God, Hope & Helping Others
Next event on God’s calendar is the removal of the bride and then the tribulation/great tribulation.
The bride of the Messiah Jesus is His prized blessing as a reward for His faithfulness and completion of His earthly ministry, death and then resurrection of His body and His ascension unto heaven. The Father has given Jesus the bride. It was planned to be so from the beginning of the creation of God. I have written of the bride and posted (December 2017) the information in the “Forum” section of this website.
Immediately after Jesus removes His bride to heaven, He begins judgment upon all the rest of humanity remaining on earth. This is written of in many places within the bible. Matthew 24 is a good summation of what will be happening in the tribulation period. I have also written of this in the “Forum” section of this website.
The tribulation period is the second to last time for surrendering unto Jesus as Lord and Savior; and the second to last time satan is allow time to rule in sin. The last time will be during the 1,000 year reign of Jesus upon earth, which begins immediately after the tribulation/great tribulation.
If one is looking at the events now taking place within the news; one can easily see the preparations being set in place for another world war. This war will be different from the first and second world wars. It will be nuclear. It will also be spiritual in nature as the forces of good (the Lord God) pours out His judgments against sinful man against Himself; and the Lord God allows satan to open up a door to hell [hell is inside the earth according to the bible], and satan releases many of his fallen angels and demons upon the earth. The book of revelation is a very good summation of what will be experienced on earth during the tribulation period.
The bible reveals that few will understand and will not pay attention to the warnings revealed in scripture regarding this end time event. The bible states in John 3:3 ‘Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’ In John 3:5-6 it is written ‘(5) Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (6) That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.’ Jesus states that unless one is born again of the Spirit of God, he/she will not understand the Spiritual revelations recorded within the bible and therefore will not be able to enter into heaven.
Most people are not “born again”, have their name written into the book of life and will not be allowed entrance into heaven. Most people reject the existence of the Lord God, don’t love Him nor seek Him within their life and don’t want anything to do with Him. Most people are either well pleased to live without Him in their lives, or are religious at best. In Matthew 7:21 it is written that Jesus said this to those who call themselves “Christians”, ‘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.’ In John 14:6 Jesus makes this statement about Himself, ‘Jesus saith unto him, I Am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.’
Most people seek to find a way around Jesus so they can enter into heaven. They seek a way around Jesus through religion, denial that He is the Lord God Himself, aligning Him with satan, and many other ways. These people are not acting wisely nor doing the will of the Father.
We are now at the place in history when the bride is to be removed from earth, taken to heaven for the wedding feast; and the judgment of God against sinful mankind begins. It is recorded within the bible that this judgment day will take place and it will indeed. If one confesses their sins unto Jesus, repents (turn 180 degrees away from their sins), confesses Jesus is the Messiah of Israel and the Lord God; then lives the rest of their life to serve Him and please Him, if that is done through true/honest repentance and in love of Jesus, I see no reason that one can not become “born again”.