BIRTH PAINS: “WORTH CONSIDERING” 1/11/21 From Ken Smith<><
It appears we may be coming into what Jesus called the BIRTH PAINS as in Luke 21.24-32 which is what Luke remembered of the prophesy. Matthew gives his point of view in Chapter 24 and Mark in Chapter 13. So we have three different perspectives concerning that prophesy of the Lord Jesus Christ. We tend to remember what is most interesting to us subject to our life experiences. If three people gave a report concerning an accident we would not expect the reports to be identical. If they were, we would probable feel they were false.
For many many years I was taught that my church or Christians in general were the Body of Christ or the Bride of Christ. I still wonder if perhaps there may be a difference as in Adam and Eve? Perhaps another time on that one. But birth pains for what? Being older in the Lord now I am feeling that it is the birth of the completed Church/Bride of Christ Jesus. That until every cell of the design has been placed securely into the gathering of all of the part, 1 Cor.12 it is incomplete. And until the prayer of Jesus in John 17 has been fulfilled to the letter the work of UNITY is yet incomplete.
But as the Church/Body of Christ/Bride nears completion from the Heavenly Father’s point of view that then we will experience the birth pains of getting ready for the delivery.
It appears that our America as we know it on 1/6/21 went over the falls into lawlessness. To me it seems very doubtful that our Constitutional Republic will survive when this is added to the National Debt. Shadow Government, lawlessness and pandemic. So we may see our right to defend ourselves erased and more loss of freedom of speech. Our children will be given an atheistic and socialistic education in our schools with our churches being closed and going bankrupt. Not being negative, just being observant. But this may be a force for good among Christians. There will be more family (Ohana) Church experiences for those seeking God’s light. These persecutions will force Christians into a common unity not experienced except in the Early Church. There is but one Church of Christ Jesus yet in Google when searched there are about 30,000 divisions all crying out that Jesus is LORD and they say they are doing exactly what HE said to do. The framers of our Constitutional Republic had put on our money, “IN GOD WE TRUST” which most in our nation, now, do not agree with. Also the framers told us that “United we Stand, Divided we Fall” and It appears the majority of our nation at this point in time do not believe in either. And those we are Godly and :Lawfully inclined have been asleep and the control of this nation has been secured by the lawless. So after 1/20/21 unless something supernatural happens the Church of Christ Jesus will be forced into Unity and Purity by persecution. Very fast now buying and selling will begin to be controlled and pressed into a cashless society. More tax income that way. Inflation will begin to soar. Yesterday a 2″x4″ x 8′ board at Low’s was now at $6.50, the basic building block for a home. About a year ago it was $1.65. Have you noticed the small size of the packaging in the markets lately. And yet the price is higher.
So those who belong to Christ Jesus as LORD will need to spend more time in payer to better be able to hear the Holy Spirit as in learning how to survive in the insanity that is around us. There is much power in UNITY in the LORD. So look for your security in HIM and learn to become more obedient as I am also seeking to do. Like the 5 wise virgins it is better to have oil for your lamp than money in your pocket. So you might be well advised to check on the Jesus prophesies of Matt.24, Mark 13 and Luke 21:24-28 “ And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. 25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Acts 1:9-11: “And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
For more about the snatching away, translation, rapture of the Church, see attached. We could be getting close.
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Worthy Brief <firstname.lastname@example.org> Phillipians 3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, We, as believers in Yeshua (Jesus), have to remember that we also have dual citizenship. We must become good citizens of both Heaven and Earth. How do we do this? We love God with all our heart, mind and soul and love our neighbor as ourselves. We become productive contributors in our local assemblies and/or in our local communities, and we continually give our best to the Lord, living our lives for Him and for His Kingdom. So so often we forget that we are “strangers and pilgrims on the earth” (Hebrews 11:13), but let’s remember that while we make our pilgrimage in the flesh here, we are ambassadors of the King of Kings, and citizens of His Heavenly Kingdom!
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