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Vol. 3 ... #30
Major signs of the end times, according to Jesus in Mt. 24
The disciples came to Jesus asking: "Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of THY coming, and of the end of the world?" Mt. 24:3
Jesus told them several signs they could expect to see.
- It would be like in the days of Noah ... Mt. 24:37-39
In the days of Noah one of the key evils was "violence" ... Genesis 6 ...
While we think of "violence" as the acts we see today through terrorists (and it is violence), there is another form of "violence". There is violence in the hearts of men and women as they set about to get what they want without regard for what their actions will do to hurt another person. Adultery is a form of violence in that the adulterers fail to think of the hurt they cause their whole households, their mate, their children, their families. People rising to the top in jobs often do same in hurting those around them in their attempt to get to the top. Certainly this has gone on for many generations, probably since beginning of world, but the thing that is so strong now is society is being taught to approve the evils and the sins against God and sins against Bible as they flaunt various Bible sins: fornication, adultery, homosexuality, remarriage after divorce, men marrying divorced women. (Mt. 5:32, Jesus says the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery)
Even in the churches today this scripture has been removed to the point it is extinct, unknown, in many churches. Therefore divorce is approved in the church and classes are even set up to promote remarriage (adultery) in the church as singles classes help divorced women find a "Christian" mate in the church itself, ignoring that which Jesus said in Mt. 5:32 and that which the apostle Paul said was a commandment for the New Testament church:
I Cor. 7 ... Paul says ... 10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: 11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.
- According to Jesus iniquity will abound on the earth before HE returns. Mt. 24:12
In the 2016 Democratic convention, at the roll call vote, I was shocked to see among the delegates a man dressed like a woman. I could tell he was a man because he had a 5 o'clock shadow on his face as beard growth. The delegates around him seemed to be accepting him. Then later the bold announcement was made "with pride" that for the first time there would be a "trans gender" speaker speaking at the convention. Again the shocking thing is to see the approval for such among the people.
Jesus said: 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. Lk. 17
In the days of Lot, before Sodom was destroyed, homosexuals came from every quarter of the city to have sex with the 2 men (who were really angels sent to destroy Sodom) who were guests in Lot's house. Genesis 19
The forced approval of homosexuals/lesbians and society's acceptance of these sins today has to be signs of the coming wrath of God upon this earth.
Romans 1 ... God's view of homosexuals/lesbians ... 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
... 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
My cousin told me the following story: She was invited to a "dinner" at the home of her neighbors. She thought it was to be a type of picnic outdoors. She was so embarrassed to have gone to this dinner wearing jeans. What it was is a "wedding" where her neighbor, a man, wed another man.
My cousin said she was so embarrassed to be sitting there in blue jeans.
I told my cousin, I wouldn't have been sitting there at all. When I found out this was a homosexual wedding, I would have gotten up and left immediately.
My cousin doesn't know anything much about Bible.
All manner of sins stated in Bible have been removed from many church congregations and the approval of sins is presented in the various churches.
All this has to be signs of the approaching coming of Jesus and the wrath of God that is to come upon this earth.
And what to do we do?
Even more, we are to daily exhort one another and to keep our own minds focused in reading Bible and reading godly exhortations.
Heb. 10 ... 23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
To assemble with other godly people, you may have to leave your own church group for most churches today are lawless, having removed various scriptures such as the following words of Jesus ...
Mt. 5:32 ... and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.