But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.
If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;
Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
‘Jesus Is Coming Soon’: Pastor Louis Giglio Offers 7 Observations About the End Times
12-14-2021 Talia Wise CBN
Pastor Louis Giglio recently delivered a striking message warning the global Church to prepare for Jesus’s return by sharing the Gospel, letting go of offenses, and remaining alert.
During the sermon, Giglio showed a graphic defining what “soon” means in the biblical sense. It is defined as a “relative term used in relation to the external nature of the ALMIGHTY, who exists outside time and space, yet concurrently operates within the confines of finite human history.” So the word “soon” could mean “right now” or within the next “100-1,000 years, the latter of which, in God’s time, is the equivalent of one human day.”
The Passion City Church pastor pointed out seven observations from Matthew 24 to explain that Jesus’ return will impact our lives in many significant ways.
“This has been the plan all along,” he said. “Yes, Jesus would come at Christmas and do what only he could do, but that He would come again to planet earth. And I want you to know that Jesus is coming soon.”
1. ‘Live Alert, but Not Alarmed’
Giglio pointed out the Bible makes it clear there would be “wars and rumors of wars,” but he asked people to no longer be alarmed by the news but alert to what Jesus says in the scriptures.
“I would prefer you would wake up tomorrow and say Jesus is coming soon and he could come imminently,” he shared. “I want to live alert, but I don’t want to be frantic.
2. ‘Deception is the Enemy’s Game’
He shared that people should maintain a close relationship with God to discern right and wrong.
“The enemy’s plan for you and for me, in light of the fact that Jesus is coming soon, is that you would get deceived,” Giglio warned.
“Keep your eyes on the revealed Jesus, not on some hidden prophecy,” he continued. “In other words, just keep leaning into Jesus every day versus digging around and looking for and listening to the next prophecy that someone’s going to say. Just keep your eyes on Jesus because if He’s coming soon, then you’ll have your eyes locked in Him when he arrives.”
3. ‘Live Ready”
Giglio encouraged Christians to live each day expecting Christ’s return. He shared if you have plans to one day share the Gospel with family, you should do it today.
“What the enemy has us stuck in is fixating on what day, when Jesus is saying be ready today,” he explained.
4. ‘The Hingepoint of the coming of Jesus is the Fulfillment of the Great Commission’
Giglio explains that what triggers Christ’s return is proclaiming the Gospel to all people groups.
He encourages church members to become evangelists.
“So the Great Commission, just to be clear, is still, go ye therefore into all the world and preach the Gospel to all people,” he shared. “This is still the mission of the people of God.
5. ‘Abomination that Causes Desolation’
Giglio warns that in the last days idolatry would cause people to worship something other than God.
“The abomination is coming against the temple, and precisely coming against the altar, and specifically coming against the Blood of the Lamb,” he explained.
“It is idolatry that is so brazen that it would stand right in the midst of the story of Jesus and say ‘forget about the Blood of the Lamb, I am the one that is to be worshipped and exalted’ and the result of this act brings desolation,” Giglio added.
He also points out society has moved towards idol worship and it is evident in the human condition.
“If you ask the average psychologist to describe the psyche of the human condition, they would say to you ‘futile, meaningless and empty,'” he said in the sermon. “Why? Because man is already trying to plant God and already it’s fall in the Church, and hearts are growing cold.”
“It’s brazen in the world,” Giglio continued. “And people are standing in the holy place saying forget about the blood. We are good to save ourselves.”
6. ‘Make the Move’
Giglio urges the people of God to “store up treasures in Heaven” and make our eternal home the priority.
“Some of us have spent the entire pandemic looking at houses, but we have not spent five minutes thinking about the one that is being prepared for us in Heaven,” he shared.
7. ‘Everyone Won’t Make It’
Finally, he warned that not “everyone” will make it to Heaven.
“Two men are in a field, and one is taken, and one is left,” he said, citing scripture.
“The tell-tale sign of the Son of Man coming is that most people’s hearts are going to grow cold,” he added. “Start now, knowing Jesus is coming soon by making the move … the move from earth to Heaven.”
“Keep your lamps burning,” he concluded.
8 References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’ ‘8’ indicates that a new ‘era or epoch’ is arriving. Be it the rapture, the tribulation, the year of the Jews redemption or the year of the onset (2028) of the 1000 year millennial reign of Christ (2028-3028).
Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.
Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man
Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.
In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 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. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.