The Lord has been giving me some real gems lately, I've been busy but need to find time to put up quick notes here more often.
Yesterday the Lord impressed upon me the reason we have not seen the world fall apart, even though it has appeared like it was imminent is because of the restrainer. Why hasn't the economy collapsed yet? The restrainer
Why didn't the gulf oil spill kill 20 million people? The restrainer
Why with all the lies and thievery and fraud we see in government and corporate america, why hasn't the social fabric torn yet? The restrainer.
When did the flood come in Noah's day? After Noah and his family went into the ark.
When did fire and brimstone rain down on sodom? After Lot and his family left the city.
We still live in days of grace, when our Lord can still be found.
Isaiah 55:6 Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.
The days of vengeance are coming, but they are not here yet.
Luke 21:22 for these are days of vengeance, to fulfill all that is written.
The restrainer is still restraining.
2 Thess2:6And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. 7For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way
Something else the Lord gave me about the pre-trib rapture. The pre-trib rapture is the only position on the rapture that conforms to the idea that we need not write to you of times and dates:
1 Thessalonians 5:1 ... Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you
Why do we not need to write about times and dates as believers in a pre-trib rapture? Because we are looking for our Lord to show up every single day, any single day...
All the other "tribbers" have dates and times and days and weeks to count till Jesus shows up. They are in error. The Lord is coming "like a thief" at a time when most people do not expect him. If we could count the days as the mid-trib, pre-wrath, post-trib folks think we need to do from key events in the tribulation till the day that Jesus shows up, then writing about "times and dates" might apply, but the bible tells us that they don't. In short, the mid-trib, pre-wrath, post-trib preachers and teachers are dead wrong, from top to bottom wrong.
The "other tribbers" preach a message of partial or no escape. The bible on the other hand clearly teaches that there is an escape from ALL coming (Luke 21:36). Luke 21:36 does not stand on its own, facts throughout the bible support the idea of "escape from all." Just as it was in the days of Noah and Lot, so shall it be in at the coming of the Son of man. Could he be any clearer? Noah, escaped ALL of the flood. Lot escaped ALL of the fire and brimstone, and some of us will escape ALL of what's about to happen. That's a 100% certified FACT straight from the Word of God.
Many things have been hidden from generations past. Read this:
Daniel 12:4But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Many things have been sealed up till the time of the end. During the last days things will be revealed that had not been revealed.
Unfortunately the foolish virgins of Matt 25 continue to run around without the oil they will need at the time the bridegroom shows up, and then it will be too late to go get some. Don't you find it ironic that even today, the wise virgins are attempting to tell the foolish virgins to go get some oil, but instead of heading that advice, the foolish accuse the wise or argue "who are you to tell me anything?"
What is the Lord saying to me today?
Matt 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
And that ^^ fits hand in glove with everything else that has been written here today. TODAY we are looking for our Lord's return...TODAY we ask and receive our daily bread (the Lord's prayer), TODAY is a day of grace, when our Lord may still be found, TODAY is a day when the restrainer is still restraining. Do not worry about tomorrow. Ask, seek, knock (Matt 7:7) TODAY.
Seed, time, harvest
The seed that we sow is prayer. We water that seed daily by giving thanks, and planting more seed (more prayer). Plant, water, plant, water, plant, water, and then guess what happens? You get a harvest, IF you continue to plant your seed (prayer) and water it (with thanks), believing that you have received what you asked for (Mark 11:24).
I could go on, out of time today. grace and peace
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