What lays ahead for Jerusalem is a far cry from what many are teaching!
In my writings dealing with the many falsehoods surrounding the pre-trib rapture teaching I have many times pointed out the error of the claim the coming time of tribulation is ALL about God dealing with Israel. It’s the time of Jacob’s trouble! they claim, and: The Church has no part of the events of that time!
And as I have repeatedly shown, a thorough examine of the prophecies dealing with the last days shows that: as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth (Luke 21:35); and that the entire world will be called to repentance in that day – including the Church!
But, to maintain a proper balance and biblical perspective of end-time matters, we must not lose sight of the significant and earth-shattering events that WILL transpire in the middle east (and in Jerusalem in particular) in that day. In the following video brother David Pawson gives a talk that boldly challenges the misconceptions many have about what lays ahead for the nation of Israel. I really admire the way he addresses many topics the weak-hearted and weak-kneed refuse to preach on. Let me know what you think of the message.
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Hello brothers and sisters in Christ. Last week I wrote about the coming purge of Christianity that will precede the Return of our Lord. Here is a great message by David Wilkerson that discusses this process of purification on an individual level.
I have stated many times I feel the greatest preparation one can do for what lies ahead is to get rid of whatever might be keeping you out of God’s favor and his perfect will for your life, and to immerse yourself in his Holy Word. To those who are compromised and defiled with the things of this world the days ahead are going to be a horrible time of purging. Continue reading “The Sifting Process – David Wilkerson”
I don’t know that I could possibly recommend a more insightful and balanced ministry than that of brother Zac Poonen. His teachings on Christian doctrine in general, and the eschatology in particular presented in the following video, are in excellent harmony with the Scriptures.
Why are so many today explaining away certain truths of the Bible that men of God once greatly expounded upon?
by Paul Benson
I want to share a message on 2Thessalonians chapter 2 by David Wilkerson with you. It speaks even louder today that when it was preached. But before I do I want to give you a sense of why I feel this message is so critical to hear right now.
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Mark 1:3
Just as John’s astute message on repentance prepared a straight path for the coming of Christ and his message to the world, so also will a repentance-less gospel make a crooked path in preparation for Antichrist and his. That path is being prepared before our very eyes!
Just as the true gospel that is according to godliness prepares the hearts and minds of those who embrace it to come into communion with ‘our Father who art in Heaven’, in a similar manner the corrupt and perverted gospel going forth in this generation is preparing those who are seduced by it to come under the spell of a not-so-heavenly father: the one from the black abyss! Continue reading “David Wilkerson – The Apostasy Of The Last-Days”
Why is it that the Western Church is so willing to accept wacky alternative renderings of Scripture all the while turning a blind eye to the fact they are so obviously errant? Is this not apostasy in action?
by Paul Benson
(I know I have recently touched upon the issues addressed in this article; but feel led to do so in a more thorough manner. So I ask my readers to please excuse any redundancy. P.B.)
And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Revelation 21:27
Of all the truths critical to the well-being of humanity we can say certainly the most vital center around the love of God for us, and his desire to rescue us from the consequence of sin through faith in his Son and the sacrifice of Calvary. And I hope that divine truth reigns supreme in your consciousness!
And there is definite reason that the Apostle Paul said ‘comfort one another with these words’ in regard to the resurrection of the dead and the future catching away of the believers. The reality of the resurrection unto eternal life is the hope of the believer. And we should all be firmly settled in that hope.
But as a watchman at the wall I feel divinely compelled to consistently raise warning concerning another vein of truth. And that is concerning the danger of people of faith being seduced away from Christ by the lure of deception. That there are those who can with great subtlety twist the truth into a lie. And they can make these lies sound so plausible and reasonable with their ‘great swelling words of vanity’ (2Peter 2:18) that it can corrupt your understanding of God’s ways to the point you lose your grip on the truth.
And this is one area where we had better ‘get it right’! God is a God of Truth. Lies and deceptions are a defilement and an abomination to him! Please read the opening verse again asking the question: What will be the fate of those who turn aside to lies, and defile others with those lies?
Scary business. The path to eternal life is truth. We must not depart from that path!
Is there any correlation between the number 10 and the time of great tribulation? I think maybe we have missed something there!
by Paul Benson
…and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.-Jesus to the Church at Smyrna
Let me start by saying I am not really a big numerology buff. Many Christians are. And some take it to such extremes that they are seeing (and hearing) things I believe are not really there!
When we start searching for ‘revelations’ we desperately want to see, rather than searching for the voice of God to speak what he wants to say to us personally, we are opening doors that might be better left closed. Without the leading of the Holy Spirit we are likely to get distracted, or worse yet out-right deceived. And I actually feel straying too far into numerology can lead to a sin akin to seeking guidance from the stars. (I am speaking of astrology.)
I sometimes get lengthy e-mails so full of numbers, symbols, and disjointed thoughts trying to tie them all together that it is impossible to make heads or tails of what the person is trying to communicate. It sounds like: ‘When you add this to that and divide it by this you get so and so; and when that is compared to this number added to that one, and now related to all these other numbers, you MUST come to this conclusion!’
And I have to sit back and go: ‘Lord, is there anything you are trying to say to me through this jumbled up mess?’ And not very often do I get any ‘quickening’ from those lengthy treatises! Not to offend anyone but I see so many go out into la-la land over numbers and sequences of numbers that it has kind of turned me off to deeper exploration of this topic.
But in this matter, as well as all things, we must be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit. And we should realize that at times God certainly does speak through various numbers in the Bible. I view the number 10 as being one of those prominent numbers. Let’s look at that number in relation to end-time events. Continue reading “Tribulation And The Number 10”
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.-Jesus the Christ
In a comment concerning last weeks guest post ‘The Rapture of the Church is after the Tribulation – by Rob Miller’ brother Roy Peterson brought up the question of the length of the tribulation and the later outpouring of God’s wrath at the Second Coming. Since answering this issue led to many associated thoughts I have put them into this weeks article. Continue reading “How Long Will The Prophesied ‘Time Of Great Tribulation’ Last?”
Should the city of Neom really be named ‘Neo-Bable’? Maybe!
Much has been said recently about the proposed construction of a massive city in the middle-east named Neom. A vast metropolis that will dwarf New York City many times over, and built with AI as its central nervous system, it will also amazingly promote the modernizing of Islamic religion and culture, and the melding of it into a new-age mindset of global unity. Of all the talks I have heard on this issue I would like to refer you to one by Watchman Alexander. Continue reading “The City of Neom (and its role in the fulfillment of end-time prophecy).”
I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass. Isaiah 48:3
Sometimes when the Lord is dealing with me, and speaking his truth more deeply into my spirit, I get a word or phrase stuck in my mind and cannot seem to get away from it. In recent days I seem to be somewhat stuck on the word ‘Suddenly!’.
Although our Creator is a loving God, who has remarkably demonstrated his patience and long-suffering countless times through out history, he is also a God who is quite prone to come on the scene in a sudden and unexpected manner. Continue reading “When ‘Suddenly!’ Comes Calling!”
The Bible teaches us that the last days will be full of signs and wonders both from God as well as from the Devil! Do you know how to tell the difference?
by Paul Benson
And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. Luke 21:11
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders… 2Thessalonians 2:9
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Revelation 16:14
And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. Mark 16:20
The Bible speaks of not only true signs and wonders from God prophesied to transpire in these last days, but also false signs and lying wonders designed to lure us away from the path of righteousness. How in the world are we supposed to sort all this out and make sure we are following the right signs? Is there any sure-fired way to distinguish between the two, and keep from being led astray? I believe there is! Continue reading “Sorting Out The Signs And Wonders Of The Last Days!”