Friday, January 19, 2018
I reaffirm what I said on 01/05/2018. Based on Jesus’ parable of “the fig tree” (Matt. 24:32–35), and a generation being “seventy years and if by reason of strength they are eighty years” (Psa. 90:10), and that Israel is over 70 years old, the next ten years will fulfill the 7-year tribulation, Antichrist, the great tribulation, and Christ gathering His saints in the rapture just as Jesus said, “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31). I hope you believe and prepare likewise.
When Jesus said “I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself” (John 14:2–3), all other Scriptures regarding His promise to, “come again” to gather His saints, agree that this occurs after the seven-year tribulation.
The truth of Christ’s return is very important as it’s part of the full gospel. It teaches “the first resurrection” (Rev. 20:4–6), “at the last day” (John 6:40, 44, 54), when “the Lord Himself will descend from heaven” (1 Thess. 4:16), “whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things” (Acts 3:21), when “we shall all be changed – in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye at the last trumpet” (1 Cor. 15:51–52), “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31).
The season of Christ’s return, however, is readily disallowed from being taught in the organized church because of Satan’s pre-tribulation rapture lie (now solidified as doctrine) being foisted on the church by John Nelson Darby (1800–1882), since about 1830 after his satanic epiphany. Not a single verse of Scripture says that Christ gathers His elect saints pre-tribulation, not one.
Numerous deceptions have a home in the so-called full gospel church. And in many churches the gospel is only a partial gospel infused with man’s wishes and pet traditions. Why? – because the full gospel destroys the wishful desires of man, but very few are up to the task of preaching and teaching God’s full truths that run counter-culture and counter-tradition.
And Jesus said, “If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you” (John 15:20). And He also said, “For laying aside the command of God, you hold the tradition of men…making the word of God of no effect” (Mark 7:8, 13). “The Pharisees, Jesus said, lived for the approval and praise of other people, and he called it one of the most deadly dispositions in the world.” John Piper
They even tried to kill the apostle John by boiling him in a vat of oil. But when that failed they exiled him to “the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ” (Rev. 1:9). Being exiled for teaching the full gospel truth is not new. Consider how the Reformers were exiled by the popes of Rome. Yet, to protect pet church traditions, certain of God’s truths are exiled by the evangelical church today. They learned the practice from popes.
For example, Jesus’ end-time testimony is exiled by those steeped in religious doctrines and traditions that disagree with Christ. But true followers of Christ are bold and indeed willing to lay down their lives for the testimony of Jesus even if it means being publically rejected by those in church authority because “We must obey God rather than man” (Acts 5:29).
Much of the church has also exiled God’s Word saying, “Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression” (1 Tim. 2:11–14). But evangelical leaders boldly appoint women to positions of authority over men, even ordaining them as pastors, leaders and teachers while God’s Word is exiled and mocked. Should we think God smiles at disobedience? No.
Be encouraged, don’t allow yourself to be compromised by doctrines and traditions of men, hear the Lord Jesus say, be strong, be filled with the Spirit, do not fear men, let Me be your example, “And whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!” (Mark 6:11).
Knowing the truth of Christ’s return is critical to enduring the years, months, weeks and days leading to that day. And anyone teaching the pre-trib rapture lie will be accountable to God for having maligned His Word and having created a seedbed of offense which will be revealed in the tribulation just as Jesus taught at Matt. 24:10 bearing fruit to “the falling away” (2 Thess. 2:3).
Do not let that be said of you, but rather, that you loved Christ enough to teach and defend His testimony. In the judgment (2 Cor. 5:10) you will not be judged by men, but by Christ Himself. Therefore, don’t fear men or their church doctrines and traditions that gain the praise of men. It takes love for God, strength and courage to obey God rather than man. Be encouraged and do it.
Time is short. The world is on the brink of tribulation wars. Mark of the beast technologies are being rolled out with broad acceptance. Persecution of Christians now escalates globally. The U.S. will not be exempt. Governments want the New World Order. Deceptions increase. God’s Word is increasingly compromised in order to please man. Many deceived evangelicals find cause to unite with Pope Francis and Roman Catholicism. The sudden falling away is near.
And from JEWSNEWS 01/13/2018, posted by Dr. Tom Horn, a former Assemblies of God pastor: “The EU will convene in ‘extraordinary session’ to force Israel into national suicide in accepting the ‘Two-State’ solution once and for all”. Continuing: “Norway and the European Union announced on Wednesday they will convene an “extraordinary session” at the end of the month in an attempt to push the “two-state solution” to end the Israel-Palestinian Arab conflict.
Many end-time signs and events are now unfolding, but unless one knows God’s Word regarding these prophetic events, they will be discounted as normal. But in reality, God is calling people to attention, to consider their relationship with God in Christ, to repent, confess and believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life, for the last day of this present age is quickly approaching.
But take comfort in the God of our salvation because, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty…A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked” (Psa. 91:1, 7–8). Do you dwell in “the secret place”?
Marlin J. Yoder