Monday, April 22, 2019

The First Century Rapture! Happy Resurrection Day!



I pray all of you had a wonderful day yesterday, celebrating our Lord's Resurrection!  Without the Resurrection, we would all still be lost in our sins. If you want to know some of the most compelling evidence that Jesus rose from the dead, check out my article HERE.

Did you know that a Rapture of Saints already occurred thousands of years ago?  Check out this verse which occurs right after Jesus died on the cross.

Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.  Matthew 37:51-52

This Scripture has always fascinated me.  It says MANY bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep, right? So, what about Abraham, Moses, Isaac, David, Elisha... etc?  Can you imagine if you lived there at that time and you saw a bunch of dead saints walking around?   Yet, the more I study this Scripture, the more I've come to believe that is not what happened.

Yes, I believe many saints were raised from the dead, came out of their graves, and went into the holy city, appearing to many.  That is CLEAR from the Scripture. But a closer look at "the holy city" in the Greek gives us some clues as to where they appeared.

The Holy - hagios, which translates to sacred, morally blameless, pure, consecrated
City - polis, which translates to either one's native city OR  The Heavenly Jerusalem

If you put those together, it can't possibly mean the earthly Jerusalem. Jerusalem at that time was anything but pure, sacred, or morally blameless. And since city can mean the Heavenly Jerusalem, we can assume that the risen saints went up to heaven and were seen walking about the heavenly Jerusalem! 

Honestly, if thousands of saints suddenly rose from the dead and flooded Jerusalem around the time Jesus rose from the dead, surely there'd be more written about such an event in the history books!  We would expect to find thousands of letters and old documents describing something so magnificent!

So, they were raptured, right? Paul tells us that in the rapture to come the dead will rise first from their graves and only then will those of us still alive be taken up. (1 Thess 4:16)

So, why did this happen? I venture to guess that it had something to do with what Jesus did in Hades before He rose again. Remember, he was in his tomb for 3 days. We are told that He preached the Gospel and then led many captives up on high.


This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.” What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions?  Ephesians 4:8-9

He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. After being made alive, he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits— to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. 1 Peter 3:18-20

Remember that before Jesus's atonement for sin, everyone who died when to a place called Hades or Sheol. This is sort of a waiting area that is described in Jesus's parable in Luke 16.   The Righteous are kept in comfort on one side, while the wicked are kept in discomfort on the other. After Jesus paid the price for sin, He visited this place, told them what He had done, and took all the righteous with Him to Heaven. I believe that it was at that point that the bodies of those righteous saints were raised from the dead and reconnected with their spirits when they arrived in Heaven. It would make sense, right? 

Either way, we know that Saints rose from the dead around the time that Jesus did. Many of them! Hence, this was the first mass Rapture!  I sure hope the next mass Rapture happens soon!





Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Resurrection day!



But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead..... Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—  in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”

“O Death, where is your sting?
O Hades, where is your victory?”

1 Corinthians 15

 

Friday, April 19, 2019

Friday's Mad Mad World!

Greetings Precious Saints!  And Happy Good Friday to you!. (Although, I believe Jesus was crucified earlier in the week)  I thought about not doing a Good Friday post, but I know you all are anxious for the news of the week. I was called out by a friend this past week for putting out too much depressing news and not focusing more on all the good the Lord is doing in this world. Yes, the Lord is doing marvelous things across the globe, and many are getting saved and healed and restored! Praise His name!  Yet, this is not what my Friday Posts are for.  My intent is to connect world news with prophecy in the Bible so that we can all see how close we are to going home! My intent is NOT to depress anyone, but rather to encourage you all that our time here is short and soon we will be with our Savior!  If that doesn't get you excited, nothing will!

My other motivation is to inspire lukewarm Christians to get serous about their walk with the Lord, and also to perhaps save someone who happens across this post and sees that there is, indeed, a God who told us what would happen in this world long before it came to pass. No, I don't present the Gospel every time, but a quick search of my website will produce many articles on how to have a relationship with Jesus.

All of us have an individual calling from God. Some are helpers, encouragers, evangelists, pastors, teachers, prophets, miracle-workers...etc. God may call someone to be a housewife and mother and raise Godly children, while someone else may be sent into the workplace to witness there to their coworkers. Other persons may be called to the mission field, children's ministry, or helping out in their local church. I have been called to write novels that glorify God and to warn God's children that Jesus is returning soon. I make no apology for trying to fulfill that calling. I'm human and I may not always succeed in the best way possible, but my heart is in the right place... and that is to lift up the name of Jesus at all times.

Having said that, Praise Jesus, for His HUGE sacrifice for us. I don't think any of us can ever grasp the agony of what He went through... not merely physical, though they say that was more painful than what any man suffered. But spiritual and emotional too. Jesus had never ever been separated from His Father, yet while all OUR sin was placed on Him, Father God had to turn His face away. Not only that, but I've heard multiple pastors agree that Jesus then went down to Sheol where he suffered the punishment due us. All I can say is THANK YOU, Jesus, I love you with all my heart! And I look forward to seeing you soon!

Earth Groaning

4.6 Quake strikes off Northern CA coast
Bomb Cyclone unleashes new horror on MidWest US
7.0 Indonesia Quake sparks Tsunami concerns
Mysterious E-Coli outbreak expands
Drug-resistant super fungus spreading across US. Kills 50% of infected
Earth's magnetic field is weakening 
5.3 Hawaii earthquake 
8 killed, dozens injured as storms sweep across the South 
Dozens infected with Hepatitis A in outbreak in Alabama 
Schools evacuated as Quake rocks Taiwan

Signs in the Sky!

Fireball streaks across sky in Washington Tuesday night

Wars and Rumors of Wars

Red Dawn invasions of the US are being planned 
Russia prepares for a global internet shutdown 
What are advanced missiles doing in Syria? 
Russia and Turkey are deeply entwined on trade and defense 

Apostasy

Half of all pastors afraid to speak of controversial topics 
Americans with NO religion increases by 266% over last 30 years 
Christian radio station K-LOVE refuses to air ads for "Unplanned" movie. Wow
Trump administration may be laying groundwork for military action against Iran 
Sunday School teacher sentenced to 50 years in prison for molesting several children 
New book claims that 80% of priests in the Vatican are gay 
More and more Christians question whether smoking weed is a sin

Israel

Landslide victory for Israel's Right! 
The democratic war on Netanyahu 
17 dead in Israeli airstrike on Iranian military site 
Passover sacrifice reenactment in Jerusalem after 2000 years! 
Kushner says Trump's Peace plan to be unveiled in June 
EU rejects Israeli annexation talk and warns of middle East chaos 
Will today's Sanhedrin usher in the Antichrist?

Persecution

UK Teacher Fired for Posting her concern for LBGT indoctrination in Christian schools 
Man arrested for trying to bring gas cans and lighters into St Patrick's cathedral in NJ 
South Carolina church vandalized with "Submit to God through Islam" on Palm Sunday 
Churches desecrated in ongoing attacks across Europe

Rise of AntiChrist Beast System

WikiLeaks' Assange Arrested in London
American Boys are falling behind in just about every area
Thousands of Amazon employees listening to Alexa conversations 
Russia says "New World Order" is being formed
Chinese force street cleaners to wear GPS tracking bracelets
Why Parents will run to get the Mark of the Beast for their children
Officials try to dispel fears of the new ID labeled "Mark of the Beast"
98% Drop in Christian refugees being admitted to the US 
CBS's new show, The Good Fight, encourages violence against conservatives 
800 FEMA camps in the US are there for somebody 
Russia envisions a multipolar New World Order as sun sets on America's unipolar moment
Everything you see, hear, and read will ultimately be controlled by the FEW 
The Obama/Clinton axis of evil from Benghazi to the Steel Dossier.

Evil

3 Portals of demonic entry that are destroying the US
Abortion clinic director mocks anti-infanticide bill and declares newborns are not people
Satanic temple challenges Missouri abortion laws
Planned Parenthood killed 332,000 babies last year and gets 1/2 of its revenue from tax dollars

Sodom and Gomorrah

Born this Way!:  The dangerous justification for Pedophilia 
Parents are labeled as "The Problem" in schools promoting the LBGTQ agenda
San Jose, CA decides to display a rainbow flag next to Chick-Fil-A 
Virginia kindergarten glass celebrates Transgenders

 Good news!

PA School board decrees "In God we Trust" can be displayed in local schools!
Almost 100 Abortion Clinic workers seek to leave industry after seeing movie "Unplanned"
Though Notre Dame Cathedral was destroyed by fire, the Cross remained!


Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written:

“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:36-39 

 

 

 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Do you have anyone else here on earth? Take them and get out!



As we approach the close of the age, I run across many people who are very concerned about their lost loved ones. Will they be taken in the Rapture? What if they get left behind? How will they endure? Worse, what if they die in their sins? As a mother of a prodigal, I agree that it's absolutely terrifying!

Yet God does not give us a Spirit of Fear, right? (2 Tim 1:7) In fact, a quick search of the Bible reveals 170 "Fear nots" and 80 "be not afraids" Fear is the opposite of faith and anything not done in Faith is sin to God. (Hebrews 11:6)  Yikes!  But how can we not fear for our loved ones going to hell? The very thought of it makes me sick to my stomach.

One of my favorite stories in the Old Testament is the story of Lot and Sodom and Gomorrah. There are so many facets to this story that amaze me such as ...

1. That Abraham was allowed to bargain with God to save Sodom if there were a certain number of righteous people in it!  The Lord knew all along exactly how many righteous there were in the city, yet He allowed Abraham to ramble on. (Gives me hope in my prayer life!) They finally settled on 10. Just 10 righteous!

2. Lot was not particularly a Godly man. If you read the stories involving him, he seemed rather selfish, self-centered, and obviously not a good father. What was Lot's saving grace?  He was Abraham's nephew and Abraham loved him. Do you love a family member who isn't displaying Godly character?

You know the story. The Lord sent angels to get Lot and his family out before He rained down sulfur and destroyed the city. A homosexual mob tried to assault the angels. Lot tried to protect them, even offering his daughters to them, but the angels had the final word.  Recently I was reading this story and these words of the angels leapt out at me.  I don't honestly remember seeing them before.

“Have you anyone else here? Son-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whomever you have in the city—take them out of this place! For we will destroy this place..."  Genesis 19:12-13

Lot then went in search of his son-in-laws. Now, these 2 young men were NOT married to Lot's daughters yet. We know that because the Scripture says Lot's daughters were virgins. They were no doubt engaged to Lot's daughters. Lot found them, but they didn't believe him and didn't want to leave. In fact, Scripture says they thought he was joking.  However, it's obvious from Scripture that if the men had wanted to leave, they could have. This astounds me!  Why? Because these men were obviously not righteous, but if they had agreed to be saved, they would have been. Indeed, they were only asked because of their relation to Lot! 

This gives me great hope for my lost loved ones!  God saves families! God created families! God is the Father of a Family of believers, a bride for His Son!  He understands the bond and love between family members.

And HE is asking you now, “Have you anyone else here? Son-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whomever you have in the city—take them out of this place!"

How do you do that? By prayer, intense, fervent prayer and fasting. Time is short. Get on your knees everyday and pray for your lost loved ones!  Quote the above Scripture to the Lord and say "Yes, I have others here!" Then name them. Ask for God to open their hearts to Him, to open their eyes. Ask Him to send a Godly believer across their path to witness to them. Ask and never stop asking! God answers prayers, especially prayers of his true children!

I'm also reminded of the stories of Rahab and Noah. Rahab was a prostitute who helped two spies from Israel escape Jericho.  She was a believer in the God of Israel and asked for mercy from the spies when the Israelites attached Jericho. They gave her instructions to gather ALL her family "bring your father, your mother, your brothers, and all your father’s household to your own home" and put a scarlet cord out her window. Hence, ALL of Rahab's family was saved.

Noah. The Bible records that ONLY Noah was found righteous. It makes no mention that his wife, sons, and daughters-in-law were righteous. Yet, they all were permitted on the Ark to be saved. 

In Acts 16, Peter told the jailer how to be saved.
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Why did he say household? How would Peter know whether the man's household would also believe? 

There are a ton of other Scriptures about families. I encourage you to seek them out. Don't give up! The Lord hears. The Lord loves it when we use His Word in our requests to Him. He cannot help but answer and give us our requests!!! Be encouraged and get to work. Time is short!





Friday, April 12, 2019

Friday's Mad Mad World!



Greetings precious Saints of the Most High!  Welcome to another episode of our Mad World! It is indeed mad! Lots more mayhem and madness, lots more evil. Things that struck me. Diseases are cropping for which we have no cure, and a Black hole was photographed for the first time. Many believe this is connected to CERN and a portal into other dimensions. Really interesting stuff! 


A couple of things on my mind
When a nation loses its freedom of speech, when a nation loses its free press, that nation is easily subdued by its government. We are on the verge of the New World Order taking over. I'm not being overly dramatic here. Listen to the video below entitled "Who really runs the world?". 80% of Internet searches go through Google. They have the power and are already using it to pick and choose what is displayed with your searches... i.e.. what news you see, what articles you read. Facebook and Twitter also filter what their customers see. Note that most of this new generation coming up get their news and world information from these tech social media giants. This should scare the pants off you!  Also 90% of the professional media is aligned with the democratic party agenda. It's all about power and money and if you think this is all a conspiracy theory, you have your head in the sand.

Don't trust your government. I hate to say that because America, in my opinion, has been one of the greatest nations on earth. But it is not great any longer. Trump or no Trump, America is run by a group of elites who only want power and money. They do not care about the people in this country, except for the votes they can get them from us. This is why they don't want borders, why they want illegals to have the right to vote... it's all a power grab! Why do you think most congressmen and women who go into congress no wealthier than the rest of us, but come out millionaires!  And they call them "Public servants!"  They are mooching off the American people by taking brides from special interests and then voting accordingly.  The upper ranks of these elites are poisoning our food, manipulating our weather, starting wars, and polluting our skies. All for money and power.  How do you control the masses?  Through lies, deceptions, AND through food and medical care (which is why they also want government to control health care) See below "Globalists are implementing food as a weapon strategies"   Please, America. Wake up!

Earth Groaning!

127 Earthquakes rock Yellowstone
Mega-Tsunamis could drown US and UK coasts when Canary Island volcano erupts 
Iran Floods, thousands evacuate homes 
Mystery E-Coli outbreak sickens 72 people in 5 States 
17 more cases of E-Coli confirmed in Georgia
A mysterious infection is spanning the globe! 
Iran flooding kills 70 after record rainfalls 
Large seismic event on Japan coast triggering swarm of earthquakes
Drug resistant super-fungus spreading across America
New York declares Measles emergency and requires mandatory vaccination 
4.4 Earthquake strikes Peru 
Denver: 80 degrees one day, snow the next 
6 dead in Brazil flooding

Israel

Israeli candidate calls to build third temple now
Palestinians prepare to rally Arab world against Trumps peace plan
Abbas Adviser says Palestinians will review Trump Peace proposal
Israel landed on the moon!

Sodom and Gomorrah

Man fined 55,000 for calling a male a male
Judge warns there is no right to visual bodily privacy for high school girls 
first legally recognized non-binary person warns against gender confused labels. Huh?
Massachusetts bans Same Sex attraction therapy among health care providers. 
Openly GAY Worship leader preforms Lauren Daigle on American Idol

AntiChrist Beast System

All homeschooled kids must be registered amid fears they are being "radicalized" with religious doctrine. 
The internet has its own shadowy deep state 
Child Brides as young as 10 sold on Facebook 
Left-wing cities going lawless as Boston orders police to stop arresting criminals 
Globalists are implementing food as a weapon strategies 
Why is the Government moving massive amounts of Generators around the country?
The Vatican is saying the West will disappear and Islam will rule the world
Who really runs the World?
Leftist colleges are demanding students' social media passwords
After one week, Google disbands its ethics board
Is China stealing our water? 
CALEXIT joins forces with Cartels, Terrorists, and corrupt Dems to destroy America 
AI could create an immortal dictator from which we could never escape 
Universal health system in Britain collapsing
Attorney General Barr forms team to investigate spying in the 2016 election
Facebook wants all your information so they can create an avatar that looks like you
YouTube is promoting the Satanic Baphomet

Wars and Rumors of Wars

India and Pakistan on brink of war after ceasefire broken 
The Chinese and Russians are combining forces in many locations 
Why Putin has sent troops to Venezuela  
Chinese anti-satelite laser base
Syria threatens Israel with tunnel warfare
US Military intervention in Venezuela on the table 
US designates Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization 
China selling high-tech tyranny to Latin America

Signs in the Sky

Fireball streaks across the sky in southern US
Black hole (event horizon) pictured for the first time. If you want to know the prophetic implications of this, watch this video. 

Evil

Bill to force colleges to provide abortion pills advances in California!
TV shows keep getting worse and worse. Check this one out - A discovery of Witches
Between 2007-2015 number of children admitted into the ER with suicidal thoughts doubled 
Argentine teachers give students pro-abortion Easter eggs

Apostasy

Narcissism may be the biggest obstacle keeping Millennials from accepting Christ 
Mormons revise their religion to make it more LBGTQ friendly 
Number of people in the US who have NO religion has risen 266% in 30 years 
Pope Francis hails Muslims as "sons of Abraham" and compares Christians to a fungus 
When a Homosexual Episcopalian calls Trump's Christianity Hypocrisy

Persecution

Michigan Health center accused of stopping senior citizens from telling kids about Christmas 
Chinese authorities offer huge reward to snitch on Christians as the church keeps growing! 
Instagram bans Pro-life comic  

 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

Revelation 12:11

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

John 14:3