Isaiah 41:10 'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'
Prov 3:25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
26 For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
Hebrews 13:6 ... So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
Isaiah 8:12 For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,
12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.
13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Look at the world around you. See how they live in dread today. Think about what's happening today, all the world is dealing with is a global pandemic, that's it, just a pandemic, and people are losing their minds. When I say "just a global pandemic" I need to put that in perspective for you...think in terms of the tribulation....
People are living in fear and dread today without the anti-christ marauding around, without famine at their doorstep (yet), without being attacked by the beasts of the field, without the trumpet judgements or vial judgements, without demonic beings walking side by side with men, none of that...yet, and people are shivering. Why?
I suppose today is as good a day as any other to begin separating those with real faith from those whose life calling has been "playing church." "Going to church" is never asked for or desired anywhere in the bible. Being the church is mandatory. You cannot fake real faith, its either there or its not. In the face of potential death, it gets really real.
Understand that not a hair of your head can be touched by this manmade angel of death virus, without our God's permission. Our God is a respecter of faithful people. He stood in awe of the centurion's faith. The Lord has been on this topic of faith and belief now for weeks (with me) and I can clearly see why now. If we do not stand in our faith, we will not stand at all. The time for people to build their faith for the coming storms is not when they hit, its before they hit.
Will men wait until they are shivering while sweating on thier beds eat up with this pig flu before they go to their knees and seek the face of God? Many won't even seek him then.
Today is a pre-flood, pre-brimstone day. Today is a day when the mercy and grace of our Lord is still extended to men. Today is a day to return to the fundamentals of the faith. Your hired hand spiritual servants (clergy) will not have the faith to save you, you must have the faith to save you. Faith is the currency of our kingdom, a kingdom not of this world.
10 days from today marks the aniversary of Noah entering the ark. 20 days from today is ascension day, and 30 days from today is pentecost. People who tell you that Jesus can't do this, and Jesus can't do that because XYZ has'nt happened yet, are in for a big surprise. The Son of God is not bound by their interpretations of what he can or cannot do, and when he can do what he has planned.
Over and over again the bible we see this idea that Jesus is coming at a time when men will not expect it. He says he is coming like a thief. Now watch this very carefully, what Jesus says here and when he says it. Rev 3:3 is just before Rev 4:1 where we see what? A door open in heaven. What does he say in Rev 3:3
Rev 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Pay attention VERY CAREFULLY to what he said there. This is straightforward language, he says if you will not watch, he will come on you like a thief and you won't know the hour he comes upon us. It has become very popular today for men NOT TO WATCH for the coming of the Lord TODAY. Who are these people who refuse to watch, who do not believe Jesus will show up today or tomorrow or even next year for that matter? Pre-wrath, Post-trib teachers come immediately to mind.
Lovers of money like Tim Mchyde who for all we know isn't even a believer, men like that assure you that Jesus cannot come back today because of reasons A,B,C,D,E,F,G....Won't they be surprised on the day Jesus does come back and they are not watching while they peddle their merchandise on other men teaching them not to watch today either. What will happen to such men? I don't even want to guess.
We specifically warned to be watching..for what? For our Lord's return. Those found doing what we were told to do will be rewarded, those who preach and teach disobedience to this specific command to be watching TODAY for the Lord's return...well, I would not want to be them.
As we press deeper into the month of May, I would advise you to be watching and ready like the wise virgins of Matt 25. I would advise you to pray that you may be counted worthy to escape all thats about to happen and stand before the Son of man. Why would I advise such things? Because they are clearly stated in the word of God, and the twisting of men goes straight to the trash bin.
Mark 13:35 "Therefore, be on the alert-- for you do not know
... Watch therefore: for ye know not when the lord of the house cometh, whetherat even, or at midnight, or at cockcrowing, or in the morning
Matthew 24:42 "Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know
... Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Luke 21:36 "But keep on the alert at all times, praying that
... Watch therefore, praying at every season, that ye may be accounted worthy to escapeall these things which are about to come to pass, and to stand before the
1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
Now, look at each and every place our Lord tells us to watch and you tell me, do you see any time qualifiers mentioned ANYWHERE? A time qualifier would be somewhere he tells us "watch when you see this happen" or after this happens, then watch, or at the mid-point of the trib, then watch, or after the trib is over, then watch...No, it just says WATCH which means what? Do it NOW.
A man who puts off the commands of the Lord because he thinks he has outsmarted word of God is a fool. I am amazed at how many have fallen for the satanic doctrines of this day which tell you "don't bother doing what the word of God tells you to, put it off for later.."
The day of the escape will come upon many people like a thief. Why? The cares of this life have overwhelmed them, or they refuse to watch.
34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
What's the downside of watching today and every day after today? None. How can you be caught "not watching" if you are watching every day? You can't. So you tell me where wisdom is, watching every day, or watching sometime later for our Lord's return?
I was not planning on writing about this today, but perhaps the Spirit planned on me writing this today. The point of everything written today is, this flu thing, and later many issues will cause people to become anxious with the issues of life here, and they will not be watching. We know because we have been warned thousands of years in advance that those who are found watching and worthy when he returns will be able to escape all.
Read Luke 21:1-35 to find out what the "all" is we are promised to escape. We are to comfort and encourage each other with the promise of the rapture and the escape. The only comfort and encouragement the pre-wrath and post-trib teachers give you is you have a 90% chance of dieing a horrible death in the tribulation. Even if there was no escape from all, it would'nt matter one iota to us who live for Christ, watching for his return day in and day out. We live by faith, every day. We obey his word, we are watching. If a person tries to convince you that for some reason you don't need to watch today, consider closing your eyes and ears to them permanently.
Believe that our Lord will do what he said he would do. You do NOT need to buy any mans book (especially if they charge you for it..) to figure out what the Creator has to say to you. Pray, believe, watch and read the book God himself wrote to you and all men. In a time of universal deception, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
grace and peace