“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
From talking to a LARGE number of folks during the past several weeks, it has become VERY apparent that there are a GREAT NUMBER of misconceptions about the end times–especially, the last days of the end times.
Because it has become such a feature of modern life that one’s CONVENIENCE is waited upon, hand and foot, a significant portion of moderns believe that this will extend to the end times: that the end times will be presented for each person’s convenience, not for God’s plan for His creation.
Another significant portion MISS that the end times is God’s time to judge His creation ACCORDING TO HIS LAWS AND COMMANDS HE HAS LAID DOWN OVER THE CENTURIES.
As one young man put it, “Judge ME? Who, in their right mind, would want to judge me? I haven’t done anything wrong!”
BUT, the young man is NOT alone: there are any number of people who feel that they, NOT God, determine what the end times’ agenda will be.
And paying a price for any behaviors deemed less than satisfactory is NOT part of that agenda.
God, in His Word, begs to differ.
“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.”
Such wayward thinking, AS THAT YOUNG MAN and others of a similar mind, is nicely summed up in the second chapter of Romans.
“And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God.”
ALL readers should understand ONE thing about the end times:
Regardless of one’s beliefs to the contrary,the end times will come on their own schedule.
The end times will wait for NO man.
WHAT thoughts do the reader have about the timing of last days’ event?
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?
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: October 18, 2022.]
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–with Mondo Frazier
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