God's Sword of Truth - The Word
THE LAST DAYS ARE DARK DAYS
People are not ready for them. They are NOT looking for Jesus. They have antichrist, a false "religious" Jesus. "Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that Antichrist shall come, even now are there many Antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time" - I John 2:18.
IN THESE LAST DAYS
Most people have become religious. By that I mean, they go to man's churches and "practice their faith" - they DON'T live it every day. You must watch out for false prophets and phoney religious pastors of all these false religions. They speak of strange happenings, and have many false visions of people being healed and slain in the spirit at their public gatherings and on television. Hopefully, all of you realize that the Holy Spirit does not work that way. These men and women DO NOT KNOW the Word or prophecy of the Lord.
THE BODY OF CHRIST IS SPIRITUAL . . . NOT PHYSICAL
The "body of Christ" is spiritual, it does NOT mean that there must be "physical bodies" in attendance in man's church buildings, or even that we must become a member of a religion. The Word of the Lord says just the opposite - "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world." - James 1:27. You see, my friends, that scripture tells us what true religion, in God's sight, means. Man's religion, which is disguised by Satan, never follows the Word of truth, and its members are flesh workers, self-righteous people, living for, and holding on to this life.
PEOPLE, WAKE UP!
Wake up people! When the end comes, many will not be ready, they won't even see it coming, but it will overtake them as a "thief in the night" - "Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee." - Rev. 3:3. A thief comes in at the least expected hour. He will strike when one is totally unprepared. Christ will also come as a thief to ONLY those who are NOT watching, those that are unprepared, and those who are not expecting Him. Are YOU among them? These are also like the ten virgins, having no oil for their lamp, and they will miss the Bridegroom (Matthew 25).
DISCERN ALL SPIRITS IN THESE LAST DAYS
There are many scriptural verses warning us of "angels of light" who are the blind leading the blind - Jesus said: - "...they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch." - Matt. 15:14. They are the "money changers" (Matt. 21:12 & John 2:14), living luxuriously off of man's bible, NOT by the Word of God, but by false teachings of Satan. Read 2 Peter 2:1. These people already have their reward, HELL. You see, Satan does not like anyone to engage in making his established religion (ALL founded by man) look bad. Take heed people, the Word tells us to discern all spirits - "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.". - I Cor. 2:14.
THERE ARE DECEITFUL SPIRITS AND DOCTRINES OF DEMONS IN THESE LAST DAYS
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;" - 1 Timothy 4:1-2.
It saddens me in these last days that there are so many people locked in on man's religion. And, these people actually believe that they can get by on their own righteousness. They are blind individuals, phoney in all their works, having no faith. They join a church, attend Sunday School, bus their kids to Bible School, clean and tidy up the church building (certainly not for God, He isn't there), meet to discuss their money raising events and join a Sunday Worship of God, all in order for them to "feel holy". These are all false fronts of WORKS and CONDITIONS. The ONLY thing it does for you is to put you into a bondage, a man-made bondage. Do not be deceived, for all of you who do these things, you will never make it to heaven by these "good works".
The one thing that all religious churches want, is your $$$ money $$$, and they will tell you "don't rob the Lord". How silly! It is He, Christ, Who meets your needs (He even provides the food on your table). Christ does not need your money, He owns everything, including all the gold in the world, and has given the Christians "Streets of Gold in heaven" (Rev. 21:21) of which we will someday walk on.
TRIBULATION IN THESE LAST DAYS
Have you noticed that the people have been preconditioned to accept all these bad things happening in the world as normal? They cannot see, nor spiritually feel the birth pangs that the Lord has told us about in His Word, which explains about the soon coming wrath of God. Well, it will soon be time for them to see it, because the tribulation for sin is at hand and we are in the last generation of man on this earth as we know it. "Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation". - 2 Peter 3:3-4.
All the signs are present of the soon coming of Jesus (the second coming which was foretold by the Lord). "Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven" - Mt. 26:64 (also Mark 15:64) "And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the cloud with power and great glory" - Luke 21:27 (also read Act 1:11). "So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many: and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation." - 2 Peter 3:10. He did not leave us in darkness. He told us, by the signs, when He would return, and Satan also knows of Christ's soon return and is casting his spell over the world to blind them of the truth of what is going on. Read Matthew, all of Chapter 24.
THERE IS NO REVIVAL IN THESE LAST DAYS
In these last days there will be NO revival. We are told that it will be as in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah...there will be a falling away... "...for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, ..." - 2 Thes. 2:3 ... there will be persecution and tribulation. So you have to be very careful of anyone that is teaching you the heresy of revival in these last days. The (Holy) Spirit will do the work, He will be poured out on those who are seeking, those who wish to know and to those who want to live in truth. The problem with the world today is that the men of religions in the world will fight for their faith, whereas the true Christian would die for his. I don't see how any of these churches today, who have fought in all the wars, and even in the civil war, against one another in denominational names, could ever be martyred. Why? because they would pick up swords and fight for it rather than die for it. What a shame! They have the outward sign of faith, ... but their fruits inside are full of dead man's bones. People in religion will not submit to what the Word says. "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; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." - 2 Tim. 4:3-4. The people rule, not the Word of God, yet these people claim to be "Christians", continually usurping Christ's role of authority, and become their own lord and masters. This is the deception for all those who are disobedient to His Word and follow after the religions of the world. The religions of the world are of no consequence to Christ, and for those that follow after them - they are disobedient and unregenerate. They embrace the lies of religion and reject Jesus Christ, our Savior. The Lord Jesus told us in His word - "I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." - Luke 13:3.
THE DAYS WILL BE SHORTENED
In Matthew 24:22 - "And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." You know and I know, that these coming days (whether today or tomorrow, next week, next month, next year) must be shortened. We know not which day our Lord will be coming, but we had better be on alert, HE IS COMING SOON! While everyone is saying, "Peace, Peace, and Safety", then destruction will come upon them suddenly. "For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape." - 1 Thes. 5:3-4. Most of you know what birth pangs mean: as a woman is in labor, ready to bear her child, the pain becomes more intense. So it is in these last days. Everything is more intense - hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, famines, killing in the streets, murdering the unborn - this list could go on and on. Yes, birth pangs! And, one other thing, have you noticed how very short the days are? Really! They are going by so very fast and seem so short. Not because I'm old, even though I am, but the very young tell me the same thing. This world is getting ready to deliver, it is now having birth pangs!
ARE YOU READY FOR THESE LAST DAYS?
We can show our love for Jesus Christ by living His life as He showed us by example. Being Christian is being Christ like. The choice you make is eternal - you only get one shot at it while you live, and death in this life locks you into your choice.
The Lord created us all out of His love, giving us free-will to love Him back. It's our choice and there is nothing else to do. We do not deserve His forgiveness, nor can we earn or pay for it. He does not need us to serve or worship Him, as He has the angels that serve and worship Him. He wants sons and daughters to whom He can give everything - "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." - I Cor. 2:9. One cannot even imagine the wonders that await us. Therefore, we must LOVE HIM, love NOT the flesh, nor the things of the world. REPENT OF SIN, AND BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST WHO DIED FOR ALL OF US. Love the Creator more than life, more than the world and more than your own flesh (your blood, family, relatives). The Lord can create your family over and over again. If they want to go to hell, would you want to go with them? If they do not love Jesus, they do not deserve Heaven. You must make your choice as I have. Time is short, and it is the Last Days.
"Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time." - I John 2:18
All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD. All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.