“God’s City of Refuge”
The Jews, in almost two thousand years of dispersion among the nations, have often needed a hiding place to protect them from those who seek to destroy them. The scriptures teach that in the last days after they have returned to the land of Israel they will need a very special hiding place or place of refuge. Why? Satan and the Forces of Darkness will once again make a supreme effort to put an end to the Jewish nation, for all time. This will be especially true during the Great Tribulation, a time frame described in scripture as the time of “Jacob’s Trouble”. I believe the Lord has provided a special hiding place for the Jews living in the land of Israel, and that hiding place is the ancient city of Esau, “the city of Petra”.
In scripture, the biblical names are “Mount Seir” and “Sela”. It is also known as the city of Esau, the capital of the Edomite.
Now the Jewish persecution has been going on for almost two thousand years among the nations of this world. However, in the last days, at the time of the end, the persecution will become so severe the political leaders of Israel will make a pact with the devil in an endeavor to have peace with the Muslim nations of the earth. This peace treaty will be negotiated by a man known in scripture as the “Antichrist”, the soon coming World leader. Now concerning these treaty the world’s political leaders, I believe that will force Israel to accept this peace treaty.
(The scripture records the following):
“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: (7 years) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” (Daniel 9:27)
During this time frame in history, Israel will be permitted to rebuild the temple on the Temple Mount adjacent to the “Dome of the Rock”. Israel would not endeavor to rebuild the Temple today because of the rage from the entire Muslim world. However, during the reign of the Antichrist, he will control the Muslim rage and animal sacrificial services will be reinstituted. The duration of the treaty will be for seven years. However, in the midst of the week (after 3 ½ years) the Antichrist will break the treaty, and then try to kill every Jew in Israel who does not accept him as the world Messiah.
(The Abomination of Desolation):
If you are a Jew living in Israel, it is very important for you to be able to identify this great sin that the Antichrist will commit during this time frame in history. This great sin is described for us in the following passage.
“Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” (II Thessalonians 2:4)
Now if you ever wondered what the prophet Daniel was referring to in (Daniel 9:27), now you know.
When the seven year treaty with Israel is broken, armies of the Antichrist both human and (demonic angels) will move into Israel. With no army to protect them, the Jews only hope of escape is to flee at this time. Concerning this time frame in history, the Lord Jesus Christ gives the Jews of Israel the following instruction.
“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand): Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house. Neither let him that is in the field return back to take his clothes.” (Matthew 24:15-18)
The desecration of the Jewish house of worship will be the signal for the armies to move against Israel. Jerusalem will be internationalized, so beyond a doubt UN troops will be in the city. Please remember, the UN was created for the specific purpose of creating a “One World Global Government”, so beyond a doubt the Antichrist will have a contingent of UN troops inside the city when he commits the “abomination of desolation”. Homes will be pillaged, the women raped. Any Jew caught along the route of the march will be shot. No wonder Christ taught they were to flee to the mountains, without returning home for a change of clothes.
By looking at the map of the Middle East, the Jews will not be able to flee to the west, because only death would await them in the Sinai Desert. And neither will they be able to flee into Lebanon, Egypt, or Syria, as it is from these nations the Antichrist will launch his invasion into Israel. Therefore, their only means of escape will be to the southeast in the rugged mountains east of the Negev Desert, in what is today southern Jordan. It is still a wilderness today, as it was when Moses led the children of Israel through this region over 3,500 years ago. When David fled from Saul, he took sanctuary in Petra. When Babylon destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple, some Jews escaped to Edom and Petra according to Josephus. When the Romans destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple in 70 A.D., those Jews who escaped fled to the desolate and barren Dead Sea area, including Bozrah and Edom.
In our world today, Israel is attempting to negotiate peace with the Muslims by surrendering land for peace. This is a total waste of time, for it is not the size of Israel that has the Muslims in a rage but the existence of Israel. Sad as it is to say, Israel will never find peace until the return of Israel’s Messiah to the earth.
Jesus Christ and the prophet Daniel were not the only men of scripture that warned Israel concerning this time frame in history. In the book of Jeremiah, the prophet records the following:
“For, lo the days come saith the Lord, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to there fathers, and they shall possess it.” (Jeremiah 30:3)
Thus we know from this passage of scripture, Israel does not exist as a nation and a people in the land that God gave unto their fathers because it is the will of man but because it is the will of God. The prophet goes on to record the following:
“And these are the words that the Lord Spake, concerning Israel and concerning Judah. For thus saith the Lord; we have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. (Jeremiah 30:4-5)
Why does Israel tremble and fear? Because of the following passage.
“Alas! For the day is great, so that none is like it: it is the time of “Jacob’s trouble”, but he shall be saved out of it.” (Jeremiah 30:7)
Why is Jacob having this trouble? The prophet answers this question in the following passage.
“For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of host, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers will no more serve themselves of them:” (Jeremiah 30:8)
When Israel signed a covenant with the Antichrist, the nation became a servant of Satan the Devil. It was never the Lord’s plan for his people to be servants of Satan, but to serve the Lord. Therefore, in this time frame, God is going to break the yoke that the Antichrist has placed on their neck, and burst their bonds, (free them from bondage of Satan), so they can fulfill the following passages.
“But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.” (Jeremiah 30:9)
Israel has trusted in the promises of a worthless covenant. Therefore, when the “Abomination of Desolation” takes place, the armies of the Antichrist will swarm across their borders and Israel will not be able to defend itself. As the men of Israel see their wives and daughters raped, killed, mutilated, and their homes and business destroyed, they will come to believe the Lord has forsaken them. This persecution will be the result of a global action committed by a global dictator. For this reason the Lord has provided a city of refuge, a hiding place, for his persecuted people during this time frame in history. Concerning this time frame, the prophet Isaiah gives Israel the following instructions.
“Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, shut thy doors about thee: hide thy-self as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be over-past. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” (Isaiah 26:20-21)
(Thus the Gentile global empire will be destroyed).
We know from scripture their hiding place must be near the land of Israel. Concerning this time frame, Jesus Christ gave the Jews the following warning and instruction in preparation for their flight.
“And woe to them that are with child, and them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in winter, neither on the Sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect (Israel) sake those days shall be shortened.” (Matthew 24:19-22)
The city of Petra lies 140 miles southeast of Jerusalem. Now this is one of the most rugged mountainous areas in the world, with mountains over 5,000 feet high in the Petra area. The highest point in Israel is 3,900 feet and easily accessible by auto travel. This is not the case with the mountains of southern Jordan, as there are only narrow winding paths through this mountainous area leading to the city of “Petra”. Reaching these mountains would be fairly easy for Jews living south of Jerusalem in the Negev Desert area of Israel. Today Israel has a population of over 6 million Jews, with over a million of them living in southern Israel with easy access to the mountains of southern Jordan.
(The Prophecy Fulfilled):
In scripture the following is recorded concerning the power of the Antichrist.
‘And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” (Revelation 13:7)
Nevertheless, there will be one nation that will escape the control of the Antichrist, and that nation is the modern day nation of Jordan, that lies east of Israel. We read about Jordan’s great escape in the book of Daniel, where the following is recorded.
“He shall enter also into the glorious land, (Israel) and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.” (Daniel 11:41)
In Daniel’s day there were three countries in this region of the world. There was “the land of Ammon”, “the land of Moab”, and “the land of Edom”. These three countries today comprise the modern day nation of Jordan.
Now in 1921 when “Winston Churchill” drew a line on the map of the Middle East thereby creating the modern day nation of Jordan, he made the following proclamation. Israel would have no authority over the land east of the Jordan and Dead Sea area. Did he realize he was fulfilling prophecy. One has to wonder!
Not all Jews will escape to the mountains and enter the city of refuge establish for them by God. The percentage that will live to find this refuge is recorded in the following passages.
“And it shall come to pass that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine him as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, it is my people: and they shall say the Lord is my God.” (Zechariah 13:8-9)
Once the Jews reach the wilderness in the mountains of Edom, they will be supernaturally protected from attack by the Lord. This protection will last for (3 ½ years). In addition, the Lord will provide them with food (nourishment) during this time frame in history. Although Satan will attempt to destroy them, his attack will not succeed.
The passages of scripture that best describe this time frame in history are recorded as follows:
“And the woman (Israel) fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and three score days.” (3 ½ years) (Revelation 12:6)
Once again we have scriptural proof the Lord will provide for their welfare during the last three and one half years of the tribulation.
(Satan’s Attack on the Remnant):
(This attack is described in the following passages).
“And when the dragon (Satan) saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman (Israel) that brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished (feed) time, times, and half a time, (3 ½ years) from the face of the serpent. And the serpent (Satan) cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.” (Revelation 12:13-16)
Satan’s attack against the woman (Israel) fails. However, the Jewish remnants that make it to the City of Refuge are going to be a special breed of Jews, for scripture records the following:
“And the dragon was wroth with the woman, (Israel) and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (Revelation 12:17)
From this passage we know that the remnants are going to be Christian Jews. Sequence of Events:
(The War against Gog):
This is “World War 3”, the Russian invasion of the Middle East. This invasion will be a Muslim invasion. Please remember, 13 of the 15 republics of the former Soviet Union are Muslim Republics. In addition, Russia and the Ukraine also have a large Muslim population, while the leaders of government are secular humanist. All the Muslim nations of the Middle East and Northern Africa will be Russian allies during this invasion. The most prominent are Persia- (Iran) Ethiopia, Libya, and Turkey. Read (Ezekiel 38:5-6). When this war is fought, it will take the personal intervention of Almighty God to keep Israel from being wiped off the map. God’s personal intervention is recorded as follows:
“Therefore, thou son of man, prophecy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshach- (Moscow) and Tubal- (Siberia): And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. (What is referred to in this passage are the weapons of war). Thou shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beast of the field to be devoured. Thou shall fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God.” (Ezekiel 39:1-5)
Today, the Muslims are in a rage and entire Middle East is in a state upheaval. They are also raging across the continent of Europe and in the Republics of the former Soviet Union. Why? The political and military alignment that will set the stage for the fulfillment of these passages of scripture is taking place in our world today. Do not be misled by and social, political, economic, religious, or military disagreements that exist in the Muslim world today. Why? The one thing that all Muslims agree on is their hatred for the nation of Israel. Most other nations in the world have joined them in this global hatred. Only the Bible Believing Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, has managed to contain the rage of the Muslims in America. I shutter to think what will take place in America, when this church is taken out of the way.
When this war is fought, the Muslim nations will put aside all personal disagreements in their endeavor to destroy Israel. Other UN nations will join them in this endeavor. Caution: Please do not associate this war with the Battle of Armageddon. There will be a seven year span of time between the two battles.
How many Jews will remain alive in the land of Israel, after the War against Gog is fought, only the Lord knows. However the one thing I do know, this war will be fought either just before, or immediately after, another historical event takes place known in scripture known as the “Rapture” of the Believers. This Biblical and Historic event is recorded in the following passages.
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (I Thessalonians 4:16-17)
This event will take place in the fall of the year, at the close of the Jewish Feast of Trumpets. It will be comprised of both Jewish and Gentile believers: In scripture it is recorded as follows:
“Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep (die) but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (I Corinthians 15:51-52)
Do not confuse this event with the Second Coming of Christ. When this event takes place, Christ is only coming as far as the clouds in the air. He is not returning to establish his millennial reign on the earth at this time.
With the Rapture of the believers, the stage is now set for the coming of the “One World Global Dictator”,(the Antichrist) to take his place on the world stage. With Israel devastated by the war recorded in (Ezekiel 38-39), he immediately signs a peace treaty with Israel, guaranteeing her security for a period of seven years. The signing of this treaty will usher in the seven year tribulation period.
With the beginning of the tribulation, the Lord will have “Enoch” and “Elijah” return to the earth and prophecy during the first (3 ½ years) from the city of Jerusalem. These are the Lord’s two witnesses on the earth, during this time frame. You can read the story of these two witnesses in (Revelation 11:1-12). These are the only men who ever lived on the earth that never knew a physical death.
Now, I know some men teach these two witnesses are “Moses” and “Elijah”. However, this cannot be true because of the following passage of scripture. But regardless to whosoever these two witnesses may be only our God knows and it will be alright with me whether it is (Moses) or (Enoch).
“And as it has been appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27)
Nowhere in scripture does it teach, that any who ever lived on the earth must die twice. Furthermore, concerning Moses, we are informed of the following in scripture.
“So Moses the servant of the Lord died in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord. And he (the Lord) buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor: but no man knoweth his sepulcher (grave) unto this day.” (Deuteronomy 34:5-6)
The scriptures do not contradict each other. It is the teachings of men that contradict the scriptures. Please remember, as you study Revelation chapter 11, these two witnesses are going to die, for scripture records the following:
“And when they had finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, (Jerusalem) which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” (Revelation 11:7-8)
With the death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven of the Lord’s two witnesses, the stage is now set for the abomination of desolation to take place. Read once again (II Thessalonians 2:4). This will be the signal for the remnant to flee into the wilderness of Edom. How many Jewish believers will be in the land of Israel, during this time frame in history, I know not, but the Lord knoweth. Therefore, whatever their number, the Lord will protect and sustain them during the last (3½ years) of the tribulation. “Praise the Lord”!
Today, if you are a Bible Believing Christian, you should do everything humanly possible to support the nation of Israel and the Jewish people during the current time frame in history. This is especially true as it pertains to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Why? In scripture the following is recorded.
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth: to the Jew first, and also to the Greek (nations). (Romans 1:16)
As we rapidly approach the end of the last days, we should put the Jew first where the gospel of Jesus Christ is concerned. We can do this most effectively, by financially supporting Christian ministries who are proclaiming the gospel to the Jew. In scripture the following is recorded.
“Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.” (John 4:22)
It was the Jews that gave the world the great gift of salvation. As we approach the time of the end, we must endeavor to return to the Jew, that which in the beginning they gave to each of us. The problem in much of the church world today, we have forsaken our Jewish roots.
(Signs of His Coming):
“And as he sat upon the “Mount of Olives”, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, tell us when these things shall be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and the end of the (age)- world?” (Matthew 24:3)
(Christ answered as follows):
“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and their shall be famines, and pestilence, and earthquakes in divers places.” (Matthew 24:7)
The earth has always been plagued by earthquakes. However, as we approach the time of the end, these earthquakes are going to increase in frequency and intensity as we draw ever closer to the second coming of Christ. Therefore, please consider the following:
The number of major earthquakes that has hit the earth in the past few years is almost beyond belief. In this writing we will examine only the most recent ones.
For the past ten years, a series of earthquakes has taken place inside the “Arctic Circle” measuring (1.9 to 8.9) on the Rector scale. These earthquakes are taking place almost on a daily basis. These earthquakes are heating up the waters of the “Arctic Ocean” to such an extent they are causing the Polar Ice Caps to Melt. Due to the melting of the Ice Caps inside the “Arctic Circle”, the “Arctic Ocean” became navigable for the first time in recorded history, (for a period of two weeks) in August, 2008.
The environments, led by Al Gore, are trying to convince the world that the earth is becoming progressively warmer due to the burning of fossil fuels. Therefore, they say, the burning of these types of fuels will cause the Polar Ice Caps to melt. However, history records the teachings of the environments are not true, as winters of 2007-2011 were some of the coldest winters in recorded history.
My answer to the teachings of the environments is recorded in the following passage.
“While the earth remained, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22)
It goes without saying, none of the earthquakes taking place inside the “Arctic Circle” are reported by the News Media. Why? It goes against the teachings of the global environments. How can we convince the world that the earth is becoming progressively warmer, if the Polar Ice Caps are being melted by under sea, earthquakes.
1) The first major earthquake repotted by the news media hit New Zealand in July, 2009. It measured 7.8
2) The next hit Haiti on January 12, 2010. It measured 7.0.
3) The next hit Chile in March, 2010. It measured 8.8.
4) The next hit China on April 14, 2010. It measured 7.1.
5) The next hit New Zealand on September 29, 2010. It measured 6.4.
6) The next hit Chile January 2, 2011. It measured 7.1.
7) The next hit Chile February 11, 2011. It measured 7.0.
8) The next hit New Zealand February 22, 2011. It measured 6:3.
All of these earthquakes were major earthquakes, causing hundreds and sometime thousands of human lives, and causing millions of dollars in damages.
9) And last but not least, the next hit Japan on March 11, 2011. It measured 9.0, triggering a Tsunami, followed by a Nuclear Meltdown. No one knows at this time what the final death count will be, but the economic impact will run into the billions of dollars. We need to pray for this devastated country and its people, as they struggle to recover from the greatest natural disaster in Japan’s history.
10) There has been at least 16 more earthquakes hit the country of Japan in the last 2 months that measured 4.5 to 7.0 on the Rector scale.
These are but a few of the major earthquakes that have hit the earth in the past few months. As you can plainly see, they are indeed increasing in frequency and intensity, as we draw ever closer to the “Second Coming of Christ”. “These quakes are indeed signs of his Coming”.
Jesus Christ, was not the only one that warned man of increasing earthquakes in the last days. These earthquakes point to the Coming Tribulation Period. Concerning this time frame the prophet Isaiah records the following:
“Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of host, and in the day of his fierce anger.” (Isaiah 13:13)
Consider the following: – The earth’s magnetic pole shift caused Tampa airport officials on January 6, 2011, to close the primary runway at Tampa airport. The runway remained closed until January 13. This pole shift forced the airlines to recalibrate their GPS systems to compensate for the shift. During this time frame, thousands of birds were plummeting to the earth, and fish were dying by the hundreds of thousands all over the world. With runways at airports being closed, fish dying by the hundreds of thousands, and birds falling out of the sky, can anyone doubt, the Lord is indeed shaking both heaven and earth just as Isaiah prophesied?
The great unanswered question is this: Did the pole shift trigger the earthquakes, or did the earthquakes trigger the pole shift? You tell me!
(The Coming California Quake):
A friend of mine in Arizona sent me an email, informing me of a Fox News interview of Geologist Jim Berkland. He is predicting a Major Quake will hit California on March 19th,
20th, or 21st. This quake could measure as high as 10.1, and will happen on the day of highest tide, full moon, and equinox, which will take place this weekend. I have no idea if Mr. Berland is right in his prediction. However, if he is, we won’t have long to wait. Even if Mr. Berkland is wrong, does not mean California has escaped this clear and present danger.
After the quake that has just hit Japan, a quake hitting California would come as no surprise to me. Sooner or later, The Ring of Fire will have to come full circle. All experts agree, that sooner or later, the big one will hit California. If it does measure 10.1, the devastation could easily surpass Japan, and we too could be confronted with a Nuclear Meltdown or crisis. California has several Nuclear Power Plants built within a few miles of the coast. Will these nuclear plants be able to withstand a major quake like the one that hit Japan? Only time will tell!
(The Road Map to Peace):
Ever since the days of the Carter administration, and continuing on through the Obama administration, the Federal government has planed to create a Palestinian State inside God’s Holy Land. The plan consists of dividing the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem, thereby creating a Palestinian state. “President George W. Bush” gave this peace plan a name, and called it the “Road Map to Peace”.
In September 2011, the “UN”, “EU”, Russia, and the United States plan to have a “UN vote” on the creation of a Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital. If the United States votes in favor of this resolution, this will mark this nation for judgment. Why? Scripture teaches the following:
“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, (that’s the Muslims) when they shall be in siege both against Judah (that’s the West Bank today) and Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: (that’s the nations of this world at large) all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered against it.” (Zechariah 12:2-3).
The ambassadors to the United Nations had better heed this warning. This is especially true for America, for we are the authors of the Road Map.
For the sake of our nation, I’m asking all that read this writing to join me in prayer. Please pray, that our UN ambassador does not vote in favor of this resolution.
For a Bible Believing Christian, we live in one of the most exciting time frames in all of history. Many ancient prophecies are being fulfilled in our world today, and all of them point to the soon coming of our Lord. Until that day, please join me in prayer, by fulfilling the following passage of scripture in your personal life.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.’ (Psalm 122:6)
This first part is about “God’s City of Refuge” and is written by “Ralph Tankersley” and he wants to warm all of the unbelievers about the terrible times that are coming soon.
In the service of our Lord,
“If the Lord Jesus Would Come Today Where Would You Spend Eternity At?”
I would like to ask you a question about the condition of “your Soul”. If you were to die before this day comes to an end; “where would your Soul spend eternity? Now this is probably the most important question in your life. Would you like to ask Jesus to save you now? If so just keep on reading and the next few verses will tell you how to be saved.
Now all you have to do is just sincerely pray a simple prayer like this one here. “Please God, I confess to you my sins and I need Jesus in my life right now. I will turn away from my sins and place my Faith in your Son Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Amen.”
Then you should share your Faith in Jesus Christ with other Christian friends or a pastor. Now 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.
1)Remember what Jesus said to Thomas in (John 14:6) I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
2)Neither is there Salvation in any other; for there is no other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12) (And His name is Jesus)
(What Shall I Do To Inherit Eternal Life?)
We as Christians 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 everyone is reduced to the same level in the eyes of God and 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) Below you will find some scriptures in the book of Romans that can lead you through the Romans road to Heaven. Please take the time to read the questions below and study God’s Word and may God bless you always.
1) Who is good? (Romans 3:10); as it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.
2) Who has sinned? (Romans 3:23); for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
3) Where did sin come from? (Romans 5:12); Wherefore, as by one-man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.
4) God paid the price for sin. (Romans 6:23); for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
5) We all have a way out. (Romans 5:8); But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
6) What must I do to be saved? (Romans 10:9-11); that if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved.
7) For with the heart man beliveth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
The main reason or purpose is to tell the Gospel and to warn all people of their destination of their souls. Also as believers in Christ we want to help all people hear the Good News of Jesus whether they are saved or lost. Now by studding 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 and what He has in store for them for all eternity.
Now just what is God’s future plans are for all mankind? Now some people just shake their heads and are scared to what the future holds for them. They say that they can not read this book and understand anything that the Scriptures are saying to them. So I have tried to outline each of the verses with the help of the Holy Spirit so that anyone; whether you are a believer in Jesus Christ (Saved) or an unbeliever (lost) and don’t know who our Savior Jesus Christ is. It is my prayer and hopes that when you try to read and study the Holy Bible you will just let the Holy Spirit lead you in His truth and spirit.
Now remember that God loves you and this Book is about your future and where everyone will spend the rest of their life. Now 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 a place called Hell because of your “unbelief” in Jesus and His finish Works on the Cross. The second choice is that then you call upon the name of Jesus Christ and ask Him to come into your life and Save you: then you are on your way to a place called Heaven because of what Jesus done for all mankind on the Cross. He paid the price by shedding His Precious Blood and dying there so that all mankind could go free.
This salvation message is written by “Frank Rose” and I hope that this letter about God’s Salvation Plan will help open your eyes to God’s will. I believe that we are living in the last day and our Lord and Savior can come any moment now.
You’re Brother in Christ