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This Age of the Gentiles is About Over

Thursday, July 13, 2017 17:43
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By Gene Lawley

It is my belief that this age of the Gentiles, this age of grace, is near its end, and following are some reasons why I think that.

First of all, Jesus aid, in Luke 21:28, “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near,” just after He gave a whole list of cataclysmic events that will come upon the world so that men’s hearts will fail them for fear.

The Great Deceiver, whose goal is to lull everyone to sleep and unaware of eternal danger ahead, has come up with “man-made climate change” to explain it all. It was once called “global warming” until the heavy snow storms came upon us in the middle of the outcry of concern for global warming with melting of the icebergs and rising of ocean levels that would overcome the land masses.

In that list of stormy events Jesus said there would be earthquakes in different places, places that were not previously normal for them to be experienced. Ravaging hurricanes, ice storms, tornados with devastating effect have been happening.

The statement He made next, however, gives us the “times and seasons” in which these things would appear. He spoke, in Luke 21:29-32 in parable form, that the blossoming of the fig tree—a type of or identity of the nation of Israel—would mark the time of the end. Note His words:

“Then He spoke to them a parable: ‘Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place.’”

If He meant the generation which heard Him say that, as perhaps some might want to argue, then you and I would never have been born. No, He was talking of the generation which would see the return of Israel to its place as a nation among the nations. This happened on May 14, 1948, sixty-nine years ago. How long is a generation in God’s timetable? Psalm 90:10 gives us a clue:

“The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.”

(This last part reminds me of that old faithful gospel song, “I’ll Fly Away” and probably is the source of that title.)

When He says “all things take place,” it is clear that He means the final seven years that are called the Tribulation period, for it ends with Jesus coming to the earth to reign as King of kings on earth for a thousand years. (See Revelation 20.)

Based on the accumulation of years since the rebirth of Israel, we are in the range of months only until Jesus comes in the Rapture of the saints.

There are other telltale events in this world, also, that indicate that the time is very short. In 2 Thessalonians 2:2-3 Paul tells us that a “falling away” must come before the appearance of the lawless one.  Some argue that this means “taking away” as in the Rapture, which is mentioned later in the chapter as being “when the one who restrains is taken out of the way.”

I looked at how about 52 English translations and paraphrases recorded that phrase, “falling away,” or if it were translated as “taking away” instead. Almost all were using “falling away” or a similar wording as their translation variation. The closest phrase used was “departure,” which can easily mean “departure from the faith.” None of them specifically identified the phrase with the Rapture, however.

It is totally conceivable that the end result of “falling away” from lawfulness will usher in that very image of lawlessness—the devil himself. That turning from lawfulness is confirmed by other Scripture, as follows, in spite of the argument as to the meaning of that phrase in the original Greek:

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron…” (1 Timothy 4:1-2).

 “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away” (2 Timothy 3:1-5). 

“But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:13).

“Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to 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 creation.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men” (2 Peter 3:1-7).

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world” (1 John 4:1-3).

(I have noted before that an uncle once complained that details of topics of the Bible were not put together under each respective topic heading, as in an encyclopedia, and now I have almost done the same thing. However, here I have quoted Paul, Peter and John to confirm the consistency of the Scriptures as one message.)

It is almost unbelievable what we see in the news every day , not only in America but the whole world, the turn to lawlessness. Terrorism runs rampant and it seems no one can get a handle on it with any authority. Political correctness has become the controlling principle for social relationships. There is a faction that is quick to call any contrary judgment to their way of thinking “racism” no matter what is the real issue.

Here in America the absolute hate for President Trump is so very vivid in the  liberal side of our culture that there seems to be no way to resolve the differences. The very things which the leftist Democrats have always said they are for are the things Donald Trump promised he would do and is doing them, yet their hate is so strong they will not cooperate at all to get those things done.

President Trump is president of the people of America, but he does not fit their mold of a president, so “he just is not presidential.” They strongly deny it, but it does appear that they would rather destroy America than to see President Trump succeed.

Check the source of their “wisdom.” Solomon wrote in Proverbs 9:10, “the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom,” so it is no wonder that their default position turns out to be lawlessness, right out of the pit of the devil’s habitat.

Just like Jesus said, false prophets with their false doctrines are abounding and are giving the masses a casual attitude regarding any sense of impending judgment and the end of the age. A news person the other day told of a bumper sticker that said, “Jesus Is Coming—Look Busy.” When sunlight is filtered through darkness, its intensity is greatly diminished and therefore, its effect shows up as increased lawlessness, in spiritual terms.

Why does God allow such to happen? There seems to be a principle that God allows mankind to embrace sinfulness in a big way once he has rejected God as his Master. It confirms Man’s judgment for his rebellion. Yet, God says He is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” in 2 Peter 3:9.

 None will enter the presence of God having not repented and turned away from his rebellion against God and receiving Jesus as his personal Savior, just as John 14:6 declares that none can be saved except through Him. 

Contact email:  andwegetmercy@gmail.com   

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  • Josie

    Amen, waiting for his coming, hope I’m worthy….

    • Psp

      You believe in Jesus….then nothing can pluck you from His hands! If you have called on Jesus to be your savior, accepted His offer of salvation trully, then you are of Gods kingdom and cant anything take that from you absolutely nothing! Dont listen to anybody that says you can loose your salvation because if you have it its sealed. Dont listen to those that say they use to be a believer and was saved but later denounced because they was never saved to begin with. See you there!

      • Truthseeker

        psp

        Satan also believes in Jesus and all the fallen angels as well but they refuse to obey Jesus Christ,

        belief is the first step and leads to repentance but our Father and His Son are calling and choosing those that will obey.

        26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.

        27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

        If you believe Jesus then prove it by obeying Him. If He does not rule over you —— the end is near.

        ” Why call you ME LORD LORD and DO NOT the things I say”??

        Christ wants action — not words.

        the Jews made the statement ” we will not have this man to rule over us” — do not make the same mistake as they did.

        Faith without works is dead — words without action is dead as well—”doing the things I say’ is required.

  • goastdale

    Jesus ALREADY RETURNED FOR THE “2ND” AND LAST TIME……..There are no more comings of Jesus and the day of the lord does not last for 24 hours!?!…….

    Even Islamic theology is waiting for the second coming of Christ but this is also how we know slam dunk that Muhammad was a false teacher…just like most “bible teaching Christians”…….THE SECOND COMING Thou Fool! “I come quickly” so “Hold fast till i come”… NOT …“in another 2000 yrs I might be coming soon any time now, so hold fast”!?! …those that deny the second coming of Christ in that first generation are practicing a damnable heresy in denying the lord that bought them ( 2Peter 2:1-2 ;2Tim 4:8)…….Mat 7:23..”I NEVER KNEW YOU” …..Mat 10:33. But whosoever shall deny me before men……..sound familiar?…. ……. If I said I am coming to your house in this generation when these things happen but no one knows the day or hour what fool would think I might be coming in 2000 years latter!?!? ..2 Tim 4: 4. And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be TURNED UNTO FABLES……. It is a biblical fact according to the bibles own figures that last days are the last 70 years of the number of years between BC596…to AD70 = 666 yrs the period of time outlined once as a MAN and once as a BEAST in Daniel Ch 2 & 7 respectively .as the time the 7 fold (7 seals/trumps vials) curse of the law of Moses was poured out on the physical seed of Israel purified until only a spiritual seed was left…

    Gal 1: 8. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

    The book of Revelation offers us an interesting Theological dilemma. It states Rev 22:16. I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. Revelation also states it is “the true sayings” of Jesus and that it is “the testimony of Christ”. If this is not “the gospel of Jesus Christ” then what is it and should we consider it accursed testimony of an angel? If it is not to be considered accursed, then it cannot be some other gospel message then what was already given previously. However, this is the conundrum, for if this is the gospel message, then why do so few understand it? There is a possibility which few consider but is the overall thesis of this apology. The reason people don’t understand revelation is because they never understood what the gospel message was in the first place! In that case, where does that put those who claim it is not essential for salvation? Do you not find it quite curious that the most “Personally” given NT book By Jesus himself, is the least understood and given the least importance for Salvation in Christendom?….There are numerous preachers and bible exegetes but as Paul said “… I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge” . Most who profess the name of Christ are feeding on doctrines of devils and the ignorant.. There are, without question, many “qualified” teachers and scholars with many years of “dedication” and “solid education”. However, teachers, no matter how well lettered or numbered in degrees; if obtained from others; who are just as equally ignorant in such matters, are just “ blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”………………

    Revelation the First Gospel of the Kingdom
    978-1-4907-0590-3 (ISBN)

    Those looking for a physical return of Christ and your physical body to “leave the dirt” resurrected (1Cor 15:36-37) you are carnal mined & or living in prov 26:12

    DAY OF THE LORD”/ YEAR OF THE LORD – does NOT last for 24 hours!?!..Also means the day of resurrection & judgment do not last for one hour or one day either! They only begin (NOT END) in a certain hour & on a certain 24 hour day ….”SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS to arise”…..NOT..”come & get (your new resurrected body) it while it is still hot, only 24 hours of solar power left”!?!

    https://www.scribd.com/doc/308485609/Day-of-Lord-Not-24-Hours-I-Come-Quickly

    The second coming took place already and Christ promised that only HIS PEOPLE would see him ….John 14:19. Yet a little while, and THE WORLD SEETH ME NO MORE;….. [2 Cor 5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ AFTER THE FLESH, yet NOW HENCEFORTH KNOW WE HIM NO MORE….(here the Context of John 14 is his second coming)…..continued…..but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20. AT THAT DAY .. 21. He that hath my commandments, and KEEPETH THEM, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and WILL MANIFEST MYSELF TO HIM……(again taking note “as he is” or 1Jn 3:2)

    22. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, HOW IS IT THAT THOU WILT MANIFEST THYSELF UNTO US AND NOT UNTO THE WORLD? 23. Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, HE WILL KEEP MY WORDS: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.( Rev 3:20) 24. He that loveth me not.. (1Cor 16:22)…. KEEPETH NOT MY SAYINGS: ( REV 9:16-20)

    REVELATION 1:7. Behold, HE COMETH WITH CLOUDS; and EVERY EYE SHALL SEE HIM, …. There is a parallel here with ………….Exodus 24:10. And THEY SAW THE GOD OF ISRAEL : and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness. 11. And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also THEY SAW GOD, and did eat and drink………..But Christ said….. John 1:18. NO MAN HATH SEEN GOD AT ANY TIME; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. A person can see with their understanding and or see with their eyes…. It can see “seen” for certain that everything that Christ described was seen by the folks of that day in His coming but do they perceive that was him? …So what Christ said is true every eye saw him but the world does not see him….. With the eye they and folks still today can see everything Christ described to have taken place, but they do not “keep” ( believe and understand) his words as such they do not see him nor shall they ever.

    The saints who have physical died faithful in the flesh (every man in his own order) are changed in the blink of an eye & caught up to sit on that Great white throne ( this congregation of the saints is the body of Christ that folks will answer to at the judgment and these saints will judge all men who cannot see Christ along with the rest of the world……Folks think they are waiting to see Jesus but they will NEVER see Jesus himself they will only see the body of Christ condemn them the saints judge the world (Rev 3:21; 1 Cor 6:2 et al) the saints are the body of Christ…that is the only part of Christ they shall see….only the saints shall see God face to face…..most peoples idea of the second coming & day of the Lord and the judgment is completely wrong

    http://www.globethics.net/gtl/5455069 Revelation The First Gospel of The Kingdom

    or

    https://www.scribd.com/doc/305366745/Revelation-the-First-Gospel-of-the-Kingdom

    or

    https://www.academia.edu/23464127/REVELATION_THE_FIRST_GOSPEL_OF_THE_KINGDOM

    978-1-4907-0590-3 (SC ISBN)

  • Truthseeker

    Gene and John the time of the Gentiles has not even begun.

    when 10′s of millions begin to die from famine, disease and war and that number grows to 100′s of million then you will begin to understand why it is called the time of the gentiles .

    It seems the majority of so called christians believe America will remain as it is right now, nice and comfy, until Christ Returns to rule, not so — we have not even entered the Beginnings of Sorrows.

    Those Satan has conned into expecting to be raptured will be devastated as the millions begin to die all around them and then it will be their time to die.

    our Father and His Son will soon walk contrary to so called christlians in FURY as they refuse to repent, refuse to obey and refuse to allow Jesus Christ to rule over them.

    You speak of lawlessness — why do YOU not obey the Holy Law of God?

    27And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me;

    28Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.

    29And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.

    30And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.

    31And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.

    32And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.

    33And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

  • Horizon808

    Just incase you forgot something :-) http://www.amnesiaphotography.com – It´s story time!

  • jknbt

    the age of the gentiles ended in 1967 when the jews took the temple mount back…

    have you noticed that things have changed since then in the US? fewer & fewer revivals, harder than ever to get young people to buy into christianity, christian 18 year-olds going off to college and coming out a few years later shameless apostates, most churches have stopped having sunday nite services, the whole prophetic scenarios predicted for the end time apostasy are fulfilled, lawlessness and gross immorality institutionalized and protected by federal law…it’s even worse in europe.

    next thing on the calendar is the pretrib rapture, then the revelation of the antichrist

  • Debunked You

    Am I they only one that read this as “age of genitals”?

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