March 13, 2017

Video: Maybe that's why I'm still here.. TO WARN YOU!

Watch Out! Sudden Destruction Is Coming as They Say Peace and Safety! 

Video: Bromo's fifth episode: "those in power" program, with the former South African president, Frederik de Klerk:

3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.
1 Peter 5:8
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Since Donald Trump was elected, has anyone noticed that not only Israel is saying peace and safety, but Russia and the USA are also saying the same? Doesn’t the Bible predict that when they say this, sudden destruction will come?
" The night of the election, my heart was heavy and I didn’t understand why. But the Lord laid the above verse on my heart heavy, and I couldn’t shake it. After I had finished making the feature video (below), God then gave me confirmation.."
1 Thessalonians 5:2
For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night


For when they say, 'peace and safety! ... The rapture will be immediately followed by the sudden destruction of the tribulation

On "Peace And Safety"

The "peace and safety" statement of 1 Thessalonians 5:3 is especially significant in the light of current events. The extreme violence, lawlessness, murders and attacks all around the world amazingly galvanized the whole world toward the unified goal of living not only in peace, but also in safety, terms that we now see in a whole new light against the dark background of the terrorist attacks. If, one day, the present war against terrorism appears to be won, the world will then say, "peace and safety." Perhaps this will be the fulfillment of 1 Thessalonians 5:3. Notice, however, that I said, "perhaps." God could use a different set of circumstances to fulfill this prophecy. Nevertheless, the violent events now to be seen all around the world should alert us to the fact that one day the prophesied statement of 1 Thessalonians 5:3 will be fulfilled.

There is no relationship anyone has been able to show, so far as I can tell, between any Jewish traditional holy day and that “twinkling-of-an-eye” moment prophesied in 1 Corinthians 15, 1 Thessalonians 4, and, I believe, by Jesus Himself as recorded in John 14:1-3, and given by John in Revelation 4:1-2. The Rapture of the church will be sudden, unannounced, and unanticipated by most of the world’s population.

Paul the apostle, who, of course, was chosen by God to prophesy the Rapture, foretells much about that coming time when millions of believers will go to be with Christ in one atomos of time (an increment of time so brief that it cannot be divided). Paul writes further about the time immediately surrounding the moment of the Rapture:

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. (1 Thessalonians 5:1-6)

Paul tells Christians to be ever alert to the times that surround them. He exhorts them to “watch.” Jesus said the same thing as recorded in Mark 13: 37: “What I say unto one, I say unto all; watch.”

Jesus and Paul were referring to watching the events and issues of the times in which they will be living. There is no specific sign that signals the Rapture, but all of the signs of societal conditions will signal that the time of Christ’s coming in the Rapture is very near, even at the door. The day of God’s judgment beginning to fall upon rebellious mankind, the apostle Paul wrote, would begin like a “thief in the night” breaking into a home. Jesus had likened His coming to a thief in the night as recorded in Matthew 24.

While writing that series of articles I called “Scanning a Fearful Future,” I sensed the Lord impressing upon my spirit that Jesus’ words were all important in foretelling exactly when all of His impending judgment would suddenly break loose upon a world that has shown its hatred for His Son, who came to die for the sins of mankind. There will be no world-rending things, like all-out war or total economic collapse at that time. Even though portentious signs of the times will be prevalent, it will still be, relatively speaking, business as usual when Christ breaks in upon a world ripe for judgment. The persistent emailer was on the right prophetic page in this instance. It will be the Rapture that brings the awesome judgment of God upon this fallen planet.

Again, Jesus foretold:

And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. (Luke 17:26-30)

■  The New Testament » 1 THESSALONIANS »Commentary » IV. Exhortations (4:1–5:22) » C. On Life in the Church (5:12–22) » 1. Respect for Leaders (5:12–15)

1. Respect for Leaders (5:12-15)

The local leaders may have been under pressure from those with flawed views on the Parousia. Paul reminds them that their leaders have authority from the Lord. Honour and respect is to be given in love to them.

Paul singles out three groups: the idle, the timid, and the weak. Patience is to be shown to all, even towards those who actually deserve far worse.

“Getting even” is not to be tolerated in the church (see Mt 5:44-48; Lk 6:27-36). Rather the Christian response to wrong, whatever the source, is to try to bring good out of evil. This challenges the spirit of our age in which retaliation is seen as strength and any attempt to return good for evil is seen as weakness.

Luke 16:25 "But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented."
We must notice here that Abraham does not deny that this rich man is a descendent of his. He calls him son. Abraham reminds him that he had opportunity to help Lazarus and he didn't. Had this rich man used his money and prestige to help this poor beggar, then both of them would have been in heaven together.
Luke 16:26 "And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that [would come] from thence."
Really these people who are in hell have been put there by the Lord. They had no control over going back and forth. They made their choice on earth; and once doomed to hell, there is no escape. The same thing applies to those who make heaven.
The way we live here on earth determines our final resting place. We must choose Jesus and His ways, if we are to make heaven. If we do not choose Jesus, then we are automatically on the side of Satan and will go to hell.
The decision is here on the earth before you die. There is no changing your mind after you die. Good and evil are miles apart here on earth, but even further in eternity.

■  The Bible teaches that one day Jesus Christ will return to earth to gather his followers to heaven. Many Christians call this future event the "Rapture," and see this passage as a description of that moment.

John 14:27 - SDA Bible Commentary:
27. Peace. Gr. eirÄ“nÄ“, corresponding to the Heb. shalom, the common Oriental greeting used by Jesus in His postresurrection appearances (ch. 20:19, 21, 26). Here Jesus speaks of inward peace of soul such as comes to him who is “justified by faith” (Rom. 5:1), whose sense of guilt has been laid at the foot of the cross, and whose anxieties about the future have been swallowed up in his implicit trust in God (Phil. 4:6, 7). Such a peace Jesus terms “MY peace.” Such a peace the world, with all its boasted science, cannot bestow. Compare John 16:33. 

Troubled. Compare v. 1. 

Be afraid. Gr. deiliaō, “to be fainthearted,to be cowardly.” 


●  8489 URGENCY

The urgency of the call to repent

In the preaching of John the Baptist Mt 3:2 pp Mk 1:4 pp Lk 3:3
In the preaching of Jesus Christ Mk 1:15See also Mt 4:17Lk 13:3
In the preaching of Peter Ac 2:38 See alsoAc 3:19
In the preaching of Paul Ac 20:21Ac 26:20

The urgency of the need to proclaim the gospel

2Ti 4:1-2 See also Jn 4:35-372Co 6:21Th 5:2 in the light of the coming day of the Lord

Examples of urgent summons by officials


●   2565 Jesus Christ, second coming of
Jesus Christ will return visibly and in glory at the end of history to raise the dead, judge the world, destroy all evil and opposition to God and consummate his kingdom. Believers are encouraged to be prepared for his return, waiting with eagerness and joy.

The second coming is foretold

In the OT Da 7:13-14 See also Ps 72:2-4Isa 2:2-4 pp Mic 4:1-3Isa 11:4-9Isa 40:5
By Jesus Christ Mt 24:30 pp Mk 13:26 pp Lk 21:27 See also Mt 16:27Mt 25:31Mk 14:62Lk 12:40Jn 14:3,28
By the angels at Jesus Christ’s ascensionAc 1:11
By the apostles Php 3:20 See also Ac 3:20-211Co 1:71Co 11:261Th 1:101Th 3:131Th 4:162Th 1:7-10Heb 9:28

NT terms for the second coming

“Parousia” Meaning literally “presence” or “coming”, the term was used in the NT world of a royal visit: Mt 24:3Jas 5:7-82Pe 3:41Jn 2:28
“Apocalypsis” Meaning literally “unveiling”, “apocalypsis” suggests that the second coming will make visible that which is already true of Jesus Christ but presently hidden from human sight: Lk 17:301Co 1:72Th 1:71Pe 1:71Pe 4:13
“Epiphaneia” Meaning literally “appearing” or “manifestation”, the term suggests coming out into view from a hidden background: 2Th 2:81Ti 6:142Ti 4:1Tit 2:13

Events that will precede the second coming

The universal preaching of the gospel Mt 24:14 pp Mk 13:10 See also Mt 28:19-20Ac 1:7-8
The persecution of believers Mt 24:9 pp Mk 13:9 pp Lk 21:12 See also Mt 24:21 pp Mk 13:19Mt 24:22 pp Mk 13:20Mk 13:12-13 pp Mt 24:12-13 pp Lk 21:16-172Ti 3:1Rev 7:14
Apostasy, nominal religion and godlessness 1Ti 4:1 See also Mt 24:102Ti 3:1-52Pe 3:3-4
The revelation of the antichrist 1Jn 2:18The antichrist is a name given to the one who will lead opposition to God’s kingdom. It appears to refer to an individual but may denote a corporate movement. See also Da 7:20-222Th 2:3-41Jn 4:3Rev 13:1-10
The appearance of false Christs and false prophets Mt 24:24 pp Mk 13:22 See also Mt 7:15Mt 24:5 pp Mk 13:6 pp Lk 21:8Mt 24:11Lk 17:232Jn 7
Wars and rumours of wars Mt 24:6-7 pp Mk 13:7-8 pp Lk 21:9-10
Famines and earthquakes Mt 24:7-8 pp Mk 13:8 pp Lk 21:11
Cosmic changes Mt 24:29 pp Mk 13:24 pp Lk 21:25-26

The timing of the second coming

At God’s appointed time Ac 3:20-21 See also Mt 24:36 pp Mk 13:32Lk 17:20-30Ac 1:72Pe 3:9
Unexpectedly 1Th 5:1-2 See also Mt 24:27 pp Lk 17:24Mt 24:43-44 pp Lk 12:39-402Pe 3:10Rev 3:3Rev 16:15
After a delay Mt 25:5 Part of a parable concerning the coming of Jesus Christ who is represented by the bridegroom. See also Mt 25:192Pe 3:3-9

The manner of the second coming

Jesus Christ’s personal return Ac 1:11 See also Ac 3:201Th 4:16Heb 9:28
A visible and glorious return Rev 1:7 See also Mt 24:30 pp Mk 13:26 pp Lk 21:27Mt 26:64Ac 1:9
With the sound of a trumpet Mt 24:311Co 15:521Th 4:16
With angels Mt 16:27Mt 24:312Th 1:7

The purpose of the second coming

To raise the dead 1Co 15:22-23 See also Jn 5:28-291Co 15:521Th 4:16
To judge all people Ps 96:13 See also Ps 98:9Mt 16:27Mt 25:31-322Ti 4:1Rev 20:11-15Rev 22:12
To judge the wicked 2Th 1:7-10 See also Mt 24:51Ro 2:52Pe 3:7Jude 15
To separate the wicked from the righteousMt 25:31-32 See also Mt 24:40-41 pp Lk 17:34-35
To destroy all evil and opposition to God’s kingdom 2Th 2:8 See also 1Co 15:24-26Rev 20:10,14
To reward believers Mt 24:46-47Lk 12:372Ti 4:81Pe 5:41Jn 3:1
To gather the church together Jn 14:31Th 4:172Th 2:1
To bring final salvation Lk 21:28Heb 9:28
To transform the saints into his likeness1Co 15:51-52Php 3:20-21Col 3:4
To end the present age Mt 24:31Co 15:242Pe 3:10,12
To restore and renew all things Ac 3:212Pe 3:13Rev 21:1-5

Reactions at Jesus Christ’s second coming

Mt 24:30 all peoples will mourn; 2Th 1:10 His people will marvel.

Present implications of the second coming for believers

They must always be watchful and readyMt 24:42-44 See also Mt 25:10Mk 13:35Lk 12:35-36
They must be faithful stewards Mt 25:14-30 pp Lk 19:12-27
They must eagerly expect his coming 1Co 1:7 See also Lk 21:28Php 3:20Tit 2:13
They must endure suffering with patient endurance Mt 24:131Pe 1:6-7
They must wait patiently 1Th 1:10Jas 5:7-8
It is an incentive to holiness 1Jn 3:2-3 See also Col 3:4-51Ti 6:142Pe 3:111Jn 2:23,28
It is an incentive to mission 2Ti 4:1-2 See also 2Pe 3:12

Lack of security, often in relation to one’s future or to one’s present position. All human life is insecure, but the future of sinners is particularly dangerous and real security is found only in God.

The insecurity of human life

The insecurity of the sinner’s life

The insecurity of the rich

Examples of behaviour motivated by insecurity

Saul’s vendetta against David 1Sa 18:6-12See also 1Sa 18:17-291Sa 19:1,9-171Sa 20:30-31
Assassination of political rivals 2Ki 11:1 pp 2Ch 22:10 See also Jdg 9:1-6

True security is to be found in God alone


●   8112 CERTAINTY
A sure knowledge or conviction that what is believed is true and trustworthy. Christian certainty does not arise from the credulity of the believer, but is based on the faithfulness and trustworthiness of God.

Affirmations and statements of certainty

Certainty in God

Because of his character Heb 6:18 See alsoNu 23:19-20Dt 7:9-10Dt 32:3-42Sa 7:28Ps 18:30-31Isa 26:4
Because his promises are confirmed Heb 6:16-19 See also Ro 15:8
His intervention encourages certainty Jdg 6:36-40 See also Ex 16:6-8Ex 33:12-23Jos 3:9-131Ki 18:36-39

Jesus Christ’s certainty about his identity and mission

Certainty and the believer

Certainty about who Jesus Christ is 2Ti 1:12 See also Mt 16:16 pp Mk 8:29 pp Lk 9:20Jn 11:27Jn 20:28-29Jn 21:24
Certainty of salvation 2Co 1:21-22 See alsoRo 4:16Ro 8:31-39Php 1:6Heb 6:18-191Jn 4:13
Certainty gained through obedience 1Jn 2:3-6 See also Mt 7:24-27 pp Lk 6:46-49
Certainty in prayer 1Jn 5:14-15 See also Mt 7:7-11 pp Lk 11:9-13Mt 18:19-20Mt 21:21-22 pp Mk 11:22-24Jn 14:13-14
An area of permissible uncertainty Mk 13:32-37 See also Ac 1:6-71Th 5:1-2

●   8211 commitment, to the world
Though the world is fallen, God still loves the world and is committed to it. Commitment by believers to worldly pursuits and evil is to be avoided as they are called upon to be “in the world” but “not of the world”.

Commitment to this world to be avoided because it is a fallen and sinful place

Though the world is fallen, God still loves it

Jn 3:16 See also 2Co 5:18-20

Preoccupation with the things of this world is incompatible with holy living

Commitment to the world is seen especially in materialism

The outcome of worldly commitment

Spiritual loss Lk 9:25 pp Mt 16:26 pp Mk 8:36 See also Mt 13:222Ti 4:10
God’s judgment 1Co 11:32 See also Jn 12:31Jn 16:11Eph 5:6
Carelessness with regard to Jesus Christ’s return Lk 21:34 See also Mt 24:38-39Lk 12:40,461Th 5:1-9

●   9220 DAY OF THE LORD
The occasion of God’s final intervention in human affairs to punish sin, restore the faithful of his people and establish his rule over the nations. It is linked with the Messianic hope and will be fulfilled at Jesus Christ’s return. This future consummation is anticipated in historical acts of judgment and, although its time is unknown, it will be heralded and accompanied by signs and by great upheavals in nature.

The day of the Lord as a day of judgment

Of universal judgment Isa 24:21-22 See also Zep 1:14-18
Of judgment on the nations Isa 13:9-11Jer 46:10 See also Job 20:28-29Isa 13:4-6 God’s judgment on Babylon God’s judgment on Egypt: Isa 19:16-17Eze 30:3-4
Isa 27:1Joel 3:12-14Ob 15 God’s judgment on Edom; Zep 3:8Ro 2:16Rev 6:15-17
Of judgment on faithless Israel Am 5:18-20See also Isa 2:12Joel 1:15Joel 2:1-2Mt 7:22-23Jn 12:48Ro 2:5

The day of the Lord as a day of hope

A day of restoration for God’s people Jer 30:7-8 See also Joel 2:23-28
God will gather his people Isa 11:11Isa 27:12-13Mic 4:6-7Mt 24:30-31 pp Mk 13:26-27
God will save his people Zep 3:14-20 See also Isa 4:5-6Isa 26:1Joel 2:32Joel 3:16-18Ob 17Zec 9:16-17
God will purify his people Isa 4:3-4Zep 3:11-13Zec 14:20-21Mal 4:1-2
God will exalt his people Ob 21Mic 4:8Mic 5:8-9Rev 22:5
God will complete his saving work Php 1:6The “day of Christ Jesus” is the NT equivalent to the “day of the Lord” which refers to Jesus Christ’s second coming. See also Da 12:1-2Jn 6:40Jn 11:241Co 1:82Ti 1:122Ti 4:8

The siege and deliverance of Jerusalem on the day of the Lord

Nations will gather against Jerusalem Eze 38:14-16Zec 14:2Lk 21:20Rev 20:8-9
The Lord will fight for Jerusalem Eze 38:18-23Zec 12:2-5Zec 14:3-5,12-13

The establishment of God’s kingdom on the day of the Lord

God’s kingdom will be universal and everlasting Zec 14:9 See also Da 2:44Da 7:13-14Rev 11:15
God will be the object of universal worshipIsa 19:19-24Zep 3:9-10Zec 14:16
God’s rule will be centred on a restored Jerusalem Isa 2:2-4 pp Mic 4:1-3Zec 2:10-12Rev 22:3

The fulfilment of Messianic hope on the day of the Lord

Being prepared for the day of the Lord

The day will come unexpectedly 1Th 5:2-3See also Mt 24:43-44 pp Lk 12:39-40Mk 13:322Pe 3:10
The need to be ready for the day 1Th 5:4-8See also Eze 13:5Zep 2:1-3Mal 4:52Pe 3:11-12
Signs heralding the day may be discernedMt 24:33 pp Mk 13:29 pp Lk 21:312Th 2:3

The day of the Lord will be accompanied by signs and great upheavals in nature

Historical events anticipate the day of the Lord

Disaster foreshadows final judgment Isa 5:29-30 Judah invaded by Assyria; Eze 30:10 Egypt defeated by Nebuchadnezzar; Joel 2:2-4 Israel devastated by a locust swarm; Am 5:27 Israel defeated and exiled by Assyria; Mt 24:21 pp Mk 13:19 Jerusalem destroyed by the Romans
Return from exile foreshadows final restoration Isa 11:12-14; Hag 2:23; Zec 3:8

●    9140 LAST DAYS
The final epoch of history which is marked by the coming of the Messiah and the establishment of God’s kingdom. In the NT it is portrayed as the period between Jesus Christ’s first coming and the consummation of all things at his return, and is marked by godlessness and the persecution of God’s people.

OT expectation of the last days

The Messianic kingdom Isa 2:2-4 pp Mic 4:1-3 See also Isa 9:6-7Isa 11:1-9Isa 65:20-25Jer 33:15
The restoration of Israel Jer 33:16Hos 3:5See also Isa 25:9Jer 30:9Jer 50:4Joel 3:1Zec 8:23
The day of the Lord Isa 13:6-12Eze 30:3Joel 2:11,30-31Am 5:18-20Ac 2:19-20

Jesus Christ’s coming introduces the last days

The timing of his revelation 1Pe 1:20 See also Gal 4:4-5
The announcement of God’s kingdom Mk 1:15 See also Mt 12:28 pp Lk 11:20Lk 4:43Lk 8:1
The fulfilment of Messianic promise Lk 4:18-21 See also Isa 61:1-2Mt 11:4-5 pp Lk 7:22
The outpouring of the Spirit Ac 2:16-18 See also Joel 2:28-29Eze 36:27

Revelation in the last days

Redemption in the last days

Features of the last days

Godlessness 2Ti 3:1-5 See also Da 12:10
Deception and apostasy 1Ti 4:1 See alsoMt 24:4-5 pp Mk 13:5 pp Lk 21:8Mt 24:10-121Jn 2:18-19
Scoffing 2Pe 3:3-4Jude 18-19

Jesus Christ’s return brings the last days to a close

It ushers in a new era Heb 9:28 See also Mt 13:49Mt 24:3
It is identified with the day of the Lord 2Co 1:141Th 5:22Pe 3:10

Living in the last days

Heb 6:5 Between Jesus Christ’s comings, believers have a foretaste of the age to come. See also Eph 1:19-21Col 3:1-4Heb 10:24-25

Portents marking significant historical events. In Scripture the phrase refers principally to signs indicating the coming of the Messiah and the kingdom of God (both in the ministry of Jesus Christ and at the end of time).

Signs of the times signifying the future deliverance of Judah

2Ki 19:29-31 pp Isa 37:30-32 The fruitfulness of the earth is to be a sign to Hezekiah that there will be a fruitful remnant of Judah.

Signs of the times in the life of Jesus Christ

The virgin birth of Jesus Christ Isa 7:14See also Mt 1:22-23
The miracles of Jesus Christ Mt 12:28 pp Lk 11:20 See also Jn 2:11,23Jn 3:2Jn 4:54Jn 6:2,14Jn 9:16Jn 11:47Jn 12:17-18Jn 20:30
Jesus Christ’s resurrection Mt 12:38-40 pp Lk 11:29-30 See also Mt 16:4Jn 2:18-22
The Jews failed to perceive the signs of the times accompanying Jesus Christ’s coming Mt 16:1-4 pp Mk 8:11-13 See alsoLk 12:54-56Jn 12:37

Signs of the times at the end of the age

It is impossible to predict the date of Jesus Christ’s return from the signs of the times 1Th 5:1-2

Signs of the times signifying judgment

See also Isa 20:3-4Mt 24:15-25 pp Mk 13:14-23 pp Lk 21:20-24 The fall of Jerusalem is itself a sign of the judgment of all people at the end of time.

Interpreting the signs of the times


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