Opposing the inevitable?

Whenever I think there are people who are not consistent I quickly make sure I do not check myself in the mirror. I, of course, would never be inconsistent.

Anyone reading between the lines of the posts I write will probably pick up that I voted ‘remain’ as far as the UK and the EU is concerned. Not because the EU is perfect, nor that it is a chosen vehicle to bring in the kingdom of heaven. There are many reasons, I am sure, to vote ‘leave’. To add into the remain / leave vote our Christian convictions about the future unfolding of prophecy just complicates it all.

An observation I have carried for a number of years is how difficult it must be if one holds to certain view of the future. Some of the Christian negative response to such issues as the European Union is to do with a view on prophecy relating to the end times. A revived Roman empire (of sorts) with space for the rise of a prospective world leader (antiChrist) is a view.

Now comes the complication! If I assume for a moment that was a valid view the question then becomes very challenging indeed. Do I oppose that happening… and set myself against what has been prophesied? Does not seem a good way to go… but if I go along with it all as that would align with prophecy… then I could find myself supporting an antiChrist shape? Of course with the EU vote I could take the view that the UK was not to be part of that revived shape (or at least north of Hadrian’s wall… oops, another politically divisive possibility) and so then I would have a win / win situation. The win / win would be that the UK (or at least Scotland) does not submit to the rising shape of antChrist, and I leave the rest of Europe to be the fulfilment of prophecy. Sorry – a win / lose scenario.

Just glad I have a simple approach.

  • I do not see the future laid out in Scripture… other than Jesus is coming and we live in the light of that and seek to align ourselves, and everything we can influence, to heaven’s values. So I have no need to wrestle with such thoughts as an antiChrist and a revived Roman Empire. Phew!
  • Powers are present, they are fallen, but can be influenced. The inevitable does not have to manifest provided we are involved.
  • Self fulfilling prophecies are easy to spot. ‘Don’t be involved it is evil.’ I respond obediently and do not get involved, then watch as it gets worse. Seems a connection – we remove the salt and there is no limitation placed on what was there.
  • Prayer content seems simple. Let your kingdom come.

I like the simple approach. I don’t need to wrestle with the conflict of seeking to oppose what I believe God has ordained.

3 thoughts on “Opposing the inevitable?

  1. That is all very interesting. Could you explain what you mean when you say ‘we remove the salt and there is no limitation placed on what was there.’? if you don’t mind (sorry if I’m being slow in understanding). Also do you believe then that God has ordained the divisions we see and the move to the right we see in Europe at the moment then or could it have happened because of man’s will driven by the satan’s agenda? Because if it’s the former then it is indeed hard and even wrong to oppose it even if it goes against everything that feels right. Your dream seems to offer some comfort for the future though – the one you spoke of in the post before last. Thank you.

    1. Hi Joanna. I realise sometimes when I write it is clear to me (!) but I have not expressed it so well. If we are removed (salt) or we withdraw (from fear / false belief or whatever) from where we should be then there is no restraint spiritually. So what was declared to be evil (in my example, Brussels, Europe etc.) will of course become more evil. It looks as if my prophecy was correct – but it was simply self-fulfilling. If I had been involved then I could have brought about a change.

      A simple guide for me is to always pray let your kingdom come. A kingdom of peace, health and well-being. Not simply for me in my small corner, but for ‘us’ whoever we are.

      No I do not believe God brings about the divisions. He does expose what is there… but I do not believe he authors it.

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