I weeded part of the garden 'till I ran out of steam, then sat on the "Walnut Picnic table" to read a new book I just started reading: GLIMPSES of HEAVEN, by Trudy Harris, RN. Not to be morbid, but we all must die some day --- unless we believe in the SCRIPTURAL promise of the RAPTURE! And I LOVE the way this short article deals with understanding Bible prophecy! Wow!
If some of you are wondering if I sit by the PC all day long banging the key board, I don't. I love the out doors and used to cruise on my motorcycles until the wheels fell off, garden, camp, fish, hunt, work and play. MAYBE, the Lord 'allowed me' to become physically disabled to open my eyes-- just as the apostle Paul was blinded on the road to Damascus and knocked off his ass. Since some horrific crashes with trucks and cycles, my eyes have been opened BIG TIME! PTL.
IF you knew that you would die on a certain day in a certain year, what would you do in the remaining time you had left? This is the very reason that God chooses to keep the Day of Rapture hidden from us now. As sinful, imperfect humans our corrupt hearts would say: " 'Live life on the Wild Side' ,and then, latter -- repent as that day draws near." I have had silly dreams of owning my own island with many paid servants and pleasures, toys, gold and silver all over the place, etc.... but working every day, either welding or on the Chrysler assembly line was the honest, stark, REALITY..LOL! Many times as you knew your assembly auto job so well and it was so tedious, you almost HAD TO 'let your mind dream a little' to stay sane. So much for day dreaming...Ha! The Bible is NOT a dream or "Pipe Smoke." [that was the name of a small helicopter detachment where I served TDY for a short time at Phu Loi, RVN-- 1968.].
When I post in my Blog about the relative "time" that something will happen -- [and we do know the "season", but not the day... ~Luke 21: 26-34] ] just like the coming War in the Middle East-- between Israel and her hateful Muslim neighbors, I am giving my 'educated GUESS." Now, we do KNOW that these thing WILL take place and we see the 'signs' every day and "News" but that is about as far as it goes. God is in the back ground controlling things, and we ought to be very happy about that. Now, in the mean time, what ought we Christians to do?? Borrow, Buy, Spend, Charge more on our plastic ? Or hunker down, pay attention to the times, "Store up our treasures in Heaven," and SERVE THE LORD THE BEST WAY WE CAN? The Bible says that MOST of the world will ignore this counsel and run with the 'herd of the misled world/ system of Satan.' Remember: 'Cramped and narrow is the read leading to everlasting life.'
Let us pray to the God Almighty of the Bible that will rescue and save the children of ISRAEL. Their eyes will be opened soon too... and they will embrace the Messiah, Jesus Christ. God ALWAYS keeps His promise! And His Will IS TRANSPARENT to those who have the Holy Spirit. Sorry... I honestly doubt that the 'folks in D.C. have the Holy Spirit...' --They do have 'another, totally different type of spirit.' And his name starts with an "S."
Jesus is Lord, and Heaven is my Home.
Q. I love your site and read it everyday – I have a question regarding the comments about believing that the second coming would be by 2018 thus putting us out of here by end of 2011. I truly believe we are there but my “there” also leaves room for more years than that because of uncertainty. Is there anything in your discernment and study/reasoning that is questionable, that is the weak link in believing the rapture to be by 2011? If so what would that point be?
A. Because of confirmations I’ve received, I have a great deal of confidence in my findings. But every human interpretation of prophecy has one gigantic weakness, and mine is no exception. It’s called human frailty. Even though I have the Holy Spirit to guide me and have spent nearly three decades studying prophecy, there’s a chance that I’ve missed or misunderstood something. As evidence of this, I am regularly blessed with new insight, suddenly making a passage so clear I’m embarrassed to admit I didn’t see it before. I’ve always maintained that the only way to always interpret prophecy correctly is to wait for the event to happen, compare the fulfillment with the prophecy, and say, “So that’s what He meant.”
This is why you should always study prophecy carefully and refuse to take anybody’s word for anything until the Holy Spirit has confirmed it in your own mind. According to Acts 17:11 it’s not enough to ask a teacher to defend his or her interpretation. You must also search the Scriptures daily, to see whether these things be true.