Thank you for your kind words, bless you.
I don't mean to instill fear into Christians,
But something to Rejoice, The times of the end are upon us, what a blessing to be in these day's and to be a child of God,
We above MANY others, have the opprotunity to receive something special(the bride) which is given to his Son, some will have there names etched in the pillars of the New Jerusalem that will descend from heaven when all this is over, for all to see forever & ever.
So Rejoice, The Kingdom of God is at hand, however. many bad things must be fulfilled before this happens, as you should know.
My words are for everyone, not just christians.
---Duane_Dudley_Martin_Jr. on 3/24/09|
As this age comes to a close and God's plan almost complete, weak christians must do everything in their power to keep their faith strong. First, trust God. Second, do an online bible search for "one another," "each other," and "encourag" for living a christian life is a 24/7 lifestyle, not a once a week pep talk that denominational "churches" dish out. Christians must meet daily because it isn't the time for weak faith. Keep on the lookout for the christian underground railroad.
---Steveng on 3/23/09|
Duane_Dudley_Martin_Jr.: "No one has received the MARK of the beast yet, and you will know, BECAUSE if you dont take it, They take your HEAD and your DEAD."
Why do you instill fear among christians? for it's written that those who endure until the end will be rewarded - for those who trust God with all their minds, hearts, and souls. so prepare your armor.
Praying you and yours peace of mind, joy of spirit, good health and many great friends to share them with in the name of Jesus now and during the coming tribulations
---Steveng on 3/20/09|
StevenG, Revelation was not addressed to God but to humans. If you can redefine the word 'soon' to mean 'within a couple of thousand years,' then the word has no meaning at all, and indeed you have deconstructed and obliterated language itself. God bless, and have a great weekend!
---JohnnyB on 3/20/09|
No one has received the MARK of the beast yet, and you will know, BECAUSE if you dont take it, They take your HEAD and your DEAD.
ALL things must be fulfilled before the end comes, to bad you still lack understanding of his words or you would know in which hour to watch, but have chose to close your eyes to your surroundings and say, My Lord delayeth his coming, what a blind & wicked generation this is.
He will find me, "Watching & Praying" as commanded, Praying that i might be found worthy to escape this world and the things to come upon it "SOON"!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin_Jr. on 3/20/09|
JohnnyB: "John wrote in Revelation 1:1 that the end would shortly come to pass. It didn't. How does one define 'soon'?"
It was almost two thousand years ago that John wrote the Book of Revelation. "Soon," in God's time, is only a couple of days for it is written that to God a thoushad years is like a day. Most christians take this verse literally, but, in fact, it's only a metaphor using the word "like" meaning God's time is not man's time.
But that's not what you are basing end-times on. Certain end-time events depends on prophesy. This is what validates God's word. Although we don't know the exact day or hour, we do know the season.
---Steveng on 3/19/09|
Christ stated that only The Father knew when He would return. In the N.T. they were told He was coming soon - so define soon!
---wivv on 3/19/09|
John wrote in Revelation 1:1 that the end would shortly come to pass. It didn't. How does one define 'soon'? God bless.
---JohnnyB on 3/18/09|
Let me add this to my earlier post:
There are many christians who will unknowingly receive the Mark of the Beast. These are the Christians who believe in the pre-tribulation rapture.
A certain man, who believes in the pre-trib rapture, will take the mark of the beast thinking that this is not the mark of the beast because he will be raptured before the mark is handed out.
Satan is surely deceiving to bring false doctrine, in this case the pre-trib rapture, to the end-time world.
---Steveng on 3/18/09|
Jesus will find me with an attitude of this >>>I am not worthy of such favour. I shall keep going, until He comes and gets me.
---catherine on 3/18/09|
mima: "If the church most go through the revelation then of course the church will have to take the "mark of the beast."
Why must the church receive the "mark of the beast?" Christians will surely go through the fire (tribulation) to separate the true Christians from those who just say they are Christian. But they are not forced to receive the mark. It depends upon the strength of your faith. Could you go through what Job went through without denying God? Will you have enough faith in God, to trust him completely, to keep you and yours safe and to endure unto the end no matter what happens? Are you preparing your full armor of God?
---Steveng on 3/17/09|
The "end times" signs have been happeneing since Jesus was crucified and arose into heaven.
---sue on 3/17/09|
I pray He will find me worthy but only through His grace. I am currently struggling with a relationship I should not be in. It's a challenging one and I'm finding it impossible to free myself. If anyone out there feels led to pray for me, PLEASE do and THANK YOU.
---Mary on 3/17/09|
The belief that the church must go through the tribulation before the return of Christ brings up an interesting question. If the church most go through the revelation then of course the church will have to take the "mark of the beast" yet scripture says that those taking the mark of the beast are doomed to parish. I invite you to sort this problem out.
---mima on 3/17/09|
All the End-time-signs are here now ... and although none can say when (God is the only one who knows) ... it will be soon that we see our salvation return to us as King of Kings ... come Jesus, come soon our King.
---Chris_Kotze on 3/17/09|
He already has returned... in judgment... in 70 A.D. with the destruction of Jerusalem. When He said that He would return soon, he meant it! Though some televangelists seem to think "soon" means "thousands of years from that time". psh
Read Matthew 24. In verse 34, He says, "I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened." Hello?! THIS generation = the people at that time.
---Jen on 10/22/07|
its not the polarity that is the problem, its earths reasonance or heart beat. it has been 7.8hz for a looooooooong time, right now it is at 19.8-19.9hz so we are, in effect, killing our planet, and by doing so, killing ourselves. we are one with our mother earth as much as we are one with god. we are blessed to live in this time, to see the tribulation and impact that our negative kharma (sins) have on our planet.
---Drew on 10/22/07|
Ahh...who cares if were ready its the people in the world that are going to suffer...its crazy we need to start praying for revival on a consistant basis...if you haven been what have you been doing???
---mark_B. on 5/31/07|
I am ready as much as I can be at this time. A couple of "loose ends" to tie up. But, I pray that I be accounted worthy to be in this soon, up-coming Rapture. The first of two. I wasted alot of my "Christian life" in so much worldliness that I'm so grateful that The LORD (YAHUVEH) gave me this past year and a-half to better ready myself. A decade ago I now doubt that I'd have made it to Heaven if I had died. It's scary. Hell is S C A R Y. Heaven will be Awesome! Praise YAHUSHUA!!!
---Gordon on 5/31/07|
Yes---I am ready. To the best of my knowledge.I am looking for His return. I hope He finds me doing something good and wonderful for the poor and needy. Kingdom work. Something like feeding the homeless/hungry, visiting the nursing home or in church dancing and singing. Anything like that. I feel He would be pleased with that. At the very least, on my knees in deep sweaty prayer.
---Robyn on 5/30/07|
Regarding the pole reversals, this does occur every 10,000+ years or so, and we are due for such a shift (give or take a century). But it does not occur instantaneously and we are already experiencing some of the effects of the earth's preparation for the eventual shift. This can be seen in the geological record of our planet.
However, that said, we have survived such shifts before and will likely survive this one as well. It is not proof that Jesus is coming at any specific time.
---lorra8574 on 5/30/07|
Susan "in 2012 there will be a polar reversal of North and South Poles"
Is that true ... could you provide more information?
---alan_of_UK on 5/30/07|
be very cautious about hoping for the second coming and do a lot of soul searching each day. Jesus will return dressed in blood red to destroy the wicked. Every eye will see him and his angels descending from the clouds. It will be as a thief in the night. No one knows the day. As yourself each day, Have you repented of every sin and show the Savior in your countenance through living as a perfect example of Him. One sin is enough to keep you out of God's kingdom that is repeated over and over.
---ashley on 5/30/07|
Jesus Came Today???My Bible tells me that He will come in the clouds and EVERY EYE WILL SEE HIM..ITS VISUAL ..with a shout 1Cor15:52,`1Thes4:16, I havent heard. I have not heard the trump sound from east to west, north to south? I must always have oil in my lamps so when the groom comes, I am ready..Lord help us all 2b ready..
---yana on 5/30/07|
In lieu of the fact that in 2012 there will be a polar reversal of North and South Poles and all the radiation that will follow because of this I would say Jesus is coming very soon!
---Susan on 5/29/07|
Yes! Yes! Yes! Ready!!!
---Susie on 5/27/07|
Steveng; Soon in Rev.1 was written for the eyes of men.
---1st_cliff on 1/13/07|
"Soon" in the eyes of man can mean what the dictionary says, but "soon" in the eyes of God could mean a thousand years or even a million years. He will return at an appointed time which God only knows. God's time is not man's time, but he did give us signs and what you see happening in the world - it IS literally soon in man's eyes.
---Steveng on 1/10/07|
Soon?? John wrote (Rev.1.1) "what must SOON take place"(NIV) 2,000 years is not soon by anyone's standard, Dict.-soon immediately,before long,speedily etc. John thought the things in Rev. was about to happen then. Is Jesus comming soon? Maybe!
---1st_cliff on 1/7/07|
This reminds me of something I heard a long time ago and it has kept with me.
"When all has been said, and all has been done. The question will be, "Do you know His Son?"
---Pat on 1/7/07|
Jesus came today somewhere and if you could see in the Spirit you could look into the sky and see a rapture of countless Souls going to God that died today, That day you are speaking of,
Jesus himself does not know only his Father knows and you will never know because it will be in a day and hour you think not. If you are saved you will always be ready to meet the Lord whether it is death or his second coming, those who are saved have that confidence in the blood that was shed for them.
---exzucuh on 1/7/07|
Aren't the advances of technology and medicine great? We depend more and more on man's ability to heal, to live longer, to conquer the mind, to do our daily work, to go faster, to be entertained minute-by-minute, and increase our worldly knowledge ten-fold. But, unfortunaely, we deny God's power to do all this and that man's heart has not improved since Adam and Eve.
---Steveng on 1/7/07|
I don't believe the 2nd coming is imminent. Christ suffered for us and I'm sure He wants many more people to benefit from His sacrifice.
It's been only 2000 years since He was physically with us. Having said that, it's not a licence for us not to be prepared for the day WE OURSELVES are called to His throne. As Christians, we are also obliged to spread the Gospel, help and show love to our fellow human beings.
---Caring on 1/7/07|
Although it is a very nice thought, nobody knows when Jesus is going to return, right? It could be a hundred, thousand years from now, or it could be today.
---sue on 1/7/07|
The first generation church believed that Jesus would be returning for them.
James 5:7-9 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. ...the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh...behold, the judge standeth before the door. (cf Rom 13:-14 etc)
---BRUCE5656 on 1/7/07|
Today we believe Jesus is returning for us.
The proper way to look at this seems to be to believe in the imminent return of the Lord (Jesus could come at any time) and live as if he will not be coming back in our life time. (prepare for the future, take every opportunity to maximize the time we have to spread the gospel, live ready to meet him when he comes back etc. I John 3:3)
Even so come Lord Jesus! Rev 22:20
---BRUCE5656 on 1/7/07|
Amen, david_7744 & Mrs. M.
---augusta on 1/7/07|
Yes, The Lord is coming very soon, But most Christians wont be prepared for different reasons, one of those being unbelief. Jesus promised that He would keep His obedient ones from that hour of tempation that will come upon the earth, Why? --Because, "...thou hast kept the word of My patience..."(Rev. 3:10). God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 1/7/07|
James-1;22-25;be a doer othe word not a hearer only deceiving your own self.Jesus said :The poor you have with you always when soever you will you may do them good.When was I hungry and you fed me,naked and you clothed me,sick or in prison and you visited me,stranger and you took me in.david7744
---david_7744 on 1/7/07|
eternally i'm ready. i'm looking for His coming.
i pray that He will find me a faithful steward, desiring and doing all things as would please Him by faith.
---JaeR on 1/6/07|
Mark...I didn't say I was sitting around just waiting for the Lord's return. We are actively ministering to a lost and dying world. Going to prison tonight actually!
---Susie on 1/6/07|
Jesus is coming sooner than you think. In fact His coming is only a few years away. He is coming for His bride, to take her away to her new purified home. Therefore, His bride needs to prepare herself in the proper manner to greet Him. This can be done with a dowry consisting of service, faith, belief, good behavior, and at times deep water sacrifice.
---Jacob on 1/6/07|
Susie, are you ready to get what you want by going to heaven (its not bad i know i do), but one thing we need to remember is that most people around us are not ready, once jesus comes its a done deal, and they'll all suffer horribly for ETERNITY(THATS A LONG TIME)
---mark on 1/5/07|
Remember that the Church will have to go through the Tribulation before Jesus returns.
The REAL question should be, "Are we ready to stand in the evil day, and having done all, stand?"
---Jack on 1/5/07|