Christians being arrested, persecuted, and Killed.
Yep, it’s happening. It can range from as little as being called a Jesus Freak and as severe as being killed; all because we follow Christ. So the next time you hear someone say “I don’t want to hear about that Jesus stuff.” or the news reports that a missionary was killed, remember that Jesus said it first in Matt 24.
Lake 21:17 says “And ye shall be hated of men for my name’s sake.”
Sin is good, good is evil
I knew something was happening, when in 12th grade I called out someone for cheating in the game we were playing and I got in trouble for it bring it to my teacher’s attention. Was actually threatened to go to detention. The nerve. It is terrible out there. Yes, there are prohibitions still in place, but there is a lot of leniency, as well.
Case point:2 boys were killed. 1 for walking in a neighborhood for wearing a hoodie and the other for playing loud music at the gas station in his car. The murderers: 1 got off scot free and the other was found guilty of everything but the actually murder of the victim. Are you kidding me? Oh did I mention that the 2 boys were Black?
2nd Thess 2:12 says “That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” Yeah people are actually excited when they sin.
Ok lets take this to another level.
Homosexuality is recognized as a good thing now. I mean it is flaunted.
Drug used has increased (I mean it’s actually pretty easy to get some weed now)
Witchcraft and Wiccan is acceptable as a religion. What is religion? Man’s attempt to reach God by their own efforts. The bible speaks clearly against witchcraft of any kind.
Lets talk about sex, sex, sex, sex, sex, sex…..it’s just all around but with the opposite of the original intent. We can literally buy porn on tv, in the store, on the street, Las Vegas, on the internet. I took Human Sexuality once and one of my assignments was to actually look at porn and to understand all about orgasms. I learned a lot that day, but I also get why once upon a time it was considered taboo. It’s no longer considered taboo, it’s now the norm. I watched Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and I get strippers and auditions of strippers now. Oh goody!
I can cuss someone out and it’s considered “Keeping it Real” and giving a good job for the effort.
Ok lets move on
False Prophets and False Teachers
Matt 24:24 “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”
Pay attention when folk start saying “God told me to tell you” and also for those that say what is opposite of what the bible says.
The thing about False prophets/False Christs, they are so manipulative and mastered in their deception that they don’t even know the truth if it bite them. But the kicker is when they get mean and their true colors show when they are called out by believers for their deception.
Look at BET in the middle of the night. They show some freaking stuff that it’s hard to believe people fall for it and they are all money oriented.
Miracle spring water (yall know that is Deer Park or Aquafina). I can’t believe people actually call for some deer park water just to get money.
Prayer Cloth (Located in Dollar Tree for $1 to clean your ipad). I actually almost called the screaming dude Kerney Thomas one night so I can get the free cloth to clean my eyeglasses and laptop. (I’m cheap) (BTW….as fake as he is, I do get a good laugh when I watch Kerney Thomas, because he scares the hair off my arms with his screaming. You tube it.)
Prayer Rock (located in your backyard on top of a spider or ants) .. seriously, what the heck a rock going to do? Jesus is the rock, go to him.
Donate $1000 to be blessed (That’s a lot of work to give something I don’t have) Seriously, if I have $1000, I’m not giving it to someone screaming or calmly talking on the telly to give it to them.
Most of the false prophets are more money minded and just want to make a buck, but promising things that are just not scriptural. Most are also good motivational speakers and now really people that God has called to preach his gospel.
Just watch Phineas and Ferb on Disney Channel when you can’t sleep at night or catch the reruns of the Closer on TNT (we love drama).
Which leads me to……
Cults/Arise of Secret Organizations
Don’t drink the Kool-aid. Seriously don’t.
Let me list the cults that we have out there: Jehoviah Witness, Mormons, Catholicism, Seventh Day Adventists, Wiccan, etc. Some even worship the fictional ones: Pookie and dem in Piggly, the Starship Enterprise, the Force from Star Wars, Magical Source Mystic Force, the Charmed Ones, etc.
I get so annoyed that most of the cults are considered grouped into Christianity. They don’t believe in having a true relationship with Jesus Christ. They don’t believe that by faith in Jesus Christ that one can be saved. They believe that one has to work or believe in an addition to Jesus in order to be saved. Some people you have to be good, never sin again, not drink, smoke, have sex, and celebrate Christmas and Halloween, and other odd stuff.
Some cults that are supposedly “Christians” even teach that one can lose their salvation. Bite your tongue very hard and not listen to that, because it’s not true that one can lose their salvation and if you ever join something that teaches that, then you walk away very fast, do not pass go, do not collect $200.
Secret Organizations like the Freemasons and the Illuminati (Well you guys aint a secret when I can research what you guys are about). Apparently, the Freemasons and the Illuminati are connected and possibly apart of the New World Order or the NOW, which has been organized and rumored to have certain celebrities, presidents, congressmen, etc. One huge organization that will be the brains behind mysterious events, disappearances, and possible terrorist attacks, and so on and so forth. It’s like an episode of NCIS, where Gibbs team will be in the bullpen looking at the flat screen trying to figure out the next agenda and terrorist attack. I seriously think that this is just one of the organizations that will be under the Anti-Christ administration. We’ll have to see how this plans out.
2nd Timothy 3:2 “For men shall be lovers of their own selves, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy.”
Children being Disobedient and More Rebellious
The last time I was a kid, my generation at least feared our parents to the point where we will actually not try them a second time, because we knew that their word was the law. Nowadays, you can’t spank your child or punish them out of fear that law enforcement will view it as child abuse. Proverbs 13:24 says that “Whoever spares the rod hates their child, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.” At one point in my very young life, I got a whooping everyday. I tried my mom, my dad, grandparents, and my teachers. My mom eventually gave my teachers permission to spank me and then I got one again at home (seriously that’s how bad I was). Those punishments did something good, because I turned out ok. I’m not on Maury Povich for beating my mom or on the Steve Wilkos show because I needed a lie detector test to prove I’m telling the truth about something (this may be a horrible example), but I digress; I’m a generation Y kid with some generation X in there somewhere. I went outside to play; I watched Jem and the Holograms and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. We actually had something to do to keep us from getting into trouble. It seems like as the years go by, kids getting rebellious became more normal and was not dealt with like it was in my time. (Yeah I’ve only been an adult for about 13 years now.)
Like I said, I knew my mother word was law and if I didn’t obey it, then I paid the consequences. So, when you see kids disobeying their parents, acting very rude (I mean some of them are down right mean with strength), it’s a clear sign that we are in the end times. (I have second thoughts about bringing a child into this world now.)
People being Lovers of Themselves, Boasters, Proud, Unthankful, Unholy
It’s all about me, me, me, me, me. Forget about you, you, you, you, you. That actually was the lyrics to some song that I can’t remember right now. It’s too the point right? Hey, it’s about me and not you. You see this everyday, all day. Think about some of these reality tv shows we have on tv today. Let me show people a glimpse of my life.(Actually I can careless, but it’s still intriguing, so I watch it anyway…how hypocritical of me?) When we as humans become so selfish aka lovers of ourselves, then boasting, being proud, unthankful, and unholy is born. We humans are selfish, but it has gotten more worse and more prominent because where in the season of the end times. Prophecy is fulfilling itself.
And first and foremost, we weren’t put on this earth for our enjoyment and pleasure; we were put on this earth to worship and praise God. It’s not about us, it’s not about me, it is about Jesus Christ, Lord of Heaven and Earth. Trust and Believe.
Stay tune for part 3 of the signs of the second coming
Don’t forget to study