Summary: How many people would agree with a show of hands tonight that we are living in the last days? It’s as if the earth is groaning and crying out for something but what? We have wars and rumors of wars, and nation rising up against nation, earthquakes in p
!!He’s Coming in the Clouds!!
How many people would agree with a show of hands tonight that we are living in the last days? It’s as if the earth is groaning and crying out for something but what? We have wars and rumors of wars, and nation rising up against nation, earthquakes in places that aren’t suppose to have earthquakes, tsunamis and massive floods. Drought and famine litter the landscape of most third world nations and sadly even here in the United States. But the Bible warned us that these things were to come to pass before the end. So it is pretty safe to say that we are in the end times A-men. So what are we to do and where are we to look? I know that some of us are guilty at times of looking to the media, the TV or the news stations to remain current with the times or some may look to the internet or to friends to keep them current with world affairs, even still some may look to the government to help us with the state of the world. Let me fill you in on a little secret about the state of the world, here it my friends “we live in a fallen world. We are in a state of sin. It’s been that way since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden. Our sin separates us from a Holy God and the only way to bridge the gap is by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. Now you won’t hear than on the nightly news, you won’t read that on the most current blog pages of the internet. So where are we to look in these last days to gain wisdom and knowledge and comfort and understanding? We are to look the BIBLE, the BIBLE my friends the Holy Scriptures. They give us the keys to these last days and I want to share a very important lesson with you tonight about one of those keys in the scriptures that prepares us for these last days so that we may remain faithful in Him who has called us out of darkness to walk in his marvelous light .This key answers the question-“What are we to do and where are we to look?”
Our key verse tonight is:
Matthew 24:30 (King James Version)
30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
I must say that sometimes I am a bit confused when I see Christians fearful about the future of the world. Now if you were looking from the perspective of the WROLD VIEW then you would have just cause to see the world in a very fearful way for it would seem extremely freighting. We have the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad jockeying for nuclear capability and this is the same man who has said the Holocaust never took place and that his primary goal in life is to wipe Israel of the face of the earth and we have Kim Jong Il the communist dictator of North Korea and he is just as much of an extremist as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and he already has nuclear capability and a million man army and don’t for get the Afghanistan’s and Osama Bin Laden or how about the Iraqis and most of the European Union who cant stand us. We won’t even talk about the current economic state that our own country is in. Yes though the world’s view we are in a horrifically desperate state. But it should not be so for the Christian for we have Christ in us the Hope of Glory, but why is it that some Christians walk around like they have never read the scriptures before. I’ll tell you why, it’s because they have never read the scriptures before. Brother Paul put it this way in 2nd Timothy 4:3 for the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. Do you know what it means to have itching ears my friends? It means a desire to hear the latest and the greatest doctrine that is coming down the line. It means to have a passionate desire to hear the new coolest doctrines from worldly preachers. These doctrines never confront sin and allow the hearers to do what ever is right in their own eyes. Be your own God that what these doctrines say and they are very popular today aren’t they. My friends the Church in the United States is 3,000 miles wide and 1 inch deep. For if we have truly read the scriptures then we would understand the meaning of Mathew 24:30 and we would not worry about the future of the world for it says and I will read it again