Are These the Last Days?
I believe that we are in the last days of this age. I also believe that there is still a little bit of time left before the Rapture will occur. My reasons for this are as follows---read the whole page, pray about it and see what the Holy Spirit says to you.
Signs and Wonders
There are several places in the Bible that speak of the conditions that will exist on the earth right before Christ returns. Matthew 24:6-8 state: "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.
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows." Luke 21:8-9 "And He said: 'Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He', and 'The time has drawn near.' Therefore do not go after them. But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately."
All you have to do is look in the news and you will see the 'beginning of sorrows' has begun. Major earthquakes, many nations plotting war, etc. Matthew 24:10 is also happening today, even in the church. "And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another."
Just look at how easily people are offended these days, they will sue you just for looking at them the wrong way. Luke 21:25-27 "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Once we see all these things, then the Rapture will happen. We are getting close, keep reading, it's about to get really interesting.
First of all, I believe that God is consistent, that is if He has done something a certain way in the past, then He will probably do the same thing the same way in the future. I refer to the exodus from Egypt by the Israelites. One of the last things that God did for His people before bringing them out of Egypt was prosper them greatly. He caused the Egyptians to want to give their jewelry and gold to the Israelites so that they (the Israelites) would be a wealthy people and have enough to serve them. His people worked for 400 years, God made certain they got paid for it. With interest. It's called taking back what the devil stole. We are about to encounter an exodus the likes of which have never been seen in the history of the earth. God is longsuffering and wants as many people as possible to have an opportunity to be saved before the Rapture and He is pulling out all the stops. Now, I've seen an incredible amount of consensus all across the body of Christ especially in the past year or two preaching with strong enthusiasm about receiving the blessings of God. Of course the main reason is to use this prosperity to complete the task of preaching the Gospel to the ends of the earth. I believe that it is more than just that though, I believe that these times in history are the times where
God is going to really prosper all His people as an example to the unsaved. My thought is that He will do this right before the Rapture, kind of like the last 'good' thing for his people if you know what I mean.
After the Rapture, God begins to pour out His wrath to those left behind as final warnings to come to Christ.
I believe that God wants to allow Christians the opportunity to make a strong 'last stand' to reach millions right before the Rapture. You already see a lot of this taking place now.
Look at the 'megachurches' that are forming all over, the mighty revivals and fantastic missionary trips that are happening, I believe this will increase like an avalanche all across the earth in the next year or so and reach incredible proportions. I believe that very soon Christians will
be standing out from the rest of the crowd in a significant manner that will be visible even to the coldest of hearts. These people
do not know about spiritual things, they have to see something visible and tangible before they get their attention. I believe that
we(Christians) are going to have it so good that all these sinners are going to be asking "hey, what's going on here? I want what you have, tell me how to get it". Here is scripture that backs up what I've been saying...
The book of Joel at the end of Chapter 2 and the beginning of Chapter 3 definitely speaks about the end of the age. Most people start reading on verse 28 and onward-----
And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions, and also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.etc. But did you miss the first sentence of that scripture? It says afterward. After what? Let's read the previous verses to see what must happen first. Joel 2:23-27Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, and He will cause the rain to come down for you-the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. "So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you; and My people shall never be put to shame. Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the Lord your God and there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame.So how about it? Is your threshing floor full of wheat, in other words do you have plenty of whatever you need? Do you feel that you have had years of your life eaten up? Have you gotten them back yet? Do you always have plenty to eat and are you satisfied? Are you ever ashamed or put to shame because you can't do something because you can't afford it?
Let's see what the New Testament has to say. Acts 3:19-21 "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began."You see, we, the church of Christ are holding back the Rapture until we get this message. We have to believe and receive these times of refreshing and so that the restoration of all things can occur. In other words, Until we take back what the devil has stolen from us, Christ cannot come.
The good news is, we're starting to get the message. Remember all those 'megachurches' I spoke about? Folks, this is the most exciting time in the history of the world. This is the time we finally whip up on Satan, take back the dominion that belongs to us, our heritage and our Lord can come claim His bride.
I believe that now the body of Christ is waking up. I'm excited because once this comes to pass, then the Rapture can occur at any time.
One final question I'm sure a lot of people will have and that is, where is all this prosperity going to come from? Ecclesiastes 2:26 answers that question.
For God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in his sight; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting, that he may give to him who is good before God.
How about you? Are you ready?
How can I be ready for the end?
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