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Endtime Message In the Lord’s Parable: The Eleventh Hour Christians

30 Sep

The scripture is Matthew  20:1-16 The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ So they went. 5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle,[a] and said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day?’ 7 They said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you will receive.’[b]
8 “So when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, ‘Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.’ 9 And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they each received a denarius. 10 But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received each a denarius. 11 And when they had received it, they complained against the landowner, 12 saying, ‘These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.’ 13 But he answered one of them and said, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give to this last man the same as to you. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?’ 16 So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.

My interpretation is that each designation of work hours, from morning to evening to the eleventh hour represent various ages or dispensations since the Lord left the earth with a promise to return.  They are those called to preach and to minister from the 3 years prior to His ascension until the end of the gentile age. I suspect that the eleventh hour workers–those  who only worked for one hour,  are Gentiles called to ministry during the 7 year  tribulation, a rather short period of time. They could actually be the 144,000 mentioned in the book of Revelation:

Revelation 14:1
[ The Lamb and the 144,000 ] Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads.

 

The Jews were the first.  They were chosen to receive and write the word of God, to be the people through whom Jesus Christ would be born. But when He finally came to earth, the religious zealots did not receive Him.  The Father used the Jews to crucify Him, and He used the Lord’s Jewish apostles and disciples to start the kingdom of heaven, aka the church of the born again. It was the Jew, the Apostle Paul, who became the leader of the Gentile age.

The first generations were privileged to walk and talk with the Father and to have Jesus Christ among them in the flesh. Through this parable, the Lord is revealing to those who worked with Him in the founding stages of the church of God and all of those 20 centuries in between, a message of equality.  The message is  others will come into the kingdom and become His workers. .  Therefore, in spite of the Apostles’  special honor in being first, all workers from every generation shall be equally pleasing to God.  Therefore, rewards from God are not based upon the length of time served but by the grace God has extended to the chosen.  For some will live out long lives with great grandchildren, retired from years of service,   while others will not have the time  ahead of them to live out the human experience to its fullest. Nevertheless, with God, both groups will receive the same welcome, honor and reward for their labor.

So this is not an economic parable.  It is a prophetic  end-time story based in reality, about the nature of each generation’s service to the Lord. For the time we put into serving Him in ministry is not as significant as the heart and labor we put into the short time we have left before the return of King Jesus.

The year was 1981 when the Lord chose me  for ministry. I have   been in training for more than 30 years, to prepare 11th hour workers to minister during the  7 years of tribulation prior to the Lord’s return. Hear my words to you in this short, 22 minute long video:

 

Look at what the Lord accomplished in 3 years.  So fear not.  We have twice as much time to finish out the gentile age before the Lord returns. When the Lord come’s back, He will reveal Himself to the Jews who are alive when He returns.  What is on our plate in this hour is to prepare the saints, the elect of God, in spirit, soul and body.

Those who hear our voice are welcome to contact us as we move forward.

Understanding the Abomination of Desolation: Has It Happened Already?

12 Sep

By Pastor Pam Sheppard

Clearly it happened once in Jewish history as Daniel predicted that it would.  In the year 167 BC. A Greek ruler, by the name of Antiochus Epiphanies committed two blasphemous acts in the second Jewish temple: He set up an altar to the Greek god Zeus and also he sacrificed a pig on the altar.

The Lord knew of that particular abomination as it occurred some two hundred years BEFORE  His words were recorded in Matthew 24:15.  So clearly, the Lord was prophesying about an event that would transpire in the last days, since the end of the gentile age is the subject matter of Matthew 24.  It stands to reason that in a similar way that the Lord compared the last days  to the days of Noah, in like manner, He also highlighted  the prophecy of Daniel with the caviat of “let the reader understand.”

Now the general understanding of those who interpret endtime signs is that before this particular sign can be fulfilled, the Jews will need to build a new temple.  So we could further assume that the Antichrist will not be revealed until that non existent temple is built in Jerusalem.

But what if that is not the understanding the Lord wants the endtime age to have? 

Whatever the future abomination is, if it is an overt act of the desecration of a Jewish temple, the obvious nature of such an act would not need very much understanding or interpretation.

AT the time that the Lord was questioned about the end of the age and His response recorded by Matthew in the 24th chapter,  the church age had not yet begun but would be shortly ushered in by a few of the Lord’s apostles and disciples on the day of Pentecost. So clearly, it made no sense for the Lord not to reveal at that time how the church age would evolve 2000 years into the future to people who were about to bring forth the age of the church. For to know the end before the beginning would definitely have blocked the motivation of  the apostles and disciples to begin and continue the work of building the church. Rather, it’s the last generation of the elect who truly need “to understand.”

So my question is this.  Suppose the Lord was not referring to the abomination of desolation as a part of Jewish history, but in reality, perhaps He predicted Christian history in its last days?  The accepted understanding within a common endtime understanding is that the Antichrist will establish a covenant with Israel for 7 years and then perform some blasphemous, unspeakable abomination, similar to what Antiochus Ephiphanies did in the second Jewish temple, before it was destroyed in 70 AD.

Yet built into the new covenant, the temple of God is clearly the reborn human spirit.  There are several scriptures to support the belief that the spirit of man is the temple of The Lord, both in the Old Testament and more so in the new.  So what if the abomination of desolation has occurred and is still occurring in the temple or spirit within those who claim to be God’s people?

So consider this. Would it not be an abomination of desolation to go to a church altar, expecting to receive the Holy Ghost into your spirit but instead, you received a  religious demon aka the spirit of the antichrist?

Anyone who knows even a little about kundalini yoga and the 7 chakras are aware of the fact that every human being has 7 spiritual gateways or doorways in his body. Through entering a state of passivity, yoga, meditation, hypnosis, chanting, even speaking in tongues will create an altered state of consciousness (ASC) conducive enough to crack open each  spiritual doorway, one by one. I would include falling slain in the spirit, holy laughter, speaking in tongues, the holy dance, shouting, running around the church, flopping one’s head back and forth, as additional practices that stir up the kundalini spirit and open the 7 doorways.

Chakras are actually doorways for Hindu gods who themselves are really principalities and powers. Each of these entities stand guard over each of the 7 portals: Over the crown is Shiva; the third eye is Hakini, the throat is Savashiva, the navel is Vahni, the sexual organs are Vishnu and Rakeeni, the anus is Brahma and the heart is Isha.

Since no where in the bible does it even suggest that we should “ask Jesus into our hearts,” the fallen angel Isha responds to the unsuspecting seeker’s  “invitation” as a call to the fake Jesus Sananda who Isha serves. So Isha opens the doorway to the heart and  spirits of the antichrist enter the heart doorway and take up residence in one’s “temple.”
So could it not be that the abomination of desolation has already occurred and is still occurring?  The Lord said that if we ask God for bread, HE would not give us a snake or a stone.  Well, I know for a fact that people are asking God to come into their hearts as they surrender their beings to an entity they believe is Christ at the altars of God, when in reality, it’s a fallen angel impersonating the Lord. Could it be that because they are going about it the wrong way, evil spirits have entered their temples?

What could be more abominable or more desolate than THAT?

The Holy  Ghost will not enter a temple where a demon dwells. It must be cast out FIRST.  Only after the demons have left will He enter your spirit and cause you to be born again, becoming  a temple where God Himself dwells.

God could cast it out the spirit of the antichrist Himself.  Yet most often He uses one of His followers to do so. AT RESCUE,  WE can help with this.  Either give us a call at  1-888-818-1117 or email us at getreadyforthelord@gmail.com

Why You Must Leave the Church: Reason 2

14 Nov

Why You Must Leave the Church:  Reason 2: The Plagues

An Excerpt from “Come Out of Her, God’s People.”

My own case is a glaring illustration of a plague in operation. 

A babe in Christ in 1979 with a serious background in new age occultism, what do I find operative in my first church with my first pastor?  Charismatic witchcraft.  Quite the opposite, church should be a place where a babe in Christ can learn to walk in the spirit so as not  to fulfill the lust of his or her flesh.

 Yet, what did I find?

  Preachers operating as sexual predators.  One non-denominational preacher opened my eyes to the fact that my occult practices of necromancy, channeling, astrology and reincarnation were of the devil, yet that same man introduced me to the charismatic teachings of the non-denominational churches, which are also just another form of witchcraft. A root in dry ground, I thank God that when I walked into church doors for the first time, I had  already been saved at home two years before.

My case aside, As a pastor for 25 years,  I observed the plagues operate within the Denomination from the very beginning. In fact, I have forgotten more instances of tragedy  that befell Harriet Tubman members and even pastors than I can remember today. In most cases, the suffering seemed almost an embarrassment  for people who are supposed to have   a covenant with God.

I couldn’t understand it. 

 Most of the people  simply repeated the same ole platitudes of “who can know God?  We’ll all understand bye and bye.”

The first one who stood out for me was Brother Tommy.

Tommy belonged to the most  prominent  church family. The Thompsons were among the founding  members of Harriet Tubman.  A married man, Tommy tried to be discrete but it was well-known in the church that he constantly “played around.” However, his sins didn’t keep him out of the pulpit for his ability in congregate prayer made room for him not only in the Denomination but in several churches in the region.

Even the ministers could not compete with Tommy.  The man   fervently worked himself up— supposedly “in the Holy Ghost,”  to such an extent that  the entire   congregation went  into  a frenzy. By the time Tommy  finished the prayer,  he was soaking wet with sweat.By then, practically  the entire congregation had already   leaped up off of the pews, shouting, dancing, others falling out  in the aisles.

Even the ministers respected Tommy’s praying ability.   Everyone automatically assumed  that Tommy was  simply anointed and called by God to preach.
However, when frequently asked by others if he was going to enter the ministry,
Tommy vehemently responded in the negative.

On the day Tommy died, his girlfriend dreamt that he knocked at her door but when she went to open it, no one was  there. Others had similar dreams. It was rather eerie, to say the least. The last time I saw Tommy was in church that Sunday morning.  I was sitting in the pulpit along with the pastor of the church, and I watched Tommy nervously looking for his eyeglasses which apparently he had lost.  Around  midnight, Tommy was found crushed between two huge machines at his job while working the midnight shift.  No one found him and he died a slow and  painful death.

I remember thinking, “to lose one’s glasses is symbolic of spiritual blindness.”  Tommy’s mother was one of the old mothers, a pillar of the church, yet she too died an unseemly
death.  Old and mentally challenged, Mother Thompson went out blaspheming and cussing from her nursing home bed.

Sad to say, there were so many others who suffered strange and unusual circumstances that I  noted in my mind seemed  perplexing to be happening to God’s people.  It didn’t dawn on me then that perhaps these  were not really God’s people but that they were either worshiping the Fake Jesus by ignorance or that they were reprobate imposters, un-concerned about sin.

For instance, I can remember a time when I was drawn into the case  of a dying member with a brain tumor.   I had a dream that she would be healed and live to see the birth of  her first grandchild.  To encourage Sister Perry I told her the dream.  She smiled and looked puzzled
because all of her children, except one daughter, were homosexual.  Yet  a few days later, Sister Perry was astonished to learn that one of her gay sons had very recently  impregnated a young woman. Now confident that my dream was  from God, I went forth and laid hands on Sister Perry.

She died a few weeks later.

It was as if the devil mocked us both.  He clearly gave me the dream, a dream with a half truth.  Sister Perry DID NOT live to see the birth of her first grandchild.

I could actually write a book not only about the Denomination’s members, but I also witnessed similar cases among the Pentecostals, –mental health breakdowns,
criminal convictions, strange diseases and other unusual plagues.  Close to home, in spite of my faithfulness as a pastor, I also observed signs of the plague among members of my own congregation. For example, as much as I tried to stop it, some of my members were predators. For example, if a drug addict were to visit my church for the first time, he would not be safe from those in the congregation who tried to cover up their own problem.

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