Wednesday, October 27, 2021

It's ALL PREPARATION now

 

Matthew 16:26

King James Version

26 For what is a man profited, 

if he shall gain the whole world, 

and lose his own soul? 

or what shall a man give 

in exchange for his soul?


It's all preparation now.

It's all about the RAPTURE now.

Believers await the return of the LORD JESUS.

Which can come, any moment GOD decides.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

King James Version

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, 

with the voice of the archangel, 

and with the trump of God: 

and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain 

shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, 

to meet the Lord in the air: 

and so shall we ever be with the Lord.


Of course, scoffers will continue to mock the awaited event.

Non-believers will.

Had they believed in JESUS -- the WORD of GOD -- they'd have done what the LORD asked them to do.

Matthew 4:17

King James Version

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, 

and to say, 

Repent: 

for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.


Every day we're still on earth, is pure GRACE.

It's a gift from God, giving us a chance to get right with Him.

And for believers to share the GOSPEL.

Jesus was crucified, died on the cross for our sins, and rose again on the third day.

He gave us the promise of ETERNAL LIFE.

He knows who are His.

2 Timothy 2:19

King James Version

19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, 

having this seal, 

The Lord knoweth them that are his. 

And, 

let every one that nameth the name of Christ 

depart from iniquity.


If there's one message I'm meant to give, from the HOLY SPIRIT, is just that.

To live right by God now.

In preparation for the imminent RAPTURE.

It's time to get our spiritual houses in order.

God cares not for things of the world.

If anything, our obsession with possessions, will hinder our walk with the Lord.

Mark 10:23-25

King James Version

23 And Jesus looked round about, 

and saith unto his disciples, 

How hardly shall they that have riches 

enter into the kingdom of God!

24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. 

But Jesus answereth again, 

and saith unto them, 

Children, 

how hard is it for them that trust in riches 

to enter into the kingdom of God!

25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, 

than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.


The Bible is clear:

Galatians 6:7-8

King James Version

7 Be not deceived; 

God is not mocked

for whatsoever a man soweth, 

that shall he also reap.

8 For he that soweth to his flesh 

shall of the flesh reap corruption; 

but he that soweth to the Spirit 

shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.


We are to WALK in the SPIRIT.

Galatians 5:16-18

King James Version

16 This I say then, 

Walk in the Spirit, 

and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, 

and the Spirit against the flesh: 

and these are contrary the one to the other: 

so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, 

ye are not under the law.


True believers follow the path paved by the LORD JESUS.

Matthew 16:24

King James Version

24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, 

If any man will come after me, 

let him deny himself, 

and take up his cross, 

and follow me.


We must carry our own burden.

Galatians 6:3-5

King James Version

3 For if a man think himself to be something, 

when he is nothing, 

he deceiveth himself.

4 But let every man prove his own work, 

and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, 

and not in another.

5 For every man shall bear his own burden.


Just as the LORD JESUS carried His own cross, so must we.

Believers must bear their burden each day, uncomplaining.

Philippians 2:14-16

King James Version

14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, 

the sons of God, 

without rebuke

in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, 

among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

16 Holding forth the word of life; 

that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, 

that I have not run in vain, 

neither laboured in vain.


ENDURE, to the end.

Matthew 24:13

King James Version

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, 

the same shall be saved.


For the believer's faith will be greatly tested, more than ever, in the last days.

Matthew 24:3-12

King James Version

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.


As born again, a believer in JESUS and His WORD, being taught by the HOLY SPIRIT each day, I attest to the imminence of the RAPTURE.

The use of technology has helped the GOSPEL of JESUS CHRIST reach the farthest corners of the world.

Listen to the LORD's prophecy:

Matthew 24:14

King James Version

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.


But ONLY GOD knows the day, and the hour.

Mark 13:32

King James Version

32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, 

no, 

not the angels which are in heaven, 

neither the Son, 

but the Father.


These things we must do:

SEEK GOD.

Jeremiah 29:13

King James Version

13 And ye shall seek me, 

and find me, 

when ye shall search for me with all your heart.


BELIEVE in JESUS.

John 14:1

King James Version

14 Let not your heart be troubled: 

ye believe in God, 

believe also in me.


BECOME born again.

John 3:5-7

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, 

I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.


REPENT, and BELIEVE the GOSPEL.

Mark 1:15

King James Version

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.


STUDY the BIBLE.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

King James Version

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, 

and is profitable for doctrine, 

for reproof, 

for correction, 

for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, 

thoroughly furnished unto all good works.


FLEE fornication.

1 Corinthians 6:18-20

King James Version

18 Flee fornication. 

Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; 

but he that committeth fornication 

sinneth against his own body.

19 What? 

know ye not that your body 

is the temple of the Holy Ghost 

which is in you, 

which ye have of God, 

and ye are not your own?

20 For ye are bought with a price: 

therefore glorify God in your body, 

and in your spirit, 

which are God's.


Be HOLY.

1 Thessalonians 4:7

King James Version

7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, 

but unto holiness.


Be PERFECT.

Matthew 5:48

King James Version

48 Be ye therefore perfect, 

even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.


COMFORT each other.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

King James Version

11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, 

and edify one another, 

even as also ye do.


WARN each other.

1 Thessalonians 5:14-15

King James Version

14 Now we exhort you, 

brethren, 

warn them that are unruly, 

comfort the feebleminded, 

support the weak, 

be patient toward all men.

15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; 

but ever follow that which is good, 

both among yourselves, 

and to all men.


LIVE a GOD-filled life.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-22

King James Version

16 Rejoice evermore.

17 Pray without ceasing.

18 In every thing give thanks: 

for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

19 Quench not the Spirit.

20 Despise not prophesyings.

21 Prove all things; 

hold fast that which is good.

22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.


FOCUS on JESUS.

Colossians 3:1-2

King James Version

3 If ye then be risen with Christ, 

seek those things which are above, 

where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2 Set your affection on things above, 

not on things on the earth.


LOVE GOD.

Matthew 22:37-38

King James Version

37 Jesus said unto him, 

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, 

and with all thy soul, 

and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.


LOVE one another.

Matthew 22:39-40

King James Version

39 And the second is like unto it, 

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 On these two commandments 

hang all the law and the prophets.


WATCH, and PRAY.

Mark 13:33-37

King James Version

33 Take ye heed, 

watch and pray: 

for ye know not when the time is.

34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, 

who left his house, 

and gave authority to his servants, 

and to every man his work, 

and commanded the porter to watch.

35 Watch ye therefore: 

for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, 

at even, 

or at midnight, 

or at the cockcrowing, 

or in the morning:

36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, 

Watch.


And know there is only ONE THING that will remain.

Mark 13:31

King James Version

31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: 

but my words shall not pass away.


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The HOUR is COMING

The RAPTURE

WORD of GOD

SPIRIT of GOD

AWARENESS of sin

REPENTANCE

ETERNAL LIFE

KINGDOM of HEAVEN


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