We are entering dangerously deceptive times for the saints. This is what the LORD shared with me last night. The saints are to continue on with whatever the LORD has given them to do, weather it be ministering, raising children (a job not to be despised for its simplicity), praying or praising. God is on the throne and we are not to be alarmed at the things we see happening around us. There is great danger for the true servants of Jesus Christ. Just where it is coming from I cannot say other than 'deception', 'complacency' and 'slumber' are the key words that the LORD used when he spoke to me.
A few nights afterwards he clarified something for me and said that there is something coming that will affect the saints and that it will be sudden and very very bad. Somehow I got the impression (though the LORD was not specific) that persecution was involved. The LORD than told me to remember the Tsunami. So now let me share something with you.
On Christmas day, I was getting ready to go over to a friends house for a quiet dinner with his family. Before I went, I got on the net and checked my e-mail and got a glimpse of the news. I noticed the 9.0 (then categorized as an 8.9) quake and thought that maybe it was a typo on the part of the Newspapers or the USGS. I left to my friends house but the quake remained on my mind for the entire evening. I remembered that there was an earlier quake in the week that registered (I think) 8.1.
The next morning the deaths started to come in and one month later, they are still counting the hundred of thousands of deaths. I share this with you to say this; watching and praying are the two paramount and most important things we can do in these times, short of good works and shunning evil. Just like that Tsunami, there will be some warning for some who were watching but for those who aren't, the systems in place in the 'Churches' will not work and will not help. One must walk close to God and listen to his prophets and his watchmen.
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For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
May God bless all who love the LORD Jesus Christ.
In Christ Jesus,
Mark S. Watson