Monday, November 28, 2011

So, you think you have plenty of time?
Isaiah 19

So, you think you have plenty of time? Let's take a quick look at things that have happened in Egypt over the past year. Revolution. Bloodshed, brother against brother, city against city, kingdom against kingdom, muslim against muslim. Now why does that make me think the end is near? Why would that make me think that maybe, just maybe, Jesus is seeing to the final touches to the wedding feast?

Isaiah 19

1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at His presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it. 2And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.

3And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards. 4And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts.

5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up. 6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defense shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither. 7 The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away, and be no more. 8 The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish. 9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, shall be confounded. 10 And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all that make sluices and ponds for fish.

11 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counselors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings? 12 Where are they? where are thy wise men? and let them tell thee now, and let them know what the LORD of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.

13 The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of the tribes thereof. 14 The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit. 15 Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.

16 In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which he shaketh over it. 17 And the land of Judah shall be a terror unto Egypt, every one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of the LORD of hosts, which He hath determined against it.

18 In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction. 19 In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD. 20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and He shall send them a Saviour, and a great one, and He shall deliver them. 21 And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform it.

22 And the LORD shall smite Egypt: He shall smite and heal it: and they shall return even to the LORD, and He shall be entreated of them, and shall heal them. 23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.

24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land, 25 Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel Mine inheritance. Isaiah 19:1-25 ACP/KJV

So, it sure looks like part of Isaiah 19 has already come about, for the riots have incited brother against brother, city against city, kingdom against kingdom. Now we look for a fierce and cruel leader to emerge and a major drought. We have previously looked at 2 Timothy 3 and seen that Christ's description of the end times by the pen of Paul is now in place. Every one of the things listed is now happening. Ezekiel 38:14 thru the end of 39 looks about to happen, with Russia off the coast of Syria, and now a US Carrier group is sharing the same waters.

My friends, it is time to obey Christ, it is time for you to declare your allegiance to Him, not with words only, but with actions.

Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw Him, they worshiped Him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. So Be It. Matthew 28:16-20 ACP/KJV

Afterward Jesus appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen Him after He was risen. And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Mark 16:14-18 ACP/KJV

Yesterday, thousands of people died unexpectedly, was one of them a man, woman or child you should have introduced to the Lord? Today more thousands of men, women and children will die unexpectedly, will any of them be someone you should have introduced to the Lord? The same thing will happen tomorrow, the next day, the day after that, and so on and so forth till the end come.

Father in heaven, I'm thinking your signs are to subtle. I'm thinking that your children here on earth, the ones I call Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians, just are not sure of what they should do and that we are in the very last days. Now Father, far be it for me, an errant, at best, son, to tell You what to do or, for that matter, to even make suggestions, but, what else is a good sone for, if not to help the Father do the work of the Father? Maybe, You need to be a little more direct, a little more forceful, a little less, reserved, a little less, tolerant. It seems that the tidal waves didn't do enough damage, the Arab spring wasn't quite noisy and bloody enough. It is stating to appear Father as if Your hints and signs are just to mild, just to easily explained away by the scientist, the politicians, the men and women who make up the media.

So, Father, I have a suggestion. How about stopping the earth for a second and then having it rotates in the opposite direction, so that the sun rises in the west and sets in the east. Now that, Father, will get everyones attention. Amen.

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