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The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age

So they asked Him, saying, "Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?, Luke 21:7 NKJV.

First of all my friend, take heed that you are not deceived - meaning beware of the chief priests and the scribes, together with the elders of the church  who teach that the kingdom of God will appear immediately.

But to show that it’s not immediate, Jesus told the parable of the talents and said: "A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, 'Do business till I come.' Luke 19:12-13.

Same with the Lord; he went far my friend, to receive for himself a kingdom, but He will obviously come back soon. 

In the parable of the wicked vinedressers, we know that He "went into a far country for a long time" Luke 20:9.

He won’t come back until He has given you and me chance to do business, and not before iniquity is plentiful. 

Apostle Paul said, be, "not be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God." 2 Thessalonians 2:2-4.

A falling away must come first, and the man of sin must be revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is worshiped.

So what  season are we in?

It’s a time where some church leaders are preaching a lot of porky lies, and heresy. And Jesus said beware of those who teach that the kingdom of God will appear immediately. Beware of evil workers; wicked vinedressers, and wicked husbandmen.

Also, 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." Luke 21:8. 

Many will come or arise announcing themselves as prophets and apostles saying, 'The time has come.' But don't believe them folks.

Don’t panic because of wars either - wars must come, but the end is not yet come my friend. 

Some are asking, how about the persecution of believers, isn’t it good proof (sign) that it is the end of the age? 

Jesus said, persecution, “it shall turn to you for a testimony." Luke 21:13. He said, you shall be betrayed, hated, arrested or killed for my name's sake, but, still is no sign that it’s the end. "In your patience possess ye your souls" Luke 21:19 - Don’t panic.

But, here is the sign, when you see this happening, the powers of heaven shaken, "then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory." Luke 21:27

He said when ye see these things come to pass, (signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear) then know that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

Then he said, "Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away." Luke 21:32-33.

And I love this last part;

"But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man." Luke 21:34-36.

Take heed my friend, and watch!

God bless you,

Laurence 

www.muzembi.org - Simple Gospel Summation 




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