Thursday, September 13, 2012

Are You Ready For The Zombie Apocalypse?

And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
Revelation 9:3-6

One of Many Center for Disease Control Posters

Last night I finished a prophecy revival in a nearby town and was standing around talking with folks at the front of the church after the service was over.  A young man came to me and told me about a friend who is storing guns and ammunition in his house. When asked what they were for, he said, "I am preparing for the zombie apocalypse."  It seems unusual statements and actions are occurring around us more and more pertaining to this bizarre topic. It is one of those things that has even been in the news in the past few months; furthermore, it was so strange that I tried to put it out of my mind for a while.  Preparing for a zombie apocalypse is just weird.  Yet, in the back of my mind was the above verses describing events after the sounding of the 5th trumpet of Revelation which occurs near the beginning of the Tribulation.  Many have made videos and discussed this topic over the past few weeks, but it was just too weird for me to address until a person I respect, John McTernan, also associated these events with the possible fulfillment of Revelation 9 in a blog talk broadcast. Also, consider some of the uncommon and recent news.  Here are some news items, upcoming movies, and videos reporting on this aberrant topic.   Jerusalem Is Truly A Cup Of Trembling 09/09 by NTEB | Blog Talk Radio 

Zombie News
7 disturbing new cases of alleged cannibalism - The Week
Zombie Apocalypse : Pictures, Videos, Breaking News 
8 suspicious events surrounding the Miami zombie attack | Pakalert Press 

What makes this whole topic even more unusual is that some of this fear has been fueled by a recent FEMA/CDC ad campaign.  Why would the US Government spend millions on posters, comic books, and websites in a "tongue in check" ad campaign with the slogan, "If your'e ready for a zombie apocalypse, then your'e ready for anything"?  No joke!

CDC Sites and News
5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen |

I guess that is enough--you can search for more of this unorthodox news yourself!

Another CDC Poster

There is one possibility for all of this nonsensical news--it is not nonsense at all.  It may be a desensitization program designed for yet another upcoming prophetic event.  The LORD clearly warns about "strong delusion" in the last days for those who willfully ignore Him and His Word (2 Thessalonians 2:8-12).  The enemy of your soul also knows that the coming of the LORD Jesus is nigh and that one of the first events in the Tribulation period is the demon locust invasion when men will seek death but death alludes them.  This is a foretaste of Hell by a merciful God who would rather have men repent and turn to Christ then have them suffer for eternity.  Hell will invade this planet for a short season so men will be prompted to choose life over eternal destruction.  Even as a child I remember with a sense of wonderment as preachers spoke on the verse that says death will flee those who are not marked with the seal of God.

If we are seeing all of this crazy news, it may just be a warning.  This strange news, then, is not so strange at all.  It is another merciful reminder that the Day of the LORD is near.  God is extending another chance for repentance before the hellish nightmare of the Tribulation comes upon the world.  There is an escape from the zombie apocalypse!  The LORD commanded that those marked with the seal of God would be spared this nightmare during the Tribulation.  That seal is the covering of Jesus Christ's saving blood over your life. Don't wait until then to wonder if this is all true--the Word of God is always true and all prophecy will certainly be fulfilled.  There is a chance at a prior escape and it is one of the next major prophetic events on God's prophetic time table.  It is the rapture of the church!  Have you repented of your sin against a Holy God and called for the only available means of salvation--the eternal blood of Jesus Christ?  Accept His atoning work today!  Strange things are happening and it will only get stranger as Jesus Christ is Soon2Come!

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