F.M. Riley (21 March 2011)
"It is time to go!"


It is time to go!

                                                                                                                            By Pastor F. M. Riley

                                                                                                                            March 19, 2011

 

      “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;

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.

And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”

                                                                                                    Luke 21:25-28

 

Introduction

 

Where are we true believers at in relation to God’s great Plan of the Ages?  Read the following study for yourself and reach your own conclusions.  I have already reached mine!

The Lord Jesus Christ Himself explicitly stated…….

 

“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars;”

 

These “signs” predicted by the Lord Himself have been appearing in the heavens on an ever increasing scale over the past half century ever since Israel became a nation, but especially since 1990.  Study Psalm 90 carefully noting especially that the statements made in verses 3–4 are worded in the present tense.  This certainly suggests that 1990 was the year that the Lord withdrew His gracious hand of protection and guidance from the nations of the earth, leaving them to follow their own spiritually blind political leaders to ultimate destruction.  

It is an undeniable fact that in 1993 the so-called “500 year floods” swept across the U.S. and other countries around the world, supposedly due to a massive “El Nino” that year.  But what or WHO caused the El Nino that year?  Oh, be sure to read Psalm 93 carefully noticing verses 3 – 4.   Now is it just “coincidence” that this 93rd Psalm, given by Divine Inspiration some 3,000 years ago, explicitly spoke of “floods,” which actually came to pass in 1993?  Well…??

In 1994 the whole world via TV watched in awe as the 21 pieces of the Shoemaker-Levy Comet plowed into Jupiter.  Significantly, it took 7 days for all 21 pieces of this comet to plow into Jupiter,  with either the first or last piece of the comet hitting Jupiter on the Jewish “Day of Destruction;” the 9th day of Av.  I apologize for not remembering the exact order here, but I have slept since then and couldn’t immediately lay my hands on the information.  Perhaps some reader knows or remembers the dates and can fill us in. 

Today increasingly strong solar flares [CME’s] are exploding off the surface of the Sun.  Planet X moved into the solar system on March 4th.  On March 15th there was a conjunction of the Sun, Planet X, and five other planets including the earth all lined up across the heavens.  On March 17th the planet Jupiter was the closest to the Sun that it has been since modern astronomers have been keeping records.  Tonight, March 19th, the beginning of Purim on the Jewish calendar, the full Moon will be the closest to the Earth that it has been in 18 years [since 1993].   Some scientists are referring to this event as a “Super Moon” because the Moon will appear to be 14 percent larger than normal and 67 percent brighter than normal.  These events are almost certain to cause more terrible earthquakes on the Earth, such as the one which occurred in Japan on March 11th.  It ought

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to be obvious to any honest reader that the “signs” which the Lord predicted to occur in the heavens have been occurring since 1990 and are still occurring at the present time.

 

“and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;”

 

     All of the Muslim nations in the Middle East are in a state of revolution against their leaders and against so-called “democracy.”  The Muslim leaders want to abolish democracy and establish Sharia Law over every nation on Earth.   The ongoing revolutions occurring RIGHT NOW in these Muslim countries threatens to bring about World War III, which will no doubt involve the use of nuclear weapons.  In spite of the bold pronouncements of the U.S. President and other leaders of the western nations, no nation or world body has thus far been able to impose a solution to solve this crisis or stop the fighting and killing. 

     At the same time the entire world is caught up in a world economic crisis which only grows worse with every passing day.  Millions of people all over this country and also other nations of the world are out of work with no job prospects in sight.  And also…….

     At the same time weather systems bringing bitter cold in some areas and extreme drought in other areas has resulted in massive flooding, terrible fires, and the loss of millions of acres of crop land which normally produce the food that humanity needs to survive.  The price of food is skyrocketing and food reserves are shrinking at an alarming rate.   

      I could mention several other things under this heading, but these are sufficient to drive home the point.  There are NO SOLUTIONS to these problems in sight.  This is exactly what is meant by the word “perplexity;” no solutions; no way out! 

 

“the sea and the waves roaring;”

 

     Terrible earthquakes are occurring, volcanoes are erupting, tsunamis are sweeping the oceans, and thousands of people are losing their lives in various nations around the world. 

     The present situation in Japan which came on March 11th [the Biblical number for judgment] is only the worst thus far in a series of world disasters which have occurred since 2001 [911…remember?]. 

     On December 26, 2004 the terrible Indian Ocean earthquake occurred causing a tsunami which swept some 230,000 people into eternity.  Then in 2005 Hurricane Katrina resulted in the deaths of some 2,000 to 3,000 more people in New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf Coast area. 

     Then this very last year [2010] BP’s oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, supposedly unintentionally, causing a disaster which is still effecting the whole world right to this present moment.  Hundreds or even thousands of people [the “authorities” are not keeping accurate records on this disaster] along the Gulf Coast have died or been afflicted with terrible diseases as a result of being exposed to the chemicals used to control the disaster in the Gulf, and such is still occurring daily.  The basically uncontrolled flow of oil in the Gulf, mixed with various chemicals and methane gas, has resulted in the destruction of the Atlantic Gulf Stream which carried warm water up the East Coast of North America and then on around the world.  The whole world has just experienced the worst, most bitterly cold, winter on record since the 1800’s. 

      These disasters involving “the sea and the waves” are only going to get worse as time passes.  Read Revelation 6:14 and 8:8-9. 

 

“Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:”

 

      The situation in Japan is growing worse with each passing hour.  The disaster there is far from being solved or over.  The nuclear power plants in Japan are now in “meltdown” stage, and are

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releasing deadly nuclear radiation into the air and water.  Thousands of people in Japan have already been evacuated, and the “authorities” are talking RIGHT NOW about the possibility of evacuating “millions” more.  Deadly clouds of nuclear radiation are spreading rapidly towards Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, even as I write.  Tokyo is a city of some 2 million people which MAY [?] have to be totally abandoned.  No, I AM NOT being an alarmist or a sensationalist!  I am reporting the facts exactly as they are being reported by the news media.  Pray for the people of Japan, keeping in mind that this same scenario COULD BE HAPPENING in the United States of America.  If it was, would you want the prayers of others for you and your loved ones?  You know you would!  Never forget that Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31 are still in the Bible. 

     It is also quite obvious to every “thinking” person that the prevailing winds, the Jet Stream winds above the earth, and the ocean currents are going to carry the deadly nuclear radiation across the Pacific Ocean and ultimately around the world, contaminating not only this country but the whole earth to a greater or lesser extent. 

     Thus far every effort to stop the nuclear reactors from melting down and releasing deadly radiation into the air and water has been a dismal failure.  Even as I write the supplies of Potassium Iodide, which might protect people from radiation poisoning and sickness, are quickly being exhausted all over the world.   The general public has not yet been told that the military authorities of various countries have been buying up massive quanities of these tablets to protect their own military personnel in view of what they consider to be an inevitable nuclear war among the nations.    

What little stock of these tablets are left on the world market are quickly being exhausted by   frightened people who are buying up every available tablet to protect themselves and their families from radiation poisoning.  Are their fears justified?  Read Revelation 8:10-11 again for yourself and ask the Lord to give you understanding.

     No wonder men’s hearts are going to fail them “for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth….”  God have mercy!   

 

“for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”

 

     At the same time keep in mind that other heavenly bodies are going to enter the solar system during the next seven years which will cause great earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and other terrible catastrophes to sweep through and over the whole earth, causing massive destruction, death, and changes which presently are unbelievable to most people.  But read about it for yourself in Revelation 6, 8, 9, 16, and many Old Testament passages.   The Lord Jesus Christ Himself explicitly stated, “Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy word is truth,” John 17:17.  Men may lie, but God doesn’t!  His Word WILL come to pass!   

     Right now when the 11 year solar cycle of the Sun should be lessening, massive solar flares [CME’s] are exploding off the surface of the Sun.  These solar flares can interfere with and even destroy satellites, radio and TV signals, telephone communication, computers, entire electrical grid systems, and even the electrical systems in cars and machinery.  But it can be even worse…..

     Just in this past year [2010] scientists have established a direct link between large solar flares coming off of the Sun and the movement of the tectonic plates of the earth which cause earthquakes.  With Planet X/Nibiru/Elenin/Brown Dwarf now in the solar system, there is no reason to expect these solar flares coming off the Sun to decrease.   In fact, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself explicitly stated that these events presently occurring will continue right up until…….

 

“And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”

 

     This statement of the Lord is obviously speaking of the end of the Tribulation, when the Lord shall visibly and bodily return to the earth with all His saints, Zechariah 14:5; 1 Thessalonians

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3:13.  This means that seven years will have elapsed between what is occurring RIGHT NOW just preceding the resurrection and rapture of New Testament believers and the beginning of the Tribulation on earth, and the return of Christ back to the earth at the end of the Tribulation.  

     But after setting forth this connection the Lord then “capped off” this statement by saying…….

 

“And when these things BEGIN TO COME TO PASS, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”

 

     “These things” spoken of by our Lord are coming to pass RIGHT NOW just as I have outlined in this brief study.  Therefore we who are true believers have every right to expect our Lord to come at any minute of any hour of any day now to resurrect and rapture His people to glory.  Hallelujah! 

     I DO NOT KNOW the “date” when our Lord is coming, and am not even trying to ascertain a “date.”  If the Lord has taught me anything over the past 10 to 15 years, it is how utterly silly the competition among  believers is to be “the one” who comes up with the correct “date” for the Lord’s coming.    So what if one could “guess” it correctly?  Or even if one accidently stumbled on to it in their study of prophecy?  So what?  Where is it written in the Scriptures that there is any reward, special or otherwise, for determining the correct “date” for the Lord’s coming?  I have watched so many of God’s people devote their time and energy to determining the correct “date” for the Lord’s return, to the almost total neglect of serious study of the Word, that I have been completely “turned off” of even attempting to determine a “date.”  God have mercy!  Are we believers instructed to “study” and learn how to “rightly divide the Word of truth” [2 Timothy 2:15], or are we just to compete with one another for the prestige of being “the one” to discover the “date”?  Well…??   It appears to me that some in the ranks of Christianity are far more interested in being the center of attention than they are in having love and truth prevail among “the brethren.”  No, I AM NOT aiming at any one in particular, but “if the shoe fits” I hope some have enough of the grace of God to wear it.

     Beloved brother and sisters in Christ, isn’t it enough that God’s Word explicitly states, 

     “But of the times and 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,” 1 Thessalonians 5:1-4.

     Isn’t it sufficient that God’s people [true believers] who seriously study the Scriptures have been given the grace to “know perfectly” the “times and seasons” of the Lord’s coming?  Isn’t that enough?  Well…??   What reason does one have for wanting to know the exact “date,” other than to claim “bragging rights?”  In other words, “God showed “ME!”  The last time I checked 1 Peter 5:5-6 was still in the Bible.  So is 2 Timothy 3:1-5.  I would suggest that both of these passages be carefully read and let the truths stated there soak in to the hearts and minds of every true believer. 

 

Conclusion

 

     Beloved, any one with real spiritual discernment who is obeying the Lord by seriously studying His Word and “watching” [Mark 13:35-37] KNOWS that we are living in the very “time frame” of the Lord’s coming to resurrect and rapture His people to glory.  THIS IS WHERE WE WHO ARE TRUE BELIEVERS ARE AT TODAY in God’s great Plan of the Ages.  Glory to God!  Hallelujah!  Praise the Lord!  At any minute of any day now our Lord is coming for His people.  How do I know?  Because my Lord explicitly said, “And when these things BEGIN TO COME TO PASS, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh,” Luke 21:28.  

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     Folks, “these things” are RIGHT NOW coming to pass just as I have set forth in this study.  Therefore, all true believers should be “looking up” for obviously it is time to go!  Hallelujah!  Praise the Lord!  Glory to God on High!  “Home” is now in sight! 

 

     If any of our readers are not true believers, or if any readers have doubts in their mind and heart, then I urge the reading of John 3:16, 3:36, 5:24, 14:6, Acts 4:12, 16:30-31, 20:21, Romans 10:8-13, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5, 2 Corinthians 13:5, 2 Peter 1:10-11, and 1 John 5:13.   I further suggest that these Scriptures be read in the order in which I have listed them, and that the reader ask the Lord in humble and sincere prayer to give to you grace and understanding.  I would like to meet every reader in Heaven when my Lord comes.  Please don’t disappoint me! 

 

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     Permission is granted to any true believer or to any Bible believing Christian ministry to reproduce this study to share with others, or to quote from it in context as written. 

     All comments, questions, or correspondence may be addressed to:  Pastor F. M. Riley, Last Call Gospel Ministry, 184 County Road 108, Harrisburg, Missouri 65256, or I can also be contacted via email at:   fmrglbd5@yahoo.com     or     fmr7sngn@centurylink.net 

 

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