“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those sent to her, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were unwilling! Look, your house is left to you desolate.”
Do these words have any meaning for Christians today? Who is the one who grieves when they contemplate the fate of the Church in the 21st Century? Who sheds a tear for family members absorbed by the chaos of everyday life? What will be the end of those who applaud violent sports and promiscuous and sluttish entertainment? Where will all of this lead but to an unsavory demise and a darkened heart? My home, my town, my country why are you so unwilling? Can’t you see the handwriting on the wall, “You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting”? All the violent movies you watch and all the political intrigue is prophetic of your destruction. “Look, your house is left to you desolate”! O Jerusalem, Jerusalem!
“Why are you so sad?” they ask. “The President has announced prosperity and fullness for all, don’t be sad, be glad. We have the opposition on the ropes in the Nation and in the world, and their final gesture was an exasperated ripping of paper and a smirk of defeat.” “We are winners,” they say, “not losers.”
A wounded bear has been made no friend. Mankind’s worst disaster will come at the end of a very positive speech. The world is pregnant with Violence and will give birth to Disaster, twin destructions; delivery will come when no one is watching, nation inebriated, and the Church asleep, a Satanic blitzkrieg. “Verily I tell you, all these things will come upon this generation.”
Do these words have any meaning for Christians? No!, so Jesus weeps outside Jerusalem, and the prophets weep and bow their heads, alone, and the Remnant weep and pray, for these are –
The Last Days.