HOUR OF TEMPTATION

1. Jesus Christ SUFFERED for our SIN and in His HOUR OF TEMPTATION, said to His disciples, “… My soul is exceeding SORROWFUL, EVEN UNTO DEATH: tarry ye here, and WATCH WITH ME. … What, could ye not WATCH WITH ME ONE HOUR?” [Matthew 26:39] He was TEMPTED, but did not give in to the FLESH, “Saying, Father, if thou be willing, REMOVE THIS CUP FROM ME: nevertheless NOT MY WILL, BUT THINE, BE DONE” [Luke 22:42] HOUR OF TEMPTATION of the world is here, “… DISTRESS OF NATIONS, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; MEN’S FEARTS FAILING THEM FOR FEAR, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken” [Luke 21:25-26] We shall be TRIED in the furnace of TEMPTATIONS, and only those who overcome present AFFLICTIONS with godly PATIENCE shall be SAVED, as it is written: “Because thou hast KEPT THE WORD OF MY PATIENCE, I also will KEEP THE FROM the HOUR OF TEMPTATION, which shall come upon all the world, TO TRY THEM that dwell upon the earth” [Revelation 3:10]
2. COVID-19 is an eye opener of what lies ahead, and it is certain “… we must THROUGH MUCH TRIBULATION ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM of God” [Acts 14:22] PAINS and TEMPTATIONS of this HOUR are not strange to PROPHECY or something to FEAR; they were FORETOLD, therefore, “IN YOUR PATIENCE POSSESS YE YOUR SOULS” [Luke 21:19] Collapsing structures of governance, social anarchy, climatic disorder, compounded by global economic downturn place disproportionate burdens on the BRIDE to mortify the FLESH and remain true to Christ. Nonetheless, it is a shame to see otherwise SINCERE brethren jettison PATIENCE and LONG-SUFFERING to engage PROPHECY with carnal passions, but “… they that are Christ’s have CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS and LUSTS” [Galatians 5:24] Carnal AFFFECTIONS long hidden under robes of religious piety are fast becoming the norm amongst us. How do we explain brethren turning their AFFECTION to politicians to seek candidates that would presumably prevent the ANTICHRIST, when Jesus clearly stated, “… MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD: IF MY KINGDOM WERE OF THIS WORLD, THEN WOULD MY SERVANTS FIGHT, ….” [John 18:36] Every time we allow FLESHLY PASSIONS to push us to the streets to FIGHT for or against kingdoms of this world, we fall deeper into the world“… know ye not that the FRIENDSHIP OF THE WORLD IS ENMITY WITH GOD? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God” [James 4:4] What happens if the Lord come while we are out there chanting slogans?
As unrest spreads across the earth, … 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] False Christs and False Prophets signify satanic DISINFORMATION. The AGENDA is mass HYPNOTISM, driven by an army of demons and seducing spirits, as Simon, “… USED SORCERY, and BEWITCHED THE PEOPLE OF SAMARIA, giving out that himself was SOME GREAT ONE” [Acts 8: 9-11] We are pressed on every side by a vicious WAR of ATTRITION fought on every channel of communication known to man. The objective is to SUBVERT our BIRTHRIGHT of heavenly INHERITANCE for the profanity sold to Esau, “For ye know how that afterward, WHEN HE WOULD HAVE RECEIVED THE BLESSING, HE WAS REJECTED: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears” [Hebrews 12:27] It is the HOUR OF TEMPTATION and nothing is what it seems to be. You must not BELIEVE everything you SEE, HEAR or READ on TELEVISION, SOCIAL MEDIA and sundry INTERNET facilities; they are packaged to gnaw at your FAITH, as Satan tried to do with Jesus, “… and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the GLORY OF THEM; And saith unto him, ALL THESE THINGS WILL I GIVE THEE, IF THOU WILT FALL DOWN AND WORSHIP ME” [Matthew 4:8-9] Beloved, stand firm in the VICTORY of Christ, having your FAITH anchored on the sure PROMISE of His Coming.
As the HOUR OF TEMPTATION settles on the earth, it is certain we shall soon be TRANSLATED to glory, as it is written: “And WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN TO COME TO PASS, LOOK UP, and lift up your heads; for YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH” [Luke 21:28] Let us purge your heart of all excesses of the FLESH, not giving room to TEMPTATIONS of the HOUR, “Wherein they think it strange that YE RUN NOT WITH THEM IN THE SAME EXCESS OF RIOT, speaking evil of you” [1 Peter 4:4] Hold on to your FAITH, refusing all entreaties to be dragged into “Perverse disputings of MEN OF CORRUPT MINDS, and DESTITURE OF TRUTH, SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS: from such WITHDRAW THYSELF” [1Timothy 6:5] Do not allow the exigencies of the HOUR to DISTRACT you, but “LOOKING UNTO JESUS the author and finisher of our faith; WHO FOR THE JOY SET BEFORE HIM ENDURED THE CROSS, DESPISING THE SHAME, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” [Hebrews 12:2] Though it seems like forever, it won’t be long “For HE WILL FINISH THE WORK, and CUT IT SHORT IN RIGHTEOUSNESS: because A SHORT WORK will the Lord make upon the earth” [Romans 9:28] Encourage one another, waiting PATIENTLY for the Lord to appear in clouds of glory, and “… WHEN HE SHALL APPEAR, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM; for we shall see him as he is” [1 John 3:2]
Friend, accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, amen

1. Jesus Christ SUFFERED for our SIN and in His HOUR OF TEMPTATION, said to His disciples, “… My soul is exceeding SORROWFUL, EVEN UNTO DEATH: tarry ye here, and WATCH WITH ME. … What, could ye not WATCH WITH ME ONE HOUR?” [Matthew 26:39] He was TEMPTED, but did not give in to the FLESH, “Saying, Father, if thou be willing, REMOVE THIS CUP FROM ME: nevertheless NOT MY WILL, BUT THINE, BE DONE” [Luke 22:42] HOUR OF TEMPTATION of the world is here, “… DISTRESS OF NATIONS, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; MEN’S HEARTS FAILING THEM FOR FEAR, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken” [Luke 21:25-26] We shall be TRIED in the furnace of TEMPTATIONS, and only those who overcome present AFFLICTIONS with godly PATIENCE shall be SAVED, as it is written: “Because thou hast KEPT THE WORD OF MY PATIENCE, I also will KEEP THE FROM the HOUR OF TEMPTATION, which shall come upon all the world, TO TRY THEM that dwell upon the earth” [Revelation 3:10]

2. COVID-19 is an eye opener of what lies ahead, and it is certain “… we must THROUGH MUCH TRIBULATION ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM of God” [Acts 14:22] PAINS and TEMPTATIONS of this HOUR are not strange to PROPHECY or something to FEAR; they were FORETOLD, therefore, “IN YOUR PATIENCE POSSESS YE YOUR SOULS” [Luke 21:19] Collapsing structures of governance, social anarchy, climatic disorder, compounded by global economic downturn place disproportionate burdens on the BRIDE to mortify the FLESH and remain true to Christ. Nonetheless, it is a shame to see otherwise SINCERE brethren jettison PATIENCE and LONG-SUFFERING to engage PROPHECY with carnal passions, but “… they that are Christ’s have CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS and LUSTS” [Galatians 5:24] Carnal AFFFECTIONS long hidden under robes of religious piety are fast becoming the norm amongst us. How do we explain brethren turning their AFFECTION to politicians to seek candidates that would presumably prevent the ANTICHRIST, when Jesus clearly stated, “… MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD: IF MY KINGDOM WERE OF THIS WORLD, THEN WOULD MY SERVANTS FIGHT, ….” [John 18:36] Every time we allow FLESHLY PASSIONS to push us to the streets to FIGHT for or against kingdoms of this world, we fall deeper into the world“… know ye not that the FRIENDSHIP OF THE WORLD IS ENMITY WITH GOD? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God” [James 4:4] What happens if the Lord come while we are out there chanting slogans?

3. As unrest spreads across the earth, … 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] False Christs and False Prophets signify satanic DISINFORMATION. The AGENDA is mass HYPNOTISM, driven by an army of demons and seducing spirits, as Simon, “… USED SORCERY, and BEWITCHED THE PEOPLE OF SAMARIA, giving out that himself was SOME GREAT ONE” [Acts 8: 9-11] We are pressed on every side by a vicious WAR of ATTRITION fought on every channel of communication known to man. The objective is to SUBVERT our BIRTHRIGHT of heavenly INHERITANCE for the profanity sold to Esau, “For ye know how that afterward, WHEN HE WOULD HAVE RECEIVED THE BLESSING, HE WAS REJECTED: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears” [Hebrews 12:27] It is the HOUR OF TEMPTATION and nothing is what it seems to be. You must not BELIEVE everything you SEE, HEAR or READ on TELEVISION, SOCIAL MEDIA and sundry INTERNET facilities; they are packaged to gnaw at your FAITH, as Satan tried to do with Jesus, “… and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the GLORY OF THEM; And saith unto him, ALL THESE THINGS WILL I GIVE THEE, IF THOU WILT FALL DOWN AND WORSHIP ME” [Matthew 4:8-9] Beloved, stand firm in the VICTORY of Christ, having your FAITH anchored on the sure PROMISE of His Coming.

4. As the HOUR OF TEMPTATION settles on the earth, it is certain we shall soon be TRANSLATED to glory, as it is written: “And WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN TO COME TO PASS, LOOK UP, and lift up your heads; for YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH” [Luke 21:28] Let us purge your heart of all excesses of the FLESH, not giving room to TEMPTATIONS of the HOUR, “Wherein they think it strange that YE RUN NOT WITH THEM IN THE SAME EXCESS OF RIOT, speaking evil of you” [1 Peter 4:4] Hold on to your FAITH, refusing all entreaties to be dragged into “Perverse disputings of MEN OF CORRUPT MINDS, and DESTITURE OF TRUTH, SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS: from such WITHDRAW THYSELF” [1Timothy 6:5] Do not allow the exigencies of the HOUR to DISTRACT you, but “LOOKING UNTO JESUS the author and finisher of our faith; WHO FOR THE JOY SET BEFORE HIM ENDURED THE CROSS, DESPISING THE SHAME, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” [Hebrews 12:2] Though it seems like forever, it won’t be long “For HE WILL FINISH THE WORK, and CUT IT SHORT IN RIGHTEOUSNESS: because A SHORT WORK will the Lord make upon the earth” [Romans 9:28] Encourage one another, waiting PATIENTLY for the Lord to appear in clouds of glory, and “… WHEN HE SHALL APPEAR, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM; for we shall see him as he is” [1 John 3:2]

5. Friend, accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, amen









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HEIRS OF GLORY

  1. We are HEIRS OF GLORY, through Jesus Christ, “And if children, then heirs; HEIRS OF GOD, and JOINT-HEIRS WITH CHRIST; if so be that we suffer with him, that WE MAY BE ALSO GLORIFIED together” [Romans 8:17] We are JOINT-HEIRS with Him, because God indeed, DIED in Jesus Christ to establish us in the TESTAMENT of His INHERITANCE “For where a TESTAMENT is, there must also of necessity be the DEATH OF THE TESTATOR. For a TESTAMENT IS OF FORCE AFTER MEN ARE DEAD: otherwise it is of NO STRENGTH AT ALL WHILE THE TESTATOR LIVETH” [Hebrews 9:16-17] We are HEIRS OF GLORY, and it is a MYSTERY, “Which none of the princes of this world knew: for HAD THEY KNOWN IT, THEY WOULD NOT HAVE CRUCIFIED THE LORD OF GLORY” [1 Corinthians 2:8] Jesus Christ is the TESTATOR of our INHERITANCE in GLORY, and ”… AS MANY AS RECEIVED HIM, to them GAVE HE POWER TO BECOME SONS OF GOD, even to them that believe on his name” [John 1:12]
  2. We are JOINT-HEIRS with Jesus Christ; He is the FIRSTBORN, and we are is BRETHREN, “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be CONFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF HIS SON, that he might be the FIRSTBORN AMONG MANY BRETHREN” [Romans 8:29] Listen carefully, God became the SON OF MAN in Christ, to make us SONS OF GOD and in Him was no SIN. We are His BRETHREN, as long as SIN has no part in our BODY [1 Peter 1:15] Let us turn away from LUSTS and AFFECTIONS of the FLESH and present ourselves “A LIVING SACRIFICE”, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service” [Romans 12:1] However, we have an ADVERSARY, the TEMPTER, who provokes the FLESH with “Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, … murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that THEY WHICH DO SUCH THINGS SHALL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD” [Galatians 5:19-21] RESIST him with FAITH in the WORD of God, “That the TRIAL OF YOUR FAITH, being much MORE PRECIOUS THAN OF GOLD that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and GLORY AT THE APPEARING OF JESUS CHRIST” [1 Peter 1:7] If we SUFFER in RESISTING SIN, we have Christ’s assurance of a GLORIOUS BODY and “… AN INHERITANCE INCORRUPTIBLE, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, RESERVED IN HEAVEN FOR YOU” [1 Peter 1”4]
  3. We are HEIRS OF GLORY because we are “… BORN AGAIN, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, BY THE WORD OF GOD, which liveth and abideth for ever” [1 Peter 1:23] We are JOINT-HEIRS with Christ, yet the “… HEIR, AS LONG AS HE IS A CHILD, DIFFERETH NOTHING FROM A SERVANT, though he be lord of all” [Galatians 4:1] A SERVANT has the MIND of a labourer; though he labours more than a SON, he has no INHERITANCE. A SERVANT works for WAGES, the HEIR “SEEKS THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE ABOVE., “If ye then be risen with Christ, SEEK THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE ABOVE, WHERE CHRIST SITTETH on the right hand of God” [Colossians 3:1] Let Christ richly dwell in you, WATCHING and PRAYING to RENEW your MIND with PRESENT TRUTH, “And BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD: but be ye TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and PERFECT, WILL OF GOD [Romans 12:2] AVOID those who corrupt your MIND with CRASS MATERIALISM; truth be told, Jesus did not DIE to make you a MILLIONAIRE but to join you to Himself in GLORY, and thus says the Lord: “… I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that WHERE I AM, THERE YOU MAY BE ALSO” [John 14:3] Remember, we are HEIRS OF GLORY, not of MEAT and DRINK, therefore, let not your “… hearts be overcharged with SURFEITING, and DRUNKENNESS, and CARES OF THIS LIFE, and SO THAT DAY COME UPON YOU UNAWARES” [Luke 21:34]
  4. We are HEIRS OF GLORY, but “… it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, WHEN HE SHALL APPEAR, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM; for we shall see him as he is” [1John 3:2] At His appearance we shall be CAUGHT UP, for the MARRIAGE SUPPER of the LAMB, and “… BLESSED ARE THEY WHICH ARE CALLED INTO THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB. … ” [Revelation 19:9] We shall be joined, as ROYAL CONSORT with Him on His throne, as it is written: “TO HIM THAT OVERCOMETH WILL I GRANT TO SIT WITH ME IN MY THRONE, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne” [Revelation 3:21] When He shall return for the MILLENIUM, we shall REIGN with Him as KINGS and “… PRIESTS of God and of Christ, and SHALL REIGN WITH HIM A THOUSAND YEARS“ [Revelation 20:6] After the MILLENIUM and WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT, we shall be established in NEW HEAVEN and NEW EARTH, “And GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS from their eyes; and there shall be NO MORE DEATH, neither SORROW, nor CRYING, neither shall there be any more PAIN: for the former things are passed away” [Revelation 21:4] Beloved, I plead with you not to be DISTRACTED by those who peddle platitudes of HOPE in earthly things. Set your eyes on Christ and be prepared for His appearance “… beholding as in a glass the GLORY OF THE LORD, are CHANGED INTO THE SAME IMAGE FROM GLORY TO GLORY, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” [2 Corinthians 3:18]
  5. Receive Jesus Christ today, as your Lord and Saviour, amen

HEIRS OF

DON’T LOOK BACK

1. Though the SIN of Sodom and Gomorrah stank to the heavens, God brought Lot, his wife and two daughters out, “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes CONDEMNED THEM WITH AN OVERTHROW, making them AN EXAMPLE UNTO THOSE THAT AFTER SHOULD LIVE UNGODLY” [2 Peter 2:6] This generation surpass the ABOMINATIONS of Sodom, adding TRANSGENDERS, TRANSVESTITES and NO GENDERS to SODOMY. Even so, God has made provision for you and I, to be SAVED, “The LIKE FIGURE WHEREUNTO EVEN BAPTISM DOTH ALSO NOW SAVE US (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) BY THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST” [1 Peter 3:21] Alas, having escaped the FILTH of Sodom, Lot’s wife LOOKED BACK, “… from BEHIND HIM, and SHE BECAME A PILLAR OF SALT” [Genesis 19:26] Beloved, let us HOLD TIGHT to our SALVATION not LOOKING BACK, “… NO MAN, having put his hand to the plough, and LOOKING BACK, IS FIT FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD” [Luke 9:62]

2. The angels gave clear instructions to Lot and his family, “… ESCAPE FOR THY LIFE, LOOK NOT BEHIND thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; ESCAPE to the mountain…” [Genesis 19:17] The same apply to us, if so be we are BORN AGAIN; “… having ESCAPED THE CORRUPTION THAT IS IN THE WORLD through lust” [2 Peter 1:4] They took nothing out of Sodom, even as it is certain we shall take nothing out of this world. Let us therefore RUN. not as Lot’s wife LAGGED BEHIND, overwhelmed with THOUGHTS of her LOSSES and expired EXPECTATIONS, Every recurring THOUGHT of LOSS incurred for coming to Jesus Christ is an unwanted BURDEN, “… LET US LAY ASIDE EVERY WEIGHT, and the SIN which doth so easily beset us, and let us RUN WITH PATIENCE THE RACE that is set before us” [Hebrews 12:1] Likewise, whatever we were or HOPED to be in times past were buried with Jesus Christ, and “… if any man be in Christ, he is a NEW CREATURE: OLD THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY; behold, ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW” [2 Corinthians 5:17] Whenever we are overcome with THOUGHTS of “OLD THINGS”, it is a sign we are “DRAWING “BACK”, “But we are not of them WHO DRAW BACK UNTO PERDITION; but of them that BELIEVE TO THE SAVING OF THE SOUL” [Hebrews 10:39] Now, more than ever before, let us keep the FIRE of FAITH burning “LOOKING DILIGENTLY lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any ROOT OF BITTERNESS SPRING UP TROUBLE YOU, and thereby many be defiled” [Hebrews 12:15]

3. Somewhere in the plains of Jordan is a PILLAR OF SALT; a tragic memorial to the DISOBEDIENCE of Lot’s wife. DISOBEDIENCE is the root NATURE of SINFUL MAN, but in Christ, “… our OLD MAN IS CRUCIFIED WITH HIM, that the BODY OF SIN MIGHT BE DESTROYED, that henceforth WE SHOULD NOT SERVE SIN” [Romans 6:6] When we come to Christ in genuine REPENTANCE, DISOBEDIENCE is CRUCIFIED, but we are not ALIVE in OBEDIENCE until we are CONVERTED to NEWNESS OF LIFE, even “… as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so WE ALSO SHOULD WALK IN NEWNESS OF LIFE” [Romans 6:4] We are CONVERTED to OBEDIENCE through BAPTISM of the Holy Ghost, “Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, THROUGH SANCTIFICATION OF THE SPIRIT, UNTO OBEDIENCE … ” [2 Peter 1:2] DISOBEDIENCE may be pleasing to the FLESH, it is a signal we are TURNING BACK. Needless to say, OBEDIENCE is a magnet for “SUFFERING”, and Christ “Though he were a Son, yet LEARNED HE OBEDIENCE BY THE THINGS WHICH HE SUFFERED” [Hebrews 5:8] Let us walk in OBEDIENCE to PRESENT TRUTH, not as Lot’s wife who counted her LOSSES far above the glory of SALVATION, “Yea, and all that will LIBE GODLY IN CHRIST SHALL SUFFER PERSECUTION” [2 Timothy 3:12] Beloved, our SUFFERING is for a while, and “IF WE SUFFER, WE SHALL ALSO REIGN WITH HIM: if we deny him, he also will deny us” [2 Timothy 2:12]

4. LOOKING BACK begins with a reckless THOUGHT of LOSS incurred for the sake of Christ or an ambition dashed for standing in FAITH. If it is left unchecked, it grows into a tsunami, overwhelms the mind and turns OBEDIENCE into REBELLION. If any man TURNS BACK from OBEDIENCE to Christ to DISOBEDIENCE, there is no HOPE of redemption, “For IF WE SIN WILFULLY after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, THERE REMAINETH NO MORE SACRIFICE FOR SINS, But a certain fearful looking for of JUDGMENT and FIERY INDIGNATION, which shall devour the adversaries” [Hebrews 10:26-27] I plead with you to put away every THOUGHT that DISTRACTS you, and walk in OBEDIENCE to PRESENT TRUTH, “… knowing the time, that now it is high time to AWAKE OUT OF SLEEP: for NOW IS OUR SALVATION NEARER THAN WHEN WE BELIEVED” [Romans 13:11] We have in our favour SURE PROMISES of BETTER THINGS than we can every pray for or imagine at the appearance of Jesus Christ, as it is written: “… I WILL COME AGAIN, and receive you unto myself; that WHERE I AM, THERE YE MAY BE ALSO” [John 14:3] Having such a PROMISE, let us PRESS FORWARD to the mark of His CALLING, not LOOKING BACK, but “… FORGETTING THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEHIND, and REACHING FORTH UNTO THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEFORE” [Philippians 3:13]

5. If you have not known Him, accept Jesus Christ today as your Lord and Saviour, amen

WATCH AND PRAY

1. The very air we breathe is choked with FEAR and ANXIETY mixed with EXPECTATIONS,, “MEN’S HEARTS FAILING THEM FOR FEAR, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the POWERS OF HEAVEN SHALL BE SHAKEN” [Luke 21:26] A pervading DREAD of what lies ahead breeds a deluge of infantile PREDICTIONS and CONSPIRACY THEORIES, but God has the final say, “DECLARING the END FROM THE BEGINNING, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, MY COUNSEL SHALL STAND, and I will do all my pleasure” [Isaiah 46:10] The DISTRESS in all nations foreshadows the predetermined END of the present world, when “… the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the EARTH ALSO AND THE WORKS THAT ARE THEREIN SHALL BE BURNED” [2 Peter 3:10] We shall not all be roasted; in the midst of present pains and confusion, the Lord Jesus Christ shall appear to receive His BRIDE to everlasting glory,

2. There is so much happening at the same time; climate change, earth quakes, pandemic, economic downturn, social disorder, etc., therefore, “WATCH and PRAY, that ye ENTER NOT INTO TEMPTATION: the SPIRIT INDEED IS WILLING, but the FLESH IS WEAK” [Matthew 26:41] To WATCH is to OBSERVE and put what you SEE in proper PERSPECTIVE. WATCH, therefore, to EXAMINE your FAITH in Christ, knowing fully well “… ALL THINGS ARE NAKED and OPENED UNTO THE EYES OF HIM with whom we have to do” [Hebrews 4:13] Every secret SIN or WEIGHT of unruly PASSION dims the LIGHT in us, and though we SEE, we lack UNDERSTANDING of the TIME, unlike the “… children of Issachar, which were MEN THAT HAD UNDERSTANDING OF THE TIMES, to know what Israel ought to do;…” [1 Chronicles 12:32] WATCHING, in deep and sincere FELLOWSHIP with God gives us the right PERSPECTIVE to PROPHETIC EVENTS, “The EYES OF YOUR UNDERSTANDING BEING ENLIGHTENED; that ye may know what is the HOPE OF HIS CALLING, and what the RICHES OF THE GLORY OF HIS INHERITANCE in the saints”[Ephesians 1:18] With our INNER EYES ENLIGHTENED, we are no longer blind to the WILES of the ENEMY; SEEING what God SEES, we are quick to escape TEMPTATIONS of the FLESH and LIES of those who weave THEOLOGY into human WISDOM to interpret CURRENT AFFAIRS.

3. As global DISTRESS bites harder, more people are turning to PRAYER for respite and rightly so. PRAYER, indeed, is our LIFELINE to refreshing GRACE at times like this, but PRAYER without WATCHING is like a bird with one wing, it won’t fly. WATCHING and PRAYING are two sides of the same coin, “PRAYING ALWAYS with all prayer and supplication IN THE SPIRIT, and WATCHING THEREUNTO with all perseverance and supplication for all saints” [Ephesians 6:18] WATCHING opens the EYES of our UNDERSTANDING, and “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for WE KNOW NOT WHAT WE SHOULD PRAY FOR AS WE OUGHT: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us …” [Romans 8:26] Brethren, our TIME here is fast running out, let us do away with SELFISH PRAYERS and vain BABBLINGS which arise from COVETOUSNESS, “… let us LAY ASIDE EVERY WEIGHT and the SIN which doth so easily beset us, and let us RUN WITH PATIENCE THE RACE that is set before us” [Hebrews 12:1] IPRAYING or joining others for PRAYERS to disallow present global TRIBULATION, is a form of rebellion against God, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY”, says the Lord [Matthew 24:35] Let us, therefore, be established in PRESENT TRUTH, WATCHING and PRAYING for FINISHING STRENGTH “… BUILDING UP YOURSELVES on your most holy faith, PRAYING IN THE HOLY GHOST” [Jude 1:20]

4. As we WATCH and PRAY, waiting patiently for the appearance of the Lord Jesus Christ, let us be careful not to be deceived, “For there shall arise FALSE CHRISTS, and FALSE PROPHETS, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, IF IT WERE POSSIBLE, SHALL DECEIVE THE VERY ELECT” [Matthew 24:24] FALSE CHRISTS signify FALSE MOVES of the ADVERSARY to DECEIVE and turn SAINTS into SCOFFERS, “And saying, WHERE IS THE PROMISE OF HIS COMING? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation” [2 Peter 3:4] There is a lot of DECEPTION surrounding the MARK of the BEAST; whatever form it takes, it is not the device or technology that matters but the decision to RECEIVE or DENY the MARK. More importantly, the MARK comes after the RAPTURE; if you are left behind determine not to take the MARK. Do not put your mind in diverse PREDICTIONS of the IDENTITY of the ANTICHRIST; many shall be so disappointed as to give up on their FAITH, but “Let no man deceive you by any means: for THAT DAY SHALL NOT COME, EXCEPT THERE COME A FALLING AWAY FIRST, and that MAN OF SIN BE REVEALED,… ” [2Thesalonians 2:3] As the DAY draws nearer, there shall be many FALSE MOVES and PRETENDERS, WATCH and PRAY. HOLD ON to your FAITH in Christ, FOCUS on the trajectory of PROPHETIC EVENTS and not on PERSONS, “Take ye heed, WATCH and PRAY: FOR YE KNOW NOT WHEN THE TIME IS” [Mark 13:33]

5. If you are not BORN AGAIN, accept Jesus Christ s your Lord and Saviour, amen

BEWARE OF SCRIBES

1. When the Lord Jesus Christ said, in Luke 11:44, “Woe unto you, SCRIBES and PHARISEES…”, He spoke to this generation and was “… WRITTEN FOR OUR ADMONITION, upon whom the ENDS OF THE WORLD are come” [1 Corinthians 10:11] He did HATE SCRIBES, but exposed their HYPOCRISY to bring them to REPENTANCE, that He might SAVE them. Brethren, the SPIRIT of SCRIBES is very much evident in the present Church and we do not well if we keep quiet, because we desire to be RELIGIOUSLY CORRECT or for FEAR of what men will say or do. Thus, says the Lord, “BE NOT AFRAID OF THEIR FACES: for I AM WITH THEE to deliver thee, saith the LORD” [Jeremiah 1:8] Let us, in all SINCERITY, CONTEND for the DOCTRINES of Christ, not having any man in mind but Christ, WARNING all men as “… He said unto them in his DOCTRINE, BEWARE OF THE SCRIBES,…” [Mark 12:38] And this, let us do, not in ENVY, HATRED or “… EYESERVICE, as MENPLEASERS; but as the SERVANTS OF CHRIST, doing the WILL OF GOD FROM THE HEART” [Ephesians 6:6]

2. SCRIBES were first mentioned in 2 Samuel 8:17, and grew rapidly into a professional cadre of TEACHERS of the LAW, as PRIESTS paid more attention to RITUALS than MINISTRY of the LAW. By the time of Jesus Christ, PHARISEES, SADDUCEES and HERODIANS had SCRIBES who TAUGHT and INTERPRETED Scriptures to accommodate their excesses. The SPIRIT of SCRIBES is the reason there are DIVISIONS in the Church and SEMINARIES to INSTRUCT Preachers in sectional THEOLOGY. I assure you, there is no culture of BIBLE SCHOOLS or SEMINARIES in the NEW TESTAMENT Church, “But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and YE NEED NOT THAT ANY MAN TEACH YOU: but as the same ANOINTING TEACHETH YOU ALL THINGS, and is TRUTH, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him” [1 John 22:27] Let no man be deceived, God does not require a professional DIPLOMA or DOCTORATE in THEOLOGY, “For it is GOD WHICH WORKETH IN YOU both to will and to do of his good pleasure” [Philippians 2:13] The choice is yours; BIBLE SCHOOLS will replicate THEOLOGY of SCRIBES in you, “But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and YE NEED NOT THAT ANY MAN TEACH YOU: but as the same ANOINTING TEACHETH YOU OF ALL THINGS, AND IS TRUTH, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him” [1 John 2:27]

3. SCRIBES are neither BORN or ORDAINED by God, but forged in those who once LOVED the TRUTH, but driftedt into perfidious GREED and “… being past feeling have GIVEN THEMSELVES UNTO LASCIVIOUSNESS, to work all uncleanness WITH GREEDINESS” [Ephesians 4:19] Beloved, do more than listen to your Bishop; consider also his PASSION for earthly goods and his disposition to be accepted in the MARKETPLACES of this world. It is not my personal OPINION but the DOCTRINE of the Lord, “And he said unto them IN HIS DOCTRINE, BEWARE OF THE SCRIBES, which LOVE to go in LONG CLOTHING, and LOVE SALUTATIONS in the MARKETPLACES, And the CHIEF SEATS in the SYNAGOGUES, and the UPPERMOST ROOMS at FEASTS. Which DEVOUR WIDOW’S HOUSES, and FOR A PRETENCE MAKE LONG PRAYERS: these shall receive greater damnation” [Matthew 12:38-40] Those who turned the Church into a MARKETPLACE, and cover their LUSTS with LONG CLOTHING” of false piety are SCRIBES, “… men of corrupt minds, and DESTITUTE OF THE TRUTH, SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS: from such WITHDRAW THYSELF” [1 Timothy 6:5] WATCH your Pastor closely, when a man who once LOVED the TRUTH is compromised by GREED, he no longer speaks against SIN, does not exalt RIGHTEOUSNESS and neglects JUDGMENT, but “… with FEIGNED WORDS MAKE MERCHADISE OF YOU: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not” [2 Peter 2:3]

4. SCRIBES are smart with words and you may never see the SCRIBE in your Pastor until it is too late, and you are SHUT OUT of heaven, “But WOE UNTO YOU, SCRIBES, and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES! for ye SHUT UP THE KINGDOM of heaven against men: for ye NEITHER GO IN yourselves, NEITHER SUFFER YE THEM THAT ARE ENTERING TO GO IN” [Matthew 23:13] It is hard to believe, but there are Preachers in the Church hierarchy propelled by the SPIRIT of SCRIBES, like Simon in Samaria, “TO WHOM THEY ALL GAVE HEED, from the least to the greatest, SAYING THIS MAN IS THE GREAT POWER OF GOD” [Acts 8:10] You see, the GOSPEL is not about numbers, but CONFORMITY with the PATTERN of Jesus Christ, and “YE SHALL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” [Matthew 7:16] After many years of crisscrossing nations in the name of Christ, the harvest is there for all to see, but without condemning any man’s work, the Bible says: “WOE UNTO YOU, SCRIBES and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, YE MAKE HIM TWOFOLD MORE THE CHILD OF HELL than yourselves” [Matthew 23:15] Beloved, break free of those who make merchandise of your SOUL and prepare yourself for the imminent appearance of Jesus Christ, when “… 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” [1Thessalonians 4:17]

5. Accept Jesus Christ and be CAUGHT UP at His appearance, amen