Sunday Go to meeting Bun! Where is the promise of His Coming?

Sunday go to Meeting Bun


L. A. Marzulli

    2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as [they were] from the beginning of the creation.

I may have discussed this portion of scripture before, however, I feel that it is apropos to visit it again, with all that is going on in the world, and here’s why.  There is a time before a life changing event where all seems normal, it’s business as usual.  Before Columbus discovered America, most thought the world was flat, it was the accepted position of Columbus’ day.  Everyone’s paradigm changed and what was scoffed at became accepted as the new norm as Columbus proved that the world was round.  The English people were lulled into a false sense of security when Chamberlain assured everyone that Hitler did not war…. everyone’s paradigm was rocked when Hitler attacked Poland and WWII began.

Most people 200 years ago could never have imagined that we would go faster than 30 miles an hour, or fly through the air, or land on the moon, or traverse the depths of the ocean in submarines, or store vast amounts of data on computer chips, or a thousand other wonders of the modern age.

What Peter warns us of almost 2000 years ago, continues to echo down the centuries, where is the promise of His coming?  Peter warns us that there will be scoffers in the last days, who will mock a literal second coming.  We certainly don’t have a problem seeing that today do we?   Here in the west the supernatural has taken a back seat to the scientific method.  In other words if we can’t produce it in a lab it can’t be real…. Of course if that’s the case, how do we come to terms with Moses parting the Red Sea, Jesus walking on water, or rising from the dead, or healing the sick, or the words of prophecy which, to me, seem to be lining up and getting ready to be fulfilled!

Here, in the west, we are mostly dead to the supernatural.  Those miracles that we read in our Bibles, might have happened long ago, but certainly they won’t happen now in our time…. Yashua/Jesus coming isn’t really literal.  The devil won’t really manifest on the earth, when he is booted out of the second heaven.  The temple literally won’t be rebuilt.  The Jews aren’t really the Jews.  The Rapture of the church wasn’t taught by the early church fathers – I will get into this more in another post as they most certainly did!  There is no literal millennium, and on an on it goes.

I believe that He is coming.  I don’t know when, but when He tells me the signs of what to look for that will tell me when he his coming, the wars and rumors of wars, famines and pestilence and earthquakes in diverse places, I have what I need to discern the signs of the times.  I also live in the modern era where I can now track these signs, where only a few decades ago it was impossible to do so.

The rider on the white horse with the armies of Heaven at his command is literal, in my opinion.  I have had two waking visions in my 31 years as a Christian, and as Paul says, whether in the body or out of the body I do not know.  I do know that I was in that scene, seated on a white horse.  That the armies of heaven are shaped like a horse-shoe and stacked rows upon rows high into the sky.  I was positioned at the top right hand side, about four rows back.  The horse I was on did not have a bridle or saddle.  I had a sword in my hand and was dressed in white.  Every eye was on the rider on the white horse.  Everyone assembled in that scene could see Him as we rode to earth for the final battle.  I saw this before I knew of the passage of scripture that tells of this.  Remember that the kings of the earth are assembled and with the Antichrist are looking up thinking that they can conquer Him who sits on the white horse…. REv 19:19

The promise of His coming is the most real, assured event in the history of the world…. even so come Lord Jesus!

16 thoughts on “Sunday Go to meeting Bun! Where is the promise of His Coming?

    • Awesome!

      1st Thes. 4
      15 For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
      16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
      17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

      At that point, I believe our spiritual bodies (present with the Lord) and physical bodies (that sleep) are reunited.

      1st Cor. 15
      42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
      43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
      44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
      45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

      46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
      47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
      48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
      49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

      50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
      51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
      52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

      Since “God is not the god of the dead, but of the living.” As was shown at the mount of Transfiguration, not in the least by Moses.

  1. GREAT BUN!!!! And very interesting, relating to your blog today……. that on Coast 2Coast last night Ian Punnett (of all people!!!) was very respectful of matters of faith! I can’t remember the name of his guest but the discussion had to do with atheistic scientists being fanatics on the opposite side and the best response when challenged by a militant science type is to say that science can ONLY comment on that which may be measured so by their own criteria they are not qualified to have any opinion on our faith!
    Loved it!!!! I will see if I can find a link to the show.

  2. All one has to do is watch 99% of ANY kind of media and what putrid programing is being put forth, spewing their Godless world view and it tells me we ARE in the times Peter speaks of.

    So many of those wearing the label of “Christian” fit into this category as well as faith without works is dead. Sadly there are not enough works to go along with the faith of the average Christian to prove Peter wrong to the unbeliever.

    I do know the enemy of our souls has ramped up his attacks on TRUE believers who fight the Good Fight, having counted the cost before taking up their cross daily to follow Jesus Christ.

    If ever there was a time for us to encourage each other in the Faith, it is now as we are about to be hit like never before. (See Russ Dizdar).

    May the Peace of Jesus Christ fall upon on all.

    In Christ,

    Jeff D

  3. What I appreciate about LA’s writings is his humility as reflected in statements like “I believe” or “This is what I think.” What a relief from statements implying “This is the only way it is” or “There is no other interpretation than this.”
    Thanks! Interpreting the bible is a lifelong endeavor where you’re trying to assemble a 2-million piece puzzle and you don’t know what pieces to put together when there are so many close fits. Which to pair? Which to ignore? Which to set aside ’til the very end?

  4. my follow-ups to 11-04 discussions…

    November 6, 2011 at 8:59 pm “Hey Ghillie! (…can’t help but think of “ghillie suits”)

    November 5, 2011 at 2:49 pm “@ Vincent’s millennial kingdom 10x10x10x….”

  5. Another uplifting sunday message from a true man of God. thanks L.A. for a true insight of the non believer.which is Mockery and Unblieve. I believe the next handful of years are going to be the most dramatic, eventful few, this world has seen yet. Hang on everyone, and especially hang on to the garment of Jesus.

  6. Hey LA- Doug Hamp has a paper called The Fig Tree Has Budded and in page 11, he explains the timing of the 2nd coming of Jesus, based on the reestablishment of Israel in 1948 and 70-80 years for a generation (Ps 90:10). See the math in the below excerpt.

    “…in light of the incredible accuracy of His first coming, we ought to be persuaded that the above dates are both reasonable and likely. The Lord’s second coming, therefore, appears to be between 2018 – 2028. The beginning of the Great Tribulation (subtract seven years) then would most likely commence between 2011 – 2021. Remember we are to know the times and the seasons yet Jesus said very literally that the day and the hour no one can know. The Lord’s second coming between 2018 and 2028 is seemingly the time and the season, but is not predictive of the day or the hour.”

  7. Great Bun, L.A. I really appreciate your blog. I’m so glad you have it open for comments again. Please check out this 7 minute video on a possible EMP attack from North Korea or Iran.

  8. L.A. talk about visions, what a thing. Had a few myself of thy end days. Do you know of the Northern Army of Heaven which have 35’ft. angels and horses to carry them.

  9. Our Lord is near.As in Jesus’ story of the virgins awaiting the Bridegroom, we must keep the wicks trim and have enough oil for the lamps to greet Him.Praise our Heavenly Father, thank you Lord Jesus!How exciting to know He is on His way!

  10. Amen! This is more assured now than ever! The very conditions that the Word sets forth are happening now…the falling away….the technology that exists now….the rampant unbelief (there are more people who believe in nothing – or think they believe in nothing)…all these conditions are prophesied in the Word.
    These things make me more certain than ever that He is coming…and soon! Maranatha! I love reading your comments.

    Since you came to Columbus, everyone in the congregation at Temple Beth Ohr says they feel much more aware of things….we all feel the call to be watchmen. Bless you LA, keep up the good work….Sue

  11. And, Israel made a Military threat against Iran….Oh Boy! They have made two attacks on their enemies in the past.

    • Israel’s Peres Warns Attack on Iran Getting ‘Closer’

      Israeli President Shimon Peres warned on Sunday that an attack on Iran is becoming increasingly likely, days before a report by the UN’s nuclear watchdog on Iran’s nuclear programme is due.

      “The possibility of a military attack against Iran is now closer to being applied than the application of a diplomatic option,” Peres told the Israel Hayom daily.!

      Condi Rice: ‘I Have No Doubt Israel Will Defend Itself Against Iran’

      What the world absolutely knows is that Israel already took out the French built reactor in Iraq using the most sophisticated intelligence program and splendidly precise military on the planet. What is also patently evident is that the entire Arab world recognizes Israel’s doomsday capability of counterstriking with hydrogen weapons. Iran knows if Israel cripples their nuclear program they cannot afford to retaliate because Israel will obliterate all of their population centers in mere seconds with their Jericho missiles.

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