The End Times: Get In On the Ground Floor

“And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.”
–Revelation 16:1

A phrase which was MUCH more commonly-heard during the mid-20th Century than today was “Get in on the ground floor.”

What did it mean?

It meant “Get in at the beginning when more and better opportunities are available. Don’t wait!”When someone was pitching an idea OR trying to persuade someone to invest in a business, they might invite the listener to “Get in on the ground floor. This is a GREAT opportunity: you don’t want to let it pass you by!”

After a bit of thought on the matter, it was discovered that the end times/last days are a lot like that: IF one commits to Jesus before the chaos becomes noticeable, then one could be said to have gotten in on the ground floor.

When one is surrounded by the death, destruction, chaos and disorder of judgment, one does not need much FAITH to call out to the LORD for help.

Actually, when one is surrounded by the death, disorder, destruction and chaos of God’s judgment, one will NEED help–and most will accept any help they can get.

BUT, waiting is VERY risky.

When one can see judgment at one’s door, one doesn’t need much FAITH that judgment MIGHT take place.

So, commit to Jesus while there is still time.

What, exactly, are you waiting for?

Those who wait will be sorely disappointed.

Do not wait! Put your faith in Jesus Christ. Get in on the ground floor, so to speak.

Besides, as they used to say: “The retirement plan is unbeatable.

MORE: Salvation NOW: Do NOT Wait!

WHAT is the reader waiting for?

A better deal?

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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

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

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: July 2-4, 2021.]

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The Mercy of the LORD As Illustrated by King David

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“It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”
–Lamentations 3:22-23

Of all of the accounts contained in God’s Word, there is perhaps ONE which best illustrates God’s Mercy.

This account is contained in BOTH 2SAMUEL 24 AND in 1CHRONICLES 21 and has to do with King David’s numbering (conducting a census for military purposes) of Israel.

“And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah. For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people.  And Joab said unto the king, Now the LORD thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, an hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it: but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing? Notwithstanding the king’s word prevailed against Joab, and against the captains of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king, to number the people of Israel. And they passed over Jordan, and pitched in Aroer, on the right side of the city that lieth in the midst of the river of Gad, and toward Jazer: Then they came to Gilead, and to the land of Tahtimhodshi; and they came to Danjaan, and about to Zidon, And came to the strong hold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites: and they went out to the south of Judah, even to Beersheba. 

“So when they had gone through all the land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days. And Joab gave up the sum of the number of the people unto the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew the sword; and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.

“And David’s heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly. For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David’s seer, saying, Go and say unto David, Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.”
–2SAMUEL 24:1-12

So, King David (who had put his trust in the arms of man instead of God) realized his sin and God gave David THREE choices.

David got to pick one of those three as a judgment for his actions.

BUT, it was what David SAID when picking his choice that illustrates that, regardless of his many drawbacks, David KNEW the mercy of the LORD was great.

“So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days’ pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me.

“And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.”
–2SAMUEL 24:13-14

“Let us fall now into the hand of the LORD, for his mercies are great.”

Perhaps NOTHING in God’s Word better illustrates God’s great mercy toward his creation.

“So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beersheba seventy thousand men. And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite.”
–2SAMUEL 24:15-16

The great mercies of God are NO LESS today than they were in King David’s time, CENTURIES ago.

There is NOTHING too wicked or too evil that God will NOT forgive.

Something for the reader–as well as all workers of iniquity–to keep in mind.

MORE: The Importance of God’s Mercy (Grace)

DOES the reader ever ponder about the mercy of the LORD?

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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: July 2-4, 2021.]

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Popular?

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“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”
–2CORINTHIANS 6:14

Not long ago, the topic of “being unequally yoked” was examined with a fellow who was one of the church folk.

During the discussion of what “unequally yoked” meant, why it was important and how to avoid it, the fellow made an interesting–which is NOT the same as correct–point about popularity.

“IF I do all of the things you say you have to do to be a Christian, I can see that I wouldn’t be very popular for very long.”

“Why do you care so much about being popular?”

“I don’t, really.  But I can see the ladies might be put off by not being the center of attention.”

“You don’t think a lady–if she likes you–tries to put HER best foot forward? You think the ladies ALWAYS tell you what they think? You think the ladies ALWAYS tell you the truth?”

“Well, probably not. But that still doesn’t change that there will be plenty of women put off by someone all fired up on Christianity.”

“Tell me: what did popularity ever do for you? Where did being popular EVER get you? If you wanted to be popular so bad, maybe you should have stayed in the world?”

“Don’t get upset. I was just saying I pay attention to what the women want. That’s only smart.”

“I’m not upset. I remember when I asked myself many of the same questions you are asking today. Back when I was a heathen. But again: what did popularity ever do for you? Why are you so concerned about what others think about you–I thought you didn’t much care what people thought?”

The discussion then got bogged down and went in circles for a while, with the one who was concerned enough about his popularity that he made it a point to discuss it–while insisting that being popular was not all that important to him.

Which brings up a few points the reader might keep in mind.

1- IF popularity is important, then Christianity is probably not what you’re looking for–ESPECIALLY during the end times.

2- Many cannot imagine why someone would make a choice which is CERTAIN toeschew popularity–ESPECIALLY a choice which involves something as personal as “religion.”

3- The discussion NEVER did get back to it original starting point about being “unequally yoked.”

Which means that the topic might make a good article some day.

God willing.

DOES the reader pay attention to how popular or unpopular he is?
DID the reader ever think about the source of that popularity?

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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

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

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: June 29, 2021.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-21. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2021. 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.

The Last Days Will Be Tough on Those Who Value a Routine

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It has been observed that a GREAT many folks find reassurance and comfort in what is familiar.

And, what is familiar includes (for many of those folks) their daily ROUTINE.

It matter little on what small items make up that routine.  What matters is that those daily items are done–and done in their proper order.

Some may include getting a morning coffee in their lists of “things to do.

For others, coffee is not a big deal–BUT, taking a daily vitamin supplement might be.

Obtaining–then reading–a daily newspaper, watching a morning news or talk show, greeting the neighbor when he makes his morning appearance on his porch, working a crossword puzzle, going for a morning run, hitting the treadmill (or some other daily exercise), fixing a bite to eat, checking the oil in the car: the list of things which can make up a daily routine are almost endless.

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Though “routine” MAY be associated with words like “dull” or “drab,” those things which make up a person’s daily routine usually are not associated with such words.

This is because that a routine helps assure the person engaged in it that “all is right with the world.”

HOWEVER, the chaos and confusion of events during the last days will make it tough on all who depend on their routines to get themselves started on their day.

There will be widespread disruptions to the “normal” day’s events.  Things which used to be taken for granted will become an adventure–when they are able to be done at all.

Some of these disruptions will be caused by the man of sin and his cohort in the run-up to the return of Jesus Christ.

Some of these disruptions will be caused by God’s judgments falling upon the earth and those who dwell upon it.

Whatever the reason, those small daily tasks and habits which make up one’s routine might be GREATLY changed–or vanish altogether.

And, what is not so commonly observed: with the elimination of daily routines, a corresponding disappearance of the COMFORT associated with those routines will happen.

The joy some feel upon sipping their morning coffee will be gone.

The familiar voices of those who chatter on a regular morning newscast will be gone.

The simple reassurance of taking a daily pill, “to start the day right,” will be gone.

The reaction to the loss of such small comforts will be as varied as there are people.

Many will lament the passing of their little, daily habits, while others will adjust quickly.  Some, by replacing that with which they have grown accustomed with some other thing COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from their old habit; others, by finding similar substitute habits to replace those which were lost.

A couple of things will, no doubt, NOT receive much attention.

1- When one loses that which makes up his daily routine, one loses the corresponding COMFORT OF THE FAMILIAR associated with that routine.

This adds to that person’s stress, anxiety and anxiousness levels.

2- What caused the changes in those long-established habits?

As long as the world is controlled by man, the stories about that world (and the way that world works) will change–MANY times, it will change frequently.

This makes it TOUGH on those who value a routine and the usually-NON-changing tasks which make up that routine.

DOES the reader have a set way of doing things each day?

HAS the reader ever stopped to think about the comfort this little regimen provides?

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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

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

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: June 28, 2021.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-21. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2021. 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.

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