LOVE AND GREETINGS IN OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR CHRIST JESUS.
IN GODS' HOLY WORD WE HAVE GODS'
CALL FOR MORTAL MAN TO COME AND SERVE HIM AND FIND THE WAY TO LIVE FOREVER, AS ONE OF HIS IMMORTAL SAINTS, RULING WITH CHRIST IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD, HERE UPON THIS EARTH.
WHAT A BLESSING IT IS TO BE CALLED OUT OF THIS WORLD, TO BE THE SONS AND
DAUGHTERS OF GOD.
THOSE THAT KNOW THE GOSPEL MESSAGE, WHO KEEP GODS' COMMANDMENTS, THAT LOVE GOD, AND ARE WAITING FOR THE RETURN OF THE LORD JESUS FROM HEAVEN, WE ARE TOLD IN 1 PETER 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
BY THIS CALLING WE HAVE BEEN SET APART BY GOD FOR A SPECIAL WORK THAT WE EACH MUST WILLINGY PERFORM, THAT WE MIGHT FIND FAVOR IN THE SIGHT OF OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.
BY THIS KNOWLEDGE WE HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF KNOWING GOD AND HIS DEAR SON, WITH THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT HE HATH AND WILL BRING TO PASS HERE UPON THIS EARTH.
IN AMOS 3:6-7 WE ARE TOLD When a trumpet sounds in a city, do not the people tremble? When disaster comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it?
Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.
AGAIN IN JOHN 15:15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
WE HAVE THE WORDS IN REV.1:1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
THE THINGS WHICH MUST SHORTLY COME TO PASS.
THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT WE ARE LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS OF GENTILE TIMES.
IN 2 PETER 3:3-4 WE ARE TOLD OF THESE LAST DAYS IN WHICH WE NOW LIVE, First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.
They will say, "Where is this `coming´ he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation."
THIS IS THE THOUGHTS OF MANY IN THE WORLD AROUND US, LIVING AS THEIR WORLDLY THOUGHTS LEAD THEM.
WE SHOULD NEVER LET OURSELVES COME TO THIS STATE OF MIND FOR AT THE APPOINTED TIME OUR LORD AND MASTER WILL COME AND WILL NOT TARRY.
JESUS TELLS US IN LUKE 12:45 But suppose the servant says to himself, `My master is taking a long time in coming,´ and he then begins to beat the menservants and maidservants and to eat and drink and get drunk.
The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.
LET US NOT FALL INTO SUCH A STATE OF MIND THAT WE DO NOT CARE TO DO THE LORDS BIDDING, THAT WE DO NOT PREPARE OURSELVES TO MEET OUR MASTER WHEN HE COMES.
THERE ARE MANY SIGNS WITH US TODAY, SHOWING US THAT THE WAY OF PROVIDENCE IS AT WORK IN THE EARTH.
ISRAEL IS BACK IN THEIR OWN LAND AS WE ARE TOLD IN GODS' WORD.
WE HEAR THE CRY FOR PEACE AND SAFETY THROUGHOUT THE LAND AS WE ARE TOLD THAT IT WOULD BE IN GODS' HOLY WORD.
WE SEE POVERTY, POLLUTION, POPULATION EXPLOSION, SHORTAGES OF NATURAL RESOURCES, THEN WE HAVE THE EARTHQUAKES, TORNADOS, FLOODS, MANY LIKE THINGS THAT MAN CANNOT SOLVE.
THE WORDS OF JESUS (LUKE 21) Then he said to them: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.
Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.
At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."
Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man."
BRETHREN AND SISTERS,
THIS SHOWS US HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO KEEP THE TRUTH ALIVE IN OUR LIVES AND IN OUR ECCLESIA.
TRUE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GOSPEL TRUTH, MAKES US THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD, A SPECIAL PEOPLE UNTO OUR GOD, THROUGH BAPTISM, INTO THE SAVING NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND OUR DAILY WALK IN LIFE, KEEPING THE
COMMANDMENTS FOR OUR MASTER.
AS WE COME BEFORE OUR GOD, THROUGH OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR CHRIST JESUS, AS WE DAILY MEDITATE UPON HIS HOLY WORD
IN GODS' HOLY WORD, IN MICAH 4:1-2 TELLS OF THE WONDERFUL FUTURE, THAT LIES AHEAD FOR GODS' PEOPLE, FOR YOU AND FOR ME, SOON TO BE FREED FROM THE CURSE OF SIN AND DEATH. In the last days the mountain of the LORD's temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and peoples will stream to it.
Many nations will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths." The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
THIS IS TELLING OF THE KINGDOM AGE, WHEN ALL MORTAL PEOPLE AND NATION SHALL GO UP TO JERUSALEM TO WORSHIP THE GREAT GOD OF HEAVEN AND EARTH.
THE TIME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST WILL BE KING OVER ALL THE EARTH AND THE SAINTS, YOU AND ME BRETHREN AND SISTERS, WILL BE THE RULERS IN THE IMMORTAL STATE, FREE FROM ALL SORROW, SICKNESS AND EVEN DEATH, RULING THIS EARTH IN JUSTICE, AND PEACE WITH OUR LORD AND MASTER, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
IN JER. 16: 19 WE ARE TOLD O LORD, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress, to you the nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, "Our fathers possessed nothing but false gods, worthless idols that did them no good.
AND IN MICAH 4:3 WE ARE TOLD OF THE PEACE THAT WILL BE IN THAT DAY.He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
THIS TELLS US THAT WHEN CHRIST AND THE SAINTS REIGNS OVER THE NATIONS, IN THE KINGDOM AGE, WAR WILL BE NO MORE.
THE PEACE IN THAT DAY WILL BE GREAT WE ARE TOLD IN MICAH 4:4 Every man will sit under his own vine and under his own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid, for the LORD Almighty has spoken.
WHAT A WONDERFUL TIME THAT WILL BE, NO MORE POVERTY, STARVATION, WITH PEACE AND PLENTY FOR ALL MANKIND, WHEN EVERY MAN SHALL SIT UNDER HIS OWN VINE AND FIG TREE, EVERYONE WILL HAVE A HOME IN WHICH TO LIVE.
WE WILL ENJOY THE WONDERS OF GODS' CREATION, THE BEAUTY OF NATURE, WITHOUT THE WEEDS AND THORNS THAT CURSE THE EARTH TODAY.
IN ISA. 55:13 WE ARE TOLD OF THE TIME,
Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the LORD's renown, for an everlasting sign, which will not be destroyed.">
WE ARE TOLD HOW THE KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD WILL BE DESTROYED AND GODS' KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD WILL BE THE ORDER OF THAT DAY.
REV 11:15 TELL US The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever."
BRETHREN AND SISTERS,
THIS IS WHAT WE ARE PREPARING FOR TODAY. OUR GOD HAS CALLED US OUT OF THIS WORLD FOR THIS VERY PURPOSE THAT WE MIGHT HONOR AND PRAISE HIM AND HIS SON BOTH TODAY AND IN THE KINGDOM AGE WHEN WE WILL REIGN WITH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
A LIFE FORSAKEN, RIDICULED AND DESPISED BY THOSE THAT SHOULD HAVE ACCEPTED AND PRAISED HIM, INSTEAD THEY PUT HIM TO DEATH ON THE CROSS.
THOU HE DIED FOR YOU AND ME, HE HAS WON THE VICTORY OVER SIN AND DEATH, IN THAT HE DID NO SIN, AND THE FATHER RAISED HIM FROM DEATH AND HATH EXALTED HIM TO HIS RIGHT HAND, WHERE HE PLEADS FOR YOU AND FOR ME, THAT OUR SINS MIGHT BE FORGIVEN.
THAT OUR NAMES MIGHT BE WRITTEN IN THE LAMBS BOOK OF LIFE.
JESUS IS CALLING FOR YOU AND FOR ME, TO COME AND TAKE UP OUR CROSS AND FOLLOW HIM, AND HE SAID, MATT 11:28-30 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."