From a May 30 Facebook post by
Crucified Beyond the Narrow Gate.
BEHOLD THE DAY THAT IS UPON US: “The beast was permitted to go to war against the saints and conquer them. He was given ruling authority over EVERY tribe, people, language, and nation”. Revelation 13:7
Fasten your seatbelts church…things are about to get supernaturally real.
The Days of Noah are upon us.
Is Christ a living, breathing, thriving and tangible reality in your life? If He’s not, you don’t stand a chance of enduring unto the end. He will only be as real to you as you are with Him.
The only way some of us will survive the coming persecution is to suffer physical death. With the mark of the beast in mind, deeply ponder that last sentence. This is a paradoxical irony that is dripping with a brimming reality that calls the genuine saint to “lose his life that he might gain it”. In the days ahead, the scriptures that used to be seen as strictly metaphorical will become intrinsically LITERAL.
In the coming persecution, we may not survive physically. But no man or devil can reach into the quantum core of man and harm a single particle of that element of us in which God has made eternal. You can’t kill a Christian…you can only change his address.
Stand firm. Bodily death under tribulation is merely the theatrics, special effects, CGI-green screen and intimidation of Satan. It’s designed to scare you into denying Christ. Be not shaken: Our body is simply clothing…a covering for our spirit. Satan can only destroy our clothing…but he can NEVER touch the spiritual body that animates the physical one. The eternal part of you that God has regenerated (your spirit) is your REAL body. Where consciousness and eternity is concerned…martyrdom (and death in general) is as inconsequential as removing your jacket. If Satan wants your coat…give it to him (Jesus even commands this). Because on the other side…I said on the OTHER side…we have white robes that have been washed in the blood of the lamb that’ll soon adorn our resurrected body. On the other side, we have a heavenly dwelling that’ll cover our nakedness until we are clothed in our resurrected body. The Lord will surely not abandon us if we are unclothed by Satan.
“For we know that if the tent (physical body) that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent (physical body) we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked (this implies a deep longing for our resurrected body after death). For while we are still in this tent (physical body), we groan, being burdened (due to life’s trials and tribulations)—not that we only wish to be unclothed (to die and be with Christ), but that we would be further clothed (in our resurrected bodies), so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life”.
2 Corinthians 5:1-4
(added commentary is mine).
“Getting to heaven” is only half of the picture…it is not the goal. Once we are dead, our clothes (our body) are temporarily stripped of us. Therefore, we are “naked” and “unclothed”. It won’t be until we receive our resurrected bodies that we’ll be made fully clothed in Christ. THIS is the goal to fully restore what was lost in the fall of Adam and Eve. Death is just a fitting room where heavenly measurements are taken.
“Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?”I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb”.
Never let the thought of death and martyrdom cause you to deny Christ. Whether you deny Christ or not, you WILL one day die. The difference is, one of these choices lead to eternal death while the other leads to eternal life. Is temporarily losing some clothing worth losing your soul? Not hardly. And the ironic thing is this: the very body Satan will steal and strip you naked of…God will resurrect. He will not only resurrect this very same body…He will utterly revamp it beyond the quantum level. So you see, Satan is a bona fide loser through and through. God will have the last laugh. He’ll even have to return the clothing he stole. Do you see why he hates the children of God?
Let he who has eyes to see and ears to hear, behold, just how much the Father truly loves us!
So you see, taking the mark of the beast and denying Christ, all so you can temporarily maintain the longevity and lifespan of your clothing…is a most foolish and ridiculous notion (Revelation 13:15-18).
Satan may be able to burn your house down, but like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, you will walk clean out of the midst of the fire without a hair on your spiritual body being singed (Daniel 3). Satan’s fire has no power over the all consuming fire of the Living God.
But if we are to fight fire with fire…we must endure unto the end (Matthew 24:13).
We are on the threshold of modern humanity’s final descent. The lower this modern, mainstream society descends…the closer we get to the heavenly descent of Christ. He is poised at the door.
BEHOLD THE DAY THAT IS HERE NOW: “Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day (Christ’s return) will not arrive until the apostasy comes and the man of lawlessness (the antichrist) is revealed, the son of destruction. He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, and as a result he takes his seat in God’s temple, displaying himself as God”.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
One of the above two prerequisites to Christ w’s return is already well underway (the apostasy). Soon, with your own eyes, via mainstream media outlets, you will witness the Antichrist himself – Satan in the flesh – take his seat upon the throne in Jerusalem’s temple mount. Lying signs and wonders will soon follow…are you solidified in your faith?
Time is short people…get on your faces before your God. The very air you’re breathing is the atmosphere that passed through the lungs of the Apostle John when God translated him to the future to observe and write down the events of the Book of Revelation. What John saw in the Spirit…YOU can touch, taste, hear, smell and see.
The fingerprints and DNA of the Biblical writers are strewn all over what we call “an average day of the week”.
The daily headlines are dripping with what was written down thousands of years ago.
Saying “We are in the last days” is no longer a cliché or obligatory duty…it IS a rapidly-increasing reality.
There is nothing average about the days in which we are living.
Be blindsided, enraptured and brought to your knees by the profound reality and magnitude of the times in which we are living.
“When these things begin to happen, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
Come quickly Lord Jesus.