JESUS THE DOOMSDAY PREACHER?
Why do so many preachers mock ministers and people by saying they are, “doomsday preachers?” Well, that is a good question because when I read God's word I see Jesus was the ultimate doomsday preacher. Jesus gave over 17 signs of His return. These signs were not all wonderful, prosperous things. Where are Jesus' blessing, prosperity and over abundance message in this? Please just read Matthew 24:3-14.
What are the signs of His coming?
Many will try to MISLEAD.
MANY will be under the influence of DECEPTION.
There will be WARS and RUMORS of wars.
Jesus tells His people, “DO NOT PANIC, these things must happen but this is not immediately the end, IS NOT THE END YET.”
We will see the manifestation of nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom.
FAMINES in many places (In 2012 the USA suffered the largest drought in 50 years)
EARTHQUAKES in MANY places. (Earthquakes have greatly increased, See the article on Earthquakes)
Even though we see the above Jesus warns us this is only the BEGINNING OF BIRTH PAINS.
PERSECUTION we will be arrested, persecuted and killed, (God's people will suffer persecution.)
Believers in Jesus will be HATED all over the world.
Many will TURN AWAY from Jesus. (Only those who do the will of God are His disciples.)
People will BETRAY one another. Betrayals will be rampant.
False prophets who will deceive many . (Could the deception be that they mock Jesus' words in Matthew 24? Could they mock saying they are doomsday preachers? Could these be false prophets?)
Sin will be rampant anywhere.
People's LOVE WILL GROW COLD.
Those who ENDURE to the END will be saved (Some of God's people will endure and keep their love hot and passionate for God and man.)
Gospel of the KINGDOM will be preached to the entire world. (The Kingdom of God is not meat or drink but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost, When this Kingdom is preached and activated then we will see the end because faith without works is dead.)
I don't know about you but I see most of these things happening now and they are increasing every day. So if that is true then maybe we should listen to the words of Jesus, for He is the ONE and TRUE Son of the Living God.
3 Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives . His disciples came to him privately and said, "Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will signal your return and the end of the world?"
4 Jesus told them "Don't let anyone mislead you, 5 for many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Messiah.' They will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don't panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won't follow immediately. 7 Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. 8 But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.
9 "Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed." You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers. 10 And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other. 11 And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people. 12 Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14 And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.
By Cheryl Lundberg
November 10th 2012