By: Richard D. Eutsler, Sr.
Hear the word of the Lord, all of you who are called by His name! Wake up to the sound of the alarm! God has sent and is sending His Watchmen out into the World! We have entered into the days that the Apostle Paul spoke of:
2 Timothy 3
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
The time of the Great Tribulation is so close at hand! It will come to judge the world and all that live in it. But before God can judge the world, He must first judge the Church (1Peter 4:17). Beginning with the Pastors on down to the least of the believers. Hear me, all of you who have ears to hear: That time of judgment is here!
He is raising up His ministers who will preach the pure word of the Gospel! They will not compromise nor turn to the left hand or to the right. They overcome the devil by the Blood of the Lamb, the Word of their testimony and they love not their lives unto the death! (Rev. 12:11) They will not offer the sacrifice of ‘Cain’, but they will offer the pure sacrifice of ‘Abel’! They will not take the ‘cursed’ thing and say that it is holy! The first born must be cast out that the second born may receive the inheritance. Just as Ishmael was born first and of unbelief, so are we born into this world. Isaac was born of the promise! To him must the inheritance go. The old man is born in unbelief and the new man is born of the promise. This is why ye must be born again, so that the old man can pass away and the new man can live in Christ to receive the promise of the Father. The children of Israel who came out of Egypt, were the ‘First Born’. They perished in the desert in unbelief, they would not believe God and therefore did not receive of the inheritance. It was the second born that went over the river Jordan to possess the land! Our flesh is carnal and is of the first born. It can no more inherit the promises of God than can a pig fly! It is sold under sin by our father Adam, who although he knew God and heard the word at His mouth, disbelieved and sinned. And from Adam to now, all are under the curse of Adam. But the second Adam, even Jesus Christ, our Passover Lamb, who was slain for us and is seated at the right hand of The Father has redeemed us from the curse of the first Adam if we believe in Him and the work that He does for us! If you be of Christ, then you are hid in Christ until the promise of God, The Father, is made manifest. Then will we put off this corruptible body and put on that incorruptible body that is in Christ Jesus, being held for us in trust until the time appointed comes. O, how I would that you could see the simplicity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that you could enter into that rest that God has for those who believe and trust in Him and His redemption!
We are heading toward a ‘second’ Passover! Many today call it the ‘Rapture’, but they do not understand God’s Word and, for this reason, many will miss Jesus Christ when He comes in the air to receive unto Himself those that are covered by His Blood and redeemed from the curse of this world! Let me show you a thing:
Many of God’s people understand that the story of Lot being taken out of Sodom and Gomorrah shows a type and shadow of the church being taken out of the world before God’s judgment (The Tribulation) comes upon it and rightly so. But what is the significance of Lot’s wife to this story and what God wants His people to understand? Lot believed the Word of the Lord as spoken to him by the Angels and did not look back at the evil that he left behind. His wife on the other hand did look back and was turned to a pillar of salt. We too, like Lot, must look forward to the promise and not back at the things of this world. We must look at Jesus and His Salvation by His blood and not back at the works of the flesh. All of the works of the flesh are vain and puffed up unto pride and unbelief! The churches today are full of pride! They believe that all that they do pleases the Father and in truth, He can’t stand to look at it. Jesus said that not every one will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven but he who does the will of the Father which is in Heaven. (Matthew 7:21) The will of the Father is simple!
1. Believe on the name of the only begotten son of God! That simply means to believe what He said he did for you and to obey him.
2. Love God with all of your heart, soul, mind…. That is to put God first in your life above all else!
3. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Look at what He said in the next verse:
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
There are two important things to look at in verses 22 and 23:
1. They justify themselves by their works and what they have done! Not on what Jesus did for them! When the seventy came back they said:
17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
Then Jesus said:
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
It is through the power of Jesus Christ and His Word that the devils were subject to them. Not because of anything that they had done. Many, many Christians think and teach today that they have to be ‘worthy’ to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to do the works of Christ. But their idea of ‘worthy’ deals with the flesh and what they do, not with the Spirit and what God does though Jesus Christ!
2. They are workers of iniquity! The first worker of iniquity was Lucifer! He fell from Heaven because he thought that he could make himself to be like God! The second worker of iniquity was Cain. He offered that which was cursed to God for his sacrifice and not the perfect sacrifice, the blood of the lamb that was a symbol of Christ dying on the Cross for our sins!
Many today think that by keeping certain laws, rules, and dietary laws that they can make themselves worthy of God! They are all workers of iniquity! They have all gone the way of Cain! They will meet The God of Righteousness in their own pitiful excuse of holiness and He will turn them away! When you meet Jesus Christ, the Judge, your answer better be: I believed on the Name of the Only Begotten Son of God and His Blood to make me Righteous!
The other thing that I would have you to look at concerning Lot, is that he was a MAN! He was not a ‘bride’ taken out to meet her bridegroom, he was the friend of God! The church today, that thinks it is the ‘Bride of Christ’, is in for a big surprise! It shall be as Lot’s wife and will turn to a pillar of salt and be left behind! Nowhere in the King James 1611 version of the Holy Bible will you find the Church of Jesus Christ referred to as the ‘Bride of Christ’! Does not even scripture teach us that there must be two or more witnesses for anything to be established? Before we can believe and teach anything as a ‘Doctrine’ there must be two or more witnesses (Scriptures) to establish it as a Doctrine. New Jerusalem is the Bride of Christ! Not the Church! I would have you all to note one more thing. In Revelation Chapters 2 and 3, we find that there are seven (7) churches. Only one (1) of these is promised to be kept from the ‘hour of temptation’ that will come on all of the earth. The Tribulation! This is the church of brotherly love. Check out what Jesus Christ has to say about it!
In this second Passover, Jesus Christ Himself will come in the air and call those that belong to Him! They will be covered in His Blood and He will see it! At the sound of His voice they will ‘put off’ their corruptible body and ‘put on’ their new incorruptible body and meet Him in the air!
1 Corinthians 15:
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I have written this that some of you might know the truth and come to the full knowledge of Jesus Christ and what He is doing in these last days. Be not deceived! Jesus Christ is coming soon and He will not be looking for His Bride, but His Body! Even so, come Lord Jesus and Amen!
Richard D. Eutsler, Sr.