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IT'S COMING! - YOU CANNOT STOP IT, BUT YOU CAN BE READY FOR IT!

We are living in unprecedented times! So unprecedented is the time that we live in today, that the WHOLE world is now talking about this one particular subject. The questions on many people's lips are - "what is the future for this world?" ... "Is the world going to end soon?" Believers and non-believers alike are asking the same question. Even the stones are crying out - IT'S COMING!, IT'S COMING! But what is coming?

Matthew 24:27 ...'For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.'

2 Peter 3:10 ...'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.'

What's coming? The return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and the destruction of this earth. And how do we know this is going to happen soon? Just look at the signs given in the Bible.

Daniel 12:4 says "knowledge shall be increased." - Matthew 24 says "there shall be false Christs, wars, nation rising against nation, famine, pestilence, earthquakes, persecution, iniquity abounding and love waxing cold." - 1 Timothy 4:1 says "many shall depart from the faith." - Hosea 4:3 says "the land shall mourn with with the beasts of the field, fowls of heaven and fishes of the sea taken away." - Luke 21:25-26 says "upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring." - 1 Thessalonians 5:3 says the world will be pushing for "peace and safety." - 2 Timothy 4:3-4 says "the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth." - 2 Timothy 3:1-5 says "in the last days men shall be lovers of their own selves, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God" - 2 Peter 3:3 says that "there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts." - Revelation 11:18 says "the nations were angry" and that man would be "destroying the earth."

ALL of these things are taking place at the same time right now in the world! And what did Jesus say in Matthew 24? ... when ye shall see ALL these things, know that it is near, even at the doors." - It's coming!

This world is marked for destruction ... "But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men." (2 Peter 3:7). And all who hold onto this world will be destroyed along with it. But God has provided a way of escape from the coming destruction of this earth, and none need to be lost, for God is willing that all be saved, and He has no pleasure in the destruction of the wicked:

1 Timothy 2:4-6 ...'Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.'

Ezekiel 33:11 ...'Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die.'

Thus saith the Lord ... "Why will ye die? Turn ye from your evil ways and LIVE!" ... This world is going to become dust! Why hold onto dust?!

God has provided a way for ALL of us to LIVE. And that way is through faith in His Son Jesus Christ and the sacrifice He made for us to atone for our sins. Sin brought death into this world because our heavenly Father who is holy, cannot abide with sin, therefore sin separates us from God. But our heavenly Father showed us just how much He loves us by giving His very own Son to take the penalty of sin, so that we can be reconciled to the Father and have LIFE.

John 3:16-18 ...'For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God'

There are only two choices. We can either reject God's Son, holding onto this world and be destroyed with it, when Jesus returns. Or we can BELIEVE in Jesus Christ and what He has done for us, letting go of this world, surrendering our lives to Him, and have ETERNAL LIFE! But we CANNOT have both the world and Christ. We have to choose one or the other.

James 4:4 ...'know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.'

Matthew 6:24 ...'No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.'

If we hold onto this world, we are holding onto sin. And sin separates us from God (Isaiah 59:2). This is why we must let go and surrender our lives to Christ.

SO HOW CAN I BE READY FOR CHRIST'S RETURN?

There are many people in this world today, even believers in Christ, who are what you would call 'prepping' for the end times. And what are they doing to 'prepare'? They are stock piling food. They are making underground bunkers. They are collecting and storing resources for the time of trouble. And yet they are lacking the ONLY thing that will make them READY for the return of Christ - FAITH! Does God need us to stock pile food and resources? No! Do we not realize who we serve? We serve the living God who can SPEAK things into existence! And God's Word assures us that our needs WILL be provided for us, IF we have faith.

Isaiah 33:16 ...'He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.'

Matthew 6:25,31-33 ...'Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on ... take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.'

Do you see? Our job is to have FAITH in God, not worry about 'stockpiling' for our own needs. God has promised that He WILL provide for us. Our most urgent need is to cultivate FAITH in God's Word.

Those who are seeking to provide for themselves are not exercising faith, but are ultimately trying to save themselves. But we know from the Bible that we can ONLY be saved by faith (Ephesians 2:8). Jesus told us the key to success and the best way to be prepared for His return:

John 15:4-7 ...'Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.'

Mark 8:34-38 ...'Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.'

Do you see? Abiding in Christ is the key to being prepared for His return. If we abide in Christ each and every day, denying ourselves, surrendering our lives to Him, allowing Him to dwell in us through His Spirit, then we will be ready. And by faith, we will be able to simply ASK for food and clothing during the time of trouble, and He will provide.

But I also need to sound a warning concering the churches of this world. You see, another sign of the end times is the coming together of the various churches in this ecumenical movement, under the banner of the Roman Catholic Church. Revelation 17 speaks of the 'Mother of Harlots' who would end up deceiving and controlling the world. The symbol of a woman in the Bible represents a church - (2 Corinthians 11:2, Isaiah 62:5). You can see our page WHO IS THE WHORE OF BABYLON to find out about her. But look at the following prophecy from Isaiah:

Isaiah 4:1 ...'And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.'

This speaks of a 'coming together' of women (the churches), taking the name of Christ, but saying ... "We want to do things OUR OWN WAY." They want to eat their own bread. What does bread represent in the Bible? The Word of God, which is Christ Himself (Matthew 4:4, John 6:35, John 6:51). So what are these women (churches) saying? They want to have the name of Christ, but do not want to live according to His Word, but by their own ways and 'traditions.' And that is exactly what the churches of the world today are doing. They are coming together in this ecumenical movement, rejecting God's Word and going their own way. Not only that, they also want to be clothed in their OWN apparel. And what does the Bible say about 'clothing'? Isaiah 61:10 says that we are to be clothed with the righteousness of God, in which is SALVATION! But the women (churches) want to clothe THEMSELVES! And that will end in separation from God and destruction with the world!

So my warning is - Please don't put your trust in the churches or leaders of the churches, as great deception is coming through them in these end times. But put your trust in Jesus Christ and His Word.

Dear friend. This world and all that is in the world is soon to become dust! So are you still holding onto this world or something in this world? Then you are holding onto dust! Please let it go and surrender your life to Jesus Christ, and you will have 'treasure in heaven' and an eternal life of joy and peace, where there will be no more pain, or suffering, or tears, or death (Revelation 21:4). Jesus is coming soon. Please give your life to Him today!