TIME OF TROUBLE
Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
SPOKE TO ME - WARN MY PEOPLE - THE END TIMES ARE NEAR
for a time of trouble
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 books 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 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."
CHURCH IS GOING TO EXPERIENCE 'A BAPTISM OF SUFFERING'
are presently standing on the
threshold of a New Day! The end times, a time when the Church of the
living God, the bride of Christ will soon be raptured.
rapture, the second coming of Jesus Christ is near. But even
sooner, the Church will go through a 'Baptism of suffering'! A
BAPTISM SUCH AS WE HAVE NEVER BELIEVED POSSIBLE IN NORTH AMERICA AND THE
WILL HAPPEN WHEN JESUS CHRIST RAPTURES THE CHURCH?
Jesus Christ the Lord raptures the Church in what is called 'The Second
Coming of Christ', we will then take our place with those who have
fought the battle and won, who have been diligent to the very end and
made it through victoriously; triumphing over evil, unrighteousness and
will come out of the "furnace of affliction" with not even the
smell of fire on our persons, the ropes of bondage burned off and a
testimony so powerful for our Lord God that no one will be able to
will then be a part of that glorious church without spot and
wrinkle that will be presented to our Heavenly Bridegroom by the Blessed
Holy Spirit, at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb when Jesus Christ returns
to rapture the church.
Bible says, "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". (Revelation 19:7)
other words, the bride was not ready until a certain point in time, when
she decided to prepare for the marriage ceremony.
LAODECIAN CHURCH IS NOT READY
warned concerning the Seventh and Final Church Age. The word, Laodecian,
means "The people rule or power to the people". How
indicative of the age in which we live! The Democratic process means
"government; by the people, of the people, and for the people".
Even the so-called Socialistic and Communistic regimes espouse the
doctrine of the proletariat, the Peoples' Republic, etc.
the Church, we also see people ruling: popes, cardinals, and archbishops,
ruling without the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is missing
in many Protestant churches are they are totally devoid of God's
blessings as the people rule - electing, hiring and firing pastors and
other church leaders in the democratic process.
ARE DEFINITELY LIVING IN THE END TIMES
are living in the end times, facing war, world conflict and distress and
are awaiting the second coming of Jesus in the Rapture.
warned the final Church Age with these words, "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
spew 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".
invitation, however, is always there. "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."
SPOKE TO ME - WARN MY PEOPLE THE END TIMES ARE NEAR - TO PREPARE FOR A
TIME OF TROUBLE
number of years ago, the Lord God spoke to my heart, "Warn My people to
prepare for a time of trouble", the beginning of the end times.
began to preach powerful sermons on end times, the rapture, the
second coming of Jesus and repentance. I preached powerful sermons
on faith, what to expect as the end times unfold such as the coming
judgments. I preached on the importance of being prepared and
balanced in the Christian walk. God gave me powerful sermons called
'Victory in Adversity'.
the message 'Victory in Adversity', I tell of the 3 times God gave me
powerful sermons - a message for Canada and just recently, the fourth
time, with the warning of 'End Times ~ Coming Troubles'.
first time God spoke to me with a message for the nation of Canada was in
July 1967. I shared it by printed page in "The Cry of His
Coming", and also over our national radio broadcast. The sermon
was called, "A SALUTE TO CANADA". Canada was celebrating
our 100th birthday as a nation and God showed me Canada as a great nation
with His rich blessings upon us. We were a nation of freedom, opportunity
and plenty, but that if we did not repent of our sins and humble
ourselves before God, we would lose our greatness, and much of God's
quoted the scripture, "RIGHTEOUSNESS EXALTETH A NATION, BUT SIN IS A
REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE." (Proverbs 14:34) Our magazine with
the Centennial Year Message "A Salute to Canada" was sent to
all the elected officials across Canada, civic officials (large cities),
provincial officials and national governments of our nation.
immediately received many kind letters from government officials thanking
me for the sermons. One person who responded very warmly and
enthusiastically was the Justice Minister of Canada, Pierre Elliott
years passed and the young Justice Minister became our 15th. Prime
Minister. Pierre Trudeau seemed to be leading the nation in a
dangerous leftward trend. Some of his policies that caused deep concern
were 1) abolition of capital punishment. 2) broadening of the Divorce
Laws. 3) legalizing homosexuality, lesbianism, & bestiality. 4)
legalizing abortion (not on demand). 5) seeking to legalize marijuana.
He then called an election.
SPOKE TO MY HEART TO BRING ANOTHER MESSAGE TO THE NATION. IT WAS
CALLED, 'MY MESSAGE TO PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU'.
sent the message "My message to Prime Minister Trudeau"
out in booklet form by the tens of thousands across Canada and other
countries. A copy of the booklet as well as a cassette tape was sent to
the mayor of every large town or city in Canada, the MLA in each
province, every member of Parliament and all heads of major nations
across the world, both free and Communist. A copy of the message was also
sent to the Queen of England, the Pope of Rome and the Archbishop of
received many complimentary and kind letters from leaders across the
world. Only one person however, refused the cassette and booklet. Prime
Minister Edward Heath of Great Britain, returned both with a covering
letter stating that he could not accept them.
was stunned that such a reaction should come from a Conservative PM of
so-called Protestant England.
conferred with my wife Donna and our office manager, Margaret Graham.
Sister Graham asked if I wanted her to prepare a letter to the Prime
Minister of England! I said, "NO, I will wait for a more
opportune time"! We didn't have to wait long. Within a few
months, Edward Heath called a snap election to increase his seats in
parliament and gain a majority. Everyone seemed to think that he would
win, but I KNEW DIFFERENTLY.
summoned Sister Graham into my office for a letter to Edward Heath. Here
is the substance of that letter (which I still have on file)
you refused and returned the cassette and booklet of the Gospel Message,
"My Message To Prime Minister Trudeau," you did not reject my
words or my letter, Mr. Prime Minister, you rejected the Word of God, the
Message of Jesus Christ and God's Warning to the Nations.
YOU WILL REPENT OF YOUR SINS, GOD WILL FORGIVE YOU. However, if you do
not repent and register this action in a letter to me, I know that you
will be the recipient of God's judgment for your actions. Furthermore, I
prophesy that you will not gain a majority in the forthcoming election,
but you will in fact lose the election and go into oblivion politically.
Your days of political power are numbered, Mr. Prime Minister.
Servant, Max Solbrekken
HEARD ME MAKE THE PUBLIC STATEMENT
began to make known what God had shown me. In our crusades and privately
as well, I shared the tremendous revelation of God's displeasure with
those who had rejected the message I had delivered as His servant, to
Government officials across the world.
declared publicly to thousands of people that God had revealed to me that
because the Prime Minister of Great Britain had rejected this message,
God had rejected him from being Prime Minister.
statement was that if Mr. Edward Heath did not lose that Election, they
would never hear me preach again.
IS HOW CERTAIN I WAS OF MY ABILITY TO HEAR THE HOLY SPIRIT - GOD'S VOICE.
said, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow
me." (John 10:27)
the election drew near, more and more people were reasonably sure that PM
Edward Heath would gain the majority he was seeking. During my crusade in
Trinidad, West Indies we heard the news of the Great Britain election.
Dennis White, who later became the Superintendent of the Pentecostal
Assemblies of the West Indies, was chauffeuring me around the Island.
I had just spoken at the West Indies School of Theology, where he
was president. I saw a small corner store and said, "Dennis, I
wish to purchase a paper; I want to see how badly Mr. Heath has
lost"! He replied, "Are you kidding, why would you make
such a statement"?
HEATH LOSES THE ELECTION IN GREAT BRITAIN
headlines screamed: "POLITICAL UPSET. IT'S A CLIFF HANGER;
IT'S A TIE." I said "Dennis, tomorrow,
we will read, "Edward Heath loses the Election"! It
happened exactly as I had stated! The date was February 28, 1974.
SERMON GOD GAVE ME - WHAT WAS IN THE MESSAGE?
the message God gave me was called, 'My Message to Prime Minister
Trudeau', it was directed at all government leaders instructing them
to repent of their sins and let God rule in their lives and in their
decisions as leaders.
wrote of King Nebuchadnezzar, who became proud of his accomplishments and
said, "Is not this Great Babylon, that I have built for the house
of the Kingdom, by the might of my power, and for the honor of my
majesty". (Daniel 4:30)
JUDGED KING NEBUCHADNEZZAR AND HE LOST HIS MIND.
seven years, the great king wandered about like an animal and ate grass
as an oxen until he acknowledged God. In the message, I told of KING
HEROD, who made an oration. They said, "It is the voice of a god
and not of a man". The scripture says, "He gave not God
the glory and God smote him until he died eaten of worms"! (Acts
Prophet Samuel entered Bethlehem, the City Elders trembled in fear of
God: "...And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and
said, Comest thou peaceably?" (Samuel 16:4)
Oh, how government
officials need to tremble before the servants of God again, in order to
bring back righteousness and sanity to the nations.
IS THE NATION WHOSE GOD IS THE LORD" (Psalms 33:12)
Paul spoke to KING AGRIPPA and challenged him with the glorious Gospel of
Jesus Christ. The scripture says that Agrippa cried out, "...Almost
thou persuadest me to be a Christian". (Acts 26:28) Again, when
Paul spoke to FELIX the Governor, he trembled because Paul spoke of "Righteousness,
temperance and judgment to come"! (Acts 24:25)
Bible says, "Righteousness exalteth a nation and sin is a
reproach to any people". (Proverbs 14:24) Again, God's Word
declares, "When the righteous are in authority, the people
rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn".
(Proverbs 29:2) "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord".
- IT'S TIME TO TURN AROUND
happened in the spring of 1978, in Kelowna, British Columbia. I was
awakened at 8:00 AM, the morning after a powerful meeting. The voice of
God had been speaking to my heart while I was sleeping. The message of
God was already in my mind, totally comprehendible and ready to deliver.
awakened with the words, "Canada Turn Around, Canada Turn Around,
CANADA COME BACK TO GOD," whirling around in my Spirit. So
powerful was this impression that I leaped out of bed, grabbed my Bible
and note paper, and wrote down the message which I knew God wanted me to
deliver across the nation and around the world.
turn around, come back to your senses! Come back to God and
righteousness, decency and reality.
began to preach sermons, declare and dispense this message of end times,
God, Rapture, Holy Spirit and repentance across the nation; in crusades,
by printed material, on television and radio. I must confess that the
impact of that crusade was stunted somewhat by two things.
WAS THAT MESSAGE THAT GOD GAVE ME TO DELIVER?
message was a warning from God's Word for everyone to repent of
their sins and begin to live Godly lives in the light of the scriptures
and to begin to seek God with great intensity, honesty, sincerity and
should know that we are living in the final stages of the last days, end
time of God's grace upon the earth and that our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ
is coming again real soon.
Bible says, "If My people, which are called by My name, shall
humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked
ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will
heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14)
PROMISES TO HEAR YOUR PRAYERS AND HEAL YOUR LAND IF YOU DO THESE
spells out directions for a Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, heaven sent revival!
Here is the recipe: If God's people will do four things, God promises to
hear our prayers and bring healing to our Land.
What are these four
things? Are they pinnacles of spiritual growth, never to be reached?
God would not ask us to do what we could not attain in the natural. He is
not unreasonable. The Bible says, "Come now, and let us reason
together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be
as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as
wool". (Isaiah 1:18)
CAN DO THESE FOUR THINGS:
3. Seek God's Face
4. Turn from our wicked ways
Bible says, "God resisteth the proud and giveth grace to the
YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD
must look to God for help - not to ourselves, government officials,
business leaders, educators or others. Jesus said, "Seek ye FIRST
the Kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you".
can and must HUMBLE ourselves and get rid of all dirty, filthy, sinful
pride as we reach out to love everyone regardless of skin color, racial
background, educational or social standing or financial worth.
the scriptural way to humble ourselves is to fast. We must realize that
we cannot save ourselves or heal the hearts of people in our strength.
God is our source. He is the Saviour & Deliverer.
us begin to PRAY to God on a regular basis as we praise Him for His love
and grace. God wants us to make our petitions known to Him FIRST
before we ask our fellowmen for help.
Asa was diseased in his feet and went to the physicians for help instead
of praying to the Lord. The Bible says, "Asa sought the help of
the physicians and died". (2 Chronicles 16:12) It is not
wrong to seek help of physicians so long as you have sought God first and
have laid out your petition to Him first.
is God who rules in the lives of men. Let us not forget that. That is why
St. Paul stated, "Pray without ceasing". (1
Thessalonians 5:17) What did he mean? Stay in an
attitude of prayer. Keep your lines of communication open between God and
GOD CAN HEAL OUR LAND
can and must pray and go even further. Let us SEEK GOD with all our
hearts. In order to seek God, we must walk close enough to Him to see His
face and feel His power,
seek God means to desire His presence. To want to be near Him and share
all our intimate and urgent needs with Him. And to spend time praising
and thanking Him for all His goodness to us.
God's grace, let us all TURN AWAY from the lusts of the flesh and the
sins of the spirit and conduct ourselves as true followers of Christ in
all humility and righteousness. We have His promise that when we, the
Church, have done these things, then God will hear our prayers and answer
in great demonstration of Holy Ghost power.
Bible says, "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteousness
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".
ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship
hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light
with darkness?" (2 Corinthians 6:14)
a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn
away." (2 Timothy 3:5)
YOUR FACE TO THE WALL
King Hezekiah became ill, the prophet came to him with a message, "...Thus
saith the Lord, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not
live". (2 Kings 20:1)
The scriptures tell us that King Hezekiah
turned his face to the wall and "wept sore" (v.3) as he
repented and asked for mercy. God heard his prayer and gave him an
additional fifteen years of life.
problem you may have, God is greater than all the power of the devil and
sin. He is greater than sickness, disease, fear and poverty! Praise God
solution comes when we turn our faces to the wall and ask Jesus to
intervene! His Word states, "And call upon Me in the day of
trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me".
high time to surrender to the Lord's Word and will. "...turn
yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your
abominations." (Ezekiel 14:6) "...and how ye turned to
God from idols to serve the living and True God." (1
Bible says, "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous
man his thoughts: and let him return (TURN) unto the Lord, and he will
have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon".
people had corrupted themselves with idol worship from the greatest to
the least. Only ELIJAH and a faithful silent group of 7,000 who had not
bowed their knees to Baal.
prophet Elijah was grieved in his heart and brought down God's judgment
upon that wicked nation in the form of a drought. After 3 1/2 years,
ELIJAH showed himself and COMMANDED all the false prophets to gather on
Mount Carmel for a showdown.
was his challenge, "...How long halt ye between two opinions? if
the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him".
Word says, "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)
- in His great wisdom and compassion - marveled at the foolishness of His
people. It's almost ludicrous that a man who knew God would forsake Him,
turn away from the true God and be deceived by the devil into worshipping
dead idols. This was the case with Solomon when he became old! (1 Kings
anyone could leave the Church, the Gospel and the goodness of God, with
it's fountain of living water and be turned to dumb idols, sinful
practices, lustful pleasures, greed and the doctrine of works, I WILL
NEVER KNOW! For these are no more than broken cisterns that can hold no
water, NO PEACE, NO JOY, NO FORGIVENESS, NO HEALING AND NO PROMISE OF
Bible says, "...In Thy presence is fullness of joy; at Thy right
hand there are pleasures for evermore". (Psalms 16:11)
answers to man's perplexing questions and the riddles of life, are found
only through Jesus Christ our Lord and in His Divinely Inspired and
Sacred Word, The Bible. On Christ the solid rock I stand, all
other ground is sinking sand."
MUST PREPARE OURSELVES FOR A TIME OF TROUBLE
are living in the End Times - The rapture of the church is near. A
large segment of the Christian community seems to be living under an
illusion that the rapture of the church will take place before anyone
tastes even a little bit of difficulty and tribulation.
ME SAY CLEARLY THAT THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE FALLACY AND UNSCRIPTURAL TEACHING
the onset however, let me clarify that I believe in a pre-tribulation
rapture and that the Church of Jesus Christ WILL NOT go through the Great
Tribulation, written of in the Book of Revelation. In fact, there
are three Tribulation Periods spoken of in the Bible.
FIRST TRIBULATION - The first tribulation began on the day of
Pentecost and the devil has been tribulating and persecuting the Church
ever since. The first tribulation period will conclude when the
last gentile is saved by the precious blood of Jesus Christ, and Jesus
Christ returns in the first stage of His coming.
SECOND TRIBULATION - The second tribulation is that period of seven
years known as "Jacob's Troubles" or "Daniels 70th
Week" and the second tribulation is also known as the "Great
Tribulation". The second tribulation will begin the moment
Christ's bride is taken away from this earth and will conclude just
before the beginning of "The Millennial Reign of Christ".
This will be a time when God out pours His wrath on the Ant-Christ and a
THIRD TRIBULATION - The third tribulation begins when the feet of
Jesus Christ stand on the Mount of Olives in the second stage of His
return. (Zechariah 14:4). The resurrected glorified Son of God and
Savior will then mount a white horse (Revelation 19:11) and ride out to
the Valley of Jehosophat, to conquer the Anti-Christ. This I refer
to as The Anti-Christ's Tribulation.
Christ will destroy the Anti-Christ with the breath his mouth.
Are we living in the
THE GREAT TRIBULATION?
Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
Bible states: "And
I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat upon him was
Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them
over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword (war), and with
hunger (famine), and with death (tsunamis, war, earthquakes, mudslides
etc), and with the beasts of the earth (ie: Mad Cow, Monkey Pox,
West Nile Virus, Sars.)" (Revelation 6:8)
ARE ARE EDGE WONDERING WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS
are afraid, people are nervous and anxious and full of fear. We are
living in a world that is suddenly not a safe place to be. We are
living in a world full of terrorism, wars, new frightening diseases and
viruses and startling weather disasters that are wiping out thousands of
people in seconds.
September 11 - the world changed. On September 11 - Satan was
rejoicing. On September 11 - Satan scored a victory. But I am
here to tell you that SATAN CAN BE DEFEATED.
- the world changed drastically on September 11. What was a
relatively safe, comfortable existence turned instantly into a world of
terror. The Islamic terrorist group al Qaeda and its leader Osama
bin Laden accomplished something very important on September 11.
The terrorists took away our freedom, the freedom to feel safe, the
freedom to feel secure.
September 11 was only the beginning. The world is dealing with
so many issues that its hard for people to cope.
world is literally falling apart. Our air is polluted, our water is
polluted, we are experiencing earthquakes, tidal waves, tsunamis is
places that are totally unexpected and at the greatest magnitudes ever
recorded. Global warming is threatening our very existence and the
new diseases & viruses we are seeing in animals and food products are
WILL BE NEXT IS THE QUESTION ON THE MINDS OF PEOPLE
whole creation, including the earth and all living creatures therein, the
cosmos and all universes that our Lord has created, are groaning and
travailing in pain and travail "together until now."
earth is "running down" as Science teaches it will. Man
has polluted the air, polluted the water and the earth. The earth
is polluting and destroying itself through earthquakes, tidal waves,
tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.
through solar storms, falling meteors, black holes, white holes and worm
holes is doing damage to the universe. Tornados, cyclones, tsunamis
and severe electrical storms cause great bodily harm and death to people
and animals, as well as destroying millions of acres of timber annually
through forest fire. The animals and wild life are themselves
polluters, spreading disease amongst themselves, as well as being
purveyors of many deadly diseases to the human population.
SARS, MAD COW DISEASE, WEST NILE VIRUS - LAST DAYS PRE-TRIBULATION BIBLE
these diseases and viruses the starting point of what is coming next
during the GREAT TRIBULATION ? I
believe that the outbreak of AIDS, SARS, Ebola virus, Lyme disease, Mad
Cow disease (BSE), Foot and Mouth disease (FDM), West Nile Virus, Hanta
Virus, Monkey Pox and the latent TB and drug resistant TB that is now
rampant (2 billion world wide) is surely Bible prophecy being fulfilled.
are also so many new viruses, bacteria and parasites spread by animals,
rodents and pests to human beings. Are these new viruses from
animals also a precursor to the awful things which will happen during the
VIRUSES APPEARING AT FASTER RATES, SCIENTISTS BELIEVE
headline that appeared (August 2003) in the Washington Post, must have
sent shock waves through the Medical Community and the general
population. From a theological perspective, the connection between
Biblical eschatology and the phenomenal parade of new emerging viruses
being passed from animals to humans, this new report is very significant.
the news diseases Sars, Mad Cow Disease, West Nile Virus, Bird flu and
many others biblical prophecies. Are these world disasters,
extreme weather changes, world disasters and mounting hatred, wars and
nations turning against nations world wide BIBLE PROPHECY coming to
Bible states: "And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name
that sat upon him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power
was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with
sword (war), and with hunger (famine), and with death
(tsunamis, war, earthquakes, mudslides etc), and with the beasts
of the earth (Mad Cow, Monkey Pox, West Nile Virus, Sars.")
a very long time Bible scholars were unable to understand this verse.
Everyone had serious questions about beasts being a source of so many
people dying. When S.A.R.S. struck the world with a vengeance a
few years ago, the meaning of the scripture became very evident.
St. John's prophecy was so absolutely clear!
BIBLE SCHOLARS CONVENTIONAL WISDOM WAS WRONG
prevalent though was that when famine came, the wild beasts from the
forests would enter the cities and towns and kill people for food.
Some translations of Revelation 6:8 placed the words 'wild beasts' in
their study notes.
we know how wrong that interpretation was. God's Word is
absolutely perfect! As a theologian who has studied the Holy Bible
scriptures for over 40 years I believe this to be pre-Tribulation more
and more as the truth in revealed through events that happen round about
my research, I found found that SARS, Lyme Disease, Foot & Mouth
disease, Mad Cow disease, Hanta virus, Monkey pox, Ebola virus, Aids and
West Nile Fever are diseases that have all come from animals (beasts) or
rodents and insects (pests).
warned: "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom
against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and PESTILENCES, and
earthquakes, in divers places." (Matthew 24:7).
Stein wrote: "It happens again and again. Strange and
frightening new infections seem to appear out of no where, such as Lyme
disease, Ebola and of course, AIDS. With Monkeypox coming on the
heels of Sars, which emerged not long after West Nile, it is a phenomenon
that seems to be happening at an accelerating rate.
agree that the trend is alarming and appears to be gathering speed.
In the coming years, they say, dangerous new pathogens emerging."
ARE SURROUNDED BY DEATH & DESTRUCTION - THE WORLD HAS BECOME
UNCERTAIN & FEARFUL
every hand, we see death and destruction. The Bible states that,
"the whole world lieth in wickedness." (1 John 5:19);
"And the world passeth away and the lust thereof, but he that doeth
the will of God abideth forever." (1 John 2:15-18)
they, but OURSELVES also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even
we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, that is to
say, the redemption (resurrection) of our body.
HARD AT WORK AND SATAN'S INFLUENCE IS PRESENT EVERYWHERE
FILTH & STENCH can be seen, heard and felt across the world.
His evil, unholy and corrupting influence is everywhere present; in
homes, communities and nations, as well as in academia, the government,
commerce, judicial systems and in the church.
truth is that the whole world lies in wickedness and Satan is the
"prince of the power of the air." Satan is the author of
the "spirit of disobedience" that pervades society today.
This "spirit of disobedience" is affecting millions of people
across the earth. (Ephesians 2:2, Ephesians 5:6, Colossians 3:6)
though we as Christians are filled with the Holy Spirit and have
fellowship with Jesus and each other, we live in a flesh and blood body.
We are constantly being bombarded with temptations. We have
Christ's promise of divine healing, but we are still subject to ageing
states that we groan inwardly because of our limitations and desire to be
clothed with a glorified body, knowing that one day we will be changed
and receive a glorified body similar to Christ's. The Bible says:
"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that
we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not,
because it knew Him not."
now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:
but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him, for we
shall see Him as He is." (1 John 3:1-2).
and corruption have been present on this earth and in the cosmos since
the terrible 'fall of man' in the Garden of Eden. Everything is
subject to the 'Second Law of Thermodynamics' - that of ageing,
deteriorating and corruption. There is no escaping it.
Everyone that is born dies eventually and will go back to the dust of the
earth. All great men and their empires, small or great will
deteriorate and go to ruin. Now the universe is running out of
steam and Bible Prophecy is being fulfilled and will continue to be
fulfilled as time goes on.
demanded: “…Whosever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For
whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his
life for My sake and the gospel’s the same shall save it.”
what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his
own soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of Me and of My words in
this adulterous and sinful generation, of him also shall the Son of Man
be ashamed, when He cometh in the glory of His Father with the holy
(Mark 8: 34–38).
Christ’s Victory and Satan’s
Defeat is our Liberty
time and eternity! Amen and Amen.
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