The evidence of impending doom increases every day. Every week, something unexpected hits the headlines, adding stress to an already over-stressed financial system. Soon, one of those headlines will be the last straw for the poor camel.
China devalued their Yuan. Freight transportation indexes have collapsed. Idiots in the EPA ‘accidentally’ released a mountain of poison into the Animas River. Syria has continued to collapse, and Islam rises in the West. And, as if that wasn’t enough, we have racist idiots fouling the efforts of those of us trying to get the truth into your hands.
And the worst is yet to come.
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You Can’t Fix Stupid – But, God Can
Thankfully, Typhoon Soudelor didn’t do very much damage. Yes, yes, I saw the pictures, but if you look carefully, you’ll notice that the damage was mostly superficial. Mostly. At least SOME of the six people who died during the typhoon either weren’t paying attention, or were killed by those who weren’t paying attention.
As Jim White was known to say…
You can’t fix stupid.
My other favorite quote about stupidity comes from Albert Einstein:
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.
Don’t Be Stupid
In fact, this whole website could be summarized this way:
Don’t Be Stupid
I’ve been writing about stupid for a very long time, and I saw a great article on the subject, that made me laugh:
Funny, but terrifyingly true.
Of course, we’re all stupid. You. Me. Everyone. In fact, you could think of sin as just a really persistent form of stupidity. God tells Adam and Eve not to eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. They immediately do it.
I mean, can you get any more stupid than that?
God Loves Us, Anyway
And, since we all lose the struggle against sin on a regular basis, we’re all stupid. I’ve been a Christian for more than forty years, and I am still appalled at how stupid I really am.
I thank God that He loves us, anyway.
When Jesus called us sheep, it wasn’t because He was impressed by our intelligence. But, like a Good Shepherd who loves His sheep, He doesn’t blame us for our lack of intelligence.
Just do what He tells you to do, and you’ll be fine.
It doesn’t take a massive amount of intelligence to get that, and I am incredibly grateful that this is all that we really need. Trust in the Lord, and He will see you through. He’s seen me through a lot of disasters and rank foolishness, so I know that He’ll do the same for you.
please. Please. PLEASE. READ YOUR BIBLE
But, there’s a catch:
You have to listen to Him.
please. Please. PLEASE. Read your Bible. All of it. Always. Start at the beginning. Read to the end. Do it again. And, again. And again, until the day that you die.
God gave us the Bible to help us understand what He wants us to do – and to be. And, in these Last Days, He gave it to us to keep us from getting caught by the terrible events that are coming upon us. We will not survive, if we do not take to heart the words of God.
You DO believe that God loves you, right?
Well, there you go. The Bible – because He loves you.
I’m saying all that, because – like those who ignored the warnings about Typhoon Soudelor – we are ignoring the warnings from the Bible. What we are seeing right now, is connected to what God told us about, when He spoke of the Last Days – in the Bible.
Now, it may be hard to see how every dire headline is connected to the events described by Jesus and the prophets, but that doesn’t matter. The connection is there.
Why These Are The Last Days
Take one of my favorite verses about the Last Days, in the Bible:
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Take a moment to think about the reason why that running to and fro has been happening, and why knowledge has increased.
Can you think of why?
Well, I’ll tell you, and it’s just one word:
It gave the average farmer the ability to feed 52 people. Those 52 people went on to invent jet airplanes, nuclear weapons, computers, the Internet and the Double-Whopper-with-cheese. Without enough oil to fuel the tractors that grew enough food to feed those 52 people… well …we wouldn’t be in the mess that we are in, today.
(Although, I would really miss
the Double Whopper with cheese.)
And, right now, we’re running out of cheap oil. Yes, I know that the price of oil is just over $42/barrel, but that’s due to over-production and a falling global economy. Eventually, the price will go back up, and then keep going up. And no one will be very happy about that, unless they own lots of oil or natural gas.
Isaiah 17 Is About Natural Gas
Oh, and you’ll never guess why the Turks and the Gulf Arabs are causing so much death and destruction in Syria. That’s right…
Or, at least, the desire to build a pipeline for it, through Syria.
Where’s the connection to prophecy?
That chapter describes the death and destruction of the largest concentration of people in Syria – Damascus. For Damascus to be so completely destroyed… well …we’re talking about a massacre of hundreds of thousands of civilians – even millions. This will be horrifying. (It already is.) But, that chapter doesn’t stop with the horror of Syria.
It also discusses what happens to Israel, a place that I spent 15 years of my life – and a place that I still think of as home.
Desperate Sorrow Is Coming To Israel
Here’s the verse:
And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.
And, in the previous verse, it says this:
The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim…
This means that Israel will get hurt, too. Badly. Unfortunately, Isaiah doesn’t end there:
In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
But, in the midst of this desperate sorrow, there is this:
At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
So, there is a blessing in the midst of this desperate sorrow, but those two words tear at my heart because there is only one thing that I can think of, that would make ANYONE truly experience desperate sorrow:
The death of those who you love the very most.
I have been to far too many funerals in Israel, where fathers have laid to rest their precious sons. I know a man who had to bury his best friends – because he made a mistake. And they died, trying to save him. I know a father who confided to me his greatest fears for his son, who was about to enter service in the IDF. Six months later, the son was blind, deaf and unable to use his hands.
All of that is truly desperate sorrow.
The Coming Of Ezekiel’s Fire
Of course, verse eleven is speaking of more than individuals. He’s speaking of a whole nation, in grief and desperate sorrow. But, Isaiah 17 doesn’t end with that verse. No, it ends this way:
Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.
Think about those three verses for a minute.
What do they remind you of?
That’s right, the coming of Gog and Magog. You can read more about what I think about that, here:
Unfortunately for you and me, the context of Ezekiel 38 and 39 is:
I didn’t intend to talk about Ezekiel’s Fire, when I started writing this article. But, that’s pretty common. I don’t always ‘get’ where I want to ‘go’, when I sit down to write.
The Core Verses Of Ezekiel’s Fire
For those of you who do not know, Ezekiel’s Fire is my name for the largest solar flare in the history of mankind – at the time of the coming of Gog and Magog. Six prophets talk about it. And three verses give us all the detail that we need to know:
And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the Lord.
Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
In that day, saith Jehovah, I will smite every horse with terror, and his rider with madness; and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the peoples with blindness.
All three of those verses talk about the same moment in time. Think of them as parameters to a single event:
Fire from the sky
Sun appears seven time brighter
Horses (aka, planes, trains and automobiles) go blind
Please Read Ezekiel’s Fire – It’s Free
If you can’t see that as the largest solar flare in the history of the world… well …go read the book, here:
That’s a PDF, and it’s free. Read it.
Read the whole thing before telling me that I’m wrong. I really wish that I was. However…
…if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
Or, as Rudy Giuliani once said about Obama:
Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy
Please remember the new, unspoken motto for this website:
Don’t Be Stupid.
It’s hard not to be stupid, but do your best. I’m not any better at it. I’m only just a bit ahead of you on the road to understanding.
Please, everyone, walk with the Lord. Breathe deep the word of God. Devote your life to Him. Nothing else matters. Once you’ve done that, make preparations to survive what is coming, so that you can KEEP doing that.
We have been sent by God to do a job. We can’t do that job, if we’re dead.
God bless you all.
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
(That’s a link. Click it for a discussion on preparation.)
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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