Tag: End Times

How much time do you think we have?

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How much time do you think we have?

“For what?”, you may ask.

Well, several things, actually.

How much time do you think we have until Russia and her confederates decide to take care of the little old nation called Israel? Russia? Yep. Even now the Great Russian Bear is testing the world by flexing its muscle, hungry for the good old days of a century ago.

How much time is there before the one known as Antichrist is introduced to the world as its savior and deliverer? How much time do you think we have until peace comes to the Middle East? Sorry, I meant pseudo-peace.

How long will it be until Mexico, the United States, and Canada are joined together as one “nation”? It would get rid of a lot of problems, don’t you think? And really, why do we need a president, congress, or politicians?

The United Nations could handle everything.

How much time do you think we have?

How long will it be until the only church allowed to gather publicly is the State run humanistic church? After all, if it weren’t for all the God nuts this world could live in peace. Right? And, the world could sure use all that money the saints spend on buildings, crosses, and choir robes. Don’t you think?

So, tell me…how long?

When will the armies of the world gather in a place called Armageddon? When will all the figs be shaken from the tree? Will it happen soon?

When?

During the course of history, many have asked similar questions. Some have been so bold as to broadcast their “prophetic word”, only to be ridiculed by saints and sinners alike. But the question still remains…

How much time do you think we have?

Someone thought he knew the answer. May 21, 2011 was the pronounced “end of the world”. Wrong.

Remember the date, December 21, 2012? What happened? Nothing.

And don’t blame that error on the Mayans.

Maybe it’s all a hoax, all of this end of the world junk. Is it junk?

I won’t ask the question, “How long until man’s ‘wisdom’ backs him into a self-destructive corner?” No need to ask. We’ve already done it.

It’s only the mercy of God that has allowed man to make it this long.

Maybe we should ask God a different question or two. Like, “Lord, will you please forgive us for thinking we were smarter than you? Will you take away our selfish, prideful heart, and save us and our world?”

I believe he’d answer…

Up Ahead: The End

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“”The day is coming when you will see what Daniel the prophet spoke about – the sacrilegious object that causes desecration standing in the Holy Place.” (Reader, pay attention!) “Then those in Judea must flee to the hills. A person out on the deck of a roof must not go down into the house to pack. A person out in the field must not return even to get a coat… For there will be greater anguish than at any time since the world began. And it will never be so great again. In fact, unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single person will survive. But it will be shortened for the sake of God’s chosen ones… See, I have warned you about this ahead of time.” (Matthew 24:15-25 NLT)

At least four kinds of people will read this post.

1) People who don’t believe a word of the Bible.
2) People who believe this passage has already been fulfilled (in A.D. 70)
3) People who are convinced this scenario is soon to occur
4) Those who don’t know and, probably, don’t give a hoot.

The message from God should be clear. Be ready…

–In your car
–On the job
–Asleep
–Awake
–If you’re tempted
–When you’re victorious
–Sitting in the pew
–Teaching the bible
–Eating your lunch
–Fasting with Daniel
–Watching Joel Osteen
–Listening to Talk Radio
–Visiting the sick and afflicted
–Even if you have been baptized

The world is spinning out of control. It’s not getting better. It’s is getting worse, growing darker.

Even if Obama was impeached, our borders were secured, Israel and Hamas kissed and made up, every congressman and woman were republican (or whatever your fave is); even if “America’s Preacher” had a bad day…

It’s headed for the end.

I believe it will happen soon. Why? Because of the phrase, “For there will be greater anguish than at any time since the world began. And it will never be so great again.”

Man’s love affair with the creature rather than the Creator has finally caught up with him. His separation from Truth and Wisdom has allowed deep, dark confusion to rule all levels of society. Good is called evil, and evil is known as good.

The peaceful life promised in Jesus is ignored.

A pathetic life filled with confusion, strife, fear, anxiety, and hopelessness prevails.

I pity those who won’t be ready.

How can a person be ready? Ask me, and I’ll tell you.

That’s Some Serious Believing!

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I’m a little bit puzzled.

I hear people boast about not believing in God. Why? Is it a sign of strength, maturity, or independence? Is it an admirable quality; one that should be added to the Six Pillars of Character?

Let’s see if you can follow my line of reasoning for just a moment.

In some countries, people who choose to become a Jesus follower do so with great persecution. They risk everything they have for the kingdom of God. And that level of commitment for what they believe sustains them through anything. “They overcame by the blood of the Lamb, the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives even to death.” (Revelation 12:11)

That’s some serious believing.

Up to now, in the land of the free and home of the brave, we haven’t had to endure that level of persecution. Oh, things aren’t perfect by any means, but outside of Christians being ridiculed by special groups of God haters, things are relatively easy for us American Christians.

And you know what? Sometimes Christians act funny and ask for the extra attention.

Okay. Back to my puzzle.

If persecution and tribulation can help Christ followers whittle down their opinions and traditions to what they really believe, enough to even die for if necessary, will persecution and tribulation have the same pruning effect on atheists? Or how about with people who say they believe in God but don’t want to submit to God’s rule?

What do you think?

There’s coming a time when everyone on earth will be tested! Believe it or not. It will happen.

People who believe in God’s way will have the opportunity to prove it.

And there will be hell to pay as a result.

AND, during that SAME PERIOD OF TIME those who don’t want anything to with God will have the opportunity to back up their arrogance with action!

Only those folks will have Heaven to pay. Look at the next two passages:

I watched as the Lamb broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became as dark as black cloth, and the moon became as red as blood. Then the stars of the sky fell to the earth like green figs falling from a tree shaken by a strong wind. The sky was rolled up like a scroll, and all of the mountains and islands were moved from their places. Then everyone – the kings of the earth, the rulers, the generals, the wealthy, the powerful, and every slave and free person – all hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. And they cried to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb. For the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to survive. (Revelation 6:12 – 6:17 NLT)

One-third of all the people on earth were killed by these three plagues – by the fire and smoke and burning sulfur that came from the mouths of the horses. Their power was in their mouths and in their tails. For their tails had heads like snakes, with the power to injure people.

But the people who did not die in these plagues still refused to repent of their evil deeds and turn to God. They continued to worship demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood – idols that can neither see nor hear nor walk! And they did not repent of their murders or their witchcraft or their sexual immorality or their thefts (Revelation 9:18 – 9:21 NLT)

I’ve got to hand to those folks! Though they recognize Who’s giving them what for, they still raise their voice in defiance to God.

Incredible!

One-third of earth’s population wiped out. Many others are just barely surviving. Yet the stalwart rebels, even in the face of extreme persecution, stand for what they believe. Or is it what they don’t believe?

Imagine what could be done if believers believed as stubbornly as atheists and God haters.

Yep, that’s some serious believing.

It’s Getting Late

Time-management-art“I’m bored.”
“I don’t have anything to do!”
“Honey, we NEED more TV channels.”
“Life isn’t fair! People are making fun of me because I go to church on Sunday.”
“God, You KNOW I must win the lottery! You know my needs. I promise, IF You’ll come through on this one, I will TITHE on the amount after taxes.”
“If I hear another message from that pastor of ours about working in the church, I’m going to leave. I’ve put in my time! It’s time for someone else to do something. And what about him? He only works a few hours a week! I’m too busy, anyway.”

Have YOU given any thought, lately, to how late it is?

Late?

Yes, late. I’m referring to the Lord’s end time clock.

Why did you just roll your eyes at me?

Like it or not, prepared or not, believe it or not; time keeps ticking, the world keeps turning, and seasons come and go. People come and go, babies are born, others expire; life keeps going through the motions.

But with each passing second we step just a bit closer to the end of the age.

End Times? Forget It!

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Now that the Mayan crisis is over, we can all get on with life…BUT WAIT! “But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment.

Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live, looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along. On that day, he will set the heavens on fire, and the elements will melt away in the flames. But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness”(2 Peter 3:10 – 3:13 NLT)

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