|War of the Worlds?
By Pastor Mike Taylor
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. II Thessalonians 2:9-12
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. . . . See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. (Ephesians 5:6-11, 15-17)
“Rick Warren has been one of the many pied pipers of this move to unite through “good works.” Called “America’s pastor,” Warren has become the evangelical/Protestant spokesperson for a one-world religion. His Purpose Driven model has become the battle cry for let just all get along and do good. We can work together as one for one common purpose – peace in the world.” From the article above. It all is designed to set up what I wish to talk about in this sermon.
But moving on to the focus of this message, what is the one ingredient that would immediately unite the world into the goal of a One World Government and a One World Religion? It’s a possible scenario even beyond our economic woes and the devaluation of the dollar, or calls for unity of all nations, as there are so many differences in each sovereign nation. What if a world population believed that their very survival was at stake, or that the world, as we know it, was about to abruptly end with violence and untold suffering? What would convince a undiscerning population to follow one man, one government, one religion to give them a sense of calm and reinforce their continued sinful lifestyle?
As far back as 1987, after a meeting with Russian president Gorbachev, President Ronald Reagan spoke of the one thing that would unite the world as one and put all our petty differences aside. President Reagan said, speaking of himself and Gorbachev::
“how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from some other species from another planet outside in the universe. We’d forget all the little local differences that we have between our countries …
“in our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond.
Suppose that the population of the world truly believed and were falsely led to believe that an “invasion from another world” had taken place and that this world, this planet was in danger of annihilation? I believe that is the one thing that would instantly unite this world of sinful men to stand against outside forces from invading our world. With the coming environmental attacks against this planet that have already started picks up speed, many will believe anything.
If you are middle aged, you can recall back in the 70s, a little movie called “E.T.”. Cute little movie with a cute little being from outer space that only wanted to “phone home.” Since that movie the interest in things beyond our world has escalated into greater and greater interest in all things extraterrestrial. The movie industry has exploded with plots that speak of either friendly, or not so friendly visitors from another planet. Movies such as “Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1976), Critters,(1986), Signs (2002), Predator series, (starting in 1987), War of the Worlds, (2005), Independence Day, (1996), and Fallen Angels (2007) but to name just a few that Hollywood has made to cash in on the tremendous preoccupation with all things “outer space.” I believe the world has been following the lead of the prince of lies to set up just such a scenario that may be coming in the near future as a lie to the people of earth.
Let’s face it – extra terrestrials scare the pants off most of us. These films don’t typically portray our little outer space invaders as cute E.T. like creatures. In fact, most films portray them as how they are truly are thought of – evil, murdering, blood-sucking, and anxious to steal and destroy our beautiful earth and it’s environment.
I propose a question, what would happen if the world suddenly realized “in the twinkling of an eye” that billions of people suddenly vanished from off the face of the earth? What would the immediate result be with such a scenario? Would there be utter chaos? Most assuredly people would be confused and scared to death. People have hypothesized the calamity that would befall this world in untold carnage. I write this as you might be reading this on a Christian web-site, as this coming scenario actually happened, and you are looking for answers. It is to you, that I write this. In all your wide eyed astonishment of something totally unexplainable in any logical sense, you have been shaken to very core of your being.
Given the modern age of machines that we live in, and operators of these machines were suddenly gone, the untold accidents around the world would cram the TV sets, the internet, and radio for months and months. People would try and make sense of what had just happened. What would be the accepted explanation? Shall I propose something so outlandish, that if it happened, a light bulb would go off in your head?
AGE OF AQUARIUS?
Remember the song by the “Fifth Dimensions” called the “Age of Aquarius”? Was a catchy little tune, but was at the beginning of the New Age idea of a new world coming. Many of these New Agers believe that man must evolve into a higher consciousness, or be transformed into a new creature to live for eternity, by methods such as tran-humanism, or being downloaded into a master super computer. (Weird!) Man searches for the “fountain of youth” and to live forever. They forget God and reject the Creator, and instead make themselves a god unto their own likeness. They have no need for a god, or think they do not, but rely only on themselves, calling themselves “humanist” or the worshiping of mankind.
Man has been trying to deny the need for God Almighty, through the deceit and lies of the “prince of all lies” Satan the devil for thousands of years. In modern times with all our technology, with all our modern conveniences, and with science and discovery expanded at a breathtaking pace of doubling of knowledge every couple of years, the modern world has grown more and more wicked and further and further from God. Celebrity entertainers (for lack of a better description) such as Lady GaGa promote a hedonistic lifestyle where anything goes. The old saying, “if it feels good, do it” could not be any truer that it is today.
Singers like this Lady GaGa revel in their sins. I saw where she came in to a concert encased in a large egg, that led some people to postulate that she was promoting a new beginning for all of the world’s people to revel in their lust and sexual desires. And she never fails to amaze me to the level of her depravity and now we have “Hannah Montana” wanting to share the passing torch of this woman’s abomination of indecency. Her dad must be proud. These celebrities live for the lust of the flesh and the pride of life. Some people love the world and could care less about what it is will happen to them for all eternity. They lust for the here and now. The apostle John warned us through the leading of God when he penned:
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. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. (I John 2:15-17)
IN THE POSSIBLE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE, (Hypothetical) What if?
Suddenly, a News-flash comes over the Internet. Your radio is blaring out as emergency sirens go off all over your neighborhood. Emergency vehicles are rushing to accidents right in your area. You might wonder “What has happened?”. You turn on the TV and the horror of mass confusion fills the screen. Still another is sitting, uninterested listening to a preacher in church tell the same old story that they have heard many, many times, but “hey, it’s not for me.”. Suddenly, they hear something. Maybe it’s a loud clap of thunder, or was it a trumpet blast? They are not sure. It brings them back to reality, as they look around the seats of all the people that were in the pews are basically empty, except them, and a few others who look at them with sheer terror in their eyes. Suddenly, it dawns on them as they had heard it time and time again and never took it seriously. Their mother, or their father, maybe their son, daughter, or any friend that they knew is suddenly. ………GONE!! Vanished!! They were given no warning and they are left in utter terror. They MAY or may not realize with tears and sobs that they just missed the most important event in all of mankind, the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to carry His chosen ones, His Father’s children to be with Him, forever and ever. I Corinthians chapter 15:
15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
You switch channels and the report is interviewing a “Emergent Church” pastor that makes the statement that these people were removed from earth, as they stood in the way of man’s quest for a peaceful world and ushering in a New World order and unity of the faith. Without these “rabble rousers” maybe we can live in peace and security and focus on making this world the paradise we had envisioned and have “heaven on earth”. Other than that, he has no real explanation.
Switching channels, they find a serious looking gentleman that has just been elected to a New World body and is quite familiar to them. Seems he came out of nowhere. He might have been a unknown senator from Illinois, or may have been president for a while, but now he heads a World “Council on Human Development” headed by the United Nations. He hypothesizes and backs it up with so-called scientific information of monitoring sightings of unusual signs in the skies that have been being tracked for some years now. He may speak of this “it is the opinion of this world body, that these missing people were the victims of an alien abduction. We have reports of saucer type spacecraft flying in various places. Please stay in your homes and do not answer to anyone without official documentation that they are from your local authorities.”
Obviously, this is conjecture, but I believe it is possible, in this scenario, that the event will be somehow explained away. Many people will grasp onto any explanation of what has just happened. How it will be explained away, is for you that read this in your wide-eyed, sheer terror of the events that just went down all around you.
Know one thing, reader of these words, before the man of sin appears, Satan must lay some groundwork to prepare for his acceptance. What better way than to throw the world into quarreling and divisive and wearying confusion? Could the lie to calm the people be attributed to a “war from an invading race ” that is imminent.”? People then yearn for some strong and seemingly wise hands to set things straight, so the nations can “catch their breath” and have a span of peaceful calm. In its wake, confusion creates directionless people, with little desire to change the status quo, whose minds are turned in upon themselves in an attempt to keep what they have. They want to continue in their sinful lives and find answers to this event that has turned their world upside down.
Remember this verse:
Revelation 17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
Revelation 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Maybe it will eventually dawn on some of them that this is not some alien attack, and some may realize that they are gathered to fight against God Himself, but too late to do anything about it, as it will be over in a flash.
Revelation 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
Here our God and Savior, will make short work of this vast army who has come to fight. Will each and every person there believe that he is fighting an invading world for the good of this planet and the survival of the human species? Makes for interesting discussions and it very well could be so, as the lie that has been broadcasted for the last 7 years has penetrated sinful men’s minds to believe and give allegiance to one man who they look to as their “god”. But Jesus will deliver the final blow to this rebellion against God Almighty.
You remember the statement when America invaded Iraq with “shock and awe”? Jesus coming back to set up his kingdom and destroy all rebellion is the real SHOCK AND AWE. Not only is our Savior coming to reign and rule with “shock and awe”, it will be the greatest destruction as you can ever have imagined it. The angel calls the birds to devour the flesh of all people, small and great. Our Creator comes back to wage a righteous war, one that has been brewing for 6,000 years due to man’s hostility and rebellion to God and the lies of the “god of this world” Satan, the devil. By the time this prophecy is fulfilled, God has had enough of sin. Jesus Christ comes back and treads the winepress of His wrath, where the blood spilled comes up to the horse’s bridles. It is hard to imagine blood three or four feet deep and flowing like a river in a 20 mile long valley. Revelation chapter 14, speaks of this valley outside Jerusalem,
14:20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
Where will you be in this terrible hour?
I write this to all who may be reading this commentary after the event of billions of people disappearing from this planet. We, who are prepared, need not fear, but be lifting up our heads, “because our redemption draweth night”. Luke 21:28. But to you who are frightened, confused, and searching for an explanation, you have read the possible reason, and you have read the possible lies that will be forthcoming after this event caught you off-guard. It doesn’t matter what the lie is being proposed, you have just been duped to believing in yourself and no need for God, by Lucifer, the prince of darkness, to you own destruction. The next 7 years will be the most gruesome time in all of mankind’s history. Jesus said in
Matthew chapter 24:,
24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
If you are reading this, and this disappearance of a billion + people has not yet happened, rest assured, God will do what He said He will do. All that I have tried to do is make as an imagery in your minds of the horror that is coming, the lies that will be spoken, the lying wonders designed to deceive you will be done according to what the Word of God says. If you are this side of the lies and this reported possible “war of the worlds” then there is still time to make Jesus the Lord of your life. If you wish to find out the true path to everlasting life, then I invite you to send me an email inquiring the path to take and instruction in true biblical faith in the only Savior of mankind. Remember one thing from here to the events I attempt to jypothesize…when this happens, a lie WILL be put out in the media to confuse you, to calm you, and yes, to lie to you.
Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
I beseech you, do not be the one who follows the broad way, as that is the way of the Anti-Christ and the coming tribulation, but enter by the way of the narrow path and the narrow gate to everlasting life. Do not believe whatever lie is thrown out for an explanation of a billion + people gone missing. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ while the time is still available before the Tribulation begins all its unspeakable horrors. That gate is Jesus Christ and His resurrection. Wish to find out more? Email me! Because if you are reading this and any scenario explaining the disappearance of so many people instantly, then my friend “Woe unto you.” The prophecies outlined in Revelation chapter 6-19 are at your very doorstep.
This is Pastor Mike Taylor, wishing you God’s love in your life. If you wish to email me for biblical instruction, a need for prayer, or just to listen, send me an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org,