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7 S’s for Endtime Christians

Will YOU be ready?!

Are you “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;

Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.” (Titus 2:13)

If you are an Endtime Believer of the Blessed Hope in Titus 2:13, you will also be familiar with 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11: “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.”

Here are 7 S’s to exhort us in preparing for the Lord’s Soon Coming:

  1. SEASON- Jesus described the Endtimes in Mt 24, Mk 13 and Lk 21. We are living in the season preceding His Return!
  2. SURPRISE- His coming will be like a thief in the night (1Thess 5:2).
  3. SUDDEN- It will happen ‘in the twinkling of an eye’ (1Cor 15:52).
  4. SIGNLESS- There will be no specific signs preceding this event; it will take place on an uneventful day (Mt 24:37-42). A description of the ‘last days perilous times’ is found in 2 Tim 3:1-7.
  5. STUDY- One must be a student of the Word to be prepared for the Lord’s Coming (2Tim 2:15).
  6. STEADFAST- Above all, ‘be steadfast and unwavering in your faith’ (1Cor 15:58).
  7. SON of GOD- Know who you are in Christ, a mature and courageous believer! (Ro 8:19; 1John3:1-3; Rev 21:7). Maranatha, the Lord Cometh!

It is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience

This is what Hebrews 12:14 says, ‘Follow peace with all men, and HOLINESS, without which no man shall see the Lord.

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

5 Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. 6 For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience Colossians 3:5-6 (NASB)

In Ephesians 5:1-2 the Apostle Paul gave us exhortation to line up our lives with God’s standard of self-sacrificial love that mimics His own for His beloved Children.

1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma. Ephesians 5:1-2 (NASB) 

He then, in vv3-7, gives us the opposite, which is counterfeit love. This form of fleshly love always results in impurity of life. I find it amazing how I find so many professing…

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