“Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”
Dr. Samuel Johnson made his famous remark about HANGING being an agent which can ‘concentrate a man’s mind wonderfully‘ (get that man to think clearly; to focus on what is most important in that situation).
HOWEVER, the good doctor could just as easily substituted the words ‘danger OR ‘fear’ instead of ‘hanging.’
Winston Churchill had other thoughts on the matter some decades later.
“There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at with no result.”
Regardless, the coming man of sin will concentrate the minds of end times’ men wonderfully by scaring the living daylights out of them.
The man of sin will DESIRE to concentrate the minds of end times’ men because one of the best ways to get anyone to do your bidding is to scare them–the worse the scare, the better the result.
And, if the man of sin offers what appears to be a SOLUTION to those FEARS?
Well, it seems the man of sin will be a very POPULAR guy–for awhile, anyhow.
“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.”
The fearsome, scary campaigns of the man of sin will be WILDLY successful–for while.
Followers of Jesus will have targets on their backs.
“And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”
“I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them”
“And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time [three-and-one-half years OR 42 months)“
WHAT, exactly, will the man of sin scare end times’ men about?
One clue is to be had by consulting the Corporate Media to see what they are using to scare men presently.
Asteroids, ETs, nuclear war, climate crisis, extreme weather, a lack of food or water or power: the list is practically endless.
Another clue can be had by examining the Four Freedoms of US President Franklin Roosevelt.
Roosevelt first voiced those four freedoms in 1941. Let’s take a quick peek at them. He further stated that EVERYONE should enjoy these freedoms. Almost 72 years later, how successful was Roosevelt’s four freedoms campaign?
Some might say that the fears in these four areas are GROWING, rather than shrinking.
However, IF the man of sin was to focus on these four items and REVERSE them, he would be on his way to HUGE success (which God’s Word declares he will enjoy for 42 months).
Fear of losing freedom of speech (or never having it); any number of fears concerning worship; fear of starvation of dehydration; and lastly, a fear of fear.
Roosevelt famously addressed this last fear early in his political career.
In his 1933 inaugural address, Roosevelt said,
“We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”
Actually, what Roosevelt said that day was:
“So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is … fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”
—Who Said, ‘We Have Nothing to Fear Except Fear Itself’?
BUT the man of sin will skillfully play on the fears of end times’ men ALL OVER THE WORLD.
Fear of war, fear of a lack of food, fear of drinking water: these are what men are scared of–and men who have actually experienced these conditions most probably fear them the most because they KNOW the pain and suffering such fears (when legitimate) can cause.
What is one to do?
The best advice comes from those who study such things. They advise a person to ‘face his fear.’
In other words, do NOT let your fear be your companion and guide.
As Mark Twain once said,
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, and not the absence of fear.”
IF the reader is to overcome his fears during the end times, he will have to FACE his fear, not run from it.
December 16-18, 2022
SHORTENED: No doubt the REGULAR reader of ETPR has noticed that several parts are “missing” today.
We did NOT forget them.
We did not overlook them.
We encountered circumstances beyond our control and had to publish an ABBREVIATED version of our weekend offering.
In other words: we ran out of time.
It may very well be only the first or second time in nearly TEN YEARS that this has happened.
So, that’s not a bad track record.
HOPEFULLY, everything will be back to normal on MONDAY!
See you then!
DOES the reader have a fear which can be used against him?
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: December 16-18, 2022.]
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