Are You a Christian? Do You Study Bible Prophecy? Are You a Fanatic?

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By Gordon King

Hello folks!  I hope and pray that you are all well and under the protection of the Lord.  I pray for vision, truth and enlightenment for all.  Amen

I find myself, almost daily, in a situation with another Christian who thinks that I am a fanatic.  Can you believe that?  A fanatic.  What exactly does that mean?

The Free Dictionary definition:   fanatic [fəˈnætɪk]  1. “a person whose enthusiasm or zeal for something is extreme or beyond normal limits.”

Ok, so is that such a bad thing?  Of course my zeal for God is beyond normal limits.  I am filled with the Holy Spirit of God.  It’s the supernatural power of God that drives me.  Aren’t all Christians supposed to be like that?  I believe they are.  If you are truly saved and a child of the Almighty God, Jesus Christ, then you should be a fanatic.  You should be filled with the Holy Spirit and driven to spread the word of God.  You should be walking with God daily, praying to God throughout the day, seeking the wisdom and knowledge of God.  Asking God to give you his gifts of the Spirit.  We should be hungry for more of God!  This is what God asks of us.  These are his words to us:

Matthew 22:37   “And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”

Revelation 3:19   “Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.”

Matthew 25:31   “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

Mark 16:15  “ And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.”

Colossians 3:1-2   “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”

Hebrews 11:6   “Whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him” 

1 Chronicles 16:11   “Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!”

Do you study bible prophecy?  I love to study bible prophecy.  One third of the bible is prophetic.  Why in the world would a Christian not want to learn or hear about bible prophecy.  But, I hear it all the time from other Christians:  “Oh, you’re not going to talk about that again?”  “You are over the top.”  “You are going to far.”  “I don’t like to talk about that stuff.”  “I have friends who are really into that.”  “Everything in the bible is not true fact, somethings are allegorical.”  “Revelation is written to put fear into your heart, it’s not really true prophecy.” And I hear it from unbelievers as well:  “You’re a nut.”  “What planet are you from?”  “Don’t start talking about that religious stuff.”  “You’re a conspiracy theorist.”  “Those are just stories, it’s not true.” God gave us prophecies for his glory.  Also to give his children advance notice and warning of what is to come.

Luke 12:40   40 “You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” 

2 Thessalonians 2:9   “The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders”

Luke 12:54-56   54 “He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens. 55 And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and it happens. 56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?”

1 Thessalonians 5:2-9   2 “For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children[a] of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,”

Well,  I don’t know about you, but as for myself, I believe the entire word of God to be the truth.  God has planted mysteries in the bible.  They shall be revealed to true believers in the end times.  If we, as Christians, love God and believe his words to be true, then we must believe the entire bible to be the truth.  We are not to only believe what we choose to believe, but we must believe all of God’s words.  We are not to pick and choose to suit our life styles.  If that were the case then why even bother?  Why believe and put our trust in God?  If we do not believe that the entire bible is the true, infallible word of the living God, then what difference does it make?  It wouldn’t.  Therefore I rest my case.  I believe in God and all of God’s words.

John 17:17   “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17   (ESV)   16All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

(NLT)   16 “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.”

As Christians we need to study the entire bible.  We must study bible prophecy.  We must study Revelation.  We need to learn from God’s words.  He is telling us what is to come.  Jesus tells us to be prepared.  He gives us many parables regarding this (Matthew 25: Ten Virgins, Matthew 25:14–30  Bags of Gold,  Matthew 25:31–46  Sheep and Goats).  God’s mind is greater than our own, his ways are greater than ours.  God’s ways are often mysterious.  We shall not understand much of the Lord’s ways until we get to heaven.

Revelation 21:7-8 shows the fate of those not going to heaven:    “Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

1 Corinthians 2:9   “But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”

Revelation 21:1-5
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Revelation 21:21-25
And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, transparent as glass. And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there.

Matthew 5:8   “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”

These are the words of the living God, Jesus Christ.  Like it or not.  We are to study the entire bible.  We are to have zeal for God.  To seek him daily.  To pray daily, without ceasing.  To spread his word and lead the lost to salvation.  If you are an unbeliever, then I strongly urge you to accept Jesus now.  We do not know how much time we are allotted here on earth.  Give your life to the Lord.  You will never regret it.  On the other hand, if you don’t, then you will always regret it.  Think about it, pray about it.

Accept Jesus now as your personal Lord and Savior.  Click here to get saved!

God Bless Everyone!    🙂

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17 replies

  1. Hello Mr. Gordon , My name is Sandra, my sister’s name is Sheila. I read one of your articles where you spoke a little about seeing the numbers 11:11. My sister and I who at the time were nit speaking to each other or even seeing each other. . I chose to forgive and God healed my heart ..mind & emotions, which led me to call my sister to ask her for forgiveness for not speaking to her and to let her know that I forgave her to. It was very sweet and peacefully. Below is what is everything that happened and the number 11:11.. Mr.Gordon , any thoughts or advice from you will much welcoming to my sister and I . thank you so much.
    We have the same Mother & Dad. We also have an older brother , who has a different Dad and we also have a younger sister , who also a another different Dad. Our loving and beautiful Mother was married to four different men.
    About four years ago our Mother passed away at the age of 74. She was born again , salvation in Jesus.
    Our Mother received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1995.
    Now to why I am writing you. When our Mother passed away , the funeral director looked at me and said, ” Your Mother’s passing/deplisted is listed 11:11 am , Mrs.Laird are you ok with this time?
    I respond with ” yes sir, if that is the time the doctor has written down , then yes”
    The funeral Director responded again and said ” yes Ma’am that is the time listed , I wanted to make sure that you were ok and in agreement.
    This question puzzled me because he never asked any other questions like that concerning our Mother’s passing away.
    Well after that day I kept seeing the number 11:11, and talked to my husband about seeing it and how odd I felt that the Funeral Director made a point to ask if I were ok with Mom’s time of passing away and then seeing the time and those numbers at least three to four times a week.
    NowI had stopped talking to my sister ‘ Sheila’ who shares the same Mother and Father as I , because of greed. Well after a year and a half of only having contact through text messages, I felt healed and strong enough to being able to answer her calls and talk with her again. I also told her that I forgave her and went another step to ask her to forgive me …forgive me for not speaking to her
    Well after a few good and precious but very short phone calls with each other she asked if I would newt her for lunch
    I did and was excited about meeting with her. by the way I am also the eldest sister
    of the three sister’s.
    Well I walked in to the restaurant, Sheila was already seated at our table and waiting for me.
    We hugged and sat down . Sheila said Sandra ibhave a question , I said ” yes” she said ” have you been seeing the same number over and over again? I said ” wow Sheila, yes I have! Before I could tell her what the numbers were she blurted out ” 11:11 ?”
    I was shocked and amazed that she dudnt just say 11 but she said 11:11!!!
    I told her about what the
    Funeral Director said to me and how I had seen the number every since!
    My question is this, can you give any opinion about why my sister and I both are seeing the
    Number 11:11 continuously to this day.
    My sister does not have a relationship with Jesus. I do, I love Jesus .
    Any thoughts would be so appreciated. I feel like it is God Who is showing us.
    Thank you Much, Sandra

  2. Hello Mr. Gordon , My name is Sandra, my sister’s name is Sheila. We have the same Mother & Dad. We also have an older brother , who has a different Dad and we also have a younger sister , who also a another different Dad. Our loving and beautiful Mother was married to four different men.
    About four years ago our Mother passed away at the age of 74. She was born again , salvation in Jesus.
    Our Mother received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1995.
    Now to why I am writing you. When our Mother passed away , the funeral director looked at me and said, ” Your Mother’s passing/deplisted is listed 11:11 am , Mrs.Laird are you ok with this time?
    I respond with ” yes sir, if that is the time the doctor has written down , then yes”
    The funeral Director responded again and said ” yes Ma’am that is the time listed , I wanted to make sure that you were ok and in agreement.
    This question puzzled me because he never asked any other questions like that concerning our Mother’s passing away.
    Well after that day I kept seeing the number 11:11, and talked to my husband about seeing it and how odd I felt that the Funeral Director made a point to ask if I were ok with Mom’s time of passing away and then seeing the time and those numbers at least three to four times a week.
    NowI had stopped talking to my sister ‘ Sheila’ who shares the same Mother and Father as I , because of greed. Well after a year and a half of only having contact through text messages, I felt healed and strong enough to being able to answer her calls and talk with her again. I also told her that I forgave her and went another step to ask her to forgive me …forgive me for not speaking to her
    Well after a few good and precious but very short phone calls with each other she asked if I would newt her for lunch
    I did and was excited about meeting with her. by the way I am also the eldest sister
    of the three sister’s.
    Well I walked in to the restaurant, Sheila was already seated at our table and waiting for me.
    We hugged and sat down . Sheila said Sandra ibhave a question , I said ” yes” she said ” have you been seeing the same number over and over again? I said ” wow Sheila, yes I have! Before I could tell her what the numbers were she blurted out ” 11:11 ?”
    I was shocked and amazed that she dudnt just say 11 but she said 11:11!!!
    I told her about what the
    Funeral Director said to me and how I had seen the number every since!
    My question is this, can you give any opinion about why my sister and I both are seeing the
    Number 11:11 continuously to this day.
    My sister does not have a relationship with Jesus. I do, I love Jesus .
    Any thoughts would be so appreciated. I feel like it is God Who is showing us.
    Thank you Much, Sandra

  3. Hi Gordon,
    I also have dreams and no one takes me seriously they think I’ve lost the plot. There are very few Christians I can talk to about end times and Israel. Many Christians seem to think life is going to carry on as normal for a long time. No one seems to want The Lord to come back quickly. I go to a great church its Pentecostal but they do not teach end times or prophecy. I just watch what is happening, and I am amazed by these prophetic times, if i talk about it they look at me like i’m nuts too! I feel really isolated sometimes so it’s really lovely to connect to like minded people on these type of blogs, and it’s the only place I can find information on what’s really going on. I’m in the UK. God bless you and thanks for your post.

    • Hello Jenni, thank you for your encouragement. I know exactly how you feel. It is very sad that we cannot speak with many other Christians about the end times and Israel. I agree. They continue to live a worldly life, as if bible prophecy does not exist.

      I love to talk about end time prophecy. I actually have a website: endtimebibleprophecy.wordpress.com . I am a co-author on this site.

      I used to go to a Pentecostal church as well, however, they did teach bible prophecy. The church I go to now, does not teach it. It’s very hard to find a church that does. I thought about starting a church that preaches end time prophecy. We really need it now.

      The things that are happening in the world today are incredible and amazing. And these events just keep coming and coming. It’s almost surreal. It is an exciting time to be alive. I feel blessed that God chose me to live in the end times! If only people would listen to us and accept Jesus as Lord. Hmmm…..
      God Bless Jenni 🙂

  4. I really enjoyed this article, especially it’s introductory … it reminded me of when I was called a rebel .. and since I in deed do revolt against the satanic powers and principalities that governs the very atmosphere, and Spiritually fight daily to overthrow the satanic ruling powers over God’s people …. and refuse to conform to the usual codes and conventions of a wicked society … like Gordon being called a fanatic … being called a rebel wasn’t so bad … so I guess it’s not so much as what name we‘re identified with, but what we stand for ..

    • Well, with society changing course, what was once good is now evil and what was once evil is now considered good. I would say that you are a rebel. If that’s what being a rebel is, then count me in!
      Amen God Bless! 🙂

  5. This world is not our home. We do not fit in or conform to its image, we are different.

    We are much like those in the Hall of Faith…….

    Hebrews 11:13
    All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.

  6. Hi, I have that problem too with my family members and some friends but at my age, I just keep plugging along. I kinda keep quiet around family members about politics cause I was called the doom man but even that doesn’t bother me so much anymore as I see all these things developing.by the current policy. Also, I attend a Baptist church and like other Baptist’s church’s, they seldom ever preach on Prophecy or end times. Some don’t even preach on hell. What a shame! I have mentioned 2 Chronicles 7:14-15 at times in the church’s that I have attended and to people that I know and they just blow me off as another nit I guess. It seems to be that way anyway. God laid those verses on my heart for a reason and that reason should not be taken lightly, I believe. I am seeing them more and more on these pages and God Bless you all for posting them here but we need a lot more of it on every page. Facebook is probably getting tired of me posting these verses of Scripture and they did concur shutting for posting them too much at one time. I liked where I read that a church in Indonesia is in prayer 24/7 for their nation and the world. That’s what we need to do folks, but how do we accomplish it? I love y’all for the great posts and news headlines. Keep pressing on in Jesus Holy Name.

    • Amen Everett. I too have the same problem with family members. I was not raised as a Christian.
      The church has many attendees whom are not Christian. Sort of funny you mentioned this. Wolves in sheep’s clothing. Just yesterday, as I was sitting in church, God gave me a message, in my soul. He told me that “Not everyone here is a Christian” “Some are wolves in sheep’s clothing”. I am not sure why he told me this, but he did.
      I have also been to many churches that do not preach from the entire bible. Heaven, hell, prophecy. Even my own church, which does preach the truth and spreading the gospel. However, they do not preach prophecy or current events related to prophecy. The only church which I have attended that does preach prophecy was a pentecostal church.
      We surely need more prayer. I agree. God Bless!

  7. Gordon, good points, on passion, zeal, kindness to others, focus on the truth in the Bible and believing with all one’s heart, mind and soul. There is power in the Lord, some will refuse to listen, but that is ok. Not all of us are Pastors, but that does not mean we cannot use our personal relationship with Jesus to minister to others in His power, giving Him the glory. God Bless ya- we need more fanatics for Jesus today who immerse themselves in their walk.

    • Amen Doug. We surely need more zealous Christians walking with the Lord daily. Spreading the truth. We need the anointing of the Holy Spirit upon the world.
      Just for the record, I’m not a pastor, but, I appreciate the thought! Just a child of God spreading the word.
      God Bless!

  8. I was thinking and dealing with the same subject just this past week and the Lord reminded me about His will that we be hot for Him or just plain cold,no in between’s as He makes it clear that they are despised by Him.
    The lukewarm ones are always troubled by the hot ones,they make them feel uncomfortable in their compromised lives with the world. They’re the ones who will betray you to their true master they serve.
    No halfhearted,no double minded ,no lukewarm in the Kingdom of God,the way is truly narrow.

    “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:

    The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this:

    15 ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. 16 So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. 17 Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, 18 I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. 19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent.Rev. 3

  9. Shalom Gordon, I hear every word you are saying and yes I am just like you, and they treat me like a stranger, including my family, they think I have lost it, they avoid me, or as soon as I start talking about Yah, they change the subject, because they don’t want to hear me talk about Him or His Son.. I don’t know why? Who wouldn’t want to know our Father and Messiah?, maybe because I don’t sugar coat, I tell it like it is.. I had a friend tell me last night you can read the same sentence in the Bible and get 3 different meaning, NOT TRUE! —— I will keep you in my prayers… At least allot of us are ready!!!! HalleluYAH Amein!!

    Blessings!! Yah Bless you and keep you!

    • Yes, many people just don’t want to hear it. But, what really gets me are the other Christians who don’t want to hear about it either. They really think that I am nuts. I also have dreams and visions from God. I don’t even mention that to them. They would probably try to have me committed! LOL
      Thank you for your encouragement! Christians need to stand up for each other and the Word of God.
      I believe that Jesus is coming soon. I hope and pray for many more to be saved before the rapture of the church.
      Thank you for your prayers. I will pray for you as well.

      God Bless! Maranatha! 😉

"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14 God's call to the world! Are you ready?

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