“MANY DOES NOT MEAN ALL” .
(Let us avoid hasty and unrealistic generalizations)
1 Timothy 4:1 (KJV)
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times #some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Matthew 24:11-12 (KJV)
And #many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
2 Peter 2:2 (KJV)
2 And #many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
Matthew 7:22 (KJV)
22 #Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
The bible does not keep us in the dark concerning future events .The word of God in prophecy predicted end of the age events ahead of time and severally used the phrase
‘MANY ‘ to describe the victims of the end of the age .
The crisis of the endtime hour is the crisis of many .
The word Many simply means numerous or the vast majority .
Over and over ,the bible used the word MANY to make us to understand the vast majority that will either be deceived, led astray or fall away from the faith in the end time.
Although The bible says MANY but it didn’t say ALL !
Many will depart from the faith but not all !
Many false prophets will arise but not all !
Many shall be deceived but not all !
Many shall be offended but not all
Iniquity ( lawlessness ) shall abound and the love of many shall waxed cold but not all !
Many shall say unto him in eternity , we prophesied in your name , we cast out devils in your name but they will end up as cast away but not all !
I am literarily worried with so many presentations on Facebook and other media platforms concerning the endtime events .
I see a lot of submissions that suggests that the evil of the era is very general . There are lots of articles and write ups with captions like
The fallen church ,the dead church etc .
I have listened to those who claimed that Jesus appeared to them and gave them messages for the church , I have read the testimonies of those who came from the afterlife and relayed their encounters with Jesus ,and in that encounter Jesus was lamenting and weeping that the church has failed ,fallen ,Dead and naked .
Supernatural encounters are real but they don’t contradict the written word .
Isaiah 8:20 (KJV)
20 To the law and to the testimony:
if they speak not according to this word,
it is because there is no light in them.
God has given us the written and the settled word as a reality check for every spiritual experience and encounter and no matter how beautiful and fantastic an heavenly encounter is, it must not contradict the word . If it does , it should be discarded regardless who had them .
The crisis of the endtime is the crisis of MANY but many does not mean all !
Most of these blind presentations that has generalized all the woes in the church are unrealistic and unscriptural !
A lot of us think we are sounding an alarm but a closer look at our writings, we are simply creating panics .
There is a difference between sounding an alarm and merely creating panics !
We must be realistic in our sentiments, we must avoid hasty generalization .
When the bible says ‘ many ‘, the word of God is not generalizing ! and we must not .
God is a God of remnant !
During the low moment of elijah , when he stood before God, he hastily generalized in his assessment of things .
1 Kings 19:9-10 (KJV)
9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah? 10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
1 Kings 19:18 (KJV)
18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.
Elijah was unrealistic in his assessment of the the situation, they have slain thy prophets and I am the only one left ….but he got to know that day that God is a God of remnant !
Regardless the fall away from faith, regardless those whose love had gone cold ,regardless the vast majority of false prophets rising in the land today ,There will still be a remnant in The land !
Knowing this ,we must avoid hasty generalization when dealing with the prophecies and the events concerning the endtime !
The bible never said All but Many ! So there is no need to fear or panic.
Furthermore ,These endtime prophecies were not given to frighten the church or to cause the children of God to panic ,but to give us a prophetic foreknowledge about the end time!
2 Timothy 3:1 (KJV)
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
The essence of God telling us about the perilous times In the days ahead is in the first three words of this scripture ;
“This know also ”
God is not trying to frighten us with the word perilous days , he is simply giving us a foreknowledge of it ! He simply wants us to have a divine knowing!
1 John 2:20 (KJV)
But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
God never intend to be your God and for you to be his people without giving you the foreknowledge and the supernatural ability to see into the future and know what is going to happen, when it is going to happen, and how it is going to happen !
John 16:13 (KJV)
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
You have received the Holy Spirit not to merely speak with an unknown tongue ,but to take you beyond the natural realm and lift the veil over the future so you can know the things to come!
God never intends for his people to be ignorant of what is to come !
God does not delight in keeping the future shrouded in mystery from his own covenant people .
Ephesians 1:9 (KJV)
Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
A whole lot of people have not accurately handled the interpretation of the endtime prophecies the way they should .
Some have conceded the endtime hour to satan !
It has been made to look as if satan will have a field day and completely dominate the endtime with his evil agenda .
But put this in your spirit …
SATAN WILL NOT OUT-DO GOD IN THE ENDTIME !
The Holy Spirit impressed this strongly in my heart.
SATAN WILL NOT OUT-DO GOD IN THE ENDTIME !
he has never defeated God s agenda right from the beginning of time and throughout the ages past even till now and please take note that God is not in a two horse race with satan in the endtime as we have been made to Believe, His agenda is far bigger and well planned than that of the devil !
Satan no doubt has his own evil agenda , but he will not out-do God in the endtime !
Numbers 14:21 (KJV)
But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.
It is time we keep our eyes on the bigger picture and stop spreading fear and unnecessary panic through ignorance .
The bible says in:
Psalms 118:24 (KJV)
This is the day which the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
that also includes the endtime !
The endtime hour is God’s own creation and Not the devil and it is also the time for the saints of the most high to rejoice and be glad in it as they do in everyday life!
Be vigilant …
Contributor: Evangelist Ugo Wems.