16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a rousing cry, with a call from one of the ruling angels, and with God’s shofar; those who died united with the Messiah will be the first to rise; 17 then we who are left still alive will be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and thus we will always be with the Lord.
Many people simply do not believe in the Rapture as it is taught by many, they assume that the only time we will ascend to be with Christ is on our death and resurrection, and yet the Bible clearly states that some that are alive will rise to meet with Jesus on His return. I agree that this meaning of rapture is relativity new, however whatever you call it, if the Bible says that some of those who go to join Christ in the air are still alive, and you believe in the word of the Bible, you must accept that not all will be dead and need to be resurrected on His return.
For the past several months I have felt that God is sending the United States a message. Either turn back to him or face the same destruction that Ninevah faced. When Jonah warned them, they turned to God and begged for redemption. But the redeeming did not last very long. Perry Stone pointed out the similarities in the last few videos that I have posted by him.
However, I still feel that God is wanting us to be prepared. Showing us what will happen so that those who are listening and believe in Him, will know what to do. Please do not take this warning lightly. When God rains destruction down, even the believers can be in the path of the storms. But as long as we are right with Him, we have no cause for worry. God bless you and be aware.
Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
2 Adonai is a jealous and vengeful God.
Adonai avenges; he knows how to be angry.
Adonai takes vengeance on his foes
and stores up wrath for his enemies.
3 Adonai is slow to anger, but great in power;
and he does not leave the guilty unpunished.
Adonai’s path is in the whirlwind and storm,
and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
4 He rebukes the sea and leaves it dry,
he dries up all the rivers.
Bashan and the Karmel languish;
the flower of the L’vanon withers.
5 The mountains quake before him,
and the hills dissolve;
the earth collapses in his presence,
the world and everyone living in it.
6 Who can withstand his fury?
Who can endure his fierce anger?
His wrath is poured out like fire,
the rocks broken to pieces before him.
7 Adonai is good,
a stronghold in time of trouble;
he takes care of those
who take refuge in him.
8 But with an overwhelming flood
he will make an end of [Ninveh’s] place,
and darkness will pursue his enemies.
9 What are you planning against Adonai?
He is making an end [of it];
trouble will not arise a second time.
10 For like men drunk with liquor,
they will be burned up like tangled thorns,
like straw completely dry.
11 Out of you, [Ninveh,] he came,
one who plots evil against Adonai,
who counsels wickedness.
12 Here is what Adonai says:
“Though they be many and strong,
they will be cut down, they will pass;
and though I have made you suffer,
I will make you suffer no more.
13 Now I will break his yoke from your necks
and snap the chains that bind you.
14 Adonai gave this order concerning you:
you will have no descendants to bear your name;
from the house of your god I will cut off
carved image and cast metal image;
I will prepare your grave,
because you are worthless.”
So much time is wasted worrying about tomorrow that we forget that today is passing by without us!
“Therefore, I tell you, don’t worry about your life — what you will eat or drink; or about your body — what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing?
For nightmares come from worrying too much; and a fool, when he speaks, chatters too much.
Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to his life?
Don’t worry about tomorrow — tomorrow will worry about itself! Today has enough tsuris already!
I think that roses are one of the most beautiful flowers in the world. The variety is awesome, the colors run the rampart from white to almost black. The scents of some roses are so powerful that they are almost overwhelming. And yet roses, in their own way, remind me of people. There are some that are just pretty but they lack fragrance, others that are not as pretty and yet the most amazing smell in the world. The thing is that they are all beautiful in their own way. That is the way of people too, all of them have their place and no matter what they are important in God’s plan. I cannot imagine a world without roses, nor can I imagine a world without the diverse people that reside within it. God is the great creator, no matter our arrogance, it is nothing to Him and it is only with His pleasure that we remain.