The End is Near

“Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man complete in Christ Jesus.”  Colossians 1:28   “And I will bring distress upon men, and they shall walk like the blind, because they have sinned against Jehovah. And their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh like dung.”  Zephaniah 1:17   What happened to those who used to hold up signs in our big cities declaring that ‘the end is near’?  Movies on occasion used to add such things, often a ridicule to those who would be presumed to be mentally unstable.  Yet has not the Word of God proclaimed that the end will eventually come?   “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. ”  Matthew 24:14   Well there are two ‘ends’ to be precise.  There is the Rapture, which is the end of the Church age and then there is the end, which is the end of the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7), better known as the Tribulation.  Even then we could argue the Millennial reign, etc., but our job as Believers is the warn people to repent and believe the Gospel.    …”testifying both to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Acts 20:21   “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...

President Trump – A Perfect Example

“And then the lawless one will be unveiled, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.  The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,  and with all unrighteous deception among those who are perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”  2nd Thessalonians 2:8-12   “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. ...

Peace?

“Because, indeed, because they have seduced My people, saying, Peace! when there is no peace; and one builds a wall, and plasters it with whitewash.”  Ezekiel 13:10   While this verse is discussing Israel, the similarities with what is going on with the North Korean situation seems interesting.  Is peace coming or is this peace that we assume is there in all reality a rouse of things to come?   “And also through his cunning he will cause deceit to prosper in his hand. And he will magnify himself in his heart, and through prosperity shall destroy many.”  Daniel 8:25a VW-Edition   “And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many:”  Daniel 8:25a KJV   While this verse is regarding the Antichrist, take a note how through peace he destroys many.  How can destruction come through peace or prosperity?  I had never taken much into those verses, regarding the schematics of how such a thing could occur, but perhaps some insight into the current North Korean situation might show how supposed peace might destroy many.    North Korea is a major threat to not only the United States, but especially to South Korea and Japan.  They have also threatened the UK, as well as Australia and perhaps others??? When President Donald Trump crossed over the DMZ and shook hands with Kim Yong-un, this was certainly history in the making.  When there was the first peace summit, the nominations should have been coming in for the Nobel Peace prize, for indeed...

Impeachment or Reality TV

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against rulers, against authorities, against the world’s rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual wickedness in the heavenlies.”  Ephesians 6:12   There is a lot going on nowadays in regards to the political landscape in the United States.  A lot of happenings, a so-called impeachment inquiry has begun and as secret hearings are being held in the basement of the Capital building, there are a lot of people who are watching this ordeal with President Trump play out across the world.   On one hand the leftist are happy and assume that President Trump will be impeached, even Vice President Pence, leaving Nancy Pelosi as the President.  There are theories out there that Nancy Pelosi might just hand it off to Hillary Clinton, under the guise that she should have won the election anyway.  The Russian ordeal, though debunked as totally fake is still alive and well in the minds of the enemies of President Trump.   There is also the theory that President Trump might simply be impeached in the House, but will never be impeached in the Senate.  The assumption is that the votes in the Senate are not there, and they likely are not.  Then there is also the theory that this will just continue on all the way until the actual election, the democrats being so desperate, as they do not have a front runner candidate that stands a shot at beating President Trump anyway.   So many theories out there, but I would like to present yet another theory, one that is...

Sheeple

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, each one to his own way; and Jehovah has laid upon Him the iniquity of us all.”  Isaiah 53:6   Ignorance is not bliss, when it comes to the reality of the this world.  There are many things going on nowadays, some which certainly should raise some eyebrows.  On the surface there appears to be a great political battle that is being played in front of our eyes in the United States.  In fact there are many such ‘uprisings’ throughout the world going on.   Let me give a backdrop here on this article and some information that the reader should find interesting.  As this is an article that is written for the Christian Prospective section at All Will Stand, let me make clear that when it comes to politics and the Bible, they are not in the same field.   The Bible is always true and can be depended upon, assuming one has a good translation, like the King James Bible.  When it comes to other things, such as politics, conspiracy or no conspiracy, that is a different matter.  One must draw the line carefully in regards to political viewpoints, verses what the Bible teaches, God’s certainty, which is simply His truth, is an absolute.   The other day I was reading an email that had messages that were sent to brother Cloud of Way of Life.  The Way of Life ministries is one of the very few that I would wholeheartedly recommend as a great resource for any Believer.  I am in almost entire agreement with brother...

Occupiers

“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.”  Matthew 7:18-20   “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”  Matthew 7:12   The other day I happened upon a film regarding a hero in World War 2 and the battle of Normandy.  While I didn’t have sufficient time to complete the film, just the fifteen minutes or so that I was able to watch was enough to remind myself of our role in world politics and conflicts as a nation.   Watching the young men training to be sent off to a parachute squadron and knowing that generation well, certainly the morals of our young soldiers and our current generation is not anywhere comparable to what our nation was like during the 1930’s and 40’s.  This is not to say that our nation was a Christian nation back then, but rather our laws, education system, leaders and military followed much of the God fearing morality that one would expect of a moral nation.   American soldiers liberated much of Europe and conquered the Japanese in the south Pacific.  While one can always find stories to the contrary, by and large our troops were well respected in the countries to which they invaded enemy territory.  Back then, in contrast to the Soviet troops who often were rampant in their behavior.  In...