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12-31-17 Rapture Ready News

31 Dec 2017

IAF pounds Hamas targets after weekend rocket fire
Israeli jets attacked a Hamas observation post Saturday evening in northern Gaza in response to rockets that were fired Friday morning at Israel during a ceremony held in memory of an IDF soldier who was killed during Operation Protective Edge in 2014. One of the rockets hit a structure in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, while the Iron Dome system intercepted two other rockets.
North Korea: South seizes second ship in oil supply row
South Korean authorities have seized a second ship suspected of supplying oil to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, officials say. The Panama-flagged tanker, which is named Koti, is being held at a port near the western city of Pyeongtaek. South Korea has already impounded a Hong Kong-registered ship it suspects of secretly transferring 600 tonnes of refined oil to a North Korean vessel.
St Petersburg supermarket bombing suspect arrested
Russian authorities have arrested a suspect they believe carried out Wednesday’s bombing of a supermarket in St Petersburg that was claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS). The Federal Security Service (FSB) said it had detained the “organiser and executor” of the blast, Russian news agencies reported. The bombing at the Perekrestok branch injured 13 people. IS has not released evidence that proves it was behind it.
Iran protests: ‘Iron fist’ threatened if unrest continues
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have warned anti-government protesters they will face the nation’s “iron fist” if political unrest continues. Three days of demonstrations over falling living standards have become the biggest show of dissent since huge pro-reform rallies in 2009. A Revolutionary Guards commander said the protests had degenerated into people chanting political slogans and burning public property.
DHS Announces Program To Illegally Scan American Faces
Both Congress and the Department of Homeland Security have never justified the biometric scanners at airports that could cost Americans $1 billion in 2018. As TSA agents continue to prove their incompetence in the “War on Terror,” the Department of Homeland Security is now allocating $1 billion in taxpayer funding to create a facial recognition program that will illegally scan Americans’ faces.
California Led U.S. with 490 UFO Sightings in 2017
UFO sightings are nothing new. The Puritans reported strange sightings and lights in the sky as early as the 1600s. With the advent of movies about outer space and unidentified flying objects came even more sightings. The National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) has an entire website dedicated to the “collection and dissemination of objective UFO data.”
Plan to combat worst rabies outbreak in Israeli history in limbo over funds
A 400% spike in rabies cases has been recorded in Israel over the past year… While there have been 72 cases reported in Israel of people and animals being bitten by rabies-infected dogs, jackals and other animals since the beginning of 2017, the government has yet to approve a NIS 20 million a year plan to prevent the disease from spreading further.
German Jewish Leader Warns That Jews May Require Police Protection As Anti-Semitism Escalates
Former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany Charlotte Knobloch claims that Jews are increasingly under threat in public and may require police protection to lead a normal life without harassment and violence.
It’s so cold, a dog froze ‘solid’ and sharks died
Even though this year is on track to be one of the hottest ever recorded, this week has been frigid. An arctic blast brought record-low temperatures, freezing rain and piles of snow. The chill is uncomfortable, but also deadly.
UNESCO chief receives Israel’s withdrawal notice: ‘I regret this deeply’
Israel has formally notified the UN’s culture and education body of its withdrawal from the organization, two months after it announced it would follow the US by walking out over resolutions critical of the Jewish state.
US State Department Hints At Iran Overthrow: Are We Witnessing The Early Stages Of Regime Change?
The US State Department has issued a formal condemnation of the Iranian government following two days of economic protests centering in a handful of cities, calling the regime “a rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos” while announcing support for protesters. It fits a familiar script which seems to roll out when anyone protests for any reason in a country considered an enemy of the United States (whether over economic grievances or full on calling for government overthrow).
A Simultaneous Coup and Counter Coup Are Underway In America
Americans, as a whole, do not know and understand their history. Most importantly, Americans don’t fully understand the plot being levied against them by the Deep State and their two primary representatives, former President Obama and wannabe President, Hillary Clinton. The combination of these two subversive leaders, along with revolutionaries such as George Soros, are seeking to destroy what is left of America.  Arizona quickly became a battleground for the attempted Deep State takeover shortly after Obama was elected.
There are 20,000 potential pedophiles in UK, as many as terrorist suspects, police chief warns
More than 20,000 British men are “interested” in sexually abusing children, UK’s national police chief in charge of child protection has said, having compared the data to the number of suspects posing a terrorist threat.
No More Free Money To Pakistan: President Trump Cuts Off $255 Million In Military Aid To PakistanThe Trump administration announced on Friday it will not be sending military aid totaling $255 million to Pakistan. The monetary aid was denied to the Pakistan government in response to its ineffective action against terrorists and militants on its soil.
Trump Stands Up For Iranian People, Obama Failed To Do Same
While his predecessor was hesitant and perhaps overly cautious, President Donald Trump was quick to offer his support to Iranian protesters that are critical of the country’s leadership.
Report: Losses From Global Disasters In 2017 Exceed $300 Billion
Economic losses from natural and man-made disasters have soared by 63 percent in 2017 to an estimated $306 billion, according to a report from reinsurance firm Swiss Re.
What’s killing the world’s bees? New study claims a surprising culprit 
Scientists have found what they believe to be the strongest factor leading to the worryingly steep decline of bumblebees… fungicides.

12-30-17 What to Look Out For in 2018

After several prophetic events and occurring trends in 2017 here's what to expect in 2018.
1. Disclosure and Deception. The governments of the world are finally admitting that UFO's exist and that we are not alone. What they are not telling you is that the governments have been working with other beings for years and that's where we have gotten all the new technologies that are now being revealed. The truth of the real identity of these beings is also hidden. They are not space aliens but rather the fallen ones of old. When full disclosure comes they are going to tell you that these beings are our real creators and that we should worship them instead of Jesus or God and that they are here to save humanity from itself.
2. Extreme and unpredictable weather events and patterns will increase and intensify.
3.Global unrest and war will increase.
4. The move to digital currency will continue. Paper money is going to become worthless.
5. Famine and food shortages will increase 2018. As natural disasters and climate extremes increase and worsen crops will be destroyed and growing seasons disrupted.
6. Evil will continue to increase. Evil is becoming the new normal. People are being desensitized to the daily horrors that we are bombarded with daily via the mainstream news.
7. Natural disasters will increase. Earthquakes,  volcanos, floods, wildfires, will be on the uptick. Look for extremely high UV levels.
8. Hatred of God, Jesus, Christians, and Jews will continue to grow so will persecution.
9. Signs in the heaven will continue and the physical manifestation of end-time prophecies will increase.
10. Awareness will continue to increase in those that have eyes to see and ears to hear.

These are just some of the things to look out for in 2018. Will 2018 be the year of our Lord's return? Will the Antichrist be revealed? Will the rapture occur? Will tribulation begin? Only God knows what is going to happen in 2018 but we have his words and we know what the future holds and how the story ends in the long term. It is our job to watch and always be ready and prepared for whatever happens. I pray that 2018 will be an amazing and joyful year filled with the love of Jesus Christ for you and your family and loved ones.  

12-31-17 The First 15

December 31

Make Space for God to Fill

 
Weekly Overview:
As this year comes to a close, it’s vital that we take time to both reflect on what God has done and allow him to prepare us for what’s to come. A new year marks a fresh opportunity to center our lives around the goodness of God. I pray that as you begin looking toward what is to come you will make space to gain God’s perspective, ground your hopes and pursuits on his grace, and celebrate all that God has done and is doing. May your time with God this week be filled with the loving presence of your heavenly Father.
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” 

Psalm 46:10

The story of Mary, Martha, and Jesus found in Luke 10 encapsulates God’s longing for simple, unfettered relationship with his children. As this year comes to a close I pray that this story would set a fire in our hearts to live out of unhindered union with our heavenly Father. I pray that we would seek to continually make space in our lives for the one thing that truly matters. Scripture says in Luke 10:38-42,

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

I want my life to be centered around “the good portion.” I want all my days to be marked by choosing to sit at the feet of Jesus rather than living a life based solely on works. At the end of my life, I want to look back and know that I sought relationship with my God above all else, and that I gave him my heart in and out of every season, no matter the cost.

The simple truth of Christian spirituality is that God longs to fill whatever space we make available to him with his nearness. The gift he gives us that far surpasses a spouse, a job, a family, earthly success, or financial stability is simply himself. The heartcry of our heavenly Father is simply this, “Abide in me, and I in you” (John 15:4).

What would it look like if your chief New Year’s resolution was making space for God to fill? What other desires of your heart would that take care of? How wonderful would it be to experience the transcendent peace and joy that comes from centering your life around meeting with God? How continually satisfied would you feel in consistently receiving the powerful love of your heavenly Father?

Take time today to reflect on what truly matters. Take time to choose “the good portion” that your life might be centered around he who alone has the power to truly satisfy your every longing. May your year be marked by unhindered union with the God who fills you with his greatest gift: himself.

1. Meditate on God being “the good portion.” Allow the story of Mary, Martha, and Jesus to fill you with a longing to seek relationship with God above all else.

“Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.’ But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.'” Luke 10:38-42

2. Take time to make space for God to fill. Open your heart to him and center your focus on his nearness. Allow Scripture to fill you with faith to receive all he has to offer.

“Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!” 1 Chronicles 16:11

“And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit.” Ephesians 5:18

“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13

3. Rest in the nearness of God. Cast aside all other concerns, fears, and reservations and simply be with God. He will guide you into all you need, but relationship with him should always be centered around simply sitting at his feet.

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10

“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.” John 14:16-17

“Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.” Psalm 139:7-10
 

If you center your life around abiding in God, your year will be filled with remarkable, heavenly, and eternal impact. May John 15:1-5 fill you with a desire to abide in God that all you do this year may yield lasting fruit:

I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

Extended Reading: John 15

12-31-17 Today in the Word

DEVOTION FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2017
Revelation 21:1–22:5
ORIGINAL INTENTIONS FULFILLED
The last chapters of the Bible describe the ultimate end of history and God’s triumph over everything that has separated Him from His beloved creation, humanity. The story of His desire to dwell with men and women in unhindered fellowship that began in Genesis now finds its glorious conclusion in Revelation.
The “new heaven and a new earth” (21:1) describe a restoration of God’s creation. The scene depicts a return to the garden, with a “river of the water of life” (22:1) and “the tree of life” with leaves “for the healing of the nations” (22:2). The brokenness of our fallen world will be removed: “No longer will there be any curse” (22:3); and “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain” (21:4). Every sinful and unclean thing will be removed, and all that remains will be security and peace (21:8, 25–27).
God’s intention for intimacy and relationship will be realized. The wedding of the Lamb is here, with His bride arrayed in beautiful garments of righteousness (19:7–9; 21:2). In the end, “God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them” (21:3). No longer will God need to use a physical structure to mediate His presence, “because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple” (21:22).
God’s original intentions for creation will one day be realized. He has continually shown His love and grace through His presence in Eden, in the tabernacle and temple of Israel, and then by His church. Now He will be manifest finally and fully to the whole world. God’s servants from all nations will “reign for ever and ever” (22:5) in the relationship of peace and light with our God.
APPLY THE WORD
Christ came to earth in obedience to the Father in order to make it possible for Him to dwell within us. As you reflect over this month’s study and the true meaning of Christmas, ask the Holy Spirit to show you how you can follow the example of Jesus and obey God’s leading in a way that invites others to know Him.

12-31-17 Daily Devotion

December 31, 2017

Getting to Know Christ Intimately

No matter where you are in your walk with Christ, it’s never too late to begin pursuing a deeper relationship with Him. Whether you’re already passionate about Jesus or know Him only on a surface level, it is wise to do as Paul urged—to “press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:14). To get started, follow these six steps:
1. Study Scripture. No one can know God apart from His Word since He speaks to us through it, revealing who He is and what He does.
2. Be willing to spend time alone with the Father in prayer, meditation, and worship. One of the main reasons Christians don’t have a close relationship with Jesus is that they’re unwilling to invest the time needed to know Him better.
3. Trust God. The depth of any relationship depends on the level of trust.
4. Obey Him. As we take each step of obedience, the Lord will reveal more of Himself.
5. Observe how Christ works in your life. By paying attention to how the Lord operates, you’ll become familiar with His ways and goals.
6. Make Jesus your top priority. Be willing to lay aside anything that competes with your loyalty and devotion to Him.
Knowing Christ intimately is possible for all believers. The key is persistence, so forget past failures and press on. Find an example to follow. My grandfather’s relationship with Jesus was the inspiration for my journey of intimacy with Christ. I knew that if he had that kind of relationship with Jesus, so could I.
Bible in One Year: Revelation 18-22

12-31-17 Daily Dig

Daily Dig for December 31

Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
Whoever expects Christ will experience the Savior, whether he lives or dies. There is thus no such thing as death where God’s kingdom is concerned. It is not a matter of wanting to leave the world behind; the one who wants to forsake the world abandons God’s will. It is extremely important that the work of preparing the way is already undertaken on earth; it is not heaven that needs to be conquered but the earth. Would that we were all ready to focus on this divine goal!

12-31-17 It's Time to Take Shelter


It’s Time to Take Shelter :: By Tim Cameron


“A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished” (Proverbs 22:3).
One stormy spring night at 2:30 a.m. in the Ozarks of Missouri, I was stirred awake by a loud crack of thunder. Looking out from the bedroom window; I could see the rain was moving sideways. I ran and turned on the TV to see that our area was under a tornado warning. My heart raced realizing that I had slept through any warnings that might have been given.
The next morning talking with other local friends we all asked the same question, “Did you hear the sirens?”
In the Ozarks, in tornado alley, we take tornado season seriously.
Six years ago this May, Joplin Missouri was hit with the deadliest tornado to hit the USA since 1947; 158 people died in the EF-5 Multiple Vortex Tornado.
On May 22, 2011, I stood outside getting ready to go to a friend’s house for dinner and said, “I better call my parents and ask if it’s okay for the kids to stay at their house, just in case.”
The reason? My parents have a storm shelter and the clouds in the sky to the west of us looked very OMINOUS. It was 4:30 in the afternoon when  my wife and I dropped off our three kids and headed to a friend’s house.
We were all eating and talking when I quickly glanced at the radar on my phone and my friend saw my countenance. “Is something wrong?”
“You should see the radar,” I replied. “It looks TERRIBLE, and man, it’s right on top of Joplin!”
My friends’ wife hurried and turned on the TV in the other room, and all of our phones were buzzing with texts: “Home Depot in Joplin got hit, Walmart too!” It was very sobering and all of our “watching and praying” eyes were lifted-up. We all prayed and then my wife and I made a mad dash to my parent’s house to be with our kids.
In the next few hours after having watched the storm lift and pass over our area we would learn that one of the deadliest storms in recent American history had just taken place. Many lives were lost and countless others would NEVER be the same.
Many stories came forth from those who heard the warnings and believed them, and ran for shelter. But at the same time we heard stories of those who turned a deaf ear, “Heard them all my life,” they said and just kept grilling burgers. “I heard the sirens, but they go off a lot around here this time of year.”
And of course we also heard the devastating stories of those who had heard the warnings but were not in a safe place to weather the storm, and lost their lives. Some were even snatched out of loved ones arms. It was gut wrenching and I pray as you continue to read, that this disaster can be used as a major wake-up call to those who have been blinded to something coming that is much more ominous.
You see, many people died, but some were prepared to die. They had taken shelter from  an eternal storm by placing their faith in Jesus Christ, and even though their physical bodies perished, they did NOT truly die. For in an instant, the moment their bodies were struck by that devastating F-5 tornado, because they belonged to God, their souls were transported into His very presence to their eternal home, which they would in no way would want to leave.
On the other hand, there are those who were not prepared for that tornado. More important, they were not prepared for that which would come after that storm. The Bible says it is appointed unto all people once to die and then later, at the Great White Throne judgment, they will stand before God as Judge.
During this horrendous tornado, a local doctor reported hearing people “wail and scream” inside the twister and how it haunted him. But what is even more daunting is that there are those who are even now wailing and screaming from a storm that will NEVER STOP because after being propelled through that tornado, out of a Home Depot or Walmart they arrived in hell.
After the 1000-year Millennium they will stand in God’s courtroom, stand before Him because they refused to believe in Him and refused to take shelter in Him. They will hear a terrible decree, “Depart from Me I know You Not.”
Those who died and had rejected the free gift of salvation offered through Jesus Christ are now in HELL with NO HOPE, no chance to escape. When they stand before the Lord at the Great White Throne judgment they will be sentenced to an eternity in the lake of fire.
But if you are reading this you still have hope.
Here is the deal: There is a storm brewing of biblical proportions and it’s even at the door. You have to have eyes to see and ears to hear.
The radar is screaming for you to PLEASE TAKE SHELTER.
In God’s Word He foretold of a time such as this, and said when you see certain things, to “take shelter!” What are those certain things? Here are just a few:
  1. Israel is being pressured on every side to “divide her land.”
  2. When love waxes cold, when the love of pleasure (self gratification) is greater than love for God.
  3. There will be wars and rumors of wars.
  4. When global economies shake; when knowledge increases and people travel rapidly “to and fro.”
Okay, everyone would surely concede that there has been a significant increase in “wars and rumors of wars,” right? (North Korea, Syria, Russia, China, the USA, Iran in recent days and weeks are taking significant steps showing a war footing.)
Would everyone also agree, that Israel’s existence and its claim upon a certain parcel of land as its capital (Jerusalem) is growing in prominence as a global talking point?
Would anyone disagree that debt is a global epidemic that continues to spiral out of control? The USA’s debt alone is swiftly approaching 20 TRILLION DOLLARS.
Anyone over the age of 40 can argue that homosexuality was in the closet for most of your life. NOW it is in our faces demanding not only be accepted, but normalized, and that those who oppose it should be marginalized.
What about the prophesied increase of travel and knowledge by the prophet Daniel?
“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” (Daniel 12:4)
For thousands of years, mankind traveled by horse but in the last century we’ve seen travel go to where you can ship anything worldwide in three days (Federal Express). You can talk instantaneously to others anywhere via text, instant messenger, and email.
Just as Daniel forewarned: When you see these things, it’s like an ominous storm warning shouting something very terrifying: “The Day of the Lord is at hand.”
“Look! The Lord’s anger bursts out like a storm, a whirlwind that swirls down on the heads of the wicked. The anger of the Lord will not diminish until it has finished all he has planned. In the days to come you will understand all this very clearly” (Jeremiah 23:19-20).
We are approaching a time of God’s undeniable wrath being poured out upon this place we’ve called home. He, in His mercy is warning all who will listen.
Look with open eyes and pay attention. Governments are advocating the killing of babies that survive abortion, after they are ripped out of their mother’s wombs. Now that is criminal enough in light of the fact that it pulls our heartstrings with, “That is a baby!” But also remember that those helpless little lives are God’s intricate handiwork being destroyed—murdered. He authored those lives. To kill those babies is to point a self-righteous finger at God’s saying, “Not your will God, but ours be done.”
I suggest that everyone should read the book of Habakkuk and realize that God is no respecter of persons, and the very thing He allowed to happen to Israel is playing out right before our eyes—as evil and wicked people are reaping a perilous harvest. I tremble at what I’m seeing take place and how rapidly it’s all happening.
Do you not pay attention to those who are planning YOUR VERY OWN DESTRUCTION?
The Jihadists—including the Muslim Brotherhood are screaming, “Americans MUST die.” Even now these enemies are working around the clock to see that this is accomplished through their planning of tremendous violence, and demanding Sharia law (slavery).
We have entire nations to reference for what looks like the ravages of radical Islamists, demanding submission as they train little kids to strap bombs to themselves and walk into crowds and blow themselves up. Even now they are planning massive attacks on the place we have called home (USA). They do this believing they are under a “divine” mandate to usher in their “messiah” by way of horror and chaos.
These radicals have erected training facilities all over the United States and yet most people are sleeping right through it, “Eating, drinking and being merry…”
People are NOT paying attention to the fact that governments are enabling this terrorist ascension by providing billions of dollars, F16s and high-powered weapons. The U.S. government has been handing out visas and free entrance into this country via special exemptions, often with no background checks required.
In relation to a stormy night, your TV should be blaring with this warning:
BREAKING ALERT. As it was in the days of Noah and as it was in the days of Lot so shall it be.
And what about gay “Christians?”
The kicker of these so-called gay “Christians” is that they are the only group claiming to follow Christ and continue to hang onto, and love their sin. There is no other group or individual that claims so proudly to be sinful; not an adulterous Christian, a fornicating Christian, a lying Christian, a gambling Christian or a murdering Christian. They all would add the word “repentant.” A “repentant” adulterer, a “repentant” fornicator, etc.
Every true born-again believer does wrestle with their carnal sin-nature having to take up his or her own cross dying daily and die to self, but would never subscribe to hanging onto sin—which caused Jesus to die on the cross.
If the Holy Spirit is living inside a person, that person will be at war with the sin nature. The Spirit of God would be pruning, rooting out and tearing down everything exalting itself against the knowledge of God. Christian means to be “Christ-like”.
To say being gay is “Christ-like” is tragically trendy and becoming politically correct. BUT the Bible is the only true measure of truth and it says that it is an abomination (perversion) to the very purpose for which mankind was created. We were ALL born wrong the first time, we all have a sin nature and that is why Jesus said we must be “born-again.”
Yet, godless lawlessness is screaming: “TURN OFF THE LIGHT!”
There is a STORM WARNING, but they are having a picnic anyway.
So many pastors stand at their pulpits presenting ear-tickling sermons, at a time when preachers should be in the deepest travail crying out for people to: “Make ready!”
To me, it would be like a group of people watching the news and hearing that an F5 Tornado, hurricane, volcano or earthquake is about to happen. Instead of crying out for safety these clueless people go into denial planning a picnic.
Seriously, get a picture of this: You are sitting in your house, the TV blares the sound of a siren with this banner running across the screen:
A SEVERE WEATHER REPORT WARNING
You would now know that a tornado has been spotted on the ground and it’s headed right toward your town, but at the same time you’re getting a call from a local pastor or church member talking about having a picnic as if all is well—when you know its not.
The prophet Jeremiah showed us that there is a dividing line drawn—that God becomes very angry with those who claim to speak for Him and yet aren’t sharing the truth of what He would be saying:
“Thus says the Lord of hosts: Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They make you worthless; they speak a vision of their own heart, not from the mouth of the Lord. They continually say to those who despise Me, ‘The Lord has said, “You shall have peace”; and to everyone who walks according to the dictates of his own heart, they say, “No evil shall come upon you.” (Jeremiah 23:16-17)
This type of chicanery is happening all over this planet. And it’s being done “in Jesus’ name.” Pastors in pulpits are using the spotlight NOT to point to the only hope for such a stormy time, but rather they use Jesus’ name to shine a spotlight upon themselves—to make money, build buildings,  grow “feel good” ministries (that are  all going to be consumed by fire).
I’m convinced there would be a tremendous harvest in churches if pastors would repent and start preaching the true gospel to their “seeker friendly” attendees who’ve been falsely led through a “repeat after me” mantra instead of being told they need to “repent or perish.”
But sadly, they parrot words from the latest trendy “best seller” to fleece their way up the blasphemous chain of “churchianity,” instead of getting on their faces before a Holy God and asking, “What do You want to say today?”
That should be a warning to us all, to be about our Father’s business. Not to earn salvation but because of what Jesus already accomplished on our behalf to be a true follower of Jesus Christ. Hatred is boiling. True born-again Christians are becoming the scourge of the earth.
You can plan for your best life now if you want to, but based on God’s Holy Word I’ve read that this planet is much more like the Titanic, and we are admonished to get people to life boats—not to build a better earthly world; but help rescue those who  are His.
We have heard this many times but I will say it again, “As it was in the days of Noah.” Noah did NOT change his world. He didn’t win his culture’s favor and he didn’t try to be culturally relevant. He just faithfully believed God and built an ark for the saving of souls.
Please hear the heart of this message.
It is not to condemn, but to stir an urgency to sound the alarm to your friends and family while there is still time.
I tell you, the storm clouds are ominous.
Are you prepared? Have you taken shelter with Jesus?
Hate has replaced love. The love of self has replaced God. “Whatever makes you feel good, just do it.” Run up credit cards, who cares that the debtor is enslaved to the lender? Even now our nation in America is selling its individual citizens into debt slavery by destroying our national sovereignty through spending not billions—but trillions, and yet the masses of kool-aid drinkers are trusting that these blind “leaders” know where they are going.
We have a man named Pope Francis who has been lobbying Israel to give up land for peace, referring to the 1967 borders as the starting point of negotiations striving for a “Two-State Solution.” The Pope is asking for all faiths to unite so we can all COEXIST. That is ominous I tell you!
PLEASE TAKE SHELTER.
In Joplin, the warnings went out and many heard and believed. They ran and hid in safe places. That is what I’m about to ask you to do.
You see, you can scoff at what I’m saying and say, “I’ve heard this all my life,” and as one lady testified in Joplin, “I’ve heard tornado warnings all my life.”
They mocked Noah in his day…
Thousands of people mocked Noah to the very end, and you can too. You can mock the warnings of this time. You can say, “Ah, the government will ‘fix it’ or ‘we’ve seen this before.’”
OR you can take a serious and sober look at the many things that have taken place in recent days, months and years and say, “Maybe I need to wake-up to what is really happening and TAKE SHELTER.”
Did you know the great damage a tsunami can do before the Asian Pacific Tsunami that struck ten years ago? Over 250,000 people died. That storm will pale in comparison to a time that the Bible warns, “Unless God shortens the days no flesh will survive.”
What must you do to be safe from the wrath to come? What is the wrath to come? That is the time of the seven-year Tribulation when God pours out his judgment (wrath) upon an unbelieving world.
In a storm warning for that time, if we turned on our televisions there would  be a scrolling message telling us what to expect:
Strong winds in excess of 100 mph, golf ball sized hail, dangerous lightning.
Ninety to one-hundred pound hailstones (Revelation 16:16-20).
A great earthquake, leaving NO ISLANDS on earth, also taking down every mountain on earth.
One-third of the earth will be burned up, one-third of trees and all the grass (Revelation 8:7).
One-third of the sea will be turned into blood (Revelation 8:8-9).
The abyss (bottomless pit) will open and locust-like scorpion creatures will arise (Revelation  9:2-3).
Evil angels will be released to kill one-third of mankind (Revelation 9).
Painful sores will break out on people that have taken the mark of the beast (Revelation 16).
The sun will scorch people with fire (Revelation 16).
And even worse: Lost souls who die without Christ will be cast into hell, and later into the lake of fire for all eternity.
Stop and think. Please!
Knowing the terror of the Lord, I beg of you to hear this warning.
Right now if a tornado warning was sounding and you “believed it” you would run to find shelter. How can we do that in relation to the choices we must make in this life: We either repent or perish.
Repentance is simply a change of mind; it is to “stop and think” differently than you are now. In its simplest application…in order for one to be saved, he or she must BELIEVE upon the Lord Jesus Christ.
Get on your knees and humbly place your faith/trust in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Believe that He is your only hope, that He is your Lord and Savior and that He is your Storm Shelter and He will be your Refuge. If you do that, I have great news: You will NOT die but you will have everlasting life.
Will you hurry up and take shelter with the Lord?  Don’t you hear the warnings?
Tim Cameron