Are We Ignoring the Signs?

Are We Ignoring the Signs?

Today, as I was walking through my living room I overheard a CNN reporter saying that NASA was launching a spacecraft tonight (Friday, September 06, 2013) to “investigate” the “unusual glow” of the moon’s surface. Amazing! Right out of the Bible! In the New Testament Book of Luke, chapter twenty-one, verse twenty-five, it reads, “And there shall be SIGNS in the sun, and in the MOON, and in the stars; and upon the Earth distress of nations with perplexity…” Did you see that? At the same time that these “signs” begin to appear in the sun, moon, and stars the Earth will be perplexed with distress of nations! How much more distressed can we be at this point when the entire world is waiting to see if our nation’s current President will launch an attack on Syria with or without Congress’ approval? If we don’t do anything a mass murderer will go seemingly unpunished for using chemical warfare on his own people. But, if we do retaliate on the behalf of innocent lives we stand in danger of setting off a powder keg in the Middle East and possibly the rest of the world! Sounds pretty distressed and perplexing to me! So, I don’t believe we should be “ignoring” God’s signs!

Even though I disagree and have total contempt for the use of chemical warfare on citizens, I would like to ask our President these two questions, “If you are so enraged by the use of chemical warfare on another nation’s citizens, why are you so supportive of abortion-on-demand within your own country?” Life is life… And, life, to me, begins at conception. And, murder is murder whether it is by brute force or chemically induced. And, my second question would be, “Why didn’t you feel just as enraged when our own American Ambassador to Benghazi was beaten to death?” Both of these questions are unanswered and produce a mystery to me…So, I’ll just return my thoughts back to God’s Signs of His return!

For Christians, let us not ignore the signs… Thank goodness three very Wise Men heeded the Signs of the Time at the Birth of our Lord…Therefore, let us fix our eyes upon the next great event in history; the Rapture of the Church. Let’s be out going door to door, if need be, sharing the Good News of the Gospel with as many people as possible… Look up; our redemption draweth nigh! Maranatha!

Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author

Day 7 Celebrating Immanuel

Day 7 Celebrating Immanuel

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for He shall save his people from their sins…(Matthew 1:21 KJV)

For those of us who were born over the past two thousand years, we do not know what it was like living before JESUS was born…We do not know what it was like living before the Cross of Calvary or the blessed Resurrection…

For us, we know the manifested mercies of God through His only begotten Son…We know God’s Love, God’s Power, God’s Grace, God’s Redemption, God’s Salvation, God’s Deliverance, and God’s Will through Jesus Christ; the blessed Savior born unto a virgin in Bethlehem over two thousand years ago…Christians today have the blessed past of his miraculous birth to celebrate (CHRISTMAS!) and his blessed Second Coming to joyously anticipate!  We are truly a blessed generation!

Today’s Christians, like our Old Testament friends, look forward with great Hope and Anticipation towards another coming; The Second Coming of our LordHis second coming will follow exactly seven years after the pre-tribulaton Rapture of the Church (Body of Believers and Followers of Jesus Christ).  Some people refer to the Rapture of the Church as His second coming…However, at the time of the Rapture, Jesus will not actually step his feet back upon planet Earth.  At that time, He will meet His Bride, the church, in the air…What a meeting in the air!  “Then we which are alive and remain  shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (I Thessalonians 4:17 KJV).

The raptured church will be ushered to Heaven for two great events, The Judgement Seat of Christ and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.  Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready . (Revelation 19:7 KJV).

Oh, my friend, we, as Christians, have a great promised future ahead of us no matter what issues we are currently facing while living here on planet Earth.  We, like our Old Testament friends, have the Promised Messiah’s second return in our focused lenses.  They saw his first coming as a babe in the manger. However; we have his second anticipated coming as King of Kings and Lord of Lords…And, I don’t believe that “twinkle-of-the-eye” is very far away…Halleljuah! Amen!

Are you ready?  Are you ready for the Rapture to happen?  There were those who were “ready” to accept the Messiah’s first coming. They believed and received the gift of Salvation while He, Jesus, yet walked among them.  “And, the Word became flesh and dwelled among us.”  (John 1:14 KJV).  By Faith, they believed and received…

Today, By Faith, we look forward to His second return….”Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it.” (I Thessalonians 5:24)…God was FAITHFUL to send His promised Messiah the first time…And, HE will be FAITHFUL to send His promised Messiah the second time!  I ask you again, “Are you ready?”!  Oh, I pray so….

“For God So Loved the World that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through HIM might be saved.” John 3:16-17 KJV.

Remember, God Loves You!

Lin T Rollins, Author

@copyright by Lin T Rollins Dec 2012

HE’S COMING AGAIN!

Hallelujah! He’s Coming Again!

“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.  (Matthew 24:42)

Like so many of you, I wait in great anticipation for the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for his Bride; the New Testament Church; an eschatological event also referred to as the Rapture of the Church, The Second Coming of Christ, and The Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Rev. 19: 7-10).  

There are actually two future returns of Christ to take place…First, the “Gathering of the Saints” (the Bride or the Church) in the air to meet Christ as described in 1 Thessalonians 4:17:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (KJV).

Then, seven years after the rapture of the church (and the completion of the Great Tribulation), Christ will return to Earth as Lord of Lords and King of Kings. This time to set up His throne in Jerusalem to rule and reign over planet Earth for a thousand glorious years as foretold in Revelation chapters 19-20.

Then, Revelation chapters 21-22 describe Heaven and Earth in their new, sinless, eternal state as we, both Old Testament Saints and New Testament Saints alike, abide together with Christ forever and ever.  Hallelujah! Paradise restored through the victorious Blood of the Lamb…Amen!

But, as Christians, let me ask you a question…What are we actually doing to prepare for these great futuristic events?  John-the-Baptist preached a message, “I must decrease and He (Jesus Christ) must increase” (John 3:30).  Using this passage as a foundation, we must allow ourselves; especially our earthly-minded attitudes and mindsets, to decrease so that Jesus will increase…But, sadly, most of us, even as believers, are still running around and living within the boundaries of “present-day- living” and not demonstrating a Blessed HOPE in our heavenly future, prophesied events, or eternal happenings.

Question:  What parent does NOT prepare for the birth of their child??  What parent does NOT tell others of the forthcoming birth of their child?  Only an unwise, foolish mother-to-be would just walk around, growing in size day by day, and dismiss any and all opportunities to prepare for and announce the birth of their child.

Usually, the only mother-to-be who would behave in such a mindset would be one who is perhaps ashamed of the child they are carrying….Nevertheless, the Bible clearly teaches that if we are ashamed of Christ here on earth that He will be ashamed of us in Glory before His Father’s throne….Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. (Mark 8:38)….  Oh, HE’S COMING!!   HE’S COMING AGAIN!!  I AM PREPARING AND MAKING PREPARATIONS FOR HIS SOON COMING!!

I am no theologian, and I’m certain the statement I am about to make can be debated, but I am a retired English teacher and if you take the above scripture in its content and context, it would seem to me that the Lord is possibly speaking to a “generation” or “the” generation that is closest to seeing Him “cometh in the glory of his Father…”  Since NO generation or  no man knoweth the exact day, hour, and time our Lord will return in the glory of his Father, then it would appear to me that “every” generation is accountable and responsible for telling and spreading the Good News of Christ’s Return!!  No excuses!

Just as excited as I was to foretell the birth of my twin daughters and the birth of my youngest daughter, I am to be as excited to tell the forthcoming return of my Savior!!  HE’S COMING AGAIN!!!

And, I believe it is very, very soon!!  The signs are all around us…Just as I knew that the swelling of my feet and the swelling of my tummy let me know that the coming of my baby was getting closer and closer, the “signs” of Christ return are telling each of us the same thing….It is getting closer and closer… Every time I listen to the news, I can see the swelling tides announcing the soon coming of Christ!  An event unparalleled by any and all…Amen…

Today, announce to someone that Jesus is Coming!  Today, prepare and make preparation for His soon return…Don’t make the mistake of being “timid” and “shy,” afraid that some will call you a fatanic….Just as you excitedly announced the forthcoming birth of your child….Tell the world that Jesus is coming soon!  Amen…

Remember, God Loves You!

Lin T Rollins, Author

@ copyrighted by Lin T Rollins, September 2012