People! .. Is it crazy out there or what? .. You would have to live under a rock to not notice that this old world is unraveling at the seams! .. Widespread social & political unrest – Saber-rattling & threats of war on nearly a daily basis – Lawlessness in the streets worldwide- Unabated growing terrorism – Economic instability with more & more nations facing financial collapse – Unprecedented drug addiction – Skyrocketing popularity in Satanism – Accelerating immorality the likes of which puts Rome & Sodom & Gomorrah in the minor leagues ….. you name it, we are witnessing it! … These are the exact signs Jesus was referring to in His prophecy of last-day conditions in which He used the term “birth pains.” … Simply put, all this craziness will only increase in intensity & frequency. ..
The Apostle Paul sums it up quite perfectly in his second letter to Timothy … “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than of God.” .. (2 Timothy 3:1-4) …
Any questions? .. These verses sound just like a typical evening newscast today! .. And please notice these three specifics it says people will love in these final end times … self, money & pleasure. … David Reagan summed it up quite well when he described it this way … “The love of self is Humanism – the belief that Man can accomplish anything on his own. The love of money is Materialism. When Humanism is your religion, your god will always be money. The love of pleasure is the third love that is mentioned. This is Hedonism, the lifestyle that is always produced by Humanism and Materialism. But God cannot be mocked (Galations 6:7). He therefore sees to it that when people choose Humanism, Materialism, and Hedonism, the payoff is always Nihilism – which is a fancy philosophical word for despair.” .. Think this isn’t true today? .. In my 70+ years, I’ve NEVER witnessed the despair that is in the world today! .. Even when you look at social media, you can ‘see’ it all over the place! ..
Summing up, it is truly sad to watch folks from all walks of life trying to deal & cope with a world that is crumbling right before their eyes! .. Many feel totally hopeless because there seems to be nothing left for them to grab on to .. The lifeboat is overloaded & is sinking with all aboard! …
Jesus Himself laid these final days out quite clearly when He prophesied these words … “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27) People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. 28) It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29) But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.” .. (Luke 17:26-29) … Once again, we are witnessing a 100% accuracy in biblical prophecy. ..,. It has NEVER been wrong, and NEVER will be! … This passage describes the exact condition of today’s society … folks just going along & accepting all the ‘changes’ as if it is the ‘normal’ way of the future. .. Tragically, society as a whole is completely oblivious to what is about to befall it. … Again, the aforementioned scripture tells us! ..
For those few of us who really ‘get it,’ we MUST NOT put off telling people about the truth of what is going on, & then share the only hope of escape, which is Jesus Christ! .. Yes, I know He is becoming less & less popular in today’s society, but oh well! .. That doesn’t mean we need to abandon our belief & desire to give someone hope. .. No, you most likely will not win a popularity contest when testifying the truth of salvation in Jesus Christ. .. In fact, it is rapidly becoming unlawful in many parts of society today, but again, oh well! ..
I for one will NEVER stop sharing the truth of the Bible as long as I have a breath in me. .. And as for Bible prophecy, I thank my wonderful Savior for showing me the hope it gives to us in these crazy times. .. Simply, it explains in complete detail why all this is taking place – why the world is going through what it is right now. .. To me, it was like a flashbulb going off ini my heart when I began to finally ‘get it.’.. This closing scripture says it perfectly … “And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.” .. Simply beautiful … and truthful. …
Remember this … society is only going to get crazier & crazier as we move ever closer to the climax of this age. .. It will become more difficult by the moment for people of all walks to deal with and depression & despair will only increase …. unless …. they turn their faces to the one & only place that can give them hope for a full & joyful conclusion … eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord! … Hallelujah! ..
Know that I am praying for you, & will not stop as it is my desire for each of you to discover the peace that only Jesus can bring in these times. .. Pray for me as well as the list keeps growing by the day! .. We need each other to stay strong & unified as the darkness has its last fling. ..
Until next time,