The Coming "Apocalypse"
"And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the Earth:
blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
The Sun shall be turned into darkness,
and the Moon into blood,
before the coming great and awesome Day of the Lord,
and it shall come to pass
that whoever calls on the Name of the LORD
shall be saved."
Introduction . . .
As God looks down upon the Earth He sees the violence. He sees the gross and rampant immorality and how casually we accept it. He feels the rebellion. He hears each lie. He hears the blasphemies spoken in earnest and in jest against His name and the name of His Son, who stepped forth from Eternity ... "from of old, from everlasting" (Micah 5:2). He knows what is about to happen. Yet, as He looks upon us, it is with a heart filled with love and compassion. A heart willing to forgive and forget. A heart that yearns for His children to come to repentance (to turn away from their sins) and return to Him. He sent forth His prophets to reason with and to warn the people. But His prophets were brutally beaten, imprisoned, and murdered. Then He sent forth His Son ... not to judge the sinner, but to save the sinner. And through His Son He extends an offer. An offer to save each of us from the second death (which the Bible warns is the eternal darkness, aloneness, and torment of Hell) and to hide and shelter those who are waiting in faith from the great and awesome "Day of the Lord" ... the coming Apocalypse. Jesus (Yeshua) came to show us "the way" into the Kingdom of Heaven. But, as with Jeremiah, Elijah, Zechariah, Isaiah, and other prophets sent before Him who were imprisoned, beaten, and killed, the unbelieving political and religious rulers of the day once again treated a prophet of God with arrogance, malice, and evil intent. Only this time it was different. Not just a prophet, but He Himself who stepped forth from Eternity to place His Spirit into the form of man, as the "son of Man" ... the "Son of God." This time, a living sacrifice for all of mankind, once and for all. Willingly and lovingly He took upon Himself the punishment and penalty due to each of us for our sins. The only burden He asks us to carry is simply the burden of turning away from our sins and believing (trusting) in Him to save us (from Hell), while loving Him as He loved us. We choose our eternal destiny by accepting or rejecting His offer. "The foolishness of the Cross." We are told He hated it and despised the shame. Yet, He endured it as He hung there in pain and agony, nailed to that cross of wood, out of love. His love for you and for me ... just as the prophets said He would!
Today He waits patiently seated on His throne in Heaven. Waiting while His offer of grace is extended to all peoples and nations on Earth. There is a day, we are told, when God's patience ("long-suffering") with a world filled with sin, violence, and arrogant unbelief will end, and the door of escape will be closed . . .
These events which are about to be unleashed upon this world, even though global in nature, will focus on one thing - the nation of Israel. One tiny piece of land. A speck of land when compared to the powerful enemies that surround her on all sides (look at a map). A land God calls His own. God says He owns it and the sons and daughters of Israel are His . . .
"I will bless those who bless you (Israel), and curse those who curse you"
Watch! The situation in Israel and the Middle East will continue to grow worse and worse, and if you don't already know ... Armageddon lies in the heart of Israel.
There is a crushing weight associated with the words found in the following section. We are told we live in an age of darkness mixed with light. Jesus (Yeshua) calls those who believe in Him and wait in faith, the "salt of the Earth." Salt is a preservative. We are told those who sincerely believe in Him and wait in faith are filled with "light." Satan is also called the "prince of darkness" and the "ruler of this world." The world hates the light. The Bible warns the light acts as a restraining force. Jesus will someday return as a "thief in the night" to remove the children of light, in a moment, "in the twinkling of an eye," to protect and shelter them from those things which are about to come upon a violent, immoral, arrogant, and unbelieving world. A world in opposition to God. There is the promise of Light returning after all these things take place. The purpose of prophecy is to authenticate God’s word and to prepare those who wait in faith. God takes no delight in these things. It is His hope that all will change their ways (repent) and return to Him, through His Son, so that all might escape those things that are about to come upon the Earth. We are told Noah was a preacher of righteousness and for 120 years was God’s witness, a trumpet of warning, while he built the vessel of refuge and escape. There could have been a billion people living on Earth at the time of Noah. The people were feeling content without acknowledging God. We are told they were "morally corrupt and filled with violence." People ignored and disobeyed God’s law and simply "did that which was right in their own eyes." After 120 years of patiently waiting and warning, we are told God Himself closed the door to the Ark . . .
Only eight people were saved.
The Day is real and the hour is set . . .
"When I heard,
my belly trembled,
my lips quivered at the voice ...
rottenness entered into my bones,
and I trembled in myself,
that I might rest (be hidden or escape)
in the "Day of Trouble"...
( the coming "Apocalypse")
Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew) warns never in the history of Mankind has there ever been anything as terrible and deadly as the coming "Apocalypse"...
"For there will be Great Tribulation
such has not been
since the beginning of the world until this time
no, nor ever shall be.
And UNLESS those days were shortened
no flesh (living thing on Earth) would be saved"
Remember, the Bible says Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew) will return twice . . .
First, "As a thief in the night" - For those who waited in faith ... to save them from the "Apocalypse"
Second, "Every eye shall see" - With those who waited in faith ... at the end of the "Apocalypse"
In the book of Daniel and in the book of Revelation we are told at least seven (7) years will separate these two events, during which all the prophecies of the coming Apocalypse will be fulfilled ...
After the "Rapture" the door will be closed ... and all the prophecies of the "Great Tribulation" (the "Apocalypse") will be fulfilled. God will one day pour out His wrath on a violent, morally corrupt, and unbelieving generation that has turned against Him and His Word, Jesus (Yeshua) the Messiah, thus losing their ONLY hope . . .
"I (the Lord) have held my peace a long time,
I have been still and restrained myself.
Now I will cry like a woman in labor . . .
I will lay waste to the mountains and hills"
"I will punish the world for its evil,
and the wicked for their iniquity ...
I will halt the arrogance of the proud."
Nobody will escape God's wrath after the Rapture.
The Coming "Apocalypse" . . .
"Thus says the LORD of hosts:
Behold, disaster shall go forth from nation to nation ...
And at that day the slain of the LORD
shall be from one end of the Earth
even to the other end of the Earth . . ."
America will be "neutralized". . . Israel must stand alone - with God
(The U.S. will one day be unable or unwilling to defend Israel ... Israel must stand alone ... with God.)
Around the time of the "Apocalypse" ALL nations will turn against Israel . . .
"Behold, the Day of the LORD is coming, (the coming "Apocalypse")
And your spoil will be divided in your midst.
For I (God) will gather ALL the nations to battle
in those days and at that time,
When I (God) bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, (sometime after 1948)
I will also gather ALL nations,
And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; (just outside Jerusalem)
And I will enter into judgment with them there
On account of My people, My heritage ISRAEL,
Whom they have scattered among the nations;
They have also DIVIDED up My Land." (Israel)
The coming Antichrist will rise and conquer . . .
"Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals;
and I heard one of the four living creatures
saying with a voice like thunder, ‘Come and see.’
And I looked, and behold, a white horse.
And he who sat on it had a bow;
and a crown was given to him,
and he went out conquering and to conquer."
The Antichrist will be Satan’s counterfeit Messiah.
A Great War will ignite the world . . .
"When He opened the second seal,
I heard the second living creature saying,
‘Come and see.’
Another horse, fiery red, went out.
And it was granted to the one who sat on it
to take peace from the Earth,
and that people should kill one another;
and there was given to him a great sword."
The weapons will be used . . . cities and nations will disappear.
Global famine, severe food shortages will soon follow . . .
"When He opened the third seal,
I heard the third living creature say,
‘Come and see.’
So I looked, and behold, a black horse,
and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.
And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying,
"A quart of wheat for a denarius,
(A denarius was equal to about a full day’s wage)
and three quarts of barley for a denarius;
and do not harm the oil and the wine." (The rulers will still have their luxuries)
One-fourth of all people will be quickly destroyed at the start . . .
"When He opened the fourth seal,
I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying,
‘Come and see.’
And I looked, and behold, a pale horse.
And the name of him who sat on it was Death,
and Hades followed with him.
And power was given to them over a fourth of the Earth,
to kill with sword, with hunger, with death,
and by the beasts of the Earth." (These "beasts" may be military, political, and religious rulers.)
The Earth will convulse under a massive asteroid or nuclear missile strike . . .
It is interesting to note that those nations which are now armed with large arsenals of nuclear weapons have already built and are continuing to build massive "emergency command centers" into and under mountains to hide their leaders in case of all out nuclear war.
"And the stars of heaven fell to the Earth,
as a fig tree drops its late figs
when it is shaken by a mighty wind.
Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up,
and every mountain and island was moved out of its place
And the kings of the Earth, the great men, the rich men,
the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man,
hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains"
One-third of all trees on Earth will burn . . .
After the nuclear bomb tests in the Pacific, the Navy discovered much of the massive damage to the target fleet was caused by giant hail stones which were generated by the nuclear blasts. If the nuclear blasts had been over a large city, much blood would have been drawn up into the cloud and mingled with the hail . . .
"The first angel sounded:
And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood,
and they were thrown to the Earth.
And a third of the trees were burned up,
and all green grass was burned up."
One-third of all sea-life will be destroyed by nuclear missiles or large asteroid . . .
"Then the second angel sounded:
And something like a great mountain burning with fire
was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood.
And a third of the living creatures in the sea died,
and a third of the ships were destroyed."
One-third of all fresh water will be poisoned
by a massive nuclear warhead or an asteroid strike . . .
In old Russian Bibles the word "Wormwood" was translated 'Chernobyl'!
"Then the third angel sounded:
And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch,
and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water;
And the name of the star is Wormwood (bitter).
a third of the waters became wormwood,
and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter."
One-third of the light from the sun/moon/stars will be blocked by smoke
and ash covering the Earth . . .
"Then the fourth angel sounded:
And a third of the sun was struck,
a third of the moon, and a third of the stars,
so that a third of them were darkened;
And a third of the day did not shine,
and likewise the night.
And I looked, and I heard an angel
flying through the midst of heaven,
saying with a loud voice,
"Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the Earth,
because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet
of the three angels who are about to sound!"
Then, another one-third of the remaining population on Earth
will be quickly destroyed . . .
The Bible tells us only a small remnant of the population on Earth will survive the Apocalypse. Although, here, we find angels being released, much of the global terror will come from mankind destroying mankind, nation destroying nation, deadly wave after deadly wave. The Holy Spirit goes out of his way to let us know that the day and the hour is real and has already been set. Remember, our future is already history . . .
"Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice
from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet,
"Release the four angels who are bound
at the great river Euphrates."
So the four angels, who had been prepared
for the hour and day and month and year,
were released to kill a third of mankind."
A "200,000,000" man army will rise and unleash their weapons of mass destruction killing one-third of the remaining world population . . .
This prophecy says the "army of the horsemen was two hundred million." These "horsemen" may be a small division or group within that army, such as a strategic nuclear weapons division, or they may be brightly painted missiles sitting upon missile launchers. The "two hundred million" is to help identify the nation or area they will rise out of. Later called "the kings of the East," it appears the Chinese military is someday going to use the secret missile and weapons technologies Clinton-Gore secretly gave (and sold) them - against us! One-third of all mankind left on Earth will be killed . . .
"Now the number of the army of the horsemen
was two hundred million;
(For the first time ever such an army could be raised in China)
I heard the number of them.
And thus I saw the horses in the vision:
those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red,
hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses
were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire,
smoke, and brimstone (sulfur, or a kind of poisoned air)
By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed
by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone
which came out of their mouths.
For their power is in their mouth and in their tails;
for their tails are like serpents, having heads;
and with them they do harm."
Every living creature remaining in the sea will die . . .
"Then the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea,
and it became blood as of a dead man;
and every living creature in the sea died."
All rivers and springs will turn to blood . . .
And God tells us why they will turn to blood.
"Then the third angel poured out his bowl
on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood.
And I heard the angel of the waters saying:
"You are righteous, O Lord,
the One who is and who was and who is to be,
because You have judged these things.
For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets,
and You have given them blood to drink.
For it is their just due."
The Bible warns of great atmospheric and weather upheaval during the coming "Apocalypse" ... both global cooling and global warming lie ahead for mankind (men and women) ... all those who are left on Earth after the coming "Rapture" ...
There will be a great plague of snow and hail coming upon the Earth ...
"Have you entered the treasury of snow,
Or have you seen the treasury of hail,
Which I (God) have reserved for the time of trouble,
For the Day of battle and war?" (the coming "Apocalypse")
"And great hail from heaven fell upon men, ("Mankind".. men and women)
each hailstone about the weight of a talent.
(A "talent" = 85 - 114 pounds!!)
Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail,
since that plague was exceedingly great."
And, there will be a great heat from the Sun which will scorch the people on Earth ...
The people left on Earth will continue to hate and curse God.
"Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the Sun,
and power was given to him to scorch men with fire.
And men (mankind ... men and women)
were scorched with great heat,
and they blasphemed the Name of God
who has power over these plagues;
and they did not repent and give Him glory."
And, there will be unimaginable and exceedingly great storms and hurricanes ...
"And there will be signs in the Sun, in the Moon, and in the Stars;
and on the Earth distress of nations, with perplexity,
the sea and the waves roaring"
The "Mark of the Beast" . . .
"He (the coming Antichrist) causes all,
both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave,
to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,
and that no one may buy or sell
except one who has the mark,
or the name of the Beast,
or the number of his name."
This prophecy is very crucial for those who have not accepted Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew) as their Lord and will be alive when this law is enacted and enforced. This "mark" may be some kind of tattoo, or implanted microchip with all of your credit card and banking information, we really don’t know right now. It will not be easy to refuse this mark, whatever it is, for many of you will have families and children that will need to be fed. But, please be warned . . . by taking this mark, you will have sealed your eternal fate in Hell. In God’s eyes it identifies you with the Antichrist. There will be no turning back for any who take the "mark, the name of the Beast, or the number of his name." The utter darkness, loneliness, and torments of Hell will be their fate. Blessings are promised in Heaven to all those who refuse to take the "mark" and refuse to bow down to this coming world leader . . . and die in their faith for doing so. The Lord will take the sting out of death.
A "thick darkness" will then cover all the Earth and people will "gnaw their tongues" in pain . . .
People on Earth will gnaw their tongues in pain and agony and will continue to curse God . . .
"Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl
on the throne of the Beast, (the Antichrist)
and his kingdom became full of darkness;
and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain.
They blasphemed the God of heaven
because of their pains and their sores,
and did not repent of their deeds."
(Revelation 16:10-11) (This plague will come upon all who will take the "mark of the Beast")
Millions more who come to the Lord will be executed.
Blessings in Heaven are promised to them . . .
God will take the sting out of death for the millions who will die in faith, and wants them to know they will be blessed in Heaven . . .
Then I heard a voice from Heaven saying to me,
"Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’"
"Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors,
and their works follow them."
"Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded
for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God,
who had not worshiped the Beast (see "the Antichrist")
or his image, and had not received his mark
on their foreheads or on their hands."
There are millions of Christians today in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Indonesia, Algeria, Egypt, India, and around the world, including women and children, who are being imprisoned, murdered, tortured, raped, beaten, kidnapped, beheaded, burned alive, and sold into slavery simply for their faith in Jesus Christ, while we, our churches, the leaders of our nation, and the news networks simply watch and do nothing . . .
"I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain
for the Word of God and for the testimony which they held.
And they cried with a loud voice, saying,
"How long, O Lord, holy and true,
until You judge and avenge our blood
on those who dwell on the Earth?"
Then a white robe was given to each of them;
and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer,
until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren,
who would be killed as they were, was completed."
"Now brother will betray brother to death,
and a father his child;
and children will rise up against parents
and cause them to be put to death.
"And you will be hated by all men for My Name's (Jesus’) sake.
But he who endures to the end shall be saved."
The Battle of Armageddon . . .
"Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl
on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up,
so that the way of the kings from the East (China and allies)
might be prepared.
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs
coming out of the mouth of the Dragon, (Satan)
out of the mouth of the Beast, (the Antichrist)
and out of the mouth of the False Prophet. (a Religious Ruler ... Revelation 13:11-12)
For they are spirits of demons,
performing signs, (miracles will be performed at this time)
which go out to the kings of the Earth
and of THE WHOLE WORLD,
to gather them to the battle of that great Day of God Almighty.
"Behold, I am coming as a thief. (the coming "Rapture")
Blessed is he who watches,
and keeps his garments,
lest he walk naked and they see his shame."
And they gathered them together (all the armies of the nations)
to the place called in Hebrew, ARMAGEDDON."
The weapons will be used. Much of the world will be destroyed. Cities will disappear. Armageddon means the "Hill of Megiddo." Megiddo is part of the Plain of Esdraelon which is located in central Israel. Napoleon came through there and declared it to be the finest battlefield in the world. The whole world will be drawn into this war over Israel and Jerusalem. No nation will be spared. The Bible warns there will be several deadly waves associated with this conflict, including: An attack from the "south," an attack from the "north," a massive Chinese led invasion of the Middle East from the "east", which will then be "joined" as the armies of the Antichrist march out of Europe and around the world to the place called "Armageddon." Jesus will return to engage this final battle Himself. He alone will destroy the enemies of Israel. We don’t know the time between these wars/battles/events. We do know that God has set aside seven years to complete His plan with Israel, and this Age.
From the apparent absence of America in prophecy, the U.S. will be "neutralized" sometime before this Middle-East conflict begins. The United States will be unwilling or unable to defend Israel against her enemies. For the Bible warns Israel must stand alone . . . with God!
The prophet Joel writes:
"Blow the trumpet in Zion (Israel),
and sound an alarm in My holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble;
for the Day of the LORD is coming, for it is at hand:
A day of darkness and gloominess,
a day of clouds and thick darkness,
like the morning clouds spread over the mountains.
A people come, great and strong (the armies of the Antichrist),
the like of whom has never been;
nor will there ever be any such after them,
even for many successive generations.
(This final Battle may build sometime after the Russia-Iran invasion of Israel)
A fire devours before them, and behind them a flame burns . . .
Every one marches in his own column. (A disciplined army)
Though they lunge between the weapons, they are not cut down.
They run to and fro in the city, they run on the wall;
they climb into the houses, they enter at the windows like a thief.
The Earth quakes before them, (Tank battalions?)
the heavens tremble; (Helicopters, bombers, and jet fighters?)
The sun and moon grow dark,
and the stars diminish their brightness." (Smoke will fill the air)
The prophet Zechariah writes:
"For I (God) will gather ALL nations against Jerusalem.
The city (Jerusalem) shall be taken,
the houses rifled,
and the women ravished (brutally raped).
Half of the city shall go into captivity,
but the remnant of the people
shall not be cut off from the city."
The prophet Jeremiah writes:
"Thus says the LORD of hosts:
‘Behold, disaster shall go forth from nation to nation,
and a great whirlwind shall be raised up
from the farthest parts of the Earth.
And at that day the slain of the LORD
shall be from one end of the Earth
even to the other end of the Earth.
They shall not be lamented, or gathered, or buried;
they shall become refuse on the ground.
Wail, shepherds, and cry! (Jewish leaders)
Roll about in the ashes, you leaders of the flock! (Israel)
For the days of your slaughter
and your dispersions are fulfilled;
you shall fall like a precious vessel.
And the shepherds will have no way to flee,
nor the leaders of the flock to escape.
A voice of the cry of the shepherds,
and a wailing of the leaders to the flock will be heard.
For the LORD has plundered their pasture,
And the peaceful dwellings are cut down
because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
He has left His lair like the lion; for their land is desolate
because of the fierceness of the Oppressor,
and because of His (God’s) fierce anger.’"
(Jeremiah 25:15-17, 27-38)
At that time, the Messiah (Jesus Christ) will return to save "His brethren," the remnant of Israel . . .
"Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse.
And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True,
and in righteousness He (Jesus Christ) judges and makes war.
His eyes were like a flame of fire,
and on His head were many crowns.
He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.
He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood,
and His Name is called The Word of God. . .
Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword,
that with it He should strike the nations.
And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron.
He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written ...
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS."
Don't miss the significance here ... this is Jesus who will save the children of Israel and destroy her enemies. When you study this awesome prophecy describing the final return of Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew) and the many other prophecies describing this same event . . . Jesus (Yeshua), the Messiah, is returning to save Israel from the nations and armies of this world who will accuse her of "unjustly occupying" the Land. According to the Bible, the "right side" is "Israel's side" in this coming battle. Believing Christians should never turn against Israel. However, there are many Christian churches and denominations who have accepted the "Roman" doctrine that the Church has replaced Israel in God’s plan. This doctrine is not found in the Bible ... and it is dead wrong!!! The Church (drawn from both Jews and Gentiles) and nation Israel have two separate prophetic destinies. For the Church, (both Jews and non-Jews who believe in and receive Jesus as Messiah and Savior before the Rapture), Jesus returns as the "Bridegroom" to shelter and protect us from the wrath which will soon pour out upon mankind, and then (later), for the Jews of Israel who have gone through the Great Tribulation (those who will then recognize Him as their promised "Messiah"), He will return as the promised King, the son of David, (above all on Earth). Sadly, for some (yet unknown) reason the U.S. will not be there for Israel in that Day. Israel must stand alone. Her only hope is in God, Jesus (Yeshua), the Messiah . . .
God leaves us with an ominous warning . . .
"Search from the book of the LORD, and read:
not one of these (prophecies) shall fail;
not one shall lack her mate.
For My mouth has commanded it,
and His Spirit has gathered them."
"Indeed I have spoken it;
I will also bring it to pass.
I have purposed it;
I will also do it.
Listen to Me, you stubborn-hearted,
who are far from righteousness . . ."
"And unless those days were shortened,
no flesh [people on Earth] would be saved;"
How long will the coming 'Apocalypse' last?
The coming Apocalypse will last exactly 7 years (360 day years) ... which includes exactly 3˝ years (1,260 days) of false peace in Israel starting the day a coming "peace plan" will be enforced upon nation Israel by the coming Antichrist ... and then exactly 3˝ years (1,260 days) of unspeakable global terror and destruction starting the day the coming Antichrist will stand in a new Jewish Temple in Jerusalem and demand to be worshiped "as God." As noted, the coming "Apocalypse" (the "Great Tribulation") will be the irreversible result of a 'Peace Plan' which will one-day be enforced upon the nation and people of Israel by a very popular coming world leader, a false "man of peace"... a counterfeit "Messiah"... the coming "Antichrist"... "the Prince (Ruler) who is to come" (Daniel 9:26-27).
As the Day of the Lord draws near ... what does God expect of us?
"But the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night,
in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise,
and the elements will melt with fervent heat;
both the Earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved,
what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
looking for and hastening the coming of the Day of God,
because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire,
and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
Nevertheless we, according to His promise,
look for new heavens and a new Earth in which righteousness dwells.
Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things,
be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot, and blameless"
(2 Peter 3:10-14)
God will provide hope and shelter to all those who will heed His warnings before it is too late . . .
and pray always
that you may be counted worthy to escape
all these things that will come to pass . . ." (through Jesus Christ's worthiness ... not ours)
"Before the decree is issued,
before the day passes like chaff,
before the LORD'S fierce anger comes upon you,
before the day of the LORD'S anger comes upon you!
Seek the LORD, all you meek of the Earth, who have upheld His justice.
It may be that you will be hidden
in the day of the LORD'S anger."
Have a hard time believing in God? The above verses are clear . . .
Why? God is warning us ...
Please remember . . .
The Kingdom of Heaven is available to every man, woman, boy, and girl in this world, no matter who they are, where they live, or what they have done. It is freely offered to any and all who will receive it. Simply learn of Jesus (Yeshua), the promised Messiah, invite Him into your life as Lord, believe He died on the Cross for all of your sins and rose from the grave (proving there is a Kingdom of Heaven ... and a Hell). Learn of Him and believe in Him . . . for He was the only one who has ever loved you enough to substitute Himself for you on the Cross. He shed His blood, suffered, and died on the Cross to save you from your sins and from the utter darkness and torment of Hell, if you will accept it, believe it, and trust in it. That is why Jesus is called Savior. He now lovingly and graciously offers you life in Heaven (and we are warned it is a "take it or leave it" proposition.) We have to consciously receive it and accept it in faith. If you sincerely admit you have sinned (which means you will need a Savior to get into Heaven) and ask Jesus to come into your life and honestly try to stop doing (and saying) those things God says are wrong, you will go to Heaven ... and with open arms and tears of joy He will receive all who will come to Him in faith and in love ... It's God's Promise!!!
The only unpardonable sin is to reject God's love and His free offer of life in the Kingdom of Heaven by rejecting Jesus (Yeshua), the Messiah, who stepped forth from Heaven (as promised) ... not to condemn the sinner, but to save the sinner (from the torment of Hell) and who willingly and lovingly shed His blood on the Cross so we can be washed clean of all our sins. The Bible warns there will be no peace in our lives until we make peace with God through His Son, Jesus (Yeshua), the promised Messiah. The Bible also says there will be no peace in Israel or on Earth until Jesus (Yeshua), the Messiah returns . . .
God's Promise ...
"For God so loved the world
that He GAVE His only begotten Son, (see Psalm 2 ...)
that whoever BELIEVES in Him (to trust in Jesus alone to save us from our sins and Hell)
should NOT perish (in Hell)
but have everlasting life (in Heaven).
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world through Him might be saved (into Heaven).
He who believes in Him is NOT condemned (to Hell);
but he who does NOT believe (in Jesus Christ)
IS condemned (to Hell) ALREADY" (There is no second chance for any who reject Jesus.)
Jesus greatly LOVED us to save us from Hell ... all God asks is we love Him for all He did for us.
Grace and Shalom
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