A Whole Lot of Shakin’

Have You Ever Been in an Earthquake? Dont be afraid

I used to think that question is only for people from California.

But, early one Saturday morning, I got quite the surprise here in Texas.

I remember it well.

As much as I wanted to, I couldn’t sleep in. So as not to wake anyone, I quietly got up and tiptoed to the office.

The strangest thing happened while I was searching online.

The tassel on an overhead lamp started swaying.

Weird.

Next thing you know, it felt like a fast-moving wave went under my feet. I felt my chair move from side to side.

My thoughts ran wild. Something had run amok underground.

shaking going on

Recently, my husband and I had watched the monster movie, “Tremors.”

Who knows?

Maybe, an enormous snake-like creature was moving under our house, and Kevin Bacon would come walking in any minute.

I got up and looked around the house and then out the window.

Nothing.

Not even Kevin Bacon.

What Just Happened?

Several minutes later, people from all over the internet were awake. Social media erupted with the news. People were talking about the big shaking in Oklahoma.

The 5.6 magnitude earthquake rattled nerves, from the Dakotas all the way down to Texas and parts east and west.

I was glad to know it wasn’t a huge snake-like creature after all.

A few dramatic moments in time made a huge impact.

Newscasters rushed to report the story. Families and friends of those living in the affected areas hurried to check on their loved ones.

Keep Looking Up

Sometime in the future Jesus will come back.

No one knows when.

Jesus will come back

Across the entire world, every single living person will feel the impact of His return.

This monumental event and what comes afterwards will be bigger than an earthquake, tsunami, or anything that we could possibly imagine.

Guaranteed.

It’s good news for authentic Christians. There’s no need to be afraid.

God’s will for the world is nothing short of spectacular for those who are in Christ.

Want to Hear Three Minutes of Spectacular?

God bless

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The Rapture in the Bible

Rapture? What’s the Rapture?

My first exposure to the idea of a rapture came was when I was a teenager. I was driving behind another car and saw a strange bumper sticker on the car in front of me. It said that once the rapture occurred, that car would be “unmanned.”

Huh? That didn’t make any sense to me at the time.

Well that, if it was true, could result in a huge traffic jam, right? What a mess!

I also felt a little left out.

the holy rapture in the Bible

What did that person know that I didn’t?

The rapture was never talked about during my childhood years nor in any grade school class, high school religion class, or in college. 

It’s such a significant event and yet no religious instructor ever mentioned or taught about it. Sad, huh?

I could look back at that with some regret, but I realize now that only God has perfect timing. My learning about the Bible and the holy rapture happened at the exact time in my life that it was supposed to. Praise God!

I Get It Now and I Want You to Get It too!

Once I became saved, the rapture became a source of reverent fascination for me, as it has for many other Christians.  I’m intrigued (being a former tv reporter, it’s in my blood) by how the mainstream media will try to explain away this glorious and very real future event. I’ve even researched how the media will try and explain it away. Some writers theorize that the mysterious disappearance of Christians in the future can be blamed on an alien invasion or something crazy like that. (I’m shaking my head right now.)

Regardless, scripture tells us that we’re not to stress about it or even get wrapped up in the timing of when this blessed event will happen. There are certainly telltale signs that our world is sinking fast so the speculation of when the rapture in the Bible will occur continues.

I could write about why I’m a pre-Tribulation believer, but instead I’d rather share a lesson I heard this morning during my Bible study. Every morning I try and listen to a sermon when I’m getting ready for work.

I think Pastor Jeff Schreve describes the end times very well and I wanted to share his sermon with you.  He’s an excellent speaker, so please enjoy.

Part 1:

http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/from-his-heart/listen/what-does-the-future-hold-pt-1-428169.html

Part 2:

http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/from-his-heart/listen/what-does-the-future-hold-pt-2m-428171.html

If you have questions about the rapture in the Bible, I hope these videos are helpful to you.

In the meantime, as believers we can rest in the knowledge that Christ will come again and all will be made right with the world and, in His perfect timing. The rapture is something I’m looking forward to.

the rapture in the Bible

Praise the Lord!

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