As children of God, we are called to keep watch at all times. We are to pay attention to what is going on around us spiritually and physically and to study the Word of God so that we know what to look for. We are to be aware of the times of the end and so that we aren’t caught unaware and unprepared. And we need to be prepared for what will happen while waiting for Jesus to return.
I’m convinced that the Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13) is a warning for God’s people to not be caught unprepared, or not keeping watch. In the parable, only 5 of the virgins, or God’s people, were awake with oil in their lamps and ready to go when the groom, representing Jesus, shows up for them. The other 5 were asleep, unprepared and were left. Does this sound as serious to you as it does to me? I don’t want to find out what happens if I’m caught asleep and unprepared.
And while we are awake, waiting and keeping watch, there are many prophetic scriptures throughout the Bible that tell us specific things to watch for, such as wars, earthquakes, lawlessness, Christian persecutions, etc. Also, Genesis 1:14 says that God created the lights in the heavens (moon, stars and sun) “for signs and for seasons.” The Hebrew word for sign is owth which means omen. So, the heavenly lights were not only created for indicating seasons but also for omens from God. It is a way for God to signal warnings to His people.
From Joel 2:
30 “I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth,
Blood, fire and columns of smoke.
31 “The sun will be turned into darkness
And the moon into blood
Before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.
And we can’t use the excuse that the Bible says that no one knows the day or the hour of the Lord’s return. I believe that Matthew 24 is clear that only those who aren’t watching will not know, as those in Noah’s time were surprised by the flood. And God told Noah to prepare for something that was coming that had never happened before. We may not know the exact day or the exact hour but God can give us signs and warnings that point to a narrowed down season. Besides, God always warns his prophets of what is to come.
From Revelation 16:
15 “Look, I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! Blessed are all who are watching for me, who keep their clothing ready so they will not have to walk around naked and ashamed.”
We are to stay awake and be prepared for what may happen. There may be things to come that will cause financial collapses and food shortages. There will be wars, famines, pestilences, natural disasters. Are you prepared for those things? Yes, I believe that God takes care of His people, but it always requires some work and diligence on our part. Even Joseph and Noah had to make preparations. Making preparations are how God can takes care of us.
In keeping watch I have found that in addition to the heavenly signs, there are many events converging this month that are unprecedented. Because I do not believe in coincidences, I can’t help but think that it is significant. Could these be major signs of impending destruction, downfall or massive changes to our world? Are these warnings from God to His prophets of what is to come?
These events include celebrations of Jewish festivals (waiting to be fulfilled), signs in the heavens, meetings of world powers, festivals of debauchery and evil, days specially marked by unGodly belief systems and others. These events and more tell of the current state of the world.
The following is a list of events that have happened or will happen just this month:
- August 30-September 7–Burning Man Festival
- September 13–the end of the Shemitah
- September 13–Solar Eclipse (Jewish belief that it is a sign to the nations)
- September 13–Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)
- September 14–the beginning of the Year of Jubilee
- September 14–Jewish Feast of Trumpets
- September 14–Freemason Year of Light begins
- September 15–Jade Helm military exercises end
- September 15–70th session of UN General Assembly begins
- September 21–International Day of Peace
- September 22–Chinese president to visit U.S. (Seattle)
- September 23–Autumn equinox
- September 23–Day of Atonement
- September 23–Pope visits the White House to meet with Obama and parade in DC
- September 23-24–CERN hits full power in attempt to open parallel universe
- September 24–Chinese president to visit White House to develop a “great power relationship with the United States”
- September 24–Islamic Feast of Sacrifice and end of Hajj, pilgrimage to Mecca
- September 24–Pope addresses US Congress for the first time in history
- September 25–500 days to avoid climate chaos ends
- September 25–Pope addresses UN Assembly of World Leaders and for the first time in history the UN will raise the flag of the Vatican
- September 25–Pope holds multi-religious service at site of 9/11 and One World Trade Center
- September 25—Pope holds mass at Madison Square Garden
- September 25-27–Tomorrow World Festival in Atlanta said to hold the keys to open the gates to another world (connection to CERN?)
- September 26–Pope to attend World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia
- September 27-October 5–Jewish Feast of Tabernacles
- September 28–Chinese president to give his first speech to U.N.
- September 28–The fourth and final Blood Moon of the tetrad (Jewish belief that it is a sign for Israel). Each of the 4 blood moon occurring on Jewish festival dates and is said to not occur again in conjunction with Jewish festivals again for another 400 years.
You may have looked at the list and thought, so what do all these events have to do with one another? Well, take a look at what happens in the end times described in Revelation and other prophecies of the Bible. God tells us how it ends. Nations will war against each other like never before, God’s people will be martyred by beheading, there will be increased immorality, pestilences, mourning, famines, fires and the enforcement of the mark of the beast and much more! But, how does it get to that point? Do you think that one day the world will just go ballistic and things will start falling into place? NO! It’s a slow deception.
Satan has been on earth for a long time and has had many years to devise his plan of slow deception on mankind. He uses man as pawns to carry out his evil plan. He knows how it all ends, but takes every chance he can get to spread as much evil as possible. Just as God desires that no man should perish, Satan feels just the opposite. He knows that his time is short and he doesn’t play nice.
Throughout history Satan has weaved himself into every aspect of the world. He has manipulated, seduced, corrupted, bribed, coerced, deceived and evolved. He has also repackaged his plan to keep it hidden and unnoticed. Why do you think that there are so many religions? The Bible says that if you are not for God, then you are against Him. That is whether or not you are purposefully against Him. You are clearly and deliberately on God’s side or deceived to be on the other!
The Bible also says to not give the Satan a foothold. He will use any and every chance to wiggle his way into your life like a disease. He looks for places to corrupt, for ways into your heart and mind. He lies and justifies to make you believe what he says. He is stealthy and sometimes charming. And throughout time, the disease has grown and is evident now more than ever. Does the following verse from 2 Timothy 3 not describe the spirit of the current world in which we live?
“That in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God...”
In addition to all of the events listed above, there are other things happening in the U.S. and around the world that warrant our attention:
(Click on the topics as most are embedded with links.) Joint military drills (China and Russia, Canada and U.S., Europe). There has been an increase in seismic activity, civil unrest, racial riots, world stock market instabilities (China, Greece, Europe, U.S.), IMF meeting in October, changes in world governments (Guatemala, Greece), foreign relations and policies (Iran, Cuba), decrease in U.S. military numbers, rumors that the Swedish people want the government to join NATO and Russia’s opposition, Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement, Trilateral Commission, U.S. border patrol issues, refugees flooding Europe and talks of the U.S. welcoming them here, internet security breeches and identity theft, talks of increased gun control laws, the U.S. rebellion against God regarding the definition of marriage, Obama nominating the first openly gay man to lead army, U.S. government no longer recognizing Jerusalem as part of Israel on passports, Iran nuclear deal, the Vatican recognizing Palestine. Pope Francis has also announced that the Catholic Jubilee Year of Mercy will begin on December 8. And, of course, the increasingly horrible topic of ISIS and the persecution of those not submitting to their beliefs and authority. I am sure that there is much more that I haven’t included. But, you get the idea. It is utter CHAOS!
And when there is so much chaos and unrest, the world will be in a position to welcome a solution. And just imagine if a global natural disaster was thrown into the mix? If we aren’t privy to Satan’s craftiness and cunning and aren’t aligned with the Word of God, then we will be easily deceived into believing in this solution. We will just follow along with the slow and gentle evolution of change around us not noticing what is really happening. We will be like the boiling frogs.
It is my belief that Satan has infiltrated the governments of the world to create this chaos in order to eventually introduce the antichrist, who’d be the “solution” everyone is longing for. The antichrist will bring about a global government, economy and universal religion (Revelation 13) to bring order out of chaos.
Leaders have been groomed throughout the ages through secret societies (such as Skull and Bones, Knights Templar, Freemasons, Rosicrusians, Bilderberg group, Illuminati, Bohemian Grove, and so on) with the promises of money and power to follow and slowly implement the global agenda.
The world has already begun making strides toward this agenda as evident with efforts of nations joining forces such as the U.N., Trilateral Commission, NATO, European Union, Trans-Pacific Partnership, and so on. These organizations have been put into place to slowly introduce the idea of global governance with the world coming together for the same global causes, such as the 2030 Agenda, which is being discussed this week at the U.N. General Assembly.
So, back to the events taking place this month. If you follow the links embedded within the subjects and do the research you will find the common threads…deceiving the world into a unified solution to global issues.
Just this week we see the Pope mixing religion and politics as he addresses the U.N. with the agenda of his recent encyclical that includes climate change. Why was the Pope invited to a meeting of world leaders? It is to bring together the political authority and the religious authority using the subject of environment as a means to an end. (I’m sure that I’ll have another post about the papacy later.)
It just doesn’t make sense to me that our president would invite the Pope, the supposed leader of the Christian world, to the White House, when he won’t even fight for Christians being persecuted around the world. I believe it is an effort to reach people from different walks of faith into joining together, but not in the name of the one true God.
Please, don’t allow yourselves to be deceived. Study the Word of God, invite Him into every aspect of your life, ask Him to take the blinders off of your eyes so you can see the truth. When we know the truth, then we will know what isn’t. And the Word is to be our sword in fighting evil, just as Jesus did in the wilderness when being tempted by Satan.
We are to fight! Jesus says himself that he came not to bring peace, but a sword. Satan knows the Word, too, and if we don’t know it better and haven’t allowed it to be written on our hearts through the discernment of the Holy Spirit, then it will be twisted and used against us. We are also to put on the whole armor of God to protect us against the schemes of the enemy.
Don’t compromise your beliefs because of political correctness! Be vigilant and pray like you’ve never prayed before. Seek God on how he wants you to be prepared for what is coming because…
Ephesians 6:12 states: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
Follow the links for other perspectives and additional info on this topic:
The Mystery of September 23, Pope Francis Encyclical document, Pope Francis Encyclical commentary