Author: Lori Carter
There are some mornings that I wake up and just hate to read the news. So much violence around the world just breaks my heart. People in war torn countries suffering casualties, death, loss of homes and starvation while the rest of the world looks on with indifference for a few minutes and then turns back to their iPods, tablets, computers, and phones checking e-mails, twitter, Facebook and other social media sights.
We, as the human race, that live in the countries that are not torn apart by war, starvation and natural disasters, walk around blindly inattentive to what is happening. Do we not care, do we not recognize that the world could be right on the verge of mass destruction.
There are so many that are involved in this destruction, and not realizing that they will also lose their plans for survival, they continue on a daily basis to instigate these events and circumstances secretly against their fellow human beings. Power, money, fame all spur them onward to try and work everything out in the end to put them above everyone else, to put them in control, to make them rich, to elevate them in the eyes of the lower classes.
It is not just governments working to control the world, decrease the population and working toward a universal control system, but many of the rich and powerful elitists that don’t want to lose their costly way of living, that don’t want to have to struggle to survive. The sad fact is, in the end, everyone will go, whether to heaven or hell, we are all scheduled for a change in our life situations. Some will go on to eternal life with Christ while others will lie in anguish in the fiery pits of hell.
The world in its present situation presents many things to draw our attention from what is really going on around us, who is actually in control, who is herding us toward that time when everyone will be subject to some kind of constant control.
Electronics, advances in technology, wars, criminal acts, entertainment, gossip, and busy schedules created to push people to the extremes and keep their minds occupied with making the almighty buck so they can keep up with the Jones’s, are daily events. There is always something new to draw our attention away from the reality around us.
In several different places in the Bible, it is written that Jesus will return like a thief in the night. In Matthew 24: 42-44, watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the Goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh. 1 Thessalonians 5:2, For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night, and Revelations 3:3 3Remember how you have received and heard, so hold fast and repent. And if you do not awake, I will come against you as a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come on you.
There are so many controversies about religion floating around today, that a new convert to Christianity will find it hard to know what to believe. Groups and individuals who want to be in on the New World Order will go to any means possible to see this come to fruition, even staging a holographic “Rapture” at some point in time. Satan knows his time is short and is using everything in his power to bring down the people of God. UFO’s do exist and are sighted around the world on a daily basis and no-one seems to know for sure who or what they are.
While we believe in a God that created this universe and could have created life on other planets, there is also the chance that they could be some of the fallen angels, their offspring or in fact the minions of Satan himself.
Are you ready for the one who will come like a thief in the night? Will you know if it is him or a man-made, staged event? How can you be sure it is the right time and the right savior? If you are a true Christian, if you are diligent and observing, you will know because you will no longer be here, you will be with Jesus in the twinkling of an eye.
The bible says the dead in Christ will rise first and then the living, but it will probably happen within seconds and not be visible to the non-believers who are still standing in their homes, yards, or jobs. More than likely they will not be able to see Gods chosen rising in the air. For all that we really know, since God’s time is different from ours, the rapture could be already taking place in increments according to his schedule, as he sees fit.
It is really Disheartening, when the place that was supposed to be the root of Christendom, starts changing the reality of the bible and the works of the prophets. When they start looking for these other life-forms themselves, and tell their people to welcome them with open arms before finding out who/what they really are, they could in fact be misleading them to welcome, accept and worship other beings that are, in fact the evil that we are to avoid.
When archeological finds, whether proven or dis-proven start changing the history that is recorded in the bible, such as the recent find that declares Jesus had a wife, those who start to believe in all of this may find themselves waiting on a rapture that they will not have the joy of experiencing.
Stand strong, believe, be diligent and wait for he that may come as a thief in the night.