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!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

As For This Jesus...

And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
Exodus 32:1

As was mentioned in a prior post*, the children of Israel failed to draw near to the LORD for themselves when they were given the chance.  They told Moses to draw close for them, so up the mountain goes Moses.  He literally has a mountain top experience with the LORD as he visits God in a cloud to receive His teachings.  What a joyful experience it must have been.  Chapter 24 tells us that he later went up into the cloud for forty days.  "And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights (Exodus 24:18)."  Seeing him go should have made the Israelites long for a close personal walk for themselves as they too saw the mountain ablaze with the glory of the LORD.  While God's prophet receives outstanding revelation from GOD, they are at the base of the mountain growing ever impatient as Moses stays a bit longer then they wanted him to.  Others cannot have a mountain top for you; you simply must taste and see that the LORD is good for yourself or you will fall into the same error (Psalm 34:8).

This amazing retelling of the events of these people is also another Holy Spirit inspired shadow.  Around two thousand years ago, the LORD Jesus ascended into the heavenly mount.  The Book of Acts tells of His departure, "And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight (Acts 1:9)"  Since the LORD has been in the holy place of intercession for us so long, the question is will we become impatient like they did?  In their impatience, they changed God to something that they could control and manipulate.  Note that they never used the covenant name of GOD to speak of the calf which in itself points to the lack of a close, personal relationship.  Is that what is happening today?  Are people changing Jesus to suit themselves.  Have they grown so impatient with the suffering servant of Mount Calvary that they make him into an idol of the mind that they can control?

It seems, unfortunately, that it is so.  Many are fashioning the LORD as they wish Him to be and claiming, "
These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt (Exodus 32:4)" There are a plethora of ideas about Jesus today.  Consider a few:

Jesus the avatar
Jesus the witch
Jesus the angel
Jesus the spiritual guide
Jesus w/o commitment
Jesus of self esteem
Jesus the materialist
Jesus of compromise
Jesus of un-forgiveness
Un-correcting Jesus
Jesus of worldly affairs
Jesus of worship without sacrifice of self
Jesus just a man
Jesus of mercy without justice
Jesus of justice without mercy
The emergency Jesus 

Funny--even UN Non Governmental Organizations are calling for "Jesus" to come.  This demonic prayer is from World Goodwill and Lucis Trust (Called Lucifer Publishing Company until 1925).  It comes with this note on the World Goodwill/Lucis site:  "Many religions believe in a World Teacher or Saviour, knowing him under such names as the Christ, the Lord Maitreya, the Imam Mahdi, the Bodhisattva, and the Messiah, and these terms are used in some of the Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Jewish versions of the Great Invocation."  This is nothing more than a prayer calling for THE ANTICHRIST!

The bottom line is don't let the LORD Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, the ONLY authorized and available means of salvation, find you dancing naked without the blood covering of His sacrifice when He comes down from above!  "
And when Moses saw that the people [were] naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto [their] shame among their enemies (Exodus 32:25))." Like Moses who was terribly angry, Jesus is not coming back to be spit on, mocked, ridiculed, and scorned.  He is coming back to reign as the conquering King Of Kings and Lord OF Lords!  They had to look to one place to be forgiven when they were found in idolatry--to the bronze serpent which was a shadow of the cross.  You see, it is Jesus Christ the suffering Savior of Mount Calvary you must look to and not a "Jesus" of your own design.  Take Paul's warning seriously.  "For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him (2 Corinthians 11:4)."

Won't you call to the true Jesus today? Truly, He is soon to come down from that mountain!

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:14-16

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