Saturday, August 12, 2017

Global War Statistics - Past and Those Which are to Come!

 

















We here at the IFB took the liberty of adding to the list of death causalities of human history's wars the HORRIFIC EXPONENTIALLY war statistics that are yet to come as Almighty God's Word so clearly states in the Book of Revelation (Rev. 6-19). We did not add Gog's invasion based on our belief that its death totals are found somewhere here in these two wars spoken of in the Book of Revelation (Ezek 38-39). This world absolutely mocks the Bible and the revealed truths from it. Of a truth these wars will be and great world tribulation will engulf this world, which will lead to the coming Anti-Christ and to Almighty God the Son's return to earth to establish His 1000 year reign and rule for FOREVER!

This is a very incomplete list of wars (an estimated 3,010 wars have taken place in recorded human history and  a few are recorded here).[1]
Stats taken from Wikipedia 




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Friday, August 11, 2017

The Rapture in the Lord's Table - Until He Comes!











My dear friends, as we were taking communion at our local assembly, our dear pastor read 1 Corinthians 11:25-26 and the end part of that bible verse rang out to me as never before. Though I had knew that we were to take communion to, "proclaim the Lord's death until He comes", the Holy Spirit showed me the other side of the coin which I had never seen before until that night! The Holy Spirit spoke to my heart saying, "until your Jesus comes, until you (David) will be changed FOREVERMORE (John 14:6, 1 Cor. 15:51-57, Phil. 3:21, 1 Thess. 4:13-18, 1 John 3:1-4)! I thought to myself, "what a glorious hope of RIGHTEOUSNESS in the Lord's Table for ALL the blood brought saints of Almighty God who have placed their trust in the Lord Jesus as their Savior! His death, burial and resurrection has made possible my propitiation and my future redemption from my vile, corruptible, mortal body and has prepared for me a brand new heavenly body fashioned after His RIGHTEOUS one (Rom. 7:24-25, Phil. 3:21, 1 John 3:1-4)! My dear friends in Christ, if that ETERNAL TRUTH doesn't fire up the blood brought saints of Almighty God, what EVER will! What a picture the Lord has given us to remember as we partake at His Table of Remembrance of His death! Until He Comes! Until we are changed!

 1 Corinthians 11:25-26 states; 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes!"

Christ's coming for His Church (at any moment) will be in the air at the Rapture as the Holy Scriptures clearly teach! The last phrase of this passage in 1 Corinthians 11:25-26 (until He comes) is not speaking of His second coming and His return to planet earth with His glorified Church and His angels to reign and rule for a thousand years (Isa. 2;11; Dan. 2:43-44; 7:13-14, Matt. 25, 2 Thess. 2:8, Rev. 19:11-21), but rather at His personal coming for His bride (His body of called out believers) at the Rapture - John 14:6, 1 Cor. 15:51-57, Eph. 4:13, Phil. 3:21, 1 Thess. 4:13-18, 1 John 3:1-4).


The last phrase of this passage in 1 Corinthians 11:25-26 (until He comes) is not speaking of His second coming and His return to planet earth with His glorified Church and His angels to reign and rule for a thousand years, but rather at His personal coming for His body of called out believers at the Rapture!

My dear friends, the Lord's table has become one of the most twisted teachings in Christianity! Apostates and unregenerate traditionalist have rejected the simple biblical teaching of the Lord's table and have replaced its simplicity and wonderful message with new ageism, mystic perspectives, work related "spirituality" and atonement rejecting doctrines. To truly understand Communion/the Lord's table, one must have received the Lord Jesus as their personal Savior and be born again as the Bible wonderfully, clearly and simply teaches (John 1:12; 3:3-7, Acts 4:12; 16:30-31, Rom. 10:9-13, Eph. 2:8-9). To truly understand the Lord's table, one must understand that the Lord Jesus gave His life for us as our propitiation and Lamb; and we by our own merits and works can NEVER redeem our self from our fallen state (Isa. 53, Matt. 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:17-20, 1 Cor. 11:23-2!5, Heb. 9-10, 1 Peter 3:18, 1 John 2:2, 4:10, Rev. 1:5).


and we rejoice in Him who WILL change vile and mortal bodies to heavenly RIGHTEOUS ones at His coming at the Rapture! Dearly beloved, ETERNAL GLORY and PRAISE to Almighty God in the HIGHEST! Who TRULY saves ALL who call upon His Name in RIGHTEOUSNESS!

Redemption is TOTALLY and SOLELY of Almighty God! We as fallen transgressors of the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS spiritual and moral absolutes of Almighty God need desperately to be rescued, delivered and saved from our own fallen estate by His ETERNAL GRACE alone (Rom. 6:23; 7:24-25, Eph. 2:8-9)! That is why we as believers - who follow our Lord's command to partake of His table in total remembrance of Him and of His propitiatory death - rejoice in Him who is our Salvation! We rejoice in Him who is our Propitiation! We rejoice in Him who is our Redemption! We rejoice in Him who is our Life!; And we rejoice in Him who WILL change our vile and mortal bodies to heavenly RIGHTEOUS ones at His coming at the Rapture! Dearly beloved, ETERNAL GLORY and PRAISE to Almighty God in the HIGHEST! Who TRULY saves ALL who call upon His Name in RIGHTEOUSNESS!

What GREATER HOPE is there in our day as believers in Jesus Christ than to look for our Blessed Lord's soon return and trumpet blast and we remember our Lord's death at the table of the Lord till He comes! Even so come Lord Jesus!

Dear friends, we live in very turbulent times today (locally, nationally and globally), which are EXPONENTIALLY ACCELERATING due to the EXPONENTIAL growth in technology! What GREATER HOPE is there in our day as believers in Jesus Christ than to look for our Blessed Lord's soon return and trumpet blast as we remember our Lord's death, at His table, until He comes! Even so come Lord Jesus!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

Related Links!

IFB - What Man is This?
IFB Song - Just Like Thee
A Bible Study on Communion and Baptism
A Bible Study on the Church of Christ
A Bible Study on the Rapture
Christ Our Propitiation




We Shall be Changed!

Bible Verses Relating to the Rapture Teaching and the Second Coming of Christ