Those two words are indeed thought provoking as they can apply to any subject and the outcomes associated with them. But let me pose this question of what if:
I know this is a question that many don’t want to even remotely entertain. Is it because it scares the hell out of you? It shouldn’t. Exposing these truths should prove even to those who are skeptics, that what IS WRITTEN is coming to pass whether you are ready or not. Each person must determine the answer to that question based on ones beliefs. All I ask you to do is open your eyes, your mind and your heart as you read what is in God’s infallible word. These words written many years ago have withstood the test of time – there HAS to be a reason.
King James Version (KJV)
1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Much more has to take place before all is said and done. But honestly, at the rate we are proceeding, how much longer do you really think we have? Sure, no one knows the day or the hour, to include the angels and even Jesus himself; but you are given things in the above scripture that reveal the “season”.
I want to tell you all a story of something that has taken place. I have been very open with my pastor on many subjects and this particular one has been a thorn in my side for several years. I have listened to him in the Sunday school and church services over the last several years and at funerals repeat the same thing over and over. I even directly confronted him about what he was saying. It involves those who die. He has preached to no end that all those who are in Christ who die go immediately to heaven. I pointed out to him that was not true based on the Word of God throughout the Old and New Testaments and he admitted he knew that, but it makes everyone feel better. I very bluntly told him that he was lying to people and that God would hold him accountable for misleading everyone. Well the two funerals that were held this last week and a half, he DID NOT mislead the family or those attending. He has now changed his presentations to say “they are at rest”. That we will see them again when Christ comes when he will raise the dead in Christ first and then we who remain alive in Christ, will be changed and caught up together with them in the clouds. I’m not gloating over this, but I am satisfied that he is NOW telling the truth based on the Word. Unfortunately, we still have pastors out there who continue to distort the Word and who are bringing in new age religion (worldly things and practices). It really is hard to hear something so different than what we have been taught our whole religious lives. We have relied on our preachers to teach us rather than take the initiative to read and study the Word for ourselves. I am seeing many, including older people in my church, begin to study and their thirst for truth is overwhelming. Don’t know if it is because of the possibility that we are living in the end times, but I am glad to see such an AWAKENING. As we begin to start studying the book of Revelation, there will be a few more points that he will also need to re-think some of the things he has also preached. I have already suspected by some of the things he has “avoided” that Revelation was not a book that was extensively taught in many seminaries for many years and I personally think the reason is that it deals with something that is hard to wrap our minds around and it is something that we have not encountered yet, so they truly have no answers. Not that I am an expert, but it is a book that I have studied extensively for the last 10 years and one that I have prayed over many times to understand; quite often changing my understanding as I received a touch from the Holy Spirit and going back to the Old Testament for clarification. Even today, I still am gaining, limited, but better understanding. We cannot even begin to understand God’s ways; all we can do is let him lead and follow in faith.
The point of that little story is to show you that we all have been led astray including pastors, not by God, but by satan. He is the one who has caused man to distort the Word of God. Satan is a ruler of this earth and has been since Adam and Eve gave up their rights to dominion in the Garden of Eden. However, when Jesus came he too declared dominion and full authority. That is why there is such a struggle here with mankind, good vs evil in this earthly realm. But when you break the chains of that satanic hold over your life, you WILL see the truth and only then as you read your bible will all of it begin to make sense to you.
Yes, I am at it again. I feel such an urgency in spreading the word. I am being led to do this because my fingers fly across the keyboard with such amazing speed and the thoughts keep flooding my mind. If I don’t fulfill this mission, I will be held accountable. I do know that my time and my freedom to do this will soon come to an end thus why I feel a need to STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT WHEN I AM LED TO DO SO but maybe not with as much urgency as I am feeling this time around for some reason. Yet, I am beginning to feel as if I am wasting my time to a degree. I don’t want anyone left behind and I shed many tears for those around me who I know have not yet seen the light in all this darkness that is surrounding us. There are just so many out there. I have to learn to JUST LET GOD but I know he wants me to be a light to his Word. I am not doing this to force anyone to do anything, I am just enlightening as we have people all over the world who do read here from time to time and I have no way of knowing who it may touch. It all boils down to FREE WILL.
THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST WISHES BILLY GRAHAM HAS, BUT I FEAR HE WILL NOT LIVE TO SEE IT AS ALSO SOME OF US MAY NOT EITHER:
Note: I pray that no one thinks that “man” can resolve all the issues at hand the world is facing. Just like the times during the Tower of Babel, God confused the language so that there would be no cohesiveness of advancing things that are evil. That barrier still exists today, yet evil has found a way to circumvent it all as it lurks in the hearts of mankind.