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During the coming Seven Years of the Tribulation the Bible predicts that horrific things are going to happen. (With all that we see happening in the world today, these days seem to be just around the corner.) [1] It will begin with the arrival of the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” (Revelation 6:1-8). [2] The “white horse” represents the condition of false peace which the “Fix-it Man” (Anti-Christ) will bring to this world which is currently in great turmoil (1 Thessalonians 5:2, 3). [3] Then comes the “red horse” which represents the condition of war. At this time three of the ten kings, from the Revived Roman Empire, who helped put the “Man of Sin” (Anti-Christ) into power will have second thoughts about him because he doesn’t have royal blood but mixed blood (Daniel 2:43). He will “pluck them out by the roots” (Daniel 7:8, 24). The “black horse” represents famine which is followed by the “pale horse.” It represents death when ¼ of the world’s population will die. Later another 1/3 of the world’s population will die (Revelation 9:15). By today’s count, that’s about 4 billion people. The Globalist’s want to reduce the human population down to 500 million. [4]

Armageddon. Toward the end of this seven year period, all the nations of the world will come against the Jews in northern Israel to a place called “Armageddon” (Revelation 16:16). In the “nick of time” the Lord Jesus Christ will return from heaven with His Bride, the true Church, and crush the nations with His rod of iron (Revelation 19:15). “And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the people 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).

Deliverance. You can avoid these horrific days that seem to be just around the corner. True Christians are promised deliverance from this time period. The “Rapture” of the true Church takes place just before this awful period of human history begins (1 Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13-18; 5:9; Revelation 3:10). The “Apostate Churches” will be left behind and join the “Harlot’s One World Religion” (Revelation 17, 18).

How To. To become a true Christian, you must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ exclusively, Who died for your sins, Who was buried, and Who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3 4). We are NOT saved by our good works, or by our faith PLUS our good works which is what is required in man’s religions (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5).

Facts Alone. My Friend, you could know and believe the facts of the Gospel without transferring your faith and trust over to Christ alone to save you. You could know and agree with the facts of Bible prophecy but this won’t save you. [5] During the Tribulation there will be people who will refuse the “Mark of the Beast,” who will prophecy in Christ’s name, cast out demons, and do many wonders. And yet, because their faith wasn’t in Christ alone, Jesus will say to them, “I never knew you, depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness” (Matthew 7:21-23; 25:30, 41, 46).

Make Sure. The Apostle Peter wrote, “…be even more diligent to make your call and election sure” (2 Peter 1:10). Don’t be among those who “believe in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:2). There are no “second chances” to be saved after you die physically (Hebrews 9:27). [6] Now is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2). Our lives are like a vapor that vanishes away quickly (James 4:14).

Help. We’re here to assist those who are teachable, willing to change, and grow spiritually (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 3:18). If you have questions and/or comments, we can be reached here or through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. Please let us know if this article helped you. If so, please LIKE and SHARE this with others. To receive future articles as they come out, click on Follow.

For Further Reading:

[1] https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2022/09/18/prelude/

[2] https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2022/02/25/the-four-horsemen-of-the-apocalypse/

[3] https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/the-coming-world-dictator/

[4] https://grandmageri422.me/2022/07/06/the-georgia-guide-stones-population-control-and-the-coming-antichrist-we-are-so-close-now-2/

[5] https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/the-order-of-coming-events/

[6] https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2022/02/16/gospel-presentations/

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

Used by Permission. All rights reserved.

Prelude = an introductory performance, action, or event preceding and preparing for the principal or a more important matter.

Current Events. We believe that what is currently taking place in our rapidly changing world is but a prelude of things to come that were predicted in the Scriptures. [1] Most people in “Christendom” believe that the prophecies concerning Christ’s first coming, some 2,000 years ago, were fulfilled literally. We believe that the prophecies concerning the Rapture of the Church, and the Second Coming of Christ should also be interpreted literally (i.e. normally, historically, grammatically, and contextually), not allegorically. The first allegorist was the devil when he questioned what God had said and tried to change the meaning of His command to deceive Eve (Genesis 2:17; 3:1-5).

Devil’s Man First. Before Christ sets up His millennial kingdom on/over the whole earth (Daniel 2:44,45; Isaiah 9:6, 7; Revelation 20:1-10), God will allow the devil to set up his “man of sin” (the antichrist), but will limit his rule over all the earth to seven years (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 12, 13). If God were to allow him to have a longer time than that, no flesh on earth would survive to repopulate the Millennial Kingdom of Christ (Matthew 24:22). Some “Globalists” want to reduce the population down from almost 8 billion people to about 500 million people. [2] Think about that.

Repopulate The Earth. After the universal flood, Noah’s three sons and their wives repopulated the whole earth (Genesis 9:1 ff). The language changes took place at the Tower of Babel, and the continental shift began to take place in the days of a man named Peleg (Genesis 10, 11). At the end of the “Seven Year Tribulation” all unbelievers will be removed from the earth (Matthew 24:40, 41; 25:32). The Jewish and non-Jewish believers, who physically survive the Tribulation, will be the ones who will repopulate the earth during the millennium when Christ rules as the King of kings, and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16).

No Grandchildren? The first generation of believers will have children and grandchildren who will need to be saved spiritually through personal faith in Christ. Why? “God has no grandchildren.” Sadly, while many (perhaps most) of them will restrain their sin nature from manifesting lawless behavior (sin) during the millennium, lest they die immediately (Matthew 5:29, 30), they will join the devil in his final rebellion against God and the Lord Jesus Christ when he (the devil) is released from the sides of the abyss, which is in the heart of the earth, at the end of Christ’s millennial kingdom (Isaiah 14:12 ff; Revelation 20:1-10). At this time the devil and all the unsaved rebells will be cast into the lake of fire to suffer forever (Revelation 20:7-15; 21:8).

The End. Even though the destruction and annihilation of the universe and the planet on which we now live is at least 1,007 years away from now (2 Peter 3:10-13; Revelation 21:1 ff), God wants every Christian to live a holy (morally pure) and godly life now for His glory and the good of others (1 Corinthians 10:31; See Philippians 4:13; Galatians 6:10). If you’ve been saved, are you living this way? Our time on earth is very limited.

Time. We have “potential years” and “actual years.” Will you suffer and die prematurely because of your lawless (sinful) behavior? God chastens and scourges His rebellious children in this life only (there is no Purgatory) so we won’t be condemned with the unsaved people of the world later on (Hebrews 12:5-12). Many Christians have died prematurely and some painfully (Acts 5:1-11; 1 Corinthians 11:30-32; James 5:19, 20; 1 John 5:16).

Death. Generally speaking, we are all destined to die physically (Hebrews 9:27). There have been and there will be some exceptions to this rule (Enoch – Genesis 5:24; Elijah – 2 Kings 2:1, 11; Some Christians – 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Our lives are like a vapor that appears for a little time and then it vanishes away (James 4:14). When death comes to you, where will you go and what will happen to you?

Annihilation of the wicked dead and reincarnation are not taught in the Scriptures. The last enemy that Jesus will destroy is death (1 Corinthians 15:26). He will do this by raising everyone back to life – either to spend eternity in the lake of fire with the devil and his angels/demons, or in God’s presence. After this happens, eternity future will begin. (See our Bible Study Book Marker.)

Destiny. Are you sure you’ll go to heaven immediately when you die? Some folks don’t want to go there because they hate God and His rules and love darkness rather than light (John 3:19; Revelation 13:16; 16:19). My friend, if you go to the lake of fire (hell), no one will really care about you because they will be concerned about their own suffering, not your suffering (Matthew 25:30, 41, 46; Revelation 21:8).

Gospel. You can avoid hell and enter heaven by placing your faith and trust in the Christ of the Scriptures alone, (not the Christ of the cults), [3] Who died for your sins, was buried, and rose again bodily on the third day (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). [4] We are NOT saved by our good works (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5).

Help. If you have questions and/or comments, we can be reached 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; 2 Peter 3:18). Help us reach others by SHARING this with those in your circle of influence. To receive future articles as they come out, click on the notification Bell or Follow.

[1] Bible Study Book Marker with Dispensations Chart

The Order Of Coming Events – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/the-order-of-coming-events/

[2] Population Reduction – https://grandmageri422.me/2020/03/15/the-georgia-guides-stones-population-control-and-the-coming-antichrist/

[3] Which Jesus Saves? https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/which-jesus-saves/

[4] Gospel Presentations – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2022/02/16/gospel-presentations/

Bible Prophecy Articles – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/category/bible-prophecy/

“When we put our trust in the political system to change society, when we become more consumed with winning the elections than winning the lost, when we marry the Gospel with politics, when our Christianity becomes an appendage to a political party, we have confused politics with the Gospel.” – Michael Brown [1]

Prayer. Brown, who voted for Donald Trump in the past two presidential elections, noted that he had never seen so much prayer for a political candidate until the 2020 election. “It wasn’t prayer for revival; it wasn’t prayer for the Great Commission,” he explained. “It was prayer for a candidate to win the elections, a candidate I voted for, but recognizing that only Jesus can save America.” [1]

Warning. “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the LORD” (Jeremiah 17:5). “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God” (Psalm 20:7; See Isaiah 31:1). “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the LORD” (Jeremiah 9:23, 24).

BTW – Our dad had us memorize this and many other verses in English and Japanese during our dinner time when I was growing up in Japan as a “missionary kid.” We’d recite some of them during our street meetings at the Shibuya train station on Sunday afternoons. If you’re interested, view the video. [2]

Man’s Governments. Jesus didn’t try to overthrow the Roman government when He was here on earth the first time, 2,000 years ago. At His trial, when He stood before Pilate, the Roman governor, He said, “My kingdom is not [out] of this world. If My kingdom were [out] of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here” (John 18:36).

Twisted. Some people twist this verse and make it out to be a “spiritual kingdom” rather than a literal “physical kingdom” that was merely postponed until a later date. Why? Because the Jews, as a whole, had rejected Him from being their King and Messiah (John 1:11; 19:6, 15; Matthew 27:25). They wanted a “Political Deliverer” and a “Welfare King” but He turned them down (John 6:15). God the Father, not the people, will set Jesus up as King (Psalm 2).

Plan. Toward the end of His earthly ministry, a major shift in His focus took place from that of His becoming Israel’s King, to His offering of Himself as the Savior of the world, not just for the Jews, but also for the non-Jews (Matthew 16:20-23). Today, Jews and non-Jews are saved the same way – by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ through the message of the Gospel that He died for our sins…and rose again bodily on the third day (Romans 1:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4).

Mystery Revealed. Daniel the Prophet accurately conveyed to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon what world kingdoms would follow his kingdom which was represented by a head of gold (See Daniel 2:31-45; 7:1-28). After the men of this present world system, which is governed by Satan himself (Ephesians 2:2; John 16:11), have utterly failed in their efforts to bring in world peace, without the “Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6), the Lord Jesus Christ will return to this earth and crush all of man’s wicked kingdoms and set up His own Kingdom for 1,000 years before eternity future begins (2 Peter 3:10-13; Revelation 21:1 ff). Yes, it will be a literal, physical kingdom on/over the earth where Jesus Christ will be the King of kings, and Lord of lords (1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14; 19:16).

Time Frame. Christ will be ruling over His millennial Kingdom shortly after the “Seven Years of Tribulation” are over (Revelation 6-19). We believe that the stage for this event to take place is almost complete. The major players are getting into their positions. But before the “Seven Year Tribulation” occurs, the Church, which is made up of true believers from the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2) until the Rapture of the Church, must and will be removed from earth (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). [3]

Members Only. Those who have placed their faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, as the One Who died for their sins…and rose again bodily from the dead, will be the members of this group, “The True Church, The Spiritual Body of Christ” (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). These people become “The Spiritual Bride of Christ” (Ephesians 5:32; Revelation 21:9; 22:17). Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). The Apostle Peter said, “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Gospel. While many “preachers” talk about the Gospel, few of them ever spell it out clearly to their listeners. What have you heard in churches or on the radio or TV? Far too many preachers leave out Christ’s bodily resurrection from the dead. A dead Christ can’t help anyone. “No Resurrection = No Gospel.” Is it any wonder that so many people are confused and unsure of their salvation? What about you? [4]

Limited Atonement. There are those who believe that Christ only died for the “elect.” This is why they cannot honestly tell an unsaved person, “Christ died for your sins…and rose again bodily from the dead.”

Problems. Instead they are forced to say things like this: “Perhaps Christ died for you.” “Maybe God so loved you.” “Christ shed His blood for you, perhaps.” “Salvation has been provided for you, maybe.” “Possibly God commends His love toward you.” “Hopefully He’s the propitiation for your sins.” “There is a possibility that Christ died as your Substitute.” “I bring you good news, maybe.” “It’s possible that Christ died for you. If you get saved then we know that He did die for you, but if you continue to reject Him then He did not die for you.” “Christ died for you only if you believe that Christ died for you (thus proving you are elect), but if you do not believe this and if you continue in your unbelief until the day you die, then Christ did not die for you.” [5] Sound confusing to you?

The Scriptures Are Clear – And He [Jesus] Himself is the propitiation [satisfaction] for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. (1 John 2:2). “For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe” (1 Timothy 4:10). “But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought themand bring on themselves swift destruction” (2 Peter 2:1).

Questions. Are you relying on a mere man to “Make America Great Again?” Has God given up on the U.S. for our sins (See Romans 1:18-32)? I hope not. Let’s get a little more personal. Are you sure of your own salvation? 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? If you’re saved, are you more concerned about politics than with sharing the clear Gospel with lost people? Do you love Christ’s imminent return and does your life reflect this? Will you earn the “Crown of Righteousness” (2 Timothy 4:8)?

Help. We’re here to assist those who are teachable, willing to change, and grow spiritually (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 3:18). If you have questions and/or comments, we can be reached here or through out website: www.kelseypeach.com. Help us reach others by SHARING this with those in your circle of influence. To receive future articles as they come out, click on the notification Bell or Follow.

[1] Michael Brown Quote. https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/milton-quintanilla/we-have-confused-politics-with-the-gospel-dr-michael-brown-expresses-concern-about-christians-prioritizing-politics-over-christ.html

[2] My Life In Japan – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX8JXf0QKfw

[3] Order Of Coming Events – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/the-order-of-coming-events/

[4] Clear Gospel (See page 2)

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

[5] Limited Atonement – https://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/doctrine/4whom18.htm

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

Used by Permission. All rights reserved.

In these troubled times, those who know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, can enjoy “peace with God” and the “peace of God” (Romans 5:1; Philippians 4:6, 7). They are the ones who have placed their faith and trust in Him alone, as the One Who died for their sins, was buried, and Who rose again bodily on the third day (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). Have you done this yet? If not, why not right now? Need spiritual help? Contact us.

In the “Hall of Faith” (Hebrews11) you will find many Old Testament believers who were miraculously delivered by God from harmful or difficult situations. But you will also find other believers who weren’t delivered and yet endured without denying the Lord. [1]

Think about this – “God delivers us from all our sicknesses except the last one which will lead to our physical death.” It is a general rule that all men die once (Hebrews 9:27; See Genesis 2:17; Romans 6:23). Some didn’t and some won’t die (Enoch – Genesis 5:21-24; Elijah – 2 Kings 2:1, 11; Christians who are alive at the Rapture – 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

But there are different judgments of men’s works which will take place at different times. The Lord Jesus Christ, the omniscient God-man, will be the “Righteous Judge” Who will determine each one’s sentence (John 5:22; 2 Timothy 4:8; Revelation 20:11-15). He will determine the degree of enjoyment that believers will have in the next life, or the degree of suffering that unbelievers will experience in the next life (1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20:11-15).

To encourage and uplift fellow believers who may be suffering, Christians over the centuries have written songs, perhaps from their own life experiences, to calm the troubled souls (emotions) of other believers (See 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4). Here are a couple of them:

God Leads Us Along”

In shady, green pastures so rich and so sweet

God leads His dear children along
Where the water’s cool flow bathes the weary one’s feet

God leads His dear children along

Some through the water, some through the flood

Some through the fire, but all through the blood

And some through great sorrow, but God gives the song

In the night season and all the day long. [2]

Furthermore

God hath not promised skies always blue, / Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;
God hath not promised sun without rain, / Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.
But God hath promised strength for the day, / Rest for the labor, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above, / Unfailing sympathy, undying love. [3]

Jews vs Christians

The Jews, living under the “Mosaic Law,” could generally expect health and wealth if they were obedient; Disobedient Jews faced a curse (Deuteronomy 28). Christians (believers from the Day of Pentecost to the Rapture) who live godly lives, can/should expect to be persecuted (2 Timothy 3:12; John 16:1-4, 33). But “…the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18). The “Crown of Life” awaits Christians who resist sinful temptations even up to the point of death (James 1:12; Revelation 2:10).

One More Thing. Don’t try to claim promises that weren’t given to you or you could be very disappointed and get angry at God when you shouldn’t be. [4] Beware of the “Health, Wealth, and Happiness Preachers” who proclaim a different Gospel and a different Christ (2 Corinthians 11:3, 4, 13-15). “Your Best Life Now” is true for unbelievers who face an eternity without Christ in the Lake of Fire (Mathew 25:30, 41, 46). The Christian’s best life is yet future when we see Christ face to face at the Rapture (1 John 3:2; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Perhaps Today!

Help. We’re here to offer assistance to those who are teachable, willing to change, and then grow spiritually (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 3:18). Over the years, we’ve been through some “raging rivers” and on “rugged mountain paths.” But we’ve been comforted by God through His Word and some of His people, and so we want to extend God’s comfort to you if you long for it (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4). Ask about “Barnabas Notes.”

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[1] John Foxe’s – Book Of Martyrs. https://www.biblestudytools.com/history/foxs-book-of-martyrs/

[2] “God Leads Us Along” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMU0G7pTeLo

[3] “God Has Not Promised” – https://www.youtube.com/watch

[4] Promises. https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/04/01/promises-for-christians-to-claim-2/

Be informed. Act Accordingly.

Like it or not, willingly or unwillingly, there is coming a day when every knee (including your knee and mine) shall bow, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord (the God-man) to the glory of God the Father Who said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him.” (Matthew 3:17; 17:5; 2 Peter 1:17). This includes those in heaven, those on the earth, and those under the earth (Philippians 2:9-11).

It’s very possible that in as soon as 7 years from now God the Father could/might set up God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, as the King of kings, and Lord of lords over all the earth for 1,000 years (Revelation 19:16; 20:1-6; Psalm 2). Discover what will happen first. (See “Order” below.) [1]

However, this Scripture is NOT teaching the “universal salvation” of all creatures as some false teachers proclaim (2 Peter 2:1; Jude 1:4 ff). Such individuals are far more dangerous than than the “Globalists” who currently are pushing for the establishment of the “New World Order” in a deliberate, Satanically planned manner which God is permitting.

The Scriptures predicted what is currently happening in our world today (1 Timothy 4:1 ff; 2 Timothy 3:1 ff; 2 Peter 3:1 ff). “Things aren’t falling apart; they are falling into place.” The “stage” is being set for some horrific days (“Seven Years of Tribulation” – Daniel 9:27; Jeremiah 30:7) which will precede the days of “peace on earth” for 1,000 years under the true “Prince of Peace” – the Lord Jesus Christ (Isaiah 2:4; 9:6, 7).

Past, Present, and Future. At the “time” of the Decree in eternity past, after considering the multiple options available to the Godhead (Ephesians 1:11; Matthew 11:21, 23), God the Son, Who shared an absolute equality with God the Father (John 5:18), and God the Holy Spirit (John 14:16, 17; Acts 5:3, 4), volunteered to be the Spokesman for the Godhead (John 1:1-18), and to add to His Deity a true human nature and a real body (Philippians 2:5-8; 1 John 4:2, 3). He determined to make the invisible God visible to humanity by being born of the virgin, Mary (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23). He lived sinlessly among humanity for about 33 years (Hebrews 4:15).

He offered Himself to the Jewish nation as their rightful King and Messiah. Sadly, in spite of all the sign miracles He performed (John 20:30, 31), most of them rejected Him (John 1:11, 12; Hebrews 10:9). They were interested in a political Savior, not a spiritual one. They didn’t think they needed one because they were the chosen descendants of Abraham (John 8:33), just as many Jews and non-Jews today think they don’t need Christ and His substitutionary, sacrificial death on their behalf (Hebrews 9:22).

After Jesus fed over 5,000 people on one occasion, the Jewish people wanted to make Him their “Welfare” King, but He turned down their offer (John 6:15).

After man’s future failure to establish universal “peace on earth” (1 Thessalonians 5:3), God the Father will set up the Lord Jesus Christ as the King of kings, and Lord of lords. It will be God the Father Himself Who crowns Him as such, not us human beings as some of the songs we sing suggest (Psalm 2:1-12; Revelation 19:16).

The Day of His coronation may not be that far away from now. It could take place in a little over 7 years from today after more than one half of the world’s population has been killed during the Seven Years of the Tribulation (Revelation 6:8; 9:15). If God doesn’t limit the “Man of Sin’s” (Antichrist’s) activities during this time, no flesh on earth would survive (Matthew 24:22). The devil is a selective murderer and a liar (John 8:44). He promotes euthanasia and the abortion/murder of babies (Exodus 1:16; Matthew 2:16). Where will you be when all this happens on earth?

BTW – In our world today we have some elite, “Uber-rich Globalists” who want to reduce the human population down to about 500 million people. [2] They want to rule over genetically modified people (“serfs”) who will have/own nothing and be content with that. [3]

While God has, through nature, demonstrated His existence (Psalm 19:1 ff), some claim to be atheists or agnostics. God calls them “fools” (Psalm 14:1). Many (perhaps most) of humanity believe the lie of evolution. [4] They fail to give thanks to God for the blessings that He sends on the righteous and unrighteous (sunshine and rain – Matthew 5:45). Without these, none of us could survive physically.

Sadly, many Christians also fail to give thanks to God “for all things” (Ephesians 5:20), “in all circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:18), and “for all men” (1 Timothy 2:1). What about you?

For this reason, God has given up many unbelievers to all types of perversions which will bring greater judgment and punishment on them (Romans 1:18-32; Revelation 20:12, 13). All unbelievers, who die in their sins, without having been judicially forgiven (John 16:11; Romans 4:7; Ephesians 1:7; 1 John 2:12), will end up in the lake of fire where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matthew 25:30, 41, 46), and where the worm (sinful nature) of man won’t die (Mark 9:44, 46, 48). Throughout eternity they will have uncontrollable cravings for drugs, alcohol, perverted sex, etc that will never be satisfied (See Revelation 21:8; 22:11; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

Hope. If you’re alive right now on earth, reading this as an unsaved person, there is hope for you. But if you die physically in unbelief, your destiny in the lake of fire with the devil and his angels/demons will be irreversible (Matthew 25:41, 46). (No reincarnation, or annihilation of the wicked dead are taught in the Scriptures, as some cults teach.)

Hades. Today, when an unbeliever dies, he/she goes to Hades to suffer in the heart of the earth (Luke 16:19-31; Deuteronomy 32:22). At the end of time Jesus will raise them up from there (1 Corinthians15:20-26). They will stand before Him at the Great White Throne Judgment where their works will be judged (Revelation 20:10-15) to determine their degree of suffering forever in the lake of fire. (See Matthew 10:15; 11:22. 24.) What about believers who die today? [5]

My friend, if you put your faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, Who died for your sins, was buried for three days and nights, and then rose again bodily from the dead, you will be saved (delivered) from the lake of fire (John 3:16, 18, 36; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Acts 16:31). This is the Gospel that we must believe in order to be saved from everlasting condemnation. No one is saved by his/her good works (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5). [6]

The choice is yours. You have no guarantee that you will be alive 5 minutes from now. “Now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2; See James 4:14; Proverbs 27:1).

If you aren’t sure of your eternal destiny, and would like additional spiritual help, we invite you to 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; 2 Peter 3:18).

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[1] The Order Of Coming Events: https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/the-order-of-coming

[2] Population Reduction – Georgia Guidestones https://grandmageri422.me/2020/03/15/the-georgia-guides-stones-population-control-and-the-coming-antichrist/

[3] Useless Eaters – “We just don’t need the vast majority of the population.” – Yuval Noah Harari

[4] Evolution vs God. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0u3-2CGOMQ

[5] Intermediate Bodies. http://bartimaeus.us/pub_dom/intermediate_body.html

[6] Gospel Presentations: https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2022/02/16/gospel-presentations/

Suppose, instead of giving everyone a few hundred dollars, our government decided to give all of us a million dollars each. Possible motive – to buy our votes to keep them in power. (After all, they just print it up anyway.) If this happened, would you quit your job? What if everyone else quit their jobs? Who would manufacture things or wait on you at the stores from which you’d like to purchase things – grocery stores, drug stores, gas stations, restaurants, etc? What if you couldn’t get a needed part for your refrigerator, stove, furnace, or automobile to keep it running?

What if the money came to you in the form of a debit card that you alone could use after properly identifying yourself? Suppose this card allowed you to buy only specific goods and services at selected stores depending on your “credit score” that the government would decide as they do in China? (By the way, the late David Rockefeller thought China had a desirable form of government even though millions of Chinese people were murdered by their leader Mao. Many others also think this way.) [1]

Left Behind. This all sounds a lot like what the Bible says will happen to the people who will be “left behind” at the time of the Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) and who will go into the Seven Years of the Tribulation (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 6-19).

Mark Of The Beast. They will need to take it to buy or sell things. “He [Antichrist] causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666” (Revelation 12:13-16).

Refuse It. Those who take it are doomed forever. But some people won’t take his mark and will suffer greatly and many of them will die. Believers (whether Jews or non-Jews) who survive to the end of the seven year Tribulation will be the ones who enter into Christ’s millennial kingdom to repopulate the earth (Matthew 24:13; 25:13).

Power Grid. There is a real possibility that it could go down from an EMP attack (electromagnetic pulse), solar flares, a terrorist attack, cyberterrorism or cyber warfare, a nuclear plant explosion, or over-regulation​. [2] Commerce would cease. Communications would shut down.  Transport networks would grind to a halt. There would be no running water.  Grocery stores and pharmacies would be stripped bare. Satellite navigation devices would be useless. [3]

Not The U.S.? We don’t like to think that this scenario could possibly happen in our country – which some people think is a “Christian nation.” Really? Just think of all the innocent babies that have been brutally aborted in our country alone since 1973. Over 60 million of them.

Ungrateful Atheists. God often gives up on the arrogant individuals and nations who fail to acknowledge His existence (the atheists, the practical atheists who are religious but who act like God doesn’t exist, and the agnostics who don’t know or care if God exists). Neither are they thankful to Him for His many blessings. They are prone to engage in uncleanness, vile passions, and abominable activities and lawless behavior (Romans 1:18-32). God’s Word tells us that “The wicked shall be turned into hell, And all the nations that forget God” (Psalm 9:17; See Psalm 2).

Wicked Behavior. The Scriptures tell us that it will intensify just before the Lord Jesus Christ comes back to set up His millennial kingdom on/over the earth (2 Timothy 3:1-5; Revelation 20:4). “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all” (Luke 17:26, 27). “… the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually…So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth” (Genesis 6:5, 12). [4]

Judgment Day. It’s coming for all of us (Hebrews 9:27). The believer’s works will be judged by Christ (John 5:22; 2 Timothy 4:8) to determine his/her degree of rewards and enjoyment in heaven, while the unbeliever’s works will be judged to determine his/her degree of punishment and torment in the lake of fire forever (1 Corinthians 3:11-15; Revelation 20:11-15). God desires that all men and women, boys and girls be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4). Christ died for the sins of the whole world but most people won’t accept God’s offer of salvation through Christ (1 Timothy 4:10; 1 John 2:2).

Destiny. Our spending eternity with God in heaven or in the lake of fire with the devil and his angels/demons, will be determined by our faith or lack of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for our sins, was buried, and Who rose again bodily on the third day. [5]

Category. In which category do you fit – Believer or unbeliever? You can be saved/delivered from the lake of fire and enter heaven instead by one simple act of faith in Christ alone, apart from your good works (Colossians 1:13; Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5).

If you aren’t sure of your eternal destiny or need additional spiritual help, we’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change and grow (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). We can be reached here or through our website: www.kelseypeach.com.

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[1] David Rockefeller Quote – “The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao’s leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history.”David Rockefeller New York Times, 10 Aug 1973 – https://truthstreammedia.com/2019/12/27/whats-your-social-credit-score/

Note: “[China’s Mao Zedong was] one of the greatest mass murderers in history, responsible for the deaths of at least 45 million people between 1958 and 1962. It is not merely the extent of the catastrophe that dwarfs earlier estimates, but also the manner in which many people died: between two and three million victims were tortured to death or summarily killed, often for the slightest infraction.”

https://warriormaven.com/history/mao-zedong-killed-millions-of-his-own-people-and-built-nuclear-weapons

[2] Power Grid Collapse https://www.survivopedia.com/the-power-grid-could-collapse/

[3] Power Grid https://luis46pr.wordpress.com/2021/06/14/heres-what-will-happen-if-the-power-grid-goes-down-plus-tips-on-how-to-survive/

[4] The Order Of Coming Events https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/the-order-of-coming-events/

[5] Gospel Presentations: https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2022/02/16/gospel-presentations/

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

Used by Permission. All rights reserved.

Perhaps you’ve seen pictures of them on a white horse, a red horse, a black horse, and a pale green horse. But maybe you don’t know what they represent. They are mentioned in the Book of Revelation chapter six and refer to four conditions that may take place in the very near future shortly after the “Man of sin” (Anti-Christ) signs a 7 year agreement with the Jewish people to ensure their peace and safety (Daniel 9:27).  The Jews need and want this now more than ever. 

Anti-Semitism. Once again hatred for the Jews is on the rise and, believe it or not, it will continue to get much worse.  Today three major religions are struggling over the city of Jerusalem which is likened to a heavy stone for all peoples (Zechariah 12:3).

  Armageddon.  Eventually, at the end of the “Great Tribulation,” all the nations of the world will come against the Jews to a place in northern Israel called Armageddon (Revelation 16:16).  But the Lord Jesus Christ Himself (their Messiah) will descend from heaven to deliver the believing Jewish remnant in the nick of time (Revelation 19:11-19; Zechariah 12:8-14; 14:1-15; Matthew 23:39).

  Rapture.  True, the word “rapture” isn’t found in the English translation of the Scriptures, but it accurately conveys the concept of being “caught up” to meet the Lord in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:17).  This event has no “Biblical” signs that precede it.  It can happen at any moment and it will fulfill Christ’s promise to His disciples and to all true believers of this “Dispensation of Grace” in which we now live (John 14:1-3; Ephesians 3:1-5).  Remember, a thousand years to us is like a day to God (2 Peter 3:8).

  The Order Of Coming Events.  [1] After the Rapture (snatching away) of the true Church, but before the Anti-Christ and the Jews sign the seven year agreement, most Jews must be back in the land of Israel (Daniel 9:27).  Something apparently happens after the Rapture of the true church to make the Jews in other countries want to return to the land of Israel that God promised to give to them in an unconditional covenant (Genesis 15:18).  Ten kings (leaders) from the region of the Revived Roman Empire also must be in power (Revelation 17:12, 13), and the world wide harlot religion must be in it’s place and have power (Revelation 17:3) which they will give to the Anti-Christ (Man of Sin).

  Judgments.  There are three sets of seven judgments (21 judgments): 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets, and 7 Bowl judgments (Revelation 6-19).  The “Seven Seal Judgments” will take place during the first half of the seven year tribulation and are designed for the Gentile (non-Jewish) nations (Revelation 6:1-16; 8:1).  These judgments will not harm the Jews in Israel who have a signed agreement (covenant) with the Anti-Christ (Matthew 24:6).

  White Horseman (First seal judgment).  This represents the condition of false peace that will be made between the Anti-Christ and Israel (Daniel 9:27; 1 Thessalonians 5:3).

  Red Horseman (Second seal judgment).  This represents the war in which the Anti-Christ will depose three of the ten kings (rulers) who want their power back after they become disillusioned with him (Daniel 2:43; 7:8, 23ff).  Perhaps he will use weapons of mass destruction to destroy these three kings and their countries.

  Black Horseman (Third seal judgment).  This represents the terrible famine that will follow in the wake of this war.  It will engulf the non-Jews, but it will not affect the Jews living in the land of Israel.  They will enjoy plenty of food while other people in the rest of the world are starving.  This will be one of the reasons why Russia and her Arab allies will come down on Israel to take a spoil (Ezekiel 38:11 ff). They’re hungry.

  Pale Horseman (Fourth seal judgment).  This represents death when one fourth of the world’s population will die (Revelation 6:8).  Later, during the sixth trumpet judgment, another one third of the world’s population will die (Revelation 9:15). This means that over ½ of the world’s population will die during this “Seven Year Tribulation.” (Consider the Globalists’ New World Order agenda.) [2]

  Martyrs  (Fifth seal judgment).  Apparently these are Gentiles who become believers in the true and living God after the Rapture of the true Church. They will be martyred (killed) by the apostate church.

  War (Sixth seal judgment).  When Russia and her Arab allies come against Israel in the middle of the seven year tribulation to take a spoil, the Anti-Christ will come to Israel’s deliverance and fight against them and destroy them (Ezekiel 38, 39).  [3] But during this battle, the Anti-Christ also will be killed but then be brought back to life and amaze the whole world (Revelation 13:3, 12, 14).  Then he will demand that the Jews worship him as god.  They will refuse to do this (Matthew 24:15-28).  Since the Devil couldn’t get Jesus to worship him (Matthew 4:8-10), he will try to get God’s chosen people to worship his human representative on earth.  But the Jews won’t fall down before him.  Idol worship was something that the Jews had learned not to do while they were captives in Babylon for 70 years (Daniel 3:1-18).

  Silence In Heaven (Seventh seal judgment).  At the middle of the “Seven Year Tribulation” there will be silence in heaven for ½ hour because this will be the first time in human history that one man will have complete domination over the whole world like never before. He will demand that everyone worship him and take his mark (666) if he/she wants to buy, sell, or trade during the last 3 ½ years, known as the “Great Tribulation” and “The Time of Jacob’s (Israel’s) Trouble” (Revelation 13:17; Jeremiah 30:7; Matthew 24:15 ff).  Those who take his mark are doomed. (No, the “Jab” is not the “Mark of the Beast.” – Revelation 13:11-18) [4]

  Jews Persecuted.  When the “Man of Sin” (Anti-Christ) breaks his agreement with the Jews, he will not allow them to continue to offer any more sacrifices in the rebuilt temple.  The false prophet will have the Anti-Christ’s image put in the rebuilt Jewish temple, and the Jews will flee to Petra, which is also known as Sela (Isaiah 16:1; Revelation 12:13-17).  Then God will miraculously protect the Jewish remnant (believers) for the rest of the seven years of tribulation.  Two thirds of the Jews (the rebels) will be cut off and die during the second half of the Tribulation (Zechariah 13:8). Then the Jews will come to realize that God is once again dealing with them (Romans 11:25).

  Two Witnesses.  These two Jewish men will be in the city of Jerusalem for the last 3 ½ years of the Seven Year Tribulation and will have God’s power to devour their enemies (Revelation 11:3-12).  The 144,000 Jews, from the twelve tribes of Israel, will evangelize the whole world with the “Gospel of the Kingdom” during the last half of the tribulation (Revelation 7:4-8; Matthew 24:14).  It is not the same Gospel which one must believe today to be saved (1 Corinthians 15:1-8).

  The Great Tribulation.  To the dismay of those living on the earth at this time, the last half of the tribulation will be far worse than the first half.  The Trumpet and Bowl Judgments will devastate the whole earth.  God hasn’t abandoned the Jews forever and He hasn’t replaced the Jews with the Church (Romans 11:1). [5] These are two separate and unique groups (1 Corinthians 10:32).  God will fulfill all the unconditional promises that He made with the Jews.  Otherwise Christians can’t be sure that He will fulfill His promises to us (Romans 15:4).

Look Up. You don’t need to be told that we are living in a very troubled world today. Jesus said, “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:25-28).

  Questions.  Where will you be when all these things happen?  Are you sure?  Where will you spend eternity?  Have you placed your faith exclusively in the Lord Jesus Christ who died for your sins and rose again?  If not, why not trust Him right now before it’s too late? [6]

The Crown Of Righteousness. Christians who love the Lord’s imminent return for us will be more likely to live God honoring, righteous lives and earn this crown (2 Timothy 4:8). So, keep looking up. Perhaps Today!

  Help.  We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change and grow (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). If you have questions or would like additional help, contact us here or visit our website at www.kelseypeach.com. Please SHARE this with others.

[1] The Order Of Coming Events: https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/the-order-of-coming-events/

[2] The Globalists’ New Word Order – Georgia Guide Stones:  https://grandmageri422.me/2020/07/11/the-georgia-guide-stones-population-control-and-the-coming-antichrist-we-are-so-close-now/

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

[4] The Jab – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2021/11/12/the-jab/

[5] Replacement Theology – https://christinprophecy.org/articles/the-evil-of-replacement-theology/

[6] Gospel Presentations: https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2022/02/16/gospel-presentations/

FREE Bible Study Book Marker with a Dispensations Chart: https://www.kelseypeach.com/_files/ugd/08892a_ce5bb78881fa4f50a6c866dd9ab0adfe.pdf

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/

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.

Far too many Christians, who claim to believe that Jesus will come back to earth as He said He would (John 14:1-3), don’t love His appearing.” As a result, they won’t earn the “Crown of Righteousness” (2 Timothy 4:8). When you truly love someone, you want to please him/her and do the right things. If you claim to be a Christian, when was the last time you even thought about Him and His return for you?

In the “energy of their own flesh” (Romans 8:8) many of these same people often do their own brand of “good works” that they want to do rather than the “good works” that God planned for them to do while they are here on earth (Ephesians 2:10; 1 Peter 4:10). They aren’t “led by the Holy Spirit” (Romans 8:14), and they don’t “walk by [means of] the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16, 25). So they give in to the strong desires (lusts) that come from their own sin nature (See Romans 7:15-25; 1 John 1:8) and engage in the sinful “works of the flesh” (Galatians 5:19-21). Divine chastening may be necessary (Hebrews 12: 5 ff) if confession isn’t timely (1 John 1:9; Proverbs 28:13).

Most people work for someone else. Suppose you went to work and did whatever it was that you wanted to do rather than what the owner wanted you to do. How long do you think he would keep you employed? The owner needs to make a profit so he can pay you a salary. His customers are really the ones who enable him to sign your paycheck. This is why we need to do quality work that will keep customers satisfied and bring them back for additional products and/or services. (See Ephesians 6:5-8).

In like manner, Christians should do their work on earth as unto the Lord so they can be well pleasing to God because one day all of us will stand before Judge Jesus to give an account of what we did on earth (John 5:22; 2 Corinthians 5:9, 10; Romans 14:12). He will judge our works (not us – Romans 8:1) to determine their quality. If they are like gold, silver, and precious stones, we will be rewarded. If they are like wood, hay, and straw, they will be burned up without our losing our salvation (1 Corinthians 3:11-15).

The Lord’s imminent return is called a “Blessed Hope” (Titus 2:13), a “Comforting Hope” (1 Thessalonians 4:18), and a “Purifying Hope” (1 John 3:3). This “Hope” is not wishful thinking, but a confident expectation based on the promises of God who cannot lie (Titus 1:2).

The “Rapture” of the true Church was a mystery in the Old Testament (1 Corinthians 15:51, 52; See Romans 16:25, 26). But once it was revealed to spiritually maturing believers, it is no longer a mystery, and shouldn’t be mysterious to Christians. When we interpret the Scriptures normally, historically, grammatically, and contextually we can gain a clearer picture of the Word of God and the future. [1] We believe in the “Pre-tribulation Rapture” of the true Church (not the apostate church – See Revelation 17, 18). Our FREE “Understanding The Times Dispensations Chart” has been helpful to many Christians. (Ask about it.)

We are much more likely to make better decisions in life when we keep the imminent return of the Lord in mind (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). What would you do differently if you really believed that the Lord would return this evening or that today might be your last day on earth? How would your plans change? God’s wisdom is available to every Christian when we ask Him for it (James 1:5 ff). Those Christians who pursue the philosophy and wisdom of this world will have their works burned up (Colossians 2:8; James 3:13-18).

To spiritually maturing Christians, the Apostle John wrote, Do not love the world [system] or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of [for] the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever” (1 John 2:15-17; See 2 Peter 3:10 ff).

“The [cosmos] as a system includes all unsaved mankind under Satan as its ruler. It consists of society with its culture, commerce, education, entertainments, religions, governments, armies and senseless warfare. It is based on greed, idolatry, selfishness, religious superstitious awe, heresy and the constant striving for power. It is all society at its best and at its worst.” – Dr. H. L. Schafer [2] (See Luke 11:50, 51; Genesis 4:16-24).

The primary purpose of every Christian is/should be to glorify God by making Him known to those around us by any and every legitimate means (1 Corinthians 10:31; 2 Timothy 2:5) as we are led by God the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14). This includes our sharing the Gospel [3] clearly with lost people so they can place their faith and trust in the Christ of the Scriptures alone and be saved. The false Christs of the cults and a perverted gospel can’t save anyone (2 Corinthians 11:4, 13-15; See Matthew 24:5.)  All unbelievers, who die physically in unbelief, will be cast into the lake of fire where they will suffer forever (Matthew 25:41, 46; John 16:8-11). “[God] desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4). He died once and for all (Romans 6:10; Hebrews 10:10) for the sins of the whole world (John 3:16; 1 Timothy 4:10; 2 Peter 2:1; 1 John 2:2). But judicial forgiveness is only granted to those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for our sins…and rose again bodily on the third day (Ephesians 1:7; Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). Have you done this yet? If not, why not now? If you have, will you help us spread the Gospel to others?

Once a person has been saved, Spirit filled believers (Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 6:1) need to help the new believer grow in the sphere of grace (1 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 3:18). They need to be taught about serving God with their spiritual gift (Romans 12; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Ephesians 4:11; 1 Peter 4:10). Reproduction is/should be an important goal of every believer until the Lord takes us home through death or the Rapture (Matthew 28:19, 20; Mark 16:15).

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, we can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. If you’ve found this helpful, please SHARE this with others too.

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

[2] Dr. H. L. Schafer, Maturing In Christ, Second Edition, 2016, Xuon Press, p. 216

https://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781609578381&HC_ISBN=

[3] Dr. Manfred Kober: “Do We Really Know The Gospel?”

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

The Human Problem. The Diving Provision. The Divine Provision.

Friend, You have sinned. But Christ died for sinners and rose again.

Trust Him alone and He will save you eternally. Do it now!”

Dr. Ron Shea, The Clear Gospel,(Illustrated)

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

My Presentation: https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/the-bad-news-the-good-news/

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.