Week End Finisher
Death, Saved ,Caught up, Deeper Look Pt. 2
To continue a deeper look into whether we are Saved now while living or saved at the end, meaning after death, is an ongoing message that need further clarity. Many will say that some will not die because they will be caught up and therefore escape death as we no it.
While this is good bible teachings, it is somewhat misleading to those living at this time that somehow “they” or “we” will be part of the caught up scenario. This is a mistake made during Paul’s time also when he preached, 1 Thessalonians 4:
15. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Verse 17 say, “we which are alive and remain shall be caught up” indicating the thought that Jesus was coming back before his death and the rest with him. Come to think about it, when we say it, it also indicate we will be around too. But read on.
Maybe he should have said, “ saints that are alive at that time.” Writings could have been changed to mean the same thing with the same meaning for understanding just as our new bibles give clarity to the same.
Paul and other prophets had to know the circumstances and events that must come to play, like the coming of the Antichrist, Beast and Prophet along with certain events like rebuilding or take over of the Temple Mount for the third time in Israel that must take place before Christ descend (16) from heaven to receive the righteous.
What was going on back then that caused Paul to think Christ would come in his time? He knew the gospel in and out and he knew the Jewish laws and writings. He was probably looking partly at the rebuilding of the second temple in 70 AD that was torn down latter.
He even stated in:
1 Thessalonians 2: 3,4, “Let no man deceive you by any means; For that day shall not come, except there come a great falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,”
So, what was he looking at? In the verse above he said there would be a “Great Falling Away.” This would be better stated for our time and well beyond for a Great Falling Away” to occur because Christianity is now all over the world. This would be unfair to suggest it’s for those entering Christianity since Christianity was still being circulated itself. There simply was not enough Christians spreading the gospel in a way for a “Great falling away” to occur.
Pastors preach being caught up as though they are sure this event will take place in our time and we will escape death and be caught up.
Those that teach this as though they know are just as unknowing as Paul was and I am. Paul thought it would happen in his time, before his death, but it didn’t happen and has now been nearly 2,000 years since he stated it.
Do you understand what two thousands years are and how long it is? We are a part of that nearly 2,000 years also. We are still waiting for such an event to occur. But it will not occur in our time. I know it will not occur in my time. Most people will be long dead or asleep. Only those in maybe another 50 years or centuries ahead will witness such an event. Maybe! It’s up to God.
Movies are being shown and making such a thing possible at anytime. But they are wrong. There are events on earth to take place that involve Israel, the rebuilding of the Temple mount, even another great war. Certainly war with Islam and Israel and maybe even us.
Even our police states that we live under must turn against the people, the Christian Churches, becoming more violent toward the people it serve that it works for the Antichrist and more. (Read, "Why Christianity is almost dead and saved).
The world is at war with terrorism and doing their best not to get into further war with countries that have nuclear weapons. We could go hundreds or more years.
But I can say that there is a great falling away from the gospel in the world today. But I also can say this has always been since Revelation and the Seven Churches and beyond as we see how the Church has long fell away from God around the world.
Just look at events going backward. The Church has murdered, lied, hated, started wars, created slavery, KKK groups and this is just a drop in the bucket of what the true history of those pretending to be Christians has done in the name of God. Now look at your selves. Where do you stand.
I speak on Christianity and it looks terrible, but the Islamic religion will make Christianity look like a well made juicy pineapple cake that has been poked to allow the hot juice to flow down through the many layers of filling of this great tasting cake. Having well aged pineapples and juice soaking the top layer just under the icing, along with bright red cherries.
One fork full will cause you to shut your eyes while mashing a chunk between your teeth, tongue and inside cheeks as your taste buds run wild to a degree when you go, “Lord!!! This is a good cake!!!! While shaking your head from side to side.
Islam is so bad that it’s people need us badly. If not many nations will perish. The world still need Christianity. Christianity has falling way off from where God wanted it to go.
Islam and other weird religions are flourishing because we, the Congregation of God spent more time crowded in building and getting rich on TV while talking to ourselves rather than finding the ways to go onto the highways and spread the gospel the way we should have done it and should be doing now.
Yet, it’s riddled with fear and trembling. Taking over and controlled by the rich and wealthy that has no concern for certain others of the same faith and those truly needing their love and care. Lip service.
Why God haven’t brought much more terror upon mankind I cannot understand. Yes I can! It could be because of his great love for mankind. He’s already given us nearly 2000 years to put together a worthy harvest, but look what we’ve created from our opportunities. Much of nothing.
Gay lifestyle is exploding like ant hills and pastors and members have turned deft ears and eyes to it and more and more see it as natural. On top of that Church people act, curse and drink worst than those they are trying convert and impress.
Nothing but twisted people that learned how to manipulate the gospel for wealth and prosperity through lies they invented while agreeing in all thing with the world like: Acceptance of gays, bad ministers, bad congregations, twisted holidays and partying. Robbers and thieves living of the Congregation like the rich live off the poor.
Back to caught up… I know it sound good when some money making smart guys make movies showing what it might look like after the righteous is caught up, but don’t waste your thought on thinking you will be in the midst or it will happen in our time. Too much to take place and is taking place that need looking at.
Like I said before, it could be even be another thousand years. If you are of middle age and up you can forget about it anyway. We will long be dead. So, why bother talking about it. Focus on the now.
I would that people would stop writing movies on caught up and stop trying to scare people into serving God. If the gospel would have been delivered to the people the right way we would have better people and a whole lot more true Christians that would not be so divided by parties and races and I wouldn’t have to be teaching the true gospel here nearly 2000 years later.
Now! If you’re serving Christ the right way you will be saved in the end. Death! Like I said before in other writings, it is left up to God to determine that. Not you who still live in a body still in the world. God is the Judge.
1 Corinthian 15:51, “Listen, I tell you a mystery, we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed.”
Sure, someone, whose not yet living will escape earthly death as we know it. But they will still share in a type of death when caught up. That death is when the old body is changed into the new body. You may even say, reborn!
50, “ I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.”
52, “ in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.”
(He thought in his time)
53, “For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54, “ So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.”
From the underlined scriptures above and especially when Paul stated in the last part of verse 54 where I have underlined, he grouped both occurrences as “DEATH” being swallowed up in victory.”
Being caught up is a type of death escaping the grave which those that are alive now shouldn’t be looking forward to. Your focus should be focused on living in a manner of righteousness as close to the ordinances of God as possible so you may overcome life after your earthly death. To do this you must:
Ephesians 4:22, “ That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
You were taught to change the way you were living. The person you used to be will ruin you through desires that deceive you.
The old you must die also, and become the new person in Christ Jesus living in brotherly love and in obedience to the entire word of God. Not continuing on in worldly desires that suit you or things that you created to counter or justify your need to pursue what’s in your heart because YOU SAID, not God, that there’s nothing wrong with it.
We are saved if we stay a Christians until death. But was it good enough. All that say they are Christians and that they know they are going to heaven are not heaven material. You see them in Churches. They are so wishy washy that many want nothing to do with them. Yet, they believe they are truly Godly.
God will make the decision of our worth. Whether it was good enough. We don’t make decisions for God. When that time of caught up come for all of us to be awaken to be with Christ , many will not awake. Why? Because the decision was Christ and not yours.
1 Peter 4:18, “And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"
Being prepared for death now, not caught up is what we should be focused on. If you’re living right, it make no different which way you are received when Christ call us so long as we are chosen.
As I see it today, this world has a long ways to go. Most people are not ready for death since it is so hard for most to remain righteous. Death in sin will consume most, because only a few will be chosen. Why? Because man loves the world. Just look around. But listen to the unrighteous and filthy declare they are going to heaven.
In ending, I take a look at Islamist terrorist around the world. Do you actually think they will stop in the next 10 years or more. No! Can you see Israel hope and desire to take back from Islam and rebuild their Holy Temple happening in the next 10 years? No!
No one knows when God will stand up and say enough is enough. No not one! I am only speaking as did Paul. Even he got it wrong, so can I. But we do have clues and written words to let us know it want be today.
There are signs to let us know it want be tomorrow or this year or many years ahead. Like I said before, you who are reading this will not be caught up. Especially older people the preacher is preaching the caught theory to.
Being Caught up will not take place before I finish writing this piece, and that’s a fact. If you’re reading this on this date, I’m still here and so are you. So therefore I, alone with you, look forward to be sown in death. Death is more realistic for us than being caught up. Also, in the future the caught up will receive only a few. Not this great gathering as movies present to you. Things are continuing to get worst and worst. The bible say that it will get worst and worst. So will the great fall away of Christians be also.
So, I’m not concerned about being caught up in the future. I’m concerned about being caught up in earthly death and not being ready to be received by Christ as I thought . To be awaken the second resurrection being shocked that the first escaped me because I out witted my own self.
I want Christ to read that I was one, as was Paul, that fought a good fight. No way near Paul’s accomplishes by no means, but I tried and that was enough.
When Christ is going through his lists from the books of life and making check marks of “yes” and “no on them,” my hope is to be done enough to get the box that say“YES” checked beside my name with the words beside it saying, “SAVED this one also.” Now that’s deep.”
The chose of salvation is always Christ’s. What you can be sure of, is death. Do you want to see Christ? Will you be ready when death call? Then make a change then do your best live accordingly to the word of God and not your political party’s affiliation.
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