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“Some men die from shrapnel, others die in flames. But most men die inch by inch playing silly little games.” – Source unknown. What are you doing with the life you’ve been given (John 15:5; 1 Corinthians 4:7; Acts 17:28)? Are you, as a Christian, living to please yourself or God (2 Corinthians 5:9)? Are you eagerly anticipating and loving Christ’s any moment return? If you are, you will live a more righteous life and earn the “Crown of Righteousness” (2 Timothy 4:8). Furthermore, the priorities of your life will probably change as you seek to glorify God by making Him know to those whom you encounter in life (1 Corinthians 10:31).

Wars. Throughout human history there have been wars. Are there any just reasons for going to war or should a Christian be a pacifist? What are human governments supposed to do? [1] Most wars stem from evil men wanting more and more for themselves at the expense of others. Christ’s half-brother wrote, Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures” (James 4:1-3). NKJV

Freedom. Most people want to be free from the tyranny of evil despots. They want to enjoy the freedom that we have in our country. Why do people, longing for freedom, gravitate to our country, not to socialist/communist countries where over a 100 million citizens in those countries have been murdered by their own leaders like Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and others?

Price. Many valiant soldiers lost their lives to secure and preserve the freedom that we still enjoy in our country. But we are only one election away from losing it all.

Trojan Horse. The enemies within our walls are a far greater danger to us than those who are without. Many of them look like we do, talk like we do, and work among us. And yet they are intent on undermining our country because they have a “utopian” world view that they think they can bring into existence. Consider this quote attributed to Henri Spaak, former Secretary General of NATO, What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the alliances of all people and to lift us out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man, and be he god or devil, we will receive him.”

N.W.O. Many well meaning people believe that we need a “New Word Order.” I’m one of them. But I hasten to say that I’m not one who longs for the “New World Order” that the wicked men of this world envision. I’m looking for the one that the Lord Jesus Christ will set up when He returns to this earth after the 7 years of Tribulation (Revelation 6-19; Isaiah 9:6, 7). Consider carefully the inscriptions on the “Georgia Guidestones.” [2]

Warning. God laughs at puny men who try to resist Him by setting up their own “New World Order” without Him (Psalm 2). God scattered those who were building the “Tower of Babel” and changed their languages (Genesis 11:4). Those who refuse to submit and bow the knee to God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, will be crushed with His rod of iron (Revelation 2:27; 12:5; 19:15). One day every one will confess (admit) that He is God and that He shares an absolute equality with God the Father (Philippians 2:10, 11). These verses are NOT teaching the universal salvation of all men as some false teachers claim.

Children. While all of us descended from Adam and Eve (Acts 17:26), and then through Noah’s three sons, we are not all in the same spiritual family. Jesus made it very clear that we all started out our lives in the devil’s family (John 8:44; 1 John 3:9, 10). To enter into God’s family, we must be spiritually born again from above (John 3:3-7; 1 Peter 1:23). This takes place today when we believe on the Lord Jesus Christ alone, who died for our sins…and rose again bodily on the third day (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). It’s not merely knowing and believing the facts of the Gospel, but the transfer of our faith from ourselves and our brand of good works over to the Christ of the Scriptures alone (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5; Isaiah 64:6). The false Christs of the cults can’t save anyone (Matthew 24:5; 2 Corinthians 11:4, 13-15). Note: You haven’t proclaimed the Gospel that leads to a person’s salvation unless you have included, not only His death for our sins, but also the bodily resurrection of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Luke 24:36-39; Romans 1:16, 17; 4:25). [3] A dead Savior can’t help anyone.

Kingdom. When Jesus allowed Himself to be arrested, He said to Pilate, “My kingdom is not [out] of this world [system]. If My kingdom were [out] of this world [system], 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). Some people misunderstand this verse. From the Greek language, in which the New Testament was written, we learn that Jesus was telling Pilate that His literal kingdom on/over this earth would be different than the kingdoms of men on earth. It would have been set up on earth during Christ’s first coming if the Jews, as a whole, had accepted Him as their promised Messiah. But they didn’t (John 1:11, 12). Instead they had Him crucified by the Romans. However, God holds all mankind guilty of Christ’s death (Acts 4:27, 28; 5:29-32). This includes you and me.

Postponed. God must keep all His unconditional promises to the Jews. If He doesn’t, He’s a liar and we couldn’t be sure if He’d keep His promises to us as Christians either (See Romans 15:4). The Church hasn’t replaced the nation of Israel (Romans 11:1 ff). King David’s dynasty will be established here on earth after the seven years of the Tribulation (Daniel 9:27; 2 Samuel 7:12-16). He will be resurrected 75 days after the Tribulation is over (Daniel 12:12). He will be the primary regent on earth, under Christ and the true Church (Jeremiah 30:9). Underneath him there will be other kings and lords (Revelation 19:16) and righteous judges (Isaiah 1:26).

Prophecy. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon was given a dream from God (Daniel 2). In it the world empires were portrayed by a man with a head of gold, a chest of silver, thighs of bronze, legs of iron, and 10 toes of iron and brittle clay. These represented the Babylonian empire, the Medo-Persian empire, the Grecian empire, the Roman empire, and the revived Roman empire (which seems to be forming today). But God let Nebuchadnezzar know that another kingdom would come to demolish man’s world empires. Then a completely new kind of government would be established in which the God-man, the Lord Jesus Christ, would set up His kingdom on/over the earth for 1,000 years (Daniel 2:44, 45; Revelation 20:1-10; Isaiah 2:4; 9:6, 7; 11:1 ff; 35:1 ff; etc).

Indicators. While there are no “sign miracles” that will proceed Christ’s coming in the Rapture (John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18), there seems to be many indicators that point to it as the world looks for a leader to solve mankind’s problems and plans to set up a “New World Order” and a “One World Religion.” (See Revelation 13; 17; 18.) The Bible predicts these things are coming (2 Thessalonians 2:8-10; Revelation 13:1 ff).

Chart. If you’d like to learn more about the things that are predicted in the Scriptures, we invite you to get our FREE “Understanding the Times Dispensations Chart” on our website: www.kelseypeach.com. See also https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/the-order-of-coming-events-2/

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[1] http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/churchhi/church7.htm

https://www.gotquestions.org/war-Bible.html

https://www.gotquestions.org/just-war-theory.html

https://www.gotquestions.org/Jesus-pacifist.html

[2] https://grandmageri422.me/2016/05/13/the-georgia-guidestones-satans-commandments-which-will-be-enforced-by-the-u-n/

[3] https://www.faith.edu/1993/02/do-we-really-know-the-gospel/

This article is designed primarily for those Christians who have placed their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for our sins…and rose again bodily on the third day, and who want to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18), and share what they learn with other faithful believers (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). Knowing what God has revealed in His Word and what He will do in the future can enable a believer to enjoy the “peace of God, which surpasses all understanding [and] guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” in these spiritually dark days (Philippians 4:7). Before beginning, please pause and ask God to illuminate you mind to the truth that is found in His Word (Ephesians 1:18; John 17:17; Titus 1:2). Be like the “Berean Christians” who searched the Scriptures to find out whether these things are what God’s Word teaches (Acts 17:11). Much of this information will seem foolish to unsaved people and/or carnal Christians (1 Corinthians 2:14; 3:1-4; Hebrews 5:11-14).

A True Story

At the village church in Kalonovka, Russia, attendance at Sunday school picked up after the priest started handing out candy to the peasant children. One of the most faithful was a pug-nosed, pugnacious lad who recited his Scriptures with proper piety, pocketed his reward, then fled into the fields to munch on it.

The priest took a liking to the boy, persuaded him to attend church school. This was preferable to doing household chores from which his devout parents excused him. By offering other inducements, the priest managed to teach the boy the four Gospels. In fact, he won a special prize for learning all four by heart and reciting them nonstop in church.

Sixty years later he was still reciting the Scriptures, but in a context that probably would have horrified the old priest, but perhaps not the current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. For the prize pupil, who memorized so much of the Bible, was Nikita Khrushchev, the former Communist czar. [1]

Enticed By Socialism/Communism & Other People’s Money”

He either twisted, misapplied, or totally rejected the Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 5-7) and the “Olivet Discourse” (Matthew 24, 25) that were addressed to Jews (not to the Church), who were anticipating the setting up of the kingdom of the heavens (Daniel 2:44, 45; Matthew 4:17). Khrushchev later embraced atheistic communism” that has been responsible for over 100 million deaths in the last 150 years. [2] The communist’s, the Romanist’s, and many other religious philosophies teach, The end justifies the means.” In other words, do whatever is necessary (lie, steal, cheat, murder, etc) to accomplish your objective. But God’s Word contradicts this heresy (Romans 3:8; 6:1; 2 Timothy 2:5). Consider also the deaths due to religious wars. [3]

Atheist. Khrushchev later went on to claim that there was no God (See Psalm 14:1) because the Russian astronauts who went into space in the Sputnik didn’t see God up there. It has been reported that this same man, years later, when he spoke at a party at the Polish Embassy in Moscow, took off his shoe and pounded it on the podium and said, We will bury you [capitalists].” [4] Were he alive today, he might be saying, I told you we would and we’re doing it.” Consider the democratic socialists/communists” in our society who want to change our constitutional republic into a socialist/communist country.

Our Sin Nature. Jealousy and envy (two works of the flesh/sin nature – Galatians 5:19-21) cause people to vote into office politicians who will steal from the richer people and give to those who won’t work for it. (See Exodus 20:15; 2 Thessalonians 3:10; Ephesians 4:28). They want to take other people’s money (O.P.M.) by force and redistribute it. These folks should take a good look at the once prosperous country of Venezuela and other communist countries first. Is this really what they want?

Philosophy. The communist philosophy From each according to his ability, to each according to his need” can’t/won’t work because the sinful nature of man is basically selfish (Genesis 6:5; Romans 3:10-23; Galatians 5:19-21; Jeremiah 17:9; 2 Timothy 3:1-5). It can’t be changed. This is why God gives a new nature” to those who put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for our sins…and rose again bodily on the third day (2 Peter 1:4; 1 John 3:8-10; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Acts 16:31). It enables us to please God (2 Corinthians 5:9; See Romans 8:8). Do you have a new nature” from above (John 3:3-8)? If so, are you displaying “the Fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22, 23) at the right time, towards the right people, for the right reasons?

Retained. Contrary to what some people are being taught, a Christian doesn’t lose his/her sin nature when he/she gets saved (Romans 7:15-25; 1 John 1:8). We still have the potential to engage in the works of the flesh” that are perversions of good things (Galatians 5:19-21). But as long as a believer walks by means of the Holy Spirit” he/she can’t fulfill the lusts (strong desires) that come from the flesh/sin nature (Galatians 5:16, 25). But he/she must beware of the temptations that come from the devil and the present world system.

Professing Christians.” There are many of them in churches today who twist and allegorize the Sermon on the Mount” and the “Olivet Discourse” (2 Peter 3:16). They think that the words Christ spoke to the Jews are more inspired” than the rest of the Scriptures (See 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; Titus 1:9). They don’t make a distinction between the Jews, the non-Jews, and the true Church (See 1 Corinthians 10:32; Galatians 3:28). And they fail to acknowledge that Christ postponed the setting up of His literal kingdom on/over the earth because of the unbelief of most of the Jews (Matthew 16:20; 23:37-39; John 1:11; 16:8-11; 19:15).

Kingdom. Jesus said, My kingdom is not [out of] this [diabolical] world…” (John 18:36). In other words, He was saying that after totally demolishing all the kingdoms of men, in a righteous war (Revelation 19:11; See Psalm 2:9), He will set up His literal Kingdom on/over the whole earth. Christ, along with His Bride (the true Church), will rule as the King of kings, and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16), from the heavenly New Jerusalem that (we believe) will hover over and circle the earth daily (Revelation 21:9 – Notice the “present active participle”).   

LightDuring the 1,000 year reign of Christ, the source of light for the earth will come primarily from the Lord Himself (Revelation 21:23, 24), with His garment of light (Psalm 104:2; Acts 9:3; 1 Timothy 6:16).  He will be seated at the apex of the heavenly New Jerusalem during the millennium. (Of the two possible designs, we believe that a pyramidal structure is more likely than a cube.) Keep in mind that the sun will have gone out when Christ returns at His second coming (Matthew 24:29; See Revelation 8:12; Isaiah 30:26).

Resurrection. King David will be raised from the dead and rule on earth under Christ and the Church (Jeremiah 30:9). He and the other Old Testament believers will be raised physically 75 days after the Tribulation is over (Daniel 12:12; See 1 Corinthians 15:20-24, 51, 52). Some of them will rule over the residents on earth during the millennium (Luke 19:17; Isaiah 1:26). The initial phase of Christ’s reign will last for 1,000 years (Revelation 20:1-10) and then extend out into eternity future after He creates a new heavens and earth in which righteousness will finally settle down and feel at home (Revelation 21:1 ff; 2 Peter 3:10-13; Isaiah 9:6, 7).

Red Letter Christians” [5] They try to justify Christian socialism/communism” [6] by using an incident that took place in the early days of the church. The dispersed Jews who had come long distances from other countries (Acts 2:8-11), and who had become Christians on the Day of Pentecost, realized that they probably would be ostracized by their unbelieving Jewish relatives, and would be put out of the synagogues (John 12:42; 16:1, 2). Many of them would lose their jobs. So they banded together and helped each other until the crisis was over. Notice also what the poorer Gentile Christians” from Macedonia did voluntarily to help out the Jewish Christians” in Jerusalem during this time (2 Corinthians 8:1-6). This incident was used by God to bond these two groups into one Church (See Ephesians 2:14-18; 4:3-6). They were never instructed by the Lord to pool their resources.” They were putting Christ’s new commandment” to the Church into practice (John 13:34, 35; 1 John 3:16, 17). This higher standard is contrasted to the Old Testament requirement (Leviticus 19:18). How are they different? By which standard are you living?

Capitalism. God is not opposed to it (See Ephesians 4:28). Yes, it can be abused and is being abused by some people today. The constitutional republic that we’ve had in this country has been a great form of government. It is still the envy of the world. That’s why so many people try to get here. But do you know what the best form of government is and why? See Psalm 2:1-12; Isaiah 9:6, 7; Jude 1:4; Revelation 19:16. How soon could it be here? What has to transpire first (See Daniel 9:27; Romans 11:25; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)? How will the Man of Sin” (anti-Christ) seek to counterfeit it and deceive the people of this world (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12)? Why is there silence in heaven for about half an hour” during the 7th trumpet judgment (Revelation 8:1)?

Olivet Discourse. Many false teachers twist Christ’s words in what is referred to as the Olivet Discourse” which is found in Matthew 24, 25. They try to justify Christian socialism/communism [6] (Matthew 25:32-46) and/or preach the Social Justice Gospel” [7] that includes good works.  This a perversion of the True Gospel” [8] for salvation today (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:16; Ephesians 2:8, 9).

Rome’s Pope. The radical leftist Pope Francis, who has been promoting the One World Government and religion, said that the United States of America would be better off if it were brought under the control of such a government. He also is reported to have said that Europe should become one country under one government. It must take on a federal structure, resembling feudal times when the peasants were ruled by unimpeachable monarchs. [9] And, of course, it sure seems like he would like to head up the one world religion (See Revelation 17, 18).

David Rockefeller. “Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded not only in producing more efficient and dedicated administration, but also in fostering high morale and community of purpose. The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao’s leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history.” (Wait! It has been reported that Mao murdered over 60 million of his own people.[2]) Rockefeller is also quoted as having said, “Some even believe we (the Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” [10] He’s dead now. Do you believe he still thinks this way (See Luke 16:19-31)?

Enticed By Miracles”

Revived Roman Empire. The Scriptures tell us that God will allow rebellious men to set up the “New World Order / The Revived Roman Empire” (Daniel 2:41-43; See Psalm 2). It will have several different forms (Revelation 13:1-10; 17:12, 13; Daniel 7:8, 20-22). The “man of lawlessness” (anti-Christ) will be enabled to perform the same kind of miracles that Jesus and the Apostles did to entice the world to follow him (2 Thessalonians 2:8-10; Acts 2:22; Matthew 24:24). He will come with a false peace (between the Arabs and Jews – both descendants of Abraham) that will lead to wars, famine, and death (“The four horsemen” of Revelation 6:1-8). But thankfully his reign will only last for 7 years (Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:22; Revelation 8:12). This will be the most horrible time in human history (Jeremiah 30:7; Matthew 24:21; Revelation 6-19) when over ½ of the world’s population will die (Revelation 6:8; 9:15). Will you, would you want to be alive on earth during this time?

Beware. My friend, don’t listen to or follow the “false teachers” who allegorize (i.e. change/twist) the author’s intended meaning of the Scriptures to fit their own ideas. Many of them ignore and/or neglect Bible prophecy and deny many of the fundamental teachings of the Bible. See the link below to find out who some of these men are. [11]

Blessing. Consider these words from the resurrected and exalted Christ – Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy (i. e. the Book of Revelation), and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near” (Revelation 1:3). Note the curse that will be imposed on those who add or subtract from it (Revelation 22:18, 19) like the cults do. Remember, at the time of its writing, over ¼ of the Scriptures were prophetic in nature. Since the prophecies concerning Christ’s first coming were fulfilled literally, there is every reason to believe that the prophecies concerning His second coming will be fulfilled literally too.

Scripture Memory. [12] Memorizing Scripture is important (Psalm 119:11) but it doesn’t guarantee that one understands or believes what he can quote. But every Christian should read, meditate, and memorize Scripture so he/she can give a Biblical answer to those who might ask him/her concerning his/her hope (1 Peter 3:15).

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[1] Story about N. K. http://www.sermonillustrations.com/a-z/m/memorization_of_the_bible.htm

[2] Deaths from atheistic communism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_killings_under_communist_regimes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Book_of_Communism

[3] Deaths in the name of religion:

https://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comments/33tofh/how_many_people_have_been_killed_in_the_name_of/

[4] Nikita Khrushchev quote: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_will_bury_you

[5] Red Letter Christians https://www.gotquestions.org/red-letter-Christians.html

[6] Christian Socialism – https://www.gotquestions.org/Christian-Socialism.html

[7] Social Justice Gospel https://www.gotquestions.org/social-gospel.html

     Social Action https://www.gotquestions.org/social-action.html

[8] Dr. Manfred Kober, “Do We Really Know The Gospel?” https://www.faith.edu/1993/02/do-we-really-know-the-gospel/

[9] Pope Francis quote: https://explainlife.com/pope-francis-world-government-must-rule-u-s-for-their-own-good-6447/

[10] David Rockefeller’s quotes: https://www.azquotes.com/quote/679749

[11] List of “preachers” – http://christinprophecy.org/articles/the-abuse-of-prophecy/

[12] For Scripture Memory – http://www.memlok.com/wp/

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYOX47E-j24

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Try to imagine how you might feel if, after working hard your whole life to do what was right in your own eyes, you discovered that all of it was in vain and you lost everything you were hoping to gain. (See Judges 21:25; Proverbs 14:12). What does it mean to “believe in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:2)?

Consider what is going to happen to a group of people who prophesied in Jesus’ name, who cast out demons, and who did many wonders in His name. Jesus will say to them on judgment day, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness” (Matthew 7:21-23; 10:1; 2 Thessalonians 2:9). Where will false prophets and teachers spend eternity (Jude 1:13)?

Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24, 25). In this speech, just before He went to the cross, Jesus talked about the Tribulation (7 years), His second coming (not the Rapture), and the Judgment of the sheep (believers) and goats (unbelievers) that will follow His return. He told them what He is going to say to those on his left hand (goats – unbelievers), “Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” Why? “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it [i. e. good works] not to one of these [My brethren – the 144,000 Jewish evangelists], you did not do it to Me” (Matthew 25:41-46; See Revelation 7:4-8).

Good Works. The good works that these people did (feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, taking in the stranger, and clothing the naked among the 144,000 witnesses) during the Tribulation were the outward evidences (See James 2:18-20; Ephesians 2:10) that they had believed in Christ and the Gospel message concerning His coming kingdom that had been postponed because of the unbelief of most of the Jewish people in Christ’s days on earth (See Matthew 16:20 ff; 23:37-39; 24:14; John 1:11, 12). No one is ever saved by his/her good works (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5).

Welfare King. The Jews wanted someone who would heal the sick, feed the hungry, and raise the dead (John 5:1-18; 6:1-15; 11:43, 44). They wanted a political Messiah who would deliver them out from under Rome’s heel. But they weren’t interested in a Savior from sin (See John 1:29; 6:66). This is the basic problem that most of the Jews (and non-Jews) have today too. Today the Jews have a judicial blindness that God alone can remove when the Gospel has been presented to them (Romans 11:25; See 1 Corinthians 2:14; 2 Corinthians 4:4). Don’t let their spiritual blindness keep you from sharing the same Gospel with them as you would to non-Jewish unbelievers (Romans 1:16, 17). Some Jews believe that Jesus was a good Rabbi, but not God manifested in human flesh (John 1:1-18; 5:18; 10:30, 31). In order for a Jew to be saved today, he/she must believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ who died for his/her sins…and who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day (Romans 1:16, 17; 10:9; John 5:18; 10:30; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). They aren’t saved by their good works or by keeping the Mosaic Law with its 600 plus commandments found in Exodus through Deuteronomy (See Romans 4:1-16; Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5).

Social Gospel. The “Red Letter Christians” and other false teachers twist the Great Commission and the Gospel (Matthew 28:19, 20; 1 Corinthians 15:3 4) and add good works to God’s simple plan of salvation. Their message goes something like this: “Go ye into all the world and feed the hungry, clothe the naked, build homes for the poor and care for the sick, become politically and socially active in order to eliminate the great social problems of our day and to impose Biblical standards upon society. Change the world for Christ by bringing lost people to church.” [1] These misguided people have the mistaken idea that they can/must convert the people of the world to Christ first so they can usher in His kingdom on earth. They tend to believe that the world is somehow going to get better and better through their efforts. This “Post-millennial” view of Christ’s return is not taught in the Scriptures. The conditions and the people on the earth are going from bad to worse (1 Timothy 4:1 ff; 2 Timothy 3:1 ff). The darkness will turn to light after Christ subdues His enemies (Psalm 2:9) and sets up His literal, millennial kingdom on/over this earth (Isaiah 2:4; 9:6, 7; 11:1 ff; 35:1 ff; 42:16; Daniel 2:44, 45; Revelation 20:1-7).

Gospel. Do you really know the unadulterated Gospel that leads to salvation? Could you share it with others in 25 words [2]? Are you confusing the conditions for spiritual growth with the conditions for salvation [3]? Are you “believing in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:2)? You are if you are adding or subtracting from the Gospel or changing it (See 2 Corinthians 11:3, 4, 13-15). Did you know that it is possible for a person to know and believe the facts of the Gospel and still not be saved (James 2:19)? Not until someone transfers his/her faith and trust over the the Lord Jesus Christ alone through the message of the Gospel is he/she truly saved. Our faith must rest in the Christ of the Scriptures, not in the Christ of the cults.

Assurance. Are you 100% sure you’re saved and that you will go to heaven the moment you die or do you believe that you have to go through Purgatory first? Is there anything you could do or fail to do that would cause you to lose your salvation? If so, what would it be? Do you know that it is possible for you to know for sure that you’re headed for heaven? (See 1 John 5:13; Romans 8:16)

Uncertain? If you have doubts about your salvation they could be coming from the devil, or because you’re a carnal Christian, or maybe because you’re not really saved. Please make sure (2 Peter 1:10). “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul” (Mark 8:36)?

Help. We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. If this article has helped you, please let us know and SHARE it with others too. To receive future articles as they come out, click on “Follow.” Join us on Facebook and Youtube.

[1] George Zeller, What The Great Commission Is Not: http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/mevangel/greatcom.htm

[2] Dr. Manfred Kober, “Do We Really Know The Gospel?”  https://www.faith.edu/1993/02/do-we-really-know-the-gospel/

[3] Dr. Manfred Kober Lordship Salvation: Forgotten Truth or a False Doctrine? Parts 1, 2

http://indefenseofthegospel.blogspot.com/2010/07/lordship-salvation-forgotten-truth-or.html

http://indefenseofthegospel.blogspot.com/2010/07/lordship-salvation-forgotten-truth-or_14.html

There are “church goers” who have no problem believing that the devastating ten plagues that came on Pharaoh and the Egyptians in Moses’ day were literal judgments that actually occurred. But somehow when it comes to the similar 21 judgments (7 seals, 7 trumpets, and 7 bowls) mentioned in the Book of Revelation, they have difficulty believing that they will be fulfilled literally. These same “church goers” also believe that the prophecies about Christ’s first coming were fulfilled literally, but when it comes to His second coming, they somehow don’t think they should be taken literally. What about you? What is your understanding of “Things To Come”?

Allegorical. So, instead of using the normal (literal, historical, grammatical) method of interpreting the Scriptures, they use the allegorical method and change the meaning of the words to suit they own preconceived ideas. This allegorical method of interpretation didn’t begin with men like Augustine, but goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden when Satan, through the serpent, questioned Eve by saying, “Has God indeed said…” (Genesis 3:1-6; See Revelation 12:9; 2 Corinthians 11:3; 1 Timothy 2:14)? Is that what He really meant? He wanted her to doubt God. Does this happen to you too?

Seal Judgments. We believe that the “Seven Seal Judgments” will take place during the first half of the “Seven Years of the Tribulation” (Revelation 6:1- 8:1) and will affect all the people of the earth. But the Jews will be protected in Israel by the “Man of Sin / The Anti-Christ” who will have made a seven year covenant (peace agreement) with them (Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:6). It is Satan’s desire to thwart God’s plan of salvation for the Jews and for the whole world by claiming that his agent (Anti-Christ) is their true Messiah and political Deliverer, rather than the Jesus who came to earth 2,000 years ago to save them from their sin (John 1:29) and then to establish His Kingdom of the Heavens over the earth (Matthew 4:17; 10:1 ff; Daniel 2:44, 45; Revelation 20:1-7). Because a majority of the Jews rejected Him as their Messiah, He postponed the setting up of His kingdom until a later date (Matthew 16:20; 23:37-39).

Death/Life. It is our understanding of the Scriptures that when Russia and the Arabic/Muslim nations come down on Israel to take a prey (Ezekiel 38, 39), during the middle of the Tribulation, the Anti-Christ, who will come to Israel’s defense, will be killed in that battle. But he will be brought back to life by a demon spirit and then claim that he is the true Jewish Messiah and God (Revelation 13:3, 4; 2 Thessalonians 2:4). Perhaps the Jews will be deceived momentarily, but when the Anti-Christ insists that they worship his image that will be set up in the rebuilt temple in Jerusalem (Revelation 13:15; Matthew 24:15), the Jews will recognize that He isn’t their true Messiah. They learned in Babylon, long ago, not to worship idols and images (Exodus 20:4, 5). Question: Does the “church” you attend have idols and images for you to worship or to use as aids to worship? Why do these people usually omit the second commandment and divide the tenth commandment?

Silence. The “Seventh Seal Judgment” involves silence in heaven for 30 minutes (Revelation 8:1). We believe that this happens right at the middle of the seven year Tribulation that may be just around the corner. For the first time in all of human history one man will have gained complete, universal domination over the whole world like never before. He will be empowered by Satan himself (Revelation 13:2). During the first half of the Tribulation, the Anti-Christ will have to share his power with the other “Ten Kings of the Revived Roman Empire” (Revelation 17:13; Daniel 7:8). But Satan finally will have his counterfeit Christ ruling over the whole world by himself.

Mark Of The Beast. To buy and/or to sell anything, the people on earth will have to take the “mark of the Beast” upon themselves (Revelation 13:16-18). Those who refuse to take it will have a difficult time surviving until the end of the Tribulation and entering Christ’s millennial Kingdom (Matthew 24:13; 25:34). Thankfully the New World Order of the devil, the Anti-Christ, and the False Prophet will only last 7 years. If God were to let it go on any longer, no flesh would survive on earth (Matthew 24:22). As is, over ½ of the world’s population will die during this 7 year period (Revelation 6:8; 9:15). At the present time the world’s population is about 7 billion people. This would mean that about 3 ½ billion people will die.

My Brethren. Some of the Gentiles (i.e. non-Jewish people) who refuse to take the “mark of the Beast” will encounter “Christ’s brethren” (some of the 144,000 Jewish evangelists – Revelation 7:4-8; Matthew 25:34-40) during the Tribulation and believe “the Gospel of Christ’s coming Kingdom” (Matthew 4:17; 24:14). They will give the true “Jehovah’s Witnesses” what little food or water they have to keep them alive until the end of the Tribulation when Christ returns the second time with power and great glory (Matthew 24:30). These are the people to whom Jesus will say on Judgment Day, “Inasmuch as you did it to one of these the least My brethren (the 144,000 Jews), you did it to Me” (Matthew 25:40).

Salvation. They weren’t saved by their good works but by their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ that was displayed to other human beings by their good works (See Ephesians 2:8-10; James 2:18-20). “Be sober, be vigilant…” (1 Peter 5:8)! Don’t be deceived by the “Social Justice Gospel” that is being promoted today in many “churches” by false teachers (2 Corinthians 11:3, 4, 11-15; See 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Revelation 22:18, 19). “Christian Communism” is not taught in the Scriptures. It is a “twisted false teaching” (2 Peter 3:16) that will help bring in the One World Government and the Apostate Church (Revelation 17, 18).

Petra. In keeping with God’s prophetic word, the Jews will flee to Sela/Petra in Jordan for refuge when they see or learn about the image of the beast that will be set up at the middle of the Tribulation in the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem (Matthew 24:15 ff; Isaiah 16:1). As they flee, Satan will try to destroy them by sending a flood after them but God will intervene and open up the ground and swallow up the flood (Revelation 12:15, 16). For the next 3 ½ years God will miraculously provide for them just as He did for the Jews in the wilderness before they got to the “Promised Land” (Genesis 15:18-21) after being enslaved in Egypt for 400 years (Genesis 15:13; Acts 7:6). During this time, the rebellious Jews will be “weeded out” and die (Zechariah 13:8). But the remnant that survives physically to the end of the seven years of the Tribulation will be those who will cry out and welcome their true Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, when He delivers them from all the armies of the earth who will have come to a place called “Armageddon” in an attempt to annihilate the Jews once and for all (Revelation 16:16; 19:11-16). Question: Are you or is the church you attend “anti-semitic”?

Nick Of Time. As the Jews are facing their darkest moment in human history, their true Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, whom they rejected 2,000 years earlier, and whom they had killed by the Romans, will suddenly come to their rescue and destroy all their enemies (Psalm 2:8, 9; Revelation 19:15). Their gruesome death, in which their skin will fall off their bodies, is described for us in Zechariah 14:12-15. At that time the Jewish remnant will cry out and say, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord” (Matthew 21:9; 23:39; See Zechariah 12:10). These surviving, believing Jews and the Gentile believers will repopulate the millennial Kingdom of Christ (Zechariah 8:5). The Old Testament Jewish believers who died physically will be resurrected 75 days after the Tribulation (Daniel 12:12) to live on the earth (Matthew 5:5). Some of them will rule under Christ and the True Church (Isaiah 1:26; Luke 19:17-19). King David will be raised from the dead at this time and will be the regent on earth under Christ, who will be the King of kings, and Lord of lords (Jeremiah 30:9; See Revelation 19:16).

Imminent. The return of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Rapture is imminent (John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). “Perhaps today!” It will be for the “True Church” (not the apostate, harlot church – Revelation 17, 18) that will become the “Bride of Christ” (Ephesians 5:32; 1 Corinthians 12:12, 13). Thank God, this event will take place before the “Seven Year Tribulation” (1 Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9; Revelation 3:10). The Church is not to be confused with Israel (See 1 Corinthians 10:32; Romans 11:1 ff). The Church has not replaced Israel (“Replacement Theology” [1]). This false teaching is being taught in many “churches” today. They are involved in B.D.S. – Boycotting, Divesting, and Sanctioning Israel (See Genesis 12:1-3). This mindset will contribute toward the final persecution (holocaust) of the Jews. Ours may well be the exceptional generation of Christians who will not die physically (See Hebrews 9:27; Genesis 5:24; 2 Kings 2:1, 11; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52).

Decision. Knowing and believing the facts of the Gospel alone can’t/won’t save you from having to spend eternity with the devil and his angels/demons in the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41, 46). We must transfer our faith from ourselves and our good works over to the Lord Jesus Christ alone, who died for our sins…and rose again bodily from the dead on the third day (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Ephesians 2:8, 9). Have you done this yet? If not, why not do it right now? Tomorrow may be too late (Proverbs 27:1; James 4:14; 2 Corinthians 6:2).

Baptism. To let other people know that we have placed our faith in Christ alone to save us, God wants us to inform them about our decision by our being baptized/immersed (Acts 8:36-38). It identifies us with His death, burial, and resurrection (See Romans 6:3-5; Galatians 2:20). It is NOT a part of our salvation, but it displays our obedience to God (Matthew 28:19, 20). It also enables us to have a good conscience before God (1 Peter 3:21).

Help. If you are not sure of your salvation, or need additional help, we’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. To receive future articles as they come out, click on “Follow.” Join us on Facebook and Youtube and SHARE this with others.  Let us know if you’d like a FREE chart of “Things To Come.”

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

http://christinprophecy.org/articles/the-evil-of-replacement-theology/

 

 

We live in the instant gratification generation.” Many people say, “We want what we want, when we want it, no matter what the cost, and we’ll get it by any means.” This crowd usually believes that“The end justifies the means.” They say “Let us do evil that good may come” (Romans 3:8; 6:1). They call evil good, and good evil (Isaiah 5:20).

Reward. In contrast to the devil’s children (John 8:44; 1 John 3:9, 10), God will not reward His children on Judgment Day (1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10) for the work they did in this life unless it was what He planned for them to do (Ephesians 2:10; 1 Peter 4:10; Romans 8:14) and if they kept the rules that He has set forth in His Word (2 Timothy 2:5). If you’re a Christian, are you doing what God wants you to do, or are you doing the things you want to do independently of Him (John 15:5; See Isaiah 14:13, 14)? Who is the “Captain of your ship and the Master of your fate”? What will happen to your works? Will they be rewarded or burned up (1 Corinthians 3:11-15)?

Perilous Times. From the Scriptures we learn that the last days are characterized as perilous times in which people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power.” (2 Timothy 3:2-5). Do you think this describes our day and do you know anyone who fits this description? Do you “hang around” with them (See Psalm 1:1)? “Don’t be deceived: ‘Evil company corrupts good habits’” (1 Corinthians 15:33).

Socialism/Communism. It saddens me to think that so many young college students today have the strange idea that simply having a degree after their name will guarantee for them a six figure income when they graduate, even though it’s only a degree in something like“basket weaving.” While spending four years in college, many of their professors have convinced them that socialism/communism is better than capitalism even though many of these same professors write books that the students must buy at exorbitant prices. [1] When the graduates discover that they can’t earn enough money to pay back their student loans, suddenly socialism/communism seems very attractive to them because they think that it is alright for the government to take (steal) from the “rich” and give it to them. They forget that a government that is big enough to give you what you want is also big enough to take everything you have. Many people fail to realize that in the last 150 years socialism/communism has been responsible for the deaths of over 100 million people.

Capitalism. Some forms of government are better than others even though most of them are abused by wicked rulers. Usually the basest of men rise to leadership positions (Daniel 4:17, 25). Do you know what the best form of government is and why it is? (Let me know what you think.) God is not opposed to capitalism but He warns us against those who are covetous, greedy, and who are characterized by the love of money (1 Timothy 6:10; Colossians 3:5). “Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have (capitalism) something [that he’s earned and owns] to give [voluntarily] to him who has need” (Ephesians 4:28). By the way, any form of government is better than anarchy – lawlessness.

New World Order. Most normal people want “peace on earth.” But the unbelievers of this world don’t want the “Prince of Peace, the Lord Jesus Christ” to rule over them (Isaiah 9:6, 7; John 19:15; Matthew 27:31). The quote attributed to Paul Henri-Spaak, former Prime minister of Belgium, is becoming more timely by the hour. “We do not want another committee, we have too many already. What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the alliances of all people and to lift us out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man, and be he god or devil, we will receive him.” Rahm Emanuel is reported to have said, You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” And David Rockefeller said, “We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.” [2] What might trigger such a crisis?

Rapture. When this monumental crisis takes place, God the Holy Spirit and the “True Church” (not the “Apostate Church”) will be withdrawn from earth to heaven (John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52; 1 Thessalonians 3:13-18). A vacuum will be created and lawlessness will abound. It’s very likely that “Martial Law” [3] will need to be declared all around the world to control lawless people. The Anti-Christ, who also is known as the “lawless one” will use lawless people to bring in his “New World Order.” It will consist of a “one world government,” a “one world economic system,” and a “one world religion” (Revelation 13; 17; 18). He will deceive the people by performing the same kind of miracles that Jesus and His disciples did while they were here on earth (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12; 2 Corinthians 12:12; Acts 2:22).

Peace. He will sign a seven year agreement with the Jews to protect them from their mortal enemies (Daniel 9:27). A brief time of peace on earth will be followed by wars, famine, and death, (which are represented by the four horsemen). Over ½ of the world’s population will die during this seven year period known as the “Tribulation” (Revelation 6:1-8; 9:15). According to today’s world population, that’s about 3 ½ billion people who will die. Will you enter this awful time of human history? You don’t have to if your will place your faith 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; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9; Revelation 3:10). We’re not saved by our good works, or by our faith plus our good works (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5). My friend, why should God let you into heaven? Don’t answer incorrectly or you will suffer eternally. If you have any doubts in your mind, we’re here to assist you.

Help. If you’re “teachable” and “willing to change,” we can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. To receive future articles as they come out, click on “Follow.” Join us on Youtube and Facebook. If this has helped you, please let us know and then share it with others too.

[1] Capitalism vs Socialism Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-SHZxplMmM&t=2s

[2] David Rockefeller Quotes: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/9951.David_Rockefeller

[3] Martial LawWhat would happen if martial law were declared in our country because of a national emergency or if people were acting lawlessly? The U.S. Constitution would be suspended. So would habeas corpus, civil rights, and civil laws. There would be no freedom of the press and assembly. No freedom of speech and curfews would be enforced. There would be troops in the streets for enforcement and checkpoints would be set up for control. A person could be held without charge and any suspect could be arrested and imprisoned without representation or due process. There could be a house confiscation of firearms, ammunition, and food supplies. In the United States, there is precedent for martial law. The most obvious and often-cited example was when President Lincoln declared martial law during the Civil War. He suspended habeas corpus throughout the entire United States.

Source: https://modernsurvivalblog.com/government-gone-wild/what-would-happen-if-martial-law-is-declared/

In the production of a major motion picture there are many people involved behind the scenes.  Have you ever paid much attention to the list of their names?  Probably not unless you, or someone you know, worked on it.  But without these people doing their jobs, the motion picture would probably be a flop.

Man’s Last Effort.  Ever since the dawn of human history man has been trying to elevate himself to be like God (Humanism).  Satan deceived Eve into believing that she could become like God, knowing the difference between good and evil and then making the decisions to live a happy and productive life (Genesis 3:5). Upon her and her husband’s eating the forbidden fruit, the two had their nature’s turned into sinful natures (dispositions) that, from then on, rebelled against the directives of God.  This sin nature has been passed down from generation to generation (Romans 5:1; Psalm 51:5).  We all possess one (1 John 1:8).  Contrary to what some “preachers” are telling people, all true Christians still have their sin nature, even though, at the time of their new birth (John 3:3-5), they also have participated in the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4; See Romans 7:14-25). We all have the potential to engage in all the “works of the flesh” if we yield to the temptations from our sin nature (Galatians 5:16-25). But true Christians cannot live habitually according to the flesh (sin nature) or they will die prematurely (1 John 3:4-10; 5:16; James 5:19, 20; 1 Corinthians 11:30).

Events.  Prior to the coming of the “Seven Years of Tribulation,” as predicted by the Prophet Daniel (9:27), the True Church will be taken out of this world (John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).  With their removal, and the Holy Spirit’s removal of His residence from earth (2 Thessalonians 2:7), the world will go from bad to worse in a very short time.  No doubt, martial law will have to be imposed, and people’s freedoms will disappear quickly.  Then what?  See “The Order of Things To Come” [1]

Main Characters.  Among the main characters in this high drama will be the Antichrist, the false prophet, the Puppet Master – Satan, the Apostate Church, the rulers/kings of the earth, the Jews, and non-Jews.  Think of a game of chess with all its major players and its pawns.  Many people, knowingly or unknowingly, are playing right into the hands of the devil.  They have been called “useful idiots.”  He lulls most people to sleep (1 John 5:19), but there are some who are mature sons of disobedience (Ephesians 2:2; John 8:44; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15).  But the One who will win in the end is the Lord Jesus Christ, who will become “The King of kings” and “The Lord of lords” (Revelation 19:16).  Is He your personal Savior?

Applications.  The Apostle Peter warned Christians to beware of the devil, who goes around like a roaring lion in an effort to overwhelm all those who are opposed to him (1 Peer 5:8).  We all need to “Understand The Times” in which we live and get excited as we see things falling into place rather than falling apart.  On several occasions, Jesus and the writers of Scripture warn us of “Things To Come” (Matthew 24, 25; 1 Timothy 4:1 ff; 2 Timothy 3:1 ff; et al).  Those who ignore the warnings will get hurt and suffer the consequences.  Unbelievers will be cast into the lake of fire to suffer forever with the devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41, 46).  Carnal Christians will lose rewards without losing their salvation (1 Corinthians 3:11-15; See Romans 8:1).

Help. We’re here to assist you and others if you’re not sure of your salvation. Once saved, we want to help you grow spiritually (2 Peter 3:18), and use your spiritual gift with love (Galatians 5:13; 1 Corinthians 13) for the glory of God and the good of others. Contact us through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. To receive future articles as they come out, click on “Follow.” Share this information with others who are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). Send us your questions and/or comments.

“The Bad News & The Good News”

My friend, you’re a sinner like all the rest of us.

But Christ died for sinners…and rose again bodily.

Believe on Him alone and you will be saved.

Do it now! [2]

[1] “The Order Of Things To Come”

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

[2] The Gospel:  https://www.faith.edu/1993/02/do-we-really-know-the-gospel/