By: Lou Yeboah
Total chaos and destruction will erupt, says the Lord. [1 Thessalonians 5:3].
“The sound grew, and I even heard crashing sounds. Seconds later, I saw people running from the tsunami wave shouting ‘Tsunami Waves! It took only seconds, not minutes, after hearing the thunderous sounds and then the waves hit us. It was literally a matter of seconds. Moments later, there was devastation. It came out of nowhere.” [Bapua Suwarna survivor of Indonesia’s Tsunami].
Yet, to repeat, the Bible says that this will happen again in much greater fashion and on a much grander scale. Listen, my purpose is not to scare you, but to let the Word of God sound a trumpet blast to awaken you from your sleep, because the order of things as they are now is about to change dramatically! When Scripture tells us that a day of destruction is coming you can count on it. When it tells us that heaven and earth will pass away, you can be sure that this world as we know it will definitely end.
I tell you; the tempest is preparing; the lightning will soon cast abroad its flames of fire. Earth will rock with thunder blasts; granite peaks will be dissolved; all nature will tremble beneath the fury of the storm. For the hurricane of wrath is coming, the whirlwind and the tribulation. “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape,” [I Thessalonians 5:3].
“Rumors of wars, nations against nations, kingdom against kingdoms,” [Matthew 24] evidenced by a number of prophetical developments that have been fulfilling right before our very eyes. And in the midst of all of this, there will be agreements, ceasefires, truces of sorts, but one thing you can be sure of, it will not last for long, because “Peace and Safety” are the seductive and demonic doctrines of Antichrist [1 Timothy 4:1] in which Daniel warned of a coming king of “fierce countenance” espousing peace, but intent on destruction: [Daniel 8].
People ignoring the signs of the times. Lulled into a sense of false security. Caught up with the spirit of the world, enjoying their lives, focusing on themselves, oblivious to God and His demands, but that’s not the end of the story. When the Man of Sin, the Son of Perdition confirms the peace treaty between Israel and the many. Then he will destroy many by this so-called ‘peace’. He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior. But, when you feel secure, he will destroy you and take his stand against the prince of princes. Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power.
I’m convinced that all the fearful things we see coming upon the earth right now — hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, drastic weather changes, terrorism, nuclear threats, wars and rumors of wars — all have to do with the coming of Christ. Beyond all the war clouds gathering, beyond the gross darkness covering the earth, a cloud is being formed in heaven. And one day soon Christ is going to enter that cloud and reveal himself to the whole world. [1 Thessalonians 21:31].
I tell you, this is a very important revelation in the hour we are living in. To illustrate this point think about the war spoken of in [Ezekiel 38 and 39]. It references a war between Israel and their foes; Moscow, Persia [Iran], Tubal [Turkey], Ethiopia [which would consist of Sudan and Somalia from biblical times], and Libya, among others. The pieces of the puzzle are coming together as these nations are starting to align their mutual interests. It is particularly astonishing that we see Russia starting to align its interests with Iran [Persia]. Turkey is coming into co-operation with Iran as well. I tell you; it is a time for us to lift up our head for our redemption is drawing nigh.
Bible prophecy says that when commentators begin to trumpet man’s successful peace initiatives, watch out! Sudden destruction is just around the corner. It will be so bad that even ambassadors of peace will weep bitterly [Isaiah 33:7]. Do not buy into the false propaganda. It will be a short-lived peace and safety-with terrible repercussions. [Luke 17:27].
A message has come – repent and turn back to Christ the only place of safety. For the Lord is about to vent His wrath against the nations. He will give them up to slaughter and destruction and many will die. [Isaiah 34:1-5]. “I shall send fire to consume Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Arabia and Israel. [Amos 1:1-15; 2:1-5]. On that day, I will destroy your armed forces and burn your cities. [Micah 5:10-11]. I will pour My wrath onto nations and kingdoms. My burning anger will consume the whole earth. [Zephaniah 3:8].
But they said, we will not hearken” [Jeremiah 6:9–10, 17].
God instructed Jeremiah to give his people this warning: “Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them; This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the Lord their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth” [Jeremiah 7:27–28]. Because of it, the day of destruction is going to come suddenly. In just one hour.
Just when men begin to think they have a handle on society’s problems, total chaos and destruction will erupt!