Matthew chapter 24
Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. â€śDo you see all these things?â€ť he asked. â€śTruly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.â€ť
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. â€śTell us,â€ť they said, â€śwhen will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?â€ť.....
"......As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man...."
We are coming into an age of great discovery and revelation, but it will also be an age of rebellion, apostasy, and destruction. The two will exist side by side, because there will be some people who will accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and will trust in God and be led by the Holy Spirit, while everyone else will believe the lies of satan and his demons, and will rebel against God, worship other 'gods' and themselves, and they will try to destroy
the people of God.
Now, many people are unaware or do not believe that there is a war going on between God and the devil; they will see its effects on the world, but will not understand its source. They won't realize that by rejecting Jesus, The Word of God, they have surrendered their heart and minds to the enemy, the devil, and He will be able to warp their realities so that they worship at his altar; they will call the good things in life bad, and they will praise the bad things in life as good.
Jesus told His disciples what would happen in the last days, and in Matthew chapter 24, He gave details of what would happen to the world and how it would end. As bible readers and churchgoers, we hear preaching about the details of this chapter, but there is one part of these verses that I always glossed over.......
"......As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man...."
....mostly because I did not know what it meant, and no one at the time talked about or preached about it. Now, as all of the strange things happening in the earth are becoming more pronounced, the Lord has prompted me to seek more information about what is going on in the world and follow after those who have been led to preach about the end times.
What I have learned is this: the phrase "there is nothing new under the sun" is correct, because what we are seeing in the world right now actually happened before. In the days of Noah, man decided to rebel against God. They knew about God, they had teachers of His wisdom, men who feared God and lived upright in his presence (enoch, methuselah, noah), but there came a moment in time, when most of the people on earth went their own way, they decided to reject the Word of God, and began to make idols; they worshipped other 'gods', and violence ran rampant. They murdered, and stole from each other, they began to do things that were abominations in the sight of the Lord.
They began to focus on themselves, and how could they acquire more things. Women were given potions to make them barren, because their husbands wanted to keep them young and youthful, They had knowledge on how to mix animals species into new species; men would steal women from their husbands for themselves, and every thought of man was evil. No one was willing to live by God's standards. And so, God decided to kill all of mankind from the face of the earth, because the people, animals, the whole earth had been corrupted because of these evil acts. (The Book of Jasher)
Now, it is clear to me that man had knowledge about how to change their environment that was lost after the flood, but has now been regained in these times. We are beginning the see the cost of unlocking the secrets of the universe; there are scientists all over the world in public and secret labs, making huge discoveries that will shape the mindset of the future in a way that will cause more people to drift away from God. If we search the scriptures and history, we will see that every time knowledge increases, man has a tendency to focus on his 'accomplishments' and believe that he is the center of the universe; he tries to push away or ignore the facts that he is a created being, not at all perfect or omnipotent.
'You Can't Put Out A Fire That The Lord Begins...............'
For 120 years, God's prophets, noah and methuselah, preached to the world's inhabitants, tried to show them the error of their ways, and they would not listen; in fact they ignored them and mocked them. The Lord is a gracious God, and He gives us all a grace period, so that we may hear or be touched by His word and His Spirit, so that we may make the choice to go with Him, or to go our own way. God waited until all of His righteous ones had died and there was no one
righteous left expect Noah and His family; he told noah and his sons to build the ark, and they received the animals into the ark, and God shut them in, and seven days later, the flood began.
Even as the world changed and the rains began, there was no repentance from humanity until it became clear that they would die, but it was too late. God destroyed them, not because He was a wrathful or unforgiving God; He tried to get them to repent and to live righteous lives, but they refused. He is a righteous and holy god, and He could not allow their sinful ways to continue in His presence. Everyone knows within the core of their being what is right and
what is wrong; the difference between a sinner and a saint, is the saint knows the truth about themselves and decides to live for good instead of for evil.
What is the difference between good and bad, good religion and bad religion
people come to God and His Word
people live by God's rules
people find peace in God
people worship the true God
God says what is right and wrong, and people obey Him and become righteous
people come to the world and its gods
people want money and goods
people study for war
people make their own 'gods'
people decide what is right and wrong, so that God can't forgive them for they have become evildoers
The sequence of events is clear in the last days,(read Matthew chapter 24); there will be signs in the earth and the sky; wars and rumors of wars, famines and earthquakes in various places in abundance, persecution of the people of God, and people will do hateful and wicked things, and then the real trials and tribulations of the world will begin.
But just like in the days of noah, there will be an increase of the knowledge of God, the prophecies in the scriptures will come to life, and be understood, and that knowledge will be preached to every corner of the earth, because the Lord is gracious and He does not want to see any of His little ones to suffer and be judged and to experience eternal
separation from Him into the pits of hell. After this knowledge has saturated the earth, and every person has the chance to chose Him, He will act and take his beloved ones from the earth before the coming judgement.
1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 New International Version (NIV)
According to the Lordâ€™s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven,
with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
Once we who are His children are gone from the world, the chaos will begin, the antichrist will take control, and all hope will be lost. Men will look for peace, and will not find it. Those who thought they were christians and were left behind, will find themselves in a landscape full of hatred and violence, and they will despair. There will be some hope for them, as the Lord will send messengers to the earth to preach the gospel so that the last great harvest of Christ will occur. Those who choose to reject the antichrist will be saved; they may lose their life, but God will take them as His own.
Are we living in the last day's?
Is there an increase of signs in the earth and in the sky? Is there an increase in earthquakes and famines in the earth? Are there wars and rumors of wars? Are nations preparing themselves for wars and building weapons of mass destruction? Has science become so sophisticated, that we are able to alter our genetic structure, to mix animals species, to prevent women from becoming pregnant or cause abortions? Is there a rise of violence in the world and does hatred abound?
People are abandoning churches and rejecting the Word of God. They live for themselves, and worship money, power, and fame. They make their own god, and make war with other people who don't believe in their god. They force other people to respect their warped views of life and pass laws to make it legal. It's coming to a point now when anything will be respected no matter how deviant or evil.
But just like in the days of Noah, God will bring the final solution to the problem of sin. He will defeat satan and his demons, and bring peace and prosperity to the earth once again. People will respect and honor the word of God, and we will worship Him as one heart and one body in Christ.
If you know who you are in Christ, this message will bring you hope, as you will know that it has to get worse before it gets better, but if you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your savior, I urge you to reconsider and believe in Him. Read the Word of God and seek Him while you can, for there is no other way to survive the coming tribulations except through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.
If you wish to accept Him, repeat this prayer:
Prayer of Salvation
I repent for trying to be master of my own life. I change my mind about who I want to be in charge of my life. I turn from my useless and unproductive thoughts that I am the center of my universe and choose to believe in the living God who created everything, including me (Acts 14:15). I have lived without a purpose but now I will live to hear and obey You, God (Jn. 5:19, 20,30).
I confess with my lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead. I believe that God so loved the world He sent His only Son Jesus to shed His blood to wash away the barrier of sin (Jn. 3:16)
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I receive You, Jesus as MY Lord and Savior (Jn. 1:11,12).
I welcome You, Holy Spirit, into my life to rescue and empower me and to restore me to intimacy with my heavenly Father (Acts 2:38).
If you just confessed this prayer, you are saved! I welcome you into the family my (brother/sister) I pray for peace, joy, and happiness in your life as you allow the Lord to love you and bless you and give you assurance of everlasting life with Him forever and ever......PRAISE GOD!
May the Lord keep you and Bless you this day....Amen
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