Most of what is taught about the end times leaves people in fear and dread. I admit there are dark times ahead but God’s children should never walk in fear. The two main things we need to know as we enter these last days is don’t let your heart be troubled and have ears to hear.
The bible tells us in numerous places that God’s people will be led in peace, dwell in peace, abide in peace, etc. The fact is, a heart in fear and turmoil is not a heart that is trusting God. A fearful heart won’t hear the still small voice of God leading us beside still waters or making us to lie down in green pastures!
If we allow fear to grip our hearts, we will respond to situations out of panic and not from the place of peace, trusting that our heavenly Father will guide us even through the valley of the shadow of death. Practice keeping your mind stayed upon God and his promises now and He will keep you in perfect peace.
Jesus told us that he is the Good Shepherd (John chapter 10). Are we good sheep? Practice following his voice even in the small things. Jeremiah 12:5 tells us “If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?” Learn to hear, trust and follow God now in the small day-to-day things so it will be natural to us when forced to trust God in life or death situations.
As we enter into the perilous times ahead know that contrary to what most churches teach, the tribulation is not God pouring his wrath out on the earth. The darkness which lies ahead is the result of wicked men systematically removing God’s word as the standard of living and replacing it with humanism and political correctness which in reality is lawlessness.
The first 3 1/2 years of tribulation is the anti-christ and his followers persecuting the followers of Jesus, Jews, and anyone will not bow to the anti-christ. The second 3 1/2 years of the tribulation is God pouring his wrath out on the anti-christ and his followers. It is a time when the corruption that has been ruling this earth since the days of Adam’s rebellion will be revealed and be crushed when Jesus returns and establishes His earthly Kingdom and reigns on earth for 1000 years!
There is something that all Americans need to know.
Do not be deceived my friends, Islam is not peaceful religion!
Recently I took a college level course on biblical end times (eschatology). Part of that course was a study of the Qur’an and the Sunna which together form the basis for the beliefs and practices of Muslims everywhere. We also studied the writings of many Muslim scholars. These were not anti Islam scholars but Muslim scholars that interpreted their ancient writings for the followers of Mohammad.
Know these things.
The bible is very clear that the anti-christ will rise from the muslim nations that are now forming in the middle east.
Muslims are taught to use deception to hide their true agenda which is to eradicate all non muslims from the face of the earth to prepare it for the return of Allah.
Until I took the college course I mention earlier, all the end times teaching I heard was confusing and left me fearful and questioning God. The end times are really very clear and easy to understand if we use the bible to interpret the bible. Most of the end times teaching people are hearing tries to interpret the bible using circumstances instead of letting the bible interpret itself and that never works!
The book of Revelation points to three types of believers that will come out of the tribulation. Those who give their lives in refusing convert to Islam. Those who endure, most likely struggling, fighting and scraping to survive. And lastly, those who overcome by prospering in every situation. I want all my friends to be over comers in Jesus!
Remember this always. We are the bride of Christ. He watches over us jealously. God is our protector. Trust in Him confidently knowing that he will always make our enemies flee before us. Our loving heavenly Father can always be trusted. Do not let your hearts be troubled!