Dear brothers and sisters,
Because of so many very different “end time” teachings, many people are full of fear of what is about to take place here on the earth. Joel 2:31 NKJ calls it the “GREAT and AWESOME day of the Lord.”
We know that Romans 1:18 tells us, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness”. In 2 Peter 2:1-6 AMP, we see God’s judgment comes upon ‘false prophets’ and ‘false teachers’…”But also [in those days] there arose false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among yourselves, who will subtly and stealthily introduce heretical doctrines (destructive heresies), even denying and disowning the Master Who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their immoral ways and lascivious doings; because of them the true Way will be maligned and defamed. And in their covetousness (lust, greed) they will exploit you with false (cunning) arguments. From of old the sentence [of condemnation] for them has not been idle; their destruction (eternal misery) has not been asleep. For God did not [even] spare angels that sinned, but cast them into hell, delivering them to be kept there in pits of gloom till the judgment and their doom. And He spared not the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven other persons, when He brought a flood upon the world of ungodly [people]. And He condemned to ruin and extinction the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, reducing them to ashes [and thus] set them forth as an example to those who would be ungodly.”
2 Peter 3:16 tells us, “…which the ignorant and unstable twist and misconstrue to their own utter destruction, just as [they distort and misinterpret] the rest of the Scriptures.”
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 tells us, “And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
1 Corinthians 3:17 AMP tells us, “If anyone does hurt to God’s temple or corrupts it [with false doctrines] or destroys it, God will do hurt to him and bring him to the corruption of death and destroy him. For the temple of God is holy (sacred to Him) and that [temple] you [the believing church and its individual believers] are.”
So we see that the judgment of God is coming upon those who twist His Word! Jesus stood against the whole religious system, and then His disciples stood against it.
So it is today. God still has a remnant!
Romans 5:9 and 1 Thessalonians 1:10 tell us that “we are delivered from the wrath!” PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME!!!
So what is about to happen? Here’s the GOOD NEWS: Habakkuk 2:14, “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD.” Colossians 1:27, “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” 1 Peter 4:13-14 AMP, “But insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, rejoice, so that when His glory [full of radiance and splendor] is revealed, you may also rejoice with triumph [exultantly]. If you are censured and suffer abuse [because you bear] the name of Christ, blessed [are you—happy, fortunate, to be envied, with life-joy, and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of your outward condition], because the Spirit of glory, the Spirit of God, is resting upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.”
2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 AMP, “But we, brethren beloved by the Lord, ought and are obligated [as those who are in debt] to give thanks always to God for you, because God chose you from the beginning as His firstfruits (first converts) for salvation through the sanctifying work of the [Holy] Spirit and [your] belief in (adherence to, trust in, and reliance on) the Truth. [It was] to this end that He called you through our Gospel, so that you may obtain and share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah).”
Romans 8:18-21 AMP, “[But what of that?] For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present life) are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us! For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship]. For the creation (nature) was subjected to frailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him who so subjected it—[yet] with the hope. That nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God’s children.” Sounds like a Great and Awesome God Day is on the way!!!
It makes me think of Isaiah 60:1-5, which I believe is a promise for our day, “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.”
This GOOD NEWS and these AWESOME PROMISES are for all those that: John 6:45, “And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.” Romans 8:14, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:6-7, “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” 2 Corinthians 3:18, “But we all, with open face 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.” Hebrews 2:10, “For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory.”
God is raising up a people that will do things according to His Word. He is bringing them all into one to be a glorified body of believers, to be His dwelling place. Ephesians 2:20-22, “And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”
Ephesians 2:15, “Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace.” This “one new man” will fulfill Genesis 3:15, “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel” and Romans 16:20, “And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly.” And Revelation 12:11, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony.” (Please read all of Revelation chapter 12)
We also have the latter rain harvest to look forward to! James 5:7, “Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.” Matthew 13:39, “The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.” Revelation 14:15-16, “And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.”
PRAISE HIM, because has chosen YOU to be in His will! God WILL have the Ephesians 4:11-16 body of believers all in ONE before it is over…His ‘One New Man.’ It will take the ‘5 fold ministry’ (the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher) to accomplish this.
Ephesians 4:12 AMP, “His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church)” It is His 5 fold ministry that is equipping and perfecting the saints for the work of the ministry, to bring in this end time harvest. The saints are the most feared army on the planet! Satan has kept them dead in the pews, under man’s leadership, LONG ENOUGH!
God has a people who are going to do things HIS WAY! 1 Corinthians 14:24-31, “But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth. How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.”
God wants to use EVERYONE in a church service, not just a tongue and interpretation. For you ALL may prophesy one by one. Divine order is what God is calling for! 1 Corinthians 12:28 is God’s government order, “So God has appointed some in the church [for His own use]: first apostles (special messengers); second prophets (inspired preachers and expounders); third teachers; then wonder-workers; then those with ability to heal the sick; helpers; administrators; [speakers in] different (unknown) tongues.”
So let’s be doers of His Word and not just hearers only, James 1:22 AMP, “But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth].”
Our churches in America are under a man-made order and not God’s divine order, not according to God’s Word. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And I will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” This is a promise to US, in this hour.
In His Service,
Your Brother Charles