Christian Freedom International is reporting that a Christian is being martyred every 5 minutes, in the world.
In Israel, Moslems and Jews have been clashing at the Temple Mount for the last week, with no let-up in sight….at least until The High Holy Days are fulfilled.
Russia is now in Syria and gaining a strategic foot-hold….making Israel very nervous.
The Pope is coming to America next week to be Adored and Introduced as a World Leader on the World Political Stage.
Immigrants fleeing ISIS are trashing Europe, as they go. Their frustration at not being warmly received and given all they need is resulting in clashes with military and civilians alike. As they leave a trail of trash, in their wake, the E.U. is re-thinking their ‘Open Arms’ policy.
One Imam says ‘Muslim migrants should breed with Europeans to conquer their countries.’ Croatia just sealed their borders.
Iran is ramping up its Nuclear ambitions and openly condemning The Great Satan: America, even as our politicians are trying to show how nice we can be toward them.
There has been a punishing Dust Storm in Israel for the last few weeks….coupled with destructive down-pours of rain which some view as a ‘strange (ominous) phenomena,’ occurring as it has on their High Holy Days.
A strange cloud has appeared in the sky, over Costa Rico
There have been strange lights in the skies over Eastern Russia.
One city in Iran has reported Summer temperatures reaching 164 degrees.
And Rabbi Cahn apparently has Another Revelation from God [SidRoth.org “It’s Supernatural!”]
Surely we are in The Last Days and Jesus is telegraphing The End of the Age! Or, so goes the hype (excuse me: logic).
This is American Christianity, in the Digital Age! Information is as available as the oxygen we breath (another biblical prophecy Dan. 12:4) and there are few ‘controls’ to help determine what is and what is not Junk!
What is ‘Junk’ is the uncontrolled flow of speculation regarding biblical prophecy and what constitutes Christianity. It didn’t used to be this way. It used to be that Churches controlled for these sorts of spiritual hyperbole. Today, however, it is from the Churches that most of it springs!!
This, too, is a Sign of The Times. Paul warned…. “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. II Tim. 3:1-7
When everyone is looking to the heavens for Signs; to Global Events as Signs; to Social Events as Signs….Look To The Church! When those who have been entrusted with The Word of God are confused, gullible and enamored of the spectacular, you know The End is Near!
There are NO “signs” preceding the Rapture of The Church.
There are NO “signs” preceding coming of The Man of Sin, unless you consider The Rapture.
The biblical “signs” we love to preach about and for which we look all concern The Events of The Great Tribulation. Even the actual coming of Christ to Earth occurs WITHOUT signs! [Jesus Mark 8:12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.]
And, again…(Matt. 16:4) A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas.]
Signs were provided to point to the coming of The Messiah! After that, only the ‘sign of Jonas’ is available: That Jesus was 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of the Earth….An event and circumstance critical to what we call ‘Salvation.’ Nothing else matters! Nothing else pertains to believers!
World Events are fascinating to watch and talk about. World Events foreshadow future events, as they are described in the Bible. But World Events are for The World! When they begin to dominate our time and color our thinking with doom and gloom, or with an unhealthy anticipation….we have crossed over into foolishness and wasteful effort.
WATCH! WAIT! But Keep Busy With That Which Is of Greatest Importance: 1. your testimony as a Believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, and 2. your faithful witness with The Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Everything else is Window Dressing, at best, and Distraction, at worst.