Saturday, September 5, 2015

Soon there will be no fence-sitters

One thing this time of blasphemy and apostasy is doing is outing the hidden haters of Jesus to declare for satan. In the end, nothing will be hidden. (1 Cor 4:5). It seems that great numbers of people are being shifted, inched, nudged, or pushed into one side or another.

After the rapture, during the ensuing Tribulation period, there will be absolutely no hidden Christians and no hidden atheists. All will be forced to declare one way or another. (Rev 13:16). Meanwhile at the present time, we see more and more hared of Jesus on earth.

"it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person." Matthew 15:11
Matthew Henry: "Christ shows that the defilement they ought to fear, was not from what entered their mouths as food, but from what came out of their mouths, which showed the wickedness of their hearts."
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There is a great gulf that is fixed. (Luke 16:26). In time past, in the present time, and in the end of the end, none will cross from one side to the other. One must declare for Jesus while living. (Romans 10:9). Failure to declare, (Matthew 10:32; 1 John 4:15) or deliberately proclaiming blasphemies against Jesus, (1 Cor 12:3) is the sin unto death. (1 John 5:17).

Nowadays to me, it feels like a parallel to the prophesied time as the Millennial Kingdom is about to come to a close. After the 7-year Tribulation ends, there is a period of 1000 years when Jesus physically rules on earth. (Revelation 20:4). This is known as the millennial kingdom when all the promises Jesus made to His people Israel are fulfilled spiritually and physically with the full lands being given to them and His personal attendance in a renewed Temple (Ezekiel 41). At the end of the 1000 years of Jesus' kingdom rule on earth, where sin had been subdued and satan had been locked up, but where there still have been mortals born, satan will be let out of his abyss jail and he will deceive the nations. It takes satan but a moment to draw the wicked to himself, immediately exposing the wickedness in their hearts that had been there all along. (Revelation 20:7-9). It feels like that now, with satan accelerating his evil doings to draw more and more people to himself. The cup of heart-poison overflows in many and shows in their words and deeds.

The great shifting of peoples hearts is the movement toward Jesus or away from Jesus. When the rapture occurs, the believers from the beginning at the time from the beginning of the church age (Jesus' ascension) the very rapturous trumpet call will be resurrected or those who are alive will be lifted up and all will meet in the air to be with Jesus. Those remaining on earth will be those who chose not to believe. There will still be time for some of them to come to faith afterward, but the Church Age ends at the rapture with the last believer filling God's quota of His church coming to faith. (Romans 11:25).

Then the 1000-year Kingdom, then the new heaven and earth, and the eternal state with the final Judgment of all humans.
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At the end the gulf between those who believe and those who do not will be exposed and settled at the Great White Throne Judgment. (Revelation 20:11-15) when all who have ever lived will give an account and receive their final body and their punishment will begin.

Wicked hearts are surely being shown today in great numbers. The venom that is in them is spilling out of mouths that deliberately or unknowingly proclaim for satan. We see it in their hatred of Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue homosexual marriage licenses. We see it in their hypocrisy against Christian football player Tim Tebow but worldly acceptance and lauding of Bruce Jenner's depraved gender switch. We see it in the new Deist/Atheist Declaration of Sinlessness, blasphemies against Jesus, mob anger, violence. All this is in the heart, and is now coming out in torrents. They are storing up their sin for themselves.
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We see it on blogs and comment sections, where hair-trigger anger and hatred is not even buried under a veneer of scoffing and sneering, but immediately boils over into anger and hate. There is no 'ramping up' anymore during a discussion. All discussions of Christian things seem to begin with a basis of anger, even among people who claim Christianity. We see venomous hearts exposed more and more and more and more.

Yet...there is One heart that is pure and undefiled, that is Jesus.

"For our heart rejoices in Him, Because we trust in His holy name." (Psalms 33:21)

Bless His holy name, He is coming soon.


7 comments :

  1. Thank you for posting this. I just happen to be reviewing a series on The End by John MacArthur. It's a collection of his messages on the YouTube sight. There are many others that are sounding the 'alarm' but few want to listen.
    "Bless His holy name, He is coming soon." AMEN !

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  2. This is so timely...and reflects many of the words I am speaking as well. My heart is breaking for the lies Christians are following theses days...discernment and Biblical literacy is dangerously absent, not just in the pews, but from the pulpit as well, not to mention the many books, tv, media, movies and blogs that spew falsehood. These are the times when we speak the Truth not only in love but with boldness to stick to the TRUTH found ONLY in the God breathe Scriptures.

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  3. Oops. A bit of an error here:

    "When the rapture occurs, the believers from the beginning at the time from Adam and Eve to the very rapturous trumpet call will be resurrected or those who are alive will be lifted up and all will meet in the air to be with Jesus."

    The rapture will only be for those (both living and dead) after Christ's death! I Thess 4:15-16 tells us that. The OT believers and the tribulation saints will join "us" at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb at the end of the tribulation.

    I get your point but let's make sure that the Truth of Scripture is fully understood.

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    1. Of course you're absolutely right! Major blunder. I knew that but don't know what I was thinking. I am going to fix it in the body of the essay. Thank you very deeply for pointing it out.

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  4. There's a great line that fishermen have....."Time to fish or cut bait!" Now is the time to be bold and brave for 'everyone' we see is going to meet God in the clouds or live hell right here on earth.....we mustn't be timid!....

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