Thursday, May 19, 2011

May 21st. . .

Have you seen the Billboards like this:

Or the Bumper stickers that say this?:

I hadn't until this past weekend while
we were driving from Texas to Oklahoma
for JFSC. Andrea Duran (2008 Olympian)
told me how these billboards are all over
in LA. I hadn't heard about all of this
but when I started checking it all out,
I immediately thought about the verse
in the Bible that says "no man knows
the day and not even the Son (Jesus)".
Here is that verse:

"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My
words will by no means pass away. But of
that day and hour no one knows, not even
the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but
only the Father. Take heed, watch and
pray; for you do not know when the time
is." Mark 13:31-33

This man believes he is warning people
and I do agree with him that Jesus will
return, but the problem is that he is
claiming to know WHEN and says it is
this Saturday. The rapture is what the
Bible talks about and says that Jesus
will come and take up (rapture) His
children. These verses explain it:

"For this we say to you by the word of the
Lord, that we who are alive [and] remain
until the coming of the Lord will by no
means precede those who are asleep. For
the Lord Himself will descend from heaven
with a shout, with the voice of an archangel,
and with the trumpet of God. And the dead
in Christ will rise first. Then we who are
alive [and] remain shall be caught up
together with them in the clouds to meet
the Lord in the air. And thus we shall
always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort
one another with these words."
1 Thessalonians 4:15-18

So, I do believe it will happen one day
and like Jesus said in Mark 13, we
are to watch and pray. I don't believe
this man knows the day and hour like
he claims. We need to be ready at all
times, but it is something we are to
encourage eachother with. We should
live as godly examples and share our
faith when the opportunity is there,
but we need to keep our focus
on Jesus at all times. Know Jesus
and there will be no fear!

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