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by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

Last days signs, Signs of end times. Bible scriptures give us vital signs of when end times are near. What are the signs that we are living in the end times. Bible prophecy on end times, Bible scriptures on end times, the soon return of Jesus Christ. WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?

What does the Bible have to say about the end times?  Does the Bible warn us that there will be signs that the end is near and that the return of Jesus Christ is drawing closer?

These are common questions which many people have and as we watch the news and see the many disasters world wide, wars, nation turning against nation, hatred and unrest, we realize the world is in a crisis that seems to grow worse each day.  What will happen next?

End times, Vital signs of end times, Bible scriptures messages end timesWHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT WE ARE LIVING IN THE END TIMES

"I will go and return to My place, til they acknowledge their offence, and seek My face; in their affliction they will seek Me early."  "Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for He hath torn, and He will bind us up. After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight." (Hosea 5:15; 6:1-2)

This is one of the most significant scriptures in the entire Bible dealing with the end times and the "Second Coming" or rapture.

Thousands of years ago, the Old Testament prophet pin-pointed the sins of the Jewish nation in: No. 1 - breaking the Mosaic Covenant and No. 2 - the rejection of their Messiah, as well as their terrible suffering and return to God in repentance and faith in the last days!

FOR 2000 YEARS THE CHURCH HAS BEEN WAITING FOR THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST IN THE SECOND COMING

For nearly two thousand years, the Church of Jesus Christ has lived in the hope of His promised return. Old Testament prophets HAD FORETOLD IN DETAIL the time and place of His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miraculous ministry, His vicarious death and His glorious resurrection. They also prophesied His second advent and triumphant millennial reign.

WHY HAVE JEWISH PEOPLE SUFFERED SO MUCH OVER THE YEARS?

THE UNDERLYING REASON for the terrible suffering, pain and sorrows meted out to the Jews over centuries and millennia, is because they broke the covenant Moses made with God on their behalf.

If you doubt that, read the 28th chapter of Deuteronomy which details the blessings of God upon Israel if they keep the covenant (Deuteronomy 1-14) and the curses of God upon Israel if they break the covenant (Deuteronomy 15-68).

THE SECOND REASON - which accounts for only a limited period of "one generation" - is that the Jewish people rejected their Messiah.

Jesus stated, "Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: THAT UPON YOU (only that specific generation which rejected Jesus as their Messiah, not subsequent generations!) may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see Me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord."  (Matthew 23:34-39)

Vital signs of end times, Bible scriptures messages end timesPlease Note: The rejection of the Messiah was only the tip of the iceberg in a long list of "killing the prophets & stoning them that have been sent to you"

As a matter of fact, the crucifixion of Jesus was not included in the reason for God's judgment upon them. Jesus specified the blood shed from Abel to Zacharias. He did not mention His own blood.

For centuries, the Roman Catholic Church as well as some Protestant Churches said the Jewish race was cursed because of their rejection & condemnation of Jesus Christ which culminated in His crucifixion by the Romans!

That teaching was terribly flawed and became a tool which was used to denigrate & destroy Jewish people! For centuries, Jews were called Christ-killers and only recently has the Roman Catholic Church renounced that evil, devilish doctrine! It's almost bizarre that the Roman Catholic Church would call Jews by that terrible name, since it was Italians (Romans) who crucified our Lord. Yet no one thought of calling Italians, 'Christ-killers'

The teaching I refer to is, that the reason for Jewish suffering is because they made a deal with Governor Pontius Pilate, saying: "Let His blood be upon us and upon our children."  (Matthew 27:25)

Let me make myself abundantly clear on this point:  It is impossible for the blood of Jesus to harm anyone or bring any curse upon Jews or anyone else!  The Blood of Jesus brings only forgiveness, healing and eternal life.  It cannot bring a curse. (1 John 1:7; Col. 1:20)

I repeat: Israel's grievous sin of breaking their covenant with God is the primary reason for their suffering.

The Bible says, "But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke...until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken Me. 

The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until He have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it. The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish."

"The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed. The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart...Moreover He will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee. 

Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed. And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the LORD thy God...and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it. And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other...

"And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships...and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you." (Deuteronomy  15, 20-22, 27-29, 59-64, 68)

It is of vital importance for everyone to know that even though Moses - God's prophet & lawgiver - prophesied 2000 years earlier concerning the blessings of keeping the covenant the Jewish people had made with the Almighty (Deuteronomy 1-14) as well as the curses that would come upon them if they broke the covenant (v. 15-68), his prophecy came to pass in the minutest detail.

Verse 68 states that if they broke the Mosaic Covenant, they would be taken back to Egypt - as slaves - in ships. It stated further, that no man would buy them.  Here are the brutal facts: After General Titus had destroyed Jerusalem in A.D. 70, killing 1.1 million Jews in the siege, 89,000 Jews were taken to Egypt as slaves. There was such a hatred against Jews, that it was below the dignity of any Roman to own a Jewish slave.  Among our nations, only Egypt would take Jews as slaves! That's how perfectly true God's prophetic Word is!

End time signs,  Bible scriptures messages on end of days, Vital signs of end times,WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST?

Jesus was born to die! (1 Corinthians  15:3; Romans  5:7-8; 1 John 3:8)  He was ordained to be the propitiation for our sins, in order to satisfy the DEMANDS OF DIVINE JUSTICE (Romans 3:25; 1 John 2:2; 4:10)  He was crucified by the foreknowledge of God. (Acts 2:23)

Although God used Judas, a human instrument to betray our Lord, the Jewish leaders to unjustly condemn Him to death and the Romans to do the terrible deed, it was according to God's will, plan & purpose. (Romans  8:32)

IN FACT, IT WAS GOD THE FATHER WHO LAID THE STRIPES UPON HIM AND SMOTE HIM.  I never fully understand God's love, until it was revealed to me during a crusade in Kenya.  When He showed me His great love, I wept for 3 days and nights!  Here are the scriptures that touched my heart, and I pray they will also minister to you.

"He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things." (Romans  8:28)

St. Paul declared that God's love is so great that He did not spare His only Son but turned Him over to murderers and gangsters (delivered Him up) to be humiliated, tortured & crucified on the "cursed tree" for us.

And since Jesus paid the ultimate price by making the supreme sacrifice for us, God will freely give us whatever Jesus' death & resurrection has provided, since He is seated - even now - on God's right hand as our Saviour, Redeemer & Advocate.

Not only did our Heavenly Father deliver up His Son to die, HE ALSO LAID OUR SINS AND SICKNESSES UPON HIM (Isaiah 53:4-6; Matthew 8:16-17; 1 Peter 2:24).  God's love regarding our salvation was so intense that He rejoiced when Jesus suffered & bled for us.  The Bible says, "Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him.  He hath put him to grief."  (Isaiah 53:10)

The Norwegian translation says: "Det behaget Herren til - knuse ham - it pleased the Lord to CRUSH Him."

End times, Vital signs of end times, Bible scriptures messages end timesTHERE IS MUCH BITTERNESS IN OLDER JEWISH PEOPLE & UNBELIEF IN THE YOUNG

The "children of Israel" suffered terribly for thousands of years, from the time of the Babylonian captivity until Hitler's holocaust! This suffering continued under the cruel yoke of Soviet Communism for decades more. Since the coming of glasnost and perestroika and the dissolution of the "Evil Empire" in 1991, however, hundreds of thousands of these precious people have immigrated to Israel.

In my dealings with older Jewish people, I HAVE DISCERNED MUCH BITTERNESS TOWARD CHRISTIANS, GOD AND LIFE IN GENERAL, because of the treatment their forbears received at the hands of cruel Papal armies during the Middle Ages. That is understandable because the evil, unholy acts carried out by that religious denomination were done in the name of Jesus Christ.

In order for Jewish people, however, to come to the knowledge of the truth and be saved, they must - like everyone else - stop blaming other people for their own problems.

The Bible says, "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one...for there is no difference: For all have sinned and come (fallen) short of the glory of God."  (Romans 3:10-23)

"For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:9-13)

"Where there is neither Greek nor Jew...But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons."  (Colossians 3:11, 24-25)

THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JEWS AND GENTILES. ALL HAVE SINNED AND ALL NEED A SAVIOUR. AND JESUS CHRIST IS THAT SAVIOUR

The truth is, that only Jesus Christ can forgive and save lost humanity! He alone has the power to forgive sins, remove fear and condemnation and give peace to troubled hearts and minds, having defeated death, hell and the grave and purchased full salvation for all who receive Him as Lord and Saviour!

WHY IS THIS? Only Jesus Christ qualifies as the Saviour of the world, because He shed His precious blood as the sacrificial "pascal lamb" on Mount Calvary and died as our substitute, according to the Old Testament Scriptures! (Romans 1:4)

A very great injustice has been done to Christianity in general, however, and the Church of the Living God, in particular, because of recent books, articles and statements made by a few Jewish authors, linking the horrible beliefs of Adolf Hitler and Nazism to the teachings of the Christian Church.

The very vocal and totally unfair books and statements made by prejudiced, liberal Protestant authors who attack Christianity and the teachings of St. Paul, employing the same biased linkage.

The totally unfair, prejudiced and accusatory film "Anti-Semitism" of the United States Holocaust Museum which lays blame for the Holocaust, on the teachings of Christianity.

MANY JEWISH PEOPLE FEEL GOD DESERTED THEM BECAUSE OF THE HOLOCAUST

A recent report by "Christianity Today" states: "Now, a group of prominent Jews has accused the United States Holocaust Museum....of misleading the public by blaming Hitler's genocidal program on historic Christian beliefs about Jews. "The film paints with a broad brush.  A dull voice intones disconnected facts and quotations that leave the viewer believing that anti-Jewish bias is the result of Christian influence on the Roman Empire, that it has been Christian society alone that has marginalized and oppressed Jews, and that Nazi racial prejudice against the Jews was in clear continuity with earlier religious prejudice.  The Anti-Judaism that preceded Christianity and that had long existed outside Europe, is ignored."

The New York Times quoted Joan Brown Campbell, general secretary of the National Council of Churches as saying, "If you look at the Nazi regime, you can see in it the philosophy of Christian superiority."

'Christianity Today' points out how inaccurate that statement is, 'ignoring Nazi beliefs about the defects in historic Christianity'. And ironically, Campbell made that statement in an interview where she downplayed the awful persecution, suffering and torture inflicted upon Christians around the world today.

Incidentally, it is a Jewish Barrister, Michael Horowitz who is awakening clergymen and politicians alike to the horrible persecution, torture, enslavement and other atrocities being carried out against Christians by many governments in the world today.

In her book, 'Faith and Fraticide', Rosemary Radford Ruether, called upon Christians to abandon the belief that Jesus is the Saviour for everyone in favor of the notion that Jesus is the saviour of some while others will have their own 'saviours', stated the 'Christianity Today' article.

 Vital signs of the last days, Bible scriptures messages end timesMANY JEWISH PEOPLE ARE OPENING THEIR HEARTS TO THEIR MESSIAH

A great awakening however, is happening today among the Jewish people Their hearts are opening to their Messiah as He prophesied!

Hundreds of years before His first coming, the Jewish Messiah stated that He would 'GO AND RETURN TO MY PLACE' referring to Heaven, until the Jewish people acknowledge their offence (sin) and seek My face. They are doing that now.

In 1971, I conducted a Gospel crusade in the YMCA building in Jerusalem.  We distributed 10,000 handbills there as well as carried ads in the 'Jerusalem Post.'  Many Arabs, Roman Catholics, Greek Orthodox and Protestants attended the crusade, but only a miniscule number of Jews came to our meeting.

Even 20 years ago, you couldn't find more than 100 born again Christian Jewish believers in Israel.  Today, there are more than 70,000 Jewish believers in 90 different congregations in that nation.

HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?  The 'Law of the Return' opened the door for any Jewish person with at least one Jewish grandparent, to immigrate to Israel.  About 750,000 Jewish people returned from Eastern Europe and several hundred thousands from South America.  Some of these were believers in Jesus Christ and they brought the gospel (the good news) with them to the land of the Bible.

Hosea states that they will recognize their grave error and with repentant hearts return to the Lord, realizing that God had to punish their forefathers for breaking the Mosaic Covenant, and for rejecting their Messiah!

Notice, they will say, "Come, let us return unto the Lord: for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up."  Then the prophet interjects something very important - A TIME-DATE LINE!  "After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight." (Hosea 6:1-2)

What does this mean?  THE LORD GOD WILL RESTORE THE JEWS THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE AND JERUSALEM WILL BECOME MOST IMPORTANT CITY ON EARTH

The Word of God interprets itself and we read in 2 Peter 3:8-9: "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."

SIGNS OF THE END TIMES REVOLVE AROUND ISRAEL,  JERUSALEM AND THE JEWISH NATION

As I see it, the period of suffering for the Jewish nation is almost at an end and the Lord God Almighty will restore them to their rightful place, and JERUSALEM will become the most important city on earth.

It's about 2000 years since God's judgment fell upon Israel and according to St. Peter, 'one day with our Lord is as a thousand years with us'. The prophecy states, "After two days (2000 years) will He (the Lord) revive us (bring us back to life) and in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight."

Without doubt, this refers to the "Millennial Reign of Christ", which will be one thousand years of peace upon earth with Jesus Christ, the Jewish Messiah, ruling from Jerusalem.


Significant signs of the end times. Bible prophecy & Bible scriptures messages end times4 SIGNIFICANT SIGNS OF 
THE END TIMES
What does the Bible say?
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

There are four significant signs that show us where we stand today in relation to then end times and our Lord's soon return, namely:

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SIGN #1  - THE SICK CONDITION OF OUR PLANET

Mankind is groaning under the terrible weight of sin and condemnation. Satan - the enemy of God and man - has bound the human race with shackles of rebellion, unbelief, fear, torment, lust, greed, hatred and perversion! It was Adam's acquiescence to the Evil One's lying temptation that brought sickness and death (spiritual and physical) upon the human race.

The Bible states: "For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.  For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who hath subjected the same in hope.  Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.  For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now."

"And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit (that is to say), the redemption of our body." (Romans 8:19-23)

People everywhere are waiting for the "MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD"!  What does that mean?  Six billion people are looking for an escape from the emptiness, fear, torment, sickness and bondage in which they live.

THE ENTIRE WORLD IS WAITING FOR US - GOD'S CHILDREN TO BE SO FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT WE CAN FREE THEM FROM THE TYRANNY AND LIES OF THE DEVIL AND HIS EMISSARIES.

Don't believe for a moment, that the millions lost in sin and bound by evil spirits of occultism, superstition, false religion, satanic oppression and sexual perversion are happy in that state!  No one enjoys being in slavery to witchcraft, fear, torment and evil spirits.

Oh, some are sufficiently deceived to live in a fool's paradise having convinced themselves that everything is A-Okay, but the opposite is true.  If everything is all right, why do so many rock musicians die of drug overdoses and commit suicide?  Why do many Hollywood stars die of alcoholism, suicide and drug overdoses?   And why do wealthy, successful people - who seem to have everything going for them - take their own lives?

The Bible says, "But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, bringing forth mire and dirt. There is no peace saith my God to the wicked." (Isaiah 57:20-21)

Our enemy is not flesh and blood, but Satan himself and all his demons that tempt, deceive, coerce, inhibit, afflict, torment, steal and kill!  Our battle is with the devil - not with human beings, however he does use people to do his bidding!  The devil must have his emissaries & ministers, to do his evil work.

And what of the Hindu extremists constantly fighting the Muslims in India and the Seiks battling the Hindus?  And the (political) ungodly Roman Catholic IRA killing the (political) 'Christian-in-name-only' Protestants and vice versa?

And if the pagan are so happy in their religious life, why are there so many 'holy jihads'?  Two examples: Muslim Iran against Muslim Iraq in a seven year war that saw one million men die, and at present Islamic extremists terrorizing and butchering hundreds of their own people in Algeria?

THEY DO NOT KNOW GOD and have not been changed by His mighty power.  Anyone who has been converted to Christ, being born again by the Word of God and the Holy Spirit, would certainly not be waging 'holy wars' against their fellowmen.  The only warfare that we are commanded to fight is the 'Good Fight of Faith.'

HOW DO WE FIGHT THE DEVIL?

The Bible says, "Satan, your adversary, goeth about like a roaring lion, seeking who he may devour, whom resist in the faith..."  (1 Peter 5:9) We resist him by serving Jesus to the best of our ability; by living a holy and righteous life, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, healing the sick and casting our devils!

The Scripture says, "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;" (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)

In our search for more land to conquer, new technologies to improve our living standards, and the pursuit or more wealth, man has engaged in wars, enslavement, violence and pollution which has raped our environment, land, water and air.

Our Planet is groaning under the terrible weight of the awful harvest of mankind's sins of rebellion, greed, hatred, violence and slavery!

In the beginning, after the fall of our first parents, THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE was plunged into sin, fear, sickness & death! God immediately placed a curse upon the earth - "And unto Adam He said, Because thou hast harkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life."  (Genesis 3:17)

OUR PLANET is struggling to stay alive and is groaning under this burden! The 'second law of thermodynamics' began after the fall and continues today with aging, deterioration and decay. Only the return of Jesus Christ will salvage the earth. Mankind will not be allowed to destroy the earth, but will be punished for defiling and polluting it, as is prophesied in the last book of the Bible.

THE BIBLE SAYS, "And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that Thou shouldest give reward unto Thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear Thy name, small and great; And shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth."  (Revelation 11:18)

God will have the last word and will judge polluters! If you want a good example of this, look at the former Soviet Union which polluted the land, sea and air and after raping the environment, ended up totally bankrupt.

JESUS CHRIST MUST RETURN IN ORDER TO SAVE US FROM OUR OWN DESTRUCTIONS, SO THAT HE CAN REIGN ON THIS EARTH FOR 1000 YEARS OF PEACE AND PROSPERITY.

Believers in Jesus Christ, like St. Paul, are waiting for the moment when we can be free from the limitations of our weak, carnal flesh and to be glorified (in the next life) to forever be in Heaven with Jesus Christ and all the redeemed from all ages! WE WILL THEN RECEIVE A RESURRECTED BODY WITHOUT THE LIMITATIONS WE HAVE TODAY.

The Bible says, "And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit (that is to say), the redemption of our body." (Romans 8:23)

Eternity will be a joyful time of peace and glory as we live eternally in Heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ and all the redeemed from every nation, tongue and people of all ages"

"And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready."

"And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God." (Revelation 19:6-9)

SIGN #2 - THE SICK CONDITION OF THE WORLD

The Bible says, "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." (1 John 2:15-17)

These are Satan's three knockout-punches which he uses to tempt the "children of men", namely: 1) the lust of the eyes 2) the lust of the flesh and 3) the pride of life.

Satan used these three temptations on Eve with great success. "And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food (lust of the flesh), and that it was pleasant to the eyes (lust of the eyes), and a tree to be desired to make one wise (the pride of life), she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat." (Genesis 3:6)

King David fell under this temptation also: He saw a beautiful woman taking a bath in the privacy of her garden (the lust of the eyes). He desired her and sent for her, committing adultery (the lust of the flesh). HE FELL AFTER ONLY TWO STRIKES

JESUS DEFEATED HIM TOTALLY

It was a different story when Satan used his time-tested strategy on our Lord Jesus Christ. He withstood the temptation and defeated the devil each time he came with a new  "trick up his sleeve."

After Jesus had fasted 40 days, Satan said to Him: "Command that these stones be made bread." (the lust of the flesh) Jesus answered, "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."

The devil tried again: "If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone." (the pride of life) Jesus answered, "It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God." IN OTHER WORDS, GOD DOESN'T CLOWN FOR ANYBODY.

Finally, Satan showed Jesus all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time and said: "All these things will I give thee (pride of life), if thou wilt fall down and worship me."  WHAT A DESPICABLE, ARROGANT, EGOTIST SATAN IS! Jesus rebuffed him immediately with the Word of God saying, "Get thee hence, Satan (enemy): for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve." (Matt. 4:1-11)

SATAN HAD TO LEAVE HIM, THEN

The Bible affirms that Satan is "the god of this world" and "the spirit which now worketh in the children of the disobedience." (John 12:31; Ephesians 2:2) He is the world's greatest liar and the father of lies and a murderer extra-ordinaire. (John 8:44)

The whole world lies in the lap of the wicked one (1 John 5:19) and he "goeth about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour." (1 Peter 5:8)  We however, can "resist him in the faith and he will flee from us." (1 Peter 5:9; James 4:7)

The Bible records that Demos was swayed by the bright lights of Thessalonica and forsook Paul, 'having loved this present world' (2 Timothy 4:10). And St. John commends the young men in the Church for overcoming the wicked one! (1 John 2:13)

St. Paul warned of the total deterioration of morality, decency and fairness in the last days.  Decadence & perversion will rule just prior to our Lord's return, stated the Apostle!

As we read the prophecy we feel saddened by the resemblance of our present age to the prophetic Word of God.

"This know also, that IN THE LAST DAYS PERILOUS TIMES SHALL COME. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good.

"Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." (2 Timothy 3:1-5)

"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that IN THE LATTER TIMES SOME SHALL DEPART FROM THE FAITH, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;" (1 Timothy 4:1) "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret." (Ephesians  5:11-12) 

"Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:" (Philippians 3:17-20)

Interjected among the reports of hypocrisy, backsliding & gross moral evils, St. Paul interjects the Blessed Hope of the Return of Jesus Christ.

"For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ."

Our thoughts, actions, prayers, plans, goals and complete agenda here, is tied to Heaven's plans, purposes and desires. We belong to His heavenly kingdom and labour first and foremost for Christ.

Why is this so important? Only our Blessed Jesus Christ has the mandate, power & desire to straighten out this wicked world. Therefore we wait for Him to come.

PERVERSION VYING FOR RESPECTABILITY

Jesus prophesied that the time will come, "that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service". (John 16:2)

And the prophet stated, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes...Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!" (Is. 5:20-23)

St. Paul expounded, "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake." (2 Corinthians 4:3-5)

That this WORLD IS EVIL AND PERVERTED is no secret! The world system that despises that which is good and glorifies that which is EVIL is a product of Satanic invention, since he is the "god of this world".

Again Paul declares that Jesus Christ "gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world (age), according to the will of God and our Father". (Galatians 1:4)

 Bible scriptures messages end times.  End times, Vital signs of end times, SIGN #3  - THE SICK CONDITION OF ISRAEL

ISRAEL IS VULNERABLE FACING ATTACKS FROM EVERY  DIRECTION

At this moment in history, Israel is very vulnerable because of the pressure placed upon them by the nations of the world to give up land for peace.  And the United States - who traditionally has been their friend, is turning the screws the hardest of all.

Eventually, Israel will succumb to all this pressure and give away so much land that they will be unable to defend themselves. Sometime in the future, Israel will be deceived into accepting the Antichrist as their Messiah and will suffer terribly because of that. Referring to this, our Lord said to the Jewish leaders,

"I am come in My Father's name, and ye receive Me not: if another (the anti-Christ) shall come in his own name, him ye will receive." (John 5:43

The Jewish leaders rejected Jesus Christ Who came to save them in His Father's Name. When Antichrist comes in his own name, they will receive him!

WHAT A SAD & TRAGIC COMMENTARY ON WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN!

My guess is that Iraq will eventually be reduced in power after the United States and her allies are finished with her. Then undoubtedly, Iran will pick up the pieces and gobble up Iraq (and possibly Syria) and control all the oil flow in the Middle East!  (Ezekiel 38 & 39)

GOD'S WORD STATES THAT RUSSIA WILL RISE UP AGAIN IN GREAT POWER AND LEAD THE MARCH AGAINST ISRAEL

Iran will then be the dominant power in the area, with the USA and Israel giving in to their demands! According to God's Word, Russia will rise in great power again and lead the march against Israel!

The prophet Ezekiel declared that Iran (Persia) together with Ethiopia, Libya & Turkey will march against Israel in the great battle of "Gog and Magog".

GOD WILL FIGHT FOR ISRAEL AND DEFEND HER

A great slaughter will unfortunately take place however, before God's chosen people come to their senses. They will ultimately receive their long awaited Messiah Jesus Christ, when He returns n the Second Coming of Jesus Christ in power and great glory at the end of the age!

Jesus Christ will then rule and reign for 1000 years of peace upon planet earth, as King of kings and Lord of lords!

 Bible scriptures messages end times.  End times, Vital signs of end times, SIGN #4  - THE SICK CONDITION OF THE CHURCH

Celebrated Canadian writer, Peter Newman exposes the weaknesses in our churches and outlines wherein and how we have failed to communicate the Gospel to our children, grandchildren and our neighbours.

In his recent book, "The Canadian Revolution" Peter Newman chronicles the free-fall of the United Church of Canada's membership as well as their influence in society during the past three decades.

Newman writes, "The United Church, formed in 1925 through a union of Methodists, Presbyterians and Congregationalists, suffered the steepest decline. Three million Canadians declared their United Church affiliation to the latest census takers but less than 380,000 bothered going to church. Although the most liberal of the mainstream congregations, allowing for the ordination of gay priests and promoting the social gospel, the United Church found itself paradoxically unable to attract the young."

A footnote says, "An increasingly typical event was the closing, during the fall of 1994, of Chalmers United Church in downtown Vancouver. There wasn't a single member left on its congregational rolls who was less than 80 years old."

For years, University of Lethbridge sociologist Reginald Bibby has tracked the religious life of Canadians. In his book "Unknown Gods" , Bibby states: "Tragically, religious groups are failing in what appear to be spiritually prosperous times. The churches are inept religious companies that cannot get the faith out of the ware house."  The news is that interest and intrigue persist, in spite of the problems of organized religion. The result may be a very sizable, ongoing spiritual vacuum."

The Anglican Church, according to the census has 2.2 million members with 784,000 active adherents. Addressing the church synod in 1994, Archbishop Peter O'Driscoll warned: "In the next ten to fifteen years the largest age group in the present Anglican Church of Canada will be dead. At the end of two generations, there won't be enough people to say there's still an Anglican Church alive in this country."

HOW SAD AND TRAGIC!

While the Anglican Church lost 250,000 members from 1981 to 1991, and the United Church lost 665,000 members during that same period - that's 10 % and 20 % respectively - the Pentecostal Church grew by 100,000 adherents and the Christian & Missionary Alliance doubled in size!

The November,1965 issue of Canada's Revival Magazine, "Cry of His Coming" carried the following prophetic headline: 1965 UNITED CHURCH NEW CURRICULUM SETS STAGE FOR MORE APOSTACY! MODERATOR REV. HOWSE DENIES PHYSICAL RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST !

In that article, this author wrote under the by-line, "THE GREAT FALLING AWAY" - St. Paul warns: "Let no man deceive you by any means, for that day shall not come except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition." (2 Thessalonians 2:3)

The "Great Falling Away" is Here Now- with entire denominations of Christian Churches turning their backs on the Holy Scriptures, declaring them fallible and contradictory. They despise the great truths of the Bible, and exchange them for their own humanistic, man-made philosophies!

As strange as this may seem, these reprobate preachers actually play-out the exact role of "backsliding Israel" in Old Testament times.

"For My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns that can hold no water." (Jeremiah 2:13)

HERE IS A LIST OF THEIR BACKSLIDINGS!

They have violated the sanctity of the Holy Bible, discarding the eternal truths of God's Word. Man-made philosophies, secular humanism and blatantly spurious doctrines have filled the void!

They rely almost totally on man's wisdom and carnal knowledge, having rejected the wisdom that comes solely from the Holy Scriptures. This leaves them incapable of making sound spiritual decisions!

They have rejected the counsel of the Holy Spirit- divine paraclete- and draw their inspiration from the teachings of others similarly deceived. Serious decision making regarding spiritual matters and doctrine is therefore prejudiced, flawed and compromised!

Their emphasis is on good works, rather than the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for our sins. The "social gospel" they preach is devoid of the grace of God and faith in the blood of Jesus Christ. Their "good works" message offers only secular and political rhetoric to undo social injustices, without a sound spiritual foundation.

They have desecrated the Holy Scriptures by substituting their own verbiage instead of the correct translation of the original Hebrew and Greek, in reference to God Himself. These literary counterfeiters have unilaterally -without any jurisdiction- decided to change the gender of Almighty God from masculine (Father) to Mother.  Instead of addressing God as He, they refer to Him as She and the Lord Jesus is not the Son of God, but the Child of God!

The Word of God conclusively states: "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." (2 Timothy 3:1-5)

"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee." (1 Timothy 4:1-2, 16)

AN URGENT WARNING ISSUED TO THOSE TAMPERING WITH GOD'S WORD

"Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

"Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God... Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?"

"If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which He hath testified of His Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made Him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of His Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life." (1 John 2:22-23; 4:1-3; 5:1, 4-5, 9-12)

End times, Vital signs of end times,WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? SIMPLY THIS:

Anyone who denies that Jesus Christ is God is a false teacher and an enemy of God.

Every spirit that confesses that "Jesus Christ is come in the flesh" is of God. Those who do not are of Satan and the Antichrist spirit!

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN: "Jesus Christ is come in the flesh"?

There are millions of babies born daily across the world. They are all born of flesh & blood. They have all "come in the flesh". That is no miracle, but when God is incarnated in human flesh, that is a miracle. It simply means that Jesus Christ was God in human flesh! God the Son came down from Heaven, through the very miraculous and complex process of the virgin birth!

God the Holy Spirit placed within the virgin Mary's womb a specially created body for the Lord Jesus. He was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin woman without the aid of a human father. Jesus Christ - true God & true man, in order to suffer and die for our sins and rise again for our justification. ( )

"The new United Church curriculum - now taught to thousands of children - denies the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, leaving the inference that Joseph or some other man was Jesus' father. This would indicate that His mother Mary was sinful and promiscuous, instead of a chaste virgin and that Jesus Christ was not divine!"

Have you heard of such SACRILEGE? And this - not from an atheistic journal - but from the official organ and pulpits of Canada's largest Protestant denomination!

That same "curriculum" calls the first eleven chapters of Genesis - which deal with God's marvelous creation, Noah and the flood - a fable or myth! It denies the miracles in the Bible, rejects the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and ridicules His ascension and second coming!

Read the blasphemous statements made by Rev. Ben Smilie- United Church chaplain at the University of Saskatchewan, as chronicled by Regina Leader Post's Tom Jarvis in an article titled, "A MASSIVE IRRELEVANCY":

"The Toronto Telegram printed it in full with the somewhat shocking passage in large type which speaks of fundamentalist belief in "clay-made man, a floating zoo, an amphibious-footed Jesus, a son of God who was a home brew artist, and an ascension that looks like a Cape Kennedy blast-off".

Have you heard of anything more blasphemous and anti-Christian, coming from the pen of an ordained Protestant clergyman!

We'll let the moderator of the United Church speak for himself. The following was carried by the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, June 5, 1965. "HOWSE SAYS LITERAL BELIEVER IN BIBLE LACKS UNDERSTANDING".

"The moderator of the United Church of Canada says Christians who believe literally in all of the "metaphors and imageries" of the Bible exhibit "lack of understanding".

"The Rt. Rev. Ernest Howse of Toronto, in an interview Thursday said that one of the most significant religious trends today is the movement away from 'medieval imagery and hypocrisy'.

"Dr. Howse, who had been in Banff for a meeting of the United Church's Alberta Conference, said people should not take literally such events as Christ's physical resurrection and the virginity of Mary. The moderator said the United Church's new curriculum which allows for liberal interpretation of the Bible, is "really nothing new at all".

"There is nothing in the curriculum which was not accepted when I was in College thirty years ago. If people are shocked by it, then it is evident our ministers have not been adequately teaching their congregations".

NEW MODERATOR: SAME OLD APOSTASY IN UNITED CHURCH!

Bill Phipps probably learned 'APOSTASY' from professors, who were themselves corrupted while in College! The new moderator of the United Church is Rev. Bill Phipps - a little known Calgary pastor - who is making big waves with his outspoken, irreverent and blasphemous remarks. It appears that he has excelled in unlearning the basic, fundamental doctrines of Christianity, in the tradition of the Rev. Howse and the liberal theological College to which he referred!

"AN ACTIVIST MODERATOR IS ROCKING THE UNITED CHURCH"               -Edmonton Journal

In a major news story carried across Canada in the Southam Press, Nov.1, 1997, Rev. Phipps made these statements: "I don't believe Jesus is the only way to God. I don't believe he rose from the dead as a scientific fact. I don't know whether those thing happened. It's an irrelevant question."

In a follow-up article, the "Ottawa Citizen" wrote: "CHURCH MODERATOR A HERETIC, PROFESSOR SAYS" - "The moderator of the United Church of Canada is a heretic", says a professor of modern Christian history.

"A heretic is defined as someone who chooses a doctrinal path other than that of the church to which he belongs", says John Stackhouse, of the University of Manitoba.

By that standard, Rev. Bill Phipps "is a heretic according to the United Church of Canada's own standard of doctrine. He's also a heretic in generic Christian terms, because he denies the creeds that all Christians have subscribed to, whether they're Catholic, Protestant or Eastern Orthodox."

"In interviews with media organizations, Phipps denied the divinity of Christ, denied the reality of the resurrection as a historical fact, and said he was unclear "The historic Church says there are such realities, which are crucially important to human life," said Stackhouse, a former president of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association."

The wholesale backsliding of Christian denominations during the past 30 years, and especially the over the last decade, signal the sad state of affairs in the Christian Church at this very crucial moment in history, the turn of the century and the millennium!

A very sad commentary on the Church is found in Christ's message to the Church where He states:

"And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see." (Revelation 3:14-18)

Again He said, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits...

"A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

"...Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven...And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." (Matt. 7:15-23)

Jesus asked a very pertinent question: "...Nevertheless. When the son of man cometh will He find faith on the earth?" The answer is "not very much"! That is why He stated, "Strive to enter in at the straight gate, for many, I say unto you will seek to enter and shall not be able". (Luke 13:24)

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." (Matthew 7:13-14)

HOW MUST WE PREPARE FOR THE END TIMES

What must we do to prepare for the things to come as the end times grow closer?  How will we know for sure that we are ready for the soon return of Jesus Christ in the Second Coming?

Peter warned, "Make your calling and election sure..." (2 Peter 1:10) It behooves each one to do a reality check to be absolutely certain that you know Jesus Christ personally as your Lord & Saviour.

Remember that Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again from the dead for our justification. Only He has the power to save you because He is the Redeemer of the world.

Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me". (John 14:6) "I am the door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." (John 10:9-10)

The Bible says, "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" (1 Tim. 2:5) "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)

St. Paul declared, "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Phil. 2:5-11)

Jesus Christ invites us to receive Him as personal Saviour and Lord with the promise: "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matt. 11:28) And, "All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." (John 6:37)

We are warned: "But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup." (1 Corinthians 11:28)   Amen.


 hopeless and defeated? Is there hope beyond defeat? How to have faith & hope when you feel hopeless. The Gospel of Christ offers hope,mercy. Jesus Christ offers forgiveness, mercy, hope.  Bible Scriptures on faith, hope, mercy, salvation, forgivenessHOPE & FAITH 
Rising From the Ashes
 of Defeat

by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

Hope & Faith, How to have hope when you feel hopeless. The Gospel of Christ offers hope & mercy. Is there hope beyond defeat? Jesus Christ offers forgiveness, mercy, hope for the hopeless.. Scriptures on faith, hope, mercyLEARNING FROM MISFORTUNE

"And he (Prodigal Son) arose, and came to his father.  But while he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him." (Luke 15:20)

Life is like a race, with winners and losers and plenty of obstacles and pitfalls, as well as rewards.

Hope & Faith, How to have hope when you feel hopeless. The Gospel of Christ offers hope & mercy. Is there hope beyond defeat? Jesus Christ offers forgiveness, mercy, hope for the hopeless.. Scriptures on faith, hope, mercyIT TAKES FAITH & HOPE TO WIN

Winning doesn't come easy.  It takes a lot of preparation, discipline and hard work, as well as faith in your own ability and those who work with you.  LOSING - often a bitter disappointment - doesn't need to be the end of a career, business or marriage.  It can be turned into a rich learning experience!

Life is made up of good and bad times with ups, downs and surprises.  Most everyone has gone through some hurtful experience like business failure, marriage breakup or the loss of a loved one.  Trials and testing, however, can be utilized to build our faith in God and strengthen ties with family and friends, rather than destroy and estrange us from one another!

 hopeless and defeated? Is there hope beyond defeat? How to have faith & hope when you feel hopeless. The Gospel of Christ offers hope,mercy. Jesus Christ offers forgiveness, mercy, hope.  Bible Scriptures on faith, hope, mercy, salvation, forgivenessTHE PRODIGAL SON:  A PICTURE OF SO MANY

Jesus' parable of the Prodigal Son has a message for us all, because of the inherent sinful nature, with which we were born.  It's important to know that we were all sinners by birth, by nature and by choice.   

The Bible says, "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him (Jesus Christ) the iniquity of us all." (Isaiah  53:6)  "All have sinned and come short (fallen) of the glory of God;" (Romans 3:23);  "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans  6:23); "As it is written, There is none that is righteous, no, no one." (Romans  3:10)

In Canada's humiliating Ben Johnson Olympic drug scandal, and the bribery scandals that continued for years within the Olympic leadership and the judges, we see a perfect example of the dilemma so many face.  Recently, the criminal activities of dishonest CEOs and accountants involved with the Environ, Worldcom and ImPlone scandals have sent the Corporate World into a serious tailspin.         

CAN ONE LEARN FROM MISTAKES?  IS THERE HOPE FOR CHANGING THINGS

How can one rise from the ashes of shame, disgrace, guilt and failure?  In other words, is there hope beyond defeat?  Does a person deserve another chance?  And what about God's unmerited favor?  Does not his 'prevenient grace', whereby He reached out to us long before we felt the need to reach out to Him, have significant meaning?  Of course it does !

 hopeless and defeated? Is there hope beyond defeat? How to have faith & hope when you feel hopeless. The Gospel of Christ offers hope,mercy. Jesus Christ offers forgiveness, mercy, hope.  Bible Scriptures on faith, hope, mercy, salvation, forgivenessTHE GOSPEL OF CHRIST OFFERS HOPE & MERCY

The gospel of Jesus Christ offers mercy, forgiveness and an opportunity to change.  Where would anyone of us be, without an opportunity to rewrite a failed test, break a bad habit, make amends for mistakes or repair broken relationships?

Everyone should be given another chance to right wrongs make amends and try again!  Those who have done the crime, however, must do the time!  Of course, there are those who cannot be allowed back into society because they are incorrigible rapists, pedophiles or murderers!         

They, however, also need an opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and be converted from a life of sin and changed through His death and resurrection.  We must never give up on anyone, regardless of how evil and wicked they are or have been!

St. Peter asked Jesus, how many times a day should he forgive someone who had wronged him and later repented.  Was seven times enough?  Jesus answered, Not seven times, but seventy time seven." (Matthew 18:22)

In dealing with our fellow man, it is easy to judge and hold grudges, but  like the old proverb says: "They that live in glass houses should not throw stones."

It is well to remember the words of Jesus from the 'Sermon on the Mount':  "They that are merciful will obtain mercy." (Matthew 5:7)  Again He said, "Judge not, that you be not judged.  For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged." (Matthew 7:1-2)

GOD'S HAND WAS ON CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

On Christopher Columbus'  historic voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, he crew rebelled, demanding that he turn back.  But, Columbus rallied the deck hands with his undaunted cries, "Sail on, sail on, sail on."

An amazing fact about Columbus and his times, adds even more suspense to his achievements.  Contrary to public belief, there is strong evidence that Columbus was a Spanish Jew whose family had settled in Genoa.

SAILS OF HOPE      

In his book, 'SAILS OF HOPE: The Secret Mission of Christopher Columbus', Simon Wiesenthal states that Columbus was not a Genoese's patriot, but that he fought with the Portuguese against Genoa in 1476.  He always wrote in Spanish and preferred the Spanish form of his name, Colon, rather than the Italian, Columbus.

It seemed less than coincidental that the year Columbus sailed to discover the new world (1492) was the year that all Jews were expelled from Spain.  According to his journals, however, Christopher Columbus relied on the Holy Scriptures and believed that the Lord led him on his voyage to the new land!

He wrote: "It was the Lord who put it in my mind.  I could feel His hand upon me, the fact that it would be possible to sail from Europe to the Indies.  All who heard of my project rejected it with laughter, ridiculing me.  But there is no question that the inspiration was from the Holy Spirit, because He comforted me with rays of marvelous inspiration from the Holy Scriptures."

Since his first name Christopher means 'bearer of Christ', Columbus was convinced that God had given him that name because he was called to take the gospel of Christ to the heathen he knew he would discover.

some of above taken from 'Christ for the Nations' newsletter~~

Hope & Faith, How to have hope when you feel hopeless. The Gospel of Christ offers hope & mercy. Is there hope beyond defeat? Jesus Christ offers forgiveness, mercy, hope for the hopeless.. Scriptures on faith, hope, mercyWINSTON CHURCHILL:   The Man Who Rallied Britain

On June 4, 1940 at the WSC House of Commons, when Europe was in grave danger due to the victories of Germany's well-oiled and superb Nazi War Machine, Winston Churchill gave a much heralded speech, rallying the British people and much of the world!

President Kennedy said of Churchill: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle."  It is not well known that Churchill battled a fear of 'public speaking'.  In 'Churchill and Oratory', Robert Courts states: "That this should be the case is, however, something of a paradox, for the man who has been hailed as the greatest speaker of modern times was anything but a natural orator.  He frankly admitted, 'For many years, I was unable to say anything....I  had not written out and committed to memory beforehand.'

Churchill suffered from a slight lisp and a voice that was not that of a classic orator: rather high pitched and weak in tone, he was not able to blast speeches at audiences the way Gladstone could.

"His inability to speak impromptu was a more serious problem.  His maiden speech took six weeks to prepare and was completely memorized.  However, after a horrific incident in 1904 where he forgot his speech entirely, he was never able to speak in public again, without copious notes.  Although Churchill was brilliant in conversation with small groups, he was so nervous speaking to large audiences that he had to resort to notes."

Here in part, is the great speech that stirred the free world.

"Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous states have fallen into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of NAZI rule, we shall not flag or fail.

We shall go on to the end;  We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans;  We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds; We shall fight in the fields, and in the streets;  We shall fight in the hills; We shall never surrender.

And even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the new world, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old."

He challenged his listeners with these powerful words: "I have nothing to offer you but blood...toil....tears...and sweat"  His famous speech at Harrow School in 1941 carried this powerful admonition:  "Never give in.  NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER....never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense."

England also got help from Almighty God, who miraculously provided 'fog cover' and stilled the rough waters of the English Channel, so that hundreds of thousands of allied soldiers - who were pinned down in Dunkirk - could get back to Britain.  Satan also inadvertently helped the allies, by hooking the German demagogue on occultism and clairvoyants who gave him dumb advice.  It was Hitler's insane pride and demonic recklessness that drove him to invade Russia, at the very time he could have conquered Britain.

Although Winston Churchill was one of England's greatest leaders, soldiers and politicians, we was primarily a writer and historian who won the Nobel Prize in literature and became a millionaire through the use of his pen.  He overcame a major problem, to deliver some of the greatest speeches the world has ever recorded.

DAVID FOUND FORGIVENESS

Kind David found forgiveness for his many sins, and so can you my dear friend.  He prayed: "Have mercy upon me....blot out my transgressions.  Wash me....cleanse me...purge me...create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit in me.  Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.  Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation...." (Psalms 51:1-12)

That answers some age old questions: "Can a failure make good?  Can a backslider come back?  Can a wicked sinner ever be saved?  Is God still reaching out to the unreachable, the unlovable and the incorrigible?"

The fact that the Holy Spirit was still with David, after he had committed adultery with Bathsheba and had he husband Uriah murdered, proved God's unfathomable grace and unspeakable love to us all.

Understanding his precarious position, David begged God for forgiveness and mercy: "Don't cast me away from Your presence, and don't take Your Holy Spirit from me."  God answered his prayer in compassion, love, mercy and grace.  And God will do the same for you, my friend.

St. Paul, who had dropped John Mark from his missionary work because he judged him undependable, later requested a visit from him and commended him for his contribution to the ministry. (Acts 15:37-40;  2 Timothy 4:11)  And the great Apostle writing to Philemon on behalf of the runaway slave Onesimus, appeals for mercy and forgiveness, on his behalf.

"I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, which in times pasts was to thee unprofitable, but not profitable for thee and me:  Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is mine own heart.  Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, especially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh and in the Lord?" (Philemon 1:10)

"But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.  For the love of money is the root of all evil which some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through was many sorrows."

St. Paul warns, "But thou, O man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.  Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art called......" (1 Timothy 6:10-12)"

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner; but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God."  (2 Timothy 1:7-8) 


The End times - Understanding the times and what to do. Pastor Max Solbrekken teaching, preaching, prayer requests and spiritual guidance. WHEN GOD CAME DOWN
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

In this little message, I would like to share with you some wonderful truths about the birth of our Saviour, including the reason and results of His coming and what this marvelous event means to us today.  I have entitled this message, "WHEN GOD CAME DOWN" - For truly it was a day in which God did come down upon the earth to redeem mankind.

The Bible declares that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Romans 1:3-4), that He who knew no sin became sin for us (2 Corinthians 5:21) and that He who was rich became poor, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Cor. 8:9).  Zacharias prophesied: "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He hath visited and redeemed His people". (Luke 1:68)

And what a visit and redemption that was: God's Son paying the sin debt that was against us, through His vicarious death for the entire race. John the Baptist would prepare the way for the Redeemer, who would shatter the darkness of sin, sickness, disease, fear and demon influence and bring peace to the earth. (Romans 3:23-26)

"Who His own Self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness; by Whose stripes we were healed. For we were as sheep going astray: but are now returned  unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls." (1 Peter 2: 24, 25)

"For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth: For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus: Who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time." (1 Timothy 2: 3-6)

LAMB SLAIN BEFORE WORLD'S CREATION

Before the foundation of the world, God prepared His Salvation to redeem mankind from the snare of Satan. Jesus was the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (Revelation 5:6).  The Redemption Plan was mapped out and decided upon even then.  Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was to be God's paschal Lamb, the burden-bearer, deliverer and Redeemer of lost humanity.

The Bible says, "For God so loved  the world  that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16). God gave His Son to die for us all and Jesus was willing to go.  God had prepared the 'Royal Visitation of Redemption'and when sin, hopelessness  and  spiritual darkness covered the earth, Jesus of Nazareth was born in Bethlehem.

God spread a ray of Heavenly Light into the world to bless humanity, destroy the power of Satan and to liberate mankind!  Satan's plan for domination of man was thwarted, upset and nullified because God shed His love and Grace toward His creation: "For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of ourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)

"But when the fulness of time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons." (Galatians  4:4-5).

PROPHETS FORETOLD MESSIAH'S COMING

For 4,000 years the prophets had been read to the people of God, declaring that God Almighty had promised a Messiah to deliver them.  No doubt every young Jewish girl secretly hoped that she would be the one that would be favoured by God to bear the Christ child, because the Scriptures stated: "Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign, Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Emmanuel." (Isaiah  7:14)

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given and the Government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6);

"But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto thee that is to be ruler in Israel, whose goings forth have been from old, from everlasting." (Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:23)

"And in the sixth month, the Angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary.  And the angel came in unto her, and said Hail thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee, blessed are thou among women.

And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.  And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favour with God.  And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

And He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest, and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David.  And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His Kingdom there shall be no end." (Luke 1:26-38)

MARY WAS A VIRGIN!

"Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as His mother Mary was espoused to Joseph before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her   husband being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

But while he thought on those things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call Him JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins." (Matthew 1:20, 21)

"Then said Mary, How shall this be since I know not a man?  And the angel answered and said unto her, the Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee, therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." (Luke 1:34, 35)

MARY NEEDED A PERSONAL SAVIOUR!

1. Mary received Jesus Christ as her Saviour: "My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour." (Luke 1:46, 47). This godly virgin recognized that she was a vessel that God would use to bring His Son into the world, through the process of incarnation, so He would  continue to be sinless. She confessed God's Son as her Lord and Saviour!

It was not difficult for her to confess Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour, because she had been informed by Gabriel of the eternal plan of God for Him. Here is her reaction to Gabriel's message: "And Mary said, Behold the handmaiden of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her." (Luke 1: 38)

It is important understand that Mary is NOT  the Mother of  God. She was the mother of the infant Jesus and given the privilege of bearing the Christ Child. God doesn't have a Mother. To worship Mary is idolatry and blasphemy. Those who teach that Jesus is a  ''Co-redemptrix'' or ''Mediatrix' with Jesus, are enemies of the cross sent by Satan to deceive and destroy souls!

2.  Mary was filled with the Holy Ghost: "These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brethren. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them  utterance." (Acts 1:14; 2:4)

Mary was one of the 120 who sought God for ten days in dedication and prayer, and were filled with the blessed Holy Spirit on the Day of  Pentecost. And, yes, Mary spoke in tongues and glorified God through Jesus Christ our Lord!

3.  Joseph knew her not until after the birth of Jesus: "Then Joseph, being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had  bidden him, and took unto him his wife and knew her not til she brought forth her first born son, and he called His Name Jesus." (Matthew 1:24, 25)

Mary lived a normal married life after the birth of Jesus and had several children by her husband Joseph.

4.  Mary had children by Joseph: "Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us? And they were offended at Him. Then one said unto Him, Behold, Thy mother and Thy brethren stand without, desiring to talk with Thee. But He answered  and said unto him that told Him, Who is My mother? And who are My brethren?

And He stretched forth His had hand toward His disciples, and said, Behold My mother and My brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of My Father, the same shall be My brother, and sister and mother." (Matthew 2:47-50)

5.  Jesus gave His mother away: As the eldest child in the family, it was His duty  to look after His  mother before His death. Since He was going to Heaven to sit on His Father's right hand, He no longer needed an earthly mother, so He officially gave His mother to John.

"Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus  therefore saw His mother, and the disciple standing by, whom He loved, He saith unto His mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith He to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple (John) took her unto his own house." (John 19: 25-27)

JESUS' BIRTH WAS SUPERNATURAL:

1. Jesus of Nazareth had a Miracle Birth:

He was born of a virgin, conceived by the Holy Ghost - humanly impossible but quite easy for God - because He is a Miracle God:

"In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. And the Word was MADE flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." (John 1:1,2,14)

2.  The Bible is a Miracle Book:

"As for God, His way is perfect: the Word of the Lord is tried: He is a buckler to all those that trust in Him." (Psalms 18:30); "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My Words shall not pass always." (Matthew 24:35)

"Knowing this first, that no  prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." (2 Peter 1:20, 21);

"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine for reproof, for correction in righteousness." (2 Corinthians 3:16)

3. We are Born Again by the Word of God  and the Holy Spirit:

"Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb and be born?  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit;  Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again." (John 3:3-7)

"Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever. But the Word of the Lord abideth forever. And this is the Word which by the Gospel is preached unto you." (1 Peter 1:23,25)

4. We are Redeemed by a miracle of God:

"Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things such as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and spot:

Who was verily foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you." (1 Peter1:18-20); "Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree,  that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by Whose stripes ye were healed." (1 Peter 2:24)

5. We are Baptized with the Holy Spirit:

We experience a Miracle when JESUS baptizes and fills us with the Holy Spirit of God. Our Heavenly Father fills us with Himself. He takes total control and speaks through us with new tongues giving glory, honour and praise unto Jesus Christ the Liberator of humanity and the Saviour of the world!

The prophet Isaiah foretold this great experience seven hundred and fifty years before it happened on the Day of Pentecost about 33 A .D. in an Upper Room in Jerusalem: "For with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak unto this people.  To whom He said, This is the rest whereby ye may cause the weary to rest and this the refreshing: yet they would not hear." (Isaiah 28:11,12)

"In the last day that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. He that believeth on Me, as Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." (John 7: 37, 38)

The Bible states: "For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but  be filled with the Spirit." (Eph. 5:9,18)

6. Miracles of healing emanate from God and are still happening:

God is a Miracle God and we are His people.  Our God has not changed His Word and will always keep His Word  as promised. The Holy Bible is filled with testimonies of His goodness and grace. There are many who have been healed by God's power and experienced a Miracle.

"Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up, and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him." (James 5: 14,15)

"And these Signs shall follow them that believe: In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpent; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay their hands upon the sick, and thy shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, He was received up int Heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the Word with signs following. Amen." (Mark 16:17-20).

To God be the Glory: I can testify for His Names' sake that I have seen hundreds of such great miracles through many years of preaching His Gospel! Hallelujah to the Lamb forever and ever!

7. Our walk is a walk of faith:

All who believe that He is Alive, know His ability to keep us from all evil and  constantly burning with the Holy Spirit's fire and doing exploits for Him by the power of His Name! There is nothing that can stop the Army of God marching in lockstep, destroying Satan's works and freeing his captives!

"And He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from Heaven. Behold, I  give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you." (Luke 10:19); 

"We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not, but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him NOT. And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness." (1 John 5: 18,19)

He has given us 'The Great Commission' a living, binding document, entailing our job description: Where we are to go? What are we to do? When are we to do it? How are we to do it? Why are to do it? We are to take His Gospel into all the world. We are to preach His Word  and minister in the power of His Spirit employing His gifts of Power to bring forgiveness, healing and  much blessing to all. Duty calls we Must Answer!

We must do it now because the Hour is late and Christ will soon Return. And  the enemy is working at top speed knowing that his time is short! He is a defeated foe and is employing millions of 'enemies of the Cross' but his death knell sounded when Jesus Christ cried, "It Is Finished". The word He spoke out was in Greek - Tetelestai - with three essential meanings: To finish something, bring something to an end; to fulfill something; to pay that which is owed!

Jesus Christ had finished His redemptive work. He had brought to an end Satan's power over mankind. He had fulfilled the Old Testaments Scriptures concerning the Jewish Messiah and He had paid the price in full for our salvation, forgiveness, healing and deliverance. We are now free for time and for eternity!

Everything about our Saviour was miraculous because He was still in the bosom of the Father. He  humbled Himself when left the Throne of Glory to be incarnated, God in human flesh so that He could atone for the sins of the world, past, present and future. He was God in human flesh, but He laid aside His Godhood so that He could be true God and True man His virgin birth!

Because He was sinless, death could not hold Him in Hades. He said, I lay down My life and I will take it again. No man could take it from Him, He voluntarily laid it down. When the time came to arise from the death, He simply rose from the dead. He freely gave it for mankind's salvation.  And He is alive forever more!

His life was a continuous miracle. He healed the sick, raised the dead, multiplied loaves and fishes, walked on the water, forgave sinners. (John 10:17-18).  His resurrection was a miracle (Acts 1:9). And when He returns in the clouds to receive us to Himself, it will be another miracle. (1 Thessalonians 4:16).  He is our Miracle God and we are His Miracle people, living by faith in the finished work of Calvary, found in His Holy and Divine Word!

THE ANGEL VISITS JOSEPH:

"Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise, when as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.  Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost." (Matthew 1:20); "Behold a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us." (Matthew 1:23)

When Joseph realized his wife-to-be was expecting a child, he was shocked and suspected, of course, unfaithfulness to purity and chastity from Mary, but as he thought along these lines, the Angel of God came unto him and revealed God's Divine Plan for the child which was to be born.

JESUS IS THE ONLY SAVIOUR:

Jesus Christ is the Only Saviour of the world.  No one else can save you from your sins. Buddha, Muhammed, Confucius, the Pope, were born as humans and have died as humans but Jesus Christ was born as Saviour and died as Saviour and when He arose, that crowned the Event of events, as He was declared to be the Son of God with power through the Resurrection (Romans 1:4).

Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life."  (John 14:6)  "I am the door, by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved." (John 10:9)  No one else can forgive sins but Jesus - The blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son, cleanses us from sin (1 John 1:7).  "Then said one unto Him, Lord, are there few that be saved?  And He said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate, for many I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able." (Luke 13:23-24)

"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." (Luke 13:28)  "There is no other name under Heaven given among men whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)  His Name is WONDERFUL - (Isaiah 9:6) Emmanuel, God with us, Wonderful, Counsellor, Prince of Peace, Mighty God.

JESUS WAS BORN KING:

As the wise men entered Jerusalem, they asked "Where is He that is born King - we have seen His star in the East and are come to worship Him."  (Matthew 2:1-2)  When Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth was born, she was born a Princess and became Queen.

Nearly every reigning Monarch has been born as a Prince and then become King years later but when Jesus was born, He was not born as a Prince - He was born King and he is still King today, greater than the kings of the earth and of His Kingdom there shall be no end. (Isaiah 9:7)

In Acts 17:7 Paul and Silas were preaching, the multitudes came together and charged Jason saying, These men preach that there is another King, one Jesus.  Paul preached it, that Jesus Christ is King.

He is the King of kings and Lord of lords.  Thomas, that man of doubt and unbelief, when He saw Jesus he fell down and cried out "My Lord and My God".  He wants to be your Saviour but also your Lord and Master and King - Supreme in your life.

In Rev. 19:11-16 we see Jesus riding on a white horse.  He is going out to destroy the Anti-Christ with the breath of His mouth.  On His thigh and vesture, which has been dipped in blood, a Name is written "The King of kings and Lord of lords".  Won't you let Him come in and be the ruler and King in your life?

Wise men today also seek for Jesus!  "Ye shall seek for me and find me when ye search for me with all your heart." (Jeremiah 29:13)  "The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God." (Psalms 14:1)  The Wise Men worshipped Him (Jesus), not His mother. (Matthew 2:11)

THE ANGEL'S VISIT TO THE SHEPHERDS:

How surprised and fearful the shepherds were when all of a sudden the Glory of God filled the hillside and the glory of the Lord shone round about them as the Angel of the Lord came upon them.  As they fell to the earth, the Angel said,

"Fear thou not, for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.  (Luke 2:8-18)

And this shall be a sign unto you, ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.  Many have wondered why God would send Angels to the shepherds.  It was because David was the shepherd king and Jesus Christ was born of the lineage of David and so the poor shepherds were the first to be told.  When someone has a baby, they quickly send their neighbours and friends announcement cards - but when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, God the Father sent Angels down to herald the birth of the Saviour.

And when the shepherds had found the Messiah as told by the angels, they went everywhere telling people about this wonderful happening.  When the artist paints the picture of the Saviour and His mother, they usually depict a halo around their heads.  The Scripture doesn't mention any halo, however, but the Swaddling Clothes were given as a sign, in which the Christ Child was wrapped, and the Manger.

NO ROOM IN THE INN:

There was no room in the Inn.  Jesus Christ, God's Son was born in a Stable (barn) in Bethlehem.  I often wondered why He was born in a stable and then I realized that that is where lambs are born and Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world (John 1:29).  

Today many people have no room for Him in their lives.  They have no room for Him in their hearts.  They have excluded the Son of God from the throne of their souls.  They have been too busy to think about Christianity - about God and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ.  Too busy with business, making money, along with the cares and pleasures of this world, with no time for Jesus.  

But Jesus stands and knocks at your heart's door - (Revelation 3:20), "Behold I stand at the door and knock, if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come into him, and will sup with him, and he with Me." 

Don't be so rude - He's been standing knocking on your heart's door for a long time.  Why don't you let Him come into your heart and set up His throne in your life.

HOW CAN WE BE BORN AGAIN?

What does Jesus' birth, death and resurrection mean to us today? And what do we have to do to receive the great blessings which His Redemptive work affords us: It means that God has given His best to bless humanity.  Jesus came to bring life, health and happiness.  He came to give peace and joy to those who would believe, here on this earth and Eternal Life for evermore. The Jewish nation rejected Him and turned Him over to the Roman Authorities for crucifixion.

Jesus of Nazareth died according to the plan and will of His Father, as God's Paschal Lamb bearing the sins of the  world, past, present and future. On the the third day He arose from the  dead, having met the righteous demands of divine justice in the Courts of Heaven, for the sins of mankind!

St. Peter stated: "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be saved. Ye  men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did in the midst of you, as ye  yourselves also know:

Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death; because it was not possible that He should be holden of it." (Acts 2: 21-24)

1. ADMIT THAT YOU ARE A SINNER: "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23); "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid upon Him the iniquity of us all." (Isaiah 23:6)

2. BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD: "“For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through might be saved." (John 3:16,17); " 

“He that believeth  the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on Him." (John 3:36)

3. REPENT OF YOUR SINS: "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon." (Isaiah 55:7); "Then said Peter unto them, Repent , and be baptized every one of you in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." ( Acts 2:38)

4. RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOUR: "For this is the record that  God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life: and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These have I written unto you that believe on the Name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." (1 John 5:11-13)

"Behold , I stand at the door, and knock; if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come into him, and will sup with him and he with Me." (Revelation 3:20)

5. CONFESS HIM BEFORE MEN: "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thy heart that Gd hath raised Him from the dead thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness: and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:9,10);

"Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: But he that denieth Me  before men shall be denied before the angels of God." (Luke 12:8, 9)

CHRIST JESUS: THE GIFT OF GOD!

"For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich." (2 Corinthians 8: 9); "Thanks be unto God for the unspeakable gift." (2 Corinthians 9: 25)

"In His great mercy and by His grace, God the Father of all mercies, has chosen the weak, base and foolish things of this world to confound the things that are mighty." (1 Corinthians 1:27). St. Paul wrote: "But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto wisdom, righteousness, and sanctification and redemption." (1 Corinthians 1:30)

Only by the grace of God have we been chosen to become partakers  of Christ's nature thereby making us  children of God, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. In His great mercy, kindness and love, He has made us 'accepted in the Beloved'. Not  only has He saved us from Satan's evil power and our own carnal and sinful ways, but He has given us through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, His  Wisdom, Righteousness, Sanctification and Redemption.

He has taken the foolish things of this world, like ourselves, and made us His very own sons.

We were redeemed  by His precious blood, from the curse of the Law, when Jesus became a curse for us. (Galatians 3:13)

WHY DID ALMIGHTY GOD DO THIS?

What was the purpose of Christ's Incarnation, miraculous Ministry, His meritorious, vicarious death on the CROSS, and His glorious resurrection from the dead? It was the out flowing of our Father's  great mercy, love, grace and goodness toward the Human race. His great heart of love planned and executed it all before the worlds were created. He would have a church, a people and family to love and cherish and to use as the expression of His mercy and grace!

Who can understand such love? No one is able to comprehend His greatness and the magnitude of His Grace. It is beyond our human power to assimilate or even imagine!

He wanted us! He called us! He forgave us! He saved us from our filthiness, pride and unrighteousness. He lifted us from the muck and mire, to sit with His Son Jesus Christ at His Heavenly Throne.

No wonder St. Paul says, "That no flesh should glory!" We have nothing to Gloat about. It was all His plan, His work and His goodness that gave us all this! Where would I be? Where would we all be without His MERCY? Lost in our sins, bound by chains of Lust, Greed and Pride - doomed forever in a lost eternity - filled with fear, agony and torment.

O' what a Saviour! O' what a Redeemer! O'' what a Blessedness, we have in Christ our Lord. To Him be all the honour, glory and praise forever and ever! Amen.


The End times - Understanding the times and what to do. Pastor Max Solbrekken teaching, preaching, prayer requests and spiritual guidance. END TIMES
Understanding the Times
 & What to do 
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken

"And the children of Issachar, which were men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment." (1 Chronicles 12:32)

WHERE ARE THE MEN AMONG US TODAY?

WHERE are the men among us today who understand the times and who know what we ought to do?  The ability to understand 'the times', is undoubtedly a rare ability.  And to know how to be proactive or reactive in each situation is equally important.  There is a natural ability which comes from genetic inheritance, experience or observation!

Spiritual gifts & understanding, understanding and discerning the times, and what to do by Pastor Max Solbrekken, God gives some believers the gift of the Word of Wisdom and the word of KnowledgeGOD HAS GIVEN TO HIS BODY, WHICH IS THE CHURCH, 
NINE SUPERNATURAL GIFTS

There is also the  spiritual gifting  which comes directly from the Holy Spirit!  God has given to His body, the Church, nine supernatural spiritual gifts which include the unique 'Gift of the word of knowledge' and the 'Gift of the word of wisdom'.

"For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit." (1 Corinthians 12:8)  The 'gift of the word of knowledge' is the supernatural ability to know things that are not naturally known and the  'gift of the word of wisdom' is the supernatural ability to know how to act or react to that knowledge!

God has so equipped His Church with these safeguards and tools to not only protect it but to thrust it forward in its task of building His Kingdom!  Whether the ability to "understand the times" and to "know what to do" come to us through natural ability or supernatural gifts is immaterial.  The important thing is that we are apprised of the situation, our eyes are wide open and our minds are alert to know, see and do the right things!

I pray for each one reading these lines that our dear Lord will grant unto all the ability to "know Him who to know is life eternal" and the desire to walk with Him in truth, sincerity and humility, trusting only in His merits for time and eternity!

And that we may understand the times and know what to do in order to keep our families safe from the filth and gutter slime so prevalent in our disintegrating society.  To keep our children safe from this corrupt, wicked and perverted world? (2 John 1:1-9)

AWAKE THOU THAT SLEEPEST!

The Bible admonishes: "Wherefore He saith, Awake thou that sleepest and arise from the dead and Christ shall give thee light.  See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise;

"Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.  Wherefore be ye not unwise, but  UNDERSTANDING  what the will of God is.  And be not drunk with wine wherein in excess, but be filled with the Spirit." (Ephesians 5:14-18)

You may ask:  "Where are the Men?"  We have a real problem because we live in a society where many younger men have had no role model due to broken homes and absent Dads!  The rage these young men have developed, because of the ache in their hearts for a father, often surfaces against their wives and children!

And it is even worse in common-law arrangements, hopping from one relationship to another, leaving behind  bruised and hurting women and children, as well as  heart broken men!

Large numbers of families are hurting because of  stubborn foolish pride, self-centeredness, and demons of lust  let loose through immoral movies, alcohol, drug abuse and pornography!

I BLAME THE DEVIL!

I blame the Devil who has blinded the eyes of religious leaders who have been asleep at the switch and didn't see the approaching train filled with worldly pleasure, compromise and lethargy!  Some blame must also go to parents who have allowed their children to change the rules and call the shots!

St. Paul stated: "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost.  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believed not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, Who is the image of God, should shine unto them." (2 Corinthians 4:3,4)

I blame our Politicians who have listened to the voices of the crowd crying: "Give us the Murdered Barabbas" and "Crucify Jesus the Christ: We won't have Him to rule over us." (Matthew 27:20-26)

Amazingly, politicians are often allowed to pass laws that are unhealthy, immoral and ungodly and believe that they can go scot-free, that there are no further consequences!

A good example of this is the 'same-sex marriage' or as it has been aptly called 'man-on-man' marriage, which our former corrupt Government pushed through against the wishes of the majority of Canadians.  Do they think that they had the last word on that?  Do they think that they can get away with it?

Well, they won't!  It will come back to bite them in this life and the next!  One day every lawmaker, politician and judge that has contributed to the breakdown of society, destruction of marriages through perverted laws, knowingly releasing pedophiles and murderers into society to molest rape and kill, will stand before the greatest Judge of all to hear His verdict.

God's Word states: "For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all  ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness." (Romans 1:18)

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

It means to suppress the truth and hide it from the people, to cover it up or water it down.  It means to lie about the truth and promote the very opposite.  It means to substitute another agenda that is carnal, fleshly and untruthful.

St. Paul warned: "Because that when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God....but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  Professing themselves to be wise,  they became fools.  Wherefore GOD GAVE THEM UP to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves.  Who changed the truth of God into a lie...

"For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature.  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural  use of the woman, burned in their lust, one toward another...

"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a REPROBATE MIND, to do those things which are not convenient." (Romans 1:21-28)

STRONG WARNING:  "Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge." (Hebrews 13:4)

The Bible warns perverts:  And Jesus called a  little child  unto Him and set him in the midst of them.  And said, "Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and he were drowned in the depth of the sea." (Matthew 18:2, 3, 6)

THE GREAT DAY OF JUDGMENT!

Every philosopher, theologian and preacher  who suppresses the truth and perverts the teachings of Jesus Christ will have to stand before the Eternal Judge on the 'Day of Judgment'.  Unbelievers will appear at the Great White Throne presided over by our Lord Jesus Christ:

"And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the book were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

And the sea gave up the dead that were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them; and they were judged every man according to their works.  And death and Hell were cast into the lake of fire.  This is the second death.  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." (Revelation 20:11-15)

BELIEVERS AT  THE BEMA SEAT JUDGMENT

Believers in Christ will all appear at the  Bema Seat Judgment.  It is where followers of Jesus Christ will be judged for rewards or lack thereof depending on their works: Here are the words of Holy Scripture on this matter:

"Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of Him.    For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good of bad." (2 Corinthians 5:10)

The Bible commands believers to turn from sins that war against the soul and flee from the wrath to come, by abiding in Christ the sure rock of our salvation!  St. Paul admonishes the church thus: "If so be that ye have heard Him, and have been taught by Him, as the TRUTH is in Jesus:

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness."

"Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for ye are members one of another.  Neither give place to the devil." (Ephesians 4:21-27)

GIVING HEED TO GOD'S WORD!

"I beseech ye therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,  that ye present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service;.  And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God." (Romans 12:1, 2)

"Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed with so great a cloud of witnesses,  let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which both so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.  Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith;

"Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand at the throne of God." (Hebrews 12:1,2)

There are three things we must do: Consider Jesus: "Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest (Hebrews 3:1):  There is no-one like Him;  Saviour, Redeemer, Healer, Friend, God!  Look unto Jesus: "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of God (Hebrews 12:2):  Don't just look at Him but look unto Him for forgiveness, counsel, comfort and healing.  Go to Him with your needs and watch Him work in your life.

WE MUST FOLLOW JESUS!

We must Follow Jesus: "Let us go forth therefore unto Him without the camp, bearing His reproach.."(Hebrews 13:13).  Take up your cross and become His Disciple.  Serve Him and live for Him.  Look for His return! (Matthew 11:28)

You will then become like the Sons of Issachar who understood the times and knew what Israel had to do.

May God richly bless you as you draw near unto Him, for He has promised to draw near unto you! (James 4:8)  He will accept you when you call upon His name in sincerity and faith. (John 6:7)  Amen.


CHRIST THE HEALER GOSPEL CHURCH

December 22, 2017

Dear Friends in Christ,Christ the Healer Gospel Church, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan will be gifted to Pastor Terry and Sherry Severson, TORO Ministries on January 1, 2018.

For our friends in Saskatchewan, Donna and i will be ministering at Christ the Healer Gospel Church on December 31 (Sunday) at 10:30 am & 6:30 pm.

After more than 10 years in Saskatoon, we felt led of the Lord to invite Rev. Terry and Shelly Severson to take the reigns of leadership and build on what we started in Saskatoon on September 26, 2007.

On Monday, January 1, 2018 at 2:30 pm, we will have a special New Year's Rally where we will officially transfer (without charge) the property of Christ the Healer Gospel Church at 136 Ave F S, Saskatoon, SK to the TORO Ministries of Saskatchewan, in the precious name of our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Rev, Terry and Shelly Severson, TORO Ministires of Saskatchewan to take over Christ the Healer Gospel Church, Saskatoon, SaskatchewanThis move will give me the opportunity to pour myself into our Missionary work, publishing a number of books I have written and do more radio and TV work in order to reach a larger audience with Christ's Gospel.Max and Solbrekken Solbrekken

On October 26, 1991 (after 22 years) Donna and I turned over the large, beautiful Faith Cathedral church and property, located on 2.5 acres in Edmonton, Alberta, to Peoples Church, giving me the opportunity to reach multitudes for Christ all across the Soviet Union (Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Latvia), Sudan, Egypt, Uganda, Tanzania, Europe, Norway, Brazil and the Philippine Islands.Peoples Church Edmonton, AB, formerly Faith Cathedral

On April 13, 2005, I had the privilege of preaching to circa 300,000 people at a large Assembly of God Crusade at the Parquie Brasil, Paulina, SP, Brazil.

Today, People's Church, Edmonton is a strong Church with people from dozens of nations of the world.  Pastor Laurie and Iris have thanked us over the years for our amalgamation in 1991.

Thank you so much for your prayers and support over the years.  Our prayers are for God's blessings upon you and your family.

With much love in Jesus,

Pastor Max & Donna Solbrekken
2 Cor. 4:5/Hebrews 13:8


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This week we have had the privilege of talking with a legendary evangelist Dr. Max Solbrekken.  He held a series of meetings for the whole week in one of our meeting halls in Hokksund, Norway, and has prayed for people to be healed and delivered.

Max is 79 years old, he looks healthy and strong and is still traveling all over the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ just a she has done it for the last 50 years.

We asked Max to tell us how he got saved.

"I was born in Canada from a Norwegian Parents who love the Lord and were Christians."  They were not Pentecostals and had never heard of the work of the Holy Spirit.  One time my dad got very sick, and his sickness was identified to be an illness in his gall bladder.  He was admitted in a hospital and was waiting for a surgery.  While he was there, he heard a voice speaking to him in Norwegian that said to him, "Go home and listen to Oral Roberts on the Radio."

My Dad did not know that God could speak to him in that way, but still he decided to obey the voice as it was very convincing.  While he listened to the radio program he was completely healed and some time later while he was praying alone he got baptized in the Spirit.


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A REVIVAL
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

The Bible clearly outlines the sins of Israel, which at one time held a special relationship with God. In this article I compare Israel's backsliding to the Church of Jesus Christ's seemingly constant drift from our amazing spiritual beginning until the present!

In the same manner, I parallel the Fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden from purity, honesty and worship of their Creator to the corrupt, jaded and perverted world system of today!

God's Word states: "Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." (Proverbs 14:34 ); "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." (Psalms 33:12) 

According to these Scriptures, Canada is in a fallen state!

The Church is in desperate need of a genuine Holy Ghost, heaven-sent, apostolic revival of mammoth proportions! Without a visitation from God, the Church will not be able survive the awful onslaught of Satanic invention and intrigue!

The Evil One is working overtime to minimize, decimate and destroy the effectiveness of the Body of Christ around the world! He has employed many and varied agencies and emissaries to do his bidding ever since 'The Fall', which has caused great confusion and suffering to the Church.

The greatest problem suffered by the Body of Christ down though the centuries,  however, has been self - inflicted! Discord among brethren, jealousy, envy, backbiting, lust, greed, pride and control, have been some of the sins that have seriously hampered the sanctity and the growth of the Church!

Other major problems have been that of deception, laziness and indifference! Power hungry men have often been willing to compromise the Word of God, to maintain their position of prominence in society and authority in the Church.

What has been the result of these actions? A loss of real spiritual power, a vacuum of moral leadership in the Church and community, and a blurred   vision of the purpose and goals of  the Ministry. It has also generated a luke warmness toward the needs of the people, a lack of compassion to reach a lost world and a loss of  the Holy Spirit's fire in praise and worship.

Here are some key Scriptures that relate to our situation today and their ramifications as it applies to our individual lives and the Church body as a whole. In this message I seek to show the similarities that existed in various times in Israel's history of backsliding to what is happening in the Church presently.

1. NEHEMIAH 1:1-5

"The words of Nehemiah the son of Hach-a-liah. And it came to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in the palace, That Ha-na-ni, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I asked them concerning Jerusalem. And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.

"And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,  And said, I beseech Thee, O' Lord God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love Him and observe His commandments."

It seems clear to me that the report given to Hezekiah about the awful condition of Jerusalem - the City of God - and the sad plight of the inhabitants therein, closely resemble the plight of the Christian Church in many parts of the world today.

Jesus said: "I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." (Matthew 16: 18). It is true that  Jesus is building His Church and it is also true that the gates of hell cannot and will not prevail against it. During the time of Christ, City Hall (as we call it), where plans of war were hammered out,  was directly behind the gate, and consequently was referred to as the Gates of the City!  The words, 'the gates of hell', refer to the opinions, plans,  strategy and agenda of Satan. They cannot succeed in the long term! They will be defeated.

Our Lord gave us the Great Commission, which stated in part: "Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe: In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay their hands on the sick and they shall recover." (Mark 16:15, 18)

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We must ask ourselves the questions: "Are we fulfilling the Great Commission of our Lord, or are we just playing Church? Are we casting out devils, healing the sick, setting the captives free, and preaching the good news to those who haven't yet heard?

Even a casual reading of the Epistles teaches us how graciously, unselfishly and righteously God desires us to live, after receiving Jesus Christ as Lord. Do we love the Lord  with all our heart, soul and mind, and our neighbour as ourselves? Do we love others, as Christ loved us or do we hold onto grudges and un-forgiveness? It is difficult  to believe that we are not "missing the mark" in these areas.

The Lord's Prayer, which our Master taught His disciples to pray, states in part: "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." Have our lives helped to cause that to happen? Is His will being done in our earth (body) as well as on the earth? Are we a part of the solution or a part of the problem?

Hezekiah was confronted with a pitiful sight! The walls of Jerusalem were broken down and the gates had been burned with fire! And the remnant that were left in God's Holy City were in great affliction (poverty, despair, sickness) and reproach (persecuted, maligned, ridiculed). If we are honest with ourselves and God, we must admit that this is a picture of the Church world-wide.

Never before, has the Roman Catholic Church been so publicly disgraced and sued in the courts, because of the sick homosexual practices of their pervert pedophile priests! And when you see Protestant denominations in the Western World caving in to the demands of homosexuals and lesbians for ordination and same-sex marriages for their clergy, doesn't it make you sick?

The first time I saw two men kissing on TV, I felt nauseated!  What a reproach. What an unnatural, disgusting image for little children to absorb!

The disastrous fall into almost comatose formalism, and a rejection of the Virgin birth of Christ, the Born Again experience and the Doctrine of Hell of many Protestant Churches makes one wonder how bad it can get. The only answer is a red-hot, Holy Spirit led revival of righteousness.

2.  Joel  1:9-14,  Joel 2:15

"The field is wasted, the land mourneth; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth. Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye wine dressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished.

"The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered:  because joy is withered away from the sons of men. Gird yourselves and lament ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.

"Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God, and cry unto the Lord. Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come."

I believe that there is a parallel  between the crises in the Church today, and the vision that the prophet Joel had of Israel facing the day of judgment, called in the Old testament, 'the Day of the Lord'! Using this Scripture as a pre-picture of the Church in the time of the end, allow me to share some pertinent and very important truths:

Why was Israel to asked to call a solemn assembly? Why must the priests lie all night in sackcloth, crying unto God? Why must all the inhabitants of the land fast, mourn, weep and repent? Judgment was coming! The terrible 'Day of the Lord' was about to take place, when the Almighty's wrath will fall upon the world at the very end of time.

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St. Peter wrote about it with great solemnity and warning: "But the day of the Lord shall come as  a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness?

"Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless, according to His promise,  look for  new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness."

"Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless." (2 Peter 3: 10, 14). Why should we call a solemn assembly and sanctify a fast? Why should the Church spend much, much more time in prayer?  Here are three reasons:

1. WE HAVE LOST THE HARVEST -  VERSE 11

For the Church,  the harvest is the youth of our nation! Our young people who have drifted away from the faith of their fathers and mothers! Young people who smoke marijuana, fornicate, drink alcoholic beverages and gamble at the casinos and video lottery terminals! Young people who are carnally minded and live only for pleasure, instead of being consecrated and dedicated to God and His program.

2. WE HAVE LOST THE JOY - VERSE 12

The reason that there is so little joy in the hearts of Christians is because we have lost the harvest. It is because we are not winning souls to Christ! The Bible says: "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." (Psalm 126: 5, 6).

I have never met an unhappy soul winner! People who witness for Christ and are engaged in Church and Missionary work are the happiest people that I have been privileged to meet, because they are involved with eternal souls. A soul winner's joy is sweet and his reward is great.

The Bible says: "And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever." (Daniel 12: 2, 3)

3.  THERE IS NO MEAT & DRINK OFFERING - VERSE 13

The priests and their families lived off  some of the offerings that were brought to the temple. People had stopped bringing in their offerings, so therefore there was very little for the ministering priests to live on. How can the Church survive when people lose interest, backslide, stop paying their tithes?

How can the work of God grow if people stop serving Him, and discontinue giving missionary offerings? Only a revival, an awakening, a visitation from God Almighty will shake us into action, so that our hearts will be right with Him and open to the call of God upon our lives. Let us call a solemn assembly and get people involved in fasting and praying for a genuine revival from Heaven.

3. HABAKKUK 3: 1, 2

"A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth. O Lord, I have heard Thy speech, and was afraid: O Lord, revive Thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy."

This is one of the most powerful Scriptures in the Bible, to convince the Church to call upon God for mercy, forgiveness and help! The prophet had  apparently been in prayer and God had spoken to him.  Prayer is a two-way street. It is important to let God speak to us during our times of seeking Him!  What God told the prophet shook him to the core, and made him afraid.

What did God tell Habakkuk? It seems that God must have given him a message, that impending  judgment was about to fall. Gripped by a holy reverence andr godly fear, the prophet cried out: 

"Instead of judgment, send a revival.  Revive Thy work O Lord, in the midst of the years. Don't let your cup of judgment get filled up! Rather make yourself known unto us NOW by forgiving our sins and showing mercy. And if You must judge us, in Your great wrath remember to be merciful!

4. JEREMIAH 2: 13 ;  6: 16

"For My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water. Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein."

There are some sad stories in the Bible of hardhearted people who refused to turn to the Lord, even after He called them repeatedly!  Here He speaks to Jeremiah - the weeping prophet - about His feelings regarding Israel , His chosen people! He asks: "Hath a nation changed their gods, which are no gods? but My people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit." (v. 11).

He indicts Israel on two counts:  Forsaking Him, the fountain of living water and exchanging Him for counterfeits - broken cisterns which can hold no water.

Then, He challenges them to take a good hard look at all the alternatives: "Stand at the crossroads of life and have a good look at the alternatives. Then, return to the good ways and walk in them." What does He offer? Peace and rest for our souls! yet, there are many who enter the wide gate and take the  broad road which leads to death and destruction.

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Here is the KEY to revival: "If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (2 Chron. 7: 14).

There are four things that God's people must do in order for the Almighty to rend the heavens and come down in Revival Power in our midst!

First, we must humble ourselves, getting rid of the sin of pride. Second, we must begin to pray earnestly for His intervention. Third, we must seek His face in protracted times of intimate fellowship with our Heavenly Father! We must get close enough so that we can walk with Him like Enoch, Abraham and Moses! And Four, we must "lay aside every weight and the sin which doth so easily besets us" (Heb.12: 1, 2),  and turn from every wicked way.

5. MALACHI 1: 6 - 9; 3: 8 - 10

"A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a Father, where is Mine honour? and if I be a Master, where is My fear? saith the Lord of hosts unto you. O priests, that despise My name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised Thy name? Ye offer polluted bread upon Mine altar, and ye say, Wherein have we polluted Thee? In that ye say, The table of the Lord is contemptible.

"And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil" and if ye offer the lame and the blind, is it not evil? offer it now to thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the Lord of hosts. And now, I pray you, beseech God that He will be gracious unto us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your person saith the Lord of hosts.

God was displeased with the priests who were indifferent to their holy tasks in the temple. They were only going through the motions instead of  reverently ministering to the Lord! Are we also guilty of only going through the motions without real conviction and love for our Lord?

May God help us to give Him our very best, instead of the cull, the left - overs in our life. He is not content to play second fiddle or be the fifth wheel. He wants to be NUMBER ONE in our heart and life! Let us give Jesus Christ centre stage.

In verse 11 through 14, we read: "For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same MY name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense  shall be offered unto My name, and a pure offering: for My name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts."

What were they doing? They were offering animals that were blind and lame and sick unto the eternal God! He asks: "Should I accept this of your hand? saith the Lord. But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the Lord of hosts, and My name is dreadful among the heathen."

A SIN AND A SHAME!

It is scandalous when you consider the very little we give to God and His cause in the so-called Christian nations, relative to what we spend on cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, pornography, gambling and amusement. It is a Sin and a Shame! We spend more money on chewing gum in our respective countries than we give to Almighty God. That has to change.

In Chapter 3, we read: "Will a man rob God? yet ye have robbed Me.  But ye say, Wherein have we robbed Thee. In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed Me, even this whole nation.

"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in Mine house, and PROVE ME now herewith saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there will not be room enough to receive it.

And I will REBUKE THE DEVOURER for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts."

Upon the authority of God's Word, I declare that you will never sorry if you give God His share in tithes and offerings. He is no man's debtor and He will prosper and bless you as He has promised. His Word cannot fail and He will not fail you.

Isaiah's life was changed when he had a vision of God in the temple. He became one of the greatest Prophets of all times! He cried out: "Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear." (Isaiah 59: 1,2)

Here he gives us the key to forgiveness and peace: "Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon." (Isaiah 55: 6, 7)

6. REVELATION 3: 14 - 20

"And unto the angel of the church of the La-od-i-ce'ans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot; I would that thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of My mouth.

 "Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. I counsel thee to buy of Me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear, and anoint thine eyes with eye salve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be  zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me."

The La-od-i-ce'an Church had drifted  so far from the truth that Jesus is standing on the outside seeking entrance to His OWN CHURCH. How very, very sad! He wants us to be red hot for Him and His Gospel. Please make room for Jesus Christ in your heart and life today! Only then, do we really begin living. In his great love and mercy, Jesus will wash away every sin and fill our hearts with contentment and contagious joy!

What a reproach in that Day, to be left on the outside, because you have left Him on the outside of your life! He urges, "Behold, I stand at the Door and knock, if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him,  and will sup with him and he with Me.

"To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, ans am set down with My Father in His throne." (Revelation 3: 20,21)

7. JONAH 1:1-6

"Arise, go to Ninevah, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before Me. But Jonah rose up to flee from the presence of the Lord; and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.

But the Lord sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest  in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken. Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares  that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them.. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship, and he lay, and was fast asleep.

So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him. What meanest thou O sleeper? Arise, call upon thy God, if so be it that God will think upon us, that we perish not. And they said everyone to his fellow, Come, and let us cast  lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.

Then said they unto him, Tell us, we pray thee, for whose cause this evil is upon us; What is thine occupation? and whence comest thou? What is thy country? and of what people art thou?  And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the Lord, the God of Heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.

Then, were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him, Why hast thou done this? For the men knew that he had fled from the presence of God, because he had told them. Then said they unto him, what shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us: for the sea wrought and was tempestuous unto them.

Then said he, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you. Nevertheless, the men rowed hard to bring it to land.; but they could not; for the sea wrought and was tempestuous unto against them.

Wherefore they cried unto the Lord, and said, we beseech Thee O Lord, we beseech Thee, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for Thou  O Lord, hast done as it pleased Thee. So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea, and the sea ceased from her raging.

Then the men feared exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the Lord, and made vows. Now the Lord had prepared a GREAT FISH to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights."

What a wake-up call Jonah received from Almighty God and what tremendous measures He takes, so that a heathen city could hear God's voice and be saved. It was an unusual and awesome way to reach that entire city for Him.

WHEN GOD BECAME A MAN!

It pales, however, when one considers the Salvation plan that Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled through His Virgin birth, pure and righteous life, vicarious death and glorious resurrection. The Sovereignty of God demanded  punishment for sin and the CROSS provided the Final solution!

For a time, God overlooked or winked at our sins in His great mercy and kindness by allowing the sacrificing of innocent lambs, goats and bullocks (occasionally a red heifer) to suffice.

When the fullness of time had come, however, Almighty God our Heavenly Father, gave Himself in His Son to be the propitiation for our sins and those of the whole world. The word propitiation means the covering, satisfaction and the expiation. Jesus of Nazareth, true God from eternity and true man by His virgin birth, had to die so that He could cover us and remove our sins to SATISFY the Righteous Demands of Divine Justice.

While in the belly of the GREAT FISH, Jonah repented of his rebellion and disobedience. God forgave him and gave him another opportunity to reach the wicked city of Nineveh with God's message of repentance and judgment. Praise the Lord!

"And the Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry ground. And the Word of the Lord came unto Jonah the Second time, saying, Arise, go unto Nineveh that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee. So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the Word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days journey.

So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest one even to the least of them. For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes...

When God saw their works, that they turned from their Evil way; and God repented of the evil that He had said that He would do unto them, and He did did it not." (Job 2:10; Job 3:1-10)

The total repentance of the entire city of Nineveh moved Almighty God to change His mind about His judgment toward them. He freely forgave them all by extending His mercy toward them. Jonah's change of heart in obeying God's directive after a long and hard lesson, brought our Heavenly Father's great love into focus for all to see and experience.

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There are a number of lessons for us to learn from this ancient happening: First, God loves the heathen and will use every possible means to rescue them. Secondly, the work of a true 'Man of God' isn't a soft touch. It may involve tough times and very hard work. The importance is to be obedient to the Holy Spirit and answer 'yes' when He calls!

My prayer is that everyone of us will be willing to carry the message of Christ's salvation to our relatives, friends, neighbours and others as often as possible whenever possible to as many as possible, for as long as possible!

WILLIAM BOOTH and his wife Catherine founded the Salvation Army in 1865.  They chose as their slogan, 'Blood and Fire', referring to Jesus Christ's BLOOD shed for the remission of sins and the Fire referring to the FIRE of the Holy Spirit.  He stated, "The tendency of fire is to go out; watch the fire on the altar of your heart.  Anyone who has tended a fireplace, knows that it needs to be stirred up occasionally.

In 1892, William Booth wrote the well-known hymn, 'SEND THE FIRE'It is filled with Gospel truth, Biblical Doctrine and Great Commission Admonition.  You can sense the presence of God by reading the words, and the Holy Spirit burns when it is sung.

There is no-one as unhappy as a person who has been called of God to preach Christ's Gospel, but has stifled that call. For some people it will be too late to answer that call, but for others the Holy Spirit may still be calling for you to do His bidding. May He help you to answer that call. Amen.


DEAR FRIEND:  Please write with your prayer requests.  We will pray for you and I will write you back!  When you write, please ask for a free prayer cloth over which we have prayed with faith in Jesus' Name, for your deliverance and salvation.        - Pastor Max Solbrekken


What do I need to do to be saved? How can I be saved?  You must admit you are a sinnerWHAT MUST I DO TO 
BE SAVED?

Jesus said, "Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)

Yes, my dear friend, God is still in the business of setting men and women free from their sins, sorrows, heartbreaks, fears and troubles.  In this age of frustrations, nervous tensions and mental collapses, Jesus Christ is still granting peace to the troubled, joy to the discouraged, strength to the weary and healing to the sick!

How can I be saved?  You must admit you are a sinner, You must believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, you must repent of your sins, you must receive Jesus Christ as  your saviour, you must confess Jesus Christ as your Lord.  1 - YOU MUST ADMIT THAT YOU ARE A SINNER

The Bible says, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God". (Rom. 3:23) "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all." (Isaiah 53:6)

I have done terrible things. can Jesus still save me? Yes, Jesus can still save you. How can I be saved?  You must admit you are a sinner, You must believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, you must repent of your sins, you must receive Jesus Christ as  your saviour, you must confess Jesus Christ as your Lord.  2 - YOU MUST BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD

You MUST believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that Jesus died on the cross, was buried and rose again from the dead.

"That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already." (John 3:15,18) "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." (John 5:24)

What do I need to do to be saved? You must admit you are a sinner, You must believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, you must repent of your sins, you must receive Jesus Christ as  your saviour, you must confess Jesus Christ as your Lord.  3 - YOU MUST REPENT OF YOUR SINS

The Bible says, "except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." (Lu.13:3) "Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon". (Isaiah 55:7)

I have done terrible things. can Jesus still save me? Yes, Jesus can still save you. How can I be saved?  You must admit you are a sinner, You must believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, you must repent of your sins, you must receive Jesus Christ as  your saviour, you must confess Jesus Christ as your Lord.  4 - YOU MUST RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOUR

The Bible says: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life". (John 3:16)

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me." (Rev. 3:20) "He that hath the Son hath life: and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life." (1 John 5:12)

What do I need to do to be saved? How can I be saved?  You must admit you are a sinner, You must believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, you must repent of your sins, you must receive Jesus Christ as  your saviour, you must confess Jesus Christ as your Lord.  5 - YOU MUST CONFESS JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD

The Bible says: "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation". (Romans  10:9-10)

"Whosoever shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of man confess before the angels of God: But he that denieth Me before men shall be denied before the angels of God." (Luke 12:8, 9)


How do I invite Jesus Christ into my life? To invite Jesus into your life just Pray to God, a prayer - from your heart. Tell him that you are a sinner and you need to be forgiven. Tell Jesus that you believe he died for your sins. Tell him you want to change your life and turn away from sin. As Jesus into your heart.  Thats its - you are saved. Jesus now lives in your heart and you will become a new person with Jesus living in your heart. Salvation,salvation articles,salvation Bible scriptues verses, what is salvationHOW DO I INVITE 
JESUS CHRIST INTO MY LIFE?

Pray to God, a prayer - from your heart.  

Tell Him that you are a sinner and that you need forgiveness.  Tell him that you believe Jesus Christ died for your sins.  Tell him that you are willing to change, to turn away from sin.  Ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart and life and be your personal Saviour.

"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name." (John 1:12)

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17)

If you prayed and ask Jesus Christ into your heart - YOU HAVE NOW RECEIVED THE GIFT OF SALVATION - YOU HAVE BECOME A CHILD OF GOD.  God Bless You.


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Bible Scriptures verses on 
end times, last days, tribulation, Bible Prophecy
 (King James Version)

end times signs, end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, articlesDeuteronomy 4:30-35- (kjv) - When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;  

(For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it:

Did every people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?

Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?  Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the Lord he is God: there is none else beside him."

Bible scriptures verses on the last days, the end times, endtimes Bible prophecy, articlesJudges 10:14  - (kjv) - Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.

Matthew 13:21  - (kjv) - Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.

John 16:33  - (kjv) - "These things, I have spoken unto you that in me ye might have peace.  "In the world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world."

Romans 5:3-4  - (kjv) - And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also; know that tribulation worketh patience, And patience, experience; and experience, hope, And hope maketh not ashamed: because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Ephesians 3:13  - (kjv) - Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

end times signs, end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, articles2 Corinthians 1:4  - (kjv) - Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted by God.end times signs, end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, articles2 Corinthians 7:4  - (kjv) - Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

Revelation 7:14  - (kjv) - And I say unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

1 John 5:13  - (kjv) - These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

end times signs, end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, articlesMatthew 7:13  - (kjv) - Enter ye iin at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, that leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Bible scriptures verses on the last days, the end times, endtimes Bible prophecy, articlesJude 1:21  - (kjv) - Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

Hebrews 9:27 - (kjv) - And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

John 5:24  - (kjv) - Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

John 6:50  - (kjv) - This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

end times signs, end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, articlesMatthew 6:13  - (kjv) - And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.  Amen

Isaiah 57:15 - (kjv) - For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is] Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [that is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

2 Thessalonians 1:9  - (kjv) - Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

Philippians 1:23  - (kjv) - For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far  better:

Bible scriptures verses on the last days, the end times, endtimes Bible prophecy, articlesRomans 6:23  - (kjv) - For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

end times signs, end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, articlesGalatians 6:8 - (kjv) - For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Jeremiah 10:10  - (kjv) - But the LORD [is] the true God, he [is] the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.

Psalms 90:2  - (kjv) - Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou [art] God.

Psalms 72:17 - (kjv) - His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and [men] shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.

Psalms 41:13 - (kjv) - Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.

end times signs, end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, articlesMatthew 3:12 - Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

Matthew 5:3 - Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:8 - Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:12 - Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Bible scriptures verses on the last days, the end times, endtimes Bible prophecy, articlesMatthew 5:20 - For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 6:20 -  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.

end times signs, end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, articlesMatthew 8:11 - And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 13:30 - Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

 the end times, endtimes Bible prophecy, Bible scriptures verses on the last days,articlesMatthew 13:43 - Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.  Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Matthew 13:49 -  So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just.

Matthew 18:10 - Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones: for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

 end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, last days signs & articlesMatthew 19:21 - Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

Matthew 22:30 - For in the resurrection they neither marry; nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

Matthew 25:34 - Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

 the end times, endtimes Bible prophecy, Bible scriptures verses on the last days,articlesMatthew 25:46 - And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Luke 10:20 - Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you, but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Luke 12:8 - Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God.

Luke 12:32 - Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

 the end times, endtimes Bible prophecy, Bible scriptures verses on the last days,articlesLuke 12:33 - Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

 end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, last days signs & articlesLuke 15:6 - And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.

Luke 15:7 - I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

Luke 15:10 - Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

Luke 15:32 - It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again, and was lost, and is found.

Luke 16:22 - And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

Luke 20:34 - And Jesus answering said unto them, The child of this world marry, and are given in marriage:

 end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, last days signs & articlesLuke 20:35 - But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:

 the end times, endtimes Bible prophecy, Bible scriptures verses on the last days,articlesLuke 20:36 - Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

Luke 22:29 - And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;

Luke 22:30 - That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Luke 23:43 - And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

 end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, last days signs & articlesJohn 5:28 - Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

John 5:28 - And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

John 10:28 - And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

John 12:26 - If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

John 13:26 - Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goes thou?  Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.

 the end times, endtimes Bible prophecy, Bible scriptures verses on the last days,articlesJohn 14:2 - In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you.

John 14:3 - And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

John 17:22 - And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one.

 end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, last days signs & articlesJohn 17:24 - Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

Acts 7:55 - But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, look up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,

Acts 7:56 - And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

Romans 5:17 - For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.

 the end times, endtimes Bible prophecy, Bible scriptures verses on the last days,articles2 Corinthians 5:1 - For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

2 Corinthians 12:2 - I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell, or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.

 end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, last days signs & articles2 Corinthians 2:3 - And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)

2 Corinthians 2:4 - How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

Ephesians 1:18 - The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

Colossians 1:5 - For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven; whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

Colossians 1:6 - Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth.

 the end times, endtimes Bible prophecy, Bible scriptures verses on the last days,articlesColossians 1:12 - Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.

Colossians 3:4 - When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

 end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, last days signs & articles1 Thessalonians 2:12 - That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

1 Thessalonians 4:17 - Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

11 Thessalonians 1:7 -  And to you who are troubled rest with us,  when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels.

11 Thessalonians 2:14 - Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 the end times, endtimes Bible prophecy, Bible scriptures verses on the last days,articlesHebrews 10:34 - For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.

 end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, last days signs & articlesHebrews 11:10 - For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

Hebrews 11:16 - But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly : wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

Hebrews 12:22 - 24 - But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels.  To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,  And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

Hebrews 12:28 - Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably: with reverence and godly fear.

 end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, last days signs & articlesHebrews 13:14 - For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

1 Peter 1:4 - To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled; and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

2 Peter 1:11 - For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 3:13 - Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

Revelation 2:7 - He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

 end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, last days signs & articlesRevelation 3:21 - To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

 the end times, endtimes Bible prophecy, Bible scriptures verses on the last days,articlesRevelation 4:4 - And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment, and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

Revelation 5:9 - And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.

Revelation 7:9 - After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands.

 end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, last days signs & articlesRevelation 7:13-17 - And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?  And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest.  And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.  Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.  They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.  For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

Revelation 14:1-3 - And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.  And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:  And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

Revelation 15:2 - And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

 the end times, endtimes Bible prophecy, Bible scriptures verses on the last days,articlesRevelation 21:1-5 - And I saw a  new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.  And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

 end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, last days signs & articlesRevelation 21:9 - And there came unto me one  of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.

Revelation 21:10 - And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.

Revelation 21:11 - Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

Revelation 21:18 - And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

Revelation 21:19 - And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones.  The first foundation was jasper, the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcadony: the fourth, an emerald:

Revelation 21:21 - And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

 end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, last days signs & articlesRevelation 21:22 - And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

 the last days, endtimes Bible prophecy, Bible scriptures verses on the last days,articlesRevelation 21:23 - And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

Revelation 21:24 - And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

Revelation 21:35 - And the gates of it shall nto be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

Revelation 21:27 - And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Revelation 22:1 - And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

 end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, last days signs & articlesRevelation 21:2 - In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manners of fruit, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree where for the healing of the nations.

 the last days, endtimes Bible prophecy, Bible scriptures verses on the last days,articlesRevelation 21:3 - And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

Revelation 21:4 - And they shall see his face, and his name shall be in their foreheads.

Revelation 21:5 - And thee shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

OLD TESTAMENT (King James Version)

11 Kings 2:11 - And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

 end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, last days signs & articlesJob 3:17 - There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.

Psalms 16:11 - Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Psalms 17:15 - As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

Psalms 23:6 - Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

 the last days, endtimes Bible prophecy, Bible scriptures verses on the last days,articlesPsalms 24:3 - Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place.

Psalms 24:7 - Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.

 end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, last days signs & articlesPsalms 73:24 - Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

Isaiah 33:17 - Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.

 the last days, endtimes Bible prophecy, Bible scriptures verses on the last days,articlesIsaiah 49:9 - That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves.  They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.

Isaiah 49:10 - They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat no sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.

Daniel 12:3 - And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

last days signs & articles, end times Bible scriptures, end times Bible prophecy, Malachi 3:17 - And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.


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