Thursday, 15 July 2021

Lawlessness Unfolded in End Times

 Scripture:  2 Thessalonians 2 v 7 - 10: "For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved."

In South Africa and Cuba this week have been riots and violence.  Two Communist countries losing their grip on reality.  The governments not even realising they are but puppets in the claws of the ultimate puppet master, Satan aka the Great Red Dragon aka the Devil.

Never in our so-called Democracy have we faced a week like this.  It's been boiling and simmering underground like a volcano and now it has fully erupted.  Cities are burning, huge malls gutted, looted and destroyed in communities surrounded by poor and jobless South Africans.  They may have full cupboards this month but where will they shop when they are empty again?

The Antichrist is rising.  The lawless son of perdition is testing his power.  Jesus is letting him because on the ground whole communities of black, white, Indian, and foreigners have made a stand against the looters, standing on the Lord's protection, they have blocked the entrances to their towns.

I saw a video today that had me laughing.  One large supermarket heard the mob was on its way to loot them.  The staff gathered the large containers of cooking oil and poured them out on the tiled floor outside the doors.  The looters arrived and were falling and sliding unable to get near the doors.  

We must do whatever we can to say no to the Devil and his puppets.  James says submit to God, resist the Devil and he will flee.  Depend on it!  Find a way to mount resistance to sin and temptation.

God is judging harshly those who steal and swear falsely in His name.  Zechariah 5 v 3 - 4: "Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it. 
4  I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof."

Which begs the question.......what about the owner's of the places destroyed?  Have they been honest in their dealings or does this word apply to them as well?  It applies to everyone who is guilty of theft, governments included, those who have seemingly escaped justice are in for a surprise.

To my mind in so many instances these past few years, especially since the pandemic started, Jesus has been separating the sheep from the goats.  He is allowing severe events to manifest and using our reactions to determine our position.  Are we part of Him or not?  Sheep or goat?

This is the time for us to shake off our lethargy and stand up, stand up for Jesus as the hymn goes.  We are soldiers of the Cross.  We are expected to be united in one spiritual army armed with spiritual weapons to fight against that which is not flesh and blood.  It is against spiritual wickedness in high places.

We must pray!  Pray like never before, not for our own safety and protection, we already have the Lord covering us.  Whether we live or die we will be with Him.  Our task is to change goats into sheep.  Or rather to talk to them about Jesus and where they think they are going when they die.  If they believe they are going to Heaven but have not been born again, we must bring the truth to them.  Over 70 looters, goats, died this week, and will never have another chance to avoid the fire they started whether in ignorance or not.

So through this disaster those who plotted to bring down our government have failed.  The slogan produced by the now defunct UK firm Bell Pottinger saying South Africa needs Radical Economic Transformation, which is the cry of the masterminds and looters, has blown up in their faces. 

There is certainly a radical economic transformation as a result.  A terrible one.  In the same week that Rio Tinto declared force majeure on Richard's Bay Minerals project, causing the main source of revenue in KZN to dry up, and former president Zuma to be jailed, these riots were orchestrated.  

It is said that they only intended to bring down the government but never anticipated the looting and destruction that got completely out of hand.  Their plot has boomeranged on this nation which can now expect severe food shortages going forward.  Amongst other things like petrol, jobs, convenience stores, an all round loss.

Lawlessness is a sign of the end times.  Anarchy was seen on our TV screens this week as the police stood helplessly by, outnumbered and outplayed, while stores were stripped and burned in front of them.  The looters had no fear of arrest, it was so blatant that their stockpile was collected by trucks that came back for more.

To the communities that made a plan that worked, may our Lord Jesus Christ bless you and your new found unity with neighbours of all races doing what needs to be done when a government fails to protect its citizens and their property.  We are supposed to pray for our president and leaders and all I can think of is its time to consider your position.  We are heading for the Zimbabwe Ruins and anarchy if we stay on this track.

Jesus knows and He is in control of the outcome.  God's judgment has touched our nation this week like never before.  We are in the midst of the third wave of the Pandemic, how many more are coming?  The Delta variant is here.  In Peru the Lamda variant has emerged and already infected people in forty countries.  It is worse than Delta, impervious to antibodies and vaccines, and Peru is on lockdown till end of August.

The brightsparks that fomented this rebellion disagree that we should take precautions, wear masks, social distance or not gather in crowds.  Truly misguided by the puppet master.  It's like playing Russian Roulette you never know when the bullet has your name on it.

Jesus said He will protect us but we must be sensible and cautious until the storm is over.  Let us not fear but have peace in our hearts and pray for those who are suffering in communities that were not able to self protect in time.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father You say in Isaiah that no weapon formed against us will prosper.  We are grateful to You for shielding us against violence that came quite near.  Lord may Your will be done concerning the future of this country as the divisions that cause instability are getting wider.  The Day of the Lord is not far off which means then enemy is determined to be destructive, please guide us through the landmines of lawlessness onto the path of righteousness.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.