We, at Maranatha Ministry, believe in the literal return of Jesus Christ to establish His kingdom upon this earth but the question remains for many.


Will Jesus Christ Intervene in the Affairs of Men?


Many intelligent and well educated men and women scoff at the idea that Jesus would return to this world. They see no reason why He should, given the fact that they believe that there is a God who has the power to do so.

It seems that the world of mankind has lost sight of the fact that God is real and that He is not some imaginary concept with those who believe and that God is a very much a real person, who has all the power at His disposal!

And it’s at this time in man’s history, that men have lost sight of the very basis of all knowledge!

Men don’t know who He is; what He is; and why He is and the purpose of His existence!


A World In Chaos!


In spite of the efforts made by men to bring about lasting peace, world war looms ahead. With the weapons that mankind has at his disposal global destruction is now a reality!

Many years ago, our Lord Jesus Christ spoke of a time when it would be termed, the “last days” when the human race would be on the verge of extinction!

In Matthew 24:22 it says, that unless those days (meaning the last days) should be shortened there would be no flesh saved alive!


Our Present World


In Matthew 24:37 it tells us that these days-the days that we are now living in, are as “the days of Noah” and as such they show that Jesus Christ will come in like manner to intervene in the lives of men.


Notice that Genesis 6:11-12. God compares our present world conditions with that of Noah’s day. Now why? What had happened in Noah’s day or time?

Notice that in these verses that God had looked at the doings of men and found that they had “corrupted Gods way” upon the earth! Men were corrupt and the earth was filled with violence! You see, men had departed from the ways of God which God had given originally!


In our world today we do not see mankind seeking after God. Men use their own reasoning in not doing the will of God. They simply do not have peace because of that reasoning if you can call it reasoning, and even denying that God exists!

Let’s look at Psalm 53:1 The fool has said in his heart, “there is no God.” They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; there is none who does good!

Let’s look at Romans 3:16-18. Notice what Paul tells us of the carnal mind of men, “destruction and misery are in their ways; and the ways of peace they have not known; and there is no fear of God before their eyes.”

God speaks of a “definite way of peace.” Which men are ignorant of.

 

End Time Prophesied



These days that we live in are prophesied within the pages of the Bible and when we look to the Word of God we can see how our society-that is how it thinks, how it behaves, how it educates itself and how it will be in practice!

Let’s look at 2nd Timothy3:1 “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come!” In reading the entire chapter of 2nd Timothy, you can see how far men have become. Notice their ways of living, “Truce breakers”, “Proud”, “blasphemers”, having a “form of Godliness” but they deny His power to intervene in world affairs, they also deny His power to rule in their lives!

No wonder Jeremiah 17:9 says, that the heart of man is deceitful and above all things is desperately wicked!


Human nature since the time of the fall of Adam has not changed. Remember what Jesus said about the conditions this world be in, just before His return the second time. In Matthew 24:37  “As the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of  the Son of Man shall be!”  And this because God sees that “the wickedness of men is great upon the earth and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart (mind) are only evil continually and the earth is filled with violence!” (Genesis 6:5,11)


What’s the Alternative?


What needs to be remembered is that the conditions of this world would be like that of Noah’s day just before the second coming of Jesus Christ.

You see, left to his own devices, man cannot solve the worlds problems, even though some sincerely try to bring peace, they themselves are sincerely wrong!

In Proverbs 14:12 it tells us that, “there is a way which seems right to a man but the end thereof  are the ways of death!” The normal or carnal ideas of man have only brought upon themselves death and destruction! As 2nd  Timothy 3:13 tells us; they go from bad to worse!

Despite all of the efforts of man to bring about lasting peace upon this world through all of organizations that he has set up to prevent war, famine, sickness and death all of these efforts have only failed!

So, what can men do?  What do they need to do?


A Change of Heart


Let’s look at another scripture that will show us what men need. Ezekiel 11:19-20 “Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgements and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God.” You see it is only God that can change the heart or mind of man so that mankind will then be able to learn peace! And isn’t  this something; that God will actually force mankind to have peace but only on Gods’ terms! No more wars, no more evil, only peace and harmony amongst men and women.

Let’s look at another Scripture which gives us the reason why Jesus Christ is coming again to rule over the kingdoms of mankind. Revelation 11:15  “Then the angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying; “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” This is why our Lord Jesus is coming to this earth! He will rule not as the dictators of mankind but one who will rule mankind out love for man. Jesus will bring peace and security to our troubled world! This is the good news that the Bible gives to us!

Matthew 24:22  Notice here Jesus gives us the stark reality of what is to occur in the last days,  “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened!” Can you grasp what the conditions will be like at this time? Jesus Christ who is the saviour of mankind is saying unless He himself intervenes in the affairs of man, then mankind would destroy all flesh upon this planet! Isn’t sad that the world doesn’t have a clue of what the Bible says on the subject? It is time that the world of man turn to God in repentance and seek His protection! Jesus has to return in order to save us from ourselves!

Now notice another promise made by God in His word. Let’s look at 2 Peter 3:9 “ The Lord is not slack concerning His Promise, as some count slackness, but is long suffering towards us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”

It has been said many times before, over the centuries that Jesus Christ is coming soon and that event has not occurred but remember this; there has never been an age like ours in which mankind has all the technology and science at our disposal to completely erase all life from our planet!  And this is the very reason why we need our Saviour to return the second time to establish His kingdom on earth and then mankind can truly see and know peace and live in the very family of God.


It’s Our World!


Now for some, it could be argued, well, why doesn’t God leave us alone to sort out the mess that we have got ourselves into? If we want to destroy ourselves then so be it! But is that the case? After all was it not God who created the earth and all the stars and planets in the universe? Yes! Let’s look at Genesis 1:1”In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

In Psalm 50: 12 it says this; “If I were hungry, I would not tell you; For the world is Mine, and all its fullness.” Here in this verse its telling us that God owns the whole world” So, God has every right to intervene and stop His earth and its occupants from total destruction! Even the evolutionists of this world know and recognize that this world is on the verge of self destruction! You see, when Jesus comes again the second time, He is not coming as a little baby in a manger but with all of the power of the Almighty God at his disposal


Pray and Hope

We pray and hope that you the reader will come back and continue to read the pages on our website of maranathaministy and  come to a greater understanding of Gods Word and see what God has planned for mankind and his awesome future set in the pages of the Bible.