When the fulness of time was come

There are so many signs in the world today that tell us that we are near the end.  That the fulness of time is just about come.  We will look at one area, that at times does not get much attention.  Let us read the following quote from the book, The Desire of Ages:

The deception of sin had reached its height. All the agencies for depraving the souls of men had been put in operation. The Son of God, looking upon the world, beheld suffering and misery. With pity He saw how men had become victims of satanic cruelty. He looked with compassion upon those who were being corrupted, murdered, and lost. They had chosen a ruler who chained them to his car as captives. Bewildered and deceived, they were moving on in gloomy procession toward eternal ruin,—to death in which is no hope of life, toward night to which comes no morning. Satanic agencies were incorporated with men. The bodies of human beings, made for the dwelling place of God, had become the habitation of demons. The senses, the nerves, the passions, the organs of men, were worked by supernatural agencies in the indulgence of the vilest lust. The very stamp of demons was impressed upon the countenances of men. Human faces reflected the expression of the legions of evil with which they were possessed. Such was the prospect upon which the world’s Redeemer looked. What a spectacle for Infinite Purity to behold!{DA 36.3}

Just as it was at Christ’s first coming, so it is in the world today as we near Christ second coming, many have become the habitation of demons.  We have read or heard in the news of all these demonic behaviors that are taking place, such as a Maryland man admitting to eating his victim’s  heart and brain, or the NYC officer that was plotting to eat 100 women, etc. and even more but i think we get the idea.

The condition of things in the world shows that troublous times are right upon us. The daily papers are full of indications of a terrible conflict in the near future. Bold robberies are of frequent occurrence. Strikes are common. Thefts and murders are committed on every hand. Men possessed of demons are taking the lives of men, women, and little children. Men have become infatuated with vice, and every species of evil prevails. – {9T 11.3} – 9T 11.3

When we add the demonic behavior of so many, with other prophetic events that are taking place in our sick world, we can truly see that we are at the end, “But when the fulness of the time was comeGod sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” (Galations 4:4-5)

There is a great work to be done, but a short time to do it.  Many souls are being trapped and seduced by the devil.  And as Christians our work through Christ Jesus is “… to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruisedTo preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18-19

We as God’s people in these last days have to “be ready always” because we may come face to face with those that are demon possessed.  The Bible tells us “And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? [meaning the demon] And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” Mark 9:28-29

Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?” Isaiah 58:6

Jesus was always in a state of readiness, likewise we are to be in a state of readiness.  Our lifestyle should reflect that we are living in the anti-typical day of Atonement.  “Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.” (Leviticus 23:27)

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