By Dr. Jacquelyn Simmons
Scripture Reading: And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come (Matthew 24:1-14)
Even though you have already closed many of Your churches, some of them You have probably chosen as Your bride. Your blessed Apostle Paul confirms it in I Thessalonian 4:13-18, with these words: …For if, we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord…
I am continuing to try to carry out my present assignments and that is warning us, Your people not to further incur the Father’s wrath by blatantly celebrating Halloween in any manner-no church trunk treats, treat or treatings from house to house, parties, etc. Do not have any Halloween celebrations in any form! Focus on prayers in our homes, instead.
Thank You for Your continuous presence in my life in order for me to keep my focus and eyes on You.
P.S. Through social media missionaries, preachers, teachers of the Gospel, Your greatest gift-the offer of salvation through Your death, burial and resurrection is being preached NOW all over Your created world.