A Woman's Perspective On The Times We Live In


January 12, 2015

Critical Crossroad

     It seems to me that mankind is at a turning point.  Among the latest news coming out of France is the statement that Islamic jihadist "sleeper cells" have been activated in the country.  Police have been asked to avoid internet communication and to keep their weapons close at all times.  Along with these alerts, we are hearing from international experts that the tide of violence we have seen in France will soon be promulgated worldwide.
World leaders head the march in Paris
     Frankly, those of us who know our Bibles have been wondering when the world would come to this conclusion.  The signs have been there for so long.  Don't misunderstand me; I am thankful that the political correctness seems to have abated (at least for the moment) and that people in positions of power are willing to tell the truth.  At least, there seems to be no hesitation in mentioning the word "terrorism", or laying the responsibility directly at the feet of radical Islam.
     It has been somewhat encouraging to see Muslims begin to speak out against the monstrous acts of barbarians who claim to represent the faith of Islam.  I applaud the leaders of Hezbollah and Hamas -- both designated terrorist groups by the U.S. State Department -- for condemning the actions of the Paris, France murderers.  Other Muslim religious leaders have also called the killings over the last few days a "heinous crime", and "reprehensible and ugly and violent and inhuman and brutal practices … [which] have insulted the messenger of Allah and the religion of Allah and the prophets and the book of Allah and the nation of the Muslims more than his enemies insulted him."
      It was heartwarming to see an estimated 1 million-plus people in the streets of Paris, marching arm-in-arm, in solidarity against terrorism.  The leaders of Western nations, along with Muslim countries, and the Prime Minister of Israel, led the march through the streets of Paris.  Conspicuously absent was any important representative of the United States, and I suspect that will make headlines for days or weeks to come.
     But it was the common man who made the largest statement by their presence.  As reported by Reuters, "Some commentators said the last street presence in the capital on this scale was at the Liberation of Paris from Nazi Germany in 1944."  It is eerie to consider that this connection was made, considering that one of the attacks was directed at a Jewish Kosher market in the heart of Paris, and resulted in four dead, and four critically wounded.
     Yes, it is good to see righteous anger against the ruthless killings, and an apparent awakening to the threat of a radical ideology that has declared war on the world.  But is it too little, too late?  And can the tide of mayhem really be stopped?  Already, there are other marches in Europe, conducted in the same of open societies and tolerance.  And, once again, if you believe in what the Bible tells us, we know that an unholy hell is going to be unleashed against the Jewish people, and those who are followers of Jesus.  The threats are there; out in the open, for all to see.  Anti-semitism is on the rise in Europe.  A war has been declared against us "infidels", and -- I don't mean to sound cynical -- but one million people marching in the street will not change the course this world is set on.
Millions rally in Paris against terrorism
     We are at a critical crossroad!  The world has come together to voice their weariness and opposition to the brutality against their fellow man.  But that is not enough!  Can there be further agreement that we need to renew our covenant with the God of the Universe?  Unless the peoples of the world recognize that the only way out of the debacle before us is to recognize Yahweh and fall to our knees and ask His forgiveness, then I'm afraid that the show of solidarity, all the good speeches, the declaration of war against terrorism, and the tolerance amongst religions and governments will not stop the speeding train that is edging the world towards annihilation.  You see, while all those solutions are good, they are temporary.  That is putting our trust in man to solve our sinful nature.
     But, can you imagine millions of people in all the streets of the world, marching and praising God, and asking for deliverance from this Evil that is threatening us all?  Which march is more likely to actually have an impact on the schemes of the Enemy?  Only God can interrupt the eventual conflagration, and grant us a delay in what will surely be increasing episodes of violence, terror, and suffering.
     All of mankind is at a point where a crucial decision must be made that will have far-reaching consequences for the inhabitants of earth.  We can fall to our knees and change our direction, or we can continue to stiffen our necks and follow the same path.  Prayer is our guide to making the right decision and avoiding more destruction and death.  Now is the time to get in step with God!

2 Chronicles 15:4    "But in their distress they turned to the LORD God of Israel, and they sought Him, and He let them find Him."


   
   

4 comments:

  1. apparently obummer didnt make the cut.I don't think he's comfortable holding hands

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  2. I feel the same way watching things unfold in France. It's as if the world gets more chaotic by the day. It's seems more and more deception is growing.

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  3. Hello, Belle:

    (from Gordon Wood)

    God sets a day, today, as follows: If you hear God's voice, (through Belle or another messenger's testimony,) do not harden your heart as in the rebellion.

    If my people, which are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin, and heal their land.

    These are perilous times. They will get worse, so much so that men's hearts will fail them and the very survival of mankind would be in doubt except that God shortens the days. The first trumpet with hail mixed with blood, and all grass dies (grains are grasses too-MAJOR famine similar to the 3rd seal.) Mountain (-sized meteorite?) falls into the sea. And the tormenting creatures stinging like scorpions nonstop while people cannot die for 5 months. Then the army of 200 million sent to slay 1/3 of mankind, about 2.2 BILLION people.

    Prepare for this, as the Bible says it WILL happen. I have no clue as to how to physically prepare for events this big. The beast will overcome the Christians. The Christians overcome him (winning victory for themselves, at the cost of their lives through Rev 12:11, by the blood of the Lamb, the word of their testimony, and loving not their lives unto death.

    The prepping notes you have are excellent. Be wise--but someone better armed may outguess and outshoot even the most diligently prepared person. If someone is destined to captivity, to captivity he goes. He who lives by the sword must be killed by the sword. This calls for endurance on the part of God's people.
    (See Rev 13-14.)

    If we die still serving Jesus and loving others as he commanded, so be it. Unless we are rebelling against him, we won't die until his work for us is finished. I think people usually cannot recognize whether their work is done or not unless Jesus (or the Holy Spirit) tells us.

    Also, Jesus might take us to him before we have to face these things. But the timing of this, which is debatable based on different understandings of the Scripture, may have us facing all but the wrath of God. He may pass us over, shelter us in the wilderness, or rapture us out. Or all three!

    So, where does the physical preparation come into play? *scratching head* Note that a gun with me would probably not help in a defensive or combat situation, as my vision is pretty limited.

    I welcome your wisdom on preparing in these conditions while a little time is left.

    yours in Christ,

    -Gordon Wood

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  4. I Dunno, Personally Im not comfortable holding hands with the anti- christof the modern world. Maybe no one wanted to "be that guy''. I bet ol PLW would agree?

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