The End Times or Not?

End Times

Commentary By:  Gordon King

For almost four years now I have been warning people of coming disaster, of the end times, and the closeness of Christ’s return.  Yet it seems that there are many believers out there who don’t hold the same beliefs that I or other Christians do.

I believe that we are living in the last days, that bible prophecy is coming to pass right before our very eyes, and that Christ will come in the clouds to rapture the church.

Jesus Christ Himself warned us of the signs of the times, of the coming disasters that would happen just prior to His return to earth.  The apostles told us about what the world would be like during these times and also gave us many signs to watch for.  The old testament prophets also gave us signs and warnings of the end times or the last days.

The point is, do we believe what the bible tells us, or do we ignore it because we don’t want to see it happen?  Perhaps some just don’t believe everything they read in scripture?  If you don’t believe all of it, then why believe any of it?  Or perhaps they believe it, yet don’t think that it’s happening now.  Perhaps they have no interest in it, as long as they are saved then that’s good enough!

If it were important enough for Jesus Christ to speak to us about it then it is very important!  It is something which we must learn, know, and be aware of.

The most important bible prophecy of the old testament which indicates that we are living in the end times is the restoration of Israel as a nation.  Most of the other end time prophecies could not even occur until this happens, and it already did!  The following are only a couple of verses regarding the rebirth of Israel as a nation, there are many more.

Jeremiah 16:14-15

“Therefore behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord, “that it shall no more be said, ‘The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ 15 but, ‘The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers.

Isaiah 11:11-12

It shall come to pass in that day
That the Lord shall set His hand again the second time
To recover the remnant of His people who are left,
From Assyria and Egypt,
From Pathros and Cush,
From Elam and Shinar,
From Hamath and the islands of the sea.

12 He will set up a banner for the nations,
And will assemble the outcasts of Israel,
And gather together the dispersed of Judah
From the four corners of the earth.

This is not the regathering of Israel after the Babylonian captivity, but the second regathering of Israel after they were driven out of their land by the Romans in 70 AD.  These Jews were regathered from the four corners of the earth, not only Babylon!

Matthew 24:32-34

Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.

The fig tree represents the nation of Israel (Jeremiah 24).  Well, this could not happen until Israel was once again regathered as a nation, and in 1948 Israel was reborn as a nation.  And this generation shall not pass away until all these things take place.  What things is Jesus talking about?  The end of the age and the Great Tribulation, then the second coming of Christ.  He is telling us to watch for the signs, to look and be ready, to discern the signs of the times and to know that His return is near, even at the doors!

So now we see the increase in immorality, the degradation of societies, the increase in war and rumors of wars, earthquakes in various places, and deception running amok!  Not only do we see these things, but we see them increasing in intensity and at a faster speed.  Just as a snowball rolling down a hill, the further along it gets it picks up more snow and grows in size, yet it also picks up more speed, faster and faster down the hill until eventually it will hit a tree an explode!  Not a very good analogy, however, it does seem to fit the bill, as a woman in labor, with increasing contractions and labor pains, speeding up over time and increasing in intensity, until finally a baby is born.

This is what the end times are like, increased signs with increased intensity, until finally the end will come.

Like frogs placed into a pot of lukewarm water, as the heat is turned up the frogs eventually die from being cooked to death, without them even knowing it.  Isn’t this how it is today?  People unaware of what is going on around them, slowly being deceived, drawn into a state of confusion and the belief that all is well.  Not knowing that things are getting worse, and that the end of time as we know it is at hand, then before they know it the end!

Many will come in the last days mocking and scoffing at those warning about the end of time and the soon return of the Lord.  The apostle Peter wrote about this.

2 Peter 3:1-9

Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 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.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

The apostle Paul wrote in his letter to Timothy about how men’s hearts would be in these last days.

2 Timothy 3:1-5

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

 And isn’t it true that this is how the world looks today?!  Aren’t people of the world becoming more and more like this as time goes on?  I see it happening daily and becoming even more like this each day that passes us by.

So as believers in Jesus Christ we are to be true to our faith and trust in God.  We are to do the work of an evangelist and perform God’s will on earth.

2 Timothy 4:1-5

I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

Scripture tells us to be an evangelist.  It tells us to preach the word and to be ready in season and out of season.  For the time is coming when people will not endure sound doctrine but according to their own desires.  I say that we are in those days now!  People twist the truth and make it out to be what they desire.

The apostle Paul tells us to be watchful in all things!  This includes the signs of the times and the soon return of Jesus Christ!  The word of God includes all of the word of God, not only what we pick and choose. 

The signs of the times are upon us, scoffers and mockers are out in numbers, and the persecution of the church is in motion.  America is on a downfall, beginning with the Supreme court decision in 1962 to remove prayer from public schools, to the Roe versus Wade decision in 1973 to legalize abortion, to the recent legalization of gay marriage in 2015.  Since the inception of abortion in America, over 50 million lives have been taken.  Since the removal of prayer from schools, immorality has been on the rise and violence in schools has increased dramatically, with mass school shootings and the dumbing down of America.  And now the decision to legalize gay marriage has degraded what it means to be married and is attempting to destroy the institution of marriage itself!  Not only that, but now we are witnessing the United States government condemning and judging believers for following their faith, coming against the children of God Almighty!

America is headed for coming judgment, just as the Jews were judged when they rebelled against God.  They were attacked by the ungodly and driven from their homeland, not once, but twice!  The Jews, God’s chosen people have suffered for thousands of years because of their straying away from God, for worshiping false idols, and living not as God commanded them, but as the world lives.

ISIS killing, torturing, raping women and children, burning people alive, these are signs of the times.  Leaders of the world unwilling to admit or say that this group of people are in any way related to or following the religion of Islam.  A sign of the times and a growing deception in the world.

Nations coming against and threatening the very existence of Israel, a sign of the times.  The increased persecution of Christians around the world, a sign of the times!

These are all signs of the times folks, signs that the end is near, that the Great Tribulation will begin soon, and that the second coming of Christ is even at the doors!  These are only a few of the signs of the times, there are many more of which we should be aware of and pay careful attention to.

Do not be deceived, do not be led astray!  Follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, know what He is telling you, ask for wisdom and understanding.  There will be many who seek to deceive and twist the truth, many who seek to devour like ravenous wolves in sheep’s clothing.  Read and study the word of God, know what scripture tells us, and live as God wants us to live.

God bless my friends!  Maranatha!

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24 comments

  1. Christchild

    Dear uncle King,
    Jesus loves you.
    Let me share a happy news with you. I have told you that Christ speaks to me, haven’t I? Yes.
    Listen, in Revelation 7 and Revelation 14, we have read about the sealed and redeemed 144,000 chosen children of Israel.
    The sealing is going on.
    I must tell you, that I too am among the sealed.
    Before my Lord sealed me, I did not know a word about the Bible.
    I attend a Catholic church, but I now read a KJV.
    I listen to my Yeshua who alone is my Rabbi.
    Just as soon as you published your post, my Lord pushed me to the computer to read what you have written.
    Beloved uncle, I am a child. But this is a true word of inncocence.
    The Spirit of Christ is my testimony. I belong to the tribe of Judah.
    And it is true. Christ has warned me about a war soon.
    I do not know much theologically. I still haven’t read my Bible completely.
    I was told by my Lord about this.
    It has been months since this happened. (I was sleeping.)
    I love you.
    Aby.

    • Gordon King

      Thanks for your comments Christchild!

      I am not sure why you are calling me uncle? Perhaps a sign of respect?

      The way I understand scripture the 144,000 Jews will be sealed during the Tribulation period, and we are not there yet.

      God loves us, He loves all of us! We must make sure that we are walking according to His will.

      God bless!

      • Christchild

        Dear brother King,
        Jesus loves you.
        This is how you must understand the scripture. Christ died so that there would be no longer a Jew or a Gentile. Also the truth of God gathering his chosen from all ends of the world has a true significance at this time and in the times to come. Israel was scattered but God would not let a single Israelite be sifted.
        The new Israelites are all over the world redeemed by the blood of the lamb and sanctified in faith. It is the true meaning.
        So why do you think the sealed are Jews,
        when the true Judaism is in Christ alone?
        Beloved, the tribulation is about to come.
        The sealing is before, and not during the tribulation. My authority is Christ.
        Now is the time.
        God bless you.
        I love you.
        Aby.

  2. Andi Garcia

    You have done what you’re supposed to, you’ve warned people, and sometimes it’s easier for people not to acknowledge the truth. They think that if they don’t acknowledge that it can’t be true. I applaud your efforts. Keep it up G!
    😊👍👏💪❤☝

  3. christine

    Lift up your eyes for your redemption draweth nigh!
    I have recognised recently that all the Bible believing Christians I am in contact with through blogs and sites such as yours are all warning and urgently saying the same things and the general consensus is that Jesus will very soon return for His Church and that we must be urgent now in preaching the Gospel and warning without reservation even if we don’t think someone will hear or it will bring trouble to us we must not fear to do it but trust the Lord .. I have been posting loads of things on facebook and no one except one regular antagonist comments but in faith I believe the posts are being read because they are so controversial people do not want to show support . I am being faithful in prayer for these 76 people and in posting what I believe the Lord leads me to do. I am posting a lot about world globalisation, false teaching in churches, and the antichrist ruler to come soon. There is a lot of confusion in Britain because of Brexit and many young people are protesting about leaving the EU so warning of what is to come and asking them if they are saved and telling them how they may be saved. I believe we will soon be called to rise up and come away with The Lord. I have burnt my boats and my contacts on facebook now know what I believe will come to pass and their silence speaks volumes, no more likes, comments, invitations,messages, phone calls or friendly chats……Silence!

    God bless you and Maranatha!
    Christine

    • Gordon King

      Thanks Christine!

      The world is becoming darker, and as our light shines brighter, there will be many who run from it. I truly believe that the time we are now in is a time of dividing, that’s how close we are. A time when true believers will be divided from those who merely say that they are believers, yet they never knew Christ! Also a time when those lost will either come to Christ or further rebel against Him.

      It’s a difficult time for us as true believers in Jesus Christ, a time like no other. We must always remember that God is with us, He will never leave us or forsake us! It is not us who can do these things but God living within us, the power of the Holy Spirit.

      I think that Britain leaving the EU is a good thing, and I also believe that it plays a vital role in the end times scenario. Another piece of the prophetic puzzle.

      Keep up the good work for the Lord! God bless! Maranatha!

  4. Daveed 308

    Shalom Gordon, What you have said is absolute truth every word. I run a community on G+ called !”Jew and Gentile Walking in Harmony” I am also a moderator for the Two Preachers community and a member of two others, the Lord put on my heart to post all the End Time Scriptures on these Communities, I believe as a warning to the believers that time is short, very short indeed, I felt either they didn’t want to know or they believe that we are in the end times but not as close that we have said. When we leave our front door onto our street what do we see, we see what is around us and ignore the world and the thought is “all is ok”, but it is not ok, the signs are there, the signs are every where right across this planet. keep up the good work Gordon. May I copy this blog and post in on my community with nothing altered.

    • Gordon King

      Thanks for your comments Daveed!

      I write what I see and know about the word of God. I write it as the Holy Spirit leads me. And it is written that there will be scoffers in the last days!

      As I was filled with the Holy Spirit about 4 years ago, the Lord showed me these things. He opened my eyes to the closeness of His return and the signs of the times. He led me to share the good news and to warn people of the coming times.

      Of course you may share this with your community.

      God bless! Maranatha!

  5. Lou Ann Smith

    I am a Catholic and I read your website almost daily and this is the truth. Catholics believe this to be true too, at least those who listen to the word of God. Our countries problem is many, many are far away from our Lord and don’t care about what is going on in the world. They only care about the moment they live in and the materialistic world they think makes them happy. I see Satan moving at a faster speed than ever before. Repent now and come to Jesus. He is waiting patiently for you, but for how much longer is the question? God will not be mocked with our little ones being chopped up in the womb, the homosexual marriages taking place, the liars and deceivers in the political world, etc…Evil abounds, pray for the world.

  6. annime5

    Well written Gordon. ..I agree we need to warn as many as we can and bring the good news of the Gospel to as many people as possible. ..I also know how difficult it is to bring the word to people especially family they think I’m crazy but still we need to try. ..Gordon brexit is definitely going to play a part in these end times. .I don’t know if you remember. .I wrote in one of the comments to you about my lodgers mobile phone that the time and date and year had changed when I researched the date it was bombs going off in Ireland and Gordon it was called. . (BLACK FRIDAY ) That was a couple of months ago that I wrote to you. ..long before brexit. ..as soon as I saw what they called it ..I knew then it was what God was trying to tell me …so brexit has definitely more to do in the end times ..these are my thoughts. …God Bless Maranatha Speed The Day

  7. SweetJava

    Well said Gordon, Amen.
    The light (Goodness, the Word) cannot be imprisoned by darkness (evil, the power of).
    Knowing God loves us so much gives us the courage, fortitude, HOPE to endure the trials. Not giving up at the least or worst discomfort, but believe in the depth of His love. He is always with us! There is an escape and that’s through faith in Yeshua, our salvation.

    God is Spirit! We’re called to be born again, born in the spirit, the Spirit of God. We were created spirit (the likeness of God) born in the flesh, until the fall where we separated from the light. (And all of us fall at one time or another.) Jesus is the way to get back to being born again of the Spirit; redemption.
    John 6:33 “the true bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” Jesus Christ is the true Light of the World! Let’s open ourselves to the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Love, producing His fruits…
    Gal. 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,”
    Eph. 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit [ light ] is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

    Our faith is in knowing how special we are to God and whatever happens our faith will endure because of it. Believe John 3:16! Proclaim it to the world by our fruits. We all need to examine ourselves…daily…whether we lack faith, gut felt faith that no matter what is thrown at us, what happens in our lives our faith WILL carry us through it all. Because Jesus is our focus and our trust.
    The end times are not only here, but are intensifying, the signs are all around us for those who choose to see; as you state time again Gordon, let’s be ready and stand for righteousness..
    God bless us all. Maranatha!

    Thank you Gordon, may God continue to inspire you, greatly. God bless.

  8. David Montaigne

    Great article! A world lacking empathy and compassion – lacking LOVE for each other and for the Lord – this lack of love is our core problem and I encourage everyone to consider consciously working at being more loving…

    As for the end times… I have devoted years of research to studying the the astronomical, historical, scriptural (and many other) clues on timing these events. I could be totally wrong, but in case my conclusions help encourage anyone to prepare themselves – physically, mentally, and/or spiritually – consider the possibility that we are already in the final years of history as we know it – and that it is possible we will soon see major economic collapse and election shenanigans leading to martial law and dictatorship right here in Mystery Babylon, as I described in my last two books:

      End Times and 2019

      Antichrist 2016-2019: Mystery Babylon, Barack Obama & the Islamic Caliphate

    • Gordon King

      Thanks David!

      The world as we have known it in the past is gone forever! We are living in the end times, the time just before the return of Jesus Christ, His second coming.

      God bless! Maranatha!

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