Thursday, July 30, 2020

Everyone Wants Their Own Personal, Jesus!

When you look around the world today, do you ever ask yourself if its going to get better or worse? The Bible is pretty clear on that answer, it's going to get worse, much worse. We are going to see a continued degradation in the world. There will be more violence, more dissolving of nations, and there will be more lawlessness increasing. Jesus said in Matthew 24, this will all happen. The Bible teaches it will get bad. Then this guy, the Antichrist, will come onto the world, he will deceive it, the Bible tells us in the book of Daniel. The first 3 1/2 years will be a time of deception through peace and prosperity. If you give enough people peace and things to keep them entertained, they will be happy. The moment you take away their handouts, peace will be taken from the earth. There will come a time of such lawlessness, such upheaval, such lack of peace, and the Antichrist will come onto the scene and provide the answers people are looking for.

You can see just how this could happen, when you take a small city and when something goes wrong, the mob mentality rises up and almost overtakes all form of law and police in the city. It's what we feel over what is right that spurns them on to such things like rioting, violence, destruction and even taking the lives of those that get in their way. This is increasing in America. Our wealth and military powers now are only a mere perception of what it used to be. America is more in debt than it has value. Our power is a perception, because we don't have the will to use it. Our liberty has now been reduced to a perception. As soon as the enemy realizes that what we think we have is real and instead is only perceptions, you are going to see an unraveling of culture, you're going to see rioting and good being called evil, and evil being called good. You're going to see people endorsing lies rather than truth and Jesus was right when He said, " the love of many would grow cold." It's all about lawlessness abounding. That is becoming increasingly true even in the world we live in today. Many wonder, "will it get any better?"

Revelation 6:3-8 ~ "When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" Then another horse came out, a fiery read one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword. When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!" When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. "

We are now talking about a world that backfires on the agenda of humanity. A world that is crying out for God but God their way! The world is coming to a point where you will see a collective cry, according to the Book of Daniel, that the world will come together in one voice demanding peace from its global leaders. The Bible says that out of a world wide cry for peace, there will be ten kings or ten global leaders will arise and form some sort of council representing the powers that be at that time. Out of that ten unsuspecting group will rise up a man, the Bible calls him an eleventh king, and he will be the predominate one among three others in the group, out of this union of global politicians.

The Bible says, that this eleventh one, a small insignificant one, will rise up with the other three in this conglomerate, and he will begin to speak great swelling words about himself, and against the God of heaven. According to the Book of Daniel, this man will swoon the Israeli people into believing that he is on their side, and he will break this peace treaty in the middle of the seven year contract. This man will put down strongly the three other kings, so that he is the sole recognized leader of this group. Some people believe that is the whole idea behind the formation of the United Nations. It would cause the Secretary General of the United Nations, that represents the United States to be more powerful than the presidency in the United States. That is the goal, to weaken the presidency of the United States of America, or the Prime Ministership of England,  to take down the British pound which is not part of the Euro, nor is the US dollar.

You can expect the United States to dwindle in its influence, to dwindle in its financial prowess in the world, you can expect the United States to become weaker so that the European Union and its soon coming world leader, will arise and take the global scene. This is what the Bible says is coming. The people will cry out to have the peace of God, without God. They don't want anything to do with God. This European Union even now has declared that God will have nothing to do with how they run things. Isn't it interesting how in 2 Thessalonians it says that this lawless one will declare himself to be God. The world will join ranks with him and this again is the Antichrist, we are talking about. We are talking about a world without God.

A world without God is a world that has lost its values. A world that has lost its values is a world in peril.

Revelation 6:3-4 ~ "When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" Then another horse came out, a fiery read one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword"

Is the world not becoming more perilous? Remember you don't have to be here when these things happen if you're a Christian. We need to give hope to those who don't. There is a day coming when they will want to know how to escape this coming storm. Is the white horse out yet? No. Is the red horse out yet? No, but the stage is being set! You can divide up Chapter 6 of Revelation into two parts, verses 1-2 are the first 3 1/2 years and verses 3-8 make up the last 3 1/2 years of the 7-year Tribulation Period. As hard as things look now, it's only going to get much, much worse.

You can ask any of our local police and they will say that ten years ago, if someone wanted to rob you they would hold out and gun and threaten to shoot you until you handed over your money or belongings. Now they simply shoot you and take what they want. It's because your life isn't worth a thing anymore. No human life is being considered valuable. Look at the rights of abortion proponents, who define the life of a unborn child, to the recent rulings over those who face terminal illness now how the right to end their own life, rather than endure the end. The value of human life is decreasing by the recent rise in shootings and violent murders in malls, schools, colleges and just about anywhere else. Why is that the case? Because we are setting the stage for a godless world. Even today, we live in a godless age. Everybody has everything against God, against the Bible, against Jesus, they can't point to anything that is real, but they have everything against Him. Jesus predicted that Christians would be hated because we stand for everything that is Jesus, and the world will hate us for it. That is exactly the world we are heading for.I think we are beginning to see a trailer of what will await those of left behind during the tribulation period.

A fiery red horse comes to take peace away from the earth. By the time this rider appears it will have already been 3 and 1/2 years into the 7-year Tribulation period.  We have already identified that the first rider on the white horse is the Antichrist, and he will have already deceived the world with his satanic powers.

2 Thessalonians 2:4 ~ " He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God."

That is why there is such a debate over the building of the temple in Jerusalem and why there is such contention over the rights of what goes on there. The Bible says in the last days a temple will be built there. There will be a wall built that on one side is the Dome of the Rock, and on the other side, the temple! 

Daniel 8:23-25 ~ "In the latter part of their reign, when rebels have become completely wicked, a stern-faced king, a master of intrigue, will arise. He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy the mighty men and the holy people. He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior. When they feel secure, he will destroy many and take his stand against the Prince of Princes. Yet he will be destroyed but not by human power." 

2 Timothy 3:1-5 ~ "But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, loves of pleasure rather than lovers of God - having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them."

Are we not seeing these things even now? Won't people do this, eat things, for money? You were not made to eat certain things like people are. Anything for money. Sex, pranks, you name it for money. Out of control, explosive tempers. It hasn't even started yet, despite what we are seeing even now. Would you hang out with these types of people? They look like Christians, "they have a form of godliness, but they don't do church on any other days of the week but Sunday. They are fake Christians. They will not let the Holy Spirit govern their lives. Everybody is a Christian at the right time, it depends on who you are talking to and what day of the week. There will be time when people murder for sport. They will impose a humanism on the world.

Judges 17:6 ~ "In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit." 

What is being defined in that verse is humanism! Humanism is the existence of mankind without God. Humanism is what evolution is born on. When humanism was born it's child was evolution. Evolution is a joke and a mockery and the reason most scientists these days are rejecting it in light of intelligent design instead. Evolution is bankrupt of facts. It is still a great place to argue that life if not all that precious. Why? Because there is no God. Somehow we climbed out of a primordial ooze and it's survival of the what? Fittest. Look out for number who? Number one. If it feels good, what? Do it! Most people can answer those perfectly, all wrapped up in the humanistic Bible. You just said it, that is the manifesto! God is dead.

Forget values and morality because we are not made in the image of God, we are actually creatures that are at the top of the food chain, and it's the survival of the fittest. If you are a young person, you undoubtedly will have these types of courses in college. You have to have them. Your professor will tell you that we are only animals and don't try to impose your morality on us that has been brought onto us by conservative religious groups of people from the beginning. That is why you feel guilty when you do something that you have been told is wrong.  There is nothing wrong. Everything is negotiable. There is no black and white. We can't expect much out of you since you're just an animal. You can do a few things that are above the rest of the animals but when it all comes down to it, you're just an animal. So it's wrong for people to push morality on you. You're a little bit higher than your monkey friend that is down at the zoo. That is all you are. Your kids are being taught that and you wonder why kids are putting bullets in the heads of kids. Their just animals, what are you upset about? What feels good, do it! The humanistic manifesto is LIVE IT! If it's there, experience it! Get from life, all that you can! Throw out what you don't want and just create your own world. That is anarchy, that is a world without God and it's a world that is nearing its end.

Imagine what your professor would say if you recited all what they wanted you to say. That we can all do whatever we want to, because it is all about what is right in our own eyes, since we are simply just animals living at the top of the food chain. That is the answer they expect from you by the way. But how would they respond if you asked if they had a wife and children. They might stand back and feel super proud of their family. What if you asked them to bring their children to class one day so you could violently beat them until they were dead or bring their wife in so you could rape and murder her. I mean it's only right because you are simply an animal anyway responding to what feels right to you anyway, right? That's what I want to do Mr. Professor and you can't judge me because I am just an animal and there is no morality. I would guarantee you, that his or her humanism would fly out the window at that moment.

The world wants God on its terms. There is a God-shaped hole in all of our lives and if we don't fill it with God, we will fill it with things or spiritual deities or entities. You might remember Depeche Mode, their song, Personal Jesus, "Someone to hear your prayers, someone who cares.." It's all about everyone needs a Personal Jesus, and that is true if it is the Jesus of the Bible. There is only one Jesus, but there are counterfeit Jesus' out there and the world today wants a God, or a Jesus on their creative terms. But there is only one Jesus and He is listening and He wants to hear from you.

Jesus, I want to talk to the Jesus of the Bible, the Messiah God, the Savior God. I am calling out to You right now and asking You to reveal Yourself to me. I want to know the truth that sets people free. I want to know You. Are You the One who rose from the dead? Are You the One who died for my sins? Are You The One?

God is big enough and tender enough to reveal Himself to you, if you cry out to Him and ask Him to show Himself to you. He is the God of the Bible. The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Jesus Christ, Savior of the world. He will save YOU from your sins. Why wait any longer?

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