Friday, October 29, 2010

The Theft of Hope

The enemy comes to kill steal and destroy:

John 10:10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

One of the things the enemy has wisely targeted for theft in this world is people's hope. Why is it a wise target for the enemy? When you take a person's hope, you have taken everything.....I've read books about survivors of concentration camps who tell us that very shortly after prisoners gave up hope, they died, without fail.

Look at the world around us today. We hear and see a steady stream of bad news, with no hope of anything positive on the horizon. Steal hope, kill and destroy the people. That's the plan and it is working.

Speaking of hope, I want to tell you today of a spectacular confirmation the Lord gave me recently. Words fail to describe fully what I experienced but it was something like have a 40 billion watt searchlight focused on your spirit, having your insides radiated, lit up, brightened. It was like having a 4th of July fireworks display go off inside of you. I hope you get the idea. What did the Lord confirm to me, and in me?

The Blessed Hope IS the pre-tribulation rapture/escape from all of the neon flashing lights.

Some people might say "duh" we've known that for a long time pal, welcome to the party. To that I'd say, yes, we have known that, but satanic agents like the pre-wrath, post-trib teachers and preachers and others have been hard at work attempting, to KILL, STEAL, and DESTROY that hope.

How would you feel today if you knew for a FACT that the Lord was coming back for us soon, BEFORE the tribulation/7 year time of Jacob's trouble started? You'd be quite encouraged wouldn't you? Hope does that. Our Lord wrote to us with many promises. He has encouraged us with many promises. One of those promises is called the blessed hope...

Titus 2:13 while we wait for the blessed hope--the glorious appearing
of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,

I'm going to make a simple statement right now that will help you alot. Make up your mind about the rapture question NOW, then stop rehashing it. Stop surfing all the sites and reading all the material that only serves to kill steal and destroy your hope. If you have decided that you believe that there will be a pre-tribulation rapture of the church then become SINGLE MINDED about it, STOP waffling:

James 1:8he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.

It has been proven here time and time again that the pre-wrath and post-trib teachers have NOTHING of value to offer you that you don't already have as a pre-trib believer. If Jesus shows up soon, they will likely have MAJOR problems. Re-read the parable of the virgins in Matt 25. As you believe, so you receive, and the pre-wrath, post-trib crowd have been arguing for years to anyone who will listen that we all need a good heaping dose of tribulation before we see heaven.

I am inclined to believe that those who have argued so strenuously that everyone needs to go through the tribulation, that they themselves will get a heaping plate full of they believe, so they receive:

Matthew 8:13 ... And at that ... And Jesus said unto the centurion,Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee.

Do not let the satanic pre-wrath and post-trib message to steal another ounce of hope from you. Let them snicker, let them sneer and scoff. Scoffers were promised, and we see them all around us today don't we?

2 Peter 3:3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.

When you find out how much Satan has stolen from you, and how much he still plans to steal from you, you will be steaming mad. I know I am. Aren't you sick and tired of being lied to, stolen from, and deceived?

Make up your mind, then committ yourself to what you believe. If, and its a big if, the pre-trib position was wrong, we have NOTHING to lose. We are watching and waiting for the Lord's return WHENEVER it happens, today, tomorrow, mid-trib, post-trib, it doesn't matter, we wait every day for the Lord to knock on that "door in heaven" (Matt 25/Rev 4) so we can open it. I see no flaw whatsoever in taking that approach.

We are looking for Jesus Christ, the "other tribbers" are looking for the anti-christ. We are looking for our redemption, the "other tribbers" are looking for their tribulation.

Luke 21:28 ... But when these things begin to come to pass, look up and lift
up your heads, because your redemption draws nigh.

Notice it says "your redemption" NOT the tribulation draws nigh....

Stop allowing this world, Satan and his agents to steal your hope. The promises of our Lord are ROCK SOLID. I cannot remember a time in my life when the Lord has EVER confirmed within me a truth like He has over the past few days with the pre-tribulation rapture. It IS coming, just like He said it would.

Satan HATES the idea of anyone escaping his worldwide bloodbath. Satan HATES the idea of the pre-trib rapture. The time for debating is over. Focus, committ, persevere. My God has never ever EVER let me down. I believe that He has spoken to my spirit in a spectacular way, confirming what He has had written now for thousands of years.

Remember, nothing written here is anything new. The blessed hope is the pre-tribulation rapture of the church. Its an OLD idea that has been systematically downplayed, ridiculed, attacked and stolen from the minds and hearts of believers for years now. It's time to take it back...

grace and peace