Although believers GENERALLY KNOW when the events of the end times take place (because they WATCH), they do not know the exact timing of those events.
“But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.”
Therefore, unlike most others, believers (PRIMARILY because they watch) play a WAITING GAME during the end times.
WHEN will the events foretold in God’s Word take place?
Believers depend upon the TRUTH of God’s Word for guidance during the last days.
Because they do NOT believe, UNbelievers are forced to depend upon the various stories of other men. But these stories are untrue and depending upon them for guidance is like steering a car with one’s eyes shut.
Because UNbelievers do NOT heed God’s Word, they are as if they were BLIND.
“Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness. We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.”
BUT, because believers take heed, they WATCH as commanded.
“And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
And, because they watch, believers WAIT for the events they KNOW will take place.
THEREFORE, believers play a WAITING GAME during the end times.
Those men who place NO value on God or God’s Word are forced to stumble about without any guidance.
NOT SO for believers, who are guided by the TRUTH of God’s Word.
DOES the reader have any guidance concerning the events of the last days or is he without faith?
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.”
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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 9, 2022.]
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–with Mondo Frazier
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