The Last days: Fact or Fiction?
Bible Text: 1 Chronicles 12:32, Acts 2:17, 2 Timothy 3:1, 2 Timothy 3:2-5, Romans 5:1, 2 Timothy 1:7, Romans 8:14-15, Proverbs 2:6 | Speaker: Alan Vance | Series: Series 17 | Key Scriptures
1 Chronicles 12:32 New King James Version (NKJV)
32 of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command;
Acts 2:17 New King James Version (NKJV)
17 ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,
That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams.
2 Timothy 3:1 New King James Version (NKJV)
Perilous Times and Perilous Men
3 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
2 Timothy 3:2-5 New Living Translation (NLT)
2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 3 They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!
Romans 5:1 New King James Version (NKJV)
Faith Triumphs in Trouble
5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 Timothy 1:7 New King James Version (NKJV)
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Romans 8:14-15 New King James Version (NKJV)
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
Proverbs 2:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 For the Lord gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;