SHOOT'N FROM THE HIP: The simplicity of Jesus Christ.... Left Behind (continued)....
by, May 13th 2010 at 09:58 PM (250 Views)
SHOOT'N FROM THE HIP:
That's a lot of blood folks.... And when it is finished.... Judgment Day will come.... The day the Lord Himself will sit to pronounce judgment on all.... In the valley of decision.... On the EARTH.... Not in the AIR.... Which is where the Rapture of the church (phase one if you will) will happen.... And those of you with less than healthy bodies? Take comfort in the fact that it will not be that way on the Day of Redemption.... The day Jesus comes to redeem the saints.... Because all of us will be transformed.... Our bodies made like Jesus body.... Immortal and incorruptable....
WHAT DOES THE WORD SAY?:
(1Co 15:50) What I am saying, dear brothers and sisters, is that our physical bodies cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. These dying bodies cannot inherit what will last forever.
(1Co 15:51) But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed!
(1Co 15:52) It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed.
(1Co 15:53) For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.
(1Co 15:54) Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die [and our mortal bodies have been transformed into immortal bodies], this Scripture will be fulfilled: "Death is swallowed up in victory.
SHOOT'N FROM THE HIP:
In a moment.... In the blink (some versions say twinkling) of an eye.... When the last trumpet is blown (the trumpet of God).... So the very second we hear Jesus shouting our names and God blowing His trumpet our dying bodies will be "transformed into bodies that will never die".... Mortal into immortal.... IN MIDAIR! Before you can blink! As quick as a twinkle!
Look at this in the AMP:
(1Co 15:50) But I tell you this, brethren, flesh and blood cannot [become partakers of eternal salvation and] inherit or share in the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable (that which is decaying) inherit or share in the imperishable (the immortal).
And so we must be transformed....
Check this out:
(1Co 15:52) In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the [sound of the] last trumpet call. For a trumpet will sound, and the dead [in Christ] will be raised imperishable (free and immune from decay), and we shall be changed (transformed).
Which is right in the middle of this:
(1Th 4:16) For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud cry of summons, with the shout of an archangel, and with the blast of the trumpet of God. And those who have departed this life in Christ will rise first.
(1Th 4:17) Then we, the living ones who remain [on the earth], shall simultaneously be caught up along with [the resurrected dead] in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so always (through the eternity of the eternities) we shall be with the Lord!
Which happens because Jesus said this:
(Mar 13:20)And unless the Lord had shortened the days, no human being would be saved (rescued); but for the sake of the elect, His chosen ones (those whom He picked out for Himself), He has shortened the days. [Dan. 12:1.]
But those days must not be confused with the days following the Rapture.... The days the true church (symbolized by Philadelphia) will be kept from:
(Rev 3:10)Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
Check that out in the AMP and the ASV:
(Rev 3:10 ASV)Because thou didst keep the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of trial, that hour which is to come upon the whole world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
(Rev 3:10 AMP) Because you have guarded and kept My word of patient endurance [have held fast the lesson of My patience with the expectant endurance that I give you], I also will keep you [safe] from the hour of trial (testing) which is coming on the whole world to try those who dwell upon the earth.
The New Living says it will "come upon the whole world to test those who belong to this world".... Which is not us.... Because though we are in this world.... We are not of this world....
A NOTE TO THOSE LEFT BEHIND:
No it is not too late to do something about your salvation.... No it is not too late to give your heart to Jesus and let Him live in you.... Though it is too late to escape the Tribuation.... And the days ahead are going to be worse than any that mankind has ever witnessed or will ever again.... You can at least have the assurance that even if you do not make it out of the tribulation alive.... You will be with Jesus forever....
JUST PRAY THIS PRAYER:
Father God.... I know and acknowledge that I am a sinner.... I need You so bad.... Please forgive me for the way I have been.... For the life I have lived.... I believe You sent Your Son to die for me.... I believe You raised Him from the dead.... I believe He is alive forever more.... And I believe He now lives in me.... Father thank you and I receive the gift of salvation You so graciously provided.... In Jesus' name.... Amen....