This is Only a Test: The Most Important Test of All

This life is a test, it is only a test

“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ”
–1PETER 1:7-9

From the time the reader was in elementary school, the reader has been tested from time to time for one thing or another.

There were tests in school in order to gauge how proficient the reader was in English or spelling or reading or mathematics.

There were tests to demonstrate the mastery of certain skills, such as those necessary to be a lifeguard OR how to safely drive a car.

And, as the reader grew older, the tests likely checked skills having to do with one’s place of work.

If one was an accountant, one had to demonstrate the skills of keeping accounts.

If one was a policeman, one had to display a proficiency with a pistol and a knowledge of local ordinances and laws.

If one worked in an office, a knowledge of the various skills associated with this type of work (typewriter, computer, knowledge of various computer programs, answering the phone in a friendly, competent manner) might be tested from time to time.

Once one thinks about it, life is but one long, unending series of tests.

HOWEVER, there is ONE test which the reader wants to pass, whether he is now aware of it or not.

That test is the one which is made up of various end times events.

NOW, a test is absolutely NOT necessary for God to perfectly judge a man: God knows the heart of a man, as well as a man’s deeds and behaviors.

“But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.”
–1SAMUEL 16:7

“Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.”
–Psalm 44:21

“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.”
–Proverbs 21:2

The end times is a test to shut the mouths of all who will later claim, “But I’m a good person! I wouldn’t do that!

And God will be able to point to the exact time and place where the man did just exactly what he is claiming he would not do.

The events of the end times will test a man to see if he will choose God over Satan; if he will choose the Word of God over the words of the world; if he will choose Jesus Christ over the false prophet.

And, very importantly, whether the reader will choose the temporary comforts, pleasures and things of this present world over eternal joy and happiness.

ALL grading will be done on a strictly pass/fail system.

There will be NO do-overs.

The end times will be the most IMPORTANT test the reader EVER takes.

Prayers are offered that all will pass with flying colors.

MORE:  This Life is a Test: It is Only a Test

IS the reader ready for the most important test of his life?

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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

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.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 4, 2020.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
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Fixes

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Like the most accomplished liars, the Corporate Media tweaks and refines its lies (stories) until they fool the vast majority of folks.

And one HUGE advantage the media owns is that it continues telling the same stories–and adding to them!–for YEARS.

HOWEVER, sometimes the Corporate Media (Satan’s Mouthpiece) creates so many deceiving stories, invariably, it is HARD to get the details of every story straight before someone discovers that the story being told is IMPOSSIBLE based on what the Corporate Media or science or medicine or education had declared to be true beforehand.

It is times like those that the story spinners turn to the liar’s best friend: another lie.

Specifically, another lie to explain why the first fabrication could be so.

The mechanics of which were explained succinctly in a 2005 movie, Thank you for Smoking.

From Thank you for Smoking

Jeff Megall: Sony has a futuristic sci-fi movie they’re looking to make, Message from Sector Six.

Nick Naylor: Cigarettes in space?

Jeff Megall: It’s the final frontier, Nick.

Nick Naylor: But wouldn’t they blow up in an all-oxygen environment?

Jeff Megall[long pause] Probably. But, you know, it’s an easy fix. One line of dialogue: “Thank God we created the, you know, whatever device.” You ought to make a product to tie in with the movie, such as a new brand of cigarettes.

MORAL: Whoever spins the stories has the power to change the story if it is discovered to be wrong.

Or is more expedient.

OR sounds better.

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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

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.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 5, 2020.]

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-20. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

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The Presentation of Evil During the End Times

Evil

“Abstain from all appearance of evil.”
–1THESSALONIANS 5:22

First Thessalonians 5:22 commands believers to ‘abstain from all appearance of evil.’

But abstaining from all appearance of evil will be a tall order if one does not know what the appearance of evil looks like.

A lot of people believe they can recognize wickedness and evil–but in the times in which we now live, evil and wickedness are packaged to look very nonthreatening, very vanilla, very much like what many might expect something GOOD to look like.

So many expect evil to come dressed all in black, with a deep, threatening voice and perhaps twirling a handlebar mustache.

BUT, evil and wickedness have learned a thing or two over the years and one of the things they have learned is that more people can be hoodwinked with a hearty handshake and a smile than with a scary look.

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This is all said in order to warn the reader that, during the end times,  there will much that is evil and wicked in the sight of God which will be presented as something other than what it is.

EVIL will speak in a cheery voice and promise fun and adventure.

WHAT IS BAD will often wear the clothing of liberty and freedom.

“Come on!  Don’t you want to be free?”

WICKEDNESS will solemnly assure all who will listen that the broad way to destruction is the only way for sensible folks.

“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
–Matthew 7:13-14

During the end times, much that is evil will be called good–and because man has broken free of God’s Word, he will have nothing to guide him as to what is really evil and bad and what is really good.

Oh, there will be no end to the number of those who will “assist” the reader in determining what is good and what is bad. The “assistance” of such folk usually tend to be confusing at best.

Yes, there will be MUCH which is evil and wicked (just as there is at present) which will make a presentation to the reader of being good and sweetness and light–and many such presentations will be made by those who have earned the prestige and acclaim of the world: scientists, doctors, professionals, educations, “geniuses,” government officials and the rich and celebrated, to name a few.

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!  Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! “
–Isaiah 5:20-21

The reader is told to abstain from all APPEARANCE OF EVIL.

The reader–like most–probably feels he knows the difference between good and evil.  So, the reader most probably feels he can abstain from the appearance of evil–as long as such abstention doesn’t interfere with a good time OR IF it is within reason OR any other number of reasons men use to evade the truth.

During the end times–EVEN WITH ALL OF THE “OUTS” MEN LEAVE THEMSELVES–evil will STILL not make it very easy on the reader to recognize it.

Look at the action or behavior; NOT at the presentation of WHY such a behavior which was considered EVIL for years is NOW considered to be good.

So this is the warning: Consider EVERYTHING carefully as to whether something may be good or evil.

REMEMBER: If one does not know what is good and what is evil, one cannot abstain from the appearance of evil.

MORE: Promoting Bad Habits: Calling Good Evil and Evil Good

DOES the reader feel he is qualified to tell good and evil apart?

WHY does the reader believe the way he does?

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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

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.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 7-9, 2020.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-20. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

RE: our link disclaimer: there are links, from time-to-time which appear on this site which we neither approve nor endorse. The frequency of these types of links will no doubt grow worse. All effort is made to remove such links when we become aware of them.]

Explaining Away the Obvious

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Nothing focuses one’s attention on the abject condition of a deceived and wicked world like an event with a CLEAR end times significance.

And so it was when the USA’s biggest chain SUDDENLY quit accepting cash payments for their goods–at least at SOME OF THEIR LOCATIONS.

It was so sudden, the lying Corporate Media appeared unsure of how to explain the change away.

The surprising reason Walmart is asking customers not to pay with cash – They will ALWAYS have a good reason.

Walmart asks customers to use their debit/credit cards instead of cash

Fact check: Walmart is not banning cash from its stores, despite national coin shortage – Here’s a FACT CHECK to USA Today’s “fact check.”

While not ALL Walmarts have banned cash, at least some have.  This writer was met ON FRIDAY BEFORE HE EVEN ENTERED A LOCAL WALMART by Walmart employees who proclaimed to all approaching the store, “We are not taking ANY cash at all.” When the employees were further questioned concerning their unusual announcement, they responded, “NO. No cash at all.”

Later in the day, another shopper at the same store was told by a checkout clerk that the store was “not equipped to handle cash.”  This particular Walmart had used only one cashier who accepted cash on Wednesday, so this store didn’t have far to go to achieve cashfree-dom.

This followed the store’s earlier banning of the use of cash at ALL of their self-serve checkouts–which remained largely unused–despite long lines at the remaining checkouts (which accepted cash) since the move was announced by employees.

Perhaps the most surprising part of this happening was that Walmart beat several other giant chains to the punch on going cashless.

But, who knows?

Perhaps the huge chain will change their minds and delay the cashless scheme if enough resistance is encountered?

Yeah, right!

While many shoppers were visibly upset at the events–having to return items from their cart back to the shelf–Americans are famed for their adaptability and love of being trained. It only took five or six weeks to train most of America to don masks in public.

Like circus clowns and seals, Americans will soon be trained; trained that cash is not important and to move on to something else “more pressing.”
End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 3, 2020

[NOTE: As with other events which have been heavily-promoted by false teachers (and about which the Bible is silent), going cashless will probably happen.  Otherwise, the immense amount of time and resources promoting the hoax would be wasted.  HOWEVER, avoiding the pitfalls of a cashfree existence DO NOT ensure that the reader will avoid the other snares about which the Bible repeatedly warns, such as worship of Satan and his man of sin and taking a mark to enable one to buy or sell

Though going cashless (by itself) means little–and is largely a clever deception–it IS a useful device to keep track of where the world is headed (tighter control of how one buys and sells) during the times in which we live.]

Such events are quickly explained away by even those who are clearly upset at the event in question.

“I was thinking that you would probably say it had something to do with the end times.”

Within the past week, when one such event DID happen, more than one of those who were relating their account of what happened were quick to point out that “this didn’t have anything to do with the Bible.”

Though the ones telling their individual stories claimed that “It doesn’t make any sense” and “This is hard to believe,” they did NOT want to attach any particular Biblical significance to the event–even though this event has been talked about for the past several hundred years in relation to the end times.

It smashed home the point that NO MATTER HOW OBVIOUS THE NEED FOR A WARNING, THE DECEIVED REFUSE TO BE WARNED.

It is suspected that, as God’s judgments are raining down on the earth and those who dwell there, any number of moderns will be explaining away the massive earthquakes, the 100-pound hailstones, the Battle of Armageddon and the other cataclysms by wagging their fingers at any who will listen, while cautioning them to “not jump to any conclusions that this has anything to do with the Bible.”

IN FACT, sad as it may be, it is suspected that SOME will not be convinced of the validity of God’s Word until AFTER being condemned to an eternity of hellfire.

“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”
–Matthew 25:41,46

DOES the reader attach any significance to the steadily-increasing control over how one may pay for purchases?

DOES the reader cheer on those decisions by the courts and lawmakers to prevent certain groups from selling to another group?

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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

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.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 3, 2020.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
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image: Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay.com

© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-20. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Link Disclaimer: inclusion of links to other blogs/websites is not necessarily an endorsement of all content posted in those blogs/websites.

[NOTE: The following articles are from a service. We neither endorse nor at times have much control over them–although we do, of course, enjoy articles originating from this website on this service. Some articles illustrate points made in ETPR articles; some are merely for the reader’s edification or education.

ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

RE: our link disclaimer: there are links, from time-to-time which appear on this site which we neither approve nor endorse. The frequency of these types of links will no doubt grow worse. All effort is made to remove such links when we become aware of them.]

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