The rapture is lie created by the powers of darkness to coincide with the peace and safety gospel message preached in most churches where you can willfully practice sin and God is completely okay with it. It will not destroy you because you have said the prayer and took it a step farther because you got water baptized. Jesus, bless your soul, does not want your little flesh to suffer and He is going to take you out of this world before judgment comes. The rapture is a total joke of a message based mainly out of Matthew 24 and Daniel 12.
Lets take a look at it in more detail. Okay Matthew 24: I love Matthew 24. Now let’s just set the background here. Now I want you to just think with me. You know when study the Word you have to do some thinking. You do not have to be real smart, but you have to do some thinking. Why on earth would Jesus spend so much time talking about the end times and the signs we are to look for if we are going to be taken out of here? Why would it even be mentioned if we are going to be gone when all these things are going to be happening? Why would we even need to know about it? Are we going to send a email down from heaven saying hey guys look you need to read over here in Matthew 24? So lets take a closer look at Matthew 24 starting in verse 3: And He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately. Now I have taught this over and over, that it is disciples that know what the Lord is saying. I am telling you that you will never know, but you will think you know and understand this word of God if you are not a true disciple.
Now back to Matthew 24: 3 where the disciples where saying “Tell us, when these things will be, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and the end of the age?” So the disciples are asking three questions. When are you coming, what will be the sign of your coming, and what will be the sign of the end of the age? The disciples just asked three very important questions. And Jesus is getting ready to answer these three questions. 4: And Jesus answered and said to them, See to it that no one misleads you. So the first point is many people are going to be misled. So how are they going to be misled? Usually they will be misled by false teaching and false signs and wonders. So one of the signs of the end of the age and the coming of the Lord is there is lot of deception and a lot of people being misled.
So Jesus says See to it that no one misleads you. 5: Many are going to come in My name, saying, I am the Christ, and will mislead many. Now I always say this so some of you reading this may have heard this already. Now if somebody comes up to you and says “I am Jesus,” is that going to mislead you? No because you are going to say something like get out of here you fruit cake. Is that going to mislead you? No! So if they say I am the Christ, what is that talking about? You have to go what does Christ mean. Christ means the anointed one. Have you ever heard anyone come up to you and say that? Turn on your T.V. and watch some religious programming. I am the anointed one. I have the anointing. I have this. I have that. Do you see what I am saying? It could be that couldn’t it? That is just something for you to think about.
6: And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. Do you hear of that today? See that you are not frightened. As long as you know what is going on and as long as your heart is right with God you do not need to be afraid, but if you are not right with God and you do not understand of the times then you better be very afraid. For those things must take place. So in other words all these things must take place. So in other words you can not stop this from happening. It is going to happen, but that is not yet the end. This is just a precursor to all these things.
7: For nation will rise against nation. Kingdom against kingdom and He said there will be famines and earthquakes. Which we know that is going on today.8: But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. You know what the birth pang is? Jesus is birthing His church. We are supposed to be the true followers of Christ or that blameless bride coming out of this thing.
9: Then they will deliver you to tribulation. Well I think that is interesting. That you are going to go into tribulation, but we have already been taught so many times we don’t go into tribulation. Jesus said I right there. I don’t know how you can miss that. How can you miss that? I mean if can read, you don’t have to be very smart to catch that. A first grader could read that. Then they going to deliver you to tribulation. And will kill you, and you be hated by all nations on account of my name. Now I have taught in the past, to quit trying to get the world to love you. Because the Bible says if you are loved by the world the world will love it’s own. People are going to hate you if you are one of the disciples of Jesus.
10: And at that time many will fall away. Now we are not talking about unbelievers now are we? Now many means a lot. A whole lot more than a few. They are going to fall away. Now I know a lot of doctrines out their teach you can not fall away. 13: But the one who endures to the end, he shall be saved. But Jesus states that if you endure to the end you will be saved. 14: And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a witness to all nations, and then the end shall come.
15: Therefore when you see this. Now it is going to be real hard to see this if you are up in the heavens raptured. I mean this disciples asked Him what’s the sign of His coming and what is the end of the age, and Jesus is telling them how to recognize them. And now He is about to tell them when you see this get ready. Now does that mean you are going to be here? To me that means you are going to be here. It means it to me. 15: Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand). Jesus is saying you better understand. When He says let the reader understand He is saying most people won’ understand what he is talking about. When He says he that has ears to hear what the spirit is saying. That means most people won’t have ears to hear. When he says don’t be deceived that means most people will be deceived. That is what that stuff means. So he says let the reader understand what I am talking about.
So now lets go look quickly at the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel. Daniel 11: 31 which is talking about the antichrist. 31: And forces from him will arise, desecrate the sanctuary fortress, and do away with the regular sacrifice. And they will set up the abomination of desolation. 32: And by smooth words. Might that be the words of a false prophet. You have to understand what Satan is trying to do to God‘s people. Satan is trying to get God’s people to become a harlot or a adulteress, and he is trying to draw them after another lover other than Jesus.
Turn to proverbs 5:1 My son give attention to my wisdom. Which wisdom is one of the seven spirits of God in Isaiah 11:2. He said pay attention to my wisdom which means there is a wisdom of God and there is the wisdom of Satan. There is a wisdom of God and there is a wisdom of the world. Incline your ear to my understanding. 2: That you may observe discretion, and your lips reserve knowledge. 3:For the lips of a adulteress drip honey, and smoother than oil is her speech. 4:but in the end she is bitter as wormwood.
So now back to Daniel 11:32 where it says and by smooth words. And we see that this is a spirit of harlotry operating in false prophets enticing the people of God to fall away or go astray. That is what Jesus is talking about in Matthew 24 and why Jesus is saying see to it that no one misleads you. And we go over here to Daniel 11:32 And by smooth words he will turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant. So what is the false prophet going to get you to do? He is going to get you to fall away. Did Jesus say their will be fallen away in the last days? How? By false prophets teaching through smooth words to get you to, basically, avoid obedience to the covenant of God. That is what they are going to do.
People will be falling away and won’t even know they are falling away. Did you know that? That is the problem. Because they have been deceived, and they think they are going the right way. It is very subtle. But the people who know their God will display strength and take action. So Daniel says the people who really know God are going to do something. The question is do you know God? 33: Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many. So there are going to be some people who have insight about what is going on and they are going to give understanding to the rest of the folks can know what is going on. Yet they will fall by the sword and by flame, by captivity and plunder, for many days. In other words the enemy is going to wreak havoc on the people of God. 34: Now when they fall they will be granted a little help and many will join with them in hypocrisy. 35: Some who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge and make them pure until the end time.
Now watch this! 36:The king will do as he pleases and he will exalt himself above every god and will speak monstrous things against the God of gods; and he will prosper until the indignation is finished, for that which is decreed will be done. Now let’s stop their for just a moment. There is a video circling around you tube right now showing the current president of the United states completely mocking God and Christianity in general.
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37: And he will show no regard for the God of his fathers, or for the desire of women, nor will he show regard for any other god; for he will magnify himself above them all. 38 But he instead he will honor a god of fortresses; a god whom his fathers did not know. Now the God he is speaking of here is Satan and this antichrist is going to honor him which we will see later in the book of Revelation.
Daniel 12:1 Now at that time Michael, Who is Michael? Michael is the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. What does that mean? Is he sitting down? If he is standing guard then might he be around here on the earth going back and forth possibly? Well what is going to happen when he arises? 12:1 Michael the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise, and there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation. At that time Michael is going to arise.
At that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book will be rescued. So at that time there is going to be a rescuing of the people of God. Why do you think there is going to be a rescuing of the people of God? Because the one who is guarding the people of God is gone from the earth. What is the rescuing it is talking about? It is not the rapture of the church. This is talking about the people in Revelation 17 who heeded the warning to get out of Babylon, the false religious system that is preaching a false eternal grace message that has become a dwelling place of demons, and is telling everybody no harm is going to come to you because God is going to rapture you out of all the suffering. I hope to address this in detail later if I have time.
Now look at 2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then the lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming. 9: that is the one who’s coming is in activity with the activity of Satan. Now then, Jesus has a coming. Satan has a coming. You see Satan always counterfeits Jesus and will always try and imitate. Do you hear what I am saying? So his coming is in one accord with the activity of Satan with all power and signs and false wonders. So there is your power false signs and wonders coming out of the antichrist in the book of Revelation. 10: And with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of truth so as to be saved.
So people did not understand the truth and they did not get saved because of this deception coming forth through the spirit of the antichrist. Now look at this, 11: And for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence, there is your false prophets. When you hear truth and reject it, the next thing you get is a lie, every time. When you hear the truth of the word of God and you reject it, the next thing you get is a demon spirit that will give you what you a lie, because if you do not receive the truth then what else can you receive?
Now let’s go back to Daniel 12:2. Now this is after Michael was taken out or arises here. Watch what happens. 2: Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake. Does that sound like resurrection to you? It sounds like resurrection to me. These to everlasting life but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt. This is after Michael being raised up. 3:Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
Now skip down to verse 9: He said go your way Daniel, for these words are concealed up until the end time. 10: Many will be purged, purified and refined; but the wicked will act wickedly, and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand. 11: And from the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. How blessed is he who keeps waiting and attains to the 1,335 days! So there is another 45 days going on here where something else is going on that seems to be pretty interesting.
Okay now lets go back to Matthew 24:16 : Then let those that are in Judea flee to the mountains. So Jesus is saying when you see the abomination of desolation you better flee to the mountains. 17: Let him who is on the housetop not go down to get the things that are in the house. Remember Lot’s wife when she looked back. 18: And let him who is in the field not turn back to get his cloak.
19: But woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse babes in those days. Now I do not think that means that you should not be having physical babies. I think it is talking about spiritual babies. Woe to you if you are trying to birth a spiritual baby when all of this is going on. Woe to you if you are not spiritually tuned in to the Spirit of God when all of this is happening because it is going to be a time like we have never seen. 20: But pray that your flight may not be in he winter, or on a Sabbath. 21: For there will b a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now. Is that what we just read over in Daniel 12 when Michael arises there will be a distress like has never been seen? It is the same thing right here. 22: And unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days shall be cut short. Did it say that the elect would be rescued over in Daniel 11? Here it is again.
23: Then if anyone says to you, “behold, here is the Christ, or there He is,” do not believe him. 24: For false Christ and false prophets will arise to show great signs to mislead, if possible, even the elect. Meaning this! It is possible for the elect to be deceived. Now most people will say that the elect can not be deceived but that is not what that just said. 25: Behold I have told you in advance. So Jesus is answering those disciples and he is stating that he is telling them in advance so when it happens you are going to know it. 26: If therefore they say to you, “Behold, He is in the wilderness, do not go forth, or Behold, he is in the inner rooms,” do not believe them. 27: For just as the lightning comes from the east, and flashes to the west, so shall the Son of Man be. 28: Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.
Now I want to set the stage for you on the coming of the Lord. Now let’s go to Matthew 24:40 Now this is after all this other stuff all the way down through verse 39. After all of this other stuff Jesus says 40:Then there shall be two men in the field. Ones going to be taken and one is going to be left. 41: Two women grinding at the mill; one will be taken. And the other one will be left. Now how many of you have been taught that is rapture? Now listen closely. 42:Therefore be on the alert for you do not know what day your Lord is coming. Now if Jesus is coming to take you away then why would you be on the alert? If he is going to come and take you away then like come on Lord lets go. But if He is coming in another way then you might want to be ready for the way He is coming. That is what I want to show you.
42: Therefore be on the alert for you do not know what day your Lord is coming. 43:But be sure of this, That if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into. So Jesus is talking about the coming of the Lord and He is using the analogy of a thief. Now then what is that saying? Does that mean he is coming in a way nobody knows? That is not what that is about. It is different. It‘s not when He is coming but how He is coming.
If the head of the house knew at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and not allowed his house to be broken into. In Joel chapter 2 it talks about the locust army. And the locust army enters the house like a thief. Well Jesus is giving a little insight here but He does not go into detail. For this reason you be ready for the Son of Man is coming at a hour when you don’t think He will. He is coming when you don’t think and He is coming in a way you don’t think.
Now then turn to Revelation 3:1-6. I want to show you how Jesus comes like a thief. You have to understand He is coming like thief. Revelation 3:1: And to the angel of the church of Sardis write: He who has the seven spirits of God. You see there are not seven spirits but there, but there are seven personality aspects of the Holy Spirit which are listed in Isaiah 11:2. The seven spirits of God means the Spirit of Truth, Spirit of the Lord, Spirit of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Strength, Knowledge. Those are the seven personality aspect of the Holy Spirit.
3:1 And the seven stars, says this: I know that you have a name that you are alive but you are dead. So He is talking to a church that has a name that they are alive like Life church, Word of Life Church, New life Church, Living Water Church, or Life Way Church. How many churches have a name that is kind of like what is being addressed right here? I find that interesting. This church has a name that they are alive but they are dead. 2: Wake up and strengthen the things that remain, which are about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. So he is warning them. You better wake up. You have a name that you are alive and you are singing jumping and shouting like your alive but your dead. He said you better strengthen the things that remain. Why? Because the harlot, the false teachers, the false prophets, and the harlot spirit will take your strength.
Turn to proverbs 5. Guys you are going to have to understand these things to get the picture what He is saying. Why does it say strengthen the things that remain? Because you have lost your strength. Now Proverbs 5 is talking about the harlot where smoother than oil is her speech. Now look at verse 7: Now then my sons listen to me, and do not depart from the words of my mouth. 8: Keep your way far from her, And do not go near the door of her house. 9: lest you give vigor to others, and your years to the cruel one, which is the powers of darkness. 10: Lest strangers be filled with your strength. So that spirit of harlotry takes your strength and steals your strength. So Jesus is saying in Revelation you better wake up.
Now back to Revelation 3:3 where is writing letter to the seven churches. Now we also read this back in Matthew 24 where He said if the head of the house new at what hour the thief was coming. Now then Jesus is going to tell you who the thief is. 3: Remember therefore what you have received and heard; keep it, and repent. So in other words He is saying you better remember what I told you and you better keep it and you better repent. You better do what you are supposed to do. If therefore you will not wake up. Remember He said if the house had known at what hour the thief was coming. If you don’t wake up then I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come upon you.
He is coming a little different than we have been taught. This is why you have to be on the alert. If you are not then He is going to come like a thief. And when the thief comes he is going to kill, steal, and destroy. Because the thief only comes to do what? Steal, kill and destroy! That is in John 10:10. He is coming like a thief meaning this. If you are not awake when He comes, and you are not ready. Then He is going to be a thief to you. And you know who the thief is? Satan! So you know how He is coming? He is coming and allowing the powers of darkness to come on the sleeping church. The thief is coming to the sleeping people of God and they will not be awake and they will not recognize it and they are going to get taken away.
How are they going to get taken way? By the false prophets, the smooth words. All of that stuff there is the taking away of the people of God. That is how they are taken away. Ones taken and one is left. The thief comes in the night to enter your house to steal, kill, and destroy. This is how He is coming. This already happening to a large degree in the church. 4: But you have a few people. He said a few. You know how many a few was in the days of Noah? Eight people! You have a few people who have not soiled their garments. They will walk with me in white for they are worthy. 5: He who overcomes shall thus be clothed in white garments.
So the promise is to the over comers right? It is not to the ones who say the magic words. Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose again on the third day and I know that I am a sinner so please forgive me for my sins, halleluiah, I am saved. That is not what this is saying right here. Jesus is saying to him who overcomes. So there is a lot to overcome here. And I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before my father, and before His angels. Jesus said if you overcome then I won’t erase you’re your name. If you do not overcome then I will come and take away which is the parable of the talents. Do you see what I am saying? You have the ten virgins. The five foolish who had the lamp and they had the oil but he took them away. Erasing is like taken away. It is all saying the same thing. He said I am going to come like thief. If you overcome you are going to have white garments, but if you don’t I will erase your name. Do you see that. Hopefully this is getting clearer for some of you.
Okay then so what are the white garments? Does that mean you are going to have a white suit like the television evangelist? Okay then lets look at what the scriptures says. Turn to Revelation 19:7: Let us rejoice and be glad and give glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready. 8: And it was given to her which means God gave his people the grace to get pure. That is the fine linen of the saints. In other words God poured out grace on His people so they could get cleansed and ready for the bride groom.
I mean what bride groom wants to go get a dirty bride? A bride would not come in there in their work clothes and their hair rollers with out taking a bath and say I am here honey; let’s get married. You would be backing out and getting you another woman. You would be saying something is not right. That is not the one I want. Well do you think Jesus is any different? You think He is going to come in and say no problem let’s get married any way? No he is going to say there is something wrong with that bride there. She is a little dirty. She has defiled herself. Her garments are not clean. Look guys Jesus does not marry harlots and prostitutes. He will not do it. So we have to overcome all of this stuff and get the fine linen bright and clean. That is the white garments in Revelations 3.
What is the fine linen? For the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. The fine linen is not the magic words you pray. The fine linen is obeying the word of God and walking in holiness and righteousness. That is how you clothe yourself in the white linen. That is how you make yourself ready. In the parable of the virgins what did it say about the foolish virgins? They went away to get the oil and it says the wise who made themselves ready went in. They where ready. This is how they got ready for the coming of the Lord. 9: And he said to me, Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the lamb.
Now back to Revelations 7: 13-14: And one of the elders answered saying to me, these who are clothed with white robes who are they, and where have they come from. 14: And I said to him, My Lord you know. And he said to me, They are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Now back to Revelations 3:6.Now after saying everything to the church of Sardis listen to what Jesus has to say. 6: He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit say to the churches. In other words, do you hear what He is saying. So if you don’t have a ear then you are not going to understand what I am saying. When He says that, that means most people are not going to understand that. Now John 10:10 says The thief comes only to steal, and kill and destroy. So that is again how He is coming like a thief.
Turn to 1 Thessalonians 5:2: For you yourselves know. Now these guys new something that we don’t know. For you yourselves know that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. 3: While they are saying peace and safety! There again is your false prophets and that is the message that is being preached when Jesus comes. Peace and safety, nothing bad can happen to us. Then destruction will come upon them suddenly. So what am I saying? I am saying this; that the powers of darkness are being released more and more. And they are the test to find out who the real people of God are. And if your house is not ready and you are not on the alert. Then you are going to be led away by the harlot’s voice. That is what is going to happen.
And Jesus is going to allow it. He did this in Deuteronomy 13. He allowed false prophets to be raised up to test the hearts of the people. He did it in the old testament and He is doing it today. And all that stuff is to test the hearts of the people to find out who do you love. God wants all your heart. It will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child and they will not escape.
In other words there will be a false peace and safety message and everybody is thinking every thing is okay and boom! They are led astray, and the day of the Lord comes, and they missed it. It was too late. Jesus comes and the powers of darkness have already come and have taken them away to the false teaching, the false prophets, the false signs and wonders and Jesus comes and they miss Him. That is what happened to the foolish virgins. They missed Him. That is what happened to two working in the field where one is taken and one is left. 4: But you, brethren are not in darkness, that the day would over take you like a thief. In other words if you are in darkness; the thief is going to come and overtake you like a thief. 5: For you are sons of light and sons of day. 6: So let us not sleep as others do. In other words the sleeping virgins of the last days are asleep when all this comes you are going to miss it. And what is talking about when it says you are asleep? It is talking spiritually asleep. So I am doing every thing I know how to do to wake myself up and wake every one else up. Wake up!
Foolish virgins never really wake up and get it. They will hear but they will never hear. Because they do not believe the truth. 8: But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation for God has not destined us for wrath. In other words we are not supposed to go through the wrath, but if you do not wake up and you do not get your garments clean, then the wrath is going to come on you. That is what is going to happen. Is everybody with me so far?
It is time to get serious about cleaning your house. I am talking about myself and everybody else included. We better get everything out because the thief when he comes if he can find anything there then he will come and break into your house. It is the test that is going to come to find out who you are. Turn to 2 Peter 3:3 Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking following after their own lust. That is one of the signs of the last days is mocking. A spirit of mockery. I would say that in 90 percent of the believers that we have counseled with that I have had to cast out a spirit of mockery in them. I had to deal with it in my own life. That spirit will make you not want to take God’s word seriously and believe that God really means business when He says repent and turn away from your sin. That spirit kept telling me God does not really mean that. He understands you can not follow in Christ footsteps putting to death the deeds of the flesh. Only Christ was able to do that. You just have to do the best you can and God will understand and His blood will cover you. And it was a lie straight from the pits of hell. And their was a spirit of lust that worked hand and hand with the spirit of mockery. It had to go as well.
2 Peter 3:7 But the present heavens and earth by His word are being reserved for fire, kept from the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. 10: But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. Now peter heard this message that we just heard in Matthew 24. So what do you think he is saying in 2 Peter? The same thing that he heard when Jesus was on the earth. The same thing we read out o Daniel. So Peter is just going back and telling you again in a little different way. In which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and it’s works will be burned up. 11: Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness. 12: Looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God. He said you are supposed to be looking for this day. Does it say you are supposed to be looking for the rapture? No! Does it say anything about rapture here or anywhere here? No! Peter said look for the day of the Lord. Why? Because you better be on the alert when that day comes and be ready or you are going to be taken away.
You are going to see this when I get into the flood in just a moment. 13:But according to his promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. 14: Therefore, beloved. Who is the beloved? You are a beloved and I am a beloved. We are the beloved. We are the beloved of the Lord. He is talking to the people of God right? 14: Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless, and blameless.
Now then the flood. Now I love this. Turn to Matthew 24:37. Now hen the flood and the thief and the lightning is all the exact same thing. 37: For the coming of the Son of Man will just will be just like the days of Noah. It is going to be exactly like the days of Noah. When He says just like do you know what that means in the Greek? I t means just like. It means that in the Greek. 38: For in the days which where before the flood they where eating and drinking, they where marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark. So before the flood came everybody was eating and drinking and marrying and doing the bebop and doing all the stuff, just having a good old time. Halleluiah, praise the Lord, Jesus is coming. Eating, drinking, marrying, and given in marriage until the day Noah entered the ark.
Now what is Noah doing for a hundred and twenty years? He is getting his ark ready. He is getting his garment ready so he will be protected. He is building his ark. And he is preaching out there and he is saying hey folks it is going to rain and they are going what is that? Because it had never rained before. There is a flood coming. What’s that? It had never happened before. Did it say over Daniel that it was going to be a time of distress like had never happened before? Over in Joel chapter 2 it talks about the locust army as being like nothing that has ever happened before? Here it is here talking about the same thing. It will be like nothing that has ever happened before. Noah for a hundred and twenty years was preaching and preparing and warning the whole time.
39: And they did not understand. You see that word understand. Again in Daniel did we not read about those who had understanding and others did not. Did not understand means they did not have the Spirit of God working in their lives to understand what the word of God was saying. Noah was telling the people the truth for a hundred and twenty years and they did not believe it. So what did they get in return? A lie! 39: And they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away. So shall the coming of the Son of Man be. He said they did not know what was going on until all of the sudden Noah’s in the ark and the flood comes and guess what happens? Did it not just say the flood came and took them all away. So who gets taken away? It was the unrighteous that get taken away. The flood took them away. 40: Two will be working in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. The thief comes to steal which means take away; kill which means take away; destroy which means take away. The coming of the Lord; this is how He is coming. So He is coming like a flood. He is coming like a thief. He is coming like lightning. He is coming in destruction. The thief, the flood, the lightning is all the powers of darkness which I will show you in a minute.
40: Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. 41: Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken, and one will be left. 42: Therefore be on the alert. And then it goes into the thief. So the thief, the flood, and the taken away is all the same thing. The flood is what takes the people away.
Now turn to Luke 17:20. Now this is a similar account of Matthew 24, but I want you to see this in this light. He is talking to the Pharisees here; now watch this. 17:20 And having been questioned by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God was coming, and He answered them and said, The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed. In other words if you are looking kingdom of God with all these outward signs then you are going to miss it. It is not the way it is coming. The signs of His coming are not necessarily physically discernable. Now he goes on and says exactly the same thing about the coming of the Lord that we saw in Matthew. 21: Nor will they say, look here it is! Or there it is! For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst. 22: And he said to His disciples, the days shall come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will see it. 23: And they will say to you, Look there! Look here! Do not go away and do not run after them. He said you are looking for it, but you are not going to see it because it is spiritually discerned. Just like the kingdom of God comes and if you do not see it spiritually then you will miss it. 24: For just as the lightning, when it flashes out of one part of the sky, shines to the other part of the sky, so will the Son of Man be in His day. Now look at verse 26: And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it shall be also in the days of the Son of Man.
So He says it again. 28: It was the same as happened in the days of Lot. You see this He uses days of the Lord, days of Noah, and the days of Lot. It is all symbolic of the same thing. The days of Noah is like the days of the Lord. The days of Lot is like the days of the Lord. And in both cases destruction. Is that not interesting that Jesus used those two particular events to describe His coming? It happened in the days of Lot; they where eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building. Now look what is going on when the Lord comes. Everything is going along pretty smooth.
You have the peace and safety message. Everything is great. I have a chicken in the pot and a car in the garage. My church is growing. We all hang out together on Sundays and sometimes after church service get together to watch football. We hang out for coffee on Mondays for our weekly devotional. We have our kids youth and scripture time on Tuesdays at the church. We have a bible study on Wednesdays. Woman’s Bible study and Mother’s day out on Thursday morning and after that we go eat together, sometimes shopping, and sometimes we go see a movie together. We have high school football where we all hang out on Friday and sometimes fellowship before or after. And Saturday we go watch the kids play soccer, football, volleyball, or whatever activity that our kids are involved in at the time. We are just biding our time doing the best we can waiting on Christ to come and rescue us from our bills, our jobs; the boss we can not stand; The job you can not find because of the lousy economy; the mother in law who gets on our nerves; the neighbor next door who does not take care of his yard like he should; the teacher who says your child has a behavior problem, and I can not forget the ex-spouse. I am going to miss face book a little though. I sure do like playing Mafia wars, Farmville, and all those other games I play to pass the time. I hope heaven will have things to entertain me. I sure do not want to get bored. Do you see what I am saying guys and gals?
Okay back on subject. So the days of Noah, the days of Lot, the days of the Son of Man and the day of the Lord are all the same type. Luke 17:29 But on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone. So in other words Lot was rescued because he knew it was coming and he was ready and when the destruction came it did not touch him just like the warning in Revelation 17. Lot was not raptured, Noah was not raptured. 31: On that day, let not the one who is on the housetop, and whose goods are in the house go down to take them away. In other words, if your heart is in this world, you better not go after it, because you are going to miss God. And likewise the not the one who is in the field turn back. 32: Remember Lot’s wife. What happened? Her heart turned back to the things of the world and she missed God. And she was with Lot. She was with Lot. They had prepared to leave the city. They had gathered stuff for their journey away from the city. They had started the journey to separate themselves from the judgment that was coming. And her heart went back to the things of the world. And what happened? She became a pillar of Salt. And this was Lot’s wife. What if Lot had said well honey, I know we forgot to grab our wallets; I saw them on the kitchen counter, let’s hurry back and get them. Then you would have had to pillars of salt. Do you guys see how serious this thing is?
33: Whoever seeks to keep his life shall lose it, And whosoever loses his life shall preserve it. I am going to take this passage for a moment because this is one of the most profound statements in all the Bible right here, and it is spoken by Christ Himself. Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it. How many churches today preach a gospel of saving your life? Think about it. This is how deceptive Satan really is. If Satan can get you to buy into a message of salvation that is all about saving your life then he has got you. How many churches preach a gospel of salvation that says Jesus can save your life because He paid the ultimate sacrifice. Salvation is not about changing your lifestyle or turning away from your sinful nature. Salvation is about admitting to God you are a sinner. He understands you are a sinner; that is why He sent His Son to die for you. All you have to do is walk this aisle and say this prayer admitting to God you are a sinner And ask Him to forgive you. Then you will save your life. He has to forgive you because He has to forgive anyone who says the words because He is God. Then you can hang out with us on Sundays and we can wait on the rapture together. How many churches preach that salvation message or a similar variation of it? That is not salvation. I am sorry brothers and sisters but that message is a complete lie and Satan has deceived the pastors, teachers, apostles, and prophets, and this is a false gospel or antichrist gospel being proclaimed as Christianity in America and pretty much all over the world. The message of salvation or gift of eternal life is the promise for the over comers who did not love their life even to the point of death.
Churches are full of people who will not die, go to the cross, or inconvenience themselves for anybody much less God. But they are there every Sunday proclaiming I love you Lord, I praise you Jesus, but I hate my neighbor. I hate my wife, I hate my boss, I hate my president, I hate Muslims, but I love you God. And when reviled they revile back, and when cursed they curse back. They slander, they gossip, and speak all manner of evil against those that don’t see things their way, or bow down to their wants and desires. They have never learned how to go to the cross and keep their mouth shut when the evil thoughts come that tell you to lash out prove your point and win the argument. Because they have never learned how to suffer in the flesh by putting to death the deeds of the flesh; the whole part about loving your enemies, especially the ones that have spoken evil of you is so foreign to their lips. They can quote the verse, but much like they quoted a sinner’s prayer to save their life, it is all a bunch of meaningless lip service because their whole basis for existence is centered around the person they are concerned the most for. Themselves! And they will fit God into their lives as long as it pertains to their own personal benefit. What can God do for me. It is all about me. Jesus died for me. What can Jesus do for me? So Jesus just becomes another idol in your life that feeds your selfish ambition and church, your friends, your job becomes all about what allows you to get the most enjoyment out of life, and you lose all site of becoming perfected in His love. Putting to death the deeds of the flesh and suffering to your selfish wants and desires becomes completely foreign to you and you do not know God. You could walk a aisle every Sunday until Jesus comes back and you will still split hell wide open on your way to being cast their because you refused to be led by the spirit and refused to die to you fleshly desires.
Now where was I. Okay back to Luke 17:34 I tell you on that night there will be two men in one bed; one will be taken, and the other will be left. 35: There will be two women grinding at the same place; one will be taken and the other will be left. 36: Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left. 37: And answering they said where Lord? And they said to Him where Lord? And He said to them. Where the body is, there also will be the vultures be gathered. So in other words they are asking Him where will the bodies be taken? Does Jesus say to heaven? I don’t see Jesus saying that. And Jesus answers them and said where they are taken there the vultures will be gathered. So in other words they are taken way to destruction where the spiritually dead body is. The vultures are a type o the powers of darkness. The flood is a type of the powers of darkness. The thief is a type of the powers of darkness. The lightning is a type of the powers of darkness. The false prophets preach a message that entices down the road of the powers of darkness. That is where the body is that is where the vultures will be gathered. In other words the powers of darkness take them away and they feed on them and destruction comes. That is what all this is saying.
Now Revelation 12:7 And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. So Satan is being fought against by Michael and his angels. So there is a war in heavenly realm. And dragon and his angels wage war. So Michael has his angels and Satan has his angels. So angels does not always mean good angels. 8: They where not strong enough and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down. 9:And the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan who deceived the whole world was thrown down to earth and his angels where thrown down with him. Do you think there is hell on earth going on when that happens? Brother there is because Michael has arisen hasn’t he. Why do think he arose in Daniel 12? He rose up to wage war in the heavens. That is what I think. And Satan got kicked out. At this point my understanding is Satan no longer has any access to into heaven. At the point where Michael fought with him and kicked him out of heaven out. Satan no longer has any access to heaven. At the point where Michael fought with Satan and kicked him out; he has no access into heaven. Right now it says he is the accuser of the brethren so he has access. But once he is kicked out; he no longer has access.
Now Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, “Now the Salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ has come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night. Now Satan is cast down. 11: And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony and they did not love their life even to death. Did we just read back in Luke 17 whoever keeps his life will lose it and whoever loses his life will keep it? That is the same thing he is saying right here in Revelation 12. It is all the saying the same thing. It is just saying it different ways at different times. And they did not love their life even to death which is what He Jesus is saying in Luke 17. If you love your life more than you love Jesus, and you love your flesh more than you love Jesus. Or if you love the smooth words of a harlot more than you love Jesus. If you love anything more than you love Jesus then your name will not remain in the Lambs book of life. It will be erased if it was even there to begin with. And you will not go to heaven. That is the gospel. That is the real gospel.
Revelation 12:12 And for this reason, rejoice O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time. In other words this does not happen until some time in the tribulation period and then there is only a short time left. Then all hell is going to break loose when Satan gets thrown down. Now watch this! 13: When the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child.
Now who is the woman who gave birth to the male child? Israel is the woman that gave birth to the male child. Israel gave birth to Jesus. So Israel is the woman that gave birth to Jesus, the male child. So Satan is going to persecute Israel very harshly in these days. Do we see that is already starting to happen. 14: And two wings of the great eagle was given to the woman, in order that she might fly to the wilderness to her place where she might be nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.
And now verse 15: And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman. Now here is the flood of the last days. Now is this talking about a snake? Who is this talking about? Satan! Does everybody agree? He poured water out of his mouth like a river after the woman. So Satan puts water out of his mouth. Have you ever seen a snake spit water? So this is Satan pouring water out of his mouth like a river. Now did it say earlier with smooth words he is going to entice? Did it say false prophets mislead? Did it say the voice of the harlot is smother than oil? In other words the smooth words sounds like what? It sounds like the Spirit of God. Oil represents what? The holy Spirit right?
If Satan is going to deceive people through smooth words, false prophets and false teachers then it has got to sound good or it would not deceive you. It has got to sound like the real thing. When they counterfeit a hundred dollar bill; they try and make it look just like it. They do not make it like a ten dollar bill and paint it red. I mean they are going to make it look as close to the real thing as possible. So the deception is going to have to look very close to be able to deceive people. Especially those that are trying to seek God.
So Satan poured water like a river. So what comes out of peoples mouth? And Jesus talks about washing her with the water of the word. So Satan is trying o wash you with the water, but is the wrong word and the wrong water. Do you understand? Because the water represents the words. So what does it mean when it says like a river? Remember when it says out of your belly will flow rivers of living water. This He spoke of the Spirit. So Satan is speaking words, water, out of his mouth that sounds like a river like the Holy Spirit. Which is the same thing we read over in Proverbs 5 where it says smoother than oil is her speech. So Satan is speaking deceptive words. So what is coming out of the mouth of Satan? False teaching, false words, deceptive, or lying words sounding like the real thing to deceive you. And these words are poured out after the woman, Israel, so he might cause her to be swept away with the flood.
So how is she going to be swept away? What came and took the people away in the days of Noah? The flood. What is the flood of the last days? It is the powers of darkness speaking deceptive or lying words through the mouth of the false prophets, false teachers, out of the mouth of Satan. Because the false prophets when Micaiah gave the word to Ahab, then God allowed a lying demon to go in the mouth of Ahab’s prophets who where representing the Lord and the spoke a lying divination and deceived him. It is the same thing here. So does He say the flood is going to come and take them all away? What was the purpose of the flood here? It was to take Israel away. Do you see that? Look guys I have taught you about the flood, the thief, I have taught the Day of the Lord, and it is all saying exactly the same thing. And I proved it right out of the word in your Bible. But do you have ears to hear?
This next one will make you want to get rid of your anger and your jealousy. I am warning you right now that you better get rid of your anger and your jealousy. It is very hard to forgive others when you are controlled by anger and jealousy. And when you have un-forgiveness towards someone it leads to bitterness. It violates every law of love and is 180 degrees opposite who Jesus was and is calling us to be. Proverbs 27:4 Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, who can stand before jealousy. I have taught on the anger of the Lord before. The anger of the Lord is the powers of darkness and Satan and I can prove it right out of your Bible. So when you walk in anger who’s image and likeness are you displaying. And the anger of the Lord is the flood that takes you away and is the water or flood that is poured out of the mouth of the dragon that makes the water bitter. The flood is the powers of darkness turned loose. Now who can stand before jealousy? So wrath is bad, anger is bad, but jealousy is worse than all of it. Jealousy is a very bad deal. We want to get rid of jealousy.
For all of you who who have been taught there is a rapture coming to rescue you out of some suffering. You might want to rethink some things and get away from those who are telling you this. Because God is about to turn up the heat. And judgment always begins first with the house of God.