Posted by Drgold
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 thee’ Hos4:6. 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 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. 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 salvation– the 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 states ‘Call 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 us. The 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 WORLDS’v2. Jesus Christ, ‘who being in a form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God’ Php2:6, that ‘God also hath highly exalted Jesus, and given him a name which is above every name’v9.
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 is ‘the 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 one’ Jn17:22. 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 wrote ‘Behold, 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 said ‘He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son’ Re21:7. Paul also wrote ‘According 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!
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 Pope. She 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!
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