Introduction to Signs of the Times
Bible Study by Pastor Shana Wise
1 Chronicle 12:32 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;
"Now is the time for us to walk in the Issachar anointing"-Pastor Wise
Earthquake in Haiti and around the world
Fires Western USA
What are other current or recent events that we have never witnessed before OR are increasing more than ever before?
Scripture Study: Matthew 24:1-14 NKJV
“Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
With all the current events that we are experiencing, like the disciples, it is good to ask Jesus questions about what’s going on.
What have been some questions you asked Jesus about recent events and what was His answer.
And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
How can disciples of Christ be deceived by someone else claiming to be Christ?
What is an example of rumors of wars?
Jesus said that,”this is the beginning of sorrows”. So, what do you interpret the current times that we are in now?
“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
We should never forget the Christians worldwide that are being persecuted, tortured, and killed for their faith in Christ. We in the USA have never had to endure the kind of suffering that others have for the faith. However, we must not deceive ourselves into thinking that persecution will never happen to us.
We do not have to look far to see offenses, betrayal, and hatred going on throughout the world. What’s even sadder is that we see these spirits operating in the church.
What scriptures come to your mind that addresses hatred, betrayal, and offenses? How can we apply them in our daily lives?
Why do you think false prophets are easily deceiving people?
Give examples of modern-day lawlessness and the love of many growing cold.
What are some things you do to endure during these times?
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
Believers should never neglect this scripture concerning the end of the world. It reminds us that we still have work to do before Christ comes back.
How many people have you talked to about Christ this year? How many people gave their lives to Christ because of your testimony?
About the Author
Dr. Shana Wise is an ordained Pastor and CEO of Wise Choice Ministries (est. 2016). She is the founder of The Well Christian Women’s Network formally known as Christian Women Preachers United. Dr. Wise is the author of women’s devotional, Acts of Intercession, The Impact of Your Election, and co-author of Basic Ministry Training Manual (available on Amazon) and Chief Women Arise. She received a Doctor of Divinity degree in 2019 from St. Thomas Christian University. Her passion is to teach and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, equip others to apply the Word to their lives, and demonstrate the Word through the power of the Holy Spirit. She is a televangelist that appears on social media outlets. Shana is married to Deacon Ron Wise and is the mother of four children.
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