LAST DAYS: “WORTH CONSIDERING” 1/18/22 From: Ken Smith<><
My paper on “The Return Of The King” is also available, as above, if interested. It seems we are now in the birthing process for the birth of the Church from the placenta of earth into the Kingdom of God. If you are not in Jesus, if you are not ready, you could miss out on the most wonderful of God’s Blessings, The 1st Resurrection. Matt. 25:10-13. So the persecutions that are now being allowed are for the purification of the Church as the Church as the Church will be translated into Heaven without spot, wrinkle or blemish and has made herself ready for the union with Jesus as LORD for eternity. It Rev.12:10-12, we find the Glory of the Church of the 1st Resurrection clearly recorded as it is the Church that removes lucifer from his position of god of the Heavens by the middle of the Great Tribulation:
“Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom (dominion, reign) of our God, and the authority of His Christ have come; for the [e] accuser of our [believing] brothers and sisters has been thrown down [at last], he who accuses them and keeps bringing charges [of sinful behavior] against them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame and conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, for they did not love their life and renounce their faith even when faced with death. 12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them [in the presence of God]. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you in great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time [remaining]!”
It is also interesting for me that the “Rod of Iron” In Rev.12:5 that the man child (Jesus) and the Rod of Iron, (Church) was caught up into the Heavens prior to the 7 years of Jewish persecutions of the Great Tribulation. Chapters 6 & 12 are time line chapters for the whole of the 7 years of Great Tribulation included the Revelation that Jesus gave to John..
Most of, if not all, of the prophesies in Matt. 24, Mark 13 & Luke 21 are now in process of happening today. Along with the prophesy of Paul to Timothy in 2 Tim. 3: 1-8
“Difficult Times Will Come”
3:1-8: “But understand this, that in the last days dangerous times [of great stress and trouble] will come [difficult days that will be hard to bear]. 2 For people will be lovers of self [narcissistic, self-focused], lovers of money [impelled by greed], boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane, 3 [and they will be] unloving [devoid of natural human affection, calloused and inhumane], irreconcilable, malicious gossips, devoid of self-control [intemperate, immoral], brutal, haters of good, 4 traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of [sensual] pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of [outward] godliness (religion), although they have denied its power [for their conduct nullifies their claim of faith]. Avoid such people and keep far away from them. 6 For among them are those who worm their way into homes and captivate morally weak and spiritually-dwarfed women weighed down by [the burden of their] sins, easily swayed by various impulses, 7 always learning and listening to anybody who will teach them, but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres [the court magicians of Egypt] opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, unqualified and worthless [as teachers] in regard to the faith.” And the world is full of false teachers. We must know the Word of God in order to filter them out of our lives. Man’s words make God’s words, ineffective if you believe in them rather than what God teaches through HIS prophets. So in this time of the birth pains the difficulty in knowing how to hear the voice of God in our hearts becomes more important of anything that you can use your time to do. Also the more we know the “Word of God” the better our spiritual hearing and the better our filter for the junk.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You are my God, and that You will help me keep my life on track if I am humble and obedient. Thank You that I can be free from trying to figure everything out on my own. I declare that I am in the palms of Your hands, and I am going to trust You from the bottom of my heart in all things concerning this life and the next. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Isaiah 35:1-2 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God. Our lives are meant to flourish in the Lord! Let’s ask Him to touch us in a special way this season. May we spring to life and blossom abundantly. May that which was once dead spring to life and may everyone around us may see the evidence of the glory of God! The walk is more important than the talk.
And the way up, is the way down in humility and obedience to the Holy Spirit of God.
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Union Pacific: Train Robberies Up 356%. Medical equipment, designer handbags, luggage, throw pillows, airline parts, children’s artwork, even a new wine fridge – all those items and more have been found stolen off Union Pacific trains and discarded alongside the tracks in East LA. Christian Persecution: India: Nine Christians imprisoned on false charges of forced conversion Nine Christians in India’s Madhya Pradesh state are in prison awaiting trial on false charges of forcing Hindus to convert to Christianity, International Christian Concern (ICC) reported on January 15. Persecution against Christians in India has steadily increased since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in 2014. India: Mob of Hindu extremists attack house church in Chhattisgarh state As the persecution of Christians continues to intensify across India, a house church in Chhattisgarh state was violently attacked by a mob of 200 Hindu nationalists on January 9, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. China: Christians sentenced to six months in prison for attending Gospel conference in Malaysia Five Christians in China’s Shanxi province have been sentenced to at least six months in prison for attending a Gospel event in Malaysia in 2020, International Christian Concern reports. China’s communist regime has been progressing a nationwide program of ‘Sinicization’ which involves cracking down hard on Christians in the country. South Sudan: Islamic extremists kill 28 in attack on Christian community Islamic extremists killed people in an attack on a Christian community in South Sudan earlier this month, burning down 57 homes in the same attack, Barnabas Fund reports.
Yours, in HIS great Love & wonderful Grace & Mercy, Ken<>< www.OhanaChurch.LifeA