For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places. Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious. Ephesians-6, 12,13
I wonder how many believers today truly understand what we have come into, through our new birth in the Christ of God.
Today the Church is largely an earthly religion, which is very occupied in the things of this world. How sad it is to see the Church of Christ so immersed in the things of this life. Such a pursuit of pleasure, fame, and the love of money. One wonder how much longer this can go on? Looking at the recent events in the US regarding the election It is beginning to look like the ax is laid at the root?
How many today truly know, and have come into the heavenly vocation of being the Church, in the midst of the rulers and authorities who operate in the supernatural realm of the heavenlies? I wonder if many even know that such a place does exist today?
How the powers of this present evil age have fooled Gods people, in regards to the apostolic vocation that the scriptures teach. Oh how the powers have blinded the hearts and minds of Gods people today, regarding this great heavenly vocation, which was given to us through the advent of God is Christ at Calvary.
So now through the church the multifaceted wisdom of God [in all its countless aspects] might now be made known [revealing the mystery] to the [angelic] rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. Ephesians-3, 10
How many of us truly know of this profound vocation available to the Church, which Paul was speaking and living?
So little today in the western Church truly resembles the Pauline faith, and his apostolic writings, but I do believe the times are beginning to change. I believe the days ahead will require of us a profound adjustment in regards to our position in our faith.
What we know today in regards to the Christian faith, I believe will not get us through the days that are coming. Either we will get serious with the Lord, or we will just drift away into apostacy.
The days ahead are going to get very real for us believers and also this present world system. I believe we have crossed into something, which was not a reality before. Something has been set into motion that was not an reality before.
The times are rapidly changing for this world, I believe we are beginning to enter into apocalyptic times.
If one just studies what the bible says about the times before the coming of the King, then one would have say it has started. New events have been set into motion, there is no going back to the way things used to be. I believe we are entering the days of unbelievable, supernatural events that are going to take place in our very midst, which will shock and stagger our sensibilities.
There is a coming epic, end of the age conflict with the rules of this world, which I believe will stagger our apprehension of the faith.
The days ahead one will have to truly know the Lord of the bible, and his greatness in Gods cosmic universe.
I believe that just going to Church and being a nominal Christian will no longer do, nor get one through in the coming days ahead.
The great [judgment] day of the Lord is near,
Near and coming very quickly.
Listen! The [voice of the] day of the Lord!
The warrior cries out bitterly [unable to fight or to flee].
That day is a day of [the outpouring of the] wrath [of God],
A day of trouble and distress,
A day of destruction and devastation,
A day of darkness and gloom,
A day of clouds and thick darkness,
A day of trumpet and the battle cry [of invaders]
Against the fortified cities
And against the high corner towers (battlements).
I will bring distress on men
So that they will walk like the blind [unable to find a way of escape],
Because they have sinned against the Lord;
Their blood will be poured out like dust [and trampled underfoot],
And their flesh like dung.
Neither their silver nor their gold
Will be able to rescue them
On the day of the Lord’s indignation and wrath.
And the whole earth will be consumed
In the fire of His jealous [wrath,
For He shall make a full and complete end,
Indeed a terrifying one,
Of all the inhabitants of the earth. Zephaniah-1,14,15,16,17,18