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Almost Midnight

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By Pastor Jeff,

Eschatology, The study of “Endtimes” is one of my favorite subjects of the bible. With that I firmly believe we are living in the greatest decade ever as we are seeing Bible prophecy being fulfilled before our very eyes!

Matthew 24:3, “And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” The rest of chapter 24 and 25 Jesus then gives answers to this question, such as vs. 6, “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”  We see what’s happening in Syria or the joint war games by Russia and China and we can see that this is true, how about vs. 11, “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.” I don’t know about you but I can’t watch or listen to those who sell books, tapes, or anything promoting certain events such as the many “Blood Moons” and try to equate that to being the start of the tribulation period. The ultimate sign is found in Matthew 24:32-34, “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” We know this happened May 14th, 1948 when Israel became a nation once again, so without a doubt we are living in the last generation. Interestingly the verse that follows says this, “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” So we can’t proclaim a day, but we I believe proclaim a season and the season is here!

Revelation is one of my favorite books and chapter 13:16-18, talks of the “Mark of the Beast”, “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” Three Square Market, a company in Wisconsin has recently offered implants for its employees, at first for fun, but also convenience. I encourage you to look a the video found on YouTube with an interview with the CEO by NBC. No, I can’t be certain that this is the final product that fulfills this prophecy but I do believe this is a step to make us comfortable with this type of technology.

There is a wonderful day coming, Revelations 21:4, “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” And Jesus tells us this in Revelation 22:20, “He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”

It’s Almost Midnight!

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Close to the Midnight Hour

 By Pastor Mike

Are you ready for the Midnight Hour? Lots of things are going on in the Midnight Hour – I’m not talking about a time clock, I’m talking about the end times. It’s on us now. Look what’s going on in the world. More people killing, more hatred, more wild weather going on. Just read about two teenagers plotting to kill students and teachers in Georgia. Less respect. People not caring about others.

Let’s stay ready for the Midnight Hour. No one knows the hour.

A parable about the midnight hour is about the 10 virgins in

Matt 25:1-13

1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

The parable of the ten virgins tells all believers to be looking to their own spiritual condition because JESUS is coming at an unknown and unexpected time. We gotta stay strong in faith so that when the day comes we will be ready. Or we meet HIM before that. We need to have a personal relationship with JESUS. The difference between the foolish and wise is the failure to realize that JESUS is coming at an unexpected time, no one knows. No one.

When things look darkest, remember who we serve and stand up victoriously and understand who we are in JESUS, we start singing praises to him. PRAISE IS WARFARE! Praise is a powerful force against the enemy. Something happens when we praise GOD, especially when we are going through a really tough time. It confuses the enemy. When we’re able to praise HIM no matter what the circumstance, HE tears down the walls of the prison built up around us. And at the right time, at the MIDNIGHT HOUR, the walls come tumbling down.

When the enemy has you oppressed at the MIDNIGHT HOUR, start lifting up the name of JESUS! HE shows up and HE frees us from any bondage. When we’re yoked up to the one that is KING of Kings and LORD of Lords, we will be set free from every bondage and every shackle of the enemy.

Do you feel you’re in a tough time, a hard time, or that you’re in bondage – START PRAISING GOD

Remember who HE IS – There’s nothing like getting into the presence of GOD to eliminate worry, doubt, fear, depression, anxiety, or any other attack from the enemy.

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When are we Going Home?

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By Pastor Jeff,

John 14:1-3, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. 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 unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” Revelations 22:20, “He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”

Nothing gets me more excited than when I get to talk about end-times, for I truly believe that we are at the very day that Jesus Christ can return at any moment. It however frustrates me when I hear those that look at a certain event coming and then declare that this is the day that the world as we know it will end. We witnessed that recently as some so called prophets (self proclaimed) declared that this past Saturday, September 23rd was fulfilment of Revelations 12:1-6 when it was a stretch at best! Well we can look at our calendar and clearly see that this day has come and gone but we still are here. People have been setting dates of the Lords return for generations against what the Word of God tells us in Matthew 24:36, “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”

With that saying, I do see much that is happening in our world that do point to the soon return of Jesus Christ, and I would like to quickly share some of them with you. (I have written and published a book on “Endtimes” that goes into a deeper study of bible prophecy which I can make available on request.) We don’t have to look to far to see how much technology is advancing the fulfilment of the “Mark of the Beast” mentioned in Revelations 13:13-18. One being the IPhone 8 and the soon coming IPhone X with face recognition, chatbots as they call them are being increasingly used and put into our everyday lives such as those that are being used  at the Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts to give council to those who are at the end of their lives.

Customers at the Costcutter store, at Brunel University in London, can now pay using their unique vein pattern to identify themselves. It works by using infrared to scan people’s finger veins and then links this unique biometric map to their bank cards. There also seems to be an optimistic possibility of Israel, Palestine and other Arab nations to have the long sought peace treaty that we find in Daniel 9:20-27.

So, when are we going home?

Many people try to imagine what heaven will be like, we do know of the streets of gold, pearly gates, tree of life and other things mentioned in our bible. We also know that there will be no more sickness, pain, or death. We know that we will have a light there will not come from a light switch, our Sun or any other star, but from our only Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ.

I believe with all my heart from the understanding I have found in the word of God that He is coming and coming quickly! There is only one way that we or any other one can get there, that is to become “Born Again” by the water and the spirit and we, as those that know this have a great responsibility to tell others of that fact!  Luke 22:45-49, “Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.”

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Look Up!

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By Pastor Jeff,

Matthew 24:4-6, “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” Depending on your age many of us have experienced wars in our such as WW2, Korean, Vietnam, and Gulf war. Currently we are aware of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. The bible in Revelations 9:14-15, talks of a day when 1/3 of the population will be killed in what may be WW3.

Even some are claiming that WW3 has already begun, in fact just recently Vladimir Putin announced to his people to get ready for total war over the tensions in Syria and as result of failed talks with the U.S. They even have backed out of the Nuclear Security Pact which has been followed to some degree since the end of the cold war. In August the nation of China had made a similar declaration to it’s people. So are we at the edge of  maybe the last war to end all wars?

Luke 21:25-28 tells us to do one thing, “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” LOOK UP!

Revelations 6:5-6, “And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.” Our economy no matter what some in our government keep telling us is in shambles. We are being told that inflation is in check with the first seven months of 2015 the rate being at .8% when reality it was around 10%. They just choose to not include the cost of energy or food in the equation (anyone you know doesn’t pay a gas bill or purchase food?). We have a debt that will reach 20 trillion this year which doesn’t include unfunded liabilities such as Medicare, pensions, Social Security which brings the total to a shocking total of 128 trillion dollars. The Stock Market has been overvalued for quite a will now and the question isn’t if, but when we will have a major drop.

What should we do?  LOOK UP!

We are seeing Revelations 13:11-18 coming to life right before our eyes as technology is moving closer and closer to having the ability for every man, woman, and child to be marked with either some kind of RFID chip (See Dr. Oz, “The next Big Thing” for example) or some kind of tattoo such as what Microsoft and MIT have presented lately (Microsoft Smart Tattoo, August 14th, 2016). The acceptance  of these types of tracking abilities is readily becoming more acceptable and even desired.

So what should we do? LOOK UP!

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Behold I come Quickly

Re22By Pastor Jeff,

Three times in chapter 22 of Revelations we have Jesus telling us “Behold I come Quickly”, this was penned by the Apostle John over 1900 years ago and we have yet to have this promise fulfilled. It is not my intention in this message to prove to you that we are living in the last of the last days of mankind on this earth. It is my intention for this to be a positive message even though it might not seem so initially.

Most of you can see in our nation that we have many problems that point to a country that has abandoned God. But you might not be aware of things that are happening elsewhere in our world.

In Matthew 24,  it talks of wars and rumors of wars and we don’t have to look to far in history and see that we’ve had wars going on for centuries. But in our day we have only 11 out of 162 countries in the world that currently are at peace. We have so many going on that they have to rank them according to the number of casualties they have with major wars having 10,000+ deaths in the past year in which we currently have 4.

The bible also mentions rumors of wars and the relationship between the United States and Russia continues to go from bad to worse.  The installation of a missile defense system in Romania is just the latest incident that has the Russians absolutely steaming, and during a public appearance on June 17th Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to get western reporters to understand that the world is being pulled toward war, “We know year by year what’s going to happen, and they know that we know. It’s only you that they tell tall tales to, and you buy it, and spread it to the citizens of your countries. You people in turn do not feel a sense of the impending danger – this is what worries me. How do you not understand that the world is being pulled in an irreversible direction? While they pretend that nothing is going on. I don’t know how to get through to you anymore.”

At the same time all of this is going on, the global economic crisis continues to escalate.  Even though U.S. financial markets are in great shape at the moment, the same cannot be said for much of the rest of the world. Just look at the country that is hosting the Olympics this summer.  Brazil is mired in the worst economic downturn that it has seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s, and Rio de Janeiro’s governor has declared “a state of financial emergency“. Next door, the Venezuelan economy has completely collapsed, and some people have become so desperate that they are actually hunting cats, dogs and pigeons for food.

Brother Jeff you are bumming me out, you said at the beginning that this would be a positive message…Behold I come quickly!

Jesus is coming soon, morning, night, or noon, that is good news, and the reason I tell you of the things that are happening is not to scare you but to show you how much Jesus loves us.

2 Peter 3:8-10, “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”

Jesus will do just about anything to get you saved and to keep you saved, the things written in this book about the end times are there to show His love for you. The reason He has not come yet is because every soul no matter your age, sex, IQ, color, religion, is so very important to Him!

John 3:16 is clear, “For God so loved the world…”

John 14:1-3, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. 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 unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

We say repeat what is written in the book of Revelations chapter 22:20 & 21 “He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”

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How Close are We?

the-mark-of-the-beast-image    By Pastor Jeff

In Matthew chapter 24:1-3, Jesus is asked a question that has been attempted to be answered for two thousand years by bible scholars, mathematicians, prophecy experts, with no success. “And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to show him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?”

Jesus tells us what to look for, false prophets, wars and rumors of wars, famines, pestilences, events that really have been going on since Cain killed Abel so by this alone we could not pin point any particular time in history. He then tells us of earthquakes in diverse places, scientists have seen an increase with no explanation in the number of earthquakes of a magnitude of three or higher in the 19th century and especially in recent years with a number in places you would not normally thought of such as Oklahoma which had 20 recorded on a single day in August of 2014. Jesus tells us that the gospel must be preached in all the world; with all the technology today this is becoming closer to fulfillment than any time in history. Jesus tells them that the last days will be like the days of Noah, with drinking and eating becoming a major issue, marriages will fail; today the rate of failure in marriage is about 50%. Matthew 24:32-34, “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” In May of 1948 this prophecy became fulfilled when Israel after 1900 years with no home became a nation again starting the clock for the last generation on earth.

Now I know many will sneer at this thought but I feel if you examine the Book Of Revelation chapter 13 beginning at verse 11 it becomes clear that we are getting very close to fulfillment of the end of all things. We see two beast here, one being the antichrist and the other the head of the one world religion, recently we have heard Pope Francis claim that it doesn’t matter what you believe and that we are of the same faith (watch Pope Francis prayer intentions for 2016 on YouTube). Read 16-18, “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” If you ever had doubts that the bible is the word of God these verses should answer them for you for never has there been a time like we have today that we can see the word come more alive. The area of technology in the area of biometrics is exploding and though we cannot say for certain that these will be the actual mark as described in Revelations we can be certain that it is making it much more acceptable for mankind to accept it, “Chaotic Moon-tech tats is a prime example of this technology as well as “End of Passwords-Paypal developing Smart tattoos and Ingestible ID technology & Brain Implants”

I ask you the question, How close are we?

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Can You Hear the trumpet?

angel_sounding_1st-trumpet   By Pastor Jeff

Can you hear the trumpet? As we see the prophetic words from the bible being fulfilled right before our very eyes I can’t help to be excited and declare that the sound of a trumpet will be heard soon. 1Thessalonians 4:13-18, “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”

Matthew chapter 24 gives us a discourse on what the world would look like close to His return, verses 37-38 tell us, “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark” 

USDA’s Economic Research Service estimates total US food expenditures for all food consumed was $1.24trillion in 2010, Food purchased for the home accounted for $646.8 billion or 52%.Spending away from home in 2010 was $594 billion or 48%, restaurant account for ¾ of all food away from home sales. The US has 970,000 restaurants and foodservice outlets. Projected sales for 2012 were $632 billion up from $379 billion in 2000.

Nearly 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making it the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. In 2013, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for 10,076 deaths (30.8 percent of overall driving fatalities).

Divorce happens to nearly one half of all marriages in the U.S. but statistics also tell us that most young people are not even attempting marriage. A recent report says that marriage among white males is 44%, woman 51%, for black men it is at 32% and women 26%. Number of live births to unmarried women: 1,595,873 the birth rate for unmarried women: 44.3 births per 1,000 unmarried women aged 15-44 years. Scripture tells us this will occur in the latter days 1Timothy 4:3 says, “Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.”

The cause for all of this? well the bible in 2Timothy 4:3-4 tells us why, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” Most polls tells us that belief in God, Jesus, miracles, the word of God are continuing to drop by alarming numbers; we are more governed on what we feel is right than “what sayeth the Lord”. We have former president Jimmy Carter telling us that he thinks Jesus would say gay marriage is ok, we have a transvestite being honoured for his courage. We can argue how we feel in our hearts what is right and wrong until we are blue in the face but it all boils down to me, to what does the bible say. Can you hear the trumpet?

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