All right then, I suppose since everyone having so much amusement with this talk of the rapture, I will offer what tiny wisdom I have.  Let me start with two lines of scripture: Read for yourself from 1 Thessalonians 5 and  Matthew 24 at the end of this note or better yet in your copy of the bible.

The rapture may come at 6 am on May 21.  It may come at 5:59 or 6:01 or before I finish writing this note.  It might come 120 years from now.  There is only one thing that we do know with a certainty, it will come in the next 70 to 100 years for YOU and for ME. We are mortals. We may be run over by a car or taken up by a tornado or we may die from some long protracted disease.

The fact is you don't know what the number of your days is.  So if you've been waiting to make peace with God do it now.  If you've held a grudge against someone settle it today.  If you haven't told someone that you love them lately, call them right now. Live each day as if it were your last because it just might be.

1 Thessalonians 5:2-4 (New International Version)

2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

 4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.




Matthew 24:6-16 (New International Version)

6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.

   9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

   15 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’[a] spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.



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