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IN TIMES LIKE THIS   – V

“.… Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity…..”   Titus 2:13-14

Have you started for glory and heaven,  Have you left this old world far behind, 

In your heart is the comforter dwelling, can you say “Praise the Lord, He is mine;”

Have the ones that once walked on the high-way Gone back and you seem all alone? 

Keep your eyes on the prize, for the home in the skies, God is still on the throne!

God is still on the throne, And He will remember His own;

though rials may press us and burdens distress us, He never will leave us alone; 

God is still on the throne, He never forsaketh His own;

His promise is true, He will not forget you, God is still on the throne.!!

The impending tidal wave of COVID- 19 frightened people, and  continues to shake all earthly things,  as the reality of the pandemic sinks in. The uncertainty surrounding this virus and the speed with which it is spreading; and particularly happens to be one that the entire world is feeling,  has sent peoples emotions and sense of security into a tailspin. In addition to this virus is the locust  that is ravaging Africa and the Mideast; the increase in earthquake activity; as were the record-breaking Australian wild fires;  So what does theses mean for the believer? Is this related to the end-time events? should the people of God hunker down in fear? How should we respond to the threat? 

Now, the next plan in the program of God is the Rapture! the imminent (any moment) return of our Lord to snatch His blood bought church, followed by the judgment of the great tribulation. Preceding to that, The apostasy – the falling away predicted in the Scripture continues, ( 1st Timothy 4:1; 2nd Timothy 3:1; and  4:3-1,) to  escalate, as more and more people fall away from true, biblical Christianity, and they are further removed from the blessings and protection of God. Because of that nations are fast losing their moral standards and the true conception of social relationships.

 Jesus taught in the Olivet Discourse- Matthew 24, that there will be  birth pains leading  up to and ultimately into, the Great Tribulation. And our Lord has told us in no uncertain terms that  we would  have tribulation in this world (John 16:33), but the judgments in the Great Tribulation period will be far worse than anything this world has experienced. 

What the world is experiencing, through this virus, right now is a pebble in the Ocean compared to  the future global event that will rock the world to its core. If one rapidly spreading virus can cause this kind of global disruption, one can imagine what the Great Tribulation will be like once the Bride of Christ – the Church is removed from this world along with the restraining power of the Holy Spirit (2nd Thessalonians 2:5-6.)

What is the believer supposed to do? First and foremost the people of God should not allow to be captivated in fear, knowing God is  in Control at all times and in all circumstances, when life seems smooth, and when it seems rough and tough!! Circumstances neither permit nor prevent God’s control. Nothing takes God by surprise; even COVID-19.  Now, He didn’t cause it; but  – He allowed it!  God is allowing this pandemic force to give the world a taste of what is awaiting this Christ rejecting, sin cursed world!! The judgment of the great tribulation!! 

Yes, the believer needs to be ready, for what lies ahead- and he needs to do so with courage, boldness, and joy, because his redemption draws nigh! Knowing in the light of the imminent return of our Lord, he should ” occupy with the Father’s business” and remain to be a faithful witness in “snatching many from the burning!”   The Lord has called believers to faithfulness, trusting Him absolutely, even when conditions might indicate otherwise!!  May God Help us!! 

I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.”  ( Isaiah 41:13)

He who fears God has nothing else to fear!!

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The Bible reveals two ways which people are following to get into heaven. One way, the true way, is God’s way. God’s way into heaven is the way of peace and truth and righteousness. It is the only way approved of God. This way centers in the Lord Jesus Christ who said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). The Bible declares that there is another way. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).

There are so many popular ways today filled with lost multitudes all over the land, such as the way of morality, the way of respectability, the way of religion, the way of churchianity, the way of baptism, the way of christening, the way of confirmation, the way of penance, the way of confession, the way of “doing the best I can”, the way of self, the way of education, the way of philosophy, the way of false isms and cults that crowd the street. Little wonder then when we speak to people about the way of salvation, that so many have asked, “How can I know which is the true way? There are so many different ideas and so many religions.”

But there is ONE difference between God’s way of salvation and man’s way, and that difference is found in a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. You will notice that man leaves Christ out of the center of his way. You will discover that the modern false cults and isms demote Christ to a mere man and add something to what He has already done for your salvation and mine. We become children of God through a supernatural birth. Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus also said, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7)

“May the Lord bless you, and make you a blessing!”  – The PGH Staff.

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