ARTICLES - FOCUS ON GOD'S WORD
Follow ME -
Keep MY Commandments -
(Also a Note of Memorial for Laurie Kay Dunkirk)
LOVING THE LORD GOD WITH ALL YOUR MIND
Lenny Smith's - "You Are The River" - Enter to Worship Jesus Christ
WE SHALL BE CHANGED IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE
SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD
The CROSS - The cost of our Redemption from sin CRUCIFIXION
LINE UP OF THE END OF THE AGE EVENTS AND PROPHECIES
LINKS AND BANNERS
THE REALITY OF HELL
A WORD OF THANKS TO PASTOR MURRAY
THE WATERS OBEY JESUS
PERSECUTIONS OF CHRISTIANS - TODAY
I WILL BE UNTO THEM AS A LION
PETER THE APOSTLE - A FISHER OF MEN
USS LIBERTY by RONALD KUKAL
ONE NATION UNDER GOD - IN GOD WE TRUST
JESUS CHRIST SHALL STEP DOWN OUT OF THE HEAVENS ONTO EARTH!
Isaiah says this of the DAY OF THE LORD. Isaiah 13:6 - "Wail; for the DAY OF THE LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty." Isaiah 13:9 - "Behold, the DAY OF THE LORD comes, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and He shall destroy the sinners out of it."
To the Christian, there should be no fear concerning the Lord's Return and the DAY OF THE LORD. He loves you and is coming to Earth to live. He has forgiven your sins. Look to His coming with joy, peace and thanksgiving. He will be with you through the coming time of testing. To the non-Christian, you do have problems. You have sins that need to be forgiven and you have much to fear. Below you will find a section, "ARE YOU REDEEMED?" Please read it and we pray that you may come into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, who loves you and died for you.
Believing that the DAY OF THE LORD is fast approaching, we feel an urgency to extend a wake-up call, trusting it will open the eyes and ears of those who are not ready for GOD's intervention into the world or into their lives.
Before the Lord returns there will be many events taking place. Our main concern on this first page of our website is to set forth the "7th TRUMPET GATHERING"
Then consider 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12. There again, verse 1 says the Lord will COME, then there will be a "GATHERING" unto Him. Many ask this question, "Why would the Saints fly away in a so called rapture, when Christ is coming to Earth to rule and reign as KING OF KINGS?" CLICK HERE to read a webpage concerning Christ's Millennial Kingdom on Earth, at the 'End Times and Christ's Return' Website.
We believe the Church/Elect/Believers/Christians/Saints will go through the Tribulation. Why? We believe Jesus taught that in Matthew 24:21,29,30. Note that Jesus said that He was coming 'AFTER' the Tribulation. He taught that then, after His Coming, the elect would be GATHERED. Read the following verses carefully.
Matthew 24:21 - "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be." Matthew 24:29 - "Immediately AFTER the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:" Matthew 24:30 - "And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory."
So many Christians base their theology concerning Christ's return on one verse, 1 Thessalonians 4:17, while ignoring other verses. They believe that this verse indicates a pre-trib rapture. If this verse does indicate a rapture, it does not indicate that it will take place before the tribulaton or before a specified number of years. (1 Thessalonians 4:17 - "Then we who 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.") Going to meet the Lord will take place at His Coming. If you go back and read verses 15 and 16, they clearly stated that this 'event' takes place at the Coming of the Lord which He indicated in Matthew 24:29-30, is after the tribulation. (1 Thessalonians 4:15 - "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." 1 Thessalonians 4:16 - "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:")
Note the words 'alive and remain' in 1 Thessalonians 4:15. Those who are 'alive and remain' at the Coming of Christ would indicate that a remnant will exist after a horrific period of time centered on the killing of Christians. (Matthew 24:21- " For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be." Daniel 7:21 - "I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them"; Revelation 13:7 - "And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations." Revelation 12:17 - "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.")
To those who would say, "we will wave to you when we fly by on our way out of here", think of this: when the time comes for you to meet JESUS CHRIST, there will be no flippancy. You will fall on your face in awe before the KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS, the ETERNAL KING of the UNIVERSE. John the Apostle walked three years with JESUS CHRIST, when CHRIST was on Earth, but when he faced CHRIST in the vision of Revelation 1, he fainted with fear.
Jesus Christ will see His believers/saints/church through the Tribulation. He will never leave them or forsake them, (Hebrews 13:5) and He said, "Lo, I am with you always, even unto the END OF THE AGE." (Matthew 28:20) Glory to GOD, He even provides Armor!! (Ephesians 6)
He who hinders and restrains in 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7, is most likely Michael the Archangel, not the Church or the Holy Spirit. (Daniel 12:1 Revelation 12:7-12)
THE GATHERING OF THE ELECT
Jesus Christ will roar out of Zion, (Heaven) with a shout. (Joel 3:l6 Amos l:2) He will "send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet (7th Trumpet?) and they shall "GATHER" His Elect from the four winds and from one end of Heaven to the other". (Matthew 24:3l) This will be a glorious event. His Coming in power and radiant glory will be so great that the dark sky will break into brilliant Shining from the Light of His Godly Presence, like lightning in a storm. Christ will descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and the trump of God. I Thessalonians 4:17 says the dead in Christ and those alive shall all be caught up together in clouds to 'meet Him in the air', to be with Him forever. It is understood that the word for 'air', in the Greek, can also mean, 'breath of life'. Who gives life? 'Clouds' can mean clouds of witnesses as in Hebrews l2:l. I Corinthians l5:50-53 says people are 'changed' in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump (7th Trumpet). This means physical bodies being changed to new spiritual heavenly bodies, like Christ's glorious body. (Philippians 3:21) Why? Because I Corinthians 15:50 says flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. It doesn't mention any lifting out at all, couldn't it mean being changed instantly, right here on Earth, in Christ's Presence at His Coming? II Thessalonians 2:1 says when Christ comes, there will then be a GATHERING. I Thessalonians 4:14 and Zechariah l4:5 say that Christ will bring His Saints with Him when He comes, those who are now in His Presence. (II Corinthians 5:8) (Matthew 24:30-3l I Thessalonians 4:13-17 Revelation l4:l4-l6)
What is the THE TRIBBER VIEWPOINT?