“We initiate the Return of Christ!”
Salvation through Jesus is NOT the Good News of the kingdom Jesus was talking about in Matthew 24:12-14 NASB.
“Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.
13 “But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.
14 “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
First of all, Jesus was speaking about the beginning of end times NOT about the beginning (salvation) of our lives in Him.
The “This” He is referencing is in the previous verse. Have we preached that our love must endure toward the lawless in order to be saved as Jesus said? Jesus spoke what amounts to, an as yet, unfulfilled prophesy!
What is the prophecy? According to Jesus “this” shall be preached to all nations and then the end can come.””This” is the message Jesus is speaking of.
What is that word “end” referring to? Every end must have a beginning. Is Jesus saying he can return promptly or does the “end” mean all the other events He spoke of will be triggered so that afterward Jesus will return? I believe He is declaring the latter.
Sharing Jesus as Savior with others goes without saying. Everyone Jesus was speaking of in Matthew 24: 9-14 already knows Him. “Then they will deliver you…” “You will be hated because of my name…” There is a falling away! That which saves us is what He was speaking of.
Is it reasonable that Jesus and the Father have been patiently waiting for events to come into alignment and now They wait for us? Jesus said “THEN the end shall come.”
I am not saying we instantly trigger the trumpet of God and Jesus shows up. On the contrary we, the followers, actually trigger the release of darkness upon the world. The Word says that is the “end” that must come first!
God has opened the scriptures that prove how we initiate Christ’s eventual return which must be proceeded by a season of unrestricted darkness. Why would we want to release darkness? We are already seeing darkness rising from the shadows to levels of blatant offensiveness. Our protecting ourselves, by enduring love, automatically releases darkness. As Jesus said our enduring saves us! We do not really have a choice but to prepare and discipline ourselves by Jesus’ instructions and “preach” it all over the world.
“This” is a very distressing message, “this” message, will awaken us to our exit strategy as we reach, reach, reach for the eternal saving knowledge of Jesus. KNOWING what He knew IS the “saving knowledge of Jesus.” This is why He came; it teach us.
Like Jesus in the garden, knowing the enemy would come for Him, we also will trigger the hour of darkness.
Matthew 24:13-14 is not about getting saved it is about staying saved! Many “believers” can be spared from the Apostasy by the understanding found here. Some will but not all will.
God knows many are not prepared for what is coming. God knows you are thinking, “I AM SECURE!” The author thought the same thing. Do not bet your eternal life on your current understanding.
Jesus is speaking to ALL of us! If we do not accept God’s help, it will be our fault not His. His Word will judge us.
Also find in Exit Strategy the biblical difference between reconciliation and salvation! For centuries we have confused the two. Find what John, Paul and Jesus said we must now understand and do, to maintain our reconciliation, so we reach the salvation of eternity, saved by His Way, purifying ourselves as He did, (1 Pet 1:22, 2 Col 11:2, 1 John 3:3) …no spots, no blemishes, holy, blameless!
What Exit Strategy declares is shocking, but think urgency not heresy!
Being ready to go or to stay supersedes all other scriptural positions.
Because fear might have driven us away from the faith and for some it still might, our part in the end to come has been hidden by God until now, I believe, for this very reason.
These are the keys to the kingdom. Enduring love is the heart of the kingdom. Why would He give us keys if they are not required?
Remember the reward to those who embrace these keys.
“Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever…conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time.” Daniel 12:4 (NASB)
What is the insight Daniel is speaking of?
There is an awakening we have believed would come. The change called for from the scriptures, from our traditional thinking, is so significant God says you will believe and know that this is it! He also says many will NOT!
This is the tipping point God has created. As Jesus said in Luke 4:21, the author also believes that in this book, “Today this scripture (Daniel 12) has been fulfilled in your hearing.” Read the blog postings. Read the book.
WE ARE the Feast of Trumpets to God Himself as we signal our readiness for all that is coming. How? By embracing and preaching a very specific message.
Jesus signaled the Father by willingly going to the Garden. We will also. We know God’s patience is running out because we see events that speak of the darkness are here already and growing. As darkness blocks the light, our opportunities will cease. John 9:4b (NASB77) “… night is coming, when no man can work. “
Beloved when it comes, our fellowship in Christ’s sufferings will be eternally worth it! God’s will being done is all that matters. This was Christ’s salvation and reward. It is ours also!
Why has Jesus not come already?
“ Repent therefore and return, that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; 20 and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you, 21 whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time.” Acts 3:19-21 (NASB77)
Doctrines, oral laws, denominational differences, will fall to the wayside in the light of His clarity, His grace, and the singleness of mind we are being called to.
God is simplifying salvation one last time. First came the law, then Jesus simplified the law, now God is pointing to the simplest level within what Jesus taught us and yet the most powerful and encompassing Way that will free many and save any who have the courage and inspiration to implement it.
It is His “Exit Strategy.”