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Summer Is Near - Contending for the Faith - Part Two

  “No, no,” you say. “Fall and winter are near—not summer—summer is waning.”   Yes, for those in the Northern Hemisphere, you are correct. But I’m not talking about the four seasons our Holy God put into place—governed by His sun and moon. [1] I’m talking about the season of which Jesus spoke when He said, “Now learn this parable from the f i g t r e e : When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that s u m m e r i s n e a r . So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors!” [2]   What is near and at the doors? Summer—the things leading up to this age’s final seven years and the great tribulation.   “Enough already with the doom and gloom!”   I hear your protests. And if life were like it was in 2019, I would cease and just focus on God’s greatness and the beauty of fall. But in just a few short years, life has plunged so far from the abundance and joy we experienced pre-covid—I can’t stop warning.