“My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.” Hosea 9:17
They call them refugees. The news has been full of stories about them. Syrians have been the focal point in the news lately, but for decades there have been stories in the mass media about refugees: who they are, where they come from, the back story of their plight and who is responsible. Very often we hear heart wrenching stories and images of the children who became collateral damage, tugging at the heart of the viewer, prompting discussion surrounding every facet including our own social responsibility. Each opposing side offers up their empirical perspective and begs for you to ride in their emotional sidecar by vilifying their opponent, rendering us judge, jury and, many times, executioner in our heart. Never before in the history of the world have we, as a global society, been as susceptible to such emotional highs and lows on social issues as we experience today. Even sitting alone, we find ourselves thinking about the turmoil the world is in; gleaned primarily from the media directed trauma we endure today. In the end, after the rhetoric dies down, nothing much changes and the next heart wrenching story comes rolling down the media conveyer keeping us in a state of flux; fostering both a feeling of foreboding and helplessness ultimately leading to desensitization, because, who are these refugees, really?
The Syrians are not the only ones, as you know. The many wars in history, particularly beginning with the Crimean War in c.1853-56, which was the first war widely documented by photographs and written media, caused many of the natives to flee and become refugees; displaced people who lost nearly everything and barely escaped with their lives. Or, as some may recall, in 1947, Jewish immigrants, packed in a ship called, “Exodus” bound for Palestine, were ultimately turned back to return to Germany by the British Royal Navy. Can you imagine, those same recently closed German concentration camps where their dearest loved ones were brutally and inhumanely executed became these displaced persons’ hotel rooms? And, probably the most famous refugees in the world for many decades now would be, the “Palestinians”. These ones who are not really Palestinian at all, but displaced Arabs from the 1948 War of Independence who once lived and worked peacefully alongside their Jewish neighbours for many generations – rejected by their own Arab brethren.
However, war is not the only vehicle for immigration. A policy widely known as the “Dutch Model” became the global blueprint for integration. Although this method of migrating people was essentially voluntary, the result is the same: masses of people being moved around from countries and continents to be resettled far from home with not much more than their long held ideologies.
All of this is happening right before our Heavenly Father’s eyes. He is not blind to His creation and His ears are not stopped to the bleat of His lambs. He observes the evil as well as the good. Reading what the Bible says about this, the picture becomes clear as to what our sovereign Father, God, sees and hears. As we look at His people, Israel, we see how much they have migrated around the world through the ages. From Egypt to Canaan to New York and all over the globe today, we can know that God is still on the throne and that His preserved Word is proven by the fulfillment of all He said. Praise the Lord, He is God! His will is guaranteed to come to pass even as it is written. However, is all this ‘people moving’ really God’s will? Is this a blessing or a curse? God’s perfect will or His permissive will? Have we forced our own wills? Coming back to what the Bible calls, doing things as we see as right in our own eyes? If we truly want to do God’s will, we need to look into the scriptures to ask: what does God want in all of this?
Adam and Eve
I submit to you that the very first immigrants in the history of creation caused every future occurrence of this curse of ‘people moving’. The Bible offers many tangible examples of certain ones who were permanently removed from their homes to another geographical location.
The first was a permanent relocation of Lucifer and his angels from Heaven to Earth and we know the outcome of that. Lucifer’s pride and temptation combined with Adam and Eve’s disobedience caused sin to enter into the world and death by sin. Adam and Eve had a permanent residence in the Garden of Eden and, after breaking God’s commandment, became the very first example of immigration on Earth. Needless to say, this was not a blessing, but a curse, and irreparably ruined their lives. They left that beautiful garden in shame with nothing and their lives were forever changed. From there, things did not get any better for them. They had two sons. The eldest, Cain, slew his younger brother, Abel, leading to God sending Cain away, saying, “a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.” And, this was only the beginning; only the first family ever to exist upon the Earth!
If we are to take the genesis of Earth in consideration, we would have to agree that, so far, migration was not a blessing in any way, but a punishment and a curse upon those who suffered from it. What other Bible examples can we find of people mass migrating?
The Land of Shinar
Fast-forward to the people of the plain in the land of Shinar. The inhabitants lived there and worked together and thought to themselves to build a tower into heaven so they would not be lost amongst the nations. They failed. Miserably.
“And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.” Gen. 11:9
From our own eyes, their building project intentions may have seemed honourable enough if there was no God in Heaven to answer to. But, there is a God in heaven who wants our complete will, attention, and obedience. These ones had a serious heart problem. They did not want to believe in an Almighty God who is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. I could imagine they must have believed something of the god’s of their fathers, perhaps they heard a story of a place up in the heavens somewhere, but they did not have the fear and understanding of God in them. That left them with the belief in themselves and their own abilities. In fact, they freely admitted being motivated by an ungodly fear in spite of their own weaknesses; “lest we be scattered”. They were left with nothing else but to believe that they could make it their own way, the way of works, to enter into heaven. If they could but complete a stairway, they would save themselves without the need to obey this unseen one whom they knew existed as Almighty God, as written on the tables of their hearts. But, indeed, there was the true and living God looking down from heaven seeing everything they were doing, observing the evil and the good. He already knew everything in their hearts. In fact, the Bible says He came down with, “us”, that is, along with Jesus and The Holy Spirit, and said:
“And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” Gen. 11:5-7
There stood the Triune God amongst them while they implemented their infernal plan. God admitted that they were well on their way, but judged it outside of His will and put a permanent halt to their building project. Then, like watching a train wreck, you know what is coming. Their worst fears were brought upon them. The judgment of the people of the infamous and incomplete, Tower of Babel, a name forever to be a byword, were scattered abroad over the whole earth.
“Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.” Gen. 11:9
When we look at our modern day immigration policies, how does this world get the impression that such a program is healthy in any way? The answer is simple: just as the people of the plains of the Land of Shinar, our world leaders think that they must at least attempt to continue building this tower into heaven, the Tower of Babel. The blueprints must once again be unrolled, there must be no place for God in society, and the building must continue. Have we learned nothing? Must we have God’s judgment again? The answer, according to prophecy in scriptures is, unfortunately, yes. We can clearly see the writing on the wall by the world leaders through their words, icons and symbols. They will not be stopped until the final end. Now, what if we were to look at our world today and look for the sign of many people moving to and fro, what would we find?
Running To and Fro
In the last chapter of The Book of Daniel, “the unknown hand”, perhaps another angel, which caused Daniel to tremble in Daniel 10:10-11, goes on to tell Daniel the prophecy of the Great Tribulation, a time of great trouble such as never was, and finishes off by telling Daniel to seal up the book until the end of time in verse four. At the end of that verse, this entity says something very interesting. He shares some vital signs that we should take into consideration that shall come to pass in the context of migrating people;
“…many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Dan. 12:4
This prophecy is being fulfilled today. There are many people running to and fro and knowledge has increased exponentially. It is no doubt that with the advent of the internet, at no time in history have we been privy to more information at a touch than at this time. And, it says, many people will be running to and fro. Also, at no time in history have there ever been more people moving around the earth by all means as we see it today. We have never had such access to travel by flight and other means and never have we seen such an influx of humanity moving into the global melting pot. When we look at the Syrian refugees, this is only the beginning of a new rout of mass humanity moved by the global minded, this time under the auspices of persecution. These people, we are told, are victims of circumstance. We are told these ones being moved to and fro have been persecuted and are not at fault. Thus, more prosperous countries around the globe are being lead into feelings of guilt to accept them into our homes and personal spaces. But, according to scripture, this is not a boon to any healthy country, but a curse. We will eventually reap what we sow, particularly when we do not know what type of seed is in the bag. But, speaking of persecution, Christians throughout history certainly know something about this.
There is an evil in the world today. It is a new global system of governance, which, like at The Tower of Babel, completely abandons God. It is sometimes referred to as the New World Order by those in power and they have a plan. One part of it is commonly known as an, “Immigration Policy” by most governments or, also referred to as, “diversification” or even, colloquially as, “the Dutch Model” by others. Regardless of any ambiguous title, it amounts to the same thing: moving masses of people so to affect global assimilation. Their intent is to create a melting pot leading to the cultivation of one global mind. For decades now, this world is being herded into a certain way of thinking using nefarious methods, including trauma through television and media so that the people will not only be ready to accept a one world government and a one world church, but actually run headlong into their open arms. This will culminate in man-worship of the one man, the Antichrist, as spoken of in the Book of Revelation. Although, this is not a matter of if, but when, my dear friends let not your heart be troubled. The end is not yet. However, there is no doubt that, for we who would believe in one singular way unto God and heaven that is outside of their approval, any opposition of their plan will produce great persecution.
“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” II Tim. 3:12
Looking throughout the history of Christianity, migration as a result of persecution is nothing new to us. Although this was not God’s perfect will and original plan, we can see how God used persecution to move people all around the world that possessed the gospel. For instance, Paul and Silas, through persecution, were jailed in Philippi and led the jailer and his whole family to salvation in Christ. Also consider the Christians of Jerusalem and Antioch, how they were moved because of persecution under the threat of death and the gospel went with them wherever they went throughout the world. How about the Protestant Reformation that moved many good Bible believing Christians with the gospel to new lands and new hearts? Yes, throughout history, God has used persecution to move His people to the places where He wanted them to get the gospel to save the lost. It is only too bad that we had to suffer such needless pain and harm through it as a result of this sin cursed world. The Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ tells us that, in the end, the saints will cry for them who are being persecuted; lamenting the ones who will die for the gospel.
“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.” Rev. 6:9-11
There are those in the world today that are giving up their lives for the gospel and for Christ. For example, in Deera Square in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, also known as ‘chop-chop square’, there are those dear ex-Muslims who converted to Christianity and refused to renounce their faith in Christ who have suffered their deaths by beheading, just as the scripture foretells. In the U.S. and Canada and in the E.U., there are an increasing number of people that are suffering for the cause of Christ, affecting their need to move away from what they know as home. They are losing their businesses, being kicked out of their jobs, and losing their livelihoods, all because they refuse to bend to the world’s view and renounce their discipleship of Christ. We, too, can reasonably expect, in the not too distant future, a greater persecution to befall us as the hatred of Christians continues to escalate. It is already well under way with public ridicule and open insults leading to hate crimes and personal attacks. Perils exist of Christians being held in prison for no reason and then, eventually, there will be nowhere left to go, Christians will die right there in the streets.
“But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.” Luke 21:12
“And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.” Luke 21:16-17
This is already a reality. It is already here in the world, but the shroud is being pulled our way. Have you prepared your hearts for this reality? I pray that Jesus comes sooner than that to bring us to our safe reward in heaven, but, moreover, I pray for His will be done.
In contrast to the curse of wandering among the nations, when we think of Jesus’ imminent return, we shall never be moved again! No longer will there be a threat from the globalists of moving and removing masses of people at their whim and command. What a glory and a blessing to know this truth! All who are God’s children, born again and heirs to the heavenly throne, shall live in mansions in the place prepared for us though Jesus’ blood for eternity. We shall live where there is no sin and we shall not be moved. For now, we must suffer through this sin-cursed world and witness God’s permissive will, including world leaders who are committing evil, but think they are doing right in their own eyes. These globalists want us to believe that love will eventually prevail, that people are inherently good. They think that by forcing people out of their convictions and yoking them together into unnatural relationships that we will have no choice but to get along, and, in time, will be assimilated into their utopian society of “peace and harmony”. According to God’s Word, nothing could be further from the truth. According to God’s Word, there will be a time of unprecedented tribulation. Thank God, we will be saved from the worst time in the history of the world, a time of trouble such as never was. We will be in a place of peace and rest with Jesus in Heaven; we who know Jesus and have accepted Him as our own personal Saviour here on Earth. Once you leave this Earth, it is too late to decide. If you have not made that decision yet, settle it right now. Pray and admit you are a sinner who needs Jesus and, “thou shalt be saved”. If you are saved, please regard this as your clarion call to get moving for Him while you are still free to do so. Hand out tracts. Talk about Jesus to everyone you can. Walk in the Word to grow and be strengthened. The time is short. ~R.
“A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.” Prov. 12:3