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  • Pressure! | The Family International
    anything Instead pray about everything tell God your needs and don t forget to thank Him for His answers If you do this you will experience God s peace which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus Philippians 4 6 7 TLB First things first Pressure is the enemy That s especially true for Christians because when we feel under pressure the first thing to get crowded out of our schedule is often the very thing we need most our time with the Lord You could be the most organized person in the world but if you neglect your time with the Lord your spirit will suffer To get the Lord s perfect peace you have to take time with the Lord To take time with Him you have to trust that whatever urgent work you have is in His hands and under His control To trust Him you have to understand and embrace the wonderful truth that He loves you so much He wants to help you with every aspect of your life He is concerned about you and your happiness He wants to be involved He wants to help you with your workload and He will help you as much as you let Him He will lighten your load incredibly if you ll just ask Him So when you begin to feel under pressure the smartest thing you can do is stop and ask the Lord for help He wants you to bring your problems to Him and if you will He will soothe your ruffled nerves calm your mind and show you what to do Taking that time to pray and commit your work to

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/viewpoints/views-issues/24/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Love Is the Most Important Thing! | The Family International
    in our work The Bible doesn t teach us that diligence is the most important thing it teaches us that love is the most important thing The greatest of these is love 1 Corinthians 13 13 You may do your work well and accomplish a lot but if you haven t learned how to work with others and treat them with love then you re missing one of the main lessons we re here on earth to learn We need to learn to love people and to do that we need to also learn that people are different and we can t treat them all the same The Lord wants us to treat people differently according to their needs Jesus was very mindful of people s human weaknesses and didn t require the same from everyone The apostle Paul also instructed Uphold the weak be patient with all 1 Thessalonians 5 14 What is the most important ingredient in our relations with each other What did Jesus say proves we are His disciples Love By this all will know that you are My disciples if you have love for one another John 13 35 How can you love God whom you can t see if you can t love the people you live and work with all the time How can you say you love people whom you haven t seen if you don t love your brother or sister whom you see every day 1 John 4 20 It s clear that as Christians we are really erring if we don t love each other Laura was an excellent worker but even if she were perfect even if she spent 18 hours a day on the job without making one mistake she d still not be pleasing God if she did not show a loving attitude toward the people she worked with In our office there was obviously a problem between Laura and Anne and resolving it was part of their job It wasn t easy because one of the hardest things to learn is how to work with other people That s a lot harder to learn than how to operate a machine that doesn t talk back It s a lot harder to get along with people and handle them lovingly and get them to love you but Laura learned and we can too Am I my brother s keeper Genesis 4 9 Well the answer is obvious Of course we are our brother s keeper and we need to remember that some people need to be kept even more lovingly and tenderly than others To be successful with people you have to learn that people are different and need to be treated differently The Lord put certain people in your life relatives coworkers superiors clients or neighbors whether you like it or not Whether you like to be with these people or not He has placed you with them and it s your responsibility to love

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/viewpoints/views-issues/23/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Miracles | The Family International
    the miraculous The Bible not only reveals the acts of the supernatural God but it also imparts faith to anyone who reads it with an open heart Romans 10 17 The Bible has a miraculous transforming effect on our lives and that gives us faith for other miracles Faith in God and His Son Jesus Christ faith in the Christ of the Bible makes for faith in our everyday lives That s because real faith believes in the changeless Christ and His power brings the same results today as it did during His earthly ministry and through His original followers Shortly before His crucifixion Jesus promised He who believes in Me the works that I do he will do also and greater works than these he will do because I go to My Father John 14 12 Then after His resurrection when He appeared to His disciples He said that signs miracles would follow those who believed in Him and miracles did follow Mark 16 17 18 20 It wasn t long before others were saying of the first Christians These who have turned the world upside down have come here too Acts 17 6 Those first followers and the ones who were to come had such confidence that the supernatural power of God was at their command that they dared to challenge the mighty Roman Empire and shook it to its very foundations If Jesus is the same yesterday today and forever Hebrews 13 8 why is it so hard to believe that He in answer to prayer will do the same kinds of miracles today Wherever you find real faith manifested you will find miracles God s faithfulness to His Word absolutely compels Him to perform miracles Virginia Brandt Berg Tweet All Topics Views on Issues The Future

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/viewpoints/views-issues/28/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Big Change Coming | The Family International
    not just ecologically but economically and militarily a fact acknowledged in many quarters these factors will help propel humanity into forming a united world government LIKE THE UNITED NATIONS No The United Nations is just an organization with representatives from all nations but with little real authority more or less a glorified debating society What I am saying is that the nations will come together to form a world government that has the power to implement what it decides worldwide THIS SOUNDS A BIT FAR FETCHED NATIONS ARE NOT GOING TO BE THAT READY TO SURRENDER THEIR SOVEREIGNTY Nations already are Many surrendered sovereignty over their economies long ago when they had to implement economic plans dictated to them by supranational institutions such as the IMF Others such as the nations of Europe have surrendered parts of their sovereignty in order to form regional unions with other nations So that bridge has been crossed OKAY SAY THEY DO THIS A UNITED WORLD GOVERNMENT DOESN T SOUND LIKE A BAD IDEA AT LEAST IT COULD PUT AN END TO WARS ALLOW FOR EQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES ETC Don t kid yourself Most wars in the world today are wars within nations civil wars and there is not a nation on Earth that doesn t exhibit great disparity between rich and poor So all that talk about peace and equality being instituted if the nations of the world were united under one government of man is just hot air BUT WE LL STILL GET A UNITED WORLD GOVERNMENT ACCORDING TO WHAT YOU JUST SAID Yes you will EVERY GOVERNMENT EVEN A WORLD GOVERNMENT HAS ITS HEAD Exactly and do you know who is going to be at the head of this one YOU Ha No not yet The world is going to turn the reins of government over to a brilliant man who will command respect and allegiance from all A GOOD LEADER FOR A CHANGE SOUNDS LIKE JUST THE TICKET That is what everyone well almost everyone is going to say at first But this man has a sinister secret He is known by many names but the one that is the most well known is the Antichrist THAT DOESN T SOUND VERY FLATTERING WHY WOULD HE WANT TO CALL HIMSELF THE ANTICHRIST He doesn t But I have called him that and the many millions of Christians who are aware of his imminent arrival on the world stage will recognize him for who he is and will so label him WITH A NAME LIKE THE ANTICHRIST I SUPPOSE HE MUST BE THE ANTITHESIS OF THE REAL CHRIST Exactly And it doesn t take a lot to conclude that if he is the Antichrist he must therefore be getting his signals from a very different direction than Jesus did As Jesus was God in human flesh so in parody the Antichrist will be the Devil in the flesh WHY WOULD WE CHOOSE THE DEVIL IN THE FLESH TO BE OUR WORLD

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/viewpoints/future/75/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Here Comes The Antichrist | The Family International
    these events should and they will try to warn others But by this time events will be rolling and the program of world government will have gained such momentum that protest will not be brooked YOU MENTIONED OTHER MEASURES INSTITUTED BY THIS WORLD LEADER WHAT ARE THESE As most astute observers will notice even though a majority of people might disagree with a government on many issues as long as the economy remains good they will usually put up with what they have So the world government s number one priority will be the economy Today an enormous amount of capital flows electronically throughout the world Nations are no longer alone in deciding their fates These are now in the hands of international investors and speculators Speculation on a nation s currency or a sudden withdrawal of investments can bring a nation to ruin in days This tactic will be used to trigger a global economic collapse WON T PEOPLE BE READY TO TOSS THIS ANTICHRIST AND HIS GOVERNMENT OUT THEN To the contrary people will demand that he intervene To achieve recovery the world government will bring to its ultimate conclusion the present digital trend in the world s economy ELECTRONIC COMMERCE Not just electronic commerce a total electronic economy In the new economy it will not be efficient to mint coins or paper currency or use other paper securities The swiftness with which transactions are made on an institutional level will need to be able to be utilized by the smallest entity in the economy the individual In order to do this everyone will need a unique identity number by which his transactions will be logged To assure that the number remains unique to that person and can be used by no one else the number will be encoded in a microchip implant along with other vital statistics and data on the individual and then inserted under the skin on the right hand LIKE THE IMPLANTS NOW USED IN PETS Yes similar to those This implant will go through many upgrades as further more sinister uses are found for it Eventually models will be produced to be inserted in the frontal lobe of the brain You can only imagine what purposes that will be put to This is the famous Mark of the Beast the number 666 being associated with each individual s unique personal identity number This system will coexist for a while with current financial systems even cash but eventually all who wish to buy or sell or transact any business whatsoever will need to convert to this Mark of the Beast system ASIDE FROM YOUR OBVIOUS INFERENCE THAT THIS IS BAD THERE SEEMS TO ME TO BE LOTS OF ADVANTAGES TO JUST SUCH A SYSTEM If there weren t obvious advantages people would not buy into it There are a lot of advantages as far as convenience and ease of purchasing and conducting other financial transactions and that is why people will be willing to

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/viewpoints/future/74/ (2016-02-15)
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  • World Forecast: Trouble And Triumph | The Family International
    reasons there are Christians in the world today Their purpose is to be an example of their faith to tell others about Jesus and to bring them into My kingdom During the Great Tribulation this will be needed more than ever BUT A LOT OF THEM AREN T EXACTLY GOOD EXAMPLES OF THEIR FAITH NOW Unfortunately not but they really won t have much choice then They will have to either stand up for what they believe or become part of the Antichrist s system They will soon find out that the Antichrist won t tolerate them so they will have to cast their lot in with the rebels OKAY WE HAVE THE GREAT TRIBULATION HAPPENING WHAT NEXT I HOPE THERE IS A BIT OF AN UPSWING The Great Tribulation will last for approximately three and a half years one thousand two hundred and sixty days to be precise Then Jesus will return in the clouds with all the host of Heaven Everyone will see Him as He circles the globe calling all His people to come to Him Then will be the great Rapture I spoke of earlier when all those who have received Jesus into their hearts dead and alive will rise to meet Him in the air I EVEN HAVE A BIT OF TROUBLE FLYING IN AN AIRPLANE BUT HERE YOU HAVE PEOPLE FLYING UP TO MEET JESUS I HOPE YOU DO A NUMBER ON ME OTHERWISE I M GOING TO HAVE TO KEEP MY EYES CLOSED THE WHOLE TIME Don t worry You ll find that you will have a new transformed superhuman body similar in style to what you have now but greatly improved and enhanced and impervious to harm In these new and eternal bodies all who believe will rise up into the sky in a mighty wave They will then be taken to the centerpiece of Heaven the Heavenly City where they will join with all those in Heaven to celebrate this great deliverance and victory in an event known as the Marriage Supper of the Lamb It will truly be the most wonderful occasion to date held in Heaven Meanwhile on Earth the troubles will intensify and multiply dramatically Many people will die and still more will wish to die to get away from the horrible plagues and disasters that will be occurring WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO WERE IN THE REBEL RESISTANCE WHO WERE NOT CHRISTIANS IT HARDLY SOUNDS FAIR IF THEY GET CAUGHT UP IN ALL THIS TOO I will protect them during this time It is during this period that the Antichrist will amass his forces to try to annihilate the main force of the remaining rebels Battle will be joined on the plain of Megiddo in Israel This is the famous Battle of Armageddon a battle so fierce and terrible as to dwarf all other battles in its ferocity and carnage It is in the midst of this battle that the forces of Heaven under the leadership of Jesus

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/viewpoints/future/73/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Beyond The Hiccup | The Family International
    WE ALSO HAVE THE PEOPLE WHO SURVIVE ARMAGEDDON GETTING A MAKEOVER TOO That s right There will be those who survive on Earth through Armageddon Those survivors will not necessarily get a makeover as you called it but with a few changes in the environment the aging process will decelerate markedly So although the initial survivors will benefit marginally the real beneficiaries will be their children and their children s children WHAT ARE ALL THESE SURVIVORS GOING TO DO IT SOUNDS A BIT LIKE THEY ALL GO BACK TO THE STONE AGE chuckles That s not a very nice way to describe the nearly paradisiacal lifestyle that they will eventually enjoy I DON T THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE CHAMPING AT THE BIT TO GO RURAL Too boring YES I THINK MANY WILL THINK SO Got a better idea MOST PEOPLE GO FOR THE URBAN LIFESTYLE Millions of people being lonely together That is a better idea NOT EVERYONE IS LONELY I ADMIT THAT APPARENTLY A LOT ARE BUT MOST HAVE SOME FRIENDS AT LEAST Man was not designed to be an urban creature Believe it or not he was designed with a rural or at least semi rural lifestyle in mind Okay I see the wheels turning in there and you are going to say that I knowing the future and all should have been able to anticipate cities Of course I did But I still didn t design man for that He functions best in a more quiet peaceful but regular life Modern urban stress is a killer that is doing more damage than most people realize BUT YOU SAID EARLIER THAT THE CENTERPIECE OF HEAVEN IS A GIANT CITY ISN T THIS CONTRADICTORY THAT YOUR IDEA OF HEAVEN IS A CITY BUT THOSE ON EARTH NEED TO LIVE AS COUNTRY BUMPKINS City is perhaps not the best way to describe it but it comes closest in your understanding It is huge Almost unimaginably huge It is in the shape of pyramid with a base of nearly five million square kilometers and an apex over 2000 kilometers high Now I admit some of it might have the appearance of being urban but there is a lot of parkland and open space in an area that big And I assure you the lifestyle will be relaxed Even though much work will still be done there it takes place at a relaxed pace But back to your apparent critique of My plan for Earth during those thousand years I can assure you that people will enjoy life there or at least most of them will MOST BUT NOT ALL There will be those who will not be satisfied Just like Adam and Eve were not satisfied with what I had for them in Eden so some people will not be satisfied in a world that will closely resemble Eden YOU WOULD THINK WE D LEARN You would wouldn t you But take heart those who have problems with it

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/viewpoints/future/72/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Left Behind?: Part 1--The Truth About the Rapture! | The Family International
    beginning When you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet standing in the holy place then there will be great tribulation such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time no nor ever shall be Matthew 24 15 21 We find out in the book of Revelation that this abomination of desolation is an image of the Antichrist or Beast Revelation 13 14 15 Both Daniel and Revelation tell us that this image will be set up in the holy place at exactly the middle of the Antichrist s seven year reign Daniel 9 27 12 11 Matthew 24 15 21 Revelation 13 5 When does Jesus come back for us That s also plain as day Immediately after the tribulation of those days Jesus returns Matthew 24 29 Jesus doesn t say that when we see the abomination of desolation standing in the holy place He s about to rescue us out of this world away from the Antichrist and the trouble to come He warns us to head for the hills Matthew 24 16 In other words we will still be here And why did the Lord and the prophets go to so much trouble to tell us exactly how long the Great Tribulation would last the exact time in terms of days months and years if we didn t need to know these things if we won t be here counting the days and the weeks Daniel 7 25 12 11 Revelation 13 5 Jesus told us these specifics because He wants us to be able to take heart in knowing that the Tribulation isn t going to last forever and that every passing day is bringing us closer to the glorious end During the Tribulation things will get so bad that many people will think it s time for Jesus to come especially Christians who were taught that He was supposed to come before the Tribulation They re going to expect Him to come any day But Jesus warns us not to expect Him sooner than has been foretold He also warns us to not be deceived by either false christs who will try to deceive us into thinking that they are Christ or by false prophets who will try to tell us that Christ s coming is imminent or that He s already here somewhere Matthew 24 23 26 He tells us to not believe any of them because when He comes we will know it Some people who teach a pre Tribulation Rapture go so far as to say that it s going to be a secret Rapture that nobody is going to see Him except the saved Nobody else is even going to know He came All of a sudden a bunch of us are just going to disappear and those who are left behind won t know what s happened to us If the Rapture is supposed to be a secret why will

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/viewpoints/future/71/ (2016-02-15)
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