“And when He had spoken these things, while they beheld, He was taken UP; and a CLOUD received them out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward Heaven AS HE WENT UP, behold two men stood by in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand you gazing up into Heaven? THIS SAME JESUS, which is TAKEN UP FROM YOU into Heaven, SHALL SO COME IN LIKE MANNER as you have seen Him go into Heaven.” Acts 1:9-11
(The Apostle John writes) “And I saw Heaven opened, and behold a White Horse; and HE that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He does judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself. And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His Name is called THE WORD OF GOD. And the armies which were in Heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of His mouth goes a sharp SWORD, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His vesture and on His thigh a Name written, “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelation 19:11-16
“The LORD looks down from Heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God” (Ps. 14:2).
Pray for every inhabitant on the face of the Earth, that they may take a knee NOW, while they still have breath in their lungs, and acknowledge the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior, Lord, King, and Master, before it is too late (Phil. 2:9-11).
If anyone has cried over the sins and evils that both mankind and demon have done, it is the LORD God, and His Son. The Holy Spirit has grieved like no other, to see this world decline and become like those evil creatures chained in Tartarus, awaiting their Day of Judgment (2 Pet. 2:4-10; Jude 1:6-7).
But until That Day arrives; Until the Lord finishes what He has started so long ago, EVERY person who still has breath in them, STILL has an opportunity to REPENT, and ask Him for forgiveness. He will gladly give it to all those who cry out to Him (Ps. 18:6; 34:6,17).
For those who refuse, There is a place where they will go for all eternity; It was NEVER meant for mankind, but only for Satan and all those angelic spirits who rebelled against their Master so long ago (Is. 66:22-24; Dan. 12:1-2; Matt. 25:31-46; 2 Thess. 1:5-10; Rev. 14:9-11; 20:11-15).
The LORD is Just. He must punish the wicked ones of mankind along with those angelic creatures.
That Day is coming…SOON. NO ONE knows that Day or Hour, but the Father Himself (Matt. 24:36).
Will YOU be ready when He calls His children HOME to Himself? Will YOU escape the Time of His Wrath upon the Earth that is yet to come (Ps. 110:5; Is. 13:6; Jer. 30:7; Joel 2:11; Rev. 6:17)?
The only person that can answer that question, and will be held RESPONSIBLE for what happens to their ETERNAL state, Is YOU.
Cry out to the LORD now; SEEK His Face; CALL upon His name. HE WILL ANSWER YOU (Jer. 33:3; Ps. 17:6; Ps. 20:6; Zech. 10:6; Is. 30:19).
“Answer me quickly, O LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide Your face from me, or I will be like those who descend into the Pit” (Ps. 143:7).
Do not wait for “tomorrow”; there might not be one.
This is what I heard while praying and speaking to the Father this morning about all that is going on; about all those who, especially even my own loved ones, who no longer even speak to me. Their hearts have hardened because they have let the fiery darts (Eph. 6:16) of the evil one take over their minds.
Every one of us, especially those who consider themselves to be sons and daughters of God will be held accountable for NOT “casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God” because they did NOT “bring into captivity EVERY THOUGHT to the OBEDIENCE of Christ” (1 Cor. 10:5).
Those who disregard God’s Word think that they will not be held accountable for any of this.
They are GRAVELY wrong.
They will not just lie in a grave or in an urn somewhere; they WILL stand before an Almighty God, His Son, Jesus Christ, AND the Holy Spirit, and give an account of the very lives we lived (Rom. 14:12; 1 Pet. 4:5).
Take the words that the Holy Spirit said here, seriously; VERY seriously.
Because there COMES a Day—SOONER than one thinks, that we ALL will be in front of Him Who is a “consuming fire” (Heb. 12:29).
“See that you refuse not Him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused Him that spake on Earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from HIM that speaks from HEAVEN: whose Voice then shook the Earth: but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not the Earth only, but also HEAVEN.” Hebrews 12:25-27
BUT, I will leave you with this hopeful consoling thought: The LORD is merciful (Deut. 4:31; 2 Chron. 30:9; Ps. 103:8; 116:5; 117:2; Joel 2:13)—He WILL continue to try and turn your evil hearts toward Him, even when all tribulation HELL breaks through, and hope seems to be lost.
He will continue to be there, waiting for you to “call upon the name of the Lord to be saved” (Joel 2:32; Rom. 10:13; 1Cor. 1:9; Is. 65:1; 2Pet. 1:10-11; Acts 2:38).
BUT, realize when you do all these things, it IS for certain that you will: Lose friends like Jesus did. Lose family members like Jesus did. Have people ignore you like they did to Jesus. Have those who were the closest to you, as best friends, even, no longer want to talk to you or see you anymore, like what they did to Jesus (that actually happened to Joseph and Mary, His parents, as well). Have people hate you for no reason at all, like they hated Jesus. Have people ostracize you, like they did Jesus. Have people tell lies about you, like they did to Jesus. Have some want to even harm you or kill you, like how they wanted to do to Jesus. Have some put curses on you, like they did with Jesus. Have people not include you in family gatherings anymore, because your love for Jesus. Have people try to silence you because of your love for Jesus.
The devil moves people to see you as their enemy, because you put God and His Word first in your life, as Jesus did. They will persecute you, because they persecuted Jesus.
No matter how many times you reach out, No matter how many times you try to let them know you still love them, No matter how many times you tell them you miss them and want to stay in touch with them, No matter how successful and accomplished you can be-if you love Jesus, most will have hardly anything to do with you.
But did not Jesus tell us that would all happen? He did. Is it still worth following Him, then, to lose all those who would rather not have anything to do with you, because of your love for the Lord Jesus, His Father, and the Holy Spirit? Is it REALLY all worth it?
YES, IT IS.
I do not like it; it breaks my heart that loved ones have nothing to do with me anymore. And if you are a follower of Christ, it WILL happen to you too.
BUT I will STILL go on, loving, caring, praying, forgiving, being patient with and serving others, even if while I’m here on this Earth, I do not see the “fruit” of my labors. I will see them fulfilled One Day, when my Lord soon calls me Home, and honestly, that is really all that matters.
Jesus IS all that matters to me.
Because as HE hung on that Cross, I was ALL that MATTERED to HIM.
I felt the sense of the Spirit to gather some Scriptures together about JOY, because there is so much pain and suffering in the world now, and unfortunately, it is only going to get worse.
But that is why the LORD God gave us His SON, Jesus Christ—for He IS THE WORD OF GOD. And when we spend time IN His Word, we ARE spending time with Jesus.
The Word of God is like a balm unto a wound. Let these Scripture verses remind you that “Though you have not SEEN Him, you love Him. Though you do not NOW see Him, you believe in Him and rejoice with JOY that is inexpressible and filled with glory.” 1 Peter 8-9
I pray that these verses remind you of the JOY that comes from knowing Christ as our Savior and Lord.
If you do not have the Lord Jesus in your life as yet, and desire to experience true JOY and PEACE amidst the ever worsening evils in this world, allow Him to come into your life. Invite Him in, so that He CAN show you what He has shown the rest of us—how to have PEACE, LOVE, and JOY in the midst of such trials and tribulations.
If you put your FAITH and TRUST in Him and His Word, I GUARANTEE from all that is written, that you WILL have true JOY that will overflow in your heart; only though, by having the Holy Spirit dwell IN you, and that happens by a total wholehearted surrender of yourself, to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Trust God to allow the Holy Spirit to “instruct thee and teach thee in the way which you should go” (Ps. 32:8). He’ll take care of the rest.
“Likewise, I say unto you, there is JOY in the presence of the Angels of God over ONE sinner that repenteth.” Luke 15:10
“These things have I spoken unto you, that my JOY might remain in you, and [that] your JOY might be full.” Jn. 15:11
“And ye now therefor have sorrow: But I WILL see you again, and your heart SHALL rejoice, and your JOY no man shall taketh from you.” Jn. 16:22
“Now the God of HOPE fill you with all JOY and PEACE in believing, that ye may abound in HOPE, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Rom. 15:13
“But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding JOY.” 1 Peter 4:13
I was directed to read this Psalm this morning in the picture, just as I was ready to have my breakfast. I was told, “It is short”. I obeyed and reached for the Latin/English Psalm book, but He said, “No, in Hebrew.” So I sat there and started to read it out loud, first one verse in English, and then Hebrew. It didn’t take long to figure out why the Lord wanted me to read this Psalm today, especially after reading the first two verses. I was in tears by the time I finished praying it out loud. Even though this was not written for the United States, it sure does fit the bill right now. This nation has turned her back on God.
I cannot help but think about what her fate will be—it is written in Scripture as well.
Psalm 9:15-20 states, “The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. The LORD is known by the judgment which He executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all nations that forget God. For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. ARISE, O LORD, let NOT man prevail: let the heathen be judged in Thy sight. Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to BE BUT MEN. Selah.”
One could only hope that if the leaders of the nations—all the elites, oligarchs, money-hungry fools out there, who would rather see their nation be destroyed (that is exactly what is happening to us here in the U.S.), than turn from their wicked ways, REPENT, and turn back to God.
“Every Word of God proves true; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.” (Proverbs 30:5)
Start taking God at His Word. ALL of it WILL come to pass. If any one individual or nation refuses to humble themselves before Him, He WILL make Himself very well known to them. He is a consuming Fire (2 Sam. 22:9; Ps. 97:3; Hebrews 12:29).
Today is a day celebrated by many in the Judeo-Christian world. For many of our Jewish brethren, it is Erev Pesach, the start of the Feasts of Passover and Unleavened Bread-Hag Hamatzot. Did you know that they are two separate feasts?🙂 The Feast of Unleavened Bread starts a day after Pesach, or Passover, which technically is only one day.
For the next seven days I will eat but matzoh for my bread, as a reminder to myself of what the Israelites went through when they had to leave in such a hurry to escape from Egypt (see Ex. 12:39).
When I had a family to celebrate with, I made the entire Passover meal—it was fun to take part in it with my daughter back then. Now, not so much, being a solitary, but I look forward to the Day when I do get to share that 4th cup of Hallel-the Cup of Praise, with our Messiah and King Yeshua/Jesus, at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb(see Rev. 19:6-9).
Jesus mentioned it to the disciples while celebrating that last Passover meal He had with them (see Matthew 26:29). He told them He would not drink of that last cup (there are four cups of wine in the Passover ritual meal), until He could drink it all with them, and us, in the Kingdom.
I wait for That Day.
Today is not only the start of these feasts, but also what we Christians call Good Friday, the day that the Lord Jesus took His cross up to Golgotha—the place of the skull—and sacrificed His life for the whole of mankind, in order to make a way back to the Father, by taking ALL of our sins, and placing them on Himself. Isaiah 53 speaks of the prophecy of the Passover Lamb, esp verses 3-5.
Unfortunately, it seems like the whole world, except for a remnant that the LORD Himself mentioned in Scripture many times (see Micah 5:7-8), have done exactly what verse 6 in Isaiah 53:6 states: “All we like sheep have gone astray: we have turned every one to his OWN way; and the LORD hath laid on Him (Jesus) the iniquity of us all.”
Today, as you go about the day, just reflect on what the LORD God allowed His Son Jesus, to do for us. Think of the sacrifice that He made on that day—by getting flogged until flesh was torn from Him, and then, walked with His cross, and died a most horrific death by crucifixion.
He did all that for us wretched sinners, who Isaiah himself said in 64:6, “And we are all become as one unclean, and all of our justices as the rag of a menstruous woman(the Douay-Rheims translation spells it out for us!!): and we have all fallen as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”
Did we deserve it? No. We should have been the ones to die upon that cross, not Him. It was a selfless act of love-eternal love, that the Triune God has for His creation, who unfortunately, barely recognize Him anymore as their Creator.
Some of you may not believe in the Messiah. Some may not care at all about Him, or what He did. One Day, although it will be too late then to accept Him once you stand before Him in Judgment, you will finally know Who He is.
But for many, unfortunately, the Lord Jesus will become their Judge, Whom the Father assigned Him to be as such, for all of mankind (see John 5:22).
I would much rather see you all, accepting the Lord Jesus, as your Messiah and King, Lord and Savior, than your Judge (Ps. 50:6; Is. 33:22; Daniel 7:9-10; Rev. 20:11-15).
There is much left to happen in this world; many more prophecies have yet to be fulfilled. Passages in Daniel and Revelation, for example, still need to come to pass. But no matter what man or demon try to do to stop Him, the entirety of His Word will be fulfilled.
And I fear, not for myself, nor for any of my brothers and sisters who have accepted the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit into their lives—but for those of you who have yet to acknowledge Jesus as the Passover Lamb, who came to take away the sins of the world (Jn. 1:29; 1 Jn. 3:5).
For those of you who have yet wanted to realize that what Scripture says about Him-“For Christ our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed” (1 Cor. 5:7). For the majority of mankind that would rather looks to false gods (demons) and other false teachers, than accept the Lamb who has NOW become the Lion of the Tribe of Judah (see Genesis 49:8-12; Hebrews 7:14-16, Revelation 5:5).
The Lord Jesus WILL return one day, just as He said He would, just as the Scriptures prophesied as well. After all, He Himself IS the Word of God (Jn. 1:1-3). “The WORD was MADE FLESH and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
I pray, beloved, that on these feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread, Good Friday, and Resurrection Sunday (Easter), will be the time that those of you who have yet to accept the Lord Jesus as Messiah, finally do go to Him, humble yourselves, and pray to have Him in your lives as Lord, Savior, Master, and King.
One last passage: “And I (John) saw Heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat on upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he does judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns (2 Tim. 4:8; Rev. 4:10); and He had a Name written, that no man knew, but He Himself. And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His Name was called the WORD OF GOD” (Revelation 19:11-13)
“Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the Earth.
And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the Earth even unto the other end of the Earth…” Jeremiah 25:32-33a
There will come a Day when the LORD GOD Almighty, and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, will recompense for all the evil that is being done here and now—make no mistake about that.
“God is not a man that He should lie, nor the son of man that He should repent: Hath He said, and shall He not do it? Or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?” Numbers 23:19
God keeps every one of His promises—even to wipe out the existence of evil on the very planet He made for humanity, even if it means destroying those humans who commit to continue to do evil in His sight.
It will happen—make no mistake about it.
Stop thinking everything is going to go “back to normal”—there IS no “normal”—there never was. No sunshine, “positive vibes” and unicorns are going to stop what is coming. Face the music.
REPENT, if you need to; REJOICE, if you are a son or daughter of the King; REMEMBER who He has called you to be, if you have strayed away from Him. He loves you, and wants you to go to Him, but it must be now—do not keep putting it off. “For He saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I helped you. Behold, NOW is a very acceptable time; behold, NOW is the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians 6:2
Beloved, do not put it off any longer. The Day of the Lord WILL happen; be ready for it, and go to Him. He is waiting for YOU to “Look to Me, and be you saved, all the ends of the Earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” Isaiah 45:22.
“I will call on the LORD who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies.” 2 Samuel 22:4
Sometimes, it is just best to allow the Scriptures to do all the “talking”, especially in these troubled times. We need reminders what God already has said in His Word what was to happen in these Last Days.
These are the verses that were put on my heart this morning, after a long overnight “prayer session”–
“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.
Anochi shoresh David—I am the Root and Offspring of David, and the Bright and Morning Star.”—Rev. 22:16
“And Jesus answered them and said, Take heed no man deceive you.”
“and ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not trouble: for ALL these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”
“All these are the beginning of sorrows.”
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in ME you might have Peace. In the world (system) you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; Ani nitzachti et ha olam —
I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD.”—Jn. 16:33
Praise God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—the Eternal Godhead—Elohim, for HE has ALREADY redeemed us—all WE have to do, is seek Him, ACCEPT Him as Lord and Savior of our Lives, and ask for forgiveness of our sins. He will instruct you, direct you (Ps. 32:8; Jn. 16:13) and guide you from there.
Are you ready and willing?
Seek Him while He may still be found.—Is. 55:6-7🙏🏼✡️📖✝️