Events That We Need To Consider :: By Don Twobears

The Rapture
Distractions and deceptions are rampant everywhere! We read about or watch videos about UFO’s and the like; and for some it is Ghost hunting or there about. And for some of us, we wonder about the validity of these things. In other words, are they real? Or are we getting our collective leg pulled? My usual answer is to ask the question, “What does the Word of God say?”

Most will reply with, they do not have time for reading the Bible; they have more important things to consider. Others will say that there are too many mistakes in the Bible, and then they will begin to expound on such dribble. And yet, when asked about the validity of their position, they have little to talk about; it is usually, “Well we believe this or that.” Their knowledge based on their own position is a wreck, to say the least.

I have noticed a somewhat uptick in these sort of stories and beliefs; and that is the reason for this article. First, let’s take to the Word of God on these matters and see what it says.

Luke 21:8 “And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

Matthew 24:11 “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

Matthew 24:24 “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

What are we talking about here, with all this “false Christs, and false prophets?” We already know that some very strange and ignorant people will tell others about such things and that a great many will believe them, specifically because they have never opened the Holy Word of God and read the Truth therein. Here’s the crux of the matter. We all enjoy a good story, but we must know whether or not that story is truth or not, or if it’s for a joke to be told. And yet we see everywhere around us, in today’s times, far too many people believing in garbage. And by the usage of ‘Garbage,’ I mean anything that is not in the Word of God.

Before I was saved, I liked the stories of ‘Ghost Hunting’ and the like. It was titillating to think the spirit of people hung about after they died. And many are deceived because they hate the idea that their loved ones are truly gone. They say things like, “We’ll simply call on their spirit,” and dabble in Séances and the like, or visit a ‘Psychic or Spiritualist.’ It is so wrong because the Word of God tells us:

Deuteronomy 18:9-12 “When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.”

Wow! That is a serious rebuke, if ever I have read one in the Holy Word of God…am I correct? Having read this, I am not to consider anything of the Like: UFO’s or Ghost Hunting or anything associated with them. I am to read the Holy Word of God and believe that alone!

So, the question now is, why are we not to believe these things? The answer is the reason for this article, especially in these days and times. We are now in the “Last Days…The End of Times!” Think of it this way: I remember when I was young and in school. I would be told that I will have a test tomorrow, let’s say in Science. Tonight would find me “Cramming” till I would fall asleep at my desk. How is this an example?

As we already know, Satan and his ilk are super busy, endeavoring to change the hearts of people everywhere into believing anything but the Word of God. They don’t want you to consider the Truth of God’s Word! They hate God and anything to do with HIM…most of all they hate YOU. The reason for that is this: God created us in HIS Image. We are told that, before the Tribulation they will see:

Matthew 24:24 “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

2 Timothy 3:13 “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

1 Timothy 4:1-2 “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.”

2 Thessalonians 2:2-5 “That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?”

This last passage of Scripture defines the deceptions of Satan and his ilk to the point that, if it were not for the Holy Word of God, the elect would be deceived as well. That is such a strong statement! Do the things we see, like UFO’s or Ghosts or some other deception, really matter? The obvious answer is Yes! This is simply the beginning of Satan and his ilk…working harder and harder…to deceive everyone! Essentially, they are “Cramming” because the Rapture is so very close! The Lord God Almighty is about to prove HIS Holy Word as Truth to the entire world, and Satan and his ilk are working to disprove that.

Know this, my Friends. Once the Rapture of the Church of Jesus Christ takes place, only the lost will remain. Then the Spiritual battle for whoever is left behind begins. And again, the Holy Word of God tells us that there will be those that come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ after the Rapture. Problem is, these individuals will come to Jesus Christ at a great cost indeed. They will be tortured and killed!

Conclusively…we must get the Word of God out to all that are willing to listen, before the Rapture takes place! This is the mission of all Born-Again Believers in Jesus Christ; and we are presently living in these “The Last Days.” “The End of Days!”

Time is short, my Friends. There are many that say, “Well…HE hasn’t come yet; what makes you think time is so short, before the Rapture?”

2 Peter 3:3-4 “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

The deception will be great, my Friends! And we have a duty to the Lord God, as believers, to prepare the others for this deception. We have a great deal of work to do to get others to understand the effects of Sin in their lives and how the times are changing…mostly to their detriment. As you are able to understand, these Passages of Scripture are fervent…plainly spelled out…telling us that the time is short! The Prince of the air is going to open up new things to make the world wonder and be deceived. We must be prepared and willing to fight these actions at every turn. The spirits of the Lost are in the balance.

I am going to say it again and again…Time is short Y’all…Jesus Christ is coming for HIS own! The question then is…who will go and who will be left behind? Are there any that belong to you – Family and Friends that you care for…Truly care for? And as we stand before the Lord Jesus Christ, will we be able to say, I did my Best to give them the information on Jesus Christ and HIS Love? Or will you stand there, with your eyes lowered and stare at the ground, ashamed? Just asking y’all….!

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

All Scripture comes from the King James Version of the Bible