Updated: Sep 29
In anticipation of The LORD'S return, by one of HIS closest disciples, HE was asked": what will be the sign of YOUR" coming," and of the end of the age? HE responded:" take heed that no one deceives you, for many will come in MY" Name, proclaiming: I AM" CHRIST!" And will deceive many." And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars." See to it, that you are not alarmed, for all these things must come to pass."
[The LORD, said, that earthquakes would be prevalent" at the end of the age." A magnitude 9 earthquake and a resulting tsunami took nearly 19,000 lives and destroyed 230,000 homes in the region northeast of Tokyo some years ago." And
On the 26th of Dec. in 2004."
A 9.0 magnitude earthquake in the Indian Ocean, caused a Tsunami so large, that it caused death on a scale of "Biblical" proportions!" Roughly 230,000 thousand people lost their lives!" And how many more can we account for, since then? 🤔
Death, Beloved," can strike at any time!" So it's of the utmost importance, for one to know GOD, and to Trust," in HIS WORD." For the wrath of GOD, is coming upon a world, that knows not GOD."
Consider how Colosians 3:3-7 reveals it; by saying: For you died, and your LIFE is hidden with GOD in CHRIST.
When CHRIST Who is our LIFE, appears, then you also will appear with HIM in GLORY.
Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of GOD is coming upon the sons of disobedience. [The sons of disobedience?" Yes!" The sons who obey not, "The WORD of The LIVING GOD."
Eternal LIFE," is what GOD offers, everyone, who would Trust in the finished work of The Cross of HIS Son, JESUS CHRIST." HE is seeking FAITH on the earth, and calling us who Believe," to Preach The GOSPEL Of CHRIST, GOD'S Son!"
Knowing that, GOD, has chosen through the foolishness of the message preached, to SAVE those who Believe."
Consider how 1st Corrinthians 1:21 reveals it, by saying: For since, in the WISDOM of GOD, the world through wisdom did not know GOD, it pleased GOD through the foolishness of the message preached to SAVE those who Believe.
[And now isn't it foolishness, to the unbelieving world, that CHRIST died paying for the sins of the world on a Cross?" ✝️
Well, isn’t it?
But we, who Believe," embrace The "GOOD NEWS of The RISEN CHRIST, Who "washed us" of our sins?" So we can "physically stand" in The PRESENCE of GOD, with The BLOOD of CHRIST, as the purchase price of our REDEMPTION." And we don't have to do anything, "but only," Believe The WORD of The LIVING GOD?" Believe The WORD of GOD? Yes, Believe," that GOD has dealt with our sins, and taken them all away, by paying for them, on a Cross, one GLORIOUS day!"
And HE, JESUS,
was buried, and Rose with "POWER and Great GLORY," on the third day." Declaring to us, who Believe";
That our sins, were paid for on the Cross, and taken away!"
And because, we Believe, JESUS, has entrusted us with The GOSPEL to speak, not as pleasing men, but GOD Who tests our hearts.
Yes, GOD has hidden HIS gift of "Everlasting LIFE" in each Believer."
Yes, and HE has entrusted us, to share HIS gift of Everlasting LIFE, with as many as would listen, and embrace HIS finished work of The Cross."✝️
In New Testament times, it was customary to hide valuables in the unlikely vessels like clay pots." The apostle Paul, describes how the Treasure of The GOSPEL, is today "hidden in earthen vessels," being the human frailty of every human Believer in CHRIST, "The WORD of The LIVING GOD."
Paul suggests that the meager, and brokenness of our lives, can actually reveal GOD'S "POWER," in contrast to our shortcomings and failures."
For HE inhabits the imperfect and broken pieces of our lives, and HIS healing POWER and HOPE, is much more visible to others, than our imperfections!" GOD'S POWER, Beloved, is supremely "POWERFUL" to make all things work together for good, "to us," who LOVE" HIM!"
And because we LOVE" HIM, we LOVE to do HIS will, and please HIM!"
The LORD created us, and has called us according to HIS purpose." Before we were born, The LORD knew us," and called us, so that we would know, and Believe, and LOVE "HIM!" LOVE HIM, Who sends us in Mathew 10:16, "as sheep in the midst of wolves, to be wise as serpents, but harmless as doves!' [HE warns us, saying] But beware of men, [Men?" Yes, Unbelieving men, who have their portion in this world." 🌎 ] for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be brought before Governors and Kings for MY sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak, but The SPIRIT of your FATHER Who speaks in you.
[Now listen to this." 😢]
"Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will be hated by all for MY NAME'S sake. But he who endures to the end will be SAVED. When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before The Son of Man comes.
[And when, HE does, finally come, HE has This WORD from
Then a VOICE came from The THRONE, saying, praise our GOD, all you HIS servants and those who fear HIM, both small and great!"
And I heard, as it were, The VOICE of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, "Alleluia!
For The LORD GOD
Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give HIM GLORY, for the marriage of The LAMB has come, and HIS wife has made herself ready." And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen are the RIGHTEOUS acts of the Saints." [Yes, of The BODY of CHRIST!"]
"So behold, and watch, Beloved, for the time of the marriage supper of The LAMB, is soon to come."