(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.)
It’s gloomy and overcast here in Maine this morning. As I sit having my morning tea and prayer time – as I always do to start my day – I’m thinking that in just 3 days, it will be the first day of 2024. My mind made a connection between the bleak outlook for this “New Year” and the conditions outside my window. They bear a strong resemblance to one another, and while the weather may (or may not) improve, world conditions show no such signs.
There is a very powerful cadre of thieves and poachers operating in this present world, and they are frantically and frenetically operating at breakneck speed. They are attempting to steal, batter, and destroy something that they are unable to identify, so they seek to cast a pall of hopelessness and despair over everything else, even the simple necessities of everyday existence.
They don’t know what it is that they hate; they just know they hate it.
They threaten to regulate and denigrate every single aspect of the things that give life meaning in human terms. Food, health, employment, and other “basic necessities” are under constant threat of being made impossible to obtain.
They stalk and hunt what they consider to be hope, peace, and, most importantly, something called Joy. They are so full of hate that it has turned to malice, and it manifests itself in that it has become an end in itself to achieve more of it.
They equate joy with expensive homes, vehicles, vacations, and other physical “niceties,” so their long-term plan is to make them available only to those who will “knuckle under” or “get with the program.”
It has become obvious to most people that the powers that currently “rule” are intentionally and consistently promoting anything that will instill anxiety and fear into those whom they seek to subjugate. They even create new things for “us” to worry over.
They constantly threaten to reduce the availability of or “ban” things that are in common use and have been working for centuries to heat homes, cook, travel, and nearly every other thing people have come to depend on. All are based on the false dichotomy of “climate change.”
They threaten the current financial system that has provided independence from government control for most of the world by implementing a Digital Control Monetary System that will seek to ensure that no man may buy or sell without permission.
They are having some success in destroying these human needs, hope, peace, and joy in worldly terms, so they focus their attention on them.
But they cannot ultimately succeed because they are unable to identify the source of true Joy that feeds and nourishes the human soul.
It is Joy that is provided by knowing Jesus Christ and His eternal promise to all who will receive Him as Lord and Savior.
Despite all the despair that currently rocks the world, there is Joy in the heart of the followers of Christ.
Even for those times when events seem to be overwhelming, even for the children of God, there is a renewal of this Joy that can be readily accessed.
Where may that renewal be found?
It is in Bible Prophecy: Given, Fulfilled, and Yet-to-be Fulfilled.
Now to the crux of this article.
Bible prophecy, especially in these dark and ominous times, is the “elixir” of life.
It is the very Signature of God.
What has already been fulfilled is the guarantor of its authenticity and its future reality.
It reminds us to “stay upon Jehovah.”
“Remember what happened long ago, for I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like Me. I declare the end from the beginning,
and ancient times from what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand,
and all My good pleasure I will accomplish” (Isaiah 46:9-10).
If you are despairing and despondent, perhaps you might open your Bible to the Book of Isaiah and read Chapter 9:6-7, Luke 1:26-38, Jeremiah 31:35-37, Isaiah 66:7-9 (the rebirth of Israel), and so much more fulfilled prophecy that the Lord has already brought about by His own Power, Might and Authority.
My sisters and brothers, do not fear the prophecies contained in God’s Word but study them and “comfort one another with these Words” (1 Thessalonians 4:18).
Who besides the One and Only God can declare these future events, then bring them about in their proper time, and urge you to receive comfort from them?
The reality is that God already did declare these events, and He has brought them about in their proper time, and He will bring about the balance of them, including:
“After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, ‘Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this'” (Revelation 4:1).
The Joy of those who have received Christ is one of the myriad Gifts of God.
The unbelieving world can’t kill Joy, and they can’t steal Joy. They are not even able to identify it!
“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18).
My sisters and brothers, it may seem at times that they are succeeding in this theft of Joy, but take heart and examine the below prophetic promises in the Scriptures:
“For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:15-18).
“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).
These, like all other prophecies, will occur at the time appointed by God.
In the meantime, pray for the unsaved as we are commanded to do and trust in Him Who has promised:
“But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him'” (1 Corinthians 2:9).
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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