From Dad and Mom
to Grace and Jay
Dear beloved Grace and Jay,
Today is the last day of the first month of 2018. Dad and mom want to share some very important Scriptures with both of you to help you prepare your life for the next coming years. We sincerely believe that we will live to see the coming of the end of the world, an event foretold by the prophecy in Revelation. Therefore, we must know and correctly understand the Word of God and live according to God’s will with all our hearts.
First, please read the following questions then read the Scriptures which we quote from “A literal translation of the Old Testament and the New Testament” by John Nelson Darby to find the answers that are based on the Word of God:
To Whom do you belong?
For Whom do you live and die?
How do you live from now on?
Ask yourselves these questions.
Find the answers in the Word of God.
The Lord Jesus Christ:
24 “Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of Mine and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, who built his house upon a rock.
25 And the rain descended and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house; and it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of Mine and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand;
27 and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
14 “I have given them Thy Word, and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.”
36 “…My Kingdom is not of this world…”
60 “…Let the dead bury their dead, but go thou and preach the Kingdom of God.”
The Holy Spirit:
1 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
19 “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you and which ye have from God, and that ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
(I Corinthians 6:19-20)
20 “I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me. And the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
7 “For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord. Whether we live therefore or die, we are the Lord’s.”
23 “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient. All things are lawful for me, but all things do not edify.
24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another’s wellbeing.
31 Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
32 Give no offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God,
33 even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.”
(I Corinthians 10:23-24, 31-33)
14 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers, for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God. As God hath said: “I will dwell in them and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
17 Therefore, “Come out from among them, and be ye separate,” saith the Lord. “And touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you,
18 and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters,” saith the Lord Almighty.”
(II Corinthians 6:14-18)
10 “According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
11 For no man can lay another foundation than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12 Now if any man build upon this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble,
13 every man’s work shall be made manifest; for the Day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire, and the fire shall test every man’s work of what sort it is.
14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereon, he shall receive a reward.
15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as fire.
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy. For the temple of God is holy, and ye are that temple.
18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.”
(I Corinthians 3:10-18).
12 “The night is far spent; the day is at hand. Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
13 Let us walk honestly as in the day, not in rioting and drunkenness, not in lewdness and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh to fulfill the lusts thereof.”
The Angel of the Lord:
10 “And he said unto me, ‘Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.
11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still; and he that is filthy, let him be filthy still; and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still; and he that is holy, let him be holy still.’”
The Lord Jesus Christ:
12 “And behold, I come quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
Dear beloved Grace and Jay,
We sincerely prayed for God’s guidance before we wrote this letter to you. May the Holy Spirit open your minds and touch your hearts, so you can understand our love and our words to you.
The Scriptures above are what we want to share with you, so you can think about how to live your life during these last days. As we know, the day that we are raptured by Christ is so near, and it can happen in our next breath. Therefore, we should ask ourselves how we intend to plan and live our life until the day the Lord comes.
This year, on May 14th, Israel will be 70 years old, which reminds us that this is the time God will fulfill the last details of His promise to Israel, as written in Hosea 6:1-2:
“Come and let us return unto Jehovah: for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up. After two days will He revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live before His face…”
The “two days” are the 2,000 years since Israel rejected Christ and spiritually died. They handed Him over to the Romans on April 7th in the year 27, the Passover . We are in the year 2018, leaving only 9 years between 2018 and 2027. Within those 9 years, Christ can come at any time because the generation that witnessed the resurrection of Israel will not pass before the end of the world.
32 But learn the parable from the fig-tree: When already its branch becomes tender and produces leaves, ye know that the summer is near.
33 Thus also *ye*, when ye see all these things, know that it is near, at the doors.
34 Verily I say to you, This generation will not have passed away until all these things shall have taken place.
35 The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words shall in no wise pass away.
36 But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of the heavens, but [my] Father alone.
37 But as the days of Noe, so also shall be the coming of the Son of man.
38 For as they were in the days which were before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day on which Noe entered into the ark,
39 and they knew not till the flood came and took all away; thus also shall be the coming of the Son of man.
40 Then two shall be in the field, one is taken and one is left;
41 two [women] grinding at the mill, one is taken and one is left.
42 Watch therefore, for ye know not in what hour your Lord comes.
So, how should we live our lives in these last moments before we meet our beloved Lord? We should continue living our everyday lives to take care of our physical needs just as the working people did in Matthew 24:40-41, which may include our daily studies for school, job training, or work. We do this to not only take care of our physical needs, but also to serve God, for He called our family to serve Him for His kingdom. From the time you were in your mother’s womb, both of you were dedicated to serve God all your life, just as Hannah dedicated her son Samuel to God: (I Samuel 1:11). Do not serve anyone or anything other than God, as Joshua said:
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve Jehovah, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods whom your fathers that were on the other side of the river served, or the gods of the Amorite, in whose land ye dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve Jehovah.” (Joshua 24:15)
You even shouldn’t be a member of any branch of government, including the military, unless God directly commands you to or you are drafted into service in times of war. The default calling of every Christian is to work to support themselves to preach the Gospel:
“…if any man does not like to work, neither let him eat.” (II Thessalonians 3:10)
“…Let the dead bury their dead, but go thou and preach the Kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:60)
There are those, like dad and mom, who have a specified higher calling, like the Levites of the Old Testament, to be a shepherd or pastor and rely on the support of God through His Church. We do not need to work any other job but to preach and teach God’s Word full-time.
“The dead” in Luke 9:60 are those who do not believe in the salvation of God. These people comprise most of humanity, including those who claim they are Christians but do not obey the Word of God. “To bury their dead” is to take care of the matters of this world, all of which will pass away in the fire of God:
“But the present heavens and the earth by his word are laid up in store, kept for fire unto a day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men” (II Peter 3:7).
“For what does a man profit, if he should gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26).
We, the true Christians who know and obey the Word of God, ought to live a life completely dedicated unto God, waiting for His day:
“All these things then being to be dissolved, what ought ye to be in holy conversation and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, by reason of which [the] heavens, being on fire, shall be dissolved, and [the] elements, burning with heat, shall melt?” (II Peter 3:11-12)
For the kingdom of Christ is not of this world (John 18:36). We do not need to be a member of any branch of the government or a soldier of this world. We are already the soldiers of Christ, members of God’s kingdom with full rights and duties (II Timothy 2:3) to protect, fight for, and serve His kingdom with all our life. Therefore, we must fulfill our duty to our kingdom first.
We must have a job to support ourselves and do whatever we should to advance the kingdom of God. Both of you are blessed in writing and sharing skills. Jay is going to have more knowledge in IT upon his graduation. That knowledge will help him minister online through websites. Thank God that through the Internet, we can preach and teach to many people around the world.
If the Lord does not come within 9 years, you will still have about 3 more years to graduate from university. We wish that after graduation, you will have a job that earns just enough to live, even if it’s a part-time job, and use the most of your time to preach online to English-speaking people around the world. We wish that our family will live together under one roof and serve the kingdom of God together until the day the Lord comes for us.
“Wherefore let us, receiving a kingdom not to be shaken, have grace, by which let us serve God acceptably with reverence and fear. For also our God [is] a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:28-29)
We are old now. Even if the Lord does not come within 9 years, at the end of those years, dad will be 72 years old and mom will be 68 years old. We certainly don’t have much time to be with you. Our wish is that if the Lord does not come when you reach your 30th birthdays, then you can leave us to start your own family. If you want to start your own family earlier, you may do so, but not before graduating from university. From now until then, please keep up your faith in God and study hard in school and in the Word of God.
“Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing in [the] Lord.” (Colossians 3:20)
“My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:” (Proverbs 6:20-23)
However, despite our wishes for your future, you still have your freewill, which is given by God. If you want, you may start your own family earlier or do whatever you want to do (even if you want to live a life against God’s will and our wish, which will eventually lead to you leaving your faith in God and being lost forever). If you choose a sinful life, we will be so hurt because that means you will be lost forever:
“Rejoice, young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thine eyes; but know that for all these [things] God will bring thee into judgment.” (Ecclesiastes 11:9)
“For whoso findeth me findeth life, and obtaineth favour of Jehovah; but he that sinneth against me doeth violence to his own soul: all they that hate me love death.” (Proverbs 8:35-36) [“Me” in these verses is the wisdom, a title of the Holy Spirit.]
Remember, since we are the children of God, our will and our choices should align with His will:
“for it is God who works in you both the willing and the working according to [his] good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13)
We hope and pray that both of you will always trust in God, obey Him, and serve Him faithfully for the rest of your life. We believe that if you sincerely trust in God and are faithful to Him, then you will certainly know how to plan and live your life in these last moments of the Church’s history in this world.
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” (Joshua 1:8)
With all the love from our hearts:
“But the God of peace, who brought again from among [the] dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, in [the power of the] blood of [the] eternal covenant, perfect you in every good work to the doing of his will, doing in you what is pleasing before him through Jesus Christ; to whom [be] glory for the ages of ages. Amen.” (Hebrews 12:20-21)
The love of God, the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the spirit of the Holy Spirit be with you.
Dad and Mom,
Timothy Christian Huynh and Priscilla Christian Huynh
Translate from Vietnamese  into English by Pastor Timothy Christian Huynh and edited by Grace Huynh on 03/04/2018.
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