This post is a short preview of the up and coming book entitled:
Midnight Cry Awakening
God’s Final Call Upon the End-of-this-Age Sleeping Church
The following is the book introduction and the first few pages of chapter one. Your prayers of support in getting this very important book written and published are vital. So please review what I have posted and catch the vision of helping God’s people wake up to the truth in time and become ready. The book content is stated first, then the introduction and chapter one sample.
1 Fulfillment of the Times of the Gentiles
2 Insane Persecution that Cleans House
3 A Remnant of Enduring Saints
4 The Great and Final Awakening
5 The Power of God that Overshadows
6 Message of the Coming Kingdom
7 Rapture Readied through Tribulation
8 Hijackers Deceiving through Satanic Powers
9 A Multitude No Man can Count
10 Rescued from the Wrath of God
11 The Returning Christ
This message is blunt and to the point. There is no time to soften what must written to help awaken God’s people from their destructive-drunken stupor. Most Christians are intoxicated with the pleasures of this life, the love of money, and socializing as they play church. God’s people are not prepared to victoriously endure the coming dark and destructive days leading to Christ’s return.
Christ’s and the Apostle’s words concerning the end-of-this-age must be embraced in clarity—they are not to be tampered with. And tampering has been the popular approach in preaching and writing about the end-of-this-age and current condition of God’s people as we approach creation’s darkest hour.
This warning stems from years of study, ministry, and the discipline in the Lord. Our ministry message appeals to the sincere believer who is tired of being deceived and played. Like the Apostle Paul’s expressed intent, this message also is not given to appease, solicit funds, or pander:
“For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts. For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness. Nor did we seek glory from people” (1 Thessalonians 2:3-6).
Therefore, the whole counsel of God is presented in this volume to jolt God’s people awake, an exhortation upon each reader to break their own personal apathy and become serious about serving Christ. Each of us must be prepared by His discipline for the coming hour. Those who have an ear let them hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.
Many on-fire Christians will not be prepared to endure the coming dark hour, falling prey to Satan’s deceptive work upon the world.
Of this hour, Christ warned: “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:34-36).
Fulfillment of the Times of the Gentiles
America is no longer the Apple of God’s Eye
Christians must understand what is happening to America and why this nation is plunging into darkness, losing its long history of being blessed and protected by God.
A shift in emphasis upon all nations of the world is taking place, where the nation of Israel and religious conflicts are now the focus for the world’s woes. Soon the nation of Israel will become the center of God’s attention as America continues to slip into internal chaos, becoming paralyzed in affecting the world’s affairs as the nation heads for judgment.
Jesus explained that this sudden end-of-the-age shift will take place when the nation of Israel is restored. Christ speaks of how God’s people (the Jews and the nation of Israel) will be decimated, and then reestablished: “They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive among all nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. ‘And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near’” (Luke 21:24-28).
Those centuries of captivity for the Jews came to an end in 1948 when Israel became a nation in the heart of the Middle East and then the great Jewish exodus began. Jews from all over the world are still pouring into the nation of Israel, signifying the fulfillment of Christ’s prediction, where the times of the Gentiles are coming to an end.
In 1967, Israel gained control of the city of Jerusalem in the Six-Day War, though there is still in an ongoing heated dispute with Palestinians over Jerusalem and the site of the temple. During its long history, Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times.
The old city of Jerusalem is the site of the Jewish Temple Mount, where the Jewish Temple once stood before it was destroyed by the Romans some forty years after Christ predicted its destruction. Now, on the Temple ruins stands the Islamic Dome of the Rock shrine. A quasi peaceful standoff has been reached over control and use of the temple mound, where part of the Jewish old temple mount called the Wailing Wall is used by the Jews for worship.
The times of the Gentiles (the rule of non-Jewish peoples over the Jews) is ending. The fulfillment of Christ’s prophesies concerning the end-of-this-age is being demonstrated almost daily as Israel becomes the center of worldwide contention and a major reason for the distress affecting all nations.
Because of Israel’s existence as a nation, the world is crashing into chaos and the mounting troubles are becoming so unnerving, peoples of the world will soon become paralyzed with fear—for Scripture tells us the current chaos and trouble will get much worse.
Christ foretold that his imminent return would be at a time when Jerusalem was no longer controlled by the Gentiles. This and other signs of Christ’s return are bursting forth every day, yet most Christians in America refuse to acknowledge that America’s institutions and culture has gone pagan and its position of worldwide influence is coming to a screeching halt.
Historically the US has been a staunch defender of Israel; however, America is rapidly changing its position in supporting Israel, and also rapidly becoming less and less a credible broker for peace in the world and protector of the nation of Israel.
America was never excluded from Christ’s predictions concerning the distress of the nations or the end-of-this-age worldwide moral depravity. Just as Christ predicted America is falling headlong into confusion, immorality, lawlessness and is now besieged by a continuous stream of bewildering problems.
All the nations of the world are being stressed, perplexed, and internally filled with chaos as terrorism, religious wars, and the earth careens in upheaval after upheaval, and a worldwide culture of wickedness grows exponentially.
All these things are what Christ warned about, thus: “Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near’”
The End of the Church Age
Like the Temple, the Physical-Institutionalized Church is coming to its End
At the time that Christ came to the Jews, the temple worship system had again become corrupt. The chief priest and most in leadership became so arrogant and self-righteous that in their religious pride they became hardened beyond reach. Temple leadership rejected the living Christ even in the face of miracle after miracle and the obvious fulfillment of all prophesies concerning Christ’s first coming.
Those in leadership knew Scripture inside and out, yet because of jealousy, greed, and love for recognition they refused to recognize Jesus as the Christ—thus, in the end they led the Jewish nation to reject their Savior. “He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him” (John 1:1).
By following their corrupt leaders, God’s people rejected Christ and his teachings—and in this they also rejected God, thus incurring the loss of God’s blessings and His protection. Again, as quoted earlier, Jesus prophesied concerning Israel, “They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive among all nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles. (Luke 21:24). Christ referred to those days, as days of vengeance against the people of Israel.
Jesus also revealed what would be the condition of God’s people (Christians) when the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. He warned the following: …. end of sample
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