Worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+ that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing! Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto HIM that sitteth on the throne and unto The LAMB+ for ever and ever. Amen.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
The Burden of Damascus...
The Burden of Damascus.
Behold, Damascus is taken away
from being a city,
and it shall be a ruinous heap.
~ words of the Prophet Isaiah
chapter 17, verse 1
Christians, behold The WORD+ of The LORD.
Syriac Christians are living through a nightmare as this prophecy comes to pass.
Thousands of Syrians... some Christians, some not... have fled to surrounding countries for haven. They have fled with whatever they could carry or pile into a vehicle of some sort.
No jobs, no careers, no money, no house, no medicines for Grandmother, Grandfather, nor the ill and infirm young or old.
No schooling for the children, and likely as not, no food for the family.
No water... no drinking beyond a sip, no bathing, and certainly no laundry being done even for the meager items of clothing taken with them.
This, then, is the happy circumstance that "fleeing from war" brings: total misery for all and death for the very young, the very old, and many of the infirm.
Christians, as The Day of The LORD looms near, know this: only ONE+ place of safety exists for anyone on the face of this earth.
That "place" is the ONE+ Who+ in humility walked this earth to speak to our hearts.
HE+ is the ONE+ Who+ told us to lay down our swords.
HE+ is the ONE+ Who+ told us to lay up our treasures in Heaven, not on earth... to seek first the Kingdom of GOD and HIS righteousness and then all these things will be added unto us.
Let us not hide our hearts from the end-time prophecies coming to pass before our very eyes.
It matters what we do with our time.
It matters what we think about.
It matters what our hearts are focused upon.
The nightmare of destruction can come upon any of us, in any form, at any time.
Are those Syrian Christians and Arabic Christians WORSE CHRISTIANS than we are, that GOD has allowed them to go through this destruction of their normal lives and families ?
If put all on a balance, they in fact may be BETTER CHRISTIANS than we are, since many of them have had to face opposition and hatred like we only read about in Voice of the Martyrs or Asia Harvest.
Do we think prophetic Scriptures are put into the Bible for us to simply study ?
The wise will read the books of Isaiah, chapters 50 and 51 of Jeremiah, the books of Daniel and Joel, watching what is happening around the secular nation of Israel.
We will see the nations of the world gathered around Israel with the intent of either murder or control in their eyes, in their rhetoric.
When the Beast Nation reveals itself , and its intent to consume Israel ... both Spiritual Israel and natural Israel ... watch the Hand of GOD be revealed.
Then will come to pass those wonderful verses in 2 Thessalonians, chapters 1 and 2 .
for that Great Day of The LORD
Here is how Christians prepare:
They receive the love of the TRUTH+.
They receive the LOVE of the Truth so that they are saved from the STRONG DELUSION that GOD HIMSELF sends upon those who prefer the deceivableness of unrighteousness, upon those who prefer a lie.
We Repent, Remove, Resist all lies... all lies about WHO GOD is , about who we are ... individually ... lining ourselves up with the Word+ of GOD, and going AGAINST HIM+ in nothing !