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• Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Signs are everywhere.

In this newsletter I would like to start out by giving just a little food for thought:

The time of trouble is not coming, it has arrived, it is upon us and Satan’s forces are crashing the economy so they can install electronic means of buying and selling.
Once this is set up anybody who refuses to go along with the false religion will be cut off from the money grid that everybody will be using to buy and sell. The bankers will use derivatives to pull down the world economy and install their money system.

They are not telling the public what this “derivative melt down” is about to do. It is such a large amount that the entire world does not have enough solid money to prop it up.

 How about Hundreds of Trillions of dollars?

When this wave hits, the world will have no other choice but to set up a new money system, and that’s when they will change over to the computerized debit system using a tiny radio chip inserted in the right hand or forehead to buy and sell. When it happens it will happen over night and everybody will be caught off guard.

Get ready for a wild ride no matter whether it happens this way or not. It will happen very fast. So, get on your knees and get acquainted (hopefully again) with our Lord and Savior – Jesus The Christ of God, our master and redeemer. Only He will remain and survive the coming holocaust. 

We believe that God has called us to sound a warning to America. So we have traveled across the land obeying the call, trumpeting the need to be prepared in righteousness (1 Corinthians 16:13). 

Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. We sound the trumpet of warning that God’s judgment is at hand for not only this nation but also all the world. Time is running out and the events that the bible has warned us of are even now coming upon us. You, and you alone, will have to make that decision. We have great concern and even weep as we pray. Many people do not understand how to prepare themselves. The greatest and most important decision you will ever make is to receive Jesus Christ as not only your Savior but also as your Lord.

There are many sitting in Church pews today that have received Him as savior for fire insurance purposes but have not made Him Lord of their lives.  Please listen to these words; Bible believing, blood washed Christians will not have a concern about the end-times, and just remember that there is no end time with GOD. He is the beginning and the end. There is going to be a lot of merely religious people sitting in the pews that will buy into Satan’s greatest deception, “don’t worry you have plenty of time”. We are however warned. 

“And Jesus answered and said unto them, take heed that no man deceive you.” (Matthew 24:4)

There is great deception that is sweeping across America. This end time delusion has caused many to turn to man or a system, or even to one of many religions for an answer. But the bible tells us that we must be holy and focused upon Jesus as the only way to escape being deceived by the confusion and the deception brought about by manology (mans opinion). We are continuing to warn and alert the church as to the requirement for holiness. Being born again is not an option, it is a requirement. This is another set of articles in that direction.

Eternity

I find myself thinking a lot more about heaven these days because someone I love so much is there, and being in the autumn years of my life, I perhaps am looking to escape the pain of life here on this earth. I find myself like Job, yearning for Heaven. To be sure I don’t want to leave my loved ones, but when I think about what is waiting for me on the other side of the Jordan River. Well, I just get a little bit homesick.

Before losing Ruby (my wife of 47 years) I never really understood why people found so much comfort in knowing their loved one is in heaven, but I do now. I had tried to comfort others in their loss, and many times found that in the passing of a saint, I had been ministered to by the one who was suffering the most grief. I didn’t understand this at the time how a mother could watch her daughter slip away into eternity, or a wife could be by the bedside of her husband and watch as life slipped away, and yet turn and minister to me. I understand more now because what they experienced at that moment was a glimpse of Heaven. When you lose someone you love, Heaven becomes reality, it is much more then a theological concept or a misty dream, it is real. Job was a man who in the midst of his suffering not only had a desire for it to end, but wanted eternity to begin so that he would be in the presence of God.

Job 19:27  Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

Somewhere in the suffering and grieving over losing a loved one I believe God has shown me the final destination He has for each one of His children. The yearning for heaven came when I realized that part of me is already up there. It has been made very clear to me that this life, which we so desperately cling to, is just a shadow of our real life, which is to spend eternity in the very prescience of God.

Did you ever notice how many of the old songs that we sing talk about Heaven? Our choir sings, “I just stopped by on my way home” We sing about our destination. This world is not my home, I am just passing thru.

There are so many great songs describing that city. There seems to be a trend in many modern churches to embrace contemporary praise songs which have very little to say about heaven, but glorify a feel good life down here. I wonder if we have gotten so comfortable down here that we no longer yern for heaven?

We live as though this life here on earth is all there is. We will talk about heaven–the place, and hell–the place, but much of our time is spent petting, polishing and primping what we have here on earth as if this will be our eternal home. 

God wants us to radically alter that perspective. He wants us to live with an eternal perspective, we need to put this life here on earth in its proper place and realize we will be in the eternal presence of God.

The Word tells us that true life and freedom from pain and sorrow will be ours in eternity; then why do we so vigorously hang on to what the world has to offer us?

I did not want to lose Ruby. We had plans to grow old together, holding each other’s hands and enjoying sweet conversations as the winter season of our lives approached. We both realized that this life is sometimes filled with pain and we had discussed this, and prayed for strength to carry on. I don’t believe it’s a tragedy that Ruby had the opportunity to be spared from the evil and pain of this life and be in the very presence of God.

It was very hard for me to receive this, and I will have to say that I didn’t at all feel this way, but I had to put my feelings aside and stand on what I believed from God’s word. I had used a scripture many times to comfort others and never realized that it would minister to me one day when in my sorrow this verse would be given to me by a mother who had suffered the loss of her only daughter. I pray that these words will change your perspective as it did mine.

Isaiah 57:1   The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.

2  He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

It is not a tragedy to be quickly taken out of this life to find yourself in the eternal presence of God. The real tragedy would be to face that journey without eternal life and not be in His presence. If you refuse the free gift that God has offered you through Jesus Christ, His only Son, then my friend your departing would be a tragedy

When I read about heaven and the promises of the bible, I do get a yearning or a going home feeling. Sometimes pain has a purpose and that is to remind us of the promises of God, and this is one of them.

John 14:1  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

Folks, I believe what it says. One of these days I will see Ruby and so many others who have gone on before. I will also see God and the Lamb who died for me face to face, and that makes a difference in how I live and grieve today.

So sometimes when we look at a tragedy, it has no comparison with eternity in heaven in the presence of the King of King’s

Would you allow God to change your perspective on Heaven by meditating on His Word?

Psalms 11:4  The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

2 Corinthians 5:5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.

6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:

This writing has just touched a few aspects of Eternity, and I pray that it will be as much help to you as it has been to me.

The Watchman

Carl W Sanders Jr

 

JUST A LITTLE EXTRA THOUGHT, and a question I am often asked. So what is ministry?

 

Turn with me to 2 Corinthians 5:18-20:

18  And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

19  To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

20  Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

Webster’s reconcile= to re-establish friendship between. To bring one to acceptance (Ye are my friends)

So the one ministry we have is reconciling the lost to God.

It is not music, motorcycles, boats, car clubs, or any other secular thing that you might want to Christianize and call it a ministry.

Folks I use the old King James Bible, and in it are the answers and the road map to lead a lost person to Christ.

Out of the 66 books of the bible we have to start some place.

How about the first verse you ever heard?

John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

God Bless you all

The old Watchman

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