Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Much Assurance

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 1 v 5:
"For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake."

In these turbulent days which people refer to as the last days, these days really started after Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven. Those who have read in my blog about the vision I had of the events that happened before the world was formed, know that as 1 day equals 1000 years so does the time span of this world. Six of God's days is equal to 6000 years. 2 Peter 3 v 8-9.

The "last days" refer to the last two days equal to 2000 years since the death and resurrection of Jesus. In these last days the Holy Ghost has been sent as the Father promised, to equip us with gifts like tongues and prophecy, healing, discerning of spirits, extraordinary faith, to help us through the tough times.

Our gospel comes with power. Jesus healed the sick and cast out demons, opened blind eyes while walking among the people of Israel. Then He preached to them and they listened because He had their attention. He healed incurable diseases like leprosy, He raised the dead, the lame walked, and the miracles gave them hope and gave His gospel power.

When He ascended the Holy Ghost came and the ability to do all Jesus had done and greater works than these. Jesus was confined to one place and time without any modern media. We have Jesus in our hearts; many millions of hearts everywhere. We have social media which has enhanced the spread of the truth about Jesus into lands where Bibles and missionaries are forbidden.

We have much assurance from our Lord that our prayers are heard and answered; we witness the healings; deliverance from drugs and alcohol and other problems. We know Jesus will return as He promised and we know the time is not far off. Many do not know or understand what is happening or the significance of it. That is our work for the kingdom - to be true ambassadors who spread the advantages of our home country (Heaven) around the world. We are strangers to this world, just visitors passing through.

We need to share the gospel; the power; the Holy Spirit; to give those who want to follow Jesus much assurance for the trials which lie ahead. We have a testimony, a faith, a love that will uplift and encourage those in need. If you have been saved 40 years and your only testimony is about how you got saved, you need to be more pro-active. Share these Bible studies or study the Bible and write your own but don't vegetate. Paul says in Ephesians that we must redeem the time - meaning we must make up for lost time.  If we got saved aged 30, we have 30 years of lost time to catch up!

The 6 days of God-time it took to make this planet beautiful for us, His children, was the time we were hostages in Satan's realm, being brainwashed against Our Father, Jesus and Heaven, to the point of having no memory of the former things:
(Ecclesiastes 1 v 10-11: "Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.  There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.") 

We must overcome the evil things Satan did to warp us into beings who would hate, reject, blaspheme our Creator and murder, persecute, slander and imprison His children.  We who know the way of salvation must share it to save those we can from eternal fire.  In these last days the darkness is closing in for the time is short. The same conditions that existed at the time of the Flood are fully manifested again so we only have a ticking timebomb marking the seconds.  God's Ark is ready to leave this planet.   It's called the Rapture.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, You have kept every promise to us and this gives us much assurance. Help us to spread this assurance to the fearful and the lost. In Jesus' name. Amen.