2012 and the "END TIMES"
Re: 2012 and the "END TIMES"
So many people are afraid of what is going to happen next
in this all-of-a-sudden very-uncertain world and wondering
about not only all the doomsday predictions
but also the "End Times" prophecies found in the Bible
both in the Old (Jewish Torah) Testament as well as the New Testament.
HOPE 
  
I happened to read these Scriptures this morning and
realized there are many people, like me, who need to hear God's promises
  that are found in the passages that say "the TIME is COMING...."
                              

John 5:19-30 (New Testament)                                                                                                                                                                        
(Jesus speaking shown in rust)

19
So Jesus answered them by saying, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, 

the Son is able to do nothing of Himself (of His own accord); but
He is able to do only what He sees the Father doing,
for whatever the Father does is what the Son does
in the same way [in His turn]. 

20
The Father dearly loves the Son and discloses to (shows) Him everything that He Himself does.
And He will disclose to Him (let Him see) greater things yet than these,
so that you may marvel and be full of wonder and astonishment. 

21
Just as the Father raises up the dead and gives them life [makes them live on],
even so the Son also gives life to whomever He wills and is pleased to give it. 

22
Even the Father judges no one,
for He has given all judgment (the last judgment and the whole business of judging)
entirely into the hands of the Son,


23  so that all men may give honor (reverence, homage) to the Son
just as they give honor to the Father.
[In fact] whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, Who has sent Him. 

24 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the person
whose ears are open to My words [who listens to My message]
and believes and trusts in and clings to and relies on Him Who sent Me
has (possesses now) eternal life.
And he does not come into judgment
[does not incur sentence of judgment,
will not come under condemnation], but 

he has already passed over out of death into life.

25 Believe Me when I assure you, most solemnly I tell you,
the time is coming and is here now when 
the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God
and those who hear it shall live. 

26  For even as the Father has life in Himself and is self-existent,
so He has given to the Son to have life in Himself and be self-existent. 

27 And He has given Him authority and
granted Him power to execute (exercise, practice) judgment
because He is a Son of man [very man]. 
 

28 Do not be surprised and wonder at this,
for the time is coming when all those who are in the tombs shall hear His voice,  

29 and they shall come out –
those who have practiced doing good [will come out] to the resurrection of [new] life,
and those who have done evil will be raised for judgment [raised to meet their sentence].  
[Dan. 12:2]

     Daniel 12:1-3 (Old Testament)

     AND AT that time [of the end] Michael shall arise,
     the great [angelic] prince who defends and has charge of your [Daniel's] people.
     And there shall be a time of trouble, straitness, and distress such as never was
     since there was a nation till that time

     But at that time your people shall be delivered,
     everyone whose name shall be found written in the Book [of God's plan for His own].

     And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake:
     some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting contempt and abhorrence. [John 5:29.] 

     And the teachers and those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament,
     and those who turn many to righteousness (to uprightness and right standing with God)
     [shall give forth light] like the stars forever and ever. [Matt. 13:43.]

30 I am able to do nothing from Myself [independently, of My own accord –
but only as I am taught by God and as I get His orders].
Even as I hear, I judge [I decide as I am bidden to decide.
As the voice comes to Me, so I give a decision],
and My judgment is right (just, righteous), 

because
I do not seek or consult My own will
[I have no desire to do what is pleasing to Myself, My own aim, My own purpose] 

but only the will and pleasure of the Father Who sent Me. 


Jeremiah 29:11-13 (Old Testament)  (God's Plan and Promise)

For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord,
thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil,
to give you hope in your final outcome. 

Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you. 

Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me 
when you search for Me with all your heart. [Deut. 4:29-30.]

                                

Scriptures quoted above are from the Amplified translation
of the Bible, taken  from http://www.lockman.org/

The Word of God is found in the Bible and is universal –  meaning
it applies to all of us on the planet, including those residing in:

as well as everyone else in the world whose country is not listed above.  :)

posted 1/8/13 by Carol Rycraft 


More reasons for HOPE

DEUTERONOMY 4: 29-30
(Old Testament)

Moses speaking to the Israelites about The Ten Commandments


29  But if from there you will seek (inquire for and require as necessity) the Lord your God,
{then} you will find Him
if you [truly] seek Him with all your heart [and mind] and soul and life.

30 When you are in tribulation and all these things come upon you,


31 For the Lord your God is a merciful God;
He will not fail you or destroy you
or forget the covenant of your fathers, which He swore to them {the people of Israel}. 39 Know, recognize, and understand therefore this day 
and turn your [mind and] heart to it
that the Lord is God in the heavens above and upon the earth beneath;
there is no other. 40 Therefore you shall keep His statutes and His commandments, which I command you this day{*},
that it may go well with you and your children after you and
that you may prolong your days in the land {the land of Palestine} which the Lord your God gives you forever. *Click here for The 10 Commandments

ZEPHANIAH 3: 17
(Old Testament) 

The Lord your God is in the midst of you,a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]!;He will rest [in silent satisfaction] andin His love He will be silentand make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them];. 

He will rejoice over you with joy



He will exult over you with singing

JOHN 3:16
(New Testament) 

For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world
that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son,
so that
whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him
shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) 
but have eternal (everlasting) life.

STAND UP
for what you believe!

Scriptures quoted above are
from the Amplified translation
of the Bible, taken  from 

http://www.lockman.org/




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