Sunday 29 June 2008

A Great Wedding Dinner and Reception is Being Prepared for Us

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Are we there yet?

How many of us (Christians) are anticipating Christ's return? When I look at my life (past and present) and compare it with the one promise in the future (our blessed hope), I can't stop saying, "Are we there yet?" I have experienced failures in many parts of my life. I failed in marriage twice (not counting the relationship before marriage). The present marriage survived by a pure miracle act of God. I am the only one on my side of the family who accepted Christ. My brother is an atheist, and my sister is recovering from a bad experience with the new age movement, yet refuses to accept Christ to rebuke the spirit that followed her. My mother? She accepted Christ as many Catholics do, which is faith plus work. My children who were influenced by me (even separated, I took them to church every second weekend) live their lives without Christ.

My present wife, I thank God for accepting Christ in her life, and we share the understanding of the signs of the time and of Christ's return. She also had a two-failed marriage (abusive). She had skin cancer, and heart surgery, and lost her father and mother within a year. My wife now is in stress relief from her work caused by so many factors.

Are we there yet?

We are in debt. We invested in establishing a vineyard, which is yet to give revenue. Working in this cursed land is difficult. Day to day, we live in faith and hope for Christ's return.

Are we there yet?

There are few in our lives that share our hope in Christ (His return). I am in the body of Christ. I share the fellowship, as it was meant to be. Are we there yet? A great wedding dinner and reception is being prepared for us. Christ will be at the head table. He will take the bread and break it. He will take a cup of wine and drink out of it, as he did for the last time with His disciples. We all will testify to Christ in our lives as we share our meal with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. There will be no more tears, and no more hope because we will be living our blessed hope for eternity.

Are we there yet?

My personal impression is that the original church gathering format will return, not at this present time but after Christ returns for His Bride. Those left behind will realize that they have missed the boat by lack of faith (figure of speech). The rapture will be a big blow to many so-called Christians, friends and relatives of those taken away. In despair, they will make amend to God and accept Christ. They will be pursued, persecuted, and killed for their belief. They will go into hiding and congregate as the original Christians did. Furthermore, they will be instructed by all the tapes, CDs, MP3s, and documents left behind by those who had joined Christ in heaven. 
They will be sharing wine and bread in remembrance of the broken body of Christ, signing hymnals, and sharing their life experience in Christ in a very dangerous and troubled time never seen before. This time, they will have a road map of all the events as described in prophecies in the bible. They will have seven years to notch off event by event. Every day, they will live in fear of being captured and beheaded. "Are we there yet?" will be on the lips of every living Christian every time they meet in secret.

So when I compare my present miseries with the experiences of those left behind, I can say in faith and assurance that "Yes, I am there", (Col 1:13).

Monday 10 March 2008

The Church and Israel have their purpose in the fulfilment of Bible prophecies.

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One day in the late 19th Century, Queen Victoria of England reportedly asked her Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, this question..."Mr. Prime Minister, what evidence can you give me of the existence of God?" Disraeli thought for a moment and then replied, "The Jew, your majesty."

Denying God's existence is denying Israel the right to exist. In 1948, a long-awaited prophetic event came to pass. The Jews were given the right to exist in their own land, again.

Then he said to me: "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, 'Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.' Therefore prophesy and say to them: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: O my people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.' Ezekiel 37

I believe that God has a plan for this nation, which He intends to be a blessing to all the nations of the earth. "I will bless those who bless you and curse him who curse you" Gen 12:3.

The truth is the body of Christ (The Church) and Israel (the nation) have their purpose in the fulfilment of Bible prophecies. The Church's commission is to spread the gospel of salvation to Jews and Gentiles (gospel for the forgiveness of our sins and a promise of everlasting life, by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus) and to preach the Kingdom of God (Christ's return) to all nations as a witness.  The restoration of the nation Israel is to prove to all nations that God loves Israel and to inform the entire world that the end time of this world government system is at hand and that all nations will be accountable for their behaviours toward all Jews worldwide and the nation Israel.

For a more insightful understanding of the above topic, I suggest that you read a book entitled " Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done, by Ron Graft and Lambert Dolphin, available Free on the Internet version,

Matthew 24:37. As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man.