Friday, July 28, 2017
The NWO, Antichrist, and the associated tribulation are all near, the signs are everywhere, the preeminent being that Israel is now reborn 70 years on God’s Hebrew calendar. And Jesus said the generation that sees this “will by no means pass away till all these things take place” (Matt. 24:34) being the 7-year tribulation, “offense” (Matt. 24:10) and “the falling away” (2 Thess. 2:3) during it, followed by the resurrection rapture of saints “at the last day” (John 6:40, 44, 54).
I pray you’re prepared in the truth and testimony of Jesus Christ because much of the church is led by men and women who are not led by the Spirit of God, holding God’s word in partiality, teaching only select portions while ignoring the third of Scripture that deals with the times of the end. But God said “as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God” (Rom. 8:14).
The church has gone out of its way to protect its pre-tribulation rapture lie by silencing all who so love Christ as to teach the “testimony of Jesus Christ” (Rev. 1:9) for the time of the end, while religious academics assert that Jesus’ end-time Olivet Discourse was not intended for the church. But they lie against the Christ who suffered the cross of Calvary for their salvation.
Belief in the truth of “when” the resurrection of saints occurs is essential to enduring faith, see 2 Tim. 2:15–18. Yet, proof texts of “when” the resurrection occurs is silenced by church tradition.
The Spirit warned “there is no partiality with God” (Rom. 2:11) and “whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to the flesh [partial truth] will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit [whole truth] will of the Spirit reap everlasting life” (Gal. 6:7–8); and, God also warned that “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hos. 4:6). How true!
Not only has the church largely watered-down and rewritten God’s Word to suit its tradition, but many churches now entice the world by fake smoke, light and sound shows exciting to the flesh. Jesus indeed saves, but only those who actually believe Him, for the Spirit said, “he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (John 3:36b).
And God said “faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Rom. 10:17). Thus, true faith is killed by sensory enticements, and “which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it – lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him” (Luke 14:28–29).
And so it will be when the tribulation is revealed: “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another” (Matt. 24:9–10). [emphasis added] This will occur because God’s Word was taught in partiality as tradition(s) of men trump it.
It’s again as God said to ancient Israel: “An astonishing and horrible thing has been committed in the land: The prophets prophesy falsely and the priests [pastors] rule by their own power; and My people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end?” (Jer. 5:30–31). Who leads you?
Marlin J. Yoder