Posted by lamarzulli on September 18, 2008
WAITING. Most of us Americans do not like waiting. We don’t like waiting in lines at the bank, or the super market, or the gas station. We don’t like waiting on the phone while we’re put through endless recorded messages that tell us to, Press 9, to return to the main menu. We’re an impatient lot, we Americans. I was on the phone the other day with a woman. She and I were discussing the end times and why they haven’t happened, yet. She complained that she’s heard all of this apocalyptic stuff since the early 80’s. I agreed with her. Sure we’ve been hearing about for a long time and people and skeptics could certainly make a case that this rhetoric has been going on for thousands of years. We’ve been waiting a long time…
That being said, I have a book from 1917 by Clarence Larkin. He was waiting for the gathering of Israel back into its ancient homeland. Remember in 1917 there was no nation of Israel. In fact the Jews had been dispersed throughout the countries, of the world, for nearly two thousand years. In 1917 it didn’t look remotely like the Jews would be regathered back into their ancient homeland. Larkin new his prophecy and he knew that at some point, in time, the prophecy would be fulfilled. He didn’t have to wait long.
Israel became a nation once again in 1948. Now when I bring this up to skeptics they just shrug their shoulders and dismiss it. Here’s the rub. For those of us who have studied the end time prophecies, we are waiting for the next event. We are told to watch and be ready. We are held accountable, to know the season in which we are living. I believe we are living in the time when great changes will come upon the earth as told by Jesus almost 2000 years ago. I write about it, BLOG about it, and talk on radio shows about it. I’m not looking forward to what is coming. I’m not excited by the idea that millions of people will loose there lives when the Ezekiel war begins. But nevertheless, I’m waiting for prophecy to be fulfilled. As things continue to heat up, in the Middle East, with the players that are outlined so clearly and with great specificity, in the Ezekiel prophecy, unfortunately, I don’t think my wait will be to much longer. This realization is a very sobering thought. I’ll close this post, with what I believe might be the most dire sentence, in all of prophecy. It is a phrase that is dealing with the battle of Armageddon, which happens after the Ezekiel war. “Unless those days were shortened, no flesh would survive.”
With that being stated, I don’t mind waiting…
Below is a link to a post by Lord Stirling. I’ve had some negative feedback concerning him, but I think you’ll find that his most recent article dovetails into this post.
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