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th1bill
Oct 11th 2008, 11:18 PM
... We are living in, perhaps, the most exciting time ever to be recorded in History, short of the appearance of our LORD in Israel and most Christians are not even aware of it. I do not expect the unbeliever to understand or to recognize that the Rapture is about to occure but the Christian that goes to church every Sunday and to Prayer Meeting on Wednesday should roll out of the bed every morning with the thought that this would be a great day to go home because so much has happened and it could occure before I finish writing this article or before you finish reading it.
... Ezekiel 37 and 38 and 39 are the chapters that I will basing my comments on and they are such exciting chapters to read. In Chapter 37, verses 1 thru 14 we see that God is bringing to life, Israel, even though they are a nation no more. In 1948 God did exactly that and Israel was a nation again, in one, single, day. Now in verses 15 thru 22 we are taught that God will do exactly what He has done, The Jewish nations are now one nation and the faithful have been assembled from every nation in the world to become one united Jewish nation. Verse 23 is such an important one to make note of because the Chosen People of God have been guilty of every sin the other nations have committed but they are being cleansed and will be cleansed by God and by God alone. God is demonstrating His faithfulness, even as we look on.
... In verses 24 thru the last we see the promise of God to the Jew and in the newspapers, right now, we see that promise being fulfilled. In verse 26 we see that God has made a covenant of peace for the nation of Israel and as we look at the history of the People from 1948 through the present, no-one has prevailed against them, even when it was impossible for them to be victorious. God has magnified Himself through Israel, that we, the Christian, might see and the best is yet to come. In chapters 38 and 39 we find Russia and Iran with other allies attacking Israel, to put an end to what God has restored. And it is there that we find what I have coined from the book of the same title, "The Ezekiel Option." The forces that will come up against Israel will be so many that they will be irresistible,except that God defend Israel. He will!
... So, what does this have to do with you? Everything! The Stock Markets around the world are crashing and people are losing thousands and even millions of dollars and find themselves hopeless. And here I sit without any financial hope for any future and yet I am calm and resting in my LORD, giving any time I am presented with the chance. Many are they that will call me a fool and a large number of those are resident in the church. Not God"s Church but they are card carrying members of many denominations. And all I can say to them is that they have missed the whole point and I must pray for them.
... When Abram took his family and left his home to follow God, it was the most irrational action he could have possibly taken. When God had Samuel anoint David as King, usurping Saul it made perfect sense to kill Saul and David was given the opportunity to do so more than once, but David waited on God. When Elijah informed the nation that there would be no rain until he said so, the monarchy put a death warrant out on him. There was no way for him to feed himself and when the brook that God sent him to there was no way for him to even drink water except that God hold true to His word, and he did.
... I fell off the side of my diesel truck a few years ago because the Agent Orange exposure had finally knocked me down and except that God step in, there was no hope for me and my wife. We trusted His promise to care for His servants and we are doing ok. We are not going to the steak house to eat every night and we are not riding in a Rolls Royce but we are taken care of because we have trusted God. I can only beg you, please, trust God!

Jerome1
Oct 12th 2008, 02:33 AM
I think from your thread that you believe in a pri-tribulation rapture which i don't believe in.

I would agree though that biblical prophecy seems to be happening at a much quicker pace than a lot of people suspected. Just like birth pangs things will begin to escalate at shorter intervals.

wombat
Oct 12th 2008, 04:33 AM
... We are living in, perhaps, the most exciting time ever to be recorded in History, short of the appearance of our LORD in Israel. The Stock Markets around the world are crashing and people are losing thousands and even millions of dollars and find themselves hopeless. And here I sit without any financial hope for any future and yet I am calm and resting in my LORD.
Hello, Th1Bill! I agree with you that this is quite likely the most exciting time in history, and I am constantly praising God for allowing me to live in this time period so that I may witness the events leading up to the one greatest event that Christians have been awaiting for 2000 years. I feel like I am taking part in a grand adventure, knowing that things will get crazy and dangerous down here on earth, yet oh so aware that my Jesus will be victorious and that He will give me the power to do all the things He is calling me to do. I am feeling that peace, like you are, in spite of turmoils and troubles. I've been away from the end times forums frequently for the past month and a half trying to prepare for moving to a different home--finishing remodels, getting everything packed, being away from home during "open houses" to try to sell my house, making plans for the house I had made an offer on. Now that the markets have gone berserk, my plans have been changed. No one has offered to buy my house, and my own offer on the other house is about to expire. With much prayer, I have felt that God is putting it on my heart to stay where I am. I have peace even though my plans and hopes have changed, and I feel that God is protecting me. I am now in process of unpacking and moving everything back into my home. My parents have lost many thousands of dollars from their retirement accounts due to this economic crisis, and yet they too are feeling the peace that God provides those who believe in Him. We believers have such hope in times of trouble. I can't even imagine--it's too scary a thought--what condition my heart and my mind would be in if I didn't have the Lord in my life to lean on, to comfort me, to bring me hope and peace, and to watch out for me. How bleak and hopeless and dark life would seem.

th1bill
Oct 13th 2008, 09:59 PM
I think from your thread that you believe in a pri-tribulation rapture which i don't believe in.

I would agree though that biblical prophecy seems to be happening at a much quicker pace than a lot of people suspected. Just like birth pangs things will begin to escalate at shorter intervals.
... While your first remark is easily construed as an invitation to fight I'm going to ignore it because there are solid cases built for all three positions and the fight is the fight of fools. God will make all our minds up when He does what He will do.

th1bill
Oct 13th 2008, 10:04 PM
Hello, Th1Bill! I agree with you that this is quite likely the most exciting time in history, and I am constantly praising God for allowing me to live in this time period so that I may witness the events leading up to the one greatest event that Christians have been awaiting for 2000 years. I feel like I am taking part in a grand adventure, knowing that things will get crazy and dangerous down here on earth, yet oh so aware that my Jesus will be victorious and that He will give me the power to do all the things He is calling me to do. I am feeling that peace, like you are, in spite of turmoils and troubles. I've been away from the end times forums frequently for the past month and a half trying to prepare for moving to a different home--finishing remodels, getting everything packed, being away from home during "open houses" to try to sell my house, making plans for the house I had made an offer on. Now that the markets have gone berserk, my plans have been changed. No one has offered to buy my house, and my own offer on the other house is about to expire. With much prayer, I have felt that God is putting it on my heart to stay where I am. I have peace even though my plans and hopes have changed, and I feel that God is protecting me. I am now in process of unpacking and moving everything back into my home. My parents have lost many thousands of dollars from their retirement accounts due to this economic crisis, and yet they too are feeling the peace that God provides those who believe in Him. We believers have such hope in times of trouble. I can't even imagine--it's too scary a thought--what condition my heart and my mind would be in if I didn't have the Lord in my life to lean on, to comfort me, to bring me hope and peace, and to watch out for me. How bleak and hopeless and dark life would seem.
... As true believers we can do no more and certainly no less than to stand here, amazed, and sing the praises of our LORD.

MyRock
Oct 14th 2008, 05:14 PM
Praise the Lord!!


You will return. You will reign. I trust You!

Jerome1
Oct 15th 2008, 01:54 AM
... While your first remark is easily construed as an invitation to fight I'm going to ignore it because there are solid cases built for all three positions and the fight is the fight of fools. God will make all our minds up when He does what He will do.

It's not, there are plenty of threads about the rapture on here if i was looking an argument.

I simply pointed out that i don't agree with a pre-tribulation rapture, but agreed with some of your other observations.