If the Spirit of the Lord abides with yours, whether dead or alive, no matter the Rapture’s timing, you’ll be "caught up" and be part of it.
As God has done throughout human historical existence, He has sent and delivered announcements as to His intentions regarding salvation, redemption, and spiritual reconciliation. The coming End Times are no different. In fact, there are as many prophesies collectively about the ‘End Times’ or ‘Last Days’ as any other single subject concerning Jesus as the Christ/Messiah. God has provided specifics as to the events, people and circumstances regarding these months and years. These are His warnings for the world of believers and nonbelievers alike, about His Word.
What should we know and expect in the End Times? First, expect chaos to permeate every realm of life as never before. God is (deadly) serious about giving Jesus His kingdom inheritance. God will allow life to become more difficult and dangerous, locally and globally. God is withdrawing His loving hand of protection from the world and its people. Evil has been held in check for millennia. That protection is now ending as Jesus Christ prepares for His return to claim his inheritance and believers.
We are bombarded by the media concerning the current states and conditions of our world and its people. The increase in evil and hate is now observable multiple times every day around the world as it's fallout and consequences are experienced in every aspect of life. Literally nothing of the human condition remains hidden. All areas, lifestyles, and interests have been corrupted. Evil now pridefully boasts of and basks in its own wallow of lies, deceits, and deceptions. No one is believed or trusted. The 'new normal' for the state of our world today can be seen in Jesus' words [Mt. 24:3, 6-8, 10-14].
Observe and examine any or every level of life in 2020. What we see unfolding in our lives are the warning signs Christ and the spirit of God warned readers and listeners to be aware of and recognize. No matter the realm of life today, evil and corruption have infiltrated and are integral parts of the control and abuse taking place against peoples around the globe. Importantly, what does this mean for us?
Life between your reading this today and the Rapture will become increasingly fraught with uneasiness and actions we have little or no control over. Those who claim to be ‘in charge’ of governments, industry and commerce will start experiencing upheavals as their unpreparedness reveals their incompetence and self-centered avarice motivating every decision and proposal they undertake at the expense of struggling populations. Systemic failures in countries around the world will further set the stage for the clamor to bring calm to the rising storms of discontent and struggle. This spreading global call for a ‘savior’ will only serve to further delude the mass of mankind.
With evil men and women in positions of unbridled power, a network of surrogate liars and sycophants continue to form a loose knit collection of regional alliances ready to coalesce behind the one individual who steps into the spotlight, promising ‘Peace and Security.’ Between the fallout of climatic and ecological disasters, failures of governments and abandonment of ‘safety net’ programs for those most vulnerable, weak and susceptible, life before the Rapture will be increasingly difficult and precarious. After the Rapture for those left behind it will be increasingly more terrifying.
Because God's love is unconditional, He allows each of us to decide and choose whether we will believe and trust in His "Word", (Jesus) or not. He gives each of us ‘Free Will’ to choose which path we will travel. The path that leads to Him, or the path that takes one away from Him. At birth we all start on the world’s path. As such, our 'free will' begins on day one.
We enter this reality as sparked and energized spirits ready to inhabit a living soul and be challenged by the ‘lessons of life’ that await within the choices and decisions on our return journey to God. As God’s final protection is removed at the Rapture, leaving the world and its people as targets, death and destruction will be the new world order.
Join me next time when we look at what makes us respond as we do.
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