I was blown away by prayer group last Tuesday......One of the ladies in my group is an amazing woman of God.....She wanted to share with us a beautiful story that happened at her job....She answers phones for over 50 programs where people can call in and receive prayer.....She received a call from a lady who said that she had been a Catholic her whole life but had never read the bible......She was awaken one night by a vision in the middle of the night......she described the scene where there were lots of people missing from different places.....My prayer friend said it sounds like you are describing the "Rapture," and the lady said yes that is what I have been told and I was wondering if you could give me some information on the "Rapture?" My friend asked her if she had asked Jesus into her heart and the lady said "YES," I did and I asked God what He wanted me to do with this vision He had shown me and she said that He told her: "GO TELL MY PEOPLE THAT I AM COMING SOON!"
I couldn't believe it, I am not sure why because all the signs are there.....even if you don't believe in a "rapture," it doesn't matter...what matters is that we get our hearts right........and be prepared.....all I could think about after hearing this was Joel 2; 28-32: I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT IN THOSE DAYS......I will show wonders in the heavens and on Earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will turn to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
So here I am .......living in the world;
I am living in the middle and it is miserable place to be with one foot on one side of the fence and one foot in the heavenlies. What about you? What hides in your heart? Did you know we are to guard our hearts? Are you guarding your heart? Our heart is our connection with God...We have to stop neglecting our hearts!!!! This is all out war!!! Paul said we have to "fight the good fight!" I don't know about you but I don't want to slide in by the skin of my teeth.....I don't want to keep refusing God to let me be counted by Him as (Oswald Chambers) calls it: ONE WHO IS SEPARATED TO THE GOSPEL...............Jesus has to become our entire life!!! We should NEVER get tired of reading His word and learning more about him......
This world sinks its tentacles into us and seductions us to believe that it is good........
It is a sliding away....a gradual process....it is so suttle that we don't even notice it at times. We become of the world instead of living in it as an alien...........we must give up our own desires and refuse the emptiness and promises that this world has to offer.......I crave the easy because I am straddling the fence!!!! I am tired of straddling the fence.....it is a miserable existence.....I am praying on my knees tonight for God to check my heart.... I don't want to miss it.....I can't help but think that He is coming soon....the world is playing out just as His word says....and I am going to stand on His word.......Hell can be unleashed upon me....but I will stand on God's word.....even if I don't see him or feel him; I am going to BELIEVE.......how about you?????
The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times
1 Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. 2 “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”
3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
15 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’[a] spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. 18 Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. 19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.
22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time.
26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.
29 “Immediately after the distress of those days
“‘the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from the sky,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’[b]
30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth[c] will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.[d] 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it[e] is near, right at the door. 34 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
The Day and Hour Unknown
36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[f] but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47 Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48 But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49 and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth...
Asking God to get my heart where it needs to be,