Riots and Rumors of Riots :: By Daniel Payne

What we’re currently witnessing in America is nothing short of lawlessness. It’s quite obvious that the goal of the powers of darkness is to castrate the rule of law in America, through any and all of their willing puppets. It is only then that true lawlessness will follow.

Matthew 24:12, “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.”

The liberal news media is either complicit or insane. They only seem to serve to exacerbate any crisis situation, like COVID-19, or now the current riots.

There is an order to everything in nature: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

There is an ebb and a flow. Think of the tides rolling in and out of a bay. The incoming tide flows in, followed by the outgoing tide flowing out. That’s just the way of nature.

If there’s bad news that points toward things against opening up our economy, there’s also good news that points in favor of opening up our economy.

Why then does the liberal media always seem to only report “news” that leads against opening up the American economy? Why must they always dwell on the negative without dwelling on the positive?

The only thing positive they dwell on are COVID-19 test results. Even if they do happen to mention something that could be construed as a positive toward opening our economy, they always add an additional negative comment that extinguishes any hope.

Why? Do they not understand the natural order of things? It’s not possible for every thing to be negative as it relates to people getting their freedom back.

It’s as if they’re not letting the incoming tide follow the natural flow back into the bay. They’re like a giant face continuously blowing their enormous breath of putrid wind against the ocean, in order to keep the bay and inland waters from being refreshed by its plentiful waters.

To a reasonable person, it’s as if they’re trying to ensure that the COVID-19 crisis lasts as long as possible. How can that be? Is the media responsible for how many people get sick?

Of course not, and that’s the point. People are gonna get sick, most people are gonna get better, and some people will not. That’s just the way of things.

However, the media can and does control the response to the crisis, and they certainly know that. Nothing will stop them from laying out the red carpet for the man of sin.

Jesus warned us of these exact days that we’re currently living in:

Matthew 24:6-8, “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

The same Greek word translated as “wars” above is also used by James to describe quarrels:

James 4:1, “Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?”

It’s as if Jesus was warning us of the mobs and riots we’re seeing more and more now around the world. The word Jesus used for “wars” can also mean “battles,” and no one can deny that what we’re currently seeing around American cities today is nothing short of battles.

Then, in the next verse, Jesus described nations rising against nations. The Greek word that Jesus used for “nation” means “nationality,” “ethnicity,” or “race.”

In other words, the warning given by Jesus as to what the last generation would witness right before the Tribulation “could” rightly be translated as:

And you will hear of riots and rumors of riots. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For race will rise against race, and country against country. And there will be famines, viruses, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

With social media, information spreads at light speed, both true and false information. What’s really happening, and what’s rumored to happen.

With mobs tearing down statues, stores, monuments, police stations, and anything they can get their hands on, the words “wars” and “battles” seem very appropriate. It’s obvious that the raging lunatics have no real cause except to hate all righteous authority.

Psalm 2:1-2, “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against His Anointed.”

Based upon Christ’s warnings, it seems very likely that we’ll be witnessing wars between countries very soon. Of course, earthquakes can strike at any place, anytime; but with the fear of COVID-19, a brand-new Ebola virus outbreak in the Congo, and the pestilences of locusts and other factors causing severe famine in certain parts of the world already happening, military warfare seems next on the horizon.

Not to mention, this hurricane season is forecast to be yet another one for the record books.

Exactly when the true, faithful, watching, waiting, and warning church will be caught up to meet Jesus, will determine just how much more trouble we are going to witness.

However, nothing that is happening is outside God’s knowledge, power, and ability to protect His own. He has an exact date picked out already when we will be brought to stand before Jesus while the rest of the world stands before Antichrist.

Luke 21:36, “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”