Do you ever wonder why there are so many wars and rumors of wars? Jesus said there would be…
Matthew 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
What is the underlying problem in all this chaos and wars? Mankind has not trusted in God but in man. God calls this foolish. We hear all the politicians speak about our greatest allies. Have we really won wars or have we lost lives and shifted political and economic strength by bribery?
2 Chronicles 16:7-10 7 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.
8 Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because thou didst rely on the Lord, he delivered them into thine hand.
9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
10 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some of the people the same time.
I also believe it is because man does not value human life. We see in every facet of life the striving to be at the top of the pyramid where the Egyptian will reign. Or where Nimrod can climb to the top of his newly built empire and claim himself to be god. It really doesn’t matter whose head you step on unless they help you get to the top where the goats can romp and play together.
There is no love for your neighbor unless that neighbor can boost you to another level of selfish depravity. The heart is never examined in the light of God’s word, only in the darkness where men stumble all over each other.
Even if there is a common comradery in diabolical goals, you are just an object to be used for further notice. When I state there is no love for your neighbor, I am not speaking of neighborly hospitality or caring. It is more played out on the world stage where theaters (opt: res) of war take their stand. But when the anti-Christ comes on the scene these loving neighbors who get the mark while you oppose it will not stay loving for long.
The mark is the exact representation of hatred for Jesus, His death and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins. We as believers are sealed with God’s Holy Spirit but the beast mark will establish their seal in the right hand or forehead.
Revelation 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
When you think about the conversations that take place in the media or other avenues you begin to see how the scripts unfold into quarreling, bickering, fighting, attacking and accusations. They are drawing us into the rink to obtain a view which is muddled in their narrative.
What does it do to the human heart and soul? It taints it with wars and rumors of wars. Fighting doesn’t have to start on a battlefield, but in the mind of man. They strategically plan for stabilization so they say, but this is false.
When any nation or acting nation begins to rock the boat for the sake of personal interests, you are attempting to destabilize the thoughts of man through propaganda.
This is why we must be anchored to the Lord.
Hebrews 6:18-20 (KJV)
18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
We are not to find ourselves off course but steadfast in our faith, steadfast in trust, steadfast in truth and our love for Jesus.
I Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Have hearts become so hardened they cannot feel conviction when they hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ unto salvation? I remember at the age of 16 before I was saved, a classmate pursued me with the Gospel but she said you are not ready. She saw it in my heart. I was not in opposition but in my mind I did not understand why Jesus died and how that aligned with sin. It was a like a foreign language to me.
No one ever explained the garden in which Adam and Eve sinned and that sin is residing in all mankind unless you are born-again with God’s Holy Spirit living inside. Jesus took our place as we should have been given death, but instead He gave His life. Now His grace is free for all who call upon His name. At the age of 17 I did give my life to Jesus and am so thankful He never gave up on me.
Acts 5:32-39 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (Spirit)
39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
2 Timothy 1:9-10
Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
Jesus values our lives more than anyone on earth. He gave His life for us. That is pure unadulterated love without measure which we will know for eternity in His presence. Why would anyone want to swap out His immense love for a demonic controlled hatred that holds the flames of hell in its arms? Jesus gives us life; the devil gives his followers eternity in the Lake of fire, destruction, depravity and debased minds.
What is the trade off when seeking the mark; continued rebellion and survival of the fittest… but not for long. You can’t win a battle when you are fighting against God almighty.
Consider this...every battle is a victory for the Lord. He always wins.
Revelation 20:7-10 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.