End Times Advice: Are You An Old Dog? Learn New Tricks!

old dog

Whenever someone expresses surprise, shock OR anger at an end times event which has clearly startled the speaker, a popular phrase in these parts is to say to that bewildered one:

You ain’t seen nothing yet!”

This phrase is meant to convey SEVERAL IDEAS.

1- Better buckle your seat belt because we live in the end times–and, things are just getting started!

2- IF the speaker read, studied and BELIEVED God’s Word, he would NOT be taken aback by the event which just shocked him.

IN FACT, someone once responded to the observation ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet!” with a lament–which was meant as a sort of justification for the responder’s surprise.

“But I’m an old dog.  I’m too old to learn any new tricks!”

Which is not only an admission to failure NOW, it is an excuse for all future failures.

(And that is where that particular line of discussion ended–for some time.)

Some time after the remark about ‘being an old dog’ was made, someone came up with a good rejoinder.

“Hey!  It’s the end times, buddy!  Old dogs are gonna HAVE to learn NEW TRICKS to survive!”

(This is where that particular line of discussion is at present.)

And so, this is a good opportunity to remind readers NOT to get set in your ways.

The end times–the last days, in particular–will require a great many who desire to soldier on to do things in a  manner which is fresh and NEW to them.

OLD TRICKS might include the world’s not-very-effective, physical preparations for what is to come: there is NO way for the reader to physically prepare for what is to take place.  The ONLY preparations to be made are spiritually.

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And so, today’s advice might be:

“Old dogs: get ready to learn new tricks!”

Or rather

Old dogs: have you learned any new tricks this week?”

DOES the reader believe that he is adept at adapting to unexpected circumstances?

HOW have the many changes which have occurred lately affected the reader?

HAS the reader been able to roll with the punches?

It is not YET too late: there is still a little 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?

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“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: August 30, 2021.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image: Photo by William Moreland on Unsplash.com

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