End-time events are being shown to many of God's people throughout this nation and the world. Our nation is heading towards calamities that it has never seen before; making the last Great Depression look like a picnic. The Lord is calling out through these warnings given for people to lift their hearts and heads to their creator for individual repentance and preparedness. Our nation is about to suffer a great judgment that has actually been coming on for many years. The Word says that God is long suffering (Numbers 14:18) but even that is coming to an end.
God still so loves people
God so loves people that He has been giving the warnings about sinfulness and wrong living throughout all generations. I have personally read the warnings from God in the Word throughout the last 31 years. The escalation of wrongdoing is becoming so rampant that mankind is hurtling towards the demise of himself and the world, as we know it. God has spoken over and over and over again what happens when man strays from Him. If He did not intervene with judgment all mankind would be lost. Calamity is a result of sinfulness; people turning away from the ways of God.
America has chosen its course
The event of the World Trade Towers was certainly a wake-up call for our country but it did not change the tide in the direction our nation was headed. The nation continued to turn a deaf ear to the call of a God who clearly states in His Word what sin is and how he will not tolerate it with His continued blessings and protection over us. America reflects a vacancy of morals that it once held dear. The whole spirit of America has changed with the majority of people, churched and non-churched, holding no clue as to what sin is or the idea that it even matters what God thinks. Many people feel that sin is whatever any person says it is and any words to the contrary is "judgement" and thereby thrown out as invalid territory to stand upon.
Chastisement and an Outpouring
The event coming in the very near future is NOT the 7 year tribulation period spoken of in the Book of Revelation. Most people will think it is because of the devastations they will see. There are many in our country who are claiming that our president is the Antichrist; he is not. The event that is coming is a chastisement that will begin, I believe, with the chastisement of New York and much of it will spread throughout the nation. It would be foolish and against God's words to give times and dates but there are many common, everyday people who can sense that something is coming. I do believe that the Tribulation is on its way. I do believe that our nation will never return to what it once was in years past. I also do not have a clue as to how much time there is from this chastisement to the actual beginning of the Tribulation. I do believe that in the mix of this chastisement will also be a great outpouring of God's Holy Spirit. There will be amazing happenings by the Spirit of the living God that will also astound the world as God gathers people back to himself one last time.
What to do?
Ponder all this and make your own choice. If you have never asked Jesus to become the Lord of your life, it would be a good time to do so. Allow God to impart His Holy Spirit upon you to help you to live this new life. He will give it to you just for the asking. The key is to first ask forgiveness for sin and ask Him to show you how to live it. The only safety in the days ahead and unto the end will be in the person of Jesus Christ. Even if a Christian dies in a coming event, the safety is knowing that you are heaven-bound and must not deny His name.
In the natural, it would be wise to build a pantry for food and various toiletries to help you get through what is coming. At least a minimum of 30 days to 6 months to get one through it all. If someone can't afford such a thing it would behoove them to work together with others who can and put all resources together as communities often do when disaster strikes. Plan now and do what can be done to protect family and possibly friends and neighbors.
Get out of debt; especially credit card debt. Don't buy anything that isn't needed. Don't even think that hoarding money in a bank will get you through. At the first sign of a crisis the grocery store shelves will empty and money in the banks will disappear. Do not panic. Be cautious and put your trust in Jesus. Be busy about the things the Lord has given you to do until He comes.
The Vision and Beyond is a book that was written by David Wilkerson; modern-day prophet. David never considered or called himself a prophet but rather a Watchman of the Lord. He wrote and first published the book in 1973. I had never known of the book until a few days ago and began to read it. I could not put it down. The book details prophecies and visions that God gave him about the days we are in now and on through the Tribulation. I was amazed at how much of what he said paralleled my own gleanings from the Word about these days and the future. It was like reading yesterday's and today's headlines. David Wilkerson died April 27, 2011. He said that he expected to be here when these events happened. Fortunately for him he will not be here nor even hear about them. If anyone wants an amazing detailed description of what he says will happen (and has happened already) in the days to come, this book is a must read. The video with this article has his picture and some comments he made about the same impending event this article was written about. His book inspired me to write this article. I didn't know his videos were out there until today.
My prayer is that those who know the Lord will be blessed by these words and those who do not know Jesus will ponder the thought of doing so. I also pray that a preparation time can begin for those with the heart to hear.
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