14 Apr 2024

God’s Greatest Restraint

Despite all the wickedness across America and the world, God the Holy Spirit continues remarkable Restraint as Paul the apostle foretold.

“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only [the Holy Spirit] who now [Restrains] will [Restrain], until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked [Antichrist] be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him [Antichrist,] whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (2 Thes:7-10).

New World Order architects are nearing the precipice of bringing into being the Antichrist regime Satan has long sought to inflict upon humanity. They have employed the fear factor of a worldwide pandemic with the COVID scare. They have convinced governments of the Western world like those of Canada, Australia, and, yes, the United States of America, to put into place things to bring their populaces into compliance with bizarre implementations which in just the recent past would be considered insane. Like, for example, the Biden administration’s declaration that the day we celebrate Resurrection Day this year to be the Transgender Day of Visibility.

This wicked declaration brought the following response from Franklin Graham, son of the late evangelist Billy Graham.

“On the most significant day of the Christian calendar, when the Church around the world celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ who died and shed His blood for the sins of mankind, the Biden administration uses this opportunity to flaunt sin, to glorify sin, and to celebrate sin.

“The Bible says, ‘…they proclaim their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them!’ (Isaiah 3:9). Judgment is coming,” he added. “Instead of celebrating sin, we need to confess our sins, repent of our sins, and ask for God’s forgiveness.”

The all-out assault on morality has, for certain, had its deleterious effects. Our public school systems, in considerable measure, put in front of our children the so-called “wokeness,which defies God’s Divine order in the matter of the trans-movement and in other absolute reprobate ways that reflect where this generation stands in relationship to Romans 1:28.

The Holy Spirit continues to restrain such assaults by Satan and his minions, both demonic and human –the evil forces described in Ephesians 6:12. Those who observe these late prophetic times as Watchmen on the wall see the Psalms chapter 2 derision God is sending upon the Ephesians 6:12 minions. These New World Order builders, despite their Great Reset and Build Back better efforts, can’t complete their Satan-inspired blueprint construction this side of the Rapture of the Church. The Holy Spirit, Resident within all believers, continues to Restrain.

That said, it is not this Restraint against the satanic evil of which I write in thinking upon presenting this commentary. The absolutely remarkable Restraint to which I refer involves God’s unfathomable Mercy.

The God Who Created all there is –Who Holds in His Mighty Hand the very matter of which all things consist, hasn’t completely destroyed the anti-God rebellion that is constantly thrown in His Holy Face. This is truly remarkable Restraint!

Jesus Himself spoke of His Father’s unfathomable Mercy and restraint. When He was being horribly abused by those who were about to crucify Him, He said that He, Jesus, could Speak the Word and His Father would send legions of angels to save Him. That God the Father hasn’t completely destroyed all of this fallen world system is beyond human understanding.

I, as father of sons, can’t imagine the Restraint the Heavenly Father exercised at that most crucial Moment in human history. I couldn’t, like Abraham, be obedient in offering up my son for sacrifice. I just haven’t that degree of faith –although I sure wish I did have the kind of Faith that can remove mountains. I have to be honest and say I just couldn’t let the evil forces of this world come against one of my children without bringing all I could muster to stop them.

Our God, however, has within His Holy Person the ability to Invoke Mercy, through His Restraint, that is… well… unfathomable.

Nonetheless, there is a sense among those who “Watch” as commanded in Mark 13:37, that God’s Restraint based within His great Mercy is very near Its Limits. This Age of Grace (Church Age) is about to end, and the age that will be marked by His terrible Judgment and Wrath is about to begin.

The Rapture of the Church will be Heaven’s Demarcation that will bring about God’s Dealing with the likes of absolute evil and wickedness to which this world has come. Jesus said it will be the worst time of all human history (Matthew 24:21).

You don’t want to be part of those left on this Judgment-bound earth when Christ Calls God’s people to be with Him in the Clouds of Glory.

Here is how to be certain that you will go to Jesus when He Calls.

“That if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and will believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).



Depraved Minds and the Fulfilling of Jesus’ Prophecy

Perhaps the most frightful sign of the last days comes from the lips of Jesus Himself. In Matthew 24:21-22, Jesus spoke these words regarding the last three and a half years of the Tribulation:

“For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.”

It’s been almost two thousand years since Jesus said humanity would face extinction apart from His timely return to the earth at the end of the Tribulation (Matthew 24:29-31), and today, we see more clearly than ever how this might happen. We understand how the wars, famines, and judgments of God will contribute to this terrible death toll.

The other factor will be the antichrist. In preparation for his arrival, Satan is even now leading people down a path to accept the killing of a multitude of believers and Jews, especially during the last half of the Tribulation.

The Roman Road to Depraved Minds

Many of us are familiar with the “Roman road to salvation,” which uses verses from the book to present the Gospel. There’s another much different highway that I refer to as “the Romans 1 road to depraved minds.” What makes today different from Paul’s day is the widespread popularity of this road, especially among those in authority, elected and otherwise.

The downward journey to a depraved mind begins with the refusal to acknowledge God, His attributes, and His eternal power (Romans 1:18-27). This downward trek, according to Romans 1:28, leads to futility in thinking that ends with the Lord giving them up to a “debased mind to do what ought not to be done.” The word in the Greek, adokimos, applies to something, such as a metal that doesn’t endure testing, thus proving to be unfit, or “reprobate,” as the King James Version translates it.

What happens to those with depraved minds that “fail the test?” They become incapable of making morally sound decisions and, in most cases, even rationally sound ones:

“They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them” (Romans 1:29-32).

We live in a culture dominated by those who have successfully traversed down the Romans 1 road to a “reprobate mind.”

If there’s a spokesman for this brutal and murderous group, it would be author and World Economic Forum (WEF) advisor Noah Yuval Harari. He repeatedly declares that the majority of humans on planet Earth are “useless eaters.” As such, he advocates a significant reduction in the world’s population. A report on the Natural News website sums up all that I have read and heard from this prophet of death.

Harari talks about “useless human beings” who do not have meaning or purpose. He said the greatest fake news is the Bible. He said Christianity is wrong, that humans are here on Earth for “nothing.” “Jesus Christ is fake news,” be balked. He believes there is “no great cosmic plan” that humans have a role to play in. Instead, he views humans as “useless eaters” who can be hacked and manipulated using digital surveillance under their skin.

He also believes in culling the population. “What do we need so many humans for?” he is quoted as saying while promoting his latest book.

An Example of Reprobate Thinking

If there’s an arena today where we see numerous examples of “reprobate” thinking, it’s among the climate alarmists of our day.

John Kerry, who until recently was the “climate czar” for the Biden administration, is the best example of those who tell us that we must eliminate fossil fuels in order to save the environment. Can you imagine the impact this would have on farming?

The high death toll that would surely result from such a policy has not stopped globalists from advocating a disastrous reduction in planting and harvesting crops as a necessary step in reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. The call to kill millions of cattle in the name of “saving the planet” is a clear result of reprobate thinking that would lead to the starvation of multitudes.

The phrase “fossil fuels” itself is bogus. John Rockefeller coined this term a century ago so he could sell his oil and gas at higher prices due to its alleged scarcity.

Experts estimate that the natural gas reserves off the coast of Israel exceed a trillion cubic feet in just one location! The amount of oil consumed in one day alone throughout the world requires an astronomically high number of prehistoric animals to generate. These sources of energy are most certainly NOT “fossil fuels.” It’s utterly impossible for decaying dinosaurs to account for gigantic deposits of oil, natural gas, and coal that are present in our world.

The Lord provided these rich reservoirs to sustain the earth’s current large population. Without these fuels, billions would die of starvation. Used properly, they do not harm the environment nor do they raise temperatures to unsafe levels.

Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels, in a panel discussion on “Climate Myths” moderated by John Stossel, said:

It’s warmed up around 1 degree Celsius since 1900, and life expectancy doubled in the industrialized democracies! Yet that temperature ticks up another half a degree and the entire system crashes? That’s the most absurd belief! . . . Eliminating all fossil fuels would reduce the average earth temperature by .14 degrees Celsius. That’s a very small change for putting humanity back in the Stone Age.

The Apostle John wrote that the “spirit of the antichrist” was already active in his day (1 John 4:3). How much more do we already see this in the promotion of policies that would kill billions of people if fully implemented? These things come from depraved minds given over to the influence of our enemy.

That’s the downside of seeing Jesus’ words come to life in our present day. For us, it indicates that the Rapture is ever so close. Never before have New Testament saints witnessed so many things that point to the soon arrival of the Tribulation period.