“If They Only Knew”

Posted: January 23, 2019 in Bible Prophecy, New World Order, Tribulation

All too often we act like fools and rush in where angels fear to tread as one song says. We think that we are invincible and that we’re the “Master of our our own fate, and the captain of our own ship.” But eventually we find out that we really aren’t. Many people end up enslaved to drugs, alcohol, illicit sex, or many other harmful things (Romans 6:16). Believe it or not, there is pleasure in sin (lawlessness) but it is often short lived (Hebrews 11:25). In the lake of fire, where all unbelievers go, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth forever (Matthew 25:30, 41, 46). We don’t want you or anyone else to go there. Do you know how to be delivered from that awful place?

Counsellor. King Solomon, who gave wise counsel to his son, didn’t follow it himself. He had 700 wives and 300 concubines who turned his heart away from God (1 Kings 11:3). After trying almost every vice available at that time, he wrote, “Vanity of vanity, all is vanity” when you live a life of carnality or independently of God (Ecclesiastes 1:2). He concluded, “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the difficult days come, And the years draw near when you say, ‘I have no pleasure in them’” (Ecclesiastes 12:1).

S.T.D. He also spoke of a young man who was enticed by an immoral woman and ended up with his flesh consumed, perhaps by a sexually transmitted disease which led to his untimely death (Proverbs 5:11). Such a thing could happen to anyone, Christians included, whether young or older, who yields to the temptations that come from our sin nature (Galatians 5:19-21; See 1 John 1:8). To overcome the temptations that come from our sin nature, we must learn how to walk by means of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16, 25; See Ephesians 5:18).

King David. Solomon’s father yielded to temptation and sinned by taking another man’s wife, Bathsheba, and committed adultery with her. He even had her husband murdered to try to cover up his sin (2 Samuel chapters 11, 12). When he was confronted by the prophet Nathan he confessed his sins and was forgiven by God, but the natural consequences of his sins followed him for the rest of his earthly life. Those who deny God’s existence (atheists) and who fail to give thanks to Him, are often given up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves (Romans 1:24).

Ignorant. We often do things without our fully knowing why we did them (See 1 Corinthians 4:4, 5). Had the devil and the wicked men of the world really known what they were doing when they crucified Christ, they wouldn’t have done it (1 Corinthians 2:8). But in crucifying Him, they provided for mankind a Savior (Acts 4:24-28; 5:29-32; John 1:29).

Solution? Today, there are many people who have been led to believe that the solution to the problems of the world is to have a one world government, and a one world religion. In a recent survey 76% of those polled thought this was the solution. [1] The hippies of the 1960’s sang, “What the world needs now is love sweet love….” But the type of love they wanted was erotic or perhaps brotherly love, but not God’s quality of “agape” love. This was demonstrated to us when God the Father loved the people of this world, who were enslaved by the devil and their own sin nature. While we were still His enemies (Romans 5:8-10) God the Father sent His only begotten Son to die in our place for our sins, once and for all (John 3:16; Hebrews 10:10). This “agape” love seeks the highest well being of its objects. It is explained for us in the “love chapter” of 1 Corinthians 13 and it is the “New Commandment” that Jesus gave to His disciples (John 13:34, 35). Only God the Holy Spirit can produce this kind of love in a “Spirit filled” believer (Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:22, 23). The Christian becomes responsible to direct it toward the right object, at the right time, for the right reasons (See 1 John 2:15-17; 3:16, 17; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Galatians 6:10).

N.W.O. Those who are pushing so hard for a one world government don’t realize what they are asking for or how soon it could be here, and how long it will last – a measly seven years before the Lord Jesus Christ completely destroys it and then set up His kingdom on/over the earth (Daniel 2:44, 45). Hitler’s “1,000 Year Reich” in Nazi Germany went on from 1933-1945. From a careful study of God’s Word, it seems like the New World Order is just around the corner. Many world leaders want globalism, and even the Pope of Rome is pushing it. He is reported to have said the the United States has a distorted vision of the worldand Americans must be ruled by a world government, as soon as possible, “for their own good.” [2] Tell us what you think of this statement. The stage is being set for the action that will take place here on earth once the true Church has been removed from earth to heaven in the event known as the “rapture” (John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). This event is “sure, sudden, silent, selective, and satisfying.” [3]

Clarifications. Contrary to what some folks believe, the “rapture” doesn’t begin the “Seven Years of Tribulation” spoken of by the prophets (Daniel 9:27; Jeremiah 30:7). It ends the “Dispensation of Grace” in which Christians now live (Ephesians 3:1-12). [4] Once the true Church, which is made up of all genuine believers from different denominations, is taken by force from earth to heaven, and God the Holy Spirit and His restraining power have been withdrawn from this earth (2 Thessalonians 2:7), it will be necessary for the 10 kings from the “Revived Roman Empire” and the “Harlot Ecumenical Church” to gain sufficient power to promote the “The Man of Lawlessness – The Beast” into power (Revelation 13:1-10; 17:13). Most of the Jews will also need to be back in the land of Israel for Him to sign a 7 year peace agreement with them (Daniel 9:27). Apparently something dramatic will happen after the rapture that will cause the Jews to leave New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and other places and go to Israel, the land that God promised to give to them as an everlasting possession (Genesis 15:18-21). Their land will extend from the Mediterranean Sea and from the River in Egypt to the River Euphrates during Christ’s 1,000 reign over the earth (See Revelation 20:1-7).

God’s Clock. Once the 7 year peace agreement with the Jews has been signed, God’s time clock with Israel will start up again (See Romans 9-11). Don’t believe or follow those who say that the Church has replaced Israel. [5] At the present time, the Jewish nation has been set aside, but not forsaken forever, while God graciously deals mostly with non-Jews and saves some of them. Once “the fullness of the Gentiles [non-Jews] has come in” (Romans 11:25), when all those whom God the Father has given to the Son have heard the clear Gospel, not the G.M.O. Gospel (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; John 6:37; See 2 Corinthians 11:4, 13-15), and have believed in/on the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, and been saved, the “rapture” will take place and the true Church will become “Christ’s Bride” (Ephesians 5:32). They will go with Christ to the place in heaven that Jesus said He would prepare for all believers (John 14:1-3; Revelation 21:9 ff).

Peace and Safety? During the first half of the Tribulation (3 ½) years, the Jews will be protected by “The Beast” (whom some refer to as the “anti-Christ”) and will enjoy great peace, prosperity, and safety while the rest of the world is suffering from wars, famines, and the death of ¼ of the world’s population (Revelation 6:1-8; See Matthew 24:6). This will cause Russia and her allies to come down on Israel during the middle of the Tribulation (Ezekiel 38, 39) to take a prey, mostly of food goods because they are hungry.

Russia’s Demise. But at that time “The Beast” will come to protect Israel and to fight against Russia and her allies. This is when Russia will be destroyed. During this battle, “The Beast” will be killed but then come back to life (Revelation 13:3). Then the “false prophet” will have an image of “The Beast” set up in the Jew’s rebuilt temple, and demand that everyone worship it and take the mark of the beast if they want to be able to buy or sell things (Revelation 13:14-18). Contrary to what some “Bible teachers” are saying, those who take this mark of their own volition will be doomed forever.

666. When the Jews refuse to worship his image (See Daniel 3:18), or take his mark, “The Beast” will go after them with a vengeance and try to destroy them once and for all (Revelation 12:13-17). They will flee to Petra/Sela, [6] which is about 100 miles south east of Jerusalem, where God will protect them (Isaiah 16:1; Matthew 24:15-20). The Jews will be affected primarily by the Trumpet Judgments and 2/3 of the rebel Jews will die during the last 3 ½ years of the Tribulation (Zechariah 13:8, 9; See Numbers 14:35). The Jewish remnant that physically survives “the time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7), will welcome their Messiah, Jesus when He comes back to the Mount of Olives (Acts 1:9-12; See Matthew 24:1 ff) to deliver them from the final attempt to annihilate the Jews in a place called “Armageddon” (Revelation 19:16; See Matthew 23:39; Zechariah 12:10; 14:12-15).

Ready or Not. God will fulfill all His unconditional promises to the Jews and separate ones that he made to the true Church (Romans 15:4; Titus 1:2). There are no sign miracles or anything that needs to take place before Christ returns. Will you be “caught up” to be with Him in the rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:17), or will you be left behind to enter the Tribulation in which over half of the population will die (Revelation 6:8; 9:15)?

Believe. The Good News you need to believe to be saved from having to spend eternity in the lake of fire with the devil and his angels (Matthew 24:30, 41, 46) is that Christ died for your sins…and rose again bodily on the third day (1Corinthians 15:3, 4). You must place your faith in Him alone to save you. We are not saved by our good works or by our faith plus our good works (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5). Have you placed your faith in Christ alone to save you? If not, why not now? If you’re a true Christian, but you’re not growing spiritually, we invite you to read our other articles in our “Blog” that deal with such things. (Go to http://www.kelseypeach.wordpress.com).

Help. We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). If you have questions and/or comments, share them with us. We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. To receive future articles as they come out, click on “Follow.” Join us on Facebook and Youtube for our Bible studies.

[1] https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/majority-of-world-population-supports-globalism-survey-finds

[2] https://prophecyinthenews.com/world_news/pope-francis-world-government-must-rule-u-s-for-their-own-good/

[3] https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/category/rapture/page/1/

[4] See our “Understanding the Times, Dispensations” chart on our website

[5] Replacement Theology. http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/reformed/replace.pdf

[6] Petra video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK1bwnqXvX4

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