Waves of antisemitism have swept Europe, the Americas and the Middle East for centuries. This psychological defect has poisoned the minds of many and provided fertile ground for evil men and women who delight in oppressing the innocent.
Unfortunately, many in the alternative media have been captured by this ancient evil. Worse, this new wave of antisemitism has clouded clear thought and obscured the evil designs of the enemy.
Far worse than that, followers of Christ have allowed themselves to be turned away from what God says. The Bible clearly states that God has not forgotten the physical children of Jacob. God will bring Jacob back to Himself, and we risk the wrath of God – if we oppose what God is so clearly doing.
When I sat down today to write the next part in this series, I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to write it. In fact, I’m never really quite sure what I’m supposed to write until I sit down to do it. But, as I was doing a bit of research on the relationship between China and the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – aka, North Korea), I saw an article pop up on the Drudge Report.
I have lived in the Republic of China (aka, Taiwan) for more than three years. My wife is Chinese, and most of my adult life has been spent in a place that is regularly threatened with extermination – Israel. While that may not make me qualified to analyze what I am about to tell you, it should help you understand the chill that I felt when I read an article written by Chi Haotian, Minister of National Defense for the People’s Republic of China until 2003.
That article was a chilling picture of China’s real plans for the future, a future that is nothing less than apocalypse.
You see, in verses three through seven, it is clear that Paul is telling us that we can avoid disaster by staying awake, watching for what is coming and then, by implication, taking steps to avoid the disaster that will take away those who preached ‘peace and safety‘. So, why do pastors use verse nine to preach ‘peace and safety’?
I find catastrophes to be interesting. Everyone that I know that has been through one, always talks about how sudden they are. One minute, you are walking down the street with the shops open and the sun shining, and then, just moments later, your world has turned upside down – tanks block the streets, earthquakes topple buildings or bombs blow up packed buses. Whatever they are, extreme events always seem to come out of ‘nowhere’. In fact, ‘nowhere’ is such a common place, the English language even has a word for it.
For the past 25 years, whenever anyone asked me what I thought about the rise of the Antichrist, I always said that it could never happen without a catastrophe – something so big, that people would grab a hold of ANYTHING that promises an escape. And, over the past couple of years, we’ve begun to see how that is possible. In fact, many of us have stopped wondering WHAT that catastrophe would look like, and started to think about WHEN it would happen. Well, I believe that the WHEN is here.
As I think about all that I have written in this series, I wonder if I have lost my mind. But, when I look out over the world and the insanity of everything that is happening, I am forced to agree with everything that I have written. Worse, there is much more to tell and write on this topic of preparation, but the author of that will need to be yourself. (Although, I will continue to write on this topic in the future.)