12 BOCNEWS.com MARCH 2018 the world. The last 6.5 earthquake in Japan, 2017, was said to be an after shock from the 9.0-2011 Japan earthquake that moved their main island 8 feet. Mexico was just hit by a 7.1 earthquake mid February. Astronomers show us that astriod activ- ity is on the RISE as one astriod the size of a house passes between the earth and the moon, one every day, and one the size of a football field every month. Jupitor was plumited by asteroids in 1994 and one hit the planet in 2009. "And the stars in the sky fell to the earth as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind" (Rev 6:13). Were we warned? You bet! "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars.On the earth, nation's will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is COMING on the world, for the HEAVENLY BODIES WILL be shaken"(Luke 21:25-26). While the news reports continue on, concern- ing the latest updates in politics, protesters take the streets to a whole new level. While some are in favor of illegals and imigrants pouring into the country, others are concerned about foreign radical religions taking over America like they have in other European countries. Some end timers are keeping a close eye on the development of the "mark of the beast" while others are observing the events taking place in the Middle East and in Israel. Damascus will be a ruinous heap very soon as we see a build up of militarily forces from other nations in Syria (Isa.17). China and Russia seem to be gearing up for something. The threat of nuclear war and WW3 is making headline news as NK test missiles fly over Japan. We can go on for two hours about the updated signs of the times, loaded full of devastating and increasing info. However, how are people reacting when it comes to these ongoing and current world wide events? "LIFE AS USUAL?" "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom." At the same time, "They will be eating, drinking, mar- rying, buying, selling, trading, planting and build- ing, all up to the day that Jesus comes" (Lk 17:26- 37, 21:10-11). The Christian main steam church plays a major end time roll in God's prophetic plan. How is the protestant denomination and non-denomination church reacting to the most current signs of the times? "LIFE AS USUAL?" How do they fit into this end time mess? In the past, people would look to the church for answers. What about now? It's obvi- ous that much of the main stream church today is in more trouble than the lost world is. MANY are falling into the same blinding delusion that the unsaved world is (Rev Ch's 2-3). Jesus teaches that His church should be watch- ing and observing the obvious signs of the times, so that they will be ready to meet the Lord in the air in a moment's notice. The church should be able to minister to the lost and confused by explaining what is going on around the world, and how this all fits into God's awesome prophetic time line. What more proof do people need? Unfortunatily, much of the church has not come out from the ways of the world to see that judgement day is right around the corner. How can they effectivly minister to the lost? Many are afraid to teach on the end times because it's bad for business. "LIFE AS USUAL." Today, if you invite a lost friend to church, the first thing they ask is, "Do I need to bring my check book?" Peter doesn't waste any time when it comes to addressing the subject. In Peter's second letter to the church, he addresses the lost, the faithful true believers, as well as the SCOFFERS. He indicates that he wroteTWO letters to STIMULATE professing believers to wholesome thinking (2 Pet 3:1-17-84 NIV). Why? Because they were living "life as usual." The early church was faced with false teachers who were downplaying the end times, just like we see happening today. He explained that scoffers will be saying, "Where is this coming He promises? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning if creation." This was, and still is their excuse for living "life as usual." Peter goes on to let them know that God's judgement starts with the family of God. When God's catastrophic judgement comes, it will come upon the "ungodly" in the last days. He explains that the Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, but He is patient not wanting anyone to perish but for "ALL" to come to repentance. Peter goes on to stimulate the believers by saying, "But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by the fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare" (2 Pet 3 all). Wow, You don't hear sermons like that today!!! Peter sure wasn't concerned about his reputation, getting his paycheck, or keeping the church doors open for the wrong reasons(1Tim 6:3-15).). After Peter got their attention, He asked them one simple question. "Since everything will be destroyed in this way, WHAT KIND of PEOPLE OUGHT you to be?" That translates to, how should you be living? And, what should you be preaching? Peter contin- ues to answer that question by saying, "You ought to live holy and godly lives as you LOOK FORWARD to the day of God and SPEED it's COMING." He says, "So then dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spot- less, blameless and at peace with Him." Another words, don't be found in bed with the world when He comes! (Rev 3:14-27). In closing, I can see why the government does not want to alarm the people of the possible cata- strophic events that are brewing. 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