TROUBLE BETWEEN CAPITAL AND LABOR WILL OCCUR
James 5:4-8 “Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.”
This prophecy is easily fulfilled by picking up and reading your local newspaper on a daily basis almost! By the way, this also leads to another prophecy found in the book of James as to the reason there are strikes …
James 5:3-4 “Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.”
One prime example of this is McDonald’s. All their employees are run ragged for minimum wage yet the owners of McDonald’s are billionaires! They can easily pay their employees more for what they do, but they choose rather to “heap treasure together” instead. You cannot spend what these men make in a lifetime, yet they refuse to give a dime more to their employees. As for the “kept back by fraud” end of things, according to God, you must pay the worker what he is worth.
1 Timothy 5:18 “For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.”
WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS
Matthew 24:6-7 “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.”
DISTRESS, PERPLEXITY, AND FEAR WITHIN ALL NATIONS
Luke 21:25-26 “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”
Am I saying we are in for a worldwide nuclear holocaust? No I am not! The Bible does not say that, and I will not preach lies. The Bible does say however …
Revelation 11:18 “And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.”
“… And the nations were angry” Did you notice they are angry just before the wrath of God plays out upon the wicked? Is this not the world at large today? The Bible also says that those who would want to destroy the earth will be destroyed by God’s wrath instead. Think about it, how will God be able to destroy those that destroy the earth if they were already destroyed with the earth when they bombed it? The fact is, the Almighty will intervene, it will only be a limited nuclear exchange if at all. The Word of God is TRUTH. Trust it!
One more interesting fact in His Word on this subject should be noted …
Luke 21:28 “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”
Jesus is telling us very plainly that when we see these events taking place that we should look up because our redemption is drawing near. If we are to be totally destroyed by nuclear war, how are we going to be able to look up when our entire bodies are in the process of being vaporized? No, there will be no nuclear annihilation. In fact,
1 Thessalonians 5:2-3 “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.”
When the nations of the world have the ability to destroy each other entirely, the Bible says they will be working on a worldwide plan of peace. Hmm, kind of sounds like the birth pangs of today’s present-day U.N. plans, doesn’t it? Kinda sounds like the ecumenical message Rome has been spouting regarding world peace.
The Word of God is sure and trustworthy. Mankind will actually be working on a worldwide plan for peace, and then Jesus will return to take His Bride, the TRUE remnant church. And by the way, before moving on to the next prophecy, I would like to make it known that this fear is not limited to governments alone. The people of this world are right now proving this prophecy fulfilled.
KNOWLEDGE SHALL BE INCREASED
Daniel 12:4 “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”
One other important note many miss is this. Daniel also says this …
Daniel 7:23 “Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.”
Daniel states in 7:23 that the fourth kingdom will be “diverse” from all the others? Another word for diverse is “incomparable” or “different“. Yes, the “woman sitting on the beast” is a completely different type of kingdom. But looking around one can also see that yes, it is indeed a different world ours is. With all the inventions of modern man, this world of ours is totally and inconceivably unlike any other kingdom in the entire history of mankind! It has been said that 80% of the world’s total knowledge has been brought forth in the last decade alone, and 90% of all scientists that ever lived are alive TODAY! The Almighty is no dime store psychic, when He says something is about to happen … IT WILL!
THERE WILL BE SCOFFERS AND THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE
2 Peter 3:3 “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,”
2 Timothy 4:3-4 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
We must keep in mind that these prophecies were spoken into existence by the most Loving Father of all time for His children, so they may be prepared! The prophet Isaiah boldly declares that,
Isaiah 48:5 “I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them.”
THERE WILL BE WIDE SPREAD IMMORALITY AND A DECLINE OF SPIRITUALITY
2 Timothy 3:1-5 “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
Jesus said it will be like the days of Sodom and Gommorah when He returns. And so, it is!
AND HOW WAS NOAH’S DAY?
Genesis 6:5 “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
Sounds like today’s world to me! It’s actually hard to find a “true” Christian today. Minister Joe Wright put it very plainly in his starting prayer before the Kansas Senate …
When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:
“Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveness and to seek Your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, “Woe to those who call evil good” but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We confess that. We have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it Pluralism; We have worshiped other gods and called it multiculturalism; We have endorsed perversion and called it alternative lifestyle; We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery; We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare; We have killed our unborn and called it choice; We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable; We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem; We have abused power and called it politics; We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition; We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression; We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.
Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent to direct us to the center of Your will, we ask it in the name of Your Son, the living Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen”
The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest. In 6 short weeks, there were logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. The church is now receiving international requests for copies of this prayer from India, Africa, and Korea. Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on the radio and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired. With the Lord’s help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called one nation under God.
Romans 13:1 “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.”
According to the Word of God, these men and women in our government, on both the federal and local level, HAVE BEEN CREATED TO BE OUR LEADERS! So, we must ALL pray for them. They have been ordained by our God to stand in the positions they stand in. Pray that they have the wisdom to do exactly as they have been created to do. And remember, some WILL continue to do evil, just as sure as some will continue to do good. As we all know, there have already been laws enacted that go directly against the will of the Creator God. Many of them were mentioned in that prayer. As Christians, we are aware that even though our government says it is “okay” to kill a baby, or it’s okay to drink alcohol, we must not allow the “laws of the land” to undermine, or go against, the Law of our God. So, remember, even though our government may say it is okay to sin, we know better simply because we have the Creator’s Word on it. And as Christians, we must not allow the legalization of sin to draw us away from our Creator.
When the laws of the land go against the Law of the Lord, remember …
Isaiah 9:16 “For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.”
So, to be on the safe and eternally blessed side, always remember
Acts 5:29 “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”
IN THE LAST DAYS, THERE WILL BE A CRAZE FOR PLEASURE
2 Timothy 3:1-4 “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;”
NO REGARD FOR LAW, BLOODY CRIMES AND VIOLENCE WILL INCREASE
Matthew 24:12 “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”
2 Timothy 3:13 “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”
Ezekiel 7:23 “Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence.”
I’m sure that even the non-believing scoffer can see this prophecy fulfilled, even if they live in seemingly safe suburbia USA. Nowhere seems to be safe, big city, little city, makes no difference anymore. Crime and violence is everywhere. Absolutely every country across this planet has been witness to the skyrocketing statistics of the rising crime rate. It’s almost as if every demon has been let out of its cage to romp and frolic at its leisure. Crime respects no person nor nation. The most powerful and most advanced nation on earth, the USA, also happens to be the most violent. We lead the world in absolutely every crime known to man! The police that protect and serve the public of this great nation won’t even respond to a 911 call after dark in some areas of Chicago and other big cities! The Bible says,
Luke 21:26 “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”
EARTHQUAKES, STORMS, PESTILENCES AND FAMINES SHALL INCREASE
Luke 21:11 “And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.”
THE GOSPEL IS TO BE PREACHED WORLD WIDE IN THE VERY END
Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”
Has everyone that is supposed to hear the Gospel heard it? Has the Good News been preached to all the nations? I don’t know, nor is it possible for any man to know, for the Scripture is plain …
Matthew 24:36 “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”
However, Jesus did say in Matthew 24:33 that, “… When ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.” And so, it is.
I am convinced that many people that know of these prophecies, know that they are truth in its purest form. But their sinful lifestyle is so enticing to them that they choose to deny the truth right before their eyes. These are the same people that fear opening their Bibles because of intense feelings of guilt. They can’t open their Bibles because they know the truth in God’s Word will convict them. I know this, because I used to be one of those people. How can they not open their Bibles if they know it will save them from eternal destruction you ask? I am sorry, but I can’t answer that question. Maybe it’s the same old useless lying comeback … “I will lose my friends … job … lover… money … good times … if I walk as Jesus would have me walk.” Is this not an age old come back? The enemy of our faith is very cunning in making sure it will be very difficult to give up such things for Christ. He will place people in jobs or give them friends they “think” are worth more than eternal life itself. That may seem like a harsh statement, but when you get down to it, that’s exactly what they are doing when they say they cannot give up “certain things” for that which Christ has to offer. They actually believe Jesus would mislead them. They can’t believe that what He suggested as a healthy lifestyle was truly good for them. They may want to follow Jesus as long as they didn’t have to make any drastic changes to their walk of life!
This is Roman Catholic theology to the core. They teach you can be saved IN your sins, but my Bible says you are saved FROM your sins. They want a God that would allow them to sin AND still be considered Heaven Bound. I see that in today’s society every place I turn. People from all walks of life have decided that they will create God in their image, a god that will okay their sin and still allow them to be holy. A god that won’t condemn them for believing they are doing the right thing, even if it means going in direct conflict with the Word of the One True God. It’s no wonder the next prophecy was easily fulfilled. People are starving for a god that will okay their sinful lifestyles so when they can’t find it in the Word of God they, “look to the stars.”
IN THE END, MANY WILL TURN TO SEDUCING SPIRITS AND THE LIES OF THE OCCULT WILL BE ACCEPTED WORLDWIDE
Matthew 24:11 “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.”
1 Timothy 4:1 “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;”
Matthew 24:24 “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”
Revelation 16:14 “For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”
Whether you believe the warnings in the Word of God or not makes all the difference. The Lord will return soon and if you still don’t believe it, read up on the people of Noah’s day to get an idea of what your fate will be. They didn’t believe Noah at that time either when he proclaimed the end was near. They laughed at his claims just like many laugh at ours today. They didn’t believe a single word he said. But did that make it un-true? Did their unbelief stop the now scientifically proven worldwide flood from wiping them from the face of the earth? NOPE! They all died just as Noah warned they would.
Matthew 24:37 “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
There are many, I am sorry to say, that will ignore these prophetic events in the hopes that maybe it will all just go away and get better. The Scriptures confirm that in Noah’s day everyone ignored the warnings except Noah and his family safe within the ark. Are the people of today heeding the warnings prophesied in God’s Word? I think not. Are they going about their daily activities as if they haven’t a care in the world? Sadly, yes. Just as Jesus said they would in yet another prophecy.
Matthew 24:37-38 “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,”
The people of Noah’s day waited until they could see it before they would believe it. However, by that time, it was too late. All the history books confirm that never before in history were these prophecies fulfilled as they have been in today’s world. For those of you that say, “I’ll believe it when I see it” All that can be said is … OPEN YOUR EYES! PLEASE!
Don’t wait until you see the horizon covered with the planetary girth of the final plague blotting out the sun to repent. At that time, it will be too late! The 125 lb. chunks of hail will fall with great velocity and life as we know it will end. Reality as we know it will change. Some will be blessed with the new reality of joyous life eternal. The rest will be judged worthy of eternal death.
Luke 17:26 “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.”
Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”
Luke 13:3 “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”
Deuteronomy 30:19 “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:”
Joshua 24:15 “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”