SHOOT'N FROM THE HIP:
That's a lot of blood folks.... And when it is finished.... Judgment Day will come.... The day the Lord Himself will sit to pronounce judgment on all.... In the valley of decision.... On the EARTH.... Not in the AIR.... Which is where the Rapture of the church (phase one if you will) will happen.... And those of you with less than healthy bodies? Take comfort in the fact that it will not be that way on the Day of Redemption.... The day Jesus comes to redeem the saints....
"What woke her was a shout so loud that it was as if someone were in the room. Clear as day came the piercing precision of every syllable, and her eyes popped open, her heart resounding against her ribs.
' IRENE STEELE!' "
- Page 171, The Rapture.
Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins.
I just read the most incredible and incredibly wonderful series of books I'm sure I will ever read.... It astounds me that I had never gotten ahold of them before now.... Since they
"The Royal Law of Love"
If you step back at look at the structure of chapter two, it seems to fall into five parts, all inter-related. We must keep in mind that the over riding theme is the perseverance of faith under fire that was developed in the first chapter. In chapter two, it is the them of love and following the Royal law of Love that is developed here.
The first part of chapter two is contains the first four verses. It sets forth the practice, and outlines
As we know, salvation is not complete for the believer until the redemption of our body occurs:
22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.
23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at
"The Power of Love, Impartially"
In Ephesians 5 verse one we are commanded to 'Be imitators of God'. It is God who loves all men and wishes them to be saved. This being true, it is dishonoring God to show overweaning impartiality to anyone group of people at the expense of another. This was being practiced in the church among the people that James was instructing in his letter. At that time, there was no 'middle class', just poor of well off. The vast majority muddled along in