Commentary By: Gordon King
Jesus commanded as Christians to be aware, to watch and wait for his return. The time is close, even at hand. We are living in the end times. The time and the season for the return of our precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to return for his children.
These times are evil and dark. The world is embracing this evil and rejecting the truth of God Almighty. With each passing day the world is getting darker and darker. Good, moral and righteous values are quickly being overtaken by the wicked and sinful.
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!“
This is exactly what we are seeing each and everyday. Christian values and morals are now thought of as evil. It is happening each day. The world has been transformed into believing so many lies and untruths.
2 Timothy 3:1-5
Perilous Times and Perilous Men
“3 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”
Hmmm….I think this sounds an awful lot like the world we live in today.
Lovers of themselves…yes, lovers of money…yes, boasters…yes, proud…yes, blasphemers…yes, disobedient to parents…yes, unthankful…yes, unholy…yes, unloving…yes, unforgiving…yes, slanderers…yes, without self-control…yes,…brutal…yes, despisers of good…yes, traitors…yes, headstrong…yes, haughty…yes, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God…yes, having a form of godliness but denying its power…yes!
Wow! I would say yes, yes, yes to all of the above. With a doubt or any hesitation, YES!
God has given us many signs to watch for his coming and the end of the age. We all know of earthquakes, floods, droughts, famine, plagues, disease, wars and rumors of wars. Not only do we know about them, but we all see them increasing in both intensity and numbers. More and more people are being killed and displaced by these disasters. Wars and rumors of wars haunt us daily.
“4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 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. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.”
We also are seeing other signs on earth and in the heavens. Blood red rain, rivers, lakes and oceans. Mass animal deaths of unexplainable etiology. Strange sounds, unidentifiable lights in the sky, meteors, solar flares, blood-red moons. Many other unusual events, while they may not seem unusual taken as separate events, when put together they are very unusual. Collapsing bridges, bus crashes, train crashes, plane crashes, building explosions, building collapses.
While we have many, many signs to alert us to the times we are in, I believe that we are about to see miracles happen. Miracles from God. I think that we are about to see God performing miraculous signs and wonders throughout the world. Why do I think this? I cannot say for sure, but, I just feel it. I sense that God is about to perform some miraculous feats. I am not prophesying anything. Just a feeling that I have. I cannot say for certain what miracles, but I believe that healing is one of them, revival of the church another. I feel the Holy Spirit moving. It feels like he is getting restless and ready to move.
On the other hand, I also believe that we are going to see signs and wonders from the wicked, unbelieving, false prophets. We must be aware and stay on guard against this. For they are filled with deceiving spirits. Satan is working hard and as time gets closer to the return of Christ, he will be working overtime. He wants to stop as many people as he can from accepting Jesus, and pull Christians away from the Lord. False prophets are arising leading people away from the truth into darkness. Beware of the apostate church!
24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
The evil in the world is being exposed, and as time goes on more of it will be exposed to the light. Yet, most people are so deceived that they will not recognize what is good and what is evil.
I pray for the protection of the saints and the salvation of the lost. Amen God bless! 🙂