Two Events: Part 3

There are two distinct, major future events: the rapture promotes life and the second coming which deals with FATHER’S Justice and wrath!

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1st Thessalonians chapter 5:

For God has not destined us for wrath but to possess salvation through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One.

10 He gave his Life for us so that we may share in resurrection life in union with Him—whether we’re awake or asleep.

11 Because of this, encourage the hearts of your fellow believers and support one another, just as you have already been doing.

Before we were formed in the womb, we have an appointed destiny by The GODHEAD.  However, each of us has the option to accept our individual appointments, or paths.

Paul distinguishes the two events in 2nd Thessalonians chapter 1:

4  so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure,

5 which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the Kingdom of God, for which you also suffer;

6 since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you,

7 and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from Heaven with His mighty angels,

8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the Presence of the Lord and from the Glory of His power,

10 when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.

There can be no question that all men will fall into one of two categories: salvation or everlasting destruction.  We have been given the directive by Jesus Himself to minister to the lost and to the poor who will experience The Love of Christ through our actions.  Every person is without excuse for each have implanted the reality of GOD.

Paul made that abundantly clear when he wrote by The Holy Spirit in Romans chapter 1:

20 Opposition to Truth cannot be excused on the basis of ignorance, because from the creation of the world, the invisible qualities of God’s nature have been made visible, such as his eternal power and transcendence. He has made his wonderful attributes easily perceived, for seeing the visible makes us understand the invisible. So then, this leaves everyone without excuse.

Paul also encouraged us in 1st Timothy chapter 6:

12  Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on Eternal Life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

13 I urge you in the sight of God Who gives Life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate,

14 that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing,

15 which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

There is “the appearing” and “the return to earth”.  The timing of “His appearing” is only known by FATHER.  “The return to earth” will be known once the great tribulation begins.

Jesus spoke in Mark chapter 13:

32  “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in Heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

33 Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.

34 It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.

35 Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming-in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning-

36 lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping.

37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”

Each generation has been warned of His second coming and expected it to occur in their lifetime.  The devil and his minions don’t know the time so they are continuous attempting to prevent men from fulfilling their individual callings.  They use vessels of dishonor to carry out the resistance.  They have babies killed hoping to remove the mandates of FATHER to bring forth HIS Kingdom on earth.  They tried to remove both Moses and Jesus but were unsuccessful. 

We are not to be surprised by the perversion of today around the world.  Our focus must remain on the commission given to us by Jesus Himself.  I am fully committed and I trust you are too.

Paul summed it up as he wrote by The Holy Spirit in 2nd Timothy chapter 4:

1  I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, Who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His Kingdom:

2 Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;

4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.

5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

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