High (7) WATCH WEEK, FEAST OF TRUMPETS IS September 15-17, 2023; Christians living as (7) ‘last days believers’ in the End Times. Greg Laurie (7) preached on Sunday ‘the final message’ in (7) a sermon series about the End Times.
By Michael Gryboski, Mainline Church Editor
Harvest Christian Fellowship Pastor Greg Laurie tackled how Christians should live their lives in the End Times, (7) describing his congregation as “last days believers.”
Laurie (7) preached on Sunday the final message in (7) a sermon series about the End Times, with him focusing in part on how Christians should act as (7) the world gets worse before the rapture. (777)
Laurie drew a parallel to the life of Noah, noting that the Bible periodically (7) compares the End Times to the days (7) of Noah, as recorded in the book (7) of Genesis before the global flood occurred. (777)
For his first point on how to live in the End Times, Laurie said, “God revealed secrets to Noah,” noting that Hebrews 11:7 says Noah was (7) “divinely warned of things not yet seen.”
“Christians know (7) things that the world does not know,” Laurie said. “People in the culture today don’t (7) understand why things are unraveling. They don’t (7) understand why government is expanding its control.” (7) “They don’t know why people are so (7) depraved and do the horrible things that (7) they do. They don’t know why culture (7) is collapsing, but we do because we (7) know we’re living in the last days.” (77777777)
Laurie added that “even the basic Christian knows more than some of the great intellects in the (7) world right now” because believers know that (7) “man is bad and God is good, and we (7) know judgment is coming to planet Earth.” (777)
The second point that Laurie talked about was (7) that “Noah had great reverence for God,” pointing to how Hebrews 11:7 said that Noah was “moved (7) with godly fear” to build the ark.
“We (7) need to have that reverence as well,” Laurie said. “We have (7) read the last page of the Bible. We win in the end. We (7) know this from the pages of Scripture.” (777)
Laurie said that the third way to live in the End Times was to remember that “Noah walked (7) with God when no one else did,” pointing to how Genesis 6:9 says, “Noah walked with God.”
(7) “All of us should walk with God,” said Laurie. “To walk with (7) God is to get into harmony with (7) Him, it’s to stay in sync with (7) Him. It’s not to run ahead of (7) Him; it’s not to lag behind Him. You’re in rhythm with God.” (77777)
“Be (7) on time for your appointment with God. Stay in (7) sync with what the Lord is doing. When the Lord moves, you (7) want to move with Him as well. Noah walked with God.” (777)
For the final point, Laurie explained, “Noah was a witness for God,” telling his congregation that (7) they are called to be a witness (7) for Christ, even if they do not (7) reach that many people in their witnessing. (777)
“Did Noah reach a lot of people? Actually, he did not,” Laurie said. “Maybe you’ll only reach a handful of people. Maybe it will be your child or your grandchild. But Noah did reach his family.”
Laurie, who oversees a prominent multisite megachurch, acknowledged that, in (7) the eyes of God, it does not (7) matter how big or how small a (7) ministry was while it operated on Earth. (777)
“When we stand before God, He’s not going to say to us, ‘Well done, good and successful servant.’ He’s going to (7) say, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant,’” Laurie noted.
“If you’re a pastor of a large church, you’re a pastor of a small church, (7) what God requires of you is faithfulness. Whatever He’s called you to do, He (7) wants you to be faithful. Our goal (7) is not success; our goal is faithfulness. We (7) leave success in the hands of God.” (7777)
During his sermon, Laurie also focused on the modern state of Israel and how it relates to the End Times, at one point concluding that “America needs Israel more than Israel needs America.”
“God made (7) a promise to Abraham and his descendants in Genesis 12:3. He says, (7) ‘I will bless those that bless you, and (7) I will curse those that curse you,’” he said. (777)
“Look at any nation that has raised their hand against Israel and the Jewish people, and look at where they are today. The story of history tells us all about this, the most recent being Nazi Germany.”
“One of the reasons God has blessed our nation is because we have been a faithful friend to the nation of Israel since she became a nation, and I pray that we continue in that trajectory.”
Laurie’s sermon was part of a multi-week series at (7) Harvest centered on themes of the End (7) Times, such as the Second Coming of (7) Jesus, the rapture, and the seven-year tribulation. (777)
Laurie’s son, Pastor Jonathan Laurie, preached one of the sermons, (7) describing the millennial reign referenced in the (7) book of Revelation as “a brief layover (7) in paradise before the real Paradise begins.” (777)
“This is (7) the moment we’ve all been waiting for. No (7) more corrupt politicians, no more unjust rulings, (7) no more backroom quid pro quo deals,” said Jonathan Laurie last month. “There will be, finally, world (7) peace. No more terrorism, no more bombs.” (7) “There’s no longer going to be need (7) for weapons anymore, no need to lock (7) doors or spy on each other’s countries.” (7777777) 7×7
‘I Would Rather Be Ready, (7) and Have ‘IT’ Not Happen, that to (7) Not Be Ready, and Have ‘IT’ Happen.’
The ‘Rapture,’ ‘Harpazo’, ‘Catching Up’, ‘Twinkling-of-an-Eye’, ‘In a Moment’
“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 (or precede) 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.” (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17)
“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9-11)
The message is as clear as it can possibly be. As clear as this message is, some have trouble understanding it, even today. Paul says that Lord will appear in the air, the dead in Christ will rise, those still living will rise right after, and we will then spend eternity with the Lord. Paul says the purpose of this revelation was to comfort believers facing hard times. What completes the theme is Paul’s exhortation at the end.
“Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” (1 Thessalonians 4:18)
1 Corinthians 15
49 And as we (7) have borne the image of the earthy, we shall (7) also bear the image of the heavenly. (77)
50 Now this I say, brethren, that (7) flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom (7) of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. (77)
51 Behold, I shew (7) you a mystery; We shall not all (7) sleep, but we shall all be changed, (77)
52 In a (7) moment, in the twinkling of an eye, (7) at the last trump: for the trumpet (7) shall sound, and the dead shall be (7) raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (7777)
53 (7) For this corruptible must put on incorruption, (7) and this mortal must put on immortality. (77)
54 So when (7) this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and (7) this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be (7) brought to pass the saying that is (7) written, Death is swallowed up in victory. (7777)
John 14:2 (7) In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were (7) not so, I would have told you. I (7) go to prepare a place for you. (777)
John 14:3 And if I go and (7) prepare a place for you, I will (7) come again, and receive you unto myself; that where (7) I am, there ye may be also (777)
The Great Sign of Revelation 12
Revelation 12 And (7) there appeared a great wonder in heaven; (7) a woman clothed with the sun, and (7) the moon under her feet, and upon (7) her head a crown of twelve stars: (7777)
2 (7) And she being with child cried, travailing (7) in birth, and pained to be delivered. (77)
4 And his tail drew the (7) third part of the stars of heaven, (7) and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon (7) stood before the woman which was ready (7) to be delivered, for to devour her (7) child as soon as it was born. (77777)
5 And she (7) brought forth a man child, who was (7) to rule all nations with a rod (7) of iron: and her child was caught (7) up unto God, and to his throne. (7777)
How rare is the Revelation 12 Heavenly Sign  Once in 7000 Years – UPDATE:
Romans 5:9 Much more then, (7) being now justified by his blood, we (7) shall be saved from wrath through him. (77)
Revelation 3:10 Because thou (7) hast kept the word of my patience, I also will (7) keep thee from the hour of temptation, (7) which shall come upon all the world, to (7) try them that dwell upon the earth. (7777)
According to (7) the Bible’s Book of Revelations, seven trumpets (7) will be sounded in the last days (7) to unleash a series of catastrophic events. (777)
The Book of (7) Revelation holds the final chapters of the (7) Bible and details the end of the (7) world and Second Coming of Jesus Christ. (777)
Hope Bolinger wrote in an article for Christianity.com: (7) “The seven seals and seven trumpets are a (7) series of catastrophic events that will take (7) place during the End Days to enact (7) the judgment of God upon the earth.” (7777)
(7) For some time, I have pinpointed the (7) Rapture to occur during the Feast of (7) Trumpets, the time of the late harvest, (7) and because of the progress of the (7) “falling away,” the Day is clearly approaching. Would God (7) allow such an obvious action of the (7) world to occur contrary to His will? (7) “Knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” (Proverbs 9:10b).
(8×7). Eight ‘8’ is (7) God’s Divine Number For Change, Change of (7) Season, Change of Plan, Change of Epoch.
Prov. 25:2 (7) It is the glory of God to (7) conceal a matter, but the glory of (7) kings is to search out a matter.
But how can (7) they call on him (Jesus Christ) to save (7) them unless they believe in Him (Jesus Christ)? (7) And how can they believe in Him (7) (Jesus Christ) if they have never heard about (7) Him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they hear (7) about Him (Jesus Christ) unless someone tells them?” Romans 10:14 (777777)
In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
Make Your (7) Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs (7) of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. (7) Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask (7) 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 (7) Jesus Christ is who He claimed to (7) be; that He was both fully God (7) and fully man and that we are (7) saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. (7) Put your trust in Him as your (7) only hope of salvation. Become a son (7) or daughter of God by receiving Christ. (7777777) 7×7
. . . “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 (7) with your heart and with your lips (7) 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.