Is It Crazy to Think That These Are the Last Days?
I’ve been thinking:
Israel came very close to bombing Iran, which have become allies with Russia. This is remarkably similar to the scenario described in Ezekiel 38-39.
The threat of international internet related crime is grave and very real. Entire countries can be brought to their knees in a matter of minutes. The only solution is to impose international control over the internet, which will mean an even greater centralization of power. This jives with the idea of an international dictatorship under the man of sin.
Worldwide economic conditions are such that the only solution making sense to world leaders is the globalization of the world’s economies. A one-world economy will be the economy of the antichrist. See Revelation 13.
The call to merge the world’s religions is becoming louder and louder. Increasingly, religions are viewed as being the same. Syncretism has replaced the search for and study of what is objectively true.The harlot will be a syncretistic religious system. The harlot will be the religion of antichrist in the first half of his seven year tenure. See Revelation 17-18.
Technology has given us a common language, for the first time since the tower of Babel. Now nothing will be withheld from what mankind proposes to do.Babel is being reversed for the first time. A common humanism is what is now, and what will be in the future. “Glory to man in the highest” is humanism’s cry. There is no room for God in that worldview.
Any problem facing mankind today has become a global problem, many of which seem to have no solution. Aids, poverty, war, famine, malnutrition, crime, murder, climate changes, deforestation, pollution, currency devaluation, trade imbalance; no matter what is named, there is no way to solve it.“Men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken.” (Luke 21:26)
I could go on and on… in answer to the opening question, it’s crazy to not think that these are the last days. Of course, I’m talking about the thinking of those who respect the Bible and believe in the reality of Bible prophecy.
Jesus told His disciples “And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe” (John 14:29). His predictions to His men were for the purpose of increasing their faith. So it is for us today.
“Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28).
No, it’s not crazy to think we’re in the last days. It’s our blessed hope, it clears our mind to understand these things, and it provides tremendous motivation to live a godly life.
John 14:1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
Titus 2:13 …looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ…
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Peter 1:13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ…
Ephesians 6:17a …and take the helmet of salvation…
1 Thessalonians 5:8b …but let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.
1 John 3:2-3 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
What we really need to do in these last days is trust the Lord, believe His Word, and live for Him, full-on.
Thanks for reading.