Saturday, January 10, 2015

IS THIS THE LAST CALL?

January 10, 2015:  I HAVE A MESSAGE ON MY HEART THIS MORNING. I pray that I can SUCCINCTLY state it and that it will STAND AS A WARNING to those who NEED to see and hear: PEOPLE MUST TURN TO JESUS NOW, REPENT OF THEIR SIN AND REBELLION, AND ACCEPT HIS SACRIFICE OF SHED BLOOD--POURED OUT "FOR THEM" ON THE CROSS. GOD LOVES YOU. HE WANTS YOU TO TURN TO HIM THROUGH FAITH IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, WHO DIED TO GIVE YOU ETERNAL LIFE!!! John 3:16--the whole gospel in ONE VERSE!

HOWEVER, I have the DISTINCT sensation that the people who most DESPERATELY NEED to hear the LOUD warnings from God PAY NO HEED, and are SIMPLY NOT INTERESTED.

By personal observation, I see so many who are DISTRACTED. The lusts of the flesh, the lusts of the eyes and the pride of life distracts them (which are SIN, the lures of the world, and their own PRIDE in the life they currently enjoy). I wonder if they will PAY ATTENTION to this warning. I'm not being negative when I say "Probably not."

Here's WHY:

NOAH, a godly man and a preacher of righteousness BEFORE the GREAT FLOOD, had NO CONVERTS (except his own family). The entire population of his day perished in the WRATH of God, drowned in the overflowing waters of the Flood. Warnings of that FLOOD had been issued for NOT JUST A FEW YEARS, but for CENTURIES, and then DECADES, and then THE TIME was upon them. People paid that great prophet, Noah, NO HEED. Caught up in their eating and drinking, their marrying and giving in marriages, their planting and building, their buying and selling, they went on their OWN MERRY WAY to total destruction. Yes, they had been warned!

JEREMIAH, a godly man and a powerful prophet (the WEEPING prophet) SHOUTED warnings to Israel in a TIME BEFORE THEIR BEING TAKEN INTO CAPTIVITY TO BABYLON. The entire nation (except for those like Daniel and his three friends) IGNORED the warnings. God was ANGRY with His chosen nation, because they had REBELLED against Him. They worshiped false gods (the demons represented in IDOLS), and even gave sacrifices unto those demons. God's patience wore out. Jeremiah SHOUTED the truth and called for Israel to REPENT. They DIDN'T. And the judgment came. They spent 70 years, PRISONERS to a wicked nation, and a brutal king, Babylon and King Nebuchadnezzar (a TYPE of THE ANTICHRIST, by the way).

IN the world of TODAY, I observe so MANY people who are DISTRACTED. MANY are caught up, too, in their own interests, so DISTRACTED that they DO NOT realize THE DANGER which surrounds them. Many bury their noses in video games ("...just passing the time", they may say). Many others are hooked upon their cell phones, texting to friends or tweeting, or following the tweets of celebrities. Still many others are caught up in football mania (or of other sports), gleefully cheering over championships or the playoffs. Nothing is wrong with those activities, EXCEPT the DISTRACTION! People don't SEE that the enemy of their souls (SATAN), keeps them so busy with UNIMPORTANT things that they NEGLECT the SALVATION offered to them through Jesus Christ. If people DIE without FAITH in the ONE Who DIED to save them, they are condemned ALREADY and will spend eternity in hell with the devil and his wicked angels. SOME MAY MOCK THAT, JUST LIKE THE PEOPLE DID BEFORE THE GREAT FLOOD DESTROYED THEM.

A terrible TIME of judgment APPROACHES, even now! This judgment will come BY FIRE, not water, but the end result is the same for people who REBEL. They will perish, with their eternal destiny being THE FIRES OF HELL. Hey, if you DON'T BELIEVE in hell, that DOES NOT mean it's not real! I could share prophecy after prophecy that has COME TO PASS IN EVERY SMALL DETAIL. God's Word is TRUE. He always DOES what He declares He will do. DISBELIEVE it at your own peril!

God does NOTHING until He REVEALS it through His servants, the prophets. Amos 3:7. IN THIS TIME, many, many WATCHMEN of God have climbed upon the walls (of FACEBOOK) and are SHOUTING the warnings, DAY AFTER DAY. We sense in our spirits NOW--that the TIME OF WARNING is coming to AN END. Do NOT neglect this GRACE of God, because He does NOT want you to perish. The GREAT DAY OF THE LORD approaches, a time so HORRENDOUS and terrible, that it is EVEN WORSE than the Flood of Noah's day. I could cite scripture after scripture to PROVE that point, but there's NO TIME, and little SPACE to include it in this message.

CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS, AND BE SAVED. TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION, THE ACCEPTABLE TIME OF GOD'S GRACE.

TOMORROW MIGHT BE TOO LATE FOR YOU!!!

I pray that you have not only read this message to its end, but that you RESPOND to the call of God. We don't know WHEN it might be THE LAST CALL!!!

Monday, December 29, 2014

ON BEING "LEFT BEHIND" WHEN THE CHURCH IS RAPTURED:

Who will be ready for the Rapture of the Church? Answered simply--ALL those who are BORN AGAIN through faith in Jesus' shed blood which PAID THE PENALTY for ALL of our sin when Jesus died on the cross.

How does a person become born again? Answered in its most simple form--"WHOSOEVER shall CALL upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13.

HOW is that CALL made? By believing Jesus died to SAVE YOU from God's judgment upon your sin (which IF is NOT covered by Jesus' blood WILL sentence you to hell and eternal separation from God). You MUST BELIEVE you've sinned. You TRUST totally that God has sent His only begotten Son to die for you--and to give you eternal life. You CALL upon the name of the Lord JESUS with your mouth in prayer, asking Him to cleanse you, forgive you and enter your heart. He will. YOU SHALL BE SAVED! God is FAITHFUL to do what He says in His Word.

ALL WHO ARE BORN AGAIN THROUGH FAITH IN THE LORD JESUS WILL BE RAPTURED AT THE LORD'S APPEARING IN THE AIR, WITH A SHOUT, AND THE SOUND OF A TRUMPET--BEFORE A TIME OF GOD'S ANGER AND JUDGMENT COMMONLY CALLED "THE TRIBULATION PERIOD:. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11.

BUT WHO WILL BE "LEFT BEHIND" AT HIS COMING? This answer will be longer.

Any who are "left behind" at the Rapture of the Church will be so because they trusted in SOMETHING ELSE rather than the shed blood of Jesus.

They may trust that going to Church saves them. They may trust in "doing good works" or "following" their Church's sacraments or traditions (and WOE when the Church they follow is IN ERROR). They may think they are "not as bad" as one who murders or commits terrible atrocities (ignoring--or bring ignorant of--the fact that everyone has sinned and fallen short of the glory of God). These people CLAIM the name of Jesus BECAUSE OF their adherence to a Church, but IF they do NOT really know Him in a personal true heart relationship, and are not "born again" of the Spirit, they ARE "the lost" who sit in Church pews. These are called "professing Christians"...they are "Christian in name only", and therefore Jesus must say, "I never knew you."

The errors in the Churches are addressed by Jesus in Revelation 2 and 3. Only TWO of the seven were NOT told TO REPENT. ONE: those whose faith is so strong that they die (are martyred) for Jesus [Smyrna]--these are promised to receive the CROWN of eternal life--which is in heaven in the presence of the Lord. TWO: those who know the WHOLE WORD of God; those who KEEP the word of His patience (who, in faith, are looking for His appearing at the Rapture); and those who do NOT deny the name of Jesus [Philadelphia]--these are promised to be KEPT OUT OF THE VERY TIME OF THE TRIBULATION (which is rapidly approaching in our time).

REPENTANCE is called for for these 5 errors:

There is "losing one's first love" of the Lord [Ephesus], AND "mixing" Christian doctrine WITH the vain philosophies and deceptions of the world [Pergamos]. IF people do these things for very long (with no repentance), they will become severely backslidden. The severely backslidden are NOT working for the Lord, but doing their own desires. IF one follows their own lusts and sin there WILL BE consequences: suffering, pain, illnesses, lack, frustration, anxiety and unhappiness. The call is to REPENT and RETURN to full fellowship with Jesus--then you WILL KNOW abundant life on earth and be rewarded at the Bema Seat of Jesus.

The following 3 ERRORS puts one in danger of MISSING the Rapture. IF people DO NOT REPENT of these 3, THE CONSEQUENCES are (1.) "being cast into a bed of affliction" [the Tribulation], (2.) being caught unaware as Jesus comes LIKE a thief [and suffering "the sudden destruction" of the Tribulation--1 Thessalonians 5:3], and (3.) to be spit out of His mouth when He appears in the air [therefore, being vomited into the Tribulation].

It IS possible for "church goers" to be "left behind". These are the ones who sat in a Church pew, but who missed the TRUTH of THE NECESSITY to be born again.

The last 3 ERRORS are for (1.) following the false teaching of a Jezebel within the Church who TEACHES the depths of Satan [Thyatira--Roman Catholicism]; (2.) for being dead [Sardis--NO LIFE of the the Spirit--therefore NOT being born again, which occurs in many Reformation churches because a lack of teaching]; AND (3.) for being lukewarm, indifferent, apathetic, apostate and feeling rich and in need of nothing [Laodecia--who will be spewed out of Jesus' mouth at His coming in the Rapture, the apostate and false church of the end time].

PLEASE READ AND DISCERN WHAT JESUS SAYS IN REVELATION 2 AND 3--the PROPHECY of the entire AGE of the Church on earth.

Judgment MUST begin at the house of God (1 Peter 4:17), and being "left behind" at the Rapture is a strong judgment upon those who have NOT trusted in the shed blood of Jesus to SAVE them, and who are therefore NOT born again.

What is GOD'S PROVISION, in His Word, to overcome the sin nature and to walk as PURE before our Lord?

There are many people caught in guilt trips over their own sin. This is HOW to BE FREE of the guilt. Remember, our Lord desires us to walk in CONFIDENCE and STRENGTH "in Him"--a faith-based walk. (If we are feeling guilty, we often HIDE instead, and GIVE UP in doing what Jesus really desires us to do. It's as simple as walking in prayers of confession.)

I know we are all SO AWARE of our sin nature.

BUT there IS A WAY to enter "the rest" that Jesus gives, BECAUSE HIS BLOOD HAS PARDONED US OF "ALL" OUR SIN. We can KNOW the peace that passes all understanding, and we can HAVE JOY, yes, even right now in these "sinful bodies of flesh".

We confess our sin any time we are aware of falling short--we clean our slate of sin every night as we go to bed.

I'm speaking of praying according to 1 John 1:9--If we CONFESS our sin, we KNOW He is faithful and just, and HE WILL forgive us our sin, and CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.

We therefore KEEP our relationship strong with Jesus, and we DO NOT lose His fellowship because we sinned. [This is NOT a word about losing our salvation once we are born again, BUT it IS a way to keep PURE before our Lord and to remain in constant fellowship with Him.] Those of us who have HOPE in the Pre-Tribulation coming of Jesus in the Rapture, purify ourselves, even as He is pure. 1 John 3:2-3. We do this every time we confess according to 1 John 1:9.

There are also some questions concerning the Bema Seat of Jesus--the place we where we will face our Lord (after the Rapture) to receive from Him according to what we have done (or not done) while in our flesh bodies upon the earth. 1 Corinthians 3:9-15. 1 Corinthians 9:24-27.

What is rewarded? What is not rewarded? Can we anticipate just what might await us? Or are we fearful that we might not measure up? [The Apostle Paul was aware of possibly not measuring up--that was why he paid careful attention to the lusts of his flesh, buffeting that flesh to bring it into submission to the will of the Lord. We are admonished to do the same.]

At the Bema Seat of Jesus, it is NOT our sin that is being judged by the Lord. It is our WORKS, of what sort they were.

Are our WORKS worthy to receive crowns (rewards)? Or are are they just worthless wood, hay and stubble (time wasted doing unessential things) which will be burned, and as they are burned, will we be left with no works worthy of reward?

This brought to the forefront "a trepidation" of NOT having any works that are worthy to receive the rewards of crowns. I want to address that trepidation. Perhaps, we will "be surprised" by what our Lord reckons as WORKS worthy of reward.

I must say that any time we pray for the lost; any time we give help to the needy out of our love for Jesus (mentioning His name); any time we share the Word of God with others; any time we are a faithful parent, husband or wife (following the Lord's directions in His Word); we are doing works worthy of reward.

We don't need to be pastors, or full time missionaries, or great evangelists. Even giving a cup of water in the love of Jesus (sharing His name) will be rewarded. I believe there will be rewards for small kindnesses that we have forgotten that we've even done.

The answer for any trepidation we might feel concerning our SERVICE for the Lord:

We just pray and ask the Lord to lead us every day, knowing that doors of opportunity will be opened so that we can reach out with what the Lord has laid upon our hearts to do. We also PRAY that we "recognize" the open doors of opportunity that are put into our pathways.

Doing it this way: We WILL hear the Lord say, "Well done, you faithful and obedient servant. Enter into the joy of your Lord."

OUR COMPLETE TRUST IS IN HIM--FOR EVERYTHING!!!

May the Lord God, our Father, through Jesus Christ, His Son, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, provide our every need. Philippians 4:19. HE WILL. HE DOES!!!

May all of you be richly blessed in Jesus, seated with Him in heavenly places, walking the life of faith, full of love, joy and hope.

HE IS INDEED COMING TO RAPTURE HIS OWN--AND THAT IS IMMINENT. May we be full of confidence at His coming....

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CHURCH NOT IN TRIBULATION--NOT EVEN ONE INSTANT OF IT!

Pete Garcia has written at least two articles lately (and I've shared them on my Facebook page), in which he dealt with the MISTAKEN belief the Church will be in the Tribulation...oh, perhaps NOT ALL of it, but surely up to the MIDDLE of it or just BEFORE the bowls of wrath are poured out.

 I, too, keep receiving messages concerning this topic. I have written extensive series of blogs upon the topic, and they can be found here in my blog.  So I will not REWRITE all of that information.

If you're interested, you can look it up: February 2011 (a series on the scriptural timing of the end); March 2011 (250 Reasons for the Pre-Trib Rapture, plus a series about the fallacies of the Pre-Wrath Rapture teaching); May 2011 (the Rapture in the structure of the book of Revelation); May 2012 (World Conditions at the Time of the Rapture); August 2013 (The Time is Nigh); September 2013 (End Time Signs, Burgeoning, Increasing); May 2014 (Time Is So Short -- Alert!) and August 2014 (24 Elders in Revelation).

However, I will re-emphasize a few of the points that I've made previously. That's the purpose of this post.

A person wrote to me, asking about my reference to the Rapture ALWAYS being IMMINENT. The question: "But, Sharon, what if there's 5 MORE YEARS left prior to the Rapture?"

First of all, I say that Jesus remarked about the IMMINENCE of His coming. "Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord will come." (Matthew 24:42). "Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not, the Son of man will come." (When we least expect Him, the Lord can come quickly and Rapture His own). (Matthew 24:44)

I especially like the answer to this question that is given in Mark 13:35-37--"Watch ye therefore: for you know not when the master of the house will come [from His Father's house in heaven--John 14:1-3], at even [evening], or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning. Lest coming suddenly, He find you sleeping. And what I say unto you, I say unto ALL, Watch."

The present world system is likened unto THE NIGHT. In the night, there are FOUR periods of watching [when a watchman on the wall was to be alert and looking--to make sure no enemy would creep in in the dark to rob, kill and destroy. The first watch is early night, the evening, from 6 pm to 9 pm. The second watch was later, from 9 pm to midnight am. The third watch entered the early (and dark hours) of the morning, from midnight am until 3 am, the cockcrowing hours. The fourth watch completed the long night (still dark in these early morning hours) from 3 am until morning's light, at 6 am. The master could show up at ANY of those watches!

WE ARE TOLD TO KEEP WATCHING, BECAUSE THE COMING OF THE LORD CAN HAPPEN AT ANY POINT DURING THE NIGHT. HIS RETURN TO RAPTURE THE CHURCH IS IMMINENT! IT CAN HAPPEN IN "ANY SPLIT INSTANT"! SO WATCH, THEREFORE! BE READY AT ALL TIMES....

The earliest "evening" watch can cover the years of the Church from 32 A.D. until approximately 532 A.D. The second "midnight" watch can compare to 532 A.D. until 1032 A.D., approximately. (It's interesting that this compares to what has become known as "the Dark Ages" of the Church, which "overflows on into the night" until the Reformation, around 1517 A.D.) The third "cockcrowing" watch of the night, covers approximately 1032 A.D. until 1532 A.D. That places us well into THE FOURTH and "morning" watch RIGHT NOW, when we actually SEE "the day" approaching (Hebrews 10:25). The fourth watch covers approximately the years from 1532 A.D. (the Reformation) up to 2032 A.D. (with the coming of the Lord being MUCH MORE IMMINENT than ever)!

The Apostle Paul reinforces this understanding of WATCHING during THE NIGHT. Romans 13:11-14--"And that, KNOWING the time, that NOW it is high time to AWAKE out of SLEEP: for NOW is our salvation NEARER than when we believed. THE NIGHT is far spent, THE DAY is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering [living together--cohabitation--while unmarried] and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make NOT provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof."

That, in turn, leads up to the our understanding that looking for Jesus, and loving His appearing, gives us a PRESSING INCENTIVE to purify ourselves. I'll return to that thought a little later.

This could give the idea that we DO perhaps have 5 YEARS OR MORE, between NOW and the Rapture, since the ending part of the WATCHES OF THE NIGHT is 2032 A.D. But remember, Jesus told us to WATCH during the ENTIRE NIGHT, because His coming can be at ANY MOMENT! By watching, we WILL SEE THE SIGNS that shows HOW NEAR the time really IS. We WILL KNOW the time and season for Jesus' coming, and deduce that it IS VERY NEAR, even while at the same time, we WON'T KNOW the exact day or hour. Jesus can INDEED come well BEFORE we ever reach 2032 A.D. As for me, my spirit is RESPONDING to what the Holy Spirit has ALERTED ME. We do NOT have even 5 YEARS left! The Rapture is MORE IMMINENT than it ever has been before!!!--and that's BECAUSE of a number of reasons, which I'll point out later....

Another thing to remember about counting the years: GOD RECKONS A PROPHETIC YEAR AS 360 DAYS IN LENGTH. That's why I divided the age of the Church (written above) into only APPROXIMATE years. I find it very interesting that the Reformation ended THE DARK AGES (between about 532 A.D. and 1532 A.D. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CHURCH IN THOSE YEARS?

It got caught into trappings and traditions originating from the Babylonian pagan religion, and NOT from scripture. In 312 A.D., the Roman emperor, Constantine declared Christianity a "state religion", and Rome no longer persecuted the Church, but embraced it. This led to compromise with "pagan" priests, who entered the Church through "false conversions" and introduced all manner of error, from Gnosticism to outright Babylonian idolatry. This led up to the first Pope being introduced in 606 A.D., which deepened into THE DARK AGES of the Papacy. This indeed covers a time-frame between THE END of the evening watch in 517 A.D. to the COCKCROWING between MIDNIGHT and the morning watch (532 A.D. to 1032 A.D to 1532 A.D.--when the FIRST glimmer of morning nears, and the CROW declares the coming arrival of a new day. The CROWING can relate to "96 Theses" being nailed by Martin Luther to the door of Roman Catholicism in 1517 A.D.

WHY 1517 A.D. instead of 1532 A.D.? Let's consider HOW God counts time. God does NOT use the 365 1/4 days of the solar calendar (like the Gentiles do). He uses the 360 DAYS of a prophetic calendar, which applies to a lunar calendar followed by Israel. We see this apparent especially, in the counting of the days between the decree to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and to the first coming, when Jesus was declared as "King". This is according to the "70 Week prophecy" given in Daniel 9:24-27. After Jesus was called "King" in Israel at Passover Time in 32 A.D., He was "cut-off", leaving a FINAL WEEK of seven years YET to be fulfilled IN ISRAEL. The count of that prophecy was according to the 360 day year, and it ended exactly on Palm Sunday, April 6, 32 A.D., the ONLY day in which Jesus was declared as "King", and a day in which HE HIMSELF arranged for the fulfillment--on the exact day by the 360 day year's count!

Jesus knew the time. Israel did NOT! Three days after rejoicing in their King, the same people called for His crucifixion! Jesus makes NOTE of this in Luke 19:41-44. JESUS KNEW THE TIME, and He FORETOLD what would happen in Jerusalem in 70 A.D.

Luke 19:41-44--"And when He was come near [riding on the donkey], He beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If you hadst known, even you, at least in this YOUR DAY, the things which belong unto thy peace! but NOW they are HID from your eyes. For the days shall come upon you, that your enemies [the Romans] shall cast a trench about you, and compass you round, and keep you in on every side [laying siege to Jerusalem], And shall lay you even with the ground, and you children within you; and they shall not leave in you one stone upon another; because you KNEW NOT THE TIME OF YOUR VISITATION."

JESUS CONSIDERS IT AS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW THE TIME AND THE SEASONS. Israel did NOT KNOW, and they paid a very heavy consequence. Of course, God KNEW what would happen WELL IN ADVANCE, and Israel's rejection of Jesus OPENED THE DOOR for the birth of the Church, which occurred on Pentecost 32 A.D. All in accordance with the 360 day count of the prophetic calendar!

Counting with 360 days, instead of the 365 1/4 day year of the solar calendar, then the EXACT DAYS for the Reformation to happen can be seen as SHORTER than the full 1000 solar years between 517 and 1532 A.D. The same can apply when looking at THE END of the morning watch--at 2032 A.D. God's timing can be MUCH SHORTER, and according to ALL the signs we see currently, this appears to be the case. It's WHY I feel we will NOT have yet another 5 YEARS in the age of the Church. GOD CONTROLS THE TIMING! But He tells us WHAT TO WATCH FOR!

With all of this BACKGROUND, I now respond to the idea of 5 MORE YEARS:

I TYPED THIS REPLY--"With all the SIGNS off the charts right now, plus specific Bible Prophecies working toward their fulfillment every day, I simply do NOT see five more years left for this world system.

"That said, even IF we ARE STILL HERE five years from now, and the Rapture has NOT YET happened, I would still proclaim it's IMMINENCE.

"But also, IF the Rapture has NOT YET occurred after five years, the Tribulation also will NOT have started and the Antichrist will still NOT be revealed either. The Rapture will happen BEFORE those two things.

"THE FACT IS THIS: NO PROPHECY NEEDS TO BE FULFILLED BEFORE THE RAPTURE! Jesus can come get His own at ANY SPLIT INSTANT...NOW, and also the Rapture REMAINS "imminent" for ANY AMOUNT of time we may have left in our short future here on earth. We'll soon be with our Lord forever and ever, Amen!" END OF REPLY.

THE TRUTH IS THIS: The Church is NOT meant to go through the Tribulation. 1 Thessalonians 1:10--"And to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, which DELIVERED us from THE WRATH to come."

SEE ALSO: 1 Thessalonians 5:4-11--"But YOU, brethren [of the Church], are NOT in darkness, that that day [the day of the Lord] should overtake you as a thief [we should SEE it coming, by ALL the signs]. You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are NOT OF the night [remember "the watches of the night"--noted above], nor [are we] of darkness. Therefore let us NOT SLEEP, as do others; but let us WATCH and be sober. For THEY [those NOT in the Church] that sleep SLEEP IN the night; and THEY that be drunken are drunken IN the night. But let us [Church], who are OF the day [in the light of Jesus], be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath NOT appointed us to wrath [in the day of the Lord], but to obtain salvation [deliverance] by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake [are alive] or sleep [have died during the age of the Church], we should live together WITH Him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do."

JESUS HIMSELF GIVES THIS PROMISE TO A FAITHFUL AND TRUE CHURCH: Revelation 3:10-11--"Because you have KEPT the word of My patience, I also will KEEP YOU FROM [out of] THE HOUR [the time] of temptation [Tribulation, trial, test], which SHALL COME upon ALL the world [ALL the world means that there is NO PLACE to escape "this time" ON THE EARTH--and TO NOT be in "the time" of the Tribulation's trial means we'll be removed to a place "OUTSIDE of time"--to the eternity in heaven], ["this time" of Tribulation will come upon ALL world] to try THEM [unbelievers and Israel] that DWELL upon the earth [showing that the Church will not be on the earth, but will be taken out of the way and into heaven]."

JESUS GIVES PROMISES HIS DISCIPLES IN THE UPPER ROOM [The gospel of John focuses upon the Church--and NOT upon Israel--such as HE DID in Matthew, Mark and Luke. Those three gospels record the Olivet Dicourse--Israel's warnings. The gospel of John gives the Upper Room Discourse--the Church's promises.]

JESUS' PROMISE TO HIS CHURCH: John 14:1-3--"Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house [at His Throne in heaven] 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 you may be also. "

This promise is given in the framework of the Jewish wedding ceremony (which I'll not take the time to elaborate in this message). 2 Corinthians 11:2--shows our espousal (engagement to be married). Our relationship with Jesus compared to a marriage--is shown in Ephesians 5:22-32. "This is a mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the Church."

KEEP LOOKING UP! Waiting for the Lord to appear from heaven and shout AT ANY INSTANT.

We have this true word: 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17--"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."

EVEN SO, COME QUICKLY LORD!!! Revelation 4:1 is the symbolic picture, in TYPE of the Rapture. In Revelation 22:20, we affirm--Yes, come quickly Lord Jesus. Even so!

WHILE IT IS TRUE THAT WE WILL NOT KNOW THE DAY OR THE HOUR OF THE RAPTURE, WE WILL KNOW WHEN IT IS EXCEEDINGLY NEAR.

The Apostle Paul writes that he has no need to write to us concerning the "times and the seasons", because we WILL KNOW "the times and the seasons", by watching and being awake. The Holy Spirit will give us understanding of what we see. 1 Thessalonians 5:1.

The Rapture is ALWAYS imminent, and can happen at ANY INSTANT. Especially since all the SIGNS and rapidly developing end time prophecies are (in the process of becoming fulfilled RIGHT NOW). The Holy Spirit speaks to my heart, daily, prompting me to say to people: BE READY. Jesus can Rapture us at JUST ANY SPLIT INSTANT. Because of that, I DON'T promote any teaching that says the Rapture MUST happen upon various feast days. When the fulness of the Gentiles, the full number God has in mind, enters the Church--then the Rapture will happen. AT ANY TIME. Maybe even before today is done. And if not today, maybe tomorrow. And if not this week, maybe next week. That's the way I have been led by the Holy Spirit to declare this. And I live in the constant readiness to meet Jesus in the air.

For those who love the appearing of the Lord Jesus, who have this hope in Him, we purify themselves, even as He is pure. 1 John 3:2-3. We wait for the Son from heaven Who will deliver us from the wrath to come. 1 Thessalonians 1:10. I'M WAITING AND WATCHING EVERY DAY!

In 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Paul declares that the Rapture will be Pre-Tribulation, BEFORE the "sudden destruction" that will arrive IN the day of the Lord.

When does the "day of the Lord" start? Many answer--saying it will be during the seven year Tribulation. I've recently readjusted my understanding of this. "The day of the Lord" IS the time of God's wrath and judgments, that's true. But where do we actually SEE "the wrath" begin?

Let me fill in a few gaps BEFORE I answer that question.

Right now, IN REAL TIME, we are seeing nations align themselves for war--THE VERY SAME NATIONS that are named in Bible prophecy: the Palestinians--Hamas in Gaza and in the West Bank and Samaria; the Lebanese and Hezbollah; the Syrians and Iraqis--as gathered under ISIS; to be included are Jordan--Moab, Ammon and Edom; the Egyptians; and even part of Iran known as Elam (which is where Buschur, the nuclear facility is built)--all those teeming, riled-up Muslims are in the countries that surround the current borders of Israel. The coming war between Israel and these nations is recorded in several places--in Psalm 83, Obadiah, Jeremiah 49, and Isaiah 17.

THIS IS WHERE WE CURRENTLY ARE POSITIONED. The "sudden destruction" of a volatile war in the Middle East is on the BRINK of being fulfilled. These are END TIME WARS, set to happen just BEFORE "the day of the Lord."

Obadiah 15--"For the day of the Lord is NEAR [not yet here] upon all the heathen: as you have done, it shall be done unto you: your reward shall return upon your own head."

Obadiah gives details of some of the events of the war prayed about in Psalm 83. Psalm 83 lists those nations, including Moab, Edom and Ammon. Obadiah names Esua, who is yet another name given for Edom, also listed in Psalm 83. The Psalm 83 War will happen BEFORE "the day of the Lord"--BEFORE God's specific time of wrath and judgment.

Immediately upon THE END of this Psalm 83 War, I see the Gog/Magog Invasion occurring--and this is BECAUSE such a victory by Israel will INFLAME the rest of the Muslim nations, and even, the entire world. Remember how UPSET everyone got when Israel recently hammered Gaza? After the Psalm 83 War, the enemies will be seeking instant retaliation against Israel--for DARING to win!

So when does "the day of the Lord" start? As I mentioned above, I have adjusted my thinking upon this (and this is thanks to an insightful teaching by Gary Stearman, a well-known and solid Bible prophecy teacher--I've searched this out FOR MYSELF and found it to be so--Acts 17:11).

"The day of the Lord" is seen in the prophecy of the Gog/Magog Invasion of Ezekiel 38-39. This indeed makes IT CLEAR that the Psalm 83 War WILL happen BEFORE the Gog/Magog Invasion.

But when does the Gog/Magog Invasion occur?

Along with many others who have studied this issue, I see Ezekiel 38-39 as happening BEFORE the start of the seven-year Tribulation (PERHAPS as much as 3 1/2 years BEFORE the Tribulation--since Israel will need SEVEN years to burn those weapons. Since they will be hiding in Petra, Jordan during the LAST 3 1/2 years, they'll no longer able to do that activity BECAUSE of their being required to hide from the fury of Antichrist, who breaks the covenant that was confirmed at the Mid-Point of the Tribulation). But time will tell IF THAT understanding is true.

At THE END of Gog/Magog, AFTER the massive explosions of such devastation, the world will be looking for "peace and safety"--searching for "anyone" who has all the answers. Plus, Israel will be ready for a "deliverer" and they will make a false covenant of death and hell with the Antichrist.

"The day of the Lord" begins DURING the Gog/Magog Invasion. (The "day of the Lord" is NOT required to be SEVEN YEARS long--that seven years ONLY applies to the length of Daniel's 70th week--Daniel 9:27, and NOT to the full scope of "the day of the Lord".)

Consider Ezekiel 38:18-19--" And it shall come to pass AT THE SAME TIME when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that MY FURY shall come up in My face. For in my jealousy and in the fire OF MY WRATH have I spoken, Surely in THAT DAY there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;"

The "day of the Lord", the WRATH and FURY of God, BEGINS in the Gog/Magog Invasion. That means, we, the Church, CANNOT be on earth for the Russian Invasion of Israel. Remember, we are NOT appointed to wrath! 1 Thessalonians 5:9. Besides that, the Church will be not here WHEN God resumes His work to restore Israel. I'll say more about that later.

We see MAJOR movements toward the eventual fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39 RIGHT NOW. The nations to be involved in that war are in the CURRENT news, and OFTEN on a daily basis: Russia, Iran, Turkey, the northern nations of Africa--Ethiopia, Sudan, Libya.

THIS ALL PROVES JUST HOW IMMINENT THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH TRULY IS!

Then ADD IN the prophecy given by Peter in Acts 2:17-20--"And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on My servants and on My handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:"

This prophecy puts a bracket around the age of the Church. It BEGAN with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, and will END with blood, fire and pillars of smoke. The blood comes from the wars, violence and beheadings that WE SEE RIGHT NOW. The fire and pillars of smoke can also be seen in the bombings of warfare, CURRENTLY HAPPENING. The fire and pillars of smoke can also be seen in the many volcanic eruptions that are ALSO CURRENTLY HAPPENING. These pillars of smoke rise into the atmosphere and can darken the sun into obliteration of its light, and can also make a full moon appear blood red. WE ARE SEEING THESE SIGNS RIGHT NOW, SHOWING THAT THE END OF THE CHURCH AGE IS NOW HERE!

When we SEE ALL these things BEGIN TO HAPPEN, then LOOK UP, and LIFT UP OUR HEADS, because our redemption draws NEAR (Luke 21:28), in which we will receive the redemption of our bodies (Romans 8:23), our new and glorified bodies, given at the resurrection/translation that occurs in the Pre-Trib Rapture of the Church.

BY THE SIGNS ALL AROUND US--THIS RAPTURE IS VERY CLOSE INDEED. I do NOT see another 5 YEARS as our destiny. Jesus is COMING, and QUICKLY.

Here's some ADDITIONAL Bible information concerning our PRESENT HOUR: A brief RECAP of what we've seen, so far.

We wait for the Son from heaven Who will deliver us from the wrath to come. 1 Thessalonians 1:10. Later in that epistle, Paul describes the Rapture. And in 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, he shows that the Rapture will be Pre-Tribulation, before the "sudden destruction" that will arrive in "the day of the Lord". Ezekiel 38-39 (specifically 38:18-19) indicates that the "day of the Lord" will start in the Gog/Magog war, when God's fury rises up in His face (and His wrath then comes). The Church will NOT be here in the time of God's wrath. God will be fully involved in the restoration of Israel by then, and the restoration of Israel happens AFTER the Church is Raptured.

We see that FACT recorded in Acts 15:14-16--"Simon has described to us how God FIRST intervened to choose a people for His name from the Gentiles [the Church], The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written: AFTER THIS I will return and rebuild David’s fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it,"

That FACT is CONFIRMED, and REPEATED in Romans 11:25-27--"For I would not, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, UNTIL the fulness [the full number] of the Gentiles be come in [into the Church]. [AFTER the full number of Gentiles come into the Church]--And SO all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins."

As I've labored to make clear, RIGHT NOW, we see developments TOWARD THE FULFILLMENT of Ezekiel 38-39 (with events in Russia, Iran, Turkey and all the nations involved in THAT battle "heading that direction")--plus even more events "heading toward" the "PRIOR" battle with nations listed in Psalm 83, Obadiah, Jeremiah 49 and Isaiah 17.

As these wars are NOW BEING set up to occur, we HAVE TO KNOW that our time as the "ekklesia", the "called-out assembly", the "born again" Church, is almost finished--and the Rapture is MORE IMMINENT NOW THAN IT EVER HAS BEEN, and in fact, could happen at ANY SPLIT INSTANT.

AFTER the massive explosions of war, the world will be looking for "peace and safety"--searching for "anyone" who has all the answers. Plus, Israel will be ready for a "deliverer" and they will make a false covenant of death and hell (Isaiah 28:14-18)--with the Antichrist.

Jesus told Israel at His first coming, "I am come in My Father's name, and you receive Me NOT: if another [Antichrist] shall come in his own name, him you WILL receive."--John 5:43.

Jesus again told the Pharisees in Matthew 23:39 (just BEFORE the Olivet Discourse of Matthew 24 showing Israel's destiny in the coming Tribulation)--"You shall not see Me henceforth, UNTIL you say, 'Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord." Israel will enter the "time of Jacob's trouble" (Jeremiah 30:7).

In that time, they will be tried, sorely afflicted--and a remnant will come through the fire (Zechariah 13:8) and repent of their sin of rejecting Jesus at His first coming (Zechariah 12:10-14).

Hosea 5:15 through 6:1-2 gives THE TIME FRAME of WHEN Israel will call upon the name of the Lord during the Tribulation. It's after 2 days passes (2000 years)--and we're there RIGHT NOW! Israel is being revived, and this after nearly 2000 years of being scattered as a nation. AND IN the 3rd day (the Millennium), Israel will LIVE in His sight.

Also remember the 360 day prophetic day! It WILL be a SHORTER time-frame than given BETWEEN the year 32 A.D. and 2032 A.D. (as calculated from the sacrifice of Jesus at the cross and the BIRTH of the Church). We are nearing THE END of the "morning" watch RIGHT NOW--which BEGAN in approximately 1532 A.D. and is scheduled to END somewhere near 2032. With God's SHORTER count upon the days, and with ALL the MAJOR SIGNS CONVERGING NOW, the window of THE END is much closer than we think!

We SEE the prophesied WARS that will lead into the Tribulation IN MOTION RIGHT NOW. And therefore, we KNOW the time FOR THE FULFILLMENTS of these prophecies IS HERE, right upon us NOW. KEEP LOOKING UP!

Since that is TRUE, the Rapture can happen at ANY SPLIT INSTANT.

I simply do NOT see another 5 YEARS ahead for the age of the Church. EVENTS ARE ON THE BRINK OF EXPLODING INTO FULFILLMENT RIGHT NOW....and within this article ARE all the Biblical reasons WHY I say this!

WE LIVE IN "THE TIME" AND "SEASON" FOR THE LORD JESUS TO DESCEND INTO THE AIR, AND CALL-UP HIS "CALLED-OUT ASSEMBLY", THE "EKKLESIA", THE CHURCH--TO ENTER THOSE MANSIONS AT THE HOUSE OF THE FATHER IN HEAVEN....EVEN SO, COME QUICKLY, LORD!

KEEP THE FAITH! WE ARE ALMOST THERE.

God bless all of you abundantly,
Sharon

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

BLOOD MOON UPDATE:

From Sharon Moles---including a word from Chuck Steele. In the mouths of two witnesses....

BEFORE I share the latest update from Chuck Steele, I'll share what I the Lord brought to my attention just yesterday, Sunday, August 31, 2014. THE SAME HOLY SPIRIT SPOKE TO BOTH OF US, WITH SIMILAR MESSAGES. OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES, A MATTER IS CONFIRMED. SO LISTEN CAREFULLY, AND READ WITH FULL DILIGENCE!!!

I was acutely aware of the number of volcanic eruptions, five or six major ones in the past two days. Along with those are the ongoing wars with much violence and bloodshed: the threat of ISIL especially, and all the bloody beheadings that they do. Numerous threats to the United States (6 credible reports) were given by Dave Hodges, in his attempt to warn Americans about what is surely to come within our very borders, and perhaps sooner than many people even imagine.

With all that in front of me, I was reminded (through a nudge from the Holy Spirit) of Joel 2:28-31 which was quoted by the Apostle Peter at Pentecost (the birth of the Church) in Acts 2:17-21. I was quickened with the POWERFUL KNOWING that we NOW LIVE RIGHT WITHIN THE FULFILLMENT OF THESE TWO PASSAGES!

1. The Holy Spirit is poured out upon God's people.

2. These people begin to have dreams and visions.

(Right now, many Muslims have dreams and visions about Jesus, and they are accepting Him as their personal Savior and Lord. This is an ongoing outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and God is shedding His GRACE upon a group of people who will soon be involved in a tremendous devastation: the fulfillments of Psalm 83, Obadiah, Jeremiah 49 and Isaiah 17--and later a resounding defeat coming in the Gog/Magog Invasion of Ezekiel 38-39. He is calling-out a people for His name, through FAITH in Jesus, BEFORE that terrible calamity befalls the majority of Muslims. GOD IS SO GOOD!)

THEREFORE, TWO PORTIONS OF THESE PROPHECIES FROM JOEL AND ACTS ARE DEFINITELY BEING FULFILLED, AS WE WATCH.

The prophecies go on give details of major upheavals in nations and in nature:

3. There will be blood.

This is the current warfare (which we see reports about day in and day out). Horrendous bloodshed as the enemies attack in the Middle East AND in Russia/Ukraine. These two warring regions encompass the EXACT NATIONS of the Psalm 83 conflict, and point ahead to the coming Gog/Magog Invasion. The fulfillments of those horrific prophecies are on the WORLD'S DOORSTEP, right now, in REAL TIME, as we watch the details fall into place.

4. There will be fire and pillars of smoke.

This brings our attention to two other things. In warfare, there is often fire, and bombs throw up columns of smoke. In the recent battles between Israel and HAMAS, we saw many photos of such fire and columns of smoke.

Also, the descriptions fit those of volcanic eruptions. Fire belches from the earth's belly and massive clouds of ash form columns in the atmosphere, so huge--and so thick, that airliners can't fly in the regions, and the sun and moon are darkened in that area. The sun turns a bloody red in the vicinity of a volcano--and can be EVEN BLACKED OUT COMPLETELY, plus--the moon also takes on a dark ruddy hue.

5. These details are to HAPPEN BEFORE the great and terrible day of the Lord come!

THESE THINGS ARE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW! THAT MEANS THE "DAY OF THE LORD", THE COMING OF GOD'S JUDGMENTS, "THE TIME OF THE TRIBULATION" IS INDEED AT HAND--VERY NEAR TO OCCURRING. GOD, IN HIS LOVE AND GRACE, IS MAKING IT OBVIOUS!!! THAT TIME IS VERY, VERY NEAR. DO YOU HEAR? DO YOU SEE?

In Acts especially, Peter pointed this out at the BIRTH OF THE CHURCH on Pentecost Sunday! He could have quoted just the OUTPOURING of the Holy Spirit, for that INDEED HAPPENED on the VERY DAY he read the prophecy.

BUT, HE DID NOT STOP THERE. He continued, giving the added details of BLOOD, FIRE, COLUMNS OF SMOKE, AND THE SUN AND THE MOON BEING DARKENED. Why did He quote those details? They certainly were NOT happening when the Church was BORN! SO WHY DID PETER INCLUDE THAT?

I believe Peter spoke that prophecy to show TWO FACETS: One WAS FULFILLED at the time when the prophecy was being read--the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. And then, LIKE PROPHECY OFTEN DOES, it points to a COMPLETED FULFILLMENT in the time of the end. So the ENTIRE prophecy shows BOTH the START and the END of the Church Age, near the time of the impending Rapture.

AT THE END, THE CHURCH, STILL ON EARTH, WILL SEE A FURTHER OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (the Muslims having dreams and visions, plus AWAKE Christians having dreams and visions of BOTH the Rapture and details to come during the Tribulation).

THE CHURCH STILL ON EARTH WILL ALSO SEE BLOOD (beheadings and warfare), FIRE AND COLUMNS OF SMOKE (increasing volcanoes--which darken the rays of both the sun and the moon). This HAPPENS BEFORE that terrible DAY OF THE LORD COMES. It's a clear warning: THE RAPTURE IS IMMINENT, and after that, the TRIBULATION WILL INDEED START.

WE ARE AT THIS POINT OF TIME RIGHT NOW!!! PEOPLE, WAKE UP. GOD IS SPEAKING, AND HE'S BEING VERY OBVIOUS WITH HIS WARNINGS, BECAUSE HE DOES NOT WANT ANYONE TO PERISH, BUT TO COME TO FAITH IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
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NOW, THE CONFIRMING UPDATE FROM CHUCK STEELE: August 31, 2014 (NOTICE THIS: WE BOTH HAD SIMILAR THOUGHTS AND IMPRESSIONS ON THE VERY SAME DAY!) SO PAY ATTENTION!!!

I had a discussion with a friend of mine regarding the Shemitah last night and as a result of that discussion I want to clear up any confusion there may be on when the next one starts. I'm not going to get into a lengthy discussion on what the Shemitah is all about but I will post a link that will provide you with all the information you may want to know about it and where it's found in the Bible in case you're interested.

The confusion concerning the Shemitah seems to revolve around when the next one begins and the possible implication associated with it for the world when it does.

The Shemitah is also known as a Sabbatical Year and it is the 7th year of every 7 year Sabbatical Cycle (week of years) on the Jewish calendar. The last Sabbatical Cycle began on Rosh Hashana on September 29, 2008 and ends when the new Sabbatical Cycle begins on Rosh Hashana on September 13, 2015. Since we're now in the 6th year of the current sabbatical cycle and about to enter into the final 7th year of that cycle, that means the next Shemitah begins next month on September 25, 2014 on Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) and lasts until when the next 7 year cycle begins on September 13, 2015 next year. I hope I'm not confusing you but if I am you can always refer to the link to clear up any questions you may have about it.

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/562077/jewish/Shemitah-101.htm

So the reason I'm addressing this is because of the incorrect information floating around on various websites about the date of the next Shemitah and what they believe is going to happen on that date and by sharing this information with you then maybe it will cause you to be more watchful in the coming weeks and months for the signs that will show how close to Daniel's 70th week (Tribulation) we may actually be, and that is, if we are still around that long to actually see these things. I am one who believes in the catching away of believers before Daniel's 70th week begins and if you want to know why I believe that then please read my note "THE CATCHING AWAY OF THE RIGHTEOUS". God cannot and will not judge the righteous with the unrighteous.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/chuck-steele/the-catching-away-of-the-righteous/10152170114930881

Here is just one example of many that I've seen regarding the incorrect Shemitah date and I'm not going to include the link but if you want to look it up you can just google it.

"September 17, 2001 (29 Elul on Jewish Civil Calendar) 684 point loss or 7.13% after one week of closure. Now move forward exactly seven years to September 29, 2008 (29 Elul on Jewish Civil Calendar) it lost 777 points or 7.0%. The people and the nation are only given so much time to make amends before real financial pain is felt.

MOVE FORWARD SEVEN YEARS TO THE NEXT SHEMITAH YEAR OF SEPTEMBER 13, 2015 (29 ELUL ON JEWISH CIVIL CALENDAR) AND HERE WE FIND A PARTICULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE (WHICH IN THIS CASE) IS A SIGN FOR GENTILE NATIONS THAT A FINANCIAL ECLIPSE IS COMING FOR THE WORLD ECONOMY." (MY HIGHLIGHT)

This person just made an honest mistake as to when the next Shemitah year begins and it's really no big deal except that instead of the Shemitah beginning at that time, it is actually the start of a new 7 year sabbatical cycle (week of years) that begins on that date which is a big deal because if these lunar and solar eclipses are a warning from God that this coming 7 year cycle beginning in 2015 is the one marking Daniel's 70th week then we are going to continue to see more and even greater signs (birth pangs) building up to that date than what we've already been witnessing for the past several weeks and the coming days are going to be even more painful for the world.

But back to the Shemitah for a moment, the Shemitah it has been thought by many would be accompanied by a financial collapse and I know they thought that because they thought it (Shemitah) was in 2015 instead of 2014. If you look back at history you will see that every 7 years since about 2001 there has been a financial crisis and if this holds true again then we might be faced with another one in September 2015. I'm sure you remember when the last crisis happened back in 2008 and the stock market dropped 777 points and Lehman Brothers collapsed and so did our economy. If you read Revelation 6 and the third seal that is opened it talks of a global economic collapse so I do see the possibility of a financial crisis next year - if not sooner. Enough said about the Shemitah. I'm sure I probably lost a few of you by now but it's not that important to worry about.

I have to reflect back again to the time of when I started writing this note on the blood moons and it's impossible to ignore the fact that conditions around the ENTIRE WORLD have gone down hill very quickly since that time! I'm not just talking about Israel but also Russia invading Ukraine, Ebola, terrorist threats around the world including a suspected imminent 9/11 type threat coming from our own southern border, hundreds of decapitations of men, women, and children and many many more which are more than I have time to reflect on at the moment but evil is on a rampage as of late!

Check out this news report out today that most of you have probably already read about but in case you haven't you need to see it because I read a scripture today that caused me to really stop and think hard about what is going on. I mean, come on. Is God REALLY being that obvious with us that we REALLY are about to see the Church Age come to a close? IS GOD PREPARING TO CLOSE THE DOOR TO THE ARK ONE LAST TIME AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH? IS THIS WHY HE IS CALLING HIS WATCHMEN TO SPEAK UP ABOUT THESE THINGS SO THAT ANYBODY WHO WILL LISTEN, WILL???

Volcanoes Erupting Around the World This Week - National Geographic

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140829-volcano-eruption-papua-new-guinea-earth-science/

If you read the entire chapter of Joel 2 you will see that God is talking about bringing the land of Israel back to a state of prosperity after His people the Jews have returned to it and it will once again flourish exactly as it is doing right now. Now that they are back He guarantees that He is going to be their protector and they will be fruitful and that they are going to know that He is in their midst (v 27) and will know Him. This won't happen until after the Tribulation period which is what that 7 year period is all about which is to judge the wicked and to show the Jewish people that Jesus really is their Messiah. And then it goes on to say the following:

"AND ALSO UPON THE SERVANTS AND UPON THE HANDMAIDS IN THOSE DAYS WILL I POUR OUT MY SPIRIT. AND I WILL SHOW WONDERS IN THE HEAVENS AND IN THE EARTH, BLOOD, AND FIRE, AND PILLARS OF SMOKE. THE SUN SHALL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS, AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD, BEFORE THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE DAY OF THE LORD COME." -- JOEL 2:29-31.

Aren't these things the same things we're seeing around the world now??? "I will show wonders IN THE HEAVENS and IN THE EARTH, BLOOD, AND FIRE, and PILLARS OF SMOKE." Do people really believe that the eclipses happening of feast days which are coinciding with events around the world including all these volcanoes are a coincidence? Really??? If so, then I say you are in a state of denial because you are so comfortable living in this world and love it so much that you don't want anything to get in the way of living out your lives here on this earth. It's so easy to say that Jesus isn't coming back in our lifetime when the exact opposite is staring right at us in the face. God is being so blatantly obvious that He is about to close the door to the Ark of Jesus Christ because He isn't willing that ANY should perish but that ALL should be saved.

I'm going to close out this update by sharing an article by the late J.R. Church that I found a couple of days ago and it's got some really good information in it that you will want to read. I've read this through a couple of times and in doing so noticed that he believed what I and others believe that Daniel's 70th week will take place during a sabbatical cycle which occurs every 7 years on the Jewish calendar and lasts for 7 years. He wrote this in 2008 not knowing whether Daniel's week would start on Rosh Hashana of that year or not so when you see him talking about the 2nd coming of the Lord he is speaking as if the 70th week would begin then and end in 2015 which is when the second coming would take place. He is not referring to the catching away (or Rapture) of the believers when talking of the second coming. Many people today confuse those two events. When the Rapture takes place we meet Jesus in the air and He never sets foot on the earth at that time. When the second coming happens He will actually set foot on earth again on the Mount of Olives so that is the difference. J.R. was not a date setter and never quoted a date for the Rapture to happen. He was a true watchman on the wall and we all miss him who watched his programs on a regular basis.

One last thing that came to mind as I read his article again is when he said the blood moons wouldn't occur again for hundreds of years. Wow....that really got me to thinking and then I pictured a flashing traffic signal in my mind. You know, sometimes they're red and sometimes yellow and they just flash on and off warning of a potential dangerous situation on the road ahead. Well, maybe this is what the blood moons are meant to be for us. Maybe the blood moons that have happened in the past and these that we're seeing now are meant to point us to a time of great distress and danger and the fact that these will be the last for a few hundred years kind of reinforces that with me. What I know for sure is that when God set the planets in motion He did so with a purpose and it's not a coincidence that they are happening when they are. God has a plan for them and we are to take them seriously.

Look at the partial solar eclipse in this photo that takes place next year on Rosh Hashana. Keep that in mind when reading this article. There is a scripture that seems to line right up with it. Is God trying to tell us something? l'm sure of it.

Solar and Lunar Eclipses in 2014-2015
By J.R. Church

http://www.prophecyinthenews.com/solar-and-lunar-eclipses-in-2014-2015/

Saturday, August 30, 2014

THE 24 ELDERS: SYMBOL OF THE CHURCH IN HEAVEN AFTER THE RAPTURE.

How do we know they are THE CHURCH, the "ekklesia", the "called-out assembly" whom Jesus CALLS OUT of the earth in the Rapture, shouting "Come up here"?

19 times in Revelation 1 to 3, this "ekklesia" is named, the Church, the Church, the Church...and in Revelation 4, the word "ekklesia", the Church is conspicuously absent. Why?

The Church is revealed in heaven by a TYPE and then a SYMBOL, first observed in Revelation 4. THE TYPE is the CATCHING UP of the Apostle John in Revelation 4:1:

"After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne."

Compare to 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17:

"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."

Also compare to 1 Corinthians 15:51-52:

"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."

What are THE PARALLELS that make this A TYPE (as recorded in Revelation 4:1-2)?

1. Jesus IS the door (John 10:7-9), and THE DOOR is "opened in heaven" (Revelation 4:1). To the Church of Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13) who is promised to be "kept out of the very time" of the Tribulation (Revelation 3:10), an OPEN DOOR is promised (Revelation 3:8)--an OPEN DOOR to share the Gospel, and at the Rapture, a DOOR will OPEN IN HEAVEN, through which Jesus will SHOUT to those who will be CALLED UP, and "called-out" of the earth--His ekklesia.

2. The Apostle John, as a representative of the Church, IN TYPE, heard a trumpet call to Him, the TRUMP OF GOD, the very VOICE of God Himself (Exodus 19:19), and the very VOICE of Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:10-11). (These VOICES are the FIRST trump of Exodus 19:19, and the LAST "Trump of God" in 1 Corinthians 15:52.)

3. Jesus will SHOUT, His voice like a TRUMPET, saying, "Come up here." The Church, the "called-out ekklesia", will hear this shout and trumpet at the Rapture.

4. Those who are ALIVE at the Rapture (like John was ALIVE in Revelation 4:1-2) will be instantly CHANGED and CAUGHT UP. To be CHANGED is to INSTANTLY "cast off mortality" and "to put on immortality", as seen in 1 Corinthians 15:53--"and this mortal must put on immortality." Another parallel to those being ALIVE at the Rapture is found in Hebrews 11:5--"By faith Enoch was translated that he should NOT SEE DEATH; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God." "TRANSLATED" is defined in the dictionary: "to be removed from earth to heaven WITHOUT passing through death." Enoch was TRANSLATED, and that makes him A TYPE--or a PICTURE OF the translated, Raptured Church--those who are ALIVE and who remain until Jesus calls us out of here.

5. All those who died (while having faith in Jesus) during the age of the Church (from Ephesus to Laodecia--the picture, AND PROPHECY--of the Church Age in Revelation 2 and 3), will be resurrected, as is seen in both 1Thessalonians 4:16 and 1 Corinthians 15:51.

6. John was CAUGHT UP and immediately was IN THE SPIRIT in heaven. The "ekklesia" will be CALLED-OUT--and BE CAUGHT UP (Raptured) into heaven. Our bodies will be GLORIFIED. (Also seen in Romans 8:23--"...but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.")

WHY IS THE CHURCH NOT NAMED AS SUCH IN REVELATION 4:1-2? And WHO IS THE CHURCH, as seen--and SYMBOLIZED--in heaven in the remainder of Revelation 4 and 5?

The Rapture is A MYSTERY, according to 1 Corinthians 15:51--"Behold, I shew you A MYSTERY..." The Church is also A MYSTERY, as seen in Colossians 1:26--"Even THE MYSTERY which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but NOW is made MANIFEST (revealed) to His saints: To whom God would MAKE KNOWN what is the riches of the glory of THIS MYSTERY among the Gentiles; which is Christ IN you, the hope of glory:" A "mystery" is something which was not OPENLY SHOWN in the Old Testament, but which was OPENLY REVEALED in the New Testament--to the "ekklesia", the Church.

Therefore, WHEN the Church is REMOVED from earth to heaven in the Rapture (TYPIFIED in Revelation 4:1-2), God returns to using "the Old Testament MYSTERY form"--and the Church is therefore shown AFTER the Rapture IN SYMBOLISM and TYPE.

We covered the TYPE in detail after detail. Now, let's look at THE SYMBOL for the Church RAPTURED into heaven, living in GLORIFIED BODIES, and having ALREADY been REWARDED AT THE BEMA SEAT OF CHRIST. (See 1 Corinthians 3:11-15 and 1 Corinthians 924-27 for the BEMA SEAT, a judgment upon WORKS which are done by Born Again Christians--works that will GAIN REWARDS of "stephanos crowns" or which could SUFFER LOSS--receiving no crowns.)

DEFINING THE SYMBOL OF THE 24 ELDERS: (We do this by comparing their DESCRIPTION to other scriptures, which ALSO DESCRIBES the Church).

Revelation 4:4--"And round about the throne were four and twenty seats [Thrones]: and upon the seats [Thrones] I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold."

FACT NUMBER ONE: The 24 Elders in Revelation 4 and 5 are REPRESENTATIVE of a Raptured and glorified Church. They ARE the Church as seen in THEIR DESCRIPTION.

FACT NUMBER TWO: The 24 Elders CANNOT be angels. Angels DON’T WEAR crowns. Angels DON’T sit with God to rule and reign. We MUST define the 24 ELDERS by their SPECIFIC descriptions.

THREE: Elders is "a term" used for Church leadership. We see this all over the New Testament. Grab a concordance and look it up.

FOUR: Elders, in the Greek, means “presbuteros.” This is "Church terminology"--the “Presbytery.”

FIVE: WHY are there 24 Elders? Let's look at he number 24. In 1 Chronicles 24:1-31, King David divided the Priesthood into 24 COURSES because they’d grown so large. When 24 LEADERS of the COURSES met BEFORE David’s throne, the WHOLE PRIESTHOOD was REPRESENTED. The 24 ELDERS represent the ENTIRE CHURCH before God’s throne. This is a picture of the Church as PRIESTS.

SIX: The number 24 (part 2). The Church is composed of BOTH Jews and Gentiles. 12 tribes of Israel. 12 apostles of the Church. This offers a total of 24.

SEVEN: The Elders SIT on thrones. This is a picture which shows that the work of the Church on earth in “the age of God’s Grace” is done. WE SIT. The job on earth is finished.

EIGHT: The Elders sit on THRONES--the Church is seated on THRONES as KINGS. Compare to Revelation 1:6--"And [Jesus] has made US "kings" AND "priests" unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen."

NINE: The Elders wear “SPECIFIC” WHITE RAIMENT. The Church is promised white garments. Revelation 3:4-5. Revelation 3:18. That our garments (and ourselves) are to be washed and spotless are seen in Ephesians 5:26-27, Titus 3:5, 1 Peter 3:14. Jude 1:23 and Revelation 1:5. We will be dressed in glorious WHITE RAIMENT.

TEN: The Elders wear "CROWNS", which are "STEPHANOS CROWNS", those given for OVERCOMING and GAINING A VICTORY (for finishing the race). These are the very same kind of CROWNS promised to the Church. 1 Corinthians 9:25-27. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20. 2 Timothy 4:8. James 1:12. 1 Peter 5:4. Revelation 2:10 b. Revelation 3:11.

ELEVEN: The Elders wear crowns OF GOLD. Gold shows KINGSHIP. This shows the Church, reigning as KINGS with Jesus. Revelation 1:6.

TWELVE: In Revelation 5:1-14, the Elders sing a NEW SONG of THEIR REDEMPTION (as seen in the King James Version--which is translated from a MORE RELIABLE old manuscript). The Elders sing of being SAVED by the blood of Jesus.

THIRTEEN: The Elders are saved “out of” (“called-out of”) every kindred, tongue, people and nation on earth. The Church is predominantly Gentile, “called-out of” the world, also known as "the called-out assembly", the "ekklesia".

FOURTEEN: By contrast, in Ezekiel and Daniel we find SIMILAR DESCRIPTIONS of heaven as shown in the Revelation--EXCEPT FOR ONE THING. The Old Testament prophets did NOT see 24 Elders! Why? The Church is a MYSTERY which was NOT clearly revealed in the Old Testament.

WHAT IS THE CHURCH ACCOMPLISHING IN REVELATION 4 AND 5?

Revelation 4:10-11--"The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 'You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for You have created all things, and for Your pleasure they are and were created."

FIRST, we are in a powerful state of worship at the Throne of God in heaven. We have ALREADY been REWARDED at the BEMA SEAT, because we have CROWNS, the "Stephanos"--given for OVERCOMING, gaining a VICTORY, and for FINISHING our race upon earth. We will LAY those CROWNS at the feet of Jesus.

SECOND, we acknowledge that God has CREATED all things. These created things (including the animal kingdom) were created by God for His pleasure and joy! What a powerful WORSHIP service this will be. Our joy will be complete. And from deepest reverence, we lay the REWARDED CROWNS at Jesus' feet, because it was THROUGH HIM that we even gain those rewards!

We come to Revelation 5, and again, the 24 Elders (we, the Church) play a part in this SPECTACULAR scene.

We WITNESS Jesus being declared as WORTHY to take a seven-sealed scroll and START the time of God's judgment upon the earth (the seven-year Tribulation). Jesus HIMSELF will OPEN that scroll--it is called "the WRATH of the Lamb"--opened by the One who was crucified, sacrificed on the cross for the sins of the world. Jesus is the KINSMAN REDEEMER, God Himself, in the flesh of a MAN. As A MAN Who committed NO SIN, Who died--and rose again to LIFE triumphant, Jesus is FOUND WORTHY to take the scroll of judgments and release it upon a world who rejected Him (the Gentile nations), or who did NOT receive Him as their Messiah (Israel).

We, the Church, as SYMBOLIZED in the 24 Elders will SEE an awesome scene, and we will SING A NEW song in heaven.

Revelation 5:8:

"And when He had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints....

[Added note: Our prayers are present at the Throne of God in heaven,even now...and in God's "perfect timing" those prayers WILL BE ANSWERED!!! This is why I believe that our prayers for LOST loved ones, who ignore our pleas now, will be answered--even if those loved ones find themselves left behind in the Tribulation. This is a great part of my hope as the end times grow darker, and people ignore my warnings.] Back to Revelation 5:9-10:

"And they [the 24 Elders] sung a new song, saying, 'You [Jesus] are WORTHY to take the book, and to OPEN the seals thereof: for You were slain, and have redeemed US to God by Your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation [from Gentile nations, worldwide]; And hast made US unto our God kings and priests: and WE shall reign on the earth....

[Added note: WHEN Jesus sets His Kingdom upon the Throne of David in Jerusalem, Israel for the Millennium, we, Church, will RULE AND REIGN WITH HIM, assisting in the government of the Kingdom.] Now for Revelation 5:11-14:

"And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, 'Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.'

"And EVERY CREATURE which is IN heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, 'Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

"And the four beasts said, 'Amen'. And the four and twenty elders [we, the Church], fell down and worshiped Him that lives for ever and ever."

WHAT A GLORIOUS TIME OF WORSHIP AWAITS US! WE WILL WITNESS THE NEXT EVENTS OF REVELATION 6, AS JESUS OPENS THE SEALS, AND THE JUDGMENTS OF THE SEVEN-YEAR TRIBULATION BEGIN TO FALL UPON THE EARTH.

THE FIRST SEAL: the Antichrist will CONFIRM the covenant with Israel, according to Daniel 9:27. The final week of Israel's APPOINTED TIME will then occur, ending with these following things fulfilled in and through them:

Daniel 9:24--"Seventy weeks are determined upon your people [Israel] and upon your holy city [Jerusalem], to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy."

At THE END of the final seven years, everlasting righteousness will be [upon the earth in Jesus' Millennial Kingdom], the vision will be sealed and finished [all end time prophecies accomplished], and the most Holy will be anointed [when Jesus is appointed as KING over Israel, and upon the earth.]

Since we, the Church, SYMBOLIZED by the 24 Elders, will be at the Throne of God, with our CROWNS already REWARDED, in Revelation 4 and 5 BEFORE the Tribulation starts, I see an AMOUNT of time will need to elapse--BETWEEN the Rapture and the START of the Tribulation.

How long?

In order to have time to REWARD all those in the Church, the ELAPSE of time BETWEEN the Rapture and the START of the Tribulation will be MORE than just weeks. It could be MONTHS--or even a YEAR or more!

That would also give TIME for the end time wars [such Gog/Magog of Ezekiel 38-39] to be fulfilled, TIME for the final development of the 10 regions of the New World Order [which will be given to the Antichrist when he appears], and TIME for the FULLNESS OF INIQUITY to develop--the world MORE THAN RIPE for God's final declarations of judgments to fall.

BUT THE TIMING IS ALWAYS IN GOD'S OWN PERFECT COUNSEL....

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A WORD OF COMFORT AND EDIFICATION FOR THIS HOUR

The Spirit says to my spirit: Even if the threat of all-out war in the Middle East should momentarily ease, even if disease and disaster should momentarily withdraw, DON'T THINK that Jesus DELAYS the Rapture. He could come even today, maybe in the very NEXT INSTANT.

Keep this at the front of your mind each day: NEVER HAS THE RAPTURE BEEN ANY CLOSER!

REMEMBER, this: The SIGNS and the UNFOLDING OF Bible prophecy declares "THE DAY OF GOD'S VENGEANCE" draws near; yes, the TIME of God's judgment HOVERS at the door.

Therefore, the RAPTURE will happen at ANY GOD-ORDAINED SPLIT-INSTANT, within the "same time period" as when these SIGNS are developing and increasing. The SIGNS themselves DON'T ANNOUNCE the Lord's appearing--BECAUSE HIS APPEARING WILL COME UPON YOU SUDDENLY, IN A TIME YOU ARE NOT EXPECTING...maybe BEFORE dinnertime, IN the middle of the night, or WHEN you are busy doing any number of daily chores or activities.

You will be OCCUPYING, doing those things placed in front of you, or sleeping soundly in your bed. The Lord will FLASH into the air, SHOUT with a loud voice--personally calling you, "Sharon (Mary, Bill, or whatever your name might be)"..... "_____COME UP HERE", and the TRUMPET will sound. In a micro-instant, you'll BE CHANGED into a glorified body and find yourself in the presence of Jesus. He will escort you TRIUMPHANTLY into the COURTS of heaven.

ZIP, FLASH, WHOOSH...the earth is behind you (how empty and unimportant it will seem as you see the BRIGHT SHINING of My face...ONLY I will fill your vision). YOU ENTER ETERNITY IN MY PRESENCE. All the splendor of the heavenly city lies resplendent in front of your wondering eyes. You can never KNOW the SPECIFIC MOMENT when I will descend...but know this, I STAND AT THE DOOR....I'M READY, AND SO ARE YOU, because My blood has covered you, and the rags of your sins have been replaced by a bright, white garment, given when you accepted the sacrifice I made for you on the cross.

DRAW NEAR TO ME IN SPIRIT...do not neglect such a POWERFUL SALVATION, because I have given you ALL that you will ever need. SEEK MY PRESENCE DAILY. TRUST ME. HAVE CONFIDENCE IN MY PROMISES. You have provision for your present earthly plane. Plus, THINGS THAT YOU CANNOT COMPREHEND await you IN MY PRESENCE when I shall gather you unto Myself.

But, in THIS HOUR, when wars and rumors of war rage, when men's minds dwell upon evil continually, when pestilences, and violence surround you and threatens to drain you...REMEMBER THIS, "I SEE. I KNOW. I COME QUICKLY. EXPECT THE CHANGE AT ANY MOMENT. I AM COMING.... LOOK FOR ME."

"And to WAIT for [Me], His Son, FROM HEAVEN, Whom He has raised from the dead, EVEN [I], JESUS, which delivered you FROM THE WRATH TO COME." 1 Thessalonians 1:10.

"The great day of the Lord is near, IT IS NEAR, and hastens greatly, even THE VOICE of the day of the Lord: the mighty men shall cry there bitterly." Zephaniah 1:14.

"For the day of the Lord IS NEAR upon all the heathen: as you [heathen] have done [wickedly], it shall be done unto you: your reward shall return upon your own head." Obadiah 1:15.

But to My Church, My chosen ekklesia: "For God has NOT appointed you to wrath, but to obtain salvation [deliverance] by [Me], your Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thessalonians 5:9.

"For [I] the Lord, Myself, shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God [THE VOICE of My Father, as revealed in Exodus 19:19]: and the dead in Christ shall rise first [leave their burial places RESURRECTED]: Then you which are alive and remain [at this Rapture] shall be CAUGHT UP [harpazoed, snatched off the earth by force] together WITH them [who have been resurrected--and you shall be lifted off the earth] into the clouds, to MEET ME in the air: and so shall you be with Me [forever]. Wherefore COMFORT one another with these words." 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18.

THE TIME IS ANYTIME. I AM COMING....

[MY ADDED COMMENT: I began this exhortation by describing HOW the Spirit has been talking to me in my spirit, and as I typed, the words SWITCHED to a DIRECT MESSAGE from the Lord, AS SEEN BY "the change" in pronouns. I leave it this way.

Jesus relays His truth to us, based upon His eternal WORD, the Bible, and even pointing out specific scriptures.

I do NOT know any specific dates, but the emphasis is to be constantly expecting Jesus, even as we continue our day by day activities. I know we can't be consciously thinking of His coming at every moment of every day (but I'm getting quite close to that ). But sometime, someday, and soon, I think, as we go about our daily activities, HE WILL COME. That's His promise.]

BE ENCOURAGED....

Sunday, May 25, 2014

TIME IS SO SHORT -- ALERT!

I share the following ALERT, which I felt strongly in my spirit early May 22, and I STILL DO:

"BE ON HIGH ALERT! SOMETHING MAJOR IS ON THE WAY!!! KEEP JESUS AT THE CENTER OF OUR ATTENTION--ALWAYS!!! BE LOOKING FOR HIM TO APPEAR. HIS COMING IS SO IMMINENT, I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH....

".....All I KNOW is we live in an hour like never before. We are poised on the BRINK of seeing God's hand move in a powerful and awesome manner. His Word will be fulfilled speedily. THE TIME IS UPON US!"
 
Recent news: which can be headlined under these categories:

SYRIA: movements of Al Qaeda in the Golan Heights and no progress in turning over chemical weapons. RUSSIA: helping Iran with more nuclear facilities, and along with CHINA, is set to collapse U.S. petrodollar. THE POPE visiting Israel to offer support of a PALESTINIAN STATE. ISRAEL: more Jews are returning from their being scattered into the world. NEW WORLD ORDER: U.S. and foreign troops practice more URBAN WARFARE in American cities. EARTHQUAKE: in Virginia; then in Greece and Israel at the same time as the Pope's visit . VOLCANO: sparks evacuation in Central America; they continue to rumble, worldwide. FAMINE: weather and ability to move food threatens a severe food shortage, according to the most recent updates.  LIGHTNING strikes ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER in New York in conjunction to Pope's visit to Middle East.  [Updates on recent news of a PROPHETIC IMPACT fluctuates on a daily basis; each day provides a new and lengthy list of signs.  Of itself, Church, this is a POWERFUL statement that our time here on earth grows short.  Bible prophecy is rapidly being SET-UP for its eventual fulfillment. The Rapture is IMMINENT.]

Prophecy seems to unfold in cycles--sometimes much, sometimes not (happening like the pressure and erasing of LABOR PAINS). But here lately, the news of prophetic impact has INCREASED so rapidly, bearing down so hard, that it's difficult to report all of it [This is a top reason why I share much of the news here lately in the form of headlines--on my Facebook page].

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EMPHASIZE IT ANY STRONGER: We are at THE END, nearing the finish of our earthly race!!!

JESUS IS COMING QUICKLY: in ANY moment, perhaps the VERY NEXT twinkling of the eye. TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

We must be AWAKE, ALERT and READY. We are MADE READY; we are DECLARED WORTHY--because of being cleansed by the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

To BE READY is simple: believe that Jesus died FOR YOUR sins, and that He rose again from the dead so that YOU MAY LIVE in and through Him. Romans 6:4-11. Then YOU CALL upon the name of Jesus in IN PRAYER, TRUSTING in His shed blood FOR YOU, and YOU SHALL BE SAVED. Romans 10:8-13. When Jesus RAPTURES [catches up] His Church to Himself in the air, YOU WILL be with Him. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. YOU WILL be translated into a NEW GLORIFIED body. Romans 8:23. And YOU WILL will dwell with the Lord in THOSE MANSIONS He's promised in His Father's house in heaven. John 14:1-3. You will NOT face the coming time of God's Tribulation judgments. 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11.

THE WORD OF GOD IS TRUE! Believe it. And receive the GIFT of God in His Son Jesus Christ.

"For God so loved the world, that HE GAVE His only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER BELIEVES in Him should NOT PERISH, but have EVERLASTING LIFE." John 3:16.

Jesus is "the way, the truth and the life"; no man comes unto the Father EXCEPT through Him. John 14:6.

TIME IS EXCEEDINGLY SHORT: do NOT delay turning to Jesus. "(For He [God] says, 'I have heard you in a time ACCEPTED, and in the DAY OF SALVATION have I succored [aided, helped] you: behold, NOW is the ACCEPTED TIME; behold, NOW is the DAY OF SALVATION.)'" 2 Corinthians 6:2.

Jesus said in Luke 4:19 that He CAME "to PREACH the ACCEPTABLE YEAR of the Lord". Be part of Him and this promise TODAY.

Tomorrow may be another TIME known as "THE DAY OF VENGEANCE OF OUR GOD" as prophesied in Isaiah 61:2.

By all the NEWS, the ACCUMULATING SIGNS, we see THAT DAY approaching. Hebrews 10:25.

So come to Jesus NOW, while the DAY OF SALVATION is here. Tomorrow may be TOO LATE...the judgments may have come by then.

BE READY. JESUS IS COMING QUICKLY. Greet Him with gleeful hearts and rejoicing spirits. EVEN SO, COME LORD!!!