THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST 2B- SIGNS OF THE TIME
According to the word of God, while we cannot know the exact day the Lord will come and his saints will be raptured, we can clearly know the times and seasons. We are not expected to know the day which is why God has consciously given us many signs that will indicate the time and season of his arrival and the end of human governments. We are going to look into them from the word of God.
Jesus said so many things about what we should expect concerning the time of his coming. You need to know these things so that you can get ready. There are two classes of people on earth today: those that do know their God and those who don’t. According to Dan. 11:32, those that do know their God are the ones who will do exploits while those who don’t know their God will be exploited; they will be deceived. “And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits”. The spirit of the end time is the spirit of corruption by flatteries. The essence of flatteries is to deceive. The essence of deception is to derail the purpose of God. But those who know their God will be strong. Declare that ‘I will be part of those who will be strong, I will not be deceived, I will not be corrupted. My children will not be corrupted; my family will not be corrupted. I will be strong and I will do exploits in this end time, I will not be caught unawares in Jesus name.’
Luke 17:26-30, “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” It will be business as usual for many: there will be striking of deals, buying and selling, importation, exportation, marriages and so on. These are the direct words from our Lord Jesus Christ.
Luke 12:54-56, “And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?” One of the things we need desperately in the world today in these end times is the spirit of discernment: the ability to discern the time and season, the ability to discern the environment and the ability to discern spirits. Anyone who finds it difficult to discern people will embrace their foes. The consequence of not being able to discern is deception. All that glitters is not gold. If you don’t discern an environment there is no how you can change that environment, there is no way you can even navigate successfully in that environment. The name of the game out there is deception. To be deceived is to be captured.
- Heavenly Father I worship you. Have mercy on me. I ask you to supernaturally empower me to walk in dominion over the spirit of deception all the days of my life in Jesus name. Amen.
TO BE CONTINUED…..