Daily Devotional, Year 4, February 16 (The Time of Trouble, Part 3: “The Last Hurrah!”)

By admin On April 12th, 2021

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THE TIME OF TROUBLE, PART 3: “THE LAST HURRAH!”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnival#mediaviewer/File:Kingcarnival.jpg

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Every year, way down yonder in New Orleans, there is a big blowout celebration, just prior to Lent, when good Catholics abstain from meat for 40 days.

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In this celebration, liquor, dancing girls, and probably every conceivable vice is freely enjoyed by the general populace just before they enter their 40 days of stark abstinence. Pretty funny if you think about it.

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King carnival – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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THE SOON-COMING TIME OF TROUBLE

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Nevertheless, the world seems to possess an worldly wisdom which can easily be translated into spiritual realities.

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And this once-a-year celebration has an eerie resemblance to a long anticipated event prophesied over 2500 years ago!

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Listen…“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.” Daniel 21:1

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Yes, there is coming a time of trouble of which mankind has never before witnessed! To use a current phrase, one might call it, “The Last Hurrah!”

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“Surely the wrath of man shall praise Thee: the remainder of wrath shalt Thou restrain”

Psalm 76:10

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You see, God has been restraining sin from the days of Creation. Oh yes, He’s allowed much sin and sorrow over the past millenniums of history. Truth-be-told, this is a horrible world in many respects.

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But God has not allowed sin to be fully manifested. He’s kept things under control to a great degree.

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“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold”

Matthew 24:12 

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But what if, just before Christ’s Return, God allowed evil to be seen in all its fullness? What if He removed the restraints which have held back the overwhelming tide of wickedness?

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Let’s just suppose that God would like this world to see what He’s been holding back for so long…“And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree…Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.” Revelation 7:1, 3 (condensed)

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Here we see that the four winds are being held back until the appointed hour when they are unleashed upon the world.

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Sin is a bottomless pit (spoken of 7 times in the Book of Revelation). Sin knows no limits! And the earth’s inhabitants don’t realize that our great and merciful God has been restraining sin. Plus, “the god of this world”, Satan, has been giving this world, “a form of godliness”, a thin veneer of pretentious goodness to deceive us into thinking that there is much good in the world, not realizing that “the whole world lieth in wickedness” 1st John 5:19

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Even now, the former Christian nations are beginning to sink into that bottomless pit as they promote sodomy to young school children, and even encouraged young children to have their bodies mutilated with harmful drugs to make them appear to be the opposite gender. This is so sick and horrifying, that just a few years ago, such demonic activity would have shocked most reasonable people! But not today! No, instead of throwing these parents in prison, our societies are celebrating such monstrous procedures!

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BIBLE FORETELLS OF CANNIBALISM

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But this is just the beginning of sorrows! It’s going to get a lot worse! The Bible even speaks of cannibalism of children by parents….

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Just listen to what the Bible says about the last days…“The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of My people.” Lamentations 4:10

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Make no mistake! Cannibalism is now being somewhat encouraged by at least several leading evolutionists and perhaps others as well.

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Cannibalism in Russia and Lithuania 1571. – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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SOYLENT GREEN NEW MEAL!?

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http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bestand:Cannibalism_1571.PNGYes, there are already several voices now calling for humanity to consider the benefits of human cannibalism to help “save the planet”. One Swedish scientist and a leading proponent of Evolution are both asking us to muse on the idea of cannibalism as a way of population control. Well, this topic is still being treated mockingly by the press.

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But don’t be surprised if you hear more of this being tossed about in the news!

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And don’t be startled if we begin to hear of more and more news stories about incidents in which cannibalism is actually occurring!

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Cannibalism in Russia and Lithuania 1571. – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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Yes, we are standing on the very edge of the soon-coming dystopian house-of-horrors which is about to be unleashed upon the world!

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But is there any Good News amidst this horrible and unnerving report? Well, listen once again to Daniel Chapter 12…“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.” Daniel 21:1

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Yes, for all those who get on board the Gospel Ship, just prior to this last hurrah called “The Time of Trouble”, there will be deliverance. Oh no, we’ll still be here on earth. But our hearts will be sitting with Christ in the heavenlies, ministering together with our great High Priest in the Holy of Holies. And when He physically returns to take us with Him, we will enter into the glorious Promised Land in the New Heaven and New Earth, in which this present evil world will seem like just a bad dream! And there we will live forevermore in true happiness and contentment in that Land where roses never fade and we’ll be forever young!

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