Posts filed under ‘rapture’
Since the 1950s in America, we’ve seen the rise and increase in interest of all things extraterrestrial. People love to think about life beyond the stars, but not God. They like to believe that everything that has always been attributed to God really should have been attributed to aliens. Those aliens want to help people of the earth to gain ascendancy over their hatred, their warring, their bigotry, and their lack of enlightenment.
The truth is that even though the first generation of Israelites that went into possess the Promised Land had a limited measure of success in rooting out enemies, they did not ever fully or permanently truly possess the Land and cease from their labors to rid the Land of God’s enemies. This has not yet occurred in history to this day and can be clearly seen in the ongoing conflicts, struggles, and terrorism within the Middle East. What Moses is speaking of here in verses six through eight is really speaking of a yet future time.
Antisemitism is on the rise and a good bit of it is due to the hatred ensconced within the ranks of Islam as well as the intolerance of the fascist left. We will continue to see more Antisemitism rise as time goes on. While that is terrible, God will apparently use it to His advantage. There are numerous portions of Scripture which speak to this problem or at least imply it happening during the “latter days.” Deuteronomy 4:30-31 is just one example.
Even if Donald Trump is able to go a long way in setting things right throughout America, it may not be sufficient enough. In fact, history shows that the ebb and flow of society is constant. We’ve had the Dark Ages, the Age of Enlightenment, as well as other “ages.” During these times, it seems that the bad and good exist together with one gaining more ground than the other for a time. The same is happening today, but there is an earnestness in society that appears to be cultivating more of a relationship with evil.
It is very difficult for the average person to imagine a society where oppression no longer exists and true, unqualified peace reigns. We would remind readers that this will be the case because of the fact that Jesus will rule with a rod of iron, as the Scripture notes (Revelation 2:27). If Jesus were to ease up restrictions, both oppression and conflict would become a normal part of society then as it is now and has been since the fall of humanity. It is also important to understand that God will have poured out His Spirit upon mankind as He promises to do so in Scripture (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17).