Discerning the Times

Discerning the Times

By Pastor Robert West

“The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came and tempting desired him that he would show them a sign from heaven. He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, it will be fair weather; for the sky is red, and in the morning, it will be foul weather today: O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times” (Matthew 16:1-3)

  • Signs are not for true believers (Matthew 12:38-39)
  • False Prophets will use signs and wonders to deceive (Matthew 24:24)
  • Jesus was betrayed by a sign (Matthew 26:48)
  • False Christ’s will use signs and wonders to seduce (Mark 13:22)

As believers we are not to seek signs for signs are to follow us for unbelievers, which will be used to draw people to Christ. (Mark 16:17, 20)

Jesus said that we should be able to discern the signs of the times:

  • God’s children are to be able to see the times afar off (Ezekiel 12:27)
  • God’s children are to be able to observe and teach (Matthew 28:19-20)
  • God’s children are to be able to warn others of the times that they see are approaching (Ezekiel 3:17-19, 33:3=4, 2 Timothy 3:1-9)

As believers we are to stay in tuned with the Holy Spirit so we will be able to function properly, and by doing so many will see that there is only one Lord one faith and one baptism and one God who is the only wise God and our Father (Jude 1:25)