Often it has been said we live in the time of the end. But how can we be absolutely sure we live in the end of time?? We have to be ready for Jesus to come at all times we can be, but how are we to know that we live in the end of time?? Time of the end.
End time started 22 October 1844 How do we know this? read:
Rev 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
Rev 10:2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
Rev 10:3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
Rev 10:4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
Rev 10:5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
Rev 10:6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
Rev 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
Rev 10:8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
Rev 10:9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
Rev 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
Rev 10:11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
Earth meaning America where the message of William Miller was preached pre-1844 Sea meaning other parts of the world where it was also preached.
Time Should be no longer Means the time of the Gentiles are now over Rev 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. Those 42months squares well with the time for the Gentiles. And as you know the time for the Jews ended at the Cross. Mat 21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
The Little Book refers to the Book of Daniel that was the main Book that William Miller based his prediction that Jesus would return 1844.
Sweet as honey refers to the understanding that Jesus would come Bitter in the belly refers to the disappointment that Jesus did not come again in 1844
Prophecy Again refers to that the end time message of the 3 Angels was to be preached.
Adding this cryptic verse from Daniel helps to understand as well:
Dan 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
Sealed up to the Time of the end Clearly in the light of Rev 10 can only mean that the Book of Daniel as William Miller was studying around and before 1844 will nail this end time down a bit more.
We can clearly tell that it is the end time due to the signs all around us
ELLEN G. WHITE STATES
"In the last scenes of this earth's history, war will rage. There will be pestilence, plague and famine. The waters of the deep will overflow their boundaries. Property and life will be destroyed by fire and flood."(E.White, Mar174, 1897)
Thus the bible says:
Daniel 12:4 ...'even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.'
But someone will correctly retort that these things have always been. What solid answer can we give
Yes as Jason says most of these things are happening all the time although this sentence caught my interest.
"The waters of the deep will overflow their boundaries."
I just came to think about the Greenhouse effect and how Glaciers are melting a lot faster than they are replaced with ice and snow it is predicted that the north pole ice cap will very soon be totally lost, all this with resulting rise in the oceans As I live here in Australia we hear a lot about some Pacific Islands are totally inundated with seawater and those Islands are therefore rendered uninhabitable and New Zealand has already taken in what we call "environmental refugees" So that sentence is coming true this very time.
YOU JUST DESCRIBED THE OLD TESTAMENT.
END TIMES BEGAN WHEN JESUS WAS BETRAYED AND NAILED TO CROSS. ASK HIS DISCIPLES, IF YOU CAN FIND THEM. THEY'LL TELL YOU THE SAME THING.
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