But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Matthew 24:36—42
First, let me make it very plain that I am not attempting to present you with a day that Jesus is coming back. Although all the indicators that the bible gives us to alert us of His return suggest to us that the time is near, I am not attempting to give a specific date.
However when you consider all the floods, natural wildfires, earthquakes and the rise of senseless violence in the land any intelligent being can see that something is going on. Then when you consider the lukewarmness that’s present in our churches today and most importantly the state of the nation of Israel, all of the indicators that Jesus speaks of suggests to us that the return of our Lord is soon and very soon.
God started preparing me to deliver this message about 10 years ago. The preparation process was not like anything I had ever experienced. If I shared the details with you of how God prepared me it would probably break your heart. So since I am not interested in hosting a pity party, neither is that the purpose of me writing you today I will just refer to it as The Preparation Process and spare you the details.
Although this Preparation Process was rough, it was necessary. Even though I had no physical pain, the emotional trauma I experienced during this time was suffocating. During this process my circle of family and friends that I associate with gradually shrunk down to about 18. This was very depressing because I use to be a social butterfly with hundreds of friends and family members that I associated with on a regular basis and now it was gone. Also I used to be an entrepreneur, communicating with clients every day and all of this ceased as well.
For 2-3 years I suffered from depression as a result of this. I do thank God for my wife, kids and a few extended family members. Despite of the apparent difficulties that they may have experienced, they remained supportive and that means a lot.
About a year ago God began revealing to me why I was going through all of this. God let me know that these things had to be in order for Him to get my undivided attention. God needed me to deliver a special message to His people and that message is, “THE KING IS COMING! THE KING IS COMING! THE KING IS COMING!”
Mainstream Christians are going about their business of living their lives and they don’t realize how close we are to the return of the Lord. I too had fallen asleep and didn’t realize how close we are, but God awakened me out of my slumber and has physically separated me to declare this message.
I do not have a “Holier Than Thou” attitude. I’ve already confessed that I too had fallen asleep just like the religious leaders of Jesus day when Jesus condemned them for commercializing the Faith. After overturning the tables and clearing out the Temple He reminded them that My Father’s house is to be called a house of prayer and you have turned it into a den of thieves.
We have turned our Houses of Worship into concert halls, entertainment centers, meeting places for non-religious events and fitness centers. And the pastors of these houses of worship seem to be completely oblivious to this travesty. They often send a message that they are trying to get more involved into the community or they are trying to be more aggressive in reaching the lost. So they claim that they are bringing glory to God.
However, the devil is a very cunning foe. He is no longer trying to make the masses to deny Christ, he tried that and he discovered that it was a lost cause. Christianity which was once perceived as a heretical religion, was once the least of all religions. Now it is considered to be the largest religion in the world. Therefore, the devil’s primary focus has switched from trying to get the masses to deny the existence of Christ to allowing them to acknowledge the existence of Christ outwardly, yet causing them to dishonor Him in their hearts.
It is like when a man and woman are joined together in Holy Matrimony they usually acknowledge and make a public declaration of their love for one another by the exchanging of rings. After the marriage ceremony if the groom or the bride does not strive to be faithful to one another by honoring their marriage vows, then what kind of love is that? An outward show of their love is important, but an embrace of that love in their hearts is even more important.
These days more and more people are declaring themselves to be Christians because it says that you have a relationship with God which is a good thing. However they are declaring to have a relationship with God without honoring the vows of that relationship.
I can remember a time when you said that you were a born again Christian it usually implied that you had surrendered your life to God and you were now striving each and every day to be pleasing unto Him and desiring to be made into His image.
Nowadays people can declare themselves to be Christian while continuing to live their lives the way they want to live it. The admonition that the Bible gives us in the book of Romans 12:1 is to present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God which is our reasonable service has become a thing of the past. Everyone is quick to cry, “Saved by Grace” “Ain’t Nobody Perfect” and “Don’t Judge Me.” They only look for ways of how Christianity can benefit them, as oppose to how they also can be a benefit to the ranks of Christianity.
We that are saved fully understand the condition of the unbeliever. The enemy of this world has gotten the unbeliever so consumed with the cares of this life that they can’t pull themselves away to believe in God. We pray for our unsaved loved ones and friends, that God will illuminate their hearts to believe on the Christ. However, even in their unbelief they do perceive that something monumental is about to happen. The educated unbelievers are crying “climate control.” The uneducated unbeliever is saying nothing is going to happen. Mainstream Christians are just trying to avoid talking about it all together.
So many preachers have become enamored with preaching self help messages or admonishing you to exercise your faith in God so that you may prosper and be successful. But I ask the question, “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and then lose his soul?”
The focus of the Faith has gradually centered on the attainment of things in this life causing men to have an insatiable desire for them. While the things of this life are only temporal, the things of God are eternal. In the heart of some men the things of God have taken a back seat to those things that will pass away.
However, the Lord has prepared me to deliver one message, “THE KING IS COMING!”
All church events, new literature, special days, TV broadcasts, online streaming, gospel music, Facebook lives, mission trips, devotions, sermons, seminars, fellowship dinners, youth programs, etc…..should be proclaiming this message. Preachers love to say that an event that they are hosting is going to be Epic. Well this is going to be greater than Epic. The one event that the whole earth has been waiting on, the official presentation and introduction of the Son of God as King of kings and Lord of lords!
Before the Preparation Process began in my life I did not differ much from other mainstream Christians. I had a genuine love for God, a living faith, a young family with hopes and dreams that I was working toward. I can remember on one occasion hearing a sermon about the return of Christ and at the end of the sermon I felt deflated. Deflated!? We are about to receive the earnest of our inheritance and I felt deflated? Although I believed that He was coming back, I just didn’t want it to happen before I realized all of my dreams here on earth. Notwithstanding, I never verbally said this, but it was in my heart, like it is in the heart of many in mainstream Christianity and this feeling is not of God.
Many in mainstream Christianity have gotten so accustom to carrying out the work of the church that they have failed to realize that one day the work will stop once all has been accomplished. Jesus Himself told us that the work of the Church (the spread of the Gospel) would come to an end once the Gospel has gone around the world. I read the other day that bibles are being circulated throughout North Korea, the country that has been cut off from the rest of the world. Grass root churches are popping up all over communist China. And in some Muslim countries people are actually risking their lives when they declare themselves to be Christian.
Although no one knows the exact hour or day, Jesus gave us a list of indicators that would alert us that the time is near. Friend please hear me, The return of Christ is upon us!
What is most alarming is those in mainstream Christianity don’t even want to hear that Jesus is coming back soon. They even seem to grow irritated whenever I mention it. To be honest that is why I haven’t done a blog post in awhile. However, I sincerely apologize to those of you who have enjoyed reading my blogs. I also apologize to God per I feel like I let him down in not writing and sharing my blogs on a consistent basis like I used to. With the help of God I will get back on schedule.
People of God pray this prayer every night:
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses (sins),
As we forgive them that trespass (sin) against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
May the grace of God continue to keep you in perfect peace. Even so, come Lord Jesus!