2 Timothy 4:8 ESV Henceforth there is laid up 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 loved his appearing.
Brothers, we are told here that you, and I are to love Jesus' appearing. If we love his appearing then we are to be watching for that blessed day of his appearing. The Lord himself will award to me, and to you the crown of righteousness, for he is our righteous judge.
We know the truth of his promised word, and that is that he shall return to receive us, the church, unto him that where he is, there we may be also. Wow! What a blessed and glorious day that shall be, and we should look at those prophesies which are being fulfilled almost daily, right before our eyes. He told us that when we saw these things come to pass that we are to look up, for our redemption draws near. Please, love his soon appearing, for that day is so close. Jesus himself told us to watch and pray always that we would be judged worthy to escape those things which shall shortly come to pass. The great tribulation will begin the moment that we are taken away, and we shall escape the awful times that are coming to those who are left behind.
James 1:12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
We, brothers are to stand steadfast (immovable), under the trials of our lives in this day. Our testing has begun, and we must be immovable, steadfastly standing with Jesus our Lord. Do not be distracted by the evil temptations of this world in this time in which we live. At no time on earth has there been more temptations to come against the children of God. Steadfastly stand on the rock of our salvation, stand with Jesus.
Titus 2:13 Waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,
Praise God, we are now waiting for our blessed hope. Jesus' promised appearing is at hand. I don't care how many times, or how many people that you have heard say this. If you have not gotten it, and taken it to heart, then you must do it now. Your reward is so very close, you must begin to love his appearing my brothers.
Revelation 2:10 Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.
There will come times of suffering, but children of God have nothing to fear. He tells us here in Revelation 2:10, that we are not to allow fear to come upon us. Fear has no place in our perfect love of our God. Jesus told us plainly in his Word that we had not been given the spirit of fear, and that fear was come from that evil one, satin, the devil. Do not submit yourselves to fear. We are to be faithful unto death. Jesus has made those of us who know him, new creatures in Christ Jesus.
You may be tested, you may have great tribulation for ten days, as he tells us here in this verse. But, we are to be faithful unto death if death results from your testing. My dear brothers, my hope is that you will not have to stand the testing like that that has come upon the Christians of the Middle East. These brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus are right now in this hour, being put to death for their believe in Jesus, the Messiah, the Christ. Those evil ones, are standing the little children before their parents, and saying denounce your God, and Jesus, are watch as we kill your children before you. How many of you could withstand this test. How many of you would beg them not to kill your child, and then how many of you would speak the word of denouncing your God to save your child.
Brothers, this time is here for our brothers in the Middle East. I tell you now that the news media is down playing the numbers. Their are countless thousands who have suffered death in the last few months. I say once again, "WOULD YOU?" I pray that you think about this right now, not later, because there may not be a later. Our voices are be smothered now, on this day. Here in America we who once stood tall professing God the Father, and Jesus our Lord and Savior, now stand back, and watch those rights being taken away under the guise of so called 'POLITICAL CORRECTNESS'. Can the threat of death be far behind. This is not happening just in America, but also around the world.
I tell you now, that you had better step away from evil, and not allow this country to place the political correctness chain around your neck. Evil has come to this world, and flourished like no other time in history. Step away from the lies, and stand steadfastly with your Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East. Do it now!
1 Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
Jesus is coming, and that appearing is at hand. Do not stand with evil, but rather boldly speak the truth of God's Holy Word, and Jesus as Savior to all who will hear.
1 Thessalonians 2:19 For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you?
Our blessed hope is in the Lord Jesus' coming!
Philippians 2:11 And every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
The Holy Word of God tells us that every tongue shall confess that Jesus the Christ is Lord, either in this life as we are saved by His cleansing blood and made righteous. Or if not now on this earth then from Hell looking up as the rich man did to Moses and Lazarus as they stood before God, and Jesus in Heaven. But, know that every tongue means every tongue.
Jesus said that he came not to bring peace, but rather division. Brothers you and I had better divide ourselves from evil, and we had better boldly take that righteous stand today as we choose to stand in His steadfast love.
God Bless you my brothers,
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