Preparing for Deliverance

Before an End-Time deliverer is sent preparations must be made. John the Baptist is an example.

Matthew 3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight Mark 1:2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. Luke 7:27 This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Matthew 11:10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. Mark 1:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Luke 1:76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
Luke 2:31  Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; Luke 3:4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Luke 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

How many need to be prepared?

Revelation 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: [and there were] sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

Revelation 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.

Revelation 19:19-21  And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, (200,000,000 Rev 9:16) gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army (144,000).

20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

And those not prepared who should have been prepared.

Luke 12:47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

The time is late - our deliverance will be soon or never.

Without a deliverer we are doomed.

Will Christ return? Or will He send a deliverer?

Is there something we must do first?

John prepared the way for Jesus. Are we to prepare the way for the end time deliverer?

Can the Deliverer come if the way is not prepared?

What's the hold-up? Is God waiting on the completion of the preparation or are we to sit back and let God do it all by himself? Many clergymen say, "It's just not God's time."

Comparing the end-time battle to Football. Are we on the team? Are we ticket holders sitting in the stadium? Watchers on TV? Or are we oblivious to world events thanks to the Rapture?

Two bumper stickers on two cars.
Ned Flanders car. Homer Simpson's car.
Jesus Saves Go Browns
Bread and wine Hot Dogs and Beer
Holy Cards Sports Cards
National Cathedral Football Hall of Fame
Churches Stadiums
Evangelists Color Commentary
Pastors Coaches
Choir Cheer Leaders
Denominations Teams
Saints Players
Pews Box Seats
Parishioners Fans
Canonization Induction into Hall of Fame
Holy days Super Bowl
Relics Memorabilia
Seminary Sports Scholarship
Tithing Season Tickets
Free will offerings Watch on TV

'a', b or 'c' below must happen within fifty years or so or we are doomed.

Here are the choices.

( ) a. Jesus returns. (or)
( ) b. Jesus sends a deliverer  (or)
( ) c. A deliverer prepares the way and then Jesus returns.
( ) d. Neither and the White Race and Christianity become extinct.  The Antichrist is victorious. All Bibles burnt.

Pat Buchanan in his book The Death of the west declares:

• By 2050, only 10% of the world’s people will be of European descent.  One third of Europe’s people will be over 60, and one-in-ten over 80.  Involuntary euthanasia has already come to Europe. (That means only about 1/3 of the 10% able to have children. And most of them married to minorities.)

• Between now and 2050, Asia, Africa, and Latin America will grow by three to four billion people -- 30 to 40 new Mexicos! -- as Europe will lose the equivalent of the entire population of Germany, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland.

• By 2050, 23 million Germans will have disappeared along with 16 million Italians and 30 million Russians.

• Russia will lose Siberia and the far east to China and be pushed out of the Caucuses and Central Asia, where Islamic populations are exploding while Russia’s is dying.

• Either Europe must effect a radical cutback in pensions and health care for seniors, or Europe must import scores of millions of Arabs and Africans to care for the elderly and pay the taxes to sustain their welfare states.

• America’s “Dual Containment” policy in the Persian Gulf seems
unsustainable.  In less than 25 years, Iraq will have 42 million people and Iran 94 million people, more than any European nation except Russia.

• The Islamic invasions of Spain and France in the eighth century, and of the Balkans and Central Europe from the 14th to the 17th centuries, will be reenacted in the lifetime of most of those now living.  Islam has already surpassed Catholicism as the largest religion on earth.

• It is the Christian nations -- Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox -- that
have begun to die.  In a chapter titled, “Where Have All the Children
Gone?” Buchanan explains why, and why it is unlikely the West can solve the demographic crisis before it leads to The Death of the West.

In his chapter La Reconquista, Buchanan contends that an invasion of the United States is taking place and that America now harbors a “nation within a nation.” • There are 30 million foreign born in the U.S.  today, and between 9 and 11 million illegal aliens, or as many undocumented aliens in the U.S.  as there are people in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

• Mexico is exporting its poor and unemployed for U.S.  taxpayers to employ and educate.  Radical and militant Hispanics and Mexican leaders alike believe this will lead to the cultural and demographic recapture of the Southwest from America, reversing the results of The Mexican War.

• European-Americans are a minority in America’s most populous state, California, and by 2004, will be a minority in Texas.

• The political agenda of California Hispanics includes race welfare for illegal aliens, racial preferences, bilingual education, open borders, dual citizenship, Cinqo de Mayo as a California holiday, and, in one case, replacing a statue of an American hero of the Mexican War with the Aztec god Quetzacoatl.

• White Americans are fleeing California at the rate of 100,000 a year.

• In 2001, an Office for Mexicans Abroad in Mexico was providing survival kits with everything from dried meat to anti-diarrhea pills to condoms to Mexicans setting off to break in to the United States .

• As of 2000, there were 8.4 million foreign born in California, as many foreign born as there are people in New Jersey, a primary cause of the state energy and schools crisis.

• Among Third World immigrants, poverty rates and incarceration rates are double and triple what they are among native-born Americans.

Shooting up the flares and waving the flag, Buchanan argues that the 1960s “counter-culture” has become America’s dominant culture, and the iconoclasts of that counter-culture are systematically demolishing America’s history and heritage.

• Under Political Correctness, America’s greatest heroes -- soldiers, explorers and statesmen from Columbus to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Robert E.  Lee, Stonewall Jackson -- are under savage attack as genocidal racists and exploiters of indigenous peoples.

• The history books of American public schools are being rewritten with the old heroes ignored or trashed and Western civilization disparaged and demeaned.

• With the assault on Confederate books, symbols, flags, heroes, and holidays almost complete, the attack is now proceeding against the Puritan fathers, soldiers who fought in The Mexican War, and, in New Jersey, even against the Declaration of Independence itself.

• Even the great museums on America’s Mall, to introduce school children to the greatness and glory of America’s past, are being used to indoctrinate children in how wicked and evil our forefathers were.

In his chapter, “The De-Christianization of America,” Buchanan argues that the death of the Christian faith in Western countries is a primary cause of their dying (White) populations.  Whenever faith dies, the people die.  A new atheistic civilization is arising, he argues, and is using its dominance of the culture and the courts to drive Christianity out of the temples of our civilization.

• Secular Humanism, widely mocked and disparaged, a few decades ago, is now the dominant faith of the nation’s cultural elites.  The moral tenets of humanism are replacing those of Christianity in our public life.

(  ) a.  Jesus returns. (or)
(  ) b. Jesus sends a deliverer (or)
(  ) c. A deliverer prepares the way and then Jesus returns.
(  ) d. Neither and the White Race and Christianity become extinct.  The Antichrist is victorious. All Bibles burnt. 

If you answered (a), (b) or (c) to the above question  is it reasonable to believe that all we have to do is watch? Will Jesus or the Deliverer do it all for us? Can we can just sit back and watch it unfold on TV? Just like we watch a football game? And even Moses did not know he was a 'deliverer' until God told him.

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