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 The Matthew 24 Watch

The Matthew 24 Watch
By Kato Mivule
April 17, 2005

Knowing the Times in which we live and Reading The Signs of the times has never been imperative and perpetual ignorance of the times we live is deadly and its effects is a lethal poison to all that we believe as Christians. Those who know the times will act wise but those who knowingly refuse to acknowledge the times we live, the fruits are very clear…far from those of The Holy Spirit. A correlation can be clearly seen between those who read the signs of our times as command by Jesus and a strong a vibrant spiritual life; while those who out of procrastination, stupor, and impertinence reject to Watch as Jesus commanded, live lives governed by sin and cares of this world. In other words, show me a man who engages in The Lord’s Watch and I will show you a Christian seeking to please God or show me a man who out of lethargy rejects the Watch of The Lord and I will show you the most carnal Christian. An evil spirit of lethargy and procrastination has taken over a many saints and kept many from the True Watch that The Lord Jesus Christ COMMANDED all those who love Him to do. This has been partly due to End-time teachers who have painted a picture of Jesus Christ coming to secretly ‘Rapture’ His church away…not mentioning the Left Behind Series. As such many Christians are simply waiting for the mystical wind to come and take them out of this world and escape its troubles—Escapism Theology. The lives of such Christians is very evident, the fruits are very clear… I have noticed over and over again that Christians in such a mindset always don’t care about their spiritual lives but continue to be blinded by Left Behind series and Purpose Driven messages…supposing not calamity will befall them but somehow they will be raptured away and escape the tribulations coming to test all men. Secondly I believe that the bible was not written for ‘experts’ with PhDs, those who can only understand ‘Eschatology’ or the ‘Study of End-Times’. Reading through the letters of the Apostles I don’t find any letter was written to ‘experts’. The letters were to be read in home group settings, mainly composed of poor Christians being persecuted and killed by Rome. Anyone there could understand what Jesus Christ was saying. Those who continue to profit from End-time ministries also add insult to the injury. These groups claim to have the full knowledge of End-Time Events but deny other Christians access to such material unless they pay for it. As I have written before such actions have consequences…unless these teachers repent and turn away from such evil…their destiny is well determined. Watching as the Bible teaches also has implications. There are actions to be taken. You cannot claim to Watch and not take any action. Good Watchers are those who are also good at doing The Commandments of The Lord. Their lifestyles are not driven by current trends in the world but governed by God. So in our Apostate Christian Generation, many refuse to Watch not because they don’t know what to do but because they are afraid God will command a change of their lifestyles…that they no longer walk according to the blueprints of this world. Due to procrastination, some Christians put off The Watch of The Lord to go enjoy the goodies of this world one more time. Then there are those who claim to ‘Watch’ but only watch to see things that will please those who hire them to do so. These are the Positive Possibility Thinkers…who suppose that The Lord will conquer the earth through their positive influence…therefore they imagine a dominion of theirs here on earth and focus wholly on building magnificent kingdoms and taking over nations to extend rule and dominion of the American Church. These things and many more led to the sin of procrastination, lethargy, and eventually full blown sin in the churches and Christians who fail to see any Redemption from Christ Jesus but eventually end up loving the world or inviting the World back into their churches and lives…Not Watching! Also there is a group of Christians who think that ‘Watching’ is some mystical ‘thing’ that is supposed to be left for the ‘Prophets’ or those with ‘Prophetic’ Anointing. However, if you have your Bible and read it diligently, that is enough for you to Watch through God’s perspective as written in His Holy Word. Jesus Christ Himself categorically COMMANDED His disciples to Watch and Pray. Jesus goes ahead to tell us the consequences of NOT Watching. In this article I take an endeavor to look at what Jesus meant by Watching and also the consequences of not watching. Definitions…According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the word ‘watch’ means to: Keep Vigil as a devotional exercise, to be awake during the night, to be attentive or vigilant, to keep guard, to keep someone or something under close observation, to observe as a spectator and to be expectant. The Greek New Testament word for ‘Watch’ that Jesus Christ uses in Matthew 24 is ‘Gregoreuo’…Strong’s number 1127 and used a total of 23 times in the New Testament. ‘Gregoreuo’ has a meaning of…give strict attention, be cautious, active, to take heed lest through remission (decrease, cutback) and indolence (lethargy, stupor, sluggishness) some destructive calamity suddenly overtake one. Looking at the definitions here gives us more clarity. The Merriam-Webster dictionary definition I like is to ‘keep guard’ and ‘be awake during the night’, both definitions take action and really don’t give room for any entertainment or laziness. However, The dictionary adds some humor to the definitions (depends on how you take it)…’to observe as a spectator’…looks like many Christians are turning into spectators than doers of the Word of God that Calls All His people to Watch. What some Christians call watching is simply being a spectator. We love to read and contemplate on how Early Church Christians suffered for Jesus Christ or how Christians in Sudan and China are suffering for Christ but when our turn comes to Watch, we flee and hide. We procrastinate, we push it to the next generation thinking these sayings of Jesus Christ will happen in 30 years, maybe when we are dead or raptured away; and thus we remain indifferent. The Greek definition now opens our minds and hearts to what Jesus Christ was saying in His Word. ‘Gregoreuo’ which is the Greek word for “Watch” give us the following…
Give Strict Attention to
Be Cautious
Active
To Take Heed Lest Through Remission and Indolence some Destructive Calamity Suddenly overtakes you.
Of course ‘Remission’ meaning a decrease or a cutback And ‘Indolence’ meaning Lethargy, Stupor, Sluggishness, Apathy, Slowness, Indifference, Lack of Concern, Lack of Interest, Languor, Laziness, sleepiness, and unresponsiveness. All the above words are a characteristics of many Christians today who really show a lack of concern and such apathy to The Words Of Our Lord Jesus Christ and as such the lack of Watching and Self inflicted blindness, especially in America were riches and wealth take precedence over Jesus Christ’s matters. If any of those words appear in any area of your life or if you take any area of God’s Word with such attitudes of any of those above words, then certainly you are not watching. So we see Jesus Christ warning us of all these things and that we are to keep watch. We truly live in a dark world and we are to watch through the night until The Master comes. Why was Jesus Christ so adamant with His disciples to watch (Gregoreuo)? Is watching today a serious matter in the ‘Church’ or Christian circles? If we watch what should we watch for anyway? What are the consequences of not watching? Some people think watching as a Jesus Christ mentioned it was simply praying. Again looking through the Book of Mark, Jesus Christ cautions with such seriousness for His disciples to watch. Lack of seriousness and lethargy in our Christian churches has caused us not to watch but be taken over by a spirit of stupor or sluggishness in the things of the Lord. Jesus commands every one to watch…all those who love him, not just some who are interested in what theologians have termed as ‘eschatology’ to further blind the saints of God with lingo from not knowing what is to come and thus the blindness of the times in which we live. Watch in Context of Matthew 24...However, we must also remember The Context in which Jesus mentions this word ‘ Watch’. We find that the first mention is in Matthew 24: 42 Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. The context had to do with The End-Times. It had to do with what Jesus Christ was describing to His disciples in Matthew Chapter 24. There cannot be a True Watching when we exclude Prophesy from the bible or misunderstand it, or worse like many do today show a lack of concern but endeavor ironically to spend millions of dollars by reading “Left Behind” books. In other Words Jesus Christ’s Coming and The End of Ages as described in Matthew Chapter 24 will greatly affect our spiritual lives if we act on those words to WATCH. This will greatly help with growth of our spiritual lives if we do Watch properly as described in The Context of Matthew 24. Many Christians don’t want this because they still enjoy their comfy lives…especially in America. As such we have hypocritical Christians who pretend to say thy watch through prayer and just reading God’s word but endeavor to skip all of Matthew 24 and all Prophesy on End Times just because things don’t line up well with their comfy Laodicean self-indulgent lifestyles. So they amass teachers who teach things they love to hear and write books on end times they can find easily at Wal-Mart and have nothing disrupt the comfy of their lives. That is were we got all these “Left Behind” Theologies and “Secret Rapture” now series…lack of Watching…yes Watching is hard work…no laziness…it means you refuse to become indifferent…you refuse to become sluggish and you reject the repugnancy of modern day Christianity and all the self indulgency in Christendom. Current Political Evangelicalism is due to Lack of Matthew 24 Watch…The Matthew 24 ‘Watch’ has to do with seeing Jesus Christ as The Only King of kings and Lord of Lords who will come to set things in order. The Matthew 24 ‘Watch’ has to do with us putting our hope and trust not in princes but in Jesus Christ who will come in all His Glory and every eye will see Him. The reasons we Christians in America placed our hope in GW Bush is because we rejected The Matthew 24 Watch. Yes, many Christians blindly voted for the Neo-con Illuminati because they were not keen on the Matthew 24 watch and rejected it and or simply became indifferent and showed a Lack of concern, stupor, apathy and sluggishness, so as to protect their riches and comfy lives, hoping a ‘Christian’ President will help protect their ‘Christian’ Rights. They placed their hope and trust in princes in whom there is no help… Psalms 146: 3 3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. Again looking at the Greek word for ‘Watch’, Gregoreuo, it has to do with watching so as not to be suddenly taken over by destructive calamities. Jesus Christ was clearly warning His disciples that if they would not watch then sudden, unexpected calamities would over take them…the thief in the night would come to them unaware. Certainly those who are wise in our times will take on the Matthew 24 Watch. Looking at a few scriptures were 'Gregoreuo' is used in the New Testament… Matthew 24:42…Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Matthew 24:43…But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watch ed, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Matthew 25:13…Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. Matthew 26:38 …Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. Matthew 26:40…And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Matthew 26:41…Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Mark 13:34…For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Mark 13:35…Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Mark 13:37…And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch. Mark 14:34…And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch. Luke 12:37…Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watch ing: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. Luke 12:39…And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watch ed, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. 1Corinthians 16:13…Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. Colossians 4:2…Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; 1Thessalonians 5:6…Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 1Peter 5:8…Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Revelation 3:2…Be watch ful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Revelation 3:3…Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Revelation 16:15…Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watch eth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. The Coming of The Lord Watch... Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Certainly ‘Watch’ has to do with The Coming of The Lord Jesus Christ as shown in the scriptures above. Matthew 24 is very troubling to those who hold to a ‘Left Behind’ Series Theory, in part because there is no escapism in Matthew 24 anyway, it looks like Jesus Christ simply tells His disciples what they will have to go through…very difficult times. Many people try to insert ‘The Secret Rapture’ here and there in Matthew 24 but it all fails to fit in. The Saint’s redemption is clear at the end when Jesus Christ comes in His Glory...so clear that any serious believer would understand and do the command of The Lord to Watch till He comes through the troubled times Jesus speaks about in Matthew 24. We are certainly to watch for all the signs Jesus Christ mentions in this chapter and never ignore them. Those who do ignore these signs are only drinking from the devils cup of deceit and stupor, being blinded at the Lord’s Coming and as such sudden destructive calamities will overtake them unaware. The Prayer Watch...It also has to do with Prayer but in context that we will not be tempted by the evil one to sin and thus become sluggish, indifferent and lukewarm as such sudden destructive calamities and The Lord’s Coming take us unaware because of our sinful behaviors. This type of Watch has to do with our daily relationship with Jesus Christ. It has to do with seeking God’s Will and Knowing The Lord’s Heart and doing as He pleases. We must remember that all this has to do with our anticipation to meet Jesus Christ and be with Him forever. Rebellious Christians who have no eagerness to see Jesus Christ will have a shallow prayer life often characterized with praying for material things like new cars, houses, jobs, and more material blessings as is evident today in many American and Westernized Churches. The Matthew 24 Prayer Watch has also to do with asking God for strengths to go through what was coming. Jesus Christ in Luke 21 emphatically stresses this Prayer Watch… Luke 21:34-36 34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch 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. It is important to also note the things Jesus Christ commands us to watch and be careful about in these times we live as mentioned in the Luke 21:34-36 piece of scripture above…
Take heed to your selves…
Lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with...
Surfeiting
Drunkenness
Cares of this life
And so the day comes upon you unawares
Jesus Christ fore saw the times in which we live were men only care for their stomachs and mammon. There has never been such a materialistic society in history as we evidence the fall of America to the Spirit of vicious greed and materialism. Jesus Christ however, warned us to watch that the cares of this life should not blind us at the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. So we see Jesus Christ commands His disciples to pray for strength so as to…
Be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass
And to stand before the Son of man
Any True Christian Prayer Watch has to engage in The Matthew 24 Watch…Now I find it satirical that many so-called Watch Ministries get entangled with watching what types of demons live in their city or town, however the Watch that The Lord commanded His people in Luke 21:34-36 is totally ignored. It is a waste of time and energy doing all spiritual mapping to take over cities and yet totally ignore The Lord’s Watch as in Matthew 24. You can spiritual map all you want but if you ignore The Matthew 24 Watch of The Lord, the Devil has then succeeded in diverting you from The Lord’s Watch. It is also very difficult if you prescribe to the “Left Behind” and “Secret Rapture” theories to ever engage in such prayer for endurance and perseverance, and checking one’s lifestyle so as not to be caught up in the drunkenness and stupor of this world. The reason is because such theories believe you are to reign as a king here on earth and then be raptured away secretly before disaster comes…Dominionism Theology. However, it is more imperative than ever that we begin to ask God for strength to endure the days coming ahead and that we never get caught up in the desires of this world. The Word of God should be a Light to us to search our hearts that no evil or goodies of this world capture any area of our lives. Those who reject this type of watch will insolently live a type of Christianity that enjoys the drunkenness, stupor, and cares of this world. Such Christians will be caught unaware. For calamity will come upon them like a snare. I am afraid than many American Christians and those who love Laodicean westernized Christianity fall in this category and choose to refuse to watch. The tribulations coming ahead will require special strength from God for His saints to help them endure. You are not going to stand by mere stubbornness and reject the onslaught of the anti-Christ forces, which are already at work. It is going to take the Holy Spirit Strength and not man made strength. There are Christians who think this is just another joke and take such warnings with flippancy. They claim they are ready to die for Christ but have no real insight of what is coming ahead. I have heard some claims that it is easy to die for Christ but very hard to live for Christ. Such Christians though are right with the latter but are dead wrong with the former. It is going to take Strength from The Holy Spirit when they try to reprogram your brain to accept the anti-Christ…not mere doggedness. I will warn you that begin to ask God for strength to endure what is coming. It is going to be so horrible…the greatest tribulation ever in history. So you are going to need strength that comes from The Holy Spirit to overcome and not just mere stubbornness. Jesus Christ was very serious when He commanded us to pray so as to endure and escape these times. So any Prayer Watch that is of The Lord cannot ignore The Matthew 24 Watch that Jesus Commanded. If it does, I suggest that should be a red flag for you to begin asking questions. Those who claim another watch other than The Lord’s Watch, certainly Watch in vain and the Bible is clear about that… Psalms 127:1 1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. So mere Watching that neglects the Prophetic Scriptures, End-Times and The Coming of Jesus Christ is a Watch in Vain. I know this is a very hard saying especially those who engage in Intercessory ministries and Prayer Warriors…certainly if your Watch ignores The Coming of The Lord Jesus Christ, you Watch in vain. It would be worthless going on every street in your City and mapping all demons that live on every tree top but ignore the Prophetic End time Watch that Jesus Christ Commanded. The ‘Not Fall into Temptation’ Watch…While Jesus was agonizing in deep prayer before He was crucified, He commanded the disciples to Watch with Him. He found them asleep and commanded that they at least Watch an hour with him. He told them to Watch so as not to get into temptation. Trouble times where coming ahead. Jesus Christ knew he had to endure very worse times ahead and was Watching and praying for strength to endure what was coming His way. Jesus Christ did not ask for a ”Secret Rapture” to escape what was coming but simply prayed that The Father’s will be done. The disciples of course in the flesh, decided to sleep on. True to Jesus’ words did His hour of tribulation come. One thing after another and Peter is fighting with swords…fighting in flesh and blood. But we remember Jesus had warned them that they needed to pray so as not to be taken by the temptations that were coming ahead. This was not a battle in the Flesh but a Spiritual one…Jesus was to overcome the Devil on The Cross. The same warnings go out to the Church today. Sadly to say, in The West, Especially America and its Laodicean Christianity, we have not heeded to the Commandment of The Lord to Watch and not fall into temptation in these perilous times. It is interesting that the Greek word that Jesus Christ used in the Garden of Gethsemane is the same word ‘Gregoreuo’…The disciples were warned to stay alert, awake, not allow stupor, drunkardness, sleepiness, Lack of concern, indifference, apathy, lukewarmness, so as not to be overcome by sudden calamities. The disciples slept, when the hour of testing came, Peter resorted to the flesh with guns blazing…or should I say with swords blazing and cutting off someone’s ear. This is the present day church. We have resorted to flesh and blood. We have resorted to a dominionism gospel of flesh and conquest. There is almost no difference between an evangelical American Christian today and the crusaders…they all believe in dominionism, with violence in order to extend what they think is God’s kingdom. Some of today’s American Evangelicals believe in torture of those out of paranoia they think are terrorists. We have Christians today who believe that Missiles and bombs will help extend the kingdom of God. The clear appalling example was when so-called evangelical Christians supported GW Bush and his so-called war on terror in Iraq in hunt for purported weapons of mass destruction. It turned out that all this was based on lies and deceit and to amazement Christians still voted to uphold the Neo-con agenda of Violence, bloodshed, and Oil loot in the Middle East in the name of Freedom. However, the fall into such temptation came as a result of rejecting The Matthew 24 Watch of our Lord Jesus Christ that only sees hope and redemption at the Coming of Jesus Christ. Christians in America resorted to war and bloodshed to free countries, some even claimed that America was right in attacking Iraq so they could go and preach the gospel in these ‘heathen’ nations…lack of watching! So American laodicean Christians even to this day refuse any rebuke and hate and disparage all who stand to correct them but continue to support a regime in America that supports torture, murder, looting oil, bombing innocent civilians, and much more…all in the name of dominionism and extending what they call God’s kingdom. I warn all who read this article as I have always done before that such so-called Christians who continue to support, such Neo-con State sponsored atrocities against other nations while hiding behind the Holy Name of Jesus Christ are not true Christians but dogs, sorcerers, murderers, idolaters, lovers of lies and practice lies (support liars) and such have no part in God’s Kingdom…unless they REPENT, their destiny is clear…HELL and THE LAKE OF FIRE… Revelations 22:14-15 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. So if your ‘Patriotism’ is causing you to sin, and engage in, or help others murder, torture, warmonger, then repent and turn to Jesus Christ, He is greater than your image of Patriotism. Remember you will stand alone before Jesus Christ, GW Bush will not stand with you, neither did he force you to support his wars for oil and you know it. Fear God and not man…repent; be zealous and serve Christ alone. It is very clear the Lord calls us to watch so as not to fall into temptation when the tribulation times or the hour of our testing comes. Not only are we to Watch against State sponsored sin but any sin in our lives certainly. I challenge anyone to re-read Matthew 24 prayerfully with ‘Watch’ in mind. The Matthew 24 ‘Signs of the Time’ Watch…Jesus gave the signs in Matthew 24 that I believe should be easy for anyone to follow and know that we truly live in the end times. Many people have been lead to believe that this chapter is beyond their comprehension…those that read it turn it into debates of when the ‘rapture’ would occur but don’t want to deal with scriptures that call Christians to endure and persevere. However, Jesus gave us many hints that we need to seriously Watch if we are to engage in the Matthew 24 Watch of The Lord. For instance earthquakes are happening at a very higher rate than they used to previously, we all witnessed the Tsunami earthquake if you are still alive. Many Christians especially in the West go ahead and ignore such signs and give silly reasons as to why they do. They pretend that they are not to worry or be anxious, they comfort themselves in a false security…if you think so, then you are being fooled and blinded by Satan himself. Jesus Christ was clear of such behavior and called such people who cannot read the signs of the times hypocrites. This category of lazy Christians can interpret the stock market and weather patterns but flippantly with procrastination ignore the Geo-physical signs of our times. Matthew 16:1-3 1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? We are called to Watch for those signs too...it is a command from Christ Jesus. I do have a Geo-Physical Blog I follow that keeps scientific records of these Geo-Physical signs Jesus Christ told us about, you can take a look and Watch… http://www.markswatson.com/yellowstone.html The Responsibility To Watch, a COMMANDMENT from Jesus Christ…Now we know that the Responsibility to Watch is not just for some few believers but Jesus commanded his disciples and told ALL of them to Watch. Truly we live in perilous times and these are the last days, we cannot afford to sleep and stay blind. The early church knew that they had to keep watch. Peter writes his epistle to the saints and reminds them to Watch. If early church saints had such a sense of urgency to Watch, almost 2000 years ago, then what about we Christians today? Why do we hide from The End time Prophetic Watch of The Lord Jesus Christ? Truly if we fail or have no growth in this area of our lives then the fruits will be manifest in other areas, we begin to slowly accept the dominionism gospel and see our selves as citizens of the earth and not Citizens of heaven. Mark 13:37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch. 1 Peter 4:7 7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 2 Timothy 4:7 5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. 1 Corinthians 16:13 13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. Blessings for those whom The Lord Finds Watching…Certainly there are blessings for all who Watch and engage in The Lord’s Watch. The blessings am speaking about don’t have to do with money but have everything to do with your spiritual state before The Lord. Blessings these days are confused with money and material gain but I am speaking about the Blessings of your growth in relationship to Jesus Christ. The evil spirits that reign on this world do not blind you but you are blessed because you await the salvation that comes from Jesus Christ and not man. Your eyes behold Jesus and are fixed on Him and not the cares, worries, and burdens of Life. You are blessed to be counted worthy to suffer for Christ Jesus and to truly love and worship Him, anticipating the day you will be with him forever and ever. Proverbs 8:34 34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. 35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. 36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death. Luke 12:37-40 37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. 38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. 39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. 40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not. Consequences of Not Watching…For those who refuse to Watch, certainly the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the Night. It will be like a snare to all who refuse to watch. Sudden calamity will strike many Christians who reject the watch of the Lord. Now, does that mean it has to do with your salvation if you refuse to Watch? Certainly that is what the Bible says, that is what Jesus Christ said…that if you fail to Watch then there would be consequences… Revelation 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watch eth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. Luke 12:39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watch ed, and not have suffered his house to be broken through Luke 12:36-44 36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. 37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. 38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. 39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. 40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not. 41 Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all? 42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? 43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. 45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. Lack of Watching Means Portion with Unbelievers... So for all who reject God’s Call on His People to Watch can rest be assured of having their portion with unbelievers and be cut asunder. For the ‘Feel good’ message lovers and those who think I am ‘harsh’, these are not my words, they are of Jesus Christ. Certainly you will have your portion with unbelievers cause the Lord will come at a time when you don’t expect Him. One thing the bible is clear about is that Hell and the Lake of fire and the wrath of God will be upon those who don’t believe in God and all those who hate and are rebellious against God and His Holy One…certainly no one with working common sense would love to have their portion with unbelievers…simply because they refused and rejected The Matthew 24 Watch of The Lord. Tools for Watching…Every saint in Christ Jesus should arm themselves with the most powerful tools to help keep The Lord’s Watch. It does not take a PhD as some end time and ‘prophetic’ pundits depict it to be. Many Christians have not kept the Watch of The Lord because some so-called experts in the End Time prophesy claim that it is too difficult to understand What Jesus Christ was saying as concerns the last days. Many of these so-called prophesy teachers try to make it harder for believers to understand end times because they want you to buy all their books and stop reading the bible for your self…its all about money. 1)The Word of God…The best source and tool in the Watch of The Lord is His True and Holy Word. Simply reading the bible and looking at all that is going on in our current world in Light of what the Word of God says. The word of God is not biased as your local CNN or Fox News Channels. If you happen to read the book of Hosea or Habakkuk you should have no problems seeing America in light of God’s Word and how we are no different from the people Hosea and Habakkuk prophesied about. Most people will get to this point, however they are then held back by false patriotism and love of so-called freedoms that don’t exist…they find it very disturbing that God could judge America just like Hosea and Habakkuk prophesied. However, to the wise, look at things the way God sees them through His Word. Secondly, The Word of God will help shine light in areas of our lives that need to be subjected to The Lord’s will. God’s Word will help us deal with those areas in our lives that are being burdened by materialism and all cares of this life that Jesus warned us to Watch for. So I challenge all Christians, rather than Watch the so-called conservative Fox News channel, read your bible…watch God’s Channel—God’s Word. Read Psalms 119 and you won’t be surprised with another 911… Psalms 119:11-16 11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. 12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes. 13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth. 14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. 15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. 16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. 2)The Leading of Holy Spirit…As you engage in the Matthew 24 Watch of The Lord, allow The Holy Spirit to guide and lead you. The Holy Spirit is God and not just some force or power like some Christians would like to portray, that you could command Him anytime you wish to do this and that miracle for you. We have engaged in such stupidity and childishness simply because we have no Revelation of Who The Holy Spirit is. Any Watch with no leading and guidance of The Holy Spirit is a waste of time and energy; you might as well watch a movie. The Holy Spirit will always lead you to Truth in God’s Word. He will truly convict of sin and judgment to this world. The Holy Spirit will also comfort you, especially during the Tribulation periods we have entered in. The early church experienced this comfort but, during times of persecution in the book of Acts. So I am not speaking of Western American comforts, those are not real, they are synthetic, many people who have all the riches and comfort they enjoy, are very depressed in America and no wonder, America is the largest consumer of anti-depressant drugs. However, The Holy Spirit Comfort is authentic and we are going to need a lot of that in the days coming ahead, when persecution against the saints intensifies. When they kill your family while you watch because you love Jesus Christ, you will need genuine comfort from The Holy Spirit in such times. John 16:6-14 6 But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 Of sin, because they believe not on me; 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. 3)Prayer… Unquestionably prayer is not to be taken lightly like we do today. Again Prayer in context with God’s will and The Lord’s Watch that we fall not into temptation and that God will give us grace to endure the tough times coming ahead. Prayer again these days has been turned into some magic by Christians who think they can get new cars, wives, husbands, jobs and all material goods. However, prayer in these last days has to do with seeking God’s Will, and asking for strength to persevere and endure. Prayer has to do with asking God for an outpouring of His grace on men and women that they will repent and turn to the Lord, that God will grant boldness with signs and wonders to His servants as they proclaim God’s Word fearlessly in these end times. We need such boldness and wisdom that comes only from God to proclaim His word in these last days accompanied with signs, wonders and miracles…just like in the early church as we preach repentance and God’s coming Kingdom to all men. Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak Colossians 4:6 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; Luke 21:36 36 Watch 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. Jesus Christ’s Commandment to us is serious and great emphasis that we pray. It is surprising that many Western Pastors take prayer lightly. However, for us to endure what is coming ahead we are going to need very serious prayers. I am not speaking just of a few ‘gifted’ prayer worriers…you will need to learn how to pray to endure what is coming. Jesus Christ did His part before He was crucified on the cross. He prayed as the disciples slept and certainly God strengthened Him to endure the cross. Now the time is ours to endure the greatest tribulation ever, we are going to need all the prayers we can ever get. I know many Christians take such warnings with frivolity but that times are indeed upon us and we are to Watch and Pray more than before. When they arrest you and throw you into jail and torture you, you will not endure by your mere stubborn heart but you will have to endure with strength from Jesus Christ Himself. Many times I tremble and shake at what is coming, when God reveals a little to me, none of us will boast of merely saying that we can die for Christ out of our own strength…such talk is likened to Peter saying he would die with Jesus Christ on the Cross but when that time came to crucify Jesus, he was no where to be found but denied The Lord three times…begin now when things are still a little bit okay to pray that you will endure what is coming ahead…that God will strengthen you and you will have boldness from Him to proclaim His Word fearlessly with signs and wonders as God confirms His word., and when the time comes for you to be tortured or beheaded for Christ you will have strength to endure. As the Lord Jesus Christ Says so I say to you WATCH. Your Brother In Christ JesusKato Mivule

 2007/8/9 10:26Profile









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WOW!

What confirmation!

Blessings

Jeannette

 2007/8/9 17:46









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brokenvessel wrote:
This is the present day church. We have resorted to flesh and blood. We have resorted to a dominionism gospel of flesh and conquest. There is almost no difference between an evangelical American Christian today and the crusaders…they all believe in dominionism, with violence in order to extend what they think is God’s kingdom. Some of today’s American Evangelicals believe in torture of those out of paranoia they think are terrorists. We have Christians today who believe that Missiles and bombs will help extend the kingdom of God. The clear appalling example was when so-called evangelical Christians supported GW Bush and his so-called war on terror in Iraq in hunt for purported weapons of mass destruction. It turned out that all this was based on lies and deceit and to amazement Christians still voted to uphold the Neo-con agenda of Violence, bloodshed, and Oil loot in the Middle East in the name of Freedom. However, the fall into such temptation came as a result of rejecting The Matthew 24 Watch of our Lord Jesus Christ that only sees hope and redemption at the Coming of Jesus Christ. Christians in America resorted to war and bloodshed to free countries, some even claimed that America was right in attacking Iraq so they could go and preach the gospel in these ‘heathen’ nations…lack of watching! So American laodicean Christians even to this day refuse any rebuke and hate and disparage all who stand to correct them but continue to support a regime in America that supports torture, murder, looting oil, bombing innocent civilians, and much more…all in the name of dominionism and extending what they call God’s kingdom. I warn all who read this article as I have always done before that such so-called Christians who continue to support, such Neo-con State sponsored atrocities against other nations while hiding behind the Holy Name of Jesus Christ are not true Christians but dogs, sorcerers, murderers, idolaters, lovers of lies and practice lies (support liars) and such have no part in God’s Kingdom…

moe_mac
Much truth about Matt 24. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. But while we watch and HIS WORD says to be at peace with everyone if possible, Jesus told us these things must take place. We would see wars and rumors of wars. These things must take place.

Now I don't want to get political, but what if we had chosen the other guy or what if she/he is chosen this next time. Will we then, see the abomination of desolation spoken by the phophet Daniel then or are we seeing it now? I don't know, I am asking not making a statement. Will we then after we get rid of George Bush be right smack dab in the middle of God's will in everything, on abortion, homosexual marriage, what's God got to with it attitude. My faith is not in George Bush, but my faith is in Jesus Christ and it is certainly is not in someone that has the attitude of condoning sin and saying , what has God go to do with it, some say oh, well sin doesn't matter, we have our constitutional rights that superceed God's ways. I am not at all satisfied with our nations devotion to the Lord now and back as far since 40 years ago when I look back on our American history I am not at all pleased with our laws being Godly. The laws are determined by the heart of the majority. It is the heart that matters.
There was much truth in Matt 24 and in your post, and our faith needs to be and should be only in Our Lord Jesus Christ. I was enjoying reading the post until I got to the political part. As I said in an earlier post somewhere, all these people that are complaining about the war on terror, and not a one them in their right mind can argue that there is not a large group of terrorist trying to do much harm to both America and Israel and many others including there own people. These same people who are complaining about our nations defense against terrorism, I don't see any of them organizing a group and trying to dismantle their local and all police police departments in congress or anywhere else and when roll over when the thugs come to their house to steal, kill and destroy, just say we don't need to police, just do as you please with my family. I don't see these whinners really striving in that direction domestically and to do away with their police protection for them and their family. A double standard so to speak. We could save a ton of money dismantling the nation's police department. That's what about half the America people say, we need not spend that money protecting those people we don't even know and lose soldiers in the process. We lose police officers everyday. They talk out of both sides of their mouth. I did not intend on being contentional with all your post, just the political portion.


In our Blessed Hope Jesus



 2007/8/9 23:52
pastorfrin
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brokenvessel,

This is a very truthful article of the condition of American Christendom. It is very sad when the mere mention of a man, George Bush, Fox News, CNN, and American Dominionism, makes this to some a political article.
American Christians are so in love with themselves, that they actually believe they put men in the Whitehouse.
They truly believe that war spreads the love of Jesus Christ and the killing of women and children is an acceptable price for spreading this love.
They believe the world could not exist without them and they will do anything to keep the good life no matter what the cost.
They are more concerned about issues of this world then they are about the eternal damnation of souls.
Why, because they all believe they have arrived and God is so in love with them that He is coming to rapture them into a heavenly bliss which they truly believe they deserve.

You are wasting your time and the time of American Christians with such articles as long
As they really believe they are putting leaders in office and they are deciding what or who is running their country and this world.
You see, they don’t see…

Rev. 17:17
For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

Romans 13:1
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

Daniel 4:17
This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.

Thank you brokenvessel for your sincere effort to turn our hearts, may those who have ears, Hear.
Will there be any faith when HE returns?
Only in those who Watch!

In His Love
pastorfrin

 2007/8/10 20:28Profile
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A warning, a warning has been given, many warnings have been given, but will they who are blind see? Will they who are deaf hear?
Only if the Lord performs a miracle, to give them eyes that will see and ears that will hear. Pray for this now, pray with all your heart, seek the Lord while He may be found, seek Him with all your heart. Pray for strength that you may be able to Watch! Proclaim it from the house tops. WATCH!

 2007/8/14 19:53Profile









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pastorfrin wrote:
A warning, a warning has been given, many warnings have been given, but will they who are blind see? Will they who are deaf hear?
Only if the Lord performs a miracle, to give them eyes that will see and ears that will hear. Pray for this now, pray with all your heart, seek the Lord while He may be found, seek Him with all your heart. Pray for strength that you may be able to Watch! Proclaim it from the house tops. WATCH!

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 Re: Thank you brokenvessel

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End Time Saints And The Call To Endure
By Kato Mivule


If you don’t endure to the end, you won’t be SAVED!
If you don’t abide in Jesus Christ, you will be cutoff and thrown into the Fire!

To The Lord’s Remnant…this is not the time to backslide and go back to Babylon and embracing the ways of Babylonian Christianity…this is a time to ENDURE and Persevere…

We are coming to a time when the Christian world is going to be SUDDENLY engulfed in very heavy persecutions as never before. There is going to be a worldwide HATE for all who love Jesus Christ.

I am not just being an alarmist here, however, if it requires that I should sound as an alarmist for you to awake , then so be it... The Lord has shown this to me over and over again, sudden and unexpected furious persecutions against the saints and it is at this juncture that I put out this message on endurance. World events are occurring at a very fast rate and news is hard to keep track of…evil is on a large increase everywhere.

However, Jesus Christ warned us about this time in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21. The Lord gave us the signs of the times and among these signs as we come to the close of this age are the heavy and vicious persecution of the Saints. This persecution comes suddenly and without warning…

I write this article in hope that is will encourage you and for those who are still “fellowshipping” in the Apostate Churches that preach health, wealth and a good life here on earth, I pray that this will be a wake up call for you…

Even as we see earthquakes... Tsunamis, drought, hate, Ethnic warfare, and all the Matthew 24 signs Jesus Christ spoke about, what is coming suddenly and unexpectedly very soon is the heavy persecution of the saints.

Prosperity will not come, health-wealth will not come, no Dominionism but the sudden and unexpected diabolical persecution of the saints…

I pray that these scriptures below will help prepare you to ENDURE…Jesus Christ commands that we MUST endure during this time of persecution and tribulation…We are called to Endurance. Don’t let any foolish and idiotic preacher or pastor tell you that you don’t have to worry, that all things will be as they have been…

The difference between the past persecutions and what is coming is that this persecution will be unique as Jesus Christ described it in Matthew 24, that is has never been nor will it ever happen again… It will involve the whole host of the demonic and not just people who hate Jesus Christ…it is going to be demonic hate targeted at those who love Jesus Christ…

It will involve the betrayal of the True Saints of God by those in today’s churches who are in love with the World…it will involve your Pastor handing you over to be killed, it will involve great betrayals by demon posed Pastors, Apostles, Bishops, etc as they turn against the sheep in their care…this will happen…now is the time to prepare yourself, your family and friends who will listen and tell them that God is calling us to endurance and suffering for Him…

Lets take a look at what Jesus Christ said would happen concerning Persecutions, Tribulation, and our call to endure…

>>We Notice here that Jesus Christ clearly mentioned that you will be:
Afflicted…
Killed…
Hated of ALL Nations for His Name Sake…
Many shall be offended…
Shall betray one another…(Christians in context here)
Hate one another…(Christians in context here)
And…many False Prophets shall arise…
And…deceive many…
And…because iniquity shall abound…
The love of many will grow cold…

>>It is in such a state of events that Jesus Christ is calling all True Christians to endurance…

>>Many Christians during these state of events will fall back and their love for Christ will grow cold, they will fall in the faith and become totally apostate…the reason is that they did not take HEED and Watch as Jesus Christ commanded us to do so…their pastors, apostles and bishops lied to them that all would be well and they later realize that the promised prosperity and “Enjoying Life Everyday” with Joyce Meyer is not what happened but real bloody persecutions…

>>Notice also that Jesus Christ says that ALL Nations will HATE YOU for my Name’s sake…it is going to be world wide…what causes this kind of hate? It is nothing short of Satan and his demons…it is going to be sudden and unexpected and very diabolical…

>>Jesus Christ commands that we MUST ENDURE to the End…we must stand, persevere, and be faithful to the end…

Matthew 24:9-12
(9) Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
(10) And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
(11) And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
(12) And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.


Matthew 24:21-22
(21) For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
(22) And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

Mark 13:9-13
(9) But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
(10) And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
(11) But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
(12) Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
(13) And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Luke 21:12-19
(12) But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
(13) And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
(14) Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
(15) For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
(16) And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
(17) And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
(18) But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
(19) In your patience possess ye your souls.

>>Endurance is in context with persecution, tribulation, ill treatment, and great suffering of the Saints because they hold on to the Testimony of Jesus Christ. The hour has come that all who name themselves after The Name of Jesus Christ must endure the worldwide diabolical hate and persecution of the saints.

>>We must stand strong in The Lord Jesus Christ and hold onto our Faith in Him, we must hold onto His Truth and Abide in Him Alone...

>>So, we take a look at what endure means here from the Greek language to get a clear picture of what we must do as we obey The Lord’s COMMAND that we ENDURE…

G5278
ὑπομένω
hupomenō
hoop-om-en'-o
From G5259 and G3306; to stay under (behind), that is, remain; figuratively to undergo, that is, bear (trials), have fortitude, persevere: - abide, endure, (take) patient (-ly), suffer, tarry behind.

G5278
ὑπομένω
hupomenō
Thayer Definition:
1) to remain
1a) to tarry behind
2) to remain, i.e. abide, not recede or flee
2a) to preserve: under misfortunes and trials to hold fast to one’s faith in Christ
2b) to endure, bear bravely and calmly: ill treatments

>>We find some interesting definitions…
To stay under, that is remain…
To undergo trials…
To bear trials…
To have fortitude…(courage)
To abide…not recede or flee
To persevere…
To take patiently…
To suffer…
To tarry behind…
To preserve: under misfortunes and trials to hold fast to one’s faith in Christ
To endure, bear bravely and calmly: ill treatments
>>Remember that we cannot endure outside Jesus Christ…interestingly is that one of the definitions for the word ‘Endure’ is to abide…so we can only abide in Jesus Christ as He commanded us in John 15:1-6…

John 15:1-6
(1) I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
(2) Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
(3) Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
(4) Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
(5) I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
(6) If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

>>Satan and his demonic forces will suddenly unleash an onslaught of very heavy and ferocious persecutions to the lax and lukewarm Christians to take as many as he can down with him to hell…

>>Our only source of strength is to ABIDE in Jesus Christ…please note that those who don’t abide in Christ, those who don’t endure will BE CAST INTO HELL…it will cost you your salvation if you refuse to Abide in Christ Jesus and as such cannot endure to the end and you will not be saved…these are not my words and spin…if you have controversy with them, then go to Jesus Christ, He said them and not me…

>>It is God’s Word and very clear that if you don’t abide in Him you will be cut off and cast into the fire…it is God’s Word and very clear that if you don’t endure to the end you will not be SAVED!

>>We can only endure the coming worldwide persecution and tribulation by abiding in Jesus Christ…we cannot do anything without Him…

>>It is at this juncture that I mention about the Holy Spirit…Jesus Christ said that He would not leave us as orphans but would send the Helper, The Spirit of Truth, The Comforter, The Holy Spirit, and that The Holy Spirit would lead us in all Truth and He would glorify Jesus Christ…

>>Many End time teachers out there ignore the ministry of The Holy Spirit and think that they will abide and endure because of their stubbornness, research, knowledge about the Illuminati, UFOs, New World Order, knowing "their rights" etc...but such thinking is stupidity and foolishness and suicidal at its best… You MUST be FILLED with The Holy Spirit...

>>The Holy Spirit is present and yes, we NEED to be filled with the Holy Spirit and He will guide us in all Truth for He is The Spirit of Truth… This means that you cannot have half truth but Truth…no more 70% truth and 30% lies…The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth and God’s Word is Truth, therefore The Holy Spirit testifies to The Whole Counsel of God's Word…John 17:17.

John 16:1-14
(1) These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.
(2) They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
(3) And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
(4) But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.
(5) But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?
(6) But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
(7) Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
(8) And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
(9) Of sin, because they believe not on me;
(10) Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
(11) Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
(12) I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
(13) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
(14) He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

>>Context of the scripture above is that Jesus Christ was speaking about the persecutions that His disciples would have to endure…so, the disciples’ hearts were filled with sorrow and then Jesus Christ spoke about the Holy Spirit, The Spirit of Truth and The Comforter, that He would not leave them as orphans without a Helper…

>>So, throw away all your unbiblical ideologies, prejudice, and preconceived ideas about The Holy Spirit that you gotten from the religious circles like the Baptist movement and all other Cessationist Preachers...read your Bible yourself and check to see if what I say is true…

>>You NEED and MUST be FILLED with The Holy Spirit as the early Christians were in the Book of Acts…anything less than what happened in the book of Acts concerning being filled with The Holy Spirit is a counterfeit…

>>As a matter of fact Jesus Christ told them to wait for the promise from The Father – The Holy Spirit in the upper room and they did not begin to witness for Christ Jesus until they were filled with The Holy Spirit…

>>They were able to endure the onslaught of persecutions because of the grace and strength they received from The Holy Spirit. They were also able at the same time to be True witnesses of Jesus Christ and contend earnestly for the Faith and hold firm to the whole counsel of God’s Word…and Endure to the end because of the grace and strength from The Holy Spirit…

>>So, those who think that they will simply overcome the Antichrist onslaught without the promise from The Father – The Holy Spirit are deluded and deceived…humble yourself and humbly ask that you will receive The Holy Spirit and be Filled with The Holy Spirit so you can be a witness for Jesus Christ in this end times and endure by abiding in Christ Jesus…Amen

>>Our Endurance cannot be done in the current state of Christendom, we cannot bare fruit that endures through the coming Tribulation by abiding in such messages as Joyce Meyer, Kenneth Copeland, and TD Jakes…we cannot endure by being apart of the fallen apostate church…we MUST come out of such and ENDURE by ABIDING in JESUS CHRIST, The True Vine! Being grounded in “your church” will not help, being a friend of your pastor won't help either, or by loving your denomination or should I say demon-nation...

>>You must abide only in Jesus Christ in order for you to endure and stay standing at the end...

>>Endurance brings about death to self, death to the world and its ways in us, even as we are conformed to the Image of Jesus Christ...

>>As we endure we bare fruit in Christ Jesus, here by fruit, I mean the life and character of Jesus Christ is formed in us...many religious liars from the church growth movement in Christendom always spin John 15 to mean that the fruits spoken about are people that we soul win...this is not so... The fruits we bare are those of The Holy Spirit, which is the character and likeness of Jesus Christ in us...

>>So, we take a look at some scriptures here concerning the call to ENDURE…

>>Yes, to be saved, we must also endure to the end...those who don't endure to the end will not be saved...those offended over this should contact Jesus Christ directly...

Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

>>Affliction, persecution, and tribulations must come because of God's Word in us , to test us, however those who don't abide in Christ Jesus take offense...terrible record breaking persecutions are coming because the world hates Jesus Christ...and we MUST Endure...

Mark 4:17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.

>>Yes, we shall be hated by ALL men because of Jesus Christ...and we must endure by abiding in Jesus Christ even when hated for His Name Sake to the end to be saved...endurance is part of salvation...(I am so sorry all ye Pre-Tribers...contact Jesus Christ directly on questions about this...)

Mark 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

>>The early church was one that endured, so must we endure persecutions also...

2 Thessalonians 1:4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:

>>All GOOD soldiers of Jesus Christ MUST endure hardships...Jesus Christ and the Apostles never promised prosperity, wealth, and riches, like TD Jakes, Joyce Meyer, Rick Warren and other Babylonian Preachers teach... Jesus Christ and His apostles taught endurance of hardships, tribulations, persecutions, and suffering for Christ Jesus even unto death...

2 Timothy 2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

>>Those called by Jesus Christ to lead His people must have a history of endurance'; they must be good soldiers who endure hardships, persecutions, tribulations, and sufferings even unto death...these set an example to follow for the rest of the saints...current Christian Leaders in many churches today are not so but seek to live a luxurious life at the expense of the saints...such men are liars, importers, fraudsters and wolves in sheep's clothing...you can find many of them crisscrossing the globe on TBN and Day Star TV...

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

>>It is interesting that many will not endure, abide, remain, stay in sound doctrine...they won't abide in Jesus Christ, they reject God's True Word, they reject the whole counsel of God's Holy Word and refuse to abide in Jesus Christ -The True Vine, they reject The Holy Spirit – The Spirit of Truth and as such are reserved for the fire since such branches that don't abide in Jesus Christ are thrown into the fire...

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

>>It is clear the Apostles taught endurance and sufferings for Christ Jesus...

2 Timothy 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

>>God deals with us as Sons and Daughters if we endure His chastening, the tribulation period will certainly be a last chance for all saints to endure hardships and die to the things of this world and be conformed to Christ Likeness – Image of Jesus Christ...must of the Christian church has rejected the chastening of The Lord and therefore are likened to bustards but the persecutions and tribulations coming will give every Christian a chance to endure the chastening of The Lord and die to this world and be conformed to Christ's likeness...and as such God will deal with them as His True Sons and Daughters separated for Him and Holy unto him...

Hebrews 12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

>>The Lord is allowing the worldwide hate and ferocious record breaking persecutions to occur to the saints for our own good...that we be separate from idols of the world – Egypt that have taken over the lives of many saints because of false pastors and preachers... The Tribulation will stripe us of every worldliness and take us out of Egypt/Babylon and Egypt/Babylon out of us...as we endure the chastening of The Lord, the Lord will deal with us as His Sons and Daughters even as we separate ourselves for Him...so, why wait until the tribulation begins? Why not start enduring and accepting the chastening of The Lord now?

2 Corinthians 6:16-18
(16) And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
(17) Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
(18) And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

>>The Israelites could not endure God's Commands even the Church has done today and they could not stand the presence of God on the Mount of Meeting...they rejected a personal relationship with God and decided to have Moses speak to God on their behalf...they ended up choosing a king over them and rejecting God as their leader, they wanted to be like other nations and this grieved Samuel the Prophet greatly...today many Christians have over them kings who act as intermediaries and have rejected a personal relationship with Jesus Christ...

Hebrews 12:20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:

>>Yes, True Faith has to do a lot with endurance, just like Abraham, Joseph, Noah, Job and all the heroes of faith in Hebrews 11...faith which endures not is not faith...faith spoken about by charlatan preachers on Christian TV is not faith...True Faith endures...

James 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

>>Again our endurance cannot be outside God's Holy Word....we endure by abiding in Jesus Christ...we suffer for Him, not as robbers, thieves etc...

1 Peter 2:19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

>>True Faith will endure persecutions and testing...this is not the prosperity preaching faith here, this is True Faith in Christ Jesus

1 Peter 1:6-7
(6) Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
(7) That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

>>Yes, these are the saints that come out of the tribulation, saints that endure sufferings for Jesus Christ and endure by abiding in Jesus Christ and hold His word True...

Revelation 7:13-17
(13) And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
(14) And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
(15) Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
(16) They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
(17) For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

>>The Saints that endured by abiding in Jesus Christ overcame Satan by The Blood of The Lam, The Word of their Testimony – God's Word – Truth, and not loving their lives unto death...enduring to the end...

Revelation 12:11
(11) And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Brothers and Sisters, Let us Endure to The End...

The Coming days are going to be very evil and persecutions are going to be very heavy and record breaking and we must endure to the end...

We are only pilgrims in this earth and our citizenship is in Heaven where our inheritance is with Jesus Christ...let us ENDURE to The END...Amen

Called to Endure to The End
In Christ Jesus
Kato Mivule
Uganda, Africa

 2007/9/7 5:25









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Matthew also warns "Pray your flight does not take place on the Sabbath. My freinds Christians are not under Sabbath Law.( We are under GRACE) Matthew is speaking to Jews who will be going through the great tribulation, before the 1000 Year Kingdom Reign.

The Covenant Promises are sealed in the Blood of Jesus. Read Hebrews concerning this New Testament/NewCovenant.

It says a WILL in not in effect unless that person dies. His death and the shedding of his blood is the highest OATH/Promise God made to mankind. Gen 3:15

Jesus is the SURETY ,*Guarantee* in the Covenant Promises.

You're missing the point. One promise is Your sins are washed away. Another is your eternal security sealed in the *Blood of the Covenant


He who is IN YOU (Christ Jesus)is stronger then he who is in the world.

Jesus said, overcame the World. We Overcome throught the Blood of the Lamb. The New Covenant Promises sealed in the ***Blood of the Covenant. Jesus Christ OUR SURETY, and those promises by OATH ( God Cannot Lie) Hebrews 13:20&21


Romans 8:37-39
37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors( Overcomers) through him that loved us.
38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Covenant PROMISE, *The Blood of the Covenant*

Ephesians 6:11-13
11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5
3For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Jesus Christ WON our( Born Again Christians) Victory at Calvary. Don't put faith in yourselves, but in God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Love in Christ
Katy-Did

 2007/9/7 6:37









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Hebrews 10:
28He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite( INSULTED) unto the Spirit of grace?
30For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
31It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

The Two Witnesses
1 Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. 2 But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months. 3 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”
4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth. 5 And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. 6 These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire.

Gods told Moses how to build the Tabernacle EXACTLY as God said, it was built after a pattern of things in Heaven.

The ARK is a picture of Jesus Christ Himself.

No one could enter into the Holy of Holies. Now through Jesus Christ, we enter into RE:
“Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there.

Those in the outer court, never answering the knock at the door, ***Rev 3, Behold I stand at the door and knock***

We enter into the Holy of Holies, through the veil, that is to say His Flesh…I am crucified with Christ.

The Blood of the Everlasting Covenant was a Covenant made before the foundation of the world. A Covenant between Father, Son and Holy Spirit, sealed in the Blood of Jesus Christ. And those who are written in the Lambs Book of LIFE, from the foundation of the world, are those who are redeemed through His Blood. Purchased with HIS Blood.

So, to deny our redemption through the BLOOD of Jesus Christ, are those who have insulted the SPIRIT OF GRACE, tramples underfoot the Son of God, and have counted the Blood of the Covenant an unholy thing. These God Will take vengeance on.

This warning to Jews( and to professing Christians) who sitting on the fence between Law and Grace were warned there is no more sacrifice for sin. Jesus paid it all. To go back and live under LAW in any form or fashion is to insult the Spirit of Grace, trample underfoot the Son of God, and count the Blood of the Covenant an unholy thing.

As Noah was sealed in that ARK, so we too are sealed in the Holy Spirit of Promise.

Love in Christ Jesus
Katy-Did




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 2007/9/7 10:27









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The Laodicean American Church in Bed with another Lover
The Deceit of Unholy Alliances; an African Perspective
By Kato Mivule
http://www.cephas-library.com/church_n_state/church_n_state_us_loadicean_church_in_bed_with_another_lover.html


Having gone back to the Search on this Brother, I found his own site, though he is on many.

I respect this man and his ministry.

"Called to Endure to The End"
In Christ Jesus
Kato Mivule
Uganda, Africa

http://www.yesumulungi.com/index.htm

 2007/9/7 13:23





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