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The End-Times Landscape

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The End-Times Landscape : By Sally Law

Is it just me, or does the world seem to be overflowing with daily events heralding the return of Jesus Christ?  Just as the scriptures have foretold, it is getting spiritually dark in this world prior to the coming of Jesus Christ. Sometimes doubt creeps in and I feel like I will be overcome with discouragement. The news is so depressing. Evil glorified – again. Satan is one-upping the Christians. The propaganda arm of Satan—the main stream media, is functioning just fine.

Someone asked me a few weeks ago if the tribulation period had already started. I said no, this is the end times prior to the tribulation; and, according to the scriptures, Christians are removed before the tribulation in an event called the rapture.

She went on to say, because of how horrible and violent the earth was becoming, that surely we were living during the apocalypse. I gave her one quick example from Revelation 6:7 as proof that this was not the case on the earth – just yet.

Revelation 6:7-8 “When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, ‘Come and see.’ So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the field” (NKJV).

I really understood where my friend was coming from, but she was not seeing clearly where she was in time. We all are overwhelmed with the increase in violence and moral decline happening right now. However, during this prophetic time described in the future, 1/4 of the earth dies. As of 2017, the estimated population of the entire earth was 7.5 billion. If that seal was broken, and the fourth horse of the apocalypse was released today, approximately 1.875 billion would die. That’s mind boggling!

She agreed that this future prophecy was much, much worse than anything going on right now. I reassured her that we would be leaving to be with the Lord before his judgment is poured out on the earth. I reminded her, and myself, that we have dark days in this world right now, as we are living in the end times. But also, Jesus will rescue us from the judgment coming upon this earth and take us to where he is – a place prepared for us.

“…And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:2-3).

It helps me to study scripture and see what to expect now and what great things, I believe, await all of us who have trusted in Jesus for our salvation. It is a huge encouragement to my faith.

I would like to pass on some encouragement to you today, as sometimes it may appear that evil is winning and we are losing. Like maybe it’s never gonna happen or it happened and we missed it. Nothing could be further from the truth! I did read the end of the book and we win – and win BIG!

Here is a great verse:

1 Peter 1:3-5 “Blessed be our God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded by faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”

I love the part “ready to be revealed in the last time” as if it is waiting, ready to be unwrapped like a gift, and given to us at the exact moment in the last time. How awesome is that?

I am aware that I live in a special time in history, the last time or the end times. I may be raptured at any moment and behold Jesus Christ, never to be parted from him! Immediately, I will get a new, glorified body and new eyes (I really need those new eyes badly). To be with my God, Jesus, my family and all the saints is just about the grandest thing I could ever imagine. That thrills me to no end! On the other hand, the world grows more wicked, lost, and clueless to the fact of God’s love and redemption plan for them in Christ.

I’ve noticed a rise in God hatred, Christ hatred, Jew hatred—and really anyone that has a moral stance on any issue is hated. As a matter of fact, this hatred of good, or godliness, is esteemed in the mainstream media. This is the hard part about living during this time, as Christian persecution is on the rise. The lost world hates us, too.

Jesus said, “If the world hates you, you know that it hated me before it hated you” (John 15:18).

End-times hatred: “Then, they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of my name” (Matthew 24:9).

What is coming forth in the days ahead has already been predicted long ago; and we have a guidebook, the Bible, as our source of help and strength. God shows us in there what it will look like prior to his return; and the entire end is there in graphic detail in the book of Revelation. (Daniel is an excellent book on the end times and the nation of Israel, specifically.)

The Bible also describes the people living during this time, comparing the end times to that of Noah and his family (the only righteous man of that day) and preparing his family of eight, along with all the animals, to escape the worldwide flood in the ark.  And there was Lot and his family during a similar time of judgment. Lot was the only righteous man in two adjacent cities filled with homosexual sin.

If you remember the story in Genesis 19, Lot was Abraham’s nephew and was some sort of city official, since he sat at the city gate. It was dark, wicked and morally depraved in Sodom and Gomorrah just before God’s judgment fell. God sent two angels and removed Lot and his family before fire and brimstone fell upon the twin cities.

These two stories are pictures in scripture foreshadowing what things will look like in the end times, the spiritual landscape so to speak. It’s bad! It’s spiritually dark and void of anything good. And now, very soon, Christ is coming to remove the righteous dwelling on the earth before he executes judgment upon the earth.

“But, as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and given in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be” (Matthew 24:37-39).

We live in the days of grace, or the church age. We now have a way to be declared righteous! This is the good news of the gospel! This is our hope for now and to be rapture ready:

*”For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

*We have received salvation and righteousness through our belief and confession of Jesus Christ as risen Savior and Lord (Romans 10:9-10).

*We are saved by grace through faith in Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9).

*We receive, in Christ, the gift of righteousness (Romans 5:17).

*We receive forgiveness, as Jesus paid fully for our sins; and we are justified freely by his grace (Romans 3:24-26).

*We are filled with the Holy Spirit of God and bear good fruit (Galatians 5:22-23).

*The Holy Spirit is the abiding presence of God in us (John 14:6).

*The Holy Spirit seals us for the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30).

What’s ahead? The landscape will change completely the day of the rapture of the church! The earth will plunge into a very bad state of affairs. The restraining influence of the Holy Spirit will be taken away at that time, allowing for full-blown satanic rule (2 Thessalonians 2:6).

I believe at this point the antichrist and false prophet come to power very quickly, as they want to deceive, kill and take over the world. Satan is their boss. I don’t think this entire trio of evil will waste a second. They have only seven years to squeeze in their horrible agenda. I’m just saying…..

God’s judgment will begin also. This time is called “the day of the Lord” or “great tribulation.” It will be seven years divided into two three and a half year periods, with the second part being the most severe of God’s judgments, combined with the antichrist’s desecration of the Jewish temple where he claims himself to be God. From there, he goes after the Jewish people with a vengeance.

Jesus said there has never been a time like it, or ever will be.

“For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of this world until this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matthew 24:21).

It’s so bad during this time that the days are shortened so that the elect of God will survive.

“And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” (Matthew 24:22).

To believe in Jesus during this time means almost certain martyrdom. A large number do come out of this terrible time with great reward for their belief in Christ, both Jew and Gentile.

“And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshipped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their foreheads or their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years” (Revelation 20:4).

I am hopeful that you, dear reader, are rapture ready and awaiting the glorious rapture event, being light in a dark world. Stay strong and hold to your faith. Be watchful of the Lord’s return. We will be caught up (raptured) soon. Don’t let go of your blessed hope. Remember, we win big because Jesus is victorious! He will do all he has promised!

I leave you now with these amazing verses:

“For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with a voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ shall rise first. And we who are alive and remain will be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus, we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore, comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:15-18).

And… “For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep,  we should live together with him” (1 Thessalonians 5:9-10).

Keep looking up!

 


Powerful hailstorm pounds Medina, Saudi Arabia with huge stones, damaging cars and creating traffic chaos

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Powerful hailstorm pounds Medina, Saudi Arabia with huge stones, damaging cars and creating traffic chaos

Today, February 24, 2018, a powerful hailstorm accompanied by violent winds engulfed the city of Medina in Saudi Arabia. As shown in the pictures and the videos below, the huge storm heavily damaged or even destroyed many cars and created a total traffic chaos. OMG!

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Er is een GROOT verschil in de wegrukking ( opname ) en de wederkomst van Christus Jezus

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Rapture or Second Coming

Rapture or Second Coming
Is there a Difference?
By Dennis Huebshman

It’s really becoming evident that many who study the Bible on a regular basis are recognizing and reporting on a definite shift to what’s called the “End Times”. Before I get further into this message, I AM NOT and WILL NOT set any date or time, but I do believe we are at least to the point where Jesus said we should know the Season.

The Bible has 320+ references to the return of the Messiah, and one has to read carefully to discern whether a passage refers to the RAPTURE or HIS GLORIOUS APPEARING (2nd. Coming). In no way can I reference every verse, however I believe I have selected some that are relevant for this message. I sincerely invite everyone to read what is provided and look into God’s word further.

You will quickly observe I am a believer in a Pre-trib Rapture. When He takes His Church Home, it will be ALL believers regardless of religious affiliation. Our Savior did not want to set up an “organized” religion, as He wants all who call on Him to believe He gave the perfect sacrifice and paid our fare in full and to accept the Free Gift. Most of His major opponents were the religious leaders of His day who would not accept Him because He didn’t fit their idea of what a “conquering” Messiah would be. I encourage everyone to form a personal relationship with Him and leave out all man-made requirements.

I posted a message recently about WRATH, however we need to review it, so we can determine what is Rapture and what is Second Coming.

Christians have had tribulations from the very start. However, this does not refer to “The Tribulation” or “The Wrath” which will be a final 7 period on this earth. Tribulation is defined as suffering, distress, trouble, misery, unhappiness, etc. Wrath is Anger, Rage, Fury, Outrage and so forth. The GREAT WRATH will be the final 3 ½ year period and all who are in it will be at peril. During the Tribulation, it is estimated that over two thirds of the world’s population will die.

Jesus said we would experience tribulations just because we are His followers. This is evident today with groups trying to remove Jesus’ name from just about everything; prayer in school has all but become forbidden and even traditional holidays to celebrate Jesus are under attack. Right is considered wrong, and wrong considered right. Worshipers of Islam try to say we worship the same God, and Jesus was just a prophet that will come back with Mohammad at his return and serve him. Those who accept “Chrislim” are unwittingly subscribing to this.

Let me give you what 1 Corinthians 2:14-16 says: The natural person (unbeliever) does not accept the things of the Spirit of God for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are Spiritually discerned. The Spiritual person (believer) judges all things but in himself judged by no one. The end of verse 16 says: We have the mind of Christ. (All emphasis is mine – and any reference that are male include females as well.)

The Bible is explicit as to who Jesus is. John 14:6 clearly states He is “The Way, The Truth, and The Life”, and no one goes to the Father except by Him. Jesus said in John 14:3…”and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to Myself that where I am you may be also.” This is definitely considered a RAPTURE verse.

To speak of WRATH increases the level of tribulation and will be applied by God to unbelievers. One of the best verses for this is Ephesians 5:6 – Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things, the WRATH OF GOD comes upon the sons of disobedience. No where in the Bible does God put His faithful followers through His wrath. He punishes the unrighteous, but the Faithful He protects.

Some have said the Wrath of God starts at the 6th. Trumpet Judgment. I believe a verse used for this theory is 1 Corinthians 15: 51-53 which speaks of a “Last Trumpet. The trumpet mentioned here has nothing to do with the Trumpet Judgments presented in Revelation. This trumpet is an “Announcing” trumpet which Jewish People have recognized throughout their history. Shofars (trumpets) have been used to announce holidays, special events or to call to assemble and many other events from the very beginning. To say this particular trumpet is part of the judgment is a misinterpretation. This one goes along with 1 Thessalonians 4:15 that Announces Jesus is calling His Church Home (all believers). The dead in Christ will rise first and then all who are alive will…this is important…will RISE UP to meet Him in the clouds. This is definitely a RAPTURE verse. At this time, Jesus doesn’t step physically on earth.

To say the WRATH of God does not start until the 6th. Trumpet or at any other point during the Tribulation does not hold true. The judgments actually start with the opening of the 1st. Seal. Revelation 6 starts the 7 Seal judgments which are the First series of WRATH. The first 4 seals are the releasing of the 4 horses that bring different miseries on the earth. Who opens the seals to release this WRATH? Jesus. So if Jesus is setting WRATH loose on the earth, and if His Church is not with Him, then He is causing His followers to go through WRATH. All seal judgments, trumpet judgments and bowl judgments are part of GOD’s WRATH. It increases in intensity as they progress

I have heard some say the 1st. part of the Tribulation is satan’s wrath, but all events are controlled by the Father. Satan could not do anything without God’s approval, and God is approving the discipline of this earth through him.

Consider these reference verses: Hebrews 9:28: So Christ having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time – not to deal with sin – but to save those who are eagerly awaiting Him.

1 Thessalonians 1:10: to wait for His Son from Heaven whom He raised from the dead, Jesus, who delivers us from the WRATH TO COME.

Romans 5:9 – Since therefore we have now been justified by His blood, much more shall we be saved by Him from the WRATH OF GOD.

Finally, Revelation 3:10: Because you have kept My word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming to the whole world to try those who dwell on the earth.

Some Bible verses deal with the actual 2nd. Coming of he Lord when He will physically stand on the earth. This will be at the end of the Great Tribulation/Wrath period and at the battle of Armageddon. (Daniel 12: 1-3; Zechariah 12:10; Matthew 13:39-43; Matthew 24: 15-31)

1 Thessalonians 3: 12-13…and may the Lord make you increase and abound in Love for one another and for all, as we do for you so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at…the coming of our Lord Jesus with ALL His Saints.

Who are these Saints? All that were Ruptured earlier. So this would be the actual touch earth or return of Jesus. 2 Thessalonians 1: 6-10 also magnify this.

Therefore, the RAPTURE and Second Coming are two separate events.

I believe for God not to lie (Hebrews 6:18), believers from EVERY walk of life will be taken from this planet to meet Jesus in the clouds prior to the release of the first seal which is the antichrist which is the start of the final Tribulation.

When Jesus actually returns to set foot on earth, it is to close out that period, and to begin the millennium period where He will rule and reign from Jerusalem. Those coming back with Him are those of us who accepted Him before the RAPTURE took place. There is plenty of room for ALL who would accept Him, but he day is coming where the opportunity will be gone with the Church.

One second after the RAPTURE occurs, there will be a myriad of people who will know they missed it and will suffer needlessly. I have provided verses below for anyone to read and learn of the coming times. I am hoping and praying everyone reading this will be encouraged to explore further. To not accept this is to invite the worst times you can imagine into your life.

RAPTURE VERSES:
John 14: 1-3; 1 Corinthians 1: 7-8; 1 Corinthians 15: 51-53; Philippians 3: 20-21; Colossians 3:4; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18; 1 Thessalonians 5: 9, 23; 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-3; 1 Timothy 6: 13-15; 2 Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 9:28; James 5: 7-9; 1 Peter 1: 7,13: 1 John 2:28; Jude 21; Revelation 2: 25 and 3:10.

Second Coming Verses:
Daniel 2: 44-45; Daniel 7: 9-14; Daniel 12: 1-3; Zechariah 12: 10, 14: 1-15; Matthew 13: 39-43; Matthew 24: 15-31; Matthew 25: 31-46; Mark 13: 14-27; Mark 14:62; Luke 21: 25-28; Acts 1: 9-11; 1 Thessalonians 3:13; 2 Thessalonians 1: 6-10; 2 Thessalonians 2:8; 2 Peter 3: 1-14; Jude 14-15; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 19: 11-20 and Revelation 22: 7, 12, 20.

RAPTURE – translation of all believers (translated – go to Heaven). Earth not judged at this time. The event is imminent – at any moment.
This is not in the Old Testament and is Believers only. It is before the Day of Wrath and no reference to satan. Jesus comes for His own, in the Air, claims His Bride, and only His own see Him.
Tribulation will start soon after this event.

Second Coming – No translation – earth is judged for its unrighteousness and follows definite prophesied signs.

Numerous tribulations. Predicted often in the Old Testament and affects everyone left on the earth. Concluding with binding of satan for 1000 years and the defeat of the antichrist and his false prophet.

Christ comes to earth where ALL see Him arriving with His own. Millennial kingdom begins.

John 14:6 – Jesus said I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, and no one comes to the Father except by Me.

There’s no third option. No one will be exempt from what’s coming, however all believers – true believers – will avoid the final 7 years of this earth. It is not a guessing game.

John 8: 32 – You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.

John 8: 36 – If the Son therefore sets you free, you will be free indeed.

All you have to do is accept Jesus to assure yourself you will not go through the terrible time coming to this earth.

Shalom.

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