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An Extraordinary Return Part 1

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May 19, 2021 1:00 am

An Extraordinary Return Part 1

Running to Win / Erwin Lutzer

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May 19, 2021 1:00 am

There’s a day coming when the age of this world will end. But that day is the Christian’s bright hope—the day Jesus returns. It will be a day like no other. And because the Scripture cannot be broken, that promised day is an absolute certainty.

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Morris looking to Jesus longer remember there's coming a day for believers, lights, race Christians right hope the day Jesus return that day will be like no other, before or since, and because the Scripture cannot be broken that promise day is an absolute certainty stay with us from the church in Chicago. This is going to win with Dr. Sir, whose clear teaching helps us make it across the finish line. Master Luther lots of people count dates and explore Bible timelines and we really know when Jesus will return with Dave. Unlike others I have never made a prediction about when Jesus Christ was going to return back to earth because we don't know. Perhaps people have heard me say that when it comes to matters of prophecy, it is better to say much too little than a little too much. So we don't know when Jesus Christ is going to come but we know that he will and that's the important truth and that's what motivates us in this life. And yet, in this life we have a lot of grief and we have a lot of suffering, don't we.

I've done a DVD if that's the way you prefer it or ACD. I recorded it. It's entitled finding purpose in grief and loneliness in it. I discussed bad grief and I've seen a lot of it. There is bad grief. I've also discussed. Good grief. What is the difference between bad grief and good grief, and how can you grieve in such a way that you can manage your grief.

I give some stories I give some illustrations and I especially focus on a man whose wife died recently and all that he has to teach us about grief for a gift of any amount. This can be yours. Here's what you do go to RTW RTW or as you've heard me say many times call us at 1-888-218-9337 ask for finding purpose in grief and loneliness. But now we again go to the Scriptures and find the hope we need for the days ahead in the hope for a library in Vienna, Austria. There is a sphere believed by many to be the one that was used by the Roman soldier pierced Christ's side when Adolf Hitler was in his early 20s and was spending his life there in Vienna sketching and drawing some diagrams and selling them so that he could live. He spent a lot of time in the hole for studying Eastern occultism and he became mesmerized by this spear. In fact, what happened is he was there studying when a tour guide said to some of the guests. Whoever unlocks the mystery of that spirit will rule the world that said Hitler. That remark changed his life. He began to study this fear and discover that there were many spheres that claim to be the one that was used appears Christ's side, but nevertheless, he concluded that indeed this was the one that had mystical awesome cold powers. It is said that Hitler would sometimes stand before this spear inviting its spirit to possess him. One observer said that as he would stand there. It would be as though he was engulfed in the plasm make light absolutely taken over by the spear and its power. Later on when the Hitler went to Munich. Is there that he became introduced to the deepest levels of octal transformation and when he marched into Austria later without a shot. He went into the hole of Bergen took that spear and held it to his bosom. The spear was then taken to St. Catherine's church during the second world war that is in Nürnberg and you can believe this or not but through a fluke fell into the hands of Americans on the very day when Hitler committed suicide in his bunker in Berlin, one of the things about Hitler that I believe is that somehow he is a prototype of antichrist antichrist will come in March onto the world scene after there will be an economic collapse and there will be a great need for powerful and strong leaders.

He is one who will be able to do economic miracles transforming a depressed economy into a very buzzing economy, and he shall always speak peace but at the same time be preparing for war. I find it interesting that the very last battle on planet Earth.

At the very wrapup of history as we know it is basically a religious war is a war between all the forces of antichrist and all of the dogs that follow him and then it will be a battle between all those false religions, and Jesus Christ King of Kings and Lord of lords in the final battle answers the question which God is true, which God reigns.

If you've been with. As you know that this is the number eight in a series of messages entitled Christ, among other God because we have been trying to show the absolute superiority of Jesus that there is none like him that the gulf between him and other gods is infinite and he alone is King and before I tell you about his return. I would like to spend the just a moment reviewing with you some information that perhaps you already know as to what antichrist will teach what is it that will be the basis of antichrist rule. What is the culmination of false religion on planet Earth and what are its major doctrines. First of all, antichrist will teach and the people of the world will believe in self transformation, self transformation, they will believe that we can have a transformation of consciousness without a personal infinite God, but that we can bring it about ourselves. Marilyn Ferguson in her book the Aquarian conspiracy says that this self transformation or esoteric experience can take place in our lives into different ways the slow way is by meditation you get into the Eastern religions and that will put you in touch with the powers the fast way she says is by transformation and drug psychedelic drug in the case of Hitler.

He used both drugs and Vienna drugs in Munich, but also became in touch with the powers as a matter of fact, Dietrich Eckardt, who was Hitler's mentor said of him because he had transformed him into a thoroughly demonized being. He said follow Hitler, for he shall dance but it is I who have written the tone and because of that I have introduced him to the powers and I will have influence German history. More than any other German said because he believed he had received a satanic enunciation saying that he was supposed to prepare the vessel of antichrist. This is now a parenthesis throughout history, there been many pastors and teachers who have said of the end time is near.

Things are shaping up in Europe we can see it all happening and they been wrong but the reason that they been wrong is because we must remember, Satan does not know when God is going to wrap up history and he always has to have somebody ready, who will step into the role of antichrist at whatever.

Whenever he is needed. So there are times when it seems as if were living near the end and that's why people have sometimes miss read the signs back to antichrist and self transformation.

The Bible says regarding antichrist and his power will be mighty, but not by his own power, he will destroy the mighty men, and holy people. His power will be given to him. He will be transformed and he will tell us that we too can be transformed either through drugs or through meditation, we too can be in touch with the power to have that special experience of in light of very keyword.

This is Satan's most dazzling deception. You see what he always wants to do is to counterfeit Christianity. He wants to counterfeit Christ and God. Jesus said to Nicodemus, he said you must be born again because if you are not born again you will not see the kingdom of heaven. Satan says I want to give people a born-again experience and so what he does is tell us that we can have our own mystic experiences we get plugged into the power thoroughly daemonic one of the teachings of antichrist is the power of self transformation. There's a second doctrine and that is the men and women are God, he will teach the deity of mankind. Now take your Bibles and turn to second Thessalonians chapter 2 verse four where we see this most clearly second Thessalonians chapter 2 verse four where we have antichrist spoken about and we can see here the awesome power and deception that will overtake the world. It says of him that he'll poses. This is verse four of chapter 2 second Thessalonians.

He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. Now many of us believe that this will take place in the middle of the tribulation. He will have made a covenant with the nation Israel to protect the nation, but that he will turn against the Jews, and he will go to Jerusalem, where the temple will already have been built during this period of time and he will say I am God. Worship and everybody was been schooled in the New Age movement and the influence of Eastern religions in America and throughout the world will cycle. Why can't he be God. After all, we are God to don't we all remember Shirley McClain running out onto Malibu beach shouting on God. I'm God I'm God and Charles Colson saying Archie glad she's wrong and so he's going to believe in the DNT of mankind and look at the miracles he is going to do to pull it off. It says verse eight, and then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of his mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of his coming is actually what were talking about today is Christ's coming to crush all of this rebellion that is the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not love the truth so as to be saved and God will send them some strong delusion, that they might believe what is false. It really is that they might believe the lie. What is the lie. The lie is the deity of mankind ever since, in the garden of Eden. Satan said to Eve, you will be like God. People believed it. It is the most dazzling, the most dazzling deception the deity of mankind then.

Third, there will be a commitment to globalism. Globalism because remember it says in Revelation 13 and this is an awesome verse it says regarding antichrist and all that dwell upon the face of the earth shall worship him, except those whose names have been written in the Lamb's book of life from before the foundation of the world. He is going to for a few days or a few weeks received what he believes to be absolutely universal worship and you can have that unless the whole world becomes a global community I have in my hand of the global ethnic that was published at the Parliament of world religions here in the city of Chicago September 5, 1993, a global ethnic this global ethics says that all the religions of the world can unite all the religions of the world can be together and we can change the world globally.

It begins by saying the world is in agony. The agony is so pervasive and urgent that we are compelled to name its manifestations so that the depths of its pain might become clear. Peace eludes us. The planet is being destroyed. Neighbors live in fear.

Women and men are estranged from each other. Children die. This is abhorrent and we certainly would all agree with that but then it goes on to say that we must commit ourselves to a culture of nonviolence, respect, justice and peace that we will not injure torture or kill other human beings. There's much in this document that is good that we would agree with but I want you to know today that no Christian can possibly sign this document without signing on on antichrist agenda.

For one thing, it doesn't even mention the word God because there were some Buddhists who object to the use of the word God in the document since some Buddhist groups do not believe in God. For another, it does capitalize all the way through it capitalizes the word earth. You see, it is mother Earth years ago when I wrote a book on the New Age movement.

I had a quote in which someone says when you go to bed at night, say good night to mother Earth.

You know, Tucker and Knisley have a good sleep, mother Earth pantheism the belief that everything is God in the earth is God and unfortunately, this philosophy also lies underneath those who sometimes promote globalism and that the entire global agenda and so what antichrist is going to do what what he will be doing is is having a global strategy for the world. Now this document has no power.

None of us were compelled to sign it though.

Incidentally, it was not made up by the Parliament of world religions already came and we were told that there would be no debate about it, but many people signed on. But what antichrist is going to do is to have a structure whereby it can be enforced. I can already see it happening where people are asked to sign on and then if you don't they say see euro pole to PCL.

These Christians are standing in the way of a global agenda. Here we are on the verge of a brand-new age when were going to bring peace and were going to end hunger in the world and who in the world won't get on the agenda. It's those Christians who think that their God is the right one commitment to globalism number four. There will be a commitment to utopia utopia we can usher it in you should just see how optimistic this document is though it was written by a man who had some sense of realism. But he says we appeal to all the inhabitants of this planet Earth cannot be changed for the better.

Unless the consciousness of individuals is change. We will pledge to work for such transformation in individual and collective consciousnesses for the awakening of our spiritual powers for reflection, meditation and prayer were positive thinking.

Choose whatever you like, or none of the above for the conversion of the heart. This is for the conversion of the heart together.

Get this folks together, we can move mountains and without a willingness to take risks, and a readiness to sacrifice there can be no fundamental change in our situation. That's why we commit ourselves to a common global ethnic to better mutual understanding as well as to societal beneficial piece fostering earth friendly way of life earth. Of course being capitalized. Utopia is on the corner just around her. The Bible says regarding antichrist in Daniel chapter 8 verse 25 and through his true goodness he will cause his seat to succeed and he will magnify himself in his heart and he will destroy man a. While they are at ease. I like the King James translation here it says true peace, he will destroy many you have all of the dubs of peace that will be flying around and behind it will be the most brutal, politically motivated religious organization that this world is ever seen. That will be viciously cruel. Let me give you one other commitment of antichrist and that is of course intolerance. Intolerance to those who disagree intolerance of all dissent. Listen to the words of Mariah Tim this is as the plagues of Revelation are a special package of karma visited upon the obstinate that they might awaken to the wrong attitudes animals that don't adapt become extinct. Remember survival today means understanding and responding to change within the context of internal revolution of the Bible says that when antichrist comes people are going to be forced to take his mark upon their forehead or upon their hand my friend today.

Terrible times are coming to this planet.

But I need to speak to those of you who already right now are experiencing terrible times because of the loss of a loved one. The loss of the child.

Grief can be very debilitating. That's why I prepared finding purpose in grief and loneliness. You can have it as a CD or a DVD. This is a message of universal importance because grief and loneliness is everywhere.

I believe it will be a blessing. It is not a quick panacea it goes and describes good grief, bad grief and how to respond for gift of any amount. It can be yours. Here's what you do go to RTW that's RTW or call us at 1-888-218-9337 ask for finding purpose in grief and loneliness. It can be yours as a DVD or a CD and I believe that it will help you and it will help others who are also experiencing the acute pain of grief. RTW or call us at 1-888-218-9337 thanks in advance for your help. It's time again for you to ask Pastor looks her a question about the Bible or the Christian life.

Theologians really wish the Bible was organized like an encyclopedia with an index it's not. Several attempts have been made to come up with a big picture outline and a listener named Brad wonders which of two major understandings you believe is correct. He asks Pastor looks her of what doctrinal persuasion are you dispensational or covenantal. My guess is that your dispensational if so what type and why and how important is doctrinal position have bread you've asked a question that books have been written about so my answer is probably not going to completely satisfy you because it is going to be very brief and that the summary, however, has to be given the bottom line is, yes, I am dispensational.

What does that mean dispensational lists make a distinction between the church and Israel. The bottom line is that we believe that there are some promises that God made to Abraham that have not yet been fulfilled to the Jewish nation and will someday still be fulfilled. We are the people who believe that it might be significant that Israel is back in the land today because eventually we believe that Israel will be in the land and we believe that the Bible predicts that no matter how far they are scattered God will bring them back and some of us look at modern-day Israel and we say to ourselves, at least, that this could be the fulfillment of prophecy.

If you are a covenant theologian you believe that the promises that God made to Abraham are all fulfilled in the church. So God has no longer a future for ethnic Israel that all is passed so that really is the distinction you say will how important is this. It is absolutely critical for the doctrine of prophecy because that whether or not you believe that Israel still has a future in God's program is dependent on how you interpret the text. We believe that when God told Abraham that he would have the land and that he would possess it forever. That that prophecy and all of its attendant implications has not yet been fully fulfilled and that Abraham never did encompass all of the boundaries that God said that he was going to have so we see in that still a future fulfillment. That, of course, there are some things that God promised Abraham that we are a part of.

Through him all the nations of the earth will be blessed and it is through him that Jesus Christ came and we are blessed through him. That's why the Bible can say that we are all children of God by faith in Jesus Christ and it says we are the children of Abraham by faith in Jesus Christ, but we think is dispensational lists that that does not exhaust all that God promised Abraham there still more to follow. Thanks for your question, bread, do some study. Along these lines. It's very interesting get somewhat complicated, but it's worth the effort. Some wise thoughts from Dr. Erwin Lidster thanks once again Pastor looks her if you like to have your question answered. You can go to our and click on ask Pastor looks her or call us at 1-888-218-9337 that's 1-888-218-9337 you can write to us at running to win 1635 N. LaSalle Boulevard Chicago, IL 60614, the hope of Christ's return has motivated Christians 2000 year vet return in power is nearer now than ever. Only a few saw Jesus rise into heaven every I will see him return to vanquish his enemies. Next time I'm running to win by the return of Jesus takes place during an era with a globalist agenda, this is Dave Callister running to win is sponsored by the teacher

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