Recently, a friend and neighbor passed away. Rachael was a solid Christian, yet I was not aware of underlying problems. For instance, never having been in her apartment, I didn’t know she was a level 3 hoarder. One thing about going through a hoarder’s home is you find hidden gems. I offered to take her Christian books and give them away to friends. Consequently, in going through them, I discovered a Bible Prophecy book. What made this book different, is that it was written in 1920. For a book that’s 104 years old, it’s in excellent condition.
Fascinated as I am with Bible Prophecy, as I read it, it occurred to me since it was written in 1920, by Rev. Clarence Larkin from Philadelphia, PA, it was pure and uncontaminated by modern-day Bible Prophecy preachers. Face it, when reading contemporary prophecy books or watching preachers on YouTube, you don’t know who to believe! It took me years of my own personal study to feel confident in believing in “Pre-Millennialism”.
Pure Bible Prophecy
Pastor Larkin was a trained draftsman and he sketched out charts explaining Bible Prophecy as written in the Bible. To give you an idea, among the 90 charts in the book we have…
- The Ages as Viewed from Different Standpoints
- The Mountain Peaks of Prophecy
- The Perspective of Prophecy
- 7000 Years of Human History
- Relation of Jew, Gentile and Church to Each Other
…to name just a few.
What is Pre-Millennialism?
The following is a reading from Pastor Larkin’s book. It is available at ChristianBooks Distributors (Affiliate Link)
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Any Time Now!
What amazes me is that Clarence Larkin clearly understood the immanency of the return of Jesus Christ 104 years ago! Yet, we’re still here. Jesus warned us in His Olivet Discourse in Mark 13, Luke 21, and Matthew 24 where He gives us a taste of what’s to come in the Last Days. He tells us…
Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately…Matthew 24: 7b-8 NLT
8 But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.
Peter told us…
9 The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment.
11 Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live, 12 looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along. On that day, he will set the heavens on fire, and the elements will melt away in the flames. 13 But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness.
14 And so, dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen, make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in his sight.
15 And remember, our Lord’s patience gives people time to be saved.2 Peter 3:9-15 NLT
So, knowing Bible Prophecy and that the Rapture could happen at any minute, shouldn’t you be secure in your salvation?
If you’re not sure if you’re saved or not, if you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, feel His Shalom — a peace that surpasses all understanding, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven after you die, or that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, which can happen at any moment, this is what you have to do…
Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.
- Believe — have Faith — that Jesus is the Christ and He died taking your sins away forever and that He rose from the dead 3 days later.
- Repent of your sins — stop sinning! Do a complete 180-degree turn in your life and surrender your life to Him. When you ask Jesus to forgive you He will. ALL your sins will be wiped clean — past, present, and future! And All means ALL!
- Be Baptized by water baptism — show the world and yourself that you have died to your old life and are born again in Christ.
- Receive the gift of Holy Spirit in your heart.
Invite Jesus into Your Heart and Receive the Gift of Grace, Joy, Peace, and the Confident Hope of Eternal Life…
This blog and podcast is dedicated to Rachael Paez, I look forward to our reunion in Heaven, our Home!