December 20th 2016 [Day 20]
Now, Joseph took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was obviously pregnant by this time. And while they were there, the time came for her to deliver her baby [Luke 2:5-6]
But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come. Matthew 24:8.
When people are saying, “Everything is peaceful and secure,” then disaster will fall on them as suddenly as a pregnant woman’s labor pains begin. And there will be no escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:3
Let’s take one more look at some of those birth pangs which have been in the news recently Then we’ll go back to a LIGHTER theme tomorrow.
Listen to what Paul says about the last days: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, lacking self control, fierce, despisers of those that are good. Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God”. [2 Timothy 3:1-5 (KJV)
One thing that has stuck in my own mind this year has been the petulant and lawless attitude to BRexit and the election of Donald Trump and to the LAWFUL process of democracy! If the leave campaign had not won, we would have accepted the democratic vote and just got on with the decision. However, BRexit [leavers] won through the democratic process and we are leaving. So why are people trying to upturn the democratic vote? Because of the liberal/leftist petulance that thrives today and the insidious interference of so-called do-gooders and global elitists. Many of those who are campaigning against the leave vote are of a younger generation who have been used to having their own way and now that they haven’t they’re throwing a tantrum and trying the old trick of throwing a paddy in the hope of eventually getting what they want. This is also happening in the USA regards Trump, it’s exactly the same. It is the spirit of lawlessness, the spirit of Antichrist, and the devil and demonic principalities are behind it all! The devil wants a one world government, so that he can get his puppet at the head of it! This will eventually happen, however as long as the restrainer restrains the spirit of lawlessness this will not happen! And so globalization for the time is being hindered!
No matter what you think about BRexit or Trump, this is what the Bible says: “God controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars”. [Daniel 2:21] Now that is either true or it isn’t, and we either believe it or we don’t and we either accept it or reject it! So I have to believe it is in God’s will that we leave the EU and that God wants Trump at the helm of the USA! So, why is there such opposition? Well, the overarching ones who did not want BRexit to go in favour of leave and the ones who did not want Trump elected are the globalists, the one world government elitists and the Illuminati. So they are stirring things up. Getting liberal leftists to throw tantrums, throwing money at this to try to upturn the decisions made in a democratic election/s. You can see them in the verses of 2 Timothy 3:1-3 above. We also see this petulant lawless attitude in and through the tribulation period! Listen to this! “Everyone was burned by this blast of heat, and they cursed the name of God who sent the plagues—they did not change their mind and attitude to give him glory”. [Revelation 16:9] “And his subjects gnawed their tongues in anguish, and cursed the God of heaven for their pains and sores, but they refused to repent of all their evil deeds”. [Revelation 16:11]
As you can see, even though God in His great love, mercy and compassion was trying [albeit painfully for the people] to get their attention so that they would repent and turn to Him so that they may spend eternity with Him, nevertheless they basically shake their fists at Him and give Him the 2 fingers job and curse His name and reject His love and salvation. This is the spirit of lawlessness, antichrist and rebellion
APPLICATION: Some of the ways of God are unsearchable and inexplicable, so don’t try to work God out but today work out your own salvation with fear and trembling and with Him walk in the light of His word.