God Bless you Today!! This is Part 6 of The Times of the Gentiles. If you have been following articles, you will note that what has been prophesied is all coming to pass. As Paul stated in Romans 16:25-26 about the mystery that has been revealed to us today. It is my hope that you study and look up for yourselves the truth and wisdom of God’s Holy Word. Since I cannot be with you individually, I hope these articles can bring us closer in understanding what is going on in the world today.
It can be noted that the 2nd Advent has to take place after the Church has been called out.
When Christ does come, He will find little of true Faith which addresses the current growing apostasy. Luke 18:8
I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
SPECIAL NOTE 5
Isn’t it interesting that Christ left His Body (the church) on earth, which is the Church!) (Read 1 Thessalonians for the translation of the church and 1 Thessalonians 4:4-17)
Colossians 3:4 states:
When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory
Also 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-2 speaks of our “gathering” with the LORD.
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
We, the Body, shall be “gathered” WITH HIM.
Scripture evidence leading to the day of the LORD:
- The working of the mystery of lawlessness and the restrainer of the mystery of lawlessness. 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
- When the restrainer is “taken out of the Way” the man of sin will then be revealed; this occurs when the Church is “gathered out/ raptured”!
- The manifestation of the lawless one. 2 Thessalonians 2;3-4; 8-10
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Daniel 7: 7-8
After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
Daniel 9: 27
27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Matthew 24: 15-16
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
Again, these are the Jews that are going through the middle of Daniel’s seventieth week. We, the Body of Christ have already been “gathered out”
Revelation 13: 1-18 gives a view of the beast out of the sea, and the beast out of the earth.
I have given you a lot of scripture to study and see for yourselves just how close we are to the end times and that you be not caught unaware of what is happening in the world today. Keep reading, that is more to come! Don’t forget, you may contact me by phone if you have questions or email me for detailed discussion. God Bless You is my prayer!
Dr W T Bailey, Jr.