The writer of The Revelation of Jesus Christ had these words to say to the faithful.
10 Because you have kept [g]My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 [h]Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown”.
However keep in mind that, just because God has promised to keep us from the hour of trial that comes upon the whole world, that doesn’t mean we can stop our pursuit from pressing in to God, because we may then be counted as a slothful steward of the things of God. And that is going backward. Especially when the time comes because you will need His strength. For some He comes as a thief. The giver becomes a taker and we don’t want to know Him that way.
Even as it says in another place, “let no one steal your reward”. A constant vigilance and participation in the things of God is required on your part to secure your inheritance with “the spirits of just men made perfect. (Hebrews 12)
Just as John the Apostle said in his second epistle, “Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward”.
And some excerpts from Hebrews say “let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith”and “For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise“. Meaning, to aquire the things that were said and laid out cryptically in scripture and made known by way of revelations, visitations and comings of Christ. Even as Paul said, the gospel I’ve made known to you I did not receive from man but by revelations from Jesus Christ”. And His Revelations are many. Hopefully you are being bombarded right now.
You see those who were counted as faithful was because in their efforts to persevere during the hardships and testings they endured in their daily lives, having been found undaunted and undetoured from obtaining the promises of God, and having held their ground of standing on God’s Word through all the turbulence. Not being tempted by putting their faith in the provisions and providers of this age, but being found faithful, trusting “in Christ” not having their own righteousness, or ways of doing things, but the righteousness which is by faith in Jesus Christ for eternal Glory.
From this they did not sway but stayed strong in their reliance upon God. They endured as seeing Him who is invisible as being their sole provider. Even as Abraham said “I lift my hand to the Lord God, possessed of Heaven and Earth, that I will take not a stitch of clothing or a sandal strap from you lest you say you made me rich.”
Paul describes his work and reward like this “by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” This is what Paul cooperated with.
And from 1st Peter, 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance [b]incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven foryou, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. It is not the salvation that is revealed in the last time, but those who possess it. The saving from God comes by confession. That if you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth you shall be saved. Once you receive the package, it is up to you to learn what it is, how to put it on, and how to be ready “for the salvation to be revealed in the last time. There are many who are ready. They are on standby even now.
This concept is further developed by Jude who speaks of how “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, 15 to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly”describing for us those who have aquired the full package of godliness before this age wraps up as evidenced by their participating in judging it before this age expires.
Even as Paul said “know ye not that we shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life “. Yes those who “kept not their proper domain” shall be put in their place. The place we call “outer darkness” where”the worm never does” and the “unquenchable fire”.
And as Isaiah said “they shall go forth and look
Upon the corpses of the men
Who have transgressed against Me.
For their worm does not die,
And their fire is not quenched.
They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”
With these testimonies laid out for our preponderance, why then would it seam strange, that us having past the tests, one skirmish after another, that we the Elect, could forgo the test that “comes upon the face of the earth to try those who dwell there in”? That testing happens to them by mandate, however we did it willingly and ungrudgingly so we don’t need a crash course. And because we followed God’s Holy Spirit in judging ourselves first, then by observing fallen angels with their obsessions, we learn to make a judgment and sellect a verdict. And based upon that verdict, God calibrates us along the way so that we will be ready to “judge angels” because “we know them by their works”, we know them better than they know themselves, even those who hide behind masks of benevolence. We know who they are.
And as Paul said in Ephesians 3 to the intent that now the [d]manifold wisdom of God would be made known by the Eklesia (meaning us who are called) to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, 11 according to the eternal purpose.” We are those who they have been trying to detain, because the agencies they stole belongs to us.
And again from Paul, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.” Because this is our calling. Godliness. To share in the Father’s works.
So we know what our purpose is.
We followed the command to “come out of her My people lest you partake of her sins and receive of her judgments”. We now know what her sins and judgments are.
Yes and “therefore cleanse yourself from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. And “come out and be ye separate saith the Lord and I will receive you. Then you shall be my son’s son daughters says The Lord.” And so we did, being flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone of Glorious Spirit and truth “for the Father seeketh such” (John 4)
We are in the world and not of the world. So the rapid fire succession of events have no sway on us. We are of another per-sway-sion. Having been tested and coming forth as gold while we willingly cooperated in “such a great salvation spoken by the Lord first and confirmed by those who heard it,” speaking of us.
“God sent His Son into the world not to condemn the world but to save it”. Did you receive that saving? Because that has already been allocated to those who have been tested. Those who reject that saving will be judged accordingly.
What we went through voluntarally, is what others will have to take the cram course for with no repreave because the time is short. Hence the “rapid fire succession of events” made to “try those who dwell on the earth” who are still attached to the carnal associations, and failed to complete their cross over while there was time. W
While faith is required, the doors are still open. When everything is seen, you won’t need faith, but faith is the door. Then this saying from the Revelation will be implimented that “11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him [e]be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” Like musical chairs, when the music stops, the place you are at is the place that you stay. This is why Paul in essence said to compete as one who wants first place.
Many are still in the middle of their preponderance and decision making but can not make the break. This testing is God’s last push to have you rescued. But you have to attentively cooperate, whole hearted.
Our crossover and prequalifying is complete and we have received the promise that “we are complete in Him who is the head over all principalities and powers”. So you can see why those below can’t touch us.
Even as scripture says “do not think it strange by the trial that is to try you as some strange thing is happening to you, but rejoice to the extent that as you participate in these things, you are partakers of the Divine nature, and escape the corruption that is in the world through lusts”. So you know what our tools are for departure.
We are counted as those closest to the Lamb with tall stature. Meaning we have oversight of these things. How else could we speak in such a matter if it were not true.
That “22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth [i]through the Spirit”. We have aquired something from God, by passing a test we need not repeat. We were called to follow Him where He is. And that place is in the ever present ubiquitous nature of Gods Holy Spirit, our Helper, Comforter our Teacher and new environment.
18 knowing that you were not redeemed with [g]corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with (something much greater being) the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was [h]manifest in due time (in Greek your own time) for you 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.” As is your dependancy
Jesus Christ is the only human throughout all time, that has a grave with no body in it. There is a testimony from one, that is qualified to instruct us. All other prophets and religious leaders can only speak of this life because they died. The testimony of Christ is that He ever lives, so He has some things for us others don’t.
And from 2nd Peter “4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these (promises) you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the [c]corruption that isin the world“. This is spoken as an established fact, and a foregone conclusion, of promises fulfilled of things we have received from the Son of God as written in His Word. So now you know where you need to go to aquire these provisions from the Father. To His Only Begotten.
For these are the implements for your passage and your safety and sanctification during your journey, so you are protected. As God said through Jesus Christ “be ye Holy as I am Holy. His scripture is the owners manual for those who are practicing godliness, meaning God-like-ness.
Welcome home my friends, if you are of this sort.
You have heard it said that “it will be as in the days of Noah”, that the fallen angels would be at work again? That they would be active again? The trap is laid, they are now being exposed for judgment and we are on standby. This service have all the Elect.
Remember Lot and his wife. Do not look back as though you left something behind. You won’t need it where you are going.
The Kingdom of God is at Hand.