“Birth Pangs Of Messiah”
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“Blow the trumpet in Zion;
sound the alarm on my holy mountain.”(Joel 2:1)
It’s time for all people to awaken from their slumber.
This is a time to see clearly the signs of the times.
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This is the time for all of those who have ears to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to the churches.
Yeshua saw in His days the “Birth Pangs of Messiah”and so He told His disciples this in Matthew 24:6-8,
“And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pains.”
The word for nations can also mean people. People will rise up against people, like in riots and protests and even in a civil war, people against their own countrymen and father against his son or daughter against her mother.
The Apostle John saw these same Birth Pangs as we see in Revelation 6.
“Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, “Come!” I looked, and behold, a white horse, and the one who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.”
We saw this in Hitler’s day when he set out to conquer Europe and he also had his eyes set on America. We see this also in the Middle East, and even with Communist China, as they work their way into Africa and other parts of the world. When one sets out to conquer then you know that the second seal has to follow.
“When He broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come!” And another, a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that people would kill one another; and a large sword was given to him.”
Yes, war seems to be a constant thorn in the side of mankind and these horses will continue to ride.
“When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come!” I looked, and behold, a black horse, and the one who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.”
We have recently seen all sorts of shortages. We have seen food prices going up and up. We have seen more and more recalls on our foods. This will only continue. Famines have always occurred throughout history and with famines usually draught is the cause. Today, we see in America more and more area’s of severe drought. We saw how God warned Pharaoh of a seven year famine, and by Josephes’ own words, he tells his brothers that God brought him to Egypt to save a people. (Genesis 45:7)
Today, as you are listening to this podcast we ask you to think about preparing.
Grow a garden, can your harvest, but there is no way to save enough food to out last a famine. Hoarding will not save you, only faith in God. This is the time to grow your faith. This is the time to begin using your faith. This is the time to seek God out and He will direct your paths, just like He did for Joseph.
“When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come!” I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and the one who sat on it had the name Death, and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, and famine, and plague, and by the wild animals of the earth.”
As we see here, wars and famine will only increase. But we also see plagues. We have just seen a worldwide plague that killed millions of people. About one hundred years ago, we also saw a devastating plague that killed so many. They tell us that this is going to be a recurring event and that it will happen more often and that this will be a way of life. We also see here that many people will die by wild beasts. We have seen an increase of wild animals killing people all over the world, and many more animals are carrying different diseases.
“When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been killed because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who live on the earth?” And a white robe was given to each of them; and they were told that they were to rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers and sisters who were to be killed even as they had been, was completed also.”
Today, we have seen persecution like we have never seen since World War II.
The Center for the Study of Global Christianity of Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary, an evangelical seminary based in Hamilton, Massachusetts, has estimated that 100,000 Christians die annually for their faith. You have to ask yourself, “Am I ready to die for my beliefs in the Messiah Yeshua?” For years we have heard pastors tell us that we would be raptured before this would happen and yet, believers all over the world are being martyred for their faith. Are we to assume that only Americans are going to escape martyrdom? That does not seem quite right. We have seen an increase of persecution to Jews and Christans in this country. Today is the day to settle it in your heart, that one day soon you may have to contend for the faith and even give your life for what you believe.
“And I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became as black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. Then the kings of the earth and the eminent people, and the commanders and the wealthy and the strong, and every slave and free person hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the sight of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
People debate if we are in the end times. Yeshua told us to look at the signs, and all signs point to the fact that yes, we are in the end times and the Day of the Lord draws closer and closer every day.
Today, we must prepare for tomorrow and to do that we must draw closer and closer to the Lord. We must prioritize our lives and that may mean letting go of the world’s ways. We must cling to God and listen to His voice, for His sheep hear His voice. Today, are you hearing God’s voice? His voice will always line up with His Word.
2 Peter 3:1-4 tells us this,
“Beloved, this is now the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of a reminder, to remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles.Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue just as they were from the beginning of creation.”
If you are one of those mockers, the Scriptures tell you to look at the signs and discern for yourself. Israel is back in their own land. Everything is now global. What else is there to do? Just wait upon the antichrist to appear.