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THE RAPTURE- SOONER THAN YOU THINK

THE CASE FOR BEING RAPTURE READY

The Rapture may come sooner than most people think. As there is great increasing turmoil in today’s world, it appears that we may be living in the last days before Jesus’ return for His saints in the Rapture. Major conflicts and wars are developing, apocalyptic natural disasters increasing, major pandemics such as Ebola flaring up, and  a major world financial collapse due to great indebtedness is on the horizon. Also gross immorality, debauchery, greed, corruption, violence, and wickedness are on the rise.

Jesus warned ‘For then shall be Great Tribulation, such as was not since the BEGINNING of the world to this time..’ Mt24:21. Jesus said ‘And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth DISTRESS OF NATIONS, WITH PERPLEXITY; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken’ Lk21:25,26.

Jesus also 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 Lk21:36, and ‘.. be ye also Ready; for in such an hour as you think not, the Son of man comethMt24:44. The apostle John wrote ‘..abide in (Jesus); that, WHEN HE SHALL APPEAR, we may have CONFIDENCE, and not be ASHAMED before Him at his coming’ 1Jn2:28. The Rapture will come as a sudden surprise, and many will be ASHAMED because they were not Ready. If so, they will be LEFT BEHIND to suffer in the coming Great Tribulation. 

We must be Rapture Ready because ‘..the day of the Lord so COMETH AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT’ 1Th5:2, furtively. Jesus said He is coming only for those who are Ready for Him Mt24:44; for a Church ‘without spot or wrinkle.. holy and without blemish’ Ep5:27; for a pure and holy people Ti2:14, for those that are watching and praying Lk21:36. Jesus said ..behold, I COME QUICKLY, and my REWARD is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be’ Re22:12. The apostle Paul wrote ‘waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall also CONFIRM YOU UNTO THE END, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ’ 1Co1:8.

Paul said ‘..unto them that look for Him shall he APPEAR THE SECOND TIME without sin unto SALVATIONHeb9:28. After the Rapture, great tribulation, perplexities, anxiety, and suffering shall affect every living soul Mt24:21. He wrote ‘that day shall not come except there be a falling away first..’ of many church members falling into apostasy 2Th2:3-12; ‘God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain SALVATION by our Lord Jesus Christ’ 1Th5:9; ‘even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come’ 1Th1:10. Jesus said ‘..except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish’ Lk13:5 and ‘..except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved’ Mt24:22.

BE RAPTURE READY OR BE LEFT BEHIND     

God has given many people visions and prophecies regarding the Rapture. A few years ago, Angelica Zambrano, an Ecuadorean girl in her early 20s, posted a riveting account of seeing heaven, hell, and the Rapture at http://www.testimoniesofheavenandhell.com/2011/03/angelica-zambrano-was-shown-the-kingdoms-of-heaven-and-hell-and-the-return-of-christ/   Angela said Jesus is ONLY coming back for a holy people, and many of God’s children will not be ready on that day, and will be left behind in a world that will fall apart. How can we be Rapture Ready and not be Left Behind? The Bible is our roadmap to Jesus and the Father. Jesus said ‘I am the way the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me’ Jn14:6; ‘I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee’ Heb13:5. Jesus said ‘.. the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life’ Jn6:63. By following Jesus words, we can become Rapture Ready and not be Left Behind.

THE RAPTURE- OUR ESCAPE, OUR SALVATION AND OUR REDEMPTION

The Lord saidMy people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee’ Hos4:6. Unless we have knowledge of the Endtimes and are preparing for Jesus’ coming, God will reject us and we will be Left Behind to live in a world that is falling apart! Jesus said ‘..I will come again, and receive you unto myself Jn14:3.

We must be Rapture Ready or we will all perish like the people in Noah’s days, or the 5 foolish virgins who were not ready Mt25:11. Many will be Left Behind, not prepared to escape ‘the wrath of God (that) cometh on the children of disobedience’ Co3:6. The Rapture is an ESCAPE from the Great Tribulation coming upon the earth. Paul wrote ‘..how shall we ESCAPE, if we neglect so great SALVATION  Heb2:3. He said ‘..work out your own SALVATION with fear and trembling’ Php2:12. Jesus said ‘when these things BEGIN to come to pass, then look up, lift up your heads; for your REDEMPTION draweth nigh’ Lk21:28! Thus, we see that the RAPTURE in itself  is our ESCAPE, our SALVATION, and also our REDEMPTION!

THE RAPTURE- JESUS, OUR BLESSED HOPE  

Ti2:13,14 state ‘Looking for that BLESSED HOPE, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ,Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and PURIFY unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works’Not to be ready, is to be Left Behind, to suffer in the coming Great Tribulation. Those not ready, who left their first love, the lukewarm, the fornicators Re2,3, those who love the world 1Jn2:15 will be Left Behind. While it is not certain when the Rapture will be, we are told to watch for the signs of His coming and to be ready. Jesus said ‘I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also’ Jn14:2,3.

While in the garden of Gethsemane Jesus prayed, Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, BE WITH ME WHERE I AM..’ Jn17:24. Jesus is now in heaven Ac1:11! Paul said ..For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise firstThen we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words1Th4:16-18. This is the Rapture of the Saints. Jesus himself shall descend from heaven and cause the dead and those alive in Him to arise up, to be caught up together to meet Him in the air and to be with Him forever.

We are told to comfort one another with these wordsBut unless pastors and leaders prepare people for Jesus’ coming and the Rapture, many believers, including themselves, will be Left Behind. Sadly, many pastors don’t believe in a Rapture or that we are living in the Endtimes. They give no comfort as they were told. Thus, many believers will also be duped and unprepared for the Rapture and will be Left Behind.

Signs of Jesus’ Coming   

There are many signs in the Bible which prophesied the soon coming of Jesus Christ to earth. 1. The rebirth of the nation Israel Is66:8, 2. The worldwide preaching of the gospel of the kingdom to all nations Mt 24:14, 3. Great earthquakes in divers places; famines, pestilences, and diseases; fearful sights and great signs from heaven Lk21:11, 4. Increasing immorality, corruption, and violence 2Pe2:6, 5. Many false prophets deceiving many Mt24:11; 6. Great apostasy in the churches 2Ti3:5, and a falling away of believers 2Th2:2-12, 7. Wars and rumors of war Mk13:7, 8. Distress of nations with perplexity Lk21:25, 9. The rise of the Antichrist in the New World Order- a One World gov’t, religion, society, economic and monetary system Re13:1-18, 10. Great tribulation such as the world has never known before Mt24:21. Other signs describe people in the last days as being very greedy, wicked, immoral, proud, arrogant, hedonistic, homosexuals, and false worshippers 2Ti3:5.

The book of Revelation also gives many more Endtime signs before Jesus returns. It speaks of the 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse of war, famine, death and destruction, worldwide pestilence and desolation Re6. One third of the earth will be affected, and many killed Re8,9. Today there are over 10 nations with nuclear weapons, so a catastrophic nuclear war is very likely occur. 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 Lk21:36. We must endure till the end to be to be saved Mt24:13 from the terrible things coming upon the earth; to escape death and to take part in the Rapture. To be Rapture Ready requires revelation on what is happening today and what God is doing, to know that we are nearing the end, and to be prepared for Jesus’ coming.

Parables Regarding the Rapture

Jesus spoke many parables regarding how we should live, and what the kingdom of heaven was liken to. The Parable of the 10 Virgins is a good example of the coming Rapture Mt25:1-13. Five virgins were wise because they had sufficient oil in their lamps, and five were foolish, not having enough oil. They all went forth to meet the Lord, but slumbered and slept while waiting for the bridegroom. At midnight, there was a shout ‘..Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him’ v6. All the virgins trimmed their lamps, but the foolish virgins ran out of oil and asked the wise for some for their ‘lamps are gone out’ v8. The wise virgins told them to go and buy their own oil.

Meanwhile ‘the bridegroom came and they that were READY went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut‘ v10. The foolish returned and said ‘Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I KNOW YOU NOT. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh’ v11-13. Many have speculated what the oil symbolizedthe Holy Spirit or the Word of God, but in this parable Jesus flatly said I KNOW YOU NOT!’  Here ALL WERE VIRGINS waiting to meet the Lord, but Jesus disclaimed knowing the 5 foolish virgins even though they did return later with some oil. Jesus disclaimed knowing them and they were Left Behind. The foolish virgins names were not found in ‘the Lamb’s book of life’ Re21:27; ‘And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire’ Re20:15. We must be wise and not remain foolish to be taken up in the Rapture and to be with the Lord forever 1Th4:17.

Another is the Parable of the King Son’s Wedding Feast Mt22:1-14. MANY were invited to come, but they refused, and some even killed the King’s messengers. The Kingwas wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city’. Then he sent his servants  saying ‘The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as MANY as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as MANY as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a WEDDING GARMENT? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For MANY are called, but FEW are chosen’ v7-14. Could this mean only a FEW will be chosen to partake in the Rapture? Here we see that this guest was not clothed properlynot having a wedding garment’. He was cast into outer darkness (hell) and in torment. We need the right garments on to be taken in the Rapture.

The apostle Peter said to ‘..be clothed with humility’ 1Pe5:5. Paul wrote ‘Put on the whole armour of God.. having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God’ Ep6:11-17. We must be clothed properly with humility, holiness, truth- the word of God, righteousness and faith in order to partake in the Rapture.

HOW TO BE RAPTURE READY- THROUGH SANCTIFICATION OF THE SPIRIT 2Th2:13

We must love God, abide In Jesus and in His Word and be filled, be led, and be SEALED with the HOLY SPIRIT OF PROMISE Ep1:13. We mustlove the Lord thy God with all thy heart, thy soul, thy mind.. love one another as thyself  Mt22:37,39, and abide in Jesus and His Word in us Jn15:7. We must be filled with the Spirit Ep5:18 and be led by the Holy Spirit: ‘For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God’ Ro8:14.

Paul wrote ‘.. grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are SEALED unto the day of REDEMPTION!’ Ep4:30. We must depend on the Spirit of Truth to teach and guide us Jn14:26,16:13. We must have revelation- ‘meat in due season’ Mt24:45 from the Holy Spirit to know what God is doing in these last days. 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. It is the Holy Spirit of God who SEALS us and will Raise us up in the Rapture on the day of our REDEMPTION!

Repent- Be Pure and Holy

Jesus said ‘Repent and believe the gospel’ Mk1:15. ‘Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of REFRESHING  shall come from the presence of the Lord’ Ac3:19. Ask God to ‘forgive us our sins and to cleanse us of all unrighteousness’ 1Jn1:9. Forgive one another Mt6:12. Confess our faults Jas5:16. Do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with thy God Mic6:8. Paul wrote ‘.. if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new’ 2Co5:17. We must deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Jesus; also lose our lives for His sake Mt16:24,25. Purify ourselves’ 1Jn3:3.

Only the PURE in heart shall SEE God Mt5:8, and be like Jesus 1Jn3:2. Paul wrote LOOKING for that Blessed Hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and PURIFY unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works’ Ti2:13,14.  Peter said ‘Be ye HOLY; for I am HOLY’ 1Pe1:16. He said ‘Follow peace with all men, and HOLINESS, without which no man shall SEE the Lord’ Heb12:14. God has called us unto HOLINESS 1Th4:7.

Watch and Pray   

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’ Lk21:36. ‘Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come’ Mt24:42. ‘Pray without ceasing’ 1Th5:17. Pray ‘in the Spirit’ Ep6:18. Pray in the Holy Ghost Jude20, forthe Spirit maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered’ Ro8:26.

Have Faith in God- Know the Word of God

Faith is needed to please God He11:6. We must have faith in God Mk11:22. No Faith, no Rapture! Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God Ro10:17. Believe God and doubt not Mk11:23. We must increase our Faith Lk17:5. We must study the Word to be approved unto God, to be able to rightly divide the Word of truth 2Ti2:15. We must ‘live.. by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God’ Mt4:4. We must be sanctified by thy Word Jn17:17; be ‘sanctified and cleansed by the washing of the water by the Word’ Ep5:26. ‘Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee’ Ps119:11. Know Jesus, and the power of his resurrection Php 3:10, etc.

Know Your Spiritual Authority Over the Devil

Satan is the enemy of our souls Re12:12, but we can have spiritual authority over himPeter wrote ‘Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour’ 1Pe5:8. Know the weapons of our warfare2Co10:4; the blood of the Lamb, the word of our testimony Re12:11; the name of the Jesus Christ Mk16:17; the Word of God 1Jn2:14; even our faith 1Jn5:4; ‘..be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might Ep6:10.

Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil’ Ep6:10,11; Know your power over the enemy. Binding and loosening Mt16:19,18:18. Stand on the Word of God for ‘..greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world’ 1Jn4:4. God has given us the Spirit of Power, of love, and of a sound mind 2Ti1:7. Jesus said ‘Behold, I give unto you Power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the Power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you’ Lk10:19.

The Rapture Is An Elective One- You Make the Choice 

Finally, like accepting Jesus Christ in order to be saved, only you alone can make the decision to be taken in the Rapture by making yourself Ready as Jesus said to do so! If you love the Lord’s appearing 2Ti4:8, are looking for that BLESSED HOPE Ti2:13 and for your REDEMPTION Lk21:28; if you are watching and praying to be accounted worthy to ESCAPE the coming evil Lk21:36; want to please God Heb11:5; are led by the Spirit of God Ro8:14, seeking God’s kingdom and His righteousness Mt6:33, are PURE and HOLY Mt5:8,1Pe1:16, then Jesus will return to receive you unto Himself in the Rapture to heaven Jn14:3.

Regarding the Rapture, King David wrote ‘Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart.. Ps24:3; and ‘who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart..’ Ps15:1,2. Thus, if you want to participate in the Rapture , then you alone must prepare for it for yourself. If you are not Rapture Ready, you will be Left Behind. Thus, the Rapture is an elective and selective event! Only you alone can decide by the way you live your life, and it is God who will select those worthy to be taken in the Rapture! Maranatha, the Lord Cometh 1Co16:22.

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PREPARING FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD

Preparing For the Coming of the Jesus Christ in the Rapture

Unless people have knowledge of the Endtimes, and are prepared for Jesus’ Coming, they will be LEFT BEHIND in the Antichrist system that is now subtly engulfing the whole world. Unless the pastors and leaders prepare their people for His coming, many will be LEFT BEHIND, including themselves. Hos4:6 states My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee..’. God is calling a holy and pure people Tit2:13,14, Ep1:4 to take them alive with Him to heaven in the Rapture 1Th4:17. We need to be Rapture Ready in order to ESCAPE God’s wrath coming upon the earth in the Great Tribulation 1Th1:10. Like the people in Noah’s days who perished or the 5 foolish virgins Mt25:11, many will not be READY, but will be LEFT BEHIND to suffer, die, or be martyred. They will not be ready for the Lord’s coming and ESCAPE, for the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience Co3:6.

One can only prepare for the Day of the Rapture, but never for the Great Tribulation! Jesus repeatedly warned us to WATCH, PRAY, BE READY, BE PURE, BE HOLY, TO LOOK FOR HIS RETURN in order to ESCAPE the things which shall come to past in the Endtimes Lk21:36! If one does not believe in, or is not ready for the Rapture and is LEFT BEHIND, it would be impossible for him to prepare for the atrocities that will occur during the Great Tribulation- a most terrible, terrifying, miserable, hopeless, painful, and grievous 42 months period of living hell on earth Re13:5,7!

Jesus said ‘..except those days be shortened, there should no flesh be saved..’ Mt24:22. This means if the Great Tribulation were to continue much longer, everyone would either die or be killed! There will be wars throughout the world, great nuclear explosions, great natural disasters, famine, droughts, pestilence, and plagues wiping out millions upon millions of people! Everyone would be helpless while living through it. If one does not have the faith to believe the words of Jesus, ‘..I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there you may be also’ Jn14:3, then there is no other ESCAPE for him, but to be LEFT BEHIND to suffer in the Great Tribulation.

Signs of  the Endtimes 

What does the Bible say about the Endtimes? Referring tothe end of the world’, Jesus said ‘..he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved’ Mt24:13. What must we endure to be saved, and to be saved from what? Jesus also said ‘..when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth Lk18:8. The Bible foretold of many signs of the Endtimes before Jesus’ return to earth. They are found throughout the Bible, especially in Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21, and in the book of Revelation. Some signs are;

  • Israel’s rebirth as a nation in 1948 will culminate in the final great war of Armageddon Is66:8, Re16:16, Zec14:2,
  • The worldwide preaching of the Gospel of the kingdom to all nations Mt24:14, Mk16:15,
  • Great earthquakes in divers places; famines, and pestilences; fearful sights and great signs from heaven Lk21:11,
  • Increasing immorality, corruption, and violence 2Ti3:1-4, 2Pe2:6,
  • Many false prophets and false Christs deceiving many believers Mt24:4,5,11,24,
  • Great apostasy in the churches 2Ti3:5, and a Great falling away of believers 2Th2:2-12,
  • Wars and rumours of war Mt24:6, Mk13:7,
  • Distress of nations with perplexity Lk21:25, and Worldwide economic collapse Re18:9-11
  • Rise of the Antichrist in a New World Order- a One World Gov’t, Religious, Social, Economic, Monetary System Re13:1-18.
  • Great Tribulation such as the world has never known before Mt24:21.

The total fulfillment of all these signs represent ‘the end of the world described by Jesus to his disciples Mt24:3. 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’ Lk21:36. He said we must endure till the end to be to be saved from the terrible things that are coming upon the earth Mt24:13,21. To be Rapture Ready to ESCAPE, requires believing that we are nearing the End, knowing what God is doing and what is happening today, and preparing for the Lord’s coming. 

A Worldwide Monetary Collapse; the Death of the US$

Today we live in a global economy such as what happens in America and other major countries may affect the rest of the world. The whole world is built upon a mountain of debt ready to collapse. For example, the present debt crisis in the Eurozone countries is a very dangerous problem that can topple the world. Over the past 5 years, China has increased her national debt tremendously. Japan’s debt is over 2.5 times her annual GDP. However, America is in the worst debt situation per capita than all these countries. In 2004, our national debt was $7 trillion. Today, it is nearly $20 trillion, equivalent to over $60,000 for every man, woman and child. Our leaders are reluctant and powerless to address and reduce the national debt, and we are heading for another major debt crisis in early Feb 2014. America’s only recourse is for the US Federal Reserve Bank to continue quantitative easing, to print more money out of thin air, till the US$ becomes worthless and collapses.

When the US$ collapses, all nations will suffer along with America, because the US$ is the world’s reserve currency, used and held by every country. The demise of the US$ due to excessive US indebtedness will destroy the present world’s economic system. An economic collapse due to bank failures, terrorism, war, famine, national calamities and disasters will bring America and the rest of the world to ‘their knees’ worse than the Great Depression of the 1930s. Jesus spoke of a time when ‘Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth..’ Lk21:26. Many heart attacks will occur when the financial market crashes. So how should we prepare for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ? How can we be prepared, and what must we do to be saved? 

How To Prepare for Jesus’ Coming At the Rapture

  • Watching and Praying to Be Accounted Worthy to Escape the Coming World Crises Lk21:36.
  • Be Filled With the Holy Spirit Ep3:18b; Be Led by the Spirit of God Ro8:14; Be Sealed With the Holy Spirit of God Ep4:30.
  • Study and Live by Every Word 2Ti2:15, 2Ti3:16, Mt4:4; Abide in Jesus Jn15:5,7.
  • Be Pure and Holy Mt5:8, Heb12:14, Tit2:13,14, 1Jn3:3; Love God and Not the World 1Jn2:15; Must Forgive Others Mk11:26.
  • Seek God’s Kingdom First and His Righteousness Mt6:33 
  • Preach the Gospel Mk16:15; Please God by Doing His Will Mt6:9,10, Mt7:21, Mt12:50. 
  • The 3 R’s in the book of Ezekiel- REPENT, RETURN, and REMAIN With the Lord – Ez3:17-21

Watching and Praying For the Rapture

Jesus said to watch for the signs of His return, and to pray to escape the bad things that He prophesied would come to pass. He said ‘..nation shall rise against nation.. there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places’ Mt24:6; ‘.. there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.. when these things BEGIN TO COME TO PASS, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your REDEMPTION draweth nigh’ Lk21:25,28.

Today, there are many reports of strange signs in the heavens- comets, fireballs, and meteorites, UFOs, and on earth- sinkholes, water turning red, massive bird and sea-life kills, new volcanoes erupting, strong earthquakes, and superstorms and typhoons. Jesus instructed us to PRAY  Our Father..thy kingdom come..lead us not into temptation, but Deliver Us From Evil Mt6:11, 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 Lk21:36. The Rapture is our only ESCAPE  from the coming Great Tribulation!

Be Filled, Led, and SEALED WITH THAT HOLY SPIRIT OF PROMISE 

We need the Holy Spirit working in our lives to prepare us for the Rapture. Jesus said ‘.. but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence’ Ac1:5. The Holy Spirit is given to teach us all things Jn14:26, guide us into all truth, to show us things to come Jn16:13,14, Ro8:14. Paul wroteBut 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. Paul said ‘Ye were SEALED with that Holy Spirit of PROMISE Ep1:13, andgrieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are SEALED unto the Day of REDEMPTION Ep4:30. The Holy Spirit shall quicken our mortal bodies to meet Jesus in the AIR 1Th4:17, and the PROMISE is the Rapture- the Day of Our REDEMPTION!

Study and Live By Every Word of God 

Paul saidStudy to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth’ 2Ti2:15. He saidAll scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works’ 2Ti3:16,17. Jesus saidMan shall not live on bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God’ Mt4:4. Here we also see the importance of the Word of God for correct doctrine on how to live, and what to do. We need to STUDY the Bible and know the Word to be prepared for Jesus’ coming in the Rapture.

Be Pure and Holy; Love God and Others; Must Forgive Others

1Jn3:1-3 stateBehold, what manner of Love The Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.. when he 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’. Jesus saidBlessed are the PURE in heart for they shall SEE God Mt5:8. Paul wrote ‘Follow peace with all men, and HOLINESS, without which no man shall SEE the Lord’ Heb12:14. Paul saidLOOKING for that blessed hope, and the glorious APPEARING of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might REDEEM us from all iniquity, and PURIFY UNTO HIMSELF a peculiar people, zealous of good works’ Tit2:13,14.

The first and great commandment is to love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul, and mind, and the 2nd one is to love thy neighbor as yourself  Mt22:37,39. ButLove not the world.. If any man love the world, the love of The Father is not in him’ 1Jn2:15.  Also we need to forgive others when they trespass against us. Mk11:26 states ‘..if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses’. All these scriptures state that we need to be PURE and HOLY, Love the Lord and others, and Forgive others in order to SEE and be with Jesus in the Rapture.

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness 

Jesus instructed us to ‘..seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you’ Mt6:33. We need to find our roles in life to fulfill God’s kingdom on earth, by doing His will. What does God want us to do? What is the Holy Spirit telling us to do and how is He leading us? Are we abiding in Jesus and His Word abiding in us? Are we taking up our cross, denying ourselves and following Him Mt16:24? Do we have love one for another? Jesus said ‘By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to anotherJn13:35. God promised His protection and blessings if we put His kingdom and His righteousness first. Are we bearing much fruitJesus said ‘Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples’ Jn15:7,8. Paul wroteFor the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but RIGHTEOUSNESS, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost’ Ro14:17.

Preach the Gospel and Please God by Doing His Will 

In the Great Commission, Jesus told us to preach the Gospel to everyone Mt28:19,20, Mk16:15, Lk24:49, and Ac1:8. Jesus said ‘Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature Mk16:15. He told us also to do the Will of our Father in heaven: ‘For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own Will, but the Will of him that sent me’ Jn6:38, and ‘..as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you’ Jn20:21. When we obey God, this pleases and gives us great favor with Him. Jesus saidIf 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 and ‘..Whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you’ Jn15:16. Jesus said no oneshall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven’ Mt7:21.

The 3 R’s in the book of EzekielREPENT, RETURN, and REMAIN With the Lord

In Ezekiel chapter 3, God’s warnings were directed to 3 groups of people- the Wicked, the Backslider, and the RIGHTEOUS, much like the 3 groups mentioned by Jesus in in his message to church of the Laodiceans, the Cold, the Lukewarm, and the Hot Christians Re3:16. God told Ezekiel if the Watchman did not warn the Wicked or the Backslider, they will die in their sins, but his blood would I require at thine hand Ez3:18,20.

In the 1st and 2nd groups, the Wicked and the Backslider, they both needed to REPENT or they would die in their sins. One big difference regarding the Backslider is that God will NOT remember any of his once righteousness, unless he REPENTS. In the 3rd group, the RIGHTEOUS shall surely live, ONLY if he remained RIGHTEOUS. The implication here is that ONLY the RIGHTEOUS who REPENTS, RETURNS, and REMAINS true to the Lord will be taken by Jesus in the Rapture. Jesus said ‘Except ye REPENT, ye shall all likewise perishLk13:3. No one will be taken in the Rapture unless he REPENTS and REMAIN RIGHTEOUS with the Lord!

Preparing For Jesus’ Coming

Much of what is written in the New Testament relates to how we should live and how to prepare for Jesus’ coming. God chose you and I to be living in this most exciting time in history when Jesus is returning soon to receive a people unto Himself, to take us in the Rapture Jn14:3. Jesus is not returning for an Apostate Church or for lukewarm and backslidden people, but ONLY for a Faithful REMNANT who have prepared themselves for His coming, like Noah and his family, and the 5 wise virgins who had sufficient oil in their lamps Mt25:4. Likewise, the PASTORS, as GOD’S WATCHMEN, must also WARN the people under them. If not, the people will indeed perish, but THEY will be held accountable to God for not warning the people to REPENT, RETURN, and REMAIN RIGHTEOUS- for the Wicked to REPENT of his sins v18, for the Backslider to RETURN to RIGHTEOUSNESS v20, and for the RIGHTEOUS to REMAIN RIGHTEOUS v21. Their blood God would require in the PASTORS’ HANDS- the shepherd of God’s flock!

Finally, though the hour for mankind is very late, there is still time to REPENT, RETURN, and REMAIN true to God, to prepare to be Rapture Ready- ‘..For the coming of the Lord draweth nigh’ Jas5:8, and ‘..ye know neither the Day nor the Hour’ Mt25:13! Just WATCH and PRAY that you may be accounted WORTHY TO ESCAPE  all the terrible and evil things that SHALL COME TO PASS, and to stand before Jesus in the Rapture Lk21:36!

PREPARE TO MEET YOUR GOD- A MESSAGE FOR THE ENDTIMES

TRUE LOVE  vs FALSE LOVE

TRUE LOVE is to warn others of God’s forthcoming judgment, the Endtimes, and of Hell! FALSE LOVE is to deny this, and only speak of love, good works, and brotherhood with one another, like many churches today are doing! They give no warning of the Endtimes that we are living in, as spoken by Jesus and the apostles. This paper will discuss who God is, why we are here on earth, our relationship with Him, and whether we will be prepared to meet God when we die, or in the Rapture, or when Jesus returns to establish His kingdom here on earth! At the conclusion of this paper we will look at the amazing testimony of Angelica Zambrano who visited heaven and hell, and her vision of seeing the soon coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Rapture!

ARE YOU PREPARED TO MEET YOUR GOD?  How well do you know Him, and of His plan and purpose for you? As world events are heating up greatly with threats of a Middle East war, Europe, Japan and America on the brink of financial collapse due to extreme indebtedness, strange things happening like rivers turning blood red, great swarms of spiders and locusts falling from the sky, many great sinkholes, thousands of dead fishes on the beaches, weird unknown booming atmospheric sounds everywhere, great natural disasters occurring in greater frequency and intensity, gross wickedness abounding everywhere, even as America is fast becoming the United States of Sodom and Gomorrah which God destroyed, the churches falling into deep apostasy, and the fulfillment of many endtime Bible prophecies, it is very important for us to know who God is, what His plan and purpose are, His forthcoming judgment, and of our final destination- heaven or hell.

The Bible tells us there is a heaven to gain and a hell to shun. This is what the Gospel of Jesus Christ is all about. Jas4:14 states ‘..For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away’, or 1Pe1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away’. Life is very short, like a vapor or the grass that withers and dies, but eternity, heaven and hell are forever! What we do with our knowledge of God will determine where we will spend Eternity either in everlasting joy or in everlasting damnation and torment! Only in this life will we have the opportunity to accept God blessings of grace and mercy, or reject Him and let the Devil destroy and to take us to hell! When we die it would be too late to repent of our sins, and to accept Jesus Christ as Saviour! 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. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already..’! Where will you spend Eternity? Believe in Jesus Christ and be saved; reject Him and be cast into Hell forever, for Jesus is our ONLY way to heaven!

Knowing God For Our Lives

God told the prophet Hosea My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject theeHos4:6. Our destiny and our final destination in life depends upon our personal relationship and knowledge of God. God is revealed in the 66 books of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. We appreciate and love God through studying the Bible. It reveals His nature, His attributes, His desires, His plan, what He wants from us and what He wants do for us. In the book of Genesis, we learn that God is the Creator:In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth’ Ge1:1. Then in the last book Revelation, it tells us that God is our Judge: And I saw a great white throne.. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God.. and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works Re20:11,12. The Bible states that God is love 1Jn4:8; but God is also a fearful judge:It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God He10:31; For our God is a consuming fire Heb12:29.

Who is God and What is God All About?

God is the self-existent One, who has no beginning and no ending. He always was and always will be God! God revealed Himself to Moses as I AM THAT I AM Ex3:14. The Bible states 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. God is Omnificent- the Creator of all things; God is Omnipotent- the Almighty; God is Omniscient- He knows everything; God is Omnipresent-He is everywhere. Jn1:18 states ‘No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him’. Jesus saidIf ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him’ Jn14:7. God came down to earth as the man Jesus, to reveal Himself to us and to die for our sins to give us everlasting life Jn3:16! That Jesus is the Son of God 1Jn4:15, and is also God, is a great mystery, but we accept this fact by our faith and belief in His Word

The Nature and Attributes of God

God’s nature and attributes are found throughout the Bible. We learn that God is true Jn3:33, God is faithful 1Co1:9, God is good Ps73:1, God is holy Ps99:9, God is love 1Jn4:8, God is just Zec9:9, God is righteous Da9:14, God is merciful Ps116:5, God is great Ps48:1, God is mighty Job36:5. God is our Saviour Lk1:47, our Healer Ex15:26, our Deliverer Ps18:2, and our Redeemer Ps19:14. God is our light and our salvationthe strength of our lives Ps27:1, our refuge and fortress Ps91:2, our shelter and strong tower Ps61:3, our defense Ps59:9, and our provider Php4:19. God is also our Judge Ps96:13, and a jealous God De6:5. As we get to know God better, we can also depend upon Him for what He is known for! Je33:3 statesCall unto Me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things,which thou knowest not’. His name is Emmanuel, God with us Mt1:23. Indeed when we obey God, He is always here to help and to bless us when we call unto Him!

God is Sovereign- The Almighty In Charge

God is a Sovereign and Almighty God. He does what He wants, when He wants and chooses whomever He pleases, according to His own good pleasure. God does not need our approval. To illustrate God’s sovereignty in our own lives, we had no say, when we were born. We had no choice of our parents, of our gender, male or female, of our ethnicity or nationality- red, yellow, brown, black or white, and the country we were born into, e.g. Africa, China, or the USA, etc. Also, no choice of when in time and history we would be living. How would you have liked to live in the days of Noah during the great flood, when only 8 people survived, or in the days of Moses, wandering aimlessly in the desert for 40 years until many died off? But it was God who put us into this world, chose our parents, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and chose when in time we would be living. God chose you and I to be living today!

Why is this so special? God chose us to be living in the last generation of mankind before Jesus returns to judge the earth and to establish His millenial kingdom on earth. Some of us will not see death, but will be taken up alive in the Rapture. The Rapture is the most important event that we were created for; for then we will be changed from mortality to immortality. 1Co15:51-52 state Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

1Th4:16-17 state ‘For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord’. We are living in a very special time in history, when Jesus will soon return to take us to heaven. Jesus said ‘..I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am there you will be also‘ Jn14:3.Knowing God’s sovereignty reveals God’s plan, His good pleasure and His great love for us.

The Divinity of Jesus Christ- The Revelation of Jesus As God

The Bible reveals that Jesus Christ is God Himself who came down to earth to live with usThe apostle Paul declared the divinity of Jesus Christ. Paul wrote: Jesus is ‘THE BRIGHTNESS OF GOD’S GLORY AND THE EXPRESS IMAGE OF GOD’S PERSON Heb1:3, BY WHOM ALSO HE MADE THE WORLDSv2. Jesus Christ, who being in a form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with GodPhp2:6, thatGod also hath highly exalted Jesus, and given him a name which is above every namev9. 

Jesus is the image of the invisible God’ Co1:15. God was manifested in the flesh..’ 1Ti3:16. He is the Lord of Glory’1Co2:8. Jesus Christ is the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God 1Ti1:17.  In Jesus Christ, the whole family in heaven and earth is named Ep3:15. In all things Jesus should have the preeminence Co1:18. For it pleased the Father that in Jesus should all fullness dwell Co1:19. In Jesus dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily’ Co2:9. Jesus Christ is the blessed and only Potentate ..’ 1Ti6:15; the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ Tit2:13.

Then John the beloved wrote: Jesus is the Word made flesh, and dwelt among us..’ Jn1:14; ‘the Word was God’ Jn1:1. Jesus is the great I Am Jn8:58. He said if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him’ Jn14:7. Thomas called Jesus My Lord and My God Jn20:28. Jesus Christ is ‘the faithful witness, the first begotten of the dead and the prince of the kings of the earth Re1:5. Jesus is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending Re1:8, the first and the last’ Re1:11. He is Faithful and True’ Re19:11. Jesus is the KING OF Kings, and LORD OF Lords Re19:16, the Word of God v13. If you know Jesus, you should also know the Father! As we meditate on all these scriptures, we can then also appreciate this truth- JESUS CHRIST IS GOD ALMIGHTY!

The SONSHIP MESSAGE- God’s Eternal Purpose Revealed

God has an eternal purpose in Christ Jesus our Lord when He created man. Ep3:11 states ‘According to the eternal purpose which (God) purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord’. God’s purpose is to bring forth sons and daughters like Jesus Christ to share in His glory for eternity. The Omniscient God, knowing the end from the beginning, knew that Adam and Eve would sin, and that He would come to earth in the person of Jesus to die and save us from our sins! It was already in His great plan for Jesus to die for our sins; He isthe Lamb slain from the foundation of the world’ Re13:8. Before his death, in the garden of Gethsemane Jesus prayed to the Father,And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are oneJn17:22. God wants to share His glory one day with all those who are found worthy!

The SONSHIP message is a very profound message that reveals God’s desire to have more sons and daughters like Jesus Christ. Since God is love 1Jn4:8, the ultimate expression of His love is to share His glory with whom that are worthy. Heb2:10 states For it became (God) ..in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation (Jesus) perfect through sufferings’. Ro8:14 declares ‘For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God’.Ro8:16-18 state ‘The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us’.

Ro8:29,30 state For whom God did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that (Jesus) might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called.. whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified’. Php2:10 states That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation..’. God has already chosen, called, justified, and later will glorify a group of people to be like Jesus Christ. But it is up to us having a free will, to find out and to pursue what God has for us- SONSHIP. If not, we cannot attain it!

John wroteBehold, what manner of love the Father hath 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; ‘But as many as received (Jesus), to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name’ Jn1:12. Jesus saidHe that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son Re21:7. Paul also wroteAccording as God hath chosen us in Christ Jesus before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will Ep1:4,5. God’s good pleasure is to have more sons and daughters like Jesus Christ. 2Co3:18 tells ‘..we are changed from glory to glory into the same image, even as by the Spirit of God’. This is the SONSHIP MESSAGE– GOD’S ETERNAL PURPOSE is to have more sons and daughters like Jesus Christ!

PREPARE TO MEET YOUR GOD- the Angelica Zambrano Story

Here is a fascinating story of a young Ecuadorian girl, Angelica Zambrano, then 18 years old in 2009. While in a death state for 23 hours, God gave Angelica a vision of Heaven and Hell, of the Rapture, and the return of Jesus Christ to earth. She saw many things: of Jesus weeping as He overlooked multitudes of souls going to Hell, of a world that has rejected Him, of the Church that is mostly unprepared for His coming, a people that have stopped witnessing to the lost, and an entertainment industry that lures people, even children to Satan and to Hell. She saw many of today’s esteemed cultural icons, famous and prominent people, suffering in Hell- singers, entertainers, ministers, pastors, and even a PopeShe also saw two cousins and even her great-grandmother there in Hell. They were all grievously tormented by demons, in flames and in pain, with worms consuming them (See Mk9:46-48)! All begged for mercy and forgiveness , but it was too late for them to repent and escape the punishment of Hell!

Angelica also saw the kingdom of Heaven, how wonderfully prepared and ready it is for true believers of Christ- an unimaginable glorious place, where no evil exists. She saw the beauty, joy, and glory in heaven. She saw the people and the angels praising and worshiping God. Angelica was enthralled by the heavenly scene and did not want to return back to earth. She was then shown the Rapture, where people disappeared in the air- men, women, and young children; but many left behind because they were not ready. Angelica was told that in the Rapture, Jesus is ONLY coming back for a Holy People, and that many Christians will NOT be ready on that day, but will be left behind in a world that will be falling apart. 

Tit2:13,14 state Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and PURIFY UNTO HIMSELF A PECULIAR PEOPLE, zealous of good works. Jesus told Angelica to be a watchman, to sound the alarm, to warn the people of His soon coming; that they need to repent of their sins, be holy and be ready. She was told to share what she had seen in heaven and in hell, and of the Rapture. After 23 hours, Angelica was sent back to earth, when her spirit returned to her body. Since then she has personally witnessed to thousands, and her story PREPARE TO MEET YOUR GOD, has been posted on the Internet and already viewed by over 1.8 million people around the world! This is the message of the hour for today! JESUS IS RETURNING SOON!

 

America’s Coming Fiscal Cliff- What Should People Do, Part III Conclusion

What Should People Do- Some Actions That Can Be Taken

Since I received an email from Paul McGuire, an outstanding author of 22 books and a noted blogger on these apocalyptic endtimes that we are living in, asking me what should people do, I decided to add a Part III Conclusion to America’s Coming Fiscal Cliff.  While there are many unknowns right now on what will happen, whether Congress will take action to overturn the Budget Control Act of 2011 coming into effect on January 1, 2013 or not, and allow it to take place, there are some natural and spiritual actions we can take to attempt to ameliorate some of the harshness of the coming Fiscal Cliff in the days to come.

Whatever the case may be, there is very little we can do to forestall an economic collapse coming to America, as it has been in the making for many decades already.  It is a sure inevitability.  In fact, America’s  economic crisis has been forestalled and postponed many times before, by much borrowing, and by much printing of more and more money.  But America has reached a time of critical mass in her debt-producing  machine whereby she will one day be just ‘a dollar short, and a dollar too late‘.  Actually, there is a race going on right now to see who will collapse first, the European Union, the largest economy in the world, or America, the world’s largest GDP country.  The Economic Collapse has an excellent article on the EU’s impending collapse!  Basically, all paper currencies are all now suspects, as there are very little in tangible assets backing them.  We will look very briefly at some natural and spiritual actions that we can take to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

Some Natural Actions To Take- Prepare for Hard-times and Runaway Inflation

Recently there have been protests, civil disorder, and riots in the major PIIGS countries of Europe, namely Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain due to their heavy sovereign debts, declining economic conditions, and Gov’t cutbacks of wages and benefits. Unemployment has soared in these countries, where in Greece, over 50% of young adults under 25 are unemployed.  Businesses have shuttered, medical care and prescription drugs are hard to come by, prices for food and fuel have risen sharply, etc.  Despite how bad things are in these countries already, the worse has yet to come.  But what is happening in Europe, is just a sneak preview of what will also happen to America as we face the coming Fiscal Cliff of 2013.  There will violent ‘flash mob/riots’ and increasing crime and gangs happening all over our country.  America will have her own protests, civil disorder, and riots, and may even be under martial law, and a declared state of national emergency when the time comes!  Is it not a wonder and a coincidence that the Department of Homeland Security has recently purchased 1.4 billion hollow point bullets for itself and other Federal agencies?  For what purpose and for what reason where these bullets purchased for use in America?      

Prepare for hard-times and runaway inflation– food storage, gardening, energy efficiency, protect your homes, convert cash into silver and gold coins, develop strong relationships with people of like-mind whom you can trust, have cash on hand in case of an electronic bank run, take capital gains this year rather than next year when tax rates will increase (less than 3 months left to do so), those older than age 59 ½  may want to withdraw some cash in their IRA/401K this year and pay the taxes now, rather than wait for the tax rates to go up next year. Also, with runaway inflation, a $100,000 in a pension account may not be worth much upon payout later (remember Germany’s Weimar Republic 1920’s debacle, when hyperinflation destroyed their currency, and it became worthless).  It may be better to take long term capital gains this year when tax rates are lower, than next year in the face of rising taxes.  Many sophisticated investors are already aware of this fact and are ready to sell, as they anticipate a sharp sell-off in the stock market this year, even as market indices are at a near record 5 year high!

If you have a home mortgage, you may want to refinance it for a much lower interest rate. Presently, rates are the lowest they have ever been, where a 30 year mortgage can be gotten at 3.25%, and a 15 year mortgage, 2.75%.  Our present low-interest rate scenario is unsustainable.  Like Paul McGuire wrote in his book The Day the Dollar Died, I also foresee the eventual death of the US$ and all paper currencies- the Euro, Yen, British Pound, Yuan, Swiss Franc etc.  Rev13:16-18 tell us this will happen- no paper money will be allowed for any transactions to buy or sell, but instead only the mark of the Beast will be accepted.  Already some Gov’ts around the world are calling for ‘a National ID’ which would be a prelude to the mark of the Beast.  This can easily happen within the next 3 to 5 years, if not sooner. There are a multiplicity of things you can and should do to protect yourself, depending upon your personal circumstances, needs, and environment.  But only you can decide what action to take!

Spiritual Actions Needed For Deliverance

The Bible is very clear what we need to do in order to be saved!  Ac16:31 states ‘.. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house’.  Ro10:13 tells ‘For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved’.  Jer33:3 declares ‘Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not‘.  Ps121:1,2 state ‘I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth’.  There are many more scriptures of help and deliverance in the Bible, and it is only God who can help us in the coming convulsion and collapse that will be facing America and our economy!

But before we can call upon God and ask Him for help, there are certain things we must first do on our own.  We need to humble ourselves, pray and seek God’s face, repent of our own sins, turn from our wicked ways and turn to God.  Only then will He hear from heaven, forgive us of our sins, and will deliver us (2Chr7:14).

Jeremiah, the prophet of doom and judgment, speaking on behalf of God said;

‘If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned.  And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted, and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it’. Jer18:7-10 NIV.

The latter part of this scripture text certainly describes present-day America!  America has truly forsaken God, and has rejected His ways, as has been earlier stated in Part I and Part II of America’s Coming Fiscal Cliff!

As a student of the Bible for many years, I believe in the Rapture of the Saints, a supernatural and sovereign move by God to take us physically to heaven with Him, much as Enoch, Elijah, and Jesus were taken.  I would also like to bring your attention to my posts- Signs of the Coming Antichrist and Be Rapture Ready, or Be Left Behind.  In the Rapture paper, I tried to capture the nuances of the Rapture, and how to ensure that one will be be taken up, and not be left behind.  To many in this world of 7 billion people, this may appear as pure nonsense, but for true believers, the Rapture is our only hope of escaping the wrath of God, and the evil to come upon the earth.  See Lk21:28,36, Jn14:1-6, Heb2:3, 1Th1:10, 1Th4:16-18, 1Th5:9, Tit2:13,14, Re3:10.

Jesus said,

‘Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, AND RECEIVE YOU UNTO MYSELF; that where I am, there ye may be also’  Jn14:1-3.

Lk21:36 states ‘Watch ye therefore and pray always  that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and stand before the Son of man.  Jesus said ‘Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh‘ Mt24:44.  1Th5:2 states ‘For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.  1Th5:9 tells ‘For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ‘.  From just these few scripture verses alone regarding the Rapture, we see that we need to watch and pray always, and be worthy to escape the coming wrath that will fall upon the earth.  The Rapture is our salvation, our escape, our redemption, our deliverance from evil, and our reward for obeying the Lord and His Word, and for being holy.  The Lord said

‘Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing;  AND I WILL RECEIVE YOU, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty’ 2Co6:18.

Jesus will receive and take with Him in the Rapture ONLY those who are praying, looking for His return, and have made themselves ready.  Pray to God, and He will give you wisdom how to live in these very perilous times 2Ti3:1, and the wisdom on what to do in time of need Heb4:16!  Sadly, many will be left behind in a world that is falling apart, because they did not believe in the Rapture or have not purified themselves 1Jn3:1-3.  They will be left behind in the Great Tribulation, the most horrible time to ever be living in the world!

Bottom line, America is in deep financial trouble heading for a FISCAL CLIFF that will bring forth her soon demise, and also for the rest of the world!  There is no way to save America because of her many years of reckless spending, uncontrolled borrowing, and the printing of too much money that has been going on for too many decadesBut we can get help by praying to God to deliver us from all evil Mt6:13, and to call upon God in our time of need Heb4:16!  Essentially, this is the whole purpose of my blog God’s Hidden Nuggets For the Endtimes found at https://drgoldsite.wordpress.com .  It is to warn people of the coming end of this age, what is prophesied to come, and to help people get ready spiritually for Jesus’ coming! Amen!