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The Sky Is Falling! A Letter To Chicken Little & His Fearful Flock Of Birds

January 30, 2012 in Bro. Heath's Blogs, The Holy Bride


chickenlittle“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. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 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?” 2 Peter 3:10-12

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.” Psalms 27:1-6.

“So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” Isaiah 59:19

Dear Chicken Little And Your Fearful Flock Of Birds;
I want to to first of all commend you on your discernment. There is no doubt about it, the sky is falling. Unless you’ve got your head in the sand and/or are distracted by “Dancing with the Stars”, or Facebook “Farmville” or the Superbowl” or perhaps you’re still wondering if you should get new stainless steel appliances to match your granite countertops… as is the casual, flippant and vain lifestyles of most Americans, you can see that something is totally out of kilter with this present world. Every wicked thing imaginable and unimaginable has exploded upon our globe. Drugs, suicide, family violence, murder, rape and sadistic crimes have ripped past any nice containable chart, breaking the sad statistics the year before. Every conceivable social malady has been thrust upon us and America is spiraling spiritually, morally, socially, ideologically and politically out of control. The sky is truly falling.
It is also gravely evident that our economy is on the verge of a total collapse. Corporate America has been crumbling not in small pieces but in big chunks. Banks are failing everywhere. The dollar continues to decline and many economic analysts are predicting a wildly, out of control inflationary period with an eventual death to the dollar itself. We are already seeing shocking price increases in our food, our fuel and our basic necessities. Wall street is more shaky than jello on a subway car. The fluctuation of extreme highs and lows in the markets is a tell tale sign of the “death rattle” before the death. Predictions by religious soothsayers, government officials seeking political gain and the manipulated media mongrels are downplaying the shocking evidence but any economic expert worth his salt will tell you that things are going to get very doomy and gloomy on our present course. They tell us to look for economic turmoil that rivals the 2008 fiasco and makes the great depression look great! There are sure indicators of the world as we know it about to end. Brace yourselves for the coming shockers in our way of life. With highly probable scenarios of worldwide food and gas shortages, massive rioting and a total breakdown of our “domino engineered” built societal and physical infrastructure/systems. Anarchy is in view. The sky is indeed falling.

Our nation is in political free fall. We are seeing blatant scandals to our constitutional liberties and freedom to protest and peaceful assembly. Enigmatic and stealthy laws are being passed when no one is hardly looking that gives our government unbridled dictatorial powers and the dissolution of our constitution. High treason has been committed from our politicians to our president and instead of being outraged and becoming militant activists to save our republic, we play putt put golf and take our kids to Disneyland. We gulp down popcorn and a coke while watching illusionary, morally bankrupt movies while our nation is systematically destroyed by the globalist agenda for a New World, “1984”, tyrant and elite Order. The United Nations continue to amass the power and wealth and is actively engaged as the world authority. Everyday seems to reveal another piece in the puzzle of the mystery of the last days and the Biblical prophecies concerning what takes place before the return of Christ. The sky is indeed falling.

Our puppet politicians, bought and paid for by these evil bankster elites, like the magician’s slight of hand, focus our attention on their “promises and their patriotism and then do the bidding of a global agenda. This agenda is to destroy and put in disarray the present world order (economic and political). Their goal is to shipwreck the present world system so to bring in their “benevolent solution” of a world governing body of bankster/corporate elitists that strip the nations of the world of sovereign rule and the peoples of the world from true democratic freedom and God given civil liberties. There is a radical, fascistic agenda in our present American politics to keep our people in la la land, thinking that we have a fair and just democratic system, all the while bringing this nation to it’s demise and eventual transition to a dictatorship. But most of us have been properly brainwashed by CIA handlers partnering with Hollywood and other societal engineers who have successfully trained us to roll our eyes and have a knee jerk reaction to anything that might implicate “conspiracy “. “Conspiracy is always just theory, don’t you know that! Our government is just not capable or culpable of such twisted and evil intent…

No, perhaps we have some superficial corruption but for the most part, our government is a benevolent institution that we must trust and obey.” So says the preacher, the prophet, the politician and the prostitute press and Hollywood hookers. Like the Wizard of Oz, don’t pay attention to the elites who purchase whole governments and have politicians in their back pocket…. with the true global agendas behind the curtain, just keep your eyes on the wise and benevolent Oz, maker of your welfare check, government grants and subsidies. The sky is falling.

Yes, we are also seeing a explosion and accelerated pace in “big brother” technology implementation and “police state” activities. The U.S. government continues to make sweeping power grabs through legislation. Federal agencies continue to expand in size, power and jurisdiction. Incidences of big government breaking the constitutional rights of little ol’ citizens of this nation have increased dramatically over the last several years. People are being arrested and treated like scum criminals for things such as choosing to drink raw milk or growing their own garden on their own property. Local, state and federal laws and “zoning commissions”, like rats, have nibbled away at every freedom that we once knew until you can’t even build a house, remove a tree, grow food, hunt or fish on your own land. Can’t you see, we’re not in Kansas anymore? Like the old song prophesied, “Bye, Bye Miss American Pie” but who cares about lasting freedom when your pumped up about Justin Bieber or your favorite reality show? Too many are living in a fantasy reality and have no clue what true reality is.

Cover-ups and conspiracies are more numerous to even keep up with… although to the mass population hooked on the latest news on Linsey Lohan or Monday Night Football, “conspiracy” is the talk of people who can’t just enjoy the superficial medias around us. The government continues to allow and promote the ungodly lifestyles of homosexuals and sexual perverts in the military and in civilian life while attacking and questioning the validity of Christianity and Christian morality. Soldiers are liberated to talk about their disgusting sexual practices of sodomy and beastiality but then ordered to leave their Bibles at home. The sky is falling and most are too dumbed down or watered down to even realize it.

Russia, China, North Korea and other allied communist and dictatorial blocs who literally hate America continue to mass huge amounts of nuclear, conventional weapons and troops, as they sharpen their military edge and pointing their intentions in our direction. The complex mess of the Middle East and the tensions are mounting every day between the west, Israel, Iran, Russia and China. There is much indication that these countries are expecting to wage an all out war on a nuclear scale in the very near future. The sky is falling.

Society continues to become increasingly immoral and deviant from truth. Acceptance to filth and violence continues while intolerance of Christian principle and moral stands are scorned as fanatical. A generation of young people have risen up that are blatantly rebellious and callous to God’s Word. America as a whole has turned it’s back on God, it’s founding heritage and has chosen to dive head first into the cesspool of sadistic and hedonistic wickedness. It seems to be the popular slam dunk of Hollywood to portray Christians as axe-wielding fanatics or perverted preachers and narrow minded hypocrites. A slow but frightening societal brainwashing has occurred in this. We are seeing a generation of youth that are now intolerant and even violently resistant to the gospel and evangelicals. The sky is falling.

All over the world earthquakes, famine, pestilence, disease and war continue to escalate in frequency and intensity. Natural disasters, hurricanes, forest fires and freak weather have increased dramatically here in America. The result has been major destruction and billions of dollars being sucked from our already dead economy. The sky is falling. False Christs, prophets and teachers continue to rise up within Christianity, leading people into heretical and damnable lifestyles. False religions and cults continue to spread like wild fire. The sky is falling…

Noah: The First Chicken Little
No doubt, this old world is sinking fast. The flood of ungodliness and heathenism is saturating the boat of humanity to the point of unfloatability. Throughout history the world has always had leaks and major leaks but nothing like today… Well except for one other instance… at one moment in history God saw that the world had reached the point of unfloatability… So He started over with a man named Noah. Noah was the first to cry, “The sky is falling” and sure enough it did. He finished off the old sinking ship with a 40 day flood and built a new boat. Noah’s boat has been afloat ever since. History records major blows to this boat. Generations have come and gone where ungodliness reigned and wickedness ruled. The boat took in much water at times. However, a “Joshua” would rise up and purge the wickedness with the flame of God. Revival would come and the flood of ungodliness would be contained or at least slow down. The inevitable sinking ship would amazingly make a come back.

Only by the mercy of God did it stay afloat at times. The old ship (the world) which God sank was described as a society “whose hearts and imaginations were continually set on doing evil”. Now we see the same sort of society today. We are again in the Noah generation… where evil is considered good and good considered evil. “The sky is falling”, said Noah “and so is the wrath of God against injustice and perversion!” But no one listened to Noah, that first “Chicken Little”… and were lost because of it.

Stopping A Mac Truck With Eyelids Closed And Happy Thoughts
I also agree with you Chicken Little about the cozy and convenient mind set that many folks stubbornly hold on to today. Yes, the sky is falling but many are unaware or worse yet unconcerned about it. It is true that we live in a society that is bent on fairy tales and Hollywood happy-endings. However, blinding ourselves to the facts is no real consolation. No matter how tight I close my eyes or “think happy thoughts”, a speeding Mac truck will still flatten me if I am standing in it’s path. The “Peter Pan” mentality works well in fairy tales but trying flying without a parachute in real life. You will go “splat” and that’s that. Happy thoughts have killed many “Peter Pans” and would-be-Supermans.

So many folks don’t want to hear any negative reflections or gloomy statistics. They are lulled into a false security by pampering themselves with only the positive side of everything or worse still, by only listening to the flattery and lies of manipulative leaders. Many people are unaware of how corrupt and far off the path America has become, sheltering themselves with the worldly whore media who use “smoke screens and mirrors” to avoid people from becoming alarmed with the real truth. Mention a negative news source or bring up a topic on the end times and watch them call you a “doom and gloomer”, an “alarmist”, a “pessimist” a “fring fanatic” an “extremist” a “fearmonger” or some other nasty little label. They are essentially saying, “please don’t speak to me about reality or sobering truths but only tell me the things that will fluff my pillow and keep my mind in “la la land”. An ugly deception begins to cloud their logic and perception of reality.

They actually never see the disturbing side of the world and eventually smell roses even in a garbage dump. They glow with a false peace of mind that deceives them into thinking they are safe and secure. However, this peace of mind is a fragile flower that will perish, come the first rains. Then all their happy thoughts will leave them and all the “Peter Pans” will come crashing down with the falling sky…

Floating Bubbles Never Changed The World For Better
Why is living in “la la land” not a smart move? Why is being in denial of what is truly taking place in this world so popular? First of all, it is not the real world and is a lie that will shatter your soul if you believe in it for any real length of time. Being positive and looking at the bright side is not harmful in itself. Actually, it is healthy to be positive. We need to be full of faith and looking towards hope in all situations. But to altogether negate or belittle the negative side of our existence is a lopsided view of life. We are out of kilter and are a floating bubble that will eventually pop from the harsh elements of truth.

Being overly positive without any sense of reality numbs us to the problems and struggles around us. We will be self-absorbed in our own “reality” and never be effective in helping others or meeting needs. How can we meet a need if we are too blind to see it? How can we be a servant to souls if we have no burden for them? We have to focus on the negative in order to change it to a positive. This is a practical step towards influencing our world for good. Thinking “happy thoughts” doesn’t feed the hungry or clothe the poor. It just makes us feel good in the midst of another man’s pain and need. However, getting our hands dirty for righteous causes will do more than all the “happy thoughts” in the world. The most noble among us are those who practice “happy thoughts” not those who ponder them. Actions speak louder than words and sonic booms all the positive thinking ever thought. As the Bible speaks, “Be not hearers only, but doers”... do not be thinkers only, but put hands to your “happy thoughts”!

The Spirit Of True Prophecy
Chicken Little, you are right… it is the spirit of true prophecy which declares the end times to be in the here and now. The signs are clearly evident. The handwriting is on the wall. It takes not even a prophet to see that “a rolling stone gathers moss”…and “a nation and people who forget God will be turned into Hell”. Like Jeremiah and the lonely prophets of old who warned of judgment on a wicked generation, so it is no condemnation to you to speak of God’s wrath on sin and wickedness on this generation. It is not wrong to warn people of impending judgment.

Actually, you will be held accountable if you do not warn people of coming judgment and to repent of their wickedness. “Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.” Ezekiel 3:17-19

It is God’s Word that declares that “God is angry with the wicked every day” (Psalms 7:11) and that the “wrath of God is to be revealed against all ungodliness”. (Romans 1:18) The Word of God plainly teaches that in the last days there would be very horrifying, alarming reports in every direction. The book of Revelation and many prophets of the Old and New Testament declare the end of the age to be a dark and desperate hour… with much tribulation… “the hearts of men failing them for fear for what is coming upon the earth…” Luke 21:26 Truly, It is not wrong for you to speak of a day soon to come when suffering, persecution and even martyrdom will pursue the saint like a hound dog from Hell. We know that Satan, “knowing his time is short has come down with great wrath against the saints” Revelation 12:12

It is evident that a worldwide persecution and slaughter of the sons of God is being carefully planned by the hordes of demons and demonized men of this New World Order. It is also evident that plans now being implemented will make the whole world under a one world fascistic system with a one world religion and this even now peaks the horizon. It is also safe to say that no “fair weather Christians” will make it in the coming days of darkness… they will buckle under the pressures of a “New World Order” that demands their allegiance to the beast, the mark and the antichrist … they’ll be one of the first to sign up for the triple six lotto… they will compromise their soul to “enjoy the fleeting pleasures of Egypt rather than to suffer with the people of God”. (Hebrews 11:25) When they are tested and tried by fire they will be found lacking. They will be the ones that turn on their fellow countrymen, the saints of God… then “brother will betray brother” and families will be divided…

These “tares” or false converts of the kingdom will shed their sheepskin dressing to reveal the wolves they have always been. They will deliver the true saints up to be killed, deceived that they are “doing God a service”. It will be a time of hurt and shock as some of us watch the very ones we loved and trusted “betray us with a kiss” to be sent as “lambs to the slaughter”… “wounded in the house of our friends”… A number of Christian parents will watch their sons and daughters that they nurtured from birth betray them to the wicked authorities who will be possessed by antichrist spirits… as “children betray their parents”… according to the Word of God. I have no real contention with you in being straightforward with making your flock of birds aware of the falling sky and the dark storm on the horizon. I think this is only right and fair to your flock. They need to be aware and made urgent for the hour in which they live.

Paper Umbrellas Won’t Save Us From The Falling Sky
However, Chicken Little, I have agreed with you on these many points but I do have a few bones to pick with you. There are so many of you and your flock that are trying to stop the inevitable. Or else you are trying to prepare for the coming woes by constructing for yourselves paper umbrellas that can not hold back the falling sky. Consider for a moment some paper umbrellas that some of you are trusting in. Many of you trust in the next election. But it always is extended to the next election and then the next. You find conspiracy under every Bush or Obama or other political leader and rightly so, for many of them.

But my fine feathered friend, politics and presidents are a paper umbrella that will not hold back the falling sky.

Many of you are stockpiling guns and ammo to resist the “antichrist” and coming one world system. “Down with the New World Order”, you scream. There are those of you who are joining “militias groups” and preparing for a bloody revolution. Now, I don’t believe in pacifism but neither do I believe in make-a-fistism. The weapons of our warfare are not physical. Jesus said, “He that lives by the sword shall die by the sword.” God’s kingdom was never preserved by violence and bloodshed and never will be. God called us to be peace-loving missionaries not piece-loading mercenaries. Own a gun for hunting or even to protect your family from intruders who are bent to hurt your loved ones but don’t make a paper umbrella with a vast arsenal of weapons that can in no way hold up the falling sky.
Some of you have buried 20,000 cans of tuna fish underground so that you will have enough food to casserole your way through the tribulation while your neighbors are starving around you. Others of you have been indoctrinated by “The Left Behind book series” and are hoping for a pre-tribulation rapture that might prove to be theologically incorrect. Still others of you are thinking that if you buy a house out in the country, in the city of “No-Whereville” that somehow you will escape persecution and “Big Brother” harassment. You have become seclusionaries and preservationists. However, Jesus said, “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.” Mark 8:35

Being out in the backwoods might be safe and cozy for awhile but is this really what Jesus calls us to? You can witness to the trees and make all the animal friends in the world but God is yearning for the souls of men. The Bible also states that we are to be “lights, shining in the midst of a corrupt generation”. What kind of lights can we be as seclusionaries out in the sticks? Am I saying that Christians are not suppose to live in a country setting or live in a place that is a safe haven for your family? No, definitely not! I think it is wise to be as much out of harm’s way as one can be… but make sure it is God calling you there and not some inward self-preserving motive. It is true that we are to live separate from the world but not “away” from the world. We are to be “in the world but not of the world”. Vance Havner once said that, “no one ever became holy by living in a hole”. God is surely not telling all the saints to “flee to to hills” when there are precious souls to be won in the cities.

Bottom line, be led by God and not by self. You might live longer in New York City in a time of great chaos, anarchy and distress with angels at your side than you would in some padded underground bunker, with all the resources a guy could ever want but out of the will of God… even so, living longer can be a pointless exercise… but living brave and honorable is where Heavenly crowns are made. Truly, hiding out in a “Armageddon proof” shelter in the backwoods can be sort of like Jonah on the hillside waiting for all hell to brake loose over Nineveh. Are we content to watch the flames of judgment burn up our neighbors, not lifting our voice or a finger to save one from the coming wrath of God? This is not a very courageous or noble way to live… or die. We must not be so caught up in saving our own hides that we forget about saving eternal souls. I think Jesus would be on the front lines, even more so… as He discerned the falling sky.

A Sitting Duck Is A Better Target Than A Missionary Pigeon
Chicken Little, I have to warn you that if you pursue the preserving of your own life you will no doubt lose it. The Bible has many an example of people who tried to save their life only to lose it and those who lost their life only to save it. Look at the story of Esther. Hamaan tried to save and exalt his position in life only to hang dead from his own gallows. Esther on the other hand said, “if I perish, I perish” and ended up saving her life and the whole race of Israel. Logic alone tells us an accurate story if we would only guard against an anxious brain. If you want “big brother” or an evil empire coming down on you, just do exactly what every other “resistant dissident” does.

Don’t you think that “Big Brother” is eyeing those of you who are stockpiling weapons, building bunkers and starting or joining militias groups. Not only are they eyeing you but it is highly probable that sometime in the future (when martial law is declared) they are going to use their monster forces of BATF, FBI, CIA, IRS, DEA, along with our own military and so many other special forces to come down hard on you… (or is the 250,000+ foreign U.N. troops already on our soil, scattered across America, going to be used?) I do not believe there is a militia group out there, even joining forces with other militia groups that could successfully resist the “evil powers that be” and New World Order troops that are all ready in place… for any real length of time. But if you do join a milia group and you are riddled with bullets, I believe your last thoughts will finally echo “It is a paper umbrella against the falling sky…”

As Christians, we should not put our trust in those endeavors. Instead we should be more “ready to do a good work” as we see the Day of the Lord approaching. God needs missionaries not mercenaries. God needs people that are trained to effectively rattle souls with truth not riddle men with bullets. God needs front line men and women who know how to get a hold of God, not front line men and women who know how to handle a gun! We can become a sitting duck with a rifle at our side and die from a bomb dropped squarely on our eyeball, in a vain attempt to preserve our life. Or we could be of noble purpose and die in the anarchy on the streets of post apocalyptic New York City or the jungles of Africa because we “loved not our lives even unto death” that “we might save some”. Oh my feathered friend, we can not hold back the falling sky as the scriptures prophesy of these things in the last days… but we can be instrumental in redeeming fallen humanity with the love commission of our Lord!

The Joseph Principle
Chicken Little, in view of all the catastrophes that have already befallen America and the threats that remain, the very real potential for the dollar to crash and the markets with it… or even a possible escalation of war in the Middle East, resulting in a Russian/Chinese invasion of America (very real war scenarios), I do not want to give the impression that I do not support the need to make adequate provisions for your flock and their families. I believe prudence is a Christian principle and is something that all people should practice, especially in light of the falling sky. God revealed to Joseph and to the Egyptians that there would be seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine.

Joseph was put in charge of the project to store up grain for the years of famine. He did not go into seclusion and decide that only his family was worth preserving. He actually saved many nations and people from being destroyed. These nations had not prepared, either by ignorance or neglect but God had mercy on them. This is the heart of God… the Joseph Principle… to prepare for more than “us four and no more”… so if the Lord is leading you and your flock to prepare for hard times then please take the position to prepare for many more outside your present numbers. Who knows how many people you may save both physically and spiritually? I would like to tell you and your flock to be wise as serpents but harmless as doves, to “save yourselves from this perverse generation”. I do not condemn the practice of being a good steward and using common sense. I believe the appropriate Proverb is “A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.” Proverbs 22:3

However in the end, Jesus plainly told us not to worry about food, shelter and clothing but that the Father knows we have need of those things. He will take care of his children. Seek first the kingdom. We can not make “stockpiling food”, “storing up treasures on the earth” and building underground shelters the main focus of our lives. There is nothing wrong with making provision for the inevitable crisis coming to America and the world… howbeit, do not lose sight of your true purpose and high calling in Christ Jesus.

Causes That Cause Us To Lose Sight Of The Great Cause
Now, there are those of you Christians who are just sitting around waiting for the rapture to come. Anxious about the present woes and future predictions, you are paralyzed with fear. Your hope is self centered. It is the “me, myself and I” mentality. You have no happiness or peace of mind because you’ve got your eyes on the falling sky. You can not draw a fly to your Christianity because it is so unattractive and so joyless. You are fearful about terrorism or martial law and God is wondering about your commitment to Him. You are worried about “global warming” while God is wondering about your pew warming. You are worried about “ethnic cleansing” while God is wondering about heart cleansing.

You are uptight about the having no place to hide your hide in a time of trouble and God is wondering about how His Son is to be revealed to a lost and broken world! You are so preoccupied with politics and heretics that you forgotten about the poor and the needy derelicts. Fukashima radiation fallout, the escalating Middle East tensions, or the ” increase in global catastrophes are legitimate concerns but this should not be the Christian’s main focus. God did not save us so that we could save ourselves to comfort and convenience. These are but trivial causes that pale in light of the greater cause, which is the kingdom of God and the souls of men.

The falling sky is an inevitable prophesy of Revelation. We will never be able to change that. We can run around with our paper umbrellas about all these other concerns and never effect time or eternity. Or we could strive to change men’s hearts and minds through the power of the gospel and effect both time and eternity.

No Panic On The Titanic
Well, Chicken Little, it is clear that we are on a sinking ship and it is clear too that the sky is falling. However, as I have already stated, I think there is a much better and godly way to handle the falling sky. In all these “gloomy statistics” and inevitable prophesies, you and your flock of fearful birds have (pardon the pun) “run around like a chicken with your heads cut off!” But your head is suppose to be Christ who “holds all things together”. No matter what takes place we must realize that God is still in control of this old world. We are on a titanic but there is no need to panic.

I will make a confession to you. At one point as I learned and researched out the true state of the world and it’s gloomy statistics, I began to become despondent and depressed. After weeks of going through this depression, I finally asked God who I knew was still in control, “Lord, Why am I so depressed? The Lord spoke to me a little later and told me, “The reason you are depressed is because you still have love in your heart for this world, this life and this “falling sky”! He told me that I hadn’t totally sold out my heart to God alone but I still was leaning on a faulty foundation with my hope in this world! We must not be fearful or depressed like those who have no hope… for we are truly “pilgrims and strangers on the earth”. As the Scriptures speak, we are in search of a “better country, a heavenly country whose “builder and maker is God.”

Fear Versus Urgency
No, Chicken Little, we are not suppose to go about screaming,”the sky is falling” to scare young people into serving God, or disturb the pacemakers of old timers in hopes that they might change their hardened ways. It is not a bad thing to inform your flock of the falling sky but never get preoccupied with it alone. Don’t get your flock focused on the storms that they begin to sink because their eyes are not on the Savior. Fear has never been a good motivater for very long. It will only result in self-love and self-dependence. As stated before, fear causes us to become an isolated sect that must preserve ourselves from the “evil systems of the world”.

Fear paralyzes us so that we are ineffective for God’s use. We become the proverbial turtle that in his course of crossing the road, withdraws into his shell because of a sense of danger but he ends up being destroyed because he left himself stranded in the middle of the busy road! We must lay hold of our destiny and continue on our journey unflinching, even in the face of suffering and persecution. Do not let fear of tribulation and the coming holocaust paralyze your vision for God and reaching souls for His kingdom. Urgency, on the other hand, is the love and zeal of God in action. It will cause us to plunge into missions and soul-winning as a final assault against a defeated devil.

We must make our calling and election sure, “redeeming the time for the days are evil.” We must make knowing Jesus and making Him known our highest priority and reason for living. All other pursuits and passions are trifle and grasping of wind in view of eternity… and the falling sky.

Spiritually Prepared?-Love For God Above The Love Of This World
Your flock may be well prepared physically and financially in the likelihood of either a stock market crash/great depression or should terrorism/war prove to be catastrophic for America but are they prepared spiritually? It is better to “pre-prayer” than it is to prepare. This should be your first priority with your flock, Chicken Little. As a faithful steward over the flock of God, you should be concerned that your flock is first and foremost developing a true love for God more than any other issue. For all other issues are moot in purpose… what profit is it, should a man gain the whole world, or survive catastrophic events if in the end he loses his eternal soul? In the almost certain event that our convenient world will soon fall apart and we become subjected to persecution or suffering of many sorts, it will prove to be disastrous if your flock has no real, personal, intimate love with the Savior. The reason I say disastrous is because, it will be easy to forsake faith and deny the Lord if one does not have a real love for Him. The devil is consistently tempting us to fall in love with this world, to “possess this life”, to “store up treasures on earth”…. in the end, to divide our hearts against God.

The Scriptures tell us that we can not have two masters and that “if we love this world or the things of the world, the love of the Father in not in us.” I care only slightly that your flock has enough food to make it through the coming hard times, but rather I care more about whether they have enough faith? Food is a perishable item. Faith has a longer shelf life. Faith will carry a man further than food will! Your flock may have enough water in stock to make it to another millennium but have they truly drank from the fountain of Living Water to live… after they die? Do they have enough of love for God in stock to make it through a trying day without cursing Him or His children? Your flock may have a dozen radios, Shortwaves and other instruments to “hear vital information” needed to keep themselves out of harm’s way in a time of chaos. But do they have spiritual hearts to be tuned to hear God’s voice in a time of chaos and confusion?

For the most practical broadcast channel out there is God’s channel. You might fall into the hands of the enemy if you rely on the arm of flesh or a radio transmission. But if you know the the voice of the Savior, you will no doubt, be lead into His perfect peace.

SEEING THESE THINGS HOW THEN SHALL WE LIVE?
Chicken Little, tell your birds that our hopes and dreams will never be totally fulfilled in this fallen world so why try to pursue them. Instead pursue God’s dream and His hope… the souls of men and the kingdom of God. No doubt that if we take care of God’s dreams in this life, He will take care of ours in the life to come. You need to tell your fearful flock of birds when they ask what we should do in these dark times, “To sell all our worldly stocks and bonds and buy one share of Jesus!” Hallelujah! Amen! This is really just the true Gospel that Jesus taught. “So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:33

In light of the falling sky, what advice can you give to the young man or woman in your flock who is going to college to become a lawyer, a doctor, a teacher, an engineer or some other worldly trade so that they can do as all Americans do “heap up treasures” and put confidence in “uncertain riches”? Or those already in a worldly profession? Well, if you are a worldly minded pastor, you will encourage them to “follow after their dreams”. But if you wish to please God, tell them this- to change their major to “World Evangelism”. Challenge them to give up their career goals to follow Jesus in missions. Force upon their hearts and conscience the urgency of the hour without putting them in fear. Tell them that to forsake their life long worldly professions and ambitions to become a soul-winner and missionary for Jesus is much more a noble way of life. So is everyone called to be missionaries? Yes! But don’t take me wrong, this doesn’t mean they are not doctors or lawyers or teachers too.

However, we must be led by the Spirit and not by a worldly mindset. If the young man or woman is pursuing their “dreams” for the sake of success and money, they have a worldly heart and need to repent. To be a true son of the Kingdom, our hearts and motives must be for the causes and concerns of God our Father. Sure, to be a missionary you are usually very poor and do not get to enjoy looking like a “somebody” and being patted on the back for climbing the ladder of success. But what is money and materialism? “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Matthew 16:26

Of course, worldly minded moms and dads will be offended that you dare suggest to their children to take a road less traveled that looks like a pathetic way of life. But God has not called you to be in fear of the congregation that could “vote’ you out of the church. Do not take thought of the deacon whose tithes pays the church’s rent or the elder who has the “power” to ‘put you in your place”. Chicken Little, you preach the uncompromising Word of God and the true gospel that calls all men to repentance and to forsake all of this world! Teach your people about what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus.

Polishing Brass On A Sinking Ship
Now Chicken Little, some of your birds who once dared to become noble soul-winners are now ready to give up the fight, believing that somehow they are only “polishing brass on a sinking ship”. Well, they are on a sinking ship but they are certainly not polishing brass. Every soul they win or influence for Jesus will cause ripples in eternity. Truly they are polishing Heaven’s roll call, so encourage your birds to polish on and not to lose heart! The devil would lie to your soul and have you preparing solely to sustain your flesh and your possessions in this urgent hour. You can not afford to live so selfishly. You must forsake all to follow Christ and to preach the kingdom-

“Sell the farm and all…
Take no U-haul…
Break away from self…
and save a soul from Hell…”

For Such A Time As This
Encourage your flock of birds with this- “You have purpose and destiny in the cross of our Lord Jesus. You were not born to this world and “born-again” to the kingdom… in this last hour, for no reason… Like Ester, you are a chosen vessel, “for such a time as this”. Do not despair in the overwhelming flood of horror and wickedness around you, dear Saint! “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Isaiah 26:3 “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 He will take care of you and the ones He has entrusted to you! You will find your purpose in the greatest cause of all… to intercede for and win the souls of men to God’s kingdom which is the only true “new world order”! Satan smirks to think of a “Christian” defending his turf by killing a few of the devil’s human stooges invading his space.

But the devil scowls like a wounded animal at even the thought that one of his human stooges would defect to the other side due to a believer’s witness. You have not been called to bring down the New World Order… or such like causes…You can not change Bible prophecy… it is going to happen as foretold… You are only prolonging the inevitable… But you CAN “hasten the day of God” by “preaching this Gospel to all nations… and THEN THE END SHALL COME…” This is the true and only calling for every believer and professing Christian. We have no other purpose in this fragile flesh but to frustrate Satan by winning souls to God. This is what you are called to… “for such a time as this”…

Overcome Until He Comes!
In closing, Chicken Little, the falling sky is indeed a truth that hurts. It cuts and tears at our security in this life. It’s reality leaves our misguided, dwarfed dreams of a happy life on earth in a shattered heap. But this is okay. The less we put confidence in our flesh and our earthly habitation, the more we are confident in the paradise to be revealed, the Heavenly Jerusalem, where all our dreams and expectations will blossom into an eternal reality. If our hearts possess this world and it’s floundering promises, we will be disappointed, ashamed and confused. But if we let our hearts be possessed with God’s kingdom and His promises we will “never be put to shame, disappointed or confused”. Now, you may find your journey to be harsh and very difficult at times but lose not your faith in the Rock of our Lord Jesus….you will find your destiny to be worth all the present suffering and any trials that you may face…

Stand bold and fight to the end, though it cost you, even your very life, for we have a promise of a future and a hope beyond this meager world… God needs men and women of holy character, with faithful hearts who will not curse God in a day of cursing… He needs mature Christians who are not “flighty, floundering in faith at every adversity that comes their way… Our God will see us to victory. “Though weeping may endure the night, joy comes in the morning”! (Psalms 30:5)

The pain of being aware of the falling sky is only to burden you to action and zeal for our God. Do not submit to fear or self-preservationism. Do not let your feathers become ruffled! Neither panic for the falling sky. There is great hope in the midst of this despair! There is good news in all the bad reports! Do not succumb but overcome until He comes! “Occupy” and share with urgent tongue, the precious, living Word of God! Be an ambassador of hope for a fallen humanity under a falling sky in the name of Risen Savior! Jesus is alive! Our God reigns! Amen!

“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:57-58

For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

CONCLUSION
“Will We Be Carried To The Skies On Flowery Beds Of Ease… While Others Fought To Win The Prize And Sailed Through Bloody Seas?”
Most American Christians hold the belief that Jesus is going to rapture us out of this world before the monsters rule, before the woes of Revelation take place. Now, I will save this debate for another time. However, I will ask this- What if the “popular theology” is wrong?

Christians in other countries are now experiencing “great tribulation”. What makes us more worthy to escape fiery trials than they? Many Christians in other countries do not have the belief in a “convenient rapture” (They have not grown up in materialistic America with pampered and plush theology to soothe their “fair weather Christianity”) Remember that the popular “rapture theology” is basically an interpretation of scripture, i.e., a “theory” taught by men as if it were the truth. I am not a pre-rapturist. I believe the Word of God gives clear understanding that end time Christians will go through great tribulation. I believe anyone who will dare to read the Word of God without a “denominational” or biased telescope to guide their thoughts will not find pre-rapture in the Bible. But I hope we can disagree agreeably and not dis-fellowship one another on this point.

I believe severe persecution is coming for Christians in America. Thus I must make it clear to you dear saints reading this, that the coming persecution and martyrdom of many Christians in America is not judgment on us. It is only the tribulation that Jesus plainly told us that we will face as a follower of the Lamb. “and they will put you to death, thinking they do God service…” Do not confuse persecution with judgment. Many Christians do and that is why they feel they will be raptured out of here. But convenient theologies has never stopped communists and catholics from butchering Christians. Tremendous persecution is happening even as you read this now.

We Americans are very mistaken to believe that somehow we will escape the edge of the sword because we are “King’s kids”. The hype of TV “prosperity evangelists” might parade the stage in a “chicken walk” strut, stirring our emotions to think that we are exempt from suffering and persecution but the truth remains, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Just because the ” pre-tribulation rapture” doctrine is the most popular belief in America, doesn’t necessarily make it the truth. Again I challenge you to examine it in light of scripture only. The majority can be wrong and many times are. Read your Bible, please.

Revelation says “And the devil knowing his time is short has come down with great wrath against the saints.” Revelation 12:12 The wrath of Satan against you is an honorable way to suffer or die… wow, your life made the devil mad… rejoice then, for the Lord Jesus stands at the Fathers’ right hand to receive you into everlasting joy! However, the wrath of God against you is a horrific way to die and face the judgment.

But what if we Christians find ourselves living in the greatest tribulation period in the history of mankind? Let’s get specific- What if you find yourself smack dab in the middle of the tribulation of Revelation? What if you find yourself in a living hell on earth? What if they want to inject a microchip into your right hand or forehead in order for you to be a good little citizen in their “New World Order”? What if being a Christian means going to a “concentration camp” and suffering tremendous hardship? Will you stay true to Jesus? Will you cling to Him if it means watching your children, your spouse or perhaps even yourself tortured and killed?

You see, it’s one thing to serve Christ in times of peace and safety but what about in very hard and hellish times? Some of us can’t even serve Christ in peaceful times! We buckle under the pressure of some minimum wage boss who tells us that we need to shut up about “our Jesus”. “If you run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? And if in the land of peace, in which you trusted, they wearied you, then how will you do in the jungles of the Jordan?” Jeremiah 12:5 We are already on the threshold of entering into a very disturbing and devastating time, in the “jungles of the Jordan”. Are you ready? Are you really willing to drink from this cup of suffering?

Visions Of Light!
Chicken Little, it is true that I’ve seen visions of darkness. However, I have seen visions of light as well. But only after the darkness has past. “Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning”. Psalm 30:5
As I look at the world today and the coming trials, I am not running around in fear with a wide eyed crazy look on my face. No, I am at perfect peace with God, but sober, yes. I don’t care about what people think of me, just as long as I have done and said as God has instructed me. I have skimmed only the surface of our grave conditions. Again, I see America as terminal and in her final stages with no hope of recovery. Like the fatally wounded Hamlet in the Shakespearean drama… “We are dead, Heracio”… I know this sounds very negative.

But I am not going to sink so low as to deceive you with flatteries like the many false prophets of today. I believe our only hope now is the return of Jesus Christ. We are only strangers and pilgrims to this dying earth. We seek a Heavenly country not made by man. I plead with you to put your faith and hope in Him, now and forever. Don’t go the way of sin and this world.
Give your whole heart to the only true and living God! He will be the anchor of your soul in these coming trials! He will keep and preserve you for a holy paradise which He has prepared for those who love Him!

No matter if I am right or wrong, no matter what may come, we must decide forever to follow Jesus. I am reminded by the Holy Spirit that when I gave my heart to Jesus it was a lifelong commitment that might even require my life to be killed for the name of Jesus someday. But what an honor to die for the Lord, to be counted with those in Revelation who “overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb, by the word of their testimony and that did not love their lives even to the death”. Revelation 12:11 I am sure that I can endure whatever may come because “I know my redeemer lives”. Job 19:25

Therefore, my peace, my hope and my joy is in the one who has already overcome and will carry me through also! Such a hope and “deep knowing” of eternal love and bliss possesses my soul at present. It overshadows all fear and uncertainty of this world and it’s dark visions. “I may not know what my future holds but I know who holds my future!” I am on the winning side, how about you? Though I have seen visions of darkness and despair, I do see a greater vision of light and hope beyond the night. I pray that you can say the same.

God loves you. Serve Jesus with all your heart… the world will always let you down but He will never let you down! ~ Bro. Heath G.

*We make no apologies for the many scriptures and references in this article because it is necessary that you know that it is not our opinion but God’s Word that really matters in the end.


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