last years Christmas day terror attach failure on the Delta Airlines Airbus 330 was an act of Almighty God’s mercy and grace to this nation. Could you have imagined what would have been the chain reaction and fall out to this single act of terror if it had transpired?
This fall out would have caused devastating ripple effects on our nation’s state of mind, our economy, our national security and the most horrendous of all – an attempt for Leftist Elites in Washington D.C. to seize more authority and power from the American people.
Nothing opens doors for tyranny and tyrants more than a crisis on a major scale. Look how vast our government has grown since 9/11. Would we as a nation have been ready for such another state of national terror? I am afraid not!
“9-11” will always be remembered as one of the most horrific and catastrophic events ever in U.S. history. It was almost beyond belief that such a series of horrific events actually happened in the United States of America. America was completely and totally caught off guard. No one, seemingly, could ever imagine that such a day could have taken place here on U.S. soil. It was awake up call to the American people. The events that followed were beyond anyone’s conception. What transpired on that September 11th morning came as a thief in the night to a sleeping and apathetic nation.
It was a beautiful morning on that Tuesday of September 11, 2001. The sky was a clear blue and the early autumn air was crisp and cool. While Washington bickered about miscellaneous matters of state, the majority of Americans that day were living out their narcissistic and self-styled lives. New Yorkers and Americans went about their daily grind oblivious to what would transpire in mere moments.
Sudden calamity and terror struck at 8:46 a.m in the financial capital of the entire world. American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center's North Tower. At approximately 9:03 a.m. United Airlines Flight 175 hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center. At 9:37 a.m. another group of Al-Qaeda hijackers flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon building. The fourth and final flight, United Airlines Flight 93 - whose ultimate destination was to be either the White House or the United States Capitol building - crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania at 10:03 a.m. The heroic efforts of the passengers on board United Airlines Flight 93 prevented even greater devastation and loss. Within one fateful hour, terror, devastation and infamy had shaken to the very foundations a deaf and blind nation.
The loss of life on this infamous day was tallied at 2,993 individuals. How could America have missed all the warning signs and clear evidence that such an attack was forthcoming? The bottom line was that the majority of Americans and our government leaders were over-confident, complacent, idle, sloppy, gullible, and apathetic due to our false sense of security and naivete. These had all given a deaf ear to the countless voices of warning that were sounded in the voluminous reports. The blind eye reasoning for this can be summed in the old adage: “It won’t ever happen to me (us)”.
Global Calamity and Shock and Awe
Today, as the global events and the godless out workings of base (corrupt) man continue at a “breakneck” speed, the stage is being set for the horrific events on the horizon called “The Tribulation Period”, or “The Day of the Lord” (Matt. 24:21-22). The entire world - including America - will be absolutely oblivious to the realities and dire consequences of events to unfold during that time. Ever since the civilization of Babel (Gen. 11:1-9), the world has basically lived in a godless delusion of apathy and subjective narcissism. They have willfully rejected the eternal ordinances of Almighty God and their ultimate accountability to Him. As the terrible calamity of 9-11 overtook, shocked and stunned our nation, so also will be the commencement of horrific events that are due to transpire in that terrible time called “The Day of the Lord.”
One of the most sobering passages in the Holy Scripture is from the Book of Proverbs in chapter 1, verses 24-31. This passage speaks about those who willingly reject reality and live in a spiritually/ mentally drunken delusion (Rev. 17:2). When evil and anguish come upon these individuals, they are in a total panic because they have rejected absolutes (reality) and truth (wisdom). The consequences of these actions will be their swift destruction on account of their doings. God’s Word States:
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind (a powerful tornado); when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices (Proverbs 1:24-31).
So will be the mindset of those during the time when the Day of the Lord commences. These will seek God to render a godless remedy and an unrighteous solution for their consequences and dilemmas. In that day of their calamity they will still reject Almighty God’s solutions and deliverance. These individuals have no heart for the absolute truths and realities of time and eternity. They are poisoned with bitterness and filled with violence. They posses only a godless, nature rooted in delusion, lust and visions of a temporal (earthly) habitation. They are oblivious to their eternal destiny and will not repent of their godless transgression and be saved, even after all these horrific tribulation events transpire on the earth. (Isa 24; John 3:17-19; 2 Thess. 2:11-12; Rev. 9:20-21; 16:9).
The Day of the Lord!
The “Day of the Lord” is an ongoing theme throughout both the Old and New Testaments. The exact phrase “Day of the Lord” is mentioned twenty-eight times throughout the two books. Moreover, the phrases “In That Day”, “The Day” and “The Great Day” also refer to the “Day of the Lord” and are mentioned over seventy times throughout the Old and New Testaments. The underlying theme of all of them is the judgment of God. (1)
This Day will commence directly after the Rapture of the Church, which will leave the inhabitants of the earth - especially America – bewildered, astonished and horrified. Following the removal of those who have a saving relationship to God in reality and Biblical truth, “The Day of the Lord” commences with the signing of a peace treaty with Israel and the nations of the Middle East (Dan 9:27). This peace treaty (covenant) will be strengthened and enforced by none other than the Man of Lawlessness – Lucifer’s global fascist, the Anti-Christ (2 Thess. 2:8-9). This time is dominated by the darkness of human delusion, godless insanity and lawlessness (Isa. 2:12-22; Ezek. 13:5; Joel 1:15; 2:1-11; Zeph. 1:7, 14; Zech. 13:1; Matt. 24).
The Word of Almighty God states the warning message that this Day will overtake the whole world, lying in its utter narcissistic unbelieving slumber, as a thief in the night!
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape (1 Thess. 5:2-3). The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night (2 Peter 3:10).
Warning Bells On Deaf Ears
Even today the signs and warning bells are loudly ringing. The shofar (ram’s horn) blast of alert is piercing into every facet of civilization. While the Biblical evidence is overwhelming with events transpiring daily, the masses of humanity go about their narcissistic lives with a deaf ear turned to the warning cries of those who comprehend what is coming.
Even now, how true is Proverbs 1:24-31 of those in this day. How will they escape such global calamity? My friend, this if very sobering: they will not (1 Thess. 5:3b)!
My friend, today as you hear this message of warning, harden not your hearts to the eternal love and strong hand of deliverance found in Almighty God’s Savior for the world, the Lord Jesus Christ (Heb 4:2). Make a strong and valiant attempt to be objective about the real reality and true condition of fallen (unregenerate) man. Six thousand years of human history attests to the fact of man’s violent attitude and godless actions. How can man bring about a global utopia from the wretched state in which they exist?
Before the foundation of the world, Almighty God already had the remedy and solution for Adam’s fallen race (Rom. 5:12-19; 1 Peter 1:18-20; Rev. 13:8). The Bible states: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him (John 3:16-17).
Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father (Gal 1:4).
Oh my Friend, what hope there is! What love divine! What deliverance from the godless ramifications of fallen humanity! Almighty God has a plan and purpose for your life here in time, and a glorious eternal future for you free from the tyranny of sin and the fallen effects of this broken world.
As surely as the sun will rise tomorrow, the events of “The Day of the Lord” will take place! Be not a scoffer or mocker of the warnings from God’s Infallible and Inspired Word (2 Peter 3:3, Jude 1:18).
We have already seen and experienced the horrific events that transpired on September 11, 2001. May we hear with our ears the message and reality of the coming global day of wrath and not dismiss it as foolish heresay.
The Only Hope!
Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, as the Holy Scriptures teach? If not, my friend, place your eternal destiny in His eternal hands. He loves you and wants to save you from the wrath to come. My friend, do you have ears to hear God’s call to you (Rom 10:17, Heb 4:2, Rev 13:9)? Place your trust in Him today. My friend, on the authority of God’s Word you will never be the same!
The Kingdom of Heaven is truly at hand!
The Gospel of John Challenge
1. J Dwight Pentecost, “Things to Come”, p 230.