(Mat 24:36) But of that day and hour no one knows, no, not the angels of Heaven, but only My Father.
Anyone who has been watching Christian TV, read Christian magazines, or visited various Christian websites. There has been a lot of attention to End Time Prophecies. You are probably familiar with some of the popular preachers and teachers who specialize in this area. There has been a lot of talk about this particular period we are currently in. Some feel that there is End Time significance to the Pope’s visit to America and his meeting with President Obama. We are also in the season of Jubilee. Then this weekend there will be super or as many refer to it a blood moon. I’ve always found End Time Prophecy to be interesting and I feel that the Lord is soon to come.
It’s worth noting how many so called End Time Prophecy experts tend to tie their observations and opinions to the conservative agenda. Some tie President Obama to their various predictions. In my personal studies unlike some End Time experts I have found no mention of America in End Time Prophecy. I don’t consider myself an expert and could be wrong. What I do know is that God’s word does provide us with clues as to events that will lead up to the Lord’s return. (Mat 24:3) And as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the world?(Mat 24:4) And Jesus answered and said to them, Take heed that no man deceive you.(Mat 24:5) For many will come in My name, saying, I am Christ, and will deceive many. (Mat 24:6) And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled, for all these things must occur; but the end is not yet. (Mat 24:7) For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines and pestilences and earthquakes in different places. (Mat 24:8) All these are the beginning of sorrows. It’s worth noting that Jesus said the aforementioned events would be the beginning of sorrows.
(Mat 24:11) And many false prophets will rise and deceive many. (Mat 24:12) And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many will become cold. As we hear all the various prophecies and predictions Jesus has already warned us that there would be many false prophets. Dates come and go with many prophecies and predictions not being fulfilled. Yet people continue to buy books, DVD’s, and send donations to these same people. I feel that most if not all of the current prophecies and predictions are going to fall flat. God has not revealed anything to me it is just my opinion. I base it on the fact that when we study scripture I cannot ever recall reading where a prophet profited from their prophecies. God’s warnings to his people throughout scripture came without any price. You didn’t have to give the prophets of old a special offering in order for you to get their latest prophecy on scroll. We live in a society where many have grown indifferent and cold when it comes to true Christianity and God’s word.
Signs are everywhere letting us know that the end is probably much sooner than most think. However as Christians while it’s exciting watching scripture unfolding before our eyes. We should be working that much harder doing the Master’s work. Jesus said as much (Mat 24:45) Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Lord has made ruler over His household, to give them food in due season? (Mat 24:46) Blessed is that servant whom his Lord shall find him doing so when He comes. While scripture does provide us with information as to what the world will look like when the Lord returns. (Mat 24:36) But of that day and hour no one knows, no, not the angels of Heaven, but only My Father. (Mat 24:37) But as the days of Noah were, so shall be the coming of the Son of Man. (Mat 24:38) For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered into the ark. (Mat 24:39) And they did not know until the flood came and took them all away. So also will be the coming of the Son of Man.
I believe after all of the predictions and prophecies fall flat the world will most likely grow even colder and unbelieving. The Apostle Peter gives us insight (2Pe 3:3) First, knowing this, that there will come in the last days scoffers walking according to their own lusts (2Pe 3:4) and saying, Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation. (Mat 24:44) Therefore you also be ready, for in that hour you think not, the Son of Man comes. In Matthew Jesus is speaking to his disciples at the same time he’s speaking to us. Should all the current predictions and prophecies fall flat even many Christians may become lax. It is so important to do our best each and every day making sure we are about the Masters’ business in case you don’t know here is what he’s concerned with.
Many Evangelical Christians are very critical of the Catholic Church and the Pope. However the Pope is actually spot on when it comes to the mission of the church. Our main goal is to spread the Gospel and follow the mandate that Jesus is so concerned about. (Mat 25:34) Then the King shall say to those on His right hand, Come, blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.(Mat 25:35) For I was hungry, and you gave me food; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you took Me in; (Mat 25:36) I was naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me. (Mat 25:37) Then the righteous shall answer Him, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungry, and fed You? Or thirsty, and gave You drink? (Mat 25:38) When did we see You a stranger, and took You in? Or naked, and clothed You? (Mat 25:39) Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and came to You? (Mat 25:40) And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brothers, you have done it to Me. We are definitely living in a very exciting time as daily scripture is being fulfilled right before our eyes. Let’s double even triple our efforts to spread the Gospel and help those who need our help as The Master expects us to. Be Encouraged and Blessed Minister Mike.