As a child, I’m sure many of you shared in this experience, when you did something wrong and one of your parents would give you the warning, “Just wait until we get home.” The time it would take, no matter how far you were away, the journey where you were till you got home was the most difficult of times. I will never forget the one time my mother told me to get “the belt” and wait for her downstairs. I obediently got the belt, retrieved the chair used for beatings, put them in place and waited. I don’t recall seeing my brothers at any time after not wanting to be witnesses to the execution of their elder brother. I stayed in the living room, waiting and waiting and curiously concerned about any movement I heard from upstairs, waiting for the time when my mother would make good on her threat. It began in the early evening, soon, it was dark. I don’t remember when, but eventually I made way to bed and went to sleep. Of course, I didn’t inquire about the matter until many years later, when I was grown!
The point being, sometimes what we fear the most has already been accomplished. Sometimes what we think is ahead of us is far behind, but the “not knowing” is what causes us concern, to act irresponsibly because our ignorance is what really need to be feared and not what is assured of occurring. You cannot prevent what will happen, but it does help to have an understanding of what it is.
In the realm of Christianity, so many wonderful and conscientious believers are fearful of events which are supposedly foretold “to” occur, and yet because of their misunderstanding and misapplication of Scripture, what they’re looking for, and afraid of, has already occurred! Many do not understand regarding the trumpets, most have already taken place, except one. Many do not understand regarding the seals, most have already taken place, except one. Let me give you a hint which will help you to understand: in order to understand prophecy, one must have a good understanding of history…and, in order to understand history, one must have a good understanding of prophecy!
I want to also make a bold statement, not an arrogant one, but a BOLD statement and support it by using Scripture.
“And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Rev 12:17 (KJV)
“And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Rev 19:10 (KJV)
The reason why many Christians cannot understand prophecy or get it correctly is because they are not of the “remnant” of Christ’s last day church. ONLY to this remnant would be given the “spirit of prophecy”, or the ability to interpret what was written, compare them with actual events to find resolution of what was questionable at first. In short, the remnant church of God will worship Him properly, as according to the “commandments of God (Ten Commandments)” and those who do not will not understand prophecy because they were NOT GIVEN the “spirit of prophecy”! There can be no other way.
Many churches are preaching “truth”, no doubt, but many haven’t a clue about what is considered “present” truth. For example, “Christ died for me on the cross.” This is truth, but it is not “present truth”. Present truth helps you to know IF you are one of the ones whose sins were forgiven by what Christ did, on the cross! Now, if you’re confused for a moment, let’s take it a step further: will there be people, Christians, who will be lost and will die? The answer is easily determined: “yes”. Therefore, what Christ did on the cross, they chose not to accept and must pay the penalty themselves. How do we know if our sins will be forgiven? Well, what is sin? Sin, is the transgression of God’s Law (Ten Commandments). So, if I pray for repentance and begin keeping God’s Law, therefore my sins are forgiven.
So, Bro. Roy, what about those who believe the Ten Commandments were done away at the cross? Answer: In their thinking, then there is no sin, because if there is no law, there cannot be sin. And if there is no sin, there was no need for Christ to have died for you, therefore, you will be one of those surprised in the last day when you learn what Christ did on the cross did not apply, to you, and you yourself must pay the penalty!
Scary, isn’t it? It should be. If your church doesn’t present and teach God’s Ten Commandments as binding—still, upon mankind, then you are not in the “remnant” church of God, and will not understand prophetic events and believe the lies about computer chips, secret rapture, 1,000 year reign of peace on Earth, and other such nonsense the Bible never mentioned.
I think it is time to know what is truth! Don’t you?
August 25, 2015