Revelations 13

And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

He said he saw him rise from the sea. Which signifies his rise from the mass of people.
He is the embodiment of all past kingdoms!
He will be the combination of all past emperors.
He will possess the qualities of all past emperors.
He will be a true monster in every sense of the word. Little wonder he is called a beast!

Now notice that to this monstrous entity of a man, Satan, that is the dragon gives his power!
To this man, the Anti-Christ, Satan will give his seat! Wow!
And then Satan will give him great authority.
This man will be the most evil and dangerous person to ever live!
He will be a kind of Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Nebuchadnezzar, Pharaoh, Alexander the great, and several vile emperors put together in one!

He will be the most wicked, most vicious, the vilest, the most heartless and most evil person to ever walk this earth.
He will be evil personified!
And he will have all the authority and powers of Hell at his disposal!
His greatest pleasure will be the suffering and torment of humanity.

The only way to avoid this evil entity is to be in Christ.
By the time, he comes on the scene, the church would have been raptured or caught up to Heaven.
He will have free and unrestrained reign of terror on earth!
It will be literal Hell on earth!
Jesus is the only way out of this.
Please preach the gospel to people around you.

To the ends of the earth!
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings!

Caught Up

1 Thessalonians 4

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

The second coming of the Lord, which is theologically known as the second advent, will take place in two stages.

In this chapter, Paul is talking about the first stage. In this first stage, our Blessed Lord does not come all the way to the earth, but rather is suspended in the heavens. And there He stands in the heavens. We are not sure if He will be visible to all at this time. But surely, He will be visible to all Believers.

This first stage is popularly called the rapture. The word “rapture” entered the church vocabulary through Saint Jerome’s Latin Vulgate translation of the bible. Jerome translated the Greek Word “Harpazo” as “rapere ”, meaning rapture. The king James bible translated it as “caught up.”

Before our Blessed Lord, ascended into heaven, He promised to come back and take us to be with Him. That promise will be fulfilled on the day of rapture.
Paul says on that day, “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:”
Notice there will be three things on that day: the shout, the voice of the archangel, and the trump of God.
Many have wondered if these three “sounds” will be audible to all of humanity.
We can only speculate here!
Some have speculated they will be audible only to the Believers in Christ since it is their summons.
This Writer thinks the “sounds” will be audible to all, just like in the book of John when the Father spoke out of heaven when some Greeks wanted to see Jesus. Every one heard the sound but only Jesus understood it. John 12:29 “The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.

This Writer speculates that all of humanity will hear these “sounds” but only Believers will understand them as their summons to be with their Lord forever.
Notice also the order of the rapture or the sequence of our catching away. When these “sounds” are heard, first, the dead in Christ shall rise. That means the saints that have gone on and slept in the Lord will rise from the dead, wearing their promised NEW BODIES, just like our Blessed Lord Jesus has. Their bodies will be exactly the type our Blessed Lord received when He rose from the dead. When these “sounds” come the saints will rise from the dead, wearing their new bodies.

The second thing that will happen is that after the resurrection of the saints, then those of us that are alive and remain shall be changed physically and then caught up to meet the Lord in the air. Those that will be alive then shall be changed physically first and be given brand new bodies just as the Lord has. This is why John said, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him. He was talking about being like Him Physically. 1John_3:2 “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”
This is the blessed hope of the Believer.

Jesus is coming back for us. We must always lookout for Him.
His coming is closer than we think.
Notice that Paul says to comfort one another with this. He didn’t say to scare one another with it.
If you are reading this, and you have not received Jesus into your heart, now is the time to welcome Him into your life.
For after this rapture, the Son of perdition, the AntiChrist will be revealed and he will do great wickedness in the lives of most that are left behind.
Now is the time!

If you already know the Master, preach Him to others.
We have little time left.
Maranatha! Come Blessed Lord Jesus!

To the ends of the earth!
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings!

How God Will Judge All

Romans 2

“In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.”

SOME THINGS THAT PAUL SAYS ARE VERY AUDACIOUS! He just has some nerve to make certain claims! But we know that “ALL scripture was given by the inspiration of God and is profitable…”
And we know that the scripture was written by “Holy men of God as they were moved (born along) by the Holy Ghost”

Our text today was actually written by the inspiration of God. The Holy spirit inspired Paul to write it.

Many people wonder how God will judge men on the last day. Others are wondering God’s means of salvation.

You must understand that men are not saved by keeping the ten commandments as much as that is commendable. Men are not saved by reason of living out the sermon on the mount.
Paul makes bold to say that God will judge men by Jesus Christ, but it will be according to his gospel. He is saying that God will judge the secretes of men, and the Person God has appointed to do it is Jesus Christ; and the standard Jesus will use will be what Paul preached!
Wao! What an audacious claim!

God’s means of salvation is as Paul has laid it down. God’s means of righteousness is as Paul has laid it down.
To Paul and Paul alone is committed this dispensation of grace. Paul is the dispenser of this dispensation! He was a chosen vessel! It really had nothing to do with him. It was all the grace of God.It only follows that Jesus will judge men based on what Paul had said.

No man can neglect the teachings of Paul and be born again.
Paul said “for the heart man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:10
We then ask, what does a man need to believe to be righteous and what does he need to confess to be saved? Paul tells us these things, he lays them out thoroughly like a master builder: “because if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord, and shalt believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved:” Romans 10:9

Paul said to Timothy, “Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel:” 2 Tim 2:8
Salvation only comes from the Jesus that Paul preached!
The Jesus that Paul preached, is the Jesus that gave His life a ransom for all, and was raised again for our Justification!

Paul’s gospel is a gospel of grace!
Paul’s gospel is the standard that will be used to judge all men!
If you have received that gospel, send it to others!

To the ends of the earth!
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings!