"Therefore let us not sleep as do others, but let us watch and be sober."
1 Thessalonians 5:6
- He knows nothing, is oblivious of surroundings
- Any knowledge stored up is useless because he is not conscious
- He cannot defend himself
- He is inactive and unproductive...
Almost two weeks ago
350,000 ground troops...
2,500 fighter jets...
positioned themselves in northern Saudi Arabia to invade Syria. This is an alliance of more than 20 nations led by Saudi Arabia and backed by the United States of America.
The caustic rebellion which began as 'Arab Spring' in December 2010, has spread like gangrene, carrying death and destruction across northern Africa and the Middle East. The world has witnessed the realization of Prophetic Words spoken almost three thousand years ago... hundreds of years before the birth of Christ:
It will be a day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations.
A sword shall come upon Egypt..."
"And I will stir up Egyptians against Egyptians, and they will fight, each against another and each against his neighbor, city against city, kingdom against kingdom;
and the spirit of the Egyptians within them will be emptied out...
and I will give over the Egyptians into the hand of a hard master,
and a fierce king will rule over them, declares the Lord God of hosts."
"On July 3, 2013, two years after the beginning of Arab Spring, the head of Egypt's armed forces arrested Islamist President Mohammad Morsi and suspended the constitution (does this sound familiar?). Morsi, who was the first Egyptian president to be democratically elected, is a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
His presidency was brief and chaotic...
One year after .Morsi's ouster won the presidency with 97% of votes.
He has since silenced the opposition, press and NGOs, banned the Muslim Brotherhood, and kidnapped and killed hundreds of demonstrators.
His policies have been harsher than those of his predecessor.
The number of journalists imprisoned is at an all time high.
An estimated 40,000 political detainees are in Egyptian prisons!
The current nightmare unfolding in Syria (also a direct result of U.S. engineered destabilization) is another chilling example of prophetic fulfillment. Sadly, scholars believe that Damascus is/was the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world...
Noting the amassing of troops and war machines in northern Saudi Arabia (a group four times the size of the British Army) I began to wonder:
while the majority of people in the United States slumber,
drunk with the distraction of the ridiculous and inane!
Yet THIS WEEK Russia, citing the "OPEN SKIES TREATY" (signed in 1992)
has asked permission to begin flying surveillance planes equipped with high powered digital cameras over the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
I turn the page in my Bible and read the beginning of Isaiah 21:
"Fallen, Fallen is Babylon"
it comes from the wilderness,
From a terrible land.
A stern vision is told to me;
the traitor betrays,
and the destroyer destroys.
Go up, O Elam;
lay siege, o Media;
all the sighing she has caused I will bring to an end.
Therefore my loins are filled with anguish;
pangs have seized me,
like the pangs of a woman in labor;
I am bowed down so that I cannot hear;
I am dismayed so that I cannot see.
My heart staggers; horror has appalled me...
They prepare the table
they spread the rugs,
they eat, they drink."
(they are oblivious to what is coming, and Isaiah speaks:)
"Arise, O princes
oil the shield!
For the Lord said to me:
'Go, set a watchman;
let him announce what he sees...
let him listen diligently,
Then he who saw cried out:
'Upon a watchtower I stand, O Lord,
continually by day,
and at my post I am stationed whole nights.
And behold, here come riders...
And he answered,
'Fallen, fallen is Babylon;
and all the carved images of her gods
He has shattered to the ground.'
O my threshed and winnowed one,
what I have heard from the Lord of hosts,
The God of Israel,
I announce to you.'"
She has become a dwelling place for demons,
a haunt for every unclean spirit,
a haunt for every unclean bird,
a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast.
For all nations have drunk
the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality;
and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her,
and the merchants of the earth have grown rich
from the power of her luxurious living.'
lest you take part in her sins,
lest you share in her plagues;
for her sins are heaped high as heaven,
and God has remembered her iniquities.
Pay her back as she herself has paid back others,
and repay her double for her deeds;
mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed.
As she glorified herself and lived in luxury,
so give her a like measure of torment and mourning,
since in her heart she says,
'I sit as queen,
I am no widow,
and mourning shall I never see.'
For this reason her plagues will come
IN A SINGLE DAY,
death and mourning and famine,
and she will be burned up with fire;
MIGHTY IS THE LORD GOD WHO HAS JUDGED HER."