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The Groaning

The Obama Administration’s meddling recently in the ever-present drive to force “Peace” on Israel brought the placement of the capstone on the building end-times volcano for me. It will be pseudo peace–or the inception thereof—that will cause the tribulation to explode upon the end-of-days generation and spew the contents of the apocalyptic volcano’s judgment and wrath upon an incorrigibly wicked world of earth dwellers.

American Secretary of State John Kerry, as the latest Middle East peace broker, set the capstone beneath which the volcano’s pressures continue to build. With all the other things going on he could have dealt with, he chose to deal with the ludicrous matter of non-existent “climate change,” saying that it is the U.S. fault that the world’s climate is such a mess. He told a bunch of U.N. Middle Eastern thugs at a conference held in Egypt that America is primarily at fault for the climate disasters (which don’t exist to the degree the global warmists claim). At the same time, Kerry declared in yet another venue during his barnstorming crusade in the region that peace between Israel and its blood-vowed enemies could and would be achieved. Kerry didn’t use the words “blood-vowed.” Those are mine. And, they are warranted as descriptive of the Arab/Islamic states surrounding the tiny Jewish nation. It is just the sort of “peace” guarantee that will set in motion the 21 specific Revelation judgments that will eventuate in Christ’s return to put an end to man’s murderous rage against the Jew–against God himself.

I’m not saying Kerry or his boss, Barack Obama, are candidates for the Antichrist or that this prediction by this secretary of state is going to produce that final tempest as given in Daniel 9:26-27 and throughout Revelation, chapters 6-19. But, this mindset by the world’s elite of the international community presages the eruption that will bring an end to man’s humanistic antagonism to the Creator. Israel’s falling for the pseudo peace arrangement will result in what the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah calls “Jacob’s trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7). Jesus said it will be the worst time in the history of Planet Earth (Matthew 24:21).

With the capstone of determination to impose luciferic compromise on Israel in place–through forcing the nation to divide the land God gave Jacob’s descendants forever—all other prophetic ingredients that make up the lava broth continue to heat up within the sin-filled mountain of end-time earth.

The planet indeed groans within, as it did in the Apostle Paul’s day: “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now” (Romans 8:22).

Jesus himself spoke of the planet’s metaphorically biting its tongue while awaiting all of human history to play out. It yearns for the Master Director’s calling the geophysical elements forth to eruption during the last seven years preceding His second advent:

“And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out” (Luke 19:37-40).

Jesus, who made all things, and by whom all things consist–i.e., are held together (Colossians 1:17)–was saying that if man withheld his praise at that moment, the volcano that makes up this fallen, sin-filled world would have exploded. The very stones would have protested in opposition to mankind’s rebellion.

Creation itself would have attested to Christ’s deity, of His absolute right to rule. The world is boiling within today. It is groaning, and with increased convulsions of protest to anti-God human efforts to, like Lucifer himself, usurp the throne of the Maker of all things good.

Pundits on the nightly news are constantly commenting on the records being made in weather disasters. With the earthquakes recently inundating the planet from the U.S. to Chile, to China, to Iceland, to…you name it –even those who haven’t a clue about Bible prophecy are astounded and a bit intimidated, according to their on-air demeanor.

Their nervous laughter as they trade witticisms with the weather reporters turn serious when the Nations are in what looks to be the advanced stages of end-times perplexity. While America boils in political turmoil and Israel is threatened on all sides with war from hate-filled enemies, the petroleum maelstrom continues to generate economic uncertainty for those who want to construct one-world order, which they alone–in their opinions—have the right to control.

The folly of this misguided attempt at altruism is that only the Prince of Peace can do what the want-to-be gods of humanism propose–and He isn’t invited into their project. The world indeed groans under the building pressures to thwart any effort of God Almighty to set things straight. We revisit the Scripture, and get a follow-up scriptural glimpse of where we, as children of God, stand at the present hour in this Church Age (Age of Grace):

“For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Romans 8:22-26).

That groaning includes, as never before, the comforting words of Paul, the prophet who unveiled the rapture mystery of 1 Corinthians 15:51-55 and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18: “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13).


  1. Anton says:

    Excellent Terry.I can hardly wait for our full redemption at the Rapture.
    South Africa.

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