When Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Azariah son of Oded the prophet, he took courage. He removed the detestable idols from the whole land of Judah and Benjamin and from the towns he had captured in the hills of Ephraim. He repaired the altar of the Lord that was in front of the portico of the Lord’s temple.
- 2 Chronicles 15:8
We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
- 2 Peter 1:19-21
“But Polly added, ‘But we are not quite as bad as that world, are we Aslan?’
“’Not yet, daughter of Eve,’ he said. ‘Not yet. But you are growing more like it. It is not certain that some wicked one of your race will not find out a secret as evil as the Deplorable Word and use it to destroy all living things. And soon, every soon, before you are an old man and an old woman, great nations in your world will be ruled by tyrants who care no more for joy and justice and mercy than the Empress Jadis. Let your world beware.”
- C. S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew
C. S. Lewis adds this bit of supposition near the end of the quoted book. It may not be prophetic, as there is little means of proving that it was inspired by God, only a fantasy story written by a Christian author.
But C. S. Lewis wrote the Narnia series in the 1950s. The “war to end all wars” had left Lewis wounded and scarred. That was followed by another war that involved even more of the planet. And there was war among the super powers that emerged from the ashes. While the Korean Conflict was over at the time this book was written, there was an unease as the Cold War was placed on simmer and small wars popped up in various places around the world.
It was not a farfetched idea that people like me would grow up to see tyrants rule over large chunks of the planet.
It may not be prophecy, but we should have been warned.
Some were alert during the Cold War, but even then, the large nations of the world started thinking of comforts instead of preparedness.
And now in the post Cold War years, our battles are more over global calamity like the climate.
Do not believe the rhetoric for a second. I recently watched a documentary where it was said that the “Green” agenda was only a ruse for some power to emerge as the leader of the entire world, a unified government under one, all powerful tyrant.
Is Climate Change real or a ruse? It probably is real but whenever government latches onto a theory where fear can be manipulated, their goal is greater control at our expense. But if climate change is God’s judgment on the earth to allow us to set up the Antichrist and start the End Times, then there is nothing we can do about it.
We can repent and turn to God, and maybe God will hold off on our destruction, but only for another generation or two or three.
There is greed and avarice in the world that knows no bounds. We will eventually destroy ourselves. It does not take a prophet to state that. But that does not mean that prophets are not now among us. The kings of Judah did not listen to Jeremiah. They threw him in a cistern at one point. He was often imprisoned or chained.
Before Jeremiah’s day, Asa heard the prophecy and he repented. Asa was rewarded by God.
Most cannot see the signs, and for those that do, are we heeding them?
Soli Deo Gloria. Only to God be the Glory.