“Distress of Nations.” This is a phrase spoken of in the Book of Luke concerning End Times. Read it for yourself in Luke 21:25 and forward, “And there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them for fear and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heaven shall be shaken.” We are not all the way into the time spoken of here; however, I have never seen as much distress of nations in my lifetime as there is right now in the world. Have you noticed it? There is much unrest among people groups all across the world. The Middle-East is a perfect example of this. The so-called Arab Spring saw a major uproar among the Arab nations, including Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, Oman, Algeria, Jordan, Amman and Kuwait. Egypt is not really an Arab nation, but it has seen the overthrow of two rulers in the last three years. Iraq, Syria and Lebanon have been torn apart by internal conflict and this is just in the Middle-East. Western nations have suffered much distress through economic upheaval, with many nation’s financial institutions either teetering on the verge of collapse or having to take drastic measures to prop up their economies. These 19 countries are in poor financial health: Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Pakistan, Venezuela, Spain, Iceland, United States, United Kingdom, Turkey, South Africa, Japan, Italy, Hungary, Finland, Egypt, Canada, Belgium and Argentina. The country of Mexico has experienced incredible turmoil by reason of the drug wars with 60,000 killed between 2006-2012, not counting from 2012-2014, and 22,000 missing. The religion of Islam is perhaps the number one contributor to distress of nations. In dozens of countries throughout the world, Muslims are disrupting governments, including disrupting life in the Unites States. Over 100 million Muslims believe that their god Allah desires world conquest by whatever means necessary, including war, terrorism, decapitation, chaos and mayhem. British Muslim imam/cleric Anjem Choudary reportedly said this in an interview this past week: terrorizing the enemy is in fact a part of Islam.
The end is fast approaching my friends. Who wants to hear words like these? but it is foolish to ignore the signs all around us. Know this: as bad as things are, they are going to get much worse. The nations and peoples of the world have turned their backs on Almighty God YaHVeH. Satan, the adversary, the destroyer, the enemy of men’s souls, has been granted an open door by the peoples of the world to bring distress upon the earth. It is this way because of the power of choice given to us by the Great Creator YaHVeH. When a nation honors YaHVeH, you see the emergence of greatness, such as the United States of America. When a nation turns its back on YaHVeH, you see the decline of that nation, such as what is going on now in the United States of America. Going back to our passage in the Book of Luke chapter 21, disruption on this earth will increase dramatically. There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. The sea and the waves will roar in such scary fashion, that men’s hearts will fail them as they see the things coming on the earth. These things will not happen because of carbon emissions at the hands of man known as “global warming”, but because of the sins of mankind. The earth will reel to and fro as a drunkard as stated in the Book of Isaiah chapter 24. The cosmos will shake as stated in Luke 21:26, Matthew 24:29 and Mark 13:25. There will be more distress of nations with perplexity. The nations will be in a quandry for answers, but no answer will be found, because YaHVeH is the wellspring of all wisdom and knowledge. It is high time for all humans that have ears to hear and do not want to perish eternally to get their house in order. Let us turn to YaHVeH our Creator while there is still time. Revelation 3:20, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If any man hear My voice and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him and he with Me.