By Grant Phillips
As the world unravels and judgment day edges closer and closer, I am reminded of the world as it was prior to the Flood of Noah’s day.
“And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” (Genesis 6:5)
If that doesn’t describe us in the here and now, then I would like to know what does. One thing, among others, I regret for my grand-children is that they did not get to live in the 50s. Life today is 180 degrees from the life we experienced during that time. I’m not saying it was perfect, but it sure was better than what we have today.
First of all there was no Internet and very little television. Television consisted of three fuzzy channels and the programs were actually all clean; no sex, no profanity, no nudity. How did we ever survive? I’m being facetious folks.
Children could walk up and down the road and wander through the hills without even a thought of being kidnapped and/or sexually abused and /or murdered. Good parents do not let their children out of their sight today. A child can be kidnapped within the blink of the eye at the local mall or grocery store.
We didn’t lock our car doors or even the doors to our homes. It wasn’t necessary.
Every day, and I mean every day, we pick up the paper or watch the news and are bombarded with crimes of the 21st century that could curl your hair. People commit crimes today we never even heard of fifty years ago. Some are so bad I can’t even mention them in this article.
Many years ago I used to think politics was bad, and it was. Those running for office, whether on a national or local level seemed sleazy at the time, but today we would be glad to have any of them back, from both sides of the aisle. Today’s politicians, especially on the national level are absolutely the bottom of the proverbial barrel. Not all, but most of them are lying, immoral, perverted, thieving, traitorous, criminals. Maybe God has just given us what we deserve.
What amazes me, even more than the corruption of our so-called leading members of society, is the absolute ignorance of the common man. The average adult is like the turkey that was invited to the Thanksgiving feast not realizing they were the main attraction. The turkey brings a fork and a bottle of wine, unaware of the guy with the ax and a chopping block out back.
Our national leaders are purposely, not unwittingly, but purposely destroying everything our forefathers spilled their blood to build, and nobody gets it. Nobody seems to give a whipstitch.
Our country is in the tank to the tune of $20 trillion dollars. We are spending 120% more than we take in. Our foreign enemies are on our own soil ready to kill us. Our domestic enemies (government officials) are tightening the noose around our scrawny necks. And we just stroll on down the road like everything is just hunky dory.
Drugs are turning us into zombies. Hollywood is destroying what little moral structure we had. The Supremes, the President and Congress are trashing our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Liberal teachers in all levels of schooling are corrupting our youth. While the name-it-and-claim-it, feel-good, let’s all have a glass of Kool aide, “spiritual advisors” are leading us straight to hell. And where is Mr. average American? Oh, he’s still strolling along, whistling a happy tune.
I’ve ranted on here for a while but just what is our problem? Yes, we have people in charge who are simply rotten to the core, but are they ‘really’ the problem? If the American people had any character at all, none of these sons (and daughters) of Satan would even be in a position of power. It is our fault. If it is our fault, why is that so? We are corrupted with sin. It’s that simple.
We have allowed others to buy our souls with basically money and sex. We have wallowed at the troughs with the prodigal son and need to return to our Father and seek forgiveness. Unlike the prodigal son, we have allowed these tyrants of tyranny to subdue us to the point we enjoy the slop they feed us. We think it’s hors d’oeuvres because we have allowed ourselves to become spiritually blind and cannot see the poison dripping from the plate.
The 60s began the sexual revolution, but even worse than that, it began our rejection of God and any and everything He represents. We finally managed to kick Him out of every area of our lives, from the schools to the family structure. We have said, “Be gone with you God!” and are now reaping our reward. But oh! The real reward hasn’t arrived just yet, but it will. God is slow to anger, but in my opinion He has just about reached His boiling point. Judgment on this world is way overdo, and it is coming from a righteous God who will pour out His wrath with vengeance.
It is called the Tribulation. Some like to call it “Daniel’s 70th week, and some like to call it the “time of Jacob’s trouble.” It is commonly known as the seven years of Tribulation, and it is coming toward us like a runaway locomotive. When will it get here? That’s God’s business, but it is coming.
If someone disrespected one of my children, I would not be a happy camper. This 21st century society has done far more than just disrespect the Son of God, and I don’t think our Father in Heaven is very pleased with it.
There are many signs for the forthcoming Tribulation, and nearly all of them are casting their long shadows upon this globe we call earth. If the shadows are appearing, it won’t be long until the real thing gets here. It’s just like a storm. When you hear the thunder, you’d better run inside because the storm is coming. Well, it’s thundering folks, and it’s going to be a doozy.
The thing is, I have an umbrella. It’s called salvation in Christ. I won’t be here when the storm comes, and I pray you won’t either. All who belong to Jesus are His Church (His bride). Jesus is coming for His bride before the storm (the Tribulation) comes, but once He removes (the Rapture) His bride from this earth the gloves are off.
Wake up my friend, Jesus is coming. I don’t know when, but He has told us to be watching, and He would not have told us to watch if there were not something for us to watch for.
Jesus came down hard on the Pharisees for not recognizing the signs of His first coming, the First Advent. He has given us signs for His second coming, the Second Advent. All of the signs we are seeing are related to the Tribulation and the Second Coming of Christ. There are no signs for the Rapture. So obviously, now get this, when we hear the thunder, the storm is on its way. We are hearing the thunder of the approaching Tribulation followed by the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. That means the Rapture is even closer, since we will be removed before the downpour arrives.
Jesus is coming. Are you ready?