this is all to be expected, ALL tying into prophecy in the Word of God...covered in Detail, in the Revelations of John.
I don't want to waste bandwidth, or bore any of you, by a long turgid posting, simply put, all of this, the terrible signs we see today, in every facet of life...in this WORLD, all tie in to the dictates of the whore of Babylon. (I simply refuse to capitalize that name..its a fell title, full of venom and wickedness)
have you noticed, that even in the popular entertainment of the day, what a prominent role several areas of "thought" play in the public marketplace?.....one sees "zombie" or "vampire" movies expanding in many 'offerings' out there, including secular based "end of the world" films.
one sees many shows that worship money.....for the last two decades...the stock market has received undue attention...a drama unto its own, with its own channels....and for the less cunning, there's always "game shows".
back to films, have you noticed the films, that show EXPLICITEDLY ...the govt as an out of control entity, that is the BAD GUY, intent on killing the GOOD GUY?...and many point to this as an example of our "freedoms"....as shown in the news today, and the very title of this thread...the truth in these films is undisputed, but notice HOW the filmmakers construct the film.......they portray the govt as being absolutely OMNIPOTENT...and wicked...and our "good guy" barely makes it thru the story of the film ALIVE...to the point where WE, the audience, breath a sigh of relief and think, "whew! glad that's NOT ME!"....the underlying message being.....don't mess with THE MAN....a not so subliminal message masquerading as free 'exchange of ideas', when all it really is, at the heart of it...an ANTI Christ message...
meaning do we worship the state and worship power/money?
OR do we worship The Christ of God, Jesus?
I am NOT speaking of "rebellion"...i'm speaking of SEPERATION.
Bless God, I've had the opportunity..Divine Opportunity to REALLY dig deep into the Psalter...and what I keep seeing God say, and Speak of is..."to take refuge IN HIM"...."to WAIT on the LORD"....and I am at a point in my walk with Jesus, where ALL I want to do, is to take refuge IN HIM.
that's what I mean by separation...I am His, and His alone...its the world, the flesh and devil that nailed Him to That Cross, that Cruel Tree...the world, the flesh and the devil....and they had NO POWER over the Resurrected Son of God, Our Savior, Jesus.....so, Jesus living in me, that Glorious Reality...means this wickedness has NO POWER over me.
they can read my emails, they can torture me, and yes, they can kill this body, this jar of clay, but my soul?
He keeps....my soul belongs to Jesus, to God the Father, and one Day, we shall all be in the Heavenly Jerusalem.
in one of the very few worship songs I like, my sister Misty Edwards, glorifies Jesus, and just blesses my heart with this beautiful song, "Only a Shadow", which I can say "Yes and amen" too. I love you all in Jesus' love, neil