Part 1: A World Polarized
What kind of future does the world face before the second coming of Jesus?
Matthew 24:21 (KJV) For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved: but for the elects sake those days will be shortened.
Natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina, are only one part of the great tribulation the world faces just before the second coming. Our whole world is reeling from the impact of unrelenting troubles of every kind.
The entire world economy seems out of balance, and the impact of that effects everyone. Nations all over the globe are at war or under the threat of war. Terrorists make the entire world unsafe. And so much of society seems to have lost its moral compass…its values and appreciation for all that is good and honorable.
Yet it really does not seem as if the world, even with all the troubles it is facing now, is drifting toward something even more ominous. And, yes, people will be desperate, looking for someone to get them out if the dire straits they find themselves in.
Have u ever been in a desperate situation…one in which u were ready to do anything, to follow anyone, who could get u out of it? 🤔
Without question, in desperate times, people are ready to reach out for anyone who can help them….anyone they even think can help them.
Revelation 13:11,12 (KJV)
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
According to the Bible, there will be incredible powers in the last days, all inspired by Satan, that will seduce the world, amid the great tribulation of the last days, God will have a people who will experience a powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit. These people will call the world to worship the true God…the Creator of the heavens and the earth, the only one truly deserving of our worship! 🤔😊 (See Revelation 14:6,7)
The Bible describes it like this Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
This great angel represents a group of people who will boldly calling humanity to take their stand for the Lord. An atmosphere of revival will move across the world, as these people, working under the power of the Holy Spirit, urge ministers and church members alike to stand for the Word if God and earnestly work for the salvation of souls.