It is difficult to make sense of the world today. Almost every day I look at the headlines and I am increasingly shocked. I am shocked by the growing boldness of evil: No longer does evil even try to hide itself in half-truths and deceptions. No longer are lies subtle. Behavior that once was considered shameful is now thrust in the face of all those who still try to hold onto the remnants of the truths they were taught by the generations before them. Those who remain standing on the foundational truths of civilization, freedom and especially the Christian faith are increasingly framed as the culprits of the world’s problems. The persecution of the Bride of Christ in the world has never been greater.
We have arrived at the time in history Isaiah lamented, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” (Isa 5:20) I am grieved that so many claim they are Christian even as they are teaching the false doctrines of the world from their pulpits! As the Apostle Paul writes in 2Timothy chapter 3: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof…” And then in.4:3…”For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
I brought my prayers concerning what is happening not just in this country, but all around the world to my Lord. All over the world there are floods, fires, tsunamis, mass killings, the push for increasingly totalitarian government and control of populations, the censoring of conservative and traditional Christian voices in the public square, and the falling of one foundation of civilization after another. I fell on my face before my Heavenly Father and cried out for justice and mercy for His people. I prayed for the salvation of those who are caught up the diversions and deceptions of this world. And, I ask, “When will this end? When will You come for us?”
And Our Heavenly Father, who is Kind and Just and full of Grace and Mercy, always encouraging, and always there, spoke this Word to my spirit…
” That which the world believes is far from what the truth is!
The words of Truth do not resonate with their hearts:
For there is no Holy Spirit in them to bear witness to the words of Truth.
I will not reveal My plans to the wicked!
I will not reveal My Truths to those that would use them to trample and destroy My children!
I protect My children by concealing My truth from the world, and revealing it to those who love Me.
I have revealed the seasons to the world that they would know My times;
But I have kept the days and the hours to Myself.
Indeed, would the Master tell the wicked servants the day and hour He would return to settle accounts?
It is a delight to find the faithful servants serving righteously and according to the wishes of the Master, and the wicked will be caught in their wickedness.
Those who are not sincere in their hearts will be found out.
Those who are only “Sign followers” will fall away.
This is a time of culling!
The true believers will continue to follow as it becomes darker.
As Peter answered and said, “Master, where would we go? You have the words of life!”
As I entered Jerusalem as a King of Peace, there were multitudes who embraced Me because of the signs that I performed.
They were looking for a king, but they did not know Me and they did not believe in Me.
There were many who joined themselves to Me and My disciples because they desired a place in My kingdom, but they did not love Me.
Behold, how many fell away when I did not come forth as they hoped I would.
Their shouts of “Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord!” and “Hosannah!” were turned to “Crucify Him! Give us Barabbas!” the murderer, in only a few short days,
When they saw their expectations of Me going unfulfilled!”
Should I not test the hearts of those who would stand before Me in My Eternal Kingdom?
How many will Not go back to their old ways?
How many will embrace the new season of blood-shed, violence, strife, greed, evil doings and turn into mockers of My Bride: Who is still looking up to Me with unabashed love and adoration and trust in Me?
As they mocked Me, they will mock her. As they hated Me, they will not tolerate her.
As they embraced murder instead of the way of peace, they will run after their robberies and allow themselves to be consumed by the spirit of the darkness of this present age.
Those left: that very small remnant who are still trusting Me, and awaiting My coming for My Precious Bride will be made clear.
I will have no others before Me!
I will take for Myself a Bride who has made herself spotless and stands ready for Me.
I will take My Bride who has no other!
I will come for My Beloved who has not turned away, who has not ceased her vigil, who has not fallen into despair, who knows and trusts in My unbreakable promise that I will come for her!
Yes, there will be a great falling away before I come. –Just as there was a great falling away before I was left with a very few out of the great multitude who used to eat My bread.
Keep watching, My Beloved!
I would never put you to shame!
I took that shame upon Myself for your sake, that there would be no spot or stain upon you.
I am coming for you My precious.
At a time the world will not expect Me.
I am coming at a day and hour when the world has returned to her filth.
But My Bride will be ready, because she Is ready and will not lose faith!”
–The Spirit of the Lord