to burst at the very time Israel is crying," PEACE, PEACE " , and may already have
struck a SECRET PEACE DEAL to divide the land of Israel, and at a time the signs in the
STARS, MOON AND SUN are crying out to us " PAY ATTENTION - WATCH !
I have devoted much of this blog to WATCHING as we are directed to do from
our Savior Jesus Christ, " What I say to you, I say to all, WATCH ! I BELIEVE THE SPIRIT OF GOD HAS BEEN IN UNISON, TEACHING HE IS NEAR ! In contrast, COUNTERFEIT
Christianity that has been in unison that we should not pay attention to when He is to return now
or 10,000 years from now,or if ever !
We should be Excited about the subject of our Savior's Return for us,
NOT IN APATHETIC DENIAL OF HIS WORD !
GREAT POST BY C. RODGERS:
The Holy Spirit operating in true believers has made it known to many that Jesus is coming soon. There never before in history has been huge numbers of Holy Spirit inspired teachings, songs, books, and movies informing us about the soon return of Jesus. The Holy Spirit is not leading all these dedicated teachers,writers and readers astray. God's purpose for this message is to get out the good news to all those with ears to hear that Jesus is about to return for His Church.
Certainly there are major segments in Christianity (even in the evangelical churches) that have been downplaying the soon return of Jesus. We see this trend in the post modern seeker friendly watered down gospel of Laodicean type mega churches. We also see it among the dominionists who believe the Church must fix everything on earth before Jesus can return. The mocking coming from "Christians" toward those who teach on his second coming and those that teach that there is a blessed hope of escape (rapture) from God's judgement was also predicted to occur just prior to the coming of Jesus.
These downplay Bible Prophecy and teach contrary to God's word that Bible prophecy is a distraction or they teach an eschatology that cannot be supported from the Bible. Bible prophecy teaching obviously does not fit within their humanistic works and/or dominionist agenda.
They include many in the mainline liberal denominations that identify with Christianity but virtually do nothing by the power of the Spirit. The Christianity the vast majority of these members have is nothing more than a religious culture. They downplay that Jesus is coming soon because they know nothing about Bible prophecy, could care less about it and are in love with the things of the world.
The true Church will know the general time of the coming of Jesus
It is written in scripture that true believers will know the general time of His return. "But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that this day should overtake you as a thief"(1Th 5:4).
Some evangelical Christians who downplay the possibility that the Holy Spirit is behind the awareness in some Christians that Jesus is coming soon, say that they know they are saved by the witness of His Spirit, or that God told them to take this job, or move here, or to go to this church or do this ministry. Why is it then so hard for them to accept that God would also tell His own people that He is about to fulfill the prophecies of His second advent? Especially since He made it clear that He would to the faithful watching.
It is also important to note that the majority of Christians who claim a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and who are doing works led by His Spirit are also the ones who loudly proclaim His imminent return. While on the other hand, the majority of those who are Christians by tradition, and who think that the Christian life is fulfilled through Sunday ritual, rote observances, mega church entertainment services, mystical feelings or through the humanistic efforts of man are the same ones who are downplaying His return.
Jesus made it clear in scripture that there would be those that would not be watching and waiting and that they would not know the time of His coming. Jesus said He would come as a thief to these people and then weeping and gnashing of teeth will be heard from those He left behind.
So which group today do you think the Spirit of God is really speaking through? The ones who are aware of Bible prophecy and the world conditions and the increasing rebellion against God by mankind or the ones who are asleep and/or think that the humanistic efforts of man will bring a paradise on earth before Jesus can even come?
Signs of the time
The astute in the evangelical church are expecting Jesus to come back soon. The dead church will not accept any knowledge that we are near the end times. Their unbelief is displayed in their paganistic and humanistic worldly lifestyle
The Holy Spirit led awakening of the true Church to the soon return of Jesus is a very strong indicator that that is this generation that will see the promise of the coming of Jesus fulfilled.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your Captain Jesus speaking, on behalf of the flight crew and Myself, let Me welcome you aboard flight 777 with continuing service to Heaven." "We have reached a cruising altitude of 400,000 feet, and should reach our final destination in the twinkling of an eye."
|2008- June 22nd||Pastor Phil Skoog|