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There are many people right now trying to interpret the Prophecies of Daniel and the Holy Book of Revelations, and concluding that we are now at the end of times. How would we know the correct interpretation of these prophecies?

It is with anticipation we look to the Second Coming. Our journey in this worldly life must always find us prepared. Yet we must always be watchful as well.

"Beware of false teachers who come disguised as harmless sheep. But are wolves and will tear you apart. You can detect them by the way they act, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit. You need never confuse grapevines with thorn bushes or figs with thistles. We can always identify a tree from the fruit it produces.

A variety that produces delicious fruit never produces an inedible kind, and the opposite is very true.

Fruitless trees or those with inedible fruit  are chopped down and thrown in  the fire. Likewise, a person is identified by his actions. Not all who sound religious are really godly people. They may refer to Him as 'Lord' but still won't get to Heaven. For the decisive question is whether they obey the Father in Heaven.

"At the Judgment many will tell Me, 'Lord, Lord we told others about You and used Your Name to cast out demons and to do many great miracles. But I will reply, you have never been mine. Go away, for your deeds are evil" (Matthew 7:15-23).

I think the Key to the Kingdom of Heaven and the journey toward the Kingdom lie in obedience and not foreknowledge.
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