“for our admonition”

Friday, March 31, 2017

On the Day of the Lord, the glories we behold in the presence of the, I AM, far exceed what tongue or pen could ever tell. Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord! Myriads of angels and the redeemed will lift praise and worship heard in endless galaxies of His creation. Thus we shall worship and serve the, I AM, throughout all eternity. But first…

…wars, the tribulation and Antichrist will come. Famine now multiplies as food supplies collapse. Man is destroying the earth, but God will destroy those who do so, see Rev. 11:18. America’s own FDA-approved food is GMO-laden, toxic and inflammatory making many dependent on Big-Pharma drugs. Oceans are being poisoned, huge fish and wildlife die-offs occur regularly now all across the world. The MSM rarely reports it to keep people ignorant.

From CBN News, 03/28/2017, “16 Million People at Risk of Dying as Famine grips 3 African Nations – The UN humanitarian chief, Stephen O’Brien, says the world is facing ‘the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations’ and says the organization needs urgent resources to avert the famine crisis.” Biblically, the rider on the black horse now rides.

From, PNW, 03/24/2017, “Retail Collapse Continues As Sears, Payless On The Brink – More than 3,500 retail stores are going to close all across America over the next few months as the worst retail downturn in U.S. history gets even deeper.” And those relying on the debt-ridden government for sustenance, well, it has them right where it wants them – dependent upon it.

You might say, “These things haven’t touched my life. I still have my job, my 401K Plan, and stocks, and there’s plenty of food on grocery store shelves, why should I be concerned?” Here’s why: disaster is at the door! God has given us a period of grace to prepare, don’t squander it, for very, very difficult times are just ahead. “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” (Matt. 13:43).

Credit card and identity theft, which occurs often, has created the logic and necessity of a cashless society, which will become the Rev. 13:16–17 mark of the beast. When that occurs, when currency, gold and silver are worthless, do you have a plan? In the last 3 1/2 years even gold and silver will be worthless to anyone. But seriously, do you know about God’s plan?

From, WND, concerning the mark of the beast, “Stunner! U.N. Plan To ‘Mark’ World Population”. In this article Pastor Carl Gallups concludes, “My point is to get America’s churches to wake up! We are now living in the most prophetic time since the first coming of Jesus Christ, the technology is now here, global institutions are planning, plotting it, writing it, declaring it, decreeing it and employing people to get it done. … We are the only generation in the history of the planet to see it coming to fruition and it can now happen.”

Pope Francis, “went out conquering” (Rev. 6:2) religious and cultural divides, the rider on the white horse. And it’s now likely that the second rider on the red horse, “taking peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another” (Rev. 6:3–4), will simultaneously ride with the black horse which brings scarcity and global famine, (Rev. 6:5–6). In fact, it’s already begun.

About Pope Francis, note this from Cross Map, 03/17/2017, “Canon Lawyers and Theologians to hold Conference on ‘Deposing the Pope’”. In two weeks they meet in Paris, France to discuss, “How to depose a heretical pope.” Given that Pope Francis does exactly as he pleases and is answerable to no one, that meeting will surely be futile. In fact, I believe it will only further propel Pope Francis’ Antichrist agenda. We’ll see an escalation of that this year.

Of special note, this week I visited a dear friend and spent four hours with him sharing and discussing whole truths of Christ. Outside of my family he’s the best friend I have because he believes and teaches ALL things Christ taught. That’s rare. Our friendship is best described like this, “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend” (Prov. 27:17). I cherish fellowship that fears God and not man, boldly upholding the truths of Jesus Christ!

While there is a general falling away from the faith in these “latter times” by God’s promise of “deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons” (1 Tim. 4:1), there is yet coming a very sudden and catastrophic falling away from the Christian faith when beings, creatures and apocalyptic events of the seven-year tribulation are revealed. Does your pastor teach and equip you in these truths?

Maybe you attend a church that disbelieves the post-trib rapture of the saints Jesus taught. But ask yourself, with the truth of the end-game suppressed, (and yes, it’s truly being deliberately suppressed) how can you know and prepare to endure to the end according to Jesus’ teaching at Matt. 24:13? Widespread unbelief of Jesus’ end-time teaching in the church is wildly popular.

But, if Noah had not believed God concerning the coming flood, and built the ark, he and his family would have perished with the others. If Joseph had not believed God about the coming seven-year drought, and prepared for it, many of his own family would have perished.

Would ancient Israel have survived the 10th plague on Egypt had they ignored God’s Word for the Passover? No. Would Israel have crossed the Red Sea if Moses had not believed God to part it? No. Did thousands of Jews subsequently die at Mt. Sinai because they disbelieved God? Yes.

Ancient Israel disbelieved God when they saw giants, (equal to end-time Antichrist) and many perished outside of their intended eternal possession. Looking to the end-times the wisest man said by the Holy Spirit, “That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done” (Eccl. 1:9). Just as many of God’s ancient people perished outside their intended eternal possession, so too will many, once again, perish outside their eternal possession at the end of this present age, for Jesus said, “Wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together”.

Did Korah, Dathan and Abiram, together with their wives, children and all they had go down alive into the earth to their destruction because they disbelieved God? Yes. Did many Israelite’s die from serpents because they disbelieved God? Yes. Did Israel heed her true prophets? No.

Did not the nation of ancient Israel suffer repeated defeat because they disbelieved God? Yes. Did ancient Israel repeatedly go into enemy captivity because they disbelieved God? Yes. Did the Word of God cease coming to ancient Israel 400 years because they disbelieved God? Yes. Please excuse the rhetorical questions, but…

Do we see a pattern of unbelief here? Yes. Likewise today, unbelief largely persists as to how we get to our eternal possession. Thus, we’re reminded, “Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come” (1 Cor. 10:11). [emphasis added] Truly, the end of the ages is now upon us and it’s high time the church wakes up, and equips saints in, and prepares for, the tribulation events Christ foretold.

The Holy Spirit said through Peter, “For Moses truly said to the fathers, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet [meaning Christ] like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you. And it shall be that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people’” (Acts 3:22–23). But do you believe Him?

The Spirit of Christ said, “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things” (Acts 3:19–21). The restoration of all things occurs after the tribulation, not before.

The Son of God said that He gathers His elect saints, “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31). That truth demands significant instruction, teaching and preparing for things to come. Yet, the church largely persists in, and teaches unbelief of Jesus’ end-time Words, having set the hook of deception and the course of offense certain to lead the sudden falling away when the seven-year tribulation is revealed according to, Matt. 24:10 and 2 Thess. 2:3.

Truth requires preparation of heart, mind, spirit and soul equipped to endure. Yet, many have been taught the horrible lie that, “if you see Antichrist, you’ve missed the rapture!” But false teachers today, like many in ancient Israel, will bear the penalty of their false witness against Christ by deceiving those who will fall away in offense. And please note this: silence of the Christ-taught end-times, LOUDLY teaches the hearers that it’s not important.

“But know this, 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” (Luke 12:39). Thus, one’s need of being prepared to endure the end-times has everything to do with the missional success thereof. As confirmation of that truth, read Jesus’ parable of the wise and foolish virgins, Matt. 25:1–13.

We live in an age where whole truth is rare. Therefore, you’re on your own with God’s Word, His Spirit, prayer and fellowship with those who cherish ALL Jesus’ truths, and not just those that please. Are the Old Testament examples of unbelief an, “admonition” to you unto deeper faith, or are they just negative Scriptures to be ignored? I pray for you that the former is true.

Marlin J. Yoder

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