Genesis 9:6 “Whoso sheddeth mans blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.”
Proverbs 29:2 “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.”
This post is a grusome; albeit very brief, departure from the normal flow. I’m questioning whether or not it carries benefit, and yet it’s on my heart to place it out here. First of all, an acknowlegment must be issued to Glen Beck of Fox News who has brought to light some historical information that few of us may be aware of. Those of us in the west; especially the citizens of the United States, have a dangerous element in our worldview which cuts across ideological boundaries and is based primarily upon our limited experience. It’s a mentality of “BACK THEN and OVER THERE.” The atrocities of history; even the more recent events, somehow seem afar off and bearing little relevance on the present. The illusion of continuance is dangerous beyond our grasping. If we are truly in the final moments of the age, we should be aware of what this means. It means that the return of Jesus is at the door and he’s coming for a bride without spot and blameless. It also means that events lie before us, which are so horrific, that they’ll surpass all of histories previous seasons of despair.
II Peter 1:10 “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:”
Revelation 13:7 “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Recently I heard a report about police officers who have had to take a life in the line of duty. Virtually all of them report that their lives are forever altered by the incident. “The person who was killed remains with them for the remainer of their days.” Sadly, however, recent history is filled with individuals who were so hardened that the life of another meant nothing to them. On Friday, January 22, Glen Beck featured a documentary entitled “THE REVOLUTIONARY HOLOCAUST: LIVE FREE OR DIE” It featured information on some of the bloodiest regimes in the twentieth century. Some of this information I had never heard about; despite having an interest in historical events. The number of souls lost during these times is staggering and one cannot help but think of the eternal and prophetic issues which have, and are, playing out. Afterwards, I lay awake in bed; my thoughts seeming to almost trip over each other as I sought out a starting point for prayer.
Daniel 8:27 “And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and did the kings business; and was astonished at the vision, but none understood it.”
Profoundly large numerical values tend to circumvent our comprehension. If we hear of a soul perishing at the hands of an assailant in our city, we instantly think of the tragedy and loss that that has transpired. But when this number is in the millions, we cannot fathom it. From a historical and prophetic standpoint, we consider events that either have, or soon will, come to pass, with our theological lens firmly in place; not grasping the scope of the event in terms of souls. The reality of it is that “a million” isn’t just an arbitrary number. It’s 1+1+1+1+1+1+1….until the number 1,000,000 is reached. We’re approaching a time wherein the world situation will be so horrific, that unless Jesus returned at the time appointed, there would not be a single person remaining. The loss of souls will be at a rate unsurpassed by any previous time. DO ANY OF US REALLY UNDERSTAND THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE HOUR? I’m asking myself this and I fear that, too often, my actions do not reflect this urgency. In reflecting back on the atrocities mentioned in this documentary, one cannot help but wonder what the final moments of the age will resemble.
Below are some links that shed light on some of the tyrants of recent history The first link may initially seem an unlikely stop, but a necessary one as it entails an ideology that has resulted in the deaths of untold millions.
THE PLAYWRIGHT IN SPITE OF HIMSELF George Bernard Shaw was a fabien socialist who was born in 1856. The documentary last Friday featured film footage wherein this man detailed his worldview. George Bernard Shaw expressed having no problem with “elinminating” various segments of the population in pursuit of the communist utopian society. “No regard for human life” as an agenda is held in higher esteem than eternal souls. In one of the segments, he expressed high regard for Benito Musselini. (It should be noted that, despite widespread belief to the contrary, the differences between socialism and fascism are minimal. This truth is manifest in the comments by George bernard shaw) It would be easy for one to think that these are just the notions of one given to a worldview that has been effectively discredited, until one considers the bigger picture. There are, at this very moment, people in high places, who believe that the worlds population must be reduced to 500 million. These people are devoting time and funneling financial resources into endeavors designed to bring this about.
STALINS FORCED FAMINE 1932-1933 7,000,000 DEATHS When ideologies and lust for power trump human life, the result can be catastrophic. To stem the tide of nationalism, collective policies were imposed upon the citizens of the Ukraine. Citizens were removed from their farms, Storehouses were raided and the borders of the Ukraine were sealed off. Within a single year, over 7 million Ukranians perished from starvation. Interestingly; at the time of this event, the Ukraine required 10 million bushels of grain per year to sustain its population. In 1932, they had produced over 12 million bushels. Sadly, however, Stalin viewed these people as a “problem” and subsequently initiated policies designed to “starve them into submission.”
MAO TSE TUNG He called it “the great leap forward” but it resulted in the death of seventy million Chinese citizens. It’s sad that we hear of politicians in various venues who hold this man in high esteem; having no understanding of the horrors that played out during his tenure as Chinas head of state. “Seventy million souls!” That’s the equivellant of the entire population of Iran. It also equals the approximate number of abortions that have transpired in the U.S. (depending upon which statistics one adheres to) Chairman Mao once stated that “political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun.”
Note: The above site has a detailed listing of twentieth century tyrants and the numbers of those who perished at their hands. This list includes Saddam Hussein, Pol Pot, Francisco Franco, Shiro Ishii, Slobodan Milosevic, several high ranking officials of Hitlers “Third Reich” and sevral people that most of us have never heard of. This information can be found in the column to the right of the information about Mao Tse Tung.
THE KILLING MACHINE: CHE GUEVARA FROM COMMUNIST FIREBRAND TO CAPITALIST BRAND This guys picture is everywhere, from t-shirts to artwork. His name appears in musical lyrics and a number of public officials have expressed admiration of him. Until the documentary last Friday, I didn’t even know who he was. I had seen the picture and, in my spirit, knew that something was “very very wrong” but I knew not the the story behind Che Guevara. Tens of thousands of Cuban citizens perished at the hands of this loyal follower of Fidel Castro. I’m 45 years old; how did I not know the story behind this guy? Judging by the popularity of his image, it would appear that most others are likewise uninformed. I mean NOBODY would wear a t-shirt that featured a picture of Adolph Hitler. Yet the image of Che Guevara is considered “a fashion statement.”
Every soul who perished at the hands of those who viewed them as “a problem” was fearfully and wonderfully created in the image of God. The initial passage of scripture reveals just how serious it is to take another life. I have actually prayed (fervently) that I would never be in a situation where such a decision would have to be weighed. Even if someone was threatening this family and I were to neutralize them, I wouldn’t be able to handle knowing that the attackers fate had been sealed at my hand. I have no guns in the house and have no plans to ever pursue an agenda of such. My hope is in the Lord Jesus and I keep this family in fervent prayer; knowing that the Lord can sustain us in the most trying of times. (Psalm 91 says it all.)
One more topic is in need of addressing. Last Friday was the 37th anniversary of the Roe Vs Wade decision by the Supreme court which legalized abortion. It was also the day in which testimony in the Scott Roeder trial began. Scott Roeder is the man who gunned down late term abortion doctor George Tiller. This entire case is hard to think about; especially since this doctor had no problem with engaging in “religion” while taking life. (He served as an usher at his church) Taking a life is sin; be it an adult or an unborn child. George Tiller had been threatened many times in the past, and on one occasion, he was shot. Yet he determined that his “service” was worth the risk to himself. When a person holds a “cause” in higher esteem than those who are created in the image of God, it can only bring sorrow and loss. “These are very strange times.”
FAMILY OF ABORTION BUSINESS OWNER IRVING FELDKAMP DIES IN MONTANA PLANE CRASH Irving Feldkamp owns the largest chain of private abortion clinics in the country. These facilities perform more abortions in California than Planned Parenthood. Last March, he lost fourteen family members when their plane crashed in Butte Montana. One of the aspects of this event is worth mentioning. The plane crashed into a cemetary; very close to a monument that had been erected in memory of all the unborn children who have perished from abortion. God is not mocked and while he is very longsuffering, judgment does come. David Meyer offered commentary in the May 2009 issue of the Last trumpet Newsletter. It’s in the final paragraph of the segment entitled “Hells Society.”
Well this is a very long post and it’s time to close. I apolagize for the grusome topic. My prayer is that it will foster a soberness before the Lord, a heart of thanksgiving for all that he has blessed us with, and a greater understanding of the battle before us. Every day, souls are perishing. Whether a land is under the thumb of a tyrant, or peace and safety are having a season, every morning the sun rises on a slightly different population. Some perished during the night while others were born into this fallen place. May we all draw close to Jesus and be about the business of reaching the lost while they are within range.
The February issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter has just been posted, and is entitled THE TRUE STATE OF THE UNION. The lateness of the hour is undeniable; especially when one considers the timings which are pointed out in this letter.
The following link comes from Steve Quayles site and is simply titled WORD FROM INTERCESSOR This was given by one who has chosen to remain anonymous, which may cause some to be skeptical. Yet I would encourage any who stop by here to “prayerfully” consider the information presented in this writing. If we are atuned to the Holy Spirit and grounded in scriptural truth, we’ll know whether or not this is authentic. In these times, there’s simply no substitute for hearing what the Spirit is saying unto the churches.”
Blessings always in Jesus name.
Proverbs 6:16-19 “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.”