I see this argument on a daily basis. Cataclysmic weather, headlines of horror, moral decline. Is it just that the News stations are sensationalizing these events for better ratings, to boost the money flow into one said network (moral decline) No one can be completely sure. Why you ask, can’t they be sure? Because in all actuality our society is burning the candle at both ends and we don’t have the time to dig any deeper than what we see on the evening news.
Since we opened the store I have the time during the day to read, learn, watch, read and learn some more.
Bible Prophecy- Matthew 24 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
In this passage Christ is speaking to the disciples on the Mount of Olives. They are asking him believing it would be in their time, what shall they look for to be sure of the second coming of Christ. He tells them here that The wars and rumors of wars, pestilence, famine, and Men’s heart’s failing from fear will only be the “Beginning of Sorrows” That really strikes me. The Beginning, would mean that all we have seen since 9/11/2001 has only been the beginning of these never seen before maddening occurrences.
I think a lot of people especially non believers hear “Last Days” and think it’s a cliché. I mean look at all the movies that have been out the last 20 years and much more lately (last 5 yrs.) . Here are some examples: 28 Days Later (2002), War of the Worlds (2005) The Day after tomorrow (2004) Armageddon (1998), Independence Day (1996) Not to mention all the specials on History Channel and National Geographic about said topics. It has been ingrained into our subconscious that all of this talk is a work of fiction, and that these things have been happening for centuries and that this generation will be no different.
In reality the things that we are seeing are not something that has happened in the past. We have yet to see the worst ( I pray none of us have to see it) But, the truth of the matter is, not everyone is going to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior and unfortunately for them, yes this is only the beginning of the sorrows for those unrepentant souls.
We as a world have never seen all of these things take place simultaneously. Like never before we are seeing scripture become a reality. For instance did you ever see the technology like we have today? Daniel 12:4 “But thou, O
, shut up the words, and
seal the book
, even to the
time of the end
: many shall
run to and fro
knowledge shall be increased
.” Daniel is a timeline of the “End”. Increased knowledge shall be a sign of the end times, have we ever had such a time as this where everything is at our fingertips? The answer is a resounding NO. Take the Two Witnesses of Revelations for instance—-(Which sets us apart from other generations) It says in Rev 11:9-AND THEY (or some) OF THE PEOPLE AND KINDREDS (or tribes) AND TONGUES (or languages) AND NATIONS SHALL SEE (or gaze on) THEIR DEAD BODIES (for) THREE DAYS AND AN HALF, AND SHALL NOT SUFFER (or refuse) THEIR DEAD BODIES (or corpses) TO BE PUT IN GRAVES (or in a tomb). Their bodies, being left in the street, may show the enormous hatred that people had for these two witnesses of God.
Think of history, when was there a time when “Nations” could gaze upon 2 bodies simultaneously- NEVER
When has there been a time when Financially the globe was in trouble all at the same time? Japan, Europe, United States, China? If one, only one falls it will be a domino effect and perfect timing for one world currency, which would need to be implemented, possibly the U.N.? This would be a prime opportunity to interject a (Mark) i.e. RFID chip, that everyone would need to receive to make sure all People’s are taken care of through Global funding. There will be ONE power and that power will be Satan’s (The Beast)
“And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads. And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority. One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast. And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?” And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. …”
Revelation 13:1-18 ESV
Wars and Rumors of Wars ( Sign ) When in history have we had SO MANY?? i.e. Japan vs. China – Iran Vs. Israel- Israel vs. Syria- Syria vs. Syria- North Korea vs. South Korea- North Korea vs. United States-
Current war situations- Afghanistan and Iraq
Moral Degeneracy- “In the last days … men shall be lovers of their own selves, … Without natural affection, … incontinent, … despisers of those that are good, … Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5.
In every arena- i.e. Government corruption, In this administration alone 4 Scandals-
Sports- Doping, cheating, lying, gambling, abuse from coaches mental, physical and sexual.
Schools- Teachers having sexual relations with students has become common place, shootings, stabbings etc. Cheating in administration to receive more funding for schools, children having sex in school, doing drugs in school.
Loss of self control- Children killing their parents, grandparents, and siblings, affairs are more common than a 2 parent home, stealing from employers.
Sexual glorification EVERWHERE- Billboards, commercials, t.v. shows, movies, music.
These are just some of the things besides weather, earthquakes, pestilence and famine.
So, in conclusion do I believe we are living in the last days? Yes, Yes, Yes. It does not take being a Christian to see what is happening, and you can’t blame Global warming for the Moral decline. So the question is where do we go from here? When you have accepted Christ as your Savior you have his peace and assurance that he has taken away the sting of death, and any hardship in this life. This world is going to continue to decline whether you choose Christ or not. I am not saying all of this for my benefit, I know where I am going, I have peace, I write these things not to scare people, if you aren’t already scared, you are in denial or living in a hole. I often hear that this is fear based, no, it is LOVE BASED. If I have an opportunity to save souls through the power of the risen Christ that lives in me from what is unfolding than I am going to do it.
Galatians 2:20 -My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Why live the rest of your days for someone else? For Christ?
John 16:33- I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
He is the only way >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>