Sunday, September 24, 2023

It's the End of the World!

It's the End of the World! (Part one of two)

The end of the world will come in a way that no one is expecting it, and most people will be caught off guard. Jesus explains this through many parables, that if the owner of the house was watching it would not be burglarized. He tells us to stay awake and pray, but because most people have fallen asleep, when the end of the world happens, when Jesus Christ returns, no one will be ready, and it will take them, just as in the days of Noah, just as Jesus predicted, the end of the world will come like that flood, and everyone will be destroyed. It doesn't matter if you feel like the end of the world is coming or not, it will come, and either you will be prepared, or you will not be prepared. 

On the news, there's been a lot of talk about World War Three, weapons of mass destruction, nuclear warheads. We all know about the war that's happening in Ukraine and Russia. We hear rumors of wars, exactly like how the Bible predicts and how Jesus says. You'll hear about rumors of wars, and there will be problems in various places. We hear about the rumor of the war of possibly with China and Taiwan, China invading Taiwan. And there's all these sorts of rumors of things that are going to happen for World War Three. Guys, we are on the brink of world cataclysmic destruction. And whether you're ready or not, Jesus is coming. It doesn't matter if you feel that the world will continue to go on, or if you feel that it will end tomorrow, the things that are going to happen in the world are all happening by the power of God, and it's going to happen whether you feel one way about it or you feel another way about it. And the truth is, everything in this world is coming to an end, and everything in this world is going to die. The question is, will you be prepared?

 I want to expose a bit of what Satan has been doing to you, what Satan has been doing in the world, what Satan has been doing in the church, to expose to you and open your eyes if you're willing to see and repent before it's too late. And that is the fact that the devil's goal is to keep you in sin with no apparent consequence. It is not the will of Satan to make you in conflict with your conscience. It is not the will of Satan that physical swords clash, but it is the desire of Satan to take you to hell peacefully. That is why every time there are these huge uprisings and waves search, everyone starts to freak out, then the waves calm back down. Satan does not want to expose himself. He is exposed many times. But when you realize that there is great turmoil happening, it may cause you to think. If you realize that it is Satan that is trying to destroy your soul, and it is Satan that is tempting you to sin, it may make you think and you just might repent. But that Satan ultimately wants you to do is to go to hell peacefully. He wants you to be condemned by God for your sins. And the best way to do that is by convincing you that there is no immediate consequence to your sins. If you're in the porn, there's no consequence. If you lust, there's no consequence. If you commit adultery, fornication, there's no consequence. If we have unfair balances in our government, and people steal and cheat and rape, there's no consequence. Child porn, there's no consequence. Satan wants you to think that there are no immediate consequences to sin, which actually leads to damnation. 

You are going to hell if you don't repent. That is the truth. But Satan has gotten you to believe that there are no consequences for anything. You can disrespect your parents; you can mock God; you can follow the evil of your heart; you can act like the world; you can go to church and play the hypocrite, and there are no consequences. And as long as your conscience is not rising up to condemn your heart, you are convinced that you're still going to heaven, because long ago, you prayed the prayer of repentance, and now you're safe and secure on your way to heaven with Jesus, whether if he returns today for you, whether you die from the war that is coming soon. Satan is a master deceiver, and he is a liar, and likely he has also deceived you, and you are going to hell with the devil. 

The only way to not be deceived and not go to hell is to realize that sin is extremely damning. We have to touch nothing that is unclean. We have to come out of the world. We have to come out of Babylon the Great. We have to come out of the Harlot, the prostitute, which almost every single church is a part of the prostitute church system, the Babylon Church system. America is part of that. So if you are thinking today that you're good because you go to church, and you're good because you believe in eternal security, you're good because you know the Bible, Satan has you right exactly where he wants you. He wants you reading the Bible peacefully, but not truly repenting of your sins. He wants you believing that you're safe and secure in going to heaven whether the world ends tomorrow or in a thousand years. He wants you convinced that you're safe and secure because sin, that is your sin, has no consequence. 

Once you realize that Jesus Christ is serious about his bride being pure, the fear of God will enter you. The fear of God entered me even though I was a pastor and going to church every day, even though I wasn't engaged in the obvious sins. When the fear of God came into me, I realized that all of my righteousness was truly as filthy rags. I truly was a wretched man, and I needed the mercy of God. I immediately repented of my sins. I spoke openly about this to my Baptist church, that they were in sin, and I was in sin in church, and that I need to leave them also for my own purification, because the women in church are immodest, their doctrines are impure, they read the Bible, but they don't believe it, they take nothing seriously; they think that they're going to heaven because they're safe and secure and entitled everlasting life. 

We are not part of the New Covenant unless we are eating Jesus' flesh and drinking his blood. I encourage you to do that. Don't be like this world. Don't be like Christians. Don't be like the hypocrites that don't see at the end of the world is right around the corner, that they are going to be dead right around the corner, but they're convinced that whether they live or die, they're going to heaven, even though they are in sin. Take it seriously. Jesus knows how everything will pan out in the end. If we're right with God, the end of the world means nothing to us. Because if you are truly a child of God, this end of the world is only the very beginning of our relationship and our joy with Jesus Christ. But if you're in the world, you need to fear that you're going to hell, you need to fear God. Because if you don't fear him, all the judgments that are recorded in Revelation are coming on your head. 

God is going to vindicate his church. He's going to bring justice. And either you'll be on his side, or you will be on the side of the Harlot and all of those who are going to hell. We know what happens in the end: truth triumphs; people’s heads are cut off; people are burned at the stake; people are killed. But those who endure to the end will be with Jesus Christ forever and ever, they win in the end. If you try to save your own life by joining Satan, thinking that Satan will preserve you, what will happen is Satan will know that you're a trader. He will kill you for joining his side as a Christian knowing the truth. And you'll get the worst of this world. You'll be tortured in this world, and then in the next world, which is the second death, God will punish you in hell. Whatever pain and whatever suffering can happen to you in this life, doesn't compare to what you should fear that God will do to you in the torments in hell. He will give you fully over to your evil. The demons will have every bit of pleasure they can with you. You will be tortured in hell. There is no relief from any Christian who rejects God, who lives hypocritically, who is thrown into hell. Day and night, you can cry out to God, and you will find no mercy. You will find no salvation for your soul.

It's the End of the World! (Part two of two)

I say this to warn you and to bring the fear of God into you. Unless you repent while it's still time, even if you call yourself a Christian, you will not have peace today or tomorrow or for eternity. So I warn you, to get right with Jesus. Get right with Him, or you will never have the opportunity. I want to read to you from the Book of Revelation, starting in Revelation chapter 20. And here is a chapter and some verses that are omitted in the church, because they don't believe that your works and what you are doing today have anything to do with your eternity. So this is Revelation chapter 20, I'm starting in Verse 11. 

“11Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away.”

Why? Earth and heaven, everyone fears God, and so should you.

 “And there was found no place for them. 12And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works…”

 This is something that is not being preached in church. You will be judged by God according to every one of your works, which is your thoughts, your actions, the things that you did with your hands, the places you walked, what you did with the words of Jesus Christ in your life right now.

 So “according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. 13The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.”

 Here you see it again. If you don't believe that people are judged according to their works, you don't believe the revelation of Jesus Christ from Revelation, and you don't believe the words of Jesus himself that also said this, that he will render to each person according to their works. This is the true gospel and the true revelation of Jesus Christ. 

“14Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”

The second death is hell for eternity and the lake that burns with fire and brimstone. The first death is just what happens to your flesh on this Earth. You get in a car accident; you die of Covid; You die of cancer; you die of old age. And it only is temporary, but hell, and God's punishment in hell is eternal. It doesn't matter if you were an atheist or a Christian who was living in the hypocrite, you will be in hell for eternity if you don't call on Jesus Christ now for true repentance and be washed clean. The important thing is verse 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

 How you get your name in the book of life is by calling on the name of Jesus, saying, “Lord, Jesus, purify me, please. Let me be in your book of life. Let your angels record my name in your book. Let me be found holy and pure before you. Let me be part of your new covenant. I believe in you. I believe that you died on the cross, that you resurrected from the dead, that your blood will atone for my wickedness. I believe that you or Jesus were the only one who can save me from my sins and all of the temptations of this world and the demons and everlasting torment in hell.” If you cry out to Jesus, he alone is worthy to save you, to cover you in his blood, to purify you from your unrighteousness and pull you up from the grave and to put your name in the Lambs book of life. If your name is not found in the Lamb's Book of life, your good deeds are not going to outweigh your bad deeds. 

There are people whose names will not be in the book of life, but they did have good deeds. But no amount of good deeds are going to cover over the bad deeds. Many people were Christians at one point, and they had true works of righteousness, not just worldly good deeds. They didn't just give to the poor. They had true good deeds for Jesus. Maybe they gave tithes. Maybe they help support missionaries, maybe themselves on mission trips. They gave to the needy. They did things that were very good in the eyes of men and in the eyes of God. They walked with the Lord for some time, but then they fell back into evil, and they lived the rest of their life until they died in their sins. Their righteousness that they truly live for God will not outweigh their sin that was not atone for. And that is a scary thing that the church is not teaching. The church says, “If you have good deeds, those will outweigh your bad deeds, because once saved, always saved. Once you're saved, even if you mess up in the future, you're still going to heaven.” So essentially, they believe a little bit of good you did 10,20, 50 years ago will outweigh the rest of your life that you lived sinfully. And that is not what Jesus taught. That's not consistent with the rest of the Bible, and it doesn't make any sense with any of the Gospel. If you leave your first love, if you depart from the true Gospel, then you have departed from your faith in Jesus, you lose your salvation, and you end in hell. That is why Jesus says that he who endures to the end will be saved. Those who don't finish the race, they lose.They don't have salvation, they don't have a lower heaven, they end in hell, guys. There are no levels of hell in the sins that you get to the top part of hell where there is no fire, every part of hell is torment. Who cares how hot the fire is down low compared to closer to the top? We're not here to argue how hot hell is or how beautiful the gold is in heaven. Your sin will take you to hell, depending on if you were as evil as Hitler or if you just had one sin in your life, that one sin will still take you to hell, and hell will still be hot. So don't be sidetracked by people's doctrines about how the degrees of hell will be. You need your name recorded in the lamb's book of life. You need to call on Jesus Christ. You need to come into his new covenant. You need to be born again. 

See, the church is constantly saying today, “come as you are.” The church is saying, “come as you are, guys, just as you are. Come in your filthy lives. Come smoking pot. Come as a drunkard. Come in adultery. Come as a fornicator. Come as a liar. Come as a thief, and God will accept you.” Well, it's true that the Church will accept you as you are. Hypocrites will accept hypocrites. Satan will accept his own. But hypocrites and liars and thieves will not be welcome in the King of God. And we know that also from what Jesus taught and from the Book of Revelation. I want to read from Revelation chapter 21:7.

 “7He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. 8But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers(which includes the use of drugs, illegal drugs, recreational drugs), idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

This is serious. We got to figure out how to get sin out of our life, how to get right with Jesus so that we can be saved. Without righteousness, we're not going to see the Holiness of God, we're not going to be able to escape hell, we're not going to be able to escape the fall of Babylon the Great. If you read through what happens to Babylon the Great, if you take that anyway, literally or even figuratively, it's the end of the world. No more people working, no more people getting married, not anyone hitting a hammer, no one cutting with a saw. All the tradesmen, all those who carried merchandise on ships, no cars going, no ships transporting anything, no mail, all of it completely shut down by God, not like Covid, but completely shut down by God. When that happens, it will truly be the end of the world. 

Will you be ready? Will you be ready for your own death? Will you be ready to meet Jesus Christ? When you are before the judgment throne of God, will you be able to stand? And will he say, “my faithful one”? Or will he say, "Away from me you who commit lawlessness and sin and perversion and wickedness, I never knew you, depart from me”? What would Jesus say to you? Are you prepared to meet Jesus Christ” Or with all your life, have you been playing games, making excuses for your sin, lying to yourself, thinking that you're okay, appeasing your conscience, praying, but never acting out of faith, putting off the things of Jesus, never testifying or standing up for the truth of God, the truth of Jesus anywhere? Are you speaking about Jesus? Do you love him? Or are you always speaking about the things of this world? Your work, your hobby, your family, the things you like doing in this world, Food, clothing, things that will perish? If you look at your Facebook or your youtube, your channel, your Instagram, whatever your presence is online, what are you promoting? Does it demonstrate that you're promoting the Kingdom of God, and what will last forever? Or are you promoting a bunch of pictures of yourself half naked? Your dog and your cat, your favorite music? Things that in a few years, no one will care about, and that God does not justify as righteous. 

Evaluate your life. Evaluate your family, evaluate your fellowship, your church.Are you really in the truth of Jesus Christ? Or will all of it fall apart as rubbish, stubble, hay, and things that will all be burnt up in the refiner’s fire? The only thing that will make it through is the pure gold, the precious stones, the things that were built on the true cornerstone, the rock of Jesus Christ. Are you building on that rock of Jesus Christ? Or are you building with all of the wickedness of the world, all the things that are frivolous, and that won’t mean anything at the end of your life? You only have so many years to live, what will you do with Jesus’ words? Are you obeying him today? Will Jesus find you faithful, a true servant of his Or will you be found like this world in hypocrisy, sin, darkness, witchcraft sorcery, drugs, alcohol, perversion? Have you fallen into the life of the world about transgenders, homosexuality, all the religions of the world lead to heaven? Have you fallen into the lie of the false church that you can continue to sin and God just forgives you, because God is love and he doesn't send anyone to hell? Have you believed all of the lies of Satan, or have you truly stayed faithful? Are you faithful and of the same Spirit, of the Holy Spirit that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had, that Elijah had, that Noah had? If you lived during the times of Noah, would you have been one of the eight people who got on the ark, or one of the hundreds of thousands of people, or however many people were, on the Earth who ended up dead in the flood? It's going to happen again, but this time it will be fire. Will you be right with Jesus? Or will you be burnt up in the end? 

May the grace of Jesus be with you.