THE LAST DAYS
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come." II Timothy 3:1
Do you know this? Do you see that we are nearing the end of the age - the end of time? Wake up saints of God. Jesus Christ could come at any time. No more delay. No more put off yielding your life to Christ. The word "perilous" in this verse in the original Greek means "difficult, dangerous, furious, and fierce." This is what we are seeing all around us in the world today.
The Scripture comes to mind, where Jesus spoke to His disciples, as He was about to go to the cross said, "Let not your heart be troubled,: ye believe in God, believe also in me" (John 14:1).
The word "troubled" means "to stir, or agitate or roil water." Life is full of trouble, especially in these last days. The Satanic hosts are more fiercely arrayed against the children of God than ever before. Rev. 12:12 says, "...he knoweth that he hath but a short time," referring to Satan in the later part of the tribulation of seven years coming upon the earth very soon. I never dreamed that I would see and hear of the atrocities that are happening in the world today.
ISIS - Is expanding its territory and recruiting thousands of fanatic killers from all over the world. One writer said, "We (Americans) are not able to fix anything in the third world nations. The Holy War is here." This was a discussion concerning the youth in these underprivileged nations, and what America might could do to fix the situation of the hopelessness of the youth in third world countries that makes them want to become part of ISIS. Some would like America to try to fix all the world’s problems, but that is impossible. The problems are not fixed by all of man’s efforts. God has given a chance to be saved and changed to each individual in the world. If man does not accept that invitation by God, then Satan will enter and snare youth to seek recognition in some of these cruel and vile ways, i.e. joining up with jihadist.
INTEL: ISIS PLANNING ATTACKS ON U.S. SOIL -this report by writer Aaron Klien, says "Egypt, now at the forefront of fighting ISIS, is warning it has intelligence revealing the global jihadist group is planning a worldwide offensive this spring or summer that could reach targets within the United States." The article goes on to say, "An Egyptian intelligence document, the contents of which were obtained by the news agency WND, warns that while the U.S. has been attempting to maintain a coalition to fight ISIS, the Islamic terrorist organization has itself been hard at work building a sustainable coalition of jihadist gunmen."
ISIS cells have already committed terrorist attacks in France, Denmark, and Libya. They will try to attack here in the U.S.A. also. We must trust in the Lord our God for His help. We pray that the possibility of attack on American soil will cause some to cry out to God for His help, and that many will receive Christ and be delivered from the wrath to come during the predicted tribulation.
According to Daniel 9:27 the prophesied time of tribulation will begin with a Peace Treaty made with Israel and will usher in a time of short-lived peace on the earth before the wrath of God is poured out in full. Jesus said, "But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be" (Matthew 24:37). What were the days before the flood like? Genesis 6:5 -7 & 11-13 tells us, "And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that He had made man on the earth; and it grieved Him at His heart. And God looked upon the earth and, the earth was filled with violence. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.”
BEHEADING AND BURNING OF CHRISTIANS AND OTHERS BY ISIS - Several hundred people, mostly Christians have been beheaded or burned alive by this terrorist group. Our hearts cry out for the dear saints of God being martyred in this manner, but of course they are immediately ushered into God’s presence We think we suffer greatly here in the U.S., what if we were there in those foreign places, where they are literally giving their lives for Christ.
SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS - As we have reported in previous months in this article, we are in the middle of four consecutive blood moons called a tetrad. This has occurred only three times in the last 600 years. In history when there has been the occurrences of these tetrads taking place on Jewish Feast days, as these have, there has followed incidences of pertaining to the nation of Israel. 2014 and 2015 has brought disastrous incidents concerning Israel already, i.e the rocket battles with the Palestinians, the examples of anti-Semitism and persecution in many countries, and the dangers and war with ISSI. As time goes on, we will see more and more incidents coming to the fore. At the present time ISSI is in the Sinai Dessert, which adjoins Israel, and they are warring in Syria, just to Israel’s northern border. ISSI is determined to wipe Israel off the face of the map, but also, to annihilate all (even Muslims) who don’t agree with their hate filled ways.
The dates of the blood moons in 2015 are April 4, the Passover of Israel and September 28, the Feast of Tabernacles. We don’t know what else will take place on or around these dates, but we will see as time goes on. We cannot predict that Jesus will come then, but Christ could come at any moment as recorded in I Thessalonians 4:13-18, where it is recorded His pre-tribulation call for the overcomers of the Church Age. It behooves us to be ready, as Jesus said. God knows all about these conditions on the earth and we need not worry. He will have His way in the earth. We are seeing portends of His judgement coming in the seven years of tribulation which is rapidly coming upon the earth.
Jesus spoke in Matthew 24:6-8, "And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nations shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilence and earthquakes in diverse places. All these things are the beginning of sorrows." Actually, what we are seeing now is not even comparable with the horrible things that will happen during the seven years of tribulation. "For then shall be the great tribulation such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be" (Matthew 24:21).
However, we didn’t expect to see some of these things happening before the Lord’s return before the tribulation. No doubt God is warning that the time is short, and it is time to yield to God and be ready. Paul says, "And that knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation [deliverance] nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying" (Romans 13:11-13). Surely, Jesus is coming soon.