What a time we live in! With what I see every day, I truly believe the end must be near. I don’t want to come across as overly pessimistic or negative. I am very sensitive that the topic is tough for folks – especially as we continue to battle with a pandemic, record high inflation, nuclear threats, and food shortages. People are looking for hope – and here I come and dash that hope with a claim that the End must be near. The fact is, I think most folks have pondered that thought.
I must state that for many years I’ve heard so many preachers and doomsday folks proclaim … “The End is Near”. That message has gotten louder with every difficulty that our world has faced over the years. Today, it is blaring! The Bible makes it clear that the closer to the return of the Messiah, the more turbulence, famines, and wars we would see. No-one knows exactly when that will occur.
In my life-time I have never seen the intensity of difficulties like we’re now seeing on a global scale. Wars and rumors of wars are a daily reporting. Pandemics, famine, shootings … you name it, and we’re seeing it like no other time in history.
I personally believe we will soon be engulfed in another major war, NOT because the media says so – but because the stirring of anger and bitterness is rampant.
The toxic attitudes and callous abrasion has taken over our politics – and our churches. As I went to the store today, I noticed so many people who’s countenance showed that they were bothered and worried. You could hardly draw a smile out of them. There seems to be so much anger and resentment in the hearts of people.
The Bible clearly proclaims that in the last days, this is what it will look like. I can’t read the following scripture without seeing this very clearly and active in our world today. You don’t have to look much farther than Social Media to see this very vividly.
You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good.
2 Timothy 3:1-3 (NLT)
I certainly do not claim to know “when” the end will come. I know this … there are a lot of folks making “prophetic” claims based on signs and dreams they’ve had. We must be extremely careful with what we are hearing and seeing. The Bible makes it clear that in the last days there will be FALSE PROPHETS who will come and deceive many.
For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
Matthew 24:24 NIV
For me, I do believe the end is near. I believe we are also about to enter the most turbulent time we have seen in our Country. We should be preparing ourselves and strengthening our families. Be Careful who you follow – and get Prepared!