by John Barnett

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Series: Revelation - From Now to Forever
John Barnett

The greatest mystery in the world today is the patience of God in allowing sin to run rampantly through this world.

There is no village or town without its seething, and there is no human heart without its caliginous, black drop.
There is no life without its tears and its sorrows.
There is no home that ultimately does not break up, and there is no family that does not see the circle of the home dissolve in the depths of the grave.
There is no life that does not end in the grave.
The pages of history, from the time of the first murder until this present hour, are written in blood, tears and death.
Why God delays in taking, the kingdom unto Himself. That is the most inexplicable mystery that mind could dream of, the mystery of the presence of evil. For these thousands of years, God has allowed Satan to wrap his vicious, slimy, filthy, cruel tentacles around human life and around this earth. Does God know it? Is He indifferent to it? Is He not able to cope with it? Oh, the mystery of the delay of God!

That mystery has brought more stumbling to the faith of God's people than any other experience in all life. The infidel, the atheist, the agnostic and the unbeliever laugh and mock us, and God lets them mock and laugh.
Our missionaries are slain, our churches are burned to the ground, people in this earth by uncounted millions and millions are oppressed, living in despair, and God just looks. He seemingly does not intervene; He does not say anything, and He does not move. Sin just develops. It goes on and on. Oh, the mystery of the delay of the Lord God!
But somewhere beyond the starry sky there stands a herald angel with a trumpet in his hand, and by the decree of the Lord God Almighty, there is a day, there is an hour, there is a moment, there is an elected time when the angel shall sound and the kingdoms of this world shall become the ...

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