Biblical Audio Commentary – Normal Life During the Tribulation? – No!
If you look around, you see people living a normal life – or at least pretending to do so – even while society crumbles all around them. Consider the hundreds of thousands of fans who attend a college or professional football game. In their zeal for their team, do they seem concerned about the state of the world? There are still the fans who dress up in exaggerated costumes to display their fanaticism. Here I think of the Chicago Bears fan – “Bear Man” – who wears a massive bear head and painted face stripes of blue and orange. There are the inebriated men and the college boys who strip off their shirts in 20-degree weather, not to mention the crazed reactions of the rabid faithful youth section as they cheer on their team.
For those of us who watch sports on TV, or view YouTube videos, or even Amazon prime shows these days, we get our fill of commercials plugging cars, food items, and sadly, the COVID death shot as well by the state and federal governments, not to mention Pfizer.
People are spending like there’s no tomorrow (hint – there isn’t), and rather than using money they’ve saved or that they have on hand, they’re drastically extending themselves on credit. Household debt via credit cards is exploding, and somehow folks must think that the world will turn around and enable them to pay it off. Instead, the likelihood is that they’ll lose their jobs and go into extreme poverty.
I speak to members of my family to try to get them to see how everything is on such a downward track. It all goes over their heads with this blank look on their faces. One of my young relatives thinks he needs to straighten out his life by getting the discipline the Navy will give him. That would have been great five years or more ago. I stress the wokeness of the military and the (now temporarily halted) push to jab them all with the COVID shot. Mom says: “I support him in whatever he wants to do” – no apparent concern that it may lead directly to his death or impairment. Common sense and seeing the world for what it currently is has left the building.
That’s the thing. All this and more is simply a façade of normal. The times we now live in are on their way toward being the worst this world has ever known. And people are ignoring it, whether through ignorance, naiveté, purposefully burying their heads in the sand, or the deception of the day. They either don’t have a clue that something big is coming, or maybe they sense a disruption, but are unwilling to change their lives to deal with it. Others have a bias that simply won’t allow them to believe that the world as we’ve known it is passing away. The world exerts a pull on people that is impossible to escape without Christ as redeemer.
In the November election the anticipated Red Tsunami didn’t materialize. It was definitely there, however, election fraud totally squashed it. An example of that is the runoff election between Hershel Walker and Raphael Warnock in Georgia. A number of us predicted a Warnock victory simply because the Left would not allow Walker to win. As Emerald Robinson showed, 20,000 votes mysteriously disappeared from Walker’s total at a critical juncture. That doesn’t happen except by design. Yet for this anomaly and the many others in the overall election process, the vast majority of those on the Right simply shrugged their shoulders: “Gosh, we didn’t have the momentum we thought. We’ll do better next time.” Uh-huh – that next time being when the Left has perfected their art of cheating to even a greater extent. In fact, I’ll be amazed if there is a “next time” and we actually have a 2024 election. Regardless, it’s a forgone conclusion who will win – and it won’t be a conservative candidate. Be all this as it may, this is all seen as normal now.
Then there are those who think we’re currently living in the Tribulation. That just boggles my mind. How anyone can read Revelation and conclude that today are Tribulation times seems to be the height of rejecting the supernatural from the Bible. – a process of de-mythologizing it that has been going on for a century – first popularized by Rudolph Bultmann, a German Lutheran theologian. When that seven-year period of Jacob’s Trouble begins, life is going to be so immensely crazy, we can’t even begin to describe it. We have some wars and some rumors of wars now – then it’ll be full-tilt worldwide warfare – truly World War 3. Today we see the famine approaching and even some around the planet experiencing hunger and subsequent death. Then, scarcity will be so rampant that many will turn to cannibalism, just like they did in Jerusalem when besieged by the Assyrians and Babylonians. It’ll be awful.
During the real Tribulation, the Lord will reign down judgment, while at the same time Satan will rage and kill the inhabitants of the earth for simply having been created by God. Around us today we see the rise of the occult and people turning to spiritualism (or Spyritualism, like an electronic billboard I’ve been seeing that promotes a local shop with the means to find your true self: “Where the balance between darkness and light comes together”. In fact, they have mystics, empaths, and priests on staff to help with your every need! https://inspyritmetaphysical.com/ BTW – this is not a recommendation for spiritual enlightenment, simply the means to show what’s in the marketplace leading people astray.) When the Tribulation is going full-bore, the supernatural will be the order of the day and become the new normal. I’m not so sure that stores like this will even be necessary given the everyday nature of the paranormal at that point.
To this end, the fruit of DNA manipulation will likely be on display for all to see and experience. You think Jurassic Park was just a movie? Wait until it manifests in the reality of those seven years with the re-emergence of mythological creatures such as minotaurs, centaurs, satyrs, and more! Think I’m crazy? Where do you think the same worldwide description in cultures all around the globe came from? These were real creatures – the result of abomination in the form of breeding between the rebellious sons of God or their offspring the Nephilim, and the animals of the earth. Is it any wonder God had to destroy all life on the planet with the flood?
Here’s the bottom line: The world is seeing through a glass darkly. It’s holding up a prism to whatever sunlight is currently left and seeing rainbow colors rather than the truth of what lies beneath. Have you ever opened a sardine can? You know how it works: you grab the tab and peel back the metal to reveal the stinky fish inside. A time is coming that will similarly remove the façade of the can, and the covering will expose – in this case – the rotten underbelly of this world. Its stench and the lawlessness that will consume the earth are far beyond today’s problems.
People may attempt to live normal lives for a while when all this comes about, but it will be life on the edge with no one knowing if there will even be a tomorrow. For those following the broad road of destruction, there won’t be.
We who have been Raptured will be in a place of safety and love. Those who thankfully are convicted by the Lord during those years and turn to Him must deal with the consequences of having chosen to reject Him prior to the Rapture. Yet, they too will ultimately come into Christ’s presence and worship at His throne.
These days are coming. They’re almost upon us. But they aren’t here yet. Thank God for that!
Stay alert, Brothers and Sisters, the Father is getting ready to dispatch His Son to collect His beloved Bride!