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God’s Prophetic Word Encourages Believers
By Mike Gendron
Christians who study Bible prophecy have not been caught off guard by the widespread pestilence, lawlessness, corruption, rebellion, and demonic activity that is taking place throughout the world. The apostle Paul warned us with his divinely inspired prophetic words in 2 Timothy 3:1-5, “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power.” Paul exhorts us to avoid such men of depraved mind who oppose the truth. They are evil men and impostors who will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. Yes, there have been other times in history that have been characterized by this depraved description of people. However, the prophetic time clock ushering in the last days did not start ticking again until the restoration of Israel in 1948. No other epoch of time in human history has had so many prophetic implications as there are today.
Evil Deeds of Darkness Are Being Exposed
Never before in our lifetime have we seen such an abundance of widespread corruption, treacherous behavior, and blatant hypocrisy within our government. Its ruling mandate has now become, “Do as I say, not as I do”. To make matters even worse, the government has a willing partner in the leftist liberal media, which continues to feed gullible Americans a steady diet of deceptive narratives and insidious propaganda while suppressing the truth. These gullible people are being programmed to do whatever the media tells them to do. Perhaps this scheming collusion of “fake news” and big government has existed in the past, but now their evil deeds of darkness have been exposed by a few courageous patriots who love freedom and truth and are unwilling to compromise.
God Is Sovereignly Controlling Prophecy
Believers can be encouraged because God’s prophetic plan for the ages is being carried out just as He ordained it. In these last days, we are eye-witnesses to God’s sovereign control over everything that is taking place. He is allowing wicked men to employ their devious schemes to fulfill prophecy. God’s prophetic word tells us there will be a global government that will control the population, a global economy that will control commerce, and a global religion that will force the worship of a false Christ (Rev. 13 & 17). As these events begin to unfold, this blessed generation of God’s people can be encouraged as we keep looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus (Titus 2:13). The King of kings will defeat evil and set up His everlasting kingdom where justice and righteousness are the foundation of His throne (Psalm 89:14).
Spiritual Forces of Wickedness
Christians know that many of the global events taking place today are influenced by spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places (Eph. 6:12). There is no other explanation for the rapid rise of demonic activity. There is also no way to justify the irrational and lawless behavior of the deep state that seeks to destroy America and its Constitution (1 John 3:10-12). Satan must know his days are numbered, so he has unleashed an all out assault on truth, justice and freedom. His god-rejecting, socialistic powers seek to steal our freedom so that a New World Order can control us. The global platform that will usher in the treacherous reign of Antichrist is being constructed by globalists under demonic influence. He will have authority over every tribe, people and tongue in the world (Rev. 13:7). Already we are seeing precursors to a global government with the promotion of socialized medicine, suppression of free speech, universal propaganda, population control, environmentalism, gun confiscations, and contact tracing.
The Effects of Fearing a Global Pandemic
We have been told that the China virus has created a global pandemic that threatens our lives. Yes, it is a serious virus that has taken so many lives, but is it an actual pandemic or an exaggerated crisis that the government is exploiting to control people and steal their freedom? According to the CDC, the average number of deaths per day this year was less than the average number of deaths per day in 2018. This data has been hidden from us by politicians and “experts.” Instead, the government has deliberately caused widespread fear and confusion by ordering the shutdown of schools, businesses, churches and large gatherings of people. This has led to hundreds of businesses going bankrupt, travel being restricted, religious freedom being denied, elections being stolen, dead people voting, suicides increasing, unemployment rising, food lines growing, riots breaking out, and the national debt skyrocketing.
The Christian’s Response and Responsibility
What are Christians to do in a fallen world that is being overcome by the devastating and deadly effects of sin? 1) Be encouraged because these events are all part of God’s prophetic plan as revealed in His Word. He upholds and rules the universe according to the counsel of His own will and for His good pleasure. 2) Strive to be blameless, innocent children of God and shine as lights in the world in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation (Phil. 2:15). 3) Avoid being conformed to the corruption of this fallen world, and instead be transformed by the renewing of our minds, so that we may prove what the perfect will of God is (Rom. 12:2). 4) Rescue those who are perishing and losing hope because they do not know who to trust or where to find truth. Point them to the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the truth and the only way to the Father (John 14:6).