Christ Will Soon Return for His Faithful- Let Us All Be Ready

by Ron Wyatt

First published in newsletter # 20 in 1998)

Only God is Immortal- Mankind is NOT Immortal


1TI 6:14 ... our Lord Jesus Christ: 15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

JOB 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. 15 Thou shalt cjhall, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.... 19:25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: 26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

ECC 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

PSA 146:4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

EZE 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.... 20 ...The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

The Tree of Life- Necessary for Eternal Life


GEN 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominin over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of tkhe air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.... 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

GEN 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Adam and Eve were mortal but had access to the tree of life. When Adam sinned, he and Eve were barred from the Garden of Eden and the tree of life. From that moment on:

HEB 9:27 ... it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.

Through Christ, means were provided to give mankind the gift of eternal life:

REV 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.


The FIRST Deception- that Man is Immortal

GEN 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

This lie by Satan caused Adam and Eve's fall. It has caused the destruction of billions down through the ages, and will yet bring about the destruction of billions now living upon the earth. God has said:

ECC 9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.6 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.... 10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

JOB 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands....20 Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.21 His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.

JOB 19:25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: 26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: 27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

THESE STATEMENTS CLEARLY INFORM US THAT THE SOUL AND BODY ARE UNCONSCIOUS DURING DEATH. Remember, God never alters the thing that has gone out of His lips- (PSA 89:34 My covenant will I not break, NOR ALTER THE THING THAT HAS GONE OUT OF MY LIPS.) Keeping this in mind we need not be confused by what Paul (by divine inspiration) says in:

2CO 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

When a Christian (in word and deed) dies, their next conscious moment will be at the resurrection of the just.

1TH 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

This unawareness of the passage of time is demonstrated by people who have been in coma from a head injury, or any one of who have gone to sleep tired and been awakened in what seamed to us seconds but was in fact several hours. Also, people who are anesthetized for surgery have no awareness of the passage of time, if well anesthetized.

Remember- God never alters the thing that has gone out of His lips.

REV 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

REV 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Danger to ALL Who Believe in "Life After Death" or Immortality of the Soul!

WHY IS A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THE STATE OF THE DEAD IMPORTANT TO US AT THIS TIME? Angels both good and bad are able to appear as people. They can appear as our dead family members or other loved ones, or famous people or whoever they wish to impersonate. And since they have been here since the time of Adam and Eve, they know every detail of the lives of those long ago deceased, and can communicate those details, which convinces many people that they truly are the "spirits of the dead". 

We must know that the dead "know not any thing"; otherwise we can be deceived by spirits of devils posing as people. Christ and two angels appeared to Abraham and Sarah as common travelers. The two angels appeared to Lot, his family and all the men of Sodom as ordinary travelers. (See Gen Chapters 18, 19.) Satan appeared as a serpent to Eve. If we have any question about who is talking to us, God has given us a fail-proof means of telling if they are of God or of Satan:

ISA 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Satan will soon appear as an "angel of light"and impersonate Christ; his fallen angels will impersonate the apostles and other writers of the Bible. Satan in the guise of Christ will tell the world he has changed the law of God. Since God does not ""alter the thing that has gone out of my lips", this claim by Satan to have changed the law will prove that he is a imposter. The claim by his demons in the guise of Bible writers, that the Bible (God's Word) is not as they wrote it, will likewise prove them to be impostors.

2CO 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

GAL 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

JUD 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speaches which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.

Unclean

GEN 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 AND THE SERPENT SAID UNTO THE WOMAN, YE SHALL NOT SURELY DIE;... 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Satan lied to and deceived Adam and Eve about what God told them not to eat. He has an army of deceived and deceivers through whom he is deceiving this last generation of earth's inhabitants about the same thing.

2TH 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

ISA 66:15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.

PSA 89:34 My covenant will I not break, NOR ALTER THE THING THAT HAS GONE OUT OF MY LIPS.

2CO 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,... 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

New testament scriptures are MISINTERPRETED by those who want to believe that God is a liar and want us to join them in the demonic belief that what God pronounced unclean no longer applies:

ACT 11:7 And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat.... 10 And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again into heaven.

Satan wants us to believe that Christ died to cleanse things pronounced "UNCLEAN" by God (Lev.11;1-) Who does not "alter the things that has gone out of My lips". What did Peter learn from this vision?:

ACT 10:28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me THAT I SHOULD NOT CALL ANY MAN COMMON OR UNCLEAN.

1CO 10:25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:

Slaves were sold in the city market (shambles) Can we really believe Paul approved of cannibalism!? NO! He was only discussing clean foods that had been offered (dedicated) to heathen Idols.

1CO 8:1 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

1CO 10:28 But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:

Do we want to let Satan and his followers trick us into eating things that will get us burned up by Christ at his coming?!

ISA 66:15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.

A Warning To God's People for this Time

Many professed followers of God are distracted and paralyzed by the fears of last day events. If Satan succeeds in getting God's people to focus on these things instead of giving the last message, he has succeeded in eliminating them from God's last work. Our message is not to get people up in arms about helicopters, men in black uniforms, and the coming "new world order, etc.- our message is to be the Words of Life. The end of the world as we know it is at hand- Christ is coming soon. Eternal lives are at stake.

EZE 33:11 ...As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

ROM 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

JOH 6:37 ...him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

1JO 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1JO 3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as HE is pure.

Christ's Blood on the Mercy Seat

9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. (The fulfillment of this prophecy is in the next verses)

MAT 27:50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

This earthquake "rent" the rocks...

JOH 19:34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. 35 And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.

The Blood of Christ fell through the crack in the rock, down upon the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant.

MAT 28:2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

On the first day of the week, when God resurrected Christ, there was another earthquake which closed the crack in the rock through which His Blood fell. No dirt or debris was allowed to fall upon the Mercy Seat and defile it.

1JO 5:6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. 9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

1TI 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

As above stated, the Spirit and the Blood and Water which sprang forth from Christ's side at His death, "bear witness" in the earth- and this "witness" will be revealed to all mankind at the appointed or "due" time. We believe that time is almost at hand.

REV 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

When the Loud Cry of the third angel, emphasizing these facts, is finished, God's work on earth is finished- probation closes, and the plagues follow in rapid succession. But before probation closes, the tables of stone will be brought forth with the commandments that all who will be given access to the Tree of Life will obey, and the world will see the Ark upon which His Blood fell.

In an instant, death was defeated by the greatest sacrifice in all eternity. Dare we- for even an instant- lose sight of what has been done for us? I pray not. And lest we do, we are reminded by the prophet, Habakkuk, who saw the future coming of the Savior in the heavens, that He STILL bears the mark of the spear in His side from which flowed His Precious Blood:

HAB 3:4 And his brightness was as the light; he had BRIGHT BEAMS coming OUT OF HIS SIDE: and THERE was the HIDING OF HIS POWER..... (Marginal reading).