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  • #91
    Originally posted by iSong6:3 View Post
    Down the street in the Contemplative *church*: "This is a terrible shock. Let's say a centering prayer and breathe in and out the *divine presence*.
    Or, "Please pass the spam." Seems to work well in certain ME countries. Or so I heard from a very "reliable" source.
    sigpic"And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other."
    MTHW 24:31

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    • #92
      Originally posted by OnlyHIM! View Post
      Or, "Please pass the spam." Seems to work well in certain ME countries. Or so I heard from a very "reliable" source.
      /snicker/...

      "...earnestly contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints." Jude 1:3b


      Jesus + something = nothing

      Jesus + nothing = Everything

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      • #93
        Don't worry, I pray for the unreached every day.

        I like to think a large percentage will immediately repent and become Tribulation saints.

        I like to think of lots of people, who got a Bible, digging it out and mining it for answers.

        I like to think of a lot of people getting saved.

        My husband has handed out hundreds of "Don't take the Mark" tracts. I am sure a few will get dug out and read, or re-read, as they think about it. Hopefully they have a Bible to go with the tract (wink).

        " I have had an increasing burden to engage in some down and dirty, street evangelism." March 6, 2010

        Isaiah 6:8 I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “ Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?”

        Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

        Matthew 22:9 NIV
        'So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’


        I'm praying for you daily!
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        • #94
          Originally posted by In Christ View Post
          Are we not saying that the other 90% are not good/complete enough in their beliefs?
          I've never been able to answer that, its on the individual level this is answered. Even some still in full fledged cults are coming out of them as we speak, like some of us have through the years. There is no way to count those born of the Spirit, we just do not know. I have to think that if the Lord can save a wretch like me, He can save many.

          Originally posted by Aussie Micha View Post
          Most of the so- called churches won't be raptured.
          Difficult to say there will be many entire churches left behind, unless you mean churches that ain't churches at all.

          Probably not much some will say, just much weeping and sadness more profound than I can imagine. Some others will find a new found delusion eventually.
          Don't panic! Just be Rapture Ready.

          Joel 3:2

          I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will put them on trial for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel, because they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.

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          • #95
            One thing we do know from scripture is that multitudes will come to Christ during the Tribulation. Better to decide for Christ now. The trib's not going to be any fun.
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            Come soon Lord Jesus - Take us Safely Home

            John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

            Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.


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            • #96
              Difficult to say there will be many entire churches left behind, unless you mean churches that ain't churches at all.
              I mean the ones that teach a false Gospel. There might be handfuls of people missing from them, but not enough for them to think that it was the rapture etc...

              It is important to note that by stating that their will only be 10% of all Christians raptured, that we are not crossing that fine line of judging.
              Not everyone that says that they are a Christian is one. Some think they are one because they go to Church on a Sunday and that's it. Some think because they were baptized as babies etc...



              I said 10 percent, or so..... could be more or less. Just a very rough guide. I went with that figure only because they have done polls. Many so-called christian these days don't believe the Bible is God's Word. And true Faith comes from hearing the Word.

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              • #97
                Originally posted by Homesick777 View Post
                WOF thinking from the pulpit: "You've been left behind because you failed to give enough money. God wants it ALL and I've volunteered to stay behind in order to collect what is due. Now we're going to pass the plate a 4th time today in order to ensure your obedience."
                Was watching a show the other "Late" night and there was some guy selling prayers on television! I thought watching it that I'd better turn it because my house may burn for it. $240 or so and you too can get an answered prayer. JUST AWFUL!! How do people not see through this? Who thinks they have to pay some guy to get their prayers answered? There is no way that I can type the frustration that I feel right now.

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                • #98
                  It sure will be shocking for the millions from the church of oprah that will realize that oprah isn't their savior with her brilliant ideas about there being no need for Jesus. Again I can't type out my frustration!!

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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by kissimmeeman View Post
                    Was watching a show the other "Late" night and there was some guy selling prayers on television! I thought watching it that I'd better turn it because my house may burn for it. $240 or so and you too can get an answered prayer. JUST AWFUL!! How do people not see through this? Who thinks they have to pay some guy to get their prayers answered? There is no way that I can type the frustration that I feel right now.
                    Isn't it funny how some people demean the Lord by representing Him as someone who can be bought? I don't mean funny haha, I mean funny strange. For $240 you can have your prayers answered. For $1000 you can have your marriage annulled. Drop a coin in the coifer and spring your loved ones soul out of purgatory.

                    Wait 'till these people have to stand before Him on judgment day and have to explain why they didn't treat His Name as Holy. I wouldn't want to be them.




                    My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
                    For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; the fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.


                    Baruch haba b'Shem Yahweh!!

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                    • Originally posted by Acts5:41 View Post
                      Don't worry, I pray for the unreached every day.

                      I like to think a large percentage will immediately repent and become Tribulation saints.

                      I like to think of lots of people, who got a Bible, digging it out and mining it for answers.

                      I like to think of a lot of people getting saved.

                      My husband has handed out hundreds of "Don't take the Mark" tracts. I am sure a few will get dug out and read, or re-read, as they think about it. Hopefully they have a Bible to go with the tract (wink).

                      ACTS: I for one can appreciate your work in passing out Bibles and tracts... Just last Friday I was returning from a week on business in Portland Oregon and upon my return to Baltimore I was awaiting my bags in baggage claim and decided I was thirsty, I walked over to a shop to get a drink and as I walked into the shop a man met me at the entrance with a tract in his hand. I did not realize he was appraoching me as I was walking, but I did glance down to see the tract was biblical, but as I stopped and turned around to accept the tract he sped off into the crowd(???). He actually extended his hand to give it to me, but then quickly jerked his hand back and sped off. I thought hey wait... I will take one of those... but it was too late he was mixed in the crowd again... I thought "Wow, did I look like I was not interested?"... I was VERY tired, so maybe I had an annoyed look on my face??? Anyway, a missed opportunity to thank him for his work... I will never know what was in that tract, maybe it was truth, maybe it was not...
                      Please keep up the work you are doing... There are those who need you to be there... Right at that moment...
                      The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me.... Living for Jesus - Listening for the Trumpet

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                      • Originally posted by HeIsEnough View Post
                        I've never been able to answer that, its on the individual level this is answered. Even some still in full fledged cults are coming out of them as we speak, like some of us have through the years. There is no way to count those born of the Spirit, we just do not know. I have to think that if the Lord can save a wretch like me, He can save many.



                        Difficult to say there will be many entire churches left behind, unless you mean churches that ain't churches at all.

                        Probably not much some will say, just much weeping and sadness more profound than I can imagine. Some others will find a new found delusion eventually.
                        I am with you on both points... It just hard to say...
                        The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me.... Living for Jesus - Listening for the Trumpet

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                        • The church to watch when the rapture happens that would interesting would be the Catholic church. I know some of them will be taken but how many would be interesting to see. And I dont mean interesting as in entertaining, just a very curious thought and question.
                          "Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."Isaiah 40:31

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                          • Originally posted by iSong6:3 View Post
                            As RandallB said above, there is a difference between *Rapture* and *resurrection*.

                            In addition to the other few OT examples, most believers (all groups - OT saints, Grace-Age Church, Trib saints) will die to be with God. Death is only the temporary separation of spirit and body.

                            We believe we are the generation to see the pre-Trib Rapture.

                            That means that as living people we will not face death but will be immediately translated into our glorified bodies. There is no waiting period for the Raptured to be reunited with their bodies.

                            The OT saints have died. They are separated from their bodies. They await - not a Rapture, since they're already separated from their bodies - a resurrection of their bodies.

                            So it is incorrect to say that dead people await a Rapture, since by its very definition, it refers to living people who will not die.


                            1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

                            New International Version (NIV)



                            Believers Who Have Died
                            13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.


                            Aren't the dead in Christ awaiting the rapture too?

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                            • As much as I look forward to the rapture of the church, it breaks my heart to think of those who will be left behind. There have been and always will be "make believe" christians who only appear to be christian on the outside but on the inside they are as sin filled as ever. Christ said these people were like dishes that had been washed and cleaned on the outside, but on the inside they were still dirty. My heart breaks most for the people who think they are ok, not fully seeing themselves as they are. The Bible teaches us that God searches the hearts of men daily. He knows who really serves Him and loves Him and who is a pretender and who is in a "way that seems to be right". I am just a man, and can judge no one other than my own heart. I love God but fall so very short daily of living the life He wants me to. Another may not hold the Father so close in his/her heart yet follow the laws of God more closely than I ever could. So who is right and who is wrong? Who can say? Let each one of us examine our selves earnestly and truthfully measuring ourselves againtst God's Holy Word striving toward the day of His coming. Let us forebare each others faults as much as we can, loving each other as Christ commanded, warning each other of the sin we see in each other but not judging each others salvation because if if was Christ who saved us, then He is able also to make us stand. God Bless.

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