And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the LORD our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours. Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying, Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not, which have ears, and hear not: Fear not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it.
Although these words were first given to Jeremiah by the LORD as a warning of their upcoming captivity in Babylon, so they also ring true in our day. Because of our collective sins, disobedience and wickedness, the LORD is bringing about our own captivity and oppression. No, we will not be carried off the foreign lands, rather the laws of foreign powers shall supersede our own, our peoples will be put in prison (or worse) for their faith and obedience to Jesus Christ. Persecutions are upon us and will only get worse, much worse. The freedom to practice Christianity and enact upon our beliefs is now being taken away, and today is an extremely dangerous time for Christians desiring to hold fast to the Truth. I am greatly struggling with these issues, and to say that I am somewhat fearful would certainly not be an overstatement. All we can do is to pray, study, and continue the work God has set before each of us, and remain faithful to the end the best we can.
Have a blessed day because of our faith and hope in Jesus Christ,