Since the time of Peter and Paul, Christians have thought Jesus was coming back during their lifetime. Paul certainly did for a while. People have thought that what Christians call “End Times” is going to happen any minute. It hasn’t, obviously. But we all hear people talking today about how bad things are getting, morally, spiritually, etc. Our country is upside down….it seems like everything we’ve thought was good is scorned and what we thought was evil is championed.
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20
Ann Graham Lott warns again that we’re facing ‘real End Times’…that this is about to happen. Do you believe that’s true? Have you really studied the “End Times” at all? Many believe God is a wrathful, unjust God for having caused Noah’s flood or what’s promised to our world in Revelations. Those of you who’ve studied know differently.
Matthew 24:36-37:36 “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.”
I have never chosen to learn much on this subject; I have never even read all of Revelation in any studious way. I’ve avoided it on purpose.
I will say that I’ve had friends for years who I’ve heard say “Come, Lord Jesus!” and I’ve thought “My gosh, don’t they LOVE LIVING? I DO!” In the last years, I have understood, more and more, their prayer.
3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2 Timothy 3: 1-5
Got any answers to my questions above? What are your thoughts on Ann Lott’s information?
“11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness. 14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. 15 Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him.” Second Peter 3:11-14
On a (much!) more cheerful note: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” —1 John 1:9
Have a good Sunday! I hope you chime in on any of the above!! It’ll be interesting to us all.