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If you are a proponent of your local Bible bookstore's prophecy teachers then you need AN ENDTIME PROPHECY ALTERNATIVE so that you can hear what the Spirit is speaking by the Holy Ghost to other vessels who are not in that circle. Yes, God is speaking and has spoken of endtime events in a different light than the popularly accepted Left Behind version. You deserve to give yourself and your loved ones an opportunity to hear what is happening and what will happen from a completely different Holy Ghost perspective. Let me say up front that, ...Yes, ...Jesus Christ is visibly Coming Soon, just as he ascended. Yes, every eye will see him. Every knee shall bow.
The local Bible bookstore shelves are lined with books expounding the prophecies of the last days. They do a much better job than I could ever do. Yet, their titles always point to what is about to happen. Such as :
The Four Horsemen are Soon to Ride. The Coming Tribulation. The Rapture is at the Door. Israel in Prophecy. The Coming Night. etc.....
I wish for you to consider that it may be later than we think. And that many End-Time events of the Book of Revelation are not imminent; but many are happening now, ...and many have already taken place; ....and some are yet future. We (you) have been living right in the middle of them.
The New Testament experience ....of the two men on the road to Emmaeus who were communing with Christ all the time .....and knew it not, ...may have an End Time Parrallel in this generation.
As Israel, the natural children of God, knew not the day of their visitation, Now, the spiritual children of God by the New Birth, may not know the day of their endtime visitation by Jesus Christ.
The Signs of Christ's Coming / Parousia / Presence
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign (signify, the token) of thy coming,(arrival & presence) and of the end of the world? (Matthew 24; Mark 13; Luke 17 & 21)
Let me share what I believe the Holy Spirit let me see one day about the word coming. This word "Coming" in this passage is Parousia in Greek which means arrival and presence. As I pondered this definition I began to see the endtime events in a slightly different manner. I could see that Christ is un-like us. Jesus can be present without coming. Humanity can't do that. If we are present, we have come.
This simple illustration explained to me so many events of the endtime. I could see Christ's Presence in the earth during this generation in un-parallel endtime revival and out-pouring of the Holy Ghost over a period of time. His Presence Prior to His Arrival. I had never thought of it like that before. That helped me immensely. Maybe not you. But it does me. It allowed me to understand that this endtime move of the Holy Ghost as the Days of the Revealing of Son of Man a period of time preparing His Church, His Bride for His Literal Appearing.
The Signs of Christ's Coming. The Signs of Christ's Parousia. The Signs of Christ's Presence. Please don't mis-understand. Christ's visible return is as real as the angels said in Acts 1:11.
The Century of the Holy Spirit
This is the title of a book I have on my shelves that documents the spiritual events and people who impacted the Body of Christ in the 20th century. It is an encyclopedia of many notable Acts of the Holy Spirit during the 1900's. Just as Reformation era made its mark upon Church History, this last century has been labeled as an Age of Restoration for the Church of Jesus Christ.
A little time spent studying the past centuries events makes us aware that Jesus Christ was manifesting himself in His church in a different measure than previous ages. Unprecedented out-pourings of the Spirit with Book of Acts style experiences abounded. Some of the experiences that were most significantly different from previous revival eras was the restoration of the speaking in tongues, miracles of healing, prophecy, gifts of the Spirit, demonstrative worship, and others. Spirit manifestations common to the Book of Acts era.
At the turn of the century in 1900 only about 1 million pentecostal / charismatic believers existed world-wide. As the 20th century progressed waves of the Holy Spirit birthed Pentecostal / Charismatic believers from within and without the ranks of organized Christianity. During the 20th century over 800 million Pentecostal, Spirit-filled believers came into existence living in about, ....9000 ethnolinguistic cultures, ....speaking 8000 languages, ....touching 95% of the earth's population. Of the 800 million over 175 million died during the century leaving nearly 500 million alive by the year 2000.
Today Spirit-filled believers make-up 27% of organized global christianity with a growth rate of 9 million per year or 25,000 per day or 1000 per hour. Over 50% of the world's mega-churches of 50,000 members are Spirit-filled.
Let's put it in perspective. 1 million in 1900 ....to.... 800 million in 2000. In Time, ...1 million seconds is 11 1/2 days, while 800 million seconds equates to over 25 years. A staggering, unprecedented increase.
The Spirit of God has been embracing the human race in mass. Just as Solomon married any and every woman he could find, regardless of race, religion, or creed; the Holy Spirit has been pouring out his presence upon all flesh.
Once one looks upon the magnitude of these world-wide events, a conclusion is usually reached that it was either an age of heresy or an authentic move of God. I personally see it as a genuine restoration of the New Testament Book of Acts ministry.
Signs of the Soon Return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Many of the more popular literal physical signs were first identified in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 17, 21.
Some of the more obvious include:
Deception in Christian Ministries
International Political Conflict & Turmoil
Nature in Travail
Preaching of the Kingdom Gospel into All the Earth
Pressure / Stress / Tribulation
Blinding Peace & Prosperity As it Was in Noah & Lot's Time
Endtime Signs more Prophetic in nature:
Days of the Revealing of the Son of Man
As Lightening from the East to the West
Over-Whelming Light at Evening Time
Spirit of Elijah Turning Hearts of the Children to the Fathers
Adam & Enoch : 1st & 7th : Alpha & Omega
Eagles Gathering to the Meat
Separation of Believers : 1 Taken 1 Left
Wise & Foolish Virgins
And Knew their Not Visitation
The Fig Tree (Israel) Sprouting New Buds
Day Light At Night
Times or Fulness of the Gentiles to Come In
Former and Latter Rain in the Same Month
The Restitution of All Things
The Mid-Night Cry : "Behold The Bridegroom Cometh"
Deception in Christian Ministry
Matt 24:4,5,11,23-26 Luke 21:8
Matthew 24:4-5,11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ (anointed); and shall deceive many. ....And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Matthew 24:23-26 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
Luke 21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
It isn't the New Agers; nor deluded political leaders we should fear.. The Church of Jesus Christ has nothing to fear from the Jim Jone's or the David Koresh's of this world. They were definitely false; ... but never anointed (never Christ).
The false anointed (false christ) are those who preached Jesus Christ, who prophecy and manifest signs and acts of the Holy Spirit, while they teach contrary to the apostles doctrine of the New Testament. God overlooked it during the centuries of the Dark Ages, ....but no longer. The original Book of Acts gospel has been revealed and restored to the world-wide church. The restitution of all things has occurred. To preach in the name of Jesus Christ a gospel that is less than what the apostles New Testament doctrine is to preach false teaching. To lead believers to less than the restored Acts 2 preaching of the New Testament is ....Anointed preaching with a false spirit woven into it. False Anointed. False Christ.
Go not after them.
Political & National Turmoil / Conflict
Matt 24:6,7 Luke 21:9,16Matthew 24:6-7 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
Luke 21:9-10; but the end is not by and by. Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass
Wars have always been. Only during the 20th century were there Two World-Wide Wars. World War 1: 1914-1918 and World War 2 : 1939-1945 Since then it has been Indo-China, Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, Nigeria, the Middle East, India & Pakistan, ...the list goes on. You research it.
The 20th century was the most barbaric in history. More lives were lost in 20th century wars than in all the wars of history combined. Over 175 million.
Nature in Travail
Matt 24:7 Luke 21:11
Matt 24:7 ...and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
- Famine : those born before 1950 have witnessed more population growth than during all the preceding centuries combined.
- Pestilence : AIDS 30 million worldwide expected HIV by 2000
- Earthquakes : 15 major earthquakes during the last 1000 years
*past 50 years over 21 major quakes taking over 500,000 lives from
*Major quakes over the last 50 years of the 20th century:
4 in the '40's ~ 9 in the '50's ~ 13 in the '60's ~ 56 in the '70's ~ 74 in the '80's ~ increase in '90's.
More people have died in this century from earthquakes than in all other centuries combined
More lives have been lost to famine and starvation in this century than all prior history combined.
If you doubt do some research. Nature is in physical travail. An Earth in Birth Pains.
Open Book Kingdom Gospel Preaching to All Nations
Matt 24:14 Rev 10
Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Revelation 10:10-11 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
The missionaries have taken the gospel truths of the Catholic, Protestant, & Pentecostal faiths all over the earth. Somewhere during all this Christ Opened the Book so that the original gospel of Acts could be preached. The Restored Gospel of the Kingdom got preached just as it was in the New Testament. It happened during the 20th century. It was a sign of Christ's Coming & Presence. This past century took the same apostolic gospel of the kingdom all over the globe.
Tribulation / Increased Pressure / Stress
Matt:2421-22 Luke 21:25-26
Matthew 24:21-22 For then shall be great tribulation (pressure), such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened
Luke 21:25-26 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts (fainting of spirit) failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
One of the trademark characteristics of this century has been increased stress and pressure in daily life. Tribulation means pressure. Pressure that comes from crowding. Pressure can come in various ways. Regardless of the source, there is ever increasing sources of anxiety, ...perplexity, and ...distress about the world we live in. Greater tribulation than any previous generation. World-wide Tribulation. Pressure.
Blinding Peace & Prosperity ~ Preoccupation with Every Day Life
Matt 24:37-39 Luke 17:26-29 21:34-36
Matthew 24:37-39 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be..
Jesus mentioned that the days (days, weeks, months, years) of the Son of man would be as the days of Noah and as in the days of Lot. And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. (Luke 17:26-29)
The 20th Century has been a time of un-parallel prosperity, even though it was saturated with the some of the earth's greatest tragedies and wars. Daniel saw centuries ago that endtime peace and prosperity would blind many believers. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: (Dan 8:25) (peace means prosperity, abundance) The blindness of abundance and prosperity affected those of Noah and Lot's day as well as this Endtime Generation.
Luke 21:34-36 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
The snare of prosperity has helped to erode our love for Christ. The love of many has waxed cold.
Christ's Presence ~ Days of the Revealing of the Son of Man
As Jesus teaches about his return he speaks of a time of revelation and enlightenment, a time of Christ being manifested in the flesh or in humanity, in the day when the Son of man is revealed. (Luke 17:30) This time of revealing of Christ would be as spiritual light in the midst of spiritual darkness; In that day (v.31) and in that night (v.34) Both night and day at the same time. Zechariah saw this future time of spiritual light in his day, Zec 14:6-7 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light. I can see this as a manifestation of Christ's Presence in the earth, a prelude to his literal appearing.
It was to happen at evening time,a time of darkness. At the ENDTIME it shall be LIGHT. At the ENDTIME a revealing of Jesus Christ in man, ...the day when Jesus is revealed in the flesh of man. A manifestation of Christ's presence. A revealing. Not his literal appearing. His presence before we see him.
In Luke 17:22 he said ...The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. The Son of man in his day would be as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven shineth unto the other part under heaven. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming (parousia-arrival & presence) of the Son of man be. Luke 17:24
The days of the revealing of Jesus Christ in humanity were to be a much more intense concentration of God's glory and power than ever before. It would be like as the lightning shining from one part of heaven to another, as lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west. This revealing of Christ would light up the whole earth. God's glory would be manifested more than in one town, one state, one country or one continent; ...the revealing of Christ, his glory, his power, his resurrected life, his anointing, his Word, would be manifested as heavenly light from one end of heaven to the other. Universal Light. This great light of God would shine in the midst of the gross darkness of the Endtime.
WHEN ? At Evening time. In the middle of Spiritual Darkness. Light always comes to the darkness to dispel it. It was that way in the beginning in Genesis. The increase of darkness always prefaces the beginning of the day. The evening and the morning were the first day.
The Spirit of Elijah Calling Us Back ! Restoration
There was to come a refreshing from God similar and yet greater than any previous levels of God's glory. The Restitution of All Things. Jesus Christ .., Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. (Acts 3:21) It was to be the Spirit of Elijah one more time turning people back to their roots. Malachi spoke of it; ...Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. (Mal 4:5-6) Not the original Old Testament Elijah. Not John the Baptist, who came ministering in the Spirit of Elijah. Jesus foretold this in Matthew 17:11 ....And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
The Spirit of Restoration has been upon the 20th century. The Spirit of Light in the midst of Darkness. Those ministers who yielded to this restoration anointing preached a gospel that brought a time of restitution of all things back to the church. (restitution means the adding of water to bring it back to its original state) The anointing of Elijah came upon ministers all over the globe, from one part of heaven to another, declaring the same light and glory of Jesus Christ as was declared in the book of Acts. It was the days of the revealing of the Son of Man. Those who yielded preached a message that brought restoration, ...a restitution of all things to the church. The Elijah anointing called the children back to the gospel faith that was once delivered to their Book of Acts fathers. The children began to preach the same message of the 12 Apostles. The same doctrine, the same faith, the same manifestations, the same Spirit, the same miracles. The men of the earth could no longer ingnore as they had before the manifestation of Christ in the earth to save, heal, and deliver.
Surely, the gates of hell did not prevail and Christ was and is building His Church.
The prophet Joel spoke of this restoration. Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. (Joel 2:23-25)
The faith that was once delivered to the saints came back during the 20th century on a global scale. Under the whole heaven. As light shining from the east to the west. The original gospel that began in the east (Israel) at the beginning in the book of Acts was reconstituted in the west at the endtime. The same light that shined in the beginning of the DAY of Christ shined in the west at the End of the DAY. Not less. The same Faith and Power for miracles. The same Acts 2:38 doctrine of salvation; repentance, water baptism in Jesus' Name, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost with speaking in tongues as the Spirit gave utterance. The same gifts of the spirit, and holiness restored to an unprecedented level. Not since the days of the New Testament church had the glory and light of Christ manifested itself in such power and magnitude as it did during the 20th century. There have always been revivals of truth and power in every century and age in various places. But never worldwide from the east to the west.
Adam & Enoch : 1st & 7th Generation Parallels
It was the time for the last to experience what the first had. Jesus Christ was here in Presence to reveal himself in the flesh, through human instruments : the days of the Son of Man; ...revealing the Son of Man.
A GATHERING ! Gathering of Eagles to the Meat
Matt 24:28,31 Luke 17:37
It occurred as eagles being gathered to meat. And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together. (Lu 17:37) For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. (Mt 24:28) People and believers of all church creeds began to hear and see that Christ was walking in such a supernatural way among his body.
The good news of Christ as a savior, a miracle worker, a divine healer, a deliverer, and Holy Spirit baptizer began to cover the globe during the 20th century. A restoration of the acts of the Spirit of Jesus Christ were preached everywhere, in every continent. The sick and incurable were divinely healed by the prayer of preachers and saints on an un-precedented scale. Demons were cast out. The Miraculous became more common than in any other generation. The Miracle worker of Galilee was walking again as he did in the Bible. Revealing that He was indeed alive and not dead. An restoration of Holy Spirit manifestations appeared just as they did in the Bible. Speaking in tongues by believers and prophesying became common. Gifts of the Spirit worked all over the globe. It did not matter what religious background. Catholic, Protestant, or non-christian. Where ever people heard, ... the same experiences took place.
A world-wide call went out across the nations and churches. A gathering began to take place. People left their previous religious affiliations and were gathered to the same gospel faith of our New Testament Fathers. Catholics left catholicism. Baptists became Pentecostal. Presbyterians were filled with the Holy Ghost. Methodists spoke in tongues and prophecied. Jesus Christ called believers out of every Christian persuasion as well as non-Christian. A Gathering took place.
God was using anyone and everyone who listened and yielded to his presence in the earth. Some of the more notable who walked in the restored manifestations of the Spirit of Christ were...: John Alexander Dowie, Maria Woodworth Etter, Charles F. Parham, William J. Seymour, John G. Lake, Smith Wigglesworth, Aimee Semple McPherson, William Marrion Branham, Kathryn Kuhlman, T. L. Osborn, Oral Roberts, Jack Coe, A. A. Allen and too many others to name. By the 1950's, The Voice of Healing Magazine was endorsing over 50 different healing evangelists.
As the 20th century was birthed on January 1, 1900 the number of christians walking in the manifestations of the Spirit may have totaled one million worldwide. However, by the time the century would end December 31, 2000, ... the ranks of the Pentecostal and those accepting all New Testament manifestations of the Holy Spirit would number over 500 million. This would not include all of those who had lived and died during the century. The Days of the Revealing of the Son of Man. Truly Christ's has been among us. But his literal appearing has not taken place yet.
An Out-pouring of the Holy Ghost at the turn of the century just as in the Book of Acts on a world-wide scale. The speaking in tongues manifestation became a tenet of faith. They called themselves : Pentecostal.
As this experience escalated physical miracles of healing began to be restored to the church. A manifestation of the 9 gifts of the Spirit returned. Healing, miracles, tongues, prophesyings, discernment, word of knowledge and wisdom became common.
All popular and long held church doctrines came under the shekinah light of God's glory. Many were on the mark. Many were not. The apostles doctrine became the search. Denominational domination fell. Water baptism in the name of the Father, Son & Holy Ghost, fell. The Trinity concept of God being three, fell.
The denomination church world fought to keep the status quo. But the Holy Spirit of Christ would have none of it. He kept on filling. He kept on pouring out His Spirit upon all flesh. Jesus was revealing himself in humanity. All those who had an ear to hear what the spirit had to say unto church moved on. Those who were rebellious and dull of hearing were left behind.
The Eagles of God were being gathered. But the gathering was not over. Just as Gideon's army was too many and had to be sifted by tests; ...so were these Spirit Filled believers. They were tested with organizational schemes and denominational movements. They were tested with the original apostolic gospel of the New Testament. Many yielded to man made organization methods to govern the body of Christ. The Eagles of God were gathered again.
In time Jesus' light of revelation shined upon doctrinal errors that had attached themselves to the church during the dark ages of Catholicism. The Spirit of Christ revealed that the name of Jesus Christ was not merely the only saving name, but is also the only water baptism name. Again many were restored to the same water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ as the Fathers of the New Testament had preached and experienced. Another gathering took place.
It was not long until the Spirit of Christ shined light upon the Romanish Catholic doctrine of the Trinity. All over the world men and women saw that God was one and not three. They saw that Jesus was not Jehovah Junior, ...but the Son of the living God, ...the Word made flesh, ...God manifested in the flesh. Another gathering took place. At every crossroads, believers were being restored to the faith of their apostolic new testament fathers; some taken; some left; ...a gathering of the eagles of God to the meat of God's Word. The Spirit of Elijah was at work calling the body of Christ back, just as Elijah did. Just as it had been preached by our New Testament Apostolic Fathers in the Bible.
The 20th century was the days of the revealing of the Son of Man. The presence of Jesus Christ came among man-kind just as he walked in Palestine in Bible days. Preaching, teaching, and manifesting the acts of God from one end of heaven to the other. From the east to the west. The spiritual light of God shined upon the dark hearts of men and women. During all of this Jesus was preparing his church for his 2nd coming. We saw the signs of his appearing everywhere. Christ shined as a conspicuous light in the midst of the darkness of unbelief. The True Light has been Shining in fulness in the last or 7th Laodicean Church as He did in the 1st Apostolic Church.
Micah's prophecy of the light going out over ministries began to occur. Those who rejected the Spirit's unction to return to the original new testament doctrines began to experience the setting of the Son's Light upon their lives, churches, and ministries. Their vision is not current. They are still camped around the same mount though the Holy Spirit said It's time to move. Foolish Virgins. Yet they love God. Not Wise but Foolish to fight against the Light of Jesus Christ that God gave to this generation. Micah said; Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him. Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them. (Micah 3:5-6)
The Day of the Revealing of the Son of Man, ..of Jesus Christ has become darkness to them. The Day of Christ has become Night for multitudes who resisted the Truths Christ was revealing. It is hurting and will hurt them at the Visible Coming of Jesus Christ. It is Mid-Night. At this time Jesus said the church would be as wise and foolish virgins.
A Separation of Believers ~ Some Taken ~ Some Left
Matt 24:40-41 Luke 17:34-36Matthew 24:40-41 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Luke 17:34-36 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Some were gathered to the original truths of New Testament preaching. It separated. No matter how close they were as friends or relatives on the job or family members under the same roof. The revealing of Jesus Christ took one and left another.
Wise & Foolish Virgins
Matthew 25:1-13 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
If you are waiting for the future to come. Look around. Look within. The future is here. We are living in the mid-night hour of the church of the living God. Some are wise. Some of us have been foolish. Some of us accepted what Jesus is doing. Some of us rejected what Christ wanted to share with us. The wise are walking in the light of God's glory and revelation at midnight. Resting. The Foolish are resting but should be acquiring more light. The Foolish do not have enough light and revelation to make it through the Spiritual Darkness (Night) of these days.
The Preaching of a Protestant Gospel laced with error worked to deliver in ages gone by. But no longer. The revealed gospel truths that worked in previous ages and resulted in the formation of the present protestant and pentecostal denominations were part of the restoration, but not the fulness. Those who persist to live under the protestant, pentecostal and charismatic umbrellas of past revelations are suffering as the mid-night cry goes forth to the church; ...Behold the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
The five foolish will find out too late that they don't have enough Spiritual Light to go out to meet Jesus when He calls His Bride. By the time they come to their senses and acquire more spiritual light, ....the Door will be closed. Another gathering. Another Separation. Does God hate them? No. They are his children. His Virgins. But Foolish. Need-less suffering will come to them. I hope I am among the wise. Where will you be? That day has to be very close. If not now.
Walking With Christ & Knew It Not
(Day of Visitation & Road to Emmaeus)
Israel did not know. Only a remnant knew. Only a minority received Christ when he came the first time. He wept over Jerusalem because they knew not that their Messiah, their Savior, their God was walking among them to minister to them. .... thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. (Luke 19:44) Christ worked miracles in their midst. Healed their sick and diseased. Cast out Devils. Poured out upon them His Holy Spirit Anointing. It all happened on an unprecedented scale. Just as it happened during the 20th century. And they knew it not.
The two men on the Road to Emmaus experienced their hearts burning within them as Jesus ministered the revelation of truth, light and revealed to them of the events of the past several days. Yet they knew it not. Not until he was gone. Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
Luke 24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
During the 20th century this was all occurring. Christ's Presence was shining as a conspicuous light all over the earth. Restoring and Gathering all who would hear. Revealing himself as he did in Bible Days. Another chapter to the Book of Acts of the Holy Spirit was being written. Many received and became wise. Many rejected and became foolish. Multitudes of believers knew not Christ's Presence was in the earth; ... calling, drawing, and preparing a people for his soon return.
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The Israeli Fig Tree Was to Bud Again
The revealing of the son of man was to occur when the fig tree put forth tender branches (Matt 24:32) In fact, Jesus said those that witness the fig tree and all the trees putting forth new buds or shoots; that generation would not pass away until all would be fulfilled. Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Luke 17:29-32
The Fig Tree represents the natural nation of Israel. He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white. (Joel 1:7) All the trees represent all the other nations. Israel as a nation has put forth her shoots (buds) again. She has made her influence felt in the earth again. Nations who once were quiet on the national stage no longer keep their voices passive. It happened during the 20th Century.
During this last century Jerusalem was re-claimed by the Hebrew people as the Times of the Gentiles grew closer and closer to its end. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. (Luke 21:24) Jerusalem has ceased from being a city that the gentile (non-Jewish) people and nations govern. The Israeli people began to govern themselves again. The 20th century witnessed a renewing of life in the Fig Tree just as a tree that buds in the spring after a long winter of dormancy.
The generation of people who witness the cessation of the gentile domination of the Israel's geographical homeland should understand that they are living witnesses of the revealing of the days of the Son of Man.
The stumbling of Israel which brought the riches of God and reconciliation to the gentile world approaches its fulness. The world will soon see a resurrection or life from the dead as an endtime grafting ocurrs when those blind natural Israel branches are through God's mercy grafted back into the good olive tree in fulness.
Joseph lived out a type of this endtime reconciliation during the famine years in the land of Egypt. His older brothers sold him into slavery and cast him out of the family. His bloody coat protrayed his symbolic death to his family. In time he would be resurrected, so to speak, from his slavery and imprisonment to the throne of Egypt. As a partaker of Pharoah's power and authority Joseph would bring an Egyptian gentile wife into the family of Israel by marriage. He in time would provide for his elder brothers without revealing himself unto them. It was not until the youngest son of Jacob, Benjamin, ...who had no part in the events of his symbolic death, burial, and resurrection, ...came to Joseph, that Joseph, who sat on the King's throne, revealed himself unto all of the family.
Thus there should be an endtime seed of Israel, typed by Benjamin, who becomes the catalyst of revelation to all the present living family of Jacob. When Joseph reveals himself to his natural brothers, the children of Israel, he asks his wife and children to remain out of sight during this emotional and long awaited reunion. When the fulness of the gentiles be come in it will be time for the endtime revelation and reconciliation of Jesus Christ, (Joseph) to the natural brethern (branches of the olive tree). The type implies this centuries long estrangement will be healed during a time of great deprivation and famine for Jesus' natural brethern. A spiritual famine is on and the time is drawing closer for the endtime Benjamin family of Israel to make his acquaintance. "And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends." Zech 13:6
"They shall look upon me whom they have pierced and they shall mourn for him as one mourneth for his only son... Zech 12:10
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Matt 24:26-28 Luke 17:17-24,31,34
Matthew 24:26-28 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
Luke 17:20-24 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them. For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
Luke 17:30-36 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember Lot's wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserveit. I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other
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