Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ann Graham Lotz: Mayday!

Tom's Journal.

I am always encouraged when I hear/ read another bible smart Christian talk about Bible Prophecy, what the Holy Scriptures  really say, and not just someone's "opinion."   At the same time, I know that it's easy and tempting to speculate, or 'read something into the Scriptures,' and so we MUST hold off and NOT "go beyond" what the Bible says.

Friends...   as I have been saying all along,  we just cannot sit on top of our houses waiting for the Lord to come,  but NOW is the time to 'strike while the branding iron is hot !!'   There is so much to do, and this deliberate short time before the Rapture only means that God still has important work for us to do --- to share the IMPORTANT MESSAGE of the Gospel to everyone with a hearing ear !   I know you good people are prob getting sick and tired of hearing this from me,  but I too need the encouragement !   Or,  I could cry and whine about having too many bills to pay, that some may still be here after I am gone.   I do pay all my bills on time, or before their time, as best I can, with the intention of paying them OFF for good.    Yet, I also know what is humanly possible and what is not.   BTW,  I believe that the IRS has many demons working for it....  lol, and they are mostly corrupt, just as the big world banks who just got caught messing with the currency  scams in the News lately !   But that will be the least of our troubles.  
      Now,  it's good to be aware of the current News and troubles all over,  but why DWELL on it all the time ?   That can only make us negative and bitter.   My old motto is:   'Do the level best you can --- and throw the rest of it upon God's shoulders, and make peace with yourself.'   I am well schooled in Finance,  yet I too make many mistakes and have to live with them.   Priorities !  
     I don't want to be poor, starving, freezing in the cold Winters U.P. here in way North Michigan,  but we ought to be well educated, well read, well studied in the KJV Bible, and somewhat "PREPPED" with reason and common sense.   Please remember that our sole Salvation lies in Jesus Christ, and He never breaks His promises ! 

Memorial Day is very special to me, and no matter what I PLAN to do, I know that I will ponder the heavy loss of my past 'Brothers in Arms' --  especially those whose names are on the Wall in D.C. ---  the Vietnam Memorial Wall, where I have been at least 3 times in the past.   But just the same, I [we] need to have balance in this area too, and give it some prospective, and not get out of balance.   I realize just how blessed I am to have not been killed over there in 'Nam...  for I would be in hell for sure ! ! !   You see,  I got Saved roughly in 1995, and then came a 2nd big push to "re-learn" the Bible, after the JW-Cult trashed my poor old brain and heart.   That's why I push getting a copy of the DEFINED KJV BIBLE, so much!   Because it helps we Americans [especially lately in the past 20 years, IMHO] who are 'dumbed down' in our failed school system.   See:     --- to get a copy of that Book !  

We have some freaky Spring weather U.P. here, with nice warm sunny days,  but down to the low 30's at night !  Brrrrrr!     But we will take it !

Warm Regards,

Mayday! Mayday! … Judgment is coming, says Ann Graham Lotz

Michael F. Haverluck   ( Thursday, May 21, 2015         
Convinced that the Rapture is right around the corner — when Jesus returns to bring the Church with Him to Heaven —  Ann Graham Lotz is putting Americans on alert, urging them to get right with God in earnest prayer and repentance before it’s too late. A Closer LookSince speaking at a prophesy seminar with biblical expert and New York Times Bestselling Author Joel Rosenberg  last spring at The Cove’s Billy Graham Training Center, Lotz feels called by God to alert America of impending judgment.
No doubt about it
The gravity of two powerful messages from God — given in Joel 1:1 and Joel 2:17 — has been something that has weighed on her heart so heavily that she knew God was calling her to put America on high alert.
“The impact on me was profound,” the daughter of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham recently explained on her site. “Both times, when I stepped off of the platform, I knew God had spoken.”0
There was no doubt about it in Lotz’s mind that God was telling her Judgment is coming — soon.
“The messages almost made the hair stand up on the back of my neck,” Lotz continued. “Why? Because God was clearly warning that His judgment is coming on America and on our world, and it’s going to be ugly. I knew it then, and I know it now.”
Lotz says that it will be hard for many to fathom the magnitude of the events that can begin to transpire at any moment.
“I believe Jesus is soon to return to take all of His followers to Heaven with Him in what is referred to as The Rapture,” Lotz expressed. “While this will be deliverance for His people, can you imagine the impact on our nation, let alone the world, when suddenly every single authentic Christian disappears?”
The president and founder of AnGel Ministries then gave a sketch of what she foresees will soon come.
“Institutions will collapse. Banks will close,” Lotz began, describing the impending scenario. “The Stock Market will plunge. Planes will fall out of the sky. Cars will crash on the road. Government in America at every level will disintegrate. Families will be torn apart. In the unprecedented turmoil, our nation will be vulnerable for our enemies to seize the moment and attack us. There will be mass chaos, confusion, fear, grief, despair, anger, threats, danger … judgment.”
Even though the Bible says Jesus Christ will return to spontaneously rapture those who trust in Him, Lotz warns believers that it is not guaranteed that they will escape trials before His imminent Second Coming.
“But just as God allowed the Israelites, His people, to go through three of the 10 plagues He sent in judgment on Pharaoh and Egypt in Exodus 6-8, God may allow His people today to go through a time of distress and trouble before The Rapture takes place,” Lotz explains. “I believe we are in that time now. I believe it’s time to not just pray. It’s time to cry out to God on behalf of our nation and our world.”
Preparing for the End Times
Lotz then introduced America to the international distress call campaign she spearheaded to alert believers and non-believers alike that a life-threatening emergency is impending. It’s called “MAYDAY! MAYDAY!” which began on May 15 and ends on May 23.
“These are the nine days between the Day of the Ascension of Jesus and the Day of Pentecost that have biblically and traditionally been days of prayer and fasting for an outpouring of God’s Spirit,” Lotz informed.
She indicates that the purpose of MAYDAY! MAYDAY! Is fourfold and supports each call with Scripture.
  1. To claim God our Father’s promise of an outpouring of His Spirit in these days following three blood moons and a total solar eclipse: … I will pour out my Spirit in those days … The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. —Joel 2:29, 31
  2. To implore God the Holy Spirit to compel the Church to repent of sin and our nation to return to faith in the living God, that times of refreshing may come … —Acts 3:19
  3. To entreat God our Savior for an abundant harvest of souls for His Kingdom in the remaining days. Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest’? ¹ I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. —John 4:35
  4. To delay or soften God’s judgment that is coming on America and on our world. Who knows? He may turn and have pity and leave behind a blessing. —Joel 2:13-14
Lotz closes with New and Old Testament Scripture heralding the Last Days.
“For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now … Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble