Walking With Destiny
By Gerald Flurry • January 17, 2020
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was the only real political watchman in this end time. As Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany during the 1930s, Churchill warned urgently. The British people and virtually the entire Western world ignored him. He was alone, rejected by even his own political party. It wasn’t until the end of the decade that everyone was finally forced to acknowledge how right Churchill had been all along.
As the only man who would respond appropriately to the German threat, Churchill was appointed prime minister in 1940. He led his nation in intense warfare, essentially alone, against Nazi Germany—until pacifist America was bombed into World War ii by Japan on Dec. 7, 1941.
What Churchill thought about himself at that time is stunning. He believed he was walking with destiny, “and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial” (Winston Churchill, The Gathering Storm).
In his 2018 book Churchill: Walking with Destiny, Andrew Roberts wrote:
When [Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie] King told Churchill [in 1943] that no one else could have saved the British Empire in 1940, [Churchill] replied that “he had had very exceptional training, having been through a previous war, and having had large experience in government.” … This idea was reiterated by the Conservative politician Lord Hailsham, who had been a junior minister in Churchill’s wartime government, when he said, “The one case in which I think I can see the finger of God in contemporary history is Churchill’s arrival at the premiership at that precise moment in 1940.”
Churchill always knew he was walking with destiny, and many others eventually came to believe the same.
Was Churchill really prepared by God to save the West from Nazi tyranny? Can this really be possible—even probable?
A Greater Walk With Destiny
Definitions for destiny include “to decree beforehand, set apart for a specific purpose,” and “a predetermined course of events often held to be an irresistible power or agency.”
Churchill didn’t know whether he fulfilled a biblical purpose. But we can know!
When God speaks in the Bible about walking with destiny, He is discussing not just the future, but also right now. He wants you to lead an adventurous, spectacular life in this present world and in the World Tomorrow. What if you could be destined to enjoy abundance, happiness, joy and protection from God? That is what He is offering!
No matter who you are, you can walk with God. This way of life is most exciting and challenging. It is far more important than anything ever was in Winston Churchill’s life—and he is credited with saving Western civilization! (Really, only God can do that, but He often uses humans to fulfill His purpose.)
Hitler the barbarian came alarmingly close to sending the world back into the Dark Ages. God used Churchill to prevent this and to save the West. Churchill fought and defeated Germany and the sixth head of the Holy Roman Empire. (The seventh and final resurrection of this church-state beast, plainly prophesied in your Bible, will likely occur in the next couple years.)
Churchill’s watchman warning forecast World War ii. Today, World War iii is coming! Churchill was able to help the West succeed in World War ii. But this time, Jesus Christ Himself will have to end the suffering before all life on the planet is exterminated (Matthew 24:21-22).
Clearly, Churchill’s life was earthshaking. But I guarantee you that your opportunity to walk with destiny right now would have been beyond Churchill’s ability to comprehend! His walk with destiny looks trivial by comparison to God’s master plan for man.
Two Types of Watchman
God reveals the meaning of terrifying end-time prophecies like this one: “Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman” (Ezekiel 33:1-2). Is it possible that God allowed the madman Hitler to “bring the sword upon a land”? This prophecy clearly applies to that World War ii period. At what other time in history have “the people of the land [taken] a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman”?
A watchman can be chosen by the people (verse 2) or by God (verse 7). The British people chose Churchill, although they only did so when it was almost too late.
God must teach our nations—particularly America, Britain and the Jewish nation—some hard lessons in this end time. (Request Herbert W. Armstrong’s free book The United States and Britain in Prophecy to learn about these nations’ special history with God—and how they have rejected their destiny.)
Before God brings punishment, He always gives warning. “Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?” (verse 11). God makes each of us choose! Turn and live! This is about the death of nations. God will save us physically and spiritually from that fate—if we will just let Him. There’s no need to suffer horribly before Christ’s return. Repent. Change. Turn things around now. Walk with destiny! Nations most likely won’t—but individuals can and are.
The British people used to talk more about the miracles of World War ii. Today, they are drifting further and further from God—a deadly direction.
Look at the responsibility God places on the shoulders of the watchman: “If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand” (verses 3-6). To Churchill, there was almost no choice—he had to warn! If not, the national suffering would have been his fault. Churchill wasn’t deeply religious, but he could feel the weight of his purpose.
Then verse 7 pivots to a different watchman: “So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.” This watchman is chosen by God. Where is this watchman today?
Sadly, the world won’t listen to God’s watchman until the severe punishment has already begun: “Then shall they know that I am the Lord, when I have laid the land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed. … And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them” (verses 29, 33).
The good news is, these verses indicate that anyone searching for the truth with an open mind can find it right now, escape punishment, and walk with God. God’s watchman is backed by a powerful, noticeable work, which is why a great multitude of repentant sinners will be able to compare his warning to unfolding events and emerge from the Great Tribulation early. God will immediately start working with them spiritually.
God wants you to walk with destiny, even today. Recognize God’s hand in history, and in events today. Heed the warning message He is sending out. Turn to Him, and allow Him to direct your life to fulfill His marvelous destiny for mankind!Read More