Signs of the Times: Jesus’ Return & the World’s Hope

In this Post: Links and videos about Prophecy and world events, encouragement for Jesus’ return, and a warning to not be deceived by date setting and other misinformation.

*After I share about Salvation and end times, I have several links about the antichrist, the One world religion, the rebuilding of the temple etc..I have sifted through to find sound teaching that isn’t sensationalized. I do not claim to know the exact time of the rapture or to be an expert on end times. I humbly admit that I am still learning so much about interpreting prophecy.

Dear ones, the time is short. I believe Jesus is coming soon. Do you? Here are a few excerpts from the Book of Revelation to remind us how important it is to joyfully expect Jesus’ return and to study end time prophecy in Revelation:

1The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: 2Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. 3Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. (Revelation 1:1-3 KJV)

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6And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done7Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.” (Revelation 22:6-7 KJV)

17And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” (Revelation 22:17 KJV)

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There are so many verses that talk of our Blessed Hope and how the church is Jesus’ bride. I know the symbols can be confusing at times…especially when so many people have different ideas about end time events. Let me encourage you to interpret the Bible with the Bible and to dig into the context of scripture. I am listing several videos and links for your edification but I urge you to check everything with God’s Word as your standard. I love listening to true Bible teachers but I try to remember that teachers are only human. We can’t worship teachers and let them spoon feed us the Bible. Christians need to read the Word ourselves. 

Prophecy is a good portion of the Bible and it is important. I think we sometimes get discouraged because many of us have been duped by date setters…people who say they know the day and hour Jesus will come. Many look outside of scripture and use astrology or Bible codes to enlighten them about end time events. We should be very careful to stick to scripture so we won’t be deceived. There are several prophecies being fulfilled in our time and they have nothing to do with blood moons or constellations. They have to do with Israel and God’s clear prophetic description of Israel in the last days. The church needs to know these things and not get distracted by extrabiblical misinformation.  Check out 2 Peter 3:1-13 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Peter%203:1-13

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I have sifted through videos and included what I believe to be the most sound collection of watchmen sounding the call. Jesus’ return should not be a fearful thing for believers. We should be excited and ready for our Lord. The imminent return of Jesus should push us to get out of our comfort zones and witness to the unsaved. Jesus is coming soon and you do not want to be left behind. Of course, all of us have had our share of tribulation, but the Great Tribulation is something few will survive and the chance to repent may not come. So please do not put off accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord. 

We are saved by Grace through Faith. Good works can not save us. Praying to the saints and going to church will not save you. Storing up food and prepping to fight the New World Order will not save you. The only hope for humanity is Jesus Christ. He, being the pure sinless Son of God came to earth and died on a cross to take on everyone’s sin…past, present, and future. He died with that sin and took our punishment. Three days later Jesus rose again and now He sits at the right hand of the Heavenly Father. If you admit that you are a sinner (that’s repentance) asking Jesus’ forgiveness, Believe Jesus is who He said He is and did what He said He did, and then confess Jesus as Lord (basically surrender your life to Jesus. He’s in control)…you will be saved.

That is how you accept Jesus’ free gift of salvation. It is an active belief. As my Pastor often says, you can believe a parachute works but you put your faith in that belief when you put the parachute on and jump out of a plane. Even the demons believe in Jesus but they don’t have an active faith in Him. They don’t trust Him as Lord. The Sinner’s Prayer isn’t magical. When you call on Jesus as Lord you are giving your life to a real person who wants to be your Best Friend and your Righteousness. He becomes your peace and salvation.

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One day Jesus will return for His followers. It seems the world is spinning out of control with evil. Do not worry. God is in control. He has a plan to stop evil. By God’s grace, He has held back His wrath and judgment so more people can be saved. The time is coming however when God will defeat evil and establish His reign on earth. He will make a new heaven and earth that will be perfect. Satan will be destroyed. Are you on Jesus’ side? I hope so. God’s arms are open wide and He waits for you to come to Him. People choose to rebel against God and enter Hell. God doesn’t want anyone to perish. The question should be “Why would any sane person reject salvation from a loving God?”

http://www.focusonthefamily.com/faith/becoming-a-christian/is-christ-the-only-way/dont-all-good-people-go-to-heaven

I know the truth can be hard to hear, but that doesn’t make it less true. Imagine I had the cure for cancer. It would be cruel of me to keep it to myself because I didn’t want to offend someone. I didn’t want people to feel bad because they are sick. Maybe if I pretended cancer didn’t exist it would just go away? After all, cancer is bad and we don’t like bad things. Sorry…but the truth of cancer doesn’t magically disappear because we ignore it. The same is the truth of sin and that we live in a fallen world. The world is NOT going to get better until Jesus returns. God made the world perfect but Satan and man’s sin wrecked it. Truth…whether we like it or not. There’s only one cure and that is Jesus.

So if you’ve come to this site because you are freaked out by world events, I have encouragement for you. Come to Jesus…God’s side…the side of all good..wins. Evil will be destroyed. Things are going to get real bad before the final battle but the end will be an amazing beginning.

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This is what God told the Apostle John about the New Heaven and Earth:

“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (Revelation 21:3-4 KJV)

No more pain and death! Wow! I am all for that! I can’t wait to be with my Jesus, who loved me so much He died for me and took my punishment. I can’t wait to be with my Creator. All the good and beauty in the world comes from Him. There’s no way I want to stand with Satan. I live and die for Jesus. So many fellow believers have died because they won’t deny Christ. Why? Because the small temporal pain of this world is nothing compared to eternity with the source of all true light and love.

Do you have doubts…questions? I encourage you to check out the videos on this apologetics youtube channel. They discuss issues about Creation vs Evolution, scientific and historical evidence for the Bible, and the Case for Faith.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpGDRwjxrOJxfPUykX8qdKg

End time vids and links

Peace Covenant?

Daniel 9:27King James Version (KJV)

“27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” (The week is supposed to represent 7 years. Many believe the antichrist will reinstate a peace treaty that fell through, and at the 3 and a half year mark he will declare himself god and break the covenant. Also check out Matthew 24:15.)

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Abbas-has-decided-to-sign-peace-deal-with-Israel-490530

A great reminder is at the end…we are to look for Jesus…not focus on the antichrist.

32 differences between the rapture and the second coming

http://www.jesusisprecious.org/prophecy/pretrib_rapture.htm

Get Your Head Out of the Sand

Don’t be deceived by Sept 23rd and other date setting Rapture theories.

 

http://www.olivetreeviews.org/news/prophecy-watch

 

Financial gurus talking about a cashless society- This isn’t a Christian site. I just thought it was interesting how they talk about a one world cash system using chips. Prophecy watchers have talked about this for years. Don’t be afraid. I truly believe Christians will be gone before the antichrist uses this. God is with us no matter what.

http://www.caseyresearch.com/cs/project-fedcoin-presentation-google-cs

Rumors of wars and the Psalm 83 war

Temple-  GotQuestions.org says, “The Bible mentions that some end-times events will occur in a temple in Jerusalem (Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:15). Second Thessalonians 2:4, speaking of the Antichrist, tells us, “He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.” The Prophet Ezekiel described a temple that has as of yet never existed (Ezekiel chapters 40-48).Before the end times can occur, a temple must be present for these events to occur in.” (https://www.gotquestions.org/end-times-temple.html)

The truth about Israel and its place in end-time events.

Don’t be deceived by lies about the Pre-trib Rapture being a new doctrine.

 

A Very Sound message about the antichrist

The mystery of the Rapture

 

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