The End Times World

Citizen of the world

It is helpful, from time-to-time, to take a step back and take a look at the world which surrounds end times man.

While the end times world shares similarities with the world which once existed, there are a GREAT MANY differences between the world man NOW inhabits and the world as it was several hundred years ago–in some cases, even just a few years ago.

A few aspects of the world now inhabited are temporary and will, at some point, return to the way of the world as it once was.

One such aspect is man’s locomotion: the way man moves himself and his goods from one point to another.

The world once utilized ANIMALS (horse, donkeys, mules, etc.) to perform such tasks.

NOW, end time man employs trucks and automobiles to do this work.  Cars are such a part of the modern end times life that most CANNOT or WILL NOT imagine life without such conveyances.

At some point in the near future, the end times world will return to a life of moving about by animal power OR one’s own feet.  Although modern man will be SHOCKED at this change in the way of doing things as he was accustomed, modern man will ADJUST to the change–most probably, will RAPIDLY adjust.

As they say, “Walking ain’t crowded.”

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Another change which will take place is the elimination of air conditioning.  Whether this will be attributed to a change in the way man receives power or whether it will be chalked up to the story of climate change is unknown.

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One other drastic change which is taking place is the replacement of transacting business face-to-face in favor of buying and selling via the Internet.

Where once the world–from its beginning–bought and sold in a particular way, the modern world wants man to buy and sell using ONLINE MEANS.  Before, man would secure a products from a seller, inspect it and, if the product met with his approval, paid the seller and departed with that product.

In the modern world, man looks at PICTURES of a PRODUCT, selects a product based on those pictures, which he HOPES will meet his requirements, has his method of payment examined AND APPROVED, and, after waiting a few days (or weeks), THEN is hopefully able to use the product he bought.

In this new method of buying and selling, man FIRST pays for a product (IF his method of payment is approved by the seller) and then HOPES the product he just purchased is what he needs.

This is a method of transacting business which is different from that which mankind has used since the beginning of mankind.

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It is not all physical changes which are taking place: some of the intangibles are even NOW changing from the way many have grown used to experiencing.

At one time, BEFORE modern communication, the world contained a great many pockets of isolated humans. Whether that isle of isolation consisted of a desert, a verdant jungle or rainforest OR an actual island in the ocean, there were men who were separated from their fellows and who used their spare time to contemplate the world around them and how that world came to be.

This isolation could be viewed as a helpful one: man mentally explored his world and his place in that world.

While modern means of communication have eliminated many PHYSICAL locales of isolation, a MODERN form has rushed to take their place–in many cases, aided by that very same modern communication.

HOWEVER, this modern form of isolation is a SOCIAL one; a manner of being isolated EVEN IF SURROUNDED BY OTHERS.

This new shape of isolation seems to have contributed more to man’s FEARS and ANXIETIES–rather than to man’s more-positive outlook about his world.

ANYONE who has focused on the Internet OR who has immersed themselves in the world of computerized gaming will attest to eventual feelings of loneliness and isolation brought on by a concentration on either indulgence.

Where once the world appeared to have a large reservoir of “normality“–with abnormality confined to mostly LARGER CITIES and other URBAN CENTERS or particular civilizations–the modern world appears to honor “normality” as an exception, rather than a rule.

Where once the world moved at a much SLOWER pace–with changes taking YEARS (sometimes, CENTURIES) to institute–the modern world changes monthly, weekly, sometimes, DAILY.

Where once men consulted God’s Word for information about their world–even if such men were often just putting on a performance for others–the modern world not only IGNORES the information to be had from God’s Word, the modern world very often RIDICULES even the notion that good information can be obtained from that source.

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So then, this seems to be the state of the modern world: LOTS of changes to the way man has operated since man first walked the earth–and those changes are passed off as IMPROVEMENTS to man’s life.  Any changes which cannot be hidden behind such happy stories are said to be “the price of progress.”

DOES the reader feel his world has changed?

DOES the reader feel these changes are for the better or for the worse?

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: August 27-29, 2021.]

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The Power of Happiness?

be happy?

Something noticed on a T-shirt provoked a bit of thinking this past week.

“Be Happy!”

This echoes a number of OTHER similar thoughts–some emblazoned on T-shirts, others on mugs or other saleable knickknacks.

“Be Happy And Smile!”

“Don’t Be Afraid To Be Happy!”

“Life Is Full Of Choices, So Choose Happiness!”

“Happiness Is A Choice. You Decide.”

These last two ‘Happiness’ thoughts seem to reflect the thinking of Émile Coué, a Frenchman whose most famous quote was “Every day in every way, things are getting better and better.”

Which brought to mind the question, “What does God’s Word have to say about happiness?”

“Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
–Psalm 37:4

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.”
–Philippians 4:4

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”
–Proverbs 17:22

“O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”
–Psalm 34:8

God’s Word seems to offer a CLUE to happiness.

God’s Word seems to tie happiness to the LORD.

God’s Word is SILENT on happiness springing from accumulating STUFF–although the Beatles did make a few bucks from a similar idea.

(Money) Can’t Buy Me Love.

Which brings to mind OTHER questions which were ultimately provoked by the fleeting glance at a T-shirt slogan.

“Is happiness a choice? Can a man be happy because he thinks he is?

IF ‘happiness’ is used synonymously with ‘contentment,’ then the answer if probably “YES!

As being content with one’s lot in life IS a choice.

BUT, IF ‘happiness’ is a state of bliss, then the answer would have to be “NO!”

After all, can one be happy in the midst of squalor and chaos?

Unless one is a proponent of the phrase “Ignorance is bliss.”

[This begs the question, “Does the average person even know what true happiness is?“]

Happiness is ONLY a choice if the person choosing has control over all of the inputs into his life–which he most certainly does NOT.

What passes for “choosing to be happy” appears to be behavior MUCH MORE common and MUCH more observed.

In the modern world in which we live, what passes for “choosing to be happy“?

USUALLY,  burying one’s head in the sand and IGNORING any unpleasant consequences which may arise in one’s life.

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Just a reminder: ignoring unpleasantries is NOT the same thing as happiness.

DOES the reader believe he chooses whether he is happy or not?

IF the answer is “Yes.”, is the reader ecstatic all of the time?

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?

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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: August 23, 2021.]

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Consequences

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“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.”
–Galatians 6:7-8

Whether one believes it or not, God created the world and entire universe.

God THEN set up the “laws” and “rules” which govern His creation.

God’s creation centered around MAN–so it makes perfect sense that God ensured that MAN would have access to God’s Word (IF man wanted it), which explained and gave warnings about the creation that man now inhabited.

God set up this creation in order to find a few men who would CHOOSE to worship and fear God above ALL else that that creation offered man.

Because God wanted men who would freely CHOOSE Him, God created man to enjoy FREE WILL.  And, as part of that free will, man could either OBEY God’s commands (found in God’s Word) OR, he would ignore them.

Man was free to CHOOSE to ignore God’s Word, but God’s Word warned that there would be CONSEQUENCES for that action.

So, man is FREE to ignore God’s Word–BUT, there are CONSEQUENCES for such behavior.

These consequences are exhibited throughout God’s creation daily.  Still, there are many who have grown accustomed to ignoring God’s Word.

These people who choose to ignore God’s commands still suffer the consequences from their behavior–whether they believe that behavior contributes to their woes or not. Of course, Satan and the world want those people who ignore God’s Word to believe that EVERYTHING is a physical, cause-and-effect relationship.

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It is NOT.

Ignore what God’s Word commands about GLUTTONY?

Obesity and a host of physical problems are the CONSEQUENCES of such actions.

Ignore what God’s Word commands on focusing on the things of the world and chasing after such material stuff?

A compulsion to accumulate those items is one CONSEQUENCE.  Never mind that no matter how many items one might accumulate, NO MAN has figured out a way to take his items with him upon passing from this life.

Another CONSEQUENCE might be that the hoarder concentrates so much on the accumulation of trinkets that he usually ignores those non-physical things which make others happy.

(This does NOT include the more severe CONSEQUENCE of such disobedience on receiving eternal life.)

A question which might pop up is, “Do followers of Jesus Christ also suffer those consequences of not following God’s commands?”

The answer is a most definite “YES!”

Though God’s great mercy has allowed those actions to NOT be charged to that believer as far as eternal salvation goes, the believer STILL suffers the consequences of his disobedience.  Those consequences are often employed by God in His chastening, which is a type of learning process God uses which makes the chastened uncomfortable.

“For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.”
–Hebrews 12:6

God does NOT chasten the unbeliever: He judges him.

“Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.”
–Hebrews 12:11

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So, to all who freely IGNORE God’s Word: man is certainly able to do that as much as he desires.

HOWEVER, one does NOT escape the CONSEQUENCES for one’s actions–regardless of what one believes.

DOES the reader ignore what is written in God’s Word?

DOES the reader instead listen to what other men have to say about a topic on which God’s Word has clearly delivered a verdict?

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?

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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: August 25 2021.]

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The Senses: Good or Bad?

 

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One day a week or so ago, a discussion was entered into about the SENSES.

Are the senses good or bad?

The argument was made that the senses are BAD, since so many things of the world use what man can touch, taste, smell, see or hear to attract and overcome him.

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
–1JOHN 2:15

The senses–or rather, what can be experienced through the senses–are said to be a type of come-on to entice  man to sin.

On the other side of this divide, it was countered that the senses are GOOD, since God created the senses and, after creating man (including his senses), said “This is VERY good.

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”
–Genesis 1:26-27,31

[Of course, this argument can be used to justify ANY part of God’s creation–since God created ALL–which is MISused by man.]

So, the reader may ask, “Are the senses good or bad?”

Again, the senses were created by God to allow man to experience the world around him and LEARN from the world in a variety of different ways.

So, the senses were created with a useful purpose in mind.

HOWEVER, ANY and ALL useful purposes can be misused by man–including the senses.

When the senses are used to experience and FOCUS ON various ‘things of the world,’ they will lead man onto a path which heads straight to eternal destruction.

“Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”
–James 1:15

One acquaintance (who is an adherent of an Eastern religion) has boiled this all down to a handy mantra which he regularly employs.

“Material world = Bad; Spiritual world = Good.”

Since this man claims that the senses are part of the material world, they are BAD.

Christianity seems to have a more NUANCED view: it is not the senses, in and of themselves, which are good or bad, but how man USES (or MISuses) those gifts from God.

This discussion will–God willing–continue.

WHAT does the reader believe?

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: August 23, 2021.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image: ETPR/Stuart Miles, FreeDigitalPhotos.net/ETPR

© 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.

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