A saying quite popular with the world goes something like, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.”
DEATH and TAXES DO have a way of bearing down on all–especially those who try and escape the grasp of either.
BUT one additional set of circumstance which is CERTAIN to happen is outlined in God’s Word–and so, the events of the end times’ last days are inevitable.
Whether the reader chooses to believe those inevitabilities will occur or not is a matter of CHOICE.
A GREAT NUMBER insist they do NOT believe in the events of the last days, as recorded in God’s Word.
As has been recorded in these pages before, God KNOWS for certain what is to happen because God inhabits EVERY point in time, past, present and future. The events of the future are as well-known to God as what the reader had for breakfast yesterday.
This is a hard point to wrap one’s head around–particularly for the UNbelievers.
HOWEVER, from conversations with many of those who loudly profess UNbelief in the events of the last days, a sizable amounts of those doubters may be more guilty of whistling past the graveyard than possessing a set-in-stone credo on this matter.
Many of those who claim the loudest that they do NOT believe in any of that ‘end times stuff,’ know that something is not right. They mostly do not know what it is that is not right, but they can see the telltale signs EVERYWHERE they look.
This does not stop such folk from claiming that ONLY the weak-minded believes God’s Word, but it appears that a number of such folk are constantly looking around and trying to figure out what it is that is causing them such uneasiness.
There was a lady a few days ago in a local Walmart who was loudly complaining about the Walmart services offered by the Walmart employees. This particular Walmart no longer accepts cash for any of its transactions–except for a VERY FEW cash register lines which are ALWAYS backed up with customers. Because this store no longer accepts cash, it creates slowdowns and other problems–about which many customers complain–the lady being just one of many in this particular Walmart.
God’s Word mentions that retail will CHANGE during the end times.
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”
There are a NUMBER of methods Satan may use to control buying and selling, but getting rid of cash appears to be a necessary first step down this slippery path.
The Walmart employees respond to all complaints on this matter with the excuse that “they cannot get change, so they are doing away with most cash transactions.”
BUT, this particular Walmart had quit taking cash MONTHS before the ‘can’t get any change’ story made its appearance. In fact, on the day this change in retail occurred, Walmart employees were outside the store, meeting incoming customers and LOUDLY informing them that the store would no longer accept cash at its automated checkout stations.
Instead of reasonable discussions which examine the link between getting rid of most cash transactions and the coming control of buying and selling, the complainers usually crack a small smile when God’s Word is mentioned.
As one lady put it, “Let’s not get all tied down with the Bible, okay?”
ALL of these CHANGES to the way man has conducted his affairs of business for CENTURIES should cause anxiety in the ones who most desire their days to be anxiety-free.
But those who most desire that their lives are lived anxiety-free usually have developed effective defenses to any news which causes them to fret–and ALL truth from the Bible causes them to sweat when they fret.
STILL, such folk appear to not be able to completely control their fears–and so, they look around for reasons why the times are SO anxious.
IF the reader is interested, ALL of this (the looking around, the search for answers, the continued fulfilling of God’s Word, the unbelief that God’s Word might be true) will continue until the return of Jesus Christ.
There ARE a few happenings MORE certain than death OR taxes.
DOES the reader believe in the complete CERTAINTY of death and taxes?
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?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: April 4, 2022.]
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