Christ Is King
Many people believe Jesus won't come back for hundreds, maybe thousands of years yet. I don't believe it. The signs of the times are here. The increase in earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, droughts etc... points to the soon return of the Savior for the dead in Christ and His bride. "For 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. Then 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. " (I Thessalonians 4:16,17).
If you have been putting off making Jesus the Savior and Lord of your life so you can have fun before making such a major commitment, I urge you to rethink your position. You are playing with eternity. Once Jesus comes, those who are not taken to heaven with Him will live through the tribulation spoken of in Daniel, Revelation and many other Books of the Bible. It won't be a pretty thing at all. There will be much suffering to endure. Sure, some will be saved during this time of god's judgment, but why expose yourself to such extreme hardship when being saved is so easy.
During the Tribulation, people will be required to reject Jesus and bow down to the beast, one of the most venomous enemies of God, if they want to live. "And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed" (Revelation 13:15). Many who are saved during of the Tribulation will be beheaded, for Christ's sake.
Another consideration is that the beast will command that everyone accept his mark on their forehead or right hand. Anyone who refuses this mark will be forbidden to buy or sell. "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name" (Revelation 13:16,17).
The storms, tornadoes and earthquakes we experience now are bad, but wait until the ones in the tribulation start. They will be God's unfettered judgment and there will be no holds barred. "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?" (Revelation 6:12-17).
How do we know this is the season for Jesus to come? Scripture tells us, "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect" (Matthew 24:24). Is there an example of this for us to learn from? Yes, there is, and he's alive and causing trouble now. He is the great deceiver who is posing as president of the United States: Barack "Hussein" Obama. He came up out of obscurity and bought and muscled his way into the most powerful office of any land. How did he do this? With the catchword "change." He was so poised as his puppeteer posed him this way or that as he read the scripts others wrote for him, that people believed him. Sadly, even some of the elect, meaning those who are born again and belong to the Christ were deceived into voting for him. This is only an example of what's to come when the anti-Christ (vehemently against Christ) comes. satan himself will be the anti-Christ's puppeteer until he finally takes over his body and works directly through him. As Obama did, the anti-Christ will cajole, connive and conspire to gain position in the world. When he does, the people will suffer as never before, especially the Jews.
Please look around you and understand that the days until Jesus comes for the church are short. Don't miss out on taking the glory cloud home to live in the presence of the Glory of God for eternity. Come to the Father. Ask him to forgive you of all the sins you have committed during your lifetime. Then ask Jesus to be the Lord and Savior of your life. If you do this with meaning, the Father will send the Holy Spirit to live in you and guide you till Jesus comes. Find a good church, one that teaches the truth of Scripture and grow in the Lord.
Yes - Jesus is coming. It could even be today!
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Here we are! It's Friday. We have arrived at the end of another week. This has been a strange week for me. I'm always griping about wanting a real day off where I have nothing to do at all. Well, God gave me one, and I didn't like it at all. I knew it was the "day off" I had been longing for because I even had enough leftovers to feed my entire family (five of us) from paper plates.
God is good and will give us the desires of our hearts. Notice this though: We don’t always enjoy what we were seeking after once we get it. I wanted a day to lay back and do nothing, and when I got it, I was disappointed. God’s gift to me was good, and my body needed the rest, but, as Jesus said, ““My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work” (John ).
The days here on this dying earth are short. If you have heard or read the news, or even the forwards you receive in your email, you will understand that this globe is coming apart at the seams. Volcanoes are blowing their tops above the land and below the sea. Earthquakes are shaking the earth within the ground and under the sea. The weather patterns are changing and severe weather is striking many places causing floods resulting in many deaths and the destruction of crops. Droughts are so severe that crops are burned up and wild fires rage out of control, terrifying the hearts of men and thwarting their attempts to extinguish them. There is the famine in ever increasing areas of the world. There are pestilences on the rise such as AIDS and drug-resistant Tuberculosis. There are plagues of all sorts around the world.
With all this in mind, relaxing was difficult. Unlike a vast majority of people nowadays, I know that my service to God is worth the time and effort it takes. I’m am optimist, not a fatalist. I know that every minute God holds Jesus back from coming to rapture His bride is another minute He can use to leave a mark on this world for those who will be left behind. That He allows me to participate in this even in a small part is “joy unspeakable” to me. (I Peter 1:8)
The main reason for this post is to remind each of you that you have a part to play in the upcoming events as well. God is no respecter of persons. He built the body of Christ using individual parts. You are one of those parts and you fit in to the body somewhere. Don’t sell yourself short. Not everyone can be the head, or the hand. Some have to be the feet, the little toes, etc…
Every one of us is important to the function of the body. We have an intake valve at one end and an exhaust and emissions valve at the other. Jesus said that it’s not what enters a man’s body into the stomach that defiles him, because that all passes out of him. It’s what enters his heart (Matthew -20). If your heart is for God and his kingdom, you will produce sweet smelling fresh fruit, not stinky rotten stuff.
The position God called you to may be something as simple as speaking a good word to someone (Proverbs 25:11) or as complex as writing a book. Whatever you are called to do this Friday, do it “as unto the Lord” (Colossians ) and you and others will be blessed.
We here at New Beginnings Ministry have decided to take the plunge into the sea of blogging. We're not sure what the topics will be, but God does. We do know we would enjoy receiving your comments about what we post. Please understand that we are a Christian blog on a Christian website. All comments will be reviewed for content to be sure it fits with our "reader friendly" site. Your comment will not appear here until they have been approved. See more specific guidelines at the top of the Opinion articles page.
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In Christ's service,