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Have you ever heard people say when a story about a strange event is shared that; “It is a sign of the end-time!”
For example- at two different times, two babies were reported to have been born hold a Bible and a Quran respectively. Then you get the usual response; It is a sign of the end-time!”
Everything that is unusual is tagged “sign of the end time”.
When there is a report of child abuse or sexual harassment with minors (people of younger age), people conclude as if it resolves the matter; “It is a sign of the end-time!”.
WELL ARE THOSE STRANGE EVENTS SIGNS OF THE END TIME?
No!. No!! No!!!
The Bible never said a baby will be born with a Bible in his hand, if that happens in your neighborhood- TAKE THE CHILD FOR DELIVERANCE. You know why?
God’s revelation is clearly defined by the Bible and to have an event take religious form does not mean it is from Jesus Christ but it does in fact allude only to SATAN. The Bible says; “No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (2 Cor. 11:14).
DO YOU KNOW THE SIGN THE BIBLE SPOKE OF in MATTHEW’S GOSPEL?
Matthew 24:3 contains 3 questions the disciples asked Jesus. Many are confused today because they have merged every one of the questions together under Jesus’ single answer. You must rightly divide the answer that is appropriate to/for the three questions.”…the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?”
- WHEN SHALL THESE THINGS BE of the DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM?
2.WHAT SHALL BE THE SIGN OF YOUR COMING-SECOND COMING?
- WHAT SHALL BE THE SIGN OF THE END OF THE WORLD- JUDGMENT OF THE WORLD?
My desire is not to separate the answers of Jesus and appropriate them to each question but show you the SIGNS that many do not know are signs of the end of the World and the second coming(that means I am sharing on the 2nd and the 3rd questions only) from Matthew 24:4-14..
This is divided into two parts:
A. NON SPECIFIC PRE-END-TIME SIGNS
These will occur as pre-end-time signs but not the actual end time signs
- RELIGIOUS DECEPTION- The first sign is the religious or spiritual deception. To be deceived means to project that which is evil and ungodly as if it is the truth. It was the first sin of “Eve and Adam”- Guile is deception. Matthew 24:4; “Jesus said, “See to it that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many”.
Therefore watch out for everything with religious and spiritual undertone- IT IS A SIGN THAT THE END IS NEAR. They ask you to gather from mountain to valleys, drink or eat a particular food and even pray in a way that nobody ever used to pray in the Bible under the guise of its spiritual power- THE END IS NEAR. So ask yourself, how do you pray or have fellowship? Ask if anybody in the Bible ever had fellowship like that? If the answer is NONE, then it is a human invention.
- INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT: “You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”
The war and rumors of wars are the signs- The Bible says; “DO NOT BE FRIGHTENED!”.
Whoever is selling a paranoia news telling you that rumours of wars are strange- No it is in thr Bible and such person telling you it is strange for rymours of wars or wars is speaking against the scriptures. THE END IS NEAR!
- NATURAL DISASTERS: Natural disasters will be rampant; “famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places”(Matthew 24:8). When you here of natural disasters in various places and famine, economic and scarcity of foo through agriculture, know that it is a SIGN but IT IS NOT A SPECIFIC SIGN OF THE END, just preceding signs of the the coming end.
B. THE SECOND PART- SPECIFIC END-TIME SIGNS
- PERSECUTION BECAUSE OF THE NAME OF JESUS” This is not because of a denomination or because you belong to Christian associations but because the name of JESUS CHRIST is proclaimed by believers and this brews oppositions. The name will bring persecutions. Even your relatives will be offended because you stick only with the name of Jesus Christ and nothing else. I proclaim everywhere- Jesus Christ did not give us fire or the Holy Spirit seven times but His name- JESUS CHRIST. C. SPURGEON CALLS ignoring the name of Jesus Christ as “THE DECAY FROM WITHOUT”.
- INCREASE IN THE PROPHETIC MINISTRY AGENTS: This is very evident today. Everyone is a Prophet and everyone wants a prophet. Imagine if we have Ahithophel or Balaam today, they will be regarded as prophets but the bible says they are not the true living God’s prophets (“Balaam also, the son of Beor, the one who practiced divination, was killed with the sword by the people of Israel among the rest of their slain”-Joshua 13:22). Aren’t you surprised that increase in prophets is a sign of the end time? Everyone wants to carry the title “Prophet “. End time increases Prophets.
3.LAWLESSNESS will abound. People will throw off restraints and their love for God will grow cold. To grow cold means to become dictated by human standard. This was described by C. Spurgeon as the decay from inside. Persecution is from outside, growing cold is from inside.
- THIS GOSPEL SHALL BE PREACHED ALL OVER THE WORLD: ” This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come”. We have the internet, the radio, the television, globalization- The Gospel is reaching every corner.
It is a sign of the END.
NOW WHAT ARE THE THINGS YOU CAN SEE ON THE LIST AND WHAT ARE THOSE THINGS TRADITION AND HUMAN EMOTION HAS CREATED AS THE SIGNS TO LOOK OUT FOR? The Bible is precise and no human addition is acceptable. Do not tag anything that is not on the list as an end time sign. Fake pictures and even real pictures of strange events does not equal to an end time sign. If you see an Angel eating Pounded yam- it is not a sign of the end time because the Bible never said so.
Nevertheless, Jesus Christ said we must not be afraid when these things happen. Everyone who has been reconciled to God the father through Jesus Christ should not be afraid. The death, burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ unlocks for us HOPE that when Jesus Christ shall return we shall reign with Him; “Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is” (1 John 3:2).
If you are not saved, call upon Jesus Christ to save you now.
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