“Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.”
The glue that holds many of man’s elite fighting forces together when other, similar groups fade away are the intangibles.
Hard work; common, shared deprivation–all the while ingesting HEAVY indoctrination; appeals to honor, pride or past glories: all are techniques used to ensure that an elite fighting unit BELIEVES it is elite.
The elite fighting forces of man were NOT created in a day: it takes YEARS for man to nurture the necessary spirit which distinguishes man’s best armed groups.
BUT, previously, man was not deceived enough to fight against God Himself.
UNTIL the last days.
“And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. 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.”
At the Battle of Armageddon, man, no doubt, places a GREAT deal of trust and faith in his elite forces which man has painstakingly constructed over the years and which have previously demonstrated their skill and camaraderie.
How deceived does a man have to be in order to fight against his Creator?
A Creator who KNOWS man inside and out?
A Creator who can destroy in SECONDS that which has taken man YEARS to construct?
And so, God employs one of His favorite tactics against His rebelling creation: FEAR.
Satan, the world and mankind may use FEAR to whip these fighting brigades into a fever pitch. BUT, a few hours at Armageddon will demonstrate the power of FEAR as used by its Creator vs the power of FEAR used by the world and Satan.
”And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man’s sword shall be against his brother.”
Even though the elite fighting forces of man are forged in the fires of indoctrination and pride, God will undo all of man’s handiwork in a few seconds with God’s mastery of FEAR.
“The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him”
It’s not like the wicked–who make up these elite corps of man–were not warned.
“As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more”
“For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.”
“When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them: but he that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain”
“The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.”
HOWEVER, end times man is deceived and puts his trust in himself and other men INSTEAD OF THE LORD WHO CREATED THEM ALL.
End times man–especially those men who make up elite fighting forces–do not believe the warnings because they do NOT believe God’s Word.
Man depends on the intangibles to instill DISCIPLINE and TOUGHNESS.
But, the LORD who created those intangibles rules all.
And so, the YEARS it has taken man to carefully build his ELITE FIGHTING UNITS will all come undone in SECONDS when those ELITE UNITS meet their Creator.
DOES the reader believe the intangibles are important when creating any type of elite team?
It is not YET too late: there is still a little 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?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“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.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 1, 2021.]
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