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Thursday, December 15, 2011

End of Days Prophecy By Art Mokarow

When does The End of Days “happen” ushering in The Return of The Messiah to establish The Kingdom of God?

Why do most Christians not believe what Jesus told them?  Before He left, His Disciples and The Apostles asked him, “is this the time for you to restore The Kingdom of God to Israel?” (Acts 1:6).  He replied, “And he said to them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in His own power(Acts 1:7).  Again Christ said, “But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only(Matthew 24:36).

Don’t you believe Jesus?

There are many more scriptures validating that no human knows The Return of Christ and the start of The Kingdom of God.  Don’t you get it?

Human History

The Church of God, throughout history, always had those who insisted they knew better than God or His Son.  Some believe He has already arrived (secretly).  They feel they know when he is supposed to come while others feel He is already here.

The Apostle Paul told The Thessalonians about this very subject.  Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and by our gathering together to him.  That you be not soon shaken (disturbed) in mind or be troubled (anxious), neither by spirit (foretold), nor by word (preaching), nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand(II Thessalonians 2:1-2).

Paul tells them, until The Church of God falls away from The Truth and The anti-Christ sits in God’s Temple which could be any location The anti-Christ claims where God dwells.  The anti-Christ claims he is God, you don’t have to worry.

The Apostle warns them not to get over anxious about The Return of Christ until the church falls away.  So, The anti-Christ must be sitting in a temple claiming to be God.  Christ will not return.

Both these events took place starting in 70 A.D. with Titus taking The Temple.  Jude tells the church they had “to return to the faith once delivered.”  This has, also, happened.

In The Fourth Century, other basilicas and temples claimed God was with them.  This activity spurred many diverse groups claiming to be The True Churches of God.

By The First Millennium, churches heralded The Coming of The Messiah.  The Pope in Rome, also, claimed His coming was imminent.  By The Eighteenth Century, some gave dates, like The Millerites, that The Savior was coming on a specific date or on a conditional event.

But, it never happened.  At least Miller, in 1844, saw he was wrong and admitted it.  He left his group to just live as a Christian for the rest of his life.  He, no longer tried to search for The Return of The Messiah.

Some in his church said he wasn’t wrong and reasoned The Savior was busy cleansing the temple in heaven.

On and on it goes.  Humans, as religious as they are, want to be right, rather than finding out what is right and true.  These are Christians who have proclaimed dates for The Return of The Messiah.

Another “millennium” has come and gone.  Two thousand years have passed since Christ went to heaven.  Once again, anxiety prevails in the world.  Can you know when The End of Days will come upon the world?  What did Jesus really want you to understand about His coming?

We Are To Watch

Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord does come.  But know this, that if the Goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.  Therefore, be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of Man comes(Matthew 24:42-44).  This is pretty clear.  Christians cannot know when The Messiah will return.  You are to watch, but what are you to watch for?

Once again Christ gives the answer.  Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Lord has made ruler over his household, to give them meat (truth) in due season? (Matthew 24:45).  Blessed is that servant, when The Lord comes.  He shall say, “Verily I say to you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods(Matthew 24:47).

Knowing the date or season isn’t what makes you wise.  Christians must be sure they remain faithful by witnessing Christ.  If you do good works, The Savior will protect you and keep you from The Wrath of God and The Tribulation (Revelation 12:12-16).  Knowing the season or when will be The Return of Christ isn’t what protects you, instead you must be faithful and witness Christ.

Keeping God’s Commandments doesn’t protect you from Satan.  You must know The Testimony or Prophecy of Christ and be His witness.  Then, you will be in a place of safety (Revelation 12:17).  Keeping The Commandments gives you a good life, but doesn’t save you.

Christ is your rock to protect you without knowing the season He returns.  You are to watch for His return, but above all, “witness” Jesus (Revelation 19:10).

If you do not remain faithful and, instead, become like the rest of the world; you will go through The Seven Last Plagues and The Tribulation (Matthew 24:48-51).

Watch What?

You are to watch, however, but not to be over anxious or consistently wondering when He will return.  You need to be a faithful witness.

1) DAYS OF NOAH (Matthew 24:37).  No human knows when The Messiah will return, neither Christians nor Prophets.  Christ said He did not know, only God makes that decision.

It has been told to you, Christ will not return until the world is just like The Days of Noah.  God commanded Noah to warn them so they would be without excuse.  People will go on as if nothing will happen, marrying, having families, careers and seeking life’s pleasures.  Christ will return when the world least expects it.

2) CHRIST CAN COME AT ANY TIME (Matthew 24:34).  Jesus clearly told His generation certain events must first take place before He can return.  Many Christian denominations still believe Jesus cannot return until some of the events prophesied in Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13 take place.  Jesus said all the prophecies must take place in His generation.  But, at that time, no one believed Him and not many believe Him, today.

Others believe He has already come (in secret).  Some Christians thought the same thing in The Apostle’s Day and even believed they, somehow, missed The Resurrection.  Then there were those who thought there was no Resurrection (I Corinthians 15:12-15).  How mixed up can Christians get?

Christ clearly tells you in The Book of Revelation “His return is imminent.”  It can happen when you least expect it.  The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to Him (Christ), to show to his servants things which must shortly (soon) come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel to his servant John (Revelation 1:1).

Christ can come at anytime.  He, also, could have come in His own generation (Matthew 24 and Revelation 1).  Behold, I come quickly, blessed is he that keeps the sayings of the prophecy of this book(Revelation 22:7).  What happened?

Two thousand years have transpired and The Messiah, still, has not returned.  John answers the dilemma.  And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: (about His return) and I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Seal (hide) up those things which the seven thunders uttered and write them not(Revelation 10:4).

Just before The Seven Last Plagues were to be unleashed, the angel was told to stop writing about the prophecy.  Why?  Christ can’t come until, “And he said to me, You must prophecy again before many peoples and nations and tongues and kings(Revelation 10:11).

Do you comprehend Christ could not have returned in His generation?  And, you are told He cannot come, quickly.  Something occurred whereby The Messiah had to wait until His Father allows Him to come.  Only God controls The Return of The Groom for The Bride.  When will this be?  What had stopped this prophecy before this time?  But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound the mystery of God should be finished, as he has declared to his servants the prophets(Revelation 10:7).  God will not allow Christ to return until The Seventh Trump.  All the previous prophecies have already happened in Christ’s generation.  Why?

The Book of Revelation was specifically written to God’s Seven Churches, “Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, what you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamos and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea (Revelation 1:11).  What was the problem?  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore and repent (change). Behold, I stand at the door (to return) and knock: if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup (Wedding Feast) with him and he with me. To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne (married) even as I also overcame and am set down with my Father in His throne. He that has an ear, let him hear what The Spirit (Holy) said to the seven churches(Revelation 3:19-22).  There it is!  The Return of Christ has now been delayed until The Bride loves Christ as He loves her.  God, The Father will not allow The Bride to marry The Groom until she loves Him like He loves her!  The Return of Christ is totally dependant upon God’s approval.  Prophecy, once again, had to be delayed (I Corinthians 13:8).  Only The Love of God is Eternal.  The Messiah cannot return until The Seven Last Plagues are released at The Seventh Trump (Revelation 10).

What takes place just before The Seven Last Plagues?  Let us be glad and rejoice and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come and his wife has made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed (wedding gown) in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints(Revelation 19:7-8).  Wow!  Nothing but perfection is intertwined in every Plan of God.

The Messiah cannot and will not return until The Bride is worthy to be Christ’s Wife just before The Seven Last Plagues.  The Father can not permit it.  The Bride must become worthy.

There is just one prophecy delaying The Seven Last Plagues ‒ The Fall of Babylon, “Behold, I come as a thief (secretly to The Bride).  Blessed is he that watches and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked (a whore) and they see his shame.  And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.  And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done(Revelation 16:15-17).

Christ tells you exactly when The Groom will return as The Messiah.  And they shall fall by the edge of the sword and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of The Gentiles, until the times of The Gentiles (without God) be fulfilled(Luke 21:24).

You must watch and be faithful witnesses of Christ.  The world is in complete ignorance about The Return of The Messiah because they just don’t care that much.  However, even The Bride of Christ does not know the day or the season.  The Return of Christ is a secret, unknown, even to The Churches of God, unless it will be revealed (eventually) as they witness Christ.

You must watch and be ready at all times by being in love with Christ and ready to die for Him as He died for you.  Jesus’ warning is not for the world (beyond being a witness) but primarily for The Churches of God ‒ His Bride.

The Parable of The Ten Virgins is very clear.  While The Bridegroom tarried, they all (The Brides) slumbered and slept.

Watch therefore, for you (all virgins) know neither the day nor the hour (time) wherein the Son of Man comes(Matthew 25:13).  The Church doesn’t know when The Groom will return.  How are you supposed to watch?  Not by certain events but whether or not The Bride is ready, spiritually, to love The Groom as He loves her.  The next parable plainly describes the wise virgins with oil in their lamps.  For to everyone that has shall be given and he shall have abundance: (His Wife) but from him that has not (spiritual growth) shall be taken away even that which he has.  And cast you out the unprofitable servant (The Bride) into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth(Matthew 25:29-30).

The Return of The Groom (The Messiah) isn’t predicated upon prophecy or events, but whether or not The Bride of Christ is watching and expecting Christ.  The Bride must be worthy to be His wife, in faith, loving Him as He loves her.  The Bride is “the prophecy” for all Christians to be worthy to be His wife.  Then, The Messiah will return.  Only, then, The Christ will return to meet you ‒ His Bride.