These are just some quick ideas that I wrote down today, in response to 5 emails that had been sent to me, over the preceding 5 days, leading up to "Easter", which emails pointed out some of the plagues that God sent upon Egypt (not before "Easter", but before the first PASSOVER) by a good ministry that stands for the truth. These were very short mini-thoughts for the day, and contained some good information, and maybe a little error. Regardless, below is my introduction as well as various thoughts that I had concerning the various points that the author made. I will give the link to each brief email message also, at each section.
Easter is a pagan holiday (Ishtar), as is Christmas. It insults God (and adds to our plagues) to, as the Israelites of old, worship Him in any manner other than He commanded—especially if we incorporate pagan customs and traditions with the worship of God, even worshipping God on pagan holidays [See my - Merry Antichrist-mas...? Is Christmas Christian or Pagan...? —Is it Pagan even if Christ is in it...?, 24pp., 2.50 + P&H]. Thus, I titled this email as I did above.
Regardless, there is much good information in the below. However, it appears to be one-sided (at least, in the last segment)... yes, he prays that God will deliver His obedient children from sexual disease (and presumably other plagues)—which is wonderful—but it entirely overlooks the VERY PURPOSE FOR WHICH GOD SENT THE PLAGUES.
1. FOR HIS OWN GLORY THAT HIS POWER MIGHT BE DISPLAYED
2. as JUDGMENT ON THE WICKED THAT THEY RIGHTFULLY AND FULLY DESERVED.
3. as testimony to God's people of His Power and Faithfulness (and the need to obey Him).
SO IT IS TODAY.
The solution. Make sure you are on the RIGHT SIDE!
WHO IS ON THE LORD'S SIDE...?
What part of "be not like the heathen" and "learn not the way of the heathen" and "be holy as I am Holy" don't "Christians" understand.
The holidays / holy days are NOT ABOUT "MAN"; "Christians" observe the holidays they do because of "tradition" and it "gives them a good feeling"
God commanded to be worshipped in a specific manner--A HOLY manner, not a hybrid observance of worshipping Him during pagan holidays.
When we do so, we pollute His Name (not in essence, but in practice). This is one of the reasons that He has again sent JUDGMENT--our enemies, aliens, the Third World, antichrists, homoperverts, atheists, evolutionists, communists, to the point they have risen above us and claim we don't have right to our own nation, that those who don't accept the new "morality" have no place in our nation, and they even deny that we were founded as a Christian nation—and the result is a POLLUTED, corrupt form (in name only) of "Christianity" as EPITOMIZED in the email that I sent out the other day titled, "Mind-blowing 'Christianity' " with the link to a story that is INCOMPREHENSIBLE in its abominations, to what has come to be called "Christian". This is the city set on a hill reduced to BABYLON... and thus, JUDGMENT ensues. The only time that "Easter" appears in Scripture is Acts 12:4 and the rendering of the word as Easter is a BLATANT mistranslation, the word is the Greek paskha (#3957) the Greek form of the Hebrew pehsakh (#6453). All of the practices, secular and "religious" that are followed (from bunnies and eggs and hot cross buns, to sunrise services) are pagan.
[This ties in with an email I sent around yesterday... please read the l-o-n-g (but mind-blowing) article at the link below; this is unlike anything you will ever read... each year it seems the stories top the previous...
Of course, the Jewish author doesn't make it any better (not that it could be better, considering the characters involved and the storyline)... but it is written through the eyes of someone who does not know what Christianity is, and he even manages to falsely accuse and insult King David in the process.
[This original brief email message can be viewed at:
Avoid Idolatry Like the Plague ]
“Thus says the Lord, ‘In this you shall know that I am the Lord:* Indeed, I will strike the waters of the Nile with the rod that is in My Hand, and they shall be turned to blood.’” — Exodus 7:17
* Such declarative verses, demonstrative of God's Power, show the deficiency and impropriety of misrendering Yahweh as "the Lord". NO definite article ("the") exists in the text. The word is not "Lord", neither is it "Jehovah" (which word does not exist in the Hebrew; it was invented to obscure the Name Yahweh, by inserting backwards, the vowels of one of the words for Lord, Master, "Adone"). It is the word Yahweh, "I exist", from the root verb hawyah (to exist). God further explained the meaning of His Name Yahweh, by saying, "I am that I am". Unlike you or I or any other created being, God exists by His Own Will and Power. It is in Him that we live and move and have our being. By extension, based upon other passages of Scripture, a fuller understanding of "I am that I am" (which can sound fatalistic and helpless, if someone does not understand context), would be, "I am always as I will never changing". God is not as He is because He is "stuck" that way. He is Immutable and Perfect, always has been and always will be, and that is why He is as He is. That is also our HOPE. "I am Yahweh and I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed." We are not consumed, not utterly destroyed for our wickedness because God is as He is. He is also Faithful and He is also True. He is True to Himself and His Declarations and Decrees and He is Faithful to His Promises and Covenants. Thus, even if we sin, He will not utterly destroy all of us His people, because He promised to forgive if we repent and He promised to always preserve a remnant and the means by which He preserves that remnant is by His control of man's will and actions ("It is God that worketh in you both to WILL and to DO of His Good Pleasure") to put repentance and the recognition of holiness, the fear of God, and obedience, and knowledge of the truth, including the knowledge of what sin is and the knowledge of ones guiltiness of it, into the heart/mind of His elect. Thus, by declaring "I am Yahweh" (not merely "the Lord"), He is declaring ALL of His Self-Revelation: He is CREATOR. HE IS SOVEREIGN. HE IS MASTER. HE OWNS ALL. HE WILL JUDGE ALL. THERE IS NO ENTITY ALIVE THAT HE DID NOT CREATE AND THERE IS NONE THAT CAN CHALLENGE HIS POWER OR AUTHORITY (some may try, but they have no chance of success, and their notions of mutiny and victory over Him are actually DELUSIONS THAT HE HAS SENT UPON THEM to accomplish His Will and reveal HIS POWER and GLORY in the earth. THAT is what is intended by "I AM YAHWEH."
However, understand the deep implication of this turning water into blood. It was not merely symbolic. It was not merely changing the color. Scripture does not say "like blood", but "into blood". Rotting, drying BLOOD stinks, whether at a slaughterhouse or a crime scene. Blood breeds disease. Understand the irony. Water is life. "The life of the flesh is in the blood." Both the water and blood were here turned to death. Also, the fish in the sea died. The Egyptians worshipped fish (as did many other peoples in the Middle East, such as the Philistines [who descended from the early Egyptians], such as their god Dagon). This plague, right off the bat, was also a strike against the gods of Egypt (as well as the food supply). Hatmehit was this Egyptian god(dess), depicted either as a fish, or as a woman with a fish emblem or crown on her head. She was a goddess of life and protection! NOT A GOOD OMEN for the first plague...!
The water could not be drank. It stank. It bred disease... it was a gooey, sloppy, putrefying mess. It was not red colored water. It was rotting, coagulating blood. The Hebrew word is dawm; which is part of the Hebrew word Adam (or Awdahm), "to show blood, to flush, blush, turn rosy". The Egyptians were feeling anything but "rosy" right about now. But their amusement ride was just beginning...
I believe comparing Pilate to Pharaoh is true only in a very limited sense. As I show in my Sacred Truth Expository Commentary on John 18-21 [800pp., pb., 40.00 + P&H] Pilate wanted to release Christ. Christ purposely did not give Pilate any answer that would have vindicated Himself, because it was God's Plan and Will for Christ to die for the elect of His people, and God's Plan and Will for the wicked vessels of wrath to fill up the full measure of God's Wrath in their false indictment against the sinless Christ who threatened their power scheme / racket / corruption. Regardless, in a very limited sense, Pilate can be compared to Pharaoh, in that, God controls the heart and mind and will of all to accomplish His Will. God hardened Pharaoh's heart and then PUNISHED Pharaoh for having a hard heart--REPEATEDLY. God is Sovereign. "27For of a truth against Thy Holy Child Jesus, whom Thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, 28For to do whatsoever Thy Hand and Thy Counsel determined before to be done." (Acts 4)
And it was also POWERFUL TESTIMONY to God's people themselves, that similar Judgment would befall them, if they transgressed and rebelled and worshipped false gods. The wicked, as I have written for nearly 3 decades, can be considered "God's Crash-Test Dummies" or like "clay pigeons" in skeet shooting. God displays His Wrath on the wicked (for which He created them) in order that God's people can see the folly of sin, and "not go there"; or suffer the same fate. Like that t.v. commercial from the 1970s in which a cast iron frying pan is heated to high temperature on the stove, and a slab of butter is dropped in and it melts and turns brown. The commentator then shows a whole egg and says, "This is you brain". He then cracks the egg, drops it in the pan, and it sizzles and pops and splatters and bubbles and jumps around". He then says, "This is your brain on drugs." Then he adds, "...any questions...?" Regardless of the imperfections in the analogy, the main point is true and can be appreciated and understood, and in that same sense, God uses the wicked like the egg in the hot fry pan with butter... instead of actually putting YOUR brain in that hot pan of butter.
[A very minor conceptual error here...]
"Without the Nile, that nation would dry up and blow away."
[I don't know if the nation would "blow away", but yes, without rain, without sophisticated irrigation and a mighty source of water, the nation would dry up, die, cease to exist.]
[This original brief email message can be viewed at:
Confronting the Egyptian Frog and Earth Gods ]
plagues of frogs and gnats
If you've ever had a gnat fly in your eye, and even bite your eye, get caught under your eyelid, behind your eyeball, etc., you can only begin to imagine what this was like... imagine a dozen gnats in your eye... biting, not being able to open your eyes because of the pain of the ones alread in there, in addition to trying to keep others out. Imagine them flying in your nose and mouth, choking your when they are caught in your throat, even being aspirated into your lungs. Imagine them in all your food and drink. Imagine them and the gooey blood and guts splatter and trail everywhere you sat or stepped. We are not talking about a few you can swat away in annoyance; but a THICK CLOUD of gnats, to the extent that even if you had swimmer's goggles, you still could not see beyond a short distance because of the thickness of them in the air; but also their landing and alighting everywhere; and their moist, though tiny bodies being squashed with every step you take, each time you sat or lay down, or rested your arms on a chair or a table. IN ALL THIS, God was declaring, "I AM YAHWEH".
The Egyptians worshipped nearly everything... not merely the gods of mirth. Heqet (Heqat, Heket) was a goddess of childbirth and fertility in Ancient Egypt. She was depicted as a frog, or a woman with the head of a frog.
They worshipped the Nile and the crocodiles in it; cats, dogs, birds, etc. Regardless, any "god" or "idol" is a delusion of a demon, into seducing wicked people to worship it as god. Egypt is also a symbol of the world (though eventually in Scripture, Babylon bumps Egypt out of that prime position). Of frogs (and the end-time UNHOLY Trinity), Revelation 16 informs us: "13And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty."
Plague number three fleas (or lice)
The problem with the fleas (if that is what they were) was not merely "hopping". Fleas BITE. Imagine not merely one flea or a handful of fleas biting you BUT THOUSANDS... My greenhouse had a blossom of fleas from one of my cats whom I had living in there while i was nursing her... it was a NIGHTMARE and took over a month to get rid of them, and I had to go through a process of wearing just shorts, each time I had to water all the plants, then pulling all off me whenever they jumped on me (100 at a time, at the beginning), then make sure none were on me, run and take a shower, then vacuum the carpet where I walked. But ever worse than thousands of fleas biting you --if you can even think of it being worse... TAPEWORM. Tapeworm parasites exist in the intestines of fleas. All it takes is for one to hop in your mouth (even while sleeping) and you swallow it... or one to hop in your food, or your cup of tea or glass of water and you not realize it... AND YOU HAVE TAPEWORM. This plague was FAR WORSE than the average person can even imagine. Whether fleas or lice, the picture is not pretty. Anyone who lived in the deep south, familiar with fire ants, maybe can begin to appreciate this. I grew up in South Florida, and had more than my share of experiences. It seems that the fire ants can either count to 100, or they have walkie talkies. It seems that they don't start biting until the whole army has been deployed and have climbed halfway up your body before they all start biting. Now, the fire ants poison, of course, stings much more, leaving welts or little blisters... but the picture that I am painting is the quantity. However, ants are extremely slow compared to fleas. Lice, I imagine, are even slower than ants, but like the fable of the tortoise and the hare, the tortoise makes up for it in the end by his persistence. The point is the sheer numbers and if you have never had any condition (like hives) or never had a dog or cat with bad fleas or biting lice, then you will not immediately realize that it is not merely the annoyance of these insects crawling over every square inch of your skin, and it is not merely their biting and sucking your blood (which, in that volume of blood being sucked, blood loss, weakness, and anemia could be very real problems), but the additional fact that you will scratch yourself raw until you actually bleed! Then, just for fun, you have the additional problem of those open wounds becoming worse, as they are feasted upon as an "open buffet" and the greater likelihood of those wounds becoming infected due to all the dead bodies of the insects you will squish, as well as their feces, as you try to rub and swat and scratch them off you. It is not a pretty picture. "I AM YAHWEH!" Believe me, those Egyptians were beginning to believe in the God of Israel better than most Israelites believed in Him; toward the end, the people were begging Pharaoh to let the Israelites go, as the nation was destroyed; and the people gladly "loaned" the Israelites anything that they asked for (as their way of spoiling Egypt for about 100 years of slavery—it was 144 years from the time that Joseph died, to the time of the Exodus [see my huge, full color wall chart / poster, Coordinated Chronological Table of the Patriarchs, with over 3,000 coordinated dates from Adam to the Exodus—which is indispensible for any Bible student, preacher, author; and I may soon publish my other chart, on the Judges, Prophets, Kings, and High Priests, from the Exodus to the time of the Maccabees, if there is enough interest; inquire] -- sometime after Joseph (who was elevated to the position of Prince of Egypt, second in command) a Pharaoh arose who knew (respected, regarded) not Joseph, and soon the Israelites were put to bondage. Regardless, the Egyptians gave up all their wealth, whatever the Israelites asked for--to be rid of them, for what good was any valuable they owned, with the nation being destroyed by such plagues...?
[This original brief email message can be viewed at:
The True God Confronts the False Gods of Egypt ]
Plagues of flies (or as the author suggests, possibly scarab beetles) and disease on livestock
Here the author states,
"God did not just judge the Egyptians for their 430 year enslavement of the Hebrews..."
This is an error. The Israelites were not enslaved for 400 years (or 430 years). That is a misunderstanding of the intention of Scripture (Genesis 15:13). The 400 years refers to the whole time period beginning when Isaac (Abraham's son) was weaned (at the age of 5) after which they lived in a land that was not yet theirs (the Land of Canaan—though the Canaanites had stolen the land from the Hebrews who had inhabited it before them [which is another discussion]—until the time that they went down into Egypt, were enslaved, and then exodused. Exodus 12:40's 430 years sojourning does not mean merely the time that Israel spent in Egypt as slaves (for they were there for 71 years before Joseph died); it refers to ALL THE TIME OF ISRAEL's sojourning from the time of Abraham's call when he left his homeland in Ur of the Chaldees (which was in far northern Mesopotamia, not southern) until the time Israel left Egypt... the Israelites, up to that point, had been LANDLESS, living on land as squatters or guests. Jacob and his sons moved to Egypt when Jacob was 130 years old. Jacob lived to be 147 years old. The Israelites would not leave Egypt for another 198 years after Jacob's death. Joseph died 54 years after Jacob. Even if the Israelites were put to bondage the year after Joseph died, which is highly unlikely (it was probably a decade or two, though it could have been only a few years) at the very least, the Israelites could have only been enslaved in Egypt for 144 years (which itself is a special number). All these dates are easily seen on my Patriarch's chart.
Beetles would have been fitting, flies would have been more deadly, as flies when they feed on dead animals--or open sores on live animals or humans, lay eggs which quickly hatch into maggots and then begin feeding off the dead or living flesh, burrowing in deeper. Whether flies or beetles, the same horror applies as my description of the gnats and the fleas (or lice).
murraine / disease on livestock
Cattle were not merely food, but also a symbol of wealth; and among the Egyptians and other people like the Assyrians, cattle were worshipped. However, the plague was not merely against bovines, but all cattle (large and small, that is, cows and oxen, as well as sheep and goats) and additionally, against other animals, unclean ones, that the Egyptians probably had no conscience against eating, at this late date in Egyptian history; God also sent the plague upon horses and asses and camels.
Boils develop from the dust of the ground....
This may have been a plague against the "wisdom" of the Egyptians. The scarab beetle is also known as the dung beetle. It rolls dung into balls and rolls them across the sand back to its hole in the ground. The Egyptians seem to have worshipped dung also. When the Pharisees implied Christ was empowered by “Baalzeboob” meaning “dung god” they were referring to Beelzeboul, “lord of flies”, god of the Ekronites. The Ekronites were Philistines. The Philistines descended from the ancient Egyptians (no relation to the modern). Egypt, or in Hebrew is Mizraim ("two borders", referring to Upper [Southern] and Lower [Northern] Egypt). Mizraim was the second son of Ham (Ham's descendents were not cursed or turned black; only Canaan was cursed, because he was born of incest). One of Mizraim's grandsons was Philistim, father of the Philistines. It is not too much of a stretch to realize that where there is dung, there will be flies. Have you ever seen a fresh "dog pile" not covered in disgusting green flies? WHAT AN IDOL TO FORM AND WHAT A GOD TO WORSHIP! This is a perfect example of God giving up the reprobate to unimaginable (even mindless) depravity. The Egyptian god Khepri means, “He Who is Coming into Being” (YAHWEH IS already, and ALWAYS WAS), and was depicted with the body of a man and the head of a scarab beetle. If scarab beetles EAT DUNG, then dung was part of the Egyptian panoply of gods. Egyptians “medicine” seems to have been part of their religion and their worship and sacrifice to appease the gods. Nearly every Egyptian “medicine” for anything contained dung from some creature. The Egyptians invented the proverbial witches’ brew, “ear of newt and tongue of bat and dung of snake” or such. Since mere dust or sand does not cause infection, but bacteria, most probably this “dust” was the dust from dried, pulverized dung. As in the days of the old west or pioneer times, when dirt roads went through each town (which turned to mud in the rain)—those roads were little different than pig mire (which is very little dirt and mostly pig feces and urine)... just like the dust in a chicken coup: feces dry, are crushed, and turned into dust. So, if the Egyptian god was a man with the head of a beetle, and beetles ate dung, and the meaning of the name is “he who is coming into being”, what then is man turning into (i.e., the “progress of man” in his demented notion of meliorism)...? —a dung eater! Such is the delusion God has chosen for those who reject Him.
[This original brief email message can be viewed at:
The Last Four Plagues ]
“For I will at this time send all My plagues upon you and your servants and your people, so that you may know that there is none like Me in all the earth.” — Exodus 9:14
"THERE IS NONE LIKE ME" achieves the same effect as "I AM YAHWEH".
In each of the plagues God was punishing the people in the form of the gods they worshipped.
You reap what you sow. Worship the sky, or the planets or sun, other stars, or moons or comets—and they will kill you... at least, on this one day.
"The sky was black with locusts"
Understand, while locust may be bothersome and even bite, the point was that whatever the hail had not destroyed by way of crops, the locusts came in and devoured! Fish died in the first plague when the Nile and all water was turned to blood. The cattle died in the 5th plague—and the Egyptians detested shepherds. Whether they detested sheep as well, I am not sure, but they are running out of things to eat and the Israelites are the only ones who had sheep, it seems, or the Israelites were originally hired to be shepherds for the Egyptians, who considered that occupation beneath them. Regardless, the Land of Goshen in which region of Egypt that the Israelites inhabited, was the only area not affected by the plagues. The Israelites were the only ones with grain, crops, cattle (cows, sheep, goats, etc.). The issue of all these plagues was not merely the immediate suffering of the Egyptians, but also their crops and livestock. Fleas (or lice) and gnats and such afflicting man and beast (their food animals) and their crops. Food is life; disease / infection makes like harder, but without food / nutrients, your body cannot fight infection, rebuild, and recover.
Plague of darkness
This is wonderful, this was a strike against the worship of "false light" (false wisdom) and the sun (which God created), but it was also employed as a sort of "therapeutic pause". This is achieved when a preacher or teacher or philosopher makes an uber-profound statement... and then just pauses in silence, to let the truth sink in. Thus, this was a crescendo ending in a silencio. The unspoken truth was "THINK ABOUT THAT!" Think about all that I have just done to you, all your gods that have been proved to be impotent nothings, I have just destroyed your lives, your livelihoods, and your entire nation and now you can only sit silent, still, ENGULFED in the numbing blackness that I have thrown upon you as a premature death shroud! I AM YAHWEH! —the football cheer, "Rah, Rah, sis-boom-bah" really can't compete.
Plague upon firstborn, including that of Pharaoh, himself considered a god.
Here, we see God striking back against those who struck His Firstborn, which also then would be actualized in the striking of God's only unbegotten firstborn, Christ Himself, which Passover itself represented... Christ taking our Judgment for us... God's judgement PASSING OVER us—leaping or jumping like a frisking kid of the sheep or goats. In the showdown on Carmel where Elijah stood against the several hundred priests of Baal, so desperate did the Baal priests become that in order to entice their god to consume the sacrifice THEY LEPT upon the alter with the slain bullock...! (I Kings 18:26) This word leaped is the Hebrew pasakh (#6452), from which the term Passover pesakh (#6453) is derived.
[This original brief email message can be viewed at:
Plagues and God’s Judgment ]
God sent the 10 plagues on Egypt because they deserved them. God commands, "Ye who love Yahweh HATE EVIL" and "the fear of Yahweh is to hate evil". You cannot love God if you don't hate evil. If you hate evil you realize like David, that they deserve God's Judgment. This, of course, is to be tendered (NOT REPLACED) with the notion, "there but for the grace of God go you or I". Thus, we should pray, "God, if these people who are polluting themselves in such filth and sin, and if these people who are attempting to destroy Christendom and Christians and Christianity... if any any of them are ordained unto life, please grant them grace of the knowledge of the truth (which includes the knowledge of what sin is and their guiltiness of it) conviction and repentance unto life... if they are not Your people, not ordained unto life PLEASE DESTROY THEM SWIFTLY for they are defiling the earth and destroying Your people—destroying Christendom, attempting to destroy YOUR NAME in the earth and blot it out—instead BLOT THEM OUT, blot them out of the land of the living and cause THEIR MEMORY to cease in the earth. SEND A PESTILENCE, O GOD to take the wicked... cause the earth to receive the flood that the dragon / serpent has vomited forth to overtake Your people; bring Your people to repentance (which entails turning from all that You forbade and returning to all that You commanded, without which there is no repentance, only pseudo-spiritual delusion)... so that You will hear our prayers, forgive, have Mercy, and deliver us and DESTROY THE WICKED. One cannot love God if he rejects God's Plan. God's Plan is for evil to be destroyed. Those who "don't get it" will be destroyed by that evil until they learn to hate it as He commanded and pray that God destroys it. God and HOLINESS CANNOT "Co-exist" with FILTH and PERVERSION. Evil never becomes good. Immorality never becomes morality. Darkness never becomes light. Abominations never become wholesome. It is not God's Plan to "convert" the tares.
"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh" (Luke 21:28)
"And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him" (Hebrews 5:9)
"26For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries." (Hebrews 10)
"So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation" (Hebrews 9:28)
"Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that He shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them." (Luke 12:37)
But those who follow their own agenda, plan, philosophy, "morality", violating all that He commanded (not knowing the Christ's Voice, because they are not His sheep, but following the voice of a stranger*), shall not look for Him (unless they are in delusion)...
* Christ said, "THINK NOT that I am come to destroy the Law... I am not... not one jot or tittle shall pass from the Law." Yet 99.9% of Christians (including Bible "experts" and "leaders") claim Christ abolished the Law. WHOSE VOICE are they listening to? NOT TO CHRIST'S. They don't know His Voice. How then can they be His sheep? Keeping the Law was NEVER for salvation--it is the MORAL STANDARD that God commanded FOREVER. One cannot repent if one does not turn from sin and turn to obedience. Without the unchanging Law of God there is no sin, neither can there be repentance or obedience. Those who survive the coming Wrath will be those who have the Faith / Testimony of Christ Jesus, and who keep the Commandments of God—not for salvation, but to be HONORABLE SONS whom the Father will bless and cause to inherit of Him. However, those who don't keep God's Commandments, John tells us, don't even know God. David said if we regard iniquity in our hearts the Lord will not hear our prayers. Solomon said he who turns his ear from hearing the Law of God, his prayers are an abomination to God. HERE WE HAVE THE VERY PATHOLOGY of all the evil in Christendom. GOD OPEN THE EYES OF YOUR PEOPLE! SAVE CHRISTENDOM! TURN US AND WE SHALL BE TURNED!!!
....instead, they shall say
"...to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the Face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb" (Revelation 6:16)
and thus, all the wicked—including the majority of those who thought that they were "Good Christians" even "doing wonderful works in Christ's Name" will hear, "I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity**" (Matthew 7:23)
** this is a bad translation; the Greek is anomia, literally, "no law", more properly, "lawlessness".