Is this world on a downward spiral or is it that our exposure to negativity has been magnified by our access to the Internet, Social Media, and the News? The exposure to the cruelty of this world and the “anything goes” mentality has some questioning if we are approaching the end of times. This is what the Bible tells us in 2 Timothy 3:1-3, “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,”

The Bible does not tell us the time of Jesus’s return, but as Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus gives us some important clues for discerning the approach of the end times in Matthew 24:4-8, Jesus answered:

“Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars but see to it that yoare not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.”

“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Mark 13:32)

The Bible speaks of an increase in false messiahs, an increase in warfare, and increases in famines, plagues, and natural disasters as signs of the end of times. The Bible is giving us a warning, but Jesus clearly states these events are only the beginning and the end is yet to come.

There is no doubt that the world is changing, and dark times are definitely here. Everything is changing and nothing is certain anymore except God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit as revealed in the Bible to us who have hearts that are willing to believe the Truth. Our natural realm is being greatly shaken right in front of our eyes, and as Believers we are also in a constant spiritual war. Spiritual warfare is as real as natural warfare. I would say it is even more challenging because we fight against what we cannot see with our natural vision. We must be in tune with Christ so He can open our spiritual eyes. As Christians, we have tremendous power in the spirit realm. The problem is that many of us forget we are in a war and fail to use our weapons. Ephesians 6:11-13 reads,  

“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” 

Our question should not be if this is the end time, we should be more concerned whether we are ready if it is. Believers should not be changing with the world, we should be standing steadfast in our faith. Believers should not be compromising to fit in when God has set us apart. Believers should not be living in fear but should be confident that God is still in control despite what it looks like? God has given us enough information that we can be prepared, and that is what we are called to be as our hearts cry out, “Come, Lord Jesus” Love and Blessings…

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2)

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” (1 Peter 2:9-10)

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

“The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands;” (Acts 17:24)

“He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. (Revelations 22:20)

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