Posts tagged ‘Mark of the Beast’

Almost Midnight

midnight.jpg

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!

picture care of; youtube.com

When are we Going Home?

IComequick

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.”

Picture care of: harvestmedia.com

Look Up!

man-looking-up

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!

Picture care of, http://theendinmind.net/

My Thoughts about Revival

Revival, Biblical Lessons, Apostolic