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1 posted on 03/19/2009 4:32:03 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

God will call each one of us before you know it. Be prepared.


2 posted on 03/19/2009 4:35:06 PM PDT by frogjerk (NO TAXATION FOR REAMORTIZATION!)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Well written, well said.


3 posted on 03/19/2009 4:36:18 PM PDT by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation !)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
All has not yet been fulfilled.
4 posted on 03/19/2009 4:38:05 PM PDT by svcw
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

God has a plan. He knows exactly how this is going to go down. Whether Satan rules in eight years, twelve years, another century...


5 posted on 03/19/2009 4:39:51 PM PDT by benjibrowder (Looking forward to kicking Obama out of office in 2012.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

For the Father’s own reasons. Whether Jesus returns tomorrow or 50,000 years from now, His expectations of us today, as long as it is “today,” do not change.


6 posted on 03/19/2009 4:39:54 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Even for a thin-skinned solipsistic narcissist, Obama seems a frightful po-faced pill." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
The world is in a sorry state of affairs

When wasn't it ?
7 posted on 03/19/2009 4:40:31 PM PDT by SouthDixie (We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Jesus has returned. His name is Barack Obama.


8 posted on 03/19/2009 4:40:52 PM PDT by conservativeinferno (My SUV is the urban squirrel's worst predator.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Not to make light of your serious post...

But I suspect that He’s going to let us marinate in our own corruption for a bit...


9 posted on 03/19/2009 4:41:17 PM PDT by ForeignDude
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

The rapture caucus started here last night. You might want to post there.

I became a Christian in 1994. Bill Clinton had shaken my faith in everything I believed politically. I thought that there was no hope against this dark prince that was so beloved by the media. The press was giving us lying polls each day about the fall congressional races, saying the Dems were ahead or they were all toss ups. The media later put a moratorium on about telling us how many seats the GOP gained.

But before that, I was speaking to a friend who told me his minister father believed in a time that the Christians wouldn’t be here. I wasn’t a Christian, but was fascinated. Every day I asked my friend more and more questions and he had to call his father daily, which in turn brought them together.

Interest in prophecy waxes and wanes, but we know our faith and will continue to wait patiently for the “blessed hope.”


10 posted on 03/19/2009 4:41:23 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

The way I see it,Israel was shocked by the Babylonian siege. I am afraid, we are not even close. I read Lamentations 4 and found some interesting parallels. There is much more work to be done. Uncomfortable, sacrificial work.


13 posted on 03/19/2009 5:17:28 PM PDT by momincombatboots (The last experience of the sinner is the horrible enslavement of the freedom he desired. -C.S. Lewis)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

I look at it this way. If one of God’s days is a thousand of our years (2 Peter 3:8), then Jesus has only been gone for the weekend. Although, I am ready when He is!


15 posted on 03/19/2009 6:18:24 PM PDT by reaganaut (ex-mormon, now Christian. "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

People have been expecting Him to come since the mid-1800’s. If He had come any time in the ensuing 75 years, you wouldn’t exist to have to worry about it.

IOW, it seems to be all about you???


16 posted on 03/19/2009 6:44:42 PM PDT by norge
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To: All

Why is Jesus waiting? We’re not ready yet.


17 posted on 03/19/2009 6:49:23 PM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Honest coping — coping that heals the soul — finally arrives when one truly understands why Jesus is waiting to return, allowing the evil in the world to rage on in the meantime. The key to that understanding lies in 2 Peter 3:9 which reads, "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."

The LORD says to my Lord:
"Sit at My right hand
Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet."
- Psalm 110,
the single most quoted psalm in the entire New Testament.

20 posted on 03/19/2009 8:31:52 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ( "Every country has the government it deserves" - Joseph Marie de Maistre)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

The mystery of iniquity is fulfilled on the great & notable day of the Lord. It’s a mystery that’s why we can’t fully understand it. I do know the bride of Christ must make herself ready, without spot or wrinkle. I do know that saints will wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb and make themselves ready. The purification of the Church & the mystery of iniquity are tied together.

I’m tired of endless speculation about pre-mid-post-no-already rapture theories. Many think they’re right, many aren’t sure. What difference does it make?(please don’t try to start an argument, I’m simply trying to make a point) Are we, God’s people, doing the work He gave us to do? Are we carrying out the great commission & washing our robes in the blood of the Lamb? Have we placed the well-keeping of our souls squarely in His hands & set out to do what He requires of us? We shall be strong & do exploits & we shall instruct many. Many of us will fall to make us white & to purify us but we shall be helped with a little help.

The end game is the end game of the ages. Think about that. We’re talking about all of creation groaning for the revealing of the Sons of God! satan does everything he can to thwart God’s plans and all he ever succeeds in doing is bringing more glory to God’s own kingdom. It is interesting that we’re seeing prophecy fulfilled before our very eyes. satan can only get power by force & that’s the moves we’re seeing take place. Sadly for us, humans are purified through the fires of suffering & anguish. How does one make whole a rotten apple? We’re rotten & somehow God uses these fires of affliction to make us whole.

Pray is my recommendation. Pray for your families, your nations, yourselves and for mankind. Pray. Prayer is how God works on the earth. Pray. Pray that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things & stand before the Son of Man. Maranatha!


21 posted on 03/19/2009 9:02:06 PM PDT by MitziRene
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

I really appreciate this point of view. When the rapture does happen, the minds of those who had the chance to accept Christ will become clouded, and they will never again have the chance to be saved. I have a SIL and her partner who are in that category. I think we need to greatly increase our prayers for them both as well as for other unsaved friends and acquaintances. God knows who the very last person is who needs to accept His salvation before He returns for all of us.


22 posted on 03/20/2009 3:57:50 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie ("Let his days be few, and let another take his office." Psalm 109:8)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Here’s why:

Rev 6:9-11 - And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they [were], should be fulfilled.


33 posted on 03/22/2009 7:47:05 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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Jesus came back in the 1st century like he said.

Mat 24:30 And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the heavens. And then all the tribes of the land will wail. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and much glory.

Mat 24:31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from the ends of the heavens to their ends.

Mat 24:4 & 34 And Jesus answered his disciples and said unto them - Truly I say to you, In no way will this generation pass away until all these things have occurred.

Jesus told the disciples that their generation would not pass away until he showed up. Thus, he did.

Luk 17:25 But first must he suffer many things and be rejected of this generation.

Mat 17:17 And Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you?

Jesus stood in front of Peter and said, "I am coming back, in your lifetime." (Mat 24:34)

Kind of hard to miss. :)

36 posted on 03/24/2009 10:37:08 PM PDT by OPREV
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To: GiovannaNicoletta; Star Traveler; Quix

Jesus is waiting for the fullness of the Gentiles. MY OPINION

http://www.watchmanbiblestudy.com/biblestudies/Definitions/Def_TimesFullnessGentiles.htm

Romans 11:25
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.

The fullness of the Gentiles is a referenced to the blindness of Israel. They’ll be blinded until the fullness of the Gentiles. When were they blinded? At the triumphal entry. Luke 19:41-44

They will be unblinded when the fullness of the Gentiles is come in. Come in to where? I believe this is speaking to those Gentiles that will obey His Word and follow Yeshua. I believe the harpazo of the bride of Christ is the fullness of the Gentiles. There is a point when the body of Christ (the bride) has reached it’s fullness. We know this because God shuts the door to the marriage and no more are added to the bride after the marriage. This is dealt with in Matthew 25:1-13, the kingdom parable of the 10 virgins.

The triumphal entry was 14,000 days before the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple in 70 AD. If these two times started at different times, can they be referring to the same thing? I don’t believe so. I believe the times of the Gentiles and the fullness of the Gentiles speak to two different things, worldly Gentiles and saved Gentiles respectively.


37 posted on 05/25/2009 9:58:58 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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People like Jimmy Carter believe all the Jews need to be slaughtered first.


38 posted on 05/25/2009 10:00:46 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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