Friday, September 7, 2018

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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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Where is the Love? (In the Seven Year Tribulation)

The seven year tribulation - which will engulf the world shortly - will absolutely manifest the EXPONENTIAL godlessness, lawlessness and violence of mankind as they heap upon themselves the EXPONENTIAL consequences of their rebellious designs against Almighty God and His moral absolutes for this world (Rom. 1:18-32, Rev. 6-16). The demonic wrath and oppression, the wrath of lawless men, and the ETERNAL Wrath of Almighty God's RIGHTEOUS indignation will be manifested to it's zenith and one attribute that will be completely missing during this seven year period will be the outworking of the love of God among mankind.

"Then shall they deliver you up (Israel) to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because lawlessness shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." Matt. 24:9-12

There is a Greek word ἀγαπάω (agapaó) used three different ways, which is used to speak of the love of Almighty God. The LOVE of Almighty God seeks only the ETERNAL highest and best for His creation. The depot and sum of all the love of Almighty God the Father is found in the person of His Son the Lord Jesus Christ (John 3:16-17). God's love for fallen mankind is outworked in the sending and giving of His Son (1 John 4:9).

The first use of this Greek word is  ἀγαπάω (agapaó) which denotes the love of the will, reason and esteem. This word seeks only the highest and best for an individual in light of Almighty God's person and RIGHTEOUSNESS (John 3:16-17). This word is used only once in Revelation 6-19 referring to the new believer in the Messiah during this period who is absolutely sold out to Almighty God's will and "loves" not their life unto death! These are more than willing to make the supreme sacrifice for the testimony of God knowing full well that in their death they will see their Savior and will be risen again at His return at the first resurrection (Rev. 20:4-6). They love their Savior more than their earthly existence and are more than willing to lay it down that Almighty God and ETERNAL life may be manifested to a godless world.

These are more than willing to make the supreme sacrifice for the testimony of God knowing full well that in their death they will see their Savior and will be risen again at His return at the first resurrection.

The second use of this Greek word ἀγάπη (agapé) denotes the highest and best of Almighty God in action and in outworking. This is the Greek word which is used in Matthew 24:12 which states that this "love or charity" of many will grow cold because of EXPONENTIAL lawlessness and the fruits and effects of it during this time period. The outworking of this love can only be applied by those who have received Almighty God's love (i.e., the Lord Jesus Christ - John 3:16-17, 1 John 4:9). It is a love that the unredeemed cannot use since in their unredeemed estate they are currently rejecting Almighty God's love (John 3:16-17). If they reject God's love, how can they allow it to be outworked in their lives and have it overflow unto others? This Greek word is found no where in Revelation 6-19 indicating that the application of it even from the redeemed is very scarce. Imagine a time with all of the EXPONENTIAL global catastrophic events, wars, famines, pestilences and oppression void of Almighty God's love? Thus it will be in this time and no wonder for when a world rejects Almighty God's love which is found in His Son (John 3:16-17), how can they love or want the ETERNAL  highest and best for their fellow man?

Imagine a time with all of the EXPONENTIAL global catastrophic events, wars, famines, pestilences and oppression void of God's love.

The third use of this word is agapétos which has two special applications: the Beloved, a title of the Messiah (Christ), as beloved beyond all others by the God who sent Him; of Christians, as beloved by God, Christ, and one another (the nation Israel). It is used for the object of Almighty God's ETERNAL highest and best with the benefits of being in the Son of God (the body of Almighty God's Well-Beloved).

This word is no where to be found at all in the book of Revelation let alone in Revelation 6-19. That this Greek word is missing speaks volumes and is further proof and evidence that the Body of Christ (i.e., the Church) is not here during this time and have been Raptured out before this HORRIFIC seven year tribulation begins. If the body of Christ was to go through this Day of Wrath, of a truth we would find the beloved of Almighty God, the Bride of the Messiah mentioned. It is only in the Beloved Son of the Father that a transgressor can be redeemed and placed in the Body of Christ and be called beloved. Oh the WONDERS of His grace and mercy and the wonders of our position in Christ (Eph. 1:3, 2:6, Col. 3:1-4)!!!

If the body of Christ was to go through this Day of Wrath, of a truth we would find the beloved of Almighty God, the Bride of the Messiah mentioned.

Today will you be one who enters into this time period without the love of Almighty God? Dear friend we are at the door to this time period and even a blind man can see it! Now is the day of salvation! Now is the time! May you truly want to know the Lord in Spirit and TRUTH and receive the Father's love which is ONLY found in Jesus Christ (John 3:16-17, 1 John 4:9)! May it be so!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Is Almighty God's Will For Your Life Your Passion?

My dear friends let me ask you and myself this very sobering question? It is a question which when blood brought believers are ask sends them running to the hills of fear! The question is this, "Is Almighty God's will for your life your passion and that which gets you out of bed every morning singing and ready to roll (Psalm 119, Matt. 6:10,21, John 4:31-34, Heb. 13:20-21)?" Are you excited... about what Almighty God will do in your heart for that day and what He will teach you in the arena of this life (Psalms 25:12, Prov. 3:5-7, Matt. 4:19)? Here are some more questions! Is His glory and His GREAT Name precious to us? Is pointing people to Jesus Christ's ETERNAL saving solution and remedy for ALL humanity a REALITY to us and our sole passion today or are we just passionate and consumed about us and our will in this pilgrim life and fallen world? Almighty God's will for us in Jesus Christ is perfectly tailored for us and when we yield to the Spirit of God's leading, it is His passion to develop us to be the men and women that He has called us to be for His glory (Rom. 8:26-29).

It is ONLY when we are abiding in Jesus Christ, that we will enter into the wondrous REALITY of our calling, stewardship, discipleship and fellowship to a personal experience, exercise and learning which transcends the realms of time and ETERNITY!

When we yield to Almighty God's perfect will for us; for His glory and honor; we will truly love it; even when things are not going well; for we have settled it all that, "ALL things... work together... for good!" - Rom. 8:26-29 and that we are to "Count it ALL joy!" in all trials and tribulations - James 1:2-6). It is ONLY when we are abiding in Jesus Christ, that we will enter into the wondrous REALITY of our calling, stewardship, discipleship and fellowship to a personal experience, exercise and learning which transcends the realms of time and ETERNITY (Matt. 11:28-30, John 15:1-8; 16:7-13, Rom. 8:14-17, Eph. 1; John 1; 5:10-13 Rev. 1:1-3)! For indeed our walk in time is with the ETERNAL Father, His ETERNAL Son and the ETERNAL Holy Spirit (John 17, 1 John 1)! Dear friends, it is when we choose to walk and abide with the triune ETERNAL God - in spirit and in TRUTH - that our walk with Him will exceed and transcend anything that this fallen world and its base ways have to offer! It is then my dear friends that it is TRULY EXCITING and JOYFUL to be His blood brought child (Phil. 4:4)!

There is NO GREATER call! Will you be courageous enough by faith to step out of your limited confines and follow the ETERNAL King?

Oh what a great ETERNAL salvation Almighty God has done for us in Jesus Christ! To just sit on the side lines out of touch and oblivious is an absolute tragedy for the blood brought child of Almighty God (John 1:12)! The sidelines are full to over flowing and not many on the battlefield for our Lord! Almighty God help us all! For it is a true tragedy to desire the sidelines and choose that which will have zero ETERNAL reward and shame us for ALL ETERNITY in Heaven' glory land after the Bema Seat of Christ (1 Cor. 3:11-15). Oh my dear friends in Christ, when we finally see our beloved Savior face to face it will be worth it ALL, so let us not be ashamed at His coming but be redeeming the time for His glory and honor (Eph. 5:16-17)!

Oh my dear friends in Christ, when we finally see our beloved Savior face to face it will be worth it ALL, so let us not be ashamed at His coming but be redeeming the time for His glory and honor!

We are indeed called soldiers on the battlefield of time and Almighty God's great desire is to work in us to reveal His Saving grace and ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Person to all (Matt. 5:13-16, 2 Cor. 5:17-21, Eph. 2:10, 2 Tim. 2:3-4). Almighty God seeks to encourage us all, to yield all to Him and to be used by Him in these Last Days for His glory and honor! There is NO GREATER call! Will you and I be courageous enough to step out by faith from our limited confines and follow the ETERNAL King? What true adventures in Christ await us as the Lord leads us in His way for His ETERNAL honor in glory! May it be so for all those in Christ in these last days! To God be the glory in ALL things (1 Cor. 10:31)! Even so come Lord Jesus!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.