(This was first presented as “Encroachment of the world is inevitable,” and on Red Bubble as ‘A Bible Study for April 13th, 2012.’ I have made a few alterations to what was first posted… to keep it current and vital.)
What is it you expect of being a christian? Did you do this for God [being convinced by the word of God and convicted by The Holy Spirit] or for yourself [for an unrealized but promised abundance of blessing for those that might follow the word]? I can only hope you did from the realization of the sinful state of mankind… living without God. It is this knowledge, being found to be a filthy rag in God’s eyes, and unworthy of any of the fruits of the spirit- or promises of God [the covenants] for those He does recognize. To be recognized by God… one must first recognize God and their need for God in their life. To realize we [as sinners] have no life beyond the grave [not knowing God, without God knowing us] unless we come to realize we do need Him. It is His to choose who will be given life eternal! I believe He will only acknowledge those who have acknowledged Him [His own]… those people who have made the choice to believe He [Jesus] was God incarnate, God almighty Himself.
This world is pushing pluralism, the view all religions are equal, and this is not what the word of God agrees with. There is coming, swiftly [it’s already in place], a worldwide push for the importance of any faith to be recognized as a valid faith; whereby every faith except the christian faith will be OK to use. I do not say this to cause you worry… it comes from simple observation and recognition of things I’ve seen over the last eleven (11) years, and recent events. All of these things falling into place have first been prophesied to us in the word of God… this is where we find it all told to us first, and it is the only religion that has proof of prophecy [things proven to have already happened and happening just the way it was told us]… a telling of human history before it happened.
As to recent events, where even Tony Blair (by the means of his Faith Foundation… something sponsored by the UN and the CFR) and is repeating this same mantra as it conforms to this world view and opinion- please look here. This is the same philosophy the world is pushing on us… against and in opposition to the word of God, and it will escalate to turn into full blown persecution. When you see words like: global, globalization, and acronyms such as CFR (Council on Foreign Relations), UN (United Nations) or MDG (Millennium Development Goals)… one must understand it as a secular attempt to gain or steal ground which a believer of any faith holds as Holy… especially to our faith as christians. Please understand… you don’t ask for a plumber to fix a gas leak or a mechanic to bake a souffle. As it currently shows, the information listed here is through the CFR (and also under the faith foundation), and this one is through the UN (also under the auspices of the faith foundation). We have come to a veritable crossroad, one when seen for what it truly is… a means of having the appearance of: something helpful and good, dripping of human kindness, a waited for excursion of openness and cooperation (to offer the world a peaceful coexistence) but it is nothing more than a facade without the virtuous benefits of concern… a measure without love as the source. You and I know if it is done without love it is hollow… without sincere substance to sustain itself or the very ideals it purports to offer us (humanity as a whole). This is also something those of us in the in the U.S. have been insulated from for many years, to be for us as Thomas Paine once said,“These are the times that try men’s souls.”
Count it all as blessing… to be included with the group of believers that is to be the persecuted church. If there is nothing to want more than to find the truth of Jesus… living in your heart and very life… this is a trial that comes (know this in advance as per the word of God’s truth) and it is one that may not stop until our lives are over (here). Know this is why you must have: a personal relationship with Jesus (that He knows you and will give you His comfort), knowledge of what the future holds (what we will face) and the surety of our hope beyond this life (no matter what some will say will happen by guess or worried concern). A fight to the finish… one that requires the ‘full armor of God’ to be able to endure the ordeal so close at hand.
If you have not gone through purification: confessing your sins before God, asking for His forgiveness for your sins, accepting Him as your personal Savior and believing that Jesus Christ was God Himself… you run the risk of losing everything you value most- your very life and soul. The spirit is eternal and will live on long past the life expectancy of the mortal body it is housed in… but your choice today will determine where it will reside- with God or without Him. Away from God is agony and misery found and eternal (forever) but with God we shall be able to endure all things… for to know the hope of eternal life is our goal- so to is this knowledge of Him and our surety secured… precious and true.
As always, I would request that you pray first… prior to reading the scripture provided, that you might be granted a deeper understanding of God’s word and find the truth of God within your heart when it is over.
Matthew 7:13 KJV 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:
Judges 21:25 KJV In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
Proverbs 12:15 KJV The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
Deuteronomy 28:14 KJV And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
Deuteronomy 21:9 KJV So shalt thou put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.
Revelation 17:15 KJV And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
Romans 12:2 KJV 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.
Revelations 15:1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. 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. 3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. 4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest. 5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: 6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. 7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever. 8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.
Revelation 22:16-21 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. 20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
The world will be offered the temptation of their faith being equal… of peace and hope to be secured but it is and will be nothing more than a deception, a precursor to what madness and persecution lay beyond it. Prophecy speaks of the coming globalization; whereby the one world government will be pushed on us all, and there will be no more sovereignty of country to be recognized. These warnings come from the word of God… that you might know God for who He is, the one that knows beginning to end of our lives. I pray you will be determined to seek Him out, with a contrite heart, before it comes to Him seeking you out with His wrath. (D.V.)
Your Brother in Christ Jesus,