“Enter into the rock and hide in the dust from the terror of Jehovah, and from the glory of His majesty. The lofty eyes of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down; but Jehovah, He alone, shall be exalted in that day.” Isaiah 2:10-11
So with much due expectation a Syrian missile strike by the United States, France and the UK ensued. The internet immediately blew up with tons of people going live on their YouTube channels and other media outlets. The warnings were largely the same from both the small and big alternative media, World War 3 had broken out.
In hindsight, Russia did not and has not responded militarily. While their S-200 units, ran by Russian trained Syrian solders managed to shoot down a reported 71 of approximately 105 incoming missiles, militarily there was no exchange of fire between the United States and Russia. While I wouldn’t dismiss the possibility of such type of events leading into a hot war with Russia at some point in the future, the opinion on that night was that war had begun.
It’s been stated before and should be restated again, eventually these people who call out everything are going to be right on some things. The problem is that they have usually been wrong on nearly everything. While we could definitely dig deeper into the whole Syria ordeal, the proxy war for control between the US and Russia, we won’t. The point here is that the fearmongers are always ready to call every potential disastrous situation as having went from a threat to reality, while also blowing other political events out of proportion.
Such things that are done by these fearmongers are not new, there is just a lot more of them nowadays, due to the ease of accessibility of the internet and the low cost or often free for someone to broadcast live or post media afterwards. Shall a list be compiled of the potential threats and the never-ending amount of people who push these forward? Why bother, new problems will come up, some will happen, some won’t. I’m reminded of these words that Jesus proclaimed:
“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.” Matthew 24:6
Some will be wars, some will be rumors. Yet I would ask, where are those who would rightfully warn about something that is certain, a time will come in the world will the worst fears of mankind will come true. A time will come when God’s Judgment against the wickedness of mankind that fills the earth will become a reality. This is not a rumor, this is the Truth from our Creator.
“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. Howl, you shepherds, and cry! Wallow in the ashes, you majestic ones of the flock! For the days of your slaughter and of your scattering are fulfilled; and you shall fall like a delightful vessel. And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the majestic ones of the flock to escape. A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and a howling of the majestic ones of the flock shall be heard; for Jehovah has spoiled their pasture, and the peaceful pastures are cut down because of the fierce anger of Jehovah. He has left His den like a lion; for their land is wasted at the presence of His fierce violence, and before His fierce anger.” Jeremiah 25:31-38
“Behold, Jehovah empties the earth and makes it bare, and distorts its face, and scatters its inhabitants. And as it is with the people, so it shall be with the priest; as with the servant, so with the master; as with the maid, so it is with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the creditor, so with the debtor. The land shall be completely emptied, and utterly plundered; for Jehovah has spoken this Word. The earth mourns and fades away; the world droops and fades away; the haughty people of the earth grow feeble. The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, and have broken the perpetual covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell in it are held guilty; therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left. The new wine mourns, the vine droops, all the merry-hearted sigh. The mirth of the tambourines ceases; the tumult of the jubilant ends; the joy of the harp ceases. They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink is bitter to those who drink it. The city of emptiness is broken down; every house is shut up so that no one may come in. There is a cry for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land has gone. Desolation is left in the city, and the gate is battered and destroyed. For so it is in the midst of the land among the people. It shall be like the shaking of an olive tree, and as gleanings of grapes when the vintage has been finished. They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of Jehovah, they shall cry aloud from the sea. Therefore glorify Jehovah in the light of the fire, the name of the Lord Jehovah of Israel from the seashores. From the ends of the earth we have heard songs, glory to the righteous. But I said, Leanness to me! Leanness to me! Woe to me! Deceivers deceive, even with treachery. Deceivers deceive! Terror and the pit and the snare are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth. And it shall be that he who flees from the sound of terror shall fall into the pit. And he who comes up out of the midst of the pit shall be caught in the snare. For the windows from on high are opened, and the foundations of the earth quake. The earth has been badly broken! The earth is split open and cracked through! The earth has shaken greatly and is tottering! Like a drunkard the earth is staggering back and forth! And it sways to and fro like a hut! Its transgressions have been heavy upon it; and it shall fall and not rise again. And it shall come to pass in that day that Jehovah will punish the host of the haughty ones on high; and on earth, the kings of the earth. And they shall be gathered, as prisoners are gathered in a dungeon. And they shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days they shall be visited. Then the moon shall be abashed, and the sun shall be ashamed, when Jehovah of Hosts shall reign on Mount Zion, in Jerusalem, and before His elders, in splendor.” Isaiah 24
A nuclear exchange between Russia and the United States would be horrifying. Could you imagine the calamity in the United States ensuing from the aftermath of such an attack? The survivors would face a country with all basic essentials of life completely evaporated, the entire system shook to its core. At least in Moscow they have bomb shelters with some food for their people. Where will you go if such a situation were to occur?
You want to discuss outrage of the prospect of nuclear war with Russia, why not outrage against the lack of preparing against such a momentous disaster in this country?! Why not harden our electrical infrastructure against an EMP attack? Why when the threat is still present, have the Cold War bomb shelters been all but decommissioned and no longer stocked with food? Serious questions, questions the American people should be demanding answers to.
The fearmongers have this right, if one is to prepare for such disasters, you best do any preparing for your own family beforehand, as the government doesn’t appear to have plans to provide any more aid than rounding up dissidents into political concentration camps. Yet, let me pose a thought, a question, some serious critical thinking about the recent situation in Syria regarding a potential deception, something that I haven’t seen put out there.
What if the government knows, and they do, that people assume taking over Syria will lead to World War 3 with Russia. In order to calm the effects and eventually undertake more action, with the prospect of war a potential, the government of the United States purposely has a mild show of force (which we saw). The inaction of the Russian government calms the nerves of many of those who saw this as leading into a hot war with Russia. Then the United States is able to begin a bigger and more direct campaign to regain ground from the Russians in Syria, with the thought being that the Russians will not react. The precedent is laid, the Russians stood down, so the assumption is that they will stand down again. What if they don’t stand down that time? Just some critical thinking on what might be a mass propaganda tool being used to quiet the fearmongers. After all these people were correct that this could have led into a hot war with Russia.
Just answer this one question, and this is said rhetorically, what if it were a serious bombing campaign that was directed at Assad’s forces (backed by Russia) and lasted several days with numerous casualties, etc.? See what I mean? Moving along…
So where are those who are warning that mankind need to repent and believe the Gospel in order to be Saved? Where are those who are warning that if you die in your sins you will be cast into the Lake of Fire for all of eternity? Where are those who are warning that without repenting and by faith believing into Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, your end is just a breath away?
“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority is given to Me in Heaven and on earth. Go therefore and instruct all the nations, immersing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen.” Matthew 28:18-20
“Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I AM, you will die in your sins.” John 8:24
“But those things which God foretold through the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled. Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom Heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, of which God has spoken through the mouth of all His holy prophets since the past ages.” Acts 3:18-21
“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
“Jesus said to him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6
“Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of Jehovah been revealed? For He grows up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of the dry ground. He has no form nor splendor that we should regard Him, nor anything spectacular that we should desire Him. He is despised and rejected by men; a Man of pain, and knowing infirmity; a hiding of faces; being despised, we have esteemed Him not. Truly He has borne our sicknesses, and carried our pain; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, each one to his own way; and Jehovah has laid upon Him the iniquity of us all. He has been oppressed, and He was afflicted; yet He opens not His mouth. He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter; and as a sheep before its shearers is mute, so He opens not His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment; and who shall declare His generation? For He was cut off out of the land of the living; for the transgression of My people He was stricken. And His grave was assigned with the wicked, and with the rich in His death; although He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth. Yet it pleased Jehovah to crush Him; to grieve Him; that He should give His soul as a sin-offering. He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the delight of Jehovah shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the travail of His soul, and shall be fulfilled. By His knowledge shall My righteous Servant justify many; for He shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will apportion to Him with the great, and He shall divide the spoils with the strong; because He has poured out His soul unto death; and He was reckoned among the transgressors; and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” Isaiah 53
So, this sort of analogy has been used before, but it stands its ground on truth. Let’s assume that the fearmongers were right and World War 3 broke out. You being privy to such information and educated about how to survive, as well as having had funds to prepare beforehand, placed your emergency plan into play. Let’s assume you lived in the hood of Los Angeles. There in your unassuming house, you had been doing everything that the alternative media had told you, you were prepped. Not only did you have your supplies, your bug out location and a plan, you also had become a cryptocurrency master, having made your share of the electronic wealth through Bitcoin, using that to prepare for just such a scenario. While a coffee shop lover during your days, you suddenly rip into action.
The warnings are there, the gunfire from battleships between the United States and Russia begin to fire. Soon torpedos are being launched and not long after fighter jets are actively bombing each other. The situation begins to accelerate out of control, neither superpower is willing to back down at this point. Before the nukes start getting launched, you get into your car, with the extra cans of gas in the trunk (you know, those that you had in your garage, ready) and begin your road trip. Drinking coffee after coffee you make it up to Montana.
Here you calculated carefully that northwestern Montana was not likely to take a direct hit from a nuclear missile, the proximity is too close to Canada, of whom Russia would probably leave alone, with the missiles at least. Up in the mountains near Eureka you had picked out a parcel of land with a self sufficient cabin, one that is on a hard to access mountain road. Here you traveled many times, stocking the cabin with dry goods, fuel, batteries, a hand pump well. Your located close to a good fishing stream and game in abundant. You have cleared a portion of your acreage for growing vegetables. There you also have planted both plum and apple trees. You have a cellar built into the mountainside hill. Your property is unsuspecting and you can easily protect yourself up there against most threats.
After a nearly nonstop drive from LA to Eureka, Montana, you arrive. With your shortwave radio you tune into the world’s stream and begin to listen. You’ve abandoned your job, your house, your life in LA, but as your tune into the radio you hear that missiles have been launched from Russia towards the United States and that the United States is preparing to retaliate. Soon thereafter information becomes hard to get, no one really knows exactly what happened, but after several days the truth begin to pour out.
Both the United States and Russia have destroyed each other. Those who survived are fighting amongst themselves, society has failed. You plant your garden from your survival stash of seeds and begin chopping wood for the nuclear winter that is coming. Years and years go by, you survive and though life is bleak, you remind yourself of the intelligence that you had, how you outsmarted the system, how you managed to survive. Yet your funds to pay your taxes, still being collected by what is left to the state government of Montana is getting slim. Reading one of your books that you had stored about life in the frontier of Montana, in the warmth of the fireplace in the frigid winter, you come across a historical account of placer gold not too far from where you now reside.
With spring now in full bloom, you gather your rifle and a backpack, outfitted for the occasion. As you make your way through rugged terrain that hasn’t been touched in years, you find the remains of some old cabin foundations, a sure sign of a small gold camp that had been in the vicinity. As you make your way up to the pilings you are unaware of the danger that is covered by the forest overgrowth. Walking towards the prospect you suddenly feel the ground give beneath your feet. Falling down nearly 50 feet into a pit, plunged into darkness, except the glimmer of light at the top, you take your last breath. You never had thought much on Christianity, you had believed some, but never repented and by faith believed into Jesus Christ as your Savior. You were a man, but a lost man, a man who died in his sins, one who was not made a new creature through Jesus Christ.
As you stand before your Creator at the Great White Throne Judgment and you are justly Judged by your Creator, you realize the errors of your ways. However, it is too late. You were able to outsmart the evils of mankind, you had enough knowledge about how the world really worked, but this knowledge didn’t include God. You listened to the warnings of the fearmongers, who prepared and thought you had it right when the reality came, but they neglected to tell you about your lost condition, your sin. They only preached a doctrine of fear and self survival, to the ultimate losing of your own soul due to rejecting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
“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
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are from God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the Word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ. As God is exhorting through us, we beseech you on Christ’s behalf, Be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2nd Corinthians 5:17-21
God has foretold the future, God has stated what happens if mankind does not accept the free gift of Salvation. Take heed, you have been warned. Believe God over the fearmongers!
“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
“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
“Let it not be! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: That You may be found just in Your words, and may win the case when You are judged.” Romans 3:4