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The wicked, defiant rulers of this world don’t want to submit to God or His authority. Some won’t even acknowledge that He exists. They refer to themselves as atheists whom God calls fools (Psalm 14:1). Skeptics should refer to themselves as agnostics.

The Psalmist asks, “Why do the nations [e.g. United Nations] rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, ‘Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.’He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision” (Psalm 2:1-4). Read the rest of this Psalm to find out what God will do to them. (Click below)

God could, and eventually will, destroy in a moment those who fail to trust in Him for their salvation. But before He does this, He is going to allow them, for seven years, to try to establish a New World Order that consists of a One World Government, a One World Religion, and a One World Economic System without the true “Prince of Peace” – the Lord Jesus Christ (Isaiah 9:6).

If God were to allow “The Man of Sin – Anti-Christ” to rule over the earth for more than seven years, no flesh on earth would survive (Matthew 24:22). Do you know that there are diabolical men who want to reduce to world’s population down to 500 million? [1] By today’s standard, that would mean more than 7 billion people now living on earth would have to die. Even though they are trying hard to modify man’s genetics through drugs, and using AI, they can’t/won’t become gods as some religions and cults teach and repopulate other worlds.

During these seven years of the Tribulation, (which seems to be imminent) that were predicted by the Prophet Daniel (9:24-27), God will also pour out His wrath through 21 plagues (Revelation 6-19). [2] Believe me, you won’t want to be here on earth during this time. You can be delivered today from this awful period of human history if you will place your faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, Who died for your sins…and rose again bodily on the third day (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). [3] The Scriptures teach us that at least half of the world’s population will die during the seven year Tribulation (Read Revelation 6:8; 9:15).

At His “Second Coming” Jesus will crush all His enemies with a word from His mouth (Revelation 19:15). Then He will set up His millennial kingdom on/over the earth and true peace will come to earth (Isaiah 2:4; 9:6). It was postponed when He was on earth the first time because most of the Jews rejected Him since He didn’t meet their expectations (Matthew 16:20; 23:38; Luke 13:25; 19:14).

If you’d like to learn more about Bible prophecy and receive a FREE Bible Study Book Marker, contact us through this site or our website: www.kelseypeach.com.

We’re here to help those who are teachable, willing to change, and grow spiritually (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17).

[1] Georgia Guidestones. https://grandmageri422.me/category/georgia-guidestones/

[2] The Order of Coming Eventshttps://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/the-order-of-coming-events/

[3] Clear Gospel presentations –

“Bad News & Good News” https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/the-bad-news-the-good-news/

Dr. Manfred Kober: https://faith.edu/faith-news/do-we-really-know-the-gospel/

Dr. Ron Shea: http://www.cleargospel.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/English/English-Display-Pkg-2014.pdf

Psalm 2 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%202&version=NKJV

Scripture verses taken from the New King James Version.

Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.

I’m just passing through on my way to the place that Jesus said He would prepare for all New Testament believers, who place their faith and trust in Christ alone, Who died for our sins, and then was buried, but Who rose again bodily on the third day (John 14:1-3). We will occupy this heavenly New Jerusalem at the time of the Rapture. Believers who die during this “Dispensation of Grace” [1] will first go to the Paradise section in the third heaven (See 2 Corinthians 12:2-4; 5:1-9).

The Old Testament Jewish believers will inherit the land from the Mediterranean Sea to the Euphrates River during Christ’s 1,000 year reign on/over the earth (Genesis 15:18-21; Revelation 20:1-6). When Jesus creates New Heavens and a New Earth after destroying the present ones, He will give the Jewish believers a new earth in the eternal state (Romans 4:13) in which righteousness will finally settle down and feel at home (2 Peter 3:10-13).

Where will you spend eternity? Are you sure? Why should God let you into His heaven? If you believe that you are going there, is there anything that do or fail to do that would cause you to lose your salvation? If so, what?

If you have questions and/or comments, contact us here or through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. We’re here to assist those who are teachable, willing to change and grow spiritually (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17).

[1] Dispensation of Grace. It began on the “Day of Pentecost” (Acts 2) and will come to an end at the Rapture of the true Church (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). The Church is not to be confused with the nation of Israel (See 1 Corinthians 10:32).

“The French military and political leader Napoleon Bonaparte once stood at the valley of Megiddo, which is a large tract of land and inland valley south of the Lower Galilee region in Israel, and remarked, “All the armies of the world could maneuver their forces on this vast plain.” Napoleon at that time either knowingly or unknowingly made a prophetic statement, because the Bible specifically states that one day all the world’s armies will indeed converge on that location and be met in battle by God Himself.” [1]

Did God, through the Prophet Zechariah, describe the effects of atomic or neutron bombs? Caution – This is gruesome. “And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the people [including the United States] who fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, Their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, And their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths” (Zechariah 14:12).

When and where will this happen? (See Revelation 16:16). Is it avoidable? Yes! For whom? (See Romans 10:13-17; Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4)? Don’t live in fear if you’re a true Christian who has placed your faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, Who died for your sins…and rose again bodily on the third day (John 14:27; 2 Timothy 1:7; 1 John 4:18). But if you’re an unsaved unbeliever, you should be very afraid because you’re under condemnation right now and because what is described above could happen to you (John 3:18, 36).

We’re here to help people so they can be saved from the wrath to come and from the lake of fire (1 Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9; Matthew 25:41, 46). If you need further help, contact us. Ask for our FREE Bible Prophecy chart to discover where we are in time.

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[1] https://www.compellingtruth.org/battle-of-Armageddon.html

No, taking “the jab” is not the same as taking the “Mark of the Beast” (Revelation 13:16-18). But “the jab” could be preparing people to take it when “The Man of Sin” (Anti-Christ) demands it of everyone or they will be unable to buy, sell, or trade during the last 3 ½ years of the Tribulation.

Those who take his mark will be doomed forever and cannot be saved. It’s an unforgivable sin like the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit during Christ’s ministry on earth (Matthew 12:31). We believe that all this will take place at the middle of the seven year Tribulation after “The Man of Sin” has been killed in a battle against the Russians (Revelation 13:3). [1] They, and their allies, will come down on Israel, who is prospering and protected by the “Man of Sin”, to take a spoil from them, due to the world wide famine that will take place during the “Third Seal Judgment” (depicted by the Black Horse of the Apocalypse – Revelation 6:5, 6; See Ezekiel 38; 39)

During the previous “Second Seal Judgment” (depicted by the Red Horse of the Apocalypse – war), “The Man of Sin – Anti-Christ” will take out three of the ten kings who had put him in power because they have second thoughts about him (Daniel 7:8).

The 144,000 Jews, who will be sealed at the middle of the Tribulation (Revelation 7:4-8), will take the “Gospel of the Coming Kingdom of Christ” (Matthew 24:14) to the ends of the earth and cannot be killed. But they can/will be persecuted along with all those who refuse the “Mark of the Beast.” As they traverse the whole world, they will get hungry. The ones who haven’t taken the “Mark of the Beast” will be scrounging to get food (things like worms in the ground) and uncontaminated water that may fall on them.

Those who accept and believe the message of the 144,000 will be willing to give them their worms or whatever they have gathered to keep themselves alive. These are the ones to whom Christ is referring when Scripture says, “And the King [Jesus] will answer and say to them [on His right hand], ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren [the 144,000 Jewish evangelists], you did it to Me’” (Matthew 25:40).

My friend, it sure seems like these events are just around the corner. If you haven’t placed your faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for your sins…and rose again bodily from the grave on the third day, now is the time to do it before it’s too late.

We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change. We have a FREE Bible Study Book Marker with a “Dispensations Chart” on it. Ask for one.

[1] When The Russian Bear Dies. https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2009/06/15/when-the-russian-bear-dies/

INEPTOCRACY

Posted: October 20, 2021 in Bible Prophecy, Government, Uncategorized

Have you heard of it?  I hadn’t. It’s not a “four letter word.” It’s more like the four most terrifying words found in the Bible: “God gave them over…” (Romans 1:28). Jan Markell of Olive Tree Views writes, “That is what [God] does to mankind in the last days. He gives them over to a reprobate mind where to most people, up is down, black is white and evil is good. Such thinking abounds today.”

Ineptocracy” has been defined as “a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.” Read that again. Does this describe the current situation in our country? Why do you think it is happening?

Have you ever heard of “Red Letter Christians”? They pick and choose and allegorize what they want from the “Sermon on the Mount” which was addressed to Jews, not to Christians (Matthew 5-7). They like to twist Scripture (2 Peter 3:16) and try to force socialism and communism on others.  We can see this happening all around us today.

You should know that God is not opposed to capitalism. (Ephesians 4:28; James 4:1-4; 5:1-6). But it has been abused by dishonest men.  The best form of government will come when the Lord Jesus Christ returns to this earth to rule with a rod of iron (Psalm 2:9), as the King of Kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:15, 16). Someone has described it as “A Benevolent Dictatorship.” After all, He’s the One who died for our sins…and rose again bodily on the third day to deliver us from the lake of fire and take believers to heaven. But some people won’t like this form of government either.

During His 1,000 year reign the sin nature of man will be curbed (1 John 1:8; Jeremiah 17:9) because all his needs will be met (Isaiah 35:1ff; Ezekiel 36:26), the devil will be bound in Hades (not Hell) for 1,000 years (Revelation 20:1-7), and the diabolical world system will have been abolished (Daniel 2:44, 45; 1 John 2:15-17).  Then there will be peace on earth for 1,000 years (Isaiah 2:4; 9:6, 7; Revelation 20:1-8).

In spite of these ideal conditions, this era of “Peace on Earth” will end up in failure. Why? After 1,000 years of confinement, the devil will be released from the pit for a short time. He will gather all the rebels at heart and make one final attempt to overthrow God. He will fail and then be cast into the lake of fire where the Man of Sin (Anti-Christ) and the false prophet have been for 1,000 years (Revelation 20:7-10). There is no annihilation of the wicked. Then these unbelievers, along with all the dead unbelievers throughout time who are in Hades will be raised from the dead. They will stand before Christ at the “Great White Throne Judgment” and have their works evaluated to determine their degree of suffering in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:11-15). We sincerely hope you won’t end up there with him and his angels/demons (Matthew 25:41, 46).

At the end of time, God will destroy this present universe and create a new heavens and and a new earth in which righteousness will finally settle down and feel at ease (2 Peter 3:10-13; Isaiah 65:17).

If you’d like to learn more about future events described and taught in the Scriptures, contact us. If you haven’t placed your faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, Who died for your sins…and rose again bodily from the dead on the third day, why not now? Need spiritual help? Contact us.

You might be the only one in your family who has placed your faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for your sins…and rose again physically from the dead on the third day. If this is the case, and if Christ came back as He said He would, the rest of your family would be left behind on earth to enter a 7 year period of unprecedented Tribulation, with 21 plagues, spoken of in Scripture (Revelation 6-19). These days seem to be just around the corner.

Now is the time for believers to live godly lives and share the Gospel with others as the Holy Spirit leads us. We aren’t saved by our good works, or by our faith PLUS our good works, but by grace alone, through faith alone, in the Christ of the Scriptures alone. Need spiritual help? Contact us. Please LIKE and SHARE this.

I have made some little signs with these words on them and have placed them on our refrigerator, in my Bible as a book marker, in my office in front of me, and behind and above me so that when others watch the broadcasts I do, they can see the sign and be reminded of the imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ for those who are true Christians (John 14:1-3). Yes, it could happen today. Are you ready? Do you know what will happen to those who are left behind? It’s not pretty. [1]

Genuine. We become true Christians (not just nominal or professing Christians) the moment we believe on the Lord Jesus Christ alone, Who died for our sins [once and for all], Who was buried for three days and nights, and Who rose again bodily on the third day with a glorified body consisting of flesh and bones, but no blood (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Luke 24:36-43; Hebrews 9:12). [2]

Five Ss. [3] The Rapture is Sure, Sudden, Silent, Selective, and Satisfying. Could you share this information with someone and explain the truth of each of these things from Scripture? If so, you could make a significant difference in someone’s life and discover real joy yourself (3 John 4).

Hope. [4] This glorious event is a “Comforting Hope” for those believers who have had another believer taken from them temporarily in death (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). It’s a “Blessed Hope” and brings joy and happiness to believers who may be experiencing temporary sorrows in this life (Titus 2:13; See Romans 8:18-23). It’s also a “Purifying Hope” and will help us when we’re tempted to sin – act lawlessly (1 John 3:2-4). Our hope is not wishful thinking, but it is a confident expectation based on the promises of God who cannot and will not lie to us (Titus 1:2; John 14:6; 17:17).

Crowns. [5] Furthermore, those believers who love His appearing will earn the “Crown of Righteousness” because it will help them live righteous lives (2 Timothy 4:8). The “Crown of Rejoicing” will be given to Christians who have a part in the salvation of the lost so the “Body of Christ” can be brought to its completion (1 Thessalonians 2:19, 20). The “Crown of Glory” will be given out to faithful Pastor-teachers who help Christians grow and do praiseworthy works which Christ can reward at the “Bema Seat Judgment” (1 Peter 5:4; 1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 4:5). The “Crown of Life” will be bestowed upon believers who resist temptations even to the point of death (James 1:12; Revelation 2:10). The “Incorruptible Crown” will be given out to those believers who discipline themselves properly so they can do their work well (1 Corinthians 9:25-27).

Discouraged? Are you “down in the dumps” and don’t know what to do? Look up to God and cry out to Him for help! “Let us [Christians] therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).

Assurance. If you’re not a true Christian, or if you aren’t sure you’re saved and headed for heaven, contact us and let us help you gain assurance of salvation once you have met God’s one and only requirement for salvation. He can save any of us, no matter how bad we’ve been, from the penalty of sin, from the power of sin, and ultimately from the very presence of sin. Yes, we can be sure of our eternal destiny before we die (Romans 8:16; 1 John 5:13). Would you like to have this too?

Assistance. We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change for the better (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. If you would like to receive future articles as they come out, click on “Follow.” Please SHARE this with others too.

Suggestion. May I suggest that you make up some signs of your own like mine and place them in various places in your home to remind you of the Lord’s imminent return? Hand some of them out to others too. Until He returns let’s “be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that [our] labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58).

[1] Coming Events – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/the-order-of-coming-events-2/

[2] Bad News & Good News – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/the-bad-news-the-good-news/

[3] Five Ss – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/we-shall-rise/

[4] Hope – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/the-believers-hope/

[5] Crowns – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2018/07/12/whats-free-whats-earned/

Whether you go to the movies or watch television, there usually are previews of coming attractions. Commercials are designed to entice you to become a “regular, repeat customer” of their products and/or services. Of course, there is a charge/fee that is associated with these things.

Enticement. Samples of perfumes, hand cream, food, pain killers, drugs, and many other things are shown or distributed to customers with the hope that they will want more of the same. Wise King Solomon wrote: “Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant, But [the simple one] knows not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell” (Proverbs 9:17, 18). He wanted “To deliver [his son] from the immoral woman, from the seductress who flatters with her words” (Proverbs 2:16). Do you know anyone (whether a man or a woman) who uses flattery for personal gain? Do you use it yourself sometimes (Psalm 5:9)?

Zest For Living. It comes from being able to anticipate something good in the future. Keep this in mind: The believer’s future is as bright as the promises of God. Many people are depressed because they don’t know (1) where they came from, (2) why they are here on earth, and (3) where they will go when they die. Is this a problem that you have? God’s Word has answers to these questions.

Banish Boredom. One of the main reasons heaven will never get boring is because God will keep on revealing new truths about Himself to the believers who will spend eternity with Him (Ephesians 2:7). We will never become gods, as some cults teach, but Christians will get new bodies like Christ’s resurrected, glorified humanity with a garment of light (1 John 3:2; See Luke 24:36-43; 1 Timothy 6:16). We won’t be taking our earthly wardrobes with us to heaven.

Contrasts. With the temporal, earthly bodies that we now have, consisting of flesh, bones, and blood, we’re not able to fully appreciate what God has in store for those of us who are a part of His “Forever Family” – whether one is an Old Testament believer or a New Testament believer. (Don’t confuse the two groups. God doesn’t.) Our glorified bodies, like Christ’s glorified body, will have flesh and bones, but no blood (See 1 Corinthians 15:49, 50; Hebrews 9:12). We’ll be able to travel at the speed of thought like Christ can (John 20:17). Unlike the devil, who is a liar (John 8:44), God never lies or deceives us (Titus 1:2; 17:17). Truth is one of His Divine attributes (John 14:6).

Inheritance. Not all believers will inherit the same things or receive the same rewards (Daniel 12:1-3; 1 Corinthians 3:11-15). The Jewish believers who live on the renovated earth (Isaiah 35:1 ff; 40:4) during the millennium will possess all the land from the Mediterranean Sea to the Euphrates River as God promised (Genesis 15:18-21). When the Millennium is over, God will destroy the present heavens and earth, which has been polluted by sin and which has a curse on it (Genesis 3:17; Romans 8:22, 23). Then He will create a New Heavens and a New Earth, and the Jewish believers will inherit a new world where righteousness will finally settle down and feel at home (Romans 4:13; 2 Peter 3:10-13).

The Bride. Christians, who make up the spiritual “Body of Christ” will become the “Bride of Christ.” We will reside with Him in the heavenly New Jerusalem (John 14:1-3; Philippians 3:20; Revelation 21:9 ff), and go with Him wherever He goes (John 14:1-3). Where will you spend eternity? It all depends on what you do with the Lord Jesus Christ. Consider the following information –

Bad News. [2] All of us start our physical lives as children of the Devil (John 8:44; 1 John 3:9, 10). (Consider the secular assessment of the Minnesota Crime Commission about all babies. They are savages.) [1] This is why we must be “born again from above” (John 3:3-7). All those who die physically in unbelief will spend eternity with the devil and his angels/demons in the Lake of Fire (Matthew 25:30, 41, 46; Mark 9:44, 46, 48; John 16:11). There will be no manifestations of the life of God in that awful place. Some of them will suffer more than others (Revelation 20:11-15; Matthew 10:15; 11:22).

Good News. You don’t have to go this frightening place if you’ll simply put your faith and trust in the Christ of the Scriptures alone, Who died for your sins…and rose again bodily on the third day (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). We’re not saved by our good works, or by our faith plus our good works (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5). Have you been saved by God’s grace through faith in Christ yet? If not, why not trust Him right now as your personal Savior?

Growth. Once you’ve been “born again from above” into God’s family, spiritual growth is made possible through the intake of the milk of the word and then stronger food (1 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 3:18). We are here to help those who are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17).

Don’t Follow Them. [The] false teachers are like “… wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever” (2 Peter 2:7). “For when [the false teachers] speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage. For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: ‘A dog returns to his own vomit,’ and, ‘a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire’” (2 Peter 2:17-22).

Deceived? Have you been deceived by false teachers? Would you like to be set free from your enslavement to them, and their father the devil, and from your own sin nature? You can be. Interested? Contact us. We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com.

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[1] MN Crime Commission – Babies. https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2018/03/01/heres-a-switch-use-it/

[2] “Bad News & Good News” – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/the-bad-news-the-good-news/

Scripture verses taken from the New King James Version. Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.

It’s Imminent. Perhaps Today! That would be wonderful for those Christians who make up the true Church that becomes Christ’s Bride at the Rapture (Ephesians 5:32; Revelation 22:17), but not for those who are merely “professing Christians,” or for the Old Testament believers. (See Daniel 12:2, 12; 1 Corinthians 15:20-24) So, what’s keeping Jesus Christ from coming back for her? Let’s find out.

The Church’s Origin. It began on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2) about 2,000 years ago. This was 50 days after Passover when Jesus was crucified. Since that day God has been adding true Christians to “His Church” from every tongue, tribe, and nation (Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 1:8; 2:47). It is made up of a specific number of people known only to God. Jesus said, “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out” (John 6:37).

How Are People Saved? We are saved by believing in Christ alone, through the Gospel. The Apostle Paul wrote, “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). “…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved…” (Acts 16:31). “For by grace [unmerited favor] you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8, 9). Merely knowing the facts, and giving mental assent to them won’t save anyone. There must be a transfer of faith and trust from ourselves and our good works over to Christ alone who can save us. Have you done this yet? If not, why not right now?

Good Works. Not only is it necessary for all these people to be saved before Christ returns, they also need to do some praiseworthy works that God planned for us to do. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). On Judgment Day, for New Testament Christians, Jesus Christ, the righteous Judge, will find something praiseworthy in every true Christian (1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 4:5). Sadly, not every Christian will receive all the crowns, rewards, and praise from God that were intended for him/her (Revelation 3:11). What about you? Would you like to learn more about these things? If so, ask.

Problem. Maybe you’ve been saved from the penalty of sin (Romans 8:1), but you haven’t yet presented/yielded your body to God as a living sacrifice for Him to use you for His glory and for the good of others (Romans 12:1, 2). Is He your Lord/Master (1 Peter 3:15)? Jesus said, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another” [with God’s quality of agape love] (John 15:16, 17; 1 Corinthians 13; Galatians 5:13, 22, 23). We can’t do this unless we are “filled with the Holy Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18). We must not be “grieving” (Ephesians 5:30), or “quenching” (1 Thessalonians 5:19) Him. Are you doing these things? If so, confess your sins to God and claim His forgiveness (1 John 1:9; See James 5:16).

Fruit. Such spiritual fruit might involve our having and displaying a Christlike character (2 Peter 1:5-8; Galatians 5:22, 23), a life characterized by good works (Colossians 1:10), being a faithful witness (Romans 1:13; 1 Corinthians 16:15), a pair of lips that praise God (Hebrews 13:15, 16), and generous giving (Romans 15:28; Philippians 4:17). (See Dr. Charles Ryrie, So Great Salvation, p. 50)

Effects . Those believers who love and anticipate Christ’s imminent return in the Rapture (John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) will live differently. It’s called “The Blessed Hope” because it makes us happy (Titus 2:13). It’s called a “Comforting Hope” for Christians who have had believing loved ones taken from us in death (1 Thessalonians 4:18). It’s a “Purifying Hope” because it will motivate believers not to be engaged in anything that would be displeasing to Christ (1 John 3:2, 3; See 2 Corinthians 5:9, 10). It’s also a “Sure Hope” because it is based on the immutable promises of God rather than the wishful thinking of men (John 14:1-3).

Help. If you’re not sure that you’re truly saved, or if you lack assurance of salvation, or need additional information, we can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. If this article has helped you, please SHARE it with others.

The Believers’ Hope – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/the-believers-hope/

After The Rapture – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/the-order-of-coming-events-2/

Lordship Salvation – https://www.bibleprophecyblog.com/2011/03/what-is-wrong-with-lordship-salvation.html

Scripture verses taken from the New King James Version. Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.

Just prior to his being crucified upside down (according to tradition), the Apostle Peter wrote these words to some persecuted Christians: “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense [an answer] to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;” (1 Peter 3:15 NKJV).

Many people today are living in fear, frustration, and without adequate finances. They lack hope as they watch the news and hear about so many tragic things happening all around the world. To such people, every “professing Christian,” who has made Christ the Master of his/her life, can/should be prepared to provide Biblical answers to those who would like a ray of hope to go on in life. Can you answer these questions and back it up with Scripture?

What is the next major event on God’s calendar and what is preventing it from taking place? How does or should this event affect your daily life? What three things must be in place before the “Seven Years of Tribulation” begin? Were the 10 Plagues in Egypt real? What about the 21 Judgments mentioned in the Book of Revelation? What do the four horsemen of the Apocalypse represent? When, where, and how will the “Russian Bear” die? Who is killed at this time and then brought back to life? Will China dominate the whole world? How many people will die during the Tribulation? Why must the days be shortened to 16 hour days? Who are the 144,000 and what will they do? Who are “the least of these My brethren”? What’s wrong with the “social justice gospel”? When will Satan know that his time is short? What will he do to try to exterminate the Jews? How and where will God preserve a Jewish remnant? When is the “the time of Jacob’s trouble” and why is it so devastating? Where is Armageddon and what takes place there? Who is cast into the lake of fire at this time? How long will Christ’s kingdom last? What characterizes it? When and why is Satan released from the sides of the abyss and what will he do? When does God create the new heavens and earth? What determines a person’s eternal destiny? Are you absolutely sure that you will go to heaven the moment you die? Why should God let you into His heaven? If you believe you’re saved, is there anything you could do or fail to do that would cause you to lose your salvation? If so, what?

Having Biblical answers to these and other questions won’t save anyone but it may give you an opportunity to share with lost people the Good News that Christ died for our sins…and rose again bodily from the dead on the third day. Any and all who place their faith and trust in Him alone, apart from their good works, will be saved.

If, after you have made an honest effort to answer the above questions, you still can’t find the answers, we invite you to contact us at out website: www.kelseypeach.com. We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change if necessary. Ask about our FREE “Seven Dispensations Chart.”

For additional help, consider these:

“Bad News & Good News” https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/the-bad-news-the-good-news/

“Do We Really Know The Gospel?” https://faith.edu/faith-news/do-we-really-know-the-gospel/

“Salvation – What’s It All About?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oVxcF5yWko&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0iOpm6-3KfDiZTSZVbwwEdpMmaqWm_W5eanm5vi5EIBpt2uOjwA9fAtTU