PREPARE YOURSELVES FOR THE END IS NEAR
1 Peter 3:15 “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.”
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: Prepare a room in your hearts for the Lord, for His return is imminent.
As many of you who follow my teachings about the end times know, every year I make an honest assessment of what is going on around the world as to how it fits within the prophetic scenario. I call it an honest assessment because I try very hard
not to let my inner desires for the Lord’s return to interfere with the reality of what is transpiring.
One of the tools that I use to gauge the prophetic condition of the world is how it prepares itself for what’s coming. I believe that those who are in the know have no doubt that an end is coming. These self-proclaimed guardians of the world, who are very rich and powerful have an invested interest in knowing that which lies ahead, for that is how they have become powerful and wealthy, and it is through foreknowledge of future events that they remain powerful and wealthy.
Luke 16:8 “...For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than the sons of light.”
They have a lot more to lose. Think of it, we just believe in the Lord and put our trust in His Word and boom, we are gone as soon as He returns, but they get left behind, because they love the world and belong to it. That is the reason why they prepare themselves, they are not planning to leave this world, but rather to rule it.
I also believe that they see it as an opportunity if suddenly many of us are removed instantly from this earth in what would be a world wide population shifting event, for that would create an opening for them to redesign the world government in a way that offers them the abilities of having greater control over the populate and their resources.
Although this way of thinking has been around for centuries, we are now living during the technological age that allows them for the first time a real shot at a one world governmental system that could in theory be easily manageable.
Revelation 17:12-13 “The ten horns (powers) which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.”
John saw how these agents of deceit await for the beast to be revealed to the world so that they can come out of the closet, if you will, and rearrange the world’s governmental structures into ten regions, that are governed by ten leaders, who give all their allegiance to the beast for the purpose of fighting against the Lamb who came and took away His children with Him, to prevent Him from coming back to the earth.
A massive data collection complex is being built in Utah, USA, for the purpose of analyzing all of the information that we now know the governments of the world have been gathering for many years now, from people like you and me. Information is power, if you can predict human behavior and how people would react to authoritative change, then you can manipulate their behavior, like cattle driven to the slaughter house.
What makes this year so different is that the powers that be are not even trying to hide their agenda from us anymore, that is how close to the end they believe we are, that they can flaunt their manipulative corrupt ways and get away with it without impunity, knowing that the end is near.
How do we prepare ourselves against such a power grab?
We are not of this world! Let them choke on it. But as Peter said in our opening Scripture: Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you.
We need to prepare our hearts and fill them with God’s promises to us so that we faint not in these last hours before our redemption takes place.
If we are not of this world, then where do we belong?
Hebrews 11:16 “But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.”
We cannot change the destiny of the nations, nor can we stop the coming judgment of God upon an unbelieving world, but we can take encouragement in the fact that we belong to a heavenly country which they can never pervert, for righteousness and justice is the foundation of God’s throne, so we may loose our country here to godless unbelievers, but only to gain a heavenly city that God has prepared for those of us who love Him.
1 Corinthians 2:9 “But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.’”
The hardest thing for me to understand is the reality that there are people who know that all these things are coming and instead of preparing themselves to become part of the kingdom of light once our Lord is revealed, they think somehow in the futility of their minds, that they can overthrow God and His kingdom and usurp the earth that the Lord created for the delight of His children who love Him.
Our next Scripture sheds light into how this is possible.
Romans 9:22-24 “What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory, even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?”
Truth is the antidote for the deception that is being perpetrated right now upon the unbelieving world, we need to know, (make room) deep within our hearts that the end of this age is about to close, and with this in mind we need to prepare ourselves by changing our way of thinking from that of this present age, and begin to put our focus upon the age to come, we do this by disassociating ourselves from the entrapments that this world has to offer, through its lusts and passions, and its for’s and against’.
Do not misunderstand me, we need to occupy and to do so fervently, and so we continue to expose their corruption, but we only occupy until He comes, and then we need to be ready to let go in an instant.
And with this in mind we also need to make as many converts as possible, those who laughed at our past warnings, who are now witnessing the progression of lawlessness as it becomes exposed, need to know that there is a way out, for salvation is of the Lord.
Hebrews 11:7 “By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”
If our mindset is corralled by our inabilities to change our present condition, then we become hopeless, for nothing that is going on in our present social evolving, is good for us the children of faith.
But if our mindset is one of remaining unapologetically faithful to our Lord’s promises, as a beacon to the disillusioned masses, our uncompromising will be rewarded, for the Light of God’s truth will finally shine on those who waver with unbelief, if we faint not.
2 Peter 1:19 “And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.”