end times prophecy

Present Truth

There is a present truth that is not being preached in the majority of churches today, a truth that the people need to know to prepare for what is coming upon the world. But before we look into present truth, let's take a look at how important it is just to know the Bible truth.

John 17:17 ...'Sanctify them through Thy Word, Thy Word is truth.'

Knowing the truth of God's Word is very important, as the above scripture suggests we are sanctified through knowing and living according to the Word. Is it possible for us to know the truth of God's Holy Word, or has God locked it up and sealed it so that we just cannot know for certain what the truth is? ... 1 Timothy 2:4 ...'Who will have all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth.' ... Yes, it's God's will that we have a knowledge of the truth, therefore the truth CAN be found. We are saved by coming to a knowledge of the truth, believing it, accepting it and living by it.

Let's take the following verse as an example ... 1 Timothy 2:5 ...'For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.' ... Is this truth of Christ being the ONLY mediator between God and man important to live by? Yes it is. So for instance, what important truth do Catholics need to come to? They need the Bible truth that Mary is NOT a mediator for man, ONLY Christ Jesus is.

Now after receiving a knowledge of the truth, what must we do in order to be sanctified? ... 2 Thessalonians 2:13 ...'God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief in the truth.' ... But is it enough just to believe? ... 1 Peter 1:2 ...'Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience.' ... Belief alone is not enough, we must believe and OBEY the truth.

See HERE for more on this important topic of sanctification.

What is the result of being obedient to the truth of God's Word? ... 1 Peter 1:22 ...'Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit.' ... Are you starting to see how important it is for us to obey the Bible truth? I hope so. How about worshipping God, should that be done according to the truth of His Word? ... John 4:24 ...'God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him MUST worship Him in spirit and truth.' ... So we can clearly see how important it is to find out the truth and obey it. But what about present truth for the time we live in? Let's find out about that.

Does the Bible talk about "present truth" at all? ... 2 Peter 1:12 ...'Wherefore, I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be ESTABLISHED in the present truth.' ... We have Bible truths that are relevant to all generations, but there are also some truths that are only applicable to one generation, making it a "present truth" for them, and salvation would be based upon the people believing and obeying that present truth for their time. Take the flood in Noah's day as an example. Was that a present truth for that generation of people only? Yes. Did salvation for them rely upon them believing that the flood was coming and obeying God's command to build and board the ark? Yes

So what was the present truth message for Noah's day? ... Genesis 6:13-14 ...'And God said unto Noah, the end of all flesh is come before me, for the earth is filled with violence through them, and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make thee an ark of gopher wood.' ... And what did Noah do with this present truth:

Hebrews 11:7 ...'By faith, Noah being warned of God by things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house, by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.'

He believed God's true word and by faith he OBEYED it. Now notice above that this present truth message from God to Noah was unto SALVATION. Do you see this? Salvation was based upon Noah and his family obeying the warning for his time. Not just believing it, but obeying it and preparing for it. Now 1 Peter 3:20 tells us that only 8 people were saved in the ark. EIGHT!! out of the possible 100's of thousands or millions of people living during that time. And yet there were probably many other people who had the "common" faith in God like Noah did, just like many of the professing Christians of our day. So why were they not saved? Because they did not accept the PRESENT TRUTH message for their time. Their mere belief in God was not enough to save them. They HAD to BELIEVE and OBEY this warning of the flood from God, which was a truth unto salvation. But they ignored it, perhaps believing that their mere "belief" in God would be enough, and they were LOST!!

What about Jonah? Did he have a present truth message for the people of his time that was unto salvation? Yes ... Jonah 3:3-4 ...'So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the Word of the Lord ... And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried and said, yet forty days and Nineveh shall be overthrown.' ... Now these people were saved from destruction, so what was it that saved the people?

Jonah 3:5,10 ...'So the people of Nineveh believed God and proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them unto the least of them. And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil ways, and God repented of the evil that He had said He would do unto to them, and He did it not.'

This is powerful!!! This was a present truth message to the people of that time. Now the people could have just simply carried on believing in God but not accept the present warning, and what would have been the result? They would have been destroyed! But because they obeyed the warning and TURNED FROM THEIR SINS and turned to God, they were saved!

The Present Truth Message Today

This is now the present truth message for our day. Just as God was ready to destroy Nineveh, He is soon to destroy this whole earth:

Joel 1:15 ...'Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.'

Joel 2:1 ...'Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain; let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand.'

Malachi 4:1 ...'For behold the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up saith the LORD of hosts.'

Friend, we are living in the very last days just before the second coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. And we, like the people of Nineveh need to turn from our sins. We need to humble ourselves before the Lord God Almighty and keep His commandments. Jesus is coming soon and we need to prepare our hearts and minds to meet Him ... Matthew 24:44 ...'Therefore be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh.'

Knowing that the second coming of Christ Jesus is near, what do we need to do?

Joel 2:12-13 .....'Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.'

Revelation 14:6-7 ...'And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come, and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.'

14:12 ...'Here is the patience of the saints, here are they that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.'

Revelation 22:14 ...'Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.'

"God will not, can not suffer this wicked world much longer. The great day is drawing near, in which the kingdom of abominations shall be overthrown." (Martin Luther)

"We must hunger after Christ, we must seek, contemplate, till the dawning of that great day, when our Lord will fully manifest the glory of His kingdom." (John Calvin)

"We should watch and work and pray as though this were the last day that was granted us." (Ellen White, 5T 200, 1882)

"Those who are watching and waiting for the appearing of Christ in the clouds of heaven will not be mingling with the world in pleasure societies and gatherings merely for their own amusement." (Ellen White, MS 4, 1898)

This is the present truth message. We MUST give our ALL for Jesus before it is too late. Please don't be in the party of the foolish virgins. Christ is coming soon, and it is time to overcome the sins of this flesh through the power of our Lord and Saviour. Turn from your wicked ways, give your heart, mind, soul and body to Jesus and keep the commandments, the commandments of your Creator God, and worship Him that made the heavens and the earth. Don't be like those five foolish virgins (Matt. 25) who lost their place in heaven because they didn't prepare their hearts and minds to meet their saviour, GET READY NOW!

2 Thessalonians 1:7-8 ...'And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.'

So those who know the gospel but do not obey it, they are going to be consumed with the fire of Christ Jesus. Do you know the gospel? Do you OBEY it?

It's time to turn from the things of this Godless world. Turn the TV off, put the novels down, put the games console away, your SAVIOUR is standing at the door!!

For more present truth, please search through this site and find out what is soon to come upon this world. Also, in relation to this study, please see The Time of Judgment.