Will You be... – Pete Garcia - https://www.rev310.net/post/will-you-be-marked-safe-from-the-rapture
Mere moments after the Rapture of the Church, people will turn to social media to see what just happened. People who, just moments before, lived their lives up until that moment caught somewhere between full-blown normalcy bias and varying shades of laissez-faire, to outright contempt of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, will have just had their worlds turned upside down.
From the sheer volume of motor vehicle accidents that choke every road and highway in the seconds following to the jarring discovery of the disappearances of children, family, friends, and co-workers, this day will be marked and remembered even down to the hour and the minute. To those left behind, there will be the way life was before it happened, and the way life changed forever because of it. The Rapture of the Church will no longer be mocked as a joke or a punchline because it will become a life-changing reality for billions of people who are left on the planet.
Initially, people will flock to local churches seeking answers, only to find them either closed or abandoned. The churches that are still open and functioning, will either be mourning in a state of disbelief, or they will be in shock trying to rationalize what just happened. Either way, the Rapture of the Church will no longer be mocked as false or escapist doctrine, because it will become a life-changing reality for billions of people who are left on the planet.
City and state officials will attempt to impose curfews and lockdowns but will be unable to enforce them. Cities of all shapes and sizes around the world will begin to collapse, but how fast they do, will largely depend on how fragile they were prior to the Rapture itself. Here in the US, cities like Chicago, San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Detroit, St. Louis, New Orleans, and Washington D.C. will likely fall apart within hours of the event (if not sooner). The ensuing destruction and chaos will make the looting and rioting of the summer of 2020, look like a walk in the park. People will flee the cities only to find the highways out of town gridlocked. The Rapture of the Church will no longer be a fringe lunatic theory because it will become a life-changing crisis for billions of people who are left on the planet.
Adding insult to injury, when this collapse begins, there won't be anyone left to stop the chaos. Law enforcement and emergency services (what's left of them) will either be in no shape to respond to incidents (undermanned) or will be physically unable to respond, given the blockages through every major thoroughfare and the fact they are already overwhelmed. The sheer volume of random rapes, murders, violent attacks, and robberies, will either go unreported, or unanswered. The uncontrollable mayhem that follows will become the 'new normal.' The lack of justice, will cause any remaining communities to band together, or go tribal (i.e., aligning by race, culture, religion, or ethnicity), and turn to vigilantism to attempt to thwart the roving gangs and criminals taking advantage of the ensuing crisis. The Rapture of the Church will no longer be imaginary or irrelevant because it will become a life-changing crisis for billions of people who are left on the planet.
Those professionals who held critical jobs in their communities will be gone. People will no longer show up to work, or pay bills. The local power grids, utility, and internet services will like to start to falter within days, causing massive blackouts. Supply chains around the world will become severely disrupted causing immediate shortages of basic supplies everywhere. Looting and pillaging will have shuttered gas stations and hospitals, rendering them virtually unusable. Patients who are left behind in prisons, nursing homes, hospice care, and hospitals, will likely be abandoned if not killed outright. The Rapture of the Church will no longer be inconsequential to everyday life because it will become a life-changing crisis for billions of people who are left on the planet.
As cities around the nation began to collapse, the federal government and governments around the world will declare Martial Law, in hopes to get a handle on what just happened. But without functioning agencies and militaries, their hopes will turn to AI, autonomous weapon systems, and automation to help stave off total collapse. Nations began to propagandize common-themed messages of (pick an excuse) as a means to calm the nerves of their panicked citizenry. FEMA camps and military bases are converted into temporary housing for compliant citizens, but the remaining and vast portion of the nation lay in a hype-state of lawlessness. The Rapture of the Church will no longer be a wacky religious conspiracy theory because it will become a life-changing crisis for billions of people who are left on the planet.
"Michele Bachmann predicted I would bring about the biblical end of days. Now that's big. ... Lincoln, Washington — they didn't do that." Barak Hussein Obama, mocking God at the White House Correspondents Dinner, April 25th, 2015
The Rapture of the Church is one of the most reviled, mocked, and dismissed doctrines in the entire Bible, despite its numerous explanations throughout the New Testament. But it's not just the godless pagans like BHO above who mock our Blessed Hope, but those within Christendom professing to be men and women of God. I won't waste any more precious literary real estate listing the countless quotes of all those who ignorantly mock the Biblical view of the last days, but I did find an interesting correlation between two fairly recent studies.
2016: Out of the 1,000 senior Protestant pastors surveyed, only a third (36 percent) believed in a pre-tribulation rapture where Christians disappear at the start of the apocalypse and those left behind suffer tribulation. Thirty-six percent of pastors say the rapture is not literal, while almost 1 in 5 believe the rapture happens after the tribulation (18 percent).
2022: The nationwide study of about 1,000 Christian pastors found that just slightly more than a third (37%) of the U.S. pastors hold a biblical worldview. The majority (62%) possess a hybrid worldview known as Syncretism. (Source)
I don't know if there is some underlying correlation between the similar percentages, other than to say, when you don't take the end times seriously, the rest of your doctrinal positions grow flimsy. I can't think of a single, solitary Pre-Millennial, Pre-Tribulational Dispensational pastor or theologian who I've followed over the past 15 years who drifted away (theologically speaking). It's not to say that you must believe in the Rapture to not apostatize, but when you dismiss the Rapture, you're not just dismissing the Rapture of the Church. Since Bible prophecy makes up over a quarter of your Bible, even those prophetic passages are interwoven throughout almost every book of the Bible (save Ezra, Esther, 3 John, Philemon). So when you dismiss the Rapture, you end up dismissing other critical doctrines like the nature of the Church (Ecclesiology), the nature of both spiritual and national Israel (Israelology), and the rest of Eschatology (the study of last things).
According to “The Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy” by J. Barton Payne, there are 1,239 prophecies in the Old Testament and 578 prophecies in the New Testament for a total of 1,817. These prophecies are contained in 8,352 of the Bible’s verses. Since there are 31,124 verses in the Bible, the 8,352 verses that contain prophecy constitute 26.8 percent of the Bible’s volume.
We are in the last days. Moreover, we are in the last seconds of the last days. Like Noah, we have moved past the construction of the ark. While we are currently preaching and pleading for those to come to salvation, we are now starting to the supernatural signs of the times coming in like the pairs of animals uniformly marching toward the ark.
Jesus said that the days just before His return would be like the days of Noah. And if this is true, then the signs Jesus gave us are signs designed to point watching believers to the nearness of His soon return. But what were the signs given in Noah’s day pointing toward the soon coming of the flood?
The last thing that happened before the Flood came, was that God shut the door to the ark Himself. Folks, the window of time to come salvation is quickly closing. You do not want to go through the Tribulation. It will be a horrifying time of death, wickedness, and misery. In fact, Jesus said it would be the worst time in all of human history (including the Flood). From the Rapture to the end of the seven-year Tribulation, nearly the entire world's population will die from war, famine, pestilence, demonic attacks, criminal violence, martyrdom, or divine punishment. That means yes, nearly eight billion people will be dead before the end of this short period of time. If you don't know Jesus Christ, you need to:
A- Admit you're a sinner, acknowledge your inability to pay for your own sins (Romans 3:9-12, 23, 6:23, 5:8)
B- Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for your salvation. Place your faith in His finished work- that being His sinless death, burial, and resurrection (John 3:16-18, 1 Cor. 15:1-5)
C- Call upon the name of the Lord, professing Him with your lips, and believing in your heart...and you SHALL be saved (Romans 10:9-13)
If you are a Christian, you need to get serious about your faith. Recognize that this generation is blessed beyond measure to be the only generation since Christ ascended into glory to meet all the prophetic requirements. Israel's back in her land and in control. The convergence of all the prophetic technological, geopolitical, economic, and spiritual signs. Don't be like the dead church at Sardis, who is taken by surprise at that coming of our Lord. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you (Rev. 3:3). Brothers and sisters, you're quickly losing your ability to store up your treasure in heaven. The door which is open now is only open because no one can shut it. But God is getting ready to shut that door just as He did with the ark.
“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write,
‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”: “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown...Revelation 3:8-11
So will you be marked safe from the Rapture, only to endure the most horrifying hour of trial that will come upon the whole earth? Or will you be caught up to that open door in heaven to experience eternal bliss, peace, joy, love, and glory forever with your Creator?
After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.” Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. Rev. 4:1-2
Mideast Review: Straight Out Of The Pages Of Ezekiel - Amir Tsarfati - https://harbingersdaily.com/mideast-review-w-amir-tsarfati-straight-out-of-the-pages-of-ezekiel/
For those of you who watched my Breaking News on Monday, you know that Iran has finally announced that they are nuclear weapons ready. I have been warning about this over and over these past months, but the time has now arrived. Kamal Kharazi, head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations and an aide to Supreme Leader Ali Khamanei, announced Sunday that “we have the technical capabilities to manufacture a nuclear bomb…. We can easily produce 90% enriched uranium.” They have the technology for a bomb and they can easily manufacture weapons-grade uranium. The only thing that’s stopping its creation is their decision to do so.
Both the US and Israel have pledged that Iran will never build that nuclear weapon. During President Biden’s visit to Israel last week (more on that below), he vowed that the US will “use all elements of its national power” to stop Iran from going nuclear. Israel’s army chief Aviv Kohavi was even more straight-forward, saying, “Preparing a military option against the Iranian nuclear program is a moral obligation and a national security order.” The IDF is carrying out this order through its focused preparations and development of attack plans. The fact that he declared it to be an order means that it will be carried out at some point.
Not everyone is against Iran and their aspirations. A trilateral summit was held this week in Tehran with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joining the president of the host country, Ebrahim Raisi. Together this Ezekiel 38 trio were quite the sight as they smiled and held hands. Actually, everyone smiled except Erdogan, who gazed off to the side looking a bit like he was trying to remember if he had left the curling iron plugged in back at the hotel.
Everyone gained big from the meetings. Iran agreed to purchase all their wheat needs from Russia, now that Turkey appears to be ready to let stolen Ukrainian wheat pass out of the Black Sea. Iran committed to buying gas and oil from Russia. In return, Tehran committed to continuing their sale of weapons-grade UAVs to Moscow. In a press conference US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley sternly warned Iran to stop the UAV sales, admonishing them to “not do that”. Iran’s Raisi was heard to respond, “Austin and Milley? Aren’t they that new country duo I heard on iTunes?”
Turkey got the other two countries to reiterate their hatred for the Kurds, a disdain that led to them striking a mountain resort in Zakho, Dohuk Province, Iraq, killing eight Kurdish tourists and wounding 23 more. This situation is heating up as the Iraqi National Security Council has ordered their envoy to Ankara to return home. By this morning, all Arab nations have strongly condemned this attack. This situation will be interesting to watch develop. Erdogan also repeated his threat to block Sweden and Finland joining NATO unless they fulfill their obligations in the “war on terror”, which to him means dealing with Turkish opposition activists in their own countries.
This summit in Tehran has incredible biblical significance. The world has shifted significantly since these three last met. The war in Ukraine has far-reaching significance. There is a search for energy sources other than Russia, since so many nations are punitively abandoning them. This has opened the door for Israel to become “the darling of Europe” with its massive gas fields. In the midst of these monumental shifts, we see these three leaders of collapsing economies – Putin, Erdogan, and Raisi – coming together once again to join their interests. To these countries, Israel will look more and more like the answer to their monetary woes. This is exactly the situation that Scripture spells out! Ezekiel 38 is a war of financial gains and economic interests, and to these nations Israel looks ripe for the picking. We best keep our eyes to the skies; Jesus is coming soon!
One more story breaking this morning to possibly add into the above Ezekiel 38 mix. In a move that smacks of the Iron Curtain days, the Russian Ministry of Justice has asked that the Russian branch of the Jewish Agency for Israel be dissolved. This non-profit organization is the world’s largest agency for assisting Jews emigrating to Israel. This is just another way that Putin seems to be picking a fight with Israel. You can learn all about this on my Breaking News Update from this morning.
In the shadow of the above signing of a billion-dollar oil and gas agreement with Gazprom by Iran, the Russian energy company has announced that it may not be able to meet its commitments due to force majeure or an act of God. Supplies have significantly dropped resulting from Russia’s actions in Ukraine. However, invoking the force majeure clause in this case is reminiscent to intentionally poking yourself in the eye then calling your blindness an act of God.
Israel is also out building deeper relationships. This past week the country approved the outline of an agreement with the US, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt to allow the removal of international peace keeping forces from the two strategic Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir, giving control of the isles to Saudi Arabia. Soon after, Saudi Arabia announced they would open their airspace to all airlines, including Israel. Flights from Tel Aviv to Jeddah have already begun to appear on departure signs in Ben Gurion airport.
US President Joe Biden visited Israel last week. While there, he spent time at Augusta Victoria Hospital in East Jerusalem which caters primarily to the Arab population. Unfortunately, offers by Israeli officials to accompany his visit were rebuffed, an unusual and telling move indicating his administration’s position that the eastern portion of the city does not belong to Israel. While there the president announced $100 million for Palestinian hospitals. The money, however, will be sent through the Palestinian system, which means it will mostly stay in the pockets of the leadership. When he did find time to spend with his host country’s leaders, Biden met with Israeli prime minister du jour Yair Lapid. They talked about Iran’s nuclear aspirations, Saudi Arabia, and how to run a country when nobody likes you.
From Israel, Biden traveled to Saudi Arabia, where he enjoyed a fist bump with the man that he has intimated is guilty of ordering the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. This friendly gesture with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman led to an absolute meltdown by the liberal media, calling out the president for hypocrisy and a disregard for human rights. I admit that I probably enjoyed it a little too much. In contrast to the pageantry surrounding the previous president’s visit to the Saudi kingdom, this president received no welcome nor farewell at the airport by either the king or the crown prince. However, when President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed departed Jeddah after also meeting with President Biden, he was seen off at the airport by MBS.
Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary-general of Hezbollah, continues to challenge Jerusalem in his bid to shift the maritime border between Israel and Lebanon. Now he is demanding that Israel hand over a long-closed railroad tunnel that crosses the border between the two countries. Israel refuses, saying that handing the tunnel over would put at risk of attack the nearby Kibbutz Rosh Hanikra. Most observers, even opponents of Hezbollah in Beirut, see this as just another attempt to complicate the maritime border talks.
It is very possible that this issue will continue to heat up. Nasrallah seems determined to draw Lebanon and Israel into a war over the Karish gas field. Just Monday, the IDF downed another drone after it crossed into Israeli airspace. The previous week, three other Hezbollah drones were shot out of the sky.
Moving to the opposite end of Israel, four rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel late Saturday night. The Iron Dome missile defense system neutralized the threat. In response, Israel’s air force struck a major rocket production site in Gaza.
Finally, a heat wave descended last week over Europe sending temperatures soaring. Record temperatures were seen in many countries, including the British Isles, and more than 1,900 people in Spain and Portugal alone have lost their lives from heat-related causes. Resultant wildfires have forced thousands of people from their homes in France, Portugal, Spain, and Greece.
Is China Attacking US? - by Bill Perkins - https://compass.org/is-china-attacking-us/
With all the lies coming from our government, from the news and from the Internet, we have to be careful what information we trust.
I had a politically well-connected good friend once tell me not to pay attention too much to the news because that's what they want you to think about.
Instead, he said it was more important what they don't talk about. He told me this 20 years ago and I'm just now understanding what he meant.
Today we see the big media networks all talking about elections. They poll different things and talk about the Democrats or Republicans losing or gaining house seats.
They talk about the Supreme Court rulings like Roe vs. Wade and the protests at their personal homes... and now even their neighbors' homes.
They'll talk about ridiculous things like men having babies or the push to change men into women or vice-versa. Or other issues like inflation, the border, or the inability of Biden to read his teleprompter.
But no one is talking about the "elephant in the room"—that va((inated people are dropping dead all over the place. Not unva((inated people, they're doing fine. It's the va((inated who are dying.
The more va((ine shots they've had, the more likely they'll drop dead. Now we're getting the proof that this is by design—the va((ines were created to kill people. That sounds almost unbelievable but keep reading.
We get little bits of info here and there on this from alternate media. But if you talk about va((ines on social media, it's immediately scrubbed.
Well-credentialed doctors are losing their licenses to practice medicine because they point out the obvious fact that va((ines are responsible for most of the unexpected deaths happening every day.
So how long can they keep this charade going? Certainly not forever. The deaths are beginning to escalate. So the Globalists/Satanists continue to lie to cover it up as long as possible.
We showed in the past that the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its global leader wanna-bes are trying to take over the world.
But realistically, that just doesn't pass the sniff test. They have no army, no money and at the moment they actually control zero. All they do is talk. Does the king have no clothes? Or who is really behind them?
There is a country, a quite powerful country, that IS trying to conquer us. And the facts are beginning to emerge.
Naomi Wolf, a Clinton policy-lover and liberal feminist blogger who voted for Biden, has been researching the Pfizer document dumps and has assembled an astonishing picture. And she's found that China is in the middle of all of this—their fingerprints are on everything.
Wolf is telling everyone who will listen that from her research she believes we are in a war for our country against China...and that we're in the last of ten phases of being conquered.
Her research shows China is controlling Brandon, pulling the strings of our government, disrupting the food and energy distribution, and even messing with our weather. They're well on their way to accomplishing our demise.
You can listen to the first 3 or 4 minutes of this video for a recap of what she thinks is going on. It's fascinating. Scroll down to find the video interview with Dr. Mercola.
CLICK HERE (Just watch the first four minutes for an overview/recap)
Wolf is apparently not a born-again Believer, but you get the impression the Lord may be working in her heart because she makes little references here and there to the Messiah. So first and foremost, do pray for her salvation.
But continuing with her researching the document dump by Pfizer, she's dumbfounded by what she's finding. In a recent blog titled "Facing the Beast" she wrote:
"The enemy is within our very bodies.
"Since I first started reading the reports produced by the 3,000 medical and scientific experts of the WarRoom/DailyClout Pfizer Documents Research Volunteers team, based on the 55,000 Pfizer documents released under court order, I knew I was seeing not just medicine gone wrong, not just a greedy pharmaceutical company and a regulatory agency that was fully corrupted, but rather, or additionally, I was seeing a massive act of war.(1)
"When I saw the eighteen months’ worth of sudden deaths, slow deaths, encephalies, strokes, heart attacks, pericarditis, myocarditis, Guillain Barre, Bell’s palsy, MS, blood clots, lung clots, leg clots, blue-green breast milk, spontaneous abortions, stillbirths, neonatal seizures, neonatal multi-organ system failure, liver damage, kidney damage, suppressed lactation, suppressed sperm count, disrupted menses, all detailed in the Pfizer documents;
"When I saw the fact that 34,000 plus of the 42,000 plus adverse events 'cases' itemized in the worldwide rollout of the Pfizer injections, were sustained in the US — with the next largest group being sustained in Western Europe — and that the 56 countries around the world that also had Pfizer injections rolled out amounted for only a bit over 7,000 adverse events total — I knew I was seeing not just medicine gone wrong on a massive scale, but rather that I was seeing an act of war.
"When I saw the doubling of neonatal deaths in country after country, the rise of 34% above normal in stillbirths and spontaneous abortions for vaccinated versus unvaccinated mothers; when I saw that 3,816 vaccinated women in the VAERS database lost their babies — 57% of all the neonatal deaths in all the time that VAERS records had been kept;(2)
"When I saw that of 36 pregnancies followed in the Pfizer documents, 28 of the babies died(3); when I saw the rise of 40 per cent in death rates and the shocking rise in cases of disability in the West(4) I knew I was not seeing just medicine gone wrong on a massive scale, but that I was witnessing an act of war."
The article goes on to show details that factually tie the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) into the va((ines. It's an eye-opener to say the least--and if she is correct, somehow the WEF is in bed with China. You can read the whole article CLICK HERE.
Naomi also believes that in late October a gigantic problem will be foisted on America... just in time for mail-in ballots to be necessary.
Hey, ballot stuffing worked in the past, why not use it again!
That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun. Eccl. 1:9
“Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots?" Jer. 13:23
Does It Not Seem as Though We Live in a Twilight Zone? – Jonathan Brentner - https://www.jonathanbrentner.com/https/jonathan-brentner-g8fgsquarespacecom/config/2022/7/16/living-in-a-twilight-zone
I often feel as though I have ventured into an episode of The Twilight Zone. Rod Serling began his television series in 1959 and those familiar with the show remember Serling's sense of dystopian fiction that stretched the limits of our imaginations. Who can forget the iconic scenes, plot twists, and bizarre endings?
Life today seems like something that even goes beyond what Rod Serling envisioned for his broadcasts. There's a vast disconnect between reality and the popular truth that confronts us daily on the mainstream news and social media (via the fact checkers). It makes my head spin!
It's dystopian fiction at its best, but this time it's not a TV show depicting a make-believe world; the lies are portrayed as reality and readily believed by mainstream media addicts.
Janet Yellen, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, recently bragged about the health of America's economy. This is gaslighting at its best. Soaring food, fuel, and natural gas prices have stretched many people, especially those on fixed incomes, well beyond their breaking point. And the current crisis in America is just the beginning of the turmoil that many predict will grow steadily worse.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon recently warned about a coming “economic hurricane” for later this year. He is just one of many voices warning of the coming economic storm for the United States.
I could cite many other examples of where today’s messages on the mainstream and social media do not line up with reality. Some call it “gaslighting” and it’s surely all that. I like the term “dystopian fiction” as a description of the wide gulf between the “popular line” and reality that’s become the fog of living in this Twilight Zone.
THE FOG OF THE TWILIGHT ZONE INVADES THE CHURCH
Walking into many churches today is also like entering a Twilight Zone. There we hear a message that life is all good and we can experience our “best life now.” Five-year plans are made without even a fleeting thought of Jesus’ imminent appearing or the dark threatening clouds on the horizon.
It’s like a church shrouded in fog so that it’s unaware of the outside world and the many prophetic signs telling us that we live in the last days.
I am reminded again of Kari Jobe’s song: Amen (Simple Gospel). It begins with wonderful words affirming the Gospel, but ends with a false message of hope, which exemplifies the disconnect with reality that we find in far too many churches today.
The words below come from the last stanza of her song:
The church will arise
With power and love
Our cities will know
The glory of God
The future is bright
There's nothing to fear
Revival is now
The Kingdom is here
Such sentiment sounds great, but it’s not what the Bible teaches.
First, the song makes the church the object of our hope rather than Jesus. Many today believe that the church will so change the world that it, not Jesus, will initiate the millennium. The Lord thus returns afterward rather than before this time of peace.
Even pastors that reject such teaching communicate a message exalting the church as our refuge during perilous times.
Second, the words quoted above from the song do not agree with what the Bible says about the day in which we live. Biblical prophecy pictures the last days as being awash in lawlessness, deception, extreme wickedness, corruption, and violence. This is today, and it’s all leading to the rule of the antichrist.
The words to the song tell us that “the future is bright.” However, I live in a country that’s screaming for God’s judgment. A nation led by fanatical advocates of abortion up to birth and all that the LBGTQ stands for surely invites a stern response from God.
Adding fuel to the fire, Biden recently advocated the dividing of Jerusalem and a radical two-state solution for Israel with 1969 boundaries that will leave the nation defenseless against its foes.
So far, the Lord has been remarkably patient with the U.S.
JESUS’ IMMINENT APPEARING IS THE REASON FOR OUR GLORIOUSLY BRIGHT FUTURE
Our future is glorious and bright, however, solely because of Jesus’ imminent appearing.
The myriad of signs pointing to the approaching seven-year Tribulation tell us that Jesus is coming for us soon. We live on the cusp of the Lord fulfilling His promises to us in passages such as John 14:1-3, Philippians 3:20-21, and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.
The Rapture signifies a bright future for us; it marks the beginning of an eternal and amazing adventure for us.
Sadly, many saints today never hear any mention of the over-the-top joy and excitement ahead for them. It's a truly glorious message!
A sound biblical outlook on what lies ahead yields unexplainable and wonderful peace within us. I cannot imagine getting up each morning to face this world without the eternal perspective we see throughout Scripture. The world is a scary place, but an understanding of biblical prophecy yields the fruit of peace deep within us.
We live in the season of Jesus' appearing to take us home to heaven. It's not about date-setting, but about understanding the multitude of signs God gave us in His Word that reveal the nearness of the Rapture.
Jesus rebuked the Pharisees and Sadducees who did not recognize the signs that their Messiah stood in their presence (Matthew 16:1-4). Would not the Lord have a similar reprimand for church leaders today who remain oblivious to all the indications that the Tribulation period is rapidly approaching?
We will certainly not endure the wrath of God that the apostle John describes for us in Revelation 6-18. However, because of the day in which we live, we must be ready for perilous times ahead before Jesus whisks us up to the place that He’s preparing for us.
Or then again, the Lord could come for us today!
My book, The Triumph of the Redeemed, lays a solid biblical foundation for why we can approach the perilous times in which we live with joyous hope. The book explains the basis for our amazing and wonderful expectation of meeting Jesus in the air before the time of wrath that's coming upon the world (1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11).
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Daily Jot: The Farm Chronicles: Time in a box - Bill Wilson – www.dailyjot.com
When I was a young pup, maybe six or seven, I became quite curious about the stuff in the house. On the second floor at the top of the steps was a latched door leading into a half story room we called the second floor attic (because there were creepy steps from my bedroom behind another latched door leading to the third floor attic, which was less than a half a story). Behind the second floor door, there were many mysteries and not a lot of clues. An old library table, circa 1870, several old trunks, lamp tables, candlestick makers, tools and more. It was like a family museum. When nobody was home, I used to sneak into the attic to see what I could find and kind of dream about those who came before me.
In the linen cupboards at the top of the steps, my explorations uncovered at small, rectangle wooden box with a poinsettia design on the lid and sides. It contained lots of odds and ends. Old cuff links with my great grandfather’s initials, old tin makeup cases, a delicate hand fan with butterfly patterns in lace and several old pocket watches were jammed into this curious box. One of the gold plated watches was engraved with “CEW” in script. It was my great grandfather’s, Charles Edwin Wilson, born in 1856. After checking around, I found that this watch was made around 1890 by the Hampden Watch Company, a major employer of Canton, Ohio.
Many years go by and I was home from my first full time job as a broadcast journalist in Kansas City, Mo. And I got to poking around again and found that old poinsettia box. One of the watches had a horsehead engraved on it, and it gave me an idea. I would search for another pocket watch like it, but I would get one with three horseheads on it—one each representing my Dad’s three sons—and give it to Dad for his Christmas/Birthday gift. He absolutely loved it. When he passed on, I wanted to keep the watch, but couldn’t find it. We looked everywhere. No deal. I even prayed to find that watch. Another 13 years go by. My mother passed on and Chris and I were left to clear out the farm and set things in order.
Still, no sign of that watch. My mom had an extensive wardrobe and probably more shoes than Imelda Marcos. So we packed those up and many of my Dad’s clothes with which Mom could never bring herself to part. Put them in the back of the pickup truck because there were so many and took them to our friend Lucille Linton, mother of my horse showing colleague Lorraine. Lucille volunteered to take them to their church clothing ministry. A few days later, Lucille called. She had went through the pockets of the clothes, and found a watch that I might want. Indeed, she did! It gave new meaning to Luke 8:17, “For nothing is hidden that will not become known.” I still keep those watches in the poinsettia box and I think about how they kept time over the last 130 years of my family’s history. It’s not time in a bottle, but time in a box.
Daily Devotion: Live It and Share It - by Greg Laurie – www.harvest.org
Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe —1 Corinthians 1:21
https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/live-it-and-share-it/ - Listen
When it comes to evangelism, some Christians say, “I’ll just be a good example. I’ll be a model of what it means to be a Christian, and that will be my form of evangelism.”
By all means, be a model. Be a good example because that, in effect, earns you the right to articulate your faith. (And if you can’t be a good example, then I would prefer that you don’t preach the gospel.)
However, the primary way God brings people into the kingdom is through others verbally sharing the gospel with them. Paul wrote, “Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe” (1 Corinthians 1:21 NLT).
God’s primary way of reaching people is through people, and the primary way we do that is through the verbal articulation of the gospel. The Bible tells us, “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season” (2 Timothy 4:2 NKJV).
I remember a time when God called me to share the gospel at a very unusual moment. I was in a department store restroom when someone in the next stall thought I was his drug dealer. It turns out that at one time he had accepted Christ and attended Harvest Christian Fellowship.
“God must really love you,” I told him. “He sent your pastor into the bathroom where you were trying to make a drug buy.” Then I asked him to meet me in the department store so we could continue our conversation. I prayed with him, and he recommitted his life to Jesus Christ.
Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15 NKJV). Go into all your world and preach the gospel. Go into your sphere of influence with the message of Jesus Christ.
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