Are We Living in the Last Days?

By: Bill Bratt

We, most Christians, want Jesus Christ to return but we do not want to look forward to what has to happen between now and then.

Today, we look at the horrible world conditions and we see that many of them focus our minds to certain Bible prophecies that are coming to pass.

Many of these problems can touch our personal lives: high gasoline prices, crime and violence, food shortages, baby formula shortages, fires in the forests across our nation, and water shortages in different parts of our country.

In the news, we see farmers demonstrating due to restrictions of nitrogen and chemical fertilizers that they need for food production to feed people. This is happening from the world's view on climate change. You would think our politicians would be wise enough to be careful in this area so they don't create man-made famines, pestilence and death of millions of people.

We see other things touching our lives, such as freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

This could cause a famine of Godís word. It seems that Americans have lost their love for God. There is low church attendance, no respect of God in our media, nor Hollywood.

So are we living in the last days? Obviously according to the Bible no one knows the time when Jesus Christ will return, not even Jesus Himself, only the Father knows (Matthew 24:36).

There has been some tremendously horrendous things that have happened in our country since the new 21st. century started. On September 11, 2001 the towers of the World Trade Center fell when terrorists in planes hit the towers and they collapsed. This particular event was at the end of a Shamita year.

Could God have allowed this event to happen to get the attention of the people of the United States to repent?

A Shamita year happens every seventh year. It is the seventh year in a seven-year cycle described in the Old Testament. This final year of the cycle is set aside for debt forgiveness and refrain from direct cultivation of the land. The debt forgiveness would break cycles of perpetual debt.

Seven years later in September the financial crisis of 2008, or Global Financial Crisis, was a severe worldwide economic crisis and it was the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression in 1929. This event happened at the end of another Shamita year.

Could God have allowed this event to happen to get the attention of the people of the United States to repent?

Seven years later in September of 2015, a different type of world event happened, the Roman Catholic Pope Francis, visited North America, Cuba and the United States, and met with President Obama, Congress, and the United Nations, setting up his 2030 agenda. What is his agenda? Google it and find out!

Here we are seven years later, close to September 2022, and close to the end of another Shamita year. We can only speculate as to what God may have in mind at the close of this Shamita year?

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Most Christians have never heard of the Shamita year, and all of us should be aware of it and have knowledge of it.

Most Christians have never heard of Godís calendar, and all of us should be aware of it and have knowledge of it.

Seven years from now will be the year 2029 and it will be another Shamita year. Now the following is total speculation, but could this be the year, or could 2030 be the year of the return of Jesus Christ? Could this seven year period between now and then be the seven years of Daniel nine verses 24 through 29? I will quote one verse which is verse 27, "Then he (the Beast) shall confirm a covenant with many for one week, but in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to the sacrifice and offering." Perhaps the last 3 1/2 years will be the period of the great tribulation, as spoken of in many prophecies.

With us getting close to the last days, what do you think God wants His Church and ministry to do?

God says in Isaiah 58 verse one, "Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet and tell my people their transgressions, and the house of Jacob their sins." Why? So they can REPENT!

If we really love God, what do we need to do? God says in Deuteronomy 11:1 "Therefore you shall love the LORD your God, and keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always."

If we really love Jesus, what do we need to do? Jesus said in John 14 verse 15, "If you love Me, keep My commandments."

We need to keep all 10 of Godís Commandments, not just 9 of them.

In Conclusion: What do we need to do in these last days? Repent (Acts 2:38), Keep Godís Commandments (Revelation 12:17, 14:12, 22:15) and "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you." (James 4:8).

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