Monday, December 12, 2011

He's With Me

Yes, December 11th, as I was leaving the church after morning service, I saw on my phone that my sister had called. I immediately called her back, at which time she informed me that her husband's son had been killed the night before in an auto accident.

I turned the truck around and headed back to church, knowing that the pastor and his wife would still be there. As soon as I told them what had happened, we all joined hands and began praying for the family.

As I was praying I began to hear the Lord's voice, "He's with me." Then He went on to say that with what is coming on the earth very shortly that he, George, wouldn't have been able to maintain his faith. He would have been lost for eternity. "What the enemy meant for evil, God will turn to good."

This was confirmed as a word from the Lord, when I shared this with my brother-in-law. His response was that this agreed with what the Holy Spirit had been telling him.

We may be seeing more of these sudden unexpected deaths among Believers. Instead of being overcome with grief, try to thank the Lord that in His wisdom He is taking home those who are ready, but perhaps who lack the faith and strength to stand for Him through the upcoming troubles.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

That Day Shall Not Come

That phrase "that day shall not come" as found in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 is totally ignored by those who have bought into the pre-trib rapture theory.

Paul is writing to the church as Thessalonica, telling them not to worry about the rumor that the Day of the Lord was at hand. He goes on to give signs that would indicate the timing, and he says: "don't be deceived. The Day of the Lord will not come until there's a falling away and the Antichrist appears."

Read it for yourself:

2Th 2:1  Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2Th 2:2  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
2Th 2:3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition

What? That's doesn't line up with what the Pre-trib Rapture theory espouses. In that false teaching, christian dead and alive, will be gone before the Antichrist is revealed.

Paul then goes on to describe how to recognize the Antichrist:

2Th 2:4  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Paul says that "when you see this person sitting on the throne in the "temple of God" claiming to be God, then you'll know that's the Antichrist and that the Day of the Lord is at hand.

2Th 2:8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

Here it says that the brightness of the Lord's coming will bring an end to the Antichrist's claim and reveal the truth.

Another way to recognize the Antichrist arrival/appearing will be all the "power, signs and lying wonders" of Satan

2Th 2:9  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

Who will be deceived? The unrighteous? Those that "received not the love of the truth."

2Th 2:10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2Th 2:11  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2Th 2:12  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Here it is very clear that the Lord's coming will not be until after the appearance of the Antichrist. Because there is nowhere in the Bible that talks of a "secret" coming of the Lord, there can only be one Second Coming. Not a half-coming, where He sneaks in and snatches out believers all kind of sneaky.

No. Instead we see that the Day of the Lord comes in with a lot of noise (trumpets), earthquakes and fire. More...

Friday, December 2, 2011

A Destroying Wind

Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind; (Jer 51:1)

No one can deny that the anti-God, anti-Christian elements in the United States have risen up against God. Here we are heading into a season that traditionally has represented Christ, but now is a season marked by greed, commercialism, and an x-ing out of any mention of Christ. It should not be any surprise that God has had it with this country and the "wild winds" that destroyed homes, trees, vehicles, fences and other property, might be His response.

When you hear newscaster and weathermen describe seemingly "natural" weather phenomenon as "unusual", "unprecedented", "monster" in describing "hurricane force winds" of upwards of 120 to 140 miles per hour in some places, then you could say they were describing a "destroying wind." 

Here are just a few of the headlines for the "destroying" winds that struck the western US yesterday, December 1, 2011:

'Monster Winds' Roar Across Utah; California Also Whipped

Strong Winds Down Trees and Power Lines in West

Strong winds hit southern California, Pasadena declares state of emergency

100 mph winds buffet Utah, toppling trucks, trees, power lines

What's next?

And will send unto Babylon fanners, that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about. (Jer 51:2)

What's a "fanner"?

A primitive root; to turn aside (especially for lodging); hence to be a foreigner, strange, profane; specifically (active participle) to commit adultery: - (come from) another (man, place), fanner, go away, (e-) strange (-r, thing, woman).

So here the Word says that God will send foreigners that will "fan"

A primitive root (compare H2114); to toss about; by implication to diffuse, winnow: - cast away, compass, disperse, fan, scatter (away), spread, strew, winnow. 

God will send foreigners that will disperse/scatter away/strew - in other words cause a disruption of life as it is known and "empty her land"

A primitive root; to pour out, that is, to empty, figuratively to depopulate; by analogy to spread out (as a fruitful vine): - (make) empty (out), fail, X utterly, make void.

Notice the "depopulate"

If as I and many prophecy watchers believe, that Jeremiah 51 is a dual prophecy talking about Ancient Babylon as well as describing a future type of Babylon, and that the US may be that Babylon, then we need to pay attention to this.

Is this what's coming? Are foreigners going to empty our land, many believe it's coming...or maybe it's already happening as more and more "foreigners" sneak into our country some wanting a new life, others coming for nefarious, criminal and terroristic reasons.

What's next?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Why the Rapture is NOT going to Happen Today 09/11/11

There was a long message on Facebook today, and the essence was: "The signs of His soon coming multiply, yet we still wait. Nevertheless, He has promised to return, and His Word is true and sure. He will come--perhaps today! 'For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.'"

 Well, here's my response:

2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

According to that (as well as Mark 13 and Matt 24) certain things must happen first before we can expect to see Jesus. As you can see the "man of sin" or "son of perdition", aka "antichrist" must be revealed first.

Now I follow current events pretty carefully, and I have yet to see anyone step into the limelight as the savior of the world. So until that event takes place, I don't think structurally we can expect to be raptured.

1Co 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Here it says at the "last trump"...well, if there's a "last", mustn't there also be a "first". The only place I see clearly spelled out in the Bible where it talks about prophetic events more than one "trump" mentioned is in Revelation and the 7 trumpets. So, that would mean "after" the Tribulation has started, and even been going on awhile." Which also lines up with Mark 13:

Mar 13:24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
Mar 13:25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
Mar 13:26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

and Matt 24:

Mat 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Mat 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Mat 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Notice both say "after" the tribulation that Jesus comes, and in Matt 24:31, it is very clear that this is the time when the "elect" are gathered".

All of these also have something else in common...Jesus coming for his saints (the elect) is going to be a very noisy affair...with trumpets, and shouts"brightness".

It's not going to be a secret. People aren't just going to "disappear" and all the sinners get left behind, where hopefully some can muddle through and get saved and have their heads chopped off to be counted as worthy for the third coming of Jesus.

Oops! There ain't no "third coming" just like there isn't any pre-tribulation rapture. You see the entire tribulation is NOT the wrath of God. It's Satan's wrath and God's jugdments and finally opportunity for non-believers to acknowledge Jesus Christ. But the Wrath of God is not "poured out" until the 7 Vials of God's Wrath. They get poured out after the "last trump"...which means those that are "alive and remain", those that "overcome to the end" have be gathered from "the four winds".

That's the Rapture of the Church...a one-time event."

So, the Rapture of the Church is NOT going to be today and probably not tomorrow, 'cause there's a lot of things that have to happen first. However, that doesn't mean you get to go out and live the wild life, yuck it up...because the one thing you don't know is when you will die. 

Anyone that uses the fact that the Rapture isn't going to happen today as a reason to continue in sin, needs to remember what happened 10 years ago today. On September 11, 2001 over 3000 people died and met their Maker, ready or not. If you are reading this, you still have time. Don't waste it. 

Many terrible things are...not getting ready to happen..but have already started happening: tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes...they sound like natural events, but God moves in the whirlwind and his judgment is falling on the nations of this world (especially the US), so you never know how long you will have to "get ready." Better get ready now, for tomorrow may not come for either of us.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Reap the Whirlwind

Can anyone doubt that something devastating is happening in the United States? This year's tornado season is the worst in recorded history, and perhaps it is time to see what the Word says about tornadoes.

Since the Bible doesn't use the word "tornado", what would be the equivalent? Whirlwind. Doesn't get more descriptive than that. So here's what the Word says about "whirlwind":
For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up. (Hos 8:7)

The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked:
the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. (Nah 1:3)

As I was doing my research, I came up on the following, and I must tell you I got a chill, as I believe this was a timely message from the Lord:
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. (Pro 1:22-27)

God has had it with this Nation's rebellion, scorn, blatant sin and downright evil.

Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.
(Jer 23:19) Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked. (Jer 30:23)

What's the Solution?
National repentance, like Ninevah did when Jonah reported that God was going to judge that nation into oblivion. But to be honest, I don't know but what this nation has passed the point of repentance.

Personally, I can't see the citizens of those cities wallowing in their evil ever repenting. Will those that celebrate their lifestyles in parades, those surviving by violence, or those so depraved that children are disposable, ever repent this side of Hell?

Personally, I don't think so. I think judgment has started and that what we've seen to this point is going to seem like nothing, compared to what's about to happen. In other words...we ain't seen nuttin' yet!

So what is a Christian to do?
You better make sure you repent of those secret sins that keep you from resting in the assurance of God's protection and provision. Then...for God's sake, get prepared.

If you don't know how or where to start, these two groups will be glad to help:
SurvivalHomestead and Psalms91SurvivalHomestead

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Are You Ready?

I haven't written much lately, but this must be shared:


by Dirk A Schnarr on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 6:49am.

Dear Friends,

The note below was written in June 2003. Please notice that if anything, the world is FAR WORSE and American seems to be finally on the receiving end of these birth pains. I personally do not believe we have much more time before the darkness falls. Those who believe in a rapture of the church, you will be sadly disappointed. Just don't let that disappointment deter you from following Jesus. Recognize how you were deceived and move on in a far deeper commitment to HIS ABSOLUTE TRUTH!

All others, if you are not ready for REAL PERSECUTION RIGHT NOW; well, I know the hammer is falling now. How soon it will strike and the persecution begins in earnest is in the mind of God. Carefully; PRAYERFULLY read this note and ask the LORD where you are!


Dear friends,

I received an email the other day that greatly disturbed me. It was all about what is happening in the world regarding the "free" practice of Christianity. Several countries have made it illegal to even speak in private against homosexuality. In the midst of this article, a reference was made to the quite good possibility of evangelism made to be a hate-crime!

Brothers and Sisters, the time is almost upon us! WE MUST stop all this talk! Going to the polls to attempt to change the laws is an effort in futility. Oh it may slow down the process, but unless other action is taken, even the legal system will be working DIRECTLY against Christian ideology. (it already is in many avenues, but I refer to making Christianity itself illegal!)

Getting upset or being shocked about what the world allows and will allow is foolishness. It WILL allow anything that the traffic will bear; one look at the movie industry will prove that to anyone. It is coming to the place where the world is making it illegal to even speak against sins listed in the Bible.

We are quickly moving into the time of the birth pains that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 24. It WILL soon progress into the Great Tribulation. Are we ready for that? It is coming whether we think so or not. AND it WILL catch many of us unawares, just as the flood caught many in the midst of their living and breathing and working and relaxing, and committing all sorts of horrific sins! DO not think that we will all fly away and escape the coming time. Just as the people of Noah's time was surprised, so too will the people of our day be caught, including many Christians!

Many years ago, the Lord gave me a vision of what was to happen. I saw a fence going across our country from north to south, but not straight. Instead it was zigzagging back and forth and curving around, including wide sweeps of east and west. The Lord showed me this fence was the dividing line between true Christianity and the world. Many people ON BOTH SIDES of that fence were trying to get as close as possible to it. Of course, no one can sit on the fence because no one can be both a Christian and unsaved at the same time. Because of the zigzag in the fence, there were some unsaved who looked MORE like the church than some of the saved people and many Christians who looked more like the world than some unsaved people! Many people ON BOTH SIDES of the fence, were trying to get as close as possible to that fence.

Then what happened shocked me. A great earthquake occurred along this fence line. It started as a deep rumble, shaking a few things loose and causing some people to switch their positions, some closer and others further away from the fence on both sides. Then the earth really began to move. The earth divided along the line of that fence. This caused a great cry of horror and grief for all of those, ON BOTH SIDES of the fence were dragged in the chasm created by the earthquake, saved and unsaved alike!

When it was all over, EVERYBODY on both sides of that NEW GRAND CANYON, knew on which side they, and everybody else was on! This is actually beginning to happen this day. The earth is actually beginning to crack and will soon cause a great destruction to all of those who cling to that fence without a true commitment to the Lord.

We cannot afford to be lukewarm Christians any longer. No matter what I say, I know that many will NOT listen to this and continue on in the same manner they have until it is too late. We must face the facts that just like the first-century Christians faced death and dismemberment in the coliseum and the lion’s den, so too will we face a similar fate. The First-century Christians and the Last-century Christians will have many things in common.

We will both have faced great opposition. We will have learned to walk JUST LIKE JESUS on the earth. We will be taken captive, tried, convicted, and sentenced to death JUST because we live like Jesus did. When we are taken prisoner, we will either become weak and whimpering babies or be like Paul and Silas in the stocks, singing praises to God that we were considered worthy of suffering in Jesus name!

Some of us Will be delivered, but there will be those of us who, in order to gain a BETTER resurrection, will not accept deliverance but will face death head-on praising God. It will confound our persecutors. Just like in the first century, the world will look at us and NOT DARE to be close to us because they will recognize that something strange and powerful is at work in our midst. The world will fear us greatly and so they will persecute us even more than Rome did the first-century Christians.

BUT, none of this will happen for the individual unless we get over ourselves, stop promoting a victory on this earth, lay down our lives, deny ourselves, take up our crosses and TRULY follow Jesus.

1Jo 2:3 And by this we know that we have known Him, if we keep His commandments.

1Jo 2:4 He who says, I have known Him, and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1Jo 2:5 But whoever keeps His Word, truly in this one the love of God is perfected. By this we know that we are in Him.

1Jo 2:6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk even as He walked.

Do we see these words? Do we understand them? They tell us that we are NOT abiding in Christ Jesus UNLESS we are walking JUST LIKE JESUS!!! If we do walk like Jesus, them we should expect to overcome in the same manner that He overcame, through defeat! The greatest victory EVER, was when Jesus died! Yet He was all alone, His disciples had basically all left Him. He was naked, torn, beaten, bruised, and unrecognizable as Jesus of Nazareth, abandoned, ridiculed, and in all ways rejected as being any kind of blessing to anyone! This was Victory in the eyes of God!

Christians, we MUST get it out of our heads that victory MEANS what WE think it is!!!! Go to Hebrews 11 and see the who’s who in the faith Hall of Fame as far as God is concerned! What were their lives like, how many of them were well off and had “the life of Riley?” (for those of us who know what that means!) Oh, how I wish I could convey to you what is in my heart. How I wish that ALL of us had just an INKLING of how our Lord feels, what His heart is all about, and how MUCH He wants the best for us! YET, our ideas of what is best and His ideas of what is best, Most of the time, do NOT match!

It was God’s best for Paul to face beatings, whippings, chains, a thorn in the flesh, and even death. It was God’s BEST for one of the founding fathers of the church, Polycarp, to be taken captive in his old age (like over 60) and brought to Rome. All the soldiers involved hated to do it him, because when they got to his house, he fed them and took care of them. He was a grandfather and EVERYONE loved him. He was taken to Rome and finally, burned at the stake! When he was in the flames, those flames did NOT touch him, but he declared the Love of Jesus to all around him. He was NOT in pain, his clothes did NOT burn, and he spoke of the love of God to his captors. Finally, in order to shut him up, one of the guards stabbed him with his sword, and THEN and only then, did his body burn!

There is a reliable story that John of the Bible was on Patmos, because Rome had attempted to kill him TWICE by boiling him in oil, but it did NOT touch him! We do NOT KNOW what it is that God has prepared for us. We do NOT comprehend how He can and WILL use ANYTHING that might happen to us, INCLUDING our deaths, to reach others. There is another story about Nero who had sent many Christians to their deaths in the coliseum, at first from gladiators then from the lions. The story goes that Nero could NOT fathom how these Christians would not recant their beliefs in Jesus Christ and bow before Nero himself. SO, Nero went to the coliseum after the lions had finished their meals. Occasionally, there would be the face of a believer left intact. In every case of these faces, Nero saw the people were smiling and at PEACE! They were NOT terrified, not in pain when they died. BUT this only occurred with the Christians. All others who died in this manner were terrified and begging for mercy, the Christians just sang their ways into eternity.

People, God did NOT put us on this earth to acquire great material possessions and live lives of ease! God does NOT allow us to remain on this earth to be just like the Gentiles, seeking always for material gain and success! God allows us to remain in order to show the world His power thru the way we face all of the terrible circumstances we ALL face. How we face loss, material and familial. How we face pain, agony, persecution, ridicule, unfair treatment, and even death. Has any among the readers here ever read of Pastor Wurmbrand? He was imprisoned for over 14 years in Eastern Europe because he preached the Gospel. He had salt poured down his throat, he was beaten many times, left in the cold to die, many times even left nearly naked in winter, etc, etc.

God Does NOT promise us an easy time, yet we often act like He does. We hear some of the preachers talk about prosperity, and forget that I Timothy 6 tells us to avoid those who think that godliness results in monetary gain!

We all have to be prepared for whatever is coming. Perhaps our personal theology does NOT believe we will be here during the Great Tribulation. Ok, but we WILL be here during the birth pains and Jesus promised us that it would be terrible. Have we paid attention to what is happening across the world with our brothers and sisters? Linda & I know a dear brother from Nepal, Jit. He used to take a month and make rounds of the “churches” he had started across the country. It took him that long to WALK to them all! Then Jit would just turn around and do the same thing again, leaving his wife and kids back at his home! Several people attempted to kill him. One story he told us, someone tried to shoot him, but the gun didn’t work when it was aimed at Jit. Another story was about how a Tibetan monk invited him to dinner, so he went and talked at length about the Lord. The monk looked at him strange all through the meal and then Jit left. After some time, the monk confessed to having poisoned Jit and was Jit feeling any ill effects from the poison? Jit, of course was NOT, and the monk was amazed.

Yet, even our friend here has had many instances of beatings, being left for dead, and other terrible treatment. We in this country of America have been isolated from the terrible persecution that is sweeping our world. We often think we are God’s gift to Christianity (or at least talk like we are), yet we are not willing to face any persecution, any hardship, any pain, especially when it comes to our walk with God. We have become a nation of arrogant, backbiting, children (and I refer only to the Christians here) thinking we are so great, when in reality; we are JUST like the Church at Laodicea!

Perhaps I am venting here, and forgive me if that is what it appears to be. I am quite sick. Sick of myself, sick of the way we treat each other, sick of the way our congregations fight each other, sick of the way the world looks at us, thinking they are justified to ignore us, because our actions do NOT agree with our words!

My dear friends, we all need to get over ourselves! We all need to just STOP and take a True Godly assessment of our walk in the light of the way Jesus walked. NOT in the light of how we see our brothers and sisters. Was it Truman or Roosevelt who said, “The buck stops here!”? Well, my friends, my dear brothers and sisters, in God’s sight, the buck stops at each one of us. We have to choose how we will face the coming darkness, and IT IS coming. It is even coming to America! SOON!! Because of this, I am reassessing my own personal walk with the Lord. I cannot do this for you, it is an individual thing. Perhaps, I am speaking ONLY to myself in this letter, if that is so, then so be it! Maybe I am the only one who needs to be asked the questions I have asked here, so God opened my eyes to see and hear what I have seen and heard.

Forgive my rambling. Forgive my calling attention to anything that might seem to be less than Godly in any of our lives. It is probably only what the Lord has shown me about myself anyway. Forgive me if I have offended you, it was NOT my intention. I have only love for all of you. It is NOT my place to correct anyone, especially not publicly. That is NOT what I am attempting to do here. I only asked some questions and related those things that the Lord has shown me are true.

Know this, the end is soon coming. What that end will be, we may THINK we know, but the Lord in His wisdom has shown me that it will NOT be like any of us think. Do we think we have it all together? That is the time that, as Jesus said, we should be on highest watch for the enemy. What is that saying, pride goes before a fall and a lofty spirit before destruction? Oh yeah, that is in the Bible, isn’t it?

God Bless you all,

A bondslave in Christ Jesus, Dirk

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Destroyed in One Hour

Written two years ago. This is even more likely now. Are you ready when this scenario plays out in the US? What are you going to do for food, if the stores have been looted? Do you have more than a day or week's worth of food? How long is the water going to continue to run if the water company/city employees aren't there to flip switches and monitor water flow?

Everyone of you have car insurance and homeowner's insurance, most of you have medical insurance...just in case. You've been paying just-in-case insurance premiums for 10-20-30-40...50 years, but you are not prepared for the breakdown of society and life as you know it. We've always just assumed that the stores would be there, that the banks would be open and that God surely won't let anything like that happen in America.

Sorry, folks. Have you looked at what is happening in our country? Can you see the signs of unrest building? Do you think it is any coincidence that peace seems to be disappearing around the world. Hmmmm. What's the purpose of the second horseman? To take away peace. Is the second horseman running already?

What's next? Famine. Hmmmmm. It's been all over the news lately about raising food prices, not only caused by raising gas prices, but because weather around the world has destroyed crops. The government knows what's going on. Those companies that supply long-term storage food are being sold out...guess who's the biggest buyer? Yep. Our government. So while you're wondering where your next meal is coming from. Obama is going to be living high on the hog. Oops! Not pork. He's Muslim. But he'll be eating fancy freeze dried lasagna, blue berry pancakes and ice cream.

So what comes after famine? The pale horse (also described as "green" you think it is any coincidence that almost every flag of a Muslim country has green in it?) Death and Hell.

Yes, I know the Lord will provide, but it is also Biblical to prepare (look at Joseph and Noah...both prepared).

I'm not trying to scare anybody. I'm just saying...get your heads out of the sand. Prophecy is being fulfilled before our eyes. What if what you've been told all your life, does not line up with the Bible? What if, there is no rapture before the Tribulation? Jesus Himself said we would have tribulation. Yes, we're promised that we won't experience the Wrath of God. But when does the Wrath of God get poured out? What gets poured out? The vials...the last judgments.

Doesn't the gathering occur at the last trumpet? Well...think about it! If there's a last trumpet, there has to be a first trumpet. Where in end times prophecy do we see more than one trumpet being sounded? Right. The 7 trumpet judgments. Ergo, if the 7th trumpet is the "last trumpet" that signals the return of Jesus Christ and the rapture of the Church, there's some pretty nasty stuff going to happen before.

I believe, and many others believe that we are seeing just the beginning of that nasty stuff right now. If nothing else, pray about what the Lord would have you to do? Ask Him for the Truth. Read Matt 24 and Mark 13, read Revelation again. Word for word. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the Truth. Remember in the KJV there is not a word that is insignificant.