The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. Zephaniah 1:14.
We are near the close of time. I have been shown that the retributive judgments of God are already in the land. The Lord has given us warning of the events about to take place…. Those who are drinking from the same fountain of blessing will draw nearer together. Truth dwelling in the hearts of believers will lead to blessed and happy assimilation. Thus will be answered the prayer of Christ that His disciples might be one even as He is one with the Father. For this oneness every truly converted heart will be striving.
With the ungodly there will be a deceptive harmony that but partially conceals a perpetual discord. In their opposition to the will and the truth of God they are united, while on every other point they are rent with hatred, emulation, jealousy, and deadly strife.
The Lord is removing His restrictions from the earth, and soon there will be death and destruction, increasing crime, and cruel, evil working against the rich who have exalted themselves against the poor. Those who are without God’s protection will find no safety in any place or position. Human agents are being trained and are using their inventive power to put into operation the most powerful machinery to wound and to kill.
The Lord will arise to shake terribly the earth. We shall see troubles on all sides. Thousands of ships will be hurled into the depths of the sea. Navies will go down, and human lives will be sacrificed by millions. Fires will break out unexpectedly, and no human effort will be able to quench them. The palaces of earth will be swept away in the fury of the flames. Disasters by rail will become more and more frequent; confusion, collision, and death without a moment’s warning will occur on the great lines of travel. The end is near, probation is closing. Oh, let us seek God while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near!
The Faith I Live By p. 343
Prayer Requests
—-My Uncle D just went into hospice care. Please pray for him and his family. I am also concerned about my Uncle J who is refusing to talk to him because of a decades-old feud between them. Please pray that God will soften J’s heart. Mary
—-Please pray that God will supply all our needs and give us wisdom. Buck
—-Asking prayers for someone dear to my heart, unspoken matters. Pray that we have miracles and that God have mercy for her. Samantha
—-Please pray for my dear 85 year old mother and her 90 year old brother. Please pray for their health…their living situation and their care and eternal salvation. I am really worried. Connie
Dear Friends,
Before I retired, I would go on the “run” every afternoon. I would go to many of the other offices in the courthouse where I worked to deliver or gather various types of paperwork. One day, one of the ladies in the DA’s office told me that she always looked forward to my visit to their office, because that meant that her workday was almost over and she could go home! From then on, I viewed the “run” in a whole different light.
Just as my visit to the various offices signaled that the end of the workday is in sight, so God’s Holy Word gives us many signs to let us know that “the end of all things is at hand.” 1 Peter 4:7 Our deliverance from this sinful old planet is almost here. Jesus gave many of these signs in Matthew 24. Daniel also gave us signposts to show us that our journey is almost over. The loving disciple, John, while imprisoned upon the isle of Patmos, was shown many wonderful events that would take place before the end. These he wrote in the book of Revelation. An understanding of these passages is vital for us to know in these last days in which we live.
Paul gives us a view of what people would be like just before Jesus comes. “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2 Tim 3:1-5 Peter adds, “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…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. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” 2 Peter 3:3-13
Let us be watchful of the fast fulfilling signs all around us. Let us “give diligence that [we] may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.” 2 Peter 3:14 Let us “make [our] calling and election sure,” that someday soon we will look up and say, “Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.” 2 Peter 1:10; Isa 25:9

Signs by Land and Sea