An Overspreading of Darkness in the Earth
by Patricia Backora
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Even the earth is growing ever more restless, saith the Lord. A deep rumbling within the bowels of the earth and the spewing forth of fiery filth from volcanic craters signifies that even the earth can bear no more of the pressures of wickedness upon it.
Even as the earth vomits out molten rock and lava, so the day is swiftly approaching when the earth shall vomit out the wicked (Leviticus 18:25). For even nature herself cannot much longer bear the presence of wicked, evil men and women who fornicate, steal, cheat, deal deceitfully, break treaties, abuse others and blaspheme the Name of the Lord. The earth is groaning under the weary trial of those who rip it open to plunder its resources without a single care for replenishing what is exploited for gain. The rain forests do groan and sigh, as they are chopped down to make way for the production of rangeland producing cheap hamburger meat, so men may profit thereby. The native peoples of the Amazon look on in dismay as THEIR habitation appointed for them by the LORD is destroyed and they are driven into the diminishing fringes of whatever is left to rebuild new homes.
Do I value primitive societies any less than I value white men who are highly skilled in futuristic technology? A thousand times, NO! The way of life practiced by native populations in Australia and South America is no cause for Me devaluing them and withholding from them the chance to be saved from hell like everyone else. The fact that Bushman doesn’t use electricity and wears minimum clothing doesn’t make him any less precious in My sight.
I restrained My wrath as Cherokee Indians were frog-marched across America to desolate places to eke out a bare subsistence. I kept quiet as whole villages of Native Americans were attacked by raping, pillaging, murderous soldiers, and had their numbers decimated by diseases and hardship brought upon them by white oppressors who hated them and sought their extermination. I even held My peace as black men and women were sold into the most degrading toil, had their families split up repeatedly, and were lashed so cruelly it reminded Me of that awful day when My own dear Son was whipped by Roman soldiers. You can be certain that unrepentant white slave masters who treated their slaves cruelly are reaping similar tortures in a devil’s hell, in accordance with Galatians 6:7.
There’s no reason to take pride in these things. So enough of this idle talk about your nation’s “Christian” heritage! Jesus would NEVER have treated fellow human beings this way. From its very inception America (and certain other places) has founded its wealth on the backs of the bleeding poor. Even if it were a virtue to generate great riches, most of America’s vast wealth ends in the pockets of the super-rich. My heart aches to see homeless in inner cities pushing shopping carts full of rain-soaked belongings, outside the doors of “prosperity churches” whose members march and sing about how giving to rich preachers sets their own finances free. It nauseates Me to ponder the vast INEQUALITY that happens when rich TV preachers own several huge mansions apiece, while My poorer members get cut off from fellowship by cruel poverty. Some Christians are made to feel so ashamed for falling on hard times, and so self-conscious about the fact they can’t give more to pulpit parasites that they quit “church” altogether, although Christians ARE the true church! Many of them just got tired of being shamed from pulpits for failure to “tithe” to fat, greedy vultures who’ve got more than enough to keep them happy. Where, oh, where is the EQUALITY of well-being Paul preached about (2 Cor.8:14)? All I see is a lopsided church house with a few fat preachers wallowing in THEIR pile of pleasure, while the vast majority are like scrawny chickens frantically pecking up what few crumbs are left on the other side of the UNSCRIPTURAL clergy/laity divide in My congregations.
For the poorest Christians, life is literally a hand-to-mouth existence, and they would be extremely ashamed to go to the “church office” to ask for help. What a vast contrast with Acts 2:44-45 and Acts 4:34, where those who had possessions shared with those who had nothing, and there were NONE in the church who lacked for the basic necessities of life! Today the richest hoard FOR THEMSELVES the most and the best, while hypocritically preaching the nearness of the Rapture and how they’ll be happy to go and leave everything behind. Even poor widows eating cat food are pressured by “church leadership” to “tithe” or run the risk of My wrath. But guess who’s REALLY gonna end up on the receiving end of My displeasure on the Day of Judgment?
I am shocked by how even the youngest in your society are being sexually exploited for gain. Even the clothing of little girls is being manufactured to look more provocative, to prepare them ahead of time for “the dating game”. Well, to me, it’s a sick SATANIC game, and I’ve already warned you ahead of time what happens to those who rob little children of their innocence!(Luke 17:1-2). WOE, woe, woe unto those who cause little children to grow up into hardened fornicators by passing out condoms to kids in playgrounds and dressing their little girls in harlots’ attire!
I am disgusted by the way schools teach “alternative life styles” (eternal death styles) to kids in school. Graphic descriptions of men lying with men, as well as explicit sex education to tiny children who ought to just be allowed to enjoy being children! What a whopping big paycheck is being earned by perverted educators, to be paid on the Day of Judgment by Almighty God!
Certain liberal-minded, “progressive” nations allow their tearaway teens to run wild, smashing up other people’s property and frightening lonely old people on the street and in their own homes without fear of any punishment from the law. If people resist this abuse, even to protect their loved ones from real danger of harm, it is THEY who risk arrest and detention as offenders, not the young hoodlums who provoked the response by threatening their lives and property. In Proverbs 17:15 I warn that whoever lets the wicked off the hook and condemns the innocent is an ABOMINATION (hateful thing) in My sight.
I abhor the so-called bullying in your schools (verbal and physical abuse, sometimes deadly assault). Far from being a harmless childhood prank (there’s no such thing as ALL negative actions carry negative consequences), bullying is the precalculated destruction of another human being’s body or soul. I detest those who gang up on the weak and the helpless to hurt them. I am angry with teachers and other school staff who repeatedly make excuses for, and turn a blind eye to, violent offenders in their schools. I am especially angry that this problem is swept under the rug to the extent that many innocent children are driven to take their own lives to get away from their persecutors. Even Christian school staff sometimes blame the victims and excuse the guilty, and I shall hold them accountable for every life ruined or lost because of bullying in THEIR schools!
And what about this business of ALL children being innocent, no matter how vicious they act, even if they blaspheme My Holy Name, kill helpless animals, and hurt other kids in school? I have known children to finally reject Christ and end up in hell. Age of accountability? Where is THAT teaching in My Word? True, I show compassion and mercy to tiny babies and little children who know no better, with no awareness of sin in their lives, even to mentally handicapped people who barely realize they’re alive. Every parent who has lost an infant or toddler to premature death can rest assured their child is at peace now, in the loving care of angelic guardians who tenderly nurture their souls and watch over them, and that if the parent is found in Christ at his/her own death, they shall indeed enjoy a blessed reunion with their precious, beloved child when they enter heaven (see 2 Sam.12:23).
But teens and pre-teens threatening other kids and hounding them even to their graves are in serious trouble with me. They have the spirit of murder at work in their lives, and NO murderer has eternal life dwelling in him/her, regardless of their youth (I John 3:15). In this verse John makes NO exception for kids under 21, 18 or whatever age. Those who bully others to death are guilty of first-degree murder in My sight, though a secular judge might let them off lightly. A devil’s hell awaits all unrepentant men, women, boys and girls who oppress and torture their innocent neighbors. And no, I don’t forgive and forget just because twenty or thirty years have passed since the transgressions of their youth. I don’t even forgive just because a person becomes a highly respectable figure in their community, who seems to be bringing up an exemplary family of their own. Time does NOT cleanse away sins. Neither does the respect of a community or “turning over a new leaf” or “becoming successful.” Only repentance toward Me and faith in My dear spotless Son Who died for repentant sinners will ever serve to atone for the transgressions of a person’s youth.
The rod and reproof give wisdom (Prov.29:15). Yet physically applied punishment can be a risky business, especially in the hands of adults who are rash or undisciplined themselves. But even where corporal punishment is against the law, other unpleasant punishment can be administered. Shunning a bully or other type of troublemaker from group activities, making them eat lunch alone for a time, detention, extra tasks, no playtime, or even temporary expulsion from the workplace or school might be other options. Punishment, whatever form it takes, should feel like punishment, and the offender should be made to count the cost even before he does something bad! But so many “loving” people refuse to even reprove a bully with a stern word or facial expression. Even Christian teachers are afraid of young hoodlums in their own classrooms! Woe unto a society where the righteous run away from the wicked and are too cowardly to rebuke him (Prov.25:26). A righteous man paying fearful respect to a wicked man is a troubled fountain and a corrupt spring.
Today even the tiniest children cuss out their parents, swear at them and hit them. Parents weep helplessly as their naughty brat throws things around and wrecks the house. It takes more than a “naughty step” to straighten out those troubled children. It takes plenty of prayer and firm discipline to correct such kids. Whatever will you do when your child is almost as tall as yourself and refuses to be dragged to the naughty seat anymore? If you don’t teach him/her to respect your authority now, they’ll only spit on you later as being ineffectual and mealy-mouthed.
Don’t fall for the passive, weak, indulgent child-rearing methods so popular today. Never be harsh or cruel in disciplining a child, but always be firm in enforcing YOUR righteous rules in your own home. Do you think I would stand idly by and allow My own children to cuss me out and inflict destruction and injury on everyone in sight? That bratty believer would be in My woodshed getting a spanking before he knew what was happening to him!
I see big strong nations fighting unjust, undeclared wars to make the rich richer, turning a blind eye to “collateral damage.” Even harmless wedding celebrations have been bombed. This has brought great occasion to these so-called heathen nations to blaspheme the Christ of the Bible because His own alleged representatives cheer on these war-mongers and make excuses for why such unprovoked wars of aggression are necessary.
I, the LORD, am NOT a cultural icon, to be waved around with your flag. I am not partial to the white man, the Western man, the brown man, the black man, the pink or yellow man, or any other manmade classification of humanity (Acts 10:34-35). Why don’t modern Christians believe the apostle Peter who admitted this fact as he, a Jewish follower of Jesus, ministered to an outsider, a Gentile general named Cornelius? Instead of agreeing with Peter that I am no respecter of persons, a lot of Christians have been brainwashed by biased churches to reject certain ethnic groups as being trouble-makers or automatically unclean in My sight.
Hollywood churns out filth on a daily basis. Even professing Christian men download porn or secretly visit strip clubs, or flirt with other women behind their wives’ back. I see every dirty magazine, know every foul thought, see so many spiritually dying men nod off in religious meetings they attend only to “look respectable”.
A dark ash cloud of indignation spreads over the entire earth, a world in rebellion against her Creator. Tribulation darkness is heading your way. Be prepared to leave all this world’s pleasures and problems behind if you truly love Me, serve Me and believe in Me. The day comes when I shall burn every vile thing to ashes and make a fresh start with Creation, and the legacy of man’s sin upon the earth will no more mar the wonderful work My hands have made.
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So much passion and truth. Thank you for your clarity of thought and prophetic vision. The Lord Bless You.