I hope and pray this letter finds you and your family well. I want to share something that has been weighing on my heart because I care about your well being and where you will be spending eternity. Additionally, I’ve attached a letter that was shared with me in love and I thought it was a great idea to share with people who are part of my life. You are one of dozens of close friends and family in my address list who is receiving this from me.
We are living in some crazy days, aren’t we? Global events as described by Jesus in Matthew 24 are happening at a record level. Just as He said there is an increase in frequency and intensity of earthquakes, fires, volcanic activity, pestilence/plagues, and famines like a woman’s birth pangs. There are also happenings in the Middle East that are lining up as well. Israel is God’s prophetic time clock.
Of course, only God knows the day or hour Jesus will return. However, Jesus did describe the season so it wouldn't be a complete surprise to us. “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man (Jesus). For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark. And they were oblivious, until the flood came and swept them all away. So will it be at the coming of the Son of Man . Two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.” Matthew 24:36-40
The Bible is preparing us so that we understand everything is not really falling apart BUT actually falling into place and that we should look expectantly for the return of Jesus:
“Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” Luke 21:28 “But as for me, I will look expectantly for the LORD and with confidence in Him I will keep watch; I will wait [with confident expectation] for the God of my salvation. Micah 7:7 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,“Therefore I hope in Him!” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him.” Lamentations 3:24-25
Are you ready for Him to take us where He is? Have you trusted Jesus Christ to save you? If so, the attached letter is for you to leave in your house somewhere it can be found for others to discover who have been left behind. It will help them understand what has happened and what to expect.
However, if you aren’t sure about where you will spend eternity, I pray that today you ask God to reveal TRUTH to you. The information in the attached letter is a good starting place. “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. Jeremiah 29:13
You may reach out to me if you have any questions or gotquestions.org is a great online resource you can use to help answer questions you or your loved ones may have. For example: “What are the signs of the end times?” “How do I know the Bible is true?” “Who is Jesus?” “What is the rapture?” “How do I know if I am going to Heaven?” On the reverse side of this letter, I have listed additional resources and scriptures.
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26 “I thank my God every time I remember you.” Philippians 1:3
In Christ’s Love,
References and Resources:
Matthew 24:3-8 “As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.”
Isaiah 5:20 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.”
Revelation 3:3b “If you don’t wake up, I will come to you suddenly, as unexpected as a thief.”
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up* together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.”
* “Caught up” or “rapture” comes from the Latin word “rapturo”. In the original Greek scripture, the word is “harpazo”. They both have the same meaning: “ to be snatched up or taken away from imminent danger”.
Pastors/Bible Teachers...a few of my favorites:
Jack Hibbs (Pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills) He is on Facebook (FB) and YouTube (YT). You can find his church services online, as well as on a mobile app. (He has some great series...a good foundational one is called “Futures” which helps us understand what the Bible says about days like these and future events.. He is currently preaching verse by verse through the book of Romans and Hebrews.)
Don Stewart (Bible scholar and apologist) Don has written many books that he makes available for FREE on his website EducatingOurWorld.com. A few titles include: God’s Work in History, The Final Antichrist, and 25 Signs We Are Near the End. Look for his "Today in Prophecy" videos on FB and on YT. Published twice a week. Great resource if you are trying to learn more about prophecy in relationship to end days.
Amir Tsarfati (Israeli Christian who is the founder of Behold Israel) He is an excellent Bible teacher who focuses on what we should expect to see in the end times and with a focus on the importance of watching Israel and its relationship to the world. There is so much going on that you will not find by watching the news. You can find him on FB, YT, and Instagram under “Behold Israel”. You will find a library of Bible teachings on the Tribulation, Rapture, One World Religion, Israel and the Church, The Days of Deception, The Final Jihad, Before Our Generation’s Eyes, The Promise, etc. He also has a YT channel called Bible Bites with Amir. If you would like daily Israel/Middle East updates, subscribe to his “Amir Tsarfati” channel on Telegram. He will be the one with 200K followers (there are some fake accounts with less people).
James Kaddis (Pastor of Calvary Chapel Signal Hill) and Tom Hughes (Hope for Our Times) - Both are on YT and is where I get much of my news on current U.S. and world events. They are both bold watchman who are passionately sounding the alarm for the return of Jesus Christ. They read many, many articles each week and discuss what it means through a Biblical lens.
JD Farag (Pastor of Calvary Chapel Kaneohe) Another bold pastor and watchman! He is an excellent resource for Prophecy updates and Bible teachings. He can be found on YT but because some of his updates would be censored you can follow him on his website for full updates at jdfarag.org.