As The World Grows Ever Crazier, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Nearly every day people ask me if I think it's a good idea to stockpile food and water, or to take money out of the bank, or to move to a "safe location" (wherever that may be). People are afraid, and that fear increases every day both in strength and intensity. They want answers, they want solutions, they want to know that they will be safe. So what do I tell them? I tell them this.
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We live in increasingly scary times, but we need not be fearful of anything or anyone.

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJV)

In just a few days it will be September, a month where over a dozen things potentially related to Bible prophecy will take place. Currently, the stock market in on a wild, roller coaster ride and preppers are kicking into overdrive. ISIS grows ever more evil, and Obama is about to hand Iran all the ingredients needed to successfully build nuclear missiles. To say that we are living in wild times is an understatement to say the least. These are the end times, leaping off the pages of Scripture.

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“After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.” Revelation 4:1 (KJV)

Nearly every day people ask me if I think it’s a good idea to stockpile food and water, or to take money out of the bank, or to move to a “safe location” (wherever that may be). People are afraid, and that fear increases every day both in strength and intensity. They want answers, they want solutions, they want to know that they will be safe. So what do I tell them? I tell them this.

We should be aware of our surroundings and the events taking place in our world. NTEB reports on stories related to the end times 3-5 times per day every day since 2009. Sometimes our stories are hard to read due to the intense nature of what we write about. But the overarching theme of everything we do here is to point people to Jesus Christ. He is our hiding place, our hope, our redeemer, our rescuer, our Saviour, and our friend. Nearly every one of the apostles died at the executioner’s hand, they endured hard persecution for their faith in the Lord. They had no easy ride just because they knew Him face to face, and neither do we.

“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:” 1 Peter 2:21 (KJV)

If you are unsaved,  you need to get saved, plain and simple. Nothing this world can do to you will come close to matching the tortures of eternal Hell. So get saved while the offer is still extended. If you are saved but not serving the Lord, why not? While it’s true that you can never lose your salvation, you can lose your rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ. What concerns you more, stockpiling food and water or witnessing to the lost to see them get saved? If God tells you to stockpile supplies then by all means do it, but can you give me a verse for it? Last time I checked this was still our doctrine:

“Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:6-8 (KJV)

Are you “willing to be absent from your body” so you can be with the Lord? Remember when churches used to sing “this world is not my home, I’m just a passing through…”? We need to get back to that type of Biblical thinking, I fear we have forgotten that we are only supposed to be “strangers and pilgrims” in this world. Not scared, little prepping hoarders living in safe houses as the world goes to Hell all around us. If you want to prep for something, start prepping for Heaven and do the work He has called you to do.

We live in increasingly scary times, but we need not be fearful of anything or anyone. We serve the risen Lord Jesus Christ, and we are eternally sealed unto the day of redemption. We are called to be salt and light to a lost and dying world. So stop living in fear, and start boldly sharing your faith in Jesus Christ while an open door remains. Order a box of NTEB Gospel Tracts and go hand them out on the street.

“Only one life, ’twill soon be past. And only what’s done for Christ will last”. Can I get an amen?

NTEB is run by end times author and editor-in-chief Geoffrey Grider. Geoffrey runs a successful web design company, and is a full-time minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to running NOW THE END BEGINS, he has a dynamic street preaching outreach and tract ministry team in Saint Augustine, FL.
  • Weezie

    I agree with what you shared. We need to be led by the Holy Spirit in all things to God’s glory…but if you want scripture for preparation I believe that is what Joseph did for the seven lean years and that was wisdom. Whether we have food or not is not the ultimate aim…being right with God is the priority. Be blessed and I want you to know how much I appreciate NTEB.

    • Yes, Joseph did prepare for 7 years. But Noah built a boat. Should we start doing that as well? The apostle Paul is our apostle, the Bible says so. Where in his writings do we see prepping? Paul did the opposite, he walked away from a cushy lifestyle to serve the Lord and became homeless and dependent on the love gifts of the people he preached to. Should we not also do likewise?

      Thanks for writing!

      • jeanna isom

        amen

      • Jeryl

        Our trust should always be in the Lord. However, God expects us to take care of those we love. Why can’t you do both? A great old evangelist once said, “Plan like Christ is coming in 20 years, but live like he’s coming today.”

      • Steve

        Geoffrey – I think you hit all aspects of why we don’t need to store-up anything – first and foremost – Jesus Christ, and the reasons you names. But here is another thought: let’s just say I store-up enough food and water for my wife and I to survive one year (or five years), and the economy collapses. How many of my sons, daughters, brothers and sisters, neighbors will I watch and see die while I am hiding and consuming our food? My answer is none: so our stored-up food will gone in less than a week. Trust in Jesus!

        • Steve, you are so right! I say, store up as much as you can without expecting your family to do without now. Amen.

      • Fret Not Thyself, Psalm 37

        No, Christ’s Cross is the fulfillment of Noah’s Ark, even stating,”in me you might have peace, in the world you shall have tribulation, be of good cheer I have overcome the world.” I was young in the faith when I first received the Death Rider Prophecy 1996, described as to come upon mankind’s and I quote, “abominable, detestable lives, lands and churches for they’d forsaken God,” this was the first time they used those two words ‘abominable, ‘detestable, with me, see the Prophet Ezekiel.
        Then just as soon the Holy Spirit instructed me out of Psalm 37 and I quote, “fret not thyself, rather Trust, Delight and Commit, and I shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light and thy judgments(forth telling) as the noon day. Only God can tell you cataclysms of this manner are coming, though you’re not to fret thyself, The, Our Great Deliverer Reigns. Beware, Apb, The RAM, http://www.intrepiddream2001.blogspot.com

    • Keith

      The “prepping” that Joseph did was solely for the saving of Israel during the famine and not for personal reasons. It started because of a dream God gave to the Pharaoh that only Joseph could interpret. That saving of the Egyptians is what made Joseph’s family welcome in Egypt and the rest is…..

    • Liane

      Amen! We need to share the Gospel of Christ! Be expectant for the Rapture of the Church, be faithful, live holy, be patient for the coming of the Lord! Be Blessed!!!

    • Yes, sensible preventative preparing…not hoarding. Medicine, first-aid supplies, enough food to last 3 weeks-3 months is not too difficult for any family to do. Sensible planning in case of earthquake, other natural catastrophes…take inventory as the head of the house to get these things covered as a normal way of life.

  • PennyK

    Amen~

  • bremertonchristian

    “My treasures are laid up, somewhere beyond the blue”. One of the first songs I ever memorized. My new favorite is “In Christ Alone”, just cant get enuff of that song. It tells the whole story. Well a summary anyway. Geoffe, I am having trouble with dispensationalism. I don’t understand; how was Adam saved, how was Abraham saved, how was David saved, how was Daniel saved, how was John the Baptist saved, how were the apostles saved? I know how we are saved. Thanks for the work you do. Still learning, Curtis

    • Adam and Eve were saved when God made them coats of skin in a type of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. Abraham was saved because he believed God. Noah was saved by a boat, a type of the Pretrib Rapture of the Church. Moses was given the Law. John the Baptist and Peter preached salvation by a combination of repentance, baptism and belief. In our dispensation under Paul, who Jesus hand-picked in Acts 9 to lead us, we are saved by NOTHING but salvation by grace through faith and nothing else. We are the Body of Christ, something different and unique and not like any other dispensation in the Bible. The people who get saved in the Tribulation are not part of the Body of Christ. The Rapture shuts that door. This is why rightly dividing is SO important!

      • bremertonchristian

        Thanks brother.

        • mike watchinski

          Every one of them exercised “faith” in the word of God.

      • Jim Black

        IMMINENT/ANYTIME PRE TRIB RAPTURE IS NOT SCRIPTURAL

        All Dictionaries define imminent as, “very close at hand, near, about to happen, threateningly near, impending, etc.” According to this definition, the rapture should have happened shortly after Paul revealed this mystery in the first century (1 Cor. 15:51,52). It would also rule out an “anytime” rapture. Imminency requires a known event to arrive, or be fulfilled within a very short time span. Hurricane Sandy was imminent a few hours before it hit land, not when it was forming far out in the Atlantic. The meteorologists could predict its arrival almost precisely based on steering influences, storm speed, rising sea level and other signs which clearly told them when it would hit land. The same applies to the rapture. The signs that immediately precede redemption of the church are seen in Matt. 24:29,30, Luke 21:25-28 and Rev. 6:12-17 at the end of the tribulation period.

        POST TRIBULATION IMMINENCY IS SCRIPTURAL

        Scripture reveals that imminency has a place within a small time frame at the end of the tribulation, assuming that redemption is the rapture.

        “Immediately after the tribulation of those days…they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds in power and great glory.” (Matt. 24:29,30)

        “When you see these things happening, look up and lift your heads, for your redemption draws near.” (Luke 21:28)

        “…even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our bodies.” (Rom. 8:23, see also Eph. 1:14, 4:30)

        What is the redemption of our bodies but the rapture? If so, then it cannot happen before the tribulation. Perhaps a better word for anticipating it is “expectancy,” moving to “imminency,” “Immediately AFTER the tribulation of those days.”

        Challenge open to you or anyone to show how the rapture is imminent NOW, or in the past.

        • Our Top 5 Reasons Why Matthew 24 Cannot Be Talking About The Rapture Of The Church: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=32798

        • Maria

          Paul said that God has not appointed us for wrath, but for salvation. In Rev 3 its says there will be a time of testing for all those who dwell on the earth. Jesus said that when we see all the signs he spoke about, to look up for our redemption is very near. The parable of the wise and foolish virgins is a picture of the rapture of the church as is the snatching away of those who are living on the earth when Jesus returns in the clouds. Note in the clouds, his feet dont touch the ground. One will be taken, another left, one woman will be grinding wheat ie working one will be left and other taken. Another picture of the rapture. Paul says I will tell you a mystery…… we shall be harpazo (snatched away suddently) to be with the Lord. How many more scriptures verify the removal of the Bride before the Great Tribulation.

        • Heather

          God’s judgements will be from the beginning of the seven year tribulaion to the end. It is the Lord who releases the seals on an evil, unbelieving, wicked last generation. Is this going to be a good thing? No, of course not. It’s judgment. It’s the beginning of His judgments/ wrath.

          Revelation 6:1-2 (KJV)

          6 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

          2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a
          crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

          God is a righteous God. He will not allow the Bride of Christ to go through the tribulation.

          Genesis 18 : 20-26 KJV

          20 And the Lord said, because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and
          because their sin is so grievous;

          21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to
          the cry of it, which has come unto me; and if not, I will know.

          22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went towards Sodom: but
          Abraham stood yet before the Lord.

          23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

          24 Peradventure there be 50 righteous within the city: wilt though also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?

          25 That be FAR FROM THEE to do after this manner, TO SLAY THE RIGHTEOUS
          WITH THE WICKED: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of the earth do right?

          26 And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will
          spare all the place for their sakes.

          The tribulation is the time of Jacobs trouble, not the time of the Churches trouble!
          It’s ridiculous saying the Body of Christ will go through the tribulation. None of us knows just how horrible it’s going to be, (though from scripture, we have an idea) as Jesus said it would be a time like the world has never known, nor would ever know again.

          • David Hamilton

            The tribulation isn’t God’s wrath. If it is anyone’s wrath it is Satan’s who will have been cast down to earth at this time and lashing out in anger against God’s people, knowing his time is very short.

            God’s wrath happens at the same time as the rapture: “after the tribulation of those days” (Jesus’ words, not mine). The end time is described as being similar to the days of Noah and Lot.

            While this describes the state of the world, what else is important about these two situations? When did God’s wrath fall upon the first world system? The same day he closed the door behind Noah. What about Lot? The angels physically dragged Lot out (snatched?) and then the wrath of God fell upon the cities of that valley the same day.

            The Bible says MANY different times that we will face trials and persecution–even death. What about the tribulation is there that is beneath a Christian to suffer? Not at the hands of God, but the antichrist…

            Jesus removes us at the sixth seal–then you see the Lord’s wrath poured out upon the earth (7 trumpets/bowls).

            If you read the prophets and the first three Gospels, the descriptions given for the Day of the Lord all fall in line with the descriptions given in the Revelation.

            Read the Word of God literally without a preconceived idea, and take it for exactly what it says. Don’t twist it to fit an extremely misguided theory. Always use Bible to support Bible, and never use the absence of a word as a foundational “proof” for a doctrinal issue.

          • Heather

            Luke 17:26-37King James Version (KJV)

            26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

            27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

            28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

            29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

            30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

            31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.

            32 Remember Lot’s wife.

            33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

            34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

            35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

            36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

            37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.

            I highly dought people are going to be planning weddings, getting married, planting gardens, and building houses at the end of the tribulation. Doesn’t fit.

      • David Hamilton

        All were saved the same way: Through Faith.

        Gen 15:6–And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

        Rom 4:3–For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

        Gal 3:6–Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

        Read Hebrews chapter 11. From the beginning, Abel (by faith), Enoch (by faith), Noah (by faith), Abraham (by faith), Sara (by faith), Isaac, Jacob, Esau, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Rahab, Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthae, David, Samuel…

        See the trend? Concerning Adam, notice he wasn’t mentioned. He is the only man saved by sight and God’s grace instead of faith and God’s grace. It’s God’s grace that saves us, it’s our belief (faith) in Him that allows us to receive that grace.

      • -I like to believe they were saved the moment they believed in the coming of the woman’s seed, announced as the forgiveness of their sins, as was promised to them of God their Creator. That all dispensations practiced in righteousness looked to the fulfillment of this Promised Seed, see Gen. 3, Gal. 4:4-7, I Tim. 2:15, Roman 10:9, 10.

        God Is Not Mocked

        -The Holy Spirit will tell you I’m absolutely devastated heart, mind and soul regarding the reality of hell. Though just recently while my grandchildren 12, 11, 8 shared their next door neighbor reminding them there is a hell also reminded them of me, their grandmother warning them of the same thing.
        -I then reminded them that’s its in the bible, that as surely as the Genesis teach us God created man and breath into him the breath of life making him a Living Soul. The book of revelation tells us how this Self-Same God will cast into a lake of fire burning with brimstone this selfsame man if he doesn’t repent and transform unto a righteous life, Jesus Christ, because the soul that sin cannot inherit God’s Kingdom. AWAKE! Apb, The RAM, http://www.repentnow2011.blogspot.com http://www.2015zechariaholivet.blogspot.com

        • Please do not use NTEB to solicit money from people, thank you.

    • Jeryl

      In every dispensation, salvation is by grace through faith. That never changes. Those before the cross looked to the coming Savior. Those of use after the cross, look back to the Risen Savior.

  • Allison Webster

    “May be” the last days also means “may not be.” We may be nowhere near the final 7 years; it could be decades from now, perhaps even more than a century. The best thing to do is to live like there will be no pre-tribulation rapture, only a “calling up” at the Last Trumpet. Stay close to God, trust him to lead you, guide you through the Tribulation period within a “safe place” (even if that safe place is a radioactive city where you will survive unscathed by Faith [not unlike Daniel in the lion’s Den]. Trust God to call you home when your time comes, whether it be through natural death, an ISIS axe, or the sound of the Last Trumpet.

    • Well, any day could be a person’s “last day”, right? You or I could die tomorrow, so let’s live today in that manner and make it count for the Lord!

      • Gerardo Rivera

        Amen x 1,000,000,000

        Any day can be our last day. Personally, I rather be surprised by the Rapture. Live every day for Jesus, as death could visit you any day. And if I am just working one day and I suddenly find myself floating in the air, hallelujah! But I’m living life like I’ll be another saint who fell asleep before it happens, getting that Gospel out there and living that Gospel to show it works!

        May we all do the same!

    • Jim Black

      Hi Allison,

      2017 could be the beginning of the final seven years. Visit “endtimepilgrim.com. (May be .org) He presents strong evidence based on the feast days and the fact that 2017 is a Jubilee year.

      You’re right on about the Lord taking care of His own during the tribulation (Rev. 3:8,10).

      • Heather

        This is the problem with not rightly dividing the word of truth.

        Ephesians 1:9-14King James Version (KJV)

        9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure
        which he hath purposed in himself:

        10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all
        things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

        11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to
        the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

        12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

        13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

        14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased
        possession, unto the praise of his glory.

        Revelation 13 : 16-17
        16 And he causeth all both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads.

        17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

        1 Timothy 5 : 8
        But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

        Revelation 14 : 9-10
        9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, if ANY MAN worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

        10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.

        So what do you do with Body of Christ? There not there. They are in heaven, and they are there before the seals are broken!

        Revelation 5:9-10 KJV
        And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to loose the seals thereof : for thou wast slain, and hast REDEEMED US TO GOD BY THY BLOOD OUT OF EVERY KINDRED, AND TONGUE, AND PEOPLE, AND NATION;
        10 AND HAST MADE KINGS AND PRIEST : AND WE SHALL REIGN ON THE EARTH.

    • Heather

      Allison, so for your watchers crown

      2 Timothy 4:8(KJV)

      8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

      Revelation 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

  • Anton Kruger

    AMEN!!!
    Anton
    South Africa.

    • Please share this with all your African friends and neighbors!

    • jarred

      amen!
      Jarred
      South Africa.

      We must share, many here supporting lgbt and new age and getting caught up in racial tensions. We must be salt and light here, as it’s getting very dark.

  • Amen!

  • Dickens Cheung

    AMEN my brother! Maranatha!

  • kristina

    the world is a bridge,

    walk upon it –

    but don`t build a house on it!

    • Jeryl

      Amen!

  • Greg

    A BIG Amen from a fellow believer. Great article!

  • Sola Scriptura

    Jesus and the Father promise that they will help us make it to the end…completing the good work that they began. Here are the scriptures:

    http://followingjesuschrist3.com/2014/09/18/jesus-and-the-father-will-help-us-make-it-to-the-end/

    • God does not “help us make it to the end”, rather at salvation He SEALED US IN so our end would be assured. He doesn’t do some of it, or most of it, He does ALL of it. All of the saving and all of the keeping. “That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:12-14 (KJV)

      • Jim Black

        Brother Geoff,

        Salvation is not the issue for the church during the tribulation. Being KEPT from the evil one is (John 17:15,20, Rev. 3:10). This does not mean that Christians will not experience tribulation, persecution, suffering and martyrdom, like so many Christians in the middle east today. The Lord will give grace and strength not to deny Jesus under trying circumstances. That is the overcomer.

      • Sola Scriptura

        The point is, that he keeps his promises and finishes what he started. It is not on us…it is on him. We do not have to rely on ourselves but the one who made us and loves us. Whatever we must endure, Jesus Christ will be with us to the end.

    • Jim Black

      That’s right, Sola. Jesus is with us ALWAYS and will “keep” us through whatever the world throws at us, now or in the tribulation (Rev. 3:10)

      Some mistranslate the word “keep” in this verse. It does not mean to keep out of tribulation, but that God keeps the believer in and through it.

      Lord bless

      • Sola Scriptura

        Exactly. I do not know what we will endure, but he has promised us that if the world hated him it will hate us too. He has promised us tribulation and suffering…but also a great weight of glory that our minds cannot even conceive. The point is that he has us…fully. Thanks for the encouragement my brother.

      • servant of The Lord

        Dear Brethren, Please Standfast and keep ALL GOD’S COMMANDMENTS AND STATUTES SACRED!!! AND SPREAD THE LOVE AND WORD OF GOD THE FATHER IN HEAVEN TO ALL, FAR AND NEAR!!! SIR JIM BLACK, MY FELLOW BROTHER IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, PLEASE READ REVELATION 3:10 AGAIN FROM YOUR KING JAMES HOLY BIBLE, BECAUSE YOU WILL FINALLY SEE THAT THIS IS A PROMISE FROM OUR LORD AND SAVIOR CHRIST JESUS, THAT HE WILL “”KEEP US FROM”” ,KEEP US FROM, KEEP US FROM!!! JUST NEED TO SHOW THAT OUR LORD “”KEEPS US FROM THE HOUR OF TRIAL THAT TESTS THOSE LEFT BEHIND THAT DWELL ON THE EARTH, OUR LORD DOES NOT PROTECT US THROUGH IT, SIR JIM BLACK, YOU SAY THROUGH THROUGH, BUT OUR LORD AND SAVIOR CHRIST JESUS SAYS “” HE WILL KEEP US FROM FROM FROM IT SIR, NOT THROUGH IT, MEANING RAPTURE RAPTURE RAPTURE SIR, THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD IS THE WRATH OF GOD THE FATHER IN HEAVEN PUT ON THOSE LEFT BEHIND , AND ONLY UNBELIEVERS AND FALSE EVANGELISTS WILL BE LEFT BEHIND!!! REMEMBER LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ONLY GOD CAN IMPOSE HIS WILL, satan ONLY HAS LEEWAY FROM THE FATHER TO DO his falsehoods here on earth, but THE 7 YEARS IS GOD’S WRATH, JUST OPEN YOUR HOLY BIBLE TO BOOK OF REVELATION AND ONE WILL VERY VERY EASILY SEE HOW THE WRATH OF GOD THE FATHER IS LAID OUT ON THE EARTH FOR 7 YEARS BEFORE OUR LORD AND SAVIOR CHRIST JESUS COMES BACK AT ARMAGEDDON WITH THE RAPTURED SAINTS, CHRIST JESUS IN ALL HIS GLORY WILL CONSUME the antichrist and FALSE prophet and all their followers with “” THE WORD OF GOD, MEANING HE WILL JUST SPEAK AND THEY WILL BE CONSUMED WITH THE BRIGHTNESS OF HIS COMING!!! REMEMBER, HOW COULD THERE EVER BE A POST TRIBULATION RAPTURE; JUST THINK ABOUT IT, IF OUR LORD QND SAVIOR CHRIST JESUS CAME FOR HIS FAITHFUL BRETHREN POST TRIBULATION, THEN HE WOULD RAPTURE US FOR HOW LONG 1 HOUR BEFORE COMING BACK WITH US AT ARMAGEDDON AND 1000 YEAR REIGN ON EARTH??? NO NO NO,HE RAPTURES US BEFORE 7 YEAR WRATH!!! IF ONE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT CHRISTIANITY, THEN ONE KNOWS THAT WE HAVE HEBREW ROOTS FROM OUR LORD AND SAVIOR CHRIST JESUS!!! SO THE CHURCH AGE IS ALL ABOUT A BETROTHAL BETWEEN CHRIST JESUS THE GROOM AND THE CHURCH THE BRIDE OF CHRIST, SO THE CHURCH IS IN BETROTHAL STAGE WITH OUR LORD AND SAVIOR CHRIST JESUS, MEANING WE ARE ENGAGED TO BE MARRIED, THE WEDDING SUPPER OF THE LAMB LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, SO HEBREW TRADITION IS THAT WHEN THE GROOM COMES AND KNOCKS ON THE DOOR OF THE BRIDE TO BE, THEN THE BRIDE TO BE HAS TO OPEN THE DOOR, OPEN THE DOOR, REMEMBER WHEN CHRIST JESUS KNOCKS ON THE DOOR OF OUR HEARTS, WE HAVE TO LET HIM IN IN ORDER TO START A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM; SO THEN, ONCE THE BRIDE TO BE OPENS THE DOOR AND ACCEPTS THE BETROTHAL, THEN THE FATHER OF THE GROOM HAS PREPARED A CHUPPAH WHEREBY THE BRIDE AND GROOM GO TO THE CHUPPAH OR HOUSE FOR 7 DAYS BEFORE THEIR WEDDING, SO THE SHADOW OF THINGS TO COME FROM BOOK OF MATTHEW IS THE RAPTURE, WHERE GOD THE FATHER IN HEAVEN HAS MANY MANSIONS, IF NOT OUR LORD AND SAVIOR CHRIST JESUS WOULD OF TOLD US SO! SO OUR FATHER TAKES US UP IN OUR CHAMBERS FOR 7 YEARS IN OUR CHUPPAHS WHILE HIS INDIGNATION IS LAID DOWN UPON THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH, BUT REMEMBER MANY PEOPLE WILL COME TO CHRIST DURING TRIBULATION, BUT IT WILL BE VERY VERY VERY HARD BECAUSE WHEN THE RAPTURE OCCURS, THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD THE FATHER WILL BE TAKEN FROM THE EARTH AS WELL, FOR THE ONLY REASON THERE IS NOT HELL ON EARTH NOW IS BECAUSE THE HOLY SPIRIT HOLDS BACK THE WORKINGS of Satan, BUT AFTER RAPTURE, LIKE SHAUL STATES IN THESSALONIANS, only HE who restrains, will do so until HE IS TAKEN AWAY, SO HE WHO RESTRAINS IS OUR LORD AND SAVIOR CHRIST JESUS, AND HE WHO WILL BE TAKEN OUT OF THE WAY IS THE HOLY SPIRIT, THEN AND ONLY THEN WILL the son of perdition, the man of sin be REVEALED!!! PLEASE MY FELLOW BRETHREN, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, STANDFAST AND KEEP ALL GOD’S COMMANDMENTS AND STATUTES SACRED AND SPREAD THE LOVE AND WORD OF GOD THE FATHER IN HEAVEN TO ALL, FAR AND NEAR!!!!!!!!

        • Heather

          Dear brother, servant of the Lord, Amen, Amen and Amen! A few years ago, I took the time to study the 7 Feast of the Lord and the Jewish wedding. I was astonished at what I learned! The Lord blessed me with golden nuggets of wisdom that no amount of money could by. The Jewish wedding mirrors all that you mentioned above..
          Satan is working overtime to deceive. I am hearing more and more Christians say that they “used” to believe in the pre tribulation rapture, but now they have switched to a mid or post tribulation rapture view. I believe there is an agenda to deceive God’s people on this important subject, especially within the last 20 years, and one of the roots of this agenda leads to the Jesuits.
          I will give just 1 example. There is a book that was written by Martin Rosenthal that came out in 1990. The name of the book is,” The Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Church”
          I will quote a couple paragraphs from his book.
          Chapter 19 page 265
          He writes; “Perhaps at this point an important question must be answered. If the thesis of this book is correct, if the Church is to be raptured pre wrath, at the opening of the 7th seal and, therefore, sometime within the 2nd half of the seventieth week of Daniel, why has this position never been enunciated before? Why after only more than 1900 years into the Church age, does this view appear on the scene? Is it simply a new and fanciful position set forth by an extremist? This is a legitimate issue deserving a satisfactory response.
          (Then on page 293, he writes)
          “Within two years many men will be teaching the pre wrath Rapture. Within five years it will be a recognized position. And, if God pleases, within fifteen years it will become a major position of the believing Church- if God gives that many years.”
          Very telling. Also, just a couple other names to mention are Kent Hovind who “used” to believe in the pre tribulation rapture, is now writing books about the pre wrath view. Then there is Roland Rasmussen with his book that came out in 1996 “The Post Trib Pre Wrath Rapture.”
          I am looking for our blessed hope, for our Lord Jesus Christ to appear. I’m not looking for the Antichrist. I am feverently waiting on our Lord Jesus’ return for His Bride. Many who have been deceived into believing the mid or post tribulation rapture are not rightly dividing the word of truth. It also takes away the URGENCY to reach the lost before it’s too late. I would say this is exactly what Satan wants.
          The enemy of our Lord Jesus does not want the truth to be known. When the Rapture happens, they are going to do everything in their power to COVER IT UP!
          God Bless you brother for speaking truth!

          • Moonbay

            You guys are just awesome and with Jesus. Thank You for sharing all this!

        • Servant of The Lord, well said and well said! Amen.

        • Larry / vietnamvet1971

          I agree with your comment and that is what I believe, I have been reading / studying the Wedding Feast and it lines up with your comment. Thank you.

  • Barry Skelton

    If you can’t lose your salvation what about Hebrews 10 verses 26-27

    • All sin we commit is willful, no one has an affair or gets drunk by an accident. When Jesus went to the cross for you, how many of your sins did He pay for?

    • Jim Black

      Hi Barry,

      Are those who sin willfully, on a regular basis, really children of God? I don’t think so. Such cannot PRACTICE sin because the seed of God is in them (1 John 3:6,9, 5:18). Those who practice sin, and think they are children of God, are deceived. Children of God who sin, and we all do occassionally, have an Advocate with the Father who pleads our case before Him: NOT GUILTY. COVERED BY THE BLOOD. The true child of God will mourn over his sin and repent of it. This does not fit the willful sinner.

    • Sola Scriptura

      This is what Paul says about his own salvation:

      “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”
      ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭9:27‬ ‭KJV‬‬
      http://bible.com/1/1co.9.27.kjv

      I also suggest reading the article on the blog below on Grace, Obedience and Salvation to see all the verses that remind us that the road to Jesus is narrow…and few find it:

      http://followingjesuschrist3.com/

    • servant of The Lord

      Yes Sir BARRY, ONE CAN LOSE THEIR SALVATION, BUT I GUESS ONE COULD ARGUE THAT THESE PEOPLE WHO DO FALL AWAY WERE NEVER ACTUALLY SAVED IN THEIR HEARTS, ONLY CHRIST JESUS SEARCHES THE HEARTS OF MEN REMEMBER THIS, BUT BARRY THE HOLY BIBLE THE HOLY WORD OF GOD THE FATHER DOES SAY THAT IF SOMEONE IS SAVED AND FALLS AWAY, THAT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THAT PERSON TO BE SAVED AGAIN BECAUSE THEY WOULD BE PUTTING OUR LORD AND SAVIOR CHRIST JESUS TO SHAME AGAIN TO SHAME AGAIN TO SHAME AGAIN, THAT IS WHAT IT CLEARLY STATES IN HEBREWS 6:4-6, THAT IF ONE BECOMES A PARTAKER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THEN FALLS AWAY, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THAT PERSON TO BE SAVED AGAIN BECAUSE THEY WOULD PUT OUR LORD AND SAVIOR CHRIST JESUS TO AN OPEN SHAME AGAIN, SO IT CLEARLY STATES ONE CAN LOSE THEIR SALVATION LADIES AND GENTLEMEN MY FELLOW BRETHREN!!!!!!!

      • Moonbay

        Well in that case I’m already completely screwed lol!!! Maybe I should go jump off a building right now? Why try? Because I don’t believe that and I would keep loving Jesus. Satan is gonna be so irritated by my praise and worship songs.

  • sparrow59

    Wish I could walk outside right now, look up in the sky, and see what’s depicted in that beautiful picture.

  • yorm

    Geoffrey Grider you mention people saved after the rapture are not part of the Body of Christ. my question is how do you think they will be saved? are you maybe saying just simply by not receiving the mark of the beast they are saved

    • One of the 7 Mysteries given to Paul from Jesus was the mystery of us being the Body of Christ. It was given to no other dispensation before us, and to none after. We are unique in Bible history. When the Rapture happens, the open window of the Age of Grace closes, and returns to what it was under Peter: salvation by faith + baptism + works. That’s Acts 2:38, the same thing John the Baptist preached. The Bible books for the Tribulation will be Matthew, Mark, Luke, Hebrews, James primarily. Those people can absolutely lose their salvation if their works fail. Not taking the Mark will not save you in and of itself. Lots of people will not like the Antichrist just cause they don’t like him, and refuse his Mark on general principles. That’s not salvation. Read Hebrews and James for how people in the Trib will get saved.

      • servant of The Lord

        Sir Geoffrey, I think you still need to clarify that everyone who is SAVED DURING THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION, STILL STILL STILL HAS TO ACCEPT CHRIST JESUS AS THEIR LORD AND SAVIOR OR ELSE ONE CAN NOT BE SAVED, SO EITHER THEY WILL COME TO CHRIST JESUS AS THEIR LORD AND SAVIOR OR THE FATHER WILL NOT ACCEPT THEM AS AN OFFERING HOLY UNTO HIM!!! SO PLEASE MAKE IT CLEAR TO ALL THAT ONE CAN NOT BE SAVED UNLESS THEY CONFESS CHRIST JESUS AS THEIR LORD AND SAVIOR!!!!!!! SO PLEASE MY FELLOW BRETHREN IN CHRIST JESUS, KEEP ALL GOD’S COMMANDMENTS AND STATUTES SACRED AND SPREAD THE LOVE AND WORD OF GOD THE FATHER IN HEAVEN TO ALL, FAR AND NEAR, FOR THERE IS ONLY ONE ONE ONE BLESSED HOPE, CHRIST JESUS THE NAME AVOVE ALL NAMES!!!

        • Servant of the Lord, it is true, and it will happen: And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. Zechariah 12:10

  • AndrewA

    A very good article for the times. A voice of focus towards God and what we should doing for him rather then letting ourselves get brought and moved around by the turbulence in the world. Their is only one Rock you can rest on for protection.

  • charmaine

    AMEN…….

    and Geoffrey we do share your site with our
    South African friends……
    Bless you…..
    Love this site……
    Charmaine/Cape Town

  • Samuel

    the bottom line is salvation for sure. but i don’t think you should sound so anti prepper. we should be prepared to be able to provide for our house & others if needed: Prov 22:3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. 1 Tim 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

    • I am not anti-prepper, my article says “if God called you to prep then do it”. Good advice, doing what God would have you to do.

      • Samuel

        notice i said “sound” so anti prepper. i didn’t think you were so i worded it like that. thanks for the reply & thank you for this great (christian) website and source of news,info. P.S. i’m glad you use the kjv, KJV RULETH ! 🙂

      • Bering Hill

        Geoffrey,
        I think it is important to realize that preparing for tough times is very biblical. Certainly references to Noah and Joseph come to mind, but don’t forget about Acts 11:27-30. Agabus was moved by the spirit to predict there would be great famine in the land of Israel. The believers sent relief. The famine did not occur until the reign of Claudius who ruled from 41 AD until his death in 54 AD. The amount of time from the prediction of Agabus until 41 AD is not clear. But the believers did a “Joseph type” preparation in anticipation of that famine. Matthew 24:7 clearly warns that there will be famine in the last days. Preparing is advisable.

  • Brother Grider,
    Are you going to set an example for the rest of the world like Paul did and walk away from your cushy lifestyle? Are you willing to sell what you have and distribute to the poor so you can have treasure in heaven? Luke 18:22…And when Jesus heard these things, he said unto Mr. Grider, you lack one thing: sell “all” (not some or most but “all”) that you have, and distribute to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven and come and follow me. Somehow, I know that you will have a rebuttal to this comment so you can justify your hypocrisy, just like the Pharisees.

    • Yes, I already have. When the Lord called me to do this in 2009, I was making pretty good money. I left it all to start NTEB, and become homeless as a result. I was on unemployment twice in the last 6 years, drive a 16 year old car and never take a vacation because I can’t afford it. I have given it all up to serve the Lord. I have no regrets and the Lord has given me a worldwide ministry to teach and preach the Bible. But our doctrine is not found in the book of Luke, Paul is our apostle is he not? Can you give me a Pauline verse to base your challenge to me on?

  • Tusitala

    I don’t really care about this world anymore, it is all illusion, deception, so much evil. I think about Jesus returning, I listen for that, I long to see Him. Dear Lord, I only wish I had taken You into my heart years ago, I wish I had been reading my King James… I love You, Jesus, and I know You have a plan for me and that it includes everything that has happened to me, good and bad. You are my everything, Jesus, and there is nothing more I want than to fall at Your feet in adoration and see Your beautiful Face.

    • Sueawatcher

      I feel the same. I really hate what is going on and it gets worse with each day. The only thing that keeps me going is my faith, my friends in Christ, my family, my church, and knowing God is in control over it all. Amen.

  • Larry / vietnamvet1971

    Paul told us to: Wake up, Clean up, & Look UP our Redemption draws NEAR.

  • jarred

    amen!
    Jarred
    South Africa.

    We must share, many here supporting lgbt and new age and getting caught up in racial tensions. We must be salt and light here, as it’s getting very dark.

  • Sueawatcher

    South Africa friends stay strong thru adversity your reward will be great when we go home.

  • We’ve alllowed conditions to become as they are through apathy, gullibility and ignorance. Our God-given free will puts on our shoulders making things as right as we are able–yet, this reliance on Jesus’ return seems to be a way to take a pass on doing the work of making a better world.

    Those who think that just declaring belief gets the reward, IMO, have a thing or two to learn about Christ’s teachings. We are the ones who have the possibility to make a difference. Giving up isn’t the message I got from Christ.

    So here’s what I’m about: http://911JusticeCampaign.org

  • edwitness

    Amen Geoffrey!
    We’ve always grown a garden and canned so we have always had food stored.
    Fear not those who can kill your body. Fear him who can kill your body and soul in hell.
    Perfect love casts out fear.
    Blessings:-}

  • Heather

    I honestly believe that the Lord has been leading some, whom He knows will be snatched up, to prepare now with food, water, medicines and supplies. He will lead many of the tribulation saints to these resources, thus sustaining them, enabling them to witness to others, until His will be accomplished.

    • servant of The Lord

      Dear Brethren, Please Standfast and keep ALL GOD’S COMMANDMENTS AND STATUTES SACRED!!! AND SPREAD THE LOVE AND WORD OF GOD THE FATHER IN HEAVEN TO ALL, FAR AND NEAR!!! YES HEATHER, MY FELLOW SISTER IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, THERE WILL BE MANY STILL WHO COME TO CHRIST JESUS AS THEIR LORD AND SAVIOR DURING THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION, MANY GENTILES AS WELL AS THE ” REMNANT” OF YISRAELITES!!! FOR THESE ARE THE ONES WHO ARE BEHEADED DURING THE TRIBULATION FOR THEIR CONFESSION OF CHRIST JESUS AS THEIR LORD AND SAVIOR; BUT LIKE YOU SAID SISTER HEATHER, I ALWAYS ASK PEOPLE WHAT THEY WILL LEAVE BEHIND AFTER THE RAPTURE FOR THE TO BE TRIBULATION SAINTS THAT WILL BE LEFT BEHIND TO ENDURE THE TRIBULATION, BUT THEY COME TO THEIR SENSES AND TURN THEIR LIVES OVER TO CHRIST JESUS AS LORD AND SAVIOR, BUT THESE SAME TRIBULATION SAINTS WILL NEED FOOD AND WATER TO SURVIVE, ESPECIALLY DURING THE 2ND 3 1\2 YEAR PERIOD OF THE TRIBULATION WHEN the antichrist has his 1260 day reign with his MARK OF THE BEAST! SO PLEASE MY FELLOW BRETHREN, IF EVERY SOUL ON EARTH IS PRECIOUS IN YOUR SIGHT, THEN PLEASE STORE UP WHATEVER YOU CAN , FOR MANY PEOPLE WILL NEED IT, REMEMBER THE RAPTURE HAPPENS FIRSTLY, YOWM HANATZAL ON YOWM TERUW’AH, THEN THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION WILL ENSUE!!! SO WHATEVER MONEY YOU HAVE PLEASE BE GENEROUS AND STORE UP FOR ONES THAT WILL COME TO CHRIST DURING 7 YEAR TRIBULATION, REMEMBER THAT AS LONG AS YOU STORE UP SECRETLY, SO UNBELIEVERS AROUND YOU DONT RANSACK YOUR HOUSE SHORTLY AFTER RAPTURE, BUT IF YOU STORE SECRETLY, THEN GOD THE FATHER IN HEAVEN WILL MOST LIKELY GET THE GOODS TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE, AS LONG AS YOU STORE UP, GOD THE FATHER WILL DO THE REST AFTER THE RAPTURE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!!!!!!PLEASE MY FELLOW BRETHREN IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, STANDFAST AND KEEP ALL GOD’S COMMANDMENTS AND STATUTES SACRED!!! AND SPREAD THE LOVE AND WORD OF GOD THE FATHER IN HEAVEN TO ALL, FAR AND NEAR!!!!!!!

  • Lebeth

    I just try to have ant sense in regards to preparation. Proverbs 6:6-8King James Version (KJV)
    6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
    7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

    8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

  • Amen brother, this in my opinion is one of the best articles you have written. See you over there.

  • On the rapture, How will true faith be tested if everyone who mentions they believe in Christ is Raptured away? Beware of the false doctrine of rapture, Gods wrath isn’t for the true believer and follower, but worlds violence , famine, decay is there for us right now.. Our friends and family are sick from disease, hungry for food, afraid for where there live, Look out and say why hasn’t the church been raptured when all this is happening right in front of us, Faith without works is dead, Faith in Christ first then follow his teachings, preparing isn’t bad, not to long ago we would plant in the spring wait for harvest then collect enough food to get to the next harvest , our lifestyles has changed this, most people don’t even have enough food to get them through a 2 day power outage, To say that gods people should be prepared is not a good idea, I prepare because I have faith in the lord that a storm is brewing and should help others by preparing what I can, Faith with works.. Give it a thought , if all Christians had this mind set what type of blessing would it be in a time of trouble,

    • Heather

      Matt, think about your question, “How will true faith be tested if everyone who mentions that they believe in Christ is raptured away?”
      In this generation there are still many throughout the world who are truly born again believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. So how are we, who are born again believers any different than the born again believers who lived in past generations before us, that our truth faith would have to be tested?
      So I guess that would leave them out since their not here to go through the tribulation to be refined?

      • Tracy

        @Heather,
        I agree. Each time I see someone say that we need to “prove” our love for Jesus, or we need to be “tested” for our faith, I think the same thing. My grandparents are in Heaven, but they didn’t have to live through the anti-Christ tribulation to prove their faith in God. He knows us NOW!!

        • @Tracy, We need to look at word only , Truth we conform to not Truth to conform to us, Like our friends and loved ones just floating in heaven right now, the judgement hasn’t happened yet so why would everyone be in heaven, the spirit(breathe) returns to the father and the body returns to dust, 95% percent of the scripture says we all sleep until the return of Christ, then we are raised up from the ground to Judgement, it doesn’t say we come down from above.

          • Tracy

            @Matt,
            You might be right, I don’t know.

            2 Corinthians 5:8 (KJV)
            8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

      • In past generations haven’t they gone though trials and tribulation? When do people look to seek the lord? Most of the time is when they are at there weakest and choose to move going the lords way to healing instead of the worlds way, since this world is in a moral downward movement there will be tribulation here because unbelievers decide to stay in sin, and yes many of them call themselves Christian leading many astray from real doctrine and healing from the Lord, For they call on him and he says I do not know them, Again on tribulation these past believers and true followers went through hard times as all of us, true faith is tested when we choose what path to follow.. I did mention that Gods wrath isn’t for the true faithful , he will guide and help to get through this, but to say we will be raptured away isn’t correct , The word is there to protect and help us if we choose listen, why would it mention throughout the bible how to take care in times of trouble if gods people will be vanished from it, It is showing us what will happen , why show us if we wont be here?

        • On tested faith, Was Adam not tested( tree in the garden) was Noah not tested(building the Arch) was Moses not tested, was Job not tested , was Daniel not tested, name the ones that were not tested , So why would ours not be tested through a Tribulation? To say that the ones who have gone to sleep haven’t been tested of faith cant be true,

          • Tracy

            @Matt,
            I do understand what you are saying. Each one of us has or will go through tribulation. Not a one of us is immune to trials and troubles; however, what I DID say is not everyone will go through the anti-christ tribulation. According to the Bible, that will be a time like no other. We don’t know how bad it’s going to be. But, I agree with Geoff and several others on this site that the rapture will be pre-tribulation.

          • Exactly right. The Bible says that Christians will always have tribulation as a condition. Persecution has not stopped for 2,000 years now. But the Tribulation as an event is something entirely different, and here’s why: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=32728

          • Heather

            You seem to be twisting what I said to you. I responded to your question, “How will TRUE faith be tested if everyone who mentions that they believe in Christ is raptured away? ”
            I never said the Lord doesn’t test believers. Those who are truly saved in Christ, He already knows their true faith. He knows who are His.
            2 Timothy 2:19
            Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his, and let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
            It is the Catholic Church and the Jesuits hat teaches refinement for God’s people. “The Church goes through Daniel’s seventieth week so their true faith can be tested and so they can be refined.” As if the Lord Jesus is not all knowing. Replacement theology plays a huge part in this deception.
            Malachi 3:2-3
            But who can endure the day of his coming? And who can stand the day that he appears? For he is like a refiners fire and like fullers’ soap. “He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and he will purify the SONS OF LEVI and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the Lord offerings in righteousness.
            Zechariah 13:9
            And I will bring the third part through the fire, Refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are my people,” and they will say, “The Lord is my God.”
            We know from context this is the remnant, the Jewish people. God’s chosen people.
            There is so much deceitfulness going on right now and we know it’s going to get worse. Don’t let them deceive you Matt. God bless.

          • Heather

            @ Tracy, soon we will see our loved ones again. God bless you sister Tracy, for our redemption draweth nigh!!!!

          • @Heather, You are saying that people cant be shown the truth and change? Why is the word being taught then? Jesus does know who is going to be saved but that person might not know truth yet and not know that they are saved because they haven’t found the way yet, Tribulation period will change the last few that look towards Christ for healing and saving..

          • @Heather, In the post above you put” Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal” What is seal or mark of God? What is the mark of the Beast? I don’t want you to be deceived, now is a chance to prepare with truth.. Soon all will be given a choice to take a path , The worlds understanding or Gods, Our Judgment is now , and is a time to prepare .. Pre Trib theory stops people from preparing for the coming issues, Yes Jesus is the one that will guide us but we have to make the move ,

  • Rhonda

    God will look after us not just during the tribulation if we go through the it but we need to do our part. What if the electricity is cut how will you go to the automatic doors at the stores and get in? What if there is a huge earthquake and we’re still here and you can’t drive your car on the heaved roads and the electricity is gone. Come on people the govt. is not going to be there for you. What if there is more rioting or terrorist attacks like 911 and they bring in Marshall law, how will you get food and what if there is an economic crash where are you going to get your food or supplies and what if people start loosing jobs because of the economy. Jesus told us that we would go through things we would face persecution. There will be looting, murder etc. it won’t be safe to be out in the streets. It is up to you to prepare what you need when you can we have a few generations now who have never been through anything and haven’t got a clue how the real world works. When the judgement comes it will be all that each person can do to keep their own family together. People from the cities will head out to the country searching for what they need. A man will do scary things when they are starving. If we are raptured before this all goes down and it is going to go down what will I care I will leave it for whoever finds it. Remember the 5 virgins some had oil in there lamps and some didn’t and when the storm comes what will you have if you don’t take care of business. God isn’t going to drop supplies from the sky he is now giving you the health and grace to go to work and earn some money to get what you need right now. It’s so frustrating that we would not prepare because some guy online told us not to. There won’t be any internet so how will you continue to get your advice from him? Get busy the storms are coming.

    • I think this is wise, Thanks

    • bremertonchristian

      I have not seen the righteous begging bread

  • MG

    Good show mate’ Amen and amen!!

  • edwitness

    Mat,
    I guess none of those Christians who went before us ever really had their faith tested because they did not go through the great trib. That would contradict Heb.11 wouldn’t it?
    We know that they did, so we don’t need to go through the trib to have our faith truly tested either. The truth is there is no place for the church age believer in the time of Jacob’s (Israel’s) trouble. The trib is for Israel and the rest of those who have rejected Jesus prior to the beginning of the trib.
    And I for one am thankful that God is taking us out of here before the AC comes to power.
    MARANATHA!
    Blessings:-}

    • Gods wrath will be for the ones who reject him, Tribulation is for all of us to prepare for.. Anti Christ power is already in, we are not raptured, When gods wrath begins he will show us a way to the wilderness, but we must listen to him and follow his message, not live in sin and follow our own ways, the church will be the one going through the most tribulation in end times to separate the tares from the wheat, Are we reading the same word?

  • Jack

    There is NO other name above, under or in Heaven that is greater than JESUS aka GOD. Bow down nations and bow down Lucifer and your fallen army, for you too are a created creation of the most HIGH! Praise be to the one who is GOD.

  • David Hamilton, if you think the rapture isn’t until after the tribulation because of Matthew 24:29, you need to take another look at the top 5 reasons why that’s not possible. Here is the best compilation of facts regarding it I have seen: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=32798

  • vicki

    I see nothing wrong w/ storing up some food. We however do not need to become hoarders. For example I have enough food & water to get us by for 2 weeks. That’s for whatever emergency comes our way, & its what is recommended for such occasions. I plan on sharing w/ others as well. When we run out of food we run out of food. I trust the Lord to provide. Also my husband is not a believer, no matter how hard I try. So if nothing else it will be enough for him to be able to survive should my son & I be raptured ahead of time.

  • Beloved, the most important thing you will need to store up: oil. Don’t be like the 5 virgins who ran out. Keep your wick trimmed and your lamps burning. Keep your vessels filled with fresh oil, and be as those who watch for their Lord so that you will not be caught unaware. Maranatha!

    • Heather

      Amen Patricia! God bless you sister.

  • maxine

    Thank you so much Geoffrey. You wrote this just for me! I have struggled against fear for a long while and you have given me peace.

    • Amen, so glad it helped! We have JESUS, and are FOREVER SAFE in His hands…..no fear!

  • robin j

    Thanks for this; very helpful! Robin

  • Great comments
    I read the kJV.
    I am a mini prepper. I need to order some of your tracts. I have been passing out Bible tracts for years and tellin people about JESUS.
    We could go through tribulation but not wrath. HIS CHURCH will not suffer wrath.
    There is so much to comment and dwell and speculate on, but the bottom line is this.
    Are you ready to leave 100% of everything at any time to go and be with Jesus. Rapture or death.
    There is nothing I have here that I love that is material. Even the silver that I have buried and the food I have stored which I would share when the bad times that are coming on the U.S.
    All I desire is Jesus.
    This is the best website ever Geof.

    What are anyone comments on this verse? This is scary. This need to be addressed. LUKE 21:36

    • Clay, thank you for giving us all a little kudos, that’s something new. Praise God!
      “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”
      Beloved, keep your vessels filled with fresh oil and pray that you will be counted worthy to escape! Maybe you have heard about Jack Van Impe’s book, The Great Escape? He has many materials about the subject. Also Daniel Blair is on fire with his website, http://danielsblog.org

  • Clay

    Test post.

  • Nathan

    I agree with most of your teachings but except for your Baptist doctrine of once saved always saved, respectfully of course. I feel like you teaching this you are endangering the souls of many including your own. Your teaching that it’s okay for one to live in sin and not live for Jesus but Hey you got saved twenty years ago so it’s okay. Sin as much as you like. I don’t understand why all Baptist and pretty much only Baptist believe this and I’m of no specific denomination. But I along with many many others just don’t believe that doctrine is accurate. I hope I’m wrong and your right so many people will avoid punishment but your literally teaching people it’s okay to live how you want as long as they have asked Jesus to be their lord and Savior once in their life. People will get your message confused and therefore endanger their eternal life. Where the tree falls it lies. You can lose your salvation.

  • KAT

    SOME WILL GO THRU THE TRIBULATION,AND WILL NEED TO STOCK UP,SOME WILL BE LEFT TO HELP OTHERS COME TO JESUS..SO TO SAY DONT,MIGHT NOT BE RIGHT….

  • Heidi K.

    Yes, turn your eyes upon JESUS, our Lord and Savior!!!

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