it’s not if, but when they come for you

You’ve heard the comment, they’re coming for us.

After a church service where I had been speaking, on the subject, how this nation, New Zealand, founded on Christian beliefs, had forgotten God.

Amidst the tea coffee cake and chat, I was approached by an elderly chap with an extended hand.

As our hands shook, he gripped his other hand to the handshake, looked me in the eye and spoke these words to me.

“You know, it’s only a matter of time before “they will come for you.”

He released my hand, turned, and walked away.

I didn’t need to follow him and ask what he meant because I knew.

Recently, a friend sent me a YouTube clip featuring the Indian born International Bible Teacher Derek Prince.

Prince was answering a question about the state of Christianity in New Zealand

In his superb English accent, he responded “if I have to sum up what threatens Christianity in New Zealand I would use just one word- Indifference.”

Indifference- prophetic and true.

We as a nation have for some time and remain indifferent to God’s word.

We have adapted to the cliché “She’ll be right” and it’s been to our detriment.

They’re coming for you.

Many who are old enough remember what happened in Nazi Germany.

During that time the outspoken Lutheran Pastor Martin Niemoller wrote

“First, they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

New Zealand is not Nazi Germany, but you can’t help compare the similarities.

We as a nation have become, not just indifferent to God, but to the tidal wave of cultural changes, which engulfs us today.

Cancel culture, wokeness, political correctness, the erosion of the family, no jab-no job, medical apartheid, racial division, the acceptance of a sexualised culture

and the list is incredibly long.

They’re coming for us.

 but here is some breaking news, we don’t have to wait.

They have been in our midst for some time.

Revelation 12:9

The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

You see the father of the lie, the angel of darkness who transforms himself into an angel of light, the deceiver, the one who prowls around looking to devour,

The one called the accuser, Lucifer, The Devil, Satan,

He and his demons have but a short time but, they are amongst us.

They have come for you and me.

You may scoff, but they are here for us, they are here for our children.

They started to close the nets which they surrounded us with, while we were going about our normal lives.

While we argued over so many things and mesmerised by the “must have” trinkets society says we should have.

While we were absorbed by the pandemic, global warming, the economy, unemployment, rising fuel and food prices, celebrity weddings, and sport stars.

Satan closed his net around you, your children, and grandchildren and as a nation we remain indifferent.

We have remained indifferent towards our children’s education, allowing them without any resistance to a very left leaning liberal school curriculum, which teaches an ideology foreign to family, values, morality and other societal boundaries.

We have cheered on the many, many groups, each with an agenda which is now way beyond Darwinism.

We fail to see they are after the minds of your children.

But it’s too late-they have captured them.

Adults are obsessed by a culture based around oneself, group thinking, sex, food, and political correctness.

Their indifference has allowed themselves to accept anybody and everything,

wanting to change history to suit their own agenda.

If it’s not right in their eyes, they will make it right even if it’s not.

They do not accept sin, responsibility and certainly not morals or values

Satan and his demons have already won.

Adults, mums, dads, grandparents, single or living together,

His influence has blindsided and captured our political leaders, even church leaders.

If you are a follower of God, you are not immune, they are especially here for you now.

Like a wolf, Satan and his demons will try to separate you from your flock, you will be isolated in society as is already happening.

If your involved in a community group, local or national politics and believe in the bible, you will be persecuted for your beliefs and considered to be on the lunatic fringe.

We will be called things that we’re not and persecuted, – not for being followers of Christ, but for being radical fundamentalists who do not know the true way of Christ.  Which of course is love and tolerance.

Because of our biblical stance and our condemnation of all things evil,

Christians will go down as the greatest bigots and haters of mankind and history.

Little by little the net closed in but then did you notice, it stopped being little by little. It quickly become week by week.

Look how quickly New Zealand changed in just a matter of weeks.

John 15:20

Remember what I told you:

‘A servant is not greater than his master.’

 If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.

But at the same time, know this.

Persecution is always meant for evil, but God always means it for good.

And is it not better to suffer in this life to have an extra weight glory?

So, your mind must be filled with the word of God.

The man who shook my hand was right, without a doubt, they will come for me.

If they haven’t already, Satan and his demons are coming for you.

They want you – your children – your grandchildren to believe their lies,

 to turn you away from the truth.

But you know what. I’m not fazed, wary yes, but not fazed about Satan and his demons.

I don’t say that because I am indifferent, and constantly check myself daily.

I say it because of who is truly coming for me, the one who has my name

inscribed in the lamb’s book.

He is coming for me, and he is coming for you.

Now is not the time for indifference.

We must be firm in our belief, our actions, and in our hearts, that it is Jesus

and only Jesus who we want to come for us.

Despite all the lies we must hold firm. We need to resist the wiles of Satan.

Now is not the time for being lukewarm, we must always be “Hot” for God.

Look to the heavens as your salvation draws near.

Believe Jesus is the only one who is coming for us.

Accept He and only He is our saviour.

Resist anyone else who comes in his name because it is Jesus and only Jesus who is coming for me.

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