Another stage-setting indicator for what is coming has suddenly burst onto the scene world-wide. The signal represents the metastasizing effects of a satanically spawned end times assault on humanity. It is a sign of the coming Tribulation that should alert pastors of Bible believing churches to just how near must be Christ’s call to His body in the Rapture.
Jesus gave the forewarning for what, I believe, is what we see happening around the globe at this very end of the age moment.
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.” (Luke 21: 25)
The sea in this instance symbolically represents the vast numbers of peoples of the world.
Again, it is the so-called pandemic, the COVID-19 matter that seems at the black heart of the devil’s blueprint for the assault. While media in the U.S. and of the global sort insist that most of the world’s populations are compliant with receiving mandated “jabs” of the vaccines, evidence is mounting that resistance is growing in spectacular ways.
Governmental leaders have turned into would be masters of the populations they no longer serve –rather intend to rule over. The yearning in the human heart to be free from such demands as taking vaccines that are no more than experimental injections in most cases are igniting rebellion that is not likely to be doused with flame-quelling retardant until a certain prophesied entity appears on the scene.
The same rebelliousness that makes most on earth reject the governance of the God of Heaven is manifesting in growing rejection of demands made by the minions of the god of this age. –That is demands by the reprobate minds of governmental tyrants guided by Lucifer the fallen. They want no one to rule over them is at the heart of the fallen minds of mankind.
It will be Antichrist –Satan’s son of perdition— who will douse the flames of global insurrection against Satan’s blueprint. He will do so with the cruelest, wicked, and evil methodologies ever employed in earth’s history.
The point to be made is that we are witnessing now the stage-setting beginning of a primary prophecy given by the Lord Jesus that presages the coming to power of that man of sin –the Antichrist.
The following news excerpts put parentheses around this prophetic progression, in my view.
New restrictions on access for the unvaccinated and increasing mandates to be inoculated are sending protesters to the streets in Europe, Australia and other countries.
Authorities in Rotterdam opened fire Friday on protesters during a demonstration against new restrictions on unvaccinated access to public facilities.
At least seven people were injured and more than 20 people were arrested on Friday night. Protesters set fires and threw rocks over new measures that will curb access to restaurants and shops for the unvaccinated.
Many European countries have stepped up restrictions on unvaccinated people. In Vienna, a crowd estimated in the thousands hit the streets after the Austrian government announced a full lockdown and a vaccine mandate.
Meanwhile, Australia saw thousands gathered at rallies across the country as part of an international day of protest against COVID-19 lockdowns and vaccine mandates. Demonstrators were out in force in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. (Protests Erupt Across Several European And Australian Cities Over Vaccination Mandates, By Bruce Haring, Deadline, November 20, 2021)
The metastasizing spread of the COVID mandate rebelliousness is ratcheting up from the very center out of which the prince that shall come (Antichrist) will emerge.
Rome — Central Rome was gripped with violence this weekend as thousands of protesters marched against the toughest new vaccine mandates in the world. All Italians will soon be required to show a coronavirus “Green Pass,” proving either vaccination, recovery in the past six months, or a negative COVID-19 test from the past 48 hours to enter their workplaces.
What started off as a restless but peaceful demonstration against the looming measure in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo ended up sparking a tinderbox when an offshoot of protesters stormed the headquarters of CGIL, Italy’s oldest and biggest labor union.
When they marched toward the prime minister’s office, police responded with water cannon and tear gas. Dozens of police officers were hurt in the melee.
In a bizarre twist, the unrest created a security incident for U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was in Rome for a meeting with foreign leaders, including Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Pope Francis. She was attending Mass at St. Patrick’s Church and scheduled to give a reading when the chaos outside moved Italian government officials to remove the speaker and her husband from the premises.
Vaccine protesters in Rome clash with police
Loud chants of “liberta'” (freedom) echoed throughout the Eternal City. Freedom, the protesters demanded, from the national vaccine mandate scheduled to go into effect on October 15. (Italy’s toughest-in-the-world COVID-19 vaccine mandate sparks violent protests, By Chris Livesay – CBS News, October 12, 2021)
The rebellion, with the sea and waves roaring, grows exponentially. The U.S., the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, Austria, Asian areas such as Singapore, and a number of Island nations and most every region across the world are seeing protests, some turning into rioting and destructiveness.
Nations are indeed in perplexity as to how to exert the control the minions –both human and demonic demand in order to set up the platform for Antichrist to launch his evil, Revelation chapter 13 regime.
Before that part of the devil’s blueprint comes to fruition, if you know Jesus Christ as your Savior, you will hear His Voice as it Trumpets: “Come up here” Revelation 4: 1.
If you don’t know how to be part of that Blessed Evacuation called the Rapture, here is how.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10: 9-10)
I think “the sea and the waves roaring” could be literal as the “signs in the sun, the moon and the stars” is literal. I am concerned when we give scripture a meaning other than the literal. With the weather the way it is perhaps we will see tsunamis which will fulfill this verse. You may be right but I am not convinced.
I agree with Sandra. I have heard other people refer to the seas and waves roaring as people, but no one has ever explained or show us references that the seas are the people.
About 35 years ago , I left the office to take a walk at lunch-time, as was my regular habit. I used the time to pray and found it to be precious . I asked the Lord if He had a ‘word ‘ for the meeting of Full Gospel ( F.G.B.M.F.I.) which I was attending that night. I was walking down the left hand side of the main street, approaching the intersection of a side street off to the left. As I reached the intersection I suddenly saw the word STOP painted at the end of the side street behind the white line. I was about to step onto the road, with one foot raised in the air , when I was stopped in my tracks! Suddenly, a car coming from behind me turned into the side street in front of me and roared off. I was angry with his carelessness . He could have killed me. Then I realised that I was supposed to look and wait until the way was clear before attempting to cross. I was shaken. I checked myself out to ensure I was all in one piece. He was so close. How did he miss me? Suddenly the Lord spoke to me. ” You observe the signs of men”. Did He make me? I was going to charge right on. ” It is well that you do so, as you now realise, but who is observing my signs?” I drew away from the kerb to avoid other pedestrians and under a shop verandah to’ gather’ myself. I realised that He was referring to Matthew , chapter 24 and other scriptures regarding the signs of the end times. I had my ‘word’ for that night, but also I was being asked to observe the signs more carefully myself. That incident is indelibly etched into my mind.
I have been ‘watching’ ever since. Sandra, I believe you are correct and that is the primary sign referred to but it does also describe what Terry is referring to. The Lord occasionally uses words with a’ double entendre’ (double meaning). I had difficulty understanding Him once and was faced with uncertainty as to which was the meaning and He said ‘double entendre’ . I was amazed at His using such an expression.
I am continually amazed at how people ignore signs, both physical and spiritual. Of course I have been warned, but I have usually obeyed signs anyway. I am not a deliberate law breaker and the signs are for our safety and well-being. Sadly, many will not be warned! I guess they are lawless.
In my opinion, the vaxx is a preparation of Gen6
Like in the times of Noah.
We will have the fathers on the streets ww bc vaxxed children will have more problems.
Ppl will recognize that it is a lie.
More ppl will now trust and hope in the Lord.
They will look for this narrow way, some will find this door and knock on it. And Jesus will open this door till HE will close it.
A Belgian in Germany.
Jesus often used parables to convey deeper truths. When we read of the “seas and waves roaring,” I think the truths conveyed are twofold: First, a reflection of societal turmoil, just as Terry said above, and second, a comment on the actual disturbances affecting nature itself.
It is obvious that we have seen an increase in all such things, especially since the turn of the century and they will only continue and intensify, just as society becomes more and more unstable.
By pushing God away, humanity has also pushed away his hand which kept a large measure of the chaos at bay. That unraveling of everything now will only increase, culminating in the last seven years of history as we know it when the presence of his Holy Spirit departs with the believers he will soon call home. Hell will literally break out on Earth.
The sad part is that all of this information has been available to us for over 2000 years and yet most of the human race remains clueless as to why things are the way they are now and what awaits up ahead.
It is Watchmen like Terry James and all those who take Bible Prophecy seriously that know answers to these questions and where to find them – the Bible.
It’s particularly tragic that the world rejects this very Book at a time when it needs what it has to tell us the most.
I am a like minded watchman who can see the fast approaching time of trial for the nations. I believe the rapture is imminent. I have a beautiful view from my house of the Arizona night sky. If the Harpazo happened tonight, I would have to honestly ask why I never saw any unusual signs in the sun , moon or stars yet I do see distress and perplexity of the nations. I gave up on blood moons in 2015. I am missing something here?
I have the impression that the really pronounced signs in the sky won’t show up until near the end of the Tribulation, Daniel. In fact, if we look at Mark 14:24-25, this certainly appears to be the case. Of course, this doesn’t rule out seeing early indications even now, and, I, too, as an amateur astronomer, am keeping an eye skyward with this in mind.
I agree with you 100% regarding the blood moons. I think attributing them to lunar eclipses it totally wrong since these are totally natural, recurring, and predictable events.
In my opinion, I’m thinking that these red moons will be due to atmospheric effects from events like those described in Revelation 8:6-11. In fact, notice how a darkening of the sun, moon and stars is immediately mentioned in Revelation 8:12. Sure sounds like a “cause and effect” scenario to me.
So, not to worry! I haven’t seen anything out of the ordinary myself, though I certainly wouldn’t be surprised if something did show up one of these days, even in these pre-Trib times. Perhaps it’ll be a particularly large solar disturbance, appearance of an unusual comet, maybe even a supernova (unlikely, but possible) in our skies.
What we do see are all kinds of other signs already converging and I do agree that they indicate that the Rapture is very near.
It is easy to miss signs but you will soon catch up up on them if you continue to watch faithfully. Hindsight is always valuable. We do not have to be first to notice or announce the signs.( Personally the ‘blood moons’ have left me cold so far.).
However I am more concerned about pre-occupation with the Rapture. Expecting it to come at any minute. I can confidently say it will not, because I have been given personal understanding – an expectation of things to come, which must occur first. God does not lie. In fact I expect that some of the other readers will have been given certain assurances of things which will occur first as well. If you truly believe God you will not simply brush aside what He has told you because you want the Rapture to happen sooner. This is what I expect some are doing. We do not know what precise form future events will take, so we need to be careful that we are truly trusting God as to the timing of things.
We expect a worsening of events generally, but God has brought us thus far by His Grace and by Grace He will continue to lead us until we are caught up to be with Him. He alone knows the full future and panic is not helpful. Could it bring a falling away if the Rapture does not occur soon? God is our anchor , not events.