The atrocities in Paris on Friday, November 13th have horrified us. 130+ people butchered, randomly. The terrorists are succeeding in spreading terror.
But pundits and analysts say: “Why didn´t the security forces discover this beforehand?”
However, that is not easy in our era of communications and travel. Evil people move around and communicate quickly and in diverse ways.
But even if the security forces had issued a forewarning, wouldn´t that have been heavily criticized as well? After all, most people don´t want to hear “negatives”. We´d rather watch the horror and evil on fiction TV: “Homeland”. “Blacklist”, “House of Cards” etc. As long as it is fiction, then it is entertaining.
The same was the case before World War II. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain declared after his deal with Adolf Hitler: “Peace in our time!” And 6 million Jews were slaughtered….
Not just in the real world of politics, military and crime though.
We have “Chamberlains” in Christendom as well.
Prophets who enter a popularity contest that arouse the “Oohs” and the “Aahs” might get the “Amens” and the “Hallelujahs” now, but what happens afterwards? I mean, if everything is all positive, then we would all love to hear the good things. I do too….
But I sure am glad for prophets such as Bishop Bill Hamon who spoke prophetically to me on December 7th, 2007 about terrible things that were about to happen, but that would lead to the best years of my life! I did not like it when he spoke, but it helped me when things began to crumble.
Even this year, two UK prophets have spoken prophetically over me things that I absolutely did not like, but it is helping me immensely now.
Let´s learn to appreciate true warnings from God from true prophets.