But there were times when when they heard the words of the Lord, they were not in a hurry to ask their questions at the same time, but sought the Lord privately (alone) in silence and then presented their questions.
You may be wondering why it should be private? It is because, they needed to be very careful to receive answers to their troubling questions.
The questions we read in Matthew 24 Let’s read;
Matthew 24:1 “And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?”
As you can read in the third verse, the Bible says that they followed the Lord privately, alone at a time when there was no disturbance of the congregation, or the brethren or any other activity.
When the environment is calm there is great peace, and the Lord is not in any ministry, then together they follow him, asking him the three great questions concerning the end of the world.
Now carefully consider these questions, because remember it cost the apostles “privacy”, to understand its answers. And that is why they are not swayed by false doctrines, which are related to the last days, as it is today that many Christians are swayed by things that are not even in the scriptures, that is all because we do not want to be spiritually quiet to hear what Christ has to say in His Word.
The questions themselves were these;
1) When will these things be?
2) And what is the sign of your coming
3) and the end of the world
Starting with the first question,
1)When will these things be?
The question directly focused on the day, date, and year, the disciples wanted to know when “he” would return, when he would come to pick up his church, what date, year and month. Then the Lord Jesus directly answered their question in verses 36-44 and told them.
Matthew 24:36 “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh”.
Do you see there? He made it clear that the day he was coming back no one knew, it was a mystery of God, but he did not leave them alone in the air to know it, but went on to tell them what the day would look like, that they should not think that day there would be any change in appearance on earth.
One day like the other, people will be eating and drinking, planting and reaping, investing, the nation’s economy growing, getting married, as it was in the days of Noah and Lot, but all of a sudden, closing and closing, Jesus has returned and taken His saints .
Just like today when Christ returns today, you will not believe, because you would probably expect to see some great sign in heaven, or many people going to church? engaging in their daily activities, that is where some will be in the field, some in bed as he said. It is a very different day that will be completely out of reach for most people.
2) The second question was what was the sign of your coming;
They wanted to know now, the signs that would show him soon to arrive. There you will see him describing the signs from verses 4-28, that there will be false prophets, earthquakes, wars, diseases (Corona), the emergence of Israel, the rising of the rebellion, he told them if you see all this then know I am at the door to return.
We have witness all the things, and there is nothing that has not yet completed. So this shows that any day we will see Jesus Christ. As they say the sign of rain is clouds, we have seen all the signs and no one who doesn’t know its only the trumpets to blast.
3) And the third and final question, was related to the end of the world.
They wanted to know, too, what the end of the world would be like, let alone the day of his return, what would the resurrection be like? It will be a flood as it was with Noah, or the world will continue to exist forever. But we read that the Lord Jesus answered that question in Matthew 24:29-30;
Matthew 24:29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
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.
This is a very sad day, because the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the earth will be shaken, and the people will long for the mountains to fall, and they will die, just to avoid the wrath of God.
Judgment Day scares Until God Himself asks why do you long for that day? It is the worst day that has ever happened in the history of the world.
Suffice it to say, but these things you should know, that the day without the sign of Christ’s return, the question is! How have you place yourself? Are you still out of Christ? If not then repent today and receive Christso that he can change your life, and then be ready to be baptized in many water and in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins.
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Shalom People of God
Let us share the good news of God..
In this day we are living there is great spiritual turmoil that ever before.
And the originator of that is the devil because he knows in our new covenant the essence of the Church is the HOLY SPIRIT. So he knows if he allows the Spirit of God alone to rule the church, he will miss so many people.
So from the time of the apostles, he changed his military tactics, wanting to attack the church, he no longer came in the flesh, but he came with deceiving spirits like the true Holy Spirit but not.
So from that time on he began to offer very many offerings of those spirits. So far the offerings he has are so high that if you are not careful you will be attacked by the spirits of deception and think it is the Holy Spirit and it is a lie. We live in a time when we don’t suppose to believe every spirit that people preach.
And that is why the apostles warned us and said..
1 John 4:1 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world”.
Now in order to be safe we need to know the true character of the Holy Spirit, so that we can be at peace with what we have received.
1) The first characteristic is that He will make you holy:
As His name is, “the Holy Spirit”, that’s what He does in a person when He officially comes upon Him, He will make Him holy. As He said in 1 Corinthians 3:16, that our bodies must be holy because the Spirit who dwells in us is Holy. So He must make sure that all the fruits of the Spirit are in you properly (Galatians 5: 22-23).If you see receiving the Holy Spirit and he doesn’t give you the hungry of being Holy as you go on with the World things, half naked clothes, bongo fleva musics, and many ungodly things, then know that’s not the Spirit of God, no matter how long you speak in tongues. Run there, real quick.
2) He will guide you into the knowledge of all the truth (John 16:13):
Another function of the true Spirit of God, is that He will not leave you in the same state, of spiritual ignorance you have always had, He must take you to intellectual steps until you stand firm in scriptures.
But if you see yourself saved and years go back, you don’t know anything about the Word of God, all you know is about witches and demons, know that He is not the Holy Spirit you received but another enemy spirit is in you.
3) He will testify of Christ in you:
The Holy Spirit’s job is to bear witness to Christ in the midst of his church, and not of any human being. If it means the essence of the church you are in, or the ministry you are serving, it must be the Lord Jesus Christ.
And not some man, or some saint. If you see that Christ is not given any priority, or is considered just an extra person, know that the spirit of the antichrist is there.
1John 4:2 “Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
4) He will put a gift or ministry in you (1 Corinthians 12):
The gifts of the Holy Spirit puts forth for the purpose of building up the church of God.
Impossible, you have been saved for many years and years, and you have said you have received the Holy Spirit but your work in the kingdom of heaven is not visible. One of the tasks of the Holy Spirit is to place the gifts in us.
So if you will not be a pastor, or a prophet, or an evangelist, or a deacon, or a gifted linguist, etc. then you will be another useful in the church like giving, singing, sponsoring etc. But it is impossible for a member to be completely useless in the body of Christ, who comes and goes, all these years, in seeing that you know that the Spirit you have received is not of God, but of the enemy.
5) He will move you to pray in you. (Romans 8:6)
Scripture says the Holy Spirit is sick in us, in a way that cannot be uttered. If it means a true Christian who has received the Spirit, he will not find peace to sit for weeks, months, years without praying. The joy of salvation will only depart from him, so he will have to be a good beggar, attend vigils, and fast sometimes.
But if you find you have peace, stay a whole month without praying, and in you do not feel anything, or any burden, then you have received another Spirit of the enemy. Evaluate yourself again.
These five (5) characteristics, if you see them in you. So know that the Spirit you have received is truly the Holy Spirit, be at peace. But if not all these things are in you, it is the Spirit of God who is in you. All you have to do is signify being saved in your life.
That is, truly repent of your sins, and then be baptized in the proper baptism by immersion in the name of JESUS CHRIST (Acts 2:38). Then after that, the true Spirit will come into you, begin to take those other steps.
Remember these are the last days, and we are very tempted to try those spirits, do not be satisfied with only one behaviour, Ask yourself all those are visible within you?
God Bless you.
Matthew 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.
Praise be to the Lord Jesus…
If you want to know that all things has been completed, what is awaited is only the rapture, look at the state of the harvest in the Lord’s field. Try to compare the people who came to Christ in the apostolic age, and the people who are now saved in our day.
When the gospel was first preached in the area, the response of the people to the conversion of Christ was so dramatic, Remember only after Pentecost, the church was multiplying by thousands, by very little gospel. And that in a very short time Christianity spread throughout the world, and not just spread, but preached (Colossians 1: 6, 1 Thessalonians 1: 8).
But look now things are different, No one who doesn’t know the gospel, or the knowledge of Christ, we all know it, but ask yourself why people do not want to be saved, they are the ones who are going so far away from Christianity. That the prove to show that the harvests has finished in the field only weed remained.
And that has now led to the conversion of the gospel no longer to attract people, but to witness. When you see, the gospel has reached you in your bed holding your phone and reading, know that it is not to attract you, that is just a testimony, if you see the gospel has reached you in your living room watching TV with your family, the gospel reaches you in the leaflets you read on the street. You are given a free bible on your phone, things that never existed before.
So know that this is not the gospel to draw you back to Christ . It is the gospel of TESTIMONY.
So that when you die in your sins, you have no reason to say I have never heard, or seen, or been told.
Just ask yourself, why with all these sermons preached to you and heard throughout your life, and you still have no change in you. Do you think that is normal? No, usually just one Word will be enough to make you holy according to Hebrews 4:12.
But you have not turned away because you are not Wheat but just a weed.
What is left now is God watching at least if there will be a few remnant to save. But I want to tell you, one of these days that counts, we are going to witness a very big change in the world. We will witness the great act of the Rapture of the church.
These are the words of the Lord Jesus, (Matthew 24: 40-42) will be fulfilled. That night two will be asleep one will be taken, one will be left. Two women will be grinding (meaning they will be in their business), one will be taken and one will be left. Those who will be left behind, while on earth what is going on, will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Remorseing why they did not obey God’s voice at that time, when it gently drew them to Him. They’ll cry and mourn, really don’t be one of them.
But those who are raptured will go straight to heaven with their glorious bodies, at the feast of the Lamb. In unparalleled pleasure, Wiping away tears from their misery they were going through here on earth for Christ’s sake.
Brethren, you may see these things as stories, or things that will happen 5 thousand years in the future, do not deceive yourself. When Jesus said REPENTANCE, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. He was not lying. It is true that the kingdom of heaven was at hand, He didn’t lie, it true that the kingdom of heaven was near, Just asking yourself what will we say now?
Turn around, when you hear the gospel at this time.
You may have received Jesus, and you are going through a very serious and probably incurable disease, and you wonder how it is possible for me, a man of God, to have a disease like this ?, or my son? While I am very God-fearing and striving to walk in His ways ?.
When you find yourself in such a situation do not start to murmur, but rather be the one to seek to know more about God’s Word, because God’s Word is the cure for the condition you are going through.
Now if you think you are a servant of God and you are going through that problem, think about Job, maybe he pleased God more than you, but he was healed of his problem when God’s time came.
Apart from him, there is another servant of God, the greatest in the Bible… with whom God was speaking face to face. And the Bible says that after him there never was a prophet like that.
Deuteronomy 34:10 “And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,
11 In all the signs and the wonders, which the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land”
This is Moses, whom we know well. But with this Prophet gaining that special favor before God, yet one day he had been afflicted with an incurable curse. One day he had once again found the LEPROSY which is white one that burns like snow.
Exodus 4:6 “And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.”
This was a servant of God who contracted leprosy, a disease that was the worst of all time, and was a curse and a plague and incurable. So Moses got this disease before God. You may wonder why God did not perform another sign, such as that of the serpents, instead giving him the sign of that Disease ?.
Why would he not just say to him, ‘Put your hand on your chest and suddenly it will come out of his hand with gold or diamonds, but on the contrary his hand turned to death,’
Why would God used that sign on Moses’ body his servant, and not for others who are not his follower or any animal?.
That is to show that even people who please God will sometimes go through illnesses, and even the most dangerous and incurable diseases, but the Lord will remove them as He removed them from Job and Moses.
Psalm 34:18 “The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
And that is why the Lord showed Moses the sign of sickness and healing, showing that He is a God who heals us.
“And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous. You have returned to the state of his body ”.
So do not let sickness, or the present distress, frighten us, or make us murmur, or let your fire of God quench! And it will end, Do not stop believing in God and do not stop serving Him, because God will only heal you in His time..and everything will return as it was. And do not allow your mind to dwell on your thoughts every moment, when such thoughts come to mind and lead you to think of other things, because the great battle of the devil is in our minds and thoughts.
Finally, the Word of God is a weapon as we have already said. If the devil knows you understand the scriptures well, he becomes very afraid of you..but if he knows theat you do not understand well, you became his friend, he will persecute you for every kind of suffering he knows. And if you have not received Christ the grace is calling you today, accept Jesus and be made a new creature.
God Bless you.
Shalom, let’s learn the words of life.
Most of us think the Lord Jesus was born with a perfect understanding of everything, or a knowledge of all things, No he was born and became as the way we are, with nothing known to him although he was a true God in the flesh.
It had to be that way, in order to fulfill God’s purpose, to be like Him in all things so that He might be an example for us to follow His way. So just by looking at the Life of the Lord Jesus we can learn things that even we ourselves can do.
Until the Lord reached the point of understanding many of God’s mysteries, it was not something he was born with, no, the Bible says.
Luke 2:52 “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”
Continuing in wisdom and stature, means to grow daily in the wisdom of knowing God, that is, from one level to another, one step at a time. God was looking for teachers to help him, And when he met them he was asking questions where he did not understand and giving his opinion where he was most understanding..
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Luke 3:46 “And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?
50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
Try to imagine, a 12-year old boy spends three days and nights, just sitting in church, studying the Bible, and that is his routine. How do you expect a young man like that to become an adult? Do you think he will become the same as others?
He just had to, he would be in the knowledge of God to know God faster, and so it was with the Lord, all things did not come to him suddenly in him, maybe he was born with it, so he didn’t need to add knowledge or learn no!.
Today, you will see a Christian doesn’t want to study the Bible, even when he goes to study he does not ask questions, his pastors, or his prophets, or his teachers, he is just listening and leaving, being told something even if it is strange to him, he will just accept it and say AMEN !
someone who is a Bible reader, he just has to come across a lot of incomprehensible things, and God has hidden them so deliberately, to instill in us a love of searching, and at the end of the day give him the answer. But if you just read the bible by having fun, or fulfilling a schedule, you realize that that is not God’s plan.
God wants us to study the bible not to read it as a newspaper, the Bible is a book of mysteries, there is no way a Christian can miss questions to ask God,that is not possible, it does not exist.
But Jesus was not ashamed to learn where He did not understand, and He used that opportunity well to follow His teachers of the law. The same to you if you want to grow in God’s wisdom and stature follow those who preceded you in faith such as your prophets, apostles, teachers, ask them questions about what you have learned from the Bible. And if there answers doesn’t satisfy you go to other pastors and ask them too,until the Holy Spirit reveal to you the true answer.
Although Jesus Christ was under his teachers, but at the end of the day he was the TEACHER TEACHER… He was a RABBI, He knew more secrets of the kingdom of heaven, than all the people who are being on earth, not only those who lived with him, but also those who preceded him.
Even if you are a person who is dissatisfied with the state of your understanding of God, and you start to learn, be sure that it will reach a time you will be a person of far-reaching levels, and God will reveal Himself to you in ways that you yourself will be amazed at.
Begin now, seeking your God, as earnestly as our Lord JESUS CHRIST.
God bless you.
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I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Welcome to learn the glorious words of life, as we have seen them today.
Christians are divided into three main groups, which are likened to fruit trees.
And the fruit trees are of three kinds;
1) Trees that bear real fruits
2) Trees that bear no fruits
3) Trees that bear wild fruits.
Starting with Trees that produce real
These are the trees that the Lord Jesus spoke of in the parable of the sower, saying that the seed sown in fine soil, some yielded 30 and some 60 and some 100 (Matthew 13: 8).
He said that they were Christians who, withstanding all the temptations of the devil, persevered and were able to bear fruit for God.
Luke 8:15 “But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience”.
What did they endure?
They endured the hardships and tribulations the devil brought upon them from their Christianity, they were able to keep the Word of God in their hearts, by not allowing the distractions of this life to interfere with them, to the point of disregarding the Word, and this group is very small. And Christ has promised to weed it, and cleanse it so that it will continue to bear more fruit. (John 15:2)
2) Trees that do not bear any fruits.
The parable of these trees, is the one that the Lord Jesus gave example of this parable;
Luke 13:6 “He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?
8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
9 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.
These are Christians, who, once saved, are relaxed, thinking that salvation is only a verbal confession and believing, then, and after that you go on with your own affairs.
They do not want to engage in spiritual pursuits after believing and being baptized, although God daily feeds them by teaching them and preaching His ways, but they do not show any change, They are neither evil nor good. But all the while, listening to God’s Word and receiving it, the group is very large.
Christ has promised not to deal with it for too long, it will come a time when it will be cut off, and when you are cut off, your story ends there, you are spiritually dead, no matter what you say I was saved long time ago.
The Lord Jesus expects, when we are saved, to show us the works that work for our salvation, from that time on, to be beggars, fasting, to share with others the good news of salvation, to contribute to our income the work of God to move forward, etc. But we are only God’s receivers, but we do not give up with him, let us know that our journey will not be long.
3) Wild fruit-bearing trees;
An example of these trees, is this one that God spoke of in Isaiah chapter 5.
Isaiah 5: 1 “Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill.
2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.
3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.
4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?
5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:
6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
This group is the worst, because, it is the group that bears the fruit of the other side,. These are Christians who, once saved, once they have been in the church for a long time, the things they show by their actions are the exact opposite of what Christianity should be. cheater etc and yet he says I am saved, I have been baptized, I have received the Holy Spirit, that is, in short what the worldly people do and he does, likewise, there is no difference.
This group is also very large and God has promised to remove it from its nursery (Killing).
Knowing that it is your responsibility as a Christian to examine yourself as to which group you are falling into, and what the consequences will be in the future.
Remember your in the period he has set you on earth he will come to spy. If you have been in salvation for many years and do not see anything your doing that is pleasing to God , or helping his gospel to move forward, ask yourself what are you doing? Is it cut or weeded. The answer you have, the answer I have.
So repent and turn around, receive Christ literally, and show diligence in reading his word, praying and worshipping him, then you will find the strength to bear fruits for him.
God bless you.
Shalom People of God let us study the Bible… God’s Word tells us in the book of …
Ecclesiastes 7:16 “Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?
What does it mean?
There are a few questions we can ask ourselves… .Why does it say that? .. Why is it wrong to be overly righteous… Why is it better to be overly righteous than to be wicked or to be a little righteous ?
It is true that if we read that verse in that sense we may be confused and see if the Bible confuses us to see that one part exhorts us to be righteous and here it tells us not to be overly righteous…. And this is none other than God, who created the heavens and the earth, who are revealed in JESUS CHRIST (Hebrews 1: 1-2, 2 Corinthians 5:19).
He cannot deceive us, Try to imagine since the creation of the sun. After all, we are the ones who always look to the sun to fix our seasons, and it is not the sun that relies on us… other gods made of sand and wheat, and limestone and pieces of wood that can be wrong but not our God Jehovah we worship through Jesus Christ to him There are no shortcomings.
When the Bible said we should not be overly it means..
“We should not be too self-righteous!”
Aperson that count for himself righteous he became proud and ignore others and see himself as a perfect than others.
Jesus saw Pharisees and Sadducees that are very self-righteous.
Luke 18:9 “And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Do you see? … Even the purity and holiness we have should not exceed the limits of self-righteousness!
Likewise if we have godly wisdom then we should not consider ourselves so wise of the Word of God that no one like us, and no one can add anything to us… if we do so we will be overly wise! .. and so we will destroy ourselves.
Ecclesiastes 7:16 “Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself”
The Pharisees and Sadducees destroyed themselves with their own excess of righteousness and thought they knew the Scriptures better than anyone else. At the end they found themselves not believing in Jesus and they end up resist and later they killed him.
Likewise you are a Pastor, or a Prophet or a Preacher or a Teacher or You have the Word of Wisdom and Knowledge, or you have the gift of healing, or the Faith or the miracles or you are a Believer who has a special Grace that God has bestowed upon you that may distinguish you from others in some way or wherever you are… Do not forget this word… “DO NOT BE RIGHTEOUS OVER MUCH”. Every day see yourself as nothing in the sight of God..it is only by the Grace of God you are as you are and not power .
Your right should not exceed the limits and see yourself you deserve to be as you are now, no one deserves it , we have been chosen by Grace …so no need of boasting ourselves because it’s by God’s grace.
Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
If you are not saved yet! So the rapture is about to happen the wrath of the Lord will be poured out on the earth and those who resist the son of God Jesus Christ they will be destroyed as it is written in Revelation 16.
The rapture is near when the saints (that is, all those who have accepted Jesus Christ and lived holy lives) will be caught up and go to heaven for the Lord to turn the wrath away. Where will you be? .. if today you are still rejecting Christ? If you still drink alcohol ,applying lipstick, wig wearer, adulterer, looking phonographic, charting unnecessary things (dirty), wearing half naked clothes, wearing trousers? .. Where will you be that day?
Today does not pass you by before you turn around, the bible says the hour of salvation is now. For that Repentance begin today to carry your cross and follow Christ.
Delete today all the secular music on your phone and all the dirty pictures as well as the numbers of the men / women you were chatting unnecessary things with. Also burn half naked clothes and cosmetics..stay as you are in your reality. And all the other ungodly things you were doing.
If you have done that … then you will have shown Christ that you have truly decided to follow Him in your actions. As it is written in
John 6:37 “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out”.
So He will be with you and you will feel a wonderful Peace that you have never heard before.
And after you have turned to Jesus in such a practical way. it is that of the baptism with many waters (John 3:23) and of the Name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38). And the Holy Spirit in you will help you to discern good and evil afterwards and so on. He will guide you until you reach perfection and above all he will enable you to overcome all the sins and temptations of this world, He will take care of it all.
If you do so sincerely you will be born again..and be among the chosen ones whom the Lord loves. And if the rapture pass today you will be among the chosen one to witness the feast of the Lamb which Christ had gone to prepare for us for two thousand years now.
There is a place tha Lord said these words…
Revelation 16:15 “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
Have you ever ask yourself why Lord said ” blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked”?
In normal circumstance one cannot come out naked and go somewhere naked maybe a person with mental disorder, but a person with sound mind it’s impossible to walk out naked while people see his or her naked.
But when Lord said that, he meant it’s very possible for a person to walk out naked and people see his shame, if the person will be at a certain environment. Let’s read this story in the bible
48 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and with staves to take me?
49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled.
50 And they all forsook him, and fled.
51 And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him:
52 And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
You see in this context?..The boy was among Jesus’ disciples, but when he saw a difficult situation that he is going to die with Jesus and he has been arrested, he left his linen cloth there and Fled from them naked and people saw his shame.
The same issue continues in our spirit nowdays..
When we decide to be disciples of Jesus we are being clothed with the Lord ” THE FINE LINEN CLOTH” , whereby the meaning of that cloth is “holiness” and we are proving it from…
Revelation 19:8 “And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints”.
When we decide to follow Jesus and be his disciples, we have to deny ourselves and bear our crosses, together with our fine linen clothes. And be ready to die with Jesus. But if we deny Lord let’s us know that we cannot run while having the fine linen clothes (righteousness of saints).
We have to leave the linen cloth before running and people will be able to see our shame.
Have you leave behind your linen clothes and run away? Just because you have go through difficult situations with your faith, isolation from parents, being hated by relatives, your boss doesn’t want you to pray, so because of these all you have decided to leave your linen clothes to Jesus( your righteousness ) and run away naked ( repeating the filth of the World). Remember God said this..
Revelation 16:15 “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame”.
Are you taking care of your linen clothes?… dont leave them to Jesus and run away naked because of troubles. Before you decide to follow Jesus remember to deny yourself, and know that you will face some troubles that can risk your life, in all these you dont need to take off your linen cloth, so that you can save your flesh.
Mark 8:35 “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it”.
May the Lord help us and Bless us
He comes as a thief!
Answer: Let’s read
2 Corinthians 3:6 “Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
To revive means to “Give life” Only God who can give out life to us. So when it says the letter killeth but the spirit giveth life means scripture without revelation of the Holy Spirit it can lose or kills person’s spirit ( Either a person to die physically or spiritually).
But if the scriptures used with the guidance of the Holy Spirit it gives life to a person even if the person was dead can be alive again.
Let’s see how the scripture kills a person physical and later in spiritual death.
How scripture can physically kill a person:
Leviticus 24:19 “And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbour; as he hath done, so shall it be done to him;
20 Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him again”.
Deuteronomy 19:21 “And thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot”.
When he says LIFE FOR LIFE, means a man who gave up the life of another for purpose must his life also to be taken away from him, or breaking someone’s tooth and his tooth must taken away from him too, and if he beat or eye piercing and his eye must be pierced.
This scripture and other scriptures taken as it is they must kill a person, many people were dying because of this scriptures, at past when a women found committing adultery her judgement was to be stoned untill to death.
But when the Holy Spirit came, he put it right through the mouth of our Lord Jesus Christ and say..
In Matthew 5:38 “Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.
41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Let’s see how scripture can kills someone spiritually
Lets see this scripture
1 Timothy 5:23 “Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.
This scripture has killed many people spiritually, and made them and up in alcoholics and careless life and the devil has nailed, his goal is to make people die without repentance so as people to go to hell of fire.
Let’s see other related scripture
Ecclesiastes 9:5 “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten”.
This scripture has kill many people spiritually, and end up believing that there is no other life after death, no hell of fire. So according to this scripture made many people to live the life that please them in this world and careless life with this conception that there is nothing going on after death, even after committing adultery no one to judge.
Jesus Christ, the Giver of life said in..
Luke 16:19 “There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day”
20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Here the Holy Spirit says there is judgement after death.
So it’s important to have the Holy Spirit as the helper or a teacher when reading scriptures for the better understanding, without the Holy Spirit it is very hard to understand the scriptures because you will end up giving yourself your own interpretations.
If you have not yet received Jesus , you will never understand scriptures, but once you decide to receive Jesus as your saviour and repent your sins and commit yourself never repeat them again and be baptized with the perfect baptism with many water as it is on this scripture (Yohane 3:23)and in the name of Jesus Christ , as the same day you receive Jesus the same day the Holy Spirit will begin to work in you and creat something new.
God bless you.