Recently it occurred to me that last-days prophecies rely very heavily on non-believers to remain unrepentant and disbelieving. How ironic it is that the very people who do not believe are the ones who have been tasked with fulfilling the very prophecies they don’t believe in, which were given by the very Jesus that they don’t believe in. I would have expected that only people who believe in God, love God, and have Christ in their hearts would be the ones trying to make sure that prophecy gets fulfilled, if for no other reason than to “prove God’s existence.”
It seems an impossible task to pull off, somehow getting all these non-believers on board to fulfill Biblical prophecy. But, non-believers actually have a much better chance of making certain these prophecies don’t come true than believers have in making certain they do. Yet prophecy continuously comes true.
Believers cannot force others to believe in, let alone take part in, something that they want nothing to do with. Yet, non-believers have willingly participated in things that align directly with last-days Scripture, regardless of whether or not they are familiar with or knowledgeable of the Bible, and even though they don’t believe in it.
When it comes to Biblical prophecy, nonbelievers are the ones fulfilling much of Scripture. Let’s break down some Scripture that perfectly describes the prophecies that are being fulfilled:
From 2 Timothy 3:
“2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good…”
“Lovers of their own selves”: people are more and more rapidly subscribing to moral relativism, the idea that each person decides for themselves what is right for THEM, without regard to what is right for others or society as a whole. The problem is that there are no absolutes with moral relativity because what’s good for one person might be really bad for another. If everybody judged for themselves what was right and wrong based on their feelings at the time instead of an absolute moral code, and if our legal system worked this way, then there would be no criminal justice system and murderers, rapists, child molesters and thieves would go unpunished!
“Boasters, proud”: It’s not just God that doesn’t care for bragging/boasting – nobody likes a braggart. Yet somehow, we now have activist groups that are dedicated to boasting about and being proud of things that not too long ago, the majority of society still found morally unacceptable. Pro-abortion groups tweeted “Shout Your Abortion” and we have entire months (June, to be specific) as well as a flag and parades centering around gay “pride”. Both abortion (murder) and homosexuality were determined by God to be sins, and people are literally bragging about and proud of these things. Which is ironic in itself, being proud to be gay, considering gays are, according to gays themselves, “born that way”, which would mean that they themselves have nothing to do with the fact that they’re gay.
“Blasphemers”: Definition: the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God. This can and does come in many, many forms these days or I would not be able to write this piece in the first place. Why is it only the Lord’s name people use in vain? Why not “Satan damn it!” or “Easter Bunny damn it!” Or “Buddha damn it!”? The use of the Lord’s name in vain is nothing new, but nowadays it is commonplace to blaspheme God at every turn. People committed to deliberately antagonizing believers, calling God’s existence a lie, misquoting and misinterpreting Scripture and outright calling God a liar and the Bible a book of fairy tales.
“Despisers of those that are good”: There is an active call to ridicule, shame and demonize those who believe in God and try to live by God’s standards, or anybody who even by “coincidence” (in quotations because there are no coincidences when it comes to the moral code that was instilled in us by God) happens to believe certain things are wrong. The pushers of the gay agenda even wrote about it in an actual marketing campaign that was devised in the eighties, designed to desensitize Americans to homosexuality, called The Overhauling of Straight America. A very specific strategy they used was bullet-point #5, “Make the Victimizers Look Bad.” “At a later stage of the media campaign for gay rights-long after other gay ads have become commonplace-it will be time to get tough with remaining opponents. To be blunt, they must be vilified.”
It is by and far atheists/non-believers making prophetic Scripture come alive.
God’s judgment, end of days, men becoming what is described in 2 Timothy 3 – this is referring specifically to the people who have chosen to rebel against God. While EACH of us will be judged (including Christians), the end of days stuff is referring to specifically God’s punishment on mankind for not obeying him. And who disobeys God more than those who don’t believe Him or in Him?
In order for Christians to help these end-times prophecies come to fruition, we’d actually need to QUIT spreading the gospel, QUIT talking about God and quit trying to bring people to know Jesus. There are a lot of secular groups and individuals who would love nothing more than to shut us up, but if that happened we would be helping to fulfill these prophecies. It is no coincidence that the same people boasting about how they are “saving lives” by staying home and wearing masks during the COVID-19 pLandemic are the same people that closed down churches, and ordered that when the churches did open back up, no singing would be allowed. But, a true follower of Christ will not be silenced. Christians have gone to jail, lost their businesses, and died in the name of God. Have all Christians paid the ultimate price? Of course not…but there’s one thing that we’re all doing that I promise you makes Satan and his minions sooooooo angry they can’t stop…and that is praying.
We can’t stop “the end” from happening, because a society with free will, will unfortunately always exercise free will, leaving them more vulnerable to falling for Satan’s lies. But we can delay it. God clearly says that if my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14.