Monday, October 15, 2018

One will be in the field, one taken, one left... why pretrib?



But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left.  Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.  Matthew 24:37-44

Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left. Luke 17:33-36

In my last 3 posts, we've been discussing the Days of Noah and Lot and comparing them to our present time. Today I want to briefly talk about another reason I truly believe in the Pre-tribulation rapture. I have many Scriptures to back up my beliefs, but if you're interested, here's a post I wrote a while back on it.

In the above Scriptures, we see a vision of the rapture as described by Jesus.
Two men in the field, one taken, one left
Two women grinding at the mill, one taken, one left
Two men in bed, one taken, one left

Let's say for a moment that the rapture doesn't occur before the tribulation but afterward and right before the 2nd coming of Jesus, as many who adhere to the Post-tribulation theory believe. This is what the world will look like by then.

Revelation 6
Major World Wars
Worldwide famine
1/4 of the people killed
All Christians tortured and murdered
Massive earthquakes
Sun goes dark
Meteors crash to earth

Revelation 8
1/3 of all green grass and trees burned
A giant asteroid strikes the sea and 1/3 of the sea turns to blood and 1/3 of ships destroyed
Another asteroid turns 1/3 of fresh water to bitter and poison
1/3 of Sun, Moon and stars lose their light.

Revelation 9
All non-believers tortured by demon locusts for 5 months, begging for death
1/3 of all humans killed by giant army marching from the east

Revelation 16
Loathsome and painful sores cover all who took the Mark of the Beast
All the oceans on earth turn to blood
All the fresh water turns to blood
Men are scorched by unbearable heat from the sun
Extreme and utter darkness consumes the planet
Largest earth quake strikes the planet and the cities of all the nations crumble
All mountains are leveled and every island sinks
Giant 75 pound hailstones fall on all mankind

So basically by the end of the Tribulation,  nearly three-quarters of the population will be dead, there won't be any fresh water and no viable sea water, hence no fish to eat. 1/3 of all vegetation will be gone and probably most of the rest when the asteroids hit and then again when sun goes dark for so long and all the fresh water is gone. The remaining people will be in agonizing pain due to plagues, starvation, earthquakes, meteors and war. Oh and a massive earthquake will crumble every city and level every mountain and sink every island. Did I mention the 75 pound hailstones?  And don't forget that the Antichrist will be in charge, the most vicious dictator who ever lived.

So, do you honestly expect me to believe that two men will be out in the field farming when there's no water or sun? Or even sleeping in bed comfortably. Will two women will be going about their day grinding flour? or just going to work? Huh?  There won't be any fields or flour or even comfy beds at the end of the tribulation, or in the middle for that matter. 

My point? The rapture, as described by Jesus Himself, can't possibly be at the end of the tribulation. The description Jesus gives is one of Life as Normal.  Now if He had said.

Two men will be hiding in a cave, starving and weeping over the loss of their homes and families and
Two women will be crawling through sewage-laden ruins, looking for a scrap of food to eat..

Then yes, I will believe the rapture occurs at the end of the tribulation, but it doesn't say that, does it? This just gives me more proof that the rapture is pre-tribulation!

Thoughts?



 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Back from Vacation!

Hi Everyone, Sorry no Mad Mad Friday today! Although it looks like a great deal happened as usual. I will continue reporting end times news next Friday.  Please continue to pray for the victims of Hurricane Michael. The devastation looks horrendous.

I had a lovely time in East Tennessee. The weather was fabulous. We had a family reunion, except without some of the family (my kids and grandkids and my sister's daughter), but it was great to see everyone!  I ate too much, of course. but enjoyed the beautiful countryside and the shops!

Here's a picture of the family.  Bottom Left to right. My sister, Leandra, my sister-in-law Carrie, my Mom, my niece Faith, me! Above me, my husband, George, my brother, and his 2 sons, Wade and Clay.  Oh, and the dachshund is Riley!



Have a very blessed Weekend!!!





Wednesday, October 10, 2018



For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock. 

Psalm 27:5




Monday, October 8, 2018

As in the Days of Noah.....part 3



And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man:  They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. Luke 17:26-30

So far in parts 1 and 2, we've discussed the infiltration of Nephilim and their DNA into the Gene pool and the incredible depravity of society.

In this last and final part, I think it's very important to point out that in the Days of Noah and in the Days of Lot, it says people were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage.

In other words, life was going on as usual RIGHT UP TO THE POINT that destruction came. They hadn't a clue what was coming, and by the time they did, it was too late. 

The Bible interprets the Bible and it is also full of typologies, which are stories that are also a type and shadow of other things in the Bible. God does not want us to be ignorant of the time we are in and what's coming in the future. He has laid out very carefully and plainly what is going to occur in the Tribulation in the book of Revelation. Jesus, Himself, said:

For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened. Matthew 24:21-22

In other words, it's going to be REALLY rough. More on that next week.
Hence, Noah's flood and Lot's fire and brimstone are typologies of the period of Tribulation coming on the world. The people were carrying on with life as normal, getting up in the morning, going to work, planning vacations, getting married, having kids, etc... Then suddenly BAM!  Destruction came.

Listen to the Apostle Paul talk about the rapture 

For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.   1 Thess 5:2-3

What am I trying to say? That there won't be some huge sign in the sky saying "Repent" right before the rapture and the tribulation starts. There won't be a host of angels singing glory to God from the clouds.  The rivers won't turn to blood (yet) and the mountains won't fall into the sea (yet).  The day of the rapture (which starts the tribulation. More on that next week)  will be like ANY OTHER DAY. The unsaved will have no clue what's about to happen. They will just be going about their day as usual.

Will we as followers of Jesus know?  The Apostle Paul says we will have some idea of the times and seasons. We will know when we are close!!  Which is the entire point of my Mad, Mad Friday posts and these posts as well!

But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.  For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.  But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.  For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. 1 Thess 5:4-10

Note that we are not in darkness, that the Day of the Lord will not come as a shock, and also that God did not appoint us to wrath!   These are great things to remember as this world grows darker and darker!




Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday's Mad Mad World!



Greetings precious warriors of the Most High! Below you'll find another week of crazy news you probably won't hear on TV.   These are not meant to cause fear. For perfect love casts out all fear. What is that perfect love? The love of Jesus, who promises to keep watch over us and our families.
(Note: I am going out of town for a week, so I will not be able to gather this information for you next Friday. So, check in the Friday after that if we are still here! )

Things of note

  • Huge 10 foot wave decimates Indonesian island after a major earthquake.
  • The Arch of Baal now stands in Washington D.C.  Based on recent news, I think it fits there
  • Russia and China appear to be in an arms race against the US 
  • Check out all the earthquakes and typhoons!
  • Persecution in China is getting worse and worse daily.

Prophecy

Francis Schaeffer - prophet, warned us 50- years ago what is happening today

Israel

Strange mist appears over Temple Mount as Jewish people celebrate Sukkot! Video is cool

Wars and Rumors of Wars

Russia begins missile defense system delivery to Syria. Warns US on peace talks
Terrorists could weaponize highly infectious diseases 
Iran racing to hide nuclear evidence presented by Israel
20,000 Palestinians storm Israel border, rip security fence and hurl explosives
Iran threatens to cause "sorrow and penitence" if Israel attacks Syria 
US warship heads into the China Sea against Chinese wishes
Britain sends troops to Antarctica to keep Russia from grabbing land
China develops super-spy satellite that can spot US submarines 
Is Russia developing air-launched satellite killer? 
Iran launches "Death to America" missiles in midnight strike 
Chinese warship came within yards of USS Decatur in South China sea
US warns Russia it will take measures against Banned Russian Nuclear weapons 

Signs in the Sky

Bizarre glowing object spotted circling the space station
New dwarf planet spotted at the edge of our solar system

Sodom and Gomorrah

American Academy of Pediatrics now support surgical and hormonal transitioning of Children

Apostasy

Pastor gets 7 years for sexually assaulting Youth Group members

Persecution

Chinese Government destroys Christian church, bills pastor for demolition  
Chinese government implementing 5 year plan to rewrite Bible and force Christians into communism 
University removes Bibles from guest rooms 
Communist rebels detain pastors, shave their heads, and destroy churches in Myammar
Hundreds of Chinese school children forced to swear they follow no religion
Prayer banned at Graduations and School events after atheist group complains

Earth groaning

Life threatening storm heads toward Greece
Warmer waters in the Atlantic will fuel even stronger Hurricanes
World's first human case of Rat disease found in Hong Kong
Hundreds dead after powerful earthquake and tsunami strike Indonesia
Arizona and California in path of direct hit by Hurricane Rosa
Huge quakes trigger Indian Ocean's Tectonic triangle
Rare hurricane like storm heading for Europe
Typhoon Trami strikes Japan, leaving 30 towns without power
Update: Nearly 800 killed in Indonesia tidal wave
Ground turns to liquid after devastating 7.5 earthquake in Indonesia 
Man dies of brain-eating amoeba after visiting Texas resort 
6.0 Quake strikes Sumba Indonesia  
Tropical storm Leslie to become next Atlantic hurricane
34 children killed at Bible camp in Indonesian quake
Mass graves dug for 1300 victims as death toll rises in Indonesia
Tropical storm Rosa approaches Baja, CA  (not near me!)
Typhoon strikes Tokyo as wind breaks records
Giant supervolcano beneath CA could be worse than Yellowstone 
6th New major Typhoon headed toward Japan 

Global Gov/High Tech/Mark of the Beast/Loss of Rights

Facebook breech allowed hackers to control accounts of more than 50 million people
Large Hadron Collider could create black hole and destroy the earth says astronomers

Evil/Immorality/Satanism

The Arch of Baal was erected in D.C. one day before Kavanaugh testified 
Prestigious Spanish soccer club honors Palestinian teen who advocates violence against Israel 
Sabrina, the teenage witch is back and more satanic than ever!
Secret service intercept suspicious envelope sent to Trump
Envelopes suspected of containing Ricin sent to president and defense secretary

Have a blessed weekend!




Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 23:4 




Monday, October 1, 2018

As in the days of Noah and Lot... part 2



 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. Genesis 6:5-6

Last week we discussed the main problem occurring in the days of Noah and the real reason for the flood. If you missed it, you may want to go back and read it because it's very important to know what's occurring all around you, but in secret.  In fact, after I posted that message I received an email from a woman who had several experiences with demons and fallen angels who attacked her and her husband. She wanted to confirm my belief that these Nephilim are still trying to mate with women today.  I also wanted to point out that UFOs and Alien encounters have nothing to do with beings from other planets. These are demons and manifestations of demons. In fact, if you read reports of people who've been kidnapped, these "aliens" often experiment on them and are quite interested in human reproduction. But I digress. You can certainly click away now and claim I've lost it, and I know I risk losing some of you, but I need to get the truth out there. 

Anyway, moving on with the Days of Noah and Lot, another aspect of the time was the extreme wickedness of that generation. The Scripture tells us that EVERY intent and thought of his heart was only evil continually.  That's an amazing statement. Every single intention and thought was evil? What is evil exactly? I think most of us would agree that it encompasses things like rape, murder, thievery, lying, blasphemy, greed, envy, etc... right? But notice it says "heart" not head. A person's heart is where their soul and spirit live. This is the core of the person... the real person.

But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?"  Matthew 9:4
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. Matt 12:35

The heart is where all evil and all good originate. It is where our faith resides and where we receive Jesus.  So, the Scripture here is not talking about someone who thinks about doing evil all the time, but someone who Is evil at his or her core. Their heart is corrupted and in complete darkness. 

But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 2 Timothy 3:1-4

So are we seeing this today? If you are a believer and hang out with believers, you may not notice how bad human nature has become. You may see it now and then on the TV news, but I can tell you with assurity that the warning Timothy gave in the above verse is happening today. Ah yes, people put on a smile and wish you well, but if it came down to it, they'd happily stab you in the back if it would benefit them.

Pedophilia: Did you know that since Trump took office there have been almost 3000 pedophile arrests?  The media doesn't report on this. The sexual abuse of children is rampant in this country 

Child Murder: As I'm writing this, there have been 688,000 children butchered by their mothers in the womb in the US just this year!. Worldwide since 1980 1.5 BILLION.

Extreme Rise of Satanism in America (including child sacrifice) Just google it. 

If you don't have your head in the sand, you are probably aware of how bad our world is. You only have to turn on the TV and try to find a decent show or movie to watch. Often the commercials are even worse. Victoria Secret's commercials are pure pornography! Nearly every new show produced by Amazon, Netflix, etc is rated MA for mature audiences. Yet even a show labeled TV14 should be R these days.  People everywhere are sleeping around, living with each other, spouses cheat, people think lying is okay, school shootings, pregnancy out of wedlock, drug overdoses killed 63000 in the US in 2016, rioting and violence on the streets...and don't get me started on all our crooked politicians just out for power and money.

But let's talk about the days of LOT for a moment. Lot and his family lived in Sodom. I personally believe the only thing Lot had going for him was that he was Abraham's nephew and like a son to Abraham. I don't believe he was particularly righteous on his own based on what we know about him from Scripture

And the Lord said, “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave, Genesis 18:20

What was the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah?  We quickly find out in the next chapter of Genesis. It was rampant, violent homosexuality. You can read it for yourself. It's not a pleasant story.

Do we have that today? Is the LBGTQ community pushing their perverted agenda on the entire world, demanding their rights to perform their immorality in public and teach our children to do the same?  I say yes.  There's rarely even a TV show now that doesn't have a token gay or trans person in it. Makes me sick.  Does God love these people? Absolutely! Does He love the people who are evil? Absolutely. And He is begging them to repent and turn to Him and live!!!  But God is a just judge and sin will not go unpunished for long. He proved that by raining fire and brimstone down on Sodom and Gomorrah and also when he flooded the entire earth. 

Are we living in the days of Noah?  I'll let you decide

And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. Luke 17:26-30

Next week, part 3: A final aspect of the Days of Noah and Lot.