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Then Jesus told them (John 12:35-36 NIV),
"You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. The man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going. Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light."

As people of the light, we are called to be His workmanship (Eph 2:10) while it is spiritually daytime, for ...
"Night is coming, when no one can work." (John 9:4 ESV)

BUT THEN, WHEN THE SPIRITUAL NIGHT TIME COMES...

Will we be ready with "a lamp and a flask of oil" for the upcoming worldwide spiritually dark environment?
"The foolish took their lamps (and) they took no oil with them; but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps."
(Matthew 25:3-4 RSV)

Will we be ready to hide in our chamber and, at that time, close the door of our heart to others?
"Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee:
hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast."
(Isaiah 26:20 KJV)

Copyrighted © 1996 Sunset Ministries
By Reverend Mario Gaulin. Last amended on Jan 28, 2006.

"Peace be to this house."(Luke 10:5)

I come to you as a spiritual worker, while it is still spiritually daytime.

As servants of the Most High, do we know what kind of character we should be, our spiritual gifts and the position(s) of responsibilities we have on earth, while the "sun" has not been darkened, yet?

Read the study called "Spiritual Workers - Their Character, Skills, Positions of Responsibilities and Language" or the "Overview Between Spiritual and Worldly Workers".

Are we peacemakers or stumbling block layers? Are we the sources of the persecutions and tribulations? Read the document called "Trials through Persecutions and Tribulations."

Shine, while the Lord still desires His workers to do so. For the great Darkness comes and the Lord will not want any to fight the enemy but stand still for a while. There is a time to shine and a time not to shine! Just as there was a time to take the promised land and a time not to; learn from Numbers chapters 13 and 14.

Isaiah 60:1-2 says in the KJV: "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. {shine...: or, be enlightened; for thy light cometh} For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee."


INDEX

INTRODUCTION Praying in desert

SCRIPTURAL CHALLENGES - ARE YOU READY FOR THE NIGHT?

ARTICLES AND BIBLE STUDIES Check out "THE TEST!"

SEMINARS

DREAMS

OTHER STUDY MATERIAL ON THE INTERNET

MODERN DAY PROPHECIES ON THE INTERNET

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INTRODUCTION

Isaiah 1:18-20 KJV "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it."

The overall message of the Bible is the unfolding plan from God the Father to redeem the created humankind from sin. Furthermore, the Biblical central powerful "saving" element is the Messiah. In the Old Testament we read of many prophecies dealing with the first coming of Jesus Christ. This is now history! However, not all prophecies have been fulfilled yet. The son of God also talked of His Second Coming. Eschatology is the study of events leading to His return again, not as a "lamb" but as a "lion." The King of kings and Lord of lords is soon coming back! "Thy kingdom come (Mt 6:10 or Lu 11:2)" often prayed, will soon be fulfilled! While it is daytime and we have many clear opportunities, we must repent (Mt 3:2, 4:17 and Mk1:15)! We may not be able to walk towards salvation once the spiritual night comes (John 11:9-10 and 12:35) and the door is closed (Lu 13:25)! Furthermore, if we are not in the "ark of His son," we will not escape the wrath of God which is coming on this earth (Eph 5:6)! PS, do you truly know how to be saved and safe? Will you be taken away to be forever in His peaceful presence (prewrath rapture)? Or will you go through the earthly wrath of God prior to His literal kingdom on earth with the Lord Jesus?

But before we see Jesus becoming Lord of lords over the whole universe, the judged prince of the air will not relinquish his control without a last fight (Eph 2:2; John 12:31 and Re 12:7-9)! Satan will empower the son of perdition (the Beast) for the final struggle (Re 13:2). The Antichrist will take control of the last human New World Order in a spiritual environment of night. This little horn and the false prophet are going to be instrumental in attempting to prevent anyone from worshipping or turning to the true God! In this last hour, God will limit evil spirits to the earth. Satan and his followers will be very frustrated as they run out of time (Re 12:12). They will pour out their wrath on "believers" and the result will be a great tribulation (Re 12:13- 17)! This is nothing new as Satan has always been the true enemy of every human soul (1 Peter 5:8). He is the author of lies (John 8:44), of sufferings (Revelation 2:10) and of death (Hebrews 2:14)! There will indeed be a dark night upon the whole world as the Spirit will no more expel the darkness of Satan in the mind of many! This present "spiritual sun" from the Holy Spirit will be darkened and the "moon of believers" will not be allowed to shine as it is turned to blood (Is 13:10; Ez 32:7; Joel 2:10, 31, 3:15; Mt 24:29; Mk 13:24 and Ac 2:20). Satan will ultimately use blinded humans against the return of the son of God to earth! This will be the spiritual sign before the literal aspect of the Matthew 24:29 prophecy is fulfilled with the physical sun, moon and stars!

As "Christians," would you ever stumble in your faith? Are you going to be part of the great falling away, the apostasy (Lu 8:13, 2 Thes 2:3, He 6:6 and 2 Pe 3:17)? Are the trials, the sufferings, and the final Test going to be too great for you? Are you making your calling and election sure (2 Pe 1:10)? Are you truly righteous and pure because you obeyed the call? Are you an elect, one chosen, who will persevere no matter the cost? Will you overcome the temptation of the mark of the beast and remain patient in Jesus of Nazareth (Re 14:9-11, 15:2 and 20:4)? Will you even be counted worthy to escape evil while you rest in your chamber with your door closed (Isaiah 26:20) for this final "night?" Will you be empowered to shine at midnight in the darkest hour of the night? Are you ready to meet your God? Overall, as a Christian, will you be ready for the night?

Peace is possible, even in the storm or in the darkest night. Will you lose all hope during the final storm and darkness in this world, just like what happened to those with Paul in Acts 27:20? Read, study and memorize the Word, your lamp! Watch and pray (Lu 21:36)! Fill your flask with oil (Mt 25:8-10). The comforter, the Holy Spirit, is the inner "oil" and power needed! The rule of the last ten human kings is approaching. Furthermore, the world will openly worship Satan and the beast, with all their heart, soul and body. How sad! This was meant for the Creator and for the Lord of lords, the King of kings: Jesus of Nazareth! Amen. In conclusion, what else can I say but "Even so, come, Lord Jesus (Re 22:20)!"

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SCRIPTURAL CHALLENGES ABOUT THE UPCOMING DARKNESS

1- As a Godfearing person, do you desire the day of the Lord to come? Do unbelievers also desire the day of the Lord to come? Will that day first be a time of darkness before it is light?

The unbelievers do not desire the day of the Lord. They even sarcastically say to believers who desire that day: "where is the promise of His coming (2 Peter 3: 4)?" Godfearing people are those desiring the day of the Lord! Notwithstanding, God has a rebuke to many "believers" when He says in Amos 5:18 of the KJV: "Woe to you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light." NOTE that these words apply to those who desire the day of the Lord, the professing "believers!" Also note the presence of darkness before the Great light!

Job 30:26 also says in the KJV: "When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness." And Job 19: 8 also says in the KJV: "He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths."

2- Are you expecting the darkness prior to the return of Jesus Christ?

God says in Isaiah 60: 2 of the KJV: "For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people." It may be spiritually daytime now! However, have you considered a nighttime before the fulness of time is done! John 9: 4 also says in the KJV: "The night cometh when no man can work." Note that John 9: 4 can definitely have dual fulfilment and not apply only to Jesus at His first coming! The use of the expression "no man" can and does refer to any human being!

3- The world hates the sunlight of Jesus Christ through the Spirit. God will grant their wish! Are you ready for the spiritual night? As a "moon" or a "lamp" reflecting God's Light, will the world want you to shine during the global spiritual night?

The world hates the light and would do anything to really get rid of it! "For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved." (John 3:20 KJV)

"But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: 'Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.' Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil." (Ephesians 5:13-16 NIV)

The world has and will persecute all forms of spiritual light until the Light Himself comes! And those who have reflected as a moon the sunshine of Christ may shed their blood and die for it? In the context of the great tribulation, we can see how Revelation 6:12 is very representative of a spiritual truth when it says in the KJV: "The sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood." Will you be a "moon" bleeding for Christ at the hand of evil?

"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken." (Matthew 24:29 KJV)

4- Is your lamp ready for the night; do you have enough oil? Are you going to be ready when midnight comes?

"Then the kingdom of God shall be likened to ten virgins ... While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps." (Matthew 25:5-7 KJV)

5- Are you pure before God? Or should God bring some earthly judgement upon you? Would God need to reprove you through afflictions before He returns in glory?

I may not be as pure as I think! God may indeed need to reprove me! Proverbs 3:11-12 says in the NIV: "My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in."

Furthermore, 1 Peter 4:17-19 says in the KJV:
"17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God : and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved , where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator."

6- Will you be part of some who are counted worthy to be protected from the things to come on this earth during the global spiritual "night?" Will God tell you to enter your chamber, close your door and hide for a while (Isaiah 26:20) as He keeps you safe within the "hour of trial" (Revelation 3:10)?

Luke 21:36 (KJV) "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." Isaiah 26:20 (KJV) "Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast." Revelation 3:10 (KJV) "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth."

7- The Spirit of God desires the Lord Jesus to come and redeem His creation. However, is the spirit in you, a spirit of self who has not totally died? Have you died to self to the point of even accepting to go through a "night" of great tribulation before the rapture? Or are you expecting to be gone before the hardship of a "cross" from the Antichrist?

Luke 17:33-34 says in the KJV:
"33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
34 I tell you, in that night . . ."

8- 'Not my will but thine!'

"And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." (Revelation 22:17 KJV)

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LIBRARY OF BIBLE STUDIES, ARTICLES AND OTHER INFO

The Test
The Test (Detailed Study Guide) - Darkness is coming! There is a final hour of trial that is coming upon the whole world to test every human being before the end of this age. Christians are not exempt! By Mario J.H. Gaulin.

The lamps shining with the oil of gladness in the night (email) - This article is a reply to an email I received about the "Legend of the Sundowner." As indicated, there may be joy early in the global spiritual evening but the mood may change for some lamp holders at midnight (Matthew 25:1-13)!

The New World Order (Study Guide) - Dealing with the last man-made world government of ten "kings." By Mario J.H. Gaulin.

Creation, Evolution and Redemption (Study Guide) - A study on the deception surrounding the concept of evolving into greater beings. Could you really evolve into a more perfect being and ultimately become a God-like person, given the right amount of billions of years? Is perfection through evolution or is it through redemption? By Mario J.H. Gaulin.

UFOs, Extra-terrestrial and the Scripture (Small expose) - It deals with the deception which Satan wants to use to draw people away from God. By Mario J.H. Gaulin.

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SEMINARS

Seminar 1 - Awareness of the "Night!" Two sessions of one hour each. Part 1 deals with the prophecy in John 9:4 and Part 2 deals with the spiritual nights and how they fit in the spiritual cycles of time (Daytime and nightime)!

What is your awareness level of the prophetical words of Jesus when He said in John chapter 9 verse 4 of the King James Version of the Bible: ". . . . the night cometh, when no man can work."

How ready will you be as a Christian?

Seminar 2 - Consequences: To prepare or Not to prepare? An hour session on the importance of preparing for the upcoming spiritual night.

Seminar 3 - Preparing for the greatest change! A 12 hours seminar to better prepare Christians to be effective during the daytime AND to simultaneously prepare spiritually and physically for the night, especially for the midnight call. By Mario J.H. Gaulin.

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PERSONAL DREAMS

Dream - The Lights!


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OTHER STUDY MATERIAL ON THE INTERNET

Sola Scriptura Ministries that originated from a topical study of the Olivet discourse, which resulted in the book called "The Sign" from the deceased Robert Van Kampen.

Prophecy Truths - Prophecy Starting Point. An excellent site which provides links to other sites dealing with prophecies.

Post-Trib Site:

The Last Trumpet!

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MODERN DAY PROPHECIES ON THE INTERNET

Raymond Aguilera - Prophecies, Visions, Occurrences and Dreams.

Thomas S. Gibson - The Prophetic Word.

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MINISTRIES TO ISRAEL

ICN Ministries - Taking the message of repentance and revival to Israel, the Church and the nations.

Zion's Hope Inc. Site of the excellent magazine called Zion's Fire, published bimonthly. Editor in chief being Marvin Rosenthal. This Christian ministry is primarily focusing on the Jews and Israel.

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CrossDaily.com - GCN Search Engine.

Crosswalk link

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