“In Times Like These” Part 2

Posted: November 24, 2015 in Bible Prophecy, Christian Life, Dispensations, Holocaust

While many people are dancing with the stars and living in a dream world of unreality, there are those who see things as they really are and they don’t like what they see. Many of God’s prophets predicted that things would progressively get worse and worse before they get better (1 Timothy 4:1ff; 2 Timothy 3:1ff; 2 Peter 2:1ff; Jude 1:3ff). The people of the world are looking for a man to bring deliverance and peace to the world.

United Nations. The first president of the United Nations General Assembly, Paul-Henri Spaak, who was also a prime minister of Belgium and one of the early planners of the European Common Market, as well as a secretary-general of NATO, affirmed, “We do not want another committee, we have too many already. What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the allegiance of all the people and to lift us up out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man, and whether he be God or devil, we will receive him.” Throughout human history, but especially in this day and age, we need –

A Deliverer. When they were enslaved for hundreds of years in Egypt by an unfriendly Pharaoh, God sent Moses to deliver His people, the Jews from their bondage and take them to the Promised Land. But because of their disobedience to God’s command to rid the land of the wicked and idolatrous Amorites (Genesis 15:16-21), God allowed their enemies to plague the Jews for several hundred more years. The cycle went from sin to servitude to supplication to salvation to silence. This cycle was repeated over and over again (See the Book of Judges). When they repented, God graciously sent numerous judges to deliver His people but then they reverted back to their idolatrous ways and ended up enslaved all over again. But as bad as it is to be in bondage to other sinful human beings, it’s even worse to be in spiritual bondage to the devil. He is a terrible master who is the arch enemy of God. This is one of the reasons why God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ came to earth. He died for our sins…and rose again bodily from the grave on the third dayHe offers deliverance from eternal condemnation in the lake of fire with the devil and his angels/demons (Matthew 25:41, 46; John 3:16). Christians don’t have to obey the devil any longer. Sadly, many Christians don’t know how to have victory over his temptations or those that come from our sin nature, or from the present world system. Do you? If not, ask us for help.

A Guide Book. Karl Marx had a Communist Manifesto.” The basic idea was/is, From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” Of course, it would be the government, consisting of evil men (Daniel 4:17, 25), who would make the decisions about such matters. Believe it or not, some so called “Christians” distort the Scriptures to try to prove this concept (Acts 4:32-35; 2 Peter 3:16). Communism and socialism can’t work as long as mankind has a sinful, selfish nature (Psalm 51:5; Romans 7:15-25; 1 John 1:8). We all inherited one from our parents that goes all the way back to Adam and Eve (Romans 5:12). Then Adolph Hitler came along with his Mien Kamph” or My Struggle.” He appealed to the German people’s pride in their race. Here are some of his quotes: If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” “What luck for rulers that men do not think.” “By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.” “Great liars are also great magicians.” “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.” “I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.” “Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.” “To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens.”  Many of the German people were enamored by him and his plan to improve their lives. But we know the devastation that resulted from his diabolical plot to annihilate the Jews. It led to millions dying. God provided His Guide Book – The Scriptures” for humanity too. But sadly it has been ignored and/or misunderstood by many people who pick and choose the parts they want to justify their behavior. Most people do not rightly divide” the Scriptures (2 Timothy 2:15). The Red Letter Christians” believe that the words of Jesus are or ought to be the rules for living for today, especially the Sermon on the Mount.” If you claim to be a Christian, what part of the Bible do you use as your Guide Book” for living – the Mosaic Law, the Sermon on the Mount, or Grace Teachings, written primarily by the Apostles Paul, Peter, John, and the two half brothers of Jesus, James and Jude?

A Combat Faith. Our world is filled with many people who want peace on earth, a clean environment for themselves and their children, and many other desirable things. The dreamer, John Lennon expressed such sentiments in his song Imagine.” Such people are often well meaning, but misguided. Some of them are willing to die for the cause in which they believe and even kill others who don’t go along with them. They are committed and devoted to their leader. But they fail to realize that without the Prince of Peace, the Lord Jesus Christ (Isaiah 9:6, 7), there can be no true and lasting peace on earth. Before this can happen, Satan, the enemy of God must be and will be chained in the abyss for 1,000 years (Revelation 20:1-6). Until this happens, true Christians on earth will be involved in spiritual warfare with him and his demons (Ephesians 6:12). But we also have two other spiritual enemies. Each spiritual enemy must be overcome using three different tactics.

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