Time Is Always On The Side Of Truth

Time is always on the side of Truth!
                                                                                                                           By Pastor F. M. Riley
                                                                                                                           May 31, 2014

    “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven,” Ecclesiastes 3:1. 

Introduction

    I have no idea who first uttered the statement which I have used for a title for this article, but I do know that King Solomon was inspired of God to write the Scripture text which I have used to introduce this article.  Both are profound statements, to which God’s people should take heed.
   Someone in the past also said, “Time is the great Equalizer.”  In other words, with the passing of time everything wrong is going to be made right, regardless of whether men [or women] believe it or not, or like it or not.  Praise the Lord!  Read also Galatians 6:7-8. 

Learning from Christian History

    In the past I devoted many hours, days, and weeks, to the study of Christian history.  In doing so, it was revealed to me the intense hatred that Satan has for the true church[es] of the Lord Jesus Christ, and for Bible believing Christianity. Satan hates the Lord’s churches and people so much that he was willing to go to any length to destroy them.  Christian history reveals that for the first three centuries of the Christian era, Satan used both the unbelieving Jews and the Roman Empire in an effort to wipe Bible believing Christianity from the face of the earth before Christianity hardly got started.  But as the inspired Word says, “There is a spirit in man…”  The more true believers were persecuted, the more determined they became to stand true and faithful to the Lord, many of them sealing their testimony for Christ with their own blood, and the ranks of Christianity swelled as more and more lost people turned to Christ for salvation and joined the ranks of the persecuted believers.  Glory to God! 
    Satan is the very epitome of wickedness, but he is not stupid, as some today would have us believe. Satan, seeing that he could not destroy the Lord churches and people by bitter persecution, decided to counterfeit the church and thereby destroy Christianity from within.  So in 313 A.D., Satan used the Roman Emperor, Constantine, to set up the Roman Heirarchy religion. Of course this new Heirarchy called itself “Christian” in order to deceive people into joining its ranks.  I do not mean to offend the deceived Catholic people who have devoted themselves to the Catholic religion, but there is nothing about Catholicism which is ”Christian” in a Biblical sense.  There never has been, and there never will be.  The so-called Holy Roman Catholic Heirarchy religious system is the counterfeit church established by the spirit of Satan himself for the express purpose of “rooting out” and destroying real Bible believing Christianity from the face of the earth.  This false religious system brought every pagan and heathen teaching and practice known to mankind together into one body, and still contains those teachings and practices within it today.  
    Once the Roman Heirarchy religious system had been established, this system turned against true believers and the Lord’s true churches with a vengeance, and the Dark Ages began.  For the next thousand years, until the time of the Protestant Reformation, the Roman whore religion burned, looted, raped, tortured, and murdered true Bible believing Christians and destroyed true churches of the Lord in order to establish itself as the one world religious system which desires to rule over all of mankind.  The goal of this Satanic religion has never changed!    
    Even some “prophecy teachers” today would have God’s people to believe that “the great whore” of Revelation 17 is simply “apostate Christianity.” Sic!  Nothing could be further from the truth. The Scriptures plainly portray the “whore” riding “the beast” to world power, Revelation 17:3-6.  Don’t fail to notice that verse 6 explicitly states that the woman “is drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.”  This refers to “the blood of the saints” which were brutally murdered during this present “dispensation of grace,” as well as the blood of those martyred on the
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earth following the rapture, who will turn to Christ immediately after the beginning of the Tribulation period.  See Revelation 6:9-11.  Folks, there is no place in the New World Order for God, Christ, the Bible, or Bible believing Christians or Christianity, and the old Roman whore religious system will do everything within her power to wipe out every trace of Bible believing Christianity after the beginning of the Tribulation period.
    This brief history which I have set before our readers is why for hundreds of years during the Dark Ages and right up until the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, it was commonly taught by our Christian forefathers that the prophesied future anti-christ would be a Roman Pope!  Oh yes it was!  Do some serious study of Christian history and check it out for yourself.  This teaching was only abandoned in true Christian churches in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s, when the “false teachings” of Post-millennialism and Preteristism began gaining popularity in the ranks of Christianity. Take heed!

My Personal Stand

    Because of my studies of Christian History, and Biblical truths, I too came to believe that a Roman Pope will be the prophesied anti-christ, just as was taught and preached by our Christian forefathers for hundreds of years beginning in the third century of this present Christian era.  My belief is what moved me to write my Bible Study entitled, A White Knight…??  Not hardly!”  This study points out the Scriptural marks which identify the Roman Pope as being the prophesied future “anti-christ.”  I will be glad to send copies of this study to any reader requesting them.
    Many “prophecy teachers” who have read my claim that a Pope would be the future anti-christ have shook their heads in disbelief.  But remember dear readers, “Time is always on the side of truth!” 

Current Breaking News

    On May 23, 2014, the Pope began a trip to the Middle East, in which he visited Jordan and Israel, making speeches about “peace” at every opportunity.  This is exactly what is prophesied about the coming anti-christ in Daniel 8:23-25 and 11:21.  Also in Revelation 6:1-2 the anti-christ is portrayed as a man coming on the world scene as a man of peace.  Sic!  Significantly, the numbers involved in the “date” the Pope left Rome to begin his Middle East tour directly connect his trip with the soon coming of Christ.  5th month, 23rd day, 14th year!  5+23+14=42.  “42” is the Bible number signifying “the coming of Christ.”   
    The Pope returned from the Middle East last week after having visited with the Jordanians, the Israelis and the Palestinians, and inviting a delegation from both Israel and the Palestinians to meet with him for a “summit conference” at the Vatican in Rome, Italy.  The Pope’s expressed desire [I don’t personally believe a word he has to say] is to achieve a state of “peace” between Israel and the Palestinians, by giving the Palestinians a nation of their own on a portion of the land given to Israel and the Jewish people by an “everlasting covenant” from the Lord God Himself.  See Exodus 19:1 and many other passages of Scripture in God’s inspired Word. 
    Oh, when is this “summit conference” to be convened?  I’m so glad you asked!  According to news reports, this “summit” will be convened at the Vatican on June 6, 2014.  Wow!  Glory to God!  Hallelujah! 
    Perhaps now all those “prophecy teachers” who think I am some kind of nut for believing that a Roman Pope could possibly be the predicted future anti-christ, may have to eat a little crow and re-think their own position. 
    Folks, June 6, 2014 is…..

    The Sixth month of the year                      6
  The Sixth day of the month                       6   =  666
  Friday, the Sixth day of the week              6
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    Folks, I didn’t have to strain or manipulate a thing to come up with this.  There it is staring every reader right in the face, and the three above statements about June 6th are undeniable!  But let’s not stop here!  Let’s now add the year number to this equation and see what we get. 
    6 + 6 + 6 + 14 = 32, the Bible number signifying “covenant; agreement.”   
    Considering the fact that the Day of Pentecost falls just two days later, on June 8, 2014, I highly suspect that “the covenant” of Daniel 9:27 will be “confirmed” at this “summit conference” on June 6th.  Then two days later on June 8th the “legal” authority to represent the Lord God on earth will be transferred from the Lord’s church back to the nation and people of Israel, exactly as prophesied in Joel 2:28-32.  This “legal” authority was transferred from Israel to the church in 30 A.D. by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost as recorded in Acts 2.  Then what better time to transfer “legal” authority back to Israel, by another pouring out of the Holy Spirit on the 144,000 Jewish “remnant,” on the Day of Pentecost on June 8th, 2014?  Glory to God!  Hallelujah! 

The Pre-Tribulation Resurrection and Rapture

    But what about the Pre-tribulation resurrection and rapture of New Covenant believers?  Yes, what about it?  Since everything else prophesied in the Scriptures is coming together in perfect order, then why not the resurrection and rapture on the same day the transfer of “legal” authority is returned to Israel?  Or even on the day following, when the numbers involved add up to “29,” the Bible number signifying “to depart, leave, or go out?”   
    This “date” of June 8, 2014 is without question prophetically significant. June 8, 1967 was the day that the Six Day War ended when the nations of Jordan and Egypt agreed to a ceasefire with Israel. It was also the day when thousands of Jews poured into Jerusalem, rejoicing and dancing in the streets and praising the God of Israel for restoring possession of Jerusalem and the holy Temple Mount back to His covenanted people.  Are you listening?  Are you studying?  Are you “watching and praying” like the Lord God Himself commanded His discriples to do?  Hello!

Conclusion

    No, I do not know the exact “date” when the Lord is coming for us who are New Covenant believers, but I do know that His coming is close at hand.  Why?  Because every “sign” which the inspired Word indicated would precede the Lord’s coming at the rapture, has been fulfilled or is being fulfilled RIGHT NOW!  Without apology to any man, I believe God’s Word!
    Folks, the Lord God is mercifully giving His people and lost seeking souls the final warnings before He comes.  Do our readers have spiritual discernment enough to see this truth?  Is every reader of this study READY to meet the Lord when He comes?  Remember, the Lord Himself said, “Many will say unto Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name, and in Thy name have cast out demons? and in Thy name done many wonderful [miraculous] works? 
    And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity,” Matthew 7:22-23. 
    Dear readers, more is required for one to be a true believer than merely a vain “profession” and membership in some church or religious organizationWhether some like it or not, the only way of salvation is through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as your own personal Savior, John 3:16; 3:36; 5:24; 14:6; Acts 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 10:8-13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5.  I would like to meet every reader in glory when the Lord comes for us.  Please don’t disappoint me! 

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    Again, I thank each reader who has made this ministry possible for the past five years with your prayers and gifts.  May your rewards be great in glory. 
    Please address all comments, questions, and correspondence to:  Pastor F. M. Riley, Last Call Gospel Ministry, 184 County Road 108, Harrisburg, Missouri 65256, or to: fmr7sngn@centurylink.net

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