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End Times: The time has come 6

blowing shofar3This is longer than usual.

The Lord has spoken to my heart this morning instructing me to go ahead and tell you the Way we are to initiate the return of Christ. Urgency is what I am feeling. I felt I needed to build your understanding toward this fact so you could grasp it easier. Your heart will determine how receptive you are to these facts; to the part you will play in His return.  You can read more later, in the book.

At the end of this post I will share a scripture pointing to our place in the time line of God.

In Matthew 24:3-23, Jesus speaks of the trials we can expect to go through. These are frightening things, threatening things, deceiving things. We will be hated by all nations because of Him. It is  He that we will cling to and declare. This will convict people unto either salvation or damnation. Some will be those we would have called “saved.”

Set aside for the moment your position on the rapture and consider something that will matter, no matter when He comes for us.

In verse Matthew :10 it says, “And at that time many will fall away…” (to fall away you must have believed at some point.)

In verse 24: 12-13 it says, ” And because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.  But the one who endures to the end, he shall be saved.”

We shudder as we ask ourselves if we can endure the terrible forecast of Christ? We have trouble enduring the evening news without a curse if not from our lips, hidden in our hearts! Woe, woe, woe unto us. Lord please help us.

Everything we are seeing in life that provokes us to anger or unforgiveness is the plot of the enemy to capture us by having us violate the Word of God. What Word? The Word that set Jesus free and will set us free also. ” For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.”  Matthew 6:14 NASB   (Read: The time has come #5 .)

“But God forgave me of my sins when I got saved!” Yes, He did; all the sins committed up to that point in your life.  “This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed.” (Romans 3:25 NASB) From this point forward the Ways of Christ are to cover the sins we commit. Post 5 speaks to this but there is more to come.

So what does this have to do with initiating the return of Christ?

“This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a witness to all the nations, and then the end shall come. (Matthew 24:14 NASB)

Alone this verse makes us think of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The get saved news of Jesus. That is not what it says. It says, “this gospel of the kingdom” and it is Jesus speaking to us. This, Jesus considers important enough to preach it to all the nations as a witness, as an initiator of the end! A witness? The world will have already heard, by this point in time, about Jesus. So what witness?

I believe clearly the witness being pointed to is the witness of enduring love. This is not any kind of love. This is  death-defying Christ love, merciful interceding love. The kind of love that slams into our carnality like a freight train. Never-the less, it is what He is asking for, having set the standard.

For the nations to see this love as a witness, the church must hear it from pastors and witnesses who grasp the insight. It will be righteousness and eternal life to those who receive and implement the understanding. To others it will be everlasting contempt.

The obvious context of the verses leading to 24:14 is not about our beginning. It is about our ending! Context is critical. Jesus has not shifted topics.  How we have missed this I do not know and I do not care. Now, God is pointing our way to His Way.

The word “this” is paramount as it describes what Jesus is calling the “gospel of the kingdom.” What is “this” referring to?  Ask any English teacher. The subject Jesus is pointing to is “enduring love,” in the previous sentence. “Well Mike it says, “but the one who endures to the end he shall be saved. Why do you say enduring love?”

I say enduring love because love is what grows cold in the group Jesus is comparing the saved to. The enduring love of God is the saving power that delivers us. The love of God is what we show others as a witness to what God has done in us. Do we realize it was never just about the  love we received? That love was a seed, an investment, a hope and a future God has held dear as He waited for a harvest from the field of our hearts.

The original text from Young;s Literal translation reads this way. ” …but he who did endure to the end, he shall be saved; and this good news of the reign shall be proclaimed in all the world, for a testimony to all the nations; and then shall the end arrive.”

Enduring love is the premier characteristic of the kingdom and of our Christ.  Love reigns in the kingdom. Within love is grace, forgiveness, patience, kindness, mercy, compassion, the fruits of the Spirit, (Gal 5:22) all of which function as laws within the Law of the Spirit of Life found in Romans 8:1-2. Is that law at work in us now, setting us free? If so, it will continue to do so in eternity.  THIS is why our demonstrating a proficiency (Christ likeness) here, makes our entrance there possible. Because of my pledge of allegiance to Jesus as Lord, if I lack love, grace, forgiveness, patience, kindness, mercy, compassion, the fruits of the Spirit, then I shall not receive them again from God. He gave them freely to me when I was reconciled to Him through the death of Jesus. All this was just so I could distribute them freely, glorifying Christ and His selfless love. My enacting these laws of Christ was always supposed tobenefit me first with a view of eternity. This is the message of enduring love that Jesus pointed to and said “shall” be preached. Until it is, souls are in jeopardy that are not aware of their eternal life threatening condition. This is why I beg you to forward this message to all you know. Pray that men of great influence will take up this standard with profound enthusiasm and conviction.

As we prepare by practice, we die to self in little things daily. Growing, we die to greater things as time passes. Like a doctor, we become more and more accomplished. We become more and more like Christ. 

Should the day come where we must stand and deliver our relentless witness for Christ, we will be prepared to “love not our lives even unto death.” We will know our Lord waits for us and the many we helped prepare for this worse case scenario.

Those centuries we have spent leading the unsaved to God, thinking that is what this verse told us to do, were not wasted! There are plenty of scriptures telling us to share Jesus. Just not this one. “Go onto all the world and preach the gospel” is spoken by Jesus in Mark 16:15. Is there any doubt He means more than tell them about “Me?” There clearly was more to His message, the Gospel, than “ask me into your heart.” Doing so is only the beginning but we have missed this! I believe this is why Jesus inspired Paul personally. God has used us to bring people to a possibility of salvation as they are reconciled through Jesus and His death. Jesus and Paul are saying there is more.

We must admit we have somehow known that more was required of us than a simple confession inviting Him to save us. Our reconciliation was the beginning. The life of Jesus, what He taught and demonstrated saves us; according to Paul in Romans 5:10. Our obedience to His ways is required according to John 3:36 NASB. “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him. ”

The book Exit Strategy covers all this in-depth and many of the scriptures that will help us help ourselves and others be saved and avoid damnation via the Apostasy.

Where are we in time? “The fourth angel sounded and a third of the sun and a third of the moon and a third of the stars were struck, so that a third of them would be darkened and the day would not shine for a third of it, and the night in the same way. Then I looked and I heard an eagle flying in mid-heaven, saying with a loud voice “Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!” Revelations 8:12-13 NASB.

In Revelations I believe the first three angels are the first and second world wars and the third is the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl Russia (Wormwood). Of course these are speculations even though the third is pretty specific. The world still does not know the ongoing effects of this disaster.

The fourth angel speaks of days and nights being one-third shorter. I think we all have felt like the days have become shorter although the clocks remain steady. Midway in the verse, it refers to an eagle saying “Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth,” warning them.

I believe this is the same warning you find in Exit Strategy. These are God’s Words that will awaken and empower some to survive all to come. Since our government has separated itself from God and many of our citizens are voting against Godly principles, I believe the church in America is the single Eagle that will embrace this calling and warn as well as witness to the nations of the earth. Much of the church around the world will heed and prepare.

This is a distressing message! The time has come. We MUST get past the distress and denial. There is no Egypt for us to go back to.  We are in the current of flowing prophecy. We must embrace our prophesied future and trust in that future of righteousness. Jesus trusted. We too are to be those without spot or blemish, holy and blameless! “We must be willing to die before we die, to live after we have lived!”

I call to you as a guardian. You too can be a guardian of  souls that are in jeopardy. Many worked hard and died to evangelize them. Let us not forsake them now. All who claim to be Christians must be made aware of what God expects of us. Enduring love is our salvation, as Christ showed us from the cross.  It must be preached. We must learn to avoid the pitfalls of our Exit Strategy. The book contains much more help.

Pray for a heart to courageously share this message. Pray, for those who reject this message outright. DO NOT SPEAK OTHERWISE about them! You may be the seed planter or the one who waters from the pulpit. There is prophecy for those who emphatically reject the Spirit who calls to them in love, to love, as they were loved.

Please consider reading all the postings.

Please..spread this to others around the world. Once preached, “then the end will come.”

As one guardian to another, He waits,

Michael

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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End Times: The time has come 5

There were two kinds of sin upon Jesus that day. They added up to an almost insurmountable mountain of soul crushing lethal burden. What happened to all of those sins?”

So how does the sacrificial Lamb of God escape the law of sin and death? He is sin at that point. We all know the story. We should see that there are two goals for the Son of Man, not one. The second one He cannot avoid. It is physical death to satisfy the Law for us. The first goal is to show us the Way to eternal life. So before dying what did He show us?

Jesus as the Son of Man rightfully could have condemned mankind. Right is not always righteous. Had Jesus killed us like we kill others, with Words of His mouth (heart), the Father’s plan for mankind would have collapsed.

Thankfully the plan did not end with Jesus’ intercessory death. It began! We see a critical test taking place. It is not a test of Jesus the Son of God but a test of us as Jesus the Son of Man represents us. Oh the glorious potential we have!

So what did He show us? Nailed to the Cross Jesus says, “Forgive them Father they know not what they do!” He not only forgives, He intercedes! In hindsight we revere this grace from Him. We know it is the beginning of His intercessions for mankind. For centuries we have attached this act to His divine origin, separating it from his (and our) earthly limiting existence. The divine in origin was always intended to be spiritually applied but can not apply in agreement with carnality. The Son of Man, obediently applied this grace even while suffering! Dying first to His human rights, the Word of God that He taught us then applied to Him because He was a real human. He is proving to us our potential, our likeness to Him first here and then as eternal brothers and sisters. As it was to Him, it is our deliverance, our key to the narrow gate of eternity!

Jesus has endured unbelievable pain and maybe worse, rejection. What do you do when you are rejected? What do you do when you feel ripped off by someone, insulted to your face by someone, physically accosted by someone, or someone threatens your security on purpose? At the heart of it all is rejection. I have learned that instinctively, rejection rejects. In relational conflicts most are experiencing rejection or actions masked as rejection. Often we push back. The enemy knows this. This will never happen in heaven! We cannot smuggle this reactionary response into heaven. We must empty ourselves of this carnality.

I absolutely believe when Jesus forgave us of everything, all the sins He bore for mankind vaporized! As He forgave He was forgiven. Matthew 6:14-15 (NASB) The death Christ first died, superseded the death He died physically. His dying to self by compassionately forgiving the sins perpetrated against Him protected Him! His grace set us free to potentially be saved because He did not retain our sins against Him.

Nothing was left (in Jesus’ heart) for the devil to point to. Nothing was left for the Word of God to judge! If we forgive, if we forgive all others FROM OUR HEARTS, there is nothing for the Word of God to judge except to find us without spot of blemish, holy and blameless! If we pursue peace with all men, it sets us apart, we will see God! (Hebrews 12:14) Once reconciled to God, (Romans 5:10) our personal sins going forward are covered by the Christ like forgiveness we grant others. Resurrection life was His reward. It will be ours also if we exercise the same discipline Jesus did.

“We must die before we die, to live after we have lived.” jme

Once, I believe forgiven, Jesus was left for six more hours? He wondered why? Next post we will talk of another example He set for our benefit and what He may have shown God, what He may have forgotten, that delayed His departure.

You are loved and being guarded. Guard others likewise and invite all, as we are leading up to how “We initiate the return of Christ.”

Michael


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End Times: The time has come 4

Review: “What do you mean Mike? Are you calling Jesus a sinner??? NO way!!!! This is the last post I will read man, you are WAY off base.” 

Your reverence for Christ is well placed.” “He has shown us a potential within us that He as the Son of Man was destined to teach and then show the sons of men. That potential will save us!”

Jesus had to become sin and suffer the Passion to show mankind how to use the most important key to the kingdom. We see Jesus the sinless (Hebrews 4:15), who emptied Himself of all that heaven meant to Him in order to be with us and make “all things possible” between us and God. Romans 8:3 says His Father sent Him (Jesus) “in the likeness of sinful flesh.”

God saw potential in us that our sinful flesh hides. God hid His Son in that same flesh, hiding the fullness of Deity for a purpose. Jesus dying to satisfy the Law for us was a legal matter achieved because  the Devil underestimated the power of the Holy Spirit working in a Son of Man. Jesus living was to reveal and unlock our potential, it was the key to our second chance. I said potential. The sons of man, by the Holy Spirit are able also, if they will, to achieve the same reward as Christ!

As the Son of God, Jesus did not have to prove anything. As the Son of Man He came to heal our impaired judgment, to teach and prove the truth to us. These things will save us! Things that can come from within us. How? Is the kingdom of God within us! It is, if His teachings are! If they are then kingdom characteristics will be exhibited generously by us as kingdom citizens, even though we are here for a season.

What do we know about those characteristics?  Ask Jesus. The good news of the kingdom was the core of all He shared. Why was that important? Qualifiers! If this then that. Like the laws of physics, gravity, thermodynamics, if this then that. God throughout the ages and Christ often told us, to get this you must do that, or do not do this or you will get that! These laws require our obedience either way. This is not works. I cannot flap my arms fast enough to fly! There is a law that will work for me. Same here.

To enter the kingdom I must qualify myself through all that Jesus taught. “Whoa Mike that doesn’t sound like good news!” In fact Jesus qualified Himself as the Son of Man, by implementing the laws of the good news of the kingdom, proving His citizenship, gaining resurrected life, AND He proved our potential by achieving it Himself!

How did Jesus do it? What if Jesus died a death, before He gave up His physical life, before commending His Spirit unto the Father? What if one death superseded the other, robbing death of its power over our spirit/soul man? What if the death Jesus chose first functions like the law of lift which can prevail over the law of gravity?

Paul speaks of a conflicting separation between his flesh man and his spirit man in Romans 7 & 8. The Word says our flesh will not inherit the kingdom, concluding that only our soul/spirit man can. Paul speaks of the Law of the Spirit of Life in Romans 8:2. This law defeats or supersedes the law of sin and death, the law of condemnation. However a point we seem to have missed is that Romans 8:2 must be at work in us, setting us free, for Romans 8:1 to apply to us. This Law of the Spirit of Life was functioning in the Lord’s life. What “heading” do we think all of His teachings fell under?

Let’s consider a practical question. Have you ever wondered where all those sins went?

There were two kinds of sin upon Jesus that day. Second came all of mankind’s sins which the Father intended for Him to bear. First, came all the sins we perpetrated upon the Son of Man that day, sins meant to stop God’s plan! We saw false accusations, unjust punishment, false imprisonment, condemnation, rejection, and more. They all added up to an almost insurmountable mountain of soul crushing lethal burden. What happened to all of those sins?

Learn of our potential, gain a heart of accomplishment if pursuing Christ likeness means anything to you.  Survive the lawlessness that is here and the escalating Godlessness that is represented by the red skies these mornings.

The time has come, guard others as you are guarded, receive the Word hidden for such a time as this. Awake! Embrace your distress. It holds a discipline that rescues you and others you will lead.

“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.”

Daniel 12:3

Serving Him as I serve you beloved,

Michael

Please alert others around the world, He waits.

“Acts 3:20-21 (NASB77)
“… 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. “   (Review this in Acts for further understanding.)

What Christ actually spoke must be restored to our absolute commitment. That which He spoke about our involvement in His return must now come to light, even though it invites darkness. Fear not oh righteous ones, the darkness is no more than the dimming of the theater lights, a prelude to Christ’s triumphant entrance and an utterly victorious  scene foretold for centuries!

 

 


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End Times: The time has come 3

John said this in “John 3:36 (NKJV, NASB) “36 He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

Paul said this in Roman’s 1:5 speaking of Jesus. “Through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles, for His name’s sake…”

Compare both above to this verse from Romans 5:10 (NKJV, NASB) “10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. “

Paul is pointing to a two-fold experience with Jesus and Father God just like John was.  Paul is saying our being “saved” as we have called it, is actually our “reconciliation” to God by the Lord’s sacrificial death. Paul continues by saying we will actually be saved (future tense) by “His life.” Christ’s “life” is what we know of Him. Paul means we are to be saved at a future point by our implementation from now until then; by the Father’s teachings through Jesus, by our living out the Lord’s responses to how He was treated especially just before and from the cross. This is the “life” of Jesus. It is to be ours also.

This two-fold idea shakes our foundations but they need to be shaken. These scriptures have always been there. Any assumption on our part that our salvation is already a done deal leaves us unprepared to resist the very troubling and distracting events we are already seeing. The lawlessness to come will become far worse. We know our love toward others is already growing cooler as we watch the evening news, wondering “What the heck is going on?” We are angry over the state of our nation. Again it all is a scheme of the Devil, a deadly offense meant to cause us to poison ourselves. Unforgiveness is like drinking poison, and expecting someone else to die!

Jesus told us what is going on. He warned us not to be troubled by it. “But Lord!”

He who is forewarned is forearmed. Armed with what? What was Jesus armed with?

The Love of God was sent into this world not to sustain this lost and dying world but to maintain the eternal life of the souls that would grasp love’s eternal life saving power, sustaining THEM as long as necessary. While training us to maintain, God is also preparing us for entrance into eternity and the kingdom of His beloved Son. Jesus did not simply pay a price and that was it.

Oh God let us see the most positive focal-point of the event was Christ’s last act. He emptied Himself by forgiving, by interceding for us. We must also do as Jesus did, to enter the kingdom. We must rid ourselves of anything that is of this world. What things? Those spiritually paralyzing things which we know will not be in heaven.  What a key to the kingdom. If we know anger, bitterness and unforgiveness will not be there, we know…it must not be in us, in our heart, in our soul and spirit!

We look at Jesus and revere Him. Jesus was trying to show us the kingdom!  He came preaching the gospel of the kingdom. Dying, literally or dying to self centered self, at face value is not good news unless it leads to something far better.  Wars have been fought and men have died to protect something they considered far greater than themselves. Jesus was no different. His life and death for us made possible our entrance into the kingdom. He taught us then died to this world but didn’t really die because He implimented the Words of eternal life. We are to learn this and then die daily to this life and maybe also die literally, but like Him, never die.  His life examples, The Way,  makes that eternal life possibility a reality for us if we embrace The Way obediently. Obedience is a distressful reality. We all know that obedience has been difficult.

Paul is saying our salvation is not achieved just because Jesus died. He is saying we are freely “reconciled” when we believe Jesus died for us and we ask Him to be Lord over our lives. Paul then says there is more to it. Whoa Mike, Jesus plus what? Dear friend Paul is saying Jesus plus Jesus.

Assuming you have asked Him to be Lord at all, many have long believed that was our part of the deal, because, Jesus did everything. Look, Jesus did what we could not do so we could do what He said to do. “You are my friends if you do what I command you.”  John 15:14  Jesus has this expectation of us, and He and the Father are one!

The eternal question then is this. Have we obediently (John 3:36) let Him be Lord? “Mike this is very discouraging. God knows we all struggle (and fail) to do that.” Yes He does and praise God He has made provision. WE however must grasp the Spirit of that provision and implement it obediently.

We made a pledge that if God would forgive us through Jesus, that we would gratefully make Him Lord of our lives.  To dispel the “works” question, God freely forgives us, cleanses, and receives us with a view toward our future entrance. God however fully expects us to keep our word to Him. He keeps His Word to us.  God knows and shared through Jesus what is required to prepare us for eternal life.  “Well Mike, we sin in word thought and deed daily. How can we maintain our relationship with God?” Dear friend, we are looking at our failures. We must look at the Lord’s success. The Father has made a Way where there was no Way. We do it the way Jesus the Son of Man did it!

“What do you mean Mike? Are you calling Jesus a sinner??? NO way!!!! This is the last post I will read man, you are WAY off base.”  Your reverence for Christ is well placed. Let your appreciation for Him rise to another level in the next post. Jesus (legally) became sin for our sake and yet rose from the dead gloriously. He has shown us a potential within us that He as the Son of Man was destined to show the sons of men. That potential will save us! We however must impliment it.

You are loved and being guarded in Jesus name, for the time has come.

Michael

 

 

 

 


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End Times: The time has come 2 Do I really believe?

Do I really believe? What does “believe” mean? (Continued from “End Times: The time has come. The Storm is coming.”

In John 3:36 NASB and NKJV, it says, “If you believe on the Lord you have eternal life, if you do not obey the Son you do not have life but the wrath of God rests upon you!”

Holy cow you say! ” In the KJV the first part is the same. The second part says, ” if you do not “believe” the Son you do not have life and the wrath of God rests upon you.” “I believe in Him and I believe Him too.”

Right. My point exactly. We have seen the same word, been taught the same word but in the original text the word “believe” is two different words. (John 3:36 KJV, but NASB and NKJV [are different.]

The first “believe” is “Pisteuo” which means to entrust. (Strong’s G4100If I give my life savings to a financial counselor, I am saying, I trust You and will literally follow your counsel, risking all that is precious to me. This is why we gain eternal life. Our Way to eternity is determined by our Counselor and we agree to submit to Him.

The second “believe” in the KJV is the word “apeitheo.” (Strong’s G544) This word gives us the word apathetic. In the Greek it means to be disobedient or to disobey, unbelieving, obey not, believe not).

John is pointing to a discipline that has been cast aside as some sort of works. Not so. Obedience does not purchase anything, it maintains what you have. It maintains your reconciled relationship with God. More on that soon.

Remember the rebellion in heaven? Lucifer and 1/3 of the angels were cast down to the earth. Do you think there will ever be a rebellion in heaven again? Why would God populate His Son’s kingdom with a rebellious lot? Right…He wouldn’t.

The church is about to be awakened to the discipline of obedience. The Word says Jesus, yes that’s Jesus the Son of God, the Son of Man, “learned obedience by things that He suffered.”

The child of God obeys the Father and the things taught by Jesus, in His name. This is a maturing process that takes time but must eventually be “fruitful” or be demonstrated. This obedience proved the Lord’s submissive will to the Father and the Father’s plan to us. Jesus saw past now into the future and the joy set before Him. WE are that joy. Why us? Because He knows we will come to know  Him and we too will learn discipline by the things which we suffer. Oh great Mike what an uplifting message.  I am sure Jesus felt the same way in the Garden.

“Obey” is almost a bad word in church. Just remember, bad will be called good. The time has come for us to embrace what looks like bad and realize it is on the path to heaven. We must start to obey the Lord’s teachings now in order to have mastered them in the coming time of distress. As we daily pick up our cross, faithfully dying to self, we are willing ourselves unto Christ. To others we will remind them of Christ. There is a time coming when that act will save us. Jesus has spoken it.

So, when Jesus took that cross in our place, what was that to us? “It is eternal life! We are forgiven. It is salvation! We are saved forever!” Not quite according to John. Our first confession/submission to Christ does accomplish all that by God’s grace. It is all true because God is faithful to keep His end of the deal. John then implies there is a second half to the “deal.” He says our obedience is necessary or we “have no life but the wrath of God rests upon us.”

This is why “believing in Jesus” is not salvation. Entrusting ourselves obediently to His instructions, that, is our salvation. Our English vernacular for “believe” fails to express the critical factor of obedience. It is not works. It is obedience. It is a required discipline in heaven, to be demonstrated by us right here. Yes, right here! If Jesus had to demonstrate obedience, how can we not know it is required of us as His brothers and sisters? We have not been taught might be one reason we do not know.

Think about this. No doctrine intended here. Once Jesus came to earth, took upon Himself sinful flesh, even though He did not sin, is it possible even His “Son of Man” side had to be tested for absolute obedience? After all, the “Son of Man” was going back to heaven in a different form than when He left. He is coming back here to rule and reign for a thousand years! I am not saying His divinity had to be tested. The Word does say as a Son He learned obedience. I think He learned it so He as King of Kings could say to us in eternity, or even now, I’ve been there and done that, I understand.” This is a king we can honor. His judgment will be just because of this.  He does not ask us to do anything He has not done or endured.

Did you not think there is a reason we are restricted to this earth?  Those who enter into eternity will be wearing the red badge of self-denial, self-crucifixion, maybe even the bloody badge of a glorifying Christ like death. Can you imagine the look in the Lord’s eyes as He receives you, knowing you died as He died, even interceding for those who killed us, NO, who helped us “accomplish our departure.”  (See Mark: The Mount of Transfiguration)

Next time we address Paul’s confirmation of John’s verse. Be prepared for an understanding that will shake your foundations. Just remember, I come to you in the spirit of Daniel 12. The message is distressing but it rescues those written in the book. Why do they need rescuing?

You are deeply loved,

Michael


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End times: The time has come. The Storm is coming.

What shall we say then, the Word of God is not true? The skies are red these mornings. Do we not know what that represents? Jesus, the Messiah, stood right in front of them and they knew Him not.

Is the church ready for The Storm that is approaching? Yes, I am saying The Storm because God prophesied it,  so in essense He is the Storm and it is a sure thing. Mankind’s whole experience has been about God receiving a family of faithful, obedient, loved ones that are immersed in His Son’s likeness. The Storm will prove Whose we are. Trials, testings, obedience versus disobedience, will do that. The Son of God, God in the flesh, learned obedience by the things that He suffered. (Hebrews 5:8 KJV) That being the case, where do we stand, what course is the church on? Is obedience, a condition of salvation? (John 3:36 NASB) Yes it is! Is it being taught as such in church? No in most it is not! What course are we on personally? Will we obediently endure to the end, whenever our personal end is? How do we do that? Without knowing the truth, some will not! Jesus warned us so we might endure and then showed us, by obeying the Word of God Himself! His enduring intercessory love was example and proof to us.

Can we do anything to stop The Storm? We might as well ask, did Jesus have to go to the Garden of Gethsemane? Is there any higher standard of obedience than what Jesus showed us? Are we willing to surrender to God’s will? Can we see a likeness to Christ, God’s intention toward us,  that sets us apart forever? Shall we sleep for a thousand years or through our faithful stand for Christ, shall we rule an reign with Him for a thousand years?

Revelation 20:4-5 (KJV)
4  And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5  But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 

We know the anguish Jesus went through and Whose will He submitted to. God’s will encompassed far more than the sacrificial death of His Son for us. God’s will was for us to see the keys to the kingdom of heaven in action and grasp them with our hearts. We saw obedience  and a love that endured so much. God wants us to honor His Son by our own obedience to His teachings and example. Christ’s reward will be our reward, guaranteed!

Jesus was The Way, The Truth, and The Life. He not only taught the details of those points but He lived them. He was the object lesson we would grasp, to understand and survive the climactic and tumultuous end of this world as we know it. Only by practice now will we succeed then!

“When” the Rapture is to occur is not important. God wants us ready to go. If there is room for debate (about when we go) let us err on the side of caution and wisdom and “be prepared” now.  This will protect us no matter when we go.  

A prophecy Jesus spoke is yet to be fulfilled. Out of respect for servants everywhere who truly have sought God and inspiration, we have evidently not been allowed to see it! Maybe we could “not bear it” until now. Now circumstances prompt our searching for answers and peace, the peace that comes with understanding. What has been written by God, what we have studied for centuries is coming back to us expanded, revised by God. Now it will have its proper influence.

These are instructions to be revealed in the end times according to Daniel 12. They will rescue those written in the “book” by awakening them to the means of their rescue. Some will receive it, some will not.

Many truly great preachers say Jesus could come at any minute. Maybe He could but I have seen in His Word something that clearly must happen first, around the world. From God’s point of view, therefore by necessity, it redirects the ship of the church so she can safely enter the harbor of eternity. What is that preparation, that change of heading, that revelation of God’s imperitive priority?

On a trip from New York to London the course is pretty direct until the ship approaches the coast of London. We still have the same destination but to arrive safely we must turn the ship to a different heading. This is a call we can not avoid. Traditional doctrines or accepted views, once useful, must now give way to the necessary priorities that God is pointing to. There are shoals outside the harbor. Safe entrance requires our obedience.

True belief results in obedience.

John 3:36 (NASB, NKJV)  “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”  

Even this scripture above has been misunderstood by translation. Note the New King James Translation is quoted. What you just read is the correct translation of the Greek words and calls to everyone who has asked Jesus to be Lord, entrusting Him with our eternal lives, to make Him Lord by our obedience. Jesus did not give us eternal life. He made eternal life possible, to all those who believe. So, what does “believe” mean?

We will discuss it next time. You will be shocked that we have not known this until now.

Invite your friends around the world. I am coming to you in the spirit of Daniel 12.

You are loved,   Michael

The book (see first blog) “Exit Strategy We initiate the return of Christ” is available in e-book form. Printed versions are forthcoming.  

 

 


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Exit Strategy We initiate the Return of Christ! The Book

“We initiate the Return of Christ!”

Salvation through Jesus is NOT the Good News Jesus was talking about in Matthew 24. He was speaking about the end NOT the beginning of our lives in Him. He spoke what amounts to an unfulfilled prophesy! This must be fulfilled before the end begins so Jesus can return. Sharing Jesus as Savior is NOT what He was talking about! That which saves us is what He was speaking of. He and the Father have been patiently waiting for us no less. He said THEN the end shall come.

This is not about fast food. We do not instantantly trigger the trumpet of God and Jesus shows up. God has opened the scriptures that prove WE initiate Christ’s return and how we do so. Like Jesus in the garden, we trigger the hour of darkness, then Jesus comes. Matthew 24 is not about getting saved it is about staying saved! Many can be spared from the Apostasy by this understanding but not all will. 

We must be secure and 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 it. Read about His Exit Strategy. Jesus is speaking to all of us!

 The Apostasy, is the falling away of believers. Are you a believer? Why is believing not enough? Jesus, John, and Paul tell us. Several misunderstood verses would have cost “many” believer’s their eternal life…until now. If we do not accept God’s help, it will be our fault not His. The Word will judge us.

Does God, through Christ, make an investment and not expect a return? Do we know the 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 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!

Finally the church will understand the part Jesus says we must play in our own salvation and the world-wide rescue of some “believers.” Some unbelievers will come in also; some only after they  kill us! Of course those who are followers, informed and tenaciously implimenting God’s Way will never die! We must let go of preserving our flesh. Flesh and blood will not inherit the kingdom. (1Corinthians 15:50 KJV) Jesus sacrificed His flesh and preserved His Spirit Man. 

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.  The time has come. Which path will we choose? Do we know there is a choice and we must choose? Our physical lives are not necessarily safe, but our eternal safety is in Him; in all that we saw and heard from Him! These are the keys to the kingdom. Why would He give us keys if they are not required?

Be encouraged, prophesying of the end times, God spoke by the Holy Spirit through Daniel, “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)

In Exit Strategy you will gain the insight, you will be reading in Spirit the message prophesied from Daniel 12 which God ordered withheld until now! These things ARE distressing as we face the sure Word of prophecy Daniel spoke. Why would that be except something different is presented which we must obediently adhere to in maintaing our eternal relationship with God. As he said, (I paraphrase) many who sleep in the dust (of life, see Matthew Henry commentary which confirms) shall awake, some to everlasting life …some to everlasting contempt.”

There is an awakening we have believed would come. The change called for from the scriptures, from our traditional thinking is so significant, you will believe and know, this is it! 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. The scriptures are there and in context. 

You are called of God to share this rescuing message. Email it everywhere. Share it with your pastor. The blood moons are signs pointing to the urgency of this message. WE ARE the Feast of Trumphets to God Himself, as we signal our readiness for all that is coming. Knowing this keeps us from perishing. God has waited until we would accept this, desiring that none should perish! 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 being 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. “

Some will say, “Who is this man that we should listen to him?” Who were you before God got ahold of you? I am a mouthpiece for God and an unworthy one at that. Caution. Measure the message, not the man. Measure that which came from the Father’s mouth or did you judge the Pharicies and find yourself judging the Fathers Words? 

Former achievements speak well of any man. Sudden inspiration can only point to God and is quickly acknowledged by those honest. Notoriety doesn’t always come even after God’s touch; as many a Godly man will testify. God is saying, “NOW HEAR THIS…” Reconciled souls are in danger. The commands of Christ have not been implimented. Their eternal life is in jeopardy. It is now the time for, it is “the period of  restoration of all things.” They can still return to the things Christ came to give as you place importance upon them. The keys are there for all of us to impliment, not just the ignorant. Do we lack knowledge! Are we trapped and do not know it? God is trying to deliver as many as possible of us out of the snare of the trapper.

If God spends the true follower in order to help others then GLORY BE TO GOD, or is it too distressing, will we run for our lives from His Will, from what we claim to believe? SOME WILL.  Will you?

Beloved should it come, our fellowship in Christ’s sufferings will be eternally worth it!  His will be done! THAT is all that matters. This was Christ’s salvation. It is ours also!

Acts 3:19-21 (NASB77)
19  ” 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.”

Doctrines, oral laws, denominational differences, many will fall to the wayside in light of His clarity, His grace, and the singleness of mind we are being called to. This and the peace it will provide will become our paramount goal as followers.

There are many facets spoken of in Exit Strategy. They are meant to reach as many as possible. We all do not object to the same things or believe the same things. God is simplifying salvation one last time. First came the law, then Jesus simplified the law, now God is pointing to the simplest level and yet the most powerful and encompassing Way that will free many and save any who have the courage and inspiration to impliment it for what it is. It is His “Exit Strategy.”

Read what to do  in “Exit Strategy, we intiate the return of Christ, ” then share it with anyone you can.