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Signs of the last days and why the Word of God will never fail.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

ROM 9:6 However, this [the rejection of the Jews concerning their spiritual heritage] rejection is not to imply as though the word of God has failed.

In spite of what the media or the politicians say, Israel is guaranteed a FUTURE by the word of God which has never failed and will never fail, a FUTURE that is great in time, (Millennial reign), and something that exceeds greatness in all eternity.

MAT 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away.

Israel’s present discipline and the failure of the individual Jew, does not and cannot neutralize the promises of God or the plan of God as revealed in His Word.

Because of the insertion of the Church-age and the administration of the fifth cycle of discipline to the nation of Judah, this does not mean that Israel has no future.

This became very discouraging to the Jews, because it appeared as though, by calling out a Royal Family, the Church, that God was not going to keep His word and that He was not going to fulfill His promises to the Jews, as a nation, as well as individuals.

ISA 44:20 He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside.
JER 49:16 “The arrogance of your heart has deceived you,”
JER 42:20 For you have only deceived yourselves;

In the last days Israel is going to be a nation targeted for destruction by other nations, such as Iraq and Iran.

ISA 17:12 cf. PSA 83:5-8 -
Israel will be under attack by the following people according to their modern geographical equivalents:

Edomites = Jordan - Parts of the West Bank
Ishmaelites = The Arab people
Moabites = Jordan - Parts of the West Bank
Hagrites = Jordan - Arabia
Gebalites = Lebanon
Ammonites = Jordan
Amalekites =
Southern Israel - Gaza

Philistia = Gaza
Tyre = Lebanon
Assyria = Syria - Parts of Turkey and Iraq
The Descendants of Lot = Jordan
Persian empire - Iran

Because God always keeps His word and because Jesus Christ, who is God, in ROM 9:5, controls history.

DEU 32:4 The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.

Jesus Christ controls history in spite of your opinion or someone else’s opinion and in spite of what seems to be happening everywhere around you personally, nationally, internationally, and historically.

1CO 1:25 - the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1CO 2:14 But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

1CO 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, “He is the one who catches the wise in their craftiness”;

HEB 12:29 for our God is a consuming fire.

MAT 24:5-7 “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah’ and will mislead many. And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars; For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.”

MAT 24:11 “And many false prophets will arise, and will mislead many.”

MAT 24:12 - the Lord said that “lawlessness will be increased, and most people’s love will grow cold.”

Apostasy will characterize the Church before the Rapture, 2TH 2:1-4.

There will be the watering down of the Gospel and lack of communication of Bible doctrine, teaching the doctrines of man rather than those of God. So called “spiritual leaders” will be led astray,
2TI 3:5, MAT 15:9.

False prophets and false Christs will arise, MAT 24:24.
Good will be called evil and evil good, ISA 5:20.
Worldly knowledge will increase, DAN 12:4.

There will be earthquakes, floods, famines, plagues, and diseases such as the world has never seen, Mat 24 and Luk 21.
Increase in persecution of the Christians,
MAT 24:9, MAR 13:9.

REV 9:21 - mankind will be guilty of four major sins in the last days:
1. Murder
2. Drugs and experimentation in the occult
3. Sexual immoralities
4. Large-scale thievery (Government and politicians included).

MAL 3:8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, ‘How have we robbed Thee?’ In tithes [taxes] and offerings [spiritual support for those who communicate or make available Bible doctrine to you].”

1CO 9:11 If we sowed spiritual things in you, is it too much if we should reap material things from you?

GAL 6:6 Let him who receives instruction in the Word [of God] share all good things with his teacher [contributing to his support].

MAL 3:8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, ‘How have we robbed Thee?’ In tithes [taxes] and offerings [spiritual support for those who communicate or make available Bible doctrine to you].”

MAL 3:9-10 “You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, the whole nation {of you}!” Test me in this and see if I don’t open up heaven itself to you and pour out blessings beyond your wildest dreams.”

In the last days, just before the Rapture, the word of God which has never failed and will never fail also says that there will be an increase of persecution upon Christians, MAT 24:9, MAR 13:9.

In 2PE 3:10, what endures the destruction of the universe establishes the true eternal values of life and the highest priorities you should have as a member of the Royal Family of God.

It is doctrine in your soul, the word of God which has never failed and will never fail which establishes the true eternal values of your life.

Holy conduct - dative plural adjective hagiais - anastrophais = literally a dedicated to God life-style and godliness or eusebeias - living the spiritual life.

2PE 3:11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way [the earth and its works], what sort of people ought you to be in “a dedicated to God life-style and living the spiritual life.”

2PE 3:12
not “looking for” -
prosdokao = looking forward with confidence.

Be diligent [self-motivated] to be found by Him in peace [a state of inner peace, relaxation concerning the future, and tranquility of soul],

Spotless [the execution of the spiritual life with emphasis on capacity] and blameless [the result of fulfillment of the spiritual life].

This passage also accentuates the futility and vanity of living for the things in this life, which will ALL be destroyed in God’s timing.

LUK 9:25 “For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?”

REV 3:2-3, “Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. Remember therefore what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. If therefore you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come upon you.”

Character is being built by God in your life through the routine daily functions of your life, without you even knowing about it.

What we miss is God’s timing.
What we miss are God’s priorities and values.

If we look at life as it is laid out before us and dealt out to us and do not see it through the biblical interpretation of history and the fact that Jesus Christ controls history, we will not understand why certain things happen.

God is the author of life -
EZE 18:4 “Behold, all souls are Mine;”
1TH 3:3 Let no one be disturbed by these afflictions;

Then we see the importance of the biblical interpretation of history and the fact that Jesus Christ controls history and we will understand why certain things are allowed to happen in our lives.

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