I don’t know exactly how to explain what I experienced yesterday. So, I will just guess at how to say it. (And I hope this finds a listening ear).
Call me crazy.
Call it an ‘epiphany’.
Call it a vision (I really don’t like that description, but…)
I was simply sitting on our lanai (that’s a screened patio area, for you who are not familiar with Florida patio names) drinking a cup of coffee, taking in the scenery across our pond and thoughts or visions began to flash across my mind. They were so vivid that they almost seemed visible (notice, I said ALMOST).
These images were reminiscent of scenes from “The Lord of the Rings” movies. The images were not of the ugly distorted creatures or monstrous figures like in the movies but they were people with hatred and anger distorting their expressions. They were charging across a landscape, destroying everything in their path.
But, this was not movie. I thought, perhaps these are just images from the news media of the recent riots which my mind is recalling. Maybe it was as simple as that.
But, I couldn’t shake the realism. And, it was easy to relate what I was “seeing” to what is happening in our world. I kept thinking, “How could the people of our nation go from law abiding citizens to domestic terrorists in such a short time?
How could almost half the population, in the year 2020, endorse a political party espousing godless Socialism and Communist style rule? How could so many people endorse desecrating our religious institutions, our history and legacies, going about indiscriminately killing our police and first responders? They are destroying business, killing the owners, looting, stealing and rioting saying it is for justice? How could the Democrat Senators, Governors, mayors and public officials allow and even encourage this anarchy? Have they lost their minds?
As I pondered on the thought “Have they lost their minds?”, I wondered, “Or, is something more sinister occurring?”
I asked myself, “What would cause so many people to begin to call what been considered as ‘good’, for centuries, now call it ‘evil’ and call evil as being good?
They murder babies for body parts, kill our police our of anger, disparage and attack those who don’t agree with their points of view. These people loot, steal, threaten, murder for no real reason or for any reason. Dishonesty is rampant is all areas of society. Immorality, perversion and pornography is so prevalent and pervasive that one cannot escape it.
I’ll spare the continuing long winded review of this upside-down world-wide phenomenon, but the one thought that struck me: “Something is going on that is just not right. It is not of this world.”
That’s when the lights came on in my head. “It is not of this world”.
Read Ephesians 6:11 – 12
(verse 11) “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. (verse 12) For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
OUR STRUGGLE IS AGAINST
THE RULERS AND POWERS AND WORLD FORCES OF DARKNESS
AGAINST SPIRITUAL FORCES OF WICKEDNESS IN THE HEAVENLY
What we read in Ephesians 6 is nothing new. But, the trouble seems to be intensifying, just like Jesus said it would intensify. It has become just like in the days of Noah, before the flood.
Genesis 6:5-6 tells us what was going on in the days of Noah. “God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.”
We read in Genesis 6:11 that “the earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.” Pick up the newspaper and you will see the hostility that fills the earth.
For those who have read (or have not read) the “White Stone” articles on the Tribulation, maybe this will bring you “to the table”, so to speak.
1. We MUST recognize where we are in “eschatology“.
2. We are at the 12th hour, we are seeing the opening of the 5th Tribulation Seal of the “eschatological clock“. (There is only one more Seal left)
3. There is only ONE WAY we can deal with what is upon us, until our Lord returns.
4. And we are called upon to BE READY!
This is URGENT, dear friends. If you have come this far in this letter, thank you! Now please click and read the links.
We must be ready. Please, call, email or text me if you want to talk further. Let’s join together and get this word out. Christ is our ONLY and BEST HOPE!
Your Friend and Brother in Christ,