Time Is Running Out :: By Jan Markell

What Keeps the Majority of Christians from Acknowledging the Obvious?

Author and commentator Jonathan Brentner wrote a provocative article titled “How Can You Not See It?” He was asking the question, how can you not see the fulfilling of Bible prophecy wherever you look?

Is it biblical illiteracy, indifference, or busyness that keeps the majority from acknowledging the obvious? Time is running out. Predicted events are exploding. Things are in decline. Even nature is screaming that Jesus is coming soon! All of creation must be set free, not just humans.

Most reading this magazine have seen things in their lifetime that are, quite frankly, astounding:

  • The re-birth and prospering of the nation of Israel
  • The rise of artificial intelligence
  • The preparation of the coming digital currency
  • The use of a pandemic to hasten global government
  • The rise of Mark of the Beast technology
  • The rise of apostasy in the church in the last 60 years
  • The death of discernment
  • Talk of a third temple in Israel
  • The scoffing of Bible prophecy
  • A cancel culture that cancels Christians
  • The exponential rise of evil
  • The rise of anti-Semitism

The list could go on with another twenty bullet points!

A headline on the Drudge Report said it all: “Global Economy Struggles Amid Inflation, Pandemic Aftershocks, and War.” The world’s a mess.

All Set for the Antichrist

As Jonathan Brentner states, “Twenty-five years ago, it would have been impossible for the Antichrist to control commerce in the world in the way that we read in Revelation 13:16-18. He would have needed a massive army of devotees to do so.

“Today, with the advances in artificial intelligence, gigantic databases, and 5G technology, it will soon be possible for one person to set the parameters of buying and selling for everyone in the world. By the midpoint of the Tribulation, he will be able to control buying and selling worldwide with the flip of a switch.”

The Silence of the Shepherds

I personally believe that the root of today’s blindness to these facts is the silence of the church. Some 30 years ago, our seminaries dropped eschatology from their class line-up, and pastors have not been trained in things to come. What a tragedy! At such a time as this, the shepherds are not equipped.

Many pastors state they don’t wish to take a “controversial” stand when it comes to last days’ eschatology. Is it pre-Tribulation, mid or post? Is it Amillennial, Premillennial, or Postmillennial? And will the addition of these topics really grow a church or just divide it?? It might be better to set such topics aside and deal with day-to-day needs of a congregation and its hurting people.

Desperately Needed Hope!

But they have robbed them of the “blessed hope”! (Titus 2:13) How can pastors not see the signs of the times and, as a result, provide those in their charge with the hope they desperately need in these perilous times?

As Jonathan Brentner summarizes in his article, “We are living on borrowed time. God is sovereign, but from our perspective, we see His patience with a nation and world gone mad. He’s holding back the full explosion of evil and destruction that will happen at the beginning of the Day of the Lord.”

He concludes, “I know that the majority of those reading this article agree with me, and the intent of my question is to reinforce your valid beliefs. It takes a purposeful ignorance of biblical prophecy not to recognize that the world, and especially the U.S., rests on the edge of a cliff.”

You Have Eyes to See!

You can see the nearness of His return! Very few reading this would disagree. What a blessing that God has opened your eyes to this truth and to the lateness of the hour. You cannot be accused of being in ignorance! You devour all the issues and news of the day to keep up and to help you look up!

You are the righteous, eager remnant. May your numbers increase as we wind down the Church Age.