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. For the Lord Himself will 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: 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. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
2 Timothy 4:7-8
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing .
Received in my email box from Ron Reese- Ron wrote:
Below is a popular WARNING tract that I wrote a few years ago. It is even more relevant today than it was then. Will the Israel--Iran crisis be the impetus for World War 3 and the Sudden Destruction/Rapture??? I have been posting several posts that point to the very real probability of NUCLEAR DESTRUCTION upon the earth in the Fall of 2015. New York City and Damascus, Syria, are just two of several cities that appear destined to be struck with nuclear weapons, based on prophecies in the Bible. It appears that the NWO elite have CHOSEN THE DATE OF 11/11/15 to be the designated time. This post is a very, very ominous WARNING THAT NUCLEAR WEAPONS BEING UNLEASHED UPON THIS EARTH IS PROPHESIED IN THE WORD OF GOD!!! PREPARE TO MEET YOUR GOD VERY SOON!!! JESUS CHRIST IS YOUR ONLY HOPE!!!
NUCLEAR MIDNIGHT--HOW CLOSE ARE WE???
NUCLEAR MIDNIGHT!!—HOW CLOSE ARE WE?? Not exactly a pleasant thought, is it? After reading the next paragraph, some of you will probably not read any further. The average person wants to be like the proverbial ostrich and bury his head in the sand, ignoring the situation, ignoring what the Bible has to say, and pretend like nuclear war is never going to take place.
THERE NOW EXISTS THE EXTREME LIKELIHOOD OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS BEING UNLEASHED UPON THIS EARTH IN THE VERY, VERY NEAR FUTURE (VERY LIKELY IN THE FALL OF 2015), for the following reasons:
The recent spread of nuclear weapons into radical countries such as North Korea, Iran, and possibly Syria, should be cause for great alarm for the entire world. THE MOUNTING FRICTION BETWEEN IRAN AND ISREAL COULD EXPLODE INTO WORLD WAR III ANY DAY NOW!!!
There are numerous Scriptures that make it almost a virtual certainty that nuclear weapons will be used during the rapidly approaching Tribulation period. That time is almost here!
The extremely high tensions in and around Israel. Israel is one of the top nuclear threats in the world today and Scriptures strongly suggest a nuclear holocaust in the Middle East for the last days. (Isaiah Chapters 13—23)
The Bible indicates in Ezekiel 38 and 39 that Russia will be the nation that ignites World War III. No, Russia is not the peace-loving democratic country that it is being portrayed as. A leopard does not change its spots overnight. RUSSIA IS NOW AN AWESOME MILITARY POWER, WITH MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS!!! Disarmament? Don’t be naïve. It’s all talk and almost no action. The U.S. is disarming, but not Russia.
Since the “breakup” of the Soviet Union, there has been a VERY RAPID SPREAD OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY INTO NUMEROUS THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES! The number of countries possessing nuclear weapons or nuclear technology is constantly increasing. Several reports have placed nuclear suitcase bombs in the hands of terrorists, very possibly in the U.S.
The VERY RAPID emergence of all the other prophetic signs in the Bible that indicate that the End of this Age is getting EXTREMELY CLOSE!!!
The reason for confronting you with these alarming facts is so that you will be confronted with your eternal destiny! Millions upon millions upon millions of people (over one-half the population of the earth, according to the Book of Revelation) will die during this time of Tribulation when these horrible weapons of mass destruction are unleashed! YOU MAY BE ONE OF THEM! If you are, WHERE WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY?
When the atomic bombs hit Hiroshima and Nagasaki, probably not one person, out of the tens of thousands of people who were killed instantly, was thinking that their life would be over in a split second. There was no time to meditate upon their eternal destiny. There was no time to prepare to meet God.
Right now you DO have the opportunity to meditate on your eternal destiny. According to the Bible, there are only two choices. Heaven and Hell are both VERY REAL PLACES! (There is absolutely NO Biblical evidence of purgatory. It is a fictional invention of man—not a place prepared by God.)
Be honest with yourself. If your life should end in a split second, as millions will when these bombs hit the earth, WHERE WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY? “It is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the Judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27)
The Bible is pre-written history because God knows the beginning from the end. NUCLEAR MIDNIGHT—HOW CLOSE ARE WE?? We have already presented you with evidence that we believe shows that we are VERY, VERY CLOSE TO NUCLEAR MIDNIGHT! PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD! YOU MAY NOT HAVE A SECOND CHANCE!
Does the Bible really predict the unleashing of nuclear weapons in these LAST DAYS in which we are NOW living? You be the judge. Some believe that God’s wrath during the Tribulation will all be supernatural, and not through the works of man, but Psalms 110:5 says, “The Lord at thy right hand, shall strike through kings in the day of His wrath.”
Jeremiah, Chapter 25, has an OMINOUS WARNING for us today. Verses 32 and 33 warn, “Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation and a GREAT WHIRLWIND (nuclear explosion?) shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. AND THE SLAIN OF THE EARTH SHALL BE AT THAT DAY FROM ONE END OF THE EARTH EVEN UNTO THE OTHER END OF THE EARTH: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.”
This certainly is not a pretty picture and the next two verses do not get any better: “Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye PRINCIPAL OF THE FLOCK; for the days of your dispersions are accomplished: and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel. They have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore, hath the curse DEVOURED THE EARTH, AND THEY THAT DWELL THEREIN ARE DESOLATE. THEREFORE, THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH ARE BURNED, AND FEW MEN LEFT.”
What a frightening picture!!! The word “desolate” means laid waste; in a ruinous condition; destroyed; made uninhabitable. IT SURE SOUNDS LIKE NUCLEAR DESTRUCTION!!! The “principal of the flock” could very well represent the United States. It is not only the most powerful country in the world but also the PRINCIPAL country in presenting the gospel and in supplying the rest of the world with missionaries.
Other Bible scholars see a nuclear confrontation between the U.S. and Russia, in Ezekiel 39:6, which says, “And I will send A FIRE on Magog (Russia), and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles (United States?)" Here is a quote from a speech made by Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, when he was President of the Soviet Union: “Comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about glastnost, perestroika, and democracy in the coming years. These are primarily for outward (Western) comsumption. There will be no significant internal changes in the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. OUR PURPOSE IS TO DISARM THE AMERICANS AND TO LET THEM FALL ASLEEP.”
He went on to state that the goals of the Soviet Union were to get the U.S. to:
Withdraw conventional forces from Europe.
Withdraw nuclear forces from Europe.
Stop proceeding with Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars).
These goals have now been achieved. The Wounded Bear may be ready to strike SOON!
II Peter 3:10 says, “The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with A GREAT NOISE AND THE ELEMENTS SHALL MELT WITH FERVENT HEAT (the results of nuclear weapons?), the earth also and the works that are therein shall be BURNED UP.” Zechariah 14:12 also sounds exactly like the results of nuclear warfare. “Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.”
This verse could be describing YOU! This little pamphlet could be God’s LAST WARNING TO YOU! Isn’t it about time you stopped putting your faith in mankind to somehow solve all these problems in relation to nuclear weapons and put your faith in God. God is going to remove born-again Christians off the face of the earth, in what is known as the Rapture of the Church (I Thessalonians 4:16-1 , just before the massive destruction begins. If YOU do not know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour, you will either be destroyed in this catastrophic Tribulation period or left behind in the wake of the nuclear aftermath. JESUS CHRIST IS YOUR ONLY HOPE!!!
Luke 17:28-30 is a type of God removing the righteous people (the Rapture of the born-again Christians), followed immediately by SUDDEN DESTRUCTION. It is a description of the unsaved world today, totally unsuspecting, totally unprepared, totally pre-occupied with the CARES OF THIS LIFE.
The verses read like this: “As it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But THE SAME DAY that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and DESTROYED THEM ALL. EVEN THUS SHALL IT BE IN THE DAY WHEN THE SON OF MAN IS REVEALED.”
These sinful people of Sodom and Gomorrah received no advance warning. They received no second chance. These verses tell us that’s the same way it will be the day Christ returns. No advance warning and no second chance for MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS of people. If YOU don’t get saved BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE, perhaps you will be one of them.
If you are not yet convinced of the magnitude of this destruction, let’s take a look at the Book of Revelation. Chapter 6, verses 4 and 8, says, “And there went out another horse that was red: and POWER (nuclear?) was given to him that sat thereon TO TAKE PEACE FROM THE EARTH, and that they should KILL ONE ANOTHER: and there was given unto him A GREAT SWORD (nuclear weapons?). And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him AND POWER WAS GIVEN UNTO THEM OVER THE FOURTH PART OF THE EARTH, TO KILL WITH SWORD, AND WITH HUNGER, AND WITH DEATH…”
The following apocalyptic judgment appears in Revelation 8:7, “The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and FIRE MINGLED WITH BLOOD, and they were cast upon the earth: and THE THIRD PART OF TREES WAS BURNT UP, AND ALL GREEN GRASS WAS BURNT UP.” Doesn’t this sound like the result of NUCLEAR DESTRUCTION? Revelation 9:18 says, “By these three was THE THIRD PART OF MEN KILLED, by the FIRE, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone…”
NUCLEAR MIDNIGHT—HOW CLOSE ARE WE? An in-depth study of end-times Bible prophecy, and an open-minded analysis of current events in our present world, confirm that we are VERY, VERY CLOSE! II Peter 3: 11-12 should give all of us reason to examine ourselves and our relationship with God: “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hastening unto the coming of the day of God, wherein THE HEAVENS BEING ON FIRE SHALL BE DISSOLVED, AND THE ELEMENTS SHALL MELT WITH FERVENT HEAT.” (Nuclear bombs?)
The message of this tract has been quite sobering and quite frightening, if you are not a born-again Christian. How foolish you would be to continue to put your faith in mankind! (Russia and China have their nuclear missiles aimed at the U.S., even as you are reading this.) We are so close NOW to the Second Coming of Christ and nuclear devastation that every day you go without Jesus, you are playing RAPTURE ROULETTE WITH YOUR ETERNAL DESTINY! Isn’t it about time you placed your trust in God, and not in men? You can become a born-again Christian and take place in the GREAT ESCAPE, the Rapture of the Church, by saying this prayer and meaning it in your heart:
“Dear Lord, I know that I am a sinner and that you died on the cross for my sins. I repent of my sins, and I turn away from my sin, and turn my life over to you. I receive you as my personal Lord and Saviour. Help me to live a victorious Christian life from now until the day you come to take me to Heaven. Deliver me from the wrath and destruction that is SOON to fall on this wicked, sin-filled world. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.”
“And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, AND FIRE, AND PILLARS OF SMOKE. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come. And it shall come to pass, that WHOSOEVER CALLS UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE DELIVERED”. (Joel 2:30-32)
WON'T YOU DO IT NOW, BEFORE IT IS ETERNALLY TOO LATE???!!!