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Silence in Heaven

When heaven goes silent let the whole world take notice. Let God’s elect children press on with the beautiful memories that changed their lives forever. With every memory, it will be like a blessing, that solidifies their abiding trust in God. With every memory, the joy leaps within their hearts as peace fills the empty holes left by those who have passed on before them. They have learned how to cherish the silence, remembering the still small voice from God that they had heard so loudly in the depths of their hearts. It had been prophesied more than two thousand years ago that heaven would go silent briefly just before the end, as the seventh seal, the seventh trumpet, and the seventh bowl of God’s wrath simultaneously brings the world to an end. For many, this will be a frightful silence bringing forth the consummation of all things. It is the Lamb of God who opened the seventh seal as each event of the seals, trumpets, and bowls of God’s wrath unfolded simultaneously growing worse through each age from the resurrection of Christ to His return in glory to catch up all of His elect children. Let’s not lockup the encouraging truth in the Book of Revelation needed for each age.

Although the silence will be very brief, it will seem like only a half hour when completed. The Alpha and the Omega is present in every time from beginning to end preparing God’s faithful children for this momentous event when time, from an earthly perspective, will be no more. So, what is happening during this time when heaven is silent? There is a great offering filled with much incense along with the prayers from all the saints cast upon the golden altar before the throne of God. Even during this time of silence from heaven, the prayers from all God’s beloved children rise to heaven as a final offering which returned to earth as peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake (Revelation 8:2-5) to usher in the end. Heaven may be silent, but every prayer from the saints of God will continue to have a powerful impact upon fallen humanity and those who have strayed from the path of righteousness. One of the most important things we can do during the tribulation is to pray earnestly for every soul, especially for those who struggle with unrighteousness. There is great power in prayer to convict, to heal, and to lead God’s elect children to repent.

We must be great encouragers when heaven appears silent among many of God’s children, for this will be a great time of struggle when all they hear is the many conspiracy theories and contradicting voices from the world. We must encourage them to remember the truth, which will be like a bright light overcoming the darkness in their souls. Only the truth will set them free from the shackles of the enemy who has taken them captive by filling the entire world with his lies. Although the great days of shouting the uncensored truth from the world’s many platforms and in the many assembled churches are quickly passing away, nothing should stop us from whispering the truth into the ears of humanity. Nothing should stop us from praying for each soul that we encounter. Nothing should stop us from demonstrating our self-giving love to others. Nothing should stop us from letting our light shine forth with great joy bursting forth from our hearts. Nothing can stop us from turning the other cheek and going the extra mile. Nothing can stop us from trying to release the captives from their prison of immorality sanctioned by the fallen world. Let us press on with the belief that our prayers will not go unheard as they are added to the incense and cast upon the throne in heaven. There is great power in prayer.

With the dawning of every new day all of God’s elect children, from around the world, will meet with the Alpha and the Omega allowing Him to resurrect the many beautiful memories of waking with Him every moment of every day. These precious memories will carry us through the darkest of days. We must not allow the ugliness and foulness of the world to pull us down into the pit of despair. We must not allow the meanness of others to resurrect thoughts of revenge or harbor feelings of unforgiveness. We must not allow the many lies and conspiracy theories to lead us down a very dark and dangerous path, which will drive us further away from the truth. It’s only the truth that will keep us strong and free from the lies of the enemy. The truth has not changed. The truth is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. The moment we start adding senseless doctrine to our beliefs, then it dilutes the truth. The truth must always start with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ who pathed the way to a brand-new life in Him. Some have gotten so far afield with all their beliefs that they have forgotten the simple truth about our transformation in Christ.

Even in the darkest days when heaven seems silent, we must continue our transformation in Christ, or we will slip deeper into the abyss of immortality. The deeper we slip into immortality the more we become slaves of the devil leading us to the altar of the Antichrist. The only way we can truly stop the descent into immorality is to continue our transformation in Christ. Unfortunately, many believe they can control or limit their immorality to acceptable limits being satisfied with their Christianity. They will loudly protest that they are not so bad and that no one better judge them. They have become comfortable in their beliefs and have no desire to press on to their higher calling in Christ Jesus. The Bible describes these souls as lukewarm Christians. Jesus Christ, the Alpha and the Omega, counsels them to put off the old, tarnished life, and put on the new garments of a life that is being transformed in Christ. Then He says, “Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent” (Revelation 3:19). The Lamb of God has not forgotten His lukewarm children destined for a life of misery and even the possibility of expulsion from paradise, so He will reprove and discipline them hoping that they will be zealous and repent. Let us continue our prayers for every soul but especially for God’s lukewarm children who are missing out on the glories of their new life in Christ.

We will know with all assurance that we are on the path of transformation when we readily observe the old life of immortality falling off and the new life in Christ being put on day by day. Transformation is a process, which continues every day of our lives. This is not learning how to play church or learning a new sacred doctrine every day. It is not being controlled by our timepieces, technology, and scientific discovery. Transformation is walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ every moment of every day. This is accomplished by keeping in step with the Spirit. The Bible says, “If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25).  When we keep in step with the Spirit then we will produce the fruit of the Spirit, which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law (see Galatians 5:22-23, ESV). We must ask ourselves; can we observe this Spiritual fruit in our lives? Step by step the Spiritual fruit will grow more robust being displayed in every moment of our lives touching those around us in a very powerful way. Although heaven may appear to go silent for many as we approach the end, they must not let it stop their transformation in Christ that will observe the richest blessings and the most glorious miracles this side of heaven. When heaven goes silent the world will tremble, but God’s children will rejoice that they can feel His presence in the midst of the silence. All glory to God.

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Building Face-to-Face Relationships

As we draw closer to the end of all things, it is essential to build strong face-to-face relationships. Strong relationships will give us an opportunity to minister to others by assessing their real needs by moving past the pleasantries and the initial greetings. Strong relationships will allow them to observe God’s love flowing unhindered through us. We are ambassadors for Christ (II Corinthians 5:20). Unfortunately, social media has greatly limited our ability to build real relationships in the flesh. They have raised up an entire generation that no longer understands the responsibility and dynamics of building strong relationships with people they come face to face with, in the real world. As God’s children, we have a responsibility to build strong relationships through agape love. First, however, let’s look at the dynamics of building a strong relationship, then we will return to agape love. The dynamics are multifaceted that can only be learned through practice and allowing the Holy Spirit to guide us in both our conversation and actions (Romans 8:14). We can practice all we want, but without the Holy Spirit to guide us we will be highly ineffective. You may learn the art of selling yourself, but you will never arrive at what God desires in God-centered relationships. So, let’s look closely at the dynamics. Continue reading Building Face-to-Face Relationships

Listen to the Prophets

Some say there are no prophets today, while others say the gift of prophecy no longer exists. To listen to the prophets in any age will take a great deal of discernment. There have been false prophets from the beginning proclaiming things out of their own vain imagination. God and his elect prophets have always been very critical of these false prophets prophesying either what the people want to hear or their own made-up prophecies that always confuse the people. Any serious student of the Bible who is filled with the Holy Spirit knows full well that the gift of prophecy will not cease until the perfect One, Jesus Christ, comes to usher in His eternal Kingdom. I have taught for many years that there is no new prophecy other than what’s already in the Bible but that does not negate the fact that the Spirit can also give us a deeper insight into the written prophecy that already exists and direct us to apply it properly to the age in which we are living. We have a responsibility to adhere to the true prophets for every age from the First Century until now. As. God’s beloved children, we must listen to the prophets with great discernment. Continue reading Listen to the Prophets

Commonality of the Lukewarm Church and Catastrophes

To use the lukewarm church and catastrophes in the same sentence unveils what most would like to escape, the Great Tribulation. There appears to be a commonality between the lukewarm church and the increase in catastrophes worldwide driving most to seek additional signs. For two thousand years prophets and seers have foretold the end of all things as we know it. Even the Bible is replete with detailed scenarios of the end time events spawning numerous interpretations most in rock solid cement. What if. What if the time has finally come. No matter what your interpretation, you feel compelled to do something. Going to a mountain top, sitting down and waiting for Christ to come is not an option. As world events get worse and the Church slips deeper into lukewarmness we can argue how close the Great Tribulation is or we can prepare to stand firm in the day in which we live. Continue reading Commonality of the Lukewarm Church and Catastrophes

Facing Eternity

Are you prepared to face eternity? Most of us live in the here and now, charting our daily course, interpreting the signs, and convincing ourselves that we have more time. The debate is raging over which sign is next and … Continue reading Facing Eternity