Japan has just had the largest earthquake in their history. If we are indeed in the last days before Jesus comes for His Church, Matthew 24:7 tells us we can expect more such record-breaking earthquakes. Most people will dismiss this trend as coincidence, but Christians know that God is in control and He allows such developments to serve a purpose. To those who know and love the prophetic Scriptures, the message is clear: “Surely I am coming quickly” (Revelation 22:20, NKJ).
There is much more than earthquakes speaking this message today. One story caught my eye that reinforces an end-times trend that was the subject of my last blog post, increasing persecution of those who follow Jesus…
More than 50 churches, nearly 30 houses, a school and an orphanage along with other Christian-owned buildings have been destroyed by rampaging Muslims in Ethiopia.
This is pretty amazing because Ethiopia is considered a majority-Christian nation. The rampaging Muslims must feel empowered by the anarchy sweeping through North Africa and the Mideast. It is not hard to extrapolate where such anarchy will lead; a strong-man leader who appeases the people by imposing Shariah Law will need to be installed. Such Islamic theocracies formalize the persecution of Christians because “infidels” are not tolerated in societies under Shariah.
What is interesting is that Mideast Muslims appear to be on fire to see Islamic governments installed and the end of all other power structures. I see a parallel between the popular demonstrations in the Mideast and the union thug-perpetrated demonstrations in Wisconsin. Anarchists hate due process and the rule of law making death threats to those they oppose.
It is interesting to note that anarchists are almost always on the left of the political spectrum. They hate authority and see their power in the chaos they can perpetrate. Do you see the parallel with the radical Islamists who seek the turmoil they believe is necessary for their world leader al Mahdi to emerge?
The Leftists and Islamists have many things in common and they are becoming emboldened in our day. Those with Leftist worldviews open themselves up to being influenced by demons. The fallen angels inspiring anarchy are organized and seek to install their proxies on earth. This current growing rejection of the “old order” is a foreshadowing of when Satan and his minions are kicked out of the spiritual realm during the Tribulation… "Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time" (Revelation 12:12).
God is removing His restraint on evil in this world and evidence of this along with the record-breaking earthquakes tell us that time is short. Be ready; we don’t have long to suffer in this increasingly fallen world!