God Doesn’t Care That I Look Foolish

Alright, let’s find out where this thought goes. 😉

I have been a Christian 38 years, which is way longer than I was an unbeliever. I have read the Bible through many times. I have spent many hours in church being taught the Word. I have spent many hours listening to teaching on tape, and in recent times, on Youtube. There have been many times the Holy Spirit has brought a scripture to my recall. I used the scripture, and the situation changed.

Why didn’t the Holy Spirit whisper “Tabernacles” in my spirit months ago? He could have. I know I can hear the voice of God because it has happened in the past. Why did God let me just blunder along? He knows that I believe the close of the age is very, very close, and if I am watching a specific date for a specific Biblical reason, I’m going to share that information. Hasn’t God heard the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, how people quit listening to warnings when they aren’t true?

Aside from looking foolish to friends and relatives, there hasn’t been a single downside to my focusing on Biblical prophecy, and setting dates that I have watched like a hawk. My life is cleaner and I’m ready for my last heartbeat. My path is growing lighter and lighter, and daybreak is near!

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.
Proverbs 4:18 ESV

The context of this verse is an interesting study in not being concerned what others think. 😉

As the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD, and she despised him in her heart.
2 Samuel 6:16 ESV

I acted in faith, deciding to watch specific dates, and not keeping that information to myself. I think God was pleased. I trust my Father will work out all The Boy Who Cried Wolf issues.

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Frost and Fog Photos

500 photos is a pretty average outdoor shoot, when I’m out with cameras for several hours. I shot way more than 500 taking these! 🙂

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Joy and Sadness, Excitement and Grief, Laughter and Tears

My emotions are getting a real workout as I am anticipating seeing God soon — no matter when “soon” happens to be. I have prayed to escape the evil to come on the whole earth, and I believe I will escape. When I think about meeting Jesus I feel bubbly joy and excitement. I can’t for this mortal body to put on immortality! But when I think of those left behind, and those that will be deceived into taking the mark, I feel sadness and grief. Forever is a long, long time to be wrong. And once in a while I laugh a little when I think about the reaction of scoffers when they realize they were wrong, and things are happening that cause mens hearts to fail for fear. But mostly I feel sad for the scoffers.

I am realizing I need to be like Mary and concentrate on the best, the joy and excitement of meeting the Lord! I’ve done about all I can do, and I have no control over the response of others. It’s tough, but I feel it applies to the here and now. I need to set my mind on the things above, and my hope on the grace I will receive when Jesus Christ is revealed!

Scriptures

Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”
Luke 21:36 NIV

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Colossians 3:2 ESV

Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:13 ESV

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
Luke 10:38-42 ESV

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 ESV

Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
1 Corinthians 15:51-55 ESV

The rapture (harpazo) is mentioned in Revelation 12:5. Greek. Strong’s.

And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne.
Revelation 12:5 BSB

He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end. Many shall purify themselves and make themselves white and be refined, but the wicked shall act wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, but those who are wise shall understand.
Daniel 12:9-10 ESV

Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-4 ESV

Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.
Revelation 3:3 ESV

“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”
Luke 21:25-26 NKJV

And he told them a parable:”Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. As soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near.Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Luke 21:29-36 ESV

And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfurin the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”
Revelation 14:9-11 ESV

This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
2 Peter 3:1-7 ESV

if the foundations are destroyed,
what can the righteous do?
The LORD is in his holy temple;
the LORD ‘s throne is in heaven;
his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.
The LORD tests the righteous,
but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.
Let him rain coals on the wicked;
fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
For the LORD is righteous;
he loves righteous deeds;
the upright shall behold his face.
Psalms 11:3-7 ESV

Thus says the LORD:
Keep justice, and do righteousness,
for soon my salvation will come,
and my righteousness be revealed.
Isaiah 56:1 ESV

“But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand, since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke, I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you— when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you. Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me, since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD.”
Proverbs‬ ‭1:24-29‬ ‭NIV‬‬

You love all words that devour,
O deceitful tongue.
But God will break you down forever;
he will snatch and tear you from your tent;
he will uproot you from the land of the living.  Selah
The righteous shall see and fear,
and shall laugh at him, saying,
“See the man who would not make
God his refuge,
but trusted in the abundance of his riches
and sought refuge in his own destruction!”
Psalms 52:4-7 ESV

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Please Come and Get My Spare Keys

Dear __________,

I know you think I am nuts for believing in Bible end-times prophecy, but please hear me out. I think that there is a very good chance that a week from now this event will have happened.

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 ESV

During this event my body will be transformed.

Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
1 Corinthians 15:51-55 ESV

I have not been through this transformation process before, so I don’t know what’s going to happen to the car keys in my pocket. Will they survive intact, in the pocket of my suddenly-empty pants on the floor? Will they (and my pants) be vaporized by the energy of the transformation from moral to immortality? I don’t know. If this happens on September 30, 2017, as I think it might very well might, I am not going to be needing my car anymore. You might as well have it instead of some stranger. You have scoffed at the notion of the rapture and will still be here on earth. But since I don’t know if the keys in my pocket will be useable after the rapture, to be on the safe side please stop by my place and get my spare set. That way you will have keys that will work.

Why September 30, 2017? Jesus does important things on Jewish feasts. See The Seven Jewish Feasts. The once-in-history alignment of Revelation 12 has happened, which means other prophetic events will happen soon.

And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth.
Revelation 12:1-2 ESV

By my current understanding the “tenth day of the seventh month” is September 30, just a handful of days from now.

“You shall count seven weeks of years, seven times seven years, so that the time of the seven weeks of years shall give you forty-nine years. Then you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land.
Leviticus 25:8-9 ESV

So drop by and get my spare keys. If you like, I will be glad to give you one of my Bibles, and, if you wish, point out things to come during the tribulation — ending with the battle of Armageddon. Salvation will be possible but difficult. See Left Behind? You Can Be Saved!

I recommend you get right with God now. Not only is it easier, and you miss the tribulation, no one is promised tomorrow.

Sincerely,

__________

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Wise Men ARE Date Setters

Based on things I’ve seen written since 9/23/17, Matthew 2:1-2 must read like this in some people’s Bibles:

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, the wise men in the east stayed in the east, saying one unto another, that no man knoweth the day nor the hour.

This is how it reads in my Bible.

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Matthew 2:1-2 KJV

The wise men saw the sign of their time and took action. Likewise, I believe we are to read the signs of our times and take action. Our action is to watch! At present I am watching for the rapture on September 30, 2017. I had forgotten (or never really understood) the Jubilee-exception to the “last trumpet.”

“You shall count seven weeks of years, seven times seven years, so that the time of the seven weeks of years shall give you forty-nine years. Then you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land.
Leviticus 25:8-9 ESV

Note 1. I am still studying and reserve the right to change my mind as I learn more.

Note 2. I am not letting my watch down before, and if necessary, after, September 30, 2017. You won’t find me cut in two, grouped with the unbelievers!

“But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.”
Luke 12:45-46 NKJV

What is a scoffer? Here are the definitions from BibleStudyTools, Dictionary, and TheFreeDictionary. This is Strong’s from 2 Peter 3:3. From these and the context of 2 Peter 3:1-7 ESV, I believe it is safe to say a scoffer is someone who does not believe the Bible predicts the future. That is, a scoffer does not believe the Bible.

Do you believe the Bible?

Fact: The end-times are critical, and the Bible has many end-times scriptures.

Fact: Some end-times scriptures are very specific. Opinion: We are to use them to figure out end-times events.

“Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place. Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time. And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed. And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.”
Daniel 9:24-27 ESV

Fact: Languages have idioms. Example: “On turkey day my unsaved friends like to knock back a few, then saw logs while they are passing the pigskin on the boob tube.” For those unfamiliar with American culture this sentence means, “On the Thanksgiving holiday my unsaved friends like to drink alcoholic beverages, then fall asleep while the football games are on the television.”

Opinion: This passage contains an idiom and a reference to Jewish wedding customs, and does not mean we cannot know the day and hour of the Lord’s return.

“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.”
Matthew 24:36 ESV

Fact: The rapture (harpazo) is mentioned in Revelation 12:5. Greek. Strong’s.

And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne.
Revelation 12:5 BSB

Opinion: The Bible does not teach that date-setting is bad. I believe the opposite. God wants us to study His Word to know what will happen.

I am not afraid of another “faith failure” by looking for the rapture on a specific day, and having the day pass without the rapture happening. My failures have always eventually increased my faith. I study more, and conclude God and the Bible are true and trustworthy; it was my understanding that was incomplete. I would rather act on what I know than do nothing.


Scriptures

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

My son, if you receive my words
and treasure up my commandments with you,
making your ear attentive to wisdom
and inclining your heart to understanding;
yes, if you call out for insight
and raise your voice for understanding,
if you seek it like silver
and search for it as for hidden treasures,
then you will understand the fear of the LORD
and find the knowledge of God.
For the LORD gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
guarding the paths of justice
and watching over the way of his saints.
Proverbs 2:1-8 ESV

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
John 16:13 ESV

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
Matthew 7:7-8 ESV

Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written,

“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him”—

these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.
1 Corinthians 2:6-10 ESV

And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth.
Revelation 12:1-2 ESV

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 ESV

He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end. Many shall purify themselves and make themselves white and be refined, but the wicked shall act wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, but those who are wise shall understand.
Daniel 12:9-10 ESV

Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.
Amos 3:7 NIV

And he told them a parable:”Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. As soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Luke 21:29-36 ESV

Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”
Luke 21:36 NIV

Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-4 ESV

Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.
Revelation 3:3 ESV

Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father in heaven.
Matthew 10:32 BSB

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
Psalm 90:12 ESV

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Colossians 3:2 ESV

So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
James 2:17 ESV

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
Isaiah 55:10-11 ESV

Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it.
Jeremiah 1:12 ESV

 

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Scoffer Thank You Card

Dear scoffer,

Thank you for increasing my faith in the Word of God, because the Bible tells me I’m going to meet people like you.

This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
2 Peter 3:1-7 ESV

2 Peter 3-4 Where Is The Promise Of His Coming black

You will appear before God’s throne. It is up to you whether it is a throne of grace or a throne of judgment. Throne of grace:

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Hebrews 4:16 NIV

Throne of judgment:

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. ‭‭
Revelation‬ ‭20:11-12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

The throne of judgment scene does not end well.

Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.
Revelation 20:15 NIV

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Scoffer, choose eternal life, not eternal death!

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      Your plan sucks.
      It really, really sucks.
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Jesus is coming.
   Are you ready to meet Him?
   Give your life to Jesus Christ.
   Time is running out.