Judgment Day… May 21, 2011?????????????

Posted on May 7, 2011

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Take a close look at the sign below… “Judgment Day – May 21, 2011 – The Bible Guarantees It.”  Are you serious?  It is hard to believe that people would fall for something this ridiculous. 

Here is what the Bible does say about Jesus’ second coming… “Therefore watch, for you do not know either the day or the hour in which the Son of Man comes” – Matthew 25:13. 

If we are prayerfully studying the Word of God and have a genuine relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ, we have nothing to fear.  The Bible is crystal clear about what it takes to be saved.  If we BELIEVE, we will be saved (John 3:16).  What does it mean to believe?  2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land (hearts, relationships, homes, churches, etc.).”  When we are SAVED… Jesus gives us all the wisdom, power, desire, and love we need to be victorious in our daily lives.  When we are SAVED, it does not matter when Jesus returns to take His followers to heaven to be with Him.  Because of this fact… please do not allow the devil to trick you into believing “his” END OF TIME lies. 

As Bible students, we know that the END IS NEAR.  Jesus says in Revelation 22… “Behold, I come quickly” (Rev. 22:7).  “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to each according as his work is” (Rev. 22:12).  

We may think God does not know what He is talking about when He says, “I come quickly!”  For God, a thousand years is nothing…  He has always been and will always be.  When the time is right, Jesus will stand up and say, “It is finished!”  Then and only then will He “descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. And so we shall ever be with the Lord” (1 Thess. 4:16,17).

Should we be date setting and casting words of fear around us in these last days?  NO!  But we do need to be telling others of God’s amazing love and Jesus’ soon return?  YES!  If we do not do it, who will? 

Please take the time to read the below quote…

Last night a scene was presented before me. I may never feel free to reveal all of it, but I will reveal a little.  {RC 243.2} 

 

It seemed that an immense ball of fire came down upon the world, and crushed large houses. From place to place rose the cry, “The Lord has come! The Lord has come!” Many were unprepared to meet Him, but a few were saying, “Praise the Lord!”  {RC 243.3} 

 

“Why are you praising the Lord?” inquired those upon whom was coming sudden destruction.  {RC 243.4}

 

“Because we now see what we have been looking for.”  {RC 243.5} 

 

 “If you believed that these things were coming, why did you not tell us?” was the terrible response. “We did not know about these things. Why did you leave us in ignorance? Again and again you have seen us; why did you not become acquainted with us, and tell us of the judgment to come, and that we must serve God, lest we perish? Now we are lost!”  {RC 243.6} 

 

Every church member is to train the intellect, in order that he may gain a clear understanding of the will of God concerning him; everyone is to educate the voice, that he may communicate a knowledge of the Scriptures to those who are in ignorance. May God help us to stand, like Daniel, in our lot and place during the days of probation that remain.  {RC 243.7} 

 

Parents, teach your children regarding the things that are coming upon the earth, and lead them to prepare to meet their Lord in peace. Gain a knowledge of the Scriptures. Do not fill the head with the nonsense of novels. Brain nerve power is required by those who desire to comprehend the truth so clearly that they can teach it intelligently to others. We have none too much brainpower. Never can we afford to use tobacco, or alcoholic liquors, or any other injurious substance; for we must strive to keep our minds clear for the work of saving souls. The Lord is pleased with those who manifest fervid earnestness in His service. It is the privilege of everyone to cultivate faithfully every God-given power.  {RC 243.8} 

 

In that glad day … the ransomed ones will exclaim: “Worthy, worthy, is the Lamb that was slain, and lives again, a triumphant Conqueror.” What joy the worker will then feel in going to those to whom he has spoken with trembling and in fearfulness–those to whom he has opened the Scriptures and with whom he has prayed, thus balancing their souls on the right side. . . . All His providences will then be made plain.–Manuscript 102, 1904.  {RC 243.9} 

 

Let us go back and reread Matthew 24 (and 25 while we are there) and pray that God will give us the desire to be filled with His Holy Spirit.  As this happens… Acts 2 power will be displayed in our lives and those around us will know that we are disciples of Jesus. 

“No sooner does one come to Christ, than there is born in his heart a desire to make known to others what a precious friend he has found in Jesus; the saving and sanctifying truth cannot be shut up in his heart.” – Steps to Christ, p. 78.

 

How will you share your faith today and every day?  No matter what… let us make sure our ministry begins in the home.