There is a Calm in Knowing

Only Joy Awaits You
When You Know the Outcome
Ya’ know how sometimes you just have to “make time” for things in life?   I have to admit, this “end-times” research stuff can really stink up your life sometimes.  I mean think about it.  Do you think that God really wants us all sitting in front of our computer screens every night freaking out?  Common. 
I get bombarded with all sides of the emotional spectrum. 
The Jesus is Coming Immediately Camp
Some people are POSITIVE Jesus is coming extremely soon …  I’m talking about like … in maybe 6 months to 2 years MAX!.   Now out of those people you typically have two camps.  The first camp says “Let’s get out of here as soon as possible!”.  The second camp says “I just want more time to make a bigger impact and save more souls for my King Jesus”.
Personally, I put myself in the latter of those two groups.  I want more time to make a difference and I regret not having started sooner.  The number one thing I pray to God each and every day is for him to use me.  I ask him (practically beg, okay yes I beg him) to break down all the barriers so I can get OUT THERE and make a huge impact.
The Jesus is Coming Around 2012 or Thereafter Camp
Then you have the folks that are focused on the 2012 time frame.  For good reason I might add.  You have the Kolbrin Bible, which is this ancient Egyptian rendition of early times that suggests that the DESTROYER spoken of in Jeremiah is really Planet X or Nibiru. 
Then you have the Federation of Light Space Freakazoids telling us that Nibiru and Wormwood are one in the same … and after thinking about it a bit … they might be right.   And then you have NASA with their Solar Maximum stuff.  And scientists starting to “wig out” on the possibilities. 
All you have to do is spend about 20 minutes reading articles published in Tribulation-Now’s Message Boards and you are like “I’M READY JESUS COME NOW!!”
The America is the Great Babylon Camp
Then you have the America is the Great Babylon camp and utter destruction is upon us at any minute.  This group ranges from the notion that the entire USofA is going to EXPLODE in a methane fire bomb at any minute to a slow deterioration caused by strategic nuclear attacks against major U.S. cities.  And quite frankly I cannot discredit this account and have written a number of articles that support this likelihood. 
But then I ask myself things like “what about the FEMA camps?”  Why build the FEMA camps and stage all the guillotines for our beheadings if the whole USoA is going to get burned up in a methane explosion?  Now in the post nuclear war scenario I can see the FEMA camps coming in handy for the ruling class.
And the fact of the matter is that the USoA really doesn’t need to be around for the happenings in Matthew 24 to take place (and other prophecies).  It can just act as an agent of fulfillment.
The “Wait A Minute” There’s More to Come Camp
Then you have the “Wait a Minute” camp.  Now I must admit I find myself bouncing back and forth from the “THE END IS NOW” to the “Wait a Minute” camp all the time! 
Again, unless all the Bible’s prophecies are “behind us” like so many excellent scholars say, we have a LOT MORE to come.  We have the Daniel 9:27 covenant to be signed.  We have WWIII (arguably) to setup the NWO.  We have the prophecy about Damascus being turned to rubble.  Arguably we haven’t seen any of the REAL Revelation wrath yet (some say this isn’t true).
And then you have to ask yourself “what about all the New World Order plans”?  Is God coming here to kick some royal demonic “behind” before “they” start doing their New World Order deal?  Think about the Georgia Guidestones and the target of 500 million population?  What about the global eugenics plans and all the Thomas Horn creepy stuff?  When is the real worldwide “Christian” persecution going to start? (not that I’m looking forward to that mind you!)  But surely the Matthew 24 Christian persecution wasn’t referring to the Catholic slaughter of the Waldenses was it?  WAS IT?
When is all this stuff going to start happening?
If Thomas Horn’s Apollyon Rising 2012 possibilities are likely so, then we have another … well … maybe 8 or more years before the actual Great Tribulation begins!!  WOW.  One of Apollyon Rising’s time tables has the mack-daddy Antichrist taking his SEAT in 2016 (or so).  That means the Great Tribulation doesn’t start until THEN!!
EEEE GAD MAN!!
Emotional Roller Coaster
And what I find really weird is that I can’t help but feeling pulled emotionally by all this.  Even though I am fully aware that what awaits me is FABULOUS and I will  be SO HAPPY there.  I still have this weird unexplainable earthly anxiety about it all.
Did I do Enough?
Will God be Happy with Me?
Will Jesus Pat Me on the Back?
Will I be Sad in Heaven for Not Having Done More?
Sometimes I even “freak out” and wonder if I will make the cut at all!  This is the one that really bothers me.  How many of us, no matter how much we study the scripture, don’t worry that maybe … just maybe … we screwed up something some how really bad?  I admit that sometimes I have to go back an re-read my own articles to pull myself around and realize that JESUS SAVED ME and by HIS STRIPES I AM “SOZO”
SOZO means “Saved” and SOZO means “Healed”
So yes, brothers and sisters, you are not alone with your concerns about “measuring up”.  We are all in the same boat.  Many greater Christian leaders before us have been equally concerned prior to meeting their Lord in Heaven.  Just make sure you have a SUPER STRONG and FOCUSED relationship with Jesus all the time.  Dont’ take anything for granted. 
Be Bold and Reach Out to People!!
THE BEST ADVICE I HAVE HEARD ALL YEAR!
So this morning I was probing around Tribulation-Now’s message boards and I found a gem from Nancy K.  Nancy is awesome.  She is so down to earth and scripturally anchored in the midst of all this craziness.  I love her.
Here is her posting.  It is WAY too insightful for only our Message Board Members to see.
PRAISE GOD FOR THIS
Brothers and Sisters,

I came across this in my daily readings and had to laugh, it seemed so appropriate. I just thought I would share it with my brothers and sisters as a word from the Lord. We get so caught up in what might be and what is hidden, what might be coming and such things. All very interesting, and important, as long as we remember our first mission…to love the Lord our God with all our hearts, minds, and souls, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. This message might bring a chuckle to your day, at how God’s word transcends time and can speak just as sharply to us thousands of years after it was first delivered.

Isa. 8: 11-20

11 The Lord has given me a strong warning not to think like everyone else does. He said,


12 “Don’t call everything a conspiracy, like they do,
 and don’t live in dread of what frightens them.
 13 Make the Lord of Heaven’s Armies holy in your life.
 He is the one you should fear.
 He is the one who should make you tremble.
 14 He will keep you safe.
 But to Israel and Judah
 he will be a stone that makes people stumble,
 a rock that makes them fall.
 And for the people of Jerusalem
 he will be a trap and a snare.
 15 Many will stumble and fall,
 never to rise again.
 They will be snared and captured.”


16 Preserve the teaching of God;
 entrust his instructions to those who follow me.
 17 I will wait for the Lord,
 who has turned away from the descendants of Jacob.
 I will put my hope in him.


18 I and the children the Lord has given me serve as signs and warnings to Israel from the Lord of Heaven’s Armies who dwells in his Temple on Mount Zion.


19 Someone may say to you, “Let’s ask the mediums and those who consult the spirits of the dead. With their whisperings and mutterings, they will tell us what to do.” But shouldn’t people ask God for guidance? Should the living seek guidance from the dead?


20 Look to God’s instructions and teachings! People who contradict his word are completely in the dark. 21 They will go from one place to another, weary and hungry. And because they are hungry, they will rage and curse their king and their God. They will look up to heaven 22 and down at the earth, but wherever they look, there will be trouble and anguish and dark despair. They will be thrown out into the darkness.

Peace and Joy in the midst of the storm,

Nancy K.

Summary in Jesus Name

My summary?

Read Nancy’s contribution again.  That’s my summary.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS OUR KING!!
BE BLESSED!!

4 thoughts on “There is a Calm in Knowing”

  1. Great overview, brother and a touchingly honest post about how all this affects us emotionally. I agree with you and Nancy: the answer is in Hebrews ("Keeping our eyes fixed on JESUS…") and in being in the Secret Place more and more with our Love, our Husband, Brother! King and All-in-All.

    That way we will be able to enter the fellowship of His sufferings and truly "count all things loss".

    And the other issue you touch on (the checklist of Brownie points earned) is another real stinger that dogs a lot of us… Let us remember GRACE and to stand often before the Cross to hear the Words: "IT IS FINISHED!"

    I think it is critical to remain deep in the Word each day and one resource helping me a lot is the Daily Audio Bible podcast; I recommend it.

    Maranatha!
    Paul in Spain

  2. AMEN Brother

    There is still time to make 1 Corinthians 3:13-15 mean something.

    Grab Your Megaphones!!
    Cast out devils
    Heal the sick!!

  3. I'm so glad God has it all mapped out and He is in control! Not to worry about anything, He is going to equip those from power from on high just like He did at Pentecost! That way all praise and glory go to Him! It's sooner than you think because I think I've been led to understand the timing. 2 verses that show it'll happen on the last day of Tabernacles: Sept 29.
    John 7
    37In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

    38He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

    & Joel 2

    23Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

    The Jewish people have more than 1 new year on the yearly calendar, (there's the agricultural and civil calendar) and I can't remember what this one is technically called, but this new year starts on Yom Teruah, aka Rosh Hashanah. This lands on the first day of the month of Tishri. Tabernacles is in the month of Tishri.

    Isaiah 30 gives us clues as to when destruction happens and Israel will no longer have their eyes blinded: when the cities lie uninhabited due to desolation THEN they'll see their teachers (christians full of the Holy Spirit! This is what is meant by the fullness of the gentiles!) This is when the two houses become one under Messiah! One new man, no barrier! The festival of Ingathering, or Tabernacles will definately be called the Season of our Joy for a reason! The Lord is going to show Himself mighty through His people to bring in the harvest. Why have we seen an upswing in 'disclosure?' Because that is going to be their tactic against this HUGE tidal wave against them!!!! Be ready, be completely dependant upon God who is the author and finisher of our faith. It's not by might, or by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord.
    k

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