Prepare to Meet Thy God

by Ron Wyatt

(First published in newsletter # 19 in 1997)

I believe that the greatest and last of God's messages to the inhabitants of our world is outlined in the texts below:

Humankind was created by a Being of such power and ability that we can not understand His ways or His means:

JOB 11:7 Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? 8; It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?

ISA 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.

PSA 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him. 5; For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. 6; Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

The first man, Adam, allowed a fallen angel (Lucifer) to convince him that God was a liar.

GEN 2:17 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.

2PE 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

GEN 5:5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

GEN 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5; For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 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.

God was not willing that mankind should perish, so together with His Son He devised a way for the members of the human family (who would cooperate with Him) to be saved.

JOH 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Satan had decided to try to overthrow his Creator and take over the universe:

REV 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8; And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9; And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

EZE 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 15; Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 16; By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 17; Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. 18; Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. 19; All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.

Despite Satan's lies to the contrary, none of us have immortality:

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.

1TI 6:14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of 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.

Immortality is one of the rewards God gives to the righteous at the end.

1CO 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

God allotted a period of time; (probably six thousand earth years) for the results of breaking His perfect law to be demonstrated:

1CO 4:9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

After this demonstration God will destroy every trace of sin and rebellion and then restore the universe to a sinless state:

REV 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5; And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

God prepared a lake of fire in which to destroy the devil and his angel followers. God will also destroy the human followers of Satan in this lake of fire:

MAT 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42; For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43; I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44; Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45; Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. 46; And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

The rewards of God are everlasting life for the righteous: and everlasting death for the wicked.

OBA 1:16 For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.

ROM 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: ...15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

By the free gift of His Son, Who gave Himself as our ransom, provision was made for our redemption (restoration). So that the results of breaking the perfect law of God would not be forgotten (BEFORE Christ came to earth and died for us), God instituted the sacrificial system. This system simply stated was that every sinner had to kill an innocent lamb, bullock or dove, and give it as a burnt offering to God.

Satan and his followers point to this blood sacrifice system with disdain and contempt; but they have always carried out bloody torture of both human and animal victims. God's plan was laid so deep and well that those of the human family that will cooperate with Him will be saved, and sin and sinners will be totally eradicated, and sin will never be found again.

OBA 1:16 For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.

NAH 1:9 What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.

God gives every one a measure of faith, and then tries them to see whether they will obey Him or not.

ROM 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

EXO 20:20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.

From Adam until the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, the Son of The Living God, mankind received forgiveness through the blood sacrifice system in faith, believing that the Son of the Living God- Who was represented by the sacrificial animals- would die for sins in their stead.

From the death of Jesus Christ, the Son of The Living God, until probation is closed we must ask The Living God (our Heavenly Father) for forgiveness and cleansing in and through the Name and Blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of The Living God, and confess and forsake our sins.

As the blood of the bullock (for the high priest) and the goat (for the people) was sprinkled upon the mercy seat of the ark of the Covenant on the Day of Atonement, so the Blood of Jesus Christ The Son of The living God, fell upon the mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant at His death.

Then, there was an earthquake at the death of The Lamb of God.

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;

A large crack opened a passage from the left side of the foot of the cross into the chamber twenty feet below where the Ark of the Covenant, covered by the mercy seat, had been placed by the direction of God the Father in 586/7 B.C. When the Roman centurion pierced the left side of The Lamb of God, His blood platelets, and serum (Blood and water) gushed out and fell upon the mercy seat. These events ratified both the old and new covenants.

Just before Christ's resurrection, an earthquake closed the passage from the cross to the mercy seat, effectively protecting it from pollution from the surface:

MAT 28:1 In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 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. 3; His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

As proof of the Father's acceptance of His Son's sacrifice, many who had died under the old covenant rose from the dead when The Christ did!

MAT 27:52 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. 54; Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

From that time until now, the gospel has been preached throughout the world. All those who were to pass through the grave were held accountable only for what they knew to be right.

ACT 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 31; Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

But, you and I, dear friend, may meet the Lamb of God face to face! We must be like Him or perish in our sins.

1JO 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3; And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.... 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil....15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

Our Heavenly Father has spread the gospel throughout the earth through His servants- but to this last generation He is filling the earth with the complete revelation of His last and greatest gospel message.

REV 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2; And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3; For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. 4; And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5; For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. 6; Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

To the inhabitants of the earth is being revealed the Father's own proof that His Son died for us.

1JO 5:7 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. 10; He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11; And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12; He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

We have all seen too many court trials on t.v. in the last few years. However from these trials we have learned that a WITNESS gives TESTIMONY and that this becomes EVIDENCE/PROOF. In 1 John 5:9. The Holy Spirit through John tells us that The Dried Blood and Serum (water) on the mercy seat of the Covenant "in the earth", presented through the power of The Holy Spirit is The Fathers' TESTIMONY/PROOF that His Son died to redeem us. This is repeated in

1Timothy 2:5,6: For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be TESTIFIED* in due time. (*PROOF GIVEN.)

The last time this "proof" is referred to is in Revelation:

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. *