Commentary By: Gordon King
The world has been inundated with signs that the closeness of Christ’s return for His bride is near, even at the door! Many of these signs have been around for hundreds if not thousands of years, but this time there is a major difference.
First of all, we must remember that the nation of Israel must have once again become a nation, not necessary for the rapture of the church, but necessary for the Tribulation period, and that my friends happened in 1948. This tells us that the Tribulation period is close, and if it’s close and the rapture has not yet occurred then the rapture is even that much closer!
Other signs of the closeness of Christ’s return are happening now, not only are they happening but they are increasing in both frequency and intensity, and this is the major difference between these things happening for hundreds of years and now, in these end times.
Jesus warned us of what will happen just before His return for the church and His second coming.
“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.
9 “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.”
Deception plays a key role in the end times, and we as a people are being deceived more than ever before in history! This whole coronavirus pandemic is a deception, the so-called “vaccine” and the plan to mitigate it are deceptions, the Social Justice Movement is a deception, Critical Race Theory is a deception, the idea that there are many different sexes is a deception, etc, etc. Many who come in the name of Christ are also deceiving many, they are pushing the narrative of the LEFT with the “plandemic”, they are also agreeing that there is more than one way to heaven, they are following the world instead of Jesus Christ!
Wars and Rumors of wars, this is happening at an accelerated pace, as nations rise against nations and threats of war loom across the globe. This is especially true since the Biden regime has weakened America and destroyed her from being the world’s leading superpower, both economically and militarily.
Famines are not only here and growing, but the threat of famine is growing exponentially, as reports of crops being destroyed, droughts, wildfires, and farmers unable to keep up with world demand.
According to the UN:
Pestilence is here, just look at the Covid-19 plandemic, whether it is man-made or not it’s here, and there are also a number of new and emerging diseases coming on the scene.
Here a just a some of the diseases currently in the world according to the WHO:
Covid-19, Yellow Fever, Hepatitis E, Ebola Virus, Cholera, Dengue Fever, Vaccine-derived Poliovirus, Monkey Pox, Zika Virus, Plague, Nipah Virus, Meningitis, Marburg Virus, MERS, Avian Influenza, Rift Valley Fever; and many, many more, in fact there are thousands of diseases in the world today, tens of thousands!
Earthquakes of intense magnitude are intensifying and becoming more frequent, as are other natural disasters around the world, including but not limited to volcanic eruptions, sink holes, flooding, wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes and tropical storms, etc.
Most of these things have happened in the past hundreds or even thousands of years, but now they are all here at the same time and increasing in frequency and intensity, but it doesn’t stop there!
Jesus also told us that lawlessness would abound, that the love of many would grow cold.
“And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.“
The apostle Paul also warned us of these things in his letters to Timothy, he warned us of perilous times in the last days.
2 Timothy 3:1-5
“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!”
This is also exactly how we see the world today my friends, and it’s getting worse by the day! But wait, there’s more! In the last days we are told that people will turn away from the faith, this is apostasy!
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,”
Some will depart from the faith, that means that they once believed but no longer do, this my friends is apostasy. Not only do they depart from the faith, but they also give heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons!
2 Timothy 4:3-4
“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; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”
This is now happening in the church at an alarming rate! Many who claim to be believers in Jesus Christ have turned away from the truth and instead heap up for themselves teachers who teach fables and lies! They no longer believe the truth, they believe that Jesus Christ is not the only way, they do not believe in the miracles of the bible, nor the history of the bible. This my friends is apostasy!
Not only do many in the church fall away from the truth of scripture, but they are pushing and promoting the ways of the world, this is a great apostasy of the church as we were also warned about by the apostle Paul.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
“Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 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. 3 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, 4 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.”
I believe that this falling away is the apostasy of the church in the last days, the days before the rapture of the church! This letter to the church of the Thessalonians was to inform them of what must come before the rapture of the church (concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him). He tells us that the “falling away comes first”.
All of these things that I talked about are signs that the closeness of the rapture of the church is very near my friends. All of them happening together at the same time, all with increased frequency and intensity.
“Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.”
The Lord is shouting at us now, telling us that His return for us is near. And if that isn’t enough for you, then don’t forget about everything else that is happening in the world around you, it’s icing on the cake!
The world is being transformed into a one world government, economy, and religion. The world is being setup for a coming one world ruler. The Elite have told us in plain sight what their plans are, to take total control of the world and those living in it. They already have plans in place for the economy, for a digital currency, for a mark. They already have plans to control the planet in every aspect. They have plans for those that don’t follow along, and they are already censoring and punishing those that don’t!
We must look at what is happening in the world with a heavenly perspective, from God’s perspective. We are not to worry about what is happening but take joy in knowing that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is coming soon to take us home where we really belong!!!
P.S. Just before posting this my computer screen (television screen) shut off by itself, power still on, and computer monitor (laptop) acting crazy. Someone doesn’t want me posting this!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!