Commentary By: Gordon King
What we see happening in the world today are signs of the times my friends. Signs of the closeness of Christ’s return! But the world is oblivious just as in the days of Noah!
The world fears the beginning of World War 3 and they believe that President Trump just may ignite it, that the tensions in the world are due to President Trump, they blame him for the tensions with Iran. I’m not so sure they are fearing a war as much as they just hate President Trump! Let us not forget that it was the Iranian government that began this hatred of the Western world back in 1979, its not a new thing!
On November 4th of 1979 Islamic militants took control of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran taking 52 American hostages. They overthrew the then current Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and his government which was friendly to America and the Western world. This is when it all started, this is when the radical Shiite Muslims of Iran became hostile towards America, Israel, and the Western world. How do I know and remember this? I was there!
In 1979 I was part of a U.S. Naval task force, an expeditionary force sent to the Persian Gulf in order to free our American hostages. But sadly and unfortunately we lost 8 marines when a helicopter crashed into another aircraft. I remember that Jimmy Carter was president and he then called off the operation. As part of that military expedition we were deeply saddened at the loss of American lives, of our brothers in arms, and we were just as saddened and furious at the government for calling off the operation, especially after these brave men gave their lives!
Islamic radicals hate us and they want to see us dead! They call us (America) the Great Satan and Israel the Little Satan. I really don’t understand how people living in this world can support Islam when it is being used for terror, hatred, and aggression. But this is the way of the world, people have been brainwashed into believing lies, into believing that there is such a people group called Palestinians, when in fact they never have existed! However, the world supports them and their cause, they support dividing the land that God gave to the Jews, in creating a Palestinian State, when we all know what would happen if it ever was, just take a look at the Gaza Strip!!! I don’t want to be the one to support such a thing, I would never on my life support dividing the land that God has given to the Jews, for it is God’s land and the City of Jerusalem is God’s City!
This Iranian aggression against the United States of America and Israel is not a new thing, it wasn’t started by President Trump nor will it end with him either! No, the bible tells us that Iran will in fact attack Israel along with Russia, Turkey, and it’s allies in a war known as the Ezekiel 38 War. It’s coming and I believe soon!
The tensions in the world are escalating just as the bible told us they would. Wars and rumors of wars abound, this is to be expected just before the return of Jesus Christ, He told us it would happen so we shouldn’t be surprised when we see it happening!
People of the world fear World War 3, but what they should be fearing is the end of their life without knowing God! What they should fear is being cast into the Lake of Fire and hell forever! Make no mistake World War 3 is coming and it will come with a vengeance. But I don’t believe that its coming yet, I don’t believe that it will happen until after the Tribulation period begins, in fact most likely at the end, at the battle of Armageddon. Could it happen sooner? Sure it could, no one really knows.
Do we stand behind a president that is not afraid to oppose evil and aggression in the world? Or do we support and stand behind a president who cowers down to aggression and actually supports it as Obama did, who BTW also had an antichrist spirit?! We can fear repercussions for doing the right thing, such as moving our U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem when the world was against it, or we can support doing it regardless because it is the right thing to do, the godly thing to do! We can support our president for standing up against Iran when they kill our citizens or we can cower down and rebel against it. We can stand up as a people, as a nation and fight against those who say that they want to kill us and take actions to do it, or we can sit back and allow them to!
The point is my friends sooner or later we will be governed by those that oppose us as Christians. We have a president that supports us now, but he will not be president forever, and when a Progressive liberal steps into office then all bets are off! They have an antichrist spirit, a spirit that seeks world domination, a one world government, a new world order, a government which will one day be headed by the Antichrist. If you think that we’ve seen persecution of Christians in America then think again, it’s coming! We’ve only seen a mere taste of what is in store for those that follow Jesus Christ.
Persecution of both Christians and Jews is on the rise, there is a growing hatred of both groups throughout the world, growing tensions against them, and we were told that it would happen and it is! If you don’t believe me then just read the book of Revelation!
Increase wars and rumors of wars are here now, increased persecution and hatred of both Christians and Jews are here now, tensions in the world are rising. Yet, with all of these things happening most people seem oblivious to it. They carry on with their lives as if all were normal, just as in the days of Noah! They continue on eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage. Jesus said in Matthew 24 that “they did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be”, what did He mean by this?
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.“
I believe that Jesus was talking about the rapture of the church! Notice that He talks about one being taken and one left, and watch therefore for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. This must be the rapture of the church, for if it was His second coming then we would know about it, we will know the timing, plus we will see many signs in the heavens above.
So what’s my point? My point is that just before the rapture of the church people were living their lives just as normal, just as they always have, even though we have many, many signs to show us the closeness of Christ’s return, just as we have believers preaching to the world that Jesus Christ is coming soon both for the church and His second coming. It wasn’t until the flood actually came that they knew that the Lord had taken Noah and his family to safety, so it must be the same at the rapture of the church! Even though they are being told by believers now they don’t believe it, it won’t be until the church is raptured out of here that they will actually know. One will be taken and one will be left! If this were the second coming of Christ then people sure wouldn’t be living as they are now, this is at the end of the Tribulation period, the time of God’s wrath, the time of the Antichrist, a very terrible and horrible time to be alive on earth, who would be eating, drinking, and marrying as they always have?!
This is the way of the world now, people are living their lives as usual, as normal, nothing going on here, just stand back and carry on! Until one day, one day soon, the good Lord will come with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and then they will know!
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.“
God bless my friends! Maranatha!