The Lion and the Lamb

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.

Two men working in the field, one taken, one left behind

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

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    • He gives us protection, intercession and mercy 😃 A Trumpet blast called John up into heaven in Revelation. The imminent rapture of the church is near. The unsaved will go through the great tribulation, Revelation chapter 6-19, seven years of pain, suffering like no other time in history. What is on the horizon, what is coming is certain. A global genocide is happening right before our eyes.

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  3. Romans 12 : 3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.” We humble ourselves before the Lord and ask for His mercy. The inhabitants of the earth were all deceived. A Great relevant word from pastor JD Farag who was born in Lebanon. Sunday Sept 5, 2021. https://subspla.sh/69rj486

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  4. Pastor Jimmy Evans ” As we get closer to the Rapture, followed by the Tribulation, Jesus says we will see a rapid increase in the spread of the Gospel. So the question we need to ask ourselves are these: Is evangelism spreading? Are more people coming to Christ? Are unreached people groups finally encountering the message of Jesus?

    The answer is YES. The Expansion of World Missions. Ever since Jesus died and rose again, there have been Christian missionaries who give their lives to telling His story to others. The original disciples were among the first, as was the Apostle Paul. Many of those spreading the message of the Kingdom in the first centuries of Christianity were Catholic missionaries, monks and nuns. After the Reformation in the 16th century, Protestant missionaries then began to travel all over the world.

    But these were still relatively few in number—until the 19th century. These statistics from Christianity Today about the expansion of the Church are especially interesting:

    In 1800, perhaps 1 percent of Protestant Christians lived in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. By 1900, this number had grown to 10 percent. Today, at least 67 percent of all active Protestant Christians live in countries once considered foreign mission fields. And the church is still growing rapidly, even explosively, in many areas—Korea, sub-Saharan Africa, Singapore, and the Peoples’ Republic of China.

    In 1800, most of the world’s Christians lived in Western Europe and North America, and only 1 percent lived outside those places. During that time, around 75 percent of the world had never heard the name of Jesus.

    But Protestant mission work began to explode during the 1800s, and missionaries traveled all over the world. By the 1900s, there were 15,000 European and Protestant missionaries around the world, and maybe half the global population had heard the message of the Gospel. Back then, however, travel was exceedingly difficult. Life as a missionary was hard. Many missionaries died.

    Even so, Christians took seriously the call to go make disciples of all nations, and in the 20th century the modern missions movement grew even more. By the year 2000, only a quarter of the world’s population had not yet been reached. Today, there are actually more Christians outside North America and western Europe than inside these traditionally Christian regions.

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  5. Isaiah, Zechariah, Ezekiel, Proverbs, Revelation, Psalms, Matthew are full of prophecy. “Be Ready at all times” The wise listen for the trumpet with their eyes on the clouds. Nobody knows the time, so don’t waste your time seeking to know the time, just be ready all the time. Don’t run ahead of God, be obedient and love your enemies that God would be glorified. Basic understanding of Revelation. Jesus is the Author, the risen holy Christ appears to John to write the vision He gives. The letters to the 7 churches all cities connected by Roman highway. #1Preoccupied with church programs and lost first love #2 be faithful #3 a political church do not compromise.#4 a prosperous church and warns about false doctrine #5 Sardis WAKE UP reignite with a pure gospel #6 A persevereing church, stay strong . #7 A lukewarm church, behold I stand on the door of your church, let Jesus in and take correction. 5th chapter – God the Father on the throne, who is worthy to open scrolls. No Angel is worthy to approach the throne. The Lion of Judah is worthy as He appears as the bloody, holy Lamb of God.

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