Friday, March 11, 2011

The End of Times is Near...

March 11, 2011

Mark 13:32-33

“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.

The End of Times

When I woke up this morning I had a text from one of my good friends who is an older godly woman. She mentioned that there was a lot of end of times stuff going on this morning. I really didn’t know what she meant. Later, I got a call from my best friend telling me a little bit about what had happened with earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan. He said that it was the end of times, and the bible says in the end of times there will be earthquakes (Haiti, Oklahoma) and nations rising up against nations (Egypy, Lybia.) But it also says this will just be the beginning of what will be labor pains until Jesus comes back. So basically this is just the start of the end of times, it will get much worse than this.

Mark 13:6-8

"Many will come in my name, claiming,

'I am he,' and will deceive many.

When you hear of wars and rumors of wars,

do not be alarmed. Such things must happen,

but the end is still to come. Nation will

rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

There will be earthquakes in various places,

and famines. These are the beginning of

birth pains."

With this phone call it really hit me that we need to live with a sense of urgency. We can’t wait around for people to ask us about Jesus, we need to go to our loved ones and boldy tell them the truth. Being shy or nervous and putting it off is selfish. The excuse “I don’t want to make them feel uncomfortable” is useless. We’re being selfish little brats! God called us to share this message with ALL people. He desires for ALL men to know him. Who are we to hoard this wonderful GIFT we received to ourselves. Who cares if your stomach flutters when you think about talking to your friends about the gospel!? Would you rather them suffer a life long death in hell? Would you rather stay in your comfortable everyday routine and have a pleasant week or two, or would you rather spend eternity worshipping God almighty with a sound peacefulness,

knowing that the ones you love and care about are safe and whole with you, not rotting away in the underworld burning with the rapist and liers of earth.

You may think this is all silly and overreacting, but guys the end of the world is near. It is nearer now than it ever has been. Look at all the signs around you! No one knows the exact date

or time when Jesus will come back, not even Jesus or the angels! (Mark 13:32) We do know there will be utter chaos until that time. So live with your heart open and boldy out there. OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND SPEAK!! Hold firmly to God and go after him with everything in you, we don’t have time to wait till we’re 30 or till we graduate, or whatever. The time is now. Our days are numbered and every second past is a second we won’t get back. Proverbs 11:30 says the one who wins souls is wise. Go out and do something that actually matters. Do something that counts.
Win souls for the Lord.

Mark 13:35-37

“Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house (Jesus) will be back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”

Mark 13:31 says heaven and earth with pass away but the word of God won't. Japan is in a state of emergency concerning their nuclear power plants... http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/03/11/japan-issues-emergency-nuke-plant-leak/


More Info on Japan:

There is now a tsunami warning for Hawaii and states on the Pacific coast.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/03/11/tsunami-watch-issued-hawaii-pacific/

Pictures: http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/world/2011/03/11/devastating-tsunami-rips-japan-massive-earthquake/#slide=3

Twitter: @foxnews


Expect more to come on this subject from me.