I'll have to admit, things have looked awfully dire lately. It increasingly feels like the world is on the precipice of a totalitarian police state, and, well, it is. Post-March 2020 is like a converging of all the dystopian stories into one. This is as to be expected given what we know about Bible prophecy.
It doesn't completely turn the tide, but what it does show is that the enemy doesn't quite have his kingdom yet. It's still forming, but never fully formed. The missing piece is the rapture of the Church. We are the salt of the earth and light of the earth and as long as the global Church remains, his earthly dominion will only ever be partial.
It's interesting that the Holy Spirit manifests His restraining power in a variety of ways. We have only to be still and trust Him just as the Israelites by the Red Sea. It looked dire as the army was closing in, but then God made a wall of fire.
But we're getting closer. Very close. That much is clear to me. Clearly our time here is all but up, but the enemy still can't get us—at least not all of us.
"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures."
Post by boraddict on Sept 13, 2021 10:47:27 GMT -6
It seems that the great sign was the warning and the covid is the beginning. So from Jan. 2020 we are into it and now things are warming up to the fire. The intensity is going to grow hotter and hotter as the Restrainer holds things together. At some point this is really going to break loose and nothing Restrained.
It is interesting to watch but not fun to ride the wave.
It is like the build up to any time of warfare. It builds and builds and then the war starts over some relatively small thing. Although the small thing in WWII was the invasion of Poland, it plunged the world into years of devastation. For WWI it was the assignation [assassination] of the Arch Duke [Franz Ferdinand of Austria]. So now it seems to be the confederation of the Islamic nations that might be right around the corner.
Last Edit: Sept 13, 2021 18:58:01 GMT -6 by yardstick: corrected typo and added a little detail.
EnochWalked: The more I hear about schemes like this, the less convinced I am that the "mark" requires physically altering your body, and instead it might be a spiritual consenting to having the existing natural marks recorded on a beast-controlled ledger.
Oct 23, 2021 20:05:55 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Storing digits on your body versus storing your bodily details in a digital system seems like a meaningless difference from a technological and spiritual perspective. If you have an invisible RFID chip under your skin, is that a mark? A scanner can see it.
Oct 23, 2021 20:10:50 GMT -6
EnochWalked: It would be great to see the democracies of the world working together peacefully to build a community there, while Russia and China's authoritarian systems collapse under the strain of trying to match that progress. Let's hope Cold War 2.0 stays cold.
Oct 23, 2021 21:55:24 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Thanks Bernie. Disturbing stuff going on in the world, as predicted. Maybe that "Austrian chancellor" will propose "camps" for "concentrating" those dangerous unvaccinated people, or require them to wear a symbol to warn people to stay away from them.
Oct 24, 2021 12:45:00 GMT -6