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There are all kind of rumors circulating regarding what's going on in the world. Who knows what's true and what's meant to make people fearful.
Always remember that in times like this we know the Lord is in control. Nothing is happening that He isn't allowing to happen.
Whether we're a few weeks from our exhilarating departure, or a long time, God has us here for His purposes. I believe He's given us special insight in the times. So we should boldly share what we know, while we can.
The article below is about Rapture, always a fun subject. Enjoy!
the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 1Cor. 1:25
I love the lyrics of the song, I Can Only Imagine. Bart Milard wrote the lyrics when he was inspired by his dad’s death—wondering what it must be like meeting the Lord in heaven. The song strikes a chord with a lot of people, including me.
I too wonder what it’ll be like the first time I’m surrounded in heaven by the glory of Jesus Christ, our Creator God.
I do know, whether I transition at the Rapture or because my appointed time is completed on this earth, it’ll take just a nano-second to move from this life to the next.
in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, 1Cor. 15:52a
So our movement will be instantaneous…here one moment, the next moment in heaven. After that we'll be able to move at the speed of thought.
And just a reminder, Believers don’t die, we just change places. Death or the Rapture is something to look forward to. We win.(1)
At the Rapture, I don’t think it’ll be like all those Rapture paintings showing people lazily floating up to heaven. I think it’ll be more like when Jesus moved the disciple’s boat to shore…in a nano-second.
Then, when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near to the boat; and they were frightened. But He said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” So they were willing to receive Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going. John 6:19
Similar to salvation, once they received Jesus, they were immediately where they wanted to be.
Or another example of God moving people instantaneously to another place was Philip when he was witnessing to the Ethiopian eunuch in Gaza. After baptizing the Ethiopian (Acts 8:27) Philip was inexplicitly zoomed up the Mediterranean coast to Ashdod, some 25 miles away (as the crow flies).
So God has a history of moving people around similar to "Beam me up, Scottie" on Star Trek. Although at the Rapture we'll get a new change of clothes—which means my wife will want to examine the color and thread count. Just kidding. Not really. But certainly possible! I digress... (I've been reading too much C&C!)
But with the LOUD booming Rapture, we'll not only fly away to the heavens, we'll immediately be with the Lord. And we have some interesting reactions in scripture of people first seeing God.
Reactions To First Seeing God On The Earth
Job could hardly talk when he found himself convicted of sin in the presence of the Lord.
“I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You; Therefore I retract, and I repent in dust and ashes.” Job 42:5-6
Peter felt the same conviction as Job:
But when Simon Peter saw that, he fell down at Jesus’ feet, saying, “Go away from me Lord, for I am a sinful man!” Luke 5:8
John the Apostle didn’t mince words about his feelings when he saw Jesus on the Isle of Patmos.
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. Rev. 1:17
Reactions To First Seeing God In Heaven
Isaiah seemed to be quite awed when he was taken up to the throne of God in heaven. He immediately realized he’d arrived in his sinful condition—his sin yet to be atoned.
I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. Is. 6:1b
Then I said, “Woe is me, for I am ruined [“undone” or “brought to silence”]! Because I am a man of unclean lips [a sinner], and I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.” Is. 6:5
Once Isaiah realizes he’s in the presence of the Lord, his impure human sin is all the more evident. Interestingly, it took a seraphim taking a coal from the altar and touching his lips before he could remain in the presence of God.
I’m guessing our first time coming directly into God’s presence in heaven, regardless of what precipitates our arrival (physical death or Rapture), will be a moment in our eternity that we’ll remember forever.
The difference for Church Age Believers is that when we arrive, we’ll come fully vested. God will look at us but see no sin.
As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Psa. 103:12
In our post-cross arrival, we’ll be able to talk. We know this because of the description of those Believers in heaven who were martyred in the Tribulation.
and they cry out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” Rev. 7:10
I like that I can get excited and shout to the Lord! I can relate to that too. So I can imagine that at my sudden arrival at the pearly gates*, I’ll have a quite giddy twist-and-shout moment. No selfies needed. I'll remember that moment forever.
What do you imagine?
but just as it is written, “THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.” 1Cor. 2:9
"Most of you have entered the final stage of your voluntary acceptance of mass slavery, and that slavery is fully dependent on the concept of fear, compliance to a false ‘authority,’ and total dependence on the very tyrant called government, whose plan is to control the world by controlling the common, ignorant, and apathetic collective crowd called ‘the people.’" Ouch, but worth the time to read.
51-minute video (you can watch it on 1.25 or 1.5)
Tucker Carlson's latest post is an interview with retired Colonel Douglas Macgregor. Oh boy, this is the clearest explanation of what's going on in Ukraine to date. Jeepers! Hold onto your hat, uncomfortable truths must be known.
41-minute video (good 5-minute recap at the start)
Things continue to NOT add up.
Here's some more info from RFK and Ed Dowd
It's all about selling more va((ines using the same "fear for your life" formula.
Alex Jones has a video that went viral a few days ago claiming masks and lock-downs were coming back this year. But Jeff Childers takes that theory apart in a well-analyzed article he posted in his C&C newsletter. Lots of good info. My money's on Childers.
Really, no surprise here but the Internet's most-used knowledge base is simply a globalist disinformation bullhorn.
Excellent drone footage of the carnage in Lahaina. Some believe the fire was artificially manufactured. More on possible causes HERE
And since lately, most conspiracy theories seem to come true, here's one more—supposedly actual footage of a DEW (Directed Energy Weapon) being used against Maui, Hawaii.
We know the Jewish Temple will be rebuilt because the Antichrist will stop the sacrifices in the middle of the Tribulation.
“And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week (7 years), but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; Dan. 9:27
He will also enter the Holy of Holies, desecrating it. (Only the High Priest can go into the Holy of Holies, once a year on Day of Atonement.)
“Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. Matt. 24:15-16
But first the Jews must find the ashes of the Red Heifer (Numbers 19). The perfect and unblemished Red Heifer has to be born in Israel and never have been ridden, or even leaned on. That's why this is important.
We don't yet know if this is something huge or a nothing-burger. If I had to guess, somewhere in the middle.
According to Tucker Carlson, the Chinese whistleblower who first told the world that Covid was a Chinese bio-weapon was just arrested by Joe Brib'em's Justice Department. Of course.
The Bible says a wise man has many counselors (Prov.15:22; 11:14; 24:6). It also says, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." Prov. 27:17. Great advice but don't miss the fact that this helps you understand who is right and who is wrong.
The first to plead his case seems right, until another comes and examines him. Prov. 18:17
You have to look at both sides, or multiple sides, of a question to guide you to the best answer.
So it's a big deal when Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, etc., keep alternative information from being considered. It means we're living in a communist country and are being controlled. If you don't "do what they say," you'll pay the price.
So we offer all this additional information each week to give Believers more information as alternative reading.
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The M1 graph shows the amount of dollars in circulation increased from a long-established, stable 4,000 billion in 2020 to over 20,000 billion in just 24 months. In other words, there is now FIVE TIMES AS MUCH CASH IN CIRCULATION as there was in January 2020. Doodles and text by Jeff Childers.
That ridiculously large infusion of money into the economy is the root of the recent jump in inflation.
Of course, he also thinks he will negotiate a peace treaty between Israel and her Arab neighbors. Hmmm....
"Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is doubling down on his criticism of U.S. aid to Israel, now arguing that all military support should be cut off by 2028, the Washington Free Beacon reported. Ramaswamy, who’s running for the Republican presidential nomination, told the Free Beacon he would negotiate additional peace treaties between Israel and its Arab neighbors during his first year in the White House."
Interesting but he can't be the prophesied future NWL because he's not Jewish (Dan. 11:38).
Documents recently obtained from the National Institutes of Health suggest public health officials used inaccurate information and misrepresented medical research to advance their policy objective that masks prevent severe COVID-19 and virus transmission—despite opposing scientific evidence received from experts.
In a recently obtained letter (pdf) sent in November 2021 to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), top epidemiologist Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, and seven colleagues informed the agency it was promoting flawed data and excluding data that did not reinforce their narrative.
The letter warned the agency that misrepresenting data on trusted websites such as the CDC and the COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network—jointly created by the CDC and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)—would “damage the credibility of science,” endanger public trust by “misrepresenting the evidence,” and give the public “false expectations” masking would protect them from the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.
“We believe the information and recommendations as provided may actually put an individual at increased risk of becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2 and for them to experience a serious or even life-threatening infection,” Mr. Osterhom wrote.
Mainstream "fact-checkers" continue to deny that COVID-19 mRNA shots are gene therapy, but the fact-checker denials contradict the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's own definition and Moderna’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
mRNA are snippets of genetic code that carry instructions for cells to produce proteins. The definition of genetic is “relating to genes” and genes contain instructional code that tell the body what proteins to make. Therapy is the medical treatment of disease, so mRNA vaccines are very clearly gene therapy.
FEMA conceals evidence of fatalities and devastation in Lahaina
A leaked letter has surfaced from FEMA, ordering recipients to delete all photos and videos documenting the death and destruction in Lahaina, Maui (Hawaii).
A massive cover-up is under way to try to downplay the property destruction and human suffering caused by a complicit government that colluded to burn families alive and steal their land.
If FEMA can bury the truth about Lahaina, what else can FEMA lie about? Hmmm...
END, Compass eNews, August 17, 2023