Do you feel sometimes as if watching the news can be detrimental to your health? Lawlessness seems to be flooding our world as prophesied in Isaiah 59:19. It shouldn’t surprise us because Romans 6:19 tells us that lawlessness breeds more lawlessness.
Thankfully, the Isaiah prophecy doesn’t stop there. “When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.” That standard is God’s vengeance against evil at the start of the Day of the Lord, the 7th Day. Despite what things look like in the natural, God is still in control.
That is why we need not fear. Don’t let your heart be troubled by the lawlessness. It is Satan’s last-ditch effort because he knows his time is very short. We will be raptured before the Beast brings his mark and the Antichrist initiates WWIII.
When you feel your stress level rising, remember this: “You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness more than your companions” (Hebrews 1:9). The same Spirit that overcame the power of death and resurrected Jesus lives within every believer. The anointing is the Spirit-infused power of God.
It is the oil of gladness, not fear. How can we have gladness in the face of lawlessness? The Greek word for gladness means to have exultation and exceeding joy. And it means to welcome. We can have joy because we will soon be welcoming Jesus as He returns to gather us to Him and take us to Father’s House to reign as joint-heirs.
When we don’t acknowledge or understand the chronos timing of God’s great prophetic Week of 1,000-year Days, it is hard to be exulting and jumping for joy—what gladness literally means. We may sense His return is soon, but soon is a very vague word. That vagueness saps us of our expectancy. We don’t have to set an exact date. But we should know the timetable.
Jesus said His return would be as in the days of Noah. The society in Noah’s time wallowed in lawlessness. We can check that trait on the list. Scripture tells us that Noah knew the timing of the Flood. That knowledge enabled him to prepare an ark that would deliver the righteous from the impending wrath of God. Yet we’ve been mislead to believe that we can’t know the timing. Does that mean Jesus is a liar? Certainly not!
We need that same knowledge and expectancy so that we can focus our efforts on bringing as many people as possible into the Ark that is Jesus Christ, the Deliverer. For more on why we can know the timing and what Jesus meant by the unknown day and hour, check out our YouTube video, “Why You Can Know Like Noah” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkTWlbbOhaQ.