AFTER RUNNING THIS ARTICLE IN MAJOR NEWSPAPERS FROM COAST TO COAST, and receiving overwhelming response by phone and letter, we are truly convinced of the hunger and need which exists for the WORD. This article is not intended to scare you, but rather to convey the TRUTH about Christ's love, forgiveness and imminent return. We represent no church nor do we have tapes or books to sell; just a burning desire to point the lost to Jesus Christ, your Lord and Savior.
JESUS GIVES US A CLUE as to the time, or season of His return, in the book of Matthew. He refers to Israel as the fig tree and tells us when Israel once again becomes a nation, as they did on May 14,1948 after nearly 1900 years of scattered exile, this generation shall not pass without witnessing His return. We are living in that era now (Matthew 24:32-51).
The book of Revelation, written by John on the Isle of Patmos, contains detailed prophecies of the events surrounding Christ's return, many of which are being fulfilled every day. For example John foresees an army of 200 million advancing from the East. China now has that many. According to Revelation 16:12, this army will cross the Euphrates River on dry ground. In 1990, Turkey built a dam in fulfillment of this prophecy. Earthquakes, plagues, weather changes and a falling away of the churches are all occurring as prophesied. Christians look up - your redemption draweth nigh!
You can expect perilous times from now until the end. As for the time of His return, no man shall know the day or the hour, but we should all heed the signs. Paul says in 1 Thessalonians 5:4-6; "Let us not sleep as others do but watch and be sober." Whether you believe it or not, God has set an appointed time with destiny which cannot be evaded or postponed. Since the turn of the century we have seen world wars, civil wars, famine, communism, dictatorships, terrorism and the collapse of family values. It has already started to happen and will get much worse.
The good news is you can have faith in Jesus, who shed His blood for all mankind and who promises eternal life. His promise is found in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18.
"For the Lord Himself Shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet call of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we who are alive shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and we shall forever be with the Lord. Wherefore, console one another with these words,"
SCRIPTURE FOREWARNS THE REVIVAL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE as a sign that end-time events are in motion. The result will he a One World government, One World economy and finally, One World religion. Read Daniel 2,4,7 and 9. The New World Order which world leaders and the media so adoringly herald will he led by ten nations which once comprised the mighty Roman Empire. From this confederacy a charismatic leader will arise. He will he the antichrist. He will make a peace pact with Israel and the Arabs for seven years. The Bible says this men will he mighty and perform miracles. If possible, even the very elect will he deceived (Matthew 24:2-4). Peace and prosperity will reign for 3.5 years, in fulfillment of the scriptures. Then all hell will break loose. The antichrist will break ties with the existing false church and set himself up in the Jewish temple as God. The ensuing 3.5 years of tribulation will be so severe that few will survive.
The good news is, the church of Jesus Christ will be spared from the seven year reign of the antichrist and false prophet. All born again Christians will he with Jesus during this period and then return with Him to fight the final Battle of Armageddon at Jerusalem (Revelation 3:10-11). Jesus will then establish His kingdom on earth for 1000 years (Zechariah 14). [Note, during this seven year period a group of 144,000 Jews will be saved and boldly proclaim the gospel. If you get saved during this time, stand firm in your faith even unto death. Many Christians will be persecuted and killed during this time. God is mighty he will deliver but even if He doesn't to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord forever!]
Beware of New Age philosophies and cults trying to deceive those who will listen. The Bible has warned of these and says; therefore, test the spirits and make sure they are of God. New Age thinking leaves no room for God. Instead, they teach that you yourself can achieve Christ consciousness or become God like. They actually believe that in the year 2000, they will usher in a New Age kingdom and rule. Furthermore, they admit this cannot he done without first removing Christians from the world, a process they wickedly refer to as spiritual cleansing. Dear Christian brothers and sisters, stand firm in your Faith!
THE EPISTLE OF BARNABAS AND MANY OTHER EARLY CHRISTIAN WRITINGS TAUGHT there would he 6000 years of man's unrighteous self-governing then a 1000 year Millennium in which Christ would rule. Victorious, Bishop of Petau, wrote in around AD. 270; "the true and just Sabbath should he observed in the seventh Millennium of years. Wherefore, to those seven days the Lord attributed to each a thousand years." (2 Peter 3:8) The antichrist will rule for seven years. (Daniel 9:27) If that starts in 1993, where does that leave us for the Rapture of the church? Where does that leave you?
If you are left on earth during the seven year reign of the antichrist, accept Jesus! Do not accept the mark of the beast, the number 666, or you will he condemned eternally to hell. (Revelation 14:9-10).
We are living in the most critical time in the history of the world. The proliferation of nuclear weapons is out of control. As a spiritually reborn Christian, you have nothing to fear. You can he with Jesus during the terrible rule of the antichrist and then return with Him when He comes to set up His kingdom, where all is peace and harmony. If you think this article is a fairy tale, read Revelation chapters 13,14 & 19.
MY FRIEND, JESUS DID IT ALL ON THE CROSS, without the shedding of His blood there would be no redemption Jesus said; "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6) Christ also told Nicodemus; "you must be born again to see the kingdom of God." (John 3:3) Become born again today and live your life for Jesus and spend eternity with the Lord. The rapture is near, Jesus could come today! Our prayer is that you will he ready and that multitudes find the narrow path that prepares them for this final event. Read John 3:16.
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If You Desire to be Ready to Receive the Lord, please pray this prayer: Dear God; I am a sinner and repent of my sins. I need Jesus Christ to come into my life and become my lord and Savior. I give my life to you in Jesus' name. "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Read Romans 3:23, 6:23 and 10:13 Please also read John 14:1-3, Revelation 3:20, 1 Peter 2:2, Hebrews 10:25 and Philippians 4:6-7.
Originally printed by
Werner and Lee Goers
8733 Fawn Drive, Dallas, Texas 75238