“There Will Come A Time When Mankind Will No Longer Endure Sound Doctrine Nor Sound Teaching.” “No One Wants To Be Wrong.” “Life As We Know It Is Coming To An End.” “There Will Be Sorrow Upon Sorrow.” “These Are The Times That Try Men’s Souls.” “You Will Suffer Many Things For My Name’s Sake.” “You Will Suffer Persecution For My Name’s Sake.” “The Battle Ground Is Not For The Weak; But For The Strong.” “I Am Able To Save Your Souls To The Days Approaching.” “My Yoke Is Easy And My Burden Is Light.” “Now Say, “If The Lord Wills I Do This Or That.” Says The Lord Jesus Christ, All Glory To God!!!

“There Will Come A Time When Mankind Will No Longer Endure Sound Doctrine Nor Sound Teaching.” “No One Wants To Be Wrong.” “Life As We Know It Is Coming To An End.” “There Will Be Sorrow Upon Sorrow.” “These Are The Times That Try Men’s Souls.” “You Will Suffer Many Things For My Name’s Sake.” “You Will Suffer Persecution For My Name’s Sake.” “The Battle Ground Is Not For The Weak; But For The Strong.” “I Am Able To Save Your Souls To The Days Approaching.” “My Yoke Is Easy And My Burden Is Light.” “Now Say, “If The Lord Wills I Do This Or That.” Says The Lord Jesus Christ, All Glory To God!!!

By Lisa Bell-Hanner:

 

The Holy Scriptures Teaches:

Guard the Deposit Entrusted to You:

Apostle Paul Said:

2 Timothy 1:7-14 KJV, ESV

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, 10 and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11 for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, 12 which is why I suffer as I do.

But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.

13 Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

14 By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you”

The Holy Scriptures Teaches:

Preach the Word:

Apostle Paul Said:

2 Timothy 4:1-5 ESV

1 “I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,

and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry”

The Holy Scriptures Teaches:

Teach Sound Doctrine:

Titus 2:1-8, 11-14 * ESV

1 “But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us…. 11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works”

The Holy Scriptures Teaches:

The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age:

Jesus Said:

Matthew 24:3-14, 21-22 NKJV

3 “Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.

8 “All these are the beginning of

sorrows”

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come…”

The Great Tribulation:

21 “…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. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened”

The Holy Scriptures Teaches:

The Beatitudes:

Matthew 5:10-12 ESV

Jesus Said:

10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you”

The Holy Scriptures Teaches:

Have No Fear:

Matthew 10:28-33 ESV

Jesus Said:

26 “So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.

28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. 32 So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, 33 but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven”

The Holy Scriptures Teaches:

James 1:19-27 ESV

Hearing and Doing the Word:

19 “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

26 If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. 27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world”

The Holy Scriptures Teaches:

Come to Me, and I Will Give You Rest:

Jesus Said:

Matthew 11:27-30 ESV

27 “All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.””

 The Holy Scriptures Teaches:

James 4:13-17 ESV

Boasting About Tomorrow:

13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—

14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.

15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.

17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin”

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The Crisis

by Thomas Paine

December 23, 1776

“THESE are the times that try men’s souls.”