left behind

If you are reading this article, then you are wondering why I am warning you.  In the title, I specify that this warning is to the “World.”  You see, I am not part of this world — I belong to Jesus Christ. I am in the world, but not of it.


Question: “How can believers be in the world, but not of the world?”

Answer: When we read of the “world” in the New Testament, we are reading the Greek word cosmos. Cosmos most often refers to the inhabited earth and the people who live on the earth, which functions apart from God. Satan is the ruler of this “cosmos” (John 12:31; 16:11; 1 John 5:19). By the simple definition that the word world refers to a world system ruled by Satan, we can more readily appreciate Christ’s claims that believers are no longer of the world—we are no longer ruled by sin, nor are we bound by the principles of the world. In addition, we are being changed into the image of Christ, causing our interest in the things of the world to become less and less as we mature in Christ.

Believers in Jesus Christ are simply in the world—physically present—but not of it, not part of its values (John 17:14-15). As believers, we should be set apart from the world. This is the meaning of being holy and living a holy, righteous life—to be set apart. We are not to engage in the sinful activities the world promotes, nor are we to retain the insipid, corrupt mind that the world creates. Rather, we are to conform ourselves, and our minds, to that of Jesus Christ (Romans 12:1-2). This is a daily activity and commitment.

We must also understand that being in the world, but not of it, is necessary if we are to be a light to those who are in spiritual darkness. We are to live in such a way that those outside the faith see our good deeds and our manner and know that there is something “different” about us. Christians who make every effort to live, think and act like those who do not know Christ do Him a great disservice. Even the heathen knows that “by their fruits you shall know them,” and as Christians, we should exhibit the fruit of the Spirit within us.

Being “in” the world also means we can enjoy the things of the world, such as the beautiful creation God has given us, but we are not to immerse ourselves in what the world values, nor are we to chase after worldly pleasures. Pleasure is no longer our calling in life, as it once was, but rather the worship of God.[1]

In 1983, I realized that I was a lost sinner. I realized that if I died at that moment, that I would go to hell. I wanted to go to heaven when I died. Some Christians I had met told me all about Jesus and how He died for me. That night was the most amazing night of my entire life.  God loved me! He wanted me to be in His family. How glorious is that? He forgave me of all of my sins. I realized that Jesus’ death on the Cross was payment for all sin – for whosoever would believe on Him and place their trust in Him.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).

Back to my warning to you if you are of the world. If you have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ, you can never say that again. You are reading it now. God does love you so much. He wants you to be in His family. Up till now, you have rejected Him. Only you know why you have not wanted to be part of God’s family. Perhaps you think that you will lose friends and even family.

I lost family. You see, I was brought up in a Jewish home. Most of my family have rejected me. My sisters have not spoken to me for almost 20 years.  Here is what Jesus says about that:

“Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law” (Luke 12:51-53).

Time is short. The Bible has hundreds of prophecies – many of which have already been fulfilled. But the prophecies in Revelation, Daniel and other places in the Word have yet to be fulfilled.

There is a time coming called the Tribulation. The Bible says that the horrific things that will happen in the world have never happened before, and will never happen again. The Church (of which I am a part) will be taken to heaven by Jesus Himself and then the Tribulation will begin.

God destroyed the earth except for Noah and his family. The account of this is in the Old Testament. God said that the thoughts of men and women were only evil continually, and that He was sorry that he had created them.  The human race had rejected their maker – the Lord. God is not responsible for all of the horrific things that happen on this earth. The Garden of Eden was perfection. There was no sin there. Adam and Eve walked with God and talked with Him. Everything was just as God wanted it to be.

But God created Adam and Eve in His image and He gave them free will  to choose good or evil.  Eve was deceived by Satan and Adam sinned willfully. Since that time this earth has been in chaos.  Tribulation is when God’s wrath will be poured out on all flesh for their sin and disobedience.

A man the Bible calls “Antichrist” will fool the world and many will worship him. They will receive his “mark” which shows that their allegiance will be to the Beast (Antichrist).  The Church will be gone (in heaven) as will children.  If you are left behind, you will suffer great affliction. The Bible says that people will want to die and will not be able to die.

After the tribulation begins, many  will realize that they missed the truth – that Jesus Christ is truly God, and that He is the Savior of the world. Those people will give their hearts to Jesus. They will be persecuted and slaughtered by the Antichrist for not worshiping him. After they are martyred, Jesus will receive them into His Kingdom.  This period of time will be the worst time ever seen on the earth.

Time is so short. The headlines which you read each day, regarding the Middle East, are simply God’s prophetic Word being fulfilled. No one knows the hour of the coming of Jesus Christ to rapture His Church!

Do you want to be here during this time?  You do not have to be here. You can stop right now – wherever you are and confess that you agree that you are a sinner to God, and repent of those sins. You can tell God that you want Him to be your Savior and that you trust Him for your Salvation.


Do NOT believe that there are many ways to God. There is ONE way:

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

There is no reincarnation. That is a lie from the devil. There is no such thing as Chrislam. That is also from the evil one.  The God of the Bible and Allah are NOT the same!

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9: 27).

I hope and pray that many who are of this world will take to heart the things I have said in this piece. Where you spend eternity will depend on whether you accept Jesus into your heart or reject Him.

His love for you knows no bounds, and He is waiting for you with open arms. No matter what you have done in this life, He is waiting to make you into a new person and take you into His family. I pray that you will open your heart to Him.

Blessings in Jesus


Pope Francis presides over the Holy Mass for the Assumption of Mary from the papal summer residence in Castelgandolfo south of Rome, August 15, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: RELIGION) - RTX12M6J
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (Revelation 13:18)

The Bible indicates that the number 666 is the number of the beast and “the number of a man” Revelation 13:18.

We have already discovered that the beast is a prophetic symbol for the Roman Catholic Church. Now, who is the man at the head of the beast what is the number of his name or title?

From the Roman Catholic Publication “Our Sunday Visitor”
“The letters inscribed in the Pope’s mitre are these: Vicarius Filii Dei, which is the Latin for the Vicar of the Son of God. Catholics hold that the church which is a visible society must have a visible head. Christ, before His ascension into heaven, appointed St. Peter to act as His representative. Upon the death of Peter the man who succeeded to the office of Peter as Bishop of Rome, was recognized as the head of the Church. Hence to the Bishop of Rome, as head of the Church, was given the title ‘Vicar of Christ.'” (View the original article Page 1, Page 2, Page 3)

Count the Number of His Name
The Bible indicates that we should count the number of his name. See the chart below:

V = 5
I = 1
C = 100
A = 0
R = 0
I = 1
U = 5*
S = 0 F = 0
I = 1
L = 50
I = 1
I = 1 D = 500
E = 0
I = 1

112 53 501 TOTALS = 666

From the Museo de Inquisicion at Lima, Peru

*Please note that the numeric value for the letter U and V are the same.

The picture of this placard was taken at the museum of the Inquisition in Lima Peru. Notice that the letter V is in the place where you would expect a U to be.

This is a common practice and even can be seen on many older buildings, especially court houses, throughout America.

To view other prophecies about the antichrist that are fullfilled by the Papacy click here: Fulfilled Prophecies

Healing of the Wound
The Bible indicates that the “deadly wound” which the Papacy received would be “healed” and once again its religious teachings would be forced upon the consciences of mankind.

“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.” Revelation 13:3

It seems hard to believe that religious beliefs could be forced upon the people of America, after all, we have the first ammendment to the constitution which protects religious liberty. But the recent trend of events are easy to see if one doesn’t want to bury their head in the sand. (See pictures below.)

The majority of justices in the United States Supreme Court are Roman Catholics.

Freedom of Conscience Threatened: The majority of justices(six) on the United States Supreme Court are Roman Catholics. The other three justices are Jewish. The Papacy is fast gaining the popularity, prestige, and power that it had during the dark ages. Its influence has recently been rapidly increasing in the courts and legislative halls of the most powerful nation in the world, America.

Friends, the final Bible prophecies are being fulfilled, the world is being prepared for the great religious test of Revelation 13, (see verses 16-17). You owe it to yourself, to your friends, and to your family to make a decision as to whose side you will be on, do it today please don’t delay. Don’t wait for the crisis to come, at that time it will be too easy and covenient to go with crowd.

John Brennan – a Roman Catholic, was sworn in with his hand on an original draft of the United States Constitution, dating from 1787 – The 1st ammendment that protects religious liberty was not enacted till 1791.

An Ominous Sign for Religious Liberty:
United States Vice President Joe Biden swears in CIA Director John Brennan in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on 8 March 2013.

Brennan, a graduate of the Roman Catholic Jesuit Fordham University, was sworn in with his hand on an original draft of the United States Constitution, dating from 1787.

NOTE: The 1st amendment that protects religious liberty was not enacted till 1791 and was not part of the document that was used in this official ceremony. “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive [his] mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:” Revelation 14:6-10

What Will Happen Next?
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.” Revelation 13:11

“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:15 [1]


OK, that’s not a real job, but he is seeking to lead the global conversation.

Pope Francis was addressing Congress but speaking to the world.
WASHINGTON — He hasn’t announced his candidacy.

Indeed, the job he seeks doesn’t really exist.

But shrewdly, methodically and with a showman’s flair, the soft-spoken, 78-year-old Argentinian Jesuit priest named Jorge Mario Bergoglio — Pope Francis — showed Thursday that he is running to become president of the planet.

He did so in a congressional ceremony of secular civic pomp in a massive legislative building that, after all, harks back to ancient Rome.

As devout as he is, and as focused on the faith and practice of the Catholic Church, Francis is also campaigning to lead public, secular, political discourse worldwide. He is arguing that the two realms of faith and politics are one, and that the moral and spiritual teachings of faith should inform and guide political decisions for “our common home.”

This is not a new idea, but it seems again a timely one. Francis’ own church sorely needs the refreshing input of world opinion. Secular leaders, meanwhile, are reviled and government itself seems to have lost any sense of moral purpose.

With the rope-line skills of Bill Clinton and the stagecraft mastery of Ronald Reagan, Francis is selling himself and his message in Washington like the political master that he is.

In his speech to the U.S. Congress — the first ever delivered by a pope — he never directly mentioned abortion. He defended the “family,” but didn’t specifically define it by gender or sexual preference. He didn’t speak of an assault on traditional Catholic or even Judeo-Christian culture.

That is so yesterday.

Instead, Pope Francis gave a 45-minute secular homily to Congress on the need for American lawmakers to honor communal morality drawn from the Catholic social gospel. In U.S. political terms, it was as if this man clad in simple white robes was leader of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.

He beseeched U.S. lawmakers — and, by extension, government leaders around the world — to use their temporal power to lift up those in extreme poverty, to fulfill promises of racial equality, to make peace with former ideological enemies, to welcome immigrants with open arms, to end arms sales and to save the ecology of the planet.

Francis singled out for praise and emulation Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton. It was a roster of heroes who, taken together, provide a template for government action on behalf of the dispossessed.

His approach draws on his roots. As a youth in Argentina, he had admired Juan Peron, whose brand of paternalistic, personality-cult socialism propelled him to power with increasingly enthusiastic backing of the Catholic Church. Today, Francis skillfully wields social media and his own popularity.

The pope’s challenge to Congress was theoretically bipartisan — indeed, universal — in nature.

But if conservatives in the House chamber had expected at least a few nods in their direction, they received next to none. Republicans applauded and stood politely when necessary. But it wasn’t their context, and, in purely political terms, he isn’t their pope. For Southern Republicans, it’s hard to imagine a less palatable list of heroes than the ones Francis listed.

The first pope from the Americas arrived in the United States just as its next presidential contest takes center stage, and he plunged right in to the debate, hitting on climate change, immigration and the refugee crisis.

Politically speaking, his “common good” theme has a sound defensive side: Moving the subject away from abortion, sexual orientation and gay marriage could also downplay the church’s own controversial record on matters of priestly behavior.

But the new emphasis on economics, race and social justice has another, broader aim: to win new converts in the developing world by offering to lead the armies of the poor and disadvantaged. To put it another way, he’s taking the church back to its original base.

Francis knows the demographics: In Latin America, Africa and elsewhere, the Catholic Church is in competition with Islam and Evangelical Protestantism.

The pope wants to win that battle, and Washington was one more stop on the campaign tour.[2]