Repentance Not Resolution
What will the coming New Year of 2019 bring? For the world, more war, chaos, and civil unrest but for the believer, we are one step closer to the return of our Savior. Daniel 12:4 states, "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."
For the worldly, technology is advancing so fast, it is difficult to even keep up with but even more important, God is giving revelations to His true remnant in preparation of the return of His Son, Yeshua, the Messiah.
Why is it so important that we are reading, praying, fasting and researching for the truth?
2nd Thessalonians 2 explicitly warns us of the coming deception that will come upon the world before the Second Coming of Christ. This scripture clearly tells us to be not shaken by what is happening and to be not DECEIVED because there will be a GREAT FALLING AWAY and Christ will not come back until the Son of Perdition, the AntiChrist is revealed and sits in the temple proclaiming himself to be God. There are many Christians that refuse to believe this and believe they will be taken out before this happens, they refuse to believe what this scripture clearly states. God is a Refining Fire and in the Last Days, He is going to separate the Wheat from the Chaff. There are many professing Christians that have been warming the church pew for decades and giving lip service to a God they have no relationship with whatsoever.
Matthew 7: 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
We have to have a genuine relationship with God and a sincere belief in the sacrifice of His Son for the redemption of our sins. We cannot attend church twice a week and live our lives unto ourselves the rest of the time. We must be totally sold out every minute of every day. Does this mean we are perfect? No, it means we strive to be perfect as Christ was perfect. If we could be perfect, He would not have shed His blood and gave His life for us. This type of dedication to God makes you an enemy of the world. Yeshua said, "If the world hates you, it hated me first." "A servant is not greater than his Master." We must prepare ourselves through the Holy Spirit of God to be ready for this GREAT DECEPTION and the PERSECUTION that will come. We cannot live for the things of this world but we must store up our riches for the Kindom of Heaven. Our life, on this earth, is only temporary but many cannot grasp that and this is what becomes their greatest downfall. Those of the world do not comprehend true Christians at all. You are branded a religious fanatic, intolerant and bigotted just because you believe and follow what the Word of God commands. This is the Last Days and the heat is getting turned up, will you be able to stand? It is time to give yourself to God completely and wholeheartedly.
What is this Great Deception?
This is a subject I could go on for hours about but I will try to make it as brief as possible. If you believe in God, you best believe in Satan. If you believe there is a Heaven, you best believe there is a Hell also and knowing there is an earthly realm you best believe there is a Spiritual realm as well. The Spiritual realm is something many Christians totally dismiss, it is just too much for them to even want to comprehend, much less understand there is a war going on for their very souls within it.
The Bible states that Satan is the Prince of this world and you should be able to see his hand at work in a plethora of areas. In the media of TV and the Internet, Social Media, Education, Artificial Intelligence, Singularity, Transhumanism, Quantum Physics aka CERN, DNA Modification, Cloning, and Aliens. That's right, I said aliens. Do you realize that we have been programmed from the era of the radio, before TV was ever invented, on the Alien Agenda? Good old Orson Well had people jumping out of windows with his radio broadcast of, "War of the Worlds." They failed to mention throughout the broadcast that it was only a fictional drama. Today, we have Ancient Aliens, the only weekly series that goes on for a full three hours. What people fail to realize, what they refuse to accept is if you read the Bible and insert Fallen Angels everytime they say Ancient Alien then, you would have the truth. Most people would rather believe that Ancient Aliens created mankind and will return to the earth one day as our saviors than to believe in the Living God. Am I saying that this will be the Great Deception? No, I am saying this is one possible scenario that I will be ready for because research shows the possibility of this. The Great Deception could come in the form of Artificial Intelligence, we just do not know exactly what the Great Deception is going to be but what we do know is that we better be ready for whatever it is. There are many strange, unexplained things going on in this world, all around us, that even the unsaved can see and not deny. There is a war going on in the spiritual realm. Ephesians 6:12 states: We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Satan is the Prince of this world but God still limits his power over this earth but, in the Last Days, he will come out of the bottomless pit with all his demons and the Bible states, "Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time." Now, he is in the principalities of the air controlling the world, in the Last Days, he will be right in our realm with us.
The word apocalypse comes from Greek, apokalypsis, meaning an uncovering, a lifting of the veil, or the disclosure of something hidden, a surprise. In the Last Days, the veil will be lifted, the realms will no longer be separated and men's hearts will fail them for what is about to come upon the earth.
This is not to scare anyone but a warning to get prepared for what is to come. It does not matter if it is this year or in years to come, we are to be virgins with our lamps always filled with oil and that oil is the Spirit of God within you. The amount of oil depends on you alone.
For those that believe this is fear mongering, I did not write the Bible, I did not write the Book of Revelations nor any of the warning in scripture, I just believe it.
There is good news, the Good News is the Gospel of Christ and if we are in Him, we have nothing to worry about because He said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
So, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might for 2019. It is not about New Years Resolutions it is about Repentance unto Salvation.