1. John Rackliffe

    Amen! You must Elizabeth continue to speak truth no matter the consequences. Be strong in the LORD.

  2. John Rackliffe

    “They will get their wish when the Harpazo/Rapture of the church happens. Pray for our potentially left behind families and friends that they will wake up and seek Jesus before it is too late.” What if the LORD tarries and your family and friends die in their sin, while you and I are praying for them? Prayer without action is noise. We must pray God opens their hearts and ears but we must love them with the preaching of the gospel even when we are shunned and or worse.
    Blessings and Courage to you Anne.

  3. anne

    They will get their wish when the Harpazo/Rapture of the church happens. Pray for our potentially left behind families and friends that they will wake up and seek Jesus before it is too late. Just like in the days of Noah who was a preacher of righteousness kept on doing the Lord’s work though no one but 8 were saved. Our job is to be in full armor. First on the list is to ‘STAND’. Then, the Belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, and our feet shod for the preparation of the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God, Praying always and watching. Eph. 6:4-17. It is not against the law to give out the gospel though they threaten us, it is still part of our armor, even if it becomes against the law, we obey God not man. Lastly, Jesus said, “Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in the darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops, et. ” Matthew 10:26-28

  4. Victor

    To be sure, no wayward denominations or societies can be reformed. Our battle is for individual souls. Always has been. We must confront heresies and gospel distortions where ever they are encountered, which unfortunately is as prevalent in our own churches as in the one down the road…

  5. I just published a new article to my website late last night that goes along with this very timely article!

    I stand in agreement with you, and I will always keep you and God’s people at Lighthouse Trails in my prayers!

    With the love of Christ,
    C. Read

    The War Has Begun
    Published by C. Read on 2019-11-14

    On 16 Heshvan 5699 / 9-10 November 1938, 81 years ago, a wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms spread throughout Germany, annexed Austria, and in areas of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia recently occupied by German troops. The violence was instigated primarily by Nazi Party officials and members of the SA (Commonly known as Storm Troopers) and Hitler Youth.

    The rioters destroyed hundreds of synagogues, Jewish institutions and property throughout Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland; and killed and injured numerous Jewish people in the infamous night now known as Kristallnacht. Many synagogues burned throughout the night in full view of the public and of local firefighters, who had received orders to intervene only to prevent flames from spreading to nearby buildings. SA and Hitler Youth members across the country shattered the shop windows of an estimated 7,500 Jewish-owned commercial establishments and looted their wares. Jewish cemeteries became a particular object of desecration in many regions.

    Kristallnacht, literally, “Night of Crystal,” often referred to as the “Night of Broken Glass,” owes its name to the shards of shattered glass that lined German streets in the wake of the pogrom—broken glass from the windows of synagogues, homes, and Jewish-owned businesses plundered and destroyed during the violence. Some historians consider this to be the true beginning of the Holocaust in Europe. It was on that day in history that all Jews in Germany knew the Nazis were deadly serious about their threats to carry out their plans for the destruction of the Jewish people. Some had felt it might miraculously be thwarted, but on that date, all hope was lost. Today, 16 Heshvan 5780 / 13-14 November 2019, is the commemoration of that horrific event!

    In our present day, there are those in the church who have been taught that they will be raptured out of this world before the “Son of Perdition” is revealed, but that is not the truth according to the Scriptures. 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.”

    Only those who know and obey the Word of God will be providentially protected from that time of “great tribulation.” But for those who have rejected the truth, and have been believing the lies, especially in regard to the coming of the LORD, the “hour of temptation” that is to come upon all the world will be the last chance for mankind to make their stand for God and His truth. And then there will be no room for doubt as to who truly loves God and who does not.

    Several years ago, I did an extensive study on the passage that “pre-tribulation rapture theorist” bases their findings, and if you are a sincere truth-seeker I hope you will prayerfully consider what I am presenting. I have compared the Greek Text with a Greek dictionary, and have listed the English definition in the order they occur in the manuscript (without syntax employed).

    2 Thessalonians 2:1-12
    My Greek View
    by C. Read

    1 MGV. Beseech now you Brethren by the coming of God, our Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto Him,

    2 MGV. so it absolutely not suddenly shaken or disturb you, in his mind, nor be troubled either by spirit, or by word, nor by letter even as from us, as though impending, except it be the Judgment Day of Christ.

    3 MGV. Let absolutely no man seduce you wholly, by any means, not anyone, in any way, because unless there come, that defection from the Truth (the “Apostasy”), first, even to take the cover off the man that sin, the son that’s utterly doomed,

    4 MGV. who opposeth and exalteth above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he, in his temple of his “god,” as a god sitteth, shewing himself that he is a god.

    5 MGV. Not remember that yet when I was with you, these things I told you?

    6 MGV. Even now He holds down fast, know that for the purpose, that the cover be taken off this man in his own Appointed Time.

    7 MGV. That seeing that a mystery through silence imposed by initiation into religious rites, even now is active and efficient-that iniquity, only He holds down fast even now, until the half way point comes to pass.

    8 MGV. And then shall be revealed the Wicked, whom the LORD shall consume the spirit of his mouth Himself, and shall destroy with the manifestation of His coming Himself.

    9 MGV. Absolutely not, it is, except it be the Advent of Christ to punish Jerusalem, or finally the Wicked, after–or pertaining to, the effectual working of Satan, with all miraculous power and supernatural signs and extraordinary events to inspire wonder, falsely.

    10 MGV. And with all deceivableness of the unrighteousness in them that perish, because the love of the truth not received, that they be saved therewith.

    11 MGV. And for this cause therefore, shall send to them of God, strong delusion to those that believe they that lie,

    12 MGV. so that damned be all who do not believe the Truth, but officially sanction, approve, or authorize the injustice.

    If you are familiar with this passage, you will notice that there are words that seem to be missing from the text and words added to the text. All I did was read each Greek word and noted the English definition for it, and I am astounded at the picture that was painted!

    All of this completely dismantles the false teaching of the “Rapture,” which has been taught as an indisputable fact by innocent, and some not so innocent, people. I Am certain this lie originated with evil men, but what is so disconcerting is “good men” are keeping it going!

    This passage from Thessalonians as presented herein, is so far removed from what is being taught by “learned men,” and it is time for the Truth to be proclaimed from the housetops!

    The War Has Begun! And the most important thing to consider on the commemoration of when the Enemy sought to destroy God’s people is, Whose Side You are On. Christ or anti-Christ?

    End of article

    There will come a Day when it will all be over, and depending on whose side we are on WILL determine our final destiny!

    The “once saved always saved “ theory is a farce, just like so many other things Satan has led people to believe… the ONLY truth we must hold onto is the Holy Word of God–without the poison and the lies!

    I love you! You all are in my prayers! 💕

    With the love of Christ,
    C. Read

  6. John J

    There has always been enmity between God’s people and the rest; surely, as time is running out, the war against true Christians (the born-again variety, as per the only Gospel) will intensify. Since the Parliament of World Religions and others are clueless (mostly) about what a born-again Christian is, they will go after anything that says “Christian.”
    However, the war is from inside the “churches” too, as that’s where Satan and his false preachers and fake “angels of light” are most productive. So, in this war and uncertain times, dear souls remember this: “God will not forsake us. Jesus’ work regarding our salvation is done, and nothing, not false doctrines of men, or wannabe parliaments would be able to snatch you from our Savior’s hand. So, stand firm and spread the only gospel, regardless. And fear not.

  7. Elizabeth Bennett

    Either friends and family are unaware of the apostasy or refuse to believe me when I tell them what is happening. Sometimes we have to stand alone.

  8. Sharon

    Thank you so much for this article, it was just what I needed to see today. I have been a Lighthouse Trails reader since 2003, and I have been blessed countless times by your biblical, gospel-centered approach to worldly concerns. So many times when I’ve felt sorry for myself, feeling all alone in my frustration with the changes taking place in the church, you have come out with a relevant article and I am once again struck with profound thankfulness to God for you, your writers, your readers and supporters!! God bless you all for your encouragement to keep pressing on.

  9. Dawn Ory

    Wonderful article, and of truth!!!……we the remnant will occupy till He comes, we pray for strength and to endure till at last His face we see!!! My lamp is full!!

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