Friday, 26 April 2019

Shaking the Nations

Haggai 2 v 6 - 7: "For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;
7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts."

Isaiah 55 v 11: "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."

We are in the grip of a spiritual storm in which the unseen war of the heavenlies is manifesting on this planet.  It is shaking the nations day after day as the turbulence of British MPs voting about Brexit, Theresa May resigning, Labour in shambles, followed by the horrors of Christchurch and Sri Lanka, and the second cyclone to hit Mozambique in just a few weeks.

Behind it all is the shadow of ISIS, the migrant problem; the collapse of ISIS in its unilateral declaration of a Caliphate leading to harder to find terror cells threatening to strike anywhere.  Many people are afraid, including governments who need to find a way to control it all.

The people of the world who do not know Almighty God and His Son Jesus, try to work out these problems with laws, barriers, weapons and strategies with the limitation of man's wisdom.  They fail to understand the actual origin of the problem so the solution will evade them. Billions will be spent to safeguard lives but you cannot counteract a spiritual event with a man-made answer.

Observe the destruction of Venezuela under the rule of a Godless communist.  Observe the thousands of migrants pounding through Mexico to enter the USA, the land of dreams.  There is now an ISIS camp gearing up for trouble 8 miles from the border in heavy druglord territory.  They are helping each other bring destruction on America.

God is shaking the heavens.  The domain of evil spirits and Satan's kingdom is in the air around us.  An unseen controller of the affairs of this world.  The bringer of death and destruction, perversion, terror, murder, hate and disease.  We are too learned and sophisticated to believe this gobbledygook and would rather wander endlessly in the wilderness of blissful ignorance.

Hosea 4 v 6: "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children."

The Holy Bible clearly tells us that there is a war going on between good and evil. In the heavens.  The defeated demons are sent to Hell, situated in the fiery core in the centre of Earth.  They pass through our countries, cities, towns, homes, causing havoc as they fall.  

When a mighty stronghold falls it jars the land and massive earthquakes and tsunamis result.  Superstorms develop through demonic activity and the nation's are shaken.  It's called climate change or global warming but it is actually the Son of God returning as He promised and fighting the hordes of evil spirits trying to stop Him.

It happened before and is recorded in Daniel 10 where Daniel was fasting for 3 weeks and seeking guidance from the Lord.  Verse 12 - 13: "Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.
13  But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia."

The description Daniel gives of the pre-incarnate Jesus is almost identical to John's vision of Him in Revelation 1.  Their reactions to His presence are the same as well.  Jesus had to fight through a wall of demons for 21 days and had to call on Archangel Michael to assist.  The Prince of Persia is a ruling demon over Iran that is still in place today, causing the human ruler under its power to want to destroy every Jew.  And Christian.

Syria, Gaza, Iraq have joined with Iran to wipe Israel off the map.  They are fighting a losing battle against the true and living God who will always protect His chosen people in the land He gave them.  And its much bigger than the tiny patch they are on now.  He gave them the whole of Lebanon and all the land to the Euphrates River.  

The terrible earthquake and tsunami that ripped Haiti apart was a judgment from God, and they knew it.  They confessed afterwards that 200 years before this, their ancestors had dedicated Haiti to Satan through Voodoo priests and witchdoctors.  The world is reeling in pollution, crime, sexual abuse, false religions, cults, drugs, murders, militants, anarchy, protesters, violence, destruction of property.  

There is only one hope for mankind, Jesus Christ.  The devil and the demons hate Him because He has defeated them by destroying the power of sin by His death and the shedding of His Blood.  When you believe in Him and yield to His Lordship, whether alive or dead, you are saved and free.

The world is ruled by Satan through the media, music, idols, religions, military, governments, humanitarians, money, lust, sexual sin, gambling, addictions, plagues, Hollywood, false doctrines abounding in churches, false prophets etc.  Christians are passing through this world to eternal life in Heaven but they are not part of it.  So the world hates us and persecutes us to their own peril.

Those nations that reject Jesus and are working to overthrow Christianity by glorifying those things that God calls abominable, will be shaken.  Because God does not change and what He has said is not subject to debate.  His Word is not void, it will accomplish what He sent it to do.  His Word manifested in the flesh in the form of Jesus.  If you call Him a liar who is the truth, the way and the life, what hope is there for you?

The abominations of this world are Satan's joke on mankind. It gives him leverage with God.  He thinks if he has more humans on his side he wins.  He and all those who follow him are deceived and destined for Hell.  It is the work of Christians to love the sinner and hate the sin.  So militant Christians are also on the wrong track.  We need to walk the walk to show those in the world the love of Jesus, not to condemn them but to save them.  The war in the heavens will end after the end of the world when the Day of Judgment dawns.

I pray that everyone who reads this message will have their names written in the Lamb's Book of Life on that day because those are the one's who spend eternity in Heaven.  

Prayer: Heavenly Father, Your enemy started this war in the heavens trying to take over from You.  You would have ended it sooner except for Your love for all mankind.  You sent Your Son to save us.  All who believe in Him will come into Your Kingdom.  Thank You. In Jesus' name. Amen.