The Solid Rock of Christ
Penned By: Kevin K O’Connor
Date penned: Sep 05, 2017
Thought: To pen the thoughts that those going through the fiery furnace of God’s judgments need to hear
Scriptural Springboard: Heb 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. Heb 12:25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: Heb 12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. Heb 12:27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Heb 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: Heb 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
I heard a statement once by a Sunday school teacher about 35 years ago which is; the world’s idea of peace is ‘the absence of troubles’, God’s is ‘calm amidst the troubles’. I feel that the greatest opportunity to witness is when all hell is breaking loose and the world is falling down around us. That is when Truth is clearly seen and the fluff of prosperity teaching shows itself as being totally worthless.
Christ is the Rock that cannot be shaken! He will hold fast while all else falls away. The time for judgment and soon God’s wrath has finally come to this sin-sick world. And, while we’re seeing the birth pains of God’s wrath about to be birthed (as soon as the bride of His Son is removed) then and only then will the full force of His wrath finally be realized within this world. All of the earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanoes, weather to the extreme, and any other natural phenomena are just precursors to what’s just ahead. He’s allowing all this to happen so that those with eyes to see and ears to hear may turn to Him for His mercy and His deliverance. Those who just poo-poo the warnings as they have the many over the last few years, will be left to face God’s wrath.
As those that are His watch with horror these final birth pains happening, instead of being gripped with fear, our hearts are bursting at the seams knowing that God is getting ready to raise the dead of all those who have died in Christ and then ‘catch up’ the remaining ‘wise virgins’ of His into His Kingdom for a celebration that this world could never even dream of! Those that have fallen on the Rock of Christ and who have allowed Him to put to death the old foul nature are bracing for Joys unspeakable while the world is bracing for the most horrific terrors its ever known!
He came the first time as the suffering servant Who gave His life as a ransom for many, He’s returning the next time as the Conquering King to judge those who refused His Eternal Gift of salvation. Those of His that are ‘wise’ will escape the fiery furnace of His wrath upon this sin-sick world. Those of His that are ‘foolish’ will unfortunately be allowed to enter into it and thus find that their only hope to enter into God’s rest will be to resist the mark of the beast and thus have their heads removed from their shoulders. Those that read this and who have refused to prepare themselves as the wise virgins had in Matt 25:1-13 upon reading this will more than likely become angry and say that this is a works based ‘penning’. No, it’s basically a ‘fruit’ based one. He’s getting ready to curse the tree that had no fruit on it and throw it into the fiery furnace; Joh 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
Those within this nation have been fed such a steady diet of ‘believe in Jesus and be saved’ (Eph 2: 8&9) while neglecting Christ’s own words to go and ‘sin no more’ and Eph 2:10 which describes WHY we are saved freely by Grace through Faith, ‘unto good works’! Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. This ‘steady diet’ of teaching only part of what Christ was teaching has produced such a lopsided understanding so that as soon as someone, such as this ‘penning’, brings His WHOLE message to light and that is saved to bear fruit NOT to go and live as our old nature has always done, that all they know how to do is become angry and start quoting scripture on faith while neglecting those scripture that talk about ‘why’ we are saved, to go and sin no more. These will be the ones who say at the judgment ‘Lord, Lord haven’t we cast out devils in Your name and done great and mighty works?!’ Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Another great parable that shows how clearly we are saved to bear fruit “faithfully” and not just temporarily is in the parable of the seed and the soil; Mat 13:3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; Mat 13:4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Mat 13:5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: Mat 13:6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. Mat 13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: Mat 13:8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. Mat 13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. So while some seed never even makes it into the soil and thus faith is never even noticed, other seeds actually make it in BUT, because of either not enough depth of soil OR the cares of this life choking out the life that had begun, that soil while having begun, due to poor quality of soil, it doesn’t KEEP that which was entrusted to it, thus it was considered poor soil. Here again, those ONLY fed faith in Christ and NOT ‘why we are saved’, ‘to bear fruit’, will read this and once again, only be angry and start quoting many faith only based scriptures without WHY we are saved, to go and sin no more!
Fortunately, God’s wrath is almost here, and once Jesus removes His bride (only the wise virgins, NOT the foolish ones) there can be no ground to stand on, for the reality of the situation will speak for itself with those quoting a lopsided understanding of God’s Word, being left behind and wondering ‘what happened?!’. God will not be mocked, obedience to His Word is what is love, not just a name it and claim it relationship; Joh 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
Heavenly Father, thank You that the time of Your wrath upon this sin-sick world and the removal of Your wise virgins is almost here, may You ever help those being taught partial truths to hear Your Word in its entirety, for it’s in the Everlasting, Glorious, and Matchless Name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
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