From The Message Of
Bread Upon The Waters Ministry
Overlooked Biblical Truths:
All Christians have prayed the words...
"Our Father Who art in
Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name,
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven"
in the Lord's Prayer.
But how many give deep, serious thought as to what those words mean?
Would Jesus tell us to pray for something that God would not grant?
All Christians have heard of the Great
Jesus' final great command to the Apostles at the end of the Gospel of Matthew
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,
All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:
and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
(and also Mark 16:16 & 17, and Acts 1:8).
But how many are really working to fulfill it?
How many really understand what Jesus was telling us to do?
Would Jesus tell us to do
that could not be truly and completely done?
How many Christians have a real
understanding of the two passages mentioned above,
and their implications for what we as Christians can and should accomplish?
Has it ever occurred to you that the Great
Commission was Jesus telling us
to be actively involved in bringing about
the complete, literal fulfilling of the first petition of the Lord's Prayer?
Has it ever occurred to you that in saying
"All authority is given unto me in heaven and in earth...",
Jesus was saying that in Him we have the power to get the job done?
And in saying,
"And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
He was telling us that in Him, before
the opportunity to do it will always exist?
And has it ever occurred to you that the
greatest single failure of the Church
has been failure to obey this?
In the "Jesus REALLY is coming soon. BE READY!!!" pages that were the first put up by this Ministry, it was said that the Great Tribulation must begin within the next fifty years, or the Second Coming will never happen in any way that generally resembles Christian expectations. A number of reasons were given for why this is so.
However, there is a mitigating factor relevant to this. There is a principle, first stated in the Book of Deuteronomy, and then illustrated in the Book of Jonah:
Nothing prophesied, in terms of Divine judgment, that is, good or bad, is absolutely inevitable. As happened in Nineveh, people can repent in mass and the judgment can be averted, either temporarily or indefinitely. Or, as in Israel, people whom God meant to bless can fall away and be cursed to the point of becoming the recipients of God's wrath. See Jeremiah 18:7-10.
What applies to individuals who repent, as in Ezekiel 33:12-14, appears to apply to entire nations, and perhaps may even apply to the entire human race. The whole world could, at least in theory, repent, and stay repentant, to the point that there would never be a Great Tribulation.
This writer believes, that although he thinks it unlikely, the Great Tribulation can be averted. He believes that there is still time for Christians to unite in obedience to God and bring about a revival that will avert God's judgement on this world, possibly even to the point of bringing about the Millennium without there having to be a Tribulation first. In this set of Web pages, the Biblical basis for this thinking will be examined, and then a Biblical program of action to achieve this goal will be presented. If even a significant portion of the Christian world will take heed and act on this in unity, we may never have to face the Great Tribulation.
This writer is doing his part just presenting these teachings. Frankly, considering the present Laodicean spiritual condition of the Christian world, he expects that the most tangible result of this will be a few Christians sending mail, e or s, to disagree with him. But he is presenting this anyway, in hope that some Christians will take it seriously and act on it. Who knows? Maybe the Lord will bless it, and it will happen.
We will begin to lay a Biblical foundation for knowing what we can and should do in the following page;
The Lord's Prayer
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