The End Times–Especially the Last Days–Requires a Heightened Sense of Awareness

ALERT?

“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”
–Luke 21:36

God’s Word declares (several times!) the importance of staying alert and keeping WATCH during the end times.

“And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
–Mark 13:37

“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.”
–Matthew 24:42

“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints”
–Ephesians 6:18

“For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 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.”
–1THESSALONIANS 5:2-10

This insistence to ‘Watch’ for the return of Jesus Christ is for believers.  Those who believe the Word of God KNOW that Jesus WILL return to earth during the climax of human history, as well as how important a heightened sense of awareness will be for believers to evaluate all of the events of that crucial time period.

Believers will be watching because believers BELIEVE.

UNbelievers will be, no doubt, either ignoring the very clear signs of the times OR they will be telling themselves those signs mean NOTHING.

UNbelievers will NOT be watching for the return of Jesus Christ because UNbelievers do not believe God’s Word.

UNbelievers will therefore be SHOCKED when events foretold thousands of years ago come to pass.

SO, there will basically be two groups of people during the last days of the end times: the SHOCKED and the WATCHERS.

It will require the heightened sense of awareness which KNOWING that the Word of God is TRUE brings to the believer.

The UNbeliever will lack this heightened sense of awareness and will therefore, be SHOCKED to find events unfold EXACTLY as foretold.

And for all of those who play the “wait-and-see” game?

That group is unbelieving–and so, that group will be SHOCKED as well–though they might think that “wait-and-see” is a clever method of hedging their end times bets.

WHAT does the reader believe about the last days and WATCHING?

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

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  July 26, 2022.]

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Popular False Bible Teaching: There is NO Seven-Year Tribulation Period

NO SEVEN-YEAR TRIBULATION

“Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”
–Revelation 2:10

IF moderns have NO background in what is written in God’s Word (the Bible) PRIOR to the end times, then they suffer the handicap of being told the WRONG information by MANY false teachers–and then, readers BELIEVE that FALSE Bible info.

And so it is with the LENGTH of time men who dwell upon the earth suffer through what is called “The Tribulation” (sometimes referred to as “The GREAT Tribulation.”

False teachers have taught (and it has been endlessly repeated) and it is believed by many that the Tribulation Period in the Bible lasts SEVEN YEARS.

It does NOT last seven years.

According to God’s Word, that period of testing lasts THREE-AND-ONE-HALF YEARS.

As ETPR warned about FIVE-AND-ONE-HALF YEARS AGO (in 10 End Times Deceptions – Part Two):

END TIMES DECEPTION

  • 6. The period of tribulation is seven years long.

When God wants to make sure people don’t miss an important point, it appears more than once in His Word.

The length of time for the tribulation and its events appears SEVEN times in Scripture.

ALL of them say the same thing: it is 3 1/2 years, not seven.

The popular teaching of “Daniel’s 70th week” being the cause of a seven-year tribulation period is a relatively new teaching. One cannot find it before the 1800s.

“Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.”
Daniel 9:24

As stated the Bible is quite clear about the length of time of the tribulation. Actually, it will be even shorter than 3 1/2 years: the time will be cut short by God for the elect’s sake.

“And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”
–Matthew 24:22

To make sure that the public has the deception hook set deep in their mouths, Hal Lindsay’s 1970’s best-seller The Late Great Planet Earth [28+ million copies and a movie], and the 1990’s Left Behind series [65+ million copies and four movies] dished up a seven-year tribulation (among their many, many other deceptions.)

  1. 1260 days (3 1/2 years) -+ The two witnesses shall prophesy.”And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.”
    Revelation 11:3
  2. 1260 days (3 1/2 years) – Woman is sustained in the wilderness.“And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.”
    Revelation 12:5-6
  3. Time, times and half a time (3 1/2 years) – Woman is nourished in the wilderness.“And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.”
    Revelation 12:14
  4. Forty and two months (3 1/2 years) – Power is given to the beast to continue.“And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months”
    Revelation 13:5
  5.  In addition, there are three verses in Daniel which refer to time, times and a dividing of time (3 1/2 years). Various writers, including Lindsay and the Left Behind crew, have added the verses from Daniel into their tales of “Daniel’s 70th week.”

Great Tribulation: Periods of Time in Revelation VS Claims of Man

Just to make sure there are no questions, the Bible gives the length of time in days (1260), months (42) and years.

And yet, the dragon’s minions STILL twist Scripture and men are STILL deceived by it.

The circumstance has only gotten worse since the above was penned.

The Tribulation period is ONLY three-and-one-half years (NOT seven years!) long–AS IF three-and-one-half years is not long enough.

There are a few ways the reader can tell this is true.

1- The media speaks as if with ONE voice (the voice of the dragon): “The Tribulation Period is SEVEN years long.  Here’s WHY.”

2- As was originally brought up nearly TEN years ago, the reader only need ask himself the question, “Would God give the man of sin (false prophet, false Messiah) TWICE as long to complete his ministry as God gave His Son, Jesus Christ?”

So, when the reader finds himself in the middle of MUCH tribulation, he should be glad to know that it is NOT seven years long.

HOW long did the reader believe the Tribulation Period to be?

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

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  July 27, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
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“I Thought You Were Mad At Me”

Angry Counterfeits

An acquaintance was met recently and it was remarked that he had made himself scarce over the past several months.

“I thought you were mad at me.”

The reply to this declaration (which was in error) was simple and to the point.

“I don’t often get angry.  It’s such an UNPRODUCTIVE emotion. I try to stay away from it.”

“Really?  So you weren’t mad at me?”

“Nope.  Like I said, I don’t often get angry. What gave you the idea that I was mad at you?”

“Well, you were VERY abrupt during our last conversation.  That’s usually a sign that someone is mad.”

“I am abrupt often enough.  It’s a way of making sure a person UNDERSTANDS the ‘ground rules.’ Doesn’t mean I’m angry.”

“Well, I thought you were mad at me for something.”

“The Bible says that becoming angry is evil.”

“Oh yeah? Lotta folks won’t be too happy to hear that.”

“Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.”
–Psalm 37:8

And that was the way that particular line of discussion ended.

DOES the reader often get angry?

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

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  July  25, 2022.]

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Life During Wartime

WARTIME

(The reader should understand that–except for some mistaken notions of a few folks–this piece is connected to the end times in only the most tangential of ways.)

Back when times were more settled and things were more ‘normal’ (1979) , a song was released by a group known as the Talking Heads.

Contained on a record album called FEAR OF MUSIC, the song (Life During Wartime) featured a mishmash of sounds, as well as the inscrutable chorus “This ain’t no party.  This ain’t no disco. This ain’t no foolin’ around.

(In fact, the official title of the song as a single was “Life During Wartime (This Ain’t No Party… This Ain’t No Disco… This Ain’t No Foolin’ Around)”.

Quite a long title for a song.

The reason the aforementioned is referenced is that more than one person has connected the song (Life During Wartime) to life during the last days of the end times.

Such things as the singer mentioning he survives on a diet of peanut butter and the paranoid line “You ought to know not to stand by the window.” have been mentioned by the song’s champions as reasons it should be linked to life during the end times.

Whether one believes all of that or not, the central question of whether the song refers to life during the end times is fairly easy to answer.

No.

The reasons?

1- The main writer of the song (and its lyrics) has stated that the song is mainly about “urban guerilla warfare.”

2- Though many critics used the word “apocalyptic” to describe the song and its lyrics, NOT ONE mentioned the song in connection with the end times.

3- There is NOTHING in God’s Word to make one believe that there will be “urban guerilla warfare” by the populations of men against their end times rulers.

IN FACT, quite the opposite.

“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
–Revelation 13:4,8

SO, “Life During Wartime” was just another song using unconventional scenery as a backdrop.

Although one can NOT (in these times of the Memory Hole) depend on what was written YEARS ago, this topic was covered YEARS ago–and what was written appears to have LARGELY NOT changed since then.

The song is infectious and likable, however, it is NOT (from all information which is available) about the end times.

WAS the reader familiar with any of the music/topics mentioned?

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

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  July 29-31, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
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