THE TIME OF TROUBLE. THIS IS GOOD NEWS.
During the time of trouble as the world has never seen, before the second coming of Jesus Christ, there will be only two groups of people in the world regardless of the endless denominations and religions in the world today. These two groups are those who will unite under the beast/Antichrist and receive his mark (Revelation 14:10) and those who will unite under God and receive God’s seal; who keep the commandments of God and have the faith/testimony of Jesus (Revelation 14:12; 12:17). This is the crux of the Book of Revelation. This mark is not a tattoo nor is it a micro-chip to be implanted. The issue here is, as has always been, centered on worship.
Are there such Christians today who keep the commandments of God and have the faith of Jesus? Yes. Nevertheless, all of us, by the way we live our lives now, are getting ourselves ready for which of the two sides we will belong during the reign of the beast/Antichrist.
Who is the beast/Antichrist? Oh, you don’t even know and you are waiting expectantly for the second coming of Jesus Christ? Don’t you know that the time of trouble as the world has never seen must come before the second coming of Jesus Christ (Daniel 12:1; Matthew 24:3-14) and the beast/Antichrist will reign during this period and many will receive the mark of the beast? How will you face an enemy that you do not even know?
Oh, so you see all the unbelievable and shameful things happening in Christendom and right in the churches of God and you can’t help but wonder? What if I told you this is the script of the Mother of Harlots playing out to perfection; the work of the Man of sin who is the same as the beast/Antichrist that the Bible so painstakingly identifies in Daniel 7, 1 John 2, 2 Thessalonians, and Revelation 13 and 17 to name a few?
When will you wake up and know that identifying the true identity of the Antichrist is as important as identifying the true identity of Jesus Christ? Truly, many antichrists have gone into the world who deny that Jesus Christ came in the flesh (2 John 7), but the identity of the Antichrist/the Man of sin, the beast whose number is 666 and who Sunday is the mark of his authority has been hidden under the disguise of being the representative of Christ. This is the meaning of Antichrist; in place of Christ. He is the one “who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called god, or that is worshipped, so that he as god sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God (2 Thessalonians 2:3, 4). There is only one guess. Yes; the Pope, and more specifically, his seat of authority, the Papal Seat which has fulfilled till date every single prophecy in the Bible about the beast/Antichrist. This same seat, Martin Luther, the German and the father of the Protestant Movement who stood against the corruption of the Catholic Church during the dark ages, referred to as the seat of the Antichrist (The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers, vol 2., pg. 121).
Hasn’t Satan indeed disguised himself as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14)? Oh, you certainly don’t think so? You certainly don’t think the Catholic Church, the Mother Church of all Protestant churches today, is the Mother of harlots mentioned in Revelation 17:5 and the seat of the Antichrist whom the Pope is the representative (2 Thessalonians 2:4)? Well, she is the Mother of harlots because she has daughters; the Protestant churches who broke away from her in protest but have all gone after her example nevertheless, by exalting the traditions of men above the commandments of God (Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7). They may not have idols and statues in their churches like their Mother, but they certainly still pay homage to her by the keeping of the counterfeit Sabbath, Sunday, the first day of the week, that their Mother instituted and boldly parades, against the “Thus saith the Lord” seventh-day Sabbath of the Scriptures which Jesus Himself kept in his life and death (Luke 4:16; Luke 23:55, 56).
Have you convinced yourself that knowing who the Antichrist is, is not relevant to your Christian journey? You are simply waiting for the second coming of Jesus Christ just like every other person in Christendom. Well, the Bible says Jesus will not come back until the Man of sin, the Antichrist, is fully revealed (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12); that is, till his appearance under the disguise of being the representative of Christ is made clear to all as false, but rather that he is the Man of sin, the Antichrist and the beast, that the Bible has so painstakingly identified.
Oh, you say when he is fully revealed, you will know who the Antichrist is then. That’s like saying when Jesus Christ is revealed in the skies, then you will know Him. Too late! You are to study to show yourself approved and study as one whose eternity is at stake. And while studying, don’t even trust yourself. Surrender your heart and study to God and afflict your soul in prayers. There is a blessing for you (Revelation 1:1-3).
You believe that the second coming of Jesus Christ is near; I believe so too. Hence, the time of trouble such as the world as never seen is nearer because the former cannot happen without the latter (2 Thessalonians 2:3)
Have you heard about the New World Order? It has everything to do with the Time of Trouble as the world has never seen and the reign of the Antichrist (Daniel 12:1-2). And it is about time the papacy unites with the false prophet, the United States of America (as also identified in Bible Prophecy), and enforce its mark, Sunday Sacredness, on Bible-believing Christians who keep the commandments of God and have the faith/testimony of Jesus Christ.
Are you prepared? Jesus is coming again. This is good news!
THE BIBLE SAYS THERE IS NO SECRET RAPTURE! THIS IS GOOD NEWS.
One of the clearest Bible texts on the return of Jesus Christ to the earth is in REVELATION 1:7 which states “Behold, He is coming with clouds, and EVERY EYE WILL SEE HIM, even they who pierced Him. And ALL THE TRIBES OF THE EARTH will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.”
The Bible says above that when Jesus Christ returns, EVERY EYE and ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH will see Him. Do we even need more evidence that there is nothing like a SECRET RAPTURE and the devil has a clear agenda with this popular misconception?
So, please enough of all these being said about the rapture, that when it occurs, people will run around saying: “one person disappeared, they are looking for him or her. Rapture has taken place, my mother disappeared, and I can’t find so and so; I have missed the rapture”, because there will never be a thing as such.
All these are Satan’s lies being thrown around mostly by sincere and unsuspecting Christians, but they are nevertheless, a scathing insult and mockery to the return of Jesus Christ. It makes it seem as if Jesus’ return is some mediocre event that needs to be announced by the disappearance of someone or some people.
Jesus Himself warned about this, saying “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ DO NOT BELIEVE IT . . . See I have told you beforehand . . . For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be” (Matthew 24:23-27). “For as it were in the days of Noah, so will the coming of the Son of Man be” (Matthew 24:37).
When the Flood occurred, did everyone know? Well, yes! No one needed newsflash and no one needed to be told what was happening; so it will be when Christ returns. When the Bible says Jesus Christ will return as a ‘thief in the night’, it was in reference to the suddenness and unexpected nature of His coming; the same way the flood came unexpectedly while they were eating and drinking and giving in marriage.
Another Bible text says clearly, “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven WITH A SHOUT, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. AND THE DEAD IN CHRIST SHALL RISE FIRST.” “Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. AND THUS WE SHALL ALWAYS BE WITH THE LORD” (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17).
This grand event as seen above, OF THE RETURNING SHOUT OF THE KING, OF THE RIGHTEOUS DEAD COMING OUT OF THEIR GRAVES AND BEING RAISED TO LIFE IN NEW GLORIOUS BODIES AND BEING CAUGHT UP WITH THE LORD IN THE AIR, OF THE RIGHTEOUS LIVING BEING TRANSFORMED INTO NEW GLORIOUS BODIES AND BEING CAUGHT UP WITH THE LORD IN THE AIR, needed not to be told to anybody and definitely does not a newscast. It is a grand event the Bible says! Please, let us help put an end to the secret rapture messages being sent around.
What happens to the wicked living and wicked dead? The wicked living are destroyed by the brightness of Jesus’ coming and the earth is in fact destroyed so that the wicked do not live again until the end of the millennium; the 1000 years the saints spend in heaven considering the righteous judgements of God before the final destruction of the wicked after the millennium (See in arranged order 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17; 2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 6:12-16; Jeremiah 25:33; Luke 17:28-30; Revelation 20:4, 5)
You see, many things Christians believe today are not rooted in the Bible. Maybe it’s high time we stopped letting the movies and false preachers (agents of Satan disguising as men of light) tell us what to believe, and we rather study for ourselves. There is an abundance of resources on the internet (if you check the right places and if they speak according to God’s word or safest still, PRAYERFULLY STUDY YOUR BIBLE FOR YOURSELF AND KNOW THE TRUTH WHICH WILL SET YOU FREE).
Are you prepared? Jesus is coming again. This is good news!
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THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. THIS IS GOOD NEWS.
The Holy Spirit will never make you walk contrary to the Law of God. The difference between the New Covenant and the Old Covenant is not the doing away with the law that defines good and bad. Where there is no law, there is no sin. If the presence of the Holy Spirit helps us to do away with the Law of God that defines good and bad, that defines sin since sin is the transgression of the law (1 John 3:4), then there is no sin anymore in the New Covenant. Do what thou will. Every Christian then has a standard for his or herself. When that happens, what do we have? Exactly what we have in Christendom today!
Anything that is not of faith is sin. Yes. Because faith in Jesus will make us walk as He walked (1 John 2:6), and Jesus said He kept His Father’s commandments (John 15:10). Jesus did not live a careless unrestrained anything-goes life; He kept his Father’s commandments. Then who are we not to, especially when there is a call from Jesus Himself that we do the same (John 14:15).
James also defines sin as knowing how to do good and failing to do it (James 4:17). It’s still in reference to the Ten Commandments, the only law that defines good and bad. Every other law in the Old Testament, the ones Christ nailed to the cross (Colossians 2:14), and the ones that Paul always speaks against, are the laws of sacrifices and the Levitical Sabbaths (See Leviticus 23:32, 38-44) that Christ came to do away with because they were ceremonies that pointed to Christ and were shadows of the work He would do on the cross.
When an Israelite sinned, he broke the first law; the Ten Commandments. In order to receive forgiveness, he had to bring a sacrifice according to the second law; the Book of the Law also called the Law of Moses (Luke 24:44). This is the relationship between the two laws. While the Law of God; the Ten Commandments, defines sin (1 John 3:4), the ceremonial law; the Law of Moses, defined the sacrifices and the remedy for sin.
Now what is the purpose of the Holy Spirit in the New Covenant? Simple. Just as you may have been told, to be our Guardian; our new tutor instead of the law. Why? Because the letter of the law kills in that it had no power to help us keep it even though it shows us what terrible sinners we are. But the Holy Spirit, our new tutor, is able to convict us of sin as Jesus promised (John 16:8), and more importantly, is able to empower us to keep the law (Philippians 4:13). Not even the letter of the law, but the spirit of the law which is best explained in Christ’s Sermon on the Mount where adultery (the 7th Commandment) begins in the heart, anger is the root of murder (the 6th commandment), and as He later showed, letting one die in hunger or showing lack of concern for one in help is breaking the Sabbath (the 4th commandment). Here are few examples of the many in the Bible of how the Holy Spirit, like Jesus, magnifies and betters our understanding of God’s Holy and Eternal law; not otherwise.
The Holy Spirit is meant to be another Helper just like Jesus and is supposed to receive from Jesus and not do anything of Himself (John 16:13). Do you believe this? Now, think about it for a second. Would Jesus go around telling us His Father’s Moral Law are now irrelevant and we can do as we please for where there is no law there is no sin? No He won’t. Would He tell us that unbelief in Christ is sin and thus, we need not keep the commandments of God which is summarized in “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” and “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22: 36-40; Mark 12:30-31); the summary of the Moral Law? No, He would say, if you love me, keep my commandments (John 14:15), and so will the Apostle John say (1 John 5:3). For the Moral law; the Ten Commandments, the transgression of which led to the first sin (Romans 5:12) and thus has existed before there was ever a Jew, are the governing principles of heaven and the foundation of God’s throne (Psalm 89:14).
We know a law was done away with, but it is not the Moral Law; the Ten Commandments under the mercy seat of the Heavenly Sanctuary, of which the Israelite sanctuary was an antitype (See in arranged order Isaiah 37:16; Psalm 99:1; Hebrews 8:1-2, 5; Exodus 25:19-22)! The devil will, with all lying deceptions, want you to think otherwise because he is the crown king of lawlessness and the foremost rebel against God’s law, which is why we are here today in the first place.
Though we are not justified or declared righteous or saved by keeping the law, the keeping of God’s commandments is an evidence that we are saved and we love Him (John 14:15; Revelation 14:12). But many Christians, for whatever reason, just don’t seem to get it. Thus, unfortunately, they will never be able to partake from the tree of life which is in the midst of the New Jerusalem for they cannot enter through the gates into the city, who declared the commandments of God annulled and kept the traditions of men (Revelation 22:14).
Are you prepared? Jesus is coming again. This is good news!
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