A Biblical Rapture Perspective

Study Lesson 15

A Few Final Thoughts
Or
A Final Plea To Endure To The End

Something To Consider:
There is a mighty tide and rising ocean of discontentment, deception, and disinformation flooding over the banks of every nation on earth and especially this once great nation we call America.  A once united Christian nation known as one nation under God, formed with the burning hope and earnest desire for liberty, justice, and freedom for all, has once again become divided, greatly divided.  

It has slowly but surely become a spiritually deteriorating nation overflowing with men and women hungry for political, military, and religious power, greedy for financial gain, lustfully languishing in their prideful and arrogant atheistic attitudes, and hell bent on severely restricting the freedoms of other human beings.  

And yet this is exactly the strategy of the puppet string pulling demonic force that hides behind the scenes of every powerful and influential nation.  The leader of this forceful opposition to all that is good and godly is the same entity who perpetrated the spiritual demise and fall from grace of the human race in the Garden of Eden so many years ago in the beginning. His battle strategy has remained the same for nearly six thousand years.  

His end result to the turmoil, confusion, and world-wide end time chaos remains to divide and to conquer through discontentment, deception, and much disinformation.  According to his evil and ongoing universal agenda, America and other nations are being fractured from within, and manipulated from without.  

The inalienable rights of states, businesses, families, and individuals are eroding due to the leftist leaning European minded ungodly leaders that are moving more towards a one world global government initiated rule that is not intended to function politically, economically, or rationally in the best interest of the people of the world. Therefore, Jesus declared in Matthew 24.4, “Take heed that no one deceives you.”  In other words, beware, or live your life under extreme spiritual caution.       

Something Else To Consider:  
And yet there is a biblically based heavenly hope and immense contentment that is not only available but can be taken full advantage of by anyone choosing to become faithful enduring to the end present tense believers in Jesus Christ, who through experiencing new life in Christ. And as they experience new life here by willingly passing through the narrow gate that leads to spiritual abundant life, they will ultimately gain eternal life in the not so far future by way of their enduring to the end.  

But, the battle rages even within the so-called church of the Lord Jesus Christ.  For the arch enemy of all righteousness and justice has under the cover of darkness insidiously infiltrated the rank and file of the church and its leadership in order to create havoc by way of his most effective war time weapon of division that is brought about by discontentment, deception, and much unbiblical disinformation. Therefore, his strategy to divide and conquer continues to rear its ugly head with the help of unbiblical compromising false end time messages delivered by end time false prophets.

Therefore there remains an age old decision that in and of itself creates an inevitable division among nations, cities, families, and even the very fiber of societies.  This decision is based on a question that was asked by Pilate, the ruling political puppet power in play in Jerusalem at the time of Christ’s first coming, who in appearance was subject to Rome’s dictates, and yet in reality was under Satan’s control depending on what political and or religious strings required pulling at any given interval of universal affairs. Sound familiar!  

And yet, according to the Word of God, we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. So, for whose purpose are we therefore living for? Whose purpose are we guilty or innocent of pushing to the forefront, God’s purpose, or our own purpose? Whose purpose are we seeking first and foremost during our very brief pilgrimage upon planet earth?

These are questions that each of us must answer including myself on a daily basis! And yet, this is something that is often easily lost sight of in our daily journey to follow Jesus. Will we seek to endure to the end or to succumb to the discontentment, end time deception, and disinformation?

But with that said, Pilate stood before an angry mob that had formed during the mock trial of Jesus; a crowd who cried out for the destruction of Jesus because of their discontentment with the status quo, and because of their being deceived by so-called religious leaders who were more earthly minded than spiritually minded, and also because they had believed the disinformation that had been propagated for so long as truth, but was in complete contradiction to the Word of God.   

Pilate asked this discontented and deceived angry mob; “What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?”  Without any prayerful consideration or searching the Scriptures for the truth, they replied, “Let Him be crucified!” 

And so the satanic controlled puppet strings were tightened around the necks of those discontented and deceived listeners of disinformation in their rejection of the truth concerning Jesus, and also in their commitment to estrange themselves from the only hope that could have helped them in the midst of this behind the scenes age old spiritual struggle. How sad is the dilemma that is encouraged by discontentment, deception, and unbiblical disinformation!

Something More To Consider:
With all that is going on at this monumental moment upon planet earth, we must ask ourselves if we intend to go along to get along with the global powers that are possibly soon to be revealed, as did this angry mob crying out for the death of Jesus. Or will we take heed, will we beware, will we resolve to live our lives under spiritual extreme caution? To an end time generation Jesus proclaimed, “Take heed that no one [no man, no woman, and or no demonic end time representative of Satan] deceives you.”

Those among the deceived mobs demanding Jesus to be crucified sealed their fate when after the governor asked, “Why, what evil has He done?” Having been deceived by the religious and political leaders who themselves were deceived puppets in a great earthly drama, they cried out; “His blood be on us and on our children.” And with that arrogant cry the deed was done. Therefore, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us all! What then shall we do with Jesus who is called Christ? What must we do?

And yet, what we decide to do with Jesus and His vast end time teachings and His conditional command to endure to the end in order to be saved, will not affect Jesus in the least. But our decision of what we do with Jesus will make all the difference in our eternal destination. Will we vow to live lives of holiness or lawlessness? Will we be deceived or will we believe?

What will we do? What will be our personal decision and eternal determining answer to the question, what then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ? What then shall we do with His clear and precise end time teachings preserved in the Word of God? These questions should not go unanswered!

A Few Final Words:
Will we heed Jesus’ end time warnings found in Matthew 24 beginning with verse 4; “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I [Jesus] am the Christ,’ and will deceive many [not some, but many]. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Sound familiar!

According to Jesus’ end time warning in Matthew 24.9-14, “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many [not some, but many] will grow cold. But he [or she] who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel [this gospel of enduring to the end] will be preached in all the world as a witness to all nations, and then the end will come.”

What therefore, will we do with the biblical rapture timing evidence of these study lessons which reflect the Word of God? Will we be found by Jesus among those who understand these end time events as taught by Jesus and others in advance for our benefit in order to be spiritually, physically, and emotionally prepared? And in our understanding will we heed the enduring to the end biblical admonitions of Jesus, Peter, Paul, Daniel, and John, as well as other more recent biblical scribes? Our final decision rests solely with us as individuals in the great spiritual and eternal end time scene that Scripture provides us.

Will we be as millions of unbelievers and one time believers, who allow themselves to be filled with end time discontentment, deception, and disinformation due to believing the lie of the enemy? Or will we rise to the occasion by believing and understanding end time events through our own diligent study of the Scriptures? 

Will we become among those of whom Daniel described in his prophecy chapter 11 verse 32; “But the people who know their God [we might add and know His Word] shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” Let us choose wisely by heeding Jesus’ admonition found in Luke’s gospel chapter 21.36; “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man [Jesus].”

In Closing:
It is clear according to the many biblical references mentioned in these study lessons that Jesus was speaking of our escaping God’s final end time wrath, and not man’s and or Satan’s wrath. Are we prepared? Are we watching? Are we praying to be counted worthy to escape God’s wrath?

Are we willing to take full advantage of God’s grace in order to endure man’s wrath and the Antichrist’s wrath? According to 2 Corinthians 12.9, and Paul’s continued prayers for God to remove a certain thorn in the flesh, God responded, by declaring, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

Let us end these study lessons pertaining to the biblical rapture timing and our enduring to the end, by quoting a verse from the garden scene of Gethsemane where Jesus wrestled in prayer over His enduring to the end of the agony and suffering that faced Him in the final moment of His life on earth.

Jesus admonished His early followers as well as all followers down through the centuries, including those living in the end times, by instructing; “Watch and pray, lest you [and me] enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” And yet in our weakness He, Jesus, is made strong!

                                                                          In Him Always,
Brother Mike…

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