Friday, November 30, 2012

The Escape From All Rapture

A quick note of encouragement for us today.  The escape from all is certainly coming.  People can call it whatever they want, rapture, escape whatever.  Fact is, whatever happened to Noah and Lot, something like that is going to happen for us as well.  That is a guaranteed fact.

The Lord does not tell us exactly when it will happen but He does tell us it will be "before the flood."  That piece of timing info is critical to our understanding.  When did Noah enter the ark?  BEFORE the flood.  And what was the flood?  Judgement.

So before judgement hits, we are out of here.  The judgement that is coming must be very severe because even now we see the earth being judged and some of the things happening to the earth today are frightening.

Here is what the Lord tells us:

Matt 24:36No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,f but only the Father. 37As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark39and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
42Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come43But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
45“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

It is this unknown day and hour we are looking for.  Notice the Words used in Matt 24:
42Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.

and compare to this:

Luke 21:34“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. 35For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

What do we see in both places?  Keep watch, unknown day of arrival of the Lord, escape from all, business as usual in the world up till the day Noah entered the ark.  That day will close on people like a trap.  Why?  Business as usual day after day after day and then WHAM, the trap shuts and those who are ready escape those who are not ready suffer.

Where else do we see this idea of readiness for an unexpected day?  Flip from Matt 24 to Matt 25 and there we have it again:

Matt 256“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
7“Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
9“‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
10“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.

The virgins who were ready went in to the wedding and the door was shut.

We can be absolutely certain about this:  Noah escaped all the judgement in his day, Lot escaped all the judgement in his day, and we will escape all the judgement in our day if we are watching and ready.  Is that encouraging to you?  It is to me.

In the past I argued with the scoffers and deniers endlessly.  The days of debate are over. All of us do not have the same level of faith.  Some of us believe the Lord for alot more than others do.  Some of us believe the Lord for exactly what He promised.  Others just do not have the faith to take the Lord at His Word exactly as it was written.  If the Lord told us to pray for an escape from all,  then there must be an escape from all.  What the Lord said He would do, He absolutely will do.

People can continue to debate all they want.  The debates settle nothing.  You can't argue a person with little faith into having more faith, its just that simple.  And it is by faith that we take hold of the promises.

... so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who
through faith and patience inherit the promises.

So if the Lord promised an escape, and certain people do not have the faith to lay hold of that promise, do they still inherit that promise?  Not according to this Word above.  THROUGH FAITH and patience we inherit the promises.  Period.  As you believe so you receive.  Don't believe the promises?  Then you do not receive them.  A perfect example is right here:

Then Jesus said to the centurion, "Go! It will be done just as you believed
it would
." And his servant was healed at that very hour

What happened to the centurion?  He received as he believed.  The Lord told him it would be done to him just as he believed.

So many Christians today believe they will not escape all that is about to happen.  The Lord told us to pray that we may escape all that is about to happen but because these people do not believe, they do not pray according to the command given to us.  What will the result be?  We will find out soon enough.

This writer believes that the Lord meant everything He said.  It is true that some things were written in plain language and others appear to be mysteries, but at a minimum we should believe the  things written in plain language as it was written.

What does "pray" mean?  What does "escape" mean?  What does "all" mean?  Are these not written plain enough for us?  It is written plain enough.

 36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

People understand the words in their mind but they cannot lay hold of the promise because of their lack of faith.

Where are the faith preachers today?  I hear about everything else but faith.  Without faith it is impossible to please God.  Remember that.  Remember the Lord's rhetorical question as well:

And without faith it is impossible to please God,

Luke 18:8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and ...
... Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” 

As we believe, so we receive from the Lord.  Or were the apostles foolish for making this request to the Lord:

Luke 17:5The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”

If our faith is lacking what should we do?  Ask for more.  Ask, seek, knock, pray!  The Lord is faithful.

This post was written to encourage you.  As we see the day approaching, let us take the Lord at His Word.  If any of us doubt, let us ask the Lord to teach us.  He Himself will teach us:

New Living Translation (©2007)
1 John 2:27 But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don't need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true--it is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ.


There is an escape from all coming and we must pray for it.  If we are lacking in faith let us pray for more.  Who knows how much time is left?  The appearance of things is that time is short.  Lets also remember to be patient. 

grace and peace

Another Astrophysicist Dead

No question, if you look out into space for a living these days you are part of one of the most deadly professions on earth.  The string of deaths has been strange to put it mildly, and the causes of death questionable.

Why would so many astronomers and astrophysicists die in so short a time?  The destroyer is inbound and somebody does not want people to know about it.

Somebody is trying to hide something and they are willing to murder to do it.

Why is this written here?  Many of the judgments found in the book of Revelation come from above, from the heavens, from the sky etc.  This world is desperate to buy itself some time and delay the inevitable.  Sin and rebellion comes with a price, and payment is coming due.

grace and peace

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pictures Worth A Thousand Words

I can write all day about the high strangeness coming to this world.  Something is happening to the earth.  This video documents what we are talking about.

Question is, is any of this normal?  No
If its not normal, why is it happening?
The last question is, who do so few people care?

Take all the facts and run a thread through them, what do the facts point to?

Would you call the events in that video "destructive" events?  I would.

What can the righteous do in the face of these facts?  They can turn to their God who has protected them, who has provided for them.  They can also point out what is happening to an unbelieving world to at least attempt to snatch some from the fire that is certainly coming.

One man plants a seed, another waters it but only the Lord makes it grow.  We can plant seeds.

As of today the internet has completely gone offline in Syria, what's about to happen there?

As of today the Palestinian state just took a leap forward.  Could this event be a precursor to the covenant with many (Daniel 9:27)?

Try to step back and see the big picture.  We must be getting close.

Grace and peace.

M 6.0, Massive Sinkhole Ohio

First we see the USGS again not reporting and or shaving the data to keep earthquakes under certain thresholds.  When I go to the USGS site and look for earthquakes today at 6.0 or over, it shows nothing.  When I go here I see a 6.0 just struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea.

Another thing to notice about the USGS, when they adjust quake strengths they always always always downgrade quakes, and never once ever have we seen them upgrade a quake....ever.  Realistic?  Probably not.  Are they working at hiding what is happening to the earth?  It appears so.

Second we see a 4 football field long sinkhole in Ohio that is growing.  These sinkholes are being seen all over the world in diverse places.  This phenomenon can be tied to all the gas line explosions we have been seeing in the news of late.  Something is happening below the surface of the earth,   something massive, and the 'news' experts will never ever do the analysis to connect the dots for us.  We have to do that ourselves.

If these things were happening in isolation perhaps we could leave them alone, but they are happening at the same time as record drought, record tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, fires, volcanic activities, animal deaths, signs in the sun moon and stars, etc.  This is all happening together right now.

What does this mean?  What does the Lord say?  The Lord said this:

<< Isaiah 24 >>

The Lord’s Devastation of the Earth
1See, the Lord is going to lay waste the earth
and devastate it;
he will ruin its face
and scatter its inhabitants—
2it will be the same
for priest as for people,
for master as for servant,
for mistress as for maid,
for seller as for buyer,
for borrower as for lender,
for debtor as for creditor.
3The earth will be completely laid waste
and totally plundered.
The Lord has spoken this word.
4The earth dries up and withers,
the world languishes and withers,
the exalted of the earth languish.
5The earth is defiled by its people;
they have disobeyed the laws,
violated the statutes
and broken the everlasting covenant.
6Therefore a curse consumes the earth;
its people must bear their guilt.
Therefore earth’s inhabitants are burned up,
and very few are left.
7The new wine dries up and the vine withers;
all the merrymakers groan.
8The gaiety of the tambourines is stilled,
the noise of the revelers has stopped,
the joyful harp is silent.
9No longer do they drink wine with a song;
the beer is bitter to its drinkers.
10The ruined city lies desolate;
the entrance to every house is barred.
11In the streets they cry out for wine;
all joy turns to gloom,
all gaiety is banished from the earth.
12The city is left in ruins,
its gate is battered to pieces.
13So will it be on the earth
and among the nations,
as when an olive tree is beaten,
or as when gleanings are left after the grape harvest.

Notice with me the Lord is addressing the whole earth, not just one country. And before the scoffers get out their favorite argument "oh, this all happened way back when,  its not in the future"  we can call that a lie in advance.  Note specifically the Lord says 1.  the whole earth will be affected.  2. It will wipe out almost all of humanity on earth (very few left) and 3.  It will be done by FIRE-the inhabitants of the earth will be burned up.

When did that happen worldwide in the past?  It did not.

The Lord told us what He is going to do, and why He is doing it.

What is the lesson for us?  We must be watching and ready.  We should be doing the things the Lord would have us do.  Give thanks, pray and tremble in fear.  Did brother D say fear?  That's right, fear.  It's called the fear of the Lord.  It is written throughout the Bible.  Today's Babylonian Christianity has no place for the fear of the Lord.

Proverbs 15:33 
The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD
a man avoids evil

Proverbs 1:23If you had responded to my rebuke,
I would have poured out my heart to you
and made my thoughts known to you.
24But since you rejected me when I called
and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand,
25since you ignored all my advice
and would not accept my rebuke,
26I in turn will laugh at your disaster;
I will mock when calamity overtakes you—
27when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,
when distress and trouble overwhelm you.
28“Then they will call to me but I will not answer;
they will look for me but will not find me.
29Since they hated knowledge
and did not choose to fear the Lord,
30since they would not accept my advice
and spurned my rebuke,
31they will eat the fruit of their ways
and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
32For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,
and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
33but whoever listens to me will live in safety
and be at ease, without fear of harm.”

Should we choose to fear the Lord?  Yea, I think so and the time to do it is now.

grace and peace

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

More Water Turned to Blood

Read the story here.

This is the third location we have seen this year.  We had Lebanon, China and now Australia about evenly spaced out this year.  Every time this happens, the world gives us an excuse for why.  That excuse can be tossed out the window.  In the first two cases we were told that 'dye manufacturers' turned the rivers blood red.  There were no dye manufacturers in the areas affected which is why no specifics were given, just a vague excuse.

In this case an algae bloom is blamed but note with me they cant even get their own story straight.  Read the above article and look toward the bottom where the guy is swimming in the pool next to the sea.  Note what they say:

"A swimmer sticks to the safety of a pool after the algae transformed the surrounding sea. Tests are underway to find out what caused the phenomenon"

But wait a minute?  Didn't they already tell us (lie) that it was an "algae bloom" that caused this?  If it was then why conduct tests to find out what caused the phenomenon?  They shove excuses through the door first thing, notice that.  Next they 'conduct tests' that are never (conveniently for them) released to the public because people forget and move on.

Lets not forget.  There is a lesson here.  The lesson is that every event in the book of Revelation will have a corresponding excuse given by the world as to why things are happening.  For now that works but soon the things that will be happening will not be explained away so easily.  People buy lame excuses because they do not want to believe what is happening before their eyes....

The Lord has a plan for these people in denial.  Here is that plan:

2 Thess 2:9The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, 10and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. 

They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 

11For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

Grace and peace

Huge Tornado in Italy?

Watch here

Again, highly unusual just like the recent tornados in France and Portugal.  You just don't see these things here, but now we do.  What does this mean?  At a minimum, 'business as usual' is out the window.  Something strange is happening to planet earth.  A destroyer is inbound.

Why call it a destroyer?  What do tornadoes do?  Destroy.  What do earthquakes do?  Destroy.  What do floods do?  Destroy.  What do volcanic eruptions do (very large ones)?  Destroy.

Read the words of the prophets and the book of Revelation for what is coming.  Destruction.

Why report this here?  These things are signs of what is to come.  Small changes today will equal catastrophic changes in the days ahead.  Men's hearts failing them for fear of what they see coming on the world for the powers of the heavens will be shaken....

grace and peace

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Pope's Blasphemy

Jesus was not a prophet?  Things are moving quickly now.  Obama and the pope are taking off their masks.  Now the end begins, now the gloves come off.  Don't take this writer's words for it, watch!

Article here.

Do You Remember..Obama Anti Christ

It is true, many prior presidents have been called the the anti-Christ.  But do you remember anyone in the media or in Hollywood calling other presidents their lord and savior?  Is Obama different from the others?

Notice in this video when Foxx mentions honor to god and Obama, he is gesturing strongly toward the ground, toward hell.  He even looks at the ground while strongly gesturing with his hand to emphasize where his "god" comes from...Once you see what he is doing it really leaps out at you.

You be the judge..

Watch here.

Grace and peace

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Beast's Head Wound?

Note carefully what this article is saying.

We know that the anti-Christ gets a headwound and miraculously survives it.  Obama is cleaning house within the US government for fear of a head wound.  Interesting.  We shall see what happens in the days ahead.

Grace and Peace

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Destroyer-Evidence

For whatever time we have left I am going to update evidence in this post that points to the incoming destroyer.  Notice all the evidence listed here is collected in the same general time frame.  These are not isolated incidences.  This is a pattern.  Put on your analyst hat and connect the dots.

This post will be a work in progress for some time.

We start with what we see every year around new years day.  Lots of dead animals, especially birds and fish.  I will continue to update this post as time goes on to show in one post the overwhelming evidence for what is coming.

1.  Dead animals/plague/disease:

11/24/2012  Spreading Disease Hawaii

Dead fish causing a stink-2013

2. Earth Changes
a.  Earthquakes

11/29/2012  6.0 Off the coast of New Guinea

26 April 20136.2Kermadec Islands Region
23 April 20136.4New Ireland Region, P.N.G.
23 April 20136.5New Ireland Region, P.N.G.
23 April 20136.0New Ireland Region, P.N.G.
23 April 20136.5New Ireland Region, P.N.G.
22 April 20136.0Michoacan, Mexico
21 April 20136.1South of Honshu, Japan
20 April 20136.1Kuril Islands
20 April 20136.0Banda Sea
20 April 20136.6Sichuan, China
20 April 20136.8Sichuan, China
20 April 20136.5Sichuan, China
19 April 20136.1East of Kuril Islands
19 April 20136.0East of Kuril Islands
19 April 20136.1East of Kuril Islands
19 April 20136.0South of Timor, Indonesia
19 April 20137.1Kuril Islands
19 April 20137.2Kuril Islands
19 April 20137.3Kuril Islands
17 April 20136.0Near East Coast of Honshu
16 April 20136.6Near N. Coast of New Guinea
16 April 20137.7Southwestern Pakistan
16 April 20137.7Southwestern Pakistan
14 April 20136.6Solomon Islands
14 April 20136.0Solomon Islands
14 April 20136.5Solomon Islands
13 April 20136.0Vanuatu Islands
9 April 20136.4Southern Iran
9 April 20136.2Southern Iran
6 April 20137.0Irian Jaya, Indonesia
6 April 20136.6Irian Jaya, Indonesia
5 April 20136.4E. Russia--N. E. China Border
5 April 20136.3E. Russia--N. E. China Border
1 April 20136.0Off East Coast of Honshu
27 Mar 20136.0Taiwan
25 Mar 20136.2Guatemala
24 Mar 20136.0Vanuatu Islands Region
24 Mar 20136.1East of Kuril Islands
19 Mar 20136.0South Sandwich Islands Region
10 Mar 20136.5New Britain Region, P.N.G.
10 Mar 20136.5New Britain Region, P.N.G.
1 Mar 20136.4Kuril Islands
1 Mar 20136.5Kuril Islands
1 Mar 20136.4Kuril Islands
1 Mar 20136.4Kuril Islands
28 Feb 20136.9Kuril Islands
28 Feb 20136.8Kuril Islands
28 Feb 20136.1Vanuatu Islands
23 Feb 20136.1Santa Cruz Islands
22 Feb 20136.2Santiago Del Estero Provence
22 Feb 20136.1Santiago Del Estero Provence
16 Feb 20136.0Off East Coast of North Island, New Zealand
16 Feb 20136.2Mindanao, Philippine Islands
16 Feb 20136.1Mindanao, Philippine Islands
14 Feb 20136.7Eastern Siberia, Russia
14 Feb 20136.6Eastern Siberia, Russia
10 Feb 20136.0Santa Cruz Islands
9 Feb 20136.6Santa Cruz Islands
9 Feb 20136.5Santa Cruz Islands
9 Feb 20136.9Colombia
9 Feb 20136.9Colombia
8 Feb 20137.1Santa Cruz Islands
8 Feb 20137.1Santa Cruz Islands
7 Feb 20136.7Santa Cruz Islands
7 Feb 20136.7Santa Cruz Islands
7 Feb 20136.0Santa Cruz Islands
7 Feb 20136.0Santa Cruz Islands
6 Feb 20136.0Santa Cruz Islands
6 Feb 20136.1Santa Cruz Islands
6 Feb 20136.0Santa Cruz Islands
6 Feb 20136.0Santa Cruz Islands Region
6 Feb 20136.0Santa Cruz Islands Region
6 Feb 20136.3Santa Cruz Islands Region
6 Feb 20136.1Santa Cruz Islands Region
6 Feb 20137.0Santa Cruz Islands
6 Feb 20137.0Santa Cruz Islands
6 Feb 20137.1Santa Cruz Islands Region
6 Feb 20137.1Santa Cruz Islands Region
6 Feb 20138.0Santa Cruz Islands
6 Feb 20137.9Santa Cruz Islands
6 Feb 20136.1Santa Cruz Islands
6 Feb 20136.0Santa Cruz Islands
6 Feb 20136.0Santa Cruz Islands
2 Feb 20136.0Santa Cruz Islands
2 Feb 20136.9Santa Cruz Islands
2 Feb 20136.9Santa Cruz Islands
1 Feb 20136.4Hokkaido, Japan Region
1 Feb 20136.3Hokkaido, Japan Region
1 Feb 20136.3Santa Cruz Islands
1 Feb 20136.3Santa Cruz Islands
1 Feb 20136.0Santa Cruz Islands
1 Feb 20136.0Santa Cruz Islands
31 Jan 20136.0Southeastern Alaska
31 Jan 20136.2Santa Cruz Islands
30 Jan 20136.0Santa Cruz Islands
30 Jan 20136.7Central Chile
28 Jan 20136.1Lake Issyk-Kul Region
28 Jan 20136.1Lake Issyk-Kul Region
21 Jan 20136.1Northern Sumatera, Indonesia
21 Jan 20136.0Northern Sumatera, Indonesia
21 Jan 20136.0Northern Sumatera, Indonesia
15 Jan 20136.1Pacific-Antarctic Ridge
15 Jan 20136.1Pacific-Antarctic Ridge
10 Jan 20136.0Northern Sumatera, Indonesia
5 Jan 20137.7Southeastern Alaska
5 Jan 20137.5Southeastern Alaska
5 Jan 20137.5Southeastern Alaska
5 Jan 20136.4Southeastern Alaska


b.  Gas Explosions-evidence of underground earth movement/migration

11/24/2012  Gas explosion Massachusetts

5/30/2012 Gas explosion Wisconsin

12/11/12 Gas Line Explosion Sissonville , Kanawha County , West Virginia 

c.  Tornadoes- in Italy?

More tornado activity in Italy-2013

6 dead, 7 missing as tornado rips through Texas-2013
d. Sinkholes:

11/29/2012 4 football field long sinkhole in Ohio

11/29/2012 Road in Ft Lauderdale collapses into the ocean

Sinkhole swallows pond-2013

10 sinkholes that appeared out of nowhere-2013
c.  Volcanic Eruptions

10/8/2012 Mount Lokon Indonesia

f.  Meteor/Comet flyby/impacts

Meteor impact to moon visible to naked eye

Grace and peace

The Daughter of Babylon-America-part 10

Where did the Church come from?  Christ yes, and what was Jesus on earth?  The Word, yes, and a Jew right?  The Church comes from or through Israel and the Jews.  Another way of saying it is that Israel, the Jews gave birth to the church through Christ Jesus.

Without getting hung up too much on where we came from, the point today is how the Lord treats His children.  If the Lord treated a mother in one way, would He treat the daughter differently?  Yes and no.  We have the New Covenant which comes with different rules however the point we are driving at today is that the Lord's nature does not change.

So if the Lord was displeased with something the Jews did years ago He would be displeased if the Church did the same things today.  His nature does not change.  Okay, so what?  So, to the book of Isaiah:

Isaiah 6:9He said, “Go and tell this people:
“‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding;
be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’
10Make the heart of this people calloused;
make their ears dull
and close their eyes.a
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.”
11Then I said, “For how long, O Lord?”
And he answered:
“Until the cities lie ruined
and without inhabitant,
until the houses are left deserted
and the fields ruined and ravaged,
12until the Lord has sent everyone far away
and the land is utterly forsaken.
13And though a tenth remains in the land,
it will again be laid waste.
But as the terebinth and oak
leave stumps when they are cut down,
so the holy seed will be the stump in the land.”

This writer believes a strong case can be made that the above scripture does and will apply to Christians today and in the days ahead.

Does this appear to apply to today's Christians?  “‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding;"

Does this appear to apply to today's Christians?  "be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’"

Does this appear to apply to today's Christians?   10Make the heart of this people calloused;
make their ears dull

Does this appear to apply to today's Christians? 

and close their eyes.a
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.

How many Christians today run about as if it were (it is) the days of Noah and Lot?  What will the result be?

“Until the cities lie ruined
and without inhabitant,
until the houses are left deserted
and the fields ruined and ravaged,
12until the Lord has sent everyone far away
and the land is utterly forsaken.
13And though a tenth remains in the land,
it will again be laid waste.
But as the terebinth and oak
leave stumps when they are cut down,
so the holy seed will be the stump in the land.”

I know, there is a strong tendency for denial, they say "this just can't be us!"  But look around.  Is darkness restrained or is darkness falling across the land?  This is a true test that never fails because light always drives out darkness.  It cannot fail to do so.  If darkness moves into a land, it always means one thing: there is no light.

There is no argument that can prevail against this.  If you walk into a room that is dark and turn on a light what must always happen?  Darkness flees and it does so instantly.  The Lord is not mocked, a people reaps what it sows.  The people become complacent when their sins are not instantly punished so they think there will never be a price for their rebellion.  That thinking results in eternal death.

Isaiah 57:11 
... Is it not because I have long been silent that you do not fear me?

What's the point?  For those who still tremble at the Word of the Lord, who have broken hearts made of clay not of stone, who have ears to hear and eyes to see, now is the time to repent.  Now and every day is the time to ask for forgiveness for our sins and to ask the Lord to give us His mind, His heart and His Spirit so we may be like Him in every way.  Why?  Will the Lord punish a man whose mind, heart and spirit are just like the Lord?

Where is the fear of the Lord today?  The Babylonian church has no place for the fear of the Lord.  In their pride and arrogance they ask "why should we "fear" the Lord?"  Soon they will find out why but it would be better for them to fear the Lord before His wrath and judgement show up.  In repentance and rest is our salvation but they will have none of it...

Isaiah 30:15 

15This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:
“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength,
but you would have none of it.

Why does the Church have eyes that do not see and ears that do not hear and why is their heart so calloused today?  They have no wisdom.  And why do they have no wisdom?  Here's why:

And he said to man, 'The fear of the Lord--that is wisdom, and to shun evil is

And what will the result of no wisdom, no fear of the Lord and no understanding be?

 cities ruined
and without inhabitant,
houses left deserted
and the fields ruined and ravaged,

As it was, so it shall be again...

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing
new under the sun. 

And so, America the daughter of Babylon will be brought low.  Does America have a church building on every corner?  Yes.  And yet darkness invades the land.  How can that be?  If these churches are salt and light, how can darkness prevail?  It can because they have no light.

Most agree that we are in the end days.  In the end days the judgement and wrath of God are displayed against all the wickedness of man.  And when judgement comes, where does it start?

1 Peter 4:17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?

The Word of God is overflowing with warnings.  Over and over and over again Israel was in trouble with the Lord, they were destroyed by the Lord and only a remnant was saved.  Over and over again, only a remnant was saved.  As it was, so shall it be again.  How many out of a world full of people were saved in Noah's day?  How many out of a city were saved in Lot's day?  A remnant was saved, very few and nobody stops to ask why?

Matt 7:13“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

When we read this ^^ shouldn't we tremble?  Shouldn't we fear the Lord and repent in dust and ashes when we read these Words?

Luke 21 36 watch ye, then, in every season, praying that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are about to come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.'

Do people take the Word too lightly?  Why do they not tremble?  Pray that we may be accounted worthy?  Why?  Because few, only a few made it out in Noah's day.  A few made it out in Lot's day.  Few make it through the narrow gate that leads to life.

These are tough words and very hard to accept, I know.  This writer trembles with you as I read the Words the Lord gave us.

This writer prays for you and with you and for myself and our families and all the brothers that our sins may be forgiven and that we may be counted worthy of the escape from all that is coming.  I pray that we may be the few on that narrow path that makes it through the small gate that leads to life.

grace and peace