There are certain scripture passages that warrant exegesis, there are certain scripture passages that warrant an explanation or an interpretation, but I’ve been losing sleep over the last couple days over one particular scripture that is self-explanatory, in and of itself, a sobering passage that I believe is both warning and foreshadowing of what we can expect in the near future.
And so, I will just type out the passage, let you read it for yourself, and offer no further interpretation or insight, because in and of itself it is enough to break us and bring us low, to humble us and cause us to seek His face.
Isaiah 47:8-15, “Therefore hear this now, you who are given to pleasure, who dwell securely, who say in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one else besides me; I shall not sit as a widow, nor shall I know the loss of children’; But these two things shall come to you in a moment, in one day: the loss of children, and widowhood. They shall come upon you in their fullness because of the multitude of your sorceries, for the great abundance of your enchantments. For you have trusted in your wickedness; you have said, ‘no one sees me’; your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; and you have said in your heart, ‘I am and there is no one else besides me.’ Therefore evil shall come upon you; you shall not know from where it arises. And trouble shall fall upon you; you will not be able to put it off. And desolation shall come upon you suddenly, which you shall not know. Stand now with your enchantments and the multitude of your sorceries, in which you have labored from your youth – perhaps you will be able to profit, perhaps you will prevail. You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels; let now the astrologers, the stargazers, and the monthly prognosticators stand up and save you from these things which shall come upon you. Behold, they shall be as stubble, the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame; it shall not be a coal to be warmed by, nor a fire to sit before! Thus shall they be to you with whom you have labored, your merchants from your youth; they shall wander each one to his quarter. No one shall save you.”
Isaiah 47:3, “Your nakedness shall be uncovered, yes, your shame will be seen; I will take vengeance, and I will not arbitrate with a man.”
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.
Friday, June 3, 2011
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We don't wanna be witnesses of it tough , but it's coming, coming very soon...
I thank the Lord for men like you, Michael, who are faithful and true. God bless you.
I discovered your Grandfather's prophecy and have been reading your blog every day for about 3 weeks now. I can tell you take scripture very seriously and have no doubt you are not sincere. However, I do wonder what you expect people to do with this information. Repentance yes, but is repentance really valuable when its only motivation is fear?
I'm a young man, only 22 years old. Should I bother trying to find a wife, and having kids? Wouldn't it be irresponsible to bring children into a world where we believe worldwide strife is about to occur? What if I get a job opportunity in LA or New York? Should I turn it down because I'm afraid it will be destroyed? Harold Camping ruined hundreds of people's lives with his doomsday predictions. What makes you any different? (I would like to interject that I do believe you are different, in that you care about what the word actually says and about the people you speak to, but you can see the problems with preaching an "end is nigh" message to people.)
I agree with you that we should be ready at all times for Jesus to return, and for any hardships he might put us through. But I'm not so sure you should be trying to predict the future, regardless of any visions you had. It takes away people's hope, and replaces it with fear. We should be trying to bring God's kingdom to earth NOW, by loving people, by spreading the message of Jesus.
I've been afraid, not just for me but for friends and family that I care about very much, and indeed all of humanity.
Ezekiel 33:6, "But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman's hand."
Let me begin to answer your commment by saying that I do what I do for a very selfish reason. The reason I do what I do, is so that on that great day, when we all stand before the throne of God, no blood will be required of my hands. No, I do not believe that the message I preach, the visions I've received, or the visions my grandfather has received are reason for fear, but rather reason for hope. In His love God forewarns His children, that they might prepare, that they might not be overcome by what they will see with their own eyes, but rather knowing that God forewarned of these things, they will have absolute trust that God will keep His promise and protect them through it.
God protects His own, and in this we hope, in this we glory, that having surrendered our hearts to Him, having repented, and having been sanctified, if we live, we live for Him, and if we die in Him. We are no longer our own, our lives are now His, and as a good Father He keeps us.
So, if you get that job opportunity in LA or New York, first pray, and if God says go, then go, because He will protect you even in the midst of chaos. If you meet your soulmate, then yes, get married, because family is pleasing in the sight of God, and if He gives you children, then receive them as His blessing. He will protect, He will provide, He will keep.
I have never, and will never promote fear, but I do encourage people to be sober minded, and aware of the times and the seasons they are living in, and get serious with God. I hope I've answered your question, glad you don't compare me to old Harold.
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.
Your June 3 posting grabbed me. I recognized it immediately as a reference to Babylon. It reads very similar to Rev. 18 which is about Mystery Babylon (America).
As you said, "a warning and foreshadowing."
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