The Daily Word of Righteousness

Things To Come, #21

And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days. (Daniel 11:33)

Many games are being played in churches today. There is much deception. During the coming days numerous Christians will fall: some through despair, some through depression, some through deception, some through their own personal ambition, some through disillusionment with a morally weak ministry, some through fear, some through covetousness or economic worries.

There will be wars, famines, diseases, earthquakes, financial disruption. In the midst of all these, will occur the latter-rain revival—an outpouring of God's Spirit without precedent in history.

Sin will abound. Satan's entire filthy personality will be portrayed in the thinking, words, and actions of people. The earth will be filled with fallen angels and demons.

Many believers will be slain. Finally, Antichrist will be revealed and take his place in the restored Temple in Jerusalem.

Organized Christianity will have its headquarters at the site of ancient Babylon, on the Euphrates River.

The nation of Israel will rise as one of the great world powers but will be invaded by Antichrist before Christ returns.

The remnant of Christians and the devout Jews will be forced into hiding.

There will take place a great tribulation during which multitudes will be slain. After this there will be signs in the sun and moon, and the heavens will shake. The oceans and seas will roar. Mankind will be amazed and will tremble at the chaos taking place.

When the darkness has attained its climax the light of God will shine in the remnant left alive on the earth. Then will appear in the heavens the sign of the Son of Man. Every person in whom Christ is dwelling will be caught up to be with Him forever.

Chosen saints will pour out the bowls of God's wrath on the earth. People will be staggering about in the unbearable, unrelieved heat with huge cancers on their skin. God will not give them the spirit of repentance and they will curse God because of their agony. (What a contrast with the bliss of the original garden of Eden—a contrast caused by inviting Satan into the earth!)

Down from the clouds will thunder the Lord and His army, ready to cleanse the earth, to rebuild the destroyed cities. The Son of God will be revealed in the sons and they will lift the curse from mankind, delivering Jerusalem from the invading nations and governing the nations of the saved with love but also with total firmness. All democratic, libertarian, man-centered government will be removed from people. They will be ruled by the righteous King, Jesus through His princes. He is King of all kings and Lord of all lords.

Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment. (Isaiah 32:1)

To be continued.