(Revelation 22:10-14) And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still, and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
And, behold I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
Greetings all, Is this "the beginning of Sorrow" that Jesus said would mark our time (Matthew 24:8 Mark 13:8) If we read our bibles there is no need for us to wander. We only have to take a look at the world today and there are disasters everywhere. The world is in the grip of a pandemic alongside politically and racially motivated riots, the explosion that rock Beirut, California wildfires, climate change and severe weather in Britain and all over the world, earthquakes in various places, nation rising against nation and Kingdom against Kingdom. Over thirty million are experiencing hunger famine in north-eastern Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and spreading. All these signs Jesus warned us about in Matthew 24.
2020 is like no other year that anyone have ever experienced in our lifetime. The whole world has turned upside down in a matter of months. Society has changed. Is this not telling us that we are in the last days? Isn't this what the bible tells us is the beginning of Sorrow meaning that the worst is yet to come.
It is very sad to see that some people are still stuck in their ways despite this wake-up call of this pandemic which is prophecy unfolding. Some people still refuse to change and they carry on as if nothing has happened. Some people believe that this is just a virus and it will soon pass so that they can slip back into their way of living and the things they enjoy doing.
(Revelation 2:10) says, "Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried and ye shall have tribulation ten days, be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life." God is speaking to His own.
(Luke 21:36) says, Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. We know not the time nor the hour when God shall put in His appearance, yet some people's hearts are hardened still.
(Revelation 20:10) says, And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophets are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
(Matthew 24:4) says, And Jesus answered and said unto them, take heed that no man deceive you. But some people have fallen in to the trap of the enemy and become addicted to the Worley pleasures, the love of money, personal gains, lust of the flesh and all ungodly things.
(1 John 2:15-17) says, Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in Him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. (Exodus 15:16) says, "If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. I am the Lord who heals you."
(Luke 13:24-27) says, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you will seek to enter in and shall not be able. When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord open unto us and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are. Then shall ye begin to say, we have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But He shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are, depart from Me, all ye workers of iniquity.
(Revelation 3:16) says, So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot. I will spur thee out of My mouth. (Romans 8:7-9) says, Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh, cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.
Are you lukewarm?
Will you go before God to hear Him say, you are none of His?
I would like to encourage us all to seek God whilst he may still be found. (Isaiah 55:6).
I hope this message will open eyes and encourage us all to search ourselves to see if we are in line with the word of God.
Stay blessed and stay safe.