End Times Exit Strategy Daniel 12

Return of Christ, Rescuing our own from the Apostasy


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End Times: The Time has come 7

Now we know “enduring love” is the message to be preached around the world, that our prayers will reflect our new-found understanding like a Shofar sounding its specific message. It will tell God we are ready to deal with the darkness after which at a time only He knows, He will send Jesus back.

We will deal with those believers who insist that Jesus did it all and they need nothing further. We can get their attention quickly if we ask them if they have unforgiveness against anyone? Silence will likely be their response unless they are daringly honest. To which you can ask, “Will there be any unforgiveness in heaven?” “Well…no!” will be their answer. This leaves the question, “Do they intend to smuggle it in?”

To this dilemma we should address obedience versus works. This too has been a hindrance to our moving forward in Christ. Jesus said something curious in John 14: 4-6.

“And you know the way where I am going.” Thomas said to Him, Lord we do not know where You are going , how do we know the way?”  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.”

“Through” is Strong’s G1223 “dia” the channel of an act.)  Jesus is saying His Way, Truth and Life act as specific guides into eternity. What Way did He show us, what Truth did He teach us, what Life did we see Him receive after He exercised these guiding factors Himself?  The signal of our favorite TV show comes on a specific channel by a specific signal. You cannot see it otherwise.  Same with Jesus. He has established our channel, our “signal.”  His Way is our only way to enter, to receive eternal life. A river is sometimes referred to as a channel. The banks of the river guides the flow very specifically. If there is a specific signal or river, I must be tuned in or floating in it, to get what or where it wants to take me.  Jesus was referring to the “way” that characterized “where” He was going.

Thomas totally missed it. Jesus is saying do not be troubled you already know the road, the Way. There is no actual road to where Jesus went. The term was figurative, meaning mode or means. Jesus is saying I have taught you the Way of the place I am going to. You are already qualified through Me Thomas if you continue in the channel, the guidance of MY Way’s. They were not only the Words of eternal life, they are the ways of the kingdom where eternal life will be lived! They are the good news of the kingdom. The obedience of faith, will allow you to enter! (Romans 1:5)

To continue requires obedience. Reconciliation was given freely. Obedience is required to have life eternal.  This fact will distress many. We ave heard it said, “Choose life.” To do so choose obedience and employ and deploy the grace sufficient to accomplish your goal, your departure into eternity.

In the early postings #3 I wrote about John 3:36 (NKJV, NASB) “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.”

We also spoke to the using of the word “believe” twice in the KJV of this verse, and the confusion it brought since the Greek words mean something different than what we thought they meant. Check out that post # 3.

There are several scriptures involving obedience. Remember heaven has had one rebellion and there will NOT be another one. We are being tested to see if our impaired judgment (thanks to Adam and Eve) has been healed. This is proven by our obedience. Are our hearts given to Christ and His way, truth and life? In wisdom have we extended our view beyond the petty here and now to the wealth of God’s wisdom and the abundance of a love filled eternity? Without this vision, we perish.

Genesis 49:10 “…and to Him shall be the obedience of the peoples.”

Romans 1:5 ” …we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith…”

Romans 5:19 “…through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.” (Christ was obedient how can we not be subject to the same discipline?)

Romans 6:16 “…as slaves for obedience, …either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?” ( death or life hinge upon obedience)

Romans 15:8 “except what Christ has accomplished through me, resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed.” (Obedience triggers the blessing of Christ)

Romans 16:26 “…according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all nations, leading to obedience of faith.” (God has an expectation that we obey. Why should He not? The Son of Man was able, and He empowered us by our belief in His resurrection achieved by His obedience!)

2 Corinthians 10:6 “…and we are ready to punish disobedience, whenever our obedience is complete.” (Of course Paul is saying, Judge not …)

Philemon 1:21 “Having confidence in your obedience…” (It is key to our success)

Hebrews 5:8 “Thought He was a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which he suffered.”(If Him why not us?)

1 Peter 1:2 ” (we are the) Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: grace…” It takes three things and four actually. “God’s foreknowledge, a relationship with the Holy Spirit, sanctification to the point of obedience, and the blood of Jesus, without which we have nothing.

1Peter 22 “Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,…” (the Truth told us what to do. Obedience, as we saw Him purify Himself, purifies us as He is pure.)

Leviticus 26:27-28 ” Yet in spite of this, you do not obey Me, but act with hostility against Me,..then I will…” (This is the same God who never changes. He is speaking of grace through Jesus in the New Testament so God only has to act if we totally refuse to obey. He is compelled to keep His Word.”)

Matthew 8:27 ” And the men marveled, saying, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?” ( Again, if winds and sea obey, how can we not and why miss the blessing of directing our will towards the Fathers’ will? We have the same Father that Jesus lovingly obeyed. Resurrection life was His reward and that of those who would follow in like obedience.)

These are a few of many scriptures that can not be exempted from guiding our expected behavior. If creation obeys Him are we not also a member of creation? Has He not created us with an advantage over the wind and the sea. They have no will.  They have no choice. We must choose and it is a fearful one should we …

A call to guard our fellow-man is sounding around the world. Guard as you are guarded.

His ways can not be forsaken or we shall be. It will not be His idea. It will be our own doing.

It is His grace that we are being reminded. The distress, we must embrace. It is a sign for us.

Thank you Lord, and to all willing to speak, He waits,

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!