Center of God’s Will?
Warning, there is graphic video materials within this blog. Watch at your own risk!
Most often when Believers think of being in the center of “God’s will” we think of a picturesque and ideal scenario playing out with God using us to preach the gospel, minister in Christian music, feed the hungry, comfort the sick or any number of other ministry related endeavors.
But the question is…
Is that all there is to being in “God’s will”?
For individuals to reside in the middle of “God’s will” does not always mean we are moving in ministry, or a loving family life or even a singular walk with God.
When thinking about “God’s will,” consider how the nation of Israel actually existed in the middle of “God’s will” during their 400 year sojourn with the Egyptians beginning with the time of Joseph and extending through the days of the Israeli Exodus.
(On that note: check out this Docu/movie http://patternsofevidence.com/ which sets straight some of the erroneous data which has been circulating/perpetrated in promoting the idea Israel’s exodus from Egypt was merely or mostly a grand metaphor.) Not a real exodus; poppycock!
At first the Israelites may have been welcomed, befriended or even nurtured, but somewhere in that 400 plus year sojourn the Israelites became the subpopulation enslaved by the Egyptians in accordance with “God’s will”.
Check out this passage from Genesis 15: 13-16
Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions. Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age. But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.”
God certainly is impressive, isn’t He?
Those Israelites who lived during that period of slavery we right in the middle of God’s will. It was all in God’s plan to create a scenario where the Jews would need a Deliverer. You know, Moses.
How many Israelites lived extremely difficult lives while they were perfectly in the center of God’s plans for the Israelites? True answer… many, many and many!
Now, let’s look to King David. Here is a person who spent many challenging years even while living most of his life following God. Scripture says he was a man after God’s own heart.
And afterward they asked for a king; so God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. 22 And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will. (Acts 13:21-22 NKJV)
David spent a great deal of time being pursued by King Saul. I’m not sure of the exact timeline but it was substantial. Do you think the future King David felt he was being blessed for walking in “God’s will”? Off and on I’d imagine, he was not sure but walked in faith.
And let us not forget the Apostle Paul. Wow, that man’s life was riddled with challenges as he brought the salvation message to the Gentiles. Paul said in 2 Corinthians 11:23-29:
I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often. From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness— besides the other things, what comes upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to stumble, and I do not burn with indignation? (NKJV)
Lastly I’ll bring up the Jews of the Holocaust of WWII. What needs to be said there is this…
WARNING — WARNING — WARNING
The following video contains “Graphic Material!”
Watch at your own risk!
WARNING — WARNING — WARNING
The Holocaust of WWII was the prophetic fulfillment of Jacob’s Trouble written about in Jeremiah 30:1-24. There is no doubt! Every element was fulfilled in gruesome detail and is still being fulfilled at this very moment. For a more detailed explanation of Jacob’s Trouble and its fulfillment check out, “This Side of the Whirlwind, The Coming Apocalypse,” chapters 12 and 14. Both sections provide enough information and evidence to confirm that the Holocaust was Jacob’s Trouble. By the way, the prophecy will continue its fulfillment into the Millennial Reign.
Okay, here is why I bring up these not so friendly topics.
We are living in the Latter Days. This is not in question. Israel has been/is repeatedly prophesied to reemerge as a sovereign state on the lands of their forefathers and with its religious identity intact following Jacob’s Trouble. Bingo! This is what has happened.
“We know” from prophecies fulfilled that we are in the Latter Days and during the Great Consummation nearly two-thirds of all Christians will be killed or martyred.
“We know” the Parable of the Fig Tree found in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 takes place during the Latter Days when Israel is reborn as a nation and begins to grow into the nation it has and is becoming today.
“We know” the generation of the Latter Days will usher in the fulfillment of the last half of the Seventieth Week of the Seventy Weeks of Daniel prophecy found in Daniel 9:24-27.
“We know” the Great Tribulation or more appropriately the Great Consummation will span 3½ years and bring to fulfillment the Second half of Christ’s Covenant and the separation and Judgment portions of the covenant. Read the book, “This Side of the Whirlwind, The Coming Apocalypse” for more details.
“We know” from the Parable of the Fig Tree that the Latter Days generation as a whole cannot die off before all End Times prophecies have been completed and Christ returns for the Body of Christ.
“We know” the Mark of the Beast already exists and is being deployed throughout this world. How long before it becomes mandatory only God knows.
I could go on and on with the things “We know” are taking place and fulfilling prophecies and bringing the Time of the Gentiles or Church Age to its close.
So we are in the Latter Days and about to face global persecution of Christians everywhere.
We are about to be forced to “Receive or Reject” the Mark of the Beast one way or another.
Soon enough the Beast/Anti-Christ will launch a global war on Christianity and the Jews.
When “The Mark” is in full swing Christians “will not” be able to purchase anything for survival or otherwise, period!
The system will change in such a way as to exclude anyone without “The Mark.”
And I tell you this… These things will happen while we are living in the middle, the center of God’s awesome and deliberate WILL.
Why? Because we are living during the completion or fulfillment of Christ’s Covenant found in Daniel 9:24-27.
This is why the scripture tells us repeatedly, more than 10 times:
THEY THAT OVERCOME TO THE END SHALL BE SAVED!
So hang in there, trust God’s plan. It will get tough but God has a reason for everything we must enjoy and endure.
Refuse any technology which even resembles the idea of the Mark of the Beast.
Remain faithful in the Lord and prepare to take flight to some wilderness, forested weigh-station, bugout point where you can live out as many days here on earth serving our God and fellow Believers as possible.
Remain faithful while you prepare for your wilderness journey.
Hey, if Moses and his people could do it without all the tech and knowledge we have today it should be a breeze for us modern Christians.
Hang in there and trust the Lord knows what He is doing and why!
Brother in Christ, preparing, Steve