Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The present day birth pangs which mean that something is coming.
Sunday, October 7, 2001
Communion Service – Why?
The feet of the Lord
His Feet are the place of WORSHIP
His feet are the place of instruction
His feet are the site of tenderness and compassion
His feet reveal His humanity…
His feet are the place of healing
His feet reveal His GLORY
His feet “stand up and deliver”!
Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
October 7, 2001
PRO 22:3 “A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
Mat 24,8,11 21-26
The Tribulation = a period of seven years, called Daniel’s 70th week, the greatest time of power struggle in human history.
It was prophesied in the Old Testament, and Rev 6-19 talks about the Tribulation period.
One of the signs is that great deceiving and deception would multiply, especially shortly before His return.
“nation will rise against nation” = ethnos, “ethnic group will rise against ethnic group.”
Birth pangs mean that something is coming.
Not only will all of these signs be present, but they will also increase in frequency and intensity as The Lord Jesus Christ prepares to come back.
Turn to Luke 21:11, 25
The scattering of Israel was predicted by Moses, LEV 26:33-35.
Not only does the Bible predict the exact year that Israel would become a nation but the exact day, May 14th, 1948.
Our Lord predicted Israel would gain control of Old Jerusalem and in June of 1967, when the Jews proclaimed the independence of the reborn state of Israel, six Arab armies invaded the tiny country to try to destroy it at its birth.
The present state of Israel will not be destroyed, although they will go through a terrible period when they are almost annihilated in the Tribulation.
Despite the apparent anarchy of the events in our day, God is still on the throne of this universe and is still in full control of events.
The issue that will trigger the last battle of the world before our Lord comes back will be a controversy over who owns Jerusalem.
Because of the religious myth that Allah and the Muslims created about Jerusalem, it has become the most important place in the world; it rivals Mecca.
Our Lord said Israel would have control over Jerusalem, and they have Jerusalem in spite of the 1.4 billion Muslims who say they want it.
Ezekiel said that Russia would be a regional power with a great arsenal that would arm those nations around Israel.
Ezekiel said just before the Lord comes back that there would be a mighty severe power in the nations around Israel; the Muslims have united that severe power.
Nearly 50,000 men, women and children are dying every day from infectious diseases.
The 20th century has been named the century of war.
“W.H.O.,” the world health organization, is terrified; they are trying to prepare for the possibility of major plagues breaking out, and it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.
REV 6:7-8 This fourth of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, is actually not pale, it’s chloros = greenish, yellowish, or “gangrene.”
theerion = a little beast, a little animal, a germ, a pestilence or disease. MAT 24:22 “And unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved or delivered; but for the sake of the elect those days shall be cut short.”
CIA Director William Mosley estimated that Iraq possessed 1000 tons of poison chemical agents, much of it capable of being loading in two types of missiles.
1. Find out what the Bible really has to say. 2. Pray for yourself, your family, your church, your pastor, your nation and its leaders. 3. Go forward in the spiritual life. GEN 18:32 – the Lord said if He found 10 mature believers in Sodom and Gomorrah, it would have been spared from divine judgment.
JOB 5:25 “You will know that your children will be prosperous and protected.”