Peace, Safety and Destruction

“I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.” [Psalm 4:8]

While we anxiously wait for the Lion of the Tribe of Judah to return, we have found a nice soft place to sit, put our feet up and watch the clouds drift by. Life rolls along while we take our kids to soccer and mow our lawns. We can easily see events that are signs of the times, even if we try to hide our head in the sand or plug our ears and sing. There are critical things going on all around us that, as much as we may try, still cannot be brushed away.

Have you ever heard the line, “The biggest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world he did not exist”?

We prefer to joke and dismiss as if we have just heard a fairytale. We change the subject, try to think happy thoughts and click our heels three times chanting “Jesus will come get me before anything bad happens.” How naive can we choose to be? Dear friend, look around. Really bad things are happening. We should cease laughing at every conspiracy theory and stop making light of the impending collapse of the world’s financial system, “big brother” developments, the seriousness of Marxism and increasing progress towards the one world government. We should not mock those who stand on the streets preaching that the “end” of the world is at hand. The time for waving off these things has long since passed. We may not want to face that fact- the fact that we are standing right in the middle of some extremely distressing biblically prophesied events but it absolutely does not change that they’re really happening. The words “peace” and “safety” are concretely the bywords of today:

“For when they say, ‘Peace and safety!’ then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.” [1 Thess. 5:3]

We wonder how we can protect ourselves from deadly flu epidemics, food recalls, computer viruses & hacking, wars, atrocities to children, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, genocide, famine, identity theft and on and on. These are all in everyone’s daily conversations, riddled with fear and shock. Maybe you tell yourself, “Sure these are the end times, but we have a lot of time until it gets really bad. No need to worry.”

“For man also does not know his time: Like fish taken in a cruel net, Like birds caught in a snare, So the sons of men are snared in an evil time, When it falls suddenly upon them.” [Ecc. 9:12]

“For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You In a time when You may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters They shall not come near him.” [Psalm 32]

Perhaps now you might stop and consider why you have dismissed those trying to warn you? Does it make you feel more comfortable about yourself and, therefore, allow you to be free to just “get by” until you are forced to change? Forced to start behaving the way Jesus commanded us: evangelize, disciple, feed the orphans & widows? When could that time you change possibly be? Is it when your world as you know it is completely destroyed and you are finally forced to admit begrudgingly that we are closer to the end in the timeline and not the beginning of it? Why would you wait anyway?

So then, what do we do? Some trust in chariots. [Psalm 27] However, our hope is in the Lord. He is our deliver, our strength, our defense. “The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and they are safe.” [Pro. 18:10] There is no other name by which we are saved. [Acts 4:12] If your soul is not right before the Lord, now is the time to make it right. Encourage others to do so, as well.

“Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he who trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him. Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!” [Psalm 32]

“Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.” [Rev 3]

Since we are so clearly standing surrounded in end times prophecy, we have the wonderful privilege to share the protection and salvation that Jesus brings with those around us. Let us run to Jesus and stay with Him through all trials and tribulation with our eyes wide open.

Will you run with me?


 

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About Kajsa Huckaba

"But as you abound in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us—see that you abound in this grace also." [2 Corinthians 8:6-8]

It is my earnest desire to stand before the Lord to be called "good and faithful servant". I see my life as a walk of sacrifice that I only get one chance at. My prayer is to be found full of Truth, love, faith, humility and a minister of peace; Speaking Truth in love at all times; Never to be found haughty, abrasive nor guilty of leading young ones away from the Lord.

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea." [Matt 18:6]

As I firmly believe that the written word carries great power, much is lost in translation- in tone and implied meaning, if you will. I much prefer the spoken word and ministering directly to further the Lord's Kingdom. Many great works are accomplished this way.

"For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake." [1 Thess 1]

Peace and grace,
Kajsa Huckaba

Comments

  1. Theo says:

    Kajsa,

    Great Post! I too have been warning famaily and friends about the coming destruction.
    It has even cause many to think I am “crazy”. lol. Two of my favorite scriptures for “such a time as this” are Jer. 17:17 and all of Micah 7 (but especially verses 7-10) A great big AMEN on the part about conspiracy theories.

    Theo

  2. for the truth says:

    I recently have had a vision concerning the church and the end times that are rapidly approaching; I was in the spirit, and before me was a large opened book that was placed on a large pedestal, and the Lord said to me “Son of man, look at this book, and understand”. He pointed first at the left side, and the page seemed to become as a video, and i saw people stumbling in a church, looking afraid, dirty, and confused, and at the front of the church was a dark, evil presence that was revealed to me as the antichrist that is to come, and the place was filled with death and destruction. The people cried out that they were taught that they would never have to suffer and that they should be gone before this happened, and they did not know what to do. At this point, the Lord said that many will fall due to false teaching, and that many so called preachers are stating denominational opinions rather than the true Word of God. Then he pointed to the right side, and it, too became a video, and it was a church building, except that the people that were there saw what was coming, and had made preparations and had the knowledge of the Word in their hearts and hid themselves from the evil that is was coming. The Lord ended this vision with a command for me to warn the church and all those that will llisten, that the end of all things is near, and for the true body of Christ to prepare for what is to come, and that their greatest opposition will come from those that choose denomiational doctrines rather than the infallible Word of God. Needless to say, I cried when this was over, and have told, and will tell, all that will listen. Pray, one for another, that we will do that which is pleasing in the Lord’s sight.

    • Kajsa Huckaba says:

      You are right. False teaching IS a major problem in the Church. The Lord tells us that “It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea” if we lead astray or falsely teach those who are unbelievers or believers young in their faith. When I hear that stern warning, it is a neon blinking sign not to be overlooked. Personally, I teach, minister and disciple to many people. There is no way I want to put myself in the position of misleading, misdirecting or ANYTHING that would steer someone away from Jesus Christ. We should be clear and concrete. Speak where the Bible is plain and be silent where the Bible is silent. Similarly, we should be lovingly clear in our teaching & edification and not vague in order to avoid conflict. If we choose to be vague we are, in effect, hanging a millstone around our necks. Frightening proposition! Let’s all do our best to avoid such destruction.

      You are also right in warning those around you. It IS serious. Very serious. Your mission is to tell them with honesty, compassion, fervor and conviction. Wisdom & Passion. What they do with your message is between them and God. Be succinct. Be compassionate. I recommend listening to the Holy Spirit when addressing people in these subjects. Each person has a different past, perceptions and personal issues or baggage. They each will receive the message in ways you may not even consider. Sometimes I am amazed at how soft and weak the Lord has me address some and then on the other side, I am almost embarrassed at how hard He had me be.

      Keep listening and praying, friend.
      Blessings

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