December 2007

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1 Corinthians 15: 51, 52

 51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 

Paul talking to the Christians at Corinth, saying listen my brothers, we are not all going to die, but we are all going to be changed, the dead are going to be raised first - spiritual and glorified, then we Christians who are alive will be changed too.

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Matthew 25

1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridgroom.

2 And five of them were wise and five were foolish.

3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him


7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so;  lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Revelation 3:10

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience,

I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation,

 which shall come upon all the world, to try them

that dwell upon the earth.


1 Thessalonians 4: 15-18

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.


 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 .... you brothers are not in darkness that that day should overtake you as a thief....  Paul talking about the Day of The Lord, which takes place during:

The Seven Year - End of The World - Peace Deal     Or Also Known As:  Daniel's 70th Week



The Battle of The Spirit vs The Flesh

This is the difference, The Spirit gives you a future and a hope.

The Flesh gives you pleasure for maybe this life, but it offers no future and no hope after say 80 years on this earth.

That is the difference between living for God and living for nothing, or more commonly the things of this life.

One of Satan's lies, is:  " Have Everything Now!! "   ( I just heard Billy Graham say this or something like this on tv )

Give into the sinful pleasures, lust, commit adultery, have sex even though you are not married, etc.. etc... etc...
" It Doesn't Matter "
Is Satan's war cry to everyone. 
Along with:
  " You've got plenty of time to get with God "
John MacArthur - -

A lot of people buy into all this, but God's like:

(click) Follow Me !!
  And I'll give you a Future:

A Future with God includes the Following: 


New Heavenly City Jerusalem

Eternal Life

A New Name

A Home or Mansion

An Adopted Son of God

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An Heir of God

New Glorified, Spiritual Body

New Heaven

New Earth



Wedding Supper of The Lamb - Blessed are all those who are called

The Bema Seat -- Rewards if you've lived a life worthy of God

The Millennial Reign of a 1,000 years on Earth of Ruling and Reigning with Jesus

 Then Eternity!


Eye has not seen, or ear heard, nor has it entered into the Heart of man, the things that God has prepared for those who Love Him......

Also, at God's right hand are pleasures forevermore and In God's presence is Fullness of Joy!

The people who make the bad choice and go after the things in this world as if it is everything and go after pleasures now,  instead of living a Holy Life in which is God's Will, at the end will have no hope and no future, all they will get is life now on earth and then they will be punished forever in the Lake of Fire.

God's way is this:

Jesus who knew the joy that was set before him ( The Future with God ) endured the cross.  ( despising the shame ) 

A Person who follows Jesus ( A Christian ) has to/needs to: Endure and persevere to the end in Holiness.

Peter says in the Bible: Abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul. 

These are the two ways:

Jesus or No Jesus

Also, God is Holy and God hates Sin.

Virtue - Lust

Holiness - Lust

Righteousness - Evil

Purity - Lust

Obedience - Defiance

Loyalty - Cavalierness

Faithfulness - Cavalierness  (Unfaithfulness)

Clinging to Jesus - Indifference to Jesus

This is the seriousness of the Battle in relation to not giving into sinfulness.

In the Old Testament the Israelites who sinned would offer up an animal on their behalf and what they would do is they would put their hands on the animal's head and then the Priest would kill or cut the animal's throat as if the sin were transferred to the animal and the animal would die in the persons place for the sin.

This is how serious sin/Evil Desires are. 

-- Flee Youthful Lusts and Pursue Righteousness -- Do not be fashioned according to the former lusts --

It took the blood and death of these animals to make things right with God again, after the Israelites did something bad. 

Jesus was the fulfillment of the animal sacrifices, He had to die and give his blood  for us to be accepted by God.

 Believing and Following Jesus will give to one a future.

So what does a person do on earth for eighty years? -- Learn to become Holy in knowing about Jesus and God.

And to Bear fruit for the Kingdom of God.

And to:  ' Know, Love, and Serve God - This is the Purpose of Life-Catholic Catechism

Also, like John MacArthur just said, Something like, ' The only thing important in a person's life is How much they know God or know about God. '

Everything else is pointless.  All other wisdom, life-styles or other knowledge offers no future, no hope. 

Only Jesus can give a person a future after they die.

 February 2006  Rapture Watchman Articles



One thing I want to write is that no one knows when Jesus is going to return, but with the things written in the Bible - The Book of Timothy, for example - in talking about the last days, where it says people will become lovers of themselves more than lovers of God and a lot of other characteristics of the last days or end time, these things make a strong case for the days we are living in as being the last days. 

The Bible also says:  "When they are crying  Peace and safety" 

Most likely During the

  The Seven year peace deal

( That begins the End Of The World )

Then sudden destruction will happen.  The Bible says Christians are not in darkness that, that day or time period should be a surprise.

Art used by permission by Pat Marvenko Smith, copyright 1992.
To order prints visit her "Revelation Illustrated" site.

This peace deal could literally happen any month from here on out!

Jesus is the only one who offers a Future! No one or nothing else does!

I think this is the time and the days in which Paul was talking about when he wrote 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-6

1  But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2  For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3  For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as
    travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4  But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5  Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of 
6  Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

The Seven year peace deal

That begins the End of The World

 -- A Peace-Deal signed with Israel  -- could be a close reality.

 Let's look at the Current situation in Israel and the Middle East

Israel is in the process of planning the destruction of Iran's Nuclear facilities. Israel is thinking Iran may have a Nuclear Bomb(s) in two years.  The USA at the moment has two aircraft carriers over in the Middle East  - This makes things a bit interesting.

A Peace Deal of Seven Years in length is going to be confirmed with Israel and Others and this peace deal will begin The End of The World.  So anything noteworthy happening with Israel is momentous as far as Bible Prophecy is concerned.

 Events could happen in this order over the next couple of months to two years:

  • Israel destroys Iran's Nuclear facilities

  • Syria attacks Israel because of it

  • (Isaiah 17:1)  Damascus possibly gets Nuked

  • (Revelation 3:10)  The Rapture Happens -- Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I will also keep thee from the hour of trial which shall try all those who dwell on the earth.

  • (Daniel 9:27)  The Seven Year Peace Deal Happens, Bringing about the seven year end of the world

  • (Ezekiel 38 & 39)  Then Russia, Iran, and all the other countries/Nations in Ezekiel's Prophecy attack Israel.


For the Joy set before Jesus, He endured the cross

Jesus offers a future - Be Holy - Live in the Spirit - Be Holy - The flesh offers you pleasure for right now but no future.

For the Joy set before Him, Jesus endured the cross....

  Art used by permission by Pat Marvenko Smith, copyright 1992.
   To order prints visit her "Revelation Illustrated" site.

The Marriage Bed is undefiled, but Adulterers and Whoremongers, God will judge.