Friday, July 29, 2011

Bible Study for Pre-Trib in the Book of Romans

I felt impressed by the Lord to read a bit in Romans today during my prayer time.  I've read the book many times, but like you do with Scripture, you can read a verse over and over again and not understand it until the Lord opens your eyes.

There is a verse in Romans 5:8-10 that states this (emphasis mine):

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!

 A lot of naysayers of the Rapture believe it to be a "cop-out" for Christians not to endure the hardships to come.  It is an "escapist's" way of hoping God will miraculously pull them out of danger, and those who put their hope in it are deluding themselves.

No, it is not a lofty idea or a hope for something that will not happen.

Paul clearly states here that Christ died for us WHILE WE WERE YET SINNERS.  Meaning, we were all going to Hell until Christ stepped in.  We were reconciled to Him for eternal life when we were yet enemies of God.  But we are no longer enemies!!  We have been reconciled!

Therefore, BECAUSE of that reconciliation, how much more will we be SAVED from God's wrath through His life (resurrection)??

Remember, God never promised to keep us out of PERSECUTION.  But He has ALWAYS promised to keep us out of His WRATH.  These are two different scenarios.  Persecution is the evil of this world, the hatred and scorn the worldly unbelievers have for Christians.  But the wrath of GOD is a punishment upon all mankind for their sins.

Since WE, being Christians and redeemed through Christ, are set apart for Heaven's Glory, God will therefore NOT send US through His wrath to come.

We were REDEEMED to Christ while we were yet enemies of God through His death on the cross.

And we are SAVED through Christ's resurrection (His life) from the wrath of God.

I think this Bible verse, more than any other that mentions keeping believers out of God's wrath, explains it clearly by using our redemption at the cross while we were still sinners.  Christ's death redeemed us, and His life saves us.  Amen and amen.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Are You Receiving Rapture Flack or Is It Just Me!?

Watch this video if you have the time. It's about 15 minutes long, about a fellow Christian kind of "ranting" on other fellow Christians' attitudes toward the Rapture. What he says is spot-on to what I've experienced in my own life, as well as what I believe regarding WHY fellow Christians "poo-poo" the imminent Rapture.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Ezekiel 38, Where is America in Prophecy?

Here is this week's prophecy update from Pastor JD Farag in Kaneohe, Hawaii. It is very eye-opening with regards to who are the players in Ezekiel's prophecy in chapter 38. He also asks the big question -- where is America in end times prophecy?

Great video. Give it a watch.


Friday, July 22, 2011

6.0 Earthquakes Are Now Up To One a Day

This is crazy. Not only has the earthquake activity gotten more frequent (that was possible?), but the intensity of the earthquakes has grown so that there is now, somewhere on the planet, a 6.0 or greater magnitude every single day.

We shouldn't be shocked by this, however. If these are indeed the birth pangs Christ mentioned (which I believe they are), they will get stronger and closer together as time goes on, just as a woman who labors gets stronger and closer contractions before she gives birth.

Keep looking up.


Monday, July 18, 2011

The Rapture is in The Lord's Prayer

I just read an amazing article about how one scholar believes the Rapture is mentioned in the Lord's Prayer.

Have a look and decide for yourself:


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Palestinians May Turn Directly to the General Assembly to Avoid U.S. Veto

Wishing to avoid an American veto at the Security Council, the Palestinian Authority is considering turning directly to the United Nations General Assembly in September in order to gain international recognition of Palestinian statehood. 

Palestinian sources and European diplomats say that the Palestinians will give up their effort to be accepted as a full member of the UN - a move that would require approval by the Security Council - and will seek instead recognition by the General Assembly of a Palestinian State within the 1967 borders, which will not be a full member of the organization.
If the P.A. does this, they will definitely be a state in September.  If they give up their right to be a full UN member, they will at least be recognized as their own separate state.  And with the Quartet adjourning on July 26th to determine if they should seize Jerusalem and parts of Israel, it looks like things are heating up, folks.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Still Think Jesus Isn't Returning Any Time Soon?

How much worse does this world have to get before Christ's Second Coming?

Israel and Jerusalem will likely be divided

Global Drought

Arab Spring

Massive Disasters (snows/flooding/tornados/wind/earthquakes/volcanos)

Global Financial Crisis

Global Food Crisis

Threat of war - perhaps nuclear

Signs in the Heavens

Say what you will, but the Four Horsemen are about to ride.  Famine is coming.  With the floods in America's heartland combined with the droughts world-wide, it won't take long to get here.  A financial crisis worse than the Great Depression is on the horizon.  War in the Middle East is one misstep away.  Dictators are falling like flies in the Middle East.

The time is ripe for one man to rise up and solve the world's problems.  To confirm a 7 year covenant with Israel.  Who will implement a one world economy.  Make people take a mark so they cannot buy or sell.  And ultimately, worship him as the God of gods.

The Tribulation is coming folks.  If you can't see the black, roiling clouds on the horizon then you're a sleeping blind man.

And if we can see the Tribulation is so very close, how much closer is the Rapture of the Church?

Get your heart right with God.  NOW.  There is no time to waste.  Especially if the "covenant with many" spoken of in Daniel 9:27 is the peace treaty between Israel and Palestine...


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Living on Borrowed Time & 6 Reasons Why Christians Should Desire Christ's Return

Here is another great article that goes into the meat and potatoes why we're living not just in the "last days" but the VERY last days.

Here is another article from the same site about 6 reasons why Christians should be anxiously waiting for the Lord's return.

Give them both a full read.  Great info.


Have You Dreamt of a Meteor and/or a Meteor Shower?

I frequent a few Rapture forums around the Internet, and there's a trend going on in these communities.  Many people are dreaming of meteors.

In fact, I myself had a dream of a meteor.

The dreams of others include either a single meteor, a shower, one hitting the moon, one breaking up the moon, and one hitting the space shuttle, forcing it to return to earth.  Since Atlantis is the last shuttle mission, a lot of Christians are watching the final launch later this month to find out if their dreams are just dreams or if they're visions from the Lord.

My own meteor dream was about 5 to 10 seconds long.  It was sandwiched between two nonsense dreams I don't remember.  But this dream was very vivid.  I was hovering above the earth, but close enough to not be able to see the entire planet.  I was on the dark side of the earth, so the sun was in front of me and the night-side of the planet was facing me.  A huge, fiery meteor streaked underneath me and plunged toward the planet.  Since I was in space, I heard no noise.  And that was it.

Many people have had dreams of meteors destroying buildings, falling into the ocean, or streaking across the sky.  And in extreme cases, a handful of people have dreamt of the moon being cracked or broken apart by something huge slamming into it.

I don't give *too* much stock to dreams because they aren't substantial.   However, I can vouch for my OWN dreams, and I know I've been given MANY from the Lord since January, I just haven't logged them here on this blog (because they are only dreams).  Perhaps I'll start a thread of the dreams I've had recently.

But I thought I'd ask my readers if any of you have had any recent dreams of meteors, the moon, or the space shuttle Atlantis.  Let me know in the comments.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Prophetic Scroll

Here is a great article that explains more in depth why 2011 looks to be the year of the Tribulation (and by association, the Rapture).  Read the whole thing.  Some of it might be rehash, but other points you might not have known -- like how the lunar cycle from 2011 to 2018 fits the timeline of the Tribulation in the Book of Daniel.


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Last Push for Peace before July 15th

I know this article is almost a week old, but I've been camping with the family and things have finally settled down after returning, putting everything away, and conquering the mountain of laundry. :)

Here is an article I found on regarding the Quartet, and their meeting in Washington D.C. on July 11th as a last-ditch effort to revive peace talks before the PA starts the statehood process with the UN on July 15th.

This is definitely something to watch in the coming days.  If this falls through, then "Palestine" might strong-arm its way into becoming a nation in September.  Abbas has already called Obama out, reasoning that if the President wants Israel to accept the 1967 armistice lines as the starting point to peace, then there should be no reason to veto the Palestinian state in September.

Whew!  We'll see where this all leads...