Have any of you ever wondered how, considering the current condition of the World and the glaring obvious decay of morality and exaltation of iniquity on a global scale, can we not only as a Nation survive, let alone turn the tide has evil triumphed? As we peer into the looking glass of scripture as our guide for an answer, we must remember this, it surpasses time and space. It is Divinely inspired and is rightly referred to as The WORD of GOD, meaning it is Breathed by The Holy Spirit of God, and as such must be read with His breathing upon us as we read it for it encompasses past, present, and future. For Our God is The One Who Was, and Who IS, and Who Is to Come.
We will look into the Books of Jude, Timothy, Romans, and a few others as we navigate our way through to a better understanding of discerning the times and the dispensation in which we as Followers of Christ find ourselves living in. For such a time as this, God has ordained that we are to Be His Ambassadors of Light in this ever growing darkness.
Just as a Veil hides the spiritual – eternal realm from this natural – temporal plane of existence. God has veiled his plan in plain sight, So that we cannot always “see” with our eyes or lean on our own understanding. He has called us to Watch and Observe, to discern the Times and Seasons He has set and determined. God has had a plan from the very beginning.
So how can God grow His Kingdom at the same time Satan seems to be growing his, this is The GREAT Dichotomy. I would like to start out at the end rather than the beginning, and then re-trace our steps through His Word to encourage and strengthen your Faith, and your Hope as well as to inspire US ALL to action in Love.
In The Book of The Revelation of Jesus Christ in chapters 12-13 The Apostle John tells us of a future scenario of the world; starting in 12:12b…[“But WOE to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.”] Here now we find the enemy of our souls engaged in an age long struggle to destroy as many souls and lives as he can by any means in his arsenal. Lies, Deceptions, manipulated Truth, chaos and confusion all so that He might not only lead people astray, but also because he desires above all things to be worshipped as God. Moving forward to Chapter 13 we find his plan for global supremacy unfolding with the help of world governments (beast) and false prophets (religions). In 13:16 we can find his so called Utopia on earth, “He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.”
So we see Satan, the devil, the beast or Anti-Christ as he is often referred to, is also the same beast that ascends from the Abyss in Revelations chapter 9 his name is Abaddon in Hebrew or Apollyon in Greek his name means Chaos, and from the chaos he brings he institutes his One world system, government, religion, economy (see Nimrod Rising and Spirit of Rebellion). In Chapter 13:10b the Word of God encourages us in this regard “This calls for Patient Endurance and Faithfulness on the part of the saints.” Now many might find this speculative in nature regarding these events. As I stated above I want to peer into the looking glass of Gods Word to rightly divide and to discern the Word of Truth. The GREAT Dichotomy as Satan is undeniably advancing his dark New World Order/Old World Agenda, all hope is not lost. Lets look a little closer at prophetic declarations and see where we might find ourselves presently.
Jude 17-23a admonishes us as such, ” But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of Our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. They said to you [“In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires. These are the men who divide you, who follow mere natural (carnal) instincts and do not have the Spirit. But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most Holy Faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. Be merciful to those who doubt; SNATCH others from the FIRE and SAVE them…”
2Timothy 3:1-13 “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self control, brutal, not lovers of good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God…so also these men oppose the truth–men of depraved minds,…In fact everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
Romans 1:18-32 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities-His eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator-who is forever praised. Amen Because of this God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant, and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
We would be right in our thinking that this IS the days we are living in. God’s WORD is TRUTH and it is everlasting, they are Eternal. So what is God doing in the midst of the spread of iniquity? He is not idle nor is He slack in accomplishing His Great Commission “To GO into All the world” to teach and make Disciples and Baptize in The Name (HaShem) of The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit Three in ONE. As mentioned above in Revelation and in Jude; we as disciples of Christ must possess a Patient Endurance, and we must be willing to stand firm and in boldness be willing to Snatch some from the fire of eternal damnation, meaning we must build ourselves up in our Most Holy Faith to be fully equipped and empowered by the Holy Spirit to rescue, restore, and redeem as many as would be saved. As Jesus told His disciples in the Book of Acts 1:8 “But you will receive POWER when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and YOU WILL be My witnesses.” He has given us the greatest tool in which to Evangelize the world around us, our homes, our market places, and communities.
God is moving across the globe right now and the gates of hell are not prevailing (contrary to popular perception) , as multitudes are coming to Christ, believing and being baptized in His GREAT Name. The GREAT Dichotomy is this; were sin abounds GRACE does MUCH MORE abound Romans 5:20; a great harvest of souls is sweeping across planet earth, soon and very soon a Trumpet blast will sound for that harvest to be gathered into God’s storehouse. This rapture as it is known is our gathering together to meet with Christ in the air, while the world in its depravity is given over to the Father of Lies, for a short period of time. As this Dispensation of Grace (time of the Gentiles) comes to a conclusion; Let us urge one another on in the Love of God, He demonstrated through Christ Jesus showing for us as an example to reach out to a lost and desperate dying world, to save some.
In closing, Romans 10:13-15 charges us “for Everyone who calls on the Name of The Lord will be saved. How, then, can they call on the One they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the One of whom they have not heard ? And how can they hear without someone preaching (declaring, witnessing, testifying) to them? And how can they preach if they are not sent? Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of Christ , that is The Testimony that Jesus is the Christ, The Messiah and we all have an Anointing to make Him known.
Let us Keep Our Eyes fixed steadfastly upon Him Who IS the Author and Perfecter of Our FAITH.