Invasion of the LoonsNovember 29, 2007
Psalm 73:25-28 “Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. For lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed them all that go a whoring from thee. But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works.
Yesterday on the other blog, I linked to a report that detailed the correllations between our governments pressuring the Israelis to exchange land for peace and natural disasters that followed each incident in which this transpired. The most notable incident of all was the Israeli pullout from Gaza. On the day following the completion of this forced retreat, a tropical depression formed south of Bermuda which, four days later, slammed into Louisiana and Mississippi as Hurricane Katrina. I guess I should link to the report here as it’s quite interesting.
While reading this, I was reminded of the chaotic situation facing the residents of New Orleans in the aftermath of this storm. Most of us remember the images of stranded residents on housetops, lawlessness gripping the areas still above water and residents banding together at the Superdome and convention center for protection from the chaotic situations that had developed. For several days, we were granted a “snapshot” of what societal breakdown looks like and it would appear that the majority are ill-prepared to be confronted by a collapse in the status quo. For this reason, I refer to the “familiar verse of the day:”
Luke 21:26 Mens hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”
One can only imagine a Katrina-like senario on a national scale. (This post should probably be on the other blog) Recently, CNN aired a piece in which they pondered such an event. They brought forth a senario in which a cyber-attack on the countrys power grid leaves large sections of the nation without power for weeks or months. At first, the report stated, it would be an inconvenience. As time elapsed, however, this inconvenience would quickly escalate into chaos. Commerce would grind to a halt, no power would be available to pump gas leaving everyone stranded “on location” stores would quickly run out of goods, panic would set in as no relief was even on the horizon, and suddenly it’s “Welcome to Loonville!” An instinctive survival mentality would cause otherwise very neighborly people to commit unimaginable atrocities on others as they find themselves in a situation that they never anticipated.
Such an occurance is very possible; even if we set aside scripture for a moment. In the CNN piece (which sounded more like something that would be heard on Coast to Coast or Alex Jones) they talked with representatives of a firm that tests the cyber-security of large corporations and government agencies. In other words they try to “break through” their security systems as to reveal weaknesses. The reporter asked “what is your success rate for breaking in?” Without hesitation, the representative said “100 percent.” They never encountered a security system that they were unable to compromise. In short, we can expect unimaginable upheaval ahead, and in light of scripture, we “know” that increasingly perilous times await us.
For the saints; born of the Spirit and looking for the return of Jesus, this should not be a troubling time, but rather a time of drawing close to Jesus coupl;ed with soulwinning. One thing that’s frustrating is that the status quo offers up a false sense of peace and safety. Folks go about their daily routine oblivious to matters of eternal significance or their need for a Savior. Many will listen to us and respond with “Oh don’t be such a doomsdayer” or “They’ve been saying these things for years” and, upon occasion, “Does this shirt make me look fat?” Every distraction under the sun to keep themselves from pondering their eternal destination.
But in times of upheaval, when the wheels of the chariots of Egypt fly off and it all comes crashing down, the truth that everyone needs is suddenly center stage. Tomorrow is not a promise that the flesh can deliver on. This life is ever so temporal and when a persons final moment could be lurking around every corner, they discover that the cares of this life appear trivial at best. I’m convinced that in times of upheavel, many of those seeds which we were certain fell by the wayside will bear fruit at the most unexpected times. This is why patience is such an important aspect as priceless souls are residing all around.
Of course, in terms of prophetic fulfilment, such chaos will also be a mechanism for the man of sin to bring to fruition his world government as those without Jesus cry out for some resemblance of stability. Instead of trading land for piece, they’ll trade their souls for a loaf of bread by “receiving” a mark. I know that in recent weeks, I’ve been on this hobby horse (as Pastor Gibson used to call a dominant theme) but these are very “VERY dangerous times and our adversary is actively seeking whom he may devour. I’m really desiring to type out II Thessalonians 2:1-12, but I’m trying to cut down on post size as to not cause any to suffer from “Blogger Fatigue.” So I’ll go to another “familiar but astonishing” passage instead.
Revelations 9:20-21 “And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”
This is incredible. Despite the collapsing of everything around them, many will cleave to that which is unable to deliver. But for those whose spiritual eyes are finally opened, we’ll have to be close to Jesus and ready to bring them along. (II Timothy 2:25) I’m noticing a remarkable thing at work. There are a few who seem to be waking up to the truth that our country is in a perilous situation. (Nine trillion dollars of debt, over 45 million abortions, and a policy of pressuring the children of Israel to surrender land that God promised to the seed of Abraham will result in a nation finding itself in a perilous situation) And while I would fervently love to take a buyout, move west, and street preach with Richard (I have not flown this idea past my wife yet) I’m probably right where I need to be.
Philippians 4:11 “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”
Well, once again, I wasn’t planning to post today. We never know what a day holds in store but the Lord sees the end from the beginning. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever. So until next time, I wish to all a blessed day in Jesus.