Are You Waiting and Longing for the Return of the Lord?

A Crown of Righteousness for Those Who Love His Appearing.

“In the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.” -2 Tim 4:8 (NASB)

Hre’s a big statement and if you disagree with me then please search the scriptures to prove me wrong. Here it is: If you are not longing for the return of the Lord, eagerly waiting for His arrival, then are you a real born-again, saved by His blood, Christian?

We as Christians should be, must be longing for the appearing again of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our entire being must be pining for the return of the Lord to be with Him forever. Our daily focus must be on Him; our thoughts, motives, thinking and actions. We must live a life of purity (1 John 3:3), a life of our affections set on things above and not on things here on earth – Col 3:2. You see most Christians – at least the ones here in the west – believe that His coming will disrupt their worldly lives and so don’t want Him to return now. They want to be around their families and see their kids and grand-kids grow up (nothing wrong with this other than the Lord must number One in your life, with family second). Most, can I say, think that if Christ were to arrive now or soon it would mess up their regular life. So they don’t look for His appearing and want His arrival. How sad.

We must be living our lives each and every day with the expectation and realization of His return or our personal rapture (death) unto Him and therefore be ready to meet Him at any time. 

“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” -Heb 9:28 (KJV)

But do we…? That’s the big question.

So many are in a Christianity routine of ceremony, ritual with no purpose. Going to church for social or ritualistic reasons with little thought as to why we came and what to do. Oh yeah, the actions are there – singing songs, raising hands, bowing heads but what about our hearts. When they are measured or weighed what will they indicate? Should a heart dedicated and surrendered to God full of sincere praise and thanksgiving or one empty and void of spiritual substance?

There’s a parable in Luke 12:35-40 that may shed some light on if we are ready for the Master’s return.  

“Be ready for service and have your lamps lit. 36- You must be like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet so that when he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once. 37- Those slaves the master will find alert when he comes will be blessed.” -Luke 12:35-37 (HCSB)

We must be (not should, possibly, or maybe) without question ready for His arrival with our lamps lit and prepared for our Master’s return. Are we  prepared and ready to meet Him and welcome Him into our lives? Or … are our Christian activities, actions and thoughts just for show and insincere at best? You know God measures our hearts, He looks down from His throne and sees right through our actions and put-ons looking at the real intents of our hearts and where we are at with Him. This should be a sobering and awakening thought for all of us, everyday. 

“I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds.” – Jer 17:10 (NASB)

Friends, if you are not looking for His appearing might I suggest that your walk with Christ needs are hard introspective examination. Are you a Christian in name only or one in word, deed, thought and expectation of His return? Remember … the middle-of-the-road people – the lukewarm bunch – will be spit, spewed and vomited out of His mouth – Rev 3:16. If you are a member of the lukewarm club … you may dread going to church, dread reading your Bible, rarely make time to pray or seek the Lord just you and Him. A lukewarm Christian will talk a big talk but deep inside they are dead spiritually. Lights out and no one is at home. And most of all a member of the lukewarm club will not look forward to the Lord’s return.

So therefore, in sincerity, we must be eagerly awaiting His return and anticipating it at the appointed time. We must be ready at the door waiting for His knock to open and allow Him in. The days we live in are dangerous, treacherous, evil and wicked. Our lives are in peril wherever we are at; we must be ready to meet Him either there or in the air at the catching away or rapture. You ready?

The time is now to prepare and get ready. The time is now to stop playing church and/or playing Christian. The time is now to get right with God, reading our Bibles, seeking Him every day, confessing and repenting of our sin. And we must avoid evil and live in holiness. These things are daily requirements for any professing, heaven-bound Christian. But do we practice them with a sincere heart? Friend, where are you at today in your walk with Christ – are you just playing a role or are you sincere and serious in your heart, soul and mind?

Soli Deo gloria

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

SEEK THE LORD, BE READY FOR HIS RETURN!

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EMP Risk – Could it Become a Reality? Are You Ready?

“EMP Risk is ‘Not a Sideshow’: Why One Cyber Attack Could Wipe Out 90% of US Population”, CBN News – 7/18/2018

“5 steps to take to be prepared for anything”, EMP.news – 7/11/2018

Bible Prophecy Commentary: The World is Getting to be a Scarey Place-

Could it happen here in the US? Yes! Reading the articles above, we seem to be biding the time until such a catastrophe could materialize. Then what will people do. As we draw nearer to Jesus arrival for His church and then beyond that into the Tribulation, terrible things/events will occur on planet earth. Horrendous, drastic and beyond imagination  things causing men’s hearts to faint – Luke 21:26. The Bible so states. Is this “gloom and doom” preaching? Yes it is!

Could an EMP attack occur here in the peaceful, protected US homeland? Oh yeah, it could! Read the top article above and see how close we could be.

Reading the OT prophets; i.e. Isiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Amos, Zechariah, etc paints a gloom and doom picture of what it will be like for those unfaithful to Almighty God.

Friends, bad stuff is coming and unless you start preparing in heart, mind and soul, you will have a very difficult time of it. It’s time now to start thinking of these things, not when it happens. Are you prepared physically? Food, water, protection, medications, etc? The time to get ready for the storms yet to come is NOW!

BTW, are you saved? This life will come and go. It’s eternal life that means something. Jesus Christ came to earth to preach, live and die for mankind – the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. But we must accept Him and establish a relationship with Him in confessing and repenting of our sins. Have you done this? If not, now is the time to get it done and ensure that when you pass this life you will stand before Him and He will welcome you into His Kingdom.

The alternative is nasty and hot!

Think about these things … today.

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nighWatch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” -Luke 21:28, 36 (KJV)

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Pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Psa 122:6 (KJV)

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

CALAMITIES INCREASE!

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. ”  -Matt 24:7 (KJV)

And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.” -Luke 21:11 (KJV)

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The Trade War Is Already Having A Huge Impact On The U.S. Economy

The following article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. His articles are spot on and his relentless research gives us a glimpse of what clearly may happen in the days ahead.  (Used by permission)

The Trade War Is Already Having A Huge Impact On The U.S. Economy

By Michael Snyder, in July 2018

The trade war has barely just begun, and yet significant ripple effects are already being felt all across the U.S. economy.  Once thriving businesses are on the verge of failure, workers are being laid off, and some sectors of the economy are witnessing enormous price hikes.  Right now the mainstream media iabsolutely fixated on the drama surrounding the recently concluded Trump-Putin summit meeting, but the consequences of this trade war will ultimately be far more important for the lives of most ordinary Americans.  As more tariffs continue to be implemented, this will perhaps be the biggest disruption to the global economic system that we have seen in decades.  Perhaps you have not been affected personally yet, but for many Americans this trade war has changed everything.  For example, just consider the plight of soybean farmer Tim Bardole

The U.S. is China’s second-biggest source of soybeans at 34% of the imports, after Brazil, which ships 53%. The staple is used to make cooking oil and seasoning, and soybean meal is found in pig feed.

Now the tariffs have taken the bottom out of U.S. soybean prices, delivering a gut punch to farmers like Tim Bardole. He was already $100,000 in the red last year due to a yearslong slump in cereal prices, and the current predicament has driven him into a corner.

“I’m not sure if I can get a loan from the bank to finance our next year’s crop,” said Bardole.

If this trade war had not happened, perhaps Bardole would have been able to eventually get out of debt.  But now he is facing financial ruin and the potential loss of his entire farm.

Switching gears, U.S. consumers will soon discover that common electronics such as phones and computers cost a lot more.  The following comes from CBS News

Buyers in the U.S. will soon see price hikes on computers, phones, thermostats and “everyday items,” according to the Information Technology Industry Council, a group that represents tech companies.

Hundreds of Chinese components that the Trump administration penalized are used to make everything from LEDs to sensors to printer and scanner components. When manufacturers pay more for their parts, the costs are typically passed on to consumers, the ITI said.

Are you ready to pay 50 dollars for your next phone to support this trade war?

Maybe.

50 dollars is ultimately not that big of a deal.

But what about paying $9,000 more for your next house?

 (READ MORE…)

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Fear God and Flee from Evil!

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

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Pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Psa 122:6 (KJV)