America and the Whole World needs a World Revival
I must tell all of the people of every race and no matter where or what country you may live in or what color your skin is, “My God Loves You.” It does not matter how old you are or what you may have done in your life, I just want to assure you that our God still loves you. Because of His great love for all humanity and because He is the one and only true God, (Jehovah) that is why He gave all of us a will to accept “His Great Salvation Plan.”
Anyone who reads God’s Holy Word, the Bible, will find his “Great Salvation Plan,” in all four books of the Gospel found in the beginning of the New Testament. The first four books were written by some of the greatest Disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ. I urge everyone to please read these books of God’s Holy Word because they will point you to the only way to Salvation, which can only be found in the Lord Jesus Christ. I strongly ask you to read and study them.
The first book of the Gospel is Matthew; which has 28 chapters in it. The second book of the Gospel is Mark; and this book has 16 chapters in it. The third book of the Gospel is Luke; and this book has 24 chapters in it. And the fourth book of the Gospel is John; and this book has 21 chapters in it. When you take the time to read and study these four books of God’s Holy Word, and I promise you that you will find “His Great Salvation Plan.” Most of all you will know the real story about the one and only Savior of the world and why God’s Son, Jesus Christ came to die upon the Cross so that all people could call upon the name of Jesus and ask Him to forgive them of their sins and He will save them.
As born again believers in our Lord Jesus Christ we need to start serving Him more because we are living in the last days right now and time is running out for all of our friends and loved ones that may not know Him as their personal Savior and that is why we must let our Light shine for Jesus. I believe the end of this world and our time here is coming to an end. I believe that God has been speaking to me in my prayers and dreams and He has inspired me to warn all the people in this world that I can reach with this web-site, which is called “My-Christian Computer Ministry.”
I promised the Lord in the year of 2004, that if that old Devil can use the internet for all that sinful and wicked things that is going on in this world; then I will promise to use the internet and work for Him and serve Him for the rest of my life here on this earth. It has been over 12 years since I retired from my job at Delphi in Moraine, Ohio. I can report that God’s Word has reached out to 195 countries and there has been over 240,000 thousand people that has visited this web-site. But this is the real reason that I am pleading with all of the people that can say for sure that they have been saved and their sins have been forgiven because of what our Lord Jesus Christ did for us on the Cross. This is where our Savior, Jesus Christ died and shed His precious blood for all mankind. Because of this act of mercy and His great love for all humanity we can give Him praise and honor and glory, He has paid our sin debt in full.
One day very soon our Lord Jesus will be coming back for His bride, which is the saints that know Him as their Lord and Savior the real Church. The question is, “Are you prayed-up?” “Are you serving Him everyday of your Christian Life?” “Are you living the kind of life that will please your Lord and Savior?” “Are you witnessing to the Lost souls in your area?” “Are you living the kind of life style that pleases your Lord and Savior?” “Are you telling the Gospel which is the Good News to your family and your friends?” “Are you reading and studying God’s Holy Word?” If you can say “Yes” to these seven questions then I believe that our Lord Jesus will say to you; “Well done, enter in faithful servant,” (Matthew 25:21).
I also believe that the time is right for our Lord Jesus Christ’s to return for His Church, which is His Bride. It is my prayer and hope that your heart is right with our Lord and Savior that you have repented to God for your sins. I hope and pray that you are “truly saved” and know for sure there is no sin in your life, because when you stand before the Lord Jesus Christ to give an account of the good and bad things that you have done in this life, He is the one who knows your heart. Jesus is the one and only judge that will decide your destination where you will spend all eternity. The only two destinations that are available to all of us is Heaven or Hell. Will you hear Jesus say to you, “Well done, enter in faithful servant,” (Matthew 25:21), or will the Lord Jesus say, “I never knew you,” “Depart from Me,” “ye that work iniquity,” (Matthew 7:23). I believe the last words that our Lord Jesus will say to anyone that is not saved will be the most-sad words you will ever hear from Him. Please repent of your sins before this happens and then serve your Lord Jesus, while there is time left here on earth.
I would like to say to all of the unsaved people that if you follow the example of our Lord Jesus Christ and His Apostles by serving Him in good faith and walk a straight and narrow path with our Savior Jesus Christ, He promises all of us we will have a home in Heaven with Him. You can believe me the rewards that Jesus has for us will be out of this world. I thank you for saving us from that place called Hell, which you prepared for the Devil and his angels, thank you for giving us Your Great Salvation Plan.
The message of this Bible Study is to warn the whole human race that the end of time is coming soon, I believe that the Word of God tells us to watch for the signs and as prophecy predicts we are living in the last days now.
It was four weeks ago, I was watching some of my favorite Christian programs and I changed the channel to T.B.N. I saw Franklin Graham and Jan Crouch on T.B.N., they were discussing why the people in God’s true Church has been so silent and never doing anything or even speaking up for our Great God; (Jehovah). As a “Born Again Believer” in our Lord Jesus Christ, I personally believe there are four major issues we as Christians should be speaking up about. The religious rights that the special interest groups and our Government officials have taken from the Church and its people. As I watched and listened to Brother Franklin Graham, which I have always admired his Father, Rev. Billy Graham, who I believe that our God raised up in our period of time and he was the Greatest Preacher of the Gospel in this history of time. I would like to personally thank you for all the good works you have done for our Lord Jesus and Savior. I believe I heard Franklin Graham say he was going to visit all 50 states in America. After visiting the 50 states, He said he would take Christian people that care about what is happening to God’s Church to rally around Washington D.C. Then Brother Graham wants to speak to all of our government officials about the issues of our religious freedoms that they have a big part in removing them and hopefully our God will change their minds on these important Laws of our God. It is with our prayers and hope that God will forgive the people of this great country and they will repent of their sins to Him for turning their back on our Lord Jesus Christ and then maybe our God will have mercy upon His people and He will restore the greatness of our country again.
I am a concerned child of my Lord Jesus Christ and I have been saved for over 49 years. I have been faithful to my Lord Jesus and His Church, which is His Bride. I believe that the end of time is about to happen. This is why I believe very strongly that “America and the Whole World needs a World Revival.” This is why my love for my Lord Jesus and Savior and my promises to Him, which I have kept when I retired in the year of 2004 of April. I promised to start a web-site, which I would use to serve my Lord God for the rest of my life. The Lord has blessed this web-site over 240,000 thousand people have visited this web-site in the last two and a half years. Also there has been over 195 countries visit this site too. I believe that our time here on this earth is very short and we can see the signs and the prophecies being fulfilled right from the pages of God’s Holy Word. Because of all the things that has happened before our own eyes, I as a Born Again Believer in our Lord Jesus Christ; I am asking all of those 240,000 thousand people that have visited the web-site, to please take some time to visit and tell someone that you might think that are lost in their sins. I as your brother in Christ, beg you to witness to your family, your friends, and to strangers that do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. I promise if you do our God’s will and serve Him while there is still time to tell the Good News, God will reward you and bless you for serving Him while there is still time for the lost sinners.
This is what I believe is wrong with America today. I think that some of the Christians in the Church have fallen away from our “Faith” and they have been silent on some important issues about God’s Holy Word. We that are truly “Born Again Christians,” and have promised our God (Jehovah), that we will not be silent and we will speak up for our rights, concerning our Lord God, we must promise our Lord Jesus that we will not be silent any more about our “Religious Freedoms” that our forefathers had written into our Constitution of this country, the United States of America. Our forefathers based their faith on God’s Laws and His love for humanity and they promised to follow Him and live by His Holy Word the Bible. This form of government worked for our forefathers for over 400 years. I believe, as history goes, this form of government worked well for the people until the time and year of 1960. The people began to follow their own ways and not God’s Laws and there was a great falling away from their religious beliefs. Please read below some important issues that our government officials and the United States Supreme Court have taken away from the People and our Lord Jesus Christ’s real Church.
“Why America and the Whole World needs a World Revival” The people of the old world all need a change in their hearts because of the sins and weaknesses of this world. We need to call upon our Lord Jesus Christ and ask Him to forgive us of our terrible sinful acts and repent for turning our backs against His people the Jewish nation of Israel. It is my prayer and hope that God will forgive the people of this great country and they will repent again. We are suppose to be a Christian Nation and we must never again backslide from our faith in Him, and never turn our backs on our Lord Jesus Christ because He first loved us. He will have mercy upon His people and He will restore the greatness of our country again. I personally believe that when God’s people read about these issues here, they will agree these are the reasons why our country is in terrible shape. I also believe that we as a nation of people will not prosper until His people stand upto our Government and we demand that all of our religious freedoms be restored back to the people of this country. Then I also believe if our Nation repents of this terrible injustice and repents of their sins, maybe our God (Jehovah), will have mercy upon this world and make this country great again as it was when our forefathers were in charge of our Government.
Our forefathers came to America, so they could have and practice their freedom of religion and worship God in this country. There are some people that do not believe in God. They are called Atheist. There are many other false religions in this great country also. I do not understand why our leaders of this country and we the people have elected them to serve all of the people, are only catering to select groups with special interests. I would like to know how the people that we voted for would let one woman and her boy sue the school system and take our right to pray to our Lord God in all public places. I would just like to tell the people in this great land that I am a “Born Again Christian, and I am proud of it.
The Atheist people have petitioned the court system and used the help of other organizations, such as the Civil Liberties Union to take the Lord’s Prayer out of all our school systems. This is why I believe that there are so many shootings in our schools today. There is no respect for our teachers because they cannot discipline the children and young adults in their charge. Children need guidance, rules and stability in their lives. When these key factors are lacking, children start acting out, some get attitudes of entitlement or feel disconnected from people and the world they live in. This is when some children make tragic choices. Parents do the best that they can, but life is hectic and messy. Our daily lives get in the way of what is truly important: God, Family, Country. Without a daily input of God’s love and His Word, we lose our way. We as Believers in Jesus Christ need to pray about this and try to get our Government to quit worrying about a few people and follow in our forefathers steps when they wrote the “Declaration of Independence” on July 4th 1776. These great men of their time raised up in our hour of need for the people. I would ask this question to all of the elected officials in our country. “Where is your back bone and do you want the people’s vote or not?”
The Civil Liberties Union has also succeeded in removing the “Ten Commandments” from all public places and all the courthouse squares also. Don’t the people of this country know that the “Ten Commandments” were giving to Moses from our God, (Jehovah) for His people to obey them and keep them? They are God’s Laws. This is a disgrace to all Christians and a dishonor to God’s Kingdom. This should have never happened in this great country of ours. Remember, you can put God’s Word in your heart and keep His Word forever. I believe that the “Ten Commandments” should be used as a guideline in all our daily lives.
Another very important event in American history is the killing or murder of more than 55 million unborn babies that has taken place in this country. I believe that our leadership in this country has turned their backs on all of the young girls that has had an abortion and murdered their baby. They received no help from our government, just like the common people didn’t get any help either. Let me try to explain this important issue that our government officials and the United States Supreme Court has done for some of the woman in this country. The higher court systems passed a law for the “Woman’s Right’s Movement,” and made abortion legal in some states so that some doctors could perform abortions. Recently, someone had an idea that they could do Gods work and save lives if they took certain body parts from these unborn babies. The doctors would harvest the body parts after the abortion and then they sale them for lots of money. We all should know that human life belongs in the hands of our almighty God and only He has the right to take a person’s life. I believe that since this abortion law was passed in this country there has been about 55 million unborn babies who have lost their lives to abortions. Let me remind these women and doctors when they perform this terrible act of murder, God is still on His throne and He is still in control of everything and will judge you for this terrible act of murder at the “Great White Throne Judgment Day.”
I believe that our politicians only cater to the rich and serve them because they are bought and paid for by those that have all the money. The word of God tells us that “for the love of money is the root of all evil.” (I Timothy 6:10). Here is what the love of money and what sin will do, it will attract most men to sin more because of this love for money. But if they love money it will push them to all sorts of evil. Particularly this was at the bottom of the apostasy of many from their faith in Jesus Christ. While they coveted money, they erred from the faith, and they disavowed their Christianity. Also they that err from the faith pierce themselves with many sorrows. And those that depart from our God do nothing but treasure up more sorrows for themselves.
I believe that some people that live in different parts of the world do not know where or what the true and real Church is about. In this part of our bible study is where I would like to begin telling you about our Lord Jesus and His true Church. I would like to try and explain some fact about the True Church of our Lord Jesus Christ. First; I know that His Church is not just a building with a big church steeple on top of it. Second; His Church is not a big corporation with lots of people. Third; His Church is not representative of groups of people gathering once a month or just on Sunday morning. Fourth; the true Church belongs to our Lord Jesus Christ, which is also called His Bride. This Church is a spiritual place where the Holy Spirit dwells in the hearts of all types of people that have confessed their sins to the Lord Jesus. Our Lord Jesus will save them He writes and records their name in the “Book of Life,” which is kept in Heaven. The new converts are baptized in water to confirm their decision to follow Jesus Christ as their Savior. This is a testimony to the world that they belong to Jesus. The true Church has a lot of history going back to our Lord Jesus Christ and His Apostles, where the first church was started at Pentecost. It was a very small church called “little flock” and it is described by our Lord Jesus Christ in (Luke 12:32). It has always existed since the time of Jesus Christ and will exist at the end of the age when its faithful members are taken to a “place of safety.” Please read (Revelation chapter 12); before the Great Tribulation actually begins. Do you want to be part of such a church, whose members will soon become the kings and priests helping rule this earth under Jesus Christ? (Revelation 5:10);
In today’s world there are too many churches that call themselves Christian. Some of these churches practice baptism by immersion in water. Others just “sprinkle” or pour water on the head of baptismal candidates. Many churches keep what they call the “Lord’s Supper every Sunday morning.” Some other churches observe this custom once a month or every quarter, or maybe just only once a year. But most churches observe Sunday as their day of worship, while a few other churches observe the Sabbath from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset. Other churches just say that the day of worship does not matter at all. We should remember that some churches are called by all kinds of names, such as; Baptist, Catholic, Holiness, Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, Pentecostal and others. More importantly, the various churches of this world have different concepts of God.
As Christians we should begin to speak up for our concerns about the major changes that our Government officials have agree to make to our constitution. A constitution that has worked for the people for over 200 years. I believe that the politicians have made these changes just so they could please certain groups of people so they win their election and stay in office and they do not care about the people or God’s laws. God’s Holy Word, the Ten Commandments was given to Moses for all the people to follow and to live by as a nation which was called Israel. The Ten Commandments are God’s laws. He instructed Moses to tell His people that they were to obey these Laws. I believe that these Ten Commandments are the ten most important rules which have ever been written. We as Christians, follow them, we will show our Lord God how much we as His believers love Him. We should always remember that the first rule is the most important one of all. If we always put our Lord God first in our lives, all of the other things will come in at the right places.
Remember, if you are not saved our God has the power to save anyone that calls upon the name of Jesus Christ and repents of their sins. All that are lost need God’s power because we have a problem with sin. The Bible tells us that “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” (Romans 3:23). You can find the way to Heaven in the book of (Romans 10:9). This scripture in the bible tells us that “If you confess with your mouth,” that “Jesus is Lord,” and that you believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
It is my hope and prayer that you hear God’s grace in the words of the scripture of (Romans 10:9). I want to remind you that, no matter what you have done or how sinful you’re been, you can never be so bad that our Lord Jesus Christ cannot change you. You cannot make Him stop loving you regardless of your failures or opposition to Jesus the Savior and He is the one and only one that can save you. Remember, Jesus knows your name and He chooses to pursue you even in your rebellion and wicked ways. You might ask the question, “Why me?” Our Lord Jesus would say to you; “It is because I love you” and “He wants to save you.” Also, the Lord Jesus Christ has a purpose and a plan for the rest of your life.
It is strange how any boy or girl should feel when he or she has said that I am too young to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, when there is so much in the bible to encourage the children to come to him. I ask the question, “Who can say, if a young boy or girl reading these words will not understand the scriptures on how they can be saved.” I sometimes find it strange when I try to witness to a young person or even some older people about their need to be saved and why they need to have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. Sometimes they tell me an excuse like I am too young at this time to be saved or I want to see just what the world has to offer me and live on the wild side for a few years before I make any decisions to get saved. Then if you believe that you want to wait a little bit longer before you ask the Lord Jesus to save you. You should read the following scriptures below and hear what God has to say about putting your decision off to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior. Please read below very carefully before you say no to Jesus.
a) In this first scripture of the Bible in the book of (Proverbs 8:17); Love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
b) In this second scripture of the Bible in the book of (Matthew 19:14); Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not to come unto me; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
c) In this third scripture of the Bible in the book of (Ecclesiastes 12:1); Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth.
d) In this fourth scripture of the Bible in the book of (Matthew 18:3); Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
e) In this fifth scripture of the Bible in the book of (II Timothy 3:15); And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
f) In this sixth scripture of the Bible in the book of (Matthew 6:33); But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.
g) In this seventh scripture of the Bible in the book of (II Corinthians 6:2); Behold, now is the accepted time behold, now is the day of salvation.
When God sends his son Jesus Christ back for, “His Bride the Church” in the last days or when the end of time has come. I ask you this question, “When you stand before the Lord Jesus at the “Great White Throne Judgment Seat,” and the books will be opened, what will be your excuse be then?” There will be No Excuses that will be accepted at this time. It will be too late for you, all of your friends, family and your love ones forever. You should always read your bible carefully, always trust in God’s Holy Word because He is truthful and righteous, our Lord God will never lie to you about anything that is so important to you. As you read and study the scriptures you will find there are some people that will not be saved. Many of the parables teach us this. There are many excuses that people all over the world believe in. I myself can think of about twenty more excuses that most people think that a loving and merciful God would not send them to a place called Hell. Let me warn you again, that is not true.
I urge everyone that has not been saved; once again, to please read your bible carefully. Some people may think they are good enough to enter into Heaven. God says that you are a sinner if you have not accepted Jesus as your Savior and being a good person will not save you. The excuse that you are a member of a church, will not save you. Our Lord God says, If you are a member of a church that alone does not save anyone. Jesus has made this plain in the Bible. There must be more than a cold profession of a certain religion to be saved. Jesus said not everyone that saith unto me, “Lord, Lord,” shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven. Jesus did say only those that call upon my name and does the will of my Father, which is in heaven will be saved. Please read the list of scriptures below because I believe that our Lord Jesus is personally speaking to you if you are not saved yet. Again, please don’t wait too long to make your decision or you just might miss the “Rapture,” and then it will be too late.
a) (John 3:3); Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.
b) (Matthew 7:21-23); Many will say to me in that day, lord, lord, have we not Prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wondrous works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you, depart from me, ye that works iniquity.
c) (Matthew 7:24-25); Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man which built his house upon a rock: “And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell not, for it was founded on a rock.”
d) (Matthew 7:26-27); And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be liken unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand: “And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, and it fell; and great was the fall.
As I have said before, there are many more excuses in God’s Holy Word that I could tell you about but because time is short I will just report this last one excuse. This is a true story about a rich man and a beggar by the name of Lazarus. You can read all about this in the book of (Luke 16:19-28). You will find that a certain rich man was not concerned about losing his soul until he died and lifted up his eyes being in torment in Hell. The rich man cried out and said, to Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame. He asked Father Abraham to send Lazarus to his father’s house so he could tell his five brothers not to come to this place of torment. We should all be concerned about our loved ones, our friends and all the unsaved people of the world. We learn here that he was a rich man and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, and he fared sumptuously every day. The man was so rich that he was not concerned about anyone else and He never asked God to forgive him of His sins and come into his heart and save him. I believe that this was probably this rich man’s excuse because he did not worry about poor Lazarus or anyone. Below there is a list of scriptures that you should read in God’s Holy Word.
a) (Luke 13:3); I tell you,” Nay, but except ye repent ye shall all likewise perish.”
b) (Ephesians 5:14); Wherefore He sayeth, “Awake thou that sleepest and rise from the dead, and Christ shall give ye the light.”
c) (Hebrews 9:27); And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.
d) (John 5:40); And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
e) (Mark 16:16); He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned.
f) (Psalms 9:17); The wicked shall be turned into Hell, and all the nations that forget God.
g) (Hebrews 2:3); How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation.
Please read and study your bible carefully. You will find that when Thomas asked the question of our Lord Jesus; “How can we know the way?.” Jesus answered him and saith unto him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6) For those of you who claim that they have an excuse, and say that they do not know the way to Salvation will not have an excuse now. Jesus said this truth so that everyone would not have any excuses when they stand before Him on “Judgment Day” and that will be very soon.
What has happened to all the true believing Churches in America and throughout this world? All of the Christian people must have been asleep because they were silent when certain groups of people had the government and the United States Supreme Court pass laws to remove God’s Prayer from all the schools in the country.
This part of our Bible Study is about the Churches. God reminds us that there are signs in the Bible that describe the world in the last days. When all of the prophecy signs begin to occur in one generation, that generation will see the end of the age. I believe that we are living in that generation and we will see those signs that our Lord Jesus speaks about in the Bible. Below are some of the signs that all believers in Jesus Christ should know and be looking and be ever watchful for them at this time.
a) In the book of Daniel he was told by the Lord that many of the Bible’s end-time prophecies would remain mysterious in their meaning until the time came for them to be understood in (Daniel 12:8-9). Now because of God’s Word in the Bible it seems to indicate that we are now living in the final days before our Lord’s return will be found in the fact that we can understand prophecies that have never been understood before. I believe that our understanding of the signs can be based upon two things which are the historical developments and technological innovations.
b) The first example is the re-establishment of the nation of Israel as a state on May 14, in the year of 1948. We should remember that the Bible tells us about the prophecies about the Jews returning and they will regather in their land that God promised them and that land is Israel. It has been almost 2,000 years, since the Jewish people were dispersed all over the world and with this event happened to them it seemed that there was no hope of ever existing again as a nation. Because of this dispersion and the prophecies concerning the end-time existence of the people of Israel were not understandable at this time frame. The same was true of the prophecies of (Zechariah 12:1-6); and (Luke 21:24); which regarded the Jewish reoccupation of the city of Jerusalem that occurred on June 7, in the year of 1967. We should remember that the signs of Israel are more important than all the rest put together, for the Jewish people are God’s prophetic time clock. Jesus Himself states in (Luke 21:24); that we as Christians are to watch Jerusalem, and that when we see the city no longer under Gentile domination, we will know that the time has come for Jesus Christ to return. We should remember that all of these signs below will point to the beginning of the Tribulation and the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. However, when we see these signs, we can be sure that the Rapture is imminent, for it will occur before the Tribulation begins.
c) Jesus said we cannot know the date of His return in (Matthew 24:36). But here in the signs, we are told to look for and make it possible for the believers to know the season of our Lord’s return. The Apostle Paul makes this very clear in (I Thessalonians 5:2); and (I Thessalonians 5:4-6); where he said, “For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are neither of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.”
d) I believe that somewhere on this earth, there are true Churches and our Lord Jesus Christ does know His own. They are the ones that have repented of their sins and they are the same ones that has called upon the name of Lord Jesus and ask Him to save them. God has true servants who are faithfully. Proclaiming the end-time warnings to those who will listen. We should all be paying attention to these end time warnings because the Lord Jesus is about to return for His Church. I believe that we are living in the last days right now. We need to be witnessing the “Gospel,” to all those who are not saved. God inspired His prophet Amos to tell us this in God’s Holy Word. “Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?” (Amos 3:7-8).
e) Today there are staggering events that I believe are on the immediate horizon. These events are also prophesied in the Bible. Did you know that one-fourth of the entire Bible is devoted to prophecy? When the Apostle Paul wrote; “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long suffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers. And they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.” (II Timothy 4:2-4). Does your Pastor preach the full message of the Bible? Does he regularly explain, the scriptures and make clear to you and your loved ones, which is the powerful end-time prophecies of the Bible? The Bible lists many specific events for which true Christians should be watching. These events will soon clearly demonstrate that humanity is at the very end of this present age and the age of man’s rule over the earth under the influence of Satan the Devil. (Revelation 12:9).
f) I believe that there are many religious leaders and they are talking about the “end times” on all of the prophecy programs that I have been watching on television every week for the last four years. Who is telling you the specific events for which you should watch? Who is helping you to understand the real meaning behind the traumatic upheavals in the weather? What about the terrorist attacks and the awful wars in the Middle East and elsewhere that are increasingly threatening all over this world?
God’s Holy Word gives us advance warning about these terrible events that will happen and these are signs of the end time. I ask the question, Are you ready to meet your God? If your answer is, I am not ready for the Lord Jesus to return yet and I am not real sure about my Salvation, then I urge you to be sure and read the Salvation Message at the end of this Bible Study. Don’t forget it is very important to me because this why I serve my Lord Jesus. This is why I warn the lost and tell the people that are not saved about the Gospel. Don’t forget His name is Jesus and He is the only one that can forgive you of your sins. Remember our Lord Jesus died and shed His blood upon that Old Rugged Cross so that all of us could go free. Remember you must repent of your sins to Jesus and He will save you because He loves you and does not want anyone to die in their sins and wake up in Hell.
g) In this verse, Jesus said; “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32). Again, if you are to abide in our Lord Jesus Christ’s “word,” who is really making that word, “come alive?” Who is continually quoting but not from the secular writings of this world. But from the inspired word of God? Who is constantly challenging you: “Prove all things; and hold fast that which is good” (I Thessalonians 5:21)?
Perhaps the most basic instructions of Jesus Christ are these words; “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” (Luke 4:4). Also God’s true Church must necessarily acknowledge this most fundamental of all Christian teaching. Church leadership, and individual Church members, may not yet be perfect, but they must at least acknowledge that God’s word is the basis for knowing the ultimate Truth their Creator intended. For without the Bible and without the inspired instruction from God Himself in His inspired word, then all that remains are the billions of human opinions of “This is the way I feel!” or, “This is how it seems to me.”
If God does have a “True Church,” on this earth, it must acknowledge the inspired authority of the Bible, and must base its teaching solidly on that foundation. The Apostle Paul was inspired to write; “But if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the “True Church,” of the living God. And the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15). Again, What is the Truth? Jesus said in your Bible; “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth” (John 17:17).
The Apostle Paul tells us that true Christians are those who compose the “True Church” which are the “fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God. They have been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, and Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone” in (Ephesians 2:19-20). Then the writings of the apostles and the prophets are not human opinions or “feelings” and must be the basis of doctrine and practice.
Paul’s inspired statement about the “True Church” and being the pillar and bulwark of the Truth is enormously important. For through God’s Church, the people should come to understand the supreme purpose for mankind’s existence. They should learn in detail about God’s great plan for humanity and how He is working out that plan. They should come to understand the vital one-fourth of the Bible that is prophetic.
They should then grasp the real meaning of current events as they relate to Bible prophecy. This will make their newspaper reading and world news viewing on television truly “come alive.”
The members that have been saved are the “True Church of God” who will know how to follow Jesus’ command; “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36). The truly converted people will then have the divine protection of God Himself during the horrifying Great Tribulation that Jesus Christ specifically prophesied would occur just before His return in (Matthew 24:21-22). The true Christians are members of the “True Church,” that are learning the full Truth. They will be spared from the horrifying “hour of trial” that will soon descend on this earth. This is the promise our Lord Jesus Christ will give to the people in the Church. “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth” in the Book of (Revelation 3:10).
The true Church is composed of people who have genuinely surrendered their lives to God through Jesus Christ. They will have proved to themselves the existence of the true God, who is the Creator of Heaven and Earth. They will have proved to themselves that they are the literal inspiration of the Holy Bible and will have dedicated themselves to following Jesus Christ’s instruction. Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” (Luke 4:4). And they will certainly have proved for themselves that Jesus Christ of Nazareth was God in the flesh. And that Jesus died to pay the penalty of the sins for all humanity. Our Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead after three days and three nights in the grave (Matthew 12:40). He now sits at the right hand of “God the Father” as our active High Priest, making interactions for all of our prayers. He is the living Head of the Church and soon to come back to this earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
The real Church with truly converted people will surrender to our Lord Jesus Christ as “Lord and Savior” for He is the one and only whom they will obey. I believe that the people that belong to the Lord Jesus are living within them while the Holy Spirit is guiding and teaching them spiritually each day (Galatians 2:20); and they will strive to live by the teachings of God’s Holy Word the Bible. The true “Born Again Believers” in our Lord Jesus Christ are the people who make up the true Church of God.
Remember, if you are willing to “get real and serve the Lord Jesus Christ in His ministry,” you should be willing to listen to what God’s Holy Word the Bible actually says. God (Jehovah), does have a True Church here on earth, and His Church is made up of all different kind of people. This true Church is also made up of those who call upon the name of Jesus and have truly repented of all of their sins. They must ask the Lord Jesus Christ to save them from their sinful and wicked ways that they have been living in. Then Jesus will write their name in the, “Book of Life” and you belong to Him because God the Father has promised Him this, and the Church is also His Bride. I also believe that the “True Church” is genuinely preparing its members for eternal life with Jesus their Lord and Savior. Also the “True Church” is genuinely doing the Work of our one and only true God (Jehovah). The “True Church” has several notable “signs” in today’s world. The first key identifiers are clearly mentioned in the Bible. This will show any sincere, discerning person where “God’s True Church” is, and if they are willing to listen with an open mind, to what our God has to say to them. The second key identifier is about most current religious are confusion, and many people become turned off by what they call, “organized religion,” and then they decide to stay at home and worship God alone, with their family or with a few other people. Is there anything wrong with that? The answer to this question is yes, I believe that God’s Holy Word tells us that “we are not to forsake God and we are to assemble ourselves together in the House of God.”
I also believe that there are many sincere people who try to justify the practice of forming a “stay at home church,” and this is very definitely wrong for many reasons. This is totally not biblical, except in a very few extreme circumstances. There are some extreme circumstances; such as a person being handicapped and have no way to get to church. Another reason that they could not attend church and that was because they were old sickly. There are sometimes those people who gossip or tell falsehoods about other church members. We as Christians should confront these problems and put a stop to this type of behavior before someone gets hurt. As Christians, we should know that old “Devil is the god of this world,” and he will never stop at nothing until our Lord Jesus throws him, the False Prophet and the Antichrist back into the lake of fire brimstone and they shall be tormented day and night forever and ever.
There is one more thing that is very important to tell and to warn all the people that are not saved here at this point of time. If you are going to a church that does not preach the message of Salvation. Then I must advise you to “Get out as fast as you can.” Because you and maybe your whole family are in danger of losing your precious souls. You and your loved ones are bound to go to that place called Hell, which was prepared for Satan and his angels. Let me remind all of you that the end of life as we know it could come to an end at anytime. I ask you that same old question that other Christians have asked you, “Why not ask the Lord Jesus to come into your heart and save you right now?” Please believe me I have been a Christian for over 44 years now, I can tell you I have known my Jesus as my personal Savior and this was the best decision that I have ever made in my life. You might ask me why. Because I now have a Savior that cares and loves me because He paid the price with His precious blood on that Old Rugged Cross for my sins and sins of this whole world. We have a home in Heaven for all eternity because Jesus died for our sins. Now anyone can have a home in Heaven for all eternity if they repent of their sins and call upon the name of Jesus Christ and ask Him to save them.
Those who truly believe the Bible understand that Jesus Christ was the “light” whom God sent into the world. He was our example, and His apostles were also used as examples, once they were fully converted. What was the inspired example of Jesus Christ? “So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, Jesus asked His disciples here “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets” in (Matthew 16:13-14). But Peter answered: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Then Jesus continued: “You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). Then Jesus here said very plainly that He would build a “Church” which simply meant in the inspired Greek language a “group” or “crowd of people.” Jesus called it “My Church” is not just any group or crowd or church. Also throughout the “New Testament,” God clearly indicates, again and again, that His people is “His Church” and would be small in number during this age, and would often be persecuted. Jesus Christ said; “You did not choose Me, but I chose you, If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you” (John 15:16-19).
Wherever they are, it is obvious that God’s true people do not truly “fit” into this world and its society. For Jesus continued; “If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you And Jesus called His people the “little flock” Now in this verse Jesus said; Fear not, “little flock” for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you this Kingdom (Luke 12:32).
In this verse Jesus said; “Enter in at the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there be who go in that way. Because narrow is the gate, and hard is the way, which leads to life, and there are few who find it (Matthew 7:13-14). Remember, only a few go in through the straight-gate. Only a few understand and are part of God’s True Church today. Please notice; “Not everyone who says to Me, “Lord, Lord,” shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Matthew 7:21). Jesus plainly stated that His true people must be obedient to the Father’s will. They must do what God the Father commands.
I believe that is is important that, we as Christians, need to know why the the Lord Jesus Christ instructed the Apostle John to write about the 7 Churches in the book of Revelation. Now as I began to study and try to understand God’s Holy Word, here in this great book of His Word. The first important event that I know was that after the seventh church in chapter three; which came to its end in Chapter 3, of this last book of the bible which is called Revelation. Now to my surprise I began to research the rest of the book of our bible. Then I found that the “True Church” was not ever mentioned again until chapter 19 of this book of Revelation.
Did you know that the Church, which is not mentioned again until we read more about it in (Revelation 19:1-6)? In chapter 19, I believe this chapter is one of the most dramatic scenes in the entire Bible. That is the “True Church” which is the Bride of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is the guest of honor at the “Marriage of the Lamb” in Heaven in the book of (Revelation 19:1-10); and the “True Church” will also return with our Lord Jesus Christ in His triumphal, “Second Coming,” and we can read all about this event in (Revelation 19:11-21). This is the only chapter in the New Testament where this word “Alleluia” is found, and it appears four times. The people mentioned here are distinct from the other beings in Heaven, for they are singing a song that includes the mention of Salvation. This scene incorporates all believers, which includes the Old Testaments Saints also. The “True Church Saints,” and the Tribulation Saints, together they join in this great chorus that is proclaiming, “Alleluia.”
In the verses in the book of (Revelation 19:7-10); we see that the Marriage of the “Lamb” and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb “in Heaven of (Revelation 19:1); are evidence of the “True Church” being in Heaven prior to the return of Jesus Christ to earth. We see that Jesus Christ is the Bridegroom at the Marriage and His Church is His Bride. The word “Church” appears nineteen times in the book of (Revelation 19:1-3); and does not appear again until chapter (Revelation 22:16); and this is emphasizing the absence of the “True Church” from the earth during the judgments in the book of (Revelation chapter 4); and through (Revelation chapter 18).
The first mention of the word “Church” in Scripture is by our Lord Jesus Christ. There is no record of Jesus Christ using the word anywhere in the four Gospels except the three occurrences that was in the book of Matthew. In the verses of (Matthew 16:18); and (Matthew 18:17). The Lord, Jesus Christ regularly referred to the coming kingdom, and this was the focal point of His teaching, and the continuation with the unanimous proclamation of the Old Testament prophets and the forerunner of Jesus, which was John the Baptist in (Matthew 3:1-2). When Jesus stood in Caesarea Philippi at the foot of Mount Hermon and made the remarkable prophetic claim, “I will build My church; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” in (Matthew 16:18), it was here that His description went beyond any visible, physical organization on earth. This prophecy of “Christ’s Church” is carefully defined by the apostle Paul as a “mystery,” which from the beginning of the ages (eternity past), has been hidden in God” in (Ephesians 3:9). But the “True Church” is not a continuation of Judaism, nor is it to be identified with Israel. The future tense (Matthew 16:18); and the “mystery” in (Ephesians 3:1-10); which require the establishment of the Church to commence after the earthly life of our Lord Jesus Christ. But where can we place the beginning historically?
The Lord Jesus Christ, who was designated to be the, “Head of the Church,” had commissioned the Holy Spirit to be the key to the beginning of the Church, the body of Christ. In the upper room, during His passion week. The Lord Jesus Christ taught His disciples concerning the Holy Spirit in (John 14:17). And just a few days before the “Feast of Pentecost,” then the resurrected of the Lord Jesus Christ reminded the apostles of the Father’s promise that, “you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now” in (Acts 1:5). But shortly after, God breathed on these same disciples in special preparation for their upcoming ministry as the foundation of the Church that was to come (Ephesians 2:20); and He said to them; “Receive the Holy Spirit” in (John 20:22).
Here was the precise event that inaugurated the, “True Church” on earth it was the advent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. On this day, the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, from His position of authority as “Head of the Church,” joined all believers into one body and placed them in the care and safekeeping of the Holy Spirit during their sojourn on earth in (I Corinthians 12:13). This event was celebrated with miraculous signs and wonders appropriate for such an awesome occasion in (Acts 2:1-12). And just as the beginning of the Church was the object of significant prophecies, so the completion of the Church will be supernatural and spectacular. Also, just as the Church itself was a mystery hidden in God, until the revelation in the New Testament, so the completion of the Church is a mystery in (I Corinthians 15:51-52). About five years earlier, the Apostle Paul had stated the same truth to the Thessalonians concerning the rapture of the Church in (I Thessalonians 4:15-17). “Our gathering together to Him” (II Thessalonians 2:1); which will include all who by faith are in Christ Jesus. It may occur at any moment. There is no prophesied event that must take place before the Lord Jesus returns for all believers and those who are ready and those who are not in (Matthew 25:1-13). Also here the apostle John exhorts, and said, “And now, little children, abide in Him; that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming” (I John 2:28).
When Jesus appeared to John on the Isle of Patmos, the first part of His revelation was seven letters to the messengers of seven specifically named churches in Asia which John was familiar. For much of his ministry had been conducted throughout that area in (Revelation chapters 2 and 3). There were more than seven churches in the region, only seven were chosen by Christ to receive messages. The order in which the messages are presented is not likely to be the order in which these churches would be visited by a traveler. Many dispensational scholars believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, selected these seven churches in this particular order, to prophetically suggest the major trends in church history. This is not a universal belief. A study of history reveals that the Church has gone through seven basic periods or stages. Please read about the 7 Churches below that were located in Asia Minor while the Apostle John was on the Isle of Patmos.
II) Introduction: This last part of our bible study is the seven letters that the Lord Jesus Christ dictated to the Apostle John about the seven churches in chapters 2 and 3 in the book of Revelation. And these letters were addressed to the churches in Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. If we had visited these churches, here’s what we would have discovered.
a) The first Church was called “Ephesus,” and here are some facts and a little bit of history about the “Church of Ephesians.” This Church represents the apostolic time period, which did close out around A.D. 10. This Church was named Ephesus and it is known as the “Loveless Church.” These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, which was the Lord Jesus Christ. All the Pastors belong to our Lord Jesus Christ, that is, if they truly are of the Lord Jesus Christ. Who walks in the midst of the seven golden candle sticks. Now I tell you that Jesus Christ is the “Head of the Church.” (Colossians 1:18) In the book of (Revelation 2:1); the message to Ephesus the church at the end of the apostolic age. Each letter is addressed to the messenger (Angel) of the church to be read in the local assembly (Revelation 1:3). And we know that Ephesus was the capitol of Asia at this time and was the capitol of heathen idolatry in (Acts 19:1-40). Paul had established this church about 40 years before this letter to Ephesus was written. This church was spiritually “on fire” and it was in the midst of the most pagan cities of Asia. Jesus commended them for their good works. Jesus also condemned them for leaving their first love. There are three New Testament books written around this church, (Ephesians) and (II Timothy). Prophetically this church represents the apostolic church from the days of Christ to 170 A.D. Jesus is represent, holding and keeping in (Jude 1:24); and (I Peter 1:5); the seven stars are the (angels-messengers) in (Revelation 1:20); in his right hand and (security) in (John 10:28-30). Yes; the Lord Jesus walks in the midst of the church at Ephesus. The Church in Ephesus can be found in this last book of God’s Holy Word of the bible (Revelation 2:1-7). The church in Ephesus was hard-working and persevering. They had no tolerance for wicked people or for false apostles in their midst. They had endured great hardships for Christ’s sake without growing weary. In spite of these commendable characteristics, they had a serious flaw: They had left their first love (verse 4). Over time, service for Christ had replaced love for Christ. This was the Lord Jesus’ Christ message. Remember your starting place; repent; return to the foundation of your spiritual life.
b) The Second Church is called “Smyrna” and is a “Persecuted Church,” (A.D. 100-316). Here are some facts and a bit of history about the Church in (Revelation Chapter 2:2); Jesus said, I know thy works. I tell you it is repeated to all Seven Churches; it implies Divine knowledge. And thy labor, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil. They are the ones that have departed from the true Doctrine. And thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars. Also this can present the Doctrinal soundness of the Ephesians Believers. Here is the message to Smyrna the church that was under persecution. Our Lord Jesus tells the church of Smyrna I know your works, your tribulation, and your poverty, (but you are also rich). I know of your blasphemies of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are of Satan. The Lord Jesus tells them to not be afraid of any of those things which they are about to suffer. Jesus also tells them to be faithful until death and He will give them a crown of life. Again Jesus tells us in verse eleven that who ever has an ear, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. (Revelation 2:11). The Church was about forty miles north of the city of Ephesus. This city is not named anywhere else in the New Testament. The “Church of Smyrna” has for its root meaning bitterness, and this means Myrrh, the anointment associated with death. Prophetically this church represents the persecuted church from 170 A.D. to 312 A.D. The Lord Jesus is represented in the church as the first and the last (Revelation 1:17); (Revelation 3:14); and (Revelation 22:13); which was dead, and the man Jesus died for our sins in (I Corinthians 15:3-4); and is alive forever more. Remember the name of Jesus is the Living One, a name ascribed to Jehovah the only true God of Israel. Please read this scripture in (Revelation 1:18). The Church in Smyrna can be found in the last book of God’s Holy Word of the Bible (Revelation 2:8-11). If the church in Ephesus represented the first-century apostolic Church, the church in Smyrna represented the suffering Church under the Roman emperors. The church in Smyrna suffered faithfully as evidenced by the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ said nothing negative about this church. Had we been there, we would have witnessed a church releasing the fragrant aroma of Christ in the midst of intense hardship.
c) The Third Church is called “Church Pergamos” known as a World Church in the years of A.D. 316 to 800. The “Church Pergamos” hast borne, which means that they set a course, and did not deviate from that course. Also they hast patience. They continued to believe even when things were not going well for them. And for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. They were diligent in their efforts, and they would not quit. Also this is the message to the “Pergamos Church,” which is known as the compromising church. The Lord Jesus tells the “Church of Pergamos” I know your works, I know where thou dwellest, and even where Satan’s throne is. But I have a few things against you, because thou has them that worship the doctrine of Balaam, and thou has cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel. Also to eat things that were sacrificed unto idols and to commit fornication. The Lord Jesus also tells them to repent, or He will come unto them quickly and destroy them with the sword of His mouth. Our Lord Jesus warns them to hear what the Spirit has to say unto the churches. Jesus said to him that shall overcome I will give him to eat of hidden manna, and also a white stone that has a new name written on it which no man knoweth, except the one that received it. A bit of history about the “Church of Pergamos.” Pergamos was a wicked and idolatrous city where idols were worshiped publicly with sexual and perverted practices. Prophetically the church represents a worldly church brought together by Constantine in the years of 312 A.D. to 606 A.D., when Boniface III, was crowned “Universal-Bishop” in the Harlot Church. The sharp sword represents the Words of Jesus. Please read the scriptures in the books of God’s Holy Word (Ephesians 6:17); and (Hebrews 4:12); and (Revelation 2:16); and (Revelation 19:15). The Church in Pergamum can be found in (Revelation 2:12-17). In spite of living in a city dominated by satanic influences, the Christians in Pergamum did not deny their faith. However, Christ criticized them for allowing sexual immorality to gain a foothold. This was a church that needed to “repent” lest the offenders suffer the judgment of Christ. Faithfulness is required both in doctrine and in practice.
d) The Fourth Church is called the “Church Thyatira” and it was a Medieval church in the years of 800 to 1517 A.D. The Lord Jesus said; nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Now I tell you that something is wrong, despite their zeal. Here the Lord Jesus tells this “Church Thyatira” it is because thou hast left thy first love here. But you have not “lost” your first love, but rather you have “left” your first love. It refers to a departure from the Cross, and is so serious that it will lead the Church to ruin unless Repentance is forthcoming. The Apostle Paul once commended the Church at Ephessus for its love for God and others. Please read this verse in the book of, (Ephesians 1:15). Many of the church founders had died, and many of the second-generation believers had lost their zeal for God. They were a busy Church and the members did much to benefit themselves and the community, but they were acting out of the wrong motives. We as Christians should always remember that the work for God must be motivated by your love for our Lord Jesus Christ or it will not last. The Church in Thyatira can be found in (Revelation 2:18-29). In the spirit of the Old Testament queen Jezebel, sexual immorality had also infiltrated the church in Thyatira. But the Lord Jesus Christ’s warnings were severe for those involved; and suffering, even death. To those not involved in immorality, Christ makes a promise: the right to rule with Him in His kingdom when He returns. There are judgments for sin and rewards for faithfulness.
e) The Fifth Church is called the “Church Sardis” which was risen of the state church in the years of 1517 to 1750 A.D. The Lord Jesus said unto this “Church at Sardis” that they should remember therefore from whence thou art fallen. They had fallen from Grace. They had stopped depending on Jesus Christ and the Cross. Please read the following verse (Galatians 5:4). Then you should repent, and go back and do the first works. This is what I believe that our Lord Jesus means. He is reminding us to go back to the Cross and remember just what Jesus did for the whole human race on that Cross. It was because He died for us that we could go free. Our Lord Jesus said; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent of your sins and come back to Me. We as Believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, know that He is the source of the Light, but the Cross is the means. They are to come back to the Cross, or else the Light will be removed. Now, we that have been “Born Again” and have been washed in the precious blood of our Lord Jesus and Savior, I say unto you; if this is not true and you think that you can deceive the Lord Jesus, which is to lie to Him, then Jesus Christ will, “remove your lamp stand from its place.” Which would mean that the Church would cease to be an effective Church. Just as the seven-branched candlestick in the temple gave light for the priests to see. The Churches were to give light to their surrounding communities. Jesus Christ warned them that their lights could go out. The Lord Jesus Himself would extinguish any light that did not fulfill its purpose. The Church has to repent of its sins or that Church will never grow in our Lord Jesus Christ and that Church will die spiritually. The Church in Sardis can be found in this last book of God’s Holy Word of the bible (Revelation 3:1-6). The message to the church in Sardis is one that could apply to the Church in any age. “Wake up!” in (verse 2)! This church had a reputation for being spiritually alive but was really spiritually dead. They had received and believed the truth but were letting it slip through their fingers. They needed to “hold fast and repent” (verse 3) and strengthen their grip on what they had been given from God. They also received a promise: Those who overcome and stay faithful will receive eternal blessings.
f) The Sixth Church is called the “Church of Philadelphia.” The church was a Missionary Church in the years of 1750 to 1900 A.D. The Lord Jesus said unto them; but this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. Here the word “Nicolaitanes” means “Laity Conquerors.” There are Preachers who exploit the people instead of spiritually developing them, which all false doctrine does. And I tell you that the Lord Jesus hates this, and we should hate this also. The Nicolaitanes were believers who compromised their Faith in order to enjoy some of the sinful practices of the Ephesian society. The name “Nicolaitans” is held by some to be roughly the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew word for “Balaamites.” Balaam was a prophet who had induced the Israelites to carry out their lustful desires. Please read this verse in the book of, (Revelation 2:14). When we want to take part in an activity that we know is wrong, we may make excuses to justify our behavior, saying that it isn’t as bad as it seems or that it won’t hurt our Faith. I tell you that our Lord Jesus Christ has strong words for those who look for excuses to sin. The Church in Philadelphia can be found in the last book of God’s Holy Word.(Revelation 3:7-13). The church in the “city of brotherly love” was the only other church about which Christ had nothing negative to say. This church was given a great open door for ministry in Asia Minor. They were faithful to the Word and name of Christ; they had no room for satanic deceivers who attempted to infiltrate. Because of their faithfulness, Christ promised to keep them from the hour of trial that would come upon the entire earth in (verse 10). This is an ancient church the modern church should imitate.
g) The Seventh Church is called the “Church Laodicea.” The Church is called the Apostate Church in the years of 1900 A.D. to the future?. The Lord Jesus saith to them that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches and to him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. Here the Holy Spirit is saying that the Church must come back to the Cross. The Christian can be an over-comer only by placing his Faith exclusively in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Cross, which gives the Holy Spirit latitude to work. Please read the verse in the book of(Genesis 2:9). The two trees had been in the Garden of Eden, the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Now eating from the tree of life brought eternal life with God; and eating from the tree of knowledge brought a realization of good and evil. When Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge, they disobeyed God’s command. So they were excluded from Eden and barred from eating from the tree of life. Eventually evil will be destroyed and everyone will eat from the tree of life and will live forever. This is the believers or saints that have been saved by their Faith and their belief in Jesus Christ’ when He paid the price on the Cross by death and resurrection for all mankind. Also, do you remember reading about the kingdom parables in (Matthew chapter 13); and church epistles in (Revelation chapters 2 and 3); which describe the course of this present age, and suggesting a relationship between these two sections of Scripture. The parable of the sower and the church at Ephesus represent the age of the apostles, and portray the failure of leaving one’s first love. The parable of the evil seed and the church at Smyrna show the full persecution by the enemy. The parable of the mustard seed and the church at Pergamos reflect the professing church becoming a state institution under Constantine the Great. The unclean birds (nations) find shelter there. The parable of the leaven and the church at Thyatira are the medieval church. Her abominations are a reflection of the woman Jezebel, the harlot who corresponds to the woman in the parable of the leaven. The parable of the hid treasure and the church of Sardis, having a reputation of being alive but being dead, reflect the age of the state church where the church belongs to the One who has purchased the field. The parable of the pearl and the church at Philadelphia show the ideal church, and the one pearl being the ideal body of Christ. The parable of the dragnet and the church at Laodicea reflect the judgment of God to come. The Church in Laodicea can be found in this last book of God’s Holy Word of the bible (Revelation 3:14-22). The most dramatic words to any of the seven churches were delivered to the church in Laodicea. This church was neither hot nor cold; they were “lukewarm” and tasteless, as it were. If they were food or drink, Christ would have vomited them out of His mouth (verse 16). They saw themselves as rich and self-sufficient; in reality, they were “wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked” (verse 17). Jesus Christ was at the door of their church, knocking, hoping to be invited in. What a sad picture! Unfortunately, this church may be like many at the end of this age.
Now someone could argue that some parables or epistles may overlap, but the major themes illustrate the course of this present age. As one surveys the history of the last two millennia, it is possible to see how these prophetic allusions may have been fulfilled. But this one sign of the Lord Jesus Christ’s soon return is the fact that we are at the end of the age according to these two passages. They are the “Rapture of the Church” and “God’s Final Judgment”. The only prophetic events that remain to be fulfilled in this age.
A practical application of the message to the “seven churches” can be made on an individual basis. We can readily see that these seven churches comprise seven methods of attack by Satan on the Church or attack on individual Christians within the “True Church.” No matter whatever age the Christians may live, he should take unto himself “the whole armor of God” (Ephesians 6:10-18); and to “resist the devil” (James 4:7); and (I Peter 5:9).
Now just because these churches existed in the first century, we can see their traits mirrored throughout Church history. As we draw nearer to the “Second Corning of Jesus Christ,” let us profit from our Lord Jesus Christ’s evaluations of these churches. Let us strengthen our churches by strengthening our own lives.
Now it’s time to return from the past to the present and apply lessons of three timeless themes in Christ’s letters to the churches: love, life, and loyalty.
Well by now I guess that most of the people that visit the web-site are wondering just “WHY” is Brother Frank so concerned about “Lost Souls” all over the world. That is an easy question for me to answer. It is because of the great love that my Jesus has for all humanity and His “Plan of Salvation” to save all who call upon the name of Jesus and then all you have to do is repent of your sins, and just ask Him to come in to your heart and live with you and teach you His ways of the eternal way to Heaven. I believe that we are living in the last days right now. Because of the signs that are happening in our country and the rest of the world right now. God’s Word speaks about the Signs in the book of (Matthew chapter 24); the book of (Daniel chapter 9); and in the whole book of (Revelation chapter 6 through 20). God tells about “Bible Prophecy” all through the Old Testament. In Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Joel, and many more books of the bible. Please read about the “Olivet Discourse” that Lord Jesus Christ recorded for us below in the book of (Matthew chapters 24 and 25).
a) The most complete account of the “Olivet Discourse” is recorded for us in the book of (Matthew chapters 24 and 25). The two chapters were primarily written to show Jesus’ offer of the kingdom to Israel, their rejection of it, and why Jesus did not usher in the kingdom at that time. After our Lord Jesus Christ predicted that the temple complex would be torn down stone by stone, the Disciples Peter, James, John, and Andrew approached the Lord Jesus privately, and posed two questions in (Matthew 24:1-3). The first question was asked by the Disciples: “When will the temple complex be destroyed?” The second question was asked by the same Disciples: “What will be the sign of Jesus Christ’s coming and the end of the world or age?” The first question is answered in Luke’s account and was fulfilled in A.D. 70 of the book of (Luke 21:20-24).
b) Many Bible Scholars believe that the answers to the second question, concerning our Lord Jesus Christ’s “coming” and the end of the age should be viewed in an entirely Jewish context. In other words, the disciples were asking questions as Jews and not as “the foundation of the Church” but they were thinking of the end of the age in (Ephesians 2:20). According to this widely accepted interpretation of the Lord Jesus Christ’s analogy of the signs and “the beginning of sorrows” and “birth pangs” and “sorrows” in (Matthew 24:8); which relates solely to the first half of the coming, “Seven-Year Tribulation.” Then the Disciples would understand “the gospel of the kingdom” as being a proclamation that the “Messiah,” was coming to reveal Himself fully as Israel’s king.
c) The premillennial prophetic thought generally agrees, that the “signs” culminate during the first half of the Tribulation, which is leading up to the abomination of desolation, or the Antichrist claiming to be God inside the rebuilt Jerusalem temple. The unquestionably, last half of the Tribulation is described in (verses 15-26), are leading up to the “Glorious Coming” which ends the Tribulation and introduces the Millennial Kingdom. But some interpreters, however, say that the (verses 4-8), also forecast the course of this entire present dispensation, and this age often referred to as the “Church Age.” These incidents of False Christs, worldwide wars, the famines, and earthquakes are believed to have increased and intensified in recent times. Some people see these signs to indicate that the whole process of the Rapture, the Tribulation, and the glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ are imminent and very near.
d) According to some prophetic writers, the illustrations and thrust of (verses 32-51), deal with the godly believers and the wicked at the end of the Tribulation and therefore do not apply to the Rapture.
There are others that suggest that, the beginning in (verse 32), and when the Lord Jesus Christ fills in further details of the end of the present age and describes the Rapture. Also even if the latter half of (Matthew 24); it does not specifically speak of the Rapture, but there are the appeals to “watch” and “be ready” for a sudden “Coming of Jesus Christ” are applicable to believers today in (Matthew 24:42-44); and (Matthew 24:46); and (Matthew 25:13). Therefore the “Church Age,” in (Matthew 25:1-13); would also be in view in this part of the Olivet Discourse.
As I begin to bring this important Bible Study to a close, I was wondering just what would our Lord Jesus Christ would do or say to all the unbelievers in this world as of today. Also what would the Lord Jesus say to all of the people that are “not sure that they are saved” at this time. As I begin to think about the end of time has almost ran it’s course, I look up at the computer moderator on my desk where I work on the Bible Studies for the web-site and to my surprise, it was on chapter 24 of the book of Matthew. In chapter 24 our Lord Jesus tells about eight different events that were going to happen at the end of time. Jesus Christ tells about the return of the King and the Temple building being destroyed. Jesus talks about Daniel’s seventieth week of years in (Daniel 9:27); and the end of time which you can read in (Mark 13:5-13); and (Luke 21:8-11). Then Jesus tells about the middle of Daniel’s seventieth week of the abomination of desolation; and you can read about these events in (Mark 13:14-18); and (Luke 21:20-23). The Lord Jesus tells about the great tribulation (the latter half of the week) and you can read about these events in (Mark 13:19-23); and (Luke21:23-24); (Psalms2:5); and (Revelation:714). There is another very important event which is the King’s return to earth as the close of the Tribulation and you can read about this event in the books of (Mark 13:24-27); and (Luke 21:29-33). These scriptures are very important for all the unbelievers to read. But I believe that our Lord Jesus Christ can tell everyone just what to expect at this terrible time in the book of (Matthew 24:1-51); I urge you to read all of (Matthew 24:1-51); as the Lord Jesus is speaking to the “unsaved people” to give them one last warning about the end of time. Because our Lord Jesus Christ is about to return at any given moment now. This could be your last chance to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Please take the time to read all of these scriptures. As I close, it is my prayer that everyone that reads this message of hope will give your Heart to the one and only one that died for your sins. No matter what you have done Jesus still loves you and He wants to save you from all the terrible things that are in the book of (Matthew 24:1-51). You must believe that He is warning everyone. Also I believe that if you listen to His Words here, you can hear our Savior Jesus talking directly to you, I believe that our Lord Jesus is telling you to come Home and be with Him at His Wedding Feast and you will never ever want for anything else. Because you belong to Him. The Lord Jesus says that He will always love you. He will take care of His Church; which is called “His Bride” for all eternity, and throughout all of the ages of time.
Here are the warnings that I believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is telling all the people that are sinners and have never asked Him to come into their heart and save them. Then ask Jesus to come into your heart and save you right now. I promise you will never be the same person again because you will have the Holy Spirit to love you and guide you and teach you the Holy ways of God. Also you will have a home in Heaven for all eternity. So please listen to His Words and His warning to you as you read the scriptures below.
1) And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. (Matthew 24:1);
2) And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. (Matthew 24:2);
3) And as he sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the “sign of thy coming,” “and of the end of the world?” (Matthew 24:3);
4) And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. (Matthew 24:4);
5) For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. (Matthew 24:5);
6) And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. (Matthew 24:6);
7) For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. (Matthew 24:7);
8) All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Matthew 24:8);
9) Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. (Matthew 24:9);
10) And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. (Matthew 24:10);
11) And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. (Matthew 24:11);
12) And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. (Matthew 24:12);
13) But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (Matthew 24:13);
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. (Matthew 24:14);
15) When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, and (whoso readeth, let him understand). (Matthew 24:15);
16) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains. (Matthew 24:16);
17) Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house. (Matthew 24:17);
18) Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. (Matthew 24:18);
19) And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! (Matthew 24:19);
20) But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath Day. (Matthew 24:20);
21) For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. (Matthew 24:21);
22) And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. (Matthew 24:22);
23) Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. (Matthew 24:23);
24) For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. (Matthew 24:24);
25) Behold, I have told you before. (Matthew 24:25);
26) Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. (Matthew 24:26);
27) For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. (Matthew 24:27);
28) For where so ever the car case is, there will the eagles be gathered together. (Matthew 24:28);
29) Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: (Matthew 24:29);
30) And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Matthew 24:30);
31) And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. (Matthew 24:31);
32) Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh. (Matthew 24:32);
33) So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. (Matthew 24:33);
34) Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. (Matthew 24:34);
35) Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. (Matthew 24:35);
36) But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. (Matthew 24:36);
37) But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. (Matthew 24:37);
38) For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, (Matthew 24:38);
39) And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. (Matthew 24:39);
40) Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. (Matthew 24:40);
41) Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. (Matthew 24:41);
42) Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. (Matthew 24:42);
43) But know this, that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. (Matthew 24:43);
44) Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. (Matthew 24:44);
45) Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? (Matthew 24:45);
46) Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. (Matthew 24:46);
47) Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. (Matthew 24:47);
48) But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; (Matthew 24:48);
49) And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; (Matthew 24:49);
50) The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of. (Matthew 24:50);
51) And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 24:51);
The main reason I am teaching this lesson on why America and the Whole World needs a World Revival. It is because that my God told me to warn all of the world that He was about ready to come and get “His True Church”. There has been over 240,000 people that has visited the web-site which represents 195 countries. So the plan that I have is ready to put into motion. If everyone of the Christian people on this web-site loves the Lord Jesus like I do, then I urge each one of you to try to get two or three of your family members or your friends to think about giving their heart to the Lord the only one who can them from spending eternity in Hell. You should try to explain this terrible place and you will want to turn in your bible to the story of the rich man and the beggar named Lazarus found in (Luke 16:10-31). Tell them about the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Why He died upon the cross and shed His precious blood for their sins just so they could have eternal life in Heaven. You can prove this by turning in you bible to the book of (Revelation 22:1-27).
Then just ask Jesus to save you and He will because He does not want anyone going to Hell. Why? Because Hell was made for the Devil and his angels “not for man.” Now there is just one more easy thing that I would ask of those friends that use the web-site. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE ABOUT HOW YOU SHOULD TELL A FRIEND ABOUT HOW TO GET SAVED. I personally ask you to just copy the message that I have written below. I recommend to you that you make yourself an extra copy of this Salvation Message; and always carry it in your pocket. I believe that by making yourself an extra copy it will give you the desire to serve our God and be prepared at all time. You will be telling the “Gospel” which is also called the “Good News.” If you will do this good work now, then God will reward you in your new home in Heaven. May our Lord Jesus Christ always watch over you and your family and keep you safe. Maranatha! and Maranatha! and Maranatha! (May God Bless you Always).
a) The main reason or purpose of teaching this lesson on why America and the Whole World needs a World Revival is to tell the Gospel of our Lord Jesus and to warn all people of their destination of their souls and hopefully help them hear the “Good News” of Jesus whether they are saved or lost. Now I believe, by studying God’s Holy Word we can have a better picture of Heaven and Hell. Also it is my prayer and hope that everyone can understand a little more about their new home in Heaven and of what God’s future plan is that He has in store for them for all eternity because our Lord Jesus Christ loves us and does not want anyone to go to that place called Hell.
b) I remember when someone would ask me a question about the book of John in the bible. This was in my early Christian life, but most people would avoid answering any questions about this book. But some people would just shake their heads and were to afraid to discuss anything about their future or just what might happen to them. Some people would say that they have never read anything in the bible but the four Gospels. But some have said that they cannot understand anything that the Scriptures are saying to them.
c) So this is why I have tried to outline each of the verses with the help of the Holy Spirit, and I hope that anyone; whether they are a believer in Jesus Christ, (Saved), or if you are an unbeliever in Jesus Christ, (Lost) and don’t know who our Savior Jesus Christ is. It is my hope and prayer that you try to read and study the books of the four Gospels and that everyone will always keep an open-mind to them because these books are God’s Holy Word. Remember that God loves you and this last Book of the Bible in called Revelation and it is all about your future, and where everyone will spend the rest of their life at. I have to tell you the “Truth.” Not all of the people will spend Eternity with our Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven. Only the Born Again Believers that have accepted Him as their Savior will be with Jesus Christ in a new home in Heaven. But all of the people that have rejected Him and are not saved will spend all Eternity in a place called Hell with Satan and his angels. A third of the angels followed the Devil when he tried to overthrow God and take His place in Heaven. There is one very important thing that I would like to tell you. And that is our God, (Jehovah); love you and He made man and woman and He has always loved you because you are just part of His creation when He created everything in the beginning which all started in the Book of Genesis. Now because of His great Love for us He does not want anyone to spend all eternity this place called Hell. It will be your choice if you decide to go there for all eternity.
d) As a Christian, I am concerned about your soul and where you will spend all eternity at. So just remember that we all have two choices in this life, and the first one is that you should realize that you are a sinner and on your way to Hell and that is because of your unbelief in Jesus and His finish Works on the Cross where He died and paid the price for all of our sins.
e) The Second choice is that when you call upon the name of Jesus Christ and ask Him to come into your life and save you. Then if you confess your sins to Him and you are sincere about where your soul will spend eternity. Then our Lord Jesus will write your name in the Book of Life. By this act you are on your way to a place called Heaven and that is because of what Jesus done for all mankind on the Cross. We should never forget that Jesus paid the price by shedding His precious Blood and there He died willing so that all mankind could go free.
f) Remember, all you have to do is just sincerely pray a simple prayer like this one here. “Please God, I know that I am a sinner. And I confess to you my sins and I ask you, Jesus to save me right now. I will turn away from my sins and place my Faith in you as my Lord and Savior. I believe that Jesus died on the Cross for all of my sins. Jesus I am sorry for all the wrong that I have done and I ask You to forgive me. I now accept Your gift of eternal life. Thank You for Your love, for your forgiveness, and a new life in My Savior, Jesus Christ. Now from this day forward, I choose to follow You. In Jesus precious name, Amen.”
g) You should share your faith in Jesus Christ with other Christian friends. By becoming a Christian, this is your first step on that long life’s road of a spiritual growth and your service to sharing God. The second step is to follow Jesus Christ in a believer’s baptism by immersion in water and joining a local church that teaches the true Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
h) We as believers in our Lord Jesus Christ should remember that “Salvation” is simple, but it’s not cheap. It cost Jesus Christ everything so that Salvation could be offered to us freely. God has provided Salvation on a basis, which permits anyone who can make their own decision to have it. If Salvation could be received on the basis of education, multitudes would be excluded. If eternal life could be had on the basis of wealth, a great number would still be left out. If being saved were dependent upon one’s moral perfection, everyone would fall short. God has made His salvation available on the basis of a personal faith which even a child can exercise. This way all must come to Him on the same terms (Romans 3:9-10); and (Galatians 3:22). Paul said, “For by grace are ye saved through faith”; and that not, of yourselves; it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9).
i) Also I would just like to say, I believe that all the scriptures are very important to all of God’s people and every Christian should know and keep them in their heart. I believe that our Lord Jesus said these scriptures in the book of (Matthew 22:37-39). Then one of Pharisees ask Jesus a question and he called Him Master. Which is the great commandment in the Law? Then Jesus said unto him, “Thou shalt love the Lord, thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” (Matthew 22:37); Now in verse 38, Jesus said, “This is the first and great commandment.” (Matthew 22:38); Here in verse 39, our Lord Jesus said, and the second is like it.
j) “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” (Matthew 22:39); Also our Lord Jesus said, this in verse 40, “On these two commandment’s hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:40); Remember we that are believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, and know Jesus as our own personal Savior should always obey these commandments. Also we should give Him praise and thank Him every day of our life. Why? Because Jesus shed His precious blood on that old rugged Cross so that we all could be free and have eternal life with Him in Heaven. But while we are waiting we must be telling everyone about God’s Salvation Plan. And that plan is called the “Gospel” or the “Good News,” this is the job of every born again believer that calls Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior.
k) Now in the book of Matthew, in chapter 28, these scriptures tells us that the disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them to go. (Matthew 28:16); and when they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. (Matthew 28:17); and Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All authority is given unto me in Heaven and in earth. (Matthew 28:18); In verse 19; Jesus said, go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, which is Jesus, and of the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19); Also in verse 20, Jesus said, teaching them to observe all things, whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world, (age). Amen (Matthew 28:20)
l) I believe that God’s plan of Salvation has run its full course, and it will be evident then with even more clarity than at the present of God, (Jehovah) has not allowed a word to fall to the ground. As Jesus Christ said while on earth. “Till Heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” (Matthew 5:18). And all that know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior, said, come quickly, Lord Jesus. Maranatha! Maranatha!
m) I believe that it is a great honor to tell about My Lord Jesus Christ and what He has done for all humanity and me. Once again I believe that it is my job to tell the Gospel of our Lord Jesus and to warn all people of their destination of their souls and hopefully help them hear the “Good News” of Jesus whether they are saved or lost. And there is no other name given to man that you might be saved and that name is Jesus. Also neither is there “Salvation”, in any other; for there is no other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be Save in (Acts 4:12).
n) Please listen to my concerns if you are not saved; because I tell you the “Truth” there is no other one that has come to this earth from the Father, (God), to take your place because of your sins and your wick-ways that you have sinned against the One and Only God, (Jehovah). And His precious name is “Jesus Christ,” but some people in the Old Testament call Him the “Messiah”. Now Jesus came to take our place for our sins. Here He laid down His life and He suffer and died in our place upon that Old Rugged Cross. Then our Lord Jesus Christ was buried in a borrowed tomb for three days and nights. And on the third day He rose to victory over death and the grave and defeated that old Devil, which he is also called Satan too.
o) Here is the important part; our Lord Jesus Christ does not want anyone to go to this place called Hell. Why? It is because He “Loves You” and that is why Jesus came to this wick world, and to save everyone that called upon His name “Jesus,” and also you must confessed your sins to Him. Remember the Lord Jesus already knows what is in your heart and if you are not sincere in your conversion to Him. Then Jesus will know if it’s real, because He knows what is in everyone’s heart. I ask you to read and believe what the Lord Jesus said to His Disciples in the book of John, (Chapter 14). Here are the six verses that our Lord Jesus spoke to them about Heaven and Himself. First, Jesus said to them; “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” Second, Jesus said, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” Third, Jesus said, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” Fourth, Jesus said, “And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.” Fifth, Jesus said to, “Thomas, and he said unto Him, “Lord,” we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?” Sixth, “Jesus said unto him, “I am the way”, (I am) “the truth,” and (I am) “the life;” “no man cometh unto the Father,” “but by me.” (John 14:1-6);
p) I would just like to tell the whole world that I believe every word that my Lord Jesus Christ has to say in the King James Version of the Bible. He is the Same Yesterday and Today and in Him is the One and Only True Gospel, that tells all humanity to just call upon the One and Only name of Jesus and He is the only one that has the power to save anyone that is lost in their sins. Also all of those False Religions Leaders that claim to be a god or be just like Jesus and have the power of life and death they are Deceivers and liars. History tells all of us that all of these False Religions Leaders that claim to be a gods are still dead and still buried in their graves. And the only time that they will come out of their Grave will be at the Judgment Day to face our Lord Jesus Christ and be punished for all of their sins and wick-ways at the White Throne Judgment by Jesus Himself.
This concludes our bible study about why “America and the Whole World needs a World Revival”. We should remember that the time for our Lord Jesus Christ’s return is very near. If you are a born again believer in Jesus Christ, you can be assured that you will not have to endure the pain and suffering of the Great Tribulation hour. There is much to be said for those who continue to turn their backs on our Lord God, and for those who choose to live out their own agendas. We as Christians know that God’s Word tells us that “Now is the time of Salvation.” We that are born again believers know that our Lord Jesus Christ is coming soon. Then we will be caught up to meet Jesus and all of those that died and knew the Lord as their Savior will also meet Him in the air. After a period of time we shall all return with Him as He establishes His millennial Kingdom. Remember there are too many signs which are happening right before our eyes. I believe that these signs are pointing to the time of the end. Just remember that the last book of the Bible that the Apostle John wrote is called the book of Revelation. This great book has finally been unsealed and revealed for all those who have eyes to see. I believe that the time is just right for our Lord Jesus Christ’s to return for His Church. So it is my prayer and my hope that your heart is right with our Lord and Savior and you have repented to God for your sins. I hope and pray that you are “truly saved” and know that there is no sin in your life, because when you stand before the Lord Jesus Christ to give an account of the good and bad things that you have done in this life, He is the one who knows your heart. He is the one and only judge that will decide your destination on where you will spend all eternity at. The only two destinations that are available to all of us is Heaven or Hell. Now Will you hear Jesus say, to you; “Well done” “enter in faithful servant,” (Matthew 25:21). Or will the Lord Jesus say, “I never knew you:” “Depart from Me,” “ye that work iniquity,” in (Matthew 7:23). I believe that the last words that our Lord Jesus will say to anyone that is not saved will be the most-sad words that you will ever hear from Him. Please repent of your sins before this happens and then serve your Lord Jesus, while there is time left here on earth. I would just like to say to all of the unsaved people that if you follow the example of our Lord Jesus Christ and His Apostles by serving Him in good faith and walk a straight and narrow path with our Savior Jesus Christ. He promises all of us that has been saved that we will have a home in Heaven with Him. If you are faithful to Jesus, because He is our one and only Savior of the world. We must serve Him with all of the time that we have left in this old world. Believe me the rewards that Jesus has for us is out of this world. Once again, I thank you for saving us from that place called Hell. Thank you for giving us Your Great Salvation Plan. My prayer and hope is for all humanity to come and repent of their sins to our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Your Brother in Christ,