“Come near, you nations, to hear; and you people, pay attention; let the earth hear, and its fullness; the world, and all its offspring. For the wrath of Jehovah is upon all nations, and His fury upon all their armies. He has utterly destroyed them, He has delivered them to the slaughter. Also their slain shall be thrown out, and their stench shall come up out of their corpses, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood. And all the host of the heavens shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll; and all their host shall wither, as a leaf withers off the vine, and as fruit falling from the fig tree. For My sword is drenched in the heavens. Behold, it shall come down upon Edom, and upon the people of My curse, for judgment. The sword of Jehovah is filled with blood; it is made fat with fatness, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams; for Jehovah has a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Edom. And the oryx shall come down with them, and the young bulls with the mighty; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. For it is the day of Jehovah’s vengeance, the year of retribution for the strife against Zion. And its streams shall be turned into pitch, and its dust into brimstone, and its land shall become burning pitch. It shall not be quenched night or day; its smoke shall ascend forever. From generation to generation it shall lie waste; no one shall pass through it forever and forever. But the pelican and the porcupine shall possess it; the owl also, and the raven, shall dwell in it. And He shall stretch out over it the line of chaos, and the stones of emptiness. They shall call its nobles to the kingdom, but no one shall be there, and all its rulers shall be nothing. And thorns shall come up in its palaces, nettles and thistles in its fortresses; and it shall be a habitation of dragons and a dwelling for young owls. The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the howling beasts; and the shaggy goat shall cry to his fellow. The night creature also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest. There the great owl shall make her nest, and lay and hatch, and gather them under her shadow; there shall the birds of prey also be gathered, every one with her mate. Search from the book of Jehovah, and read; not one of these shall fail, not one shall lack her mate; for My mouth has commanded, and His Spirit has gathered them. And He has cast the lot for them, and His hand has divided it unto them by measuring line; they shall possess it perpetually, from generation to generation they shall dwell in it.” Isaiah 34
Recently I ran across some news that Israel had flown fighter jets into Syria and bombed the Iranian Quds, receiving some retaliation from Syria. As I was checking into this then ongoing event, that seemed to be over by time it was reported, I was having a hard time finding what was currently happening. I figured I would hop onto YouTube to see if I could find a live Israeli news feed in English and just watch their news.
Instead of finding that news feed, what I saw was several people who had went live on YouTube discussing how world war 3 had started and that the end had come. On a popular alternative news website, there was an article stipulating the same that world war 3 had broken out. Well where is it? Where is this world war at the moment?
“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” Matthew 24:6
So eventually the end is coming. I can’t think of another time in history where we have had so many rumors of wars and indeed there are also wars going on at the same time. Sure, someone will eventually get it right, there will eventually be wars and maybe the Middle East could turn into a giant war zone, during the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7) there will be MAJOR war.
The problem here with this sort of mindset that becomes more and more prevalent, as we do get closer to the Rapture (not knowing how close we might or might not be) is that these same people, these same bloggers, vloggers, you name it, who proclaim these things also have a mouthful of ungodly wisdom regarding such circumstances. Guess what, eventually the end is coming and when it does these people are going to have a large audience. Yet what is needed is for people to understand that just as they pop up from time to time, when certain things happen that they seem to think interrelate with the Bible they go live then they go away, waiting for the right time.
“And Jehovah said to me, The prophets prophesy lies in My name; I did not send them, nor have I commanded them, nor did I speak to them. They prophesy to you a false vision and a worthless divination, and a thing of no value, and the deceit of their heart.” Jeremiah 14:14
On the last radio show, I briefly mentioned this ordeal, but it seemed good to get into more detail about the dangers of such fallacy! The world knows, especially those of western culture, that something is going to happen that eventually the end is coming.
Through our churches, entertainment industry as well as just our modern culture, people are apt to believe that eventually something is going to happen that some sort of end of our civilization is coming. They believe in God and most of them presume that is adequate to forego any major problems, basically a vast majority of them believe themselves to be Saved, despite the fact that they have not sought God earnestly with their whole heart, they have not repented and by faith believed into Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
“Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know, yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you; unless indeed you are ones failing the test?” 2nd Corinthians 13:5
“You believe that God is One. You do well. Even the demons believe, and shudder.” Jacob (James) 2:19
“And you shall seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13
“The Lord is not slow concerning His promise, as some count slowness, but is longsuffering toward us, not purposing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with intense burning; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.” 2nd Peter 3:9-10
“Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has established a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has appointed. He has given assurance of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead.” Acts 17:30-31
The real concern here is that most of these people do not have that large of an audience yet, but they will. People seem to think they know enough Bible scripture to deduct what is going to occur, but they are so ignorant of what the Bible actually teaches that it is downright scary. Aside from that, their ignorance of what the Bible teaches can also squarely be placed upon the vast majority of churches in this country (and around the world) that do not preach God’s truth.
Enough has been said recently regarding the lack of preaching the full Gospel, the absence of the necessity of biblical repentance from nearly all churches. Still in the same boat, and to no surprise, the churches that do mention the end times nearly all mention that Christians are going to go through the Tribulation, opposite of what the Bible teaches.
“For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we watch or sleep, we should live together with Him.” 1st Thessalonians 5:9-10
Now when the time finally does come and the Trumpet sounds (1 Cor. 15:52), truly those who know the Lord will go to be with Him.
“For the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with a shouted command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together at the same time with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” 1st Thessalonians 4:16-17
Right away we see a deception that seems set to take place. There are NUMEROUS people (albeit dwindling) who claim to be saved and christians. They will further perpetuate the deception, because they will still be here! For not all who call themselves christians are Christians (Ro. 9:6).
The stage is set for massive deception in these end times. The apostasy is full blown and our society is becoming more wicked at a rapid pace. Things are truly spiraling out of control and these same people are priming themselves to deceive further the masses the second their ‘prophetic’ language comes to pass.
In most cases, not only do these people proclaim that the end is here, world war 3 has begun, name the Antichrist, etc., but they also give their insight regarding God, spiritualism, the occult and ever other eastern religious idea that they might come up with. They name the name of God, but their hearts are FAR from Him!
“Therefore Jehovah said, Whereas this people draw near with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but have removed their hearts far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men; therefore, behold, I will again do among this people something extraordinary and wonderful. For the wisdom of their wise ones shall perish, and the understanding of their intelligent ones shall be hidden. Woe to those who are profound to hide their counsel from Jehovah! And their works are in the dark, and they say, Who sees us? And, Who knows us? O your perversity! Shall the former be esteemed as the potter’s clay; for shall the product say of him who made it, He did not make me? Or shall the thing formed say to him who formed it, He has had no understanding?” Isaiah 29:13-16
“Do not be led astray, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap eternal life.” Galatians 6:7-8
In a world where people are trying to make sense of it all, they have one thing right. The time of Jacob’s trouble has everything to do with the Judgment AND restoration of Israel, God’s chosen people.
“Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord Jehovah: I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for the sake of My holy name, which you have profaned among the nations, there where you went. And I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst; and the nations shall know that I am Jehovah, says the Lord Jehovah, when I am sanctified in you before their eyes. For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all the lands, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your defilement and from all your idols. I will also give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My judgments and do them. And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers. And you shall be My people, and I will be your God. I will deliver you from all your defilements. I will call for the grain and multiply it, and bring no famine upon you. And I will multiply the fruit of your trees and the produce of your fields, so that you never again bear the reproach of famine among the nations. Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good; and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight, for your iniquities and your abominations. Let it be known to you that I do not do this for your sakes, says the Lord Jehovah. Be ashamed and confounded for your ways, O house of Israel! Thus says the Lord Jehovah: On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the ruins shall be rebuilt. The desolate land shall be tilled instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass by. And they will say, This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited. Then the nations which are left all around you shall know that I, Jehovah, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted what was desolate. I, Jehovah, have spoken it, and I will do it. Thus says the Lord Jehovah: I will also be inquired of by the house of Israel, to do this for them. I will increase their men like a flock. Like a holy flock, like the flock of Jerusalem on its appointed feasts, so shall the ruined cities be filled with flocks of men. And they shall know that I am Jehovah.” Ezekiel 36:22-38
So, what do I hear. I hear those who write such articles and make such videos, live or otherwise, profess to be wise. Yet their wisdom is of the world and they mix it with a bit of religion, basing it off of the fact that something is occurring in the Middle East, of which they have a portion correct.
The solution they give, as I watched a live video when President Trump attacked Syria with missiles, was to purchase Bitcoins. They profess to stock up on virtual currency (of which the oddity is that something like this might be used in the Tribulation), gold, silver, food, you name it, but where are they wrong?
If they really thought that the end had come, that world war 3 was breaking out that soon Jesus would return (think of the deception here with the Antichrist) and rule, etc., then where is the call for repentance!
Should they not have live videos of crying regarding what they didn’t get done for Christ, how there is so many who are still lost? Should they not repent and call to those who are listening to repent and by faith believe in Jesus Christ, fully explaining the Gospel?! Should they not be smashing their idols, deleting the filthy music from off of their cloud, burning their horrific DVD collection and telling people to purchase a Bible?! Instead what will their message ultimately be? Then again, who cares.
For those who will listen, we might find it interesting the events that take place nowadays, we might be encouraged by such things, but it should only further entice those who truly know Christ to get busy and do what we are suppose to be doing: His work! Of what value is it to know a few bits of Holy Scripture and not know the Gospel? Of what value is it to gain the whole world and not be Saved? Are we not to be watching and ready or are we waiting for those who are there to tell us what to do? As for me and my family, we will be watching and ready, doing the Lord’s work until He calls us Home (Joshua 24:15).
“For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mark 8:35-37
“Truly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things are fulfilled. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words will by no means pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of Heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and did not realize until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two will be in the field: one is taken and the other is left. Two will be grinding at the mill: one is taken and the other is left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord comes. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief comes, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be dug through. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man comes at an hour you do not expect. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made administrator over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Truly, I say to you that he will appoint him as administrator over all his possessions. But if that wicked servant says in his heart, My master delays his coming, and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not expecting him and in an hour he does not know, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Matthew 24:34-51
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many entering in through it. Because narrow is the gate and distressing is the way which leads unto life, and there are few who find it. Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them from their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree produces excellent fruit, but a corrupt tree produces evil fruit. A good tree is not able to produce evil fruit, nor is a corrupt tree able to produce excellent fruit. Every tree that does not produce excellent fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore from their fruits you will know them. Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many works of power in Your name? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who work out lawlessness! Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock; and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be likened to a foolish man who built his house on the sand; and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” Matthew 7:13-27