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End Times: Rapture and Second Coming
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End Times Signs
Rapture, No One Knows When
Brief Review of End Time Events
The Truth about Salvation
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The Second Coming of Christ
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The Second Coming of Christ
The Second Coming is when Christ Jesus will return to Earth to fulfill His Promises, and to fulfill the prophecies made about Him. Rev. 19:11-12 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
Jesus said: Mat. 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Believe Jesus!
The disciples who saw Jesus ascend into Heaven after His death and resurrection heard the angels clearly say: Acts 1:11 . . . Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. Jesus SHALL return in the same manner in which He left! In the clouds of the air!
The Second Coming is the actual return of Christ Jesus to the Earth. I personally believe that His return will be in two parts . . . the first is in the Rapture for the TRUE Church (1 Thes.4:13-18). The second part will be Jesus’ return for the Jews at the end of the Great Tribulation Period. Rev. 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
The Old Testament prophets didn’t seem to fully understand this difference between the two comings of Jesus. . . His Birth: Isa.7:14; 9:6-7; and His Second Coming: Zech.14:4. Many say that Jesus was not the Messiah because He did not fulfill all the Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah, but they fail to take into account the His Second Coming in which ALL prophecies about Messiah shall be fulfilled. Christ's first coming was in humility and shame to stand in our place and receive the penalty for sin. His Second Coming will be in power and glory to defeat sin and Satan for all eternity. Praise His Holy Name!!!
The Second Coming for the Jews should not be confused with the Jesus’ Coming at the Rapture. The Rapture refers to a time when Christ Jesus will come in the air, to remove all TRUE believers in Christ (Jews and Gentiles) from the Earth (1 Thes. 4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:50-54). There are a few Jewish Christians! Only TRUE believers will SEE Jesus at this time, whereas ALL eyes shall SEE Jesus at His Second Coming for the Jews. The Church holds many positions on the Rapture, but most agree on the Second Coming. The Rapture removes God’s children from God’s wrath in the Tribulation (Rev.3:10; 1 Thes.1:10). The Second Coming for the Jews is when Jesus returns to the Earth to defeat ALL evil and establish His reign of justice and peace.
The Second Coming . . . WHY is it important?
#1 Belief in the Second Coming of Christ is important because it is clearly what the Bible teaches. To doubt the reality of the Second Coming is to doubt the reliability and validity of God's Word.
#2 The Second Coming is important because Jesus Himself promised it. If Jesus was wrong about the Second Coming, how can we trust anything else He taught? The Second Coming of Christ is our hope and confidence that God is in control of all things and is faithful to His Word and His Promises. Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
The Second Coming is also important because it will come at the time when the world is most in need of a righteous Ruler! Revelation chapters 6-18 describe the end times prior to the Second Coming of Christ. The world will be devastated, millions of people will perish, and the most evil person in all history will be ruler of the entire world. The Second Coming of Christ will put an end to all that! Rev. 19:15-16 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.  And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. What a glorious day this shall be!
The Second Coming of Christ . . . When is it?
Perhaps no event in the history of the world has been more expected than Jesus’ Second Coming. Every generation of believers, including believers in the New Testament, has strongly believed that Jesus would return in their lifetime. 2 Thes. 2:1-2 tells us, that it “is at hand” meaning it could come at any time. Some are scared that they have missed the Rapture, while others doubt that it will ever happen. 2 Peter 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. We, as believers, must avoid both extremes: (1) believing that the Rapture has come and gone, and (2) believing that the Rapture will never occur. Many people have made guesses as to when the Rapture will occur. NO one has ever been right, and NO one ever shall be! The Bible says so! Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
The Rapture MUST take place BEFORE the Great Tribulation. The Tribulation will last 7 years (Dan.9:27). NO one knows when the Rapture will happen! BUT, the Second Coming for the Jews will happen exactly 7 years after the Rapture takes place.
The Bible describes several events which must occur before the Rapture (Mat. 24:4-13; 2 Thes. 2:1-4; 1 Tim. 4:1-3; 2 Tim.3:1-7; 4:1-4). We are to look forward to the Rapture, but have a Biblical understanding of it. We are not to set dates and times. We must live our lives as if it could happen at any moment, because it could!
The Second Coming of Christ
End Times Signs
#1. . . . False Bible teachers would be money hungry. They would be smooth talkers, have many followers, and insult and ridicule TRUE Christian faith. I spend hours researching articles I do for our web sites. I have always had a passion against false teachers and their damnable heresies. It seems with each passing day, there are more and more of them. Come, Lord Jesus, come! 2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.  And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.  And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
#2. Homosexuality would be increasingly evident. This is quite true. Rom.1:26-27 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 2 Tim. 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, . . . 3 times, in Rom.1:24, 26, 28, it says that God gave them up, He let them do what they wanted to do, but it shall be to their peril.
#3. Earthquakes in diverse places. Mat. 24:7d . . . . and earthquakes, in divers places. The number and intensity of earthquakes this century is at a level higher than any other time in history. A staggering number of seismic events occur around the world daily. This is strong evidence of the fulfillment of Matthew 24:7 in our day. By contrast, in the years from 1890 to 1900 there was only one major earthquake in the world.
#4. Stress would be part of living. 2 Tim. 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. Perilous = difficult or grievous times = stress. Just turn on the news! It’s here!
#5. Many wars would erupt. Mat.24:6 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. Again, just turn on the news!
#6. Ten Commandments forsaken, people commit adultery, steal, lie and kill. Our government has done much to remove morality from our schools, courts and homes. Mat.24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Sin is rampant! Jesus was so right! Iniquity does abound! It is just one of many end times signs that will continue.
#7. There would be a cold, ungodly religious system, in denying God's power. 2 Tim. 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. So many of today’s modern, seeker churches sicken me! How can any TRUE “Christian” deny God’s power?
#8. Men would substitute feeling good in place of Christian Truth. 2 Tim. 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (Jer.2:19). Far too few churches today preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When was the last time you heard a sermon on repenting of your sin? How about the subject of an eternal, agonizing Hell? Preachers preach only what people want to hear, something to make them feel good. If the people don’t get it, they don’t go back (Isa.30:10). So sad!
#9. Deadly diseases would be prevalent. Mat.24:7c . . . and there shall . . . pestilences, The worldwide increase in AIDS deaths is almost measureless. Over 160,000 Americans die of cancer each year. Some people think things will get better and better. I completely disagree with that. My friend, things are getting worse with each passing day, and will continue to do so. We cannot have peace and life without any conflict until Jesus comes at the end of the Great Tribulation.
#10. Denial of the Flood. The FACT that God once destroyed the Earth with the Noahic Flood would be denied. 2 Peter 3:5-6 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:  Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: There is MUCH fossil evidence to prove this fact the FACT of the Flood, yet it is ignored by scientists because it is so mysterious.
#11. Marriage would be forsaken by many. 1 Tim. 4:3a Forbidding to marry, So many people are living together today without being married. And much of it falls on the shoulder of our government’s laws. It is more beneficial (financially) to NOT marry. If a person marries, they would lose certain benefits, so they live together in sin. MANY professing Christians do this!
#12. Increase in vegetarianism would increase. 1 Tim. 4:3b-4 . . . and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.  For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: If the Obama administration gets its wish, there will be an $80.00 tax per cow each year for farmers and ranchers. Can you imagine what that will do to beef prices? There will be many people, including us, that cannot pay that tax. So, we will have to sell out. This world is in a big mess. I surely am ready for Jesus to come in the clouds!
#13. There would be an increase in famines. Mat.24:7c . . . and there shall be famines, On TV, you see those starving little kids. It seems to rip your heart out. People send money for these little ones, but these little one do NOT get it! It’s the big fat rulers that grab hold of that money and fill their pudgy bellies! Jesus says there shall be famines! He’s right. He’s always right!
14. There would be cries for peace. 1 Thes. 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. I receive email newsletters from prophecy web sites. They say that Israel tries and tries for peace with no success. In 2005, Israel turned over the Gaza strip to Palestine. Since 2005, more than 6,000 rockets have been fired on Israel from Gaza. After three years and thousands of unprovoked attacks on Israel, she recently fought back as a defensive measure. I am on Israel’s side in this. I pray that you are too. I take God’s Word very seriously! Gen.12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. God means this! We are headed for yet another fulfillment of prophecy, that ALL nations shall rise up against Israel (Zech.12:3,9; 14:2). We are almost there my friend! And with our new president in control, I don’t think it will be much longer!
#15. Jerusalem would be the center of international turmoil. Zech. 12:2-3 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.  And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. Israel is the “key” to end times. Watch Israel! Do you see what this Passage states? Jerusalem will be a cup of trembling unto all people around her! Jerusalem is mentioned three times in this one Passage, and ten times in this chapter alone. Here, Jerusalem becomes the center of activity which will take place when Antichrist takes over. Jerusalem will become the center of attack and of judgment. When will this take place? “When they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.” When is that? In the last days, in the time that the Lord Jesus called the Great Tribulation Period. The interpretation of this entire section is for a future day. But it has a great message and a tremendous lesson for us. God will make Jerusalem a cup of intoxication, a cup of staggering for anyone who messes with her. God says: “You’ll get hurt if you fool around with Jerusalem.” Although He says it ten times, somehow it doesn’t get through to some people. Some commentators don’t get the message. Jerusalem means Jerusalem, and when He puts Judah with Jerusalem, He is means Jerusalem which is in Judah. “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people.” Jerusalem even today has become a burdensome stone for all people, but we have NOT seen the fulfillment of his prophecy! Her problems shall worsen! This prophecy is yet future, but God wants you to know that He was not making an exaggerated statement when He said that Jerusalem can become a burdensome stone. I believe that what we have seen is nothing compared with what it will be in that day.
#16. Many shall run to and fro. Daniel 12:4b But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, . . . Some think that this means running up and down the Bible in the study of prophecy, many search it through and through (Hab.2:2). I know I do. I run all through the Bible when I study. There is a serious study of prophecy being made by many scholars today which has never been done in the past. But some think this refers to travel. In that case, think of travel 100 years ago, and then think of today! Horse and buggy to air travel around the world.
#17. Knowledge would increase. Daniel 12:4c . . . . and knowledge shall be increased. Some think this means knowledge of prophecy, and that this refers mainly to the study of prophecy. But, we must also consider that knowledge has increased in every field today. 100+ years ago, it was pen and pencil on paper. Today it is computers. Technology changes day by day. Just when I get comfortable using a computer, new software comes out making it obsolete. 100+ years ago you washed clothes on a washboard, today it’s automatic washers. 100+ years ago you cooked on a wood stove, today, it’s fancy convection ovens and microwaves. Knowledge has certainly increased in my lifetime.
#18. There would be hypocrites within the Church. Mat.13:25-30 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.  But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.  So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?  He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?  But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.  Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. False, hostile and opposing doctrines are in most churches today. They are ungodly, damnable heresies! So many people claim to be “Christians” yet they are so deep in apostasy it is unreal! They are hypocrites! Jesus had much to say about hypocrites in Matthew 23; NONE of it good. He calls the Pharisees hypocrites seven times in that chapter, plus some other choice phrases! We have modern day Pharisees in our churches today! The church was started with good, right doctrines. Slowly but surely, the devil sowed tares (false doctrine). Those good, sound doctrines are being replaced by damnable heresies by hypocritical preachers!
#19. An increase of religious cults and false teachers. Mat.24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. Mat.24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. The church is warned against false teachers while Israel is warned against false prophets. After the church has been removed at the Rapture, the warning is against false prophets. Don’t miss what Jesus is saying here. The ability to work miracles in our day should be looked upon with great suspicion because the next great miracle worker will NOT be Christ; he will be Antichrist with his False Prophet. “If it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” WHO are the elect? In the Bible, there are two elect groups: Israel and the church. We have to use common sense to determine which group is meant. Who has our Lord been talking about up to this Passage? Israel. So, Israel is the elect in this verse. Jesus is not talking about the church. She is gone!
But, we must be extremely careful in our day before the Rapture. Satan will not stop his attacks on the churches. This is the topic I have been studying recently. False teachers and their false doctrines (teachings). The list of “wolves in sheep’s clothing” out there is unbelievable! And what they are teaching is abominable! The reason you must be careful is that the devil is really smart. He lets these wolves teach just enough Truth that people are naive enough to believe every word that comes out of their mouths. The end result is that the damnable heresies that are being taught will lead you straight to Hell! A lot of these wolves are teaching there is no Hell. My friend, Jesus taught more on Hell than He did any other subject! There IS a Hell, a Lake of Fire! BEWARE!
#20. There would be many religious cults, and false teachers. Mat. 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. Mat.24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. The number of cults out there is unbelievable! I do much research on them so I know more about them than an ordinary person. As I said, I have a passion against the devil and his tricks. I hate cults and false teachers because they distort or ridicule God’s Word and Jesus. God hates what they do, so I can hate it too!
#21. The future would seem fearful to many. Luke 21:26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. Some quote this verse and say it is a picture of today. Yes! We are living in perilous times! BUT, as the old saying goes: “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.” If you think we are seeing a fulfillment of this verse now, you are wrong. Things are bad today, yes! Political crises and social distress is cause for great concern among us all. The physical disturbances (powers of Heaven) are overwhelming, but they are going to get much worse in the Great Tribulation Period! Do you want to see that horror? I certainly do not! And praise God! I am not going to! When Jesus comes at the Rapture, He’s taking me up with the rest of the saints (1 Thes.4:13-18)! I will not go through the Tribulation; Jesus says so (Rev.3:10), and Paul says so too (1 Thes.1:10). What an awesome God we have. We know we can believe Him!
#22. Humanity would become materialistic. 2 Tim. 3:2a For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, . . . 2 Tim.3:4b Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Covetous = greedy, lustful, lovers of money. This follows right with self-love, because lovers of self are lovers of money, possessions and pleasure. This old me, me nature likes to have a lot of money spent on it. We as believers must remember that Paul said in 1 Tim. 6:10 . . . the love of money is the root of all evil…. Money is not bad, it is the love of that money that will get you in trouble! The problem is in our attitude toward our money. Covetousness shows its ugly head not only in our acquiring wealth but also in how we use it after we get it.
#23. The Christian Gospel would be preached as a warning to all nations. Mat.24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. There is not any nation in the world today that has not heard the Gospel. This prophecy has been fulfilled! But, of great concern to me and all the others who teach the Truth of God’s Holy Word is that false teachers, wolves in sheep’s clothing also are reaching the ends of the Earth with their damnable heresies, and they are leading millions down the wrong road, right into Hell! Please check out everything that you hear or read (including me) with the Bible (Acts 17:11). Satan is shrewd! He allows just enough Truth of the Bible in these heresies to trip people up! BEWARE!!!
#24. Jesus said Christians would be hated "for His Name's sake." Mat. 24:9 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. So much Truth in these Words of Jesus! Christians are being killed in many countries because they preach Jesus. In one country, Muslims gathered Christians in a hut. They said that anyone who would denounce Jesus could leave. Some did denounce Jesus and were permitted to go. The ones that stayed and did NOT denounce Jesus were killed. Another incident where women were told to denounce Jesus, and if they didn’t, their breasts were cut off. Others are simply killed, often beheaded for preaching Jesus. Incidents as drastic as this are not yet in America, but in my humble opinion, the time is getting very near. Bibles are not permitted in many countries. We are allowed our Bibles here yet, but the government is trying to limit what we can and cannot do with them! We are losing our “freedom of speech.” God’s servants are hindered by many “hate crime laws” already, and it will get worse.
#25. Signs in nature. Luke 21:25-26 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;  Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. So many things in nature have changed drastically in the last few years; more tornadoes, more earthquakes, more tsunamis, more hurricanes, floods in one part of the country, severe droughts in another, etc., etc. The news media always call it “Mother Nature.” It is nature alright, and Almighty God is in complete control! He is trying to warn people to get ready for the Rapture. It is rare that preachers bring a sermon on the Rapture.
#26. Youth would become rebellious. 2 Tim. 3:3d . . . . . disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy. Since the Bible has been outlawed from schools, and both parents in most families are so busy working to make ends meet, they rarely take time to read the Bible at home themselves, the kids are NOT learning about God, NOT learning right from wrong, they rebel at a very early age, and the older they get, the worse they become. Disobedience is getting worse and worse.
#27. People would mock the Rapture and Second Coming of Jesus. 2 Peter 3:3-4 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,  And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. People today have as their goal pleasure! It seems to be their only thought, which leads to complete lack of reverence for God. Also see: Psalm 10:11; 73:11. Arrogant doubt and lawless lust, sets people’s wicked nature above the God of nature. People’s doubt implies that the Rapture should have taken place long before this, if it ever was to take place, and they claim that it never will. Unbelievers look down on those of us who believe God and His Word. The reason God seems to be silent, is because He is patiently waiting, not willing that any perish but that all come to repentance. God’s time clock and ours is different! 2 Peter 3:8-9 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
#28. Slave trade, traffic in people’s souls. (Gen.37:28; 37:36; 39:1; 47:23; Ex. 21:2; 21:16; Lev. 22:11; 25:44; Deut.15:12; 24:7; Neh.5:8; Joel 3:3,6; Amos 2:6; 8:6). It went on in the Old Testament, and it continues today. Young people being stolen, then their captors hook them on drugs . . . prostitution! Slave traders bring in people from other countries at a huge price . . . sweat factories! And it will get worse in the Great Tribulation Period! Souls being sold! 1 Tim. 1:10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; Rev. 18:13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
Some facts I found on the internet that make me sick! Children purchased for $20.00 -$70.00 by slavers in poor states such as Benin or Togo, and sold as slaves in sex dens or unpaid domestic servants in wealthier oil rich states such as Nigeria and Gabon. Slave trade in West Africa is thriving again after a 25 year lapse.
An FBI web site states that a teen age girl was taken from a Haitian orphanage and smuggled into Miami where she was forced to work as a domestic servant for up to 15 hours a day. She received NO pay, was not allowed to go to school and was at times beaten.
The majority of victims are women and young girls and come from Central America and Asian countries. They are taken mainly for commercial prostitution and domestic servants. Men and boys are taken for migrant farm work, restaurant and service related work.
Not all victims in the US are foreign. An Anchorage man was found guilty of recruiting runaways from other parts of the country, to work as prostitutes. He controlled them by getting them addicted to crack cocaine and keeping them in a small closet for days at a time, and beating them.
An estimated 2.4 million people . . . 1.2 million are children, are trafficked each year generating about $7 billion dollars a year. It is one of the world’s 3 largest illegal trades, besides arms and drugs. People are sold for as little as $30.00. Slave trade reduces and abuses people as commodities. Slave trade is the fastest growing form of international crime. It will absolutely get worse with each passing day, climaxing at an alarming rate in the Tribulation.
#29. Antisemitism (Anti-Semitism) is hatred and hostility toward the Jews. Hitler’s Nazism was the most extreme example of antisemitism which led to the holocaust devastation of millions of European Jews.
Worldwide anti-Semitism is growing at a shocking rate. Some compare parts of Europe to the 1930’s. We are seeing prophecy being fulfilled before our very eyes!
Zech. 12:2-3 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto ALL the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.  And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for ALL people: ALL that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though ALL the people of the earth be gathered together against it. Zech. 12:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy ALL the nations that come against Jerusalem. Emphasis mine.
ALL nations . . . including the United States, shall go against Israel. God says so. So far, our government has been for Israel. But the day that our leaders will turn their back on Israel is rushing at us break-neck speed! Jesus tells us to “watch,” (Mat.24:42-43; 25:13; Mk.13:33-35,37; Luke 12:30; 21:36) meaning to live as if He were to come TODAY at the Rapture for His bride.
Second Coming. God tells us just what shall happen!
Zech. 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Compare Joel 3:2. ALL people will be against Israel, and do things to her that will be inexcusable.
With Antichrist as the world leader anything goes!
Zech. 14:3 Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. In the day of battle . . . like when our Great God fought for Israel against the Egyptians at the Red Sea (Ex.14:14; 15:3).
Zech. 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. Just like God made a way for Israel to get away from Egypt through the divided sea, so too will He divide in two "the Mount of Olives." Half the split mountain is forced northward, half to the south, with a valley between. The place of Jesus’ departure at His Ascension (Acts 1:9-12) shall be the exact place of His Return (Zec.14:4). Too, the "manner" of His return also shall be similar (Acts 1:11). He shall probably "come from the east" (Mat.24:27). This was the scene of Jesus’ agony: but it shall also be the scene of His glory. See: Eze. 11:23; 43:2, "from the way of the east.
#30. The capability will exist for an army of 200 million soldiers. Rev. 9:16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. John sees a specific number of soldiers preparing for or entering into war. In 2004, it is said that China had an estimated 208,143,352 in its population alone fit for military service. In 2006, that number had risen to 281,240,272 men fit for military service.
#31. Drug use will be rampant. Rev. 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. The original Greek for the word 'sorceries' is pharmakeia, meaning the use of drugs and/or sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and nurtured by it.
#32. Many will rejoice in their unrighteousness. 2 Thes. 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. People will be subject to believing the lie the Antichrist will present to the world after the Rapture of the Church, leading many of them to eternal damnation. It seems God allows them to be deceived, as judgment for their bold defiance of Him. What a frightening thought!
#33. Aliyah will be taking place. Aliyah is Hebrew for the physical return of the Jewish people, the children of Israel, to their ancient Promised Land, Zion, from all lands abroad. God has promised to bring the Jews (descendants of Abraham) back to their Promised Land from all the nations of the world where He had scattered them! This is being fulfilled as you read these words. Ezekiel 36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
#34. Mankind's state of rebellion will be so great, the Rapture will catch them completely off-guard. Luke 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
#35. Idolatry will be common. Rev.9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
#36. Israel will exist as a nation in the latter days. Read Eze.37:1-14 for this prophecy. Israel's birth as a nation will have happened in one day. This was fulfilled on May 14, 1948 as seen prophesied in: Isaiah 66:8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once?
#37. Israel will be in possession of Jerusalem (has been since 1967). This happened as a result of the Six-Day War in 1967. The capture of Jerusalem was critical from a prophetic standpoint as the Antichrist will someday enter a rebuilt Holy Temple that will be standing in Jerusalem at the midpoint of the Great Tribulation Period where he will declare himself to be God. This event, referred to by most as the abomination of desolation, is documented in Daniel 9:27 and Mat.24:15.
#38. Israel will be surrounded on every side by enemies. Psalm 83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. This in my estimation will not be too far off.
#39. The possession of Jerusalem will be the source of international conflict. We are seeing this happening today. This is a huge sign to believers. Zech.12:3-a And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: . . .
#40. Christians will be lukewarm in their faith. In Christ's address to the seven churches, He has little good to say about the church in the last days. Rev. 3:15-16 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. I will = Greek for: “I am about to,” “I am ready to,” or “I intend to.” How Jesus treats the people in this lukewarm church (that of today) depends on their treatment of Him.
#41. Religious cults will flourish. I study false teachers and false doctrines with a passion. There are many false preachers who are getting rich on people’s lust for riches, and so many of these people are bringing another gospel and another Jesus (Gal.1:6; 2 Cor.11:14) in their sermons . . . sermons that simply tickle itching ears (2 Tim.4:3). Cults are literally rampant!
2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
#42. Christians will be hated for their faith in and connection with Christ. Mark 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. TRUE Christians will be hated because of their refusal to do evil.
Mat. 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. As the world’s lust for sin, pleasure, sex, riches, violence, sports, etc. increases, believers will be hated because we take a firm stand for Jesus!
#43. Mankind has the capability to destroy all life on the planet. The invention of weapons of mass destruction in man’s hands (Mat.24:22).
#44. The Earth will swim in a sea of violence. Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. How was it in Noah’s time? Gen. 6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. We are witnesses to this as we live each new day.
The Rapture could happen at any time! Jesus could come in the clouds today and get us.
The Second Coming of Christ
RAPTURE . . . No One Knows When
We as Christians should be interested in the Lord’s Second Coming. If a person is not looking forward to His Coming, it really is very doubtful that they are saved. Col. 3:1-2 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.  Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Jesus’ original disciples really wanted to know when His Second Coming would take place. “Tell us, when shall these things be...?” (Mat. 24:3). This should be how we feel!
The setting up of the Kingdom of God on Earth is a basic doctrine of the Bible. If we obey and take the command seriously to pray “Thy Kingdom come,” from a sincere heart, we really want to know all things that have to do with that Kingdom, as far as God reveals them, including the Biblical teaching as to when the Rapture will occur in the series of prophesied events.
Some think it is not of urgent importance. I strongly disagree. Christ’s repeated warning has a real sense of crisis (Mat.24:36-44; Mark 13:32-37; Luke 12:34-40; 21:34-36). It is extremely important to know and understand that we should be eagerly looking for Him to take us to Himself (John 14:2-3).
Some believe that the Lord will come for us at the end of the Tribulation. I cannot go along with this. There is no sense of urgency in us if we believe this, for we “know” Jesus will NOT come for at least seven years. That is the doctrine of “My lord delayeth his coming” (Mat. 24:48), which places us in danger of not being prepared (careless living), in reference to preparing for the Lord’s unexpected Coming.
When we “know not” when the Lord may come (the doctrine of imminence, nearness), we make every effort to be ready for it anytime, “for every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure” (1 John 3:3). We need to judge ourselves (1 Cor.11:31) that we be not judged. If we realize that Christ could come at any moment, it is a great motivating factor for us to live a righteous life. A very interesting fact: 2 Tim. 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. A “crown of righteousness” is reserved for those who love the doctrine of the Rapture.
HOW CLOSE ARE WE?
Are we really approaching the end of the age? The disciples asked Jesus: “When?” And the Lord gave signs pointing to His Second Coming in glory. And we know the Rapture will come not less than seven years earlier.
There was one incident recorded in the Gospels when the Jews were asking for a sign from Heaven. Matthew 16:2-3 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? (KJV)
Those religious leaders could not discern the signs of the times because they refused to believe Jesus and the Scriptures. Today, we are confronted with a similar situation. Will we also close our eyes to the Truth? Can’t we see that the stage has been set for the end time prophecies to be fulfilled? No, we do not know for sure exactly when the 70th Week (the Tribulation) will begin. But God gives us a great many clues (as I have earlier stated) that we can know the approximate time. Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. When God is about to do something with regard to Israel He sends prophets to warn the people. At this time, no prophet is on the scene, so we have to go to the writings of the prophets. During the Tribulation, there shall be prophets again, but the greatest Prophet of all . . . the Lord Jesus Christ . . . gives another sign which is nothing less miraculous. It is the sign of Israel. Mat.24:32-34 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:  So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.  Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. The fig tree is a symbol of Israel (Hosea 9:10). The parable therefore seems to reveal that when Israel is back on her original land, and she must be if the prophecies are to be fulfilled (Isa. 66:8), then the generation which saw the rebirth of the nation (1948) will not pass until the Messiah returns. The fact that Israel is back in the Middle East is a SURE sign that the prophecies concerning the Kingdom as well as God’s judgment on the nations can now be fulfilled.
The Lord gave a statement, the meaning of which is to me is clear as day: Luke 21:25-b . . . and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
The Dec.26, 2004 tsunami is a clear sign of the nearness of “redemption.” Redemption for the Israelites will be when they finally recognize their Messiah, and they will be delivered (Jer. 30:7; Dan. 12:1). Redemption for us Christians when we will be raptured to Heaven (Rev.4:1; 5:8-10; 1 Thes.4:15-17; John 14:2-3; Rom. 8:23). We’re almost there! That’s how close we are to the Rapture and to the Glorious Second Coming of Jesus Christ. And we must remember, God’s clock is different than ours! 2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (KJV)
Our Lord says: Rev. 22:16-b . . . I am... the bright and morning star. Although the world is about to enter its darkest hour . . . “the hour of temptation” (Rev. 3:10). We look anxiously to the breaking of the “light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn and the day star arise...” (2 Pet. 1:19-b). The Rapture is that meeting in the sky when the dawn’s bright “morning star” . . . our Redeemer, will appear in the sky to take us home with Him (John 14:3). It will be then that our Hope, the Sun of Righteousness (Mal. 4:2), the Day Star (2 Pet.1:19) shall arise at His Coming at the Rapture. It will then get very dark in the world (meaning the Great Tribulation).
People say that the word “rapture” is not in the Bible. Yes! That is true literally. But the ever so clear revelation of its doctrine IS in the Bible. It gives us HOPE of better things to come!
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; . . . . . . . Come, Lord Jesus, come!!!
The Second Coming of Christ
Brief Review of End Time Events
BELIEVERS' RESURRECTION AND RAPTURE
Jesus will return in the clouds in the sky. He will NOT come to the Earth at the Rapture. In “the twinkling of an eye,” those who have died believing in Christ as Saviour will be resurrected to life, and those who are living and believe in Him will be snatched away (raptured) to meet Him in the air. All those raptured will then travel with Jesus to prepare for eternity in Heaven. All persons will be given immortal bodies . . . bodies which will never age, never die, never have pain, never harbor disease, never have sad memories and never sin again. (1 Thes.4:13-18; Rev.21:4,25-27; 22:3,5).
FATE OF NON-BELIEVERS
Persons who have rejected God's grace (rejected Jesus as Saviour and rejected His Sacrifice for their sins on the cross) will remain on Earth (left behind). They will face various warfare, deprivations, death, persecution and other horrors of a seven-year period . . . the Great Tribulation which Jesus warned will be the worst period in the history of the Earth. (Mat.24:21).
Jesus warns of wars and rumors of wars (Mat.24:6). Near the time of the Rapture will probably come two wars: the destruction of Damascus (Isaiah 17) and the Battle of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38 & 39). In the Battle of Gog and Magog, Russia and her Arab-Muslim confederates will invade Israel in overwhelming force, but God will deliver Israel from defeat. During the Tribulation, nations will wage war against each other; see the Second Seal Judgment of Rev. 6, with its horseman who rides on a fiery red horse, armed with a large sword (nuclear weapons) by which hundreds of millions of people are killed. Armed forces of the world will invade Israel in great force. In the Middle East and throughout the world, horrific wars will rage, climaxing in the Battle of Armageddon which Christ Jesus will end with His Second Coming.
The Tribulation will last seven years and will occur after the Rapture and before the Second Coming of Jesus. The first 3 1/2 years will be relatively peaceful because the Antichrist will present himself as a man of peace. Mid-way, Antichrist will break the peace treaty with Israel (Dan.9:27), revealing his true colors. The last 3 1/2 years will be horrendous!
FATE OF SAVED PERSONS
DURING THE TRIBULATION
Saved believers (saints) will be in Paradise (the Father's house, John 14:2) with Jesus. All those resurrected at the Rapture will participate in two events:
#1. The Judgment Seat of Christ, is where each believer will appear before Judge Jesus to be judged for his/her service to others during life on Earth. At this judgment, the believer will receive rewards for good fruit (good deeds, witnessing) and lack of rewards for bad fruit (bad or absent works, lack of witnessing). Believers will place crowns they have earned in life before Jesus in praise, adoration, and thanksgiving (Rev.4:10).
#2. Marriage to Christ, the Bridegroom (Rev.19:7), and Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Rev.19:9); Each believer’s robe will have been washed in the Blood of Christ Jesus (1 Pet. 1:18-19), and His righteousness applied to us (1 Cor.1:30), so that we are clothed as a bride suitable for the Bridegroom, Jesus. Jesus’ bride is the Body of believers in Him (the TRUE Christian Church).
FATE OF UNSAVED PERSONS
DURING THE TRIBULATION
Unbelievers (the wicked as the Bible calls them) will live in agony on Earth during the Tribulation. The following will be in store for them:
#1. Evil government, the unholy trinity will rule the Earth: Satan, the Antichrist, and the False Prophet. Persecution of Jews and newly converted Christians will be rampant. ALL people will be required to take the mark of the Beast (Rev.13:16-17; 14:9-11; 16:2). Any one refusing this mark will be excluded from all benefits of society (buying or selling anything, health care, etc.) and probably executed. BUT, anyone who takes the mark will be doomed to eternity in Hell.
God will never leave mankind without hope. He will raise up 144,000 Jewish evangelists (Rev.7) and will send Two Witnesses from ancient times (Elijah? Enoch?) (Rev.11:3;13). Their efforts will result in millions of persons accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour (Tribulation saints), but these will be beheaded as soon as they are identified by the Antichrist's government (Rev.6:9-11; 7:13-17).
#2. God’s judgments: God will unleash 21 judgments (7 Seal, 7 Trumpet, 7 Bowl Judgments) on Earth to try to bring sinful man to Him.
#3. Wars: Armies from the four corners of the Earth will engage in worldwide war, marching into Israel for the final battle (Armageddon). A large part of the Earth's population will die from the wars and judgments they must endure. One of the armies (the Kings of the East) will field a 200-million man army (Rev.9:16).
THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST JESUS
Jesus' First Coming was two-thousand years ago. He came as a meek, suffering Messiah to become our Sacrificial Lamb. Jesus' Second Coming will occur AFTER the Rapture (7 years AFTER the Tribulation starts). Jesus will then come as a bold and powerful Ruler, Judge and King of kings . . . the roaring Lion of Judah. NO humility at His Second Coming! He will come in glory and majesty (Dan.10:1-9; Mat.17:1-9; Acts 7:55-56; 9:3-6; Rev.1:12-20).
TRIUMPH OF GOOD,
DEFEAT OF EVIL
#1. Jesus' followers (those who believed in and followed Him on Earth) and angels will form a mighty army, descending on the Mount of Olives at Jerusalem to participate in His victory over Satan (Zech.14:2-4).
#2. The Antichrist and the False Prophet will be captured and cast alive into the Lake of Fire (Rev.19:20). Satan will be bound and thrown into the Abyss, an inescapable pit (Rev.20:1-3). The armies at Armageddon attempt to overcome Jesus but all will be killed (Rev.19:21).
#3. Judgment of the nations: Jesus will judge the nations; separating goats (evil persons who have mistreated Jews and Christians during the Tribulation) from sheep (good persons who have not mistreated Jews and Christians). The goats will be thrown into Hell, but the sheep will be allowed to enter the Millennial Kingdom.
THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM
Christ Jesus will rule the world for 1000 years from Jerusalem (Isaiah 65:17-25; Zep. 3:11-13; Zec. 9:9-10; Zec. 14:16-21). With Satan bound in the Abyss, this millennium will be a time when Earth's residents enjoy unprecedented peace and long life. Resurrected raptured believers will assist Jesus in the rule of the Millennial Kingdom. These believers will not marry and reproduce because they have transformed, eternal bodies and will have no need to reproduce (Mat.22:30).
Those found worthy at the judgment of nations (the sheep in Jesus' Parable of the Sheep and Goats) (Mat.25:31-46) will marry and reproduce, and they will be subject to Satan’s final temptation.
At the end of the 1000 years, Satan will be loosed and allowed to leave the Abyss to enter Earth for a short time to tempt man one last time. Incredibly, millions of men and women who have known the peace of the Millennial Kingdom under Jesus’ rule will give in to Satan’s temptation. But, each and every one who do, will be punished for eternity in Hell because of their rebellion. All those who do not sin under Satan's temptation will be admitted to Heaven.
THE GREAT WHITE THRONE,
JUDGMENT OF GOD
This judgment, shall occur at the end of the 1000 years, and is reserved for sinners of ALL time who have not accepted Jesus Christ as their Saviour and who have not repented of their sins. ALL unbelievers of ALL ages, ALL the wicked shall be resurrected and stand before this Judgment. ALL will receive the same verdict . . . the Lake of Fire (Rev.20:11-15). No one who has accepted Jesus . . . it is my opinion that no person who has his or her name written in the Lamb's Book of Life will appear at this judgment.
All persons’ souls will live forever, either in Heaven or in Hell. It is entirely YOUR decision! Choose wisely! You do NOT want Hell!
HEAVEN (NEW JERUSALEM)
God will cleanse the Earth of all reminders of unrighteousness by intense fire (2 Pet.3:11-12). I think New Jerusalem (Heaven) will then descend to Earth. The Apostle John was allowed to get a glimpse of this magnificent city built for believers. He wrote about what he was allowed to see in Heaven in Revelation 21 & 22. All persons who have accepted Christ Jesus as Saviour and Lord will spend eternity in Heaven with God the Father, our Lord Jesus, the angels, and fellow believers. Jesus’ Sacrifice on the cross will be completed in Heaven. He died for us, for more than one reason, but we have not yet tasted the fullness of His Sacrifice for us. Jesus’ Sacrifice on the cross will be completed in Heaven. We will be completely free of sadness, bitterness, and negative thoughts only when we are in Heaven. We will be completely free of illness and death only when we are in Heaven. We will be completely free of sin only when we are in Heaven. Make certain you spend eternity in Heaven! No earthly experience, no matter how wonderful, can ever prepare you for the beauty, wonders, joy, and magnificence that God has promised for you for eternity in Heaven!
John 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
1 Cor. 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
2 Cor. 12:4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
WARNING: God does NOT decide whether you spend eternity in Heaven or Hell. YOU do! You make your own decision in life by what you do with Jesus! You either accept or reject Jesus, which is God’s GIFT of eternal life in Heaven (Rom.5:15-18; 6:23; 2 Cor.9:15; Eph.2:8). Please do not reject God’s grace! Salvation is eternal life in Heaven! Salvation comes ONLY through belief in Jesus as Saviour and Lord, and His Sacrifice on the cross for YOU, for forgiveness of your sin. If you have not made the decision to spend eternity in Heaven, you still have time. Otherwise, it is HELL! You can make that decision today. Come home to the Father's house. . . . He is waiting for you.
The TRUTH about SALVATION
How does a person get to Heaven? Some teach that if the good things you do outweigh the bad, God will let you in. That is FALSE! If you believe that, you are headed for Hell (John 3:16, 36; 8:24; 14:6).
There is only ONE Way to Heaven according to the Bible. That is faith in the Blood of Jesus Christ. You could NEVER do enough good deeds in 100 life times to permit you access to Heaven. You could NEVER buy your way to Heaven with all the money in the world. You can NEVER perform enough rituals or sacraments no matter what church you belong to. Faith in Christ is the only way.
The Bible tells us we all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Rom.3:23). Since God allows nothing bad or evil to enter Heaven (Rev.21:8, 22:15), NO sinner is permitted. We must first believe God, and trust and accept what Jesus did for us on the cross. Only then will the Father credit our account with the righteousness of His Son (1 Cor.1:30; Rom.3:22, 25-26). Only our faith can make us right in God’s eyes, just as Abraham’s faith made him right in God’s eyes all those many years ago (Rom. 3:25-26; 4:3,5-6, 9,22; Gal.3:6).
We have absolutely NO righteousness of our own (Isa.64:6), any righteousness we possess must come through faith in Christ (Philip. 3:9; Rom.5:1-2).
If you think you can EARN your way to Heaven, if you think you can establish your own righteousness, you are 100% wrong! IF you could earn your way to Heaven, then our precious Lord Jesus died for nothing!
Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. IF we could be saved by keeping the law, or doing good, then there was no need for Christ to die.
God is pure and holy. We are vile sinners, actually we are His enemies. God cannot even look at sin. We must be made “right” in His eyes to have fellowship with Him. Only acceptance of Jesus justifies us, gives us access to the Father and makes us His friends (Rom.5:1-10). There is NO other way! Many say that Way is too narrow (Mat.7:13-14). But friend, that Way is wide enough for the whole world if they choose to walk it!
Many who seek God are confused about what He wants them to do. False teachers give so many answers to this question. But salvation really is simple. Pleasing God does NOT come from any work we do, but from Whom we believe. You must believe Jesus is who He claims to be. We must, like Peter believe He is the Christ, the Son of the living God (Mat.16:16).
John 6:28-29 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?  Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. The ONLY “work” God desires of us, is that we believe Him!
Salvation is a Gift (Rom.6:23; Eph.2:8-9)! It is absolutely FREE to “whosoever.” John 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. Only Jesus has the KEY to Heaven! IF we believe in Him, we have everlasting life in Heaven. Believe God! And Heaven is yours! (John 5:24; 8:24; 1 John 5:10-12).
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