KNOWING THE TIMES –
We are living in the time when the world is preparing to accept the Antichrist. Just take a good look what is
taking place today: one world government, one world religion, one world money system.
All this is taking place in our time. One thing that makes it good for the Christian is that the rapture will take place before
the Antichrist can come to take over. We are living in a sick society, where the majority does not care for
the things of God. It is imperative that we, as God’s children, know the characteristics of these last days.
1. IT IS A TIME OF DECEPTION (Mark 13:5-6)
False Christs and fiendish cults spring up and deceive many, but we are admonished in Ephesians 4:14
“That we henceforth be no more children tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of
doctrine, by the sleigh of men, and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive.” Also look in
Ephesians 5:6 and Il Timothy 3:13.
2. IT IS A TIME OF DEADNESS (Matthew 24:12)
Deadness like creeping paralysis is slipping into many churches. Churches that at one time had the touch
of God on them, now seem to be able to operate on their own. Many, even though fundamental in
doctrine, have allowed their services to become formal and without fire of God. FORM without FIRE,
TRUTH but not in TOUCH, FUNDAMENTAL but not FERVENT.
3. IT IS A TIME OF DEEP DISTRESS (II Corinthians 1:8)
Many people are under such pressure, that often they sink into deep, dangerous and dark moods. Oh!
the preassure of our day, but Oh! how precious is the abounding grace of God.
4. IT IS A TIME OF OF INCREASED DEMONIC ACTIVITY (I Timothy 3:3)
When our blessed Lord walked upon this earth, He was confronted with the demonic powers of hell. other
It is no different now, we too are confronted with the demons of hell. Notice Timothy 4:1. There is an all
out attack on the HOME, the HOUSE OF GOD, and the HOLY BIBLE.
5. IT IS A TIME OF DISLOYALITY (I Corinthans 4:7, Matthew 24:12)
We have seen disloyalty to the CONSTITUTION, to the COUNTRY, and especially to the CHURCH that
stands for God. The greatest indictment that could brought against the child of God is to have received
an invitation to attend his own church.
6. IT IS A TIME OF DEFEAT (EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE THE PROMISE IN II Corinthians 2:14)
Coldness carnality, complacency, compromise seem to be common mace in many areas today. Oh! how
we need to appropriate the victory that God has afforded us.