One of the worst possible scenarios is one in which a country, a people, or perhaps even an individual is engulfed in an emergency of epic proportions, yet is astutely unaware of the circumstances. I use the word "astutely" to suggest only that they are capable of understanding the circumstances but fail to do so such as would facilitate a planned and coordinated response. It was true just prior to the Babylonian invasion of Jerusalem. The Jews had been forewarned, knew the timing of the prophesied invasion, yet continued their daily activities refusing to acknowledge what they knew. It was as though they had made a concerted choice to surrender to the Babylonians long before the invasion occurred.
It also was true during World War II when Germany invaded the Soviet Union. The Soviets were well aware of the German troop buildup, knew the consequences, examined the pros and cons, and made a tactical decision to condone the invasion. The harm suffered far exceeded their expectations. It again was true when the United States bombed Nagasaki. The Japanese had foolproof intelligence that the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki would occur on the specific days that it occurred. However, they decided that it was in their best interests to succumb to the bombing and use it as a justification for a pre-planned retaliation. They never imagined that nuclear bombs would be used, and as a result, they suffered the consequences for decades.
It now is true in regard to the Chinese invasion of the United States, the Soviet Union, Japan, the Caribbean, London, Asia, Africa, Australia and countless other areas of the globe. The world has known that Chinese culture and politics is distinctly at odds with what exists in most of the world. They favor domination instead of freedom, they prefer to be told what to do, and in regard to politics, their brand of communism is more brutal than all other communist countries combined. When called to respond to human rights violations, their standard response is: "You also have violations." Of course, today most of the human rights violations throughout the world are being instigated by China.
The issue now is what should be the world's response to the current dilemma. Most governments are under siege, unable to take any significant action or authorize any major policy without China's express consent or approval. Even the United Nations is in a holding pattern in regard to certain aspects of its Sustainable Development Goals because China needs to ensure that the details match China's agenda. Of course, they are completely unaware that they are pandering to China. What should be the world's response?
God knew in advance that we would encounter these dire circumstances. He knew that we would need his guidance and his advice. He determined that anyone who could hear his voice could serve as a watchman for his people, to warn them of impending doom. Today, there are nine people in the entire world who can hear the voice of God. They are the only people from whom you should be seeking advice in regard to righteousness. In regard to doctrine, they will tell you that they know and teach only what they were taught. In regard to the timing of the coming Kingdom of God, they will tell you that they are not experts in prophecy.
When the ether (the God-sourced energy that embraces us and our world) knows that disaster is imminent, it becomes frantic. It begins to send alerts similar to the emergency sirens on a fire department truck. These alerts can be in the nature of loud cries which are heard from above, or groans heard on a horizontal level deep into the ether's core. One must listen intently in order to hear the ether's loud cries. When the ether has cried for longer than 24 days, it means that unfathomable disaster reigns and will continue to reign until there is relief. There have been only three occasions in history when the ether has cried for longer than 24 days: (1) when the Babylonians invaded Jerusalem; (2) when Jesus was crucified; and (3) the current siege of the earth and its people. The ether has been crying and groaning for 101 days. The groans and cries will continue for another 408 days.
The Scriptures state that when the ether begins to cry, we must begin to pray for God's intervention, his mercy, his truth, and his wisdom. Only God can stop the ether from crying, forgive the evils committed when we seek his forgiveness, and set us on a straight path. It may take many more days and much more evil before the earth earnestly begins to repent. It may take more denials of economic freedom, and the financial ruin of more countries, cities, and corporate entities. It may take more sieges of government operations and denial of sovereignty. It may take more beheadings of babies, and more murders of innocent men, women and children. It also may take more denials of religious freedoms, and basic human rights. But eventually, the earth will repent, and the Kingdom of God will be established.