Timeline for the Lord’s Coming

21st centuryWe are now almost 20 years into the 21st century, and beginning in 2010 all kinds of strange happenings began around the world. This says nothing of the signs in the stars and constellations that also began happening – signs that were predicted thousands of years ago in the Bible. Remember God uses signs to warn His people of things about to happen. But, the modern world has an attention problem – it is short. For example, in 2010 when birds began mysteriously falling out of the sky and fish began washing up on the shores for no apparent reason, the news media made a big thing of it. Now it is ‘old news’ and not much attention is given to it even though it continues happening. But, these events have a purpose – God is warning us about calamities that are about to come.

In the word of God it is written “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hos. 3:6). Hosea also revealed the answer to the mysterious events described in the above video –

“Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.” – Hosea 4:1-3 KJV

All nations will be judged for their rejection of God’s standards of living but, to those who have been given much, much will be required, such as the United States and Israel, the two nations that were founded upon a covenant with God. Therefore, we aught to pay the stricter attention to these warning signs that have come upon us.

Hosea declared the reason for these judgments as being 1) no truth, 2) no mercy, and 3) no knowledge of God in the land. Other nations will have to examine themselves according to these standards but, I can say in the United States the concept of truth is no longer absolute. The News Media manipulate truth to fit their own agenda; politicians lie and bend the truth to buy votes; schools eliminate historical truths that don’t agree with their paradigms; and even the church, which should be a last bastion of truth, often bends it or neglects it if it would be inconvenient for their plans (such as supporting abortion, gay marriage, women pastors, divorce and remarriage, preaching against what God calls sin because it may cost them members and income) .

God does not describe mercy as we do – mercy is not the same as welfare! Because God says “if a man will not work, let him not eat.” What God counts as mercy is caring for the innocent among us and aborting nearly 60 million babies is the height of being unmerciful!

We have outlawed teaching our children the basics of knowledge about God by forbidding His 10 Commandments from public view, by forbidding the name of Jesus in public schools, by teaching evolution which denies God as the Creator, and a thousand other ways. And then we have the audacity to blame God when our children are raping and killing one another. In England 60% of those in the Church of England never read their Bibles and I suspect it is the much the same here. Few know what the 7 appointed feasts that God gave for His people in the Bible are. Let alone what they mean and signify. And to our great danger , few know the signs that will happen just before the Lord’s coming to set up His reign on earth. Jesus taught –

“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.” – Mark 13:24-27

The Son of Man will come in the clouds with great glory. It will not be a secret coming for every eye will see Him –

“Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.” – Rev. 1:7

However, this will not happen until after the great tribulation occurs. In Matthew 24:21 Jesus called it ‘great tribulation’, greater than any that has ever happened. But, something else will have to happen before this great tribulation begins and Jesus tells us what it is so we can watch and pray –

“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand),” – Matt. 24:15

Daniel revealed several appearances of the ‘abomination that desolates’ and some have already happened. A preliminary fulfillment came in the time of the Maccabees when Antiochus Epiphany set up a statue of Zeus in the Temple and sacrificed pigs on the Altar. This led to the Maccabean Revolt but few know that a High Priest of Israel led Antiochus into the Temple and helped him do his abominable work. So, it will be at the end.

Jesus predicted there would be one more abomination of desolation to occur and Paul tells us there will also be a great apostasy (falling away of believers) that accompanies it.

“not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” – 2 Thes. 2:2-4

Scriptures reveal there are many signposts that should alert us to the nearness of the Lord’s coming and while we may have disagreements about the timing of these events, these basic ones are enough to reveal the lateness of the hour –

  1. An apostate church will actually help the man of sin gain his victory as it did in the time of the Maccabees.
  2. An Antichrist figure will be revealed and set up an ‘abomination of desolation’ as Jesus taught. This means Israel will be back in the land, control Jerusalem, and rebuild the Temple.
  3. Great persecution of Jews and Christians will begin but, it will be a time of great victory for the saints as they boldly overcome by the blood of the Lamb and their testimony – Rev. 12:11.

Hosea reveals the way to prepare for these things: 1) Love the Truth, 2) be merciful, and 3) grow in the knowledge of God. If we do these things, the Holy Spirit will have us ready for the coming of the Lord.

Watch and Pray

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As trouble builds in the world, especially over Jerusalem, and as many heavenly signs are appearing, such as Blood Red Moons, Blue Moons, Rev; 12 signs of Virgo etc., many are wondering anew about the coming of the Lord that has been long predicted. Indeed these signs were meant by God to alert and awaken our attention. Jesus taught just such a reaction –

Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”– Luke 21:36

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Preparation for the Battle Ahead

mass di-offAs we near a new year, it would be beneficial to consider what God has been saying to us these last few years.

“You will be punished by the LORD of hosts with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with storm and tempest and the flame of devouring fire.” – Isa. 29:6

 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;” – Luke 21:26

“By swearing and lying, killing and stealing and committing adultery, they break all restraint, with bloodshed upon bloodshed. Therefore the land will mourn; and everyone who dwells there will waste away with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air; Even the fish of the sea will be taken away.” – Hosea 4:2,3

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God is speaking – are you listening?

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Worldwide Mass die-offs of birds and fish

Since 2010 there have been strange and never before seen signs happening, both on earth and in the heavens. Turtles and fish washing up on beaches dead for no apparent reason. Birds in droves dropping from the sky and cattle and buffalo dropping dead overnight. These events happened all over the earth and they continue to happen, even though the news media has grown tired of covering them. Then there are the strange booms coming from the ground and eerie sounds in the sky. All of which science seems to have no answer, so they conveniently forget about them. No one now can deny the Continue reading

Signs of the Times

20993071_10212133448765016_7083517857541445932_nWe watched the eclipse yesterday. In our location only about 75% of the Sun was eclipsed but, it was interesting to watch. But, what is more interesting is thinking about what it may mean? This eclipse was called ‘the great American eclipse’ because it is the first total solar eclipse that could only be seen in the United States, and no other country. It was also the only total eclipse seen only in the USA since it’s founding in 1776.

While this eclipse traveled from the Northwest to the Southeast, in just 7 years another eclipse will cross the US from Northeast to Southwest which is very unusual. Some have wondered about the crossing point being right over the famous Madrid fault line in the Mississippi Valley. Continue reading

Philadelphia, the Faithful Church

open door“These are the words of Him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you kept My word and have not denied my name. I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars – I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. 

“Since you have kept My command to endure patiently, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth. 

“I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of My God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from My God; and I will also write on him My new name.

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” – Revelation 3:7-13

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God’s Last Warning

In the last decade we have had prophetic warnings to believers, signs in the heavens warning of end-time events soon approaching, strange sounds in the atmosphere and in the earth, unexplained mass die-offs of birds, fish, and animals all around the earth.

In my 80 years, I do not remember such an abundance of signs and warnings given to mankind to get ready to meet God. The heavenly signs of Revelation 12 is a clear warning that the final 7 years of Satan’s war against mankind is very near, and it may well begin September 23, 2017, just seven months away. Whether these warnings are predicting exact dates or just alerting us to soon coming events, one thing should be clear – the time is short. Continue reading