Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Timing of the Rapture ...Final

We are in the ‘latter times’ right now.  Most Christians are looking at the world and they are trying to discern and understand the end times according to prophecy.  Is the stage being set for the wrath of God?  Sure.  All the focus is on the Middle East because that is where prophecy is going to begin again.  America is not even an issue in prophecy; rather the issue is Israel, the land that God gave Abraham, as well as the surrounding Muslim gentile nations.  Nuclear war could very well be a part of it.

Now is this dispensation of grace, God is not fulfilling prophecy; but the natural course of sin is moving the world towards what God has planned for the end times.  What I look at is what Paul says about the last days of grace:

2 Timothy 3:1-7
This know also, that in the last days
Paul is talking about the last days of this dispensation of grace
perilous times shall come.  For men
He is talking about the body of Christ in general, but men in ministry in particular.
shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,  Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
Paul talks about all these things in Romans 1 regarding the gentile heathens.  The church will look just like the world.  We see that, don’t we?
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
How many “believers” do you know who love pleasures more than God?  It’s sad to say, but I even know dispensationalists who don’t really care.  They show up at church once in a while and then you don’t see them for months.  They go on vacation, to ball games and soccer practice.  They’re lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
They look like godly saints; they look religious, but they deny that the preaching of the cross is the power of God (1 Cor. 1:18).  They deny the truth.
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,  Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

So how close are we to the rapture?  Very close, and we’re always one day closer than the last.

Hopefully this helps!

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