I pray all of you had a blessed week and always remember if you are in a place where you are Loved, Honored, and Respected, could be a friendship. a marriage, a job, whatever it may be, Stay There, do not be tempted away, for this is a gift from God.
I wrote an article not to long ago entitled Are you Ready? This was a question that I asked based on a sermon I had just listened to by Jentezen Franklin. He basically asked the question because he feels some Christians are so caught up in their everyday lives and enjoying themselves so much here on Earth that they might not want our Lord and Savior to come back at this present time to rapture the Church.
I then went on to discuss how I asked a few young people how they felt about it and they said truthfully they were not ready. One said he would like to experience marriage and having children first.
Well with the recent happenings of the gentle man who gave a date of May 21st 2011 at 6pm for the rapture the question was somewhat answered.
We saw on the Internet and on TV people carrying the signs trying to get public attention on the event. This gentleman gathered quite a large following with no one taking into account of what our Lord Jesus himself said (Matthew chapter 29-36) para 36 but of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of Heaven, but my Father only. It seems the supporters of this date forgot that most important scripture.
I myself have an opinion on the date, but I will also like to say I am not a prophet and it is just an opinion.
One thing that all of this did which was refreshing to me was the amount of believers that are out here, that is ready for our Saviors return but what we as believers must do is become more familiar with the word and not listen to and believe in the opinion of a man.
Reading what some of the believers had to say that believed in this date after the fact made me realize that things are so dismal in the lives of the average person they are tired of living here on this earth and because of this were ready to go, there were people who in the time of Jesus tired of Roman oppression were also ready.
Then there are the people who realize no matter what you may have here on earth could never compare to what awaits in Heaven and are ready to go now, no matter what they have on this planet.
There are people that have been condemning this man for his opinion but if we open our eyes and really look at things we cannot blame him but take the responsibility upon ourselves if we chose to believe in his opinions.
But again what I found refreshing in all of this is that there are a multitude of believers out here who cannot wait for our Saviors return just as I am.
In all things there are lessons to be learned and I learned here for the most part the answer to the question is that most of the believers are ready for our Saviors return. Are you?
Have a blessed week and if the Lord willing speak with you soon.