True News 4 U — Prophecy News — 06/27/2020
June 25, 2020
(OPINION) BIN – In a recent presentation, Bible code expert Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson revealed the years that the Messiah could have theoretically arrived but didn’t. He also revealed when the Messiah will arrive. Rabbi Glazerson begins the presentation by explaining that there are times when the Messiah is supposed to come “naturally” but was delayed due to the sins of the nation of Israel.
For example, the Rabbi demonstrates how the Torah Codes show that in the Jewish calendar year of 5775 (2014-2015), the Messiah was supposed to arrive however he didn’t due to sinful behavior. The codes even reveal the words “will not be redeemed” highlighting the fact that the Messiah would not arrive that year, even though he could have.
The same goes for the following year: 5776 (2015-2016) Another year that the Jewish people were denied the Messiah according to Rabbi Glazerson was 5778 (2017-2018). He credits lack of faith in God, (sexual) impurity, and the desecration of the Sabbath as reasons why the Messiah didn’t arrive in those years.
Rabbi Glazerson then reveals that the Messiah will arrive in the Jewish calendar year of 5781 which can be anytime from the night of Rosh Hashanah on September 18, 2020 until the end of 5781 during the day on September 6, 2021. Rabbi Glazerson adds that when that happens, the people of Israel will take possession of the land as written in Numbers 33. However the rabbi adds that this can only happen if the Jewish people repent.
June 25, 2020
(OPINION) CBN – Around July 1st, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may ask parliament to declare sovereignty over 30 percent of the West Bank, part of Israel’s biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria. David Parsons, an attorney, and VP of the International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem argues that the term “annexation” used by Israeli leaders and others is misleading because Israel is not seizing land.
“They are essentially just asserting their title to something that they already have a right and claim to. The international community recognized 100 years ago at the San Remo Conference in 1920, the League of Nations mandate in 1922 that the Jewish people have a claim to this entire land,” Parsons told CBN News.
US President Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century” triggered the possible claim to the land. Middle East analyst and author Joel Rosenberg told CBN News, “In President Trump’s peace plan, he’s basically saying, ‘Listen, the Palestinians will get more territory if they accept a state and all the other conditions than they have currently.
But they won’t get all the same territory that they currently want. But about 30 percent of what’s known as the “West Bank,” generally known as “Area C,” will actually go to Israel. And what’s interesting is that President Trump has said, if the Palestinians won’t come to the table right away, Israel can start the process of incorporating this 30 percent – up to 30 percent – into the modern, sovereign State of Israel.”
June 24, 2020
OPINION (ETH) – With 2020 wrapping up to be one for the record books with apocalyptic events from coronavirus, rumors of war, famines, and plagues. These events have many theologians warning that this generation has the opportunity to be alive to see many of the major “Prophetic Events” mentioned in the Bible be unfolded in our lifetime.
According to Express, the website Christianity.com, has come out stating that “you and I have the extraordinary opportunity not only to witness it but to participate in it.” The website is not offering any indication as to what the signs of the apocalypse are or a specific timeline on when it might happen. Christianity.com said:
“All of the New Testament writers are in unison in their belief that the appearance of Christ was the sign that God was acting in time and space to set things right. “Jesus’ own miracles and exorcisms of demons become the visible evidence that the restoration of God’s good world is underway.
“Peter connected the events of Pentecost with the prophecy of Joel which begins, ‘And it shall be in the last days, that I will pour out my Spirit on all mankind. . .’ (Acts 2:16). “In Peter’s own estimation, the last days had begun. As the story of redemption draws to a close and the last pages are written, you and I have the extraordinary opportunity not only to witness it but to participate in it.
“Knowing that we are players on our Maker’s stage and the final curtain will soon close should ignite our hope and focus our vision as nothing can. “May this firm hope lead us all to be an encouragement to those around us ‘and all the more as you see the Day drawing near’ (Hebrews 10:25).”
June 24, 2020
(OPINION) BIN – A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit off the Pacific coast of Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca at 10:29 AM local time on Tuesday, killing at least five people and generating small tsunamis. Several hospitals that were busy treating COVID-19 patients were damaged in the quake and many patients had to be evacuated. Power outages also were reported.
More than 140 aftershocks, most of them small, were recorded. Pemex, Mexico’s state-run oil company, said the quake caused a fire at its refinery in the city of Salina Cruz, relatively near the epicenter. It said one worker was injured and the flames were quickly extinguished. The USGS said that recent earthquakes in the area have caused secondary hazards such as tsunamis and landslides.
Tsunami waves of 2.2 feet were observed in Acapulco and 2.3 feet in Salina Cru. An earlier tsunami warning was revised down, according to the US Tsunami Warning System, forecasting possible waves of up to 3.3 feet. The country’s seismological service said the sea level rose 2 feet at Huatulco beach, in Oaxaca.
In 2017, two powerful earthquakes hit the country in two weeks, killing 355 people. Mexico’s Pacific coast is located along the volatile “Ring of Fire,” a horseshoe-shaped series of fault lines around the ocean., there has been at least seven magnitude 7 or greater earthquakes in this region of Mexico in the past 35 years, killing around 10,000 people, most of them in a 1985 8.0 quake. Mexico City is particularly vulnerable to earthquakes because its very soft and wet ground amplifies shaking and is prone to liquefaction, in which dirt transforms into a dense liquid when sufficiently churned.
June 24, 2020
(OPINION) Desiring God – When Paul introduced his teaching on the second coming in chapter 1 of 2 Thessalonians — as we saw in the previous message — he did so precisely to help the church understand why their persecutions and afflictions (verse 4) was a sign or “evidence” of God’s righteous judgment (verse 5).
So, his teaching on the second coming is not first a chapter in an eschatology book, but an urgent message of help for Christians who, in every age, are being slandered, and fired from their jobs, and beaten, and jailed, and killed. In other words, Paul’s teaching about the second coming in chapter 1 is meant for Pastor Wang Yi, just sentenced to 9 years of imprisonment in China; and for the family of pastor Lawan Andimi, just beheaded in Nigeria two weeks ago; and for Fatemah Mohammadi, a Christian woman missing in Iran; and for you.
But persecution and suffering are not the only issue at Thessalonica, and Paul, now in chapters 2 and 3, takes his instruction about the second coming to a new level of detail in dealing with this second issue. The issue is that some in the church have ceased to do their ordinary vocational jobs, and started to make a nuisance of themselves as busybodies, mooching off the other Christians, since they’re not earning any money. And evidently, though Paul doesn’t say so explicitly, this delinquency is owing to a kind of hysteria in the community that the day of the Lord is not just near, but is already present.
So, while in chapter 1 Paul’s teaching on the second coming was designed to help the Christians keep on believing and loving each other through persecutions and suffering, now in chapter 2, Paul’s teaching on the second coming is designed to counteract the hysteria and get them back to work. So, we could say: the aim of eschatology in chapter 1 is steadfastness in suffering, and the aim of eschatology in chapters 2 and 3 is steadfastness in doing good works and earning a living.
June 24, 2020
(OPINION) CBN – Author Jeff Kinley believes the Bible lays out some fascinating circumstances that will unfold as humanity marches toward the biblical “end times.” But there’s one sign, in particular, that Kinley, author of the new book, “Interview With the Antichrist,” believes has already unfolded: the re-emergence of Israel.
He explained the development while telling “The Pure Flix Podcast” why he is so intrigued by eschatology. “Part of it is … the sense of knowing that we are living in the last days, with Israel being reborn as a nation — that’s really God’s super sign,” he said. “There are so many things that are happening almost daily around the world that it’s almost like you … have to be living under a rock not to notice it.”
Listen to Kinley break down the ins and outs of end-times theology: Kinley also addressed many of the social and political unrests unfolding across the globe, noting that many “people feel like the world’s in peril.” Despite these feelings, end-times theology is sometimes overlooked, ignored, or downplayed even within Christian circles. “We know that Jesus is coming back but no one is talking about what happens in between,” he said. “God actually tells us what’s going to happen and He tells us how to prepare for it.”
June 23, 2020
(Express) – With 2020 bringing everything from plagues to civil unrest and strange weather anomalies, This year is turning out to be an apocalypticist’s dream-scenario according to Express. The new year kicked off with the threat of WW3, and one of the worst fires on record striking Australia but things have not got any better as the entire planet has been plagued by the coronavirus, and now a second wave is feared to be taking place. All of this has many saying that the Apocalypse is no longer a matter of “IF” but “WHEN”
All of these events have led to a series of apocalyptic predictions, including the alleged end of the world yesterday according to a revised reviewing of the Maya calendar. Even Franklin Graham recently posted on Facebook, referencing the book of Revelation: “Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness, he judges and makes war.” Franklin added: “Jesus Christ came to earth as a suffering Servant.
“He will return as conquering King. A day of reckoning is coming, and we are invited to be ready. “Have you bowed your heart in repentance and faith before the King of kings?” On Billygraham.org the website makes the following statement: “The Bible says it’s not ‘if’ but ‘when’ Jesus Christ will come back to judge the earth. “By choosing to follow Christ now, you can ensure you’ll have eternal life in heaven when all is said and done.
“While the Bible makes it clear that no human being knows when the world will end, it also says there will be signs that Jesus’ return is approaching.” “The best source for understanding signs of the end times is the Bible itself. “Take a careful look at some of the things Jesus said about His return.
“From the coronavirus pandemic to natural disasters, many people are asking whether specific events are signs of the end times. The short answer is we don’t know. “When events at home and around the world cause you to despair, remember that Jesus has overcome the world, and He will come back for His people. “As Billy Graham once said, ‘I have read the last page of the Bible. It is all going to turn out all right’.”
June 22, 2020
About two thousand years ago, Jesus rebuked the religious elites of His day. He criticized them for their failure to recognize His Coming. He told them, "You know how to look at the sky and predict the weather, but you don't know how to recognize the signs of the times" (Matthew 16:1-3).
Just like you and me, the religious leaders could see dark clouds on the horizon and know a rain storm was on its way. In the same manner, Jesus said they should have seen the signs and prepared for His arrival. The Pharisees and Sadducees knew the Old Testament Messianic prophecies, yet they failed to recognize the Messiah.
But their failure is relevant to our day and time as well. Why? Because Jesus wasn't simply addressing the Pharisees and Sadducees when He said this. He had a second audience in mind - you and me. That's right. Jesus was also talking to our generation.
The Bible is filled with prophecies about the Second Coming, and Jesus commanded us to watch for Him (Mark 13:35-37). Our generation is also expected to recognize the "signs of the times." But are we? Do you recognize the signs of the times?
The World is Complacent
Unfortunately, much of the world (including a large number of Christians) are not watching for Jesus. They're asleep when it comes to the Second Coming, even though Jesus warned against it. Why do I say the world is asleep? Because right now, a flood of signs surround us. Never before have so many signs of the Second Coming been present. Here are just a few from 2020:
COVID-19 - Since emerging in Wuhan, China is late 2019, COVID-19 (a.k.a. "the coronavirus") has wreaked havoc on the world stage. It first led to the shutdown of several major cities in China. Eventually, the shutdowns spread to the rest of China, then Italy, Spain, the United States, and countless countries throughout the world. While many nations have made inroads to "flatten the curve" and even force a decline in new cases, the coronavirus is far from gone.
Many fear a "second wave" while others argue the first wave never went away. While some local areas may have temporarily seen a decline in case counts, the number of new confirmed global cases has grown from 2 million in mid-April to over 8 million today. That's a four-fold increase in two months.
Far from being in the rearview mirror, the coronavirus pandemic is still an ongoing global emergency. A form of pestilence, it's one of the signs Jesus told His followers to look for (Luke 21:11).
Global Riots - In late May, the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer sparked nationwide protests in the United States. Unfortunately, alongside countless peaceful protests, riots erupted in several cities. Minneapolis saw several days of riots, looting, and burning buildings following Floyd's death. In Seattle, the police and National Guard have abandoned six city blocks in the downtown area, ceding control to various radical groups.
In Atlanta, rioters attacked the global headquarters of CNN. In London, authorities boarded up a statue of Winston Churchill to protect it from those threatening to tear it down. Throughout the world, we see images of arson, looting, and mayhem as a spirit of lawlessness prevails. The Bible says this is what people will be like in the last days (2 Timothy 3:1-5).
A Global Depression - Despite all the talk of a "V-shaped" recovery for the economy, no such thing is happening. The global travel industry is a fraction of what it was in early January, and it will likely be years before we see travel return to the old "normal." Restaurants, hotels, and retail outlets have a fraction of the foot traffic they once had.
Last week, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development estimated global GDP could plummet as much as 7.6% this year - twice what it previously announced in March. The World Bank estimates global GDP will fall 6.2%. If these figures are correct, the current economic downturn will be twice as bad as the Great Recession and the worst economic contraction since the Great Depression.
Last week also brought bad news on the employment front. More than 1.5 million people in the United States filed new unemployment claims. This is after most states have "re-opened" their economies. To put this number in perspective, prior to March, the largest weekly unemployment claim number in U.S. history was 695,000 in October 1982.
Even with many people returning to their jobs following state restrictions, continuing unemployment claims remain over 20 million. This is the worst global economy since the Great Depression, and it doesn't look like it will get better any time soon. This creates fertile ground for the rise of a dictator. The Great Depression paved the way for Adolph Hitler. The Bible says a similar economic catastrophe will pave the way for the Antichrist (Revelation 6:5-6).
Swarms of Locusts - This year also saw the emergence of one of the worst locust plagues in decades. Swarms of billions of locusts, ranging anywhere from a third of a mile to a 100 square miles or more, have attacked crops on two continents. The hardest hit areas so far have included East Africa (Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, and Ethiopia), the Middle East (Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and Iran), and Southwest Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India).
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization projects these swarms will continue to thrive and spread well into late-July. As these locust swarms destroy crops, millions face the prospect of famine in parts of the world where food insecurity is already common. Famine is one of the signs Jesus said to look for (Matthew 24:7).
Rumors of War - On July 1, the Israeli government will formally consider annexation of large parts of the West Bank. If it does, Jordan has said it will end its 27 year-old peace treaty with the Jewish State. The Palestinian Authority has said it will end its relationship with Israel, and Hamas has warned any such annexation will ignite a new Intifada.
If Israel moves forward with plans to annex all or part of the West Bank, it will almost certainly face widespread condemnation in the international community and violent resistance from its longtime enemies. Only time will tell what July brings, but rumors of war are widespread. Jesus said rumors of war will be another sign of His coming (Matthew 24:6).
2012 - Is It The End? Tom Horn Lecture from Branson, MO
CLASSIC REPLAY! IS 2020 THE REAL PROPHESIED 2012!? IF SO, YOU BETTER PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT DR. THOMAS HORN SAID IN BRANSON 8 YEARS AGO CONCERNING 2012/2020!
June 21, 2020
The Maya never predicted the end of the world. Rather they said this date would be thebeginning of THE FINAL ERA OF MAN and return of pagan gods. With the calendar corrected, 2020 is that year? WATCH AND SHARE THIS CLASSIC REPLAY! BECAUSE IF 2020 MARKS THE BEGINNING OF THE END, YOU BETTER PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT DR. THOMAS HORN SAID IN BRANSON 8 YEARS AGO CONCERNING WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!
Does Today—Sunday, June 21, 2020—Mark The REAL Beginning Of The End? Pope Petrus Romanus’ Apocalyptic Vision Frames “End Of World Fears”
June 21, 2020
END OF THE WORLD fears have surged following sensational claims that there was a discrepancy in the Mayan calendar’s 2012 doomsday prediction, with new calculations suggesting Sunday, June 21, 2020, for the new date – and amid growing fears footage of the Pope’s apocalyptic vision has resurfaced. The new, even more bizarre hypothesis claims that the Julian calendar – used up until the 1500s, would place Earth in 2012 today, not 2020. Amid the growing concerns, footage of Pope Francis’ vision for the End Times has also surfaced, from an address to St Peter’s Square in 2016. He said: “The Lord tells us what will happen in the End Times…
WATCH! DR. THOMAS HORN EXPLAINS HIS VISION OF THE POPE AND WHAT TO EXPECT OVER THE NEXT 9 YEARS!!! THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN!!!
Tom Horn Dies & God Shows Him the Future | Supernatural Stories
June 19, 2020
(OPINION) ETH – First off I want to say that I have never considered myself a prophet, nor do I label myself as one. However, I do know from the Word of God that there is a great imbalance in the body of Christ today regarding the office of the prophet and their operation. For example, most prophets today are a polar opposite of what is given as an example in the Bible. Let me explain a little more in detail. In the book of Jeremiah, the Word of God tells us some very important things we need to know about prophets.
Prophets Are Called of God, Not appointed by Man
Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; and before you were born I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” As we see from this passage, Jeremiah was chosen of God to be a prophet before he was ever conceived in the womb. Today we have an entire slew of “self-appointed” prophets who have given themselves this title or been put in that position by their local church or a small group of their followers.
A real prophet of God will never seek the approval or affirmation of people but will receive their call and instructions from God. If someone is given a word in the church that they are called to be a prophet, it must always be confirmation of what has already been revealed to them in their private devotional walk with God. Notice God revealed Himself and Jeremiah’s destiny in private, not in public.
Prophets Are Not Qualified by Age
The next thing I want to point out is that immediately after Jeremiah received his calling and assignment from the Lord, Jeremiah responded by telling the Lord he was “too young” to accomplish what the Lord had told him to do. Here is the conversation in Jeremiah 1:6-8:
“Then said I: ‘Ah, Lord God! Truly, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.’ But the Lord said to me: ‘Do not say, “I am a youth.” For you shall go everywhere that I send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces. For I am with you to deliver you,’ says the Lord.”
The Lord reveals to us here that He is not intimidated by how young or old you are. He knows who you are, where you are, and what you are capable of. After all, He created you. This same God used a young Daniel in the lion’s den, three Hebrew boys to face Nebuchadnezzar, Moses in Egypt, and a crazy man in the eyes of the world to build a floating zoo to save the world. He specializes in calling the despised and the foolish to confound the wise and the mighty. Religion will try to categorize and institutionalize, but God will specialize!
Prophets Do More Than Encourage and Exhort
One of the things that really gets under my skin is that nearly all alleged prophets today seem to never give a word of warning or rebuke to the church or anyone in the body of Christ. This is extremely dangerous and not biblical.
In fact, when we look at this next passage in the book of Jeremiah we see six mandates of a prophet. Jeremiah 1:9-10 says, “Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me, ‘Now, I have this day put My words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant.'”
1. To Root Out: This phrase in Hebrew means to expel, to pluck up, to pull up. Thus, a real prophet of the Lord will not tolerate sin in the church, city, or nation. He will come in the authority of the Lord and begin to open his mouth to release an authoritative correction or rebuke regarding the things that are required to be rooted out, plucked up, or expelled! Regardless of the popularity of the message, a prophet will be obedient to the Lord and not compromise with the opinions of the people.
2. To Pull Down: This next phrase is very similar to the last one; however, here I believe we are dealing with more of the level of a principality, power, or stronghold over a church, city, region, or nation. The true prophet of God will hear from God and know the stronghold or strongholds that these areas are contending with and through the weapons of prayer, fasting, and intercession there will be breakthroughs!
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is complete” (2 Cor. 10:3-6).
3. To Destroy and Throw Down: Now this one is very interesting, and will separate the men from the boys. Real prophets of the Lord will call the people to do radical things to bring deliverance, healing, and breakthroughs to an individual, a church, a city, or a nation. For example, Hezekiah instructed the people of God to destroy something they had turned into an idol. “He removed the high places, broke down the sacred pillars, cut down the Asherah poles, and crushed the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the children of Israel had made offerings to it.
They called it Nehushtan” (2 Kings 18:4). In 2 Kings 5:14, we see the prophet Elisha instruct the commander of Syria to dip in a dirty river seven times to receive healing from leprosy: “So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, according to the word of the man of God, and his flesh returned like the flesh of a little boy, and he was clean.” I could give more examples, but the point here is that the true prophets of God will make others very uncomfortable and not complacent. They will challenge us to do radical things and even destroy what is sacred and cherished in our lives to draw us close to God and not them.
June 18, 2020
As if we didn't have enough already going on in 2020, now we are facing the possibility that several regional wars may erupt. China and India had both been pouring troops into a disputed border region, and now there has been an incident where they were actually killing each other.
On the Korean peninsula, North Korea just blew up "a joint liaison office" that it had used for talks with the South Korean government.
And in the Middle East, Turkey is warning of grave consequences if Israel goes ahead with a plan to annex portions of Judea and Samaria.
If a major regional war erupts at even one of these flashpoints, it will be another devastating blow for a global economy that is already imploding, and there is a very strong probability that the U.S. and other major western powers could be drawn into the conflict.
Right now, most Americans are focused on our internal problems, and so they are paying very little attention to the growing crisis on the border between China and India.
Both nations had sent substantial contingents of troops to an area of the border that has long been disputed, and a meeting that was supposed to defuse tensions actually resulted in soldiers killing one another...
Chinese state media described the incident Monday night in the Galwan River valley where both countries have deployed troops in recent weeks as "the most serious clash between Chinese and Indian soldiers so far," confirming casualties but offering no further details about them. Indian government sources speaking on the condition of anonymity told The Times of India that 20 Indian army personnel had died in the fighting.
American intelligence believes 35 Chinese troops died, including one senior officer, a source familiar with that assessment tells U.S. News. The incident took place during a meeting in the mountainous region between the two sides - both of which had agreed to disarm - to determine how the two militaries would safely withdraw their presences from the region.
This is the very first time in decades that Chinese and Indian troops have killed each other, and apparently very little shooting was involved...
The meeting grew tense and resulted in a physical confrontation between the troops. According to the assessment, all of the casualties were from the use of batons and knives and from falls from the steep topography, the source says.
That sounds like a scene from an overly gory Hollywood war movie, but reportedly this actually happened.
Hopefully the leaders of the two nations will be able to cool tensions for a while, but the Chinese have a very long history of very bitter border disputes with their neighbors, and without a doubt China will continue to make attempts to exercise sovereignty over this area.
Meanwhile, tensions on the Korean peninsula have risen to a level that we haven't seen in many, many years. On Tuesday, North Korea actually blew up a building that had been used for negotiations with South Korea...
North Korea has blown up a joint liaison office used for talks between itself and South Korea, the latest sign that ties between the two longtime adversaries are rapidly deteriorating.
North Korean state media reported that the four-story building, which is located in the town of Kaesong just north of the demilitarized zone that divides the two Koreas, was "completely destroyed by a "terrific explosion" at 2:50 p.m. local time.
That is certainly one way to make a statement.
And this comes just days after Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, had issued a very ominous warning...
In a cryptic statement late Saturday, Kim Yo Jong vowed her country would "soon take a next action" against South Korea -- a move she suggested would be carried out by the country's military.
June 17, 2020
(OPINION) ETH – I know this word of warning will likely not be accepted by the majority but it is a hard truth that needs to be heard regardless. In today’s modern Church culture any words of correction or warning are typically met with denial or neglect and the watchmen and prophets delivering the messages of warning are typically marked as “fear mongers” or “sensationalists”.
However, sadly the masses with itching ears continue to surround themselves with false prophets cradling them to sleep with empty and vain words of peace when there is no peace.
“Because from the least of them even to the greatest of them, Everyone is given to covetousness; And from the prophet even to the priest, Everyone deals falsely. They have also healed the hurt of My people slightly, Saying, ‘Peace, peace!’ When there is no peace.” – Jeremiah 6:13-14
I want to show you four proofs from the Word of God that things are not going to get better but they will continue to wax worse as we near the coming of the Lord.
1- Believers will depart from the faith and embrace a seducing spirit and demonic doctrines
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron” – 1 Timothy 4:1-2
The Holy Spirit warns from the passage above that there will be a time in the “Latter Days” that some believers will depart the faith and will accept and embrace seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. The word “seducing” here in the Greek actually means “to slowly draw away from the truth into error”.
We are most certainly seeing this happen across the Body of Christ right now. Sadly, there is a progression of bondage pointed out there in this passage. It begins with giving an ear to a seducing spirit or a spirit of error, and then it progresses to fully embracing a doctrine that is demonically inspired and rooted in falsehoods and error and not the Word of God.
The final stage reveals that the individual is completely consumed to the point where they are no longer convicted and their very conscience has been seared. I believe as we get closer to the return of the Lord we are going to see and hear more and more men and women of God fall victim to this very thing.
2- The Apostle Paul warned in the last days perilous times would come.
The second proof that things will not get any better is the warning that the Apostle Paul gave in the New Testament. Paul tells us that the last days would be marked by “perilous times”. The Greek word used here for the word “perilous” is defined as dangerous, treacherous, or violent.
And if there were three words that we could use to clearly define the current conditions of the planet right now it is definitely dangerous, treacherous, and violent. We have witnessed unprecedented levels of lawlessness, rioting, looting, and violence taking place across the United States. I believe this only the beginning of sorrows and the Distress of Nations that the Lord warned about is beginning to unfold before our very eyes.
June 16, 2020
(OPINION) Charisma – Are you ready? Are you ready to face the Almighty God, the God who knows and sees everything you have ever said or done and knows your heart from the inside, in spite of how you present yourself on the outside? So what will the day of the Lord be to you? Have you really thought about it? Are you sure you are ready?
“Woe to you that desire the day of the Lord! Why do you want the day of the Lord? It is darkness, and not light, as if someone fled away from a lion, but a bear attacked him, or got into the house and rested his hand on the wall, but a snake bit him.
Will not the day of the Lord be darkness, and not light? Will it not be deep darkness, with no brightness in it? I hate, I despise your festivals, and I am not pleased by your solemn assemblies. Though you offer Me burnt offerings or your grain offerings, I will not accept them, nor will I regard the offerings of your fattened animals. Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps. But let justice roll down like water, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream” (Amos. 5:18-24).
Do you understand that the Lord is not the least bit impressed by our worship services of songs and musical instruments, nor is He impressed by any of America’s festival church meetings with everyone singing and clapping, nor is He impressed with the solemn assemblies where everybody is ultra-religiously sober—especially when there is no holiness, no forsaking of sins, no separation from the world, no righteousness, no justice of correcting the sins of the people? He is sick of all our so-called worship services, especially when righteousness and justice are missing, and sin and worldliness are present.
June 15, 2020
(OPINION) Charisma – When I first became a Christian back in 1970, lots of people were talking about the return of Jesus Christ. The top-selling book of that entire decade was The Late Great Planet Earth, by Hal Lindsey, which spoke in-depth about Bible prophecy and the signs of the times.
Driving around the roads and freeways, you would see bumper stickers with slogans like “Maranatha,” “Jesus is coming” and “In case of rapture, this car will be left unmanned.” There was a sense of expectancy among so many of us that we could be the generation that would see the return of the Lord.
That was 40 years ago. I’ve gone through quite a few “Jesus is coming” bumper stickers since those days. Was my hope displaced? Did I get it wrong? Did we misread the signs of the times? Not at all.
God is not late, and the Lord will return to this earth at the appointed hour that has been predetermined in the councils of eternity. But there may be a reason why Jesus didn’t come when we were hoping He would in 1970. Consider this: Millions and millions of men and women, boys and girls have come to Jesus since 1970.
The Bible reminds us: “The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise to return, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to perish, so he is giving more time for everyone to repent” (2 Pet. 3:9, NLT).
It’s all in the Lord’s hands, of course, but I do believe that somewhere on this planet, there is a particular man or a woman for whom the Lord is waiting, and when that person finally places faith in Jesus Christ, we will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air, in what we call the rapture of the church.
Why do I believe this? Because all around me there are signs of the times. One of the “super signs” of the last days was the regathering of the nation of Israel in their ancient homeland. That happened against all odds. It was an event without precedent in human history that a nation and a people who had been scattered throughout the four corners of the earth would gather again where they had once been and form a nation.