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Are We In The Last Days?

by R. Jerome Harris on April 19, 2015

One of the greatest deceptions being perpetrated upon the world by the mind-controlling and enslaving religious organizations – primarily Christianity – is that we exist in the end times or last days.

These organizations have not seen the much larger picture nor the events that have yet to be fulfilled. They have not understood what Christ taught about the end times. In fact, few listen to Christ. They would rather consult the Prophets of old in preference of what Christ said as if what the Prophets of old spoke about prophecy supports what Christ taught. It does not. Why? Because much of what the Prophets spoke long ago was for their time period back then, not ours today. (Yes, a few things the Prophets spoke about dealt with a future time period that has not arrived yet and even foretold the birth of the child who would become a king), but there are not much details beyond that.

In fact, Jesus' cousin – John the Baptizer – had more to say about Jesus and what and who he is and where he fits into God's greater purpose than the Prophets of old. Jesus said of his cousin at Matthew 11:10-11:

This is the one about whom it is written: “‘I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.’ Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Yet, how many people do you personally know within religious circles who mention John the Baptizer with regards Christ? Not many! Most people refer to the Prophets of old!

It was not the Prophets of old who prepared the way for Christ, it was John the Baptizer.

Christs Execution Signalled a New Era For Mankind

The execution of Christ cast all of the world – whether the world realizes it or not – in a time period called "The Appointed Times of the Nations." (Luke 21:24)

Many have not seen the signifance of Christs execution with regard mankind entering this time period. Christs execution showed that mankind lacked in knowing what is good and what is bad. If mankind back then was enlightened to know "good and bad" Christ would not have been executed.

That mankind back then did not know good from bad was confirmed by Christs own words at Luke 23:34:

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

The ascension of Christ back into heaven removed him from what the world – that does not know good and bad – would do to each other as EACH has their own versions of what good and bad is. What is a good thing to one, is viewed as bad by another. What is a bad thing to one, is viewed as a good thing to another. This is the state of the world today.

Just turn on the news ech day and watch and listen to how people and entire nations praise the things that are obviously bad! Namely, war! They give each other medals and hold parades, ceremonies and prayer vigils over killing and victory in warfare! Many claiming to be followers of Christ do not have the good sense or courage to not be a party of such thinking! They mix love of country with their supposed love of Christ. In the end, Caesar wins out over them!

So, what has changed from that dreadful day more than 2000 years agao up until our present time period? NOTHING! We are still in a state of not knowing what we are doing or knowing good from bad!

Today, we live in a world full of religion, yet it is a an extremely dangerous place to live in. One would think it would be the opposite. We see today one religious system at war with another. We even see similar religious systems hating and at war with each other! (Catholics and Protestants in Ireland)!

We see entire nations claiming that "In God We Trust" engage in bloody warfare in the name of God and has been responsible for the death of billions of God's creation (mankind) and untold destruction and misery to the human family. We have seen religious systems give their support to such murders and "blessing the troops" rather than being a loud voice speaking out against it! We have seen the dropping of the most powerful and destructive weapon of mass destruction in existence used against a people and a nation by another country claiming "In God We Trust." That weapon: The atomic bomb.

We see other religious systems unleash total destruction upon a neighboring people who just want their own homeland. Namely, we saw the utter destruction and murder of innocent men, women and children of Palestine by Israel. All Israel got for this heinous from it's allies were light protest that had no effect whatsoever. Christianity, remained silent with regards Israel as it believes Israel is God's chosen people. (Another lie and deception as they are not the Israel the Most High God was referring to). In God's eyes, a Jew is no longer a Jew because they were born from Abraham, but one born from God by Spirit. And, since know one can come to the Father except through Christ, persons born by the Spirit would be Christ true disciples by heart; not those who just say are his disciples. (See Matthew 7:21-23)

A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God. (Romans 2:28-29)

The Appointed Times of the Nations is an alloted hands-off-by-God-and-Christ time period that God has given the nations to prove that they are incapable of knowing good and bad for themselves. This Appointed Times of the Nations also serves as "a witness" to mankind and any doubting angelic hosts that what God spoke to our father Adam was true and that the Serpent (who has now become an angry and dreadful Dragon) as NOT speaking the truth.

God told the man Adam at Genesis 2:16-17:

And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.

Obviously, Adam told his wife (who later was created) of this command because the conversation the woman as she repeated to the Serpent that command.

Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Notice that the Serpent in the Garden of Eden is never referred to as Devil or Satan. Why? Because it had not become that yet. This Serpent was a trusted angelic creature that God himself placed in the Garden to look over the man and the woman and take care of the Garden in which they lived. This angelic creature was neither offensive-looking or angry in its demeanor. It was only after God pronounced sentence upon this angelic being for his disobedience and lies that he became Devil, Satan and Dragon. A still very powerful and beautiful angelic creature who has lost his "eternal life" and who knows that his time for existing is short. He knows he has no future and no place in God's greater purpose. So he is angry.

So no, the entire world is misled and does not realize that it is not in the end times or last days. Rather, the world is in an appointed time period. That it is appointed, means it has to come to an end. It is what follows the end of the Appointed Times of the Nations is what signals the beginning of the end times or last days.

Jesus Confirms When We Are To Be In The End Times

At Matthew 10:21 Jesus says:

You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.

Pay attention here to what Jesus says. He says a time period will come when his true followers will be hated by EVERYONE in the world. But wait a minute! Christians today even hate other Christians because of the churches or organizations they belong to. And, ALL of the world today do not hate Christians! So our time period today is not the end times. So when will the end times be?

Based on what Jesus said, it would have to be a time when all of the world is united under one cause and one government and all in agreement! Implying that the people of the world will have to be at peace with one another. That situtation does not exist at present; and in fact, we are far far from it.

As I stated earlier, we are in time period of what is called The Appointed Times of the Nations. When at period ends and another time period is ushered in, we still will not be in the end times. What time period comes after the Appointed Times of the Nations?

The end of the Appointed Times of the Nations means – once and for all – the end of human rulership. It means that man will never rule over man again. Entities far above man will begin to rule. The next time period to begin after the end of the appointed times is Christs one thousand year kingdom over the earth.

Christs Rule Over The Earth Begins

Jesus promised a condemned man …

Truly I tell you today, you will be with me in Paradise. (Luke 23:43)

The paradise that this man – who was not a follower of Christ – was promised was Christs 1000 year kingdom over the earth. No, Christ would not be on earth in person, but will rule over the earth from his throne in heaven.

The first mention of Christs kingdom being 1000 years is mentioned at Revelation 20:1-3. There we read:

And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.  He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.

That the dragon is bound for 1000 years, means that he will not be able to interfere with Christs rulership over the earth. We see specifically that Christs rule will be for 1000 years at Revelation 20:6:

Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.

Those persons who are of the first resurrection will be given Christs authority as kings over his kingdom over the earth. They will be his visible representatives on earth since Christ rules from heaven and can no longer be seen.

Revelation 20:7 shows that Christs kingdom is an definite one as it has to end.

When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison.

It is at this point in time – where another time period ends (Christs 1000 year kingdom) and another one must begin.

The Ascension of the Wild Beast

So far you have seen the extisting time period we are presently in – The Appointed Times of the Nations – will one day end. Man will never rule over man. Next, Christs 1000 year kingdom comes in. It is during that 1000 year time period where ALL of the dead are resurrected. All persons born since Adam – to include Adam – will be resurrected. Jesus promised this, even to a condemned man. (John 5:28-29)

Also during Christ 1000 year rule over the earth from his throne in heaven, all persons will be taught what is good and bad. (Something the world today does not know). Christs 1000 year kingdom will make all of God's creation – man – knowing creatures. It will take a large portion of his 1000 year rule to accomplish that. So not only will Christs kingdom reconcile all of mankind back to their Creator, it will also restore the earth to its original beauty and ability to produce. Our limited thinking and brain power will be released. Many of us have no idea how special we are and what is in store for us. God created us!

At the end of Christs kingdom, the earth will be a paradise and a shining jewel in the universe. Mankind will be as Adam was, perfect and without the need of a mediator before God. That right! You heard me say it: When Christs kingdom ends, he will no longer be needed to stand in as a mediator – as he is now – between man and God.

If we commit sins at present, Christ intercedes in our behalf before the Father and we are forgiven. Why? First of all, we are imperfect and prone to make plently of mistakes. Second of all, we do not know what we are doing. (Luke 23:34)

At the end of the 1000 years we will be without excuse and we will know good and bad. So any sin we commit at that time will be done knowing what we have done. It will not be because we will be prone to mistakes and it cannot be excused off as being imperfect. No! We will be perfect. Since we will be perfect, no mediator is needed. We answer as Adam did for the knowing sin we commit. Christ will no longer be their to intercede for us. Christs sacrifice will fro forgiveness of sins will cease to exist.

 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left … (Hebrews 10:26)

The Apostle Paul in the above verse is not referring to the sins anyone committed back then and up to today. He is referring to first having received the knowledge of the truth. NO ONE today has a knowledge of the truth. If they say they do, then they are either lying or grossly misinformed.

Only Christs himself through his future 1000 year kingdom can provide this knowledge. Also, one must think: Billions long dead before Christ have never heard the name of Christ or his teachings. We cannot selfishly dismiss them. They too, are resurrected and taught good and bad.

Now we see a new rule over the earth come in. It is not a governance by men, but of the Dragon. Revelation 20:7-8 tells us:

When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore.

This resembles what occurred in the Garden of Eden:

  • The earth was a paradise
  • Adam and Eve (mankind) was perfect
  • The Serpent who would deceive the woman Eve: The mother of all of the nations of people in the world.

Who are Gog and Magog? Gog represents the Christ gave authority as kings with him durung his 1000 year reign. Magog represents one united populated earth under one kingdom. Their numbers are so great that they cannot be counted. This makes perfect sense because these are persons who will have been resurrected from the dead during Christs 1000 year reign. Mankind's numbers can be counted today, but in that future time, it will not be possible. The earth will be teaming with people; all who will have been taught by Christ, knowing good and bad and reconciled to their Creator.

So when Satan is released from his prison, this is what he will see on the earth. Satan will not think to immediately change what Christ will have taken Christ 1000 years to accomplish. No, he will subtley supplant upon what Christ established on the earth.

Satan brings up with him a Wild Beast. The Wild Beast is his throne. We can see this at Revelation 13:2. Notice what the dragon gives The Wild Beast:

The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.

The Wild Beast receives the dragons power, great authority and throne. The Wild Beast is a kingdom over the earth; Satan's future kingdom.

Satan ascends and so does the Wild Beast ascends. This can be seen at Revelation 13:1:

The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.

The sea in which this Wild Beast ascends is not the literal sea; but is the sea of Gog and Magog; that is, all of the inhabited earth. (The sea of mankind)

The Wild Beast of the Dragon is not thrust upon that future population all at once. It is silently and subtely ushered in. Revelation 20:7-8 shows us that Satan has to deceive (not mislead) the entire world at that time. In order for him to do that he has to have a mechanism in place to make the deception happen: A subtly ushered in throne that resembles the one Christ left behind. He will deceive all of mankind in those future days just like he deceived Eve and convince them with smooth, lying and deceptive words to worship (support) the Wild Beast and its image. The image is not an emblem or a statue of some sort. The image of the beast will be a world wild Constitution (a set of rules, laws, regulations) that the entire world will sign off on and agree to be governed by. This image of the Beast will not reflect God's will and purpose of the earth, but that of Satan.

The False Prophet (Gog) at Revelation 13:11 are a collective of real human people who will have had reigned with kingly authority with Christ during his 1000 years. (They will have been of the first resurrection). They will be well known throughout the earth and respected by the uncountable population.

Satan will use and deceive these persons to bring them on his side in order to use their influence to convince the rest of the world (Magog) to worship (support) the Wild Beast and its image. They will be largely successful. In fact, so successful that the people will say of the Wild Beast at Revelation 13:4:

People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?

The entire world in those future days will be so convinced of the power and authority of the Wild Beast that they will believe that not even Christ or God can wage war against this throne. Apparently, it is going to be something incredibly spectacular!

It will be a "peaceful and safe" system of rulership by Satan but with one goal in mind: To deceive and prepare the inhabitants of the earth to oppose what MUST come down out of heaven to the earth: God's Kingdom. (This is what Armageddon is. See my article on Armageddon)

Anything established takes time. It will take time for Satan's Wild Beast throne to be established on the earth. It will not be here today and gone tomorrow. It could last for hundreds of years! Anyway, people will not die in those days so time or fear of death will not be a concern for anyone.

Yet, the establishment of the Wild Beast throne is what begins the period called the end times or last days. Why? Because it will be the last days of any rule by anyone but God Himself. It is the last days leading to the end of Satan rule and also his destruction. Satans throne – The Wild Beast – will be destroyed and ushered in is the last and final kingdom mankind will ever be under: God's Kingdom.

The Prophet Daniel confirms this at Daniel 2:44:

In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.

This time period is more than one thousand years in front of us.

The Indefinite Kingdom of God

In teaching his disciples what they should properly pray for: Jesus said at Matthew 6:10:

… your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Jesus was not referring to his own kingdom of 1000 years, but of his Fathers everlasting and indefinite kingdom. God's kingdom would come! Come where? To the earth! This is one of the primary things all true disciples of Christ would and should be praying to come to the earth.

That God's kingdom comes down to the earth, negates all and any teaching that when people die, they go to heaven. How so?

Because if God's kingdom comes down to the earth, why would there be a need to go up to heaven?

Jesus' words in this regard at John 3:13 are true:

No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.

The coming of God's kingdom will be resisted by the majority of the united earth's population. Satan's Wild Beast will have already prepared the inhabitants of the earth to resist its establishment on the earth. This resistance is what the Revelation calls Armageddon.

Armageddon is not a resistance involving carnal weapons such as guns, war planes and ships and bombs. No! Such things will not exist in those days and the people of the earth will have been taught to live in peace via Christs 1000 year kingdom. The Wild Beast government will not reinstitute what the people will already know is barbaric. In fact, the Wild Beast's system of government will also be a paradise. It will be peaceful and secure until an angelic announcement agitates and disturbs the Wild Beast and its supporters. What angelic message will upset the Wild Beast empire?

The Good News About God's Kingdom

Many people loosely use the expression gospel (good news). Some say the Bible is the gospel. Some say the gospels according to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. News Flash: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John ARE NOT gospels. I know, that is what the titles of those books say, but is because that is what someone (some translator) made it to be.

With regards what Jesus said at Matthew 24:14:

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

No one … and I mean know one on earth can tell you or show you specifically where this gospel of the kingdom is written. For sure, many will make up some stuff and tell you what they think it is, but the bottom line is that no one can lift from any so-called holy book a gospel message that is supposed to be preached. No one. Why?

Because it has not been given yet! And when it is given, why would mankind arrogate himself to think that he will preach it; as flawed and imperfect as we are. 

The Revelation by Jesus Christ that God gave him at Revelation 14:6 tells us exactly who WILL be entrusted with the gospel of the kingdom message and who will preach it:

Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people.

An angel – no not angels – but one angel will be given the eternal gospel to proclaim to everyone who live on earth. No human will preach this message. (What Jehovahs Witnesses are preaching is not a Good News message. It is nothing of the sort.)

The gospel message to be preached is not for our time period, but for a future time period where ALL will have been resurrected from the dead, will have lived through Christs 1000 year kingdom, and then find themselves in the kingdom of the Wild Beast. All of mankind ever born will be alive and this is the perfect setting to produce a gospel message to declare to ALL.

The gospel message that the angel will declare to all of the earth will shake up and agitate all of the earth because the inhabitants in the earth in those future days will believe that the Wild Beast is invincible. (Revelation 13:4)

The gospel message declared by the angel will announce the approaching (coming down of) God's kingdom to the earth. This meassage spells desctruction to the Wild Beast (that the people love) and its creator, Satan.

Those who listen and respond to the angelic message will themselves "break the bread" and feed the message to others, they in turn will tell others. The Wild Beast and its supporters will not like this and view them as traitors and will then break what will not have happened in over a thousand years: the taking of a life.

The supporters of the Wild Beast will go after Christs true disciples and attempt to do to them what the Jewish religious system and the Roman government did to Christ: Hunt them down, arrest them, bring them to trial, persecute them and kill them!

But God will intervene and swiftly act in their behalf very much the same as The Most High God protected, fought and destroyed the Egyptian Armies back in Moses day. God will be extremely sensitive to any who go after His true worshipers and will deal with them. This sensitivity can be seen in what the Most High God Himself says about His people at Zechariah 2:8:

For this is what the Lord Almighty says: “After the Glorious One has sent me against the nations that have plundered you—for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye.

Try placing your finger on your eyeball! It is sensive to the touch.

The last days are far far ahead of us. Much still has to happen – as I have explained above – before we enter to the period of time called the last days.

The last days are the last days are associated with only one time period: The period of the kingdom of the Wild Beast. Why? Because after that kingdom is destroyed, there will only exist upon the earth one everlasting kingdom that will never end – as the previous ones did – God's everlasting kingdom.

The Prophet Daniel somes it up beautifully at Daniel 2:44:

In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.

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