Thursday, September 12, 2019

One Country is Ascending, Another Descending

One Country is Ascending on the world stage.
1. here-this country's elite special forces marching through the nation's capital with Bibles and Crosses.
2. here-no advanced degree necessary to figure out no debt=national prosperity

Another is descending on the world stage
1. here-this country's LGBTQABCDEFG community marching through the nation's capital without Bibles and Crosses....
2. here-no advanced degree necessary to figure out historic levels of debt=national destruction

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to read this ^^ writing on the wall.

Am I judging?  No, there is Another who is far more qualified to do that job:

Psalm 75:7 It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.

Why is this important?  When America goes, Israel is next....What does that tell us?  Again you don't have to have a bunch of letters in front of your name to figure out the simple reading of the Bible on these matters.  A time of trouble is coming for this world, and in particular for Jacob:

Jer 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.

There are two interesting point to be made there in Jer 30:7 for us, the Church.  Number one, it will be the time of Jacob's trouble, not the time of the Church's trouble.  Number two, this brother finds it interesting how those who deny the imminence of our Lord's arrival find no problem in accepting that Jacob (Israel) will be saved out of the time of their trouble but they will turn beet red in the face with veins popping out of their neck in anger if you suggest the Church will be saved from any kind of trouble on this earth.  Very interesting.....

The Lord will do what He said He would do.  He will come back at an unexpected day and hour that nobody knows except the Father.  For those who like to mock, yes its a secret.  Its a secret so big in fact that not even the Son of God, our Lord and Savior knows when it is.  Let that sink in.  He told us over and over again to be watching and ready for that secret, unexpected coming that is not the "second coming."

Mark 13:32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

33Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. 34For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 36Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 37And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

This is especially important to remember as we enter the fall feast season.  This year Rosh Hashanah falls on 9/29-10/1.  The fall feast days should be a high watch window for all of us every year.  Unfortunately 3 out of 4 groups in the Church will not be watching if the Lord comes back at any time before mid-tribulation:

1.  pre-tribulation rapture/harpazo=watching and ready all the time, every hour of every day
2.  mid-trib=wont start watching until mid-tribulation
3.  "pre-wrath"=wont start watching for the return until close to the end of the tribulation
4. post-trib=wont start watching until the end of the tribulation

For those who haven't figured it out yet, only group 1 up there is living in obedience to the command to be always watching for His unexpected return.

Luke 21:34And 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. 35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36Watch 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.

Watch and pray? Yep.  How often?  Always.  Does "always" include today?  Surprisingly we would have to explain that to 3/4 of todays Church population because yes, always does include today.

The Lord is going to do exactly what He said He was going to do in plain, not hard to understand language.  He did not make this hard for us, we just have to do what He told us to do and the rapture/escape/harpazo will take care of itself in due time.  The only group that will be ready for that unexpected harpazo moment that will occur in the twinkling of an eye is the group watching for His return right now, today.  We know that is not the mid-trib, pre-wrath, post-trib crowd.  When He does come back unexpectedly and finds these groups not watching, and not ready (because watching is part of readiness), they will likely run into a big problem.  Namely this:

Matt 8:13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.

The Lord told us what He was going to do and they do not believe Him.  What is the reward for unbelief.  Does a person inherit promises they do not believe?  Negative, only those who believe the promises (faith), inherit the promises.

Heb 6:12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Case closed.

The world is changing rapidly around us and many are asleep at the wheel.  They do not see the magnitude of the change, they do not believe the Lord can or will come back unexpectedly at the time of the Father's choosing and worse they teach others not to pay attention to the promises that should give us the most hope.  The disappearing in the blink of an eye is called the blessed hope for a reason!

1 Thess 4:13But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

We were given a clear command to comfort each other with these ^^ words.  If you are reading this, it should comfort you as the Lord intended it to.  For some, it just antagonizes them into fits of rage and anger which is its own condemnation of their doctrine.

Some things the Lord has written are hard to understand, this is not one of them.  Be watching, be ready.  The Lord will come back at a time we do not expect.  All glory, honor and power be to our Lord God and King.

grace and peace