Yes. We hear from you daily. You’ve been listening for a trumpet and a shout for years (I Thessalonians 4:16-17). You feel like you have a stiff neck from looking up. How much longer, Lord?
Your circle of friends and family you can talk to is shrinking. There are few in your church—if you have one—who share your desire to understand the times and be a watchman on the wall. People have a love affair with this world and won’t let go.
Most think life “will return to normal.” Many focus on forthcoming elections to turn things around. A greater number believe in a coming awakening or revival to turn the tide. Today’s so-called prophets insist that is on the horizon as they put all end-time focus on the Church. Yet today’s church is in Laodicea.
Rather than push against this tide, many become more isolated, and a great many feel they can’t hang on much longer.
That’s why we have done regular Understanding the Times events for years, to bring people up-to-date on current issues, apologetics, and directing folks to headlines that are a herald of His coming! We also want to provide a small community of like-minded believers who can “encourage one another” (Hebrews 10:25).
Yes, we are trending towards the Tribulation, to be sure! But that ordeal—the Time of Jacob’s Trouble—is for the unbelieving world, not the Christian. The apocalypse is in the air. Nothing works right, but that is by design.
We hope you will enjoy the full program from our October 6, 2022 Understanding the Times conference in Minneapolis, MN. Co-hosts were Jan Markell and Pastor Mark Henry. Our featured guest was Pastor Billy Crone. Here is the link:
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