I would like to share this post, “TO RULE INSTEAD OF CHRIST”
by End Time Thinker, with you.
The Pope is the “Vicar of Christ.” Vicar means to rule in the place of or instead of. Dave Hunt, a Catholic, tells us that the word “Anti” as in Antichrist, means “against” AND “instead of.” He says that Antichrist will oppose Christ, while pretending to be Christ.” That, to me, is a damning statement.
All eyes were on September 2015. Well, not all eyes but the eyes that were opened by the Spirit of God and the eyes of the Pharisees and Professional Debunkers who were waiting to pounce, should nothing obvious happen.
Those of us who were watching, moved by observations of God’s Calendar, historical precedent, and the unmistakable signs in the Heavens, wondered aloud about the possibility of a worldwide financial crash or a major attack on Israel. We were all very careful to warn our audience that there remained the greatest possibility that nothing obvious would happen and that events could follow those dates by several months and still fit into the historical patterns.
The Pharisees and professional debunkers, based not on what we said and wrote, but solely on their own imaginations, accused us of prophesying the Rapture or the end of the world. But those of us who were watching, never prophesied at all. We merely pointed out easily verifiable, historical patterns and stated that, based on the testimony of Scripture and demonstrable historical patterns, it was very likely that something of earth-shattering importance would happen, in or around the month of September 2015.
When nothing obvious (to the spiritually blind) happened, the Pharisees and Professional Debunkers pointed in glee and accused us of falsely predicting the Rapture and the end of the world, forgetting that it was they, themselves, who put forth those ideas.
With all the signs that pointed to September 2015, the spiritually awake and the Watchmen on the Wall must go back and carefully look at that month and honestly ask what, in fact, did happen. We must assume that, as hard as God worked to bring attention to that month, something important, something that God wanted us to take note of must have happened.
Because the Rabbis, 2,000 years ago, were looking for Messiah to come riding into Jerusalem on a white horse, raise an army and defeat the Romans, the birth of a Savior in a stable in Bethlehem went unnoticed. Did Scripture tell them that Messiah would be born in Bethlehem? Yes. Were there signs in the Heavens? Yes. Did Scripture talk of a Suffering Servant? Yes. Did they recognize him? No. Why did they not recognize him? Because, Rabbis had taught for generations that when Messiah came, He would ride into Jerusalem on a white horse, raise an army and defeat the Romans. What the Scripture said did not matter anymore. Obvious signs in the Heavens… signs clearly understood by the magicians of Babylon, were blatantly ignored by the Rabbis and the leaders of the Jews. The highly venerated Rabbis were wrong and Israel missed the Messiah.
The same thing is happening today. The Church leaders, convinced, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that the venerated pastors and teachers of yesterday were correct and that they know what will happen, are ignoring plain Scripture and obvious signs in the Heavens and in the earth because these signs are not big enough or bright enough and they do not line up with what the venerated teachers have taught for generations on end.
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Post or Pre-Tribulation Rapture, which do you believe? I am prepared to live through the tribulation if the Rapture is After Tribulation/Post Tribulation. One thing for sure, Jesus, will be on time. The Bible provides comfort in these perilous times. The Tribulation and the Wrath of God are two different things. I believe the Wrath of God comes after the Tribulation, after the Rapture. Fact-Jesus Christ Will Return. Does CHRIST Come Before Or After TRIBULATION is the question?
Do not Fear any Tribulation/Hardship
Matthew 10:28 “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Bare the Cross until the Return of Jesus Christ. If Jesus doesn’t return until “Post Tribulation”, Stay in the Love of God, do not turn away from God. I’m prepared to live through the Tribulations, but Raptured before the Wrath of God comes upon the Earth.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
I believe the Wrath of God comes after the Tribulation and the Rapture..
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
2 Thessalonians 2:3
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.
And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
Jesus, God in the Flesh, became flesh in order to save us from sin. He is our Lamb Sacrifice to God the Father. Let the Bible interpret itself..
Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Ephesians 2:16-18 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby : And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
John 10:30 I and My Father are One.
John 10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created , that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made
Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Hebrews 1:6 And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith , And let all the angels of God worship him.
John 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
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