And if you are not yet saved I strongly urge you to get saved now! Your time is short, we are living in the last days!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!