An Unpopular Truth
But though he (Jesus) had done so many miracles before them, yet they (Israel) believed not on him: that the saying of Esaias (Isaiah) the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? And to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, He hath blinded their eyes and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted and I should heal them. These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him (Jesus) (John 12:37–41 KJV emphasis added).
Of course, the report in question speaks of Jesus the Christ. While the gospel has been offered to every gentile nation with varied levels of acceptance, some of the earth’s populations have been created as brute beasts predestined for their own destruction (2 Peter 2:12, Jude 1:10). Conspicuously, if the gateway to destruction is broad and the gateway to salvation narrow, there will always and unavoidably be more destined toward their own destruction than toward the glories of salvation. This is a sad but accurate biblical truth. Pray for those who cannot internalize (see or hear) the gospel message. Pray for God’s boundless mercy on every person you know. Petition our Savior through your prayers for mercy on the lost, but more important, pray for those brothers and sisters in Christ who are currently saved and love the Lord but have not obeyed in learning God’s Word effectively. Remember, any Christian who receives the Mark of the Beast will suffer the full measure of God’s Wrath (Revelation 14:9–12).
The horrors I have witnessed in the visions of God’s Wrath bring tears to my eyes EVERY time I think on these issues.
We, humans, are mostly disposed to seeing the world and our lives through an aperture, a microcosm, OUR little window on life. Of course that is what we see.
When God opened my eyes so I could write, “This Side of the Whirlwind, the Coming Apocalypse” He also opened my spirit to see “THE GRAND SCHEME” of the world HE made.
We like to think of our world as a little planet in a vast universe; BUT, that is not how God sees Earth and all HIS people: saved and unsaved. As I wrote a few days ago… God first created the earth and THEN created the Universe; not the other way around. It doesn’t matter what Science tells humanity because the scope of the issue is well beyond the NON-Spirit-Filled human.
So, where does this leave us?
Tell your mom and dad about Jesus!
Tell your siblings the Gospel message of Jesus!
Tell your neighbor the story of Christ’s love and sacrifice!
Bring the Salvation message to your workplace, your commute, your favorite lunch spot.
Tell everyone – everywhere whom you have ever known or have ever had any influence over that without Jesus this life is the closest they will ever get to real peace and happiness.
Tell them the troubles they know now are nothing compared to what is coming without the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ.
The Tribulation Period of the Great Consummation is coming AND THEN we Christians are either Resurrected or Raptured.
Those Believers who did not prepare may find themselves damned because they mistakenly received the Mark of the Beast because they thought it better to feed their families here in the natural temporary world rather than ENDURE TO THE END Matthew 24:13. By the way, there are at least six or more additional locations in scripture that tell us Christians we will be required to endure to the end or lose our salvation. Know the Truth within God’s Word. 2 Timothy 2:15
The Tribulation Period of the Great Consummation is coming and then… HELL on earth is just beginning!
Sorry this couldn’t have been a tearjerker of another kind but I go where the Lord leads.
While reading “This Side of the Whirlwind” at breakfast this morning (a period I call The Year of Tears) I was reminded of what is coming and my mind was flooded with grief for those who do not know the Lord and for those who do know Jesus but fail to prepare. Please read the accompanying blog. https://thissideofthewhirlwind.wordpress.com/2018/09/10/the-silent-apocalypse-part-5-this-side-of-the-whirlwind/#more-3717
The Lord be with you and may you take the Coming Apocalypse serious.
My blog may seem like a man standing on a street-corner with a sign saying, “Repent, the end of the world draws neigh!” but that does not make it untrue.
Steven R. Harrel
Man of God; Husband to Pamela; father to Crystal & Brent and Aaron & Stephanie; grandfather the Cody, Emerie, Everett and Eleanore; author, singer, songwriter and so much more or less.
 Isaiah 53:1–12, a grand prophecy foretelling the coming of Jesus Christ.
 Matthew 7:13, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.”
 Matthew 7:14, “Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”