Not long ago I posted my thoughts on recently identified “Fake News” and how it all started in the Garden of Eden with Satan’s lie. If you recall, even though Adam and Eve had been previously warned by God NOT to eat from the tree of knowledge, Satan told Eve:
“For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Remember, in the Garden of Eden before the Fall, there was NO evil, only good. God Himself said “…and God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:25). I believe what God was telling Adam and Eve is when you know good and evil, you will be prone to experience and commit evil acts. As God said “…the wages of sin are death.” (Romans 6:23). He was warning them that if they knew evil, they would eventually commit evil and would die because of it. Of course, we also know in His Mercy God covered Adam and Eve’s nakedness with the skin of an innocent animal and then later sent an innocent Jesus to “cover” all of our sins with His death on the cross IF we would only accept His sacrifice and ask for forgiveness of our sins.
Around 550 BC Daniel, one of the greatest prophets in the entire Bible, was told by God to write down those things highlighting the Last Days. After he did so, he was told:
“But you, Daniel, roll up and SEAL (capitals mine) the words of the scroll until THE TIME OF THE END (capitals mine). Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”
After Daniel wrote the prophecies as instructed by God, he questioned what they meant, when they would happen and what the outcome would be, to which God said, “He replied, ‘Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end. Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, BUT (capitals mine) the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand but those who are wise will understand.” Daniel 12:9-10.
The world was NOT to know when these things would happen UNTIL they were ready to happen! I take this responsibility to let others know the Biblical prophetic knowledge God has given me very humbly. As I have said many times, I am NOT trying to be political, but rather I am only trying to let all know what the Bible says regarding the Last Days. I firmly believe we cannot be selective, choosing those things we agree with what the Bible says and then ignoring the other things spoken of in the Bible. Either the Holy Bible is our sole source for the wisdom God intended us to have or it is not. There is simply NO IN BETWEEN! If the Bible says it is a sin to steal. IT IS A SIN TO STEAL!
So, if the Bible says there are signs of the Last days that we should know about and our wisdom will be enhanced as we see these previously foretold events happening in our generation, then we should know the end is near. What are some of those signs? One would definitely be the sinful degradation of mankind we see happening today. Of course, bad things have always happened. But, we are seeing an accelerated rate of sin not seen since the days of Noah. Think about this for a moment. We recently elected a President vowing to make America great again. yet, today America is the single largest user of illegal drugs in the world. We fill the world’s internet with pornography and supply PG movies that only a few years ago would have been rated X. Commercials and movies actively promote gay lifestyles. And, perhaps the most saddening, 3-4,000 children a DAY are being killed under the lie of it being a “woman’s choice or health” issue. Meanwhile the US State Depart actively promotes legal abortions throughout the world. This came into play with the passage of Roe vs. Wade in 1973 when only 3 countries in the entire world allowed abortions, and only then when a woman’s life was in danger. The list goes on and on and my purpose is to let all know the Bible says these things are sinful and were not previously advocated publicly as they are today, a sign of the Last Days!. I believe anyone over 40 years old would have to agree these things were not actively promoted when we were growing up. So what exactly does the Bible say?
“Although they claimed to be wise, they became FOOLS (capitals mine) and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a LIE (capitals mine), and worshipped and served created things RATHER (capitals mine) than the Creator – who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding; no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these things BUT ALSO APPROVE OF THOSE WHO PRACTICE THEM (capitals mine).”
Do YOU approve of these things? It continues throughout the Bible:
“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, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God – having a form of godliness but denying its power. HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH SUCH PEOPLE (capitals mine). They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.”
2 Timothy 3:1-7
Throughout the Bible we are told there are not only unrepentant sinners but those who actually believe what they are doing is OK and many who approve of what they are doing. The Bible calls them foolish BECAUSE they have heard the Truth but have rejected it in order to continue to embrace their lifestyle and the lie that Satan gave them.
“They are all senseless and foolish; they are taught by worthless wooden idols.”
“Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”
“He said to them, ‘How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken.”
Thank God, at this moment it is not TOO LATE to change their lives around and accept the Gift God has given all of us. Unfortunately, don’t count on it since the Bible says that those faithful to God will be persecuted by these fools and ultimately, it will come down to Christ’s return at Armageddon to finally end Satan’s Lie. We must continue to reach out and let all know the Power of the Promise of God and, as usual to “…comfort one another with these words.”