Friday, November 25, 2011

The Day of the Lord will "Come as a Thief"

Here’s a Biblical phrase in God’s holy Word that satanically-deceived, pre-tribulation rapture proponents misconstrue and then use to promote their erroneous and dangerous doctrine. They say, “See, Christ is “coming like a thief” which means he will secretly and silently snatch away millions of believers before the Antichrist arrives, and then Earth will continue on through another 7 years (or so) of the Great Tribulation period, until Christ comes back AGAIN at the very end.”  How anyone with a Bible ever believes this nonsense just amazes me.

Listen, a second-grader could read God’s Word and tell you precisely how and when Christ is coming.  For when Christ left this planet almost 2000 years ago, ascending into a cloud, two angels proclaimed: “… this same Jesus, which was taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner …” (Acts 1:11).  And only a little over a month earlier, Jesus had told his disciples: “Immediately AFTER the tribulation (Great Tribulation) of those days … they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together (rapture into the air) his elect (believers) from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other” (Matthew 24:29-31).  How could it not be any clearer?  Jesus Christ is coming back ONE time (not 2 more times!) in the clouds just like he left, at the sound of the last trumpet, gathering the believers into the air, at the VERY END of the Great Tribulation!  Simple. Crystal clear.  Elementary.

So what about this “coming as a thief” phrase?  What’s it about?  Friend, its meaning is easy to understand, too.  All it means is … for those people living in willful sin, meaning they have not repented or turned from their wicked ways — more specifically, they will be the millions and millions of people all over planet Earth who have the “mark of the beast” on their right hand or forehead to be able to buy and sell — Christ’s coming will be like a thief, because their souls will be PLUNDERED on that day!  In other words, they will LOSE (or have stolen from them) everything on that day, including their chance at obtaining eternal life, for their souls will be cast into hell.  It’s going to be excruciatingly terrible and painful for them.  They will have done to them exactly what happens to someone who is sleeping in a house at night, when a thief comes and steals everything they have.  Do you understand?  The Apostle Paul knew precisely the meaning of Christ’s “coming as a thief” phrase, when he wrote: “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night … but ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober” (I Thessalonians 5:2-6).  See, to those of us who are living righteously, Christ’s return will NOT be “like a thief” because NOTHING will be stolen (or taken) from us.  Rather, we will gain eternal life!  So again, it’s ONLY to those people living in darkness (willingly doing evil) that Christ’s return will be “like a thief”.

Do you understand now how this phrase “coming like a thief” has NOTHING to do with supporting a pretrib rapture theory?  It simply describes the spiritual nature of what Christ’s coming will be like to sinners on the day of his return.  Amazingly, to the embarrassment of pre-tribulation rapture proponents, a closer look at the use of this phrase “coming like a thief” in Scripture actually PROVES Christ's rapturous return will be at the VERY END of all things!  Listen to Peter: “But the day of the Lord will 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” (II Peter 3:10).  See, Christ’s “coming as a thief” phrase is used here to refer to the time at the very end of the Great Tribulation, when the surface of planet Earth, Antichrist, and all ungodly beast-marked people are about to be burned during Christ’s return, not 7 years (or so) before!  Additionally, in John’s book The Revelation we find the same evidence, for right before the seventh angel pours out its vial, which is the END of the Great Tribulation period, we read: “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame … And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done …” (The Revelation 16:15-17).  So please, please folks, don’t listen to Lucifer’s pre-tribulation rapture lies anymore, for he’s out to weaken your resolve to be faithful unto death, if need be, in the not-to-distant future!

Blessings in Christ Jesus,


Approximately 876 Weeks (Sabbaths) Remaining Till Christ's Return!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The 'Faith' Video

One of the most enlightening verses in the Bible helping to explain the true meaning behind the phrases “Faith (believing) in God” or “Faith (believing) in Jesus” was written by the Apostle Paul in his letter to the church at Galatia: “FAITH which WORKETH by LOVE” (Galatians 5:6).  Oh, how I long for people to understand this simple and powerful truth: If you do not love through your daily thoughts, words, and deeds … YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD! ... You have NO FAITH in Him! ... Nor do you believe in Jesus!  Listen, you need to understand "God IS love"; thus, it’s impossible to say you “believe in love (God)” when you don’t love.  Do you see?  And what are the thoughts, words, and deeds of love?  Friend, they are totally and completely encompassed in the 10 Love Commandments – e.g. you don’t steal, you give; you don’t murder (hate), you forgive; you don’t lie, you speak truth, and on and on with each of them.

So when you read in the Bible “we are saved (or will obtain eternal life) by our FAITH”, please understand what this means: It means your ‘daily deeds of love (keeping of the 10 Love Commandments)’ is what will save you, for that is YOUR duty in obtaining eternal life!  This is what Paul meant when he wrote: “fight the GOOD fight of FAITH, lay hold on eternal life” (I Timothy 6:12).  And this is also what he meant when he wrote: “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling" (Philippians 2:12).  If you understand this, you can then perfectly understand Jesus' answer when asked, “Good Master, what good thing shall I DO, that I may have eternal life?" (Matthew 19:16).  And he said, "if thou wilt enter into life, KEEP THE (10 LOVE) COMMANDMENTS" (Matthew 19:17).  See?  He was really just saying, “Prove you have faith in God, by your works of love!"

On November 18, 2010 (one year ago, yesterday) I uploaded a very poignant video explaining what it means to have soul-saving FAITH in God.  I hope you will find time to watch.

View video here: Faith (What does it mean to "Believe in Jesus")

In Christ’s love,


Approximately 877 Weeks (Sabbaths) Remaining Till Christ's Return!

Friday, November 11, 2011

The "Isaac" Video

Here’s another Bible story flaunting God’s AMAZING ability to know the future, and His desire to demonstrate IT in order to prove to mankind (His spirit children on Earth!) that He exists.  Comprehending the true prophetic meaning behind the Old Testament Bible stories should SKY-ROCKET your belief in the living, invisible Creator God.  And this then, should satiate your heart with a sobering understanding that YOU (and everyone whom ever lived!) WILL stand in front of Him one day and give account for the deeds (thoughts, words, and actions) you have done during your time living in this age of sin on Earth!  Thus, if you will have ANY wisdom inside your heart at all, you should reverently fear this AWESOME and MIGHTY God, and always strive (fighting the Good fight of faith) to do those things that are pleasing in His sight.

Well, there’s no need for me to rewrite the life of Isaac’s prophetic revelation in this blog, for on November 11, 2010 (exactly one year ago today) I finished creating, and uploaded to YouTube, the video “Isaac (A Prophetic Picture of Christ’s First Coming)”.  So without futher ado … please click the link below and enjoy!

"Isaac (A Prophetic Picture of Christ's First Coming)"

May your faith and love for God soar!


Approximately 878 Weeks (Sabbaths) Remaining Till Christ's Return!

Friday, November 4, 2011

All Things Work Together for Good (To Them that Love God)

In early May 2007, I read a Bible verse I knew for years.  But this time it jumped off the page and hit me like never before: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God” (Romans 8:28).  “ALL things,” I thought, “Really? ALL things?”  I was perplexed.  How could that possibly be?  Now realize, I knew exactly what God's Word taught concerning how one determines if someone “loves God” or not, for I knew Christ’s words: “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him” (John 14:21).  Subsequently, I understood completely that Paul’s verse was ONLY applicable to a person who truly proved they loved God by willingly and faithfully obeying His 10 love commandments.  And I knew I was in that category.  So it was right back to my puzzlement … “ALL things, REALLY!”  I just couldn’t shake it; days passed, and the stunning words wouldn’t leave my mind.

Then, Sunday May 6, 2007 arrived — the two year anniversary of my deceased dad's shadowed profile appearing on my refrigerator door.  After enjoying a wonderful Saturday Sabbath the day before, I was now out mowing grass in the evening on my riding mower.  All of a sudden ... wham! … clack, clack, clack … what?!!!  I had hit a tree root and severely bent and chipped my mower blades, which were now turned downward and plowing the ground.  “Ugghh,” I thought, "I wanted to get this yard work done before my strenuous Monday thru Friday carpentry week began."  Then it hit me, “Wait a minute! … Ah ha, God! … I got you!  You said ALL things work together for good to them that love you!  Well, no doubt, I love you ... and what's just happened is irritating and disappointing to me, so please tell me ... how are these broken mower blades working out for my good!”  You may laugh, but I was DEAD serious!  And little did I know … GOD KNEW IT TOO!

Well, it was too late in the evening for me to get new blades at Lowes — they closed early on Sundays — so I figured, “I’ll go tomorrow after work, get the blades, and finish mowing Monday night.”  Then I thought, “Oh wait, I'm almost out of cash, so I'll need to get money at an ATM first.”  Then I remembered, “My wallet is in my Toyota 4-Runner, and I always drive my old tattered Honda to work each day, so I need to get it and put it in my Honda for tomorrow.  (I know, I know … you should always keep your wallet with you, but my workplace was a retirement home about 4 miles from my apartment, and I only carried a few dollars for lunch each day.  I didn't use the Honda to go anywhere else.  Plus, I hate carrying a wallet in my pocket.  Therefore, I just left my wallet in my 4-Runner, which is the vehicle I drove everywhere else, and the only times I needed my wallet.)

Anyway, the next morning driving to work in my old Honda, I saw a cop standing on the road in a school zone, and he was violently pointing and motioning for me to pull over.  “Hmmm ... what have I done wrong?" I wondered.  He walked up to my window and firmly said, “Can I see your license, son?”  OH MY!!!!  RIGHT THEN IT HIT ME ... "IT'S A MIRACLE MY WALLET IS IN MY CAR!!!  IT'S ONLY THERE BECAUSE OF THE BROKEN MOWER BLADES!!!"  Satisfied, the cop calmly looked up from my license and said, “Alright son, this is a seat belt law stop.  And you don’t have your seat belt on.  So I’m going to write you a fine (it was only $10 dollars) and please use your seat belt in the future.”  Wow, I learned so much that day ... now my wallet is always in my vehicle, my seatbelt is always on, and NEVER, NEVER EVER do I question God about ANYTHING that happens in my life as to whether or not it is “working out for my good”.

Happy Sabbath, everyone,


Approximately 879 Weeks (Sabbaths) Remaining Till Christ's Return!