Recently, I have been seeing more of those who would be teachers of end times come out and actually muddy the waters and make it lukewarm. They really have no Biblical foundation for their teachings, but lean more towards ‘science’ or ‘The times’. The Bible actually speaks of these times when people prefer a good story, or maybe something they can swallow a little easier. Typically, we may relate this to the final stage of the church, Laodicea, and the ‘feel good’ doctrine or ‘prosperity gospel’. And while Yeshua wants us to feel good and be prosperous, the danger is in making these things the focus instead of HIM.
Being a teacher of primarily prophetic things, I tend to notice more of the errors along these lines. Those who would deny the imminent return of Christ tend to do a few things… but read this first…
“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
2 Timothy 4:2-4 KJV
They tend to lean towards the ‘millions of years’ ideology and proclaim that it is ‘science. The problem is that it ISN’T science, it’s conjecture. They assert that we who sense the imminent return are ‘Fear Mongering’. They deny Israel is still a chosen people, and espouse ‘Replacement Theology’. They don’t understand that it’s Yahweh’s calendar we need to follow.
The ‘fables’ infers to me that they will change Yahweh’s true history of creation into a false one, such as evolution and ‘millions of years’. This ‘sandy’ foundation inevitably leads to a faulty view of future events, or prophecy. A striking example of this is the Biblical timeline and appointed gatherings. The Father has clearly stated that the cosmos were made over 6 days, and He rested the 7th. That the sun, moon and stars were to mark appointed times. And that it is an exact ratio of 1 day to a thousand years in relation to earth history. Since we are at the very end of this age, the earth is about 6,000 years old.
If your view is devoid Hebraic history, Yahweh’s appointed times or knowledge of creation, you CANNOT understand end times. The problem is that many have mixed the religion of evolution with the Bible. Just ain’t gonna work.
Once you make the connection, and trust His Word to mean what it says, you will understand more fully every day.
Read this passage. I have separated it just so we can read it slowly, and pause to truly understand it. And the emphasis is mine.
“This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance…”
2 Peter 3:1-9 KJV
As a final admonishment, I would suggest that we examine those who say they teach about end times. See if they know the end from the beginning. “I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Rev 1:8, 1:11, 21:6, 22:13 So it seems to me, if you don’t know the beginning, you don’t know the end.