Like many of you I have been praying about the forthcoming referendum.
I do believe as a born-again, Spirit-filled Christian we would be better out of the EU than in the EU. On 24 June 2016 dependent on what the British public say, we will have to live with the consequences. I have listened to a lot of fear but I am reminded in Scripture that God does not work through fear. I do believe that the body of Christ is the true government on this earth and I do believe through prayer we can change many things by God’s grace.
Reference my previous article on this issue, I still hold fast to what God told me at the beginning, that if we remain in the EU then the setting up of the new world order and the apostasy church will come soon. This can be found in 2 Thessalonians 2, which I would like you all to mediate upon, as I do believe we are very close to the second coming of Christ. I think, brethren, we need to stop looking at this world, as John Bunyan did in the 17th century, and look to the celestial city which will be our home for all eternity. Like Paul who wrote to the Thessalonian church we must always be watchful to the signs and the time that we are living in.
Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.
2 Thessalonians 2. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
So in the words of our Lord Jesus Christ through the apostle Paul, let us continue in the work that the Lord has given us to bring precious souls from darkness to light. As we consider how to vote on Thursday let us do the right thing as believers. I would be as bold to say vote to leave.
May the grace of God be with us all as we make this big decision which will change the nature of our country forever.
Rev Ross Rennie