Now, as the crescendo of end-time prophecies grows ever louder, is it "decision time" for you and your family? Can you truly afford to sit on the sidelines and "let the world go by" as these events come to their grand smash climax?
As the year 2007 draws to a close, traumatic events are occurring! It should be obvious to those who have eyes to see that murderous terrorism, spreading drought, financial upheavals and the increasing probability of disease epidemics are with us. As I write, the threat of an all-out Middle East war is growing—and such a war may even have begun before you read this!
Many thousands of you longtime readers of Tomorrow's World probably realize by now that there is one source of information about end-time events that is "spot on," as the British would say. We at Tomorrow's World do not "generalize" about Christ coming back to this earth "someday" or "somehow." We delve deeply into the inspired word of God to let you readers truly understand an entire panorama of prophetic events—including when and where and why those events will occur. We constantly ask you, in this magazine or on the Tomorrow's World telecast, to "check up" on us and to prove these things right out of your own Bible.
Now, as the crescendo of end-time prophecies grows ever louder, is it "decision time" for you and your family? Can you truly afford to sit on the sidelines and "let the world go by" as these events come to their grand smash climax? Or, as you see these specific events we have written about taking place with increasing ferocity, will you begin to genuinely study your Bible, prove the basic truths we are giving you and have the courage to act on what God clearly reveals?
For your good, and the good of your loved ones, think deeply about the famous warning given by Sir Winston Churchill: "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."
As I hope we can all realize, that form of "escapism" is intellectually and spiritually dishonest and cowardly!
Please read very carefully the articles in this very issue of Tomorrow's World on Christ's return, on unlocking the mysteries of the book of Revelation, and on understanding end-time prophecies. Look up the scriptures to see if they "fit," and then pray for understanding and for the courage to be willing to obey the Creator who gives you life and breath and who guides the overall Big Picture of prophetic events and the rise and fall of nations. For God's word clearly tells us that ancient King Nebuchadnezzar was banished from his throne for many years, "in order that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, gives it to whomever He will, and sets over it the lowest of men" (Daniel 4:17).
Sadly, you will soon "see" this happening in the American and British-descended nations at this "time of the end." Men—or women—of mediocre minds and corrupt motives will increasingly be voted into office by a confused electorate—most of whom could not "care less" whether or not the person for whom they are voting is truly a good person and would do what is right, regardless of politics. Such courageous politicians have always been few and far between. And they are very seldom elected, because most people will vote for the politician who promises them the most—regardless of the consequences.
Therefore, like the fall of the Roman Empire, we will soon see our beloved nations slowly but surely coming apart and going down over the next several years. Will the "fall" of America and the British-descended nations occur within the next seven to 17 years—or perhaps longer? I do not know. Only the Eternal God knows the exact timing. But, after 58 years of my serving the true God of the Bible and carefully watching these events, I personally feel that the collapse of our beloved nations will be closer than most of us realize!
Why does this have to happen?
It will happen unless we—as a people—experience a heartfelt repentance before the God of the Bible, the real God who is now beginning to intervene in human affairs!
Will this genuine repentance actually take place?
Based on our national and individual behavior patterns over the past few decades, I think you know the realistic answer! Most people feel "comfortable" where they are. They feel at ease in their social circle, in their church and with their basic "way of life." They do not want to genuinely change any of these things. Indeed, the vast majority of people will not change unless they are "shaken" out of their spiritual and intellectual lethargy!
Of course, God knows this. So, He—the Creator of humankind—is about to intervene in human affairs and shake the nations as they have never been shaken! God "speaks" to those who understand, "See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, 'Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven'" (Hebrews 12:25–26).
Again, speaking of these "last days"—just before His Second Coming—Jesus Christ stated, "For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened" (Matthew 24:21–22).
Personally, I am very grateful that God opened my eyes to the real Truth of the Bible nearly 60 years ago. For the first 19 years of my life, I had been reared in a "mainstream" Protestant church. My entire family and I were certainly "mainstream" in every way—involved in local civic functions, bridge clubs, dances, parties, sports and the like.
However, a series of events genuinely "shook" me. I began to earnestly and sincerely seek God. I cried out to Him to reveal His will to me. And, for the first time in my life, I began to actually study the entire Bible. Then, through God's mercy and through His Spirit, I was given genuine understanding of the Bible and of the fundamental "keys" that unlock the meaning of about 90 percent of end-time prophecy.
The rest is history.
So I am now writing you—and imploring you in the name of Jesus Christ—to be willing to really "seek God" as never before! I urge you to study your Bible, and to be willing to accept the Truth when it is presented to you from the Bible. Then, I encourage you to act on that Truth—so you and your loved ones may be spared from the Great Tribulation which Jesus Christ described. For, in Luke's account of Jesus' famous Olivet Prophecy about these end-times, he writes that Jesus concluded His prophecy with these inspired words, "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man" (Luke 21:36).
If you truly wish to "follow through" and to act on what your Bible actually teaches, you will certainly want to meet and fellowship with others who believe the Truth. As God's word instructs, "And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching" (Hebrews 10:24–25).
All of us need the fellowship, the help and the encouragement that comes from meeting together with true believers—those people who actually believe and practice what the Bible says. If you would like to inquire about meeting with others who truly believe the Bible, then be sure to write us at the address of our Regional Office closest to you as listed below on this page. Or you may wish to phone us at the numbers listed. Or you can contact us online at our Web site, www.tomorrowsworld.org. One of our ministers or trained representatives will be happy to contact you, if you wish. But no one will try to visit you without first setting up an appointment at a time and place convenient to you!
For many of you, this may be your first real opportunity to meet a true representative of Jesus Christ, and to ask biblical questions and related questions about the purpose of life and to discuss the entire issue of how to obey the God of the Bible in a way you have never done before. The Apostle James tells us, "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves" (James 1:22).
If God is now truly opening your mind to His Truth, this may be "decision time" for you. May God grant you the understanding and the courage to act.