AN "END TIME" PERSPECTIVE

by Alan Lazerte

We believe we are in what the Bible repeatedly describes as "the last days", which describe a time-frame extending from the birth of Jesus of Nazareth to His second coming at the end of the Tribulation. We believe also in a literal "catching away" (or Rapture) of true believers in Christ before the wrath of God is poured out during the Great Tribulation period; and that every believer, dead or alive, will be taken to be with the LORD in a new resurrection body.

There will be a seven year Tribulation period of unparalleled satanic activity, wickedness and war, destruction and disturbance, ending in a three and a half year Great Tribulation which would result in the destruction of Israel, and life on earth, except that Christ returns with his armies of angels and previously raptured believers to defeat the armies of the world and judge the survivors.. Then the thousand year reign of Christ on earth (which is called the Millennium) will begin.

So, where are we on this "time-line"? We can't pinpoint exactly what will happen, or when, but we are not left without signposts, signs and directions:

The Second Coming "will not come until the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition" 2 Thessalonians 2:3

According to Daniel (Chapters 2, 7 and 9) we shall see an attempted man-made revival of the old Roman Empire in modern dress, in expanded form, which "swallows the whole world". That is upon us, having commenced with the powerless League of Nations after the first World, War, immensely expanded and given teeth with the United Nations (and it's armies) after the second World war, and now gathering unto itself unlimited power to overrule National sovereignties whenever an excuse or emergency makes it possible.

The latest expansion of this "one-world" appetite is the new International World Court quietly setup recently by bureaucrats, including Canadians, working behind National sovereignties and Parliaments.(and defining itself as anti-Israel by it's documents) as described in this ISRAEL REPORT.

Recent events involving South Africa, the Gulf War, Bosnia and other "hot spots" give the "one-worlders" opportunities to carry out their power grab. Dangerous precedents have been set to justify overruling sovereignty of nations; possibly including Israel, and a Canadian political divorce in the near future ?

The current tragic desintegration of American life, religion, culture, law and morals fits perfectly into 2 Timothy 3: 13: "Evil men and impostors (swindlers and cheats) will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived". Not just America, but the whole of Western civilization is involved ! For full details read 2 Timothy 3:1-4, 1 Timothy 4, and 2 Peter 2:2

And, in response, what are we Christians to do ? "yield the peaceable fruit of righteousness...strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet.....Pursue peace with all, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord" Hebrews 12: 11-14

Amen !


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