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WWJD. These “What Would Jesus Do?” bracelets used to be quite popular with some Christians. They were used to start up a conversation with others about Jesus. But to do so, it’s important that we know who the Christ of the Scriptures is rather than the Christ of the cults. Which Jesus saves? [1]

To see our world and all that is in it more clearly, many of us need eye glasses. To see inside of our bodies, Doctors need X-ray equipment. To see things far away we need telescopes and microscopes to see very small things. To see into the future we need to turn to God’s infallible Word and interpret Bible prophecy [2] normally, historically, grammatically, and contextually as we do the rest of the Scriptures. One of the main reasons why we should believe the Bible is because of fulfilled prophecy. (See our Bible Study Book Marker & Dispensations Chart on our website.) [3]

But to see into the souls of people, with all their pains and struggles, we need “Jesus Glasses.” He saw people in their lost condition like sheep without a Shepherd. He offered Himself to them as their promised Messiah, but they didn’t recognize Him for Who He really was (John 1:11, 12). They wanted a political Deliverer, not a spiritual Savior from their sins. In fact, did you know that He turned down their offer to make Him their King because it would have been on their terms, not on God’s terms (John 6:15, 60-66; See Psalm 2)?

Just before He went to the cross to die for our sins…and rise again bodily on the third day, [4] Jesus looked over the city of Jerusalem and wept for the people (Jews) who rejected Him. He said, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! ‘See! Your house is left to you desolate; for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’” (Matthew 23:37-39). This will happen at the end of the “Seven Years of Tribulation” or “The Time of Jacob’s [Israel’s] Trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7). [5] Believe it or not, these days seem to be just around the corner.

Questions

If you’re a Christian, when was the last time you wept over lost people, who are headed for the lake of fire to suffer forever with the devil and his angels/demons (Matthew 25:41, 46; Revelation 21:8)? Do you share the clear Gospel [4] with them on a regular basis or leave that up to the “professionals”? While most people will reject God’s offer of salvation because they love darkness rather than light (John 3:19), some will believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior (John 1:12; 3:16, 18).

As He promised, He will return for His Body, the true Church (John 14:1-3), when all whom the Father has given to Him have come to Him and been saved, and have done some praiseworthy works (John 6:37, 44; 1 Corinthians 4:5). Are you ready for this event? Perhaps today!

Action Steps

If you haven’t placed your faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, Who died for your sins, was buried, and Who rose again bodily on the third day, now is the time to do so. [4] There are no second chances to be saved from the lake of fire once you die physically (2 Corinthians 6:2; James 4:14; Hebrews 9:27). The Scriptures don’t teach reincarnation or the annihilation of the wicked dead as some cults teach.

Rather than living if fear during these uncertain days, Christians can/should keep looking up while anticipating and loving the imminent arrival of Christ. If we, as believers, do this, we will receive the “Crown of Righteousness” (2 Timothy 4:8). We can also earn the “Crown of Rejoicing” for pointing people to Christ (1 Thessalonians 2:19, 20).

Whether we eat or drink, or whatever we do, our primary goal in life should be to glorify God by making Him known to others (1 Corinthians 10:31). Are you doing this? If not, why?

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

[2] Bible Prophecy https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/category/bible-prophecy/

[3] Dispensations Chart https://www.kelseypeach.com/_files/ugd/08892a_ce5bb78881fa4f50a6c866dd9ab0adfe.pdf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   “Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air … but only for one second without hope.”

  Hope means “wishful thinking” to some people. But to us Christians hope is the confidant expectation we have that is based on a specific promise from God.

  There are many promises that Christians can claim. We believe that the all powerful, faithful God will keep His promises to us in due time. We must be careful to distinguish between His promises to the Jewish nation and those that are given to the church. If you don’t do this you could become very disillusioned and bitter toward God and others.

  Consider the promise Jesus gave to His disciples just prior to His going to the cross to die for our sins. He said, “…I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:2, 3).

  The Apostle Peter predicted that there would be skeptics who would scoff at this promise. They don’t realize that 1,000 years to us is like a day to God, and that He is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:3-9).

  The hope of Christ’s any moment return for us can have a threefold effect on us.

“A Blessed Hope”

  It can bring great joy and happiness into our lives as we think about this possibility. When the Rapture happens it’s not the end of this present world. There are at least 1,007 years left before the Lord destroys this earth and creates new heavens and a new earth.

  But once Jesus returns at “The Rapture” for His true church, awful things will begin to transpire as the devil is allowed by God to establish his one world government and a one world church. Thankfully it will last only seven years.

  Then Jesus Christ will return to this earth and destroy all His enemies and establish His millennial kingdom of peace and righteousness on earth. True Christians won’t be here on earth during the seven years of tribulation. Are you a true Christian?

“A Purifying Hope”

  The possibility of Christ’s any moment return will help motivate us to live pure lives. We wouldn’t want to be doing anything that would bring shame or embarrassment on us.  God Himself is holy and pure. He wants all of His children to live morally pure lives in a polluted world. With God’s help, it’s possible.

“A Comforting Hope”

   Until the Lord Jesus Christ returns at the Rapture, people will continue to die physically (Hebrews 9:27). Where a person spends eternity will depend on what he did in response to God’s command to “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31).

  What is the “Good News” we must believe to be saved? It is that Christ died for our sins and rose again bodily from the grave on the third day.

  Those Christians who have placed their faith in Christ alone will be saved from the Lake of Fire (Hell) and spend eternity with God. No amount of good works can save you (Ephesians 2:8, 9).

  Salvation is a FREE gift that is offered to all mankind. Sadly, most people don’t reach out and accept it from God. Have you received it by faith?

  When fellow believers die we sorrow but not as those who have no hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13). We know that we shall see them again with their new, heavenly bodies (1 Corinthians 15:51-57).

“Our Hope”

  One might ask, “What is our hope?” You don’t have to live your life wondering if you will go to heaven when you die. You can be sure today.

  God has given us a wonderful promise to claim. “These things I (the Apostle John) have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know (right now) that you have eternal life…” (1 John 5:13).

  You might be the last person to place your faith in Christ before He returns for us. If God has been speaking to your heart through these words, why not trust Him right now?

  If you made a decision to accept Christ as your personal Savior, please call us at 805-238-3549 and let us know about it. Also visit our web site at http://www.kelseypeach.com for additional help.

“Sure, Sudden, Silent, Selective, Satisfying” 

  Have you figured out what “Major Event” is described by these words? Do they refer to “The Rapture Of The Church” or “The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ”? Many people fail to realize that the Bible talks about two distinct phases of Christ’s return. Do you know the difference between the two events? We’d be happy to share this information with you if you will ask for it.

  In between these two events there is a terrible time predicted for the wicked people of this world. It’s called in Scripture “The Tribulation,” “The Great Tribulation,” “The Time Of Jacob’s (Israel’s) Trouble.” It will last for seven years. Do you know if the true Christians will go through this time or be spared from it? Do you know how close we might be to these events?

  During these seven years “A New World Order” will be established on planet earth. Perhaps you’ve heard the leaders of the world talking about setting up a “Global Government” and a “One World Religion”. What do you know about the person who will rule over this “New World Order”? The Bible has much to say about him. Could he be alive today? How will he be identified and who will promote him to prominence? What will he do with those who place him in power?

  “The Tribulation” will begin with a seven year peace treaty with Israel but it will be broken after 3 1/2 years. Then the Israelite (Jacob’s) people and the rest of the world will experience another holocaust that will make the one that occurred in Germany seem insignificant. Just as all the prophecies of Christ’s first coming were fulfilled literally, so the prophecies of “The Rapture” and “His Second Coming” will be fulfilled literally.

  Believe it or not, allegorizing the future prophecies about Christ’s return helped bring in the holocaust in Germany. Do you know which religious reformer’s writings Adolph Hitler used to justify his slaughter of the Jews? I plan to discuss this in some of my future web logs.

  My friend, you could have all the facts concerning the future in the right order and still not go to heaven. Our getting into heaven is based on one act of faith. The Bible says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved” (Acts 16 31). You might ask, “What do I need to believe about Him?” You need to believe that He died for your sins and rose again bodily from the grave on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3-8). His death is proven by His burial, and His resurrection is proven by His being seen by over 500 witnesses before He ascended back to heaven from where He came. This is the Gospel that is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16, 17). Salvation is not by faith plus our good works (Ephesians 2:8, 9). Believing in someone whom you haven’t seen is not easy. But that is the only condition set forth in the Scriptures for us to be saved (delivered from hell to heaven).

  If you need further assistance about the most important decision of your life, call Kelsey Pietsch (Peach) at 805-238-3549 or visit his web site www.kelseypeach.com

There are many people who are confused about Christ’s return. He promised to come back for the true Christians (John 14:1-3). But when you contrast this passage with Matthew 24:29ff and Revelation 19:11ff, you will realize that there are obvious differances and seeming contradictions. That is until you realize that there are two separate events involving two different groups.

This article may help clarify some things for you http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/proph/rapt2com.htm