Prepare To Meet Your GOD!
The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clock face, maintained since 1947 by the board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago. The closer the clock is to midnight, the closer the world is estimated to be to global disaster. As of January 14, 2010, the Doomsday Clock now stands at six minutes to midnight. (Wikipedi)
The world IS heading towards global disaster. There will however be no annihilation of the human race by nuclear powers.
22 And except those days (tribulation, end times) should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s (chosen, faithful believers, saved by grace) sake those days shall be shortened.
There will however be terrible days ahead on a catastrophic scale never before seen.
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
An increase in earthquakes, famines, pestilences and wars will characterized the coming end of this age.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences (deadly epidemic diseases), and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
The ongoing battle between good and evil will escalate in the days ahead as evil tries its best to gain the upper hand over the affairs & lives of men.
You can decide to be a spectator or decide to be on the winning side. Either way a decision will be made for you.
For better to
for the day of the Lord is at hand
WHO IS GOD?
GOD sometimes refer to as Creator, Creator GOD, El Shaddai, Heavenly FATHER, YAHWEH, Elohim is a Omniniscience, Omnipresent and Omnipotent Spirit. Self existent outside of time, creator of the cosmos, man and every living thing that exists whether visible or invisible. Commander-in-chief of the angelic hosts in the heavenly realm. A supernatural being, spirit incarnate in the body of Jesus Christ. His permanent form.
WHO IS LUCIFER?
Lucifer (Light Bearer, son of the Morning), Devil (slanderer) or Satan (adversary), is a fallen archangel cast out of the heavenly realm for his rebellious role in usurping the authority of GOD, bringing about division and chaos among the angelic ranks that led to supernatural war.
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael (another archangel) and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Lucifer, a former archangel, created with pipes in him, in human terms, was the choir director of music in the heavens. His primary responsibility (as a minister of God like all other angels) was the assembling of the angelic ranks to offer up praise and worship to the sovereign Creator. The defeated angel forgot because of pride, one important principle. The created can never become the creator.
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High (exalted in rank or dignity).
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Even the King of Tyre thought he was GOD (aided by Satanic thoughts)
1 THE word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
Regarding Satan again
11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffic; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
Satan is refer to as the god of this world and the prince of the power of the air. The war between the forces of good and evil is still ongoing. The fallen angel (and his angels now called demons, demonic spirits, devils) cast down to earth, rules from earth’s atmosphere (spirit realm) deceiving mankind, GOD’s greatest creation, into following him, (revenge) because he still wants to be worship as God and be GOD!
8 Again, the devil taketh him (JESUS) up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him (JESUS) all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, (confirmation that the world system: trading, business, industry etc are operated by persons whose allegience is to the Prince of darkness) if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
When man rejects God, Satan has the right to man’s heart, mind, spirit, soul and body.
THE BIBLE – WHY BELIEVE?
The Bible is the source of all TRUTH. It is the revealed mind of God to mankind. Scientific and medical knowledge between its pages in addition to history, foretelling of future events and the end of this present corrupt world but most importantly the state of man, the Bible is God’s blueprint, His roadmap, His compass, to finding eternal joy and peace which cannot and will not be found in this present age.
- Historical Accuracy - The book of Daniel chapter 2 records a dream by the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, which neither his magicians or astrologers could interpret. The dream was an image of a man.
1. The head was of gold.
2. The breast and arms were of silver.
3. The belly and thighs were of brass.
4. The legs were of iron.
5. The feet of iron and clay.
God through Daniel explained the interpretation of the dream to King Nebuchadnezzar. Four great world kingdoms from the king’s time right on down to our time: Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome. The revived Roman Empire (Orbis Terrarum/H oikoumenh) would then be divided into ten divisions/kingdoms/regions. The Great King, who is represented by the stone cut out of the mountain without hands, refers to the coming of Jesus and His eternal kingdom.
Babylon was conquered by the Medo-Persian Empire, led by king Cyrus in 539 B.C. Taxes collected had to be paid in silver.
The Medes and Persians were conquered by the Greeks, led by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C. Greek soldiers were nicknamed “brazen coated” because their armor was all bronze.
The Greeks were conquered by the iron will tyranny of the Romans, in 168 B.C, whose empire came to an end in 476 A.D, by barbarians.
- Prophecy fulfilled - At a time when nations worshipped a multiplies of gods/goddesses/demons/deities, emperors and pharaohs (Ammonites, Canaanites, Moabites, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans etc) the monotheistic worship of an UNSEEN God was collectively found among the Israelites only. The Old Testament foretold a time (the pantheon of pagan gods were still actively worshiped ) when believers in a personal God would be found throughout all nations dwelling on the face of the earth.
27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
4 All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name.
2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
The Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherin there is no profit.
20 Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?
Jeremiah 16: 19,20
11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles.
- Scientific Facts – Scientific foreknowledge revealed by God to the writers of the Bible centuries ago were only discovered in our modern age!
16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?
5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.
6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.
3 When I consider thy heavens, ………..
8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.
Deep diving research submarines in the last century have found oceans springs and mountains on the ocean floor along with deep trenches in the depths of the sea. Matthew Maury, ‘father of oceanography’, researched, discovered and plotted on the basis of Scripture alone definite ocean currents (paths of the seas) and wind circuits.
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood:
the life of all flesh is the blood
28 base and trace chemical elements are found in the human body. Verified by science. All found in the earth.
History taught us there was a time when physicians bled patients to cure them. Today science now knows the circulation of the blood in the human body not only brings nourishment to the whole body but also carries away its waste thus making blood the source of life and health.
12 Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad:
13 And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee:
Again history recorded the common practice of the day for physicians to do multiple childbirth deliveries and surgeries without the washing of hands (or to rinse hands other than under running water) between patient care. This led to an exceptional high death rate.With the discovery of infectious microorganisms – i.e the the germ concept of disease – it is well understood today in the medical field that pathogens can be send from individual to individual because of the existence of germs in the air.
Sewage also need to be under cover to prevent the spread of disease.
Knowledge revealed thousands of years ago can only mean one thing – the Bible is truly the inspired Word of God.
WHO IS CHRIST JESUS?
Yeshua is the Son of God. He is also God.
I and the Father are one.
I tell you the truth, before Abraham was born, I am.
“I am”, identifies Himself with name of God in the Old Testament
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
These statements spoken by Jesus were understood by the Jews that Jesus was claiming to be God Himself. Making him equal with God. The Jews had the right to carry out the death sentence of stoning anyone (John 8:59) guilty of such blasphemy according to their law. (John 10: 31,33)
Either Jesus was a lunatic or He was God in the flesh!
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
1 Timothy 3:16
17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Timothy 1:17
20 And WE KNOW THAT THE SON OF GOD IS COME, AND HATH GIVEN US AN UNDERSTANDING, THAT WE MAY KNOW HIM THAT IS TRUE, AND WE ARE IN HIM THAT IS TRUE, EVEN IN HIS SON JESUS CHRIST. THIS IS THE TRUE GOD, AND ETERNAL LIFE.
1 John 5:20
God had no problem with identifying Jesus as God.
8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
He came to the earth to redeem man from the curse of the law of sin and death and to give man eternal life.
In His own words
6 ….I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE: NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER, BUT BY ME.
25……I AM THE RESURRECTION, AND THE LIFE: HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME, THOUGH HE WERE DEAD (physically), YET SHALL HE LIVE (spiritually & physically):
26 AND WHOSOEVER LIVETH AND BELIEVETH IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE (spiritually). BELIEVEST THOU THIS?
3 …..except a man be born again (spiritual birth) he cannot see the kingdom of God.
The following excerpt is taken from ChristainAnswers.net
The Bible quite forthrightly states, “That soul that sinneth, it shall die,” and “the wages of sin is death” (Ezekiel 18:20; Romans 6:23). In the moral government of God, He has ordained that physical and eternal death be the just penalty for sin. People may chafe against God’s decree, thinking it is unfair or extreme, but their protests only show how sin has blinded them to sin’s true nature. The fact that God requires such a drastic penalty should teach them, not that God is brutal, but that sin is heinous.
Yet God, in His matchless love for sinful man, has also decreed that the penalty for sin can be born by a substitute, and on that principle is built the Old Testament system for sacrifice.
“For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.”
-Leviticus 17:11 Even if any man had wanted to, he could not offer himself in payment for his sins, for his sin had disqualified him from being an accceptable sacrifice. Consequently, the Old Testament provided for the offering of certain select animals whose blood was shed vicariously for the sins of those who repented and trusted God’s revelation.
All of the spotless, innocent animals that became sacrifices in the Old Testament pointed to that great sacrifice, the one made by Jesus Christ on Calvary’s cross. John the Baptist introduced Him, saying “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). The penalty God imposed on sin is both just and loving, for God Himself, in the Person of the Son, paid that penalty for all who will accept Him as their Substitute.
God the Son, clothed in human form, shed His blood for man’s sin, thus satisfying every demand of holy justice. And through that precious blood, God showed Himself to be both “just and justifier of him which believeth in Jesus” (Romans 3:26).
The Bible portrays unsaved man as a slave to sin and speaks of freeing him in the same manner as slaves were redeemed in the ancient world. In Christ, “we have redemption through His Blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7). “You were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain manner of life … but with the precious blood of Christ, as a Lamb without blemish and without spot” (I Peter 1:18-19).
Apart from Jesus Christ, all people are alienated from God. Sin’s rebellion forged a gulf between God and man that is humanly impassable. Yet, Christ’s blood built the bridge from God to man.
“Now in Christ Jesus, you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”
-Ephesians 2:13“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.”
Human sin produces a pollution of the heart that can only be cleanses by God’s grace. And that grace manifests itself in the efficacy of Christ’s sacrifice, the Apostle John declaring, “the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, cleanses from all sin” (I John 1:7). While God will not look upon sin, we may still enjoy His loving gaze because of Christ’s blood. Revelation’s glimpse of the future glory gives this account:
“These are they which came out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple.”
The Bible emphasizes Christ’s blood because only in His sacrifice can we find forgiveness, cleansing, reconciliation, salvation, and glory!
FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE. FOR GOD SENT NOT HIS SON INTO THE WORLD TO CONDEMN THE WORLD; BUT THAT THE WORLD “THROUGH HIM” MIGHT BE SAVED. HE THAT BELIEVETH ON HIM IS NOT CONDEMNED: BUT HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT IS CONDEMNED ALREADY, BECAUSE HE HATH NOT BELIEVED IN THE NAME OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD.
God became man in the form of Christ Jesus, so He could die. Jesus had to be God so that He could pay our debt. His death was sufficient to pay the penalty for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2). Jesus is God because only God could pay an infinite penalty (Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21) . Jesus’ deity is why He is the only way to salvation. That’s why he can claimed equality with God.
6 ….I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE: NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER, BUT BY ME.
RECEIVING CHRIST AS MY SAVIOUR
Dear Reader: God loves you. Knowing about God is not enough. Fallen angels know about God also. They just don’t acknowledge Him as God or Master. Maybe you don’t believe in the existence of God. The design of the cosmos alone evidence the existence of a designer.
ALL MEN ARE SINNERS
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
As it is written,There is none righteous, no, not one.
GOD’S REMEDY FOR SIN?
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God,even to them that believe on his name.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
1 Cor 15: 3,4
12 NEITHER IS THERE SALVATION IN ANY OTHER: FOR THERE IS NONE OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN GIVEN AMONG MEN, WHEREBY WE MUST BE SAVED.
5 FOR THERE IS ONE GOD AND ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS;
6 WHO GAVE HIMSELF A RANSOM FOR ALL, TO BE TESTIFIED IN DUE TIME.
1 Timothy 2:5,6
10 HE THAT BELIEVETH ON THE SON OF GOD HATH THE WITNESS IN HIMSELF: HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT GOD HATH MADE HIM A LIAR; BECAUSE HE BELIEVETH NOT THE RECORD THAT GOD GAVE OF HIS SON.
11 AND THIS IS THE RECORD, THAT GOD HATH GIVEN TO US ETERNAL LIFE, AND THIS LIFE IS IN HIS SON.
12 HE THAT HATH THE SON HATH LIFE; AND HE THAT HATH NOT THE SON OF GOD HATH NOT LIFE.
1 John 5:10-12
9 The Lord is … not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2 Peter 2:9
REPENTANCE : believers.org
To repent means to change. Repentance is a change of thinking which results in a change of life.
Hebrews 6:1 talks of repentance from dead works. This means to forsake the works of death, or works which produce death.
HEBREWS 6:1 NKJ
1 . . . elementary principles of Christ . . . the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,
Repentance involves a change of mind — waking up to reality, seeing things as they really are, and recognizing the error of your ways — resulting in a change of action.
Repentance includes forsaking old patterns, habits, priorities, and all things that have controlled you (gods). Repentance means accepting Jesus as Lord!
To repent is to forsake all other gods — and embrace Jesus Christ as your Lord and God. (Jesus allows no other gods before Him.)
WHAT MUST I DO TO OBTAIN ETERNAL LIFE?
Confessing to God that I am a sinner, right now cut off from being in his eternal presence, believing that the Lord Christ Jesus died for my sins and was raised for my justification, receiving now in faith and confess Him as my personal Saviour, Lord and Master.
ASSURANCE AS A BELIEVER
That if thou will confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Rom 10:9
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto everlasting life. John 5:24
But these things are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God< and that believing ye might have life throught his name. John 20:31
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 1John 20:31
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 1 Cor 5:17
WHAT TRUE CHRISTIANITY IS NOT
1 AND Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
Merchandising of the gospel/Fleecing the Flock
12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Matt 21: 12,13
14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
Acts 8: 18,20
WHAT TRUE CHRISTIANITY IS
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,…
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,….
13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 …..and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John 2:15
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
1 John 1:6
27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
For it is written he who loves his life will lose it and he who hates his life in the world will keep it for eternity!