“All these are the beginning of sorrows.” (Matt. 24:8)
It isn’t going to get any easier, you know that, don’t you? If you love your neighbor as yourself, if you have a heart blessed with the desire to reach out to all you meet with the message of salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, you should prepare yourself for sorrow.
For most people, God is not the answer, He is the problem. The majority of people have been deceived into believing that the Almighty has one attribute, love, and when all is not right in the world, whether it be far away or at their doorstep, their thoughts of Him reflect what their heart has been deceived into believing. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jer. 17:9)
It is an ingenious plan, sway the minds of people into believing in a god that exudes only love for all, no matter the choices they have made in their life or the lifestyle they have chosen, and then begin to wreak havoc upon the population. When the Almighty does not set things right, then He will be despised, He will be cast off for another, and that other is waiting behind the curtain my friends.
“And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.” (Daniel 7:25)
The man of sin, the antichrist will be all that the world has waited for. On the surface peace and prosperity will reign, there will be no mobs in the streets, punishment will be swift, nearly all one desires will be available. On the surface. Climate change will be “fixed,” unlimited power to every home, wealth and prosperity. Yes, he will be the answer to the world’s problems. The children of Israel will call him messiah, the world will treat him as lord and master, as a benevolent god he will cast good will to all men. But under the surface he will be a merciless killer, a vicious beast, none will stand against him, and all who attempt to will be dealt with extreme violence.
Those who have been crucified with Christ know these truths, but there is one part of the equation, if you will, that you must consider, we will not be here to warn those who will be left behind.
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)
Our responsibility is to preach the gospel to all that will listen, of eternal life to all that will hear, and eternal damnation to all who refuse to, but that does not mean we are not to warn of what is in the immediate future for mankind. This man will be granted power by Satan that no man has ever had, in words and deeds he will stand above all. Before he stands in the Temple and demands to be worshipped, he will be worshipped. On the surface, those first three and a half years are going to be a modern paradise.
Billions of people are going to die, before we are removed, I cannot say how many, but death is coming in full force soon. We have been blessed to see the beginnings of sorrows, and in seeing we are to warn, not just of those approaching days, but of an eternity separated from the love of the Living God.
Give both warnings, do not let the knowledge of the days of Jacob’s Troubles overshadow your conversation with those you speak to. If they do not listen, they will know eternal sorrow.