#903382 May 14, 2013
Are we close to the Rapture?
May 12, 2013 Christian News, The Rapture
It is absolutely fascinating how bible prophecy is so quickly coming to pass. The world stage is setup so perfectly for many prophecies to be fulfilled. There are two prophecies that could be fulfilled at any time:
1) Ezekiel 38 war against Israel. The nations that the bible mentions who will attack Israel are all close to being in place. Not only are they in place, but, the political climate has reached a peak.
2) Isaiah 17:1. Damascus shall cease from being a city and shall be a ruinous heap. We all see the news regarding the Syrian Civil War. Damascus is in the center of the fighting and bombing daily.
There are many other prophecies also to be fulfilled. However, they will occur after the tribulation period begins.
Here are some highlights, but, there are many more:
The Anti-Christ will be revealed at the beginning of the “tribulation period”.
7-year peace treaty with Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
The Jewish temple will be rebuilt and the Jews will reinstate animal sacrifices.
The abomination of desolation.
The mark of the beast (could be before or after the abomination of desolation).
There is only one prophecy that needs to be fulfilled prior to the return of Jesus for the rapture of his church. Which is for “the gospel of Jesus Christ to be preached throughout the world to all the nations”. This one is hard to pin down. It may actually already be fulfilled.
That means that Jesus could return at any time. We must be ready. We must be watching. Jesus warned us to watch and be ready for he will come as a theif in the night.
This is one reason I believe in a pre-tribulation rapture. We need to be ready and watching. If it were otherwise, than we would have many more signs to tell us he is coming (anti-christ revealed, 7 year peace treaty signed, abomination of desolation, mark of the beast, etc).
Jesus commanded us to preach the gospel to the world. That is our commision as Christians from God. We need to be doing his work. Serving our Lord. Does that mean if you are not living your life and preaching the word of God then you will not go to heaven? No. I am not saying that. I believe that if you are saved, then you will go to heaven. Jesus said that no one can take us away from him if we are saved. We are sealed by God. God can see the seal he put on us. It is visible to him. We are his children. So, I believe that you will always be his child. However, I can not say that with absolute certainty. It is better and wise to be walking closely with God daily then not.
For those who do not yet know God, I urge you to seriously consider accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Time is so very short before the tribulation begins. If you wait until after the tribulation period begins, which could be any day, then it will be close to impossible to accept him then. God will send a strong delusion upon all unbelievers alive on the earth that they will believe the lies of Satan! If you do not believe in Jesus as Lord now, how will you believe then? Only the fool says there is no God.
So, do you believe we are close to seeing Christ return? Has’nt the prophecies of the end times in the bible showed just how close the midnight hour truly is? On this Mother’s Day..share your faith with Mom if she does not know Christ..It could be the best Mother’s Day Gift you could ever give.
#903384 May 14, 2013
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2012 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.” Newsweek quote.
Barack Obama stands openly for the things that God is against. He takes great pride is doing so. He campaigned with these things as the reasons why you should vote for him and re-elect him to the office of president. The first time he ran for president he was largely an unknown entity, and he used great guile and deceit to become elected. But when we all went to the polls this week to again decide to vote him in or not, he was a very well-known candidate.
We didn’t vote with ballots so much as we voted with our hearts, with our passions, and with our national vision of who America shall be for the next four years. We have said with our votes that the likes and passions of Barack Hussein Obama are the likes and passions of the America people. Obama is for abortion, we are for abortion. Obama is for gay marriage, we are for gay marriage. Obama is for glorifying sexual perversion, we are for glorifying sexual perversion. And the endless list goes on.
We voted him in because he is the manifestation of what is inside our hearts as a nation. He is the embodiment of our spiritual dysfunction, the living, breathing representation of our disdain for the commandments of the Holy God of Israel. Obama is anti-Christ, and we love it. Obama openly mocks the God of the bible by his love for Islam, and we stand and cheer him till our throats go hoarse. We have told God that we will no longer follow His ways nor submit to His commandments, and God has given us a king to rule over us to fulfill that desire. We have desired evil and refused the good so that now God has given us over to a reprobate mind.
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” Romans 1
#903385 May 14, 2013
America is judged
As a nation, we have been given over to judgment, to uncleanness, to, as the bible says, a ‘reprobate mind’. We cannot repent because we don’t think we have done anything wrong. We see ourselves as progressive, open-minded, non-judgmental and all-inclusive, and not as wicked, vile, sinful and rebellious against God as His word says we are. We have changed the Truth of God into the lie of the Devil, and God has given us a king to rule over us who will make sure we cannot find our way back.
Barack Hussein Obama is God’s judgment on America for our sins, and it is a judgment from which I don’t think we shall ever recover. Right up to the very moment he and all his men drowned in the Red Sea, Pharaoh was sure of his victory. He was deluded unto death, as is Obama as he leads us ever downward towards a ‘ruinous heap’.
But it is not too late for you, as an individual, to throw off the yoke of this oppression and throw yourself upon God’s mercy:
“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4
Flee to safety while there is still time
Jesus said the end would come as it did in the “days of Noah”. You can see the Ark in front of you, and you can almost feel that first raindrop begin to fall. In your heart you know what’s coming. I beg you to run into the Ark of Safety, and don’t look behind you as America crumbles into the dust. The last days are here, judgment slumbereth not.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
#903386 May 14, 2013
American Goverment passes laws to kill millions of babies each year, and now prosecute military personel who share their faith in Christ..I was told by some preachers a few years back that this country would have to get “far worse” then what it is now in order for Christ to return….right.
Our country’s leaders, and the people that follow this evil, only have one hope, and that is Christ. Without Christ, these law makers are going to burn for eternity. I pray for our military. Folks, this is the path that the Roman Government took. We are on the same road. Rome was sent a plague and millions died because of their wickedness….guess what…God’s getting ready to do it all over again. Only this time, it will be hundreds of millions..and it wont be Rome..
Since: Jul 11
#903387 May 14, 2013
Go back in your hole you racist piece of crap, you can't hide behind a bible or the Quran. Cut n pasting from extremist blogs only gets you flagged by homeland security. lock your door!
#903388 May 15, 2013
What is going to happen according to end times prophecy?"
Answer: The Bible has a lot to say about the end times. Nearly every book of the Bible contains prophecy regarding the end times. Taking all of these prophecies and organizing them can be difficult. Following is a very brief summary of what the Bible declares will happen in the end times.
Christ will remove all born-again believers from the earth in an event known as the rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-54). At the judgment seat of Christ, these believers will be rewarded for good works and faithful service during their time on earth or will lose rewards, but not eternal life, for lack of service and obedience (1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10).
The Antichrist (the beast) will come into power and will sign a covenant with Israel for seven years (Daniel 9:27). This seven-year period of time is known as the “tribulation.” During the tribulation, there will be terrible wars, famines, plagues, and natural disasters. God will be pouring out His wrath against sin, evil, and wickedness. The tribulation will include the appearance of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, and the seven seal, trumpet, and bowl judgments.
About halfway through the seven years, the Antichrist will break the peace covenant with Israel and make war against it. The Antichrist will commit “the abomination of desolation” and set up an image of himself to be worshipped in the Jerusalem temple (Daniel 9:27; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-10), which will have been rebuilt. The second half of the tribulation is known as “the great tribulation”(Revelation 7:14) and “the time of Jacob’s trouble”(Jeremiah 30:7).
At the end of the seven-year tribulation, the Antichrist will launch a final attack on Jerusalem, culminating in the battle of Armageddon. Jesus Christ will return, destroy the Antichrist and his armies, and cast them into the lake of fire (Revelation 19:11-21). Christ will then bind Satan in the Abyss for 1000 years and He will rule His earthly kingdom for this thousand-year period (Revelation 20:1-6).
At the end of the thousand years, Satan will be released, defeated again, and then cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:7-10) for eternity. Christ then judges all unbelievers (Revelation 20:10-15) at the great white throne judgment, casting them all into the lake of fire. Christ will then usher in a new heaven and new earth and the New Jerusalem—the eternal dwelling place of believers. There will be no more sin, sorrow, or death (Revelation 21–22).
Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/end-times.html#ix...
#903389 May 15, 2013
"What is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ?"
Answer: The second coming of Jesus Christ is the hope of believers that God is in control of all things, and is faithful to the promises and prophecies in His Word. In His first coming, Jesus Christ came to earth as a baby in a manger in Bethlehem, just as prophesied. Jesus fulfilled many of the prophecies of the Messiah during His birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection. However, there are some prophecies regarding the Messiah that Jesus has not yet fulfilled. The second coming of Christ will be the return of Christ to fulfill these remaining prophecies. In His first coming, Jesus was the suffering Servant. In His second coming, Jesus will be the conquering King. In His first coming, Jesus arrived in the most humble of circumstances. In His second coming, Jesus will arrive with the armies of heaven at His side.
The Old Testament prophets did not make clearly this distinction between the two comings. This can be seen in Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7 and Zechariah 14:4. As a result of the prophecies seeming to speak of two individuals, many Jewish scholars believed there would be both a suffering Messiah and a conquering Messiah. What they failed to understand is that there is only one Messiah and He would fulfill both roles. Jesus fulfilled the role of the suffering servant (Isaiah chapter 53) in His first coming. Jesus will fulfill the role of Israel’s deliverer and King in His second coming. Zechariah 12:10 and Revelation 1:7, describing the second coming, look back to Jesus being pierced. Israel, and the whole world, will mourn for not having accepted the Messiah the first time He came.
After Jesus ascended into heaven, the angels declared to the apostles,“‘Men of Galilee,’ they said,‘why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven’”(Acts 1:11). Zechariah 14:4 identifies the location of the second coming as the Mount of Olives. Matthew 24:30 declares,“At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory.” Titus 2:13 describes the second coming as a “glorious appearing.”
The second coming is spoken of in greatest detail in Revelation 19:11-16,“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations.‘He will rule them with an iron scepter.’ He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”
Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/second-coming-Jes...
#903390 May 15, 2013
What is the mark of the beast (666)?"
Answer: The main passage in the Bible that mentions the “mark of the beast” is Revelation 13:15-18. Other references can be found in Revelation 14:9, 11, 15:2, 16:2, 19:20, and 20:4. This mark acts as a seal for the followers of Antichrist and the false prophet (the spokesperson for the Antichrist). The false prophet (the second beast) is the one who causes people to take this mark. The mark is literally placed in the hand or forehead and is not simply a card someone carries.
The recent breakthroughs in medical implant chip and RFID technologies have increased interest in the mark of the beast spoken of in Revelation chapter 13. It is possible that the technology we are seeing today represents the beginning stages of what may eventually be used as the mark of the beast. It is important to realize that a medical implant chip is not the mark of the beast. The mark of the beast will be something given only to those who worship the Antichrist. Having a medical or financial microchip inserted into your right hand or forehead is not the mark of the beast. The mark of the beast will be an end-times identification required by the Antichrist in order to buy or sell, and it will be given only to those who worship the Antichrist.
Many good expositors of Revelation differ widely as to the exact nature of the mark of the beast. Besides the implanted chip view, other speculations include an ID card, a microchip, a barcode that is tattooed into the skin, or simply a mark that identifies someone as being faithful to the Antichrist's kingdom. This last view requires the least speculation, since it does not add any more information to what the Bible gives us. In other words, any of these things are possible, but at the same time they are all speculations. We should not spend a lot of time speculating on the precise details.
The meaning of 666 is a mystery as well. Some have speculated that there was a connection to June 6, 2006—06/06/06. However, in Revelation chapter 13, the number 666 identifies a person, not a date. Revelation 13:18 tells us,“This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number. His number is 666.” Somehow, the number 666 will identify the Antichrist. For centuries Bible interpreters have been trying to identify certain individuals with 666. Nothing is conclusive. That is why Revelation 13:18 says the number requires wisdom. When the Antichrist is revealed (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4), it will be clear who he is and how the number 666 identifies him.
Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/mark-beast.html#i...
#903391 May 15, 2013
"How can I be ready to be caught up in the Rapture?"
Answer: It is much simpler than you may think. The short answer is that you must receive Jesus Christ as your Savior. Now for the long answer. When you ask this question, we assume that you have heard that not all Christians will be taken when the Rapture occurs. You probably have been told that only "super Christians" who are living a holy life will be raptured, and all the other Christians will have to suffer through the Tribulation. This is not true, and we will show you why this is not true from Scripture.
The first thing that you must understand is the purpose for the Tribulation. The Tribulation is a time of judgment on the earth and punishment for Israel. Please note that Israel and the Church are not the same group of people. The Church is a spiritual organism. People in the Church are related because of their spiritual birth (by being born again - John 3:3). The people of Israel (Jews) are related by blood. This is a race of people to whom God made special promises in the Old Testament. God declared a time of judgment upon Israel for their unfaithfulness. This time of judgment is clearly declared to be only for Israel (Daniel 9:24-27).
Gabriel brought a message from God to Daniel (9:20-21). Daniel 9:24 says, "Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy place." In this message Gabriel specifies to Daniel that the time is "for your people." Daniel's people were Jews, the nation of Israel. God declared 70 weeks against the nation of Israel. This “70 weeks” is literally in the Hebrew “70 sevens.” In other words, 70 times 7 years, or 490 years. Of those years, 483 (69 times 7) of them were fulfilled from the end of the Israel's captivity in Babylon to the cutting off of Messiah (the crucifixion of Christ). This leaves 7 years of judgment yet to be fulfilled. Those 7 years are the years of the Tribulation. The point is that this prophecy concerns Israel primarily, and the purpose of the judgment is "to finish the transgression, to make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy place."
Now, we can also demonstrate from Scripture that Christians will not be in the Tribulation. A study of 1 Thessalonians 4:13 through 5:9 shows this. In this passage Paul writes about the Rapture and the Day of the Lord. First Thessalonians 5:9 gives Christians this promise: "God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ." Pay close attention to this verse. Paul says God has not destined us for wrath, specifically the wrath of the Day of the Lord (5:2).
Further evidence that Christians will not go through the Tribulation comes from 1 Corinthians. In that letter Paul sharply rebukes the believers for being carnal Christians. But in chapter 15, Paul writes of the Rapture, and he never indicates that any of the Corinthian believers, carnal though they were, would be left behind. True believers in Jesus Christ will not have to endure the Tribulation.
The only way you will be left behind in the Rapture is if you have not received Christ as your Savior.
Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/left-behind-raptu...
#903392 May 15, 2013
OZRITZ/ GO SHIT IN YOUR HAT AND LOCK YOUR DOOR YOU RACIST PIG!!!YOU ARE BEING FLAGED BY SOME
ONE HIGHER THAN HOME LAND SECURITY!
#903393 May 15, 2013
Actually nitwit the laws of this country are based on English Common Law and those of the pre imperial Roman Republic.
You're just another one of those sad devotees of Ayn Rand a second rate author who was both anti religion and anti democracy. So you can call yourself whatever you want but the fact is that you can either be a self centered sociopath or a Christian, but you can't be both.
"Under God" was added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954 during the "Red Scare" and wasn't in the original written in 1892 ironically by the prominent socialist Francis Bellamy.
The rest of your screed is irrelevant. The Constitution is the ruling document in this country and not the Bible or any other religious document.
I'm going to stay right where I am as a proud American and a devoted Christian and do my best to oppose people like you who pervert both the principals that this country was based on and the religion founded by that ultimate liberal, Jesus Christ.
Since: Jul 11
#903394 May 15, 2013
Who might that be, God, Mohammed, Buddha, one of the Hindu Gods perhaps or is it Jesus. Which one is watching me ?
If you have to run to the bible for inspiration to back up your racist segregated BS themes then you are a poor excuse for a human being. You were more convincing when you were running the Birther conspiracy!
#903395 May 15, 2013
There weren't any deliberate lies regarding Benghazi either dipstick. There was some initial confusion over what precipitated the attack which was understandable given the earlier protests in Egypt but no one has yet demonstrated that there was any attempt to deceive anyone.
#903396 May 15, 2013
No dumbass, the reason that Bush didn't seriously go after Bin Laden is that he was too valuable as a bogey man to trot out when the administration needed to up the fear level and distract people from disastrous policies.
#903397 May 15, 2013
The DOJ sought and legally obtained subpoenas for those wire taps moron. They were investigating leaks that were detrimental to national security. Are you forgetting about the warrantless surveillance by the Bush administration after 9/11? Why aren't Bush and John Ashcroft in prison?
You're an idiot DB!
#903398 May 15, 2013
old white folks and their view of the world in stereotypes.
tis all good. you have your own exclusive stereotype to live up to.
#903399 May 15, 2013
I agree totally. So that makes it official. Looking forward to another day of whining, bellowing, crying, snarling, wallowing in lies and hatred from all of the nut job righties. LMAO. Baggers are like pigs they love wallowing and snorting in mud all day.
Since: May 11
#903400 May 15, 2013
Another protector. Wow, are all you right whiners in favor of posting racial slurs??
#903401 May 15, 2013
Democrats: We started the "birther" movement before we were against it..
Idiot retard liberals along with Hillary start and are the "proud parents" of the birther movement, sellout, then blame someone else because you're the idiot.. Why are you idiots so stupid OzRitz??
Since: May 11
#903402 May 15, 2013
You are a Tea Party member & you post racial slurs all the time.
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