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A World In Chaos
Larry Shepard

A World In Chaos

We live in a time of worldwide chaos.  Natural disaster, war, poverty, ethnic/religious  cleansing, starvation, disease, social unrest and occultism is growing worldwide.   Unfortunately, things are going to become much worse before it gets better!  As believers, we must seek to understand what is happening and why we live in such a chaotic world! 

 

The information we need to understand exactly what is going on and what we should be doing is available to us.  We have been given the answers, but sadly, many of us are distracted.  Ignorance and disobedience leads to chastening and this is predicted in the parable of the ten virgins (Matthew 25:1-13).  God has called us to observe all things and cling to that which is good.  He expects us to be like the sons of Issachar.  These men knew what was going on around them and they knew what THEY should be doing (1 Chron 12:32)!

 

We have been chosen to live in these chaotic times.  God has a purpose for each of us and now is the time to discover it and get busy!  Millions of people are looking for answers as evil seeks to engulf our planet and we carry the only message that will set them free and give them hope.  Get ready!

 

The Coming Hell On Earth

 

While the world vainly tries to establish a man-made utopia on earth, we must come to grips with the fact that this will never happen!  Here is the truth:

 

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:  For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!"   2 Timothy 3:1-5

 

"For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.  And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the [chosen one's]  sake those days will be shortened."   Matthew 24:21-24

 

We live in a world that is preparing for a regime change.  Before that happens, all hell is going to break loose.  Today, we are seeing the birth pangs of this change.  Those of us who are watching, notice that the intensity and frequency of these pangs are increasing!  When the "Day of the Lord" arrives (also known as the time of Jacob's trouble in Jeremiah 30:7), it will be terrible and the destruction of mankind will seem to be at hand.

 

"I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.  And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.  Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.  And the kings of the earth, the great men, [d]the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!"  Revelation 6:11-16

 

Deception, The Lie and The Lawless One

 

Before the dung hits the fan, life on planet earth will deteriorate.  The restraints on evil will disappear.  People will look for and accept a solution that is really a lie.  People will prefer death rather than life.

 

"The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness."  2 Thessolonians 2:9-10

 

 Serious, Watchful  Believers Will Not Be  Deceived!

The Bible tells us that "The Day of the Lord" is coming as a thief in the night and will catch many by surprise.  We are also told that some believers will be deceived.  This highlights the necessity for serious Bible study, prayer an paying attention to what is going on in our world and weighing it against God's word. If you fail to do this, you WILL be deceived.  It  is important  to note that Jesus commanded us to "be not deceived "(Luke 2:18)  when discussing the earth's coming time of trouble.  So, if we refuse to consume His word concerning the "time of trouble", we are being disobedient!   Selah (means "pause and think about it").

To be continued...

 

Watch The Videos

 

I have attached several videos to this article.  Much of what is going on in the world can not be seen on "regular" news channels.  You have to search out other sources.

Do not allow these videos to scare you, God has not given us a spirit of fear.  Fear will not be an issue if your relationship with God is strong and you choose to read and consider God's word day and night! ( Psalms 1:1-6)  Jesus has promised to keep us from this time of trouble if we continue to pursue Him and His purpose for us!

 

" Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth"  Revelation 3:10)

 

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Larry is the founder and visionary of the Parable Power Network. His mission is to ignite a passion for God's word and to see the Power in the Parable elevate people to exemplary living.. Larry has served in various Christian ministries for over 40 years; including teaching in Bible Schools and as a Senior Pastor.

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Larry Shepard committed his life to Jesus Christ over 40 years ago. During those years, he worked in evangelistic radio and publishing ministries. He has served as an Education Director, Special Ministries Director, Associate Pastor and as a Senior Pastor. Larry has studied and taught at Cornerstone Theological Seminary. He also developed and taught classes at The Texas Institute of Biblical Studies. Larry worked in Corporate America as an IT professional and developed software for numerous small businesses. He lives in Houston, Texas, and is married and has two children and two grandchildren.

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