RSS
 

Archive for April, 2013

Whose Land?

28 Apr

Joel 3:1-2 –  1 “In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
2 I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.  There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.

Whose land did they divide up?  That’s right, God’s land.  He’s the One who says gets the land and He is the One Who is going to punish those trying to divide it up and give it away.

God made the promise to Abraham.  Unlike man He doesn’t break them or make His Word cheap.  That’s a comfort to me and it should be for us all to know we can trust our Lord.

The last days are coming and God is going to repay those for dividing up His land.  You hear that world rulers?  Land for peace is a bad idea, especially since every deal has been met with broken promises and they still demand that Israel give more.  Not to say that dividing it for good promises matters any less.

It’s just more of man’s rebellious spirit not wanting to do it God’s way.

Right before our Lord comes back to claim His throne on this earth for a thousand year reign, He has some cleaning up to do.  Part of that is repaying those who divided up HIS land.

So every time you see a land for false peace deal happening, just remember Whose land they are dividing.

Share/Bookmark
 

Reminder Of The Man Of Lawlessness

21 Apr

2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 – 1Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, 2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. 3 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

5 Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? 6 And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. 7 For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

I was responding back to someone who was nice enough to send a comment and wrote this back to him and thought it would be a good post.

The One who holds back the lawless one can only be the Holy Spirit.  When He’s out of the way the church is gone and out of the way also.

We need to love His appearing.  There are many that will be saved after the rapture and before the second coming.  They are the tribulation saints we read about.

Why the need for 144,000 sealed Jews, 12,000 from each tribe and two witnesses?  Because the church is gone.  Otherwise, isn’t that the churches job?

People don’t want to focus on this earth or delay in accepting the Lord.  If they don’t love the truth, then as the scripture says in verse 11, God sends then a powerful delusion.  Deep down they already want to believe the illusion and that’s why they have never sought Him.

The signs of the second coming are getting stronger each day.  The rapture is going to be at least 7 years prior to that.  Don’t hesitate to study all you can.  One, it will build your faith, two, we need to share with those who are willing to listen.  At least if they don’t accept now, they will have knowledge and could possibly be those who give up their lives and accept Jesus as a tribulation saint.  Otherwise it’s verse 11.

 

Who Do You Serve?

15 Apr

So choosing to blow people up, strike terror, who do you think those people serve?

Romans 13:9-10 – 9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

Matthew 22:37-40 – 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

So did those people or groups that did this or even celebrate the attack in Boston believe the above words?

No.

If you believe that all roads lead to Rome understand this.  A God that says the Jewish people, are a people He has made a covenant with and gave them the land they’re in, is not the same god as the one that wants every last one of them destroyed and the land taken from them.  They are not the same God.

It is amazing to see how many people can’t even make that simple distinction.  The problem isn’t lack of intelligence, it’s a lack of wisdom and a lack of caring to look at it in depth.

So who do you serve?  A god of fear, hate, and destruction.

Perhaps you would rather serve a God that loved you enough to pay for your sins and die for you instead.  It will cost you.  It will cost you being the god of your life and to start serving Him.  He wants you and rather or not you realize it, you need Him.

 

If Someone Is Looking For Christ And Not In The Air……Then

13 Apr

Many people in the church believe they have to prepare the earth before Jesus comes back.  Is that biblical?  Isn’t that saying that they are bringing the millennium for Christ, instead of Christ taking control and doing so?

Here’s what I read:

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 –  16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

I have a date with the Lord in the air.

As a pre-trib rapture Christian, I believe the Lord comes for His bride and it’s off to the honeymoon.  So if there is a group trying to lay the foundation for the Lord so he can lead them on this utopian earth they are trying to make, who are they going to see?  The antichrist.

Don’t get me wrong, we are to be witnesses for our Lord.  We are to be spreading the Good News.  However, our citizenship is in Heaven and not being a dweller on this earth.

Our Savior is coming to call us in the air.  It’s a blessed hope.  The antichrist is coming to try and run his kingdom on the earth through the most troubling and horrific time.  Christ comes back at the end of that time with His bride, which is at Armageddon.  Then rules and reigns in the millennium and allows His own to help rule with Him.

Don’t love this earth, love Heaven.  Don’t be looking for antichrist, but Jesus Christ.

 

The Lord Wants Evil Purged

08 Apr

Deuteronomy 20:10-18- 10 When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace. 11 If they accept and open their gates, all the people in it shall be subject to forced labor and shall work for you. 12 If they refuse to make peace and they engage you in battle, lay siege to that city. 13 When the Lord your God delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it. 14 As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. And you may use the plunder the Lord your God gives you from your enemies. 15 This is how you are to treat all the cities that are at a distance from you and do not belong to the nations nearby.

16 However, in the cities of the nations the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes. 17 Completely destroy them—the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—as the Lord your God has commanded you. 18 Otherwise, they will teach you to follow all the detestable things they do in worshiping their gods, and you will sin against the Lord your God.

When God had Israel go into the land and kill everyone, it was because those people had completely turned evil.  They had ripened up to the stench where God said no more.  God commanded the Israelites to kill everyone.  Why?  Because he didn’t want one infected bad apple to infect a new people who were to follow His principals.

Notice God didn’t send them in until the appointed time.  They had to become really evil before they went in.  This is what He said to Abraham.

Genesis 15:16 –16 In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure.”

To the surrounding areas, God wanted submission.  He gave an alternative to the people around the area.  Serve Israel or the men (only) would be killed.  Notice there wasn’t the purging God demanded from those in the land He was giving to Israel.  They then took the woman and children to raise under God.

How much longer, before America reaches its full measure?  It’s on a fast track of bringing back all the things that God detests.  God takes evil seriously.

God may be slow to anger and abounding in love, but He hates evil.  Let’s do our best to stay away from what God thinks is evil.  Let’s try to purge it from our lives.

 
 

War And Rumors Of Them

05 Apr

Matthew 24:6-7 – 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

I was just inspired to write a quick note on the above scriptures.  With North Korea threatening, it brings the focus a little closer from our perspective in America.  We have Iran over threatening to annihilate Israel if they get the ability and North Korea threatening to use possible nuclear warheads.

These are your nation against nation.  Let’s not forget though that the scripture is not being redundant.  Kingdom against kingdom is different.  It’s fighting from within, such as Syria.

Wars and rumor’s of wars.  These things are on the main news stations and the world is paying close attention.  If nothing breaks out, it’s still a major rumor of war.

The birth pangs are happening closer together and things for the second coming are all shaping more distinct and faster every day.  The world is going broke more every day.  Every month our government is pumping money into the banks which is making its way into the market, but where does it come from?  Our dollar is losing value more every day.  For those in the new world order this is equalizing things without a devastating bankruptcy that leads to anarchy.

We are closer than ever to our Lords return.  Don’t get wrapped up into this world.  He warns us to keep an eye out for Him.