Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Re-Thinking the Rapture.

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Discussion posted by Rabbi Dr. Katherine H. v.r.s.zit:


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The subject of the "RAPTURE" has been one of my most sought after subjects, something that has always intrigued me!  After studying the Bible most of my adult life, I sure would hate myself forever if I missed the Rapture!  I love God, and bless Him/ Praise Him always for His divine mercy, kindness and Grace upon me, a sinner man.  A few good preachers / pastors have said that God must have REALLY loved me very much for saving me from death [but not from serious injuries] so many times-- and it seems that Vietnam was just a 'walk in the park' compared to the next 40 years of dangerous, traumatic life, and near death experiences !  As if flying in combat helicopters EVERY single day wasn't dangerous enough.  I am NOT looking or fishing for praise, honor, or a pat on the back, either.  We must wonder and pray that the "End Result" of our life will look good enough when the Lord inspects us.... and I don't wan t to be caught with my 'pants down' when the Lord comes my way.  Although, 'once saved -- always saved.'

I am involved with the TPP's, etc., [Tea Party Patriots Org.] and would love to see our Gov't straightened out and running smooth with total Freedom, Liberty and Justice for all  !!  But just common sense tells me that won't happen -- and the Bible backs me up too.  Heck, the Scriptures don't even mention America by word, name or shadow, giving me the impression that we probably will just be kicked to the way side as a 3rd world country, wasted, and laid low,  BANKRUPT, and hollow, just like all the other nations of the past who have reached their zenith-- 'Golden Age', and then fallen into gross sin and wickedness, greed, drugs, abortion and total corruption.  Hint:  See, Obama 101....  lol.  Hey guys,  I am 64, and I can remember when we all used to leave the keys in the car and the doors unlocked, living in Wisconsin, in the 1950's onward. 

U.P. where we live, the price of gas just went over $4./gallon, and food way up there too!   Still, you must watch out for those who claim to be "poor."  It's those folks who still drink, smoke, and have money to vacation every year.   Even Welfare people don't have it so rough, from what I read and hear.  And illegal aliens get better comfort and benefits than many brave soldiers who come home from the war over seas!!   The Gov't pays them 'lip service' when they are over in Iraq and Afghanistan, but when they come home -- they are counted TERRORISTS by our  U.S. Home Land Security!  Old grandma's with diapers are strip searched at the air ports, etc., even though statistics state that there indeed is a specific class of people who always carry the bombs! 

Sorry, Guys,  I just cannot put MY faith and trust in the Gov't to make things better.  If the Muslims here in America are granted all kinds of freedoms and extra liberties,  I, at the very least want my personal freedoms to be in place and free from harassment, abuse, hostility, and ridicule.   Yet, the Gov't sees me as a terrorist/ criminal because I am a Christian and a disabled Vietnam Veteran: 68-70 !!  Well, Obama, do your worst!  I am too old to run and retreat, too crippled to back down, and too full of Grace to abandon my Faith and Trust in Jesus Christ, my personal Lord and Savior.


Warm Regards,
Tom Schuckman

Re-Thinking Rapture Estimates. Follow Up

Q.  Years before I ever heard of your ministry I came up with the same calculations that you did.   But every time I hear anyone saying, “until the number is reached, there will be no rapture,” I always get a sinking feeling.  We believers are responsible for winning souls. I am probably the most anxious for the rapture of anyone who you’ll ever hear from and it hits me hard that we are responsible for winning souls and we haven’t reached that number.  What if we don’t get there?  I know the Lord knows the end from the beginning, but that “number” still bugs me.

A.  Remember what Paul said about Church growth.  “One man plants the seed, another one waters, but it’s God who makes it grow (1 Cor. 3:6).  As you said, God makes known the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10).  He put the rapture in the Bible because He has already seen it.  We’re the ones who are in the dark about it, and even then we’re not in the dark about if it will happen, only when it will happen.  That’s the beauty of Paul’s comment about reaching the full number (Romans 11:25).  We don’t have to wait for a special day, a certain event, or a sign from the heavens. The very next one who gives his or her heart to the Lord could trigger the rapture. Take heart.