Friday, October 11, 2019
Government leaders don’t know how to fix their hatred. So they incite people to fight their wars. God said: “If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He [God] will give him life for those who commit sin not leading to death. There is sin leading to death. I do not say that he should pray about that. All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not leading to death” (1 John 5:16–17). [Bold emphasis mine] War “is sin leading to death”.
The unconverted human spirit wars against his fellowman in pursuit of one’s own interests. Then, seeking self-justification it’s not unusual for each side to say that war is God’s will, and call it a “just” war. But conversion new birth faith in Christ Jesus will NEVER seek the warring destruction of one’s fellowman. New birth faith acts upon God’s Word that “though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds” (2 Cor. 10:3–4). Further “Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law” (Rom. 13:10). And one’s “neighbor” is not defined by national, racial, ethnic or geographic borders, see Luke 10:30–37.
In that light, consider: “World War One was one of the deadliest conflicts in the history of the human race, in which over 16 million people died. The total number of both civilian and military casualties is estimated at around 37 million people. The war killed almost 7 million civilians and 10 million military personnel”. And “It is hard to say with exact certainty how many people died in World War 2, but estimates vary between 50 million to over 80 million. An incontrovertible fact, however, is that it has been the deadliest war ever, wiping out around 3 percent of the world population at the time”. (Source: Scott Michael Rank, Ph.D., editor of historyonthenet.com)
Those wars were two of the worst human catastrophes in world history, and demonstrate man’s inability to restrain his sinful, destructive fallen nature. War serves Satan, the enemy of mankind who comes only “to steal, and to kill, and to destroy” (John 10:10). True Christians guard against being influenced to war by the ungodly, unbelieving, and violent world. But in truth, WWI and WWII are minor compared to what’s coming soon. As a Christian, now is the time to decide in what manner one will conduct him or herself before WWIII erupts…and it will, soon.
The Spirit of God said of Christ, “When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, ‘Come and see.’ Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword” (Rev. 6:3–4). Now that the first rider on “a white horse” (Rev. 6:1–2), “went out conquering and to conquer”, uniting pagan religions with the harlot of false Christianity, Roman Catholicism, the result will be increased wars against true Christians.
But God said “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?… ‘Therefore come out from among them [unbelievers] and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.’ I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty” (2 Cor. 6:14–18). We must decide even now who we will serve in these ever-increasingly hostile end-times as Satan’s wrath is poured out against humanity.
HOWEVER, it’s important to discern that not all warfare against true Christians in these end-times is by people made in the image of God. Biometric technologies, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are now common. Technology has developed soulless, intelligent, powerful beings to be used on the battlefield and beyond. What was once science fiction, is now reality. We are in the end-times when “many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase” (Dan. 12:4). The integration of soulless creatures and machines is now highly advancing technology.
Drone technology wherein people kill other people anywhere in the world via satellite systems, while sitting comfortably at control panels with electronic triggers, is now outdated technology. Prophetic Scriptures are now being fulfilled like never before as “nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom” (Matt. 24:7). As satanically inspired technologies increase, and fallen Watcher corruption of Noah’s day integrates with people, believers should be prepared to defend against non-redeemable beings who will in fact seek to destroy them and their loved ones.
It always was and remains Satan’s goal to kill humanity made in the image of God. And the force restraining Lucifer’s evil desire to accomplish that is God’s restraint, which continues in the great tribulation, when “unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved” (Matt. 24:22). War is one of Satan’s primary tools in destroying God’s image bearers, and those who join the unbelieving world in war, assist Lucifer’s work of killing God’s image bearers. Thus, war kills God’s image-bearers and is not of God but of Satan! So, come out from among them!
In these end-times of increased knowledge, Lucifer and his agents deceptively use modern-day technologies which will ultimately be for killing God’s image bearers. Biometrics, AI, robotics and CRISPR gene editing all serve Satan’s mission to kill humanity. Sadly, many in the church know little to nothing about these end-time works of Satan for the destruction of mankind. The world has returned to the days of Noah when the Watchers, that is, fallen angels, corrupted the God-created genealogy of mankind, and created non-human, non-redeemable beings.
We will see soulless creatures, and technologically created beings designed to deceive, coerce, and demand allegiance to the false prophet and the beast, who “causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name” (Rev. 13:16–17). Defend yourself and loved ones against non-redeemable beings!
In the immediate near term, however, the world has a huge problem – the invasion of Syria by Turkey! Will this act of war lead to the war of Gog and Magog? One thing is certain: as a result of Turkey’s invasion, there will now be many of God’s image-bearing lives killed, again! The Rev. 6:3–4 second horseman of the apocalypse is certainly taking peace from the earth. But as for you and I in Christ, go in the power of the Holy Spirit “because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). Prepare now in the truths of Jesus Christ.
Marlin J. Yoder