The End Times Are A Time of Judgment

JUDGE NOT: One of the favorite commandments of the apostate churches.

“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”
–Revelation 14:6-7

Some men wonder, “What are the end times about?”

And while the end times are about a great many things, the time is LARGELY a time of God’s judgment on His creation: on man and on the earth which is the the home of man.

God has MOSTLY deferred His judgment and His attending righteous wrath until the end times.

And so, the end times are a time of GREAT judgment.

“To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.”
–Deuteronomy 32:35

“Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”
–Romans 12:19

HOWEVER, if there is ONE THING that modern man HATES with a passion, it is the thought that someone else will be JUDGING him for his behaviors.

More than one modern man has indignantly asked, “Who are YOU to be judging ME?”

And so, it will be such modern men (almost all who dwell upon the earth) who will disbelieve all accounts of end times judgment, end times wrath and end times vengeance as God puts His creation into a FINAL order.

“Vengeance for WHAT?  I haven’t done anything–besides who are YOU to be judging ME?”

The end times are a time of ‘settling accounts’ and JUDGMENT.

The reader may wonder, “Is there a God?

EVENTUALLY, if the reader wonders if there is a God, he will be logically led to another question: “IF He exists, does that God have a right to judge His creation?”

Is the reader ready to be judged?

DOES the reader have any actions he considers to be ‘judge-able’?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: 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

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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 28, 2022.]

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Revenge Is For Losers

REVENGE

“Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.”
–Romans 12:17

God’s Word is MORE THAN CLEAR: man is NOT to revenge himself.

Jesus Himself echoed this thought when He walked this earth.

“But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.”
–Matthew 5:39

Jesus took the thought even further.

“And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.”
–Matthew 5:40-41

Jesus THEN explained why the believer should perform such un-manlike actions.

“Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”
–Matthew 5:43-48

BUT–in case the believer was beginning to think that his enemies hold all of the cards–God declares ONCE MORE that the believer should ‘roll with the punches.’

“If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”
–Romans 12:18

Just as the believer MAY have been having second thoughts, God declares His JUDGMENT and WHY the believer is NOT to concern himself with avenging himself.

“Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”

The believer KNOWS the answer to who is better at avenging: God or man?

It is God.

So let God do his judgment and avenging and let the believer do as he is instructed to do in God’s Word.

As far as man is concerned: “Revenge is for losers.”

ETERNALLY LOST and tormented losers.

HAS the reader been led to thoughts of how he might avenge the many wrongs he has suffered?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: 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

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

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End Times Projects

PROJECTS

Recently, the topic of ‘end times projects’ popped up in a discussion.

Well, the subject WAS mentioned–and almost as quickly, it was passed over for other, more-feasible topics.

BUT, even though not much that was helpful made it into that conversation, ‘end times topics’ stuck in the mind of one of those involved in the discussion.

The answer seems to lie in one of the definitions of ‘project.’

: a planned undertaking

So, an end times project would be a planned undertaking which involved what one should be doing during the end times.

Right?

AS IN ‘Find an end times command from God’s Word and construct a project around it.’

For example, an command from God’s Word for the end times or ANY TIME is ‘Preach the gospel.’

“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
–Mark 16:15

1st Corinthians is VERY CLEAR about preaching the gospel.

“For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!”
–1CORINTHIANS 9:16

The command to preach the gospel is not surprising to believers in God’s Word.

“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

The gospel SHOULD NOT work.

After all, it is saying to men what has been said countless times in countless different manners.

BUT, God Himself has put HIS POWER behind the words of the gospel.

And so, the gospel enjoys a reach and power far beyond its words.

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
-—1 CORINTHIANS 1:18-19

SO, what if the believer took the command to preach the gospel and built a project around it?

Such as making a list of all those folks who the believer knows and then, preaching the gospel to each and every one on that list?

Yes, yes, the believer may have already done this–in a haphazard way.

But, putting the folks on a LIST ensures that no one will be forgotten.

One’s project doesn’t have to be ambitious: it could be that it included preaching the gospel to one’s family members only. One could be the agent of eternal salvation to one’s family.  How important is that?

One’s project doesn’t have to acclaimed: it could be that those who make up the close circle around the believer are NOT well-known or infamous.

One’s project doesn’t even have to appear to be very successful: it could be that ALL apparently reject what has been told them.

But perhaps an end times project would get the reader started on thinking and DOING something valuable for the end times.

And the reader might not even know how successful until AFTER the end times have passed.

HAS the reader EVER thought of what he might do to prepare himself (and others) for the end times?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: 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

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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 29, 2022.]

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Why Does the Believer Warn Those Who Are Deceived And Who Do NOT Believe?

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It is a rare occasion INDEED whenever there is more than one topic to write about.

Today was one of those RARE occasions.

There was Thanksgiving (yesterday), Thanksgiving weekend (we’re in the midst of it), the MANY forms of demonic power which are displayed (but which are NOT attributed), the world provides NO resting places for end times believers, and so on and on and on…

As was already mentioned, this is a RARE occurrence to be sure.

So it was that the the subject of this piece was picked over all of the other possibilities.

Warning the unbelieving world is a never-ending-but-not-very-successful task–especially during the end times when the world has pretty much settled into its unbelieving, deceived ways.

So, IF the world is not open to hearing warnings of danger (and it’s not), why does the believer persist in doing it?

The NUMBER ONE REASON for warning a world which is NOT that interested in saving itself from the coming destruction is GOD COMMANDS IT.

And the end times are not a particularly good time for believers to be disobeying God.

“And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, ye shall even warn them that they trespass not against the LORD, and so wrath come upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and ye shall not trespass.
–2CHRONICLES 19:10

“Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.”
–Ezekiel 3:17-19

So, it’s VERY CLEAR that we’re to warn a world which does NOT particularly desire to be warned of its coming destruction.  This circumstance was also referred to in God’s Word.

“Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.”
–Jeremiah 6:17

The danger being warned about is two-fold: PHYSICAL danger and SPIRITUAL (eternal) danger.

God is VERY clear on the matter.

“And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.  I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.”
–Isaiah 13:11-13

A secondary reason is that, as faithful agents of a LOVING Creator, we are to do our very best to carry out the wishes of our Creator.

God does NOT want any man to fall into the eternal torments of hell.

“I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.”
–Luke 15:7

“Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live? When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die. Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. ecause he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.”
–Ezekiel 18:23,26-28

Because God loves His creation so, then shouldn’t we do the same?

Additionally, the believer should NOT want anyone to suffer an ETERNITY of torment and suffering.

“The soul that sinneth, it shall die.”
–Ezekiel 18:20

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
–Revelation 21:8

All of the above (and more) are reasons for the believer to warn an unbelieving world of it coming destruction–EVEN IF that world does NOT want to be warned.

The believer realizes that he was once deceived (as is the world and those who live in it).  He KNOWS that he would STILL be deceived IF NOT FOR THE GREAT AND UNFATHOMABLE MERCY OF GOD.

And he would be paying a HEAVY eternal price for that being deceived.

And THAT is a FINAL reason for warning a world who mocks such warnings.

DOES the reader heed the warnings from God’s Word?

OR, does the reader believe they are just words?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: 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

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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 25-27, 2022.]

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The End Times Are A Time of DARKNESS: Both Physical and Spiritually

Make Sure the light that is in you isn't darkness

“Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?”
–Amos 5:20

IF one believes the Word of God, then one has to believe the end times are very dark, both spiritually and physically.

IF one does NOT believe the Word of God, then one has already descended into that darkness.

Woe!

God’s Word is NOT reticent about how the end times will be.

“Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light. As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.”
–Amos 5:18-19

Darkness will be one of the ways the reader will be able to ascertain that the day of the LORD is fast approaching. (‘The day of the LORD’ was what God’s Word often calls the day Jesus returns to earth.)

“Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. “–Joel 1-2

So, the time surrounding the return of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, to earth will be a time of darkness.

There are MANY indications this darkness is spiritual.  We will provide just one example.

“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? 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 13:4,8

How deceived do men have to be to worship Satan and his beasts instead of the CREATOR of ALL, God?

However, God’s Word is clear: the WHOLE WORLD will worship Satan (the dragon) EXCEPT for those whose names are written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundations of the world.

The spiritual darkness comes first.

Just in case ANYONE missed it, physical darkness–which signifies what happened previously: what has happened spiritually–comes later.

“The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.”
–Zephaniah 1:14-16

Do NOT mistake the physical darkness of the end times for a strange bit of unusual weather!

The end times are a time of GREAT darkness.

IS the reader prepared to face a time of darkness?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: 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

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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 14, 2022.]

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–with Mondo Frazier

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TRIBULATION: Believers Will Suffer Tribulation BEFORE Any End Times Physical Harm Befalls Them

TRIBULATION COMING FOR BELIEVERS!

“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 14:23

Whether the notion has made an impression on the reader or not, it is the BELIEVER who will suffer from the period of TRIBULATION written in God’s Word.

ALL believers will face 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

So, TRIBULATION is a necessary hard time believers must deal with during the last days.

Once, websites which addressed God’s Word, taught that ‘tribulation’ came from the Hebrew word which meant ‘a narrow or constricting place.’ ‘Tribulation’ therefore carried the meaning of ‘no escape’ OR ‘no way out of this.’

TRIBULATION was NOT necessarily PHYSICAL PERSECUTION–TRIBULATION was PRIMARILY the mental anguish of knowing one was in a circumstance of no escape. BUT believers were taught that God and Jesus Christ would help them deal with TRIBULATION.

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One woman was convinced that ‘tribulation’ meant she was going to get her head cut off.  NOW, the woman may lose her head, but it is not due to ‘tribulation.’

TRIBULATION is that feeling that one gets when one KNOWS there is ‘no escape’ from coming difficulties.

TRIBULATION is that feeling that bad times are coming and there is nothing the believer can do to avoid them.

Along with the believer’s promise FROM GOD that there the believer will be given a peace ‘which passeth all understanding,’ there is the uneasiness of the believer–which makes an appearance from time to time (who KNOWS that the gathering storm is coming)–much of it caused by TRIBULATION.

“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
–Philippians 4:7

So, before any period of PHYSICAL harm will be MONTHS (or longer) of MENTAL apprehensiveness–caused by TRIBULATION.

And lest the believer mistakenly believe that he will somehow escape the TRIBULATION of the end times, Acts 14:23 is there to remind him that his entry into the kingdom of God requires ‘MUCH TRIBULATION.’

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DOES the reader believe he will suffer from tribulation?

WHY or why not?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: 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

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A Thief in the Night

Agents of CHAOS!

In more than one instance, Jesus Christ described His coming back to earth in terms which could be understood by even the most unlearned in the audience.

This term was ALSO employed by others who reached out to even the most unlearned of men.

“For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.”
–1THESSALONIANS 5:2

“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”
–2PETER 3:10

As mentioned previously, Jesus Himself used this descriptive term (‘a thief in the night’) to describe His second coming to the earth.

“But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”
–Matthew 24:43-44

“Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.”
–Revelation 3:3

“Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.”
–Revelation 16:15

It becomes CRYSTAL CLEAR to the reader that Jesus was referring to the suddenness; the unexpectedness of His coming.

His coming (like a ‘thief in the night’) would snare the unwary of all who would NOT ‘watch’ for His return.

“And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
–Mark 13:37

In his Second Epistle–after repeating this descriptive warning (originally used by Jesus Himself)–the apostle Peter then delivers his own warning.

“Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?”

The apostle Peter THEN lays out why all of this burning up of the first heaven and first earth by God MUST occur.

“Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.”
–2PETER 3:13

Though Jesus issued dozens of warnings (and God’s Word contains dozens more), His return will be seen as ‘SUDDEN’–particularly by the wicked, evil and foolish who will NOT be watching for His earthly return.

When Jesus Christ makes His return to earth, He will come quickly on the unwary.

Just like a “thief in the night.”

WILL the reader be surprised at the suddenness of Jesus’ reappearance?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: 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?

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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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 28-30, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
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