Saturday, March 29, 2014

Bible Prophecy ( The Coming Ruler)part V

I John 2:18 Dear children, the last hour is here. You have heard that the Antichrist is coming, and already many such Antichrists have appeared. From this we know that the last hour has come.

There is a coming a ruler who will rule most of the world and in particularly the middle East. He will be cunning and have the appearance of peace. He will have the ability to manipulate thousands of people and have the countenance of a Greek god. His right hand man will demonstrate power and do miracles, so says the bible.( Revelation 13:1-18)

The best way to describe this coming ruler is by looking at a person who was a type of Antichrist in our history. Adolf Hitler was for sure operating under the Antichrist spirit. He had a false prophet by his side as well. His name was Joseph Goebbels , and he was believed to be the true author of " Mein Kampf" ( My Struggle). Interesting to note that Joseph Goebbels was labeled the propaganda minister. Both men were equally disturbed and self-centered. They both believed that Nazi Germany should conquer and control the world.  They started with Europe and were going to branch out hopefully to other nations.  The coming ruler will have the same passion and drive, but I believe he will do it through more deception than did Adolf Hitler. Once the people of the world find out it is a ruse; it would be too late.

I believe the coming ruler or Antichrist will have similar characteristics as Adolf Hitler. I have listed a few below.

Characteristics of Adolf Hitler and the coming Ruler:

1. Duality
2. Insecurity
3. Ruthless
4. Self-centered
5. Egotistical
6. Unsociable
7. Charismatic

The coming ruler will have many of these characteristics as well. As Adolf Hitler came into power when the world was hit by a major circumstance. ( the Great Depression.) The coming Ruler will come into power as the world is hit with a similar issue. Who knows what that issue will be? Maybe during famine or after a major world-wide earthquake. It could be through another Great Depression. Nonetheless, the enemy is gearing up to release his servant to the world and the world will fall for it. The Antichrist is a biblical character which can not be ignored. His presence in the bible is as real as Jesus himself , and we cannot afford to ignore his purpose or place in biblical prophecy. If we do, we could very well get caught up in the lie which will be broadcasted from this evil foe. Therefore, be on the look out. Have your heart ready. Keep following the Lord with passion and truth and stay informed with today's current events. Any moment now the coming Ruler could reveal his ugly head.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Bible Prophecy ( The Deception) Part IV

Deception is all around us and getting worse. Darkness seems to have many bound by the ankles. The shackles are thick and hard to break free from unless severed by the sword of truth. What is Deception? In Mark 7:20-22, Jesus said that deceit is what comes out of man who is not godly. "And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness."  Deception is a horrible weapon which is used on the world to keep millions if not billions blinded from the true and living God.

Deception deals with trickery or manipulation of the mind. It is so easy to succumb to its power. The world we live in is swimming and bathing in the ocean of the deception without even realizing it. In the last days, we will see more of the world being swooned by the seduction of the Deceptive mistress. The book of Revelation calls her the Mystery Babylon.

Revelation 17:1 One of the seven angels who held the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of that notorious prostitute who sits on raging waters. 2 The kings of the earth had sex with her, and those living on earth became drunk on the wine of her sexual sins.” 3 Then the angel carried me by his power into the wilderness.5 The name was Mystery: Babylon the Great, the Mother of Prostitutes and Detestable Things of the Earth. 6 I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people and of those who testify about Jesus. I was very surprised when I saw her. Mystery Babylon is referred to as a woman. Many times in scripture when you see a feminine connotation put on a place or an entity; it could refer to a church, a body of people, or a nation.  Mystery Babylon is the world's current church system. Step outside from the Christian faith, and you can see that all other religions and worldly belief systems are the same. Deception is a harlot who has to sleep with everyone, and she is almost there. Mystery Babylon is getting stronger as many come and drink from her sweet nectar. She is a woman who is hard to quit because of her sexual seduction has entrapped the soul. I see it everyday the evil of mankind. The selfishness from others is overwhelming. I see how the Mystery Babylon has whored herself into the church as well and has cause many to fall to her false beauty. This is bible prophecy coming to past, and it will only get worse. Like a Siren, she will lead many to their dooms and ultimate separation from the living God.There is hope. Not everything has to be so gloom and doom. We can and will overcome. What can we do to ensure that we don't fall into bed with this evil harlot?1. Live pure and holy lives. ALWAYS.2. Obtain and maintain godly self-discipline.3. Know, live, and recite the word of God without compromise.4. Stay in the attitude of prayer and never cease.5. Challenge everything that does not seem right in your spirit.Deception is easy to fall into and hard to fall out from. I am not saying bunker yourself down and hide from the world. I am saying be careful and don't follow or pretend to follow every whim that comes along. I am a firm believer this is why men and women died for the word of God. They knew in their spirit that future generations would need the written word in their language in order to stand against the enemy and the deception from the world. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Bible Prophecy ( The Falling Away) Part III

As the years turn into decades and decades turn into centuries, the church sees a fading away of committed believers. In today's society, one would see pockets of the true believers all around the world,but in modern societies, the committed believer becomes less and less. Maybe I look at things with a different point of view. I am not trying to be negative, in fact, I am a positive type of guy. I like seeing the glass half full instead of empty. However, I also like to recognize that the glass is not using its full capacity since it is only half full. Therefore, I try to write with this perspective in mind.

There are several scriptures which pertain to the falling away of many. Here is the truth. Falling away does not necessary mean folks stop going to a church building, but within that church setting  are people who really don't know the Lord.

I Timothy 3:1 You must understand this: In the last days there will be violent periods of time. 2 People will be selfish and love money. They will brag, be arrogant, and use abusive language. They will curse their parents, show no gratitude, have no respect for what is holy, 3 and lack normal affection for their families. They will refuse to make peace with anyone. They will be slanderous, lack self-control, be brutal, and have no love for what is good. 4 They will be traitors. They will be reckless and conceited. They will love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will appear to have a godly life, but they will not let its power change them. Stay away from such people.6 Some of these men go into homes and mislead weak-minded women who are burdened with sins and led by all kinds of desires. 7 These women are always studying but are never able to recognize the truth.8 As Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men oppose the truth. Their minds are corrupt, and the faith they teach is counterfeit. 9 Certainly, they won’t get very far. Like the stupidity of Jannes and Jambres, their stupidity will be plain to everyone.

This passage of scripture allures to Jannes and Jambres who were magicians during the time of Moses ( Exodus 7-9). Their names are never mentioned in the Old Testament but their history was well known even in Paul's time. They were deceivers of the people and performed similar miracles as Moses did. However, in the end Jannes and Jambres could not perform the last miracle from God to all who lived in Egypt during that time. The last miracle was the death of every first born even of animals. There are many deceivers of the faith out in the world today who are like Jannes and Jambres. These deceivers contribute to the great falling away but are not the end all. 
People of God are falling away due to their own sin and lusts. The church is much like the world , and it is getting worse each and every day. What use to be biblically wrong, and still is, is now a grey area for some believers. The falling away takes more casualties each and everyday.
I Timothy 4:1 The Spirit says clearly that in later times some believers will desert the Christian faith. They will follow spirits that deceive, and they will believe the teachings of demons. 2 These people will speak lies disguised as truth. Their consciences have been scarred as if branded by a red-hot iron. 3 They will try to stop others from getting married and from eating certain foods. God created food to be received with prayers of thanks by those who believe and know the truth. 4 Everything God created is good. Nothing should be rejected if it is received with prayers of thanks. 5 The word of God and prayer set it apart as holy.
There are signs around us which allure to the church and their issue of falling away. We can use the above passage as a template of what to look for.

Falling away signs,
1. Not letting Holy Spirit work in every personal and corporate decision.
2. Deserting the faith altogether.
3. People will follow spirits that deceive.
4.People will believe in the teachings of demons.
5. People will distort the truth of God's word to fit their own program.
6. People consciences will be severed which surrenders them to a life of anarchy. 
 7.People will try to stop others from falling God's law on marriage and other activities. 
The 7 signs of a falling away church can be compared with the current activities of the Body of Christ today. In biblical prophecy, the falling away is a birth sign of the return of Christ. Jesus said blessed are those who endure until the end.  Don't be one of the people who fall away from the truth faith. Stay pure. Stay true to His word and not the corrupt Word of God. Stay strong and never back down. 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Bible Prophecy ( Jesus is Returning) Part II

One fundamental truth is that Jesus is returning. The question is not when but how long do we have left? Time is dwindling down, and Christ could step out from Heaven at any moment.
Why do I believe Jesus is returning to planet Earth? I believe because Jesus said so. For those of us who have never seen Jesus physically have the greater faith in knowing that Christ is returning. Even Jesus said blessed are those who have not seen but still believe.

John 20:26-31  A week later Jesus' disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Even though the doors were locked, Jesus stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!"  (27)  Then Jesus said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Take your hand, and put it into my side. Stop doubting, and believe."  (28)  Thomas responded to Jesus, "My Lord and my God!"  (29)  Jesus said to Thomas, "You believe because you've seen me. Blessed are those who haven't seen me but believe."  (30)  Jesus performed many other miracles that his disciples saw. Those miracles are not written in this book.  (31)  But these miracles have been written so that you will believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and so that you will have life by believing in him.

Jesus was never proven to be a liar. If He said that He would return, then without a doubt He is returning. Below are Jesus' conversations in regards to His returning.

 Luke 12:40  Be ready, because the Son of Man will return when you least expect him."
Matthew 24:42  "Therefore, be alert, because you don't know on what day your Lord will return. 
Matthew 24:44  Therefore, you, too, must be ready because the Son of Man will return when you least expect him
Mark 13:35  Therefore, be alert, because you don't know when the owner of the house will return. It could be in the evening or at midnight or at dawn or in the morning. 
Acts 15:16  'Afterwards, I will return. I will set up David's fallen tent again. I will restore its ruined places again. I will set it up again 

Jesus was so sure of His returning that He warned us to be alert at ALL TIMES. To be alert at all times simply means to stay awake. It means to stay awake to the truth of Christ's return. The moment when we become relaxed and not alert is when Jesus will return. Many Christians will be caught with their pants down. What about you? Are you alert? Are you ready?

Luke 21:32-38  "I can guarantee this truth: This generation will not disappear until all this takes place.  (33)  The earth and the heavens will disappear, but my words will never disappear.  (34)  "Make sure that you don't become drunk, hung over, and worried about life. Then that day could suddenly catch you by surprise  (35)  like a trap that catches a bird. That day will surprise all people who live on the earth.  (36)  Be alert at all times. Pray so that you have the power to escape everything that is about to happen and to stand in front of the Son of Man."  

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Bible Prophecy ( The coming events) part1

Regardless of what you believe in regards to the coming of the Lord. Some believe in the pre-trib, some believe in post-trib, and some mid-trib, one thing is for sure. Jesus is without a doubt returning to planet earth. He is without a doubt returning for His people.

We can see the signs of Christ returning. The book of Matthew gives credence to this fact. There are signs of His coming. These are just signs but no one can predict the exact date.

Matthew 24: 3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, his disciples came to him privately and said, “Tell us, when will this happen? What will be the sign that you are coming again, and when will the world come to an end?”
4 Jesus answered them, “Be careful not to let anyone deceive you. 5 Many will come using my name. They will say, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and they will deceive many people.
6 “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. Don’t be alarmed! These things must happen, but they don’t mean that the end has come. 7 Nation will fight against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All of these are only the beginning pains ⌊of the end⌋.
9 “Then they will hand you over to those who will torture and kill you. All nations will hate you because you are committed to me. 10 Then many will lose faith. They will betray and hate each other. 11 Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 And because there will be more and more lawlessness, most people’s love will grow cold. 13 But the person who endures to the end will be saved.

Signs of His return:

1. Many people will be deceived in the last days from the truth. 
2. False Messiahs will rise up more and more in the last days. 
3. Wars and rumors of Wars.
4. More and more Famines in the last days.
5. More and more Earthquakes.
6. Torturing of true Christians
7. Many will lose faith.
8. Many will betray each other.
9. Rise of False prophets
10. Rise of anarchy
11. Grow cold of true love.

Scripture is clear of the coming events. We see the above signs throughout our past and present history. Are we ready for the coming events? What will take place in the coming days, months, and years? I believe we will see even stronger signs of the Returning King. Below is what I feel and see will happen in the very recent future. ( 5 to 10 years)

1. USA will cease to be the number one Christian nation. The title will go to smaller nations in Africa.
2. Denominations will cease to exists or become morphed into others.
3. There will be a rise of the House church movements and a falling away from Americanized church. The mega church will become the staple of  American church and become more and more corrupt. Many will be deceived.
4. More and more sin will enter the church but have the appearance of being good. ( Examples, Homosexuality, Gossipping, extortion, adultery, and much more.)
5. Many Christians will fall away from the truth and not even know it. If you are deceived you don't always know it. That is why it is called deception.
6. Worshipping God will be replaced with mysticism but have the appearance of worship.
7. Family members will betray family members. This means a Chinese believer needs to be careful and other Christians who live in horrible  places around the world.  This will happen in America as well. Family members will lie on their Christian family members sending some to jail. 
8. More catastrophic natural disasters will take place around the world. Super Hurricanes, Super tornadoes, super tide-a-waves, and much more. These issues will cause the world's finances to be strained. A super tornado will hit in the northern plains of the USA. A super storm/earthquake will hit Indonesia as well. 
9. Pockets of American society will begin to crumble and will see horrific circumstances much like what is seen in some countries in Africa today. Detroit keeps coming to mind. 
10. Manipulation of human DNA will increase causing abnormal anomalies among the populations.
11. Modern society will almost eradicate the mentioning of God. It will be replaced with the mentioning of gods, demi-gods, and human evolution.
12. Food distribution will be hit hard and much of the food will become like poison.  Millions will be affected even in modern nations.
13. The world financial stability will be hit harder than ever and cause many countries to file for bankruptcy. ( Ireland, many eastern Europe countries like Poland, some central and south American countries like Honduras and Argentina. Canada will be stable but USA will be on the verge of bankruptcy.)
14. Many Christians will have to go into hiding even in modern nations. The rise of the simplistic church will become more dominant and grow tremendously.
15. I see much of Australia under fire and water.
16. Increase of demonic possession in modern nations will reach people who are in high offices of power. The practice of mysticism will be their norm. 
17. Increased stories of demonic activity becoming more and more visual in modern society

This is just to name a few. What I have just written aligns with biblical truth. the Question is what will you do? Are you ready?