We literally could be seeing the last pieces of pre Revelation groundwork being laid right before our eyes, and if true, will prove to be no small matter. I am very aware that many pro lifers come to this site to read pro life news, and want to only read that. As I have mentioned on too many occasions, the shedding of innocent blood is the DIRECT CAUSE of the majority of our problems, and to disconnect these events is not only foolish, but really anti God and denial of causal/effect relationships. God does not operate in a vacuum, and does not make any move without cause. If we don’t take the time to study the times we are in, and to understand the relationship of actions to events, then why do we waste any time worrying about the “elimination of unwanted tissue” as the pro deathers put it?
As I have told countless people, I believe legalized child killing has one purpose for the evil one; and that is the elimination of the 144,000. If this number is changed, the prophecy cannot happen, and thus Satan cannot be cast into the lake of fire at the end of time. Do you think He is not aware of that? Without getting into the whole eschatological reasoning (which would take about 50 pages), the next event on the timeline horizon concerning Revelation is the sealing of the 144,000 and the ‘focused prayers’ by the saints to heaven prior to the casting down of the censer, which ultimately starts the great clock of Revelation.
2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.
3 Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people, on the golden altar in front of the throne. 4 The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand. 5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.
6 Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to sound them.
As it is now, our needs are many, and the ‘saints’ of God pray for numerous things and causes. The opening of Revelation indicates the prayers are focused, and mankind appears to be praying in unity for the same thing. What could that be? One possibility, and many expositors have agreed on this point, could be a limited nuclear war. As we know, Iran is attempting to build nuclear weapons, and their president Ahmadinejad has made the claim that he believes he is the one to usher in the 12th Mahdi who would then rule the world for 7 years and usher in a time of world peace. This guy in Iran may be onto something, plus he may very well have the means to pull off an event that really could usher in a world crisis.
A unified Middle East under Islamic law and having nuclear weapons would be a very dangerous combination and could possibly set off a limited nuclear war with Israel. So while the world sits on the precipice of war, God intervenes with judgments that would make any exchange of nuclear weapons pale in comparison. An event like this would be grounds for the saints praying for the same cause: that of peace. The threat of nuclear war definitely will hold the world’s attention, and be the foremost event for everyone. Very few would expect direct intervention by God, and even fewer would believe the method of intervention once it occurs.
That is why when people talk about the trumpets being fulfilled, or that Revelation has already started, they really have no clue as to the magnitude and the turbulence that will occur in that very small window of time. Revelation has not started, but it looks like it may be very close to commencing. When it does, there will be NO MISTAKING IT. There will be no way to misinterpret it. There will only be great consternation that few saw it coming, and the complacent and lukewarm churches will then be falling all over themselves to ‘explain’ it when they have no clue about it.
We need to be vigilant. We need to be urgent in our manner of handling ourselves and in preparation for the times we live in. To ignore what seems to be so obvious is definitely at one’s own peril, and there will be no excuse of one does any due diligence in studying these matters, and then does not act on this knowledge. The warning signs are everywhere and life as we know it will not return to the ‘good ol days’ as we have been used to and expect. These are new times and our hour of trial is most likely upon us.
This video appeared on the Worldnetdaily.com site yesterday and it gave me the chills. The funny thing is that I started writing this post last Friday, and due to illness, did not complete it until today. I don’t know what to think of it, but studies of Revelation state the opening of the fourth seal precedes the start of Revelation. For your discernment.