Actually, we’re in the end of the end of the end-times! And as Charles Capps said, “It’s later than it’s ever been!” Just look around you and you’ll see scripture being fulfilled right be for your eyes. Let’s look at what the Word of God has to say about these times.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 (KJV) 1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Wow! Talk about what’s going on in the world! And this was written thousands of years ago! If you don’t think we’re in the end-times, just look around! Sometimes I wonder if things can even get worse but then again, the devil hasn’t come up with any new tricks. He just changes the cover and use the same tactics because they work!
All you need to do is listen to the “fake” news or open your Yahoo page and there it is – all the evil people are doing and you don’t really need to see that! It’s like nothing is sacred anymore – the grosser the better, in their minds.
Let’s look at another scripture:
Matthew 24:6-7 (KJV) 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Here’s another example of prophecy in God’s Word about the end-times. Notice that nation shall rise against nation. That also means ethnic groups against ethnic groups. In fact, we in the USA just celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. day. That whole civil rights movement came to a head in the 60s because of Dr. King’s “never-give-up” attitude. Unfortunately, we still have those same prejudices 60 years later! The end-times? It surely is!
Then we have our government which is supposed to govern but they spend so much time fighting with each other that I wonder if they’ll ever agree on righteousness. The end-times? Oh, yeah!
Proverbs 19:5 (KJV) 5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
Remember, this is blog, not an end-times dissertation. So what do we do and how do we continue on in life, knowing that the end is close? Good question.
First of all, we need to be sure, beyond a shadow of a doubt that we’ve made Jesus our Lord and Savior. Then we need to find out what God’s plans are for us and get on track to fulfill them. There’s no safer place than right in the center of God’s will for our lives. This is not a time to be fearful but to be prepared and armed with God’s Word.
Notice what God says about us:
1 Peter 2:9 (KJV) 9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
And here He’s speaking about the Church – you and me:
Ephesians 5:26-27 (KJV) 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
God loves us and is always looking out for us. But we have our part to do. We need to feed on His word so that we’ll be ready for anything that comes along. And, as I’ve said so many times, fear and faith are opposites and fear will cancel your faith in a nano second!
We need to commit to trusting God on a daily, hour by hour, minute by minute basis. That’s where the peace comes in because Jesus is our peace and it already resides in our re-born spirit but we have to yield to it.
God is so good and has graciously provided everything we’ll ever need on planet earth to be victorious. Let’s do God’s will and show forth His goodness and lead many to salvation in Jesus!
1 Peter 3:12 (KJV) 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
1 John 5:14-15 (KJV) 14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
Proverbs 16:6 (KJV) 6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.