WHY IS ALL THIS STUFF HAPPENING?
Part II of “Why is all this stuff happening?”
The Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Quaker, etc, reject the idea. of an “ascension/snatching away” (Raptura in the Latin Vulgate – Harpazo in Greek) of Christians to meet Jesus in the Clouds and members of these denominations have never received teaching on this particular potential phenomena. There are three divisions of teaching on this phenomena called PreTrib, MidTrib, and PostTrib.
This writer favors the PreTrib because: 1. A Bridegroom would never subject his fiancé to physical/emotional abuse prior to marriage. 2. Re. Mid Trib.: There cannot be an Antichrist signing a treaty until the “restrainer” (Holy Spirit God) allows it. Holy Spirit God is Yeshua’s engagement gift) who lives in Christians. (2Th 2:6 “And now you know what is restraining,” 3. Post-Trib is a yoyo effect – i.e. Yeshua comes down to pick up His people, goes on up, turns around and comes back down to earth with his people behind him in white robes, carrying swords and on horses. Really?
The word “Mystery” is used in Paul’s letters: Scripture: 1st Cor. and 1Thess (see scripture below).
The word refers to something in the beliefs of those following the Three-In-One God, which is now understandable but was not understood in the past.
Other references are noted as follows from www.biblegate.com:
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 ESV / But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be “caught up” – Insert: (Greek-Harpazo) together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. … (Insert: “clouds” not earth).
1 Corinthians 15:51-53 ESV Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.
Revelation 3:10 ESV Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.
1 Thessalonians 5:2 ESV / For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
Titus 2:13 ESV Waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,
1 Thessalonians 5:9 ESV For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, (Note: “wrath is used in Revelations 6:17 for the time of Jacob’s Trouble.) (Note – he will be saved out of it: (Jer 30:7 How awful that day will be! None will be like it. It will be a time of trouble for Jacob, but he will be saved out of it.)
Philippians 3:20-21 ESV But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.
Luke 17:34-37 ESV / I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed. One will be taken and the other left. There will be two women grinding together. One will be taken and the other left.” —
Matthew 24:27 ESV / For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. (Note: And so it would seem, Jeshua (Jesus) will come from the” east” in the clouds/sky. However, this passage most likely applies to the Second and Final Coming).
John 14:3 ESV And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
Luke 21:34-36 ESV “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Note: Those who meet Jeshua/Jesus “in the clouds” would not go through “wrath” or “tribulation”.)
1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV /While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (Note: This refers to those left in Jerusalem after Jeshua/Jesus has come in the clouds (Rapture) for His people and may also be after Israel signs a peace treaty with the Antichrist).
The following Scripture cannot occur as long as Christians are on earth:
2 Thessalonians 2:3 ESV /Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, (Note: “Rebellion” refers to such things as taking God out of schools and courts and in general the population turning away from Him, i.e. Apostasy. It would appear that to be Politically Correct (PC) is to be AntiGod, AntiChrist, AntiSemitic, etc. but the love of Jesus expressed through His true followers may lead the politically correct crowd back to God). (Additional printed information on political correctness and the Christian available upon request – from www.biblegateway.com).
Matthew 25:1-46 ESV / “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. …
(Note: Jeshua/Jesus is the Bridegroom. The Bride (all Gentile and Jewish followers of Yeshua Messiah) accepted His engagement gift which was Holy Spirit God. What this verse says, is that just because He is delayed over 2000 years, He is still coming for His own.
If a Jewish woman accepted the wedding proposal a chalice of the “fruit of the vine” as noted in Matthew, Mark and Luke was offered to her. If she drank, the Bridegroom would say, “I will not drink of this again until you are in my Father’s House” and then his earthly father would give her a dowry perhaps consisting of a large amount of money to keep her safe in case he died. Then the Bridegroom would leave and fix up a really nice place for her attached to his father’s house, This might take up to a year).
Romans 10:9 ESV /Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Matthew 16:27 ESV For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done.
Matthew 24:44 ESV /Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
Matthew 24:37-42 ESV /For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. …(Note: this passage could refer to both being “caught up” as well as the Final time of the End of this age).
The following two passages refer to the End of this Age – The Second Coming:
Jude 1:14 ESV / It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones,
Revelation 19:14 ESV And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. (Note: The armies of heaven include the followers of Jeshua/Jesus).
The Second Coming of Jesus to Earth:
Mark 14:62 ESV / And Jesus said, “I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”
Daniel 12:1-13 ESV /“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” —
(Note: Knowledge has increased tremendously even to the point of commentators realizing Daniel and Revelation can be studied together.)
A Rapture passage:
John 14:1-31 ESV “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do.
A Scripture of Hope:
Psalm 91:1-16 ESV /He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
(Note: King David had the Ark of the Covenant in his tent on the West wall which ended the earth/land – a valley existed below. He would raise the West tent wall in the afternoon when the sun was setting, get on his knees and rest or pray in the shadow of the wings of the Cherubim that were on top of the Ark. )
SIGNS OF THE END OF THIS AGE
Dr David Jeremiah (10) described the previous historical “raptures” as follows: “Enoch, Heb 11:5, Elijah, 2Kings 2:11, Paul, 2nd Cor. 12:2-4 and Jeshua Messiah (Jesus) Acts 1: 10-11. In addition he mentions there are 350 plus prophecies of Jeshua Messiah’s First Coming, and 1,843 references to His Second coming.
Dr. Jeremiah in his book “The Book of Signs” (2) lists these signs of America decay:
- No-fault divorce
- Meaningless marriage rites/ceremonies
- Defamation of past national heroes
- Acceptance of alternative marriage forms
- Propagation of antifamily sentiment
- Acceptance of most forms of adultery
- Rebellious children
- Increased juvenile delinquency
- Common acceptance of all forms of sexual perversion
2nd Timothy also lists the following, some of which may be repetitious:
2Ti 3:1 “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.
2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,
3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,
4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God–“
In a less direct fashion, perhaps in our existing churches we see the following as fairly explicit:
2Pe 2:1 “But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them– bringing swift destruction on themselves.
2 Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.
3 In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.”
One cannot help thinking of the leaders of those who riot and destroy, (Socialists, Communists, Islamists, Marxists) when reading the follow scripture:
2 Peter 2:10: “Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings;
11 yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not bring slanderous accusations against such beings in the presence of the Lord.
12 But these men blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts they too will perish.
13 They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.
14 With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable; they are experts in greed– an accursed brood!
15 They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Beor, who loved the wages of wickedness.
16 But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a donkey– a beast without speech– who spoke with a man’s voice and restrained the prophet’s madness.
17 These men are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them.
18 For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of sinful human nature, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error.
19 They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity– for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him.
20 If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning.
21 It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.
22 Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,” and, “A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud.”
America‘s increase in multiple religions is reminiscent of Israel as it had absorbed some of the people God allowed it to conquer. Israel then was always led to go against the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, instead worshipping the false gods of those who now dwelled in their land. Simply stated, diversity will reduce the influence of Christianity. Beyond the false façade of smiling “peaceful” religions is a demonic purpose leading to a one world religion.
Although America seem to have been convinced by the Prince of the Power of the Air (Satan) via all TV, books, movies, songs, etc., that Islam is a religion it should be noted that numerous publications exist actually showing Islam as a political ideology and not at all a “religion”, much less “peaceful” religion as follows:
Ben Carson: Islam isn’t a religion, it’s a life organization system
Islam is a Political Ideology Disguised as a Religion
Don’t Be Fooled By The Nice Talk: Islam Views Christianity As The Enemy
Islam Is Not A Religion, It Is Foreign Law
Anyone Using The Phrase ‘Islam Is A Religion Of Peace’ Needs To Read This:
Islamic Deception: What Is Taqiyya?
The site http://www.answeringmuslims.com/ as listed above is “filled” with articles on Islam as follows: Allah, Christianity, Women, Muhammad, Quran, Debates, Islam, Dearborn, etc. The founder of this site David Wood has converted quite a number of Muslims because he is an “apologist”, which means he is knowledgeable about many faiths as compared to Christianity and has decided to take the time to explain to individuals where they are wrong in their thinking.
One more internet site containing perhaps the most knowledge of Islam and it’s murder of the infidel (you) is titled as a web page: “What Makes Islam so Different”? -link: https://thereligionofpeace.com. This site lists articles on the following: Terror Attacks (year, or day, or month), Muhammad, Islam, Quran.
A complete historical book (15) was recently released by Robert Spencer, titled “The History of Jihad”, From Mohammed to Isis“, and details “the comprehensive history of the role of war and terror in the spread of Islam”.
In an interview with The Real News, Patrisse Cullors, who is credited as the co-founder of Black Lives Matter (BLM), confirmed “the movement was conceived by ‘trained Marxists’ pushing an agenda of Communist Revolution.” Cullors stated, “We actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and BLM co-founder, Alicia Garza, in particular are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists.”
But Marxism is not the only political ideology using African Americans for their own agenda. Islam has also proudly made that claim as they work to manipulate the black community for their own purpose.
Hamas leader Nihad Awad, co-founder and CEO of Council on American-Islamic Relations, spoke at the Mascina Convention, where he instructed other Hamas members, “We have to invest in the political process. You have to build relations. You have to run for public office. Minorities will play a major role in Black Lives Matter. It is our campaign.”
There is an unholy alliance behind Black Lives Matter and Antifa, Marxism, Islam and even other governments intent on bringing down America as they use the offense and naivete of the social justice movement to create chaos and destruction. https://www.bustle.com/p/where-did-antifa-come-from-the-movements-origins-go-back-to-germany-76340
Even as BLM insists it is “protesting police brutality and racial injustice” with “peaceful protests” another picture has emerged which the media continues to try to cover up:
In its 65th night of rioting and protests, Portland BLM protestors burned Bibles and the American flag as they continued their attack against police and set fires in downtown.
Fraudulent President Joe Biden, rather than denouncing the ongoing riots and destruction of federal buildings and attacks against the citizens of Portland, slammed federal officers claiming they were brutally attacking “peaceful” protestors.
In Oakland, CA, Mayor Libby Schaaf’s home was vandalized as BLM and Antifa activists sought to intimidate her as they splattered red paint and sidewalk graffiti messages on the front of her home stating, “Wake Up, Libby” and “Black Blood on Your Hands.” According to a Bay area report, “the vandals allegedly shot projectiles at the Mayor’s house and set off fireworks.”
“Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King urged demonstrators to tear down Jesus Christ statues and murals because he said they are ‘a form of white supremacy’ on Twitter.
While Confederate monuments are being taken down all over the country, Christian statues are also reportedly being vandalized and churches have been set on fire,” reported the U.S. Sun.
Black Lives Matter protesters interrupted a Sunday worship service at Grace Baptist Church in Troy, New York and verbally assaulted and tried to intimidate worshippers as they harassed them.
One worshipper responded to the assault saying, “Jesus loves you” to which a BLM member responded, “Jesus don’t love you.”
What does this have to do with their supposed objective of stopping police brutality?
Business leaders in Seattle filed a lawsuit against Seattle officials for allowing BLM and Antifa activists to “turn the city into a nightmare” as they took over a roughly 6 block area which they renamed CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest) after activists kicked out police. (Two people were killed and numerous injured during the weeks long takeover.)
“The mayor and City Council abandoned this neighborhood,” stated Bill Donner whose custom printing and decals business employed 70 people. However, it wasn’t until BLM activists marched to Mayor Durkan’s personal residence to further their demands accompanied by Muslim councilmember Kshama Sawant, that the mayor finally took action to bring order back to the neighborhood.
In a speech, Seattle’s Muslim Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, who under the guise of BLM and the death of George Floyd led the takeover of the CHOP “no police” zone, vowed to overthrow the United States to replace the government and society with a “socialist world.” (Note: Argentina is now a Dictatorship. It was a “socialist” nation). However, if Sawant is truly a Muslim, her duty would be to kill most of the Infidels, leaving only enough to work for her and the other Muslims. Well, then there are the sex slaves, kitchen slaves, cleaning slaves, etc. per Sharia law.
When she speaks, (see above) there is no word about black lives. Instead she makes it clear this is about a government takeover.
What is Sharia Taquiya?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsaohoSbcrA
In New York a video shows BLM rioters receiving a shipment of baseball bats before their well-organized attacked against police on the Brooklyn Bridge. The attack injured four officers, including Police Chief Terence Monahan who had taken a knee with Black Lives Matter protesters prior to the attack. Taking a knee as it regards Jesus/Yeshua, Php 2:9 “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,” —
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, state Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-WI) was headed to work at the Capitol when he snapped a picture of protesters gathered outside the building. “The next thing, I’m getting five-six punches, getting kicked in the head,” Carpenter told the newspaper.
The connections between Black Lives Matter to Antifa, Islam, Marxism and their goal to overthrow the American government is clear by their own words. But other governments are also manipulating the movement for their own aggression against America.
According to The Ukrainian Weekly, Russia also has its hooks in the actions of BLM and Antifa.
“The anarcho-communist movement is decentralized, composed of small cells, some of whom openly vow to engage in an armed struggle to trigger a civil war to abolish the current system and replace it with communism. Although they claim to be antifascists, in reality they are fascism personified.
“Despite abundant evidence that neo-Marxists have a hand in these protests and riots, very few journalists have been willing to expose the truth. Mainstream (always leftist, antiamerican, usually DFL) media portray them as a well-meaning alliance of idealists who seek nothing more than to thwart the evils of right-wing ‘fascism.’
“Although the Black Lives Matter movement has become mainstream, it’s unfortunate that so many well-intentioned Black and other good people have been duped into helping achieve Antifa’s nefarious ends. In truth, recent riots have little to do with race and everything to do with regime change and revolution.” https://newsmaven.io/americanminute/american-history/hitler-s-brownshirts-used-antifa-tactics-to-overthrow-germany-s-republic-d-day-B-YhR8qHLUO7VMEa8x7ceQ
As the destruction of property continues against federal buildings, businesses, churches, and the call for removal of any statues of Jesus, Ken Blackwell, a board member of the American Civil Rights union and former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Commission explained, “These folks have an agenda, which is to fundamentally transform America.
Scripture regarding “wrath” and the decline of morality:
Ro 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness,
19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.
20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities– his eternal power and divine nature– have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.
22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools
23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.
25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator– who is forever praised. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.
27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
28 Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.
29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,
30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;
31 they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
SUGGESTED PRAYER: ”Lord, we pray that the truth is coming to light. We pray that You would open the eyes of those who have aligned themselves with Black Lives Matter out of a true desire to see racial healing in our nation.
Lord, let them see and hear what even Black Lives Matter says about itself, as an organization that promotes a destruction of the nuclear family, promotion of abortion and homosexuality and the ideology of its Marxist leaders. Lord, You said we are to be ministers of reconciliation. That is the job of the Church.
So may we do that to pray for healing not only between the races, but also between the black community and the police. Lord, we pray for revival to transform hearts, which will bring the true healing that is needed in every area of these riots and protests.
Author and lecturer Aviv Lipkin links the destruction of historic American monuments to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which is a group connected to the Terrorist Organizations Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Black Lives Matter.
According to Lipkin, Islamic leaders boast of how they use black Americans to be the first to “take the fall for Allah as they work to convince them that fighting the whites, Jews, the Christians, America is beneficial to them.”
In reality it is beneficial to Islam.
Assuming John 3:3 and John 14:6 are understood, Yeshua Messiah/Jesus states in Mt 25:31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory.
32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?
38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?
39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink,
43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
45 “He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
Because of the strong possibility of future Apostasy, Peter was impelled by Holy Spirit God to write the following:
2Pe 3:2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.
3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.
4 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.”
5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water.
6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.
7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but In everyone to come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.
11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives
12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.
13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.
14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.
Yeshua Messiah/Jesus states in Matt. 25, “it will be as in the time of Noah”.
Dr. Jeremiah, in The Book of Signs (2) writes:” Eating, Drinking, Marrying, Having Kids, Raising Kids, Working 9-5, Kicking back on the weekends, Life goes on. —And we drift along with the prevailing culture, the prevalent attitudes, And the Bible tells us that is the way it will be when Jesus comes again.”
Question: “What the difference between ignorance and apathy?”
Answer: “I don’t know and I don’t care”.
Nobody wants to hear about a Rapture or a Second Coming. Noah preached for 120 years and not one person believed him concerning the flood. Then God, not Noah, closed the door to the Ark. That was it.
Question: Does it make any difference whether I believe in the Rapture or not? Answer: No. Not Really. As long as you are a true Christian.
Amir Tsarfati (11) in writing of the Rapture states that when Prince William or Prince Harry married their various duchesses, they did not put them through a trial by ordeal to prove their faithfulness. Amir finds two fatal flaws to the “post-tribulation” theory, i.e. “the first is the belief that the church is not worthy to marry the Savior and the second is Jeshua’s promise to keep us from the coming wrath: Re 3:10 “Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.”
The Holy words of 2 Chronicles 7:14 are now repeatedly seen in nearly all publications having to do with the end times, or the end of the age, or in America‘s case, it’s disintegration. Many people cannot believe God would destroy America, however God did destroy the city He loved – Jerusalem, as well as His own Temple. Billy Graham said that if God did not punish America, He would have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.
( 2Ch 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.)
Amir Tsarfati notes in his Devotional Bible Bites in August -2020,
“The first coming of Jesus was to His people for the issue of sin. Then He’s going to come in the clouds, according to 1 Thessalonians 4, for His church.
But, He’s not going to make landfall. And it’s going to be, “Ding”, we’re gone, in the twinkling of an eye as 1 Corinthians chapter 15 says. We will change, we will disappear. But, when Jesus comes back (Second Coming) with His saints– with us, and His feet will stand on Mount of Olives, as Zachariah 14 says, the whole world will see it. So, for the church, the coming of Jesus to take us will be very, very swift and this is called The Rapture.
Nobody will manage to even notice that. But, for Israel, the coming of the Messiah at the end of the Tribulation will be something no one can be able to miss.”
“And ladies and gentlemen, look what He says, Matt:24:29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light. The stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven.
And then the tribes of the earth will mourn and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send his angels with great sound of a trumpet, and what? And they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the ends of heaven to another. Now, it’s the church, this elect is the church. Why? He’s gathering them where? From heaven.” (Note: “the tribes” include Israel).
1.) Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with my [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice. – Isaiah 41:10 AMP
2.) Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9 ESV
3.) God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. – Psalm 46:1
Proof of God’s faithfulness
In spite of the difficulties and the situations that confront us, there is proof of God’s faithfulness
4.) No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful and he will not let you to be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will provide a way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. – 1 Corinthians 10:13
5.) The Lord also will be a refuge and a stronghold for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble; And those who know your name [who have experienced your precious mercy] will put their confident trust in you, For you, O Lord, have not abandoned those who seek you. – Psalm 9:9
6.) Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generation. – Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV
Ps 9:9 The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
We must never lose hope
7.) Now may God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace as you believe, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13 ISV
8.) Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you are involved in various trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But you must let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing. – James 1:2-4 ISV
Don’t allow anything to distract you
9.) Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones. – Isaiah 49:13 NIV
10.) Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. – Colossians 3:2 NIV
11.) Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. – Colossians 3:23
To focus our minds on the human nature leads to death, but to focus our minds on the Spirit leads to life and peace. – Romans 8:6 ISV
His [God’s] promise to guide
12.) I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. – Psalm 32:8 ESV
13.) Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV
14.) His word is a lamp unto my/your feet and a light to my path. – Psalm 119:105
God’s everlasting love and His covenant
15.) No power in the sky above or the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:39
16.) For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. – John 3:16 NASB
In the midst of all the noise, chaos and confusion, God hears and answer prayers.
17.) Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know. – Jeremiah 33:3 NASB
18.) This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. – 1 John 5:14 NIV
19.) When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue and honor them. – Psalm 91:15 NLT
Be patient while you wait
20.) Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. – Psalm 37:7
2 Peter 2:9 —-then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.
Re 3:10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.
In the Biblical book of Daniel – Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego are a good picture of being saved from having to bow down to someone other than Yeshua.
In 1984 Slick Willie “I never had sex with that woman”, proclaimed June as Gay and Lesbian month. The same template for former President Clinton as King Ahab in the Old Testament was used in that Clinton was the first American President to be truly impeached and Ahab was told by a prophet of God that he would die and all of his 70 sons would be killed. It happened!
When President Trump rose to power in 2015, the temple of BAAL in Syria was completely destroyed except for the front Arch, which was smuggled into New York and dedicated – not far from Government offices.
Elections are not the answer.!
The answer always is:
2Ch 7:14 “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
President Trump was a “window” of time to begin the process of repentance and taking back the land of America from the evil corrupt deep state in which it now stands. The true Christian and Patriots are the Elijah’s of this time.
The reader really must read 1 Kings 18:20-40 for a story of encouragement over the Jezebel of this time. Elijah took on the 450 priests of Baal who killed babies and young children. God answered his prayer and these priests were utterly defeated.
Silence of conservatives will bring swift defeat.
There are no literal or prophetic events to be fulfilled before the Rapture of all those who follow Yeshua Messiah.
In the meantime, however, these followers can expect increased persecution — Christians, Messianic (believers) Jews, and Non-Messianic Jews — in the form of no more bibles, no prayers, and eventually jail or death for being a follower of Jesus/Yeshua or an Orthodox Jew.
Otherwise, there are no dates provided in Scripture, but the words spoken by Yeshua about nation against nation disputes, deception, delusions, devastation, famines, illnesses, more pandemics, earthquakes, bad weather, and so on – all gradually increasing over time are things to be watching. After everyone you know looks like 2 Tim. 3:1-4 -( whoops, guess they already are), you will become aware of how close to the end we are.
Cahn, in his closing of The Oracle, (1), in speaking of God calling us back to Him uses the following words, which may also be seen in many areas of scripture, describing our God of Love:
“I have known you from the beginning, from before you took your first step, before you breathed your first breath, before you were even conceived. I have seen all your tears and have known all your sorrows and wounds and pain, all your longings and hopes, all your fears, your dreams and heartbreaks, your burdens and weariness, your times of asking Me why, your cries of loneliness and emptiness, your times of separation, your mornings for what was lost, your weaknesses and failings, your wanderings, your sin and shame….And I have still loved you with an everlasting love.
And now I call you to leave the darkness, and all that is passed, and all that I never willed, or purposed for your life…that the days of your separation will come to an end. It is time now to return. It is time to come home…to enter the inheritance of blessing you never knew but were born to enter. It is time for your Jubilee.
Come to me and I will not turn you away but will receive you. And I will wipe away all your tears. I will forgive all your sins. I will heal all your wounds. And I will turn all your sorrows into joy. And you will forget your days of darkness and wandering, the days of your separation. And I will make all things new.
And I will bring you into a land where the crippled walk, where deserts bloom, where the blind see, where the defiled become pure, and where that which was lost is found again. I will bring you to a place you have never known and yet have always longed to be, to your Promised Land. And I will never leave you. And you will never again know what it is to be lost. For in that day, you will have come home. You will be mine and I will be yours…forever.