The End is Near - Did You Do It Your Way?

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There seems to be a plethora of news and movies these days about an impending Armageddon.

Submitted: April 08, 2019

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There seems to be a plethora of news and movies these days about an impending Armageddon.

So, what do the ancient writings tell us about this soon-to-be event? Well, let’s start with the Greek word itself-apocalypse. It means ‘revelation’, an unveiling of things not previously known and, which could not be known without the unveiling.

So somewhere between the words of Jesus and the Greek word, what can we take from today’s current events? Let’s see what we find!

Matthew 24:3
the disciples came unto him privately, saying, “Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?”

And Jesus answered and said unto them, take heed, that, no man, deceive you.

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Much has been printed and/or televised of ministries that have deceived millions of individuals out of their hard earned, money. Some well- known deceivers are Scientology, Children of God, KKK, Unification Church, Church Universal, and those teaching the prosperity doctrine and more.

Some TV ministries carry enough truth to deceive many into giving huge amounts of money, having false hope, and oh boy, are they great at twisting scripture.

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in, divers places.

All these are the beginning of sorrows.

There are 10 official wars and 8 active military conflicts recognized by the United States. There are also other violent conflicts involving 64 countries and 576 militias and separatist groups.

The four ongoing conflicts with the highest number of casualties (at least 10,000 deaths per year) are the Syrian Civil War, the civil war in South Sudan, the war in Afghanistan, and the Mexican Drug War. Those with more than 1,000 deaths include the Yemeni Civil War, the Somali Civil War, the Kurdish-Turkish conflict, conflicts in Nigeria, the war in Darfur, the Boko Haram insurgency, the Libyan crisis, the Sinai insurgency, the South Kordofan conflict. and the South Sudanese Civil War. REF

Then shall they deliver you up to be, afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

Nothing here much to say as we all can see this on all media outlets.

11 And many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many.

Today’s false and deceiving prophets are the bulwark of the Word-of-Faith Movement. Not to be confused with The Gospel of Wealth. Prosperity theology is a religious belief among some Christians, who hold that financial blessing and physical well-being are always the will of God for them, and that faith, positive speech, and donations to religious causes will increase one's material wealth. Prosperity theology views the Bible as a contract between God and humans: if humans have faith in God, he will deliver security and prosperity.

Hate Crimes Increase for the Third Consecutive Year, F.B.I. Reports
Of the more than 7,100 hate crimes reported last year, nearly three out of five were motivated by race and ethnicity

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

immoral or grossly unfair behavior.

Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter

Today’s immoral state, particularly in this country, hasn’t been this low since the last days of the Roman Empire. The LGBT community now can get married and, even adopt children. And I can’t count the numbers of news casts, newspaper reports, etc., I have come across that indicate to a huge degree, their hatred of Christianity and becoming more prevalent is their level of ‘being offended’.

 

PART 2

 

It is important that we understand the difference between the church, Israel and, the nations, when it comes to prophecy.

In the Book of Daniel, we find Nebuchadnezzar’s Image (Daniel 2:12-45). This is a future prophecy of the NATIONS that will come after Babylon. An example of this can be found in the book of Isaiah 59:13-14. This is SO evident in our society today.

On to the New Testament.

First the church. In the 23rd chapter of Matthew, we find Jesus condemning religious leaders. He calls them hypocrites, and a accuses them of extortion and excess.

Jesus could very well be talking about pastors and, evangelists listed below:

1.Aimee Semple McPherson, 1920s–40s

One of the most famous evangelist scandals involved Canadian-born Aimee Semple McPherson in the 1920s, who allegedly had an extramarital relationship and faked her own death as a cover. She later claimed that she had been kidnapped, but a grand jury could neither prove that a kidnapping occurred, nor that she had faked it. Roberta Semple Salter, her daughter from her first marriage, became estranged from Semple McPherson and successfully sued her mother’s attorney for slander during the 1930s. As a result of this she was cut out of her mother’s will. Aimee Semple McPherson died in 1944 from an accidental overdose of barbiturates.

2.Lonnie Frisbee, 1970s–1980s

Lonnie Frisbee was an American closeted gay Pentecostal evangelist and self-described “seeing prophet” in the late 1960s and 1970s who despite his “hippie” appearance had notable success as a minister and evangelist. Frisbee was a key figure in the Jesus Movement and was involved in the rise of two worldwide denominations (Calvary Chapel and the Vineyard Movement). Both churches later disowned him because of his active homosexuality, removing him first from leadership positions, then ultimately firing him. He eventually died from AIDS in 1993.

3. Billy James Hargis, early 1970s

Hargis was a prolific author and radio evangelist. Hargis formed American Christian College in 1971 in order to teach fundamentalist Christian principles. However, a sex scandal erupted at the College, involving claims that Hargis had had sex with male and female students. Hargis was forced out of American Christian College’s presidency as a result. Further scandals erupted when members of Hargis’ youth choir, the “All American Kids”, accused Hargis of sexual misconduct as well. The college eventually closed down in the mid-1970s. Hargis denied the allegations publicly.

4. Marjoe Gortner, early 1970s

Gortner rose to fame in the late 1940s as a child preacher, but he had simply been trained to do this by his parents and he had no personal faith. He was able to perform “miracles” and received large amounts of money in donations. After suffering a crisis of conscience, he invited a film crew to accompany him on a final preaching tour. The resulting film, Marjoe, mixes footage of revival meetings with Gortner’s explanations of how evangelists manipulate their audiences. It won the 1972 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, but was never screened in the Southern United States due to fears that it would cause outrage in the Bible Belt.

5. Morris Cerullo, 1990s

A number of incidents involving California-based televangelist Morris Cerullo caused outrage in the United Kingdom during the 1990s. Cerullo’s claims of faith healing were the focus of particular concern. At a London crusade in 1992, he pronounced a child cancer sufferer to be healed, yet the girl died two months later. Multiple complaints were upheld against satellite television channels transmitting Cerullo’s claims of faith-healing, and a panel of doctors concluded that Cerullo’s claims of miraculous healing powers could not be substantiated. Cerullo also produced fund-raising material, which was condemned as unethical by a number of religious leaders, as it implied that giving money to his organisation would result in family members becoming Christians.

6. Robert Tilton, 1991

Tilton is an American televangelist who achieved notoriety in the 1980s and early 1990s through his paid television program Success-N-Life. At its peak, it aired in all 235 American TV markets. In 1991, Diane Sawyer and ABC News conducted an investigation of Tilton. The investigation, broadcast on ABC’s Primetime Live on November 21, 1991, found that Tilton’s ministry threw away prayer requests without reading them, keeping only the money or valuables sent to them by viewers, garnering his ministry an estimated $80 million USD a year. In the original investigation, one of Tilton’s former prayer hotline operators claimed that the ministry cared little for desperate followers who called for prayer, saying that Tilton had a computer installed in July 1989 to make sure that the phone operators were off the line in seven minutes. Tilton sued ABC for libel in 1992, but the case was dismissed in 1993, and Tilton’s show was off the air by October 30, 1993.

7. Richard Roberts, 2007

In October 2007, televangelist Richard Roberts (son of the late televangelist Oral Roberts), was president of Oral Roberts University until his forced resignation on November 23, 2007. Roberts was named as a defendant in a lawsuit alleging improper use of university funds for political and personal purposes and improper use of university resources.

8. Tony Alamo, 2008

On September 20, 2008, FBI agents raided Tony Alamo Christian Ministries headquarters as part of a child pornography investigation.[34][35] This investigation involved allegations of physical abuse, sexual abuse and allegations of polygamy and underage marriage. According to Terry Purvis, mayor of Fouke, Arkansas, his office has received complaints from former ministry members about allegations of child abuse, sexual abuse and polygamy since the ministry established itself in the area, and in turn, Purvis turned over information about the allegations to the FBI.[36] Investigators at the scene plan to conduct a search of ministry headquarters and the home of Alamo and interview children present on the compound. In late July 2009, Alamo (who had a previous conviction for tax evasion in the 1990s) was convicted on ten counts of transporting minors across state lines for sexual purposes, sexual assault and other crimes. On November 13, 2009, he was sentenced to the maximum punishment of 175 years in prison.

STAY TUNED FOR PART 3 Coming Soon! Here is a sneak preview as we continue with prophecy relating to the church:

As of October 2018, the infamous Kenneth Copeland’s net worth is $760 million. He is in Texas – with that much NET WORTH why do we still have so many homeless and hungry citizens?


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