The Bible- the Story of God and of Man
The Holy Bible is a story about God and about us. Since God knows the end from the beginning and is in total control, everything is already History to God. The Bible is His Story, about God and what His plans are for us! The Bible reveals everything that we need to know about God and His plan for us. Man is the central character in the Bible. Like every story, the Bible tells us how everything began and how everything will end.
The Bible can be described in one sentence as ‘God’s dealing with man’s generation, degeneration, and regeneration’. From the books of Genesis to Revelation, the Bible reveals God’s dealing with mankind for only 7000 years. From Adam and Eve to us, nearly 6000 years have transpired, and another 1000 years are coming when Jesus Christ will reign supreme on earth Re20:6. After that, God has another plan not yet revealed- the DEEP THINGS for all those that love Him, for the eons of time to come in the endless eternity forever Re1:6.
The apostle Paul was the 1st person given to know the ‘revelation of the mystery (of God) kept secret since the world began’ Ro16:25. Paul said ‘But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, THE THINGS WHICH GOD HATH PREPARED FOR THEM THAT LOVE HIM. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the DEEP THINGS OF GOD’ 1Co2:9.10. God revealed to Paul what awaits those who truly love Him. God has many things to reveal, some very difficult to understand, but made clear by His Spirit to bless all those who really love Him.
We will now look into the story of God and how it relates to us today, those who are living in this terminal generation of a coming worldwide economic collapse, nuclear holocausts, great natural disasters, widespread droughts, famines and pestilence before Jesus returns to establish His millennial kingdom to bring forth ‘righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost’ on earth Ro14:17. We will look at who God is, what happened in time, and God’s Endtime plan for us.
God is Eternal- Without Beginning or Ending
The Bible reveals that God is eternal, a self-existing Being, without beginning or ending, who is, was, and who will always be Re1:4. God created all things Jn1:2, and is in control of everything- the heavens, the earth, and the universe. All things exist for His glory, honor, power, and for His pleasure Re4:11. God is Almighty, All-knowing, and Everywhere- Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent. God is Love, Good, Holy, Just, Merciful, and a Miracle Maker- our Saviour, Baptizer, Deliverer, Healer, our Helper. God is also a Jealous God, a God of judgment and wrath!
The Bible’s Two Beginnings- the Very Beginning and the Near Beginning
There are two beginnings in the Bible- the VERY BEGINNING Jn1:1, and the NEAR BEGINNING Ge1:1; not of God, but of time and of creation. God always was. By revelation of the Holy Spirit, the apostle John wrote ‘In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with God, and the WORD WAS GOD. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made’ Jn1:1-3. This was the VERY BEGINNING, when only the WORD and GOD existed; before time and anything was, before the WORD created everything; before the creation of the universe and the angels.
Then there is the NEAR BEGINNING Ge1:1; the beginning of creation, when God created the heavens, earth, and man. While some scientists place the age of the universe at 14 billion years and the earth at 4.5 billion years, there are a few who subscribe to a ‘young earth theory’ that the earth was created in six literal days, and is no older than 6000 years old. From scientific methods and archaeological digs, planet earth may have been here very long, though Adam and Eve came upon the scene just 6000 years ago. There may have been past civilizations, but all the characters in the Bible are the descendants of Adam and Eve.
Two Historical Great Falls of Mankind
Most everyone knows the story of what happened in the Garden of Eden, how Adam and Eve being tempted by the serpent Ge3:1, fell into sin and brought death into the world. This is the 1st great fall of mankind whereby man was now destined for death and hell! Ro5:12 states ‘by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned’. Heb9:27 declares ‘..it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment’. God knowing everything, not only knew that Adam and Eve would sin, but He had to come to earth as Jesus Christ to die for our sins, to save us from hell and eternal damnation. Ro5:8,9 tell ‘But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him’.
This was all in God’s plan; to come to earth to reveal Himself, to be an example for us, and to shed His own blood to die to save us from our sins. Jn3:16,17 state ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved’. The 2nd great fall of mankind occurred about 1300 years after the 1st fall, when God destroyed everyone on the earth with a terrible flood because of great wickedness Ge6:5, except for Noah and his family. A 3rd great fall of mankind is expected soon as prophesied by the apostle Peter 2Pe3:10!
God’s Intervention- To Redeem Fallen Man
God came to earth in the person of Jesus Christ to save and to restore us. Jesus came to do the will of the Father and to finish His work Jn4:34. Jesus came to redeem us from sin, sickness, death and hell. Jesus came to save us from our sins Mt1:21; to save sinners 1Ti1:15. Jesus came to ‘destroy the works of the devil’ 1Jn3:8. Jesus was made a sacrifice for sin He9:26; ‘the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world’ Jn1:29. By His suffering, death and resurrection, Jesus fulfilled God’s plan and purpose for mankind.
Jesus came to establish the kingdom of God on earth Mk1:15. Jesus came that we may have life, and have it more abundantly Jn10:10. Jesus came to abolish death 2Ti1:10. ‘Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ’ Jn1:17; and His truth shall make us free Jn8:32,36. Jesus came to give us eternal life Jn3:15. Jesus said ‘No man cometh to the Father, but by me’ Jn14:6. As believers and followers, we are complete in Jesus Christ. Jesus is our Saviour, Baptizer, Healer, Deliverer, Provider, our Glory, and our God! Life is all about Jesus, what He has already done for us!
Jesus Christ- The Great God and Our Saviour
The Bible called Jesus ‘..the Great God and Our Saviour Jesus Christ’ Tit2:13. God was manifested in the flesh in the person of Jesus Christ. The apostle John wrote ‘the WORD WAS GOD.. and the WORD was made flesh and dwelt among us’ Jn1:1,14. In Re19:13 Jesus is called ‘the WORD OF GOD’. Jesus is ‘Emmanuel.. GOD WITH US’ Mt1:23. JESUS means ‘he shall save his people from their sins’ Mt1:21.
Jesus is the only person that foretold of His own brutal death and be raised up alive again on the third day Mt16:21. The apostle Paul stated ‘(Jesus) who being in the FORM OF GOD, thought it not robbery to be EQUAL WITH GOD: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross’ Php2:6,7.
Paul said Jesus is ‘the IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD.. For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him’ Co1:15,16. Jesus is ‘..the KING ETERNAL, IMMORTAL, INVISIBLE, the ONLY WISE GOD, be honour and glory for ever and ever’ 1Ti1:17.
Isaiah, 700 years before Jesus, wrote ‘For unto us a child is born, unto us a SON is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his NAME shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, The Prince of Peace’ Is9:6. Paul continued saying Jesus is ‘the brightness of (God’s) glory, and the express image of (God’s) person, and upholding all things by the word of his power..’ Heb1:3. Paul said there is no glory of God brighter than Jesus Himself, and no greater expression of God’s image than Jesus Christ! The simple reason is that Jesus Christ is the Great God!
This is the ‘mystery of Christ’ Ep3:4 regarding Jesus and the Father. Jesus said ‘I and my Father are one’ Jn10:30. Jesus declared ‘..ye believe in God, BELIEVE ALSO IN ME.. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth YE KNOW HIM, AND HAVE SEEN HIM’ Jn14:1,7. Jesus put Himself equal with the Father, telling His disciples to also believe in Him. Jesus said if you know Him, you should have known the Father also. And by seeing Him, you have seen the Father. All the attributes used above to describe Jesus, refers to Him as GOD- the WORD OF GOD, GOD WITH US, THE FORM OF GOD, EQUAL WITH GOD, THE IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD, THE KING ETERNAL, IMMORTAL, INVISIBLE, THE ONLY WISE GOD, THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, etc..
Satan’s Role in God’s Plan of Life
The Bible tells that we have an adversary that seeks to ‘to steal, and to kill, and to destroy’ Jn10:10, to take everyone into eternal damnation. The apostle Peter wrote ‘Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the Devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour’ 1Pe 5:8. This adversary is known by several names- Lucifer Is14:12, the great dragon, the serpent, the Devil, and Satan Re12:9. Satan can also transform himself into an ‘angel of light’ 2Co11:14. Satan was in the garden of Eden with Adam and Eve, causing them to sin by deceiving them to eat of the forbidden fruit Ge2:17. Lucifer was once a supreme leader ‘the anointed cherub that covereth‘ Ez28:14, leading the heavenly host in worship to God Almighty, but Lucifer and a third of the angels rebelled and were cast down to earth Re12:4.
Jesus said ‘I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven’ Lk10:18. God not only knew that Satan would cause Adam and Eve to fall, but also that He had to come to earth as Jesus to die for our sins to save us. However, consider this: If Adam and Eve did not sin, we would not have a need for a Saviour. Jesus would not have had to come, and there would not be a need for a Bible to learn about God, Jesus Christ, and God’s plan for us. But all of this happened because Satan, a fallen angel, was used to bring forth God’s plan and purpose to earth. Since the beginning of mankind, God has used Satan to test every living person whether we will either choose God or the Devil, good or evil, eternal life or death, heaven or hell! (See Jesus’ temptation in the Wilderness Mt4:1-11.)
God’s Endgame of Life- Why is it Important to Us?
Once born, everyone must participate in God’s Endgame of Life. Also, unless one is taken out alive in the Rapture Jn14:3, the only way out of God’s game is physical death. He9:27 states ‘And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment’. Of the billions of people living since Adam and Eve, everyone is a participant in God’s Endgame of Life. Everyone is thrust into God’s Endgame of Life, and must play by the rules of this game. No one is exempt, and even nations are also unwitting players in God’s Endgame, especially in these last days.
From the beginning of time, God knew that man would degenerate into gross wickedness, immorality, greed, violence, and corruption, and that we would need a Saviour to save us from hell. Thus, in God’s Endgame of Life, while we are yet living, we must decide where we want to spend eternity, in heaven or in hell, the Lake of Fire; heaven if we accept Jesus Christ as our Saviour, or hell, if we reject Him! John the Baptist warned ‘He that believeth on the Son hath EVERLASTING LIFE: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the WRATH OF GOD abideth on him’ Jn3:36. Paul wrote ‘the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord’ Ro6:23; ‘For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved’ Ro10:13.
The 3rd great fall of mankind will soon culminate in cataclysmic judgments, chaos, and a great war when Jesus shall wrest the kingdoms of this world from Satan and his minions Re11:15. Jesus will then establish His millennial kingdom here on earth. This is God’s Endgame of Life and we are all players in this game!
The Holy Spirit Role in Fulfilling God’s Plan
The Holy Spirit aka the Holy Ghost has a great role in the last days. It is to prepare believers for the coming Rapture, by perfecting them and conforming them to the image of Christ Ep4:13, 2Co3:18. God sent Jesus Christ to save us from our sins. Then after Jesus returned to heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to complete God’s plan for us! Jesus said ‘My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work’ Jn4:34. Since the work was not yet finished on earth, Jesus came back to earth in the person of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said ‘I will not leave you comfortless, I WILL COME TO YOU’ Jn14:18; ‘..It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the COMFORTER will not come unto you; but if I depart, I WILL SEND HIM UNTO YOU’ Jn16:7. Jesus came to us in the person of the Holy Spirit, just as God came to us in the person of Jesus! After being raised from the dead, Jesus ‘was made a quickening Spirit’ 1Co15:45. Jesus said ‘..as the Father raiseth up the dead; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will’ Jn5:21.
The Comforter is the Holy Ghost Jn14:26..‘the Spirit of Truth’ Jn15:26. As we approach the end of God’s 6000-year plan for mankind since Adam and Eve, the Holy Spirit now abides in all those who are baptized with the Holy Ghost Jn1:33, to finish God’s work on earth. Before leaving his disciples, Jesus said ‘ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence; ..ye shall receive Power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea.. and unto the uttermost part of the earth’ Ac1:5,8. After being raised from the dead, Jesus ‘was made a quickening Spirit’ 1Co15:45. Jesus said ‘..as the Father raiseth up the dead; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will’ Jn5:21. Paul wrote ‘But if the Spirit of (God) that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, (God) that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you’ Ro8:11. The Holy Spirit’s job is to quicken our mortal bodies to meet Jesus in the air and to take us to heaven in the Rapture 1Th4:16,17.
God’s Eternal Purpose in Christ Jesus Our Lord- SONSHIP
God has an eternal purpose in Christ Jesus Ep3:11- SONSHIP! God came to earth so that He could have more sons and daughters like Jesus Christ. By His coming, Jesus left us an example to follow Him. Paul wrote ‘it became God.. in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation (Jesus) perfect through sufferings’ Heb2:10; ’for whom God did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conform- ed to the IMAGE OF HIS SON, that (JESUS) might be the firstborn of many brethren. Moreover whom God did predestinate, them he also called.. he justified, them he also GLORIFIED’ Ro8:29,30. Paul said God will ‘change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body’ Php 3:21.
It was God’s desire before world began to have more sons and daughters like Jesus Christ Ep1:4,5. Thus, Jesus had to come to earth to reveal Himself. God jumpstarted His plan when Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, and now after 6000 years, God’s plan for man is nearly completed. John wrote ‘Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us that we should be called the SONS of GOD.. when (Jesus) shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as he is pure’ 1Jn3:1-3. Jesus then said ‘He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son’ Re21:7. The Bible is the Story of God and of Man- what God wants to do for us. God wants to make us like Jesus Christ, to glorify us and give us everything that He has!
AGENDA 21- EARTH’S SUSTAINABILITY AND DEPOPULATION
All governments and kingdoms must have rules or laws to remain viable. Without rules or laws, it is anarchy. Also rules or laws without any consequences are just plain good advice. There is a coming New World Order of control, containment, confiscation, martial law and a police state. There will be definite rules and laws that will dictate our daily lives, our every movement, what we must do and follow, based on the foundational principles developed in the Agenda 21 of the UN Initiative in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Agenda 21, masterminded in 1992, laid the groundwork and scope of the New World Order. The ‘21’ in Agenda 21 refers to this present 21st Century. What America is experiencing today is moving us from the planning to the implementation stage of the New World Order- the present thrust coming from the Executive branch of the US Gov’t who is bringing about dramatic changes in the shape and form of leadership and the kind of society that will emerge as described in Agenda 21.
Agenda 21 deals with Earth’s Sustainability and Depopulation in the New World Order which will soon emerge when our present world order collapses due to extreme sovereign debts, economic depression, wars, great natural disasters, famines, diminishing earth resources and overpopulation. Agenda 21, an action agenda for the UN, will include other multilateral organizations and individual governments around the world that will be executed at local, national, and global levels.
A strong protagonist of the New World Order, Pres. George H. W. Bush, gave a speech ‘Toward a New World Order’ before Congress in Sep 11, 1990 (ironically the same day, but 11 years earlier of the planned attack and collapse of the iconic World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City in 2001). Bush also delivered a keynote speech on the Agenda 21 Rio De Janeiro UN initiative in 1992 and signed the document on behalf of the US, along with the 178 nations attending the Rio Earth Summit. By signing, each nation pledged to adopt the goals of Agenda 21. In 1995, Pres. Bill Clinton, in compliance with Agenda 21, signed Executive Order #12858- Deficit Reduction Fund to create the President’s Council on Sustainable Development in order to ‘harmonize US environmental policy with UN directives as outlined in Agenda 21’.
What is Agenda 21? A New World Order of Oneness- All United in 1
Agenda 21 is an action plan to be implemented for Planet Earth which calls for specific changes in the activities and lifestyles of all people, due to earth’s diminishing resources and exploding world population resulting in ‘a worsening of poverty, hunger, ill health and illiteracy, and the continuing deterioration of the ecosystems on which we depend for our well-being. It is a profound reorientation of every human on earth, unlike anything the world has ever experienced, based on the fact that continued present economic development as we know it is unsustainable. Sustainable development, therefore is a program of action for local and global economic reforms- a program that has yet to be fully defined.. No one fully understands how or even, if, sustainable development can be achieved.. there is growing consensus that it must be accomplished at the local level if it is ever to be achieved on a global basis’- Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives 1996.
Agenda 21 is an imperfect and deceptive plan to save humanity, but will instead subjugate and destroy us. Upon initial examination or cursory review, Agenda 21 may appear harmless as a piece of literature that describes a unique Utopian society to come. But careful study and reflections on what has happened in the past 20 years will show that we have been moving in the direction of the New World Order for some time now. The basic concept is Oneness- One-1, all United in 1, a New World Order of a One World Gov’t, 1 World in every way, controlled by 1 overall Authority; 1 people, 1 all inclusive way of life which is all for 1, and 1 for all kind of thinking, eventually under 1 man’s rule- ‘the man of sin, the son of perdition’, the notorious Antichrist alluded to in 2Th2:3,4 and in Re13 of the Bible.
The New World Order is a monogynous society that is based on 1 philosophy or 1 set of morals that is all-inclusive of everyone despite ones race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sex orientation, etc. Thus, the US Supreme Court legalizing Same Sex Marriage on June 26, 2013 for example, was a major breakthrough and achievement toward New World Order goals of acceptance, civil rights, and freedom for all. So also will the current open borders immigration issue be one of welcoming of all into the World Community, vis-a-vis the New World Order.
In the field of education, certain phrases were coined that were introduced as precursors to the coming New World Order and Agenda 21. They were phased into the curriculum to pave the way in developing a new mindset for the future goals of society. As an example, the concepts of parents, family, and marriage are now being redefined. Agenda 21 will settle teacher’s and administration’s concerns and conflicts over the coming new ways in education such as standardization of curriculum, core curriculum, teacher’s evaluation, etc. Another example of controversy to be resolved is sex education for all children, a critical area where politicians, administrators, teachers and parents are being challenged to come to a meeting of minds to develop a program that will suit everyone on the students’ behalf.
The Scope of Agenda 21- Managing Earth’s Diminishing Resources
Agenda 21, New World Order, a One World Gov’t, a One World Economy, a One World Church, a One god for all, are all related in that, these are plans to control population and earth’s resources with programs and methods for man’s survival. New terminology is being coined with commonly heard expressions today emphasizing unity and control: inclusion and compliance; ethnic diversity and multi-cultural appreciation; acceptance and respect for differences; blended family with expanded definitions of what constitutes family, marriage, single parent vs unwed mother; civil rights and freedoms, etc.
Environmental terms such as green, sustainability, saving mother earth, organic/natural farming vs controlled GMO agriculture, global warming, carbon emission, eco-footprint are now in vogue. Illegitimate children, illegal vs unattended aliens, gays, homosexuals are negatives and nixed terms and considered politically incorrect speech. All that has been mentioned and more indicate that society today is in great flux, stretching and testing its limits and changing the complexion of life to determine what will be allowed or disallowed, and the enforcement by policing agencies, controls, and national laws that are taking place as this is written.
The Changing Face of the US Government
This can be seen in the dictatorial role of the Executive Branch through an excessive number of executive orders, ineptness and conflicts in the Legislative Branch that hinder effective gov’t, and the interference of the Judicial Branch in dictating, changing, and passing laws indiscriminately that have contributed to the unstable social and moral climate of our nation. Increasing gov’t control of land, water, food and natural resources have created uneasiness with regard to confiscation and unlawful seizure of property, many through claims of eminent domain.
A good example of Gov’t control of land was the recent April 2014 standoff with the Bundy Ranch in Nevada when the US Bureau of Land Management attempted to take cattle from Cliven Bundy for non-payment of grazing fee on disputed land. The Gov’t backed down amidst great adverse national publicity and patriotic uprising.
The militarization of police forces all across America with heavy armored vehicles, military armaments, tear-gas masks, and bullet-proof vests as evident in Ferguson, MO recently is a good example of the Gov’t’s preparation to quell anticipated major disorders dealing with race riots, food riots, looting, civil disturbance, terrorist attacks and the general uprising of the discontented and impoverished masses when the present order collapses. The Gov’t has already taken major steps to mitigate these anticipated problems.
In the health care sector in our overstressed hospitals, ‘death panels’ will determine who lives and receives care, and who won’t. Sterilization, biogenetics, vaccinations, abortions, end-of-life planning, and euthanasia will also be a big part of Agenda 21 in a broad-based depopulation program demanded by earth’s dwindling resources.
The Georgia Guidestones- Another Illuminati Footprint
The Georgia Guidestones is a granite monument unveiled in 1980 situated in Elbert County 100 miles east of Atlanta, Georgia. The gigantic mysterious Stonehenge-like monument is nearly 20 feet high, made up of 6 granite slabs, weighing 240,000 pounds. Though the sponsors of this behemoth desired anonymity, they left a message explaining the reasoning behind their rules. It lists 10 rules and ideals for an ‘Age of Reason’, the first being ‘Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature’. The world’s population then was about 5 billion and today, 7 billion.
‘The Guidestones describe the ideal world, as envisioned by an occult secret society. These guides touch upon subjects that are associated with the New World Order, including massive depopulation, a single world government, the introduction of a new type of spirituality, etc. The monument is therefore proof of an existing link between secret societies, the world elite, and the push for a New World Order‘. Like the enigmatic symbols and phrases on the reverse of every US$ Federal Reserve Note, the Georgia Guidestones monument is another giant Illuminati Footprint ‘hidden in plain sight’ proclaiming a New World Order, which is steadily advancing in the 21st century.
Christians and Agenda 21 of the New World Order
For Christians in the New World Order, their faith will be severely challenged, tested and redefined by new laws and pressure put on its leaders and pastors for compliance to Agenda 21. Being a Christian will not be popular. Jesus said ‘And ye shall be HATED of all men for my name’s sake: but he that ENDURETH TO THE END SHALL BE SAVED’ Mt10:22, and many shall be killed Mt24:9. True believers that adhere to Biblical truths will be fewer in number as Apostasy within the churches is taking its toll, given over to the rise of many new religions and spiritualities such as Chrislam, Dominionism, Kingdom Now, other cults, New Age philosophies; fueling escalating conflicts within their own religious denominations.
There will be a rise to a World philosophy of inclusivity that will separate and divide Christians into those who will follow God and His Word, and those who will follow man’s doctrines and dictates. While a few die-hard Bible teachers will remain for a time, they will be only a limited number of believers in the REMNANT of which Jesus spoke of in Mt7:14. Greater apostasy will occur with many Christians falling away into the Antichrist system and losing their salvation, as churches give ground to a Social Gospel only of brotherly love and false teachings, without repentance and salvation. There is only a small window of time available to speak the truth in love Ep4:15 in warning the body of Christ of the gross evil transformation that is happening.
The apostle Paul wrote ‘Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a FALLING AWAY FIRST, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped.. For the MYSTERY OF INIQUITY doth already work.. And then shall that WICKED be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of SATAN with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH, THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED 2Th2:3-11. Sadly, many will lose their salvation and perish in hell because they did not love the TRUTH of God’s Word!
Agenda 21- The Precursor To The Antichrist Beast System of Revelation 13
Agenda 21 is an action agenda to resolve the forthcoming worldwide problems of poverty, hunger, ill health and illiteracy, and the deterioration of the ecosystems in the 21st century. Since Agenda 21 is still in a formative stage, it is a precursor to that which will eventually evolve into the Antichrist beast system spoken of in the Bible. Revelation Chapter 13 metaphorically reveals the Antichrist as a beast rising out of the sea, with the name of blasphemy written on his heads v1. He will be given great power and authority by Satan v2. Satan, the dragon, will cause people to both worship him and the Antichrist v3,4. These will be all that dwell upon the earth ‘whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world’ v8.
The Antichrist will be so powerful and feared that no one would dare war against him v4. He will blaspheme God, and the name of Jesus Christ v6. The Antichrist will war against God’s people, the saints, and will overcome them. He will be an absolute ruler over the whole world- all kindreds, and tongues, and nations v7 for 42 months v5. He will have a partner, another beast v11, called the False Prophet Re16:13, and like the Antichrist, will also have great powers. The False Prophet will promote worship of the Antichrist v12, and will do great wonders, to call down fire from heaven v13, working deceiving miracles v14, and will make an image of the Antichrist and give life to it v15. Anyone not worshipping this image should be killed v15. By deception v14, the False Prophet will also cause all to receive the Mark of the Beast in their right hand, or in their foreheads v16, which is the number of a man, the Antichrist, the number 666 v18.
The Mark of the Beast system will be tied into the New World Order, in an electronic monetary system in a ‘cashless society’ v17, because all the major currencies of the world such as the US$, €, £, ¥, etc., will by then have collapsed and become worthless under extreme national debts! Without the Mark of the Beast, many will starve and die, not being able to buy or sell, make transactions, get access to their personal accounts, or receive their pay/pension checks- their social security and Gov’t entitlements. This identification mark may be an implanted RFID computer chip (radio frequency ID chips), with all one’s personal vital information stored in a chip the size of a grain of rice.
Former Sec. of State Henry Kissinger once said ‘Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world’. Add to this ‘Who controls education and the media, will control the minds of the future’! This is what Revelation 13 is all about control- control of people, food, energy, minds, education, and money under the Antichrist. To survive, one must take the Mark of the Beast Re13:16-18. But the Bible also states that any man who worships the Beast and his image, and takes his Mark, will suffer God’s wrath, and ‘be tormented with fire and brimstone.. forever’ Re14:9-11. Those believers refusing the Mark of the Beast will be beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the Word of God Re20:4.
God’s Agenda vs Agenda 21 of the New World Order
The antithesis of the Satanic Agenda 21 to save mankind is God’s Agenda. GOD’S AGENDA is the KINGDOM OF GOD message which Jesus delivered when He first began his ministry 2000 years ago. The Kingdom of God message is the most important message in the Bible. Jesus said ‘The time is fulfilled and the Kingdom Of God is at hand: REPENT YE, and BELIEVE THE GOSPEL’ Mk1:15. Jesus told us to pray ‘Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy KINGDOM come, thy WILL be done in earth as it is in heaven’ Mt6:11. Jesus said ‘..seek ye first the Kingdom Of God and his Righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you’ Mt6:33. Paul wrote ‘For the Kingdom Of God is not meat and drink; but Righteousness, and Peace, and Joy in the Holy Ghost’ Ro14:17.
God’s Agenda is to bring forth the Kingdom Of God on earth at end of this age, to replace man’s corrupt kingdom! After his resurrection from the dead, Jesus spent an extra 40 days on earth to proclaim God’s Kingdom. Ac1:3 tells ‘..being seen of them 40 days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God’. Jesus needed more time to teach and preach the Kingdom of God. Basically, the Kingdom of God message reveals Jesus’ coming Millennial Kingdom which will soon be established on earth for a 1000 years.
So where is this Kingdom Of God today that Jesus said was at hand, what Paul said it is, and where does one find it? Is it in Israel or somewhere else? The Kingdom of God can be found in only two places- in the Bible- the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and within us. When the religious Pharisees who hated Jesus, demanded when the Kingdom of God should come, Jesus said ‘the Kingdom of God cometh not with observation.. for behold the Kingdom of God is within you’ Lk17:20,21. It is nowhere to be found on earth for everywhere there is only corruption and violence. Is60:2 states ‘..the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people..’. Jesus said that before He returns to earth, there will be a REPEAT of the evil, corruption, and violence as was in the days of Noah Mt24:37, Ge6:11 when everyone perished in the Great Flood except Noah and his family.
We are now transitioning into that period of extreme lawlessness and rebellion of man against authority, while God takes a back seat to the functioning of morality and order in the world. Because of dire and desperate hardships, multitude will give assent to have their lives be directed by the dictates of Agenda 21. They will accept the New World Order and a world leader, the Antichrist to help them out of their great hardship, suffering and misery. But Agenda 21 is a futile plan because all man’s agendas as influenced by Satan are evil and imperfect.
God’s Agenda is PERFECT without the frailties and foibles and manipulative schemes of man based upon his greed and corrupt nature that is always self-serving. Thus, Jesus will return to do battle with the Antichrist and the False Prophet, and cast them both alive into the lake of fire Re19:20. Man will no longer frustrate God’s Agenda as the Kingdom of Jesus Christ will then come forth for all to see. The most important thing we need to know is that God is in control and His name (Jesus) will be magnified 1Ch17:24. He is the Almighty God that even the wind and the waves obey His voice and His enemies will be trampled upon. Ps 68:1 states ‘Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered’. God will always prevail, and His Kingdom will come and His Will will be done in earth, as it is in heaven Mt6:10. ‘Even so, come, Lord Jesus’ Re22:20. Amen!
AMERICA’S ROLE IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER
The NEW WORLD ORDER of change, control, and confiscation has already begun and has been in the making for many years. The New World Order is already transitioning in America with our old ways being phased out and the new ways phased in. Man’s undoings have brought us to the place we are at now, through his greed, corrupt ways, evil deeds, and acts of violence. America is now in a big mess spiritually, morally, emotionally, and financially.
We are headed toward a breakdown and chaos in society and a REPEAT of the DAYS OF NOAH Mt24:37 when corruption and violence reigned Ge6:11, and only a faithful remnant of few in number will be saved. We are reaping what we have sown because of rejecting God and His Word, going after strange gods, shedding innocent blood, abortion, wars, and murder of humans. Thus, we see the great inroad’s Satan has been making especially in recent days.
The NEW WORLD ORDER by its very name will not just involve America, but will engulf and enslave the whole WORLD, and everyone in it. However, America has a very prominent, historic, and key role in the formation of the New World Order. The seeds and roots of the New World Order were planted in the early beginnings of the new American Republic with her Declaration of Independence from Great Britain in 1776. It will spread like cancer throughout the world with the collapse of the US$ due to the extreme growth of the US National debt held by many foreign countries.
America is the WORLD GREATEST ECONOMIC AND SUPER POWER and the US$, the WORLD RESERVE CURRENCY, but it is also the WORLD GREATEST DEBTOR NATION. Because of our huge insurmountable debt is also held by many other nations, an imminent collapse of the US$ will plunge the entire world one day into the New World Order of a One World Government, One World Economy, One World Society, and a One World Religion controlled by the Antichrist in the Beast System as prophesied in Revelation chapter 13.
Re12:12 warns ‘Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the Devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time’ meaning the establishment of the satanic NEW WORLD ORDER is now being accelerated! The ANTICHRIST, the surrogate of SATAN, will soon rule in the POST-CHRISTIAN AMERICA and in the rest of the WORLD, subsequent to the collapse of the US$ and the US economy, introducing a CASHLESS SOCIETY and the MARK OF THE BEAST in the coming GREAT TRIBULATION Re13:16-18.
Early History of the New World Order Conspiracy- the ILLUMINATI
In 1798, our 1st president George Washington, received a letter of warning from a Christian pastor Rev. G.W. Snyder . Snyder wrote ‘It was some time since that a book fell into my hands entitled “PROOFS OF A CONSPIRACY by John Robison,” which gives a full account of a SOCIETY of FREEMASONS, that distinguishes itself by the name “of ILLUMINATI,” whose plan is to OVERTURN all government and all religion.. and who endeavour to eradicate every idea of a SUPREME BEING.. A thought suggested itself to me, that some of the LODGES in the United States might have caught the infection, and might cooperate with the ILLUMINATI.. They use the same expressions and are generally men of NO RELIGION. Upon serious reflection I was led to think that it might be within your power to prevent the horrid plan from corrupting the brethren of the English Lodge over which you preside’.
Washington, like many of our founding fathers, was a Mason, but not an ILLUMINATI! Before his death in 1799, George Washington read ‘Proofs of a Conspiracy’ and immediately expressed his belief to Rev. Snyder.. that the designs of the ILLUMINATI were already infecting our country. In his reply to Snyder, Washington stated a WARNING TO AMERICA: “It was NOT my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the ILLUMINATI.. had NOT spread in the United States. On the CONTRARY, no one is more truly satisfied of this fact than I am. The idea that I meant to convey, was, that I did not believe that the Lodges of Free Masons in this Country had, as Societies, endeavoured to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or pernicious principles of the latter (if they are susceptible of separation). That Individuals of them may have done it, or that the founder.. the Democratic Societies in the US, may have had these objects; and actually had a separation of the People from their Government in view, is TOO EVIDENT to be questioned.”
Here we see that the plans of the ILLUMINATI in America were for a godless One World Government aka the NEW WORLD ORDER, which is prominently and boldly printed, and proudly proclaimed on every US$ Federal Reserve Note as printed in 1935, about 80 years ago.
The ILLUMINATI- An Evil Cabal
The ILLUMINATI is a satanic cult founded by Adam Weishaupt on May 1, 1776 whose goals were to expunge the world of belief in Almighty God and Jesus Christ, to overthrow all gov’ts through financial deceits, and to bring forth an illumined godless society, under a One World Government, in a New World Order controlled by an absolute dictator. The ILLUMINATI today is comprised of world-wide intellectuals, super-wealthy elites, influential media executives, famous Hollywood entertainers, and powerful private bankers. The ILLUMINATI also ordains certain individuals to be elected into high office to exact their plans for world domination, especially the office of the US Presidency.
The ILLUMINATI is controlled by Satan, the master deceiver- the father of lies Jn8:44, who will bring forth the Antichrist and the Beast System mentioned in Revelation chapter 13, and in Daniel chapters 7,8,9. The apostle Paul wrote ‘Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the WILES of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places‘ Ep6:11,12. Paul wrote ‘.. (Satan) the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them‘ 2Co4:4.
The financial arm and economic ploy of the IILLUMINATI is the Federal Reserve Bank created in 1913. The political governing body of the ILLUMINATI NEW WORLD ORDER is the United Nations founded in 1945 after World War II, and is now located in New York City on land donated by the super-rich Rockefeller Foundation. The UN Agenda 21 on Earth Sustainability and Depopulation initiative formulated in 1992 at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil signed by 178 nations spelt out the gist of the NEW WORLD ORDER for this 21st Century. The UN also has its own growing peace-keeping army of nearly 100,000 troops.
The New World Order- Enter the Federal Reserve Bank
The Federal Reserve Bank is not owned by the US Gov’t. It is a very clever name for it is not FEDERAL but a PRIVATE BANK that holds no real reserve for the US. The FRB is owned by a few of the wealthiest men in the world. The US Congress gave up its constitutional authority to ‘coin money’, by approving the formation of the Federal Reserve System 100 years ago on Dec 23, 1913, to take control of the US money supply. In 1944 under the Bretton Woods agreement during World War II, 44 major nations of the world accepted the US$, backed by gold, as the world’s reserve currency, meaning the US$ were accepted and used as an exchange currency for world trade. However in 1971, Pres. Nixon closed the ‘gold window’ of US$ convertibility due to a shortage of US gold. Despite the US$ no longer being backed by gold, the FRB continued to print enormous amounts of US$ out of the thin air and the world continues using them.
As a result, the fiat paper US$, worth a 100 cents in 1913 is now worth less than 5¢ today, due to monetary price inflation. Thus, many countries are very unhappy with the uncontrolled US debt and the declining value of the US$. Countries such as Brazil, India, China, Russia and South Africa are beginning to openly reject the US$, and recently started the BRICS Bank based in Shanghai, China, to skirt control of the US$ by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The BRICS Bank is seen as a 1st step to break from the hegemony of the greatly devalued US$ in global trade.
History of the Growth of the US National Debt – Prelude to the New World Order
It took the US over 200 years (1982) to reach a $1 trillion in national debt, then 4 years later (1986) to double to $2 trillion; then 6 years (1992) to double to $4 trillion; 14 years (2006) to double again to $8 trillion, and finally only 6 years (Sep 2012) to double to $16 trillion. Since 2008 the US national debt has increased from $10 trillion to over $17.5 trillion today, a 75% increase in just 6 years; an equivalent debt of over $55,000 for every man, woman, and child in America.
Due to uncontrolled federal spending and insufficient tax revenue since 2008, the FRB resorted to a program called QUANTITATIVE EASING, the creation of enormous amounts of fiat paper money out of thin air, to handle our nation’s monetary shortfall. If one includes all personal, corporate, institutional, municipal and federal US Gov’t debts, the amount totals an estimated $60 trillion, equal to a staggering $200,000 for every man, woman, and child in America.
Our insurmountable debt is unsustainable which will result in a soon collapse of the US$ nationally and internationally. With an estimated over 50% of all US$ today held in foreign hands, the collapse of the US$ due to excessive money printing and US immense debt will have brutal and ruinous ramifications worldwide. This will bring forth the NEW WORLD ORDER of control, containment, confiscation, martial law and a police state not only in America, but also in the rest of the world.
The Coming PLANNED CHAOS- The Key to the New World Order
A PLANNED CHAOS is the key to implementing the New World Order. Chaos has a key role and will be the prelude to the diabolical New World Order! A little-known Latin motto invented by the Freemasons in 1802, ORDO AB CHAOS- ORDER OUT OF CHAOS, is now taking place in many sectors of our society. By destabilization of every aspect of our society- moral and spiritual values, military, industry, education, economy, and finances, America is now at the brink of entering into the NEW WORLD ORDER.
A very good example is the recent flap over lax border enforcement by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, resulting in a great influx of a projected 100,000 illegal immigrants into the US in 2014 alone. America is broke, our inner cities fraught with many problems, increasing homelessness, crime, and violence; sharply rising food prices, very high number of people unemployed (contrary to the contrived low 6.2% US unemployment rate), our prisons over-crowded, our hospitals stressed out, and yet our Gov’t is welcoming many immigrants from Central America to live here. Many of these illegal immigrants are not just young children, but also hardened teenagers on drugs, drug pushers, gang members, and many are sick and disease carriers. They are no longer ‘illegals’, but considered ‘refugees’, and granted asylum to live in America. This is crazy and a PLANNED CHAOS by our leaders.
Chaos is also reigning in many other parts of the world. The present wars and conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Israel, Gaza, and the Ukraine are good examples of Chaos. Ethnic cleansing with the eviction and murder of many Christians in Iraq, after the US spent over $2 trillion over 10 years going broke with over 10,000 soldiers and contractors killed to bring order there, reveals the great inroads Satan has made.
Satan, whose jobs is to steal kill, and destroy Jn10:10, is also the author of Confusion and Chaos. Jas3:16 states ‘For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work’. Here is a timely post regarding the coming economic and financial global CHAOS. http://usawatchdog.com/the-chaos-is-planned-rob-kirby/
Announcing the New World Order- the US$ Federal Reserve Note
Since 1935, on the reverse face of every US$ FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE, there are some very strange and cryptic MASONIC and SATANIC symbols and phrases proclaiming a NEW WORLD ORDER. On the left ‘The GREAT SEAL’ there is the ‘ALL-SEEING EYE’ of the Egyptian god HORUS, the ‘Great Pyramid’, and Latin words ‘NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM’, a ‘NEW WORLD ORDER’ and ‘ANNUIT COEPIS’ meaning ‘HE HAS FAVORED OUR UNDERTAKINGS’. Together these two phrases mean ‘OUR NEW WORLD ORDER IS NOW A SUCCESS’!
Then on the right seal ‘Of THE UNITED STATES‘ is the phrase E PLURIBUS UNUM- another Latin phrase which means ‘FROM MANY, ONE’, which points to the ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT in the NEW WORLD ORDER! In order for the NEW WORLD ORDER of control, containment, confiscation, martial law, and a police state to come forth in AMERICA, our present AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE- of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; our freedom of speech, religion, possession, movement, and to bear arms must collapse or be eliminated.
The following is from THE NEW WORLD ORDER IN YOUR POCKETBOOK: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=22184
The very US$ bills that are in your pocket right now bear the signature of the ILLUMINATI cabal that put them there. Have you wondered what all those signs and symbols refer to? The bills may say “In God We Trust”, but it’s not the God of the Bible.
1) Novus Ordo Seclorum: A Latin phrase which means ‘a new order of the ages’ is born. Literally, it is calling for a NEW WORLD ORDER.
2) Annuit Coeptis: A Latin phrase which means ‘He has favored our undertakings’.
3) The Egyptian Pyramid: One of the great ILLUMINATI symbols, the triangle, representing the ancient wisdom of Egypt.
4) The All-Seeing Eye Of Horus: Horus was worshipped in the ancient world as a god of protection.. The All-Seeing Eye is taken from the left eye.. of Horus. There is much pagan Egyptian mythology in the roots of Masonry.. The Capstone, the All-Seeing Eye, is the completion of the Great Illuminati Pyramid!
5) 13 Levels: The pyramid has 13 steps or levels leading up to the incomplete Capstone. In the Bible, 13 is the number for rebellion i.e. Re13. America was created when our founding fathers rebelled against King George. In the official magazine of Freemasonry, The New Age, there is a detailed explanation and admission from the Masons that the symbols on the US$ are indeed Masonic.
6) MDCCLXXI: The Roman numerals refer to the ILLUMINATI founding on May 1, 1776, and not to America’s on July 4th, 1776.
7) 13 Stars: Again, the Biblical number for rebellion 13- forms the basis of the Great Seal. The number 13 is all over the US$.
8) E Pluribus Unum: Latin phrase meaning ‘FROM MANY, ONE’ or a One World Government. The phrase has 13 letters. Amazing coincidence.
9) Spider’s Web: When you look closely at the background pattern of the US$, you will clearly see that it is a spider’s web- represented death, treachery and conquest. Also a Bohemian priest with a tiny human Skull embedded in the web!
10) Olive Leaves: The Eagle is holding 13 olives leaves and 13 arrows. The olive leaf is a sign of peace, but the eagle’s claws are closed to represent that these things are being taken away, and not being offered. The arrows are a symbol of war.
11) Department of the Treasury Seal: On the FRONT of the US$, to the right of George Washington‘s portrait is the Seal of the Department of the Treasury. It comprises of a key, the scales of justice and a square- very important Freemasonry symbols.
The NEW WORLD ORDER appears to be in the making as we are now witnessing very unusual and repressive things happening in AMERICA never imagined before, such as total surveillance by the National Security Agency- NSA, the Department of Homeland Security- DHS armed to the teeth with 1.6 billion bullets, five times as many bullets as there are people in America, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement- ICE lax border enforcement to prevent illegal immigrants that are entering the US in droves.
Pres. Ronald Reagan once warned ‘A nation that cannot control its borders is no longer a nation’. Reagan also said ‘If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to, for America is the last stand on earth‘. Pres. Reagan was so prescient, words spoken about 30 years ago, of grievous things happening today!
The churches must not be silent regarding the NEW WORLD ORDER and the SATANIC ANTICHRIST BEAST SYSTEM coming soon as in Re13. Christians need to be warned and be prepared for the coming great evil, and their faith in the Lord needs to be strengthened! Is60:2 states ‘..behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people..’. But God has the answers for our safety, survival, and deliverance from evil as in the Lord’s prayer Mt6:13, as found in the Holy Bible!
Jesus said ‘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’. The Rapture is our only ESCAPE! But Jesus is only coming back for the wise virgins Mt25:4; for a pure and holy people Ep1:4, 1Jn3:3, a Church without spot or wrinkle Ep5:27. Many Christians, aka foolish virgins Mt25:12 will be left behind for they were not ready Mt24:44.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO A GREAT GOD AND FATHER IN HEAVEN
As we recently celebrated Father’s Day, we were mindful of our earthly fathers. Most of us have fond memories of our fathers; how they loved and cared for us, protected us, worked hard to support and educate us, and gave us good things. But we also have a Greater and an Eternal Father- GOD OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN.
This is what the Holy Bible tells us who GOD OUR FATHER is. HE IS ALMIGHTY, THE CREATOR OF EVERYTHING; ALL-KNOWING, and EVERYWHERE- OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT, and OMNIPRESENT. GOD IS LOVE, GOOD, HOLY, JUST, OUR SAVIOUR, DELIVERER, HEALER, and OUR HELPER. HE IS ALSO a GOD OF JUDGMENT and a JEALOUS GOD!
GOD OUR FATHER- ONLY WHEN WE ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST
No Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jew or anyone else can call God ‘Father’ unless he believes in Jesus Christ, and is born again. WHY? Jesus said ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life: NO MAN cometh unto the Father, but by me’ Jn14:6. God became our Father only after we accepted Jesus Christ as our Saviour, and became born again. Jesus said ‘.. Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.. Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God’ Jn3:3,5. We are adopted as children of God when we ‘..have received the Spirit of adoption whereby we (can) cry, Abba (our), Father’ Ro8:15.
The blessings of Our Heavenly Father are only for His children. Here we see that God is either Our Father or He isn’t! But no one needs to be left out. All he needs to do is to humble himself, pray, repent of his sins, and accept Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour, for He died for our sins. When we study the Bible, we learn about God our Father in heaven- His nature, His attributes, His power, His love, His promises, and His plan for us.
Jesus said ‘.. for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him’ Mt6:8. Then Jesus said ‘If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give GOOD THINGS to them that ask him?’ Mt7:11. Our Father God knows our need before we ask and is ready to help us when we ask Him. Jesus also said ‘If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?’ Lk11:13.
GOD OUR FATHER- HIS PROMISES and BLESSINGS
It is very important to have God our Father on our side. The Bible states ‘If God be for us, who can be against us?’ Ro8:31; ‘..No good thing will He withhold to them that walk uprightly’ Ps84:11; God has ‘..pleasure in the prosperity of His servant’ Ps35:27. Paul wrote ‘.. my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus’ Php4:19. Peter stated ‘Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you’ Pe5:6,7. God said ‘.. I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee’ Heb13:5; ‘There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling‘ Ps91:10; ‘For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved‘ Ro10:13.
God our Father has countless promises and blessings for us! Ep1:3 states ‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed US with ALL spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ’. The key to God’s blessing is our faith in Him. Heb11:6 states‘But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him’. Faith and obedience are essentials in receiving from God our Father. Jesus said ‘If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you’ Jn15:7; ‘.. that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you‘ Jn15:16.
OUR FATHER’S GREAT LOVE TOWARDS US
Next, we look at OUR FATHER’S great love towards us! What did God do for us? God came to earth in the person of Jesus Christ to give His life and to die for our sins, that we might have everlasting life. Jesus said ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life’ Jn3:16. Paul said ‘He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall He not with him also freely give us all things’? Ro8:32. John wrote ‘Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God’ 1Jn3:1. When we love and believe in Jesus Christ, Our Father will love us. Jesus said ‘For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God’ Jn16:27.
Suppose that you were a son or daughter of a very rich or powerful person. You would be very privileged and have access to the finest in life, whether they be homes, food, clothing, luxury, schooling, travel, medical care, pleasures, etc. You may be honored and esteemed with many people catering to your needs and desires.
In a spiritual sense, our relationship with God our Father is like that. We are related to a great Father with unlimited resources. God our Father in heaven has great lovingkindness toward us! Our relationship with God our Father gives us access to all His blessings and help. We should never be hesitant or timid in seeking God’s help for our needs. Heb4:16 states ‘Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need’. Ps46:1 states ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble’.
King David wrote ‘The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever’ Ps23:1,6; ‘.. thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise Thee, thus will I bless Thee.. I will lift up my hands in Thy name’ Ps63:3,4. Our relationship with God our Father speaks of His great love toward us, and of the intimacy, access, privilege, blessings, kindness, goodness, mercy, peace, help, strength, and favor we have with Him.
GOD OUR FATHER- A GREAT INHERITANCE FOR THE OVERCOMING SONS
The scriptures also state that there is a future great inheritance coming from God our Father to His worthy sons and daughters. Re21:7 states ‘He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son’. To receive this great inheritance, we need to be holy, as Our Father is Holy 1Pe1:16, and perfect ‘even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect’ Mt5:48.
This is the main reason the Holy Spirit is given to us- to perfect us in Christ. 2Co3:18 states we ‘.. are changed into the same image (as Jesus) from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord’. We need to overcome the lust of our flesh. 1Jn2:16 tells ‘For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world’. Ga5:16 states ‘Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh’. We are not to love the things of the world. 1Jn2:15 states‘If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him’.
Jesus said ‘Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth’ Mt5:5. He said ‘.. Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world’ Mt25:34, and ‘.. it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom’ Lk12:32. Paul wrote ‘ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ’ Co3:24. Paul said ‘In (Christ) also, we have obtained an inheritance..’ Ep1:11; ‘That in the ages to come God might shew the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus’ Ep2:7.
Our inheritance to come is the redemption of our body Ro8:23; to never die Jn11:36; and to be like Jesus 1Jn3:2. Our future inheritance is to inherit a kingdom God has prepared for us before the foundation of the world! Our Father has a kingdom to give us to rule and reign with Him forever. The ‘children of God.. heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ’ Ro8:17, will inherit everything that God has Re21:7. Jesus said ‘I come quickly; and my reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be’ Re22:12. To all this we say ‘THANK YOU FATHER GOD’, and ‘HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO A GREAT GOD and FATHER IN HEAVEN’!
P.S. The highest thing our rich and powerful Father God in heaven wants from us, and the only thing we can give to Him is our gratitude and praise to Him! Ps92:1 states ‘It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High’! PRAISE GOD!!!
THE GREATNESS OF JESUS CHRIST
When the young man Jesus arrived on the scene 2000 years ago in Judaea and Jerusalem, He changed the entire world’s view about life and about Himself, by what He said, what He did, and by what happened to Him. As we recently commemorated His passion and celebrated His resurrection from the dead, it is highly appropriate to consider The Greatness of Jesus Christ. In the annals of mankind, there was no man living with greater majesty, nobility, compassion, wisdom, foresight, power, and humility than that of Jesus Christ. Though Jesus spent only 33 years on Earth, He did so many great things that the apostle John hyperbolized ‘..there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written’ Jn21:25.
From the New Testament, we learn of the progressive revelation of Jesus Christ, who He is, what He said and did, what others said and did on his behalf, and of the importance of knowing Jesus Christ as ‘God Our Saviour’. He came to save us from our sins Mt1:21. Before leaving Earth, Jesus said ‘ALL POWER is given unto me in heaven and in Earth’ Mt28:18. This paper is a reminder of JESUS’ GREATNESS, and hopefully, gives fresh revelations and appreciation of THE GREATNESS OF JESUS CHRIST- THE MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE, OUR SAVIOUR GOD! Also if anyone rejects JESUS AS THEIR SAVIOUR GOD, he will be doomed to spend eternity in HELL and everlasting fire!
The Greatness Of Jesus Christ- HOW GREAT THOU ART
The song How Great Thou Art powerfully epitomized THE GREATNESS OF JESUS CHRIST- OUR CREATOR and SAVIOUR GOD!
♫ ‘HOW GREAT THOU ART’
O LORD MY GOD, When I in awesome wonder, Consider all the worlds THY HANDS have made; I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, THY POWER throughout the UNIVERSE displayed.
And when I think of God, His Son not sparing; Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in; That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing, He bled and died to take away my sin.
When CHRIST shall come, with shout of acclamation, And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart. Then I shall bow, in humble adoration, And then proclaim: ‘MY GOD, HOW GREAT THOU ART!’
Then sings my soul, MY SAVIOUR GOD, to Thee, HOW GREAT THOU ART, HOW GREAT THOU ART. Then sings my soul, MY SAVIOUR GOD, to Thee, HOW GREAT THOU ART, HOW GREAT THOU ART! ♫
How Great Thou Art is a Christian hymn composed by Carl Gustav Boberg (1859-1940) in Sweden in 1885, the melody, a Swedish folk song. British missionary Stuart K. Hine added two verses of his own. How Great Thou Art was popularized by George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows, sung during Billy Graham crusades, and it has become a spiritual hymn standard to millions all over the world. The song succinctly expressed in a few words, the glory and majesty of Jesus Christ, OUR CREATOR and SAVIOUR GOD, dying on the Cross for our sins! This song also speaks of a forthcoming Rapture of believers to heaven- ‘When CHRIST shall come.. And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart’.
The Genealogy of Jesus Christ- WHEN DIVINITY BECAME HUMANITY
The genealogy of Jesus Christ is found in all of the four gospels of the New Testament. They each introduced Jesus in different ways, telling us who he is, and whom he descended from. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus was revealed as a Jew- the son of David, and of Abraham Mt1:1. In Mark, Jesus was proclaimed the Son of God Mk1:1. In Luke, Jesus was described as the son of Adam, which was a the son of God’ Lk3:38. In John’s Gospel, Jesus was introduced as God, the Word Jn1:1, and ‘the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us’ Jn1:14! God came to Earth in the person of Jesus Christ 2000 years ago, when Jesus was conceived sinless and supernaturally in Mary, by the Holy Ghost Mt1:20. From the four gospels, Jesus is revealed to us as the son of David, and of Abraham, the Son of God, the son of Adam, and the Word of God made flesh!
The Greatness of Jesus Christ- GOD IN THE FLESH
John’s Gospel gives us a very clear picture of who Jesus Christ is, GOD IN THE FLESH! By inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the apostle John told us what happened from the very beginning of time, who God is, where He came from, and why He came to earth. John gave an account of WHEN DIVINITY BECAME HUMANITY, WHEN GOD BECAME MAN! John wrote ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. ALL THINGS were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men.. And THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH, and dwelt among us..’ Jn1:1-4,14.
From the verses above, we see that JESUS, THE WORD OF GOD was with God in the beginning, that He was God, and that He was the Creator of ALL THINGS, and that nothing existed without Him. Jesus said ‘Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, BELIEVE ALSO IN ME’ Jn14:1, and ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life: No Man Cometh Unto The Father, But By Me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him’ Jn14:6,7. Here Jesus told His disciples that if they believe in God, they should also believe in Him, and that He was the only way to God the Father. Jesus said, if you know Him, you should have known and seen the Father also! Jesus declared ‘I and my Father are One’ Jn10:30.
Paul wrote ‘And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH, justified in the Spirit..’1Ti3:16. Paul said ‘that in ALL THINGS (JESUS) might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in (JESUS) should ALL FULNESS DWELL’ Co1:18,19. If we know JESUS, we know the Father! If we see JESUS, we see the Father! From this perspective, we can see that THE GREATNESS OF JESUS CHRIST IS THE GREATNESS OF GOD THE FATHER HIMSELF; that JESUS IS GOD HIMSELF!
The Greatness of Jesus Christ- THE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS
The Greatness of Jesus Christ cannot be fully appreciated without understanding that Jesus Christ is the Creator of everything. Seldom is it spoken or written of the role of Jesus Christ as THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE, the creator of ALL THINGS, and the source of ALL Life. But this revelation is found in several places in the Holy Bible. John wrote ‘..ALL THINGS were made by (JESUS); and without him was not any thing made that was made. In (JESUS) was life, and the life was the light of men’ Jn1:3,4.
The Holy Spirit also used the apostle Paul to reveal Jesus Christ and to describe His glory. Paul wrote God ‘Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of ALL THINGS, by (JESUS) also he made the worlds’ and JESUS is ‘..the brightness of God’s GLORY, and the express image of God’s person, and upholding ALL THINGS by the word of his power..’ He1:2,3. Paul basically stated that there is no brighter GLORY and higher description of God than that of JESUS CHRIST.
Paul wrote ‘(JESUS) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by (JESUS) were ALL THINGS created, that are in heaven.. that are in Earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: ALL THINGS were created by him, and for him’ Co1:15,16. Paul said‘Wherefore God also hath highly exalted (JESUS), and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in ..and under the Earth; And that every tongue should confess that JESUS CHRIST IS LORD, to the glory of God the Father’ Php2:9-11. Co2:9 states ‘For in (JESUS) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily’. There is no higher or more honorable name in all THE UNIVERSE than that of JESUS! JESUS CHRIST IS OUR CREATOR GOD.
The Greatness of Jesus Christ- THE MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE
What is the Universe, how old and how large is it, and how many planets, stars, and galaxies does it contain? The Universe is everything in the heavens that surrounds our planet Earth. Ge1:1 states ‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the Earth’. Scriptures declared that Jesus is the Creator of the Universe ‘..by whom (Jesus) also he made the worlds’ He1:2; that ‘.. ALL THINGS were made by (Jesus); and without (Jesus) was not any thing made that was made..’ Jn1:3. Jesus upholds ‘.. ALL THINGS by the word of his power’ He1:3. JESUS, THE MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE, by His awesome power, upholds ALL THINGS, such that nothing collides and crashes, but everything remains in their proper order.
Astronomers probe the Universe daily, using mega-telescopes in pristine mountain locations, to scan and study the night skies. Vast information has been gathered since the 20th century with great advancement in telemetry, satellites, and computers. One advancement was the 1990 launching of the Hubble Space Telescope in a low-earth orbit. Still in operation today, the Hubble telescope is discovering new planets, stars, and galaxies, and sending spectacular and beautiful pictures of the outer reaches of our Universe, never seen before. Scientists place the Universe at about 14 billion years old, and the Earth, 3.5 billion years.
Since the Universe is still expanding, its size may be infinite. Presently, it has a radius of about 46 billion light-years, a light-year is a distance equal to about 5.9 trillion miles. In the Universe, there are innumerable planets, and over 100 million galaxies, with over 300 sextillion (3×1023) stars. Our Earth, the Moon, and the Sun are in the Milky Way Galaxy, roughly 100,000 light-years in diameter. The distance from the Earth to the Moon is only 235,000 miles, and to the Sun, 93 million miles. Our Sun is so large that about 1.3 million earths could fit in it, with temperatures over 5600° C. But our Sun is small relative to many other stars; the largest known star being 2600 times greater. (Source- Wikipedia)
Our Universe is held together in perfect balance by THE WORD OF JESUS’ POWER He1:3. If the Earth was much further away, or closer in its annual orbit around the Sun, we would either freeze or roast to death. Also, the Moon beside giving us light at night, its gravitational pull controls the tides in the oceans such that beaches and harbors would not have extreme tidal changes, and keeps the Earth from wobbling in its daily rotation. Though the Earth is 3.5 billion years old, man’s time on it has been very short, being only about 6000 years from Adam to us today.
So why did Jesus so long ago put so many stars in the heavens, and made the Universe so vast with all its energy, power, and glory, and for what purpose? Ecc3:1 states ‘To every thing there is a season, and A Time To Every Purpose Under The Heaven’. 1Co2:9 states ‘Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for Them That Love Him..’. Since God is Almighty and very purposeful, He has a great Eternal Plan for the Universe, and also for us. Hopefully, this brief discussion will give everyone an appreciation of THE GREATNESS OF JESUS CHRIST- THE MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE!
King David, the Psalmist, Proclaimed THE GREATNESS OF JESUS CHRIST
Long before Jesus appeared on the Earth, David the Palmist by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, proclaimed the Greatness of Jesus Christ, its Creator and the beauty of the Universe. David exclaimed ‘O LORD our Lord (Jesus), how excellent is thy name (Jesus) in all the Earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the Moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man (us), that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man (Jesus), that thou (Jesus) visitest him (us)?’ Ps8:1-4. David wrote ‘The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the Sun.. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof’ Ps19:1-6.
David exulted ‘Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the Earth’ Ps57:11; ‘The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens’ ; Ps113:4; ‘By THE WORD OF THE LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth’ Ps33:6. JESUS, THE WORD OF GOD, spoke the UNIVERSE & all the worlds into existence Genesis Chapter 1!
The Greatness of Jesus Christ- JESUS’ GREAT LOVE FOR US
The ultimate measure of the Greatness of Jesus Christ is HIS GREAT LOVE FOR US, as revealed by what He said:‘GREATER LOVE hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends’ Jn15:13. Jesus Christ, the personification of God’s Love, became OUR SAVIOUR GOD by dying for us. The New Testament progressively revealed Jesus’ love for us. Jn3:16,17 state ‘For GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved’.
Who spoke these words? Was it John the Baptist, the apostle John or Paul, or someone else that uttered these very powerful words? And who were they spoken to- the 12 disciples, the vast multitude, or someone else? When querying people with these questions, only a few could give the correct answers. It was JESUS who spoke in the 3rd person of Himself, and just to one individual, NICODEMUS, a Pharisees and ruler of the Jews, who came secretly by night to inquire of Jesus Jn3:1,2.
Paul later wrote ‘..to know the LOVE OF CHRIST, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God’ Ep3:19; and the apostle John, ‘Behold, what manner of LOVE THE FATHER hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the Sons of God..’ 1Jn3:1. These four scriptures above on LOVE reveals JESUS’ GREAT LOVE for us: Jesus gave his life to save us; His desire is for us to be like Him in all God’s fullness, and that we should be called the Sons of God, to be like Him. Jesus made all of this possible for us to one day become like Him (SONSHIP), and so that we can inherit All THINGS Re21:7! By JESUS’ GREAT LOVE, coming into this world to die for our sins, it reveals THE GREATNESS OF JESUS CHRIST- THE MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE, OUR SAVIOUR GOD!
The Greatness of Jesus Christ- WHAT WILL YOU DO ABOUT JESUS?
Finally, the Bible declares ‘The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the HOLY is understanding‘ Pr9:10. We are told to have a reverential fear and respect for God and His Word. Jesus is so great and powerful that no one should ever deny or reject Him. As far as all of us are concerned, the most important thing is ‘WHAT WILL YOU DO ABOUT JESUS?‘ Ps53:1 states ‘the FOOL hath said in his heart, There is no God..‘. DON’T BE A FOOL and spend eternity lost forever, in total regret and endless suffering! The decision is only yours to make, no one else!
Ac16:31 states ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved..’. Jesus warned ‘..but he that believeth not shall be DAMNED’ Mk16:16, and ‘..except ye REPENT, ye shall all likewise PERISH’ Lk13:3. Jesus said ‘I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the KEYS OF HELL AND OF DEATH‘ Re1:18. As Jesus created ALL THINGS, He also created HELL for SATAN, his fallen angels 2Pe2:9, and for all those that reject His great plan of salvation. That is HOW GREAT JESUS IS! Amen!
Here is a beautiful rendition of ♫ ‘HOW GREAT THOU ART’ by Rhema- a 9 year old Gospel singer:
GOD’S ENDGAME OF LIFE- FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
Ecc3:1.2 state ‘To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die..’. Whether we choose to be or not, everyone living today is a participant in God’s Endgame of Life. Once born, unless one is taken out alive in the Rapture Jn14:3, the only way out of this game is physical death. He9:27 states ‘And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment’. Of the billions of people since Adam, everyone is a participant in God’s Endgame of Life. Everyone is thrust into God’s Endgame of Life, and we must all play this game. And not only people, but all nations are also unwitting players in God’s Endgame, especially in these last days.
What is God’s Endgame of Life and why is it important to us? From the beginning of time, God knew that man would degenerate into gross wickedness, immorality, greed, violence, and corruption, and that there would be an Endgame of Life in the very last days. In God’s Endgame of Life, while we are still living, we must all choose where we want to spend eternity once we die, in heaven- God’s promised land, or in hell- the Lake of Fire; heaven if we accept Jesus Christ as our Saviour, or hell, if we reject Him! Jesus said ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved’ Jn3:16,17. John the Baptist added ‘He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him’ Jn3:36. God’s Endgame of Life will soon end in a great war and cataclysmic judgments, when Jesus Christ will return to establish His 1000-year kingdom on earth.
It is in everyone’s DESTINY to be in this endgame of life- destiny being defined as ‘the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future’. Consider these facts! We had no choice to be living today. We had no choice to be born; no choice of our parents- rich or poor; no choice of our gender- male or female; no choice of our race or ethnicity- red, white, black, brown or yellow; no choice of the country of our birth, and no choice of when in history we would be living in. In perfect hindsight, we certainly would not want to be living during the days of Noah, when everyone except 8people, perished in the Great Flood, or during the days of Moses, when millions of Israelites wandered for 40 years in the wilderness, and many died off because of their murmuring and unbelief in God’s promise to deliver them Nu14:29.
God’s Endgame Of Life- A Life Full Of Choices
Life is full of choices, good and bad ones, certain or questionable ones, easy or hard choices. As we all have only one life, generally less than 100 years, we all must choose how we live, and prepare for the End of our lives, for we will eventually die. The Holy Bible gives us many instructions, examples, guidance, promises, and warnings on how to live. Since we all have a ‘FREE WILL’, God encourages us to CHOOSE LIFE RATHER THAN DEATH. The LORD thy God said ‘I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you LIFE and DEATH, BLESSING and CURSING: therefore CHOOSE LIFE, that both thou and thy seed may live: that thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days..’ De30:19-20. This paper relates to God’s Endgame Of Life, and the choices we must make to either be BLESSED or be CURSED.
God’s Endgame of Life- Bible Dichotomies
Dichotomies are contrasts and extremes between two things that are direct opposite or contrary to each other. They are divisions or separations from each other, and no continuum with varying degrees between them. For example, black and white, or white and black; no gray in between. Straight forward and forthwith, with no compromi-ses in between. Here are some important dichotomies found in the Bible:
Will you choose GOD or SATAN, Life or Death, Good or Evil, Righteousness or Sin, Blessings or Curses, Love or Hate, Eternal Life or Eternal Damnation, the Spirit or the Flesh, Truth or Lies, Grace or Bondage, Reward or Wrath, God or Money, the Rapture or the Great Tribulation, Heaven or Hell? Will you be Holy or Unholy, Just or Unjust, Righteous or Unrighteous, Faithful or Unfaithful, Wise or Foolish, Profitable or Unprofitable, Fruitful or Unfruitful, a Wheat or a Tare, a Sheep or a Goat, Victor or Victim, Ready or Sorry, Be Obedient or Disobedient, Saved or Unsaved? Will you follow God or Man, serve God or Mammon? Jesus said ‘Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it’ Mt7:13,14. In God’s Endgame Of Life, either heaven or hell awaits all of us! There is absolutely no purgatory mentioned in the Bible!
God’s Endgame Of Life- Our Free Will To Choose GOD or SATAN
God in His infinite wisdom and justice gave every man a FREE WILL to choose GOD or SATAN, good or evil, right or wrong, life or death, blessings or curses, heaven or hell. While God is not willing that any man should perish into eternal damnation, He allows us to choose our own final destination, heaven or hell. 2Pe3:9 states ‘The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance’. God’s will is that ‘..all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth’ 1Ti2:4. The apostle Paul wrote ‘For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord’ Ro6:23.
We all have a FREE WILL to choose where we will spend eternity, and it is only through accepting Jesus Christ as our Saviour that we can have everlasting life! God accomplished our salvation by coming in the person of JESUS CHRIST to die for our sins Mt1:21. Apart from Jesus, no one can be saved Ac4:12. Thus, each of us must decide to accept or reject Jesus Christ as Saviour. Ac16:31 states ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved..’. In the dichotomy GOD or SATAN, when we accept GOD, we reject SATAN; when we accept SATAN, we reject GOD. Many people will reject Jesus because they are blinded by SATAN 2Co4:4. Jesus asked ‘For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Mk8:36,37. Losing one’s soul is to end up one day with SATAN in the lake of fire in everlasting torment forever Re20:10,15! There is a heaven to gain, and a hell to shun, but we must choose for ourselves where we will go!
How God’s Endgame Of Life Began
In Genesis, the 1st book of the Bible, we are introduced to the concept of God as Creator of man and of all things; how Satan, Good and Evil entered into the world, and how Sin and Death came upon all mankind. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were given dominion over the earth, the fish of the seas, the fowl of the air, the cattle and every creeping creature on the land Ge1:26,27. Genesis tells ‘And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden and the tree of knowledge of good and evil’ Ge2:8,9.
In the beginning, God had only ONE LAW: ‘But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die’ Ge2:17. In Ge3:1, we see how the serpent, aka the Devil, Satan, tempted Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit, and gave Adam to eat. Ro5:12 states ‘Wherefore, as by ONE MAN sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men..’.
God’s Endgame of Life- the Prophet Elijah vs the Prophets of Baal
The time was about 900 BC and the setting, the northern kingdom of Israel, split from the southern kingdom of Judah. The people in the North had forsaken the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and were in steep idolatrous worship of the god Baal, one of Satan’s many surrogate gods, such as Ashtaroth, Dagon, Molech, Tammuz, etc. The jobs of these gods were to steal worship and glory from God to give to Satan. The 450 false prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of the grove under evil King Ahab and wicked Queen Jezebel, led all Israel into idolatry. This displeased God greatly and He sent them a great famine as it did not rain for 3½ years Jas5:17.
To prove who the true God is, Elijah, the prophet, on Mount Carmel, challenged the false prophets, saying ‘How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him.. I, even I only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men’ 1Ki18:21,22. This challenge was made to all of Israel. Elijah told the prophets of Baal to bring forth two bullocks, prepare an altar for one of them, but put no fire under it, to see whose sacrifice would be accepted. After a long day of chanting, dancing, and cutting their skin, their god Baal did not show up to consume their sacrifice.
Likewise Elijah prepared the other bullock for sacrifice, repaired the broken altar of the LORD, took 12 large stones representing the tribes of Israel, made an altar, placed wood under it, soaked the wood and bullock with water, dug a deep trench around it and filled it also with water. Then Elijah prayed ‘..LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again’ 1Ki18:36. God sent fire from heaven and consumed everything, the sacrifice, the wood, the stones, and even the water that was in the trench. The people fell on their faces and cried out ‘The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God’ v39. Then all the 450 prophets of Baal were taken to the brook Kishon, and slain there v40.
God’s Endgame of Life- America vs God
When God gave the 10 Commandments 3500 years ago, He told Moses ‘I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME’ Ex20:2,3. Through the years, many other gods have crept into America, and supplanted God. America, founded by the pilgrims, is no longer a nation under God, but under many other false gods! This is very obvious in the three branches of the US Gov’t- Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. Je13:10 states ‘This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them’.
Recently, the Dalai Lama, the leader of Tibetan Buddhism, was asked to conduct the opening prayer at a US Senate session. He opened with prayer for peace and happiness in the world, but his prayer was directed to ‘Buddha, his god, and to all other gods’. While this may appear to be only an innocent gesture of goodwill in the Senate, it shows how far America has fallen and has lost her spiritual bearings as ‘one nation under God’.
America has rejected God and is no longer a Christian nation. America is now a diverse and divided nation of people, cultures, and religions. The US Gov’t and many of our political leaders are obviously anti-God, anti-Bible, and anti-Christ. They have succeeded to expel God out of our land and culture by removing prayer and the Bible from our schools, governments, military, and public places, and the 10 commandments from our courthouses. The US Supreme Court kicked God out of the public schools in 1963, sanctioned the abortion of over 50 million babies since 1973, decriminalized sodomy in 2003, and recently in 2013, ruled that same-sex marriage is now legal.
America is no longer blessed by God, but is now under God’s final judgment, for we have forsaken, rejected, and even defied Him. Is5:20,25 state ‘Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness.. Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.’. The fierce anger of God’s wrath is now upon America. In God’s Endgame of Life- America vs God, once great America is now a very great loser!
God’s Endgame of Life- Israel vs the World
Nations are also major players in God’s Endgame of Life, and Israel is God’s bargaining pawn to prove the whole world! Before the world began, God chose the tiny nation of Israel to be a measuring rod, to judge all nations of the world in the Endtimes; those who accepts Israel, will be blessed, and those who rejects Israel, will be cursed. This is all part of the rules of God’s Endgame of Life, how Israel is being treated.
This is the Abrahamic covenant. God told Abraham, ‘And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed’ Ge12:3. Israel is that nation that God is using in his final judgment of all nations of the world! If any nation(s) force Israel to give up her land to her Arabs neighbors, God will send a catastrophe upon them!
Over a dozen Apocalyptic events have been documented by two Christian authors, John McTernan and Bill Koenig, whenever America took significant adverse action against Israel, and supported those that seek to destroy her. A good example is the 2005 Hurricane Katrina that devastated New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf coastal states within days after Pres. George W. Bush compelled Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to secede the West Bank to the Palestinians. There are many others, like the Super Tornadoes that destroyed Joplin, MO in May 2011 when Pres. Obama said that Israel must return to its pre-1967 borders.
In Oct. 2012, while Prime Minister Netanyahu was visiting the UN in New York, Obama refused to meet with him over his concerns about Iran developing nuclear weapons. God sent Superstorm Sandy that devastated the northeastern US! In July 2013, Sec. of State John Kerry said he will be seeking a Israeli-Palestinian ‘final peace treaty’ in 9 months, by April 2014. Again, if there is any coercion to divide Israel’s land, America will suffer God’s wrath, for Israel is indeed ‘the apple of his eye’ Zec2:8.
God’s Endgame of Life- The Final Wars of the World
The Bible speaks of two final great wars in the Endtimes concerning Israel and Jerusalem. One is the Ezekiel chapter 38 and 39 war, where the nations from the north parts will seek to divide a spoil and attack Israel, only to have God intervene supernaturally and destroy 5/6 of the invading forces. The last war will be the battle of Armageddon Re16:16, when Jesus Christ will return with His army in heaven to battle and destroy the Anti-Christ and the False Prophet. Re19:11-16 state ‘And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.. his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses.. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron..’.
The LORD said ‘Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about.. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it’ Zec12:2,3. He said ‘Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken..Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle’ Zec14:1-3.. ‘And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh SHALL CONSUME AWAY while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes SHALL CONSUME AWAY in their holes, and their tongue SHALL CONSUME AWAY in their mouth’ v12. Three times the phrase ‘SHALL CONSUME AWAY’ is used! This last verse may be a good description of a total thermonuclear meltdown of super intensity.
This is God’s Endgame of Life- From Here to Eternity. It all began in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve, and will end up in the war of Armageddon, when Jesus will return to set up His millennial kingdom on earth. God’s Endgame of Life is all about our lives, our own free will, and about our choices in life, who we will follow; GOD or SATAN, and what will we choose, Life or Death, Blessings or Curses, and Heaven or Hell!
THE GREAT FALLING AWAY IN THE LAST DAYS
The Holy Bible has much to say regarding the LAST DAYS of man’s rule on earth, and the coming GREAT FALLING AWAY of society before God ushers in the millennial kingdom of Jesus Christ with ‘Peace on Earth, Good Will to All Men’. It has been 2000 years since Jesus Christ came to earth to save us from our sins, and from hell and eternal damnation. While the shepherds were tending their flock at night, an angel appeared with a multitude of the heavenly host praising God saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men’ Lk2:14. But the irony of this great and precious message is ‘where is this peace and good will toward all men’, and when will it come? Today, our world is in great turmoil, morally, spiritually, culturally, financially, and economically.
Today, the nations of the world are running on ‘fumes’ due to the printing of enormous amounts of unbacked paper money to fuel their high living standards and to support their expensive military and destructive war machines. This is particularly so with the major nations such as the US, China, Japan, Russia, England, and the Eurozone countries. The world is also embroiled in wars and rumours of wars, conflicts of nation against nation, particularly in the Middle East. The world is heading for an unprecedented economic collapse greater than the Great Depression of the 1930s. In America, since 2014 began, the Eastern US has experienced relentless Arctic blasts of winter storms with extreme cold and snowfall. An incipient severe drought and water shortage is also developing in the Western US, and in many other parts of the world. This will cause sharply rising food prices, buying panic, food shortage, and even prolonged famines. A global stock market crash is highly probable and if so, will exacerbate the world’s economic and monetary situation even further.
JESUS prophesied that there will be ‘famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places’ and false prophets and teachers arising to deceive many as the ‘sign of his coming and of the end of the world’ Mt24:3-8,11. There will be no peace until JESUS CHRIST ‘The Prince of Peace’ establishes His kingdom on earth Is9:6,7. But before this happens, there will be a GREAT FALLING AWAY of mankind in abject rebellion against God, and great depravity of the human soul, giving rise to THE ANTICHRIST, who will then rule over the world in the most terrible period ever for mankind, described by JESUS as the GREAT TRIBULATION Mt24:21.
The COMING GREAT FALLING AWAY
The GREAT FALLING AWAY refers not only to the APOSTASY of the endtime churches and lukewarm believers, but also to a general worldwide breakdown in society of morality, ethics, and character. The apostle Paul wrote ‘Let no man deceive you by any means: for THAT DAY SHALL NOT COME, except there come A FALLING AWAY FIRST, and THAT MAN OF SIN be revealed, THE SON OF PERDITION’ 2Th2:3. Paul said ‘This know also, that in the LAST DAYS perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, truce- breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof..’ 2Ti3:1-4. It will be the wholesale breakdown of society, nations, governments, military, institutions, marriages, churches, universities, and public morality, leading to the coming ANTICHRIST, the One World Government and the GREAT TRIBULATION. The GREAT FALLING AWAY will be ubiquitous, affecting everyone in the world.
In America, the FALLING AWAY is readily apparent as we witness the great moral failings of our political leaders and society, and the major economic and financial problems facing us: the recision of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in Sep. 20, 2011 allowing for open homo- sexuality in the US Military, the defeat of DOMA- (marriage between a male and female) through the legalization of Same-Sex Marriage by the US Supreme Court on June 26, 2013, the recent legalization and/or consideration of marijuana use by many other states, and the US insurmountable runaway national debt. America is financially broke. Churches must soon decide whether they will perform SSM. If they refuse, they will be charged with discrimination, and one day may lose their tax exempt status. As God warned Israel 3500 years ago, ‘Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the INIQUITY thereof upon it, and the land itself VOMITETH out her inhabitants’ Lev18:24,25, so shall it be with America!
The COMING ANTICHRIST
The apostle Paul succinctly described the coming of THE ANTICHRIST in the LAST DAYS: ’Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a FALLING AWAY FIRST, and that MAN OF SIN be revealed, the SON OF PERDITION; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.. now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the MYSTERY OF INIQUITY doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that WICKED be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the WORKING OF SATAN with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.. God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness’ 2Th2:3-12. In just 10 short verses, Paul has succeeded to prophesy what will happen in the LAST DAYS!
THE ANTICHRIST will be the incarnation and embodiment of SATAN, the DEVIL LUCIFER, revealed in an individual. As SATAN entered into Judas Iscariot to betray Jesus Lk22:3, he will so enter into that MAN OF SIN, the SON OF PERDITION. The WICKED ANTICHRIST will do ‘the WORKING OF SATAN with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish..’ 2Th2:9,10. He will have great supernatural powers to deceive, and ‘..by peace shall destroy many’ Da8:25. God will allow THE ANTICHRIST to deceive MANY, because they love not the truth, that they might be saved. The apostle John warned that there are many antichrists, but THE ANTICHRIST will be revealed in the last days. John wrote ‘as ye have heard that ANTICHRIST shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is THE LAST TIME’ 1Jn2:18.
SATAN’s Obsession For Worship and to Be Like God
The Bible reveals that SATAN desires to be worshipped, to steal God’s glory, and supplant Him. The ‘5 I wills’ of LUCIFER, aka SATAN, are revealed in Is14:12-14: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I WILL BE LIKE THE MOST HIGH’ . Worship belongs only to God, who commanded Moses ‘Thou shalt have no other gods before ME’ Ex20:3. The Bible states ‘Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: WORSHIP the LORD in the beauty of holiness’ 1Ch16:29. But SATAN, in his obsession for worship, has succeeded to deceive MANY people to worship him through his promise of pleasure, prosperity and power.
So besides his desire to destroy all of us, SATAN also desires worship from us. He once offered JESUS all the kingdoms of the world if He would just fall down and worship him. JESUS replied ‘Thou shalt WORSHIP THE LORD THY GOD, and him only shalt thou serve’ Mt4:10. In the Endtimes, THE ANTICHRIST, the persona of SATAN, will ‘opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God’ 2Th2:4.The Bible tells that an image of THE ANTICHRIST will be made and given life, and‘many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed’ Re13:14. Here we also see that the TEMPLE OF GOD will be rebuilt in Jerusalem for the Jews to worship in, fulfilling what Jesus said ‘When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place.. Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains’ Mt24:15,16. This will all happen during the coming GREAT TRIBULATION.
GROWING OPEN SATANIC WORSHIP TODAY
It is undeniable that there is an increasing OPEN WORSHIP of SATAN today. It is very apparent in the lyrics of the songs and dances, in print, movies and on TV, on the radio and Internet, and during many recent mega-events like the 2012 London Olympics, and the 2012, 2013, 2014 NFL Super Bowls featuring Madonna, Beyoncé, and Bruno Mars (song- Locked Out of Heaven) all glorifying the devil. The costumes and dances of the two women were lewd, occultic, and vulgar, but viewed and enjoyed by over 100 million people in the US, and billions elsewhere.
Paul McGuire, a Christian writer and popular radio host said ‘At the Grammy Awards there were open practice and worship of SATAN, the vilest forms of demonic and perverse sexuality where orgies, S and M (sadomasochism), sex with fallen angels or demons, witchcraft and the occult enacted with lyrics to confirm it. Rock artists performed open ceremonies worshipping of SATAN’. This really excites SATAN very much as he relishes in these black magic witchcraft rituals, especially before a great worldwide audience honoring him as the ‘god of this world‘ 2Co4:4. Satanic worship is increasing sharply in these LAST DAYS, and will culminate in the UNIVERSAL OPEN WORSHIPPING of SATAN and THE ANTICHRIST during the GREAT TRIBULATION, replacing the worshipping of ALMIGHTY GOD and our LORD JESUS CHRIST!
SATAN- The Author of the MYSTERY OF INIQUITY
How SATAN has succeeded over the past 6000 years of mankind to subtly, secretly, and mysteriously infiltrate the world using evil men and women, immoral rulers, leaders and corrupt politicians to subvert society, and false prophets and false teachers to corrupt the Gospel of Jesus Christ is called the MYSTERY OF INIQUITY 2Th2:7. The Bible speaks of the MYSTERY OF INIQUITY that is working mysteriously pervading and penetrating the whole world, with most people oblivious to what is or why it is happening, and why the world is in such a deplorable and desperate state of moral decline.
INIQUITY means evil, wickedness, lawlessness, sinfulness, immorality, perversion, drunkenness, greed, lust, theft, adultery, homosexuality, murders, etc. With regards to the Church, heresies and false doctrines have been planted by evil men influenced by seducing and demonic spirits. The apostle Paul wrote ‘Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the LATTER TIMES some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to SEDUCING SPIRITS, and DOCTRINES OF DEVILS’ 1Ti4:1. The apostle Peter said ‘But there were FALSE PROPHETS also among the people, even as there shall be FALSE TEACHERS among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction’ 2Pe2:1. SATAN has long ago infiltrated the churches and is using MANY people today to spread his INIQUITY, especially in these LAST DAYS.
The MYSTERY OF INIQUITY will culminate in the final GREAT FALLING AWAY of most people in society, including those attending churches that have gone into complete APOSTASY. Paul said ‘For the MYSTERY OF INIQUITY doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way’ 2Th2:7. Some Bible scholars interpret this verse as the RIGHTEOUS BELIEVERS must first be taken out in the RAPTURE, before the GREAT FALLING AWAY will be allowed to begin. What we now see is the lining up of events before THE ANTICHRIST is revealed in the NEW WORLD ORDER- a One World Government, a One World Economy, and a One World Religion. Paul wrote ‘because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.. God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they ALL might be DAMNED who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness’ 2Th2:10,11. Sadly, it is because of their own INIQUITY, immorality and sin, MANY people will be DAMNED forever!
THE GREAT FALLING AWAY- INIQUITY SHALL ABOUND
In describing the END of the world to His disciples Mt24:3, Jesus said ‘..because INIQUITY shall abound, the love of MANY shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the END, the same shall be saved’ Mt24:12,13. This has direct implications against the churches, and LUKEWARM Christians, who have backslidden and are no longer saved. They were once followers, but have become lukewarm to God’s precepts and commandments, and have left their first love Re2:4. Jesus said ‘So then because thou art LUKEWARM, and neither cold nor hot, I will SPUE thee out of my mouth’ Re3:16. This fact is very apparent today, as many denominational churches are not warning their members about Christ’s return, the RAPTURE, Satan, sin and hell, and eternal judgment, but have compromised the Word of God.
For many years now, the media has been rife with news of widespread pedophilia, homosexuality, and pornography among clergy, pastors, and ministers, with some denominations even allowing ordained Gay or Lesbian ministers to serve. So far, the Catholic Church in America alone has paid out over $2.5 billion in child sex abuse settlement over the past decades. Jesus had a special warning to ministers: ‘Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the WILL of my Father which is in heaven. MANY will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work INIQUITY’ Mt7:21-23.
How MANY ministers who thought they were serving Jesus, will learn that He had disavowed ever knowing them? Re20:15 warns ‘And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire’. In the END, INIQUITY shall abound and MANY who turn away from God will perish- priests, pastors, politicians, and people alike!
THE GREAT FALLING AWAY- Choose Whom You Will Serve Today
As Paul stated in 2Th2:3-12, THE RAPTURE shall come, then the FALLING AWAY will ensue, and the MAN OF SIN will be revealed, the SON OF PERDITION aka THE ANTICHRIST, who will then rule the world for 42 months Re13:5 during the GREAT TRIBULATION, spoken by Jesus Mt24:21. Then JESUS will return to earth and ‘destroy (THE ANTICHRIST) with the brightness of His coming‘ 2Th2:8, Re19:15,20.
God is warning us through His Word to decide whom we will serve today and where we will spend eternity! Will you choose GOD or SATAN, JESUS CHRIST or THE ANTICHRIST, good or evil, righteousness or sin, life or death, blessings or curses, heaven or hell, eternal life or eternal damnation? Jesus said ‘Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and MANY there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it’ Mt7:13,14. As the world is literally falling apart in increasing sin and shame, one can either continue on the broad road to destruction like MANY are already on, or take the narrow road to eternal life, with only a FEW on it now.
It is not necessary for anyone to perish in the lake of fire, because Jesus already paid the price for our sins Jn3:16. But we all need to REPENT and RETURN to God, and REMAIN with Him! Jesus warned ‘except ye REPENT, ye shall all likewise perish’ Lk13:3. The KEY to our SALVATION and ETERNAL LIFE is REPENTANCE, and accepting JESUS CHRIST as our personal SAVIOUR! Amen!