Gerry Almond (17
"We are about to sing
our last songs here, I think. Jesus is coming very
Take time to be holy. It is now one thing certain to
recommend us to our soon coming Savior and King.
I believe that the time for our rapture has come. What we
have all longed, prayed, and patiently waited for is finally on
the horizon to occur. Our transport to heaven is in the
offing. One thousand nine hundred and eighty years of God’s
grace has been offered to the world, and many have taken advantage
of the offer to become a child of God. But many more have
not; indeed they have rejected the only door to heaven.
Yahushua (Jesus Christ) said it Himself, “I am the way, the truth
and the life; NO MAN COMETH TO THE FATHER EXCEPT BY ME”. In
the house of the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ are many
mansions. He went away to prepare a place for us, and nearly
two “days” of 1,000 years each later, He is coming to get
us. And marvel of marvels, He is going to fulfill what the
Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 10…That the Jews, put on a shelf
because of their rejection of Messiah, will have the scales
removed and they will see Yahushua (Jesus Christ) for whom He is,
their Messiah at last. Though rejected by them, He will
forgive them and renew His relationship with them.
When? At the rapture of the Church. In order for
Israel to “see” again, the Christians will be taken out. The
beautiful Song of Solomon in chapter 6, verse 12 says that when
the Shulamite (gentile) girl was taken by the servants of the
great Prince, the daughters of Jerusalem (modern Israel) says
urgently, “Return, return, return, return”. When asked why
they want her to return, they reply “that we may behold her
beauty”. So, the wild olive branch (Church) must be removed
and the natural grafted back in (Israel). This means that
the fullness of the gentiles will have come in and Israel will
know that it has happened and what it means.
The times of the gentiles will last a while longer, but only until
the consummation of the wrath of God. After Armageddon and
on to the coronation of the King of Glory, then, glory to God, the
Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ will begin. It will last
for 1,000 years or a period of 360,000 earth days. The awful
man of sin and his false prophet will be cast in hell fire, the
lake that burneth eternally. Satan will be bound in chains
that he can no longer deceive. The earth will be returned to
its pristine condition, and will blossom as the rose. Near
heavenly conditions will exist and even the feral nature of
animals will be done away. Lions will eat grass, as does the
ox. Nothing will hurt or harm in all of the Kingdom in that
day. Illness and disease will cease to be. There will
be little if any need for doctors and hospitals. Israel will
rule the world under her Messiah, the King of Kings and Lord of
Lords. Sin will not be tolerated and will be judged
instantly. Prosperity will know no bounds, neither will
there be wars any more. The Bride of Christ will co-reign
with her Husband and will judge the nations. The Jews will
have king David resurrected and ruling over them under His
Majesty, Christ Jesus the King of Kings. New Jerusalem will be in
orbit above the planet earth, with a highway connecting. As
the song says, what a day, glorious day, that will be. All
heaven will rejoice and choirs of angels will glorify God in that
day. The life span of man will increase to nearly a thousand
years, and children will play with wild animals as if they are
household pets. Even the poisonous serpents will be tame and
harmless, and children will play with them.
All of this defies our imagination, as we are subject to the sins,
immoralities, and heinous crimes of men on this earth today.
Vicious slander, gossip and human bondage are common conditions of
our world, but not there.
Who, in their right mind, would not want to live like that?
Well, there are many today who reject the idea outright.
They love their life just as it is, steeped in sin and
deceit. They love greed, money, power, and the ability to
rule over others. So, the conclusion is that they are not in
their right mind. We Christians who love the Lord live in an
insane asylum. People are plain crazy when it comes to the
choice God presents: His free gift of salvation or sure and
certain doom in the abyss of hell. Incredibly men choose the
latter over the former because, it has been found that they feel
that they have to give up too much if they accept God’s offer to
yield obediently to Him and to His Son. They want to sow
their wild oats, dabble in pornography, chase strange flesh, and
abominate with same sex, etc. But God has commanded people
everywhere to REPENT, for He has set a day in the which all will
be judged by the standard of His Son. The song writer
pleaded that we do what we can to rescue the perishing and snatch
them in pity from sin and the grave. Rescue is the theme of
the hymn and it is more true today than ever before. We must
do what we can while there is so little time left.
Radio, television, preaching, witnessing, missionary activity,
evangelical church services and so forth is going on daily.
Pray for these ministries that many souls may come in while the
age of grace is still available.
Pray and weep before the Lord. In your hearts, make
intercession for people whom you know need to be saved. Make
your own election sure. Serve God to the best of your
ability. Seek Him in your heart. Obey the commandment
that Jesus Christ gave us, that we love one another. These
things are very pleasing to God according to His Word.
Blessings on every brother and sister in Christ