I'll have to admit, things have looked awfully dire lately. It increasingly feels like the world is on the precipice of a totalitarian police state, and, well, it is. Post-March 2020 is like a converging of all the dystopian stories into one. This is as to be expected given what we know about Bible prophecy.
It doesn't completely turn the tide, but what it does show is that the enemy doesn't quite have his kingdom yet. It's still forming, but never fully formed. The missing piece is the rapture of the Church. We are the salt of the earth and light of the earth and as long as the global Church remains, his earthly dominion will only ever be partial.
It's interesting that the Holy Spirit manifests His restraining power in a variety of ways. We have only to be still and trust Him just as the Israelites by the Red Sea. It looked dire as the army was closing in, but then God made a wall of fire.
But we're getting closer. Very close. That much is clear to me. Clearly our time here is all but up, but the enemy still can't get us—at least not all of us.
"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures."
Post by boraddict on Sept 13, 2021 10:47:27 GMT -6
It seems that the great sign was the warning and the covid is the beginning. So from Jan. 2020 we are into it and now things are warming up to the fire. The intensity is going to grow hotter and hotter as the Restrainer holds things together. At some point this is really going to break loose and nothing Restrained.
It is interesting to watch but not fun to ride the wave.
It is like the build up to any time of warfare. It builds and builds and then the war starts over some relatively small thing. Although the small thing in WWII was the invasion of Poland, it plunged the world into years of devastation. For WWI it was the assignation [assassination] of the Arch Duke [Franz Ferdinand of Austria]. So now it seems to be the confederation of the Islamic nations that might be right around the corner.
Last Edit: Sept 13, 2021 18:58:01 GMT -6 by yardstick: corrected typo and added a little detail.
EnochWalked: It does feel like the very notion of time is being messed with, like there's a battle between the days being shortened and the days being lengthened. Perhaps Covid lockdowns have changed weather patterns? Very coincidental timing otherwise.
Aug 7, 2022 12:39:18 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-62150163 A bizarre tale that includes a Scottish island micronation (the "republic of Lamb") owned by Uri Geller, "the pyramids of Giza", "the infamous North Berwick witchcraft trials in the 1590s", and much more.
Aug 7, 2022 16:30:15 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "the current Baron of Dirleton - an Orthodox Jewish Portuguese-Brazilian entrepreneur", "a purported burial place of the legendary King Arthur", "the prophet Jeremiah & the daughter of the last king of Judah", "King Solomon's temple", "the Scotichronicon"
Aug 7, 2022 16:33:30 GMT -6
EnochWalked: It's really difficult to define a "neutral" stance, because children don't need to know that their teacher has a homosexual partner, but should be able to hear that a teacher believes in Jesus. Silence is itself a religious/political position.
Aug 7, 2022 18:52:17 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.pravda.com.ua/eng/news/2022/08/8/7362406/ "Russia withdraws its nuclear weapons from US inspections". What don't they want NATO to know? Perhaps some weapons have gone missing, or are beyond repair.
Aug 8, 2022 17:23:32 GMT -6