End Times Events – PART TWO

 

DAY OF THE LORD: God's day of wrath, vengeance and recompense.
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In End Times Events – Part One, we covered the highlights of the days before Jesus returns–according to Jesus Himself (mostly) from Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 and 17.

In Part Two, Jesus fills in the blanks in the Book of Revelation as it was given to the apostle John by Jesus Himself.

Between Parts One and Two, the reader should be able to piece together a fairly good idea of what is to come during the days leading up to the return of Jesus to earth.

PART TWO

In the synaptic gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus hit the high points of what is to take place during the end times.

In Revelation, given to the apostle John about 50 years after Jesus resurrected, Jesus gives a MORE complete picture with more details.

For instance, in the first chapters of Revelation, Jesus addresses the seven churches of Asia Minor.  ONLY two of those churches got a clean bill of health from God’s Son.  The other five were warned what would happen IF they did not change some of their wicked ways.

In CHAPTER FOUR of Revelation, Jesus gives John a glimpse of heaven; in CHAPTERS FIVE and SIX, Jesus shows John what takes place when the seven seals of God’s judgment are opened.

CHAPTER SIX is where the imagery of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is found.

“And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”
–Revelation 6:1-8

The last verse in the passage cited is mentioned in Ezekiel 14:21, where the last four judgments given are called the “FOUR SORE JUDGMENTS OF GOD.”

“For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast?”
–Ezekiel 21:14

So, the four Horsemen signify the devastation that attends the man of sin, war, famine and all other various manners of death.

These are COMPLETELY new details not contained in the earlier accounts of the gospels.

IF the reader was looking for NEW information about the end times, he could do worse than read the Book of Revelation.

The total WOE that is felt by the world’s leaders is expressed, according to Jesus in the last few verses of Chapter SIX.

“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”
–Revelation 6:15-17

That the workers of iniquity would change their tunes from the incessant mocking (BEFORE Jesus and God demonstrate their power) to a plea to the rocks and mountains to hide them is telling.

The next several chapters of Revelation include the sealing of God’s one-hundred-forty-four thousand and various pictures of what happens when God leaves man go his own devices during the judgment of WAR.

Chapters eight and nine detail what are called the THREE WOES.

Chapter Nine begins with a retelling of the prophet Joel’s plague of devils–which the prophet describes in his 3-chapter book, ALTHOUGH Joel metaphorically calls the devils “locusts.”

Chapter Nine ends with a word-picture of what the judgment of WAR is like when it is augmented by devils: it does NOT sound pleasant.

In CHAPTER TEN, God and Jesus do a bit of housekeeping and last-days organization.

Chapter Eleven tells the account of the TWO WITNESSES, who testify for God and who are a thorn in the side of Satan and Satan’s man of sin and his kingdom for as long as they both live.

“And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.  These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.”
–Revelation 11:3-12

The two witnesses and their doings are called the SECOND WOE.

IMMEDIATELY after this, the third woe (which involves the fall of the man of sin and his worldwide kingdom) with its ending at Armageddon take place.

Chapter twelve contains the picture of Satan tormenting the Jews (the REAL Jews–NOT the synagogue of Satan which Jesus spoke of in the second and third chapters of Revelation).

Chapter THIRTEEN contains many details of the worldwide government, the man of sin’s rule over the earth and the changes which take place in RETAIL to enable the mark of the beast and the man of sin’s program to kill those who still believe in Jesus. Chapter THIRTEEN also reveals the train wreck that is the man of sin’s administration.

CHAPTER FOURTEEN goes into more detail about what was already spoken in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 and 13.

In CHAPTER 15 (the shortest of Revelation’s chapters), God prepares the earth for the FOREVER reign of His Son, Jesus Christ.

Chapter SIXTEEN supplies some details about the Battle of Armageddon and the complete and utter failure of Satan’s forces to move God and Jesus from their appointed places.

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN speaks metaphorically about the man of sin’s worldwide satanic church.  CHAPTER EIGHTEEN reveals what happens during that collapse.

CHAPTER NINETEEN tells of Jesus’ victorious return to earth and the beginning of His forever rule.  CHAPTERS TWENTY and TWENTY-ONE show various odds and ends of the coming kingdom of heaven.

And, those are the MAIN points of the end times.

Did the reader get that all down?

There’s a LOT to cover, but then, the reader may call upon God’s Word for the truth of the matter.

There is MUCH MORE to the end times: God Willing, we’ll take another look at end times events in the near future.

Here is the link to Part One, in case the reader missed it.

End Times Events – Part One

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WHAT does the reader believe about the end times?

FROM WHERE did the reader get his information?

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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 16, 2023.]

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There Are MANY Who Will Choose To Ignore the Very Clear Signs of the End Times

“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren…”
–1THESSALONIANS 4:13

As hard as it might  be to imagine, there will be folks who will choose to ignore the very clear signs of the end times.

Wars, pestilence (disease), earthquakes, worldwide government ordering about those it control: any may seem hard to ignore.

BUT, there will be those who choose to NOT pay attention to these disturbances.

Some will do so because they will MISTAKENLY consider the series of events to be “just as had happened YESTERDAY.”

Others will ignore the coming of Jesus Christ because they have a built-in bias against all things Christian and, especially, all things JESUS CHRIST.

Still others will IGNORE the very clear events happening all around them because they have learned through the years, that “this too shall pass.” is an acceptable way to live your life–at least in times that did NOT precede the return of Jesus Christ to earth.

Although the saying was particularly LOVED by Abraham Lincoln, he was not the only one espousing it.

Deception wears MANY hats.

There are a NUMBER of reasons one could give for modern man choosing to ignore what’s coming to pass upon the earth. MOST of those reasons have, at their firm foundations, a healthy desire for self-preservation. A great many of these folks figure that if you see no evil, no evil will befall them?!?

SO, they ignore what everyone else sees.

Others choose to ignore the excitement taking place BECAUSE they do not want to appear to set a bad example for others (‘keep a stiff upper lip‘).

And still others will believe that ‘this is NOT really happening’ and if they acknowledge the events, they validate those events.  And so, they simply will not acknowledge those events.

There are many reasons for folk alive at the time to CLEARLY CHOOSE to IGNORE all that is transpiring around them.

And, the decision of IGNORE the chaos and confusion is a CHOICE one makes. Many do not want to appear to be unseemly OR, at a loss to know what is the right thing to do.

There are many different reasons for looking at the events of the end times and DECIDING to ignore them for what they are: God’s judgment on man the earth on which man lives.

NONE are GOOD reasons.

But they ARE reasons.

DURING that chaotic time, what will the reader choose to do?

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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 20-22, 2023.]

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IF One is Not Moving Forward, Then One is Moving Backward

“Thou hast forsaken me, saith the LORD, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I am weary with repenting.”
–Jeremiah 15:6

A VERY interesting discussion recently took place about not standing still.

Actually, what was in question was the claim “IF one is not moving forward, then one is moving backward.”

The discussion touched upon a LOT of matters, but one pertinent conversation went a little like the following.

“So, is that in the Bible?”

“What?”

“Is it in the Bible that ‘if you are not moving forward, then you are moving backward?”

“Well, not in so many words…”

“So you admit that it is not Biblical at all!”

“Not really. God’s Word is full of advice and that advice normally advises the reader to move forward; to improve himself and his behavior before it is too late.

In fact, I don’t believe that there is ANYWHERE in God Word that tells the reader to go backward! Actually, the Bible says to not even LOOK back.”

“Well now…that’s something to think about, for sure.”

At some point, the French psychologist Émile Coué de la Châtaigneraie was mentioned (although his name escaped the memory at the time of the one mentioning him–though NOT Coué’s famous words .)

Émile Coué de la Châtaigneraie; (26 February 1857 – 2 July 1926) was a French psychologist and pharmacist who introduced a popular method of psychotherapy and self-improvement based on optimistic autosuggestion.

Not many folks have any recollection of Coué TODAY, but MANY have heard of his famous matra which he had his patients regularly recite.

“Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better.” 

No doubt there were those who benefited from such suggestions.

BUT obviously, Coué did NOT believe in someone standing still.

Going back to the Bible, God’s Word repeatedly mentions that God will judge those who slide backwards into SIN.

In fact, the Old Testament mentions ‘backsliding’ as a way a person returns to his former bad self and behaviors.

“And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.”
–Jeremiah 3:11

“And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.”
–Hosea 11:7

“I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.”
–Hosea 14:4

So, is is TRUE that if one is not moving forward, he is moving backward?

The reader need only think of his past escapades and behaviors.

When the reader was IMPROVING himself and moving forward, he forsook many of his former, sinful ways.

This discussion will, God willing, continue.

WHAT does the reader think about this matter?

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

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The USA is Going Down

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Although this corner does NOT wish to be the bearer of bad news, it is important for the reader to KNOW that the USA is going down, as in the USA is about to suffer a series of stinging defeats.

IN THE MEANTIME, readers will notice the USA’s sinking status by the many (negative) changes which will be taking place.

A number of these changes have ALREADY been happening.

Perhaps the eagle-eyed reader has spotted some of them?

Some of the changes have to do with the way one conducts his daily business with the world.  Other changes have to do with the USA no longer receiving MOST FAVORED NATION status from the rest of the world.

IF one grew up in the United States, one was used to a standard of material wealth which was the envy of the REST OF THE WORLD–which made this material wealth possible.

As the circumstances have changed and the USA no longer is the recipient of the world’s wealth, it will become apparent to the reader in MANY little ways.

ONE of those ways is the state of the highways and streets across the fruited plain.

NO LONGER is America the home of smooth and easy driving on smooth and surfaced roads.  Without the money it once enjoyed in the past, many roadways NOW suffer from an apparent lack of upkeep.

ANOTHER change of this sort has to do with the LACK of good-paying jobs which once seemed to be the birthright of the USA.

Regardless of what the media accounts claim (that Americans are suddenly lazy and do not want to work), jobs–other than minimum wage service jobs–are hard to come by.

The reader will, no doubt, have noticed several changes to the way he normally conducts his personal business.

These changes ALL have to do with making Revelation 13’s mark of the beast easier for future men to receive.

SOME of those changes are:

  1. Many retail stores–including the largest ones–do NOT stock as many goods as have in the past.
  2. A PUSH is on to get folks to buy ONLINE and have it delivered to the buyer.  This is urged primarily as a way to save time (and money!)  It supposedly is being done in deference to the customer’s CONVENIENCE.
  3. More layers of approval are involved for ANYONE who buys or shops online.  In order to pay for those things bought, a buyer must be APPROVED and his method of payment okayed BEFORE any transactions occur.

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”
–Revelation 13:16-17

God’s Word declares one of the last methods which identify the man of sin and his system.

“Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”
–Revelation 13:18

[Though the world’s celebrities (as well as OTHER rich and celebrated folk) have nothing but apparent scorn for 666 and all those who are queasy about the number, God’s Word informs the reader that there is a good reason for this unease.]

Has the reader noticed ANY of the changes which indicate the USA is NOT the same financial powerhouse it once was?

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?

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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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 16, 2023.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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Why Would ANYONE Fight God Or Jesus?

One of the nagging questions for believers during the end times is

“Why would ANYONE fight against God or Jesus Christ?”

Why would ANYONE take on the most powerful being EVER?

Are such futile fighters missing part of their brains?

After much thought (over the years), it has been decided that there are several cogent answers.

1- The FIRST of those answers has to do with the person’s BELIEF SYSTEM.  IF a person has been taught from an early age that God does NOT exist (or that God is weak), then one can probably be excused from thinking that there’s not much downside to taking on such an entity.

OF COURSE, the creation of all things argue against such a teaching.

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”
–Romans 1:18-21

It is an unfortunate circumstance, but BAD TEACHINGS lead to BAD THINKING and BAD DECISIONS.

BUT, someone who is REALLY interested in knowing the truth will be satisfied: so BAD TEACHING is only a hindrance, NOT a good reason to close one’s eyes and stick with that WRONG TEACHING.

2- ANOTHER reason why someone would fight against God the Creator of ALL THINGS, is that the person DOES NOT BELIEVE God is who His Word declares Him to be.

The most usual person suffering from this bad belief is someone who listens to Satan.  IF one is listening to Satan, then one KNOWS that Satan doesn’t have a very good relationship with the truth.

“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
–John 8:44

A regular listener of Satan will have caught the devil in more than one untruth.

So why would ANYONE listen to the father of lies?

3- Because nonbelievers do not have all of the pertinent information about God, they suffer from ANOTHER deficiency: a lack of good, complete information.

This is a problem which man (by himself) CANNOT remedy.  Only God can make the change, not man.

“And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”
–Luke 18:27

OF COURSE, end times man is DECEIVED; i.e., he toils under deception.

NOW, man being man, man has been known to ‘hedge his bets.’

Why wouldn’t someone ‘hedge their bets’ on this most important of decisions?

The ONLY answer one may reasonably arrive at is that the person is not interested in ‘hedging his bets.’

In other words, the person is fairly certain that they are right and all of this ‘God talk’ is nothing more than nonsense from the weak- and primative-minded, intended to control all who pay attention to such tripe.

The reader might devote a few  moments to PRAY for such people as those deluded enough to fight against the universe’s most powerful being.

And while he is PRAYING, the reader need devote a few moments to himself: that HE is NOT deluded by BAD THINKING or BAD TEACHING.

[Not many will do this, but the plea has to be made.]

HAS the reader prayed to NOT be deluded?

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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 16, 2023.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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The End Times Handicaps Faced By the UNSAVED

 

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IF one has been a regular reader of End Times Prophecy Report.com, then one is acutely aware that he is, on a fairly regular basis, URGED to become saved (from God’s judgment and the hellfire and torment which that judgment bring to those who are unsaved).

NOW, leave the torments and afflictions aside for a moment.

Those troubles are REAL enough–even IF one does NOT believe they will ever take place.

There are a number of OTHER pitfalls which the unsaved reader faces during the end times which have little to do with his eternal torment.

A FEW of those worries are NOW presented.

  1. The UNSAVED person does NOT have God’s Holy Spirit for guidance and comfort. This leaves the UNSAVED person open to massive deception, with only his own self to determine what’s true and what’s false.  And a person who is left to their own devices is a person who is abandoned to fail. NOT possessing the Holy Spirit of God–God’s Ultimate Lie Detector–is a HUGE disadvantage during the times of untruth which the earth is soon to experience.
  2. Half-truth and outright lies are the hallmark of the last days before Jesus Christ returns.  Some of these untruths have been unearthed, rehearsed and practiced for YEARS: they sound VERY convincing.  Without God’s Holy Spirit, the UNSAVED person must wade through this miasma of deceit using his own innate resources.  That is NOT very efficient or successful for the UNSAVED person.
  3. Communication with the Most Powerful Being in the Cosmos involves a RIGHT relationship with PRAYER.  One cannot have a right relationship with PRAYER unless one has the Holy Spirit of God helping at every step along the way.  This includes the Holy Spirit PRAYING for the SAVED person in a way which makes that prayer conform to the will of God (which means that the PRAYER will be heard by God–and if it is heard, then He will act upon the PRAYER request.
  4. The reader will NOT ever hear of a SAVED person complaining that God does NOT answer his prayers.  That is because the saved person has MUCH experience with God answering his prayers–EVEN those prayers which were considered by the pray-er to be about ‘small matters.’

“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”
–1JOHN 5:14-15

“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”
–Romans 8:26-27

There are OTHER advantages to being led by God’s Holy Spirit during a time when few other landmarks present themselves for the person in question to use.

God willing, we will address some of these other advantages in a later piece.

HAS the reader EVER considered the advantages to be gained by having God’s Holy Spirit?

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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 18, 2023.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
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What Does One Do While Awaiting the Last Days?

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Someone once asked, “What should you be doing while waiting for Jesus to return?”

Good question.

The short answer is “Nothing special that you wouldn’t otherwise be doing.”

IF the reader is now exclaiming, “WHAT!?!  What do you mean ‘nothing special’?” 

Then, the reader should remember that NO ONE actually KNOWS the day and hour of the return of Jesus Christ.

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

“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.”
–Matthew 25:13

“Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
–Mark 13:35-37

The Bible verses cited give a clue as to one activity which SHOULD be undertaken by the reader.

Watching.  Staying alert.  Looking for your redemption.

One should spend the time waiting for Jesus ALERTLY.

ACUALLY, ‘watching’ is an activity undertaken by those who desire to STAY ALERT.

Do not let that day take the reader unawares.

“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
–Matthew 24:36-39

Do NOT be like all of those who dwelt upon the earth before the flood came.

Do NOT be SURPRISED by the coming of Jesus.

One can spend his time waiting, but he should spend it waiting PRODUCTIVELY as advised in God’s Word.

“And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear. He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities. And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow. And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:  Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury? And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.  (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.) For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him. But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.”
–Luke 19:11-27

OCCUPY.

Spend the time PRODUCTIVELY while one is waiting.

In the meantime,

WATCH!

[Even though believers do NOT know the day and hour of the return of Jesus Christ, they WILL know the SEASON–because they are believers and have God’s Holy Spirit helping them in this matter.

“But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. (That is, it is very surprising to all those who do not WATCH!) 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.”
–1THESSALONIANS 5:1-6

DOES the reader KNOW what he will be doing while waiting in the last days before Jesus returns?

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: January 18, 2023.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image: image by Christian Dorn from Pixabay.com

© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-23. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2023. 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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