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Christ is Coming, Prepare to Meet the Lord

Frank JennerThis is the amazing testimony of the simple evangelistic ministry of Frank Jenner, a resident of Sydney, Australia. You will be greatly encouraged and want to share the gospel after reading this. 

This all started a number of years ago in a Baptist church in Crystal Palace in South London. The Sunday morning service was closing, and a man stood up at the back and raised his hand and said: “Excuse me, pastor, can I share a short testimony?” The pastor looked at his watch and said: “You have three minutes.”

The man proceeded with his story: “I just moved into this area. I used to live in Sydney, Australia. Just a few months back, I was visiting some relatives and I was walking down George Street. You know where George Street is in Sydney going right through the centre of the city from the central business area out…

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God’s spirit searches the world constantly for the wise…those that acknowledge Him as Lord. “From heaven the Lord looks down to see if anyone is wise enough to search for him.” (Psalm 14:2) Unfortunately, what he finds most often is scorn, disbelief, apathy or pride. Only a fool would say, “There is no God” says the preceding verse. Then the unbelieving are given these adjectives: “worthless, heartless and cruel…never doing right.” What good does all the education in the world if you miss out on the truth of God’s existence and that he longs to be in right relationship with you? How terribly sad that we humans do not think about breaking our creator’s heart by willfully ignoring him, and scornfully turning down his free offer of salvation.

Psalm 15 opens by asking this most relevant of all rhetorical questions, “Who may stay in God’s temple or live on the holy mountain of the Lord?” This looks into the future Kingdom age where God will live amongst his people here on earth and rule from New Jerusalem (See Revelation). Answer: “Only those WHO OBEY GOD and DO AS THEY SHOULD. THEY SPEAK THE TRUTH AND DON’T SPREAD GOSSIP; THEY TREAT OTHERS FAIRLY AND DON’T SAY CRUEL THINGS. They hate worthless people, but show respect for all who worship the Lord, and they keep their promises, no matter what the cost. They lend their money without charging interest, and they don’t take bribes to hurt the innocent.Those who do these things will always stand firm.” (Psalm 15:1-5)

“All who are wicked will keep on strutting, while everyone praises their shameless deeds.” (Ps. 12:8) I passed a bumper sticker in a grocery store parking lot last night that read “PAGAN AND PROUD.” Oh, that hurt my heart for those poor deceived people just reeking with pride and standing and shouting and shaking their fists in Almighty’s face. So many angry people movements have “pride” as part of their slogan. They don’t realize the deception and blindness that has been perpetuated upon them by an evil taskmaster who desires their soul as a trophy.  King Solomon correctly states in Eccles. 9:2-3 that “Exactly the same thing will finally happen to all of us, whether we live right and respect God or sin and don’t respect God…we die.” Time to get serious about choosing God while there is time. One’s own disbelief and foolishness will convict if you die on your own without Jesus Christ as your mediator between God and Satan. One of them will have your eternal soul.

Related word: “My True Children Will Shine Like a Beacon in this Dark Time”

“Much strife and confusion is coming to the earth. There will be eruptions of violence, murder, strife and infighting in various places.

Much tension shall abound, and brother shall strike out at brother. The line is being drawn tight.

(NOTE: In the spirit here, I saw a line, like a tightrope wire, being tightened and tightened, until it looked like it would just snap from the tension.)

When I speak to the angels, what is holding back the war will be released, and battles will break out in many places. War will break out. Fighting and killing will seem to be everywhere at once. This is the beginning of the end. Prepare your houses. Prepare your hearts, for the end is upon you. The end of all things quickly approaches.

My children in the earth, My true children, will shine like a beacon in this dark time. Miracles will abound, My Word will go forth with great boldness and authority as it did in the time My Son Jesus walked the earth, and many souls will be added unto My Kingdom. The end is very near now as these souls enter just before the door is shut.

Prepare your houses. Prepare your hearts, for the end is upon you.”

Matthew 24:6-8

  • 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
  • 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
  • 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Luke 12:53

  • 53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

Revelation 6:4

  • 4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

Genesis 6:5

  • 5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Luke 17:26-30

  • 26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
  • 27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
  • 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;
  • 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
  • 30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

Isaiah 60:1-3

  • 1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee
  • 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
  • 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

Luke 13:23-28

  • 23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
  • 24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
  • 25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
  • 26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
  • 27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
  • 28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
Glynda Lomax

Author: Glynda Lomax

The Lord began giving Glynda Lomax prophetic words and visions when she was in her twenties. She began to have visions and dream visions, which at that time related to her personal life, but it was not until 1996 that she truly got into an intimate walk with Him. In 1997, she began to receive very vivid open visions as well as dream visions and prophetic words. In early 2008, the open visions came with a new intensity, so powerful that she would feel as if a wall of wind had hit her as the visions opened up before her. In December of 2008, the Lord began to show her end times visions. Just before 2011 began, He gave her several consecutive words in a short period of time for His people. She inquired of Him about receiving so many words in such a short time and He sent her a word the next day through a prophet that He is going to pour out His Spirit. That night He spoke to her to begin a blog to release them to His people, which is when she started Wings of Prophecy.

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It’s Time for the Last Song: “Save the Last Dance for Me”

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Dancing with the Bridegroom to the music that is next on Heaven’s playing list is going to be a challenge. It is a song unlike any we have ever heard before and the rhythm and tempo is unfamiliar – it has never before been played on earth in our hearing. It is a song which has been reserved for this moment in our life and this hour in history and the Bridegroom has already written His Name on our dance card. His request is simple, “Save the last dance for Me.”

This is not the kind of dance the world is familiar with, where the dance partners stand a distance from each other and gyrate out of sync with each other in a darkened room. Nor is it one in which all the women flood the dance floor and dance on their own because they are tired of waiting for the man of their dreams to come and ask them to dance.

This is a dance where there may be darkness all around, but the light of Heaven is shining upon you. This is a dance according to old fashioned protocol. Each of us will be dancing with the Bridegroom according to the Spirit’s leading. Each of us will be firmly clasped in His embrace, dancing face to face with our Beloved. There is place for no other name on the dance cards of our hearts at this hour. It is the dance of the Bride with the Bridegroom, carried out before a watching world – and in many cases, before a watching Church who has forgotten what it means to be set apart for the Bridegroom; believers who don’t understand what it means to be holy and prepared as the Bride of Christ in such a time as this. It is a dance of love that is done to express the Father’s heart to eyes and ears that still don’t seem to understand His message. It is a living letter placed in the embrace of the ‘envelope’, in other words, hidden in the arms of Christ – and from this place, all people see is you in Christ and Christ in you. It is a display of oneness with the heart of God and the beauty of this union is portrayed for every watching heart to read. The ‘envelope’, Christ the Bridegroom is inscribed with the personal name and address of each watching soul. It is a personal message for each one watching – it is their invitation to follow the Lamb wherever He goes.

So how do you dance to a song you do not know? The only way is to rest and trust in the arms of the Bridegroom and follow His lead. He has your back and the slightest pressure from His left hand will guide you. He holds your right hand and you fear no evil as He gently but firmly guides you through the steps to the song that He has known from before the foundations of the world.

Oh yes, beloved, it is an ancient song, composed in honour of the Lamb who was slain, when the very plan of salvation was conceived in the heart of God. It was performed then, far from the ears of man, for the ears of man had not even been formed at that time. Only the orchestra of Heaven read the score for that music, penned by the Spirit of grace and truth, and angels held their breaths and wept in worship as they heard the words for the first time, “I will go”. Holy, holy holy is the Lord God, the Lamb. Set apart for the purposes of the Father is the Lamb.

Even as Esther came to the kingdom for such a time as this, so too, the Bride has been set apart and prepared for this moment, this dance performed before a pagan court in intercession and invitation for the people of God. There has been a season of the Mordechai’s weeping and interceding at the gate as they overheard the plans of the enemy for destruction, but now the baton has been passed to the Bride, the one who already has captured the King’s heart with her beauty.

Don’t be afraid, Bride of Christ, as you hear the opening bars of this music. Don’t falter as you take His hand and step onto the dance floor. You know His embrace – it is your safe shelter. Breathe in the fragrance of the Bridegroom whom you know so very well – and trust Him. You will not dash your foot or stumble and the sight of you dancing with your Beloved will do more than you know in the watching crowd.

Blind eyes, long bandaged by the lies of the spirit of harlotry, will be opened. Chains and shackles holding believers long in servitude to the spirit of this age will fall open. Many souls born again into a compromised and fleshly modern day institution, which is the only ‘church’ they know, will receive the light of the revelation of the glory of God as you display for them the beauty of holiness in a prepared and adorned Bride. Your life speaks more than you know – without a single word from your lips. You are a living letter, displayed before men whom the Father’s heart is yearning for. You may not even be able to hear the words of the song because you are so intent on following His lead step by step. But everyone watching it can hear the strains deep within their own softening hearts – “Come away with Me, My love”. Through your dance with Him, the Spirit is wooing others to come and follow the Bridegroom in this holy dance.  Your very dance is writing lyrics on the hearts of all around you. They want to dance this dance too…

It’s time. All the other dances are over. All your dance partners have had their turn. They admired your beauty and longed to hold you in their embrace and like eager suitors they queued up for a chance to ‘own’ the Bride and make her dance to their chosen tune, work with their ministry and play a part in their vision –giving impetus to what they have wanted to build for God and display before the eyes of men. But now it’s time for the last song – it’s the turn of Heaven at last. Now it’s time to step into your God-appointed place, hidden in Christ, for the last dance. Christ in you is the hope of glory. You hidden in Christ releases the glory. Now the dance card can be put down and all those names and other dances forgotten. It’s time as Paul said, to lay hold of that for which Christ laid hold of you. Can you see your Bridegroom standing before you with a twinkle in His eye, saying those old familiar words, “May I have this dance?”

In the balconies of Heaven, saints who have danced this holy dance before you are leaning over excitedly and jostling for a place, to have the best view. They are so excited as they watch the latest addition to the Bride of Christ moving to the tune they know so well. Heaven’s scribes are busy recording the news – “it’s happening again, it’s what all Heaven has been waiting for – another wave of harvest is about to come in. Prepare the halls of Heaven for we are soon to welcome the final harvest. The song of the reapers has begun”….and as they watch this dance, they are moved to tears with the beauty of the Word made flesh in you, moving to no earthly song. And the fragrance of your complete surrender and trust as you step into His arms, ravishes your Bridegroom’s heart. You have eyes for no-one else. Like Moses of old, you gaze steadfastly on Him who is invisible.

Dance with all your heart, Beautiful Bride and see the hearts of stone be turned to flesh all around you.

Selah

8 Come away with me from Lebanon, my [promised] bride, come with me from Lebanon. Depart from the top of Amana, from the peak of Senir and Hermon, from the lions’ dens, from the mountains of the leopards.
9 You have ravished my heart and given me courage, my sister, my [promised] bride; you have ravished my heart and given me courage with one look from your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.
10 How beautiful is your love, my sister, my [promised] bride! How much better is your love than wine! And the fragrance of your ointments than all spices!  (Song of Songs 4:8-10)

Christine Beadsworth

Author: Christine Beadsworth

Christine Beadsworth lives in Somerset West, South Africa. She is an artist, poet and speaker, also writing and publishing articles under the ‘Fresh Oil Releases’ banner. She has authored several books, which she offers for free on her blog, Fresh Oil Releases.

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Are you striving to bring more people into God’s kingdom? Are your actions pleasing to Him who watches for faithfulness? God, who created all of us and gave us the breath of life, whether we choose to believe in him or not, is constantly watching us from heaven. We are told by His holy scripture, the Bible, that we are to reflect his son, Jesus Christ’s, love to a world hungry for truth, acceptance and division.

As I watch the news reports of angry women out marching around the world, I look not at their surface actions, but at the heart. Jesus said to look at the “fruit” that believers’ lives would produce. We are to model LOVE which includes a servant’s heart, gentleness, meekness, long-suffering, patience and kindness. I see in the marchers much anger, taunting and vulgarity. This is not pleasing to God our father who sees everything.

“All of those cruel people strut and boast…then they say ‘The LORD God of Jacob doesn’t see or know.’ Can’t you fools see? Won’t you ever learn? God gave us ears and eyes! Can’t he hear and see? God instructs the nations and gives knowledge to us all. Won’t he also correct us? The LORD knows how useless our plans really are.” (Psalm 94: 4, 7-11)

God promises to bless the peacemakers with eternal rewards. He grieves for the proud and arrogant who refuse to come and worship Him but choose to go their own way, marching down a wide path of self-determination, scorning the hand of truth held out by our Father. So many refuse to bow down. As with their chosen leader, Satan, rebellion is their way and choice. God is saddened, but a gentleman. He will allow you free-will and choice. This is what I have noticed. People living in sin do not want to be told what to do, how to change. Instead they turn and attack the truth you are trying to deliver for their own eternal good. How loving would it be to ignore a perishing world by saying, “Oh well. I’m saved by God’s grace and they are just hopeless sinners.”

So…before you attack the messenger, read God’s Bible for yourselves. Read the Psalms written by King David. They are full of promises for those who turn from sin. You are promised rest, comfort, and security. Read John the apostle’s eyewitness account of Jesus in the book named for him where he truthfully names Jesus as the Word of God, sent to earth 2,000 years ago to show the path to salvation. Don’t just dismiss this Bible book. It is the only one of the millions published that will go on and on and on into eternity. All else will crumble to dust and blow away as ancient wooden product does. THE WORD OF GOD WILL STAND FOREVER…whether or not you believe.

The second you draw your last breath and cross over to eternity, ALL WILL BELIEVE because the irrefutable proof will be right in front of your eyes…wow….There really is a just God, his son Jesus, Holy Spirit, angels, and hell which was created for the rebellious angels, not you. BUT, your time to decide will be over. Sight is not the same as faith…which is required for entrance into the King of heaven’s kingdom. Believe this while you can: “Our LORD, you are King! Majesty and power are your royal robes. You put the world in lace, and it will never be moved. You have always ruled, and you are eternal.” (Psalm 93: 1-2) As a righteous God, he will remove sinners from His presence in eternity. Rebellious man and woman will join the rebellious angels and their leader in hell. Not a popular message, but nonetheless true. Choose God’s side while you may. Pray the sinner’s prayer. Cry out to your maker…repent and turn…change..embrace love, kindness, courage and presence and life.

Are you planting seeds of reconciliation or division? What will God say about your life’s activities when you give account, as we all will? “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.” – Philippians 2:14-16 NIV

And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize?  So run, that ye may obtain.  And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:  but I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway,”
  1 Corinthians 9:23-27 (KJV).

We are in a race together!  A race to share the gospel of  Jesus Christ before we draw our last breath or time ends. At that point, all opportunity for heavenly reward will cease.

There are all types of prizes for earthly contests and races.  The Bible says these prizes, or crowns of sorts, are perishable so will not last forever as they must be left behind when we die. No one takes their Super Bowl ring, Olympics medal, Purple Heart for valor, movie or song trophies, boy scout medals, or school awards with them beyond that veil called eternity.

But there is a race that we’ve all been entered in — like it or not. There are those who can hardly wait to race to accomplish His purpose and plan, or those who just stand at the starting line when it is time to run (no interest in pursuing Jesus), or those who want to quit and wait back in the comfortable locker room (turned their backs on Jesus and His race).

Jesus promises an imperishable crown.  No one can take it from you and it will be yours forever. Think of that! The wonder and awe of being honored for eternity for choices made here = astonishing!

We need to take care how we run this race.  Castaways are just lost souls. They are adrift in a salty sea. How can they answer the call, “Who will go for us?” You cannot reach out to the lost when you yourself do not avail yourself of the cardinal compass points called God, Jesus, Holy Spirit and the Bible (Hisword of truth). You’re just hopelessly lost unable to even find the track where the race is being held without faith in God and his plan of salvation through Jesus’s atonement.

As in an earthly race there are rules to follow if you want to win. TURN OFF YOUR TELEVISION. TUNE OUT SOCIAL MEDIA. LISTEN TO PRAISE MUSIC INSTEAD OF SECULAR JUNK-FOOD FILLERS THAT JUST WASTE YOUR PRECIOUS TIME. Pursue that which God promises to reward. Be kind to yourself. Imagine the most buff workout coach you can, then BECOME THAT PERSON BUT IN A SPIRITUAL SENSE. BECOME A HURDLER OF OBSTACLES THAT COME AGAINST YOU AS A RACER.

For the Spirit-filled Christ follower, we are given guidelines for winning:

  1. Self-control — shrug off the chains that attempt to entangle and drag you down and out to be disqualified. Who can run with their feet entrapped by chains?
  2. Preach to others through your example, in word and deed. BUT — be careful to not participate in self-deception with unclean hands and impure motives that you would be a castaway and be disqualified, for lustful desires for fame, power position, sexual brokenness in its myriad dysfunction forms is our greatest enemy. Obedience to our call must be first.

Add these worship songs to your playlist:

  • “Castaway” by Chasen
  • “Compass (featuring Manwell Reyes)” by Jonathan Thulin
  • “Ready Set Go (featuring Capital Kings)” by Royal Tailor

Chase after god like he is your compass. Don’t lose your navigation or be cast away!

I’m thinking adding Matthew 25: 1-13 to our daily devotional readings and collective memories would also be a good idea since I woke this morning to the phrase, “Time to trim your wicks and get your lamps ready.” Message delivered by Michael. I was struck by what an old-fashioned term “trim your wicks” was and instantly knew this referred to the wise and foolish women waiting for their bridegroom (Jesus). We do indeed need to stop arguing over small points of doctrine (like the logs in our eyes which need to be removed) and draw close to our Lord for all time and pray that we are worthy with clean hands and a pure heart of love for those around us — both the lovely and unlovable. Supernatural Oil is added to our lamps only by God’s grace and how we are spending our time and devotion while waiting for our bridegroom, Jesus Christ.

Only half the people waiting for Jesus were ready (5 of 10) with fresh oil in their lamps. Your burning unction daily should be to drop all distractions calling you away from your first love, Jesus Christ. One day soon we’ll see his face…no more pain and suffering..love will have won…but only if you are ready. Measure everything on your daily “to-do” list with this phrase burning through your hearts and minds “Time to trim your wicks and get your lamps ready.”

In 2016, Hanukkah begins at sundown on Christmas Eve. This is a conjunction of the miracle celebration of consecrated oil being found for temple ceremonies with the Christian holiday of Christmas — the day God became the light of the world in flesh as Jesus Christ…They had to trim their wicks and get their lamps ready!! Coincidence? We’ll see at this month unfolds.

“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams,”   Act 2:17.

“Then He said, “Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, make Myself known to him in vision, and I speak to him in a dreams,”   Numbers 12:6.

“Thus speaks the Lord God of Israel saying, “Write in a book for yourself all the words that I have spoken to you,”   Jeremiah 30:2.

“In the towns where Jesus had worked MOST of HIS MIRACLES the people REFUSED TO TURN TO GOD. So Jesus was upset with them.” (Matthew 11:20) Talk about exasperating and infuriating! Can you imagine? God’s son, Jesus, leaves his majestic heaven and has come to earth to offer Father’s salvation. By now, the people have already personally witnessed him heal the blind, make the lame to walk, healed the skin-eating destructive disease of leprosy, open deaf ears so they could hear talking, music and laughter, and people who have ceased to live and breathe (the dead) have been raised back to life. (paraphrase of Matthew 11: 4-5)

Then the people seem to think, well that is all well and good, but what else do you have to convince us? We’d like to see you transformed right here. We would like certainty to replace faith. But — Where would be the reward in that? It would be like if God, today in 2016-17, began to write in the clouds: “Attention please! I AM is god. JESUS IS MY SON. Holy Spirit is our comforter. The BIBLE is my truth. Believe in me now as I have plainly written this for you.” So then the people would believe and say, “Finally, you have taken out the faith factor, and I will believe you because I must. I cannot doubt any more. I don’t need faith for what is plainly revealed.”

BUT…God is looking for a people who believe without seeing. His blessing and favor rests on those who believe his Holy scripture and first-hand accounts of the apostles and prophets, but have not seen Jesus in the first century as he walked the earth for 33 years. Over and over the Bible offers blessings for faith.

If bedrock truth is that we all sin, where then can forgiveness be found? Are we to be left as hopeless sinners? We live; we die; we go down to the world of the dead?

No! Thankfully our merciful God provided a way out. Two thousand years ago, as John the Baptist (because he baptized people in the Jordan River to prepare a path before the coming savior) saw Jesus walking towards him along the river bank said, “…Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29) God knew before the foundation of the world that man would sin, fall and need redemption. Jesus was with Father God even then. This plan is woven throughout the whole Holy Bible. Jesus’ arrival is told through the old testament prophets and psalms. God provided his own sacrificial lamb that whosoever believes in him would be saved….not punished as we deserve. Hurray, hurrah….praise our merciful Lord!

Error: People can be saved after they die by baptizing them. With great heartbreak, I must report that one only gets their time on earth to choose. Relatives can not save them if they have died unrepentant in their sins. There is a law called personal choice and responsibility. A major modern religion (one that was created in the last 200 years) erroneously promotes this lie as truth.

Error: Priests, Pastors (men and women) can forgive your sins. Only God can forgive sins. I recently read of a major world religion that is going to give its priest the power to forgive abortion (the willful removal of human life from inside the mother before live birth).  God provided a really narrow bridge from humanity to himself called JESUS CHRIST. You cannot build a ladder tall enough to reach heaven with your man-made redemption plans. You must walk the bridge God provided. He will forgive your sins, including abortion, if you humbly admit that you are a sinner in need of a savior. You must then REPENT and turn away from that which is named Biblical sin.

Error: I can receive Jesus Christ as my savior and continue on selfishly building my own earthly kingdom, being distracted from soul-winning and ignoring the needs of the poor, widowed, orphaned, persecuted and lonely while I work and scheme to acquire wealth and possessions (commonly called the Prosperity Gospel). God called us to have a broken heart for lost sinners, orphans, widows, persecuted believers, the poor and the lost. We are called to lay down our own earthly kingdom-building lives and concentrate on our King’s heavenly kingdom business. This is where rewards that last for eternity will be found.

Try listening to Zach William’s “Chain Beaker” anointed worship song which speaks of a better life, away from pain and feeling lost. Jesus gives freedom and the breaking of all chains of sin that entangle. Trust God above with your precious soul which will go on for eternity. The only question at all is WHERE WILL YOUR SOUL LIVE?

TRUTH: “The day is coming (at your body’s physical death) when God will judge all of us. In the Scriptures God says, ‘I swear by my very life that everyone will kneel down and praise my name!’ And so, each of us must give an account to God for what we do.” (Romans 14: 10-12) Satan is a defeated foe. Even he, at the end of what we on earth refer to as “time” will bow and admit that Jesus Christ is Lord.

I have truthful, bad news for you. You are a slave of sin. Satan tells lies in your ears day and night and then takes you as his trophy at life’s end. He bides his time well and triumphs in your despairing death. Another soul. Another slave for his diabolical kingdom. He hates what God loves, and that is mankind. All humans draw their daily breath from Father God, so Satan desires that we would all stop breathing without the saving knowledge that God created each of us lovingly.

Satan also desires us to not think for ourselves, and that we would not search out the truth. He has craftily devised distractions aplenty…enough to last a lifetime. DO NOT GIVE SATAN YOUR SOUL BY TURNING AWAY FROM GOD’S SON, JESUS, WHO DESIRES THE OPPOSITE: PEACE, JOY, LOVE, HOPE, PURPOSE, ETERNITY SPENT WITH FATHER GOD.

You have been given free-will as a gift. TO NOT CHOOSE IS TO CHOOSE! Time is ticking and trickling and rushing by. Run, rush, flee to God’s side. Accept Holy Spirit…break off those chains that bind and entangle…pray and turn away from your sins…repent…stop scoffing…before it is too late. People get ready. Jesus is really coming back. He will return triumphantly, and you want to be on the winning side.

The invisible, spiritual realm is really reality. This that you see with your earthly eyes is like a stage play…not the real action. It is the short time you are given to choose sides. Some more — some less. When a sinner turns from death to life, angels rejoice, heaven sings and your soul is safe FOR ALL TIME with Father God, who created you for fellowship and worship. Turn away from the devil’s plans to enslave you and choose the great I AM — lover of your soul. There is no peace in this world of turmoil unless your spirit is safely in God’s care.

From the mouth of God: “You idols are nothing, and you are powerless. To worship you would be disgusting. Worshipers of idols comfort each other saying, ‘Don’t worry!’ (Makers of idols) encourage one another and say ‘We’ve done a great job!’ Then they (human hands) nail the idol down, so it won’t fall over.” (Isaiah 41: 24 & 6-7)

Then the  Lord who exists outside of time and space as a trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit offers a challenge (using the eternal “we”) —

“…Come argue your case with me. Present your evidence. Come near me, you idols. Tell us about the past and we will think about it. Tell us about the future so we will know what is going to happen. Prove that you are gods by making your predictions come true. Do something good or evil, so we can be amazed and terrified. None of these idols are able to give advice or answer questions.” (Isaiah 41: 21-23, 28)

Only God knows the future with certainty and can predict what will happen in human history. He has given us the future within his written word, commonly called the Holy Bible, so you don’t even have to leave your intelligence “at the door” as nonbelievers accuse. Jesus is the spirit of revelation. He has been chosen, as God’s only son, to reveal truth to the human race. Earnestly seek Him, and He will be found. Limit seeking after worldly distractions. His love is devoted. He desires a covenant relationship with humanity…one where we freely choose to love and honor him. Faith as an offering to Him who created and owns the universe. A free-will offering of your heart, soul, mind and strength. A recent U.S. presidential candidate used the slogan “I’m with her.” I prefer not to put my precious gift of faith and hope in any person who themselves has been given their life and breath only through the gracious gift of Father God. I myself prefer an eternal perspective and choice where I firmly state before the Throne of God at life’s end, while pointing over at the Lamb of God, Jesus my mediator, and proclaiming in a loud, clear voice, “I’m with Him.”

Listen to the anointed worship song “Ever Be” by Bethel Music – We Will Not Be Shaken (Live). There is also a video available. With Shasta Lake in the background, this group praises the only, living, eternal God of the universe by saying, “Your praise will ever be on my lips.” This is how I want God to think of me. Praising him with angels and saints who sing “worthy are you, Lord!” Do not waste another second on idolatry, disbelief and arrogant rebellion. Return to your creator. He who loves you and wishes you to join Him in heaven for eternity.

There is true joy available through deep faith in God’s prophetic utterances. They world offers poor substitutes of fleeting “happy” moments. The world rushes about looking for that next mountaintop “high” experience, but it remains tantalizingly out of reach because God is not part of daily life.

Remember: if you freely choose the Lord while you still have breath to do so – “The Lord your God wins victory after victory and is always with you. He celebrates and sings because of you, and he will refresh your life with his love.” (Zephaniah 3:17) (Contemp. Eng. Ver)

“Yahweh your God is among you, a warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with gladness. He will bring you quietness with His love.  He will delight in you with shouts of joy.” Zephaniah 3:17