Summary: The world seems to be entering what is called THE SEASON OF TIME OF SORROWS. God's word says it is high time to redeem the time. We have nothing to fear. This will develop into a series on the second coming. We must establish Christian have no need to fear.
WATCHMAN WHAT OF THE NIGHT? GIVE HOPE IN THE DARK NIGHT!
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com (Beginning of a serious on “Expecting the Rapture.”)
It would be very helpful if you would read and study: MATTHEW 24, MARK 13, LUKE 21, 2 TIMOTHY 3 before teaching this lesson. We have the tendency to bypass study and Bible reading. If you are weak and ill-prepared in God’s word you will always we anemic in the power of God. You owe me, you owe God and you owe yourself to read the scriptures listed above. Do not take the coward’s way, read what God’s word warns us.
I have read as of 2016 there were 33,000 distinct denominations. In has been predicted by 2025 there will be 55,000 denominations. Every one of them is right and most think they have more light than the other groups. Then sad to say many of these groups think their light is the only way. They teach the other groups are HELL BOUND. One Bible? 55,000 denominations? (Well, some groups have written their own truth.) It is with a broken heart I tell you many splits are because people can’t seem to get along with other groups and their conflicts tear down unity and we build exclusive not inclusive groups. If we can’t say I am sorry? Or I forgive? We just start a new group with a fancy name?
C.H. SPURGEON penned these words many years ago. THE TIME WILL COME WHEN INSTEAD OF SHEPHERDS FEEDING SHEEP, THE CHURCH WILL HAVE CLOWNS ENTERTAINING THE GOATS.
WE ARE ENTERING INTO “A SEASON KNOWN AS THE TIME OF SORROW!” WE WANT TO LAY A FOUNDATION FOR THIS SERIES ON THE END OF TIME: THE HORSES ARE COMING… WE MUST GIVE HOPE, NOT FEAR… FEAR IS NOT OF GOD… NOTHING CATCHES GOD BY SURPRISE.
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
The time ripens for God to usher in the RAPTURE and the 7 years of TRIBULATION. When all this starts to happen WE NEED TO BE ALERT AND READY… Stand up on your feet God knows what He is doing. We must not be caught off guard. Help is on the way. The final chapter is happening before our eyes. We play no guessing the date games, we just see the signs of the time.
TENDER MERCIES WILL BE EXTEND TO THOSE THAT ARE FAITHFUL AND OBEDIENT TO GOD’S PLAN.
Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
THERE COMES A TIME WHEN THERE WILL BE NO MORE PHYSICAL OR SPIRITUAL BAIL-OUTS?
COME LET US REASON TOGETHER AND SEARCH THE TRUTH WITHOUT COMPROMISE. LET US SEEK DEEP WORSHIP AND BE STUDENTS OF THE END TIME. WE MUST MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY OPPORTUNITY BEFORE US.
Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Few remember S&H Green stamps or yellow TOPS stamps. You got stamps at the stores and gas stations. You saved the stamps, licked them and placed them in stamp books. When you collected enough stamps you went to the local redemption store and redeemed your stamps for gifts.
Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
AS IT WAS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH, eating, drinking and marrying… I FEEL THIS GREAT URGENCY TO WARN EVERYONE THE RAIN IS COMING, THE JUDGMENT IS FALLING ON THE USA AND OVER THE WHOLE WORLD. Few are heeding the warning. My heart breaks. Redeem the time, buy it back… it is HIGH TIME. There is a sense of SPIRITUAL URGENCY. Can we not see the hands on the clock? Do we understand and know how late it is? Time as we know it is limited. Time is speedily running out. Be alert! Wake up! Jesus is coming again. Again, can you hear the cry? We are so focused on materialism and physical happiness we can’t see the forest for the trees. We must heed the Biblical and spiritual warnings from the Holy Spirit. Please don’t get so absorbed and tired in taking care of all your day to day obligations that you lose track of the time and fall asleep… Like the 5 foolish virgins and while we doze off we become oblivious to God’s warnings. Make the most of every opportunity you have. Sound the alarm! BE READY! BE PREPARED! DON’T MISS IT! We live and walk in evil and desperate times!