Darkness will Deepen
Shared by Patricia Backora, author of the book Tough Love in Christ’s Millennium
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In the beginning of the Church Age, few had ever heard about Jesus, and His redemptive love for mankind. The nations of the earth were vaguely aware of a Great Creator Who had brought all things into being, but they were in total darkness about the wonderful Sacrifice I had provided for their sins. Indeed, very few had any concept of how unutterably holy I am, and how great the need for redemption and reconciliation with Me.
But now the Gospel message has been proclaimed to the farthest ends of the earth. There are still pockets of ignorance in this world, and I am concerned for those souls living in remote areas out of reach of modern communications which could reach them with the glad message of salvation in Christ.
How true is the scripture: The full stomach loathes a honeycomb! Multitudes fed on lies and living only for selfish pleasures make sport of My Son and even belittle the unspeakable gift He has offered those unworthy wretches. Jesus’ words: Ye must be born again have been lampooned over and over again by fools of the basest sort, and I am steaming with wrath over their irreverence toward My Son.
This perverse, jaded generation insists on signs and wonders to prove My existence. It is not enough that I provide daily for them to sustain their lives, and have left My Church in the earth for nearly 2000 years to restrain its darkness with My Love. Oh no, My goodness and forbearance are taken for granted by this ungrateful generation.
I am enraged by the way My precious Gift is being hurled back into the faces of My servants by wicked sinners. Over and over they say: “Religion in general I can tolerate, so long as its adherents keep their beliefs to themselves and don’t try to convert me.” Secular society will tolerate every vain philosophy and false religion invented by sinful man, but can still be openly hostile toward the true Gospel of Christ.
Those hard-boiled cynics will soon get their wish. True Christians will be whisked out of this world and won’t be around to speak to them of Christ ever again. Never again will Christ-rejectors overhear songs of praise softly hummed by zealous Christians in their workplaces. Free of the restraining influence of the Holy Spirit, earth’s very atmosphere will become fouled by blasphemies uttered even by the most reserved individuals.
It is human nature not to notice or appreciate the light until it suddenly goes out. Even as the rebellious Land of Egypt was filled with dense darkness, spiritual darkness will permeate this entire globe. Some sinners who now revel in subtler darkness will then become so sick of the gross darkness of the Tribulation that they will cry unto Me for mercy at long last, and I will hear them and save them.