Commentary By: Gordon King
The King of kings and Lord of lords is coming quickly! The warning signs are all around us, they are the signs of the times!
The bible gives us warnings of things to come, prophetic words given to us by God, both in order for us to prepare and to be comforted when they begin to happen.
The Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24) given by Jesus to His disciples is a prime example of God giving us warning signs to watch for before both the rapture of the church and His second coming. Many Christians will argue over whether or not this includes the rapture of the church, I believe that it does, either way, these are signs of the times for the season of Christ’s return, the rapture hasn’t happened yet, so when we see these things beginning to happen then look up for your redemption draws near!
Jesus warned the Pharisees and Sadducees about not being able to discern the signs of the times!
“Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; 3 and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.”
The signs of the times, what are they? In Matthew 24 Jesus tells us that they are:
- Wars and Rumors of Wars
- Nation against nation (people group against people group)
- Earthquakes in various places
Jesus said that these signs are the beginning of sorrows (NKJV), or birth pains (ESV). They shall be like birth pains, starting slowly at first and then gradually increasing in both frequency and intensity, just like they are now!
Jesus also said:
- The Love of many will grow cold
- There will be False Prophets
- Many will Fall Away and hate one another
I don’t know about you, but I see all of these things happening now and increasing quickly in both frequency and intensity!
Notice that Jesus said that many will “fall away”, what are they falling away from? From the faith! I believe that the many He is talking about are people that claim to be believers but were never saved. The apostle Paul also wrote about a “falling away” just before the rapture of the church.
The apostle Paul wrote a letter to the church of Thessalonica in 2 Thessalonians 2, explaining to them that the rapture of the church had not taken place yet, then explained to them when it would happen. He did this because there were rumors going around, or “misinformation”, that the rapture had already taken place, and they were afraid that they missed it.
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.“
Our being gathered together with Christ is the rapture of the church my friends, this is what the apostle Paul is referring to here. That day will not come unless the “falling away” comes first! How many believers miss this? I don’t know of many that see it or know about it. There will be a falling away from the faith before the rapture of the church! This is already happening my friends, and in great numbers.
The apostle Paul also wrote to Timothy in 2 Timothy 3, about the condition of the world in the last days.
2 Timothy 3:1-7
“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! 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.”
The world is quickly becoming just like the apostle Paul described here, and at an alarming rate of speed! These people are always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth, having a form of godliness but denying its power.
The apostle Peter also warned us of people in the last days.
2 Peter 3:3-4
“knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 4 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.”
The Old Testament prophet Daniel gave us his dreams of what is to come in the last days, the last 7-year period before the return of Christ.
“Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is determined,
Is poured out on the desolate.”
The “one week” is the last seven-year period before the second coming of Christ, it is also referred to as the Time of Jacob’s Trouble.
“Alas! For that day is great,
So that none is like it;
And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble,
But he shall be saved out of it.”
Jesus also spoke of the abomination of desolation in Matthew 24.
“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand),”
These are the signs of the Tribulation period, however, I see the scriptures alluding to a Pre-Tribulation Rapture!
1 Thessalonians 5:9
“For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,“
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.”
“Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.”
And 2 Thessalonians 2:
2 Thessalonians 2:7-8
“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. 8 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.”
I believe that He who now restrains is the Holy Spirit filled church, and when He is taken out of the way via the rapture of the church, then the lawless one (Antichrist) will be revealed, that’s when he confirms a covenant with many. The rapture then has to be Pre-Tribulation!
Whatever you believe, our time is short. The end is near my friends, Jesus Christ is returning soon, both for the rapture and His second coming! The signs are all around us, they are so intense and frequent that they are slapping us upside the head. We have to be deaf, dumb, and blind not to see them!
The book of Revelation talks about a One World Government, One World Ruler, and One World Religion, also about a type of currency needed in order to buy, sell or trade, and if you do then you are worshiping Satan! Well my friends, the world is quickly headed in the very same direction, if you cannot see it then you must be blind! It’s all being setup for the Tribulation period, for the coming Antichrist!
The WEF, Klaus Schwab, the Great Reset, the New World Order, digital currency and IDs, all are a part of a wicked and evil plan to take total control of the world. And how do they go about instituting their plans? Via crises, crises that they themselves have created! Inflation, economic collapse, food shortages, energy shortages, plandemics, viruses, climate change, etc. And they will worship the creation rather than the Creator!
“Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.”
They have turned the environment into their god, they have made climate change their religion. Make no doubt about it, they have created their own religion!
These things are happening so fast that it’s very difficult to keep up with all of them. This my friends is just how close we are to the rapture and the second coming of Christ!
We must be steadfast in our faith, repentant of our sins, and trust in God alone! Continuing to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
2 Peter 3:17-18
“You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.”
If you have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then I strongly urge you to do so today! Time is of the essence, you just don’t know how much of it you have left.
Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior!
God bless my friends! Maranatha! Looking up!!!
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