New Season, New Song

Recent events confirm that what’s happening in our world today closely conforms to Biblical end-time prophecies. We are not yet to the 7-year Tribulation, but the Four Horseman have been loosed as I prophesied on June 25, 2021 [click here]. In addition, we see early evidence of the wrath of God to come as prophesied in Revelation with the Bowl and Trumpet plagues.

The longed-for great spiritual awakening is not going to happen as I prophesied in 2007 [click here]. Instead, there will be pockets of revival as well as the Biblically prophesied falling away which is well underway. [2Thessalonians 2:3] Not enough Christians heeded God’s directive to seek His face, repent and pray. [2Chronicles 7:14].

While this all seems very pessimistic, keep in mind that in order for Jesus to return to rule and reign on the New Earth, these things must take place – and the sooner the better! Let’s get it over with and move into the glorious Millennium to come.

  • Revelation 21:1-4: Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

Christians must turn more and more to Jesus now in order to navigate the increasing tribulation and become the lights shining in the deep darkness that is already beginning to encompass the earth:

  • Isaiah 60:1-5: Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. Lift up your eyes all around, and see: they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be nursed at your side. Then you shall see and become radiant, and your heart shall swell with joy; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.

Do not allow the enemy of our souls to get you disappointed and discouraged by the growing darkness, or else you risk becoming part of the falling away. Instead, turn to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith more and more:

  • Hebrews 12:1-3: Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Focus on the things above, the pure and holy things, and let go of your hopes and attachments to the things and political events of this world:

  • Colossians 3:1-3: If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

We are not supposed to love the things of the world, but instead rejoice in the glory to come:

  • 1John 2:15: Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

And we must not fall victim to getting caught up in worldly ways even as we try to correct the evils of the day:

  • Romans 12:9-21: Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. Therefore, if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Persecution is ramping up, but this is not cause to lament, but is a time of great blessing:

  • Matthew 5:10-12: Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Instead, keep your eyes focused on the glory to come:

  • Revelation 20:4-6: And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.

And join with Heaven in singing a new song for this new season:

  • Revelation 5:9-10: And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.” (Revelations 5:9-10)

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