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The following is a dream I had on the first of November, 2009.
I was at a familiar church full of young children, yet this church's leaders cared little for the return of the Lord or for the times at hand. These leaders were more concerned about their ambitions and reputations. The church building was in ruins. I looked up through the rafters as meteors fell from the sky and rained down upon God's children. However, the leaders didn't seem to notice. I felt hopeless. There was nothing I could say that would convict these leaders to recognize the times. Every word I had spoken, and every warning I had presented to them were ignored and rejected. They had a system in place that they wanted to follow, and although they were sincere, their system and their ways were not the Lord's ways, and in the process, God's children were vulnerable to the enemy and unprepared to remain loyal to their King Jesus. As I stood within the rubble of the church, frustrated and gazing up through the burning rafters as the fire in the sky scattered God's children, my father hurried off in order to receive a word from the Lord. We were hoping that if we could share a word from the Lord with the church's leaders, perhaps they would turn from their ways and prepare God's children. When my father returned with a word from the Lord, he shared it with me. The Lord said, 'Wars & rumors of wars.' With that, I collapsed in despair. The church would never receive this word. In this great sorrow, I shouted to the Lord with my spirit, 'Couldn't you have spoken to us something that they would take more seriously? Something that they would really consider?' This church would never consider this word of the Lord. They won't ever receive it. They don't care that we may be at the beginning of wars and rumors of wars. They don't care that the end is near. They don't care about the gospel of the Kingdom. So the fire will keep raining, and the leaders will never protect or prepare God's children.
I don't believe any dream should be assumed infallible or inspired, but the persistence of this theme in my dreams has fueled my concern that perhaps the return of Jesus may be near. Have church leaders ignored the warning signs? I would like to hope not. I have assurance that Christian teachers are truly faithful men of God and are trying their best to take care of God's children. But are they preparing God's children for the return of Jesus? Are they teaching on His return?
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of instruction about washings and laying on of hands, and the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment. And this we will do, if God permits. (Hebrews 5:12-13, 6:1-3, NASB)
Sometime the sermons teachers preach are the same ones that Paul considers elementary and infantile. But what are the mature teachings? What are the principles of the oracles of God? I believe they may concern the return of Jesus, which Paul presents throughout the book of Hebrews, discussing the return of Jesus (Hebrews 9:27-28), the subjection of all things under Jesus and the removal of His enemies from heaven (Hebrews 1:13, 2:8, 10:12-13, 12:26-27), the affect that our loyalty to Jesus has on the measure of eternal rank, reward and glory we each receive at judgment (Hebrews 2:10-11, 3:6, 3:14, 4:9-16, 6:9-20, 10:32-39, 11:39-40, 12:1-10), and the hope of being able to dwell for eternity among Jesus and His most faithful saints within the walls of the New City of Jerusalem (Hebrews 11:9-10, 11:13-16, 12:22-24, 13:13-14).
I am often concerned that some church leaders are not teaching enough on the end times. I believe this understanding may be necessary to explain God's will and to prepare for the events preceding Jesus' return so that God's children might have a fighting chance to perform His will and endure to the end. If many of God's children understand only the elementary teachings, will they lack the spiritual armor and courage necessary to endure that eleventh hour? Will they be prepared when they will be forced by this violent and oppressive world to reject their King Jesus or suffer physical torture and death?
"Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. Because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved." (Matthew 24:9-13, NASB)
"Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it." (Luke 17:33, NASB)
I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also. (Revelation 6:9-11, NASB)
As the oppression in this world increases and as love grows cold, I've noticed some Christians are pursuing global peace initiatives, believing that they can somehow reach their hands up into the heavens and pull down the kingdom of God. I've also noticed some Christians are gathering under charismatic leaders who promote a gospel of self-worship, professing that the kingdom is already here and within us.
I can only hope that the Christian section of Borders stays far away from the New Age section and that Christian teachers stray from the temptation to act like secular motivational speakers. I fear that the number of Christians pursuing deep matters of God is swiftly decreasing, while the number of false Christs among Christian cults and the occult is rapidly rising. Some Christian women around me seem to be replacing prayer with yogic meditation or swapping out their bibles for Oprah's book club, and even some men seem to be replacing their white robes with business suits or valuing the opinions of med over the word of God.
All the while, what if a ferocious hostility against the one true Jesus is increasing in strength throughout the world? Would the church take notice? Many Christian are lied to and told that they would be physically taken off this Earth and raptured before the tribulation. Others believe that their is no future tribulation. And still others believe that the tribulation can't possibly arrive until they preach salvation to every man, woman and child. But when the clock strikes twelve and they stare out their windows in surprise and horror when the guillotine arrives at their doorstep with a command to reject Jesus or die, will they be ready to courageously fall to their knees or, like unprepared cowards, will they readily fall away?
The sole purpose of this website is to provide God's children with the encouragement necessary for the strengthening of their spirits, so that they might value the choices they make on this Earth and be prepared at all times to remain unflinchingly and courageously loyal to the one and true great King Jesus, who sits at the right hand of God until the war in heaven is fought and His enemies are cast down to the earth. This website will strive to provide simple and explicit insight regarding the return of our great King Jesus and the events preceding His return.
About The Editor
I have no interest in creating a 501(c)3 church organization. Although I am convicted that I am a member of the ministry of teaching and I still have so much to learn, I am not the pastor and the use of this website cannot substitute or replace daily or weekly local gatherings of the body of Christ for either fellowship or the completion of predetermined works. I only desire to help strengthen God's children in their knowledge of Jesus so that they may be encouraged to freely accomplish their predetermined works as best as they can for their King, because nothing is more important than the King, Jesus Christ. And since the King is returning, I believe there is no better time than now for me to serve in this manner.
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