I have one of those minds that is curious about everything. Every day I learn something new. Sometimes that is a good or it can be bad. Lately I have been thinking on the second coming of Jesus Christ. I am impatiently waiting for His return. Our world and our government are greedy and corrupt. This isn’t anything new, but it is becoming much more apparent given we are living in a world that learns things the instant they happen.
The main thing I have been thinking on is how fast things are changing. I can’t remember the exact verse in the Bible where it says that things will be speeding up during the end times. I notice these things because of the speed of change. My pastor brought up something last week in his sermon. He was saying that just three years ago around 30 percent of Americans were against same sex marriage. In just three years, it is now legal in all states and over 60% are in agreement when it comes to the matter. As a Christian, I realize that no matter what the law says, God is always going to be the victor in the end.
Lately I have been pondering the Anti-Christ and false prophets. There has been a slew of people who claim they know who the anti-Christ is going to be. Now, I have no predictions, but I have noticed the many false prophets lately. I whole heartedly believe that there will be and are many false prophets that will deceive the world. We see it everyday in the news and social networks.
- Matthew 24:9-11- Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
It also left many afraid to hear the Word of God from those who are truly sent to share it. We are told that there will be a great falling away when it comes to those who profess to be Christian. There will be many who will claim to be preaching the truth, but they have become blinded to the truth. Jesus teaches is that there will be many churches that will fall away from the truth. These things are happening on a global scale.
- II Timothy 3:1-5,7 “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of god; holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
Christians are under attack throughout the world. I am grateful that I live in America where I can choose to worship God in the way that I have chosen. Americans are facing persecution by means of hatred, discrimination and are being condemned for speaking out when it isn’t the most popular thing to do. I see this all over Facebook. Recently there has been a family in the news that is Christian. They refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. They were sued and have lost their business. It boggles my mind to think that people don’t have a right to stick to their beliefs. Now they business is now more and they are in a huge amount of debt. They have to pay the couple $135.000 in damages and needs help in paying this. I would take the same stand they did. If I felt that it was against what I believe and against my morals, I wouldn’t do it. They would have to lock me away and then I would pray there would be people standing beside me.
It is like a spiritual warfare when it comes to those who believe fully what the Bible says, those are don’t believe and those who are interpreting things for themselves. if you speak up for what you believe, you are criticized and belittled. Now, in my way of thinking, I am OK with that. I don’t worry about others getting upset that I share my faith in God. If they have a problem, then maybe they need to figure out why they are upset. I am bothered by how those who profess to be Christian is fast at justifying going against what the Bible says because they don’t want to step on anyone’s toes.I’m not talking specifically about the same sex marriage ruling, I am talking in general.
- Matthew 24:8-9 “But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations on account of my name.”
The one that I am seeing more so is about how Christians and churches are becoming more ecumenical by being all inclusive. Churches and Christians are giving into the pressures that the government is imposing on them. Pastors are becoming tolerant and are compromising God’s Holy Word by saying only what makes those who go to church happy. They are picking and choosing what they want to preach on and doesn’t want to hurt peoples feelings. I have zero respect for pastors, Elders, church leaders and fellow Christians that are willing to sell their souls and those who attend their churches.
There seems to be a whole lot of sitting on the fences when it comes to churches, pastors and Christians. They have one foot in the world and the other one with God. You can’t have it both ways. You are either going to believe in the whole Bible, or not all all. You can’t have it both ways. Fence sitting is not allowed. Too many times, they are afraid to make a commitment. Society and the world wants us to be accepting of all all things. Jesus wants us to understand something. If you are not with him completely, then you are against him. When it comes to Jesus, there is no sitting on the fence.There is no place in the kingdom of Heaven for fence sitters. In all situations you need to make up your mind one way or another.
- I Timothy 4:1-3 “But the spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons. By means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth.”
On closing, I would like to say that when God was taken out of our schools and world we can expect destruction, violence and immorality. Each night the news is being reported. When I watch the news, it is basically all about murder, violence, theft, greed, immorality, rape, and more. We are a nation and world that is becoming desensitized, which scares me. There is a mentality that basically says, “if it doesn’t affect me, then why should I care?” I am bothered immensely by this. We are becoming a Godless nation. There is hope though and that hope is in Jesus Christ. We need to be spreading the good news that God will deliver those who have remained faithful in these very Last Days.
Jesus also said in Matthew 12:30 that , “He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.” If you are not with the Lord you are against him. There is no middle road. There is no way to have a bet both ways. A decision must be made either way and if the choice is not for the Lord, it is against him.
My prayer for all people is that you believe in the Lord with all your heart and mind. I pray also that you are willing to let Jesus open the door and give you insight. Open your heart and mind to receive Jesus Christ and His Word. If you need someone to pray with you, please leave a comment and we will be happy to pray with you.