1 Corinthians 16:22
“He who does not love the Lord, let him be accursed. The Lord is coming! ”
Definition of Maran – atha: The Lord is coming!
Word of great hope for Christians.
As he says:
1 Corinthians 15:19
“If for this life only have hope in Christ, we are the most miserable of all men.”
1.-MARANATHA! OUR LORD IS COMING!
First of all: the Lord comes to the historical necessity of the fulfillment of His Word of Salvation!
How the Lord himself said in the synagogue of Nazareth, citing the prophecy of Isaiah 61. He read until 61: 2nd
“… To proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Here the Lord made a break and closed the book. “And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him”
And then Jesus said, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing” Luke 4: 20-21.
And there he started his big coming, which culminated in the day that He will snatch away his church.
2. Maranatha! OUR LORD IS, INDEED!
Apart from the historical necessity of salvation, we have three firm facts that He is coming:
1) First for their suffering.
Death of the cross
2) The second fact is: the resurrection.
1 Thessalonians 4:14, 16-17
“If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
… 16 The Lord himself, with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God will descend from heaven. Then, the dead in Christ shall rise first. 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, 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. ”
3) The third fact that the Lord will surely come, we find in His own Word.
Paul explicitly says: “For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4: 5) and then speaks of the coming of Jesus in the clouds. Therefore we can say with great joy: Maranatha! Does our Lord is coming!
3. Maranatha! OUR LORD IS COMING SOON!
Do we really now reason to believe that the Lord, according to our concept of time is coming soon?
Thus we see that from the point of view of God eternal has already happened. For God everything is an eternal present. But for me and for you, Does he come soon?
Here we can say wholeheartedly: POSITIVE YES.
In the great prophetic sermon of Jesus we found a phrase that today we should pay more attention, namely:
“So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near at hand” Matthew 24:33
Jesus himself gives his children a great revelation 7 prophetic warning signs of His coming.
1. POLITIC SIGNAL
2. BIOLOGICAL SIGNAL
3. COSMIC SIGNAL
4. RELIGIOUS SIGNAL
5. THE MORAL SIGNAL
6. ISRAEL AS A REAL AND TRUE SIGNAL
7. THE SPIRITUAL SIGNAL.
They are so clear and unequivocal that we, to read, illuminated by the Holy Spirit, we recognize immediately and with astonishment that the Bible about the coming of the Lord prophecies are now unfolding before our eyes.
THE SEVEN WARNING SIGNS !!!
1. POLITICLY SIGNAL: Matthew 24: 6
“You will hear of wars and rumors of wars; See that you are not alarmed, because you need all these things, but still not the end. ”
And Matthew 24: 7
“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom”
2. THE BIOLOGICAL SIGNAL : Matthew 24: 7
“… And there shall be famines, and pestilences”
although medical science have tremendous advances, we have people sicker than ever before. Cancer, cardio vascular diseases, infectious, psychological – anxiety, neurosis, obsession – grow uncontrollably, despite the billions of dollars invested and the large number of professionals who work to combat them.
3. COSMIC SIGNAL: Matthew 24: 7
Jesus speaks of “earthquakes in various places.”
And in Luke 21:25:
“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars, and on earth distress of nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves.”
All this is being fulfilled before our eyes today.
He who has ears, hear! It is later than we imagine!
Maranatha! Our Lord is coming soon!
4. RELIGIOUS SIGNAL
Who does not realize that this prophecy is being fulfilled?
Matthew 24: 5
“For many they will come in my name”, notice the expression “many”, also a multitude of false doctrines and false Christs.
And warns: “Take heed that no man deceive you” (Matthew 24: 4)
Matthew 24:11 “Many false prophets will arise and deceive many”
Matthew 24: 24-25 “For false Christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if, even the elect is possible. 25 Ya I have told you before ”
Let’s not forget that Satan masquerades as an angel of light. Its original environment is religion. He is the imitator of God. And only Christians who walk in holiness and therefore in full communion with God are those who recognize the voice of the pastor and not follow strangers.
5. MORAL SIGNAL Matthew 24: 38-39
“For it as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, 39 and knew not until the flood came and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man. ”
The marriage and divorce, premarital sex outside marriage, homosexuality, prostitution, eating and drinking, debauchery, lack of respect and responsibility, lack of shame in the face, etc. Etc ..
The few true Christians, are clearly perceived by the Spirit: Our Lord is coming soon!
But this is not perceived by the majority today. If you have not taken seriously following Jesus until today, then go now totally to him, deeply repent for not stay and be destroyed.
6. SIGNAL OF ISRAEL AS TRUE RE-BIRTH
Jesus warns: “From the fig tree learn a parable: when her branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, ye know that summer is near” (Matthew 24:32).
7. SPIRITUAL SIGNAL
Jesus said in Matthew 24: 14-22:
“And this gospel of the Kingdom in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
15 “Therefore when you see in the holy place the abomination of desolation, spoken of by the prophet Daniel-let the reader understand-, 16 Then those in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 The that is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house; 18 And he that is in the field return back to take his coat. 19 But woe to those with child and that give suck in those days! 20 Pray, ye that your flight be not in winter or on the Sabbath, 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall be. 22 Y if those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. ”
But Jesus also said in Matthew 24:12:
“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. ”
We know all the prophetic events that have been fulfilled, which the Lord’s coming is imminent.
Are you ready for the Rapture?
HIS word says in Matthew 24:42 and 44:
“” Watch therefore, for ye know on what day your Lord is coming. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect ”
The Bible says that when completed to meet the seven signs: Matthew 24:21:
“Then shall be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall be.”
And even more: Matthew 24: 29-31
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, the stars will fall from heaven and the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of man in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 He will send his angels with a great trumpet and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. ”
Praise the Lord!! He is coming soon!
Post data: do not believe those self proclaimed prophets which are announcing false rumors about the end of the World. Bible tells nobody knows the hour and the day when Jesus will come to take away HIS church. So, let’s be ready same as when there is the need to go on a trip: have your luggage ready and your passport updated, for we do not know when JESUS will sound the final trumpet!