Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Time of the End’ Category

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: I Peter 3:19-20

It was almost two thousand years since Adam, and humanity had increased greatly, mainly because of the longevity of mankind at that time, and the virility of the species to reproduce at a very old age. In two thousand years there were many millions of people in the earth.

Adam and Eve’s son, Cain, did not only multiply in numbers, but in spirit. It was easier for man to follow his sinful nature and do evil than to do good, thus the multiplication of evil was very great. The nature of Satan (the adversary of God), and the nature of the destroyer, were bred into the human mind and heart, so that the solution of his problems consistently was based upon violence. Violence is like a cancer which multiplies itself, so the order of the world institutions was violence, and blood begets blood.

It is evident from scripture that the stigma of Satan was against this people, and that the violence in the earth, though it seemed to have engulfed all of humanity, was chiefly directed against the people of God. The evidence of this presents itself clearly when we notice that near the end of these two thousand years only eight righteous were left. They had been multiplying equally with the unrighteous, and the knowledge of God was disseminated among them equally, yet after two thousand years of geometric increase, they had dwindled down to only eight.

God, the Almighty, JHVH (Yaweh), by His own laws, cannot take away man’s free will choice, BUT He can take away the life of anyone who takes away the free will choice of others. This then was the crisis of the time and God’s righteous judgment of that moment. HE OFFERED SALVATION TO THE WORLD IN DEATH rather than allow life to be destroyed from the earth by violent men.

I would venture to say that millions of people from Adam to the flood to Jesus were delivered out of hell the day Jesus rose from the dead. It was not only the thief on the cross who was delivered from Paradise (hell) that day, but every human being who had died before Christ, who could accept Him as Saviour, was saved and lifted from hell to heaven. Their crisis was over. They had waited two thousand years for deliverance, and though the Deliverer had to go to hell to save them, He did. He purchased His ticket by taking the place of the sinner, and paid for it by His death. Those therefore who died in the Flood were given a second chance of salvation and all men before Christ had to meet Him and settle the question of accepting Him or rejecting Him.

It is important to understand therefore, that Jesus Christ stands at the crossroads of humanity; those before Him had to decide whether He is Christ and accept Him as their Saviour and those after Him must come to the same MOMENT OF CRISIS and make their decision about Christ. There is however one difference with the two sets of people. Those before him did not have His Blood (Life) and presence with them to prevent them from going to hell, so that any man who accepts Him as Saviour will not have to go there, for now (once you get there) there is no release. This is God’s preventative medicine.

The flood, therefore, was the first crisis of world-wide proportions which brought mankind to the brink of extinction. In summarizing this first CRISIS we must emphasize that the Almighty had to destroy mankind to save him from the satanic destruction of eternal hell. Man, by his violent ways, was about to change God’s plan for the earth and every time that this is about to happen, God must intervene and arrest the progress of sin.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, August 1987)

Thought for today: Jesus Christ stands at the crossroads of humanity; all men must come to the moment of crisis and settle the question of accepting Christ or rejecting Him.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Joel 3:9-14

The word CRISIS comes to me as being most appropriate to describe the time in which we live. Webster’s Dictionary defines crisis as, “The decisive state of things, or the point of time when an affair has reached its height, and must soon terminate or suffer a material change; turning point.”

The Greek word is “Krisis” from the root word “Krino”, which means “judgment, final decision”. This adds somewhat to the meaning from Webster’s. It somehow shows the purpose behind every crisis: the culmination of a matter, or the final act of a pantomime, the revelation of purpose.

The CRISIS of our end time is more like the convulsions of a dying animal, wherein every part of its body is being shaken by sporadic tremors. We ask ourselves, “WHY?” And God Himself has an answer from the word, since HE designed it and created us for this very hour.

Joel 3:9-14

3:9 “Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:

3:10 “Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

3:11 “Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.

3:12 “Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

3:13 “Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.

3:14 “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.”

Three times in the 6000 years of human history, the world has come to the brink of extinction through the evil of Satan and the wickedness of man. Twice the world had to be saved in crisis, and this the third time, it will be again saved by Divine intervention. Each time however, it has been different, and the stakes have been raised. This time it is at its highest, and the crisis is upon us with a finality that must settle the question of evil forever and the whole question of human existence. In our future devotionals we will look at these three periods of time and see if we can more accurately understand our situation.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, August 1987)

Thought for today: “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.”

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Psalm 91:9-10

I always used to wonder, “How can Brother Wilkerson give such words about destruction of New York and yet remain there?” Have you ever noticed it? He would give a word that New York was going to be destroyed; he saw the destruction going into New Jersey and yet he was sitting down right there in the middle of it. Why didn’t he move? But he finally gave us the reason – he believed God would put the shadow of His protection over certain people.

I remember one time a brother came to a certain place and prophesied over that place that it was a place of refuge. It means that the shadow of the Almighty will cover His people at midnight, in the darkness. But you must believe it! You may be sitting beside someone who is in the Holy Place or Holy of Holies while you are in the Outer Court. God said to leave the Holy Place and run for the Holy of Holies! That is why we sing “flee to the mountain top.” You could be sitting down beside someone in the Holy Place but if you are in the Outer Court, you will be wiped out and the person left sitting there.

I never forgot what happened to us in Nairobi, Kenya. We were there when the terrorists put a bomb in that government building and blew the whole building out. Only skeleton of it was left. But guess what? There was a desk that was left in the center of the room; everything else was gone only one desk sitting down there. That night we went to church and here comes this sister. She had a little scratch on her forehead. She was praising God because she had been sitting at her desk when the bomb blast killed everybody else around her; she was left alive. Amen.

I am saying that God is mighty to save. God is able, glorious, but guess what? You have to be in the Holy Place, you have to be in the Holy of Holies, the place of refuge. Do you know why? The place of refuge is obedience to the Spirit. If the Spirit of God tells you to run and you say, “Oh, no, I’ll sit down, God will take care of me,” then you are a goner; you are in the Outer Court. Do you understand? So then, the people who are righteous are not righteous because they are better than the other people who are not righteous. They are righteous because they are obeying God and the other person is not obeying God.

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, May 2009, pg. 26)

Thought for today: God is mighty to save but you have to be in the Holy Place, you have to be in the Holy of Holies, the place of refuge.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Leviticus 16:13

God Almighty is speaking to a people at this time as never before. And He is saying that we are to be the ENOCH people. We are to be the people who go through the veil. We must go through the veil! Before the priest could go through the veil in the Tabernacle, he had to make an offering. This offering was different than the one that he made out in the Outer Court. Out in the Outer Court, he killed the lamb, or the bull, he took the blood and put it in a basin. He carried the blood with him. However, in the Holy Place he was not going to kill anybody’s lamb, he was not going to kill any bull. He was going to offer himself. He was offering himself for Israel, for the sin of Israel, and for his own sins. When he went into that Holy of Holies, he had to go in PURE. He took the incense, which is a type of the soul. Do you know that when the incense burns, it leaves no residue? It leaves no ashes, nothing. He took the incense and said, “LORD GOD, for my sins, and for the sins of Israel.” He put it on the fire and the cloud went up. The Bible says that he had to wait until it covered the Mercy Seat, lest he died (Leviticus 16:13). If you went in there and the smoke didn’t cover the Mercy Seat, you were a dead man. The priest had to wait until that cloud went in and covered the Mercy Seat. Then he went in and made his offering before God.

Now, if you can understand all of that, you will understand that your soul must be offered as a sacrifice before God before you have the Enoch experience of walking through the veil. We are to walk through the veil and still remain here on Earth. God has ordained that a people will go through the veil and experience the resurrection life. We are to experience the resurrection life and still remain here on the earth. Do you understand? The resurrection life that I am talking about is that when men come to you and want to kill you, you will dare them. “Go ahead! Kill me!” The day will come when somebody will kill you. And three days after the person kills you, they will look you in the eye and say, “WHAT? DIDN’T I KILL YOU?” And you will say, “YES! But now I am alive for evermore.”

Jesus took away the keys of death and hell (Revelation 1:18). So therefore, His sons cannot go into death and hell anymore. We have ascended beyond death and hell. Hallelujah! This is the place where God is bringing us. Today, God is asking a company of people to come in!

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, December 2006, pg. 7-8)

Thought for today: Before you have the Enoch experience of walking through the veil, your soul must be offered as a sacrifice before God.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: 2 Peter 3:10-13

Many people say that God is going to burn up this earth and destroy this world and make a new world. Let us see what the Word of God is saying. First of all, is this world going to be destroyed? Psalm 104:5, “Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it SHOULD NOT BE REMOVED FOR EVER.” Psalm 78:69, “And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the EARTH WHICH HE HATH ESTABLISHED FOR EVER.” Isaiah 45:17, “But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an EVERLASTING SALVATION: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded WORLD WITHOUT END.” The same phrase is in Ephesians 3:21, “Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, WORLD WITHOUT END. Amen.” Ecclesiastes 1:4, “One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but THE EARTH ABIDETH FOR EVER.” With so many scriptures saying one thing we must believe it, if we have faith and belief in the Word of God. We must believe then that the earth is abiding forever. The earth will remain forever; it will not be destroyed.

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.” What are we talking about? The word “EARTH” has three basic meanings. The natural earth or terra firma is the ground on which we stand and is called “earth” in the Bible. Worldliness is also called “earth,” and Man is called “highest” earth. Proverbs 8:26, “While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.” This verse means to say that the lowest earth would be the ground outside. Next would be the vegetable kingdom, and the next would be humanity which God called “the highest part of the dust.”

In the face of all this Word that the earth will not pass away, we can only think of two other earths that will pass away: worldliness (earthiness) and the man. The man will be changed, and there will be a new creation man. In that light, look again at this verse. “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.”

Let us look at another scripture. In 2 Peter 3, Peter is speaking about the fire that will dissolve the earth, and he says in verses 10-13, “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. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.”

This Word means that the earth, now as it exists, and the heaven, now as it exists, are not pleasing to God. What heaven? We have to consider the word “HEAVEN” again, because there are also different realms of heaven. There is the invisible realm of heaven and the heaven within the human being wherein God dwells; for wherever God dwells, it is heaven. Now, this is the heaven that God does not like and God is not pleased with, because in this heaven does not dwell righteousness only, for both righteousness and sin seem to be dwelling in the same vessel. God said that this condition must “pass away,” and there is going to be great fire on earth, and it “shall melt with fervent heat,” and it “shall pass away with a great noise.” There will be “new heavens…wherein dwelleth righteousness” only.

For further proof of this understanding, we look at the third verse in Revelation chapter 21. “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.”

Where did I read this before? It seems to me that this is the great promise of God throughout the whole Bible. He says that at last it has come to pass – the Day of Atonement – “the tabernacle” – when God will tabernacle Himself within man. Verse 2 says that this is the great coming.

Let us go back to Revelation 21:2. “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”

Here is the answer. This “new earth,” this “new Jerusalem” is the “bride” of Christ which He is talking about. This “bride” of Christ is this “new Jerusalem” and is “a new heaven and a new earth.”

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 3, pages 118-120)

Thought for today: Let us strive to become this “bride” of Christ who is this “new Jerusalem” and is “a new heaven and a new earth.”

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Revelation 11:1-3

Did you know that all of the mighty deliverances that you have read about in your Bible are about to happen to you? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob is our God. He has never changed and He will never change. He promises you protection; hold onto that. Praise God.

The reason why the Bible says, “If anyone says that Jesus is out there, don’t go,” is because the first appearing of Jesus is in our souls, it is not out there (Matthew 24:23). Please believe me that we are not much and God wants us to acknowledge that nothingness in order that we might be able to trust Him for everything. Do you see what I am saying? He wants us to put the flesh down. The carnal things, the human operations, the power that we have, put it down. It is not going to stand in the day of battle, but the God in you is going to stand. This is the reason why God said not to believe that Jesus is out there, because Jesus is coming in you.

Look at Revelation 11. There is going to be trouble. People are going to be killed. There is a flock of the slaughter that is now being fattened for destruction (Zechariah 11:4, 7). Revelation 11:3, And I will give power unto my two witnesses… But verses one and two tell us that one section of the church will be trampled under foot. When we look at the Outer Court of the Tabernacle, we can see that it is the place where the people of God do not have the infilling of God. So any church that doesn’t believe in the baptism of the Holy Ghost is a church that is in the Outer Court. Read in Revelation 11:2 what it says about the Outer Court. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. When God speaks of 42 months, He is talking about a lunar year. Lunar means the moon going around the earth 42 times, 42 new moons. He says that they are going to be trampled for 42 moons.

But then He says in verse 3, And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days. When you speak of days, you speak of a solar year. It means that the sun will be rising and setting for a thousand two hundred and sixty times. Basically that will be three and a half years. He is talking about lunar years, too.

If this is so, you ask yourself the question, “When is this going to take place?” We hear that there are riots in Iran. Iran was a trigger that Satan was about to use to trigger this war. The riots in Iran are preventing Satan from pulling the trigger. You notice the little things that will happen to hold back, which are giving us time to prepare.

You have to be prepared in your mind; that is the chief preparation. God might speak to some of you about saving some food, water, solar energy and things like that. As sons of God, you should be well advanced in doing these things.

Somebody says, “But we are sons of God; we don’t have to make any preparation.” Sons of God obey God. If God tells you to jump, you jump. If He tells you to sit down, you sit down. That is the difference between the righteousness of this time and the past righteousness. You see, the righteousness before Jesus came that brought the Holy Ghost was that men would do certain things. They would read their Bible so many times a day, pray so many times a day, do this, do that, or do that. Now righteousness is doing what God wants you to do when He wants you to do it. So when the Holy Ghost wanted them to go into the corn field on the Sabbath day, they did it. They didn’t care about the law, as you know.

Can you understand then, what makes you righteous now? It is obeying the Holy Spirit. That is what makes you righteous now. So then, as righteous people, we are going to walk according to the plan of God and not according to our own thinking. I hope you can get that part, because this is the main thing that is going to get you ready for a time of trouble that will be greater than any other.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2011, pg. 10-12)

Thought for today: Righteousness is doing what God wants you to do when He wants you to do it.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Matthew 24:21-27

Do you know that God’s plan is about to come to pass? Do you know what that means? That means that the worst is yet to come. If you believe that you have been tried and tested, if you have lived long to have some good sweet time, you are making a mistake. God is about to loose hell upon us as never was since God made man. Does that sound like good preaching? Please turn to Matthew 24 and read verses 21-27.

First of all, we read in Matthew 24 that there is going to be trouble such as never was since God made man until now, meaning to say that the holocaust will have been child’s play. All that Hitler, Stalin, the Catholic Church, and all the great killers did cannot be compared to what is about to happen presently.

You know, for years we have been preaching about things that are to come and then we could say, “They are coming.” But now I want to tell you, “It has come.” In other words, the devil is ready to loose all hell upon earth and God is holding him back. Why? Why is God holding back Satan at this time? But for the elect’s sake, He said He would shorten the time. Sin has come to its fullness; payment is overdue; the bailiff is waiting at the door to collect and God says, “You will not until I have finished sealing My servants.”

Brethren, we are being sealed with the truth. Remember now that we are sealed by the truth of the Holy Spirit. So the Holy Spirit is enlightening our minds and our understanding at this time, that we might understand what is about to take place.

In Psalm 91:1 He says, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide (shall remain) under the shadow of the Almighty.” So that is what we are praying; we are praying that God would not only put His shadow over certain areas, but over all His people. It would not be the first time that God has done this. Can you imagine going through the desert with 3,000,000 people and thousands and thousands of cattle, sheep, and other animals? God held an umbrella of cloud over their heads. God was walking along with them. The slow ones, the little ones, He was walking along with them. If a little sheep were to stray out there in the desert, in half of an hour he would be dead. But instead a little cloud would detach itself and cover him. So when you lose your cattle, all you have to do is look up to see where the cloud is, and there is your cattle. I mean, it is amazing this God that we serve. He is so big and yet He is so small.

One time a brother was telling me about how his children lost their turtle. They prayed to God to tell them where the turtle was. Then, one of them made a drawing and when they finished the drawing, they saw that it showed exactly where the turtle was. They just followed the drawing in their yard to go to pick up the turtle. A big God does some little things. This is the Almighty God that we serve.

I am telling you this because this is what God told me to tell you. He will take care of you, He will protect you wherever you are. He will protect your little ones. Don’t be afraid. By faith begin to trust Him now for protection.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2011, pg. 7-10)

Thought for today: Allow God to seal you by the truth of the Holy Spirit and begin to trust Him for your protection.

Read Full Post »

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »