What does the
Bible say and what are the signs of the end times?
the end times
by Pastor Max
said, "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the
world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither
let it be afraid". (John 14:27)
significant signs of the end times and the soon return of Jesus Christ
are four significant signs that show us where we stand today in relation
to then end times and our Lordís soon return, namely:
Sick Condition of our Planet
Sick Condition of the World
Sick Condition of Israel
Sick Condition of the Church
- Sign of the End Times - THE SICK CONDITION OF OUR PLANET
Mankind is groaning under the terrible weight of sin and condemnation.
Satan - the enemy of God and man - has bound the human race with shackles
of rebellion, unbelief, fear, torment, lust, greed, hatred and perversion!
It was Adam's acquiescence to the Evil One's lying temptation that brought
sickness and death (spiritual and physical) upon the human race.
8:19-23) The Bible states: "For the earnest expectation of the
creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God."
the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of
Him who hath subjected the same in hope,
the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption
into the glorious liberty of the children of God."
we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together
not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the
Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the
adoption, to wit (that is to say), the redemption of our body."
everywhere are waiting for the 'MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD'! What
does that mean? Six billion people are looking for an escape from the
emptiness, fear, torment, sickness and bondage in which they live.
DO WE FIGHT THE DEVIL?
Bible says, "Satan, your adversary, goeth about like a roaring lion,
seeking who he may devour, whom resist in the faith..." (1 Peter 5:9)
We resist him by serving Jesus to the best of our ability; by living a
holy and righteous life, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, healing the
sick and casting our devils.
Scripture says, "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but
mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down
imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the
knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the
obedience of Christ;" (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)
our search for more land to conquer, new technologies to improve our
living standards and the pursuit of more wealth, mankind has engaged in
wars, enslavement, violence and pollution was has raped our environment,
water, land and air.
- Sign of the End times - THE SICK CONDITION OF OUR PLANET
Planet is groaning under the terrible weight of the awful harvest of
mankind's sins of rebellion, greed, hatred, violence and slavery.
the beginning, after the fall of our first parents, THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE
was plunged into sin, fear, sickness & death! God immediately placed a
curse upon the earth - "And unto Adam He said, Because thou hast
harkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree of which I
commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for
thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life".
PLANET is struggling to stay alive and is groaning under this burden! The
'second law of thermodynamics' began after the fall and continues today
with aging, deterioration and decay. Only the return of Jesus Christ will
salvage the earth. Mankind will not be allowed to destroy the earth, but
will be punished for defiling and polluting it, as is prophesied in the
last book of the Bible.
BIBLE SAYS, "And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is come, and
the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that Thou shouldest
give reward unto Thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them
that fear Thy name, small and great; And shouldest destroy them which
destroy the earth." (Revelation 11:18)
will have the last word and will judge polluters! If you want a good
example of this, look at the former Soviet Union which polluted the land,
sea and air and after raping the environment, ended up totally bankrupt.
CHRIST must return in order to save us from our own destruction, so that
he can reign on this earth for 1000 years of peace and prosperity.
Believers in Jesus Christ, like St. Paul, are waiting for the moment
when we can be free from the limitations of our weak, carnal flesh and to
be glorified (in the next life) to forever be in Heaven with Jesus Christ
and all the redeemed from all ages!
WE WILL THEN RECEIVE A RESURRECTED
BODY WITHOUT THE LIMITATIONS WE HAVE TODAY.
Bible says, "And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the
firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves,
waiting for the adoption, to wit (that is to say), the redemption of our
body." (Romans 8:23)
will be a joyful time of peace and glory as we live eternally in Heaven
with our Lord Jesus Christ and all the redeemed from every nation, tongue
and people of all ages.
I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of
many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for
the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give
honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath
made herself ready."
to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and
white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith
unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper
of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of
God." (Revelation 19:6-9)
Bible says, "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the
world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the
eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the
will of God abideth for ever." (1 John 2:15-17)
are Satan's three knockout-punches which he uses to tempt the
"children of men", namely: 1) the lust of the eyes, 2) the lust
of the flesh and 3) the pride of life.
used these three temptations on Eve with great success. "And when the
woman saw that the tree was good for food (lust of the flesh), and that it
was pleasant to the eyes (lust of the eyes), and a tree to be desired to
make one wise (the pride of life), she took of the fruit thereof, and did
eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat."
David fell under this temptation also: He saw a beautiful woman taking a
bath in the privacy of her garden (the lust of the eyes). He desired her
and sent for her, committing adultery (the lust of the flesh). HE FELL
AFTER ONLY TWO STRIKES.
DEFEATED SATAN TOTALLY
was a different story when Satan used his time-tested strategy on our Lord
Jesus Christ. He withstood the temptation and defeated the devil each time
he came with a new "trick up his sleeve".
Jesus had fasted 40 days, Satan said to Him: "Command that these
stones be made bread.Ē (the lust of the flesh) Jesus answered, ďIt is
written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
devil tried again: "If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for
it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in
their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot
against a stone. (the pride of life)". Jesus answered, "It
is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God."
OTHER WORDS, GOD DOESNíT CLOWN FOR ANYBODY
Satan showed Jesus all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time and
said: "All these things will I give thee (pride of life), if thou
wilt fall down and worship me." WHAT A DESPICABLE, ARROGANT,
EGOTIST SATAN IS! Jesus rebuffed him immediately with the Word of God
saying, "Get thee hence, Satan (enemy): for it is written, Thou shalt
worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve." (Matthew
HAD TO LEAVE HIM, THEN
Bible affirms that Satan is "the god of this world" and
"the spirit which now worketh in the children of the
disobedience". (John 12:31; Ephesians 2:2) He is the world's greatest
liar and the father of lies and a murderer extra-ordinaire (John 8:44)
whole world lies in the lap of the wicked one (1 John 5:19) and he "goeth
about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8).
We however, can "resist him in the faith and he will flee from
us". (1 Peter 5:9; James 4:7)
Bible records that Demos was swayed by the bright lights of Thessalonica
and forsook Paul, "having loved this present world" (2 Timothy
4:10). And St. John commends the young men in the Church for overcoming
the wicked one! (1 John 2:13)
PAUL WARNED OF THE TOTAL DETERIORATION OF MORALITY, DECENCY AND FAIRNESS
IN THE LAST DAYS.
& perversion will rule just prior to our Lord's Return, state the
we read the prophecy, we feel saddened by the resemblance of our present
age to the prophetic Word of God.
THE LAST DAYS PERILOUS TIMES SHALL COME
know also, that IN THE LAST DAYS PERILOUS TIMES SHALL COME. For men
shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud,
blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural
affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers
of those that are good,"
heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a
form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn
away." (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
the Spirit speaketh expressly, that IN THE LATTER TIMES SOME SHALL
DEPART FROM THE FAITH, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines
of devils;" (1 Timothy 4:1)
have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather
reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are
done of them in secret.Ē (Ephesians 5:11-12)
be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for
an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell
you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose
end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their
shame, who mind earthly things.) For our conversation is in heaven; from
whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ."
among the reports of hypocrisy, backsliding & gross moral evils, St.
Paul interjects the Blessed Hope of the Return of Jesus Christ!
our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour,
the Lord Jesus Christ."
thoughts, actions, prayers, plans, goals and complete agenda here, is tied
to Heavenís plans, purposes and desires. We belong to His heavenly
kingdom and labour first and foremost for Christ.
is this so important? Only our Blessed Jesus Christ has the mandate, power
& desire to straighten out this wicked world. Therefore we wait for
Him to come.
VIOLENCE: A SIGN OF THE END TIMES AND SOON RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST
warned of the tremendous increase of violence which would identify the
time just prior to His return in the second coming of Jesus Christ. He
made the comparison between that time and the Antediluvian age of Noah, as
well as the days of Lot.
as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son
of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in
marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came,
and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they
did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone
from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when
the Son of man is revealed." (Luke 17:26-30)
NO. 1 - THE DAYS OF NOAH
Bible gives us a good description of the wickedness, violence and
ungodliness which pervaded the antediluvian age. "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 the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the
face of the earth..."
earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh
had corrupted his way upon the earth. 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." (Genesis
verses 11 and 12, the Bible characterizes "the Days Before the
Flood" as corrupt and violent! People in general had forsaken the
Lord and were living only for themselves, filled with greed, lust, pride
SOUNDS EXACTLY LIKE THESE TIMES, with people turning their backs upon the
teachings of God's Word, so that they can do their own things?
NO. 2 - THE DAYS OF LOT
Prophet Ezekiel pinpoints the sins of Sodom & Gomorrah as follows:
"Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of
bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither
did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty,
and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw
good." (Ezekiel 16:49-50)
is a list of their sins:
FULLNESS OF BREAD
ABUNDANCE OF IDLENESS
LACK OF COMPASSION
world is guilty of all these five sins in this generation. Sin is the
transgression of Godís law, a rebellious spirit against that which is
is the sin which caused Luciferís fall.
there is too much wealth, people usually get spoiled and want more! Never
satisfied, they strive for more and more! Abundance
of idleness - is the devilís opportunity to fill the mind with nonsense.
Shorter work weeks gives people more time to serve the lusts of the flesh,
the world and the devil.
lack of compassion for the poor and needy is always a sign of pride,
arrogance and selfishness.
perversion is one of the final signs of a
fast dying society! And when perverted sex is mandated by law as an
alternate lifestyle and heralded by the media as healthy and normal, then
you know we are in desperate straights.
where our world is today! Oh, how badly we need a red-hot revival in
our land and across the world! May God help us.
prayer is that God will speed the day that Heaven will come down to us
with abundant blessings for everyone! Will you join me in prayer?
- Sign of the End times - THE SICK CONDITION OF ISRAEL
IS VULNERABLE FACING ATTACKS FROM EVERY DIRECTION
this moment in history, Israel is very vulnerable because of the pressure
placed upon them by the nations of the world to give up land for peace.
The United States - who traditionally has been the friend of Israel, is
turning the screws the hardest of all.
Israel will succumb to all this pressure and give away so much land that
they will be unable to defend themselves. Sometime in the future, Israel
will be deceived into accepting the Antichrist as their Messiah and will
suffer terribly because of that. Referring to this, our Lord said to the
am come in My Father's name, and ye receive Me not: if another (the
anti-Christ) shall come in his own name, him ye will receive." (John
Jewish leaders rejected Jesus Christ Who came to save them in His
Fatherís Name. When Antichrist comes in his own name, they will receive
A SAD & TRAGIC COMMENTARY ON WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN
guess is that Iraq will eventually be reduced in power after the United
States and her allies are finished with her. Then undoubtedly, Iran will
pick up the pieces and gobble up Iraq (and possibly Syria) and control all
the oil flow in the Middle East! (Ezekiel 38 & 39)
WORD STATES THAT RUSSIA WILL RISE UP AGAIN IN GREAT POWER AND LEAD THE
MARCH AGAINST ISRAEL
will then be the dominant power in the area, with the USA and Israel
giving in to their demands! According to Godís Word, Russia will rise in
great power again and lead the march against Israel.
prophet Ezekiel declared that Iran (Persia) together with Ethiopia, Libya
& Turkey will march against Israel in the great battle of 'Gog and
WILL FIGHT FOR ISRAEL AND DEFEND HER
Bible promises that God will fight for Israel and defend her. A
great slaughter will unfortunately take place however, before God's chosen
people come to their senses. They will ultimately receive their long
awaited Messiah Jesus Christ, when He returns n the Second Coming of Jesus
Christ in power and great glory at the end of the age.
Christ will then rule and reign for 1000 years of peace upon planet earth,
as King of kings and Lord of lords!
- Sign of the end times - THE SICK CONDITION OF THE CHURCH
Canadian writer, Peter Newman exposes the weaknesses in our churches and
outlines wherein and how we have failed to communicate the Gospel to our
children, grandchildren and our neighbours.
his recent book, 'The Canadian Revolution' Peter Newman chronicles the
free fall of the United Church of Canada's membership as well as their
influence in society during the past three decades.
writes, "The United Church, formed in 1925 through a union of
Methodists, Presbyterians and Congregationalists, suffered the steepest
decline. Three million Canadians declared their United Church affiliation
to the latest census takers but less than 380,000 bothered going to
church. Although the most liberal of the mainstream congregations,
allowing for the ordination of gay priests and promoting the social
gospel, the United Church found itself paradoxically unable to attract the
footnote says, "An increasingly typical event was the closing, during
the fall of 1994, of Chalmers United Church in downtown Vancouver. There
wasnít a single member left on its congregational rolls who was less
than 80 years old."
years, University of Lethbridge sociologist Reginald Bibby has tracked the
religious life of Canadians. In his book 'Unknown Gods', Bibby states:
"Tragically, religious groups are failing in what appear to be
spiritually prosperous times. The churches are inept religious companies
that cannot get the faith out of the ware house ÖThe news is that
interest and intrigue persist, in spite of the problems of organized
religion. The result may be a very sizable, ongoing spiritual
Anglican Church, according to the census has 2.2 million members with
784,000 active adherents. Addressing the church synod in 1994, Archbishop
Peter OíDriscoll warned: "In the next ten to fifteen years the
largest age group in the present Anglican Church of Canada will be dead.
At the end of two generations, there wonít be enough people to say
thereís still an Anglican Church alive in this country."
Scriptures Verses on Israel (King James Version)
4:1 - (kjv) - If
thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the LORD, return unto me: and if thou
wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not
4:2 - (kjv)
- And thou shalt swear, the LORD liveth, in truth, in judgement, and in
righteousness;; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him
shall they glory.
- (kjv) - Hear, O Israel: The
LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God, with
all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
- (kjv) - "And
said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God,
and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his
commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases
upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I AM the LORD that
- (kjv) - For
Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by
thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.
(kjv) - For,
lo, I will command, and sift the house of Israel among all nations, like
as [corn] is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon
(kjv) - Then
I cut asunder my other staff, [even] bands, that I might break the
brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
(kjv) - The
burden of the Word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which
stretches forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and
formeth the spirit of man within him.
(kjv) - Therefore
will he give them up, until the time [that] she which travaileth
hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the
children of Israel.
(kjv) - And
had a wall great and high, [and] had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve
angels, and names written thereon, which are [the names] of the twelve
tribes of the children of Israel:
(kjv) - I
say then, has God cast away His people? God forbid. For I also am an
Israelite, the seed of Abraham, [of] the tribe of Benjamin.
saith the LORD, the redeemer of Israel, [and] His Holy One, to him who man
despises, to him who the nation abhorreth , to a servant of rulers,
Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD
that is faithful, [and] the Holy One of Israel, and He shall choose thee.
HEALS A LEPER
- (kjv) -
And, behold, there came a
leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me
clean...And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be
thou clean. And immediately is leprosy was cleansed.
30:2 - (kjv) -
O LORD my God, I cried unto
thee, and thou hast healed me.
Behold, I will bring it health
and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of
peace and truth.
Peter 2:24 -
Who his own self bare our sins
in his own body on the tree, that we, being bead to sins, should live unto
righteousness by whose stripes ye were healed.
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in
their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all
manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people... And his
fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people
that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were
possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had
the palsy, and he healed them.
- (kjv) -
When the even was come, they brought unto him
many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his
word, and healed all that were sick.
- (kjv) -
For I will restore health unto thee, and I
will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD: because they called thee an
Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
healed the woman with an Issue of Blood
(kjv) - And, behold, a woman, which was
diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched
the hem of his garment....For she said within herself, If I may but touch
his garment, I shall be whole...But Jesus turned him about, and when he
saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee
whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
(kjv) - But when Jesus knew it, he
withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he
healed them all.
(kjv) - When Jesus heard of it, he
departed thence by ship into a desert place apart and when the people had
heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities...And Jesus
went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion
towards them, and he healed their sick.
14:34-36 - (kjv) - And
when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret...And when
the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that
country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased,...And
besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as
many as touched were made perfectly whole.
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