“Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of Job’s patience, and you know how the Lord provided for him in the end, for the Lord is full of mercy and compassion.” (James 5:11) (GNB).
I keep asking myself, how long will it be before people are going to just cut loose and began to erupt? How much more can people endure? The level of social and governmental abuse is at a disturbing zenith! What will be the straw that will break the camel’s back? Will it be war, earthquakes, famine or disease? Our nation is on a collision course to social unrest and destruction. How much more will the nation endure?
However, you would not know all of this by the way people are carrying on. The populous are still going to baseball, basketball and football games; and attending all types of festivals and parades and gaieties. There is no expectation of the coming of the Lord.
“And as is was in the days of Noah so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.” (Luke 17:26-27).
Social Unrest – How close are we before the rain starts falling? Noah kept preparing for the flood because he believed God. There is a social passion that is blazing. There is a damn on the verge of breaking. Hatred is being revealed every day by the haves and the have nots. Racism is at a peak. The laws are breaking down and those who are called to implement the laws are breaking them! There is a cry for social justice, which is always promised but never delivered. Will justice ever be established? According the scriptures, the answer is no! Because man’s heart is evil and does not know justice or righteousness apart from God. How can we bear up under this oppression?
In the letter of James 5, James has no doubt of the nearness of the coming of Christ. “The judge is at the door.” (Matt 7:1). But it so happened that Jesus did not come in their generation, therefore the people began to move further away from God. Many throw their faith in the dirt and decided that God is not real and they would make their own way. Much like millions are doing today. They have made their own gods and religion. They believe God is not in fashion, that God is obsolete! How unfortunate for those who believe this, for they will not endure until the end! The God in Genesis is the same God in Revelation!
The riots and destruction are coming without question. Many choose to ignore the signs and to do business as usual. The Word of God tells his people this destruction throughout the scriptures. Those who believe in the Lord Jesus will be led by the Spirit of God. The multitudes will endure the judgment that God will release on the nation for disobedience. God is a good and merciful God. However, he is also a God of judgment and even in his judgment, he is merciful to those who repent and follow his commands. The call to repentance has been preached for generations. The time has come for God to remind us that is he still God!
There are many who are wondering if I believe in Jesus because I write of such dooms! Well, I have been given a gift. It is the gift of prophecy. I did not ask for it, the Holy Spirit gave me this amazing gift to foresee. I will never apologize for my gift because it is a blessing. Although I am hated for the things I have to proclaim, it is my blessing nevertheless. I have been sounding the alarm for Christians to take cover in Christ, so that they may endure these coming wrathful days ahead. I am doing what the Lord requires of me. I pray that you will take heed.