The Red Horse!

 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.” – Revelation 6:3

While Praying the Rosary, I saw the Red Horse standing outside its’ stable. Ready!

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!

Heed God’s Warning

“Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, 29 but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all— 30 so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed.”-Luke17:26-30

Need more be said?

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!

Many American Churches Are Splitting!

“Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!” – Matthew 23:24

Many churches are splitting up these days. They usually split into two groups: The group who believes in God’s Word and those that do not.

Those who do not, usually want to rewrite the Bible. With their “anything goes” message, their churches expand and their coffers fill. But sadly, those that follow them, often follow them in the WRONG direction and AWAY from Christ. And we know what happens to those who do NOT follow Christ.

Then there are those who choose to attend the church that truly teaches God’s Word. They love Jesus and follow Him closely. It’s not that they don’t occasionally fall, they do. But they ask God to forgive them, in Jesus’ Name, to forgive them and they ask Jesus to help them avoid sin in the future!

And that is just one of the differences. Those who truly follow Jesus know what sin is. They have been taught how to live and how to love. And they do their very best to follow Jesus closely and to live as God’s Word has truly taught.

But the church with their “anything goes” mentality and the people who stay in it WILL suffer the consequences of their choices. Pray for them!

“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.” -2 Timothy 3:1-5

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!

Don’t Let Anger Win!

Ending their prayer for the opening of the “new” congress with Amen awoman, our nation has chosen its path:  Judgement.

This year, it will be difficult not to become angry with some of the actions we are forced to witness.  We will be angry at the lack of respect of our Lord, the mistreatment of good people, the laws passed by Congress… and so much more…

But as the Lord says in Romans 12:19, “ Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord”  We need not “get even”, in the end, God will see that Justice is done.

But that still leaves the emotion of our anger to deal with.  What can we do with that? We can ask our Father in Jesus’ Name to lighten that burden, for it is too heavy for us to carry.  And we can consciously work at remembering to pity those who do not follow Christ.  For when we truly think about it, one day in Hell is too long.  Imagine an eternity?   It’s not a fate we would wish anyone.,,

So when anger fills your heart, justified or not, empty it.  Remember that steady determination will accomplish much more than uncontrolled anger.  Instead, shift your focus.  Focus on your future in Heaven and on Jesus who will bring us there.  Focus on the natural beauty of the world that God created for us.  Focus on those you love.

Ask God in Jesus’ Name for the Peace that only He can give.  Ask the Holy Spirit in Jesus’ Name for Help.  Pray Always, especially when you don’t feel like it.

As the saying goes, “Never Give Up & Never Give In”.  If we fall, and we will, with Christ’s Help, GET UP!  We KNOW where we are going.  And we KNOW how to get there.  Follow Jesus.  Trust God. And we will meet in Heaven-together 🙂

The Holy People & The Last Days!

And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.”-Daniel 12:7, KJV

So who are the “Holy People”?  They are us!  They are the End Time “Saints”!  They are those who kept their faith in Jesus Christ.  We are the Holy People, which is a great comfort ?

God has also given us another great comfort ?.  God knows that trouble will come to all of us.  He’s ready!  And He will help us!  And we will be “delivered” and spend eternity in Heaven ?

So don’t loose hope. Whether it’s the End Times or just a difficult time-God has you 🙂

Matthew 24: More on the Last Days!

9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other,”- Matthew 24:9-10

Aren’t people already being put to death for following Christ in some countries?  Do we not see many turning away from our faith?  And are those who turned away from our faith not angry with those who still follow Christ?

We have seen this yesterday and today.  And we will see more of it tomorrow.

And as we approach the Last Days, the persecution will intensify and spread.

So what can we do?

We can pray for those who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus.  And we can reach out and give them our love-really give them our love. They need to know that we are here for them. And they need to be reminded that Jesus IS coming back! And that He IS taking them to Heaven forever!

And it WILL be worth it!

More From Matthew 24: The Last Days

“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places. All these are the beginnings of sorryow.” Matthew 24:7-8 KJV version.

As we can see from this warning from Jesus, war is not enough. It must be accompanied by other things such as “pestilences, famines and earthquakes in diverse places”

We’re not there yet. We may be heading there. We may even be heading there soon. While pestlence does refer to disease, it’s still only one part of the Bible verse. Is a famine coming, maybe. Some even say probably. But it’s not here yet.

So what should we do?

Prepare, Watch and Pray 🙂

Matthew 24: 3-6 The Beginning of the End Times

Only the Father knows when the End Times will truly begin, but Jesus did point out some signs for us to watch for…

In Matthew 24:3, the disciples asked Jesus to share with them what the signs would be. And Jesus answered them, “Take heed that no man deceive you. Jesus goes on to say that many will pretend to be Him and that there will be “wars and rumors of wars”. But Jesus goes on to say, that the “end is not yet”.

He tells us not to be “troubled”.

So clearly wars, in and of themselves, are not a sign that the End Times are here. There have always been wars and rumors of wars. And sadly, there probably always will be. But they are not a sign of the End Times. And if the Bible says it-it’s true!

Trust Jesus, He knows 🙂

The End Times: When & How?

Christians have studied Matthew 24 for centuries in an attempt to figure out when exactly the “Last Days” will arrive. But if there is one thing that is clear, only God our Father knows…

But Jesus did give us some clues that we can look for :). And this next series will attempt to explore some of them.

So let’s talk about what is perhaps the most important comment. In Matthew 24 it seems to imply that “even the elect may be deceived”. Clearly, it is important that we not be deceived by the world or by the many false Messiahs…But how can we protect ourselves from that?

There are three ways! The first is to pray to the Holy Spirit that we will always see the truth-God’s Truth. The second is to read the Bible. When Christ comes again, He will not contradict what God has written :). And lastly, in verse 30 & 31 in Matthew Chapter 24, it says:

“Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.”

Blessed are we that is very clear that we won’t miss Christ’s Return 🙂