Thursday, August 10, 2017

Nearing The End

I believe the entire bible is the literal word of God. For me, this includes what it says about our future. We do not know what day Jesus will return, but He did tell us we could know when His arrival was near. What are some of these signs of His return? I would like to share some that exist today, that are happening right before our very eyes.

The bible speaks of a future where Christians are persecuted and murdered for their faith. While it's true this is happening today, it will one day reach epic proportions. In fact, the entire world will condone this behavior. Notice what the bible says about this subject:

"Then the dragon was enraged at the woman (Israel) and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus."
(Revelation 12:17) NIV


"It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.

Whoever has ears, let them hear.

'If anyone is to go into captivity,
into captivity they will go.
If anyone is to be killed with the sword,
with the sword they will be killed.'

This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people." (Revelation 13:7-10) NIV

These passages speak of a future where a world dictator, commonly known as "anti-Christ", will have authority over the entire world. He will wage war on God's people and murder many innocent people. This beast, or anti-Christ, will especially target both Jews and Christians.

It seems hard to believe the whole world will condone mass genocide. But if we are paying attention, don't we see the seeds of this behavior being planted today? Jews are often scapegoated and falsely blamed for many problems in our world. Christians also are often unfairly attacked and persecuted for their beliefs.

These days, many Christians (or anybody else who does not subscribe to a progressive or politically correct ideology) are attacked simply for disagreeing with some aspects of our modern culture. Some even condone the use of violence as punishment for their beliefs. They accuse others of using "hate speech", which in their mind justifies the use of physical violence or persecution.

America was created on the foundation of free speech. It's citizens could speak their mind without the fear of retaliation by government or their neighbors. But there is a growing movement in our country which ignores these rights found in our Constitution. These people believe they are morally justified to silence those who they disagree with. In fact, their opponents are often demonized, which in turn leads to persecution and sometimes violence.

This would explain why there are many who often attack America and its history. Those who hate freedom cannot stand someone else having a right to speak their minds without being punished (unless of course they agree with what others are saying, in which case they are allowed to share their ideas). There are many groups who try and slander America in everyway possible. Little do they realize the very freedoms they enjoy will be lost if they get their wish, which is the elimination of the rights found in our Constitution.

I believe the devil is inspiring the hearts of many people to hate America and our liberty. He knows that before his anti-Christ can gain control of the world system, America as we know it must be eliminated. Will he one day succeed? The answer sadly is, yes.

The bible speaks of a world kingdom more fearsome than any before it, that will come to existence shortly before Jesus returns:

“He gave me this explanation: ‘The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it. The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time.
“ ‘But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever.Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.’" (Daniel 7:23-27) NIV

The United Nations is a world leading organization that is very interested in uniting the earth under one government system. (I encourage you to do some research into this organization). Indeed, there are many powerful people in our world who consider themselves "globalists". A lot of money and political power is being used to push a world government ideology on the population. If these people get their way, we will one day (perhaps very soon) see the fruit of their labor, which is one world government.

To summarize, in order for the future described in the word of God to come into existence, we would need to see a world government come into power. Since a free America stands in the way of this, it would have to be drastically changed in order to graft it into this new system. Also, Christians (and Jews) will be demonized to such an extent that world wide genocide of its people would be justified by the masses. Do we see the evidence of these circumstances happening in our world today? Do we see the seeds of these ideologies being planted in the hearts of people everywhere in our society right now? The answer is, yes.

May the Lord give strength to those who one day will face the rapidly approaching avalanche of evil, descending upon our world today. Amen.

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