Signs of the End Time (Part I)
Topic: End of the Age
And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 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? (Matthew 24:1-3)
In Matthew 24, Jesus told His disciples about things to come. Remember, Jesus had not glorify Himself from the dead yet. This sermon was before He faced horrible death penalty that He had ever faced. Why Jesus told these future prophecies to His disciples? Can these prophetic words reliable to our generation? If we look Matthew 24 more closely, we will find some of the events had already fulfilled after Jesus ascent to the heaven, some are already progressing, and has not fulfilled yet. When we read and watch our daily news, we see the progression of the bible prophecy. For example, few years ago, one of the Virginia State Delegates received the legislation to pass the bill for all the Virginians to receive the microchip in their skins. As I read one of the articles in my local newspaper, one of the delegates stood against the idea of this microchip, which we recognize as the Mark of Beast (Revelation 13). Using the technology is good thing. However, if the technology that relates to globalization or UN is meaning serious business, which it could lead us into the Antichrist. This may be same with UN disability treaty (Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities), which it has not passed through US Senate yet.
But we first will discuss on the deception within the churches. Jesus warned us in John 14:30, “Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.” Who is the prince of this world? Even though God originated this world, the world is partially dominated by Satan. But, as we read in Job 1-2, Satan cannot dominates anything until he’d receive permission from God. His goal is trying to be higher than God as we see in Isaiah 14:12-14: “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”
Sadly, there are many churches have failed into the devil’s method of deception. If we’d wonder how our education system is messed up, because we have not stand for the truth. Look into our government system and see how our current leaders stand for the ungodly laws because of our actions. Our current president has decided to support Palestine to take over the land of Israel. It is sad enough for Obama to make our nation as socialism through his healthcare law, but let God’s enemies to take over His Holy Land of Israel. God said in Genesis 12:3: “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
Right now, we have a president, who likes to please everyone, except God, truly born-again Christians, and unborn children. If we look back through the last two or three decades, our nation has been kept loosing Christianity heritage. If the person is in America, he or she automatically becomes Christian. As we may have noticed in any religion book, we don’t see a chapter on Roman Catholicism, because it has been blended with the Christianity for over 1500 years. Now, we do same thing with Islam. Some churches already have combined with the Islamic group and came up a name with Chrislam. That’s where TBN has started to sell some products on Islam.
Antichrist cannot arrive until the deception would be taken places. Revelation 13 tells us that he would do miracles and wonders. “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority (13:2).” Most today’s televangelists have loose the meat part of the Word of God. Now, most of their sermons on how God bless us. Look some today’s preachers, such as Joel Osteen, Joyce Myer, Benny Hinn, and Kenneth Copland. They spent about 95% of preaching on things we need and 5% on God’s. Paul warned us in II Timothy 4:3-4, “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.” This is why I don’t give their references on my ministry blog.
Let me ask you a question. Do you have your relationship with the Heavenly Father? If not, I like to encourage you to develop your personal relationship with Jesus Christ today. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God. If you’d need further assistance, you can email me at or visit my ministries website at www.mgjcweb.org for further resources.
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