America First will Destroy America

December 7, 2018

First

 

Trump is trying to save America, but the method he is using puts it in more danger.

Math 16:
25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 
26 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

By Trump or us, putting America first, we are being selfish, and trusting in our own hand for prosperity. This does not mean I endorse open borders and so on.

We can pursue God and help other countries, and have laws in place to protect our self.

Back when torture was being discussed, whether it was right to torture enemy combatants, I knew this was breaking God’s heart. By believing you have to hurt someone else to protect yourself, you are not allowing God’s provision of safety.

We can have the safest nation in the world, but hurricanes, earthquakes, and fires could destroy it!

Never ever do wrong to justify it for some perceived noble cause.

America should not be first, but God’s kingdom, and then America will prosper.


Prepping from a Biblical Perspective

November 28, 2018

Is it Biblical to Prep?

Prepping, is the act of preparing for a coming disaster, particularly an economic collapse, a loss of food and other goods in a common market and so on.

What does Jesus say on this subject?

Matt 6:
19 Do not lay up treasures on earth for yourselves, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal.
20 But lay up treasures in Heaven for yourselves, where neither moth nor rust corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.
25 Therefore I say to you, Do not be anxious for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
26 Behold the birds of the air; for they sow not, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns. Yet your heavenly Father feeds them; are you not much better than they are?
31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, With what shall we be clothed?
32 For the nations seek after all these things. For your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.
34 Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow; for tomorrow shall be anxious for its own things. Sufficient to the day is the evil of it.

I already have spoken about the Biblical teaching of a pre-trib rapture, so those who really want to prepare, must be Born Again, and they will leave before such disasters come! I discuss that here:

Preparing for the Rapture

I also give evidence of a Biblical pre-trib rapture here:

Is There a Pre-Tribulation Rapture?

Someone recently told me that Noah prepared, and it wasn’t wrong and it was from God. Fine and true, but God specifically told him to do it. Did He tell us personally to do so?

I believe disasters are coming, and 6 months of food is not going to save people from a 7 year tribulation. Even people with food saved up, will be required to take the mark of the beast and worship the anti-christ.

So is it a sin to prep? In excess, yes, see here:

Luke 12:
16 And He spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully.
17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room in which to store my fruits?
18 And he said, I will do this. I will pull down my barns and build bigger ones, and I will store all my fruits and my goods there.
19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat drink and be merry.
20 But God said to him, Fool! This night your soul shall be required of you, then whose shall be those things which you have prepared?
21 So is he who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.
22 ¶ And He said to His disciples, Therefore I say to you, Be not anxious as to your life, what you shall eat; nor for the body, what you shall put on.
23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.
24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap, having neither storehouse nor barn, and God feeds them. How much more are you better than the birds?
29 And do not seek what you shall eat, nor what you shall drink, and stop being in anxiety.
30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you have need of these things.

First one may say in the beginning of this parable Jesus is talking about greed, but He, Himself, connects this to need immediately after, see verse 22-30.

I have done some prepping, but not for me, but for possible family memebers left behind after the rapture, but very little, God told me to not do any in excess and to be limited, later He told me why. We need to live by faith, and if I leave lots of stuff to help my loved ones, they won’t need faith. The fact is faith will be needed more during the tribulation than even now!

I have 2 twenty pound bags of white rice, and 2 large canisters of propane for the grill, and one small bug out bag with some basic stuff. Nothing elaborate, less than $50 in that.

More importantly, I have spent hours preparing CD’s and DVD’s with info about the end times, the Bible and how to be saved, for those afterwards to really have any chance to survive, in fact I expect few to survive, as the Bible says:

Rev 13:
4: … Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
7: And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them… 

But Jesus also said:

Matt 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

If any Christian survives, it will be by faith, not because of prepping!

 

 


7 Year Tribulation

November 28, 2018

https://www.gotquestions.org/tribulation.html

An understanding of Daniel 9:24-27 is necessary in order to understand the purpose and time of the tribulation. This passage speaks of 70 weeks that have been declared against “your people.” Daniel’s people are the Jews, the nation of Israel, and Daniel 9:24 speaks of a period of time that God has given “to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy.” God declares that “seventy sevens” will fulfill all these things. This is 70 sevens of years, or 490 years. (Some translations refer to 70 weeks of years.) This is confirmed by another part of this passage in Daniel. In verses 25 and 26, Daniel is told that the Messiah will be cut off after “seven sevens and sixty-two sevens” (69 total), beginning with the decree to rebuild Jerusalem. In other words, 69 sevens of years (483 years) after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem, the Messiah will be cut off. Biblical historians confirm that 483 years passed from the time of the decree to rebuild Jerusalem to the time when Jesus was crucified. Most Christian scholars, regardless of their view of eschatology (future things/events), have the above understanding of Daniel’s 70 sevens.

With 483 years having passed from the decree to rebuild Jerusalem to the cutting off of the Messiah, this leaves one seven-year period to be fulfilled in terms of Daniel 9:24: “to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy.” This final seven-year period is known as the tribulation period—it is a time when God finishes judging Israel for its sin.

Daniel 9:27 gives a few highlights of the seven-year tribulation period: “He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.” The person of whom this verse speaks is the person Jesus calls the “abomination that causes desolation” (Matthew 24:15) and is called “the beast” in Revelation 13Daniel 9:27 says that the beast will make a covenant for seven years, but in the middle of this week (3 1/2 years into the tribulation), he will break the covenant, putting a stop to sacrifice. Revelation 13 explains that the beast will place an image of himself in the temple and require the world to worship him. Revelation 13:5 says that this will go on for 42 months, which is 3 1/2 years. Since Daniel 9:27 says that this will happen in the middle of the week, and Revelation 13:5 says that the beast will do this for a period of 42 months, it is easy to see that the total length of time is 84 months or seven years. Also see Daniel 7:25, where the “time, times, and half a time” (time=1 year; times=2 years; half a time=1/2 year; total of 3 1/2 years) also refers to “great tribulation,” the last half of the seven-year tribulation period when the beast will be in power.


Are Some Books of the Bible not for the Church?

November 27, 2018

It may have been from Robert Breaker 1st, where I heard some scripture is not for the church.  And now Scottie Clark on Youtube has been preaching this, more on his Facebook page really. And then discovered a website forum I used to participate in has done the same, unsealed.org particularly this article:

https://www.unsealed.org/2018/11/hanukkah-approaches.html

The core of this position is that some scripture is written for the Jews, and that such messages lead to a gospel for them which is different than the gospel to the gentiles. This may include the epistle of James and the book of Hebrews, and some of the gospel text where Jesus speaks to the Jews.

And I can understand their frustration as James 1:21 states:

James 1:21 MKJV
Therefore putting aside all filthiness and overflowing of evil, receive in meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls.  

Where as Paul states in Ephesians:

Ephesians 2: MKJV
8 For by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God,
9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 

The problem here is not 2 separate gospels to different people, Jews and Gentiles, but 2 gospels for 2 different things: the salvation of the spirit verses the salvation of the soul!

Scripture tells us there is no difference between Jew and Gentile!

Gal:3:28: There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

But there is a difference between spirit and soul, and that is what most of the Church is ignorant of.

1 Thess 5: MKJV
23 ¶ And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blamelessly at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

If the body and spirit are different, than obviously the soul is different than the spirit as well, according to Paul (from an epistle to gentiles).

Other scriptures discuss the salvation of the soul more clearly, but since those scriptures are contested, I won’t use them yet. But for now, I wish to discuss the distinction of soul and spirit. It will be difficult with my hands tied by this wrong premise but will try.

Man is a triune being. We were made in the image of God. God is triune and so is man.

The word “soul” in the greek is “psuche”, this is where we get the english word psychic. It is often translated: heart (+ -ily), life, mind, soul, + us, + you.

The word “spirit” in the greek is “pneuma”, this is where we get “pneumatic tool” (a tool powered by air). It is often translated: ghost, life, spirit(-ual, -ually), mind.

When Adam sinned, he died spiritually. God had told Adam:

Gen 2: MKJV
17 but you shall not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. For in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. 

When Adam ate from the tree, did he die physically (in the body)? No. Did his soul die? No, in fact his soul increased:

Gen 3: MKJV
22 ¶ And the LORD God said, Behold, the man has become as one of Us, to know good and evil… 

Therefore, Adam died spiritually. God communicates through the spirit, and when Adam died spiritually, God didn’t “see” him.

Prov 20 KJ21
27  The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of his being.

Gen 3: MKJV
9 ¶ And the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, Where are you?

Because Adam sinned, all mankind fell into sin with Adam:

Rom 5: LITV
12 Because of this, even as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so also death passed to all men, inasmuch as all sinned.

1 Cor 15: YLTV
15:22 for even as in Adam all die…

Now every person is born into sin, spiritually dead:

Psalm 51: MKJV
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Psalm 58: MKJV
3 The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray from the womb…

Eph 2: MKJV
3 among whom we also … were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

When a person accepts Jesus, and the work He has done for them, through His death, burial, and resurrection, they become spiritually saved. They gain eternal life and heaven.

This salvation is not by any work of the believer, it is a gift of God, through Jesus. We need only to accept it.

Eph 2: LITV
8 For by grace you are saved, through faith, and this not of yourselves; it is the gift of God;
9 not of works, that not anyone should boast;

Titus 3: MKJV
5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

Thus the salvation of the spirit is instant and by grace!

We can also see that our soul still is caught in sin after we are saved. The Bible tells us, that when we are saved, our sin nature is unemployed:

Rom 6: ALT
6  knowing this, that our former person was crucified together [with Him], so that the body of sin shall be made useless [or, pass away], [so that] we [are] no longer to be serving as a slave to sin. 

Rom 6: LITV
6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be nullified, so that we no longer serve sin. 

The work of the Cross has stopped sin in our spirit, but it is not eliminated from our being. Although, we are no longer slaves to sin:

Rom 6: MKJV
17 … you were the slaves of sin, but you have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered.
18 Then being made free from sin, you became the slaves of righteousness.
19 … for as you have yielded your members as slaves to uncleanness, and to lawless act unto lawless act, even so now yield your members as slaves to righteousness unto holiness. 

Your spirit is no longer in bondage to sin, you now have a choice. Choice is your free will, that part which is in your soul. After being saved, you still can choose sin, and can still feels it’s temptation. This is all in the soul.

But there is good news. You can save your soul!

The soul is our mind, will and emotions. And it can be saved!

Earlier I shared James 1:21, let’s look at it again:

James 1:21 MKJV
Therefore putting aside all filthiness and overflowing of evil, receive in meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls.  

I know some who don’t believe James yet, so let’s use Paul’s writings a bit. Here is another scripture from Paul about the salvation of the soul with works!:

Philp 2:12 NKJV
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;  

And its even a process not an instant thing:

Phil 1: MKJV
6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ, 

Paul even speaks more of this process here:

Eph 5: MKJV
25 … as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it,
26 that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, 

2 Cor 4: MKJV
16 For this cause we do not faint; but though our outward man perishes, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 

So both gospels were written by Paul as well! It is not a Jew or Gentile thing as all men have souls and spirits.

I am not going to go further into the teaching of the salvation of the soul here, I do that here:

The Salvation of the Soul

I have a big problem when someone tells me I cannot use part of the Bible to teach. As scripture say’s otherwise:

2 Tim 3:16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness

Another big issue is Jesus hates the fact that 1 man can tell another man what is scripture and what is not.

Rev 2:15 So you also have those who hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

“Nicolaitanes” means “Victorious over the people; a follower of Nicolaus, a heretic”. It comes from the familiar word “nike”, which is popular in our day. The meaning can be better seen in the phrase: “to conquer the laity” (from “nikos – to conquer”; and “laos” – where our word “laity” comes from). Laity means “the people, or the public”.

For those not educated in “religion”, many churches are separated into 2 groups of people: ministers (or priests) and laity (regular people). And this system is not Biblical and is wrong.

When someone claims they have the special knowledge of having more of God’s word known to them from other texts, or have the knowledge that some of the Bible is not scripture, this gives them power over the people of God. This is a sin. Because every believer is a priest unto God.

The sin of Gnosticism and the Laity keeps people from reading and believing the Bible.

Gnosticism states one must have special knowledge to understand scripture. There are different forms of this today. One common one, especially amongst denominationalism is education. Many state that the common man cannot understand scripture unless he goes to college.

This is bogus, I am not sure where I learned the following, it may have been from Watchman Nee. In his book “The Normal Christian Life” he discusses the 2 works of the cross. But I think Nee states that in college the deep courses/classes deal with Romans and the work of the cross. But yet, that knowledge should be the standard of the normal christian. Not the educated elite.

Telling me or anyone that I cannot use James or the book of Hebrews falls into Gnosticism or the Doctrine of the Nicolaitins!

I have seen this on the opposite spectrum. I have people tell me Paul is a false apostle and none of his writings are scripture!

One person tells me Pauls’s writings are scripture and the others are not, another tells me Paul’s writings are false and the rest is true! Both sides are the same sin. The Doctrine of the Nicolaitins!

Now what are we to do? Are we to ignore Scottie Clark or Robert Breaker or anyone else who teaches this error? I speak on this on my Tenets page:

Statements of Faith

It is my belief, that the people and church of God, in some capacity, in most cases, seek after His truth. During the course of history, the church became divided. It is my belief that you can find pieces of truth from perhaps every denomination and movement of God. I like to say, “A broken clock is right twice a day.” Therefore, I try to see truth even where God has used those people whom I even disagree with. It is the pride of man that often separates men and keeps them from seeing the work of God in others. As an example, how I have dealt with my greatest spiritual father, Watchman Nee, is a good example of separating out what he mixed into God’s revelations.

Watchman Nee was a very balanced teacher, except when it came to entertainment. He condemns any entertainment that has any chance involved. He believes entertainment or games should have skill only. He even condemned the mixture of skill and chance. Any game with cards or dice, he would condemn. Playing games like UNO or even children’s games like CandyLand, would be wrong. Why did he take this stance? Because his own mother was addicted to gambling. From the great pain of gambling, he failed to see a balance in entertainment. Therefore, I take out his imbalances. I have done the same from other ministers: Randy Shankle, Kenneth Hagin, and so on. I have even gleaned some truth from the Catholic church…

Many Christians are so quick to judge and condemn; but if we repent of pride, we can easily glean truth from people who have missed God in some part.

On the other side of the scale, we ought not to stand on doctrine just because others we agree with believe it as such. We shouldn’t build doctrine from tradition nor refuse to listen to other doctrines because we or our group does not. Doctrines should be based on scripture alone.

I am fully convinced, I would not be here today, if I did not humble myself, and accept truth from people and groups I disagreed with. A filter is a great thing! Filter everything through God’s word.

If our understanding comes against God’s word, then it is our understanding that must be changed. This is true with interpretations of scripture. If we have an interpretation of a scripture which contradicts another scripture, then we have interpreted the Bible wrong.

I was recently in a Christian Facebook Group where someone was teaching that salvation can’t be lost. Not at all. I showed him the scripture that showed that some are twice dead (Jude 1:12), someone can’t be twice dead unless they were Born Again, and then died spiritually again. Rather than debunk my teaching, he denounced the scripture!

That is dangerous, by the way, I quit that Facebook Group, I wasn’t gonna be a part of something where the administration denounced scripture! Therefore, to find God’s perfect will, we must always seek to find the truth without contradicting any scripture.

Lastly, I will end with another prayer I been using the last year or so, based on the following scriptures:

Eph 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

James 1:21 Therefore putting aside all filthiness and overflowing of evil, receive in meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls.

Eph 5:26 that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, 

Isa 1:19 If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land;

“Lord, please open the eyes of my understanding, that I may know your word, your ways, and your truth. Correct my errors, that I may walk in your ways more accurately, and not only to teach them to others, but to walk in them myself. I receive with meekness the engrafted word of God to save my soul, and to wash me with the water of the word, so that I may be willing and obedient to eat the fruit of the land.”

I hope this has been a blessing to you.


Is There a Pre-Tribulation Rapture?

November 24, 2018

Some believe the rapture is a new teaching and is not Biblical. I will discuss both subjects here.

First historical evidence it is not new:

The Reverend Morgan Edwards was a Baptist pastor in Philadelphia who described a Pre-Trib return of Christ for His church in his 1788 book “Millennium, Last days Novelties”. Although he saw only a 3 1/2 year Tribulation, he DEFINITELY saw the rapture occur before the Tribulation. What is even more interesting is that he claimed he had preached and written the same thing as early as 1742.  

There is an apocalyptic sermon designated as written Pseudo-Ephraim, believed to be written by Ephraim of Nisibis (AD 306-373), a prolific Syrian church father. Some suggest it may not have been written until AD 565-627. It goes as:

“Why therefore do we not reject every care of earthly actions and prepare
ourselves for the meeting of the Lord Christ, so that he may draw us from
the confusion, which overwhelms the world?…All the saints and the elect of
God are gathering together before the tribulation, which is to come and are
taken to the Lord, in order that they may not see at any time the confusion
which overwhelms the world because of our sins.”  

Historical evidence that the pre-trib rapture is NOT new (check out these links):

Examining an Ancient Pre-Trib Rapture Statement

Why Do Some Teach that the Church will Endure the Tribulation?

PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE PROOFS


 

Scriptural evidence of a pre-trib rapture:

Rev 3:10: Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

This verse shows it will happen before the hour of temptation (the tribulation). Then goes on to describe this temptation.

The word “from” in Rev 3:10 (Greek,ek) literally means “out of”.  Here are some other examples of OUT OF in the Bible.

Math 2:
15: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, OUT OF Egypt have I called my son.

Math 7:
5: Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote OUT OF thy brother’s eye.

Math 27:
53: And came OUT OF the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

Rev 3:
16: So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee OUT OF my mouth.  

The confusion is that many people put the rapture and the 2nd coming of Christ as 1 event. These are 2 separate events. When the rapture takes place, we will meet Christ in the air. At the 2nd coming we will come with Christ on horses to the earth. In the next 2 scriptures you can see the blessed hope of the rapture and the 2nd coming as two distinct events.

Titus 2:13: Looking for that blessed hopeand the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

2 Thess 2:
1: Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christand by our gathering together unto him, 

God has also promised us that the church is not appointed to the wrath of God, or the Tribulation:

1 Thess 1:
10: And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

The context of this passage is the rapture, for christians are not waiting for the glorious appearing. Paul tells them in 2 Thess 2:1-12 that the glorious appearing will not occur until the anti-christ is revealed.  – Tim LaHaye: Revelation Unveiled; Are We Living in the End Times

1 Thess 5:
9: For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,  

This passage follows the strongest passage on the rapture, and must be considered in light of its context… Paul takes the reader to “times and …seasons” of the “Day of the Lord”. This scripture makes it clear that God did not “appoint us to wrath” (the Tribulation) but to “obtain salvation” or deliverance from it, since so many saints will be martyred during the Tribulation. This promise cannot mean, then, that He will deliver believers DURING or THROUGH the time of the wrath.  – Tim LaHaye: Revelation Unveiled; Are We Living in the End Times

Do we know that the tribulation is the Wrath?

Rev 6:
16: And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? 

More scriptural evidence:

Isaiah 26:20  Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 

We can know this verse speaks of the Tribulation because the word “indignation” is the exact same word found in Dan 8:19:

19 And he said, Behold, I will make you know what shall happen in the last end of the indignation. For it is for the time appointed for the end.

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I have found even more scriptural evidence that there will be 2 major comings for the church.

Math 22: MKJV
2 The kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king who made a marriage for his son.
3 And he sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they would not come.
5 But not caring, they went their ways, one to his field, another to his trading.
6 And the rest took his servants and treated them spitefully, and killed them.
7 But when the king heard, he was angry. And he sent out his armies and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
8 Then he said to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they who were invited were not worthy.
9 Therefore go into the exits of the highways, and as many as you shall find, invite them to the marriage.
10 So the servants went out into the highways and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good. And the wedding was filled with reclining guests.
11 And the king coming in to look over the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment.
12 And he said to him, Friend, how did you come in here without having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
13 Then the king said to the servants, Bind him hand and foot and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 

We know that the wedding feast is in heaven because the King is there. And the King is NOT the groom:

verse 2: …a certain king who made a marriage for his son. 

We also see that the first ones invited did not come. This is Israel, therefore God called the gentiles. Then we see a guest not dressed properly. This is a representative of those christians who have not prepared themselves for Christ, and trying to obtain the wedding feast without being ready.

So these christians are not holy and prepared for His coming. But He will come for them later:

Luke 12: NKJV
35 “Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; 36 and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately. 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. 38 And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 40 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” 

Here we see the Lord returning from a wedding (verse 36).

I discuss elsewhere the idea of this partial rapture, you can read about it here:

Are You Prepared for the Blessed Hope?

But for here, this is evidence of a pre-trib rapture. One visit before the wedding, 1 visit after!

Some folks will take a passage that describes end time events like this one in Peter…

2 Pet 3:
10: But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 

..they will say such a verse cannot be broken up into separate events or long periods of time.

Here are 2 such examples of scriptures being broken up into extended periods of time.

Joel 2:
1: …for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
2: A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness…
11: … for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
28: … that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
29: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids … will I pour out my spirit.
30: And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
31: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. 

Acts chapter 2 fulfilled part of THAT day, it was not ALL fulfilled.

Here is another example where a passage of scripture is thousands of years long in being fulfilled:

Isa 61:
1: The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2: To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 

In particular verse 2. Jesus read these passages and stopped halfway through verse 2 and said it was fulfilled. But not ALL of verse 2. The vengeance of our God is not yet fulfilled. Here is Jesus with all this:

Luke 4:
17: And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
18: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19: To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
20: And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
21: And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. 

So here we have 1 verse, which was partially fulfilled 2000 years ago, but the rest has yet to be fulfilled. Jesus, Himself, stopped half way through the verse and declared it was so.

Let’s also remember the Bible was not written in chapters and verses. We added verses and chapters for easier study.


 

More scriptural evidence of a pre-trib rapture:

2 Thess 2: NKJV
6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 

The church is the restrainer. Once the restrainer is gone, then the anti-christ can come.

Matt 5:13 You are the salt of the earth…

Jesus actually discusses what happens to the christians who lose their saltiness! And I discuss that here:

Outer Darkness Part 2

Since that is not the subject of this post, I will not go into that here. But the importance here is that Christians are the salt of the earth. Salt preserves, and we preserve the earth. The Bible states the end time started when Jesus came! It is our presence that has kept the anti-christ from arriving. The apostles had stated that the spirit of the anti-christ had already been released!

1 John 2:18 ¶ Little children, it is the last time. And just as you have heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have risen up, from which we know that it is the last hour.

1 John 4:3 and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the antichrist you heard is coming, and even now is already in the world.

So, 2 Thess 2 as shown above tells us the anti-christ will not be revealed until we are gone!


 

More scriptural evidence:

Jesus will receive us to Himself, and not us to receive Him (John 14:2-3).

John 14
2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so , I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, so that where I am, you may be also.

Jesus said He would prepare a place for the Church in heaven, and then He would come again to receive us to Himself. Why would Jesus prepare a place for us in heaven and then not take us there? At the Rapture, He will come to receive us to Himself. If the Rapture occurred at the same time as the Second Coming, we would go up to
the clouds and then immediately come back to earth. That would contradict John 14:2-3. And we would have mansions in heaven, while we are on the earth with Jesus.

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Other evidence:

source:

http://christinprophecy.org/articles/why-i-believe-in-a-pre-tribulation-rapture/

The Rapture is described as occurring at any time without warning.
Jesus stated in Matthew 24:42,44 to “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come… So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” Not only do believers in Christ not know when to expect Him, but the Father Himself seems to have left Jesus out on the exact time His Son is to return. As Jesus stated in Matthew 24:36, “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” These and other verses (Mat. 24:36,42,44,50; 25:13; 1 Thes. 4:18; Tit. 2:13; 1 Jn. 2:28; 3:2-3) indicate that Jesus’ arrival will come when nobody expects it.

The Second Coming, on the other hand, is preceded by many events, such as the rise of the Antichrist (Rev. 12:13-17; Zech; 13:7-9), a treaty with Israel (Dan. 9:27), the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple (Mat. 24:15; 2 Thess. 2:3-4; Rev. 11:1-2), as well as plagues and judgments and persecutions destroying most of the world’s population (Rev. 6-18). The Book of Revelation reports these events as occurring during the 7-year Tribulation, which Revelation reveals precede the Second Coming.

Because the Rapture could happen at any moment and without warning and the Second Coming is preceded by so many signs, then the Rapture and Second Coming must be different events. The Rapture has to occur before the seven years’ worth of signs, because Christians are called to look for the Lord’s return rather than signs such as the Antichrist’s arrival. Once the signs begin, then the seven year countdown begins towards its end with Christ’s return at the Second Coming.

Jesus’ imminent return dismisses any of the other viewpoints related to a rapture that occur within or at the end of the Tribulation.


 

The Bible does indeed show a pre-tribulation rapture, and there are I am sure other evidences not shown here. I, myself, was taught against it, but when studying scripture found otherwise. I did this on my my own accord and not by the teachings of men, I found those afterwards!

 

 


JonXarmy revisited – To those who believe the Bible is Corrupted

November 24, 2018

After writing my 1st post about and to JonXarmy, I discovered he did an older video in the year before I had found his channel, that the Bible had been corrupted.

Now I have heard this before and have dealt with it before. See these videos:

 

 

But I am going to tackle this again. In those videos I give specific answers with evidence of the errors some cling to in this problem but here I will discuss the underlying issue.

If Jon, or others, believe Satan or Lucifer is real, or God is real, by believing satan or man has the power to corrupt God’s word, they are in essence believing God is limited in power, or doesn’t care about us.

How is that? Because they believe God can’t or won’t protect His Word.

Can’t? Some may think satan or man has the power to corrupt the Bible. Meaning God does not have the power to protect it. What kind of God is that? And if God is limited in that power, then the hope of the Luciferians is true, that Lucifer will defeat God! That is ridiculous.

It is the basis of some satan worshipers that Lucifer will overthrow God and heaven. this is ridiculous. The creation can’t overcome the creator.

Won’t? Some believe that God has left mankind to their own fate. This is the position of some theists and other thought patterns. Theists are similar to Christians but believe God is no longer working with mankind and they must find Him on their own.

This also paints a picture of a God who is not very nice. He has the power but doesn’t use it. And is not interested in saving man kind.

But what does the Bible say about these things?

Numbers 23:19:
“God is not a man, that He should lie, neither the Son of man, that He should feel repentance or compunction (for what He has promised). Has He said, and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He not make it good?”  

Psalms 119:89-91:
“Forever, O Lord, Your Word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; You established the earth, and it stands. They stand this day according to Your ordinances, for all things are Your servants.”

Most of us know how the name of Jesus is supposed to be very high, even nonchristians will curse in the name of Jesus in anger. Maybe you are familiar with:

Philippians 2:10:
“That at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow…”

Well did you know that God has put His Word above His Name?

Psalms 138:2:
“…for thou has magnified thy word above all thy name.”

You can prove God’s Word in 3 ways:

1. Do the word in doctrine and witness truth in your life-

John 7:16-17:
“…’My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If any man is willing to do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from Myself.'”

2. The Holy Spirit will bear witness of Christ (Jesus is the Word of God – John chapter 1)-

John 15:26:
” ‘When the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, He will bear witness of Me.’ “

3. Confirming signs-

Mark 16:20:
“And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the Word by the signs that followed.”

God has put His word as the highest thing in all the universe, He has promised to keep His word.

Some may think that God’s word is written in such a way than you need secret knowledge, or special training in knowing God’s word. This leads to a thing called Gnosticism.

Gnosticism states one must have special knowledge to understand scripture. There are different forms of this today. One common one, especially amongst denominationalism is education. Many state that the common man cannot understand scripture unless he goes to college.

This is bogus, I am not sure where I learned the following, it may have been from Watchman Nee. In his book “The Normal Christian Life” he discusses the 2 works of the cross. But I think Nee states that in college the deep courses/classes deal with Romans and the work of the cross. But yet, that knowledge should be the standard of the normal christian. Not the educated elite.

Secondly, many believe certain passages in scripture should not be taken literally. This also is a form of Gnosticism. Who decides what is literal and what is not? Then those who decide such become a type of priest that all the other laity must submit to. This is a form of the doctrine of the Nicolaitins. Turning the church into 2 classes, priests and laity. When the church is really made up of everyone being priests.

Rev 2:15 So you also have those who hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

“Nicolaitanes” means “Victorious over the people; a follower of Nicolaus, a heretic”. It comes from the familiar word “nike”, which is popular in our day. The meaning can be better seen in the phrase: “to conquer the laity” (from “nikos – to conquer”; and “laos” – where our word “laity” comes from). Laity means “the people, or the public”.

For those not educated in “religion”, many churches are separated into 2 groups of people: ministers (or priests) and laity (regular people). And this system is not Biblical and is wrong.

When someone claims they have the special knowledge of having more of God’s word known to them from other texts, or have the knowledge that some of the Bible is not scripture, this gives them power over the people of God. This is a sin. Because every believer is a priest unto God.

The sin of Gnosticism and the Laity keeps people from reading and believing the Bible.

When scripture is made into symbolism, then it cannot be used for doctrine, and only used for good vs bad. In other words they become bedtime stories to teach morals to people. If that is so. Then the gospel itself has become a bedtime story or fable.

2 Pet 1:16: For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

If one man can say a certain text is a story, then another man can say the gospel itself is. And I know such men! People who believe that life of Jesus is supposed to inspire us to be good. And that’s it. Bogus!

I am not denying there is symboligy or stories in scripture. But man cannot determine what is and what is not. God does. And we do not need special knowledge for this, whether some elite, or some educated. The Bible itself will.

Mt:13:3: And he spake many things unto them in parables
Mt:21:33: Hear another parable
Mt:22:1: And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
Mk:3:23: And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables
Mk:4:2: And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,
Mk:12:1: And he began to speak unto them by parables
Lk:5:36: And he spake also a parable unto them…
Lk:6:39: And he spake a parable unto them…
Lk:8:4: … he spake by a parable:
Lk:12:16: And he spake a parable unto them, saying…
Lk:13:6: He spake also this parable
Lk:14:7: And he put forth a parable
Lk:15:3: And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
Lk:18:1: And he spake a parable
Lk:19:11: … he added and spake a parable
Lk:20:9: Then began he to speak to the people this parable
Lk:21:29: And he spake to them a parable
Jn:10:6: This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

Another example is the book of Revelation. According to Watchman Nee in “Aids to ‘Revelation’ “, there are about 30 symbols, and half of them are explained within it’s own text. Examples include:

Lampstands are churches 1:20
Fire, Horns, & Eyes represent the Holy Spirit 4:5 & 5:6
Incense are prayers 8:3-4
The dragon is satan 12:9
Beast is a king 17:12

and others are explained, that I have not listed here.

But we must also remember this:

2 Tim 3:16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness

Many many people take certain scriptures and tell me I cannot use them for doctrine. Baloney! All scripture is profitable for doctrine, all. Of coarse we cannot take verses, such as when satan says he will overthrow God, and make it into a doctrine. The balance is scripture itself, not special knowledge, not education. If a doctrine from scripture is countered elsewhere, then we must evaluate our interpretation of that verse. Obviously when we read the Bible we see that satan will not overthrow heaven. It is not consistent with the Bible.

But we must be careful here. Some things are not as obvious. For a long time the people did not know salvation is by grace, and were taught it was by works. While scripture tells us the matter, it isn’t as obvious as satan’s defeat. Or how about the number of New Testament baptisms? That’s even less obvious.

Many truths were lost in the dark ages. and we are still digging more out of the Bible. Just because we don’t know about something, or our church doesn’t recognize it doesn’t mean its not true. That is determined by scripture itself.

To base if a doctrine is true by comparing to whether the church has embraced it, is very very poor. Why? Here is why:

Eph 4:

8: Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
11: And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12: For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15: But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

As long as we have the 5 fold ministry (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers) we have not come into full maturity.

Which brings us to a horrible defense against certain teachings. Many people oppose teaching because the church fathers were silent on a subject. That is absolutely ludicrous! No where does scripture tell us the church ever reached full knowledge. Does not the above scripture tell us we are still learning? Does not Paul tell us elsewhere we see darkly?

1 Cor 13:12: For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

Does he not state that there is only 1 thing he knew for certain?

1 Cor 2: LITV
2 For I decided not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ, and Him having been crucified.

The church lives by faith. Not certainty of doctrines all laid out centuries ago.

That faith comes from the word of God, not writings of church fathers. Or church tenets.

Here are some basic rules to remember:

“About the time of the end, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the Prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition.” Sir Isaac Newton 1642-1727

Dr. David L. Cooper, the founder of The Biblical Research Society, was proficient in the Biblical languages. He studied Greek under Dr. A. T. Robertson.  Dr. Cooper is known for his “Golden Rule of Interpretation” which is as follows:

When the plain sense of Scripture

        makes common sense,

        seek no other sense;

Therefore, take every word

        at its primary, ordinary, 

        usual, literal meaning

Unless the facts 

        of the immediate context,

        studied in the light 

Of related passages and

        axiomatic and fundamental truths

        indicate clearly otherwise.

[This rule was published regularly in Dr. Cooper’s monthly magazine, Biblical Research Monthly.]

If God be the originator of language and if the chief purpose of originating it was to convey His message to humanity, then it must follow that He, being all-wise and all-loving, originated sufficient language to convey all that was in His heart to tell mankind.  Furthermore, it must also follow that He would use language and expect people to understand it in its literal, normal, and plain sense.  The Scriptures, then, cannot be regarded as an illustration of some special use of language so that in the interpretation of these Scriptures some deeper meaning of the words must be sought.  [Charles C. Ryrie, Dispensationalism (Chicago: Moody Press, 1995), 81.]

The Clarifying Statement on Dispensationalism, published by the New England Bible Conference, says it this way: 

The Bible must be interpreted literally which is the way language is normally and naturally understood. We recognize that the Bible writers frequently used figurative language which is a normal and picturesque way of portraying literal truth. The Bible must be understood in the light of the normal use of language, the usage of words, the historical and cultural background, the context of the passage and the overall teaching of the Bible (2 Tim. 2:15). Most importantly, the believer must study the Bible in full dependence upon the SPIRIT OF TRUTH whose ministry is to reveal Christ and illumine the minds and hearts of believers (John 5:39; 16:13-15; 1 Cor. 2:9-16). The natural, unregenerate man cannot understand or interpret correctly the Word of God. The things of God are foolishness to him, he cannot know them (1 Cor. 2:14), and his mind is blinded (Rom. 3:11; 2 Cor. 4:3-4).

The Word of God is very powerful. Either we can dilute it with traditions or receive it with meekness which will save our souls.

Mark 7:13:
” ‘Making the Word of God of none effect through your traditions, which you have handed down; and you do many things such as that.’ “

James 1:21:
“…and receive with meekness the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.”

There are other methods, some people claim one can know God and His ways. And I discuss those here:

How can you be sure what method is correct in finding God?

So I say to Jon, and any of his Youtube followers, and anyone else reading this, what does the Bible say about the end times? What does God say about the end times? What does He want us to do? Are you going to trust in the wisdom of men, which will fail? Or trust in God’s ways? And this doesn’t narrow the concept to end times, but to any subject. What does God say about everything?


JonXArmy

November 22, 2018

About 2 months ago, I think, I discovered a Youtube channel with the name JonXArmy. Shortly after finding him, he was contacted by a group of historians who have uncovered the plot of world domination by some elites. Of which we have heard before.

But the historians have documented the work of these groups over the centuries through media and books. JonXarmy has taken up the task of awakening people to this truth. Unfortunately while his heart is good, this will have no success.

It was several years ago around 9/11 when I discovered that both political parties were in cahoots and could no longer trust them and sought to expose the deep state. But it wasn’t long when the Lord stopped me, and told me not to uncover them. Which led me to the following truths.

Jon believes he is ahead of the curve, but he may not be, and he certainly is not helping others to be. To be ahead of the curve, you must be ready for the rapture. And no, I am NOT saying he is not a christian, there will be many christians who will not be raptured.

He thinks he is awake, but he may not be:

Rev 3:3 Remember then how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.

The church is asleep and is not watching for Christ’s return.

Jon has been telling people to get 6 months food stored. But 6 months food is not enough to survive, the tribulation will last 7 years.

If you think you are ahead of the curve by knowing satan’s plan, you are not truly awake:

Rev 2:24 But to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, and who have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak, I will put on you no other burden. 25 But that which you have, hold fast until I come. 26 And he who overcomes and keeps My works to the end, to him I will give power over the nations.

Jesus does not want us to know the depths of satan, knowing the plans of the enemy will not save you. The Bible speaks about these people, they will lose!

Dan 11:
14: And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall.
15: So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to withstand.
16: But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed.
33: And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.
34: Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.
35: And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.
36: And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
40: And at the time of the end

These verses tell us a lot. It shows us that the coming anti-christ will succeed until God’s anger is accomplished. We also see that many of God’s people will be instructed by some who are “wise”, and they will resist the anti-christ, but they will fall and fail. We are even shown why they fail, because God is purifying his church which became corrupted.

So you can fight the coming Babylon system and lose, you can join the coming Babylon system and lose your soul, or you can prepare to leave and get out of this mess. You are NOT ahead of the curve.

There is a Pre-tribulation rapture, where those who are ready will leave as Jesus takes them away, I show this with scripture here:

The Rapture

I discuss preparing for the rapture and how to be ready here:

Preparing for the Rapture

I discuss in more detail how some Christians will not be ready and won’t be raptured here (these 2 links look at this in a different but Biblical angle):

The 2 & a Half Tribes that didn’t Cross Over

Believing vs. Being Born Again

I go over in video format, the teachings of these webpages and more in my video here:

 

JonXarmy may mean well, he may even be Born Again, but he is not preparing his viewers for the coming disaster in a way that will succeeed for their survival. Preppers will be forced to take the mark of the beast and worship the anti-christ, even if they have their own food.