I prayed to the Lord for a strong word about why satan is using people against us, to persecute, to ridicule, to make fun of us as much as possible these very last days.
I have been scoffed at even setting the year for the rapture in past days and even in past weeks and months and even years. Daniel SET A YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!! AND SO DID RABBI JUDAH BEN SAMUEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And if any scoffer in these last days wants to scoff at me, they are in for a very rude awakening when Yehoshua breaks out of the clouds in POWER and GREAT GLORY!!!!!!! For there will be soon weeping and gnashing of teeth for those who DO NOT BELIEVE!!!
The Word the Lord gave me several hours ago came from the book I purchased today called:
52 WEEKS THROUGH THE BIBLE by JAMES MERRITT. I purchased this book to see what his stance is on certain scriptures that point to prophetic fulfillment of end times events set to take place.
After being persecuted today for setting a year for the rapture among other things, I prayed really hard for a word out of this new book I purchased that has a total of 275 pages. I DO NOT agree with everything this author has to say, but there is one thing I must write about. After being persecuted, the Lord could have opened me to any page in this book, but He opened me to page 223 speaking of what Paul went through when he found himself in an unbelievable situation before he passed away.
This confirms that we will be caught in traps set by the enemy closer and closer as we get to the timing of the rapture which I think should happen September of this year. Below is the exact words of this page I hope everyone reads: My commentary will follow.
Pages 222 - 225 makes up chapter 42 in this book and below is the exact words in these pages:
REST IN PEACE
The Recipe for Peace
Dave Berry, the successful American author and humorist, said, "My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far I've finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already." I wish the way to peace was that easy and tasty.
The peace I'm talking about is the calmness of spirit that you can have even when you are in the middle of a raging storm.The happiest times of my life have always been when I was at peace. Within my heart, I had no worries, anxieties, concerns, or crushing burdens--just peace and quiet.
You would think that once you give your life to the Creator of this universe that the one thing you would have 24/7 is peace, but there are too many peace robbers--pressures, problems, and people--you can never get away from. They fill you with anxiety and worry, and your peace goes to the bottom and your blood pressure goes to the top.
Worry is my Achilles' heel. Maybe you don't worry about anything or maybe you worry about everything.
How can you bear the fruit of peace with all the pressures that you deal with? With all the problems that you must solve? With all the people you have to put up with? The apostle Paul had inexplicable, invincible peace in the most difficult of circumstances. If he's going to tell us what peace is and where peace if found, we should hear what he has to say.
Paul did not write the book of Philippians while lying on a beach soaking up the sun. He as a prisoner in Rome convinced that each day might be his last. He was in the middle of unbelievable pressure, and yet experienced peace.
"Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice!!!!!!!" (Philippians 4:4). Paul knew we'd think he was crazy to say this, so he tells us twice to rejoice, as if we wouldn't believe him the first time. Rejoicing is difficult when pressures are great, problems are big, and people are mean. Paul knows it more than anyone, but he has learned the deep value in rejoicing.
We need to stop focusing on the pressures, problems, and the unsaved people of this world and focus on the Lord. Yeshua came to die, to forgive us of our sins and to give us joy. He gives us reason to rejoice, and so to have this joy, you've got to have Yeshua!!! You can't rejoice in the Lord unless you know that Lord. If you are always with Yeshua, then you can rejoice always. People try everything in the world to get some peace, from pills to material possessions to pleasures on this earth; but without Yeshua HaMashiach, our attempts take us to dead ends!!!!! It has been written, "The heart is restless until it finds its rest in God."
You aren't going to find a lot of joy in big pressures, tough problems, and difficult people, but you can always rejoice in the Lord. You can always rejoice in the greatness, grace, and goodness of God. The first step to having peace in your heart is to rejoice.
You ought to learn four words to say to yourself every time the thief of anxiety tries to steal your peace. These four words are, "The Lord is near." Paul reassures us of this in Philippians 4:5: "Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord IS near."
Wouldn't it make a difference if every day you could know that God was right there beside you? If you knew that no matter what pressures came, what problems arose, what people would threaten you, that God would be close to you to help and defend you? He is not only right beside you, but he lives within you.
What robs our peace is when we focus on the problems and forget about God and the promises He gave in His Words!
When you focus on God, then your gentleness will be evident to everybody. You won't be anxious. You won't be nervous. You will be relaxed because you know that God is with you and is in control. Isaiah 26:3 says,
You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
(Isaiah 26:3 NKJV)
The world thinks peace is the absence of conflict or when everything is going our way. But the Bible says peace is not the absence of difficulties; peace is the presence of God.
How many times, in the midst of your most anxious moments, has someone who meant well said, "Don't worry!" How many times has that helped you? Paul does that, but he doesn't leave us wondering what to do instead. He says, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God" (Philippians 4:6). Paul says don't worry, pray. Turn your cares into prayers because prayer is the pathway to peace.
We aren't supposed to pretend that we don't have reasons to worry because we naturally do. But every time something bursts into our life that raises our anxiety level, that is God's engraved invitation to come to him in prayer and give the cause of our worry to him. He can handle it. We can't.
(NOTE: this is not in the pages, but God Is going to handle all of these terrible, insane, ridiculous situations that started 6,000 years ago when Eve ate the fruit of the forbidden tree all the way up until today - WHEN? WHEN YEHOSHUA HIS SON COMES BACK - and pours out His wrath on this prison planet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Ok, back to page 224:
If you believe that God loves you and cares about you, that he is powerful enough to handle all your problems and wants to grow you through your problems, then release everything that is robbing you of peace to him - and do it "with thanksgiving!!!"
What are you to be thankful for? That God loves you enough to care about your problems, he's powerful enough to handle your problems, and he's going to grow you through your problems.
We tend to thank God when things are good -- when we get a paycheck, a raise, a favorable test result. How often do we thank God just because he is good? When you look into the face of your heavenly Father and say, "I thank you for these pressures, these problems, and these people. I am releasing them to you and trusting you to grow me through my circumstances that are for my good," then you have released everything to God.
Paul goes on to tell us what peace provides for us: "And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:7). God's peace, the peace that only God can give, will guard you and protect you from worry and anxiety. It is a peace that passes all understanding because God is the source.
The peace the Bible talks about is not the temporary peace you get through money, or material possessions before the day of the Lord occurs, the peace of the Bible will come abundantly in unlimited amounts during Christ's Millennial Reign for a 1000 years and forever after that! The peace to come will surpass all understanding we have now, for we are still in this corruptible physical body that will soon be changed in a moment in a twinkling of an eye into a heavenly perfect celestial body!! The peace us true watchers and followers of Christ is so real and so strong that people, with jealousy, will look at you and say, "How do you have such peace in the middle of what you are going through?"
You can rest in peace even when life is at its most difficult knowing Yeshua will come soon!!! Yeshua died not just so we could be forgiven, but He died so we will have peace with God in the age to come. As Paul says, "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord & Savior Yeshua HaMashiach" (Romans 5:1).
When you have true peace with God, then you can have the peace of God. No matter what comes your way, you can rejoice, release, and rest in peace knowing the Lord is coming soon!!
*** So to conclude, I hope these pages in this book encouraged you and please note, Yehoshua tapped me many times on my shoulder and on the side of my arm the entire time I was writing this. We fly soon!!! So please, if anyone persecutes you, speaks the unthinkable to you to make you mad, please know that Yeshua IS GOD and He will work everything out for His sheep soon and very soon when we meet Him in the air :)