Skip to comments.He Sees, He is Not Silent, and He is Coming Soon
Posted on 11/29/2023 12:56:20 PM PST by Roman_War_Criminal
The questions that Habakkuk asked long ago in ancient Judah resonate again in today’s world:
O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,
and you will not hear?
Or cry to you “Violence!”
and you will not save?
Why do you make me see iniquity,
and why do you idly look at wrong?
Destruction and violence are before me;
strife and contention arise. (Habakkuk 1:2-3)
The Lord responded to the inquisitive prophet by telling him that His judgment was already on the way (Habakkuk 1:5-11). His wrath came in the form of Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians who destroyed both Jerusalem and the temple. God indeed saw the wickedness and violence, and He warned the people of Judah beforehand through Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Habakkuk.
Back to today. Despite a world that’s overrun with violence, deception, injustice, lawlessness, and wickedness, very few church leaders ask questions similar to that of Habakkuk. They do not connect what they see with biblical prophecy.
As I wondered about how again to respond to the normality bias so evident among believers today, I thought about the title of a Francis A. Schaeffer book that I read in college, He Is There and He is Not Silent. For today, I suggest we adjust it to: “He Sees, He Is Not Silent, and He Is Coming Soon.”
Jesus sees the perilous times in which we live.
He sees the grieving family members mourning the loss of the multitudes murdered by the COVID injections, the deceit and injustice rampant in our governments (especially in the U.S.), the anguish of children caught in the web of sex trafficking, the horror of children ruthlessly slaughtered in the womb, and the violence that’s wreaking havoc on the streets of our cities.
He saw all that happened on October 7, 2023, in Israel, and He grieves with along with those suffering from this great tragedy.
Based on what the Lord sees today, how might He reply if someone asked Him the same questions Habakkuk raised so long ago? I’m certain His response would include the words of Psalm 75:6-8:
For not from the east or from the west
and not from the wilderness comes lifting up,
but it is God who executes judgment,
putting down one and lifting up another.
For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup
with foaming wine, well mixed,
and he pours out from it,
and all the wicked of the earth
shall drain it down to the dregs.
As we wait for the Lord’s appearing we can be sure He sees what’s happening in this world and His response is already on the way. Perhaps it’s closer than most people can imagine.
One thing for sure, He is not silent. Unless the perpetrators of the evil around us turn to the Savior, they will feel the full force of God’s “cup” of wrath both in this life and in eternity.
JESUS IS NOT SILENT
Jesus is anything but quiet today concerning the horrors of our day, but so few are paying attention. There are more precursors to future Tribulation events than I can track. I do not understand all that John Traczyk writes concerning the upcoming pole shift and solar storms, but I know all these things resound with this message: My judgments will soon sweep over the world.
Jesus is most certainly not silent today. What then accounts for the silence in so many churches? Why are most shepherds deaf to the alarms that Jesus is sounding to alert the world of the approaching Tribulation?
Based on my experience, it’s because many of those that tend the Lord’s sheep make these assumptions: (1) Jesus will not dramatically interfere in the affairs of humankind until the very last day of human history, (2) the restoration of a nation to Israel is just a fluke of history, and (3) Jesus will not appear anytime soon.
God’s Word is clear: there will be an extended time of wrath upon the earth, described as the Day of the Lord in passages such as Isaiah 24:1-23, and Jeremiah 30:5-7. The Apostle John wrote about this time in Revelation chapters 6-18. During this time, the Lord will not only judge the world’s wickedness, but also bring a remnant of the Jewish faith to saving faith in their Messiah. Many will turn to the Savior during this time, but the false church and antichrist will kill most that do.
As the time of the Lord’s wrath approaches, He is anything but silent, but very few people are listening.
JESUS IS COMING SOON
Jesus not only sees and warns people of what’s ahead, but He’s also coming soon. He will intervene in our world.
The good news for us as New Testament saints is that the Lord, through the Apostle Paul, promises that we will not experience the wrath of the Day of the Lord or what we refer to as the seven-year Tribulation (1 Thessalonians 5:9-10):
For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him.
Jesus’ dramatic intervention in the affairs of humankind will begin when He comes for His church. This will wreak havoc throughout the earth. As the His judgments follow, even the most powerful leaders of the time will recognize them as “the wrath of the Lamb” (Revelation 6:12-17).
Jesus’ imminent appearing was the excited expectation of the early church (Philippians 3:20-21). In my book, The Triumph of the Redeemed, I provide a thorough defense of the pre-Tribulation Rapture. This is the belief that the fulfillment of passages such as 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 1 Corinthians 15:47-55, and 1 John 3:2-3 happens before God’s wrath falls upon humankind during what we refer to as the seven-year Tribulation. The Rapture will happen before the Tribulation.
This glorious expectation of meeting Jesus in the air is the “blessed hope” of the Gospel (Titus 2:11-14). I know of no better encouragement for the day in which we live.
We may have to wait a little longer than we would like, but we can be absolutely certain that our Lord is coming to take us to glory, to the place He’s preparing for us (John 14:1-3; Colossians 3:4).
Don’t believe the scoffers; Jesus is coming soon for us. It could happen today.
WE ARE RICHLY BLESSED
The entire world will soon witness Jesus’ dramatic intervention in the course of human events on the earth and nothing will ever be the same. He will appear to catch His bride away, over the course of seven years severely judge the world’s wickedness that grieves us today, and later establish His righteous rule over all the nations.
The rapid approach of the Tribulation period tells us that we will be home with Jesus in paradise in the near future.
In the last century, Francis A. Schaeffer warned people about God’s presence in our world with the book, He is There and He is Not Silent. For today’s perilous times, it might be better stated as He Sees, He Is Not Silent, and He Is Coming Soon.
For those of us watching for His glorious appearing, it cannot happen too soon. In the meantime, please know that we are richly blessed to live in biblical times with a valid expectation of being alive when Jesus comes for His Church.
Maranatha! Come soon, Lord Jesus!
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The silence of the churches...how true.
I prefer the explanation in the Book of Job. When Job questions God why he had to suffer all his calamities, God told him to shut up because Job was not present at Creation and Job was too stupid to understand. We are like Job but we think to be smaeter than him.
Sadly, it’s true.
Come, Lord Jesus!
When someone states that Jesus or God is coming soon, I do not challenge or argue. It will happen. When? Well, that is another matter. One could read and think for 80 years, and still not ‘know’ when it will happen.
When I try to explain why SpaceX and Mars is so important, that eventually, in 3-4 billion years the Sun will greatly expand, and we have to leave Earth. Move out into the Solar System. They state that God will save us long before the Sun expands. I respond with, great! But in the mean time, we need to preserve the gift of life. I do not pretend to absolutely know God’s will. Without reading anything, I know He wants us to love Him and be kind to others.
God gave us gifts to explore, discover and create. We have recently proven we can make oxygen on Mars. One of the Rovers has an experiment called Moxie. We can use the Martian atmosphere to make oxygen. Several private companies will soon start other space stations orbiting the Earth. Free enterprise in space. Eventually we will have space stations in other parts of our Solar System.
During the President Trump Administration, SpaceX was testing Starship much more often, sometimes once a month. The Hussein/Biden Regime is hindering SpaceX every which way it can. They are treating every test launch like an airplane disaster. I remember one SpaceX test of the pressure limits of a fuel tank. They kept filling the tank until it ‘failed’ (blew up). What the Drive-By Media called an accident was exactly what SpaceX wanted. They determined just how much pressure the tank could endure without exploding.
Just like Apollo 8 and the first trip around the Moon, I hope to live long enough to see a Starship orbit Mars. Even unmanned, it will be wonderful.
And God will smile at what his children have accomplished.
Things that are coming:
World War III
Ezekiel 38 (Regional)
The Great Reset
Satan’s Antichrist and False Prophet
7 years of ‘Peace and Security’
The Great Tribulation
The Mark of the Beast
The Second Coming of Jesus Christ to Earth 🌎🌍
1,000 years of Real Peace under the Reign of Jesus Christ Himself
Gog Magog (from the Four Quarters of the Earth 🌎🌍 - Revelation 20:8)
Peaceful Eternity for all Saints under the Savior Jesus Christ
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Does that mean it's time to look busy?
Yes indeed bro!
There’s no getting around it.
Keep looking up and know that He is absolutely without a shadow of a doubt coming soon!
Well my Pastor defended Israel and condemned Hamas and Sodomy in the same sermon, several folks got up and walked out - of course.
Most churches don’t want anything to do with this subject, as they tickle the ears of many.
“Most churches don’t want anything to do with this subject,...”
That’s an astounding reality considering an integral aspect of The Last Things is the Restoration of Jacob. There’s an abysmal ignorance of what the Prophets have said that HASN’T been fulfilled, yet. Most Christians know a few relevant snatches from Jesus’ discourse on signs of the end of the age, and they know Daniel and Revelation pertain, but that’s about it; there’s far too much ignorance as to the centrality of Israel and the children of Jacob in all of it.
I could go on, but an acquaintance of mine from Beersheva says things better; you might appreciate his treatment of the topic:
"God gave us gifts to explore, discover and create."
I so admire your spirit of adventure and the fact that you acknowledge the gift comes from the Creator. For myself, I freely admit I am poised for the next great adventure of eternal life with the Savior. I must confess, I have no desire to be anywhere but here on earth.
The delightful prospects of what heaven will be like far outweigh any joy come in this life. I have a heart full of treasure from a perfect God. Letting go of the person I am on earth is a process. Like you, so much seems to be left "undone" in my life but the truth is that completion of everthing is in God. Life eternal comes through the sacrifice of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. My friend, please seek God first, then everthing else gets added. If a trip to Mars is part of what delights you, God is more than able to reward you with that.
Good preacher...telling the truth. Straight is the way, and narrow is the gate....
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