Friday, February 24, 2017

God's Longsuffering - 1 (LG58)

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

The 4th Seal was supposed to have been opened during the Arab uprising (nation against nation) in 2011, but until now World War 3 (kingdom against kingdom) has not started when 1/4 of mankind will be killed.

Most experts expected Israel to attack Iran in 2011 after IAEA confirmed in UN on 8th Nov 2011 of Iran's intention of the nuclear bomb, thereby starting WW3. But on that very day, heavy snowfall blanketed Teheran and Iran (2 months early) making any attack impossible.

Rev 6:7-8 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, "Come and see." So I looked, and behold, a pale (green) horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

The 4th Seal is God's judgment for all those killed in WW3 will be cast into Hades.

1 Pet 4:15-17 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people's matters. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter. For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?

God will use WW3 to judge His house (Christians) first, where all those killed then will be cast into Hades. But before then God is longsuffering towards us for He wants us to repent of our wickedness and avoid damnation.

1 Peter 2:11-12 Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.

We are only pilgrims in this world but most Christians have forgotten this and love this world with all their heart. For the last decade or so God allowed hurricanes, floods, droughts, fires, earthquakes and tsunamis to make us suffer so that we will become wary of his world. But the majority of Christians rejected these warnings and attributed them to the worldly wisdom as global warming, etc.

Jam 4:4-5 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity 
with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously"?