Monday, August 29, 2016

FOUR DOWN - THREE TO GO

I.  The Lamb of God (Jn. 1:29)
Leviticus 23:5 - "In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD's Passover."
1 Corinthians 5:7 - "Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened.  For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us."
II.  The Bread of Life (Jn. 6:35)
Leviticus 23:6 - "And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread."
Hebrews 4:1 - "For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin."
III.  The Resurrection and the Life (Jn. 11:25)
Leviticus 23:10-11 - "Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the Firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:  And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it."
1 Corinthians 15:20 - "But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become The Firstfruits of them that slept."
IV.  Christ, the Head of the Church (Eph. 5:23)
Leviticus 23:15-17 - "And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be complete:  even unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath shall ye number fifty days (the Feast of Pentecost); and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.  Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD."
Acts 2:1, 47 - "And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place."  "...And the Lord added to the Church daily such as should be saved.
V.  The Rapture & the Gathering of Israel? (Dan. 9:27; 1 Cor. 15:52; 1 Th. 4:16)
Leviticus 23:24 - "Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets (the Feast of Trumpets), an holy convocation."
VI.  The Tribulation? (Dan. 9:27; Mt. 24:15-28; Rev. 13 - 19)
Leviticus 23:27 - "Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a Day of Atonement:  it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD."
VII.  The Millennial Kingdom? (Rev. 20:1-15)
Leviticus 23:34 - "Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD."

Note the question marks on the last three Feasts of the Lord. 
I do not claim to know the events they represent! 
Christ literally fulfilled the first four, and He will literally fulfill the last three! 
I do not believe the Church will be here for them!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

THE CHURCH IS ABOUT TO BE "SNATCHED!"

The Greek word ἁρπάζω (harpazō), is defined as:  to seize, carry off by force; to seize on, claim for one's self eagerly; to snatch out or away."  In other words, ἁρπάζω describes a "taking by force."  It appears thirteen times in thirteen verses in the New Testament.  They are:

*  Matthew 11:12 - "And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force."
Matthew 13:19 - "When any one heareth the Word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart.  This is he which received seed by the way side."
*  John 6:15 - "When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take Him by force, to make Him a king, He departed again into a mountain Himself alone."
*  John 10:12 - "But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep."
*  John 10:28-29 - "And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.  My Father, which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father's hand."
*  Acts 8:39 - "And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing."
Acts 23:10 - "And when there arose a great dissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them, and to bring him into the castle."
2 Corinthians 12:2-4 - "I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.  And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter."
*  1 Thessalonians 4:17 - "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."
Jude 1:23 - "And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh."
*  Revelation 12:5 - "And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne."

It is because the same word is used in Revelation 12:5, that some have come to the conclusion that the "man child" does not refer to Jesus Christ; Christ ascended - He was not taken by force.  Acts 1:9 reads:  "And when He had spoken these things, while they beheld, He was taken up; and a cloud received Him out of their sight."  The Greek word used here is ἐπαίρω (epairō), and although it is passive action, it is used to describe a willingness to go, rather than to be taken by force.  I do not know exactly what takes place in Revelation 12, but it cannot be "the Church," as we are pictured as be taken via the Rapture (Ch. 4:1).  What I do know, is that born again believers will soon be leaving this rotten world (Jn. 14:1-3; 1 Cor. 15:50-54; 1 Th. 4:16-17; Rev. 3:10; etc.)!

Today would be just fine with me!

IF I DON'T HUMBLE MYSELF, GOD WILL!

"Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall."
(Proverbs 16:18)!

*  Exodus 10:3 - "And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before Me?"
*  Deuteronomy 8:2 - "And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee...."
*  1 Kings 21:29 - "See thou how Ahab humbled himself before Me?  Because he humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his days...."
*  2 Kings 22:19 - "Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD...and wept before Me; I also have heard thee, says the LORD."
*  2 Chronicles 7:14 - "If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
*  Job 22:29 - "When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and He shall save the humble person."
*  Psalm 10:17 - "LORD, Thou hast heard the desire of the humble:  Thou wilt prepare their heart, Thou wilt cause thine ear to hear...."
*  Proverbs 16:19 - "Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud."
*  Isaiah 2:11 - "The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day."
*  Micah 6:8 - "He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"
*  Matthew 18:4 - "Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven."
*  Luke 14:11 - "For whosoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted."
*  Philippians 2:8 - "And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."
*  Colossians 3:12 - "Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering...."
*  James 4:10 - "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up."
*  1 Peter 5:5 - "Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder.  Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resists the proud, and giveth grace to the humble."

"That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow....
And that every tongue should confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
(Philippians 2:10-11)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

THE BELIEVER'S RELATIONSHIP TO GOD

יְהֹוָה (Yĕhovah)

The Hebrew word translated "LORD" 6510 times in the Old Testament, is also translated "GOD" four times, and "Jehovah" four times.  The KJV also translates it "I AM THAT I AM" and "I AM."

Exodus 3:13-15 - "And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is His name?  What shall I say unto them?  And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and He said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.  And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you:  this is My name forever, and this is My memorial unto all generations."

Exodus 6:2-3 - "And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I AM the LORD:  and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by My name JEHOVAH was I not known to them."

Psalm 83:18 - "That men may know that Thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth."

Isaiah 12:2 - "Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid:  for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation."

Isaiah 26:4 - "Trust ye in the LORD forever:  for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength."

θεός (theos)

The Greek word translated "God" 1343 times in the New Testament.

πατήρ (patēr)

The Greek word translated "Father" 263 times in the New Testament.

ἀββα (abba)

This Greek word is not translated in the New Testament.  "Abba" appears three times, and is always followed by πατήρ (patēr):  it is used in prayer and it indicates a "child-to-Father" relationship.

Mark 14:36 - "And He  said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto Thee; take away this cup from Me:  nevertheless not what I will, but what Thou wilt."

Romans 8:15 - "For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father."

Galatians 4:6 - "And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father."

BEING BORN AGAIN MAKES US A CHILD OF OUR HEAVENLY FATHER!

Friday, August 26, 2016

THERE'S TRIBULATION AND THERE'S THE TRIBULATION

In Matthew 4:8-9, Satan tried to tempt Jesus to worship him:  "...the devil took Jesus up into an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and said unto Him, All these things will I give to You, if You will fall down and worship me."  Note that Jesus didn't tell Satan that he couldn't give Him what he did not "own," for this world is the "property" of Satan (Jn. 12:31; 14:30; 16:11; Eph. 2:2; 6:12; etc.).  Paul wrote:  "In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them" (2 Cor. 4:4).  Jesus responded by saying:  "...Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt you serve" (Mt. 4:10)!

Like Jesus, born again believers are constantly under the attack by unbelievers and by Satan himself.  Jesus even told His disciples that they need to continually pray that God will "... lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from (the evil one)..." (Mt. 6:13)!  Paul wrote this word of encouragement:  "There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man:  but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it" (1 Cor. 10:13)! 

Because Jesus said, "...In the world you shall have tribulation:  but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world" (Jn. 16:33), many believe born again believers will have to  experience "The Tribulation" (Mt. 24:21, 29), (a.k.a. "The Seventieth Week of Daniel" - Dan. 9:27; and "The Time of Jacob's Trouble - Jer. 30:7).  That is not true.  The following passages teach that born again believers will not be here when that horrible time begins:

* John 14-1-3 - "Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in Me.  In My Father's house are many mansions:  if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there you may be also."
* 1 Corinthians 15:51-54 - "Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 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.  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.  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."
* 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 - "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.  Wherefore comfort one another with these words."
* 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10 - "For God has 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." 
* Revelation 3:7, 10 - "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things said He that is holy, He that is true, He that hath the key of David, He that opens, and no man shuts; and shuts, and no man opens....because you have kept the Word of My patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth."

Beg people to trust in Jesus Christ while there is still time!





LUKE 24:47 - REPENTANCE AND REMISSION

REPENTANCE

Some form of the word "repent" appears sixty-six times in the New Testament.  "Repent" means to have a change of mind (Acts 20:21); to turn from one's sinful way of life, and to begin living for the Lord (Heb. 6:1); to have a godly sorrow for one's sins (2 Cor. 7:10); it is evidence of one being converted (saved - Acts 3:19); it is foundational, along with faith, that saves (Heb. 6:1).  Repentance is as necessary to salvation, as is the remission of sins (Lk. 24:47).  Here are just sixteen examples of the importance of repentance:

* Matthew 4:17 - "From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
* Matthew 9:13 - "...I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
* Mark 6:12 - "And they went out, and preached that men should repent."
* Luke 13:3 & 5 - "...except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."
* Luke 15:10 - "... there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth."
* Luke 24:47 - "...repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem."
* Acts 2:38 - "...Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins...."
* Acts 3:19 - "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out...."
* Acts 11:18 - "...Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life."
* Acts 20:21 - "Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ."
* Romans 2:4 - The goodness of God leads people to repentance.
* Romans 11:29 - "...the gifts and calling of God are without repentance."
* 2 Corinthians 7:10 - "...godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation...."
* Hebrews 6:1 - "...not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God."
* 2 Peter 3:9 - "The Lord is... not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."

REMISSION OF SINS

"Remission" refers to the finished work of Jesus Christ on our behalf.  Jesus shed His blood (gave His life - Lev. 17:11) as payment for the sins of the world (1 Jn. 2:2)!  "Remission" appears ten times in the New Testament; here are four exceedingly important examples:
* Matthew 26:28 - "For this is My blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins."
* Luke 24:47 - "...repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem."
* Acts 10:43 - " To Him give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins."
* Hebrews 9:22 - "...without shedding of blood is no remission (of sins)."

GOD'S LOVE IS DEMONSTRATED BY HIS SON'S REMISSION OF OUR SINS!
OUR LOVE IS DEMONSTRATED BY WILLINGNESS TO OBEY JESUS!




Thursday, August 25, 2016

GOD'S LAW POINTS TO GOD'S GRACE

CAN A PERSON BE SAVED BY OBEYING GOD'S LAW?
The purpose of the Law was never meant to explain how one becomes a child of God, but it was given to convince man that he, being unable to keep the whole Law, was in need of a Savior.  The Apostle Paul wrote:
Galatians 3;21-26 - "...if there had been a Law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the Law.  But the Scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.  But before faith came, we were kept under the Law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.  Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.  But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.  For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus."

And, just as all mankind was marked for death by the sin of one man, Adam, and because we are like him, we all sin, so too is the free gift of salvation offered because of the One Who never sinned (Heb. 4:15).  Again, Paul wrote:  
Romans 5:17-19 - "For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.  Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of One the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.  For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One shall many be made righteous."
2 Corinthians 5:21 - "For He hath made Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him."

The Law was not given that man could earn eternal life, but was given to point us to Jesus Christ!   Did Jesus fulfill the Law?  Of course He did!  In Matthew 5:17, Jesus said,  "Think not that I am come to destroy the Law, or the Prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill."  If anyone was to be saved from the penalty of sin, someone had to fulfill the Law!  Jesus did!  We are told in Hebrews 4:15 - "For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin."  Jesus fulfilled the whole Law for us!

Romans 4:1-5 - "What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?  For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.  For what saith the Scripture?  Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.  Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.  But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness."

SALVATION IS A GIFT TO ALL WHO ACCEPT JESUS AS LORD!
Romans 6:23 - "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Ephesians 2:8-9 - "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  not of works, lest any man should boast."

"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."


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

THE BIBLE SAYS "THERE IS NO GOD"

People who claim that their church is the one true church, frequently use the Bible to prove they are right and everyone else is wrong.  After all, they say, "Isn't the Bible the Word of God?"  Of course it is, and every jot and tittle is true (Mt. 5:18).  The Apostle Paul wrote, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" (2 Tim. 3:16).  But unfortunately, men have a way of taking God's Word out of context, and when one does that, it can literally become a tool of Satan!  Here are a dozen verses that say THERE IS NO GOD! 

Deut. 32:39 - "See now that I, even I AM He, and THERE IS NO GOD with Me:  I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal:  neither is there any that can deliver out of My hand."
1 Kgs. 8:23 - "And he said, LORD God of Israel,THERE IS NO GOD like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with Thy servants that walk before Thee with all their heart."
2 Kgs. 1:16 - "And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron, is it not because THERE IS NO GOD in Israel to inquire of His Word?  Therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die."
2 Kgs. 5:18 - "And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that THERE IS NO GOD in all earth, but in Israel:  now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant."
2 Chr. 6:14 - "And said, O LORD God of Israel, THERE IS NO GOD like Thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, and shewest mercy unto Thy servants, that walk before Thee with all their hearts."
Ps. 14:1 & 53:1 - "The fool hath said in his heart, THERE IS NO GOD.  Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity:  there is none that doeth good."
Isa. 44:6, 8 - "Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and His redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside Me THERE IS NO GOD.  Fear ye not, neither be afraid:  have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it?  Ye are even My witnesses.  Is there a God beside Me?  Yea, THERE IS NO GOD; I know not any."
Isa. 45:5, 14, 21 - "I AM the LORD, and there is none else, THERE IS NO GOD beside Me:  I girded thee, though thou hast not known Me.  Thus saith the LORD, The labor of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine:  they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, THERE IS NO GOD.  Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together:  who hath declared this from ancient time?  Who hath told it from that time?  Have not I the LORD?  And THRE IS NO GOD else beside Me; a just God and a Savior; there is none beside Me."

JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE QUOTES THE BIBLE,
DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN THEY ARE TELLING THE TRUTH!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

AND YOU THINK THINGS ARE BAD NOW!

*  Genesis 49:1-2 - "And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.  Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father."
*  Isaiah 2:1-2 - "The Word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.  And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it."
*  Micah 4:1-2 - "But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.  And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for the Law shall go forth of Zion, and the Word of the LORD from Jerusalem."
*  Acts 2:16-21 - "But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; and it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:  and on My servants and on My handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy:  and I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke:  the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable Day of the Lord come:  and it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
*  2 Timothy 3:1-5 - "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:  from such turn away."
*  Hebrews 1:1-3 - "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by Whom also He made the worlds; Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the Word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high."
*  James 5:1-3 - "Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.  Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten.  Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire.  Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
*  2 Peter 3:3-10 - "Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of His coming?  For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.  For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the Word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:  whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:  but the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same Word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.  But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.  The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.  But the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."
BEFORE that great and notable Day of the Lord comes, 
Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.