“Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away” (Mark 13:31).
We all understand and have been witness to all the natural disasters going on around us, through- out the world, yet there is one thing few are making note of. These things taking place are under the authority of the Holy Spirit! That alone makes every one of those situations unique and very different.
How is that? As I have said before, you need to stop and think, think about what is happening all around us, good, bad or indifferent. With all the destruction, wounded, missing, the lost, the agony, one would think this is way too bad. And yet, since this is not happening to us, or someone we know, we are easily seen as distant and virtually unaffected by it all, in other words “desensitized.”
We all like a good action flick, with all the destruction, death and maiming, but the question is, how is that effecting us? Could it be that we are being “desensitized” on purpose and if so by whom?
We all remember the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York in 2001, but I would be willing to accept, that those that got out alive KNOW how it feels, better than you or me. It would be worse to have a loved one that died there! For the rest of us, it was a horrible time and yet we were still distant to it, sheltered from the real feelings of loss. So it is with virtually every other calamity that has taken place since and the more we are sheltered from it, the more desensitized we become. That is, until something happens to us.
We don’t want to think on these things and yet hundreds of young students died from drowning on that South Korean Ferry. We take a moment, we think for a moment and then we wash the entire idea from our minds. Then off we trot to the movies and watch another fictitious destruction. Then we think to ourselves, “Well, that was just a story, told by Hollywood, it’s not real!” So we then are able to scream, jump and then giggle at every turn, knowing in our hearts there was no REAL death or destruction.
Movies are like fairy tales; there is some truth in it all. Then a day comes along and a totally surprised situation occurs to you. Now this is where the tire meets the road, so to speak. It is your loss, it is your time to grieve the loss, to feel the pain and agony, now…your wide awake! Stuff just got real.
The majority of the world will not be able to empathize with you, they are still in that sheltered realm. You look around and the world has not stopped turning, the people still go about their daily lives, as if nothing has happened. It just doesn’t make any sense, right? Why do you think people make such silly statements, when your heart is broken and you’re so far down on your knees. They…are not in your situation and they have no idea of how to respond to your needs.
Mark 13:1-2: “And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here! And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”
Mark 13:6-11: “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them. And the gospel must first be published among all nations. But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit.”
2 Thessalonians 2:6-7: “And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.”
Back the boat up again! What was that? “HE that letteth…until HE be taken out of the way?” What is or rather WHO is that? The Holy Spirit, my friends! HE is the one that is holding the full tide of occurrences back, which are brought to bear against us humans by Satan and his ilk! Yuppers! You read that correctly. The Holy Spirit is holding the majority of evil back. Otherwise the entire species of humans would be wiped out. Now that is something to think about.
Of all the things that CAN take place, but don’t, you can thank the Lord for protecting you from. Now the day is coming, when all of those who are born-again believers and followers of Jesus Christ will be whisked away to heaven. That will be the day, the Holy Spirit will be taken away as well. For lack of a better way to say it…”Stuff will really get real then!”
So now you’re sitting there, you’re not saved to Jesus Christ and you are thinking to yourself, “Well now I know what is going to happen ahead of time. That’s when I will take the plunge and follow Jesus Christ. Until then, it’s party time!” Really! Wrong, my friend! Have you heard of the “strong delusion” of God ? No?? Whoa. You, my friend have the wrong idea all together.
2 Thessalonians 2:11-12: “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
You my friend, cannot defy God and get away with it. God destroyed the world in Noah’s time and HE destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah in Lot’s time, HE will do as HE has said in His Word and bring this present world down, and that includes anyone still alive. If you forget, there are two ways off this little planet: God takes you out of this world in the Rapture…or you DIE! That’s it my friends!
Now would be a good time to remind everyone, there is a highway to eternal destruction in the lake of fire and a very narrow little path to the Lord and heaven for eternity. Either way my friends, YOU are going to leave this earth! It is up to you which way you go, it is your decision and always has been.
Until that time takes place, things will never get any better, they will indeed get much worse. The day that the Holy Spirit is removed, everything evil will get exponentially worse all across this wicked world. God tells us HE has a plan and it’s in the Bible. It will take place, probably sooner than you think! Until the Holy Spirit is removed, God is telling everyone: “You ain’t seen nothing…yet!”