BUT WE START IN THE HERE AND NOW IN LIFE ABUNDANT,
HOPE ETERNAL, ANCHORED IN CHRIST, ASSURED, SECURE, UNCONDITIONALLY DELIVERED AFTER WE FIRST BELIEVED, NEEDING WASHINGS DAILY,
PRAYING IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, FULFILLING HIS COMMANDS ALWAYS IN HIS LOVE!!!
WHAT WE SOW HERE TOGETHER WE WILL REAP UNTO
Then he answered and spake
unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith
the LORD of hosts.
I CAN ONLY SAY THAT WHEN GOD FILLS ME WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT TO "WORK" FOR HIS GLORY I AM IN VERY
GOOD SHAPE NO MATTER WHAT MY PERSONAL PHYSICAL OR MENTAL STATE IS WHICH IS FAR FROM COMFORTABLE. I SENSE SO GREAT A WICKEDNESS
CHOCKING OUR NATION AND THE WORLD, OVERFLOWING IN GHASTLY IMAGES AND MURDEROUS CONDUCT DAILY, GREAT APOSTASY AMONG FALSE BRETHREN,
FALSE TEACHINGS RUNNING AMUCK, AS WELL AS NATURAL CALAMITIES OF BREATHTAKING CONSEQUENCE.
DAILY I AM LIFTED OUT OF
BED WITH ONE THOUGHT WHICH IS TO SERVE GOD SOME WAY THIS DAY HE GIVES ME. I CAN NEVER DO ENOUGH NOR DO I DO WHAT I... CAN
DO! I AM NOTHING WHEN I AM IN MY OWN NATURE AND YET I STILL AM THAT WHICH IS GOOD FOR NOTHING WHO CHRIST KEEPS DAILY BY HIS
BLOOD HE PLEADS THAT CLEANS MY SINS AS I PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS, RESTORES MY FELLOWSHIP WITH OUR FATHER, AND HIS WORKS THROUGH
ME GO ON AS I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE IN CHRIST ...AGAIN.
I AM A SINNER, UNUSABLE AND IRREPARABLY BROKEN IN MYSELF,
BUT COMPLETE IN CHRIST. IT IS NEVER "I" WHO IS SPIRITUALLY ALIVE, BUT CHRIST IN ME THAT LIVES THE TRUE WAY, THE TRUTH AND
THE LIFE. AMEN!
SOME HEADS UP CHEER
(John 14:3) "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again,
and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."
(Rom. 13:11) "And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake
out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed."
(1 Cor. 1:7) "So that ye come behind in no gift;
waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." (James 5:8) "Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of
the Lord draweth nigh."
(1 John 2:28; 3:3) "And now, little children, abide in Him; that, when He
shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming;And every man that hath this hope in him
purifieth himself, even as He is pure."
(Jude 21) "Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our
Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life."
As the above passages indicate, believers are to be constantly waiting for and
looking for and expecting His coming and His appearing. We are to look for and eagerly await the glorious appearing of our
Great God, even our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ (Tit. 2:14).
Here are some biblical facts about who is on earth at
the conclusion of the Great Tribulation:("Rap" is Rapture before Tribulation)
("Trib" is last day of Great Tribulation)
Christ comes for His own 1Thess 4:13-18
(Trib) Christ RETURNS "with" His own Rev 19:14(Rap) Believers are called up BY THE LORD without help
of angels and taken to Father's House. John 14:3
(Trib) Believers are gathered from all the earth who are Israeli and
gentiles and angels are involved Mt.24:31
(Rap) He is seen only by believers 1Cor. 15:52
(Trib) Every eye will see Him Mt. 24:30(Rap) A Mystery - 1 Cor. 15:51(Trib) Foretold in OT Zech 12:10(Rap) He comes to present the Church to Himself 2 Cor.11:2
(Trib) He comes with His Church for the marriage supper, judgment and to set up his Kingdom Rev. 19:6-9, Zech. 14:3-4;
Jude 14-15; Rev 19:11-21
(Rap) Occurs in the twinkling of an eye 1Cor. 15:52
(Trib) Comes to earth to do battle at specific locations
Isa. 63:1-3, Rev. 16:16, Zech. 12:8-10
(Rap) Jesus descends with a shout. 1Thess.
(Trib) No shout mentioned Rev. 19:11-21
There is great danger in applying scriptures meant
for Israel and the lost world to the Church.
The hope of the Rapture will not put a Spirit filled Christian at ease.
It will move us to greater service to the lost and help complete the church as well as inspire the brethren to action in prayer
and whatever ministry through gifts He has bestowed upon us.
So I work in the now moment with a sure hope I am free
in Him and have assured eternal life because of Him.