Then shall two men be in the field; one is taken, and one is left; two women shall be grinding at the mill; one is taken, and one is left.~ Matthew 24:40 ~ 41
I have all sorts of stuff I want to talk about ~ & that the Lord wants me to talk about with you ~ most of which will have to wait as I have assignments & a child to deal with but some things just can't wait. They are that important. If school is doing nothing else it is forcing me to apply some logic to what I know.
So what do I know? I know the Lord's return is imminent. I discussed some of what He has shown me here. I keep saying, & I will continue to say it, the Lord is calling His people to prepare, to be ready, He is at the very gates. Expect him at any moment of any day.
I know not everyone believes in the rapture: there are very good, very strong reasons for believing this will be the case but the simpliest in my view is this: For the sake of one righteous man [Lot] Zoar was spared from the wrath of God. Therefore while the church remains to plead & interceed on behalf of the world the full wrath of God on the unrighteous will not & cannot fall. Remove that & there is nothing to with~hold God's judgement! Nothing!
I hope shortly to be able to discuss all this more fully & reference you the relevant bible passages but the short form is this: The reinstantment of the state of Israel heralded the beginning of the end of the Age. That the state of Israel rose from the ashes 2000 after it's last destruction is mind~blowing. If you read the relevant passages carefully you see that those who see the reinstatement of Israel in the land are also the last generation of the Church Age. There are things that have to happen to bring all Israel to salvation; one of those is the end of the Church Age & God's full attention reverting back to Israel because all of Israel will be saved. Mind you, by then there will have been terrible destruction because the forces of evil are even now massing against Israel ~ which is just one reason why we are asked to pray for the Peace of Israel.
The other thing that comes immediatly to mind is the time frame. We are told we won't know the day or the hour of Christ's return for us. It is hidden in God & only He knows. This is really only possible prior to the tribulation because as soon as that temple goes up in Jerusalem you are in Daniel's "70 weeks" & those amongst us with mathamatical brains are able to count that down to almost the very hour! No, not me. The maths make my brain whirr wildly & all the springs sprung a leak.
Pray as you have never prayed before: that you are truly sealed by the Holy Spirit unto the day of redemption; that you have forgiven those who need forgiveness; for the lost & unsaved; for the harvest; for workers to bring in the harvest; for your own families & friends. The time is shorter than we think ~ & growing shorter with every passing day. Time is nearly up. We need to be about the Lord's work ~ & only His. Everything else is straw that will go up in flames.