The Bible is a pipeline between the past and the future. By understanding its history, we can see repeating patterns as current events unfold before our eyes. In the book of 1 Samuel, God tore the kingdom from Israel’s first king, Saul, due to his disobedience and unfaithfulness. In Chapter 16, God told Samuel, his prophet, to anoint a new king. David, the 8th son of Jesse, was chosen to lead God’s people (1 Samuel 16:1-13). It would take awhile before David wore the crown. Events had to play out. The young son of Jesse would have to prove his worthiness. He did just that by protecting the Israelite army from the Philistine giant, Goliath–a job that King Saul should have embraced. Kings and leaders emerge after a lot of behind the scenes preliminaries.
Jesus was approached by Satan and was presented with 3 temptations. One of them that was posed by the devil offered Jesus the luxuries and wealth of earth in all their regal glory. Jesus never disputed that they these things belonged to Satan, the prince of this world, and that he could give them to anyone he chose. There was a price for this anointing by Satan: To have world dominion, worshiping the Prince of Darkness was mandatory. Jesus passed his test. He rebuked the devil by saying “It is written:…” and then quoted Scripture. Satan departed. (Matthew 4:8-10, Luke 4:5-8)
The importance of understanding the Bible’s past is that an anointing has probably already occurred. While we immerse ourselves in our daily lives, I believe Satan has approached his chosen one, possibly in an upper room somewhere or in a desert region. The devil has shown his candidate earth’s luxuries and glories, as he did Jesus. This man has accepted the offer and the price. He has freely worshiped Satan. Eventually the world will know him as the embodiment of evil.
Current events discussed on this website show that the world stage is being set. The beast is just waiting for the proper time to emerge and deceive the world. All but a few will believe he is the world’s savior. Pay attention to what happens over the next 2 years. Impending wars in the Middle East and the nullification and defeat of America as a major world power will bring the planet to its knees. Many will clamor for a king as Israel did before Saul was anointed. God will give the world what it wants. The antichrist will arise and lead many astray. The wise will heed the Bible’s warnings and shelter themselves in the ark of our true King, Jesus!–EJ