What Did I Ever Do To You?

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In the world in which we live, there are believers (a few) and non-believers (the vast majority).

This is pointed out in order to address the very different reactions to the discomfort suffered by both at the hands of the world.

When a worldly worker of iniquity turns on a BELIEVER, the believer already KNOWS that the world will come after him.

For no reason–other than the believer is a true follower of Jesus Christ.

“I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.”
–John 17:14

The believer also knows that the world will persecute him.

“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”
–2TIMOTHY 3:12

The Christian KNOWS that believers should expect the persecution of the world.

In addition, when the believer suffer tribulation, the believers KNOWS that tribulation is promised to all those whose goal is heaven.

“Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.”
–Acts 14:22

The Christian KNOWS he should, as long as he is in this world, expect tribulation.

When the believer suffers at the hands of a family member, the believer KNOWS that this was foretold a few thousand years ago by Jesus Christ Himself.

“And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.”
–Matthew 10:36

So, when the times get tough, the Christian KNOWS this is what he chose when he became a Christian. The outrageous actions of the world and the workers of iniquity is the price to be paid for an eternity of joy.

When the world turns on a NON-BELIEVER, the reaction is most often much different.

“What did I ever do to you?”

When those who have placed their faith in the things of the world become targets of the world, they are, many times, indignant.

“What did I ever do to you?”

Because they have placed all their eggs in one basket, so to speak, the worldly are shocked to find that the world is treating them badly.

The world needs no reason to treat the people who live in it badly.

It doesn’t matter if those people are believers or non-believers.

The only thing that is likely different between the two groups is the expectations and reactions to being treated badly by the world.

MORE: Persecution, Tribulation, Troubles, Trials: What the Bible says to Christians

HAS the reader experienced the hatred, persecution or tribulation of the world because the reader is a follower of Jesus Christ?

DOES the reader believe that such “misfortunes” happen to ALL men–not just true Christians?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“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.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: July 23, 2019.]

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–with Mondo Frazier

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Do Not Envy the Wicked

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“Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.”
–Proverbs 24:1

One of the most frequent of warnings in God’s Word has to do with NOT envying the wicked or evil man.

“Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.”
–Psalm 37:1

“Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.”
–Proverbs 3:31

“Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.”
–Proverbs 23:17

Yes, the righteous are warned NOT to be envious of the prosperity of the wicked.

Yet, the wicked often point to their prosperity as a sort of “proof” that they are clever, smart and walking the right path.

However, MANY TIMES the world often does NOT see the woes and afflictions of the wicked.  The wicked have a stake in keeping their torments out of sight AND the world has its own reasons for making the lives of evil men appear as if they are filled with gladness and joy.

What does God’s Word say about the ultimate destiny of the wicked?

“When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever”
–Psalm 92:7

“Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth, That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?
–Job 20:4-5

“Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.”
–Psalm 37:1-2

Nobody knows the troubles I’ve seen might be the motto of the wicked–despite their public appearance of prosperity, ease and comfort.

SO: do not envy the prosperity of the wicked.

Those fleeting moments of worldly prosperity are likely the only things the wicked will have to show for an eternity of sorrow and torment.

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DOES the reader wonder about the torments and afflictions–often unseen and out of sight–of the rich and celebrated?

DOES the reader wish he had the money and/or other benefits of the rich and celebrated?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“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.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: July 22, 2019.]

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Horrors!

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Something the erudite reader may want to remember for future reference.

In the HORROR genre–whether one is referring to movies, TV shows, computer games or books–every interaction between man and a non-human entity is demonic.

This is also true of the various media which focus on the super hero (and ANY who claim to have super powers), whether it is comic books, graphic novels, video games or movies/TV productions.

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WILL the reader remember this little reminder?

CAN the reader speculate as to why this reminder may be important?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“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.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: July 22, 2019.]

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Symbols and Signs of Rebellion in a Land of Rebellion

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“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.”
–1SAMUEL 15:23

A great way to know that we are in the last days is the total ubiquity of occult symbols in almost every aspect of modern life.

Whether it is occult hand signs flashed by the wolves in the pulpits and celebrities every chance they get on TV OR the dragon sign of 666, occult symbols and signs are everywhere in the modern culture.

One sign of the times in which we now live: the appearing of 666 seemingly everywhere in popular culture.

It is in popular movies.

In popular TV series.

On the Internet.

In the logos of many large, well-known corporations.

666 has for years figured prominently in the promotion of many rock music, rock bands and entire genres of such music.

But 666 has become mainstream:  even featured in the advertising of many highly-promoted every day products.

It is woven into many of the mass-produced daily goods which adorn households everywhere: napkin holders, decorative wall-coverings, candle holders, picture frames, and especially in many types of decorative motifs and backgrounds.
The Ubiquity of 666

These occult symbols are signs of allegiance–as well as methods of accessing the parlor tricks of evil spirits (demons).

Because they show allegiance to the enemies of God and His Son, Jesus Christ, such occult symbols are signs of rebellion against the kingdom of heaven.

Which makes them a good fit for a land which was born of rebellion and which prizes rebellion, revolution and revolt above almost any other value.

In fact, the United States has always taken pride (another sin) in its history of rebellion.

MORE:  USA: Revolt, Rebellion or Abandoned by God?

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There are some who believe that the USA was at one time a “Christian nation.”

The United States was NEVER a Christian nation.  The USA WAS designed to look like a Christian nation–as long as one did not look too closely.

The United States was founded on rebellion against the civil authorities.  Rebellion, revolution and revolt against the “higher powers” is a grievous sin against God.

Rebellion, revolution and revolt against the government is rebellion against God.

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.”
–Romans 13:1-2

“Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.”
–1PETER 2:13-14

“By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.”
–Proverbs 8:15-16

Signs and symbols of rebellion are almost everywhere in public in a land which values rebellion.

And so, the reward of rebellion is what the citizens of that land shall have.

“An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.”
–Proverbs 17:11

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DOES the reader believe that “tyranny” demands rebellion?

WHY then does the reader place more emphasis on what the USA’s “founding fathers” have to say than what God’s Word has to say?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“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.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: July 22, 2019.]

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by Jeremiah James
–with Mondo Frazier

image: Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay.com

© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-19. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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[NOTE: The following articles are from a service. We neither endorse nor at times have much control over them–although we do, of course, enjoy articles originating from this website on this service. Some articles illustrate points made in ETPR articles; some are merely for the reader’s edification or education.

ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

RE: our link disclaimer: there are links, from time-to-time which appear on this site which we neither approve nor endorse. The frequency of these types of links will no doubt grow worse. All effort is made to remove such links when we become aware of them.]

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