Hope To The End
Elijah and Elisha.
Jehovah-Jireh... "God Himself shall provide".
'Tis better to light one candle, than to curse the darkness"
His Eye Is On
The Sparrow -- Jessie Colter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jvkqtnq6Q8 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThdyncQLtA0
THE LORD IS MY LIGHT AND MY SALVATION
Psalm 27 whom shall I fear ?
Some of us are soon to enter into the time of "Jacob's Trouble, the Great Tribulation --- the last 3 1/2 years of this age. If one is left behind, after the Midnight Rapture, one need not panic. The future is bleak, but it is not hopeless. Our Lord has promised to be with us until the end of this age and the end of the world-- Matthew 28:20. We must hang on tight to Our Lord, with all of our might, and not let Satan open a door to our spirit through fear. We must keep in mind that widespread Fear brings up false-messiahs.
Rev. 13:1 . Also, there is a Cockcrowing Rapture -- Rev. 16:15 http://hopetotheend.com/ccr.html
So even if the worst case scenarios take place, if we no longer have access to grocery stores or banks or computers etc. it would be well to remind ourselves that God is still in control, and prayer changes things.
PARTNERING WITH GOD
The great Tribulation is called the time of "Jacob's Trouble". Jacob worshipped the God "which fed me all my life long unto this day" [Genesis 48:16] .even in times of famine:
Psalm 33:18, 19 "Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy;
To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine."
and Psalm 37:18,19"The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be forever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied."
At Bethel, God reassured Jacob that He would be with him (maintain him) always.
For all these reasons, we are to Trust the Lord, and do our reasonable part, using common sense. We are to partner with God. Our part is to have reasonable necessities on hand, and then trust the Lord in all situations.
Now the Bible tells us that some people will go through these last 3 1/2 years of this age.
For those people who are here, they will not be able to buy or sell when the 666 mark is required. Perhaps their stored supplies will be allowed for them by the government for a season; perhaps not.
As with Elijah, God can feed us by means of ravens, or widows, or angels, or whatever.
1 Kings Chapter 17 and Chapter 19.
His hand is not short that it cannot save. [Isaiah 59:1 ].
So for those who are here, it would be wise to have alternative methods of survival, always keeping in mind that the Lord is Jehovah-Jireh, our all-sufficient God..
"God Himself will provide".
He expects us to look out for ourselves, yet He knows we are not all-sufficient in and of ourselves.
Trust steps in where supplies run out.
God has a plan and a way for EACH one individually, and only the Holy Spirit can
give you the details you personally will follow.
One thing is for sure. It will be a time of testing, and only those rooted and grounded in God will endure to the end. There may be days of deprivation.
How well can we handle going without?
We must all become God-Compliant, obeying His Voice.
After all, there are 6 groups of people living during the Great Tribulation
(see Chapter 7 of Hope To The End hopetotheend.com/ch7p1.html )
and there are 6 different directives.
Does that mean we are to be confused.? Not at all.
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind" 2 Timothy 1:7
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11
Ultimately, the governments are not going to let us hoard.
The bottom line of the Great Tribulation is martial law and the control of the masses.
Martial Law page: hopetotheend.com/mlaw.html
Why is every American citizen being issued an e-mail address? Will our Postal System end as we know it? How will we access our "mail" (government directives) if we don't own a computer? Will we be required to access our e-mail at the local school, library and other government buildings, using fingerprint ID 'mouses'. This is the Brave New World.
This is the New World Order.
Surviving Martial Law
Already the newswires are
telling of Canadian Military Forces preparing to implement plans
(martial law) when society breaks down.
America's FEMA has plans (martial law).
FEMA preparing "sprawling temporary cities" (aka internment camps)
FEMA, the federal agency charged with disaster preparedness, is engaged in a crash effort to prepare for multiple mass destruction attacks on U.S. cities - including the creation of sprawling temporary cities to handle millions of displaced persons, NewsMax has learned.
FEMA is readying for nuclear, biological and chemical attacks against U.S. cities, including the possibility of multiple attacks with mass destruction weapons.
Yet 'none dare call it conspiracy'. [Gary Allen] ....see Rev. 13:10
"For then shall be Great Tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world
to this time, no, nor ever shall be."[Matthew 24:21].
"Work, for the night cometh when no man can work" John 9:4
OUR RESPONSE TO MARTIAL LAW and a POLICE STATE
Please see: hopetotheend.com/mlaw2.html
What is the Christian's response to
Martial Law, a Police State and the loss of civil liberties?
There are no pat answers. Each situation calls for guidance from
the Holy Ghost. However, the Scriptures give us some very good
measures to follow:
1 Peter 2:13,14 "Submit" and Romans Chapter 13
Acts 4:19 and Acts 5:29 "we are to obey God rather than men" when directives are in conflict with one another
Romans 12:18 "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men." Romans 12:19-21
We submit to civil authorities as is reasonable, but we must OBEY GOD as our Highest Authority.
IN GOD WE TRUST
"a perfect love [Jesus] casts out fear" 1 John 4:18
We cannot foresee what tomorrow will bring.
Dear Lord, help us all to remember that
"the poor are no more dependent upon you God, than are the rich" J. M. Drescher]
God is still our Father. And just like we pray in the Our Father: "Give us this day our daily bread", we must continue to trust Him for our daily needs; Great Tribulation or not.
HANUKKAH and TODAY
Would the Menorah of the Maccabean times be less miraculous today ?
No. The supply of oil was miraculously provided by God for
8 days. God proved Himself then; He can provide also now, even in the Great Tribulation.
Does technology tie the hands of God? No. A better question might be: how much have we let technology master us?
Why are temporary "booths" honored each year at Sukkot ? To remember the past only, or to prepare us for the future? I believe we celebrate Sukkot each year to remind us to keep life simple, and if necessary learn NOT to depend on our homes as if we will always have one. How well could we adapt to living in a shelter? A tent? Or some other temporary type of housing? How flexible are we?
What if we are relocated?
Hebrews 11:8-10 reminds us that we are "pilgrims on the earth "Hebrews 11:13.
Having a good attitude, when other's are wearing thin, will work wonders. Cleaving to Jesus with all our might is why we are tested. May we all pass the test with flying colors. May we all finish well.
During the Great Tribulation, life will consist of diminishing returns, until the ultimate sacrifice of our lives is given. (unless we are destined to be millennials) Please see http://hopetotheend.com/5sheaves.html
"Be careful [anxious] for nothing; but in everything by prayer, and supplication-with-thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God".
Philippians 4:6 "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7.
The day must come when we have to walk the talk.
Let us start now to
"feed our Faith and starve our doubts" (Lester Sumerall). Preparation--SPIRITUAL preparation, will calm our fears. Trust in God will bring a real and a lasting peace.
The Bible tells us that in the Last Days there will be:
"Men's hearts failing them for Fear, and for looking after those things which are coming upon the earth" Luke 21:26
Do we have the Word of God stored in our hearts?
Real preparation means also to prepare to be without. Prepare to walk in the dimension of the spiritual realm, as well as the physical. Pray... believing that you will receive.
We cannot strategize against the System, especially since God clearly states in His Word that the 666 System will have a major role to play for a testimony in all of history.
Our role is allegiance to Jesus Christ at all costs, including persecution and martyrdom.
"If I die, I die" said Queen Esther --- Esther 4:16b
"Though he [satanic system] slay me, yet will I trust in Him". [God] Job:13:15
OF WHOM THE WORLD WAS NOT WORTHY
During the Great Tribulation, some people will be delivered (Hebrews 11:33-35a)
and yet some people will not (Hebrews 11:35b-39):
"Who through FAITH subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword,
out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight,
turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
Women received their dead raised to life again."( Hebrews 11:33-35a)
"And others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword:
They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented:
Of whom the world was not worthy:)
They wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
And these all having obtained a good report through FAITH, received not the promise."
Heb. 11: 35b-39
In all of the above passage, it mentions no one having died of starvation
If we, and those of our household, refuse the 666 economic Mark of the Beast, will we and our children starve ? We will hunger, but God will intervene and close up our stomach so that we hunger no more.
Please see the miracle of the loaves and fishes. We need to feed our Faith and starve our doubts.
Those who do survive the 3 1/2 years of the Demonic-System will testify that it was ONLY by the grace of God. Some will have partnered with God, working it out together. Some will have had unbelievable miracles...."Stand still and see the Salvation of God" ( Exodus ) All sheep will have trusted. Matthew 25: 31--36
Real Faith (emunah) is tried, tested and true. At the end of ourselves, we find God.
Let the weak say, "I am strong." [Joel 3:10 ].
To be in fear is to be in bondage to the side of darkness.
"Fear hath torment" 1 John 4:18
Let us rather walk in the Light. [1 John 1:7]. We must just trust.
In sum, one is to partner
with God. We do our part---Trust, trust, trust. Trust till we
[See Dave Breese quote above, and Matthew 6:25-34
The Spirit of God may lead us to become survivalists in the Wilderness for 3 1/2 years. We will know how to prepare by listening to the Holy Ghost. Relying on God is the best insurance for the Last Days.
We must strain to listen to God. He wants to lead us and guide us, direct and protect us, until our time is through.
The Holy Spirit will guide us each day until we are finally home.
We are never abandoned by God.
"I will never leave thee nor forsake thee" Hebrews 13:5
"The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me." Hebrews 13:6
For some people, God tells them to exit without even so much as one thing from our households. For His chosen remnant, God has special provision and arrangements. Matthew 24:17,18.
We reiterate, God has an individual plan for each individual and their households.
We all need to listen very carefully to that still small voice of the Holy Ghost:
"This is the way, walk ye in it." Isaiah 30:21
There comes a point in all of our lives where we must just plain Trust.
"Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth eaten.
Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you,
and shall eat your flesh as it were fire.
Ye have heaped treasure together for the Last Days." James 5:1-3
Our securities are Spiritual .
Spiritual preparation is a mansion of abundance. We must crack the "Faith-Barrier", as Hal Lindsey says in his book "Combat Faith": just as a jet cracks the sound-barrier by pushing beyond the pre-conceived limits.
"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen"
"Evidence" means verification from our past experiences with the Lord, in this
Faith- Journey of ours.
Just as we can all give examples of God's previous miraculous intervention in our lives, so we will see His miraculous intervention in the future, even in death.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
Reasonable preparations for independent living are good. Major-self-sufficiency plans have a lot of drawbacks (thievery, government confiscation, moths, rust.
"Lay not up for yourself treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
But lay up for yourself treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matthew. 6:19-21
If we let God know that we don't need His help, He may just oblige.
Better to do our best and commit the rest.
After all, what follows martial law and a police state could be relocation. We must be ready at a moment's notice to "Let go, and Let God". God both precedes us and follows us. There is no place on earth that God is not already there. Psalm 139
God is omnipresent. There is no day in our life that has not already been seen by God.
We may not know what tomorrow holds,
But we know Who holds tomorrow. ..hopetotheend.com/tom.html
Romans 8: 38, 39 "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth,
nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Song: On Christ the Solid
Rock I stand
My Hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' Blood and righteousness
Dr. Donald Whitaker, M.D. 1992 pancreas healing testimony
http://www.tedmontgomery.com/bblovrvw/C_14a.html (scroll near bottom where it says "TBN" )
The following will still be in effect during the Great Tribulation
10. The Bible will still have the answers.
9. Prayer will still work.
8. The Holy Spirit will still be interactive daily, leading, guiding.
7. God will still inhabit praise; He will never leave us nor forsake us. Hebrews 13:5
6. There will still be anointed preaching ( by the 144,000 )
5. There will still be the singing of praise, making melody in our hearts.
4. God will still show His mercy Habakkuk 3:2
3. There will be room at the cross for repentant sinners
2. Jesus still loves and cares for His own
1. Jesus still saves.