End Times Eyes and Ears

end times eyes and ears

“And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.”
–Matthew 13:10-11,13

More than once does God’s Word refer to eyes that see–BUT do NOT see–and ears that hear–BUT do NOT hear.

Sometimes, God reveals that it is GOD HIMSELF who is responsible for man not seeing or hearing and why.

“And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”
–Matthew 13:14-15

“And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.”
–Isaiah 6:9

“And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers, Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive: For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.”
–Acts 28:25-28

So, God will allow man to see BUT NOT UNDERSTAND.

God will allow man to hear BUT NOT PERCEIVE.

And God has done this so that a particular people will not understand with their heart, be converted and healed.

“(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.”
–Romans 11:8

However, end times man is in an even MORE precarious position.

God will not only send end times man eyes that see but do not see and ears that hear but yet do not hear: God will ALSO send end times man a “strong delusion” so that end times man WHO DOES NOT BELIEVE THE TRUTH will believe a great lie.

“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
–2THESSALONIANS 2:11-12

God does not send a strong delusion for the fun of it; God sends a strong delusion so that the wicked will not wait until the last minute, see that destruction is upon them and shout out for God to save them–AFTER living lives of sheer evil.

It is NOT that God will not save abject sinners: God certainly has done–and will continue to do–that.

But God will not pay much attention to those who wait until they can clearly SEE they are completely lost before calling out to God.

IN FACT, God will arrange it so such folks who wait until the last minute DO NOT even have the ability to repent.

One of the ways God does this is by giving man ears to hear and eyes to see, BUT those ears and eyes DO NOT hear and see.

And, in the end times, by sending a strong delusion to all of those who do not love the truth.

This is all to say: the reader should NOT “wait and see.”

It will be TOO LATE if a person waits until he can see the destruction on his doorstep.

“Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”
–Matthew 13:9

DOES the reader have it in his mind to “wait and see what happens” before deciding on pursuing eternal salvation?

OR, does the reader not REALLY believe what is written will happen–but wants to ‘wait and see’–JUST IN CASE what is written turns out to be true?

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

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

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