A Regular Routine in Times of Chaos and Uncertainty: The Comfort of the Familiar

tea: the ordinary; the familiar

Most people HUNGER for the ordinary routine of everyday life. They may not even be aware that they LOVE their routines so much–until a time of mass chaos strikes.
The Snare of Familiarity: A Touch of the Ordinary

Mass chaos is VERY MUCH a part of the end times.

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”
–Matthew 24:6-8

War, famine, pestilence, earthquakes: and this is only the beginning of the last days.

A short time later, the man of sin begins his satanic “Golden Age of Man” reign of terror.

THEN, chaos on earth truly begins–particularly for those few of the kingdom of heaven.

“And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”
–Revelation 13:5-7

“I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them…And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.” “
–Daniel 7:21,25

However, chaos and God’s judgment await all those who thought to avoid the unpleasantness which comes with the name of Jesus Christ-–which is ALL who dwell upon the earth (except those written in the Lamb’s book of life. Which are few.)

“And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image. And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea. And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds. And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.”
–Revelation 16:1-4,8-12

And this does not even count the Battle of Armageddon, where the kings of the earth assemble their armies to fight against the return of Jesus Christ and the armies of heaven.

“And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.”
–Revelation 16:13-14,16

“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse [Jesus Christ], and against his army.

So, the last days will be filled with chaos and upheaval and GREAT CHANGE.

At the beginning of the man of sin’s 42 months, the GREAT CHANGES will be instituted by the man of sin.

BUT why–particularly after all of the many warnings in the Bible–would mankind follow after a guy who will lead them to their total and utter destruction?

  1. Man no longer believes the Bible,
  2. Man has LONG history of following leaders anxious to ride the slippery slide down to death and destruction.
  3. Many of the changes–which would have been thought of as “shocking” or “unbelievable” only twenty years ago–won’t really be that much different than what takes place currently.
  4. Given a choice between what is right and true and correct OR his comfort, man ALMOST ALWAYS opts for his comfort NOW.

And few things provide as much comfort as a person’s routine: those little bits of everyday ordinary which tell a person that “Life goes on.”

The Deception that Tomorrow Will Be Much Like Today and Yesterday

Perhaps that is why the phrase–many swear is in the Bible (It is not.)–“This too shall pass” (An Iranian phrase) is so popular.

Inside the city of Jerusalem, there is a little jewelry shop known for creating hammered pieces engraved with meaningful words. Some people order pieces with their names, others with favorite Bible verses. However, the store’s most popular piece is a silver ring with the Hebrew version of these words: “This, too, shall pass.”
This too shall pass

While many poke fun at a ROUTINE, one’s routine is usually what one uses to assure oneself that all is right with his corner of the world.

Being able to access parts of one’s daily routine is NOT a sign that “All is right with the world.”

But many believe it to be.

One’s routine MAY provide comfort–otherwise, the individual habits and behaviors which make up that routine are usually replaced.

One’s routine MAY offer comfort because one’s routine is an assurance that today was just like yesterday.

MORE: The Deception that Tomorrow Will Be Much Like Today and Yesterday

One speculation is that the man of sin will offer the world’s populations their favorite little piece of yesterday (if at all possible).  A glass of tea, a cup of coffee, listening to music at the same time every night, curling up with a good book: these are parts of many people’s daily routines.

As long as it does not conflict with the man of sin’s plans–and his machinations are many and diverse–various elements of normal daily routines will be offered to populations in an effort to keep the restless subdued.

Routine is not only a comfort: it can also be used as a method of control.

And the man of sin (the false prophet; the false messiah; the antichrist) will be looking to exert control over EVERY facet of life that he can.

So while the world may be openly worshiping Satan, at least they’ll be able to buy a cup of coffee before the singing starts.

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
–Proverbs 14:12

DOES the reader have any little habits he has settled into in his daily life?

Even though we are living in the end times, DOES the reader take comfort in these reassuring little bits of normality?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation


“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 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. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: March 20-22 2020.]




by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image: Photo by Héctor López on Unsplash.com

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