Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Urgent Revelations of Christ's Imminent Return

Earlier this year, I posted a series of links to videos and articles indicating that the rapture is going to occur very soon.  Since then the signs have not waned or dissipated.  In fact, they have actually grown more alarming, more frequent, and more obvious.

I would now like to share with you a collection of rapture videos posted to YouTube between August and October, 2012.  I want you to see how the Lord is speaking so clearly through many different saints from different place throughout the world.

As a matter of housekeeping, I have only embedded some of the actual videos into this page to save space, but if you click on any of the underlined titles of the videos, it will open it in YouTube and allow you to view it there.

8-22-12
NUCLEAR ATTACK on USA/BABYLON shall be CUT OFF with SURGICAL PERCISION!
Brother was given a dream from the Lord in which he saw a missile coming up out of the water from off the east coast of America and striking the United States.  He showed a video of a missile coming out of the water, and it was the same footage as the video the Lord gave to another man on the same day (see Destruction of Babylon (America) is Imminent – Confirmations). Will a future NUCLEAR ATTACK by Russia/China/Iran Alliance destroy AMERICA/BABYLON or will it be a FALSE FLAG EVENT? No MATTER, MESSIAH, YEHOWSHUA/JESUS CHRIST shall snatch out his BRIDE in the NICK OF TIME! The Antichrist will then begin his ascent to become the leader and ruler over the one world government.



8-22-12
Devastation is coming to the land

A prophecy of devastation is coming to this land (USA). At 5:03, brother JC states “a nuclear attack is coming to the United States.”

8-27-12
We Have Only hours "WAKE UP!"

This sister received a dream that indicated a great sense of urgency to wake people up and tell them get ready for the Lord’s return.  The Lord spoke to her from Jeremiah 6:17, which says "And I set watchmen over you, saying, 'Listen to the sound of the trumpet!' But they said, 'We will not listen.'”




9-15-12
SEPT 15, 2012 PROPHECY: I SAW THE ARRIVAL IN HEAVEN

An angel revealed to prophet Benjamin Cousijnsen what would happen immediately following the rapture. He was given numerous Scriptures, but one was Jeremiah 6:17 and told to “Listen to the sound of the trumpet.”  Then he actually heard the trumpet. He was told, “Who does not want to hear, will be lost! Hear the trumpets of God!” He was told to get ready for Rosh Hashana (Sept 16-18, 2012).  Although the rapture did not happen at that time, the Lord explained in a later prophecy on October 1, 2012, that it was delayed, because so many people repented.  The Lord wanted to show His great love and give others one very last chance to repent, but the rapture will still come very soon.  That follow up message here.



9-15-12
The Rapture dream
A man and his twin brother both had the same confirmation dream of the rapture on the same night.



9-16-12
SIGNS OF RAPTURE/NUCLEAR EVENT

While in a park, this brother saw some things and felt the Holy Spirit come upon him. One of the things he saw was what he at first thought was a corn stalk in the sky, but he later said it was a wheat stalk. He senses that what he saw was confirmation that the rapture and a nuclear event may happen together.

9-17-12
2012-09-17 People Get Ready!! Jesus is coming!!

Man saw countless corn stalks falling from thousands of feet up in the sky, not in a vision.  He actually picked one up and shows it on the video.



9-27-12
Son of Man - Atomic Power

Sister Tammy had a series of three nuclear dreams in one week.  She saw a nuclear explosion and mushroom cloud in dream.  His return is imminent. Expect a nuclear hurricane. The angel said : You will see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great glory. I was shown that he is comming with exceedingly atomic / nuclear power; fission. In a firey flash like lightening, a blue atomic hue wave like motion, in a split second he will reap the earth. What does great glory look like?

9-30-12
Rapture dream warning audible voice from God 30/09/2012

Sound of war siren heard in dream.  God said, “The war is about to begin. Be ready!”




10-1-12
Red Horse Takes Precedence   

Sound of war siren heard in dream. Red horse was ahead by a neck. “War will now take precedence.”



10-1-12
Postharvest

Sister Tammy was shown a vision of a wheat field after it had been harvested.  It was dark, clouds loomed over the field, and the atmosphere was grim.  A couple days after I watched this video, the Lord led my daughter to read Jeremiah 8:20, which says, “The harvest is past, the summer has ended, and we are not saved.” She did not know what that passage said before she was led to it.  She and I think this is an indication of the season this world is in right now.

Putting it All Together
This is just two months worth of prophetic revelation. Yet during this time, the Lord has revealed to so many people that He is coming right away.  The mathematical odds of all these words being given independently to different people in different places is impossible.

There are angels, trumpets, war sirens, nuclear missiles, dreams of the rapture and scenes of the Great Tribulation.  There were at least two people who received the verse Jeremiah 6:17 about the trumpet sounding and yet the people do not want to listen.  The Lord seems to be clearly indicating that the end is upon us and that He is now coming for His Bride -- those saints who are ready and waiting for Him with pure hearts full of love. It's going to be any moment.

If you do not know Him, if you haven't given your life to the Lord Jesus, or if you are backslidden (gone back into sin), now is the time of God's favor, today is the day of salvation.  Don't be one of those who refuses to hear the trumpet sound. Jesus loves you, but you need to repent and give your life to Him NOW.  You have only a short time to repent!  Please receive the mercy being offered to you.  Please share this with everyone you care about.

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. Most other Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®, unless otherwise noted.

Author's note: You must take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody knows the day or the hour, and in no way am I date setting. This is only to provide you with information, so that you can make your own decisions, for which you will be accountable to God. You may also want to read my other post called, "Very Few Will Hear the Trumpet".  Then check out "Grieve and Lament for the Church" and "Are You Rapture Ready?  You may also visit our Signs of the Times Directory, and access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

City in the Sky

In my previous blog, called The Unfolding End Time Events (see here),  I reposted the abbreviated sequence of end time events that the Lord gave to Oden Hetrick.  This highly favored servant of the Lord, who had visited heaven over eighty times during his earthly pilgrimage, published his book City in the Sky, on 7-7-77.

I thought the abbreviated version of brother Hetrick's sequence was definitely worth such a reposting it in its entirety.  But yesterday I decided to read the full length version with my family, and enjoyed it so much I could not put it down.  We read almost the entire book in one sitting last evening! You can read it on the website of his daughter, Lois Hetrick (see here).

God's City in the Sky Will Appear Visibly
I want to highlight one particular part of the book, and that's the part where he wrote about God's City in the Sky coming down out of heaven to earth.

Brother Hetrick states, “Science tells us about God's physical creation. The Bible describes God's spiritual creation. God has physical things like stars, suns, planets, clouds, trees and flesh of men and animals.  These are scientifically and physically understood. God also has spiritual things, like the Holy City, the book of life, the tree of life, the river of life, mansions, angels, departed saints, salvation and souls of men.  These things can only be believed and understood and seen by the help of the Spirit of God. There are, however, some spiritual things which are visible to mortals.  The Bible is a spiritual book, saints on earth are spiritual people, and someday soon the spiritual city of God will appear in the sky visible to all people on earth.” -- City in the Sky, chapter 24 (see here).

Two Suns?

Like I said in a June 2010 article, called Light of the World (see here), "Jesus Christ is referred to in Scripture as the Sun of Righteousness. The prophet Malachi wrote: 'For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,' says the LORD of hosts, 'so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.' (Mal 4:1-2). The word for sun in this passage is the Hebrew word , שׁמשׁ, 'shemesh' (sheh'-mesh). It comes from an unused root meaning to be brilliant; the sun. So while the expression 'Sun of Righteousness' sounds like the English expression 'Son of Righteousness,' this is not the case in the original Hebrew language the Scripture was written in. This Hebrew word shemesh is the same word used for the actual sun in our sky, which is the closest star to the earth. But the Scripture does not confuse God with the sun, and never does it teach that the sun is God or that we should worship the sun. 'For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.' (Psa 84:11)"

When the Lord Jesus comes back very soon in all His glory, He will come as the Sun of Righteousness.  For all the arrogant and every evildoer, that day will burn like a furnace, which will set them ablaze.  But for those who fear His name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing. When he comes, they will skip like calves.

Location and Descent of the Second Sun
So where is the Holy City located?  Brother Hetrick states: “THE HOLY CITY IS LOCATED NORTH OF OUR SUN.” -- City in the Sky, chapter 21E and numeral 24A (see here).

He explains how the City of God will descend to earth: “The City of God will come down from the spiritual heavens to the second heaven and go into orbit with our sun.  To those on earth the Holy City will be another sun.”

Photos and Videos of Two Suns in 2012
I happened to see this video, uploaded to Youtube by juniorkitty11, which I'd like to share with you. It was recorded on May 24, 2012. Please disregard the captions in the video.



I am not sure exactly what the object is that is recorded in this video above. But whatever it is, I believe it is a sign of Jesus Christ coming.  I don't know what it is, but here are some other videos you might want to check out.

Video 2 - Two Suns Arise - I am aware that at 2:13, there is a photo shopped picture.  But some of the other photos shown in this video appear as though they could be legitimate. Notice at 4:15, there is a photo of a bright, square object over an Antarctic observation station (photo below).

Video frame at 2:13 of Video 2 by HybridSpeciesVids












Same video frame as above with shape added for emphasis












 
Video 3 - The Sun Has a Friend -I think this is the best video.  It shows a beautiful sunrise with two suns.  Notice at 9:24 in this video that the bright object which appears beneath the sun is square shaped.  It's very interesting, because the City of God is foursquare -- a cube -- 1,400 miles high, and just as deep and wide.

Video Frame at 9:24 in Video 2, by RevKR187


Same frame with my shapes added for emphasis







Video 4 - Simultaneous Sunrise and Sunset? - In this video, uploaded by Banglawaz0, someone claims to have recorded a western sky sunset while rays of light emanate from the eastern horizon. I'm not sure about this one.

Video 5 - Two Suns in China? - The person who recorded this video apparently used a CD to filter the sun's light and get a shot of two suns.

Photos of Two Suns
These are some of the most amazing photos I have seen, which are cause for pause and wonder.  These are all from video 2, "Two Suns Arise," by HybridSpeciesVids

























First the Darkness Must Come
One reason I am not convinced that these sightings are the actual Holy City is that the three days of darkness must first come upon the whole earth before the appearing of the Lord and His City in the Sky.   In chapter 21B of City in the Sky, brother Hetrick states: "THICK DARKNESS (both physical and spiritual) COVERS THE EARTH BEFORE THE LORD APPEARS." This will occur immediately before the rapture and just before the Great Tribulation begins.  He warns, "This will be a very trying time for about 3 days, hold on to your faith." And then he makes the following comments with these scripture references:

"Darkness will cover the earth, and gross darkness the people." Isa.60:2

"Sun darkened, moon turned to blood, before the great day of the Lord." Joel 2:31 & Acts 2:20

"The light is darkened in the heavens." Isa.5:30

"Through the Lord's wrath the land is darkened." Isa.9:19

"Howl, for the day of the Lord is at hand, it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty." Isa.13:6

"The sun shall be darkened and the moon will not shine." Isa.13:10

"The earth shall mourn and the heavens above be black." Jer.4:28

"The day of the Lord is gloominess, clouds, thick darkness, then morning."  Selah Joel 2:1-2

"The day of the Lord is near; sun, moon and stars will be darkened." Joel 3:14-15

"It had become dark and Jesus had not yet come (to his disciples)." John 6:17

"The night comes when no man can work." John 9:4 (see Isa.50:3  Mat.24:29  Mrk.13:24  Rev.6:12)

Hidden By Darkness the Holy City Enters Our Solar System
In chapter 21B of City in the Sky, brother Hetrick states: "Hidden by darkness, the Holy City containing God and Jesus on the throne and all the departed saints, enters our solar system."  Then he makes the following comments on these verses, among others:

"He holds back the face (presence) of His throne. (by darkness covering the earth)" Job 26:9

"He came down, darkness was under His feet, darkness was His secret place, thick clouds of the skies
were around Him." Psalm 18:9-11

"Clouds and darkness are about Him." Psa. 97:2

Earth Out of Orbit
In chapter 21C of City in the Sky, brother Hetrick states: "AS THE CITY OF GOD APPROACHES UNSEEN, (earth is covered with dark clouds) THE EARTH AND ITS SKY (and all the planets) SHAKE AND MOVE OUT OF PLACE:  STARS (meteorites) FALL TO EARTH."

His Appearing
In chapter 21D of City in the Sky, brother Hetrick states: "Sudden appearance --- the Holy City, which contains God and Jesus on the throne and all the departed saints, suddenly dispels the darkness and appears in the sky over Israel." He explains that this will occur following

God's Throne is Like a Fiery Flame
In chapter 21 of City in the Sky, brother Hetrick states: "When the throne of God appears it is like a fiery flame."  And he cites the following Scriptures:

Our God shall come...a fire shall devour before Him. Psalm 50:3

Righteousness and salvation go forth as a bright burning lamp. Isaiah 62:1

His throne is like fiery flame, a fiery stream went forth before Him. Daniel 7:9-10

Who shall stand when He appears for He is like a refiner's fire. Mal 3:2

Jesus revealed in flaming fire. 2 Thes. 1:7-8

Our God is a consuming fire. (The fire that consumes fire) Heb.12:29

Putting it All Together
I cannot confirm what's in all these photos and videos.  I cannot say for sure what this bright object is that all these people have been seeing.  I can only speculate.  It seems to be a very large, very bright, celestial body that sometimes appears to be cube-shaped and is now within our solar system. It's interesting to consider what it could be.

I asked a professional photographer to examine these photos and videos for possible tampering.  He specializes in creating special effects with photoshop, and after he looked at this blog, he said, "I don't think that there is any photoshopping. It's a natural shot, really amazing. I don't know how this phenomenon happened but it's really indescribable."

In Oden Hetrick's book, City in the Sky, he explains that before we see the Holy City appearing in our sky with Jesus on the throne, there must first be the capture of Jerusalem, and then worldwide darkness for 3 days. As the Holy City approaches the earth, it will actually move our planet out of its current orbit.

One thing I do know for sure is this -- Jesus Christ is coming back very soon! I know this because my spirit bears witness to it, as do the spirits of many other disciples. And because He told us that these signs in the sun and sky would clearly point to His soon return, along with the many other signs of the times I've been reporting in my other posts on this blog. 

His coming is near, even at the door.  "Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door." (Mat 24:32-33)

In fact, Jesus Christ says, "I'm beyond the door!"  In November 2009, the Lord Jesus said to Angelica Zambrano in her visit to heaven, "I am no longer at the door; I am beyond the door.  I will come soon; My coming is near.  My people have left Me and gone back to worldly things...Tell My people to return to the old paths."

Jesus said to her, "I will come for a holy people and I will come soon for My church."  But at the time she recorded that November 2009 heavenly visitation of hers, she said the Lord had spoken to her again after she returned to her body on earth.  She said, "Two weeks ago the Lord told me, "Daughter, I take pleasure in what you are doing, that you are fulfilling what I have given you, but do not tell My people that I am coming soon.  Tell My people that I am coming right away." Again the Lord said, "Tell My people that I am coming right away and that I am coming for a holy people.  Tell My people that only the holy ones, only the holy ones will see Me!...And do not be silent: Keep on declaring what I have told you."

If you already know the Lord Jesus, you need to be seeking Him like never before, hunting for sin in your life, and making sure you are right with Him.  Repent of all known sin in your life, get baptized with His Holy Spirit and fire, and return to the old paths.  Daily ask the Holy Spirit to cleanse your robe of every filthy stain, and press out all the wrinkles. Get busy preaching to others like your family and friends to repent and call on the name of Jesus Christ.

If you haven't read Something is Going On In 2012 or Trumpets Heard Around the World, I'd like to encourage you to read those next. Then see the other end times posts at Urgent Edition: Imminent Return of Jesus Christ!

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.

Author's note: You must take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody knows the day or the hour, and in no way am I date setting. This is only to provide you with information, so that you can make your own decisions, for which you will be accountable to God. You may also visit our Signs of the Times Directory, and access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Grieve and Lament for the Church

If you have been following my posts on this blog, such as Something's Happening in 2012 and Trumpets heard Around the World, I realize you may be wondering about two things.  First of all, where is this all found in Scripture?  And secondly, what should we do about it?  Let me address these questions one at a time.

Scriptural Basis of Current Events
Regarding the Scriptural question, I already touched on this in part in Something's Happening in 2012. I stated: "If you'd like to read about the events that are occurring, you can check out the gospel of Matthew chapter 24, the gospel of Luke chapter 21, the gospel of Mark chapter 13, and Joel 2." 

Now let's go into a little more detail with you on those.

Wars, famines, earthquakes, terrors, and great signs from heaven
Jesus said, "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes." (Mat 24:7)

Then He continued by saying to them, "Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven." (Luk 21:10-11)

"For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. (Mar 13:8)

The mountains melt like wax
"The mountains will melt under Him And the valleys will be split, Like wax before the fire, Like water poured down a steep place. All this is for the rebellion of Jacob And for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the rebellion of Jacob? Is it not Samaria? What is the high place of Judah? Is it not Jerusalem?" (Mic 1:4-5)

When I see the volcanoes erupting in these videos from 2012, I see mountain rock melting like wax.  All this is because the earth must rid itself of the rebellion and idolatry that are in it (Isa 24:19-20).

The deep waters tremble, lightning flashes, the skies give forth a thunderous sound, and the earth shakes
The waters saw You, O God; The waters saw You, they were in anguish; The deeps also trembled. The clouds poured out water; The skies gave forth a sound; Your arrows flashed here and there. The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind; The lightnings lit up the world; The earth trembled and shook.
(Psa 77:16-18)

The earth quakes and the heavens tremble
The Lord spoke through the prophet Joel saying, "Before them the earth quakes, The heavens tremble, The sun and the moon grow dark And the stars lose their brightness. The LORD utters His voice before His army; Surely His camp is very great, For strong is he who carries out His word. The day of the LORD is indeed great and very awesome, And who can endure it?" (Joe 2:10-11).  The earth is quaking and the heavens are trembling.  The Lord utters His voice.

Wonders in the sky and on the earth, blood, fire and columns of smoke
"I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, Blood, fire and columns of smoke. "The sun will be turned into darkness And the moon into blood Before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes."
(Joe 2:30-31)

The Day of the Lord is Coming -- a day of clouds and thick darkness
The Lord spoke through the prophet Joel saying, "Blow a trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, For the day of the LORD is coming; Surely it is near, A day of darkness and gloom, A day of clouds and thick darkness. As the dawn is spread over the mountains, So there is a great and mighty people; There has never been anything like it, Nor will there be again after it To the years of many generations." (Joe 2:1-2)

What Should We Do About All This?
Now to address the second question I opened with at the beginning of this article: What should we do about all this? Let's continue reading from Joel 2.

Blow a Trumpet and Sound an Alarm
As I just mentioned, the Lord spoke through the prophet Joel saying, "Blow a trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, For the day of the LORD is coming; Surely it is near," (Joe 2:1)

This means that we need to warn the others.  We need to blow a shofar in Zion and sound the alarm, in order to wake them up to what's happening.  The expressions "in Zion" and "on My holy mountain" indicate that the Lord wants us first and foremost to warn His people. These blogs are one way to do that.  Another way is through preaching and testifying to others.

Consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly, gather the people, seek holiness, lament, wail, and cry out to the Lord
The Lord says, "Gird yourselves with sackcloth And lament, O priests; Wail, O ministers of the altar! Come, spend the night in sackcloth O ministers of my God, For the grain offering and the drink offering Are withheld from the house of your God. Consecrate a fast, Proclaim a solemn assembly; Gather the elders And all the inhabitants of the land To the house of the LORD your God, And cry out to the LORD." (Joe 1:13-14)

He says the priests and ministers of God need to lament, wail, fast, proclaim a solemn assembly of the people and cry out to the Lord.  These are words we don't hear any more.  Lament means to grieve audibly.  We do this when we deeply regret our sin and the condition of the Church.  People lament when someone dies.  It involves wailing, which is grieving loudly, make a prolonged, high-pitched sound like a cry.  When was the last time you heard that at a Church meeting? This is called a solemn assembly.  Crying out to the Lord is exactly what it says.  It's to make a clamor in his ears from a broken and contrite heart.  Many Christians know how to make a clamor when angry about something, raising their voice and yelling about it.  But when was the last time we made a clamor over our sin, the condition of the Church, and the fact that it's not ready for the soon-coming day of the Lord?

"Blow a trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly, Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and the nursing infants. Let the bridegroom come out of his room And the bride out of her bridal chamber. Let the priests, the LORD'S ministers, Weep between the porch and the altar, And let them say, 'Spare Your people, O LORD, And do not make Your inheritance a reproach, A byword among the nations. Why should they among the peoples say, 'Where is their God?' " (Joe 2:15-17)

This says we need to call a fast, assemble together solemnly and seek holiness as a congregation. The elders, as well as children and infants must all be included.  Even those who are preparing for marriage or just married.  The pastors and priests must weep and ask the Lord to spare His people.

This is not something limited to the old Testament.  James said, "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom."(Jam 4:8-9)

Woe to those who are at ease in Zion and do not grieve over the ruin of the Joseph
"Woe to those who are at ease in Zion And to those who feel secure in the mountain of Samaria, The distinguished men of the foremost of nations, To whom the house of Israel comes." (Amo 6:1)

So many Christians today are at ease during this most serious hour in the history of the world.  They feel secure and are overconfident that they are ready for the Lord's return.
 
"Those who recline on beds of ivory And sprawl on their couches, And eat lambs from the flock And calves from the midst of the stall, Who improvise to the sound of the harp, And like David have composed songs for themselves, Who drink wine from sacrificial bowls While they anoint themselves with the finest of oils, Yet they have not grieved over the ruin of Joseph. Therefore, they will now go into exile at the head of the exiles, And the sprawlers' banqueting will pass away." (Amo 6:4-7)

The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself, the LORD God of hosts has declared: "I loathe the arrogance of Jacob, And detest his citadels; Therefore I will deliver up the city and all it contains." (Amo 6:8)

The Lord's people are reclining in luxury, eating choice foods, listening to music while drinking wine, and applying skin care products to keep their skin moist, when we should be grieving over the present condition of the Church and the ruin about to happen. There is still so much arrogance in the Church, but it should have no place among God's people.  It's time to grieve over the ruin of Joseph!

Grieve and lament over the detestable things done in the Church
During the days of the prophet Ezekiel, when the Lord was about to bring judgment upon Jerusalem, he showed the prophet the detestable things that were being done in the temple -- even by the elders. The showed Ezekiel that he had a team of guardian angels that had been in charge of guarding the city. And he instructed them to take swords and slaughter the people, pitying nobody.  But before they did, the Lord sent another angel ahead of them with a writing kit to mark the people who sighed and groaned over all the abominations being committed in the midst of Jerusalem.  This angel knew which people were signing and groaning over sin in their lives and in their midst.

The LORD said to [the angel with the writing kit], "Go through the midst of the city, even through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations which are being committed in its midst." But to the others He said in my hearing, "Go through the city after him and strike; do not let your eye have pity and do not spare. "Utterly slay old men, young men, maidens, little children, and women, but do not touch any man on whom is the mark; and you shall start from My sanctuary." So they started with the elders who were before the temple. (Eze 9:4-6)

Amazingly the Lord had these angels begin their slaughter at His holy sanctuary.  It's the same today.  Judgment must first begin with the house of God (1 Pe 4:17), and it begins with those in oversight -- pastors, and elders. 

As Micah said, "Because of this I must lament and wail, I must go barefoot and naked; I must make a lament like the jackals And a mourning like the ostriches." (Mic 1:8)

Cry Aloud, Seek the Lord, and Stretch Out Your Hands to Him at Night
For the choir director; according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph. My voice rises to God, and I will cry aloud; My voice rises to God, and He will hear me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; In the night my hand was stretched out without weariness; My soul refused to be comforted. When I remember God, then I am disturbed; When I sigh, then my spirit grows faint. Selah. (Psa 77:1-3)

Fear of the Lord, who weighs motives
"All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives." (Pro 16:2). It's normal for Christians to think that we are clean and do not need to worry about God's judgment.  But the Lord weighs the motives of our hearts.  That's why we need to fear Him.

"The LORD has made everything for its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil. Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished. By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil." (Pro 16:4-6)

We rarely hear about the fear of the Lord any more.  But it's by the fear of the Lord that we keep away from evil.  Don't be proud in heart, thinking you are in good shape and don't need to concern yourself with this, or else you will be punished.  Humble yourself.  Fear the Lord! Repent of all pride and arrogance.

"There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death."  (Pro 16:25).  You could be on a path that leads to death and yet think your way is right!  This is how deceptive it can be.

We need to cry out for Him to reveal any hidden sin in our lives that we have stowed away and no longer see.  You need to go hunting for sin in your own life.

A rebellious nation, obstinate and stubborn
Here was the commission the Lord gave to Ezekiel. Then He said to me, "Son of man, I am sending you to the sons of Israel, to a rebellious people who have rebelled against Me; they and their fathers have transgressed against Me to this very day. "I am sending you to them who are stubborn and obstinate children...' " (Eze 2:3-4)

The situation is the same today in the Church.  There is rebellion against the Lord.  His people have transgressed.  Many of us are still stubborn and obstinate! So just as Ezekiel had a hard time finding anyone to listen to what he was saying, there are few today who will tolerate this message.

Eat the scroll containing lament and mourning
The Lord warned Ezekiel, "Now you, son of man, listen to what I am speaking to you; do not be rebellious like that rebellious house. Open your mouth and eat what I am giving you." Then I looked, and behold, a hand was extended to me; and lo, a scroll was in it. When He spread it out before me, it was written on the front and back, and written on it were lamentations, mourning and woe." (Eze 2:8-10)

The Lord knew that Ezekiel might be tempted to refuse to accept this assignment and speak these words of lamentation, mourning, and woe.  It would have been rebellious for him to refuse this assignment, even though it was very difficult and he knew the people wouldn't listen.

"For you are not being sent to a people of unintelligible speech or difficult language, but to the house of Israel, nor to many peoples of unintelligible speech or difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. But I have sent you to them who should listen to you; yet the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, since they are not willing to listen to Me. Surely the whole house of Israel is stubborn and obstinate." (Eze 3:5-7)

The Lord explained to Ezekiel that His people would not be willing to listen to what He was saying through the prophet, because they were not willing to listen to the Lord.  Again, it's the same today. The Church is not willing to listen to those who sound the alarm and proclaim this message, because they are not willing to listen to the Lord. They are hardened and obstinate.

Whoever will listen, let him listen; Whoever will refuse let him refuse
The fact is that some will listen, so this message still needs to be proclaimed.  "But when I speak to you, I will open your mouth and you will say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD.' He who hears, let him hear; and he who refuses, let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house." (Eze 3:27)

The watchman is not responsible for the people's response.  He is responsible to obey the Lord and sound the alarm.  Many will refuse to listen.  So be it.  Let them refuse.  If you don't like this message, you are free to refuse to listen to it and accept the consequences.  But let those with ears hear it!

Mourn for sin and separate from the world and false church
The Lord told Ezekiel that some survivors would escape this judgment.  He showed the prophet what kind of people they would be.

'Even when their survivors escape, they will be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, each over his own iniquity." (Eze 7:16)

These are the people who had ears to hear what the prophet was saying and separated themselves.  They went up to the mountains and mourned, each person for his own iniquity.  This doesn't mean we need to literally go to a mountain. But we need to come out from among them and be separate, so that we will not be partakers in the judgment.  We need to cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit.  We need to pursue holiness, righteousness, and the kingdom of God.  And we each need to mourn for our own sin.

Call upon the name of the Lord, Who is a refuge for His people
Let's not forget what the Lord said through Joel, "And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the LORD Will be delivered; For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem There will be those who escape, As the LORD has said, Even among the survivors whom the LORD calls." (Joe 2:32).  Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be delivered.  That's not lip service.  That's sincere repentance and seeking His face with all your heart.

"The LORD roars from Zion And utters His voice from Jerusalem, And the heavens and the earth tremble. But the LORD is a refuge for His people And a stronghold to the sons of Israel." (Joe 3:16)  While the Lord roars and utters His mighty voice, we need to remember that He is a refuge for His people.

Putting it All Together
As we've just seen, the Scriptures clearly tell us that these things in our current events would happen. The earth is groaning, ridding itself of all the idolatry and rebellion within it. And we need to do the same.

Are you ready?  Do you hear the sound of the trumpet? Please do not wait any longer or you could miss the rapture.   Repent now and give your life to Jesus Christ.  Look to Him, who alone can prepare you to enjoy the rapture, and join the worshipers in heaven.

If you know Him, but are not living 100% for Him, then repent and get right with Him now.  We need to fast, pray, wail, grieve, mourn, lament, groan, and cry out to the Lord for our own sin and the detestable condition of the Church.  It's high time we sought holiness and consecration. He is coming back right away, but only for the holy ones.

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.

Author's note:  You may also want to read my other post called, "Very Few Will Hear the Trumpet".  Then check out "Are You Rapture Ready?" And "The End Has Come."  You may also visit our Signs of the Times Directory, and access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Unfolding End Time Events

As I have searched the Scriptures over the past twenty five years, one of the things that I have sought diligently to understand is the things to come. I have prayed and studied to be able to know what the sequence of the final events will be. This is the field of theology known as eschatology, or the study of the things to come.

I would like to share with you an outline of end time events by a dear brother, named Oden Hetrick, who went to be with the Lord about a decade ago.  Prior to that, he had been taken to heaven for visits over 80 times.  Here is his outline from the website of his daughter, Lois Hetrick, whom the Lord has also blessed with the awesome privileged of visiting heaven numerous times. I want you to especially note the four main points of his outline in the second paragraph below:

END TIME EVENTS
first printed in 1977
(This is the shortened version)

Christians in many lands are suffering tribulation, so what does the Church escape?  Christians of all ages have suffered tribulation -- some more, some less.  But many American Christians know very little about tribulation even though Jesus said, "In the world you will have tribulation." John 16:33.  It is from the GREAT tribulation that we are promised escape and deliverance -- a three and a half year time of wrath at the end of this age.  Revelation 13:5 says it is 'forty-two months.'  Daniel 12:7 says it is 'time, times, and half a time.'  Daniel's seventy weeks include the atonement for iniquity (Dan.9:24).  And Jesus did not fulfill the atonement until after the sixty-ninth week (Dan.9:26).  Jesus' three and a half year ministry fulfilled the first half of Daniel's seventieth week, leaving only three and a half years -- the GREAT tribulation -- when Jesus will punish the wicked.

When Jesus spoke to four of his disciples about the end of the age He described four things, events, that will happen in quick succession just before the GREAT tribulation.

1/  CAPTURE OF JERUSALEM
2/  WORLDWIDE DARKNESS
3/  HIS APPEARING  and
4/  RAPTURE OF ELECT 

"After Jesus described 'these things' He said,
"When you see these things,
realize that it (redemption/rapture) is near
even at the doors."
Matthew 24:33

"When these things begin to come to pass...
your redemption (resurrection/rapture) is near."
Luke 21:28

"When you see these things come to pass,
realize that the kingdom (City) of God
is near at hand (soon to appear)."
Luke 21:31
Evidently rapture saints will see 'these things' come to pass.  So if you are still here when the world gets dark, don't be afraid; just stay inside, watch, and pray.  The darkness will only last about three days; and according to Jesus, your redemption (rapture) will then be very near.

'These things' are outlined below.  They follow the beginning of sorrows described in Matthew 24:7-8, Mark 13:8, and Luke 21:9

PROGRAM OF END TIME EVENTS -- WITH TIME FRAME

1/  CAPTURE OF JERUSALEM
Armies invade Israel and capture Jerusalem in the time frame of a few days.
(see Ezk.38,  Joel 2,  Zec.14:2-7,  Mark 13:14)

"It will be at the same time
when Gog comes against the land of Israel,
says the Lord God,
that my fury will be aroused...
on that day
the land of Israel will be greatly shaken...
and everyone on the face of the earth
will shake at my presence (appearing)."
Ezekiel 38:18-20

"When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies,
then realize that its desolation is near."
Luke 21:20
(This is the abomination of desolation
spoken of by Daniel the prophet in Dan.9:7.)
(Compare Matthew 24:15.)

2/  WORLDWIDE DARKNESS
Literal darkness will cover the earth for about three days, during which time the earth will be moved out of orbit. (See Joel 2:1-3, 9-10, 20, 31,  Acts 2:20,  Rev.6:12-13.)

"Darkness will cover the earth
and gross darkness the people"
Isaiah 60:2

"The day of the Lord is near...
the sun and the moon will be darkened,
and the stars will not shine."
Joel 3:14-16

Jesus said
"The night is coming
when no man can work."
John 9:4
This darkness will immediately follow the invasion tribulation.
(See Psa.18:3-28,  2 Sam. 22:1-27.)
"...a strong people in battle array
...they shall run here and there
in the city (Jerusalem)...
the earth will quake before them:
the sky will tremble:
the sun and the moon and the stars
will be darkened."
Joel 2:5-10

"Immediately following
the tribulation of those days
the sun will be darkened,
the moon will not shine,
and stars (meteorites) will fall from the sky,
and the powers of the sky will be shaken."
Matthew 24:29
(This verse refers to the capture of Jerusalem and the darkness 'immediately following.'  Do not change 'tribulation of those days' to GREAT tribulation of three and a half years.)

The earth and planets will be moved out of orbit at this time -- in a time frame of a few days.

"He shakes the earth
out of its place."
Job 9:6


"I will shake the sky (planet area)
and the earth will be moved out of its place,
in the wrath of the Lord of hosts,
in the day of his fierce anger."
Isaiah 13:13

3/  HIS APPEARING
God and Jesus will appear in the sky in the City of God following the darkness.  This is the forty-eight hour 'day of the Lord.'
(See Psa.48:1-8, 97:1-6,  Isa.40:5,  Acts 2:20,  Rev.12:10-12, 20:11, 21:2, 22:3.)

"The sun will be darkened,
the moon will give no light,
and stars (meteorites) will fall from the sky,
and the powers of the sky (planet area)
will be shaken.  Then
the sign of the Son of Man
will appear in the sky."
Matthew 24:29-30
(The 'sign' is the City and Throne of God.)
"Hereafter you will see the Son of Man
sitting at the right hand of Power
(God on His Throne)
and coming on
(appearing among)
the clouds of the sky."
Matthew 26:64
(see Psa.110:1)

4/  RAPTURE OF ELECT
Rapture immediately follows the appearing -- within an hour or so.
(see Mat.6:13,  Mark 13:26-27,  Luke 21:36,  John 14:3,  1 Thes.4:13-17,  2Tim.4:18,  Rev.3:10)

"Then shall appear in the sky
the sign (City) of the Son of Man (Jesus)...
and He will send His angels
with a great trumpet sound,
who will gather together
His elect
from the four winds,
from one end of the sky to another."
Matthew 24:30-31

"We know that
when He appears
we will be like Him."
1 John 3:2
(see Jhn.14:3, Col.3:4, 1Pet.5:4, 1Jhn.2:28)

"Now has come...
the Kingdom (City) of our God,
and the power of His Christ...
therefore rejoice you skies
and you (including raptured saints)
who dwell in them.
But woe to those who
inhabit the earth and the sea!
For the devil
has come down to you,
having great wrath
because he knows
that his time is short
(three and a half years)."
Revelation 12:10

5/  GREAT TRIBULATION
GREAT tribulation follows appearing and rapture.  This is the three and a half year 'day of the Lord' or 'time of wrath' -- the things that raptured saints escape.  (see Luke 21:36)

"The sun will be turned into darkness
and the moon into blood
before the great and terrible
day of the Lord comes."
Joel 2:31

"The sun became black
as sackcloth of hair,
the moon became as blood,
and stars (meteorites) fell to earth
...and the sky (planet area)
was rolled back like a scroll...
and everyone (left on earth)...hid themselves
in caves and rocks and mountains.
And they cried to the mountains
and to the rocks,
Fall on us and hide us
from the face of Him
who sits on the Throne,
and from the wrath of the Lamb.
Because the great day of their wrath
has now come,
and who will be able to stand?"
Revelation 6:12-17

"And he (sea beast) was allowed
to exercise authority for forty-two months
(three and a half years).
And with his mouth
he blasphemed God,
and His Name,
and his dwelling place
and those (including raptured saints)
who dwell in the sky.
And he was allowed
to make war with the saints (on the earth)
and to overcome them."
verse 18 "and his number is 666."
Revelation 13:5-7

So 'these things,' in the question of the disciples, in the answer of Jesus, and 'these things,' that pinpoint the very end of the age, begin with armies invading Israel (Ezk.38).

"When these things begin to come to pass,
lift up your heads and look up,
because your redemption is very near."
Luke 21:28
Our souls must be redeemed now -- washed from sins in Jesus' blood -- our bodies are redeemed when Jesus appears.
"Behold, I come quickly,
and My reward is with Me
to give every person
according to their work.
Blessed are those
who wash their robes
and keep His commandments,
that they may have right
to the tree of Life
and may enter through the gates
into the City."
Revelation 22:12, 14

"Let us therefore fear,
lest a promise being left to us
of entering into His rest,
any of you should seem
to come short of it."
Hebrews 4:1

END PART THREE

This is a shortened order of end-time events from the visions and Biblical and scientific studies of Oden Hetrick and his family.  Oden Hetrick has a longer version of end-time events in his book CITY IN THE SKY which can also be read on this website. [end of excerpt from Oden Hetrick's outline].

Putting it All Together
The four main points of the end times outline that the Lord gave to Oden Hetrick were: 1) Capture of Jerusalem, 2) Worldwide Darkness, 3) His Appearing, and 4) Rapture of the Elect.  Then GREAT tribulation follows appearing and rapture.  I believe we are about to see these four events unfold in rapid succession before our eyes.

The only way any man can stand in the judgment is if he personally knows Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. The names of those who know Him personally are written in the Lamb's book of Life, which is in heaven. My desire in writing this blog is not to win you over to a particular eschatological point of view. It really doesn't matter if you believe in Pre-Tribulation, Mid-Trib, or Post-Trib. My aim is simply to point you to Jesus. He shall reign forever and ever, and the righteous will reign with Him (Rev 22:5).  He is no longer right at the door, but beyond the door!  He is coming right away!

Author's note: You must take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody knows the day or the hour, and in no way am I date setting. This is only to provide you with information, so that you can make your own decisions, for which you will be accountable to God.  I urge you to read the other recent posts I've written about the imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ, available through the side bar, especially City in the Sky.  Also please visit Urgent Edition: Imminent Return of  Christ for an important message! You may also visit our Signs of the Times Directory, and access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.   

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Rapture in the Last Hour


The Lord led me today to make a careful search and inquiry, seeking to know what time the Spirit in me is indicating the return of our Lord Jesus Christ and the glories to follow.  I reviewed the comments by Sandra Sadiq in my previous blog on end time events, pertaining to the last and final hour before the Lord’s return. The following is a short excerpt taken from that blog, followed by what the Lord showed me in a brief study of 11:11 and 1:11 Bible verses.

1 John 2:18 The last hour (not in the timing of man; in the timing of God)

Sandra Sadiq's Comments
She states: "SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SEEING 11:11 OR 01:11 (ALL THESE 1’S) IT IS BECAUSE LORD TOLD ME THE REASON WHY I KEEP SEEING THE 1’S IT IS BECAUSE OF THE ANTICHRIST WHO HAS BEEN REVEALED IN THE LAST HOUR AND THE LAST HOUR IS 11PM."


Len's Comments

Here is what the Lord showed me. I sense this may be a reference to the following verses in the Bible.

Jesus Will Come the Same Way He Went into Heaven - Act 1:11
First we must look at Acts 1:11, in which the angels spoke to the disciples immediately after they watched Jesus ascend into the sky: “They also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven." (Act 1:11). This is an explicit reference to the return of Christ.

The Lord Will Again Reach Out His Mighty Arm and Bring Home His People - Is 11:11
Then in Isaiah 11:11, we read in the Contemporary English version: “When that day comes, the Lord will again reach out his mighty arm and bring home his people who have survived in Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Ethiopia, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and the land along the coast. He will give a signal to the nations, and he will bring together the refugees from Judah and Israel, who have been scattered all over the earth.” (Isa 11:11-12, CEV). It reads like this in the NASB version: “Then it will happen on that day that the Lord Will again recover the second time with His hand The remnant of His people, who will remain, From Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, And from the islands of the sea. And He will lift up a standard for the nations And assemble the banished ones of Israel, And will gather the dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the earth.” (Isa 11:11-12, NASB).  This passage is obviously referring to the rapture, that day when the Lord will come a second time to reach out His mighty arm and bring home His holy remnant, who have survived from all nations and who are scattered all over the earth. 
 
Repeated Vision and Then Everything Up Into the Sky - Act 11:11
Then we look at Acts 11:11 and the verse preceding it: “This happened three times, and everything was drawn back up into the sky. And behold, at that moment three men appeared at the house in which we were staying, having been sent to me from Caesarea.(Act 11:10-11). In this verse and the one before it, in Peter’s vision, the sheet and everything in it is drawn back up into the sky.  This is followed by the sudden appearance of three men.  There have been many visions and dreams of the rapture lately, and some people have seen these visions or dreams repeated consecutively like Peter did. I think the Lord is hinting that He Himself will soon appear, and all His holy ones will be drawn up into the sky.

They Went up into Heaven - Rev 11:11
Then we must look at Rev 11:11. “But after the three and a half days, the breath of life from God came into them, and they stood on their feet; and great fear fell upon those who were watching them. And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, ‘Come up here.Then they went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies watched them. (Rev 11:11-12).  This verse refers to the two, literal witnesses, who will serve during the Great Tribulation. But notice how they are raptured (caught up) when the Lord says, “Come up here.”  I think the Lord is inferring that He will soon call His people home

Jesus Comes Soon to Awaken the Dead Out of Sleep - Jn 11:11
Then we must look at John 11:11 that says, “He said to them, ‘Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I go, so that I may awaken him out of sleep.’"  (Joh 11:11).  Just as Jesus needed to go to awaken dead Lazarus, He must go out of heaven to awaken His Bride and to awaken the dead in Christ. 

Jesus Will Soon Enter This World for His Church and It's Already Late - Mk 11:11
In Mark 11:11, we read: “Jesus entered Jerusalem and came into the temple; and after looking around at everything, He left for Bethany with the twelve, since it was already late.” (Mar 11:11).  This may be a hint that Jesus is now about to enter this world’s atmosphere for His Church and that it is already late.  He is looking around at everything and is cleansing His Church. 

The True Saints Will Be Gathered Together to Jesus Like Birds - Hos 11:11
There is Hosea 1:11.  “And the sons of Judah and the sons of Israel will be gathered together, And they will appoint for themselves one leader, And they will go up from the land, For great will be the day of Jezreel.” (Hos 1:11).  The key things in this verse are that God’s people will be gathered together to their One Leader, Jesus Christ.  When this happens, they will “go up from the land” and great will be the day! In Hosea 11:11, we read “They will come trembling like birds from Egypt And like doves from the land of Assyria; And I will settle them in their houses, declares the LORD.” (Hos 11:11). The sons of God are going to come to Him like birds, and He will settle them in their houses in heaven. In verse 9 preceding this, the Lord says, “I will not come in wrath,” indicating that when He comes to gather His holy ones, it will not be in wrath for them.  The wrath will only be for those who are left behind.

Jesus Comes TO His Own and Then He Comes FOR His own - Jn 1:11
Then we see in John 1:11, it says, “He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.” (Joh 1:11) This refers to His first coming, when He came TO His own, but Jesus is once again coming FOR His own very soon.  Unfortunately, many of His own are not ready to receive Him.

Woe to the Rebellious and Idolatrous Children  - Jude 1:11, and Jer 11:11
All who are living in rebellion to His commandments and in idolatry will not be ready to receive Him.  Jude 1:11 pronounces the woe for such Christians: “Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.” (Jud 1:11).

The Lord also warns these people who are not ready in Jeremiah 11:11: "Therefore thus says the LORD, 'Behold I am bringing disaster on them which they will not be able to escape; though they will cry to Me, yet I will not listen to them.'" (Jer 11:11).  In the preceding verse, the Lord specifically says that these are His people who are in rebellion and idolatry: "They are returned to the former iniquities of their fathers, who refused to hear my words: so these likewise have gone after strange gods, to serve them: the house of Israel, and the house of Juda have made void my covenant, which I made with their fathers. (Jer 11:10, DRB)

Seeking to Know the Time the Spirit Indicated and the Glories to Follow - 1 Pet 1:11
In 1 Peter 1:11, and the preceding verse, he says, “As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow.” (1Pe 1:10-11)  In these verses, Peter speaks about the Old Testament prophets, who made careful searches and inquiries, seeking to know what time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted both the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow.  The Lord is hinting that his prophets and holy people today are doing the same, just as we are doing in this very study – seeking to know what time the Spirit of Christ is indicating as He predicted the glories soon to follow for the saints.  Right after that in verse 13, Peter reminds us of the revelation of Jesus Christ, which is His second coming. Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (1Pe 1:13).

Entrance into our Lord's Eternal Kingdom - 2 Pet 1:11
In 2 Peter 1:11, we read “for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.” (2Pe 1:11). Peter here referred to the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord.  When the rapture happens, all the holy ones will enter into our Lord’s eternal kingdom. We need to set our hope completely on the grace to be brought to us at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Commands John in a Voice Like a Trumpet to Write What He Sees - Rev 1:11
In Rev 1:11, Jesus commands John in a voice like a trumpet to write what he sees and send it to the seven churches. Many people today are hearing the Lord’s voice, and even trumpets, alerting us to the imminent return of our Lord in the rapture.  These saints are writing what they see and sending it to the churches via the Internet, as well as books.

Time is Up! - Zech 1:11-13ff
Zechariah 1:11 is definitely about the Lord’s return, and it includes 1:13, in which the Lord says, “Time is up.”  For more on this, see the rapture article on the Angels on Assignment website, particularly the “Nuggets of Proof” in the Summary section.  In addition, there is more about this in brother Roland Buck’s in sermon 48.

But the angel Gabriel told brother Buck that Zechariah 1:13 is about the Lord’s return. The “angel of the Lord” in this passage was Gabriel himself, so he certainly knows what it’s about.  He said that in verse 13, the Lord told him that “time is up.”

Here is an excerpt from sermon 48 by brother Buck: “Another thing he told me as he gave me this message, in Zechariah 1:12, the angel Gabriel who is the angel who stands in God's presence. And he said, ‘God, those children of Israel have been in bondage for 70 years. How long are You going to allow them to stay in bondage. The time is up.’" sermon 48.

"God said, ‘Tell them that I have turned to them with mercy and I will bring them into the land that I promised them. I will keep my promise.’ Then God gave me the beautiful picture that this promise was very symbolic of the day when Jesus comes to take His own people back.” sermon 48.

Brother Buck went on to say, “On God's clock in eternity time has almost run out. I don't know how it relates; it could be a longer period of time on earth because there's no real way of comparing eternity and time. Eternity is a state of being; it's neither long nor short. But things are happening so beautifully.” sermon 48.

Brother Buck began that message by saying, “There may be some pre-tribulation people here tonight; there may be some post tribulation people. But when that clock strikes and God's great plan and the trumpet sounds, God isn't going to open up our heads and take a look and see which position we support. He's going to take a look at our hearts and see if Jesus dwells there. He tells us not to be moved away from the hope of His calling.”

“One of the most often asked questions that I have received has to do with the rapture of the church. There seems to be a trend away from this blessed hope. And God knew it was going to happen and that's why He said, ‘be not moved away from this hope.’ Because Jesus is coming soon He is doing some things in hastening His work today.”

Putting it All Together
Immediately after this post was first published, I received a comment from a dear sister, Michele.  She said, "I have been seeing this for about 8 years!" And she knows one other person who received this from the Lord as well! So this was definitely a confirmation for her and for me.

We are in the last moment right before the rapture. Time's up! I want to be very clear that I am not setting any dates.  I don't know if it is going to be this week, this year, next year, or when.  It just depends on the grace of God.  But it's going to be VERY soon.

Are you ready?  Do you hear the sound of the trumpet?  Please do not wait any longer or you will miss the rapture. Repent now and give your life to Jesus Christ.  Look to Jesus, who alone can prepare you to enjoy the rapture, and join the worshipers in heaven. If you know Him, but are not living 100% for Him, then repent and get right with Him now.  He is coming only for the holy people.

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. Earth image from Angels on Assignment website.

Author's note: You must take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody knows the day or the hour, and in no way am I date setting. This is only to provide you with information, so that you can make your own decisions, for which you will be accountable to God.  You may also want to read my other post called, "Very Few Will Hear the Trumpet".  Then check out "Are You Rapture Ready?" And "The End Has Come."  You may also visit our Signs of the Times Directory, and access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Rapture Alert

Dear friends,

The Lord Jesus Christ is coming back very soon.  He is beyond the door, and the rapture of His people could occur at any moment.

The word rapture comes from the Latin word, rapturo, which is a translation of the Greek verb "caught up" that's found in 1 Thessalonians 4:17.

"For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord." (1Th 4:16-17)


Now I'd like to share with you just a few brief dreams about the rapture that help to show how close we are to that moment.

My Daughter's Dream
At the end of the day on June 13, 2012, as we were having family devotions together, I was surprised to hear my oldest daughter tell me  that she had a dream last night that the rapture happened.  I was surprised, because I had a dream also, and I had felt the Lord was wanting to wake us up to His imminent return.  Earlier in the day, I had already posted a blog called "Are You Rapture Ready," in which I later added her dream testimony, after she told me.

So I listened with great interest as she told me.  She said, "I dreamed that it was night time, past our bedtime, but we were still up.  I pulled back the curtain and looked up at the sky.  I saw in the sky a dim pinpoint of white light, and initially thought it was a star.  Suddenly it started growing brighter and brighter, as it got closer.  Then my heart started beating really fast with excitement. The white light started to take the shape of Jesus, and I knew it was Jesus.  He had a white garment on.  The ground started shaking.  I started hearing this rumbling sound like an earthquake was beginning to happen. I could feel the ground trembling beneath my feet.  Then I turned my head and cried out, 'Daddy, Jesus is coming back!'"

She continued, "This dream was so real to me, that I could practically say it wasn't a dream at all.  It was very, very real.  And it repeated itself once again afterward."

The fact that the Lord was in her dream, and that it felt so real tells me it was from the Lord.  The fact that she had the dream twice in a row, and it happened on the same day I had my dream indicates that this is about to happen right away.

Sam's Vison of the rapture, he is near, Get ready!
This is a dream that a young man, named Sam, had in 2011.  When I heard his testimony the day after Charity's dream, I couldn't help notice how similar it was to Charity's dream.  He tells his dream in the video below.



Urgent Rapture Dream! The Rapture Is Imminent!
Here is the testimony of a man, named Andre Hendricks, who had a rapture dream in 2010.  He writes in his video description, "My dream about the rapture event taking place! Glory be to G-d We're going HOME soon! Get ready for the rapture, confess your sins, live Holy, be ready!"



Rapture Dream - There is no time left
Then there is a sister who had a rapture dream in July 2011.  She writes: "The crazy thing is after I had this dream within a few days others had gotten the same message - There is no time left. Get right with Jesus. NO DATE SET. TIME LEFT SEEMED TO BE RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT AT THE END." Here it is



Two SHOCKING Confirmations of Jesus' Imminent Return
A man, named Immanuel, who has a website called Kingdom Warriors, posted a video on May 21, 2012, saying that he recently received two shocking confirmations of our Lord's imminent return.  Here is the video:




My Son's Rapture Dream
My seven year old son had a dream of the rapture on June 20, 2012.  In the dream, he, his little brother, and three sisters were standing in our driveway at the home we live at now.  Suddenly they heard the sound of the trumpet like in the videos we have recently seen (see here).  At that moment, he and all the children lifted up their hands to the Lord.  Then my wife and I came outside to join them.  We lifted up our hands.  Then there was a big wind and we started to go up.  And his dream ended.

Putting it All Together
We are in the last moment right before the rapture. Time's up! I want to be very clear that I am not trying to be divisive or win you over to my particular viewpoint of the end times. I am not setting any dates.  I don't know if it is going to be this week, this year, next year, or when.  It just depends on the grace of God.  But it's going to be VERY soon.

In my previous blogs, I have mentioned other dreams that people have had very recently.  There are certainly many other people having dreams of the rapture, but these few examples should be enough to make the point. I think these are all alerts for us to get ready, because the Lord is coming back right away.  For those with ears to hear, it's high time to get ready for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ! Look to Him, who alone can prepare you to enjoy the rapture, and join the worshipers in heaven.

Attribution notice: Scripture quotation taken from the NASB.

Author's note: You must take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody knows the day or the hour, and in no way am I date setting. This is only to provide you with information, so that you can make your own decisions, for which you will be accountable to God.  You may also want to read my other post called, "The End Has Come," as well as "Are You Rapture Ready?"  You may also visit our Signs of the Times Directory, and access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.