The Last Days
But, “Ah, Lord GOD!” I said, “Look, the prophets are telling them, ‘You will not see the sword nor will you have famine, but I will give you lasting peace in this place.'” Then the LORD said to me, “The prophets are prophesying falsehood in My name….
(Jeremiah 14:13-14 NASB)
Who is deceiving and who is deceived?
And who has all the false prophets believed?
Did they tell us that we would be saved?
And that our punishment would be waived?
What are God’s words about the last days?
His words tell of those who have lost their ways
They follow the false christs and their false signs
For these leaders feed them with many false lines
They believe they will be saved from every doom
As they pray to their own god in their own room
But their leaders are leading them with lies
And they have become wise in their own eyes
In their heart, they believe that they’ve been selected
By their own god, and will always be protected
But what have they done to deserve protection?
What do they have to guarantee their election?
Do they live by the well-known golden rule?
Or do they steal and hoard their food and fuel?
Do they love their neighbors as their own?
Or do their neighbors still remain unknown?
Do they pray for their foes and for concord?
Or do they stir up strife and promote discord?
Do they forgive mistakes and cease to judge?
Or do they always blame and hold a grudge?
Although only God is perfectly good
He expects us to do what we can and should
To follow His guidance the best that we can
Is the only helpful and righteous plan
For God wants goodness for all of creation
And His plan is for our edification
But He won’t wait forever for us to decide
Whether we will be on His righteous side
He has planned these times to test our hearts
To determine how we will play our parts
For what is in our innermost being
We will not prevent others from seeing
In the end, the earth is not the final goal
But it is a place where we can become whole
Eternity isn’t a place where we can find joy
While hatred and judgment are what we employ
We should use the time that we have right now
To seek out love and hate disavow
For not many on earth will remain
But all can learn to be more humane
The earth will undergo a purification
And all life here will experience prostration
For only God will be lifted on high
All others will surrender and sigh
So you can listen to the false prophets’ lies
But when the end comes, you’ll have no disguise
And what you have done will return to your heart
Whether you have attacked or practiced peaceful art
For if you have made war your personal aim
Fear will return to you and will your heart claim
But if you have loved, and have resisted the lie
You will find peace at last, although you may die