Although there are two distinct separations of the redeemed in Ezekiel 9:4 of the Old Testament and Revelation 7:3 in the final book of the New Testament, I’m inclined to believe that the angels of God are going about fulfilling their job of the sealing of the saints today – just prior to the rapture – even as we speak.
Yes, there are references of that happening in the Old Testament; nevertheless, it appears that this scenario may be playing out again in these dark days in world history – history appears to repeat itself especially where biblical prophecy is concerned.
Not going into detail, I will only relate what current headlines reveal. Israel, being the main focus of prophetic scripture, we will start with it.
While some factions are eager to rebuild the Temple and have everything in place, the Israelis are fighting attacks on several fronts while they are systematically bombing Iranian-controlled Syria, thus fulfilling the prophecy by the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah that Damascus would be utterly destroyed in the end times.
Even as we speak, coalitions are being formed against Israel (the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity) to wipe it off the map once and for all; and the amazing thing is that the very countries mentioned in scripture are the ones who hope to destroy them.
Satanic worship is growing at an alarming rate, and the followers would like nothing better than to wipe out the last vestiges of Judaism and Christianity – or if you will – the worship of Almighty God. This they do to not have to be held accountable for their many sins. Sin is a dirty word to such as these.
Each day now we are seeing and hearing of people who are selling out to the devil in ever larger numbers. Satan worship is springing up in our country like never before. Successful people are even giving credit to Satan for giving them the success they’ve had in life. These are people who have had their God consciousness seared from their mind and have no qualms about bragging about it. They are literally going out of their minds.
Already, a third of sea life appears to be diminishing. The fishermen at my mission station are beginning to fade away. The abundant fish that were once caught off the Naples pier have all but dried up. Even rivers and canals aren’t producing fish like before. This is to say nothing of the enormous damage caused by leaking radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan which is destroying fish and sea life all along the coastal rim of the Pacific Ocean.
Politicians worldwide seem to be in it for what they can get, and public be damned. They go into politics dead broke or in debt and come out millionaires after a few years of doing nothing constructive for their constituents. Many only show up to collect their inflated ill-gotten paychecks.
Lawyers, a once highly esteemed profession, are being ridiculed for being money hungry thugs as well. Judges are not immune. Criminals are getting away with crime, even murder, especially if they are wealthy. It seems that money can get you anything.
Some doctors who are supposed to be healers of humanity are committing murder indiscriminately for monetary gain. In New York, a bill was passed with Governor Cuomo’s blessing that a woman can have her child killed right up to the time of delivery. Cuomo’s action in signing the bill even caused consternation with the pope, but who is he to talk? Cuomo called him out on the defending and harboring of known pedophiles. The ungodly are now even fighting amongst themselves. This can only help to weaken our nation.
As a matter of fact, children in Tanzania are being murdered and dismembered for their body parts – to be used as talismans to, of all things – ward off evil.
Many of our football “heroes” have proven to be posers; and being fueled by drugs, they batter their wives and kill their “friends.” Our supposed “heroes” are falling left and right from off their pedestals. We are warned not to worship men in scripture. They, being human, are almost always sure to let us down. People without God are nothing more than pawns for the Devil.
Even so, President Trump is pushing a bill to have Bible courses taught in public schools, but this may be too little too late. There will be great opposition to this plan by nonbelievers, and Muslims will want their Qur’an to be taught as well.
These in-your-face atrocities and disasters speak of End-Time prophecies. There is no going back now to the things that once were. The “good ol’ days” are over; we’ve traveled too far in the wrong direction.
Could it be that the angels of God are sealing Christians in preparation for the soon-coming rapture and leaving God-denying evildoers to their fate in these ungodly times?
Beware; neither our goodness (“All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.”), church, synagogue, mother Mary, the saints, the pope, degrees, doctorates, charisma, celebrity, notoriety, acumen, friends, intelligence nor money can save us… Jesus alone saves.
Will you be sealed for destruction or redemption when that day comes – and it will? You can’t have it both ways. You either receive Christ’s forgiveness or you don’t.
The Bible says, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36, KJV).
Good Bible teaching can be had on www.fbcn.org live streaming on Sunday morning at 9:30 EST by Pastor Hayes Wicker.