The End

Posted on 10/18/2009 by Rev. Benjamin R. Faust D.D.

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I WALK BY FAITH

I walk by faith
 each step by faith
to live by faith
 I put my trust in you

I walk by faith
 each step by faith
to live by faith
 I put my trust in you

Every step I take
 is a step of faith
No weapon formed against me
 shall prosper
And every prayer I make
 is a prayer of faith
And if my God is for me
 who can be against me

BLESS THE LORD

I will bless the Lord at all times
I will bless the Lord at all times
His praise shall continually
     be in my mouth

TURN YOUR EYES UPON JESUS

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
    look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
    in the light of His glory and grace.

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Since the earliest days of the Christian Church, people have speculated about when Jesus would return. Some people have set dates, and most of them have come and gone. Which, of course, is no surprise, considering what Jesus said in Matthew chapter 24:

Matthew 24:36-44

36 But no one knows the day and hour, no, not the angels of heaven, but only My Father.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will be the coming of the Son of man.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered into the ark,
39 And did not know until the flood came, and took them all away; so also will be the coming of the Son of man.
40 Then will two be in the field; the one will be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; the one will be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for you do not know what hour your Lord will come.
43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
44 Therefore, you also be ready; for in such an hour as you do not think, the Son of man comes.


Most Christians with whom I've discussed the return of Jesus, believe he's coming very soon and that we are in the last days. But a few people have expressed a different point of view, and some have even suggested that it's unhealthy for me to stand up here and tell you that we are about to witness the rise and fall of the kingdom of the beast.

So today, I'd like for us to take a look at some of the things that are happening today, as we pull out the only source of news that we can really trust and believe. The biggest events happening in the world today have been in print for thousands of years, in the parchments and pages of the Holy Bible.

Right now, the leaders of the governments of the world are talking about a "new world order." In fact, a "one world government" has been on international lips for many years now.

In one of Brannon Howse's radio programs this past week, he interviewed Gary Kah, who spoke of ten global regions which have the groundwork already in place.

In the notecard, which you can get by clicking the pulpit, or by going to the archive at almcyberchurch.org and viewing the transcript if you're listening to this via the podcast, I've provided a link to that radio program, and I encourage you to have a listen some time after the service.

I've also included links to a CNN video discussing the North American Union during the presidency of George W. Bush. And it's important that we know what's going on in the world today; not so we can worry about it, but so we can be prepared for what is about to happen.

In Revelation chapter 17, we read about the rein of the beast:

Revelation 17:12-14

12 "The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast.
13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.
14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful."


Ten kingdoms. Many have thought this would be ten countries. But it doesn't say there will be ten countries; rather, it says there will be ten "kingdoms." The European Union is a kingdom. If the United States becomes part of a North American Union of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, then that will be a kingdom.

And this says that the rulers are all of one mind, and give their authority to the beast, who allows them to rule for a short time.

And if you think this is all a bunch of conspiracy salad, just watch what happens in the next few years. Everything the Bible says will happen, will happen. Period.

If you believe the Bible is the Word of God, then you know there will be a one-world government, and that this government will be ruled by the beast, and that this marks the return of Jesus.

If you DON'T believe the Bible is true, then just watch and listen as prophecy after prophecy come to pass in the next few years. I really don't recommend waiting that long before you make your decision, though, because if the price is too high for you right now to follow Jesus, just wait until it will cost you your life and the lives of those you love. You'd better make sure you get your spiritual house in order right now, instead of waiting until it's too late.


In the website article entitled "The New World Order and the Ten Kings of Revelation 17," to which I've provided a link you can visit later, I found a few disturbing documented facts:

David Rockefeller promotes the concept of a "world government" under the control of the "supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers."

Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott in Time magazine, July 20, 1992: declared "nationhood as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority."

Dan Smoot, after investigating the aims of the Council on Foreign Relations concluded, "The ultimate aim of the Council on Foreign Relations [is] to create a one-world socialist system."

Once again, be sure to take advantage of the website links I've provided later. But very briefly, what are the ramifications of just these three points?

First of all, a "world government" under the control of the "supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers."

Does the term "intellectual elite" ring any bells? That's the type of people we trust to lead us. Those who are highly intelligent. The "intellectual elites."

But intelligence without Godliness is what the serpent had in the Garden of Eden. In our world-wide atheistic society, we worship the god of intellect. And power without Godliness always, without exception, eventually mutates its posessors into snakes.

I'm not going to call any leaders of the world "snakes," even though I could easily do so; but at the very least, if they do not have the fear of the Lord God Jehovah, they are snakes in the making.

And if the Holy Spirit does not have dominion over their minds, then the spirit of the age does. How else will these ten kings all be of one mind with respect to the beast? Well, without the Holy Spirit, they won't see a "beast," but a "savior."

You'd better make sure you've surrendered your life to the true Savior of the world, Jesus Christ, before that time comes, or you, too, will be deceived.


Did you know that right now, if there were some sort of crisis that could justify marshall law, the president of the United States could hand over the country to the United Nations? Even aside from that, Obama has stated that, instead of relying on our military, we need to form a civilian force that is "at least as powerful" as the military. Why?

Why, indeed! And don't expect such a group to be filled with born-again, Bible-believing Christians, either. After all, the minds of the kings of the earth are already heavily under the sway of the prince of darkness, and you'd better believe that the Church is his number one enemy, at least the only one that really matters.

Just imagine with me for a moment, if you would, a little scenario. The world economy collapses. People can't feed their families. Out of fear and desperation, crime skyrockets. Marshall law is declared, and the forces of the United Nations is called upon to help.

So now this one-world body of rulers, filled with leaders who despise Israel, Israel's God, and Israel's Messiah. Don't you think they see the Bible and those who believe it and live by it as threats? Trust me, the time is coming when "dangerous radicals" like you and me who believe the Holy Scriptures are true and should be lived by, we will be seen as threats to world peace.

The Bible will be outlawed. True Christianity will be banned. And allegience to the one-world government and its sovereignty over all will be demanded. At least, if you want to eat, get medicine, have a roof over your head, and eventually, to even breathe.

You and I are the enemy. And everything is in place to both cause a worldwide crisis, and then to use that crisis as an excuse to seize global power and extinguish all voices of dissent.


But today's not the day. Not yet. Yes, it's coming, and I believe we'll see these things happen within the next few years. We're speeding down that road, and it would take something of Biblical proportions to keep it from happening; the problem with that is that the Bible promises it WILL happen.

So, what do we do with this knowledge?

The first thing that comes to my mind as I ponder that question is a Scripture, Hebrews 10:25, which says, "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as you see the day approaching."

That word "exhort" means to teach, instruct, comfort, and encourage. Isn't that what a local body of believers, called a church, is supposed to do? So if you aren't part of a local fellowship like this, where you can meet together regularly and receive Biblical teaching which challenges you and feeds your spirit, and where you can form Godly friendships for encouragement and support, then I exhort you to not waste another moment, and go find one TODAY.

"All the more as the day approaches." Well, "the day" has never been as close as it is right now, and I truly believe that, in a few short years, "the day" will have already come.


The second thing I think of is Psalm 119:11, which says, "Your word have I hidden in my heart, so I might not sin against You."

There is coming a time in which you won't be able to legally own a copy of the Bible, and you certainly won't be able to get it on the Internet. At least not in its accurate entirety.

That's just one of the many reasons it's so important for you to read and study the Bible every single day, and to memorize Scripture; for the day is coming in which the only Bible you'll have is the parts you've hidden in your heart.


And the third thing I think of as I ponder the question of what we should do in light of what's happening in the world today, is this:

Has God given you the gift of writing? Or of singing, playing an instrument, or writing songs? Has he given you the gift of art? Or of dance? Has he given you the gift of speaking? Or perhaps even of business or physical labor?

Or do you even KNOW what gifts God has given you?

Well, if you leave them burried much longer, then all you'll have when your Lord returns and calls you to give an account, is that which you have burried in the ground.

So dig it up! Dig deep! You're absolutely full of buried treasure, placed there by God. And he expects you to do something with it, to make it grow, and to use it to glorify him.


I don't know what your gifts are. For me, one of my biggest ones is that of music. God has given me so many songs over the years, and they're the kind that could make a difference in people's lives.

I could just keep putting it off. I could just keep saying, "Maybe next year, or next month, I'll do something about it." But next year or next month could be too late.

It won't be much longer before it will be against international law for you to glorify God with your gifts. So don't wait for tomorrow. Tomorrow just might be too late.

That being said, I will continue working on my recordings this week. How about you? What will you do today, tomorrow, and the rest of this week God is giving you to glorify him?

Maybe you think what you have is too small. It won't make any difference. It's just too insignificant. People will laugh at your efforts. You'll just make a fool of yourself.

Well, if you hide your gifts in the ground, you're going to make a fool of yourself in the eyes of God. Don't be foolish, but be wise. And don't depend on your own abilities, but trust that, as you take actions to glorify God with what he has placed inside of you, he will give you supernatural enablements, and everything you do to glorify him with even the smallest thing he has given you, will prosper.


We don't have time to play games. We don't have time to play church. There's a world out there full of people who are dying and going to hell. And there are Christians out there who are too weak, and who will fall away from Jesus if someone doesn't reach out to them and build them up in the most holy faith.

Don't wait for someone else to do it. There are people for whom God has assigned YOU to share the Gospel, and to help build up their faith.

And so, as you explore the links I've provided, and as you watch all these things unfold, keep these things in mind. And above all, as you see these things happening, just remember that the return of Jesus is at hand!

Does that thrill your soul? Maybe it scares you. And if that's the case, then don't presumptuously walk out of here today without making sure you're right with God.

Don't assume you have tomorrow. Don't even assume you have tonight and will get things right with God tonight at church. Save your procrastination for less important things. There is nothing even half as important as the condition of your soul.


I'd like for anyone here who's on the ministry team to come stand at the front.

I realize that today's message has been a bit shorter than usual. But we need to spend some time letting these things sink in, and rearranging our priorities.

Your first and central priority needs to be your walk with God. If you don't have one, you need to start it right now. Just ask God to forgive you for your sins, and to wash them away with the blood of Jesus. Give your life to him, agreeing to do what he says no matter what. And he will honor your repentance and will give you the free gift of everlasting life.

Do you walk every day with God? Is every step you take a step of faith? If you take each step with Jesus, then it is indeed a step of faith. Otherwise, it's a step of presumption.

We won't always be able to meet together like this. You need to take advantage of the religious freedoms you have, and grow spiritually strong right now. If you wait until they're taken away, that could very well be too late.


This altar is open, and you're all invited to get out of your seats and come gather at the front. God is here in our midst right now, and you know what you need to talk with him about.

Whenever you need to go, you're free to do so, and as usual, after this time at the altar, please make your way to the room on your left for a time of fellowship.

If you'd like someone to talk or pray with you, please instant message me or someone else on the ministry team.

Lord God, I ask that what we have heard today will not fade away, but that you would wake us up to the urgency of the day in which we live.

Reveal to us our gifts, as we dig deep for them, pouring ourselves out as an offering to you.

Give us wisdom, direction, strength, and the courage to do what you have called us to do, and to do it with all our heart, mind, and strength, as a life of worship to you.

And now, Lord, as we gather at the front, let each one of us have that time alone with you. Speak to us, fill us anew, and may today be the day we set our faces like flint to walk against the wind, as we fix our eyes upon Jesus.

And we pray these things in the name that is above every other name, the precious name of Jesus.

Amen!

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Matthew 24:36-44 (KMV*)

36 But no one knows the day and hour, no, not the angels of heaven, but only My Father.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered into the ark,
39 And did not know until the flood came, and took them all away; so also will be the coming of the Son of man.
40 Then will two be in the field; the one will be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; the one will be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for you do not know what hour your Lord will come.
43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
44 Therefore, you also be ready; for in such an hour as you do not think, the Son of man comes.

Revelation 17:12-14 (NKJV)

12 "The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast.
13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.
14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful."

David Rockefeller promotes the concept of a "world government" under the control of the "supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers."

Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott in Time magazine, July 20, 1992: declared "nationhood as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority."

Dan Smoot, after investigating the aims of the Council on Foreign Relations concluded, "The ultimate aim of the Council on Foreign Relations [is] to create a one-world socialist system."

Hebrews 10:25 (KMV*)

25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting and encouraging one another; and so much the more, as you see the day approaching.

Psalm 119:11 (KMV*)

11 Your word have I hidden in my heart, so I might not sin against You.

North American Union on CNN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ernLnhIR8uI

Brannon Howse
Inside, First Hand Report of What Has Been in the Making For Years
http://www.worldviewradio.com/episode.php?EpisodeID=14574

26:50 - 10 kingdoms
38:20 - marshall law

The New World Order and the Ten Kings of Revelation 17
http://home.bluemarble.net/~heartcom/newworldorderandtenkings.html

*Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptures are from the King's Millenial Version:
http://greatscroll.org