Fascinating Videos on Revelation

I highly recommend you watch at least a few of the videos in this teaching series.

Chuck Missler Revelation Bible study 01-24

I doubt that I’ll find the time to watch all 24. But I’ve already watched two of the videos on the letters to the churches twice. They’re absolutely fascinating. For example, in Session 04 on The Letter To The Church Of Smyrna Missler explains how parts of “The Signs of the Times” passages in Matthew 24 and Luke 21 are referring to different time periods! (I don’t know how I had missed that. I made my own harmony of these passages.)

Missler also gives much secular and church history, which has given me a lot of new insight into Revelation 2 and 3. If you think you only have time to watch one, I suggest this one.

Chuck Missler Revelation Session 03 Chapter 2 1-7 The Letter To The Church Of Ephesus

Jesus is coming soon. Be ready!

32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”
Matthew 24:32-35 NKJV

34 But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.
Luke 21:34-36 NKJV

Are you following God's plan for your life?    
You should.
Your plan sucks.
It really, really sucks.
Suckage Maximus.

Most people are WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

Jesus is coming.
Are you ready to meet Him?
Give your life to Jesus Christ.
Time is running out.

4th Century Mention of the Rapture in a Sermon

The following is from a sermon ascribed to Ephraem of Nisibis (306-373 AD).

“For all the saints and Elect of God are gathered, prior to the tribulation that is to come, and are taken to the Lord lest they see the confusion that is to overwhelm the world because of our sins.”

K-House Article

I learned this in the (IIRC) 2nd video below.

Chuck Missler The Rapture Session 1 Complete

Chuck Missler The Rapture Session 2 Complete

To me, this shows that those who claim that the rapture was invented in the 1800’s are not aware of all the facts. However, if you search the internet for this sermon you will find articles that say this sermon does not teach of the rapture. I opened one such article and skimmed it. As I see it, the gist is the sermon does not mention enough details, such as Jesus’ second coming and the resurrection of the dead. I find this rationale weak. Almost all my blog posts are but a fraction of my thoughts on the specific topic. I suspect sermon writers experience the same. Sometimes I just stop writing and post, not sure if I have communicated well.

This is such a post. 😉

Jesus is coming soon. Be ready!

32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”
Matthew 24:32-35 NKJV

34 But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.
Luke 21:34-36 NKJV

Are you following God's plan for your life?    
You should.
Your plan sucks.
It really, really sucks.
Suckage Maximus.

Most people are WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

Jesus is coming.
Are you ready to meet Him?
Give your life to Jesus Christ.
Time is running out.

Strong Delusion, The Lie – UFOs?

YouTube suggested four movies for me to watch. I find the mix interesting.

The Bible speaks of strong delusion and the lie that unbelievers will fall for.

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 NKJV

The Bible speaks of The Rapture, the sudden disappearance of believers.

15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 NKJV

51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
1 Corinthians 15:51-53 NKJV

She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne.
Revelation 12:5 NKJV

After the rapture God will allow the antichrist to rise, and the strong delusion and the lie to happen.

For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
2 Thessalonians 2:7-8 NKJV

Many of us believe the post-rapture events will include fallen angels posing as aliens landing in UFOs, claiming they created mankind and have come back to save mankind from destroying itself. I have seen this theme in several science fiction books and movies.

If you’re unfamiliar with this theory of end time events I suggest this video from the mid 1990’s as a good place to start.

Chuck Missler – Biblical UFO’s and the Coming Deception

Here are some screenshots from the video to whet your appetite.

Jesus is coming soon. Be ready!

32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”
Matthew 24:32-35 NKJV

34 But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.
Luke 21:34-36 NKJV

Are you following God's plan for your life?    
You should.
Your plan sucks.
It really, really sucks.
Suckage Maximus.

Most people are WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

Jesus is coming.
Are you ready to meet Him?
Give your life to Jesus Christ.
Time is running out.

Giants and The Days of Noah

Jesus said that His coming would be like the days of Noah.

“But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”
Matthew 24:37 NKJV

He continues illustrating the event’s sudden surprise to the world.

38 “For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.”
Matthew 24:38-42 NKJV

But many believers see Biblical evidence for another aspect of “The Days of Noah,” that being the return of the Genesis 6 giants.

Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they t
ook wives for themselves of all whom they chose.

And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
Genesis 6:1-4 NKJV

The Septuagint is a translation what we now call the Old Testament from Hebrew to Greek, done 200 to 300 years before Jesus walked this earth. This is how they translated Isaiah 13:3.

I give command, and I bring them: giants are coming to fulfil my wrath, rejoicing at the same time and insulting.
Isaiah 13:3 Brenton Septuagint Translation

If this notion of returning giants is new to you and you want to know more, I highly recommend this video.

Chuck Missler The Days Of Noah & Return Of The Nephilim HD

Jesus is coming soon. Be ready!

32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”
Matthew 24:32-35 NKJV

34 But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.
Luke 21:34-36 NKJV

Are you following God's plan for your life?    
You should.
Your plan sucks.
It really, really sucks.
Suckage Maximus.

Most people are WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

Jesus is coming.
Are you ready to meet Him?
Give your life to Jesus Christ.
Time is running out.

I Am Simple

God gave me an interesting mind. On the one hand I was given incredible talent for some things. A few years ago I concluded that it was impossible that the speed of light in a vacuum is a constant for all time, and that there is an ultimate shortest distance, that is, there is a distance that cannot be cut in half. I later found out these things have been proven true. For a Christian perspective on our reality I recommend teachings by Chuck Missler like this one.

On the other hand, I am what the Bible calls simple, per this verse.

The simple believes every word,
But the prudent considers well his steps.
Proverbs 14:15 NKJV

That is, I tend to believe everything I hear and read. From past experiences I know that I am quite gullible. It just rarely occurs to me that what I am hearing or reading may not be 100% the truth. In the natural, this command of Jesus does not apply to me very well.

“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
Matthew 10:16 NKJV

Initially this realization about myself was a little hard to accept. But I have come to understand it is an opportunity for His strength.

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:10 NASB

Besides, it would be foolish of me to forget what I looked like.

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
James 1:22-25 NKJV

Plus, there is plenty of help for the simple in the Scriptures.

To know wisdom and instruction,
To perceive the words of understanding,
To receive the instruction of wisdom,
Justice, judgment, and equity;
To give prudence to the simple,
To the young man knowledge and discretion—
A wise man will hear and increase learning,
And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel,
To understand a proverb and an enigma,
The words of the wise and their riddles.
Proverbs 1:2-6 NKJV

I just have to be very, very careful what I hear and read. Wisdom and folly present the same invitation!

Wisdom has built her house,
She has hewn out her seven pillars;
She has slaughtered her meat,
She has mixed her wine,
She has also furnished her table.
She has sent out her maidens,
She cries out from the highest places of the city,
Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!

13 A foolish woman is clamorous;
She is simple, and knows nothing.
14 For she sits at the door of her house,
On a seat by the highest places of the city,
15 To call to those who pass by,
Who go straight on their way:
16 Whoever is simple, let him turn in here”;

Proverbs 9:1-4, 13-16 NKJV

Jesus is coming soon. Be ready!

32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”
Matthew 24:32-35 NKJV

34 But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.
Luke 21:34-36 NKJV

Are you following God's plan for your life?    
You should.
Your plan sucks.
It really, really sucks.
Suckage Maximus.

Most people are WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

Jesus is coming.
Are you ready to meet Him?
Give your life to Jesus Christ.
Time is running out.