Are We Close To The Second Coming?

I have to confess, that I didn't always understand the Holy Ghost very well. I invited it into my heart to reside, but then tended to ignore this God-given resource. When I was in a room, speaking to one or more people of spiritual matters and felt the room become charged, electrical currents in the air, my level of consciousness raised - I thought this was because of me - because of my understanding. I see now it was the Holy Ghost all along. But I am still learning. I think our first step toward preparation for "end times" is how allowing the "lies" to rule our culture, should be literally torn up by it's roots. It is the "lie" we tell that opens us to evil.
 

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I have to confess, that I didn't always understand the Holy Ghost very well. I invited it into my heart to reside, but then tended to ignore this God-given resource. When I was in a room, speaking to one or more people of spiritual matters and felt the room become charged, electrical currents in the air, my level of consciousness raised - I thought this was because of me - because of my understanding. I see now it was the Holy Ghost all along. But I am still learning. I think our first step toward preparation for "end times" is how allowing the "lies" to rule our culture, should be literally torn up by it's roots. It is the "lie" we tell that opens us to evil.

#1) Inviting the Holy Spirit into your heart is not the right way for asking God into your heart when Jesus is the only Mediator between God and man. John 14:6 & 1 Timothy 2:5 Jesus baptizes us with the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost cannot move on His own accord so there is no asking the Spirit to do anything.

#2) Feeling the room charged, eletrical currents in the air.... I felt that too, when I was pinned down in my bed, unable to move. I had prayed to Jesus for help and I was able to life my right wrist, then the left, I was able to lift my right forearm, and then the left, I was able to lift my right arm off the bed and then my left, and when I was able to life my right shoulderblade off of the bed, the weight rolled off but I was sure tired.

That event happened on a Monday after school when I took a nap because I was so tired. The previous days: Saturday & Sunday, I was exposed to Ernest Angeley Healing Crusade by which he would call on the Holy Spirit to come with the announcement of "whoooooooooo..." to effect a healing. All I got was a sensation of vibrations in my deaf ear.

Then that happened after school on Monday.

So the apostle John was correct when testing the spirits because what was felt in the room and outside of us is not the Holy Spirit but the spirit of the antichrist.

I have no doubt that what you had felt in the room was NOT the Holy Spirit. He is in you as promised by faith in Jesus Christ so that you can test the spirits and know that the spirit of the antichrist is outside of you as being in the world.

John 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

1 John 4:1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.....3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
 
Talks, as I said on another thread - methinks you don't understand the Holy Spirit. Being pinned to your bed could be "sleep paralysis". I didn't say I was pinned anywhere - I said that I could feel the Holy Spirit, and I also can say -so did the other people in the room.
 

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Talks, as I said on another thread - methinks you don't understand the Holy Spirit. Being pinned to your bed could be "sleep paralysis". I didn't say I was pinned anywhere - I said that I could feel the Holy Spirit, and I also can say -so did the other people in the room.

I understand your skepticism, but the scripture drew the line for our discernment in testing the spirits and that is anything felt outside of us is the spirit of the antichrist and not the Holy Spirit.

My reference to my experience was that I too felt that electrical humming in the room. Sorry that I did not make that point clearer to you.
 
Talks - I'm sure your experience had to do with spirits and not the Holy Spirit because I take you at your word. Why not take my word for what my experience was? The times I was referring to were between myself and one or two other people and we were talking of God and we were learning. Some of us reached life changing understanding. It brought us closer to God - not further. If we had to explain each and every one of our experiences, Posts would be book length. I don't have a problem to discern when God is talking to me, albeit I might be slow on the uptake to do what he wants. I'm like that parable of the two sons, where when the Father asks them to do something, the first son grumbles and drags his feet but in the end does his Father's will - that would be me. I kvetch, and argue, and question but I do his will. He dragged me kicking and screaming back to this web site. And now I'm so glad he did.
 
Oh and Talks, I may be beating a dead horse, but did it ever occur to you that the charge in the air and the "tingle" you felt were really the Holy Spirit alerting you to the fact that what you heard was not of God? Just wondering if you are giving yourself credit for discerning what the Holy Spirit actually did.
 

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The Holy Spirit being in us does not need to charge the air outside of us to get our attention when the Good Shepherd will speak to us through the Holy Spirit within us. Using a phenomenon with no message is just directing our attention to the phenomenon and not His word. That is what seducing spirits will do as that is the work of the antichrist in taking our eyes off of the Son which the real indwelling Holy Spirit would never lead us to do because the Son is the Bridegroom for us to be relating to God personally by and not by phenomenons that comes with no message.
 
Correct!

Not one single person on the face of the earth in the days of Noah was prepared neither fif they care, until the first rain drop fell and than it was too late. Not a single person that heard Noah preach for 120 years came to the Lord except the members of his family.

Major - they may not have been prepared but they were warned. Still they mocked Noah for building the Ark. The thing that intrigues me that all of the Patriarchs from Adam on down were alive to the time Noah reached age 50. (if I remember my notes on Genesis correctly) And they all passed (or in Enoch's case taken) well before work on the Ark was begun.
 
Major Posts: Correct!

Not one single person on the face of the earth in the days of Noah was prepared neither did they care, until the first rain drop fell and than it was too late. Not a single person that heard Noah preach for 120 years came to the Lord except the members of his family.


See Post #48 for my answer. I take it back - maybe they weren't "warned" per se. But I gotta guess, they chose to allow evil to overwhelm them. Noah wouldn't have been the only patriarch teaching about God and none of those were taken by the flood - they were taken by death.

Do you think that there are any signs, today, that we are moving into that time period?
 
Every generation in Church history has thought that the coming of Christ was just around the corner.

It seems that everyone did :)

I recall scripture saying to not be deceived, that the falling away will take place first... and this is happening now. So for those that believe events have already passed (preterist), scripture says otherwise.

I really believe that these things will happen in our lifetime :)
 
Major - they may not have been prepared but they were warned. Still they mocked Noah for building the Ark. The thing that intrigues me that all of the Patriarchs from Adam on down were alive to the time Noah reached age 50. (if I remember my notes on Genesis correctly) And they all passed (or in Enoch's case taken) well before work on the Ark was begun.

Yes..........for 120 years Noah worked on that boat. For 120 years people asked him what it was for and he told them.
They rejected Noah's preaching and also the Word of God.
 
It seems that everyone did :)

I recall scripture saying to not be deceived, that the falling away will take place first... and this is happening now. So for those that believe events have already passed (preterist), scripture says otherwise.

I really believe that these things will happen in our lifetime :)

I agree 100% with you.

Matthew 24:32-35
King James Version (KJV)
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

The generation that shall not pass is the generation in whose lifetime all these sign take place. That generation will not pass away until all these things be fulfilled. The signss previousely listed in the Scriptures will continue and will multiply all through the church age and come to a climax at the end of the age in the generation of those who will live to see the entire matter take place in their liftime.

The key to all of this is May 14, 1948. That is the day Israel was placed back into the Promised Land and it then allows for all the prophetic events to come to pass.
 
Ah, Cupid, I have met my first preterist. So you believe Christ's Millenial Kingdom included; The Black Plague, the Inquisition, 2 World Wars, Hitler, Stalin, Mengele, The Dark Ages, The Children's Crusade, the Armenian Massacre, Donald Trump - I could go on and on forever. I'd recast my runes if I were you.
 
I'd be offended, methinks, if I even tried to figure out your mouseketeer's rant. Not only are you not quoting scripture, you are adding your own we-doggy cliff notes. And if my response lacks clarity, consider what I am responding to. Hey, I'm just saying. I will pray for you, though. I see a soul being consumed by negativity and evil.
 
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