Thursday, April 8, 2010



Regarding how fast we are approaching the end of the age, I was recently pondering that maybe God, in His infinite mercy, may allow "the Church" to undergo some hard and trying times to bring us to where we need to be in Him and to draw us out of the world (if the world is chaotic and cataclysmic there would be no more electronic "fluff" and constant pursuit of entertainment for the Church to be tightly grasping with a death grip)!

Then it hit me, Jesus, Yeshua Ha Mashiach, forewarned the Church to watch of all the events that are now taking place. Over and over, our Lord told us to WATCH for the multitude of signs He gave us. Our omniscient and omnipotent God does nothing or says nothing without a precise purpose. He does not issue commandments that are optional for us to obey. He commands us so because He loves us and wants only the best for us, His children.

Just like we earthly parents warn and command our little ones to not cross the busy street solely for their protection and because we love them so much. How much more should God's commandments and warnings mean to us as we know HE IS LOVE AND HE KNOWS ALL!

Luke 11: 11“Which of you fathers, if your son asks forf a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

The Church has been warned-God extended His grace in repeatedly warning us to WATCH! If we are not ready, it falls on us as God gave us the signs to watch for so we could be prepared. He did His part-it is now up to us to do ours by preparing ourselves AND others!

We, of course, cannot be certain if the Rapture is pre-Tribulation or pre-wrath (at the opening of the 6th seal of Revelation) as only God knows for sure. We, however, can know it is NOW time to prepare ourselves to be ready for either the soon-coming Rapture or else to be able to endure through some troublesome times until He comes!

The Lord also gave us the multitudinous and specific signs that He commanded us to watch for indicating the signs of His return, to instill in us an urgency to spread His Gospel!

The Great Commission

16Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

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