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There's precious little time left to help sound alarm and let sirens go off! We're supposed to serve as God's EARLY WARNING SYSTEM (Jer. 44:4). From Watchtower of Faith we're able to see what's on horizon and pick up on our spiritual radar screen clear and present danger Europe presents! We know what's going to happen, based upon biblical facts, and declare it with confidence (Rom. 4:17).
If we don't help warn world, giving everybody a chance to escape, we'll be held accountable for their deaths (Ezek. 3:18). Isaiah 42:19 warns about God's servant going blind and His messenger going deaf; Isaiah 56:10 rebukes blind watchman and dumb watchdogs that don't know how to bark and are asleep on job! Obviously God didn't "hire" them that way! This is so serious that God must warn us about it, (and you're being warned right now!) because apparently many won't pass this part of our Christian test, deserting our posts, and running like Jonah! Such Christian-doves will get swallowed up in belly of Beast! There's nothing new under Sun: just as Yashua's closest friends fell asleep just before His trial and crucifixion, it appears some will nod off just before our Church and nations are scourged!
An important part of Yashua's teachings, relevant to this generation, is warning signs of what's about to strike, so everyone can prayerfully watch and seek shelter before it's too late! (Lk. 21:36). But we're to share His survival course with others so they can know what to look for and expect and how to receive around-the-clock protection by trusting in Him. We can help save lives and prepare people for what's just ahead, whether it's World War III or Lake of Fire! (Jude 23).
Signs reveal what direction we're heading and how close we're getting to that destination. We're to share our God-given light of understanding with world that they may be warned. That is our solemn privilege and responsibility. How nations or individuals respond is not our responsibility, it is between God and them.
Ezekiel's warning message is same as Yashua's and Paul's: repent or face God's judgment. Likewise, Revelation's message is to repent of such things as murder, occult practices, immorality, idolatry, etc. and begin to obey God's commandments and hang on for dear life to Jesus' teachings (in attitude and actions, in word and in works). However, God has decreed that His final warning to world before Storm breaks should be directed to His People Israel, now identified as prophesied, and that it should include exposing European Beast as a Satanic system opposed to God's saints and government.
IF God preferred that we stuck to a general message of salvation rather than to warn about a specific POLITICO-RELIGIOUS POWER rising in Europe, then He wouldn't have given us such inspired details in Bible! Those who think otherwise are vainly dismissing Prophets and Revelation as unnecessary! They think they're so smart but actually they're fools! (Rom. 1:22; Job 38:2). God knows what He's doing! Anyone can preach a generic message, but only Children of Light can understand fine print in God's Word and reveal His Secrets to mankind!
All magicians in times of Joseph and Daniel put together couldn't provide right answer to questions of their day, yet those two witnesses gave God glory and revealed truth that could only come from God! (Gen. 41; Dan. 2:30). Likewise, God expects us to share HIS DIVINE REVELATION (Isa. 48:6). This deeper understanding and special relationship with God and His Word ought to be evident to outsiders as something truly unique (Deut. 4:6-7; Jn. 15:15).
May God's Church share complete teachings of Yashua, His full gospel - individual and national - with all world. Those priceless teachings about Kingdom of God, faith and forgiveness, also warn about frightening events that will signal end of this age and help usher in Wonderful World Tomorrow.
May we faithfully explain spiritual significance of today's bad news (through light of Bible prophecy) and emphasize GOOD NEWS that we have a Savior from sin and a Deliverer from men!
Come Lord Jesus! Hosanna in Highest!
David Ben-Ariel, an American author who has travelled widely and who has lived throughout Israel, shares a special focus on the Middle East and great interest in Jerusalem, reflected in hard-hitting articles that help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out www.benariel.com