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1 Thessalonians 5:3-6: NKJV: For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman, and they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day (of the Lord) should overtake you as a thief.  You are sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.

 

Only a woman who has given birth to a child knows the enduring and increasing burden of pain and distress in her labor. Upon deliverance and the crying sound as the child gulps the first breath of life in a strange and fearful new world; the pain and distress of the mother quickly turns to joy. Her labor has brought new life out of the darkness of the womb. The joy becomes elevated as the newly washed child snuggles in peace and safety in the warmth of the caring mother’s arms. This same childlike feeling of warmth, peace and safety can be experienced by a newly born repentant 99  year old person who accepts the Lord Messiah as savior in a relationship to be with their Eternal Creator forever (see 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).

 

1 John 3:21-24: Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. And whatever we ask we receive from HIM, because we keep HIS commandments and do those things that are pleasing in HIS sight. And this is HIS commandment: that we should believe on the name of HIS Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as HE gave us commandment. Now he who keeps HIS commandments abides in Him, and HE in him. And by this we know that HE abides in us, by the Spirit who HE has given us. ** Most of this evil world sins for it practices sinning and worships the devil.

 

 1 John 3:8-9: He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that HE might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for HIS seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

 

Psalm 34:15-16: The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous. And HIS ears are open to their cry. The face of the Lord is against those who do evil. To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

 

Revelation 11:11-12: Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them “Come up Here.” And they ascended to heaven in a cloud and their enemies saw them.  ** The two witnesses most likely represent the remaining meager balance of the Church of God established on the Holy day of Pentecost in 31 A. D.  One witness likely represents the worldwide gentile church. The other witness likely represents the worldwide Jewish Messianic Church such as Jews for Jesus. These two churches keep the Eternal Father’s commandments of love and labor by keeping the seven commanded Holy Feasts outlined in Leviticus 23: 2-41. As our Eternal Father gave power to bring down fire from heaven to Elijah, so will this power likely be granted to these two witnesses? Since the Garden of Eden, the rest of the entire world continues to grow in greed to worship the greedy god of this evil world. The spiritual blindness of much of the entire world in their own mind thinks they are worshiping the one God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in spirit and in truth.

 

2 Corinthians 4:2-4: But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age (devil of deceit since Eden) has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.  ** Matthew 7:14: Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to (eternal )live, and there are few who find it. ** Matthew 22:14: For many are called but few are chosen. ** The rest of mankind only obeys the commandments they like or are instructed by their teachers.

 

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17: For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, and the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.  ** As those in Christ which are still alive are caught up in the clouds to meet the returning Lord Messiah in the air to greet Him as Lord of Lords and Kings of Kings, they will descend with HIM to the Mount of Olives.

 

Zechariah 14:1-4: Behold, the day of the Lord is coming, and your spoil will be divided in your midst. For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem….Verse 3: Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as HE fights in the day of battle. And in that day HIS feet will stand on the Mount of Olives (along with those truly in Christ which met the Lord in the air) which faces Jerusalem on the east……

 

Revelation 11:15: Then the seventh angel sounded (trumpet). And there were loud voices in heaven saying “The kingdoms of this world have become the Kingdoms of our Lord and of HIS Christ, and HE shall reign forever and ever.

 

 John 12:31: Now is the judgment of this world: now the ruler of this world (the devil) will be cast out. ** Verse 36: While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light. ** The Eternal one, the Holy Passover Lamb spoke these words just before the beginning of Passover to lay down HIS life to wash away the sins of some to escape the second death at judgment. The day of the Lord and judgment is rapidly approaching.  

 

Acts 2:38: Then Peter said to them: Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. ** Repent now with sincerity of heart, no matter where you are. Ask the Eternal One to grant you the gift of the Holy Spirit and help you keep all the commandments of love!

 

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