A Message for the Church: Are You Ready to Die a Martyr’s Death?

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) - The F...

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) – The Flagellation of Our Lord Jesus Christ (1880) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This article is not meant to scare you but to let you think hard and consider the option of dying a martyr’s death if “rapture” doesn’t come on time before or during the great tribulation. I do not mean to argue with anyone whether or not “rapture” is a certain event which the Christians are holding on to, in the hope of escaping the severe persecution that is coming to the Body of Christ. The purpose of this article is to call for preparation, not by hoarding food and supplies, but preparation of the heart, mind and spirit that we may be able to stand in our faith and not renounce our Lord and Messiah Yeshua when faced with death by whatever means, even death by the sword, gallows or guillotine.

Since the Lord opened my spiritual senses and gave me revelations of the end-time events unfolding in our time, I have never received anything about the Church’ popular hope and belief which is the  “Rapture.” If the awaited “rapture” will take place, that’s something we all greatly welcome; but what if it doesn’t happen? Have you ever considered the possibility of rapture not coming to pass and instead, consider the fact that we may indeed be martyred for the faith we so profess today? Rapture of the “True Church” may come, but the word of the Lord in the Book of Revelations is also clear that there are those who will die for proclaiming the Word of God.

Revelation 6:9-11 (CJB)

When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been put to death for proclaiming the Word of God, that is, for bearing witness. They cried out in a loud voice, “Sovereign Ruler, HaKadosh, the True One, how long will it be before you judge the people living on earth and avenge our blood?” Each of them was given a white robe; and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow-servants should be reached, of their brothers who would be killed, just as they had been.

Revelation 7:13-14 (CJB)

One of the elders asked me, “These people dressed in white robes- who are they, and where are they from?” “Sir,” I answered, “you know.” Then he told me, “These are the people who have come out of the Great Persecution. They have washed their robes and made them white with the blood of the Lamb.

Did it ever occur to you that you could be one of those who will die a martyr’s death for the Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach? Did you ever consider going through such Great Persecution and persevere?

Since the very vivid dream I had last year of me and my family marching our way to the guillotine, the feeling didn’t leave me that it may, in the near future, take place. For the past few weeks, this feeling has been coming strongly over and over especially when I read a piece of document talking about “extremism.” I believe all the more that the Great Persecution is already at the doorsteps. Everyone who speaks against wickedness and calls sin “SIN” is, to the world’s ideology, an extremist. The world we live in has turned upside down. Standing for righteousness and holiness in God’s standard and perspective is labeled as “right-wing extremism.”  Standing against abortion and other (im)moral issues is extremism and put one in the checklist of those whom the authorities are closely watching. Where does all this lead the ‘True Church’ which means the real, genuine Christians standing for the one true God and all that He has taught us? Are we not all candidates for persecution even unto death? The complacent, apathetic and compromising believers might be safe for now, but where will that lead them if they don’t make their stand?

The Lord’s message for the Church still rings:

“I will visit the Church and shake her with violent shaking to separate those are truly Mine from those who are not. I will wake up the believers before pouring out My wrath upon the land. I will cause my children to arise and speak up boldly against all the wickedness in the land; I will pour out my grace through men and women who hear Me, to call forth people to repentance while there is time. Those who will hear and repent will be saved but those who harden their hearts will certainly perish!”

Christians who are still asleep and comfortable, beware! Don’t wait for the Lord to shake you violently to wake you up. The days ahead are not getting any better and brighter as most often proclaimed in the pulpits. We are in the days of trouble not favor in view of the world. The favor of the Lord will not leave us as we truly abide in Him; for His favor is His glory that surrounds us like a shield; but it does not make us comfortable in this world. The favor of the Lord instead will make us more undesirable for the world, more unpalatable as His glory shines in us and through us, in direct contrast to all the evil that so filled the world and held it captive unto satan, the devil. Make up your mind and make your stand. Train yourself and be ready unto battle. Warfare is what we face each day. Be rather persecuted by the world for doing what is right, standing in holiness for the coming of the bridegroom, than wounded by the Lord for doing wrong, living as the rest of the world lives.

Will you cooperate with the Lord or resist Him and be caught unprepared? Are you willing to lay down your life for Him in the coming tribulation? Then start laying down your life today by giving Him full control, allowing Him to lead you and direct you in everything. Yield to the Lord Jesus, cling, abide, and hold on to the anchor of your soul.

Again, brothers and sisters, are you willing to be one of those martyrs in the Book of Revelations? Are you ready to die a martyr’s death for our Lord and King Messiah Yeshua, Jesus Christ? If you’re scared, here’s what our Savior says:

Don’t fear those who kill the body but are powerless to kill the soul. Rather fear Him who can destroy both soul and body in Gei-Hinnom (hell). Matthew 10:28 (CJB).

Much love in Christ,

Cynthia


Note: This article is also posted in my blog “From the Father’s Heart”  http://cynthbelarmino.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-message-for-church-are-you-ready-to.html

A Message for America: Repent!

English: Jewish immigrant Irving Berlin, pictu...

English: Jewish immigrant Irving Berlin, pictured in 1948, wrote and regularly performed the patriotic standard “God Bless America” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Update: Please see this

America is Falling!

http://godsfingers.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/america-is-falling/

Three days ago I asked the Lord in prayer what He wanted me to share this time. I was taken aback because I have evaded for weeks the messages He gave me about the USA. I noted the words but I honestly didn’t feel like writing about them. When the Lord turned my attention to those words, I kept quiet as I didn’t have a word to answer Him. Then as I listened to the Holy Spirit, the heaviness in my spirit mounted till I broke down in tears. I asked the Lord that if He’s determined to destroy America, then what’s the use of telling the people what I heard for anyway, they were no pleasant words. And who am I that they would even bother to listen? So I asked Him this: “If You really want me to speak, then please let the message touch the hearts of the readers especially Americans. Cause the words to cut through their hearts that they would come to You while they can.”

The Lord answered, “Obey me for I am speaking through you. They are My words not yours. I know that not everyone will listen and come to Me, but there are those who will and I will receive them and save them.”

Tearfully I said, “I will, Lord.” Then as if the reminder was not enough, when I got up from praying to prepare for dinner, my father whistled again God Bless America.” For weeks he has been whistling the tune that one time I asked him how he seems to know the song very well. Every time I hear the tune, I feel something strange, something deep. This time the feeling was acute. It was melancholy, nostalgia. But how can I have such feeling when I haven’t been in America and I was not yet born when the great nation liberated the Philippines so that the Filipinos such as my father paid tribute to her? The Lord answered my curiosity. My father was acting in the influence of the Heavenly Father. Often in my prophetic dreams my father represented God the Father. The melancholic and nostalgic feeling I have is His, uploaded into my heart by the Holy Spirit. Such is the Father’s heart for America. (And there he is again right now, my dear father in the background, whistling “God Bless America” as I am typing this article). Because I constantly hear my father whistling this American patriotic song, I included a video of the song at the end of this article.

I understand that despite the sobering words He has for America, God’s heart is cut deep because of the nation’s spiritual demise that will eventually bring upon her physical death. Yet until that day comes, He is extending His mercy and grace to whoever will come to Him. May you, dear American and everyone who dwells in the land listen and turn your heart to God.

America is Infested with Demons

During one of my intercessions early in July, the Lord spoke to me very clearly that He is determined to destroy the land because America is infested with all kinds of demons, thus, wickedness is on the loose and widespread. A few weeks earlier I heard this same message from Him and saw a glimpse in my mind how demons are living among the people directing them to do what they do. They are like pests running free in the midst of the unsuspecting populace, distracting and wrecking havoc without the people seeing them. The demons are laughing while having a good time causing trouble everywhere. They are oppressing people including His own.

(I just prayed for three of my American friends who asked for prayer as they are facing depressing situations, one way or another, as if the enemy has won a battle over them. All arrows of the devil are especially aimed at God’s people. Dear friends, it is not the Father’s will that you suffer what you suffer now. The devil and all his cohorts are the enemies. Don’t be discouraged and don’t give up. Take your stand and take up your posts. The battle is yet going to intensify, we must be ready to fight with the weapons that the Lord has given us).

Monument of Idolatry and Wickedness

I was praying when I heard in my spirit, “America is the monument of idolatry and wickedness.” I said, “Are not all the nations idolatrous and wicked? Why, Lord, are you so focused on America?”

The answer came swiftly. “I have blessed America more than any other nation in this generation. She is like a first-born, thus, a model to the rest of the nations, but she turned away from Me; and the nations have followed her ways. Her wickedness has influenced the nations who look up to her. The nations coveted her comfort and luxury. Her wealth and power have become her idols. She has become unrestrained, thinking there is no end to her prosperity, no end to her influence, no end to her power. The world looks up to her and covets what she has, including her ways, her wicked ways.”

Then I remember my own small nation, the Philippines. There are millions of Filipinos in the US, and most if not all, have changed their ways and culture. They are westernized as  we call them; They shed off their conservative Filipino ways and adopted the American way of life, mind and behavior. Worst, most of the Filipinos who have gone to America show off their American ways, often shunning the less modernized Filipino way of life. They unconsciously are proud that they have gone to or lived in America. Many Filipinos today still desire to go to America, and those living in America are oblivious, unaware that the once great nation is headed for destruction.

Woe to her! America is limping to the ground!

I heard that message while I was taking a nap after praying. The sins of America are weighing heavily upon her. As I hesitated to write about these messages, the Lord gave me this words in Ezequiel 22:1-5 (CJB):

“The word of Adonai came to me: Now, human being, are you prepared to judge? Are you prepared to judge the city drenched in blood? Then make her realize how disgusting her practices are! Say that Adonai Elohim says, ‘City that sheds blood within yourself, thus speeding your own doom, and that makes idols for yourself that defile you: you are guilty because of the blood you have shed, you are defiled by your idols that you have made. You have shortened your days, you have completed your years; therefore I have made you an object of scorn for the nations and a laughing stock for every country. Those close by and those far off will taunt you, you who have such a defiled reputation and such great disorder.'”

The word of Ezequiel is consistent with the message that the Lord spoke to me about America’s sin of abortion; America’s petals are falling as she is drenched with the blood of abortion: https://thetrumpetsound.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/330/

While I am writing this article, listening to the song “God Bless America” in the background, my heart is heavily pounding. I feel the pang in my heart again. If I, a mere vessel for the Lord, feel deeply for the nation, how much more does God feel? I can’t imagine the deep deep hurt that the Father is feeling for America. The nation is constantly hurting Him with her arrogance and insolence.

My dear American friends, please don’t get me wrong. I am not saying all these to condemn but to get your attention to the truth of where you are now before God. I know that there are still many who have remained faithful to Him and He does not overlook that. He knows everyone’s heart, thus, He knows those who are His. If you are uncertain of your standing before Him, if you hear Him speaking to you right now, I pray that you listen. Give your heart to Him while you can, while His arms are open to receive you. He loves you that He gave His only Son. If you believe, you will live and not perish.

Here’s the word I heard on July 18: “The prophetic voice calling for repentance will have one more voice…”

I didn’t understand what that meant but kept it for reference till the Lord would show me what that is. Last night I was reading from Prophecy News Watch Newsletter dated August 10, 2012 (http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/Archive2012/August10.htm) and saw this:

Billy Graham: ‘Final Call’ for America to Repent

(article taken from WND: http://www.wnd.com/2012/08/billy-graham-final-call-for-america-to-repent/?)

Can this be the “one more voice,” the last voice/call for repentance? Perhaps. I believe that there have been calls for repentance for the great America nation. I pray that the call will be heeded this time. God is just and merciful. He is giving everyone the chance to return to Him. Will you listen?

Blessings and Love in Yeshua,

Cynthia

The Christ or the Anti-Christ; Will You Know Him?

This morning in my prayer and intercession I asked the Lord what He wanted me to write about, of the many things He showed me for the past week. The Lord reminded me of this image I saw in the dawn of July 28:


This image is from Prophecy News Watch Newsletter, July 13, 2012 issue. http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/Archive2012/July13.htm

Under the category Apostate Christianity, the article entitled “Chrislam to the Extreme: Christian Prof Says Jesus Was Really A Muslim,” is taken from WND here: http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/christian-prof-says-jesus-was-muslim/?cat_orig=education

Half awake, these thoughts flowed with the above image: “The world is being conditioned to believe that Jesus is actually a Muslim to facilitate the coming of the Anti-Christ. The teaching casts doubt on the Lord’s deity and true identity; it undermines the very foundation of the Christian faith and the unsuspecting world will lose faith that Jesus is indeed the Christ so that when the Anti-Christ is revealed, he will be readily accepted as the returning Messiah.”

As usual, I brought the matter before God in prayer. The Lord reminded me that the Anti-Christ will be revealed soon as He brought to my recollection the vision I had of the “666 Man.” It was exactly 12:13 am on April 19 this year while I was praying in bed that I saw briefly but vividly a man in royal robe, crowned with an elegant crown. As he bowed to receive the crown on his head, my daughter “Angel” said to me, “He’s the 666 Man.” 

Here is what Brother Carlos (http://nabiy4america.wordpress.com/)  said to me in response to my email regarding the vision:

“Lots of signs point to the AC being revealed in either 2013 or 2016.  What did this man look like physically?  Remember, since names in dreams have profound meaning, your daughter Angel likely means an ANGEL told you!  So, you can put this in the bank as proof.  The key is to make sure you remember his appearance, physically and spiritually.  The time of day “minute 13″ would seem to suggest an American, but not necessarily.  It could even point to year 2013.”

God did not allow me to see the face of the “666 Man” but it was enough that I saw him crowned and heard that he’s going to be revealed soon. I believe that my not seeing the face of the man means that knowing his particular identity is not to be my concern; and certainly I could not be caught up with the soon physical manifestation of the AC for in the same day of April 19, a few hours later at dawn, I dreamed of the Lord Yeshua appearing in the sky in all His glory. He stood in the middle of two others whom I knew as Angels; His arms were spread toward the healthy flock before Him.

Going back to the vision of the Lord depicted as a Muslim, in my prayer He said that most end-time watchers including many Christians are so focused on the Anti-Christ. They spend precious times uncovering the truth about the AC, following every clue they find on just every possible source. Though it is not wrong to identify the false messiah, it is however, not right to pursue him instead of pursuing the real, the genuine Christ who Himself will reveal the fake one.

Deirdre said it in her post (http://sharetestimonies.blogspot.com/2012_07_01_archive.html):

“The supposed ‘called out church’ on the internet focuses A LOT on the anti-christ and all things occultic with the guise of ‘learning your enemy’ or embellishing the signs of the times.  People, if you take as much time or more to learn Who your Father Is, you will recognize who your enemy is very quickly and you will know the signs of the times by what the Spirit is saying to your spirit.”

 If we focus on the Lord Jesus the Christ, it is impossible for us to be deceived when the AC comes, even if he comes in power, showing signs and wonders in the sky. The world stands at a dangerous ground when the AC comes because people including the religious ones, are prone to readily accept anyone who claims to come from God especially when he comes with charm and power. This was demonstrated to me in the vision/dream I had of the Lord when He came to me in Vietnam, posted under Dreams and Visions in this blog.

In that vision/dream, after He disappeared, I heard a commotion coming from the other room. I went to see what was going on. I found out that the people were looking for the Lord. Sadly, who they found and believed as the Lord Jesus was not the real one, but they worshiped him. The man I saw claiming to be the Lord was robed in white but lacked theglory” which I just saw in the Lord Jesus who came and blessed me earlier. Worst, what I saw in the man was the likeness of a wicked emperor of old. I believe that the reason I instantly recognized the impostor is the very fact that I saw the “Glorious Lord Jesus/Yeshua” shortly before the false one manifested.

If we truly wish to identify the false messiah, then let us seek and know the genuine Messiah, the Lord Yeshua, Jesus Christ. Seek Him, pursue Him, know Him- Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus the Christ. If we know Him by heart and without a shadow of doubt, we will know for certain the Anti-Christ when he comes; the AC will standout clearly before us and there is no way we will mistake him as the Lord, the King Yeshua.

The message of the vision of the “666 Man” and the dream of the Lord Jesus appearing in the sky means that shortly after the AC comes, the Lord will come. When either the Christ or the Anti-Christ comes, will you know him? Dear brothers and sisters, let us not focus on the coming of the false messiah, rather let us look beyond and eagerly await the coming of our Glorious Messiah, Lord and King Yeshua/Jesus.

Matthew 24: 23-27 (NKJV)

23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand.

26 “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

John 10:27 (NKJV)

27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

(All Scriptures are quoted from Bible Gateway: http://www.biblegateway.com/)

Love in King Yeshua,
Cynthia