Quotes and Notes for the Day
SIGNS OF THE TIMES – II
“For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets and shall show great signs and wonders; in so much, that if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold I have told you before.” Matthew 24:24-25
“Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert: go not forth: behold he is in the secret chamber; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:26-27
The Lord’s prophecy about many false Christ’s appearing in the last days is coming to pass. While there have always been some in the past, today’s world is flooded with those who claim to be Christ. Jim Jones and Charles Manson were two from among many. Most of the Eastern gurus who have invaded the West in the last 30 years make the same claim. It has become a common trend to see a full-page ad in major news papers around the world announcing “ The Christ Is Now Here.”
Within the past 30 years, tens of millions in the West have been converted to a basic tent of Eastern mysticism that plays a key role in acceptance of the Antichrist. Now among many in the West the concept reincarnation, is gradually superseding the biblical belief in resurrection. So many who are dabbling in occultism have now embraced reincarnation, a belief which requires that subsequent lives to be lived in order to pay any kind for the deeds done in prior lives.
In spite of the fact that this belief being absolutely hopeless and senseless and even immoral, so many in high places have become adherents of this devilish snare. This delusion is already prophesied in the word of God. ” Now the Spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter days some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils;…” 1st Timothy 4:1
Now, the importance of this delusion in preparing the world into accepting the Antichrist is very clear. As the world will not be looking for the resurrected Christ, but for the incarnated “Christ” – The would be “Christ” who would claim to be the biblical Messiah without the physical proof of the nail prints in his hands and feet and a spear wound in his side.
The Antichrist can claim to be the Christ and be believed if he has sufficient psychic powers to seemingly work the miracles that are expected of Christ when He returns. The Apostle Paul by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit warned that Antichrist’s coming will be in accordance to the activity of Satan. ” Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” 2nd Thessalonians 2:9-10
The church that professes to be the church of the living God have now openly repudiated the Word of God, and the revelation of the truth of the Word concerning the person and work of Christ, and will well come the Antichrist, who is in the horizon! And this is one of the significant signs of the day in which we live.
To be continued…
From the staff of the Peoples Gospel Hour
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The Bible reveals two ways which people are following to get into heaven. One way, the true way, is God’s way. God’s way into heaven is the way of peace and truth and righteousness. It is the only way approved of God. This way centers in the Lord Jesus Christ who said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). The Bible declares that there is another way. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).
There are so many popular ways today filled with lost multitudes all over the land, such as the way of morality, the way of respectability, the way of religion, the way of churchianity, the way of baptism, the way of christening, the way of confirmation, the way of penance, the way of confession, the way of “doing the best I can”, the way of self, the way of education, the way of philosophy, the way of false isms and cults that crowd the street. Little wonder then when we speak to people about the way of salvation, that so many have asked, “How can I know which is the true way? There are so many different ideas and so many religions.”
But there is ONE difference between God’s way of salvation and man’s way, and that difference is found in a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. You will notice that man leaves Christ out of the center of his way. You will discover that the modern false cults and isms demote Christ to a mere man and add something to what He has already done for your salvation and mine. We become children of God through a supernatural birth. Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus also said, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7)
“May the Lord bless you, and make you a blessing!” – The PGH Staff.