Regardless of how the world, the governments, and the systems are being shaken right now, remain steadfast in the unshakable Kingdom of God. No matter how demonic a force like ISIS can be, God is bigger. Even if ebola turned into a powerful epidemic across several countries, God is bigger. If the stock market crashed again, God is bigger. As we are coming to the end of all things, the world will be shaken, there will be wars and rumors of wars, an increase of lawlessness, the spirit of the antichrist on the rise, persecution, pestilences, famines, false prophets, birth pains in the earth, and earthquakes in various places. There is no doubt about that. Matthew 24, 2 Thessalonians 2, 1 Timothy 4, and 2 Timothy 3 and 4 clearly state that there is a great falling away in the last days. We have been in the great apostasy for some time. You may not have been able to tell because you are right in the middle of it and have grown up in church under lawlessness. For others, you see it because you lived under mighty moves of God in the church, sound doctrine, biblical prophetic teachings, and ministers of integrity but have seen the falling away from these things. Sometimes, being on the inside of something you cannot always see it clearly as you could from on the outside. Yes, there is revival happening, and yes there is a world shaking and lawlessness happening. However, do not get caught up in both sides of this to where you do not see correctly and live incorrectly on one extreme.
You cannot preach revival and expect the world to be perfected on earth before the return of Christ. This is what some "prophets" are trying to say today, and they totally ignore any sort of judgment or repercussion of sin. Some will argue that there is no judgment right now because we are under grace, but take a look at what sin has done to the world, the people you love, and even your own life before you were saved (John 3:18-21). That belief in itself is lawlessness. Grace gives you the ability to flee from sin’s death grip, strongholds, and repercussions if you have come to the cross and nail your self there. You flee from sin’s grip if you take up your cross daily. The only time the world will be perfect is when the Lord creates a new heaven and new earth (Revelation 21). Until then, the world will remain in its fallen state where Satan and his demons prowl the earth looking to devour the souls of humanity in any way possible, especially through the doctrines of demons and the spirit of religion within the church. Even so, we have been given power from on high and the keys to the Kingdom. Do not be shaken. God has everything under control. Everything in the world is happening according to the Word of God. Pick up your Bibles and read them so that you will see clearly and are not swayed by the “prophecies” of man. Read the Word of God!
Then there are others who believe that there is no hope for humanity, America, or this generation because the world is coming to an end. Yes, it is coming to an end, but our hope is not in anything or anyone else but that of Christ Jesus and him alone. Jesus, the prophets, and the apostles warned us of the terrible things concerning the end of the age. We were warned in order for us to remain steadfast in our faith, not to be shaken by anything, and to not fall away to the spirit of lawlessness in the last days.
Yes, we have been seeing the great falling away. Yes, things are going to be shaken in the last days. Yes, there is a fire-filled revival remnant of God rising up in this hour. Yes, the greatest awakening is happening. Yes, persecution is happening. Yes, wars and rumors of wars are happening. We have specifically been warned of these things concerning the last days. They are in Scripture, and they are all coming to pass. You must understand that we will see both apostasy, persecution, perilous times, and the latter rain go hand in hand. We will see a great soul winning harvest, but we will see an increase of persecution.
Some of you only believe in God because he gives, but what if he takes away? What if he asked you to drink the cup of the martyr? Folks, you better make sure you are truly grounded in Christ Jesus and sound doctrine in these last days lest you fall away to the spirit of lawlessness and the spirit of the antichrist that many have in the church of America today because of false gospels being preached. You rarely (if ever) hear a message on repentance, holiness, denying yourself, and bearing the cross of Jesus. What you usually hear is about money, money, and more money with how you can be blessed, have happier thoughts, still live in sin (if they call it that) and go to heaven. If you attend a church like this, then run. Run as fast as you can because you are sitting under lawlessness and a false gospel. Do not misunderstand me. The gifts and blessings of God are real, and I believe wholeheartedly in them. Wealth is not a sin, but the worship and misuse of it is. In many churches across America, they worship the god of mammon more than Yahweh. You cannot serve two masters. However, there is a difference in the real blessings of God, and the televangelist crooks on TV trying to sell the anointing of God. Wake up and use discernment!
I will leave you with these verses of hope, faith, and strength concerning the times and the seasons in which we are in. Do not be deceived by false prophets and prophecies of man. Be grounded in Scripture and know that God has everything under control. Even though we may face difficult times in the last days, we win.
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