Seas and Waves Roaring :: By Terry James

Another stage-setting indicator for what is coming has suddenly burst onto the worldwide scene. The signal represents the metastasizing effects of a satanically spawned end-times assault on humanity. It is a sign of the coming Tribulation that should alert pastors of Bible-believing churches to just how near Christ’s call in the Rapture must be.

Jesus gave the forewarning for what we see happening around the globe at this very end-of-the-age moment:

“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring” (Luke 21:25).

The “sea” in this instance symbolically represents the vast numbers of peoples of the world.

Again, it is the so-called pandemic, the COVID-19 matter, that seems to be at the black heart of the devil’s blueprint for the assault. While media in the US and around the globe insist that most of the world’s populations are compliant with receiving mandated vaccines, evidence is mounting that resistance is growing in spectacular ways.

Governmental leaders have turned into would-be masters of the populations they no longer serve—rather, intend to rule over. The yearning in the human heart to be free from such demands as taking vaccines that are no more than experimental injections in most cases are igniting rebellion that is not likely to be doused with flame-quelling retardant until a certain prophesied entity appears on the scene.

The same rebelliousness that makes most on earth reject God’s governance is manifesting in growing rejection of demands made by the minions of the god of this age – that is, demands by the reprobate minds of governmental tyrants guided by Lucifer the fallen. They want no one to rule over them; this is at the heart of the fallen minds of mankind.

It will be Antichrist–Satan’s son of perdition—who will douse the flames of global insurrection against Satan’s blueprint. He will do so with the cruelest, most wicked methodologies ever employed in earth’s history.

The point to be made is that we are witnessing now the stage being set for a primary prophecy given by the Lord Jesus that presages the coming to power of that man of sin –the Antichrist.

The following excerpts put parentheses around this prophetic progression, in my view.

New restrictions on access for the unvaccinated and increasing mandates to be inoculated are sending protesters to the streets in Europe, Australia and other countries.

Authorities in Rotterdam opened fire Friday on protesters during a demonstration against new restrictions on unvaccinated access to public facilities.

At least seven people were injured, and more than 20 people were arrested on Friday night. Protesters set fires and threw rocks over new measures that will curb access to restaurants and shops for the unvaccinated.

Many European countries have stepped up restrictions on unvaccinated people. In Vienna, a crowd estimated in the thousands hit the streets after the Austrian government announced a full lockdown and a vaccine mandate.

Meanwhile, Australia saw thousands gathered at rallies across the country as part of an international day of protest against COVID-19 lockdowns and vaccine mandates. Demonstrators were out in force in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. (“Protests Erupt Across Several European and Australian Cities Over Vaccination Mandates,” By Bruce Haring, Deadline, November 20, 2021)

The spread of the COVID mandate rebelliousness is ratcheting up from the very center out of which “the prince that shall come” (Antichrist) will emerge.

Rome — Central Rome was gripped with violence this weekend as thousands of protesters marched against the toughest new vaccine mandates in the world. All Italians will soon be required to show a coronavirus “Green Pass,” proving either vaccination, recovery in the past six months, or a negative COVID-19 test from the past 48 hours to enter their workplaces.

What started off as a restless but peaceful demonstration against the looming measure in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo ended up sparking a tinderbox when an offshoot of protesters stormed the headquarters of CGIL, Italy’s oldest and biggest labor union.

When they marched toward the prime minister’s office, police responded with water cannon and tear gas. Dozens of police officers were hurt in the melee.

In a bizarre twist, the unrest created a security incident for U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was in Rome for a meeting with foreign leaders, including Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Pope Francis. She was attending Mass at St. Patrick’s Church and scheduled to give a reading when the chaos outside moved Italian government officials to remove the speaker and her husband from the premises.

Vaccine protesters in Rome clash with police (video inside article)

Loud chants of “liberta” (freedom) echoed throughout the Eternal City. Freedom, the protesters demanded, from the national vaccine mandate scheduled to go into effect on October 15. (“Italy’s Toughest-in-the-World COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Sparks Violent Protests,” By Chris Livesay, CBS News, October 12, 2021)

The rebellion, with the sea and waves roaring, grows exponentially. The US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, Austria, Asian areas such as Singapore, a number of island nations and most every region across the world are seeing protests, some turning into rioting and destructiveness.

Nations are indeed in perplexity as to how to exert the control the minions–both human and demonic—demand in order to set up the platform for Antichrist to launch his evil Revelation chapter 13 regime.

Before that part of the devil’s blueprint comes to fruition, if you know Jesus Christ as your Savior, you will hear His voice as it trumpets: “Come up here” (Revelation 4:1).

If you don’t know how to be part of that blessed evacuation called the Rapture, here is how.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10: 9–10).