A Few Lesser-Known Points About the End Times

END TIMES

Even though the end times have been studied and re-studied by a LOT of folks, there are STILL lesser-known facts about that time period IF one believes the Word of God.

THEREFORE, for those who believe they KNOW the end times (and, as well as those who KNOW they need serious work to catch up on the happenings of the end times), ETPR presents a few lesser-known points about the times in which we live.

1- The end of the end times are not only VERY CLEARLY pointed out, the EVENT which marks the end of the end times is also in God’s Word.

The end of the end times is VERY CLEARLY pointed out in God’s Word in Matthew 24:14.

“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”
–Matthew 24:14

So, when does this event occur?

Revelation 14:6 supplies the somewhat-surprising answer.

“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”
–Revelation 14:6-7

MORE: When is the Good News (Gospel) Preached to the World?

2- God’s Word is VERY CLEAR: No one–not the angels in heaven, NO ONE knows the timing of God’s end times events–but God Himself.

A GREAT NUMBER of false teachers have declared various days as the day Jesus returns or the day of the LORD or the end.

The truth of God’s Word declares that NO ONE knows EXCEPT God Himself.

“Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”
–Matthew 24:44

“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”
–Matthew 24:36

“But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.”
–Zechariah 14:7

3- The end times are very hard on the wicked, but they also are very difficult for the followers of Jesus.

This is the way God planned it out to be.

Apparently, all those entering the kingdom of heaven need tested one last time.

And that testing–though some do survive–probably will involve them giving up their lives as a testimony for Jesus Christ.

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
–Revelation 12:11

MORE: The Last Days Are Tough On EVERYONE: The Wicked, The Righteous, Everyone

There are more, but we have promises to keep and miles to go before we sleep.

God willing, we will revisit this topic in the near future.

DOES the reader believe he knows a great deal about the end times?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: 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: October 10, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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God Declares “Vengeance is Mine.” Why?

VENGEANCE

“To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.”
–Deuteronomy 32:35

During a discussion the other day, the topic of REVENGE came up.

“Don’t you want to get back at him?  I know I would.  He’s dirty.”

“The Bible says ‘Vengeance is mine, saith the LORD.’  Besides, God knows what will disconcert a person better than I do.”

“Why does God want to be the one who hands out vengeance?  Is vengeance something that gets Him off?”

And that was an excellent question: Why does God want to be the ultimate instrument of judgment and revenge?

At the time the question was first asked, no good reply was found. However, after thinking a bit on the question, a suitable answer presented itself.

NO MAN knows another man’s heart.

But God knows.

NO MAN is holy.

But God is holy.

Perhaps a holy God knows that NO MAN can execute judgment and revenge without getting personally involved somehow?

Perhaps God trusts that the only one who will judge a man 100 percent fairly is God Himself?

Man is part of God’s creation and God loves His creation, including fallen man.

“Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?”
–Ezekiel 18:23

Perhaps God knows that NO MAN will temper his vengeance with mercy as God will?

Perhaps vengeance will the take the form of spilling another man’s blood–and God reserves much of spilling men’s blood to Himself?

Especially during the end times.

All of which make God the PERFECT judge–whether one is righteous, wicked, evil or foolish.

[The above speculations will have to do until Jesus returns and we find out for sure why God has said “I will repay. Vengeance is mine.”]

“Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”
–Romans 12:17-19

DOES the reader believe that God will fairly settle ALL accounts in the last days?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: 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: October 12, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
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Let Me Count the Ways: God CONSTANTLY Does Things For the Believer

COUNTING FINGERS

Occasionally, it occurs to the believer that God does SO MANY things (both requests prayed for and those which were unasked) that the believer wonders “Why?

“Why does God do so many things (both large and small) for me? It is NOT necessary for Him to do all of that.”

As usual, God’s Word supplies a few answers.

1- God favors the believer CONSTANTLY because He can; that is, He is ABLE TO DO THEM.

“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”
–Matthew 19:26

“For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
–Luke 1:37

“Is any thing too hard for the LORD?”
–Genesis 18:14

2- God CONSTANTLY favors the believer because it is His nature to be merciful to those who believe.

“The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.”
–Psalm 34:10

“My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.”
–Proverbs 3:11-12

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
–Isaiah 40:31

“The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.”
–Psalm 34:15

3- God CONSTANTLY favors the believer because He LOVES the believer and delights in the believers’s joy.

“Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
–Psalm 37:4

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
–1PETER 5:7

“But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.”
–Psalm 16:3

“Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”
–Psalm 55:22

“They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.”
–Proverbs 11:20

These are just a FEW of the reasons the LORD CONSTANTLY does things (both great and small; both prayed-for and those things which went unasked–for the LORD knows our minds better than we do) for believers.

DOES the reader believe that believers are deluded when they say the ‘Lord CONSTANTLY does things for me’?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: 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: October 10, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-22. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2022. 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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Tales of Purgatory: A Place NOT Found in the Bible

PURGATORY

Purgatory: a place taught by (mainly) Roman Catholics, is a place NOT found in God’s Word.

Purgatory: a place taught by (mainly) Roman Catholics, is a place which had its beginnings in paganism and pagan writings.

Purgatory: a place taught by (mainly) Roman Catholics, is a place in which MANY of the church folk find fairly EASY to believe.

Purgatory is supposedly a place where a sinner may go to “burn off” sin and “purify” himself.  When the sinner has burned off enough sins, he may then enter heaven.

Though purgatory is NOT found in God’s Word, it IS found in the many, many tales of that counterfeit Christian religion, Roman Catholicism.

To give their stories a sheen of believability,  RC teachers torture a few verses found in God’s Word.

Like Hebrews 12:19.

“For our God is a consuming fire.”

Or Luke 23:43.

“And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.”

So, there is NO Biblical basis for a belief in purgatory.

It is NOT difficult to believe that the concept of purgatory proves popular with the Catholic church folk.  Not many consider themselves “evil” or “wicked“; not many consider themselves (with good reason) ‘good enough’ to make it into heaven AS THEY ARE.

HOWEVER, a great many have little difficulty believing they are “foolish” (a word often used interchangeably with “evil” or “wicked“ in God’s Word); apparently, they consider it a good trade to burn a bit in the fires of purification IF they will at least get into heaven in this manner.

So, the doctrine of purgatory is welcomed by the (Roman Catholic) church folk.

Again, IF Roman Catholics believed God’s Word, they would find NO support for the idea of purgatory.

The concept of purgatory sprung, not from the minds of Catholic theologians, but from PAGAN writers.

The idea of purgatory has roots that date back into antiquity. A sort of proto-purgatory called the “celestial Hades” appears in the writings of Plato and Heraclides Ponticus and in many other pagan writers. This concept is distinguished from the Hades of the underworld described in the works of Homer and Hesiod. In contrast, the celestial Hades was understood as an intermediary place where souls spent an undetermined time after death before either moving on to a higher level of existence or being reincarnated back on earth.
History of Purgatory

Purgatory is therefore,  a pagan concept which found a popular following in counterfeit Christianity.

One way readers may know purgatory is not a concept found in God’s Word.

It offers a ‘second chance’ to all those deemed initially unworthy to enter heaven.

‘Second chances’ are a popular concept–but they are foreign to Christianity.

In addition, the entire idea of purgatory lessens the once-for-all sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

IF purgatory really did exist, then it would be possible for one to make it into heaven WITHOUT Jesus Christ.

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
–John 14:6

One additional method for determining purgatory is NOT in God’s Word.

One may search God’s Word itself: there is not only NO mention of purgatory, there is NO mention of anything even remotely sounding like purgatory–UNLESS one is so consumed with an ‘easy’ way of making it into heaven, that one ‘reads into‘ what IS found in God’s Word.

One last way readers may know that purgatory is a fairy tale: it offers a chance for folks to offer PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD to ease the departed’s time of ‘purification.’

What does God’s Word say about PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD?

“The soul that sinneth, it shall die.”
–Ezekiel 18:20

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
–Romans 6:23

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”
–2CORINTHIANS 5:10

And FINALLY,

“He is not God of the dead, but of the living.”
–Matthew 22:32

One will NOT read of purgatory in God’s Word.

One WILL read of purgatory in the Traditional Tales of the Apostate Churches.

IS Purgatory part of the reader’s salvation plan?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: 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: October 10, 2022.]

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

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image:   Image by LoggaWiggler from Pixabay.com

© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-22. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2022. 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.

Link Disclaimer: inclusion of links to other blogs/websites is not necessarily an endorsement of all content posted in those blogs/websites.

[NOTE: The following articles are from a service. We neither endorse nor at times have much control over them–although we do, of course, enjoy articles originating from this website on this service. Some articles illustrate points made in ETPR articles; some are merely for the reader’s edification or education.

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