God, Hope & Helping Others
Luke 21:28 ‘And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh’. Revelation 3:10 ‘Because thou hast kept the word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world to try them that dwell upon the earth’. According to the bible, it was Jesus who made these two statements.
Who is Jesus speaking to? Christians, right? Jesus stated this in Matthew 7:21-23 ‘(21) Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven. (22) Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? (23) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity’. Well, according to Jesus, ‘Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord shall enter into the kingdom of heaven’.
Jesus states that there are some Christians that will not only go to heaven, but will be kept from the “hour of temptation”. What does that mean? Using the Strong’s Concordance, the Greek word for “hour: is: G5610, ὥρα,hōra, ho'-rah Apparently a primary word; an “hour” (literally or figuratively): - day, hour, instant, season, X short, [even-] tide, (high) time. Strong’s states the Greek word for temptation is: G3986, πειρασμός,peirasmos, pi-ras-mos', From G3985; a putting to proof (by experiment [of good], experience [of evil], solicitation, discipline or provocation); by implication adversity: - temptation, X try.
According to Jesus there is coming a certain “day, hour, instant” when He will “remove or keep from”; a certain faithful Christian, from the Church of Philadelphia, that will not undergo the “experience of evil, discipline or provocation, adversity”. Jesus states that a few of His Christian followers who are alive at the time of His coming, will be kept from the very hour of temptation or judgment. He refers to these faithful Christians in Matthew 7:21, Revelation 3:10 and Matthew 25:1-13. Paul also writes of these faithful Christians in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17.
Any one who is aware of the times in which we live and is well aware of the scriptures, should see that the events of Matthew 24 and other places, are indeed upon us. The question one needs to ask themselves is this; am I ready to meet Jesus in the air [Acts 1:9-11] or am I not ready? Those who are ready and prepared to meet Him will soon be caught up into the air to meet Him. They will be going to heaven to a marriage supper [Revelation 19:7-9]. Those not ready to meet Him will stay on earth and face the horrors of Matthew 24 and other scriptures.
A few people seem to prepare in advance for emergencies, while most others put off preparations until it’s too late. Those who live their life to please the Father have a great reward ahead of them. Those who live life afar off from the will of the Father will reap what they have sowed. Just something to think about. I wrote about who the bride is on December 24, 2017. Maybe someone would want to review what I wrote?