Anyone who has put much study into the end times will have to admit: the last days before the return of Jesus Christ have the sound of a very dramatic, fantastic fantasy-world about them.
Ten-headed beasts; demonically- and satanically-inspired miracles and wonders; the sun, moon and stars darkened, earthquakes like have never been experienced before; a worldwide government (the aforementioned beast); and a great, red dragon: perhaps it is not surprising that a great many of the church folk farm out their end times Bible study to the wolves in the churches?
AND YET, life continues on during all of this upheaval.
And NOT JUST LIFE, but the sort of life where people are still performing many everyday tasks RIGHT UP UNTIL THE DAY JESUS CHRIST RETURNS.
God’s Word informs us that people will be eating, drinking, buying and selling, marrying and giving in marriage, planting, building: in short, people in the very last days will be “living their lives“–just as so many express a desire to do today.
“And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.”
So, how is it possible to live a normal life?
- With God’s many judgments hitting the earth and its inhabitants;
- the man of sin bringing death to all of those who refuse to worship his idol and take his mark; and,
- the man of sin performing satanically- and demonically-powered miracles (in order to deceive those who dwell upon the earth).
How will the ordinary person still be able to cling to some semblance of ordinary life during all of the events of the end times?
ONE GUESS is that throughout all of the unusual events, personages, creatures and happenings, the WORLDWIDE GOVERNMENT and the MAN OF SIN will continue to offer citizens a “touch of the familiar:” something ordinary, something “normal.”
When a man or woman gets into their car to go to get their mark of the beast, they will STILL turn on the radio and a cheery voice will STILL tell them lies about the weather and other things.
When that same man or woman gets home, anxious to see the latest demonic miracles, they might turn on the TV and see a familiar talking head chattering about the day’s “news.”
When a person goes out to eat–after an exhausting day of buying and selling–they will STILL see the (hopefully) smiling faces of an expectant wait staff hoping to earn a substantial tip.
Most people labor under a normalcy bias (“…a tendency for people to believe that things will always function the way they normally have functioned and therefore to underestimate both the likelihood of a disaster and its possible effects.” [This has also been called a normality bias.])
Most people HUNGER for the ordinary routine of everyday life. They may not even be aware that they LOVE their routines so much–until a time of mass chaos strikes.
Because God’s Word informs us that people will be living their lives right up until the day Jesus returns–even through the chaos and upheaval of end times events–apparently, this “touch of the ordinary” will prevent the Average Joe from rebelling against his satanic masters.
Most people want to “get on with their lives” so badly, they will not mind that satanic worship is required in order for them to do this.
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
Satanic worship will just be another annoyance required, like paying your taxes or taking the kids to school during rush hour.
A touch of the familiar.
A touch of the ordinary.
A touch of the normal.
Who knew what great attraction an everyday life offers?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: March 6-8, 2020.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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