Without question, the Russian invasion of the Ukraine in February 2022 is a serious affair for individuals, and for the world. Many people will die because of the perverted ambitions of a little man with grandiose ideas of being placed in history alongside Peter the Great.

President Putin will be known in history, to be sure. He has taken his place alongside the other madmen of infamy: Nero, Adolf Hitler, Nicole Cieascusu, Fidel Castrol, Tito, Atilla the Hun, and Joseph Stalin. Putin is an evil man without a conscience or moral compass. Because of him, the valuable property of many will be destroyed, homes will be demolished, millions will be displaced, economic hardship will spread throughout all the nations on earth, and lives will forever be changed. There are evil empires in the world. The face of one Communist evil empire in Europe is Vladimir Putin, born October 7, 1952.

As this war unfolds, many people are asking, “Is the world coming to an end?” “Is this the countdown to Armageddon?” “Is biblical prophecy being fulfilled?”

In the Church, there are countless prophetic pundits who are willing to exploit the natural fears of people in order to make merchandise out of God’s people. One website boldly states, “We are living in exciting times when we can witness Bible prophecy being fulfilled before our very eyes.”

The creators of the website dare to post outlandish statements, as if they know exactly what will happen next. These people do not know what will happen next; only God knows the future. Only God is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. One day, every prophetic pundit shall have to give an account to the Lord for their false prophesies, and erroneous teaching.

Setting aside any discussion on the historical context of ancient prophesies and their fulfillment, modern day prophets declare that Scripture is only now being fulfilled. May 14, 1948 is said to be the fulfillment of Zechariah 8:4-8. June 7, 1967 is declared to be the fulfilment of Ezekiel 36:34-35. Though the Hebrew language is more than 3,000 years old, with the first book and written language in Hebrew dating to c. 1000 BC, the false prophets of today assert that only now, in the twentieth century, is Zephaniah 3:9 being fulfilled.

Having gained the attention of a large audience, and armed with maps and detailed charts, while quoting Scripture without context, but with repetitiveness, and brazen dogmatism, the lies go forth that we are living in the last days, Jesus is coming very soon, and the beginning of the end has arrived. “We do not believe it is possible to know the date when Jesus will return. But we do believe it is possible to know the season of the Lord’s return, and it is our conviction that we are living in that season” (David R. Reagan).

Enough! Enough!

Do not listen to these false prophets, for their past predictions posted on line, or published in their many books, have not come to pass. Their unholy boldness is no substitute for a sure word of prophesy.

Hear now the Word of the Lord.

“When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him” (Deut. 18:22).

Jesus said, “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet” (Matt. 24:6).

Millions of Christians who have tragically embraced the erroneous teaching of a Rapture to escape global tribulation and suffering are hoping they will soon disappear from earth, since the world is now coming to an end. Church of the Living God, this is not going to happen. Jesus prayed it would never happen.

Jesus said, “I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil” (John 17:15).

Jesus said, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

For all those who are caught up in the conflict in Europe, for all Christians who are wondering if the world is coming to an end, for those who erroneously think they shall soon be Raptured and escape great tribulation, be comforted by this gospel truth, Jesus is still very near.

Days are filled with sorrow and care,
Hearts are lonely and drear.
Burdens are lifted at Calvary,
Jesus is very near.

Burdens are lifted at Calvary,
Calvary, Calvary;
Burdens are lifted at Calvary,
Jesus is very near.

Cast your care on Jesus today,
Leave your worry and fear.
Burdens are lifted at Calvary,
Jesus is very near.

 Troubled soul, the Savior can see
Every heartache and tear
Burdens Are Lifted At Calvary
Jesus is very near.

~John M. Moore

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