May 15, 2006 – FIRST THINGS FIRST!
MY CHILDREN, THE EARTH-SHAKING AND LIFE CHANGING EVENT THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT IS THE “CATCHING AWAY” OF MY BODY OF BELIEVERS! ALL OF THE CATACLYSMIC EVENTS TAKING PLACE RIGHT NOW ARE PREPARING THE WAY FOR THE “WRATH OF THE LAMB” AND THE “WRATH OF GOD” TO BE POURED OUT ON THE EARTH. THE REACTION OF THE WORLD IS GOING TO BE: Revelations 6:16 They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! THOSE LIVING DURING THE TIME OF THE OUTPOURING OF MY WRATH HAVE BEEN LEFT BEHIND BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT BEEN JUSTIFIED BY MY BLOOD (THEIR SINS FORGIVEN). THEY HAVE HEARD MY WORD AND REJECTED MY SAVING LOVE; OR WERE TOO BUSY TO CONSIDER THE WORD OF TRUTH. THEY HAVE NOT PUT “FIRST THINGS FIRST.”
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR YOUR LIFE, (NOW AND IN ETERNITY), IS YOUR ETERNAL SOUL. YOU ONLY HAVE ONE LIFE TO LIVE AND YOUR ETERNAL DESTINY DEPENDS ON OBEYING MY COMMANDS. FIRST THINGS FIRST! Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. WHEN YOU HAVE TAKEN CARE OF YOUR ETERNAL SOUL BY BECOMING MY CHILD, I WILL TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING YOU NEED. Psalms 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? Psalms 27:13 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
I HAVE PROMISED THOSE THAT I HAVE REDEEMED THAT I WOULD SAVE THEM FROM THE DAY OF WRATH. Romans 5:9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 1Thessalonians 1:10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead – Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath. 1Thessalonians 5:9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
EVERY THINKING AND SEEING PERSON SURELY AGREES THAT THE WORLD IS GETTING WORSE AND WORSE. SIN IS INCREASING, BUT I AM GOING TO LIFT UP A STANDARD AGAINST SATAN AND HIS EVIL. Isaiah 59:16 He saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so his own arm worked salvation for him, and his own righteousness sustained him. 17 He put on righteousness as his breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on his head; he put on the garments of vengeance and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak. Isaiah 59:19 From the west, men will fear the name of the LORD, and from the rising of the sun, they will revere his glory. For he will come like a pent-up flood that the breath of the LORD drives along.
YEA, I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT IN POWER TO THOSE THAT ARE LISTENING AND WATCHING DAILY AT MY DOORS. Proverbs 8:32 “Now then, my sons, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. 33 Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it. 34 Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. 35 For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD. 36 But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death.”
THIS IS THE HOUR OF MY PREPARATION TO RETURN FOR MY PEOPLE. I AM NOT WILLING THAT ANY OF THEM SHOULD PERISH OR LIVE THROUGH THE YEARS OF MY WRATH AND JUDGMENT UPON SIN. I AM SPEAKING FROM MY HEART OF LOVE TO YOU! I WILL RETURN FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE PUT ON ROBES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND ARE LOOKING FOR ME. Revelations 3:5 He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels. Revelations 3:10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth. 11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. 2Timothy 4:8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
I WILL BE SEEN BY THOSE THAT LOVE ME AND LOOK FOR MY APPEARING. THERE WILL BE A SHOUT, AND THE VOICE OF THE ARCHANGEL AND THE TRUMPET OF GOD WILL HERALD MY APPEARANCE IN THE CLOUDS. 2Timothy 4:8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. I WILL COME TO CATCH AWAY THE DEAD IN CHRIST AND THOSE LIVING IN CHRIST. 1Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever 1Corinthians 15:51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed – 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. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
KEEPING THIS APPOINTMENT WITH ME IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION AND ACT OF YOUR WILL THAT YOU WILL EVER MAKE! BEFORE THE NOTABLE DAY OF MY RETURN IN THE CLOUDS OF GLORY THERE WILL BE A WORLD-WIDE OUTPOURING OF MY SPIRIT. Matthew 24:43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. Matthew 24:34 I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Matthew 24:40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. ~Be Ready for His Coming 42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
I WILL SHELTER MY CHILDREN FROM MY WRATH BECAUSE THEIR NAMES ARE WRITTEN IN THE “LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE” AND THEY ARE COUNTED WORTHY. THEY WILL BE HONORED AT MY HEAVENLY BANQUET. Revelations 19:6 Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. ~Marriage of the Lamb 7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. 8 Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.) 9 Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!'” And he added, “These are the true words of God.” WHEN I RETURN TO EARTH TO RULE MY KINGDOM, MY SAINTS WILL BE WITH ME. ~The Coming of Christ Revelations 19:11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.
HEAR MY VOICE AND LIVE! THIS SHOULD BE OF FIRST IMPORTANCE TO YOU. Revelations 22:12 “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. 14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.