Below are some Scriptures which show that the life of a Christian parallels the life of Christ:  His life, His death, His resurrection are all examples of how the True Disciple will live!


If we really want to be like Jesus on this Earth, we should remember that He was humble, He was obedient to God’s will always, and He came to serve man-kind.

Philippians 2, ESV

5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

In the same way that Christ served God and man, so Christians must desire to be humble, we must desire to do God’s will, and we must desire to serve others.

Matthew 23, ESV

11 The greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Philippians 2, ESV

3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus…


The Lord Jesus Christ did not just tell us what to “do” in order to be saved, but He showed us “how” to do it.

Hebrews 12, ESV

2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

“Eyes on the prize, Eyes on the prize” is the pep-talk that I give to myself when things are difficult.  By keeping my eyes on the prize … which is the salvation of my soul (1 Peter 1:9) … I can keep myself encouraged to not grow weary in doing good (Galatians 6:9), even as Jesus did in order to get through the shame and agony of the Cross.


The Old Testament Prophets and the New Testament writers tell us of Christ’s death by crucifixion.   How many Believers today know, or understand, that we too must die to our own wills and live only for God and for God’s purpose?

Galatians 2, ESV

20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Luke 9:23, ESV

23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

Christ speaks of a DAILY dying to our own wants and desires in order to follow Christ and do God’s will,  and if we will follow this pattern of putting our flesh and desires to death daily, we can then expect to be resurrected in the same way that Christ was.


Hosea 6, ESV

1 “Come, let us return to the Lord; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.
2 After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him.

Even as the Lord Jesus was raised from the dead on the third day, so the Body of Christ will be raised on the “third day”.

According to 2 Peter 3, 1 day is like 1,000 years and so it is thought that the resurrection of the Body of Christ (which is the resurrection of True Believers from the grave, along with the rapture of True Believers who are alive from the Earth … 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17) will occur during the “third day”, or the third millennium, after Christ’s death:

2 Peter 8, ESV

8 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

But can any of us expect to be resurrected like Christ was, if we will not follow the other patterns of Christ? The pattern of faith to over-come hard trials, the pattern of obedience to God and denying our own desires?  Can any of us really believe that we will be resurrected like Jesus Christ without living like Jesus Christ?

We can live assured that if we LIVE like Jesus Christ, we will indeed be resurrected like Jesus Christ, because the life of every True Believe is to follow Christ’s pattern and be a living example to the world of Who Jesus Christ really is.

1 John 4, ESV

17 By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.

1 John 2, ESV

6whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.


May God’s grace and peace be upon all who believe God at His Word and who desire to be just like Jesus!

2015 – Is Christ Soon To Return


#TheChristianLife  #LivingLikeJesus  #Empowered
#Rapture  #RaptureReady  #IsChristSoonToReturn
#EndTimes  #Resurrection






The following 9 points are taken from Derek Prince’s teaching entitled,
Take Heed That You Are Not Deceived“.

I have added supporting Scriptures beneath each of the points that he gives.

Derek believes that by observing these 9 points we can keep ourselves from being deceived in the End Times.


1 – Remember that it is by God’s mercy that we will not be deceived

We should humbly accept this Truth and thank Him for guarding us.

John 3:27, “John answered, ‘A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven.’ ”


2 – It is by cultivating humility and a Fear of the Lord that we will be kept from deception.

Derek then quotes Proverbs 9:10, The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom
Proverbs 1:7, The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge“.

He then states that  the fear of the Lord is THE BEGINNING, meaning it is the foundational Truth for wisdom and knowledge.


3 – We must base absolutely everything … every experience, every prophecy, every doctrine, etc … on the Scriptures.

Psalm 119:160 “The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever”


4 – We need to focus on Jesus alone, and not extra spiritual revelation because the Word says:

For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus(Revelation 19:10)
But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on His own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify Me because it is from Me that He will receive what He will make known to you(John 16:13-14).

Don’t these 2 Scriptures show clearly that prophecy should be glorifying JESUS and not man?!


5 – We need to leave extra revelation with God.  If He wants to show us something, He will.  We should not be obsessed with new revelation / special revelation.

“The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 29:29)


6 – We need to be wary of fantastic sounding prophecies and new revelation.  Fantasy abounds within the charismatic prophetic circles these days, and will only get worse.  Stay within the boundaries of Scripture!
Colossians 2:18, “Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind.”
7 – Keep things simple and plain.  Paul spoke of “the simplicity of the Gospel”.  It is the pride and arrogance of man that makes one want to sound wise or extra spiritual.

“For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin. But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:2-3, NASB)


8 – Cultivate discernment!  Don’t sit in any meeting, or listen to any preacher/teacher, without checking and weighing and judging all things said against the written Word of God.

1 Corinthians 14:29, “Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said.”
9 – Cultivate a LOVE of the Truth.  Not just a toleration of Truth, nor an acceptance so that if it is spoken around you, you are okay with it, but cultivate a hunger and desire and love for Truth.  A strong passion and desire to read and get into God’s Word and a desire to study and know God’s Word for yourself.

“The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-10)

An absolute love for the Truth will be the only way that we will be able to discern if a lie is being preached!

My ending thought:

If we LOVE the Truth, we will want to stand on the Truth and stand up for Truth NO MATTER what the consequences!  We will not go with the flow and accept what the crowd accepts to keep “unity” or to spare ourselves from being ostracized and persecuted!  We will LOVE the Truth no matter what and stand up for the Truth in the exact literal way in which it is written!

God bless you abundantly as you stand for Truth and look for the coming of our Savior and Lord!

2015 – Is Christ Soon To Return

All comments welcomed

#DerekPrince #ProtectionFromDeception #IsChristSoonToReturn

We know from Scripture that satan loves to copy the things of God (ie: when Pharaoh’s magicians copied and performed the same signs and miracles that Moses performed — Exodus 7:11-12) and so we know that in the End Times, satan will be copying the things of God in order to deceive the world … and the Church! … into thinking that he is God.

Even as Jesus is currently preparing for Himself a Bride, holy and pure, who loves Truth, who lives in the power of the True Holy Spirit, and who is readying herself for Christ’s Return, we can see that satan is also preparing for himself a false bride.  A false bride who is not concerned with holiness, who is rebellious to the commands and the Word of God, who doesn’t love the Truth of God, who operates in witch-craft and lying signs and wonders, and who is being prepared for anti-Christ’s appearing!

This satanic bride is a false bride, springing up from the midst of the True Bride, even as foretold by the Apostles in the New Testament.

Yes, There Will Be A Great End Time Revival …
but it will be Satanic, as foretold in 2 Thessalonians

1 – Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him (= the Rapture!), we ask you, brothers, 2 – not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
3 – Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion (the “apostasy” NASB; the “falling away” KJV) comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, 4 – who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.  5 – Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 – And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. 7 – For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. 8 – And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. 9 – The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, 10 – and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 – Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 – in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
– 2 Thessalonians 2

The Man of Lawlessness will not be revealed until there is a great “falling away” from Truth, within the Church … a deliberate rejection of revealed, basic, and orthodox Truth … and as many are aware, this great falling away from the basic Truths of the Word is currently taking place within every denomination of the Church!

Satan is not so concerned with getting the world to fall for his deceptive ways because he already has them bound up in deception: the deception of liberalism, or socialism, or atheism, or islam, etc.  Yes, he will deceive the entire world into believing he is the man of the hour, the one to bring world peace, and the prophesied coming Messiah according to many of the world religions, but first, he must get the True Bride to fall for his deceptive lies!

He needs a weak and disobedient Church who cannot discern between right and wrong any longer.  He needs a Church who is not concerned with the Word of God, but who is a lover of self.  Such a Church will fall easily for his sweet and seductive lies!  Such a Church, who is more concerned with self and comfort and ease, will allow an “anything goes” doctrine to infiltrate the Church and take the Church over.   And it is this breaking away from Truth which allows sin and lawlessness to grow and abound, not just in the Church but also in the world.

Apostasy IS here and apostasy is growing and many are departing from the Truth of Scripture, and this great apostasy that is growing reveals to True Believers that the revealing of anti-Christ … and the Return of Jesus … is drawing near.

When Truth … which is Jesus (John 1:1) … is removed from Christ’s Church, a vacuum is formed leaving room for another to take the place of Jesus, and it is anti-Christ himself,  the Man of Lawlessness, who is getting ready to take the place of Jesus.

For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, 4 – who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.
– 2 Thessalonians 2

Apostasy IS in full-swing but something worse is coming!  

The Man of Lawlessness is preparing for his appearance and he will appear to be adored and to be praised and to be worshiped by all people … even amongst those who call themselves Christians!

He will bring the answer to world peace:

2 – For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 – While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
– 1 Thessalonians 5

He will come with magnificent signs and wonders:

9 – The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, 10 – and with all wicked deception
– 2 Thessalonians 2

And he will come and deceive many:

 24 – For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
– Matthew 24

Where will anti-Christ come from?

According to Scripture, it appears that the anti-Christ will come out of the Church:

18 – Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour. 19 – They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us.
– 1 John 2

Notice how John states, “They went out from us”?

Also, when comparing Scripture with Scripture, we see that the term “son of perdition” (KJV) or “son of destruction” (ESV) was only used one other time in Scripture, when speaking of Judas, a false disciple:

While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
– John 17:12, KJV (or “son of destruction”, ESV)

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
– 2 Thessalonians 2:3, KJV (or “son of destruction”, ESV)

It seems that the anti-Christ could be a false disciple and come from the very ranks of the Church!  A person who LOOKS like a True Christian, who TALKS like a True Christian, and who even performs signs and wonders … like Judas! … yet who is a deceiver!

The outcome of the End Time apostasy will be a Harlot Church, ready and eager for her false christ!

For even as Christ is preparing His True Church whom He will Return for, so satan is preparing his false church whom he will appear for!

Both the True Christ and the false christ have brides!

One is spotless and holy and filled with the Holy Spirit and the other is filthy, and lawless and filled with the apostate spirit which stands against God’s Holy Truth:

1 – Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons
– 1 Timothy 4

1 – But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 – heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 – treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 – having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
– 2 Timothy 3

The False Church will be filled with love-of-self and greed and idolatry, empowered by witch-craft (lying signs and wonders) and will persecute and kill those who belong to the True Church! (Revelation 17 & 18).

Heads Up Saints!  Keep your eyes on the prize of Jesus Christ, our soon to Return conquering King!  Keep reading and obeying the Word of God so that you can avoid this great End Time deception!  And keep yourself pure and spotless:

but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3  – And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
– 1 John 3


2014 – Is Christ Soon To Return
The above was gleaned from listening to the following DEREK PRINCE video,
“Watchman, What of the Night?”

Scripture Passages from the ESV, unless otherwise noted:
ESV®  Text Edition: 2011  

#EndTimes  #DerekPrince  #ChristsReturn  #IsChristSoonToReturn   #BibleProphecy

All Comments Welcomed

Many times, Christians do not stop to consider the real reason why bad things are happening to them.  Of course we have an enemy and “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” in our lives, (Ephesians 6:12), however, how many times do we consider that WE might be the cause of our troubles?

Consider the below Passage of Scripture:

5  – and the men of Ai killed about thirty-six of (the people of Israel) and chased them before the gate as far as Shebarim and struck them at the descent. And the hearts of the people melted and became as water.

6  – Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the Lord until the evening, he and the elders of Israel. And they put dust on their heads. 7  – And Joshua said, “Alas, O Lord God, why have you brought this people over the Jordan at all, to give us into the hands of the Amorites, to destroy us? Would that we had been content to dwell beyond the Jordan!  – Joshua 7

Joshua, like many of us, did not even think about the possibility that the Israelites were to blame for their defeat in their battle against Ai!  How proud … or how ignorant … and the same goes for us!

Many times we moan and wonder “Where is God in the middle of my trouble? Doesn’t He hear my cries to get me out of this? Doesn’t He care at all?” and yet, many times, we never even dare to think that something is wrong with US.  Perhaps WE are doing something that is causing defeat in our lives or trouble to follow us.

Really?  Are you wondering how this could be true for a New Covenant Believer, since Jesus paid to break the curse off us and to bring us blessings? (ie: Galatians 3:13)

Let’s consider this next Passage:

6  – Now these things took place (to the Israelites) as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. 7  – Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.” 8  – We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. 9  – We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents, 10  – nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. 11  – Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. 12  – Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.  – 1 Corinthians 10

The Old and New Testaments are for our instruction

The Old and New Testaments are for our instruction

Twice Paul states that the Old Testament is written for us to learn from!  The Old Testament stories of the Jews destruction and failings are written to warn us to avoid doing the same thing, lest we too incur judgment, at best, or the Wrath of God, at worst!

Yet too many Christians live their lives any ol’ way they want and expect that God’s blessings should still follow them.  I even hear some quote the Promises of God while fully expecting the Promises to be reality in their lives, and they can’t figure out why in the world the Promises don’t manifest in their lives and why they can’t get a break in life … or a “break-through” as charismatics like to say 😉 .

1 Corinthians 11 teaches:

30  – That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.  31  – But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged. 32  – But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world.

You see, it is actually God’s mercy when we don’t get a break-through, if we are living in consistent sin.  He is trying to get our attention!  He is trying to draw us to our knees, in prayer and in repentance!  And He would like for us to pick up His Word and read it, so that He could actually speak to us and discipline and correct us through His Word!

21  – Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. – James 1

The Word will enlighten us regarding where we are going astray, and the Word has the ability to “save” our souls.  In other words, the Word of God is the power of God to not only enlighten us to see where we are wrong, but it has Godly power to actually change us on the inside.  How else does the Fruit of the Spirit start to grow in us?  It is a wonderful, mysterious thing, that God can actually CHANGE us on the inside just by us reading His Word!

 The Lord spoke to Joshua, but only after Joshua stayed on his face before the Ark of the Covenant until evening! (read Joshua 7).  And the Lord said:

10  – The Lord said to Joshua, “Get up! Why have you fallen on your face? 11  – Israel has sinned; they have transgressed my covenant that I commanded them; they have taken some of the devoted things; they have stolen and lied and put them among their own belongings. 12  – Therefore the people of Israel cannot stand before their enemies. They turn their backs before their enemies, because they have become devoted for destruction.  – Joshua 7

Stay on your face before the Lord, in His Word!  Stay on your face before the Lord, in worship! And stay on your face before the Lord, in prayer UNTIL you HEAR from the Lord about what is going on!  He might say, “Stay in faith, this attack is from the enemy” but He just might say, “Clean up your life in such-and-such an area”.

Of course …

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.  – Hebrews 12:11, NIV

God bless you as you seek for answers regarding trials in your life and as you walk towards your heavenly goal, and may God free you from any gripping sin that wants to destroy you.   Amen.

 1  – Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of bodya and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.  – 2 Corinthians 7


All Scriptures provided are:
ESV® Text Edition: 2011.


If you don’t understand Biblical History then you can’t understand Biblical Prophecy, because the past events told in the Bible actually reveal how future events will take place in the End Times.

Ecclesiastes 1 tells us this:

Ecclesiastes 1:9
What has been is what will be,
and what has been done is what will be done,
and there is nothing new under the sun.
10 Is there a thing of which it is said,
“See, this is new”?
It has been already in the ages before us.

With this is mind, Daniel 3 reveals much about the End Times anti-christ who will set himself up as “god” and demand to be worshiped (2 Thessalonians 2:4).

We see in Daniel 3 that a statue was made, which was to be worshiped by all peoples:

Daniel 3:1
King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide

Notice the “sixes” in this verse?  This is symbolic of the number of the beast in the End Times, which is 666 (Revelation 13:18), and this statue in Daniel 3 is the foreshadow to the End Times statute which will be made for all the Earth’s inhabitants to worship (Revelation 13:12,13)

Daniel 3:3
So the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates and all the other provincial officials assembled for the dedication of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up, and they stood before it.

The then world’s governors joined in the spiritual act of worshiping this statute set up by King Nebuchadnezzar … government and religion joined at the hip … which is also a picture of the the One World Government and One World Religion of the End Time, being joined together (Revelation 13:7 & 12).

 Daniel 3:4
Then the herald loudly proclaimed, “Nations and peoples of every language, this is what you are commanded to do: 5As soon as you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. 6Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace. 7Therefore, as soon as they heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp and all kinds of music, all the nations and peoples of every language fell down and worshiped the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.”

Even as all the people’s were commanded to worship Nebuchadnezzar’s statute in the days of Daniel, so all the people’s of the world will be commanded to bow and worship the statute of the anti-christ in the End Times (Revelation 13:15).

The Book of Daniel is teaching us that even as this great world power of Daniel’s time – Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon – was lord over the people’s of the earth, and commanded forced worship of the statute of the man in power at that time, so it shall be again in the End.

The ruler in the End … anti-christ … will demand worship from all the inhabitants of the Earth and will kill those who refuse!

Daniel 3:12
But there are some Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon—Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego—who pay no attention to you, Your Majesty. They neither serve your gods nor worship the image of gold you have set up.”

Sadly, just because one calls ones-self a Christian … or just because an organization calls itself a church … it does not mean that such a person … or organization … is a true follower of the Lord Jesus Christ.  And even as just a FEW Jews in Daniel’s time refused to bow down to worship Nebuchadnezzar’s image, so there will be only a few on the Earth in the End who will refuse to bow the knee to the anti-christ’s statue (Luke 18:8).  Yet, people who are afraid of persecution, people who are afraid of starving, or of being killed for believing and confessing that the Lord Jesus Christ alone is God, will ultimately pay with their lives in the very end … they will pay by suffering for eternity in the eternal Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:15).

Please dear reader, if you are not preparing your heart and mind TODAY for the End Time persecution which will happen in one of our tomorrow’s, then you probably will not be ready.

Study and obey the Bible TODAY, while we have many translations and the freedom to study and believe, and pray daily for God’s grace and power to over-come today’s temptations and lusts because when real persecution starts, the temptation to give in to the world’s demands will be greater than today’s temptations!


Remember that even as Jesus Christ, the True Lord and Savior of men, is currently preparing His Faithful Church for the End Times and for His Return, so the devil is also currently preparing his false whore church for anti-christ’s appearing!

So please get yourselves ready, Christians! Read your Bibles daily, pray and worship the Biblical Jesus Christ daily, and keep yourselves from sinful habits that want to weigh you down and make you unprepared for Christ’s Return!


2014 Is Christ Soon To Return
Inspired by Jacob Prasch’s
“The Daniel Conference”

#EndTimes  #IsChristSoonToReturn  #BookOfDaniel  #BookOfRevelation

All Comments Welcomed


There have been professing Christians who have given testimonies, over time, about visiting Hell.    The few that I heard have told of satan’s (and other devils) power in Hell to torment and hurt those in Hell, as though satan is the chief angel in Hell, ruling and giving orders and hurting all who are doomed to this eternal place of torment.

But since I have left the Charismatic Movement, in 2012, I have been reading and re-reading the entire Bible in context, weighing all previous thoughts, doctrines, and teachings that I received, against the Word of God.

And so I wanted to post Scriptures today which tell of satan’s time in Hell, to see if indeed satan will be “ruling Hell” as a dictator and lord or if he will actually be in for a time of eternal torment, to help others learn what Scripture actually says about this event.

Isaiah 14

7 – The whole earth is at rest and quiet;
they break forth into singing.

8 – The cypresses rejoice at you,
the cedars of Lebanon, saying,
‘Since you were laid low,
no woodcutter comes up against us.’

9 – Sheol beneath is stirred up
to meet you when you come;
it rouses the shades to greet you,
all who were leaders of the earth;
it raises from their thrones
all who were kings of the nations.

10 – All of them will answer
and say to you:
‘You too have become as weak as we!
You have become like us!’
Isaiah 14:10 shows us that satan will be WEAK and not powerful in Hell!  He may have power to deceive and trouble people during this present age, but he will not be leading, or deceiving, or troubling anyone once he is confined to Hell!   
Reading further in Isaiah 14, we read:

11 – Your pomp is brought down to Sheol,
the sound of your harps;
maggots are laid as a bed beneath you,
and worms are your covers.

Isaiah 14:11 shows us that satan will also have no pomp or glory or position of authority in Hell!  He

will be covered with worms and maggots, the same as every disobedient person who will end up in Hell (Mark 9:43-49).


 Isaiah 14 continues:
12 – “How you are fallen from heaven,
O Day Star, son of Dawn!
How you are cut down to the ground,
you who laid the nations low!

13 – You said in your heart,
‘I will ascend to heaven;
above the stars of God
I will set my throne on high;
I will sit on the mount of assembly
in the far reaches of the north;c

14 – I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.’

15 – But you are brought down to Sheol,
to the far reaches of the pit.

16 – Those who see you will stare at you
and ponder over you:
‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
who shook kingdoms,

17 – who made the world like a desert
and overthrew its cities,
who did not let his prisoners go home?’

18 – All the kings of the nations lie in glory,
each in his own tomb;d

19 – but you are cast out, away from your grave,
like a loathed branch,
clothed with the slain, those pierced by the sword,
who go down to the stones of the pit,
like a dead body trampled underfoot.

20 – You will not be joined with them in burial,
because you have destroyed your land,
you have slain your people.
Here, Isaiah 14:16 shows us that there will be no one who will be afraid of satan once he is over-thrown by the Lord Jesus Christ.   He will be thrown into Hell (vs 15) and people will be astonished that such a weak creature ever had any ability to deceive and torment the Earth’s inhabitants at all.  Note: I have no idea if only the people alive on earth will see satan in his weak state, as described in Isaiah 14:16, or if the people in Hell will be able to see this as well, but one thing is for sure, and that is that satan will be weak and without authority even in hell! (Isaiah 14:11).
And then there are the Scriptures found in Ezekiel 28 which support these statements, as we read:
11 – Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me: 
12 – “Son of man, raise a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and say to him, Thus says the Lord God:
“You were the signet of perfection,a
full of wisdom and perfect in beauty
13 – You were in Eden, the garden of God;
every precious stone was your covering,
sardius, topaz, and diamond,
beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire,b emerald, and carbuncle;
and crafted in gold were your settings and your engravings.c
On the day that you were created they were prepared.
14 – You were an anointed guardian cherub.
I placed you;d you were on the holy mountain of God;
in the midst of the stones of fire you walked.
15 – You were blameless in your ways
from the day you were created,
till unrighteousness was found in you.
16 – In the abundance of your trade
you were filled with violence in your midst, and you sinned;
so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and I destroyed you,e O guardian cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 – Your heart was proud because of your beauty;
you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor.
I cast you to the ground;
I exposed you before kings,
to feast their eyes on you.
18 – By the multitude of your iniquities,
in the unrighteousness of your trade
you profaned your sanctuaries;
so I brought fire out from your midst;
it consumed you,  and I turned you to ashes on the earth
in the sight of all who saw you.
19 – All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you;
you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.” 


 Ezekiel 28 confirms what Isaiah 14 taught, which is that satan will be a weak, despised, and lowly creature, with no authority or management position in Hell.   He will be “turned to ashes” (Ezekiel 28:18) even on the Earth in the sight of the people who will still be alive at the End of the Wrath of God, and all the peoples will be appalled at satan’s weak and dreadful (or “horrible” – NIV or “terrible” NLT) end!
And below is another thought … Isaiah 66 says:



22 – “As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me,” declares the Lord, “so will your name and descendants endure.
23 – From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before me,” says the Lord.
24 – “And they will go out and look on the dead bodies of those who rebelled
against me; the worms that eat them will not die, the fire that burns
them will not be quenched, and they will be loathsome to all mankind.”


Isaiah 66 teaches that those alive in the Millennium will be able to actually see into Hell and see the dead covered in worms that do not die, and covered in fire that never stops burning.   I believe they will also see satan at this time, and again, they will be “appalled” by satan, amazed that the great deceiver has come to such a pitiful and weak end (Ezekiel 28:19 and Isaiah 14:16).


Question:  Where will this opening into Hell be, so that all the inhabitants of the Earth can look upon those who are dead?
The Bible does not say, but every year all of the inhabitants of the Earth who are alive during the Millennium, must go before the Lord yearly, to worship. (This teaching is found in Zechariah 14:16-21.)
Will it be somewhere around that geographical region, that an opening into Hell will be seen, where the people going up to worship the King of all the Earth, can look down into Hell to see the torment of the dead?
And think of this:  At the end of the Millennium, satan will be released from his torment in Hell to once again deceive the inhabitants of the Earth.  (This teaching is found in Revelation 20:3 and in Revelation 20:7-10) 
What person in their right mind could go yearly past an opening into Hell, and see and hear the torment of those held captive in Hell for all eternity, and then when given the opportunity at the End of the Thousand Year Millennium, rebel against the King of kings and Lord of lord, the Lord Jesus Christ?
Now that is some powerful deception that satan has over man-kind!  And that is some huge hatred against God and some wickedly sinful hearts that people have, who will turn against a King Who brings peace to Earth!!
It is absolutely mind-boggling to me.  
And to me, the whole scene shows the mercy of God Who will give people a visual of Hell for 1,000 years in order to try to convince them to stay away from the eternal torment of Hell by staying away from the great deceiver, satan, when he is released at the end of the Thousand Years.
And people, the mercy of God is speaking today too, trying to warn us all to stay away from the great deceiver, whose end will be in a weakened state, in an eternal Hell of fire and torment.  
I pray that all who read this post will indeed stay away from false doctrines of devils (by weighing all teachings against the Word of God!) and stay away from the sin which so easily entangles us!   
Please people, cling to Jesus Christ and His Word in order to save yourselves from the Wrath of God which is soon to come and from eternal Hell.
Are you ready for Christ’s Return?


#IsChristSoonToReturn   #Millennium   #Messiah   #KingJesus   #EndTimes
#LambOfGod   #Revelation   #satan
Comments welcomed

Bible Translation used is the ESV, unless otherwise noted.
ESV® Text Edition: 2011.
The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®) copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles,
a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. The ESV® text has been
reproduced in cooperation with and by permission of Good News
Publishers. Unauthorized reproduction of this publication is
prohibited. All rights reserved.
The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible,
English Standard Version®) is adapted from the Revised Standard Version
of the Bible, copyright Division of Christian Education of the National
Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. All rights reserved.


…for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
2 Corinthians 3:6b, NIV

This piece of Scripture has been quoted to me, more than once, when I make the statement that “I am trying to literally follow what the New Testament says to do” as I try to deal with sinning brothers, or when I defend my departing from fellow believers who are divisive or gossips or sexual immoral, or when I defend my staying away from teachers and their followers who are embracing new twists on the Gospel.

When the above Scripture is quoted to me, the insinuation is that my stand on the Word is legalistic and harsh and the ones who quote this Scripture are wishing that I would just “walk in love” or “walk in unity“.

It has been said to my face that I am “not loving as Christ loved” when I am departing from people and/or congregations.

The Veil is Torn

But is that what 2 Corinthians 3:6b really means?  Isn’t the entire Word supposed to support and uphold the same meaning and teachings throughout the whole Bible?  Now of course, I understand that the Old Covenant’s external rules and regulations have been replaced with the New Covenant’s internal rules which deal with our heart attitudes,  but does that mean that we are now free to swim around in sin without guilt or party with sinners since we all are under grace now and commanded to love?

No, is the answer to these questions and this is the debate the Apostle Paul confronted head-on while in ministry and in his written letters.

1– What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?
2– By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?
Romans 6:1, NIV


14– Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
15– What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?
16– What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God.
2 Corinthians 6, NIV

But besides my having to deal with carnal Christians’ incorrect interpretation of 2 Corinthians 3:6b, this verse recently got me thinking about how one is to LIVE by the Spirit of God vs living under a heavy-handed and condemning legalistic preaching or way of thinking.

For by white-knuckling our way through life, by seeing God as a hard task-master, and by obeying the do’s and don’ts of the New Testament without the fruit of the Spirit growing in us, we can experience condemnation and death.  The letter will indeed kill all joy and peace and even the desire to live holy as we try to obey God in our own strength!

And this is a grim, unpleasant, hard, and unhappy way to follow God.  I know, because I lived that way for the first 7 or so years of my Christian walk.

But after one is enlightened to understand that the power of the Holy Spirit can and will equip you to walk freed from sin, while cleansing you when you do slip and stumble, one can be filled with great joy and peace while patiently and steadfastly obeying God.

16– So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. …
22– But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23– gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5, NIV


1– Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
2Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
3– For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
4– When Christ, who is yourlife, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Colossians 3, NIV

According to these above 2 passages of Scripture, if we will set our minds on the things of God and pursue those things, then we will be focusing on His love, His peace, His joy, His promises, and His love, and His character … and all other things that are “above” … rather than only focusing on the “do this and don’t do that” set of rules of the New Testament.  And as we do this,  the pleasures and the things of this Earth “will grow strangely dim”, as the great old hymn stated.  Or in other words, we will be so Heavenly focused that the Earthly temptations won’t have as strong a pull on us, as we set our hearts and affections on God alone.

So yes, of course the LETTER kills.  Rules and Regulations are condemning, for the sinful flesh fails at keeping rules and regulations and wants to rebel, even as Paul taught.

14-We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin.
15-I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
Romans 7, NIV

BUT as we learn to live our lives led by The Spirit of God, filled with the fruit of the Spirit of God, keeping on minds on what the Spirit desires, we will see that obeying God’s commands are definitely NOT burdensome.  If we can learn to keep our minds on the glory that is to come, and learn to remember that pleasing God has great benefit in this life and also in the life that is coming, then we can joyfully carry out the commands and desires of the Lord … which is exactly what the New Testament teaches in every letter!

2-This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
3-In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
4-for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
1 John 5, NIV

God’s ways will not be burdensome, but we will be encouraged as we grow in holiness, peace, and

We love Him
because He first loved us
1 John 4:19

joy knowing that we are pleasing the Father Who purchased us with the blood of His Son and we will grow in self-control, assurance and in joy as we continually look forward to being made more like Jesus Christ and as we look forward to seeing Him face to Face.   What a glorious day that will be!

3– We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. …
5– But if anyone obeys his word, love for God
is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him:
6– Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. …

15– Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.
16– For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
17– The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. …
28– And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.
29If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.
1 John 2, NIV

If living for God, by keeping all the commands that He has written for us, is not a joy-filled experience for you I pray that you will start to pray and seek God’s face to make it such for yourself.  Ask Him to help you sanctify your thoughts so that you can see the beauty of purity and holiness and so that you can have your mind steadfastly set on the reward that is coming to those who love purity and long for Christ’s Return.  Meditate on the promised Glory that is coming to those who love God so that the desires and thoughts of sin will have less hold on you.  By doing this you will be making sure that you have a grand entrance into the next life!
5– For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
6– and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;
7– and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.
8– For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9– But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.
10– Therefore, my brothers and sisters,
make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble,
11– and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 1, NIV
Are you ready for Christ’s Return?

Related Articles:
The Lie In The Garden Of Eden: You Surely Will Not Die
Just Believe and Be Saved?

 _____#RaptureReady  #ChristsReturn  #Holiness

 All Comments Welcome
(c) 2013 Is Christ Soon To Return
%d bloggers like this: