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THE ICHTHUS CHURCH > CHAPTER 25

The End of All Things Is Come Upon Us

While we are currently compelled, we will soon be coerced to transition our churches to house churches and to move them underground. Just around the corner, America’s churches will be shuttered, unless they subjugate themselves to a tyrannical state, which will demand that they acquiesce to government imposed apostasy. Church, as we’ve always known it, will be no more, in an unrecognizable America that would have been unimaginable to both our forefathers and Founding Fathers.

 

Christians and churches in America must now awake to the fact that we can no longer afford to be easily distracted by the things of the world. Instead, we must now devote ourselves earnestly and exclusively to the things of God. No longer can we foolishly exhaust ourselves in the futility of political activism, but we must employ ourselves full-time in the art of prayer, realizing that prayer is an art that must be learned (Luke 11:1). Every American Christian must immediately enroll in “Mary’s College,” which is found at the feet of Jesus, and enter posthaste into the school of prayer with Christ, classes for which are held in our personal prayer closets and praying house churches. 

 

Jesus taught that His house was to be called a house of prayer, not of preaching, teaching, singing, or fellowship (Matthew 21:13). According to the Scripture, prayer should be the saints’ full-time spiritual occupation (Ephesians 6:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:17). Make no mistake about it; if the army of God is to advance at all on the battlefields and under the barrage of an antichrist America, it will be upon our knees!   

 

It is imperative that we now take to heart the divinely inspired admonition of the Apostle Paul, found in 1 Corinthians 7:29-31. According to Paul, the imminence of Christ’s return, the shortness of time, and the urgency of our work all necessitate that we no longer waste time: (1) Catering to others—“It remaineth that both they that have wives be as though they had none” (2) Crying over disappointments—“And they that weep, as though they wept not” (3) Celebrating successes—“And they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not” (4) Caring for our possessions—“And they that buy, as though they possessed not,” and (5) Concerning ourselves with worldly things—“And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.”

 

As Peter exclaimed in 1 Peter 4:7, “the end of all things is come upon us.” Therefore, we should, as Paul taught the Philippians, “let our moderation be known to all men,” since “the Lord is at hand” (Philippians 4:5). In light of the imminence of Christ’s Second Coming, why should we get caught up in or carried away with the fleeting things of this fallen world, all of which will be swept into the dustbin of eternal oblivion as soon as our Lord splits the eastern sky? 

 

Truly, the time has come for us to prepare to meet our God and to give an account of ourselves to Christ, the Son to whom the Father has committed all judgment (Amos 4:12; Romans 14:12; John 5:22). Furthermore, it’s time for us to realize the urgency of our work. As time runs out on our sinking and God-forsaken ship of state, we need to get the life preserver of the Gospel to as many of our fellow Americans as possible. It will soon be too late for the immortal souls of our lost family members, friends, and countrymen. What cost are we willing to pay and what haste are we willing to make to be used by Christ to snatch them like brands from the fire with His nail-scarred hand from the impending flames of eternal perdition?

Don Walton