So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors!

Commentary By:  Gordon King

Jesus Christ warned us of what is to come before His second coming in Matthew 24, He gave us signs to watch for which signify the closeness of His return.

Matthew 24:33

So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors!”

He spoke about the parable of the fig tree, which I believe represent the nation of Israel once again becoming a nation and being prosperous.  But I also believe that He is telling us that when these things begin to happen as a tree putting forth buds then our redemption draws near.  He spoke about very specific things happening with increased frequency and intensity which signify the closeness of His coming, of the Day approaching.

Matthew 24:4-14

And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.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.For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.All these are the beginning of sorrows.

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”

The very first thing that Jesus told His disciples was to beware of, to listen and pay attention so that no one deceives you.  I believe that this is one of the major signs of the end times, one of the signs that is so often overlooked by Christians.  Yet, we were warned over and over again about deception, about false Christs and false prophets, about wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Matthew 7:15

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”

2 Peter 2:1

“But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.”

2 Corinthians 11:13

“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.”

1 Timothy 4:1

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,”

Matthew 24:24

“For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.”

We must be vigilant not to deceive ourselves as well.

1 John 1:8

“If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

James 1:22

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”

There are many in this world who walk as enemies of Christ, and therefore enemies of Christians.

Philippians 3:18-19

“For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.”

They seek the things of this world, on earthly things, and the love of the truth is not in them!  This is where we are in the world today my friends, the increasing battle of the cross of Christ, the increasing battle against Christians, the increasing battle against the truth!

Jesus told us that when we see these things begin to happen then look up for your redemption draws near!

Luke 21:28

Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

The Elite in this world have a plan, and that plan is derived from whom they follow, their god, their father, Satan!

John 8:44

You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”

Do you ever wonder why the mainstream media continues to lie, to twist the truth, to hide the truth?  It’s because they follow their father the devil, he does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him!  He is a liar and the father of it, and they do as he does.

Satan has a grand plan, a scheme, and he uses those who follow him to carry it out in the physical realm, just as God has a plan and uses us as believers to help carry it out in the physical realm.  Satan has used this Coronavirus pandemic as part of his plan and it seems to be working!  A Grand Deception!

Satan wants control, control of the world, control of the masses of people living in the world, and what better way than to instill fear into everyone’s hearts?  This is what he has done for the most part, instill fear and then control, once he has control then he can institute more and more of his plan with less and less resistance because the majority of people are following along with it!

Don’t believe me?  Why was the entire world locked down for a virus which really isn’t much different than any other virus that we have had before?  The facts are that the death rate of this virus is very, very low, in fact less than one percent of those infected, probably even less!  Yet, he was able to instill fear, mass fear and panic in the world, hence, control over the people, mass control!

The global elite have taken this virus and turned it into a crisis, they have taken control of the economy, of business, of healthcare, of our daily lives.  They have forced people to remain locked down in their homes, forced us to wear face masks, forced us to conform to their plan.  All of this under the guise of staying safe and healthy, and the masses of people ate it up!  People are in fear of what is coming, men’s hearts are failing them for what is coming upon the world!  And when people are in fear then this is when they are most easily controlled, this is when they most easily give up their rights, their liberties, their freedoms!

All of this is leading to the formation of a One World Government my friends, a government which will be led one day by the Antichrist!  They tell us that this is a global problem and as such we need a global answer, that we need one answer for all, that we are all in this together and as such we need a one world government to listen and answer to.  If we are this close to seeing the formation of such a government then how close are we to the beginning of the Tribulation period?

It’s deception my friends, deception on a grand scale, deception like we have never seen before!  We were told by Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior to not be deceived, that in the last days there would be much deception, that evil spirits will come dressed as angels of light, that there would be ravenous wolves dressed in sheep’s clothing.

I don’t know about you but I see it so clearly!  It’s as if the pages of the bible were actually coming to life right before our very eyes, and they are my friends, they are!  And when we see these things begin to happen then look up for our redemption draws near!  When we see all of these things then know that it is even at the door!

Our redemption, the rapture of the church, it’s drawing near, it is even at the door!  Watch and be ready, we are commanded to do so.  Do not be deceived, do not let anyone tell you different!

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4

Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”

The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, just what does that mean?  It means the rapture of the church my friends, the Rapture of the Church!!!  Do not let anyone deceive you by any means, for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first.  What is this falling away?  I for one believe that it is the apostasy of the church.  That many in the church will fall away from the faith, what else could it be? Many believe that it means the rapture itself, but that makes no sense whatsoever.  Then it would read: “The rapture will not come unless the rapture comes first”.  However, if it does mean the apostasy of the church then it would read: “The rapture will not come unless the apostasy of the church comes first”.  Which makes more sense?  Do not be deceived!

First the falling away, then the rapture of the church, then the revealing of the Antichrist.  The following verses explain that the lawless one will be revealed once “He who now restrains” is taken out of the way.  I also believe that He who now restrains is the Holy Spirit filled church.  This all makes complete sense.  Once the rapture of the church happens (He who now restrains is taken out of the way) then the Antichrist will be revealed, hence, the beginning of the Tribulation period.

2 Thessalonians 2:7-12

For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

What is the lie that they will believe because God sends them strong delusion?  I believe that the lie is that the Antichrist who is possessed by Satan is God!  They will in fact worship Satan!

I believe that the rapture of the church is very, very close, even at the door my friends!  I believe that it could occur at any time, any time!  And I also believe that we are very, very close to the beginning of the Tribulation period and the revealing of the Antichrist.

Things in this world will get worse until after the second coming of Jesus Christ.  Many people, even many Christians believe that the world will get better, but the bible doesn’t teach us that, in fact just the opposite!  No where in scripture does it say that things will get any better until the second coming of Jesus Christ, they will in fact get much, much worse!

Jesus Christ has gone to prepare a place for us, that where He is we shall be also!  That means heaven my friends, heaven!

John 14:2-3

In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

The only way for any of us to get to heaven is by being born-again.  And we can only get to heaven if we are raptured or die before His second coming.  Once Jesus Christ comes back a second time we will be here on earth with Him, not in a place in the third heaven.  However, with that being said, He is also preparing the New Jerusalem for us, and perhaps this is the place in heaven that He is talking about, I don’t know for sure.  But I do know that the New Jerusalem will come down to earth at His second coming, or at least be somewhere just above the earth.  Either way it’s at the door!

God bless my friends!  Maranatha!

2 thoughts on “So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors!

  1. I believe this also – like you said, it’s like the pages of the Bible are coming alive. But His word is alive as the Bible says. Hebrews 4:12, NIV: “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

    This is it–we are at the final/last days. Ask the Lord for forgiveness and repent, “Jesus forgive me of my sins, I believe you died for my sins and that God raised you from the dead.”

    His return is imminent – any day now.

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