Are You Ready?? Are you SURE??
This is a very brief outline of the issues about to hit this old world. Space prohibits the full explanation of all that will be summarized here. BELOW however are a list of Free PDF eBooks and other links, that anyone who wants to understand what is going on, can read to see the whole picture. They are listed in recommended order of importance, but each item has valuable information for those who care enough to become knowledgeable about the event that all history has been moving towards.
What is it?
Over a Century ago a Prophetic Message was unveiled which showed that very soon the churches of the world would unite and pressure the Government to rescind the Constitution's guarantee of Religious Freedom by the passing and enforcing of legislation to honor the wishes of Rome and pass stringent laws to exalt the Sunday as an enforced day of worship. It would first begin in the very nation that had been in the past a bastion of refuge for the persecuted of the earth; USA. Soon after, however, it will be forced upon the whole world by that same power joining hands with Rome!
People laughed for decade after decade, saying that such a thing was totally impossible-BUT NOW no one can deny that this very prophecy is about to be fulfilled!
What are the issues?
When God Created this earth, He did so in six literal days, you can read all about it in Genesis chapter 1. THEN He created something else--He rested on the Seventh Day and blessed it, setting it apart--a monument in time as it were--to be kept holy forever in honor of His creative power. God Himself, the Mighty Creator, rested that day and told man to join Him in that rest. Like a Father setting time in His busy schedule to spend with His family--nothing is to intrude into that hallowed space in time.
When He led the Children of Israel out of Egypt to become His chosen people, He reminded them of this sacred duty:
Exodus 20:8 "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it."
This is the only place in that Mighty Decalogue where the Identity of the Creator and Lawgiver is declared--as such it is the SEAL of the Law of God! In order to place himself on the throne of the universe, Satan, God's avowed enemy, has waged war on the Law and this commandment in particular all down through the ages since he first tempted Adam and Eve to doubt and disobey their Creator.
He has exalted his own special day- Dies Solis- The Day of the Sun-- honoring the Sun-god and has succeeded in getting most of mankind to blindly accept it. BUT--God's prophecy has predicted that in the end time would come a showdown! At the time of His Judgment-He would call for all to return to loyalty! Notice how Isaiah describes it:
Isaiah 58:12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, [in God's Law]The restorer of paths to dwell in. 13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on My holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour Him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: 14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
What is its Purpose ?
The people and leaders of the world want to use it to somehow get back into the favor of God and restore the Nations to prosperity.
Rome wants to use it to unite the world under her dictatorship as it was in the Dark Ages. Satan wants to use it to destroy the Remnant of God's faithful people from the face of the earth by having them persecuted for obeying God's Law!
But GOD has a very different purpose for allowing it to happen! At the end of the incredible 2300 year prophecy of Daniel 8 and 9, 1844, there began the special judgment of all who have ever claimed to accept the way of Salvation that was made for man through the death of Jesus Christ to pay the penalty of the broken Law and give man a second chance to return to loyalty. They are judged to see if they did indeed put away all rebellion and return to God through the power made available by Grace.
This judgment began in 1844 with the cases of the dead. BUT there would come a time when the scrutiny must pass to those still alive on the earth. God of course KNOWS who are loyal and who are not- BUT He wants that all His children throughout the Universe will be able also to see this clearly.
So He chose the Fourth Commandment, the one that is the Seal of His law- the one that is His Memorial in Time--to be His special test to divide those who truly are His from those who are not.
Notice how one Prophet of God describes the scenario in symbols in Isaiah 10:5-22. Here he likens the Roman power to the Assyrian King. This is only one of many prophecies about this event--learn others in the books offered free below.
Isaiah 10:5 "O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets."
He tells how He will use them to do His will even though he does not know it. He describes the boastful power who will think he is doing his own ideas and getting his own way because of his power and wisdom.
7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.
8 For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?
God goes on to say that once He has used this power to accomplish His will in judging and punishing the world for its rebellion, then He will destroy that boastful power as well!
12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.
13 For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:
14 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.
God here points out that as mighty as this power thinks itself to be--it is only to be used as a tool in His hand!
15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.
Then God points out that although His professed followers may be many, that sadly only a few, a 'remnant' will stand through the testing process and remain true to Him!
20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.
22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
What will it bring on?
Those who remain faithful through this test will be declared worthy of death by the governments of the world controlled by apostate religion. But when the decree to kill them all has gone forth-- That is when God steps in. First He declares that all who are His will remain His forever but those who are not- will never get another chance. God then begins to pour out His judgments in the form of Seven final plagues on the earth. Very soon then Jesus will return in His glory to take His faithful home to heaven with Him. Notice that He does not at this time set foot on earth--He calls forth the righteous dead and they and His tried and tested, living people are caught up into the clouds to meet Him in the air.
Before this, in an effort to deceive all the people on earth, Satan will appear as Christ. He will walk on earth and consult with the powers of earth--but he is a deceiver--NOT the real Jesus Christ. Sadly, most people will be tricked and fall down and worship their worst enemy.
How can we Prepare?
To Help you know the prophecies and get Ready to meet your God in Peace, PRAYERFULLY READ: