“But know this, that in the last days perilous (dangerous, demonic, scary, treacherous) times will come” (II Timothy 3:1)
Many today are asking, “What kind of world are we living in?” “What’s going to happen to our children?” “Is this world really coming to an end?” “What will happen to me when (not if) I die?”
The following predictions have been made that will literally be fulfilled 100% in the very near future:
- Morals will be discarded and eliminated by many.
- Lawlessness will abound and injustice will prevail.
- Wars and earthquakes will increase worldwide.
- Anti-Semitism and anti-Christianity will intensify globally.
- False religions and religious leaders will dupe millions.
- Society will crumble internally.
- Israel will be invaded by a coalition of Russia, Iran and Turkey.
- The suicide epidemic and the illicit use of drugs will climb.
- Ecumenism and watered-down Truth will be proclaimed everywhere, at the expense of preaching the Bible in the power of the Holy Spirit.
- Many will depart from the faith to which they once adhered.
Not a pretty picture! I guess you don’ want me to write more about what’s coming “to a theater near you!”
Here’s the situation: I am not the one making these predictions. They come straight from the Bible, the Word of (the one and only true and living) God! Yes, some readers will gladly believe these prophecies to come true shortly and literally, just as others have in the past. Sadly, others will disbelieve God’s Word and reject God’s gift of salvation and eternal life. For many, the two saddest words in history will become reality: “TOO LATE! “
“He who believes in the Son (- – of God, the Lord Jesus Christ) has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (John 3:36)! “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved… (Acts 16:31a).
2 thoughts on “Predictions for the Near Future”
Hi Pastor Pisarek. Thank you for your ministry of teaching The Word of God and always pointing people to The source of hope: Jesus Christ the Son of God who shed His blood on the cross at Calvary (to pay the penalty for the sins of all who will believe in Him). Pray without ceasing… keep in the Word of God… preach repentance and turning to God… preach the Hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and also the consequences if we walk in the flesh instead of living for the glory of God. God has humbled me and let me see how far I wandered from seeking Him for the guidance in my life/family/finances… I stopped all of my projects/pursuits and have been seeking the Lord. Praying for His guidance for the rest of my life. His Word is Truth. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. “Yeshua HaMashiach” is another pronunciation I’ve heard for Jesus Christ. Everything is about Jesus and the Word of God (the Bible)… pray without ceasing for everyone (1 Timothy 2:1-7) Please be encourged. I’m looking forward to reading more of your articles. Speak the truth in love – pray for ALL that God will lead and guide hearts to repentance and faith in salvation thru Jesus Christ. Your brother in Christ Jesus,- Little Timothy (returning to God’s Word as my source of Truth) Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
Thanks for your kind words. I’ll convey them to Pastor John.
Yeshua (Joshua) Ha (the) Meshiach or Messiah (Anointed One)
Yes indeed. It is the Hebrew for Jesus Christ. Jesus is English, a direct translation of Late Latin Iēsus, from Greek Iēsous, from Hebrew yēšûă’. The Scriptures of the New Testament were written in Koine Greek. When The Lord walked the earth, the language of the common world was Greek, just as English is today. Meaning that almost anywhere you went, someone spoke Greek.
In New Testament Israel, the common language spoken was Aramaic. Jews would have at that time spoken Aramaic, Hebrew, and to an extent Greek, with a small minority possibly speaking old Latin (language of Rome) The Scriptures were in Hebrew. Jews wold commonly read, pray in, and have Hebrew names.
Names in Hebrew have meaning. So when the angel told Mary, “You shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who shall save His people from their sins.” Well, In English that DOESN’T make a whole lot of sense. Most Assuredly the conversation there was in Hebrew. So therefore He shall be called Yeshua.
What does Yeshua mean? In Hebrew it means “God is Salvation”.
Since there was no English in the 1st century most of our biblical names were a translation of a translation. For example, were you to translate Yeshua HaMeshiach directly to English, it would be Joshua the Anointed One. Many other hebre names were simply anglicized. For example; James=Jacob, Jude=Judah, Mary=Mariam, John= Yochanan, Mathew=Matityahu ETC…
Regardless of what language we use, there is ONLY one name above all. After all God IS multilingual!
It doesn’t matter if you Pray to Jesus, Iesus, or Yeshua. It is the same ONE name of the God in the flesh!