Turn Your Eyes :: By Dennis Huebshman

First, let’s get the negative “junk” out of the way. With the exception of very few, our far-left liberals are doing all they can to take America down. The call for socialism, allowing illegals into the country, infanticide, and much more are causing us to look like a country that is about to fall from within, just as the Roman Empire did. Is it any wonder America is not listed in the end-times? (emphasis mine)

Socialism, communism, fascism, are all words that mean taking the rights away from the citizens and letting the government run amok. In just a short while, the government becomes all-powerful just as Venezuela’s did, and the people are all but cut off. Venezuela was a very prosperous country with massive oil reserves that supplied a source of income for the people. A dictator took over and applied socialistic ways; and before long, people were eating their pets just to survive. You would even see them going through garbage dumps looking for anything edible. Meanwhile, the “government” folks are living a life of luxury, and keeping all the wealth for themselves.

We have people calling for socialism here, but if you look closely, they are amassing fortunes for themselves while telling us we must “share” everything we have with those who refuse to work. In 2 Thessalonians 3:10, Paul told the people that if they did not work, they would not eat.

By the way, the government of Venezuela took the citizens’ guns away several years ago, just as Hitler did in Nazi Germany in the 1930’s. Now, people are being killed on the streets as they try to protest their unfair treatment. People are trying to leave that country in droves.

Here, we have homeless veterans that are dying on the streets with inadequate resources to sustain them. Our elderly who rely on social security that they paid into all their work lives, are often times living below the poverty level. Many have to choose between medicine and food. Both of these situations are criminal for a country as “rich and powerful” as America, but liberals are ignoring them.

Meanwhile, illegals are given free housing, free medical, food vouchers, free education for their children, and the American workers are paying for all of it.

Something which should be very obvious – ILLEGAL means Against The Law!

Somehow, the liberals, and even a few so-called conservatives in congress are overlooking this in favor of “grooming” future voters. Some are even in favor of giving illegals the right to vote! That’s totally unconstitutional, as only “citizens”, native or naturalized, have that privilege. One senator has even called for all criminals in prisons to have the right to vote. They gave up that right when they committed crimes that put them there. Should we allow terrorists, such as the Boston Marathon bomber, that have been incarcerated be able to vote?

Overall, this should not be a huge surprise, as this country is being totally set up for the end of this age. Satan knows his time is running short, and is preparing the world for the 7-year reign of the antichrist. This will be a true “socialist” arraignment where the antichrist is all-powerful, and everyone else will be subject to his will. We are not that far off from this right now with people seeking a one-world government. Changes are taking place daily that are leading to all the events spoken of in the Bible.

The only elements holding his appearance back are the Holy-Spirit indwelled believers (2 Thessalonians 2:6-7). Once we are removed through the Rapture, the peace treaty with Israel will be signed, the new temple rebuilt, and the Wrath will be underway. All this information is available in God’s True Word (the Bible), but people are falling for Satan’s deception, and are ignoring the warning signs.

False prophets are at work, inspiring people with false teachings that are meant to convince their members that there are many ways to heaven, that we all worship the same “god,” that Jesus is not necessary for our salvation, and that abominations listed in the Bible no longer apply.

We are very close to the major world-changing event called the Rapture – taking up of all believers to meet Jesus in the Air. The description is in 1 Corinthians 15:51-53 and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

For the false prophets that are here today that Jesus, Paul, Peter, John and others spoke of, their message can be disputed with one main verse – John 14:6, “Jesus said, I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by Me.” Next, Acts 2:21 and Romans 10:13, “All who call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” And of course, Acts 4:12, “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given by men, by which we must be saved.”

There is much more evidence given, but many that have turned away from the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are falling under 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12, “Therefore, God sends them a delusion so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned, who did not believe the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” Sounds a lot like the beliefs of the “far-left.”

What to do? Turn your eyes upon Jesus. This is contained in a song with that title, written by Helen Howarth Lemmel in England in 1922.

(V-1) O Soul are you weary and troubled? No light in the darkness you see. There’s light for a look at the Savior, and life more abundant and free.

(chorus) Turn your eyes upon Jesus; look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His Glory and Grace.

(V-2) Through death into life everlasting, He passed and we follow Him there. O’er us sin no more hath dominion, for more than conquerors we are!

(Chorus – V-3) His word shall not fail you; He promised, believe Him and all will be well. Then go to a world that is dying, His perfect Salvation to tell.

For those who put their faith and trust in the Savior, we can expect to be persecuted and ridiculed. However, our “forever” will be totally awesome and wonderful, as we will live with Jesus forever. He Himself will prepare a place for each and every one of us (John 14:1-3).

All who deny and reject Jesus will end up in the Lake of Fire with Satan and his demons forever (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10-15).

By the way, Jesus knew there would be more people in this situation than those who would accept Him (Matthew 7:13-14).

Our Salvation is a gift; and for it to become ours, we must open it. To not do so is the same as telling Jesus that His gift is inadequate and not worthwhile.

We must believe He came to this earth, was crucified, died and was in the tomb three days. (This does not mean a full 72 hours, as any part of any day counts as a full Jewish day, even if only any part of the day has passed.) He was resurrected by the Father through the Holy Spirit to conquer sin and death for us by His perfect sacrifice.

He was “raptured” back to Heaven (Acts 1:9) where He is preparing a place for all believers, as mentioned above. The day is coming soon when He will return, and we will meet Him “in the air” to be taken Home to avoid the 7-year Wrath.

Those left behind will be miserable. A person will still be able to accept Jesus as Savior, but it will be much more difficult; and, in the end, they will most likely be martyred for doing so.

Avoid this misery – Call on Jesus to be your Savior today. Confess you are a sinner as everyone on earth is (Romans 3:23). Ask His forgiveness, and for Him to be your Savior forever. It’s the greatest request you will ever make, and today would not be too early to call on Him. He is due to return at a day and hour that only the Father knows, but it could be very soon!