I have noticed a strange trend as of late; people continually going about their daily lives as if there is always going to be a tomorrow. The Word of God describes this way of life, how people would make plans for tomorrow—as if they would actually see tomorrow. Never once do they stop and ask themselves: Will tomorrow be there? Of course in the recesses of our minds, we already know tomorrow never does come, it’s always today, it is always right now. We look at the past as something that happened a long time ago and yet most of the time, it was simply minutes ago.
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men” (2 Peter 3:3-7).
Jude 1:14-19: “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage. But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.”
Here we see how the world will be and then to look all around now, are we not there, are we seeing these things taking place all the time? Have you not been able to see the ways everyone is acting, as if responsibility or accountability are always for someone else? Does anyone in the Middle East, other than Israel, take their actions seriously? Or do they prefer to say Israel is always at fault, for every thought possible and followed by action militarily? Hezbollah on one side, Hamas on the other, Syria in civil war at the north, Egypt at the south and then who (Iran).is aiding all these terrorists? Are you starting to see the entire picture now?
Luke 21:20-22: “And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereunto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.”
If you say, you know the Holy Word of God, then make sure you re-read these passages of Scripture. I believe everyone should be able to see what is going on today, across the globe. And we are already knee-deep in Biblical Prophecy. The problem is the quicksand is rising quickly and if memory still serves, that quicksand will be up to our throats before we know it.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12: “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
Our USA is no longer what it used to be, we have been deceived by those that do not follow Jesus Christ. The “powers that be” are making fools of every single one of us to the entire world and then the rest of the world begins to believe what everyone is saying and thinking; they are protesting, fussing and fighting everywhere. And no two groups are fighting for the same thing, everyone has an opinion but they have no plan of implementation for what they are protesting about. They complain, they get on the evening news and that’s about it. It goes no further, because no one cares.
If you don’t think the “delusion” of God hasn’t been going on for some time, then you are not paying attention. There are vast numbers of people that sit in the churches and act like they’re praying and fervently standing for the Lord, yet how many see the times we are experiencing and telling the unsaved about Jesus Christ and the Rapture to come?
How will they explain their inattentiveness to their duty to the Lord when they stand before Him? Vast numbers are able to sing every hymn, recognize the Word of God and can recite book, chapter and verse verbatim, and yet they are not saved to Jesus Christ. They have never given their lives over to Him completely.
One foot is in the grave and the other is on a bar of slippery soap. Preachers and teachers are telling others about the “prosperity or the feel-good gospel” and millions of them are believing every word. They stand there with their big smiles, mouths full of bright white choppers, their silver tongues professing filth against a loving and wonderful God who wants to save them. You can bet your bottom dollar, Satan and his ilk are working overtime, to spell out everyone’s most horrible demise for eternity.
How many people are calling themselves Christians, yet they are not?
How many are just sitting back and simply waiting for the Rapture to take them out of this world, when they KNOW there are billions that do not know Jesus Christ?
How many are applying financial support to whoever needs it, to spread the Word of God?
How many are willing to stand up and state to the world they believe and Love Jesus Christ?
How many are willing to tell everyone they know about Jesus Christ and that they do not need to perish in the Tribulation and then the lake of fire?
How many are reading their Bibles every day, praying without ceasing, standing with the sick and the lonely, the old and the infirmed?
How many are visiting the prisons and helping the prisoners to change their lives to follow Jesus Christ? And the list can go on and on. Sadly, there are few.
Matthew 9:35-38: “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”
Matthew 28:16-20: “Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Have we missed anything here? Are these our marching orders or not? Is this what we are supposed to be doing as we wait for His coming again to take us from this world? I KNOW it is! And so do you, IF in fact you are born-again to Jesus Christ.
It’s sort of funny in a way. I was not given the ability to stand in the pulpit and expound the Word of God, but there are others that can and should be doing exactly that. The point is, the Lord asked me to write and so I write and expound the Word of God anywhere and everywhere that I am allowed, or asked to, or offered to write at.
I am no better than anyone else, I am a sinner too, just like everyone else but the Lord spoke to my heart and told me of His love for me and that He died a horrible death on a Roman cross…for me. For His precious blood to cover my sins, not just one or two, but all of them. I listened to Him and it was then He impressed upon me to: “Write and tell others, they will listen.” Now that is my greatest priority.
It’s very, very, strange when I came to Jesus Christ. Standing there and looking at every sin I ever committed and seeing Him look at them too…it was mortifying to say the least, so ashamed, I couldn’t look at Him. Immediately His PRECIOUS BLOOD covered every single Sin and they disappeared into the “sea of forgetfulness.”
“I love you son…I am right beside you forever now, I will never leave or go away!” Suddenly, that saying we learned in ‘Nam rolled through my head: “I will never give up, give in or go away!” A wave of relief washed over me, like I have never known before. The point is, Jesus Christ was willing to die for me and not only willing, but did indeed die for me! Who in their right mind would do such a crazy thing as that, especially for someone He didn’t even know…or did He? I do not care how many years ago that was, it’s enough for me to know that I belong to Him, because HE Loved me first.
So what is your case with Jesus Christ? Did HE indeed change your life, because HE loves you and died for you? Or are you more in love with the process of worship? Is it because you get goose pimples every time you’re in church, standing on hallowed ground? Have you missed the point, that you need Jesus Christ…who IS God…to change your life forever?
Let me reinforce something here! You must come to Jesus Christ…humbly! After all you are speaking with the eternal God in heaven. You must ask Him to forgive you of your sin. You must then be willing to walk to His cross and nail your old-self there and then walk away from it. This is because you are a “new creature” now, by virtue of God’s faithfulness and love. You must be willing to let Him change you into the exact person He has always wanted you to be. Now you are given your marching orders and the information you will need to tell others about HIM. You do not save anyone, you are the messenger, only Jesus Christ can save them.
One last thing. The Lord God knows who will be the last person to be saved to Him before the Rapture. As soon as that takes place He will be standing there among the parting clouds, in all His Glory and power and everyone on earth will see Him. You will hear Him say, “Come up Hither” and immediately every true born-again believer will rise to meet Him in the air! And all of us will forever be with Him in heaven!
The bad thing? The majority of those left behind will be watching and then wondering why they weren’t taken as well. Suddenly, they will KNOW why they were left behind, there will be no question about it, they will know. That will leave exactly seven (7) years left for them to live. Can you imagine the horror that they will be facing, the horror of being left behind? Is that what you really want for yourself? I believe my head would explode at that moment!