“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night;”
—2 Peter 3:10
Whenever the Corporate Media publishes an article detailing the offenses of Barack Obama (both real and imagined), many of the inhabitants of the apostate churches grumble.
However, all who grumble need to stop and immediately take stock of their spiritual situation.
What else have you been expecting?
There are many who mouth the words “We’re living in the end times”–yet have fallen for the enemy’s trick that “There’s all the time in the world.” Worse still, many live their lives that way.
Of course, many of these do not have the fruit of Christian life because they are not Christians, but tares (counterfeits which look like the real thing but are only weeds).
“Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”
Many American church-goers scan the hideously deceptive Corporate Media anxiously looking for articles which will confirm what they have learned from false teachers–in direct contradiction of the Bible–about supposed end times events.
The Corporate Media has been more than happy to oblige these anxious pew-sitters.
When this writer types “It doesn’t get better. It only gets worse” it’s not because he feels the need for dramatic flair.
Any church-goer who is still placing the least little bit of faith in a government which is hell-bent–and that is exactly the right word–on their destruction…well, forgive me: they deserve what’s coming. That includes any who harbors the least little bit of hope that the situation can be changed at that next extended media production we call “elections.”
Jesus repeatedly warned believers “Do not be deceived.”
“Behold, I have told you before.”
Jesus really did tell us. He was quite clear.
But so many have been convinced by the smiling faces of false teachers that the coming Judge didn’t really mean what He said.
Jesus issued even more warnings and commands to Christians to “watch” than He did about deception.
“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.”
“But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.”
“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.”
“Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.”
“For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.”
“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:”
“And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
“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.”
Lest anyone dismiss His other commands to “watch,” Jesus gives this clear warning to Christians: do not take the command to “watch” lightly.
“Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.”
Jesus was commanding Christians–-not the world–-to watch.
Jesus’ emphasis on “watching” makes little sense for the end times version taught in the apostate churches by popular prophecy teachers. In the popular telling, there is little need to watch. Why watch if you’re not going to be here?
In the established, non-modern Christian teachings of the end times, there is every reason to watch–-and even more reason to remain steadfast.
Paul echoed Jesus’ commands to “Watch.”
“For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
“Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.”
And many of these wolves have big smiles, smooth words and appear as ministers of righteousness.
“Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.”
—1 Corinthians 16:13
“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;”
“Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.”
—1 Timothy 5:6
“But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.”
—2 Timothy 4:5
Lastly, the apostle Peter offered the same command.
“But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.”
–1 Peter 4:7
YET, with all of the Bible’s many, many commands (and they are commands, not suggestions) to “Watch” the end times return of Jesus Christ and the destruction of the wicked will take a deceived, non-believing, Jesus-hating, arrogant, man-exalting world TOTALLY by surprise.
“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.”
—1 Thessalonians 5:2-3
Nowhere will this surprise be any greater than in the apostate, hollowed-out churches.
Even while the world and the man of sin are proclaiming the end of Christ’s Church and the dying out of the “myths of Christianity;” even while they are announcing the ascendancy of man; even with all of the warnings in a Bible which none of them believe: their destruction will suddenly overtake them.
“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.”
As has been pointed out many times previously: US government misrule and mischief did not begin with Mr. Obama–neither will it end with him. Barack Obama just happens to be the one fronting the show as the corruption and misrule begin visibly affecting the middle class and the comfortably retired.
Any who cannot see what is taking place around them?
Well, the time to throw oneself completely on the mercy of the Lord has come.
“For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
For some, tomorrow will be too late.
Even a lost world can see that things are not getting better.
Are you watching?
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
—2 Corinthians 4:3
“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.”
[Parts of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 10, 2014.]
- Watch: An End Times Commandment
- Do You Know if You are Going to Heaven? Be Sure!
- End Time Rising: Running out of Time
- False Watchmen, Merchants of Fear and Antichrist Deceivers
- Serving God and Money: A U.S. Tradition
- Satan Has Counterfeited the Christian Church
- End Times Survival, End Times Preparation
by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
primary source: September 20.
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