Full text of renowned Bible teacher Derek Prince’s sermon titled “How to Face the Last Days Without Fear: Derek Prince”. In this sermon, Derek Prince shares how we can face the Last Days, that is talked about in the Bible, without fear. Something very relevant in this time, with the coronavirus outbreak.
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Derek Prince – Renowned Bible Teacher
Now the proclamation that we’re going to make today is taken from Titus 2:11–14:
“The grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and godly in the present age; looking for the blessed hope, and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ who gave Himself for us that He might redeem us from every lawless deed, and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.”
My theme today is a message I’ve never preached before, so it will be interesting to see how it comes out. It is: How to Face the Last Days Without Fear.
The Bible has a great deal to say about the last days or the end time. It starts in the first book, Genesis, and goes on from book to book through the last book, Revelation.
A few days earlier I was in a medical facility for some routine medical tests. And I had at one time a doctor and two nurses there. And they asked me: “What do you think about the condition in the world today?”
I said, I believe we’re living in the last days. And rather to my surprise all three of them indicated really that they believed that was true. It was quite surprising.
So, I want to speak to you today about how to approach the last days. We’ve already heard in prophetic messages that this will be a time of severe testing. I believe that it will be the time of the severest testing that humanity has ever experienced.
I just want to list, very briefly, some of the serious statements made in Scripture about the last days. Then I’m going to go on to the really practical issues: How can we face these last days without fear?
In 2 Timothy 3:1, Paul says to Timothy: Know this — It’s very emphatic. You can be certain of one thing, this you must not forget — …that in the last days perilous times will come. The word that’s translated perilous only occurs in one other place in the Greek New Testament. And that is used to describe two demon possessed men who came to meet Jesus on the east shore of the Sea of Galilee. And there it is translated fierce. It says they were exceedingly fierce.
So, what the Scripture is telling us is that in the last days fierce times will come. I think that’s a much better translation than perilous. And Paul goes on in that chapter to give the reason. The reason is the deterioration of human character, ethics and morals. And he lists eighteen moral blemishes that will be conspicuous in the last days. Three of them are things that people love.