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Words to Ponder - for discerning saints
As saints created in the image of Almighty God, we are not only a testament to the greatness of our creator but we are also evidence of the existence of our creator.
In just 6,000 short years man has gone from walking with Almighty God in the garden, in the cool of the evening, to a level of consciousness that denies the reality of His existence. Almighty God made man to be the crown of all creation and in foolishness man allowed that crown to fall. In a seemingly hopeless situation Almighty God made a way of redemption. A way by which the fallen crown of creation could be seated with Christ in heavenly places, gaining a higher position than before the fall, giving us the position of co-heirs with Christ. Jesus the Christ paid the price for the redemption of mankind by his death, burial and resurrection ... all mankind needs to do is receive the gift, salvation by the grace of Almighty God. "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:" John 1:12.
Bible prophecy has allowed generations of inquiring minds to look forward in time revealing often detailed accounts of future events. Simply put, bible prophecy is history pre-written. As we consider that over 90 percent of all the prophecies in the Bible have been fulfilled exactly as foretold, the less than 10 percent that apply to the future will also be fulfilled exactly as foretold.
When looking at future prophetic events, the further back we look in time the more likely we are to see clearer looking forward.
We have been birthed into a generation that will see the creator of the universe, Jesus the Christ, reside and rule on planet earth.
People quoting the bible should not impress us. Satan "quoted" the bible or should I say "misquoted the bible". We should expect the very same in this end times generation. That is why we have deception in the church today. Christians don't know the word. The living word of truth is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. It is our standard in this day.
I was listening to a teaching recently and heard the phrase "where heaven touched earth". It was in relation to a "Geographic Location". May I take that notion a step further and suggest that heaven touches earth with every saint on planet earth today. You all have a high calling as Christ's ambassadors in these amazing end times. You are called to reflect Jesus the Christ as you walk the path that He has set before you. In doing so, you impact time and eternity. You are heavens touch in the world around you.
What many might not understand is that as end times saints we are called to encourage or comfort one another with the prophetic words of the rapture in 1 Thessalonians, chapter 4 and verse 18. We can of coarse encourage in other areas as well. Encouragement makes it easier to live in these dark times. The Bible tells us to encourage one another, to remind each other of the truth of His word ... that Almighty God loves us, that He equips us, that we are treasured, that our struggles are worth it, that they are often part of His perfect plan in this amazing generation we find ourselves in. I hear so many say that they do not know what they are called to do ... and I can not answer that. However, I do know that we are all called to encourage or comfort each other. There is nothing easy about being an end times saint and that is why you are Almighty God's choice to serve in this day ... you are His very best for this generation and our Abba Father does not make mistakes. As you walk the path that He sets before you, don't forget to share a word of encouragement on the way. It opens doors and it might just impact time and eternity. A man in the early church named Joseph was given the nickname “Barnabas,” which means “Son of Encouragement” (Acts 4:36). What a blessing Barnabas was to the believers of his day! You can be a "Barnabas", a son or daughter of encouragement, in one of the greatest generations in the history of planet earth. At the close of the church age. We all need a word of encouragement.
When we look back over secular history we can see the achievements of man etched into time past and the impact it has had over time. Only when we look back from eternity, will we see the impact that the saints have had on time and eternity while serving the will of Almighty God. Those that served His will ... will shine like the stars in great splendor. They will shine in all of eternity to the glory and honor of Almighty God, the creator of the universe. Only in time can we shape our eternity ... and our Abba Father has prepared a path for each of us ... that will shape our eternity beyond anything we could imagine. Walk His path.
When I consider time and eternity, I remember the profound words of Leonard Ravenhill: "This life is a dressing room for eternity - THAT'S ALL IT IS ! " This places great importance on living life with a focus on eternal gain and not a worldly gain, as so many do in life. When we enter the doorway of eternity we will face heaven or hell and the clock of eternity will continue to deliver it's intensity ... with either choice. Life is the allotted time we are given to shape our eternity. Following the ways of the world will deliver it's wages in hell as will following Jesus the Christ deliver us into an eternity of heaven. As end times saints, we need to be clothed in the righteous of Jesus the Christ in preparation for the eternity that He has planned for us. Anything else will be hell.
Man was made in the image of Almighty God giving us dominion over planet earth. At the fall, in the garden of Eden, Satan took our position and he became our accuser. Fallen man had no way of redemption but Almighty God made a way in birthing Himself of a woman. The creator who made man in His image was born of woman in time, becoming an acceptable sacrifice being fully man and fully God. We now look forward to the accuser being soon cast out of heaven to earth ... when we are birthed into the spiritual realm and in our spiritual bodies, at the Rapture of the church ... into our heavenly home in the presence of our Almighty God for 7 years. Then we will return to earth and once again have dominion over planet earth with our Lord and God, Jesus the Christ.
Revelation 12:7-9 says: "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 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." We might ponder why Satan is cast out at that point. The answer should excite every church-age saint today ... because Satan has just been made redundant as the accuser of the brethren. Why ... because of the Rapture of the church ... the saints are in heaven. The Rapture ignites a cosmic war in the heavens that results in the commencement of Daniel's 70th week on earth.
When we change the term "life and death" to perhaps the more correct term "time and eternity" we get a larger picture. When we step from time we will inhabit eternity ... in either heaven or hell. There is nothing else and that is a sobering thought. The wise would do well in giving some time in consideration of eternity and even more time into shaping their eternity. The key to the door of heaven is Jesus the Christ. It's your eternity ... invest into it today and all your days. Eternity is a long time to be wrong and it's a long time with regret.
It matters little who the next president of the United States is ... the prophetic word of Almighty God will come to pass, it will unfold, in the exact same manner intended and at its exact appointed time. As end times saints our focus should be on who is leading us ... we already know who leads this world.
The word of Almighty God is powerful and living ... the prophetic Word of Almighty God is time-locked to an appointed time. It is spoken in eternity past for a future appointment in time. The power of the prophetic Word of Almighty God lives throughout the generations until it is birthed at the precise moment intended. His Word has never failed ... and it never will. His timing is exact, it is precise, it is perfect. It is never before or after its appointed time. We as end-times saints live in a day and hour when we can not only read the ancient prophetic Word for our time ... but also see the living Word unlock, to reveal the might and power of our Abba Father as His prophetic Word births before our very eyes. We live in amazing times.
Manna from heaven falls into our lives to meet every need that we have in life, in serving the will of Almighty God. When we step from time into eternity we will never have any need ... every need and even every want will be found in our loving Abba Father and the eternity that He has prepared for those who love Him.
In life we have so many choices that take us down so many paths ... resulting in so many differing futures for our life, depending on the choices we make. When we leave time and enter eternity we have no choices for the only two futures in eternity. Your choices where spent in time, determining your eternity in Heaven or Hell. Now don't you think you need to live life with an eternal focus ... eternity is a long time to be regretful.
Satan will soon come into his appointed time to wreak havoc on planet earth. During this time the powers of heaven above will come against the god of this world and bring his reign to a close, then peace will come at the destruction of the power of darkness ... at the hand of the mighty "I AM," the creator of the universe, Jesus the Christ, the Savior of the world. Our Lord and our God. We were created to serve in this day and at this hour, in His strength, with His authority and in His name. Let us close this church age with the same spirited determination and tenaciousness used at its beginning.
I am one of those ministers of the Word who believes that the whole Bible and everything it contains is truth. The Word of Almighty God is living, it is powerful, it is penetrating ... it is our gift from Almighty God Himself. Jesus the Christ, the Word, is the ultimate gift from a loving God at a cost that is immeasurable. The Word is more than a historical document, it's more than a manual for life ... Its truth will light the path of your life and enrich your eternity beyond your imagination with the creator of the universe. The Word needs to be foremost in our lives.
Church, one of the most important things to know in life is who you are in Jesus the Christ ... another is to understand the times in which you live.
One thing that we will not find in heaven is a complaints department, for the Word of Almighty God tells us that, “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
The Word of Almighty God is the food of faith. Men and woman of great faith have a huge appetite for the Word.
Those who are born once ... will die twice. Those who are born twice will die once. A day will come in this end-times generation when those who are born twice ... will not die at all. What a privilege and honor to be counted with those that will not taste death!
There are not many things that we can do in time ... that will last a "lifetime." The value of one soul saved in time will last an "eternity" and its worth is greater than anything else that we can do in life. Have an eternal focus as you live life and serve Almighty God in this end-time generation. Share the hope, this world's only hope, Jesus the Christ. It will impact time and eternity.
It is impossible to comprehend the mysteries and wonders contained within eternity, as the Word of Almighty God says:- "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." If we contemplate how breathtaking the universe is and the awesomeness of planet earth ... as I ponder with much curiosity and expectation my only conclusion, in a word, is that when we step into eternity we will all be absolutely "gobsmacked."
The enormity of evil in these days has not yet reached its limits ... but when it does, planet earth will experience wickedness, atrocity, inhumanity, depravity, savagery, death and destruction on a level never before seen. All at the hand of the "god" of this world. Satan has objectives, strategies, and tactics for his appointed time. However, Almighty God's love for mankind has placed each and every one of us in this end-time generation to serve His will and counter the Satanic attacks in this day. Understanding the high calling you have and who you are in Jesus the Christ is so important, at the soon close of the church age. Almighty God has equipped His saints with every talent and strength needed for victory at a time such as this. Follow His lead with boldness, knowing that you are His perfect choice to impact time and eternity in this amazing generation.
"If an egg is broken by an outside force ... life ends. If broken by an inside force ... life begins. Great things always begin from inside."
Just imagine the impact on time and eternity if we allow the force, or should I say power, of the Holy Spirit inside us, to direct every part of our lives.
Most who study Bible prophecy and in particular eschatology would agree that the rapture of the church can be found in Revelation 4:1. What most do not consider is the penultimate verse to the rapture of the church in the book of Revelation ... it's Revelation 3:22. That being the case, Revelation 3:22 is not only the penultimate Scripture to the rapture of the church, but it's also the last Scripture for the church age and in fact an instruction to the church age saints. This places much importance on Revelation 3:22 for us as end times saints.
We, who know the living God, have an urgent requirement to understand the times we live in. The prophetic Word of Almighty God tells us we live in perilous times. A time of great deception. Remember who you are in Christ and your assignment from heaven. Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. Reflect the light of truth in these darkening days and walk the path that not only leads you to eternal joy and happiness but also others will see the hope, Jesus the Christ, in you.
Today I will seek the wisdom, favor and peace of Almighty God in everything I do knowing that He alone knows my future. I will not allow Satan to steal my joy, as my joy comes from the Lord. Today I will delight in the ways of the Lord and not the ways of this end-times generation. Today I will be truly thankful for my richest blessings ... the salvation and grace of Almighty God.
The time has come when we see churches entertaining the goats when they should be feeding the sheep. We live in perilous times with great deception. We need to feed on the spiritual nourishment only found in the Word of Almighty God, the living word, the word of truth. ... and not a form of godliness that is part of these end times. We need the real thing ... the Godliness of Jesus the Christ in our lives.
As we walk our lives in time ... we write our future in eternity. Not by how good or bad we are, but by who's footsteps we followed. Jesus the Christ is the way.
We know that David faced and defeated a giant. He did not look at how big and powerful the giant was; he looked only at how much bigger his Almighty God was. "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty." "The battle is the Lord's and he will give all of you into our hands" (1 Samuel 17:45, 47). When we face our own giants we need to know who we are in Christ. It is to stir up an awareness of our position in Jesus the Christ, and the incomparably great power that He has made available to us. We are saints living in this end-times generation. You have the power that created the universe living in you. Walk in that power and authority you have in Jesus the Christ.
As we study Bible prophecy in relation to end times, it becomes evident that we are in fact living in the generation that the prophets of old wrote about when they pierced the boundaries of time to foretell impending doom. Prophecy has many purposes and levels but the ultimate message of prophecy is redemptive. The reason that Almighty God tells us the future is not so we will know when the stock market is going to crash or about the next war (although it does that also) ... but rather that He is an all-knowing, all-loving God that has a plan and a purpose for your life now and in eternity. That from the foundation of time He has had a love, destiny and a hope for the whole of man kind. That He has left no stone unturned, no cost withheld, that you might spend an eternity with Him. He has done it all. The choice is ours. That choice needs to be the spirit of prophecy ... Jesus the Christ.