So, here we are in 2017 and situations have calmed down, and my mind is a little stronger because the LORD is my strength! Oh .. yeah .. and .. time is short... so I am compelled to share with you as long as I am able ..
Short for what? The time when Jesus calls his bride unto himself .. that time .. the time of OUR BLESSED HOPE .
Titus 2:13 "Looking for that BLESSED HOPE, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ."
Jeremiah 17:7 "Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is."
I Peter 1:3 "Blessed be the God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his .abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a LIVELY HOPE by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."
Jesus Christ and his glorious appearing is our blessed hope!
Our blessed hope is under violent attack. It is common all known that Biblical Christianity is under attack more so now that's in years past. All the 'morals' and 'values' once held dear are criticized at an astonishing rate. But for the sake of a godless peace and false unity, churches and so-called Christians are compromising and bowing to the ways of the spirit of antichrist. They are too in grossed in self preservation, promotion, and having little to no conflict, they will fight to hold on to the things of this world.
No longer are Christians taught that this world is tempral and that our treasure is in heaven where moth and rust can't destroy what the Lord has prepared for us. They all want to be spoiled brats and have the treasures of this world, now -- because they spoke it so -- because they think God still likes them even as they consume on their lusts. They don't want to die to self nor stop trying to save themselves. (I digress.)
Our hope, our looking to, is Jesus Christ himself. He alone can satisfy the longing heart.
Remember Hebrews 12:2 "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Well, of course, you may say...But do YOU look to Jesus your BLESSED HOPE? Or do you look to the gym? your essential oils? your coffee? your children? Or your money to bring you peace and satisfaction? Jesus said, "These things I have spoken unto you, that in ME ye might have peace. Iin this world you WILL have tribulation. But, be of good cheer! I have overcome the world." -John 16:11
Anyone who says you can work yourself out of tribulation or think and talk yourself out of tribulation is selling you something. (lies)
Let's look at I Corinthians 10:12-13. (Here's where you pick up your Bible and flip the pages .. don't have a Bible? Click here )
That's our blessed hope! Hold on for HOPE! And here's another verse: Luke 21:36 UIKEYINPUTDOWNARROW
As we begin our study of Revelation 1-4 (maybe thru 5), let's look at a few words and their definitions to strengthen our understanding.
Next, let's read --
- What did God do for Noah and Lot?
- Was it before? During? or After God's wrath was poured out?
- Were there any survivors of God's wrath?
Don't take someone else's opinion on the matter, ask the Holy Spirit to open YOUR understanding and give you what God has to say. John 16:13-14UIKEYINPUTDOWNARROW. Remember, its the Holy Spirit who reminds us of all that Jesus said. It is Jesus who is the WORD of God!! (Not man .. not pastor nor preacher)
With that, I'll let you get to studying...leave your comments and questions ..
LOOK UP our redemption draweth nigh!
We fly soon,