The hour is late in human history. Things–strange things—are manifesting, with frequency and intensity.
We’ve often discussed the birth pang-like convulsions prophesied by Jesus in His Olivet Discourse. They are front and center today on an hourly basis, and reported in a steady stream throughout the alternate cyberspace news outlets. Wars, rumors of wars, deceivers and deception, signs in the sun, moon, and stars, famines, pestilence, earthquakes in many places, the seas of both oceanic and human sorts roaring–for the student who observes the times from a Bible prophecy, futurist perspective, the signs are all there. We are nearing the moment of Christ’s return.
We are given very strong hints that something wicked this way will come as the end of the age approaches. Paul the apostle said, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:13).
Jesus told the priests and others who came to seize him for His crucifixion that the time was their “hour, and power of darkness” (Luke 22:53b). At that moment that mystery of iniquity–of lawlessness–had arisen to the point that absolute evil looked as if it would overcome absolute goodness. The world would put Christ to death. The occult powers of Satan’s realm were intent on forever erasing the name of Jesus from human history.
Supernatural powers of darkness have arisen at various times down through the eons of earthly time. The crucifixion, the demonically inspired crusades undertaken in the name of Christ, the inquisitions, the Nazis and Communists…the dark powers perennially assault the only goodness to be found in this fallen world. Satan wars against God’s creation, man.
As we have looked at many times, Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus tells us: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12). It seems that the more these forces of darkness intrude into the lateness of the age, the more humankind looks at them with increased fascination, as if mesmerized. It must have been like that when the first woman, Eve, gazed upon the serpent and wanted to know more.
Considering the successes of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Steven King’s Carrie, as well as myriad other beastly tomes such as JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series, the evidence appears to prove that there is an insatiable lust for things conjured from the evil fountains of the fallen mind. Zombies seem to be the latest from the dark muses that inhabit the minds of certain writers of fiction.
At this late hour on God’s prophetic timeline, it becomes increasingly obvious that the dark minions are in the process of breaking out of the fiction inhabiting the writers’ and readers’ psyches. The goblins and ghouls are presenting live–or would that be dead—presentations in which humans are active participants.
But more disturbing than the conjuring of fictional minions of the nether world is the satanic rage ignited by the 2016 presidential election. It is a hellish insanity that seems to have engulfed America, with mainstream media fanning the flames like a blacksmith’s bellows.
Again, the lateness of the prophetic hour means that the time is very near when the Holy Spirit’s restraining influence will remove from this rebellious world (2 Thessalonians 2:7). The vileness that will pour through that portal is something you don’t want to experience. Nor will you, if you know Christ for salvation (Romans 10: 9-10).
Thank you Terry for this sober reminder. So much of that demonic vileness seems to be straining to get out through cracks and fissures. It continues to disgorge itself through movies, television, radio and the Internet into our homes, our cars and our heads. Each of us must guard our hearts and stay vigilant to not be deceived. “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23
Great prophetic observation Terry, and I agree with you wholeheartedly that the time is at hand. We must continue to warn this generation of how close it is to the Lord’s soon return. Thank you for this timely message, we must discern the signs of the times! God bless you my friend.
Another timely warning for those who “have an ear to hear what the Spirit (Holy Spirit) is speaking”. Consider the mirror image from Genesis in the day of Noah:
The ark had been completed. Noah, his family of SEVEN is gathered inside, along with the animals and provisions that would sustain them. The ark remains open for SEVEN additional days (Gen 7:10) for anyone who desired to enter the ark. The state of that society was given over to every vile pleasure and depravity, so no one elected to enter.
We are there again, just as Jesus warned. Terry is fervently reaching out to you to choose the “Ark” of Jesus Christ……..but, will you?
This last weekend, my wife and I went with some friends to watch the movie “Dunkirk.” Both my wife and I (and presumedly our friends) were appalled by the trailers of upcoming movies. The vast majority of them were satanic in nature, and we wondered, “Is this what people want to watch?” Apparently so, or Hollywood would not be producing those kinds of films. It’s just another sign of the times!
The mainstream media doesn’t even attempt to report the facts. They just lie and attack. Satan must be really mad his minion is no longer in the White House. This makes me all the more determined to pray for this current administration.
So very true. The televsion and movies that younge people watch today promote all the above that was mentioned. Ghoulish, dark, zombies, vampires, pure evil being mainstreamed as entertainment. Girls are playing with zombie looking dolls.
Hollywood does not get a dime from me. I agree….I think we all know as this knowledge has been given by the Holy Spirit through revelation. However, It’s business as usual and where is the weekend fun for the unbelievers…it’s disheartening. I find myself struggling as Jonah did and must remind myself of the word in its entirety.
In America now, there is a company that is already starting to ‘test’ a microchip that is a precursor to the mark of the beast. They are asking for volunteers to test it. The ‘description’ of what it will be used for is exactly what the description in the Bible is of the mark of the beast – 666. We are getting closer my brethren.
Look up !! Our redemption draws near !!
I completely agree with the premise of your article, but have a question for you: what leads you to believe that the Crusades were “demonically inspired?” My understanding is that they were a defensive action against encroaching Islamic jihad – much like what we’re seeing now. I know that this isn’t the point of your article, but I’m sure you have an interest in being factual in your writing, as do I. Can you elaborate?
The crusades were concocted by man, not by God –although He allowed them to occur. –Just like he allows war of all sorts.
The crusaders demanded that all people they assaulted bow the knee to Christ –to accept the cross and all it entailed. This flys in the face of true Christianity.
Faith is not forced. It comes from one’s God-given volition –“free will”.
The crusaders, therefore, were demonically inspired when it came to forcing people to convert, not inspired of God, in my view.