Thank you…keep looking up!
I have watched many different things on this subject. I have dug into the scriptures on this subject. I may not always agree with everything this pastor speaks, but then I don’t agree 100% with any pastor. I will say that he said some things that I hadn’t heard until this video. I pray everyone would listen to and at least consider what he says and pray about it and as we are always told to fo, KEEP WATCHING AND LOOKING UP!
This morning I was having coffee trying to wake up and planning to drive to Tennessee to visit grandkids and son and daughter in law who are serving in the military.
I also thought back on this day 34 years ago when my first son was born! He is a fine man. Also serving in the military and based out of Norfolk. He shook my world 34 years ago! This morning sitting in our living room my morning violently shook again! I am in my 50’s and about 5 years ago we had 2 earthquakes in Oklahoma within a 2 week period that I felt in Arkansas. First time I had ever felt one in Arkansas. This morning again, Oklahoma had a 5.6 and in our house we heard a loud roar and windows were rattling and it literally felt like a truck ran into our home! I kid you not! I screamed and ran to my husband who was in the bathroom, and yelled WHAT WAS THAT? He said, “it is an earthquake”! I really thought something hit the house!
It is crazy. I don’t care why it is explained. Don’t care that people will say it’s fracking. Does it really matter? Jesus Christ told us. His word is true. I can’t help but wonder if most people just blow it off. We all better be taking inventory in our lives. JESUS IS COMING BACK!
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 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. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Praise His mighty name! Our King of Kings and the King of glory! Fear not dear brothers and sisters. If you are looking death in the face today…fear not. Praise the name of the Lord. Do nor fear what man can do to the body but instead fear the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!
2 Before the mountains were brought forth,or ever you had formed the earth and the world,from everlasting to everlasting you are God. #Bible
Every nation, every kingdom, every state, every city, every town, every home, every mom, every dad, every child, every person. YES, HE HAS ALL OF US. He will keep you if you choose to and desire to want Him to guide you. Do you want to follow Him and trust Him in all things? Good times and bad times? You choose because He will not force you or me or anyone to take the refuge He offers. This life is hard. It is also short. One day if you choose to follow Him, this life will be but a blurred past and we have a beautiful future that we currently cannot imagine.
The song below is done beautifully. I hope you listen.
Jesus said it. Jesus told us what “season” we would be in. Jesus told us that He told us ahead of time so we would know. We have to watch or you won’t have a clue. Today to add to the long list of things, we have our first case of ebola found in Dallas. Times are interesting to say the least. If we allow it we can get all worked up and bent out of shape. Keep your eyes on the ONLY ONE that matters! Jesus told us these things would come and He told us so that we would know and be ready and not so that we would be afraid.
3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
25 See, I have told you ahead of time.</u>
3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew asked him privately, 4 “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are all about to be fulfilled?”
5 Jesus said to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 6 Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many. 7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 8 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.
23 So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time.</u>
9 When you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.”
10 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
12 “But before all this, they will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. 13 This will result in your being witnesses to them. 14 But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. 15 For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. 16 You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. 17 All men will hate you because of me. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish. 19 By standing firm you will gain life.
20 “When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.
25 “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26 Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. 27 At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near
34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. 35 For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”
I could not agree more with the commentary that goes along with this verse. My sins might be different but sin is sin before God. We tend to put sin in categories. Not bad (misdemeanor), next one is a little worse but not as bad as some, then we have the really bad column. We even have one that we want to say is so bad they should not be allowed forgiveness. Thank the Lord that if we sincerely approach the throne and repent and turn from our sin, He will forgive us because of the blood of Jesus. I like the book of Jonah. He is a good example of what we think many times. He did not want to go to Nineveh to preach. He knew God was compassionate and would forgive them and they were evil people. He finally obeyed and then he went to sit and pout. God asked what his problem was and Jonah told Him. We would want God to continue being compassionate towards us when we mess up things, therefore we should rejoice for He is good!
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
David has committed adultery with Bathsheba and sent her husband Uriah to the front lines of battle to be killed. Through the prophet Nathan, God tells David that the son that was just born to him would die because of David’s sin. For seven days after this, David pleaded before God for the child’s life, through fasting and prayer. It is these kinds of words, like we see in Psalm 51, that pour out from David’s heart once he realizes that he sinned against the Lord. Thanks to Jesus Christ, being deceived into sin is not the end of our relationship with God, rather it should be a platform for repentance and prayer.
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.