The End of Time

  1. In light of the terrorists attack on the WTC (actually on the US of A), certain scriptures come to mind.

    1. First of all, I remember the message Brother Paul preached this past Sunday evening from I Timothy 3 concerning the conditions in the last days.

    2. I preached a message a little while back answering the question that was asked me, “The Bible says in the last days all the nations on earth will turn against Israel. Where will the United States stand at this time? P. S. The United States has promised to always protect and stand up for Israel. Surely we wouldn’t go back on such a promise.” The answer is that the only thing left the U. S. of A. is doing right is protecting and helping Israel. To me, it is very likely that this great nation will fall, due to the fact that we have sinned, and won’t confess our sins before God. We are proud, and won’t admit the troubles we are now facing are caused by our sins.

      1. Yesterday (9/11/01) I saw a great congregation of our nations leaders together as they mourned the terrorists attack on the WTC. They had a moment of silence, but they didn’t pray.

      2. It is against the law to pray in public, even though at Washington University yesterday, people willingly left class to join in public prayer and mourning.

      3. God has been removed from the public life of our nation, the ten commandments are being slowly removed, even scriptures that are engraved on the capitol buildings of many states is said to be illegal. This nation might remove God, but there is a price to be paid.

  1. Scriptures concerning this situation.

    1. Matthew 24:4-5 – There shall be wars and rumors of wars, nation against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

    2. Luke 21:25-36 – Bad times will come, only we should remain faithful to God, for we will stand before God at the judgment.

    3. The apostle Paul lived during the time of the Roman empire, yet never protested or seemed afraid of what would happen to that empire. He remained faithful to God, and continued to do whatever God demanded of him, even to the point of being imprisoned and giving his life for the cause of Christ.

      1. It is not wrong to be patriotic, but it is better to be faithful to the everlasting kingdom of our eternal saviour, Jesus Christ.

      2. Salute the flag, but give total allegiance to God’s kingdom, not the kingdom of the U.S. of A. It is not wrong to sing patriotic songs, but it is much, much better to sing songs honoring our Great God and king, Jesus Christ. It is not wrong to be thankful for our nation, but it is more important to point our children, our families, our neighbors to the everlasting kingdom of Jesus Christ.

    4. I don’t want to seem hard, or unsympathetic, but we do reap what we sow, Galatians 6:7,8 – “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.”

      1. Many people died yesterday, and it was a great shock and grief to the nation, but yesterday (9/11/01) there were 47 fetuses (a Latin word meaning baby) killed in their mothers womb in the city of Alton, alone. (I think the city of Alton is where the abortion station is.) Very few people mourned the death of these innocents.

      2. God might have told us that we don’t mind killing our unborn, so he will kill some of our born. That is not a good thought, but it just might be.

    5. Psalms 2 – God states that he laughs when the nations attempt to put his laws, commandments and standards away from them. It is impossible to do, because God has so arranged this world so it operates on his principles.

    6. Deuteronomy 28:1-14 gives many blessings God will give Israel if they will only obey the commandments God gives them, and honor him. Deuteronomy 28:15-68 gives many judgments upon Israel if they don’t obey the commandments God give them. I believe this is a promise, not only to Israel, but to every nation, people and tongue.

      1. The year of Deuteronomy is approximately 1451 B.C. Now notice the story related by Jeremiah (approximately 588 B. C. – 863 years later) in Jeremiah 42:1-44:30 – Nebuchadnezzar came into Jerusalem in Jeremiah 39.

      2. Judah saw another nation come into their nation, wipe them out, take their citizens away, kill many of them, steal their wealth, and leave some of them in the land. The remnant of Judah still rebelled against God’s word as described in Jeremiah 42:1-44:30.

  1. We must pray that God will open our eyes, hearts, and ears, that we may be able to know what is really happening. Not what we see with our natural eyes. Pray that God will keep us from being filled with fear, but pray that God will give us grace to continue to be the witness he wants us to be in this wicked, hell bound world.

Concluding verse:

Psalm 27:1-3: "The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid? When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident."