“Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’”
Let the armies of the wicked fool themselves that they stand the slightest chance against the Lord! They are deluded and their wicked hearts have no understanding nor will they ever have the insight from the Lord to be wise. This is the state of the collective human psyche at the end time. People in myriads who believe in themselves and their own futile thought processes and reject the living God.
“… And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:”
2 Thessalonians 2:11
The unbelieving people of the world will be led into the last battle by the forces of evil at their own choice, but it is a wretched choice. They have no spiritual light and no insight into the deep things of God and are therefore deluded. The day of peace has passed and now the whole human endgame is facing the war of all wars.
The peaceable words of the Lord are now over. The day of salvation has ended and the door of eternal life for whoever seeks it, is forever shut. In the day of mercy the command is for peace and reconciliation to God. God calls us to lay down our weapons and come to Him, as is written by the prophet Isaiah.
“He will judge between the nations, and will decide concerning many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”
The situation is now reversed and the opposite state of play now has ensued. The implements of peace and prosperity are now to be used for war. All is for war, for the end has come…