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DISCERNING THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES

Man must be able to recognize the times and seasons we are currently experiencing. The Bible speaks of future events and specific days, but it never specifies a precise day or hour.

Matthew 16:2-4

[2]He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 

[3]And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? 

[4]A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.

Each season, its time, and what the bible says about it must be discernible to a man with spiritual discernment. We are living in difficult times, as the Bible indicates in 2 Timothy 3.

This time, also known as the perilous time, is in the final days when many Christians are losing their influence and many people’s love is growing chilly, which points to the second coming of Christ as Jesus Himself foretold in Matthew 24:1.

So, in this article, I’ve given you some times and signs from the Bible, as well as what these times mean.

I’ve written extensively about the signs of the times in our generation and what the Bible says about it.

1. The Signs Of The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ.

This time of our generation shows the signs Jesus talked about. Jesus made an indication that before His second coming, there are certain events that will take place, even though that’s not yet the time for Him appear but to give us the right signs so that we will be careful and be discrete in our choices or doings.

Easy-to-Read Version Matthew 24:3-12 Later, Jesus was sitting at a place on the Mount of Olives. The followers came to be alone with him. They said, “Tell us when these things will happen. And what will happen to prepare us for your coming and the end of time?” Jesus answered, “Be careful! Don’t let anyone fool you. Many people will come and use my name. They will say, ‘I am the Messiah.’ And they will fool many people. You will hear about wars that are being fought. And you will hear stories about other wars beginning. But don’t be afraid. These things must happen before the end comes. Nations will fight against other nations. Kingdoms will fight against other kingdoms. There will be times when there is no food for people to eat. And there will be earthquakes in different places. These things are only the beginning of troubles, like the first pains of a woman giving birth. “Then you will be arrested and handed over to be punished and killed. People all over the world will hate you because you believe in me. During that time many believers will lose their faith. They will turn against each other and hate each other. Many false prophets will come and cause many people to believe things that are wrong. There will be so much more evil in the world that the love of most believers will grow cold.

So, prior to Christ’s second coming, these are the signs that will occur for us to know for certain. Many people have truly fallen or relapsed from their faith and first love.

We live in an era when many pastors claim to be Jesus Christ himself, when nations rise up against nations, and earthquakes strike many parts of the world.

This is a true sign of the second coming of Christ Jesus our Lord. A spiritual man must discern, and a wise man must be discreet.

In Jesus’ name, may God open our eyes of understanding and assist us in overcoming the world. Amen

2. The Perilous Time

Easy-to-Read Version 2 Timothy 3:1-5 Remember this: There are some terrible times coming in the last days. People will love only themselves and money. They will be proud and boast about themselves. They will abuse others with insults. They will not obey their parents. They will be ungrateful and against all that is pleasing to God. They will have no love for others and will refuse to forgive anyone. They will talk about others to hurt them and will have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. People will turn against their friends. They will do foolish things without thinking and will be so proud of themselves. Instead of loving God, they will love pleasure. They will go on pretending to be devoted to God, but they will refuse to let that “devotion” change the way they live. Stay away from these people!

This is the time, and it is a sign of the generation, when many people will stop loving God because of financial difficulties. Indeed, we are in a season or time when things have become much more difficult, and many people want to make it in life by any means possible. Because of this, many people do unspeakable things in order to succeed in life, yet they claim to love God, but the word of God exposes them as liars.

True, this generation contains many young people who are very passionate, cunning, and spirited, but they are all fake lovers. It is also a time when people are self-centered, proud, arrogant, unresentful, haters of God, and lovers of iniquity.

People who are unconcerned about the things of the Living God.

People who despise their friends, betrayers, and traitors.

We should be very careful in our dealings and relationships, because it is written that we should not befriend such entities.

3. Haters of The Truth and Lovers of Lies.

Easy-to-Read Version 2 Timothy 4:3-4 The time will come when people will not listen to the true teaching. But people will find more and more teachers who please them. They will find teachers who say what they want to hear. People will stop listening to the truth. They will begin to follow the teaching in false stories.

In fact, dear reader, let us be honest with ourselves: are these times and indications not referring to a generation?

It is!

Many individuals do not desire the correct doctrine at this time. They are always looking for messages or sermons that will encourage them to continue their sinful behavior. They are not interested in lessons that chastise, reprove, or correct them for their wrongdoings.

This generation is serious!

As a result, many people do not want to join churches that preach the right theology, but instead seek signs and wonders preachers, preachers who will give them motivational messages instead of biblical truth, prosperity preachers, and pastors with worldly lifestyles.

A generation of false teachers and prophets.

4. The Grace Period.

 

Easy-to-Read Version Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to tell people his message: “Change your hearts and lives, because God’s kingdom is now very near.”

When there is a grace period for a specific event, people are given the opportunity to change, correct, choose, or reject. We live in a time where grace is readily available; there are many men of God whom God has selected to preach the gospel and prepare us for His kingdom, as in Noah’s time. We can witness preachers spreading the good news, and we can see many evidence that, as Jesus Christ predicted, the word of God will be in every nation before His second coming. True, practically everyone has heard about Jesus Christ, and we are offered the opportunity to change now or miss out on heaven when the grace period expires.

5. The Time Of The Out Pouring Of The Holy Spirit and The Manifestations of God’s Power Through Men and Women.

Easy-to-Read Version Joel 2:28-32  “After this, I will pour out my Spirit on all kinds of people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will have dreams, and your young men will see visions. In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on servants, both men and women. I will work wonders in the sky and on the earth. There will be blood, fire, and thick smoke. The sun will be changed into darkness, and the moon will be as red as blood. Then the great and fearful day of the Lord will come! And everyone who trusts in the Lord will be saved. There will be survivors on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, just as the Lord said. Yes, those left alive will be the ones the Lord has called.

Dear ones, this is the prophetic period, the movement of the Holy Spirit in the generation that the bible spoke about in the old testament, and it is definitely happening.

Many young men are experiencing visions at this time, and the old men are being empowered by the Holy Spirit to see dreams of dreams.

It is the Holy Spirit’s outpouring that allows men to associate with God. For a man who is canal cannot associate with God, and a man who lacks the Holy Spirit cannot become a child of God, therefore God is pouring His spirit upon individuals so that they will be fond of the Lord’s goods.

We must not reject the Holy Spirit’s baptism, we must not put out the fire that is burning in this season, and we must not offend the Holy Spirit. This is the time when we see signs and wonders such as tongues speaking, prophesies, miracles, and wonders performed by God’s might through men.

Dear reader, I would urge you to take these signs carefully and investigate them. Just be cautious and walk wisely, as the Bible instructs, for the time we are in, despite all good, is evil. Redeem your time and keep your foot from wickedness; it’s just like Noah’s days; people will be enjoying themselves, but we must remember that everything has an end. Our works shall be brought to judgement and where will you stand?

God bless you for taking the time to read this. In Jesus’ name, may God keep you and help you stand.

Amen

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