Controversy With The Nations

“A roaring noise shall come to the ends of the earth; for Jehovah has a controversy with the nations; He will enter into judgment with all flesh. He will give those who are wicked to the sword, says Jehovah.  Thus says Jehovah of Hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great tempest shall be roused up from the recesses of the earth.  And in that day the slain of Jehovah shall be from one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth. They shall not be mourned, nor gathered, nor buried. They shall be as dung on the ground.”  Jeremiah 25:31-33


Who knows where our world will have gone with actions that are going on in the Middle East, as well as our relations with Russia.  By time this article is finished and the accompanying radio show is done, so much can change.  Could we see the beginning of World War 3?  Perhaps no action will have been taken in Syria, against the Russian holdings.  One thing we do no for sure is that truth has been out the window for a long time now.  The only thing the world has to hold onto as Truth is God’s Word to humanity, the Bible.  Even then one must take extreme caution to have a good copy, for the English speaking people, that would safely be the King James Version. 


Recently it seems politics have been on the forefront of the discussion from All Will Stand.  Yet, looking at them from a biblical perspective.  What the future holds is not known to us in regards to what man is going to do or what war might or might not break out, but we do know that God’s Word stands and what He has declared will come to pass, not an inkling of doubt regarding it.  These things have been talked about before, but why stop now? 


“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.  All these are the beginning of travail.”  Matthew 24:6-8


“I am Jehovah; that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to graven images.  Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth, I proclaim them to you.”  Isaiah 42:8-9


So are we going to strike North Korea?  Will a war with North Korea break out?  Will peace be brought through a summit of Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump?  Will we attack Syria?  Will that lead to war with Russia?  Why are we surrounding Russia with NATO and arming their enemies?  Why do some Pentagon generals assume that we will eventually have to fight both Russia and China?  What about the South China Sea, will that situation continue to escalate out of control?  What about Netanyahu’s threat regarding taking out Syria, in terms of going after Iran?  What is really going on?  What will really happen? 


So many questions, none of which I have the answer for.  All I can say is it is certainly very disturbing times, times that make me think of some questions in my own life, yet I trust in God Almighty.  While we wait to see what our current government administration, with the newly appointed people turn out to do and what their final character turns out to be, we also must be watching and ready for the Rapture, for those of us who are Saved.  Those who have repented and by faith believed into Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, who have their names written in the Book of Life.


“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words will by no means pass away.  But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of Heaven, but My Father only.  But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.  For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and did not realize until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.  Then two will be in the field: one is taken and the other is left.  Two will be grinding at the mill: one is taken and the other is left.  Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord comes.  But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief comes, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be dug through.  Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man comes at an hour you do not expect.”  Matthew 24:35-44


“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.  For this we say to you by the Word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.  For the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with a shouted command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.  Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together at the same time with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”  1st Thessalonians 4:14-17


“But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or produces an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.”  Revelation 21:27


Will President Trump take this country down a very bad wrong turn?  Just how are we going to make America great again when we have women protesting about the takedown of, regarding their rights to do as they wish with their bodies?  Such an immoral society, full of controlled opposition and mind boggling media censorship, that it is almost unfathomable that a country which proclaims to be a Christian nation, behaving as a backslidden, idolatrous nation, before the holy and Almighty God might even stand a chance of 1950’s American dream lifestyles.  If one can get past digesting their daily dose of horrific news and keeping up with the latest moves of all of the so-called ‘stars’, pulling their heads out of the sand, it really appears that America is more akin to Nazi Germany than to a true democracy or should I say republic. 


The opening verse talks about a controversy that Jehovah has with the nations.  While this is certainly describing the timeframe during the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7), known to most as the Tribulation, this isn’t going to have come from nations who were obedient in the sight of God.  Why would such a horrific event, as the Tribulation will be, occur if Israel were obedient to the Messiah, Jesus Christ?  Why would such horrible times be coming to the world if they were doing as they should before their Creator?  They wouldn’t, for God is merciful, yet it is our nations, our people, who have turned their back on the statues of God, who have rejected His truth, His warnings and forsaken Him.


“Seventy weeks are decreed regarding your people, and regarding your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make atonement for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Holy of Holies.  Know, therefore, and understand that from the going forth of the word to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem, to Messiah the Prince, shall be seven weeks and sixty two weeks. The street shall be built again, and the wall, even in times of distress.  And after sixty two weeks, Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself. And the people of a coming ruler shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. And its end shall be with a flood, and desolations are determined, and there shall be war until the end.  And he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week. And in the middle of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the grain offering to cease. And on a corner will be abominations that cause horror, even until the end. And that which was decreed shall be poured out on the desolate.”  Daniel 9:24-27


“And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and supplication. And they shall look on Me whom they have pierced; and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they shall be bitter over Him, like the bitterness over the firstborn.”  Zechariah 12:10


“When I shut up the heavens and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who have been called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from the heavens, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”  2nd Chronicles 7:13-14


Now are we going to continue to be a nation that is on the wrong side of history?  Is our people, our nation, going to lie, murder, destroy, conquer and set off suffering for people around the world and assume that no one is going to eventually stand up to us?  Are we going to continue to have a President who calls for the execution of those who deal drugs, when our government sends more troops to Afghanistan, where the poppies are grown to create this opiate crisis that we have in this country?!  Shouldn’t those who are growing, guarding and shipping in these opiates be the ones who would first fall underneath any legal death penalty that is passed into law?! 


“And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some affirm that we say), Let us do evil that good may come? Their condemnation is just.”  Romans 3:8


“Woe to those who desire the day of Jehovah! Of what good is this to you? The day of Jehovah is darkness, and not light.  It is as if a man fled before a lion, and a bear met him. Or he goes into the house and leans his hand against the wall, and a snake bites him.  Is not the day of Jehovah darkness, and not light; even very dark, and not any brightness in it?”  Amos 5:18-20


Why has our government been caught over and over again shipping in cocaine from Colombia?  Why is it that the CIA has the nickname cocaine importing agency?!  Just ask Rick Ross where he got the crack from, he will tell you, the government!  Are we going to pursue a harsh military response, killing untold numbers of people and perhaps setting of the beginning stages of war with Russia, over Syria?  Are we to even believe that such an incident took place?


“Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin with cart ropes; who say, Let Him hurry and hasten His work, so that we may see it; and let the purpose of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come, so that we may know it!  Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!  Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and understanding in their own sight!  Woe to those mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mix strong drink; who justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away justice from the righteous!”  Isaiah 5:18-23


Even if such an incident took place, are we to believe that the United States didn’t stage another false flag attack, as an excuse to regain control of Syria from the hands of the Russians?!  Why not just be honest about the situation, this is about control of Syria, it is a matter between us and the Russians, the United States don’t care about 40 dead people.


Where were the whiners when George Bush went in and over a million Iraqi’s died, including women and children, during the Gulf War?!  The sad reality is more people care about the latest trends and ridiculous immoral television programs and movies than they do about those who live in countries where a good amount of American citizens couldn’t find it on a map if their life depended on it.  Yet they have an opinion on these wars, there opinion without education is simply parroting what talking media heads have said. 


It is also of interest to note how this is taking place in the Middle East at a time where a peace treaty is also being heavily sought, where more ground have been had in resolving the long disagreement between Israel and the so-called Palestinian people.  Will a regional war bring about that peace deal and the rise of the Antichrist?  Is it possible that We The People will have to endure a destroyed Republic before the Tribulation?  For Believers, we know that we will be Raptured prior to the Tribulation, but in general, things are looking to escalate out of control.


“But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.  For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we watch or sleep, we should live together with Him.  Therefore encourage each other and build up one another, just as you also are doing.”  1st Thessalonians 5:8-11


We could talk about the immorality issues in the United States of America, we could talk about the staggering debt, the financial bubbles, the rotting inner cities of America, we could go on and discuss our broken down infrastructure and the rampant decay of small town America, but why bother?  We are seeing a full fledge 1984 style censorship, where even small websites like this one can be buried in algorithms, not to be found by the vast majority who will not search (90%) beyond the first page of google search results.  So, think these claims are outlandish?  Why does God have a controversy with the nations?


Certainly we are not the only ones at fault in running evil systems.  Guarantee that if we started pulling out of countries that Russia and China would quickly take advantage and fill in the voids.  Don’t believe it, take a look at Venezuela with China moving in.  The Panama Canal, the US gave control back to Panama, with China coming in to sign more contracts.  The Bible speaks of ten kingdoms, they don’t appear to all be in agreement.  The Antichrist will reign above them all.


“Now brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together to Him, we ask you not to be quickly disturbed in mind or alarmed, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the Day of Christ has come.  Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is unveiled, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is honored, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, declaring of himself that he is God.”  2nd Thessalonians 2:1-4


“And after this I was looking in the night visions. And, behold, the fourth beast was frightening and terrifying, and very strong! And it had great iron teeth. It devoured, and broke in pieces, and stamped what was left with its feet. And it was different from all the beasts before it; and it had ten horns.  I was contemplating the horns. And behold, another little horn came up among them, and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. And behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things.  I watched until the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of Days sat, whose robe was white as snow and the hair of His head like pure wool. His throne was like flames of fire, its wheels like burning fire.  A stream of fire went out and came out from before Him. A thousand thousands served Him, and a vast innumerable number stood before Him. The judgment was set and the books were opened.  Then I was watching because of the voice of the great words which the horn spoke. I was watching until the beast was killed, and his body was destroyed and given to the burning flame.  As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away. Yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.  I saw in the night visions. And behold, one like the Son of Man came with the clouds of the heavens. And He came to the Ancient of Days. And they brought Him near before Him.  And dominion was given to Him, and glory, and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.  I, Daniel, was distressed in my spirit within my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.  And I came near one of those who stood by and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me and made me know the interpretation of the things.  These great beasts which are four, are four kings which shall rise up out of the earth.  But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.  Then I wanted to know the truth of the fourth beast, which was different from all of the others, very frightening, with its teeth of iron and its nails of bronze; which devoured and broke in pieces, and trampled what was left with its feet,  also of the ten horns that were on its head, and the other which came up, and before whom three fell, even that horn that had eyes, and a mouth speaking great things, whose appearance was greater than his fellows.  I was watching, and the same horn made war with the saints and prevailed against them, until the Ancient of Days came. And judgment was given to the saints of the Most High, and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.  And he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all other kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall trample it down and break it in pieces.  And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings; they shall rise, and another shall rise after them. And he shall be different from the first, and he shall abase three kings.  And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall continually harass the saints of the Most High. And he shall intend to change times and law. And they shall be given into his hand for a period of a time and times and one half time.  But the court shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy until the end.  And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heavens shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. And all dominions shall serve and obey Him.  Thus far is the end of the matter. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts terrified me much, and my countenance changed in me. But I kept the matter in my heart.”  Daniel 7:7-28


Don’t be caught up in all of this.  Seek God before it is too late!  Do you want to be Left Behind?  Repent and believe the Gospel.  Certainly Jesus died on the Cross for your sins.  God provided Salvation through His Son Jesus, who rose again from the dead and sits at the right hand of God.  What we might witness in the near future, or might not, will not be known.  One thing that is known is that there will come a time where God’s controversy with the nations will come into play.  You might not be in political power or ever aspire to be, yet all will stand before their Creator (Rev. 20:12) and you are individually responsible for your own actions.  There is no amount of good that you can do to make up for your sins before the Most High, the gift of Salvation is free, all you must do is accept it.  Will you accept the invitation before it is too late?  Will you stand before the Great White Throne and be judged by the righteous Judge of the whole earth, our Creator, as He justly condemns you to the Lake of Fire for refusing to repent and by faith believe into Him?


“For He says: In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you. Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”  2nd Corinthians 6:2


“Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has established a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has appointed. He has given assurance of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead.”  Acts 17:30-31


“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”  Romans 5:8


“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone believing into Him should not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.  The one believing into Him is not judged; but the one not believing is judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  And this is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.  For everyone practicing evil hates the Light and does not come to the Light, lest his deeds should be reproved.  But the one doing the truth comes to the Light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been worked in God.”  John 3:16-21


“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under Heaven given among men that is required for us to be saved.”  Acts 4:12


“And I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heavens fled away. And there was found no place for them.  And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God. And books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, out of the things which were written in the books.  And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one, according to their works.  And Death and Hades were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death.  And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire.”  Revelation 20:11-15


Will you ultimately be rightfully punished for your sin and rebellion of your own life or accept Jesus as your Savior?  We can look at the nations, we can see the evil that is going on in the world today, but what about our own lives?  Do we look at ourselves and continue to rebel and refuse to repent?  Do we have idolatrous hearts that put our sins above God, by refusing to yield?  Do we treasure the things of this world more than God who Created this world?  How long will you stand idle, how long will you refuse to adheed to your Creator?  Will you try and ignore, talk yourself out of it, listen to others who say otherwise, all for in the end to stand before your Creator and be condemned to an eternity in Hell? 


“Then Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be immersed in the name of Jesus Christ to the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”  Acts 2:38


“From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven has drawn near.”  Matthew 4:17


“The Lord is not slow concerning His promise, as some count slowness, but is longsuffering toward us, not purposing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with intense burning; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.  Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, of what sort ought you to be in holy behavior and godliness, looking for and earnestly hastening unto the coming of the Day of God, through which the heavens will be dissolved, being set on fire, and the elements will melt with intense burning?”  2nd Peter 3:9-12


“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves dig through and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not dig through and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  Matthew 6:19-21


“For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.  For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?  Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”  Mark 8:35-37


You better consider and consider well what you are going to do.  As for me, I rest securely knowing that my soul is secure in Him who died for me!


“And He said to me, It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the Ending. I will give of the fountain of the Water of Life freely to him who thirsts.  He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.  But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, prostitutes, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”  Revelation 21:6-8


“For we walk by faith, not by sight.  We are confident, yes, preferring rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.  Therefore we strive, whether at home or away, to be well pleasing to Him.  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.  Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; and we are well known to God, and I also hope are well known in your consciences.”  2nd Corinthians 5:7-11