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ARE YOU READY? WE ARE HEADING IN TO THE GREAT TRIBULATION
How good are you at reading signs? Jesus expects his disciples to read the signs of the times accurately!
Jesus warns us that there are consequences for being unprepared. We will not be prepared to meet the Lord, face to face when he calls us unless we listen to him today. As in Jesus' story of the Ten Virgins (Matt 25:1-13) being caught off-guard.
Do you allow your work to totally absorb you and to keep you from the thought of God?
PLEASE DON'T BE ASLEEP. READ THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES.
It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man.[e] That number is 666. Revelation 13:16 to 18 NIV.
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A little note from Simon Brown regarding the world economy and debt.
It is the date of 4.08.2011 on Obama's 50th birthday that I am here writing this note. What did Obama say to offend God and his people?
We switch on our TV sets and all we hear is one country after another struggling to pay their massive debts. In fact, we don't hear one country but two or more countries all together going bust and then we hear about another two or more going bust and struggling to pay their debt and desperately looking for ways to borrow more money to get themselves into more debt than they are already in.
As I watch the news right now they say that markets have dived and the USA including us in the UK are sliding back into recession. All recently triggered off by the USA defaulting with their debts.
I could see this trouble was coming when I sold my business in 2005 which is why I never started up another business. I'm not saying I am perfect and I made all the right decisions after retiring from my work but I can say confidently that what I believed with the economy going the way it has, I was correct.
In fact my wife, daughter and I went to Spain and put a deposit on two wonderful properties surrounded by a golf course and only minutes away from the beach.
Identical property we put a deposit on.
It was our dream to retire and escape wet and windy England. However weeks after leaving a deposit I started to believe I made the wrong decision.
Something in my mind was telling me that we were coming into a recession, I decided not to take the chance and retire in Spain and to stay in England instead. I believed it was better to lose my deposits of around 10,000 euros than lose everything. Well, can you believe one year or so later we experienced a credit crunch which took the USA and UK into recession and I learnt that many people who had started a business in Spain were going bust and the properties prices had fallen to half the price that they had paid. I realised that was a close shave as I watched the many programmes on television about people in Spain who retired there and then lost every thing. I thanked God, realising that could have been me and my family. I thanked God for the small voice in my head telling me to stay in the UK and I was so grateful.
I have talked to so many people about this for many years and nearly all think it is just a blip that it will blow over and recover. I tell them if you’re doing well now to save what money they can because it won’t get better just worse. I have said this to many of my friends and members of my family even to the builders who built my house and you know what all they do is laugh or go quiet because they think I’m a lunatic.
With some I even go further and tell them why I believe it that is if I can keep their attention and hold them down long enough. I believe it will not get better but worse. I tell them this because I believe what the Bible states and that the Bible makes it absolutely clear that we are coming into a time called THE GREAT TRIBULATION also known as end times or last days.
As I am saying this, they go dead quiet and then look straight through me. I must go now they say, or they quickly change the subject. I continually say the same to my mother and father in laws that we are in the last days but it is like talking to my pet dogs, in fact, I get a better response from my pet dogs at least they try to listen even though they don't understand.
I used to often think WHY can’t they see or believe me or understand what is going on in this world and then my memory reminds me why. I am only trying to help them and warn them of the dangers ahead.
The Bible makes it absolutely clear in many places of its 66 books.
What does the Bible say?
John 12:40 New International Version (NIV) "He has blinded their eyes and deadened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn—and I would heal them."
Many people are blind. How can that be? Perhaps the Bible can give us some answers. Consider this verse; 2 Corinthians 4 V 4, “The God of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” The Bible says that the god of this age is Satan. 2 Corinthians 3 V 14, “But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed because only in Christ is it taken away. Even to this day when Moses is read a veil covers their hearts, but whenever anyone turns to the Lord the veil is taken away.” The Bible is telling us that we are blinded from the truth until we accept Jesus. Matthew 23 V 24,
You see friends, Jesus made it absolutely clear unless you believe and accept Jesus Christ you will not know the truth or understand what is going on in this world. Don't take my word for this lets have a look at one more of many Bible verses.
The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?”
He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. This is why I speak to them in parables: ‘Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.’
In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: ‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.
For this people’s heart have become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’
What I find more troubling and surprising is that I say the same thing to my Christian friends that I believe we are in the very last days and to my surprise some get offended and refuse to accept what I am saying. I had a close Christian friend who visited me telling me how busy he was and that he was having trouble coping with all the work he had. I told him that's good but save up because things will change we are in the last days and the world will go bust. Knowing he is a Christian and never fails to go to church I believed he was aware of this. But to my surprise he was so offended he left my home quicker then a Ferrari and wouldn't talk to me for some time. What did I say wrong?
One or two years later his country went bust and then several years later i saw him and he told me he didn’t have much work and things were getting bad. If only he had believed me in the beginning.
What I don't understand is that Christians should know better. I'm no scientist but I believe what the Bible tells us.
Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.Matthew 24:32-34.
I truly believe that the whole economy will collapse although we can't set an exact date, the signs are here and clear. The USA are the worlds greatest problem I believe. It is not a fact of will the USA go bust but the fact rather being when will the USA go bust? I will tell you why I believe this shortly. You see the USA is so big that when they go down the lights will start to go out around the whole world like a row of dominoes effect, knock the first one down, which is the main one, the whole lot go down.
My wife who works at a well known bank asked one of her work colleagues what would happen if the USA went bust. He said the value of houses would be reduced down to next to nothing and there will be massive repossessions. Unemployment would climb to record levels and it would have a serious knock on effect through out the whole world which would be catastrophic.
Now look at what Jesus said over 2000 years ago.
"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 24:21 King James Version (KJV)
"This is going to be trouble on a scale beyond what the world has ever seen, or will see again. If these days of trouble were left to run their course, nobody would make it. But on account of God's chosen people, the trouble will be cut short." Matthew 24: 21-22 The Message (MSG)
How interesting although I believe it will be much worse than Emma 's colleague says, these verses written 2000 years ago above are similar to what Emma my wife was told by her colleague by someone who has never read the Bible and does not believe or know what the Bible states about THE GREAT TRIBULATION.
Here is just one of many good reasons to believe this. I quote Gaines of [b]www.kjvbible.org
It has been about 2,000 years (prophetic days 5 and 6) since the Lord first came to save us from the power of sin and death. That means that his return is VERY close. Keep in mind that although our modern calendar is already past the year 2,000, it has not really been a full 2,000 years since the first coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. The history of the Gregorian calendar reveals that there are years missing. Even before that, a year was skipped between 1 B.C. and 1 A.D. (There was no 0 year.) Although we can't set an exact date, we can be sure that the seventh prophetic day is soon to dawn upon this sin-cursed world, and the great tribulation (seven years) could begin at almost any time. Is this a faithful prediction? Certainly, because observance of the seventh day Sabbath was a part of the "Ten Commandments", a part of the LAW of God: READ MORE CLICK HERE
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A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, 10 they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.” 12 This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus. Revelation 14:9 to 12 NIV.
Dear friends do you know the Lord Jesus yet? Time is running out FAST in this evil world. God is always listening, and he will be there for you when you choose to speak to him.
God's there, listening for all who pray, for all who pray and mean it. Psalm 145:18, The Message (MSG) All I ask is that you don’t wait UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE. Watch this Video and Surrender Your Heart To God because He LovesYOU AND WILL SAVE YOUR SOUL.
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” Psalm 53:1
Thank you for reading this article. May the Lord God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob bless you in Jesus name I pray.
Simon and Emma Brown.
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Posted: 27/11/2011 14:13 Updated: 29/11/2011 2:37
Re: ARE YOU READY? WE ARE HEADING IN TO THE GREAT TRIBULA...
The reason I ask is because I believe we will be taken out of here before the 7 years of tribulation which includes "the tribulation" (the first 3 1/2 years) and "the great tribulation" (the second 3 1/2) years. However I saw this article on your website which suggests just by the title alone that the rapture won't happen when I believe it to happen by study of scripture. http://www.realdiscoveries.org/module ... icles/item.php?itemid=275
In Christ Michael -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: dJ_ Subject: Dear Michael, Thank you for your kind comments.
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 18:22:10 -0500
Dear Michael, Thank you for your kind comments.
My answer to your question is, I am a PRE TRIBBER which means I believe that Jesus will take the true born again believers at the beginning or just before the tribulation. which could be at any time
May God Bless you in Jesus name
Simon and Emma
Posted: 25/10/2011 0:09 Updated: 25/10/2011 6:55
Re: ARE YOU READY? WE ARE HEADING IN TO THE GREAT TRIBULA...
Hi Simon. I find your story about retiring to Spain and your cautionary look to the future to be quite interesting. Many analysts, here in the States, had predicted the economic calamity well in advance of 2008, but few paid head. Our country is nearly $15 trillion in debt (of which will never be paid) and the signs are that we are headed for a double dip recession and our elected officials are just fine sticking their heads in the sand. All the while, millions of Americans are looking for another "Hope and Change" politician to save them and give them the material things we like to call "necessities". OOPS!!! Better get off my soapbox. :) Anyway, I understand your cautionary sentiment. I am learning more and more everyday that God and his son Jesus are the only ones that can give us the spiritual nourishment and necessities we require.
Re: ARE YOU READY? WE ARE HEADING IN TO THE GREAT TRIBULA...
Hi Simon I am sorry Simon, but my hope is different and I do not want to listen to negative extremist about the future, no one knows what is coming and my hope is a better live for everybody and things will get slowly. better and we will come out of this. This negativity about the future does not do good to anyone and this is not what Christian live is about.
If you have put your hope in this life, as you have, instead of Jesus, then you are in terrible trouble.
Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternity. John 12:25
Wesley's Notes 12:25 He that loveth his life - More than the will of God; shall lose it eternally: and he that hateth his life - In comparison of the will of God, shall preserve it. Mt 10:39.
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible He that loveth his life shall lose it,.... The sense is, that whoever is so in love with this present temporal life, as to be anxiously careful of it, and takes all precautions to secure it; and rather than to expose it to any danger, chooses to deny the faith of Christ, and desert his cause and interest; as such an one shall not long enjoy this life, so he shall come short of an eternal one: and he that hateth his life in this world: on the other hand, whoever seems careless about it, and not to consult the safety of it, but is unconcerned about it; yea, as if he was throwing it away, as of no great moment and significancy, rather than do anything to preserve it, which would be scandalous to himself, and be dishonourable to his Lord and master; he shall keep it unto life eternal: he shall be preserved in his temporal life, in a remarkable manner, until he has done the will and work of God, notwithstanding all attempts upon it; and he shall appear to have that spiritual life, which is the beginning and pledge of, and which springs up unto, and issues in eternal life; and that he shall enjoy in the world to come. This Christ said to let his disciples and followers know, that they must suffer and die, as well as he, though not on the same account, and for the self-same reasons; and that their sufferings and death in his cause, and for his Gospel, would turn to their advantage.
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 12:20-26 In attendance upon holy ordinances, particularly the gospel passover, the great desire of our souls should be to see Jesus; to see him as ours, to keep up communion with him, and derive grace from him. The calling of the Gentiles magnified the Redeemer. A corn of wheat yields no increase unless it is cast into the ground. Thus Christ might have possessed his heavenly glory alone, without becoming man. Or, after he had taken man's nature, he might have entered heaven alone, by his own perfect righteousness, without suffering or death; but then no sinner of the human race could have been saved. The salvation of souls hitherto, and henceforward to the end of time, is owing to the dying of this Corn of wheat. Let us search whether Christ be in us the hope of glory; let us beg him to make us indifferent to the trifling concerns of this life, that we may serve the Lord Jesus with a willing mind, and follow his holy example.
Sorry you are a chrange man, your got it all wrong. Einar
07 October 2011 10:25
Truth springs from the earth, And righteousness looks down from heaven. Psalm 85:11 Barnes' Notes on the Bible:
Truth shall spring out of the earth - As plants do - for this is the meaning of the word. The blessings of truth and righteousness would be like the grass, the shrubs, the flowers, which spring up from the ground - and like the, rain and the sunbeams which come from heaven. Truth would spring up everywhere, and abound in all lands, as plants, and shrubs, and grass spring up all over the earth.
Matthew 27:51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split.
THE SEAL AT THE GARDEN TOMB. - Matthew 27:65 "Take a guard," Pilate answered. "Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how." 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.
Matthew 27.33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).
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