I’m writing this episode for a longtime friend, and to her children who are also dear to us. There is a need…a great need…so many do not understand.
“And the Lord said, my spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh, yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.” (Gen.6:3)
Modern thinking is there can be no God, because if there were, he would surely put a stop to the unfair things of this earth, and if he does not, then who wants to serve a God like that anyway? But your thinking is so very small, and God has put in writing, a whole book actually, the Book of Revelation, when he will do exactly what you are asking for. IS THAT WHAT YOU REALLY WANT?
And here is why he is waiting: I believe there is coming a day when no one else is going to “Believe In God”, and so… he can return…judge the earth as he will… and no souls are lost other than the ones who have already chosen to be.
Do you find this hard to believe? No one else getting saved? Total unbelief filling the earth? I did at first. (Sodom and Gomorrah had become the same. Also Noah’s time.) When the possibility first popped in my head I doubted it. But our Bible almost spells it out when you put together the clues. Do you remember what Jesus so plainly said about the last days?
Jesus said: “However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat. People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes.” (Matt. 24: 36-39)
This scripture says the people did not know this horrible flood was coming, and yet how can that be? Because II Peter chapter 2 plainly states Noah was a preacher of righteousness, and he did not stop preaching while he was building the boat! It says he “warned” the people during all those years of building! But they did not believe. Not one person! As in the days of Noah? (Jesus said.)
Yes…once I really began looking at this, I began seeing when Jesus asked the question: When I return, will I find faith on the earth? This was not an idle question, but a serious clue. Noah the preacher was preaching it, but no one cared. They had all become smarter than the old fool. They were the enlightened ones. They laughed at him. I’m not even sure his own family really believed, but God saved them just because they were immediate family who was still willing to obey their crazy dad! They ended up being mentally blown away when it all began happening. “Our old man wasn’t crazy after all? Oh my God!” (My interpretation of events.)
Why do we want to blame God for what we have done? God did not give man this mess. He put his perfect creation into the “dominion”- “the hands of” of man. We’re told this from the very start! Genesis chapter one! God has not violated his promise of man’s free will. Not until the appointed time when no one else is going to get saved anyway. If he took back over now, who knows how many souls would still be separated from God in their sins? Cut off from God! And the God I serve is not going to let that happen. “His” children will be saved. You might even be one of them. You might be the prodigal right now, but God still loves you even in your prodigal condition. Having a pig party in the slime. Oh the deeds that are done in secret. God sees them all.
Something else you might want to explore, the Jewish calendar seems to indicate there could be a lot more time left before Jesus would be “late” on his return. Our Gregorian calendar is not in synch with the Jews, in which most of God’s prophecies center around. I happen to believe there is a lot more “unbelief” to develop before we enter the last days. But the unbelief is growing, and a lot of it is in the worldly materialistic modern churches. They don’t even realize. Jesus would call it the condition of Laodicea. (Again, Book of Revelation.)
The mysterious Book of Revelation, which is easy to understand on the important points, indicates a Mark of the beast will come. I know you know this. And this Mark forces everyone to make a choice. The choices are being forced! No more waiting to decide. If you take the Mark, your decision is eternally made. Those who refuse the Mark are hunted down and killed. Revelation 6, and starting in verse 9 reveals a horrible state of affairs on the earth, and God’s people asking how much longer will you wait?
“When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of all who had been martyred for the word of God and for being faithful in their testimony. They shouted to the Lord and said, ‘Oh Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you judge the people who belong to this world and avenge our blood for what they have done to us?” (Notice the word “avenge”? God will avenge? Hhmmm. Does that fit my theology?)
God actually answers their question. They are told “a little longer”… “until the full number of their brothers and sisters… their fellow servants of Jesus who were to be martyred… had joined them.” (HINT: If there is a rapture, you don’t want to miss it. It’s not a “cool” thing.)
And who is murdering these good people? Is it God? If you take the Mark, then you are! Who ruined God’s perfect creation? Who could not resist one simple temptation and decided to listen to a devil rather than God? Who should have a righteous anger over what man is doing? GOD!!!
Here’s the bottom line, folks. Here’s the truth. God is love until… the time of salvation and grace in Christ is over… then comes a judgement day…but he is still the lover of all things good and righteous. This is your Book of Revelation. Whether you like this or not… whether this fits your theology or not… God has said, Vengeance is mine! And the souls under the altar are calling for it. I might even be one of them. You might be one of them. He will pass judgement on Satan and all those who chose to follow darkness. That day is coming. Maybe this is not the picture you had in mind when you asked why doesn’t God just stop all this bad stuff? (Which bad stuff? Your bad stuff, or someone else’s?)
You got to understand eternal things of the spirit realm. We only understand flesh and blood. Sin literally has separated us from God and it is a terminal condition, except through God’s grace he has offered through his Son. If we reject such a righteous one as Jesus himself, and trample his blood underfoot as if it is no special thing… if nothing is sacred and righteous to us… and we love the ways of darkness… then Light will drive the darkness away. That day will come. Light obliterates darkness. Darkness, and all those who belong to it, will flee to whatever place it can find that the Light allows it to still exist, and evidently that is a place called hell, and all this is eternal. Your soul is eternal. We were created eternal beings. The flesh is just a lie, we don’t die and cease to exist. We are eternal. We will eternally exist somewhere. God gave us the gift of eternity, but WE messed it up. He does not take it back.
We can realize how incredible the God is who created Adam and Eve and gave us all this amazing opportunity to go on with him, or we can be like the people in Noah’s day, who thought they knew it all and Noah was just an old fool.
See… here’s one thing… you can’t prove your “belief” either. Your science theology of faith. Yes, we’re all deciding what we believe by what we put our “faith” in. The unseen world is the unseen world, and it cannot be proven. We are all living in our chosen faith. You can’t laugh at me for having faith, you’re doing the same, and I can laugh at you if you don’t realize you’re also living by faith. If you are in denial of that fact.
I think we can all see there is a “Mark” coming. That is only one small thing the Bible predicted thousands of years before it happens. It takes more faith to believe all this happened by some impossible freak’n huge accident, than it does to believe in a supernatural supreme Being. All strong evidence points towards a supernatural Being, and supernatural world.
One more thing Jesus said. He said those who live by the sword shall die by the sword. Well, I have chosen the Sword I have lived and will die by: The Sword of God’s Spirit! The Word of God! My Bible! Which this world has tried so hard to destroy, but it has multiplied far beyond all other words. I am samurai for Christ. I have lived as a warrior, and shall continue doing so. I have a supernatural Sword of Significance. Laugh at me if you will, it does not matter in the least, other than the pain if we do not enjoy eternity “together”. I am completely convinced in what I believe.
From my personal perspective, the evidence is overwhelming. We are surrounded by it, and only the blind do not see. All they see is an old man building a boat where there is no water. If that is all you see, then I pray God has even more mercy and love to open your spirit eyes, before it is too late. We welcome all true “Believers” upon this “Good News Ship”. The angels proclaimed it, peace on earth and good will towards man. God is offering, but will you believe and see? Jesus is our “Peace Treaty with God”. He is the Prince of Peace. Amen. This is today’s word from the Willow Tree.