“And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those day shall be shorten” (Matt. 24:22)
Hundreds of thousands were caught unprepared in Hiroshima and Nagasaki when two atomic bombs plummeted out of the sky and cremated the two Japanese cities on August 6 and 9, 1945. Days previously, the U.S. government had warned the Japanese government that the bombs were to fall, but the message was garbled in the translation. Had any heeded the warning, they could have escaped – but no one could foresee what happened from the warnings given. Can we, today, learn from their ghastly experience?
Millions of Jews and other nationalities perished under Hitler’s reign of terror. Many could have read the signs of the times and escaped, but they didn’t.
Likewise, millions of the majority of people will be caught by surprise when the four horsemen ride over this earth in the near future. They could escape if their eyes were opened to the Bible and world trends, but their eyes are closed, willingly or in ignorance.
Other millions will see the signposts of religious deception, war, famine, and pestilence, but will not know where to turn for escape. Bomb shelters? A hideout in the mountains or desert? A church? Storing up food? Fleeing to South America, Switzerland, or the South Seas?
No, in the age of nuclear war, human hideaways offer no hope for permanent escape. The only escape for the grisly realities on earth is recourse to the greatest reality in the universe – GOD!
Jesus Christ promised protection to His own elect. He promised they would survive the prophesied holocaust to strike this unsuspecting world. That is man’s only hope for survival, the intervention of God.
Fortunately for mankind, God is not only going to save these “elect,” but millions of others will be protected “for the elect’s sake.” God will stop the death stroke of the fourth horseman before it sweeps all mankind from off the earth. For the elect’s sake, mankind will survive into the New World to come.
To these elect, Christ said, “fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).he also promised that this “elect” would always be on earth. The end-time remnant of that group would have special strength to preach Christ’s Gospel to the entire world for a witness (Matt. 24:14).
You need to find out where that Work is being carried out! Why? Because it is only those having a part in that Work who have any guarantee of safety. Others may survive after years of ordeal and pain, but the path of the “elect “ is safe and sure.
The elect are those who are the called and chosen, who have truly repented of their own carnal ways, and have accepted the holy way of God. They are the ones who have been made members of the very body of Jesus Christ (I Cor. 12:13) performing His Work. To this end-time “elect” doing God’s Work, Jesus says, “I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door” (Rev. 3:8). This door refers to a way being opened to preach that Gospel (II Cor. 2:12). “And no man can shut it: for thou hast (only) a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name (Rev. 3:8). The very elect would never become corrupted by false doctrines, or be muzzled by boards of men, they would never deny Christ’s name or His doctrines!
As a reward for this faithfulness, Jesus gave this exhilarating good news to those faithful ones who put the Word of God far above their own personal desires. He said, “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” (Rev. 3:10).
The elect are the end-time remnant of the Church of God doing the Work of God on earth. By God’s definition, this “remnant of her seed keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” (Rev. 12:17). The elect obey God’s Ten Commandments (including the fourth – Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy – not Sunday)! They obey God’s will in everything, and they have the love and faith of Christ. Don’t make the mistake of following the false counterfeit Christianity which may masquerade as God’s “elect” but refuse to obey God’s Ten Commandment. Some that do acknowledge these commands refuse to obey other laws of the Bible.
Believe it or not, that group exists! The “elect” are on earth at this moment, doing God’s Work. A way of escape is available and attainable to you!
If you are one who desires to obey God – and who wants God’s protection in the uncertain times ahead, then here is good news. The Church of God New World Ministries is ready to answer your questions, and to show you the only escape possible.
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