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How Do We Know We Are at the End?

Eugene Prewitt

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How do we know we are at the end of time?

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Eugene Prewitt

Director, The Institute of East Asia Training (IEAT)

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  • November 27, 2013
    11:00 AM
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has for prayer our father in heaven I asked as we study to teach us what is right and true to help us know I asked for this gift in the name of Jesus amen I like you turn your Bibles to second future second future chapter three were looking at this evening will be for many of you nothing more or less than a review of something you know that need to think about and maybe for others that be a new starter more for you second Peter chapter three overlooking up this evening are evidences that we live not our parents or grandparents particularly but some of them also that evidence is that we today live near the end of this world 's history second Peter verse chapter three and looking now at verse three knowing this first that there will comment in the last day 's coffers 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 for this they willingly are ignorant of that by the word of God the heavens were of old and the earth standing out of the water and in the water whereby the world that then was being overflowed with water perished but the heavens and the earth which are now by the same word are kept in store reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and the perdition of ungodly men thinks or which are just hard when will the scoffers arise that is in the end of time and what will the scoffer say they will say that everything is continuing just the way it's been going where's the promise these kind backs and these scoffers well it be willingly ignorant of the fact that God created the world now do you know that that is a fairly recent development that we live in a age when there are scoffers persons even claim to be Christians many of them here in North America many in Western Europe people who want to claim to be Christians deny that creation story denied that God created the world in six days deny that there's been a be a miraculous calming her that there is a God of judgment in the Bible said that this would comment in the last days it's one of the ways we know that were at the end of time for your Bibles back a few pages to second Thessalonians chapter two second Thessalonians chapter two this is a passive repulse speaks about the end of time and he says in verse one no we beseech you brothers by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and by our gathering together under him that you do not be seen shaken in mind or be troubled neither by spirit nor by word nor by letter that seems to come from us that the day of Christ is at hand or his close let no man deceive you by any means for that day will not come except there come a falling away first and the man of sin be revealed the son of perdition so we have in this passage Paul says that his day the second coming was not close he says don't believe in a letter that tells you that it is close before that day is near it's going to be a great apostasy and not laser to be a great apostasy before the day is near the great apostasy is going to be revealed for what it is that medicine is going to be exposed well you know history and other great apostasy happened happened especially in the second third and fourth centuries that apostasy attend obtained a civil supremacy in the sixth century and it was exposed for what it is in the French revolution in the late seventeen hundreds so we have their from second Thessalonians to evidence that we live in a time when we can say that we live in the end because there has been a great flight away and the man of sin has been revealed that son of perdition turned back to Matthew twenty four Matthew twenty four is that passage were Jesus speaks particularly to this question disciples asked him Lord when will these things be and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the world and Jesus and asked answering their question he gave them so much so many ideas he said that the end of the world is something like the ripening of the figtree you don't know the day when it's got to happen that you can know when it's closed you can know when it's at the doors and to give them an idea of when it was close he gave them signs that they could look at it look at verse thirty two now learn a parable of the fig tree when his branch is yet tender and puts forth leaves you know that summer is close so likewise when you see all these things know that it is near even at the doors will what are those things turned back to verse twenty nine immediately after the tribulation of those days that is immediately after the persecution of the Middle Ages the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give her light and the stars shall fall from heaven and the powers of heavens it shall be shaken you may know that there was a tremendous earthquake in seventeen fifty five and earthquake that was felt over at much of the Western world and even parts of North Africa then we had that dark day of seventeen eighty one the sign did not give its light and the moon I should look like blood and then the phone of the stars followed in the same generation in eighteen thirty three in fact Jesus instead that for the size they would all happen in one generation to generation assault one would see the other and that's healthwise signs all came together that showed that the fig tree is almost at the time of right fix so sense eighteen thirty three we had been living in that when the fig tree ought to be right a time when Anna have more than leaves when the man who's been taking care of it expects to find some fruits on that tree in this very same chapter if you go back a few verses that look at verse twelve and thirteen it says and because iniquity shall abound the love of many will wax cold they see that shall endure under the and the same shall be saved and then verse fourteen and this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world was to do that preaching must be that same class whose love has endured despite the proliferation of evil the gospel of this kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations and then shall the end come Brothers and sisters we live in a time where that is just more realistic than ever before we live in a time when I administer Lapine knows are working as servants in much of the Middle East when students from countries like Iran Iraq and Saudi Arabia are starting American universities and talking to administer missionaries in those schools we live that live in a time when even I know many people were working in Southeast Asia as missionaries in Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Indonesia the country with the most Muslims of any nation in the world we live in a time when the work has just begun even in the time and when North Korea's invited address to set up a dental clinic there and when other things are going forward underground in that country that are remarkable in other words we live in a time when the most hard-to-reach parts of the planet are being reached and what did Jesus say in Matthew twenty four he said this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world for a witness to all peoples and all nations then that and will come but there's more to this when the Bible speaks but our time it speaks about the papacy had been worldwide admiration and you should know that when your grandparents were young that was not an easy prophecy to believe a hundred and twenty years ago America was the greatest nation on earth at that time arguably America also was full of people who were against the papacy even the first few years of the twentieth century most of the mainline denominations had publications out pointing to the Roman church as they are the Christ the Presbyterians the Baptist and Methodist they all had that same position what about today even this week the current Pope Francis the first his received attention for his compassion on the poor for the working is doing this show care for those that are the outcasts of society we live in a time when a pope can die and not his funeral you can have three past and current presidents of the United States an honor that I don't know anyone else that has received him at their funeral the roads we live a time when the Pope has the kind of popularity that would be predicted by the process of Revelation thirteen the prophecies of the very end of time we don't have time and one sermon to go through Daniel to Daniel seven and eleven twelve but when you run through those great Empire prophecies those timeline prophecies you find in Daniel to that we are in the toes if I had Daniel seven wherein the judgment that comes just before the destruction the final destruction of the Romish power you find in Revelation earned Daniel eleven and twelve that we are in the very last verses of a prophecy that comes in twelve one to the time of trouble such as never was and then the special Resurrection marriage and Daniel Levin you have forty five versus leading up to three verses of the time of trouble and the second coming and where are we in those forty five leading versus the cover between them twenty four hundred years we are in the last two of them when you come said the web send message in Revelation chapter three is the last of the seven Church ages it so describes the church of today the church with the most precious truth and yet the church that is so asleep that people that are lifelong neighbors of believers know little more about the truth and they would have had they lived next to atheist or infidels I know that were at the end of time because it would assess in second Timothy three says in the last days perilous times of calm and men would be lovers of themselves more than lovers of God that they would be lovers of pleasure that they would have a form of godliness that they would deny the power thereof with your we are in an age when people who claim to have the precious truths for this time so and then even deny the reality of victory over sin many take more interest in sports and games and they take in the promotion of the gospel as spreading on the planet course that passage says from such turn away then if you look at second Timothy chapter four second Timothy chapter four this is a passage that speaks about pastors in the last age and I'm turning there myself second Timothy chapter four are looking at verse three it says for the time will come when they will not in due word sound doctrine but after their own loss they will keep to themselves teachers having itching ears and they shall turn away their ears from the truth and shall be turned unto fables what does the Bible predict about preachers in our day I would compare them to dogs and cats I mean a dog loves to be scratched behind the ears account loves to be scratched behind his ears and today we have men that have itching ears these are the kind of creatures that are popular the Bible says in the last days that people will keep these kind of preachers to themselves but given notoriety though put them in important positions teachers the love the praise of men even more than the praise of God we see that today receive men who are willing to compromise and to preach soft and and pleasing messages when we live in a dangerous time I know were at the end of time because the seventh trumpet rights near the end of the seventh trumpet Revelation eleven eighteen and says that the time has come for God to destroy those that destroy the earth do you know that we live in the only age when men have succeeded in destroying the earth a time when the things are changing so rapidly because of human development how could the Bible have predicted that the Earth would ever get to such a point as we are today and get it now I predicted it but predicted the judgment for that the third be the time for that punishment would be in the very last stage of verse history we know more generically that were at the end of time because the three Angels messages are being preached when you look in Revelation fourteen you can see those three messages right after those messages conclude comes the second coming of Jesus and the Latin latter part of that chapter so as these messages are going to the world it is itself one besides that we live in the time of the end for those who recognize that I the gift given to Ellen White is a messenger we have other evidences I'll mention only one of them she said that just before the close probation she was shown that the most uncouth things would happen and worship that music would be played in worship services even our camp meetings that would lead people to be untrustworthy in terms of their reasoning abilities they would not be able to make good conclusions regarding doctrine she said that music would be similar to what was played in the fanaticism of Indiana what we see today something that never could've been predicted naturally we see just that kind of music and worship being conducted in use medians and cap meetings in various places assigned that shows that we are just before the closed human probation so the message tonight a short one for family studies maybe not new to any of you is the fact that we are at the end that ought to make us awake ought to give us urgency to do something to redeem the time and do what can be done the man of sin has been revealed the son has been darkened the mood is turned to blood the stars of following the great earthquake has happened the Gospels approaching even the most difficult countries the Pope is popular the judgment is nearing its end we are in the later forties of Daniel eleven where the CA has shown its colors in the scoffers as the computer three are here the perilous times of self loving and pleasure loving have come the preachers who are preaching smooth messages of peace and safety are doing their work now before Sunday structuring comes the Earth is being destroyed in the seventh trumpet predicted the three Angels messages are going to the planet do we have enough evidence to wrap the end we have enough of the most real and serious and solid type it doesn't so much though by what I see are heard in the news and I know that were at the end spy these Bible evidences financed by the fact that God is moving his people to prepare their hearts and put away sin I think unite both know that those final rapid movements those four wins are held in check and wire they held because the service of God are not yet sealed and therefore had its wildest swing processes going on that is what is holding the end back from arriving finally are we near it were there the fig tree has its leaves it's the time for ripe fruit maybe do what we can to make sure the fruit comes in good time and lets nuclear career our father in heaven I asked if she would prepare us to show us where relax she would user tests might accomplish the things we will pay you will you as a will deal with Iran audio nurse or a website dedicated to spreading 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