Scripture References: Romans 8:14; Matthew 5:9; Matthew 5:44,45; Jeremiah 4:24-27 ; Zephaniah 1:1-7; Psalm 102:13-22; Malachi 3:14-18; Revelation 6:15-17; Revelation 21:5 &6; Revelation 22:13
Signs of the end of the age are all around us. It is rare now for a day to go by without hearing reports of some earthquake, volcanic eruption, or powerful storm happening. These are just a few of the signs about which Yahushua forewarned us.
For those that are children of Yahweh, it is a time of testing and anticipation of new heavens and a new earth. Those who are not children of Yahweh are either blissfully oblivious still or fearing future doom and gloom. Which sides do you and I fall under?
Characteristics of Yahweh’s Children
Can we know if we are Yahweh’s children? According to the scriptures, there are some good indicators. Here are a few:
• Led by the Ruach ha Kodesh/Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14)
• Peacemakers (Matthew 5:9)
• Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44,45)
• Bless them that curse you (Matthew 5:44,45)
• Pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you (Matthew 5:44,45)
Only Yahweh knows if we are doing these things to His satisfaction or not. However, if we are honest with ourselves, we may get a good diagnosis of our spiritual ancestry. It is not too late to strive to enter into the kingdom. Yahushua said to keep on seeking, knocking, and asking. Keep on obediently doing what the Master said to do.
Children of Yahweh at the End of the Age
The prophets Jeremiah, Zephaniah, and many others have described the end of the age as the Day of Yahweh. Jeremiah 4:24-27 describes trembling of mountains and hills, the culling of birds and mankind from the earth, and the destruction of all cities. However, Jeremiah 4:27 ends by Yahweh stating “…yet I will not make a full end.”
Zephaniah Chapter 1 goes into great detail about what will happen during the period of the Day of Yahweh and who will be affected. Zephaniah inspired by the Ruach ha Kodesh described destruction of man, beast, fowls, fish, and the idols of man. Again, those that have sought after Yahweh and inquired of Him seem to be spared (Zeph. 1:6).
Note: We see this happening before our very eyes. Occasionally, the mainstream media will report on mass bird deaths or large amounts of fish floating dead somewhere on the globe; after that they go back to reporting on the same distracting politics or celebrity gossip as before.
After praying and asking Yahweh about this particular time period in history, I was led to read Psalm 102:12,13. Many will think that this is a general psalm that could apply to anyone in time of affliction. The psalmist stated that Yahweh would endure forever (hallelujah!) and that He shall arise and have mercy on Zion for the time to favor her, yes, the set time is come. The children of Yahweh comprise Zion, and Yahweh has appointed a set time to favor and have mercy upon His people. I believe we are approaching that time.
The prophet Malachi said that there would be some that ask, “…what profit is there in following Yahweh? The wicked and proud are built up and made rich.” However, there was a group who feared Yahweh and spoke often of Him. Yahweh heard these people and noted them in a book of remembrance. He said that there would be an appointed day when He would spare those people as one spares his own son that serves him! (Malachi 3:14-18) Could we be approaching that time?
Yahushua means Yahweh’s Salvation, and He is the only way to be saved! Not even the wealthy can escape what Yahweh has planned. He already knows the plans of men and told the prophet Zephaniah to record that “Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them in the day of Yahweh’s wrath…” Zephaniah 1:18. The apostle John also states that in the Day of Yahweh men dwelling on the earth will run to caves and clefts of the rocks to hide from the face of Yahweh who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb Yahushua. Revelation 6:15-17
How does He know the plans of men years in advance? He is the first and the last, of course. He knows the beginning and the end. In Revelation 21:5 &6, Yahweh (Father) stated that He is Alpha and the Omega. In Revelation 22:13, Yahushua (Son) stated that He is the Alpha and the Omega. The two are one.