An End Times Circumstance Hard To Get Used To

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It is suspected that the one end times circumstance to which men will have the hardest time adjusting is the realization that today is NOT like yesterday.

And tomorrow will NOT be much like today.

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Why does man cling so strongly to those things and ways which are familiar to him?

MAYBE because most men find ways and things which are familiar offer a comfort in a time when not much else is familiar–EVEN IF those men are not aware of how much they desire the familiar?

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Most people HUNGER for the ordinary routine of everyday life. They may not even be aware that they LOVE their routines so much–until a time of mass chaos strikes.
— The Snare of Familiarity: A Touch of the Ordinary

OF COURSE, drastic change COULD signal something much better will replace that which has vanished.

BUT, end times man most often finds comfort in the FAMILIAR, not the fresh and new.

IN this regard, end times man is like men of other eras: he is stubborn in this preference.

And, God’s Word declares that stubbornness is a form of idolatry (and sin).

“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.”
–1SAMUEL 15:23

During the last days, ALL will be able to see the great and drastic changes which are taking place each day.

Some will IGNORE these changes and “try and make the best of things.”

Some will DENY that these changes are even taking place.  These are those who will cling the most fiercely to their old, familiar habits and routines.

Some will EMBRACE the changes and proclaim, “Change is good!”

A FEW will try and discern whether the changes and chaos are the product of God or man.

And the source of the changes will be a guide whether to embrace OR reject those developments.

Regardless of what final action is taken by the reader, the reader will likely be uncomfortable with the differences which are taking place–at least for a while.

Because MOST men very much want tomorrow to be like today.

HAS the reader noticed any changes in his life which has taken place over the past several years or so?

IS the reader totally comfortable with these changes?

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?

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: September 14, 2021.]

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What’s the Problem With Tarot Cards?

Someone (very innocently, it is believed) recently asked the question, “Why are so many people against tarot cards?”

It was then pointed out that “Tarot cards are NOT the problem so much as what and how the tarot cards are USED for.”

“Tarot cards are presented as a way for man to gain information about the future.  But, those who use tarot as a fortune-telling device do NOT get any wonderful insight into the future based on what the cards might tell them about a person (Despite what the fortune-teller may claim).

“The only way tarot ‘works’ is for the person who is using those cards to consult a FAMILIAR SPIRIT–which is DIVINATION–which is SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITED BY GOD’S WORD.

“There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD”
–Deuteronomy 18:10-12

Some diviners even have business cards which state in bold letters “DIVINER.”

Any time man uses illegitimate supernatural power in order to try and see what the future might hold, God will NOT approve.

IF man is interested in what the future might have in store for him, he should consult God–and God ALONE–NOT some familiar spirit.

Familiar spirits have NO powers of foresight.  What familiar spirits DO have is very high intelligence and access to other spirits of their kind–which are nearly EVERYWHERE.

This makes their guesses VERY accurate–sometimes.

Once upon a time, there was a young pagan who was roaming the streets of a large city during that city’s annual ARTS  FAIR.  A cloudburst occurred which drove the young pagan to seek shelter under a nearby cafe’s canopy.  It just so happened that a young woman was set up under this same canopy, telling fortunes to any who would inquire (and who had the money to pay her).  She smiled and asked the young pagan if he was interested in having his fortune told.

“Oh, thanks, but I don’t have the money for that.”

The young woman then made a proposition which seemed sporting enough to the young pagan.  “I’ll tell you your fortune and if I’m right, you just pay me what you think it is worth. Okay?”

As this seemed more than fair, the young pagan agreed.  He sat down at her table (which was covered with a colorful embroidered mat).  As she shuffled a deck of cards (tarot), he asked her, “So how do you tell fortunes?”

“Oh, I use the tarot and, after I read a card, I throw Viking rune dice.”

“Cool.”

As the young woman was now finished shuffling her tarot cards, she offered, “Are you ready to get started?”

Sure.

The young woman then preceded to flip the cards, face up on the table in a pattern of some sort.  After each card was turned up, she shook some odd-looking dice as well.  And then, she would pronounce what she said the cards and dice had told her.

The young woman then made a number of statements about the young pagan’s recent relationships which were TOTALLY and SPECIFICALLY accurate.  The young pagan was careful not to react to ANYTHING the young woman said, but he had to wonder, “How does she know these things?”

After about ten or twelve of these little snippets, she stopped and smiled at the young pagan.  “Well, how am I doing so far?”

“Pretty good.”

“That’s all you get for free.  Was any of the information correct?”

“As a matter of fact, it was.”

“What do you think it’s worth?”

“I don’t know ANYTHING about what such things are worth, but I can afford to give you $10.  Is that okay?”

“That’s fine–and if you want to hear more, $15 more will get you a COMPLETE reading.”

“Thanks, but $10 is all I have right now.”

“Okay, you enjoy the rest of your day, you hear?  It looks like the rain has stopped.”

And so, the young pagan went on his way (after giving the young woman $10).  He didn’t think much about the event afterwards, but when he did, the thing that stood out: he did not know HOW the woman knew the things she told him because those things HAD happened to him just as she related.  It was not until years later that the young pagan–who was THEN no longer  a pagan–understood that the young fortune teller had employed a familiar spirit: not only are such entities MUCH MORE intelligent than man, they are joined into a network of OTHER like-minded spirits and can gather information on ANYONE almost instantaneously.

The tarot deck is a device used for divination.  Like the water witch’s ‘divining sticks,’ the tarot deck is a device to deceive any who pay attention to such things about the diviner’s SOURCE of information.

This information did NOT come from ‘within’ OR ‘the cards’ OR ‘the cosmos’ OR ‘the earth’ OR 1001 other deceptions: that information came from a consultation with a familiar spirit.

“Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.”
–Leviticus 19:31

“And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.”
–Leviticus 20:6

HAS the reader ever consulted a fortune teller of some sort?

What did the reader think about this experience?

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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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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: September 13, 2021.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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Worse Before It Gets Better: What’s Behind This End Times Phrase?

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“It’s going to get worse–MUCH worse–before it gets better.”

This has been a phrase which as been VERY popular in these parts for YEARS.

But, EXACTLY what does it mean and why is it said so often–particularly  (it seems) in the end times?

After a long think on the topic, it was suspected that PART of the reason behind the phrase’s popularity (at least in these parts) is that it is Biblical in nature.

Things WILL get better–at least for believers–when Jesus Christ returns to earth in institute His 1000-year reign.

“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.”
–Revelation 20:4-6

BUT, BEFORE Jesus Christ returns, there will be the judgments of God and the wrath of Satan for man to go through.

“Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”
–Revelation 12:12

“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

NEITHER is very pleasant.

Particularly the disconcerting CHANGES which will take place during the end times, as Satan’s workers of iniquity push and pull the various parts of society into place for Satan’s big end times push (which falls flat).

These various changes will occur at EVERY level of society as Satan’s minions change the way man has done [commerce, health, whatever] since the beginning of time.

HOWEVER, it was decided that PART of the reason behind this phrase’s popularity had to do with the natural skepticism of man: man naturally expects things to get worse over time instead of better–particularly those men who have experienced very much of life.

Those who are naturally OPTIMISTIC about the future will disagree, but–at least these days–skeptics appear to be more plentiful than optimists.

BUT, this phrase offers HOPE to all who take the LONG VIEW of life.

And so, another way of stating this phrase might be “Better days are ahead.”

HAS the reader noticed any BIG CHANGES which have occurred in his life over the past five years or so?

HAS the reader quieted any misgivings he may have had over these changes by repeating, “Things ALWAYS change.  Change is a part of life“?

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?

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: September 13, 2021.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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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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