The Revelation 12 Sign

This video is VERY interesting!  And even more so when you keep these scriptures in mind:

Genesis 1:14: And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.

Luke 21:25: And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.

Supper is Ready

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Supper is Ready!

As a newlywed, I couldn’t wait for husband to get home at the end of the day so that we could be together once again.  While at work, I would long for the hour to come when we could see each other.  My heart yearned to be with him.

After having Rachel, I still yearned for him to come home for supper.  It was important to me to have that meal ready for him at the end of the day.  I remember how, in the early months of Rachel’s life, the only way that I could get supper done was to play praise and worship music when it was time to fix supper.  She would be in her carrier, sitting on the counter, watching me fix supper, and very quickly, she would dose off long enough for me to get supper ready.  Many times Dean would walk in the door to that peaceful, relaxed atmosphere, finding his precious little one, sound asleep.  (What he didn’t know was how chaotic life had been prior to that nap!)

As Rachel grew up, I would anxiously await supper time again, wanting to tell Dean about the latest words Rachel said, or something funny that she did.  Often, we’d find ourselves at the supper table, having a good laugh over the humorous things Rachel would do.

Even now, I still yearn for the hour when my husband will walk in the door.  There is a contentment to our whole family when we are all together in the evenings.  We feel complete when we are all together.  It gives us that time for intimate conversation when we sit down at the supper table.  There are even those times when Dean may be here, but yet he’s out working in the garage.  Finally, I am able to send Rachel out to tell him, “Supper is ready!”  Once again, I’m longing for those supper time moments.

Even with as much as I look forward to supper time, there is another supper that I am even more anxiously awaiting — the Wedding supper of the Lamb. (Rev. 19:9) I used to find myself feeling too attached to this world, but in the last few years as I have developed a much deeper and intimate walk with the Lord, I find myself feeling more like an alien and stranger on this earth. (I Pet. 2:11) I long to go home to that place that my Lord has prepared for me. (Jn. 14:1-3) I’m longing for supper time.

Sister, even in the midst of the daily grind and the myriad of trials that you may be facing right now, I pray that you hear the voice of the Father saying, “Supper is almost ready!”
© 2004, Stacy R Miller

10 Things that must Happen Before the Rapture

This blog post covers some really interesting information and it puts it in a way that is very easy to understand.

When Does the Rapture Take Place?

I wanted to share something with you.  I’ve done a lot of studying over the last year regarding prophetic things, Matthew 24, and the book of Revelation.  I’ve done some researching online on the topic of the rapture.  I found some very interesting things that we’ve not been taught in church.Get your bible and open to Matthew 24 and Revelation 6.

Read Matthew 24.  Watch for the words AFTER the tribulation, and see what happens after the tribulation.  The sun and moon are darkened, stars fall from the sky, then the Son of Man appears and gathers His elect.  This is the rapture, and EVERY eye will see it.  It won’t be like what we’ve been told all these years.  Now go to Revelation 6:12 and start reading there.  You will find THIS is where the sun and moon are darkened and the stars fall from the sky.  (And remember — you just read in Matthew 24 that this happens AFTER the tribulation.)  Verses 15-16 speak of many who are trying to hide from the Son of Man when He comes.  Verse 17 speaks of how the day of His WRATH has come.  Meaning – the tribulation is over.  Wrath has now come.

Moving on, since we are not appointed to wrath, we are now gone.  Revelation 7 speaks of a multitude of people from every nation, tribe, tongue being in heaven.  Verse 14 tells us these are those who have come out of great tribulation.

So I believe all this stuff about a 7 year tribulation is wrong!  The bible doesn’t specifically speak of tribulation itself lasting 7 years.  So there is a time of trouble that lasts 7 years, but not all of it is the tribulation.  Part of it is WRATH, and that is DIFFERENT from tribulation.  We’ve NOT been taught that!!!!

Also, as you read through scripture, you will often see the phrase “The day of the Lord.”  This is referring to the day the rapture takes place and the wrath of God begins.  (They both happen on the same day.)

Oh, and something else — Mt. 24:32 speaks of the days of the tribulation being shortened for the sake of the elect.  If the tribulation is supposed to last 7 full years, how can you shorten those days?  It can only happen if part of that 7 years is tribulation and part of it is God’s wrath.

This was a very hard realization for me.  I was scared and I was angry at having been taught lies for over 30 years.  But as I have prayed and hidden myself in the shelter of the Almighty, I’ve come to grips with it.  I joined an end-time forum online and one of the members posted a very wise comment.  He said, “I’d rather be prepared for the tribulation and surprised by the rapture than to be prepared for the rapture and surprised by the tribulation.”  Very wise words indeed.  I keep telling my hubby, “If I ever wanted to be wrong about something, it would be my new beliefs on when the rapture takes place.”

If you want to study more on this topic and research it for yourself (and I highly recommend that you do), there is a great teaching called After the Tribulation.  Have your Bible, a notebook, and a pen handy.  You will want to take notes!

Also, there is a book on this topic that is a easy-read.  Short, and to-the-point, with clear, easy-to-understand explanations for why the rapture takes place after the tribulation.  It is called The Prewrath Rapture Position Explained: Plain and Simple.  I highly recommend it!

I’m sharing my thoughts on this with you because if I’m correct in what I’m seeing in the Word, I don’t want to see the Church left in the dark and caught unaware.  We need to get our spiritual house in order.  We also need to be discussing this with our family members and making plans for when things really start hitting.

May the Lord be with you and grant you peace as you continue to live in Him.