Are We Living in the Last Days?

onfire4jesus's picture

Do you read any of the news? The Gaza Strip has been taken over by Hamas, the militant Islam group. The president of Iran has vowed to wipe out Jews and Christians and talks about the return of the Mahdi, the second coming of their prophet. If you read Matthew 24 where Jesus talks about the signs of the last days, many things have been fulfilled or are being fulfilled. Perhaps you believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church, or not? What does it matter but that we are ready like the wise virgins in the parable of the foolish and wise virgins? We must ask ourselves "What am I doing today that will have eternal value and make me a useful vessel for my Master, Jesus Christ?" Perhaps you are like I once was, many times 'caught up with the cares of this world'. Then one day I prayed 'do whatever it takes, Lord, to make me on fire for you again.' The Lord was faithful to answer my prayer in a way I never expected. My prayer is that I have challenged you to wake up and seek God's perfect will, or maybe even to be bold enough to pray the Lord will do 'whatever it takes' in your life to make you on fire for Jesus!

KarenSMergner's picture

The Last Days

I make the following points as proof we are in the last days.
Jacob's Trouble, part One - the Holocaust
The establishment of Israel as a nation in one day, May 14, 1948, after over 2000 years.
The reemergence of Hebrew from a dead language to the spoken language of the Israeli people.
The miracle that Israel has not been annihilated by her sworn enemies in wars 1948, 1953, 1967, 1973, 2006 and the ever present threat from Iran's president. He who watches over Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps.
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 at Qumran, that proves the Hebrew Tanakh is the same book today as when first compiled; not tampered with. Tedious dedicated work by Biblical experts to piece the tiny fragments together and the published results has to be a miracle.
The desert blooming like a rose. The nations of the world being fed by fresh fruits and produce coming from the farms in the recovered malarial swamp and desert areas of Israel. The thriving democracy.
The making of Iliyah, return of the Jews to Israel from all around the world. Christian Zionists united in this effort contributing millions of dollars for this cause.
Global evangelization through Christian broadcasting networks, internet, satellite, cable, and television; global travel; the Chinese Church sending groups of Chinese missionaries through the 5000 people groups in 50 countries in the 10/40 window, all the way back to Jerusalem is their goal. Please pray for these people.
The gospel will be preached to all the nations of the world; then the end will come. Once the fullness of the Gentiles has come in, then the end will come.
We are seeing a great outpouring of the Spirit of God upon all flesh. The Lord is appearing to Muslims in dreams and visions. Thousands are converting to Christianity in Iran as the result of Christian broadcasting. The fullness of the Gentiles includes Muslims.
The growing darkness is in the news daily. We are well aware of the rise in violence, threats of national catastrophe; the rise of murderous ethnic, religious violence: Muslim against Christian and Jew, rise of epidemics, AIDs, human slavery, unlawfulness, ungodliness spreading across the globe; Christianity under attack everywhere; abortion, euthanasia, cloning, the homosexual agenda and witchcraft; widespread famines, increase in devastating earthquakes, kingdom rising against kingdom. The kingdoms of light and darkness are becoming more clearly defined.
The ungodly will have an opportunity to experience the world as they want it; when Jesus calls His church home, the 2000 year presence of the church holding back the darkness will be removed; then the great falling away; antichrist will appear; Revelation speaks of the tribulation to come.
Scripture must be fulfilled. The Old Testament scriptures of Daniel, Psalm 83, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Micah, Joel etc, are our indicators. "Not one dot or tittle shall be removed from the law and the prophets" Not one word shall pass away.
For all who love the Lord, pray for our leaders, our servicemen, the youth, Israel, our neighbors; speak the gospel message to people around you so they will receive salvation before it is too late.
Do not be afraid; the Lord is coming soon to claim His bride, to take the radiant church to be with Him in heaven for the banquet supper of the Lamb, the New Jerusalem and returns with her for the Millennial reign of the Lord Jesus Christ. Maranatha. Come Lord Jesus.

Karen S. Mergner