While I know war and trials will come, that’s not all that’s coming – or has come, and I think what God is going to do needs some air time, certainly just as much as what He will allow Satan to do.
God is not going to judge this nation in full until He has given it and every other nation around the world, one last opportunity, and if you’re listening to God, you know He has planned a New Thing for this day. God once told me, “What has not been seen or heard is done in this day.”
Isaiah saw the same thing, as recorded here:
13 Behold, My servant will prosper, he will be high and lifted up and greatly exalted.
14 Just as many were astonished at you, My people, so His appearance was marred more than any man and His form more than the sons of men.
15 Thus He will sprinkle many nations, kings will shut their mouths on account of Him; for what had not been told them they will see, and what they had not heard they will understand. (Isaiah 52: 13 – 15)
If you look at the context of this scripture (Isaiah 52: 13 – 15), the entire chapter is speaking of arising and shining for the glory of God has risen upon you, and while the last few verses mention Jesus’ suffering, what verse 15 is stating is although people have heard of Jesus’ sufferings, His glory they had not heard of, which is why men will “…shut their mouths at him.” They knew He died for mankind and suffered many things, and the suffering and dying Christ is all they know, but that is not the image that will get to people in this day, and God knows it. They need to see His complete and total overcoming and putting down of all such demonic activity, and that’s what glory is about.
Those who have suffered and died with Him, will also share in His resurrection glory, as was shown on the Mt. of Transfiguration. It’s not all about judgment. Yes, they have heard the Gospel of suffering and dying, and have turned from it in scorn, but they won’t do that for long when they realize there is dynamic hope in that suffering.
I not only believe in judgment, I know it’s coming, but not until God does this one last move and extends His final call to the ends of the earth.
19 “Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.
20 The beasts of the field will glorify Me, the jackals and the ostriches, because I have given waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My chosen people.
21 The people whom I formed for Myself will declare My praise.” (Isaiah 43:19-21)