“We” Aren’t Going to Save Anything :: 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.)

Over the last few years, in the process of following websites and watching the development of current events, I have found numerous “expositors” who posit that “we” will be the ones to save and rebuild the earth and carry on the reconstruction of what will be left of “civilization” after the disasters that are rapidly unfolding have run their course, or perhaps more accurately, been allowed to run their course by the Sovereign God, all the while under His complete control.

They seem to fall into two somewhat (general) categories:

  1. Christian conservatives who are ignorant of God’s prophetic Word.
  2. Conservatives who are unbelievers but can see total disaster unfolding.

Important clarification: The “WE” I refer to in the title is defined as people that think they will be acting independently of God and His Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ in a post-apocalyptic world. They seem to base this “we,” in large part, on preparation (prepping-financial, mental and physical). I am not against prepping, I think it is wise, but I don’t recommend it be done outside of the prophetic realities of God’s Word regarding true Bible-believing Christians and events that will unfold relative to the Rapture.

There are many who have been programmed to discount prophecy by any number of modern-day “pastors, preachers, and mentors.” They think and act in seemingly ambiguous ways as, without the bedrock of a true understanding of prophecy, everything is subjective. Sort of an “everything will pan out in the end” attitude?

Sadly, some of these people even mock the Rapture, the purpose of which they do not comprehend.

However, God is a God of order and not of chaos. Things don’t “pan out.” They have been “planned out” by God, and “His council will stand” (Isaiah 46:10).

It’s somewhat disheartening, in my opinion. They have not learned to or are not willing to trust in the authority of God as expressed in His Word.

It is always a good idea to read and understand the importance of prophecy, as made clear in Revelation 19:10.

“For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

Category 1: This requires understanding that their vision of the future depends entirely on their view, or lack of a view, of Bible prophecy.

By no means do I mean to imply that those who hold a different view of future events (eschatology) are not saved.

You are either a “Christian” based on the saving Grace of Jesus Christ, or you are not.

Nevertheless, it is important to make this distinction because if you misunderstand future prophecy, you misunderstand God’s sovereignty, His plan for man’s future, and more; His plan to dwell with saved, Christ- believing and following people forever on a recreated, sin-free earth (Revelation 21:1-7).

The Pre-Tribulation Rapture and Pre-Millennial viewpoint remove all doubt of these three realities:

  1. All true believers in Jesus Christ will be removed just prior to the execution of the judgments of Revelation beginning in Chapter 4:1, regardless of their eschatological view. They simply will no longer be present if they are legitimate Christ-worshipping, Bible-believing Christians, whether they believe it or not.
  2. When God completes execution of the judgments clearly defined in the Book of Revelation, there will not be the slightest chance of a “normal” resumption of human activities. Ever. That dispensation will have ended.
  3. Humankind is incapable of repairing the damage that has resulted from rampant sin, disobedience, and corruption of every single human institution, every human government, and the rule of law. That is a shimmering mirage in the current desert of despair.

Without Jesus Christ, humans would just begin the whole vicious cycle all over again.

This is one of the reasons why God will finally execute judgment on the world and limit its self-inflicted destruction in order to complete His perfect plan.

“And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” (Matthew 24:22).

It is also why Category 2 (below) is vanity, based on humanism and humanism alone.

There are many fluffy definitions and “interpretations” of humanism, but they all share the same foundation built on the shifting sand of rejection and rebellion against the living God.

As ever, the Lord spoke to this futility long before the present time and events:

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). Emphasis added by me.

Category 2: This is a little less complicated. These folks are of the belief that somehow, humanity will engineer its own recovery through electing conservative politicians and leaders and restoring the rule of law, thus saving and rebuilding what was viewed as ops-normal in the past. This does not take sin into account, nor does it take God’s Word into account, as one would expect from unbelieving people.

A cursory, honest evaluation of human history should quickly dispel any hope of this as any kind of a viable “solution.”

It is important to note here that many of those who hold this conservative view are moral and upright people in human terms. They believe in a somewhat vague code of conduct, often referred to by the moniker of “conservatism.”

But that is just another “ism” designed to replace a true understanding of God with vain human philosophy that is foundering in a sea of rebellion.

It sounds solid to those who believe in it, but it is unsustainable.

So, they too will hopelessly put their trust in failed human leaders, confirming wisdom of the oft-heard saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same over and over again, expecting a different result.”

This a somewhat simplified synopsis of their optimistic assertions, which are based on a complete lack of accounting for God’s inerrant word and a complete lack of believing it.

It is this misplaced and unfounded trust in human leaders that will lead to the rise of antichrist and the final seven years of the world’s attempt to deny and displace God.

The result of trusting in this leader will only affirm the Truth of the Word of God and will result in worship of Satan through his agents, antichrist and the false prophet, and engender the severe consequences of doing so.

“He will oppose and exalt himself above every so-called god or object of worship. So, he will seat himself in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God” (2 Thessalonians 4).

We all know what inevitably happens when absolute power is handed over to any one individual. History is replete with examples, none of which have ever ended well.

It is the perfect vehicle for mass genocide.

This will be magnified exponentially when that individual is evil personified.

We are seeing a “type” of this truth rapidly unfolding here in America.

Proof of the motivation for this God-denying activity was provided by the Lord in His Word approximately 1,000 years before the birth of Jesus.

“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).

Now to the crux of this article.

Many of these “expositors” that I referenced (Category 1) are, I believe, Christian believers, or at least they profess His Name. They seem quite sincere in their presentations as far as their view is concerned, but ultimately it is God’s plan that will be followed, not that of human imaginings.

It is always a good practice to remember that people can easily deceive themselves.

They (I hope) inadvertently contradict the Blessed Hope (Titus 2:11-13) and the Promise of God to rescue the True Church from the coming judgment of the unbelieving world [and the rescue of the remnant of Israel] (Revelation 3:10).

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to everyone. It instructs us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live sensible, upright, and godly lives in the present age, as we await the blessed hope and glorious appearance of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:11-13). Emphasis added by me.

“Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth” (Revelation 3:10).

One individual honestly claims that he is not a Bible expert but that he is a Christian. He is one of the more notable expositors who holds the view (and he has told his followers numerous times) that “we” will be the ones that will have to rebuild civilization after the coming collapse of existing financial, agricultural, etc., systems.

I would name names if it were just him alone, but that would not be fair, as there are many others who also hold this view. None of them hold the Pre-Tribulation view of prophecy, and that is why their understanding is skewed.

I would respectfully suggest that those who are Christians (Category one) need to spend more time in God’s Word and ask the Holy Spirit to lead them into all Truth so they may understand that it is by God’s authority that humans will be allowed to bring about many of these disasters.

Just as respectfully, I would urge those who have thus far ignored or rejected Jesus Christ’s offer of salvation (Category two) to face up to the futility of trusting in human “solutions” and receive Him as their Lord and Savior. (Please see the Special Message at the end of this article.)

Any restoration that will occur will be under the direction and authority of Jesus Christ during a 1000-year period of peace and prosperity foretold in Revelation 20:4, as He has planned right from the beginning.

It is and has always been one of God’s ways of bringing about judgment of man’s rebellion by allowing him to do “what is right in his own eyes” and reap the consequences.

God is Sovereign, and He has compassion on sinful man, as He has made clear.

“And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” (Matthew 24:22).

The end is, I believe, very near, based on the testimony of Jesus (Luke 21:28).

Put no more trust in man, who has only the breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he? (Isaiah 2:22).

“The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9).

The Old Testament prophet was referring to the human heart.

Yes, he wrote it a long time ago.

Nothing about it has changed.

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).

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