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This could be a the LAST TRUMPET; remember, Rahab CALLED who she could, angels of the Lord did the GATHERING, as it is written: “And he shall send his angels with a GREAT SOUND OF A TRUMPET, and they shall GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other” [Matthew 24:31] 

THE SCARLET RIBBON

1. Jericho was doomed, “Now JERICHO WAS STRAITLY SHUT UP because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I HAVE GIVEN INTO THINE HAND JERICHO, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour” [Joshua 6:1-2] This generation is as Jericho, God has determined an end to the present world but the nations think otherwise. They shut themselves behind walls of REBELLION to device global peace and safety but there shall be no escape, “For WHEN THEY SHALL SAY, PEACE and SAFETY; then SUDDEN DESTRUCTION COMETH upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape” [1 Thessalonians 5:3] Rulers of this age and their spin doctors marshal resources to fight climate change, terror, famine, inflationary-depression, to SAVE the world; it will not profit them, “The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but SAFETY IS OF THE LORD” [Proverbs 21:31] As in Jericho, even now, God shall SAVE a remnant; Rahab, a harlot, plied her trade in Jericho and by all human indices least expected to be SAVED but she did, “And JOSHUA SAVED RAHAB THE HARLOT alive, and her father's household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho” [Joshua 6:25]

2. RAHAB made it out of Jericho not because she was rich or otherwise endowed but by CONFESSION of FAITH in God, saying, to the two men Joshua sent to spy the land, “And as soon as WE HAD HEARD THESE THINGS, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD YOUR GOD, HE IS GOD IN HEAVEN above, and in EARTH BENEATH” [Joshua 2:11] What “THINGS” Rahab HEARD of God were no secrets, those who came to buy pleasure of her body heard the same testimonies of God but were not SAVED because they did not BELIEVE. In same manner, the GOSPEL of SALVATION through Jesus Christ is preached in all nations, “For unto us was the GOSPEL PREACHED, as well as unto them: but the WORD PREACHED DID NOT PROFIT THEM, NOT BEING MIXED WITH FAITH in them that heard it” [Hebrews 4:2] The same GOSPEL I preach to you, the GOOD NEWS of God revealed in Jesus Christ to SAVE us from this dying world, “And without controversy great is the MYSTERY OF GODLINESS: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory” [I timothy 3:16] If you think it is incredible, consider the challenges against Rahab’s FAITH; a despicable offender before God and men, she BELIEVED and was SAVED. No wonder Jesus Christ said to the men of his time and this age, “… Verily I say unto you, That the PUBLICANS and the HARLOTS GO INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD BEFORE YOU” [Matthew 21:31]

3. Rahab demanded and received a TOKEN of FAITH in HOPE of REDEMPTION, “Now FAITH is the substance of THINGS HOPED FOR, the evidence of things not seen” [Hebrews 11:1] Likewise, our FAITH in Jesus Christ is anchored on HOPE of His appearance when we shall be “CAUGHT UP” in the air to be with Him forever [1 Thessalonians 4:17] The two spies gave Rahab a SCARLET RIBBON, a part of their garments “Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt BIND THIS LINE OF SCARLET THREAD IN THE WINDOW which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father's household, home unto thee” [Joshua 2:18] Our SCARLET RIBBON is not a THREAD but "DOWN PAYMENT" of the LIFE of God in Jesus Christ, passed to us when we received the HOLY GHOST, “Which is the EARNEST OF OUR INHERITANCE UNTIL the REDEMPTION OF THE PURCHASED POSSESSION, unto the praise of his glory” [Ephesians 1:14] While Rahab waited for REDEMPTION, she “SUFFERED” the same deprivations as the men of Jericho, may be more, but she kept HOPE alive watching closely that her SCARLET RIBBON is not lost or torn. We also who have Christ in us, are presently buffeted beyond measure by global instabilities but do not give up because our HOPE is not in things of this world but in Him who LIVES in us, “Now unto him that is ABLE TO DO EXCEEDING ABUNDANTLY ABOVE ALL THAT WE ASK or THINK, according to the POWER THAT WORKETH IN US” [Ephesians 3:20]

4. Rahab had no idea of the DAY or HOUR she would be rescued, we also have no such privilege, “But of that DAY and HOUR KNOWETH NO MAN no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” [Matthew 24:36] Though she knew not the DAY or HOUR, Rahab was not unmindful of the SEASON; when she heard footsteps going round the city, her joy knew no bounds. Beloved, footsteps of our REDEEMER and His glorious angels are at the door, “Behold, I STAND AT THE DOOR, and knock: if any man HEAR MU VOICE, and OPEN THE DOOR, I WILL COME IN TO HIM, and will sup with him, and he with me” [Revelation 3:20] The present pervasive atmosphere of FEAR is a reflection of the terror in Jericho as Israel marched round the city, it is time to LOOK UP, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then LOOK UP, and lift up your heads; for YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH” [Luke 21:28] The TRUMPETS followed, calling us to be prepared in readiness for of imminent appearance of Jesus Christ. At the sound of the TRUMPETS Rahab hasted to call all her relatives to safety of the SCARLET RIBBON, the same I do this day. This could be a the LAST TRUMPET; remember, Rahab CALLED who she could, angels of the Lord did the GATHERING, as it is written: “And he shall send his angels with a GREAT SOUND OF A TRUMPET, and they shall GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other” [Matthew 24:31] Are you BORN AGAIN and ready to meet the Lord? Accept Jesus Christ today as your Lord and Saviour and receive your SCARLET RIBBON, amen

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We are not BORN AGAIN or RECONCILED to God because we go to Church regularly, but by a definite encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ, "Jesus saith unto him, I AM the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE: NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER, BUT BY ME" [John 14:6]

DEMYSTIFYING WHITED SEPULCHRES

1. PHARISEES, the dominant denomination of His day, earned indignation of Christ for their HYPOCRISY, as it is written: “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES! for ye are like unto WHITED SEPULHCRES, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within FULL OF DEAD MEN’S BONES, and of all UNCLEANESS” [Matthew 23:27] WHTED SEPULCHRES are the popular face of Christianity, professing FAITH and LIBERTY but within filled with CORRUPTION, “While they PROMISE THEM LIBERTY, they themselves are the SERVANTS OF CORRUPTION: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage” [2 Peter 2:19] The present Church, more than any other, is afflicted with cancerous WHITED SEPULCHRES, “Having a FORM OF GODLINESS, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. … Ever learning, and NEVER ABLE TO COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF TRUTH” [2 Peter 2:5-7] A WHITE-WASHED model of Christianity, projects flowers of PIETY yet have no FRUIT and “Ye shall KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” [Matthew 7:16] WHITED SEPULCHRES are highly esteemed by men but an abomination before God, their pervasive QUACKERY is a SNARE to those who desire PRESENT TRUTH, “Ye are they which JUSTIFY YOURSELVES BEFORE MEN; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is HIGHLY ESTEEMED AMONG MEN IS ABOMINATION IN THE SIGHT OF GOD” [Luke 16:15] 

2. WHITED SEPULCHRES are built on foundations of CONSPIRACY against TRUTH and the building blocks are men who once tasted of God’s GOODNESS but fell into error, “For it is impossible for those who were ONCE ENLIGHTENED, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made PARTAKERS OF THE HOLY GHOST, … IF THEY SHALL FALL AWAY, TO RENEW THEM AGAIN TO REPENTANCE; …” [Hebrews 6:4-6] When a man who once knew the TRUTH falls beyond REPENTANCE, he becomes as Satan; without forgiveness, trapped in unbridled ARROGANCE, “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I WILL EXALT MY THRONE above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north” [Isaiah 14:13] WHITED SEPULCHRES thrive in untamed WILL to be exalted above Brethren, boosted with claims of superior measure of the Holy Ghost. Listen closely, the HOLY GHOST is ONE, there is no SUPERIOR or INFERIOR measure of the Spirit of Christ. Those who affirm otherwise, take away your precious LIBERTY in Christ, “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and WHERE THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS, THERE IS LIBERTY” [2 Corinthians 3:17] Beware of WHITED SEPULCHRES, where men sit as MASTERS in place of Jesus Christ or as FATHESR in place of God, “But be not ye called Rabbi: for ONE IS YOUR MASTER, EVEN CHRIST, even Christ; and ALL YE ARE BRETHREN. And CALL NO MAN YOUR FATHER UPON THE EARTH: for one is your Father, which is in heaven’ [Matthew 23:8-9]

3. WHITED SEPULCHRES make a show of spiritual SACRIFICES, but the oblations are in vain because LIPS are not in sync with the HEART, as it is written: “… This people honoureth me with their LIPS, but their HEART is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN” [Mark 7:6-7] COMMANDMENTS OF MEN emanate from self-induced visions of those who preside as MASTERS and FATHERS over the flocks to draw men to themselves. They commit you to long hours of spiritual exercises with themselves as image of conformity and magnify their errors in you, “… HYPOCRITES! for ye COMPASS SEAS AND LAND TO MAKE ONE PROSELYTE, and when he is THE CHILD OF HELL than yourselves” [Matthew 23:15] WHITED SEPULCHRES make bold claims to open all doors on earth but make no mention of keys to open heavenly doors “… HYPOCRITES! for ye SHUT UP KINGDOM OF HEAVEN against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in” [Matthew 23:13] SPIRITUAL EXERCISES are not the end but means to purge and prepare a Church without blemish for the Lord, “That he might present it to himself a GLORIOUS CHURCH, NOT HAVING SPOT OR WRINKLE, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and WITHOUT BLEMISH” [Ephesians 5:27] PRAYER, for instance, is not a weapon to fight selfish battles but to actualize heavenly purpose, “WATCH YE therefore, and PRAY ALWAYS, that ye may be accounted worthy to ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS that shall come to pass, and to STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN” [Luke 21:36]

4. WHITED SEPULCHRES are as cages filled with CAPTIVES of DECEIT, “As a CAGE FULL OF BIRDS, so are their HOUSES FULL OF DECEIT: therefore they are become great, and WAXEN RICH” [Jeremiah 5:27] While they PROSPER, it is the PROSPERITY OF FOOLS, squeezed from folks raised to equate FAITH with MATERIAL RICHES, “For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the PROSPERITY OF FOOLS SHALL DESTROY THEM” [Proverbs 1;32] They celebrate COVETOUSNESS to ridicule CONTENMENT and inflame LUST in you to make MERCHANDISE of you”, “… SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS: from such WITHDRAW THYSELF. But GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT IS GREAT GAIN” [1 Timothy 6:5-6] Be not deceived, riches flaunted by WHITED SEPULCHRES are by no means REWARD for serving God; our REWARD awaits us at the appearance of Jesus Christ, “And, behold, I COME QUICKLY; and MY REWARD IS WITH ME, to GIVE EVERY MAN according AS HIS WORK SHALL BE” [Revelation 22:12] Come out of WHITED SEPULCHRES; the appearance of the Lord is so close, when all WICKEDNESS and HYPOCRISY shall be punished, “… COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that YE RECEIVE NOT HER PLAGUES” [Revelation 18:4] Friend, I plead with you to make a fresh start of building your Christian life with Jesus Christ as corner stone. Accept Him today as your Lord and Saviour, Amen

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EXODUS is a Greek word, meaning “GOING OUT” and mostly used to describe the “GOING OUT” of Israel from Egypt, “Now the sojourning of the CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, who dwelt in Egypt, was FOUR HUNDRED and THIRTY YEARS. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and] thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the HOSTS of the LORD WENT OUT from the land of Egypt” [Exodus 12:40-41]

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LIFE is in the stream of BLOOD running through our veins, "For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul" [Leviticus 17:11]

WHEN THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND

1. WHEN THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND, zeal is never in short supply but never according to KNOWLEDGE of TRUTH "For I bear them record that they have a ZEAL of God, but NOT ACCORDING TO KNOWLEDGE" (Romans 10:2) Arguably, more than at any other time in Church history, this generation is ZEALOUS but many are BLIND and led astray by BLIND TEACHERS, who themselves are BLINDED by VAIL of the LAW "...  for until this day remaineth the same VAIL UNTAKEN AWAY in the reading of the OLD TESTAMENT; which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart" (2 Corinthians 3:14-15) This BLINDNESS is not from Satan, it is from God; His just verdict on an evil and adulterous generation, who prefer LIES over TRUTH "And for this cause GOD SHALL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION, that they should BELIEVE A LIE a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had PLEASURE IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS" (2 Thessalonians 2:11-12) This BLINDNESS is not from “BIRTH” but many who once had EYES and walked in the LIGHT are fallen into “PLEASURE IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS and lead many into “DITCHES” of DARKNESS,  "Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the BLIND LEAD THE BLIND, BOTH SHALL FALL INTO THE DITCH" (Matthew 15:14)

2. WHEN THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND, dimensions of time and seasons of seed time and harvest are lost on both sheep and shepherd, “For when for the time YE OUGHT TO BE TEACHERS, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are BECOME SUCH AS HAVE NEED OF MILK, and NOT OF STRONG MEAT” [Hebrews 5:12] The local Church is a nursery bed not a cage; a place to prepare you to fulfil the CALLING of Christ, "And he said unto them, GO YE INTO ALL THE WORLD, and PREACH THE GOSPEL to every creature" (Mark 16:15) I bear witness many are eager to apprehend the TRUTH and fulfil the heavenly PURPOSE but are held down by men BLINDED by greed. "Through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not" (2 Peter 2:3) It is no coincidence, those who make merchandise of you are the same who unabashedly extort money from you with lullabies of false prosperity. If what they preach works, why do they squeeze money from you to build dream palaces and buy jets? Shine your eyes, what you have or have not of the riches of this world have nothing to do with your right-standing with God. Let every man examine himself and flee 'Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS: from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain" (1 Timothy 6:5-6)

3. WHEN THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND, they both fall away from tried and tested OLD PATHS, “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ASK FOR THE OLD PATHS, where is the GOOD WAY, and WALK THEREIN, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein" (Jeremiah 6:16) "OLD PATHS" is the NARROW WAY, paved with the BLOOD of Jesus Christ, wherein His Prophets walked as STRANGERS and PILGRIMS in this world, “These all DIED IN FAITH, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were STRANGERS and PILGRIMS ON THE EARTH” [Hebrews 11:13] Likewise, His Apostles lived and died in HOPE of His appearance, determined not to be entangled with the affairs of this world, “For we are SAVED BY HOPE: but HOPE THAT IS SEEN IS NOT HOPE: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with PATIENCE WAIT FOR IT” [Romans 8:24-25] While the Lord tarried, those who will not endure SOUND DOCTRINE wander after BLIND TEACHERS who panel beat them into conformity with the present world in exchange for influence and riches. Beloved, those who enlist you in diverse campaigns to change the present world are BLIND to TRUTH; the present world is doomed but we look forward in HOPE of the “… DAY OF GOD, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the ELEMENTS SHALL MELT WITH FIREERVENT HEAT? Nevertheless we, ACCORDING TO HIS PROMISE, look for NEW HWAVENS and NEW EARTH, WHEREIN DWELLETH RIGHTEOUNESS [2 Peter 3:12-13]

4. WHEN THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND, the image of the Son of God is replaced with idols in similitude of men. God was manifest in Jesus Christ and we in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be made perfect in His likeness, “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] Those who set themselves between Christ and His flocks with commendations of piety are BLIND to WISDOM, “… MEASURING THEMSELVES BY THEMSELVES, and COMPARING THEMSELVES AMONG THEMSELVES, ARE NOT WISE” [2 Corinthians 10:22] Beware of those who set STANDARDS of FAITH with personal experience, they lure you away from PRESENT TRUTH and bring many into bondage after their own likeness, “While they PROMISE THEM LIBERTY, they themselves are the SERVANTS OF CORRUPTION: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage” [2 Peter 2:19] There are BLIND TEACHERS in the fold; if you follow the MAN IN CHRIST you are BLIND and in danger of damnation. Follow CHRIST IN MAN and you will not be ashamed at His appearance, as it is written: “Be ye FOLLOWERS OF ME, even AS I ALSO AM OF CHRIST” [1 Corinthians 11:1] Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour today, if you have not done so, men


SEASON OF FEAR

1. SEASON OF FEAR is catching up on the world as global economy falters into “inflationary recession”, weather patterns defy science and mutually assured annihilation looms “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] Man is no stranger to FEAR, it is the sentence of DEATH, the ominous earnest of SIN; God said,  "... Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, THOU SHALT NOT EAT OF IT: for in the day that thou eatest thereof THOU SHALT SURELY DIE" (Genesis 2:16-17) Make no mistakes about it, Adam and Eve DIED same DAY they ate of the forbidden tree; they DIED short of a thousand years, as it is written: "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that ONE DAY IS WITH THE LORD AS A THOUSAND YEARS, and a thousand years as one day" (2 Peter 3:8) While they lived they were under sentence of DEATH and in BONDAGE to FEAR, as many today who deny God was in Jesus Christ who became like us, “…  that through death he might DESTROY HIM that had the POWER OF DEATH, that is, the DEVIL; And deliver them who through FEAR OF DEATH were all their LIFETIME SUBJECT TO BONDAGE” [Hebrews 2:14-15]

2. SEASON OF FEAR is fiery preface to the appearance of the apocalyptic PALE HORSE "And I looked, and behold a PALE HORSE: and his NAME that sat on him WAS DEATH, and HELL FOLLOWED with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to KILL with SWORD, and with HUNGER, and with DEATH, and with the BEASTS of the earth'” (Revelation 6:8) There were FOUR HORSES in Revelation 6:1-8 but only one, the PALE HORSE had the RIDER mentioned by name; DEATH, that is, Satan. He rode the other HORSES in disguise to prepare his way, that he might reveal himself in due season. SEASON OF FEAR is cataclysmic fusion of WHITE, RED and BLACK HORSES to reveal PALE HORSE and RIDER, ” … the SON OF PERDITION; 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” [2 Thessalonians 2:3-4] He was the DECEIVER on the WHITE HORSE; armed with a BOW without ARROWS and received a crown without firing a shot, “And I saw, and behold a WHITE HORSE: and he that sat on him HAD A BOW and a CROWN WAS GIVEN HIM: and he went forth CONQUERING and TO CONQUER” [Revelation 6:2] He is in the world spreading FEAR like plagues in a vicious campaign of MISINFORMATION and DISINFORMATION, “… EVERY MAN WITH HIS HANDS ON HIS LOINS as a woman in travail, and ALL FACES ARE TURNED INTO PALENESS?” [Jeremiah 30:6]

3. SEASON OF FEAR is unparalleled terror and bloodshed, as the WHITE HORSE merges with the RED HORSE, “And there went out another HORSE THAT WAS RED: and POWER WAS GIVEN TO HIM that sat thereon to TAKE PEACE AWAY FROM THE EARTH and that they should KILL ONE ANOTHER: and there was given unto him a GREAT SWORD” [Revelation 6:4] The GREAT SWORD is TECHNOLOGY and “POWER” given to the RIDER is license to deploy cutting-edge SCIENCE to incite TERROR with CONSPIRACY THEORIES. Let no man be deceived, this SEASON OF FEAR shall run its course and get worse as the BLACK HORSE catches up, “… and lo a BLACK HORSE; and he that sat on him had a PAIR OF BALANCES in his hand. And I heard a VOICE in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of WHEAT FOR A PENNY, and three measures of BARLEY FOR A PENNY; and see thou HURT NOT the OIL and the WINE” [Revelation 6:5-6] BLACK HORSE and “PAIR OF BALANCES” indicate FAMINE and unprecedented economic meltdown. VOICE from the midst of the FOUR BEASTS signify SEPARATION; as global economy slides into disaster and the world sinks into SORROW, there shall be a “FALLING AWAY”. Those who TRUST in WHEAT and BARLEY, depicting present world shall fall prey to the PALE HORSE. Those whose HOPE are in OIL and WINE of the HOLY GHOST signifying the world to come shall beSAVED, “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, the son of perdition” [2 Thessalonians 2:3]

4. SEASON OF FEAR is SNARE of HELL, a time of global DISTRESS fuelled by FEAR, as it is written: “FEAR, and the PIT, and the SNARE, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth. And it shall come to pass, that HE WHO FLEETH from the noise of the FEAR shall FALL INTO THE PIT; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be TAKEN IN THE SNARE: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake” [Isaiah 24”17-18] Beloved, this is not time to STUMBLE or FAINT but to STAND FAST in Christ, the worst is yet to come; the WHITE, RED and BLACK HORSES are merging to reveal the PALE HORSE. The RIDER is the MAN OF SIN who shall come posing as MAN OF PEACE. He will for a while pacify the nations with a measure of PROSPERITY and later spring the TRAP, “For WHEN THEY SHALL SAY, PEACE and SAFETY, then SUDDEN DESTRUCTION COMETH upon them, AS TRAVAIL UPON A WOMAN with child; and THEY SHALL NOT ESCAPE” [1 Thessalonians 5:3] While they rejoice in sham PEACE, the Lord Jesus Christ shall appear to receive His BRIDE, then shall the RIDER spring the TRAP; DEATH is incarnated in the MAN OF SIN and HELL follows, that is, GREAT TRIBULATION. Friend, accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour today and escape the SNARE of HELL, for “such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the PEOPLE THAT DO KNOW THEIR GOD SHALL BE STRONG, and DO EXPLOITS” [Daniel 11:32]

CHRISTMAS IS MORE THAN A DATE

1. CHRISTMAS IS MORE THAN A DATE, it is God’s offer of PEACE and RECONCILIATION to all men through Jesus Christ, “To wit, that GOD WAS IN CHRIST, RECONCILING THE WORLD UNTO HIMSELF, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation” [2 Corinthians 5:19] Those who focus on one DAY or argue DATES miss the MESSAGE of CHRISTMAS; the GOOD NEWS of SALVATION through Jesus Christ. Another CHRISTMAS is round the corner, before making plans for the festive period, I encourage to LOOK through the EYES of WISDOM, “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came WISE MEN from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for WE HAVE SEEN HIS STAR in the east, and are COME TO WORSHIP HIM” [Matthew 2:1-2] Have you ever wondered why they were called WISE MEN? I will tell you, they SAW what King Herod and Priests in Jerusalem did not SEE. They SAW the STAR, FOLLOWED the STAR and became the first men to celebrate CHRISTMAS. 

2. The story of CHRISTMAS is the MYSTERY of God taking on the frame of man to RECONCILE us to Himself through Jesus Christ, “And without controversy great is the MYSTERY of godliness: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory” [1 Timothy 3:16] The STAR the WISE MEN saw was the revelation of MYSTERY of God manifest in Jesus Christ. They left everything thy had behind to FOLLOW the STAR in HOPE of SEEING God manifest in FLESH and were not ashamed. They travelled over a thousand kilometers not wavering in FAITH, their EYES and HEARTS aligned with the STAR as GPS. Friend, the same STAR beckons to you today more than at any other time, for “We have also a more SURE WORD OF PROPHECY; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the DAY STAR ARISE IN YOUR HEARTS” [2 Peter 1:19] If you will BELIEVE that God was in Jesus Christ RECONCILING the world to Himself by way of the Cross, the DAY STAR shall arise in your HEART and order your steps in the path of SALVATION.

3. Whereas the MESSAGE of CHRISTMAS is SALVATION to all men, PROOF of CHRISTMAS is TRUE WORSHIP, “And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and FELL DOWN, and WORSHIPPED HIM: and when they had opened their TREASURES, they PRESENTED UNTO HIM GIFTS; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh” [Matthew 2:11] CHRISTMAS is much more than eating and drinking, it is a time of sober reflection, a time to return to God through Jesus Christ in selfless WORSHIP. Another CHRISTMAS is round the corner, come to Jesus Christ today with a REPENTANT heart and accept Him as your Lord and Saviour. If you are in Him who gave His life for us, another CHRISTMAS is an opportunity to cement your FAITH in TRUE WORSHIP and present yourself a LIVING SACRIFICE, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 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 12:1-2] Though it seems there is no end to our present travails, we are assured of glory at His appearance. WISE MEN of old saw the BABY, we shall SEE Him in fulness of glory, “Beloved, now are we the SONS OF GOD, and 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” [1Jo 3:2]

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RIGHTEOUSNESS is GIFT of FAITH, HOLINESS is PROOF of FAITH; the former is GIVEN, the latter is EARNED. If any man claims to be RIGHTEOUS and is not HOLY, "Behold, HIS SOUL WHICH IS LIFTED UP IS NOT UPRIGHT in him: but the JUST SHALL LIVE BY HIS FAITH" [Habakkuk 2:4]