Saturday, December 21, 2013

Rapture Revelation to Ayodelle Sawyerr

This is a revelation given to Sister Ayodele Sawyerr from Sierra Leone, who saw in Heaven and Hell.  I have spoken with a godly sister in Christ, who knows sister Ayo, named Claire Andoun Atongo.  She says that sister Ayo is very reserved, and was training the sisters in prayer.  Claire was always together with her praying, and said she is a mature believer in Christ. 

When sister Ayo saw the Lord, she said He was shining as a Light.  She said, if you were to take all the energy in the world and put it all together, it would not compare with the Light of Christ.

He told her that the rapture is imminent.  He said, "Time is up!  Time is up!  There is no time left. Soon and very soon the rapture is about to take place."

I urge you to read and watch her entire testimony on my blog, Sister Ayo - a Revelation of Heaven and Hell.  The Lord emphasized holiness in this revelation.  She said, “We have to strive to walk in holiness...Let us live a holy life -- a life that will please God. Let us live like Job -- like the Lord boasted of him, 'Look at my servant. He is blameless.' Let us be blameless before the Lord, because at any time the rapture could take. I pray we will all make it in the rapture."

It's time to prepare for the Lord's return, if you have not already done so.

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.

Please prayerfully listen to this sister's testimony, and use the Testimony Review Process adopted by this blog, as you decide for yourself whether the Lord has spoken to her.  For issues and concerns, each person must confirm with the Lord, whether something is valid or not.

I also encourage you to read Rapture Revelation to Rachael Mushala and Rapture Revelation to Zipora Bitrus.  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, December 17, 2013

Rapture Revelations to the Mushala Sisters

Dear brethren, in my previous blogs that I have written recently, I have mentioned a sister named Rachael Mushala, who has received dreams, visions, and revelations from the Lord for mankind, along with her sister Zipporah.  Some of those revelations pertain to the rapture, and I would like to highlight those in this article.

I Am Coming Sooner Than You Think
Rachael Mushala
Around November 5, 2013, Rachael informed me of a message the Lord gave to her and her sister Zipporah about His imminent return.

He said, “I am coming soon, and My coming will be like a thief in the night, so I will know who is truly Mine. People no longer pay attention when someone tells them that I am coming, because I have taken long. My coming will no longer be delayed. I am coming sooner than you think, but the question is, will you be ready? Because I am only coming for a holy people, and if you live holy lives I will take you with Me. I am only coming for those living a holy life, and many Christians will not be ready when I come, and they will be left behind.”  He continued, “Right now the door is open, but it will soon be closed. Enter before the door is closed. I am waiting for you (humanity) with open loving arms.”  I encourage you to read the entire, powerful message the Lord gave Rachael Mushala for mankind at this link.

Vision of Missing the Rapture
As I was completing a blog about the rapture on December 5, 2013, I got the following email from sister Rachael Mushala in Zambia.  She wrote:

"The day of our departure is fast approaching! I was sharing with a friend about how we are in the very last days and that the rapture could happen at any moment. When I went home, I had a vision."

"In the vision I was in a supermarket with this same friend of mine. We had done our shopping and were at the till about to pay for what we had bought when I noticed that her phone was ringing. She didn't seem to have noticed, so I told her that her phone was ringing. But she said she would answer the call later, and left her phone just lying there on the counter where she had placed it (when she wanted to get money from her purse)."

"I kept telling her to pick the call, but she kept saying she would do it later and didn't even bother to check who was calling (I didn't know who was calling her either). Finally the phone stopped ringing.  She then picked the phone to check the missed call notification, but instead of the 'missed call' number being displayed, it was written on the screen of her phone: 'CHRIST CAME'!"

"The vision ended."

"We are at the very end now, so that any delay in making a decision for Christ could be too late!"

The Rapture is JUST About to Happen
On December 16, 2013, I received an email from Rachael in Africa, in which she wrote:

"I just had a dream that I hope will encourage you about how close we are to the rapture. In the dream, I was in church and the sermon was about how we are in the end times.  Later, I was seated alone when someone came to me. I didn't recognise this person, but in his hand he held a skirt that wasn't so short but was still short.  He then said, the Rapture is JUST (with emphasis on "just") about to happen, yet many people have compromised (standards of holiness). This man sounded sad, and indicated that even those who previously had high standards of holiness have compromised. In the dream when this man said the rapture is just about to happen, I felt like he was refering to something that was so close that it could happen at ANY moment, and needs to be watched for. I then awoke."

The Rapture is at Hand
Zipporah Mushala
I recently posted Zipporah Mushala’s Second Testimony of Hell, in which she described the rapture revelations the Lord gave to her.  She stated:

I saw in a vision written in  the sky, "THE RAPTURE IS AT HAND. PREPARE NOW FOR IN JUST A MINUTE, YOU WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO ENTER."

I also saw people going up in the rapture. I noticed that they were all wearing pure white garments and had the words, “JESUS FREAK” written on their foreheads. The Lord said, “They call those who want to serve me in truth, spirit and holiness “Jesus freaks.” Tell them that only those Jesus freaks are going up in the rapture when I come.  People will be shocked that I came. They will say, “We did not think he would come so soon.”

During prayers at church one day, I saw a mob of demons exiting hell for earth. They told me, “We’re going to stop the rapture.” I told them, "You can’t stop the rapture” and then they replied, “Then we are going to stop people from going in the rapture.” With that, they made for a certain street and started hugging people from behind. If the person’s name was John, the demon would also have the name John written on its forehead. This meant that that demon was assigned to this particular person. The demons began to whisper to the people they held captive, There is no “God, There is no rapture, and Just enjoy the world a little bit.” After saying this, the demon would withdraw from the person and laugh secretly with its hand over its mouth. One of the deceived people then began shouting loudly, “There is no God!”

On January 16, 2014, her sister Rachael wrote, “This morning when I woke up, I was thinking about how people get all defensive and say, 'You are taking things too seriously,' if you tell them anything about holiness. I was reminded of a vision of the rapture that Zipporah had recently. She said she saw only a few people disappear into the sky. As they went up, they looked like white streaks of light. She noticed that all of those who were taken up had words engraved on their foreheads: 'Jesus freak.'" 

Rachael continued, "When I remembered it this morning, I think we need to rejoice and not be discouraged when people say we are taking things too seriously. Our Lord is only coming for "Jesus Freaks," those who have made Him their all and follow ALL His teachings which includes holiness."

A Book Called "THE RAPTURE HAS HAPPENED"
Then on August 28, 2014, I received the following email from Zipporah.  She stated:

"I'd like to share a vision I've just had a few minutes ago. As I was praying, I saw a big book with golden covers. It looked like a Bible, but it wasn't really one. In it were all the verses in the whole Bible concerning the rapture. ALL the verses were there. I saw the pages in the book flip over.  And in the same way that some books have blank pages at the end, I also saw these flip over, and the book closed. Then I saw the title of the book it was written in capital letters, 'THE RAPTURE HAS HAPPENED.'"

"Then I heard the voice of an angel...He shouted, 'Woe to the earth.  Woe to the people who have remained on the earth for terror awaits them.' His voice made the earth shake as though experiencing a tremor."

"Then demons began exiting hell in jubilee.  I saw one with a big and long spear, which was even longer than the demon. These demons were surveying the earth, looking in all directions, in the same way people look at something good and they can't believe it’s all theirs.  Then the demon with the spear said, 'So this is how it feels to be king.' They were all smiles."

"People thought the rapture would take place after some years, but it really, really shocked them.  Everything was normal when it happened.  Some were in class, some watching TV, some selling, sleeping, ordering food, etc."

"Even some holiness preachers remained. They had 'little' sins they thought they would get rid of later, but Jesus came sooner than that later."

"God bless you and may we be ready in Jesus' name.
-- Zipporah Mushala"

[End of testimonies].

I encourage you to read my articles about Zipporah Mushala's Testimony of Hell, Zipporah Mushala’s Second Testimony of Hell, and Zipporah Mushala’s Third Testimony of Hell.

Putting it All Together
These dreams, visions, and revelations that the Lord has given to Rachael and her sister Zipporah have been confirmed to me, so I believe they are from the Lord.  If I had to sum up the ones I've just covered in this post, I would put it like this:

The Lord is saying, "My coming will no longer be delayed. I am coming sooner than you think, but the question is, will you be ready? Because I am only coming for a holy people, and if you live holy lives I will take you with Me. I am only coming for those living a holy life, and many Christians will not be ready when I come, and they will be left behind.”  "The Rapture is JUST about to happen, yet many people have compromised God's standard of holiness" and become worldly. “Right now the door is open, but it will soon be closed. Enter before the door is closed."  Very soon it will be a past event, and people will know that Christ came.  We are at the very end now, so that any delay in making a decision for Christ could be too late!

Will you be one of those millions reported missing on the news headlines when the rapture happens?  Or will you be one of the millions who will be missing the rapture?  The decision is yours.  Don't wait any longer.  Repent and give your life to Jesus.  Salvation is found only by His grace through faith. And then live your life for Him in holiness, righteousness, and truth.  The standard for heaven is high.  He still loves you, but He will not lower His standard for anyone.

*Some of the quotes in this article have been edited and paraphrased with permission from the original source for clarity.

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.

If you enjoyed this post, you may also like Rachael Mushala Testimony of Hell, Rapture Revelation to Zipora Bitrus, Rapture Foretold in Psalm 97, The Day of Our Lord’s Wedding is at Hand, The Messiah Is Coming, Urgent: Jesus Christ's Return is Imminent - 2013, Peace, Safety, and the Thief in the Night, The 311 Moment, Sequence of Signs Preceding the Coming of Christ, Michael Shigaba's End Time Message for Mankind, Outline of Endtime Events, my daughter's poem, The Midnight Hour, and the other posts in this blog available through the links in the side bar.  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, December 13, 2013

Rapture Revelation - Sixth Seal in September 2012?

Today I would like to re-post the following revelation regarding the Rapture given by the Lord to sister Hyun Sook Na which was published on June 15, 2013.



The description of this video states:
South Korean Pastor Hyun Sook Na has been visiting heaven and hell for the last 20 years. In this testimony, she tells a little about what she has been shown and she urges the church to live a sanctified life, because He is coming soon!

She saw that Jesus actually opened the sixth seal in September 2012. So the seals that were written about in the book of Revelation have been opened -- from the first one to sixth one. The next seal to be opened is the seventh seal.  As the Scripture says:

In Rev 8:1 "When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour."

She found out in the museum of heaven that Jesus is coming for the rapture of the church during the half-hour period of time. When Jesus opens the seventh seal, the antichrist will also appear.

The rapture of the church will happen anytime soon. Only holy and righteous brides will get raptured. In order to get raptured, we need robes. Not only do we need the gowns of salvation, we also need the robe of righteousness. (Isaiah 61:10) It is time to repent sincerely on a daily basis and pray continually.  Don't fail to evangelize. Love Jesus with all your heart, and remain in the fullness of the Holy Spirit.

You can view the complete video at this link.

Attribution notice: Scripture quotation 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.

If you enjoyed this post, you may also like Rachael Mushala Testimony of Hell, Urgent: Jesus Christ's Return is Imminent - 2013, Peace, Safety, and the Thief in the Night, The 311 Moment, Outline of Endtime Events, my daughter's poem, The Midnight Hour, and the other posts in this blog available through the links in the side bar.  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, December 10, 2013

The Day of Our Lord’s Wedding is at Hand

Samuel Oghenetega
On another blog, I posted an article about the supernatural Visitation of Jesus to Samuel Oghenetaga, which occurred in late June and early July of 2013.  I encourage you to read it, in order to get the full detail of what the Lord told this fourteen-year-old Nigerian boy, Samuel.  He spoke about righteousness, holiness, and how to prepare for the rapture.  However, in this post here today, I simply want to point out that the Lord told Samuel numerous times to warn people and tell them the rapture is at hand.  Here are some excerpts in which He did so:

Prepare for the rapture
"Prepare for the rapture. It will be like a dream."  The Lord gave him Mt 24:29-31, and he saw a picture of the people being caught up to meet the Lord in the air, and the caption said, “Come, My faithful servants.”

"There shall be wars and earthquakes before I come. I will heal the sick. Keep on praising me and I will rise with my flaming sword to fight."

My marriage is at hand 
Jesus dressed in a white suit like He was going to a wedding. He said with a meek voice, “One more chance. Repent. My marriage is at hand. Repent before I come. May the grace of my Father rest upon the heads.”

The day of our Lord’s wedding is at hand
"I have sent my angel proclaiming with a loud voice, 'Behold, the day of our Lord’s wedding is at hand.' Repent! The Lord has spoken."

Putting it All Together
Everything the Lord told Samuel is consistent with Scripture and with what He is revealing to others. Since the Lord told him Mat 24:29-31 was about the rapture, then we know that passage of Scripture is about the rapture, and it is not up for debate.  The Lord said in that passage:

"Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." (Mat 24:29-31)

This passage indicates that there will first be signs in the sun, moon, and stars, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Some of the signs in the sun and moon will include them being darkened and not giving light.  Then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven.  After that the Son of Man Himself will come on the clouds of heaven with power and glory.  That will be the moment when He gathers His elect to Himself from the four winds. Notice the sequence, and the things which must still occur before the rapture.

It is significant that the Lord told Samuel this past summer that there will yet be wars and earthquakes before He comes.  We know there have been many wars and earthquakes across the centuries, and presently they are happening more than ever.  But what kind of wars and earthquakes would need to happen at this point to point to the Lord's immediate return?  I think the war would have to be greater and more intense than any war the world has ever seen -- I'm talking about World War III.  And the earthquakes would have to be more powerful and destructive than any other the world has ever experienced, such that whole nations like the USA are affected.  Do not let these things catch you by surprise, because they must happen before the rapture.

"Behold, the Day of Our Lord’s Wedding is at Hand!"

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.

If you enjoyed this post, you may also like Visitation of Jesus to Samuel OghenetagaRachael Mushala Testimony of HellUrgent: Jesus Christ's Return is Imminent - 2013Peace, Safety, and the Thief in the NightThe 311 MomentOutline of Endtime Events, my daughter's poem, The Midnight Hour, and the other posts in this blog available through the links in the side bar.  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, December 5, 2013

Rapture Dream: State of Watch - December 2013

The Rapture of the Bride of Christ
Before I went to bed on November 30, 2013, I prayed and asked the Lord to give me a dream to confirm that ISON will indeed cause an emergency event.  I had a dream on December 1, 2013 at around 6:00 AM and awoke from it realizing that it was an answer to my prayer for a confirmation dream.  I initially only shared this with my wife and children, and a couple sisters in Christ.  I had no intention at all of sharing this publicly. But now I feel led to post it, since it may be an encouragement to the saints.  Although there is more to the dream that I will not disclose, I will only share the relevant details here.

Declare a State of Watch
In the dream, there was darkness in two scenes, and I received a voice message saying, “You must declare a ‘state of watch’”

Thief in the Night
Then I heard the sound of an emergency, taking place live as it was happening. It was a lady’s voice screaming in terror over and over, because an evil burglar had broken into her home during the dark night. (This had happened because one of her outdoor security lights had gone out).  I was awakened by the frightening sound of her screams, which grew increasingly louder, as if her life was immediately threatened by the approach of this violent intruder in her darkened home, who sought to harm her.  It was as if I could feel the terror she was experiencing.

Jesus is Coming Soon!
When I awoke, and began to write down the dream, I could still hear in the background the voice of the angel caught on tape in Kansas City, singing the words, “All the saints and angels up in glory wait to hear the news of Jesus and His children as their comin’ soon (through).”  The full solo he sings in the recording says:

Hallelujah, breathe it all across the land
Everybody's singing at the Lord's command
All the saints and the angels up in glory wait to hear the news
of Jesus and his children that (or as) they're coming soon (through).

This was the soloist in the angelic choir that was recorded singing the Hallelujah chorus.  And as I was awake in bed, writing down the dream, I could hear the soloist singing these words just as clear as if it was playing on a radio or CD.  That led me to believe this dream was from the Lord.

When I heard the angel singing after that dream, I continued to hear it all day long, right up until I was going to bed late that night.  Of course, it was not the first time I had ever heard him sing it, because I had heard it before through the recording available online, and had just been led to listen to it on October 11.  But God brought that up once again for me to hear in my spirit resonating that morning, in order to confirm the dream.

Withered Right Arm
There were other scenes in the dream, which I have already forgotten.  In one scene there was a man speaking publicly in a black suit with a disgusting right arm that was oozing with puss.  As I was writing down the dream, thinking about his arm, I began to hear the words repeated over and over saying, “Withered right arm…withered right arm…etc.”

Interpretation
I sense this is a confirmation of a global cataclysmic event involving darkness that is about to happen in connection with a cosmic event, since there was definite darkness in two scenes. I am not going to say this will be comet ISON, but that was what I prayed for the Lord to confirm, the night that I had this dream.

Declare a State of Watch
It was serious enough to warrant officially declaring a state of watch.  The “state of watch” is a sort of blend of the two expressions “state of emergency” and “storm watch.” A thunderstorm watch, for example, is a period before the storm hits, when there is a possibility of the storm hitting a certain area.  It is similar to a storm warning.  This expression signifies that the saints need to be watching and praying at this time, preparing for the chaos about to ensue, which will create a “state of emergency.” And of course, we should be watching for the Lord to return at any moment.

Thief in the Night
The burglar seems to signify that the Lord's return (the rapture) is imminent, since He said,

"Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his clothes, so that he will not walk about naked and men will not see his shame." (Rev 16:15)

"But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will." (Mat 24:43-44)

The lady in her home in the dark night signified believers who are not ready.  In the dream, her security light had gone out, and when the burglar came, she was caught unprepared.  Her house was broken into, and she was terrorized by it.  It may also signify that the forces of darkness and death will enter the homes of the ungodly during the period of darkness coming upon the earth, and people will be terrorized just as the Egyptians were when the angel of death entered their homes during the darkness of the Ninth Plague.

Jesus is Coming Soon!
The angel singing the words, “All the saints and angels up in glory wait to hear the news of Jesus and His children as their comin’ through (soon),” was an indication that these events are a sign of the Lord’s imminent return, and are cause for rejoicing, as they will only be terrifying for those who don’t know Jesus, or who are not ready.

During the period of darkness, it is probably wise for believers to stay indoors, close their windows and doors, and draw the curtains.  This is not in fear of any kind, but in God's peace and by the leading of the Holy Spirit, as it is time to seek the Lord.  There is a time for everything. We are to be repenting and seeking the Lord during that time, asking Him for protection, and being infused with the Holy Spirit.

As it says in the prophet Isaiah, "Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by.  See, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood shed on it; the earth will conceal its slain no longer." (Is 26:20-21).

Withered Right Arm
The man in the black suit with the withered right arm signifies someone evil, and will betray Israel.  He is not from God. 

I did a search on this in the morning, when I awoke from the dream, and found the following:

On the SaveIsrael website, Yehuda Karni posted this poem he wrote, called May Your Right Hand Wither:

May your right hand wither for forgetting Jerusalem
May your tongue cleave to the roof of your mouth
For you are hollow, foaming over with prattling sound
Meaningless echoes that from your empty self rebound

For only yesterday, and yes, this very morn'
You invoked its holy name and raised its sacred flame
When was it when you celebrated your deceit
When you vowed, or when you began a traitor's game?

This poem is connected with the saying, “May my right hand wither,” which comes from the psalm that says, “If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.” (Ps 137:5)

According to Zechariah 11:16, the arm of the false shepherd (false prophet) will be completely withered and his right eye totally blinded.

The Lord said, "For behold, I am going to raise up a shepherd in the land who will not care for the perishing, seek the scattered, heal the broken, or sustain the one standing, but will devour the flesh of the fat sheep and tear off their hoofs. Woe to the worthless shepherd who leaves the flock! A sword will be on his arm and on his right eye! His arm will be totally withered and his right eye will be blind." (Zec 11:16-17)

This clearly signifies the second beast of Revelation 13, which is the false prophet, who has already risen to the center of the world stage.  He does not support Israel.  He has no hope to offer people, because Jesus is the only hope and refuge at this time. 

After I finished writing down the dream, and the interpretation, I read the passage of Scripture for today, picking up where I had left off yesterday. So I read Daniel 7, about Daniel’s dream of the four beasts, representing the four world empires (Babylonian, Media/Persian, Alexandrian, and Roman).  Then he dreamed of the little horn.  Here are some excerpts from that chapter:

"While I was contemplating the horns, behold, another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth uttering great boasts. (Dan 7:8)

"I kept looking, and that horn was waging war with the saints and overpowering them until the Ancient of Days came and judgment was passed in favor of the saints of the Highest One, and the time arrived when the saints took possession of the kingdom.”  (Dan 7:21-22)

"Then I kept looking because of the sound of the boastful words which the horn was speaking; I kept looking until the beast was slain, and its body was destroyed and given to the burning fire.” (Dan 7:11)

"As for me, Daniel, my spirit was distressed within me, and the visions in my mind kept alarming me.” (Dan 7:15)

"At this point the revelation ended. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts were greatly alarming me and my face grew pale, but I kept the matter to myself." (Dan 7:28)

Vision of Missing the Rapture
As I was completing this blog, I got the following email from sister Rachael Mushala in Zambia.  She wrote:

Rachael Mushala
"The day of our departure is fast approaching! I was sharing with a friend about how we are in the very last days and that the rapture could happen at any moment. When I went home, I had a vision."

"In the vision I was in a supermarket with this same friend of mine. We had done our shopping and were at the till about to pay for what we had bought when I noticed that her phone was ringing. She didn't seem to have noticed, so I told her that her phone was ringing. But she said she would answer the call later, and left her phone just lying there on the counter where she had placed it (when she wanted to get money from her purse)."

"I kept telling her to pick the call, but she kept saying she would do it later and didn't even bother to check who was calling (I didn't know who was calling her either). Finally the phone stopped ringing.  She then picked the phone to check the missed call notification, but instead of the 'missed call' number being displayed, it was written on the screen of her phone: 'CHRIST CAME'!"

"The vision ended."

"We are at the very end now, so that any delay in making a decision for Christ could be too late!"

That was the end of Rachael's email message to me.  But she had previously informed me just last month of a message the Lord gave to her and her sister Zipporah about His imminent return. He said, “I am coming soon, and My coming will be like a thief in the night, so I will know who is truly Mine. People no longer pay attention when someone tells them that I am coming, because I have taken long. My coming will no longer be delayed. I am coming sooner than you think, but the question is, will you be ready? Because I am only coming for a holy people, and if you live holy lives I will take you with Me. I am only coming for those living a holy life, and many Christians will not be ready when I come, and they will be left behind.”  He continued, “Right now the door is open, but it will soon be closed. Enter before the door is closed. I am waiting for you (humanity) with open loving arms.”  I encourage you to read the entire, powerful message the Lord gave Rachael Mushala for mankind at this link.

Putting it All Together
So I believe that this dream was from the Lord and the interpretation is true, confirming the coming days of darkness on the earth and the rapture that is about to happen. However, I will leave that up to those of you in Christ who are spiritual to discern that.

Some of the key elements were the burglar like a "thief in the night," representing the return of Christ and the rapture, and the angels singing that He is coming soon, which requires that we be in a state of watching and praying, repenting, and being infused with the Holy Spirit.

Pray that you will be counted worthy to stand before Jesus when He comes and escape the wrath that is coming.  Jesus is only coming for a holy Bride without spot or wrinkle, and we must make ourselves ready.  Another key element was the man with the withered right arm, which I believe indicates that the betrayal of Israel by the beasts of Revelation 13, who will soon be revealed.

In the morning, after recording this dream, I went online and found this copy of the Kansas City angels' song at this link, preceded by an explanation, in case you have never heard this beautiful song.

The Lord was very clear to Dr. Owuor that "time is over," and He is about to step through heaven's door to come for His Bride, just as that angelic song declares.  His dream confirmed mine.

The vision that sister Rachael had also confirmed my dream.  This state of watch that has been declared is like an alarm or a phone ringing.  Don't be like Rachael's friend, who delayed answering the call, and found out later that Christ already came. Prepare for the glorious coming of the Messiah. His coming will no longer be delayed. He is coming sooner than you think, but the question is, will you be ready?

Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Act 2:38)

Epilogue to this blog is at Reflections on the State of Watch.

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.

If you enjoyed this post, please see Reflections on the State of Watch.  You may also like The Messiah Is Coming, Rachael Mushala Testimony of Hell, Urgent: Jesus Christ's Return is Imminent - 2013, Peace, Safety, and the Thief in the Night, The 311 Moment, Outline of Endtime Events, my daughter's poem, The Midnight Hour, and the other posts in this blog available through the links in the side bar.  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, December 3, 2013

The 311 Moment

In my research, I have discovered that the 3:11 verses from Genesis to Revelation have a clear message for the Church about the moment that I sense we are in right now, which I refer to as the "311 moment".  I will first explain what I think these Scriptures are saying to us, and then you can read the Scriptures yourself to see if it is true.  If I were to summarize the message I think is found in the 3:11 verses, it would be as follows:

We live in the day when we are going to see rulers try to force everyone to worship the image or be killed.  The enemy tempts us with all forms of idolatry.  But the Lord says, "You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me."  Refuse to bow before idols. Flee from idolatry. 

We must repent, and worship God alone, in Spirit and Truth, through His Son Jesus Christ, who comes to baptize us with the Holy Spirit and fire.  He is good, for His lovingkindness is upon Israel forever.

At this time, there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God. We must be righteous and live by faith. We must prove ourselves to be more righteous than the hypocrites. We must cry out for a wise and discerning heart, rather than for riches, long life, or the death of our enemies. The Lord will do for you whatever you ask, if you ask in Jesus Name. We must turn away from evil and do good; we must seek peace and pursue it. We ought to be in holy conduct and godliness. Then all the people will know that we are a people of excellence. We should love one another. We ought to be looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God. God’s people must lead a disciplined life. We must not reject the discipline of the LORD or loathe His reproof. Ask for the discipline of the Lord.  Ask Him to reprove you.

Saints must take direction from God. Share food and clothing with those in need. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse. Our lives must be built on the right foundation, which is Jesus Christ.  When we do so, we are able to sing, praising and giving thanks to the LORD. The people will shout with a great shout when they praise the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD Jesus Christ has been laid. But many are building on something else. Their lives have become contaminated. Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water? Even the ocean waters have become bitter with radioactive poison.

The world and even most of those in the church do not accept God’s testimony. This is what the Lord God says, whether they listen or not. Many Christians are now perverted and are sinning, being self-condemned. They are faithless and treacherous. The judgment of Church leaders is influenced by money; many pastors, preachers, and priests teach and preach for a price; and prophets prophesy for money.  Yet they lean on the LORD saying, "Is not the LORD in our midst? Calamity will not come upon us."  The Lord swore in His wrath regarding such people, "They shall not enter My rest."

Judgment is coming. The Lord is about to do a thing at which both ears of everyone who hears it will tingle. The Lord will remove from our midst the proud, exulting ones among us. He will chase them and tear them to pieces; He will make them desolate. The enemy will pull down their strength and loot their strongholds. When they are left behind, they will be hiding, and will search for a refuge from the enemy. They will hide themselves from the Lord to cover their shameful nakedness, because they have eaten from the tree that the Lord commanded them not to eat. They will wish they had never been born, or that they had died as soon as they were born.

Jesus is coming quickly; if you're already keeping His Word, then hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown.  The resurrection from the dead is about to happen. The Lord’s presence is moving now, and His chosen people are about to cross over into the Promised Land. His Bride should go forth and gaze on King Jesus with His crown.  His royal wedding day has now come, the day of gladness of His heart. This is the time. The windows of heaven are about to open.  The Lord Himself will descend.

Sun and moon will stand in their places; They will stop shining at the light of the Lord’s arrows, at the radiance of His gleaming spear. A renewal is about to reach completion, in which there is no race distinction, and Christ is all in all. The Lord is about to rescue us out of all our persecutions and suffering. He will rebuke the devourer for us. The day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. We will see God carry out His eternal purpose in Christ Jesus. That which is about to happen will bring an eternal glory that remains forever.

If there is any theme or message in the 311 Scriptures, this would be it, in my opinion.  But you should pray about it and ask the Lord to confirm it for you, if it is true. Use your discernment, and please understand that this is not a prophecy, but my understanding of the times, as well as my understanding of the Scriptures (1 Chr 12:32; Mt 16:3; Lk 12:56).

Scriptures
Now here are the 3:11’s of Scripture, which seem to have a message from the Lord for the church at this time:

"Go to the exiles, to the sons of your people, and speak to them and tell them, whether they listen or not, 'Thus says the Lord GOD.'" (Eze 3:11)

'I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown. (Rev 3:11)

“in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.”  (Php 3:11)  

“a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.” (Col 3:11)

“This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord,” (Eph 3:11)

For if that which fades away was with glory, much more that which remains is in glory.  (2Co 3:11)

"Go forth, O daughters of Zion, And gaze on King Solomon with the crown With which his mother has crowned him On the day of his wedding, And on the day of his gladness of heart." (Son 3:11)

"Now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence. (Rth 3:11)

"Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth is crossing over ahead of you into the Jordan. (Jos 3:11)

“Now may our God and Father Himself and Jesus our Lord direct our way to you;” (1Th 3:11)

“There is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God.” (Rom 3:11)

"As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”  (Mat 3:11)

"Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and testify of what we have seen, and you do not accept our testimony.” (Joh 3:11)

“For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (1Co 3:11)

They sang, praising and giving thanks to the LORD, saying, "For He is good, for His lovingkindness is upon Israel forever." And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the LORD because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid. (Ezr 3:11)

And he would answer and say to them, "The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise." (Luk 3:11)

For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another; (1Jn 3:11)

"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this," says the LORD of hosts, "if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows. "Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes," says the LORD of hosts. (Mal 3:10-11)

“Persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me!” (2Ti 3:11)

Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, "The righteous man shall live by faith." (Gal 3:11)

God said to him, "Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for yourself long life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself discernment to understand justice, behold, I have done according to your words. Behold, I have given you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you. (1Ki 3:11-12)

My son, do not reject the discipline of the LORD Or loathe His reproof, (Pro 3:11)

“For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies.” (2Th 3:11)

“Knowing that such a man is perverted and is sinning, being self-condemned.” (Tit 3:11)

And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?" (Gen 3:11)

Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water? (Jas 3:11)

"He must turn away from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. (1Pe 3:11)

“As I swore in My wrath, 'they shall not enter My rest.'"  (Heb 3:11)

“But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!” (2Pe 3:10-12)

“Sun and moon stood in their places; They went away at the light of Your arrows, At the radiance of Your gleaming spear.” (Hab 3:11)

"In that day you will feel no shame Because of all your deeds By which you have rebelled against Me; For then I will remove from your midst Your proud, exulting ones, And you will never again be haughty On My holy mountain. (Zep 3:11)

Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, Her priests instruct for a price And her prophets divine for money. Yet they lean on the LORD saying, "Is not the LORD in our midst? Calamity will not come upon us."  (Mic 3:11)

Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "An enemy, even one surrounding the land, Will pull down your strength from you And your citadels will be looted." (Amo 3:11)

“You too will become drunk, You will be hidden. You too will search for a refuge from the enemy.” (Nah 3:11)

The LORD said to Samuel, "Behold, I am about to do a thing in Israel at which both ears of everyone who hears it will tingle. (1Sa 3:11)

Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare a war; rouse the mighty men! Let all the soldiers draw near, let them come up! Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, "I am a mighty man." Hasten and come, all you surrounding nations, And gather yourselves there. Bring down, O LORD, Your mighty ones. Let the nations be aroused And come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat, For there I will sit to judge All the surrounding nations. (Joe 3:9-12)

He has turned aside my ways and torn me to pieces; He has made me desolate. (Lam 3:11)

"Why did I not die at birth, Come forth from the womb and expire? (Job 3:11)

And the LORD said to me, "Faithless Israel has proved herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.” (Jer 3:11)

But Jehoshaphat said, "Is there not a prophet of the LORD here, that we may inquire of the LORD by him?" And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, "Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who used to pour water on the hands of Elijah." (2Ki 3:11)

He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end. (Ecc 3:11)

"But whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire.” (Dan 3:11)

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster
Coincidentally, March 11, 2011 or 3/11, was the day when the tsunami hit Japan and caused the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.  We are now coming up on the third anniversary of that event, and the effects of radiation are still impacting the planet.

Mutated crystal
The fallout has caused mutated snow flakes and ice crystals in the area of the disaster, as this article reports.

Another article from Liberty Voice reports that the radiation contaminated waters of the Pacific have reached the West Coast of the United States, Mexico, and Canada.  In fact, it is contaminating the fish along the coast! They have even found that the Alaska sockeye salmon population has declined, and the numbers of bird deaths on the West Coast has risen.  Furthermore, even the mushrooms and berries along the US west coast are contaminated with caesium-137.

Not only did South Korea ban Japanese seafood and fish imports in September, but in December, China has banned all shellfish imports from the Pacific Coast of the US!  An article from Ideastream News states, "China has closed its doors to all shellfish imports from an area that stretches from northern California to Alaska. The state of Washington says it's losing as much as $600,000 a week." 

Moreover, the plankton is also dying off in the waters of the US Pacific Coast, as reported in Washington's Blog.  One commenter on that blog named Tall Tom aptly stated:

"The Plankton are dying off. The Pacific Current acts as a conveyor belt bringing fresh Plankton into contact with the poisoned waters off of Fukushima. As they die off there is less Oxygen that is generated through Photosynthesis. This leads to the depletion of Oxygen in Ocean Waters and makes the Oceans acidic...The death of the Oceans, through famine from the loss of Plankton, and a depletion of Oxygen for Aquatic Life is happening as a direct result of Fukushima. Our Atmosphere will also slowly be depleted of Oxygen due to the Plankton Die Off...That depletes the Oxygen supply as well as the supply of the basic building block of the Oceanic Food Chain...The Oceans are dying, and as a result, so will most land-based life, unless we can stop the leaks of poisoned water."

The number of global impacts from this disaster are too many to list here.  The Pacific Current will continue to send out bitter waters from Fukushima that will further contaminate the oceans.  And it will likely continue until the end of the age when the Lord destroys the earth by fire.

An interesting side note is that the third trumpet of the apocalypse turns a third of the earth's waters bitter. (Note: I am not saying that this trumpet has already been sounded or fulfilled).

"The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter." (Rev 8:11)

In a New York Times article published on July 25, 1986, called "Chernobyl Fallout: Apocalyptic Tale," S. Schmemann first noted the link between Chernobyl and the Ukrainian word for "wormwood."  The name of the location where the infamous nuclear reactor disaster happened is derived from the Ukrainian word "chornobyl" - a plant whose Latin botanical name is Armetisia vulgaris, known as "common wormwood." That was in the Ukrainian Bible before the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster ever happened on April 26, 1986.  Since both the Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear power plants experienced radioactive disasters, and since the name Chernobyl is derived from chornobyl, or Wormwood, this connection seems to associate the bitter waters of Fukushima with the end time apocalyptic events of Revelation. I am not saying that the Fukushima disaster is a result of the future, third trumpet. But could Fukushima be a harbinger of the third trumpet and a sign of the Lord's soon return?

The situation at Fukushima is going from bad to worse, which was noted in this video, called Fukushima World Warning!Spent Fuel Melt Down.  Extremely high radiation levels are being detected outside the reactor buildings, and are now at the highest levels ever, having risen from 10 Sieverts per hour all the way up to 15 to 25 Sieverts per hour.  At that level, the radiation would kill a person within 20 minutes.   An official speaking at The Japanese Diet, which is their parliament, stated that the amount of radiation being emitted is twenty times more than the Hiroshima Bomb.

As of December 29, 2013, steam has also been observed coming out of the top of some of the reactor buildings, which seems to indicate water in the coolant system is boiling off.  That could result in a complete meltdown, and massive amounts of radiation being released into the atmosphere. For an update on what is happening in this dangerous situation, please see this article, called Environment Pollution in Japan.  Or just google, "Steam reactor 3."

Confirmations Afterward
After I published this article, I saw a brother, named Todd, say he had a dream of the Fukushima earthquake on 3/11/11.  So I sent this article to him, and he replied: “I have read your blog article, and found it extremely interesting. After asking and seeing it so many times in January to March 2011, the Lord awakened me with the number 311 and led me to Revelation 3:11," which says, "I AM coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown." 

Then brother Todd says the Lord confirmed it to him on 3/11/11 with the earthquake in Japan.  On that night of March 10 – 11, Todd had a dream of an earthquake in Japan, and told his family about it when he awoke.  Afterward that morning, they saw the earthquake broadcast on television in the hotel lobby where they were staying.

Then after I added brother Todd's testimony above, I sent this blog with the confirmations to some sisters in Christ that I know in Zambia, Rachael and Zipporah Mushala.  I asked them to check out the newly added confirmations at the end of this article.  Sister Rachael responded to me saying, "Since I was so tired, I thought I would pray about it the next day (today), but just said a simple prayer saying, 'God please confirm this to me,' and I slept off.  When I awoke, I heard an audible voice saying, '311!' I was amazed! Praise God for the confirmation!"  You can also read about other end-time visions and revelations that Rachael has received from the Lord in my blog, Rachael Mushala Testimony of Hell.

Then after I added the paragraph above about sister Rachael, a period of over two years elapsed until I wrote an article on February 19, 2016, titled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster, which is like a part two of this present article.

Putting it All Together
I believe that the 3:11 Scriptures in God's Word do describe the days we are living in, which we could call a 311 moment.  If you have just read this message, and you have ears to hear what the Lord is saying, then let me encourage you.  Jesus is coming quickly now.  If you are already living a consecrated life for the Lord, in holiness, righteousness, and truth, then hold onto what you have.  Look heavenward, for your redemption draws near.  And warn those who will listen.

If you are not living as you should, and you have become worldly or lukewarm toward the Lord, then repent.  Cry out for mercy.  Wake up, and seek the Lord with all your heart.  Continue to live a life of daily repentance, doing God's will.  Stay ready and on the alert for our Lord's return. And don't forget to warn others and lead them to live their lives for Jesus Christ.

*Some of the direct quotes in this article (other than the Scripture quotes) have been edited and paraphrased from the original source for clarity, while maintaining the same meaning.

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.

Please use the Testimony Review Process adopted by this blog, as you decide for yourself whether the Lord has spoken to anyone about 311.  For issues and concerns, each person must confirm with the Lord, whether something is valid or not.  Please allow me to encourage you to read "Testing the Spirits of False Prophets," "Discerning the Things of the Spirit," and "A Warning to the Nay Sayers."

If you enjoyed this post, you may also like Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster, Rachael Mushala Testimony of Hell, The Land Mourns in the Last Days, Sequence of Signs Preceding the Coming of Christ, Rapture Revelations to the Mushala Sisters, Trumpet Sounds Heard Around the World, News Headlines Reflect the End Times, Baptized with the Spirit, Holy Fire Baptism, Is Repentance Possible During the Great Tribulation?, my daughter's poem, The Midnight Hour, and the other posts in this blog available through the links in the side bar.  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.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Peace, Safety, and the Thief in the Night

On this blog, I occasionally post various signs happening in the world that point to the return of our Lord Jesus Christ, such as my recent messages
Urgent: Jesus Christ's Return is Imminent - 2013,
Pope Frances Supports Homosexuality, and The Blood Moons of 2014 and 2015.

It's interesting to see the responses I get.  Most people are thankful for these articles, but here and there I sometimes get someone who cautions me that we will not have any advance warning when Christ is about to come back.  This leads me to ask myself the question: Does God give us warnings to alert us of His coming?  If these warnings cause someone to be afraid, does that mean the message is not from God?

I think the popular message of today is one of "peace and safety."  This is what everyone wants to hear, but it is false. The antichrist and the false prophet are also saying “Peace, peace” when there is no peace.  The prophets of old spoke about this, as did our Lord Jesus and the apostles.

Jesus Did Not Come to Bring Peace
Jesus said, "Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man's enemies will be the members of his household. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.” (Mat 10:34-39)

He said He did not come to bring peace on the earth.  Until the day when He rules and reigns as King over the earth, there will be no peace.  Until then, even the members of your own family will be your enemies.  That’s why we must love the Lord more than them.  We’ve got to take up our cross, follow Jesus, and lose our life for His sake.  Only then will you find your life.

"Peace, peace," But There is No Peace
The Lord declared through Jeremiah, regarding the false prophets, "They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, 'Peace, peace,' But there is no peace." (Jer 6:14; cf., Jer 8:11)

The Lord declared through Ezekiel, regarding the false prophets, "It is definitely because they have misled My people by saying, 'Peace!' when there is no peace. And when anyone builds a wall, behold, they plaster it over with whitewash; (Eze 13:10)

This is always the strategy of the enemy.  He seeks to put people to sleep. He seeks to numb them to what’s really happening, so they will follow him.  Then they become unaware of the signs of the times, and they are unprepared for the return of Christ.

Understanding the times
In fact, many Christians have fallen for the lie that we cannot know the season of Christ's appearing.  They believe that predicting the season of our Lord's return by observing signs is not biblical.  But Jesus did predict the signs that would occur right before He returns (Mt 24; Mk 13; Lk21).  The apostle Paul also spoke of specific signs that would happen before Christ returns (2 Thes 2:1-12; 1 Tim 4:1-3; 2 Tim 3:1-9).

Occult peace symbol
The enemy always preaches peace without Christ at the center.  This is the message of the UN and the antichrist himself.  They even have a symbol for it, called the peace symbol, also known as the Cross of Nero, who despised Christians.  Many Christians like to wear this symbol, because they are unaware of its true meaning.  If you research it, you will find that the peace sign is an occult symbol, used in satanism.  It is a broken, upside-down cross, and a mockery of what Christ has done to redeem mankind.  It’s like a wish to reverse Christ’s redemptive work and instead bring souls down to hell.  It’s a symbol of false peace, because there can be no true peace without Christ.  The world will never know true peace without Him as King, and neither will any individual, unless Christ becomes their Lord and Savior.

The apostle Paul said, “While they are saying, ‘Peace and safety!’ then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.” (1Th 5:3-6)

We are living in the very days that Paul spoke about.  They are saying, “Peace and safety,” in many different ways right now.  For one thing, look at the Middle East peace process.  That’s been going on for as long as I can remember, and there has been no real peace there.  In fact, it has been heating up and tension has been building steadily to the point that they are on the brink of war. 

The antichrist does not want Israel to defend itself against her enemies, because he plans to betray her and lead the nations to attack and divide Jerusalem.  So he speaks empty words about peace and safety, while just the opposite is coming.

Sudden Destruction...Like a Thief in the Night
The Lord Jesus is coming now to collect His Bride.  And He is ready to punish the wicked.  Sudden destruction is now about to come upon this world.  You can see the labor pains.  The nations are in anguish, the earth is reeling, and even the heavens are being shaken.  Soon our Lord will pierce the clouds in glory with His holy angels, and He will rapture up the saints to be with Him in heaven forever. 

This will come like a thief in the night for those who are not ready.  They will think they have made the house safe and secure, when in fact it is not.  Since they live in sin, they are not safe and secure, but vulnerable to total destruction.  They will not expect it when it hits them. 

Jesus said to the Church in Sardis: “'So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you.’” (Rev 3:3)

His warning to the church in Sardis implies that if you repent and wake up, His coming will not surprise you like a thief, and you will know the season when He is coming.

He also said, “Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.” (Rev 16:15)

The one who stays awake and dressed will be blessed, for they will not go naked and be shamefully exposed before the Holy One, when He comes.

The apostle Paul said, “…you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.”

The coming of the Lord will not overtake the elect like a thief, if they are true sons of the light and sons of the day, not walking in any darkness at all.  If we are not asleep, but alert and sober, then we will be expecting His return at any moment.  We will see all the signs that our Lord prophesied would happen before His return (Mt 24; Mk 13; Lk 21), and we will know it is the season for the rapture.  We will look up, for our redemption draws near, and it is even at the door.  But those who sleep will not be aware of the hour.

The parable of the ten virgins teaches the same thing.  For those who are alert, whose lamps are lit, and whose flasks are full of extra oil, they will be ready when He comes.  It’s the ones who are not alert and who do not prepare themselves who are shut out of the wedding (see Mt 25:1-13).

Putting it All Together
The people of God have historically rejected the true messengers that God sends to warn them, and it is the same way today.  The peace and safety message has always been the popular one that false prophets proclaim.  But the only ones who have peace in their hearts are those who know the Prince of Peace.  Nevertheless, the Word clearly teaches that there are calamities coming upon the earth.

There are definite signs that Scripture says will happen before the Lord returns, and we see them taking place all around us.  It’s time to wake up, repent, and live a life of daily repentance.  We need to produce the fruit of repentance, walking in love and in the light, and serving the Lord.  We need to watch and pray, always being ready for Jesus’ return.  Then that day will not overtake us like a thief in the night.

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.

If you enjoyed this post, you may also like Rachael Mushala Testimony of Hell, Urgent: Jesus Christ's Return is Imminent - 2013, Outline of Endtime Events, my daughter's poem, The Midnight Hour, and the other posts in this blog available through the links in the side bar.  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.