Are We In The Last Days?

By Grant Phillips

2 Timothy 3

 1This know also (Realize), that in the last days perilous (difficult, dangerous) times shall come.

 2For men shall be lovers of their own selves (self-centered), covetous (lovers of money), boasters (windbags), proud (arrogant), blasphemers (scoffing at God), disobedient to parents, unthankful (ungrateful), unholy (nothing sacred),

 3Without natural affection (unloving), trucebreakers (irreconcilable), false accusers (malicious gossips), incontinent (no self-control), fierce (cruel), despisers (haters) of those that are good,

 4Traitors (treacherous), heady (reckless), highminded (conceited), lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

 5Having a form of godliness (acting religious), but denying the power thereof: from such turn away (avoid).

13But evil men and seducers (imposters) shall wax (become) worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

14But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

15And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

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Why Sept. 29 Will Not Fulfill Rev. 12

by Jack Kelley

Judging by the questions I’ve received, a youTube video and an online article have apparently convinced a lot of people that the fulfillment of Rev. 12 and the rapture of the Church will both occur on Sept 29th of this year, which is the annual celebration of Rosh Hashanah, also known as the Feast of Trumpets. Can this be true?

 

While Sept. 28-29 are the scheduled dates for Rosh Hashanah this year, and while the rapture could happen on any given day, Rev. 12 definitely can not be fulfilled on Sept. 29, nor on any other day this year or the next or the one after and here’s why.

Rev. 12 speaks primarily of three things. The first is an overview, given in signs, beginning with the time of the Lord’s birth. John used symbolism from Joseph’s 2nd dream (Genesis 37:9-11) to identify the pregnant woman in Rev. 12:1-2 as Israel (represented by Mary) about to give birth to the Messiah. An enormous dragon, identified as Satan in Rev. 12:9, was there waiting to devour the child the moment He was born. This means that from the beginning the Messiah was born to die, and when He did He was taken up to God’s throne. We know this as His crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. (Rev. 12:1-6)

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Jesus Is Coming Soon…..Are You Ready?

Many people take the scripture inMatthew 24:36 & Mark 13:32concerning the return of our Lord Jesus Christ out of context that says“No one knows about that day orhour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”They feel there is no way we can know so why worry about it? I have heard things such as “I am saved so I’m not going to spend my time thinking of that stuff…when it happens it will happen”! Although it is true that no one will know the exact day or hour that Jesus will return for his bride The Church, our Father in Heaven had every intention for us to know when it was upon us and about to take place! He wants us to know when it is near so we will work with urgency in reaching the lost! In fact he commanded us to watch for it and told us we would see it as it approaches:

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The Way of Cain

by Jack Kelley

Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.

Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.” (Genesis 4:2-7)

From the Scriptures it appears that Cain knew how to bring an acceptable offering to the Lord. This is one of the clues that leads me to believe the Lord introduced a form of what would become the Levitical System right after the fall. There had to be a way for His earliest children to set aside their sins until the Redeemer He had promised to send (Gen. 3:15) came to solve the sin problem permanently. But although he knew what was right, Cain hadn’t done it and the Lord warned him that if he didn’t change there would be serious consequences. He didn’t and there were.

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The Wrath of God

by Jack Kelley

They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?” (Rev. 6:16-17)

I saw in heaven another great and marvelous sign: seven angels with the seven last plagues—last, because with them God’s wrath is completed (Rev. 15:1)

 

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The Coming Prince

By Jack Kinsella

Ever since Sir Robert Anderson published his seminal work, The Coming Prince at the turn of the 20th century, prophecy watchers have been trying to figure out who he is. Sir Robert took his title from Daniel 9:26’s identification of the antichrist as a prince of the Roman Empire:

“And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.”

Of all the prophetic clues to the identification of the antichrist, this seems to me to be the most unassailable. There have been only two ‘peoples’ whom history records destroying both the city of Jerusalem and the sanctuary of the Temple.

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How to Recognize a False Prophet

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False Prophets

Ellen G. White, spiritual founder of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, spoke as a prophet of God in declaring that anyone who had not accepted the Adventist message by October 22, 1844 had no hope of eternal life. (Robert D. Brinsmead, Judged by the Gospel: A Review of Adventism, 1980, pp. 130-133.)

Charles Taze Russell, founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, prophesied that the end of the world would occur by the end of 1914. (Charles Taze Russell, The Time is at Hand, 1889, p.99.)

Florence Houteff, who succeeded her husband as head of the Branch Davidians, prophesied that David’s Kingdom would be established on earth on April 22, 1959. (The Watchman Expositor, “A History of False Prophets,” www.watchman.org, accessed on 9/11/2003.)

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Last Call

by Jack Kelley

Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for (that day will not come) until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.(2 Thes. 2:3)

“By tomorrow, there will be 175,000 more Christians than there are today.” So says Jim Rutz, author of Megashift, a new book on the growth of Christianity in the world. He makes the point that Christianity, not Islam, is the fastest-growing faith in the world, a fact overlooked because most surveys consider only the traditional Protestant denominations and the Roman Catholic Church while ignoring Christian believers who aren’t part of either. Hundreds of millions of these Christians are simply not associated with institutional churches at all. They meet underground in homes and barns and caves, often in secret.

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Ezekiel 37 and End-Times Bible Prophecy: Fulfillment Before Our Very Eyes

by John Claeys

Frederick the Great of Prussia, who had been listening to Voltaire’s agnostic ideas, asked one of his court chaplains: “If the Bible is true, it ought to be capable of very clear and succinct witness. Generally when I ask if the Bible is true, I am handed some long scholarly volume which I have neither the time nor the patience to read. If your Bible is true, give me the proof of it in one word.” The chaplain answered in this way: “Sire, Israel.”

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What Tastes As Sweet As Honey But Turns Your Stomach Sour?

by Jack Kelley

Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me once more: “Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.”

 

So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, “Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.” I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. (Rev. 10:9-10)

 

For years now Christian commentators have warned that the USA is due for judgment. We’ve pointed to the redefining of homosexuality as  merely an alternative lifestyle and the murder of  50 million pre-born children in the name of responsible family planning as major indicators that Americans are in the final stages of rebellion against God. Even Billy Graham, who is not noted for inflammatory rhetoric has been quoted as saying, “If God doesn’t judge America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”

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