REDEMPTION: TIME to go HOME to HEAVEN on the LAST DAY.

“Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is” (Mark 13:33).

Jesus says: “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 of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matthew 24:36).

“[WHEN YE SHALL SEE THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION], spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judæa flee to the mountains” (Mark 13:14).

“[AND WHEN YE SHALL SEE JERUSALEM COMPASSED WITH ARMIES], then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the Kingdom of God is nigh at hand; then look up, and lift up your heads; for your [REDEMPTION] draweth nigh” (Luke 21:20, 31, 28).

“[IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE TRIBULATION OF THOSE DAYS] shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory” (Matthew 24:29-30).

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the [DEAD IN CHRIST SHALL RISE FIRST], then 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” (1 Thessalonians 4:16–17).

“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come” (Matthew 24:42).

“Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh” (Matthew 24:44).

“Watch ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness” (2 Peter 3:17).

“And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch” (Mark 13:37).

“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).

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PRAY to GOD in SPIRIT and TRUTH.

Jesus says: “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him” (John 4:24, 23).

“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).

“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 6:10-13).

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E T E R N A L REWARDS versus worldly awards.

This time of the year in this world there is a preoccupation with awards shows: red carpet fashion hits and misses or best and worse dress; winners and losers; highs and lows; iconic, trending and viral moments and the list goes on, and on.

Given the fact that there is so much suffering, starvation and sorrow by countless people in this world where over one billion people live on the edge of poverty, words cannot begin to describe such childishness or silliness or foolishness.

“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God” (1 Corinthians 3:19).

“The thought of foolishness is sin:” (Proverbs 24:9).
Words spoken by King David, “…the sweet psalmist in Israel” (2 Samuel 23:1):

“Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches” (Psalm 73:11).

“When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end” (Psalm 73:16-17).

“For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked” (Psalm 73:3).

“For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee. But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works” (Psalm 73:27-28).

“For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish” (Psalm 1:6).

“Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD” (Psalms 37:34, 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).

Now, therefore, as the only way to get the things that are eternal is through Jesus Christ who died for us; for this purpose then we should live unto him and not unto ourselves (2 Corinthians 5:15).

“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20).
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H E A V E N is HOME F O R E V E R.

“The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness. Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: [THINE EYES SHALL SEE
JERUSALEM A QUIET HABITATION], a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken” (Isaiah 33:5, 20).

“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).

Jesus, the only begotten Son of God says: “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in [HEAVEN], where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).

“For I came down from [HEAVEN], not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me” (John 6:38).

“The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15).

“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” (Matthew 24:14).

“Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).

“[FOREVER], O LORD, thy word is settled in [HEAVEN]” (Psalm 119:89).

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JESUS is REIGNING in NEW HEAVENS and a NEW EARTH.

“The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all” (Psalm 103:19).

“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him” (Isaiah 64:4).

“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18).

“The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand” (John 3:35).
Jesus says: “All things that the Father hath are mine” (John 16:15). “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth” (Matthew 28:18).

“[FOR HE MUST REIGN], till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death” (1 Corinthians 15:26).

“The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness. Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: [THINE EYES SHALL SEE JERUSALEM A QUIET HABITATION], a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken” (Isaiah 33:5, 20).
In John’s vision by the angel of God he wrote:

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to [EAT OF THE TREE OF LIFE], which is in the midst of the [PARADISE OF GOD]” (Revelation 2:7).

“[AND I SAW A GREAT WHITE THRONE, AND HIM THAT SAT ON IT, FROM WHOSE FACE THE EARTH AND THE HEAVEN FLED AWAY; AND THERE WAS FOUND NO PLACE FOR THEM]” (Revelation 20:11).

“And I saw a [NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH]: [FOR THE FIRST HEAVEN AND THE FIRST EARTH WERE PASSED AWAY]; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, [NEW JERUSALEM], coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, [BEHOLD, THE TABERNACLE OF GOD IS WITH MEN, AND HE WILL DWELL WITH THEM, AND THEY SHALL BE HIS PEOPLE, AND GOD HIMSELF SHALL BE WITH THEM, AND BE THEIR GOD]” (Revelation 21:1-3).

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D A Y OF C H R I S T – THE GATHERING.

On the day (night) of the coming of JESUS will commence the separation of those who are away from those who are not of Christ.

“NOW we beseech you, brethren, by the [COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST], and by our [GATHERING TOGETHER UNTO HIM], That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the [DAY OF CHRIST] is at hand” (2 Thessalonians 2:1-2).

Jesus says: “In that [DAY], he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.

Remember Lot’s wife.

Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

I tell you, in that [NIGHT] there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, ‘Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together’” (Luke 17:31-37).

On the day and night, only God knows (Matthew 24:36) when heaven opens up to reveal a sign of Jesus (Matthew 24:30): “[THE SUN SHALL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS, AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD], before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come” (Joel 2:31).

“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).

The Apostle Paul said: “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the [DAY OF CHRIST]” (Philippians 2:12, 1:10).
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Jesus is FIRST and LAST!

Jesus was the FIRST, the BEGINNING, the ALPHA and is the LAST, the ENDING, the OMEGA (Matthew 13:37–43) (Revelation 1:8)!

God declared of his only begotten Son, Jesus, the root of David (Revelation 22:16): “I will make him my [FIRSTBORN], higher than the kings of the earth. His seed also will I make to endure forever, and his throne as the days of heaven” (Psalm 89:27, 20).

The Apostle Paul explained of Jesus: “Who is the image of the invisible God, the [FIRSTBORN] of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the [BEGINNING, THE FIRSTBORN FROM THE DEAD]; that in all things he might have the pre-eminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell” (Colossians 1:15-18).

Brethren, do not be deceived; Jesus comes AFTER the GREAT TRIBULATION on the Last Day at he End of the World.

“And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and [WHAT SHALL BE THE SIGN OF THY COMING, AND OF THE END OF THE WORLD]?” (Matthew 24:3).

“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many” (Matthew 24:4-5).

“Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For 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. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not” (Matthew 24:23-26).

“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).

“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8).

“I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).

“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).

“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” (Revelation 22:13).

“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).
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LOVE of RIGHTEOUSNESS or Wickedness?

To love life in this world is to love wickedness:

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12). “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil” (Romans 13:3).

“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God” (Psalm 9:17).

“Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth [RIGHTEOUSNESS]” (2 Peter 3:13).

To LOVE RIGHTEOUSNESS is to LOVE GOD:

“The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness” (Jeremiah 4:2).

The righteous will flourish as the palm tree (Psalm 92:12).

When time ends, “Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven” (Psalm 85:11).

“The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be forever” (Psalm 37:18).
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What will be missed about this world?

Now, be very careful how to answer?

Here is a clue:

Jesus says: “Remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:32)?

What then will be missed about this world?

The answer is: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

Jesus says: “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62).

“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Matthew 24:13).

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).

In time of old, Lot, his wife and two daughters were elected to be saved from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The angels of God told them, saying: “Escape for thy life; [LOOK NOT BEHIND THEE], neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed” (Genesis 19:17).

Lot’s wife did not believe EVERY word of God as spoken by the angels of God :…” look not behind thee,…”.. Lot’s wife was disobedient to the word of God; Lot’s wife did not endure to the end and lost her Salvation!

Lot’s wife loved life so much in Sodom and Gomorrah that she had to have one last look, but it was not to be, because when she LOOKED BACK she turned into a pillar of salt (Genesis 19:26).

DO NOT LOOK BACK AT ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD!

FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST to the END!

“Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end” (Hebrews 3:12-14).

“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the [COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND BY OUR GATHERING TOGETHER UNTO HIM], whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace” (2 Thessalonians 2:1, 14-16).

“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come” (Matthew 24:42).

“For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24:27).

“Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not” (Luke 12:40).

“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen” (Revelation 1:7).

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Let’s keep our eyes towards the Heavens!

“I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore” (Psalm 121:1-8).

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