Part of the mission of the Joseph Plan is to help the body of Christ be aware of the events and sorrows mentioned in Matthew 24 that we are experiencing today. These all must happen before the day of our great Hope and Promise. All saved Christians being united for eternity with the Lord for eternity.
Another great hope is Gods’ promise to spare His children from the wrath of God that will be poured out during the great tribulation. That is called the rapture.
The Joseph Plan will always stay on top of world developments and the status of God’s jewel, Jerusalem. But our mission is much bigger than that. Physical preparation is important, but carnal. It is smart and important, but it is only part of the answer.
Our greater mission is found inside Matthew 24:13 He who endures to the end, the same shall be kept safe. (Some versions say saved, instead of safe. But in the original language safe is totally correct,) A primary focus of ours will be on the word “endures”. It’s a very big word. We believe that all of us who are saved, will be saved from the demonic attacks of Satan by our faith and the terrible wrath of God by the rapture.
Luke 21:35 for it shall come as a snare on all those sitting on the face of the whole earth.
Luke 21:36 Watch therefore, praying in every season that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things which shall occur, and to stand before the Son of Man.
1Th 4:13 But I would not have you ignorant, brothers, concerning those who are asleep, that you be not grieved, even as others who have no hope.
1Th 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will also bring with Him all those who have fallen asleep through Jesus.
1Th 4:15 For we say this to you by the Word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord shall not go before those who are asleep.
1Th 4:16 For the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ shall rise first.
1Th 4:17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. And so we shall ever be with the Lord.
He or she that walks and lives with an Enduring Faith will be kept Safe! Safe from temptation and safe from the acts of the evil one. This is one of the great promises of God in Matthew 24. His coming back, in the flesh, is the greatest.
He or she that walks and lives with an Enduring Faith to our appointed time, will be kept Safe!
Developing and living In “An Enduring Faith” is the rest of The Joseph Plans mission.
The most important question we all need to ask ourselves is: Are we saved? Are we guaranteed eternal salvation through the saving grace of Jesus Christ?
A faith in Jesus Christ and with the knowledge that He is fully God! A faith that the Lord has accomplished everything. There is nothing we can accomplish or work for that will earn our way to heaven. A faith that assures you that your sins have been forgiven, once you have repented. A faith that will sustain, carry and guide you through all hardship!
How to walk each day in an ENDURING FAITH that Jesus Christ CAN and WILL protect and guide us through these times will be the theme of The Joseph Plan.
We will be exploring the core teachings of the Holy Word that instructs us in how to live with an Enduring Faith that will sustain and protect you.
But this has never been done before and the Joseph Plan does not pretend to have all the answers. God didn’t sit me down one day and explain all the ultimate truths for surviving the end times. I read the same bible you do. I pray to the same God you do and am guided by the same spirit. But many of us have different gifts.
At least in the beginning, we will focus our attention on God’s core precept teachings. These are the teachings that God wants us to understand are primary tenants of our faith. They would include tenants like salvation or the grace of God or our sin nature. They each pass the three way test. Each of these are stated in the old testament, preached by Jesus and explained in the epistles. The teachings that meet this three part test should be at the core of an Enduring Faith. The entire bible is, of course, totally relevant and we will need the entire consul of God to maintain our faith and survive the upcoming hard times.
The armor of God is a core teaching that we should all endeavor to put on each and every day. Simply knowing about it will not be enough. Believing that they are God’s word and thinking about them will not help you or me to Endure in our faith. We each will have to believe in them as tools that God has provided us and actually DO Them! Not just on Sundays or at a bible study meeting.
I have posted a vast number of core bible verse teachings that are and will be invaluable. Feel free to download them and use them. It is recommended that we each try to memorize as many of these as possible and I will be reminding you about this a lot. The Lord tells us on a number of occasions that we are supposed to take the word inside of ourselves. He even suggests that we go so far as to eat it, if that is what we need to do to have it become part of us. Living a life IN the word does not mean carrying a bible around in the back seat of your car.
There are many other bible learnings that we can and will be discussing, along with some practical, worldly suggestions and techniques that will benefit us all.
My friend, Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. Some of us even tomorrow.
There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven, in Jesus Christ’s name, in prayer today!
Are You Saved from the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.
Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.
When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.
He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!
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May God Bless You and keep you safe from the evil one!
Pastor Thomas Holm
The ministry of The Joseph Plan