Forearmed & Forewarned is Wisdom

I know everyone who is a believer and doer in Christ can sense that information is progressing much quicker.

I know everyone who is a believer and doer in Christ can sense that information is progressing much quicker.

This is much like it appears in the bottle of sand in an hourglass.  The sand may appear quicker, because there is less sand or time to go.

But by no account am I a date setter, but it doesn’t take much biblical knowledge to see all the signs coming at us and endless social media reports and chatter.

Never in the history of the world has information taken on such a massive highway and life of its own, virtually going global overnight.

Just as a spider weaves a web, the internet and world wide web has connected the globe and space with just a click.

Did not Jesus predict HIS coming?

The LORD told us we would not know the day or hour but that we would know and perceive the season.

“Let not your heart be troubled… In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I AM, there you may be also.”   John 14:1-3

“So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”   Luke 21:31–33

Did you know that living for Christ causes Division?

Did you know that when you are obedient to God, you carry within you that same power of Jesus that will stir up even the demonic due to your gifting, as you carry within you the Good News?

Yes, the closer we draw near to God in prayer and fellowship will cause an uproar of rage around you.

And surprisingly, you did not do anything to warrant it! It swirls around you because of the light of who and what is inside of you!

Beloved, you have the goods and demons know your name and know the name you speak!

“Jesus, I know, Paul I know — but who are you!?”   Acts 19:15

Beloved, you carry within great and precious promises, the divine nature and furthermore believer, you carry precious cargo like gifts, talents, spiritual weaponry, and lastly, the part of you who lives forever and ever while temporarily we must abide in our earthly shell that houses our soul and Spirit.

Beloved of God, we have no time to waste, we have entered a season unlike any other.

We must realize what we have learned in our time with The LORD and in Churches needs to be spread abroad by the Holy Ghost in us!

We must begin to prepare the people of God so that they are ready and equipped.  AND we must spread The Gospel!

True Revival shall come on the heels of great turmoil, upheavals, and tribulations.

One day very soon many people will begin to ask where they can hear The Words of God!  We must be prepared and equipped for such a time as this.

“And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold”   Matthew 24:12.

In America, many in Church are hiding in denial.

Most leaders keep preparing within the programs of the Church, instead of preparing the Church for what is coming!

In the USA, many still romanticize the way we were as a Christian nation.  With the majority of “Christian” Churches, they are enamored with leisure, entertainment, television, movies, videos and instead of being separate from the world, we are conforming to the way the world is AND that is scary.

The LORD has been dropping these things while in my prayer time.  He is showing me that the United States of America, historically rivals Rome before her fall.

Rome’s love of absolute power, brutality, and love for leisure were renowned.

Ancient Rome was the center of all sorts of lusts, perversion of all types, alcohol, violence, and Rome loved brutality in entertainment.

Rome’s entertainment was enormously renowned as they tortured Christians and would release them into the coliseum and cheered as they loved to watch the Christians try to run but others would be tied, and they released various types of beasts and the sport was to watch the animal capture the Christians kill and eat them.

These brute beast Romans loved to torture the Christians and would dip them in oil tie them up to a post set them ablaze for the Romans to be able see and light the way.

But today, what about our way?  There is not much said about idolatry in America, we think we have educated ourselves beyond such pagan rituals!

“And others had trial of cruel mocking and scourging, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment, they were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins being destitute, afflicted, tormented, of whom the world was not worthy, they wandered in deserts, and in mountains and in dens and caves of the earth”   Hebrews 11:36-38 KJV

The passion of Roman culture for entertainment was enormous.  During the reign of Claudius, 93 days each year were expressly devoted to games and spectacles.  By the end of the second year the number had risen to 135.

The Roman Coliseum was an arena of butchery.  It was in this coliseum that many of our Christian brothers and sisters were given to the lions and other forms of terrible torture.

The brutalizing effect of the arena on Roman society was hard to comprehend.  How could so many people of “culture” fail to condemn this practice?

Christians were unpopular partly because their rites were widely misunderstood.  The communion rite especially.

The Romans thought that Christian arrogance and impious behavior towards the gods of Rome, must have angered the gods themselves.  Thus, natural disasters such as earthquakes and fires, were sent by the gods, and then were the fault of the Christians.

Nero had self-acknowledged Christians arrested.  Then, according to their information, large numbers of others were condemned, for their anti-social tendencies.

Their deaths were farcical, and the Romans enjoyed entertainment and dressed the Christians in wild animals’ skins, and they would watch and laugh as they were torn to pieces by dogs, or crucified, or made into torches to be dipped in oil then ignited after dark as substitutes for daylight.

Persecution has a way of stripping our masks and hypocrisies.  For those who truly believe the gospel will not compromise it, even unto death.

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death.”   Revelation 12:11 KJV

The responsibility is not just for leadership but for all believers in Christ.  Have we prepared the people for all that is coming?

Has the “Church” turned into another social corporation all enamored within their four walls, with the few and no more?

During the heat of Rome’s persecution, many Christians found sanctuary underground. In a place called the Catacombs.

Many tunnels and caves were dug out under the city of Rome to house the underground Church.

They worshipped, prayed, taught, lived, and died in those caves while persecution raged above.  They buried their dead in dug out places in the porous rock and sealed them in.

I think of all the entertainment we have as a Church . How entertaining will it be when they start taking us to jail or killing us for our message?

Will Christianity still be appealing to us then?

I see a most bitter cup coming.

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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