Faith
Wednesday July 11, 2012
Hartsville News Journal
Page 2C
FAITH COMMENTARY
"YES, JESUS IS A PROPHET TOO "

The Old Testament shows Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Moses to be prophets and the New Testament shows Jesus to be a prophet too. You see, a prophet is someone who writes in God’s Word about your future and what it holds for you.

Seeing prophecy unfolding right before your eyes should reassure you that all prophesy will come to pass and in Mark 13:21-22 (KJV) you see it on your horizon:

21. And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:

As you can see, prophecy serves to warn you and in the next verse, Christ continues this warning:

22. For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

False Christ is represented by Satan and his Fallen Angels as here it is Satan that rises in an attempt to seduce you and convince you that that he is Christ come to rapture you away.

2 Corinthians 11:13-14 (KJV) continues this warning as Christ shows Satan transforming (disguising) himself and his Fallen Angels into The Apostles Of Christ:

13. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

In the next verse Christ confirms this to be Satan doing the disguising:

14. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

Webster’s translates “transform” for you…

Etymology:Middle English transformen, from Latin transformare, from trans- + formare to form

1 a: to change completely or essentially in composition or structure: METAMORPHOSE

Christ continues to prophesy in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 (KJV) by telling you that He, Christ, shall not come until after Satan, That Man Of Sin, reveals himself to you:

3. 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;

Satan coming first, claiming to be Christ, is the Falling Away and you recognize it as the apostasy, a time of reckoning, a time that you see Satan sitting in the temple of God, presenting himself to you as God.

4. Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he

 

 

 

 

 


 

as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Christ prophesying Satan coming first is Him warning you. He wants you to know that just before He comes, Satan comes claiming to be Him. This teaching is not a teaching commonly taught to Christians and can easily be attributed to 1 Thessalonians 4:17 (KJV) being misread by the majority:

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

This verse is saying the opposite of what many understand it to be saying. It is important that you understand that you will not be meeting the Lord in the air; you are not going anywhere…Christ is coming here!

“Clouds” represent the large number of people gathering together with Him and “Air” the spiritual breath of life that God breathes into you.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-16 KJV tells that as Jesus rose, so did they and He will be bringing them with Him:

13. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

Verses 13-16 provide the subject, a question that verse 17 answers: Whatever happened to all those who died prior to Jesus returning? Well, the answer is that He brings them with Him when He returns.

Verse 14 says that you cannot prevent (precede) those who are asleep as they have been with Him since leaving this earth.

For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

Asleep are those who have died in the past and you cannot prevent (precede) them as they are already with Christ.

The Lord descends at the Trump of God, the last one to sound and the dead in Christ rise first because they rise when they die.

15. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

When Christ comes you are not to concern yourself with those who are asleep, family and friends that precede you:

16. But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

Christ bringing them with Him shows that they will possess the same hope that God extends to you.

Yes, Jesus is a prophet too and He timely prophesies the End Time Prophecy that you now approach in life.

Are you now prepared for the apostasy that is soon taking place?

Do you comprehend God’s Word well enough to see Satan coming first, claiming to be Christ?

 

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Pastor Billy Johnson can be reached by email at billy@lakeshorebible.info or viewed online at www.lakeshorebible.com