(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.)
I just returned from a four-day hiking/backpacking trip in the North Maine Woods. There was no phone service or other signal available, with the exception of the “Inreach” system one of my brothers has for emergency use only. No phone, no internet.
We were able to just enjoy God’s wonderful creation, feed some blackflies, and cook (some might say “massacre”) some “wilderness cooking” recipes, and just enjoy.
What a pleasure it was to be “cut off” and “isolated” for those few days.
When I returned late in the afternoon, I just didn’t want to “get with the program,” so I waited until the next morning to get online.
Writing articles and/or commentary requires a great deal of time spent reading about “current events” and monitoring other sources of information in order to get a sense of what is ongoing from day to day.
It can be quite a chore, and I sometimes must force myself to do it, mostly because I know I am not going to find any comfort in it.
Well… right again.
What I found within just moments was staggering in its level of debauchery, depravity, and frenetic, illogical, senseless insanity.
In just 4 days, it seemed the world had accelerated in its headlong rush to self-destruction like a jet fighter lighting the afterburner.
My recent article entitled “Prophecy, The Accelerating Rate of Acceleration” was almost an understatement or perhaps even inadequate to describe what I discovered in a period of only 4 days of being away from exposure to it!
Perhaps it was the contrast between those few hours of peace and quiet and what I found when “reconnecting” with the world that was so astonishing.
I would like to think that, but I’m not convinced that was all of it.
Not at all convinced.
I could go into a litany of the things I found, but it wouldn’t really comprise a “litany.”
“Litany,” as defined by the American Heritage Dictionary: “A repetitive recital, series, or list.”
So, why isn’t it/wasn’t it a litany?
Because it wasn’t only a “repetitive recital.”
It was a whole new series of maniacal, deviant, and insane events and behaviors that were IN ADDITION TO the “repetitive recital” I was witnessing before I left!
Over the millennia, there is a record, both in the Word of God and in secular recorded accounts of human history, of what happens when individuals, nations, and governments of nations turn away from the God of creation who has made knowledge of Himself and His precepts, laws, and decrees known to mankind.
Mankind refuses to listen; instead, they fulfill the prophecies they so hate.
“Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together, against the LORD and against His Anointed One: ‘Let us break Their chains and cast away Their cords'” (Psalm 2:1-3). Emphasis added by me.
He has also made it clear what the consequences of that rejection would be, and even more important, He has made it clear that once a certain level of rebellion and sin has been attained, He executes judgment.
“But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete” (Genesis 15:16).
Eventually, God will give man over to his own desire to be free of His influence, Grace and Mercy.
“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). Emphasis added by me.
That is when they will reap the whirlwind.
It is not necessary to search news sites, blogs, etc., in order to find examples of the above-mentioned behavior.
You need only leave your home in some areas (this condition grows each day) and enter the public arena, and “arena” has become an appropriate descriptor.
Now to the crux of this article
My primary purpose for writing this is not to remind the reader of the current state of affairs, not just here in America (or what is left of it), but to point out that in just a short period of time (even just four days) it was undeniable that the rate of the sinful behavior, and the degree of depravity, had increased at an exponential rate.
It could not be missed.
The sins of the world are racing toward the point that the Amorites (see above Genesis 15:16) eventually reached.
When they reached that point, God executed judgment, and the nation that existed at that time was overthrown by Joshua and the Israelites, as commanded by God (Joshua 10).
While this “level of iniquity” is not clearly defined in (Genesis 15:16), it is clear that there is, in fact, a limit that God has set by His own authority.
History is full of examples of the carcasses of nations that have been judged and destroyed by division and conquest due to their choice to let sin and rebellion master them.
What were once countries/nations comprised of men, women, and children are now only fading ink on yellowing paper and a few crumbling ruins.
A record only of what was once a living community of people.
“He makes nations great, and destroys them; He enlarges nations, and guides them” (Job 12:23).
Indeed, He has, just as His Word proclaims.
So, what can be done?
God’s prophetic Word tells us that the world will be judged very harshly. Revelation 4:1 and subsequent chapters provide the substance of the consequences of rebellion that has been applied to nations as well as individuals throughout history.
Many of the prophetic books of the Old Testament as well as the New, define the reasons why God must judge sin and that He executes His judgment according to His own authority.
In the case of the present world, as God judged the entire world by flood, as recorded in Genesis, He must judge it one final time.
No nation, however strong it may once have been, can survive under the present conditions being experienced at this point in time, and that includes America.
The book of Revelation will be completed as written.
It is inevitable.
God has, in His mercy, provided a way to escape His final judgment by providing a substitute for the penalty of sin, which must be paid in blood.
Every last individual will face the reality of this verse in God’s Word, as every last individual is guilty of sin and rebellion.
“For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23a).
But God has provided a way to life for those who will choose to repent.
“…but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23b).
Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, willingly paid that penalty.
“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19). Emphasis added by me
He chose to die so that you can choose to live.
Ask yourself, “What more could He have done?”
The special message I promised you:
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).
Pro Salvator Vigilans
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