End Times Brouhaha

This morning I saw on my Facebook a website entitled “The Endtimes Insider”; well, I didn’t even bother to read. Why? ‘Cause the Bible never spoke of the END TIMES but the TIME OF THE END.

Daniel 12:4 “But you, Daniel, SHUT UP THE WORDS AND SEAL THE BOOK, UNTIL THE TIME OF THE END. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”

In Daniel, the vision concerning the “time of the end” was sealed, but in Revelation – the time of the apostle John- it was unveiled. Telling us therefore that the fulfillment of the things concerning the time of the end is at hand. It could never be in our future, for John lives some two thousand years away from today.

See Revelation 5:1-5

“Then I saw in the right hand of Him who was seated on the throne A SCROLL WRITTEN WITHIN AND ON THE BACK, SEALED WITH SEVEN SEALS. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that He can open the scroll and its seven seals.”

See also Revelation 22:8-10

“I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”
And he said to me, “DO NOT SEAL UP THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK, FOR THE TIME IS NEAR.

It is also important to note that Daniel’s prophecy (Daniel 12) was quoted by Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:21) with reference to the destruction of the Jewish temple (Matthew 24:2), which certainly occurred within the lifetime of the apostle John. There is therefore no point believing that there is an impending end times.

To everyone who insist otherwise, saying there is yet an impending end times, read and understand Jesus’ words from Revelation 22:5-6.

And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.” “And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

Also Revelation 22:10

And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.

Finally, Revelation 22-16-20.

I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

Postscript: The intension of this blog is always to enlighten peoples’ understanding of the Scripture. For Jesus Christ said, “If you abide in My word, you are truly My disciples,and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Let us therefore seek to know the truth of God’s words, for only then may we truly have assurance of all things.

Blessings!

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Published by Eric

I am a pastor. In the course of leading Bible studies, I have noticed inconsistencies in the traditional Christian beliefs and teachings. So now I am on a journey of in-depth study of the Scripture. By the grace of God, having been liberated by the truths of the Word of God, now I am doing the ministry independently, teaching the Word of God.

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