6 LAST DAYS EVENTS TO ETERNITY (Bible Teaching) – Part 1
Your awareness of these will help you to be awakened.
As children of God and Christian ministers, we need to have clear understanding about the last days events. There are several erroneous teachings and false notions about the end time events flying about in churches and societies, for us not to be victims of these misguided teachings, we need to be guided by the truth as stated in the Bible. Understanding actually matters because your understanding of the events will help you to walk and teach aright.
From today till eternity are six events taking place, and you need to be fully aware to help you make the right decisions today that will determine your eternal destiny. I hope you know that you have eternal capacity which is your never dying soul as the real image of never dying God, and there are two places for eternity: heaven and hell fire. The good news is that you have 100% right and responsibility to make a choice of either. Here are the six events from today till eternity:
1- THE SIGNS
Jesus clearly stated the signs of end time for the purpose of helping us to detect His imminent coming and to be at alert and watchful. There are about 4 major signs Jesus listed in the Bible, Matthew 24:4-14, “And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And 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.
False Prophets & Preachers
“For many will come” Matthew 24:5. Jesus said false prophets will be many, that implies more in number than true ministers. When Jesus said “many”, it means majority, that is the majority of the ministers would be false. What does that means to you? It means majority of the prophets, pastors and ministers of God you hear about or know generally are false! If all the ministers of God you know or hear about everywhere are 50, majority of those 50 are false. These false ministers will come in the name of Jesus, preach in the name of Jesus and pray with the name of Jesus, so don’t expect them to be in form of wolf to scare you, but in sheep form. These false prophets are going to be familiar and friendly and attack many Christians even the elects – those who are originally called into the truth.
So what are the evidence of false prophets?
(i) These false preachers will major on the minors and minor on the majors. They will focus on the earthly preachings, blessings and breakthrough than the heavenly concerns even as the coming of Jesus is so imminent. Here is the bitter truth: your pastor may be part of the false prophets and you might have likely been part of the victims.This is how to detect: Check the 10 last sermons of your pastor or pick 10 CD’s or books of your pastors; then look at their topics and priorities, if majority centers on earthly stuffs, then those pastors are false pastors. If your pastors will preach for 60 minutes and when it remains 5 minutes to end, he will start making alter calls, and if this has become an habit; such ministers with such fire brigade altar calls system are end time false prophets. If the prayer meetings in your church majorly center on earthly blessings, deliverance from poverty and witches; but rarely holding prayer meetings for the salvation of souls, for your spiritual strength and growth, that church is dominated by the spirit of end time false prophet.
(ii) The false prophets will focus their attention on the concerns of vain glory, they will be concern to spend multimillion dollars on building projects than to build people. It is a distraction of the devil. The false prophets’ churches can spend billions to build church auditorium even when many of the church members are sufferings, when many can’t pay their house rent.
(iii) The false prophets will preach false teachings, misinterpret Bible to mislead people. 2 Peter 3:16, “As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.”
The popular false prophets are no other people than the prosperity preachers, the motivational speakers from America to African to Asia to Australia and to Europe. These preachers will center the affection of the people on prosperity than purity and make people care less for their eternity.
Another sign of the end time which Jesus mentioned is global crisis. Matthew 24:6, “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.” Building of mass destructive weapons, civil wars, continental wars, religions crisis, and as the nations against nations. These are not the end but the signs of the end, the beginning of the end.The present global crisis is not to move us into fear but to make us prepare more than ever before, because our redemption is nearer than before.
Global Warming – Warning.
Matthew 24:7, “…..And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places”.
Earthquakes, storms, weather irregularities with adverse effect on farming productions that leads to global food crisis, etc. All these are parts of the signs of the end time. Scientists call this global warming, but it is actually global warning that the end has come. The present global weather has gone biblical but only the wise will be warned.
Persecution & Perversion
Matthew 24:9, 10 ““Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.”
If you dare stand on the Truth Word of God even in the church, in your place of work, you will face persecution. Pervasive teachings of eternal security, faith without work of righteousness, praise without purity, focus on miracles in the churches more than personal relationship with God, and grace without godliness. Jesus called it lawlessness, “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold” Matthew 24:12. These are everywhere today. The persecution and perversion in some societies may be more intensive within church than outside the church, when you stand for the truth.
Preaching of Gospel worldwide
Matthew 24:14 “And 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.”
Today, internet has reached everywhere in the world, and gospel is reaching everywhere in world.
After the present signs comes the rapture!
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