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Thought of the Day…

A man who walks with God is always moving in the right direction. – Roy Lessin

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Paul first used these words in his letters.  It was his personal reference to the Greek work Harpazo which we translated into the English word Rapture.

Harpazo – from the Greek Lexicon

  1. to seize, carry off by force
  2. to seize on, claim for one’s self eagerly
  3. to snatch out or away

Paul, since the first time he mentioned “Harpazo” has always put forth the positive unfearful, longing for the Blessed Hope.

The definition of the Rapture and how we got there via translation is a topic for another article, though worthwhile as that seems to be an area of much concern and attacks from critics.  But today I would like to focus in of the phrase “My Blessed Hope”.  It was the name I felt led to call this site and it has great importance to me as God’s promise for me, and you.

Hope.

We seem to hear this word a lot these days.  I feel the use of the word has been cheapened somewhat by the over use on things of this world.

The “blessed hope” is not the kind of hope that says “I hope my uncle gets well.” or “I hope it doesn’t rain on my wedding day.”  This word for hope has much more certainty.  It is a Bible word that speaks of “a blessed confidence.”  It speaks of a future event that has long been guaranteed by God Himself.  This hope is future, but it is as certain as the one hundred Old Testament prophecies that speak of our Lord Jesus’ first coming.  Which is now historical fact. – (paraphrased from Perhaps Today)

That is the Rock, the confidence Paul is saying we should have in Christ’s promise to Harpazo His church, the Rapture.

It is a promise given to us not of this world but in the world.

It is the Hope we should live everyday for as we go about striving to accomplish God’s will.

It is my blessed hope and I truly hope it is yours as well.

God Bless!

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If you have not asked Christ into your life, the essential gospel is that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and that He was raised on the third day (1 Cor. 15:3-4).  Believing this is the only qualification for salvation.  We are sinners in need of a savior.  Jesus died for our sins, and to prove that His death was sufficient for us,  God raised Him from the dead on the third day. Believing in our heart that God raised Him from the dead is our assurance that He will raise us, too.
 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, (1 Cor. 15:3-4). 

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Who is the bully and who is the bullied?

It is unbelievable what our society has become, that this sort of language and attacks are cheered.

These are 14-18 year old kids, not adults that he is talking to.

What has our society become?

It has become “like the days of Noah” and “the days of Lot”…

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Click on the article title for a link to full original referenced article.

If you have not asked Christ into your life, the essential gospel is that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and that He was raised on the third day (1 Cor. 15:3-4).  Believing this is the only qualification for salvation.  We are sinners in need of a savior.  Jesus died for our sins, and to prove that His death was sufficient for us,  God raised Him from the dead on the third day. Believing in our heart that God raised Him from the dead is our assurance that He will raise us, too.
 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, (1 Cor. 15:3-4). 

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This is a very good article in laying out a Theory of how certain prophecy puzzle pieces may fit together. 

I have always found it believable that the Rapture could play a role in accelerating certain prophecy events and I am amazed that most consider the events independently without looking at the “what if’s”. 

What if, this happens, then what would be the fall out. 

It is an interesting read on where we find ourselves today and what could lie ahead.

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One Isn’t Far From Zero


By Jack Kinsella

We discussed the conditioning process that must be necessary in order for the antichrist to accomplish all that the Bible sets out for him in a brief seven years. It is one thing to control the global economic, governance and religious systems, it is another thing altogether to centralize it first.

It takes no time at all to assume power over something, provided that something is fully developed to that purpose. The antichrist doesn’t have the time to develop the systems or prepare the public to accept them.

The Scriptures say that he takes control of the levers of power, he doesn’t create them. While the Scriptures say that he has a “look more stout than his fellows” and a “mouth speaking great things” — he must first have a willing and receptive audience, or he is just another fierce-looking politician.

When the One was elevated to office in 2008, he certainly looked and sounded pretty fierce. And he had a willing and receptive audience. But what he didn’t have at his disposal in 2009 was the necessary global infrastructure.

Nonetheless, the practices and policies of the Obama administration are so similar to those outlined by the Scriptures for the last days that he’s made a lot of people to wonder aloud, “Could the One be THE One?”

Not likely. Some of the stuff ascribed to the antichrist for the last days will require real leadership, not just empty words and lofty rhetoric (although he will be good at that, too.)

So on that score, Obama isn’t likely to be THE One. But it could be argued that he has done more to move the world in the direction necessary than any leader of any nation since World War Two.

One of the main obstacles holding back the revelation of the man of sin is public acceptance. While the conditioning process is complete across much of the world, America has, to this point, remained a stubborn hold-out.

The Russians, Chinese, Europeans, NATO and the UN are more than merely prepared to turn over the reins of power to a strongman, they are actually seeking one.

The EU has been attempting to create a super-dictator to impose the EU’s will on an unwilling population since the Treaty of Rome set European reunification as its ultimate goal back in 1957.

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I found this article a while back and started watching daily the earthquakes.  From the headlines alone you can see that we are really close to seeing a 6.0 or greater earthquake EVERY day!  It has clearly increased if you are watching it.

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Prophecy Coping: With The Horrible Global Quake Trend

Every month, spreadsheet job/reader/contributor Tony Ring generously sends us the monthly crunch of long-term earthquake data.  What he does is log into the USGS database and then slices and dices by month, subtotals and figures.  Even he was amazed at what’s coming out:

WOW! I’ve been running these graphs for at least a year, no? Every month they change a little. This month every one of them changed dramatically. Take a look…

Not only did I look but since we have monthly data  going back to 1973, an extension out 26-months which would get us to May 2013 (our high risk area for big CME’s off the sun, since those usually peak on the backside of a solar cycle) makes human future look pretty shaky if trends continue…

Not clear enough?  Well, until 2006, the world was bumping along with a 7.0 quake in the range of 3½ to 4½ times per month.  If the 5th order polynomial extension is anywhere near right, it suggests that by December of 2012 that we’ll be in the 7 major quakes per month range and heading for 9 major quakes per month.

Around 30-months out, the world would be having a 6.0 or larger on a daily basis, too… (more…)

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List of articles in the headlines related to prophecy over the past week.

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More Russian Ships On Way to Syria – Gog / Magog / Psalm 83 / Isaiah 17

Fearing coup, Muslim Brotherhood publishes ‘official’ election results – Isaiah 19

Chicago’s Unreported Race War – Deception / Days of Noah / Violence

‘Burn In Hell!’: Adults Heckle NYC Schoolchildren While They Sing ‘God Bless The USA’ – Days of Noah / Christian Persecution

Alice Walker rejects Israeli translation of book – Zechariah 12

Ahmadinejad: I will retire from politics in 2013 – Psalm 83 / Ezekiel 38 / Zechariah 12

White House Readies Ramming Speed if Supremes Strike Down Mandate – Deception / One World Government / Control

US plans significant military presence in Kuwait to respond to region conflicts – Psalm 83 / Ezekiel 38

Russian Cosmonauts Have ‘Alien Instructions’ – One World Government / Deception

Earthquake jolts Gujarat – Earthquakes

Orthodox Union files concerns on Obama birth-control plan – Christian Persecution

Rocket barrage hits southern Israeli town; IDF kills terrorist involved in attack along Egypt border – Deception / Psalm 83

Issa Plans to Move Forward With Holder Contempt Vote – Deception / Lawlessness

Rio+20: Agreement reached, say diplomats – One World Government

Merkel under pressure to move on Spain and Italy – One World Government / One World Currency

Biggest quake in a century rocks Victoria – Earthquakes

Talks with Iran to be suspended after Moscow meetings fail – Ezekiel 38 / Psalm 83

6.0 earthquake hits Alaska’s Aleutian Islands – Earthquakes

Russia, Syria deny war games with China and Iran – Ezekiel Alliances / Psalm 83

Sixteen Rockets Slam into South, IAF Strikes Kill Six – Palm 83

EXCLUSIVE: Israel’s president warns “time is out” for Iran – Psalm 83 War

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A though that has been top of mind recently is a line from a song by the Sidewalk Prophets (You Love Me Anyway):

Still you call me to walk
On the edge of this world
To spread my dreams and fly
But the future’s so far
My heart is so frail
I think I’d rather stay inside

It was the “edge of this world” line that really drills me to the core.  I find that if I am strong in my walk with the Lord, and on the narrow path, then I feel like I am on the edge of this world.  Not really accepted or belonging to it.

When I am off the path, I feel more comfortable with this world.  I feel it is a little piece of truth I have uncovered for myself and hope to pass along to others that haven’t yet.

My devotional this morning had scripture from Luke:  it stated “deny ourselves, take up our cross daily, and follow Him.” (Luke 9:23) 

Deny ourselves is what jumped out to me.  It is certainly a foreign concept to this world and not something you hear very often.  Deny ourselves what?  I think it is part of the key to why it feels so good to live a disciplined life: controlled, measured, and simple.

Simplicity: another word that I don’t really think means the same thing today or at least is not thought of/used the same way.  The devotional also had a prayer that I think I am going to use daily.  It really sums up well the gift we have been given and what we should be attuned to each day.

Dear Lord, thank You for making me a citizen of heaven freely by Your grace.  I do not deserve this privilege, but I thank You for it.  I sincerely desire to live each day in conformity to Your will.  help me to avoid earthly minded decisions and “set [my] affection on things above.”  May I commit all my ways to You.  Use my life as You see fit.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

My hope is that in reading/saying this prayer each day it will help attune me to God’s will in these last days and the appropriate perspective that I should have on my life and the things of this world.

I hope sharing this has help you in some way.

God Bless!

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If you have not asked Christ into your life, the essential gospel is that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and that He was raised on the third day (1 Cor. 15:3-4).  Believing this is the only qualification for salvation.  We are sinners in need of a savior.  Jesus died for our sins, and to prove that His death was sufficient for us,  God raised Him from the dead on the third day. Believing in our heart that God raised Him from the dead is our assurance that He will raise us, too.
 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, (1 Cor. 15:3-4). 

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