So, what does all this mean…? Should we be worried? Should we be in fear of the end times? NO – we certainly should not, as long as we cling to Jesus. If, on the other hand, Jesus has been relegated to the periphery of our lives, then being fairly worried is appropriate…
Whether all of this will happen in the next 3-4 years, I have no idea – nobody does…! And it really isn’t important when, but we can see that things are getting more and more intense.
Generally, we are living in sad times, where we will see more and more Christians abandoning their faith in Jesus Christ – or continuing to believe in Jesus, but refusing to obey the word of God and accepting the fact that sin separates us from God. They get more excited about porn, drunkenness, orgies, wrong sexual orientation, lies and all kinds of other sins. Much will be tolerated in the churches – and we will experience how the creature will be worshipped rather than the creator. We will experience a time when occult and religious rituals will be drawn in and accepted among believers, and a time when there will be more focus on the church than on Jesus Christ. Other faiths will be accepted in the churches, as long as people believe in Jesus “as well”, hell will disappear from people’s consciousness, and even chosen Christians will be led astray. We will also see how great preachers will call for unity among all religious faiths – Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Catholicism, Protestantism, and Hinduism – everything will be combined into one big world church, and Jesus will no longer be the ONLY way to salvation.
So, therefore… spend (more) time with Jesus! Spend time obeying him and conform to the word of God, the Bible. Don’t sift through the Bible, but instead thank Jesus for letting you serve Him in His way, not in your way.
If we live as purely as we can for Jesus, we have NOTHING to fear – nothing to worry about! The only thing that should make us concerned is all the people who don’t choose Jesus and who will not be in heaven.
And remember that Jesus Christ was, is, and will be the one and only and ultimate sacrifice, LIBERATING us from all sacrifices – and from the old covenant to which the Jews used to be subjected. You might want to read Hebrews 10 if you would like to refresh your memory. Today, we are not justified by sacrifices and by keeping to lots of old laws and regulations from the Pentateuch, but by believing in and obeying Jesus Christ, along with the words the Holy Spirit has placed on our hearts if we have fully surrendered to Jesus.
But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.