“Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:28-31).
“The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD” (Psalms 20:1, 27:14).
“The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD” (Lamentations 3:25-26).
“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” (John 1:18).
Jesus very clearly told his disciples before he left this earth, saying: “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you” (John 14:2). He also told his disciples, “I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:2–3).
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me” (John 6:38).
“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 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. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” (Revelation 3:19-22).
“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).
Every day that passes by in this earth is one day closer to the end of the world, and the return of our Lord, Savior and King Jesus (Matthew 13:37–43, 24:1-3). However, Jesus says: “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matthew 24:36).
“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24:37).
“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come” (Matthew 24:42).
There is coming a day on this earth when the sun and moon will not shine, and there will be a period of darkness. “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come” (Acts 2:20).
Unfortunately, untold numbers of people will continue living as normal: partying, drinking, sleeping, having fun or anything to pass the time. However, the Holy Scriptures tells the elect in the Kingdom of God to W A T C H!
Our Lord, Savior and King explained of his coming, saying: “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame” (Revelation 16:15).
“But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light” (1 Thessalonians 5:4–5).
“Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:6-9).
“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call” (Joel 2:32).
“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. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh” (James 5:7–8).
“Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is” (Mark 13:33).
“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh” (Matthew 25:13).
Here are some key guidelines to overcome this lifetime to inherit eternal life in the New Heavens and a New Earth.
1) This heaven and earth belongs to God: “IN the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). “For all the earth is mine” (Exodus 19:5). “The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein” (Psalms 95:5, 24:1).
2) “God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God” (Psalm 62:11). “God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light:” (Psalm 118:27).
3) I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker!” (Isaiah 45:5-8);
4) “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation” (Romans 13:1–2).
5) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).
6) “Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth” (1 John 5:5–6).
7) Jesus says: “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels” (Revelation 3:5). “He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Revelation 22:20-21).
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).
“‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house’” (Acts 16:31).
Jesus Christ says: “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die” (John 11:25–26).
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).
“The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous” (Proverbs 15:29).
Jesus says: “When ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him” (Matthew 6:7-8).
Jesus taught us to pray saying: “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen” (Matthew 6:9-13).
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ says: “…that men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1); “if thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small” (Proverbs 24:10).
“When thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly” (Matthew 6:6).
Jesus also explained that “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:23–24); and “When ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him” (Matthew 6:7-8).
“And I say unto you, ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened” (Luke 11:9–10).
“The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens” (Proverbs 3:19).
Now, earlier today in a POST titled: “Who is the AntiChrist” it was commented as follows:
“THE antichrist/1st beast of Rev.13 is the papacy.
His title vicarious filii dei =666. Add the Roman numerals and see for yourself. Also, there are about 12 other points of scripture that all together points to one place Rome.”
Is this correct? The answer is NO.
John said: “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six” (Revelation 13:18).
This chapter has puzzled people since the time it has been written because they are looking for wisdom in this world. To obtain wisdom and understanding we must read the word of God.
The number “666” has nothing to do with roman numerals or geometry and so on, The number is the ‘key to unlocking’ the name of the seventh king or the AntiChrist (1 Kings 10:23) (2 Chronicles 1:7–12).
Furthermore, the seventh and last world kingdom points to Jerusalem. Our Lord Jesus Christ is clear when he says:
“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, [STAND IN THE HOLY PLACE], (whoso readeth, let him understand:)” (Matthew 24:15). “And [WHEN YE SHALL SEE JERUSALEM COMPASSED WITH ARMIES], then know that the desolation thereof is nigh” (Luke 21:20)
The Apostle Paul also confirmed this when he said: “[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; 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).
Where is the only Holy place on this earth where God put his name? In the temple built by King Solomon in Jerusalem (1 Kings 9:1-7).
“And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore” (1 Kings 4:29).
“Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her” (Proverbs 3: 13, 17-18).
“THE Revelation of [JESUS CHRIST], which [GOD] gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand” (Revelation 1:1-3).
“Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, [THE DEVIL] shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life” (Revelation 2:10).
“And the [GREAT DRAGON] was cast out, that old serpent, called [THE DEVIL, AND SATAN], which [DECEIVETH THE WHOLE WORLD]: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him” (Revelation 12:9).
“And they [WORSHIPPED THE DRAGON] which gave power unto the beast: and they [WORSHIPPED THE BEAST], saying, ‘Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?’” (Revelation 13:4).
“And [ALL THAT DWELL UPON THE EARTH SHALL WORSHIP HIM], whose names are [NOT WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE OF THE LAMB] slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear” (Revelation 13:8-9).
“And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” (Revelation 22:10-12).
“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star” (Revelation 22:16).
“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Revelation 22:20-21).