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Rush into Last Days

Rush Limbaugh, the premiere conservative radio talk-show host, delved into an arena he rarely enters. He bordered on getting into Bible prophecy Thursday July 26, while reading to his audience from an article written by a so-called futurist.

A few days previous, I had received the same article from which Rush read. My friend’s email note, I inferred, indicated that the article’s content might have some peripheral relationship to the deep state things often in the news these days–news reports surrounding hatred for President Donald J. Trump.

The deep state milieu rivets my attention. This is because I view everything we are inundated with in each and every news cycle as involving the hate-filled politics that smack of Paul’s warning in his letter to the Ephesians. That Scripture should be quite familiar to readers of this column: “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).

The spiritually attuned believer should be aware of this battle taking place behind the headlines. It is all part of the opening salvos of the great end-times battle that will lead to Armageddon. The battle will break out in full force once the Church–all born-again believers in accordance with Romans 10:9-10–are called to be with Christ:

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

But Rush, in that July 26 program, mentioned none of these prophetic truths–probably doesn’t grasp or even desire to grasp these future realities. I once heard him say his father didn’t believe the Book of Revelation even belonged in the canon of Scripture. He indicated that he believed the same.

However, during the Thursday program he said that the people who were the subjects of the article mentioned above didn’t recognize that the things they fear as soon coming to pass are given in that prophetic Book. He added that these men–five hedge-fund billionaires–totally left God out of their configuring for the world-rending event that is to come.

Here is a very brief excerpt of the article Rush addressed.  

Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I assumed would be a hundred or so investment bankers. It was by far the largest fee I had ever been offered for a talk–about half my annual professor’s salary–all to deliver some insight on the subject of “the future of technology”…

My audience was brought to me: five super-wealthy guys–yes, all men–from the upper echelon of the hedge fund world. After a bit of small talk, I realized they had no interest in the information I had prepared about the future of technology. They had come with questions of their own…

They started out innocuously enough. Ethereum or bitcoin? Is quantum computing a real thing? Slowly but surely, however, they edged into their real topics of concern.

Which region will be less affected by the coming climate crisis: New Zealand or Alaska? Is Google really building Ray Kurzweil a home for his brain, and will his consciousness live through the transition, or will it die and be reborn as a whole new one? Finally, the CEO of a brokerage house explained that he had nearly completed building his own underground bunker system and asked: “How do I maintain authority over my security force after the Event?” (“How tech’s richest plan to save themselves after the apocalypse. Silicon Valley’s elite are hatching plans to escape disaster – and when it comes, they’ll leave the rest of us behind,” by Douglas Rushkof, July 24, 2018, https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/23/tech-industry-wealth-futurism-)

The author of the article went on to write that the multibillionaires were interested only in surviving a coming “event” –one that would be the beginning of the end of the world. That was the future they wanted to learn how to survive–not how to plan, financially, to do even better than they already are doing.

Rush talked about how this sort of fear-mongering is normally part of the wild-eyed speculations of kooks. But these were men who dealt with the realities, not the apocalyptic fears of Hollywood-type fictioneers. And, these men now really believed there was one “event” that will initiate Armageddon!

The world is indeed moving toward some climactic event that will bring about a world more horrific than any yet experienced by earth’s inhabitants. But, those mentioned here have no idea of what that “event” is or the signals of its approach. They simply instinctively sense that something is on the brink of bringing their world crashing down around their ears.

Again, Jesus’ forewarns of just this scenario–but a scenario that is made of absolute truth, not Hollywood hype or writers’ fiction. These will not understand the true nature of what is about to happen because they, as Rush has charged, leave God out of the equation in looking to the future.

Those of you who read and believe what is written in Holy Scripture take the God who created all there is at His Word regarding Bible prophecy. You can, with study and prayer, understand things these great men of wealth refuse to grasp.

Jesus prophesied that there would be buying, selling, building, planting, marrying, giving in marriage–i.e., an extraordinary time of uptick in economic life at the very moment He next catastrophically intervenes (Matthew 24:36-42; Luke 17:26-30).

That great “event” will be the Rapture! (John 14: 1-3).

I believe we are seeing the beginning of that economic boom at present.

My new book: Essays in Apocalypse: Some Thoughts on the End of Days, is being released this week. That book contains my in-depth thoughts in a chapter titled “The Coming Economic Boom.”

Last-days dynamics are on full display for all to see. But the “seeing” of what is happening must be accomplished through unwavering belief in God’s Word on the matters involved.


5 Comments

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  2. Ed Wood says:

    It seems more and more that even the secular world is getting the idea that “something is up.” Perhaps this is merely a purely logical conclusion that based on what is going on all around us, something big is about to happen on a global scale.

    Or perhaps it is a much deeper. spiritual thing. Is God trying to wake us all up, believers and non-believers alike, while there is still time? Maybe Jesus is knocking on everyone’s door more urgently now than ever hoping that at least some will not only hear, but open the door up for him.

    One day the full number of Pre-Trib believers will be achieved, that last soul saved.

    From all appearances, that day is very, very near!

  3. mary says:

    I truly agree with you pastor, the world knows something is going to happen soon, many people whom I have spoken to who are secular know something is up! I have tried to direct them to the scriptures but most people can’t seem to grasp that. Maybe it’s laziness, love of the world, I can’t put an exact finger on it! Maybe it’s because there are many factors. I was reading in the book of Isaiah this morning, and I’m telling you the more I read the more it becomes so obvious. I was reading in Ezekiel this weekend and it was the same thing. I sometimes feel like the Lord is talking to me so visibly! I believe the Lord is trying to wake up the world. The scripture came to my mind this morning after reading…Wake up you sleeper! I see people everyday just going about life as usual…Eating drinking marrying planting, just like Jesus said, and absolutely no thought to the Lord or his word. He said it, just the days of Noah, Just like the days of Lot… What’s mind blowing to me is that it’s exactly like he said it would be. To be a witness is not something I ever dreamed of…I’m amazed that my Lord made me a witness, if someone would have told me this would happen 15 years ago I don’t think I would have believed it! But today there is no denying it..I’m just thankful, it’s the only word that comes to my mind. EVER SO THANKFUL!! The Lord Bless You and Keep You!

  4. Julie Randle says:

    The whole article referenced above can be found below and I think the musings of folks weighing in on the article are not giving the whole picture of the article…

    View story at Medium.com

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