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WHAT’S THE WORLD COMING TO?

You have probably asked the question a number of times. Everyone does, these days! You can’t help it. Pick up your newspaper - the world is full of confusion. Turn the radio or TV on, and there you have it again - violence, crime, Prophecy, anxiety and perplexity!

And it’s not just the common man who feels concerned about world events and conditions. Political leaders are some of the most frustrated - because of the insurmountable problems that keep on increasing around the world.

Scientists are fearful, agriculturalists are pessimistic, economists, and ecologists are forever predicting doomsday. We have the inflation problem, the monetary problem, the food problem, the pollution crisis, the crime wave, drug addiction, the armaments build-up, continued conflict in the Middle East, wars brewing in many parts of the world, and the ever-present threat of a worldwide nuclear disaster.

There are the ideological conflicts, the breakdown of morality, including the most blatant attempts ever, to justify perversion, pornography and murder.

Yes, it’s a very appropriate question: What’s the world coming to?

Most people ask the question, and shake their heads, not expecting an answer. But there is an answer!

And that answer is not a personal guess or prediction; it is the answer given in the Holy Bible, in God-given prophecy.

Many may not, however, appreciate the truth of what the world is coming to, if they do hear it. It may even seem better, not to know future events. But it is essential to know the truth and to be prepared - it’s a matter of life and death.

The truth is that the world is scheduled for judgment. The Creator has not given up on this world. He has not abdicated or relinquished His position as the Ruler of the Universe; and although the frightening conditions in the world at this time have been permitted by God, He will not tolerate the wickedness in the world for ever. He will soon step into this scene to deal with the world. But this is one subject people do not want today - Judgment!

Many scoff at the possibility of God judging the world. Some ignore it, and many do not want to hear anything about it. “We will face it,” they reason, “when and if it comes.”

Certainly it is not an entertaining subject - but as worldwide judgment is inevitable, we must not only face it, but be saved from it.

The Almighty has judged men and nations many times in the past - such as when He destroyed the world by the Great Flood; and when He judged the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by fire and brimstone; and the Egyptian armies in the Red Sea.

He judged also the rebellious city of Jerusalem. Oh, how it was devastated by Babylon! Then God judged Nebuchadnezzar; Darius the Mede; and Alexander the Great; and later, the Roman Empire.

In modern times He judged Adolph Hitler and also the Soviet Union. So why should it be thought an impossible thing for God to once again purge the world - this modern, adulterous and idolatrous age - this present pleasure-mad, self-abusing, violence-ridden, godless generation?

Our newspapers scream out that we have forsaken our Maker; that we want little or nothing to do with Him in our society. And we don’t want God interfering or dictating in our lives. We have ruled God out of our business, and placed Him on a shelf in our homes. We say, “We don’t need God these days. We are sophisticated, high-tech nations; and we are advancing rapidly.”

Although we admit that God may have had something to do with the BEGINNING of the world, we can’t believe that He would have anything to do with its END.

Our knowledge has expanded and there’s little we don’t know, or won’t soon discover. And we are quite capable of controlling our environment, of deciding our own standards, and directing our own affairs. We certainly don’t need a holy God to tell us what to do!  Neither do we intend to be influenced by a Book that claims to be the Word of God.

So we have made our world what it is. We have multiplied our inventions of cruelty. We say. “every man for himself,” and thus close our hearts to the needy.

Our philosophy - “Love yourself with all your strength, get everything, and enjoy everything while you can; and let your neighbour go to hell.”

Listen to what God says in Ezekiel 9:4:

“And the LORD said to him, ‘Go through the midst of the city, even through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who groan over all the abominations, which are being committed in its midst’.”

How many of us grieve over the abominations in our own land? Could God put His mark upon us? Or have we become so acquainted with the abominations around us that we are no longer shocked?

Do many of us vex our souls night and day because of the violence, the crime, adultery, divorce, abortions, pornography and perversion - the stench of wickedness that pervades the nations, and which reaches up to the nostrils of the Almighty?

How long can God hold back judgment? Yes, He IS holding it back; for He is the patient and merciful God who is not willing that any should perish. But He will not always strive with man! Judgment is coming! Of Noah’s day it is written:

“God saw how corrupt the earth had become; for all humanity on the earth had corrupted its ways ... Then the LORD said, ‘My Spirit will not strive with man for ever’.”  (Genesis 6:12, 3)

HOW WILL GOD JUDGE THE WORLD?

IT IS prophesied in dozens of places in Scripture ... it is called the Great Tribulation. It is referred to as a day of heavy darkness and gloominess. The prophet Malachi says it is a day in which the world will burn. It’s ...

“THE DAY OF YAHWEH”

(“Yahweh” is the Name of Almighty God. the Eternal Supreme Being. It comes from the Hebrew letters YHWH. In most Bibles it is written as LORD. Yahweh means, ‘The Eternal One.’)

The book of Revelation is largely talking about the Day of Yahweh, and calls it the GREAT DAY OF THE WRATH OF GOD ALMIGHTY.

This is a judgment that will last 7 years. It will not be, as some people imagine, merely a bit of trouble or persecution. The Lord Jesus said it will be “a GREAT TRIBULATION such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall.” Worse than any period of the past, this Tribulation will engulf the whole world. Not one nation, not one remote island will escape. Each nation, each group, each man in His own order, will be judged and dealt with by God’s wrath.

This seven-year Tribulation will be more fearful than any of the barbaric times of the past; worse than the slavery of ancient Egypt; worse than the cruelty of ancient Assyria and of the Romans; worse than the dictatorship of Hitler and the holocaust of World War 2; and worse than the flood of Noah’s Day. But it will have this awe-some result - the purging of the world of its wickedness.

  AWFUL Prophecy

The Tribulation will be characterized by natural calamities, but these calamities will be so great that they will be known to be acts of God - EARTHQUAKES, DROUGHTS, PESTILENCES, DISEASES and GREAT CYCLONES. We are already experiencing these types of calamities, but what we see at present is a mere foretaste of what is to come. The coming tragedies will be part of God’s judgment.

 
WORLD WAR 

God will allow wicked man to be an instrument of judgment. War will destroy much of the world. In fact, a world war has been prophesied for the Tribulation time, and language in some of the prophecies suggest that nuclear weapons will be used.

Our ICBMs and MIRVs will no doubt be used, and also our fearful bio-chemical weapons which can poison large parts of the earth. But thanks to the restraining hand of the Almighty, the whole world will not be annihilated. Y’shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), indicated that that period will be shortened - for if it were not cut short, there would not be one person left alive.

(Y’shua is the original Hebrew Name of Jesus. “Y” stands for “Yah,’ the short form of God’s Name -Yahweh. Y’shua is often spelt as Yeshua.)

Following the world war, FAMINE and DISEASE will stalk the world - these three will destroy one fourth of the population - that means more than 1,500 million people. Food will be so short, that, according to the prophecy of Isaiah 9:20, “people will eat the flesh of their own arms.” 

WILD BEASTS will also turn upon men in their fight for survival. Crime, violence, rape, drug addiction will be far more fearful than what we see already.

AN UPHEAVAL IN THE UNIVERSE
     
ASTEROIDS AND COMETS WILL BOMBARD THE EARTH

The prophecy of Revelation 6:13 says, “The stars will fall to the earth.” This could refer to asteroids or meteors - but it could also include nuclear weapons re-entering earth’s atmosphere.

The prophet JOEL warned that there will be wonders in the sky, and on the earth, blood, fire and columns of smoke.  (Joel 2:31-32)

The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to “blood” at that time.

     

Revelation also tells us that the sun will scorch the earth with fierce heat, and that people on earth will be smitten and covered with loathsome and malignant ulcers.

Bible prophecies also warn that the rivers and seas of the world will be poisoned and that millions will perish.  (Revelation 16:3-4)

All these Prophecy will be a part of the plagues that God will pour out on the earth. Men will blaspheme God, but they will not repent. Many will turn to suicide. Listen to this fearful passage from the prophecy of Revelation 6:12-17:

“And I looked when he broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; and stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree cast its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.

“And the sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up: and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and to the rocks; ‘Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come; and who is able to stand?’”

THE ANTICHRIST    

The seven years of Tribulation will be dominated by a fierce man who is generally called THE ANTICHRIST.

He is also called the Man of Sin, the Son of Perdition, and the Beast. He will be powerful and persuasive, but he will be Satan’s man - empowered by the devil.

The Antichrist will be the enemy of God, and he will be permitted to rule over the whole world for the second half of the seven years. His dictatorship will be the most fearsome that the world has ever known. Like Hitler, he will persecute and destroy millions of Jewish people - but not only Jews - he will destroy anyone and everyone, throughout the world, who will not give him full allegiance.

 
THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON

ANTICHRIST’S REIGN of terror will finally end in the BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON, which takes place at the end of the seven years, when Y’shua the Messiah will descend from Heaven with His mighty angels, in power and great glory.

Throughout these seven years of “hell upon earth,” the world will be greatly depopulated. All nations will be judged - for the Tribulation is the judgment, and the purging time; a time so frightening, that no one in his right mind would be willing to endure it. And yet, millions and billions of people of our generation are heading for that time.

The Tribulation is not something in the distant future; it is just around the corner. It could start any day - indeed, we see the preparation for it all around us today! It is now only a matter of time!

CAN WE ESCAPE THE COMING WRATH? Now the natural question is, “What hope is there for us? Can we escape this coming wrath?”
For the world in general, there is no hope, no escape. Doomsday is ahead. Our wickedness, our abominations have ensured that. But for individuals who will hear the Word of God, and who repent of their evils and unbelief, there is not only hope, but
full SALVATION, full DELIVERANCE, from the coming judgment.

This deliverance is the good news that I wish to share with you. If there were no hope, it would be better never to talk about the judgment. But deliverance is in the Person of the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is coming back to earth.

YES, JESUS CHRIST IS COMING SOON! To many people, the thought of Jesus coming back to this modern world seems fantastic. They think that the Second Coming of Christ is just an imagination. But the return of Y’shua, Jesus, to this earth is not imagination - it is not a rumour. It is an event that will soon take place.

Like millions of people all over the world, we believe the coming of the King of Glory will take place very soon - it is just a matter of time!

This is not some new fanciful idea or theology that Christians have thought up. Rather it is the prophecy of the Bible which has been repeated and stressed throughout the Scriptures.

Some people today scoff at the idea that God will intervene in the affairs of the world; so they ask: “Where is the promise of His coming?”

The Second Coming of the Messiah has been promised 300 times in the Bible and it is mentioned at least 1845 times. The first prophet to speak of the second coming was ENOCH, the great-grandfather of Noah. It was prophesied by many of the Old Testament writers, and by all the New Testament apostles. And of course, Y’shua Himself promised that He would come again. This is His word:

“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself, so that where I am there you may be also.” (John 14:2-3)

Now the question arises: Why is the Master coming back to the world? As you study the prophecies, you will find there are two main reasons for His coming:

1. To deliver and evacuate His people from the world, and ...

2. To purge this world of its wickedness. And here is the fact - every one of us - every one who reads this message, and who is living at the appointed hour of the Master’s return, will have a part, either in the evacuation, or in the purging.

THE DELIVERANCE

THE EVACUATION, that is, “the catching away,” or as we call it, THE RAPTURE, will take place before the Tribulation begins. The Saviour will take His people out of this world, saving them from the seven years of wrath.

In the first Book of Thessalonians we read:

“God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Master, Y’shua the Messiah.”  (1 Thessalonians 5:9)

The Messiah promised His people:

“Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell upon the earth.”  (Revelation 3:10)

How will the evacuation take place? The Apostle Paul explains how it will happen:

“For the Master 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 shall rise first. Then we (believers) who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Master in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord.”  (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

It is quite clear - this catching up is not talking of a spiritual uplift, nor of a catching up of our souls after death. When Y’shua comes, we’ll be caught up in the clouds, in the air, and then we’ll immediately enter the spiritual realm - the Father’s House - to the mansions the Master is preparing for His people right now. This evacuation will involve all born again believers - all true followers of the Messiah - all of whom the Master can say, “They are Mine!”

You may be asking, “How will it be possible? How can people be caught up physically into the sky?”

It will be possible as we read in 1 Corinthians:

“Behold I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable, must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.”  (1 Corinthians 15:51-53)

So the believers caught up will be changed - they will have bodies like the Saviour had after His resurrection. And why will He take His people away? Why will all these true followers of Y’shua the Messiah be evacuated?

The answer has already been given - to deliver them from the Great Tribulation. The world is to be purged, and all who remain on the earth will be judged. The time for the great, fearful, judgment is to begin.

(This is not the Great White Throne - the final judgment; this is a judgment, or purging, of the world, during the period of seven years - the “Great Day of the Wrath of God Almighty.”)

HOW SOON CAN WE EXPECT THE RETURN OF CHRIST?

WHEN will these things take place?

The hour or the year we are not told, but signs of His coming, and of the approaching Tribulation are in your newspapers every day. The Saviour said the days of His coming would be as the days of Noah. The days of Noah were characterized by three main conditions:

1. The earth was corrupt, and men’s thoughts were continually evil. Today we see worldwide political corruption, moral corruption, and also spiritual corruption.

In the last thirty years we have seen a collapse of morality, and men’s thoughts have become more and more corrupt. About 20 years ago, an American magazine said:

“If you think that Broadway is disgusting today, just wait awhile, for Hollywood has promised, and is already producing, far greater shocks.”

No! The pendulum has not swung back towards purity and mortality, but men have become victims of their own evil thoughts.

2. In Noah’s day the earth was filled with violence. So it is today. When Gerald Ford was the U.S. President (in the 1970s), senior advisers counselled him not even to hint that crime might be controlled. They said, “It can’t be done.” It is far worse now in the 21st century!

3. The third condition of the ancient world was indifference towards God; and the people lived as though judgment would never come. They were eating, drinking and marrying. So it is today.

We continue to build our cities; we plan for the future, and enjoy the present - with barely a thought that all of this may be terminated this very day.

The Messiah, Y’shua, (the Lord Jesus Christ), could even come while you are reading this message.

  GOD WILL JUDGE SINNERS!

Soon, the Lord Jesus, God’s anointed Messiah and Judge will be revealed from heaven in flaming fire, dealing out retribution on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the Gospel of Christ.

He will judge the immoral, and also the self-righteous. He will judge the abominable and the proud. He will judge the multi-millionaire as well as the penniless. He will judge the alcoholic, the gambler, the drug addict, as well as the respectable, the high society and the famous.

He will judge the film producer as well as the movie devotee; the professor as well as the student. He will judge the religious as well as the atheist; the self-opinionated as well as the depraved.

Yes, Jesus the Messiah will purge this world - as sure as He did in Noah’s flood; and as surely as the fire and brimstone that devoured the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Many signs, warning of the coming tribulation judgment, are all around us.  They are all a “writing on the wall.”

SIGNS OF THE COMING CLIMAX
  • famines

  • pestilences

  • earthquakes  

  • hurricanes

  • the drug problem  

  • the pollution problem

  • the energy crisis  

  • the environmental crisis

  • the increase of witchcraft and occultism

  • the deliberate worship of Satan

  • false cults and false prophets

  • confusion and perplexity in high places

  • the Jews returning to their land of Israel

  • the continuing conflict in the Middle East

  • the impending worldwide economic crash

  • the surge towards a one-world religion.

  • and a one-world Government

  • the invention of bio-chemical weapons

  • the deployment of nuclear weapons - on earth, in the seas, and in space.

  • the expanding military budgets

  • the exploding trillion dollar arms business

  • the growing preparedness of the nations to invade the land of Israel.

  • and to conduct a worldwide nuclear war.

All these are general signs of the Master’s coming, and of the coming Great Tribulation. The holocaust is drawing near. It may be a few years away - but it is only a matter of time!  The Messiah could come even before you finish reading this booklet!  So ...

get ready for the Great Evacuation!    
put your house in order!  

Now, my reader, let me ask you a question . . .

How long do you think God can hold back His judgment? Do you imagine that God is indifferent to the abominations in the world today?

Do you think He does not take note of, and is not infuriated by, not only our shocking crime rate, our violence, our drug traffic, our adulteries and abortions, our pornography and perversions, but also by our selfishness, our love of money, our self-gratification, our half-heartedness, and our complete indifference to our Creator Himself? We say we trust in God, but which “God” do we actually worship? - the god of money, the god of science, the god of ambition, the god of pleasure, or the god of sexuality?

If we say we trust in the Living God, then let us recognize that it is God’s Son, Y’shua (Jesus), who is coming back any day now, and it is to Him that we will give an account of our lives. Let us turn to Him with all our hearts.

GOD CAN SAVE ANYONE!

Now be sure, God does not want anyone to perish! He does not want a single person to go into the Great Tribulation. He loves us with a great love that yearns for our salvation and well-being. And He can save everyone who will turn to Him.

You may be an alcoholic, a drug addict, an adulteress, a homosexual,  a thief, or a murderer - whatever you are, no matter what you have done, God’s grace and love embraces you! But will you embrace Him and receive the Lord Jesus, as your Saviour?

God has provided a wonderful deliverance and salvation. But the crucial question is:

 “Will I as an individual, as a person whom the Heavenly Father loves and wants to save, be CAUGHT UP and SAVED from this doomed world, or will I be LEFT BEHIND to suffer the terrors of the Great Tribulation?”

To answer that question, people often look at themselves to consider how good or how bad they are. But friend, it is not the matter of how good or bad you are that qualifies you, or disqualifies you, from your part in this great deliverance. Truly, if it depended on our goodness, then not a single person would be saved. No! It all depends on whether you belong to the Saviour, or not.

Be sure, God does not want anyone to perish - nevertheless, millions will go into the Great Tribulation because they will not turn to the only One who can save them from that time of wrath.

Many people are deceived into thinking they are okay - when actually they do not have the life of Y’shua in them. And I want to challenge all respectable, good, church-going people!
Are you sure you are born again, and that you have the life of God within  you?   Has His miracle happened in you?  Is Jesus Christ your Master and Saviour indeed?
 That’s the thing that counts. Can you say, “Yes, Jesus is my life, and I’m ready to meet Him if He comes today”?

Don’t trust in church membership. Don’t trust in any religious rites you may have fulfilled. Don’t trust in your ancestry, or whether your father was a preacher, or your grandfather a bishop, or your cousin a priest. And don’t trust in the money you give to God, or in the good works you do, or in the good life you try to lead. But rather, put your trust in Jesus the Messiah Himself.

If you are living for the pleasures of the world, think about your end! If your have idols in your heart; if your heart is filled with selfishness, envy, lust; if you are indifference towards God; if you love possessions, money, pleasure, sport, music, friends or anything else, more than you love God, then get right with Him without delay.

Your decision

determines your destiny!

“And the LORD (Yahweh) said, ‘My Spirit shall not always strive with men’.” (Genesis 6:3)

If you are not ready for the coming of the Heavenly Master, then come before Him right now, and get right with Him; pray to Him and receive His forgiveness and salvation. If you can’t truthfully say that you are His true follower, and know that you have His Spirit within you, then come to Him right now and give your life to Him? He’s a wonderful Saviour, and He will do a miracle in you.

GOOD NEWS

 IN THE MIDST OF A DOOMED WORLD!

“Look! NOW is the acceptable time!

NOW is the Day of salvation!”

(2 Corinthians 6:2)

Y’shua the Messiah warned us:

“You will be hearing of wars and rumours of wars, but see to it that you do not become frightened. All these things must happen first, but the end is not yet. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these things are the beginning of sorrows.” (Matthew 24:6-8)

As we approach the coming world climax, and the end of the age, we see two great powers contesting for the minds and souls of men.

On one hand we see the enslaving power of Satan - the devil. He is no myth, but a reality. His chief aim seems to be to frustrate the saving work of God in mankind. Satan, himself, is condemned to Hell. His fate is sealed, as he fully realizes. And in his hatred for God, he seeks to damn as many men, women and children as he can, while he can.

On the other hand, we see God graciously saving countless lives of men, women and children who, otherwise, would inevitably end up in everlasting misery and despair.

The battle for the souls of men is not one of sheer strength; for God is the Eternal, Almighty One. Satan is a created being. But there is a legal battle raging in the minds and souls of men, for God has given man a free will.

God will not force anyone to receive Jesus as Saviour, and to live with Him forever. If a person decides he doesn’t want the Saviour, then God has given him the freedom to reject His grace - even though that decision means the rejector’s ruin.

But God talks and reasons with us all today.

“As I live, says the LORD, Yahweh, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn from your evil ways; for why will you die”?  (Ezekiel 33:11)

The main reason why God has revealed the future, in the Bible, is so that we will clearly see the wrath that is coming, and that we will seek His mercy, and be saved!

“Seek the LORD (Yahweh the Supreme and Eternal One) while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the LORD, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”  (Isaiah 55:6-7)

That the world is overdue for judgment is very clear when you take a deep look at the wickedness, corruption, immorality and ruthlessness of modern civilization. And God will not always strive with men! At this time God is holding back the judgment for one reason:

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the Day of Yahweh (the Great Tribulation) will come as a thief in the night.” (2 Peter 3:9-10)

In these times, Y’shua the Messiah is adding members to “His Body” every day. Soon the “Body” will be complete; then the trumpets will sound from heaven, announcing the Rapture. All true believers on earth will be caught up in a moment, to meet their sovereign-Saviour in the air. There they will experience joy inexpressible as they meet the Saviour face to face.

And on earth, the Great Tribulation begins!

My dear reader, your decision in regard to the Saviour at this time, determines if you will be included in that blessed and privileged company ascending to the Father’s House; or whether you will be left behind.

If you reject God’s offer of mercy now, in this time of grace, there is every reason to believe that you will never call upon the Name of Yahweh, and His Son Y’shua, to receive salvation, in the Great Tribulation when the world’s situation will be far more terrifying, and when faith will often be paid for with martyrdom.

Today the Heavenly Father is striving with you! He wants you to be saved!

“WHOEVER WILL CALL UPON THE NAME OF

THE HEAVENLY MASTER, (Jesus), WILL BE SAVED.”  

(Romans 10:13)

Can you not feel God striving with you, my reader? You know your sins are weighing you down. You know you must have them forgiven. You know you cannot be sure of tomorrow, for tomorrow may find you in the Great Tribulation, or in Hell. You know it is foolish to neglect this most important thing in your life - your eternal destiny.

Yet, you may have reservations. There may be some sin you are clinging to - something that you would rather hold to, than to have peace with God. That thing, that sin, that ambition, that person, that “god” - whatever it is, will bring about your ruin.

I fear it will prevent you turning to the Saviour to receive His forgiveness. I fear it will destroy you!

Even now, you think to delay your decision and neglect your salvation. You feel you have something to complete first. You feel that you may still have plenty of time. You want to procrastinate - to put off till tomorrow what you know you should do today.

Procrastination is the thief of time! Don’t play with fire! Don’t play with your eternal destiny!

    The great White Throne is an awful reality for those who refuse the grace of the Almighty! But you don’t have to appear before that Great White Judgment Throne.  You don’t have to go through the Great Tribulation. You don’t have to go to Hell. You can be saved now!  How?

By simply believing in, and receiving the divinely-appointed Saviour. Here are God’s promises to you. Will you receive them?

“Yahweh is gracious and merciful; slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.” (Psalm 145:8)

God does not overlook your sin, but as Ruler of the Universe, He can legally and mercifully forgive your sins, because of one fact:

JESUS THE MESSIAH DIED FOR YOUR SINS

“For Christ has once suffered for sins, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but raised by the spirit.”     (1 Peter 3:18)

You should have died for your sins, of course; but God made a provision for you - He gave His perfect Son, Y’shua (Jesus), as a substitute, to die instead of you.

“And it is appointed for men once to die, but after this the judgment. So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and to them that look for Him shall He appear the second time.”  (Hebrews 9:27-28)

 “As many as received Him (Y’shua), to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to them that believe on His Name.”  (John 1:12)

“Of Him (Y’shua) all the prophets bear witness that through His Name, everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.”  (Acts 10:43)

God promises to make you His own child, to bring you into His family, with all its privileges and joys, when you simply believe.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only  begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:l6)

Yahweh, the Almighty God, guarantees your salvation. And if He gave His Son, to suffer the penalty of your sins on the cross; and if you truly believe with your heart in His Son, He will never cast you away.

“If you shall confess with your mouth that Y’shua is the Messiah, (that Jesus is the Anointed Saviour), and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.”  (Romans 10:9)

The Scriptures are very clear and definite on this matter. It is so simple that a young child can believe, and yet many stumble over this truth, thinking they must somehow earn their salvation.  But ...

“All our righteous acts are like filthy rags (in God’s sight).” (Isaiah 64:6)

The truth is ...

“... by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast.”  (Ephesians 2:8-9)

It’s “not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us.” (Titus 3:5)

The Lord Jesus promised:

“All that the Father gives Me shall come to Me; and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out . . . He who believes in Me has eternal life ... He who believes on the Son has everlasting life and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides on him.”                            (John 6:37, 47; 3:36)

TO BE SAVED, then, you need to:

Acknowledge that you are a sinner, and need the mercy of Yahweh the Heavenly Father.

“God be merciful to me, a sinner.” (Luke 18:13)

Believe in your heart that Jesus, (Y’shua), the Son of God, came to earth, and died on the cross in your place, and that He rose again, and lives to be your eternal Saviour.

Believe in the Heavenly Master, Jesus the Messiah, and you will be saved.” (Acts 16:31)

Call upon the Almighty God right now; pray to Him expressing your faith in the Lord Jesus, the loving Saviour who has already paid the penalty of your sins. He is merciful; and He is listening and waiting for your call.

“Seek the LORD while He may be found.  Call upon Him while He is near.”  (Isaiah 55:6)

Come to the Lord Jesus now!

While the Heavenly Master is calling you, please do not delay!  Settle this urgent matter today!

Will you bow your head, pray, and receive Jesus as your very own Saviour and Heavenly Master? He will forgive your sins, and will give you new life - His gift of eternal life. And He will make you a new person - a child of God. Just believe and trust in Him. This is a decision for eternity.

Whoever calls on the Name of the LORD will be saved.” (Acts 2:21)

Talk to the Heavenly Father right now - praying from your heart, in simple words like those in the following prayer:

PRAYER FOR SALVATION

   ALMIGHTY GOD, I come to You just as I am, a sinner, seeking forgiveness and salvation.

I believe Your Son, Y’shua (Jesus) died on the cross in my place, and paid the penalty my sins deserved. I believe Jesus rose again from the dead, and that He is indeed the living Saviour.

I believe Your promise, Father, that if I call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus, I will be saved. So I call upon You in faith, today. I place my trust in the Lord Jesus, and I am now deliberately receiving Him as my personal Saviour. By Your grace, I will follow Him all the days of my life.

Lord Jesus, I give my life to You. Fill my life with Your power and holiness I pray, and make me Your true disciple.

Thank You, Father, for receiving me, for Your salvation and for  forgiving my sins. Thank You for making me Your child. Thank You for the assurance that You will save me from the Great Tribulation, and from a lost eternity. Thank You, my Saviour.  Thank You. Amen.

 

 

 

                        Signed .................................................   Date ..................

 

If you have made this decision today, will you write to me, Don Stanton, at one of our contact addresses. We will rejoice with you, and pray for your spiritual growth.  And now a few words of guidance for the immediate days ahead ...

 

GROW IN THE LORD

“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Master and Saviour,

Y’shua the Messiah.”    (2 Peter 3:18)

1.  FEED ON THE WORD OF GOD

The food you need for your spiritual life is the Bible. Read, study and meditate on the Word of God daily, and listen to what God is saying to you. The Word will give you knowledge, guidance, strength and encouragement.

2.  DEVELOP YOUR PRAYER LIFE

Prayer is communicating with God; it is having fellowship with your Father and Saviour; it is worshiping God in spirit. Pray to your Master at the beginning and end of every day. But talk to Him regularly throughout the day. He wants to be your closest companion. Pray not only for your own needs, but also intercede on behalf of others.

3.  TAKE A STAND FOR YOUR MASTER

Don’t be a “secret believer.” Be baptised, and witness concerning your Saviour whenever possible. Declare your allegiance to Y’shua the Messiah.

4.  HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH BELIEVERS

Meet with God’s people regularly. Pray, seek, and find a faithful church, or a gathering of believers. Many small groups meet in homes for fellowship.

5.  LIVE FOR THE MASTER

Let the Master live out His life in you. Let your life count for Christ, and for eternity.

And may Almighty God bless you and keep you.
 

A WORD FOR ALL BELIEVERS!    

REDEEM THE TIME!

LET me close with a final word to my saved readers. My brothers and sisters, you know it is very important for us as born again believers to live as Christians ought to live in these last days.

“Be careful how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise, redeeming the time - buying up each opportunity, because the days are evil ...  understand what the will of YHWH the LORD is ... be filled with the Holy Spirit.”  (Ephesians 5:15-18)

The believer is called to love God, to be holy, and to walk in fellowship with the Saviour; and he should share the Gospel with the unsaved; and as much as possible, to live in peace with all men. 

Y’shua said the two great commandments are:

“You shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great command. And the second is like it, You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”  (Matthew 22:37-39)

Let us be faithful servants so that we will not be ashamed when we stand before Him, face to face.

Now believer, think for a moment, and tell me how many friends and relatives do you have who are not saved? For a moment think of one of your unsaved friends - of one who is in danger of being left behind! Imagine your friend enduring the untold Prophecy of the Tribulation, and even worse, a Christless eternity?

Now look ahead. One day you will be rejoicing in heaven, but your friend, your son, your daughter, your cousin, your parent, your brother, or your sister, may be going through the greatest trial of their lives.  And they may be crying out, “I wish we’d all been ready.”

My dear saved reader, will we be saying one day soon, “Oh! I wish I’d been more faithful!  Oh! I wish I had given the Word to more people! I wish I had gone out of my way to seek that person’s salvation. I wish I had had more love for people! I wish I had not been so selfish!  I wish I hadn’t lived so much to please myself. I wish I had done more to win souls. The Son came and brought me home, but these poor people have been left behind!”?

What will we say to our Master when His piercing eyes look into our eyes - when our lives come up for review? What will we say when we realise that precious souls have been left behind because of our negligence?

Scripture tells us to abide in Him, to live in Him, and to live for Him, so that when He appears we may not be ashamed. (1 John 2:28)

Oh, the time is urgent, the Day is at hand! The days are very evil! The Rapture is imminent! Souls are perishing!

Now is the time for us to be led by the Spirit of Yahweh, and to do whatever He calls us to do, to save people from a terrible, unbearable fate!

THE BLESSING OF YAHWEH BE UPON YOU.

 

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