WE STAND AT THE
EDGE OF AN ABYSS

By: SR Shearer


When prophecy is a dream

Brothers and sisters, we stand today at the edge of a vast, menacing abyss where prophecy transforms itself from a dream into reality, and where the ethereal takes on physicality - and very few Christians seem willing or able to cross this divide.

When prophecy is a dream - when it is nothing more than a mental image, a kind of fantasy or "furtive meditation" - it's sort of fun; it's like a secret GAME we can play on a cold night in the safety and comfort of our own living rooms with good friends, good food, a warm cup of chocolate, and a crackling fire in the fireplace - the kind of GAME that many of my fallen brethern and others of their ilk like to engage in; the kind of game that Tim LaHaye's "Left Behind" series of books casually and vacuously promotes. It lifts us out of the "ordinary" and elevates us into a whimsical world where we are no longer nameless cogs in a giant, uncaring socio-economic machine that doesn't give a whit for us, but are instead heroes and heroines ("Knight-Templars") of our Lord and Savior immersed in great feats of "daring-do." And the wonder (indeed, the pleasure) of it all is that this GAME doesn't cost us much to play. Maybe a little, but not much. No real sacrifices are demanded of us; we don't have to "pay to play;" no relationships are threatened beyond those we don't care that much about anyway; no jobs are put at risk.

We like to pretend that we are "Knight-Templars" of our Lord and Savior immersed in great feats of "daring-do."

But when prophecy transmutes itself into reality, when it is no longer played as a game, when actual relationships are threatened, when money is really put at risk, when jobs are actually lost, and when lives are in fact jeopardized, then prophecy becomes something else altogether, and not too many people want to be a part of that.

But THAT'S WHERE WE ARE TODAY! - at the edge of that vast abyss; where prophecy transforms itself from a dream into reality; a place where Christians are confronted with the truth of verses such as Matthew 10:37:

"Whosoever shall deny me [i.e., Christ] before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

"For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

"And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.

"He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me." (Matthew 10:33-37)

This is where - under the impress of verses like this - that prophecy reconstructs itself into fact and takes on substance (and even pain); where it becomes reality and ceases to be a game. Leaving sons and daughters, and fathers and mothers; selling all that we have; and taking up our cross and following Him not just in word, but in deed - that's too much to bear. It's here - it's PRECISELY here - that most Christians hesitate and draw back in fear; they're just not prepared to cross over. It's too frightening; too risky; too many friends and loved ones who will have to be left behind; but Jesus said that those who think so are UNWORTHY of Him. That's what Matthew 10:37 says. Pretty heavy! - but if that offends you, your argument is with God, not with me.

Brothers and sisters, Listen to me here: Friday's earthquake in Japan tells us that it is time for us to stop "playing at prophecy."

Japan hit by an earthquake and a tsunami

It's time that we see this and other similar events for what they are: "GREAT SIGNS FROM HEAVEN:"

"And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and FEARFUL SIGHTS and GREAT SIGNS shall there be from heaven." (Luke 21:11)

God is bending over the
parapet of heaven

GOD IS BENDING OVER THE PARAPET OF HEAVEN AND FRANTICALLY, AS IT WERE, TRYING TO SHAKE US OUT OF OUR COMPLACENCY - AND HE IS CALLING UPON NATURE TO DEMONSTRATE TO US IN A "CASCADE OF DISASTERS" THAT TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

There are, of course, those whose "fevered imaginations" will not permit them to see what is happening — like the person who recently wrote us:

"I enjoy reading some of your articles but just can't agree with your article ... that God had anything to do with the quake in Japan.  You might want to do some research into HARRP technology and you will discover man has likely created this quake like they did in New Zealand, Haiti, China and many others.  I'm actually surprised you wouldn't know about this earthquake causing weather weapon and would quickly attribute this disaster in Japan to something God would do to warn ... his creation."

THE ABSOLUTE STUPIDITY OF SUCH THINKING FAIRLY BOGGLES THE MIND — i.e., to attribute an 8.9 super-quake to the machinations of the CIA. The CIA can do many wicked things, BUT IT DOES NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO CAUSE EARTHQUAKES — and those who believe so need to be consigned to the "loony bin." [Please understand here: We do not deny by any means that there are many, many sinister "goings-on" that the American New World Order System is involved in — and we have reported on them; for example, our articles on "Morgellons Disease," "The Evil in our Midst," "The Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse," MK-Ultra and the Search for the Manchurian Candidate," "The Drug Epidemic, Viruses, Ebola and Aids: It's Not What You Think," etc.]

BUT THIS IS NOT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN JAPAN, IN CHILE, IN HAITI, SUMATRA, etc., and the people who believe so are the kind of people about whom Arthur Goldberg sarcastically writes:

"I like the idea that the New World Order is so powerful that it can cause the earth to tremble, but so inept that 1) It needs to resort to science fiction weaponry and disinformation disseminated via T-shirts to secure as militarily weak a target of conquest as Haiti, and 2) That though it hurls thunderbolts like Zeus, it has the eyesight of Mr. Magoo-it can't distinguish one Caribbean island from another."

Their minds have been given over to weird imaginings that serve no purpose except to plunge them into madness.

These are the same kind of people who insist that Julian Assange is a CIA operative (someone who is so smart that he can run an organization like WikiLeaks, and at the same time so stupid that he would willingly consign himself to the terror of a super-max prison like Guantanamo Bay) — the kind of people that Goldberg says have the ability to hold two conflicting ideas at the same time:

"One ... will tell you that anthropogenic global warming is a fraud, a propaganda ploy manufactured by Al Gore and a consortium of disingenuous scientists to undermine US sovereignty and the free market and bring about the New World Order. Then another will tell you that New World Order scientists are already modifying the weather on a daily basis and even setting off earthquakes ... They'll tell you that the Apollo moon landing was faked on a sound stage in Area 51-and also that Area 51 is where UFOs are being reversed engineered into super-secret weapons and spacecraft."

THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN BE DONE FOR SUCH PEOPLE. THEY ARE DOOMED. THEIR MINDS HAVE BEEN GIVEN OVER TO WEIRD IMAGININGS AND DEMENTED DREAMS THAT SERVE NO PURPOSE EXCEPT TO PLUNGE THEM INTO MADNESS.

We urge you all to see the calamities that are now cascading down on our planet for what they are: "GREAT SIGNS FROM HEAVEN" (Luke 21:11), and in the light of this to stop treating the Prophetic Scriptures as a game.

May God bless all of you

S.R. Shearer
Antipas Ministries

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