Wednesday, 22 May 2013
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE END HAS COME?: THE LORD MARKS (SEALS) HIS PEOPLE AND THEN THE WRATH OF GOD FALLS ON THE LAND
At this particular moment; we are going to have a deeper insight and understanding on what happens when the End Has Come. And The LORD is going to take us step by step on this spiritual journey.
The mirror image of such a dispensation of when the End Has Come is when the Israelites were to go to exile and so the end of the nation of Israel at that point in time had come since they were to be scattered out of their land into exile. So The LORD God Almighty stationed a watchman on the wall by the name of Ezekiel. So Ezekiel; The Servant of The LORD, The Prophet of The LORD had very mighty series of conversations with The LORD whereupon The LORD put him to watch and then warn the Israelites regarding what was to happen now that The End Had Come.
Therefore, the earth is currently at the verge where mankind is currently staring at another moment when: The End Has Come.
So the mirror image of such a dispensation had occurred very many centuries ago when The End had Come for The nation of Israel since they were to go to exile. And at that time just as it is now; only the wise people i.e. them who fear The LORD got wind of this very important mystery; and embraced the message of preparing the way when the End Has Come; The message of Absolute Repentance, Righteousness, Holiness, Truth and Complete Surrender to The LORD Jesus Christ. And so, those who are foolish either ignore or do not want to care about the preparations required for people at such a very critical dispensation i.e. When The End Has Come.
So when The End Has Come as we will see shortly in this discussion; there are some events and processes that happens as stated in the book of Ezekiel chapter 7 and the adjacent chapters. And These are:
1-When The End Has Come: The LORD Puts A Mark On Those Who Live In The Fear Of The LORD.
These are them who have embraced absolute Repentance; Righteousness, Holiness, Truth and Complete Surrender to The LORD Jesus Christ. And by putting a mark on their forehead; The LORD is essentially rescuing and protecting His people i.e. Those who call Him: "LORD" and He calls them: "MY People."
This is well stipulated in the book of Ezekiel 9 :3-4 which states: “Then the Lord called to the man clothed in linen who had the writing kit at his side and said to him, “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it.”
This is the same thing you find being shown to apostle John regarding this dispensation that mankind has now navigated to as stated in the book of Revelation 7:1-3 which states: "After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.”
2-When The End Has Come: The LORD Judges the People According To Their Conduct;
In so judging, The LORD shields, protects, rescues and shelters those who live in the fear of The LORD i.e. by having chosen to follow the narrow road: The road of absolute Repentance, Righteousness, Holiness, Truth and Complete Surrender to The LORD Jesus Christ. This narrow road is the road that leads to eternal life in the kingdom of God Almighty in Heaven. Deep within this mystery is the rapture (Catching away) of The Bride of Christ
But those who are on the broad road; The road where there are detestable practices of sin whereby there is no fear (wisdom) of The LORD. When The End Has Come, The LORD does not look on such people with pity neither does He spare them because He is The LORD and He judges everyone according to their conduct. These detestable practices include: as stated in the book of Galatians 5;19-21"The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God."
Also in the book of Romans 29-32 which states: "They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them."
That's why its stated in the book of Ezekiel 7:2-4 "Son of man, this is what the Sovereign Lord says to the land of Israel: “‘The end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land! The end is now upon you, and I will unleash my anger against you. I will judge you according to your conduct and repay you for all your detestable practices. I will not look on you with pity; I will not spare you. I will surely repay you for your conduct and for the detestable practices among you. “‘Then you will know that I am the Lord.’"
3-When The End Has Come: Disaster! Unheard of Disaster Comes Upon The Land
This is because the wrath and the judgement of The LORD God Almighty hits the land and The LORD strikes the blow on the land because He is repaying the detestable practices on the land. It is a moment when the wrath of God strikes and He will not look at the sinful people with pity and He will not spare them either. And you have to remember that there are birth pains before the wrath of God befalls the land. The Oklahoma historical Tornado of May 20th 2013 is an example of a birth pain on the land. And so even though it is being reported to be the worst ever tornado on the earth; it is very important to note that it is just part of the birth pains that will usher in the wrath of God Almighty upon the earth due to her detestable practices and refusal to Repent of sins in The Mighty name of The LORD Jesus Christ.
The birth pains are actually to act as a wake-up call to the people and the nations of the earth that: "The End Has Come and so prepare the way in absolute Repentance, Righteousness, Holiness lest you be left behind to face the wrath and the Judgement of God Almighty!!!."
The LORD states through His servant Ezekiel in the book of Ezekiel 7:5-9 "This is what the Sovereign Lord says: “‘Disaster! unheard-of disaster! See, it comes! The end has come! The end has come! It has roused itself against you. See, it comes! “Doom has come upon you, upon you who dwell in the land. The time has come! The day is near! There is panic, not joy, on the mountains. I am about to pour out my wrath on you and spend my anger against you. I will judge you according to your conduct and repay you for all your detestable practices. I will not look on you with pity; I will not spare you. I will repay you for your conduct and for the detestable practices among you."
The LORD Jesus Christ also talks at length about this in the book of Mathew 24: -6-8 "You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains."
4-When The End Has Come: Violence Grows and Punishes Wickedness.
So the land is full of bloodshed and violence. It is a very terrible time of lawlessness. chaos and disorder because people are controlled and possessed by demons and evil spirits. It is a moment when people do not fear to spill blood. They actually are thirsty for blood.
When The End comes, there are even attacks by foreign armies and military (through missile attacks and nuclear attacks etc.) i.e. there is a military attack and invasion.
The LORD puts it as follows through His servant Ezekiel in the book of Ezekiel 7:23-26 "Prepare chains! For the land is full of bloodshed, and the city is full of violence. I will bring the most wicked of nations to take possession of their houses. I will put an end to the pride of the mighty, and their sanctuaries will be desecrated. When terror comes, they will seek peace in vain. Calamity upon calamity will come, and rumor upon rumor."
5-When The End Has Come; Plagues and Famines Hit the Land.
People may even have money but there is no food to buy because of famine and calamities. And people may have goods to sell but there is no money to buy them. This is well stipulated in the book of Ezekiel 7:15-20 "Outside is the sword; inside are plague and famine. Those in the country will die by the sword; those in the city will be devoured by famine and plague. The fugitives who escape will flee to the mountains. Like doves of the valleys, they will all moan, each for their own sins. Every hand will go limp; every leg will be wet with urine. They will put on sackcloth and be clothed with terror. Every face will be covered with shame, and every head will be shaved. “‘They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will be treated as a thing unclean. Their silver and gold will not be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s wrath. It will not satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs, for it has caused them to stumble into sin. They took pride in their beautiful jewelry and used it to make their detestable idols. They made it into vile images; therefore I will make it a thing unclean for them."
This is also well expounded in the book of Ezekiel 7:12-13 "The time has come! The day has arrived! Let not the buyer rejoice nor the seller grieve, for my wrath is on the whole crowd. The seller will not recover the property that was sold— as long as both buyer and seller live. For the vision concerning the whole crowd will not be reversed. Because of their sins, not one of them will preserve their life."
6-When The End Has Come: Doom Bust Forth Yet Arrogance Blossoms
That's why after disasters which at this point in time are actually birth pains to wake up the people and the nations of the earth to turn to God Almighty in absolute Repentance of their sins and prepare the way for the coming of The LORD, you find that the leadership of a nation(s); instead of leading people to seek the face of God Almighty in Repentance so as to turn away from sin and detestable practices, they go ahead and proclaim: "We will rebuild and we will regain strength" (Oklahoma Governor).
Isaiah The Prophet of The LORD stated this arrogance and pride in the book of Isaiah 9:8-17 which states: "The Lord has sent a message against Jacob; it will fall on Israel. All the people will know it—Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria—who say with pride and arrogance of heart, “The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone; the fig trees have been felled, but we will replace them with cedars.” But the Lord has strengthened Rezin’s foes against them and has spurred their enemies on. Arameans from the east and Philistines from the west have devoured Israel with open mouth.Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised. But the people have not returned to him who struck them, nor have they sought the Lord Almighty. So the Lord will cut off from Israel both head and tail, both palm branch and reed in a single day; the elders and dignitaries are the head, the prophets who teach lies are the tail. Those who guide this people mislead them, and those who are guided are led astray. Therefore the Lord will take no pleasure in the young men, nor will he pity the fatherless and widows, for everyone is ungodly and wicked, every mouth speaks folly. Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised."
Ezekiel The Prophet of The LORD also stipulates it in the book of Ezekiel 7:10-11 "See, the day! See, it comes! Doom has burst forth, the rod has budded, arrogance has blossomed! Violence has arisen, a rod to punish the wicked. None of the people will be left, none of that crowd—none of their wealth, nothing of value."
7-When The End Has Come: The LORD exposes wickedness, sin and detestable practices by revealing to His servants.
This can be through visions, dreams and revelations etc.
The LORD actually revealed to His servant Ezekiel about this in the book of Ezekiel 8:2-18 which states: " I looked, and I saw a figure like that of a man. From what appeared to be his waist down he was like fire, and from there up his appearance was as bright as glowing metal. He stretched out what looked like a hand and took me by the hair of my head. The Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and in visions of God he took me to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court, where the idol that provokes to jealousy stood. And there before me was the glory of the God of Israel, as in the vision I had seen in the plain. Then he said to me, “Son of man, look toward the north.” So I looked, and in the entrance north of the gate of the altar I saw this idol of jealousy. And he said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing—the utterly detestable things the Israelites are doing here, things that will drive me far from my sanctuary? But you will see things that are even more detestable.” Then he brought me to the entrance to the court. I looked, and I saw a hole in the wall. He said to me, “Son of man, now dig into the wall.” So I dug into the wall and saw a doorway there. And he said to me, “Go in and see the wicked and detestable things they are doing here.” So I went in and looked, and I saw portrayed all over the walls all kinds of crawling things and unclean animals and all the idols of Israel. In front of them stood seventy elders of Israel, and Jaazaniah son of Shaphan was standing among them. Each had a censer in his hand, and a fragrant cloud of incense was rising. He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of Israel are doing in the darkness, each at the shrine of his own idol? They say, ‘The Lord does not see us; the Lord has forsaken the land.’” Again, he said, “You will see them doing things that are even more detestable.” Then he brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the house of the Lord, and I saw women sitting there, mourning the god Tammuz. He said to me, “Do you see this, son of man? You will see things that are even more detestable than this.”He then brought me into the inner court of the house of the Lord, and there at the entrance to the temple, between the portico and the altar, were about twenty-five men. With their backs toward the temple of the Lord and their faces toward the east, they were bowing down to the sun in the east. He said to me, “Have you seen this, son of man? Is it a trivial matter for the people of Judah to do the detestable things they are doing here? Must they also fill the land with violence and continually arouse my anger? Look at them putting the branch to their nose! Therefore I will deal with them in anger; I will not look on them with pity or spare them. Although they shout in my ears, I will not listen to them.”
THE END HAS INDEED COME!!!
AND SO PREPARE THE WAY IN ABSOLUTE REPENTANCE, RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS, TRUTH AND COMPLETE SURRENDER TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH). TIME IS ABSOLUTELY OVER; THE MESSIAH JESUS CHRIST IS IMMINENTLY COMING TO PICK HIS BRIDE!!!
I acknowledge today that you are LORD and savior of all mankind,
and today I have recognized my shortfall,
I repent and turn away from all sin.
Please cover me with your precious blood,
and establish your word in my life,
that I may be found in righteousness and holiness
and write my name in your book of life
and baptize me with the power of the Holy Spirit
in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
Shalom!!! Shalom!!! Shalom!!!