I am borrowing a tag line from my brothers Mike and Jon over at Brothers on the Wall for the title of this article, because whether you choose to accept it or not, we are sitting that close to the midnight hour in this nation. Even that close in this world. Does that mean that we will wake up tomorrow to chaos and destruction? I pray not, but I can’t give you a definitive “no”. But what does your gut tell you? Does it tell you that everything right now is unicorns and rainbows? If I were a betting man, I would bet that it is not, and that is because whether your conscious mind, the same mind bogged down with cognitive dissonance, chooses to accept it or not, we are at that point.
We live in a world today where for the first time since the prophecies of the Bible were written down, we can finally see and totally understand the technology behind a Mark of the Beast system. A system that can not only hinder your ability to buy or sell, but also access every bit of personal information on you from where you live to your favorite order at your local fast food chain, and everything in between. A system where if in the very near future they decided to call you as a Christian and as a person that believes in traditional values (the word conservative is bantered about a little too freely these days for it have any real or substantive meaning) a terrorist, not only could someone report you at the speed of a phone call or internet message, but they could track your every movement, knowing when and where to intercept you to minimize the risk of collateral damage or to eliminate witnesses. And in the very near and very visible future, they can do that at the push of a button and the order can be carried out by mechanized machines. The order itself might be processed by a machine bearing the same name as the system that was used to determine which Jews would be killed in the German concentration camps, IBM’s Watson.
We live in a world today where for the first time man himself is working to change his own genetic structure, something that resulted in the destruction of the Earth by flood in the days of Noah. Listening to that same serpent from the Garden of Eden, these scientists are looking for a way to overcome death itself, rendering any accounting at the Final Judgment irrelevant in their eyes, though even that was prophesied in the Book of Revelation. And man is not just tampering with his own genetic structure, but after reports for years from alternative media about human-animal hybrid chimeras, this news is now reported in humdrum fashion in the mainstream media. The very same mainstream media that has for years called those that reported on this same news “conspiracy nuts”.
We live in a world today that to those over 30 seems to be completely turned upside down. Sin is no longer something to be ashamed of, but is celebrated openly in the streets. It is no longer a moral man that is held up as the role model of this society, but the immoral man. In fact, the moral man is called names and ostracized in this new world, even at times facing lawsuits and jail time just for standing on his own moral principles. Bad is the new good, and vice versa. It is a world of extreme outrage and anger that works to turn everyone into a victim and brother against brother.
All in all, we live in a world full of wars and rumors of wars…of famine…of pestilence. And yes, I can hear them now, the voices calling out that every generation has felt that it was at the end of days. That we should ignore the hackles standing up on the back of our collective neck, or that pang in our gut that tells us that something is there, just over the horizon. But I, for one, think this time is different. Never before have so many things in prophecy been so close. And I am not saying these things to scare anyone – but perhaps if these things do scare you, it’s because somewhere, deep down inside, you know it, too. And you know that you need to make a change in your life, to get right. Perhaps it is not those with eyes to see and ears to hear, but those with eyes that do see and ears that do hear. And that pay attention to what they see and hear.
I don’t know when it will happen or what the exact events will be, but we are on a collision course with prophecy, and this is the first time that we can look at the events in the world and in science and technology and say for sure that the things spoken so long ago can be done. That we have the technology and the understanding of how to do them. Perhaps it’s time that you stop watching “reality tv” and check into reality. Check your watches…It’s almost midnight.