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What Will Be the Measure of Your Faith When Christ Returns? (Video)

If you had to, how would you describe your faith? More importantly, how would God describe it? That is something we want to be sure about when we consider this question, “What will be the measure of your faith when Christ returns?” Faith has been a very loose term tossed around to describe many different things. … While there may be a certain element of truth in all these definitions, for the sake of this article I will only look at the aspect that Christ looks at upon His return to earth. Please share with others.

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What Will Be the Measure of Your Faith When Christ Returns?

If you had to, how would you describe your faith? More importantly, how would God describe it? That is something we want to be sure about when we consider this question, “What will be the measure of your faith when Christ returns?” Faith has been a very loose term tossed around to describe many different things. Some have referred to their particular denomination as the “faith” with the connotation that if you left the denomination for another it would be the same as leaving the faith. Others have used the word quite differently essentially saying if you just had enough faith you could have or do whatever you want. While others have said your faith is simply the collection of all your doctrines that you so tenaciously hold onto. While there may be a certain element of truth in all these definitions, for the sake of this article I will only look at the aspect that Christ looks at upon His return to earth.

To better explain this aspect of faith let’s look at what God expects from those living at the time of Christ’s Second Coming. Let’s look at the broken heart of our Savior when He comes back to earth to receive His Bride, the Church. The Bible says, “I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? (Luke 18:8). The answer to this rhetorical question is, “No.” It would seem that most living at the time of Christ’s Second Coming was rather shallow in their faith. I am sure that they belonged to the Church and believed all their doctrines but had given up any hope of Christ coming swiftly to avenge their tormentors. Now, this does not teach that there will be no Christians when Christ returns. On the other hand, what it does teach is that most will be lacking in the full measure of their faith. I firmly believe that there will be a faithful remnant when Christ finally returns to earth that has the full measure of their faith. So, let’s look at this faith that we should strive for and the faith that Christ wants to see in His followers when He returns.

Simply put, this faith is a strong belief that God will send His Son back to earth to punish those who have inflicted their unrighteous judgment upon His beloved children. That they should be rescued from the awful grips of Satan and his demonic host. Before we pipe up and say, “Not a problem for me” let’s be sure we fully understand just how bad it can get prior to Christ’s glorious return. The people living in the West and especially in the United States will have the most difficult time keeping this faith. Everything taught to them from their pulpits, their movies and their books has been about the great escape. Yes, before things get too bad every believer will be secretly raptured up to heaven while everyone else will be left behind. So, we are faced with the question which kind of faith do we have? A faith that believes that God will come back for us before things get too bad or a Biblical faith that believes that no matter how bad it gets He will return in His time to judge those who have tormented His beloved children.

Here is the problem. If one believes the former that Christ will return before it gets too bad, but He doesn’t, then their faith will surely be tested. When things get really bad beyond what they imagined, they will start to question their faith that He will return to right all wrongs. They may stop praying. They may no longer cry out for God to intervene. They may even stop believing in the Second Coming of Christ. Will Christ find faith upon the earth? The only thing that will keep this faith alive is believing that no matter how bad it gets God will be with you. That He will keep His promise. I would love to spare you of this faithlessness as you stand before God by helping you to prepare for the absolute worst-case scenario. The good news is we don’t need to imagine it we can read about it (or we can listen to it on Tribulation Radio). Yes, I am talking about the book of Revelation. We don’t need to explain it away. We don’t need to spiritualize it. We don’t need to ignore it. We need to ask the Lord to open our eyes so that we can see just how bad it’s going to get.

Yes, open your eyes may be the boldest thing you will do for indeed it shows you the horror of unchecked rebellion. Where every manner of sin is practiced in the open for all to see. Murder, mass shootings, sex slaves, gang rape, the acceptance of homosexuality, the transgender and bestiality along with other forms of perversion barely scratch the surface of the demonic hold on the world. It makes Sodom and Gomorrah look tame in comparison. Then there is God’s rebuke by pouring out the full extent of His wrath upon an unrepentant world by allowing it to sink deeper into its immorality and the natural outcome of not taking care of the planet. From pollution in the oceans killing all the sea-life allowing it to wash upon the seashore to the contamination of drinking water and the air we breathe. From the pandemics sweeping the planet to the increase in psychological problems among many trying to deal with the world’s problems. Where in the near future most of the population will no longer work but draw their food and water rations from those in power making even socialism look ideal. For most they will say, “Who cares about the identification mark when our families are starving.” Who bothers to pray anymore? Take a long hard look at the book of Revelation and stop trying to explain it away or making it apply to some future dispensation.

Once we have done that we must decide to come out of the world by no longer following their ways. We have chosen the Way of righteousness then we need to walk in it. We must continue to walk in the classic biblical faith of believing that God will send His Son to earth to punish those who have judged you with an unrighteous judgment. That is, so many have been classified by the ever-expanding DSM manual to have some emotional or psychological problem needing their drugs and counseling for life. Let’s have faith believing that God has truly delivered us from the old sin nature giving us a brand-new life, where old things have passed away. Have faith believing that God is hearing your cries. He has not left us alone as the world pulls further away from everything called God. He is right here with us promising to never leave us or forsake us (See Hebrews 13:5). We must continue to pray knowing that it is the power to keep you strong in your faith. It is the power to reach up to heaven crying out to a righteous God asking Him to come swiftly and judge those who have come against you in the name of Satan and his ruthless power here on earth. Ask yourself, “What will be the measure of your faith at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ?”

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Progression of Biblical Prophecy a Tribute to Earth Day

At what rate is Biblical Prophecy being fulfilled is the biggest question occupying the mind of religious man. From the first century until now every generation believed theirs was the last, and rightly so, because it was written in such a way that every successive generation would prepare for Christ’s return. To deal with the world-wide plagues and catastrophic disaster’s in the book of Revelation most have either put them during a seven-year period of the Great Tribulation (either before or after the rapture) or have simply spiritualized the events. To choose the latter would dismiss the wrath of God, and to choose the former would not allow for the natural unfolding of events, but see them all unfolding at an alarming rate, sending the world’s population into panic and extreme shock. On the other hand, what if we interpreted it beyond the confines of a seven-year period where all the Biblical prophecies are being naturally unfolded over a longer period of time that stretches from the first century until all is fulfilled. Continue reading Progression of Biblical Prophecy a Tribute to Earth Day

Four Most Horrifying Words

What a glorious day that will be at the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but for some it will not be so glorious. The unbelieving world will cower in their caves crying out to the rocks to fall upon them and hide them from the coming Lord and His wrath. (See Revelation 6:16-17). On the other hand, all those who claimed to believe in Christ will be awakened at an hour they did not expect and will rush out to meet the Lord with glad tidings in their heart thinking all is well. They all without exception had become drowsy and fell asleep, because the promise of His coming had been for a very long time. To this date its been nearly two thousand years since the promise was first given to His disciples. Perhaps the great missionary efforts had ceased and revivals had become a relic of the past replaced with conferences geared to a favorite doctrine. Even one on one evangelism was frowned upon my most for being too exclusive. It appears that the entire church drifted off to sleep and was only now awakened at the news of Christ’s return, which no doubt caused much panic among all to let their light shine in a very dark world as they all rushed to meet the bridegroom. Continue reading Four Most Horrifying Words

Armageddon and God’s Wrath

Armageddon is no doubt one of the most popular subjects among modern day prophets churning out different prophecies at the speed of light creating ever more confusion among God’s blessed children. I am also including the topic of God’s wrath along with our discussion of Armageddon to help us truly understand God’s dealing with fallen humanity and the war that will end all wars. To fully understand the wrath of God we must allow all of God’s Word to speak to us. There is a wrath that is being poured out on all ungodliness since the First Century. This wrath of God is different in nature in that God simply allows an individual to sink deeper and deeper into the consequences of their own sin. This wrath is explained in detail in Romans 1:18-32 (you may want to take a moment and read these verses before proceeding). We see God letting mankind go three specific times to illustrate that at each point, as man’s depravity increases, his consequences are also increased significantly. God gave them up to their sinful desires; He gave them over to their shameful lusts; and, He gave them over to a depraved mind. As children of light we are not surprised that many countries in the world have now approved same sex marriages sinking deeper into shameful lust and a depraved mind. We should not be surprised at the increase in all manner of wickedness which is driving more people to secular counseling and psychiatric drugs to help them cope with the consequences of their sin. Continue reading Armageddon and God’s Wrath