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What does the Scriptures say, is it a sign of the end time? Immediately when we come to mention the words ‘the time of the end’, it immediately brings to my mind the words of our Lord Jesus, as we find it here in: Matthew 24:4-5, 11, and 24;
4 “And Jesus answered and said unto them, ‘Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in My Name, saying, I am Christ: and shall deceive many.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”
In Matthew 24:4-5, we read that Jesus answered and said unto them: “Take heed that no man deceive you.” The whole of Matthew 24 like Mark 13 and Luke 21, are the three chapters recording for us the reply of our Lord Jesus to the question posed by his disciples regarding the signs of his coming and of ‘the time of the end’. Jesus’ first utterance about the time of the end, about the time of his coming is to ‘take heed that no man deceive you’. One of the outstanding features of the end time will be deception.
How do you deceive? You can only deceive by coming so close to the real thing that only the expert can tell the difference. For example if you use false money, nobody will be able to deceive anyone with a badly reproduced ten rand note but if that ten rand note is so close to the real ten rand note that the only way in which to tell the difference is by the serial number (if you know it) or by holding it up against the light to see the water mark, then that person will have managed to deceive. So what is the most vulnerable side of our human existence in which deception will hurt the most? It is in our faith. It is in our believing and therefore, what we must guard against in the end time, is to be deceived as far as our faith is concerned.
Therefore when we discuss the subject, Flying Saucers, I will be the first to admit that there are many of these phenomena. I believe they are of the devil himself and that they are imitation appearances. I will show you why I believe that Satan is fighting his last battle. My point that I want to reiterate is that there is a great deal of deception in these appearances.
I know there are large schools of thought in the Christian faith which consider this flying saucer phenomena solely as from the occult and
connected to spiritism. I would like to show you in the Bible that I do not agree. I believe much of that is real and an indication, a sign and a warning of things to come - things that man cannot imagine, that we’ve never dreamt of. Most of the things that are going to happen we’ve never dreamt of because you would not read of that in history books. You will not read of it in science books either but these unknown things are coming.
For example, when God warned Noah about the flood, the people had never seen a flood before. Noah had to believe God and Noah had to act accordingly. All but Noah’s family mocked that thought and therefore were unprepared because they reasoned, as most humans do - you want to reason from the known to the unknown and most of the things that are going to happen in connection with the coming of Christ is going to be the unknown as far as we are concerned. Except that I believe as it says in Amos, God will do nothing that He did not reveal first to his servants the prophets. Therefore I believe there’s nothing that will happen that we cannot find in the Bible and flying saucers I believe, is one of them.
It is a very comprehensive subject but this book will provide a complete introduction thereof and in which I would like to highlight some aspects of this subject:
Matthew 24:5, 11, 24;
5 “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ: and shall deceive many.”
Can you see there is a deception again.
11 “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.”
24 “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”
So these signs will appear to be a very, almost genuine appearance, of the ‘real’, to deceive the very elect. You can again see the emphasis on deception. We turn to Luke Chapter 21 which records our Lord Jesus’ reply in the words of Luke in answer to his disciples’ question regarding his second coming.
Luke 21:11, 25;
11 “And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.”
25 “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;”
Anticipating a little, (we’ll come back to it again) some of these fearful sights, these phenomena that have been observed in the skies, have seemed like huge ocean liners usually in the shape of a cigar but the size of our ocean liners. Some of the pilot ships that have emerged from these huge monsters in the skies have been seen on the ocean liners’ radar screens. We have sent up aircraft to investigate and they have found that some of them were friendly and some of them were hostile. Some of these aircraft that have gone in pursuit of them or to investigate them disintegrated in the skies, some of them just disappeared, and some never came back again.
Matthew 13 regarding the various parables:
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43;
24 “Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”
Let us now look at the interpretation of the parable from verse 36.
36 “Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom…..”
(So this good seed, the children of the kingdom, which is also called the wheat in the parable, are people. That is important, they are people and they were sowed by the Son of man).
“….but the tares are the children of the wicked one;”
The tares are also people and they are children of the offspring of the wicked one, in other words, they are the children of the devil. So, the field is the world and there are two classes of people in the world - those that are sowed by the Son of man and those that are sowed or planted by the devil. In other words, those that are the offspring of God and those that are the offspring of Satan, in the world.
39 “The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.”
So we see now the tares are people sowed by the devil and the wheat are also people, human beings, sowed by God. The field is the world, the reapers are the angels and the harvest is the end of the world.
40 “As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”
In other words, the angels will come in the harvest time, which is the end of the world and they will come and separate these two classes of people that are so intermingled that no one else can tell the difference except the angels. This is my interpretation. You have got to believe if you agree with my interpretation. You have got to accept it by faith, because to me it is too huge to comprehend with my mind. As the Americans say, ‘it boggles your mind’.
The angels will come and gather then out; and there are millions of people. The angels will come and gather those wicked people out from among the others. How are they going to gather them? Those people will have to be transported. Now see if I am being logical, they are going to be separated. Is there going to be a rapture then of wicked people, are wicked people just going to rise into the sky? How are they going to be transported? I believe, the Lord is going to use these chariots but I will show you many scriptures in the Bible where they have been used in that way to transport people.
I believe these are portents, these are the first outcroppings, the first signs, the first large drops that are thrown ahead of a huge thunderstorm,
especially here on the Highveldt. I don’t know what your weather is like in Switzerland or Germany but here in our country during October, November when you have a big storm coming, you can see it, you can feel it, you can hear it but there is no rain and then all of a sudden you hear clop-clop, a few large drops on the roof, sometimes even spots of hail but the real storm has not come yet, yet those are the signs of the storm.