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Have you ever stopped in a new mall and looked at the directory to orient yourself? That is basically what I am intending to do today with some of our current events and the Word of the Lord.

These really are the last days. All we have to do is look around and we see Bible prophecy fulfilled in our newspapers and most of our churches.

There are many more references than I have the time or space to list, but here are few that are worthy of note.

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

2 Timothy 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

For the time will come

  • Not endure sound doctrine
  • Itching Ears
  • They only want to hear what they want to hear.
  • They will go from preacher to preacher looking for an easy Gospel.
  • Their lives will become a ‘fable’ (fiction)

THIS IS NO LONGER PROPHECY, YOU ARE HERE!

2Ti 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2Ti 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

2Ti 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

2Ti 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

2Ti 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Last Days

  • Perilous Times
  • Blasphemers, Unthankful,
  • Disobedient to Parents
  • Unholy
  • Without natural affection
  • Can’t keep their word.
  • False accusers.
  • Lives out of control
  • Fierce
  • Despisers of those that are living right.
  • Traitors
  • Unteachable
  • Arrogant
  • Lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.
  • Have a form of godliness.
  • Denying the power therof.

THIS IS NO LONGER PROPHECY, YOU ARE HERE!

2Pet 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

Last Days

  • Scoffers
  • Living to please self.

THIS IS NO LONGER PROPHECY, YOU ARE HERE!

Mt 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

Mt 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

Mt 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

Below are some conditions in the world that are current as of March 14, 2011.

Current Armed Conflicts In World Today

“The following table shows where wars and armed conflicts are raging throughout the world in 2010. Find the year that war began and the major warring parties involved by region of conflict, including the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America.” (Quoted from “Infoplease”)

Read more: Significant Ongoing Armed Conflicts, 2010 — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0904550.html#ixzz1GfyV5q5I



Earth Quakes Per Year

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/year/eqstats.php

Earthquakes Last 7 Days

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/

Famines In World Today

http://www.mapreport.com/century/subtopics/d/0.html

Pestilence In World Today

http://barrybrumfield.com/prophecy/end_times/pestilence.htm

Mt 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

Mt 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

THIS IS NO LONGER PROPHECY, YOU ARE HERE!

This Generation shall not pass

Lk 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

Lk 21:17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.

Lk 21:20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

Lk 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

Lk 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

Lk 21:26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

  • Fear sights and great signs from heaven.
  • Hated of all men for His Name sake.
  • Jerusalem compassed with armies.
  • Signs in the sun, moon and stars
  • Distress of nations with perplexity
  • Tsunami – sea and waves roaring

THIS IS NO LONGER PROPHECY, YOU ARE HERE!

Mt 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Mt 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

Mt 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

THIS IS NO LONGER PROPHECY, YOU ARE HERE!

WE WOULD BE CRAZY TO PLAY AROUND WITH GOD NOW.

THESE ARE THE END TIMES.

THIS IS NO LONGER PROPHECY, YOU ARE HERE!


Now For They Good News!!!

Jesus In The Synagogue

Lk 4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

Lk 4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

Lk 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Lk 4:19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Lk 4:20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

Lk 4:21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

Jesus was saying to His generation,

THIS IS NO LONGER PROPHECY, YOU ARE HERE!

Peter Preached On The Day Of Pentecost:

Acts 2:12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

Acts 2:13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

Acts 2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

Acts 2:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.

Acts 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

Peter Said, “This Is That” Which Was Prophesied:

He was saying:

THIS IS NO LONGER PROPHECY, YOU ARE HERE!

Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Today Is The Day Of Salvation

THIS IS NO LONGER PROPHECY, YOU ARE HERE!

The Out-Pouring of the Holy Ghost is no longer Prophecy. You Are Here!!


Written by Martyn Ballestero

March 15, 2011 at 11:37 am

5 Responses

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  1. So very true! Let us be ready and watching. Your post is very similar to what was preached at our church on Sunday night.

    Kara

    March 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

  2. Thanks for the collective reminder that Jesus is coming soon. The populas look on these events as just tragedies and never understand that its God’s alarm clock to awaken the church and the world.

    Gerald Adams

    March 16, 2011 at 9:37 am

  3. The champion blogger…da best!

    kenneth bow

    March 16, 2011 at 6:48 pm

  4. Tain’t no time to be foolin’ around…that’s for sure. Great blog Elder.

    Larry Billings

    March 17, 2011 at 9:56 am

  5. Amen!! “…Lift up your head redemption draweth nigh!” Thank God for that “blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ!”

    Crystal Smith (Morris)

    March 20, 2011 at 2:06 am


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