Are you Ready?
Are you sensitive to what is happening in our times?
When man violates the word of God and predict a date which turns out to be false there is the danger of complacency and scoffing amongst other men. This cynicism can also creep into the house of God.
No One Knows the Day or Hour
36“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.
God wants us to be ready always like the five wise virgins.
The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins
1 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
2Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them,
4but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
6“And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’
7Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.
8And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’
9But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
11“Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’
12But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
13“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. Matt25:1-13
•Prophesies fulfilled in our times
•22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.Matt24:22
Perilous Times and Perilous Men
•1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
•2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
•3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,
•4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
•5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 2Timothy 3:1-5
Lighning Struck the Vatican… coincidence?
•Watch the incredible moment lightning strikes the Vatican TWICE after Pope’s shock resignation The spooky moment, believed by some, to be a sign from God…
Meteorite in Russia and 1000 Casualties… Coincident?
•In terms of human casualties, Friday’s meteorite strike is the worst ever reported. Almost 1,000 are reported to have sought treatment after the fall. At least 34 of them were hospitalised, with two reported to be in intensive care.
•30 ” And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
•31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. Joel2:30-31
•Before this there were only stories of a dog being killed in Egypt by a meteorite in 1911 and a boy being hit, but not seriously injured, by one in Uganda in 1992.
•The Russian Academy of Sciences estimate the fireball that streaked over the Ural mountains on Friday morning weighed about 10 tons. The speed of entry was at least 54,000 kilometres per hour (33,000 mph) and it shattered about 30-50 kilometres (18-32 miles) above ground, showering meteorites that caused damage over a wide area.
•The shockwave from the fireball’s supersonic passage through the atmosphere broke windows and set off car alarms. The collision took place as the world waited for Friday evening’s close pass of asteroid 2012 DA14. According to the European Space Agency, no link between the two events is thought possible.
•Until Friday morning, astronomers had thought the asteroid most likely to hit Earth was one called 2007 VK184. It is about 130 metres across and has a slim 1 in 2,000 chance of hitting Earth some time between 2048 and 2057. A danger that is thought will disappear with better tracking of its orbit.
It is not a matter of enjoyment.
People need to hear and understand the sound of the siren! God is speaking in the atmosphere. Are we listening? Are we hearing?
Surely the Lord GOD
does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets
Who has heard such a
thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one
day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was
in labor, She gave birth to her children
It’s time for Zion to travail
Well Done, David Schumm
•At David Schumm’s memorial service, we celebrated the optimism, perseverance, and faith of a man with severe cerebral palsy. For all of David’s 74 years, the simple tasks of daily life required great effort. Through it all, he kept smiling and helping others by giving more than 23,000 hours as a hospital volunteer, along with encouraging at-risk teens.
•David selected Isaiah 35:3-10 to be read at his service: “Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are fearful-hearted, ‘Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; He will come and save you. . . . Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert” (vv.3-4,6). This promise, given to the people of Israel while in captivity, reminds us of our hope for the time when Christ will return for those who trust and follow Him.
•During David’s last weeks, he often pointed visitors to a large picture of Jesus near his bed, saying, “He’s coming to get me soon.” This is the hope Jesus Christ gives to all His children, which calls forth our thanks and praise to Him!
Oor daily Bread
Preach the Word in Season
•2 Timothy 4: Preach the Word
•1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:
•2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
•3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;
•4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
•5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry
Because of Delay
Because of delay in the day of Moses the people cast off restraint and revelled and rebelled.
Ex20 Moses Where is this Moses? He is not coming back.
•8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
•9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
•The Day of the Lord
•10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
•11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
•12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
Evil Men and Impostors Growing Worse and Worse…
•12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
•13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.2 Tim3:12-13
This is the Day of Salvaytion
This is the Acceptable time.
If you are not sure of your salvation do not delay. Tomorrow is not promised anyone.
Find a Bible-believing Church and commit to it and grow in grace as we wait the appearing of our God and Saviour.
Unless you are planted you cannot flourish.
•13 Those who are planted in the house of the LORD Shall flourish in the courts of our God. Ps92:13
The Lord will descend
•16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
•17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
•18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.1Thess4:16-18
I will Come Again
In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. John14:2-3
I Am Coming Quickly
20 He who testifies to these things says,
“Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!