Luk 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
When The Lord returns, will he find any faith on the earth? It's sad to realize that this question would come to his mind, and he'd ask it- as I look around me in my day, I'm asking the same question. Some time will be spent looking into what some commentators have to say about this verse; and what we can learn from them.
THE LESSON FOR DARK DAYS
There are three phases in our Lord’s teaching about prayer-that of Mat_6:1-34, Luk_18:1-43, and the words of Joh_14:1-31; Joh_15:1-27. In Luk_18:1-8 He exhorts to uniformity and urgency. There is an aspect of prayer that we are in danger of overlooking when the skies are blue and the sun is shining, and that is, the need of holy violence.
This lesson is taught, in the parable of this paragraph, by a striking contrast which may be stated thus: If an unjust and ungodly judge will finally grant a just petition, out of base and selfish motives and merely to save himself from being worried by a defenseless and oppressed woman, how much more shall the just and merciful God hear the cry and avenge the cause of those whom He loves. If answers to certain prayers, which we have offered in an agony of tears, are slow in coming, we may be sure, either that the time is not ripe, or that He is going to do something better. F.B. Meyer comm.
B.W. Johnson goes back to verses 6-8, and gives this thought:
The Lord said. This is the application of the parable.
Shall not God avenge his elect? If an unjust, hard-hearted judge can be moved by the persistent prayers of a widow, will not the tender, loving, good Father hear the cries of his children?
Though he bear long. Rather, as in the Revision, "He is long-suffering over them." He is long-suffering for them for their own good, and long-suffering towards their enemies in order that they may have opportunity to repent.
Shall he find faith on the earth? Prayer is the utterance of faith. Prayerlessness is proof of unbelief. The Lord, pained by the unbelief of even his disciples, shows in these words what a burden to him is our unbelief (see Mat_17:17).
And from the JFB commentary:
speedily — as if pained at the long delay, impatient for the destined moment to interpose. (Compare Pro_29:1.)
Nevertheless, etc. — that is, Yet ere the Son of man comes to redress the wrongs of His Church, so low will the hope of relief sink, through the length of the delay, that one will be fain to ask, Will He find any faith of a coming avenger left on the earth?
From this we learn:
(1) That the primary and historical reference of this parable is to the Church in its widowed, desolate, oppressed, defenseless condition during the present absence of her Lord in the heavens;
(2) That in these circumstances importunate, persevering prayer for deliverance is the Church’s fitting exercise;
(3) That notwithstanding every encouragement to this, so long will the answer be delayed, while the need of relief continues the same, and all hope of deliverance will have nearly died out, and “faith” of Christ’s coming scarcely to be found. But the application of the parable to prayer in general is so obvious as to have nearly hidden its more direct reference, and so precious that one cannot allow it to disappear in any public and historical interpretation.
Cross reference verses that give deeper insight into this is:
Mat 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
I believe we are now in the beginning of sorrows, see also- Mark ch. 13:1-37
Mat 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
Mat 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
Mat 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Mat 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
I believe the Lord asks the question, because of the depth of depravity the world will have sunk to, by the time He does return; and when he does, few will be ready, or even be looking for him. Christians will be persecuted, and slaughtered; but the irony will be, the ungodly in many parts of the world will still be profiting/running their businesses, partying and living large, until the day He comes; take a look at this:
No One Knows That Day and Hour
Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mat 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
As were the days of Noah. As the deluge surprised the world, so will the Lord's coming. For them, it was just another day, until God shut the door, and it started to rain. No doubt, they didn't have a clue the danger they were in, until it kept raining day after day, until there was no place to go. One can imagine the screams and cries of those who begged to be let on the ark, when the waters came up over their heads, but, it was now too late. It will be the same, when the Son of Man comes in the clouds, for his own.
Mat 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Sounds a lot like today, unknown thousands of Christians are killed every week, but you never hear about it on the news- their too busy peddling their fake news and propaganda; and keeping that smile on, no matter what. Christians here in this country are starting to feel the same persecutions other believer's have endured for a long time, such as China, Russia, parts of Africa, etc.
Peter goes on to describe and explain why hardly anybody will believe it, when the Lord does come;
2Pe 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
2Pe 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
2Pe 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
2Pe 3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
Where is the promise of his coming? This question is asked by the scoffers, as though the coming of Christ was so long delayed that all hope had ended. They take advantage of the disappointment to try to destroy faith.
All things continue. The scoffers assert that the regular order of nature continues right on as it was from the beginning. They forget the deluge.
2 Peter 3:4
(Compare Psa_10:11; Psa_73:11.) Presumptuous skepticism and lawless lust, setting nature and its so-called laws above the God of nature and revelation, and arguing from the past continuity of nature’s phenomena that there can be no future interruption to them, was the sin of the antediluvians, and shall be that of the scoffers in the last days.
Where — implying that it ought to have taken place before this, if ever it was to take place, but that it never will.
the promise — which you, believers, are so continually looking for the fulfillment of (2Pe_3:13). What becomes of the promise which you talk so much of?
his — Christ’s; the subject of prophecy from the earliest days.
the fathers — to whom the promise was made, and who rested all their hopes on it.
all things — in the natural world; skeptics look not beyond this.
as they were — continue as they do; as we see them to continue. From the time of the promise of Christ’s coming as Savior and King being given to the fathers, down to the present time, all things continue, and have continued, as they now are, from “the beginning of creation.” The “scoffers” here are not necessarily atheists, nor do they maintain that the world existed from eternity. They are willing to recognize a God, but not the God of revelation. They reason from seeming delay against the fulfillment of God’s word at all.
2Pe 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
2Pe 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
2Pe 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
2Pe 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
2Pe 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
What do we look for to gauge where we are in God's timeline for his return? Jesus gives us a good picture:
1. The gospel of the kingdom must be preached in all the world as a witness;
Mat 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
The media sources, iphones, computers, TV, radio, the internet, ipads, all are being used to spread the gospel now, around the world. It says it's to be preached, it doesn't say everyone will get saved.
2. There will be signs in the sun, moon, stars, and the sea raging, with nations in perplexity.
The Coming of the Son of Man
Luk 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Luk 21:26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Luk 21:27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
I've posted multitudes of articles, videos, and news clips of disasters, plagues, and earthquakes have increased. We only have to sit and listen, and read-the news is telling us we are in the days Jesus described. We need to head his warning-look up, our redemption draws nigh.
The corona virus pandemic/covid-19 is one more thing to add to the world wide increase of pestilences and plagues, and the world health organization run by Bill Gates from hell, will be working feverishly to get a vaccine to force people to take/to further his depopulation agenda-it's all part of these endtime events; and we're seeing the prophecies in Matthew playing out in front of our eyes.
This is going to be a long blog, for those with short attention spans, or young people who can't handle truth, this won't be for you. Many in society can handle the weekend horror flicks, superhero demonic films, blood and gore-as long as it stays in the entertainment category. The problem is, this world is becoming one enormous horror movie-and we are living in it; and we will continue to see the truth of this played out in time to come.
I've put off doing this blog for a long time, I don't want to do it; but the Lord is requiring me to. Whatever the reader does with it, is up to you. I'm going to bring out some points about this corona virus pandemic, and how it connects and relates to other issues that's taken place in the last several years.
Anyone with eyes to see, has noticed the open onslaught of satanic rituals worldwide put on by the Hollywood industry, the Superbowl halftime shows/which are nothing BUT satanic rituals, and opening events in Europe-one of which I've posted links and video of, of the opening of the Gotthard Tunnel 2016; a blatant satanic ritual-and when they are dancing around the goat-the cameras didn't show them doing homosexual sex acts for all to see. These Satanic rituals are going on around the world, in this country every Halloween, and other holidays and are "right in your face"; they are telling you loud and clear that they are calling up demons from hell, to the surface of this planet-and it's working. Satan, who is the god of this world right now, loves all the fools doing this. When he is done with you, you will join them all in the lake of fire-when he's killed you off too.
What's my point about this and the coronavirus/covid-19 pandemic? This is a beginning step to starting up the NWO. Many other Christians who see this have written, blogged, and made videos connecting the dots. But I'm seeing some things I've not heard from anyone else; and am going to put it out here and let you make up your own minds.
The elites in control of the worlds money system, and and those funding these star-studded satanic rituals have opened up doors from hell and released the strongest principalities and powers of darkness that God in his mercy, has held in check for thousands of years.
They have unleashed on this planet powerful forces of evil that they think they have control over-they are going to be sadly mistaken; and will realize to their horror-what they have unleashed on themselves.
The demonic principalities and powers of darkness who are now working in and among the governments, and especially the U.S., will now put on the pressure and the storms of economic collapse, along with this pandemic will bring an uprising in this country, which is what they want. Civil war is coming, and probably war from another country.
For years, in my area, I've tried to warn the pastor's, the churches, my own daughter and son in law, that the merchandising had to stop. The last night I taught at Teen Challenge, was because my heart was broken when I walked into the chapel to find a pool table, slot machines, and games set up; I finished the last teaching that night in 2009-and never went back. I do not see any change today, and it's grievous to me, the emphasis is all smiles and comedy shows; but it is more grievous to God. Now, I'm going to say what God has give me specifically to say to the Churches of this country; the Lord spoke this to me the first time many years ago-BEFORE I left Teen Challenge. When God spoke this to me, I couldn't believe it, and said to him, "How can it possibly be done, to shut down EVERY church in the country?....well, now I know. This is what I was told:
"I am nauseated with these prosperity teaching churches, if they do not repent, and turn back to my gospel, I'm going to shut down every church in this country at once. I've sent servants to them, warning them, pleading with them to repent and stop fleecing my people-they will not listen. You will see it where you are teaching, it will break your heart-but know it's only a taste of what I am seeing world wide, I will not put up with it for very much longer. Pray for them, that they repent, if they do not; I WILL shut down every one of them ALL AT ONCE. I will judge my Church, I will cleanse it, I will separate those who will keep my word, and preach it without compromise; from those who only do it to promote themselves, and make a profit off of MY NAME. The day will come, I'll require you to say this-when there's been space for them to repent. If they do not, I'll tell you to release this."
I personally do not think anyone will listen now, anymore than before, but I've done what I've been asked.
This pandemic was the death blow to this country- it's breaking the back of the economy completely, and those with small businesses. These are the one's who've held this country together-and they know this. Their mandatory Identification agenda may take a little longer than they want, because there's believers down here still praying, still doing warfare for those last souls to come into the kingdom of God; before all hell breaks loose.
Is God asleep, does he not care, has he left the scene, and left us to ourselves?
No, he's given the wicked free reign to do all that's in their hearts- to accomplish HIS purposes.
Pro 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Take notice Satanists: All the imaginations of your wicked souls will be returned to you a hundredfold. You'll enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season-but then sudden destruction. The depths of hell awaits you.
1Ki 8:32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
Pro 1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
Jer 2:19 Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backsliding's shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
There's been a war going on in heaven for some time now, and the Lord has let me know; it's coming down to us-and we've brought it on ourselves. This is the end of days, and the full measure of the verse that defines the wicked of our day;
Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
God knows it, and He says of this world now;
Rev 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
Rev 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb
Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Yes, the satanists have danced, they've howled like wolves on every high hill, they've called up their demonic hordes from hell, and Satan has said "Heed them, and come up; but do not reveal your true selves-until I bid you to-then devour them in a moment-skin them alive/and roast them/as they roasted the carcasses of their victims and licked their lips in their lust for blood. Give them their just rewards."
For the wicked, the days of untold cruelty and slaughter is coming. God gives his people instruction now, that we need to heed:
Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
Rev 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
The Harvest of the Earth
Rev 14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
Rev 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
Rev 14:16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
Rev 14:17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
Rev 14:18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
Rev 14:19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
Rev 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.
I've released the warning- I do not know the time-frame. We may have only minutes left before the Lord comes for us; we may be here a few more years. Whatever the case-I've given the warning. Do with it; as you wish.
Over the years, I've been accused of being a coward, and not willing to face people, and only use these blogs to attack people. I agree, I do post very hard things to see and hear; I'll answer this way:
1. I've been used by the Lord for over 40 years, and said things to peoples faces that has gotten me in trouble by churches, bible teachers, and pew sitters/because they didn't want to hear what was said. It didn't make any difference if it was true, they didn't want to hear it.
2. The things I've watched unfold sitting in front of my TV, on my computer, and listening to world news, God has shown me years before they happened, and required me to speak/ I've obeyed and paid the cost. If you were in my shoes, you may have a different attitude, and one day God will reveal whether I'm a coward or not-some will be surprised at the answer they get.
3. I've tried to warn people in churches I attended for years-and gotten chastised, rebuked, and kicked out of them. I've stood on platforms, and given prophetic messages no one wanted to hear, given bible teachings no one wanted to hear, and gotten told to be quiet, change what I was teaching or leave. I've tried to warn the prosperity preachers, my own daughter and son in law, and pastors of churches in this area-that God was going to judge this land and stop the merchandising churches-he's doing it now. No one would listen to me-now it's too late.
4. I've been jeered at and made fun of in public places, by many many people- the day will come, when this life is over, they will stand before God, and he will deal with them. I've forgiven them, and hope they get saved, and I see they made to heaven; I'd wish hell on no one, not my worst enemy.
I'm very aware that I'll be labeled a mental case, and crazy. I'm used to it-I've been accused of this for a long time-prove it.
Lately, because I'm growing old, and fed up with the harassment and antagonism of the REAL mental cases that seem to run everything down here now; I've lost my temper, and given a few of them some of their own actions/I've had to do some repenting. I'm not the only one who's dealt with this here; I've talked to several who've had the same thing done to them, and know just what I'm dealing with. It gives me some comfort to know, other people see the truth of what goes on under the veneer of phony smiles and "good old boy" drug dealers, boozers, and old guy's with nothing better to do, than make other people's lives miserable, if they can, and in the filthiest way possible. I'm tired of dealing with this, and figure it's time to look for the day I'll do it again-home, in heaven. This, is definitely not my home. But, I've posted a photo below that describes my attitude well; if anybody wants trouble with me, just know-I don't run, just remember that. If you want trouble-bring it on.
I've come to the place of seeing that it's not worth trying to do the things I used to enjoy-kayaking, sitting by a river with my camera, trying to get a nice picture of some unusual waterfowl, simple/good things I used to enjoy-those days are gone, I'm going to become a homebody, and stay here.
I'm posting links below of blogs I've written years before this happened, as warnings-people may find confirming. the video links and the one posted will give you a good idea of the Satanic bondage's this world has come under-if you have eyes to see.
I'll leave this with just this question; do you know Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, if not, please don't wait. Surrender your life to him, ask him to forgive you of your sins, and help you live for him. Get a bible and start reading it, and applying it to your life. He loves you, there's a place prepared for you in heaven, but you need to open your heart and let Him in. I pray you do, I hope to see you there, when this life is over.
Links of blogs and videos related to this topic:
Slow Train Coming www.twosparrowsministry.org/home/slow-train-coming
The Church At Laodicia: www.twosparrowsministry.org/home/the-church-at-laodecia
False Fronts 2/2/2019 https://www.twosparrowsministry.org/home/false-fronts
A Line In The Sand 4/8/18 www.twosparrowsministry.org/home/a-line-in-the-sand
MORE ON THE GOTTARD TUNNEL SATANIC CEREMONY
Another Easter season is upon us, and though people are dealing with a pandemic quarantine, many will celebrate it; for the kids.
Now kids, is there really an Easter bunny? Does he really hide brightly colored eggs all over the yard, or around the house, for you to find and enjoy? Does he really leave a basket of goodies, chocolates, marshmallow chicks, and toys?........No.
Easter has nothing to do with any of this, nor does it really celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It was, and always has been a pagan holiday, which has been intermingled into a confusing mixture of pagan celebrations.
Those who have never been born again as Jesus speaks of in the gospel of John, and live their lives till they die, celebrating these pagan holidays; and never coming to know Christ, will find themselves jumping into the lake of fire right along with the Easter bunny.
The true significance of what the Easter holiday should be, is what Paul teaches us in scripture:
1Co 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
1Co 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
1Co 15:5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
1Co 15:6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
1Co 15:7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
1Co 15:8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
Act 16:30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
Act 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
When Jesus died on the cross, he took our place, he gave himself for us, and covered our sins with his own blood. This salvation is a free gift-there's nothing we can do to earn it-all we can do is acknowledge to Him our sin-come to Him simply, acknowledge that we are sinners, ask for His forgiveness; and receive it. Then, simply ask Him to help you live for him now; and start reading the bible and applying it to your life.
He loves us to the extent, that while we were dead in sins, unholy, unthankful; he still went to the cross for us.
2Co 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
For anyone in this day, to live their entire life, and continue to celebrate the pagan practices of demonic gods and goddesses-until they end up falling into hell at their death-is a tragedy; and more so than at any time in history, because the truth is there for anyone who wants to know it. Today, we have the history and information at our fingertips, and there's really no excuse for not knowing; unless you just refuse to want to know the truth. Sadly that is the case for most people today.
The video below gives a simple clear explanation of what Easter really was in Jesus' and Herod's day, and the link below is a longer teaching on the origins of Easter.
The Truth About Easter
Christ is risen, risen indeed-I pray for those walking in darkness, that this holiday season would bring a prick to the hearts of many, and it would cause them not to waste time on bunnies, but consider their eternal souls-and come to Christ for salvation.
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No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me,
saith the LORD.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
is born of God overcometh the world: and this is
the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
Who is he that overcometh the world,
but he that believeth
that Jesus is the
Son of God?
But they that wait
upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
The Whole Armor
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all,
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Am I racist? Read the blog below from my other site-it will fully answer this question.
The Race Issue-posted 3/8/2019- https://www.twosparrowsministry.org/home/the-race-issue
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