I am acutely aware how often the microcosm of my life mirrors the macrocosm of world scenarios. There are those close to me that have made choices against Torah and the consequences of those choices are laid out in full technicolor detail for all to see in the same Scriptures being violated. The kidnapping of the precious Israeli young men is a larger than life physical parallel to the spiritual kidnapping of souls I see all around me. We are told in no uncertain terms that Yeshua Messiah's return will not occur until the apostasy comes first. For false christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
Apostasy is defined as 'the falling away from the Truth'. What this tells me is that you must know the Truth in order to fall away from it. Like a constant ringing in my ears, I hear - knowing about YHVH does not equal knowing Him. To all those who are walking out their own desires and using the Word of YHVH to justify/cover/legitimize those desires, I can only say you are on dangerous ground.
It remains to be seen whether the young Israeli men will be returned. We hope and pray that is the case. It is my heart for the captives of deception to be returned to Truth. Father, let us know Your will in this as we choose to be available and willing vessels for such a time as this.