“And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
Believers are repeatedly commanded to watch.
This is particularly true of believers living in the end times.
For what are believers to watch?
The signs which precede the return of Jesus Christ. That would be the signs in the Bible, NOT the signs which are taught in the churches, in the popular antichrist media and entertainment.
to those who watch, the return of Jesus shall come as no surprise. To all others who dwell upon the earth, His return will come as a thief in the night.
“For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.”
However, this simple commandment to watch goes largely unheeded–especially by those who inhabit those building we call the churches. So many people believe that they are watching IF they have outsourced their watching to wolves, seducers and ministers of Satan who masquerade as ministers of righteousness.
It was to those who slumber through their lives and trusted other to watch that Jesus addressed his second great commandment of the end times.
“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.”
Watching and taking heed not to be deceived go hand-in-hand.
Perhaps that’s why both are so universally ignored–which is very tragic.
No man who has a sincere desire to avoid deception will ultimately be deceived.
EVERY man who adopts a cavalier attitude toward being deceived WILL suffer both the earthly and eternal consequences of that attitude.
“Let no man deceive you.”
“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.”
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
—2 Corinthians 4:3
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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 23, 2016. ]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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