None of the Wicked Will Understand
"When the Lord shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory." Psalm 102:16 Tucked away in the Old Testament is this prophecy for our day. The Scripture gives us a time-frame for the events of "the last days." Imagine - in a passage written 3,000 years ago, the Lord tells us about the end of this age. We are told the end will come "when the Lord shall build up Zion." Zion is another name for Israel, used repeatedly as such throughout the Bible. Because of their rebellion against God, and after many warnings, God brought judgment upon Israel. In 70 AD, Jerusalem was destroyed and the Jews were scattered throughout the world. There is no nation on earth where the Jews weren't scattered to, and there they remained for almost 2,000 years. And during that 2,000 years the land of Israel remained desolate. It didn't rain there. No one who went in and tried to make it livable was able. The land lay desolate. But throughout the Bible the Lord repeats many times that "the last days" will be signaled by the return of the nation of Israel. Furthermore, he says, it will be in that time period when Israel is being built up, that HE, the Lord, will come. God signals that that is the last generation of the age - in the days of the restoration of Israel, which is happening now, in our generation. vs 18: "This will be written FOR THE LAST GENERATION, that a people yet to be created may praise the Lord." "Ha'dor ha'acharon" - literally, "the generation, the last." A hundred years ago there was little interest in the events of the "last days." The time hadn't come. The nation of Israel didn't exist. The Jews were scattered throughout the world. Bible teachers, when they came to passages about the restoration of the Jews to the land of Israel - they taught that this must be symbolic because the idea of gathering Israel back to that land was all but impossible. But in "ha'dor ha'acharon," the last generation, God did the impossible. He fulfilled his Word literally, not symbolically. He started bringing them back to the land they left almost 2,000 years prior, and in May of 1948 the nation of Israel was reborn in her own land, the land of her forefathers, the land they left in 70 A.D. The impossible took place. And today, the nation of Israel has surely been restored, today she is among the most modern and successful nations on earth, even rivaling America. And she is also the most hated. "The wicked" despise Israel. We of this generation have watched as the Lord has built up Zion, and those who understand are watching for the rest of that passage to be fulfilled, namely, "HE shall appear in his glory." Those who study the prophecies of "the last days" know that one of the greatest of those prophets was the prophet Daniel, who wrote the Bible's "Book of Daniel." That's far too extensive a subject to delve into here; suffice it to say that he was given the keys to understanding "the last days" and was told that the prophecy wouldn't be understood until then, but that when the time comes, then the prophecy will be revealed. God said to Daniel: "Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed UNTIL THE TIME OF THE END." Daniel 12:9 UNTIL the time of the end ...Yes! It is in THIS, our day, that the Book of Daniel, having been sealed throughout all those generations, has been opened to us. It is a fascinating subject and along with what Jesus filled in later, it has become the very foundation for all "last days" understanding. "Many shall be purified, made white, and refined. But the wicked shall do wickedly, AND NONE OF THE WICKED SHALL UNDERSTAND, but the wise shall understand." Daniel 12:10 Truly this is an exceedingly wicked generation, and how precisely did Daniel foretell that NONE of the wicked shall understand. The kings of the earth, the leaders in high places, the ambassadors, the media moguls, the professors, the experts - none of them understand. It's so plain to see, yet they do not see. They do not CARE to see. They scorn the Word of God, to follow their own agenda - which, as it turns out, is Satan's agenda for "the last days." Friends, the Lord has built up Zion and the time of his appearing is near. Much has been said about this generation, and much has been revealed to the teachers God has raised up. The Great Tribulation is soon to begin, and if you've read what Jesus said about those days, recorded in Matthew 24, as well as what is presented in the Book of Revelation - you don't want to be here for that. Jesus said that the time of the tribulation will be worse than anything the world has ever known since the very beginning. And it's nearly upon us. "For then there will be great tribulation, SUCH AS HAS NOT BEEN SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD until this time, no, nor ever shall be." Matthew 24:21 God is merciful and he has raised up men to bring this message to whoever will receive it. The word has been spoken far and wide. Friends, we know what's coming. We've seen the "blood moons," which are total eclipses of the moon that made the moon look red. Each of them fell on Biblical feast days, and ONLY on Biblical feast days, how much clearer could the Lord make it? We've seen the total eclipse of the sun. We've seen the Revelation 12 "great sign" in the heavens. And coinciding with the last signs, the Pope of Rome, who many believe is the "false prophet" of the Book of Revelation, is well on his way in uniting all religions in his program of "ecumenism," to fulfill the prophecy of a global religion. False gods rising, Islam taking over large parts of the world, beheadings as spoken of in the Book of Revelation are practiced widely. We had an illegal “president,” a man of lawlessness with no birth certificate, a man who bypassed Congress and defied the Supreme Court issuing evil by "executive order," and he changed the course of America. Sodomy (homosexuality) has been made legal. Babies murdered by the millions. And even now, another false “president,” sitting in the highest position in the land, a con man put up by the world's evil agenda whose goal is to reduce earth's population to 500 million, and they're well on their way with the program which most don't understand. Terrorists have flooded in through our borders. CERN is unleashing inconceivable things upon the earth, more scary than most people would be able to handle. If you can't see it, you fit right into Daniel's statement, "NONE of the wicked will understand." All these things have taken place publicly and no one can say they were not warned. The Lord has covered the earth with men of God who have made all these things clear - clear, that is, to those who want to know. The rest will not understand and will go into perdition. "But the wicked shall do wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand." This Scripture divides mankind into two classes: those who understand, and those who don't care to. The wise and the wicked. Do not be found among the wicked. In the end - they're not going to make it. There is salvation only in Jesus Christ. His Word has revealed these things to us at the right time, and his mercy awaits all who turn to him - until that door is forever closed. In Noah's day, they didn't "get it" until the door was closed on the Ark. And the very same thing is happening now. None of the wicked understand. As Jesus said, the last days will be "as in the days of Noah."