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Revealing The SIGNS Pointing to the Lord's Coming Not seen by any other Generation!

"Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." (Matthew 24:32-35)

 

 1.  THE RETURN OF ISRAEL - THE FIG TREE IS BUDDING!

The land of Palestine is the centre of the world's attention.  The return of the Jews to Palestine and Israel becoming a nation are prominent signs of our Lord's return not seen by any other generation.

God's promised this land to Abraham and his seed (Genesis 12:1-3; 13:15-17; 15:5-7).  Their occupancy was dependent upon their obedience (Deut. 28).  When they disobeyed God they were taken into captivity by the Assyrians and Babylonians long before the time of Christ's coming to earth.  They returned to Palestine again but in A.D. 70 they were expelled from the land

God prophesied long ago that the heathen would scoff and laugh and say things against the land.  Let me read Ezekiel 36:1-3:  "Also, thou son of man, prophesy unto the mountains of Israel, and say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord:  Thus saith the Lord God; Because the enemy hath said against you, Aha, even the ancient high places are our's in possession:  Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people ..."

Notice carefully that while the enemy may laugh at having possession of the land, God says they will not keep possession of it.  Today we see Israel occupying most of the land.  God said in Ezekiel 36:24:  "For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land."

During World War 1 Jerusalem was occupied by the Turks. The British captured the land under the leadership of General Edmund Henry Allenby who was a believer.  When he was a boy he was taught to pray for Israel:  "Forget not Thine ancient people.  Hasten the day when they shall be restored to They favor and to their land."

As General Allenby approached Jerusalem with his soldiers he was anxious that the city and land be not destroyed.  The night before the attack he spent his time in Bible reading and prayer.  God gave him Isaiah 31:5 as the key to victory.

On December 11, 1917, he sent wave after wave of his planes flying low over Jerusalem and the Turks fled the city.  No bombs were dropped and not a drop of blood was shed.  He assembled his troops together and read them Isaiah 31:5 which God revealed to him as he way to victory:  "As birds flying, so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also He will deliver it; and passing over He will preserve it."  Then he said to his soldiers, "Men, this day has this scripture been fulfilled before your very eyes."

Perhaps the next great event unfolding prophecy was the discovery of the most powerful explosive up to that time - TNT.  Dr. Chaim Weizmann, a Jewish professor of chemistry, had engaged in a research study on the production of synthetic wood alcohol from starch.  He donated the discovery to his beloved country - Britain.  The nation wanted to honour him but instead he asked that Palestine be made a home for the Jews.

Then on November 2, 1917, Lord Balfour, Foreign Secretary, announced:  "His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people."

However, it was not to come to pass.  Instead of Palestine being given to Israel and set aside as a home for the nation, the Arabs, the direct descendants of Ishmael, were permitted to remain in the land together with the seed of Israel.  Thus we have the story repeated of the tent of Abraham where both Israel and Ishmael dwelt together.  As long as Ishmael was alone in the tent with Abraham there was no difficulty.  But a soon as Isaac was born, the son of promise, God's Word was, "Cast out this bondwoman and her son ...for in isaac shall they seed be called." (Gal. 4:30).  At first Abraham refused, but God made it clear to him that Isaac and Ishmael could not live together in the same tent.

In our day we see the experience being repeated.  Until the capture of the older part of Jerusalem on June 7, 1967, there were two Jerusalems - the Old City on the east, which belonged to Jordan, and the New City on the west, which had become the capital of Israel.  These two parts of the city had been separated by no-man's-land for years.

The six-day Arab-Israeli war in June 1967 was no doubt a significant step forward in the life of the nation and in the progress of Bible prophecy.  An astonished world stood by and witnessed the miracle of Israel's victory over tremendous numerical odds.  But God was with them and God brought them victory as in days of old.  Great tribulation and sorrow lie ahead for this nation as God deals wit them to bring home their guilt in the slayings of their Messiah on Calvary's Cross.

However, as God deals in punitive measures with His people, He will not permit any nation to chastise Israel without His permission.  "For thus saith the Lord of hosts; After the glory hath He sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of His eye." (Zechariah 2:8).

In our own generation we are seeing prophecies fulfilled that show us that the coming of our Lord draweth nigh.  "Thus saith the Lord God; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded .. And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; ... Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the Lord build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the Lord have spoken it, and I will do it" (Ezekiel 36:33-36).

Of course, one of the most significant events in our whole generation, took place on May 14, 1948.  The entire world was electrified when Israel declared its independence and became a recognized nation.  Over fifty-five governments have acknowledged Israel as an autonomous state.  Today Israel stands as a full-fledged member in the United Nations.

This shows that God is once more moving on behalf of His people.  The fig tree is budding.  The land is being prepared for the people.  The people are being prepared for the land.  Soon the people will be prepared for God.

The Bible clearly shows that there will be a final regathering of Israel to the land.  But this is not the hour of that fulfillment.  We see the stage being set and that is why this is one of the most significant signs of the coming of our Lord. 

 *[ see our on-line document: "Revealing The Earths Final Generation"]

The present return to the land is but the first stage.  Their formation of a political state now makes it possible for them to enter into a covenant relationship with their Gentile neighbours spoken of in Daniel 9:27.  The result of this covenant will be a further regathering of the Jews and a great increase of wealth.  Then will follow the revelation of our Lord from heaven to establish His kingdom on the earth when the regathering will be completed.  The entire nation of Israel, after she is judged and the rebels purged, will be ushered into the land that God promised Abraham.

Let us keep in mind the order of events.  The Bible clearly teaches that the next great event in God's program will be the rapture, the catching away of the true Church, made up both of Jews and Gentiles who have been born again.  After that will appear the Antichrist, the man of sin, symbolized by Nimrod, Nebuchadnezzar, and the Caesars.  He will, first of all, promise to restore the nation to their land.  When he has by deception gained their confidence, he will turn upon them in the midst of the Great Tribulation Period, and repeat the sin of dividing the land.  He will then be destroyed by a direct intervention of God at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in great power and glory.

As we see the stage being set for the events of the Great Tribulation we can surely believe that the coming of our Lord draweth nigh.  What is our response?  Even so come Lord Jesus.

2.  RUSSIA - ITS RISE AND FALL

The rise of Russia as a powerful nation in our time is one of the signs that the stage is being set for the coming of our Lord.

In 1917 Russia was in a state of revolution.  At the end of World War 1 she was a broken nation with most of her cities destroyed.  Today she is one of the most powerful nations in the world.  Her goal is clearly set forth in the Communist Blueprint by Dmitry manuilsky:  "War to the hilt between Communism and Capitalism is inevitable.  Today, of course, we are not strong enough to attack.  Our time will be in twenty or thirty years.  To win we shall need the element of surprise.  The bourgeoisie will have to be put to sleep so we shall begin by launching the most spectacular peach movement on record.  There will be electrifying overtures and unheard of concessions.  The capitalistic countries, stupid and decadent, will rejoice to cooperate in their own destruction.  They will leap at another chance to be friends.  As soon as their guard is down, we shall smash them with our clinched fists."

Russia's place in prophecy is clearly outlined in Ezekiel 38-39.  Her we read that Russia comes down out of the north, and according to these chapters, does her deadliest work by invading the land of Palestine.

God foretells in Ezekiel 38:8 that Israel will return to the land even as she is doing today.  After many days thou shalt be visited:  "in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel."

Verse 11 tells us that Israel will return on a non-military basis:  "Thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates."

Then we read in verse 12 of Israel's accumulation of wealth when God will come "... to take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land."

In Ezekiel 38-39 we see that Russia and her confederation become predominant. Gog is the Prince of Russia and Magog is the land of the Prince of Russia.  Magog refers to Russia and Gog refers to the head of the Russians in the last days.  Mesheck and Tubal refer to the two chief cities of Magog, namely Moscow and the ancient Tobolsk.  (Read verses 1-4).

In verses 2 and 15 of Ezekiel 38 we read that this land is in the north.  When the Bible speaks of the north it means north of Palestine and this is exactly where Russia is today.  Don't forget that this was prophesied 2500 years ago before Russia existed as a nation.  Yet we see Russia today a giant nation with the stage being set for the fulfillment of prophecy.  This proves the inspiration of the Word of God.

Russia's allies are mentioned in verses 5,6: Persia, Ethiopia, Libya with them;  "... Gomer and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands."  Persia  which today is called Iran, is often in the news.  In 1932 Moscow signed a treaty with Persia providing, in the event of war, free access for Russia through the land of Persia to the Middle East and Palestine.  Ethiopia, the land of Cush, adjoins the land of Persia.  Libya, formerly called Phut, is to the south of Russia.  Gomer is Eastern Germany today.  And Togarmah, nations of central Asia, who have always been enemies of Israel.

In verses 10 and 11 we have Russia's decision to invade the land:  "Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought; and thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of the unwalled villages;  I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates."  Verse 16:  "And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes."

Let us keep in mind that God is against this nation.  "And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog ... And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog" (Ezekiel 38:1-3).  While Russia will come down from the north to take the spoil in the land of Palestine, God will watch every move, and in the end shall utterly destroy this nation in a direct act from heaven.

We read in verses 18-20 that God will destroy this wicked northern confederation.  Verse 22 tells of the agencies God will use in this destruction.  In Ezekiel 39:11 we see how Gog and all his multitude will be buried in many graves in Israel.  Let me read verses 12,13:  "And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.  Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord God."

The result, then, of this judgment is that God's glory shall be manifested among the nations when they see the victory wrought by Him.  Verses 21-24: "And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.  So the house of forward.  And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity:  because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies:  so fell they all by the sword.  According to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from them."

The nation of Israel will know that God Himself intervened to bring such a miraculous victory and again they will return unto Him as their God.

The Bible makes clear from cover to cover that God must deal with sin, whether it is the sin of nations or the sin of individuals.  The whole world is preparing itself to face the judgment of God.

The next great event will be the rapture.  Our Lord is coming to gather unto Himself all who are born again by the Spirit of God.  Then will commence the Great Tribulation and these various events concerning Russia and the land of Palestine, heading up the judgment of God upon all His enemies.

 3.  TRAVEL - KNOWLEDGE - APOSTASY

One of the most significant signs relating to the coming of our Lord to earth is found in 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."

The time of the end means the end of Gentile dominion and points to the coming of the Lord.  Two signs are here mentioned:

*First, "many shall run to and fro".  The emphasis here is on the "many."  For years some people have travelled to and fro.  But now we are in the age of travel.  People who used to go to the next State or Province for a trip now go around the world or go to the Holy Land.  Jesus said, "O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?"  (Matt.16:3).

More than 200 years ago, Sir Isaac Newton said, "The time is coming when men will travel 50 miles an hour."  Voltaire, the skeptic, ridiculed Newton's prediction and said, "Now look at that mighty mind of Newton who studied gravitation.  When he became an old man and got into his second childhood, he began to study the book that is called the Bible.  And it seems in order to credit its fabulous nonsense we must believe that the knowledge of mankind will be so increased that he will be able to travel at the rate of 50 miles an hour.  The poor dullard!  No man can travel at the rate of 30 miles an hour and get his breath!"

Someone has said, "The world today is literally a human race on wheels."  Many are running to and fro today.  Prophesy is being fulfilled.  "The coming of the Lord draweth nigh."

*Second, Daniel also predicted that knowledge shall be increased.  Think of the millions of young people with college and university education today.  Think of the systems of communication, the telegraph, radio, telephone, television, Satellites and now computers and the Internet.  It has been said that 90 percent of all drugs being prescribed by doctors today were not even known ten years ago.  Ninety percent of all scientists who ever lived are living now.  In a single day, modern man undertakes enough research to fill seven sets of Encyclopedia Britannica.  Let us not forget that we are living in the space age.

 "Travel" and "knowledge" are two important signs never seen by any other generation.  How wonderful the Bible is to predict over 2500 years ago the very conditions that we are seeing fulfilled today.  These signs speak of one grand fact - the coming  of our Lord draweth nigh.

Apostacy! - Counterfeit Christianity!

In 1 Timothy 4:1 we read, "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 (demons)."

The words "depart from" come from the Greek Word apostasia from which we get our English word "apostasy."  The Holy Spirit speaks expressly or definitely, and tells just exactly how things will happen in the latter times.  There will be those who will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.

There is a tremendous growth of spirit worship and demon recognition all over the world. These spirits are seducing spirits for they seek to gain the victim's confidence and then to undermine his faith in the True Word of God.

In 2 Timothy 3:1 God also warns us " ... that in the LAST DAYS perilous (dangerous) times shall come."  God's description of the days before the close of this age, the days before the rapture, is that they will be perilous or dangerous.  The description fits perfectly the kind of society we live in today.  "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."  (verses 2-5).

Throughout the years there has been a constant attack upon God and the power of God from the enemies of the church.  But today a new thing has happened - the power of God is being denied from within the church having been replaced by a Counterfeit Christianity  Oh, they have a form of godliness.  But to them God is dead.  God's Word is not inspired so we need new versions to agree with the new theology.  We have "theistic evolution."  We have "new evangelicalism."  Yes, they keep the form.  But the total change is coming even from within the so-called evangelical camp.

Then we have those who totally deny the inspiration of the Scriptures, the deity of Christ, and the blood of Christ.  These are called modernists or liberals and they have taken possession of so many modern Sunday School Lessons, Theological Seminaries, and Church Councils.  All this was prophesied by Peter in 2 Peter 2:1, There shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them.  These are those in control of the World Council of Churches and of most of the denominations of our day.

We are seeing theological changes today we thought impossible 25 years ago.  Who would have thought that the great Christian publishing houses and distributors would promote new versions of the Bible that deny the blood, that seek to undermine the deity of our Lord, and tamper with the inspiration of the Scriptures?  They have sold out to the god of mammon.  In our Christian Supply Centre we do not sell a Bible except the King James version.  We try not to sell books that contain quotations from modern perversions of our day.  All of these trends point to the coming of our Lord.

The story is told of a father who had to leave his home and go on a long journey.  Just before he left, his three-year-old son asked him, "Daddy, when will you be coming back?"  The father knew he would not be back until the end of September.  However, he realized it would be of little use to talk about times and seasons to his little boy for he would not understand them.  The father said to his boy:  "Now listen, when you see the leaves on the trees turning red and brown and beginning to fall to the ground, then you can be sure that daddy is coming back very soon."

The next day the father left home.  During the months of July and August the little boy would go for walks with his nurse.  On these walks he used to talk about his absent daddy.  Slowly the weeks went by until it came early September, and then mid-September.  Although the boy did not notice it, the leaves on the trees were changing colours.

Then one night a big windstorm came and millions of leaves fell to the ground.  The next morning when the little fellow went out, he immediately saw them.  Letting go of his nurse's hand, he went among the leaves and began to kick them up in the air.  Then he began to shout, "Hurrah, daddy is coming soon."

As we look out upon the world scene we have the same expectancy regarding the coming of our Lord.  We are seeing signs never before seen by any other generation.  Jesus said, "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh"  (Luke 21:28).  The Lord is coming.

I have before me the words of LET THAT DAY COME, O LORD by J.H. Stuart.

LET THAT DAY COME, O LORD

1. Let that day come, O Lord And other days pass by;
2. A morning without clouds, Clear shining after rain,
3. Watch ye, and work, and wait, For Him your vigils keep,
4. Watch, for the Bridegroom comes! The hour one knoweth not;
5. Watch, till your eyes shall see The glow first flush the sky:
6. Hasten They coming, Lord! Dawn, O Thou glorious day!
1. Night is far spent, and dawning tells That Thou are drawing nigh.
2. It shall awake the slumbering earth To dewy youth again.
3. Lest, coming suddenly, He finds His servants sunk in sleep.
4.But yet the stars are growing pale, And He hath not forgot.
5.Light of the world, arise and shine In fullorbed radiancy!
6.Then shall the fairest days of earth Pass into shade away.

4. THE ECUMENICAL FALSE CHURCH

The dream of a worldwide church was first presented in 1910 at the World Conference on Missionary Cooperation at Edinburgh.  The movement finally became recognized in 1944 with the formation of the World Council of Churches.  From 1944 - 1961 this Council was of interest primarily to liberal Protestant denominations.  But in November of 1961 when the World Council met at New Delhi there were Roman Catholic observers present for the first time.

The first Ecumenical Council was called by Pope John and re-called by Pope Paul.  This was an invitation "to the Christian brothers, separated from its perfect unity, in a way to make attractive, easy, and joyous to them the sincere recomposition in truth and charity, of the mystic body of the sole Catholic Church."  This condition for unity was that the separated Protestant brothers return to the sole Catholic Church.

 The Bible teaches clearly that, following the rapture, this Ecumenical- Ecclesiastical false Church will be the church of Antichrist, the church of the Great Tribulation period.  It will be a totally apostate counterfeit church.

A careful study of the Bible will show us how this corruption had already begun to take place in the early church.  In the church at Jerusalem there were deceivers like Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:2).  In the Galatian churches false teachers were brought in unawares to lead the people away from the liberty which they had in Christ to the bondage of the law (Gal. 1:8, 3:1, 5:7-9).  The church at Colosse was beset by a humanistic philosophy and worldly rationalism which beguiled the saints (Col. 2:8-20).

The early church had to deal with false teachers, grievous wolves, who came in from without to devour the flock (Acts 20:29).  The mystery of iniquity was at work in Paul's day (2 Thess. 2:7). He also warned the early church in (2 Timothy 3:13)"But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."

The 7 churches of Rev. 2-3 speak not only of the falling away of those 7 local churches, but they also portray the historical development of the true Church rapture, finds Christ outside trying to get in:  "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." (Rev. 3:20).

The Scriptures clearly show that the professing church, or what is called Christendom, will steadily increase in departure from God and His Word by proclaiming a counterfeit christianity with inward corruption and outward conformity to the world.  But the apostasy cannot reach its height until after the rapture.  The restraining power of the Holy Spirit (2 Thess.2:6-7) still continues, and the full apostasy of the Ecumenical Ecclesiastical false Church and the manifestation of the Antichrist cannot take place.

The next great event in this process is the rapture of the True and Faithful Bible Believing Church at the return of Christ.  "For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." (1 Thess.4:16,17).

Now with the True Bible Believing Church taken by her Lord, the salt of the earth (Matt. 5:13) with its preserving quality shall be gone, and the world will soon go to corruption.  The light of the world (Matt. 5:14) will be gone from the world, and great spiritual darkness will set in.  With the saints gone to be with their risen Lord the apostate church, which will still bear Christ's Name, will reach its climax under the rise and revelation of the Antichrist.

The last picture that the Bible gives of this apostate Christianity is found in Rev. 13-18.  We find a merger of all religions under one great head in chapter 13.  There will be two Devil-inspired men who will take over the rule of the earth after the rapture of the True Bible Believing Church.  The beast of Rev. 13:1-10 is Antichrist.  Notice that this whole chapter deals with the worship of this man by the people.

The whole centre of attention in our world today is on man.  They tell us that the God of our fathers, and the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is dead.  The god whom they tell us is alive is found in man's response towards others, preparing the way for the worship of the man of Rev. 13.  Verses 4, 8, 12 and 15 all speak of worship but it will be the worship of the Antichrist.  We have a good example of this in the days of Nebuchadnezzar when all the people fell down to worship the image.

The Ecumenical- Ecclesiastical false Church is clearly explained in Rev. 17:1, "And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters."

In the Book of Revelation the figure of a woman is used symbolically of religion at least four times: Jezebel represents the pagan idolatry of the past, (Rev. 2:20); the woman clothed with the sun represents the true Church (Rev. 19:7-8; 21:9); the whore of (Rev.17:1) represents the Ecumenical Ecclesiastical false Church of the Great Tribulation period.

It is not surprising that the Bible uses the word whore or harlot to represent apostate Christendom.  Throughout parts of the Old Testament God condemned Israel for spiritual harlotry.  A church which calls itself Christian and yet courts alliance with the godless system of this world commits spiritual adultery.  James 4:4 says, "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?"

In Rev. 17 we find the whore woman sitting upon many waters.  Verse 15 tells us that the waters are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues, so she has worldwide influence.  This is the Ecumenical Ecclesiastical false Church which is truly worldwide in its influence.

Verse 2: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication-that is they have joined themselves in a whoresh union with the Devil and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.  The great religious sin was fornication which God mentions in relation to Israel in Jeremiah 3:2, 2-9 and Ezekiel 16-23 at least 20 times.

Verse 3 speaks of Antichrist supporting the harlot church for his own advantage.  The wealth of this woman is described in verse 4.  Verse 5 speaks of MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.  Babylon is the culmination of all the religious efforts of man and is the last stage of apostate Christendom.

In Revelation 17:16-18 we find Antichrist turning against the Ecumenical Ecclesiastical false Church, making her desolate and naked and burning her with fire.  Then in chapter 18:1-2 we find the further collapse of this church by direct judgment from heaven.  Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

We see the stage being set today for this Ecumenical Ecclesiastical false Church with the unclean and hateful birds joined together in the World Council of Churches.  Birds of a feather flock together.  What are believers to do with regards to the Ecumenical Ecclesiastical Movement?  The answer is found in Rev. 18:4, "and I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."

The teaching of modern neo-evangelicals is that we are to unite with all manner of birds and show a spirit of unity to a godless world.  God says, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins.

Let Us Pray Together--

PRAY: "God be merciful to me a sinner. Receive me now for Christ's sake. Cleanse me from my sin by your precious blood, shed on the cross for me; lead me to be Baptized and fill me with your Holy Spirit. Teach me to pray each day; to read Your will for my life from your word, the Bible; and help me to worship and serve You in the fellowship of your church. I thank you Lord Jesus Christ. AMEN! 


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