Please prayerfully consider giving this message an adequate header and place ...
The comments below might be better received if anonymous: I am nothing. And I especially do not want to distract from the gravity of the message.
Please understand that David W. was a man I looked up to ... but if God would permit him to pass from us in such a manner ... even though it is an unpopular subject, in light of the times, we best get the correct message.
I had to get up and add some necessary things in light of several recent extremely serious warning events that need to be adequately presented (and to clean up some typos). Recall Jesus stated that "... the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light." A lady came up to me in a coffee shop a few days ago and stated (in light of the recent Biblical scale storms in the USA): "God is pissed." If we are in days like unto Noah's before the flood, before the return of Jesus, ... then her expression of God's anger at this time is in the right direction. Thus ... we best get very serious, especially in light of another very recent 'very close to home' 'fact on the ground' mentioned below ...
Does Heaven take any pleasure in the death of the wicked?
Eze 33:11 "Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live ..."
Have you noticed ... many hearts are being exposed? But we should not be overly surprised, if we have ever been convicted of the truth of this word of God:
Jer 17:9,10 "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings."
And this would also apply to those who seem to tire of hearing any of these carefully and timely spoken words of The King of Heaven and Earth ... and would judge His Word mere "ramblings".
Mat 24:4.5 "... Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ (Anointed); and shall deceive many."
Was not judgement foretold to begin with His Own so that we might truly repent ... including of our fear of man, which is a snare, and learn ... instead to fear and love in First place the Lord of Heaven and Earth?
I fear I better not be like David W. in this aspect, recently side-stepping forewarning the western church, of the great delusion they entertain on account of some very specific sins they warmly embrace ...
So hear this crystal clear trumpet warning ...
The rapture will NOT take place until AFTER ... all those who are to die for their true love of Jesus, by not taking the mark, have died, ... because ... the dead in Christ rise first ... and the First resurrection includes all those who have been slain for not taking the mark.
Rev 20:4,5,6 "And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgement was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years."
If we call Jesus Lord ... we had best get really serious really quickly:
Jude 1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
Is a head on collision in a car crash an honourable way to go? God is NO respecter of persons. We had better get rid of all our idolatry and adultery ...like divorce and remarriage to someone else's spouse ... and paying (receiving) homage to men who love to be called Rev. or Dr. or Rabbi.
And if you think the Jesus you know would not ask you to suffer and to die for Him, you better repent of making up your own plastic Jesus ... and shake off your serpent inspired denial of the true history of the Church of the Most High God.
I will echo (softly) the words of a well known WW2 prison proven servant of God: it is the false prophets who say that the church need not prepare to suffer and be killed. But even more... HEAR HEAVEN:
Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
PS Let's all be encouraged .... God IS faithful. Remember the grace that was given to Stephen and the effect it seems to have had even on Saul. It may be that many self righteous hardened hearts will yet be converted. NO-THING in faith-inspired service to God is ever in vain!