And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie;
Just out of pure curiosity, when is the last time you heard the term ( Jesus is coming again ) in your Church? Do we even teach ( the rapture ) anymore? Do we believe he is coming again? Look at this verse: ( 2 Peter 3:4 ) And saying, where is the promise of his coming?for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.
Have we, as members of the body of Christ began to doubt that he is coming back for his Church?
LUKE 12: 37-38-39- 40
Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. ( 38 ) And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. ( 39 ) And this know, that if the Goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. ( 40 ) Be ye therefore ready also: for the son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
Also, ( Matthew 24 ) is a very revealing chapter concerning end times. However, in that chapter he is talking to Jewish people and showing them what will unfold before the great tribulation. The truth is that the rapture takes place seven years before those thing occur.
My spiritual eye is open and paying attention to little things that I see transpiring that causes me to ponder in the coming of Christ and, just how close are we to that day?
I don’t know whether he will return in my lifetime. I will say that I’m sick of this sin cursed world and I long for his appearing. The Bible tells us that there is a reward for those that love his appearing. ( 2 Timothy 4:8 ) Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
As a young believer, I heard a message once about the two prophets in ( Revelation 11:9 ). In that verse and scripture before and after it says that all nations and kindreds would see their dead bodies.
I wondered, how can this be accomplished? Now we have cell phones and the ability to see things almost instantaneously is real and right before us.
The Bible say; in ( Matthew 24 ) as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it also be when the son of man cometh.
As a young believer some 40 years ago, I never dreamed I’d see a day that wickedness and ungodliness would be as prevalent as it is in our world today. In more cases than not, no thought of what God thinks about the sinful life that is lived and, the minds of men and women are completely reprobate against all that is called God, even Jesus Christ and those that desire to walk with him are seen as evil.
My whole point in writing this is to point out that our Churches, at least the one that I attend is completely silent on these types of things.
Think, if a believer cannot go to Church and be instructed and informed about the coming of Christ, then what is that saying about the spiritual mindset of our spiritual world? If a sinner cannot go to a local Church and feel the convicting power of God, where is he to go?
The Bible says that it’s time to awake out of sleep. ( Romans 13:11-12 ) And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. ( 12 ) The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast of the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
We, in our Churches need to wake up, get stirred up and realize that this is not a game and, that God is not playing. Satan is active and he knows he has but a short time. ( Revelation 12:12 ) Therefore rejoice, ye heaven, and them that dwell in them, Woe to the inhabiters of earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth he hath but a short time.
Actually this is speaking of a time after the rapture has already taken place and, believers are already with our Lord. However, he is hard at work right now.
( CLIMATE CHANGE ) is a religion, believe it or not. In reality those that fall prey to its teachings are seeking to protect an earth that God has promised to destroy as we know it.
Now consider, why is it that this is being so highly pushed at this point in time? The main actors in this movement know that change is coming. Although their facts might be wrong and their faith is in the wrong person or thing; they see and realize that the end as we know it is coming. They push their ( heart felt belief ) and desire people to prepare. On the other hand, we, as believers, by faith can see it all unfold in scripture. We have the truth and can see how God has designed every aspect of the reformation of the heavens and earth but; we never talk about it.
1 Thessalonians 4:17 -Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
This event, we call the rapture marks the end of the ( Church age ) which began on the day of Pentecost in ( Acts 2 ). It also is the start of ( Tribulation period ), the last week of God’s dealing with Israel.
Exactly how this takes place; I can’t say. In saying that, this is what I mean. Will our whole bodies simply disappear? Or, will our clothes be left behind? Actually, it doesn’t matter does it? The event will happen at some point. Born again believers will be caught up together to meet Jesus in the clouds. If you read the verse preceding the one I quoted, it says that ( the dead in Christ ) will rise first. Every time I read this I’m reminded of a verse: ( Matthew 27:52 ) And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
That event happened as soon as Jesus gave up the ghost on the Cross of Calvary. God, did not have to do that and, there is a reason for that occurrence. However, God wanted for his people to know and realize that something major just happened, more than simply a man dying on a cross.
Looking at that verse, I can see how that when the rapture takes place, whether it’s with the graves being opened or something about ( we which remain ) being evident, God will make it known that something has changed?
Now, I’m going back to the verse we began with. ( God will send them strong delusions ) that they will believe a lie.
You can take what I’m about to say for what it’s worth. God loved us so much, even as unworthy sinners as we are that he came down, born as we are, lived in a sin cursed world and went, suffered an died on the Cross of Calvary that we might have eternal life if we would allow him , by faith to be our savior.
Today, we go to Church, we play, we eat and pay very little attention to the spiritual details of the Almighty God. Look at what the Bible says about the people of Israel. ( Exodus 32:6 ) ( 1 Corinthians 10:7 ) Neither be idolaters as were some of them; as it is written, the people say down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
There are people that know the gospel, members of Churches and have never truly submitted their lives to Jesus Christ. I’m telling you, that when Jesus comes back in the rapture and you are left behind, God will see to it that you will be deceived. You looked at the price and sacrifice he made as a small thing when you had a chance to make difference for him but, did nothing, now, for you it’s to late.
In the last few years, I’ve actually heard people, political people, well known say that climate change would cause people to disappear. They say that ( climate change) is causing over population of this world and that at some point it will adjust itself.
I say, in ignorance of scripture, they are seeing the rapture of God’s people and seeking to fix the earth they love and cling to, without even knowing truth.
Right on the other hand, our spiritual leaders are not even talking about it. There’s something terribly amiss in that picture.
They are correct. This world is going to change, as designed by God and, Jesus Christ is the only way to be prepared for that change.
Do you realize that when God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden that every animal in that Garden was, shall we say ( tame ). They actually stayed that way until Noah placed them two by two on the Arc. However, the very minute they came off that Arc, that changed and, the way we see those animals today remains the same.
( Genesis 9:2 ) And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth. Now, let’s ( fast forward) ( Isaiah 11:6 ) The wolf shall also dwell with the lamb, a Nc f the leopard shall lie down with the kid: and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall feed them.
We can also see this in Ezekiel and Hosea. These are books of prophecy and we can about this actually unfolding in ( The Revelation ). There shall be a new heaven and a new earth. ( Revelation 21:1 ) And I say a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth we’re passed away; and there were no more sea.
Jesus, speaking to his people said( all these thing shall come to pass ). In Noah’s day this world was destroyed by water. Every living creature that was not on that Arc perished. We are taught in scripture that ( this world ) will never again be destroyed by water. The coming event will be by fire. ( Global warming ). Also, do you realize that the Church will be raptured before that seven year event but, the Nation of Israel will be hear during that time and many will survive all that happens? As a matter of fact, the Bible says that: unless those days were shortened, there should no flesh be saved. ( Matthew 24:22 )
This seven year period is ahead of us, it’s coming. Biblically speaking, it has all to do with the Nation of Israel. We see this in ( DANIEL 9:24-27 ) Here we see that God determined ( 70 weeks ) of desolation upon Israel. If you study that out you will find that each week is a period of ( seven years ). 69 of those weeks were finished when Jesus Christ was crucified and for some two thousand years the Church has been ushered in. This age being ( the age of grace) will end one day with the rapture the Church and, the final ( week )( seven year period) will then be carried out. It’s also known as ( tribulation period ).
Unlike the flood of Noah where all flesh that was not on the Arc was destroyed, during this period, all flesh will not be destroyed and, when all is complete and the earth and heavens are new then Israel will inhabit the earth, Jesus will be King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The Church, body of born again believers will be living in a ( city made of gold. ( Revelation 21 )
My point in saying all this is that we are not being taught the art of spiritually seeing these thing and the art of watching as small things advance toward the coming events.
in closing, I’ll say this. ( James 4:8 ) Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
If you take the time to read ( Exodus 20 ) you will see that God wanted his people ( Israel) to come and talk with him. However, because of fear they left it to Moses to talk to him and said ( we will hear you ). God’s desire is to have a relationship with each of us. He wants us to draw nigh to him, to know him and allow him to teach us and to be informed of all he is doing.
We can’t just allow men to teach us because of the corruption within our flesh and the ability of man to deceive.
Satan is alive and well and, very willing to deceive any person to refuses to allow the Spirit of God to open their eyes.
STAND UP, learn what God has to say, be prepared to stand before him and most of all: KEEP YOUR LAMPS TRIMMED, JESUS IS COMING!