Christians Prepare For The End
I just can’t wait till this world is over. When the sin, the war, the death, the pain is all cast out. I can’t wait till I don’t want to sin anymore, for the day when I don’t have the temptation in my heart. One day I won’t have to crucify the wicked passions of my body any longer and I will have a new body, which I will never have to fight against. I long to see Christ return and to be in his presence.
Grace Is Running Out
Christians will not have to face condemnation in hell, but we will have to give an account for our actions. We may not be given another chance to repent and our grace can truly run out. There will be a cut off point and I know personally I need to stay vigilant, always aware of the grace he’s given me and not to squander it. I feel like I’m at the end of my rope with him and I’ve tested Gods patients to many times.
We just don’t know when he could cut us off from the tree of life, so we can’t mock and temp God any longer. Its outrageous to have a fool, blind sighted view of the Lord and I personally won’t continue to test him. I’m not perfect yet but I live in the fear of the Lord now. We really need to open up and become clear to how God is instructing us to live our lives. No ones perfect and we all continue to struggle with sin like everyone else, but we must remember to be patient and not be rude and prideful. We need to give all our weaknesses and troubles to Jesus. I’m not there yet but I feel times getting short and I’m yearning for God to finish his work in me.
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. John 15:6-8 (KJV)
I want God to finish his work in me. I don’t want to stand in front of God and not be finished. If there’s a willful sin in your life, you need to be concerned and really consider your salvation. Some Christians have this ridiculously foolish attitude, that God’s mercy is so abundant, that they can continue their lives in sin. A good Christian knows that the holly spirit leads us with fear and trembling to obey God. That’s how you can tell that you have Jesus, because you have the desire to overcome sin, a desire that comes from the holly spirit.
If you don’t have the will to quit smoking, drinking, masturbating or the countless other sins Christians find themselves trapped by everyday, if your not convinced in your heart that your not reprobate, repent. He will not live inside a man who is recklessly abandoned to sin. I never said I was perfect what I do say is I hate sin. I want to put on the mind of Christ. I want to think and act like he does. The word of God cleanses us and grows inside us. By his grace and mercy we are saved!
The word in us cleanses us and we know the word is in us if we’re walking in the word. I hope some people are getting help from this and I know I need help to. If we keep calling out to God and humbling ourselves he will finish what he started in us. We need to have him, really have him in us and to guide us.
Those who have the son have eternal life Jesus told us in 1st John and in 2 Corinthians it tells us that God will always comfort us and give us the ability to comfort others in tribulation. The Romans say confess and live unto righteousness, but this confession must be one that agrees with his or her lifestyle and not empty dead words. Saying you believe in Jesus is not going to get you there. Superficial acting and playing games with God is going to get the hammer brought down on a lot of people. We are not perfect yet but we have the spirit of persistence.
We pray for patience, we pray for endurance, we pray for grace, we pray for strength and we don’t give up. We keep walking every single day in the Lord keeping our faith in him. By abiding in him and reminding our selves what he’s taught us, we can comfort each other and use these forums to help each other. We must be careful when we have a moment of laziness or a lukewarm moment and we need to take action against them right away. The big trick is to never let it happen, but we all have moments and when the moment comes we need to correct ourselves as soon as possible before it becomes perpetual, because that’s deadly.
Love Not the World
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. John 15:18-19 (KJV)
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 1 John 2:15-17 (KJV)
It’s not about hating the world but hating the abundance of sin in the world and its corrupt value system.
Judgment is Coming
The man of sin will be revealed.
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 2 Thessalonians 2 (KJV)
There will be many anti-Christ’s.
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 1 John 2:18 (KJV)
The anti-Christ’s will bring in the cashless society.
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Revelation 13:16 (KJV)
There will be War like never before.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. Matthew 24:6 (KJV)
People will be starving.
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. Revelation 6:8 (KJV)
Christians will be killed. Many people believe that all the Christians will be raptured before the Tribulation, but this is not sound doctrine.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. Matthew 24:9-10 (KJV)
Christians will turn away from the truth.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 2 Timothy 4:3-4 (KJV)
The Gospel will be preached to the World.
And the gospel must first be published among all nations. Mark 13:10 (KJV)
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. Joel 3:14 (KJV)
Nebuchadnezzar Dream in Daniel 2.
Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image .. This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet ... Thou art this head of gold ... And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron ... And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided ... Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter. Daniel 2:31-45 (KJV)
We should always anticipate Christ coming, pay attention to the signs and have a sense of expectation, while we remain faithful. We should take the long view and still live life to its fullest. Holding things in balance correctly, not ignoring the fact that the end is coming and not focusing on the end times to the harm of our future. The lord said occupy till I come, that means always trusting in the Lord and planning for the future. Here is a list of a few things you can do to prepare:
-Foraging is a great way to prepare for coming the coming tribulation. Learning more about the world around you and picking up some survival skills is a great way to pass the time.
-Have a bug out bag, first aid kit, lighters, flashlights and other items you think you may need in an emergency.
-Having an adequate amount of food and water stored away in preparation is always a good idea Armageddon or not.
-Getting to know people in your community and building a network of prepares is also a great idea. Getting together with like-minded people will help you learn and grow as a prepare/survivalist.
-Set a box aside with odds and ends for trading, you might need something from a neighbor or vice versa. Shop at a dollar stores and pick up cough serapes, candles, tums and other odds and ends to go in your trading box.
-Make sure you have hard copies of the Bible and other literature.
-Warn your friends and family. Without out sounding too crazy suggest that you feel a sense of urgency and that you believe others should be preparing too.
-Don’t make it too public. If everyone knows your doomsday prepping you’ll have the whole neighborhood at your door when trouble actually comes and it could be dangerous.