This Just Doesn’t Make Sense! :: By Dave Hubley

(There is a special message at the end of this article for those who might happen to read this and do not have Jesus in their life and are looking for peace and a way to better understand the present-day insanity and confusion.)

Surely you have also noticed that things just don’t make sense.

How often have we heard this phrase from politicians, commentators, “news reporters,” etc., over the past year and a half or so?

How often have we said it ourselves? Quite a lot, I expect.

But here is an observation that I think more and more of us who watch geo-political, “religious,” and other current events from a prophecy-studying perspective have been doing (even perhaps unnoticed by us).

We have almost entirely stopped saying, “this just doesn’t make sense.”

I think perhaps, in light of the view we have from our studies of the only source of Truth, it DOES make sense!

Perfect sense. Tragic, heartbreaking, and perfect sense.

And that tells us ever so much about the lateness of the hour and the state of humanity.

Logic and Truth are the first casualties of lawlessness.

Here are a few more questions we have maybe discontinued asking ourselves or perhaps statements we no longer make to ourselves:

  • What is the world coming to?
  • How can these people believe this?
  • Why are they doing this?
  • I thought we had laws against …????
  • How can these people get away with this?
  • What about the Constitution?
  • What about the rule of law?
  • That isn’t even physically or biologically possible.
  • How can they do this to these little children?

I imagine you could add to this list with little effort and probably were doing it even as you read it.

Perhaps you were thinking, “you left out this, that, or the other.” I certainly did. I left out a lot of things, some of which I can’t really stand to contemplate.

If we read the warnings expressed in God’s Word about these latter days, we see that, even though they were written approximately 2,000 years ago, they are perfectly in keeping with the times. In fact, they have become the order of the day.

“Furthermore, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, He gave them up to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant, and boastful. They invent new forms of evil; they disobey their parents. They are senseless, faithless, heartless, merciless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things are worthy of death, they not only continue to do these things, but also approve of those who practice them” (Romans 1:28-32).

“But understand this: In the last days terrible times will come. For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, without love of good, traitorous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. Turn away from such as these!” (2 Timothy 3:1-5).

“Most importantly, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. ‘Where is the promise of His coming?’ they will ask. ‘Ever since our fathers fell asleep, everything continues as it has from the beginning of creation.’ But they deliberately overlook the fact that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world of that time perished in the flood. And by that same word, the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men” (2 Peter 3:1-7).

“Behold, the Lord is coming with myriads of His holy ones to execute judgment on everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of every ungodly act of wickedness and every harsh word spoken against Him by ungodly sinners” (Jude 14-15).

I would normally place emphasis on some of the characteristics above, but they ALL apply today. It is an unrelenting flood of evil. And where is it leading?

“And the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness, and men began to gnaw their tongues in anguish and curse the God of heaven for their pains and sores; yet they did not repent of their deeds” (Revelation 16:10-11). Emphasis added by me.

I added emphasis above as men, by and large, are not repenting of their deeds now, and they will not even under the Bowl judgments. Incredible.

The verse from Revelation Chapter 16 takes place late in the 70th week of Daniel (Great Tribulation) during the most severe of the judgments (Bowl Judgements), and “yet they did not repent of their deeds.”

It is impactful when we see these last days warnings all in a nice, condensed package. So easy to read and so terrible in its sadness.

Given this, are these lists of human depravities and conduct in these current days leading up to the pouring out of God’s Wrath a mystery?

And are we not seeing all these characteristics playing out every single day in one place or another… or almost everywhere?

Do we not sometimes read of these things and then see them occurring in reality, and we are almost tempted to think they are an understatement?

And this is what we do see. How much do we not see? Perhaps we should thank the Lord for these small blessings, as I’m not sure how much we could stand. But He knows, and He will strengthen us through the Holy Spirit.

At the same time, it is also heartening when we see how far our God is willing to go to try and save people even when they hate Him.

He literally moves heaven and earth.

I believe many will be rescued after the Rapture of the church, during the time of Jacob’s Trouble/Tribulation/Daniels 70th Week, and it is a Praise to the Glory of God.

“Then one of the elders addressed me: ‘These in white robes,’ he asked, ‘who are they, and where have they come from?’ “Sir,” I answered, “you know.” So he replied, ‘These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb'” (Rev 7:13-14).

These, I believe, are in addition to all the Martyrs over all the ages who died in the Lord and who have been patiently waiting for the Day of the Lord.

The Fifth Seal: The Martyrs

“And when the Lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony they had upheld. And they cried out in a loud voice, ‘How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You avenge our blood and judge those who dwell upon the earth?’ Then each of them was given a white robe and told to rest a little while longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers, were killed, just as they had been killed” (Revelation 6:9-11).

It is another Praise to the Glory of our God that even in the midst of all these judgments, He provides the Gospel message to the lost yet again.

“Then I saw another angel flying overhead, with the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation and tribe and tongue and people. And he said in a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come. Worship the One who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and the springs of waters'” (Revelation 14:6).

I don’t mention the salvation of souls during the Post-Rapture period to people who I witness to for a couple of reasons.

  • I don’t want to give them any excuse to feel they can afford to “wait and see.” Like it is some event they can breeze through similar to purchasing fire insurance, or like they can wait and see if maybe Dave was right after all. And what then?
  • I don’t think they can even begin to comprehend the horror of that time. If they end up in that period, they will at least have heard the Gospel and know Who to turn to – if their hearts are not too hardened to permit them to repent and call upon the Lord.

I pray that they don’t fall under the judgment of 2 Thessalonians. I pray that there is a chance that, in their heart, they will not meet these terrible conditions but still will be willing to receive the Truth, even if it costs them their lives to stand up for Him.

“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12).

Perhaps you may have a different opinion. That is your call. I don’t write these articles to convince anyone to come to my viewpoint. I write them to try to be a help to those who may have questions or are uncertain of what to do.

Whatever I may write, it should always be measured against the plumb-line of God’s Inerrant Truth.

I always try to keep these verses in the front of my memory when I study prophecy.

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). Emphasis added by me.

“This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:3-4). Emphasis joyfully added by me.

We are certainly in a time when things “don’t make sense” in terms of the world most of us grew up in, but things always make sense in the solid foundation of God’s Word.

“The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever” (Isaiah 40:8).

Truth is reality from God’s Perspective. It’s as simple as that.

For anyone who may read this article and has not trusted in Jesus Christ and therefore has no hope or peace in your life:

You can have hope. You can have the peace that Jesus has promised to all who have made Him their Lord and Savior. The peace that passes understanding.

It requires that you come before God on His terms.

And, what are His terms according to His Word?

  • Genuine repentance (turning to God instead of continuing to reject or ignore Him).
  • Confession of sins (that you are a sinner and acknowledge that to God).
  • That you understand that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).
  • To acknowledge to God that you are unable to pay that debt.
  • Belief that Jesus Christ paid your death sentence for you on the cross.
  • To believe that Jesus is the Way, the only Way, that God has established by which humans may be saved from the consequences of their sin and rebellion.

God has made it absolutely clear that there is no one who comes before Him, under His terms, that will be refused.

  • No one: no race, no color, no country of origin, regardless of any previous belief system: no one.
  • No matter what your past sins have been, God can and WILL forgive you because He says He will.
  • Salvation is available to everyone without any exceptions.

If you put all your trust for salvation in Jesus, and Him only, you can follow that prayer up by simply saying, “Thank you, Father God, for hearing my prayer and saving me,” because we can trust Him to keep His Word. He always has. He always will.

“Truly, Truly, I say to you that he who hears My words and believes the One who sent Me has eternal life and will not be condemned. He has crossed from death to life” (John 5:24).

There are no answers and there is no hope in the world by governments, organizations, politics, or politicians. There are only lies and deception. But you can have the Truth and the peace you seek.

The answers are in the Word of God—The Bible. If you ask God with all your heart, He will hear you.

“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).

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