The Bible says in Ephesians 6:12 that “… we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places…”
Having said that, I witnessed my great nephews playing with toys. When there was a disagreement, I saw one boy snatch a toy from another. To show their disdain, the other boy hit the first. “I hit you because you took my……” was the reasoning given for physical action taken. They quietly and carefully continued this behavior until one of their mothers entered the room. They ceased because they feared wrath and punishment. One boy took something from another and had to face the repercussion for his actions. However, they both tried to keep their tiff out of general sight.
Russia has faced off against the Ukraine and international tensions rise. Nigerien maidens go abducted and no one has a clue where they are? I have seen 300 females in one place an — trust me– that many females are not hard to find. Even if they are separated, some girl is talking somewhere! Speaking of missing people, Malaysian Flight 370 with 200+ passengers totally disappears in the Indian Ocean. No transponder, no pieces, no nothin’. With all the hoopla surrounding these events, have we forgotten that we still have men and women being shot at in Iraq? In Europe, we are only seeing faint remnants of a general sense of lawlessness that has always pervaded the region subtly. It is becoming more and more prevelant as we see things that are outlandish go unexplained by foreign governments.
We need not go across the waters to see the blatant disregard for human life. U.S. cities (my own Chicago, in particular…) are ravaged with violence and have little or no city services or proper support in a system that has been set up for decades to deplete the resources of the inner city and leave those that live there to their own destruction (that is another story all together).
Something is going on in Europe behind the scenes — someone is snatching someone ‘s toys! Meanwhile, the powers-that-be sit back, pretending to be helpless and watch the madness play out like a well-orchestrated production. Revelation is laden with detailed explanations that symbolically mention each of the regions that we discuss here. It is up to us to decode and decipher.
I am not placing blame on anyone. Instead, I am making Christians aware that something bigger than us is unfolding before our eyes. We cannot depend on the newspapers to inform us and put their jaded twist on things. We have had the play-by-play report all along and we had better read it with more urgency than ever.
Pray, People of God. Pray.