Pre-Trib, Mid-Trib, Post-Trib, No-Trib, What Does it Really Matter?

By Gordon King

Hello folks, I pray that all are saved by the Grace of God, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  Amen

Are you a Christian?  If so, do you believe in the rapture of the church?  If you do, then you either believe in pre-trib, mid-trib, or a post-tribulation rapture.

But, I say, what difference does it really make?  It doesn’t.  Sure, I believe in a pre-tribulation rapture of the church.  I get many comments telling me that I am wrong, and that I will not be ready for what is to come (ie, the “Tribulation Period”).  I say “Hogwash”.

Jesus doesn’t tell us to be ready for the rapture or the tribulation period.  He tells us to always be ready.  We should not only be ready for what is coming and for the return of the Lord, but also for daily life and battles with evil spirits.  We need to be wearing the “full” armor of God.

He commands us to follow him daily.  This is what is important.  To do his will while we are physically alive on this Earth.

Trying to prove another Christian wrong regarding this subject is foolish.  We are Christians.  We should love each other like Christians should, and stop condemning one another.  We need to be doing the will of the Father.  Spreading the gospel throughout the world.  Shining our light in a world of darkness.  Showing love and compassion to the lost.  These are the things that matter.  These are the things that God has commanded us to do.  Not trying to prove each other wrong about the rapture of the church.

Time is so very short.  Let us pray for salvation of the unbelievers.  Plant the seeds of righteousness in the hearts and souls of the lost. 

How will you answer to Jesus when he asks you: “Have you spent your time on Earth well?”  “Did you do as I have commanded you to do?”

Ask yourself this question:  “Is God pleased with the way I am living my life as a Christian?”

God Bless You All!  Maranatha

 

Let’s Fight The Good Fight!

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By Gordon King

Hello everyone, brothers and sisters in Christ.

I hope and pray that this post finds you all well!

What is God telling us right now?  What is he asking of us?  What are we as Christians doing for the Lord?  What should we do?

What is God is telling us right now? 

I believe that he is telling us that his return for the church is near.

Very near.  He continues to give us signs.  Signs of the times.  Are we watching as we should be?  Are we desperately awaiting his return?  

Meteors are striking the earth in numbers!  There are numerous wars and rumors of wars!  Famine, pestilence and plagues are increasing by the day!  There have been numerous earthquakes in various places along with many other natural disasters!  There have been and are many signs in the heavens and the earth.  There have been and will be blood-red moons, blood-red rivers, lakes and oceans.  The hearts of many have waxed cold.  What was once good is viewed as wrong and what was once wrong is viewed as good.  What was once unacceptable is now acceptable, and what was once acceptable is now unacceptable.  Evil deeds are on the rise every single day!  These are only the beginning of birth pangs and will continue to increase until the return of Christ!  Christianity was the faith of the nation, one nation under God.  Now Christianity is looked down upon, persecuted and accursed!  The religion of Chrislam has been going on in Africa for decades and is becoming a popular and intriguing idea for many in America.  The Apostate church!  I am unsure if there are any active Chrislam churches in America at the current time.  

What is God asking of Christians at this time?

I strongly believe that God is calling all Christians to perform his will.  Listen for his calling on your life.  Pick up your cross and follow him.  That is what Jesus meant when he said  “pick up your cross and follow me”.  He did not mean to actually pick up a cross.  Rather, he wants us to refrain from sinning, live a Godly life, live like him and spread the gospel.  Cast aside the things of this world and live for Christ!  Do not live in the flesh, live in the Spirit.  Allow the Holy Spirit to work through you.  Learn to be quiet and listen for God’s voice to speak to you.  Not an actual voice, but, an internal voice.  That is where the Holy Spirit within you dwells.  Sometimes God uses others to speak to us, or he will give us other signs such as through a radio station or a sermon.  God works in mysterious ways!  It can take time to learn to listen and know when God is speaking to you.  The closer you get to God, the easier it becomes.  He will speak to you more often.  Sometimes he may give you visions, dreams or feelings.  Do not ignore these.  Pray on them.  Ask God to help you understand.  Ask him for confirmation. 

What are we as Christians doing for the Lord?

How are we living our Christian lives?  Are we living for the Lord as he commanded of us?  Or are we partaking in the ways of the world?  Are we living for God?  Jesus told us to spread the gospel until his return.  Are we doing that?  We are living in the end times!  Now is the time to live for Christ!  We all need to be praying for the salvation of the lost.  We need to be spreading the gospel.  Helping those in need.  Giving to the poor.  Encouraging each other with love and kindness.  This is not a time to be critical of one another.  If someone is accusing you of something, test their spirit:  

1 John 4:1-3    Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledgeJesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

We all need to encourage one another, love one another and try to live peaceably with one another.  It can be a very difficult task, one that I often find myself struggling with.   I am most definitely not perfect.  I am a sinner.  I try my best, but, unfortunately I am a sinner.  The good news is that God forgives me!  And he will forgive you!  Let us all work together for the Lord!  Boost each other up in the Spirit!  Fight the good fight.  Live as warriors for Christ!!!

What should we do?

This is a good question.  I believe that we must put God first in our lives.  Love him with all of our heart.  This is the first commandment.  Then we must live a Godly life.  Repent from our sins and ask God for forgiveness.  We will make mistakes and stumble along the way.  That is ok.  Just get back up, shake off the dust and carry on.   Keep God first.  Remember, He is always with you!  He will help you along the way.  We are his children and he loves us much more than we will ever know.   He wants to help us and give us whatever we need.  We must then spread the gospel.  Spread the gospel with love, kindness and understanding.  Then we must also bring back the lost sheep to the flock.  The Christians who have been led astray.  We must also be continually seeking the Lord and his return!

Remember this: time is so very short!  God is giving us signs that his return is near.  Will we see his signs?  Will we obey his commands?  Will we listen to his words?  The choice is ours.  God has given us free will.

Philippians 4:13   “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

May the peace, comfort and strength of the Lord be with you all!

God Bless You!    Let’s fight the good fight!   Amen    🙂

Calm Before The Storm?!

Hello to all!  Peace and Blessings to everyone reading this post!  May the Spirit of the Lord be with you.

I have had the feeling of calm.  A feeling of quietness.  Of stillness.  Like the calm before the storm.  A feeling that something big is coming soon!  Is anyone else feeling this?  For the past six months or so, I have felt that we are getting very close to the return of the Lord.  I now feel that it is getting very, very close.  That Revelation is unfolding quickly before our eyes.  Of course the signs are all around us.  You would have to be blind not to see them.  Yet, so many people, including other Christians just don’t seem to see.  Or they don’t want to see or seem to care.

Why do so many so called Christians not want to believe in Revelation.  That we are living in the end times?  Are they really true believers in Jesus?  Do they read and study God’s word?  If so, then why do they not believe all of it?

Some times I feel so alone.  That I am the only one who believes in the Revelation of the bible.  That Jesus is returning soon and the rapture could happen at any time!  Although I know that there are millions of other Christians who believe as I do.  Yet, I know so many that don’t.  I try and explain things to them, but they do not want to hear it.  They think that I am over the top!  That I am taking the bible too literally.  Blowing things up out of proportion!

I believe in God’s word.  What he tells us in the bible is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  That what he says will happen in the future, and will happen just as he said that it would.  That bible prophecy is infallible.  That all of scripture is the true word of God.  That if you believe any of it, then you must believe all of it or none of it.  If any of it is false, then you must disregard the entire bible!

God is sending us a message.  He is warning the world.  He is telling us all to repent and seek him for salvation.  To live as he intended us to live.  That he is about to pour out his wrath upon the world!  

The Spirit of the Lord is upon us!  We as faithful Christians must warn the world what is coming soon!!!  The Lord is calling all believers to be strong, faithful and courageous.  To pray for his will to be done in us and the world.  To pray for the lost to be saved.  Time is so short brothers and sisters! 

We do not have time to be disagreeing and arguing with each other regarding scripture.  That is not what God wants us to be doing at this time!  We need to hold fast and be steady.  He wants us to fulfill the commands that he has given to each and everyone of us.  To perform the work of our calling.  To continue with his work in faith, mercy and grace!

I pray for God to enlighten us, to fill us with the Holy Spirit for direction, instruction and courage!  To now pour out his Spirit upon the world for revival.  To unite the army of God as one body.  To save lost souls.  To bring back the lost sheep that have wandered away from their Savior.

Praise God and God Bless You all!    Your brother in Christ, Gordon!     😉

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God’s Love, Our Obedience to Him

John 3:16  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish, but, have everlasting life”.

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By Gordon King

God loves his children much more than they can comprehend.  His love runs deep, deeper than any human love can truly understand.  He has given us his word to be steadfast and faithful to us.  To comfort us and guide us in our daily walk with him.  He has promised to supply us with all of our needs.  To be with us always and forever.  To never leave us.  To give us eternal life with him.

What does he ask for in return?  God wants our love in return.  He wants us as his children to obey him.  To be walking with him daily.  To have a close and personal relationship with him.  He wants our love and adoration of him and for him.  To recognize just how magnificent, awe inspiring and great that he is.  To ask him for help in everything that we do.  To give him thanks, praise and glory.  To follow his commands.  He wants us to be the grateful children that he originally created and intended for us to be.

Why do so many Christians now suffer?  Why do they grieve over the things that God said he would provide?  Where is God when they need him the most?  Why doesn’t he answer their prayers?  Is he still with them?  Has he left them like he said he never would?

I will answer these questions from my own perspective.  As a believer and follower of Jesus since I was seventeen years old, I have walked away from God many, many times.  I have sinned and not obeyed what God has commanded me to do.  Of how to behave as a Christian, of how to interact with God the way the he tells us to.  As a consequence of my actions I have suffered immensely for it.  God has let me suffer.  He has not answered many of my prayers in the past. 

Why has God let these terrible things happen to me?   Was I being punished?  I sure thought that I was.  God let these things happen to show me the error of my ways.  He was waiting for me to cry out to him.  Waiting with open arms for me to come running back to him.  As in the parable of the prodigal son, I came back to God several times only to walk away again.  When I say walk away, I don’t mean that I disowned God or stopped believing in him.  But, I was not living the life that he meant for me to live.  I did not have a close and personal relationship with him.  I was not doing as he commanded for me to do for him.

Over the past two years I have come home.  I ran to God as fast as I could run.  God was there waiting for me with open arms.  Just like he promised me he would.  He has held me close.  Closer than ever before in my life.  Do I still have tribulation?  Yes.  Do I still encounter persecution?  Oh yes!  Does it bother me?  Not so much anymore.  Why you may ask?  Well, God is with me!!!   He comforts me and gives me peace and joy in my times of troubles.  He is in the driver’s seat, he is in control of my life.  I love God now more than I ever have.  I am so very close to God right now, yet I want to be closer still.  I pray daily for God to keep me close to him and not let go, for my flesh is weak.

If only the Christians who have walked away from God would turn back to him.  If they would love and obey him.  Seek to be closer to him and be with him.  Walk with him daily.  Then more of their prayers would be answered.  Miracles in their lives would begin to manifest.  They would discover the gifts that God has given them as believers. 

God has been answering my prayers almost on a daily basis.  He has given me insight, vision and discernment along with other gifts.  My gifts are continuing to develop each and everyday.  I thank God for all that he has given me and will continue to give me.  I have recently been praying ( and prayers from a friend ) for the Holy Spirit to speak through me in tongues.  He answered my prayers a couple of weeks ago.  I awoke in the middle of the night speaking in tongues!  What a miracle.  Such a gift to treasure.  I love speaking in tongues.  I speak in tongues daily.  What a blessing!!!  I feel so much closer to God when I speak in tongues.  And a great benefit of speaking in tongues is that Satan and his demons do not know what I am saying.   Praise God!

Now is the time to return to God.  To seek the Spirit.  To strengthen our faith.  Time is of the essence.  We need to be doing God’s work.  We need to be praying for God to pour out his Spirit upon the world for revival.  For eyes to be opened and hearts to be softened.  For Souls to be saved.  Now is the time!

Praise God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit!  Amen

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