Prophecy and the End of Days

The Storm

 

Psalms 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

 

May the Grace of our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ be with you.

 

It has been said that a storm is coming, a spiritual battle for our souls foretold of in Daniel, Matthew and Revelation, warned about by Jesus and Paul and one in which every person alive on this planet will be involved to one degree or another.

 

This storm is not coming, it is already here.

 

The powers of darkness know their time is short and they have been waging war for our souls since the Fall. The increase in evil and mayhem we have seen in the past 15 years is proof positive that the Perpetrator of this war is engaging in battles with increasing frequency and those who call themselves Christian are falling by the wayside in numbers too large to grasp.

 

2 Timothy 3:12  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

 

From those true believers throughout the world martyred for their faith by the hundreds and thousands every day, to the lukewarm that have found comfortable mega-churches in which to dwell, surrounded by sycophants and wooed by the soft speech of those who would validate their middling status, the worldwide Body of Christ is being sorted out and the time will  soon come when we must be counted and resist, giving by word of mouth proof of our faith and standing firm in that conviction and having done all, to stand.

 

Hebrews 13:3  Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

 

Our reward for unwavering faith will be condemnation and martyrdom here on this Earth. Our Heavenly Father will reward us with eternal life in His presence under the administration of the Lamb, but only if we resist and call to Him for guidance, clarity, patience and steadfastness.

 

Homelessness, unemployment, death, torture, starvation, loneliness, disease, exile; all of these are the daily lot of Christians the world over. They will soon be the reality of those of us unlucky enough to reside in the belly of the beast in North America.

 

Philippians 1:29  For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake.

 

Even now, here in America, writing these words is enough to bring unwanted attention to the writer, but at what point do we say ‘the time is now’? There is no impeding the advance of the armies of darkness, inexorably grinding on toward their sure defeat at the hands of the Prince of Peace, but there is a small sliver of hope that by words alone one can strengthen the weak, maybe prick the conscience of the undecided, perhaps to awaken those altogether ignorant of the truth.

 

Bring to Him your fears and He will comfort your soul. In the midst of torture He will hold your heart and spirit in His hands and will bring you Home when your struggle is finished.

 

Joshua 1:7  Only be thou strong and very courageous

 

Remember that it is through those moments of doubt that we find  strength to withstand and that strength comes only through our Redeemer, whom the Father has appointed for us from the beginning.

 

The time is not short, the time is now. The window through which we see the real world is clearing, and that visibility will become more stark as the days go on. Hold fast to your faith. Keep your families and loved ones near and maintain not a prayer life marked by daily communion, pleading with our Father for this or for that, but one in which every moment of every day you are grasping tightly within your heart the Promise of His Return with earnest supplication to your Creator.

 

The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. Numbers 6:24-27

 

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The following verses would do well to be committed to memory, highlighted in a pocket edition of the King James Bible, and meditated upon during daily prayer.

 

For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. John3:16

 

The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Romans 6:23

 

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

 

Ephesians 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Ephesians 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Ephesians 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Ephesians 6:13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Ephesians 6:14  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

Ephesians 6:15  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

Ephesians 6:16  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

Ephesians 6:17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Ephesians 6:18  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto     with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

 

Psalm 38:1  A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Psa 38:2  For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

Psa 38:3  There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

Psa 38:4  For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

Psa 38:5  My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

Psa 38:6  I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

Psa 38:7  For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.

Psa 38:8  I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

Psa 38:9  Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.

Psa 38:10  My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

Psa 38:11  My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

Psa 38:12  They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

Psa 38:13  But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

Psa 38:14  Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

Psa 38:15  For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.

Psa 38:16  For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

Psa 38:17  For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

Psa 38:18  For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

Psa 38:19  But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

Psa 38:20  They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.

Psa 38:21  Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.

Psa 38:22  Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.

 

Heb 12:1  Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Heb 12:2  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Heb 12:3  For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

Heb 12:4  Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

Heb 12:5  And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

Heb 12:6  For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

Heb 12:7  If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

Heb 12:8  But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

Heb 12:9  Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

Heb 12:10  For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

Heb 12:11  Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

Heb 12:12  Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

Heb 12:13  And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

Heb 12:14  Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

Heb 12:15  Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

Heb 12:16  Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

Heb 12:17  For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

Heb 12:18  For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

Heb 12:19  And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:

Heb 12:20  (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:

Heb 12:21  And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)

Heb 12:22  But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

Heb 12:23  To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

Heb 12:24  And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

Heb 12:25  See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:

Heb 12:26  Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

Heb 12:27  And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

Heb 12:28  Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

Heb 12:29  For our God is a consuming fire.

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