Revelation

I know many Christians believe in the Rapture. There is one part in the Bible that says:

Mat 24:40  Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Mat 24:41  Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

A lot of people say that these verses are talking about the rapture. But is this our Abba’s nature? To take us out of suffering? Christians, Messianic’s, and Jews have been suffering for centuries. He didn’t take them out of the world then, why would He do it now? Is Salvation a free ticket out of enduring the end times?

What about those left on the earth that are not saved? Would we not be ignoring the great commission? I know many say that the majority of Christians will be taken up and some Christians remain to do the rest of the work. That’s what the movie “Left Behind” indicates, that the majority are taken and the rest are left, but, isn’t that being selfish. Leaving someone else to suffer while you go and have the easiest time up there while your fellow brother dies?

This does not seem to be our Fathers nature. He let His own Son suffer for us, and now we say we want an easy ride out of everything. The people in China, Russia, and many other countries suffer persecution, die for their faith, are put in prison. Yet us in the west know nothing of it, and just want a free ride. Everything we could want: fame, money, a good name, reputation, and connections.

Did any of Fathers true disciples have a easy life? Even after Yahushua’s death. Look at Paul (Sha’ul) he died a very agonizing death, Peter was crucified upside down, John was put on an Island and most likely never made it off. Father did not “rapture” them out then. So why now? If we all leave who will show the Jews the Messiah, who will encourage their fellow brothers when times are hard. From way up there are we going to look down and say,”terrific job, keep it up, we will see you when all this is over” to our brothers and sisters. While we sit up there in His presence? I do not think that is fair, nor that is my Abba’s nature.

Look from beginning to end in the Bible about this. Think about this. Talk to Yahuweh about it. Find out from Him what He has in store for His people in this great time of trouble.

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questions and thoughts

We all know that Yahushua came and was crucified on a stake (or tree).

But why do Christians have such an emphasis on the cross? I am really curious on this subject because I was listening to a Micheal W. Smith cd and there was a song “O’ the wonderful cross” and it made me curious. Why the wonderful cross why not “The Wonderful Father who gave His Son to die for us”? He died on the stake yes but that is not what saved us It was. His blood that saved us not a piece of wood! 

It’s just a question.

Shabbat is over now and it is 1st day (sunday). I am looking forward to the next time we go to the library it is so much fun finding books and the walking. Just getting out into the fresh air is enough for me.

I had an interesting conversation with some friends. It was about the topic of makeup and how we look at our selves.

We talked about why people wear makeup because they don’t like how they look. So to cover it up they wear makeup, we look in the mirror and see some one, you see all the outward things that you don’t like about yourself. But we came to an interesting factor, most people when they walk into a room they look at other people and say to themselves “wow she’s really pretty or she’s the size I wish I was” and things like that. But we don’t see ourselves through other peoples eyes, everyone has beauty, whether it is the world view or just true beauty. 

Proverbs says: Pro 31:30  Loveliness is deceptive And prettiness is vain, A woman who fears יהוה is to be praised. 

Next time you see someone even if you can only pick out one thing encouraging ie. the scarf they are wearing brightens their face, or that bracelet is really nice. Things like that, but don’t flatter, unless it’s genuine then that is good but flattery is not.

Did you know Roman generals when paraded through the streets after a conquest were put on a gold chariot, their faces were painted red, and wore purple. they had a slave behind them holding a wreath over their head, and whispering in their ear the whole time “remember you are just a man”. Because all that flattery can go to the head and really muck some one up. It is better when genuinely said than just said because you want to get on someones good side.

 

I will leave you to think on that. Have a good week.