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Letters from James, John, Peter, and Jude

Then the LORD appeared at the tent in a pillar of cloud, and the cloud stood over the entrance to the tent.

And the LORD said to Moses: “You are going to rest with your ancestors, and these people will soon prostitute themselves to the foreign gods of the land they are entering.

They will forsake me and break the covenant I made with them. And in that day I will become angry with them and forsake them; I will hide my face from them, and they will be destroyed.

Many disasters and calamities will come on them, and in that day they will ask, ‘Have not these disasters come on us because our God is not with us?’ And I will certainly hide my face in that day because of all their wickedness in turning to other gods.
Deuteronomy 31:15-18

It can’t end like this. The anointed leader and his mother. The corruption of the Church.

The Anti-Christ, the Anti-Madonna
The Anti-Christ, the Anti-Madonna

When the Holy Spirit begins speaking in code, you know things are getting bad…

The Elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth — and not only I but also all those who know the truth.
2 John 1:1

Once, Paul could use courtroom cleverness

When Paul noticed that some were Sadducees and others were Pharisees, he called out in the council, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. I am on trial concerning the hope of the resurrection of the dead.” When he said this, a dissension began between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided. (The Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, or angel, or spirit; but the Pharisees acknowledge all three.)
Acts 23:6-8

Now, the system isn’t so patient.

For the Lord’s sake be subject to every human institution, whether to the Emperor as the supreme authority or to governors sent by the Emperor to punish wrongdoers and praise those who do what’s right, for it’s God’s will that by doing good you’ll silence the ignorance of foolish people.
1 Peter 2:13-15

So many people have been lost, the old words themselves are hard to understand. Without the ability to as questions, what was he getting at, anyway…

Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.
2 Peter 3:15-16

Paul’s words, unclear… or we don’t want them clear…

For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:27-28

They echo… but what they echo…

The LORD will vindicate his people
and relent concerning his servants
when he sees their strength is gone
and no one is left, slave or free.
Deuteronomy 32:36

During the persecution there’s even confusion of the old bible, the Hebrew Bible. Is it this hard to find scripture anymore?

What happened when Moses died?

Then the Lord said to him, “This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when I said, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not cross over into it.”

And Moses the servant of the Lord died there in Moab, as the Lord had said. He buried him in Moab, in the valley opposite Beth Peor, but to this day no one knows where his grave is
Deuteronomy 34:4-6

Or was it something else?

Michael the Archangel, on the other hand, when we was disputing with the Devil over the body of Moses, didn’t take it upon himself to pronounce judgment on the Devil because of his blasphemies. Instead he said, “May the Lord rebuke you!”
Jude 1: 9

What do we know about Enoch?

When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch. After he became the father of Enoch, Jared lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Jared lived a total of 962 years, and then he died.

When Enoch had lived years, he became the father of Methuselah. After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years. Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.
Genesis 5:18-24

Or perhaps, there was something else…

It was about them that Enoch prophesied in the seventh generation after Adam when he said, “Behold, the Lord came with His myriads of angels to execute judgment upon all, to rebuke all the impious for all the ungodly acts they committed and for all the harsh words that unholy sinners have spoken against him.
Jude 1:14-15

And, if you can’t quite remember, whose words are these?

Or do you suppose that Scripture is nothing but empty words when it says, “The spirit dwelling with us is given to jealous desires”?
James 4:5

The persecution is cutting down the faith. Once Christ promised he would recognize the sheep and the goats.

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world

Matthew 25:31-34

But His own flock is suffering more

But if you suffer for being a Christian, don’t be ashamed! Rather, glorify God in that name. For it’s time now for the judgment, starting with God’s own household, and if it beigns with us, what will be the fate of those who refuse to believe God’s good news?
1 Peter 4:16-17

The Roman system, of humiliating cults by revealing them to be venal and corrupt, is working. Much of the leadership went along with the persecution for their own benefit.

My children, it’s the last hour. You’ve heard that Antichrist is coming and now many Antichrists have come, which is how we know that it’s the last hour. The came form us but they weren’t of us, for if they had been of us they would have remained with us.
1 John 2:18-19

The Church no longer even speaks well of itself

I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to assert his authority, doesn’t acknowledge us. Therefore, if I come I’ll bring up what he’s doing — making unjustified accusations against us!And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brethren and stops those who wish to welcome them and expels them from the church.
3 John 1:9-10

Worse, the movement that would metastasize into Islam is already active, emphasizing the Father alone

Who is the liar, if not whoever denies that Jesus is the Messiah? This is the Antichrist — whoever denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father, but however acknowledges the Son has the Father as well.
1 John 2:22-23

For certain persons who were long ago marked down for condemnation have snuck in under false pretenses. These impious men distort and change the love of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Lord and master, Jesus Christ.
Jude 1:4

What’s needed is action. The survival of the faith depends on people doing what is right, not just hearing, or reading, or speaking

This means a faith deeper than mere knowledge which can be forgotten.

Be doers of the word and not just hearers, who deceive themselves. For anyone who is a hearer of the word and not a doer is like a man observing his own face in a mirror, for he looks at himself, then turns away and at once forgets what he looked like. But the person who looks into the perfect law — the law of freedom – and sticks with it, who is not a forgetful hearer but a doer, he shall be blessed in his actions
James 1:22-25

These are dark times.


Prepare for the Fire of Heaven

This is the message we heard from him and which we announce to you — God is light and there is no darkness in him. You rejoice in this, although for a short time you may have to suffer various trials so that your faith, more precious even than perishable gold which is tested with fire, may be tested and shown worthy of praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:5-7

The End of Everything is at Hand

Rejoice, you nations, with his people,
for he will avenge the blood of his servants;
he will take vengeance on his enemies
and make atonement for his land and people.
Deuteronomy 31:43

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