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When These Things Begin to Happen, Look Up

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April 15, 2022 8:00 am

When These Things Begin to Happen, Look Up

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Jesus came the first time. Just as predicted, but he's coming again. Here are some things to watch for all of these things on the Telus clock is ticking time is moving on and we are on the verge of the coming of Christ. Therefore, we are to live our lives to make it difference in the world in which we live now share the gospel with as many people as possible that they might come to faith so that they would.

As Jesus said escape all these things that ultimately will come to pass will come to understand signs radio with Jan Markel radio for the remnant brought to you by all three ministries.

They would play a special message by ministry friend Dr. Ed Heinsohn Heinsohn was a part of the recent conference on globalism sponsored by Michele Bachmann, Regent University, what are some prominent signs indicating that Christ returns in the sky known as the rapture followed seven years later by the second coming is on the horizon. Here is today's program I'm glad you can join me this special resurrection. We can and I'm playing a special message given by Dr. Ed Heinsohn at the recent globalism rising event, Regent University, hosted by my friend Michelle Bachmann, a one-day conference.

You can access the entire I'll give that again throughout the program in this message. Dr. Heinsohn considers seven events that are a marker of our times, indicating that the hour is so very late. The King is coming and it could be today will say more about that at the end of this presentation, here's Dr. Ed Heinsohn and now it is my pleasure to introduce to our audience.

Dr. Ed Heinsohn Heinsohn is a prolific author is a former Dean of the Liberty University school of Divinity and Dr. Heinsohn will now explain to us what the Bible has to say about the times we live in. I've heard Dr. Heinsohn speak on this topic before. He is not only an expert is an absolute joy to listen to and I think you will love hearing from him to. Again, I urge you to contact other people that you know right now and tell them to tune in to hear the words of wisdom Dr. Ed Heinsohn welcome to Regent University. Dr. Ed Heinsohn you cross the state take a look at what the Bible says about the last days. What it says in regard to issues like globalism and I were in a battle for the culture that's obvious and you will have done such a wonderful job dealing with that today were in a wave of secularism with the attitude that there really is no God, which leads to relativism. There is no truth. If that's true then socialism takes over. I'm all that matters. And that leads to materialism the more stuff I have, the happier I will be won't die. And that leads oddly to mysticism. Eventually God's not out there who or what is and were living in a time where people are viewing the universe is a vast place of random choice that really obliterates the sole sense of meaninglessness. I am God becomes nothing more than a moralistic therapeutic deism of these last days.

Now, in spite of all of that. The Scripture tells us there are some things that we should expect in the last days as we look at the day and age in which we live, we see that this stage is certainly being set in that direction.

Now I want to remind us in the beginning that Jesus himself said nobody knows the day or the hour of my coming people read that text and say hot says the day of the hour, but it doesn't say the year. Let's guess the year, but the point of the passages nobody knows the time, so don't waste your time trying to guess the time you're ready all the time because Jesus could job at any time. There were to live in anticipation of his coming. So you live with that.

I am the sky you could come at any moment could you live with your feet on the earth that you have a job to do, to serve the Lord in the meantime to make a difference in the world in which we live, and when she talked about signs of the future.

He said when these things begin to happen. Look up know that your redemption draws not so I want to suggest to us several things that would indicate final signs of the last days in which were living these things in Scripture are clearly indicated to us and we can take a clear look at them so you want to contact me you can reach or final signs before the return of Christ that are given in Scripture.

I want to suggest seven of them. They all point toward these issues number one of the rebirth of the state of Israel is and why is that so significant because Israel did not exist as a nation for over 1900 years of the miracle of the rebirth of Israel value something that God himself brought about the height of a book at home, written by Joseph Sykes in 1856 he was a Lutheran minister who in 1856, said one day the people of Israel will go back to the promised land.

I don't know how but it will happen because the Bible predicts that it will happen, whereas the vast majority of theologians were saying. That's never going to happen. Israel was destroyed by the Romans twice Hadrian change the name of the country to Palestinian which was Latin for Philistines.

I wrote my first book on Philistine archaeology over 40 years ago. That was about the worsening the credit given the country because he was trying to eliminate any memory of Israel as a nation and as a people and yet the prophet Isaiah, looking down through the corridor of time. I said who's heard such a thing shall a nation be borne at once but as soon as Zion travailed she gave birth to her children. That's in the last chapter of Isaiah 66 verse eight of the prophet Isaiah was living back in that six and 700s BC 700 years in advance. He foresees the nation being reborn in the land in the future. We know that that occurred on May 14, 1948 that suddenly with the Declaration of Independence, Israel was a nation again and fulfillment of that prophecy, and in spite of all of the challenges and difficulties over these last 70 some years God has blessed them in today. Half the Jewish people in all the world now live in Israel that had to get her attention. When it was only a handful of Jewish people there at the beginning of the 20th century.

This may have seemed like an impossibility. But today it's more obvious than ever. God is reestablished his ancient people and their ancient homeland and he setting the stage for what's coming in the future. That tells me that Israel will remain a major player on the international scene I in the days ahead a second thing that I think is obvious. I is rumors of war in the Middle East. The Middle East were quiet and peaceful we might wonder how would these prophecies of the end times ever really ultimately be fulfilled. But we all know that that's not the case, Islamic extremism is pushing the limits of instability so often in many of the countries in the Middle East were very thankful for the Abraham accords for the nations train and the Emirates I in Morocco that have made peace with Israel, the peace that still exist between Israel and Jordan, Egypt, etc., but for the most part of the Iranian hostility is continued to stir this with Israel in the target zone of the end times that if you didn't Israel and spending my time there, you realize that they live out their daily lives, realizing that we're living at the end of military hardware pointed at us every single day of our lives and tensions that still exist in the Middle East will one day a lead to conflict in Israel. The prophet Zechariah.

Put it this way he said it shall happen in that day, knowing the prophets use the phrase in that day, they mean that future day not this day. There day 500 BC is looking 2500 years in the future saying in that future day he will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all peoples. I even though all the nations of the earth are gathered against it, they will not be successful and you have these predictions in the Bible that while God will bring the people of Israel back to the promised land. It will be in a time of tension at time of thread and ultimately a time of conflict.

Now Jesus himself said there will be wars and rumors of wars, the end is not yet.

I just because there's a crisis somewhere in the world are in the Middle East and Europe doesn't mean this is the end of the world. People ask me all the time. Russia and Ukraine. This is the end of the world know it's not the end of the world know it's not the beginning of the tribulation. The rapture is not yet occurred, etc. what we are told in the Bible is that in the last days of final conflicts will come in the Middle East. The battle of Gog and Magog described in Ezekiel chapter 38, 39, the battle of Armageddon. I described in the Bible.

I in fact, Armageddon only appears one time in the Bible, Revelation 16 verse 16. The only place you find that word. The battle itself is described in the 19th chapter of Revelation. When Jesus returns speaks the word and the battle is over. It's a battle in which there is no battle, he speaks the word slays the army of the Antichrist beast and the false prophet are cast into the lake of fire and Satan is bound in the abyss that has not yet happened. Neither of these wars have ever taken place there. Part of what the Bible predicts will happen in the last days. Now, in the meantime, I think as believers we should pray for the peace of Jerusalem worked for the peace of Jerusalem I and be thrilled when peace accords are made of people that were involved in the drafting of the Abraham accords are actually going to be here in Lynchburg. I am doing. We will hold a series of meetings celebrating what has been accomplished but we do that also. Realizing this is not the end of the story that the Scripture warns us that in the future, expect that at time of crisis will develop in the Middle East I and the Western nations will have to get involved in some way to try to resolve this and you look at the passage in the book of Ezekiel. The implication in that passage is the nations of Tarshish, that's Western Europe will object to an invasion by nations that appear to be Russia and Iran I in the last days, but they will not intervene out that some of the Arab states will object but will not intervene.

Israel will be left on her own. Having to trust the Lord to come to her rescue.

Well when I read that prophecy in the book of Ezekiel, one thing is very obvious that particular battle as it's described as never taken place that is yet to come in the future if you just join me.

I'm playing the message given at the globalism rising event at Regent University with Dr. Ed Heinsohn access the entire back to Dr. Ed Heinsohn and then the third sign that I think obvious is the rise of the global economy and you've talked about that extensively today. It's a reality. The close were wearing remade all over the planet.

You can save yourself. I'm only gonna buy American products, but chances are half of the things in that product remade somewhere else. I grew up in Detroit.

The automobile capital of America you buy an American garbage parts that are from Germany, Mexico and other places, etc. but the global economy is a reality because of modern technology, communications, jet travel is a shrinking world in which we live by it only takes a matter of hours and you can circle on the entire globe about my daughter's family was ministering in Romania this past week while they get on the plane in Timisoara and Romania and within a matter of a few hours there in Washington DC on the globe is right on our doorstep every single day of our lives see what why does that matter biblically and prophetically is the Bible says this in Revelation the 13th chapter talking about the false prophet and the Antichrist. It says of the false prophet, he caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, to receive a mark in their right hand or on. Therefore, it had that no one might buy or sell except one who had one of three things the mark the name or the number of the beast, etc. that ultimately the Antichrist figure Aziz described in the Bible will gain control of a global economy with there has to be a global economy.

In order for that to happen in the global economy already exists.

So these things are like flashing lights, you're driving down the highway here in the state of Virginia Tse between Lynchburg and Virginia Beach during liberty. I am regent and there's a construction zone and the flashing lights are going morning you slow down some things coming up at etc. God is given necessaries of flashing light. Israel is back in the land in the last days of the Middle East is in turmoil. In the last days and the global economy already exists that the economy is not evil in and of itself. The problem is when someone can control the economy electronically so that nobody can buy or sell anything with out this system being in place that out to get her attention out the details so it will be obvious when the time comes. The word mark. For example, in the original Greek New Testament, mama simply means marker attached to its some got about insignia and involves a name and a number if you think of it, a credit card as it insignia a name and a number is zero way to take that information electronically put it in your right hand or on your four head so it can be read electronically instantaneously were already seeing that kind of technology developed today art exists.

Therefore, the idea is this wants that can be controlled international you have a global economy that is vulnerable than the global markets and global activities.

What happens in China affects what happens in Europe would affect what happens in America.

The globe circulates economically virtually every single day. You watch the stock market to go up and down the day.

In light of right now what's going on in Europe and yet at the same time we sense that there are challenges all over the planet with China with Russia challenges with North Korea challenges with Iran and Islamic extremism, etc. while the global system is in place electronically is not yet totally unified political I believe biblically that is yet to come in the future, but in the meantime, the global economy exists now. I've been in the ministry for 50 years. 50 years ago that was not so obvious. People wonder how could this ever actually become a reality. But today we know exactly how that is signed. Number four the rush toward global government debt IN order to run the system economically. There has to be some sense of global control and several of your speakers today have dealt with that very very effectively reminding us that the center of control. Oh often is in Europe sometimes in America sometimes and other places. But in reality what's happening with NATO what's happening with the United Nations what's happening with the attempt to stay.

All the nations of the world should follow certain policies.

Whether that has to do with climate control, or whether that has to do with military control or economic control for economic boycotts, etc. were saying global governance affecting policy that affects the entire planet.

Now it's not yet fully perfected, but the push toward it is certainly there is certainly a reality.

And unfortunately is virtually always been a reality from ancient times. There's always been this tendency to think if somebody or some system of people could control the world. Then we can bring prosperity, stability and peace.

Instead, it brings instability, chaos, and ultimately more of the Bible says this again about the last days I end the book of Revelation all the world marveled and followed the beast of the beast is a symbol used in Revelation or the Antichrist who is empowered by the symbol of the Dragon state and authority was given him over every tribe and tongue and nation of that as the author of Revelation. I believe the apostle John looks down to the corner of time, down into the distant future.

He sees our time of international control by one person who is assisted by a false religious leader of false religion, and a false political leader try to gain control of the world and eventually if you read the book of Revelation detail says the nations of the world gave their authority to the beast willingly. He didn't have to glide it conquer them all. Militarily they give their authority to him in an attempt to control the world of the last day because the global system is being threatened and there's an attempt than to bring the whole thing together under one authority and the authority is given to that Antichrist figure. Nice called a lot of things in the Bible. The Antichrist is the abomination is the beast is the prince that shall come.

The term Antichrist is only used in John's letters first and second job in the book of Revelation is never godly Antichrist is always called the beast is simply a symbol of the idea that while he may look like a prosperous leader is inspired by Satan himself, and I think the passage in second Corinthians chapter 2 makes it clear that he will not come to power until after the restrainer is removed, so I'm not looking for the Antichrist. I'm looking for Jesus Christ unto God to call us home to heaven to be with him before he declares war on the world but in the meantime, Satan has to sit back and wait for the sovereignty of God. Jesus said nobody knows the time of my coming, not even the angels of heaven, if the Angels don't know Satan doesn't know because Satan is a fallen angel is intelligent and brilliantly can read the Bible and read the newspaper and make a guess but again the ministry for 50 years I've heard every guest imaginable for the date of the coming of Christ, 1972, 75, 88, 96, 2000, 2011. There always wrong why because Jesus said, nobody knows the time. In fact, he even went so far as to say nobody knows the time except my father out. Obviously, Jesus knows the time if Jesus is divine. If these God and ask Omniscience but what did he mean only the father can authorize the sun to go back and get the bride and groom and the bride home to have the whole promise that Jesus made to the disciples on the night before he went to the cross. I'm about to go back to the father's house and if I go I will come again and receive you unto myself, Lee said that after Judas, the unbeliever and left the room.

The promise of his return was only for the believed in seven times in that passage in John 14. He uses the pronoun you, I'm coming for you. I'm taking you home to the father's house there are the palatial rooms of the place of blessing the etc. this using the analogy of a Jewish wedding in the first century that I think the disciples would've clearly understood the bride and the groom and those weddings were betrothed to one another in a permanent relationship then the groom would leave go to his father's house and add a room under the house for he and the bride to live it.

They were wealthy may be several rooms or maybe even built his own house. The bride would remain at her house in the meantime, the groom would have to wait for his father to authorize his return. They are expecting the room and saying it's ready for the time of return.

You can go now and get the bride and then he would return by surprise. Take the bride home to the father's house. I think that tells us that were to live in anticipation of the fact Jesus has gone back to the father's house. He's been there now for nearly 2000 years preparing a place for the bride of Christ, the real believers will live with him in eternity for ever and ever and ever. In the father's house.

In the meantime were to watch were to wait and were to be ready in order to keep serving were not just sitting here waiting though we have a job to do in the meantime to influence the world again. This was a recent conference sponsored by Regent University with Michele Bachmann as a planner and host for the event. I'm hoping to have her in studio with me next week to talk about all that's going on in our world. Back in just a minute will continue with Dr. Ed Heinsohn.

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That's almost 3 Now here's Dr. Ed Heinsohn too close to the let's return to Dr. Ed Heinsohn at the recent globalism rising event conference at Regent University hosted by Michelle Bachmann. Here's Dr. Heinsohn. The tension that we have is believers is prophetically we know how it's all going to end. And so when we see trends moving in that direction. Like global governance in a global economy. Tension in the Middle East. We understand the problems that will come with acts and want to do everything we can to hold them back. Not and pulled back the spirit of antichrist.

It is at work in every generation.

But in the meantime, we also have to recognize ultimately these things will come to pass. And the Lord will call us home to be with them until he does were to continue to work for the cause of Christ.

Spread the message of the gospel worldwide that Jesus died for your sins. He rose from the dead to give you the gift of eternal life in Jesus alone can give you a home in heaven forever.

I didn't grow up in a Christian will.

There was no God, no Jesus, no Bible, no church in RL by parents were not raging atheists just didn't know any better. I came to know the Lord through a church to preach the gospel build a new building a few blocks from our house beside a flyer advertising daily vacation Bible school by using kids there in the summer when regular school was over with my mother, got the flyer in third grade I can get them out of the house for five days. Here's the flyer go down the street go to that church donated by a car, you will be all right was back in the days when guests were death grants were deaf to. I went there and I heard that Jesus love me that he died for my sins, but he rose from the dead, that he was coming again that I can have a home in heaven forever and it was free, I recognized a good deal of the invitation was given. I raised my hand and fortunately the lady that dealt with me, Mrs. Johnson was very clear and very thorough. She let me know kids are not talking about Santa Claus you were talking about the son of God, the step from the glory of heaven to the midnight of earth to pay for your sins. When he died on the cross. He didn't die as a martyr for eviction died as a substitute he took your sin upon himself and then took the wrath of God against that sin put it for you and calling on you to put your eternal faith and trust in what he did for you. I remember I said yes and meant it with all of my heart. God stepped into my life at that point later, my parents would come to faith, but none of us had any idea what was coming in the future that I one day teach over hundred thousand students personal right 50 books travel all over the world. I have an opportunity to preach and 40 different countries. Only God could do something like that God is raising up people to make a difference in the world because eventually the beast will do everything he can to pervert that world and Satan will do everything he can take it away from God, but he will not succeed, sign, number five, the revolt of apostasy. Apostasy is a simple Greek word up. Nausea, which means to stand away from something to make a declaration of truth, and then later turn around and say I really don't believe that we have a major problem today of people supposedly be converting all the data I thought. I believe the Bible, but I really don't believe it anymore or I don't believe the basic cruise of the Bible. I'm better we interpret it reinvented reshape it good to say what I think I wanted to say hi and there were always bit challenges to the faith.

I am there's always been tendencies, linkages toward apostasy so to speak today out of control more than ever before. The apostle Paul wrote to Timothy in first Timothy four and said now the spirit expressly says that in the last times some will depart from the faith.

I expect this as you get closer to the end times. Then in second Thessalonians 2. He said that day on them will not come unless the falling away the Apple Stasi the departure from the faith comes first, and then the man of sin, the lawless one is revealed. In other words, the antichrist will not come to power until after there is a wave of apostasy and unbelief. Now, in the Christian world there always been differences of opinion from one denomination to another as to how we understand church governance row. We understand day process of explaining the gospel are to be done or how the process of salvation takes place, but for the most part until about the middle of the 19th century, most Christians believe the Bible was the word of God. Jesus was the son of God died for our sins, he rose from the dead, and he was ultimately coming again, etc. those were the fundamentals of the faith.

The basic God approves of the evangelical movement i.e. evangelist simply the Greek word for gospel. They believed that the message of the gospel was true and needed to be proclaimed by the end of the 19th century apostasy was rampant in Europe. European theologians were saying Jesus really is not the son of God, the teacher may be a good teacher. Maybe not a good teacher but human day.

He was not born of a virgin the virgin birth is a biological impossibility of interleague die for your sins, in the sense of atoning for you stands died the death of a martyr of an example and that's about all etc. in the began to water down the basic truths of the Christian faith and the end result was apostasy. Lukewarm unbelief spreads through the European churches in the become spiritually dead. For the most part and tragically still are. There are some exceptions I've preach in Germany and England and France and various places and seen God do some amazing things but those are minority situations. The vast majority of people in Europe have no confidence at all in the truth of the Bible for the power of the message of the gospel European church for the most part is debt and the influence of the academically then spreads from Europe to England from England to America by the beginning of the 20th century theological liberalism. Apostasy is spreading in the United States. The mainline denominations are walking away from the faith.

Now when the 20th century began, the little churches add most of the money. Most of the buildings most people and most of the influence throughout the 20th century within 100 years. That influence begins to dissipate because there's no commitment to the Bible, certainly no commitment to evangelism and the influence of Christianity in American society begins to die. The only exception are fundamental evangelical Christians who say no.

The Bible is the word of God. I asked the inspired word, the message of the gospel is true.

Jesus really is the son of God died for our sins, he rose from the dead and we need to proclaim this to the world because of that they evangelize unbelievers in the evangelical church grows and grows and grows throughout the 20th century.

By the time you get to the end of the 20th century evangelicals at all the money all the churches know the buildings over television programs all the radio ministries and are influencing the nation.

But as you get to the end of the 20th century the wave of apostasy begins to erode even the conservative churches and now 22 years into the 21st century. There is a tendency in many of our evangelical churches to say well maybe we should think these things are serious now. Maybe Jesus isn't really fully divine.

But he has divine truths and ideas that can be helpful to us, etc. I maybe we should quit calling people to faith and just call them to better life of some sort, etc. I am all of a sudden we have people who wants what it proclaimed the message of the gospel. Walking away from it today. That's the last bastion of conservative Christianity that's left and as people walk away from that, they walk away from biblical commitments like their commitment to marriage and family and morality are commitment to Israel having a right to exist in their own land, etc. all of a sudden, the very groups that wants to then did these things are starting to water these things down and move away from the that's one of those flashing lights that are to get her attention. Wave of apostasy is already here. If you join me late again this is Dr. Heinsohn's message at the recent conference sponsored by Regent University. You can access the entire event. Well worth your time. Regent.ED you/globalism that were at least 1/2 a dozen speakers and the topic again was rising.

Globalism and authoritarianism.

Well worth your out in second Thessalonians 246 Paul said, you know what what is neutral is restraining him. The antichrist that he may be revealed in our own time and the one who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way so the restrainers bubble what any. I think there's only one person in all the universe powerful enough to restrain the antichrist from being identified and revealed in this the Holy Spirit of God, that the spirit of God restrains evil through the church through the message of the gospel through the message of Scripture I and that that restraining ministry is still going on today until the time of the rapture when the restrainer is removed then and only then will Satan be free to empower someone to be the antichrist. So again I say nest away until God makes his move first. Satan is limited by the sovereignty of God and again I'm not looking for the antichrist. I've heard every crazy idea who it might be to usually some presidential candidate. You did but for pioneer convinces Devin the antichrist covered all sides. John F. Kennedy it's Gorbachev he's got a birthmark on his four head is Ronald Wilson Reagan their six letters in each of his three names is George Bush and he doesn't know any better. Jimmy Carter it's Bill Clinton and Hillary's the false prophet by its Obama. It's this president. I don't know if anybody know thinks Joe Biden 500 anybody say that because the antichrist is powerful, intelligent and persuasive in every way but our challenge is not to worry about who might be the antichrist but the look for anti-Christian systems that oppose the truth and push us further down the road of unbelief.

Sigh. Number six, I suggest, is the rage of the evil in the last days, that evil will get out of control more and more and more will send this to Timothy in second Timothy three. This know also, that in the last days perilous times will come. For men shall be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, blasphemers on the holy despite risers of good lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, is probably not a verse in all the Bible more descriptive of life in the Western world today than this verse sophism is taken over the lives of most people that leads to life, indulgences and entertainment that leads to an indulgence in pleasure and self-seeking etc. and then least of open blasphemers without 3040 50 years ago there were plenty of unbelievers were blaspheming God as openly as they do today on television one program after another after another blasphemes the whole idea of the existence of God. You see this I am television programs constantly like the Big Bang theory where a group of young college graduates make fun of the idea of the existence of God because they're all good science. Now you have young Sheldon who was raised by Bible believing parents that he makes fun of constantly because he knows that everything they claim to believe is not true in young people watch these programs and are influenced by the there's a era of blasphemy running amok in our society is just a couple of examples out of many examples. The rage of evil is out of control and evil leads to violence dead in so many cases were peoples expressions of violence are out of control today as well and then number seven. The reality of weapons of mass destruction of people will say at the Bible doesn't predict nuclear war right it doesn't technically because people would never have understood that in the ancient world, but the book of Revelation does predict things that sure sound like nuclear war. The first angel sounded his trumpet, and hail and fire were thrown to the earth and 1/3 of the trees were burned up in all of the green grass was burned out. You read that passage of the trumpet judgments in the book of Revelation I and all of a sudden the vegetations burning up. The air is polluted the freshwater's polluted in the oceans are polluted. It certainly starts sounding like nuclear war. Now we have dodged the nuclear apocalyptic bullet for the last 70 years, and I pray that will keep dodging but the very fact that Vladimir Putin true that on the table recently got to get her attention. That woke people up is a word sitting on a bomb every day of our lives but we do like to think about that were trying to just enjoy life. But the truth is there thousands of nuclear warheads on this planet. You can disarm two or 3000, that doesn't solve the problem. How many is it going to take the blow up the whole planet one day probably a dozen would get the job done now again I think we should pray for peace work for breeze do everything we can to de-escalate these crises, etc. but when I look at the biblical doctrine of human depravity. The sinfulness of the human are in the availability of weapons of mass destruction.

Crime tells me it's only a matter of time until some madman somewhere as the bomb and is willing to push the button deck somebody into a corner where he thinks this is my only option. And even though it's going to lead to mutually assured destruction. It could very easily have in the Bible I think predicts that ultimately it will happen. You and I are living in a moment of tension where we need to get the message of Christ to the world today as fast as we can because the clock is ticking time is running out that Natalie Ms. drama professed so let me give you that final exam.

Ask yourself is Israel back in the promised land. The day I think the obvious answer is yes. Is the Middle East in crisis, absolutely does the global economy already exist. Yes it does is a rush toward globalism and global governance. Yes, there is does apostasy threaten the church today. Yes it does is evil out of control, worse than ever before. Weapons of mass destruction already exist.

Fortunately they've already been invented. All of these things are to tell us. The clock is ticking time is moving on and we are on the verge of the coming of Christ. Therefore, we ought to live our lives to make a difference in the world in which we live now share the gospel with as many people as possible that they might come to faith so that they would. As Jesus said escape all these things that ultimately will come to pass that we have just a couple of minutes left and so if anybody has a question you'd like to raise at this point or comment to make will be open to that. And I'll turn this bag over this point to Michelle or whoever is hosting at this moment to see is there anything else anybody would like to ask Dr.-thank you so much. That was a wonderful presentation brilliant presentation and a hopeful presentation. We have our studio audience here right now and I wonder, is there anyone was a question for Dr. Heinsohn.

We have a gentleman going to the microphone right now in your name and where you're from Dr. Heinsohn. Thank you for your talk today on Peter Mitchell from Regent University school of Law you talked about the church is the bride going to the father's house a beautiful image that I was not familiar with. If the bride and the bridegroom resemble each other. What can you talk about the church following Christ in his passion and imitating him in his suffering because the in of the church is called me know in the book of acts when Christ appears to Saul on the road to Damascus Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me and these course persecuting the believers so that the believers share in the Lord's passion is is that an aspect of theology that you are familiar with and can you talk about that. Call the church to follow the passion of Christ.

In the end, absolutely. I think the one since the passion of Christ, to atone for our sin is unique to Jesus. We cannot atone for sin like he does, but at the same time were often called to suffer called to serve on the difference. However, though I think is when you get to the book of Revelation the wrath of God is being poured out on the world and the church is often been the object of the wrath of Satan in the wrath of man, but the bride is not the object of the wrath of Christ Jesus love the bride died for the bride gave himself for the bride and she took the wrath of the father again.*So that in the one says we suffer the wrath of humans in the wrath of Satanic opposition and even the wrath of being made fun of on Saturday Night Live if you will, but we don't suffer the wrath of God of first Thessalonians 5 Nine says were not appointed under wrath, but to obtain salvation so you have this beautiful balance in Scripture. On the one hand, were called to serve and if necessary, to suffer and Paul was told will suffer many things for the cause of Christ. Peter was told that some of the other disciples I etc. that if we are serious about her faith in many cases it's going to cost us human suffering. But the good news is not going to suffer the wrath of God because we are experiencing the grace of God and the love of God say as I go out of the program. A quick reminder of our understanding the times event this Thursday, April 21, 7 PM central time, April 21, 7 PM central pastor Brendan Holt house special guest for the evening pastor Mark Henry and I will be the host set revive church, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, revived church, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota live stream Mark Henry Mark Henry archived. You can watch it anytime at your leisure. Olive tree under video or anytime at your leisure. Mark Henry so very disappointing to hear Christians, the very people who should be watching for Jesus Christ return say that he isn't coming back anytime soon. However, it's not surprising. In fact, it's yet another sign that Jesus is right at the door and about to return. Why do I say that because Peter said these exact comments would be, in the last days. According Peter. Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires, they will say what happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again from before the times of our ancestors. Everything has remained the same since the world was first created, second Peter three verses three and four. Don't be discouraged. Many of the so-called signs of the times are for the tribulation. And for the second coming, but if we are seeing those signs cast a shadow on the church age and I believe we are. Then the rapture of the church is imminent.

Indeed, it is perhaps today.

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