Commentary By: Gordon King
As evil in the world increases the times are becoming more perilous. The bible clearly tells us that in the last days perilous times would come.
2 Timothy 3:1
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
It goes on to say what men will be like during those times.
2 Timothy 3:2-7
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! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
This is what we see taking place in the world today, and it’s increasing by the day! The apostle Paul also told us that they are always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. That is so very true today, knowledge has increased exponentially with the advent of the computer and the internet, yet many are never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
The Old Testament prophet Daniel told us of future things to come, more specifically, of the coming Tribulation Period, the One World Government and One World Ruler, the Antichrist. Daniel did not understand his own prophecies, and he was told (by an angel?) the meaning of his vision but was not given an explanation as to what they meant. He was told to shut up the words and seal the book until the time of the end. He was also told that knowledge shall increase at the time of the end.
‘Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, “My lord, what shall be the end of these things?” ‘
Evil is increasing but so is knowledge. These are both signs of the end times my friends. Believers have not understood the vision of Daniel as they do today, they all make sense now and are falling into place. We were also told that the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end.
“And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 10 Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.”
Many have been purified, made white, and refined, all by the blood of Jesus Christ! And the wicked have done wickedly and it is increasing by the day. The wicked do not understand the words of Daniels prophecies, yet the wise do understand!
Who are the wise? Those that have placed their faith and trust in Jesus Christ, those that follow Christ. They have eyes to see and ears to hear the truth. Isn’t it amazing that as time goes on the wise understand more and more of what is happening in the world as related to bible prophecy, and more specifically the vision of Daniel which has been sealed until the time of the end?
“Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. 14 And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says:
‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand,
And seeing you will see and not perceive;
15 For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
Their ears are hard of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed,
Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.’
16 But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; 17 for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”
We are blessed to be living in the end times, being able to see and hear what the prophets could not! They were the ones that had the visions and dreams of the future but did not understand what they meant. We are the ones living in the time of their visions and dreams and can understand them! What a blessing!!!
The ungodly world does not understand what is happening in the world around them today, they are blind to it. Believers and followers of Jesus Christ are wise and can see and hear what is happening, they know what it means!
All of the evil, the wickedness, the lies, the deceptions and corruption, all are part of a grand plan, a satanic scheme to usher in a New World Order, a One World Government, One World Religion, and a One World Currency, all headed by a One World Ruler, the Antichrist! This is what is happening now in the end times, this is what was hidden from the Old Testament prophet Daniel, this is what he couldn’t see, but we can.
This my friends is just how close we are to the beginning of the Tribulation period. We can see it, we can hear it coming, it’s that close! And, if the beginning of the Tribulation period is that close, then just how much closer if the Rapture of the Church?!
Take heart my friends, God is in control, the prophetic pieces of His plan are falling into place, just as He said that they would!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!
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