Things are getting pretty crazy in the world. Many are still blind to this. They have been programmed (more on that in a moment) to believe that this is the natural, secular course of events in a world that is waking up when in reality many are hiding their eyes and ignoring the realities. They’ve fallen for the lie of a new reality, one that abandons faith and embraces a world that is driven by non-Biblical ideals.
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It’s natural to feel the panic as events accelerate towards the end. While there will naturally be a hopeful joy to the point of giddiness to know that we may be with our Lord and Savior soon, we can also feel the concerns that comes with unfinished work. Did we reach everyone we could possibly reach? Do we have friends or family members who still haven’t embraced the Gospel? Have we fulfilled God’s Will and performed everything we were called to do as part of the Father’s plan for us?
We will discuss the importance of taking a calm, centered approach to the current and coming changes in this world and how they will affect us, but first it’s important to have a clear understanding of why the world is heading so far off course based upon our perceptions. The reality is that this is exactly how it was always meant to be and we must accept that there are those we know who will be lost as a result. Diligence, consistency, and above all faith are the things that we need to focus upon as the world spirals towards the end times.
To do this, let’s first look at one of God’s creatures that act as a great metaphor for non-believers today.
The greatest tool in the adversary’s toolbox is despair. It’s not just the despair that brings about emotions and actions associated with depression, fear, or hatred. The type of despair that is engulfing western society and even spreading into the Middle East and Asia is the despair of disconnection. This is powerful and manifests itself in ways that can often seem positive. For example, one who is disconnected from the Spirit may outwardly appear to be happy, productive, and even driven to accomplishment in this world. There are plenty of happy-go-lucky atheists who do “good” things in this world, helping others and promoting concepts of peace and unification of cause. What they may or may not realize is that it’s the despair of disconnection that drives them to make the best of their situation. They are lost but they feel a connection to something artificial.
Army ants are blind. The best scientific understanding of their actions is that they follow the scent of the trail and are connected to one another in a way that allows them to continue to function properly in this world. As a group, they travel back and forth from their goals such as collection food or materials for shelter and their home. This is a righteous connection that keeps them on the right path. Occasionally, some may lose the scent. To get it back, they start following the one in front of them who is following the one in front of them. This cycle can turn into a “death circle” where they are all following each other in a spiral that goes nowhere.
To the ant, they feel like they’re on the right path. After all, there are plenty of other ants who are heading in the same direction. Unfortunately, it’s a destructive cycle that leads to their deaths.
We are seeing this today with non-believers. They have formed these circles that keep them off the right path. They know they’re moving with the masses; how can so many other non-believers be wrong? What they don’t realize is that they’re on a path that leads to nowhere other than their eternal spiritual demise.
Programming is Real
There’s a good chance that you don’t necessarily believe in the type of programming that is often called “mass mind control” or “mass programming” that often fills the pages of conspiracy theory blogs online. You don’t have to wear a tinfoil hat to recognize that the secular world is pushing an agenda that establishes lies as truths. Evolution, trans-humanism, and LGBT issues are just some of the things that are being made acceptable in western society against the teachings of the Bible.
At this point, it can be extremely disheartening to attempt in vain to dissuade those who have been “programmed.” This type of despair is different from the despair caused by disconnection because it doesn’t draw us away but rather tries to keep us from being open and vigilant about how we express our faith to others. It’s no longer popular to be believers and this makes many of us hide our faith.
It’s part of the panic that has spread. It isn’t just the drastic changes in this world that can make us walk in fear. It’s the changes in perceptions that cause many believers to panic, to clam up about our faith. We start to build fences of separation; our belief becomes completely personal and something that we dare not share in public, at work, or even with non-believing friends and family.
The programming that is happening in this world isn’t just to keep the masses in the dark. It’s also to persuade the believers to keep the message of the Gospel private. Unknowingly, this can cause the faithful to panic. We often don’t realize it, but our silence can weigh on us. Having this understanding can help us to force ourselves to obey when the Spirit calls for us to act, to speak out, or to have the uncomfortable conversations that are so often avoided today.
It isn’t just for them. It’s for you as well.
If you’re hearing these words, you’re probably seeing the crazy things happening in the world and wondering what you should do about it all. You may or may not be panicking, bike many, you may be feeling a strong urge to do something.
Today there is a calling going out around the world. It’s loud and clear, but the adversary tries to drown it out through the cacophony of negativity and turmoil that reaches the masses. Through prayer and constant study of the Bible, you can do your part.
First, you must make certain that you are spiritually prepared for the things that are happening around us. Until you are certain that you can stay the course no matter what the adversary throws at you, it’s important to focus inwardly and to be fortified by the Word, wearing the full Armor of God at all times.
One thing is very important to note here. Being spiritually prepared does not mean that you have to know everything that you need to know in order to go forth. It’s about fully giving yourself over to belief in the Son, worship of the Father, and yielding to the Holy Spirit. Part of your own spiritual journey will include learning from the experiences that God puts before you. While sharing the Word, you will be learning at the same time. Don’t misread the need for spiritual preparedness as something that takes years of study. Gaining understanding of the Bible takes time, but being spiritually prepared is a choice to do the Will of the Father regardless of what this world throws at you.
Once you are prepared through faith, it’s time to share. This is terrifying for most, particularly in a world where sharing the Gospel or telling the truth about the Bible can have real consequences. It must be done. It means breaking out of your comfort zone and having a willingness to be a light to the nations, to accept the consequences that will come from your faith. You may be ridiculed or verbally abused. You may even be physically harmed. It takes true courage to go forth but today the world needs as many believers as possible to add their voice to the mix.
For some, it means going out and helping people to see the light. For others, it’s having sharp discussions with friends and family whether they are believers or not. Just because someone is a believer doesn’t mean that they’re spiritually prepared or fully committed to the Will of our Father.
The world will completely fall apart by our standards before the triumphant return of our Lord and Savior. There’s really no need to panic today. We simply need to do what the Bible tells us to do: believe in Yeshua, obey His teachings, and spread the Word to those we can touch.