VIDEO 11 year-old boy, mission of those raptured!

 

‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” Acts 2:17 NIV

Hearing testimonies like this is becoming very common. The Lord is telling his church something, but are we listening? Take a few minutes and think about what is going on around you. What do you see on the news?

  • Hate, Pride, & Greed being praised
  • Stories regarding America’s incompetent  election candidates
  • The weather continuously being out of whack
  • Disease/famine spreading
  • Rumors of wars
  • Terriost acts continuously growing

All signs that many prophets have spoken regarding the rapture & pre-Great Tribulation. Don’t take this post as alarming, but let it be a comfort knowing that we will not be on this earth forever. This isnot our home. ❤️

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“And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth [there will be] distress (trouble and anguish) of nations in bewilderment and perplexity [without resources, left wanting, embarrassed, in doubt, not knowing which way to turn] at the roaring (the echo) of the tossing of the sea, [Isa. 13:10; Joel 2:10; Zeph. 1:15.] Men swooning away or expiring with fear and dread and apprehension and expectation of the things that are coming on the world; for the [very] powers of the heavens will be shaken and caused to totter. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with great (transcendent and overwhelming) power and [all His kingly] glory (majesty and splendor). [Dan. 7:13, 14.] Now when these things begin to occur, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption (deliverance) is drawing near.” Luke‬ ‭21:25-28‬ ‭AMP‬‬

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The Passage That Predicted the Resurrection 500 Years Before It Happened

isaiah 53 resurrection

On the road to Emmaus, Jesus says: “O foolish and slow in heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ suffer these things and enter into his glory?” (Luke 24:25–26 LEB). But what prophecy is Jesus referencing from “the prophets”? Most likely—the suffering servant in Isaiah.

The servant in the book of Isaiah is one of the most intriguing figures in the prophetic Scriptures. Many people have stood in awe of the book’s prophecy either because of its virtual lack of theological precedence in ancient literature, or because of the parallels between the servant, especially in Isaiah 52:13–53:12, and the portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth in the Gospels.

The past 30 years of biblical scholarship have generally rejected that the servant in Isaiah 53 is resurrected but there is ample reason to believe that the servant is resurrected. Here’s the passage in question, with the speakers identified:

[The prophet says,] “Yet Yahweh was pleased to crush [the servant]; he afflicted [the servant] (with sickness). If [Zion/Jerusalem] places [the servant’s] life a guilt offering, [the servant] will see offspring, [the servant] will prolong days. And the will of Yahweh is in [the servant’s] hand, it will succeed. Out of trouble of his life [the servant] will see light; [the servant] will be satisfied by his knowledge.” [Yahweh says,] “My righteous servant will bring justice to many and he will bear their iniquities. Therefore I, [Yahweh] will divide to [the servant] a portion among the many, and with [the] strong ones [the servant] shall divide bounty, because he exposed his life to death and was counted with transgressors, and he carried the sin of the many and will intercede for transgressors (Isaiah 53:10–12).

You’ve probably heard the argument that in Isaiah the servant of Yahweh (or the LORD) is Israel. However, a close examination of the text shows that in Isaiah 49:5, there is a clear distinctionbetween Israel and the servant:

And now Yahweh says, who formed me in the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him, and that Israel might be gathered to him, for I am honored in the sight of Yahweh, and my God has become my refuge.

Isaiah 49:6 also makes this distinction:

He [Yahweh] says, “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the survivors of Israel; I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”

The juxtaposition of Israel against the servant suggests that we should understand Isaiah 49:3—“You are Israel my servant”—as an annunciation of a new servant, who will go on to fulfill all or part of Israel’s role in bringing God’s salvation to the ends of the earth (compare Luke 3:22).

The individual in Isaiah 52:13–53:12 has taken up Israel’s commission as God’s chosen servant. It is his duty to reconcile God and humanity. But he is also made a guilt offering (Isaiah 53:10).

And here’s the clincher: Guilt offerings of bulls (or goats) died when offered; so the servant, as the guilt offering for God’s people must die (Lev 5:14–19; 7:7; compare Lev 16:22).

But something miraculous happens: The servant is alive—he is resurrected. He “sees offspring” and “prolongs days,” both of which can only happen in life (e.g., Gen 48:11; Isa 61:9; Exod 20:12; Deut 4:40; 5:16; 17:20; 25:15; Josh 24:31; Judg 2:7; Prov 3:1–2). Isaiah 53:11 further implies resurrection: “He will see light” (compare Isa 9:6; Psa 36:10; 49:20; Job 3:16; 33:28), and “he will be satisfied in his knowledge.”

“Because the servant exposed his life to death” and was resurrected, he is able to “carry the sin of many and continue to intercede for transgressors” (Isaiah 53:12). It is because of the servant’s death and resurrection that God’s relationship with Israel, and with all people, is restored.

Over 500 years before Jesus, there was a prophecy that an innocent servant would suffer and die for the sins of others—but also be raised to life again.

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This post was adapted from The Resurrected Servant in Isaiah.

by John D. Barry

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Wisdom’s Benefit Package

Proverbs 2:1-22

When someone is interviewing for a new job, it’s common to ask, “What does the benefits package include?” We’d do well to consider a similar question about the value of living according to God’s wisdom—since the world’s advice about having a good life contrasts sharply with scriptural teachings, we might ask, “What are the benefits?” In other words, Why should we seek to live in obedience to the instructions given in the Bible?

First of all, in seeking God’s wisdom, we will acquire a deeper understanding and knowledge of the Lord. (See Prov. 2:4-6.) Our perspective on life is greatly enhanced when we have a close relationship with the Father. He’ll give us the ability to see ourselves, others, and circumstances the way He would view them. As biblical principles permeate our minds, they begin to shape our thinking and responses to all of life’s situations and challenges.

Second, God promises to guide and protect us if we walk wisely (Prov. 2:7-10). Nothing outside His will can penetrate the shield of protection around those who love and seek to obey Him. When we let His wisdom enter our hearts, discretion watches over our desires and emotions, preventing us from entering into foolish or sinful relationships that would draw us away from Him (Prov. 2:11-20).

Godly understanding and protection don’t become ours simply because we want them. Such benefits come to people who diligently seek divine wisdom. If you receive the words of Scripture and let them fill your heart and mind, the Lord will reveal Himself to you and give you His discernment.

Love or Lust

“My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.” (Proverbs 5:1-2)

The entire fifth chapter of Proverbs concerns the use or misuse of the highest function of our physical bodies. Under the sovereign control of Almighty God, a man and woman have been granted the ability, through their union, to make an eternal human being with the ability to accept or reject God, eternal life, and forgiveness. The contrast in this chapter is between the usage of this God-given function in lust or love, adultery or fidelity.

Verses 3 through 6 provide insight into the character of promiscuity, which includes deception (v. 3) and sorrow (v. 4). Psychologists have long recognized that many prostitutes ply their trade out of a hatred for men, purposefully and conscientiously destroying their companions (v. 5). The solution, of course, is to stay away. Don’t play with fire! Avoid any opportunities to be enticed (v. 8). The results, of course, of yielding to temptation would be that we would lose our youthful vigor (v. 9), our wealth (v. 10), our health (v. 11), our self-esteem (vv. 12-13), and even our lives are in danger (v. 14).

On the other hand, married love is a beautiful thing (vv. 15-20), providing health, companionship, joy, and satisfaction. “Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth” (v. 18).

Remember, none of this is done in secret. “The ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings” (v. 21). We should stay away from any involvement in sin, for sin entraps us (v. 22), and we keep going back. Men die for lack of instruction, or lack of obedience to the instruction they have (v. 23). This leads to great folly, and, in the end, total shame and destruction. JDM

This Little Cheap God

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. —1 Timothy 1:17

If God had goodness, but there was one spot in God that wasn’t good, then He wouldn’t be our God and Father. If God had love but didn’t have all the love, just ninety-nine and nine-tenths percent of the love—or even a higher percentage—God still wouldn’t be God.

God, to be God, must be infinite in all that He is. He must have no bound and no limit, no stopping place, no point beyond which He can’t go. When you think of God or anything about God you’ll have to think infinitely about God.

You may have a charley horse in your head for two weeks after trying to follow this, but it’s a mighty good cure for this little cheap god we have today. This little cheap god we’ve made up is one you can pal around with—”the Man upstairs,” the fellow who helps you win baseball games. That god isn’t the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He isn’t the God who laid the foundations of the heaven and the earth; he’s some other god.

Lord, forgive me for assuming such a cheap familiarity with such an awesome God. You are worthy of so much more. May I begin to learn to think infinitely about You today. Amen.

God Always Has a Remedy

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins. (1 John 1:9)

Seekers and inquirers have often voiced this deep question of concern: “Why does God forgive? and how does God forgive sin?”

There is plain teaching throughout the Old and New Testaments concerning God’s willingness to forgive and forget. Yet there are segments of the Christian church which appear to be poorly taught concerning God’s clear remedy, through the atonement of Christ, for the believer who has yielded to temptation and failed his Lord.

God knows that sin is the dark shadow standing between Him and His highest creation, man. God is more willing to remove that shadow than we are to have it removed!

He wants to forgive us—and that desire is a part of God’s character. In the sacrificial death of a lamb in the Old Testament, God was telling us that one day a perfect Lamb would come to actually take away sin.

That is how and why God forgives sin now. In John’s words: “We have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 2:1-2a).

One essential thing for a sinner’s salvation

Coming to Christ is just the one essential thing for a sinner’s salvation. He that cometh not to Christ is yet in “the gall of bitterness and in the bonds of iniquity.” Coming to Christ is the very first effect of regeneration. No sooner is the soul quickened than it at once discovers its lost estate, looks out for a refuge, and believing Christ to be the only one, flies to him and reposes in him. Where there is not this coming to Christ, it is certain that there is as yet no quickening; where there is no quickening, the soul is dead in trespass and sins, and being dead it cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven.