GREAT TRIBULATION = COMING TO THE END OF “SELF”

GREAT TRIBULATION = COMING TO THE END OF “SELF”

Hello all,

The Lord is really putting this issue of the truth verses religion on my heart BIG TIME!! I cannot stop thinking about it, dreaming about it, and reading about it! Every time I open my Bible the verses I am led to are about this! It is uncanny, as I had many other issues that I wanted to write about, but each day this issue comes to the fore. I understand why now, as all the other topics I wanted to write about revolve around this center concept.

As we enter into the darkest days in world history, it becomes increasingly vital to separate Truth from lies, and this involves separating Truth from religion. I have noticed in my own life one of the reasons I am being rejected by friends and coworkers is they think that when I say I am a Christian that it means I am religious. It seems that the the majority of people equate believing in Christ as a religion and not the TRUTH, the WAY and the LIFE.

They are turned off by the idea that they must do something in order to get God, like go to church, be baptized, give up money and stop doing all the fun stuff that makes their life worth living! They think being “religious” will make them judgmental and bigoted and unpopular, so why would they want that! They don’t even know that there is a truth because they have been taught that truth is relative, and whatever they want it to be. Most have absolutely no LOVE OF THE TRUTH, because those who were supposed to share it with them have turned the Truth into a religion!!!

By division (another major tool of Satan) and turning following Jesus Christ into hundreds of denominations, mankind has defiled and fragmented the Truth into various religions with certain rules of conduct!! Instead of the truth setting one free, it has become a way to enslave millions with the same rituals and dogmas that Christ hated!! When I tell someone I am a Christian I can see a light turn off in their eyes and hear them think ” oh no, not another one of those”.

In this way, I realize that I want to share Truth, but I am greatly handicapped by the worldly concept of religion. So in that regard, I have decided to change my tactics when relating to an unbeliever or in name only Christian about God in these end times. I am going to ask them if they know about the Great Tribulation.

Great tribulation is both a personal and worldly event. One only comes to Christ after the great tribulation of coming to the end of themselves. By being broken spiritually, mentally and oft times physically, and knowing they have no control over their situation, will they fall to their knees and cry out to God.

In the same vein, this is what has to happen to the whole of mankind, everyone must come to the end of themselves! God is allowing this to happen so that millions will see how trusting in self, and the world is a dead end street!

I will then ask the person who thinks I am just another religious nut, if they feel they are in tribulation in their lives. If they say yes, then I will let them know that God loves them very much or this would not be happening to them. And tell them “the Lord wants you to come to the end of yourself, with nothing else to rely on but Him”. If they say no, they are not having tribulation, then I will tell them that they soon will, because the Lord is going to bring everyone to the end of themselves, and it is happening everywhere and to everyone that He loves.

I will also tell them that religion is a lie, and once they do come to the end of themselves they will know the Truth, as Jesus will fill their life and fill their hearts and the things of this world will no longer enslave and control them. That is the Truth.

I truly believe that the Great Tribulation is the whole world, both individually and collectively, coming to the end of themselves. This is actually a gift from God, that will save millions! The Lord’s last call to bring all He can to Him. But time is short, so things are getting darker before the Light will dawn.

After the tribulation of these days is the Second Coming!! How glorious is that?!!

I will let you know if my new tactics work. I will of course ask the Lord to bless any conversation I have with anyone about Him, and to be with me in word, thought and deed. But, since He put this on my heart, I look forward to exposing the difference between religion and truth, and maybe that will make the difference.

He is coming soon!

JESUS IS ALL AND EVERYTHING!!

Patti C.

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Author: kinz2all

Hello all! What a long strange trip it has been! I am amazed that through 40 years of Bible studies, Bible College, and attending a multitude of churches, of varying denominations, I have come full circle back to the day when I was “born again”. On that day (Sept 24th 1978) I found the Truth when Jesus found me. I knew in an instant that I could live in eternity by living in the moment with Christ. God is love and loves everyone and wants everyone to be set free in Christ. That the spiritual world trumps the material world and by focusing on Christ one can live spiritually every moment, and death to self brings abundant new life. This was massively life changing! I went from being broken to being whole! I could not contain the love and joy within me. I was a different person and all my relationships changed. And shortly after that earthshaking day, I did sell everything I owned and went on the road proclaiming the JOY of the Good News!! Yet, after three years, I settled down and starting going to church, realizing I had not truly studied the Word of God. I had attended church as a child and as a teen I sang in the choir and taught vacation Bible school, so I knew the major highlights of the Gospel, and pretty much believed what preachers were preaching about God’s Word. Still, I did not find the fire of the Spirit in many of the churches I attended. To me, all the different denominations were creating division not unity in the body of Christ, by chopping up the Word to suit the traditions of men. In 1997 I decided to start reading and studying the Bible for myself. I read books about the “rapture” and the Left Behind series of books and started to see how churches were so divided on these issues and nothing they were teaching really rang true in my heart. I attended Bible College in 2004 and got my Masters in Theology and really got into understanding the End Times as taught by the pre-trib and pre-wrath rapture groups and authors. I was completely sold on this interpretation of the Bible, so much so, that I started writing about it on a pre-trib web site called Five Doves. I got really into waiting for the rapture and trying to figure out the timing and all that, and wrote many many articles about how and when this would happen. It was exciting, I felt that I was learning so much. The more I studied on my own the more I started to see that I did not see in His Word the same things that others were seeing and started to write about what I was finding. As soon as I did this, and started to stray away from the herd of pre-tribbers, I was thrown off the web site. As soon as that happened, the Lord started giving me new revelations and I started asking questions and rely on Him to show me in His Word the answers I was looking for. The major turning point was when I started writing for another web site (Rapture Prophecy Bible Forum) and found out who Israel truly is. That is the foundation for all Bible study…once one knows whom Israel is, one can never go back to dispensational beliefs. That opened the flood gates of revelations from the Lord. He made sure that I would have the time to truly focus on what the Holy Spirit was showing me. I fell down some stairs and broke both of my feet and was not able to do anything but study the Bible. And Study I did!! I was consumed with it, day and night and felt on fire for the Truth. Things that I had believed in for so long just fell away, and everyday I was finding out more and more. Although I started to see that there is no end time rapture, I still believed in a future Second Coming and that we were in the Last Days and how the world was becoming a dark place full of evil. I wrote much about this…even on this blog. Yet, at the same time finding out about the Kingdom of God and how it has already come, and how the Jewish feasts have all been fulfilled in Christ. We are not waiting for the last three to be fulfilled as so many preach and teach. The plan of Salvation was FINISHED AT THE CROSS, and all that was left to be fulfilled was the sending of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost…the 7th and last feast not the 4th…and Christ’s Second Coming in Judgment and the resurrection of the saints. That brings me up to recent time, and my most recent revelations from the Lord and I am shocked at what I have found out! I never even conceived that the Bible was a finished work and that there was no longer anything left to be fulfilled. Yet, that is what I have found out and it is AMAZING how I feel totally set free!! The Truth truly does set one free from the searching and the divisions of the traditions of man!! It all makes so much sense and every verse has taken on a new and heartfelt meaning!! It is GOOD NEWS!! Jesus is our King we can live in His Kingdom RIGHT NOW!! He did ALL He said he would do, when He said He would do it, all we need to do is KNOW HIM. The only event left to happen will happen to each of His children when they pass from this world and into eternity. I was so overwhelmed by my discoveries that I did not know how to approach beginning to write about it. Also, it labels me (and I hate labels in reference to divisions in Christ) I find that I have become a full Preterist. I would never ever have thought this is where my studies would lead, but cannot deny it is where the Lord has brought me. I am now ready to start proving it and that is what I will be doing from here on out. Perhaps the most wonderful aspect of all this is that it has brought me full circle. When I was born again and shown the power of Jesus and relying on Him, I knew it was finished in Him…He was the answer to all. Love is the strongest power in the universe and God is love. Nothing else really mattered. It was not until I got caught up in the “traditions of men” that the path got crooked and the way confusing. Yet, it is so wonderful to find out that His Word tells us the Truth, and that Jesus is the Way, the TRUTH, and the life. That being said, I will be posting studies that helped me understand, and hope that anyone out there that is reading this may find what they may be looking for, as they take this journey OF FINDING OUT FOR YOURSELF. God bless all, and may you be in His love and Light today and always!! JESUS IS ALL AND EVERYTHING!!! Patti C.

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