Sunday, August 30, 2020

How JESUS Will Return


9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Acts 1:9-11 (King James Version)

When I woke up this morning, I woke up to the idea that HOW Christ will return was of utmost importance.

Surely, the Holy SPIRIT of God was prodding me to explore it.

It had to be written, with the EXACT words depicting this glorious event, even as we don’t know "the time, nor the season", of Christ’s return.

But along the way, as I searched for the verses, I came upon the LAST instructions of Jesus to His disciples, so I wrote that first.

And now, this second part completes the whole picture, showing the verses of Jesus' return.

If Scripture said:

“…he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.”

Acts 1:9 (KJV)

And, that:

“this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."

Acts 1:11 (KJV)

And Jesus also said:


27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

Luke 21:27 (KJV) 

The Book of Revelation says:


7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Revelation 1:7 (KJV) 

Then, that means when Christ returns, He will also come out from a cloud -- in all His GLORY!

Of course, no one knows when.

36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Matthew 24:36 (KJV)


But there will be signs, for sure, and Jesus talks about it here.

The LORD Jesus will return for those eagerly waiting for him.

28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Hebrews 9:28 (KJV)


John, the apostle, was also shown a vision of the LORD's return during the end times, this time, to make war.

11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.

Revelation 19:11-16 (KJV)


Do you eagerly await the LORD’s return? 

I do.

Because of that "great voice out of heaven" that told John:

4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Revelation 21:4 (KJV)


Like a child, I eagerly await the LORD, even as I feel, when I’m studying under the guidance of the Holy SPIRIT of God, my tiny hands clasp the LORD’s hand, and I skip and hop alongside Him, happy at the lessons I’m learning from the Lord Jesus.

And He looks down upon me, in great amusement, even as He knows the little one repents for all her many errors, desiring to be forgiven, and doing her best to know the EXACT instructions of the LORD, so she won’t err anymore.

At the end of the day, she closes her eyes, offering her life each night and day to the LORD, asking Him to lead the way, so she will remain on the path that He has paved for all of us.

All we need to do is follow Jesus, if we wish to share ETERNAL life with Him.

Everything starts with the desire to follow, and to love, after which, the Holy SPIRIT will complete our CHRIST education.

I do all these for myself, and I write all these for you, so we may rejoin Christ, on the day appointed by God, only because our hearts are worthy of the LORD.

We cannot rejoin the Lord, the way we are now.

The apostle John urged us to be worthy of Jesus:


28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

1 John 2:28 (KJV) 

We must also be born of the SPIRIT.

Only then can we understand things of the Spirit.



(Bible verses from biblegateway.com)



The LAST Instructions of JESUS

 

44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

Luke 24:44-51 (King James Version)

These were the last words of Jesus to His disciples, before He was taken up to heaven, after His Resurrection, appearing to His apostles one last time.

Let’s break down Jesus’ instructions in short phrases, without disturbing the integrity of the LORD’s words:

44 And he said unto them,
These are the words which I spake unto you,
while I was yet with you,
that all things must be fulfilled,
which were written in the law of Moses,
and in the prophets,
and in the psalms,
concerning me.
45 Then opened he their understanding,
that they might understand the scriptures,
46 And said unto them,
Thus it is written,
and thus it behooved Christ to suffer,
and to rise from the dead the third day:
47 And that repentance and remission of sins
should be preached in his name among all nations,
beginning at Jerusalem.
48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
49 And, behold,
I send the promise of my Father upon you:
but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem,
until ye be endued with power from on high.
50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany,
and he lifted up his hands,
and blessed them.
51 And it came to pass,
while he blessed them,
he was parted from them,
and carried up into heaven.

Luke 24:44-51 (King James Version)

It’s a good way to learn.

Of taking Scripture verses, a word, a phrase, or a sentence at a time.

And letting it sink upon your soul.

Allowing the Holy SPIRIT of God to teach you what it means.

Thus, I purposely took apart this important verse – of the LAST instructions of Jesus to His apostles – for those last words should mean a lot to us.

It ought to carry much weight for us followers of Jesus.

Before Jesus was taken into heaven, He had two (2) specific instructions for the apostles:

  1. “…that repentance and remission of sins
should be preached in his name among all nations,
beginning at Jerusalem.”
Luke 24:47 (KJV)

2. “…tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem,
until ye be endued with power from on high.”
Luke 24:49 (KJV)

Basing everything on the last words of Jesus, He wanted the apostles to start preaching in Jerusalem, but only when they were “endued with power from on high”.

But Jesus also reassured them:


49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: 

Luke 24:49 (KJV) 

These things are important to know, for this is the MINISTRY of the Lord Jesus CHRIST.

He was particular about “repentance” and “remission” (forgiveness) of sins – to be “preached in his name among all nations”.

There have been many faithful who have done so, with great sacrifice and endurance.

May the WORD of God continue to bless this world, up until the time Jesus returns.

And that is for the next post.


Relevant articles on REPENTANCE and RECONCILIATION:

(Bible verses from biblegateway.com)

Friday, August 28, 2020

I Knew 2020 Was Going to Be Something


9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

2 Chronicles 16:9 (King James Version)

Perhaps, I have a thing about numbers. 

I could only think of one thing when I saw the number 2020 -- visual acuity.

Would my inner vision be clearer?

What would the world bring in 2020?

Those were my questions in the fall of 2019.

I just knew something would be different for the next year.

What, I didn't know what. 

But something significant happened to me in September, a day before my birthday. 

I had given my heart to JESUS.

I had become a changed person.

The events that led to that came from two videos on America, which completely changed my life.

Of how, America was a nation "begging for destruction", for it had parted ways with God.

The warning was sounded, and I, an Asian, somehow "heard" it, even as the videos were created sometime back.

Immediately, I decided to become a born-again Christian, for it felt right.

As if there was a great urgency to it all.

Then I started reading the Bible, from Genesis, to the Four Gospels, to Revelation.

I was particularly drawn to Bible Prophecy, which led to the blog you're on now.

There was a very clear progression to things.

I wanted to know the WORDS of Jesus, just as He said them.

I felt I was being "alerted" to something, based on those videos. 

I filled lots of notebooks, and loose sheets, with verses that called to my soul.

Surely, the Holy SPIRIT of God took pity upon this soul, hungering for CHRIST.

Then, I started writing the books.

And that was the time the covid crisis was brewing.

But what do I know?

I was tasked to write, not focus on the world.

As the world partied, I was cooped up writing, trying to learn more about Jesus.

The books came non-stop -- all 22 of them, in 36 days.

I knew I could write.

I knew I wrote fast.

But not this much.

Not this fast.

And not this intensely.

And without tiring.

I have to tell you that's how the SPIRIT of God will fuel you, if you are really His.

Of course, God worked with what I had in my heart.

He made sure I had those dreams from decades ago.

He also made sure the time to de-code those dreams would come -- at His own choosing.

So, I dreamt, and worked, hoping to know ALL of God's TRUTH alone.

It was my most fervent desire.

I bugged Him, night and day.

And when He surfaced, I'm glad I was ready.

I wrote, from all the "prompts" and "inspiration", following each lead, every moment -- always backed by SCRIPTURE -- the WORD of God.

Then 2020 came, the covid blew, and I knew God was on to something.

Everything is for a purpose, for a reason only known to God, though I honestly felt that those who don't love God, will reveal more of themselves, and their ways.

It's time they came out of hiding.

It's time they were revealed in plain sight.

True enough, if you are to go by the endless news and posts on social media and digital media, you'd see there would be truth in that.

Those who love you, are there for you.

Those who love God, and are true followers of Jesus, will become more of that.

Those who only care to enrich themselves, at the expense of others, are there, too.

Those who have had agendas for the longest time, can't wait to put everything in full force now.

Those who are confused, get even more confused.

Those who are angry, found a cause to espouse.

Only thing, others who have other agendas, found those causes handy, too, and piggy-backed on it.

Until finally, those people's cause got diluted, corrupted, and they deviate from the original purpose of their cause -- only because other people with different agendas got in on it, too.

And yes, the latter had the purse strings.

Who can you trust these days?

Only God.

Most still doesn't see that the only one with PERFECT vision is God.

He sees what we don't.

He knows what we don't.

Why is He not saying anything?

It's because JESUS will bring things to LIGHT.

Jesus, is the LIGHT of the world, after all.

Find your strength in Him.

Our peace lies in Him alone.

Your best friend these days will be the Holy SPIRIT of God -- the One who will teach you, comfort you, and strengthen you.

The Holy SPIRIT's time has come.

We have to make way for the Spirit.

Our vision is limited.

God's isn't.

The CREATOR is in charge.

People wish they were, and that's were the problems began.

Instigated by the fallen ones, of course.

And now, it's time to take off our muddied glasses, have God dissolve our spiritual cataracts, and see through the eyes of the Holy SPIRIT.

We had been blind too long.


Additional resource:
"77 Bible Verses About Vision"



Thursday, August 27, 2020

Come Home to God Clean


10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Psalm 51:10 King James Version)

That was King David's prayer to God, repenting for his sins, wishing to make things right with the LORD.

Jesus Himself told us how to be right with Him:


3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:3 (King James Version)

There is no guile in a child; but there is gall in adults.

A child's heart, mind, body, and spirit have not been corrupted by the world.

May we preserve the innocence of these children from God, for Jesus was adamant:


6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Matthew 18:6 (King James Version)

How are we to be converted?

Again, Jesus, the SON of God is very clear about that.


5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

John 3:5-8 (King James Version)

The BIBLE has ALL the instructions that we may live right, and thus be clean in the eyes of the LORD.

One thing for sure, we cannot be with the Lord, tainted, and all.

We also don't know when Christ will come for His people.

All the more we have to be ready -- at ANY time.

But we are not without the "tools" for preparation.

Jesus left us the tools.

We have the resources.

We have the Bible, the WORD of God.

We have the best TEACHER of all -- the Holy SPIRIT of God -- the One who teaches us about JESUS, and the way back to God.

And we have to start now.

Related article:
"It is Time to Live Right By the LORD"

(All Bible verses from biblegateway.com)

Thursday, August 13, 2020

It is Time to Live Right By the LORD


8 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 (King James Version)

Will you be ready, when the SON of man comes?

Will He find faith on this earth?

Or will people continue to live their lives, in this very abnormal state we're all in, covid and all.

Surely, as many things threaten our existence, it makes more sense to live right by the LORD, more than ever.

We are all mortals, and one day, we will all pass on.

Have we made peace with God?

Have we made peace with each other?

Have we focused on the "things above"?

Have we finally figured out what really matters in this world?

I believe, I have.

That has been the subject of my many blogs and posts, sharing with you verses that support my many discoveries about matters of the soul.

I focus on matters of the soul, for the soul matters.

We cannot rejoin God, with tainted souls.

Jesus did say:


48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Matthew 5:48 (King James Version)

Is perfection possible?

It is, for Jesus showed us the WAY.

The SPIRIT of God became flesh, overcoming all the evils of the flesh, as He showed us the way back to the FATHER.

The uncorrupted SON of God, took on the body of man, so He can live among us, and show us the Way.

He suffered and died for our sins, but on the third day, the LORD Jesus rose again, and now sits at the right hand of the FATHER.

And it is true, He will come to judge us all, according to how we have lived our lives, and followed, or not followed the commandments God gave us.

Once you have become aware, especially as a born-again Christian, you can never go back to how you were before.

Every day becomes a step closer to the FATHER.

If you allow yourself to be taught by the Holy SPIRIT of God, the way will be made easier, for everything becomes clearer.

But you must open your heart to JESUS, and allow Him to do His wonders in you.

He will definitely show you the WAY.

Every day will have meaning.

Every day will be filled with peace, love, and joy.

You will never be confused again about God, yourself, the world, and others.

Everything is revealed in SCRIPTURE.

For over 11 months, it's the Holy SPIRIT of God who leads me to the proper verse that supports a thought, or decision -- everything you're reading on this blog now.

When you are perfectly-attuned to God, your faith will become very strong, for there is nothing left but FAITH.

By your faith, you will live your life each day.

The world will have many cacophonic voices, but you will not be swayed.

You will not be made fearful, for your TRUST is in the LORD.

Do you wish to live that way, especially with the state of the world now?

If you wish to live by faith, you must SEEK the Lord, with ALL your heart.

Find comfort in this well-known verse:


5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (King James Version)

Only with the GUIDANCE of JESUS do we stand a chance in this world.

Without Jesus, we are nothing.

I completely stand by that.


More articles to ponder on:
"The Most Intriguing Words of Jesus on His Second Coming"
"A Remarkable Lesson on the Rapture and Tribulation"
"Jesus is the Living Water and the Bread of Life"
"Trust in the Lord With All Your Heart"
"Is There Hope For the Future?"
"The LORD Jesus Calls Us to Repentance"
"Our Peace Lies in Jesus Alone"
"JESUS Bringing Things to Light"
"In Stillness is the KEY"
JESUS Son of GOD

(Bible verses from biblegateway.com)