END TIME SERIES Part 4
As shown in Part 3 of this series, one of the primary goals of the coming ‘end times’ is to encourage people to turn from harmful immoral and unethical actions through repentance (by changing their intentions, responses and behaviors) conjoined in spiritual forgiveness (through belief in, and acceptance of Jesus Christ as lord, savior, redeemer and spiritual mediator).
The process of ‘Repentance and Forgiveness’ plays out in our daily interactions with one another as well. To be forgiven, (whether between each other, or between each of us and the Lord God) we must desire to repent. That is, we must be willing to ‘change’ our behavior and actions by ceasing repetitive ‘old pattern’ responses. Only when transgressive behavior is no longer perpetrated, tolerated, or allowed to flourish does forgiveness become a welcomed remedy. ‘Lip service promises to change’ are not enough.
In this same vein the coming end times events will be promulgated by vocalized realizations and actions denying Jesus as Christ. Only when people turn from denial to embrace the power and unconditional love of God’s Holy Trinity by accepting the roles and purposes of Jesus as the Christ, the Messiah, can or will spiritual forgiveness be established.
In order to ‘hit home’ and make people sit up and notice (turn from the world’s ways and return to God as His prodigal children) the signs and actions for those ‘on the fence’ will be revealed. One of the first major ‘end times’ events will be the ‘Ezekiel War’ referred to in Part 3. As was noted, the country of Syria will play a major role as it is occupied and subsequently allied with Russia, Iran and Turkey in their desire to mount a military offensive against Israel for each of their own provincial interests.
For many years’ politicians have heralded a “two state” solution to end the conflicts between Israel and the Palestinians. Likewise, during this time many Israeli settlements have sprung up in the ‘West Bank’ region of what was (once known as ‘Trans Jordan’) the land between Israel and Jordan claimed as homeland by both Israel and the Palestinians.) As a result, the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 (Dec 2016) calls for a settlement agreement.* It may be under the guise of enforcing this “two state solution” that these armed mid-east allies use as a pretense to invade. However, because the land in this dispute is technically not in Israel this invasion will only involve the mountainous area of this disputed region. The threat of this war will loom large on the world stage. Due to politics and alliances, Israel in the end will be standing alone as this armed threat intensifies.
This potential conflict will have the world on the edge of its collective seats waiting for it to begin. Yet the prophet Ezekiel explains what will happen. With Israel seemingly doomed to destruction as its enemies salivate over their anticipated victory and spoils, God Himself will enter the fray and decimate the armies readied against His people and land. At the witnessing of God’s victory, the whole world will see His intervention and the power of, not only Him but His prophetic written word and the veracity of His Truth. There will be no denying God’s mighty intervention on Israel’s behalf. What happens, what transpires and what the world sees via television and the Internet will be undeniable. This will be the first step of a worldwide revival and coming to Christ of nonbelievers. Many will share in the reality and omniscient power of almighty God and will be moved to believe in Him and His Son.
There are several benchmark events prophesied about ‘end times’ events and although we will touch on a few of the major ones, many notable others have occurred during the last seven decades. Most people have missed the importance of these due to a lack of interest or understanding. This victory of and by God over Israel’s sworn enemies will not be missed or misunderstood by those who have eyes to see, and ears to hear. So, keep your eyes and ears on the current Syrian and mid-east news and its fallout.
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1 Corinthians 15:3-4 and Romans 10:9-10 & 17
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