Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Do you want to know why the whole world seems to have gone mad?  Here is what the Bible says:

THEN/NOW:  Luke 17:26 (KJV) - "And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man."
THEN:  Genesis 6:5-8 (KJV) - "And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.  And it repented the LORD that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart.  And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repent Me that I have made them.  But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
NOW:  2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NLT) - "You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times.  For people will love only themselves and their money.  They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful.  They will consider nothing sacred.  They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good.  They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God.  They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!
NOW:  2 Peter 3:3-10 (NLT) - "Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires.  They will say, What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again?  From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.  They deliberately forget that God made the heavens long ago by the Word of His command, and He brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water.  Then He used the water to destroy the ancient world with a mighty flood.  And by the same Word, the present heavens and earth have been stored up for fire.  They are being kept for the day of judgment, when ungodly people will be destroyed.  But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends:  A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.  The Lord isn’t really being slow about His promise, as some people think.  No, He is being patient for your sake.  He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.  But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief.  Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment."

The Word of God says that God is fully aware of man's ways.  The Apostle Paul wrote:  "Be not deceived; God is not mocked:  for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap" (Galatians 6:7 KJV).  In other words, God can tell those who belong to Him, by the way they treat others:
AT THE SECOND COMING OF THE LORD:  Matthew 25:31-46 (SLV) - "When Jesus returns in His glory, and His holy angels with Him, He shall sit upon His glorious throne:  and before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats:  and He shall set His sheep to His right, but the goats to His left.  Then He shall say unto those on His right, Come, you who have been blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:  for I was hungry, and you fed Me:  when I was thirsty, you gave me a drink:  as a stranger, you took Me in:  when I was naked, and you clothed Me:  when I was sick, you visited Me:  and when I was in prison, you came to see Me.  Then those He declared to be righteous shall answer Him, saying, Lord, when did we do those things?  And the King shall say, because you have done it to one of these, My brethren, you have done it unto Me!"
"Then He shall say to those on His left, Depart from Me, you cursed ones into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:  for I was hungry, and you did not feed Me: I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink:  I was a stranger, and you would not take Me in: I was naked, and you gave me nothing to wear:  I was sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.  Then shall they say, Lord, when did we see You hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto You?  Then shall He tell you, Inasmuch as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to Me.  And these shall go away into everlasting punishment:  but to those He declared to be righteous into life eternal."


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