A Series of Patterns Reflecting the Times!

Commentary By:  Gordon King

Over the past couple of decades, especially this last decade, we have seen a series of patterns of things taking place.  From bridge collapses to train wrecks, from blood-red rivers and lakes to blood-red rains, from mass animal deaths to mass destruction from wildfires, from historical super storms to record-breaking floods.  The point is that we have seen an unprecedented number of unusual events taking place in numbers, in groups, in patterns.  Is there any explanation for this or is it all just happening by chance?

Now we see other patterns taking place such as the rapid moral decline of society, the ushering in of things which are unholy and ungodly.  Increasing chaos and confusion regarding what is right and what is wrong, the smearing of the lines.  The inability of people to make sound decisions, the inability of people to see the truth when it is right in front of their face!  It sounds an awful lot to me like the times of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the days of Noah.  Times when people celebrated what was unrighteous and unholy, when people were unable to differentiate between right and wrong, but instead blurred the lines and called good evil and evil good!

These are the times when life becomes even more difficult for those following Christ, to stand for righteousness when those around you are living for the sake of sin, to try and make sense of what the world says is good, when it melds the truth with lies, when it takes portions of scripture and mixes it with untruths.  It’s not easy being a Christian in today’s world, when the world tells us that we are wrong in our thoughts and beliefs, that we are hateful and arrogant, that we are anything but kind and loving.  It’s not easy being a follower of Christ today when we are to love even those who hate us, to love even our enemies.  It’s not always easy knowing how to treat people when confronted with compromise, when our faith is put to the test, when push comes to shove.  Living in today’s world I can imagine what it must have been like for Lot and his family living in Sodom.

The patterns that we now see taking place in the world around us are growing exponentially, they are rising in number, in strength, and in frequency, just as a woman giving birth.  Immorality is on the rise and is replacing what was righteous, people are being brainwashed into believing many lies such as Socialism is a good form of government, that the world can be healed if we all come together, that we should have open borders, that all religions should come together under one religion, that we should bow down and worship the creation, that we can all choose our own sex, that we can be whomever and whatever we want to be and do whatever we want to do without any repercussions whatsoever!

These things my friends are lies from the pit of hell!  Satan has a way of twisting the truth, of presenting evil as good, and he knows how to entice us into believing lies and making them sound like the truth.  He did it with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and he’s doing it now in the last days!  Satan, the father of all lies, the author of chaos and confusion.

Why is the world so chaotic and confused today?  It’s not by chance my friends, but by design.  Satan planned it that way, to confuse the masses into believing his lies.  He knows that if he can get people to believe lies then he can get people to turn from God!

1 Timothy 4:1-2

Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron

It’s no wonder that so many people don’t know what to believe, that they believe almost anything but the truth.  The world is full of the doctrines of demons my friends, and the doctrines of demons have caused mass chaos and confusion, so much so that people don’t know which way to turn.  Doctrines of demons combined with Political Correctness has caused people to accept all things as good, all things as righteous, and all things as holy, except of course the truth!  And when both of these things enter the church then the church can also become like the world.

These are the dangers in the world, these are the dangers for believers in the world.  Many believers are confused, many don’t know what is right or wrong, nor do they know how to discern the truth from lies, right from wrong, good from evil.  Instead of searching the scriptures and seeking wisdom from God they listen to the world around them telling them what is right and what is wrong!  The world has infiltrated the church, it has influenced godly men and women, it has led them astray and off the right path.  And when pastors in the church also lead the flock astray then many more will fall victim to satanic influence.

All of these things are signs of the times that we are living in, increasing immorality, ungodliness and unholiness, chaos and confusion, the inability of people to make sound decisions, growing apostasy in the church, and increased persecution of Christians and Jews.  They are signs that signify the closeness of Christ’s return, both for the church and at His second coming! 

As time comes even closer to Christ’s return then these things will increase in both frequency and intensity.  Life often repeats itself, and there are patterns in life which signify the times, we must be watching, we must be discerning, we must be ready!

Matthew 24:42-44

Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Don’t be led astray by the world, do not allow the world to influence your beliefs and thoughts.  Read the word of God, study the word of God, know what God says and means, listen to the Lord speak, listen to the Holy Spirit within!

God bless my friends!  Maranatha!