Editor’s note: This article by Gary Stowers at https://truecogteachings.org is indeed a wake-up call to those in the end-time phase of God’s Church. I think it is good for us to all become more aware of what is coming and what we must be preparing for.
TIME TO WAKE UP!
Hello friends and brethren,
We know from the Word of God that this nation, the United States of America, as well as Britain and many other nations which have descended from the twelve original tribes of Israel, are going to be humbled in the worst time of trouble that has ever been on any people since there ever was a nation.
The Holy Bible refers to this time of trouble as the Great Tribulation, and particularly the time of Jacobs’s trouble. Jacob had his name changed by God to Israel. His twelve sons became the heads of the twelve tribes of Israel, which made up the Nation of ancient Israel. To understand what is about to happen to the United States of America, and the British people, you need to read a book written by the late Herbert W. Armstrong, “The United States and Britain in Prophecy”. This book will give undeniable proof to anyone who is willing to believe the truth, that we are the modern descendants of the tribe of Joseph and his two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. We are the tribes that inherited the “birthright” that God has bestowed on us since about 1800 AD, giving us the lions portion of material wealth and prosperity and power in this world; but we have not come to obtain the blessing through righteous behavior but through sin, greed, lust, covetousness, selfishness, vanity and pride. Because of our continual increase of sins, we are about to lose all of it, and be brought down to slavery again just before Jesus Christ returns. We are already on the decline in this world, but Great Tribulation will soon come on us from our enemies, both within as well as from abroad; which will reduce us down to great pain, suffering, the anguish of heart and mind, death, and slavery. Those of you, who truly are called of God and have been taught the truth, know that what I’m saying is true. For those who don’t know these things, I say it is time to wake up and get your minds off of your daily pleasures and comforts and read this book that I mentioned above. You can find it on the internet. It is happening whether you have “your head in the sand” like an ostrich or not. All of this great trouble is coming on us because of our individual and national sins against the great God, and against one another.
Friends and brethren, it appears that these evil times are coming about in a little different manner than we had always thought and speculated. But before I continue on; I want you all to understand that I’m not writing these things just to scare you. I also have no purpose to gain any money or tithes from you; but because I love you with a Godly, and brotherly love, I feel the need to make you aware of the coming captivity and suffering, so that you may turn to the true God and surrender your lives totally to him, and keep all of his Ten Commandments. He is the only real help that is available to us, and when you do really get to know him you will see that his help is what we should have desired all along.
In this time of great tribulation, God will give some help and deliverance to his people who are faithful to him; but we must all be tried and purged through difficult times. (Dan. 11: 34) And also let it be thoroughly understood that I do not in any way suggest that we should take up arms to fight for our freedom that we have all enjoyed in this land. Those who live by the sword shall also die by the sword! It may be hard for even God’s own church not to fight to defend their selves and their freedoms, but God will fight for us when and how he chooses.
Our warfare is not against flesh and blood, but our battle is in our own minds, and against wicked spirits, that try seducing us into disobedience against God and his laws. When Jesus overcame the devil and qualified to begin his ministry here on earth; the battle was in his own mind, and against that wicked spirit, the devil. So also is our battle. Satan and his demons will use other wicked people to persecute us in the flesh, but the real battle is to always remain loyal and faithful to God and his way of life, even if we must suffer and die in the flesh. As you well know, the word of God tells us plainly that some of us are numbered for death by this evil event. Friends, that doesn’t just mean that only lukewarm Christians will be killed. Many faithful saints of God in past ages have proven their love for Christ, and God by allowing their selves to be murdered; instead of violating God’s seventh-day Sabbath, and because they refused to become a part of the great universal counterfeit “Christian” church, and because they continued to practice and teach Gods word. By this, they will obtain a better resurrection.