Monday, September 4, 2017

The end times are here … time to stop slumbering

We've had flooding of "biblical proportions" in Texas, along with the “biggest fire on record” in Los Angeles.  Washington, Montana, and Oregon have been on fire for months and there have now been dozens or recent earthquakes in Idaho and Utah.  In the meantime there are people in Myanmar trying to escape “ethnic cleansing”; and in N. Korea, Kim Jong Un keeps rattling his sabers and trying to pick a fight with the world. Over the weekend he caused a 6.3 earthquake by detonating a hydrogen bomb underground!  This little lunatic clearly wants to start WWIII….

So, here’s the important thing:  Scripture (specifically the Books of Daniel and Revelation, and various passages, such as the below) warn us that these things will happen. There’s nothing you can do about it except to pray and get yourself "right" with God!  Hoarding food, water and weapons and moving into a cave somewhere (as some pastors suggest) isn’t going to save you.  Nobody is guaranteed the next day.  However, we ARE guaranteed eternal life with our Creator!  (John 11:25, 5:24, 6:47; 17:6; 14:9; Matthew 7:23; Philippians 3:10–11;  1 John 5:11–12; Revelation 22:1–2; etc.)

The bottom line is:  The world is in the shape it’s in BECAUSE our of failure to live according to YHWH’s Divine Instructions!  Scripture foretold all this, and it is now happening. 

Matthew 24: 3. And while Y’shua was sitting on the Mount of Olives, his disciples drew near and were saying among themselves and to him, “Tell us when these things will be and what is the sign of your coming and the end of the world.”

4. Y’shua answered and said to them, Beware, let no man deceive you. 5. For many will come in my name and will say that “I am the Mashiyach.” And many they will deceive. 6. For you are bound to hear of revolutions and rumor of wars. Watch out and do not be disturbed, for it is necessary that all these things happen, but it is not yet the end.

7. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines and plagues and earthquakes in different places. 8. But all these things are only the beginning of sorrows. 9. Then they will deliver to afflictions and they will kill you and you will be hated by all nations because of my name.

10. Then many will stumble and will hate one another and will betray one another. 11. And many false prophets will arise and deceive many. 12. And because of the growth of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold. 13. But whoever has patience until the end, he will have life. 14. And this Good News of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come…. (AENT)

2 comments:

  1. Carmen, will people repent and accept YHWH as Creator, Redeemer, and King before its too late? Will people also recognize YHWH as the One True Elohim?

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    1. Oh, Kevin, some will, but most won't. Matthew 7:13-14 tells us most won't be taking that narrow gate that leads to life. Please read Ecclesiastes 12!

      The thing is, even many who profess to believe in YHWH as God, don't really "know" or follow Him. They "talk the talk" but don't "walk the walk".... They're not truly serious - which is something that will render them "lukewarm"; and Yeshua will vomit them from his mouth: Rev. 3:16.

      What people fail to realize is that you can believe in YHWH and Yeshua and not necessarily be "saved". YHWH constantly warns His people to be "wholehearted" - which, it seems, most are not!

      The below are some examples. (Sorry, but I got these off the Internet, and they're all from the NIV, but you'll get the gist.)

      James 2:19 “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that — and shudder.” (NIV)

      Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” (NIV)

      Matthew 7:22-23 “Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'” (NIV)

      Romans 10:2-3 “For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge. Since they did not know the righteousness that comes from God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness.” (NIV)

      Matthew 23:15 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.” (NIV)

      Matthew 19:16-22: 16 Now a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?” 17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments.”
      18 “Which ones?” the man inquired. Jesus replied, “‘Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony,19 honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’” 20 “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?” 21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth. (NIV)

      Titus 1:15-16 “To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.” (NIV)

      John 6:70-71 “Then Jesus replied, “Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!” (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)” (NIV)

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