Saturday, May 30, 2015

The End is Near .. Peapods in the Pigpen

We are seeing a radical rise of lawlessness in the USA, South Africa, France, Sweden and many other nations where there is no longer in many areas any attempt to retain or restore order.  Authorities are giving up and retreating.

If you have ever watched any of the Mad Max movies did you ever wonder, "Where are the police, the military?".   You didn't because you quickly came to realize they couldn't and wouldn't restore order.  We will see such a world in some places soon.

What is about to happen?  My friends who believe we are in the end times point to the verse from Matthew 24:
9“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. 10And then many will fall awaya and betray one another and hate one another. 11And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. 12And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. 13But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
They say, SEE, those signs are everywhere.  We are living in those days.   We are, but this has happened before and also again and again.  It's a long deep cycle.  It moves with faithful inexorable repeatability.  There is no stopping it, but when we recognize the pattern we can cooperate with what God is doing in the earth.  It has nothing to do with end times or the return of Jesus.

We are in that portion of the cycle of lawlessness and love growing cold.  People falling away.  People betraying one another.  Unfaithful friends.  People claiming to be men of God misleading many.  Many into deep perdition.  Led astray they end up lost for any usefulness in the Kingdom.  Rendered inert.

There is no option but to endure to the end.  To let God do what he does.  To proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom.  To walk it out faithfully.

This is NOT about getting people saved, begging them to join a church, to get them to recite some prayer as a ticket to heaven.  This is about your personal demonstration of the Kingdom of God before all men.  There will be few that can do this, but some will.  There will be persecution, that too is part of the pattern. Endurance will be the requirement.

God is not surprised, He's not concerned, He's not wringing His hands.  He sees and knows the end from the beginning.

In the natural this is hopeless. This is going to get much worse before it turns around.  We are still living in the pig pen eating pods inside our culture. We have not yet come to ourselves.  We have not yet said, "I will return to my father".    We are lost, morally bankrupt.  We have no hope without Jesus.  Not for salvation, for restoring a culture that works.

There is a far superior culture to what you see all around you.  It is based on respect, honor, courtesy and honesty in all things.  It is made up of knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, and customs.
It is the sum total of man’s efforts to adjust himself to his environment and to improve his modes of living.  There is only one of those, all others are inferior.  We must learn to identify what that looks like.  Not all global cultures are equal.  Not by any means. There is only one that is superior to all others.

What we see in the world around us is animalistic, not based on any of these things. When the culture becomes exhausted with base culture, there will be a change.  It will require an overturning of the catastrophe that exists today in today's culture.  That will come after a crisis, a collapse, a complete capitulation.  This has happened in every country, every nation, every people who came back from a disastrous cultural condition. It is the order of things.

The Kingdom of God will expand, but first the prince of this world must be exposed for the evil he has done. Those who are his promoters must also be exposed.  The good news is they are being exposed, Religious leaders, political leaders, media leaders, education leaders, entertainment leaders, community leaders and business leaders are all being shown up for who they are.. But the end is not yet.  Exposure will not cause the culture to change, the change can only come as the Kingdom is modeled in the face of horrid conditions.

There are opportunities even today to do this... yet they are not being taken.  Mostly because it takes  setting aside of pride to do so.  This is not normal.

Prophetically, expect things to get rough, yet expect those who are citizens of the upside down invisible Kingdom to prevail and attract a lost world to them after they reach the end of their diet for pea pods in the pigpen.

Have hope, the end is near and a new beginning is coming.

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