To better understand todayís tumultuous times there are several questions we should be asking ourselves.
The first one that comes to mind is why all the fuss about one tiny, little country with a land mass no bigger then Vermont? Why do rogue nations want to unite to wipe Israel off the face of the earth? Could there be something deeper and sinister behind it all? Its not just religious differences and land acquisition thatís the cause of missiles and death but an age-old feud between family members that go back as far as Abraham. It still goes even deeper then that...it's a spiritual warfare between two powers...God and Satan.
The God of this world, Satan (Eph 6.10-12) has foreknowledge that in the near future Jesus will rule from Jerusalem (God's headquarters) as King of Kings and Lord of Lords and he's doing everything within his power to prevent that from happening. There's more to these world events then what we see on the surface, it's a spiritual warfare for supremacy. Satanís purpose from the very beginning has been to steal, kill and destroy all that God had intended for good. People, nature, and the entire planet have been his target. We know through God's spoken word (Bible) who will come out as the victor...Jesus Christ.
Who else but the prince of darkness picked the name of God and Jesus to blaspheme? Would we even dare to use the name of Mohammed, Buddha or other great religious leaders as a curse word? Who else polluted the sex act, changed the order of marriage, caused havoc in the homes and an increase in drugs (a wide open gate into his kingdom)? Add to that list rape, the killing of babies through pro-choice and convenience that far surpasses Hitlerís victims, greed, hate, and perversions of every kind. Satanís purpose is to do everything opposite of what God, our Creator intended for us. His time is short. Jesus will reign from Jerusalem and nothing the Devil can do will prevent this from happening. It's God ordained.
The last question we should ask ourselves is "whose side am I on?"
No more time left to straddle the fence. World events are falling into prophetic place at a rapid speed and we best not be hiding under a blanket of self-denial. Will you be in the evacuation (rapture) that is coming soon? Those left behind will go into the tribulation days ahead that will be like nothing the world has ever experienced before and never will again (Math. 24: 21-22). Make that decision for Christ today so you can be counted in as one of his children..... Royalty to the coming King. Start by reading the book of John with an open heart and mind and may you be found in that grand re-union in the sky.