Title: JESUS: OUR COMFORT AND HOPE DURING THESE DARK TIMES
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Today, we shall show you how to achieve such Joy
in the midst of such coming trouble.
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NEWS BRIEF: "Arab Leaders Warn American Attack On Iraq Would Open The Gates of Hell", BBC News, 9/6/02.
NEWS BRIEF: "Jesuits Agree to Pay Multi-Million Dollar Settlement in Sex Abuse Case of Mentally Retarded Men", A.P. Breaking News, 9/6/02.
NEWS BRIEF: "Strong Earthquake Rocks Sicily, Buildings Damaged", AP Breaking News, 9/6/02.;
NEWS BRIEF: "Closing Arguments Begin in Father-Killing Trial", Fox News, 9/5/02.
NEWS BRIEF: "Student fights to wear Wiccan Necklace", Houston Chronicle, 9/5/02.
NEWS BRIEF: "U.S. Buildup Estimated At 100,000 Troops, 1,000 Military Planners", WorldTribune.com, 9/4/02.
NEWS BRIEF: "War summit For Bush and Blair", TimesOnLine, 9/5/02.
NEWS BRIEF: "Harvard Professor Argues For 'Abolishing' White Race", The Washington Times, 9/4/02.
Headlines like these scream at us every single days, prompting many Christians to moan and groan under the moral weight of all the abominations being committed in our midst, and yearning to be Raptured out of it all. Even the Apostle Paul yearned to be set free from this terrible world so he could be in the midst of our Lord in Paradise, so we should not feel too badly when we experience the same feelings.
However, we cannot allow these genuine feelings to dominate us and ruin us. We can, and we must, use Holy Spirit power and the knowledge of God's wonderful promises to rise above the din and the decay of our current society, hurtling towards the appearance, and the acceptance, of Antichrist.
Today, we want to show you something very important and even more precious. We are going to show you how you can possess the "Peace that passes all understanding through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, even in the midst of this unparalleled trouble, danger, and heartache. Please get your Bibles so you can follow along.
We have been attempting to inform and prepare you for the occultic New World Order. In the process, many of you have been able to see an America which you had no idea existed; however, God knows, and He see this deplorable condition daily, and is profoundly angered. Of course, we know that God's anger over sin, especially willful sin committed by the individual or nation which has experienced the greatest spiritual light, leads directly to judgment. As one Christian leader has so succinctly stated the matter, "If God does not judge America He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gormorrha on Judgment Day".
Your letters and comments have shown us that many of you have been able to take the concepts and principles which we have shared on this program and apply them in your lives, protecting your soul, as well as the souls of your precious children, from the clutches of Satan. We have also seen people react to our message with an increased desire for Holiness Living, which leads to an increased excitement for Jesus Christ. These, also, are specific goals of this ministry.
However, we are concerned that we have shared so many negative aspects concerning America that some of you may think that we live lives which are negative, lives which are devoid of the Joy of the Christian walk. Today, we will share with you our fundamental Joy which we possess because we are being sustained and powered by the Holy Spirit.
Let us begin with a reality check as to where we seem to be in world history. In Matthew 24, Jesus gives us many signs for which to look to determine whether we are living in the Last Days' of Time; In verse 34, Jesus said that, when all these signs are occurring simultaneously throughout the world, we would know that His Second Coming is very near. Today, we are at such a great point in world history, as these Matthew 24 events are occurring simultaneously. Then we must consider the Satanic side of the present equation. Demonic guiding spirits are telling the leaders of the New World Order that the time has come for the world to finally enter the New Age of Peace and Safety, the New World Order.
All this information brings us to the profound writings of the Preacher of Ecclesiastes, chapter 3, verse 2:
"To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted...a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance..a time for war and a time for peace..."
What is the historical and spiritual time today?
I believe it is time for us to soberly prepare for Jesus' Second Coming and for the Rapture of the Church. It is time for every believer to ruthlessly purge our hearts before God, honestly acknowledging those things which are displeasing to Him, asking for forgiveness through Jesus' Blood, and making restitution where needed. Then it is time for born-again believers to pray for the unsaved of this world, and bring a strong witness to them so they might be saved.
However, once we have accomplished this in our lives, it is time for us to relax in God's provisions and promises. If we take this attitude, we then will realize tremendous love and soul-peace. Let us review some of these wonderful promises of God to us.
1. Psalm 118:8 God states, "It is better to trust and take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in man." This Scripture is literally the theme of the entire Bible. It speaks of God's absolute sovereignty over the lives and the affairs of this world. The Apostle Peter states the same Truth of 1 Peter 5:7, "Casting the whole of your care, all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all on Him, for He cares for you affectionately, and cares about you watchfully."
What tremendously comforting Truth!! Since God controls the leaders of the nations and since He is absolutely sovereign, we can throw all our anxieties and cares into His hands; literally, we can get rid of our burdens by letting God take possession of them. What wonderful psychology this is; what a wonderful release of tension and stress.
But, God continues to talk about His desire and ability to take care of His saints. In Matthew 6:24-34, Jesus tells us to "seek first of all His kingdom and His righteousness, and then all these [physical] needs will be given..besides." God states in Hebrews 13:5b-6, "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me." In this verse, God clearly states that He will never, never, never leave us without support, or relax His hold on us. We need not worry about how we will live, eat, and take care of the necessities of life; God will see to it that we have all these things.
The writer to the Hebrews concludes, in verse 6, "The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me? Indeed, what can man do to us? As I see it, man can do only several few things:
1. Man can persecute us. But we should not fear this, because such persecution will provide us two distinct blessings which otherwise might not come to us. First, when we are persecuted, we are matured in a special way. James states, in chapter 1, verses 2-4, "Consider it wholly joyful my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort...Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be a people perfectly and fully developed.. lacking in nothing...Blessed...is the man who is patient under trial and stands up under temptation, for when he has stood the test and been approved, he will receive the victor's crown of life which God has promised to those who love Him".
Persecution delivers to the trusting and faithful believer such special and great rewards that we should thank God that we have been counted worthy to suffer for Him.
2. Man can throw us into prison. Again, a believer can only be rewarded when he is imprisoned unjustly. Many, many believers throughout the ages since Jesus Christ have been thrown into prison because of their faith. But, they not only persevered, they prospered spiritually. Many people have been reached for the Gospel within prison walls, because of the witness which the Christian inmate was able to provide. Also, Paul reported the phenomenon that his imprisonment was actively strengthened the believers on the outside.
3. Man can kill our physical bodies. Jesus told us not to be afraid of those who threaten us with physical death, "...do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom you should fear: fear Him, who, after killing, has power to hurl into hell..." The physical martyrdom of the saints of God has always been the catalyst for church growth. God literally turns the evil which wicked men do to the Christian saints into the highest good, namely, heavenly rewards for their faithfulness. Immediately upon death, the Christian saint passes into Paradise, to be comforted in the bosom of Jesus Christ.
So, if Christians do not fear persecution, prison, or physical death, we have no reason not to be relaxed and happy in our secure trust in Jesus Christ. We can literally enjoy each day which God has given us. We can literally face the impending judgments to come upon the entire world with personal joy and happiness. Once I arrived at the point where I accepted these judgments as part of God's Will I felt a unique infilling of the Holy Spirit which has continued every day. I enjoy that daily sweet communion with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As I look at the events unfolding before my eyes, I am joyful in the reality that the Rapture of the Church is so very, very close. Very soon, I will behold the sweet face of my Lord and Savior, face to face. I am saddened by the enormous sin all around me, and I grieve for those precious souls who are rejecting Jesus Christ, especially those unsaved loved ones, but I am personally comforted by the unshakable faith that my name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life. I can say with Job, "...though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him..." (13:15).
Literally, the New World Order is the Great Tribulation a period of unprecedented turmoil, wars, famines, and God's final judgment. Since we are so close to these events, we can see the beginnings of these prophecies. But, God has some very specific things to say about His provision for His saints in times of judgment:
"He will rescue you in six troubles; in seven nothing that is evil for you will touch you. In famine He will redeem you from death, and in war from the power of the sword...neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes. At destruction and famine you shall laugh." (Job 5:19-22)
"The Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him...and each of them He delivers..the eyes of the Lord are toward the [uncompromisingly] righteous and His ears are open to their cry...When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their distress and troubles." (Psalm 34:7-17)
Isaiah 44:8, "Fear not, nor be afraid [in the coming violent upheavals]..." God gave this assurance to the prophet Isaiah just before God's judgment began to pour down upon Israel.
Therefore, since we know all these things, we are to be active in the service of Jesus Christ. Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:4, that "...the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds." Make no mistake about this fact, that the daily warfare in which we are engaged is spiritual. We need God's spiritual weapons, every second of every day. What are these spiritual weapons? Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:10, "In conclusion, be strong in the Lord...Put on God's whole armor that you may be able to stand up against all the strategies and deceits of the devil...therefore, put on God's complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and having done all the crisis demands, to stand firmly in your place."
In other words, after diligent training to possess and use God's spiritual weaponry, we are to stand our ground and fight; no Christian is to turn tail and run whenever he sees and hears the battle coming upon him.
Then, Paul tells us what God's spiritual weaponry is:
* Belt of Truth
* Breastplate of God's imputed integrity
* Shoes of the Gospel of Peace
* A shield of Saving Faith
* Helmet of the assurance of eternal salvation
* The sword of the Word of God
* Prayer, daily, constant prayer
Paul concludes, in verse 18b, "...keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance..." Be alert, and be forewarned. As we share with you now some more New World Order news, we do so in this spirit, so you can be alert in the full knowledge of the enemy in these last days of deceit and unlimited wickedness. But, be joyful, and look up, for your Redeemer is drawing nigh.
Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but have been very lukewarm in your spiritual walk with Him, you need to immediately ask Him for forgiveness and for renewal. He will instantly forgive you, and fill your heart with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Then, you need to begin a daily walk of prayer and personal Bible Study.
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as Savior, but have come to realize His reality and the approaching End of the Age, and want to accept His FREE Gift of Eternal Life, you can also do so now, in the privacy of your home. Once you accept Him as Savior, you are spiritually Born Again, and are as assured of Heaven as if you were already there. Then, you can rest assured that the Kingdom of Antichrist will not touch you spiritually.
If you would like to become Born Again, turn to our Salvation Page now.
We hope you have been blessed by this ministry, which seeks to educate and warn people, so that they can see the coming New World Order -- Kingdom of Antichrist -- in their daily news.
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