Stay In The Boat!!
In the end times the Bible says that the boat will rock and that many will become scared thinking that Jesus has left them.
Things are changing fast, my friend, especially with world religion. I have something to share with you today that is being touted by leaders of the Catholic Church. Hopefully, this is just the opinion of one man and not the entire Catholic Church, as a whole.
Before we take a further look, let’s look at the Bible for a minute and understand that when a person or group of people tell us something that causes us to wonder if it is true or not, we need to go to the Bible first to do a little reading to see, for sure, if it’s true or not. We simply cannot think it is okay to trust people.
Often times people give us their opinion or their interpretation of what they believe a text or portion of the Bible says, and it may not be true at all. Because we are living in the “time of the end” we need to be very careful when it comes to what we read and what we listen to. It may not always be the truth. And, we certainly do not want to be deceived.
We read in John 14: 1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye 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 ye may be also.”
Our Lord is not a liar. Sometimes we are not as honest as we should be; but, we can always count on Jesus as being honest and true. If He is lying to us, then He is a sinner. And, if He is a sinner, then He could not have died on the cross for us. “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.” II Corinthians 5:21 Jesus Christ was sinless, and He took our sins upon Himself and died for our sins, so that you and I can be made righteous because of what he did for us on the cross. If by faith we believe that Jesus died on the cross for us and surrender our lives to Him and repent of our sins, we can have eternal life. “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” Numbers 23:19 We can count on His promise to us. He will come back to get us.
“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.” II Peter 3:9 Jesus has not forgotten about us. But, He wants to take as many to heaven with Him as He can. We can’t wait until He comes to get us. We want out of this world as soon as possible. But, we have to be patient and trust Jesus. When the time is right, He will come. “His ways, are not our ways”. He is all wise. Perhaps He is allowing this world to continue on with the hope that more people will come to know Him. We want that too, don’t we? We should be praying, everyday, that more people surrender their lives to Him.
Our Lord was not a drunk. He never drank fermented wine during the time He lived and walked with us. The wine that he drank the night before His death on the cross with His disciples was “pure wine”, “pure fruit of the vine”. The same with the wedding in Cana of Galilee. The water pots He filled with “pure wine”, “pure fruit of the vine”. Fermentation is a symbol of sin. There was no sin in Jesus Christ. He always drank pure grape juice because He was pure.
May I suggest that you watch the video at the end of this Post entitled: “We Must Wake Up-End Time Events“.
Now on with the rest of the story I want to share with you today.
Jesus is NOT Coming Back by the Looks of it – Admits Vatican
See the full story here.
This is just one more sign of the coming of the Lord. And, one more reason that you and I need to keep our noses in the Bible with much prayer, daily.
Keep calm and serene because we are in a boat that is tossing and turning every which way. The storm is terrible, and we may think that our boat will sink; but, our Lord has promised to roll the boat ashore. This is just the beginning of the awful storm that our boat is entering into. We have been told by the Captain of our boat that we have nothing to fear, as long as we remain in the boat and keep our eyes focused on Him. Stay in the boat, friend, which means no matter what takes place in this world, you stay with Jesus (the Captain of our boat) until the end. We have nowhere else to go. No one cares about us like Jesus does, and not one can give us more than this life. He is our only hope.
The following texts reveal a true story regarding the Apostle Paul and those in a boat with him. This is a good lesson for us, today. We must remain faithful to our Lord and Savior right up until we see Him in the clouds of glory. We cannot turn away from Him. In just a few more months, we will see Him. Friend, stay in the boat (stick with Jesus).
“And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone; And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called The fair havens; nigh whereunto was the city of Lasea. Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them, And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives. Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul. And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west. And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete. But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon. And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive. And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat: Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven. And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship; And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship. And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away. But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss. And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship. For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee. Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me. Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island. But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country; And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms. Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day. And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship, Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved. Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off. And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing. Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you. And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat. Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat. And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls. And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea. And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they discovered a certain creek with a shore, into the which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship. And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore. And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves. And the soldiers’ counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape. But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose; and commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land: And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.” Acts 27:7-44
“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Matthew 24:13