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It's Time - Now! ...It's Time for What?

A dramatic Age in the world's future is coming Soon!

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1 It's time to ask some "why's" and "how's"

In a Nutshell. "Poor people don't get their share and the rich have an abundance. Wealth brings power and self interest keeps it that way."

Let's look at the poorest extreme of economic groups of people living on the earth.

The poorest people group struggle for a basic share of resource out of the world.

Out of necessity, all or most of their efforts are spent on survival. At least one third of the world's population are in this category. (coming out of just about every country in the world) Most try to survive with insufficient food and inadequate housing.

In addition to that poor state of life, there are other factors that nearly always compound the basic problems of life. These other factors include, war, famine, drought, flood, natural disasters, authoritarian social and political systems, all resulting in troubled lives, such as is found in domestic strife and rebellion, that bring even greater suffering, persecution and even death. At best, their physical bodies are malnourished and their souls, mind and spirits are depressed.

Even the God of the Bible knew about this.

Deuteronomy 15:11 "For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, "You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land." (What God is going to do about it will be spoken of later. In what is going to happen, you will find hope)

People nearer the opposite extreme of economic wealth strive after maximum resources from the world.

As a whole, this group has either sufficient or over abundant resources. Most live to work, rather than work to live, which is the lot of most men. The lesser in this group, out of their sufficiency, strive for further accumulation of money, prestige, better health, comfort and even pleasure. Most have little time or interest in assisting the poorer group in their need. The more-wealthy of these tend towards extreme wealth as a basis of wielding power in society, sometimes to the detriment of others, tending not to notice or ignore those with lesser resources. Some even gain further wealth at the expense of the poorest, sometimes through being in positions of social, economic or political power. Self-interest and pride are often more prevalent in their behaviour.

To these, the statement of Jesus Christ to the rich young ruler is relevant.

Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me".

(One day, this perfection will come in a way you would not expect. That will make life a joy and not a burden).

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2 It's time to outline the crisis of life in the world.

In a Nutshell "Individual & national strivings to survive has led to political, economic & personal instabilities & perpetual conflicts. The world peoples are blind to the real true source of life."

Why is the world like this - and getting worse?

The human race has always been up against impossible odds. (What these odds are we will get to later) It is a natural human instinct to desire to survive AND to prosper. Over the centuries, some individuals, by virtue of super-human efforts have sometimes meant survival, but in others, especially when striving amidst great suffering, failure has resulted. Apart from their own ability to fully overcome in the struggle to survive and prosper, other factors quite outside their control has made the life of ordinary man, so much more difficult. Consider the following.

Wars and conflicts have continued unabated in many parts of the world. Independence movements and nationalism have splintered nation and cultural groups. Natural disasters are now happening at a greatly increased rate (see reasons later), along with major crises among major financial institutions around the world. These have brought extreme hardship and disintegration of communities everywhere.

Since the 1960's in particular, old fashioned moral values have been ignored. That has not only caused depravity in man, but has also fractured family structures and individual lives. Political instability has dislocated many countries. People have found, even in more stable countries, that there is no one they can really trust or who can bring peace. The effect of all this is that societies have been torn apart.

When a few of these things happen together, the countries and the people cannot stand the strain, particularly with those who really struggle to survive. Making it even worse over the last 50 years, is the skyrocketing world population, with subsequent pressures on inadequate food supplies, with famine often the result. At a time when extra care is needed, there are only a few who have the time, motivation or resources to try to provide for the many in dire need.

Yet this is counter to what Jesus said, "Love your neighbour as yourself.."
(One day, this will be so – we get to that soon)

The world has changed whilst our eyes were blinking. Perhaps all these worsening changes in the world have not been noticed because they have crept up on us all, just like the frog that did not notice the water was getting hotter – until it was too late. For many, one day it will be too late. (read on to see why) Even not so subtle changes seem to be accepted without concern and most protest movements struggle to maintain momentum and ultimately achieve very little. We seem to now blindly accept what we get. Most in the world seem to be unaware that normal life is disintegrating fast. Most political and moral leaders do what they can, but the steamroller of unstoppable change rolls on.

Why is it all getting worse?

It is mainly to do with the fact that mankind is bent on looking only at what he sees and wants - and refuses or can't see the basis on which the world was constituted. (more later on that) Moreover, mankind does not realize why this world continues to function. It is put down to something called "Nature". However, nature is a word used to describe the operation of the world, but constituted by God Himself. Also, mankind will not acknowledge that the One who created the world is the very One who has a plan to change the world and re-establish the earth and it's peoples, in a particular way and at a certain time. The form of this great change will come out of His great wisdom and power It will result in a total peace and prosperity for all people, who have come to know God for Who He is. It will literally be heaven on earth. (there is lots more to tell about that later)

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3. It's time to seek better useful knowledge and truth

In a Nutshell "Man's downfall comes out of his confidence in his own wisdom & ability. Man only really learns about life, when in a distraught and hopeless state, he turns to God and His Wisdom."

Has mankind fully utilized all the knowledge at his disposal? Has vital information been missing or ignored?

There is no doubt that man has an innate desire to improve his lot. This investigative mindset has produced all manner of incredible inventions (such as satellite navigation and communication) and many medical advantages with new drugs (such as antibiotics) and practices (such as angioplasty) along with organ replacement. Advances in the social sciences of psychology and psychiatry have also improved the life of man. Man's curiosity about himself is the basic cause of the increase in his knowledge. Other areas of advancement include means of transport communications and in the human field, abolition of most slave trade. Even the spread of democracy among nations around the world and the softening or failure of harsh political regimes, have added to the ability of man to improve life on earth.

Despite all these changes to enhance man's life on earth, on the whole, mankind has not learned to live happily with his fellow man. Hatred still abounds around the world. The colour of one's skin still disenfranchises many. White still separate from black and where uprisings of blacks give them control they often inflect their wrath against whites. Understandable in one sense.

Ethnic and religious differences have shown no sign of abating. Differences between Arabs and Jews, Irish Catholic and Irish Protestant are good examples of continuing strife. Tensions are even high between Asian neighbours, Arab neighbours and the rise of Islam influence in France, U.K and the Netherlands has moved the local populations towards exclusion. The huge rise in refugees seeking safe haven threatens the safety, peace and security of every continent.

So despite all the ingenuity of man, we in this 21st century have not learned to co-exist with each other. The earlier emphasis on location and distribution of resources may now be better understood.

As it is clear that our existing knowledge has not provided what we need to live perfectly in the whole world, where else can we look?

The answer is easy, although it will surprise some. Although in the last 150 years, God, the Holy Bible and the church in particular have had a far lesser influence, these three still provide the answers to all the questions posed so far. Although God and the Bible may be considered out of date by many, they are still the source of absolute and eternal truth and will remain so.

The moral Law given to Moses by God in 1462 B.C. has provided the foundations for the actual laws of some countries.

To ignore it is to invite disaster. The United States of America, which was founded on God and His ways, once living according to Him, has slipped so far away from God, that it is now a society in great distress just about every aspect of life. Most other western countries are in a similar decline. Other nations, seeming to ride an economic boom will eventually find that prosperity will also lead them in a similar direction. Greed, corruption and immorality will eat away at the centre of their current reality.  To the discerning mind, nothing seems right anymore.  They have unconsiously picked up on the lies and deceit that is presented as truth.  However, they do not know what they can do in the light of the confusion.

The point of all this is that we all need to look back to roots of what God said and provided over the last 6000 years of history. It is not too hard. Millions of people have done this. Others can learn to do so.

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4 It's time to recognize the real basis of life

In a Nutshell "Man's messy world will only be fixed when God's plan is fully implemented. The signs are already there that God's work has begun. Our job is to take notice - and be ready."

So what is this plan of God's you write about?

God's first step was to arrange for the birth, death and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ almost 2000 years ago, which brought about the basis of redeeming the earth and its peoples.

His second stage has been proceeding since then. This second stage has been to allow all people on the earth, time to either recognise God for Who He is, or if not, until they realize they cannot manage on their own. Until they do realize this they face an impossible task. They need to acknowledge God for Who He is, and submit to Him and await the next steps in His plan. This is what many of us are right now in 2011.

And know that God is very wise. He has arranged things so that "getting to know Him" (indicating our need of Him) can be done on an individual and quite personal basis. No friend or enemy, spouse, King, tyrant or dictator, or any other member of the human race can prevent this relationship. Any man, woman or child who wishes to make this connection, may do so. (details follow later).

Over all of history, as people have made that connection with God, He has arranged for both their lives and even their deaths in such a way as to restore them to Himself, in His way, in His time. This will also take place in the future during the period of time when catastrophic world events come. They will be nothing like the world has ever seen before or ever will see again. (more about those later).

NOW is the time to consider these things, for God can, at any moment, press the button as it were, to begin the sequence of events that will usher in His changes on earth. These changes will affect the whole physical world and all people, whether they are alive or dead at the time. So BE AWARE of these things and BE READY! (As you read on, we will provide all the detail you need to know)

So, from what I read, the world will not always be in this current mess?

That's true, but it will be for a time. God has a purpose in allowing it to be the way it is. But eventually, when God begins to implement the next stage of His plan, things will change dramatically and without warning. God does have a plan to change EVERYTHING and no man, however powerful he may think he is, can interfere with God's plan. These plans have been established since the beginning of time and is all written down in the Bible, the Word of God. Although many people know these things, many do not, and these writings are intended to make it possible for ALL MEN TO KNOW, to kindle their interest and desire to find out more.

We may ask, WHY, if God had another plan in waiting, why did He allow things to go so far wrong?

The answer is this. God gave mankind a free will, to allow Him to choose how he wanted to live. Many times during world history some of mankind have decided to live God's way and others have either not known God's way, or if they have known, have decided to ignore Him. Even some of those who knew God's way of truth and love, have not been able to live their lives His way, allowing doubt, disobedience or persecution to deter them. Many have died because of their belief in God, when unbelieving tyrannical men have removed or imprisoned them, as a way of sustaining their power and prestige through political, financial and other social systems at their disposal.

Over history various people groups have shown the full range of responses to God. It is more particularly so in the last 2000 years, as God's message has been taken around the world. Mankind has resisted the very message that would have brought their lives back into the order that would not only make every perfect desire possible for them, but would also have brought peace to the whole world. It is possible, even now, for brothers to love brother, nations to care for other nations and race to love other race. But for most, that is impossible right now, due to the nature of man. God's plan will bring about all the right desires in the not-too-distant future.

Do we know when all this will happen

No, we do not know in an absolute sense when the culmination of these things will be. As you can see from the world, some of it happening right not – and the signs that can be seen indicate that we all need to be ready.

God, as part of His plan, has permitted evil to have a limited reign in this world. His purpose in all of this is to allow time to pass for every aspect of His plan to be in place and for every person to hear about and know His plan, giving them all the opportunity to choose to become involved in the answer to life, rather than continuing to be a part of the problem, thus never knowing the incredible blessings of God, that includes the greatest gift of God – to receive eternal life – and to live forever, initially for a thousand years on earth and then later in heaven.

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5 It's time to accept there is much to learn.

In a Nutshell "We need to change the focus of life - away from ourselves & towards God and others. Selfishness kills life. That can be changed with a right focus. Special knowledge is available."

What do we need to know and how urgent are these things? What can you do as just one person?

For a start, just look at our current state of knowledge and attitude. It is summed up very well in (a shortened version) Paradise for Our Time, written by Herbert K. Long

"Today, we have bigger houses and smaller families; More conveniences, but less time;

We have more degrees, but less common sense; More knowledge, but less judgment.

We have more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.

We spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get to angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, Read too little, watch TV too often, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too little and lie too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life; We've added years to life, not life to years. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less.

We've conquered outer space, but not inner space. We've split the atom, but not our prejudice;

We write more, but learn less; plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait;

We have higher incomes, but lower morals. We are long on quantity, but short on quality. More kinds of food, but less nutrition; Two incomes, but more divorce; Fancier houses, but broken homes.

Enjoy every day, every hour, and every minute is special. And you don't know if it will be your last".

Readers will almost certainly recognize these things in the world and perhaps even in themselves.

In short, we think too much on ourselves and not enough about others. We don't even realize that we cannot give our best to others unless we have been changed by the God who created this universe. And if we don't seek and achieve that change, we will continue living in a way that will continue to promote everything that is wrong in man.

We need to think more on who we were created to BE, to change the emphasis from DOING to BEING. As you will see, our time is limited, not only be our own death, but also by the various elements of God's plan. As you read on, you will be in no doubt as to all that is going on in the world, what is going to happen and what each person needs to consider for themselves. In that way, their lives will be saved forever and God and fellow man will be of highest importance.

Now you have read the full introduction, please choose a link where you would like to begin (including the extra 5 links below)

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So, for the whole world, and for individuals, it's time for what? 

    1. It's time to ask some "why's" and "how's". How and why the world got into this mess – looking back to the guidance of history and looking ahead to future events and prospects that are known. This part will outline the conflict coming out of unequal distribution of resources, effects of climate, geography, politics, wars and the like. Go to the It's time to ask some "why's" and "how's" page.
    2. It'st ime to clearly outline the crisis of life in the world. A brief summary of the crisis in this world, affecting all its peoples.
    3. It's time to seek better useful knowledge and truth. Has mankind fully utilized all the knowledge at his disposal? Has there been vital information missing or ignored?
    4. It's time to recognize the real basis of life. The One who constituted the world, is the One who has been ignored. But God has a plan. We are in the second stage of that plan right now. When you realize this you will no longer wonder why the world is in its sad state. You will then know the truth that needs to be known.
    5. It's time to accept there is much to learn. This outline will include, not only the things we need to know now, including the urgency of the matter at this point in time. What can I do as just one person?

      (Please note that the first 5 links are the main part of the site, tell the whole story and are best read first. Links 6-10 are addition, summary type material and best read later, when the site is better understood by other reading. However, they are open at any time for you)

    6. Critical or urgent issues for everybody
    7. How soon is all this going to happen?
    8. Want to know more about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ?
    9. More teaching about the Christian life
    10. The Last Words 

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