The In-Between is Closing
To me, maybe to you as well, it freaks me out and is at the same time breathtaking that we are part of a wicked world on the eve of its destruction. In all the history of the world we’re fortunate to be citizens of an all-time elite, awe-inspiring civilization. A civilization unparalleled in its magnificence, opulence, and abundance and without any historical peer in its immensity and grandeur. And yet, we find ourselves in contention with Sodom and Gomorrah for the crown as the most base and degenerate people the world has ever known. A world so contradictory—we can see and have everything yet are blind and have nothing. Lead by idolatrous, materialistic, malevolent, and morally corrupt men, we inhabit a world about to meet its fate. Yes? Part of John’s biblical “Babylon the Great,” the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.1
For the moment, we live in a world in which the rain falls whilst the sun is shining. However, the once distant storm from which the rain comes is nearing and virtually all people, even if unable to articulate it eloquently, perceive its growing intensity and can sense the inevitable approach of conflict between the light and dark.
In nature, when both rain and sun are present, there is often an accompanying rainbow, marking the covenant God made with Enoch that dealt with preserving the righteous rather than destroying them in the flood and a promise that truth would remain on the earth to preserve mankind thereafter; including a return in the last days.2 However, for a rainbow to exist it doesn’t take just the presence of sun and rain. There is a third part of the equation for a rainbow to be seen – You. In order to see the brilliant colors of a rainbow, you have to stand between the sun and the rain. Which, as it turns out, is an apt metaphor for the great storm now coming into season on the eve of judgment. You, you stand somewhere between the sun and the storm; light and dark; the good and evil – both are present and able to be seen. And as you stand there, betwixt them both, and sense the “the troubling season now fast approaching,”3 both good and evil, light and dark, sun and storm are marshaling armies and lining up across from each other just before war breaks out. And, just as was the case in the time of Noah, there is a requirement for you to choose. At present, there is a bow in the sky marking a covenant that can be grasped. But, just as in nature when you can no longer stand between the sun and the rain the rainbow fades, so too is the time you can stand between light and dark, good and evil, sun and storm. The time to choose is fading quickly and whatever you choose, you will attain unto your choice. “He only asks us to repent and turn to Him. He does not compel obedience. He offers, on condition of obedience, grace for grace, that all might receive more. He offers us to become ‘one’ with Him and His Father. He continuously offers to help us be more.”4
The In-between is Closing, The Double D is Opening
Deliverance or Destruction
The choice is yours.
1. In an end-time context, this Greater Babylon represents a wicked world on the eve of its destruction and resembles John’s “Babylon the Great” (Revelation 17-18).
2. DS Comments Blogpost comments Alma 13:19-29 June 16, 2010
3. T&C 158:12
4. The Ascent Part 2 – Denver Snuffer Podcast