Summary of Bible references on the Rapture

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Spirit of Nero is the Spirit of the Antichrist part 2


Everything so far is pretty bad, it is Hitler level, but Nero got worse. The sane people saw Nero as someone who needed to go, but sadly Nero realized this before they could act and his paranoia knew no limits. Monkey trials, summary executions, black lists the size of telephone books. That put him on Stalin's level, but still it got worse. He murdered his 2nd wife and went into Norman Bates territory having her body stuffed so he could visit it and then finding a 13 year old boy that looked like her, forcing him to wear her clothes, castrating the boy, and then marrying him.

When you look at Nero you see a boy raised up in the theater in a world of intrigue, betrayal and murder. He has no inclination to be a ruler but he does understand the theater and how to take any event and turn it into a story that makes him the hero. At first he is liked quite a bit (so far resembles Hitler). But then he shows a true talent at intrigue and turns into a megalomaniac with the most evil wisdom. As the blood guiltiness grows and grows so does his paranoia and mental collapse. You could say he has become completely demon possessed.

But then he is killed and that spirit can cook slowly in the fires of hell for two thousand years before entering into the resuscitated antichrist after suffering a head wound.
 

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This dream reminds me of what we are seeing with the election fraud particularly with what happened with the Dominion machines during the election and what took place since then trying to prevent the audits.
 

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The calendar is completely confused. This video demonstrates the confusion. Every month in the Jewish calendar has 4 sabbaths, that is because the new moon sabbath can be several days. So when you are counting "complete Sabbaths" you can't assume they will be 7 days each because the New moon sabbath could be 2-3 days.

 

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Exodus 12:1-15 -- The Lord will eat this Passover again with us at the time of the rapture

1 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, 2 “This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year.

A new age begins with this age, the age of the nation of Israel. In the same way the Church age also began with the Lord instituting the Lord’s table exactly the same time that the age of Israel ended (they began by celebrating the Passover and ended by instituting the Lord’s table). Also, please note, the children of Israel left Egypt exactly 430 years to the day from when they entered Egypt. The age of slavery in Egypt began and ended on this day, the age of the nation of Israel began and ended on this day.

Luke 22:14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. 15 And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”

What does this mean, “eat it again”, Christ is our Passover, sacrificed for us? Also, “it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God”. The Passover is the deliverance from the slavery of sin. This will not be fully accomplished until the rapture. Also, please note, this account is peculiar to Luke alone, the gospel to those who are raptured first. This feast became the Lord’s table which is a dress rehearsal for the marriage feast. The fulfillment of the marriage feast will occur at the time of the rapture, therefore it stands to reason that the fulfillment of this feast that the Lord is referring to occurs at the wedding feast. At that time “He will eat it again”. Why? Because His bride matches Him. Our sacrifice becomes a feast for Him to enjoy. Our experiences of Christ become the meal that He enjoys.

3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household. 4 If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbor, having taken into account the number of people there are. You are to determine the amount of lamb needed in accordance with what each person will eat.

You have to select the lamb, examine the lamb and prepare the lamb. This takes time. So the month begins not with the Passover, but with the preparation for the Passover and that Preparation begins with the instructions from the Lord. You have ten days to follow those instructions.

This is household salvation. This is how God operates, this is how the church operates. We move as one large family. We have babies, we have the elderly, we have our animals, we are all going. Moses didn’t flee Egypt the first chance he had with just the men, he made it clear we are all going from the youngest to the eldest. The atheists mock as the Lord saying He delays His coming, but Moses waited until everyone would be saved.

5 The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats. 6 Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the members of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight.

When did the soldiers pierce Jesus with the spear? Twilight. This is a rehearsal, they are practicing for the main event.

7 Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs.

The blood is a sign that you live in a house where a lamb has been slain and where you are one with the slain lamb. Since the days of Cain the world has killed the innocent lambs out of greed or jealousy. Pharaoh ordered the midwives to kill the babies. The US legalized abortion so that sixty million babies could be killed. There is a reckoning to be had for those actions. Everyone is going to fall into one of two houses, a house where they are one with the slain lamb, or the house that killed the innocent lambs. If you are guilty of innocent blood the last thing you want to do is to advertise that by putting the blood on your doorpost. On the other hand if you are appealing to the Lord for justice for the innocent blood slain you would put it on your door. If the wedding feast is the fulfillment of this feast then make sure you are in a house that puts the blood on their doorpost letting all know that they are one with the slain lamb.

8 That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs,and bread made without yeast. 9 Do not eat the meat raw or boiled in water, but roast it over a fire—with the head, legs and internal organs. 10 Do not leave any of it till morning; if some is left till morning, you must burn it.

During this age of grace we have thoroughly consumed the lamb. Before going forward God demands that we thoroughly become one with the slain lamb and the bitter herbs.

11 This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the Lord’s Passover.

We should all be ready at any moment to leave this earth and join the Lord in air. You get dressed to leave prior to eating, it gives you the proper mindset.

12 “On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord.

Right now it is the night, and the tribulation is just about to start. When it does there will be weeping and wailing heard in Egypt. The rapture is likened to a thief in the night. The Passover has an angel of death in the night who steals the firstborn of Egypt. The ones that the Lord takes during the rapture, they may be despised slaves, but they are the “firstborn” of the Egyptian economy. This is why I do not act like chicken little with the events that are happening around the world, everything is in place for this judgement but it won't happen until the same night as this rapture. The church gets caught up at the same time that Satan gets cast down.

13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.

This is why it is called the Passover. The avenging angel came by and saw what? That the Jews were righteous? No, they saw the blood of the lamb. That is a testimony that those in this house fear God and obey His commands. That is what we mean by “justification by faith”. You aren’t justified because you were a really good person, or that you have been treated unfairly so this will balance it out. You are justified because you fear God and obey His commands. You are justified by the blood of the lamb, not of sheep and goats, but of His Son, Jesus Christ. This word for "pass over" is related to the word "stand". It suggests God standing over the house to keep the avenging angel away. Putting the blood on the door is a testimony that you belong to God and God will protect what belongs to Him.

14 “This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance. 15 For seven days you are to eat bread made without yeast. On the first day remove the yeast from your houses, for whoever eats anything with yeast in it from the first day through the seventh must be cut off from Israel.

Here is yet another command that you will keep if you fear God. This is something that is easy to misunderstand. First, you can go to the grocery store and buy yeast to leaven your bread, but you don’t have to. Sour dough is bread made with a “natural leaven”. If you simply leave the dough out in the air for a period of time leaven from the air will land on it, and begin to leaven it. It is highly unlikely that the Jews “bought” leaven which they added to their bread. What they all most likely did was to add a sour dough starter to it which does the same thing. In fact if you simply make dough in a wooden bowl that you always use for this purpose it will leaven the bread. So then to get “unleavened bread” not only did they not add the sour dough starter, but you also don’t give the dough a chance to rise. It is made in haste. Personally I like to make bread and I like to use a sour dough starter. I think it makes the bread delicious. But that is not how soldiers eat, they eat crackers. You can fit more food in a smaller space. This is not a meal for a five star restaurant but rather for an army on the move. Also, if I am not going to use my sour dough starter for a week I might as well throw it out. That also is part of the law, remove all leaven from your house, it is a spring cleaning. When you enjoy God’s word you don’t need to be a french chef, take the word, crush it up, add a little water, some salt, and there you go, the bread of life.
 

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Exodus 12:16-30 Don't forget where you came from

16 On the first day hold a sacred assembly, and another one on the seventh day. Do no work at all on these days, except to prepare food for everyone to eat; that is all you may do.

You got to love this. This is the Jewish thanksgiving and it lasts a week and you have two big celebrations on the first day and the last. When you look at the Jewish festivals it seems all they do is have sabbaths where you do no work, and sacred assemblies and eat food. But the reality is that in the world people have much more free time than this, they don’t know what to do with themselves so they seem empty. Having all these great celebrations that everyone is involved in, they are fun. The year starts with this great week long thanksgiving remembering when you were like an army leaving Egypt and all the wonders God performed. It ends with the feast of tabernacles where you get to stay in a tent. It is like the yearly feasts were designed by a ten year old. Even if the parents work every other day that is not mentioned you still have some great quality family time every year, not just with your family but your cousins, and all your friends. Likewise think of the rapture, the first day would be a great celebration, then seven days later (7 years according to Daniel's prophecy) you would have the marriage of the Lamb, the second big celebration.

17 “Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt. Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come.18 In the first month you are to eat bread made without yeast, from the evening of the fourteenth day until the evening of the twenty-first day. 19 For seven days no yeast is to be found in your houses. And anyone, whether foreigner or native-born, who eats anything with yeast in it must be cut off from the community of Israel. 20 Eat nothing made with yeast. Wherever you live, you must eat unleavened bread.”

Obviously no Jewish bakery would be making bread with yeast, so if you had bread with yeast you bought it from the world. One week don’t eat the world’s bread. Beware of the leaven of the pharisees. A Hollywood movie has been leavened, prepared by the finest chefs the world has. By contrast your unleavened bread may taste like dry crackers. But it is special, you made it, and you are remembering when you came out of slavery. You weren’t coming out of a five star restaurant. These are real experiences.

21 Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go at once and select the animals for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb. 22 Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. None of you shall go out of the door of your house until morning.

My understanding is that hyssop refers to our faith as being small and weak. We don’t even get to use a real paint brush. Our bread is crackers, and all we have is some weed to wipe the blood with. But that is real, that is how we started out. Don’t forget where you came from.

23 When the Lord goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.

Be at peace, this is how the year began, it has only been a year to God, so relax He isn’t all of a sudden going to let the destroyer rough up the church at the end of the age.

24 “Obey these instructions as a lasting ordinance for you and your descendants. 25 When you enter the land that the Lord will give you as he promised, observe this ceremony. 26 And when your children ask you, ‘What does this ceremony mean to you?’ 27 then tell them, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice to the Lord, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt and spared our homes when he struck down the Egyptians.’” Then the people bowed down and worshiped. 28 The Israelites did just what the Lord commandedMoses and Aaron.

This is why we keep the Lord’s table every month. It is meaningful and it is a rehearsal for the wedding dinner. Think about a terrifying thought for a moment, imagine you had to stand up during the Lord’s table and share your experience of the Lord. It would be like a cracker you made, or it might look like the blood smeared on the lintel with some shrub. Now imagine you need to do that at the real wedding feast of the Lord at the end of this age! That is why we need to practice each week. We are preparing to see the Lord on that day.

29 At midnight the Lord struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well. 30 Pharaoh and all his officials and all the Egyptians got up during the night, and there was loud wailing in Egypt, for there was not a house without someone dead.

Everyone is crying “how long O Lord will you not judge and avenge our blood?” Then when the Lord does answer that prayer they are shocked, how horrible! Yes, Cain killing Abel was horrible, Pharaoh killing the Jewish babies was horrible, America aborting sixty million babies was horrible. There will be a day of judgement and on that day there will be a loud wailing in Egypt.
 

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Exodus 12:31-49 We leave as a conquering Army

31 During the night Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Up! Leave my people, you and the Israelites! Go, worship the Lord as you have requested. 32 Take your flocks and herds, as you have said, and go. And also bless me.”

Remember this, we didn’t leave with our tails between our legs, we didn’t flee like criminals, we marched out as a victorious army led by God. We warned Pharaoh, he refused to listen, he paid the price for that arrogance.

33 The Egyptians urged the people to hurry and leave the country. “For otherwise,” they said, “we will all die!” 34 So the people took their dough before the yeast was added, and carried it on their shoulders in kneading troughs wrapped in clothing. 35 The Israelites did as Moses instructed and asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and gold and for clothing. 36 The Lord had made the Egyptians favorably disposed toward the people, and they gave them what they asked for; so they plundered the Egyptians.

We left as a conquering army that had plundered them. That was our severance pay. That is where the gold and silver for the tabernacle came from. That is where we got the bronze to make the brazen altar. They paid us, but it went to the Lord. The worldly system is based on debt, currency is created when you borrow money, in a very real sense debt is what makes the world go round. In essence they create currency to represent your future labor. When you die your estate is liable for the debt you are carrying. But, what happens at the rapture, who will be responsible then? Will life insurance pay out? Definitely not, there is nothing in the contract to cover "the rapture". Mortgages, car payments and credit card debt will all be left hanging. You can go to court against those who remain, but imagine what happens if 10% of the world is raptured, 700 million people. The court system would be in total chaos. It would be decades before you could sort it out. The cost to litigate it would be too much and so most debt would be written off. There could be 35 million Americans. The average American has $90,000 in debt (mortgages, car payments, credit card payments). That is a $3 trillion dollar hit to the US financial market, but worldwide it would be double or triple that. This is not a trivial loss to the global equity market.

37 The Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Sukkoth. There were about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children.38 Many other people went up with them, and also large droves of livestock, both flocks and herds.39 With the dough the Israelites had brought from Egypt, they baked loaves of unleavened bread. The dough was without yeast because they had been driven out of Egypt and did not have time to prepare food for themselves.

What a sight that was.

40 Now the length of time the Israelite people lived in Egypt was 430 years. 41 At the end of the 430 years, to the very day, all the Lord’s divisions left Egypt. 42 Because the Lord kept vigil that night to bring them out of Egypt, on this night all the Israelites are to keep vigil to honor the Lord Of the generations to come.

The Lord is very precise in keeping time, in celebrating the festivals, in every appointed day. There is a reason for that and it is prophetic. To tell everyone exactly what would happen from the very beginning, just another way we can see how awesome our God is.

43 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “These are the regulations for the Passover meal: “No foreigner may eat it. 44 Any slave you have bought may eat it after you have circumcised him,45 but a temporary resident or a hired worker may not eat it.

You have to be a believer. Circumcision is a sign of the covenant. The term “slave” here is not equivalent to what was meant by Southern slavery. You couldn’t purchase anyone until they were old enough to sign the contract themselves. The contract was not for life (unless the slave chose to not go out free), instead the contract was an agreed upon payment in return for a certain amount of labor. What we call “employees” the Bible calls slaves.

46 “It must be eaten inside the house; take none of the meat outside the house. Do not break any of the bones. 47 The whole community of Israel must celebrate it.

Remember, “not a bone of Him was broken”. All of these ordinances point us to how great our God is. Today the house of God is the church. We eat the Lord’s table where two or three are gathered together at the very least. The church life is a corporate life. This is a picture of a corporate salvation, just like the first rapture which is of the church in Philadelphia. However we see the salvation in stages, this age, the age of grace, began with the Lord's table with Jesus being our Passover feast. That was the time at which we were thrust out of Egypt. The death and resurrection of the Lord at that time as well as our baptism during this age depicts us crossing the Red sea. We have a destination, it is the good land, the coming kingdom. The key stop on this journey will be Mount Sinai, which depicts Pentecost shortly after the Lord's crucifixion. Then again, at this same time the children of Israel crossed the Jordan river. Both in the old and new testament our salvation is depicted in stages, you have seven churches in Revelation depicting the stages by which this community, the church, is saved. Likewise in the book of Numbers you see the Israelites going through stages as well where they are purified.

48 “A foreigner residing among you who wants to celebrate the Lord’s Passover must have all the males in his household circumcised; then he may take part like one born in the land. No uncircumcised male may eat it.

The term foreigner is not racist. It is about a covenant. If you don’t have a covenant with God you have no business eating this feast. Circumcision is the Old Testament sign of the covenant. In the New Testament the sign is that God has circumcised our heart with the cross of Christ. You must embrace the cross and take up your own cross if you wish to partake of this salvation. If you do not know the Lord Jesus and have not received Him as your savior then you are a stranger to the covenant and promises of God.

49 The same law applies both to the native-born and to the foreigner residing among you.” 50 All the Israelites did just what the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron. 51 And on that very day the Lord brought the Israelites out of Egypt by their divisions.

And that is the key, fear God, obey his commandments. Do exactly what the Lord commands and the Lord will bring us out when He raptures the church. The Lord is transforming us into a kingdom people, a priestly people, a people conformed to His image.
 

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"Put on the Armor of light"

If you have a person who was a former drug addict and criminal that could cause you to question their testimony unless that is their testimony. Think about Mike Lindell, he is very up front and honest about his past drug use and criminality. He has clearly repented and confessed his sins and his foundation to help others is a testimony that there are works associated with his faith, his faith is not dead.

When he was on Jimmy Kimmel's show he tried to discredit Mike's investigation into election fraud saying that Meth addicts are frequently paranoid. Mike's response was perfect, he said that if what Jimmy was saying was true then his past drug use would mean he would no longer be able to exercise his rights as a citizen and that with this one statement Kimmel was pulling the rug out from anyone who had ever abused drugs. That is the armor of light.

Now compare this to Fauci who just in the last day said that he has always advocated for having an open mind about the pandemic coming from the Wuhan lab. That isn't true. You can find story after story after story where he did everything he could to kill any suggestion of a lab origin and attempted to discredit those saying this. If Fauci had been up front and honest and confessed to being wrong it would be a minor issue, but his insistence to the contrary is a powerful motivator for others to bring out the spotlight and search because he is plainly trying to cover up something far worse than him simply being wrong. That is what it is to be clothed in darkness.

When you come to the Lord the very first thing the Lord demands of you is to confess your sins and deal with them. For example, simply confessing that you were a former drug addict might not be sufficient, perhaps trying to help others get free of addiction is one way the Lord would lead you to deal with your sins. By coming into the light you are also putting on the armor of light. That armor will protect you. If you do get into the warfare with evil spirits they will surely look for a way to attack and harm you. The best protection is to put on the armor of light. They will be looking for your hidden sins. Confess and repent of all your sins first, put on the armor of light.
 

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Acts 4:1-20 -- Is it right to listen to you?

4 The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. 2 They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. 3 They seized Peter and John and, because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day.4 But many who heard the message believed; so the number of men who believed grew to about five thousand.

One of the first questions you ask yourself after getting saved is why are so many greatly disturbed by the apostle’s teaching? Anyone paying attention to the news realizes that there are many who are greatly disturbed by the gospel and are actively doing whatever they can to seize people preaching the gospel and to shut them up.

5 The next day the rulers, the elders and the teachers of the law met in Jerusalem. 6 Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and others of the high priest’s family.7 They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this?”

This is the "buried lead". If you are speaking in the Lord's name it is a declaration that these pompous human representatives are not "the Lord". The essence of the spirit of antichrist is that the false Christ portrays themselves as Lord. This is the essences of totalitarian regimes, they want to be Lord and therefore they cannot tolerate the church. They want to control what kids are taught, they want to get rid of mothers and replace them with "birthing people", they want to control what people say, and they want to control what you do, where you go.

8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! 9 If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, 10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. 11 Jesus is “‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ 12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

The builders are supposed to be the experts and the cornerstone is the most important stone for the entire building. It establishes the lines for the walls so they are straight and so that the building is in the proper place. These experts rejected Jesus as being a stone fit for the wall, and yet He has become the cornerstone. That really makes you question whether or not they know what they are doing. Consider this last election, there are people in the media who are supposed to be “experts”, talking heads concerning national security, diplomacy and economy. Look at how fast everything has come undone with Biden. Look at how quickly they are ready to admit he is not mentally fit to be president. They were supposed to be experts, not choosing Trump will expose them the same way rejecting Jesus exposed the phony religious leaders. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dr...go-cognitive-test-to-assess-mental-impairment

13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.

These rulers were able to rule by intimidating those who were uneducated. There are many rules about what clothes you can wear, what the fibers can be made of, how you should behave if you put on new clothes, new clothes should be inspected to make sure they don’t have improper fibers, which arm should put on the shirt first, which shoe you should tie first, what clothes to wear of the Sabbath, on holidays, on intermediate days, while praying. Altogether there are 613 rabbinical commandments. You would need a degree to know all of them and making a mistake in these is a simple way to see that someone is uneducated and therefore unqualified to be a leader. Yet three years with Jesus and they are no longer intimidated by this.

14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say.

This is where you get to when you have the facts. Fauci is trying to say that a year ago he was open minded to the possibility that the pandemic came from a lab. The problem is he was giving interviews everyday. We have the video evidence, the interviews, the long list of journalists who questioned him. They aren't going to lie for him because it would make them out to be a liar. There is nothing they can say.

15 So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together. 16 “What are we going to do with these men?” they asked. “Everyone living in Jerusalem knows they have performed a notable sign, and we cannot deny it. 17 But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them to speak no longer to anyone in this name.”

This is what I find so interesting, why did they feel threatened? Why did they feel they must “stop this thing from spreading any further”?

18 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! 20 As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

That is the answer! Why does anyone listen to these guys? They are the rulers, the elders and the teachers of the law. Why does anyone care what they say? The reason is that we believe they are giving us the word of God. Once people have to ask “which is right, to listen to you or to listen to God” the entire edifice they have constructed collapses. This is the fundamental question that Jesus’ ministry forces you to ask. Prior to this Emperors, Kings, Pharaohs, and Caesars all claimed divine right. They claimed they were speaking for God. Once this question began to be asked Kings coordinated with Priests. Kings would claim a holy war and the Priests would back them up. The laws would have a legalized slavery and the Priests would justify this in the preaching. But this question by Peter was echoed by Martin Luther, and throughout this age. We have come to realize that the rulers played us when they told us the crusades were a holy war. We were played when they told us that the Vietnam war was a war to protect the US from communism. We were played when they told us that Iraq was responsible for 9/11 and that they had weapons of mass destruction. This age has been about being with the Lord and learning to stand on our own two feet and to stop being played by everyone claiming divine right to rule. This question that Peter asks is very similar to what God told him on the mount of transfiguration: “this is my beloved Son, hear Him”. Peter took that to heart and so asks these rulers

“Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you or to Him?”

This is what was so revolutionary about Jesus ministry. If Jesus is Lord then the rulers, elders and priests better be one with Jesus, otherwise why should we listen to them? Those that are not one with the Lord are greatly disturbed by our speaking and will do everything to shut us up.
 

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Acts 4:21-37 -- This age began with a conspiracy against Jesus?

21 After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened. 22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old. 23 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them.25 You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David: “‘Why do the nations rage and the people plot in vain? 26 The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed one.’

We are about to see the nations rage, right now they are plotting in vain. Globalism is the rulers banding together against the Lord. If we can stand on our own two feet then all these leaders become superfluous. In the New Testament leaders are servants, they are very different from the leaders you have in the world. What is happening today, people are questioning why we need to listen to them? If you are a taxpayer you are paying for the police department. If the police department is not protecting and serving you, then why are you paying for them? This is the same question Rosa Parks asked. This is the same question every boycott asks. We pay for the federal government to serve and protect us. If they are sending our kids to go overseas and die in wars so that some oil company or defense contractor can get rich, why are we listening to them? The CDC is supposed to keep us safe from Pandemics. SARS was a potential pandemic in 2004, they should have developed a vaccine for it. We now think that being exposed to SARS in 2004 made some countries much safer from the Covid19 pandemic, this is why Vietnam and Taiwan were not impacted. If the CDC had a vaccine for SARS they could have given this to us this summer and we wouldn’t have this catastrophe with colleges and schools reopening. If they are not doing their job why are we paying them?

27 Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

They will always brand these as “conspiracy theories” and connect them to crazy conspiracy theories. But Peter tells you right here that this age began with a conspiracy against Jesus. Historians have shown that Hitler conspired to seize power in Germany and then to start WWII, the US conspired to ramp up the Vietnam war with a phony claim of an attack on our Navy. Bush conspired to falsely accuse Saddam of having Weapons of Mass destruction to get that war. JFK was killed by a conspiracy to change US foreign policy. You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. We are being set free to stand on our own two feet and to be able to hear the voice of God’s beloved Son.

31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

This word will shake the earth. What is happening in Beirut and Belarus and Portland will take place across the entire globe. People are asking “why should we listen to you?” That is earth shaking. And, people are being filled with the Holy Spirit, and they are speaking the word boldly.

32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need. 36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”), 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.

Right now we are in the midst of an economic disaster. China is on the brink of a famine, North Korea has admitted to being in a famine, the western US is in a very severe drought on an apocalyptic scale. China has cash and will buy up food from around the world which is why corn prices have risen 50% in the last four months. That in turn will cause third world countries to have a very deep famine. The real issue is not that there isn’t enough food, the real issue is that it isn’t shared equally. The richest 1% own 44% of the world’s wealth. That is the real problem. The church can weather this storm by sharing everything they have. The tribulation will be a massive storm. Also to be fully aware of how bad things are Betelgeuse is about to explode into a supernova. This star is so close to us that it will significantly impact the amount of light and heat the earth gets on a daily basis, that by itself will really exacerbate the situation but it might be even worse. When a supernova explodes it sends out two huge jets of plasma. If one of those jets were aimed at Earth it will burn up our ozone layer removing the protection from cancer causing UV radiation. That would kill plants, fish, animals and people would go blind and develop cancers. I mention this because in a single day the entire world would realize that the day of the Lord's wrath has come and would hide themselves from the Sun.
 

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1Timothy 4 -- What is the apostasy?

1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.

Let’s discuss what these demons teach. First, they will negate the necessity of faith in Jesus to be saved. As long as you do what you think is good then that is OK. Second they will undermine the faith in one God and Father. Since God is the God of all then “all Gods” are referring to this God. This is a direct contradiction to the word of the Lord that He is the way, the truth and the life, no man comes to the Father but by Him. They will deny specific commands and laws in the Bible like capital punishment. This is arrogant and opens the door for anyone to treat God’s word in a way that you can pick and choose what you will receive and what you will reject. They will teach people to commit fornication. They will teach ecumenism as a way to short circuit preaching the gospel. On the surface ecumenism sounds good, the oneness of all Christians. But when someone denies the faith once for all delivered to the saints, that is not something you can tolerate. So what they are really teaching when they say “ecumenism” is to tolerate that woman Jezebel who calls herself a prophetess and teaches my servants to worship idols and commit fornication. That is what these teachings are doing. Also, instead of referring to preaching the gospel as preaching the gospel they call it “proselytizing” and condemn it as unfriendly. This is a big deal, you must not share the gospel with atheists, you must respect the “freedom of religion” of every person. So preaching the gospel is now “disrespectful” of someone’s freedom not to believe. Along these lines they teach you to worship in silence, just like Paul said, they worship dumb idols that make you dumb. They will teach there is no hell, that Islam and Judaism and Christianity all worship the same God. Again, blurring the lines of the gospel in an attempt to deceive the elect. They will undermine the faith by referring to certain passages in the Bible as “magic” and “God is not a magician”. They will confuse and distort what the Lord did on the cross. Jesus bore our judgement for sin on the cross. He didn’t commit sin, but He bore the full judgement for the sin that we have committed. In that way He has paid the full price for our redemption. But they will distort that and say Jesus became a sinner for us, it isn’t our sin, it is His. In this teaching liberating us from sin becomes liberating us to sin. They will undermine marriage and reject God’s condemnation of homosexual acts.

2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.

We see certain sects forbid the priests and nuns to get married. This sounds holy and chaste, but what has happened is that about 25% of priests do have sexual relations with other adults. As a result you have a serious problem. Either you don’t have enough priests or you cover up this behavior. This teaching pushes many priests into committing fornication which in turn compromises their ability to condemn sin. Then you have pedophile priests. If they excommunicate the pedophile priests they might in turn expose the priests who are committing fornication, so the whole house of cards comes down. So instead they simply shuffle the pedophile priests around from parish to parish. This teaching promotes a religion of lies, deceit, hypocrisy and evil.

4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

This becomes a distorted and twisted view of the Bible. God doesn’t forbid priests to marry, the Bible doesn’t, but because the Catholic church does people then think that God does. That in turn makes everyone think that if they are married they are somehow less holy or less consecrated to God. The backlash is what we are seeing now with an all out assault on God and the Bible.

6 If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. 7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.

The worldly society is filled with godless myths. Santa Claus, Halloween, horror movies, zombies, vampires are all examples of godless myths. Don’t have anything to do with them.

8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. 10 That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.

Train yourself like someone going to the gym. We have put our trust in the living God who is the savior of all people. That is why we preach the gospel, that is why we speak of the Lord, that is why we teach people to repent of sin, that is why we obey the Lord’s word. We do His commands because we love Him and know Him. We know that He is the savior of all people and we want all to receive Him by faith and repent of their sins.

11 Command and teach these things.

The deceiving spirits mock the idea of “command these things” they even attempt to discourage you from teaching these things.

12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.


The Lord is coming and until He does come we need to devote ourselves to these things: public reading of scripture, preaching and teaching.


15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.



The more diligent we are the more we will progress. It is like the guy who goes to the gym and works out. When we preach and teach and read scriptures it can save those who hear, but it will also save us. Doing this is a salvation to you first and foremost.
 

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No one knows the day or the hour (Matthew)

Matthew 24:36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

Think about that! No one knew? Really, so then why did Noah build an ark? Why was he preaching to everyone? The context of this is not that we don't know there is a coming judgement, nor is it that we are not to prepare for it, nor is it even that we don't have a very clear idea of when it is about to happen. Surely Noah knew when the ark was prepared, he knew when he had gathered all the animals. He might not have known that it would three days from today, but He knew it would be very soon. This word is not spoken to Noah, a preacher of righteousness but to all those in the world who were laughing at him and going about their daily business.

42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

You don't prepare your house to repel a thief when you see him coming, you do it before that. We will see the apostasy, the house of God being broken into. We are the Lord's servants, He expects we are there preventing the house from being broken into. Paul gave the same admonition to Timothy. If you want the Lord to say "well done good and faithful servant". The point of this word is you prepare for this thief even though you don't know when he is coming.

45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47 Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48 But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49 and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Wow! If you are the wise and faithful servant you will be expecting the Lord to return on the day He does return. That is very clearly what this warning to the wicked servant is saying. This word that everyone keeps quoting is a warning to wicked servants who are not faithful and wise. Not expecting the Lord on the day He returns and not being aware of the hour in which the rapture takes place is a sign of a wicked servant.

This portion of Matthew uses this warning three times: it is for those who are rejecting the preaching of righteousness from Noah, it is for church leaders to stand up to the apostasy, and it is for the Lord's servants to be faithful and wise giving the members of the household of God their food in their proper time. In none of these three examples is this word an excuse to not preach of the Lord's soon coming, on the contrary it is a warning to be faithful and to be on our toes.


Matthew 25:6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ 7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’ 9 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’ 10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. 11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’ 12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

Once again the context of this verse is the opposite of how many use it when they quote it. We have a wedding, in the Jewish tradition there was first an engagement ceremony, for us this was at Pentecost when the Lord gave us the Holy Spirit as a promise. Then He goes to prepare a place for them and has two years to return to get His bride. You have two years of anticipation. This doesn't mean that the bride goes about her business for two years never seeing her betrothed. I would think she would see him every day and if not at least every weekend. Surely she would see the progress on the place He is preparing. But look at those who are locked out of the wedding, "I never knew you". You never came to see the Lord on the weekends, you never fellowshipped with Him during the week, you were not in the word, in prayer, and we know this for a fact because your vessel doesn't have any oil in it. So yes, the bride doesn't know the day or the hour, but she knows the house is ready and it could be any day now.
 

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No one knows the day or the hour (Mark and Luke)

Mark13:26 “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 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. 28 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 29 Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it[d] is near, right at the door. 30 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard! Be alert!


These people who quote this verse are really clueless about what the Lord is saying. He just gave us a prophecy that tells us the generation in which He will return. In other words there are all sorts of prophecies that let us know that the day is approaching. that is the context to this verse which begins with "but" we don't know the day or the hour. In other words you can learn a whole lot about the Lord's coming, but beware of those loony tunes telling you the day and the hour. Even if an angel appeared to them, the angels don't know either.


You do not know when that time will come. 34 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch. 35 “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36 If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37 What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”


The point of this verse is that He wants to come back and find you as a faithful servant.


Luke 12:35 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, 36 like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. 37 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. 38 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak.
39 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”


Same concept is here. Watch Downton Abbey, when the master goes away they have jobs to do to prepare the house which they can't do every day. They are preparing for His return so that when He comes everything is ready. The point of this verse is that wicked servants are lazy, if they knew the day and hour they would party and play right up to that hour. So imagine this is Downton Abbey and some servants are good and faithful and some are wicked. It is very likely that as the master is returning He might make a phone call to the house. Those who are at their posts would become "aware" of His soon return whereas those who are out carousing will be found out.


Luke 12:42 The Lord answered, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time? 43 It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns. 44 Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 45 But suppose the servant says to himself, ‘My master is taking a long time in coming,’ and he then begins to beat the other servants, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk.
46 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.


This portion is crystal clear. The reason He doesn't tell us the day or the hour is so that He can make a distinction between the faithful and wise managers and the wicked ones.

 

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The Lord rebuked the pharisees as hypocrites because they claimed to not know the hour of their visitation even though there were plenty of prophecies that told them when, where and what it would be like.
 

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Psalm 120 A song of ascents, the year 2020 a year of ascent.

1 I call on the Lord in my distress,

and he answers me.


This was how 2020 began. The Jewish year begins with the month Nissan, about the same time NY shut down due to the pandemic.

2 Save me, Lord,

from lying lips

and from deceitful tongues.


We now know that we were surrounded by lying lips and deceitful tongues. Fauci was funding the research at the lab that developed and released the pandemic. The media and Fauci worked to attack anyone who tried to connect a pandemic that began in Wuhan to a bio weapons lab in Wuhan. All the evidence that it came from there is the same as the evidence we now are saying proves it comes from the lab, yet Fauci lied saying the evidence pointed to a natural occurrence when there was no such evidence. One possible explanation is that the election is over so we can now tell the truth. People were censored, labeled as racists, and mocked as conspiracy theorists. It seems the only way to know if someone is telling the truth is if the mainstream media labels you a conspiracy theorist. The use of HCQ as a therapy was mocked, ridiculed, and Fauci said it was inherently unsafe. Yet studies have since proved that it is an effective therapy. Andrew Cuomo was lauded as the gold standard for dealing with the pandemic, we now know he was directly responsible for hundreds if not thousands of deaths by sending contagious people back to nursing homes. The election was a lie, we now have the evidence of fraud in Az and Ga, enough to flip the results of the election. We also have evidence in Wi, Mi, and Pa. Biden’s campaign was a lie. Everyone could see that he was not cognitively competent to be president but they wouldn’t allow you to say it until this week. Kamala Harris campaign was a lie saying she would eliminate the human rights abuse at the border if she were elected. She has been made the border Czar and the situation is 10 times worse (that is an accurate estimate, not a figure of speech). And what else did we see? We saw the deplorables come together to pray for salvation. On January 6 (still part of 2020 by Jewish calendar reckoning) we saw them perpetuate lie after lie. Trump was impeached for “inciting a riot” -- a lie. The protestors were accused of beating officer Sicknic to death with a fire extinguisher -- a lie. They were accused of killing him with bear spray -- a lie. We now know that 20 of the key people organizing and carrying out the riot work for the FBI, and we know that the capital police waved the people in. We also know that the mayor of Washington DC arrested the proud boys prior to the event (they act as security for these events), and that despite the FBI knowing of this event nothing was done to improve security. We also know that Pelosi refused Trump’s offer of the national guard. So this was a year of praying “save me Lord from lying lips”.

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What will he do to you,

and what more besides,

you deceitful tongue?

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He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows,

with burning coals of the broom bush.

This is what we are now seeing. The evidence of election fraud is irrefutable and not of incompetence but of willful fraud. Likewise the evidence against China and this pandemic has become overwhelming with people calling for China to pay $10 trillion in reparations. Now with evidence of what really happened Jan 6 we are seeing the guilty get exposed and brought to justice as well.

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Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek,

that I live among the tents of Kedar!

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Too long have I lived

among those who hate peace.

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I am for peace;

but when I speak, they are for war.


This we also saw in 2020. Antifa is not for peace, they are for war. The looting, the riots, the crime, and the vitriol. They spew hate and they try to divide us with hate speech.
 

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I started this blog because I felt the rapture was the one topic in the New Testament that had been poorly covered. There were many charlatans on this topic which ruined it for many others. But that only convinced me how important it was. My first decision was that everyone who comes to this topic focuses on "when", I would focus on everything but when. Doubtless there are verses from the Lord that suggested this path, still when I came across those looking at the calendar and sharing signs and "high watch times" I linked that into this blog.

I have been studying the word since 1978 and during that time I have seen many people who study the word and know the word. What is far less common are those who are breaking new ground. That is very rare and generally when someone claims to have new light they are part of a cult.

The point is that I am very impressed with Dr. Barry Awe. He was courageous in pressing on with a topic (the when) that on the surface appeared to be a fruitless endeavor. The work that he has done on this topic in the word of God is intimidating.

In my opinion linking to Dr. Barry Awe's video's completely makes up the lack in this blog concerning the "when".
 

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The Lord does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants

Amos 3:7 Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.

Does this apply to the rapture? Why wouldn't it?

1Corinthians 15:51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—

This obviously applies to the rapture. It is one of the mysteries.

Ephesians 1:9 he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,

Surely the rapture is included in the mystery of God's will.

Ephesians 6:19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,

Surely the rapture is included in "the mystery of the gospel". Ask yourself, what is the one topic that most preachers are afraid to touch?

Colossians 1:26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. 27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.

The hope of glory is a reference to the rapture and therefore is part of this mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations but is now disclosed to the Lord's people.

1Timothy 3:16 Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

Taken up in glory includes the rapture. The rapture will be a vindication to the Lord. He will be glorified in that day.

Revelation 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and didst hear; and keep it, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

Many Christians have forgotten "how" they received the revelation of the mystery. Today they open the books and parrot what has been taught. They do not allow a fresh reading, they do not allow anyone to question the accepted dogmas. That is not how we received and didst hear.

In the same way this mystery is being unfurled at the end of the age, many Christians will refuse to receive it because they have forgotten how they had first received and heard. If you do not wake up there is a warning, the Lord will come as a thief and you will be clueless. Imagine how embarrassing it will be for those who have pretended to be Bible scholars to have the Lord come and they were completely clueless. It would be as bad as what happened to the Jewish scholars when Jesus was born the first time. The prophecies in Jeremiah and Daniel and other places were more than sufficient to let them know when and where He would be born but they treated that as some trivia question. As a result the Lord's first coming was as a thief (say goodbye to Jerusalem).
 

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2Timothy 3 -- Unveiling impostors (part 1)

3 But know this, that in the last days grievous times shall come.

It is very interesting to me that there appear to be two completely different narratives playing out on the internet. There are those who are compiling video footage of natural disasters, strange phenomena and economic indicators claiming these are grievous times, and then there are those who are telling us it was just like this in the 70s, nothing to see here. A video of a person filling a duffle bag with stuff from the shelves of a Walgreen's while the security guard watches is making the rounds. It is due to San Franciso passing laws to not to pursue or engage with shoplifters and for the most part to not prosecute either. As a result 17 Walgreen's stores in San Francisco are shutting down. Let us be clear, grievous times are coming and it will only get worse. The border has been thrown wide open and we are on track to have several million illegals enter the country this year. All of this human traffic is controlled by the cartels. This is very profitable business for them so you can be sure that the cartel controlled gangs in the US cities will get bigger and scarier.

2 For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;

and yet Paul doesn’t talk about disasters or signs in the heavens, he talks about how men will have become shameless. I am going to illustrate this using Trump to illustrate how we know that these are grievous times. Therefore, to avoid the appearance of favoring one candidate over the other I feel I do need to say something about Clinton and Biden first. My point has nothing to do with who to vote for, I see no hope for any government other than Jesus. Instead I see this as evidence that we are in the grievous times of the last days. In the 2016 election we knew that as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had violated laws when she set up her own server for her emails. As Secretary of State those emails were often referencing State secrets. If anyone working for the State department had done this they would have been fired and prosecuted for a felony. So to commit this crime and then ask us to vote for her as though it was a simple mistake, that was an outrageous insult. There is an involved process people go through to get security clearance and they are fully educated on how serious it is to violate it. The idea that she didn’t know that she was violating that was insulting. After Trump was elected they went through years of investigations to see if he had colluded with Russia. During this time it was confirmed that Russia had indeed interfered with the election and had also hacked the DNC’s server. These facts condemn Hillary even more, it is as though they were pointing one finger at Trump and three fingers were pointing at them. She had to know that there were Russian and Chinese hackers working for those countries to hack into multinational corporate servers. As Secretary of State she was privy to the up to date intelligence on these hackers. How is a government employee going to afford to keep their server secure from them when fortune 500 companies can’t keep their servers secure? As for Biden Kamala Harris said during the campaign that she believed the women who alleged sexual misconduct by Biden. If that is true then how is it a few months later she is willing to run on the same ticket with him? The point I am going to make is not how bad Trump is but how grievous the times have become. If you support Trump then you should also be able to realize that if he did not have these personal failings and flaws he would have been reelected. Almost all those who dislike Trump dislike him for these reasons. Finally, Trump is transparent. We are learning that the Clintons and the Bidens are very bad people (Bill Clinton apparently frequented Epstein's pedophile island while Biden is a Free Mason, a satanic cult).

Lover of self —

During the pandemic over 150,000 Americans have died, many more have become extremely sick. People have lost their jobs, and may lose their homes. Yet Trump complains about what the pandemic is doing to him, that this was some evil plot to keep him from being reelected. There is evidence of this, but it comes across as completely narcissistic.

Covetous —

"The beauty of me is that I'm very rich." Donald Trump. This is a very interesting comment in how "truthful" it is. He seems to be saying that the reason he is "attractive" or "interesting" is because he is rich. It really shows what the time is like with many worshipping idols.

Boastful —

"I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created." Donald Trump. Once again a very interesting comment, in the end he really does get an A+ for his handling of the economy, but it shows that people are taught to boast. Resume writing skills focus on teaching people to boast and to spin.

haughty

"My Twitter has become so powerful that I can actually make my enemies tell the truth." Donald Trump. Pride goes before a fall, his boasting was not good, it provoked Twitter into banning him.

railers

“Ariana Huffington is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man — he made a good decision.” Donald Trump. One thing Trump was very good at was insulting people, it was his super power.

disobedient to parents

Trump encouraged Americans to disobey governors orders concerning social distancing, masks, and the shut down of business. In reality we have political leaders who are disobedient to the constitution, that in turn becomes an example for others to be disobedient to them.

unthankful

On Thanksgiving Trump was asked what he was most thankful for and he said he was most thankful for himself.

unholy

"I've said if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her." Donald Trump.

without natural affection

"What is it at 35? It's called check-out time." — Trump on relationships with women.

implacable

Obama once made a joke about Trump, since that time he has been implacable concerning Obama.

slanderers

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending the best. They're not sending you, they're sending people that have lots of problems and they're bringing those problems. They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime. They're rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they're telling us what we're getting." Donald Trump. How did Trump get elected? It is simple, this is what our political campaigns have become, six months of slandering one another.
 

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2Timothy 3 -- Unveiling impostors (part 2)

without self-control

"I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.” Donald Trump

fierce

"You have to dominate," he said. "If you don't dominate, you're wasting your time." concerning the police response to protesters. Trump has been fierce in his response to protesters while disregarding mayors and governors who wanted to be empathetic. Again, there are two sides to the issue and many of the riots and looting that took place were equally fierce, an attempt by the other side to create chaos that would be attributed to Trump.

no lovers of good

"Before a show, I'll go backstage and everyone's getting dressed, and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere, and I'm allowed to go in because I'm the owner of the pageant and therefore I'm inspecting it...You know, they're standing there with no clothes. And you see these incredible looking women, and so, I sort of get away with things like that." Donald Trump talking about beauty pageants that he runs.

traitors

Trump has publicly ridiculed the claim by the FBI that Russia interfered with the election, putting his support behind Putin. Again, evidence has been released that strongly supports the claim that the US government is full of traitors. The insurrection on January 6 involved 20 deep state actors who worked for the FBI. They were involved in the planning and carrying out of the riot. Police waved the protestors into the Capital. Fauci and the handling of the pandemic is traitorous. The election fraud with China being complicit makes these people traitors.

headstrong

Trump said that Coronavirus would go away. In January he said “we have it totally under control” and in February he said “we pretty much shut it down” and that the number of cases were “going down, not up”. He was asked about that in an interview March 31st with CNN and He continued to argue that this was true. But he is not the only one who is "headstrong". After all what is all the censorship based on bogus "fact checkers" but these tech giants being headstrong.

puffed up

"Our country is in serious trouble. We don't have any victories anymore. We used to have victories, but we don't have them. When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let's say China, in a trade deal? I beat China all the time. All the time." Donald Trump.

lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God

"All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me--consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected." Donald Trump. This is not the case of a single man being evil and corrupt. There are shock jocks on the radio who are equally contemptible. Why are they popular, that is the real question? Why did 70 million people vote for Trump? The answer is simple, even though we knew all of this about Trump he was still better than the alternative, this is how we know that these are grievous times.


5 holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof: from these also turn away.

There are people who are very successful at having great ratings on their TV shows or radio shows, or even in getting elected to office. They have certain skills. But there is nothing sanctified or holy about them. Turn away from them.
 

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John 14:1-11 -- My Father's house has many rooms

1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?

There is a place for each one of us in the Lord’s house. You may feel like a stranger in a strange land in the world, but in God’s kingdom there is a place. You don’t have to live a life that you think will please others. To be forgiven, to be free from sin means that we are free to make known what God has done in our lives and revealed to us. Our experiences of the Lord make a place for us in His kingdom. I love this, I have tried to put up links to sites that are very clearly occupying different rooms from me. Dr. Barry Awe is one example, the Return of the King with their focus on the heavenly signs is another. There are those who specialize in Hebrew entymology, that is a third. We need each other.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

The rapture is an essential part of the gospel. Many have distorted this message to be that we will live with the Lord in Heaven. But what is He saying? He rose from the dead, He ascended into Heaven with a purpose to prepare a place for us to also join Him. We are following in His footsteps, He had an earthly ministry we have an earthly ministry.

4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”

He rose from the dead, we will be raptured. Not only the living but the dead in Christ will also rise and be raptured.

5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really know me, you will know my Father as well.From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

Jesus let His experiences of the Father shine through in His ministry. In the same way if people see your ministry then they should know Jesus and see Jesus. Follow in the Lord's footsteps, the "What Would Jesus Do" is the way, receive every word of the New Testament as the truth, and partake of the Lord's table as the real bread and wine, that is the life.

8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” 9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority.

Real freedom, real liberty is when your head is covered. When I speak the Lord’s words I am free. If you don’t like it, if it offends you, it isn’t me that is offending you, it is the Lord. Your issue is not with me, it is with God. In one very short life Jesus changed the age, He changed the world. Yet the words He spoke, He didn’t speak on His own authority. He came from God the Father with a message from God the Father and spoke the words of the Father with the authority of the Father.

Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.

God promises us that His word will not return void. Aspire to speak God’s words and those words will be powerful and effective.

11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.

The strongest, most compelling evidence was the resurrection of the dead. That is why I say the rapture is an essential element of the gospel. Jesus told them beforehand that He would be raised from the dead and they didn’t know what He was talking about. In the same way we tell people about the rapture and they don’t know what we are talking about. But, when it happens then they will know and they can repent and believe.
 

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John 14:12-31 Come now let us leave.

12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

What should we ask? Not my will but thine be done. We should pray that God’s name would be sanctified, and that the Kingdom would come.

15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him.

Never has this been more obvious. There isn’t even an attempt to embrace the truth. I don’t want to get political because the only savior I see is Jesus. If you think a man is going to save you whether he is Republican or Democratic you are deceived. But the media doesn’t even pretend to be fair and balanced anymore. Turn on CNN and you will hear how terrible the last thing that Trump did is. Turn on Fox and you will hear how great that very same thing is. There is so much going on these days in the world and yet the “news” from the “major media outlets” are only focused on one message, either “Trump is bad” or “Trump is good”. The world has no clue what truth is. I really love this concept "if you love me you will keep my commands". There will be a distinction at the rapture, those that keep His commands (the ones who really love Him) and those who don't.

But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.

There is a lot of focus right now on “the end times” and “prophecy” and the rapture and dreams and visions. But everything boils down to one thing, on that day we are in Christ, in God, and Christ is in us as the hope of glory. Are you coming to the Lord every day hoping to get a fresh new word? Or, have you heard it all before, yada, yada, yada?

21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”

This chapter began with “do not let your hearts be troubled”. Calm down, pick up the word of God, take one of His words, let it dwell in you so that you become its keeper. You don’t need to try and keep the entire Bible, start with that one little word that the Lord has already spoken to your heart. George Mueller got one little word about seeking the kingdom first and all the other things would be added to him. Based on that one little word he started an orphanage and trusted the Lord to always supply and the Lord always did. His entire ministry was based on that word.

22 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?” 23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

Why is it that the Lord reveals Himself to some and not to others? It depends on their heart. You can know their heart because if they obey the Lord’s teachings it reveals they love Him, if they do not obey His words it reveals they don’t. These words aren’t His, they are the Father’s. So if you keep these words you love the Lord and the Father. If you love someone you spend time with them, you talk to them, you fellowship with them.

25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

Isn’t that funny? He is sending us a lawyer to teach us everything He said. Not a prosecutor, but an advocate, someone who will help guide us while we endure the accusations of Satan. This is the best way to learn about the power of the cross, the Lord’s redemption, and how He has freed us from the power of sin.

27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. 28 “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.

Once again this is why it is important for us to share our testimony before it happens, share our faith, let the world know about the resurrected savior and our hope of glory. You need to speak it before it happens so that when it does happen they will believe. The great delusion is designed to give an alternate explanation to the rapture. UFOs and a close encounter of the third kind.

30 I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming.

Have we seen that the prince of this world is coming? People talk about 2020 being the “year like no other”. Yes there have been a lot of natural disasters, fires, protests, and pandemic. But what really makes this year stand out to me is the total inability of the world to know the truth or speak the truth. Why? Because they refuse to obey the Lord’s commands and to speak the truth requires that they confess they were wrong and repent, and turn again to God. Why can’t they do that? Because they don’t love Him.

He has no hold over me, 31 but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me.

The world is going to learn a lesson. We needed an advocate to teach us about Satan, the accuser of the brethren, and to guide us into all the truth. The world needs a great tribulation to learn that the Lord Jesus loved the Father and that they need to do exactly what He commanded us to do. This last year has been very polarizing with a lot of hateful rhetoric flying back and forth. At the rapture you will realize that those ones you were attacking loved the Lord and they were the ones you should have been listening to.

“Come now; let us leave.