We are getting a front-row seat for what I believe the Bible describes as the last days. I thought so 10 years ago, 20 years ago, and all the way back to my youth. Each new generation of believers looks for the return of Christ, as we should. Today, it appears that we are in the last days before the return of Christ. With the advances in technology, we have already witnessed how millions of people can be deceived by those using it to hide their intentions and silence critics.
I personally think we will experience the rapture, tribulation, along with a new heaven and new earth precisely as God has recorded for us in our lifetime. But, He may come a hundred years from now.
We do not know the exact time or day of Christ’s return. Only God knows, and He has kept it secret all these years. So no need to try and figure out the day of the rapture because you can`t. Just be ready!
10“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.”
2 Peter 3:10
What we can do is read what God says concerning the end times and watch. The intensity and frequency of all the things Jesus said would be the signs of the times appear to have been accelerating at a mind-numbing pace.
We need to be aware of the end-time deception trying to influence us and turn us away from God.
Make A Decision Today
Jesus requires we make a decision, and in that, we have no choice. Therefore, if you say I choose not to make a choice, that is a decision that denies and rejects Jesus’s rightful place as Lord of our lives.
Jesus did not say you are either with me or with someone else. Instead, he said, you are with me or against Me.
30 “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.”
The gospel is not about just what we get but what we give up. Therefore, I must be willing to let my pride down and humble myself before God. Satan was full of pride and wanted to be God. Today that is all the rage in our culture, be your own god.
In an instant, we will all drop to our knees, confessing with our mouths that “Jesus Christ is Lord.” The bible records, in multiple places, that all heaven and earth will acknowledge Jesus as Lord and bow the knee.
14“Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.”
God has given us a choice to reject Him in this life. One day in the future, we will see Him as He is, and all will honor Him.
The Deception in the Last days, unlike any other.
And because the deception will be so strong in the last days and we do not know when Christ will return, it may be too late if you wait.
The early church dealt with false doctrine and deception. And yet, it will be even stronger in the days just before Christ`s return.
Until recently, man did not have advanced technology to link the world and make control fast and convenient. But now we see what Facebook and Twitter have been doing by creating an illusion of reality that is a lie.
End-time deception is real, and billions of people will believe it all.
We still have available to us, for now, real news that shows us reality and not a biased and deceitful narrative. But we can already see end-time deception taking place everywhere we go.
However, think how powerful those in control will be when there are zero sources for the truth. All that is available to anyone is their propaganda.
We can see all the pieces coming together, pointing to unprecedented control by a small group of people. Satan will get his temporary dominance of this world, but it will be short-lived.
Seven years after the rapture occurs, the end will come, and Christ will return to the earth. These seven years are referred to as the Tribulation.
You can expect to experience some things if you choose to reject Christ. If you do and are on the earth during the tribulation period, you will face God`s judgment.
Gods Judgements Poured out on the Earth
War. (Rev. 6:1)
Killing and no peace on the earth. (Rev. 6:4)
Inflation like man has never experienced. (Rev. 6:6)
25% of the world’s population will be killed through violence and starvation. (Rev. 6:8)
The sun will become black in a great earthquake, the moon will become like blood, and stars will fall to the earth. (Rev. 6:13)
The sky will be rolled up like a scroll. (Rev. 614)
Every mountain and Island will be moved out of its place. (Rev. 6:14)
15“And the kings of the earth, the great men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave, and free man, hid in the caves and the rocks of the mountains. 16 and said to the mountain and rocks, ” fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who can stand?”
More Judgement From God
God`s Angels will stop the wind. (Rev 7:1)
God will burn up 1/3 of the trees of the earth. (Rev 7:7)
All green grass will be burned up. (Rev. 8:7)
1/3 of the sea will turn to blood. (Rev.8:9)
1/3 of all sea life will die. (Rev. 8:9)
1/3 of the world’s ships will be destroyed. (Rev. 8:9)
1/3 of the earth’s rivers and springs will become polluted. (Rev. 8:10-11)
1/3 of the sun, the moon, and stars will be darkened. (Rev. 8:12)
1/3 of the day will no longer have light. (Rev. 8:12)
An Angel will open the bottomless pit filling the earth with smoke and heat. (Rev. 9:1-3)
Out of the smoke will come locusts with power like a scorpion. They will not be allowed to kill men. Instead, they will torture them for five months. Men will want to die, and “death will flee from them.” (Rev. 9:5)
World war, resulting in the death of 1/3 of the earth’s population. (Rev. 9:18)
End-time deception will continue to deceive those on the earth.
20“But the rest of humanity, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. 21And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.”
If we do not accept Christ now, our hard hearts will not repent even if we live through all these judgments.
11“Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat.? 13 Nevertheless, we, according to His promise, look for a new heaven and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.”
2 Peter 3:11-13
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