Tuesday, September 27, 2016

WARNING, TRIBULATION STRAIGHT AHEAD, PART 1






By Pastor Mike Taylor

Zephaniah 1:3  "I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked: and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD."

Have you seen what is in the news? Everyone who reads the newspaper, listens to their TV, scans the Internet, or reads even the Drudge Report, sees all the strange reports of worldwide calamities in nature that no one can explain. We see signs in the heavens. We see asteroids coming very close to our world and the scientist can't explain them or predict them all. Russia has had a meteor fall to the earth that was the size of  quarter of a football field exploding in the atmosphere and caused injury and damage to thousands of people and property. There was a reported sighting over Cuba and it was not even known it was coming. Same event happened over in California.  From news report, they continue to happen and with no apparent explanation. What is coming upon the earth?



Now we find out, even though it is being under reported, that deaths of different species of animals continue unabated. It gives a person pause to try and understand what is happening, as this is not normal in any sense of the word. Lame stream media has tried to spin  this as caused by electrical storms, fireworks going off, or environmental changes due to “climate change”. Then others dismiss it as a normal occurrence that has happened before and that this was seen  in the past? Oh, really media hounds have we?  We see the latest report of thousand of seal pups washing up on California’s coast line and we have not a clue why this is happening. If it’s a natural occurrence  in regards to these animals dying, then why is it just one species affected in several cases? Remember the black birds by the thousands falling out of the sky in Arkansas, or drum fish by the hundreds of thousands washing up on the banks of an Arkansas river that is not a hundred miles away? Why does it not affect the other fish, if it’s natural? Why not other birds in the area, if its a natural occurrence, or environmental? How about the recent past news of 200 head of cattle suddenly dying in Wisconsin? The whole herd was found dead. Can’t explain it in the natural? Neither can I and it makes some people very apprehensive what could be the cause?




This phenomenon keep happening all over the globe as suddenly aquatic life is washed up onto our shores, or beast found dead in fields, or birds falling from the sky. If you think this is past, read the latest online at this web address:
                                                   http://beforeitsnews.com/mass-animal-death/. 
They just seem to keep happening even in recent news  and most likely will continue without explanation. Signs in the heavens are rampant in our skies. Unexplained phenomenon  that have men searching the heavens for a doomsday, life extinction strike upon the earth from a distant traveling asteroid coming into our solar system. Not to mention the coming signs that we went over about blood red moons, and solar eclipses that are predicted in the near future from NASA. Are all these just business as usual?

 Now I don’t know exactly the cause or am I a scientist, and I’m not into conspiracy theories, but when things start becoming strange and unexplainable, I turn to my Bible for any possible explanation that might give comfort or an answer to these type of events, especially when I believe that we are in the very last days before the start of the Tribulation. If the news is supernatural  will it only increase in intensity? Time will tell, as if these events continue, then stress on men’s minds and hearts will increase. To me, it sounds like warning signs of a coming judgment on this earth. I believe that Tribulation is straight ahead of us. From what I read in  our Bible, if you think these events are mysterious and foreboding, you haven't seen anything yet. Wait till God gets really busy bringing on this earth signs that we know must be interpreted as only Divine, as men will know in their hearts that the signs they see, spell doom to this world they cling to.



Luke 21: 25, “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

21:26  Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."

Are these events causing distress amongst the nations? It is coming, and if this is what men fear, it will only get worse, as the above verses lay out. So what could be the explanation of these strange events?You can find many of these end time events in Revelation, but I turn to the book of Zephaniah and look at this prophets words concerning his prophecy concerning judgment on the city of Jerusalem and Judah, the southern Kingdom of Israel. I believe the prophet speaks of a people who have turned their back on God. Zephaniah speaks to them, and I believe he speaks to us in these last days of man’s history on this earth. I don't want you to just read these excerpts from God's Word, but take that Bible in your lap and read of  our future in this book of the  Bible that many have yet to read, or have long forgotten. It will surely come to pass in your life-time.

1:1  "The word of the LORD which came unto Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hizkiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah.

1:2  I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the LORD.

1:3  I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked: and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD.

1:4  I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, and the name of the Chemarims with the priests;

1:5  And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham;

1:6  And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor enquired for him.

1:7  Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the LORD is at hand: for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests."

In verse 5, who is Malcham? It is another word for Molech and God saw how they passed their children through the “fires of Molech”. Child sacrifice was what was going on by the idolatry and worship of Molech. Not to mention all the abominations of the worship of the other false gods of this time.

This prophecy was Zephaniah warning the people about their idolatry and about coming judgment for their sinful ways. Have we not passed our children through the fire? Can you say elected abortion of a whole generation of American citizens who never got a chance at life?

Zephaniah was a prophet of judgment. He prophesied of the imminent devastation of the land of Judah and the destruction of Jerusalem because of Judah’s injustice, hypocrisy and idolatry (chap. 1, sound familiar?) This prophecy was fulfilled in 586 BC. This is why the faithful remnant is called to seek Jehovah when the nations near and far will feel Jehovah’s vengeance (chap. 2). The actual corrupted state of things stands in contrast to the future blessings of the people as described in chapter 3.

3:16 " In that day it is said to Jerusalem, `Fear not, O Zion, let not thy hands be feeble.

3:17  Jehovah thy God `is' in thy midst, A mighty one doth save, He rejoiceth over thee with joy, He doth work in His love, He joyeth over thee with singing."


The blessing of God being with us, will remove all the wrath and judgment, as God has laid waste all who rebel against Him, and He will appear in the clouds of Heaven and return with His Saints to rule and reign for a thousand years.

Leading to His judgment on these people, God gave them ample warning and likewise, so does He give us the same today. He warned them and He warns us  to seek His face and  to repent.


Zephaniah chapter 2.“Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired;

2:2  Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD's anger come upon you.

2:3  Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD's anger."

Again, God speaks to us from His word, especially for this time that we live in:

II Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

In recent times past, I would have believed that America had a chance to turn back to God and He would forgive and heal this nation. I don’t believe that anymore, as the nation as a whole has turn reprobate and if God would withhold His hand from this nation in judgment, He would have to apologize to Sodom and  Gommarah for it’s destruction, as we  have become them. The homosexual agenda continues unabated, and to turn a blind eye to this abomination will only bring God’s judgment even quicker.

The whole book of Zephaniah makes it clear that the prophet looks far ahead of the imminent destruction of Jerusalem on to that dreadful day of Jehovah, the day of His anger and judgment, upon which however will follow the blessing of the millennial reign of peace.

You can see our nation, this land we called the USA,  in the words of Zephaniah. We are Judah, we are headed for judgment. God is trying to get our attention, and worldwide. It’s not just happening in America, it’s happening all over the globe, but America is where I live. Events described in the above reports are coming from England to the other side of the globe to Australia, not just the USA. Unexplainable events that Zephaniah was warning the land of Judah about are being seen right now.

Zephaniah was speaking of the “Day of the Lord”. It was an imminent time in their history, but it does not stop with this ancient people. There are peculiarities in the prophecy when Zephaniah is warning the people about the coming day of the Lord.

The day of Jehovah is mentioned as follows in the book of Zephaniah:

Chapter 1:7 - the day of Jehovah,

Chapter 1:8 - the day of Jehovah’s sacrifice,

Chapter 1:9 - the same day,

Chapter 1:10 - that day,

Chapter 1:14 - the great day of Jehovah,

Chapter 1:15-16 - a day of wrath, of trouble and distress,

Chapter 1:18 - the day of Jehovah’s wrath,

Chapter 2:2  - the day of Jehovah’s anger,

Chapter 2:3  - the day of Jehovah’s anger,

Chapter 3:8 - the day that I rise up to the prey, says Jehovah,

Chapter 3:11 - that day,

Chapter 3:16 - that day,

He is speaking of the imminent day of wrath and is speaking of that Day in their time, but also of a future event that will precede the final“coming of the Lord”. He is speaking a duality of prophecy of our time, not just theirs. He speaks of the signs of the great day of wrath that is to come upon this earth….our earth, our time. He is speaking of the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for His 1000 year reign upon this earth, which is preceeded by a cleansing of the earth in righteous judgment.

What will it take for America to wake up, or will she wake up? I believe she has been lulled to sleep bathed in her wickedness. Will a catastrophic earthquake that destroys large land masses and their population shake her awake? How about a new terrorist attack that makes 9/11 pale in comparison? Remember how we came together after the attack of the twin towers, the pentagon, and the fields of Pennsylvania that shook our nation and we returned to our churches in unprecedented numbers? How long did that last? After 6 months of being convicted and shaken, we returned to our old ways and our continued sinful way of life. It seems so long ago, doesn't it? How quickly we forget how we felt and our need for God. The Church needs to wake up from its sleep as we must warn others to get on the Ark of Jesus Christ while there is still time to do so.

I just read a commentary of what our downfall will look like. A third world nation that has no power, no authority to do anything to solve a worldwide calamity, as this nation has ceased to exist in its superpower status. Is that time closer than we even think? I've written of different scenarios, as  no one knows how this will shake out. America will be either decimated, or become the facilitator or  home of the beast power and all its tyranny. Either way, judgment is coming.

Worldwide calamity has started. Time will tell how fast it will move to our shores. As it becomes stronger and stronger, and the convulsions of a earth ripe for judgment fills the airwaves and the news outlets are coming fast and furious, you can see what I quoted above coming to pass in all its fury. Quoting Luke chapter 21 again:

Luke 21: 25, “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

21:26  Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."

Some who read this commentary, will come away with fear and a dread playing on their hearts and minds, but we have a promise, even as we see these events start to unfold.

Psalm 91: 7, “A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

91:8  Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked."

This would make the average man on the street fearful and many will experience health issues because of one thing..and that is fear and anxiety. My brother in Christ, do not fear, do not let your heart be troubled, as God is in control, even as times of tribulation get closer and closer:

I Thessalonians 5:9, “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

5:10  Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him."

This is the time when we must be warning others who are outside of God’s protection. These are those who see what is coming on the face of the earth and are starting to feel anxiety. They know something is coming. They know that “evil is coming this way.” They don’t buy the stories coming out of the media. They feel a dread and a sense of foreboding.  You see survivalist who think they can weather the storm and for how long? No, my friend, when this happens, all will be dealt a most horrific future.  Nothing will save those who go through what is coming. It is a time of untold death and carnage, not so much at the hands of men who will take many lives, but at the Hand of Almighty God in fierce judgment and wrath aimed at rebellious and sinful mankind.

You who read this message, do you feel the dread in your mind and soul? So what are you to do? Paul warned in 1 Thessalonians chapter 5:

For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

5:3  "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.

5:4  But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief."

As a warning messenger on the wall, I admonish you and give you an open invitation to quiet the fear in your mind and in your heart with God’s Salvation supplied by His only Begotten Son.

Romans 10:8, “ But what doth it say? `Nigh thee is the saying -- in thy mouth, and in thy heart:' that is, the saying of the faith, that we preach;

10:9  that if thou mayest confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and mayest believe in thy heart that God did raise him out of the dead, thou shalt be saved,

10:10  for with the heart doth `one' believe to righteousness, and with the mouth is confession made to salvation;"

God is trying to shake  everyone awake to what is coming. God is calling whoever will believe on His only begotten Son unto salvation. The time is drawing down. The start of the coming 7 years of Tribulation of Daniel’s 70th week could be in the imminent future. So what do you do with this warning, this call unto repentance? You could discard it as the ravings of a madman, or look around you and see that things are becoming very fearful and mind troubling. You may feel a tug at your mind and your heart. Jesus said in John 6:44,

“No man can come to me, except the Father that sent me draw him: and I will raise him up in the last day.

6:45  It is written in the prophets, And they shall all be taught of God. Every one that hath heard from the Father, and hath learned, cometh unto me."

Listen to that voice inside your spirit. Romans 10:13, “whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, he shall be saved.'  But in the end, don’t take my word for it, all that I have written, search God’s Word for yourself. Take the news all around you, and the warning in your Bible and in your heart, listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit calling you. Make that decision for Jesus Christ today, right now.

If there is anything that I can pray with you about, counsel you with, or give you biblical support, then email me at realteam1999@sbcglobal.net,  This is Pastor Mike Taylor, praying for your eternal salvation. 



                                     TILL WE MEET AT JESUS FEET, MARANATHA!


Comments

04/07/2013 7:35pm
Another great word Mike, many thanks. Also love the new look of your
newsletter. I still disagree agree on the timining of the rapture my friend. I encourage you to to tell your readers better to have tribulation
faith and not need it that to not have tribulation faith and really need it.
May I also take this opportunity to recruit prayer for our missions.
Life is frequently at risk www.gorevival.blogspot.com Blessing
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04/17/2013 8:07pm
Sorry, Brother,
you want to stay and watch? Not me. The tribulation is not for the church. It is for Israel and unrepentant mankind. I believe He will wipe this world clean except for a very few who make it through. When I say that none will be saved during this time, as one emailer asked, I'm talking physically, not spiritually. Jesus said if the time was not shortened, no flesh would be saved, but for the elect, those days will be shortened. Those are those who God hid away for 1260 days, and I firmly believe they are Jewish, near in total. The left behind Gentiles will be either take the mark, or be killed...
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04/07/2013 7:50pm
Thar was very good Brother Taylor, we are depin the last days, I really appricate your Commentaey, I would hope all americans would climb abord this ship, It wont wait, His warning has been going out for along time, almost time to go up in the Clowds, I will be sending it on to others tomarrow, GOD bless
Lawrence
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James Lishman
04/08/2013 1:22am
Pastor Mike, a true watchman on the wall and a very timely posting and sermon.
With all the watchment shouting it out - the world will have no excuse when they are confronted by the Living GOD JESUS CHRIST so timely a message as to encourage other watchers to forward this along with their own calls to their local Church and clergy who walk around as if blind to the happenings!
Maranatha - come LORD JESUS YOUR Bride awaits YOU
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Joyce
04/08/2013 7:47am
EXCELLENT WORD....be Wise and accept and wake up to what is happening. This world is in a mess and the message of Jesus Christ CROSS is the only answer! Keep these message's coming, it is necessary in these last days we are living in to at least 'try' to wake up the church and sleeping masses. Joy
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Matt
04/08/2013 10:53am
Last night at bath time, my six-year-old daughter was staring out the window as if in a trance. I called her over to me twice before I walked to the window and physically pulled her away to finish her evening routine. The look on her face was unlike anything I have ever seen, so I asked her... "what are you looking at?" She said, "I'm looking to Heaven for Jesus." Dumbfounded, I asked her what do you see? She said, "nothing, but Jesus is coming soon." Out of the mouth of babes!

This is also the same child that, when she was like two-years-old told me that she knew what Jesus smelled like. So I asked her the obvious question... How do you know what he smells like? She said that he used to hold her when she was born. I wept uncontrollably upon hearing this because she was kept in the Neonatal unit of our hospital for a month when she was born due to her prematurity (barely 3 pounds).
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Ralph Gruner
04/09/2013 7:58pm
Great read Pastor Mike, the website. This has definitely set a fire in me, and I must add about animals dieing and disapearing, I raise honeybees and seen how I had several boxes of bees just disappeared. Couldn't find a trace, they left the honey and brood and never came home,no dead nothing. The end is near and the strange thing about it I have had folks tell me I'm.nuts.
Have a bless day Pastor Mike
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Ed
04/15/2013 6:48pm
You said, "Nothing will save those who go through what is coming..." when speaking of those who are outside of God's protection and will threrfore go into the coming Tribulation period. Doesn't Revelation 7:9 describe a great multitude who are left behind who come to faith in Jesus Christ as Lord even after the rapture? Who will in fact be given "something", a "second chance" so to speak, that will allow many to be saved?
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04/17/2013 8:12pm
Ed,
see the above comments about who will be saved. It's referring to them physically, not spiritually. Jesus said, that none would be saved, except those days be shortened. Jesus will shorten them for the elect, Israel and them He has hid away for 1260 days from the AC...God bless
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peter kobia
06/20/2013 2:21am
Hey pastor mike thanks again for yet another encouraging word of God concerning the times we are living in. l just wanted to ask if it is okay to share some of your materials with others like copy-pasting so that others can go through it and wake up from their sleep.thanks much.
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07/09/2013 11:02am
Greetings!
Please considering the my vision for Lost Souls in Pakistan.
A Cry Of Pakistan!

Pakistan is the most challenging area as it is the hub of Muslim missionaries. Many unreachable people don't have a chance of hearing the message of Salvation in this predominantly Muslim society. They are crying out for Salvation. Lord's heart does beat for Pakistan, the souls are dying without Salvation. The need of the Gospel is most Urgent.
The Christian Churches in Pakistan are facing tremendous struggle for identity and integrity in a predominantly Muslim society. The Christian people are, for the most part, poor and needy. As a minority people they suffer from educational and job discrimination. Their self-esteem is low and at times their future seems hopeless. They are the people who are crying out for Hope and Empowerment.

More over the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few and ill-equipped. So the Church leaders must be trained and mobilized. We believe that in this way they can reach-out their nation in a better way. The need of the Hour is, Transformation and Mobilization of the leadership.
Money is not our requirement, as every one knows that Gospel is a gift, which is free for all. If our Lord has given you a gift of teaching & preaching don’t hesitate to come and give us dates that we arrange your meetings in Pakistan.
This is harvest time and the fields are truly white and ready for harvest. Let's take the message of God's saving and healing power to the ends of the earth and bring in a mighty harvest of souls for God's glory. Together we can make a difference in the lives of millions for eternity.
We would like to request you to take part in this greatest harvest in any Islamic nation. It will be a blessing for us to partner with you for His glory. Please pray for this Godly vision and join hands with us for national transformation under the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Bible says, "How shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard?" Romans 10:14

People of Pakistan looking for really peace and truth of the God ! people really want to stop wars and violence.Still the heart of Pakistanis is very hard,But Here have chance for people to know the word of God and know the truth of the God !
Our Church and ministry trying best to reach to millions of souls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ! We invite you to join us at international level to preach the worldwide and in Pakistan.
We would like to request you to take part in this greatest harvest. We are looking forward to building up a long lasting relationship with you and your ministry. It will be a great blessing for us to partner with you His glory. Please pray for this Godly vision and join hands with us to see this Muslim nation being transformed by Prince of Peace, Jesus. I shall lift you & your family up in my prayer that God may bless you in abundance & use you more to glorify Jesus name. Share my views of love with you family, friends, and co-workers also. May God grant you a great harvest as you plant and water for Him!

Thanks for your hand on my shoulder.
Anticipating your sincerest support,
I remain. With best regards,
May Lord bless you abundantly
Your Brother in Pakistan, for Lord's glory
May Lord bless you abundantly,
Thanks

God bless you
Your brother in Christ...
Pastor Ravi Daniel
And all Our team
from Pakistan.
Phone # 0092-3157032005.
We hope you send your response very soon
Praise the God
Thanks.
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