Is Jesus Coming Soon? The Second Coming of Jesus is closer than we think!
Revelation chapter 22 – 12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” 14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. 16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”
The Second coming of Jesus Christ to set up His Kingdom is closer than any of us think. If we knew just how close it was to the coming of the Lord, people heart’s and mind would be steadfast on preparing themselves, their loved ones and friends for the soon coming King. We must all remember that Jesus came as the “Lamb of God” the first time in order to settle and pay the price for all our sin accounts. Jesus paid it all, He is our Redeemer. When Jesus comes the Second time, He is coming to execute Judgment on the inhabitants of the Earth who oppose Him, who have taken the mark of the best and those who are at war against Israel, The Church and His Kingdom.
Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Jesus wants us to be watching and ready so that His coming does not slip up on us unaware. To watch and ready means that Jesus wants us to be prepared at all times by living for Him with all our heart and not halfway. Make sure that you are ready at all times and be sure to tell others about the saving power of Jesus so they too can be ready when Jesus comes.
Jesus gave these great instructions to the Church,
Matthew 28:18-20 - 18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
When Jesus rose from dead He appeared to His disciples and He spoke this command to them as He was taken to Heaven on a cloud. These instructions are for us all. From Jesus’ Resurrection from the dead until now, over 2000+ years, billions have come to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. He wants us all to occupy ourselves until He comes and serve Him by making disciples of all Nations.
What day and hour is Jesus coming?
No man knows! When people were afraid because of the Mayan Calendar ending in December 2012, it was clear that this would not be the time because we are on God’s time clock, God decide the times and seasons, not man. No man, not even the Mayans or any other man knows the day and the hour. Jesus said that the Angels don’t know, nor does the Son but the Father only. Let the scriptures below sink deep into your hearts so that when you hear of people giving dates of Jesus’ return you don’t get swept into these false dates and times. 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. Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. Our Precious Lord and Savior is meek, humble and full of Truth. He would never lie or misuse His Power. Sadly many people presumptuously want to give dates for Jesus’ return but this is unscriptural and a grave error. When you see people fixated on dates don’t join them but correct them because God wants us ready every moment of each day. NIV Acts 1:7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority”. God wants us ready at all times and He wants us to live for Him as if each day was the day of Jesus’ Return so that no day is squandered.
The Great Tribulation and the Rapture
The Bible teaches us of a 3 ½ year period, 42 months, that the World will go through what is called The Great Tribulation. The Antichrist will make a 7 year peace treaty with the Nations of the World and form what is called a New World Order or One World Government. This will be a false peace treaty for in the middle of the 7 Year period He shall go into Jerusalem and proclaim that he is God. This was prophesied in the book of Daniel as the Abomination that causes Desolation.
Read what God’s Word says about this in Daniel 9:7 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Notice God’s Word says in the middle of the week, that means in the middle of the 7 year period, which is 3 ½ years (42 months). Where else in the Bible does it mention this 3 ½ time period?
The Word of God teaches us in
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
This 42 month period of time shall be the worst suffering that the World has ever experienced. This evil, Dictator will be possessed by Satan just as Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit. Just as Jesus was God incarnate (in flesh and blood), the beast will be Satan bodily form (in flesh in blood). Jesus Earthly Ministry began when He was 30 and He died and Rose from the Dead at 33. Jesus’ Ministry was public, for the World to see, for a little over 3 years. The Antichrist’s Demonic reign of terror and the Great Tribulation period will be for 3 ½ years or 42 months.
Where else in scripture do we see the 3 ½ year period used to describe the Great Tribulation? There a several other places we will discuss and a few of them are in Daniel Chapter 12. In Daniel Chapter 12, Daniel is given an open vision that starts in Daniel Chapter 10; from a man sent from Heaven, who many believe was Jesus (Daniel 10:2-21) before He was incarnate, born on Earth. In Verse 1 of Daniel Chapter 12 the Word God says there will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of Nations up until that time. This time of distress is called the Great Tribulation in the New Testament. Everything in the New Testament is a fulfillment of what God has already said in the Old Testament. A question is asked in verse 6, How long shall this time of distress be? The answer is given is verse 7; a time, times and half a time. A time = 1 year, times = 2 years and a half a time = ½ year or 6 months. If you add that together you will see that it is 3 ½ years or 42 months. Our God is an Awesome God, He has already told us from the beginning what shall happened in the End Times.
Read what God says in Daniel 12 1-7:
1 “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered.
2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 Those who are wisea will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
4 But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”
5 Then I, Daniel, looked, and there before me stood two others, one on this bank of the river and one on the opposite bank.
6 One of them said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?”
7 The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, “It will be for a time, times and half a time.b When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.”
The Lord also gives Daniel another important pair of number of days to describe the Great Tribulation. This is very specific because rather than give the time, times and 1/2 a time, God gives Daniel a two numbers. In verse 11 of Daniel Chapter 12 the number is 1,290 days to describe the time from the Abomination that causes desolation to the End of Tribulation. If you divide 1230 by 365 you get 3.53, which is 3 ½ years. This is another sign that God is giving us all to let us know that from the time the Antichrist causes the Abomination that cause desolation, The Great Tribulation will be for 3 ½ years. In verse 12 of Daniel Chapter 12 another number is given and that is 1,335 days but here it also says “Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days”. If you divide 1,335 by 365 you get 3.65, which is a few days over 3.50 or 3 ½ years. The Word of God says Blessed is the one who waits and reaches the end of the 1335 days, this is letting us know that our redemption draws near and Messiah Jesus is coming to set up His Kingdom on Earth is very close to this time.
Read What God teaches us in
9 He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end.
10 Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.
11“From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days.
12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.
13“As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.”
This is what Jesus says about The Abomination that causes Desolation and The Great Tribulation”
Jesus make reference to Daniel Chapter 9 and 12 when He was speaking of the abomination of desolation. This validates that what Daniel said was indeed true and a very important End Time prophecy. In the middle of the 7 year peace agreement the Antichrist shall go into the temple of Jerusalem and claim that he is god. This man shall be pure evil and these actions shall signify the start of God pouring out His Wrath of this sinful World under the Antichrist’s rule.
The Abomination of Desolation and The Great Tribulation:
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24 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.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
Jesus warn us all that the Great Tribulation shall be the Worst suffering that mankind has ever known nor will there ever be any suffering like this again. This will be worst than what a happened; during the Flood of Noah’s day, to Sodom and Gomorrah and even the 10 plagues that God poured out on Egypt to deliver Israel from the harsh bondage of Pharaoh.
The Rapture of the Church
The bible speaks of an event that says the Church, will be “caught up” also called the Rapture, which is the Lord Jesus coming to get His Bride before the rule of the Antichrist and The Great Tribulation. The Rapture is a term used to describe what God’s Word refers to when it says we will be “caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the Air. And thus we shall be forever with the Lord”.
How will the Rapture take place?
1 Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him 15 For 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. 16 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 will rise first. 17 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. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
NLT 1 Corinthians 15: 51 But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! 52 It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed.
Some of the Church Saints will have to go through the Great Tribulation period but it will be because they were not ready when the Rapture took place.
There are 3 beliefs for the Rapture;
Some believe the Church will be Raptured by the start of the 7 year peace treaty(pre-tribulation rapture), some believe the Church will be Raptured by the middle of the of the 7 year peace treaty (mid-tribulation rapture) and others believe the Church will be not be Raptured until the end of the 7 year period (post-tribulation rapture). Some people who believe the entire Church will be here on Earth all the way through the Great Tribulation, I would suggest they really need to pray and study through this subject. One of main reasons to believe the Purified Saints will be Raptured, at least by the start of the 3 ½ year Great Tribulation period is because Jesus makes these promises:
Jesus gives the Church these words of instruction and comfort letting us know that He will come back to Rapture those who remain faithful before The Great Tribulation;
NKJV Luke 21:36 Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
To those who are lukewarm and cold, they will not be ready when Jesus comes and they will have to be tried during the Great Tribulation period. The Bible in Revelation 3:10 calls this period the “hour of temptation” and it clearly says that this will come upon all the World “to try them that live upon the Earth”. You can’t get any plainer or clearer than that. Jesus clearly says in Luke 21:36 “watch and pray that we man counted worth to escape all these thing that shall come to pass and to stand before the Son of man”. This too is a very plain promise that for those who are Rapture ready and live spirit-filled and righteous lives, we all shall be rewarded with the Pre-Tribulation Rapture.
Another reason that the Word of God gives us to believe the Rapture will be before the 3 ½ Great Tribulation is because the Bible says that it was given power to the beast(Antichrist) “to make war with the Saints and to overcome them”. The Antichrist will not be able to overcome the entire Church, for we are the Bride of Christ. This is speaking of those in the Church who lived spiritually lukewarm lives and they were not prepared when the Bridegroom came to Rapture His Bride. Those who are left behind will have to be tried by this fiery period of temptation that will be Hell on Earth.
If you read God’s Word it says in Revelation 13: 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9If any man have an ear, let him hear. 10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Jesus gave us this parable to explain the rapture: In this parable the Bridegroom represents Jesus, the 10 Virgins represent the Church and the midnight cry represents the Rapture.
Matthew 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Keep in mind that half of the 10 Virgins were not ready when the Bridegroom came. Saints that is 1 out of every 2. What if the Rapture where to take place today? How many Christians would be ready to meet the Lord? We hope that there will be a greater percentage of Christians that are ready when Jesus comes than 1 out of every 2 and that is why we need more Preachers and Teachers letting the body of Christ know that they must be ready at all times.
In Genesis Abraham plead in prayer for the righteous in Sodom asking that if God found just 10 righteous in the city would He spare that city. God agreed but there weren’t 10, there were only 4 but God still would not destroy the whole city until He had taken Lot and his family out.
Genesis 18:25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? 32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.
The Angels that were sent to destroy Sodom even said to Lot for him and his family to hurry up and leave because they could not destroy the city as long as they were there. NIV Genesis 19;22 But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it.”
Jesus used the even history lesson of Lot when speaking of the how the last of the Last Days would be. Luke 17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30 It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.
This is how it will be for the purified Church, as soon we leave by Rapture that is when the Great Tribulation and God’s wrath will come upon the Earth to try them. These scriptures plainly teach us that Jesus will keep us, The Church, from the greatest time of suffering the World has ever known, the Great Tribulation. In our book of Revelation page we will go deeper into the events that will take place during the Great Tribulation.
Jesus teaches us Concerning His Coming for His church:
Matthew 24 - ”37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. 45 ”Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. 47 Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods. 48 But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ 49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, 50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of, 51 and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Watch my friends for Jesus is coming back at an hour you think not. There will come a time when Jesus will come back and the dead in Christ shall rise first then, those who are alive and remain shall be caught up to meet the Lord in the Air and We shall forever be with the Lord. Now this in not the end of the World, this is the Rapture. Remember just before the Flood came, God gathered Noah and his family safely in the Ark, then all Hell broke-loose on the Earth. The Rapture signifies the beginning of God’s Judgment of the Earth followed by 3 ½ year period of God’s Wrath like the World has never known, foretold in the bible as” The Great Tribulation”. Hear what Jesus said about His Coming. Jesus said in;
Matt. 24: ”37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be”.
Luke 17:28-29 & 32-36 - 28 Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. 34 I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. 35 Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. 36 Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.”
God uses the examples of Noah’s Ark and Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah to show us that God will always take the Righteous out of harm’s way before He allows Judgment to Fall on the Earth. Read the Story of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Book of Genesis, Chapter’s 18 & 19, and see how the Patriarch Abraham pled in Prayer for the Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. God heard Abraham and said that if He found just 10 Righteous people in Sodom and Gomorrah, God would Spare the Cities from Judgment. The very thing that is now keeping God’s Great Wrath from falling on this World is His Righteous Children who are made clean by the Blood of Jesus.
As Scripture teaches that we, the Righteous, are the Salt of the Earth. Look on your canned goods and you will see on the content label salt (sodium). Without the salt the product will not last or be preserved, but with salt many canned-foods are able last many years. (Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth“). As long as the Children of God are in the World, our Heavenly Father will Hold Back the workings of the Anti-Christ who will be a much worse Demonized Leader than even Hitler was. God will one day take His Saints out of the World, then all Hell will breakout. He will allow Satan, through the Anti-Christ, to rule and reign for 7 years, this will be the Great Tribulation. At the End of the Seven years the battle of Armageddon will take place as The Saints will return with Jesus Christ and Defeat the Anti-Christ and his army. Jesus will lead the Armies of God to victory and Jesus shall rule and reign from Capital City of Jerusalem for a thousand years. This World will become the Kingdom of our Lord and the Meek shall inherit the Earth.
The Last of the Last Days
Jesus uses the stories of Noah’s Ark and Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah to show us several important truths. One of those truths is that when the people of Earth become very wicked and sinful God’s Judgment will soon follow. Notice also that each time the Judgments occurred the people we caught off guard because they did not heed the warnings they were given. They where marrying and giving in marriage before all TORMENT destroyed them. Life was normal nothing seemed different and then all of a sudden God’s Wrath FELL.
We all felt very sadden by the devastation on 09-11-01 and many questioned the way the where living their lives. We saw how quickly our lives could end, even on a mass scale. Close to, or over 3,000 people left their lives on Earth and now are at Their Eternal Destination. We can only hope many made the choice to serve Jesus whole-hearted in this life. Would you have been ready to meet the Lord? For some the End of The World will come today because everyday thousands die. Jesus doesn’t have to return for your World to End. Considering that the Great Tribulation shall be the worst suffering Humanity has ever experienced, we should all strive to live Godly through Jesus Christ. Then we shall escape the Judgment that will come upon all the Earth. Now’s The Time to live for God and follow Jesus with all your heart. Sin may be pleasurable now but only what we do for God will last forever.
Mt 24:21 - For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Noah and Lot both were men that represented righteousness in a sinful and dark world. They warned others but were looked at as fools. NKJ/Genesis 19:14 So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had married his daughters, and said, “Get up, get out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city!” But to his sons-in-law he seemed to be joking. Are you ready to heed God’s warning and warn others? I pray that you do not think this is a joke. The people did not believe Lot until sudden destruction came upon them. People have not changed much since Noah’s and Lot’s day. In the Days of Noah the Bible teaches how the sins of men had grown very widespread and man’s heart was on evil continually. Most people are betting their souls on tomorrow but God says choose Today!
Genesis 6: 5-7 – 5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
The Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were full of sin and rebellion against God. Sodom was a prosperous City made rich through their natural resources. Sodom was full of fornication, adultery, lesbianism, homosexuality, Idolatry, orgies, drunkenness, all manner of filthiness, and every manner of evil. They were Out of Control. Here is some of what the Bible teaches about Sodom.
Genesis 13:13 – 13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
Genesis 18:20 – 20 And the Lord said, Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave.
Genesis 19:4-6 - 4 Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. 5 And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally.” 6 So Lot went out to them through the doorway, shut the door behind him, 7 and said, “Please, my brethren, do not do so wickedly!
The men of the city of Sodom wanted to have Homosexual relations with the two other men that were strangers. The two men were also Angels, who were sent by God to destroy the city. Before the Angels destroyed the city Lot pled with them to come into his home and eat something. Afterward, they Lead Lot, his wife, and their two daughters out of the City and warned them “Not to Look Back”. Lots wife did and she was turned into a pillar of salt. She was damned because after she was brought out of Sin and Damnation she looked back on her old life. Jesus gives us chance after chance to be free but don’t waste yours being too relaxed and looking back. The more you look back the harder it gets to turn whole-hearted toward God. You must just give up on Sin and Evil cold turkey (totally). Don’t worry about past mistakes Today is The Day. God will forgive you of all your sins if you truly Repent. You may never have a better chance than now.
This is a message to believers and non-believers that God means Business and He wants us to obey His Commands and not Look Back on the Life of Sin He brought us out from. We must remember that Lots wife heard God’s Warning and she did not believe 100 percent His Word, “Not to Look Back”. Some say, Jesus done away with the old law, friend God’s Word is His Word. Jesus used this History lesson to warn us of His Coming. Jesus is telling us in His Word that many will be damned like those in Sodom, many will be like Lot’s wife and turn back to their life of sin after knowing the Truth. Some will be like Lot and escape the Great Tribulation which is the beginning of God’s Judgment on the Earth. Some will also escape the Final Judgment of Hell and the Lake of Fire. Will you escape by heeding God’s Warning to this Generation?
Genesis 19:15-26 - 15 When the morning dawned, the angels urged Lot to hurry, saying, “Arise, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the punishment of the city.” 17 So it came to pass, when they had brought them outside, that he said, “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the mountains, lest you be destroyed.” 24 Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. 26 But his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
Today’s society is a lot like Sodom and Gomorrah and the people in Noah’s Day.
Sin has a snowball effect. Once we make little allowances for sin it will grow, believe that. If you let the devil ride in the back seat sooner or later he will move to the front seat and before too long he will be driving. Then you will be on your way to his home in Hell. Sin is like cancer if it is not stopped, it will spread until death is eminent. The Word of God teaches that it is the little foxes that destroy the vine. You can do all things through Jesus Christ. Little victories add up to gigantic victories. Pay close attention to what you feed your mind and heart! The little things you think don’t matter, really matter most. God is patient and longsuffering but He will not hold back His Wrath forever. Because of His patience and longsuffering many think He will continue to delay His coming but God will surprise the World. Those who are Watching, will Be Ready when Jesus Comes.
The Two Witnesses come to Earth during the 3 ½ Year Great Tribulation:
Before Jesus comes to set up His Eternal Kingdom the Word of God says that God will send Elijah to the Israel before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. Read God’s Word in
Malachi 4: 5 “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. 6 He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.”
Elijah and Enoch or Elijah and Moses, will walk this Earth doing the Great Tribulation period and perform mighty works for nearly 3 ½ years. Yes, that is right, Elijah will return before the Second coming of Jesus and these two witnesses will work signs and wonders in the Earth as Moses did against Pharaoh in Egypt. This bible truth is not often taught but this is major part of End Time Bible prophecy. These two witnesses will play a major role in the Great Tribulation period and they will be the forerunners for Jesus’ Second coming as John the Baptist was the forerunner for Jesus’ first coming. In Revelation 11:3 We also see the same time period that the two witness are to be on Earth is very close to that was mentioned in Daniel 12:11 1,290 days. God is letting us know that their time on Earth shall be 1,260 days which is almost all of the 3 ½ year Great Tribulation period. For a moment, think back to how God used Moses to prophecy against the Pharaoh of Egypt and bring all those plagues against Pharaoh and Egypt before He delivered His people, that is how these two witnesses shall prophecy against the Antichrist and his evil one world Babylonian government. At the end of the Tribulation period God will deliver His people by sending Jesus the Christ to Israel rule Earth and establish the Kingdom of God here on Earth. Let thy Kingdom Come, Lord Jesus!
In Revelation Chapter 11 we learn about the two witnesses sent from God.
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
Not enough is said about the two witnesses that God will send back to Earth to restore all things and they will win many Jews to Christ during the Great Tribulation and they will call down the judgments and wrath of God upon the Earth. We know that Elijah will be one of them and Enoch will most likely the other. Some believe it will be Moses because it was Elijah and Moses that the Apostles John, Peter and James saw with Jesus at the mount of transfiguration (Matthew 17: 1-7). It is very likely that they will be Elijah and Enoch because these two men were taken by God without seeing death. God took Enoch as referenced in Genesis 5:24 and God took Elijah to Heaven in a Chariot of Fire as referenced it 2 Kings 2:11. Jesus confirms that Elijah shall indeed come first to restore all things, before He returns to set up His Kingdom of the Earth. Matthew 17: 10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? 11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. Now Jesus also states in the next verse that Elias, which means Elijah, has already come but He was talking figuratively about John the Baptist who was a representative of the spirit and power of Elijah. Matthew 17:12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. 13Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist. When Jesus says the Elijah shall come first we know that He was talking about His Second coming because Jesus says that “Elijah truly shall come first to restore all things”. Jesus lets us know that the Elijah himself is coming back to restore all thing but John the Baptist was a representative of Elijah’s power and spirit that was sent to prepare the way of the Lord’s First Coming and Elijah himself will come during the Great Tribulation to prepare the way of Lord’s Second Coming. Now think for a moment how this will event will affect the whole Nation of Israel when Elijah, along with Enoch, returns to Earth to turn their hearts to the true Messiah, Jesus Christ. It shall be awesome.
Many in the Church will be taken to Heaven by the Rapture and the Antichrist will rule most of the World, so the Friends of the Nation of Israel on Earth will be few during the Great Tribulation. The reason that America wisely favors Israel now is not just because of the American Government but because of the Christians in America who love Jesus and the Nation of Israel, keep demanding that America bless Israel. We must keep on letting our elected leaders know that we expect them to favor Israel. Israel knows that God has given them favor with the Christians in America and around the World. As long as the Christians in America demand that our elected leaders be kind to Israel, America will be blessed.
Christians in American and around the World will continue to bless Israel, up until the time Jesus comes to take the Church to Heaven in the Rapture. Jesus will not leave Israel comfortless, He will then send Elijah and Enoch back to the Nation of Israel that once birthed them and there will be a revival in Israel like the World has never known. I love the fact God will not leave Israel comfortless but He will send these two fiery preachers that are will shake up the whole World during the Great Tribulation. God is awesome!
These two witnesses will lead many Jews and others to Jesus Christ and during the Great Tribulation there will be 144,000 other Jews that God will set aside as His Elect. Most of the World will be so sinful and wicked and the 144,000 will serve as pure and holy remnant unto God during the Great Tribulation. This is wonderful because it shows us that even in the most wicked time period in World History, God can still raise up a remnant of people that still will honor and obey Him.
The 144,000 in scripture:
1And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads
4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
Because these two witnesses will work such miracles and call so many plagues down upon the Earth, the World will hate them. These two witnesses will be on Earth the entire second half of the 7 year time period called The Great Tribulation which is 3 ½ years or 42 months. No one will be able to kill them because God causes fire to come out their month to kill anyone the tries to hurt them. As I think about that, it is quite awe inspiring. Moses brought 10 plagues upon Egypt but the two witnesses will be able to bring plagues as often as they like.Revelation 11:6 …and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. The World has ever seen anything like God is going do through these two witnesses during the Great Tribulation. The Antichrist is going to hate them greatly but He nor anyone else will be able to kill them until their appointed time on Earth has expired. When the two witnesses have completed their mission at the end of the last 3 and ½ years of the Great tribulation, God will allow the Antichrist to overpower and kill them. The people on Earth are going to be so Happy to see these two powerhouse preachers are dead, that they are going to send gifts to each other. We learn there that the people of Earth will so hate the two witness that they shall rejoice over their dead bodies and send gifts to each other because these two prophets tormented them that dwell on the Earth. This lets us know that the whole World will see them call down and prophecy, these judgments and wrath of God upon the World ( their prophecies shall be televised for all to see). These two prophets shall be known Worldwide. They shall greater miraculous works than even Moses did against Pharaoh of Egypt. This is an example of how wicked the Earth will be. God Word’s teaches us this in
7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
These two witnesses shall be raised from the dead after 3 and ½ days in full view of everyone and a voice from Heaven shall tell them to come up hither. Then they shall ascend up to Heaven on a cloud. Their enemies shall see this and a great earthquake shall come upon the city that shall kill thousands.
11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
God will supernaturally provide for Israel during the 3 ½ Great Tribulation. God’s Word says in Revelation 12:14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach. The Woman here is symbolic of Israel, the two wings of the great Eagle may symbolize God’s two witnesses and out of the serpent reach means, the will be supernaturally protected for the Antichrist and Satan. Notice this verses uses the same language in Daniel 12:7, to describe the time period of the Great Tribulation: time = 1yr, times = 2yr and half a time = ½ yr or 6 months. Here we learn that God will take care of Israel during the Great Tribulation as He took care of the Children of Israel in the Wilderness in Moses’ time, before they came to their promised land. They will have a place prepared for them in Israel, where they will be protected.
God truly is a good God! God will supernaturally take care of His remnant in Israel on Earth during the Great Tribulation.
The two witness are God’s high powered weapons against the dragon (Satan), the beast (Antichrist), the false prophet, and the evil one World government that will exist during the time of The Tribulation. The two witnesses are God’s holy vessels that and they were mention in the Old Testament before they were mentioned in the New Testament. The Old Testament always bears witness to the New Testament and in Zechariah 4th Chapter we see that God mentions the two witnesses are His two anointed ones that stand be the Lord of all the Earth. The Lord of all the Earth is Jesus and these two anointed ones are the two witnesses that is mentioned in Revelation Chapter 11. God give the prophet Zechariah a vision in the Old Testament and show him the two witnesses mention in the book of Revelation.
The Gold Lamp stand and the Two Olive Trees
The Word of God says in
1 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep,
2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:
3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the leftside thereof.
4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, Whatare these, my lord?
5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?
12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?
13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.
The Antichrist’s Reign evil reign on Earth:
The Antichrist’s evil reign is not far away. Jesus is God’s true Messiah and this man is the Satan’s false messiah. John the Baptist was Jesus’ true prophet and Antichrist has a false prophet. Satan will give the beast power to do great, lying wonders and miracles. The Antichrist shall deceive many and he shall do much more evil than anyone in World history, yet his reign is limited and he along with all his followers will meet their doom when Jesus comes set up His Eternal Kingdom here on Earth at the battle of Armageddon.
The Antichrist, the false prophet and the Mark of the Beast:
Before we begin this section let’s define some of symbolism,
The dragon represents Satan
The first beast represents the Antichrist
The second two-horned beast represents the false prophet
The Seven Heads, Ten Horns and Ten Crowns represent the evil One World Government and its leaders.
Read what the Word of God says about him in Revelation 13:
The Beast out of the Sea
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
(In verse 2 we see the dragon, who is Satan, will give the Antichrist his power, seat and authority)
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
(Verse 3 we see that there shall be a assassination attempt on the Antichrist’s life, he’ll be healed)
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
(Verse 4 we see the people of World will worship Satan and the Antichrist and they will marvel at him saying, Who I like the beast and who can make war with him?) We know that Jesus can and will make war with him and defeat him in the end.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
(Verse 5 shows us that he will speak great blasphemies against God, but God will let him continue for 42 months, which is 3 ½ years as we have as we’ve shown in other scriptures)
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
The Beast Out of the Earth
(Verse 11 shows us the false prophet coming to power and authoring posing a lamb be he will speak like a devil)
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
(Verse 12 shows us that the false prophet will have the power of the Antichrist and he will cause the people on the earth to worship the Antichrist, who will be miraculously healed from a deadly wound)
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
(The false prophet will do many lying sign and wonders, including causing fire to come down from heaven in the sign of the people of earth)
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
(Verse 14 we see the miracles that he will be able to do will deceive the many of the people on Earth and he will cause them to make an image (idol god) of the beast)
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
( Verse 15 The false prophet, by Satan’s power, is going to make the image of beast come to life and speak. Anyone who will not worship this image will be killed. Anyone who does worship this image will be judged by God and thrown in the lake of fire forever. )
15 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.
The Antichrist will have a demonic one World government system and he will cause all his citizens to take a mark in their right hand or their foreheads; this mark is called the Mark of the beast. If someone refuses to take the Mark they will not be able to buy food, clothes, go to the doctor, sell or conduct any kind of business nor with they be able to do any kind for transactions. “If anyone takes the Mark of the Beast they will not be forgiven by God” and they will be cast into the lake of fire for all Eternity. The Antichrist and the false prophet will make people worship him and serve him. Those who are atheist and unbelievers, who now arrogantly refuse to freely choose to worship, serve or even acknowledge the true God of Heaven, will during the Great Tribulation be forced to worship the beast and take his beast or they will face death and for charges of treason. Serve the true and living God and escape this wrath to come!
Read what God’s Word says in Revelation 13:
The Mark of the Beast
16 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:
17 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.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
The Return of Jesus Christ to set up His Eternal Kingdom on Earth:
Let us now go forward to the very end of the Great Tribulation and the Return of Christ. We must show you what the ultimate end for the Antichrist and the false prophet will be. Jesus will come in power and great glory after the end of the 3 ½ year (42 months) Great Tribulation period. Remember the two witnesses will be killed and after 3 ½ days they rise from the dead before all the Earth to see. After the two witness are take to Heaven the armies this World will gather together to take Israel, at the battle of Armageddon. This is when Jesus will appear in sky and the Heaven will roll back like a scroll. Read how God’s World describes this even in Matthew 24 Chapter:
(Mark 13:24-27; Luke 21:25-28)
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Jesus comes back to Earth riding in the sky on a White Horse for all Earth to see:
Jesus came to earth the first time and Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the World. Now He returns the second time in great power and glory riding of a white horse as King of Kings and Lord of Lords to Judge the World and set His Eternal Kingdom. Following Him will be the Armies riding on white horses.
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyeswere as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
Jesus Defeats of the Antichrist and False Prophet:
When Jesus comes the Armies of this world will be no match for His great power. An angel standing in the sun will summon all the flying birds of Earth to come eat the flesh of all who are about to be slaughtered on this the Great and Terrible day of the Lord.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
(Verse 19 shows us the beast, who is the Antichrist and all kings of Earth who serve him and all their armies will be gathered to make war against Jesus and the Armies of Heaven.)
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
(Verse 20 teaches us that the Antichrist, the false prophet will be cast alive in the lake of fire for all Eternity. These to lying wonders will be easily destroyed by the King of Kings, Jesus Christ)
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
Satan Bound in the Bottomless pit for 1000 Years:
Satan will be bound in the bottomless pit during the 1000 year Millennial reign of Christ on Earth. Everyone who is alive on Planet earth that did not take the more of beast or worship his image will be allowed to live in the 1000 reign. This is the First resurrection and the Raptured Saints and those who had died in Christ will all have glorified bodies. Everyone who was resurrected from the dead and raptured or caught up alive will have taken part in the First Resurrection. The will be another resurrection the the dead the end of Christ’s 1000 year reign at Judgment Day but the bible says blessed are they that have taken part in the first resurrection. Read what the World of God teaches:
1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
Satan Cast into the Lake of Fire
After the 1000 years are over Satan must be loosed for short time and he will be allowed to go out and deceive the nations that are on Earth. He will be able to deceive many, and those who decieved will come against Christ and the raptured Saints that had part in the First Resurrection. Many of those who were not regenerated at the first resurrection but were alive on earth when Christ retuned and they were not Rapture or caught up and transformed, they will natural bodies. Many of them will be deceived by Satan and they will make one last attempt to take Jerusalem and destroy the God’s plan. The will easily be defeated and God causes fire from Heaven to come down and kill them all. This will be Satan last dastardly deed and after he fails to destroy Christ and His Kingdom, Satan will be thrown in to the Lake of Fire; where the Beast and false prophet are also. Read what the Word of God teaches in Revelation chapter 20.
7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
The Final Judgment, Judgment Day:
The final Judgment comes after the 1000 year reign of Christ on Earth. Now that Satan, the beast and the false prophet are all thrown into the Lake of Fire. It is time for all those who are dead and in Hell to be let out of Hell for the final White Throne Judgment. All of humanity will come before the throne of Jesus Christ to be judged or rewarded. This is the Second Resurrection; everyone who took part in the First Resurrection will not be hurt by the Second Resurrection. That is why the bible say blessed are those who take part in the First Resurrection. Everyone whose names were written in the Lamb’s book of Life will be saved but everyone whose name are not in the Lamb’s book of life will be cast into the lake of fire. Death and Hell will also be cast into the lake of fire.
Read what God’s Word says in
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Everyone who is not saved by the Blood of the Lamb and whose names were not found written in the Lambs book of life will the cast into the Lake of Fire forever and ever. Satan, all his demons, the Antichrist, the false prophet and every person whose name was not found in the Lamb’s book of live will be there.
A New Heaven and a New Earth
Everyone who is saved by the blood of the Lamb and has their name written in the Lambs book of life will take now receive the New Heaven and the New Earth. Remember the present Heaven and Earth was touched with the evil of Lucifer, the old devil and his demonic forces. God will give us a New Heaven and New Earth has never been touched by sin and evil, nor will it ever be touched by sin and evil. God shall not renovate this present World, this World shall melt away with fervent heat to make way for a New Heaven and New Earth.
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
The New Jerusalem, The City of God will be the Capital City of Whole Earth.
The New Jerusalem will be absolutely beautiful and awe inspiring. This is will be the Capital City of the whole World and Jesus shall reign and rule from this Great City.
9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
12And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
13On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
14And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
The River of Life and The Tree of Life:
My brother and sisters no words we can udder can really show the beauty of the New Heaven and the New Earth and the New Jerusalem. There is going to be a most beautiful river that city and also Jesus has restored to us the right to eat from the Tree of Life. The Word of God describes the River of Life and the Tree of Life. Read what God’s Word say in
1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
Jesus has prepared a table for you: The table is ready, the marriage supper is prepared, make sure you have accepted your invitation. Many will be there but God wants you there too. Today we ask you to accept Jesus into your heart. Jesus loves you! He has a purpose and a plan your life. He is calling you, do you hear him? Come, Come to Jesus! Now’s the Time!
The Signs of the Times
It is almost Midnight!
People we are now in the 11th hour and the minute hand is almost at the 12th hour! Very soon it will be midnight but don’t worry just be sure of your salvation then watch and pray. For the Church midnight means the coming of Jesus to Rapture us but for the World it will be the start of the worst suffering in World history that will climax with the Battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming of Jesus to set up His Kingdom on the Earth.
The Battle of Armageddon will not be “the end of the World” but it does come at the very end of the Great Tribulation period and it will end the World as we know it. Why? Because Jesus will return with the Raptured Saints and shall defeat the Antichrist and rule Earth for 1000 years for the capital city of Jerusalem.
Before all that will come the Rapture and we will now go in the Signs of the Time that show us that the coming of the Lord for His Bride the Church is soon approaching.
Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
Here are some signs of the time that point to the soon Coming of the Lord:
The Gospel is being preached to the entire World;
Jesus said in Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Before the Lord returns He wants the World to have a chance to receive Him. Once the World has the Gospel of the Kingdom preached to them Jesus said the end will come. The Gospel is spreading the globe as we speak, so don’t think that it will be long before Jesus comes. There are not very many places, if any, that has not had a Gospel message brought to them. God is not going to wait until people make up their mind to choose Him but He is going to send Jesus to first get the Church once the world has been witnessed to, then comes the great tribulation. The signs in our world today are a warning to the Church and the world to get our lives in order for the time of the end is at the door.
Frequent earthquakes, pestilences and extremely bad whether events;
Matthew 24:7 The nations and kingdoms will proclaim war against each other, and there will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. 8 But all this will be only the beginning of the horrors to come.
What we call global warming is more so a global warning! Jesus said that all these things would be the beginning of sorrows also referred to also as the birth pains. This crazy weather such as frequent and more powerful hurricanes, tornadoes, strong winds earthquakes and extremely hotter and colder days are only the beginning. Friends there is nothing wrong with prosperity teaching but money alone can’t save you.
We need a just balance in the Word of God. We hear many series on prosperity teaching but we need to see more end time preparedness teaching. Preachers and teachers, when was the last time you taught a series on the end times and the coming of the Lord? After all what does it profit a man to gain the whole-world and lose his soul? When Hurricane Katrina and so many other hurricanes hit America like we’ve never seen, the word from the Ministers and Saints of God should have been to warn the people to put their houses in order, because these are signs of the time and the coming of Lord is approaching.
The tsunami in Asia where over 150,000 were killed should have signaled a call to get our lives right for the birth pains have begun. The devastating Earthquake in Haiti, other countries and Seismologist say that over a million earthquakes happen each year Worldwide, all these frequent earthquakes are signs of the time. Remember people, birth pains don’t go away they intensify until the baby comes. In fact things are going to grow so intense that many will fall away from serving God but those who are wise will get much closer to God as they see the coming of Jesus for the Church is very near.
The Moral decline and increased violence;
Matthew 24:12 Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. 13 But those who endure to the end will be saved.
You may be asking yourself; why are people so mean to each other these days even road rage and hasty-violent tempers? Why are there so many senseless crimes? Why do masses of people want abortion on demand? Why are people so perverted and morals are declining at such a rapid pace? Jesus already told us in His Word that sin will increase and the love of many will grow cold. Sin is running rampant and it leads to moral decay. There is a rise in lewd acts, even in public, just as it was in times of Sodom and Gomorrah. You cannot have a sinful society and think it will not affect the children and people in that environment. Whenever sin abounds it leads to the hearts and minds of many becoming depraved.
This moral decline is affecting our youth in many ways. The law makers took prayer out of schools and begin to teach evolution, yet they wonder why violence and shootings begin to increase in the schools. You can’t teach children that they evolved from monkeys and expect them to respect human life. The lie of evolution is being taught right now in public schools and Universities throughout the World. Christians must not surrender our school systems to Satan but we must fight, by prayer, to take them back.
Because of this moral decline we also see more bullying among the youth. Bullying is tough but there have always been bullies since the beginning of time, yet at one time when the children were grounded Spiritually, they could cope because they had an outlet in Christ Jesus to give their problems to. Children need the Lord too, that is why little kids and our youth often come up for prayer in Churches because they are dealing with the issues of life. Don’t forbid them from coming but encourage them to reach out to the Lord because Jesus wants them to have a relationship with Him. Jesus said in Mark 10:13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. If you take that Spiritual support away from our young children they have nowhere to turn for true support during the hard times of life. This is also why we see the increase of suicides among the youth because they don’t know where to turn and Jesus is their answer. Let us rise up in the prayer of faith and take back the hearts and minds of our youth.
The moral decline is behind people wanting to change the laws defining marriage and hinder free speech. Some of our political leaders want to inhibit free speech and create censorship laws that would make it illegal for people teach or speak against certain kinds of sin, such as homosexuality. In some Countries people are put in jail for stating what the Bible says against homosexuality. Thank God that in America the constitution states that Congress shall make no law prohibiting free speech or freedom of the press. Sadly, some people are still trying to change those laws to stop people from preaching or speaking against sin, this is the spirit of antichrist trying to emerge. All of this is a part of last days, signs of the time. 1 John 4:3..and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. This spirit if antichrist is already at work in the World but it is being held back from dominance by the Holy Spirit until it is time for the Antichrist to come to power. During the Antichrist’s reign preaching or teaching the Bible and against sin will be illegal with penalties of imprisonment and death. While the Church still in this World, we must wake up and began to pray so that God will give us a time of refreshing to win more souls for Jesus, before the Rapture takes place. When the people of God begin cry out against this moral decline God will hear from Heaven and heal our Land.
This is the character of many people in these Last Days,
NLT 2 Timothy 3:1-5 – 1 You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 3 They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that,
False doctrines, religious cults, wrong teaching and the great falling away:
1 Timothy 4:1-2 – 1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
The time is now here when we see people departing from the true Faith and getting swept away by seducing spirits and teaching of devils. If any religion teaches that there is not a Hell don’t entertain their lies. If they show up at the door of your home to teach you, be sure to tell them firmly that the Bible is the only Gospel that you believe in. Don’t listen to those lies because these people are teaching a false doctrine and one that is not form God. Be firm in what you believe and don’t think you can stay under that kind of false teaching and not be affected. These are the doctrines of devils and these deceiving spirits will begin to influence you and your children if you stay under them. You cannot play or be willing to listen to these lies because whatever you are willing to listen to can affect you in subtle ways at first, just as the serpent led Eve astray. All the devil needs is a little room and someone gullible enough to listen to his lies, so he can weave his web of deceit. You must be firm and rebuke them sharply so that they may be sound in the faith, Titus 1:13Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; 1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
In these last days we see so many people running after a politically correct gospel that will not challenge them to change their lives by living Holy and giving God their whole heart. They are asleep at the wheel and refuse to be awakened up but that is dangerous. Many would rather have a gospel that strokes, pacifies and scratches their itching ears. We cannot be hearers of the Word only and not do what the Bible says. How can we get rid of what is wrong unless someone teaches and preaches what is sin and what is honorable to God? Encourage the preachers and teachers when they speak against sin, don’t discourage them, after all they are just trying to help you be free, be blessed and inherit God’s Kingdom. We should all want men and women who are called and anointed of God to preach and not hired hands that will tell us whatever we want to hear just as long as they get a pay check. Sound doctrine is not dogmatic or judgmental but it is centered on saying what is pleasing to God above all others. God used Paul to teach Pastor Timothy how to Preach the Word, NLT 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. True preaching and teaching is not all of one thing but it is a balanced diet of the Word of God.
People who are robbing God hate to hear about tithing and those in sexual sin hate to hear about abstaining from fleshly lusts, etc. Rather than hear a message that teaches them the right way, too many would rather seek someone that will not teach against sin. That is dangerous and deadly. Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. Most people love desserts but what if all we ate was desserts? All the cookies, cakes, pies, candy and soda that we can handle. Our taste buds would be so happy but our bodies would be sick, tired and rapidly declining. That is also the state of a person’s Spiritual man if all we have is a feel-good doctrine but no call to live Godly and to lay aside every sin. Most people are not too thrilled to eat their vegetables but the foods and drinks that don’t tickle the taste buds too much can go a long way toward keeping us healthy and vibrant. Likewise the preaching that doesn’t always tickle your ears can go a long way toward delivering your soul and setting you free from bondage.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 - Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
I agree that Jesus is coming back for a glorious Church but sadly not all of the Church will be ready when the Rapture takes place. Some of the Church will not be prepared for His Coming. Remember the parable of the 10 Virgins? The last three epistles in this section all point to many falling away or departing from the faith in the last days. To fall away or to depart you must have once been enlightened. Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. That is why we must take our calling and appointment with God more seriously and serve Him with fear and trembling. Too many people take their salvation too lightly and they don’t take the Word of God seriously. That is why so many people will be left behind to go through the Great Tribulation but we pray that you are among those that will live for God all the way and be ready when Jesus comes. Those who get the chance to be Raptured will receive a great blessing for they will stand before the Lord and escape the worst suffering mankind has ever seen upon the Earth.
Now the verses above in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 lets us know that the falling way will begin before the man of sin is revealed who is the Antichrist. This evil man cannot come to power as long as the Church of Christ is here in power and might but when the Church is taken by Rapture, the Holy Spirit will be taken along with us to allow the Antichrist to come power. Read these verse 2 Thessalonians 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. The precious Holy Spirit and faithful Church is holding back the workings of The Antichrist. When Jesus takes the Church by Rapture and the Holy Spirit is taken out of way, the Earth will be a barbaric place. That is why you don’t want to be left behind because before Jesus first came to Earth, the World was a much darker and ruthless place. When Jesus came, was crucified and rose from the dead and after He was risen, He sent the Holy Spirit to provide the Church with gifts for doing the Work of Ministry, to Comfort, to help and to convict men of sin.
John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.
The conviction of the Spirit is what causes men to seek peace, do good, repent and want to be saved but the Holy Spirit will be taken out of the way for seven years. Then that old World barbarism will be on Earth like never before and even worse than in days of Noah when violence and wickedness covered the Earth. This is why our precious Jesus said, Luke 23:31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry? Saints don’t say that you’ll get right with God in the Great Tribulation and keep on living the way you want to now. Because if you think it is hard to live for Jesus now, these times will pale in comparison to the time when the Antichrist will rule Earth. The other reason not to wait to get your life right with God is because you don’t know when your time is up here on Earth. Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
The great awakening and outpouring of the Holy Spirit;
Daniel 12:9 But he said, “Go now, Daniel, for what I have said is for the time of the end. 10 Many will be purified, cleansed, and refined by these trials. But the wicked will continue in their wickedness, and none of them will understand. Only those who are wise will know what it means.
Read the Word of God in Daniel 12, it states in last days that “Many will be purified, cleansed, and refined by these trials“. If God wants to wake up those who are sleep and not where they need to be in Christ, He knows how to do it. In order to wake someone up out of sleep sometimes you have to shake them. The wicked will not understand the call of God but the wise will know what these trials means. 1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. God is waking us up Saints an urging us to get back to our first Love. He wants all ready and looking for the coming of our Savior.
The world is getting more and more wicked but the wicked don’t understand what times we are living in. Jesus died for His precious Bride the Church and He is awakening His Bride to prepare to meet Him. He loves us, and He wants us to be ready when He comes. Many within the body of Christ have had great personal pains and sorrows in their lives but we still have the victory in Jesus Name. If we are not where we need to be in Christ, consider these trials as a wakeup call to live Godly and to put aside the ways of this dying World. We should all examine ourselves because we want to be counted worthy to escape all the suffering that will come upon Earth and be ready to meet the Lord.
Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: In these last days God is pouring out His Spirit on all people and many will come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior. Nations and Tribes in many different regions of the World will be saved as Jesus prepares the Church for the His coming. This is the great end time harvest of souls for Jesus. Praise the Lord!
Mass transportation/Inventions, Technology and Information greatly increase;
Daniel 12: 4 But you, Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal up the book until the time of the end. Many will rush here and there, and knowledge will increase.
God showed Daniel our modern mass transportation and our technology explosion! God knows the evil that resides in this world and He in His great wisdom would not release this kind of knowledge if this was not the time of the end. He knew that Satan would use this knowledge and technology for evil but God is using it to spread His Gospel to the Nations as a witness to them. God is great and his mercy endures forever! He has already told us what would happen and those of us who will listen and obey will be saved!
You should know that these days are like no other since man was first put on this Earth. From the time of Adam and Eve until the late 1800′s mankind: traveled by boat/ship or horse/animal, used candle light, wood/coal burning stoves, and wrote letters to communicate over long distances. Since 1900 God has given man the knowledge to invent: the telephone, electric-light, cars, airplane, radio, television, nuclear weapons, space shuttle, space station, computers/internet/email, cell phone, microwave oven, and the list goes on. God clearly told Daniel how things would be during the Time of The End.
Why doesn’t God tell us the Day or Hour of Jesus’ Return?
God wants love! He created us to love Him and to be His Children. Jesus purchased us with His Blood and we are His Bride. Would you want a bride or mate that was unfaithful up until the time they knew you were returning? No, of course not! You would want them to be faithful though you were far away. Faithful right up until you returned, even though they didn’t know the day or the hour.
Matthew 24:44 You also must be ready all the time. For the Son of Man will come when least expected.