What Are the Signs of the End Time and How Can I Be Ready? by David Cook

What Are the Signs of the End Time and How Can I Be Ready?
David Cook
2 Timothy 3:1-17

Introduction
Does anyone really know what time it is? I'm not talking about the hour of the day; I'm talking about the time of the Lord Jesus Christ's rapture of the church! Do you know what time it is spiritually speaking? Are you ready to see Jesus face to face?
Let's dig into God's Word and find some answers about the signs of the times and also become ready to meet with Jesus at any time.
I. These Are Difficult Times
"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come..." (1)
You ought to underline or circle that word "perilous." The word perilous means "hard to bear" or "hard to deal with." How many of you faced some "perilous times" even this week?
This week as Jon David practiced T-Ball, I overheard some of the kids moms talk about the difficulties of being a mom. They were so entertaining as they discussed the frustrations of: getting the kids to eat right, going to sleep on time, making sure they were eating a proper diet, learn how to potty train, etc. I smiled as they talked because they were going through exactly what Amy and I are going through. Somehow it brought me great comfort just knowing that others are facing some difficult days of their own!
LIFE IS NOT EASY. Standing for God and standing for the truths of His Word is not easy. One of the least claimed Bible promises of all time is 2 Timothy 3.12, "Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution."
Perilous times are upon us like I've never seen. With the passing of the "Hate Crimes Bill" pastors most likely will be persecuted or even arrested for preaching the truth of the Word of God on a subject like homosexuality. The world is tolerant of every religious denomination - except for the those who proclaim that the Lord Jesus Christ alone can bring salvation to a sinner's heart - the Lord Jesus exclusively.
A recent article (April 30,2009) from World Net D ...


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