“Trumpets preparing to sound” Part #1

“HO, (means listen closely to hear an announcement) every one that thirsteth, Come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy and eat; yea, Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Wherefore (Why) do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken (listen) diligently unto me, and eat that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness (abundance). 

Incline your ear, (HEAR) and Come unto me: Hear and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people. Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not,and nations that knew the not shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near;

LET the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him RETURN unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55: 1-7

This is yet another invitation, the invitation that is mirrored in Revelation 22:17: And the Spirit and the bride say, Come, And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” 

I have been really stressing that one and it should look very familiar so we have established that God has indeed sent that invitation out since the fall of man, through the prophets of old, through his disciples, through his minister of fire, and through the deaths of an untold number of those martyred through the centuries for the Word of Christ, and those who are even today being martyred for the testimony of God, choosing death rather than a life requiring them to deny the one true God, and with every one of those deaths, that call is becoming increasing louder, that call is screaming, Come! 

Their deaths are not going unnoticed, God is aware of every one of them,, as Jesus promised that not one hair will perish, even death can not destroy the life he has created.

He himself,as God, told us through the prophet Isaiah to Come, repent, knowing as David knew, that He is merciful and wants to save all who are willing to be saved.

We have discussed the gathering of the church, the rapture, the day in which Jesus will call the dead from their graves and those who have remained faithful to his truth, from this earth, to hide them, if you will, for but a moment, while things get done the “hard way”.

Remember we can do it the easy way or the hard way, and unfortunately, it looks like for billions it is gonna have to be the hard way. It is hard to fathom how a country could turn so far from God and especially at such a horrifying speed.

But nevertheless, my friends, it has happened and as we have studied in great detail the urgency of which those unrepentant have been welcomed and warned, we must now study what will befall earth.

Not just one country, not just pagan nations, not just the baby killing God haters who refuse salvation because their hearts have been turned through their own hatred to pure blackness, not just this group or that group, but these judgments will come upon the entire earth.

To start us out on this journey, I want to back it up a bit, in Revelation, a few verses before our final invitation is given in unison from the Spirit and the bride.

Revelation 22:10.11:“And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings (words) of this book; for the time is at hand.

He that is  unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.”

He told John to not seal up the Book, meaning that his word and his warnings would be there, available for all, who will, to read for themselves that they would know that time is at hand, and whatever state they are in, that is the state in which they shall remain.

And there are always people scoffers, (as the Bible calls them) who will want to argue with you, “Well, I have heard that all my life and it hasn’t happened yet.”

Good for them! Good for them to have been born into a generation before seeing these things come upon earth, but they can not argue the facts of the state of degradation this world is now in.

Or argue, that just by watching any news program we can see daily all the signs Jesus told us we would see at the end time, all the unrest of nations, all the earthquakes, all the sickness, all the woes of those birth pangs that we were foretold, so that we would know that that time is near.

Before we get too far into this, because it will be a progressive series dealing with the coming judgments, let me give just as a refresher for the societal attributes that are now running amok and are effectively bringing down that divine judgment, I have used all  these in posts past but we’ll add the here so you will have a cohesive picture to compare as to the world around us, and also I never want you to take my word for it, I write these verse straight from the King James Bible and ask that you take your Bible and go along and read them also so that God can lead you to other scriptures he may have for you.

So here we go:

Romans 1:28-32: “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient (fitting)

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornifaction, wickedness, covertness, maliciousness, full of envy, murder, debate (strife), deceit, malignity (evil-mindedness); whisperers,

Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful (violent),proud, boasters,inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 

Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable (unforgiving),unmerciful;

Who knowing the judgment (righteous judgment) of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in (approve of) them that do them.”

I think the one that has stood out the most to me is “without natural affection”, it’s like people have lost all sense of decency, not even remotely caring about anyone else, I have been appalled by all the abortionists bragging about having abortions, screaming about their rights and wanting to murder a baby at nine month tern when anyone else killing that child would be charged with the murder that it is, and the disregard for life allowing the assisted suicides of people at a whim, and God is still definitely holding earth accountable for all that blood.

But you can just read that list for yourself and take a look around and you don’t need me to tell you this is real, written long long ago, so that we now, would know what we are seeing when we see it.

The bigger problem is this, we have been seeing it.

Ezekiel 33:3-5: “If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.

He heard  the sound of the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him; But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.”

As God originally gave out these warnings, he expressly said that it his will for the wicked to repent, and I want to give you that verse also.

Ezekiel 33: 11 (a&b):” Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn ye, turn ye, from your evil ways;…”

We’ll start here, where part of these judgments were handed down and then go from there  and tie it up in Revelation in our series as we study these things.

But what I want you to notice here is that the judgment against original Babylon was also prophesied against spiritual Babylon the Great. that would be a great nation at the end of days.

Jeremiah 51: 33-64: ” For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon is like a threshingfloor, it is time (when it is time) , to thresh her; yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.

Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me ,he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates (delicacies), he hath cast me out.

The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and my blood  upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say. 

Therefore thus saith the Lord; Behold, I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance for thee; I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry.

And Babylon shall become heaps (a heap of ruins), a dwelling place for dragons (Jackals), an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.

They shall roar together like lions: they shall yell (growl) as lions whelps.

In their heat (excitement) I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the Lord.

I will bring them down  like lambs to the slaughter,like rams with he (male) goats.

How is Shesach (code word for Babylon) taken! and how the praise of the whole earth surprised (is seized)! how is Babylon become an astonishment (desolate) among the nations!

The sea is come up on Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof. Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man (no living person) dwelleth, neither does any son of man pass thereby (gone forever).

And I will punish Bel (pagan deity) in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall.

My people, go ye out of the midst of her and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the Lord.

And lest your heart faint, and ye for fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumour, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.

Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do (bring) judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: Her whole land shall be confounded (ashamed) , and all of her slain shall fall in the midst of her.

Then the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing (sing joyously) for Baylon: for the spoilers (plunderers) shall come unto her from the north, saith the Lord.

As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall all the slain of all the earth. 

Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the Lord afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

We are confounded, because we have heard reproach: shame hath covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of the Lord’s house.

Wherefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will do (bring) judgment upon her graven images: and through all her land the wounded shal groan.

Though Babylon should mount up (ascend) to the heaven and though she should fortify her strength, yet from me shall spoilers (plunderers) come unto her saith the Lord.

A sound of cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans.;

Because the Lord hath spoiled (plundered) Babylon, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered;

Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for the Lord God of recompenses shall surely requite (repay).

And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains (governors),and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall all sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is the Lord of hosts.

Thus saith the Lord of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labour in vain, and the folk in (nations, because of) the fire, and they shall be weary.

The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seriah  the son of Neriah , the son of Maaseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judea into Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. And this Seriah was a quite prince (quartermaster).

So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should (will)  come upon Babylon, even all the words written against Babylon. And Jeremiah said to Seriah, When thou comest to Babylon, and shalt see, and read all these words;

Then shalt thou say, O Lord, thou hast spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be a desolation for ever.

And it shall be , when thou hast made an end of reading this book, that thou shalt bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of the Euphrates: 

And thou shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.”

Please stay with me for this series and we’ll look at the mirror images of this prophecy in Revelation and go forward studying end time events.

Φλογιζω NBJ 2021/ Rev. N. Brown Johnson

 

“As a thief in the night…”

“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

But know this, that if the goodman (master) of the house had known in what watch (hour) the thief would come, he would have watched, and would have not suffered (allowed) his house to be broken up (into)

Therefore be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” Matthew 24:42-44

It has been on my heart to do a series of posts on what’s going on the world and what will come to pass as much of my ministry has been geared toward what we love to call the Apocalypse but actually this will be a day of rescue freedom for those who suffer in this world.

So many have turned their backs on the true Gospel;, rejecting it because in their thinking they just can’t “accept” a God who will bring judgement to earth for the sins committed theiren, but to me that is even more proof of just how far we have fallen.

Once upon a time a sermon on fire, brimstone, and the wrath of a Holy, righteous God was exactly what was needed to persuade people to repent, I myself, repented for that exact reason, such as many of us have, when faced with the truth that God is real, Hell is real, and only Jesus can save us from the eternal damnation that our sins have brought us in danger of. Now it is harder than ever to get people saved because the world has been brainwashed in the me, me, me mentality. It is all about them, what they want, what they feel that they “deserve” and if scripture says otherwise they will simply refuse to even acknowledge God unless they can find a candy coated congregation to coddle them, kiss their butts and make them feel all better while allowing them to continue in sin. God does not play that and we have long ago reached this scripture from Romans 1:24 “Who changed (exchanged) the truth of God into (for) a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more (rather) than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” 

And to understand how this happened we can back up to Romans 1:22: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”

And as we see all the turmoil in the world escalating daily, with the decline of American values due to the spiritual wickedness that allowed, even encouraged, demanded, and passed into law it is now time to look ahead and study a little bit about the events that will follow if this course of human dissent is not soon everted, if there is still time to plead for a delay in these events that will come to pass.

As I have said before this was written long ago, prophesied as warnings by the prophets of God, warning us through his word to take heed because we could fall, and we could repent, God would be gracious if we were to change our ways, but we were also warned of a generation to come that would not heed those warnings and that generation would fall, and what a mighty fall it would be.

Not only the warnings of the great falling away by the church, people giving themselves over, worshipping themselves, the creature rather than the Creator, forsaking the commands and laws of God in exchange for their own version of what they deem right.

The warnings of pestilence and natural disasters that Jesus told us of, the warning of those who kill God’s very chosen while proclaiming that they are killing them on behalf of God, which by the way, never be discouraged by this, God will avenge the death of all his saints and those who worship their false idol that they proclaim to be their god, will one day bow at the feet of Jesus, along with the rest of creation and confess that he is the true God, and nothing will prevent this from happening.

We go on to the signs and wonders, the end time  events and earthquake that will be so forceful, earth will literally rock on it’s axis

We will have the anti-Christ demanding to be worshipped, no one without his mark will be able to buy or sell, not even purchase one morsel of food, starvation will run rampant, and when all else fails and there will be those will not worship him and those who refuse will die, God after removing his people from this earth, I will give you some scripture on that in a bit, but after his people are removed, he will begin to send the plagues from the book of Revelation and the destruction of spiritual Babylon is tied in with all of it, it is a separate judgment on that country because it’s wickedness polluted the entire earth when it’s purpose had been to spread the Gospel and shine a light to the nations and then we will have the battle of Armageddon, and I promise you all those today that are killing, slaughtering innocent people in the name of their religion will be defeated along with all who wish to stand against Jehovah God and his chosen the country Israel and his children and the innocent of this earth.

And then Jesus Christ will reign on this earth and it will be a whole new ball game, and even those who refuse to believe now and who think they are somehow better than the God who created them will finally understand, that is part of that humility that God asked his people to have when he told them to pray and humble themselves and he would heal their land.

It’s kinda like the old cop shows sayings, you know, “You can do this the easy way or the hard way.” And I am so afraid for millions it will be the hard way and we’ll be doing some major posts on just how hard the hard way is going to be.

And I do want to take a minute to address the persecuted and those who will be persecuted, 

God sees your pain, your sorrow and he has given you a great promise, Revelation 2:10,11: “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer; behold, the devil shall cats some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days; be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

He that hath an ear; let him what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh (perseveres) shall not be hurt of the second death.” 

Remember Jesus commended his spirit into the hands of the Father and Stephen asked the Lord to receive his spirit as they were stoning him,  many of us have died, have been martyred all through time, William Tyndale was burned at the stake and many others persecuted so that we could have the Bible’s we take for granted today, the church was built on blood, the blood of those who were willing to give their life for what they know to be the truth and that life given from this earth will be eternally resurrected in a glorious immortal reign with Christ, the happiest thought that I do believe that had ever entered into my mind is this, they can kill us but they can only kill us once!

That is it, one time, and as Jesus told us the second death, they death that those who tormented God children, if they do not repent, will face that second death and eternal damnation in a lake of unquenchable fire and it will be forever.

But for those who die in him, e said this, Luke 21:12-19: “But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up into the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.

And it shall turn to you for a testimony. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to mediate what ye shall answer (think about what you will say to them) 

For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay (refute) nor resist.

And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, kinsfolk, and friends, and some of you they shall cause to be put to death.

And ye shall be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. But there shall not an hair of your head perish. In your patience possess ye your souls.”

He is telling us to have that patience, patience in the afterlife, that even if they kill us, we will be resurrected, just as he resurrected and he is so specific that he even tells us not one hair will be lost, nothing can be lost that he can not recreate and resurrect!

Isn’t that an awesome feeling!

So we got that one covered, let’s get to the next group in our refresher course here, shall we? This is classic.

“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them which sleep in Jesus (died in Christ), will God bring with him.

For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent (proceed) them which are asleep (dead) .

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump (trumpet) of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first.

Then we which are alive and remain (holding true to God) shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet in the air, and so shall we wever be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17

So where are we going and a better question yet, is why are we going?  For those answers, let’s look at another promise.

“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience (my command to persevere)I, also will keep thee from the hour of   temptation (trial), which shall come upon all the world, to try (test) them that dwell upon the earth.” Revelation 3:4

This will be the last chance for people to decide who they will worship, we either live for the Lord or the devil, there is no middle ground,we are just foolish enough to believe that there is, this is why in “professing themselves to be wise they became fools”.

So when all this happens Jesus will rapture his people, those who have believed and committed, and confessed Christ will be spared all the horror that will take place on this earth.

But those who are still willy-nilly and wishy-washy in their commitment making will see all these things come to pass and that testing begins as the anti-Christ demands the entire world worship him and they will have to decide death to this life and eternal resurrected life or life in this world, and eternal damnation.

And since everyone is constantly screaming about wanting their own way and their own choices, they will indeed have it but it is going to be horrible, and not buying, selling, or the other torments the anti-Christ will enact will still in no way compare the wrath and judgment God is going to pour out on those who choose to follow the devil and his leadership, the anti-Christ.

So now we know that those who die in Christ will be resurrected at the rapture of those Jesus spares from the end time tribulations, so now to hear the why.

The beginning of this is what happened and the second is the Lord’s mercy. Dig the asterisk,  please pay special attention to those verses.

“Lord, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out (whispered) a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.

Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs (sharp pains); so have we been in thy sight, O Lord.

We have  been with child, we have been in pain, we have, as it were brought forth (given birth to) wind; we have not wrought (brought) any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

*Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in the dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out her dead.

Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about (around) thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment (brief time) , until the indignation be overpast.

For behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose (reveal) her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.”  Isaiah 26:16-21

A picture of the rapture, being hidden for just a moment until the Lord cleans up this earth to prepare for the new one.

If you notice the choice of words used to describe the Lord’s emotion… indignation, meaning his anger, rightful anger at the mistreatment and violence, and murders and atrocities committed against the innocent.

Even earth giving up all the blood that has been shed in it, from those murdered by false religions, those martyred for the word of God, the billions of aborted babies, the list could go on and on.

And that is good thought for those who say this is unfair, God has given mankind chance after chance to repent but instead we grow more wicked, while those that bear the brunt of that wickedness, that are beaten in the streets, tormented, persecuted, and starved all across this world will continue to suffer until the only one who has the power to put a stop it all returns to this earth to stop it.

As this is all winding up and  fast coming to a cataclysmic end I want to leave you with this.

“FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED.”  Romans 10:13

“And behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 

Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they might have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

For outside are dogs (depraved people),and sorcerers, and whoremongers (sexaully immoral) ,and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. (will not get in)

I Jesus have sent mine angels to testify unto you these things in the churches, I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. 

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come, And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst (thirsts) come. And whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely.” Revelation 22:12-17

So I say to you tonight, as part of that bride and as a messenger of Christ, Come, if you have never made that commitment, please do not delay, come while there is still time to be in that blessed number that will be spared from the wrath and judgment to come.

Again, come.

Φλογιζω NBJ 2021/ Reverend N Brown Johnson

Spiritual “Labor Day”

“And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, THAT THEY MAY REST FROM THEIR LABOURS; AND THEIR WORKS DO FOLLOW THEM.” Revelation 14: 13

Ahh, tomorrow, here in America, we celebrate “Labor Day”.

A day of course, set aside to honor the hard-working men and women who make our country strong and whose diligence in countless areas of service keep the economic ball rolling for our nation.

And also there are so many, such as nurses, doctors, firemen, emergency workers, repair people, and food service employees, many whom are actually required to work on Labor Day.

I do admit that while pondering the best “spin” to propel the thought of the post, that I felt the need to tell all of you, I am NOT a Ballerina, nor do I dance, but this is for me, in relaying this message, that I am performing a grandiose version of “Swan Lake” WHILE wearing steel-toed work boots.

So if it seems a bit “ungraceful” and if the heavy boots donned during the dance step on toes, including my own, please pardon. I would also like to point out that this is not for new converts to Christ, this is for “seasoned” workers of the Kingdom, who once knew these things and now just need a “note attached to their time cards” to remind them that they can lose benefits due to poor job performance.

Better to hear it now, than to hear, something much like what Jesus told the Disciples, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour IS at hand….  Here, my friends is the first of the very awkward “dance moves”, I must make, We can not work our way to salvation.

 Ephesians 2:8-10: 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 boast. For we are his workmanship (creation)  created in Christ Jesus unto (for) good works, which God hath before ordained (prepared) that we should walk in them.” 

Notice in our first verse the voice said that they may rest, and Jesus told them to take their rest.

There is a very clear difference between trying to do our own work that we think is good enough for salvation, which again is an impossibility and doing the work that God preordained us to do. 

And then to decide that we will take our own rest rather than to have him grant us that rest.

But we still are required to work in the Kingdom. And I believe in grace! I thank God for grace! I could lay at His feet for a thousand years just thanking Him for the grace He gave me, saving me, a miserable creature who in no way deserved that grace!

And that is what Paul was referring to. I have heard some on television completely blow off the judgements and really come against the teachings of those judgments.

I can’t figure this out because God has a Bible full of people WITH that job, without the forced warning from Jonah, Nineveh would have never repented, it was the warning God sent that made them aware that they were doing wrong and the Bible is full of warnings.  

My Goodness, People! To reiterate this for anyone who has not read prior ancient posts, there ARE TWO Babylon’s, the first ancient Babylon, the Prophet Jeremiah proclaimed the destruction and judgments against it.

BUT Jeremiah also proclaimed the judgment and destruction of future, spiritual Babylon.  

The fulfillment of this is what is spoken in Song of Solomon 7:9: ” And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, (smoothly) causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.”

Jeremiah wrote the judgments that the Lord had commanded, Jeremiah 50:62-64: ” Then shalt thou say, O Lord, thou hast spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be a desolate for ever. And it shall be when thou hast made and end (finished) reading this book, that thou shalt bind a stone to it, and cast (throw) it into the midst of Euphrates ; And thou shalt say, thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her…”  

There is so much Bible prophecy linked up with the Euphrates, it has angels ‘bound in it  that will be released and it dries up to prepare the way for the mighty war… Has this already happened?  No! Neither has many of the absolutely horrifying events foretold, but we have hope in the sealed words of the seven thunders and that is why we need to be so diligent now.

The fulfillment of the words of Jeremiah are Revelation 18:21: ” And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and cast it into the sea, saying, thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more.” 

No matter what country a person chooses to believe that “Mystery Babylon” IS, one fact remains.. This is Bible and this will happen and those who live in that country will be going about everyday life, many unsaved and completely unaware of these prophecies yet to be fulfilled, and many more who have been force-fed “grace” to the point that they think they do no wrong in the eyes of a Holy God and have been taught that repentance and work are not a even  a requirement in our modern day and suddenly “Babylon” is attacked, from all sides and without warning, other than the Biblical truths of teaching of Jesus in how we know  these things shortly come and to be living lives accounted  worthy to escape these things, Babylon will be destroyed in one hour, one day from off the face of the earth.

How can anyone be perfectly comfortable not sharing the Gospel, not leading others to Christ, not using the gifts and talents he has given them?

How about all those who sit in bound in chains of demonic bondage of drug addictions, pornography, alcoholism, and so many other bondage, when  God has given someone the prayer of faith, given someone the gift of healing and miracles, and others sit in dread and terror, while God has already given someone a word of knowledge, and a word of prophecy, a word to be “fitly spoken in due season” that would free that person’s mind and bring the peace they need. 

Gift after gift, talent upon talent, wasted and unused, because we are too busy, too lazy, too comfortable to be the light that he left us here to be while the world suffers in almost pitch black darkness, no wonder Jesus warned us, Revelation 2:4,5: ” Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do thy first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and remove thy candlestick (lampstand) out of his place, except (unless) thou repent.” 

Anyone want to argue that He does not expect us to work for the Kingdom? 

So, if you are saved, sure, you are saved but when our work is tried by fire to ensure purity and purpose, motive, and measure, and the Lord gives crowns and rewards and treasures in heaven, you will come up lacking and the saddest part is the difference made in the difference that should have and could have been made in someone else’s life will have been left undone on your shift.

The work he asks is quite simple, Love Him, spread His love, go to His house, worship Him, Keep His commandments, and Honor Him in your life and in advice you give others, do as He asks when He prompts you in heart, help someone else to carry their burdens, show mercy and be kind. And he is not asking much! 

And one thing you do not want to do is ever let Him catch you sleeping on the job, you may just sleep your way right through a God-given opportunity to impact this world while we still barely have enough light left to work by.

If you doubt any of these things pray, read your Bible, and try something so simple as watching the news. It is here people, nothing is changing it and maybe those who preach against preaching warnings really believe that they can just get everyone saved and bypass the judgments.. well, could be true, those saved and raptured WILL be spared many things, but what if those who did just simply omit these thoughts, these verses, find themselves on that day, not accounted worthy and NOT escaping these things and left here to do a job that should have been done right the first time!

Love and peace, don’t kill the messenger. My ministry started with this thought, my very first post PLEASE WAKE UP !!!   on a church site that God had blessed me to write for, it was November 2013 and I was so scared that everyone would hate me, but now it is not fear of hate, it is anger, every time I see those who are hurt, wounded, and know that things could change, if we would change.

God said if we “would humble ourselves” but see that is still the problem, it is all about us, when it should be about Him, the Kingdom, and the work that needs done.

It is so sad that so many are still sleeping on the job, but I have come to believe that maybe, as we know great revival comes during great persecution, that maybe it is going to take quite a wake up call… please don’t wait too late.

And if you are working for Christ, volunteer with Him for more work! Offer to do the jobs others won’t and He will bless you for going that second mile when your brother has only asked you to go one! BTW, HAPPY LABOR DAY!

Φλογιζω Σαλπιζω NBJ 2017 REVISTED 09/05/2021  Also for more please check out “Eleventh Hour…working till it’s too dark to work”         &  An “A” for effort but “0” still equals nothing . “A talent…or two”

“They’re hungry, YOU feed them”  Outta your house…“Laying down some odds, How about 450 to 1?”

Shepherding the black sheep

Love this song!