For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
The last day battle is just beginning. Presently, kingdoms are conquering kingdoms and are re-adjusting for a dominating kingdom. A trigger to the close of the age is not just that kingdoms are rising against one another but that they are conquering one another. This shows that the end is near. Therefore, we cannot afford to remain complacent in this season but to pay attention to the things that need attention.
The earth has never been truly peaceful as there has always been false peace. The heavens will have to take the false peace away to make us face reality and to deter the enemies from capturing and spoiling us in our deep sleep. God is dealing with global issues (not local); which are mankind issues. There is no secure place for any soul in the days that we are in. This is why Jesus came preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom, which is the message of the last days.
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
The coming of Jesus is not just a single event but a whole programme or a series of events which exceed those that can be observed. The coming of the Lord had hitherto been focused on external observable events but it goes beyond that. The earth and all its issues and observable events will pass away. The Jewish nation was once the most prosperous on earth with the strongest man power as well as the brain behind most of the prosperity in the earth today, but other world powers took over from them.
There are many things that often threaten man beyond the basic necessities of life which are food, shelter and clothing. Everyone must live for something in this earth and as representatives of a kingdom. We therefore must not represent the kingdom of food and clothing but a higher kingdom that transcends the basic necessities of life which we can only come to through knowledge. The devil impoverishes people and nations so much that they would not have the time to focus on the higher needs and troubles that are the sources of strivings in the nation. The bible is a book of Prophecy describing the agenda of the earth and how God has decided to solve it. Prophecies about God’s intentions and how they’ve been fulfilled in tandem with salvation programme.
And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul. And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence, We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness. Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.
Man cannot be saved from praising/serving the enemy except the eyes of understanding is enlightened to know the enemy and resist him. When we do not know the history of our problem, we will praise our enemy. The organized church system (as it seems) cannot bring salvation.
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Jesus knew all the evil of the Roman government against God’s people. The earth had been the place of kingdoms of wickedness. If a man is not kingdom conscious, then he will forfeit the essence of the bible; which is an archive of prophecies.
Jesus was less concerned with the activities ongoing in the temple (merchandize), but the business of his father (thy kingdom come and will be done); that the will of the father will be done through the establishment of His eternal kingdom. Matthew 21:13, ‘ And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.’ His disciples were however oblivious of His pursuit and thought to show Him the beauty and glory of the temple.
And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
Jesus made it clear that the things that sum up what men seek after- good education, industrialization, good economy and the likes will pass away. The activities in these kingdoms were actually intended to enslave man, but God arose against this to bring man to His original intention; which was for man to serve Him.
Anything made by man has an end; because the enemy will always find a way to make man serve him. The enemy will do all he can (even stopping man’s work) to make them turn and serve him instead of God. Herod, in an attempt to get loyalty from the Jews for the Roman government, gave them a temple; not because he wants them to have freedom of worship. He however could not easily access the Jews as they focused their attention on worshipping God. The Roman government therefore attracted the attention of the Jews by building a temple that could easily shift their focus or worship away from God to Rome.
Leaders and nations of the earth do not necessarily and genuinely seek the good of the people; but to enslave, oppress and control them so that they can perpetuate their intention. The kingdom of this earth system is designed for oppression, slavery and control; it is full of the lust for power and control. Haggai 2:9. God has an intention to build a new temple that is filled with true peace.
Matthew 24:3-4; Mark 4:24; Luke 8:18.
The whole affair of the end time is marked with strong deception that will sweep upon the people and nations. In order not to be deceived, we must consider (take heed) what and how we hear. This would however be impossible when our hearing platform is faulty; we would only be hearing double which is incapable of conquering deception.
For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
We must not be captured by the spirit of the age to think that the more powerful or wealthy we are will determine our freedom and security. This is a lie, because it is possible to be financially prosperous and still be in captivity.
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
The very elect are those who are the greatest in the Kingdom. They are those who have secured their election and calling to a great deal. The operation of the anti-Christ is the workings of the false Christ, which has to do with proofs or works (focused mainly on show casing the external; miracles, signs and wonders). In the church of the last days, men will arise and be saved from natural things.
There will be a time when our pursuit of Christ will transcend our gaze in the natural. As we walk with Christ, our pursuit of Him should peak above our desire for natural gain. A church will emerge whose hope will go beyond the problems of these things. No man can by the pursuit of natural things gain control over the dragon nor overcome the world. If we do not have a gaze of higher reality, we cannot escape the pull of these things which the Gentiles seek. The whole world will only remain in the hand of this wicked spirit called Satan and his agents that he allocated over nations in the earth.
For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
We need to believe this scripture to escape the trap of the enemy. We need to grow to have faith in the ability of God to provide our natural needs and be okay. Without getting to this place/reality, we will only end up in deception. Lie is the strength of deception; it is only by the Truth that we can escape lie and be made free. John 8:32. In the last days, there will be strong delusion because truth will be scarce. It is the anti-Christ that projects/drive lie in order to stop Christ from appearing. The only strength/answer we have in our world to the problems is Christ.
The Church is supposed to be the answer to the problems of the world but in many of them, the anti-Christ has taken over. Nevertheless, the church will evangelize the world in these last days and man must be raised for this global evangelism. Anyone who is not preaching in these last days is dead; because preaching is the sign of life. There will be a global outcry of Zion in the last days and men must be raised globally to partake of this evangelism. God is working in every place; both in great and small, they may not have the size but they have the network in the spirit. The only person that can escape the deception of this present age is Christ. If our soul is not anchored on the hope of the gospel, we will become earthly and a pastor in this estate will only become a teacher of babes and instructor of the foolish (those who are too available to be preyed upon).
Revelations 17:5-8, Babylon seduces souls irrespective of where they emigrate or migrate to, such that they do not have time for Christ. Violence is getting set to fill the earth, because the one stirring it is not asleep; the earth must be stirred towards the last battle. Seven heads means seven kings, while the ten horns are nations; this means that the last day battle is head against head. Therefore, we need to grow up into the head (Christ) to engage in the last day battle. Zachariah 18:1, we need to pray for more rain in this season so that every grass of the field will grow and change status. The woman has seduced the kings to build their nations in such a manner that stop men from accessing Christ but religion. The law of sin and death at work in these nations has captured the souls of men.
Revelations 20:15, In order to be of reckon in the book of life, man must partake of these matters. The book of life is not a book of church membership but a book about those who heard the call of the battle and engaged with God to see how His kingdoms of God will triumph over the battle. If we refuse to be the father’s product, the devil will prey upon and use us. The devil cannot create nor raise men; he only uses what God has created that refuse to follow God’s intention.
The only good fight to fight in the last days is the fight of faith. We can only enlist in this army to fight in this battle when we take heed to the words of Christ by continuous hearing.
Lord, help us to grow ears for truth in the inward part so that our heart will be delivered from deception. Amen!