In Times Like These…
1Corinthians 15:52 “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
In America there is no raging inferno of spiritual fire. This country is but a glowing ember of what it once was. So we look around ourselves and within ourselves and wonder how God will still use us in another great awakening.
This Christian country so introspective and filled with spiritual pride cannot see that it is blind, deaf, and dumb. There is a great famine in this land, not of food, but of the Word of God and His Doctrine.
Gods Truth along with its Sound Doctrine has become a faint echo carried by the wind. The ability of so called Christians to discern truth from error is more difficult than trying to grasp running water with their hands. The Apostate Churches are on the raise while the churches that change to please the culture are filled with Tares that choke out the Remnant of the true Wheat.
I personally do not believe that there will be any great awakening in this country prior to the time of the Great Tribulation.
Yes a great awakening is promised. But that great awakening will come during the Tribulation, not before it. The great awakening of believers will be lead by 144,000 Jews, 12,000 Chosen from each of the 12 tribes of Israel who will be sealed and protected by God.
This great awakening of New Believers during the Tribulation will be forged out of the pain and suffering of those people who will be touched by the Spiritual Holy Fire given to them by the Holy Spirit.
It’s interesting how we believers here in America talk about the times we live in. We talk about our problems as Christian’s in a land of plenty. We believe that persecution is coming, but we are afraid of what that might mean. We really want to die quietly in our beds or be taken in the promised rapture of the church.
We fear the word tribulation because of the biblical apocalyptic symbolism it forebodes. Here in the land of plenty there is no pain attached to our faith in Christ, we are insulated and protected from carrying our Cross.
But, this is not so in the world around us. It’s as if we live on an island, insulated by water. The world boils around us; we never feel the heat we only watch at a safe distance as the world slowly falls apart before our eyes on television.
The saddest part of all is that we cry out to the heavens not for the souls of people and those we love; but to keep our material goods. The same stuff of life that keeps us in chains while we live on planet earth will keep us shackled in chains for eternity.
When this vapor of smoke, your life here is over and some stranger walks by your grave, will ”Blameless”… be written on your grave marker?
Will you be one of the “GRATEFUL DEAD”?