Some people think “The Lion is away so the antelope can play – like my boss won’t be returning soon so it will be okay to kick back” In my work life it was possible to be fired for not completing my assignments on time. Contrastingly, my eternal Boss has been very merciful. Even when I mess up, He has never fired me, however, all my ways and words will be exposed to a forensic audit by the Lion of Judah very soon. Matthew 12:36-37 “But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
It is time to cast our nets wide! Pray for those family members that resist God, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal Himself in unmistakable, undeniable supernatural ways. Gambling on our eternal destination is foolish. Have I missed the mark repeatedly and received mercy? Is God’s grace, forgiveness and love available to all? Romans 3:10 “There is no one righteous, not even one;” Fools bring folly unto themselves, and I do not want to be foolish during these prophetic times. Revelation 10:3-6 “and He gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion. When He shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke. And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven say, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down.” Then the angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven. And he swore by Him who lives for ever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in them, the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it, and said, “There will be no more delay!”
“Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 – Do we only hope to encounter the gentle, sweet Lamb of God? Do I welcome His roar of discipline and obey my Father’s voice? Have I spent time in God’s Word? Mark 13:26-27,33 “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And He will send His angels and gather His elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens…Be on guard! Be alert ! You do not know when that time will come.” Do you know for sure and certain that you are Ready for the Rapture?
The Jewish people are the brethren of Jesus “inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren…” Matthew 25:40. Jesus is referring here to the Jews, who are His ethnic brethren. We are separated as sheep or goats by God’s wholesale judgment of the world based on the way the we treat His brethren, the Jewish people. Many professing Christians are antisemitic—Our Savior is a Jew, His mother Mary is a Jew, and every single person who wrote the Bible is a Jew. All people in the upper room at Pentecost were Jews. Gentiles were grafted in as believers on the day the Holy Spirit fell upon the Cornelius’ household. When that occurred, we were graciously invited into the Jewish church. In 1543 a German professor of theology, Martin Luther, published a pamphlet in which he urged that Jews be persecuted. He wrote that Jews were “no people of God.” Luther’s teachings about Israel and the Jews developed into a doctrine called Replacement Theology. Hitler adopted it. Woe 🔥 “And I will curse him who curses you;” Genesis 12:3
As believers, we are not to worry if our Heavenly Father will provide that which we need. “Fear not.” The Israelites feared walking through the Red Sea and the Jordan River. As prophecy unfolds before us, we are walking with Jesus through intensified control, censorship and ever increasing persecution. The church in 2021 is in the pre-rapture phase. At 100 years old, Abraham was tested and he proved his loyalty to God. It is time to look back in our rear view mirror and praise God for how He got us through many trials. Luke 12:11-12 “When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not WORRY about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that very hour what you should say.” The Holy Spirit does not put apt words in our mouth until we are in the very hour when we must speak. We trust His timing and wait courageously on the Lord. Amen ❤️ God will speak through us, for us and instead of us, at just the right moment. Abraham was about to obediently sacrifice his son, then at the last moment, God spoke and provided what was needed. Truth be known
Hebrews 10:23-30 “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God”
We can measure if we are ready for the rapture if we can proclaim:
1) I know Jesus and I have a personal relationship with Him.
2) I use my “talents” to serve Him and invest in His church and His Kingdom.
3) I love and support the Jewish people and the nation of Israel.
We cannot hide a single thing from He who knows the contents of all hearts. Jesus told us how to prepare for the coming judgment—in the parable of the virgins, the parable of talents, and the parable of sheep and goats. Jesus wants that none should perish, but that we all be ready when He returns for His excited Bride. The word “church” is not mentioned in Revelation chapter 6 -19 because the church was raptured before the tribulation is described. “And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it.” Rev 4:1 We do not know the day or hour of the Rapture, but it is wise to be ready at all times.
King David: “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all you lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord is God: it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. So enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise: be thankful and bless his name. For the Lord is good, His mercy is everlasting and His truth endures to all generations!”~Psalm 100:1-5