Are We Near to the End Days?
Are you also looking at the answers regarding the Dooms Day which is also called as Rapture?
Are we closer to the End Days, this is a question which I keep asking myself these days after seeing what is happening around the world. If I ask my Church Pastor, they may say that the coming of Christ is near and it is a truth but when, we do not know, but these are some of the signs. Well it is true that he will surely come and we all are going to witness it.
Prophesy of the Prophets
What is happening around us is actually prophesied by the prophets and by John The Baptist in the Book of Revelation. If they have mentioned it, then there must be someone to decipher it. We need to confess this fact that the Bible was written in Spirit. I have seen people reading it with flesh and not in Spirit. I am no one to judge the faith of someone, but whatever I am writing today is in the light of the Holy Spirit, granted to me by my Father in Heaven and by Jesus Christ.
Do you have the Holy Spirit to know the account of events around you?
The question is do I or you really have the Holy Spirit or you have the Holy Spirit to know the plans of God or to know whether the events around us is an early warning of the coming of the King of King and the Lord of Lord.
How can you be so sure that the Holy Spirit is working in you and through you. The answer is “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.” (John 14:15-17).
So are we saying that the spirit in you is the same Spirit which people called as “Souls”. The answer is NO. Remember, we are born sinners so though the soul in you. Now read the highlighted portion, once again. It says a) Love me, b) Keep My Commands and c) Another Advocate - the Spirit of Truth. To obtain the Holy Spirit you must know that you should 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' (Matthew 22:37). Then it says that you need to ‘keep My Commands’. Are we talking about the 10 Commandments which were given to Moses. It is essential to keep those commands to lead a Holy Life but Jesus said something very beautiful in the same chapter of Matthew, when the disciples asked what is the greatest commandment and He said in 37th verse ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38th says this is the first and greatest commandment. 39th says And the second is like ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.
If you obey these then for sure our Lord will bless you with his Holy Spirit as an Advocate or in another version as a Helper.
Why do you need an Advocate or a Helper, you will soon get to know in the later part of this article of mine?
People read The Bible in Flesh and not in Spirit, and I said I am not judging anyone today but whatever I am writing is through the Holy Spirit. I have forgotten the book and the chapter but in Hindi it clearly says “Main Apne Bhedo ko Apne Chune Huo Ke Upar Kholta Hun”. “That I reveal my secrets upon my chosen one”. Once you start reading scriptures through the eyes of the Holy Spirit, you will actually get to know what it means and you will witness a massive change in knowing the word of God.
The events are just the beginning.
Is He Coming?
Now what is happening around us is this should be the preparation day of the Passover. Is He Coming? Nobody will or should decipher that because it says, "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father”. (Matthew 24:36). Now let’s recall some events and see if it all not written in The Bible from the book of Matthew chapter 24 & 25. Why I have only taken the Book of Matthew, because we need to understand how disciples behaved or acted when the Lord of Heaven was with himself and they have many questions and they want to know it all including the prophesy of the End Times. They knew what was written in the Book of Prophets and by that time the Book of Revelation was not written.
Matthew 24:6 - You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
Rumors of Wars:-
North Korea Dictator Kim Jong mocked US multiple times for triggering the Biological and Nuclear War in 2019.
US drone strike on Iran that killed their Leader Qasim Suleimani, which triggered another war like situation, if that would have happened the world would have witnessed WWIII in 2019.
Indian army raided Pakistan in Balakot to take revenge of Pulwama Attack. An airstrike that resulted in heightened tension between these two countries in 2019.
US - Chinese Tensions which started in 2018 including Russia as the counterpart for China lead to political global offence from the allies of the US and UN.
US-China Tension 2020 - US is now taking up China to UN for being responsible for the COVID-19 Pandemic. If China will see himself surrounded by US allies, then God knows what the Dragon will do.
India-China Tension 2020 - China has infiltrated inside the LAC and later deployed 5000 troops at LAC. When the whole world is battling with COVID-19, China is engaging its force for war.
So that’s it, only 6 Global Offensive Records suffice Matthew 24:6. No. How can one forget the Civil War which took more lives than the Military Confrontations.
Civil War in Hong Kong - Hong Kong's protests started in June against plans to allow extradition to mainland China. Critics feared this could undermine judicial independence and endanger dissidents. The Protest went on till September.
Venezuela Civil War - Venezuela’s economy was in freefall, with a devastating social impact. Poverty and malnutrition are rampant. President Nicolás Maduro’s ruling clique, having badly mismanaged the economy, refused to admit the depth of Venezuela’s agony or accept most humanitarian relief. The government then dismantled the country’s institutions, stripping the opposition-controlled parliament of its powers and stage-managing the election of a rubber-stamp legislature in its place.
Matthew 24:7-8- Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.
US against China - to be held responsible for COVID-19. There is more to come in the coming months. Famines and Earthquakes in various places. Do we know what is happening around the world during this time. Famine and Earthquakes are still to come, but these will just be the beginning of it. Which means this is not the end yet?
Some more events, which will be directly responsible for the fulfillment of the above.
Scientists who assess the planet's health see indisputable evidence that Earth has been getting warmer, in some cases rapidly
- Everywhere on Earth ice is changing. The famed snows of Kilimanjaro have melted more than 80 percent since 1912. Glaciers in the Garhwal Himalaya in India are retreating so fast that researchers believe that most central and eastern Himalayan glaciers could virtually disappear.
- Arctic sea ice has thinned significantly over the past half century, and its extent has declined by about 10 percent in the past 30 years
- The projected economic and humanitarian impacts on low-lying, densely populated, and desperately poor countries like Bangladesh are potentially catastrophic. The scenarios are disturbing even in wealthy countries like the Netherlands, with nearly half its landmass already at or below sea level.
- You should also know that Locust is slowly eating the crops these days. One of the 7 plagues in ancient Egypt was also the attack of Locust.
Read Isaiah 24, the whole chapter and relate the above with it.
What do you know about satan & the beast?
Isaiah 14:12-14 - Satan/Lucifier was thrown down from the Kingdom of God for disobeying him. Lucifer apparently became so impressed with his own beauty, intelligence, power, and position that he began to desire for himself the honor and glory that belonged to God alone. Isaiah 14:15 - Instead, you will be brought down to the place of the dead (Sheol), down to its lowest depths. These Lowest Depth cannot be above, as Genesis 1:1 says that God formed the Heaven and the Earth and then it says 1:14 Then God said, 'Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years.
So Satan or Hell is not in the sky or in the midst of the heavenly bodies, because our Heavenly Father is the owner of the Sky and all the Heavenly bodies and he was already thrown down like the lighting from above( Luke 10:18) to Sheol to its deepest depth. When Satan and his army rise from the very beneath of our land there will be an earthquake and famine (Problems, Pain, Situation and Famine in spiritual terms means Hunger for the Word of God as those who want to have it will plead but they will not get it). People will rise against people, nation against nation. Jesus began preaching about the end times with his disciples with a warning note, Matthew 24:4 - Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you.
Satan and his army is already between us, as you might be reading this right now, many are deceived already. But this is ain't the end yet, but the beginning of all the pain.
A few days back I read the news that In Bangalore there was a loud bang on sound and then yesterday the same sound was heard over Tamil Nadu. Govt, claims that the sound was from a nearby Airbase from a Fighter Jet. People aren’t fool that an airbase which is 25 kms away and a loud bang is audible till 25 kms. This is also written “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. (2 Peter 3:10). The earth is burning today, Flood, Wildfire in Australia and Uttarakhand, temperature rising to 50 degrees in some parts of the world.
But this is not yet the time of his coming, he is now watching what his people will do for their neighbors, during this crisis. The commandment about Love which I discussed in the beginning.
As it says in Matthew 25:31-32 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
So what he will be going to judge from there, the answer is right in this chapter itself. Matthew 25:35-36 says “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
The COVID-19 situation has brought people closer to each other, warmth and love which is now commonly seen among people and even in Gentiles as they are fulfilling the word of God of (Matthew 22:39) without knowing Jesus or what the scripture says, the gentiles are doing the work of God by feeding, clothing and helping those who are in need. But they are unable to fulfill the 1st and the greatest commandment and that is to ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. (Matthew 22:37). The Gentiles Shall Receive the Holy Spirit too, Acts 10:44-46. Even as Peter was saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the message. The Jewish believers who came with Peter were amazed that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles, too. For they heard them speaking in other tongues and praising God.
Today we are all being judged for what we do for others in this situation. Be Benevolent, Kind, and Loving towards others during this COVID-19 as when he will come he will surely ask this Matthew 25:42-45 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
Dark days are ahead of us and you cannot win this battle till the time you do not have the Armour of God and the double edged sword (Bible) with you. The book of Revelation 20:2 reads: “He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.”
20:3 adds: “He threw him into the abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended.
"After that, he must be set free for a short time.” While 20:7 continues: “And when the thousand years are finished, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison and go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the Earth."
SO ARE YOU READY TO BECOME HIS CHOSEN ONE, TO DWELL IN THE PLACE HE MADE FOR YOU, WHICH HE PROMISED TO ABRAHAM, ISSAC AND JACOB. FOR THE WORD SAYS THOSE HOLD ON TO HIS PROMISES WILL BE EXALTED. THE BEGINNING OF PAIN HAS BEEN STARTED. TO FIGHT, TO WITNESS AND TO DEFEAT THE SATAN, YOU NEED A HELPER A ADVOCATE AND THAT WILL BE THE HOLY SPIRIT BECAUSE THAT SPIRIT CANNOT BE DECEIVED BY YOU OR BY ANYONE ELSE.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Rahul Shaw