The Olympics -- who can say that at some point in their past they haven't enjoyed some part of them? From Mary Lou Retten to Kristi Yamaguchi and many others before, in between and beyond, the Olympic competitions have afforded most of us some moments of excitement and the pure pleasure of watching people stretch themselves to accomplish things all of us would love to do but lack either the drive, determination or skills to actually do.
That being said, in the past several Olympics, there have a lot of things come out which have tarnished their reputation. From the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan debacle to Ben Johnson and Marion Jones and their steroid use, and last year's Olympic record for condom usage - 90,000 condoms, and now this year's order for 100,000 condoms, the Olympics are sure to furnish us with plenty of scandal by the time they are over and done with.
My friend, Joseph Herrin has recently posted several eye-opening blogs regarding the history of the Olympics and what this year's Olympics in Great Britain may portend. You can read all about them at the following links:
Babylon Rising Part 6: London as Zion
The Inauguration of the Man of Sin
A Contrast of Kingdoms: The Tower Builders
Babylon Rising Part 7: Ringing in Satan's Kingdom
I have long been saying that we are living in the last days of this age. With the Middle East being a powder keg which could produce World War III at any moment, the financial systems of the world being on the bring of a melt down, living in extreme weather conditions no matter where you are in the world, and the desire of the powers that be to bring about a one world government, many people are now joining in the fray of trying to tell others that time on this earth is very short.
To think that the Olympics just possibly may be the event that brings about Satan's reign on this earth for the remaining few short years, is something I really don't like to even think about. However, I would like to impress upon anyone who stops by here the necessity of submitting your life to Jesus Christ and living according to His leading until that day when He returns for His Church - which I believe to be imminent (and I mean like any moment now!). Ephesians 6:10-18 tells us that we are not fighting against flesh and blood but against "spiritual wickedness in high places..." right here and right now every day of our lives but it is invisible to us. In the end days or The Tribulation as it is called in The Revelation of Jesus Christ or the days of Jacob's Trouble in the Old Testament, it will literally be hell on earth and the spiritual warfare will be visible and all around those who have to be alive at that time.
This is serious, serious stuff. The worst horror movie could not depict what is coming to the earth. Well maybe it could, I don't know. I do know this: Jeremiah 30:5-7 tells us this about that time:
5 "Thus says the LORD: We have heard a cry of panic, of terror, and no peace. 6 Ask now, and see, can a man bear a child? Why then do I see every man with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor? Why has every face turned pale? 7 Alas! That day is so great there is none like it; it is a time of distress for Jacob;...
Please read Joseph's postings listed above, and please be in prayer for God's mercy and grace to reign supreme in these very challenging days.
Father, Thank you that we can rely on you. You never change, and you alone are good. Lord, please show anyone who reads this and who does not have a relationship with you their need for a Savior and cause them to repent and submit their lives to your loving hand and wise guidance. We know the end of the story, Father, and praise you for the plan you have to bring many to salvation but also to impose justice and judgment on those who reject you. Thank you, Father, that you chose to draw me near to you and I thank you for the way you are working in my life and my family. All praise and glory and honor to your great name! I love you and honor you and pray in Jesus' name. Amen.