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I have been putting this off. I have hinted at it in the past, but I felt it was not time. Last night I received a dream once again. Per Acts 2:17 I am a dreamer of dreams, thus the name of these podcasts. God wishes me to now address this issue that I have been so reluctant to pursue.
To begin this, I will do a breakdown of two verses found in Matthew chapter seven:
Matthew 7:13-14 KJV – Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Enter – G1525 – eiserchomai – I go in, come in.
strait – G4728 – stenos – narrow
wide – G4116 – platus – broad, street
destruction – G684 – apóleia – ruin, loss, perishing; eternal ruin; damnable, die, perdition, pernicious.
leadeth – G520 – apagó – I lead, carry, take away; met, bring.
few – G3641 – oligos – little, small, short, brief(ly).
find – G2147 – heuriskó – I find, learn, discover, especially after searching, get, obtain, perceive, see.
When looking at this break down of these key words within these two verses, we return to what I have been teaching for years. That each person that seeks salvation from Jesus Christ has an active role in this relationship. Many seek, but few search. This is reflected from these words from the second book of Peter:
2 Peter 2:20-22 NKJV – For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A DOG RETURNS TO HIS OWN VOMIT,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”
That is why so many wear the façade Christianity. In their own eyes they profess true and complete faith to God through Jesus Christ. But in reality, that is not whom they are truly worshipping. Which is why this is said to those in Galatia which are teaching a people pleasing message:
Galatians 1:6-10 NKJV – I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
But to return to the core of this message. I go to the next link in the chain.
Luke 21:29-36 NKJV – Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Here is a strong link in this chain. First, we have the parable of the fig tree which is a warning to look for the soon return of Jesus Christ. Then we have the warning to stay alert and to keep the faith and follow the commands. Then if we are faithful to Jesus Christ and we pray we might be counted worthy to escape what is to follow. We are taken out of it.
Yet there are those that to their own shame deny these words spoken by Him whom they profess to follow clearly stating that we can avoid the trials within the tribulation. They, however, say this is not what is said in these Words. They just denied their Savior and opened themselves up to being denied by Him to His Father (Matthew 10:33). Yet since they denied the first of course they deny the second as well.
Too many have written off the pretribulation rapture. Too many deny the Word spoken by Him who is the Word. But then that is how we started today’s message isn’t? The many taking the wide road and only a few willing to take the narrow path.
It is because they know in their hearts, they will not be welcomed in the first rapture that they insist it does not exist at all. They embrace the torment and the pain that is to come. The starvation and the torture over seeking after God through pure faith and works as we are all called to do by our Savior Jesus Christ. They welcome the beheading and to be called a martyr. All this instead of simply following the commands found within the Bible and selling off all their worldly goods.
We also have another angle to look at this issue. What does the Bible say about those that believe over seeing?
John 20:24-29 NKJV – Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
“Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
Don’t they understand that once the Tribulation begins, they are seeing God at work. They are seeing Christ, but those that sought after Christ before His return and made themselves ready are blessed in His sight and so are taken away from what is to befall all those that in essence or in actuality denied Him.
Don’t they understand that Christ came to save all from damnation? Yet they walk in damnation wearing the disguise of “Christianity” awaiting the day to remove that mask and either truly decide to follow Christ or wear the mark. Less blessed than they were before the tribulation came into being.
All because they wished to live in comforts here and now.
1 Timothy 6:6-8 NKJV – Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.
Seeking worldly rewards here and now.
1 John 2:15-16 NLT – Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.
Not helping those in need as all are told to do.
1 John 3:17 NKJV – But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?
As well as spreading the Word of God to help others find salvation before the tragedies that are soon to befall all.
Matthew 28:18-20 NKJV – And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in my name, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
From personal experience I know that this is how most that profess to being “Christian” actually live and behave. They refuse to do any of these things that is required to be a disciple of Jesus Christ our Savior. Yet they live in a false pride that they are this great and wonderful people that do so many wondrous and great deeds.
All of this mentality has gotten us to this point. This false image of “Christianity.” This apostate church. To the point that brings us to the end of the gentile era. This era of slaughter and conquest in the false “God” but it wasn’t that God they did it for but the god that is in control of this realm at this time.
2 Corinthians 4:4 NLT – Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
Yet the lie was so complete that they believed with all their hearts that it was their Creator they followed when in reality it was not.
This is witnessed with those that stand before the public and profess their undying faith as a “Christian.” Yet in the previous or next words seek the death and destruction of others. Especially those that are small and defensively. Known like all are known by God before they even enter the womb. Before the sperm enters the egg.
Here is the sad but shocking truth. Those that wish to embrace horror. Those that wish to embrace pain. Those that wish to embrace starvation. Don’t see God nor His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. They don’t have faith for they have not believed without seeing. All they have thought was believe in following God most likely was worship of themselves. A worship that has been occurring for nearly two thousand years. Humanity worshipping man-made religions. Resulting in wars and destruction of entire civilizations.
The only reason God is known. The only reason Jesus is known. Is because throughout the centuries some truly took the narrow and difficult path. Like Martin Luther who challenged the Catholic Church head on. Most are forgotten by humans. Erased from history for their lives went counter to those that wrote history. Then a few others are known like William Tyndale who used the original Hebrew and Greek as a reference instead of supporting Latin translations. In fact, it was due to this fact that he translated them into English is what caused his arrest and then death.
It is these few that truly took the narrow and difficult path. It is these few that carried forward the true faith and believe in God through His Son Jesus Christ. It is these few that make it possible for humanity to make it to the next stage in God’s eternal plan. A plan that is beyond our understanding.
Now though too many say there will not be a pretribulation rapture. Totally counter to what Jesus Christ Himself said would occur. Counter to Christ returning as a thief in the night.
Why I say this is two times during the tribulation the sun will darken. One time when the City of Babylon is destroyed in one day. The other when Wormwood hits the earth. How can Christ come as a thief in the night when all will see these two events if they are still alive upon this planet.
The answer is simple. He can’t. He must come before and when He does is when the tribulation will begin.
Enough denial. Enough arguing. Enough accepting lies. Fix your relationship with God through Jesus Christ NOW!