THERE SHALL BE A TIME OF TROUBLE - The Days of The End - by Paul M Hanssen
THERE SHALL BE A TIME OF TROUBLE – The Days of The End – by Apostle Paul M Hanssen
Many people, including naive Christians, are holding on to hope that social life and conditions in the land are ‘soon’ going to get better. “Oh, once we get ‘our man’ back in power everything will be OK”, they say. Once we can squash the opposing political views we will once again redeem the nation, many believe. “We are going to get our country back”, are the words on many people’s lips. The hope of turning back the clock to a better and brighter day ravishes the hearts of many.
In February of 2020, the Spirit of God spoke to me saying, “The beginning of sorrows is upon us.” (click here for the article that I wrote on the ‘Beginning of Sorrows’ in March of 2020 - https://www.sevenpillarschurch.com/post/the-beginning-of-sorrows-a-prophetic-word-by-paul-m-hanssen & click here for a sermon on the same subject https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcnlbrOIK7w).
Prior to that experience, I recall standing in the pulpit whilst preaching to the Central Seven Pillars Church in Clarksville, Indiana-USA, on the 29th of December, 2019 (the final Sunday of that year), and also on January the 5th, 2020 (the first Sunday of that year). On both occasions, my eyes beheld a massive cherub, most probably 12 feet tall, standing at the back of the church with two wings stretched high, as if he was standing to attention, waiting for a command. The expression upon the face of the angelic being was somber, serious, and frankly quite frightening; not frightening in the sense of dread but in the sense of awe. I believe my spiritual eyes were opened briefly to behold the beginning of Daniel chapter twelve:
And at that time shall Michael stand up*, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble*, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. Daniel 12:1. (*Highlights added by author)
My eyes beheld a standing, prepared for action, angelic being who was ready to stand in defense for the children of God in the times of great trouble, peril, and sorrow. God’s remnant people will be spared through the pre-tribulation sorrows and perils. This is God’s promise.
This article is not, however, about God’s protection or being spared in the End-Times. We will deal with that in another article or teaching. This article is about the beginning of sorrows, the time of trouble, and the perilous times prophesied concerning the last-days. The world, and certainly our nation, has reached the point of no return. We should neither hope for nor seek for “better days” because those days are gone. From this point forward the world will never, ever, be the same again! The COVID-19 pandemic was the beginning of a snow ball beginning it’s roll down the mountain-side, escalating in speed, and growing in size, as it moves toward a final explosion of events that will herald in the final phase of this earth’s existence as we know it. No, things are not going to get better – they are in fact, going to get worse and worse.
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 2 Timothy 3:1.13.
Those who sit in seats of power over the entire globe are not even aware of the spirit that has full domain and authority over and upon their courts and chambers of government. Evil men (and woman) are being used by the powers of darkness to seduce the people on the planet into deep deception. Deception simply means to cause someone to believe that which is a lie. Truth is twisted and lies generated to maintain order and the control of the masses in the wake of global changes on every imaginable front. The stage of governmental powers over the entire planet is being set – one piece at a time, whilst preparing for ‘the one’ who is soon to appear on the political world platform. He will come with the promise of answers to the world’s crisis. He will seemingly have the answer to world peace. He will herald in a universal religion (which is already in preparation), and a One-World monetary cashless society (which is also already in preparation). He will introduce a ‘New-World-Order’ that is controlled and dominated by Satanic powers.
As China and the Middle East gear up for war, the fear of massive atomic destruction looms. Famines are on the rise globally. The USA, and the global society at large, has yet to see unprecedented food shortages as the shelves of supermarkets ‘slowly’ empty out. Strange weather patterns are circling the globe causing the skies to drop rain resulting in floods with winds and storms bringing about massive destruction. Never before in modern history have so many uncontrollable fires simultaneously burned, leaving whole towns and villages destroyed. As of August 2021, 68 volcanos have erupted this year alone with many more being carefully watched due to earthquakes and activity being monitored beneath earth’s surface. Pestilences are increasing at an alarming rate. COVID-19 has globally claimed the lives of almost five million people in a period of under two years (708,000 have died in the USA alone). However, this is a drop in the bucket in comparison to what is coming. Diseases are about to surface on the planet that man in all of his knowledge and wisdom cannot cure. Religious freedoms and liberties are on the brink of becoming extinct as world governments view the Christian Church as a threat and danger to the global plan being set in place. Persecution of the Church is about to rise to an unprecedented level in the name of social justice and the alleviation of what is deemed as ‘hate speech’. The financial markets are unstable. While the federal government puts on a brave face and seduces the population into believing that all is well, we are soon to see a financial crash hit the land. This will create a global financial tsunami that will devastate world economies and cripple governments and multibillion dollar corporations, and as a result bring them to their knees and at the mercy of, and under the power of, a new ‘One-World Order’ and ‘new age’ of social reform.
No, dear reader, do not hope for things to get any better. We have, indeed, entered a time of ‘no return’. The Apostle Paul made it clear that in the end-times, in the times of much peril and trouble, evil men will wax worse and worse. Conditions will grow increasingly worse. The time of pre-tribulation sorrows, trouble, and perils is upon us. It won’t be very long and the curtains to the stage of the final play will open and the anti-Christ will have his debut. The only ‘return’ we should be anticipating is for God’s people returning to Him as we anticipate His ‘return’.
All that is transpiring in our day must be. The trajectory of events has been set. Nothing will change the course of where end-time events are leading us. Jesus made it clear that these things “MUST BE”.
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass*, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. Matthew 24:4-8. (*highlight added by author)
What we see happening in the world, and that which is about to be unleashed upon the global community, cannot be stopped. These things have to transpire as part of God’s purposed plan for the end. These are the beginning of sorrows. The rapture is not taking place tomorrow – the end is not yet. But we are witnessing the beginning of the days of trouble that Daniel prophesied in chapter twelve and verse one. (See Daniel 12:1 written above in this article).
God’s people need to stop wasting their time fighting political wars in hopes of ‘getting their country back’. This is a trick and ploy of the enemy to take your focus off of that which has value and eternal merit. No one is going to change the trajectory of events. No government, no political party, no king, no president, and no earthly ruling power is able to change end-time events from taking place. The powers that be are ordained by God (Romans 13:1). God is the One setting all the right players in their correct slot so as to be able to fulfill and accomplish all that He, Himself, has spoken. Do not get caught up into the wars of politics. Rather, set your sight, focus, energy, time, and heart on God and His Word. In the midst of all of the end-time shaking and quaking, God will awaken and restore His people in preparation of the appearing of His Son in the clouds of glory. Focus on hearing His voice. Focus on committing yourself to His purpose and will. Focus on running the final phase of the journey with haste, commitment, and love for the things of God.
Daniel said that in this time of trouble the remnant people of God (the children of thy people), and all those who are written in the book, shall be delivered. (Psalm 87:6).
Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. Jeremiah 30:7.
The time of Jacob’s trouble is here (both for God’s natural and spiritual people). People of God, set your sights on Him! There is deliverance and redemption awaiting those who love the Lord and who “go out to meet Him”. (Matthew 25:6). The times of great trouble and tribulation are fast approaching, and are actually already upon us. However, God will spare, and He will deliver His own. Get ready! Prepare yourself both naturally and spiritually for that which is coming upon the earth. We will experience woe, but those who endure unto the end will be saved! (Matthew 10:22, Matthew 24:13).
-Paul M Hanssen