Summary: We are living in a unique time, like no other time before, when so many signs of the times are being manifested simultaneously.
I Wish We’d All Been Ready Pt. 2 (2 of 2)
CFBC, Chester, IL Dr. Mike Fogerson, Speaker
A We are living in a unique time, like no other time before, when so many signs of the times are being manifested simultaneously.
1 When you watch the news it is like witnessing the prophecies of Scripture unfold before our eyes.
a An emerging caliphate in the Middle East; (ISIS)
aa an energized Russia (thought to be dead);
bb The global economy teetering on the brink because of insurmountable debt.
b 1 Peter 4:7-8 (NASB) 7 The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. 8 Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
2 There are two things in live we have that no of us have no choice over: 1) The parents we were given, 2) The generation in which we born (The times).
a Our mothers would attest to the pain that was present leading up to our births (birth pangs, labor pains, contractions that were antecedents to your arrival.)
aa As the time your arrival drew closer, the contractions increased in intensity/frequency until delivery.
bb The generation alive right now are seeing prophecy being fulfilled at an accelerated rate.
cc Mark 13:8 (NASB) 8 "For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
b Before each of our children were born we had several questions before the baby arrived, not the least of our questions was, “What this baby look like?”
aa We are headed into a Newly Birthed Age in this world, what will this new age look like?
c IL. It’s not the first time a new age was birthed: Imagine being born in the late 1930's.
aa You’re hearing reports of saber-rattling from Japan towards America . . . Germany, emerging from a crushing defeat in WWI, a firebrand begins stirring the people to reclaim Germany’s glory.
bb Rumors are circulating about a possible German invasion of Poland, A bulldog named Winston Churchill is bucking his Prime Minister (Neville Chamberlain) for declaring “peace in our time” after an appeasement deal made with Adolf Hitler.
cc There is an economic storm brewing, the rumor of rationing if war breaks out.
dd A fascist dictator named Bernito Mussolini is coming into prominence in Italy . . .it just seems birth pain after birth pain leads into WWII. (Pieces begin to fit into place.)
B I believe we a living in a similar period of history . . . a storm is brewing (not some crazy conspiracy theory), but the arrival of a new age being birthed.
1 It is no exaggeration to say America (and the world) is at a crossroads, at a tipping/boiling point.
a The pieces are coming together quickly. Consider these facts . . .
aa Trust Iran . . . no nuclear threat. Abandon Israel.
bb Praise Bruce Jenner for embracing dresses & high heels . . . the desecration of marriage by legalizing/celebrating Same-sex marriage (light up the White House in rainbow colors)