All that I have commanded you – 8
January 2, 2016, 1:50 pm
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Mat 24:3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

Men have been wondering when these things will come to pass now for about 2,000 years, and many have begun to think that God has left and won’t be back, others think it was just stories and that God does not exist. Others think that God is really Allah or Budda or Krishna, but not the God of the Bible. Jesus taught the disciples that there would be a time of great apostasy, a time of hatred of Jews and followers of Christ. That many would be persecuted and killed for their faith.

Let us look at what Jesus teaches in this chapter of Matthew. Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.
Mat 24:5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. I remember when the “Rev.” Moon came on the scene and told people that God had called him and said he was to be the new messiah, that Jesus would teach him and he would then become the Christ.

Many believed this and many have followed his teachings since but he has died and gone on to his just deserts. David Koresh was another of these who took the place of Christ and was believed, and what happened to him and his followers was a tragic happening in Waco TX. There are others out there who claim to have miraculous powers, who claim to speak for God, but really speak only for their own avarice and take the followers on a merry road, that leads to death and destruction.

Mat 24:6-7 NKJV And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. (7) For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.

Lots of wars and rumors of more wars are all around us today, but this is just the beginning of tribulation. We also have seen the hatred of one group for another group, in Islam it is Sunni vs Shia, but it is also ISIS against everybody who is not like themselves, even their fellow Sunni Muslims are not immune to their hatred, for if you are not following their path, you are the enemy. The Russians are now flexing their muscles, and getting involved in the mess in the middle east. Bombing the enemies of Assad, namely the same people America is helping, and some ISIS sites as well.

India and Pakistan are both looking at the possibility of war between themselves. Then the Chinese are building Islands in the South China Sea and claiming that it is a part of their nation, not international waters, and in our own country we have become balkanized and we have somewhat of a civil war in this country. Of course there is also the wish to wipe out history, which is self defeating at best and leads to repeated violations of civil society.

Mat 24:8-9 NKJV All these are the beginning of sorrows. (9) “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. Jesus says that if you are his follower you will be hated and persecuted, even to death because you are a Christian. It is already happening in many parts of the world, we have seen the beheadings of Christians in many places captured by Muslims. In India it is the killing of Christians by Hindu believers. In Saudi Arabia, you better not be seen with a Bible, you are subject to death on the spot. We keep hearing about how Islam is a peaceful religion, but I don’t see it, I see instead a complete hatred of all who are not as they are, including women and children. There have been some very nasty arguments between Muslims and others in trying to practice their own religion. Tensions run high in some of these areas. We also are beginning to see Christianity in this country being marginalized, in favor of Islam, or the State as savior. Reference Obamacare (The Affordable Care Act). Some states are even legalizing Euthanasia as well as supporting Planned Parenthood and abortion on demand.

Mat 24:10-12 NKJV And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. (11) Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. (12) And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.

There is much hatred in this world of ours today, within the church there is even hatred, those who believe that sexual immorality is now OK and condoned and those who disagree. Let us just look at the homosexual lobby and its activities in trying to make the church adhere to their sin as if it was normality. Then there are those who say that it is OK to kill babies, just because the child is not wanted. Or the ones who say that there are multiple ways to heaven, even though Jesus himself taught that he was and is the only way to heaven. There are many false leaders in the church, saying that the scriptures are not all true, that parts of it were just added to make people do things. Of course there are also those who claim that the early church fathers, like Paul, did not really know what homosexual love was all about, today science has taught us it is just another life style.

The newest one I have heard is that God has become a transsexual and has had a sex change operation. I would like to meet the Doctor that took on that challenge. God doesn’t have a sex, God is God, and the one who is putting that out is in for a VERY rude awakening.

Mat 24:13-14 NKJV But he who endures to the end shall be saved. (14) And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Those who hold to their faith shall be saved, those who lie about it, and those who abandon it, will have a tough time when it comes to entering heaven. If you are truly saved, heaven is a guarantee, but if you are not, and just said you were, you will find yourself on a very hot seat, in a very dark place.

The gospel, the good news will be preached and taught throughout the world, as a witness to all that God is and always will be God. That all who claim to be gods will be found out to be liars because God will be supreme in all the universe and will help each and every one who would not accept HIS reality into the place reserved for him or herself. The gospel is quite plain, it says that if you
“confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Please take this to heart, for the time is growing short, you are not guaranteed even one hour more, much less tomorrow, don’t wait, find Jesus for yourself and begin to follow him. The immorality of this world is going to come to a screeching halt, and those who have refused to accept the invitation of Jesus Christ, will find themselves on the express to hell for all eternity. God does not want any to perish but the decision is yours, God will honor your decision to follow Satan into the fires of hell. He made us in His image, giving us free will to decide for ourselves whether to follow heaven or hell. Death or Life, choose life.

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