Commentary By: Gordon King
Hello folks, I pray for all reading this post, that God blesses you and protects you from evil. Amen
The bible can be confusing if you just read a passage and try to make sense of it without first reading the rest of the bible. Some of bible scripture must be compared to scripture found in other places in the bible to make sense. It also helps to study the times and culture of Israel during the times of Christ. Also study the Jewish wedding feasts. They correlate to God’s plan for the church, including the rapture.
For instance in Matthew chapter 24, the Olivet Discourse. When Jesus tells his disciples what the signs of his coming will be. Jesus speaks of what the world will be like during his “second coming”, but also of the “rapture” of the church. Two different events. This is where most Christians are thrown off. This is why it is so vitally important to study all scripture, compare scripture, study with partners and learn from biblical scholars. Ask the Lord to guide you and show you the truth.
Commentary By: Gordon King
What do you think? Are things in the world getting better or worse? By things I mean the economy, politics, healthcare, food supply, peace, safety and security.
Are we better off today then we were twenty years ago? How about ten years or even five years ago?
I don’t know about you, but I see things getting much, much worse. As a matter of fact, many things are getting to the point of no return.
The world economy is in shambles and at the brink of collapse. What in the world is holding up the stock market? Nothing! Unemployment continues to rise as the homeless population continues to rise.
The political world is anything but getting better. World leaders are being overthrown. Nation is rising against nation. Political uprisings are occurring all over the globe without an end in sight.
Healthcare around the world is also becoming a luxury item for many. While the price of healthcare rises each day, the average person is seeing a smaller and smaller paycheck. ObamaCare is a joke and is bringing companies to their knees.
The world food supply is now threatened by massive storms, fires, floods and drought. Monsanto is quickly controlling and genetically manipulating the seeds needed to produce food for a starving world.
Peace in the world seems unimaginable at this time, while the United States is attempting to foster a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
Safety and security seem to be magic words these days. I see anything but safety and security in America or the world. Violence and evil are replacing kindness and good. Murder, violence, chaos and mayhem are all on the rise. Not only are they on the rise, but in much more heinous acts of violence.
All of these things are spoken of by Jesus, his disciples and old testament prophets in the bible. For example: Matthew chapter 24, 2 Timothy 3, Luke 21, Revelation, Isaiah, Daniel.
All of these things which I have spoken about are prophetic events to take place in the time of the end. The time we are now living in. They are a testament to God. That God is real, alive and true. They are also a warning to the world of what is coming.
This is a warning call to the world. Take heed. Listen to what I am saying. Listen to what God is telling us.
He is telling us that time is short. That the day is quickly coming for the rapture of the church. For God’s wrath to be poured out upon the world in judgement of sin and unbelief. For turning away from Him. For worshiping false gods and idols.
You are either for God or against God. You have a decision to make. What will it be? God is speaking to you right now. He is asking you to come to him. To choose him as your Lord and Savior.
You will either burn in Hell for eternity or live with God in peace, love and abundance for eternity.
As for me, I choose God. The God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. The Father of Jesus the Messiah, Lord and Savior of the world.
By Gordon King
So you think that you have done some terrible things in your life? Things that are so horrific that you know God would never accept you or love you. Maybe you are very depressed, worried, anxious and afraid. You might feel helpless, hopeless and alone.
Well, I have good news for you. God loves you! Yes, he does. He loves everyone. And not as humans love, but, only as God can love us.
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Hebrews 13:5 ‘Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said:’
“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
By Gordon King
The “signs of the times” or “end time signs” are all around us. Not only are they all around us, but, they are increasing in number and intensity each and every passing day.
The U.S. government is becoming fatter, hungrier and more powerful. Government programs for entitlements are getting larger. Military intervention and intimidation around the world is pervasive. The government is supporting Muslim terrorists and the Muslim religion of Islam, while at the same time, outwardly denigrating Christianity and Jesus not only in America but, throughout the globe.
City police forces are becoming militarized. What for? The police used to be the police, now they are an armed military force in themselves. There must be a reason for the sudden onset of such a buildup in weaponry.
The American economy is unstable to say the least. The signs of a coming economic collapse are here. The drastic increase in job loss, unemployment, food stamps and welfare, housing sales in decline. The record high DOW Jones market is over-inflated and held up by air. There is no reason for the market to be at such high levels. How long will it be before that bubble bursts?
Banking Bailout. The American government bailing out “Too Big to Fail” banks. The European Union recently bailing out Cyprus banks and the depositors “bailing-in” against their will.
Morals and values have taken a turn 180 degrees. What was once good is becoming bad, and what was bad is becoming good. Being a Christian used to be thought of as a good thing, now Christians are persecuted, imprisoned, tortured and murdered for their faith. Islam, which teaches to hate, torture and murder is now thought of as a “good” religion. Islam is now being accepted and supported throughout the world. Islam will take a huge part in the end times. They love to behead people. The bible tells us that in the end times, Christians will be persecuted and beheaded for Jesus’s name sake.
Crime in America and around the world is increasing dramatically, as well as the severity of the crimes. Murder is now a common household word. Rapes are increasing as well. Hate crimes, especially against white Americans are occurring everyday. Mobs, protests and riots are taking place as we speak throughout the world.
People will turn against one another, children against parents, parents against children. Their love will be waxed cold. Well, children are murdering their parents and parents are murdering their children. They are turning against each other. What more can I say?
Severe weather patterns are not merely an unusual event, instead they are, it seems a daily occurrence. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes and hail storms around the world. Record breaking temperatures, rainfall and flooding. Record breaking droughts and no rainfall in other areas.
Earthquakes in various places are increasing around the globe, causing major destruction and death. Volcanoes once dormant, are awakening spewing lava and ash into once safe havens.
Strange sights, sounds and occurrences in the heavens and the earth. Meteors falling around the globe. Blood red moons. Major solar flares. Blood red rivers, lakes and oceans. Massive sink holes everywhere. Dead birds, animals and fish in the thousands. Strange, unexplainable sounds around the world. Unusual UFO sightings increasing.
Visions and Dreams increasing. The reports of people having dreams and visions of future events is also increasing. The bible says that in the last days young men will have visions and old men will dream dreams. I know for a fact this is happening, I myself have had many visions and dreams, and I have spoken to others who have as well.
Diseases and Plagues. There shall be an increase in disease and plagues. There are now many diseases that are infecting people, that were once nonexistent or dormant. These diseases are now infecting many people, spreading and killing. Locust plagues are occurring in Africa and the Middle East, destroying crops.
Honey Bees dying off in the millions. Recently, millions if not billions of honey bees used to pollinate our crops in America, have died off. This is a major concern, which could lead to catastrophe and a major food shortage.
Christian Persecution in the World. Christians around the world are being, persecuted, imprisoned, tortured and murdered. Where is the outcry and support from any government? Where is Obama and his administration why all of this is going on? Where is the European Union? Where is the United Nations? If Muslims or Islam is attacked, the world sits up and takes notice, supporting them and their religion, when Christians are attacked, it is swept under the rug.
Israel becoming a Nation. We already know this has been fulfilled in 1948, and Jerusalem came under Israeli control in 1967.
Gospel Spread Throughout the World. Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” This does not need to happen before the rapture of the church. This is before “the end”, the second coming of Christ, which is different from the “rapture”.
With this being said, I believe in a pre-tribulation rapture of the church. There is nothing left that needs to occur before this to take place. The rapture could happen at anytime.
If you do not believe in a pre-tribulation rapture, then these signs are all leading to the beginning of the “Tribulation” period. This could also happen at anytime.
Therefore, we need to be ready. We need to be prepared. For Christ could come at any moment. Make sure that you are truly saved. Accept Jesus now as your personal Lord and Savior. God Bless!