Though the Followers of Jesus Christ Receive Eternal Salvation, All is NOT Sweetness and Light Until That Blessed Day

LIGHT

The followers of Jesus Christ are PROMISED eternal life with the Father and the Son through God’s great mercy and their belief on His Son, Jesus Christ.

“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”
–John 10:28

YET, those same men who have achieved eternal salvation KNOW that all will NOT be sweetness and life until that day they are awarded eternal life.

God’s Word PROMISES them that they will have their share of affliction and suffering UNTIL that blessed day when they are pronounced safe for all time.

“But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”
–1PETER 5:10

Followers of Jesus Christ are PROMISED every type of affliction.

From the physical (persecution):

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

to the mental affliction of KNOWING there is NO escape from their affliction (tribulation).

“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

HOWEVER, there is several notions which sustain the followers of Jesus Christ during times of trouble and tribulation.

ONE is that IF a person suffers physical suffering for the name of Jesus, he has CEASED to sin.

“Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin”
–1PETER 4:1

IN FACT, the followers of Jesus Christ KNOW that they have ONE item of value to give for their LORD: their lives.

“And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
–Revelation 12:10-11

Perhaps God rewards those who pay the ultimate price for their salvation?

Perhaps God is rewarding the one suffering physical suffering the ULTIMATE REWARD for ‘walking the walk’?

At any rate, the committed follower of Jesus Christ is prepared for those days of suffering one must go through before receiving eternal life.

IS the reader prepared to give up his life for Jesus Christ?

IF the answer is NO, then the reader is not a follower of Jesus.

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE 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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

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

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  May 4, 2022.]

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Hard Times Are Coming

HARD TIMES

God’s Word warns that hard times are coming.

Hard times are coming for those who disregard God’s Word.

“Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.”
–Isaiah 13:9

But hard times are coming for EVERYONE, no matter whether they follow Jesus Christ or not.

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.”
–2TIMOTHY 3:1

The last days are a time when God avenges ALL afflictions and sufferings doled out to His followers by other men.

“For this is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for the Lord GOD of hosts hath a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.”
–Jeremiah 46:10

While God will avenge Himself of His enemies, believers will suffer hurt and harm at the hands of other, wicked and foolish men during this time.

“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?  And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.”
–Revelation 6:9-11

BUT, through all of the chaos and confusion and calamity, followers of God and His Son, Jesus Christ have ONE resource which is denied to all others.

“And the covenant that I have made with you ye shall not forget; neither shall ye fear other gods. But the LORD your God ye shall fear; and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.”
–2KINGS 17:38-39

Even the world–which is full of the brave words of men who disdain God Almighty–can see that hard times are coming.

And so, man (believer and UNbeliever alike) will wait for the last days when God judgment fills the air.

The wicked have God to thank for their discomfort; the righteous have other, wicked men to thank for their’s.

Again, hard times are coming.

Hard times are a certainty.

There doesn’t seem to be much disagreement on whether or not hard times are coming.

The BIG POINT of disagreement on the topic appears to be what man can best do to survive those hard times–IF man is able to survive at all.

A MINOR POINT of disagreement on the topic appears to be WHEN the hard times will get underway in earnest.

A choice MUST be made: the reader can EITHER trust God–in whom many do NOT believe–or trust man (other men or himself).

“Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.”
–Psalm 146:3

“Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.”
–Psalm 40:4

“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”
–Psalm 118:8

“The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.”
–Proverbs 29:25

Has the reader made any preparations for those coming hard times?

DOES the reader believe that hard times are coming?

WHY or WHY NOT?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE 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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

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

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 6-8, 2022]

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In the End Times, Man Believes He is the Star of His Own Show

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EVERYBODY wants to be a STAR!

Regardless of the temporary discomfort some think they may experience, many men believe that MAN–not God the Creator, not Jesus Christ the LORD, not even Satan the Deceiver or his man of sin–is the STAR of the show we call the “end times.”

Many who dwell upon the earth believe this to be because so many are DECEIVED by Satan–and the deceived will believe about ANY lie they are told by Satan OR the world (which is anxious to do Satan’s bidding).

“And the great dragon…that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world”
–Revelation 12:9

In Man’s telling, MAN is the STAR.

1- MAN populates the armies which lose to Jesus Christ at Armageddon.

“And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse [Jesus Christ], and against his army.”
–Revelation 19:19

2- MAN provides the government which the man of sin rides to worldwide domination–for three-and-one-half-years.

“Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”
–Daniel 7:23-25

3- It is MAN who populates the earth and dwells upon it. Therefore, it is MAN who gives his worship to whom he will–and this includes worshiping Satan and Satan’s beasts.

“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
–Revelation 13:8

Because of the preceding (and more), MAN mistakenly believes he is the STAR of the end times.

In order to herd the deceived to where the men controlled by Satan want them to go, a variety of lies and stories are told to end times man until those poor, deceived souls actually believe those lies and stories.

One of the more egregious lies told end times man are those having to do with what is called “climate change.’ The fear and anxiety caused by those stories enable those who imagine themselves in control of God’s creation to herd frightened end times man to where he will unwittingly do Satan’s bidding.  Never mind that end times man COULD quite easily KNOW he is being lied to IF ONLY he would keep a weather journal of the local weather.  BUT, end times man is too busy and too deceived to do this and so, end times man lives with his extra few seconds saved and his belief in Satan’s lies intact.

Those who imagine that they control the earth will harm the earth in order to control it.

God says as much in His Word.

“And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.”
–Revelation 11:18

One reason God has His Son, Jesus Christ, return to earth during the end times is to JUDGE the mischief of man. God has appointed His Son, Jesus Christ, the warden of that JUDGMENT.

“Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”
–Acts 17:31

UNTIL that day when Jesus Christ returns, man will CONTINUE to tell the stories and lies of SATAN.

And a great many of those stories and lies have MAN as the star of that end times show.

DOES the reader have some second thoughts about the GREATNESS of MAN during the last days?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE 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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

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

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  May 4, 2022.]

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© 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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God’s Delight

DELIGHT

VERY occasionally, the various parts of a written piece will be RESEARCHED, ASSEMBLED, and READY-TO-GO–but there is some question in how to put those parts together into one coherent piece.

And so it was with this article.

The things that delight God and exactly HOW God passes the time eternal were ready to be published MORE THAN ONCE–but then, when it came time to put those pieces together IN ORDER, some reason or another always seemed to prevent them from being assembled in a way which would seem to ‘make sense.’

And so, Plan B was consulted and another piece usually seemed to replace the original about God’s delight.

BUT NOT TODAY.

First, a few words about how God passes eternity.

ETERNITY is NOT like whiling away a few moments before your doctor sees you: ETERNITY is FOREVER and EVER.

God ALWAYS has been–and so, God finds the things that endure; that LAST; to help Him ‘get through’ ETERNITY.

Man finds amusement in things which would NOT amuse an all-powerful, all-knowing God.

Man MANY TIMES finds amusement at the expense of others.

Man finds amusement in those things which are “here today, gone tomorrow.”

Rather than mere amusement, God finds DELIGHT in the things of His Creation.

God’s Word tells us what those things of delight are.

And so: here they are: the things which delight God ACCORDING TO HIS WORD.

“But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.”
–Jeremiah 9:24

IF there is a hierarchy to God’s Delight, then ‘lovingkindness,’ ‘judgment’ and ‘righteousness’ are probably at the top of that list.

BUT, there are OTHER things as well.

For instance, God delights in the OBEDIENCE of man.

“And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.”
–1SAMUEL 15:22

God delights in the prayer of His followers.

“The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.”
–Proverbs 15:8

God gets delight from all those who FEAR Him and whose hope is in His mercy.

“The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.”
–Psalm 147:11

“He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.”
–Psalm 247:10-11

God also delights in His people.

“For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.”
–Psalm 149:4

God takes delight in the ways of man; the UPRIGHT ways.

“They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.”
–Proverbs 11:20

Yes, OBVIOUSLY the LORD delights in big-ticket items (as expected), but He also finds delight in the SMALLEST of matters.

“A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.”
–Proverbs 11:1

“Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.”
–Proverbs 12:22

God rightly takes delight in the correction and teaching of man.

“For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.”
–Proverbs 3:12

Which is a GREAT reason for the reader NOT to despise the correction of a loving God.

And lastly, God takes GREAT DELIGHT in His ‘Beloved Son’ Jesus Christ.

“Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.”
–Isaiah 42:1-4

“While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.”
–Matthew 17:5-8

THESE are the things in which God delights.

Did ANY of them surprise the reader?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE 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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

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

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  May 2, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image: Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash.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.

Link Disclaimer: inclusion of links to other blogs/websites is not necessarily an endorsement of all content posted in those blogs/websites.

[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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