Linda Spencer (17 March 2011)
"The Beginning of Sorrows"

The Beginning of Sorrows



Although SOME "in Christ" will be caught up in the midst of these storms we are now witnessing coming upon the earth; earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear threats of radiation, famine, pestilence’s, civil unrest and the like…these are the beginning of sorrows. These things MUST take place and SOME "in Christ" will die.


 "And there will be signs in the sun, moon and stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken". Luke 21:25-26


 But this promise is a sure word of prophecy!


"We who are alive and remain shall be "Caught Up" (taken, snatched, raptured, caught away) together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord". 1 Thess 4:17


 If you are one who is wondering "What in the World is Going On"?

See, I have told you before hand. Matt 24:25




Are you a scoffer?


Thus says the Word:

Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder). That you may be mindful of the words spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lust, and saying "Where is the promise of His coming? 2 Peter 3:1-4


One who thinks we have soooo much more time…before He Comes?


Thus says the Word:

But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. But the Day of the Lord will come as a Thief in the night…2 Peter 3:8-10


The Lord worked for 6 days and on the 7TH day He rested.

Be sure you are ready to enter that rest. This is it, time is up!

This is it, time is up…suddenly! When you do not expect His coming!


 One who thinks America is immune to this type of devastation as Japan?


Thus says the Word:

I will bless those who bless you (Israel), and I will curse those who curse you (Israel). Gen 12:3


We have become a nation who mocks Jesus, who was God in the flesh, who sits at the right hand of God in heaven and who IS God. Many in our nation, from the top down, have no respect for that name. "The only name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12


Or do you not truly believe or remember:


In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. John 1:1-2


This includes You and Me!


"Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness"…

Gen 1:26


Us? God the Father, God the Son/Jesus and God the Holy Spirit.


"So God created man in His image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them". Gen 1:27


One who thinks the government can or will fix it?


Thus says the Word:

"Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in the day of slaughter. James 5:1-5


They will not fix it! The government is preparing for their own escape! And just as they have prepared their bunkers to protect themselves…


Thus says the WORD:

And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and the rocks. Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come and who is able to stand? Rev 6:15-17


One who thinks, you are rich and have need of no-thing?


Thus says the Word:

Because you say, I am rich have become wealthy, and have need of nothing and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. Rev 3:17


You are the hardest to recognize…WHY? Because you are of the Laodicean persuasion.


You look godly but you also look and act no different than the world. The world can’t tell who you are because you speak the native language and the message of Christ is far from your heart and your lips, and you have made this world your home in every since of it’s ways, because the world offers you no condemnation of sin. It never turns the mirror in your direction.


The "church" can’t tell who you are because you appear to demonstrate religion of some sort. You are nice and kind to others, you go to church, you may even attend Wednesday night service. You carry the bible to church but it goes to visit Uncle Dust the rest of the week. You help others at times and may even say a blessing before a meal…in public! When with those of the church, you can speak the language as if you truly believe in the power of God. You have a form of godliness but in truth, you are a chameleon. You have forgotten that you were only a visitor in this place and became acclimated. You forgot you were bought with a price and He is coming for you. You are so good at it, you’ve even convinced yourself that you are Christian.


You are the epitome of the saying, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do"!


Thus says the Word:

I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Rev 3:15-16


One who arrogantly despise prophecy? It is alive and before us!


Thus says the Word:

Do not despise prophecies. 1 Thess 5:20


Why do the very opposite of what He asked us not to do!


"Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near. Rev 1:3


Or one who thinks we are wiser than GOD?


Thus says the Word:

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate. Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1 Cor 1:18-20


For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength. 1 Cor 1:25


Where Do You Stand? Your Bridegroom is Coming!


The Beginning of Sorrows have arrived full strength, our deliverance is at hand, judgment has come and He will not relent. The turmoil we see and are witnessing first hand is worldwide and we are without excuse and not immune.


Remember, "Some In Christ" will die. But His promise is sure. We, who are alive and remain, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and we will forever be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.


Therefore, let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober… But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.


Praise Jesus our King