NEWS UPDATE - 14th July 2021

What was the prevailing condition like in the days of Noah? What was the world full of which caused God to destroy the earth with the flood? Iniquity!

Genesis 6:5 ...'And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.'

What was the prevailing condition like in the days of Lot? What was Sodom full of which caused God to destroy that place? Iniquity!

Genesis 18:20 ...'And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous.'

Ezekiel 16:49-50 ...'Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.'

And what is the prevailing condition of the world today? What is the world now full of continually? Iniquity!

"72 people killed as South Africa descends into anarchy." (source)

"Over 150 people killed in 400 shootings over the Fourth of July weekend in America." (source)

"Methodist Church in UK allows same-sex marriage in 'momentous' vote." (source)

"as the days of Lot ... as in the days of Noah, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." (Matthew 24:37; Luke 17:28)

This is the type of news we are getting constantly today, as well as all the wars, natural disasters, disease, etc. The world is FULL of iniquity and chaos. And what did Jesus say in Matthew 24 in response to the disciples asking the question ... "what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?" (Matthew 24:3) Jesus responds by giving them signs ... "false Christs, wars and rumours of war, nation rising against nation, famine, pestilence and earthquakes in diverse places. Persecution, iniquity abounding and love waxing cold. Also the gospel going to the world."

And the key to these signs is - Matthew 24:32-33 ...'Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see ALL these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.'

There have been people throughout the past 2000 years who have seen individual signs, maybe even a few together, and thought that the end was near. But the KEY which Jesus told us is that we need to be seeing ALL the signs to tell us that His second coming is 'at the door.' Friends, iniquity is abounding today just like in the days of Noah and Lot, whereby God destroyed the earth and Sodom. And we are seeing ALL the signs happening ALL the time and at the same time in this world today. Never before have we seen all these signs happening at the same time all around the world like we are today. Even the other signs that are given in the Bible are ALL being fulfilled at the same time today all around the world:

Daniel 12:4 says "knowledge shall be increased."

1 Timothy 4:1 says "many shall depart from the faith."

Hosea 4:3 says "the land shall mourn with with the beasts of the field, fowls of heaven and fishes of the sea taken away."

Luke 21:25-26 says "upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring."

1 Thessalonians 5:3 says the world will be pushing for "peace and safety."

2 Timothy 4:3-4 says "the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth."

2 Timothy 3:1-5 says "in the last days men shall be lovers of their own selves, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God"

All of the above is being fulfilled right now around the world, every single day! And do you know what is most startling of all? That many of God's professed people are not only partaking of many of these sins, but are ENTERTAINED by them, through television, movies, books, music, etc! We certainly live in a time like no other!

Even the 6000 year theory of the earth being worked before the 1000 year 'sabbath rest' will be fulfilled in a few short years! Which is why Satan through the United Nations is pushing the 2030 agenda, to gain control of our lives ready for the mark of the beast. We are living on borrowed time friends! So what is the purpose of these signs? They are there to wake us up. They are there to tell us the nearness of Christ's return, so that we can prepare, by surrendering our lives to Christ and be READY for Jesus. Look at what Peter said:

2 Peter 3:11-12 ...'Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God.'

It is a time to search our hearts. It is a time to declare like David ... "Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting" (Psalm 139:23-24). It is a time to put away sin and surrender our lives to Jesus Christ, so that He can clothe us with His righteousness and make us fit and ready for that holy dwelling place with God. So many people are slumbering and sleeping, not knowing the signs of Jesus' imminent return, because their hearts are still in this world and this life! But let us learn the lesson of Lot's wife:

Genesis 19:26 ...'But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.'

Oh friend! Where is your heart? Lot's wife came out of Sodom, but her heart was still there and lost her life and salvation. What a lesson for us to learn today. Where is your heart? Where is your 'treasure'? In this world or the kingdom of God and eternity?

The foolish virgins didn't make the necessary preparation for the wedding and they were shut out, and the solemn warning of this is that those foolish virgins represent many of God's professed people. That really should make us sit up and 'examine ourselves to see whether we are in the faith', as the apostle Paul counselled (2 Cor.13:5). Let us not make the same mistake as those foolish virgins. Seeing the signs of Jesus' imminent return, let us make that necessary preparation by turning away from all sin and surrendering our lives to Jesus Christ, so that He can fill us with His Spirit and lead us into eternal life! He is faithful to do it. Will you let Him?

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